February 8, 1940 – March 9, 2020
Myrna Sue Elliott (Sue)
Sue Elliott, dear wife, beloved mom, fun grandma, and loyal friend passed away on March 9, 2020 from a lengthy illness taking a piece of each of her friends and family members hearts with her. Sue was born on February 8, 1940 to Morris R and Wanda Mourtsen Day in Montpelier, Idaho. She was the youngest of 3 children and the apple of her daddy’s eye. Her dad passed away shortly after her 2nd birthday. At the age of 13 she was blessed to gain a stepdad, Melvin Lauridsen, whom she loved very much.
Mom met Dad at a drive-in in Montpelier, Idaho. Theirs was a love story most can only wish for. They were each other’s better half; they were best friends and had 43 wonderful years of marriage and adventures until Dad’s death in 2003. Mom was devastated by the loss of her love and missed him dearly. We can only imagine the fantastic reunion taking place.
Mom and Dad were blessed with 2 children, Kathryn and David. Mom loved being a mom and she was devoted to her family. She was a constant presence in her children's and grandchildren’s lives. It did not matter which role she played from PTA president to den mother, mom embraced every chance she had to participate in the lives of her kids and their friends. Mom had the fun house on the block. Everyone felt safe and welcome in her home.
As much as she adored being a mom, she really was a devoted grandma. She had a unique and special relationship with each of her 7 grandkids. She was the type of grammy that knew everything about each of her grandkids, from their teachers names to what subject they were studying or who liked who at school, she was involved in all of their lives and every one of her grandkids have part of their grammy in their hearts and souls. They are her legacy and will miss her deeply.
After mom raised her kids, she re-entered the work force. She was the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the School of Business at Salt Lake Community College. She loved her job and the people she worked with. Mom was the friendly face of the Deans Office. She greatly enjoyed her time at the college and retired from SLCC after a happy 26 year career.
In retirement, Mom liked to keep busy. She was never one to just sit, she had to be doing something. She was a member of two Red Hat groups and enjoyed the many activities she participated in with her friends. She was a member of the Murray City Ladies Guild and so enjoyed the friendships she formed within this group. She loved to read, especially James Patterson or Patricia Cornwell novels. Her favorite TV channel was the Food Network, she especially loved the Pioneer Woman and in her later years, her day was structured around “Ree and the ranch.” If there was anything she enjoyed more than PW it was a good ice cream cone or an In and Out hamburger. We are convinced she would have one for every meal of every day if given the chance.
Sue is survived by her children, Kathryn (James) Burke, David (Nicole) Elliott, her grandchildren Andrew (Traci) Burke, Matthew Burke, Shiloh (Tammie) Elliott, Emily Burke, Alyssa Elliott, and Carter Elliott, and brother Richard (Elizabeth) Day. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband George, her adored grandson Sean Burke, her parents, a brother Robert Day, niece Laurie Day and best friend Gloria Holt. We would like to express our gratitude to the staff at Summit Senior Living who took exceptional care of her the last month of her life and Utah Home Care and Hospice and her special angel, Erin Gates, who lovingly cared for mom and made sure she was comfortable and peaceful as she left this life and entered heaven, thank you.
Funeral services are Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 11:00 am at Valley View Funeral Home located at 4335 W 4100 S, West Valley City, Utah. A visitation from 6-8 pm Wednesday, March 11, 2020 and for an hour prior to the funeral services on Thursday.
We love you Mom, go fly with the angels until we meet again.
- Viewing Wednesday, March 11, 2020
- Viewing prior to service Thursday, March 12, 2020
- Funeral Service Thursday, March 12, 2020
March 15, 2020
I worked with Sue many years at SLCC as a faculty member, Division Chair and finally as Dean of the School of Business,.
She was a great person and I enjoyed her positive attitude and smile very much. I am sure that she is united with her husband George.
Thanks for the great memories. With love John and Freda
March 15, 2020
I am so sorry I was unable to attend Sue's funeral, as I was hospitalized. Sue was my ROCK as we partnered as the School of Business Dean's office at Salt Lake Community College. Sue had excellent office and administrative skills and "protected me" from a number of the inevitable political issues in any organization. I considered her a close friend. She was an excellent communicator and worked with the other Division Chair office personnel to achieve real teamwork.
I could relate a long list of individual events but will not do so due to the need for lengthy words to place each in their proper context. Her outstanding work with me stands as a testament to her as my assistant. Whether it was interacting with other offices at the college but also with external entities. We were interacting with other state Colleges and Universities, Board of Regents and many National Organizations with which I was involved, including as President of ACBSP (a national accrediting body for Business Schools and Programs).
To her children and Grand Children, you should be very proud of your Mom and Grandmother. I loved Dear Suzie who was such a large part of my life and professional success.
March 13, 2020
I had the honor or working with Sue at Salt Lake Community College. I am saddened to learn of her passing. She helped make our days there enjoyable- always smiling, and optimistic. She was a fun person to be around. My sincere condolences to the family. May you forever treasure your wonderful memories of her.
Rhonda Bateman Transtrum
March 11, 2020
So sorry for your loss.
I think Gloria and Suzy made the motto “best friends forever”, cuz they certainly were. How special is that! Being one of Glorias little sisters, I was able to watch this friendship first hand all thru the years. I loved Suzy, too. I bet they’re having fun.
March 10, 2020
I truly loved our Red Hat Sister, Sue. She was so much fun and really enjoyed life. Sue truly loved her family and this last year she would come to our get togethers with her granddaughter. Her granddaughter was just as sweet as Sue.
Kn ow you are in a happy place being in the arms of your sweetheart. We will all miss you and love you very much. Tricia, your Queen Mom and Red Hat Sisters.
March 10, 2020
This isn’t a memory but thank you for always supporting me and always being there for us all. Thank you for always having a smile on your face and joking with the rest of us even though you were going through pain. You always knew how to bring a smile to our faces and always asked how everyone is doing. You were a very caring and forgiving person. Thank you for everything sue and thank you for giving me someone to look up to. It’s people like you that give me a reason to serve.