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Vyonne Edmondson

Aug. 1, 1924 - Jul. 23, 2021

Date of Service: Jul. 31, 2021

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Vyonne Edmondson

PAUL – Vyonne Patterson Edmondson died peacefully Friday, July 23, 2021, just about a week shy of her 97th birthday, at her apartment in Paul, Idaho. She was born August 1, 1924, in the small town of Bloomington, Idaho, in the Bear Lake Valley to Joseph Peter and Elva Thornock Patterson. She was second to the youngest of ten children.

She went to grade school in Bloomington, Idaho. She graduated from Fielding High School in Paris, Idaho, in 1942. She participated in music, drama, and the Spartanette Club. After graduation, in the autumn of 1942, she worked for Dr. Spencer H. Rich until December 1943. In May 1944, she moved to Burley where she stayed with her sister and brother-in-law, Della and Claude Bingham, and family. She worked for Claude at Campbell’s Produce Co.

In 1945, while learning a square dance for a Gold-and-Green ball, she met Arvis Edmondson. Even though they were dancing with opposite partners for the floor show, something sparked. They decided to dance through life together and were married in the Idaho Falls Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on May 28, 1947. In her own words, she “stepped on his toes many times since.”

In 1949, they built the ArVon Theatre in Paul; the name of it was a combination of their names. They ran the theatre for many years showing English and Spanish shows.

Vyonne was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all of her life. She was baptized in a ditch near her home. She served in many capacities including visiting teaching, Primary, nursery, Cub Scouts, compassionate service, etc. She was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers for 62 years.

Vyonne was described as having a lot of spunk, a great sense of humor, always being kind, and adventurous (she traveled a good portion of the country without ever learning to drive a car). She told a story of walking from Pocatello to Minidoka on the train tracks because of a mix-up with the ticket.

She enjoyed collecting lighthouses, music boxes, nativities, and decorating for each holiday, but her deepest love was for her family and friends.

She is survived by her five children, Teresa (Jim) Lewis of Paul, Idaho, Charles (Debbie) Edmondson of Pocatello, Idaho, Elva Jo (Les) Banner of Honeyville, Utah, Peter (Toye) Edmondson of American Fork, Utah, Tyler (Deana) Edmondson of Payson, Utah; 34 grandchildren (including spouses), and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband’s parents; her husband, Arvis; her three brothers, Joe, George, and Reginald Patterson; and six sisters, Della Bingham, Norma Sprouse, Lola Skinner, Virtue Wallentine, Aleene Humphries, and Barbara Hulme.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Paul Stake Center, 424 W. Ellis St., with Bishop Brent Browning officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Burley.

Family and friends will be received from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, July 30, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and at the church on Saturday, from 1 until 1:45 p.m.

A live webcast of the Funeral Service will be available and maintained at the following link: https://youtu.be/hWRWZJhD5k8.

Condolences for Vyonne Edmondson

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From Joe Jones:
I am so sorry for your loss. I have only fond memories of your Mom. I have a deep set assurance, as I am sure you do, the you will be reunited and in much more wonderful surroundings. I know she will be waiting with open arms.
I am sorry, but I only have memories of Teresa, Charlie, and Elva Jo - all good memories. I had a lot of fun at the theater.
From Albert Kiania :
My condolences to the entire family.
From Gene Humphries:
My Aunt Vyonne is a perfect person.
She loved with an incredible spirit and always spoke the best of all
A lot of happiness in the spirit world
From Mavis:
Sorry for your loss… she was a cute grandma!!!!
From Berta Bernstrauch (Castillo):
I remember as a child going to the theater with my family. Vyonne was always so nice, then we would see her at a store or somewhere and she would remember us. She was the sweetest person.
From Loye Hunsaker:
Vyonne always had a smile! She was a caring, lovely person. We loved our Aunt Vyonne!
From Julie Gwilliam :
Sorry for your loss.
From Peggy:
So sorry about your mom. I have lots of fond memories of her . What a beautiful picture and tribute for a wonderful woman. She will be missed. Love to you all

Peggy (Merrill) Henson
From Nonnie Osterhout Johnston:
I am so sorry for you loss, Elva Jo. May Heavenly Father wrap you and your family in His arms and give you His peace and comfort. Aml Non
From Lori Kier6:
So Sorry for loss.Dont remember meeting Aunt Vyonne,but my Mother spoke of her and Uncle Arvis.My Dad was Larry Edmondson
From Nellie Gibson:
So sorry for your loss. I remember many days spent in the theater, Vyonne and Arvis were wonderful people. My step father Larry Edmondson always spoke so highly of them both.
From Cara Sherman :
She always made us feel so welcome. She was so kind and sweet

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