G.O.A.T “Greatest of All Time”, Wife, Mother, Grandma and Great-Grandma
Viola Maud Ivie (Casper) aged 87, passed away peacefully on January 28, 2024 from congestive heart failure. She was born on July 23, 1936 to Elthora and Clinton (Bob) Casper in Tabiona, Utah.
She married Darreld A. Ivie on August 7, 1954 in Tabiona, Utah. They moved to Salt Lake City shortly after where they raised their family and were happily married for 69 years. They had a real life fairytale, rags to riches love story.
She is survived by her two children; Mark Darreld Ivie and Bobbie Jo (Chuck) Drake; grandchildren: Cody (Autumn) Sanchez, Katie (Daniel) Knight, Lacy (Chris) Bowcutt and Tyrel (Darcie) Ivie; great-grandchildren: Raiden Sanchez, Haizlee Rae Sanchez and Owen Darreld Ivie. Through marriage she gained four more great-grandchildren; Gadge, Jaygen, Kylie and Hannah. She is also survived by her sisters: Dicey and Doris and many more wonderful family members and friends.
Viola worked for the Salt Lake City School District where she became known as “the lunch lady and Grandma” to everyone that come through the lunch line at Edison Elementary. She loved raising her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was so proud of each of her family members. Most of her younger years were spent in Tabionas at the “The Trailer” that became a landmark for the entire family. She spent a lot on time there, from her mother’s 90th birthday to hunting every year and the years after. She was the most loving, caring and giving person you could every meet. She was an excellent cook and seamstress from hemming her grandkids pants to sewing each of her kids and grandkids a blanket. She also grew to have a passion for gardening where she and her belated husband would spend many evenings pulling weeds and harvesting vegetables from their labors. When she wasn’t in her garden or watching the Utah Jazz, she was reading Danielle Steel. She would often be found sitting in her chair across from her husband with her nose in a good book.
She loved to attend plays at Centerpoint Legacy Theater. She didn’t want to be called Great-Grandma Ivie or G.G. so she picked Pretty Grandma!
Mom, Grandma and Pretty Grandma was loved and cherished by everyone that crossed her path She can never be replaced and will never by forgotten. Special thanks to Dr. Susan Edwards, Valeo Hospice Team and all the family that came to her side.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Darreld, her parents: Elthora and Clinton (Bob), her brother Robert and Harold Casper. As well as many other brother and sister in-laws.
She was loved so much.
In keeping with her wishes there will be a simple graveside at the Tabiona City Cemetery to be announced at a later date.