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Obituaries 12/7/2011

James Dean Hone

Jim passed away at home on Nov. 18, 2011, in Ferndale, Wash. He retired from the US Army in 1991 where he served proudly for 21 years. Jim was a veteran of the Vietnam War where he served with his brother Tom.

He was preceded in death by his father Dean Hone and his brother Tom Hone of Utah. He is survived by his wife Torey and her children, Austin and Laney. Son, Lt. Peter (Yuko) Taylor, daughters Cindy (Tim) Hone DeMarchi, Jamie Hone Gleason, Kirsten (Neil) Taylor Fazzari. Mother Bessie Hone, sister-in-law Marcella Hone and seven grandchildren – Kristina Tinoco, Donatello, Carmelina , Angelynah , Marcelino DeMarchi, Jackson Gleason and nieces and nephews. Jim is missed by his wife Torey who loved him with all her heart. He will be missed by many dear friends – hunting and fishing buddies, fellow Veterans, neighbors and especially by Mary Hone Roby.

Jim loved his puppies, Sasha and Tanker. His wishes were to have his ashes laid to rest on his mountain in Eastern Washington with his other loyal puppies, Annie and Pepper. Please join us for a celebration of Jim on Dec. 10, at 1 p.m., at the Moles Greenacres Funeral Home in Ferndale. In lieu of flowers please make any gifts to Moles Greenacres Funeral Home to help defray the cost of the funeral.


Samuel (Dell) Ospital

Tremonton- Samuel (Dell) Ospital passed away December 1, 2011. He was born September 3, 1920 in Clear Creek, Utah, to Phillip Ospital and Irene Baldwin. He has a sister Janet. He married Kathleen Mary Lloyd June 5, 1943; they had two children, John and Maureen, later divorced. He married Ada Kempton August 13, 1947. Sam was a devoted husband and father.

Sam was educated in Clear Creek, his early childhood memories included having a pair of Ski’s for Christmas, those along with his horse and fishing rod provided his entertainment, later hunting became a big part.

He joined the Canadian Army in March 1941 and transferred to the American Army in September 1942, honorably discharged in July 1945.

Sam returned to Clear Creek after the war becoming a sheep herder, later Hereford cattle became his passion, his herds always fetched a premium at market. In 1986 Sam and Ada went to England to see Sam’s new granddaughter Sarah. During their stay, they visited Hereford to see where the bread originated. Sam is survived by his son Jon (Anne) Tomkins, granddaughter Sarah (James), daughter Maureen (John) Seal, granddaughter Caroline (Graham), Great granddaughter Imogen.

He was a loving stepfather to Ada’s children and grandchildren.

John, Anne, Sarah and James would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Mistie and all the staff at ‘Our House of Tremonton’ for all the care and support they have shown to Sam in his twilight years.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 7, at the LDS chapel in Malta, Idaho. A viewing will be held Tuesday, December 6, from 4-6 PM at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton, and at the church in Malta Wednesday morning from 10-10:45 prior to the funeral. Interment will be in the Clear Creek cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com


Whitney Star Burnham Short

Whitney Star Burnham Short, age 40, became our Angel on Friday December 2, 2011 in the arms of her husband and son. She was born on July 10, 1971 in Holbrook, Arizona to Gary Burnham and Coral Lee Prickett. She spent her life traveling and enjoying the beauties of the world. As a nanny Whitney touched lives and helped many children. She was loved by all; from Utah, Arizona, California, Massachusetts and England where she eventually made her home and spent her life with the loves of her life; “her boys”, Andrew and Alex.

Whitney graduated from Bear River High school in 1989. She then attended college at BYU, Arizona Community College, and finished in Oxford. She discovered her passion for reading as well as writing and some of her writings were published. We will remember her witty sense of humor, contagious laugh, warm heart and open arms that cared for everyone she met, especially the love she had for her family.

Whitney is survived by her husband; Andrew Short, son; Alex Short, parents; Gary and Lana Burnham and Dave and Coral Lee Prickett, grandmother; Evelyn Burnham, mother and father in law; Ian and Marinaiz Short, her siblings; Jason (Kristin) Burnham, Jared (Jamie) Burnham, Courtney (Kevin) Miller, Rhiannon (Bart) Atkin, Heidi (Lawrence) Flitton, Emily (Trent) Sorensen, Shawnee Billings (Anthony Bertagnole), Tim (Stephanie) Billings, Heather (Bryan) Millburn, Chelsea Prickett Nunez, and Grant (Dawn) Prickett, brother in law; Michael (Amanda) Short, and 29 nieces and nephews who she was very proud to call her family. We miss you Whitney, always be our shining star.

Memorial services will be held on Friday December 9, 2011 at 3:00 PM at the Tremonton South Stake center; 1150 S. Tremont St. Tremonton, Utah.

