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Obituaries 10-24-2012

Diana Jean Roche Barnes

Together Again

Beloved mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister and friend passed away October 19, 2012.  Mom was born September 15, 1931 to AE Roche and Alice Erma Anderson.  She was raised in Thatcher, Utah and married dad (Dale Myron Barnes) December 8, 1948 in the Logan LDS Temple.  Mom lived her entire married life in Tremonton.  They were married 57 yrs when dad passed away in 2005.

Mom was happiest when serving in the Primary, Young Women’s MIA or Relief Society.  She served many and formed very special friendships through her service.  Mom saw great pleasure cheering on all her kids in their sports and activities (sometimes a bit loudly)!  She spent many years playing softball and cherished the friendships she made with teammates and coaches.  Mom’s special love was making her yard look beautiful and spent countless hours in this pursuit.  Mom’s grandchildren have countless special memories they spent with Grandma Jean over the years.

After dad’s passing Mom continued to live in her home until health problems brought her to spend time with sister Mickey in St. George.  Her granddaughter Tonia Jardine then helped care for her in Syracuse.  Last year mom moved to Chancellor Gardens in Clearfield where she lived until her death.

Mom is survived by sons Gary (Becky) and Roger (Judy) Barnes and daughters Peggy (David) Deaver and Patsy (Becky) Barnes.   She has 13 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.  Her surviving sisters are Ora Lewis, Janice Chournos, Marie “Mickey” Newman, Connie Fridal, and Vickie Archibald. She is also survived by her brother, Milton Roche.  Mom is preceded in death by husband, Dale and son, Ivan.  Parents AE and Alice Roche and sisters Phyllis Valentine, Juanita Evans, Blanche Pledger, Ruth Steed, Margie Peters and brothers Vern, Douglas and Frank Roche also preceded her in death.

The family would like to express our sincere thanks to Mickey and Duane Newman and Tonia and Mike Jardine for the love and support they showed mom.  We’d also like to thank the staff at Chancellor Gardens for their care.

Funeral services will be held at Tremonton 3rd Ward on Wednesday, October 24th at 11:00 am.  Viewings will be Tuesday, October 23rd 6:00-8:00 p.m., at Rogers Mortuary, 111 N 100 E, Tremonton; and one hour prior to services, 10-10:45 a.m., at the church.  Interment will be at Tremonton City Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.rogersandtaylor.com

Shelby R. Whitaker

BRIGHAM CITY – Shelby Ray Whitaker, 61 passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Lava Hot Springs, Idaho.
Shelby was born on February 7, 1951 in Brigham City, Utah a son of James Leland and June Hunsaker Whitaker.

He worked at Whitaker Construction for over 43 years.

Shelby especially loved his family, children and grandchildren.  He enjoyed riding his Harley, trap shooting, playing pool and poker.

Surviving are his mother, June Whitaker, children: Mindy (Shayne) Loftus, Jamie Eyre, Brooke Whitaker and Colt Whitaker.  His grandchildren: Brady Lane Bessinger, Amanda Loftus, Kailee (Curtis) Facer, Lexi Loftus, Kylee Whitaker, Brayden Maes, Ryah Shelby Henstra.  Also siblings: Linda McBride, Judy Jensen, Larry Whitaker, Brent Whitaker, Casey Whitaker and Kevin Whitaker.

Preceded in death by his father, son Shelby Lane, and brother Jerry.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Myers Mortuary Chapel, 205 S. 100 E., Brigham City, UT. Friends may call on Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m. at the Mortuary.  A Harley escort will lead his way to the Honeyville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers an account has been set up at Zion’s Bank.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.

Thomas Carlyle Oman

Thomas Carlyle Oman, 76, most recently of Montello, Nevada, passed away Sunday October 14, 2012 suddenly at his home.  He was born on February 25, 1936 to Harold Oman and Sarah Blanche Loveland in Yost, Utah.  He was the fourth of ten children where he was raised on the family farm.

He attended primary school in Yost, Utah, and high school at Raft River High in Malta, Idaho.  He joined the U.S. Navy in his late teens where he traveled throughout the Pacific visiting various locations.  He loved to tell stories about his time in the service and was proud to serve his country.  Upon discharge from the service, he started his own trucking business.  He later worked for LeGrand Johnson Construction Company in Logan, Utah.

He married Kayleen Campbell in 1963 and together they had four children. They spent most of their married life in Garland, Utah. He is survived by four children, Neal (Lisa) Oman, Issaquah, WA;   Lisa (Richard) Austin, Downey, ID;   Ronda (Lee) Falk, Zebulon, NC;   Angela (Brent) Ashcroft, Smithfield, UT, and ten grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Gary Oman, and a sister Pamela Oman Burton.

Dad had a delightful sense of humor and loved to give everyone a nickname.  He loved to buy and sell cattle.  Throughout his life, he enjoyed traveling, spending time with family, riding horses in the mountains, and participating in rodeos in his younger days.  He rode bareback and saddle bronc horses, bulls, along with team roping.  He helped each of his children learn to ride horses and compete in rodeo and horse events as well.  He will be dearly missed.

Funeral services were held at Noon on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Rogers & Taylor Mortuary Chapel located at 111 North 100 East, Tremonton, UT.  Viewing was held on Saturday, from 10:00 to 11:30 at the mortuary prior to the funeral service.  Interment was in the Garland, Utah cemetery.

Online Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.rogersandtaylor.com


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