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Obituaries 8-28-2013

Max L. Baty

HARPER WARD – Our dear dad, grandpa, and friend, Max Leon Baty passed away, peacefully in his home surrounded by family, on Sunday, August 25, 2013.  He was born November 30, 1936 in Brigham City, UT, the son of Daniel Korth Baty and Effie Mary Olsen.

Max attended Box Elder high school; he was a State Champion wrestler, an All State football and baseball player, and all around good guy who was loved by all. Max graduated high school in 1955 and joined the United States Army Reserves in 1958, serving for 4 years, with an honorable discharge.

While in high school he met the love of his life Jerilyn Holmgren. They married in the Logan LDS Temple on May 29, 1959. They built their home in Harper Ward, where they raised and taught their four children the values of hard work and getting along with others. Max worked to put himself through college at Utah State University where he was a member of the SAE fraternity and furthered his wrestling career. He earned his Bachelor and Master degrees in Physical Education.

After teaching 6th grade for one year Max accepted a job at the Intermountain Indian School in Brigham City.  He spent 25 years teaching at the Indian School where he worked in many different roles such as coach/PE teacher, Director of Special Projects, Title 1 Special Education, the Director of Guidance, and Vice Superintendent; he had a lasting impact on many students and his coworkers. He worked at the Indian School until it’s closing in 1984 when he took a job at Breitenbeker furniture and later McFarland Ford, until his retirement. While Max did have a 8-5 job he also had a 24/7 lifestyle of farming, where on the Baty homestead, he provided an ideal way of life for his family for years to come. He loved to farm and work the land; he always had “projects” to work on.

A high priority for him was to continue the Baty heritage and provide a retreat called “home” for his children and future posterity. Max held the Melchizedek priesthood and various church callings; his favorite calling was serving as Scout Master. Max’s greatest joy was spending time with his wife and children, and later his grandchildren and great-grandchildren around the farm and also on many hunting and fishing trips.

Max loved coaching each of his children in various sporting events and took pride in their accomplishments. His words of encouragement will ring in our hearts forever: keep a song in your heart and a smile on your face.  Max was our pillar of strength and a mentor to all. We could always count on him for a listening ear and to give a few sound words of advice. He was steady, honest, and has left a heritage for his posterity and all who knew him. He was stubborn in his ways but we could not have asked for a better dad, grandfather, and friend.

He is survived by his children: Kirk (Lynell) Baty, Middleton, Idaho; Lisa Baty, South Jordan; Mark (Erin) Baty, Brigham City; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, his dog Ono, his brothers: Richard (Ann) Baty, Dave (Annette) Baty,and John (Joleen) Baty, his sisters: Bonnie (Harvey) Morgan, Patty (Allen) Jensen, and many loving nieces and nephews.

We are so thankful that he was welcomed back home with loving arms by his wife, Jeri; parents, Daniel and Effie; son Kipp, and loved grandson Luke Baty.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Brigham City North Stake Center, 620 N. 300 E., Brigham City, UT.

Friends may call on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 E., Brigham City and on Saturday from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m. at the Church.

Interment will be in the Calls Fort Cemetery military honors will be accorded by Combined Veterans from Box Elder County.

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


Jim Spurlock


TREMONTON-   Jim Spurlock peacefully passed away on August 22 2013, with Judy, his wife of many years by his side.
Jim was born in Missoula, Montana on September 25, 1945, to Jack and Eleanor Spurlock.  He graduated from Twin Bridges High School, and proudly joined the Army, which gave a small town boy the chance to see the world. He served as an Army cook, which is why his family always teased him, ‘he cooked for an Army’, at every family gathering.  Jim was proud of his country, and very patriotic his entire life.

Jim grew up in the ‘Old School’ way of life, he believed in living the Golden Rule, which usually meant someone in need was the recipient of his homestyle cooking, had their lawns mowed in the summer, or their driveways shoveled in the winter.  If you needed help, Jim was the man you called. He believed in supporting the local economy, and he loved to talk and visit with the people he did business with. Jim was a jokester, and loved to tease, and share his latest joke.
Jim had been a professional truck driver at La-Z-Boy for 28 years. He was one of the few recipients of the ‘Two Million Miles Accident Free Award’, he was a modest man and wouldn’t even let them put his award miles on his semi door.

