04/14/1983 - 10/01/2020
Service Date: 10/16/2020
Service Time: 10 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7361 S. Constellation Way, Gilbert, AZ 85298
Visitation Date: 10/15/2020
Visitation Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7361 S. Constellation Way, Gilbert, AZ 85298
Interment: Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 East Queen Creek Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297

Jayme Alsup Ellis entered this world on April 14, 1983.  A true California girl and adored wife, mother, daughter, sister, cousin and friend, Jayme was full of sunshine and pure goodness.  It is with immense sadness that we announce her death, which came suddenly and unexpectedly on Thursday, October 1, 2020.

Jayme was a wonderful daughter and best friends with her three sisters.  She was also close with many cousins and cherished friends.  Jayme used her short time on earth wisely.  As a natural organizer, Jayme enjoyed planning her next adventure and jumped at any opportunity to travel. She was an avid volleyball player her entire life and especially looked forward to playing with her sisters. Jayme was often found hiking, riding bikes, running, beach camping or participating in any variety of activities. She received her degrees from BYU and UNLV, and she was an elementary teacher in Nevada, Utah and Arizona. Jayme also ran a successful online clothing boutique, Sweet Goldie Girl, named after her daughter. She loved to design and redecorate their home, and she was a natural in the kitchen and made many craveworthy dishes. Everything she did was carefully and lovingly carried out.

Jayme found joy in the journey throughout her life, and it was when she met Preston Ellis that her happiness was truly complete. He was the man of her dreams. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple on May 30, 2013 and had amazing adventures during their life together.

Preston and Jayme began their adventure in Vail, Arizona. Preston and Jayme then moved to Pasadena, California where the Ellises became a family of three and then four. They moved to Flagstaff, Arizona in 2017, right in time to simultaneously welcome baby number three and for Jayme to fight and defeat Hairy Cell Leukemia. Jayme’s lifelong dream of being a mother came true with Goldie Mae, Zachary Vernon and Cole Jay.

Goldie and Jayme were more than mother and daughter; they were two halves of the same whole. Watching them together was like witnessing a beautiful sunset at the beach.  Zac had Jayme wrapped around his finger. He was always within arm’s reach of his mom and especially loved snuggling close to her. Cole was Jayme’s final miracle and she was smitten with him. He was the grand finale that completed their family. Preston and Jayme’s final adventure together was moving to Guam where Jayme spent a lot of time at the beach with her treasured little family.  Jayme was a curator of family memories.

Jayme was a woman of faith and without guile with an unwavering testimony of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She always tried to do the right thing and people naturally followed her righteous example.

Jayme is preceded in death by her grandmother, Kona Hammond. She is survived by her husband, Preston, their three children, Goldie (5), Zac (4), and Cole (1), her parents, Richard and Karyn Alsup, her sisters, Holly Montano, Jill Braithwaite (Chan), Kelsy Vargo (David), Grandparents, Royce and Janice Alsup and Jay Hammond, and in-laws Roger and Charlotte Ellis, Jarom Ellis (Melanie), Cassie Echols (Justin), Joni Hatch (Tristan) as well as many dear nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stake center located at 7361 S. Constellation Way in Gilbert, Arizona at 10:00 AM MST (AZ time) on Friday, October 16, 2020.  A viewing will be held Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 6:30-8:30 PM MST and Friday, October 16, 2020 from 8:30-9:30 AM MST at the same location. Jayme will be laid to rest at the Gilbert Memorial Park Cemetery (2100 E Queen Creek Rd, Gilbert).  Funeral services will also be broadcast online. Those attending in-person services are asked to please wear facemasks and practice social distancing.




  • Jayme and family were in our ward in Flagstaff. My husband is the bishop. I cannot tell you how much her death has broken my heart. Jayme was the epitome of a Disciple of Christ and I am a better person for knowing and loving her. My prayers have been for you all, most especially for Preston and those precious babies. May God be with you all.
    Much love,
    Dee Dee and Bishop Pond

  • Sweet Jayme will be missed. It was an honor to begin a new friendship and I can see the brightness she has brought everywhere she has been. May she rest in peace until we all meet again.

  • Valayne and Tom

    I am so very sorry. I am heartbroken with you and pray for comfort and peace for your family. I wish I could be there to hold you and tell you how much I love you and how sorry I am. I know Jayme was so very loved.

  • Forever in our hearts sweet Jayme! We love you!

  • Dear Ellis Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Jayme. She was such a beautiful example of kindness and humility. She will be dearly missed.
    Love, the Mt. Elden Ward

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. I never met Jayme, but I do know that she was probably like her sister, Holly. So I know she was kind, loving, fun, and someone who cared about others with all their heart. You and your family are in my thoughts. Again, I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  • Bonnie McAlister

    Such a sweet girl with a sweet spirit. May the Holy Spirit comfort all of you and especially those sweet children. We thank you for being a part of our lives here In Pasadena.

  • Tyler & Jamie Hall

    We love the Alsup family! When we received the news of Jayme’s sudden passing, our hearts paused and hurt. Our prayers and thoughts went straight to Jayme and her amazing family. We are sad to not be there tomorrow at the services. We know it will be a celebration of her life. May the Spirit of God comfort all of us at this time.

  • Patricia Armstrong

    Preston and family, my deepest condolences go out to you. Since the news of your sudden, tragic loss, I have been praying for your peace and comfort during this extremely difficult time. I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting Jayme, but hearing what others say about her, I know she brought so much light into the world. Praying for you and your family.

  • Jayme and Preston joined our ward in Pasadena before Goldie came along. Jayme was the Ward’s Primary President. They were loved by the ward. We were sad when they left us. We have missed them, and were shocked and saddened to hear the sad news about Jayme. She will be remembered for her poise and beauty, and the many contributions she made to our children and to the entire ward.
    On behalf of our entire ward family, we want to express our heartfelt condolences to Preston and the entire family. Our prayers are with you all during these trying times. May God bless and keep you always.

    Gerard Jugant

  • Darlene Robinson

    Much love and my sincerest condolences to the Ellis and Alsup Families for the loss of their beautiful and extraordinary Jayme. It was an honor to observe her teaching at Anza Trail K-8 School. Her love for teaching and learning was clearly evident with each loving student interaction. She was a blessing for all whom she served. Jayme left quite the special impression with each of us, and I will continue to cherish her memory fondly. ♥️

  • Preston and family our continued prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Praying God’s peace and strength. Hoping the blessed memories of Jayme encourage your hearts and minds bringing you comfort. God bless you, Memrie Davies and family

  • Preston, We are so sorry for you and your family’s loss. Paul and Jenny

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