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Deseret Morning News, 11/28/09
Emma Lou Weaver Almond passed away November 27, 2009Emma Lou was born April 29th, 1931 in
Bennington Idaho to Melvin and Irene Weaver. She died in her home of 48 years in West
Valley Utah at the age of 78 after a prolonged battle with cancer. She was surrounded by
her family, whom she loved so much. As a young child, she loved growing up on farms in
Southeastern Idaho and there learned a strong work ethic and a love of cooking. She grew
up in a loving home where kindness and mutual respect were foremost. Her love for others
was unconditional and pure. She loved her siblings and was happiest when she was with
family. At a young age, she developed a wonderful gift for music. She learned to play the
piano and began playing in church meetings and for dances at the age of eleven. She fondly
recalls playing in the family band with her father and brothers during the big band era of
the forties. Emma Lou married Dean Almond in the Logan Temple June 17th, 1952, by Elder
y. After stops in Downey Idaho and Logan Utah, they settled in Granger Utah. Dean and
Emma Lou shared a love of music as Dean was also an accomplished musician. Emma Lou taught
countless students how to play the piano and she shared her talents often at various
programs and special occasions. All who heard her play were touched by her gift of music.
Emma Lou fondly spoke of the time she played dinner music at a restaurant in West Valley
known as the Oaken Bucket. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
she served in a number of callings and served as the organist of various wards for over 55
years. Her testimony of the Savior is strong and she emulates his love to all that she
comes in contact with. She will always be known as one who did not speak ill of others,
and is cherished by all who know her. She was noted for her cooking, and holidays were
special as she made wonderful pies and candy. She made home made chocolates and her
noteworthy pecan lo!
gs with her daughters, daughters-in-law and grand daughters. No holida
y meal was complete without Emma Lou taking stock of each dish that was a favorite of a
member of the family. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Dean.; children Greg
(Terri) Almond South Jordan; Lauri (Mark) Robinson Porterville, UT; Mark Almond Magna, UT;
Brad (Janette) Almond West Valley City; Matt (Teresa) Almond Highland; Alyson Almond West
Valley City; 18 grandchildren and six great grandchildren with one more soon to arrive.
Her siblings Addie Golden, Frank Weaver, Mike Weaver, Bob Weaver and a special cousin
Adelaide Cowles. Preceded in death by her parents Melvin and Irene Weaver and her Brother
Glenn Weaver. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 1, 2009, 12:00 noon, West
Valley Utah Stake Center, 3963 South Peachwood Drive (3480 West). Viewing will be held
Monday, 5:30-8:00 p.m at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road, and at church
Tuesday 10-11:30 a.m. Interment: Redwood Memorial Estates.
Published in Deseret News from November 28 to November 29, 2009
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