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Veda Nass passed away peacefully on June 25, 2022 at 81 years old. She lived a full life and will be missed by her family and friends. She had an infectious, bright and rowdy personality that might be a little off color but always drew a smile and laugh.
Veda was the daughter of Ralph and Ruth (Merrick) Hossner and grew up with eight brothers and two sisters. While Grandpa Ralph and the boys worked the farm, Grandma Ruth kept the kids fed and played referee as best she could. The Hossners were a hard-working family that held no debt and put every kid that wanted to go through college in return for their hard work on the farm. Ralph passed his love of a good card game on to his kids and there was seldom a TV on if there was a deck of cards handy and a little change to risk on a game. Veda was a proud “Spud Queen” who was a Drum Majorette at Husky High - a role I’m sure she excelled at due to the dancing, the opportunity to tell people what to do and the availability of a whistle to blow whenever the mood struck her.
She graduated from North Fremont High School in 1959 and left Ashton in late 1959, attended Idaho State University for a time. Then moved through California and eventually settled in Utah in the Ogden area. Once in Utah, Veda met Tom Nass, the love of her life, and they were married in 1963. Veda and Tom have loved each other for 57 years, and raised three sons Jim, Chris and Jason.
Veda held several jobs through her life: waitress at Ponds Lodge, dance instructor at Author Murray. To her great disappointment her husband and boys all had two left feet. She also held secretarial jobs for Thiokol and Keir Corp. and worked as an administrative assistant for the Weber State ROTC program. Veda also gave freely of her time. She worked as a member and then president of the Huntsville PTA and as a teacher’s aide at Valley Jr. High so she could keep an eye on the teachers that were picking on her boys. She was a fierce advocate for her kids and made sure that we were always treated fairly even when Jim and Chris didn’t deserve it ;-)
Veda was active in the Greek Orthodox Church, serving as president of the Daughters of Penelope and Cub Scout den mother. She was also a past president of the Ogden Chapter of the Arts International and an avid golf and bridge player
Everyone in both her personal and professional life that ran across Veda was infected with her smile, quick wit, and occasional off-color joke that made being around her fun and kept you on your toes.
Veda and her husband Tom were fans of large yard parties and loved to bring people together for good food, time to connect with old friends and opportunities to make new ones. In her later years she loved spending time with her friends and family at the cabin sitting on the deck and playing cards. Veda and Tom made many lifelong friends that have been passed down and are cherished by their children and grandchildren.
Veda is survived by her sons, Jim and Chris. She was loved by her daughter-in-law, Janet and granddaughters, Rachel and Sarah. She is also survived by sister, Beth Habib and brothers, Clyde, Lloyd, Don and Kim Hossner.
Graveside services will be held on her birthday, Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 12 p.m. at Huntsville Cemetery. If you plan on attending, you may want to leave 30 to 40 minutes early to allow for traffic at the entrance to the cemetery. Services entrusted to Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary.
The service will be followed by a long overdue celebration of life for both Veda and Tom at the family cabin near Sourdough Ranch. Comfortable clothes are recommended, and maps will be available at the grave site for those who need them.
Saturday, July 9, 2022
12:00 - 1:00pm (Mountain time)
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