Claudia Rosetta Busack Rex Waddoups
Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Claudia Rosetta Busack Rex Waddoups, 93, passed away peacefully on Jan. 27, 2013, and returned home to be reunited with her sweetheart, parents, two children and other family members.
This Southern Belle was born in Atlanta, Ga., on Feb. 23, 1919, to Robert Johan Busack and Willie Marie Peak. Sometimes called "Rosie," she was raised with her siblings Catherine, Robert,
Jr., Edith and Bobbie.
Claudia married her eternal companion, Samuel Wayne Rex, Nov. 8, 1941, in the Salt Lake Temple. They were blessed with nine children. Claudia was steadfast, hardworking and was tenacious in carrying out her responsibilities as
a mother. After her beloved Wayne passed away in August 1967, Rosie
continued to raise her children, working as a nurse at the Wyoming State
Hospital in Evanston, and later at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City. As she would sometimes mention in her later years, "I did the very best that I could with
what I had."
On Jan. 11, 1979, Claudia married Clyde Anson Waddoups, and the two enjoyed a special companionship until his passing in the summer of 1980. She
continued her career in nursing, caring for elderly homebound patients who were often younger than her.
Claudia was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout her life. She had a strong testimony of the Gospel and served faithfully, providing an example to all who knew her. Claudia was truly one who endured to the end. She loved gardening, traveling and
reading. As was true with her own children, Claudia took great pride and had
unparalleled love for all of her large posterity.
Claudia was preceded in death by a daughter, Bobbie Carolyn, and a son, Robert Craig.
She is survived by her children, Dale and (Linda) Rex, Sam Rex, Claudia and (Verdis) Winder, Nancy and (Dave) Beachler, Faye Rex, David and (Sheila)
Rex and Letty and (Jon) Willden; 25 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. in the Stratford Chapel, located at 2605 S. 15th E. in Salt Lake City.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Crandall Funeral Home in Evanston, and at the church from 9 to 9:50 a.m., prior to the services. Interment will be at the Randolph, Utah, cemetery.
Online condolences at www.crandallfhevanston.com.