Elayne Sonderegger White August 11, 1950 ~ December 15, 2023

Elayne Sonderegger White, completed her journey on Earth on December 15, 2023.
Born on August 11, 1950, in Monticello, UT, Elayne was a cherished daughter, a wife, a loving sister, and an adored aunt. She brought light and joy to the lives of all who knew her, and her legacy is one of love, and service.
Elayne’s early years in Monticello set the stage for a life filled with learning and growth. She graduated from Monticello High School and went on to earn an associate’s degree from Snow College, followed by a bachelor’s degree in education from Utah State University. Her passion for education led her to teach school on the Navajo reservation at Mexican Hat and later at Blanding Elementary, where she touched countless young lives with her dedication.
Her commitment to her faith was unwavering. Elayne served an LDS mission to the Arkansas, Little Rock, and Oklahoma, Tulsa missions and continued her service as a stake missionary and a worker in the Monticello LDS Temple.  Her service was a testament to her deep belief in the power of faith.
She was the beloved daughter of the late Ernest J. and Vernetta Jones Sonderegger, the wife of the late Frederick K. White, and a cherished sibling to sister Relva Bowring and brother E. Paul Sonderegger, along with their spouses, Robert S. Bowring and Michelle.
Her nieces and nephews—Chad, Trent, Travis, Rob, Mike, Bryan, Spencer, Marci, and Amber—were blessed to have an aunt whose support and encouragement knew no limits.
Elayne enjoyed traveling.  She loved games, movies, puzzles, doing genealogy and the music of Neil Diamond.  Her talents at the piano and organ brought joy to others, and her skill in decorating birthday and wedding cakes made celebrations all the more sweet.
Elayne’s journey came to a peaceful end in Provo, UT, where she passed away of natural causes. Her life was woven with threads of joy, resilience, and an unwavering spirit of generosity. 
Elayne’s spirit, encourages us to live fully, love deeply, and leave a legacy of light for the world to follow.
Her family would like to thank those who reached out to Elayne while she was a resident at the Courtyard of Jamestown assisted living facility, and those who cared for her during her declining days.

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