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Obituaries 1-9-2013


Bentley Ray Gillins

Bentley Ray Gillins, 50, passed away Friday, Jan. 4th 2013, he was born on Oct. 4th 1962 to Julian and Beverly Bentley Gillins in Preston, ID. Ben was the 5th of 9 children and the oldest son. He was raised on the family dairy farm where he loved the cows.

After graduating from Sky View High School and LDS Seminary, he worked at Tri Miller for only a year before he returned to what he truly loved, farming. He worked on the Hobbs Dairy and then the Haworth farm before making his home on the Cleve Gibbons Dairy. He continued working there until 2008 when he was diagnosed with Leukemia. Even when things seemed hopeless, he continued to fight valiantly and conquered many obstacles over a period of four years.

He is survived by his mother, Beverly Gillins; his siblings, Marva (Val) Spillett, Kevin (Sara) Ashby, Julie (Dave) Merrill, Tamara (Randy) Eames, Steven Gillins, Kurtis (Dellene) Gillins, and Christine (Steve) Harmon, as well as many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Julian “Ray” Gillins; his Siblings, Shayla and Dennis.

Services will be held at Noon on Tuesday, Jan 8th 2013 at the Tremonton South Stake Center (1150 South Tremont St., Tremonton, UT.  There will be a viewing prior to the service from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery.

Online Condolences may be sent at www.rogersandtaylor.com


Sue Frances Cowan Jensen

Our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Sue Frances Cowan Jensen, 75, passed away suddenly Sunday, January 6, 2013, Sue was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on January 15, 1937 to Francis James Cowan and Arminda Merrick Cowan. She married Karl A. Jensen on July 30, 1958 in the Logan LDS Temple.

Sue is survived by her husband of 54 years, Karl Jensen of Tremonton; six children: Mary Ellen, Louis (Salli), Linford (Stacey), Lee, Ann, Lane (Angie); eight grandchildren, and a younger brother. She was preceded in death by her parents and a younger sister.

A viewing will be held on Friday, January 11, 2013 from 6-8 pm. Funeral services are planned for Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 12:00 Noon with a viewing before from 10:30-11:30 am. All services will be held at the Tremonton Third Ward LDS Chapel (9590 N 6800 W).

Please refer to www.ruddfuneralhome.com for more complete information regarding funeral and service times. A full obituary will be printed in The Leader next week.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests making a donation to your ward missionary fund.


Rory Brent Mitchell

Rory Brent Mitchell, born in Brigham City, UT Oct 2, 1996, passed away in Garland, UT Jan 2, 2013.

Our beautiful, beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend stepped outside this vale of tears and has returned home to our Heavenly Father.

Rory is one of those kind and tenderhearted spirits that ever sought to be friendly and helpful to those around him.  Much of his enjoyment came through the activities that interested him and the camaraderie of teammates and friends in track, band, FFA and the Boy Scouts.  His quiet support and encouragement, strength and determination has touched and made better many lives in our small community.

Some of the simple pleasures he enjoyed and formative influences on his character and sense of humor are Calvin and Hobbes, Charlie Brown and the Far Side comic strips.  Rory read to feed his imagination and has a great love for his family history and curiosity about his ancestors and desire to meet them.

Agriculture became a large part of his efforts, goals and time.  County fair lamb projects, plans of someday running his own ranch and learning all he could about farming have grown to occupy much of his attention.

One source of Rory’s greatness of soul is the faith that has been handed down through the generations of his family.  Trips, reunions, camping and visits served to knit those hearts into a powerful motivator and touchstone that kept him grounded, yet inspired limitless aspirations.

Rory is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and has a quiet but powerful testimony of the Gospel and he constantly strove to improve himself and at the same time, lift those around him.  His deep desire and plans to serve a mission, temple marriage and eternal family have been delayed, but they continue to be a large part of who he is.

His time among us has been entirely too brief, and Rory’s impact on us is immense and so he is greatly missed by all who know and love him.  He is survived by saddened yet proud and grateful parents, Jon and Ann Mitchell, brother Samuel, sisters Abbie and Gillian, grandparents Les and Rose Mitchell, MarJean Campbell, Brent and Linda Morrill, Donna Morrill, extended family and innumerable friends, teachers and leaders.  He has been met on the other side of the veil by great-grandparents Alexander and Dorothy Mitchell, Reed and Helen Hayes, Garth and Rebecca Morrill, Ed and Melba Dillon.

