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Obituaries 5-2-2012

Elaine Mae Andersen

Elaine Mae Andersen, 79, passed away on April 13, 2012, at the Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center in Blackfoot.

Elaine was born on July 27, 1932, in Tremonton, Utah, the oldest child of James Clifford and Verna Lundberg John. She grew up on their family farm in Evans, Utah. She attended elementary school in Evans and graduated from Bear River High School in 1950.

She married her neighbor and the love of her life, Theo D. Andersen, in the Logan LDS Temple on Feb. 16, 1951.  They lived in Tremonton for a short time, then in 1952, they moved to Pavillion, Wyo., where they bought a small farm and raised hay and sheep.  While living in Pavillion, their first three children were born, Melody, DarVel and DiAnn.

After seven years of struggling to make ends, meet they had the opportunity to move to Rockford, Idaho, where Theo went to work at the local grocery store.  After two years of working

in the grocery business, Theo started operating Rockford Service Center in Rockford.  Their last two children, Janet and DeWayne, were born.  They felt at home in Rockford, so they purchased their home there, where she lived until she became a resident of the Skilled Nursing home in 2008.

She found her greatest joy when she was spending time with her family.

Elaine was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, where she held many callings. Two of her favorite callings were the Laurel advisor in the Young Women’s program and Spiritual Living instructor in the Relief Society. She served as an ordinance worker in the Idaho Falls Temple for 13 years and loved every minute of it. She also served for many of her later years as the Compassionate Service leader in the Relief Society. She loved the Lord deeply and it was manifest by the loving way in which she treated others.

She is survived by her children, Melody Andersen of Brigham City, Utah; DarVel (Marilyn) Andersen of Thomas, Idaho, DiAnn (Ken) Bunderson of Tremonton, Utah, Janet (Roger) Pryor of Denver, Colo., and DeWayne (Rebecca) Andersen of Kansas City, Mo., as well as her twin brothers, Floyd and Lloyd John; a sister, LaRae Hight; brother, Theron John; youngest sister, Eunice Hight; brother, Bryan John; 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Theo, and two grandchildren, Landon Bunderson and Nathan Garcia.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 20, at the Thomas 3rd Ward Chapel.

Burial followed at the Riverside Thomas Cemetery.

Family met with friends on Thursday evening at the Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling, Blackfoot, and prior to services at the church.  Condolences may be sent to condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com

            Her family would like to publicly thank all of the staff at the Skilled Nursing Center and the Staff of the Blackfoot Hospice for their loving care and kindness to Elaine during the last four years of her life.


LaMar Franklin Heslop

LaMar Franklin Heslop, 80, died April 16, 2012, in Monrovia, Calif., after a battle with cancer. He was born Jan. 9, 1932, in Ogden, Utah, to Franklin and Clide Lund Heslop. He was raised in Tremonton, Utah. He graduated from Bear River High School where he was involved in sports. After serving in the Navy he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He married Shirley Mae Faulkner on Dec. 20, 1957, in the Los Angeles, Calif., LDS Temple.

He worked 33 years for the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office. He dedicated his life to service to his family, community and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many callings, including counselor to a bishop, a bishop and a counselor in a Stake presidency. He was a temple ordinance worker, a counselor in the temple presidency of the Los Angeles temple and a sealer. He served a mission with his wife in the Adelaid, Australia mission.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; two sons and one daughter, Bradley (Holly) Heslop, LaVerne, Calif; Craig (Julie) Heslop, Monrovia, Calif; and Connie (Jim) DeLaigle, Enoch, Utah; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one sister Erma (Allan) Barfuss, Tremonton; and one brother, Ray Dee (Carole) Heslop, Huntington Beach, Calif.

His funeral was held April 21, 2012, in Monrovia, Calif.


