Our beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend passed away surrounded by family on July 23, 2021. Velma met her beloved husband Lloyd in California at a service station and they grew inseparable for the next 64 years. As Velma and Lloyd moved east from California for new opportunities, the car died in Salt Lake City, making this their new state of residence. Velma held many jobs and volunteer positions over the years, including being instrumental in creating the Kearns girls softball league and Kearns Senior Center, West Kearns Elementary PTA President, Campfire Girls troop leader, a member of the Salt Lake County Planning and Zoning Committee and Board of Adjustment, Board of the Kearns Fitness Center (KOPFC). She filled her time with numerous community volunteer activities, from her civic engagement to volunteering at the school and church. But her favorite roles were that of wife and mother.
She was always positive, giving a kind word and smile to all she met. Velma took life's challenges in stride, never speaking a word of discontent. She was always sharply dressed with
Bright eyed and bushy tailed! flawless hair and make up each and every day; never did her family see her without hair curled, lipstick on, and a smile. She never missed a birthday; each member of her family received a phone call with a birthday song every year.
She enjoyed ceramics, reading, sewing, playing board games and poker with her grandchildren, going on cruises, and cooking for her family. Velma will be missed by all of the lives she touched over the years. Now as she smiles down on us from Heaven, we honor her memory, sweet soul, and kindness.
- Survived By
- Lloyd Steele, Husband
- Virginia (Gene) Glaittli, Daughter
- Valerie (Howard) Ellis, Daughter
- Stephanie (James) Glaittli, Grandchildren
- Chad (Kristina) Ellis and great grandson Dominic, Grandchildren
- Michelle Glaittli, Grandchildren
- Brittany (Arman) Ellis Oganov, Grandchildren
Life Story Info
Steele Family, my heart goes out to you during this difficult loss of such a great lady. It was her that told me at the age of 7 Bobby Sox girls fast pitch softball was now in UT and I should go to Zion bank with my Dad and have him sign me up. That's exactly what I did. I played fast pitch softball for Bobby Sox's till the age of 18 and then moved into league play until I was 28 years old.
I so enjoyed our family camping trips, late night summer games, and home made ice-cream in your drive way. Thank you for all the great childhood memories.
J'Nette Romrell Bonner
Lloyd, Virginia, and Valerie I am so sorry for your lost at this time you had a wonderful mother. I could not have asked for better neighbor's then the Steels I have thought of you over the years. May the Lord be with you during this very difficult time. I drove past your home just last week and wondered if your parents were still there. thanks for being such great neighbors to us while we lived there growing up I have many good memories with all of you and grateful that we all crossed paths in this life.