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Obituaries 3-21-2012

Todd “Trevor” Dyches

Todd “Trevor” Dyches passed away on March 17, 2012 at the age of 24. Services will be held on Saturday, March 24th at Lindquist Mortuary located at 1867 N. Fairfield Road in Layton, Utah. A light Luncheon will be served after in lieu of flowers. A monetary donation can be made at any Zions Bank under the name Trevor Dyches.

Tyler Jeffrey Nielsen

TREMONTON – Tyler Jeffrey Nielsen, 31, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012, surrounded by his family.

Tyler was born May 29, 1980, to Jeffrey and Susan Summers Nielsen in Logan, Utah. He was raised in Bothwell and graduated from Bear River High School in 1998. He served an LDS mission to Kingston, Jamaica, from June 1999 to June 2001. Tyler always spoke fondly of serving the Jamaican people.

Motivated by the fateful events of 9/11, Tyler joined the Utah Army National Guard near the end of 2001 and was assigned to the 115th maintenance company. His unit was deployed to Iraq from January 2005 to May 2006. As a skilled mechanic, Tyler’s main duty was repairing damaged vehicles and other equipment. A proud patriot and faithful soldier, Tyler considered his military service to be one of the greatest experiences of his life.

Tyler married his sweetheart, Alicia Toone Nielsen, August 14, 2004, in the Logan LDS Temple. They had one daughter, TyAnne, in 2009. Tyler said his wedding and TyAnne’s birth were two of the happiest events of his life. “She will always be my precious princess,” he said. “My family is my greatest accomplishment.”

Tyler was an avid sports fan. He was most loyal to the Utah Jazz, BYU, the San Francisco 49ers and the driver of NASCAR’s No. 88, Dale Earnhardt Jr. When he wasn’t holding the remote control, Tyler loved being outdoors. He was crazy about camping, riding 4-wheelers, and drinking Mountain Dew. He also cherished guns and proudly exercised his constitutional right to bear arms.

Tyler is survived by his wife, Alicia, his daughter, TyAnne, grandmother LaNae Summers, parents Jeffrey and Susan Summers Nielsen, and four siblings, Jeremy (Nicole), David (Shamra), Mitchell (Katie), and Mattie. He is preceded in death by grandparents Jesse and June Nielsen, grandfather Farrell Summers, and Uncle Mike and Aunt Marge.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m., as well as Friday, March 23, 2012, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Tremonton West Stake Center. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Tremonton West Stake Center. Interment will be held at the Valley View Cemetery in Bothwell, UT with full military honors. Condolences may be offered at www.ruddfuneralhome.com


Raeola (Miller) Wise Harper

Nov. 1, 1932 – March 13, 2012

Loving mother, Raeola Harper, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in Vacaville, Calif., at the home of her daughter Linda. She was born in Tremonton, Utah, to parents Rudy Miller and Ethel Stokes.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  She passed from this life leaving two daughters and their spouses, Linda and Jack Hornfischer of Vacaville, Calif. and Rhonda and Richard Monk of Ogden, Utah.  She is also survived by four grandchildren, Richard (Leah) Hornfischer of Fairfield, Calif. and Erika (Seth) Jennings of Vacaville, Calif. and Robyn Monk and Ryan Michael Monk, both of Logan, Utah.  She leaves six great-grandchildren all of Vacaville and Fairfield.  She is also survived by Brother Dennis (Lila) Miller of Tremonton, Utah and Sister Trudy Garfield of Garden City, Utah.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lt Col. Lynn J. Wise in 1972 and second husband, Lt Col. James Carhart Harper in 1994.  Raeola and Lynn were married in Elko, NV, February 1950.  Lynn joined the US Army and they had an exciting life moving their family frequently to his various postings: the family moved to Washington, Virginia, Hawaii, Georgia, Tucson, Kansas, and Frankfurt and Stuttgart Germany, where Lynn passed away.

The family thoroughly enjoyed all their postings, especially Hawaii. Raeola loved swimming in the ocean, and with rare exceptions, Saturdays were spent at the beach. At his last posting, Lynn was Commander of the former Panzer Kaserne in Stuttgart, and Raeola became the President of the Officers Wives Club.

Upon Lynn’s unexpected death, Raeola and daughter Rhonda moved to Ogden, Utah, where they both attended Weber State College.  At the age of 40, Raeola graduated in the top three percent of the nation with her R.N.

