Viona (Vi) Bringhurst Wilson

LaVerkin, UT– Viona (Vi) Marie Bringhurst Wilson age 86 passed away Sat. Nov. 9, 2019. She was born Nov. 14, 1932 in Kanab, UT to LaVerna Chatterley Bringhurst and Archie Bringhurst. She married Dale Wilson May 17,1951 in St. George at the St. George temple.

Vi was raised in a small cottage by the banks of LaVerkin creek, she attended Toquerville elementary and then graduated from Hurricane High School. The day before graduation she married her childhood sweetheart. The couple moved to Cedar City where their first son was born. From Cedar City they moved to LaVerkin and then to Las Vegas a few months after the birth of their 4th child. She loved her friends and time spent living in Las Vegas, she absolutely loved the time she worked for the school district where she made lifelong friends. Vi had a way that made people feel at ease and unjudged, everyone loved Vi. After retirement her and her sweetheart Dale moved back to their roots at their “farm” in LaVerkin. There in her new home she was able to really paint, sculpt, sew and cook. She excelled in all of those areas. She was such a talented artist. She loved animals so so much, she would worry at night if she thought a chicken might be cold. She always thought animals might be hungry even if they were obese. She loved her grandkids and kids with a passion and taught anyone that wanted to learn to sew, cook or do art.

She is survived by her sweetheart of 68 years Dale Wilson; children, David (Madalon) Wilson, Marie Wilson, Melanie Wilson Bourgoin (Bruce), Douglas Wilson (Laurel); 14 grandkids, 23 great grandkids; sister, Kathryn Cornelius and brother, Buddy Bringhurst (Vina).

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Jane Lemmons, Geraldine Thompson, Dollee Dado; brothers in law, Hal Stout, Kenneth Cornelius, Dudley Dado; grandson, Kevin Dale Bourgoin and great granddaughter, Jada Marie Harris.

Funeral services will be Monday Nov. 18, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with a viewing from 9:30-10:30 am at the LaVerkin Stake Center. A viewing will be held Sunday evening Nov. 17th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Spilsbury Hurricane Valley Mortuary, 25 N. 2000 W., Hurricane, UT. Interment will take place in the Toquerville Cemetery.

The family would like to thank all the hospice team from Encompass.

Friends and family are invited to sign Vi’s online guest book at



5:00-7:00 pm at the Spilsbury Hurricane Valley Mortuary

Second Visitation

9:30-10:30 a.m.


11:00 am


LaVerkin Stake Center
LaVerkin, UT


12:00 pm
Toquerville Cemetery
Toquerville, UT

Guest Book

12 Responses

  1. The summers I spent at the farm are memories I will never forget. Vi always made me feel welcomed and loved, I will truly miss her.

  2. We loved Aunt Vi so very much. She was a very talented loving lady. She always had time and an open door for anyone who needed it. My mom loved their trips to Dollar Tree. They always tried to hit $20.00. Easter’s on the Farm were my favorite. We will miss you Aunt Vi. Prayers and Hugs to Uncle Dale. He is going to miss her so much 😢. Prayers and hugs to her children and grandchildren, so sorry for your loss.

  3. We are so sorry for your heartache. We loved Vi and have so many fond memories of her, laughing, sharing her dried fruit and treats, painting and sewing little things for our family. She’s an amazing woman with an amazing family. She’s got a special place in our hearts.

  4. We loved Vi. ❤️ We spent many summers on the farm. Vi & Dale always welcomed us with open arms. Some of our children’s best childhood memories were made there. We loved Vi’s sweetness & sincerity, her beautiful smile & unique laugh! The world is a better place because of Vi. She will be missed.

  5. The years I worked with Vi at Red Rock and Ruthe Deskin Schools were the beginning of a very special friendship. Over the years our trips to visit Vi were so much fun and were a special treat. Discussing old friends and reliving fond memories made those visits memorable. I will miss my special friend so much. Nora Barnum

  6. We didn’t sign the guest book at the viewing so I wanted to do so here. I consider Vi as one of the best friends I have had in my life. The memories are so valuable to me. She was so willing to share her knowledge and talent to everyone she met. Everyone was her friend. I would just like to say “thanks for the memories dear friend.” And thanks for the beautiful children who have been such a part of our lives. You live on through them. Until we meet again!

  7. Vi was a special lady with a great sense of humor and wonderful laugh. Treasure her special hand made
    Christmas cards. Will miss her kindness and thoughtfulness.

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