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Obituaries 10-16-2013

Wilford Woodruff Snow


Wilford Woodruff Snow, 83, our beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather and friend was taken back to the arms of his Father in Heaven on Monday, October 14th 2013. He was born to Orion and Lettie Snow on September 13, 1930 in a little farm house in Deweyville, Utah.

He attended Bear River High School , class of ‘49, where he played sports and was class president.  He then went to Utah State where he studied Engineering.  It was there that he met his sweetheart, and eternal companion, Elizabeth Fletcher; he was the president of the LDS Institute fraternity, and she was a new freshman just signing up for classes.  They were soon married in the Logan Temple, a romance that lasted nearly sixty years and produced eight children.

He worked as a Mechanical Engineer, first for Boeing, and spent the bulk of his career with Unisys Corporation where he went on to earn his Masters Degree in Business.  When he retired he and his wife moved back to his family property in Deweyville, Utah.

A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Woody served in many callings in the church, including serving as a temple worker for many years and also serving a mission with his wife to Nauvoo, Illinois during the time that the Nauvoo temple was being rebuilt.

Woody was first and foremost a family man.  His family will remember him as a hard working and devoted husband and father, who was gentle and kind. He spent countless hours serving others and had a good sense of humor that made others smile. He loved belt buckles, rice crispy bars and caramel corn.

Woody is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; six children, Kelly (Patricia) Snow, Kathleen (Mark) Talbot, Richard (Lorinda) Snow, Donna (David) Cardon, David (Shauni) Snow, and Rebecca (Charles) Barnum; 24 grand children; and 5 great-grand children.  He is preceded in death by two of his sons, Wilford Woodruff Jr, and Richard Donald; his parents; and 3 siblings, Dewey, Donald and Ruth.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 18th at 11:00 a.m. at the Deweyville LDS Church Building. A viewing will be held on Thursday, October 17th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Rodgers & Taylor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton; and October 18th from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. preceding the funeral.  Interment will be at the Deweyville City Cemetery.

Online condolences may be shared at www.ruddfuneralhome.com


Frances R. Miller


Frances R. Miller passed away on October 13, 2013 at the Bear River Care Center in Tremonton, UT after a long battle with kidney failure. She was born on August 10, 1925 in Blue Creek, Utah to Charles and Effie Mennear Roberts. She married Leo Ellis in June 1943, they were later divorced.  On April 17, 1948 she married Charles L. Miller in Brigham City, Utah. Charles died Nov. 1981

She lived in Blue Creek, UT, Tremonton, UT, Cheyenne, WY and Garland. UT. She attended school at Bear River.

Frances enjoyed knitting, her flower garden and her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children: Max (Carol) Ellis, Midvale; Kathy Anderson, Garland; Bev (Ray) Thompson, Tremonton; Ken (Debbie) Miller, Twin Falls, ID; Sid (Cindy) Miller. Tremonton; Anne (Ron) Goss, Tremonton, Sisters: May (Carl) Schelin, Alabama; Jean Christensen, West Valley City, and Brother: Clarence Roberts, Brigham City.

Frances is preceded in death by her parents, Son Thomas Ellis, Son-in-Law; Craig Mart Anderson, Brothers, William Roberts and R. Ray Roberts.

Funeral services will be held on Friday October 18, 2013 1:00 p.m. at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E. Tremonton, UT). There will be a viewing held previous to the funeral from 11:30- 12:30. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ruddfuneralhome.com


Maria Isabel Barrera


Tremonton – Maria Isabel Barrera, 79, passed away October 10, 2013 in Tremonton, UT. She was born on November 5, 1933 in Pawnee, TX to Julian and Consuelo Alvarado. She married Guadalupe G. Barrera in Harlingen, TX in July of 1956 he passed away in August of 2001.

Maria has lived in Texas, Colorado and most recently in Utah. She was the director of Migrant Head Start for many years and was also a bus driver. She received the bus driver of the year award. Maria was a member of the Guadalupanas and a deacon at Santa Ana Church.

She is survived by her children; Maria Cecilia (Victor) Mendoza, Maria Nave, Linda (Roy) Sullivant, John Barrera, G. Michael (Tracy) Barrera, Julian Barrera, Corina Barrera, Adan Barrera, Christopher Limas; 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday Oct. 15 at the Santa Ana Church 760 W 600 N, Tremonton, at 11:00 a.m. There will be a viewing Monday evening at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E., Tremonton) from 6-7 p.m. and a rosary starting at 7.

Online condolence and memories may be shared at www.ruddfuneralhome.com

Dee Luke Ramsdell


                Bear River City – Dee Luke Ramsdell, (Frog), 85, wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother, passed away at his home, warm in his bed, next to his gal, surrounded by his family, Friday, October 11, 2013 in Bear River City from cancer.

He was born September 25, 1928 in Park City, Utah, a son of Dewey Algeroy Ramsdell and Florence Gertrude Anderson.  In the fall of 1934, the family moved to Bear River City where he was a life-long resident.  He graduated from Box Elder High School and attended art classes at Utah State.  He had two half-brothers, three sisters, and three brothers; Jack Dewey Ramsdell, Robert Lloyd Ramsdell, Sally (Munns) Ramsdell, Kathleen Ramsdell, Karen (Loo) Ramsdell, Ted LeRoy Ramsdell, Richard (Dick) Anderson Ramsdell, and Michael A Ramsdell.

