Eloise Nichols Baron
July 19, 1916 ~ February 12, 2017
Viewing: Friday, February 17, 2017 from 6-8 pm at the LDS 3rd Ward, 203 North 200 West, and again on Saturday from 11:00-11:45 am at the church
Funeral service: Saturday, February 18, 2017 at noon at the church.
Words fail to express the extent of our feelings at the loss of one of the world’s most wonderful women- our wife, mother, and grandmother, Eloise Nichols Baron. Born July 19th, 1916 in Brigham City, Utah to parents, George Washington Nichols Jr. and Minnie Jeanette Yearsley. Eloise was raised in Brigham City, and graduated from Box Elder High School in 1934. At age 18 she married a handsome young student, her dear husband and the love of her life, Clark Melvin Baron. After 36 wonderful years together, he preceded her in death on July 20, 1970 at Grand Canyon, Arizona. Their happy marriage was later solemnized in the Logan Temple on January 28, 1953. She passed away peacefully on February 12, 2017 at her home in Brigham City, Utah. Preceded in death by parents, her sweet husband, son Steve Baron, two brothers and five sisters. Eloise is survived by her children, Carolyn (Bruce) Oman, Arlene (Ray) Stoddard, Reed Baron, daughter-in-law Carlene (Steve deceased) Garrick; sister-in-law Shelly Nichols; 20 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She enjoyed being a homemaker and made her home a heaven on Earth. There was much love, understanding, and encouragement given there. The great love Eloise and Clark had for each other was a shining example for others. For over 100 years, she has touched many people’s lives with her generosity, quick smile, and loving tender heart. A devout member of the LDS Church, Eloise was faithful to the end. She served in numerous callings throughout the years (Primary, Sunday school, 1st Counselor in the Relief Society, and stalwart visiting teacher). She served in Utah, Arizona and Saskatchewan where she served an 18-month mission which included teaching seminary. Eloise enjoyed traveling, camping, and her family. She had many virtues. She loved people and they loved her. She never spoke ill of anyone. She was a peacemaker with a great love for her family. Everyone felt they were her favorite. Everyone will miss her kisses on the cheek and her big hugs. Eloise was devoted to her family and decorated her home with photographs of her loved ones. She told her children that her greatest ambition was to be a good mom, and what a wonderful mom she was. Thank you Sweetheart, Mom, Grandma, and friend for all the love you have shared with us throughout the years. You are leaving behind many people who love you, and also a large hole in our hearts. We are going to miss her, but we are also happy to know that she is reunited with her sweetheart—appropriately enough, so close to Valentine’s Day—at last and forever. We would like to express our appreciation to Karen Goodliffe & Deanne Hughes for their weekly visits, food and love. We also appreciate Dr. Markeson and Hospice. A viewing will be held on Friday February 17, 2017 from 6-8 pm at the LDS 3rd Ward, 203 North 200 West, and again on Saturday from 11:00-11:45 am at the church. The funeral service will be held at noon on Saturday at the church.
Aunt Eloise is my Mother Gloria Nichols Simpson's Aunt; but growing up the love our mother had for Aunt Eloise and her other Aunts was special, and that made Aunt Eloise and her sisters and brother all the more special for me as well- I didn't think of Eloise as my Great Aunt, but as my Aunt too. I am happy for Aunt Eloise- she had a long eventful life and and now she is with her son, her husband, my Grandfather, G.Delos Nichols, and her sisters and younger brother. I am happy we got to spend a little time with her (back when she was 99) to let her know how much we love her- I'm so grateful for that. We can all smile now- Aunt Eloise is home.