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Jesse Keith Ellertson


1925 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
March 30, 1925 ~
February 8,2018
Salt Lake City, UT-Jesse Keith Ellertson, age 92, of Salt Lake City, Utah passed away peacefully on Thursday February 8, 2018, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jesse was born March 30, 1925 at his home in Provo, Utah to Jesse N. Ellertson and Rachel Annie Mae "Mamie" Ellertson. He attended East High School and the University of Utah.
Jesse married Elaine Grover Ellertson on September 8, 1957 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Starting at a young age, Jesse played tennis in Provo, Utah and upon moving to Salt Lake City, he continued his love by playing tennis for East High School as well as the University of Utah. He built many lifelong friendships throughout the years with those he played tennis. Later in life, Jesse took up golf. He was a member of the Salt Lake Country Club (Lost Ballers) at the University of Utah. He was also a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He loved his association within both of these groups. Jesse was a lifelong supporter and fan of the University of Utah Sports, including basketball and football. He was a Crimson Club member. During WWII, Jesse served in the Navy on the Kwajalein Ship. Family meant so much to Jesse, especially spending time with his grandchildren. He loved to vacation at Yellowstone and Lake Tahoe. Jesse owned Title Insurance Agency of Utah, Inc. which was started by his father. He worked in this profession for over 50 years.
He is survived by his wife Elaine Grover Ellertson, son Robert Ellertson, daughter Jane Ellertson Roach, grandchildren Doug Ellertson, Scott and Rachel Roach, and Jonathan and Sophia Ellertson. Also survived by sister in law, Nina M. Grover, six nephews and one niece. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Flo E. Robinson and brother in law Gary R. Grover. A graveside service will be held Monday, February 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM with a viewing from 9:30 - 10:30 AM at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 S Highland Dr, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106-3316.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.wasatchlawn.com for the Ellertson family.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Feb. 10 to Feb. 11, 2018
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