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Elaine Anderson Halsey, beloved daughter, sister, wife, aunt, and friend, returned to her Heavenly parents September 25, 2020 at The Charleston Assisted Living Center in Cedar Hills, Utah. Born in Delta, Utah, the fifth of eight children of Oscar Alma Anderson and Mary Lottie Ashby Anderson, on April 26, 1930.
The family moved to Fillmore, Utah in 1933, where Elaine attended school, and graduated from Millard High School, having participated in most of the activities at school and the community. She married James Leo Halsey June 20 1952, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and was later sealed to Leo in the Draper Utah Temple. She learned the value of hard work, and the beauty of nature, where she and Leo spent much of their lives. She loved music, was chorister and ward choir director for 30 years, sang in a trio for many years, was a member of Red Hats, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, and most anything else that was going on. Having no children of her own she had great love for her nieces and nephews and so many unofficially adopted grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and especially the Temple of the Lord. She found great joy in small things, smelling fresh mowed lawns and hay, fruit off the trees, and birds singing in her trees. She loved Kanosh and the many special lifelong friends made there.
She is preceded in death by her parents, sister Madge (Joseph) Warner, brothers Dwayne (Helen), Harold (DeAun), and Grant (Gwen), and her beloved Leo, and is survived by her three younger brothers Paul (Joyce) of Draper, Utah, Oscar (Marie) of Salt Lake City, and Scott (Lorraine) of Nampa, Idaho.
We are so grateful for friends who loved and cared for her along the way. A special thanks to the staff at The Charleston, and for her hospice nurses.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Kanosh Ward building, and a graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. on October 2, 2020 at the Kanosh City Cemetery under the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home. Online condolences can be expressed at www.olpinstevesfuneralhome.com.
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