Our beloved mother, Elaine June Anderson Holman, passed away peacefully in her home in St. George on Sunday, March 13, 2022, at the age of 88.
She was born to Lee and Stella Jensen Anderson on Feb. 17, 1934 in Salt Lake City. She was raised in Ephraim, Utah, and graduated from Snow College.
On April 20, 1956, she married John Cornell Holman and moved to Rose Park in Salt Lake City, where they worked and raised their three children: Cynthia, Suzan, and John. Mom’s heart broke with the passing of her son, John, on Feb. 19, 2022.
After graduating from Snow College and Utah State, Mom went on to a 30-year career at Wasatch Jr. High School teaching girls P.E., dance, gymnastics and health. She would later earn her master’s degree at the University of Utah. Teaching was her passion, and she loved and was loved by many of her students.
Upon retirement, she spent her days doing what she did best—caring for others. We all enjoyed the fruits and labor of her magnificent garden that she tended with such pride. Family and friends were also gifted with her beautiful hand-stitched quilts and embroidered dishtowels.
With the sad passing of Dad in 2003, Mom was blessed to find the love and companionship of her dear friend, Gordon Hansen. She so loved the years they had together traveling and getting to know his beautiful family until his death in 2013. To the Hansen family, thank you for all the love and kindness you showed Mom. Also thank you to dear friend and neighbor, Shauna Peck, for the many years of friendship and aiding Mom when she became too weak to do the things that needed to be done.
Mom is survived by her daughters, Cynthia (Butch) Schmidt and Suzan Bevan; daughter-in-law, Angie Holman; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters and best friends, Janet (Lewis) Garbe and Laura (Dave) Bradley; and many nieces and nephews, whom she dearly loved.
Preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; son, John Scott; sisters and brothers-in-law: Stella Lee (Jay) Jensen, VaLene (Dick) Larsen; and companion, Gordon Hansen.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 1 p.m. in the Ephraim Park Cemetery. Friends may call for visitation prior to the services at the Magleby Mortuary in Manti, 195 West 100 North, from 11 a.m. to noon.
Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com.