Elmo Lovell Winward

7/5/1942 ~ 7/13/2020

Elmo Lovell Winward, 78 of Mt. Pleasant, UT, passed away July 13, 2020 at the Timpanogos Regional Hospital in Orem, Utah. Born July 5, 1942 to Peter LeeRoy & Mildred Densley Winward in Salt Lake City, Utah. Elmo graduated from Bingham High School in 1960. He worked with the 4-H and FFA programs until his sons graduated from high school. He participated in rodeos for 13 years riding saddle broncs and bulls. He retired from Utah County as a heavy machine operator after 30 years.
Elmo and JoAnn’s family came together in January of 1978. Elmo and JoAnn were sealed on June 6, 2002 in the Manti LDS Temple. Elmo and JoAnn were Santa’s helpers for 30 years. That gave them much enjoyment. They were ward missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 13 years. Elmo would take the clients to Matter, to the 12 Step programs, and to church during those years. It was very satisfying for him. He loved his calling. He loved farming and ran two farms in Mt. Pleasant until recently.
Elmo is survived by his wife, JoAnn Sena Carlson Lea; children, Frank E. (Ramon Gomez) Winward, Shannon G Winward, Shane L Winward, Blaine (Janice) Bowers, Cherryl B. (Don) Golding. Preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Pauline Bowers Smith; siblings Dean, Valoy, Gail, Grant, Donna, Donald, Frank and a baby boy Winward.
A graveside funeral will be held Saturday July 25, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery. Viewings will be held Friday July 24, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. prior to services both at Rasmussen Mortuary (96 N 100 W, Mt. Pleasant, UT) followed by a horse drawn carriage ride to the cemetery. The family is requesting that you please wear a mask. Online condolences at rasmussenmortuary.com

10 Responses to “Elmo Lovell Winward”

  1. Debbie Larsen says:

    Joann, so sorry for your loss.

  2. Mary says:

    To the family, my sincere condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in the knowledge that God promises to end all suffering. Before long, God will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and “death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things (will) have passed away.”(Rev. 21:3,4). May this promise from God give you comfort now and a real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.

  3. Nichole Christensen says:

    I will always have sweet memories with Santa and Mrs. Claus with the kids. Thank you Elmo you will be missed. We love you

  4. Carolyn Jensen says:

    JoAnn, we are so sorry. He was such a good guy and so much fun. Christmas will never be the same. He was so good with the kids big and small. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

  5. adrienne cavanaugh says:

    We love you Elmo. We are going to miss you. We have wonderful memories of visiting you and Joann and seeing the beautiful life you have built. Both you and Joann have hearts of gold and are the most generous, loving people we know. We know there are many people who respect and admire you, as we do. We love you; our thoughts and prayers are with you, Joann and your family.

    Mike and Adrienne

  6. Broadhead’s says:

    JoAnn, Anisty, Frank and Family

    We are sure sorry for your loss. Elmo was a great neighbor. We loved visiting with him over the years and always sitting on his lap when he played Santa.

    Cody, Ashli, and Kids

  7. Rabranda newton says:

    Grandpa, I love you so much! You will be missed. Until we meet again in heaven. Love you

  8. Kathy Winward Hester says:

    Joann I am so sorry for your loss I loved Elmo a little I have a lot of memories with him dad would take me to the farm all the time . One time I remember that my mom was on the phone and Elmo brought in this cute little piglet and squeeze it in my mom’s ear it squealed so loud it scared my mom I laughed so hard and so did dad and Elmo
    He will be greatly missed

  9. Janis Hanks says:

    Joann & family, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful husband. He was such a kind man. The two of you were such a sweet couple . My heart goes out to you at this time. He will be missed. Love is forever!💕

  10. MATR says:

    We are so grateful for you and Elmos service for our patients and their loved ones. He is missed already and we love you both. Thank you for all you both have done for those around you. The hope and peace you have brought through the years has helped so many people, and continue to inspire so many people. We love you and you are in our prayers.
    Janey Marvin & Linda Dimmick