Lenore Tisdale

Our loving mother, grandmother, stepmother, sister and aunt, Lenore Tisdale passed away on March 13, 2022 at the age of 85.

Lenore was born in Vernal, Utah on September 20, 1936 to Wallace Eugene Slaugh and Naomi Collier Slaugh.

Lenore was widowed three times and lost one daughter to cancer.  She married John Dexter Crofts on October 8, 1953 and they had two daughters.  After his death she married John Stewart Hardy on June 27, 1957 and they had 4 more daughters,  Being widowed a second time she married John David Tisdale on November 1, 1989.  He brought with him ten fun loving children and their families.  She is grandma and great-grandma to many.  She loves them all and was always very supportive in everything they were involved in.  She was a caring person, always willing to bring everyone into the family with open arms, including many nieces and nephews.

She had many talents and was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  She loved to serve and held many positions in Relief Society, Sunday School, Young Women, Primary and the St. George Temple.  She loved the time spent with the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and worked on many community projects.  She was secretary of Valley Elementary School for 22 years. She enjoyed every minute of it.

Lenore is preceded in death by her parents Wallace and Naomi Slaugh, her husbands, John Dexter Crofts, John Stewart Hardy, and John David Tisdale, her daughter Darla Hardy Bartlett, her brother Gene Slaugh, sister Nila Bolander and son-in-law Eric Brinkerhoff. 

She is survived by her daughters Colene Brinkerhoff,  Connie Crofts, Diane (Mark) Smith, EvaRae Chamberlain, Jonette Hardy, step children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, her brother Leon (Jolene) Slaugh and sister Ileine Oman.

We won’t forget someone who gave us so much to remember. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 11:00 AM at the Orderville LDS Church. Viewing will be at 10:00 AM.
You are invited to watch the service through the link below.




  1. Dianna Morwood March 16, 2022 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    I’m so glad I saw Lenore’s obituary. I worked with Jonette for many years and got to know her quite well. She was a very special person and a great parent to work with as well. I quickly learned to love her. Condolences to Jonette and Diane and the rest of the family. From Dianna Morwood

  2. Kasey Gilmore (tait) March 16, 2022 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    So very so for the families loss. Lenore was a great person, loved by many and will be missed by many.

  3. Lorene Briscoe March 17, 2022 at 4:04 am - Reply

    I loved going to the elementary office because I got to see her. She will always be one of my most favorite. I remember one day riding by her home on my bike. I fell as my bike had hit a small pipe in the road and scraped my hands and knees. She came rushing out took me inside fixed me up with bandaids and some milk and warm cookies she had just baked. I will never forget her kindness she sowed towards me. Sure do love this lady😢

  4. Margaret Campbell March 17, 2022 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Oh what a beautiful soul now goes to Heaven! Your beautiful smiles shall be missed! Hugs and loves….see you in the other side someday.

  5. Shala Sorensen March 17, 2022 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    I love Lenore. She lived a long, good life and was a blessing to me as well as many others. She served me as a young woman and I looked at her as an example. She always showed love, concern and kindness to me. I am sorry for our loss but happy for her and the wonderful reunions she must be having. Love and prayers to the family, Shala Sorensen

  6. Cox LynnDell March 18, 2022 at 3:42 am - Reply

    Loved this lady, she was awesome. They forget to mention she was a awesome horse woman /cow girl !!

  7. JoAnn Marx March 25, 2022 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    Lenore was a wonderful person! You always felt better having enjoyed her company. She will be missed.

  8. Ron and Sandy Heaton March 26, 2022 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    We love Lenore and her family! I visited her home as a “home teacher” many years ago and always left feeling uplifted. Her life was not easy but she always looked outward and upward. Condolences to her family.

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