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Obituaries 7-17-13


Roger Lynn Dallin


Roger Lynn Dallin, 72 of Bear River City, UT. left this earthly life with strength and courage on July 14, 2013. He was born on August 17, 1940 to Stephen Arnold Dallin and LaVon Iverson Dallin. He married Bette Ann Christensen Dallin on April 13,1962, (Friday the 13th) in the Logan Utah Temple, and enjoyed an amazing life together. Roger saw many changes in his life. He would often share stories about his youth with little conveniences, he said about growing up without a water heater: “If I didn’t put the metal milk can full of water outside to heat in the sun, I had a cold bath.” As a result, he certainly enjoyed the simple things in life. He attended Bear River Elementary, Box Elder High School, Bear River High School and Weber State University. He enjoyed hard work. As a youth, he enjoyed pushing cattle on horseback, a place where he was always comfortable. He enjoyed riding with the Box Elder County Mounted Sheriff’s Posse as an accomplished horseman and marksman. In addition, Rog’s favorite hobbies included time in the outdoors, hunting and fishing with family and friends. He was a master craftsman, making wood furniture and projects for those who asked him or as a surprise gift for the holidays, even if he wrapped them in newspapers. As a professional, he worked as a computer programmer at Thiokol and always made good friends wherever he worked. Roger was a committed member of his community and loved Bear River City. He served as a town council member and then as Mayor. He was always willing to help anyone in need in any way that he could. He loved his country very much and would tear up when he saw “Old Glory” carried by a person riding a horse. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, serving in many positions and rubbing shoulders and working alongside the best. He will be remembered by many as “the cowboy philosopher”, where he would council others in his own unique way, with sayings like, “Even a fish would not get into trouble if he would keep his mouth shut” and “courage is being scared to death & saddling up anyway”. Roger was preceded in death by his parents; Arnold and LaVon Dallin: sisters; Velma Graves, Margie Doughton and LaPreal “Tully” Johnson. He is survived by one sister, Arva Archibald, two brothers; Dennis Dallin and Terry Dallin, his wife Bette Ann C. Dallin of 51 Years, children; Jeff (Jan) Dallin-Bear River City, Utah, Chris (Candice) Dallin-Syracuse, Utah and Allyson (Kevin) Bowcutt of Robinson, Texas, 8 Grandchildren (one more on her way) and one great grandson (one more on his way). A viewing will be held at the Bear River City LDS Meeting House (5870 North 4700 West) on Wednesday July 17, 2013 from 6-8:00 PM and July 18 from 9:00 – 10:45 AM followed by funeral services to be held at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in the Bear River City Cemetery. The family wishes to express their love to all the wonderful doctors, nurses, caretakers and especially family, friends and neighbors who made Rog’s last days, worth living and comfortable. God bless you all. The Roger L. Dallin Family Condolences may be offered at www.rogersandtaylor.com



Lloyd Lee Sorensen


Lloyd Lee Sorensen, 87, passed away on July 13, 2013 at his home in Malad, Idaho surrounded by loved ones.
He was born on Feb 23, 1926 in Howell, Utah to Elmer and Blodwin Sorensen.
He married Celia Ruth Smedley on May 28, 1948 in the Logan LDS Temple.  Lloyd and Celia have been married for 65 years.  They have 7 children, 27 grandchildren and 50 great grand children.
He is a veteran of World War 11
He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree, a Master’s Degree and a Specialist in Administration Degree  from Utah State University.
He was employed by Oneida County Schools as a Vocational Agricultural Teacher for 16 years. His love of teaching manifested itself in the relationships that carried beyond the classroom.  He was Superintendent of Schools for 10 years.  He worked for Nuccor Steel  for 10 years
He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  He has served faithfully in many capacities throughout his life.  He and his wife, Celia, had the opportunity to serve 2 missions.  He was valiant in his testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ.
In his retirement years he enjoyed making toys for children who were less fortunate.
He had a love of animals, especially horses.  His hobbies were hunting and fishing.
His greatest joy in life was his family.  They were his pride and joy.
He is survived by his wife Celia, his children:  Nancy (Lee) Snedaker, South Jordan, Utah – Wendy (Rich) Sweeny, West Valley, Utah – Linda Sherwood, Maryland – Nadene (Dirk) Leavitt, Blackfoot, Idaho – Irene (Jeff) Bird, Arbon, Idaho – Craig (Lisa) Sorensen, Malad, Idaho.  Sister: LaPriel (Mearl) Bair, Providence, Utah –  Brother: Ray (Carol) Sorensen, Howell, Utah.
He was proceeded in death by his parents: Elmer and Blodwin Sorensen – Brothers:  Ariel and Grant Sorensen – Daughter: Sharon Ann.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 12:00 noon in the Malad 6th Ward Building, 200 N. 400 W.  Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday July 17 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Horsley Funeral Home, 132 W. 300 N. and again from 10:30-11:45 am prior to the services. Burial will follow in the Malad City Cemetery.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.horsleyfuneralhome.com


1 comment for “Obituaries 7-17-13

  1. Access Homecare and Hospice
    July 18, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Please accept our condolences at such a difficult time for your family. It was our pleasure and privilege to work with Lloyd in his final days. It was evident that he was a great man that was loved by many!!
    Access Hospice staff

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