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Our mom, Elaine Loveridge, died Oct. 31, 2005 at her home in Lake Shore, Utah. She was born Dec. 30, 1935, in Park City to Ruby Ryan and Rollo Putman. She married Leo Wardell on Dec. 30, 1953 in Salt Lake City. They lived in Center Creek for many years. They were later divorced. She married Lynn Loveridge in May 1980 and raised his three youngest sons as her own. They later divorced in 2001. Like her mother before her, Mom was a hard worker and an example of sacrifice and independence. She worked all of her adult life. She graduated from Utah Trade Tech in nursing and worked at Wasatch County Hospital for several years before moving to Payson and working at Mountain View Hospital in the nursery until her retirement in 1998. She loved all of her friends at Mountain View Hospital dearly. After retirement, Mom couldn’t sit still. She worked for a short time at Payson Rehab and then as a foster grandparent at Barnett School until her death. She loved every one of the kids she ever dealt with. She remembered their names and all the particulars that made each one of them special. Mom loved animals and always had several pets to keep her company. She is survived by her kids: James (Darcy) Wardell, Wells, Nev.; Sandi (Jim) Christiansen, West Jordan; Cindy (Jay) Bird, Bluebell; Alan (Teresa) Wardell, Heber; Scott Wardell, Duchesne County; Patty (Dennis) Long, Lake Shore; three stepsons: Lynn (Lorie) Loveridge, Payson; Guy Loveridge, Santaquin; and Brian Loveridge, Payson; 20 grand children and 11 great-grandchildren, all of whom knew her affectionately as "Grandma Lovey." She is also survived by Betty (Paul) Williams, Ogden; Don (Judy) Putman, Park City; Boyd Putman, Ogden; and many dear friends, including Flo and all the Bunco Broads, and a special, older stepson Robert (Tina) Loveridge, Carlin, Nev. She was preceded in death by her parents, twin brother Wayne, and baby brother and sister Ray and Sharron. Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, at the Walker Mortuary in Payson. Mom was always sad to see her beautiful flowers freeze, so in lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to any Wells Fargo Bank in her name. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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