He served his country in the Korean War from 1951-1953 and was given an honorable discharge in 1956.  He met Dorothy (Dixie) Wilson in 1949 and they were married on March 26, 1954 in Tremonton, Utah.  They were later sealed in the Logan Temple on June 24, 2006.  They lived and raised their family in Bear River City where they had 4 children; Scott Dee Ramsdell, Susan (Steve) Chadaz, Julie Ramsdell, and Joel Luke (Angie Hess) Ramsdell. They were blessed with 15 Grandchildren and 28 Great Grandchildren.   Dee made his living as an insulation contractor and served the Bear River Valley for almost 50 years.

Dee was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was an active member of the Bear River 2nd Ward.  He served as the Scout Master for many years and loved working with kids.

Dee had many hobbies.  He loved to fish and was a master of fishing the Grey’s River in Wyoming.  When not fishing he loved to hunt with his dad, brothers and sons where many memories were made around the campfire.  He was an avid sports enthusiast and loved to watch his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren play ball.  He was also an artist and painted many scenes from his hunting and fishing trips.  He has won several awards and some of his paintings are still on display throughout the valley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Kathleen, his son Scott, and his two half-brothers Jack and Robert.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 16, at the Bear River City LDS Church, 5870 N. 4700 W.  at 12:00 Noon. There will be a viewing previous to the funeral service from 10:30- 11:30 a.m. Friends and family may call from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday night, October 15th at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home in Tremonton (111 N. 100 E.) .  Burial will be in the Bear River City Cemetery.

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


Travis Larry Kidman


Travis Larry Kidman, passed away after a courageous battle with kidney cancer on Oct.11, 2013 in Smithfield Utah, surrounded by his family.

He was born May 2, 1975 in Ogden, Utah to Lorraine Cottrell Kidman, and D. Larry Kidman. He graduated from Bear River High in 1993, served an LDS Mission to Madrid Spain, and graduated from USU.

He married Hayley Johnson Sept. 6, 2002 in the Logan LDS Temple.  They were blessed with two daughters Adyson Elle and Sienna Kate, who were his pride and joy. He loved being a dad.

He worked for ICON Health and Fitness in Logan Utah. He worked fulltime, never complaining and made many great friends there.  He served faithfully in his callings in his ward.  He loved golfing, cheering for USU and being with family and friends.  He loved taking his family to Disneyland, and watching his girls play soccer, dance and sing.

He is survived by his wife, Hayley, two girls Adyson and Sienna, his parents Larry and Lorraine Kidman, sister Michelle (Ron) Hartfiel, brother Devin C Kidman, sister Tiffany Kidman, nieces and nephews who looked up to him for his great example. He was proceeded in death by grandparents Carl and Leone Cottrell, Donald Kidman, and Claire Kidman Rex.

Funeral services will be held Oct.16, 2013 in the Smithfield South Stake Center, 451 South 250 East Smithfield Utah at 11:00am.  A viewing will be held Tuesday, Oct 15th 6-8pm and Wednesday Oct.16th 9:30-10:30am at the Smithfield South Stake Center.

Our TRAVSTRONG family were the best, helping him, encouraging him and best of all being his friends, we thank you all.



LaMont Ray (Monty) Seager


LaMont Ray (Monty) Seager passed away on October 8, 2013 in Garland, UT. Monty was born on August 26, 1943 in Tremonton, UT to Orpha Bowers & James Frank Seager. On January 6, 1964 he married Audrey Lott Seager.

Monty worked as a truck driver for IFA for 36 years.

He is survived by his wife Audrey, daughters: Wendy & Brad King, and Kelly & Scott Womack. Grandchildren: Jessica, Skyler, Kynzie (Zack), Jordan, Tyson, Katelyn, Colby, Ethan, Shad, Jenna and Cade. Sisters: Zelma (George) Page, Joanie (Bill) Jensen and Sister-in-law Kaylene Seager.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Wayne Seager & Larry Seager and brothers-in-law Elwyn Nelson & Peter Peterson.
A private family service was held.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Joe & Josh Rudd, Neighbors & Friends, Dr. Rod Merrell, Bear River Valley Hospital ER and Intermountain Homecare.


Odell A. Andrews


Dayton – Odell Alder Andrews, 87, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, October 7, 2013 in Dayton, Idaho.  He was born on October 2, 1926 in Fairview Idaho to Alvin William and Monona Alice Alder Andrews.  He married Willa Magret Davis on May 2, 1953 in Preston, Idaho.  Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple.

Odell was the foster son of Albert and Alta Moser.  After he married his sweetheart Willa they moved to Bench, near Niter where they worked on a farm.  They then moved to Alexander, near Soda Springs and then to Snowville, Utah where they worked on a 14,000 acre farm.  He was then asked to run the Oneida Stake Welfare Farm in Dayton, Idaho.  While in Dayton, he worked for Dayton City and is honored as a member of the Dayton Hall of Fame.  Odell and Willa also maintained the Dayton Cemetery for many years.

Odell is survived by his wife Willa, of Dayton; his children Tom (Holly) Andrews, of Las Vegas, NV; Tracy (Dan) Pali, of Ogden, UT; Scott (Sherry) Andrews of Ogden, UT; and Blake (Ruth) Andrews, of Malmo, NE; 22 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Alice and Joyce, a brother Marion, and a grandson Joshua Andrews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 12:00 noon in the Dayton LDS Chapel with Bishop Wes Beutler conducting.  A viewing will be held on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the church in Dayton and Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. also at the church.  Interment will be in the Dayton Cemetery.  Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com  Arrangements are under the direction of Webb Funeral Home in Preston.


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