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Obituaries 11-6-2013

Valouie Jones


Valouie Jones age 76 passed away peacefully in her home November 2, 2013 from ovarian cancer.

She was born December 29, 1936 in Beaver Dam Utah to Delbert and Elizabeth Kidman. Her mother died when she was 6 years old. Her father then married Melba Maughan. Valouie attended and graduated from Bear River High School. She married Deloy Oscar Christensen June 29, 1956, they had three children together Linda, Dale and Val Dee. They made their home in Garland, Utah until Deloy was tragically killed October 27, 1965 in an accident at Thiokol.

She then married Henry K. Jones May 23, 1967 and had two more sons Robert and Kevin. Henry passed away March 4, 1979 from lung cancer.
Mom was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. She served in various callings including Primary President, Relief Society President along with many other callings.

Mom loved her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. She supported them in whatever activities they were involved in. She attended horse shows, cow shows and rodeos. She loved to watch them play sports and became an excellent scorekeeper and cheerleader.

She loved her yard and flowers and spent countless hours taking care of them.

Mom’s life was full of challenges. She never complained about any of them. She said her toughest challenge was the loss of her grandson Courtney. She was a strong lady.

She is survived by her children Linda (David) Hansen, Dale (Leisa) Christensen, Val Dee (Lannis) Christensen, Robert Jones, Kevin (Tara) Jones.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands, parents and step mother. Her brothers Delbert, Verle, Doyle, LeRoy(her twin) and grandson Courtney Deloy Christensen.

Funeral services for VaLouie will be held at the LDS Church Woodruff Ward located at 650 South 1800 West Logan at 11:00 on Wednesday November 6.

Viewings will be held on Tuesday November 5 from 6-8 p.m. at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 East Center Street in Logan,  and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. the day of the funeral at the church. Interment will be in the Valley View Cemetery, Bothwell, Utah.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenmortuaries.net

The family would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses and other caregivers that have helped mom over the last few years.


Joseph T. Allen

Oct. 5, 1949 – Nov. 1, 2013


Tremonton, Utah – Our loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandpa & great grandpa, Joseph T. Allen, passed away at McKay Dee Hospital on November 1st, 2013 of a massive heart attack.

He was born to John W. Allen and Grace Udy on October 5, 1949 in Tremonton, Utah. He was the youngest of four children.

He graduated from Bear River High School in 1967. After graduation he attended Utah State University for fall semester then went to Phoenix, AZ to work for J.D. Harris a short time. After which he went to Lordsburg, NM to work in a mine. After returning to Utah he worked at IRS while attending Weber State Univ. for 3 1/2 years. He moved back to Riverside to help his mother and went to work at Thiokol in NDT where he worked until being laid off in 2010.

He started dating the love of his life, Kathy Minson, in the fall of 1983 and they were married April 6, 1984 in Elko, Nevada with family and good friends in attendance. Together they raised 3 children and watched their family grow from there.

His favorite hobbies in life were woodworking, auto maintenance, trap shooting, golfing, and watching the Denver Broncos. Above all his greatest love was spending time with family and friends, babysitting the grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by wife, Kathy D. Allen, daughters Tina & Rick Bardwell of Richland, WA, Rebecca Earley of Tremonton, and son Joseph (J.D.) & J’Lynn Allen of Tremonton, 8 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, Elray & Eldalaine of Malad, ID, and Lawrence & Carolyn of Mantua, and 1 sister, Pat & Jerry Checketts of Brigham City.

Preceded in death by his parents and 1 grandchild, Jinnevieve Allen.

A viewing will be held Friday, Nov, 8th from 6-8PM with Funeral services held Saturday, Nov. 9th, at 1:00PM. Friends and Family may also pay respects before the service from 11:30AM to 12:30PM. Both Viewings and the funeral will be at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 N. 100 E. Tremonton, Utah.

Joseph was an organ and tissue donor and was able to share his love of life with others.

The family would like to thank the Tremonton Police Dept., the ambulance crew, Bear River Valley Hospital Staff, Life Flight crew, and the staff at McKay Dee Hospital for all their efforts to keep him here with us.

The family would also like to thank Bishop Jaques, and Tremonton 7th Ward Relief Society for their compassionate services during this difficult time.

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


Edward Smith Tolman


BURLEY, ID- Edward Smith Tolman passed away Monday, October 28, 2013 at his home in Burley, Idaho. He was born on February 25, 1929 in Thatcher, Utah, at the family home of his parents, Benjamin Hewett Tolman III and Emily Louise Knowles Tolman.

