Alice Josephine (Cluff) Ellsworth passed away on April 11, 2018 in Mesa, AZ at the age of 88.
Alice Jo was born on December 9, 1929 near Pearce, AZ to Alfred Orval and Clea Emily (Nielsen) Cluff. She graduated from Mesa High School in 1947 and from Arizona State College in 1951. In 1951, she married Lloyd Reed Ellsworth, and they welcomed six children into their home.
Alice Jo was a devoted and talented homemaker. One of her favorite hobbies was family history work. Alice Jo was an active and dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many capacities, including two full-time missions.
Alice Jo is survived by her children, Scott (Lynette), Doug (Diane), Steve (Susanna), Nancy (Kelly Hall), David, and Michael (Kimberly). She is also survived by 31 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren. Her posterity remembers her for her kindness, her selfless service, and her testimony of Jesus Christ.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 11 a.m. Aspen Ward LDS Chapel, 1249 S. 48th St. in Mesa, Arizona.
Friends may call at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona, on Friday, April 20, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be no viewing prior to services on Saturday morning.
Interment, City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N. Center St, Mesa, Arizona, Saturday morning at 9 a.m. prior to services.
In lieu of flowers, consider donations to LDS Church Humanitarian Fund, LDS Church General Missionary Fund, or Child Crisis, AZ.