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.