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Obituary for Elsie Louise Van De Graff

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Elsie Louise Van De Graff

December 23, 1927 - September 27, 2013

Ogden- Our dear mother and grandmother Louise Van De Graff passed away peacefully Friday September 27, 2013. She was born December 23, 1927 in Ogden, Utah, a daughter of Conrad and Manie Hansen Mueller.
Mom was a lifelong resident of Ogden where she enjoyed swimming, hiking and camping with her family. She married Edward (Ted) Glasmann June 18, 1947. They had one child Deborah. Louise and Ted were later divorced. Louise met LeRoy Van De Graff while skiing at Snow Basin Ski Resort. They were married January 27, 1955. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Ogden Temple. She was a member of the Birch Creek 7th Ward and served the Lord in many callings.
She is survived by four children Deborah (Glenn) Simmons, David (Janet) Van De Graff, Thomas Van De Graff, and Kim (Dan) Cornell, 11 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother (Jack) and infant daughter (Pelar).
Funeral services will be held Friday October 4th at 11:00 a.m. at the Birch Creek 7th Ward, 3680 Eccles Ave. Ogden. A viewing will be held Thursday, October 3rd from 6 to 8p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, and Friday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church. She will be laid to rest at Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park.
The family would like to thank the staff of CNS Hospice and Legacy Village of Layton for the kind and compassionate care given to Louise.



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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Friday, October 4, 2013

Time: 11:00 am -

Burch Creek First Ward Chapel


5161 South 1300 East , , Ogden, UT,

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Born: December 23, 1927
Died: September 27, 2013

Condolences for Elsie Louise Van De Graff

Brenda L Glasmann posted on 10/2/13

I was very saddened of the news of Louise passing. We had some fantastic talks about my father (Ted) and my sister Deborah. I send my best and all my love to the family. May Heavenly Father bless the family and keep them always in his loving arms.


Rich Porter posted on 10/1/13

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Sister Van De Graff. I have fond memories of growing up in the ward with Louise. She was my den mother in cub scouts. She always made going to scouts fun and exciting. Most recently I often found Louise giving service at the McKay-Dee Hospital. I have memories of Kim and David growing up, and you all have my deepest condolences.


Robert and Ann Glasmann posted on 10/1/13

We are saddened at the passing of Louise. We're grateful that we got to meet her and Deborah at the funeral of Dick Glasmann a couple of years ago. Our thoughts and prayers. --Bob and Ann


Jackie Dillard posted on 10/1/13

Louise was one of the sweetest, funniest, and fun, spunky ladies I've had the privilege to meet! I had the opportunity to meet Louise, eat meals with her, and spend lots of time with her when we were both out at Legacy Village together. She reminded me of another grandma--always joking around together, making me laugh, smile, we'd sit together at church, sit together at all our meals, and many times spent together just visiting! I appreciate the wonderful example she was--teaching myself and many others how important it was to be happy, just be yourself, and to enjoy life! She loved, loves, her family dearly and always loved to tell me about each of you and how much you meant to her!! My thoughts and prayers are with each of you! May you be blessed in knowing that families can be together forever!