- July 25, 1927 - August 3, 2012
- Spanish Fork, Utah
of Verona's Passing
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“To Verona's Family,
Thank you for sharing Verona with us. My Grandmother was Hannah Callister. Verona was the best neighbor in the world and...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Kaye Larsen Hermann - Riverdale, UT
“We were sorry to hear about Verona. Wishing you the best
2 of 15 | Posted by: Patsy Gilbert and Sue Atwood - UT
“I wanted you to know how much I have always loved your mom. She was always fun to know and seemed interested in what was going on in my life. ...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Sally T. Nelson - Salem, UT
“I have so many wonderful memories of a hard working lady who loved her family and friends. My daughter Lindi and I worked with her at the ball park...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Geniel Chapple Gaines - UT
“"Big V" was an amazing lady and will surely be missed by the S.F softball family. She meant so much to my sister and I, and we will miss her dearly....Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Kristy Miller Knight - Syracuse, UT
“JaNell & Steven
You two have been through alot of grief and I am sorry for your loss. It is really hard to not have your mother here, but I know...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Carol Ashby - Friend
“I loved Verona! She lived next door to my Grandma Hannah Callister for as long as I remember. Every visit I made to Grandma's house included a...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Karen Hales Parkinson - Boise, ID
“Verona was a good friend for many years since we lived in the same ward. She was so friendly and fun to be around. My son, Bret worked at Wil's...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Marilyn Leifson - Provo, UT
“Janell and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I loved it when she came into my classroom with the Utah Quarter and...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Lisa Bird
“We remember working with Verona at the ball park snack shack. What a wonderful woman. She had more energy than anyone we have ever met. She was a...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Harold and Linda Smith - UT
“I remember Verona and her sisters from an early age when we would attend the family reunions together. Even though we weren't close cousins we did...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Marion Cowan Searle - Payson, UT
“Verona was such a special lady. I was raised along the river not far from her home. She was such a worker, and she cared so much for others. One...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Olive Clayson - Spanish Fork, UT
“Wha a lady, go-getter, friend, community worker (voulenteer), mother, neighbor, spunky cenior citizen, grandmother and the list goes on and on. My...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: mj banks - UT
“To Don, Janelle and families, This community has lost an icon. Verona had so much energy she never stopped. I think the poor thing wore herself out....Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Gloria Huff - Spanish Fork, UT
Verona Argyle Andrews of Spanish Fork, passed from this earthly life on August 3, 2012, at the age of 85. She was born July 25, 1927 in Lake Shore, Utah, to Joseph Alexander and Lydia Christensen Argyle.
She was raised on the family farm in Lake Shore, where she learned the value of hard work. She graduated from Spanish Fork High School. At the end of World War II, she met Robert James Andrews; they were married December 12, 1946 in Lake Shore. In 1963, they were sealed in the Manti Temple. They were married 61 years. Together, they had three children: Don, Janell, and Joe.
Verona was a member of The LDS Church, serving faithfully in many positions. She enjoyed serving others throughout her life.
Verona was a very hard worker, working on Spanish Fork Main Street most of her life. She started at Forsey's Variety Store, then Denny's, Dukes Lanes, and Wil's Foodland (where she was known as the cookie lady). After Wil's closed, she started managing the Snack Shack at the Spanish Fork Ball Park. While working at the ball park, she also worked days at Stone Drug.
She was very proud of the nick-name Joe and his friends gave her, "Big V."
Verona started collecting cans in the 1970's. With some of this money, she donated benches at the ball park in Joe's name, after his untimely death in 1991. Later, she donated the money from the cans to Spanish Fork High School's athletic department. She received an award for "Volunteer Of The Year" from the Utah High School Activities Association. She loved being busy and talking to people. Bob and Verona enjoyed traveling, making many trips to New York, where Bob was from.
Verona is survived by son, Robert Don (Jill) Andrews, Spanish Fork; daughter, Janell (Steven) Money, Palmyra; daughter-in-law, Susan (David) Duke, Bountiful; 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; sisters: Elaine (Dean) James, Provo; and Carolyn (LaVar) Felix, Springville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; son, Dr. Joseph Lyn Andrews; grandson, Lance Andrews Money; great-granddaughter, Jacelynn Roundy; her parents, Alex and Lyd Argyle; brothers: Morell Argyle, Alan Argyle, and sister, Mary Grace Amos.
Funeral services for Verona will be Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Spanish Fork Third Ward Chapel, 400 North 650 West, Spanish Fork. Family and friends may call on Tuesday evening, August 7, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 187 South Main, Spanish Fork; and on Wednesday morning at the church from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be at Spanish Fork City Cemetery.