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Obituaries 9-25-2013

Gerald Wayne Bailey
1949 – 2013

Obit Gerald Wayne Bailey

Gerald Wayne Bailey (Jerry), 64, of Meridian, returned home to his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, September 18th in the presence of his four daughters, two sons-in-law, and his oldest grandson. Jerry was born May 27, 1949 to Audrey Elaine Clarkson and Melvin Stuart Bailey in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. When he was 11, his family moved to Whittier, California. He married his high school sweetheart on April 20, 1968. He worked twenty years as journeyman wireman and then became a horticulture salesman in 1990 for McHutchison LLC. He loved to work on trains, remote control planes, go camping, enjoyed water skiing and family activities. For all who knew Jerry would agree that he had a unique ability to make friends easily and connect with people on a level that many could not, and because of that, left a trail of friends spread everywhere he has lived.Jerry passed away from a very rare and incurable degenerative neurological disorder called Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. His family is committed to raising awareness of this extremely rare disease that effects only one in one million each year. The family will be setting up a donation account for research and in lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations be made on his behalf. Contact family or follow on Facebook for more details.He is survived by wife, Karen Bailey; daughters, Raelynn Miller (Doug), Nichole Bailey, Stephanie Rathbone (William), and Amanda Bailey (Dyllan); ten grandchildren; and siblings, Cynthia Galvani and Philip Bailey (Gaylene).A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the LDS chapel located at 1985 North Black Cat Road, Meridian, Idaho. Friends may visit with the family from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, September 27th at the church. Services are under the direction of Relyea Funeral Chapel in Boise, Idaho.

  LaNae Bourne Summers


  LaNae Bourne Summers age 91, passed away at Bear River Valley Hospital on September 20, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 19, 1922 in Farmington, UT the daughter of Charles Wallace and Mattie Robinson Bourne. She was the second of three children.

Mom grew up in West Fielding on her parents’ farm, where she loved to ride horses, play softball and play with her cousins. Mom learned to love animals and was always caring for any creature that she thought needed help.

She attended Fielding Elementary School and later graduated from Bear River High School in 1940 where she was the editor of the Searchlight (the school newspaper). She was an excellent student and participated in school activities. She also graduated from the Garland LDS Seminary.

LaNae met Farrell Summers at the Box Elder County Fair and they were married on December 24, 1940. Their Marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple on July 1, 1942. They lived in Bothwell, UT where they farmed, raised turkeys and they raised six children who were taught the value of hard work and helping others. We are grateful for those lessons and example.

Mom loved to read, raise beautiful flowers, bake delicious cookies and cinnamon rolls. Homemade root beer was plentiful during the summer. Camping with friends and family was a favorite outing for Mom. She was happiest surrounded by family & friends.

Mom was a woman of many talents. She taught the Gospel Doctrine class for many years, also served as a ward and stake YWMIA counselor. She taught Primary, and was Sunday School Secretary. She also taught Relief Society and was a visiting teacher for many years. Mom worked as a clerk in the Technical Library at Thiokol for 20 years. She was a gracious lady who loved to serve others.

Mom is survived by her children: Kirk (Mary Ann) Summers of Belt, MT, Blair (Linda) Summers of Bothwell, UT, LaNette (Monty) Jones of Fielding, UT, Bruce (Susan) Summers of Draper, UT, Michael (Kristin) of Thatcher, UT and Susan (Jeffrey) Nielsen of Bothwell, UT; 29 granchildren, 77 great grandchildren with two more expected; 12 great great grandchildren and one sister-in-law Roma Jean Bourne of East Garland, UT.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 68 years Farrell Summers, her parents, her brothers Jay Bourne, John A. Bourne and her sister-in-law Erma Bourne. As well as four grandchildren, one great grandchild and one great great grandchild.

The family would like to thank the staff at Bear River Valley Hospital for their unmatched care and compassion, also to Intermountain Hospice.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday September 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bothwell LDS Church (10350 W 11600 N). There will be viewings held on Tuesday September 24, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E.) and at the church previous to the funeral from 9:30- 10:30 a.m. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ruddfuneralhome.com



Janet Allen


The heavens are rejoicing at the return of a successful spirit. Janet Louise Jorgensen Allen passed peacefully from this earth to the next existence Thursday evening at her home in Fielding, Utah. She lived seventy-seven successful years teaching children, youth and adults that the Savior’s principle of love and caring really can be incorporated into one’s life.

Janet put her complete heart and soul into all things she ever attempted. Highlights include nineteen years as an elementary school teacher; many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, both ward and stake; as a missionary in Nauvoo and Carthage, Illinois; and an officiator in the Logan Temple. She was chosen valedictorian at all levels of education; which included her hometown of Ephraim’s primary and secondary schools; Snow College, and Utah State University.

