On Friday, September 11, 2020, Ophelia Cordila Gold, loving wife and mother of three passed away at the age of 90, in Taylorsville, Utah. She was born on August 17th, 1930 in Taos, New Mexico to Cosmes and Lillian Romero. She went to high school in Rock Springs, Wyoming where she met her sweetheart. She married Joseph W. Gold on July 14th 1951. Shortly after their marriage Joe and Ophelia moved to Salt Lake City.

Our mother had a wonderful spirit and her inspiration for life was her faith and family. Her steadfast devotion to her Catholic faith was ever present in her everyday life. Our mother taught us unconditional love, joy, kindness, strength and compassion. She had an irresistible smile with a great sense of humor and we can still hear her wonderful giggle.

She is survived by her two sons; George (Cindy) Gold and Gregory (Lisa) Gold, her daughter, Pamela (Karl) Timpson, grandchildren; Benjamin (Tiffany Lippincott) Timpson, Erik (Angela) Timpson, Trevor Gold, Shayna (Joshua) Humphrey and Carmen Gold (Jiro) Johnson, great-grandchildren; Emery Timpson, Anabella Timpson, Zalaylee Humphrey and Jeremiah Humphrey.

Mom and Dad are together again in heaven and we have two guardian angels smiling down on the wonderful family they created.

Ophelia’s family would like to thank the Legacy House of Taylorsville for an amazing job of taking care of our mother from 2017 to 2020.

Due to COVID19, the funeral and services are for immediate family and close friends only.


Services Handled By

Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Sep 15, 2020

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I am so sorry to see Ophelia's passing. My mother was with her at Legacy House (Marilyn Wyler) I loved to see Ophelia when I went to see my mother there. I also really valued my relationships with you, her family members. George, Greg, and Pam, I am so sorry for the loss and wish you strength and hope knowing your parents are together again. Much love, Jolene

Jolene Wyler , West Jordan, UT, US Sep 30, 2020

George, Greg & Pam ... I am so sad to read of Ophelia’s passing. I so enjoyed my visits to Legacy to see my mom Bernie and to get a smile from Ophelia. It’s so sad to lose our parents; my heartfelt sympathy and prayers are extended to you.

Patsy Bueno

Patsy Bueno , Herriman, UT, US Sep 21, 2020

Sorry for your loss.

Kelly Harrison , Magna, UT, US Sep 16, 2020

Willie, George Gold, so sorry to see your Mom's obituary notice. Been trying to get hold of you

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Lon Nebel. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time...

Lon Nebel Sep 15, 2020