Vonna Baxter Cassidy
Vonna Baxter Cassidy 69, of Spokane Washington, and formerly of Ogden Utah, passed away at home, in Spokane WA on July 20th, 2018 after a three year battle with cancer and a 50 year battle with type I diabetes. She was born in Ogden and attended school in Davis County UT, graduating in 1967 from Davis High. She graduated from Weber State College School of nursing in 1971 and worked for St Benedict’s Hospital, as well as several long care and rehab facilities in the Ogden area. She graduated from Weber State University in 1983 as an accountant and worked at St Benedicts Hospital, Wide Horizons Care, Clearfield Job Core, and Weber State University Financial Aid Office before retiring. Vonna loved traveling and the outdoors, backpacking, skiing, and camping. Before she passed, she visited all 50 states, all but one Canadian Provence, and Western Europe. She enjoyed working with many different crafts, trying any new craft that came along. Vonna was a lifelong member of the LDS church and served in a number of church callings. She is survived by her loving husband Michael Cassidy of 43 years, in Spokane WA; Son Robert L Jensen (Sue) of Everett WA, and daughter Jenny Hockman (Nate) of Missoula MT; Grandsons Ryan and Colden, and her first husband, Robert Jensen of 7 years in Ogden UT. She is also survived by sisters, Kathleen Sunderland (Larry) of Spokane WA, Marsha Cook (Michael) of Kaysville UT, Terry Allen (Jim) of Ogden UT, Connie Sim of Ogden UT, and brother, Paul Hoskins of Spokane WA, as well as many nieces, nephews, and step-siblings. She is preceded in death by her mother, Bonnie Hoskins, father, Morris Baxter, and brother, Michael Hoskins. There will be no organized services but a celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please offer a donation to the American Diabetes Association, Hospice of Spokane, or the charity of the giver’s choice. The family wishes to extend special thanks to the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff at Cancer Care Northwest and the Hospice of Spokane, along with the many other medical professionals that have helped through this fight.