Our mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Zelda Bryte Wood Black, passed away very peacefully in her sleep Sunday morning, August 7, 2022, near many who loved and took such good care of her.
She was born July 18, 1939, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Oscar Neldon and Verle Wood.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald Ervin Black; parents Oscar Neldon and Verle Wood; brothers Neldon Lavell Wood, and Leonard Randall Wood; and her granddaughter Teresa Barrett.
Zelda grew up in her parent's home with her two brothers and two sisters at 2376 S West Temple South Salt Lake, Utah.
She grew up enjoying and learning how to sew and making her own clothes. She also enjoyed crocheting and making quilts with her talented mother and her sisters Marilynn and Verna.
Zelda graduated from Granite High School. During her High School years, she met the love of her life Ronald; they were married in the Salt Lake Temple on June 6, 1957. They were married for 64 years and raised six children. Zelda served in many callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Relief Society to Primary and later served in the Jordan River Temple. She also served a mission with Ronald in a Salt Lake City inter-city Mission where they loved and helped many people and developed a true friendship with many of them.
Zelda was always good with sewing and making clothes for her six kids. She would start very early every year making everyone new pajamas for Christmas which we all looked forward to getting. Christmas was always her favorite holiday. Up to her death she kept telling everyone she needed to get her Christmas shopping done. She also looked forward to when us kids got married, as she loved to make all the bridesmaid and wedding dresses; she was very good at this. She also enjoyed making and doing all the flower arrangements for the weddings. She loved doing crafts with her daughters and going shopping with them. Most of all she enjoyed the family parties and getting together for everyone's birthdays.
We want to give special thanks to all the people who loved and took such great care of Zelda at Beehive Homes in South Jordan, Utah.
She is survived by her two sisters Marilynn Halverson (Vern) and Verna Angel (Johnny); her six children and their spouses: Keith Roy Black (Diane Knight), Scott Alan Black (Cindy), Sheldon Glen Black (Darene), Cindy Barrett (Michael), Myron Cary Black (Heidi), and Machele Kramer (Drew). She also leaves 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Viewing: Tuesday August 16, 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Viewing: Wednesday August 17, 2022, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Funeral Services: Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 11:00 am
All services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3900 South 4000 West, West Valley City Utah 84123.
Interment, Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 East 4580 South, Millcreek, Utah 84117.