Elvon Howard Spencer passed away on Saturday, June 5th, 2021 at the age of 91 in Panguitch, Utah. Elvon was born on April 24th, 1930 in Kanab, Utah to Howard and Ella Margaret Cox Spencer.
Elvon married Nada Reese on October 20th, 1950 in the St. George Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He served in the Army as a Military Police Officer during the Korean War. Elvon attended college at CSU and USU graduating in 1960 with a degree from the College of Agriculture. He also obtained his master’s degree from the American University in Washington, DC. He made his career with the Federal Government in The Farmers Home Administration.
Elvon and Nada adopted Don Elvon in 1961 and Patti in 1964. Elvon was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He served many callings in the church and served as a temple worker. Later he served a mission to Pusan, South Korea with Nada. His example of Christ-like love will live on in those who were blessed to know him.
In 2011 Elvon married Juanita Brinkerhoff in the St. George Temple for time. They enjoyed their life together doing crafts, raising a garden and enjoying family.
Elvon is preceded in death by his loving parents, his wife Nada, daughter Patti and daughter in law Kaynita. He is also preceded in death by siblings LaVona (Lloyd) Baker, Shirl (Donna) Spencer, and Jeanene Spencer.
His is survived by his wife Juanita of the home; son Don Spencer of Glendale, UT; and son-in-law Cliff McElroy and wife Jen of Surf City, NC. He is also survived by his siblings Gerald (Elaine) Spencer of Glendale, UT, Dale (Mary Ellen) Spencer of Kanab, UT, Emily (Keith) Anderson of St. George, UT, Carla (Gordon) Carlson of Boise, ID, Jerry (Julie) Spencer of Delta, UT; and sister-in-law Donna Spencer of Glendale, UT. He will be lovingly missed by his grandchildren, Joshua Spencer, Bryar Spencer and wife Kathryn, Dylan Spencer, Trina Mart and husband Nick, Cari Spencer and husband Daniel, and Myles McElroy, and great grandchildren, Linnell “Ellie” Spencer, Evan Spencer, Cheyenne Spencer, Kaynita Spencer, Abel Mart and Gaia Mart.
A visitation will be held on Friday June 18th, 2021 from 6-7 pm at the Glendale Ward Building. There will a small viewing Saturday June 19th, at 9am with the funeral service to be held at 10am in the Glendale Ward Building. Burial will be in the Glendale Cemetery under the direction of Mosdell Mortuary. Military honors will be by the Long Valle American Legion Post 120.
Link for viewing the funeral services: – https://youtu.be/ipGOfQpKTzI