Aurelia Jaussi Sirstins, 98, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend passed away on August 3, 2022 in Bountiful, Utah. Born in Paris, Idaho on July 31, 1924 to John and Estella Victoria Shepherd Jaussi. Married Adolph Elmer Sirstins on September 12, 1949 in the Salt Lake Temple. Together, they raised four daughters in a loving home.

Aurelia was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She attended Fielding High School in Paris, Idaho and played the French horn. She enjoyed embroidery, crocheting, making beaded and lace angels, sewing, quilting, gardening, canning produce, jigsaw puzzles, and bowling. She particularly loved long road trips with family and friends. Retired from Mountain Bell/AT&T after 35 years working as a long-distance operator, supervisor, and trainer.

Preceded in death by her husband; daughter Nancy Digerness; brothers Bill, Rolland, Clifford, and J.L. Jaussi; sisters Revola Hobbs and Melba Martin; son-in-law Donald Bearden. Survived by her daughters Marilyn Bearden, Linda (Alan) Jacobs, Jean (Scott) Manookin; brothers Norman (Audrey) Jaussi and Larry Jaussi; 12 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Rose Park Ward chapel (east side), 760 North 1200 West, Salt Lake City. Viewing from 9:30 am to 10:45 am at the chapel prior to the services. Interment at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Utah.

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How blessed you are to be able to have had your Mom for as long as you did. She live a wonderful long life. It was an honor to have known her and your father. I’m sure you are comforted knowing she home with Jesus and her sweetheart.

Much love and sincere condolences,


Kim Manookin , So. Jordan, UT, US Aug 05, 2022

Sad I won't be able to make it to the funeral for Great Aunt Aurelia. I only knew her when I was a toddler, but the memory's were good, she was very kind.

Holly Walczak Aug 04, 2022

Dear Sirstins family,

I send my condolences to your family at the loss of Aurelia. I was a co-worker at Mountain Bell. Her brother was my younger brother's mission president in Ireland. May you have fond memories of her in the years to come.

Marianne L. Madrigal , Santa Clara, UT, US Aug 04, 2022