Eva Pollock

Eva M. Pollock

Tropic, Utah

Eva Marion White Pollock passed away in Richfield, Utah in the home of her daughter on September 5, 2013. She returned home to her loving husband, David Larvin Pollock. She was also preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Elginora White,

Velma (John) Wozab, LaVon (Victor) Bird, Alfred (Jewel) White, Dorothy (Delwyn) Goff, and (Lowell) Meacham; Herbert (Merelda) White; Joseph White

She is survived by her children: David (Kathryn) Pollock, Gerald (Carol) Pollock, also of Tropic, UT; Maureen (Ronald) Reed, Mesa, AZ; William (Stacey) Pollock, Ephraim, UT; Juanita (Reynold) Price, Snohomish, WA; Marion (Blake) Allen, Orem, UT; and Pauline (Brent) Allen, Richfield, UT; 43 grandchildren and 86 great-grandchildren; sister in law and brothers in law: Vertis (Lester) Clark and DeVar Pollock, both of Tropic and sister-in-law Vera White of Salt Lake City.

Eva was born on December 15, 1923 in Salt Lake City, UT to Alfred Henry White and Johannah Marie Cardall. She grew up in Salt Lake City and was raised by her widowed mother. She attended West High School and graduated in1941, then began working for a telephone company. She was set up on a blind date where she was introduced to her eternal sweetheart, Larvin, less than a year later. They were married on Nov. 27, 1942 in the Lion House in Salt Lake City, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple by Harold B. Lee.

Shortly after her marriage to Larvin, he enlisted in the Navy, which took them to San Diego, California. It was there they began their family which was of great importance to Eva.

Following the war, they moved to Tropic where, after having grown up in the city, Eva became a genuine country girl. During their early years in Tropic, Eva helped run a little café across the street from the old school (now the Town Park building).

A few years later, Eva and Larvin moved their small family to the Salt Lake area where Eva focused on raising her family. Eventually, they decided to return to Tropic and bought a farm. Eva was a true helpmeet to her husband as they raised their family and worked on the farm. She enjoyed baking, quilting, genealogy, playing games, and socializing. She even learned to love and care for the dogie lambs and calves that were a part of farm life. She also loved dancing, especially square dancing with the Ponderosa Promenaders. She grew to love Tropic and the wonderful people there so much she never wanted to leave. Her family, the many friends she had and her involvement in church and community activities made her life enjoyable. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in a variety of callings, including Relief Society President and teacher in various organizations.

Eva was one who gave her all, not asking for anything in return except love and the resolve of her children to follow what they had learned at her knees. Each child felt her love and nothing made Eva happier throughout her life than her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Every accomplishment by her family brought a wide smile to her face. Her family was her pride and joy, and her love was unchanging because of her motherly commitment. She will be missed.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 12:00 Noon in the Tropic LDS Ward Chapel. There will be a viewing at the Heritage Center, 20 N. Main, where friends may call on Friday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday at the LDS Ward from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Tropic Cemetery.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the IHC Hospice team who took such kind and tender care of Eva during her last few months, especially the loving attention that was given by Maxine and Doreen in her final days.

Funeral Directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guest book www.maglebymortuary.com

Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on Sept. 11, 2013