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Obituaries 5-29-2013

Helen Lousetta Holley Hansen


Together Again

Helen Lousetta Holley Hansen passed away 22 May 2013. She was born 19 November 1921 in Corinne, Utah to Roy Earl Holley and Bertha Urana Garrard. Married on 21 December 1939 to W. Delwin Hansen of Bear River City, Utah. Their marriage was solemnized 5 years later in the LDS Salt Lake Temple.

They lived west of Bear River City on a dairy farm throughout their lives together.  A loving and devoted wife and mother, Helen bore 4 children. Helen spent the last few years of her life at the home of her daughter, Vickie, in South Jordan, Utah where she passed away of natural causes at the age of 91.

Helen was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was devoted to her callings in the church auxiliaries, DUP, and served with Delwin in the Georgia, Atlanta Mission. She was accomplished in quilting, tatting, crocheting and other needlework. She was a natural teacher, being a “teacher’s aide” in school, teaching in church callings, and teaching her homemaking, cooking and handiwork skills to many.

Preceded in death by her husband, Delwin, her parents, one brother, Floyd Holley, and 3 sisters, Rose Holley, Lucille Roche Holst, and Blanche Thorstad. Also, a sweet great-grandson, R  J Hansen.

She is survived by a son, Gary D. Hansen (Florence), Bear River City; and daughters, Carol McKeever (William, deceased) Santaquin, Utah, Vena Howard (Ron, deceased) Brigham City, Utah, and Vickie Saddler (Robert) S. Jordan, Utah, 12 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, 21 great-great-grandchildren, and one brother, Roy E. Holley (Paulette), Kennewick, WA.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the Staff of Haven Homecare and Hospice.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday May 25, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Bear River City LDS Chapel, 5870 N 4700 W. Friends may call on the family from 6-8:00 pm on Friday May 24, 2013 and also before the service from 9:30-10:30 a.m., both at the church. Interment at the Bear River City Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at www.rogersandtaylor.com

Terry L. Rees


      Terry Leslie Rees, 69 (a day shy of his 70th birthday), of Palatka, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Putnam Community Medical Center.  A native of Tremonton, Box Elder, Utah, he resided in Palatka the past two years coming here from Saratoga Springs, New York.

Growing up, Terry was an outstanding athlete, having played all sports and even bowled a perfect game.  In addition to his athletic ability, he also was a talented musician and played the violin in the Utah State Youth Symphony.  A devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Terry served a LDS North German mission.  A pre-law and language major, Terry graduated from Utah State University and later received an MR Degree from Georgia State University.

He also served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War where he was the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal.   Terry worked as a corporate real estate executive with several companies including, General Electric (New York), United Technologies (Connecticut), Abbott Laboratories (Illinois), Collier’s International (Georgia) and with the Staubach Company (Georgia).  Early in his career, he served as a racing representative with Union Oil Company at the Daytona International Speedway.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy Leslie Rees and Mary Beth Richards Rees and a son, Myron Jon Rees.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mary Alice Bishop Rees of Palatka, three sons; Logan and wife Kaline of Wesley Chapel, Fla., Trevor and wife Karen of Spotsylvania, Va. and Devin of Athens, Ga., a daughter, Melena and husband David Fenn of Harrisville, Utah, nine grandchildren; Lyndon, Carson, Dalton, Nolan, Rowan and Merrick Rees, Aubrey, Preston and Easton Fenn.

Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the Palatka 1st Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Clay Davis presiding.  Interment with military honors by the U.S. Army will follow at Paran Cemetery in Grandin.  The family will receive friends Saturday at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made online to the missionary fund, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at give.ldsp.org/memoriam

Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at www.JohnsonOverturffunerals.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.


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