Elveda Sarah Clark HebdonLarson, slipped peacefully away after a lingering illness at the home of her daughter, Linda H. Brown, Harrisville, Utah, on Sunday, September 13, 1998 at the age of 75.
Elveda was born April 29, 1923 in West Weber, Utah. She was the oldest child born to Alfred Floyd and Sarah Ann Hardy Clark.Veda loved to dance and her love of dancing was instrumental in meeting and later marrying both of her husbands. On March 9, 1946, she married Asa Hebdon. Their union blessed them with four sons and one daughter. Asa passed away June, 1, 1996. On January 7, 1967, she married Earl Floyd Larson. Earl passed away May 29, 1990.
Elveda attended West Weber Elementary, graduating from the old Weber High School and then Ogden Business College. She retired with 30 years of federal services at the Veteran's Hospital in Hot Springs, South Dakota, after working there for 10 years. Prior to that time, she had worked at Hill Air Force Base, Utah for two years and Defense Depot Ogden for 18 years. At the time of her retirement, she was the first woman to receive a letter of Commendation from the VA Hospital Director.
An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mom had spent many years in service. She taught in MIA, Sunday School, served in several Relief Society presidency's, Relief Society teacher for many years, chorister several times and also worked with the Cub Scouts.
Her hobbies were dancing, traveling, reading, writing poetry, entertaining and cooking and canning contests in which she had won many awards. She enjoyed people and they enjoyed her. She devoted many hours to volunteer work at two nursing homes, the Veterans Hospital and Senior Citizen Centers. Veda was a life member of two senior centers and the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars. She had been secretary of her bowling league for many years and also served on the Loan Approval Board of the local Credit Union in Hot Springs, S.D.
Surviving are the following children: Floyd E. (DeLynne) Hebdon, Salt Lake City; Linda (Dennis) Hebdon Garr Brown, Harrisville; Earl D. (Heather) Hebdon, Tacoma, WA; and the following step-children, Mary (Roger) Petersen, Middleton, ID; Betty Jean Melton, Clearfield; Kenneth Larson, Hot Springs, S.D.; Richard Larson, Denver, CO; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; numerous step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, and step-great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Henry (Natalie) Clark, Vern (Lillian) Clark, both of Roy; brothers-in-law, Alma Boralho, West Weber; Harvey (Beth) Larson, Pensacola, FL; sister-in-law, Stella Larson, Minnesota; and aunt, Ruth Clark, and uncle, George (Doris) Clark, Warren, UT; and special nieces, nephews and friends. Elveda was preceded in death by her parents; two sons at birth; grandson, Nathan Hebdon; stepson, Ernest Hebdon; and step-daughter, Doris Etter; and sisters, Elizabeth Hanzlik and Dorothy Boralho.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the old Harrisville Church, 1300 North Harrisville Road. Friends may call at Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday at the Church from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Interment, Ogden City Cemetery.
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