Jim was a true family man, he loved to camp and fish, he and Judy loved the 49ers, and enjoyed seeing a game in San Francisco, where they were both decked out head to toe in 49ers gear. When Jim was home off the truck, he and Judy spent every moment together, keeping up their yard, and garden, enjoying puzzles and games. Jim was the kind of Dad who taught his sons how to be men, and was the kind of husband who sent his wife flowers for every occasion, and sometimes for no reason at all. Jim was a man who worked hard and played hard his entire life.

Jim is survived by his family; Judy Spurlock, sons, Shane & (ShiAnn) Moates of Tremonton,
Jared & (Stephanie) Moates of West Haven, his six Grandchildren, Alyssa, Ava,& Austin, and Jovi, Bennett & Bryson, all of whom adored their Grampa Jim, and who were the joy of his life! His in-laws; the late Les & Donna Wight of Thatcher, and Cliff & Vanya Russell of San Diego. His sisters in-law; Cathy & Brian Moriarty, Patty Cronquist, Christy Reiser, Steve & Corinne Atwood, Emily Wight & Dave Barton, all of whom were very close to him.

A family gathering to honor Jim was held on Friday, August 23, 2013 at Myers Mortuary in Brigham City. In Accordance with Jim’s wishes, he will be cremated, and his ashes will be spread over his favorite fishing spot where he felt most at peace.

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


Emily Ann Boss

9/07/1995 – 8/23/2013


Our sweet ‘Pinky’ has gone home to our Heavenly Father, her mom Jan ‘a-banana’ Harris Boss and big sister Jessica J. after a brief battle with pneumonia.

She was surrounded by the doting family she leaves behind including her dad, Jonathan W. Boss and her many siblings. Also left behind are many nephews and nieces that grew up with their Aunt Emily, extended relatives and many others who loved her.

For more details please go to www.ruddfuneralhome.com.


Joyce Romer Hansen

1929 – 2013 Obit-Joyce-Hansen

Joyce Romer Hansen passed away peacefully on August 23, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Born July 22, 1929 in Tremonton, Utah to Carl Theodore and Valborg Francine Nelson Romer.  Married Darrel Dewey Hansen (#1) on July 20, 1951 in Logan, Utah.  They enjoyed 60 wonderful years together. Joyce was raised on the family farm and learned early the value of hard work.  She attended Bear River High School and later attended Utah State University in Logan.  She loved learning and her career in the education system spanned many years.  Joyce was a member of the Utah State Board of Education and served on the Utah State Board of International Education.  She was an Associate Instructor at Westminster College and a member of the University of Utah Anthropology Outreach Committee.

Joyce enjoyed reading, gardening and travel.  She visited many places in the world while traveling with her girlfriends and for her work.    Joyce especially loved her work with the Neighborhood House.  She served as a member of the Board and was proud of the services Neighborhood House provided the community. Joyce also enjoyed participating with her husband Darrel in his great passion for classic cars.  Joyce was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters Frances Petersen, Elma Larsen, Anna Leola Goodey, and brother Carl Odell Romer.  She is survived by her sister Luella Romer and many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday morning August 27, 2013 at 11:00am at the Brigham City Cemetery, 325 South 3rd East, Brigham City, Utah. Friends and family may visit on Monday evening from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Online memories and tributes can be sent to the family at www.HolbrookMortuary.com


Lowell “Ike” Vern Anderson


Lowell “Ike” Vern Anderson, longtime resident of Bear River City passed away on August 23, 2013, one day after his 89th birthday.

Lowell was born August 22, 1924 in Bear River City, to Vernal “Ike” and El Rita (Jensen) Anderson. He served three years in the South Pacific with the Army during WWII.

He married Betty Jean Whittington on July 4, 1951.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, his daughter, Kathy (Keith) Forsgren, and his son Pat Anderson. Surviving are his children Mike (Mandy) Anderson of Las Vegas, NV; Vern (LeAnn) Anderson; Lorri Temple of Bear River City; and his sister Sheryl (Lloyd) Thompson of Garland.

Per Lowell’s wishes the family will hold a private memorial. He will be interred in the Bear River City Cemetery at a later date.

The family thanks the VA of SLC and CNS hospice services.

Condolences may be made at www.ruddfuneralhome.com


1 comment for “Obituaries 8-28-2013

  1. Kim Petersen
    August 26, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Lorri and family

    I am so sorry about your Dad. He was a wonderful man and I so much enjoyed seeing him when I came your way. I will miss him greatly

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