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August 6, 1947 - May 30, 2021
Funeral Home Russon Mortuary Bountiful
Elaine Wrigley Hawkins, 73, beloved mom, grandma, sister and friend, peacefully passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021 in Bountiful, Utah at their home where they have lived for 41 years.
As the second youngest of seven children, Elaine was born August 6, 1947 in Burley, Idaho to Bernell Wrigley and Eva Stanger. Elaine married her college sweetheart and lifelong companion, Wally Hawkins on August 6, 1969 in the Salt Lake Temple. Both Elaine and Wally graduated from BYU, where Wally played football and Elaine was a Cougarette. They settled in the Bountiful, Utah area where they began their careers and their family.
Elaine was an elementary teacher, teaching at Hannah Holbrook (2nd grade), Washington (5th grade), Boulton (5th Grade), Farmington (reading specialist), and Adelaide (reading specialist). She taught for 30 years. Throughout the years, she earned the equivalent of her master’s degree. She served her church in many capacities, including relief society president and primary president.
Elaine enjoyed any music with a good beat, seeing the changing fall colors, trips to California, sunshine and the ocean, movies, shopping, trying new restaurants and hotels, and being with her children.
Elaine’s family was indeed her most treasured gift. She is survived by her loving husband, Wally, her four children, Chad (Susan), Tyler (Jodi), Derrick (Melissa), Heidi, and ten grandchildren, as well as four sisters and one brother. Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, Bernell and Eva Wrigley, and her brother, Marvin.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Russon Mortuary, 295 North Main, Bountiful, where a visitation will be held from 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. prior to services. Interment-Bountiful City Cemetery, 2224 South 200 West, Bountiful.