November 27, 1963 ~ March 14, 2019
Laurel Pulley Ellis passed away peacefully, Thursday, March 14, 2019, surrounded by her family. She valiantly fought a year long battle with ovarian cancer.
Laurel was born, November 27, 1963, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Arden and Carole Pulley. She grew up in Blackfoot, Idaho and St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated from Oakville High School in 1982, and later earned her Bachelor's Degree from BYU-Hawaii. While at Utah State University, she met her sweetheart and eternal companion, Bret Randall Ellis. They were married for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on August 23, 1983. They lived in Logan, Utah; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Provo, Utah; Laie, Hawaii; and Layton, Utah.
She excelled at many things, particularly all things pertaining to music, writing, painting, organizing, and raising children (especially late night talks). Laurel had a special talent for being a friend to all and leaving them happier than when she met them.
Laurel and her family would like to express sincere gratitude to so many who provided care, meals, visits, gifts, flowers, notes and prayers on her behalf. During this past year she had many caregivers that she appreciated greatly. Fran Nowland was Laurel's weekly dose of sunshine and tender care...thank you Fran. Laurel would want to say, and has said to many through this last year and many previous years, "because I knew you, I have been changed for good."
She is survived by her husband, Bret; her children: William Spencer (Ting) Ellis, Lauren (Jeff) Gibson, Michael (Rebecca) Ellis, Bryan (Alecia) Ellis, David Ellis and Jacob Ellis; parents, Arden and Carole Pulley; brothers: Eric (Cindy) Pulley, Scott (Jill) Pulley, Barry (Glee) Pulley and Mark Pulley; sisters, Susan (Dane) Campbell, and Nanette (Deron) Tinsley; and seven grandchildren.
A "Celebration of Life" memorial service will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Hobbs Creek Ward. Friends may visit family from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church building.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Latter-day Saint Charities, www.ldscharities.org/how-can-i-help/serve.
Aloha 'Oe, Laurel, until we meet again.