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Obituaries 5-1-2013

Robert C (Bob) Green


Malad – Our loving husband, father, grandfather and friend Robert C. “Bob” Green, 76, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 28th, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.

Bob was born February 1, 1937 in Tremonton, Utah to Evan D. and Norma Harris Green, the second of five children.  He enjoyed a childhood full of mischief, twin brother by his side. He attended schools in Tremonton, graduating from Bear River High School where his participation in baseball, football, and basketball led to a lifetime love of sports.

An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, he served an LDS mission in southern Australia and later in many callings.  His strong testimony was a great example to his children and grandchildren.

Bob married JoAnne Fuhriman in the Logan LDS temple on November 9, 1961. He finished his education at Weber State University, obtaining a degree in Business Management.

He enjoyed a successful career as a purchasing Manager for companies in Utah and California before settling in Malad, Idaho. He and JoAnne purchased and operated the Kwik Stop for many years. There he made many lifelong friends, and enjoyed working with the community and the many lottery “folks” from Utah.

In 2001, Bob decided to retire for good, selling the business and devoting his time to family and to his other true love: the great outdoors.  He spent many years traveling between St. George, Utah, where he loved to golf, and Island Park, where the fishing was best. He especially enjoyed entertaining the many friends and family members who wanted to fish or vacation with him at “the Cabin” on Henry’s Lake. Hunting with his boys was always a priority.

Bob is survived by his eternal companion, JoAnne, sons Gregg (Johanna), Geoff (Shelley) and Bobby (Tori) Green, all of Malad; grandchildren John, Cydnee, Griffin, Hayden, Rachel, Drew, Brooklyn, Hallye, Madi, Easton, Shancee, Saige, Hazen, Riggin and great granddaughter, Adlee.  Also surviving are siblings, Carol (Fred) Rucker, Steven (Kathy) Green, and Roger (Karen) Green, sister-in-law Sharon Green all of Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents and twin brother, Richard.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 3rd, 2013, at 12:00 noon in the Malad LDS 4th Ward chapel, 20 S. 100 W., Malad, Idaho. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday evening at the Horsley Funeral Home, 132 W. 300 N., Malad, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:30-11:30 a.m.prior to the services.  Condolences may be sent to www.horsleyfuneralhome.com.

Ora Letha Roche Lewis


Ora Letha Roche Lewis, 92, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Our House Care Center in Tremonton, Utah. She was born in Thatcher, Utah on January 1, 1921. She was the daughter of Alan Everard and Alice Erma (Anderson) Roche.

On April 9, 1940 Ora married Vaughn R. Lewis in the Logan LDS Temple. She lived in Garland, Utah and Thatcher, Utah.

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints she served 35 years in primary. She also served in the Relief Society Presidency. Ora enjoyed gardening, ceramics and crocheting. She also loved raising animals and babysitting grandchildren.

Ora is preceded in death by her husband, parents and siblings Vern Alan Roche; Douglas Everard Roche; Phyllis Ethel Valentine; Juanita Mary Evans; Blanche Pledger; Marjorie Leah Peters; Ruth Melba Steed; Diana Jean Barnes; and Franklin Deloy Roche.

She is survived by her children Letha LaVon DiCaro (Al) Helper, UT; Gloria Gay Burton (Darwin) Stockton, CA; Del Ray Lewis (Eileen) Fruit Heights, UT; Farrel Lewis (Beckie) Kaysville, UT; Val Dee Lewis (Cynthia) Bothwell, UT; Lanny V. Lewis (Arlene) Thatcher, UT and siblings Miton Leon Roche; Janice Rosalyn Chournos; Colleen Marie Newman; Connie Alice Fridal; and Vicky Rae Archibald. Ora is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 47 Great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation to staff of Our House Assisted Living Center and those devoted Hospice workers that so lovingly helped her through these last trying days of her life, they are truly angels that walk among us.

Funeral services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Thatcher, UT (11475 W 10400 N) at 12:00 p.m. Noon on Monday, April 29, 2013. A viewing will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and previous to the funeral from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Thatcher church. Interment will be in the Valley View Cemetery, Bothwell, UT, immediately following the services.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ruddfuneralhome.com


Thomas Gerald Ballard

1923 – 2013


Gerald was born March 9, 1923, son of Thomas Ballard and Marguerite Bain died April 23, 2013 .Gerald was born in Logan and lived Tremonton and Hansel Valley. He attended Bear River High .

He was a High priest in the Tremonton First Ward. He was ninety years old. He married Winona Rock on September 8, 1942 in the Logan Temple .Gerald was a member of the Army and served on the island of Saipan during World War II. They are the parents of Pam (Shelton) George and Brent (Diane) Ballard and they raised their family in Tremonton and on the family farm in Hansel Valley. Gerald continued farming after returning from the war, farming in Stervelle, Snowville, Hansel Valley and Howell. Gerald started in the trucking business in 1950 hauling grain, produce and livestock. He continued in the trucking business hauling Pepsi for Admiral Beverage which he enjoyed. He quit driving and sold his last truck in 2006.

He is survived by his wife, Winona; children, Pam and Brent; brother, Mariner and a sister, Eleanor;   seven grandchildren, twenty six great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held Monday April 29, 2013 11:00 am at Tremonton First Ward building 166 N Tremont St. Viewings will be held Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and Monday  9:30 to 10:30 at the Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home 111 N 100 E  Tremonton Utah . Interment will be at Tremonton River View Cemetery.

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


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