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Obituaries 7-31-2013

Sterling Marvin Hudman


                Sterling Marvin Hudman, age 83 passed away 27 July 2013 in Pocatello, Idaho. He was born 28 March 1930 in Idaho Falls, Idaho a son of Arthur and Sarah Ann Holley Hudman. At the age of 8, he went to live with his Uncle Ted (Lewis Edmond) Holley.  On 11 July 1947, he married Luella Smith in Malad, Idaho. They were later divorced. He was a farm mechanic most of his life. He has lived in Idaho, Utah, Nevada and Nebraska.

                He is the father of nine children: Marvin (Joleen) of Wamsutter, Wyoming, Judy (Dale) Collom of Tremonton, Preston (Debbie) of Harrisville, Diana (Blake) Poppleton of Tremonton, June (Ross) Phillips of Tremonton, Tina (Paul) Fulgham of Tremonton, Clifton (Gayla) of Harrisville, Phillip (Katie) of Centerville, and Shane (deceased). He is also survived by his brother, Larry (Beverly) Hudman of Coltman, Idaho. He leaves behind 32 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter.

                He is preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, 3 sisters, his son Shane, two grandsons and one great grandson.

                A short memorial service will be held 3 August 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Riverview Cemetery in Tremonton, Utah.

                Going with Dad’s wishes, his body was donated to science for research of Arthritis.

We love you Dad.

Karmichael Gray and Karter Gray

BRIGHAM CITY – Karmichael Leon Webb Gray and Karter Dean Webb Gray, infant twin boys of Shaun and Bridget Gray of Brigham City passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at McKay-Dee Hospital.

Surviving are parents, siblings: Kalan, Kyson, Klaysen and Kota; grandparents Melanee Bingham of Brigham, Bryon and Janice Bingham of Hyrum, and Michael and Kathryn Gray of Kearns.

Graveside services are pending under the direction of Rudd Funeral Home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ruddfuneralhome.com


Lloyd Thompson


Lloyd Thompson, 88, passed away July 22, 2013 in Tremonton, UT. Lloyd was born January 10, 1925 to Albert and Ella Thompson in Tremonton, UT. He Married Sharyl Anderson on August 28, 1949 in Bear River City, UT. They were later sealed in the Logan LDS Temple on May 27, 1964.

Lloyd was born in Tremonton, raised in Elwood and settled in Garland. He attended Bear River High School , Utah State University and Weber Tech where he obtained his Journeyman Plumbers License.

               He worked for various companies in the Ogden area as a journeymen plumber for many years.  He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1946. He achieved the level of aviation machine mate 3rd class.

                He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He held many callings in the church and also served as a Garland City Councilman.

                Lloyd is survived by his wife Sharyl; Sons Brandt (Bethann), Ray (Bev), Brian (Marita), & Randall (Teresa) Thompson; Daughter Janele (Doug) Green and two sisters Chloe Ellis & Merle Jean Gardner.

                He was preceded in death by six brothers and eight sisters.

Private funeral services were held. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ruddfuneralhome.com


Thelma Manning


GARLAND – Thelma Ruth Thompson Manning passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 25, 2013 with her family by her side.  Thelma was born on January 21, 1928 in Elwood, Utah, a daughter of Eugene and Miriam Selman Thompson.

She graduated from Box Elder High School and Dee Hospital School of Nursing.  She attended Weber State College, University of Utah, and the University of Montana.  Thelma and her sweetheart Glenn Erickson Manning were married on April 18, 1951 in the Logan LDS Temple.  Glenn died on August 12, 2012.

Thelma was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in all auxiliaries of the Church; she served with her husband in the Logan LDS Temple, the Chile Santiago Temple Mission and in the Tremonton Spanish Branch.  She was active in Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Utah Farm Bureau Women’s Committee and as a Registered Nurse.  Thelma enjoyed gardening, playing piano and mandolin, sewing, quilting, cooking, and recently learned to paint.

Surviving are her children: Frederic (Susan) Manning, Gary (Yvonne) Manning, Evelyn (Kelly) Waldron, Cheri (Jerry) Roberts, Alan (Karen) Manning, Tina (Jeff) Welter, Roy (Jennifer) Manning; 31 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren; also siblings: Carol (DeVerl deceased) Barker, Grant Thompson and Kathyrn (Gary) Hill.

Preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a granddaughter, Holly Manning.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 29, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Garland Tabernacle, 140 W. Factory, Garland, UT with Bishop Gary Manning officiating.  Friends may call Sunday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Monday 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Tabernacle.

Interment will be in the Garland Cemetery.

Services under the direction of Myers Mortuary in Brigham City.

Special thanks to the staff at Maple Springs Senior Living Center, Intermountain Homecare, Integrity Homecare, Encompass Homecare and Hospice.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.


Iris “Maurine” Jackson


Tremonton – Iris “Maurine” Jackson, 95, passed away July 22, 2013, with her family by her side.  She was born June 29, 1918 in Snowville, UT to William and Iris Rosella Peterson Hurd.

Maurine attended elementary school in Snowville, then attended and graduated from Bear River High School. She Married Paul F. Fonnesbeck on April 20, 1935. Together they had seven children; Carol, Paul D., James C. (Deceased), Margo (Deceased), Sheila, Marcia & Leah. They lived, worked and raised their children together on the family farm in Howell, UT. Maurine has 27 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren, and 18 great-great-grandchildren. Paul passed away in 1970.

She later married Merlyn Jackson in September of 1976 in Reno, NV. They made their home and retired in Tremonton, although they traveled all over the western United States and would go south for the winters. Merlyn passed away in February of this year. Maurine was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints her whole life and enjoyed the callings that she held throughout her life; she was an avid visiting teacher until she was 91.

A Graveside Service will be held Friday, July 26, 2013 at 12:30 pm at the Logan City Cemetery. There will be a viewing the same day at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E. –Tremonton) from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, prior to the service. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.rogersandtaylor.com

Special Thanks to the Tremonton IHC Hospital and Hospice personnel for their care and love shown to mom during her last days with us.



Alfred Benjamin Dansie Jr.

1925 – 2013


Ben Dansie, 88, passed away July 23, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah from causes incidental to age. Ben was born August 15, 1925 in Salt Lake City. He was the son of Alfred Benjamin Dansie Sr. and Lucile Brown Burton.

He was married to his sweetheart Lei Nani Barnes for 65 years and to this union were born four children; Diana (Al) Hardy of Wyoming, Dave (Jeanette) of Washington, RaeLynne (Rodney) of Utah, and Scott (Alan Liu) Of Utah. Ben is also survived by ten grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren.

Ben was introduced to skiing as a teenager which became a lifelong passion. He was instrumental in the development of Pomerelle Ski Resort and Ski School outside of Burley, Idaho. He was also a ski instructor at Beaver Mountain Ski Resort. Ben was employed as a seedsmen for 33 years. He and Lei Nani were also the co-owners of Western Seeds Inc. of Burley, Idaho and Tremonton, Utah.

Upon retirement, Ben and Lei spent their winters in Kona, Hawaii and their summers in Park City, Utah. In Kona he spent many hours volunteering at Amy Greenwell Botanical Gardens. Ben used his creativity to beautify the grounds. He built structures that still benefit all those who visit the gardens today. He also enjoyed spending time with family boating at Bear Lake where he and Lei owned a cabin. They also loved traveling and have toured many destinations around the world.

Graveside services will take place at the Salt Lake City Cemetery, 200 N. St., on Saturday July 26 at 1:00 p.m. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Hemophilia Foundation of Portland, Oregon or Primary Children’s Hospital of Salt Lake City.



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