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Obituary for Dolores “Dee” Sowerby Oliver

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Dolores “Dee” Sowerby Oliver

March 17, 1928 - March 15, 2014

We are celebrating the departure of our loving Mom and Grandma, Dolores Sowerby Oliver, who has left us to go home to her personal Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on March 15, 2014.

Dolores was born in Ogden, UT on March 17, 1928 to Thomas and Eunice Sowerby. She graduated Ogden High and married Robert Vandenberg and later divorced. They have five children together and spent many of their early years in the Ogden/Bountiful area.

Dee retired from Davis County Mental Health Services in 1997 and moved to Price, Utah.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and sister. She is survived by her five children: Karen (Dave) Mingo of Gervais, OR; Dirk (Chris) Vandenberg, Sandy, UT; Tom (Barb) Vandenberg, Ogden, UT; Kim (Steve) Martinez, Price, UT; Karlene (Nestor) Zuluaga, Buford, GA. Fifteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

Celebration of her Life will be held Tuesday, March 18, 2014 with a viewing from 6:00 – 8:00 Leavitt’s Mortuary 836 36th Street, Ogden, UT.

Services will be held on Wednesday March 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with a viewing prior to service from 10:00 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Time: 11:00 am -


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Born: March 17, 1928
Died: March 15, 2014

Condolences for Dolores “Dee” Sowerby Oliver

Melinda Sowerby Williams posted on 3/19/14

I was so blessed at the funeral today. Tom's stories brought back lots of memories. I have to share a couple. When he was speaking of her tuna sandwiches, I remember as a little kid being out at your house in the north part of Ogden about lunchtime one day with my mom. I don't know why we were there during the day and without my dad or Uncle Bob around, but I remember Aunt Delores making tuna sandwiches, and yes, it was a great sandwich! When Tom was speaking about Delores laughing so hard she had tears running down her leg, it reminded me of a couple of clubs my mom, Aunt Delores and Aunt Eunie were in. One was a pinnocle club, the other an Eating club." the women would get together monthly at one of their homes. I remember once when it was mom's turn I heard them all burst out in uproarious laughter, then heard Aunt Delores say rather loudly, "Ohhh, I peed my pants! That brought another burst of laughter! I'm sorry I didn't keep in touch better with Aunt Delores. We exchanged Christmas cards one year after she moved to Price and I knew of her work in Bountiful -- I only lived in Centerville and it would have been a perfect time for us to meet. Anyway,it was great seeing you all and remembering Aunt Delores I'll keep you all in my prayers Melinda


Tracie McEwen-Garritson posted on 3/19/14

Sending prayers and love to Tom and his whole family on the loss of their Mom and Grandmother. May the love and sweet memories of her be what helps you through this most difficult time.


Irene Zamantakis posted on 3/18/14

My heart is broken. She was and always will be a great lady. I loved her so much and will always love her and miss her. She always had a smile for anyone she met. I loved going to lunch with her and going shopping with her. Somehow life will go on without her, but, it will never be the same. I'm sending my love to the family.


Pattie & Scott Tucker posted on 3/18/14

Dee will be greatly missed by us in the Price area, she was a woman of strong Faith & loved her Lord and Savior. The boys and I loved meeting and worshiping with your Mom. I know that She is singing with others the praises of the Lord. I always enjoyed visiting with her at work. Catching up on the news. She was a great role model for others to pattern after. We are deeply Saddened with this news of her passing. Feel assured that she is in the Mansion with many rooms & is waiting for Family and friends to join her at Our Lords feet. Our Prayers are with the Family during this time. "Grace be to you & peace from God our Father & the Lord Jesus Christ." Galatians 1:3 KJV


Toni Browne posted on 3/18/14

I always loved being around Aunt Delores and Uncle Bob , they were always so much fun. I have always missed them in my life. I have a wonderful letter from Aunt Delores that I will always treasure. My condolences go out to her family at the loss of their mother. I know mom will be glad to see her sister again, she so often talked about her just before her passing. Much love and prayers to all of you at this time. Love Toni