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Obituaries 8-29-2012

Geraldine Bowen Fisher

Geraldine Bowen Fisher, 87, passed away at her home August 25, 2012, in Beaver Dam, UT. She was born July 27, 1925 to Clark S. and Ollie Mantlo Bowen. She married Warner Fisher on December 23, 1948 in Beaver Dam, UT.

Geraldine attended Bear River High School. She lived in Martin, TN, College Station, TX, Tucsan, AZ, Mesa, AZ, Santa Cruz, Bolivia and Beaver Dam, UT. Geraldine was a housewife and enjoyed oil painting, sewing, knitting, crochet, needle work, and family history. She served the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints as the Primary President for nine years and the Relief Society president for seven years.

She is survived by Marti Henderson, Lorraine O’Brien (Terry), Jill Dees (Verlynn), and Neal Fisher (Ilene). Geraldine is preceded in death by her parents Clark S. and Ollie Mantlo Bowen and her husband Warner Fisher.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Aug 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Beaver Dam Church (16025 N Beaver Dam Road). A viewing will be held prior to services from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.rogersandtaylor.com


Max C. Ward

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Max C Ward passed away peacefully on August 22, 2012 at the Bear River Valley Care Center in Tremonton, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.

He was born on June 21, 1930 in Fielding, Utah to Glen M and Alice Coombs Ward. He was educated in Tremonton and graduated from Bear River High School. He served in the army during the Korean War. He married Donna Rader on March 25, 1953 in the Logan LDS Temple. They were blessed with three daughters.

He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He had a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and had served in many callings and positions in the church. One of the callings he enjoyed most was serving with his wife in the Branch Presidency in the Bear River Valley Care Center for 11 years.

Max was a farmer and rancher and was known for his honesty and generosity. He loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren and was happy when they dropped by. He enjoyed his morning chats at the Riverside Corner with friends.

He is survived by his wife Donna, and his three daughters Patti (Kelly) Walker, Honeyville; Joni (David) Earl, Beaver Dam; Sherry (Billy) Rhodes, Fielding; 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and one sister Barbara (Richard) Capener, Riverside.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services for Max will be held Monday August 27, 2012 at 1:00 pm. There will be a viewing from 6-8 pm on Sunday August 26, 2012 and from 11:30 – 12:30 pm previous to the funeral. All viewings and services will be held at the Belmont 2nd Ward LDS Chapel (16925 N. 5200 W. Riverside, UT). Interment will be in the Riverside Cemetery. Online condolences to the family can be left at www.ruddfuneralhome.com



Rhoda Oyler Welling

Rhoda Oyler Welling, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at the Bear River Valley Care Center in Tremonton.

Rhoda was born April 27, 1919 in East Garland, daughter of Joseph and Mabel Oyler.  She was educated in East Garland and Garland and graduated from Bear River High School.  She married Gale Welling in the Salt Lake Temple Sept.20, 1939.  They were blessed with four children.  He passed away in June of 2007.

She worked beside her husband in the fields helping to build the family farm.  She loved to drive the grain trucks and swath hay and was a great support to her husband.

She has worked in the 4-H and most organizations in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints including Presidency of M.I.A., Guide Scout leader for 18 years and received the Award of Merit, Primary and Sunday School teacher, Ward Sports Director, Assistant Stake Sports director, and Relief Society Visiting Teacher.

She had a great love of music and sang in many groups and choirs throughout her life.

She has lived all her life in East Garland and Fielding and served on Fielding’s Town Board.   Rhoda has loved and participated in most sports excelling in softball and bowling.

She is survived by her four children, Tamra (Kay) Asay, Logan; LeRoy (Anne) Welling, Steven (Allyson) Welling, Fielding; Debbie (Bill) Overall, Prineville, Oregon.  She is the grandmother of 22 grandchildren, 73 great grandchildren, and 11 great great grandchildren and a sister, Verna Hyde of Salt Lake.  She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brothers Howard and Sherman and her sisters Lucille and Lois.

A viewing will be held at the Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home 111 North 100 East in Tremonton on Sunday, August 26 from 6-8 pm.  The funeral will be on Monday, August 27 at 11:00 am in the Fielding Stake Center, 4400 West 15600 North, Fielding.  A viewing will be held prior to the funeral from 9:00 to 10:30 am.

The family expresses their deep appreciation for the love and care provided by the staff of the Bear River Valley Care Center and also to IHC Home Health Care and Primrose Home Care.

Online condolences to the family may be left at www.rogersandtaylor.com


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