Elda worked for General Telephone for 35 years. When she retired, she moved back to her home town of Cedar CIty where she has resided for the last 22 years. Elda loved to travel and with her sister Beverly, being widowed, they did just that, seeing every continent except one. Elda was an avid Jazz fan as well as the L.A. Dodgers. She loved doing crossword puzzles, Sudoku, game shows and Hawaii Five O on TV. Elda has a passion for reading and had her own extensive library.
Elda was preceded in death by her parents, daughter-in-law Susy Randall, and her best friend and companion of 15 years Cario (a Maltese).
She is survived by her son Jack (Colleen) of Enterprise; daughter Tawnee of St. George; siblings Beverly Neilson of Cedar City, Charles Peterson (Darlos) of Kanab, Dianne (Melvin) Wilkey, and Sherry Smith of Salt Lake City; 9 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews who all loved her dearly.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 12:00 noon in the Old Rock Church located at 75 E. Center Street in Cedar City, Utah. There will be a visitation prior to services from 10:00-11:30am. Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Dr. Bruce Hendrix, the staff of Valley View Medical Center, and her special helpers from Hospice Alliance, especially Ethan, Hannah, and Krysta.