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Obituaries 1/25/2012

Vonda Belle Tolman Hess

Vonda Belle Tolman Hess beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grand mother, and great-great-grandmother passed from this life on Jan 16, 2012 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born 15 December 1922 in Thatcher, Utah to Benjamin Hewitt Tolman III and Emily Louise Knowles Tolman. She attended Bear River High School. She married Quintin R. Hess on 28 April 1941. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan temple. They lived in Salt Lake City, Logan and settled in Fielding after purchasing the family farm from Quintin’s father in 1946.

As the smallest kid in her class in school she would routinely be called pee wee and other names like that but, it had little effect on her determination to be the fastest runner in the county track meet where she beat all the boys and girls. You could say dynamite does come in a small package. With a heart made of gold and spirit made of platinum she was the kindest and most loving mother and grandmother the world has ever known. She loved her children and devoted every ounce of her energy to making a happy and prosperous home and created an environment of respect and love where the spirit could dwell in abundance. That was no small task when considering all the problems that arise daily on the dairy farm and the many years she exhibited long-suffering hoping to persuade her teenagers to be obedient.

Her entire life was dedicated to helping her family to become more Christ-like, and as a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints she served diligently throughout her life and set a wonderful example for her posterity on how to live and be happy.

Vonda spent her entire married life as a devoted housewife and mother and loved to cook and eat good food. A good portion of her time was spent in the yard where she would cultivate and grow some of the most beautiful flowers that even God would be proud of. She would spend her summer months working in the vegetable garden and fall months each year canning the produce from the garden. She developed a unique talent in canning some of the best pickles that you could imagine. About 2 weeks before Christmas she would start to make candy, cookies, pies, chocolates, and wonderful caramels. She loved to make birthday cakes and all kinds of pastries. She once said that her favorite food was her mother’s Vegetable Soup and Homemade Ice Cream.

Vonda always provided a good word of encouragement for everything that her kids would try to do. Even when things did not go as well as they wanted, she always tried to find the positive side and build on it. In spite of being small in stature she has left a legacy as large as the Universe and will be greatly missed by her posterity.

She was very proud and loved every one of her 11 children, 53 grandchildren, 117 great-grand children, and 5 great-great-grand children.

She is survived by her children Judy (Dennis) Richards, Lehi; Charles (Marlean) Hess, Merced Calif; Harold (Jane) Hess, Farr West; Mary (Mike) Perry, Cedar Rapids, IA; Tim (Karen) Hess, Providence; Dave Hess, Brigham City; Vaughn (Tonya) Hess, Fielding; Barry (Joelle) Hess, Fielding; Becky (Jeff) Ewing, Logan; sister Emily Louise Tolman (Joe) Corbett; brother Edward Smith (Joy) Tolman.

She is preceded in death by her eternal companion Quintin R.; daughter Gaylene; son Quintin R. Jr.; grandson Nathan Andrew Hess; 6 brothers, Ralph Wheatley, Benjamin Austin, Gerald Hewitt, Don Carlos, James Rex, Jackie David, and 1 sister, Twila Jane (Forsgren).

We wish a very special thank you to all the people at the Williamsburg Retirement Community and Hospice for the many hours of devoted care they provided for Vonda. We also offer a personal thank you to Scott Monson, Lance Hill and Kathy Hall for the extra special care and comfort they offered during her final months.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday 21 January 2012 at the Fielding Stake Center, 4375 W 15600 N Fielding Utah. Family and friends may call at the Fielding Stake Center Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and Saturday morning from 10:30 to 11:45 am. Online condolences can be made at ruddfuneralhome.com

 

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NaDean Archibald Weidman

Elwood- NaDean Archibald Weidman passed away January 17, 2012 in Ogden, UT. NaDean was born September 24, 1926 in Plymouth, UT to Jesse and Mary Irene Hess Archibald. She attended school in Plymouth and graduated from Bear River High.  She married Virgil Clark Weidman on March 3, 1955 and later solemnized their marriage in the Logan LDS Temple.

