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Maria Dekleva Chadaz

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Tremonton- Maria Dekleva Chadaz, 85, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, died Sunday, September 29, 2013 in Tremonton of congestive heart failure.

She was born January 10, 1928 in Petelinje, Koper, Slovenia, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, a daughter of Josef and Maria Fatur Dekleva.

In 1947 she married Jakob Sedmak in Slovenia.  He died October 27, 1947.  On April 9, 1959, she married John Chadaz of Tremonton, Utah.  She immigrated to the United States that same year and became a U.S. Citizen in 1981.  He died on October 25, 1992.

She enjoyed cooking, sewing, knitting-the latter for which she won several blue ribbon county fair awards, and always had an immaculate garden and home.  She dearly loved her children, grand children, great-grandchildren, and had a special love for music.  She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

Surviving are her son Jacob (Sydnee) Sedmack Jr., Brigham City, UT, daughter Janet (Brian) McCormick, Richmond, VA, and son Bart Chadaz, Tremonton, UT, six grandchildren and four great-granchildren.  She is also survived by two brothers, Joseph Dekleva, Sydney, Austrailia and Marko Dekleva, Toronto, Canada, and one sister Katrina in Slovenia.  She was preceded in death by her two husbands, two brothers and both parents.

Mass of the Resurrection will be at the Weber State University Catholic Newman Center Chapel, 3738 Custer Ave. in Ogden on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with interment Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Mausoleum, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah with Father Charles Cummins officiating.

Family members would like to thank Intermountain Hospice Team, Dr. Todd J. Miller, M.D. and Linda Touchard, BSN.

Please send online condolences to www.leavittsmortuary.com

Dean Barnes Bradshaw


Dean Barnes Bradshaw, kind and loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully Sunday morning September 29, 2013 surrounded by family.  Dean was born on January 23, 1924 to Phoebe Jenkins Barnes and Thomas Stewart Bradshaw.  He was born and raised in the family home in Wellsville, UT.  Dean married Carma Rae Stauffer on January 23, 1948 in the Logan LDS Temple.

He had a special place in his heart for his family and grandchildren, and they could always count on him to provide various forms of entertainment.  He loved the land and the mountains where he skied and enjoyed nature hikes with his family.  He was an avid reader, enjoying a varied collection of books.  He golfed, and also flew his own airplane.

Dean graduated from South Cache High School, and following time at Utah State University he enlisted in the Army where he served with the 101st Airborne in the European theatre.

He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a ward clerk in various wards.  He officiated in the Logan Temple for four years and at the time of his passing was a High Priest.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Carma Rae Stauffer; children: Marilee (David) Sackolwitz, Nancy (Kent) Webb, Paul (Anjee), Barry (Lisa), and Jed (Andrea); 15 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and one sister, Margaret  Noble.

Funeral services for Dean will be held on Friday, October 4th, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in the Tremonton 6th Ward chapel (660 N. 300 E.).  There will be a viewing held on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E.) and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church prior to the funeral service.  A military burial will take place at the Wellsville City Cemetery following the services.

The family would like to thank Dr. R.W. Merrell, the staff of the Bear River Valley Care Center, and Encompass Hospice for their care.  Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ruddfuneralhome.com.

Garth (Garfee) Brooke Shepherd

Tremonton, UT – 21, passed away on Sept. 27, 2013. Garth was born on January 23, 1992 in Grand Prairie, Tx. to Robert (Robbie) and Delena Shepherd. He is survived by his parents and siblings, Nikki Shepherd Ouert, Lexie Shepherd, and Joey Shepherd, and he was a member of the LDS church. A viewing will be held at Rogers and Taylor Funeral home (111 N 100 E) in Tremonton on Oct. 2, 2013 from 10 – 11:30 am, and the memorial service will be at noon. He will be buried at the Dayton, Idaho cemetery immediately after. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the “Garth Shepherd funeral fundraiser account” at Wells Fargo bank to help cover funeral and medical expenses, and wish to thank Tremonton 6th ward, family, friends, and Bear River hospital for their compassionate loving service and support. (Please visit www.ruddfuneralhome.com for a beautiful and more detailed obituary).

