To view a video tribute for Lelia Hulse Halliday, please click here.\n“Devoted to Family”\nLelia Hulse Halliday was born on December 18, 1927, in Whitney, Idaho, on her oldest sister’s 14th birthday giving her father reason to tell his girls they were twins. Leila, 78, passed away from a courageous battle with cancer, June 29, 2006. She loved each day of her life and looked forward to all holiday celebrations to be with family. She was a wife of 54 years, a mother of eight children, a grandma, a great grandma, a sister, an aunt, and a friend to many. Lelia was the daughter of Joseph W. Hulse Jr. and Charlotte Lofthouse and grew up in Preston, Idaho. She graduated from Preston High and came to work in Salt Lake. She met George Vance Halliday at the “Old” Coconut Grove in Salt Lake and married, February 1, 1952. They later solemnized their marriage in the Salt Lake Temple, June 19, 1957. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served with her husband on two L.D.S. missions; South Africa and Salt Lake City inter city mission and worked as a temple worker in the Jordan River Temple. Lelia had many talents; she enjoyed gardening and crocheting beautiful afghans for her family and friends. She was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and kept actively engaged with her church assignments, to the end, doing extractions and visiting teaching. If there was one theme for Lelia’s life, she was a dedicated care-giver to her children, parents, grandchildren, and husband. She ran a small day-care service and was influential with many children’s lives. She is survived by her husband and 8 children, Esther, Joan, Lee Ann Wilkins, Connie West, George (Cynthia), Nathan, Paul (Cynthia), Sarah Jacobson, 16 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 3, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at the Murray 1st Ward Chapel, 363 E. Vine Street. Family and friends may share their condolences, Sunday, July 2, 2006, from 5-7 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 So. State, and one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment will be at Murray City Cemetery. The family would like to thank the outstanding efforts of her doctors, nurses, and staff people in her support for life, Dr. Patricia Legant, Dr. Benjamin Kim, and others at the Cottonwood and L.D.S. hospitals and Care Source facility.