Elsie May Crites Canfield
May 11, 1930 ~ March 20, 2017
Viewing: Monday, March 27, 2017 from 6-8p m and Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 10 am at the Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South Brigham City
Grave side services: following the viewing at the Honeyville Cemetery at 11am, 6900 N 2400 W.
Elsie May Crites Canfield of Honeyville, Utah passed away peacefully of natural causes on March 20, 2017 at the home of her son, Daniel Canfield, of Riverton Utah. Elsie was 86 years old. Elsie was born on May 11, 1930 in Goltry, Oklahoma and was the youngest of seven children born to Charles Henry Crites and Stella May Adamson Crites. She married Homer Lee Canfield on August 5, 1950 in Enid, Oklahoma. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake LDS temple on May 31, 1957. Elsie and Homer were blessed with five sons: Terry Lee (Pat) Canfield, Gary Alan Canfield, Charles Dewey (Luana) Canfield, Bradley Dee (Karen) Canfield, and Daniel Scott (Mary Ann) Canfield. Elsie is the grandmother to 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Elsie loved flowers, wind chimes, humming birds, and dogs. She was a wonderful seamstress, cook, and gardener. She was always game to go camping, fishing, or on a hunting trip. Elsie enjoyed working at the Honeyville post office, selling Avon for over 30 years, and doing genealogy work. She and Homer started doing genealogy early in their marriage and spent over 10 years doing name extraction for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Elsie was proceeded in death by her husband, Homer, her parents, and six siblings: Opal Wynoka Heintz, Dessie Viola Replogle, Howard Raymond Crites, Ruby Glidace Bridges, Elvin Charles Crites, and Dorothy Belle Smith. A viewing for Elsie will be held on Monday, March 27, 2017 from 6-8pm and Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 10am at the Gillie Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South Brigham City. Following the viewing on Tuesday morning, grave side services will be held at the Honeyville Cemetery at 11am, 6900 N 2400 W. Donations in her name are welcome to the Utah Dachshund Rescue, http://dachshund.rescueme.org/Utah
I am saddened by the Canfield family's loss, and also by the fact that I never got to meet the Mom of someone I have called a very good friend for many, many years. I always wanted to tell her personally what an excellent job she did raising her son, Dan. As a mom myself, I don't think there is a much higher calling or greater achievement. I am so glad that she and Dan and his family got to spend the last several weeks together with Elsie every day, and believe that was God's way of rewarding them all for the fine people that they are. That part makes me very happy.
Sorry to hear the loss of Aunt Elise, the last of Dad family. Praying God will be with you all at this time. I will miss talking to her on the phone. Love to all!
You all are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for the loss of Aunt Elsie. Love to you all.
Dennis and Linda Crites
Known her all my life and she put up with me through my life challenges and give advise to me and others as we grew up around there family in Honeyville. Blessed lady.