July 19, 2006
Ruth Ekins Elliott, age 86, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2006, at the home of her son Robert Elliott. She was born Sept 15, 1919, at the Ekins family home, north of Provo. She was the first of two children born to A. Ray Ekins and Diantha Ruth Patten Ekins.
Ruth was educated at Page Elementary School and Lincoln High School, Orem. She attended Brigham Young University. Ruth married her high school sweetheart, Robert L. Elliott Nov. 16, 1938 in the Manti temple. They were the parents of four children. She loved her family very much.
They moved to Center Creek, Wasatch County, in 1953. Ruth is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She held many positions, including Primary president, YWMIA, Relief Society, Cub Scouting, teaching, etc. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, birds, neighbors, hard physical labor, camping and hiking the high country, nature’s small treasures, vintage ’30s and ’40s movies, and music of all kinds. Ruth was a licensed cosmetologist, and a nursing clerk at Wasatch County Hospital.
She is preceded in death by her husband Robert L Elliott Jr. in 1994; her parents; brother Stanford (Tim) Ekins. She is survived by four children: Robert (Johnnie Sue) Elliott, L. Gaylan (Eilidh) Elliott, Diane (Hylton) Haueter and A. Ray (Cathy) Elliott; 17 grand children; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 21, 2006, 11 a.m. at the Heber LDS 6th ward, 500 North 325 East, Heber City. Friends may call on Thursday from 6 8 p.m. at the church and on Friday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will be in the Heber City Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home, Heber City.