Vaughn Streator Tingey

Vaughn Streator Tingey passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 28, 2012, after a short battle with cancer.   Vaughn was born in Tremonton, Utah, May 5, 1931, to Lillian Capener and Henry Streator Tingey. He came into this world as the younger brother of Luana.
He lived in Riverside, Utah, as a youth, graduating from Bear River High School.  He served in the US Navy on the USS Benham as Yeoman 3rd Class from 1950 to 1954.
Upon returning, he attended Utah State University and Stevens Henager College, majoring in business.         He married Doris Singleton on June 20, 1956. He and Doris had a wonderful loving friendship which lasted 54 years. They had a strong relationship, helping each other raise four children.
Vaughn was a loving and generous father who worked very hard to ensure his children and grandchildren did not want for anything.  He was supportive beyond measure and was always right there for all of them.
His love for wheat, flour and baking took him on a long, prosperous career path, which lasted over 40 years and several corporate buy-outs.
He also baked (at night), for Dick’s Market to hone his craft. He held the distinction of being a grain chemist and journeyman baker.         His passion for his work and devotion to his clients forged lasting family-like relationships. Everyone who met him became an instant friend, and his dry wit will be remembered by all who knew him.
He was an AVID Jazz fan. He loved gardening and could not drive past a nursery without buying a plant, or 20.
He was very artistic and created a few painted masterpieces. His lifelong hobbies were stamp and coin collecting. But his very favorite past-time was to spend time with his grandkids and great-grandkids.
He is survived by his daughter, VondaKay (Tony); daughter, Bonnie Jo; son, Blair (Leesa), and daughter, Suzanne (Dave); 16 grandchildren; six and a half great-grandchildren; sister Luana Andersen (Darwin), cherished nieces, nephews and his beloved dog, Roxy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, wife and grandson.
The Tingey family wishes to acknowledge the expert care given by Dr. Val Hansen, Dr. Scott West and most recently, by Dr. Regina Klein, with special thanks to Kristy Burnett and staff at Access Hospice.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 3, at Belmont 2nd Ward, 16925 N. 5200 W., in Riverside.
Friends and family may call Wednesday, May 2, from 6 until 7:30 p.m., at Rudd Funeral Home, 1234 South Main, Garland, Utah, and prior to the service Thursday from 9:30– 10:30 a.m., at the chapel.
Interment at Plain City Cemetery.
Condolences may be shared at ruddfuneralhome.com


Valaine Cornwall Austin Hunsaker

Valaine Cornwall Austin Hunsaker, 91, of Tremonton, Utah, passed away April 29, 2012, of causes incident to age.  Valaine was surrounded by her family.
Valaine was born Feb. 14, 1921, in Tremonton, to Ernest Henry and Maggie May Miller Cornwall.  She attended the first grade at the little “Union School.”  She eventually graduated from Garland LDS Seminary and Bear River High School in 1939.   She then began working for the Bear River Valley Telephone Company.
In 1941, she married Keith Howard Austin in the Logan LDS Temple.  In 1944, she and Keith started raising turkeys and made their home south of Tremonton on the Iowa String Road.
In 1963, Valaine worked at Thiokol for a short time; later she worked for Gephart’s Department Store, where she was employed for 13 years.
In 1980, her husband Keith passed away.  In 1989, she married Reginald Hunsaker and they made their home in Elwood, Utah, and Raft River, Idaho.  Reginald died in November of 2000.
Valaine spent countless hours in church and community service.  She served as Relief Society president, Relief Society Stake Board member, stake missionary and as a temple worker in the Logan Temple.
She was a Pink Lady at the Bear River Valley Hospital until just a few months ago.  She was also a member of the Civic Club, the JFF Club and captain of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.  She inherited a pioneer work ethic from her ancestors.
Valaine loved to keep a nice yard and always enjoyed entertaining and visiting with those who came to her home.
Her hobbies were quilting, crocheting and playing cards with friends and family.  She was devoted to her family…daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Valaine spent her entire life in the Bear River Valley and loved it with all of her heart.
She will be missed by her loving daughters: Sandra Larsen, Kathy (Tony) Aragon, Becky (Ross) Catron, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by husbands, Keith Howard Austin and Reginald Hunsaker, her parents, seven brothers and sisters, one grandson and one great-granddaughter.
A special thanks to her caregivers from Primrose Healthcare in Tremonton and Hospice of Utah in Ogden.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 3, at 1 p.m., at the Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home, 111 N. 100 E., Tremonton.  A viewing will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m., prior to the services.  Interment will be at the Riverview Cemetery, Tremonton.
Online condolences to the family may be left at www.rogersandtaylor.com


1 comment for “Obituaries 5-2-2012

  1. Willis & Elna Petersen
    May 28, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Was surprised to see Valaine’s obituary today [May 28].
    Sorry to have missed the funeral.
    She was a wonderful lady and a great neighbor.
    May God bless her family with everlasting memories.

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