He was preceded in death by his parents and eight of his nine siblings and spouses; Ralph (Laura & Ruth), Ben (Rosie), Gerald (Manda), Don (Hazel), Vonda (Quinten), Twila (Jack), Rex (Beth), Jack (Wanona).

Ed devoted his life to his loving wife Joy Rae Clawson Tolman, who preceded him in death. Their nine children are; Debra (the late Alan Wilcox) & (Jerry) Clayson, Wayne (Beth) Tolman, Marcia (Scott) Richards, Janoa (the late Richard Combs) & (Dennis) Parde, Judy (Steve) Porter, Trisa (Greg) Cummings, Steve (Sheryl) Tolman, Sheryl (Frank) Gomez, Tom (Dedra) Tolman. He also thoroughly enjoyed his 37 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  Ed is survived by his sister Louise (Joe) Corbett, many nieces, nephews and their families.

He was always generous and enjoyed sharing stories with everyone he met. Throughout his life, Ed was a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and shared his faith freely.

Family and friends may visit Friday November 1, 2013 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the Morrison-Payne Funeral Home, 321 East Main Street in Burley Idaho, and Saturday November 2, 2013 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Meetinghouse in Honeyville, 2620 West 6980 North.  A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday November 2, 2013 at the Honeyville Cemetery, 2525 W 6980 N, Honeyville, UT (1-15 exit 372). In case of inclement weather the service will be at the LDS Meetinghouse in Honeyville.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions be made to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints general missionary fund.

Services are under the direction of Morrison Payne Funeral Home in Burley.

O’Dean Jensen


O’Dean Jensen passed away on October 28, 2013 in Logan, UT. O’Dean was born on September 15, 1929 in Tremonton, UT to Helen & Andy Jensen. In 1950 he married Connie Draper she later passed away in 1967. He then remarried Merilee Brace in Newhall, CA in 1980.

                During his life O’Dean grew up in Fielding, UT. He attended Bear River High School. Later he moved to California. There he lived in Sylmar & Newhall where he was in the Carpenter Union Local 844 since 1950.

                O’Dean loved to spend time outdoors. He loved riding horses especially on Cattle Drives. He loved anything/ everything about horses. He took great pride in his lawn & garden.  He also loved to target shoot & dog training.

                He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Burbank Muzzleloaders. In 1946 at the age of 17 O’Dean enlisted in the 1st infantry division of the Army.

                He is survived by his Children: Debra (Chet) Herrington, Logan, UT; Dean (Tammy) Jensen Logan, UT; Mark Jensen Newhall, CA and grandson Ren Jensen, Logan, UT.

                O’Dean was preceded in death by his first wife Connie, second wife Merilee and his parents Andy & Helen.

                Funeral services will be held on November 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E.) A viewing will be held on November 2, 2013 from 9:30- 10:30 a.m. previous to the funeral. Interment will be in the Fielding Cemetery.

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


Louise Child

BRIGHAM CITY – Louise Marie Melanson Child, 88 passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 with her family by her side at the Ogden Regional Hospital.

Louise was born October 14, 1925 in Strong, Maine a daughter of Michael Mitchell and Hazel Marie Marcue Melanson.

She married her sweetheart Norman John Child on March 18, 1946 in Lewiston, Maine.  Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple.
Louise was a dedicated wife and mother and always devoted her life to family and family parties.

She was as beautiful inside as she was outside; as she passed along her love to everyone she met.  Quiet and unassuming, life was simple to her; loving others as she would be loved.  Everyone who came in contact with her or felt a peace and calmness emanating from her soul.

Born in Maine, she loved talking about her “other” home, and she made it a part of her legacy to keep her Northeastern accent even after 65 years of living away from her beloved home state.

Nothing made her happier than to be with her children and grandchildren.  She didn’t necessarily need to say much to feel a special closeness to them in conversation.

Surviving are her husband Norm, children: Dennis (Geraldine) Child, Logan; Dave (Ann) Child, Tremonton; Carolyn (Henry) Yates, Richmond; Doug (Laurie) Child, Layton; Dean (Allyson) Child, Plain City; 16 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her parents and sister Marguerite Randolph.

Funeral services were Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 E., Brigham City, UT.

Interment in the Bear River City Cemetery.

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


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