Elaine Anne Walters Case

October 1, 1965 ~ March 6, 2019 (age 53)

Elaine Anne (Walters) Case, of South Ogden, UT, passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.  She was 53 years young.  Elaine was born on October 1, 1965, in Portland, Oregon.

 A tomboy as a young child, she kept up with her beloved brother Mark, and they were often inseparable. Elaine’s natural beauty and poise led her to participate in various modeling and fashion boards throughout her teen years.  An excellent student, she received many awards, scholarships and recognition for both her academic and service-oriented accomplishments.  She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications.

Elaine applied her vibrant personality and communications talent to multiple public relations and marketing positions, including Rocky Mountain Helicopters (Provo, UT) and HCA St. Mark’s Hospital (Salt Lake City, UT) and later for AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical Co. (Intermountain Region).

 In 2004, Elaine married her soul mate John Randall Case, of Elmhurst, IL.  In 2015 they rescued their beloved dog, Olivia, from Second Chance for Homeless Pets in Salt Lake.

Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, Elaine became a well-read and knowledgeable advocate for her own treatment as her 15-year battle with the disease created many challenges. She was also a passionate champion for raising the profile, awareness, and importantly, funding for Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC), which ultimately changed her life’s journey all too soon.  

 An exceptional culinary and creative genius, Elaine enjoyed sharing her many talents with family and friends, as well as devoting time each year to volunteer efforts that were close to her heart. 

Elaine is survived by her husband John, her parents Bobbie Walters and Vincenzina (De Angelis) Walters, her sisters Natalie (Walters) Ream, Teresa (Walters) Larsen, Loretta (Walters) Huston, and her brother Mark Walters.

Elaine is also survived by four nieces, whom she influenced and inspired with her courageous heart, her indomitable spirit and her example of a life lived with grace.

Memorial Donations in Elaine’s name may be made to METAvivor (metavivor.org), Best Friends Animal Society (bestfriends.org), or Little Pink Houses of Hope (littlepink.org).

A Celebration of Elaine’s Life, worthy of her renowned hospitality and style, will be held with the date and location to be announced.

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