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Velma Aplanalp

June 12, 1930 — June 29, 2022

Velma Ruby Allred Aplanalp, age 92 passed away on Wednesday June 29th, 2022 in Oakley, Utah where she had lived for 10 months.  Velma, the 4th of 5 children of Ernest William Allred & Irene Birch Allred was born on June 12th, 1930 in Roosevelt, Utah.  She grew up in Tabiona, Utah, graduating from Tabiona High School in 1948.  A dashing young man from Carbon County talked her into marrying him rather than accepting a scholarship to beauty school & they were married on July 3rd, 1948 in Tabiona, Utah. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake City Temple on March 27th, 1964.  They were blessed with six children:  David (Joanne), Duane (Doug), Darrell (Peggy),Gaylene, Dwight (Kelli) & Sherilyn (Rob). Her 11 grandchildren are Shane, Misty, Jake, Sam, Ben, Kyle, Megan, Natalie, Sierra, Devin & Alexis.  She rejoiced over her 22 great grandchildren as well!

Keith & Velma left Tabiona early in their marriage and lived in Salt Lake City for a couple of years, then Keith's employment took them to Rangely, Colorado where they raised their family.  In the mid 1980's they moved to West Valley, Utah where she lived until poor health required her move to Elk Meadows Assisted Living Center in Oakley.

She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, serving as a Relief Society President twice, Stake Young Women's President, Golden Girls advisor and more.  She will be remembered as a world class seamstress and her collection of material, thread & patterns challenged any major fabric store.  She was an excellent cook and loved setting a beautiful table & feeding the masses. She also loved Jazz basketball & a good laugh!

She is preceded in death by her daughter Gaylene, great granddaughter Blakelee, her husband Keith and siblings Crystal, LaVar, Loren, and Dale.  The family wishes to thank the many wonderful friends Velma has had over her lifetime as well as extended family for their love and support, and the professionals helping her at Elk Meadows.  Your loving care & concern is much appreciated.

Funeral service will be held on July 9th, 2022 at the LDS Chapel at 3970 So. 5200 West  in West Valley City, Utah.   Friends & Family may visit from 12:00-12:45,  with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at Valley View Cemetery Monday at 10:00 AM.

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