Elaine J. Spilsbury

June 11, 1940 – Jan. 26, 2019

Elaine J. Spilsbury, age 78, peacefully returned to her Father in heaven on Jan. 26, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born June 11, 1940, in Detroit, Michigan, to Bernice and Theodore Retman. She was adopted by Norman Pleger.

Elaine married Marlowe Young Spilsbury on Aug. 3, 1957, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Their marriage was later solemnized in the St. George LDS Temple. He preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 2003. They were married 46 years.

Elaine’s family moved to Las Vegas when she was 14. She graduated from Las Vegas High School, class of 1958. Elaine spent her life as a homemaker and caring for others.

Elaine was a grand lady with many talents. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, crafting, cooking, entertaining, traveling the world, spending time in the outdoors, camping, boating, golfing and spending time with family and friends.

Elaine was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served diligently in every position to which she was called.

She is survived by daughter Tessie Spilsbury (Peter) Mims of Las Vegas, son Darrell Keith Spilsbury of Henderson, Nevada; six grandchildren, Joshua (Amy) Halverson, Melissa Mims, Derrek Spilsbury, Staci (Dustin) Mortimer, Devon Spilsbury, Damon (Aubrey) Spilsbury; three great-grandchildren, Conner, Emma and Danielle.

Funeral services

  • Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. at the Cholla Street Ward Chapel, 303 S. Cholla St., Henderson, Nevada.
  • Friends may call Thursday, Jan. 31, from 6-8 p.m. and Friday prior to services from 12:30-1:30 p.m., both at the Cholla Chapel.
  • Interment will be Saturday, Feb. 2, at 1 p.m. (Utah time) in the Cedar City Cemetery, 685 N. Main, Cedar City, Utah.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454.

For condolences, full obituary and funeral listings please visit Spilsbury Mortuary online.

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