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Obituaries 11-7-2012

William C. Villeneuve

William C. Villeneuve, 85, from Anaconda, Mont., passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah.

Surviving is his loving wife of 62 years, Lucille, as well as his three children; Debbie Brugman, Jenny McNeil and William C. Villeneuve Jr., along with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Jacqueline.

Cremation has taken place. A Funeral Mass and Burial will take place in the summer of 2013, in Montana.

Online condolences may be shared at www.rogersandtaylor.com


Jasper Woods Shaffer

Our Hero Jasper Woods Shaffer, 95 passed away November 1, 2012 at his home in East Garland. Jasper was born May 27, 1917 in Milford, Utah to Larkin Richard Shaffer & Dora Woods Shaffer. He married Donna Oyler and she passed away on June 15, 1980. He later married Janice Smith on September 20, 1986 in the Logan LDS Temple.

Jasper grew up in Milford, Utah and lived the rest of his life in East Garland. He attended Bear River High School and then worked at U & I Sugar Factory until his retirement.

He was an avid craftsman; he could do anything with wood. He loved to garden, and in his younger years he hunted and loved to fish. Most of all he loved to spend time with his family. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He served in the Logan Temple and a mission in Dallas, Texas and Denver, Colorado, Which was the highlight of his life.

Jasper is survived by his wife Janice;+ Brother Don Shaffer (North Logan, UT), Sister Iva Godfrey
(Riverside, UT); His children, Dean (Jolene) Providence, UT, Richard (Sandra) and Barbara (Steve) Grover, both of East Garland; two step-daughters Stephanie (Richard) Jones, Alpine, UT, and Kelley (Clark) Beacher, Harrisville, UT; 25 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren, 22 great, great grandchildren and one great great great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife Donna Shaffer, three brothers Vernon, Ken and Ned, five sisters Vera, Effie, Carmen, Lenna, and Joanne, and one great granddaughter.

The family would like to thank the nurses at Bear River Valley Hospital, Dennis Wildman and Hospice staff at Sunshine Terrace.

Jasper will always be remembered for his soft-spoken manner and his example will go on without him here. He was loved by all who knew him.

Funeral services for Jasper will be held Monday November 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Fielding Stake Center (4375 W 15600 N Fielding, UT). Viewings will be held Sunday November 4, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at the Fielding Stake Center and previous to the funeral from 9:30-10:30 a.m.  Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.ruddfuneralhome.com

Dale Willard Fackrell

Dale Willard Fackrell, age 91. It is with love and appreciation that we honor our father’s life—long enough to accomplish his desires—too short to realize all of his dreams.

He took great pride in getting his pilots license at age 61. Flying gave him satisfaction, excitement and some stark and brutal terror.

Arrival in this life was on Aug. 21, 1921, in Howell, Utah; the first child of Mary Elma and Israel H. Fackrell. His departure flight left on Oct. 24, 2012, at his home of natural causes, surrounded by loving family. Final destination: his reward in Heaven.

He was educated in Howell and graduated from Bear River High School in 1939. He proudly served in the Army Air Corps during WWII in the Philippines, Hawaii, and Iwo Jima.

He came back from the war, married Betty Jane (div), and had three children, Mark (Phyllis), Marlayne (Richard) Poulsen and Melanie Fackrell.

He graduated with a BS in Psychology from the University of Utah in 1957.

He married his second wife, Fern, and had Anne (David) Arrington. He has 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was employed in various capacities by the federal government most of his life. After retiring from there, he worked for the State of Utah as an employment specialist. He liked to travel, visiting most countries of the world with his wife, Fern.

Never was there a kinder, tolerant, more gentle man; always looking out for the underprivileged and championing the underdog.

He loved to talk politics and study human nature, and he wished to be remembered as the self-proclaimed “bleeding-heart liberal Democrat” that he was.

Maude Yearsley Jensen

Maude Yearsley Jensen, 101 passed away on November 1, 2012 in Tremonton, Utah.  She was born April 9, 1911 in Woodruff, Idaho to James Heber Yearsley and Rosa Janet Howell. She married Royal Baker Jensen on June 24, 1931 in the Logan LDS Temple.

She lived in Woodruff, Malad- Devil Creek, and New Canyon area, Idaho, Smithfield and Tremonton, Utah. She attended Woodruff Elementary until 8th grade.

She spent her life taking care of her family as a homemaker. She was an excellent cook, seamstress, quilter and a wonderful mother and teacher of seven children.

Maude was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served faithfully in the Relief Society, Sunday School and the Primary. She also did temple extraction work and spent many years attending the temple.

She is survived by Janet Jensen(Duane deceased), Cecil Sweeten (Arlis deceased), Larry (Linda) Jensen, Melba (Richard) Hill, Stanley (Catherine) Jensen, Stewart (Ardis) Jensen, Sheila (Lynn) Capener and one sister, Carma.  Maude is survived by 40 Grandchildren, 116 Great Grandchildren, and 7 Great Great Grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers, three sisters, husband, one son, one daughter and one sister-in-law, one granddaughter, Alison and two great grandchildren Grace and Keanu.

