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Obituaries 8/17/2011

Kara Jones Stevenson

Kara Jones Stevenson, 46, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2011 in Salt Lake City,  Utah due to an extended illness. Kara was born in Seoul, Korea, raised in an orphanage, and adopted by Leonard and Shirley Jones in 1975 at the age of nine. She attended school in Anniston, AL, lived in Lucine, UT, and attended school in Grouse Creek, UT and Tremonton,  UT. She married Mike Stevenson on June 1, 1990 and their marriage was later solemnized in the Ogden Utah Temple.

Her greatest joy and happiness was found in her children, Lindsay, Emily and Alex and her dogs, Patch and Ella. Kara was a fantastic cook and loved trying new recipes and sharing them with friends and family. She cared more about others than she did herself. She was small in person but large in spirit. She will be remembered for her optimistic attitude, sense of humor and concern for everyone she knew.

She is survived by her husband Michael, daughters Lindsay and Emily, her son Alex, mother Shirley Rae Smith Jones, sister Donna Jones Sheehan, multiple extended family and her beloved puppies Patch and Ella. She was preceded in death by her grandparents LaRetta and Harold Smith and her uncle Larry Wakefield.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Kaysville  Haight Creek  Stake Center, 1520 S. Fox Pointe Drive. Friends may visit family Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Rd. and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to services at the stake center.


Ruth Snow Litchford


Deweyville – A valiant spirit, one of the jewels of our Heavenly Father was called home on August 11, 2011. Ruth Snow Litchford passed away at her home surrounded by family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Ruth was born in Deweyville, Utah, September 6, 1920. She lived most of her life in Deweyville and was raised on the family farm as the oldest child with three brothers and one sister. She married Charles Daniel Litchford, Sr. on July 22, 1943, and they were later sealed in the Logan Temple on March 7, 1945. She graduated from Bear River High School, then attended Utah State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

Ruth had many loves that developed her talents and gifts including first, her family, and also teaching, scouting, and music. All of her loves involved serving others and she used the church hymn, Have I Done Any Good? to guide her life. Ruth has been an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints all of her life. She served in the Primary, Sunday School, and MIA in various positions as a teacher, leader, chorister, and organist, and in Relief Society on a ward level as a teacher, president, and faithful visiting teacher, and in various music callings on a stake level, had a great love for family history and served a mission in the Hartford, Connecticut Mission after her retirement. She loved the Savior, serving God’s children with all of her heart, and felt an obligation to teach the Gospel through word and deed to her posterity. She loved the many family gatherings and reunions that were always held down at her home.

Ruth is survived by her eight children: Charles Daniel (Nancy) Litchford Jr., Michael Lee (Pam) Litchford, Charlette (Dale) Meservy, Larry (Jody) Litchford, Patricia (Garry) Bessinger, Victoria (Carl) Haas, David Orion (Kenna) Litchford, Jeffrey Thomas (Jeannie) Litchford; step daughter MaDean (Jim) Bisch; 31 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren; brother Wilford Woodruff (Beth) Snow Jr., and sister, Barbara Jean (George) Thackery. She was preceded in death by her husband, both parents, Orion Woodruff Snow, Jr, Lettie Dewey Snow; two brothers, Donald Reeves Snow and Dewey Snow.

Funeral services will be held at the Deweyville LDS Church 10750 North Highway 38, Dewyville, UT, Thursday, August 18, 2011 11:00 a.m. Friends may call at the Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton, UT, Wednesday, August 17,2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:30-10:40 a.m. at the church prior to the funeral services. Interment will be held at the Deweyville Cemetery. The family expresses appreciation to Intermountain Hospice and all others who have cared for our mother and brought her peace the past few weeks. Condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com.


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