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Dorothy Roselyn

(Glassett) Elkins


1945 ~ 2010

Dorothy Roselyn (Glassett) Elkins, loving wife, mother, and friend, passed away May 26, 2010 in Draper, Utah, after a brave battle with Alzheimer's disease, at the age of 64. Mom was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 30, 1945 to John William Glassett and Dorothy Page Booth Glassett. Mom was married and sealed to her sweetheart Ronald Lynn Elkins on February 16, 1968 in the Salt Lake Temple. She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and enjoyed various callings throughout her life; her favorite callings being those in the Primary. Known to many as Rosie, she was an angel on earth who went about doing good for others. She spent her life in service -caring for her parents in her home, loving 17 foster children, serving in the temple, creating blankets for countless children, and providing homemade bread and jam for anyone and everyone. In addition to finding ways to serve, Rosie enjoyed crocheting, sewing, gardening with a green thumb, reading, and working on family history. She was an excellent homemaker, and decorated her home with comfort and love. She loved to spend time with family and is the heart and soul that connects us. She especially adored her three grandchildren: Christian, Megan, and Anna. They and other family members will remember her famous back tickles infused with her love (crack an egg on your head).

Rosie is survived by her husband Ron; sons Scott (Sue) Elkins and Mark (Erin) Elkins of South Jordan, Utah; and daughter Amy Elkins of Murray, Utah. Preceded in death by her parents and her brother John Deloy Glassett and sister Diane Page Glassett Harmon.

Thank you to all the loving neighbors, nurses, friends and family who have provided her love and support to the end.

Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services May 28, 2010 at 12:00 noon at the LDS Chapel at 10945 South 1700 East in Sandy, Utah. A viewing will be held two hours prior to services at the church. Interment at Larkin Sunset Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating for Alzheimer's disease research.