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Obituary for Goldie Hirschi VanDyke

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Goldie Hirschi VanDyke

February 21, 1922 - March 27, 2011

Goldie Hirschi VanDyke 1922 ~ 2011 We are saddened by the sudden loss of our dear wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend, Goldie VanDyke, on Sunday, March 27, 2011, but we celebrate in her life, her love and her goodness. Goldie was born in Geneva, Idaho on February 21, 1922 to Christian and May Widmer Hirschi. Mom lived life actively. She married her eternal companion Allan D. VanDyke in the Salt Lake Temple on October 28, 1954 and shared so many great memories in their life together. They loved skiing, golfing, traveling, ballroom dancing, playing the organ, serving in the temple, and spending time with family. Mom worked hard. She spent 8 years as a civil service employee and then finished a degree at the University of Utah in order to pursue her true passion, teaching children. Mom loved teaching. She loved the energy and enthusiasm of working with the 2nd grade children at Oak Hills Elementary. She taught for 23 years. She and Dad then spent time traveling the world and seeing the sights. She loved and was loved by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was very much the “doting grandma.” Mom was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From the time she was 15, Mom served in the church in various callings. She and Dad served a Stake Mission for 18 months as Extraction Workers, followed by 7 years of service in the Salt Lake Temple as Ordinance Workers. To quote Mom, “I consider my temple service as my salvation.” She will be missed by her husband, Allan; children, Gloria (David) Vance, Stephen (Becky) VanDyke; sister, Joyce (Karl) Anderson, sister in-law Lois Hirschi, 14 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Christian and May Hirschi, brothers, Ferris Hirschi, Harvey Hirschi, and Don Hirschi and great-grandsons, Jared Vance and William Vance. The sweet sounds of family were like music to her ears and hugs and kisses were food to her soul. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 1, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Bountiful 41st Ward, 165 S. 1000 E., Bountiful, UT. Friends and family may call Thursday, March 31, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Bountiful 41st Ward and again on Friday from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the Bountiful 41st Ward. Interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street, Ogden, UT.Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittsmortuary.com

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, April 1, 2011

Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Bountiful 41st Ward

Address:

165 South 1000 East , , Bountiful , UT,

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Service Information

Date: Friday, April 1, 2011

Time: 11:00 am -

Bountiful 41st Ward

Address:

165 South 1000 East , , Bountiful , UT,

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Timeline for Goldie Hirschi VanDyke

Born: February 21, 1922
Died: March 27, 2011

Condolences for Goldie Hirschi VanDyke

Carolyn Read White posted on 3/31/11

Hi Uncle Allan, Steve, and Gloria:My sister, Annette, saw the notice of Aunt Goldie's passing in the Deseret News. She enjoyed visiting with you, Gloria, 10 days ago. Fond memories of family gatherings when we were all younger. Goldie was such a dear aunt to us all. We know how much she will be missed.Love, Annette, Carolyn, Alene, Daron, Dave

 

Susie Willey Heaton posted on 3/30/11

Mrs. VanDyke was my favorite teacher. I loved her so much and she loved me also. She did so many things that showed her love. She even took me to the zoo on her own time. She made me feel that I was her favorite. My mind has been filled with wonderful memories of her. I have told my children all about her. I also became a 2nd grade teacher. I wanted to follow in her footsteps. Thank you for sharing her with so many children. I am sure she touched many lives for good.

 

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