Eleanor Ann Stockwell Gammon was born August 4, 1933 to Tyner Louis Stockwell and LaPriel Campa Stockwell. She returned to the loving arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, whom she loved, on June 29, 2023. She looked forward to finally being reunited with her dear husband.
She grew up in Tucson, Arizona and attended Tucson High School and graduated from the University of Arizona with a major in Home Economics and a minor in Science. She taught high school in Arizona.
She married her dear sweetheart, Harold “Bud” Gammon in the Mesa Temple on September 30, 1955. He was an Air Force pilot and they lived all over the world. When they were stationed in Bermuda, she had a tv show call “The Modern Wife” which was much like a Martha Stewart show. It was broadcast over the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service. She also had the opportunity to interview Harold B. Lee on the same station when he visited the saints in Bermuda. At the time he was an apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She taught sewing classes at the Officers’ Wives organization and enjoyed watching them model their wonderful creations. She always sang with the “Sky Larks” which was a choir of Officers’ Wives. She loved to sing and was often asked to sing special numbers at church and at other celebrations. She was often the music director of the branch or ward where they attended church. When they came to Utah, she sang with the Davis Master Chorale for many years also.
She felt like motherhood was her most important and favorite calling and considered it a sacred trust. She had six wonderful children, three girls and three boys. She was often alone with her children while her husband was flying missions all over the world. One of her greatest challenges was being alone with all the family while her husband flew combat missions in Viet Nam for one year. How thankful they were to welcome him safely home.
She taught school in the Young Mother’s High School and finished her twenty years of teaching at Kaysville Jr. High. It was always important for her that each day was full of purpose and service to others.
She and her dear husband served two missions together. They were called as Institute Assistants in Manchester, England and later as military assistants to the Church Military District in South Korea. She shared many stories of their experiences and the wonderful people they enjoyed being with on their missions. They worked one shift in the Preston England Temple and also worked a shift in the South Korea Temple. They also served many years in the Bountiful Temple.
She often expressed her love for the Savior and her family. She had a firm testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and of the Plan of Salvation and expects “no empty chairs” in our family circle in Heaven.
She is survived by her brother, Leo Jacob (Heidi) Stockwell, her sister, Kathy (Charlie) Stockwell, her children; Kaye (Barry) Christensen, Karen (Mark) Wilcox, Kim Gammon (Juan Carlos), Kenneth “Ken” (Simone) Gammon, Kevin (Freda) Gammon, Kelly (Donna) Gammon, 30 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her dear husband, her parents, and one brother.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 6, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the Kaysville Crestwood Stake Center, 855 E. Mutton Hollow Road, Kaysville, Utah. Friends may visit with family Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Kaysville Mortuary, 400 N. Main Street, Kaysville, Utah.
Interment, Kaysville City Cemetery.
The funeral service will be live-streamed and may be viewed at www.lindquistmortuary.com by scrolling to the bottoms of Ann’s obituary page.