Alice Aletha Jacobson Dewsnup stepped through the veil into the arms of her loving family on Valentine’s Day, February 14th. Aletha was known as an independent and strong woman who was married to her husband LaMar for 40 years. She was involved in the farm and other family businesses, and was also known for her talents in embroidery, crocheting, quilting, and baking. Of her many artistic talents, she was particularly known for her artistry with wedding cakes. Aletha was a very dedicated daughter-in-law, who developed a close relationship with her mother-in-law, Rose Ella Dewsnup.
Aletha lived for a short period of time in Bountiful, Utah, where she was a phone operator at LDS Hospital. While there, she was on a first-name basis with the current Prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Russell M. Nelson. Aletha was also an active member of her ward in Deseret, where she served faithfully in many callings.
She was married in the Salt Lake Temple to Thomas LaMar Dewsnup on January 20, 1945. After his passing in 1986, she worked at more than one job at a time, including Brush Wellman as a guard and the ME Bird Center as the head cook with her sister-in-law, Norma. She enjoyed these jobs and they were very fulfilling to her. Aletha had a quick wit and a sparkling sense of humor.
She is survived by Thomas Darwin (Vicky) Dewsnup, Marla Dewsnup Denbow (Kerry), Alan Monroe (Darlene) Dewsnup, and Kendall LaMar (Connie) Dewsnup. Her family now includes 21 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren. She was the last remaining member of her immediate family, and was preceded in death by Leah Lavon Jacobson, sister; Sylvia Alice Anderson Jacobson, mother; Ole William Jacobson, father; Wilmer Thurlow Jacobson, brother; Milan William Jacobson, brother; Verl Lumon Jacobson, brother; Maiben Ole Jacobson, brother; Eula Jacobson Olson, sister; Joey L. Denbow, grandson; Autumn Dewsnup, granddaughter; and Zeb Kendall Dewsnup, grandson.
She will be greatly missed. Aletha, we love you. Till we meet again.
Funeral service will be held Thursday, February 20, 2020 in the Deseret-Oasis Ward Chapel at 12:00 noon. A viewing will be held prior to the funeral from 10:30 to 11:30 AM at the Deseret-Oasis Ward. Interment will be at the Deseret Cemetery under the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home. Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com.