Earlene Newman Ault Leavitt
1943 - 2016
Earlene Newman Ault Leavitt, born February 24, 1943, died peacefully at home on November 27, 2016 after a difficult decline associated with Frontal Temporal Dementia.
Daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
Earlene was a strong woman who faced many difficulties including losing her husband, Andrew, at a young age and raising 6 children by herself. She worked as a receptionist, served in many LDS church callings including Relief Society President, Primary President, teacher, Homemaking Leader, and enjoyed being a docent at This is the Place Heritage Park. Earlene was creative and enjoyed crafts, shopping, gardening, and spending time with her family. She was an independent strong woman who endured much and touched many lives.
As Earlene succumbed to dementia, the mom we knew was replaced in recent years with a content, sweet, and smiling woman who fought valiantly to remain with us. She astounded all of us with her enduring strength and exceeded all expectations of family and care givers. We love the mom who raised us and the mom who stayed with us these past years. We’ll miss them both.
After 5 years on hospice words are not adequate to thank the many caretakers and volunteers who treated Earlene with kindness and compassion. We are especially grateful for the care provided by CNS Hospice.
Earlene is survived by her children Laurlee (Richard) Morrison, Kevin Leavitt, Michele (Jeff) Shreeve, Kristine (Josh) Adams, Jeremy (Cheri) Leavitt, Joshua (Erika) Leavitt, her grandchildren Keith, Sara, Courtney, Kacey, Chase (Lacie), Branden, Samantha, Jack, Madalynn, Andie, Grant, Sierra, Camille, Victoria, Pierce, Gage, her brothers Tom Ault, Mike (Cheryl) Ault and Marshall Ault and a very supportive much loved Leavitt family.
She is proceeded in death by her husband Andrew N. Leavitt, her parents Earl Elder and Elaine Newman Ault, and her brother Brent Ault.
A viewing will be held Friday, December 2, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 11:00-11:45 a.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. The viewings and funeral will be held at Cannon Mortuary (2460 Bengal Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT).