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Obituaries 8-21-2013

Vida Butler Jensen


    Vida Butler Jensen, wife of Vay Speirs Jensen, passed away peacefully into the loving arms of her eternal companion on Aug. 19, 2013, in Perry, Utah. Each of her children and some of her grandchildren had some special time with her before her passing. We recently had a family gathering to celebrate her 90th birthday. She had the party so she decidedshe didn’t have to stick around for the birthday.

    Mom was born on Sept. 20, 1923, in Garland, Utah, the youngest of ten children born to Heber Close and Rose Zipporah Marsh Butler. She grew up on the farm in Garland and attended school there graduating from Bear River High School in 1941.

    Mom and Dad became acquainted after Dad’s friend brought Mom to a dance in Bear River City. They dated for three years and were married on Dec. 15, 1943, in the Logan LDS Temple. Dad passed away Aug. 16, 2004.

    She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved the gospel and taught us with her sweet spirit and by her example, to love the Lord. She served diligently wherever she was called to serve in the church and community.

    She loved music and could often be heard singing around the house.  She enjoyed singing with the ward choir and with the singing mothers.

    She and Dad loved to dance. She was a talented seamstress. She enjoyed embroidery work and crochet. She was a wonderful cook and the greatest mother. She made sur we had all the opportunities we desired to develop our talents.

    Mom is survived by her six children: Janet (Keith) Winward, Riverdale; Seth (Jean) Jensen, Roy; Mary Ellen (Charles) Greene, Bear River City; Floyd (Elaine) Jensen, Garland; Rosalee (Danny) Thain, Benson; Leon (Kikue) Jensen, Orem; 23 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister-in-law, Geniel Butler, Salt Lake City.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Vay, nine siblings and one granddaughter.

    The family would like to express gratitude for the loving care Mom received during her time at Beehive Homes of Perry, at Maple Springs in Brigham City and also from the many home health and hospice nurses who loved and cared for her.

    Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 11 a.m., at the Bear River Ward chapel. The viewing will be held on Friday, Aug. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home in Tremonton, Utah, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., on Saturday at the church.

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


Metta Hale Palmer


Bothwell- Metta Hale Palmer passed away peacefully in Tremonton, UT on Sunday August 18, 2013 with her family around her.

She was born February 12, 1924 in Oakley, Idaho to Loyal Sample Hale and Lila Marion Mooso. She lived in Bridge. Then she moved to Malta, ID, until her mother passed away then she moved back to Oakley, where she finished her education at Oakley High School.

She married Joseph Farrell Palmer on February 25, 1942 in Oakley, ID. They were later sealed in the Logan LDS Temple. They moved to Mantua in 1944. While in Mantua, Farrell passed away on March 5, 1981.  Metta then moved to Bothwell in September of 1987.

She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in the Primary, Relief Society, as a Visiting Teacher and as an Ogden Temple Worker.

Metta worked for J.C. Penney’s and Box Elder School District.

She is survived by four children: Katherine (Lee) Summers, Bothwell; Rachel (Dallas) Nelson, South Ogden; Jesse (Glenda) Palmer, Brigham City and Pamela Allred, Redmond. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 56 great grandchildren and 16 great great grandchildren, with 4 more on the way.

She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers LaVell, Vernis and Ronald Hale, sister Rachel Gorringe, granddaughter Holly Beckstead and great grandchild Chet Summers.

                  Funeral services for Metta will be held on Friday August 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Bothwell LDS Church (10350 W. 11600 N.). Viewings will be held on Thursday August 22, 2013 at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E.) from 6-8 p.m. and at the church prior to the funeral from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ruddfuneralhome.com


Mavi Jo Scoffield

LOGAN, UTAH  – Mavi Jo Scoffield, the infant daughter of Shane Roland and Aspen Dawn Wrigley Scoffield of Logan, Utah, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.  We experienced the Lord’s tender mercy of allowing us to have her for one hour and one minute, but we know that through temple covenants she will be ours for eternity.

She will be forever loved by her parents; paternal grandparents, Jon and Wendy Scoffield of Thatcher, Utah; maternal grandparents, Rick and Edith Wrigley of Burley; paternal great-grandfather, Porter Christensen of Thatcher, Utah; maternal great-grandparents, Don and Mavis Wrigley of Burley; and many aunts, uncles and cousins who have shown such love to our family.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, where friends and family may call from 1 until 1:45 p.m.  Officiating will be Bishop O’Dell Speth.  Burial will follow at the View Cemetery.


LaRee “Lee” Eisenhour


LaRee “Lee” Ann Eisenhour, 74, passed away on Aug. 11, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family of pancreatic cancer.

She was born on June 4, 1939, in Plymouth, Utah, to Ellis Hess and Ruby Potter Hess. She married Larry Eisenhour on May 28, 1976, in Evanston, Wyo.

LaRee was a devoted wife and a loving mother to six children and seven step-children. She loved camping with friends and family and was the glue that kept everything together.

She was the only girl out of five children. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Gail.

LaRee is survived by her husband, Larry, and her 13 children: Marla (Dick) Blankenship, Roy; Ricky (Susan) Roche, Tremonton; Becky (Keith) Jones, Bluffdale; Ronnie (Paula) Roche, Plymouth; Roxie (Tom) Beus, Circleville; Jamie (Richard) Peterson, Price; Kenney Eisenhour, South Ogden; Cheryl (Russ) Bolk, Paragona; Scott Eisenhour, Roy; Darren (Robyn) Eisenhour, Hawaii; Brett (Brenda) Eisenhour, Ogden; Sue Stevens, Ogden; and Mike (Terri) Eisenhour, Brigham; 39 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; brothers Drex (Ila) Hess, Garland; Verlin (Dorothy) Hess, Plymouth; and Arlo Hess, Tremonton.

Per LaRee’s request no services will be held at this time. Cremation entrusted to Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary.

A special thanks to Dr. Carl Gray and chemo nurses, CNS Hospice Nurses Deana and Shalyce.

Rest in peace, Mom. We love you.


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