Elia Yolanda Araya
1922 ~ 2013

Elia Yolanda Araya, 90, passed away on January 31, 2013 at Sandy Health & Rehab in Sandy, Utah. Yolanda was born on July 28, 1922 in Ovalle, Chile. Yolanda married Manuel Araya in Ovalle, Chile and together raised a large family. Yolanda and Manuel moved to the United States in September 1982 and were sealed for time and all eternity in the Provo temple in 1985. Yolanda was a Latter Day Saint pioneer joining the Church in April 1967 in Antofagasta, Chile. Since then and until her death, she has served faithfully in many church callings with a special love for the temple.

Yolanda is survived by her children, Ines Vasquesz of Kearns, Utah, Gladys Lemes of Logan, Utah, Oriana Reyes of Sandy, Utah, Juan Araya of Calera, Chile, Margarita Pack of Vinton, Virginia, Soledad Herrera of West Jordan, Utah, Alba Payne of Roswell, Georgia, Marco Araya of Oakwood, Ohio, and Juan Carlos Araya of Antofagasta, Chile, 26 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Yolanda was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Manuel on March 27, 1985, and her little 18 month old daughter Elena Yolanda in 1945.

Funeral services will be held at the Heritage 5th Ward in the West Jordan Heritage Stake, 6772 South 3420 West, West Jordan, Utah, 84084 at 11:00 am on February 5, 2013. A visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 am prior to funeral services at the church. Burial will follow the funeral at Salt Lake City Cemetery.

Special thanks to the staff of Sandy Health and Rehab for the support and care showed to our mother while she was there.

 

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