They called for you
before the dawnThe moon was full
your journeys on
Our tears will be
a joyous song
For you and mom in Heaven.
Elmo's journey began before the dawn of Oct. 16, 1997 after a strenuous battle with cancer.
Born June 30, 1923 to Johnie and Daisy Pyle of Norris City, Ill. He was raised there with his younger sister, Gloria and brother, Glenn (Hot Shot). Having many fond memories of his childhood, he was proud of his heritage, `you can't take the country out of the country boy.' Oct. 25, 1942, he married Lillian Utley. In 1952, they moved, along with their daughter, Darlynn, to the big city of Salt Lake.
In 1956, he started the long and lasting business Servco Heating and Air conditioning. Cindy and Lori were born here and `his three girls` saw to it he never had a dull moment.
Elmo and Lil enjoyed their retirement in the sunshine of St. George until Lil's struggle with cancer began. Showing strength and courage to stay by her side was the most heroic thing any man can do. We will always remember and admire Dad's strong will to care for Mom, and to `do it right.'
Elmo remarried on Oct. 5, l996 to his dear friend Betty Martin, who helped him to the very end.
He is also survived by `his three girls' Darlynn Peck and her Husband Jerry and their daughters, Brandy, and Sundee. Cindy Brocklebank and her husband, John and their children Jessa, and Sonny. Lori Kelley and her husband Tom. A Grandson, Dennis Richins. A sister, Gloria Boyd.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 1997 at Valley View Memorial Park, 4100 So. 4400 W. Friends are invited. The smell of flowers is sweet, but nothing is sweeter than the memories. If you choose to honor Elmo's memory please make a donation to the Utah Cancer Society. Funeral Directors, Broomhead Funeral Home, Riverton.
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