Delmer Lee Wilson, Jr.


On September 28, 2013 after a valiant battle with cirrhosis of the liver at University of Utah Hospital our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle left behind his mortal body to be reunited with lost loved ones in heaven.

Born December 14, 1942 to Delmer Lee and Blanche Noriece Wilson in Huntsville, Missouri. He was the oldest of four children. He grew up in Missouri until he was 12 years old. He held a special place in his heart for Missouri and the life he had there.  At which time his family then moved to Rupert, Idaho. After graduating from Minidoka High School, he met the love of his life his sweetheart Betty Broadhead Wilson. They were wed on November 30, 1962. They became eternal companions on July 23, 1965 in the Idaho Falls Temple.

Through their love and commitment they raised 10 beautiful children six girls and four boys and one special cousin. He held a special place in his heart for each and every one of his nieces and nephews and in laws. He loved them like they were his own. His family was important to him and keeping those bonds strong were what he lived for.

He left all of us with beautiful memories.
My husband treated me with respect and love. No matter what, he worked so hard to provide the best for his family – His sweetheart Betty
When money was tight he made the Christmas gifts for us kids and grandkids all made out of wood. He shared his love for die-cast cars with all of us – Starlene
Our father had a deep love for our mother. He cherished every moment and worked hard to create great memories. He was a hard worker and taught his posterity the value of hard work and the reward of a job well done. He loves all his family unconditionally and told them as often as he could – Sabrina
Even though we were in Texas, we always felt that he was with us. He made many trips to visit us – Destry
My dad showed us many sides. He showed me how to have fun at work without getting in trouble – Tishara
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, mentor, and living example for all. He was a tradesman with many talents. He was a best friend to all of his family – Dartanian
He always had a book in his hand, no matter where he was.  He was always there when we were in a pinch. He taught us the reward of an honest days work, no matter what the job may be – Tansy
He taught me how to fix things and to leave things better than you found them. He taught me to laugh and find the bright side even when you feel like crying. He showed us the joy of “getting out of dodge” and seeing the country – Montanaela
He was always the first one to come to the rescue for all of us when they needed it most. No matter what it was, he was our white knight riding to the rescue. He always told us “If I have the means to help, I will.” -Machandra
Dad gave me his oldest son and then helped raise his grandson and granddaughter. He helped make them the people they are today – Paula
He never gave up. He was a fighter through it all. No matter what trials came into his life, he always had a smile and joke to be told. He was our sunshine on a cloudy day – His sweetheart Betty

He was a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and held many callings throughout his life including his most recent one and by far one of his favorites a primary teacher with his wife. He loved teaching the children.

He is survived by his eternal companion Betty, as well as his children Starlene (Gary) Weatherston, Sabrina (Danny) Jones, Destry Lance Wilson, Tishara (John) Ward, Dartanian Lehi Wilson (Amy Smart), Tansy (David) Talbot, Montanaela (Jared) Loftiss, Machandra (Jon) Wilson, Elvonnia Ledford, adopted son Lee Worley and daughter in law Paula Higley, his brother and sister David Allen Wilson, and Diane (LeeRoy) Adamson and his mother in law Ione MacBass. He had 43 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. He is also survived by many special nieces and nephews and extended family.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother Danny Edward; two sons Dee Lorenzo, Dario Layne; two granddaughters Tulip Loftiss, Jaya Wilson; brother in law James Hunter and father in laws Orville Lorenzo Broadhead, and William Jack MacBass. Whom were ready to welcome him home.

Thank you for all the wonderful memories and the legacy you have left us.

The viewing will be held on Tuesday October 1, 2013 at the Belmont Ward Church house 16925 N. 5200 West, Riverside, Utah from 6-8 pm and the morning before the funeral services from 9-10:30 am. A celebration of his legacy will be held on Wednesday October 2, 2013 at 11:00 am at the same location.

