Born: 29 May 1919
Died: 22 Oct 2007
At the age of: 88
Elmo “Doc” Elison, an 88-year-old resident of Malta, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at his home.
He was born May 29, 1919, in Almo, Idaho, the son of John Alfred and Mary Emily Adams Elison. He graduated from Raft River High School in 1937. He then served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1939 until 1941 in the Spanish-American Mission. Following his honorable release, he married Myrle Janson on Sept. 18, 1941, in the Mesa Arizona LDS Temple. Together, they had five children, Robert LeRoy, Christine Ann, John Lawrence, Linda and Bryan Lynn.
Elmo and Myrle lived in El Paso, Texas, with Elmo working for the U.S. Customs. They then moved to Malta, where they engaged in ranching. Myrle passed away on July 4, 1953. Elmo then married Louise Martin on Feb. 1, 1954, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They had three daughters, Cindy, Edith and Betty. Together, they raised all of the children on the family ranch in Malta. Louise passed away on April 3, 1997. On Jan. 3, 1998, Elmo and Genevieve Udy were married.
Elmo was an extremely hard worker. He took great pride in the ranch and was an outstanding husband, father, grandfather and friend. He enjoyed hunting (especially elk), fishing, raising horses, team roping, snowmobiling, golfing and bowling. Elmo was a very talented artist and he used this attribute in oil painting many beautiful pictures. He was always active in the LDS Church and served faithfully throughout his life.
He is survived by his wife, Genevieve “Jenny” Elison of Malta; his children, John Lawrence (Pamela) Elison of Laverkin, Utah, Linda (Kern) Crump of Burley, Cindy (Richard) Ward of Malta, Edith (Rick) Wrigley of Burley and Betty (Dell) Carlson of Malta; two sisters, Rachel Ham and Maythel Shaw, both of Provo, Utah; 24 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. In addition to his first two spouses, Elmo was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Bob and Bryan; one daughter, Christine; one granddaughter, Cassie Jo Wrigley; and a great-granddaughter, Tabitha Elison.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at the Malta 1st and 2nd Ward Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with Bishop Juel E. Hurst officiating. Burial will be in the Valley Vu Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St. in Burley, and from 10 until 10:40 a.m. Monday at the church.