Ellen Marie Amtoft Staples


Our Mom passed away on March 9, 2018.  Ellen is again with the love of her life who preceded her in death in 2003.

She was born in Salt Lake City Sept. 20, 1928 to Warlock Peter Amtoft and Elizabeth Mable (Wilde) Amtoft. They moved to Tooele when she was three months old where she was raised and went to school.

She worked for  Bell Telephone as an operator and chief operator from 1946 to 1952.

She married Marion Earl Staples Jr. on April 12, 1948. They were sealed for time and eternity on March 21, 1951 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They moved to Woods Cross in 1954.

Ellen worked for Ireco Inc. (now known as Dyno Nobel) from 1966-1987. She was PBX receptionist, as well as other positions. She retired from there in 1987.

She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many positions.

She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, camping, hunting and fishing. She loved her children and husband more than life itself.

Survived by her daughters and son, Marilyn (Bud) Forbes, Gayle (Scott) Davis, Barbara (Jeff) Turner, and James Earl Staples; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Graveside services (only) will be held March 17, 2018 at Lakeview Memorial Estates, 1640 E. Lakeview Drive, Bountiful. No viewing.

Thanks to Welcome Home Assisted Living.

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