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Obituary for Ella Opal Detterich

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Ella Opal Detterich

June 9, 1920 - December 27, 2012

Ella Opal DetterichElla Opal Detterich, 92, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012, in West Haven, UT.She was born June 9, 1920 in Artesia, New Mexico to John N. Wingfield and Olive Jonas. She attended school in Deming, New Mexico.Opal married Lloyd Detterich In November 1952. During their life together they had lived in California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington and finally Utah. Opal and Lloyd were the gate keepers at the A Bar A Ranch in Wyoming and enjoyed spending time at the ranch. Lloyd was her soul mate and they were married for almost fifty years at the time of his death in 2002.Opal was an Eastern Star member, had volunteered with the Senior Companions program, and many other hospitals and nursing homes. She was an animal lover and always had a dog in her life.She is survived by her sons, John E. Hilty, Rodney L. (Janice) Detterich, daughter-in-law Loretta (Max) Shiffman, 8 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Detterich, parents, one son, Lloyd Dean Detterich and her brother, J.W. (Dutch) Wingfield.The family would like to thank the staff at Peach Tree Place, where she resided for the last six years, for the love and care she received while there. A special thank you to Meghan, and the staff at Curo Hospice, for their compassion and care these past few months.Services will be held Thursday, January 3, 2013, at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 – 36th St.,Ogden, UT. Family will greet friends prior to the services from 9:45 am to 10:45 am.Cremation under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.Please send your condolences and a memory at



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Date: Thursday, January 3, 2013

Time: 11:00 am - 10:45 am

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


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Born: June 9, 1920
Died: December 27, 2012

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ann talbot posted on 1/3/13

My husband and I met Opal about 20 + years ago when she lived on the one way street in Ogden. We bought a freezer chest from her, she was firm in her price and fiesty and I thought this is one strong woman. I have met her many times since, holidays, lunches, easter egg hunts at Peachtree. She always asked about my mom and how she was doing. I know how much Loretta loved this woman and she felt she was like a mom to her. I hope she is at peace and with Lloyd now looking down on her loved ones. Her grandchildren, great grandchildren and the little greatgranchildren running around now i am sure will have good memories and will miss her. Peace to her two sons and all the family she believes behind. Tony and Ann Talbot