Ella Mae Faux

4/13/1942 ~ 12/24/2020

Karen Ella Mae Christensen Faux, 78 of Moroni, Utah, returned home for Christmas on December 24, 2020 surrounded by her family at her daughter’s home in South Jordan, Utah. Born April 13, 1942 in Indianola, Utah to Harold Que & Aleen Mary Bigler Christensen.
She enjoyed her childhood years growing up in Indianola surrounded by family, cousins and friends. Following her graduation from North Sanpete High School she spent her summer working at Bryce Canyon. She then moved to Utah County and worked at JC Penny before marrying her high school sweetheart Robert J. Faux on October 1, 1960 in Fairview, Utah. They started their life together in Moroni, Utah where they raised their family.
Ella Mae was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend. She loved to crochet, knit, sew, cook and had mastered the art of making peanut brittle. You could always find her on her patio reading and visiting with family and friends. In addition to being a homemaker she spent many years as a lunch lady. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She spent many years donating her time and services to many humanitarian projects. Her friends were a huge part of her life, she was one of the Lovely Ladies. In her later years she was fortunate enough to take many trips with friends and family. She enjoyed her season passes to Hale Center Theater and Tuachan with her friends.
Survived by her children, Lorie (Joseph) Anderson, South Jordan, UT; Mary Lou (Corey) Rawlings, Moroni, UT; Jana Lee (Jeffrey) Richins, South Jordan, UT; George (Emily) Faux, Moroni, UT; brothers, LaMont (Claudia) Christensen, Fairview, UT; Brent (Sharron) Christensen, Fairview, UT; sisters-in-law, Joleen Christensen, Mt. Pleasant, UT; Udean Faux, Washington, UT; brother-in-law, Kermit Millhollin, Lander, WY; 19 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents; husband Robert; grandson Karston Anderson; siblings, Aleta Hancock, LeGrand Christensen, Paul Christensen, Karl Christensen, Arcalee Millhollin.
Because of Covid 19 restrictions a graveside service will be held Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in the Moroni City Cemetery. Online condolence at rasmussenmortuary.com

27 Responses to “Ella Mae Faux”

  1. Sittre Family says:

    You were an amazing lady and you will be missed May you and mom (Aleta) be happy again and watch over our family! We will miss you!

  2. Amanda Frutos says:

    So sorry for your loss she was such a sweet woman. Your all in our thoughts.

  3. Arlis cox says:

    I didn’t know Ella Mae until last year, when I did her hair for while. I got to know her and she was such a great lady. I’m thankful I got to know her my thoughts and prayers are with her family

  4. Kathy Richins says:

    It was an honor to know Ella and call her my friend. She was a wonderful and much loved grandma to our shared grandchildren and mother-in-law to our son. She was always a gracious hostess to us in her home and I loved her wonderful wit and sense of humor. I will miss our little shopping trips when she visited and talks on the back porch. She will be missed! Sending love to her family at this time and always!

  5. Julie Plewe Phillips says:

    I remember her most as cousins in Indianola and spending time with her and Bonnie Bigler, great memories, she will be missed!

  6. Ella was so happy when she told me how she was named after our Grandmother!
    She was such a kind, sweet cousin who I enjoyed talking with at the Bigler reunion.
    All the best wishes to her family! She is now happy with her family in heaven.
    Love, Debbie

  7. Anita Bailey says:

    It’s difficult to express my feelings as I read this sweet obituary. Ella Mae has been my friend and neighbor for my whole married life. I even remember her when we were growing up in Fairview. This neighborhood will never be the same without her. I will miss seeing her walking over to Mary Lou’s, I will miss seeing her sitting on the porch visiting with family and friends, I will miss watching her be the best mom and grandma ever, I will miss her laugh and her incredible sense of humor, and I will miss the best peanut brittle ever. We even got a Christmas gift from her this year, without the peanut brittle. We express our loving sympathy to her wonderful family. I can’t say goodbye so I will just say, see you later and thanks for the memories. We all love you! Xoxo

  8. Dawn (Midge) Christensen Warenski says:

    I am so sorry to see this my memories of her are of being in school together and visiting her family on the farm in Indianola when I was young.

  9. You will be missed at our Fairview Class Reunions. I loved driving up Fairview canyon with you so we could all be together with our classmates. I loved our time together in March as we met to help plan our 60th Class reunion of NSHS. However this was canceled because of Covid-19. I send love to your wonderful family which i heard glowing reports about from you. love you Pat V Draper

  10. Ella Mae was one of the sweetest ladies I’ve ever known. She was so good to my mom, Jewel Bailey. She was quiet and never wanted the limelight, but was always serving others. She will be missed.

  11. Helen D Wall says:

    I remember her most as cousins visiting the family in Indianola and spending time with her in NSHS. I remember eating frozen cherries at her family’s home.

