Gillies Funeral Chapel


Velma Larsen Wilcox

April 18, 1935 ~ May 10, 2016

Viewing: Friday from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m.

Funeral services: Friday, May 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, UT

Interment: Hooper City Cemetery


Ogden – Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend, Velma Larsen Wilcox, 81, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on April 18, 1935 in Georgetown, Idaho, a daughter of Sidney Joseph and Sylvia Jane Bassett Larsen. She was raised and educated in Georgetown, ID. Velma married her sweetheart, Clarence Wayne Wilcox on June 17, 1950 in Georgetown, Idaho. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on May 27, 1957. She served as relief society and primary president. She also served in many other callings. She served a mission with her husband among the Navajos in Arizona. Velma enjoyed sewing, crocheting, porcelain dolls, cooking and baking. She loved camping and hunting. She loved having a pet cat. The family would like to thank Hospice for Utah, Dr. Chamberlain, Nurse Brandi, Rachal Buchanan and aide Debbie. Surviving is her husband, Wayne; five children: Doyle (Kathy) Wilcox, MO; Debbie (Glenn) Wright, UT; Betty (Linne’) Rollins, OK; Karen (Ralph) Grange, UT; Becky (Craig) Ecton, UT; 28 grandchildren, 56 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, UT. A viewing will be held on Friday from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m. Interment in the Hooper City Cemetery.

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Our whole family is so sad to hear of the passing of Sister Wilcox. She was such a treasured friend to us all. We did so many fun things together, camping being one of the most wonderful memories. She knew how to have fun and how to help others relax and enjoy life. She certainly will be missed by all of our family . We are grateful for all she taught us. Our love and prayers are with each of you.

Kelly Hughes


We love you and will miss you! Until we see you again!

Bert, Katie, Jessica, & Sydney


Wayne, just found out today that your sweet wife and a good friend had passed away. I loved how she was always so cheerful. She will truly be missed. May you be blessed as you go through this trying time.




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