Our family would like to thank Our House staff for their wonderful care and kindness and for Access Hospice for their constant, tender care.

Funeral services for Maude will be held Saturday November 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Belmont LDS Church (16025 North 5200 West Riverside, UT). There will be a viewing held previous to the funeral from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Interment in the Smithfield Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.ruddfuneralhome.com


Linda Ann Christensen Butler

Linda Ann Christensen Butler 72, loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away from complications due to ovarian cancer on November 3, 2012.

Mom was born July 7, 1940 to Conley and Lorna Barfuss Christensen. She was born and raised in Tremonton, UT. She was a proud graduate of Bear River High School and was also a licensed beautician.

While attending high school she met the man of her dreams, W. Clark Butler. On July 20, 1962 they were married and sealed together as an eternal family in the Logan LDS Temple. Together they had seven children. Recently they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They made their home in Deweyville, UT. Not only did mom raise her seven children but one grandchild and half the kids in Deweyville.

She held many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Most of those callings were among the youth of the church. Whatever her calling was she put her heart and soul into it.

Mom was loved by all that knew her, and will be truly missed especially by her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband Clark, her children Brian (Dana), Thain, Malinda, Greg (Heather), Brice (LaDonna), Aseneth (Bruce) Snook and Conley Greg Butler. She is also survived by three brothers, three sisters and 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services for Linda will be held Thursday November 8, 2012 at 12:00 noon in the Deweyville LDS Church (10750 N.  Highway 38 Deweyville, UT). Viewings will be held on Wednesday November 7, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E. Tremonton, UT) as well as previous to the funeral from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the church. Interment in the Deweyville Cemetery. Family and friends may express condolences online at www.rogersandtaylor.com


Laurie Anne (Worwood) Fife

Laurie Anne (Worwood) Fife, 38, passed away suddenly, without warning, of an apparent heart attack at her home on Nov. 2, 2012.  She was found shortly thereafter by her daughter, Josey, age six, who called 911 for help.
Laurie was born in 1973, to kind and wonderful parents, Garry and Barbara Worwood, of Honeyville, Utah, and will be buried on her birthday.
Everyone who knew Laurie or members of her family is invited to attend  the funeral service celebrating her life.
Laurie was many things to many people throughout her life.  Her talents were limitless.          Small children were always greeted with wide smiles and loving hugs.  The elderly and infirm were made comfortable and visited with.  Nephews  and nieces were played with, cousins were best friends, strangers were sought out  and welcomed, parents were cared for, siblings were kept close, aunts and uncles were thought of and included, and friends everywhere—a wide variety—were consoled, laughed with, and healed.
Her love for all people flowed like warm sunshine through her smiling face.  She never rested in doing good.  She spontaneously penned hundreds of thank you notes and brief letters, gave thousands of thoughtful compliments and sent millions of encouraging, funny texts.  She had an infinity of smiles.
Laurie was painter, a poet, a writer, a dancer, a musician and a singer.  Laurie loved flowers of any kind.  “They are all so beautiful, “ she would say.
Her sense of humor was renowned, her loyalty was absolute, her faith unshakable.
Born and raised as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laurie’s daily life resembled that of her Savior—she could indeed be called by His name.  Wherever she turned in life, she always found someone to help, or teach, or heal.
Like many in the world, however, Laurie chided herself for never doing enough.  Discouragement waited in the shadows and guilt haunted her mind.  Never noticing the great good she had done, she always regretted not doing more.  The truth, however, is that she is a spectacular being of immeasurable worth.          Whenever someone dies as young as Laurie, questions arise as to why.  Perhaps the reason is simple.  That great God of all creation, everyone’s kind Father in Heaven, has proven His daughter, and has reached down with His invisible hand and lifted Laurie to the safety of His bosom where her glorious resurrection awaits.
In spite of earthly challenges, Laurie has attained all the godlike attributes necessary for each of us.   She is rearing a family, and shown herself to be a totally devoted mother, a loyal wife, a loving daughter, sister, aunt, niece, friend, and so may now enjoy her eternal reward.  May those of us left behind mourn our loss and rejoice in her salvation.
Laurie was preceded in death by her little sister Mary Helen Worwood, age 4; her older brother “Bill” Garry Worwood, age 44; and her father Garry Virl Worwood, age 62.  Surviving is her husband, Thomas Woodbury Fife, and their two children, Josey Marie Fife, and Simon Peter Fife; two step children, Joshua Thomas Fife and Hannah Marie (Fife) Rizzuto; her mother, Barbara Marie (Christensen) Worwood; and four siblings, Christine Hill, Amy Henrie, Mike Worwood, and Jennifer Worwood.  Laurie’s entire beautiful family extends to uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews,  nieces and many children within those families too numerous to mention by name, but each is special.
The funeral celebration will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at 11 a.m., at the Brigham City North Stake Center, 620 N. 300 E. Brigham City, Utah.
A viewing will be held on Friday, Nov. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m., and  Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m..,at the Brigham City North Stake Center.
Interment will be in the Calls Fort Cemetery, Honeyville.
Condolences may be sent email directly to Thomas W. Fife at thomasoteaberry@yahoo.com or to www.gilliesfuneralchapel


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