February 28, 1923 - February 22, 2018
Elaine Snarr Bullock was born February 28, 1923, to Leland Eardley and Pearl Bailey Snarr in Salt Lake City, Utah. She had one brother, L. Glen Snarr, with whom she was very close. They moved to Provo when she was three-years-old. While at Provo High School, she participated in shorthand and typing contests and decided that secretarial work would be her career. She graduated in 1940 and received the Amanda Knight scholarship to BYU. In the summer, she met and dated Thomas Glenn Bullock who had just graduated from the University of Southern California Dental School. He received his citizenship papers from Canada and was awaiting a commission in the Armed Forces. He was assigned to Denver, Colorado. Elaine and Tom were married March 31, 1943, in the Salt Lake Temple. They enjoyed 48 wonderful years together before his death on April 19, 1991. After World War II, Elaine and Tom moved to Provo where they purchased a dental practice and began raising their four boys. She was active in community affairs and was a charter member of the Exchangettes Club and the Literati Literary Club. She was also a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and American Legion Auxiliary. Elaine was an active member of the LDS Church. She worked in all the auxiliaries including Cub Scout Den Mother for 12 years, church librarian, Primary teacher, and MIA leader. She enjoyed genealogy, and together with her husband Tom compiled a book of their lives and family. Elaine loved doing activities with her husband and boys such as: fishing, camping, hunting, and horseback riding. She also loved golfing with her friends at Riverside Country Club, and she belonged to many bowling leagues, both of which she won many trophies and awards. She also enjoyed her many bridge clubs. She spent enjoyable times attending all her children and grandchildren’s activities and sporting events. She considered her family the most important accomplishment in her life. She loved them all. She and Tom loved traveling and visited many countries besides many parts of the United States and Canada. After her boys were in school, she joined her husband in the dental office and became his assistant and business manager. Elaine enjoyed being there and meeting and talking to the patients who became her lifelong friends. They retired in 1989. Although she never had any girls, she loved and treated her daughters-in-law as if they were her daughters. She loved her grandchildren and never missed a birthday or Christmas. She and Tom enjoyed taking their friends and family to vacation in the home they built in St. George. Elaine is the mother of four sons: Brent (Karen), Jay (Hazel), Scott (Debi), Gary (Kelly), 18 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Thomas G. Bullock, her son Jay Thomas Bullock, grandchild Terrence Henderson Bullock, and her brother L. Glen Snarr. She would like to thank all the people who have made her life a beautiful experience. A special “Thank You” from the family to all the caregivers at Legacy House and OneCare Hospice for their patience, love, and understanding for the time that Elaine was in their care. The funeral for Elaine Snarr Bullock will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 5, 2018 at the Oak Hills 2nd Ward Chapel, 925 East North Temple Drive, Provo, Utah. Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 East Center Street, Sunday, March 4 from 6-8:00 p.m. and at the church Monday from 10:00-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.bergmortuary.com.
Elaine Snarr Bullock was born February 28, 1923, to Leland Eardley and Pearl Bailey Snarr in Salt Lake City, Utah. She had one brother, L. Glen Snarr, with whom she was very close. They moved to Provo when she was three-years-old. While at Provo... View Obituary & Service Information
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