Ellen Joy Linton Baggaley, beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away August 15, 2021 surrounded by family in her home in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. She was born June 13, 1949 to James William and Janet Louise Joy Linton, their third of five children and only daughter. She married Lowell Scott Baggaley on December 27, 1968 in the Salt Lake Temple. They were blessed with 12 children throughout their marriage.
Ellen was a devoted mother. She taught her children to play the piano, and encouraged them in all of their talents. She adored all of her forty grandchildren, and took the time to make each of them feel special.
She was an accomplished pianist and was passionate about music. She began teaching piano lessons as a teenager. She studied music education at Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. Ellen taught piano lessons to hundreds of students over her lifetime and enjoyed seeing them grow in all areas of their life. She also worked as a professional accompanist. A highlight of her life was accompanying the Canyon View Chorus for twenty five years in which many of her own children sang.
Ellen was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and loved serving in the church throughout her life.
She was a passionate reader and an active member of her book club.
Ellen was a friend to all animals, and had a canine companion for most of her life. Her dogs were always a treasured member of the family, and were rarely found very far from her side.
Survivors: Ellen is survived by her husband Lowell, eleven children, Janelle (Scott) Toller, Bryan (MaryAlice) Baggaley, Kevin (Jessica) Baggaley, Warren Baggaley, Todd (Lindsay) Baggaley, Trent (Ellen) Baggaley, Melissa (Bryce) Huff, Laura (Daniel) Haber, Richard (Brittany) Baggaley, James (Mallory) Baggaley, and Daniel (Whitney) Baggaley, four brothers, Rod (Diana) Linton, Steve Linton, James (Ann) Linton, and Richard (Anne) Linton, forty grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her parents and by her daughter Jana Joy Baggaley. She dearly missed her daughter and looked forward to their reunion.
Funeral service will be held Saturday August 21, 2021 at 12:00 PM, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2925 Bengal Boulevard (7800 South) Cottonwood Heights, UT. Viewings will be at the same location Friday August 22, 2021 6:00-8:00 PM, and Saturday August 21, 2021 10:30-11:30 AM. Interment at Wasatch Lawns, Millcreek, Utah.
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In lieu of flowers we ask that you donate to your local school music program, or sponsor a music student in their lessons.