Elithe Fillmore Cannon, age 74, passed away at her home in Salt Lake City on May 11, 1991, from cancer.
She was born July 7, 1916, in Richfield, Utah a daughter of Angus J.and Belle Gardner Fillmore.She grew up and attended grade schools and high school in Richfield. At that time her family moved to Provo, where she attended Brigham Young University; there she was active in school affairs, including serving as a class officer. While at the BYU she was a member of the O.S. Trovata social unit.
Elithe married Rowland M. Cannon on July 16, 1940, in the Logan LDS Temple. In the course of her married life, the family lived in Idaho, Washington, Montana, and South Dakota, as well as in Salt Lake City, in connection with Rowland's employment with U & I Sugar Company.
The family moved to Salt Lake City in 1964 when Rowland was named a vice president, and later president of the company. Wherever the family lived, Elithe was a leader in the community and church and was a frequent and gracious hostess.
She loved music and worked with the Idaho Falls Music Club, with the Utah Symphony Guild, and with the Symphony Sub Debs. She was a member of Daria Club in Salt Lake City. Elithe's pride and meticulous ways were present in all aspects of her life.
She was a woman of taste, who brought beauty and grace to all that she touched. She gathered people around her and provided a center for celebration and entertainment for her family and for her many friends. She especially loved her nieces and took pleasure in bringing them together in her home.
She is survived by her husband, by her son, Rowland M. Cannon, Jr. of Oakland, California, and her former daughter-in-law, Heather Symmes Cannon of Northfield, Illinois; by her son, Douglas F. Cannon, and his wife, Mary Ellen Sullivan, of Tacoma, Washington; and by her daughter, Maurine Cannon Taufer, and her husband, John, of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. She is also survived by brothers and sisters, Maurine Fillmore Bryner, of Provo; Dr.A. James Fillmore and wife Beth, of Phoenix, Arizona; Belle Fillmore Stewart, of Provo; Winston J. Fillmore and wife Kaye, of Salt Lake City; Dr. Paul G. Fillmore and wife, Patty, of Ventura, California; a sister-in-laws, Blanche Fillmore, of Salt Lake City; and a cousin who was raised by the Fillmore family, Hughes Hanchett and wife Marion, of Tucson, Arizona. She has eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Parker Fillmore, and a grandson.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 14, at 12:00 noon, in the Monument Park Thirteenth Ward LDS Chapel at Wasatch Boulevard and Thirteenth South. Friends may call Monday evening at Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary 2350 East 1300 South Monday 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. and at the chapel one hour before the service. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to IHC Home Health Agency, 1245 East Brickwary Road, Suite 400, Salt Lake City, Ut. 84106
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