Ellen Lisa Doepke Halladay|
Aug 16, 1959 ~ Mar 26, 2013
Ellen, 53, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother departed this earth this Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from complications from cancer.
She is survived by husband Kevin, 3 children - Lucas (Vee), Eric (Shontelle), and Bree Anne (Steven) Baxter - and 3 grandchildren.
Ellen was born in Hollywood, California to Herman Auris Doepke and Doretta "Greta" Jean Hellein. Ellen met her husband at Brigham Young University where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Finance in 1981. She and Kevin got married on April 24, 1980 in the Salt Lake Temple. She was an angel and a blessing in the lives of every person she met. Even in her three-year illness her spirit remained strong and her faith and perseverance kept her family going.
Ellen was an avid lover of photography and taught herself to excel in that field. She found beauty in everything and her photography expressed the beauty of the world she saw through her eyes. Her work in genealogy inspired many people to continue their own family history work as she served as a director at the Tri-Stake Family History Center in South Orem for seven years. She served in many other church callings, the most rewarding of these being the bishop's wife.
Above all of her passions, her children and her grandchildren were her greatest joys in life. She will be sorely missed, but we are also very happy to know that she has now reunited with the family that preceded her in death - her mother, father, brother (Wayne) and her Savior Jesus Christ.
There will be a viewing on Friday March 29 from 6-8 p.m. at the LDS Lakeview Stake Center at 1800 S 400 W, and another on Saturday March 30 from 10-10:45 a.m. followed by the funeral services at 11 a.m.
Published in Deseret News from Mar. 28 to Mar. 29, 2013