Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, LaDene, passed away August 22, 1998 in Bountiful, Utah of a long terminal illness.
Born on August 13, 1926 in Midway, Utah to Ella Johnson and Dean Delos VanWagoner. LaDene spent her earlier years winning various beauty pageants including the Orange Bowl. She then pursued a career as an airline stewardess. She met and married William C. Martin in 1951 in New York. The marriage was later solemnized in the Washington DC Temple in 1974.Although LaDene was unable to attend as many church activities as she would have liked to in her later years, she never missed an opportunity to share her love of the Lord with all she came in contact with. She will be missed and loved forever.
Survived by her children, Gae (Brian) Lambert, of California; Jeffrey (Leighann) Martin, of California; Allen (Danielle) Martin, of Utah; Rebecca Jay, of Utah; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one daughter.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 26, 1998 at 11 a.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main. Friends may call one hour prior to service for viewing. Interment will be in the Fort Douglas Cemetery.
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