Deseret News, 3/6/18
Venita Thomas Paget, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away peacefully on March 1, 2018 at the age of 89. Venita was born on June 13, 1928 in Dayton, Idaho. She was the youngest of four children born to Horatio and Mable Thomas, and she grew up in Montpelier, Idaho.
At the age of nine months she lost her hearing as a result of spinal meningitis. Despite her loss of hearing, she was still able to attend school, to work and to live a happy and fulfilling life.
Mom met the love of her life, Earl Paget and they were married on Dec. 3, 1949, their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on Nov. 2, 1955. They spent 60 wonderful years of marriage before Dad passed away.
Mom spent the early years of her marriage at home raising her family. She returned to work after her children got older, and worked at the Tooele Valley Hospital for many years in housekeeping before she retired.
Venita and Earl celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Dec. 3, 1999, that was truly a special day for them and their family. They went on to enjoy many more happy years together, traveling, wood working and crafting together.
Venita, was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Cecil and Lynn, and her sister Dorothy. She was also preceded in death by her husband Earl, and a grandson Brian Paget.
She is survived by her son Michael (Margie) Paget, her daughter Claudia (Kevin) Okubo, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday March 8th at 11:00 a.m. at the Tooele Stake Center, 253 S. 2nd East in Tooele, Utah. A viewing will be held on Wednesday March 7th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tate Mortuary 110 So. Main, Tooele, Utah, and on Thursday at the church one hour prior to the service. Internment will be in the Tooele City Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Beehive House of Tooele, and Canyon Care and Hospice for their love and care for Mom.
Published in Deseret News from Mar. 6 to Mar. 7, 2018