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Obituaries 12-19-2012

Monday, December 17, 2012
By theleader

DeLon H. Gardner

      DeLon H. Gardner, (Dunk), 76, of Deweyville passed away Friday, Dec. 14 2012, at his home.  He was the son of Floyd and Bertha Gardner, born on April 8, 1936.

He married Mary Magdalene Starnes on Mar. 1 1957, in Georgia, their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Together they had four children, Mary Michele, Lisa, Lori and Les.

DeLon lived in Georgia, California, Idaho and Deweyville, Utah. He was a member of the Skyline Booster club, coached soccer and was the President of the AYSO of Los Angeles. DeLon was a member of the LDS Church where he taught gospel doctrine and had many other church callings. He enjoyed genealogy, cooking, and gardening.  He served in the Army.

DeLon was preceded in death by his wife; a daughter, Lisa; his parents; and a brother, Cecil Brent Gardner.

He is survived by three children, Mary Michele Adams, Dana Point, Calif.; Lori Gardner, Deweyville, Utah; and Les (Charlotte) Gardner, Hyrum, Utah; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren; as well as a brother Ralph (Rilla) Gardner, and a sister Cheryl (John) Roberts.

Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 21, at noon, at the Deweyville LDS Chapel (10750 N. Hwy 38, Deweyville) with a viewing prior to services from 10-11:30 a.m.

Online condolences may be shared at www.rogersandtaylor.com

 

Rees George Richards

BRIGHAM CITY – Our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, fireman and friend, Rees George Richards, 69, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.

He was born Feb. 13, 1943, in Brigham City, Utah, a son of George David and Ilene Rasmussen Richards.

He attended Box Elder High School, fire and police service academies.

Rees married his sweetheart, Karen Steffenhagen, on Aug. 8, 1964, in Logan, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Ogden LDS Temple.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in various callings including Scouting.

Rees was a member of the Brigham City Volunteer Fire Department for 38 years and also was employed by the Forestry, Fire and State Lands.

He was a member of the Box Elder County Hazmat Team and served several positions with the Box Elder County Search and Rescue for 20 years.

Rees guided for several hunting clubs in Northern Utah.

His number one love was his grandchildren and he also enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing, spending time with his family and spending time in Grouse Creek.

Surviving are his wife, Karen; son, Dustin (Nickie) Richards; three grandchildren, Jessica, KayCee and Cody Richards all of Brigham City; two sisters, Linda (Steve) Burt; GeorgAnn (Jim) DeMille; one brother, Todd (Jana) Richards.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Troy and Darin Richards, two brothers, Rodger and Michael Richards.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 1 p.m., at Brigham City 6th LDS Ward Chapel, 105 Fishburn Drive. A viewing will be held on Friday, Dec. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 E. 200 S., Brigham City, Utah and on Saturday at the church from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery where he will be honored by the Brigham

City and County Fire Departments.

Email condolences to www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com

 

Paul Douglas Davis

Paul Douglas Davis, 83, passed away Dec. 11, 2012, in Tremonton, Utah. He lived most of his life as a resident of Box Elder County.

Paul was the youngest son of George H. and Amelia Taylor Davis. He had two brothers, George and Donald, and a sister, Mary Jane. Each one of these four siblings served in the military and their parents were very proud of them. Paul served in the Army and was a gunnery sergeant.

Paul married Shirle Mae Henrie Dec. 19, 1950, in the Idaho Falls Temple; they lived in Florida on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ranch where he operated heavy equipment.

He graduated from Utah State University with his BA in Engineering.

Paul andd Shirle settled their young family in Brigham City after a brief time in California.

Paul was a senior Cost Analyst for Thiokol. He traveled and was instrumental in negotiations with the government to make the “Space Shuttle” a reality.

He later moved his family to the old Davis home on factory Street in Garland. This is where Paul grew up, roamed the streets and raised a little ruckus on his Harley.

Paul then built the beautiful home in Tremonton and in 1980 lost his wife Shirle. He soon married Carmen and they made a new life together. They loved to garden and beautify their home and grounds together.

Paul loved to ride motorcycles, snowmobiles, 4-wheelers and 18-wheelers, along with hunting, fishing, boating, and waterskiing.

He was a lifetime member of the LDS Church where he served for many years. His favorite was serving with the young men 12-18 in scouting.

Paul was preceded in death by his young son, James; daughter, Jill; wife Shirle; and most recently his sweetheart, Carmen.

He is survived by his older brother, George; children, Jayna Powers, Scott Davis, Sid (Karen) Davis, Kathy (Kyle) Jacobson, and Mark Hyatt; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank all of the caregivers and hospice workers at “Our House” especially Misty, Kathy, Gabby and Jordan. Paul had many neighbors, friends and members of the Tremonton 4th ward that have been a huge support to him; their service has been greatly appreciated.

The Family will receive friends and relatives on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 9:30-10:45 a.m. with the funeral following at 11 a.m. All services will be at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E., Tremonton).

Online Condolences may be shared with the family at www.rogersandtaylor.com

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