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Virgie "Nan" Ann Johnson Uttecht

March 22, 1937 — January 4, 2020

Virgie Ann “Nan” Johnson Uttecht, passed in peace, Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the age of 82 in Snowflake, which has been her home since 1979. Virgie “Nan” was born March 22, 1937 in Fleming, Kentucky, the daughter of Ferris Johnson and Addie Elizabeth Johnston Johnson. At the age of 6 her family made the travel to Arizona where they settled in Sunnyslope, later to relocate to south Phoenix.

Virgie “Nan” will be remembered through the love she shared from canning, baking and cooking from her kitchen. One of her greatest passions was making her prize winning red chili; winning many trophies, giving her bragging rights. Painting and arts and crafts she dearly loved to share and do with her grandchildren. She also donated her time to many community services, running elections for her area and served many years with the Cedar Hills Property Assoc. In her younger years she enjoyed her time as an assistant Girl Scout leader in south Phoenix.

She will be dearly missed by family and friends.

Virgie “Nan” is the loving mother of Sheila (Phoenix, deceased) Houston, Brookings, Oregon; Karen (Earl) Mangum, St. Johns; Jeffery (Tina) Uttecht, Pinetop; and Gregory Uttecht. Virgie is also the grandmother to 16 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 3 great, great grandchildren. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Uttecht, son, Gregory Uttecht, grandson, Rodney Plympton, III and son-in-law, Phoenix Houston.

A viewing will be held Monday, January 13, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Burnham Mortuary, St. Johns, with graveside services following at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Johns Westside Cemetery. Interment will immediately follow the graveside services.

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Monday, January 13, 2020

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Monday, January 13, 2020

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