She worked at Hill Air Force Base and owned a beauty shop in Roy, Bear River City and Elwood. She was still doing hair at age 85 for all of her special clients and friends.

She was a member of the LDS Church, where she taught in the Primary, Mutual and Sunday School. She was the makeup artist for the road shows for many years, and created some unique hairstyles for the kids.

She is survived by her children: Cindy (Cris) Celaya, Garland, Utah, Margo (Calvin) Roberts, Bluebell, Utah, Clark (Nancy) Weidman, Elwood, Utah, 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and Siblings: Clain (Jess) Carma Archibald and Aileen (Dee) Williams and many special nieces, nephews that she considered her own.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father, husband, and brother-in-law Dee Williams.

Funeral services will be held Saturday January 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM. Viewings will be held on Friday January 20, 2012 from 6-8 PM and Saturday January 21, 2012 from 9:00 to 10:30 AM. All services will be held at the Elwood LDS Chapel, 4865 W 9600 N in Elwood, UT. Condolences can be offered at ruddfuneralhome.com

 

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Jenae Stenquist Hunsaker

TREMONTON – Jenae Stenquist Hunsaker, 73, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully, at home, in her husband’s loving arms, on January 17, 2012. Jenae valiantly fought a five year battle with cancer, with courage, no complaints and a smile always on her face.

She was born September 1, 1938, in Tremonton, Utah to E. LeRoy and Lawana Stenquist. She was their only child and was the joy of their lives. She attended school in Tremonton and graduated from Bear River High School and LDS Seminary. She attended Utah State University and Brigham Young University and was employed at Thiokol Corporation.

Jenae married C. Ben Hunsaker on September 26,1958 in the Logan LDS Temple. They made their home in the South Tremonton area, where they raised their four daughters and operated their family farm.

Throughout Jenae’s life, she enjoyed taking care of their yard and garden, walking, reading, baking, canning, shopping, doing handiwork, quilting, and sewing for her children and grandchildren.  She and Ben also enjoyed their time together traveling, attending the temple, and spending time with their family.

Jenae’s home was always a haven for her grandchildren where there were games to be played with Grandma along with her undivided attention. The grandchildren looked forward to an unending supply of her famous cookies, goodies and homemade treats to eat. She worked hard at establishing family traditions. She led by example in everything she did.

She devoted her life to serving her family and others. She was a loving daughter and gave constant service to her parents throughout their lives, especially in their later years. She was a good listener and always offered sound counsel and guidance. She and Ben loved, lifted, and supported their children and grandchildren in every endeavor they participated in. “Grandma Nae” was
the heart of her family.

Jenae was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and had many callings in the Tremonton 3rd Ward which included Young Women’s President, serving in the Primary, Mutual and Relief Society presidencies and Stake Primary Presidency. She was a devoted visiting teacher and the most caring and steadfast Compassionate Service Leader for many
years. She continued rendering service to others even while receiving her cancer treatments. There was grace in her steps, heaven in her eyes, in every gesture, dignity and love.

She is survived by her husband, C. Ben Hunsaker; 4 daughters: Christy (Jon) Hawkes; Lori (Kyle) Potter; Jerilyn (Brett) Payne; Jamie (Tony) Park; 14 grandchildren: Jessica, Nick, Zack and Greg Hawkes, Lindsey, Landon, and Kaden Potter, Josie, Sierra, Easton and Erica Payne and Riley, Jenna and Crystal Park; and 5 great grandchildren.

Funeral services are under the direction of Gillies Funeral Chapel and will be held at 12 Noon on Monday, January 23, 2012, at the Tremonton LDS 3rd Ward Chapel, 9590 North 6800 West. Friends and family may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, at the Tremonton LDS 3rd Ward and on Monday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the church prior to services at noon. Burial will be in the Tremonton Riverview Cemetery.
Email condolences to the family at www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com.

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