Elaine Conder

Elaine Conder

Elaine Barney Conder, loving wife, mom, grandma, great-grandma, and great-great-grandma was born Nov. 21, 1933, at her grandparent’s home in Layton. She returned to her Heavenly Father, her loving husband and other loved ones peacefully July 8, 2019, at her home in Lewiston, Idaho, with her son, daughters, daughter-in -law, brother and sister-in-law by her side. 

Elaine was born to Vird and Verla (Bone) Barney, the third of five children. She married her high school sweetheart Joseph Wade Conder Jan. 2, 1953, in Elsinore, and they enjoyed over 61 and a half years of wedded bliss before Wade passed away. Their marriage was later solemnized for time and all eternity in the Los Angeles temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Feb. 11, 1967. Together, Wade and Elaine welcomed to their family three children, raising them while living in Utah, Nevada, California and Idaho. 

Elaine was an active member of the church and loved her Heavenly Father and Savior. She served in many callings, including Relief Society, young women’s and primary.

She graduated from high school in Monroe, where she was a cheerleader. Elaine worked as a telephone operator in Utah and a school bus driver in Los Angeles before she started building her career with Jafra, where she became the first district director in the state of Idaho, traveling and training many others throughout the Northwest.

Elaine enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, camping and spending time with dear friends. But most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family. Her family was the most important thing in her life. 

Elaine is survived by her children, Debra (William) Freudiger, Joseph (Mary) Conder and Kymberly (Bryan) Oliver; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a soon to be born great-great grandchild; her youngest brother, Nolan (Carol) Barney; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was proceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her brothers William Dale and Reid and sister Carol. 

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 12, in Lewiston, Idaho. Burial will take place Tuesday, July 16, at 11 a.m. at the Monroe, City Cemetery with family and friends.