Our sweet mother, Ella Rae Hall Hayes, passed away unexpectedly October 10, 2022 at the age of 87 years young. She was a perfect example of generous and loving service to most everyone she knew throughout her life.\n\nElla Rae was born on July 5, 1935 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Roscoe Jefferson Hall and Clara Maude Freestone. Her family moved to Tooele in 1941 when she was 6 years old. She attended Central Elementary and then graduated from Tooele High School in 1953 receiving a white buffalo award. She met the love of her life, Richard L. Hayes, when asked by his sister Betty to write letters to him while he was serving our country in the United States Air Force while stationed in Korea. Although they only met in person on a few occasions while he was on leave; they married on June 9, 1953. They were married for nearly 53 years. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple in 1964.\n\nMom worked at the Tooele Army Depot and retired after 33 years of service. She was always active and enjoyed life. She loved to play golf, go camping and fishing, gardening and we believe she actually enjoyed pulling weeds. She always made sure that her yard and home were well taken care of. She loved to crochet and made many afghans and hot pads for friends and family members. \n\nElla Rae was a faithful and active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She served in numerous callings but especially loved the Relief Society. She served with her husband as an ordinance worker for nearly 20 years in the Salt Lake Temple. She was anxiously awaiting the completion of the Deseret Peak Temple so that she could continue her service there. She read and studied the scriptures daily. She was a proud and active member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers: Emma J Atkin Camp. \n\nShe loved the Utah Jazz and knew the names of all of the players. She kept written records of wins and losses for many years. She was able to attend a few games in person but mostly enjoyed watching the games with her friends Norma Pitt and Jolene Whear. \n\nMom taught line dancing at the Tooele Senior Center for 30 years. She taught herself all of the dances and still recorded the songs on cassette tapes in the correct order to perform each week. She was currently serving as a volunteer for Mountain West Medical Center. She loved providing service to others. \n\nElla Rae is survived by her children; Nancy (Randy) Thompson (Erda), Richard (Denise) Hayes (Nephi), Susan (Don) Gertsch (West Valley), Debbie (Tyler) Winn (Tooele), Dewey (Lisa) Hayes (West Haven), and Norma Hayes (Tampa, Florida); her brother Gordon R. Hall; 23 grandchildren; 64 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and loving friends. \n\nShe was preceded in death by her spouse, parents, four siblings (Ray Hall, Don Hall, Norma Thielke, D’Aure (Buck)Hall, a special son-in-law Roger Feuerbach, granddaughter Debra Hayes and great granddaughter Makenna Roberts.\n\nService will be held on Saturday, October 15th at 11am, at the LDS Chapel on 751 N 520 East, Tooele. Viewing will be held on Friday, October 14th from 6-8pm at Tate Mortuary 110 S Main Street, Tooele and on Saturday from 9:30-10:45am at the church prior to the funeral services. Burial will be in the Tooele City Cemetery.