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Elaine (Holbrook) HaymoreAugust 11, 1920 ~ April 22, 2015 (age 94)
Alsina Elaine Holbrook Haymore passed away peacefully with family by her side on April 22, 2015. She was born in Provo, Utah on August 11, 1920 to Alsina Elizabeth Brimhall and Lafayette Hinckley Holbrook.
Elaine was born the youngest of 11 children in Provo, Utah where she was much loved by her parents and eight doting sisters and two brothers. Known as “Tiddlywinks” by her dad and one of the “three little kids”, she had fond memories of attending Brigham Young Academy while living in the clinker brick house and was taught to cherish her pioneer ancestry and LDS church membership. After a semester at Brigham Young University she married John Arnold Haymore and moved several times before they finally settled in Salt Lake City, UT. She lived at her present address for 65 years.
The center of Elaine’s life has always been her children. Each of her seven sons and six daughters has been a blessed event for her, a fulfilling of her purpose on earth. And to them, she gave her full time and devotion. During the four years in California Valerie was born during World War II. Desiring to be in a safer environment the family moved to Salt Lake City where all other children were born, spanning 22 years of her life. All sons experienced opportunities for work both in construction and paper routes. All daughters learned homemaking and secretarial skills. Education was strongly promoted in this family and all of the children either graduated or attended some years of university by having part-time jobs and scholarships, married in the temple, and all sons served missions for the LDS church.
After her divorce, Elaine worked as a secretary at various offices including many years at the LDS Church office building to support the children remaining at home.
Elaine’s Church callings included teacher and temple ordinance worker. She will be remembered as the one who handed out programs at church during her final years, enduring well to the end. Even though she was limited in hearing she managed to comprehend what was said at church, often reading lips and body language to do so.
With a ready smile and encouraging pat on the arm, she greeted everyone even to a few hours before her quiet passing. Always conveying her interest in those around her, she wanted little of possessions but cherished relationships. She did so love lilacs and walks, and photos of grandchildren, and holding hands and chocolates.
Her legacy to her numerous posterity will be one of faith in Jesus Christ, be forgiving, listen to the Holy Ghost, and remember your baptismal covenants to help others on their way. What a gift this mother, grandmother, aunt, and sister was. We let her go reluctantly but joyfully look forward to a reunion someday.
Elaine is survived by her children, Valerie Jueschke (Bill), Daniel Haymore (Sondra), Gloria Pehrson (David), John Haymore (Bonnie), Douglas Haymore (Tricia), Sylvia Hunter (Ron), Bruce Haymore (Michele), Rosalee Sotomayor (Larry), Joseph Haymore, David Haymore (Barbara), Carolee Cannon, Cyndi Cross (Greg), Mark Haymore. She is further blessed by 67 grandchildren, 115 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.
Preceded in death by four grandsons, Shawn Birtcher, Michael Haymore, J. David Mitchell, Nathan Haymore.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 10:30am at the Valley View 6th Ward, 2000 East 3900 South, where friends and family can visit 9:00-10:15am prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Provo City Cemetery at approx. 2:00pm following the service. Online guestbook and complete obituary are available at: HolbrookMortuary.com