Ila Rae Roundy Brinkerhoff VanWagonerDecember 25, 1930 ~ July 29, 2017 (age 86)
Elmo/Huntington - Ila Rae Roundy Brinkerhoff VanWagoner, age 86, passed away on July 29, 2017 in Provo, Utah due to complications from surgery. She was born on December 25, 1930 in Provo, Utah to Loren and Mary Fredricksen Roundy.
Growing up in Provo, she was proud to let people know she attended elementary school in the building that is now the Provo library. She married Jesse Brinkerhoff on August 2, 1947 in Provo, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple on August 7, 1956. After raising 7 children together in Clearfield, Utah, they moved to Huntington, Utah in 1980. They bought JJ’s Family Store, and ran it until they retired.
Rae was a member of the LDS church, and served in several callings throughout her life. She is remembered as being a missionary to all. She crocheted many beautiful blankets and dolls for her granddaughters. She and Jesse like to travel, and had the opportunity to serve two LDS missions. They served in Portland, Oregon and Nova Scotia, Canada. She always had an open heart and home for visitors, with a full cookie jar. She showed concern and love to all those around her.
After 58 years of marriage, Jesse passed away, and she and her children laid him to rest in the Huntington City Cemetery. She later married David VanWagoner on September 4, 2016 bringing them new life, new love, and new family. She and David spent the last year of her life happily in love.
Rae is survived by her husband David VanWagoner of Elmo, Utah, her children Richard (Teri) Brinkerhoff of American Fork, Utah, Gary (Carla) Brinkerhoff of Spanish Fork, Utah, Janette Sorensen of Castle Dale, Utah, Glenda (Jim) VanWagoner of Huntington, Utah, Ralene (Gary Grow) Larsen of Castle Dale, Utah, and Loren (Kristin) Brinkerhoff of Syracuse, Utah, and daughter-in-law Lisa Brinkerhoff of Huntington, Utah and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Rae was preceded in death by her husband Jesse Brinkerhoff, both her parents, her son Scott Brinkerhoff, one grandchild, and two great grandchildren.
A viewing will be held Friday, August 4, 2017 at 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Huntington 1st LDS Ward. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Huntington 1st LDS Ward with a viewing from 9:30 – 10:45 prior to services. Interment will follow in the Huntington City Cemetery entrusted to Heritage Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the guestbook and share memories of Rae at www.heritagefuneralhomeutah.com.