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Linda Tenney Ellsworth

01/10/1940 - 02/14/2022
Service Date: 02/25/2022
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 532 S. Greenfield Road, Mesa, AZ 85206
Visitation Date: 02/24/2022
Visitation Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Visitation Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel - 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona 85201
Interment: Show Low Cemetery

Those wishing to view the services online may do so at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWwkbRM4y1mppq_uUziDP7A

Our loving mother, Linda Tenney Ellsworth, bravely passed February 14, 2022, after a valiant year-long battle with breast cancer. Linda was born January 10, 1940, in Snowflake, Arizona to Reed LaGrand Tenney and Jocie May Brimhall. She was the eldest of eight children. Linda’s childhood was filled with family love, sports, music and farm life in Winslow and Taylor, Arizona.

She started playing the piano at age 10, she was the Junior Sunday School pianist at age 13 and the ward organist at age 14. She played the viola, flute and accordion, and sang alto. She attended Arizona State University. She was an astute accompanist throughout her lifetime and only stopped playing piano and organ after the adverse effects of chemotherapy.

She and our father, Corwin LeRoy Ellsworth, were married in the Mesa Arizona Temple, September 4, 1958, and lived in Scottsdale, Arizona. Linda had 10 children, 49 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. She had been a widow for almost 14 years.

She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and had a strong testimony of her Savior, Jesus Christ. She spent her life serving others in various capacities including Assistant Matron to the Mesa Arizona Temple from 2003-2006, Gospel Doctrine Teacher, Relief Society President, Primary President, and Young Women’s Advisor.

She was an amazing cook and we will miss her Christmas and Sunday dinners. She quilted and crocheted baby blankets for  her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and sewed beautiful clothing. One of her great legacies was sharing her gift of music with her children and grandchildren.

We cherish the memories of family gatherings where she played her love songs. She lived her life fully and is survived by her siblings, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, and great-granddaughter Eloise Mae Turk.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humanitarian Fund at www.latterdaysaintcharities.org.

There will be a viewing at Bunkers Garden Chapel the evening of February 24th from 6-8 pm at 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa Arizona 85201.

Services for Linda will be February 25, 2022 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel located at 532 S. Greenfield Road, Mesa, AZ 85206. A viewing will be at 9:00AM with services beginning at 10:00AM.

Interment will be at the Show Low City cemetery at 4:00 pm.

Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.

Condolences

  • Charles and Annette Levine

    We loved your mother dearly. She was a lovely lady with a beautiful spirit. We will miss her.

  • MAUREEN E KUZDAS

    She was such an amazing woman and example to me! She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

  • Elaine Palmer Hensley

    I always admired her. Beautiful lady!

  • Grant and Sherry Fletcher

    Your mom was in our daughter Heather’s ward. We saw her whenever we visited that ward. She always had a beautiful smile and hug for us. I also worked at the Mesa Temple with her. She was always the picture of a lovely, gracious woman.I am so glad we had the opportunity to know her and your family. Our love and prayers for comfort go out to you. Grant and Sherry Fletcher

  • Oh what a grand lady! She was a huge influence for good to me. I missed her so much when she moved from Scottsdale and treasured the times I would see her. Love and prayers to your whole family!

  • She made the best homemade bread!! She was always so gracious in letting this lonely only child come over to her house especially on bread making days! She also helped so much during my mom’s illness! Linda was an extraordinary lady and will be missed by all that knew her! Love and prayers to her family !!

  • I prime example of how one should live there life.

  • Linda was in and out of my life at different times because of distance. When we did run into each other it was like I really mattered in her life and we picked up our conversation like we had just seen each other the day before. Always caring for others.🌺

  • So sorry to hear of your family’s loss. Linda was a blessing to all who were lucky enough to know her.

  • Oh, what a beautiful woman she was inside & out, a class act! Talented in so many ways & full of love for everyone! She will be missed by all who knew her!💗

  • Our friendship of Corwin and Linda began in Scottsdale 3rd Ward 1960-1972. My wife Carol and I had great admiration for them and their children who came along at a rapid rate. That friendship has continued from those early days up to the present. Linda will always be remembered as a kind person, talented musically, always willing to share her time and talents with family, friends and anyone else in need. We love her and will miss her greatly.

  • She was truly an angel.

  • Brother Roger"Bear" Smith

    To one of the most loved members of Greenfield Park Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ. I always loved listening to you playing the organ during church. You are a very special member of the ward and will be missed. Lessons learned has gotten you the ticket to travel on to your next adventure in your life. Members of your past are now rejoicing in heaven with your arrival. Pain has now left you and now you are back to perfect. You were loved and cared for and will be missed by family, friends and especially church members that you touched theirs lives. You touched mine and for that, I am truly grateful.
    Love always, Brother Bear.

  • James,Trisha, & Kiddos

    Our Family loved her wonderful gift of music that she lovingly shared with anyone who wanted to listen. She was very kind she always suggested I sing for her & her wonderful thoughts & comments meant a lot to me coming from her musical background. She offered her pianist skills to assist mine & my daughter’s voices on quite a few occasions. While we were in her ward for quite sometime it was always a pleasure speaking to her & when we visited our Family still in tbe ward we always made sure we said Hello to her & sometimes she would seek our Family out. So sorry to hear about her passing. What a wonderful reunion with her dear husband. Prayers & condolences to you & your Family. 🤙🏽 The Danielson Family

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