She married James Harper in Reno, NV. January 1978.  They lived in Las Vegas where Jim taught at UNLV and Raeola worked as a Cardiac Care Nurse.  They loved to golf and did so most mornings once they retired.  Raeola even scored a hole-in-one while playing. They travel often, visiting many places including Europe and North Africa.  Jim passed away while they were cruising in the Cayman Islands in October 1994.

Raeola relocated to Fairfield, CA. to enjoy her grand- and great-grandchildren.  She was active in both Fairfield and Vacaville LDS Wards. She summered with her daughter Rhonda’s family at their cabin at Bear Lake, Utah, making Raeola’s summers fun and full of family. Raeola spent her final years living with daughter Linda and son-in-law, Joachim.  Raeola was the center of a large family, and she will be greatly missed.

Services will be held Saturday, March 24, at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home, 111 N. 100 E., Tremonton, Utah; viewing at 11:30 a.m., service at 1 p.m. She will be laid to rest in Garland City Cemetery next to her first husband Lynn J. Wise.

Online Condolences and memories may be shared at www.rogersandtaylor.com


James Ernest Cornwall (Jim)

James Ernest Cornwall, (Jim), 63, of Bear River City, Utah, died unexpectedly of an Aneurysm on March 6, 2012, at Intermountain Health Center Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born on Oct. 5, 1948, to Gwendolyn Laub and Kenneth Cornwall; he is the youngest of six children.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints. He Graduated from Bear River High School in 1966, and then studied for a year at Utah State University.

Shortly after High School graduation he enlisted in the National Guard where he served nine years and was honorably discharged. During this time he married Eileen Nielson Cornwall, later divorced and married Peggy Hancock Cornwall. They were later divorced.

He lived life to the fullest, and loved everyone and everything around him. His children and grandchildren were his whole world. He was the solid foundation for his family and he loved waking up every morning knowing that he was headed to coffee at JC’s, then off for a full day’s work doing exactly what he loved.

He always had kind words for every person that he met, some of his favorite lines are hey pretty girl or hey gorgeous and I love you the mostest. Or he would always ask, “do you need a dollar or two?” He was the light for many people. He had a deep love for hard work and family.

He is survived by his children, grandchildren and sisters, sons Brandon (Stephanie) Cornwall (grandchildren Kylee and Kyson), Salt Lake City, Utah. Nicholas (Holly) Holbrook, (grandchildren Cassidy, Jake, Brenna and Kelly) Brigham City UT. Joshua Cornwall Bear River City, Utah, Daughter Jamie (Garon) Stimpson (grandchildren, Dylan, Gradyn, and Rya Stimpson) Austin, Texas, and Sisters Nedra (Donrey) Secrist Brigham City, Gloria (Bud) Knudsen, Portage, Sherry (Lorin) Bingham, Collinston, Sharon (Ron) King Garland, (Kathy) Cornwall, Aurora, Colo.

He is preceded in death by mother and father Gwendolyn Laub and Kenneth Cornwall, also brother Kenneth (Kenny) Cornwall. He will be greatly missed and deeply loved.

Viewing was held in Tremonton, Utah at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home, Sunday, March 11. Funeral services were at the Bear River City LDS church, Monday, March 12, with a viewing one hour prior to funeral. Interment with military honors was at Riverview Cemetery in Tremonton, Utah, following the funeral.

An account set up at Members 1st Credit Union under James E. Cornwall to help with unplanned expenses.


Charlie LaFount Goodliffe

Charlie LaFount Goodliffe passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2012.  Charlie was born on February 13, 1917 to Charles and Anne Goodliffe in Park Valley, Utah.  Charlie grew up in Park Valley and Brigham City.

He entered the service when World War II broke out and was sent to the Philippines and almost immediately was captured by the Japanese.  He spent 3 and half years as a POW as he was captured on May 10, 1942 and liberated in September of 1945.  He said many times that he got his strength to endure both from his own faith, and his belief that his parents felt that he was still alive.  Charlie was a member of Americas Greatest Generation who quietly went off to war to save the world and then came back and made the United States the greatest nation on the face of the planet.  When he was liberated he weighed only 85 pounds and needed to be nursed back to health.  Now it just so happens that the nurse was Myla (Mickey) Mitchell and they fell in love and married in 1946.  Together they had 3 sons and a lot of good times but Myla died in 1973 from cancer.

