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Logan Herald Journal, 11/17/09
LOGAN - Velma Bunderson Scofield, 86, passed away Nov. 15, 2009, due to complications from
advanced Parkinsons disease. She was born May 19, 1923, in St. Charles, Idaho, to Boone
and Augusta Pehrson Bunderson. Velma married her high school sweetheart, Lloyd Lamont
Scofield. Lloyd died June 1985.
Velma graduated from Paris High School in 1941. She married Lloyd on May 18, 1942. She
wanted to be 18 when she was married. When Lloyd and Velma were first married and before
Lloyd left for duty in Guam, they lived in Salina, Kan., and San Diego, Calif. After the
war, they made their home in Montpelier, Idaho. Velma worked for Safeway and Broulims for
Mom was a very good homemaker; she had the cleanest home, whitest wash, greenest grass and
prepared a hot homemade dinner complete with desert every day. She started working at
Safeway in 1959 to assure that her daughters could graduate from college and that the
cabin she and Lloyd were building would be completed. Even while working full time, her
household duties continued on the same schedule and to the same high standards. She felt
any job worth doing was worth doing well. She enjoyed working with all of the people at
Safeway and Broulims and spoke fondly of the managers she worked with. She especially
enjoyed the young bag boys and took it upon herself to befriend them. Her capacity to
remember names was remarkable. She and her sisters could give you a genealogical breakdown
of most of the residents in Bear Lake County.
Many happy memories were made at the cabin on the shore of Bear Lake. Much of the fun was
in the building; from swampy ground that had to be drained, to felling just the right size
trees for the logs. Family, fellow employees, friends and neighbors were entertained at
the cabin. Mom and Dad loved that their daughters married brothers and treated them like
sons. They were very saddened by Rick and Brenda's divorce.
A close friend, Gene Burdick, taught Mom the true meaning of friendship. He was always
attentive to her wants and needs and made sure everything he helped her with met her
exacting standards. For the last year, Mom always knew Gene was just a block away and
would come whenever she needed him.
She is survived by a daughter, Dianne (Bruce) Hall, of Logan; grandchildren: Heather Hall
of Logan; Jennifer (Shea) Bettencourt of Logan; John "Murf" Hall of Seattle,
Wash.; Jocelyn Hall of Kaysville; Katrina Hall of Logan; Brent Singelton of Kaysville; two
sisters: June Bunderson of Montpelier and Rula (Cloyd) Minor of Pocatello; sister-in-law
Edna (Ken) Stoll of Brigham City; and great-grandchild, Boone James Bettencourt.
She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Brenda Kay Scofield; grandson, Travis
Roger Hall; sisters: Virginia (Deverl)Whittington, Elaine (Durwood) Perkins; and
son-in-law, Richard Hall.
The doctors, nurses and all the aides and staff that work at Bear Lake Memorial Hospital
and Logan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center gave Mom excellent and loving care. The
day-to-day caregivers are truly saints and their reward will surely be huge in Heaven as
they are not compensated or thanked enough for the remarkable work they do.
Graveside services for the family will be Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at Montpelier
Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at
Published in Logan Herald Journal from November 17 to November 30, 2009
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