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Obituaries – January 8, 2013

Harry K. Fukuda

HONEYVILLE – Harry Kazuyoshi Fukuda, 68, passed away on Wednesday, December 31, 2013 at his home.

Harry was born on February 28, 1945 in Brigham City, Utah a son of Joe Minoru and Mary Misao Fukuda.

He married Jolene Garrett they were later divorced.

Harry retired from Defense Depot of Ogden and was currently working at Transport Diesel in Tremonton.

His grandchildren were his life, and teasing them was always expected. Harry loved cars the faster the better.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting and golf, where he spent many years on multiple leagues.  His greatest joy was spending time with family and friends and the chance for a home cooked Japanese meal.

Surviving are his children: Carrie (Scott) Purser, Logan; Cory (Anji) Fukuda, Logan; special daughter and son-in-law Heidi and Shayne Eldridge, Hyrum; seven grandchildren: Bennett Purser, Kenzie Fukuda, Riley Eldridge, Bailey Purser, Ticha Fukuda, Rhendon Eldridge and Miya Autry, also sister, Amy (Jim) Mitchell, five nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ricky T. Fukuda.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the emergency personal that helped assist in such a difficult time, but most of all to our sister and her family for their love and bravery.

Funeral services will be held Friday,  January 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Myers Mortuary Chapel, 205 S. 100 E., Brigham City, UT.

Friends may call on Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the Mortuary

Interment will be in the Honeyville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Buddhist Church in Honeyville.

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


Helen Empey Oyler


ST. GEORGE – Helen Empey Oyler, age 89, passed away surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Dec. 10, in St. George, Utah, following a brief illness. She was just 20 days short of her 90th birthday.

Helen was born Dec. 30, 1923, in Ogden, Utah, to John and Mary Newey Empey. She was raised in Ogden in a family of ten children and graduated from Ogden High School in 1943.

In 1944, during World War II, she began working at the Ogden Arsenal, where she met her husband, Ned Oyler. Helen and Ned were married Nov. 1, 1946, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple and enjoyed 62 great years together, prior to Ned’s passing in 2009.

Helen and Ned started their family in Tremonton, Utah, where all three of their children were born. They spent the majority of their married life between Tremonton and Eagle, Colo., with a brief period of time spent in Newcastle, Wyo.

Helen was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and loved nothing more than spending time with her family. She was an excellent homemaker, seamstress, and cook.

Their retirement years were spent in St. George, where they were able to reconnect with old friends and make several new friendships. They spent much of these years pursuing their hobbies of dancing and traveling with those friends.

After Ned’s passing, Helen worked as a volunteer for the Dixie Regional Medical Center Handcrafter’s Guild, where she was able to enjoy using her talents to serve others.

A lifelong, active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Helen served in multiple callings throughout her lifetime. After Ned’s retirement, they served two missions for the church, working at Deseret Industries in St. George.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and eight siblings.

She is survived by a brother, Jay Empey of Ogden, Utah; her children: Cheryl (Jack) Rochford of Three Forks, Mont.; Cindy (Kevin) Moyle of Taylorsville, Utah; and Ed Oyler of Eagle, Colo. Nine grandchildren also survive: Lori (Andy) Malby, Jim Rochford, and Jacki (Kyle) Aughney all of Three Forks, Mont.; Kris (Nora) Rochford of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands; Matt Moyle and Kelli Moyle of Salt Lake City, Utah; Kimberly (Brandon) Monson of Waukegan, Ill.; Jay (Jana) Oyler of St. George, Utah; and Beau (Emily) Oyler of Eagle, Colo.; she is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren (with one on the way).

Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah. A viewing was held from prior to the services, also at the Mortuary.

Interment took place in the St. George City Cemetery following the services.

Arrangements were under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, (435) 673-2454. Friends are invited to sign the guestbook at www.spilsburymortuary.com



Arlene Patterson Harris


Arlene Patterson Harris died Sunday, December 29 at her home in Elwood surrounded by her family.

She was born in Fairmont, (now Riverdale) Utah August 26, 1917 to Joseph A. and Vira Stewart Patterson.

She married Spencer A. Harris 16 August 1937 in the Salt Lake Temple.

They raised their family of 10 children in Layton, Utah.  They later resided in Kanesville, Syracuse and recently Elwood, Utah.  She made friends easily wherever she lived.

She and Spencer served a mission in Maine and served as officiators in the Ogden temple. Temple attendance was important to her.  She faithfully attended the temple every week.

Arlene loved camping with her children.  She loved fresh vegetables from the garden.  She loved watching BYU sports and the Jazz.  She enjoyed Music.

She was very attached to the boys who brought her the sacrament and the staff of Primrose.

She is survived by her brother Joe Patterson–Plain City and 8 children: Lamont Harris–Bountiful, Dean Harris–Roy, Patsy Womack–Bear River City, Janet Bredthauer–North Salt Lake, Susan Clark–Yelm, WA, Kristine Hammond–Elberta, Kent Harris–Tremonton as well as 31 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Spencer, son, Steven and  daughter Elaine.  She is also preceded by grandchildren, Justin Clark, Nathan Harris, & Craig Bredthauer and her sisters, Doris Moosman, Fern Levitt, & brothers Vern Patterson, & Bert Patterson.

There will be a viewing at Linquist mortuary,1867  N. Fairfield rd, Layton Thursday 6-8 pm.  A viewing Friday morning 9:00-10:30 at the Elwood Chapel.  The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 at the Elwood Chapel 9600 N. 4800 W.


1 comment for “Obituaries – January 8, 2013

  1. willkis petersen
    December 31, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Dear Harris Family—-
    Sorry I don’t know all of you. Have really enjoyed having Sister Harris as a neighbor. She has been a real influence for good here.

    We are looking forward to being with you on Friday.
    With love and prayer
    Elna and Willis Peteren

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