Obituaries April 4, 2012
Charlotte Elizebeth Gibson Worthen
Tremonton – Our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Charlotte Elizebeth Gibson Worthen, 80, passed away peacefully at her home on March 31, 2012. She was born August 3, 1931 in Ogden, Utah the daughter of Leland and Ada Golda Winward Gibson. She graduated from Weber High School and attended Weber State College. Charlotte married Verl LeRoy “Roy” Worthen in the Salt Lake City Temple on January 23, 1953. They lived in North Ogden for 33 years and the last 14 years in Tremonton. Charlotte worked at DDO for 27 years.
She was a member of the North Ogden 2nd Ward for many years and currently a member of the Fairview 1st Ward in Tremonton. She served as Primary President, Sunday School teacher and visiting teacher.
Charlotte enjoyed traveling, visiting grandkids/great-grandkids, camping with her grandkids and making baby blankets for them.
She is survived by her husband, of 59 years, Roy; 4 sons, Brent, Scott, Gary and Wes Worthen; daughter, Dana (Jerry) Bywater; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers, Owen and Ron, and her granddaughter, Heidi Jo.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Myers Ogden Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd. The family will greet friends on Wednesday, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9:40 to 10:40 a.m. Interment will be in the Ben Lomond Cemetery, North Ogden, Utah.
The family would like to thank Dr. Lish and Hospice for their care of Charlotte.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com
Heber Marsh Butler
GARLAND –Heber Marsh Butler, 90, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2012, in the home of his son, Mark H. Butler, of Orem Utah.
Heber was born in Garland, Utah, on November 22, 1921, the seventh son of Heber Close Butler and Rose Zipporah Marsh Butler.
He married Martena Terry on Friday, November 13, 1942 in Tallahassee, Florida, which he always said was the luckiest day of his life. Five days later he departed for combat duty in North Africa. On October 14, 1943, they were sealed in the Logan LDS Temple.
Heber was born and raised in Garland. He attended local schools, graduating from Bear River High School where he ran track, swam, and played the snare drum. He was proud to be a four year graduate of LDS Seminary. Upon graduating from high school, he and his brother, Richard, volunteered for the Army Air Corps. His first duty assignment was at Mather Field near Sacramento, California, during which he met Martena. Heber attended various military training schools which prepared him to be a pilot, his youthful dream. He loved flying and rapidly attained Command Pilot rating.
His military service took him and his family to many duty assignments within the United States, and a three year tour of duty at Itazuki AFB, on the island of Kyushu, Japan. During WW II he served in North Africa, flying 50 missions in the P-38 over North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. During the Korean War, he flew the F-86 on 50 fighter missions and as a test pilot. He also served a combat tour during the Vietnam War. Heber flew many hazardous missions “ferrying” F-86 and F-100 fighter planes from the US to bases in Germany during the mid 1950’s. It was always an exciting time when he returned with pictures of his travels and gifts from Europe.
His military assignments provided him with opportunities to serve in many different positions in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of which he was an active member and to share his firm testimony of the gospel. He served as a Group Leader, Elders Quorum President, Sunday School teacher, Stake Mission President, counselor in a Stake Presidency, Stake Sunday School President, Stake High Council, High Priest Group Leader and fifteen years as Family Records Extraction Director. He and Martena served a two year mission in Guam where he was counselor to the mission president based in Hawaii. That calling involved exciting air and boat travel to many of the Micronesian Islands. He loved his Father in Heaven and his country. Heber retired from the Air Force after 33 years of service returning to his “roots” in Garland.
Retiring from the military, but not from life, he continued activity in his community, particularly in Church, and also as patriarch of a growing posterity. He enjoyed gardening and sharing the fruits of his labor, the big blue bus and various family activities in that bus. Several years ago as a Utah veteran, he participated with KUED in recording his military experiences of WW II. He also delivered several presentations at the Hill AFB Museum, where an F-100 bears his name.
Surviving are his wife, Martena, Garland/Brigham City; children: Rose Hensley, Brigham City; Michael Butler, Garland; Joyce (Gary) Payne, San Antonio, TX; Mary Louise (Craig) Anderson, Elwood; Joanna Butler, Perry; Mark (Shelly) Butler, Orem; Paul (Trisha) Butler, Collinston; 34 wonderful grandchildren and 53 really great grandchildren; sister: Vida Jensen, Bear River City/Brigham City. He was preceded in death by his son, David, his parents, and eight of ten siblings.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 6, at the Garland Stake Center, 140 W Factory, at 11:00 a.m. A public viewing will be held on Thursday, April 5, from 6-8 p.m. at Rudd Funeral Home, at 1234 South Main, Garland. Another viewing will be held prior to the funeral from 10:00-10:45 am at the Garland Stake Center.
Interment will be in the Garland Cemetery. Full Military Honors Accorded by the Combined Veterans of Box Elder County. Condolences may be sent to the Heber M. Butler family at www.ruddfuneralhome.com
LaRae Millard Kendall Coombs
LaRae Millard Kendall Coombs peacefully passed away March 28, 2012 in Logan, UT. LaRae was born March 26, 1928 in Cokeville, WY to William Edwin and Ethel Julian Millard Kendall, five minutes after her twin, LaRue. She married Dale Webb Coombs on May 25, 1956 in the Logan, UT Temple.
