Rodney A Elg

February 9, 1925October 6, 2012
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Rodney (Rod) Elg beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away at the age of 87 on October 6, 2012. He was born on February 9, 1925 in Salt lake City, Utah to Joseph Hyalmer Elg and Mary Trisha Lindahl Elg.

Rod served in the US Navy as a Seabee during World War II. After returning home he met Maurine Thomas and they were married on June 18, 1948. He is survived by his wife Maurine and children Terry (John) Hansen, Kent Elg and Maralyn (Gene) Phillips. He has six grandchildren and six great grandchildren, nephew Roger Keddington and niece Linda Peck. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, four sisters and one brother.

He learned carpentry while helping his father build houses before the War. He used his carpentry skills to support his family and was always a good provider. Rod was always ready to help family and friends with building projects. He built a family cabin near Heber City, Rod and Maurine spent every weekend for 40 years at their cabin. Their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren will always remember the fun times they shared with them at the cabin. Rod enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with family and friends golfing, hunting, fishing and snowmobiling.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm, Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary where friends may call Wednesday from 7 to 8 pm and then one hour prior to services. Interment follows at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 10, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, October 11, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 11, 2012

Rodney A Elg

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July 10, 2013

I am so very sorry for your loss. I am trying to ascertain if this is the same Rod Elg I knew when we both lived in California several decades ago. In any case you are in my prayers as well.
Rosemary Dunn
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Joe and Erin Peck

October 11, 2012

We loved the time we spent with Rod and Maurine at Timber Lakes and on holidays. We have precious memories of Christmas time spent enjoying your company and the amazing buffet of delicious treats. Rod was a great example of strength and kindness and we'll miss him. We love you Maurine and keep you in our prayers.

October 10, 2012

Dear Maurine,
I am so sorry to hear of Rod's passing. You're in my prayers.
Bettie Turner

JoAnn Goodell

October 10, 2012

I am sorry for your loss. Mr. Elg was a good neighbor for all of my youth in Mount Air Acres. I am JoAnn Asher. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Scott/Lynda Collett

October 10, 2012

Dear Maurine and Family,
So sorry to hear of Rods passing. Keep the memories near and dear to your heart.

Jake and Jenn Hathaway

October 10, 2012

We have been Rod's neighbors for about 5 years and we always enjoyed talking and living next to he and Maurine. We have missed them since they left the neighborhood. He was a great neighbor, and was always good to us. We will miss him.