Eloise Jean Kohler Robins1924 ~ 2011Eloise Jean Kohler Robins, 87, beloved Aunt Ellie, sister, friend, and colleague, died Dec. 7, 2011, at Sandy Health and Rehab in Salt Lake City, Utah, from causes incident to age. Born May 1, 1924, in Midway, Wasatch County, Utah, Eloise was the third child of 13 children, of Albert F. and Elsie Richards Kohler. Eloise attended Midway Grade School and graduated from both Wasatch High School and Wasatch High School LDS Seminary. In 1949 she graduated from Brigham Young University.On June 16, 1958, Eloise married W. Kay Robins, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They lived in Provo for 38 years before moving to Legacy Retirement Center in Salt Lake City. Kay and Eloise also had a home in Midway, Utah. The Robins were never blessed with children, but Eloise will be missed by many nieces and nephews and hundreds of students she mothered as their kindergarten school teacher.Eloise had a beautiful soprano singing voice and freely shared her talent through solos and as a part of numerous school, church, and community singing groups, including "The Kohler Sisters." At Legacy she organized a group of singers who sang together each evening.Eloise was blessed with an unwavering testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and was a lifelong, active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She earned the Golden Gleaner Award and many Individual and Leader Awards. She served 18 months as an LDS Missionary in the North Central States Mission. After retirement she served as a Church Service Missionary at the Mission Training Center in Provo.Eloise was employed as a school teacher for 38 years. She was awarded Teacher of the Day by KSL Radio, and in 1977 was named Utah's Teacher of the Year. In 1998 Eloise was given the Outstanding Emeriti Alumni Award from Brigham Young University.Eloise was keenly aware of the needs of others and was tireless in philanthropic endeavors. The poor in Mexico, Utah State Prison, Utah Training School, Utah State Mental Hospital, and the Primary Children's Hospital all recognized her contributions. She received the Utah County Mental Health Award for Meritorious Service, and while Relief Society President of her Provo Ward, the Relief Society Sisters were awarded the first Child Advocate Award given to a group by the Utah Valley Hospital for their Teddy Bear Project.Eloise is survived by her brother Richard (LouAnn) Circuit, LaJolla, CA, and sisters: Barbara (Joe) Christensen, Salt Lake; Kathy (Ben) Lindsay, Bountiful; Zelda Isaksen, Midway; Elizabeth (Dee) Ritchie, Pleasant View; and Margaret (Bill) Hyde, Yuma, AZ; sisters-in-law Phyllis and Monica Kohler, Midway, Utah. She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Elsie Kohler, brothers: LeRoy Kohler, Melvin Kohler, and Alvah Kohler, and sisters: Glenna Kohler, Marion Yost, and Anna Lynn Howell.Funeral Services for Eloise Jean Kohler Robins will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, 12:00 noon, at the Midway Second Ward Church, 1060 South Center Street, Midway, Utah. A Viewing will be held from 10:30-11:45 in the church previous to the services. Interment will be in the Midway (Utah) Cemetery, 600 W 500 S. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.walkersanderson.comThe family expresses gratitude for the countless hours of care given to Eloise by employees of both Legacy House and Sandy Health and Rehab.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the LDS Perpetual Education Fund.
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