Della Park Loosli1925 ~ 2011Our dear mother, Della Park Loosli, peacefully passed into the next life on November 19, 2011 at her home in Provo, Utah with her children by her bedside. She was born January 28, 1925 in Hibbard, Idaho to Amelia Gade Hooper and William Henry Park, the eighth of eleven children. She was raised by her widowed mother after her father died due to an accident when she was only ten years old. After high school, Del moved to Salt Lake City, where she attended LDS Business College and worked in a munitions factory while living in the Beehive House. She met our father, Laurence Jenkinson Loosli, who swept her off her feet at many a dance at Saltair, and later married him in the Salt Lake Temple on December 2, 1948. While living in Salt Lake City, Del and Larry began their family. After serving in World War II, Larry reenlisted in the Air Force as a printer and Del accompanied him to Germany, then New York City, where she fell in love with the performances at Radio City Music Hall. The family moved next to Arizona, California and then back overseas to Japan for four years, where she taught English and learned the art of floral arranging and cake decorating. Their final assignment was Biloxi, Mississippi where she finished raising her four children and worked for a time as a florist. After Larry retired from the Air Force, she worked long and hard to make their print shop, Loma Enterprises, a success. Following a second retirement in1993, they made their final home in Provo, Utah to be close to family where she became "Gigi" (G G for great grandma) to her grandchildren. Her zest for life was contagious and she was game for any adventure, always enjoying dance. She had a great sense of humor and often made us laugh with her snappy comments. She had a soft spot for the youth and an ability to reach the shy and lonely. Most of all, she loved her family. She enjoyed her grandchildren and was their best cheerleader as she attended their many activities and performances.Throughout her life she remained a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, teaching her children and grandchildren to love the Lord and His Gospel. We are eternally indebted to her for our testimones. We love her and miss her. Del leaves behind her children, Greg Loosli (Joy), Bruce Loosli (Rose), Kim Snelson (Brian), and Curt Loosli (Sherry), 25 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and one brother, Leonard Park. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2011, at 10:00 am in the Edgemont South Stake Center, 2950 North Canyon Road, Provo, with visiting from 9:00-9:45 a.m. prior to services. Her interment will be with her husband at the Utah Veterans Cemetery, Riverton, Utah. In lieu of flowers, Del has requested that donations be made to the Perpetual Education Fund of the LDS church.
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