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Obituary for Maria Dekleva Chadaz

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Maria Dekleva Chadaz

January 10, 1928 - September 29, 2013

Tremonton- Maria Dekleva Chadaz, 85, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, died Sunday, September 29, 2013 in Tremonton of congestive heart failure.
She was born January 10, 1928 in Petelinje, Koper, Slovenia, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, a daughter of Josef and Maria Fatur Dekleva.
In 1947 she married Jakob Sedmak in Slovenia. He died October 27, 1947. On April 9, 1959, she married John Chadaz of Tremonton, Utah. She immigrated to the United States that same year and became a U.S. Citizen in 1981. He died on October 25, 1992.
She enjoyed cooking, sewing, knitting-the latter for which she won several blue ribbon county fair awards, and always had an immaculate garden and home. She dearly loved her children, grand children, great-grandchildren, and had a special love for music. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
Surviving are her son Jacob (Sydnee) Sedmack Jr., Brigham City, UT, daughter Janet (Brian) McCormick, Richmond, VA, and son Bart Chadaz, Tremonton, UT, six grandchildren and four great-granchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Joseph Dekleva, Sydney, Austrailia and Marko Dekleva, Toronto, Canada, and one sister Katrina in Slovenia. She was preceded in death by her two husbands, two brothers and both parents.
Mass of the Resurrection will be at the Weber State University Catholic Newman Center Chapel, 3738 Custer Ave. in Ogden on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with interment Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Mausoleum, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah with Father Charles Cummins officiating.
Family members would like to thank Intermountain Hospice Team, Dr. Todd J. Miller, M.D. and Linda Touchard, BSN.


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Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013

Time: 2:00 pm -

Newman Center


3738 Custer Ave., , Ogden, Utah, 84403

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Mass of the Resurrection

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Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013

Leavitt's Mausoleum


836 36th Street, , Ogde, UT, 84403

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Born: January 10, 1928
Died: September 29, 2013

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jeri robbins posted on 10/29/13

Jake, Sid, family, we have been gone for three months so just heard about your mom. she was a special lady and will be missed by all who knew her. our love and prayers are with you.


Alicia Allen Moon posted on 10/4/13

Jake, Janet and Bart, We were so saddened to hear about your mother. Your mom was such a sweet person. I remember sitting there and listening to her and my mom talking Italian. Your dad brought her over to meet my mom when she first got to Tremonton so she would have someone to talk to. Mom drove her to her dr. appointments when she was pregnant with both Janet and Bart. I bet they are visiting now! Sorry we missed the mass, we are in St. George for awhile.


Jackie posted on 10/4/13

I met your mother through my mother, Yolanda Allen, when she and Jacob moved to Tremonton, Utah. I remember thinging how brave she was to move so far away from her family. She stayed close to my mother and I remember them visiting eachother whenever they could. I send my prayers to you.


Evelyn Fuhriman posted on 10/2/13

I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. I enjoyed visiting with her in the hospital on Thursday. I have great admiration for her family. You have my sincere condolences. My love to you, Evelyn Fuhriman


Cleo Cervantez posted on 10/1/13

I met Maria Chadaz and her family in 1955 and have been very good friends with her ever since. She had an apple tree and would always give me a box of apples through out the years. My kids and her kids grew up together. She was very giving. With Love Cleo Cervantez


Athena Bean posted on 10/1/13

Bart, As I read the paper today I saw the obituary for your Mom. I was saddened to see her, yet I know she was a good woman, and welcomed into loving arms when she passed. You have been the dutiful son who took such good care of her over the last several years. I fully believe she would not have lived as long as she did, if you had not done such a good job. Still it does not fill the void left by her mortal body passing, and my prayers are with you and your family at this time. I pray for comfort and strength that you may endure. Time heals and so I pray it will be for you. I loved your Mom she was a nice person to me, and accepted me, Thank-you. Cannot attend the memorial, as I have to work, With deepest sympathy, Athena Bean


Lucinda Reyes posted on 10/1/13

Maria was our landowner for many years in the later 80's and 90's and early 2000's. We lived next door to her so we got to see her everyday. She would talk to me and my brother and also the neighbor girls Britteny, Brianne, and Lexie. She would ask us how our day at school went. She always would remember are birthdays. She always gave us pies, rolls, and sugar cookies for the holidays. She was always enjoyed gardening. She was very friendly she always invited us to have tea and cookies with her. She was very kind and caring lady. Love Lucinda Reyes