|Birth: ||Aug. 16, 1965|
|Death: ||Nov. 7, 2007|
Salt Lake County
Laurie "Beth" Ellison - our beautiful daughter, wonderful sister, sweet aunt and special friend, returned to her Heavenly Father November 7, 2007. She left this world peacefully at the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, surrounded by her family that loves her and will miss her very much. She was born on August 16, 1965 in Provo, Utah to Roger Melvin and Rosemary Kirkham Jarvis Ellison, as the oldest of six children. She graduated from Jordan Valley School where she met many dear friends and was a four year graduate from seminary. She was involved with Special Olympics and won multiple medals. She was a member of The Graduates bowling team.
She worked at South Valley for many years where she loved her trainer Iva. She also participated in and loved the Special Needs Mutual. Laurie loved parties and getting together with her family. She would give invitations to her birthday party several months in advance so we would not forget. She loved packing for and going on trips. She loved to listen to music, to sing, to dance, and to laugh. She loved to go to lunch with her Mom, Pat, Liz, Karey, and her sisters. She loved movies and could quote movie lines and music from the many movies she enjoyed. She loved practical jokes, to tease and to make people laugh. Everyone who met her has their own "Laurie Story" in which she brought joy and happiness to them in her own little way.
She had her own unique phrases that many people loved to quote such as, "My friendship, so nice, so coute, sweet friend, a be have fun, cool huh, I bet I should, in the better, like you so much". She LOVED Little House on the Prairie ("in the puddle"). She loved it so much she wanted to be called Beth. Her life long dream was realized this summer when she was able to visit the Ingalls Homestead and the school in South Dakota. She is survived by her loving mother and dearest friend, Rosemary Ellison; her siblings, Jennifer Breinholt (Paul), Nathan Ellison (Laura), Nikki Ambler (Alif), Nancy Martin (Michael) and Benjamin Ellison; her grandmother, Vivian Ellison; her nieces and nephews, Mikayla, Parker, Zachary, London, Justin and Brock; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She is preceded in death by her father Roger Ellison, her 'cuz' Lisa, and grandparents George Y. and Carol K. Jarvis and Melvin B. Ellison.
She will be sorely missed by her best friend Janice and the fellow members of The Graduates: Darla, Kendra, Sherene, Kristy, Carol, Juli, and Donna; as well as her sweet friend Erin Pickens. Laurie was a treasure to the family, an example, a choice spirit, a companion, and a vital part of who we all are today. She was a shining example of how to see through the eyes of our Father in Heaven and our Savior to the true value of His sons and daughters. She is our little Ray, our Sunshine and our Princess. When life wasn't much fun, we could always count on her to make us laugh at the world and ourselves. We will miss her phone calls with requests for glue, tape, and paper as well as the trips to Chevron, to movies, and to lunch. She was the best nurse if ever you were sick. She is the sweetest, kindest, most Christ-like person we have ever known and there is a hole in our heart that aches deeply. However, we know that if we turn to the Lord, He will fill that hole with His love.
Funeral Services will be held Wed. November 14, 2007 at 12 noon at the Willow Creek 3rd Ward LDS Chapel, 2400 E. Alta Canyon Dr. in Sandy, UT. A viewing will be held Tuesday, November 13th, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Wednesday from 10:30-11:45 a.m. at the same location.
Interment, Lehi City Cemetery.
Published in the Deseret News on 11/11/2007.
Lehi City Cemetery
GPS (lat/lon): 40.40196, -111.8419
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Nov 11, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22818780