Elva Rosa Gardner Evans returned to live with her Heavenly Father on Sept. 6. Born to Lorenzo Ray Gardner and Urma Chapman Gardner in Mapleton, Utah. She was one of seven children. She had two children from her first marriage. She married Ophir R. Evans on Nov. 27,1968 and had one more child. Elva loved shopping, camping, fishing, rock hunting, cooking, horses and mostly her family. She and Dad started snow-birding in 1985 and purchased their retirement home in 1993 in Yuma, Ariz. They lived there for seven months of the year. She had many friends in Utah and in Arizona that she loved to be around. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Survived by husband Ophir, son Dean (Michelle) Porcelli, daughters Tana (Raymond) Dixon and Linda (Garry) Cole. Seven grandchildren and two great-grandkids. Sister Leah (Bob) Hamatake and brother Glen (Jody) Gardner. Preceded in death by her parents, sisters Gerry (Jay) Seawright, Karen Fonger, brothers Dee Ray Buddy (Sharon) Gardner and Eugene Gardner. Many family members and friends. They are having one heck of a time in Heaven. Mom was a loving person and would have given anything to anyone who asked or needed. She had a great sense of humor, even when it was embarrassing to her kids. We love you Mom and will miss you. We would like to thank Dr. James Pingree, MD, and Dr. John Hyngstrom, MD, for the professional and personal care that they gave to our Mom. It makes a difference when you have doctors who care about their patients and family. Thank you so very much. Elva’s funeral will be held Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. at Tate Mortuary, 110 S. Main, Tooele. Visitation starting that morning at 10 a.m. Interment in the Ophir Cemetery. Please direct condolences to tatemortuary.com.