Elaine Veasy, age 95, passed away peacefully on September 14, 2022, of natural causes. She was surrounded by loving family at the time of her death.
Born January 9, 1927 in Salt Lake City, Utah, she was the daughter of George Seal and Ingrid Katrina Jensen Seal. Elaine attended West High School and graduated from the University of Utah. Following college she worked as a secretary for Herbert B. Maw, Governor of Utah.
In 1947, Elaine met the love of her life, L. George Veasy, M.D. Dating engagements were often spent at the Rainbow Randevu, listening and dancing to the Big Bands. Married in December of 1948, the newly married couple moved to Minnesota for George to complete a residency at the University of Minnesota. Following a subsequent move to Camp McCoy, Wisconsin, where George was serving in the United States Army, in 1952 the couple returned to Salt Lake City, Utah. Elaine was a devoted wife to George, always supporting his evolving medical career as a dedicated pediatric cardiologist in the Intermountain West. At the same time, she was lovingly nurturing their three children, George, Ann and Paul.
Elaine’s interests included playing many a game of couples bridge and devouring a good book, sometimes while the housework waited. She learned to play golf and, along with George, enrolled in a couples “learn to ski” week in Sun Valley, Idaho, so that she could enjoy these sports with her family throughout her life. Countless cherished memories of year round vacations, including with grandchildren, were made at the family condominium in Sun Valley. ...And Elaine and George continued their joy of dancing throughout their 72 years of loving marriage.
Elaine is predeceased by her husband, George, and sister Maida Blickensderfer. She is survived by three children: George D. Veasy, M.D. (Danielle) Aberdeen, N.C., Ann V. Maak, Seattle, WA., Paul D. Veasy (Stephanie) Salt Lake City, UT, and her brother Dale Seal, Palos Verdes, CA. She leaves behind six grandchildren George M. Veasy (Jessica), Elizabeth V. Halaufia (Brandon), Carley Maak, M.D. (Dane Brandon), Jamie Maak (Joe Dennis), P. Carter Veasy (Jessica), and Patrick F. Veasy (Courtney), and eight great-grandchildren.
The family would especially like to thank Liliane Haverstock, Lenira Chalegre, Magaly Gudino, and Rocky Mountain Care for their loving care of Elaine in her final years.
A private family graveside service is being held. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the charity of your choice.