She will be incredibly missed here by her seven living children and their eternal companions: Athena (Scott) Lloyd, Cedar Hills, Utah; Matthew (Joann), Fielding, Utah; Toni (Mark) Johnson; Layton, Utah; Eric, Yokohama, Japan; Byron (Heidi), South Ogden, Utah;  Alys (Scott) McKnight, Wilsonville, Oregon; Ruth (Wes) Baumgartner, Bozeman, Montana; one sister Margo Adams, Orem, Utah; and her own eternal companion Gerald L “Jerry” Allen; plus twenty grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Greeting her as she changed her existence were an infant son Jonathan; parents James and Grace Jorgensen; a sister Sandra Christensen; a brother Kent; in-laws Earle and Delores Allen.

A funeral will be Tuesday (Sept. 24) at the Fielding Stake Center at 11:00 a.m. 4375 W. 15600 N. Fielding, UT. There will be a viewing Monday, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and prior to the service Tuesday 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.



Yvonne Ravsten Ashby


Garland – Yvonne Ravsten Ashby, 82, passed away at home on September 18, 2013.  She was born January 22, 1931 in Logan, Utah to Bennie J. and Eunice Ravsten and was raised in Clarkston.  She graduated from North Cache High School and attended Utah State University.  On September 12, 1950 she married Marvin Ralph Ashby.  They raised 8 children and lived the past 54 years in Garland.

Yvonne was a wonderful mother and homemaker.  She also served in many capacities in scouting, PTA and various church callings.

An accomplished pianist, Yvonne taught piano lessons for many years.  She and Marvin played in an orchestra called the Serenaders and later with their children organized a family band. Yvonne accompanied many groups and choirs and was a member of the Utah Music Teachers Association.

Yvonne volunteered at the Bear River Senior Care Center.  She also was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.  She and Marvin served a mission in the West Virginia Charleston Mission.  Later they served as officiators at the Logan Temple.

Yvonne loved gardening, and also enjoyed traveling.  She loved learning new things and took many classes.  One of her greatest joys was reading and she kept volumes of journals.  Optimism and love were her gifts to all who knew her.

Her family would like to sincerely thank Mavis and the nurses and care givers with Intermountain Homecare and Hospice.

Yvonne, is survived by her children, Annette (Michael) Bair, Lorene (Paul) Saunders, Laurin (Holly) Ashby, Rodney (Rose) Ashby, Douglas (Dana) Ashby, Lyle (Angela) Ashby, Gary (Jennifer) Ashby, Diane (Ryan) Ball; 52 grandchildren and spouses, and 42 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Melva (Wally) Cottle; Jean (Mel) Cottle; Milton ( Rosemary) Ravsten.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a brother Ben Eugene Ravsten, and a daughter-in-law, Janet Baugh Ashby.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, September 23, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Garland Tabernacle (140 W. Factory St. – Garland). Viewings will be held Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E. – Tremonton) and on Monday from 9:30-10:30 at the Garland Tabernacle.  Interment will be in the Garland City Cemetery.

Online Condolences and memories may be shared at www.rogersandtaylor.com


Ruth Munns


Ruth Ellen Stacey Munns, 91, of Idaho Falls, and formerly of Bear River City, Utah, died Sunday, September 15, 2013, at Mt. Vernon Assisted Living Center in Idaho Falls.

Ruth was born November 29, 1921, in Evanston, Wyoming, to Frederick and Christina May Cox Stacey. Ruth lived in Almy, Wyoming until about the age of 8 months, when her family moved to Woodruff, Utah, where she grew up. Ruth graduated from South Rich High School in 1939.

She married Reed Abel Munns in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple on August 24, 1942.

After their marriage they lived in Honeyville, Utah, for a short time. When her husband was drafted into the U.S. Army, she lived with her parents until he returned home. After Reed returned from WWII, they moved to Ogden Terrace (North Ogden, Utah). They moved to Bear River City in 1948. In 2010, she moved to Idaho Falls, to be near her son and daughter.

Ruth was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Along with her husband Reed, she served in the Kentucky Louisville Mission in 1987. She also served in various positions in the Primary, including Primary President, as well as Relief Society President, and Spiritual Living Teacher in the Relief Society. She also served as 1st counselor in the Young Women’s Organization and as a Visiting Teacher. Her favorite calling though was as a Temple worker in the Ogden Utah LDS Temple where she served with her husband for 20 years.

Her life was devoted to serving her family and her church.

Ruth enjoyed sewing, crocheting, reading, and cooking.

She is survived by: Daughter, Carolyn (Fred) Jensen of Idaho Falls, Idaho; Sons: Jerry (Rosemary) Munns of Layton, Utah; and Ron (Marie) Munns of Idaho Falls, Idaho; Daughter, Marilyn (Eric) Rasmussen of Brigham City, Utah; Daughter-in-law,  Faith Limb (Ray) of Spokane, Washington; Brothers: Bill (Velma, deceased) Stacey of Provo, Utah, and Glen (Virginia) Stacey of Centerville, Utah; 29 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren (with 2 on the way), and 4 great-great grandchildren (with 2 on the way).

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, a son, Alan; her parents, and 4 brothers: Edmund, Wayne, Jim and Gary.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the Bear River City LDS Church at 5870 N. 4700 W. in Bear River City, Utah. The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m. Monday, September 23, 2013, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Bear River City Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Coltrin Mortuary, 2100 First St, Idaho Falls.

Condolences may be sent online at www.coltrinmortuary.com


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