Heaven gained a special angel. Ellen Louisa Sundquist Cornia, 84, of Woodruff, Utah passed away peacefully at her home on November 25th, 2019 surrounded by family. She was born to Vaner and Jessie Birch Sundquist on January 23rd, 1935 in Park City, Utah. They resided there until 1938 at which time they moved to Wahsatch, Utah just outside of Evanston, Wyoming. While there she met and later married Orson Cornia on February 21st, 1948 in Elko, Nevada. They spent nearly 70 happy years together. They were sealed for time and all eternity and to their children on March 20th, 1973 in the Ogden, Utah temple. They were blessed with six children – Barbara, Ors, Allen, Linda, Lisa and Jeni.
Louisa spent her life in service to her family and the community. In 1967 she became the Assistant Post Master to Elaine Cox for the U.S. Postal Service. She had 4 years of previous experience working for her mom who was Post Master in the Wahsatch Post Office. In April of 1990 she became the Head Post Master at the Woodruff U.S. Post Office. In 2003 she retired from that position after 39 years of service.
Louisa was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where she served in many different callings. Her favorite was serving as Relief Society Work director. She loved finding crafts and activities, along with food storage and emergency preparedness.
Louisa & Orson loved going to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas for over 25 years, and also sneaking away to Wendover for a quick little weekend vacation.
Louisa is survived by her children—Barbara (Dale) Windley, Randee Cornia Webb, Allen (Darlene), Linda (Hardy) Downing, Lisa (Justin) Webb, Jeni (Jared) Davis, 23 grandkids, 54 great-grandkids, and 5 great-great-grandkids. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Orson, her son Ors, Jr., her sister Sue, and her great-grandchildren Carlee and Carson Herbert.
A viewing will be held on Friday, November 29th, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. at the Woodruff LDS Church. A viewing will also be held on Saturday, November 30th, 2019 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. with the Funeral beginning at 12:00 Noon. Interment will be in the Woodruff City Cemetery.
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