Lillian Soutas Alder



Bountiful — Lillian Soutas Alder having finished her earthly mission returned home to the arms of our loving Heavenly Father on Dec. 30, 2017.  Lillian was born Jan. 16, 1922 in Richfield,  to Anna Violet  Jensen and Konstantine S (Gus) Soutas.

She graduated from Richfield High in 1941. She moved to Salt Lake City, worked at sister, Helen’s, Dixie Shop, met then married Reuel Vickers Alder July 11, 1942 in the Salt Lake Temple. They are the parents of  five children.

Lillian was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  She was employed at the Lakeview Hospital for 25 years as a scrub tech. After retirement she was a member of the Dancing Grannies for 13 years.  She ushered at the Symphony Hall, Pioneer Theater, Delta Center and Jazz games, Summer Concerts in Deer Valley, Capitol Theatre, and Salt Palace for over 25 years.

She was a member of the Salt Lake Greek Hellenic Society and Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Reuel V. Alder, second husband, Cecil Carr, and daughter-in-law Vicki Alder.  She is survived by Vickie Lynne Alder Smith (Dan), Reuel S. Alder, Michael and Valerie Alder, Patricia Jean Alder Ellsworth (Sterling) Dan and Suzanne Alder; 27 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the Val Verda Stake Center, 2651 S. 500 West, Bountiful.  Friends and family may call Friday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Russon Mortuary, 295 North Main, Bountiful and Saturday morning 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment — Bountiful City Cemetery. Online guestbook at


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