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1923 Elaine 2014

Elaine Vest

August 17, 1923 — January 21, 2014

Elaine Shuler Vest passed away surrounded by her family on January 21, 2014. Elaine was born in Payson, Utah on August 17, 1923. She was the daughter of George and Esther Shuler, the youngest child of eight. She attended schools in Payson and was Miss Payson in 1940. She then moved to Long Beach, California, where she worked for B.F. Goodrich making aircraft, self-sealing, gasoline tanks. She then worked for the US Postal Service until WWII ended. She returned to Payson where she dated and fell in love with Gene Vest. They married on April 28, 1948. She and Gene lived in Payson their entire married life and were blessed with four children; Randy, Jeff, Chris, and Gina.

She and Gene worked together in the JC's and Lion's Club, serving the community of Payson and enjoying associations and friendships they made. Elaine enjoyed dancing, and had a phenomenal sense of humor, which made her the life of the party. She had a beautiful soprano singing voice and filled her home with song. She was hard working, dependable, and committed to her family.

Elaine's heart was in the home where she raised her children and was an immaculate and talented homemaker. She gardened, canned, and daily made delicious homemade meals. Her baked goods were all made from scratch. She was an excellent seamstress. Her home was a tribute to her beautiful and classic taste. She was well organized and nothing fell by the wayside.

She enjoyed her children, but there was a special place in her heart for her grand and great grandchildren. She read, played, and sang with all of them and always had a treat to share, making her a beloved Grandma. She was a wonderful example, and taught her children and grandchildren to be respectful to others and kind to all they met. She taught us all, that no matter what, being happy was a choice we could make. She will be loved and missed by her family and her friends.

Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, Gene, and a great grandchild, Matt. She is survived by her four children; Randy (Joycelyn) Vest, Jeff (Cynthia) Vest, Chris (Janet) Vest, and Gina (Greg) England. She is survived by seventeen grandchildren, and fourteen great grandchildren.

Her memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the LDS church located at 1138 East 100 South, Payson, Utah. There will be a viewing from 9 to 11:30 a.m., followed by the funeral at 12:00. Interment will be at Payson City Cemetery.
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