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Obituary: Eli Rosendo Santistevan

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10/26/25 ~ 3/29/04

Our Father and Grampa Eli passed away in his sleep March 29, 2004 surrounded by angels and dreaming of those loved. He must have heard the voice of his soul mate who he dearly missed and decided it was time to be reunited with her forever and eternity. He left behind so many memories for us to share with our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He will be with us always. We know that his examples of faith, perseverance, courage and love will be a constant reminder of a life well lived. "The only happiness here below is to strive to always be content with what Jesus gives us." St. Therese

Dad, you were always content and when things got tough you were able find the strength to smile. We will miss your wonderful mischievous grin and that twinkle in your eyes that drew people to you like a magnet. You were never just a father in name, but a man who cared for and watched over us, a symbol of what it means to cherish your family and love selflessly. Our lives are enriched for having loved you.

Eli Rosendo Santistevan was born Oct. 26, 1925 to Raymundo Santistevan and Anna Raquel Quintana in Costilla New Mexico. He married the love of his life Dorotea Amelia Santistevan, Oct 8, 1949. I asked mom one day if it was hard to give up so much of her life to take care of dad. She said, "He is my life." I do not know whose love was stronger but the vows they made stood the test of all time. You are together again.

He has five daughters who love him and held him as a constant example of what a father should be. Darlene Meik (Howard), Ann Stanley (Doug), Kathy Robison (Danny), Patricia Matthews (Jed) and Debbie Nelson (Barri). He has many Grandchildren his hitos and hitas that already miss their Grampa. He is survived by a sister Lindy Santistevan Gowans, and a brother Paul Santistevan (Harriet). He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years, his parents, an infant brother Joey Moses Santistevan, three grandchildren Tayne Meik, Jamie Weiss, and Nikki Robison, and great-granddaughter Kaitlyn

Romero.

Vaya con Dios y su familia en el cielo con todo nuestro amor hasta que podamos ser juntos otra vez.

A visitation will be Fri. 6-8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Memorial Mortuary, 5850 S. 900 E. Murray, Utah. A Mass will be Sat. 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2840 S. 9000 W., Magna Utah. Interment Valley View Cemetery, 4335 W. 4100 S. West Valley City, Utah.