She lived in Preston, ID where she graduated Preston High School. After meeting Dad, they settled in East Garland, UT. She was a member of the LDS Church which she served a mission to the North Central States, and has served in many callings including Relief Society President. She loved being a Nursery Leader. She was a faithful Visiting Teacher. Many new mothers and new move-ins to East Garland received a loaf of warm bread and a pot of warm soup. LaRae was also a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. She loved to crochet and knit and gave many afghans away.
LaRae is survived by her children: Gayla Coombs; Shelley, ID, Clair Dale (Danita) Coombs; Elwood, UT, Reatha (Drew) Hansen; Trenton, UT, Kevin (Yvonne) Coombs; East Garland, UT ; Curtis (Christine) Coombs; Pleasant Grove, UT, Stephanie (Mark) Bowen; Clark, NJ, Michael (Fawn) Coombs; Garland, UT, 17 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, Siblings: Grace (Fred-deceased) Veibell, Conna (Myrl) Klippert, Donna (Owen) Sharp and her twin sister LaRue (Richard) Hunt.
She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers; Leland Kendall and Carroll Kendall, sister Edna, husband, and great-granddaughter-Adison Chelsey Jensen.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Kami Haslam, Logan Nursing & Rehab and the kind sisters of the East Garland Ward for their tender care given to our mother when we weren’t able to be around.
Funeral service will be held at 11 am, Monday, April 2, 2012 at the Fielding LDS Stake Center located at 4375 W 15600 N. Viewings will be held from 6-8pm Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home located at 111 N 100 E in Tremonton, UT, and from 9:30-10:30 at the Stake Center preceding the Funeral. Interment will be at the Fielding Cemetery. Online Condolences may be shared with the family at www.ruddfuneralhome.com
Andrew Christian Jensen
Ogden – Our dear brother, friend, uncle, son and father, Andrew (36) passed away March 23, 2012, in his sleep. He will be dearly, dearly missed especially by his adoring son, Dylan, the light of his life and his loving mother Carol, who was his biggest fan. All who knew him, know that he was very passionate for the ones he loved. He wore his heart on his sleeve. He was never afraid to tell you how he felt, and loved a great debate. He always was up for a good joke or prank.
He loved the Lord with his whole heart and is now in Heaven getting a bear hug from Jesus. He was a born-again Christian and enjoyed attending camp retreats.
Andrew was born December 5, 1975 to Wayne Lewis and Carol Elaine Perkins Jensen. He attended Bear River High, graduated from Box Elder High and also attended Weber State University. His greatest joy was fatherhood and spending time with his son, Dylan.
He also enjoyed camping, fixing cars, hanging out with his nieces and nephews, retro music (humming and singing) and old movies.
He is survived by his loving companion, Jennifer Shantel; son, Dylan Jensen; parents, Wayne and Carol Jensen; 3 sisters and 1 brother, Virginia Hadley Hunsaker (Jeff), Melanie Marie Whitesides (Eric), Elizabeth Anne Marchant (Lynn) and Benjamin Wayne Jensen (Summer) and 18 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, James Lewis Jensen and both sets of grandparents.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2012 at the First Baptist Church, 2519 Jefferson Avenue. Friends may call at Myers Ogden Mortuary on Thursday, March 29th from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church prior to the service from 12 to 12:45 p.m.
Interment, Myers Evergreen Memorial Park, 100 Monroe Blvd.
Not gone – just gone ahead!
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com
Ruth Gleason Warburton
Desdemona Ruth Gleason passed away on Monday March 26, 2012. Ruth was born on October 4, 1924 in Garland, Utah, to George and Myrtle Jensen Gleason. Ruth married Dale Leroy Warburton on February 3, 1951- Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple on February 10, 1969.
Ruth is survived by her three sons, Dale Bradford (Debbie), Michael Gleason (Carole), Lawrence “Larry” D. (Barbara) Warburton, and daughter Laura Warburton Folkman. Ruth was also blessed with 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Ruth is also survived by one brother, Keller Alvirus Gleason and his wife Miweeze, three brothers-in-law, Lawrence Fred Culver (Phyllis), Robert Valentine (Barbara), and James Sheridan (Dorothy Warburton), two sisters-in-law, Barbara Marshall Warburton (Gerald), Carol Holmes Warburton (Robert), and many loving nieces and nephews.
Ruth was raised and spent the majority of her childhood in Garland, Utah. Ruth excelled in her education. After attending Bear River High School she went on to Utah State University before going on to graduate from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in English and History. She later mastered in Education.
Immediately following her marriage to Dale, Ruth joined him in Grouse Creek where they started a family, which was to become three boys and one girl. Ruth spent the majority or her adult life teaching elementary school, starting out in the Lucin, Utah school. The family then moved back to Garland where Ruth spent the rest of her teaching career at Garland Elementary until her retirement. As Ruth would say, “My greatest accomplishment in life is my kids” and “I don’t think there’s any time in your life you should stop learning something or other.”
Viewings for Ruth will be held Friday, March 30, 2012 from 6-8pm at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E.) as well as from 10:30-11:30am prior to the funeral at the LDS Tremonton West Stake Center (345 S. 1000 W.). Funeral services for Ruth will be held Saturday, March 31, 2012, 12:00pm, at the LDS Tremonton West Stake Center. Interment will be at the Garland Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.rogersandtaylor.com