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Obituaries 2-27-2013

Mary LeFont Garfield Christensen

“Together Again Forever”

Mary LeFont Garfield Christensen passed away peacefully at Bear River Valley Hospital surrounded by her family on February 21, 2013.  She was born on June 5, 1926 in Bear River City, UT.

She married her high school sweetheart, Gaylen Christensen, in the Logan LDS Temple on May 26, 1944.   Mary had an amazing love for her family and was happiest when she had all of her family around her.  She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Some of her favorite hobbies included gardening, cooking, canning, making candy, and shopping with her daughters.  Mary devoted many hours of service and support to the Va-Dels Studio of Dance, and was known as the students’ “dancing grandma”.

She was an active member of the LDS Church, and served in many positions.  Her favorite was in the Primary organization, where she enjoyed helping the CTR 7s prepare for their baptisms and attending them.  Mary touched many lives throughout her life, and those that were fortunate enough to know her felt very blessed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gaylen Christensen; parents, Leslie and Deloris Garfield; a son, Kelly Shawn Christensen; two great-grandsons, Skyler G. Summers and Braison Hullinger; a great-granddaughter, Kolbi Mae Christensen; and one brother, Daryle Leslie Garfield.

She is survived by eight children, Craig (Robyn) Christensen, GayLynn (David) Eliason, Shari (Mark) Scott, Debbie (Kerry) Zundel, Kevin (Alma) Christensen, Becky Wood, Krisanne (Craig) Veibell, and Marci Smith, 47 grandchildren, and      106 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to express deep gratitude to the loving service rendered by the caregivers from Bear River Valley Hospital, Intermountain Home Care and Hospice, Bear River Valley Care Center and the many family, neighbors, and ward friends for compassionate service rendered.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at theTremonton Stake Center, 660 N. 300 E.  Friends may call Wednesday evening at the Stake Center from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery.

Condolences may be made at www.ruddfuneralhome.com

Vaudys Hoover


     Vaudys Hoover was born, Dec. 23, 1920, in Howell, Utah, to John Henry and Charlotte Forsgren.  She and her siblings, Cleon Forsgren, Cora F. Stevens and Lois F. Norr (all of whom have preceded her in death), grew up on the family farm in Howell.  Vaudys attended Bear River High School in Tremonton.  As a young woman she was chosen as the Queen of the Wheat & Beet Days in Garland.

Vaudys loved to play the piano and dance.  She had a terrific sense of humor, and always had a sparkling twinkle in her eye.  When asked shortly before her death what she enjoyed most, she said “to put a smile on someone’s face or make them laugh”.

Vaudys was a very independent woman as demonstrated by her determination to always take care of herself, her home and yard till into her 90’s.  Only then accepting help due to her physical difficulties.

For the past 40 plus years, Vaudys has lived alone in Mesa, Ariz. She loved her career as a ward secretary in the hospital in Mesa, and retired from that position. She was also involved in the historical recognition of Wilbur St. and the surrounding block and homes in Mesa, where she lived.

While married to Joseph Roy Hoover and living in Orem, Utah, Vaudys had two children.    Joseph (Joey) Ferris Hoover and Connie Marie Hoover.   Joey, the oldest was married and a young father of three small children in Pleasant Grove, Utah, when he was killed in a plane crash, at the age of 27. Daughter Connie died exactly five months ago to the day of her mother Vaudys’ death at age 61, due to health complications.

Since her daughters death, last September, Vaudys remained in Utah to be close to her grandchildren.  She has been taken care of by her devoted grandson Dustin Hoover and his wife Aimee.  She passed away at their home in Spanish Fork, on Thursday night, Feb. 21, 2013.

She is survived by five grandchildren, Russell Hoover, Dustin Hoover, and Natalie Hoover, Derek Christensen, and Kendra Dulle, as well as 17 great-grandchildren .

Vaudys’ will be buried in her parents, ‘Forsgren family plot’ in the Brigham City Cemetery on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at approximately 2 p.m.


Lloyd (Leon) Jenkins

March 9, 1955 – February 20 2013


Lloyd Leon Jenkins, age 57, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.  Leon was living in the Avondale, Arizona area.  He was born to Lloyd and Lois Jenkins on the 9th of March 1955 in Malad, Idaho.

He was an Elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  He was raised in Tremonton, Utah and graduated from Bear River High School in 1973.

He had a love of good roping horses and he loved to team rope.  He had great mechanical skills and when he set his mind to something there was nothing he couldn’t accomplish.  There was nothing Leon couldn’t fix or repair.

He is survived by his parents, Lloyd and Lois, two sisters, Linda (Wayne) Earl and LouAnn (Val) Oyler, three children, Sheldon, Ferrin, and Shanna Leece.

He was preceded in death by a son, Brandon.

Funeral services for Leon will be held Monday the 25th of February in the Horsley Funeral Home, 132 W. 300 N., Malad City, Idaho (208) 766-4330.  A viewing will be held for family and friends from 10:00 to 11:45am prior to the services.  Interment will be in the Malad Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Horsley Funeral Home.  Condolences may be sent to www.horsleyfuneralhome.com


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