Vanda Coates Gregory

Vanda Coates Gregory

September 29, 1925 – December 18, 2020

In loving memory of Vanda Coates Gregory. Born in Stillington. Durham County, England.  She was born Sept. 29. 1925 and  passed away Dec. 18, 2020. She married an Air force officer Ralph Ryan Jr in May of 1946 after WWII.

They had 3 children, Linda, Neal ,and Betty Jane. The family lived in Clearfield/Sunset Utah for many years and worked at Hill Air Force Base. They attended Clearfield Community Church where my mother sang in the choir and was also choir director. In 1969 she married Leroy Gregory and traveled around the US for six years. They finally settled in the small town of La Verkin in Southern Utah. Leroy passed away on May 16, 2018. They were married for 49 happy years.

A viewing will be held at Hurricane Valley Baptist Church, 1565 W State Street, Hurricane, Utah on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, from 12:00 -1:00 pm followed by a Funeral Service at 1:00 pm. Interment will take place at the La Verkin City Cemetery, 580 N State Street, La Verkin, at 2:00 pm.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff St, St. George, Utah. Friends and family are invited to sign her online guestbook at



12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Second Visitation


1:00 p.m.


Hurricane Valley Baptist Church
1565 W State Street
Hurricane, Utah 84737


2:00 p.m.
La Verkin City Cemetery
580 N State Street
La Verkin, Utah 84745

Guest Book

2 Responses

  1. Grandma you are such a special and amazing woman. So kind and gracious. You have such a beautiful spirit and presence about you. I am so grateful to and for you. Till the day we meet again, rest in the loving arms of Jesus and give my Daddy a kiss for me. I love you grandma.♥️

  2. I miss Vanda’s beautiful English accent, her smile and her stories about the Queen. Gentle, loving and so very patient. She is with her Father now, in a beautiful new body and her voice is singing with the angels. I look forward to seeing her again, when Jesus comes back. Hugs my little English friend.

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