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Obituaries 8-22-2012

Lorna Nelson Crozier

Lorna Nelson Crozier passed away Aug. 17, 2012, at her home in Thatcher, Utah.  She was born Dec. 19, 1929, Thatcher, to Joseph and Hannah DuFosee Knowles Nelson.  She married George “Tuny” Crozier on June 19, 1948.
Lorna graduated from Bear River High School.  She and her husband and children earned a livelihood working side by side on their farm and steel building business.
Tuny and Lorna had the opportunity to serve as a missionary couple in the Nauvoo mission.  Lorna loved the gospel and compassionately served her church and her family.
She is survived by her children: Tamera (Douglas) Newman, Kelly, Kit (Merrilee), and Max (Karen) Crozier; 14 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Colleen Pali.
She is celebrating a happy reunion with her husband and two sons, Michael George and Ricky Val Crozier; her parents and four siblings, Glen Nelson, Joyce Housley, Bessie Kay, and Elwyn Nelson; and numerous relatives.
Viewings were held Monday, Aug. 20, at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton, Utah, and before the funeral  service,  at the Thatcher LDS Ward building (11475 West 10400 North); Funeral services wereTuesday, August 21, at 11:00 a.m. at the Thatcher Ward Chapel; burial, Valley View Cemetery, Bothwell,
The children extend a special thanks to Aunt Colleen, Lydia Martin and Primrose Hospice caregivers. Condolences may be offered at ruddfuneralhome.com

Earl David Memmott
1966 ~ 2012

On Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, we lost our beloved husband, father, brother and friend after a brief battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 27, 1966, to June David and Ardella Kay Memmott.
Earl grew up in Garland and attended Bear River High School.
He married his soulmate, Karen Thompson, July 4, 2007.
Earl was a gifted tradesman, running a successful concrete business for several years in Cache Valley.
Most recently he worked for Larry H. Miller in Riverdale. Selling cars was a true passion of his. He received a distinguished salesman award.
He also served our country with the Utah National Guard.
If you were his friend you were one for life.
He enjoyed billiards, fishing and weekly barbecues with family, particularly his grandkids. He made many friends through all his hobbies.
Earl has been a significant and positive influence on countless lives through the years. He was truly one of a kind and a straight shooter. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife, Karen, his daughter, Brandi Chere (Matt) Shaffer, stepson, Casey Wilkerson, stepson, SGT. Cody (Evelyn) Wilkerson, stepson, SGT Steven Andersen; grandkids, Kayla-Jo, Chloee Chere, Brooklyn, Champ and Kaylee;  His mother Ardella; brother Keith (Sandra) Peck, parents-in-law Robert and Gayla Thompson, sisters, Gloria and Jan; and many nieces and nephews.
Earl was preceded in death by his father; a brother, Richard Lane Peck; and both his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m., at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home, 111 N. 100 E. Tremonton. Viewings will be held at the mortuary Friday, Aug. 24,  from 6-8 p.m., and Saturday prior to services from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be given to help with his final arrangements.
Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.rogersandtaylor.com

