Elda Smith Allred Weber was born 16 November, 1923, to Wesley “N” Smith and Luilla Ranzenberg. She was the oldest of five children, with Nola (Robinson), LaDee , Carl and Norda (Tenney, Shepard) following as her siblings.
She was raised in Fairview, Wyoming surrounded by family and many close friends. At the age of six years old, her Ranzenberg grandparents were both taken seriously ill. Her Grandmother died on January 15, 1930 with her Grandfather passing away the next day, January 16, 1930. Her mother, Luilla, died when Elda was 15 years old.
She attended schools in Fairview and Afton, Wyoming. She participated in dance and always loved dancing throughout all her life. She graduated from Star Valley High School after which she worked as a telephone operator in Afton.
She married Ronald E. Allred on August 7, 1942 in the Salt Lake Temple. Ron was previously married to Lorene Pead who had passed away. They had one daughter, Sherry (Luthi) who she helped raise from a young child. Ron and Elda’s first child was Curtiss “R”, born 7 June 1943 but from complications at birth passed away after approximately 4 hours. Other children born to them were Rauna Lynn (Del Bangerter) , McKell “W” (Glenae Draney), Holly (Larry Veigel), Vandi (Mike Hansen) and Valeri (Renn Hoopes).
She helped in establishing a joyful, safe and happy childhood for her family, teaching them faith, obedience and the gospel of Jesus Christ. She served in many capacities in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout her entire life. Ron and Elda served together for many years as Star Valley Stake dance directors where they visited each ward in the valley teaching dancing as an activity to youth and adults. She loved this calling and they made many friends and had such a fun time together.
She helped in supporting her family by working at the Star Valley Cheese factory making pies and CallAir/Aerotek. Her husband, Ron, passed away 1 November, 1975. She married Winslow B. Weber in 1987, and they served a mission together for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in North Platte, Nebraska. Winslow died in 1999.
Due to the mispronunciation of Grandma by a grandson who pronounced it PomPom, this nick-name stuck for all of her family and soon many friends and associates.
In September of 2018 she was admitted into the Star Valley Care Center where she received outstanding care and made eternal friends. She passed away the morning of January 14, 2019.