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



Harold Eugene Ward


Honeyville – z, 81 passed away at the Bear River Valley Care Center on September 25, 2013 surrounded by his loving wife, Lois and family members.  He was born November 30, 1931 at home in West Bush, Gloversville, New York to Eugene Ward and Grace Young.

Harold was raised in West Bush, Gloversville, New York attending West Bush School through the 8th grade, 9th grade at Estee Jr. High School, Gloversville, New York and graduated from Broadalbin High School, Broadalbin, New York in 1948.

Harold loved to square dance and this is where he met Lois.  They were married March 12, 1950 in Gloversville, NY and were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on June 26, 1950.  Three children were born of this union: Connie Lee Huggins, Garland, UT; Duane Richard Ward (Colleen) West Haven, UT; and Lori Lee Taylor (Kelly) Clearfield, UT.  Harold loved his family dearly and one of his greatest joys was sharing time with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchild who always brought a twinkle to his eyes and a big smile to his face.

Harold was a very hard worker his entire life.  At age 7, he was driving a team of horses working in the fields from sun up to sun down.  He worked in the leather mills in Gloversville, NY performing a variety of job duties.  Upon his arrival in Utah, Harold worked at places such as Pet Milk (Richmond), State highway Dept., Kraft Cheese (ID), Trenton Feed Co-op, Albion Veterinary Supply (Ogden), and Thiokol Chemical Corporation (Promontory).  He and Lois were the proud owners of Kountry King Drive-In (Thayne, WY) which they later sold and moved back to Utah.  For the last several years, Harold and Lois were campground hosts where they met many new friends.

Harold’s great love was going to the mountains to hunt deer, elk, or moose.  He enjoyed camping, horseback riding, and riding 4-wheel ATVs. He had a love for horses and was a member of the Clarkston Riding Club where he competed in horse racing and other riding competitions.

Harold was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he held many church positions and was a High Priest at the time of his death.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lois, three children, 11 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and two sisters, Grace Clute and Audrey Mendetta and other extended family members.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to the nurses, care givers, and staff at the Care Center who took such wonderful care of Harold over the past several months and to the Hospice staff in his final hours.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. with a viewing held prior to the funeral from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at the Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home (111N 100 E, Tremonton). Burial will follow in the Bear River City Cemetery.  Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.rogersandtaylor.com


Theodore K Elmer


Elwood, UT – Theodore K Elmer passed away on September 22, 2013 surrounded by his family. Ted was born on January 21, 1930 in Park City, UT to Theodore and Anne Marie Kershaw Elmer. He married Laura Wilson on August 15, 1955 in the Salt Lake Temple.

Ted proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict in the Air Force. He worked as an Industrial Engineer in the Aerospace industry. Ted was active in the LDS Church where he has served in many callings including several Bishoprics as Executive Secretary, Ward Clerk, a Logan Temple Officiator and a Family History specialist.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Willis Elmer and daughter Christine Elmer.

Ted is survived by his wife, Laura, and children: Brett(DiAnna) Elmer, Eagar, AZ; W. Ted(Janet)Elmer,  Evanston, WY; Adrian Elmer, Tremonton, UT; Leland(Jana) Elmer, West Valley City, UT; LeaAnne(Rulon) Jensen, Fairbanks, AK; Richard(Mary Jo) Elmer, Pleasant View, UT; Clinton(RaKel) Elmer, North Ogden, UT; Jonathan(Julee) Elmer, West Jordan, UT; Sidney Elmer, Livermore, CA; Renee(Dave) Charbonneau, Pleasant Grove, UT; and siblings: George H.(Joyce) Elmer, Delos I.(Leslie) Elmer, Rada(Boyce) Morton, Reva Bain, 39 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday September 28, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Tremonton 2nd/5th Ward Building (300 South Tremont St.). Viewings will be held Friday September 27, 2013 from 6-8:00 pm at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home (111 N 100 E) and prior to the funeral from 9:30-10:30 at the church. Interment will be at the Porterville, UT Cemetery.

Condolences can be offered at www.rogersandtaylor.com


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