Charlie worked for the J.C. Penney Company until his retirement and was manager of the store in Brigham City Utah from 1957 until his retirement in 1977.  He had many chances to move to bigger stores but stayed in Brigham as he liked the town and the people and thought it a good place to raise his sons.  During that time he was President of the Kiwanis club and Chamber of Commerce.

His hobbies included golf and after his retirement he spent a good deal of time gardening and helping his kids improve their houses just so, as he would put it, they could move to a different house.  Lucky for Charlie he found another love in Eloise Palmer and they married in 1982.   Now, I don’t think Charlie and Eloise were high school sweethearts or anything but they did know that the other existed.  So that was a start.  The love of golf got them together and the love of each other kept them that way.  Together they served on a mission in Nauvoo IL in 1990-91 and also served as officiators in the Logan temple for 2 years.  Charlie was instrumental in the development of the Veterans Memorial in Tremonton, Utah.  Charlie just loved people and they loved him.

Charlie is survived by his wife Eloise, his 3 sons Reid (Jane) in Ogden, Rod (Susan) in Brigham City, and Don (Lenora) in Escondido California, 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

A viewing will be held on Monday March 19, 2012 from 6 to 8pm as well as Tuesday March 20, 2012 from 10:30 to 11:30 am at the Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home at 111 North 100 East, Tremonton, UT.  Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday at 12 noon at Tremonton First Ward.  Burial will be in the Brigham City Cemetery with full Military Honors.

Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.rogersandtaylor.com


Wayne Heber Elmer

Wayne Heber Elmer, 78, of Eagle, Idaho passed away on Wednesday, March 14. Wayne was born on October 31, 1933 in Garland, Utah. Wayne grew up in Garland with a strong and hardworking family. This upbringing would be an example to Wayne and would mark the pattern that he would take in his own life. He graduated from Bear River High School in 1951.

In 1952, Wayne went to work at Hill Air Force Base and joined the Utah National Guard. He was sent many different places for various jobs. Wayne spent a year in Thule, Greenland.

After his time spent in Greenland, he went to Fort Ord, California. This is where he served the last of his time in the military. While in Fort Ord, Wayne met Peggy Saunders. They were set up on a date and Wayne was smitten with her. They dated and were later married in October of 1958.

After they were married, Wayne and Peggy moved back to Garland, Utah. They settled into life as newlyweds and started a family.  Wayne went back to work at Hill Air Force Base where he worked as an Air Craft Mechanic for twenty-four years.

Wayne spent his life learning about cars and airplanes and working on cars and airplanes. He loved to camp, fish, and was an excellent marksman. He was meticulous and everything he owned was well cared for, down to his neatly polished shoes.

Wayne loved to work and worked hard. Despite his ever weakening body, Wayne still managed to get up and go to work–he never did retire.  He held his job at Lab Corp for 10 years working as a courier and later as an office assistant. He loved the people he met through that job and he was well cared for by them.

Peggy passed away in December of 2008. Wayne missed her every second of that time. Wayne was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He believed he would see Peggy again and was anxious to return to her.

Wayne is survived by his four children: Elise (Todd) Larson of Meridian, Danny (RaeLee) Elmer of Salt Lake, Cara(Levi) Blair of Star, and Will (Kira) Elmer of Nampa, his sisters June McMaster(of Ogden, UTand Deanne Birks of Woodscross, UT, and his grandchildren: Jenniffer Elmer, Jessica (Greg) Stolworthy, Sharlee (Zach) Hatch, John (Brittany) Elmer, Shane (Kylie) Larson, Josiah Elmer, Gunnar Blair, Grayson Blair, Jodie Elmer, Julia Elmer, Gatlin Blair, and Ava Blair.

Wayne will be missed greatly by his family. He will be missed at Christmas when it is time to read the Christmas story from Luke. He will be missed when a political discussion arises. He will be missed when someone has a mechanical question to ask. There won’t be a time where his absence will not be felt.

His family is grateful for the blessing of his life and example. He has missed his wife for over three years; it is time for them to be together once again.

Enjoy the reunion!

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.  Monday, March 19, in the Eagle 9th Ward LDS Chapel, 1133 N. Park Lane, Eagle, ID.   A viewing will be held at the church on Monday from 9-10:45 a.m. prior to the service.  Interment will follow at Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Zeyer Funeral Chapel, Nampa.

