Deanne Larsen Woolstenhulme
March 1, 1954 ~ December 24, 2021
Deanne Larsen Woolstenhulme passed away peacefully from complications due to cancer on Christmas Eve 2021 at 6:06 a.m. with her family around her.
She was born in the Ogden area and raised in Pleasant View, Utah to Ruth Ann Rhees and Vern Larsen and was the oldest of seven children and one foster sibling. She was raised faithfully in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and chose to continue strengthening her relationship with Christ throughout her life.
She graduated from Weber High School Class of 1972 and started classes at Utah State University but left after two semesters to pursue a lifelong passion of attending beauty school. She later went on a mission for her church to the Italy Catania Mission. Her missionary work extended throughout her entire life in her everyday life. She has influenced so many lives even if she only met you once in a grocery store line. You mattered to her! You were one of her favorites.
On a snowmobile trip after her mission, she met the love of her life Royce B Woolstenhulme. They were married for time and all eternity, on June 25, 1981 in the Idaho Falls Temple. They moved a couple of times before settling at Royce's family home in the beautiful Teton Valley, Idaho where they raised their six wonderful children.
Deanne served in many different capacities within the LDS Church. She served in Relief Society, as a Sunday School Teacher, and in Primary. However, her favorite way to serve was teaching the youth in the Young Womens Program.
In May 2013, she received a prompting that she needed to help her parents in Utah. She was a true pioneer. She left everything and everyone she loved to come help them. Royce followed her eight months later. She took care of them until her mother, Ruth Ann passed away in 2017 and Deanne started her career as a paraprofessional at Lomond View Elementary. She loved being with those kids and the friends she met there.
In October 2021, after her father's funeral, her health started to decline. She was in and out of the hospital with various complications and was eventually diagnosed with cancer. Still, that didn't stop her from serving. She loved meeting her new nurses and becoming fast friends with them.
Deanne is survived by her best friend and eternal companion, Royce Woolstenhulme; her six children, Josh (Elise) Woolstenhulme, Micah (Marilee) Woolstenhulme, Seth (Courtney) Woolstenhulme, Serenity (Matt) Stewart, Crystal (Spenser) Riches, Ethan (Amy) Woolstenhulme, and 15 beautiful grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Dale (Unhui) Larsen, Brent (Ronna) Larsen, Sandee (Dan) Mann, Sheri (Don) Petersen, Jan (Paul) Tribe, David (Becky) Larsen; her brother-in-law, Kenley (Carol) Woolstenhulme; sister-in-law, Sue Beard and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her in-laws, her grandparents, brother-in-law, Leon Beard; niece, Nicole Petersen Prentice and her beautiful angel granddaughter, Adalyn Grace Woolstenhulme; and many other angels she gets to hug now.
Funeral services for Deanne will be on Friday, December 31, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Pleasant View 17th Ward Chapel, 900 West Pleasant View Dr. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lindquist’s North Ogden Mortuary, 2140 N. Washington Blvd and Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment, Monday, January 3, 2022 at 1 p.m. at the Victor Cemetery in Victor, Idaho
There will also be a gathering with friends and family on Monday, January 3, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Victor LDS Church.
Deanne loves all of you! Thank you so much for all of the support during these last three months.
Services will be live-streamed and available by scrolling to the bottom of Deanne’s obituary page at: www.lindquistmortuary.com, where condolences may also be shared.