Please join us in attending the services to be held to honor this outstanding young man Wednesday January 9th at 11 am.  There will be a viewing Tuesday January 8th from 6-8 pm and 9-10:30 Wednesday at the Belmont Ward LDS Chapel 16925 N 5200 W Riverside, UT.  Interment immediately after at the Plymouth Cemetery.

We, Rory’s family, are grateful for the outpouring of the love and support of friends and neighbors and wish to thank Rudd Funeral Home for their service and assistance in this very difficult time.  A memorial fund has been established in Rory’s name at the Box Elder County Credit Union. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.ruddfuneralhome.com

Maxine Goring

Maxine Goring, 59, passed away peacefully at the home of her sister, Kathy Bessinger, January 4, 2013, in Honeyville, Utah. An inspiration to all who knew her, she will be greatly missed.

Maxine was born 17 August 1953 in Tremonton, Utah, the daughter of William and Margie Goring. She grew up in East Tremonton and was educated in local schools. She attended Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, and graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. After serving an LDS mission to Arizona, Maxine returned to Utah State University for a second bachelor’s degree in business and accounting.

She worked for the State of Arizona in the Revenue Department for the next 14 years. In 1998, Maxine took an early medical retirement and moved to the family home in Deweyville, Utah. She was a great companion to her mother and sister, Mary.

Maxine was a member of the Tremonton Women’s Civic League, where she served in various positions, including president. She was currently serving on the Deweyville Planning Commission, as president of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs for the State of Utah, was a member of the Tremonton Museum Board, and president of the Happy Harvesters Quilters Guild.

She was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in various responsibilities through the years. She was a woman of great energy and many interests, and especially enjoyed quilting, family history, reading and learning.

Although she was not blessed with children, Maxine blessed many children’s lives through her interest and love for them. She was a friend to her nieces and nephews and their children, as well as the children who came and went at their house. Everyone loved Aunt Maxine.

She is survived by her mother, Margie; sisters Kathy (Bob) Bessinger, and Mary; and brother, William H. (Sherie) Goring. She was preceded in death by a sister, Josephine Goring, and her father, William F. Goring.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at the Dewevyille Church. A viewing will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 8, 2013,  at  Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, and on Wednesday from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. at the Deweyville Church.

Special thanks to the many caregivers, family members and medical personnel who helped in Maxine’s care through the years.

Doris Maye Rohwer Trush

BRIGHAM CITY:  Doris Maye Rohwer Trush, 85, died peacefully 1 Jan 2013 surrounded by her family.  Doris was born 21 March 1927 to Annie Luella Wise and Emile Alvero Rohwer in Brigham City, UT.  She was the oldest of 10 children.  Doris was a life-long resident of Brigham City.  She attended Brigham City schools and achieved her high school graduation in 1976.

Doris married George Gerald Slaugh, May 1943.  They were later divorced.  She later married John Anthony Trush, Jun 1950.  He died Nov 1974.  She had a special relationship with Ivan Nelson, also deceased.

Doris worked for American Sportswear before becoming a pastry chef at Intermountain Indian School.  She also worked for many years at Tropical Café and Jessie’s Café in Perry.  She was an excellent pie baker.  She was the kitchen supervisor at Pioneer Care Center for many years and later worked for USU Extension Service as a home economist before finally retiring in 1992.    Doris was known for her cooking and baking skills.   She was a homemaking judge for various county fairs in Utah.

Some of Doris’s hobbies included:  crocheting, knitting, tatting, and collecting recipes and cookbooks.  She was an accomplished seamstress.  She was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and Ladies Auxiliary VFW.  She also was a past member of the Brigham City Ladies Civic Club.  For many years, she wrote a column for the Box Elder News and Journal for the Brigham City Senior Center.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

She is survived by her children: Linda J. Kay (Arlin, deceased), Michael (Susan) Trush, Michelle Trush, and the Norm and Willie Nelson family. She had  7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.   Her sisters and brother are:  Larene North, Nancy (Virgil) Hunsaker, Bert (Eva) Rohwer, Olive Colleen Absher, and Alberta Worthington.  She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings:  Dean, Ralph, Allen and Barbara Kraus.

The family would like to thank Pioneer Care Center and Bristol Hospice for the special care provided to our Mother.

Funeral services will be held at the Brigham City 3rd/15th Ward, 205 North 200 West on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. A viewing will be held at Friday from 6 to 8 pm. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, UT and on Saturday from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. at the church.     Burial will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.

Email condolences at www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com


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