Elaine Jarrett died peacefully in her sleep on December 23, 2021, just one week following her 97th birthday. She and her sweetie, Bill, are now reunited following 66 yrs. of marriage.

Elaine was mother to 4 children, Ron (Lucie), Craig (Kim), Camille (Roger), and Connie (Rick). She celebrated their successes and helped them deal with their challenges.

Elaine found joy in her 15 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren. She always wanted to be involved with them and whenever possible she would support them in what was going on in their lives.

Elaine was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in every auxiliary on the ward and stake levels. After working in the Church Magazine Department for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints for 13 years, she and Bill served a mission to “Old Nauvoo” in Nauvoo, Illinois.

She loved to travel and was able to go on many trips and cruises around the world with their friends, Roland and Lois Senior. She visited many interesting locations and picked through the food, eating only those items she was familiar with.

She was a friend to all she met and everyone cherished her friendship. After Bill’s death, loneliness was difficult for her until she moved to Creekside Senior Living. There she met new friends and loved to play bingo and cards with the ladies.

Later in life, when her mobility became an issue, she would always say, “I’ll be better tomorrow.” and often was. She happily celebrated her birthday on December 16th, visiting with family and friends.

As her family, we appreciated the love and service of all those that helped and provided care for her. Especially her hospice care givers. Elaine was Preceded in death by William R. Jarrett (Husband), Isaac Johnson (Great Grandson), Luke Johnson (Great Grandson), and Keith Shippee (Brother).

Elaine set a wonderful example of Christ-like love for everyone by being cheerful and considerate. Her legacy will be honored by following her example.

A Viewing for family and friends will be held Thursday, December 30, 2021, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple. Private family services will follow. Interment at Redwood Memorial Cemetery.


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260 E South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT

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I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I have great memories of growing up in Rose Park when we all lived in the same neighborhood. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Phyllis Trimble

Phyllis Trimble , West Jordan , UT, US Dec 31, 2021