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Nola Kay Edson

June 12, 1936 - July 1, 2014

Nola Kay Edson, 78, returned to her heavenly family on July 1, 2014. She was born in Ogden, UT on June 13, 1936 to Frederick Kay Edson and Belva (Hill) Edson. She was the eldest of three children. She graduated from Weber High School in 1954 and Weber State in 1955.
She worked as a secretary for Southern Pacific Railroad for 35 years as well as TRW, Inc. for 15 years.
She was a member of the Eastwood Ward in South Ogden where she served as the church organist for over thirty years. During that time, she also served as an organist at the Ogden Temple for 12 years. Nola Kay was a talented pianist and organist whose love for singing and music brought her through many cherished experiences and provided her with great joy. She donated her time and secretarial skills to serve in many positions throughout her life; including transcribing patriarchal blessings for the stake patriarch; and serving as secretary for the Union Pacific Old-Timers #6 Chapter, the National Association of Railroad Business Women, and the Yorkshire Meadows Condo Association.
Nola Kay was a dedicated Weber State Alumni Member and an avid sports fan. If Weber State had athletic season tickets for sale, then she was the first one in line to get them. She held season tickets to the Ogden Raptors and was a big fan of the Utah Jazz.
Although Nola Kay did not have any children, she supported, loved, and cared for her nephew and four nieces as if they were her own.
She is survived by her sister, Mary Lou (Edson) and Albert Vogrinec, Price, UT; brother, Bruce and Jeri Edson, St. George, UT; nephew, Griffen Kay and Sandra Edson, South Ogden, UT; niece, Nicky Vogrinec, Price, UT; niece, Wendee Edson, South Ogden, UT; niece, Erica Vogrinec, Price, UT; niece, Lori (Vogrinec) Sanchez, Albuquerque, N.M.; childhood and lifelong best friend, Irene Butler, Roy, UT; as well as many great nieces, nephews and loved ones.
The family wishes to extend a grateful thank you to niece, Wendee Edson and nephew, Griffen Edson for the care and love given to Nola Kay throughout her illness. The family would also like to thank the staff at Mountain View Health Services and Encompass Home Health and Hospice for their loving care and kindness.
A viewing will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 – 36th St., Ogden, UT from 12:00 pm until 1:45 pm on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Services will follow at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Ogden City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted in Nola Kay’s name at any Goldenwest Credit Union Branch.
Sing with the angels sweet Nola Kay. We love you forever and always.



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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

836 – 36th St.

Ogden, UT  84403

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Time: 2:00 pm -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Leavitt’s Mortuary

836 – 36th St.

Ogden, UT  84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, July 9, 2014

1875 Monroe

Ogden, UT


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Born: June 12, 1936
Died: July 1, 2014

Condolences for Nola Kay Edson

Bruce Edson posted on 7/11/14

Thank you all for your thought's we Love you Nola Kay say hi to Mom and Dad !!!!


Wade Kotter posted on 7/9/14

Nola Kay was truly a sweetheart in every sense of the world. I sat close to her for several years in the Ogden Community Choir (now the Wasatch Master Chorale). I must admit that we teased each other mercilessly. I miss her smile and quick wit. She was so proud of being able to play the organ in the Ogden Temple and her ward, and no one supported Weber State like Nola Kay. I know she's singing with the angels there, in that happy land so fair. My heart goes out to her loved ones, but I know she will be there to greet you when it comes time for you to travel on.


Mark Hersom posted on 7/9/14

I send my condolences and my sincerest sympathies for your loss. Nola Kay was always friendly and cheerful to everyone. I always remember her playing beautiful music in church. Mark Hersom


Wayne Campbell and family posted on 7/8/14

We would like to express our condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. We will miss Nola at our monthly Railroad dinners, she was a joy to visit and spend time with. All our love The Campbell sisters.


Jim and Anna Richardson posted on 7/8/14

To the wonderful family of Nola Kay Edson, we send our sincerest sympathies. We loved Nola Kay and the wonderful music she brought to the Ogden 32nd Ward. She was always so happy. One of the dearest ladies I have ever known.


Susan Foster posted on 7/7/14

I have sweet memories of my dear cousin Nola Kay. She loved the cousin/Edson get-togethers at our Aunt Joyce's in Novato California and so did I! We would go to movies, play games and talk late into the night:) Sending my love to Mary Lou, Bruce and their families. Susan Foster


Steven L. Stowers posted on 7/7/14

A precious portion, from my earliest memories on Chimes View, 39th Street and the 32nd ward, include the sweet and melodious remembrance of Nola Kay. Even deeper than her marvelous musical talent, pondering the summation of her life today, I see her face and think of "Christ like Kindness" Perhaps a greater contribution to humanity cannot be offered. Mary Lou and Bruce, I don't know if you remember me, but I suspect you remember the Stowers Clan, Nola Kay was loved by my parents, by my siblings, Shirley, Art, Lynnette, and Bob. Why, because we all felt her love for us. May you be blessed in coming days with the recognition of her abundant life and her complete devotion to the Great Plan of Happiness. May the memory of her strikingly beautiful life and example, inspire us all, until we embrace her again, The Stowers Family