Debi’s great aunt, Verna Probst, passed away on April 25th. Verna was a lot like a grandmother to Debi and the rest of her family and was very close to Debi’s parents. Debi and Toren flew out for the funeral at the end of April (while they were sick, unfortunately). Here’s the obituary from the Salt Lake Tribune:
Verna Berg Probst 1912 ~ 2010 The Best Ever! Verna was the best sister, aunt, grandmother and friend. She passed away peacefully on April 25, 2010 at her apartment surrounded by some of her family. She was born February 23, 1912 to Hans Peter Arnold Berg and Harriet Rosalia Sanders Berg. Verna was a lifetime member of the LDS Church and held many callings including teacher in MIA and Relief Society, counselor and drama director in MIA, and as teacher development leader. She also worked on German name extraction. Verna graduated from Murray High School in 1930, where she received the Scholarship and Activity Award. She participated in drama and debate. Despite the great depression Verna went on to college and graduated from the University of Utah with a two year normal certificate in 1932, her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education with honors in 1947, and her Master’s Degree in Education in 1966. She loved teaching and taught in the public schools in Roosevelt, Midway and Murray, Utah. She was the president and member of the Midway Garden Club, regional director of the Utah Associated Garden Clubs, a member of the Historical Society of Midway and the Utah Historical Society. She was a member of The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers where she taught lessons on Pioneers. She married Clarence Henry Probst on June 8, 1973 in the Provo LDS Temple. He died Jan. 8, 1991. She was preceded in death by all of her brothers and sisters except her youngest sister Dorothy Roark (Bountiful). She also has one remaining sister-in-law Bonnie Berg (Salt Lake City). She leaves behind many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She loved us all. We have been greatly blessed by her life and her love. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, May 1, 2010, at the Little Cottonwood 6th Ward, 6410 South 725 East, Murray, Utah. The viewings will also be at the church where friends may call Friday April 30, 2010 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00-11:45 a.m.