The family of Wreatha Ann Liljenquist sadly announce her death on July 20, 2022. She was 81 years old at the time of her passing.
Wreatha was born on the 22nd of April 1941, in Pocatello, Idaho to Theron Crawford Driever and Alma Edith Wynn Driever. Wreatha was preceded in death by two brothers: Jack Driever (Carol, also deceased), Jim Driever (Carolyn, also deceased). She is survived by one brother Theron Driever (Mary-Lou). Wreatha is also survived by three children: Terrell Liljenquist (Julie), Kellie Wilcox and Todd Liljenquist (Pamy), seven grandchildren: Westley Wilcox (Alyse), McCall Wilcox, Zach Liljenquist, Heather Mickler, Josten Hegland, Spencer Snipes (Renee), Dustin Hegland, and eleven extremely cherished great-grandchildren.
Wreatha grew up in Pocatello, Idaho, moving to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1960 where she later received her high school diploma. She attended the University of Utah and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education in 1974. Her professional career began with Granite School District in 1974 where she accepted a position as a special education teacher at Hartvigsen Secondary School. Her entire professional teaching career was spent at Hartvigsen, later retiring in 2005. During her time at Hartvigsen she was closely involved with the Utah Special Olympics as a volunteer and student athlete coach.
Among her interests and hobbies Wreatha was an avid University of Utah sports fan, being a football season ticket holder for numerous seasons. She also enjoyed traveling, attending the theatre, attending the Wynn family reunions, and spending time with her family. She expressed her creativity through wood burning, sewing and a particular passion for quilting. Without a doubt her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her numerous grandchildren.
Words cannot describe the void that has been left with her passing. She will be sadly missed and will always hold a place in our hearts. We would love for you to join us in honoring her life.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2022, 2:00 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road, Taylorsville, Utah 84123. There will be a viewing from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. prior to the services.