In loving memory of Ruth Elaine Small who passed away on Wednesday, July 19th, 2023 in Sun Lakes Arizona. She was 83 years old.
She was born on February 8th, in Franklin, Arizona to her parents Jason C. Whittenburg and Eleanor Ruth (Cranford) Whittenburg.
Elaine married John L. King in 1956 and was blessed with 4 children. Scott, Debbie, Donna and Greg. Elaine and John were divorced in 1977.
Later she met and married Robert C. Small from Laveen, Arizona. Bob passed in March of 2020.
She was very talented and had many hobbies, horses, cooking, baking, quilting, wood crafting and making things with yarn and plastic canvas.
She loved sharing her baked goods and crafts with others. She was happiest spending time with her family and friends.
She appreciated all of the support from her family, friends, and neighbors.
Elaine had a strong Christian faith. She attended church regularly and read her scriptures.
She was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, and friend. She leaves behind many wonderful memories and will be missed by everyone that knew her.
Elaine is survived by two of her four children: Donna (Jeff) Bohlman and Greg King; grandson Brandon King; two sisters and nieces and nephews.
Services will take place at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (800 W. Chandler Heights, Chandler, Arizona) on Thursday, July 27th at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at the City of Mesa Cemetery.
The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to St. Jude’s Hospital (www.stjude.org) in Elaine’s name.
Bunker Family Mortuary in Mesa handled the arrangement.