Jack Roland Crane

BENNINGTON, IDAHO – Jack Roland Crane’s wish came true on Aug. 16, 2012, at 2:30 a.m., when he woke up “Safely Dead.”  He was born to Mahonri Barnum and Mable Merrill Crane on Jan. 3, 1920, in Montpelier, Idaho.  He was a beloved and devoted son who helped his dad on the farm and hauled milk and freight.  He spent almost his entire life in Bennington and his nearby ranch.
After eighth grade graduation from the old Bennington School, he attended Montpelier High School where he served as studentbody president.  He was active in sports and lettered in track, football and wrestling.  In 1938, he won the Montpelier High School pentathlon and represented his school at the state meet in Boise in pole-vaulting.
After a semester at Brigham Young University, he returned home and married Jennie Sparks on Jan. 25, 1939, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple.  They celebrated 65 years of marriage and created many family memories.
Jack worked for Boise Payette, J.C. Penney and became assistant manager of the MH King store.  Kings transferred him to Burley, Idaho, to train to be a manager for a store in Rupert.  At that time he decided he really wanted to return home and buy a farm north of Bennington.  That ranch became home for their eight children and a gathering place for extended family and friends.  For several years he grew hay and wheat, and raised dairy and beef cattle.  In addition to farming, he worked at Allinger’s Clothing store, Western Auto, Jenkinson Equipment and Tri-State, Inc.  He enjoyed greeting and serving the public and knew most people in the valley.
During WWII, Jack was drafted into the Marine Corps and served on the USS General O.H. Ernst in the Pacific.  He loved America and participated in patriotic programs.  On Sept. 25, 2009, he was awarded a Montpelier “Citizen of the Year” award for his service, by the Lion’s Club.  He was also active in the Lion’s Club for many years and served as president.
Training and selling horses was a big part of his life.  Inviting friends and family for horseback rides or sleigh riding parties brought joy to many.  He built two cabins for family gatherings and developed two fishponds, even though he didn’t like fishing or even eating fish.
Jack loved to create objects from implement seats and horseshoes.  He made and gave away wooden craft items.  His specialty was building “sawhorses” to be used for stools, tables or chairs.  He made and gave away over 2,500 as gifts and wouldn’t accept money for materials or labor.
He loved planting blue spruce pine trees at his farm, the Bennington Park and Cemetery, and along the highway.  Produce from his garden was enjoyed by family, friends and neighbors and was delivered washed and ready to use.
Jack loved to help others whenever he could.  If anyone needed a job done, he was the man to call.  Evidence of his labor can be seen at the Bennington Park Pavilion and the Bennington Cemetery that once was a sagebrush and weed-covered hill.  He cheerfully showed up to help build several homes around the community.  He was instrumental in bringing pipeline irrigation to dry farms.
Jack served as a bishopric counselor, ward clerk, dance director, Sunday School teacher, Stake Building Committee member, priesthood advisor, ward missionary and faithful home teacher.  After retiring, he attended the Logan Temple regularly.
Jack will always be remembered for bringing laughter into the lives of others with his stories and jokes.  His sense of humor was delightful– he had an anecdote for every situation.  When he was in his 80s, he was invited to be a greeter at the Oregon Trail Museum, where he entertained tourists and locals with his wit and humor.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, his sweetheart Jennie, his daughter Linda Crane Brittain and siblings, Julia Wright, Lynn, Merrill, and June Crane and three infant siblings.  He is survived by a sister Mary Lou Crane of Boise, his children, Steve (Charlotte) Crane of Bennington, Polly June (Lyman William) Willardson of Payson, Utah, Janet (Gail) Godfrey of Fielding, Utah, LaRee (Martin) Baker of Bennington, Kristi (Karl) Bartschi of Montpelier, Glenn (Debarah) Crane of Chubbuck, SunDee (Randall) White of Rupert, 32 grandchildren and 74 great-grandchildren (and more on the way).
Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 20, at the Bennington LDS Ward Chapel where friends may have visited with the family on Sunday evening and on Monday morning.  The interment was in the Bennington Cemetery, with services under the direction of Matthews Mortuary of Montpelier.

Myron Craig (Doc) Richards

Myron Craig (Doc) Richards, 65, passed away on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at his home in Riverside, Utah. He was born July 18, 1947, in Logan, Utah, to Myron M. and Nadine Ballard Richards.

He graduated from Bear River High School, Dixie College and Utah State University. He married Cherie Petersen; they were later divorced. He retired from ATK after working there for almost 40 years. He enjoyed sports, four-wheeling and was a natural with computers. When he was younger he loved playing baseball and basketball. After being introduced to golf, he was an avid golfer for the rest of his life.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, baby sister, Jeanine, and brother, Jeff. He is survived by one brother, Mark (Jeanine White), and one sister, Coye Richards along with four nieces and one nephew.

Graveside services and interment will be held at the Riverside Cemetery, Riverside, Utah, at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. Friends and family may call Thursday, Aug. 16. from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Rudd Funeral Home, 1234 S. Main, Garland, Utah.

Online condolences to the family can be left at www.ruddfuneralhome.com

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