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Elmary

Elmary Davidson

d. February 5, 2024

Elmary Davidson, 83, passed away on February 5, 2023, in Layton, Utah, lovingly surrounded by family. Born to Eskil L. and Mary N. Davidson in Pocatello, Idaho, she was the youngest of her siblings (Joan, Aaron, Gwyn, and Sam). She heavenly reunites with all of them as she was the final living sibling in mortality. Elmary graduated from this life after a long and courageous battle with multiple health issues and several cancers.


 Born in Pocatello, Idaho, in 1940, she lived through World War II as a young child and was the proverbial "bobby-soxer" in the 1950s.


 Elmary was married for 12 years to Grenade Curran and bore four children: Jahn, Rena, Justin, and Jerome. She dedicated her life to the responsibility of mother and sole support to her children.


 Beginning her academic journey in Pocatello, Idaho, Elmary graduated from the first class of the BYU School of Nursing in 1962 while pregnant with her eldest child. This was the blessed means for her to work and support her family as a single mother. Her career was primarily in public health administration with the Salt Lake County Health Department, whom she proudly served for forty years, concluding her career as Director of Nursing. After finishing her career, she dedicated herself to serving as a service missionary at Temple Square.

 

Elmary was a talented seamstress and made most of her own clothes and many of her 4 kids' clothes in her years of young motherhood. She also made most of the original costumes for the Cumorah Pageant and served a year there as a "service missionary" in 1956-57. Her family is proud of her humanitarian efforts by creating over 1600 blankets, which she donated to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ worldwide humanitarian relief efforts.


 Elmary was blessed with a variety of gifts and talents. She appreciated good music, sang with the BYU Music Department, and later directed many choirs. She was an accomplished writer. She loved to learn in order to gain knowledge and wisdom. Further, she lovingly shared “literature” with her children and grandchildren consistently by email and mail, as this was her way of showing her love and sharing her thoughts. Elmary never missed an anniversary, birthday, or opportunity to share her testimony. Elmary appreciated words of wisdom; she created this one of which she was particularly fond: “I have no business consuming more happiness than I generate.” She generated great joy for all who knew and loved her.

 

Elmary was a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had the opportunity to serve in many callings with various responsibilities. Her favorite was teaching music to the young children in “Primary.” Elmary held a strong testimony her entire life and into eternity. 

 

Though fraught with challenges, Elmary considered her mortal life to have been full and successful. She learned much in mortality and experienced gratitude, joy, and happiness. She will be missed, but her family is grateful for her release from her mortal body. Her family expresses gratitude for the many health workers who supported Elmary through her arduous cancer journey.

 

Her family will sponsor a farewell reception on Saturday, February 10, at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah, from 10 to 11 a.m. and the funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the mortuary.

 

Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Park at Layton.


Funeral services will be live-streamed and may be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of Elmary’s obituary page at www.lindquistmortuary.com


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