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Elaine Jaquier Prows

May 30, 1930 — January 29, 2023

Elaine Jaquier Prows born on May 30th 1930, the oldest child of Marcel and Viola Jaquier in Salt Lake City Utah. Elaine passed away January 29th 2023. 

Elaine was raised on 12th Avenue of Salt Lake City in a loving home where she never heard a harsh word exchanged between her parents.  She said she was raised as a Princess.

She walked to and from Ensign Elementary, Bryant Junior High, East High School every school day. Elaine had dear friends and a community that cared for and loved each other. She talked often about the wonderful neighbors and members of the Ensign ward. 

Elaine worked for Utah Idaho Leather Co. (which her Father owned). She saved her money to go to Lausanne Switzerland to live with her Aunt Rose and the Jaquier family.  She loved her time there. She went on a short mission for the Church when she was only 18. She learned French and fell in love with the Swiss family and country.  Elaine loved to travel and found herself as a stewardess for United Airlines on a DC3.  She was able to visit Ronald on the East coast several times while he was in the Navy during the Korean War and they fell in love.

Elaine and Ronald Smith Prows married in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on June 10th, 1945, and together created a beautiful family of 7 Children. Her greatest  joy was her 36 Grandchildren and 60 Great Grandchildren that she worried and prayed over every day. Ron and Elaine were together for 64 years and are finally together again for eternity.

Together Ron and Elaine took their family of 7 children to New Zealand for a job with the Church College of New Zealand for 11 years and loved everything about the whole experience.  She loved and is loved by many wonderful friends from New Zealand and throughout the World. She loved talking with people and was always happy. 

Elaine and Ron served 4 Missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to New Zealand, Jamaica as CES Supervisors, Temple Square, and Lagoon Pioneer Village. Elaine had a strong testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ and was active her whole life in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Her service throughout her life was a blessing to many, supporting Ronald in all of his many callings and was strong during challenges alone, especially when he was on tour in Europe with the Tabernacle choir.

Her testimony is "I love my Savior Jesus Christ and greatly appreciate all he did and does for me. His Atonement and Resurrection are constantly remembered and the blessings he gives me are innumerable.  I am trying my best to live with Heavenly Father again and to be with my wonderful family in the eternities".  

Elaine looked forward to reuniting with Ron and those of her family that went on before her. 

She is survived by her family, Paul Ronald Prows, Tracy Jaquier Prows (Christa), Annette Snelgrove (Michael), Kent Arthur Prows (Robin), Reed Marcel Prows (Stephanie), David Lance Prows (Cindy) and Keith Wade Prows (Lahna), Sister Shirleen Carter (Wayne), Sister in-law Nadine Sandberg (Sandy). 36 Grandchildren and 60 Great Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 4, 2023 at the Val Verda 2nd Ward Chapel, 3317 South 800 West, Bountiful, Utah, where a viewing will be held Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday morning 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. prior to services.  Interment - Lakeview Cemetery.

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Friday, February 3, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

Val Verda 2nd Ward Chapel

3317 South 800 West, Bountiful, 84010

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Viewing

Saturday, February 4, 2023

9:45 - 10:45 am (Mountain time)

Val Verda 2nd Ward Chapel

3317 South 800 West, Bountiful, 84010

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 4, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Val Verda 2nd Ward Chapel

3317 South 800 West, Bountiful, 84010

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