  12. Russell Plewe says:

    Moving to Mount Pleasant at the beginning of the year was a real blessing especially since I was able to make contact with many cousins I had missed for years. Visiting with Ella Mae and getting to know her again has meant a lot to me. I was reminded how sweet she was and how welcome she could make people feel. We can all take a lesson from her as to our treatment of each other. Her love will stay with us.

  13. Stan Plewe says:

    We will miss Ella Mae. Visiting her family in Indianola is one of my great childhood memories. I looked forward to seeing her at the Bigler reunions where she brought her warm and happy way.

  14. Betty Jorgensen says:

    Ella Mae has been my friend for 70 years. I loved her and our Fairview class. We are all like family, and have been meeting every year for 30 yrs. I think she missed once for a family commitment. I will miss her and her sense of humor. I know she is happy now with Robert.

  15. I know Ella Mae through her wonderful daughter, Jana Lee. I believe she was an amazing mother when I consider the outstanding daughter she raised, who is such a “can do” woman. It is always hard to say goodbye to our mothers, but I know Ella Mae was very ill, and now, is no longer suffering. The reunion she is now having with her loved ones is certain to be a wonderful event. Please accept my sincere sympathy, as after reading the previous comments, I realize she was very loved, and will be sorely missed, by so many.

  16. Carrie Christensen says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed working with Ella Mae at Moroni Elementary. I ate school lunch every day because she was such an amazing cook. I am sorry to hear about her passing. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  17. Karin L. Ottman says:

    I had the pleasure of visiting with Ella Mae on a few occasions and always remember what a since of warmth and love I felt each time. Her smile was soft and inviting and her kindness welcomed you with open arms. Thank you Jana Lee for giving me the honor of meeting such an amazing women.

  18. Clair Christensen says:

    I remember Ella Mae as always being so nice to me and always looking the same. I remember going with my father to Indianola to haul hay he bought from his brother Harold to feed his dairy cows in Chester. Ella Mae shared her birthday with my father Theodore, his sister Ferril Crisp, and a cousin Phillis, (April 13th). A sweet lady gone too soon. My condolences to het siblings, children, and grandchildren.


    One of my fondest birthdays was the one when Ella Mae told me she loved me. I love this woman. I have so many good memories of staying at her home, going camping with her, taking the S-10 up on Skyline Drive, where we probably shouldn’t have taken it, and so on. Ella Mae, and all her family for that matter, were wonderful to me and I’m so thankful to know them and call them friends. Ella Mae will truly be missed, but she’s left a legacy of kindness, compassion, laughter, and love, and I see those qualities in her children and grandchildren.

  20. Carolyn Roberts says:

    I am so sad about Ella Mae. Sad for her family and sad for me. She is dear and sweet and kind. She never seemed to want attention but had a quick wit and a warm laugh that sort of bubbled up from within. We have bonded the last couple years as we frequently went to lunch together, along with Bonnie, Elaine and Sandra. My favorite memory of her was spending two weeks with her when we went on a cousin’s family legacy trip to Switzerland. Prayers and love to all her family and friends.

  21. ken plewe says:

    Sweet dreams sweet lady. Will always have you in memory.

  22. We were saddened to hear of Ella Mae’s passing. She was a pleasure to work with and an excellent employee. Our fond memories of her with attend us forever. We offer our condolences to all the family. She will be missed.

  23. Lola and Paul Stevens says:

    We are so sad to hear of Ella Mae passing.
    To let her family know that thoughts of deepest sympathy are with your family.
    Many happy times spent at Fairview Lakes with Ella Mae at our class reunion.
    She will be missed.

  24. I can’t believe Ella Mae is gone… She was such a close cousin and friend to me all our lives. Lately we were talking on the phone at least once a week,sometimes an hour, laughing about all the crazy things we did together growing up and in our teens. She always told me how good her children and brothers had been taking care and checking on her lately. Her sense of humor and wit were her personality… She can finally be with her dear Robert. My prayers and love to her children and grandchildren and family.

  25. Sally Dyches says:

    Ella Mae was a wonderful friend and neighbor. Her quick wit and laugh will be remembered by all who were fortunate enough to know her. I worked with her for many years at Moroni Elementary. The food she prepared was always excellent. I especially enjoyed her vanilla cookies and cinnamon rolls. She did much humanitarian service and we will miss her working on the quilts. The Lovely Ladies are an example of true friendship. Our son, Eric, spent many happy hours in her home with George. She will be remembered for her living kindness.

  26. Kathy Turner says:

    Ella Mae always had a smile and a kind word. I was glad to see her at each reunion, she had a great laugh and liked listening more than talking. May your family be comforted at this time, all of us will really miss you cousin.

  27. Karen Blackham Carter says:

    My condolences to Ella Mae’s family. I am Paula’s sister and so enjoyed her and the lovely ladies when I visited Moroni. I love their sisterhood and she will be truly missed. She and JoElle are having a joyful reunion.