Here is a photo from the graveside service of Berendena “Dena” Van Leeuwen Donaldson in the Ogden, Weber, Utah Cemetery. I have previously shared Dena’s life story. But I thought I would make this photo available and hope maybe we can find a few more people in the photo. My father says he was present, but did not make it into the photo. He seemed to think he was standing with Jan, Richard, and Johnny, he may very well be the hidden person under the bough of the tree. He provided me the names of the people in the photo, but I do not have a second confirmation for the names, so if you can confirm or correct, I would appreciate your help.
Dena died 5 March 1959 in Ogden. This picture was taken 9 March 1959, the date of her funeral and this graveside service. Three of Dena’s children are seated (Dora, Gladys, and Maxine). Betty is Dena’s daughter-in-law. Dena, Dena’s daughter, is standing also beside her husband Chauncey Michaelson. Dad seems to remember Grandpa (Milo Ross) and Dave Donaldson are blocked by the tombstone on the right of the photo. Two of Dena’s sisters are visible (Mary and Kate). Dad could not identify any of the other people as they were either not family or distant enough he cannot recall them. I think the man to the right of Johnny Telford and the man to the left of Mary Hewitt are Dena’s brother-in-laws, but I do not know which (only four were still living; George, Ellis, Ed, and Alvin), but they have Donaldson traits.