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Obituaries 9-11-2013

Harold Nielsen


Harold Nielsen was born November 3, 1927 in Malad, Idaho.  He died September 5, 2013 in Ogden, Utah at the age of 85.  He was born to James Peter and Olive Olson Nielsen.  He married Darlene Priscilla Williams in the Logan LDS temple on July 21, 1947.

Harold grew up in Holbrook and Malad.  He was a World War II veteran and homesteaded and farmed in Rupert, Malta, and Holbrook, Idaho.  Harold and Darlene returned to live in Malad in 1984.  Harold was proceeded in death by his parents Peter and Olive Nielsen, two brothers, Glenn and Albert, and a sister Verda Wadsworth.

Harold is survived by his wife Darlene, his 5 children: Sandra Dille (Larry), Tremonton, Utah; Linda Kitch (John), Tremonton, Utah; Glenna Nielsen-Grimn (Pete), Holiday, Utah; Peter J Nielsen (Coleen), Wallsburg, Utah; Darin W Nielsen (Teresa), Moorepark, California; and his sister sister Carolyn Neal, Malad, Idaho.  He is also survived by 33 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and 11 step-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 12 noon in the Malad LDS 2nd Ward Chapel, 20 S. 100 W., Malad, Idaho  Friends may visit with the family this morning from 10:30-11:30a.m. prior to the service at the Horsley Funeral Home, 132 W. 300 N. in Malad, Idaho.  Burial will follow in the Malad City Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.horsleyfuneralhome.com

Toby Walker Kranek


Beaver Dam – Toby Walker Kranek age 44 passed away on Sept. 5, 2013.

    Toby was born in Lakeland, Fla., on Aug. 30, 1969, to Sidney Waite and Rebecca Walker.

    Toby spent his childhood in Lakeland, Fla., and in his late teens moved to Hyde Park, Utah, where he graduated from Sky View High School.

    Toby attended Utah State University where he and Cindi Allen met. Toby and Cindi were married June 15, 1994, in Hyde Park, and made their home in Smithfield, Utah.  The family later moved to Beaver Dam, Utah, where they had been living for the last eleven years.

    Toby was self employed running a delivery service for 17 years and also worked for several years installing garage doors for Doormaster and Doorsmith in Logan, Utah. He was currently employed by Jensen & Sons Ironworks in Collinston, Utah.

    Toby could fix anything and loved to garden, play the guitar, go snowboarding, take care of his bees,  bow fish, ride motorcycles, camp, hike or anything else outdoors. Camping with his family was always a highlight of every summer.

    He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as a missionary in Hawaii and Montana. He also was involved in scouting in the Young Men’s organization of the LDS Church.

    Toby is survived by his wife Cindi Allen Kranek, children Daniel W. and Kendra Kranek, parents Sidney  (Mearritta)Waite, Rebecca Walker Kranek, siblings David (Tammy) Waite, Debbie (Doug) Durrand, Darrin (Jana) Waite, Mary Dawn Waite, Dustin (Kim) Waite, Doug (Mandy) Waite, Denise (Mike) Hansen, DeAnn (Richard) Cardon and parents-in-law Rick (Tamara) Allen and Marlene S. Allen.

    A memorial service for Toby will be held at the Beaver Dam Church (16025 N. Beaver Dam Rd.), on Sept. 12, at 11 a.m., there will be a visitation previous to the funeral at the church from 9-10:30 a.m.

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

    The family would like to thank the community for their outpouring of generosity and sympathies.


Victor Y. Phillips


DEWEYVILLE –  Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend and Pastor, Victor Y. Phillips, 83, passed away peacefully at Bear River Valley View Care Center, on Wednesday, September 4, 2013.

He was born on September 2, 1930 in Brigham City, UT, a son of Verne and Stella Phillips.

Growing up Victor enjoyed the typical experiences boys had such as hunting, fishing and basketball.  He especially enjoyed the time he spent on stage  performing  at Box Elder High School where he later graduated.

He married Madge Grundy and had two daughters, Roseanne and Laura, they were later divorced.

Victor attended Steven Henagar College in Salt Lake City and later moved to Los Angeles where he attended Los Angeles Trade Technical College. He majored in Printing and Publishing.

He married Carol Anderson on January 21, 1956 in Las Vegas, NV.

Victor moved his family back to Utah and worked many jobs, including Press Foreman for Utah State University.  He found his calling was to preach the Word of God and enrolled at the Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, California in 1991. His Pastoral leadership included starting three new churches in the Utah/Nevada corner. He was the presiding Chaplin of the American Legion Post #69 in Kanab, UT.  Victor retired from the Baptist ministry after 21 years.

Victor is survived by his wife, Carol; three daughters, Diane, Stella and Susan; 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren and counting.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Richard and three sisters; Gene, Winnifred and Larene; and one daughter, Irene.

The family would like to express their appreciation for the care given to Victor at the Bear River Valley View Care Center in his final years.

There will be no funeral services.

Email condolences to www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com


Mary (Chizuko) Hara Okada


Tremonton – Mary (Chizuko) Hara Okada, passed away September 1, 2013.  She was born April 18, 1928 in Utah. Mary grew up in Idaho on the family farm. She graduated from Caldwell High School in Caldwell, Idaho in 1948. After high school she moved to California and attended designing and seamstress school. She then returned to Utah and married Tetsu Okada on November 28, 1958 in the Honeyville Buddhist Temple.

Mary enjoyed trips to Las Vegas and Wendover. She was an avid Jazz fan. In her younger years she enjoyed drawing and designing clothes, even doing some sewing for famous people, but continued to make quilts for each grandchild. Mary held many positions in the Honeyville Buddhist Church.

She is survived by her children, Tami Fernandes, Jann (Ted) Stangler, Edie (Charles) Burt, Herb (Taryn) Okada; 11 Grandchildren; In-laws, Beb (Ila) Okada, Kenge (Marye) Okada, Joanne Okada, Kikuye Hara, Fumi Hara, Diane Hara and Reiko Hara. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, six brothers and two sisters.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday September 7, at 1:00 pm at the Honeyville Buddhist Temple (3945 W. 6900 N. – Honeyville, UT) Friends may call Friday evening from 5-7 pm at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home ( 111 N. 100 E. – Tremonton, UT).  Burial in the Tremonton Riverview Cemetery.

Online condolences may be shared at www.rogersandtaylor.com


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