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Alta LaVern Fillmore

March 19, 1929October 25, 2020
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Alta LaVern Fillmore was born on March 19, 1929 to Wallace and Daisy Coles in Salt Lake City, Utah. She grew up in the Salt Lake Valley which is where she met her sweetheart, Charles (known as Ray) at a New Year’s Eve party.

She was passionate about needlework, she loved to babysit all the children from the neighborhood, and she loved scenic drives with her husband, Ray. They also enjoyed camping with their church group. On some of her camping trips she would love to take pictures of wildflowers and scenery.

Alta is survived by her children Wayne (Darlene) Clausing, Grace Preston, Wallace Clausing, Richard Clausing, and Terrie Larish; her grandchildren Wayne Lawrence III, Ann Wilson, Danny Preston, Quinn Preston, Deseree Dyre, Sharon Gafa, Reno Gafa, Melissa Preston, Matt Flowers, Kristy Rodgers, Michelle Clausing, Robert Clausing, Jeffery Clausing, Adam Clausing, Tonya Ledford, Deanna Ledford Randall, Wanda Ledford, Aaron Cushing, Dustin Jensen, Melody (Ledford) Kip; and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Alta is preceded in death by her husband Charles “Ray” Fillmore; son, Jack M. Ledford; granddaughter Teresa Ledford; grandson Richard Clausing and granddaughter Melissa Clausing and many other relatives including her parents and siblings.

The family would like to give a special thank you to her caregiver, Terrie Larish. Mom considered Terrie a daughter from the time she began babysitting her. A viewing will be held on Thursday, October 29 at Valley View Funeral Home located at 4335 W 4100 S, West Valley City from 1:00-1:45 PM. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM at the same location. Interment will be following services at Valley View Memorial Park located at 4400 W 4100 S, West Valley City.

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