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Obituary: Thelma Bernice Axelrod Foote

Thelma Bernice Axelrod Foote Beloved Mother and Friend Our beloved mother, Thelma B. Foote, passed quickly and peacefully from this life August 27, 2005. Thelma was born to Jacob and Rose Axelrod on May 29, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York. She married Arnold L. Foote on May 6, 1945. This marriage was solemnized in the LDS Salt Lake Temple. She attended the University of Utah and Weber State College graduating with a degree in science. She retired from Cottonwood Hospital where she worked as a respiratory therapist. Mom was well known for her kindness and genuine love for others. Mom was a disabled veteran from World War II. She was an excellent cook and well known for her spaghetti. Mom spent her retirement years doing volunteer work, golfing and traveling with her husband and family which she dearly loved to do. Mom was born Jewish and lived an LDS life retaining her Jewish heritage in her heart her whole life. Mom was preceded in death by her husband Arnold Foote, daughter Nancy, parents Jacob and Rose Axelrod, brother Elliot J. Axelrod, niece Rhonda Romeo and her husband Vincent; mother and father-in-law Warren and Amanda Foote, brother-in-law Devon Foote, sisters-in-law Lois Andrew, Iown Jensen and Maureen Dupaix. She is survived by her children Elliot A. Foote, Rosanne (Allen) Johnson, Daniel (Jackie) Foote, grandchildren, Jeffrey Johnson, Jennifer Johnson and her fianc Morris Cox, Matthew Johnson, Melissa (Jeremy) Faulkner, Jennie Lee Hutchinson, great-grandson Dakota Faulkner. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Eleanor Axelrod, Melba (Dick) Morris, Betty Foote, brother-in- laws Odell (Helen) Foote, Lloyd (Ardine) Foote, Neldon Foote, Frances Dupaix and many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005 at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 Highland Drive, where friends may call from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Friends may also call at Elliot's home, 1855 Mojave Drive, Salt Lake City, Tuesday, August 30, 2005 in the evening. A gathering for family and friends in St. George will be hosted at Thelma's home on Sunday, September 4, 2005. In lieu of flowers mother has requested donations to Primary Children's Hospital.