LuJean Warren

TREMONTON – Ella LuJean Field Warren, 84 passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012 in the IHC Hospital in Murray with her family by her side.
LuJean was born in North Ogden, Utah on December 27, 1927 a daughter of Melbourne Eugene and Lydia Lucille Peterson Field.

She married Keith William Warren on February 16, 1947 in the Logan LDS Temple.

LuJean was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

She was a great cook, organist and enjoyed camping, fishing and playing with her grandkids.  LuJean was a very loving and caring person.

Surviving are her children: MarJean (Robert) Allred, Snowville, UT; Jerry K. Warren, Tremonton, UT; Kelly F. (Betty) Warren, Brigham City, UT; Craig (Barbara) Warren, Fielding, UT;  Kim (Julie) Warren, Thatcher, UT; Candy (Trae) Hansen, Lynn, UT; Bryan (Sherry) Warren, Garland, UT; Chad Warren, Brigham City, UT; 40 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren,  sibling: Darrell Field, Harrisville, Connie Lines, No. Ogden, UT; and Kathy Oram, Pocatello, ID.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at the Tremonton 5th Ward Chapel, 300 S. Tremont St., Tremonton.
A viewing will be Monday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 E., Brigham City and Tuesday 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. at the Church.
Interment will at the Ben Lomond Cemetery, No. Ogden, UT.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com



Merial “Mim” Williams Andreasen Johnson

THATCHER, UT – Merial “Mim” Williams Andreasen Johnson, 83, Mother, Grandmother, Great- Grandmother, Sister, and Aunt, returned to her Heavenly home on March 13, 2012 surrounded by her family. She was the 7th of 13 children born to Earl Tony Williams and Edna Adamson on the 7th of January 1929 in Bountiful, Utah. Mim married Conn “Andy” Andreasen on April 30, 1947 later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple. Andy passed away Nov 25, 1954. Mim married Leland Johnson on November 7, 1955 and moved to Thatcher, Utah. Leland passed away on Sept 20, 1966. She worked at Thiokol for 25 years.

She was active in the LDS church and served faithfully in many callings. After retiring from Thiokol she served as a missionary in the Pennsylvania, Pittsburg Mission. She also served as a temple worker in the Logan, Temple. She was a member of the Eagles Peak Camp of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and was very devoted to family history work.

Mim is survived by her children: LeRoy (Carolyn) Johnson, Thatcher; Irene (John) Burton, Reno, Nevada; John (Jo) Johnson, Thatcher, UT; Cathy (Roger) Thompson, Elwood; Shauna Fonnesbeck, Howell; Jeryl “Andie” Kalinowski, San Diego, CA; Marlene (Jack) Peck, Sandy, UT; Jan (Arthur) Douglas, Howell; and Alan (Julie) Johnson, Howell. Sisters Kay Higbee, Salt Lake, UT; Sheri Weimar, Phoenix, AZ; and one brother, Pete Williams, Warm Springs, SD. 40 Grandchildren and 85 great grandchildren.

Mim was preceded in death by her husbands, parents, one son, Mont Andreasen, three son-in-laws, Michael Kalinowski, Robert Davis, and Michael Fonnesbeck, seven brothers: Bud, Keith, Jack, Buss, Joe,
Ronald Paul, and Terry Williams; and a sister, Marlene Pederson.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Schow, and the staff at Bear River Valley Hospital, and CNS Hospice, as well as, Dr. Ali Ben-Jacob and staff at the Cache Valley Cancer Center.

Funeral services will be held on Monday March 19, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Thatcher-Penrose 1st Ward Chapel 11475 W 10400 N in Thatcher. Viewings will be held on Sunday March 18, 2012  from 6-8:00 pm at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home located at 111 N 100 E in Tremonton and preceding the funeral from 9:30 – 10:30 am at the Thatcher-Penrose Chapel. Interment will be at the Valley View Cemetery in Bothwell, UT. Condolences may be expressed at www.ruddfuneralhome.com


1 comment for “Obituaries 3-21-2012

  1. Nancy Burton
    March 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Dear Family… This message is to tell you of the Years I have loved and enjoyed your mother. She was the one in Thatcher that made me feel welcome to be in Thatcher and that I was loved no matter what was going on in the neighborhood….or that I was not just an outsider. She will be truly missed… I know Dan would be here if he could… He is in North Dakota working and loved Mim very much also…

    We will miss her wonderful smile and giggle..

    All of our love Dan & Nancy Burton

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