Elma Shumway Burr Westwood, 91, passed away July 11, 2010 in Joseph, Utah. She was born Feb. 21, 1919 in Blanding, Utah, to Joseph Sixcus and Alice Armena Oliver Shumway.
Her school years were spent in Blanding and Moab. She loved basketball and played three years for Grand County High School.
She married Cecil Clyde Burr in Moab and they had two daughters: Cecilia (Willy, deceased) Uden and Lynda (Rudy) Bleggi. They lived some time in San Diego, where she worked at the aircraft factory.
After Cecil died, Elma married Kenneth Westwood. From then on they were on the move – first to North Hollywood, Calif., where she was a contestant on the TV show, “Queen For A Day.” She won!
When a move took them to Seattle, Wash., she worked at the Boeing aircraft factory.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served faithfully all her life. She and her husband served a stake mission in Grand Junction, Colo. Ken died in May of 2002.
She loved to garden and plant and watch things grow. She always had a beautiful yard. She was the “queen of pulling weeds!”
She is survived by her daughters, Cecilia, of Joseph, Utah, and Lynda, Elberta, Utah; and sisters, Vira Allen, Sandpoint, Idaho and Zona Ashcraft, Hurricane, Utah. She had 11 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She is so loved and will be greatly missed, but we are all very happy to see her suffering is over.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 15, at 11 a.m. in the Elsinore Ward Chapel, 75 N. Center, Elsinore, Utah. Friends may call Thursday at the ward building in Elsinore from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. Burial will be Friday, July 16, at 11 a.m. in the Veyo, Utah cemetery.