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Obituary for Venice C Flygare

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Venice C Flygare

July 19, 1925 - March 9, 2012

Venice Carson Flygare, 86, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2012, in Ogden, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.She was born on July 19, 1925, the daughter of George Lester Carson and Leona Flossie Wakefield in Burley, Idaho.Venice was raised on a large ranch, 16 miles north of Grouse Creek, Utah. She loved being with her sister Adele.Having graduated from Ogden High School in 1943, she came to work as a switchboard operator/typist in the U.S. Employment Office in Ogden, and there she met her eternal sweetheart, Harold Flygare.They were married on September 13, 1947 in Los Angeles and were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on March 26, 1952. They spent more than 55 years together until Harold passed away in 2002. Venice put family first and was always caring for those she loved.She had traveled all over the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Hawaii, New Zealand, Fiji and Australia. She especially enjoyed crafts, decorating cakes, family trips/gatherings, and her dear friends. She also created many unique porcelain dolls.Venice was a charter member of the Mount Ogden Chapter of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served as Ward Relief Society President, homemaking leader, teacher and many other callings. She also transcribed patriarchal blessing for the Ogden East Stake.She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Adele, her husband Harold and her oldest son Glenn.Venice is survived by two sons, Mark (Kathleen) Flygare, Galway, Ireland; Dale (Pam) Flygare, Vaughn, Washington; a daughter, LeAnn (Lynn) Arave, Layton, Utah; and a daughter-in-law, Susan Flygare, Ogden. She has 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.The family would like to thank all of her caregivers, especially Robert from Alpine Hospice.Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 17 at 11:00 am at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden.Viewings will be held Friday, March 16 from 6:00-8:00 pm and Saturday, March 17 from 10:00-10:45 am prior to the service.Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Date: Saturday, March 17, 2012

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2012

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Date: Saturday, March 17, 2012

Ogden City Cemetery


, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: July 19, 1925
Died: March 9, 2012

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Paula Cass posted on 4/3/12

My mother, Alice Cass, and Venice were the best of friends. I can remember Venice giving my mom perms in the kitchen. They made incredible candy together and wonderful petit fores. My mother also passed away from Alzheimer's. Really rough. The last time I saw Venice we were in the Smith's on 42nd Street and she cried and cried with me over my mother's death. I really thought the world of Venice and the world is not a better place without her.


John Flygare posted on 3/17/12

Dear Family,I can say that I am sorry for your loss, because she was one of our family & we Loved her & will miss her very much. I am very satisfied that she is with us today. She is free from pain and suffering. She walks & talks & laughs. She continues to serve others just as she did while she was with us, as we believe she continues to learn and progress. She is happy, we can rejoice in her life very well lived.As Pres. Gordon B Hinkley has said; Death is a part of life, it is a fundamental, basic part of our eternal lives. We can't go on with this great work that lies ahead without stepping over the threshold of death, sorrowful as it is for those who remain. I amsatisfied that it is a blissful experience for those who make that step, who have lived lives of righteousness & faithfulness.I feel that the spirit of thosewho are righteous are received into a state of Happiness, which is called paradise, a state of peace, where they shall rest from all their troubles & from all care & sorrow. Alma 40: 11-12I am sorry I can't make the trip, I Love all of you & will miss her all ways.Love Uncle John


Morris & Paula Flygare posted on 3/16/12

We just want to express our sorrow for your loss. We Loved your Mother so much and she ment so much to us. Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to you and send you our Love.Morris & Paula Flygare