Eloyce Fuller Hollingshead, 86, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Eloyce was born to Elvin and Alberta Fuller on November 11, 1932 and was the oldest of 5 children. She grew up with her three sisters and one brother in Prescott and Mesa, Arizona. She served a stake mission and after she completed her mission married her eternal companion Melvin Day. They were sealed in the Mesa, Arizona temple on August 20, 1955.
After moving to Highland, Utah they began their family and had two beautiful daughters, but on October 22, 1957 Melvin was called home to his Father in Heaven. Following his death, she returned to Mesa where she worked as a licensed Cosmetologist and provided for her small family. On October 1,1961, she married Leo Hollingshead and four more daughters joined their family.
Throughout her life Eloyce served in many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and during those times she touched the lives of everyone that she came in contact with. Eloyce loved the temple of the Lord and the peace that she found there. She found great joy in helping others to gain their eternal exaltation.
After moving back to Arizona in 2013 she began her life as an ambassador at Brookdale Assisted Living. She loved to get to know everyone and never passed anyone she knew without saying hello.
Her daughters and grandchildren were her life. She spent the last years of her life making sure that her six daughters always received at least a weekly phone call. Visiting with her friends and talking to her siblings was also something that made her smile. She sent a birthday card to all of her immediate family members every year no matter how young or old with a sweet message inside. With 80 or more cards to get and send she was a busy lady and she loved every minute of it.
Eloyce is survived by her daughters, Denise (Kerry) Holyoak, Sherlene (Jamie) Inglish, Maria (Jim) Pehrson, Leona (Steven) Fisher, Beatrice (Doug) Fisher, Ida (Lynn) Ray, 25 grandchildren and 39 great Grandchildren, two sisters Sherrol (Vern) Horton, Yvonne (Dave) Folz, her brother Byde (Pam) Fuller and brother-in-law Virgil Wilkins.
She is preceded in death by her Parents, sister Elva Wilkins, husbands Melvin Day and Leo Hollingshead, and grandsons Tony Pehrson and Jonathan Ray.
Our family’s deepest appreciation and love goes out to the amazing staff and residents at Brookdale Assisted Living, Lund Home (Hospice of the Valley), her Brimhall ward family and the many doctors and nurses who cared for and loved our mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. As her family, we will be forever grateful for her loving example and will miss her until we see her again.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 22. 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel on 1249 So. 48th Street, Mesa, 85206. A viewing will take place on Monday April 22, 2019 prior to the service from 9:00-9:45. The service will begin at 10:00 am and internment will be directly following at the City of Mesa Cemetery.
Such a beautiful tribute for a lovely and loving lady! Sending heartfelt condolences to Sherlene and Family.
Denise, I saw this in Sunday’s obituaries but felt it not a time to comment to you prior to today for whatever reason. Your father’s death had a profound lasting effect on our family and it was coupled with our sister’s drowning July 24th of the same year, 1957, when I was 9 years old. I have often thought of you & your sister and your mother. It was a profoundly sad year for my parents & family. I have never really known about your future or your half sisters until reading about them Sunday. I offer my small measure of condolences to you and your family. It was really nice to get to see & know you somewhat while you worked at Zion’s bank here in American Fork. I know very little about most of many of my cousins on the Day side as I have casual associations with most of them, so you are not alone in this regard. What I do know is they seem to all be very good individuals and I am most pleased with the good to great lives they have or are living; and I am always really happy if they are active in the Church for their best good & happiness. I hope all is well with you all and will get better & better as time passes on! With love, Ivan