Interment will be held in Rochester Kent, England.

In lieu of flowers please donate in her honor to the American Diabetes Association @ www.diabetes.org, “Donation”, “Always and Forever Tribute” then “Star Foundation.”

Frances Pearl Rhees Burt
1929 – 2011

Bear River City-Frances Pearl “Pert” Burt was reunited with her husband on December 5, 2011. Her heart was broken three weeks ago when her husband Dale passed away. They had never spent time away from each other and so are now once again reunited.
She was born to Reuben George Rhees and Frances May Cragun in Pleasant View Utah on February 14, 1929. She was only a few days old when her mother passed away. She attended elementary school in Pleasant View and high school at Weber High School where she played the cornet with two other girls. They traveled throughout the valley performing.

Her father married Thelma Ward and she became the only mother that Frances knew.
She spent her teenage years at Crystal Springs in Honeyville, Utah to work for her uncle who owned the springs. This is where she met her one and only love, Dale Harrison Burt. She attended nursing school at the Dee Memorial Hospital in Ogden until her marriage to Dale on November 10, 1948 in the Logan LDS Temple. They moved into the Burt family home in Honeyville where they lived until their deaths. Frances worked at the Cooley Memorial Hospital as a scrub nurse. She then continued her education learning shorthand and typing skills and became a secretary at Thiokol Chemical. After leaving Thiokol she became a secretary for the Box Elder School District where she worked until her retirement. She and Dale served a mission in the California Oakland mission as service missionaries. Dale and Frances were known throughout the county for there beautiful yard and flower gardens.

She loved her five children: Carlos Junior, Marilyn (Craig) Smith, Dale Rhees (Glenna) Burt, Michelle (Rod) Mund and Blake Thomas (Ann) Burt. They gave her a beautiful posterity of 16 grandchildren and 19 Great Grandchildren. Her children survive her as well as five siblings Connie Ward, Reuben “Butch” Rhees, Ranae Linford, Geniel VanKampen and Raymond Rhees. She was preceeded in death by her parents, husband Dale and a great-grandson Caleb.

The family would like to express appreciation to the AFI Advanced Care Hospice, especially Brenda and Kathy for their loving care.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 9, 2011 at the Bear River City Chapel, 5870 North 4700 West, Bear River City. Friends may call at the Bear River City Chapel Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Friday morning prior to the funeral from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The internment will follow in the Brigham City Cemetery. The family suggests donations to the LDS Church Missionary Fund.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com


Mary Edna Reese Hyer

Tremonton-Mary Edna Reese Hyer, 98, passed peacefully through the veil early Saturday morning 3 December 2011; at the home of her son Alan & Susan Hyer in Eagle Mountain, Utah Co., Utah. Edna was born 29 October 1913 at Chesterfield, Caribou, Idaho, to Thomas Edwin and Emma Sessions Reese; the 1st of 8 children. She married Frank Andrew Hyer on 22 September 1936 in Logan Utah Temple.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, a grandson, 4 sisters and 2 brothers. She is survived by 5 sons Kenneth, Keith (Kathryn), Marvin (Brenda), Max (Peggy) and Alan (Susan) 19 Grand Children and 55 Great Grand Children.

Edna was a long time resident of Garland, Utah until forced by her health and age to live with her sons and daughters in law.

She was a faithful member of the LDS Church serving in many positions and callings in the Primary and Relief Society. She was well known for her skills at baking ie., bread, rolls, cookies, and pies. She was skillful at crocheting, knitting, making innumerable pieces for family, friends and neighbors.

Special thanks to the Hospice workers in Tremonton, and Eagle Mountain who rendered such loving care.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Garland Tabernacle, 140 West Factory in Garland, UT. A viewing will be held Friday, December 9, 2011from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton, and Saturday from 9:30 – 10:30 prior to the funeral, at the Tabernacle. Interment will be in the Garland Cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com


Troy David Earl

Thatcher-Troy David Earl, 43, loving husband, dad, son and friend passed away November 30, 2011 in Thatcher, UT. He was born August 18, 1968 in Payson, UT to Jerry L. and Janice McKee Earl. He married Robin Angela Hood June 27, 1992.

Troy was raised and educated in Layton and graduated from Layton High School with the class of 1986. He was a Certified Welder by Trade and also a Truck Driver. Troy loved the great outdoors and was known to be a lover of animals.

Troy is survived by his Wife, Robin; son, Roger Earl; Parents, Jerry (Armida) Earl and Janice McKee Earl; Mother and Father-in-law, Ronald and Sandy Hood; Brother, Jason Earl and Sister Hollie Hanson; brother-in-law Ronald M. Hood and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his Mother-in-law Teresa Hood.

Private Services and Interment will be held by the family.

The family suggests donations be made in Troy’s name at the Wells Fargo Bank.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com


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