May 28, 1952 — December 17, 2016
Vera Jean Hirschi died peacefully at her home in Hurricane, Utah, at the age of 64. Vera was born May 28, 1952, in Hurricane, Utah, to Merlin and Lola Beatty Hirschi. She left her earthly home on the early morning of Dec. 17, 2016, at her home in Hurricane. She was the beloved mother of Ryan Keith Hirschi and sister to Barbara Spendlove, Thomas (Kitty) Hirschi, Paula Arriola and Richard (Ruth) Hirschi. She left behind numerous nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.
She attended school in Hurricane and graduated Hurricane High School in 1970. She attended Southern Utah State College in Cedar City, Utah, and Utah Technical College in Provo, Utah. She came home and went to work for Dr. Garth Last and Dr. Thomas Callahan. In 1978, she and Ryan moved to Las Vegas and worked for Associated Pathologists Laboratories. In 1992, she moved back to Hurricane and went back to work with Dr. Callahan where she still worked at the time of her death.
Aunt Vera, as she was affectionately known, has served many through her nursing ministry. Vera served as a teacher of the youth in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Sunday School and Young Women’s. She was an admired Gospel Doctrine instructor.
Vera left behind beloved family and close friends and her only son but is rejoicing with loved family on the other side of the veil, her mother, father, stepfather and grandparents.
- A funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the Hurricane Stake Center, 677 S. 700 West, Hurricane, Utah.
- There will be a visitation prior to the funeral at the Hurricane Stake Center on Tuesday, Dec. 20, from 6-8 p.m.