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Obituaries 9-19-2012

Brent J. Hirschi


Brent J. Hirschi, 63, passed away on September 14, 2012, in Bountiful, Utah.  Brent was born in Moscow, Idaho on June 28, 1949 to Jay and Theda Hirschi.

Brent’s influence was felt by everyone he associated with in his journey through life.  He was loved for  his good humor, his positive attitude and his willingness to accept his physical and mental challenges.

He is survived by both his parents, Jay and Theda Hirschi of Centerville, UT, and brothers and sisters: Renee (Randy) Smith, Karen (Randy) Buck, both of Centerville, Mark (Sherry) Hirschi of Deweyville, UT, Val (Nanette) Hirschi of Idaho Falls, ID,  Debbie (Kevin ) Reid of Bartlesville, OK, and Shauna (Doug) Christensen of Bountiful, UT.

They will have a family gathering on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at Russon Brothers Funeral Home in Bountiful UT.  Interment at the Tremonton City Cemetery. Online guestbook at www.russonmortuary.com.


Neil Owen

PRESTON- Neil Gregory Owen at age 58, took his last ride Friday morning, September 14, 2012 while on the cattle drive up Worm Creek Canyon.  He died from injuries due to a horse that is now for sale. His dog never left his side until he was taken off the mountain.

Neil loved life.  He was always “shootin’ the bull” with everyone. As a dry farmer and dairy farmer he watched the weather very closely. He worked at USU Central Energy Plant for the past 15 years and loves his many friends there. He also loved his associations’ as a counselor in the Legacy Branch. Many will miss him; Santa now has an opening for a new helper.

As a Preston High School graduate he spent most of his life in Preston with the exception of two years as a missionary in Tennessee and ten years in Soda Springs Idaho.

Neil is survived by his wife, Iva, of 36 years, as well as 5 children whom he was so proud of. Carrie (Josh) Kirk of Providence; Christie Owen of Centerville; Cathie (Keith) Coombs of Chugiak AK; Cody (Stephanie) Owen in Limbo; Connie (Colby) Law of Smithfield and12 grandchildren.

He is also survived by his siblings Robert (Judy) Owen, Preston; Anna (Gordon) Barlow, Lewiston; William (Marta) Owen, Texas; and Scott (Kelli) Owen, Weston. He was preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Odessa.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Preston North Stake Center, 310 N. State, Preston, Idaho with Bishop Tom Madsen conducting.  Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 South 800 East, Preston, Idaho and Wednesday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the stake center.  Interment will be in the Franklin Idaho Cemetery.  Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com

Wayne Weidman

Wayne Weidman passed away in Brigham City, Utah, of natural causes on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. He and his twin sister were born in Bear River City on February 14, 1918 to Joseph Lorenzo Weidmann and Mary Eliza Orme. Wayne graduated from Bear River High School and later served in the Army in the South Pacific during World War II as a member of the 222nd Field Artillery, 40th Infantry Division from 1941 to 1945.

Wayne married Alice Lazetta Thompson on September 5, 1949 in Tremonton, Utah.  Wayne was an excellent farmer. He and his brother, Byron (his long time business partner), raised cattle, sugar beets, peas, beans, corn and grain on the family farm.  Wayne loved the land and farmed for nearly 60 years. Wayne loved to hunt, fish, raise black lab dogs and drive around the Bear River Valley.  He loved to talk to people and always had a funny story to tell.

Wayne was a High Priest in the Tremonton 6th Ward and had served as Executive Secretary to Bishop Keith Fillmore, a calling he truly loved.

Wayne is survived by his wife, children: John (Cynthia), Elwood, Utah; Drew (Shauna),  Layton, Utah; and Lee (Londa), Salem, Oregon; and six grandchildren, Elise, Carson, Devin, Brayden, Connor, and Myah.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Virgil (Nadine) and Byron (Olive), his twin sister, Wanda (Rex) Cox, and younger sister, Mona, as well as one niece. The family thanks Curtis and Jason from CNS Hospice Care and Tiffany for providing such excellent care.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests you donate to the LDS Church Perpetual Education Fund or the Missionary Fund.

Funeral services will be held on Friday September 14, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Tremonton Sixth Ward Chapel, 600 N 300 E.  Viewings will be held on Thursday September 13, 2012 from 6-8 pm at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 N 100 E Tremonton, and prior to the funeral from 9:30 – 10:30 am at the chapel. Interment will be at the Bear River City Cemetery with full Military Honors.

Online condolences may be offered at www.rogersandtaylor.com


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