Veona Densley VanderLinden

1924 ~ 2021


Oct. 23, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, UT
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    Oct. 23, 2021
    2:30 PM
    Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, UT
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  • "Grandma"

    Veona returned to her Heavenly Father on Oct. 11, 2021. She was born the daughter of Gladys May Howes and Golden Earl Densley on Dec. 23, 1924, in Riverton, Utah

    She spent most of her childhood in Riverton. The family lived in Southern California for a few years during the 1930’s. They also lived in Salt Lake City for a short time, and she lived with her grandparents in Salt Lake City for a short time. Her grandfather worked for the railroad, so she enjoyed several trips between California and Salt Lake on the train. She spent most of her high school years at Jordan High School but graduated from Bingham High School in 1943.

    She married William Thompson in October 1942, but later divorced. She married Henry VanderLinden on July 20, 1985. This marriage was later solemnized in the Mesa Temple on Dec. 11, 1990.

    She spent 21 years working for the Federal Government Veteran’s Administration (Veteran’s Hospital), Civil Service Commission and other agencies.

    After retirement, she worked at Sandy City and Salt Lake County. She also worked at the West Jordan Jr. High School for two years.

    When Henry retired, they were able to spend time in Quartzsite, Arizona during the winter months. They enjoyed the warmer weather and the many activities available and made many friends there.

    She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, working mostly in the Young Women and Relief Society.

    She was a beautiful seamstress. She started making her own clothes in the 7th grade. She made all the dresses for her three girls, including prom dresses. Later she started knitting dish cloths and kept the family and friends supplied. She enjoyed yard work and always had a beautiful yard. She made friends everywhere she went and had many special friends in Santaquin.

    Survived by daughters: Andrea and Lee Lloyd (Santaquin) and Gayla and Don Korth (West Jordan); seven grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren; Stepson David and Camila VanderLinden and 4 step grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, husband Henry, daughter Karen Thompson, and brother and sister-in-law Fred and Jerry Densley.

    We would like to thank Utah Home Health and Hospice and Orchard View Assisted Living in Payson for the special care they lovingly gave to our mother.

    The funeral service will be on Saturday, October 23 at 2:30 p.m., with the viewing beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South (Dimple Dell Road), Sandy. Burial will be at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery.


    I am so sorry to hear about my sweet friend Veona passing away. She leaves an empty spot in my heart. She was such a dear friend and I loved our visits together. I loved to listen to her stories and the loves of her life. She loved her girls and her many many grandchildren. Especially the little ones!! She loved to show me the family picture books her daughter Andrea made for her. I know she missed her husband Henry. I know she is with Henry now and her daughter she lost to cancer.
    She was my ministering partner and I so enjoyed going visiting with her. The sisters we visited loved Veona’s sweet spirit!!
    Rest In Peace my sweet friend!!

    - Sheila Taylor

    Veona is one of those precious people who love you for who you are, She and I spent many hours talking and sharing stories. She will always have a spot in my heart and memory. I will miss her. I send my love to the family and wish that they can keep the memories of Veona alive in their hearts.....I surely will. Love , Mary Pinkham

    - Mary Pinkham