Enid Kay Littlefield

Enid Kay Littlefield

April 25, 1942 – Dec. 20, 2021

“Here’s my heart, O take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above.”

Enid Kay Bassett Littlefield gave her heart to the “God she loved” and was called home on Monday, Dec. 20, 2021. Having been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer at the end of May 2020, she exemplified grace and courage as she accepted God’s will for her. Thankfully, He blessed this world to have her warmth and kindness for an added year and seven months, for which we are forever grateful.

Enid, or Eddie as she was known by her friends, loved to tell people that she had been born and raised in Wyoming, which meant that she was tough. She was born on April 25, 1942, to Leah and Paul Bassett and enjoyed a sweet childhood growing up in the small town of Lovell with her four siblings, Clark, Myrtle, Sharleen and Craig. 

She was a shy, tiny, blonde-haired, brown-eyed girl, with a wonderful wit and joyful soul. She was known among her classmates for never having a hair out of place or a wrinkle in her clothes. She was amazed and humbled by the outpouring of love from her classmates in her last few years and spoke of them all with great fondness. Though she had traveled and lived all over the world, she always counted Lovell as her home.

After graduating from Lovell High School in 1960, Enid attended BYU in Provo, Utah, where she met her husband, Gary. He said that he saw her walking on campus one day, “this beautiful, blonde girl,” and knew that he was going to marry her, and he did on May 24, 1962, in the Salt Lake City Temple for all eternity. She often said that he was the only man she ever loved. He drove her crazy, but he was “the love of (her) life.” That’s when the real adventures began.

In 1965, they were living in Orem, Utah, when their first child, Tianne, was born. Enid adored being a wife and mother, and she devoted the rest of her life to this calling. Her second child, Polly, was born in 1967, and this family of four enjoyed a few years of quiet simplicity until Gary took a job in Iran. They lived in Ahwaz, Iran, for two years while Gary helped establish the country’s steel mill, and they loved it. They took advantage of their time overseas and traveled all over the world, which she counted as a wonderful blessing.

When they returned to the states, they moved to the suburbs of Chicago, where they were blessed with their third child, Jill, in 1974. Then they moved to Houston, and in 1978, Jason was born, and Enid’s family was complete. They moved several more times to places such as Wyoming, Indiana, Colombia, South America, Montana, Utah and Idaho. 

She loved hunting for rocks, enjoying scenic drives, tending to her flowers, yard and plants, listening to beautiful music, laughing with friends and family and dealing with stress by power cleaning. Everyone who met her adored her and could see the love she had for her Savior radiating from her countenance. The world was truly blessed with 79 years of her quiet strength, unceasing faith and extraordinary love. Now, she is embarking on her last and greatest adventure. She will be buried next to her eternal companion in Rexburg, Idaho, until we meet again.

A “graduation ceremony” was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 South Ammon Road, Ammon, Idaho. The services were recorded and posted for all of her friends via her obituary page at woodfuneralhome.com.

Condolences may also be sent to the family online at woodfuneralhome.com.