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Earla "LaRue" (Alsop) Billeter

July 18, 1924 ~ October 19, 2020 (age 96)


Earla LaRue Alsop Billeter, age 96, died peacefully at home on October 19, 2020, in Salt Lake City, Utah, of causes incident to age. She was born July 18, 1924, to Charles Earl Alsop and Anna Elizabeth Hyler in Sandy, Utah, child 5 of 11.

She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a mission for the church in the New England States Mission. She met and married Allen Tovey Billeter in the Salt Lake Temple on September 21, 1945. Throughout her life, she enjoyed serving in many positions in the church, especially teaching music to the Jr. Primary children and serving as ward choir director for several years. She also loved being a temple worker, which she did for 10 years.

LaRue LOVED music. She was happiest while playing the piano, organ, or accordion, which she played since age 10. She loved to sing and did so throughout her life while playing her accordion and entertaining people from all over the world.

She loved being involved in Young Living Essential Oils and was often seen having her picture taken with members from around the world when they met at conventions and other meetings. They often asked her if she was going to play her accordion for them at the Lavender Farm in Mona or wherever she was. Everyone loved Grandma LaRue and will miss her greatly.

LaRue was a hard worker and very talented with sewing, quilting, crafts, and flower arranging. She was a great example of service to her children and everyone around her and was always helping other people. Even three days before she died and while bedridden, she whispered to her son-in-law Cory, “What can I do for you?” She thought of others until the very end.

LaRue is survived by her children: Mary Young, Alene Frandsen, Dale (Marianne) Billeter, Glen (Phyllis) Billeter, Byron (Elaine) Billeter, and Ann (Cory) Weaver; her brother “C” Earl (Jane) Alsop; 19 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Allen T. Billeter, grandson Erik Billeter, son-in-law D. Gary Young, and grandson-in-law Jared M. Facer.

We extend a very special thanks to her daughter Ann and son-in-law Cory Weaver for living with her so that she could stay in her home and for taking such kind and loving care of her for the past 10 years. We also thank her granddaughters Angela Facer, Brenda Sweet and son Austin, and Janae Jameson, along with the doctors, nurses, and many caregivers and therapists who helped LaRue through the last years of her life.

A family graveside service will be held preceding the interment.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you contribute to the D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation or to a charity of your choice.


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