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Dorothy Leone Ellsworth Roundy (1923-2017) Obituary

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Dorothy Leone Ellsworth Roundy (1923-2017) Obituary

Posted: 1507824803000
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Roundy, Ellsworth
Deseret News, 10/12/17



Dorothy Leone Ellsworth Roundy, 94, passed away of causes incident to age on Sunday, October 8, 2017 in Cottonwood Heights Utah. She was born In Lewisville Idaho, February 23, 1923 to Preston and Edna Ellsworth and married Max L. Roundy on October 30, 1948 in Lewisville. They raised three sons and one daughter on the Roundy farm in Mapleton along with lots of fruit, and were sealed in the Provo Temple in 1976. Dorothy graduated from Midway High in 1941, attended Eastern Oregon College, BYU, and graduated from Utah State University in 1945 with a degree in Foods and Nutrition. She completed a one year internship in Dietetics at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and worked as Dietician at Utah Valley Hospital from 1947 until her retirement in 1983. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, serving in Primary, Mutual, as a visiting teacher, and as Compassionate Service leader for many years. She enjoyed her friendships in the Altrusa Club, D.U.P., Book Club, USDC Parent Council, Empty Nesters, and quilting and 4 wheeler groups. She and Max enjoyed traveling, especially to WWII Corps reunions, and their season tickets to BYU basketball. Her childhood nickname was "Spunky" and all who knew her would agree that her 'gung ho' attitude, zest for life, and ability to stand up for herself never changed although in recent years she told everyone she met her theme song was "The Old Grey Mare She Ain't What She Used to Be!" She loved her roses and peonies, Maple Mountain, her raspberry patch, baking, burnt almond fudge ice cream, early morning walks, a good card game, but most of all her family. Her door was always open to family and friends who enjoyed her wonderful food on a beautifully set table, good company, and a good night's rest, with waffles and fresh squeezed orange juice for breakfast. Family was the most important thing in her life and she leaves a legacy of hard work, fortitude, a positive "can do" attitude, and strong family values. She was preceded in death by husband Max, and grand-daughter Alyssa. She is survived by her children James (Margaret), Gilbert, AZ; Evan (Melanie), Cottonwood Heights, UT; Frank (Kristi), Loveland, CO; and Cheryl, American Fork, UT; 17 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren; brother Elmer Ellsworth, and nieces and nephews. The family expresses heartfelt gratitude to Dorothy's neighbors and friends, and the staff at The Coventry, and Solstice Hospice for their love, and exceptional care and kindness. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, October 14 at the Mapleton Stake Center, 970 N. 400 E. Family and friends may visit Friday, October 13 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 S. 200 E. Springville, and before the funeral from 11:30 to 12:30pm. Interment at Springville Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to USDC. Condolences at www.wheeler mortuaries.com
Published in Deseret News on Oct. 12, 2017

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