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Obituary for Minnie T Willis

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Minnie T Willis

October 11, 1922 - March 23, 2011

Minnie Wihelmina Twynstra DeGroot Willis was born in Ogden Utah on October 11, 1922 at 10:30 a.m. to Sjerp Twynstra and Gerlofke Van Der Veen She had one sister Thelma, who was born in Holland. Her mother died when she was 10 years old. Her father remarried and she has two half sisters JoAnn and Nancy, only one whom is still living. She attended Weber High school. She married Andrew Peter DeGroot on September 8, 1948. They were married for 18 years before he passed away. She has three children Diana (Bill) Fouyer, Nadine (Richard) Jensen, and Glenn (Becky) DeGroot. She married Ed Willis on April 4, 1986. She inherited three more daughters, Karen Willis, Becky (Troy) Weeks and Vickie (Doug) Friedle. Her and Ed have 21 grand children and 23 great grand children. Ed and Minnie met at a single adult meeting when they were both involved in the single adults. After their marriage Minnie and Ed served a 12-month mission to West Virginia. They entered the Mission Home on October 5th 1988. After returning home from their mission, they served in the Ogden Temple for a number of years.. Minnie and Ed lived in Riverdale, Utah, for about a year before they moved to Roy.They have both been residing at Stoney Brooke Assisted Living in Riverdale Utah.Minnie was lunchroom manager for the Ogden City Schools for a number of years. She then worked and retired from Defense Depot Ogden.Minnie’s hobbies were ceramics, reading, cooking and candy making, which all of the kids and grand kids looked forward to every Christmas.


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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


Timeline for Minnie T Willis

Born: October 11, 1922
Died: March 23, 2011

Condolences for Minnie T Willis

Eileen Healy posted on 3/29/11

We are sorry to hear of the passing of this good lady. I have heard Diana talk many times of all odd the good she has done. I know she will be missed. Our thoughts are with you at this time.Eileen and Russell Healy


Carolyn Maylin Rusch posted on 3/29/11

Minne was a neighbor to my Grandmother Cecile Barnes and to my parents Joe and Evelyn Maylin. When my family moved to Ogden, in 1967. Minnie was my Laurel Advisor. She was always so kind and caring. It was many years later that I saw her again, just before she left on her mission. She was an amazing woman with a great sense of humor and lots of energy. She touched the lives of many people. She is indeed a choice daughter of our Heavenly Father. May you find peace in the wonderful memories you have of time spent together.Carolyn Rusch


Larry and Janet Price posted on 3/29/11

I so loved to talk to your mother, Diana and Bill. She was a special friend of my mothers, Mickey Clay. Your mother always was so cheerful and her smile was so addictive. She always had such a positive glow about her and always greeted Larry and I when we came to visit my mother. When my mother was nominated for "resident of the month" in November, your mother got up and said how much she admired my mother and was so glad that they became such good friends.She always told me she loved my mothers hair, which had so little gray. Thank you Bill for re-introducing yourself to my mother and telling her how you knew both Larry and I during our younger years. I am sorry my mother does not remember everyone in our lives since it has been over 40 years ago. Thank you both for being part of our lives. We send our deepest condolences to you and your family. She will be remembered so fondly and missed by so many friends that she knew at Stoney Brooke. Please feel free to e-mail me and let me know where you can be reached. Always, Larry and Janet Price


Bobbi Lane posted on 3/28/11

I have so many memories of Minnie. One of my favorites is playing bunko with her at all of the family parties. I am so sorry for your loss and that I am not there to be with you.You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.Love,Bobbi (Barbara) Lane


Richard Watkins posted on 3/28/11

Dear Ed, Doug, and Vickie: We were sorry to read of Minnie's passing. We have many fond memories of our visits and associations. We will be out of state the rest of this week, so will not be able to pay our respects in person. We extend our sincere condolences to the entire family and want you to know that we are thinking of you.Love,Richard & Edith Watkins