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Obituary for Venna L. Jacobsen Bouwhuis DeCora

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Venna L. Jacobsen Bouwhuis DeCora

August 16, 1925 - June 5, 2015

Venna L DeCora, age 89, returned to her Heavenly Father on June 5, 2015.


Venna was born to John Jacobsen and Naomi Durrant on August 16, 1925 in Ogden, Utah. She and her brother John lived with their parents in West Ogden.  Venna married Albert M. Bouwhuis August 24, 1949. Venna and Albert had five children: Sterling (Barb) Bouwhuis, Kevin (Sarah) Bouwhuis, Lynnette (Brett) Palmer, Myles (Lisa) Bouwhuis and Kyle (Moana) Bouwhuis.  Venna and Albert were later divorced.


Venna married Carl DeCora in 1977.  She and Carl traveled extensively, enjoying the many beautiful sites of the southwest.


Venna was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout her life, serving as an LDS missionary in the Des Moines, Iowa Northern States Mission from 1946 to 1948.


Venna was an accomplished Administrative Assistant finishing her career as the Administrative Assistant to the Chief Economist of Zions Bank.


Venna spent her retirement years living in North Salt Lake and then at Three Links Tower in Ogden, Utah.  She made many friends amongst the residents and enjoyed spirited games of Pinochle and Hearts. She enjoyed singing and had a beautiful voice. She will be missed at the family Christmas party when we sing the carols.


Venna’s final years were made richer by the presence of her children, 10 Grandchildren and 17 Great-Grandchildren to whom she was devoted.


The family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the Nursing and Hospice staff at Manor Care.


A Private Family Service will be held on Tuesday June 23, 2015 in Ogden, Utah.


Services under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


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A Private Family Service will be held on Tuesday June 23, 2015 in Ogden, Utah.


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Born: August 16, 1925
Died: June 5, 2015

Condolences for Venna L. Jacobsen Bouwhuis DeCora

Christine Jacobsen Scullin posted on 6/22/15

Sterling, Kevin, Lynnette, Myles, Kyle & families, In this time of sorrow I'd like to express my deepest sympathies. Through out the year's you have all been on my mind alot, I always thought one day.We should have stayed in touch. Your all in my thoughts & prayer's!!!! Love to All of You


Yvonne Montierth posted on 6/22/15

Sterling, Kevin, Lynette, Myles, Kyle and families: So sorry for the of your mother and grandmother. I hope all is well with you and your families. My thoughts are with you and your families at this time. I have though about Aunt Venna over the years and wished I could have seen her but we all have busy lifes. Please accept my condolences and prayers. Your cousin Yvonne Jacobsen Montierth