Lois Ashby Ellsworth passed away peacefully on July 25, 2022, at the age of 94. She was born in Spanish Fork, Utah on March 15, 1928, at the onset of the Great Depression. Her parents were Thomas M. Ashby and Edna P. Holt. She was the youngest of four siblings. As a small girl she loved her dolls, and she can still name all of them.\n\nLois always loved writing. Her first writing experience was working on the journalism staff of the high school paper. She then graduated to the Spanish Fork Press, and finally she worked for the Deseret News. She always loved reading the newspaper and read it faithfully until the very end of her life.\n\nShe met a handsome soldier right after WWII from the rival town of Payson, Utah. She married that soldier, Nylan J. Ellsworth, in the Salt Lake Temple in 1949. The Army led them to live in Fort Hood, Texas for the early part of their marriage. They returned to Utah where Lois finished her journalism degree at Brigham Young University. The following fifteen years were spent in Glendale, California where they raised their five children. Education was always very important and all five children graduated from Brigham Young University as a result. A change of employment took them to Rockville, Maryland for the next 15 years. There Lois taught Parent Education in the Montgomery County School District, followed by working as a children’s librarian. Her greatest accomplishment was being a mother.\n\nIn 1987 Nylan and Lois sold their home and served a full-time mission in Frankfurt, Germany. Their family lived predominantly in Utah, so after their mission they built their dream home in Bountiful, Utah. \n\nA member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lois served in many church callings including being a Relief Society President. One of her favorite callings was being a hostess at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. She served there for nearly twenty years and made many dear friends and lasting memories. After her husband died in 2004, Lois moved in with her daughter’s family until the end of her life. \n\nLois returned to the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on July 25, 2022. She is survived by her five children: Allan (Kathy) Ellsworth, Nancy (Jeffrey) Flamm, Randal (Silvia) Ellsworth, Lori (Charles) Vaughan, Lisa Bytendorp. She has 20 grandchildren and soon to be 51 great-grandchildren who adore her. She is preceded in death by her husband (Nylan Ellsworth), Lisa’s husband (Wayne Bytendorp), her grandson (Daniel Vaughan), and her great-granddaughter (Millie Flamm). Grandma, we all love you and will miss you greatly!\n\nThe viewing will be held Saturday, July 30 from 9:30 to 10:30, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am at the Hidden Valley 14th Ward, 1617 Richins Road, Draper, UT 84020. The interment will be at the Payson Cemetery immediately following at 400 North, 800 East, Payson, Utah.