Rebecca “Becky” <I>Firmage</I> Ellis

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Rebecca “Becky” Firmage Ellis

  • Birth 6 Aug 1953 Kingsport, Sullivan County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 29 Aug 2009 Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
  • Plot Block 22 Lot 14
  • Memorial ID 86634192

Early Life: Becky was born August 6, 1953, in Kingsport, Tennessee, to Allan D. and Margaret Felt Firmage. She moved with her family to Provo, Utah, when she was two years old. She was her graduate of Provo High School.
Life's Work/Service/Interests: On December 27, 1975, Becky married her true love and best friend, Kelly Taylor Ellis, in the Provo Utah LDS Temple. They were blessed with five devoted children. She earned both a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Brigham Young University in Dance and later a EdD from BYU in Educational Leadership. In Becky's life her family always came first. She loved being a wife and a mother and was definitely the biggest cheerleader for each of her five children and four grandchildren as she supported and encouraged them to develop their individual strengths and talents. Throughout her life, she was able to balance family responsibilities and fun, with her love of dance and creative movement as she taught Children's Dance at BYU, and Academics Through Movement for Elementary Education students at UVU. She especially loved teaching the BOYS Dance classes which she did for 18 years at BYU. In June of this year, she took eight of her BOYS to New York City and with them presented at the National Dance Educator's Organization. Becky demonstrated how to teach boys to use their creativity, rhythm and strength in dance and still allow themselves to be boys. She was a faithful member of the LDS Church and served as a Young Women President, counselor in the Stake Young Women Organization, Relief Society President, Activities Committee Chair, Webelos leader, and most importantly, a loving Visiting Teacher. She had a strong testimony of the gospel and eternal families. Beloved Rebecca "Becky" Firmage Ellis died Saturday, August 29, 2009, at home, following a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was 50 years old.
Survived By: Her husband, Kelly; children: Jake (Cindy), Chet (Laura), Andee (Spencer) Bott, Clay, and Elder Michael (Mick) Ellis (currently serving in the Mexico, Monterey West Mission of the LDS Church); four granddaughters: Aubrey, Taylor, Avery and Ireland; one grandson, Mason (due Sept. 18); her father, D. Allan Firmage; sisters: Kathy Campbell (Kailua, HI), Jeri Walton (Alpine, UT), Nita Price (Reno, NV); and brothers: Richard (Kaysville, UT) and Ron (Orem, UT).
Preceded In Death By: Her mother, Margaret Felt Firmage.
Services: Oak Hills LDS Stake Center
Mortuary: Walker Mortuary
Final Rest: Provo City Cemetery
Obituary: © Daily Herald | 1 Sep 2009
Bio compiled by: AnnieDuckettHundley


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  • Maintained by: Annie Duckett Hundley
  • Originally Created by: Lisa
  • Added: 11 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86634192
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rebecca “Becky” Firmage Ellis (6 Aug 1953–29 Aug 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86634192, citing Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Annie Duckett Hundley (contributor 47394373) .