VeLoye Gunderson DeFriez was born July 8, 1922 in Clear Creek, Utah. She died May 15, 2009. VeLoye was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She lived most of her adult life in East Carbon City and Moab. She worked for the National Park Service in Moab and retired after 20 years of faithful service.
She was a lifetime member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, having served in various callings for several wards and stakes for over 25 years, including as Relief Society president for more than 25 years, and two missions.
She was always ready to serve her family, friends and anyone in need. VeLoye was loved by all her knew her, and she will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her sons, Troy Clark DeFriez, of Glen Burnie, Md., and Tim William DeFriez, of Nashville, Tenn.; her sister, Belle Finley, of Stevensville Mont.; brother, Earl D. Gunderson, of East Carbon, Utah, and seven grandchildren.
VeLoye was preceded in death by her husband, Clark William DeFriez, in May of 2008.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at the East Carbon LDS Chapel. A viewing was held Tuesday, May 19, prior to the service at the church.
Interment was in the Ferron City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the LDS Perpetual Education Fund. Services were in the care of Fausett Mortuary.