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Obituaries – January 22, 2014

Margie Roberts Austin


Margie Roberts Austin passed a way January 19, 2014. She was born in Blue Creek, UT on September 26, 1931 to Thomas Roberts and Hazel Anderson. She was the third of five children. She grew up in the Tremonton area. She was very smart in school and always believed in treating everyone with respect.

She graduated in 1949 from Bear River High School as a valedictorian of her class. Then attended BYU where she met Monte Austin, whom she married on September 2, 1955. Margie graduated from BYU in secretarial science with top honors. She worked as the secretary of BRHS for a few years after graduating, did bookkeeping and used her seamstress skills as a side business.

In 1957 she and Monte started a family and stayed home to raise her 8 children. She had 6 boys and 2 girls, all of whom served missions for the LDS church. All those children whom are married, were married in the LDS temple, which gave her great joy.

Margie spent many years serving in the Boy Scouts. In 1998 she was honored with the Silver Beaver Award.

In 2001 Margie and Monte served a mission for the LDS church at the historical sites in Palmyra, NY, where they met many eternal friends and wonderful people.

She also served as a temple worker in the Logan and Brigham City temples for 19 years. Margie enjoyed genealogy and completed temple work for many of her ancestors. She was an amazing woman who was very unselfish and giving to all she knew. We feel blessed to have been given the privilege of having her in our lives. You will be forever in our hearts.

Margie is survived by her sweetheart Monte Ray Austin and sister Donna Fae (Stanley) Stokes, and children David Austin, Clayton (Joy) Austin, Sherry (Warren) Walker, Mark (Haleigh) Austin, Tom (Luz) Austin, Wesley (Marianne) Austin, Blyth Austin, and Taralee (Mitch) Duffin, and 24 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday January 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at the Tremonton 3rd Ward LDS Chapel. Friends may call at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home, 111 N. 100 E. in Tremonton from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Thursday from 10-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the funeral. Interment will follow at the Riverview Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.ruddfuneralhome.com

Karel LaRae Petersen


On January 14, 2014 at the age of 74 years, our little sweetheart, Karel LaRae Petersen, returned to her Father in Heaven, where she will find joy and happiness, having a healthy body, and the love and association of Mom and Dad and many others who have gone on before. Her Sister, Mary Jeannine and brother, Max Starr are among the many there to greet her.
Karel leaves behind her son, Jay and 4 grandchildren. (Kristen, Brendon, Jessica and Jayme). She also leaves behind her loving sisters; Sherrie (Glen) Appolonie, Donna (Jack) Fronk, along with brothers, Jesse F (Carol) Petersen Jr., and Reggie G. (Mary Ann) Petersen.
Karel was born August 15, 1939 – The 5th child of Anna Marie Perkins and Jesse F Petersen. She lived first in the little community of Penrose, UT on the family farm. At the age of 8, Karel’s family spent 2 years in Albion, ID on a beautiful ranch, where Karel enjoyed being a “cowboy” riding horses. Most of the remainder of her life, she lived in Springville, UT. Karel battled the challenges of Cerebral Palsy her entire life.
She attended Thatcher Elementary School and Bear River High School. She was employed by a Brigham City Nursing Home for some time.
In Karel’s last years she was cared for by the staff of the Art City Care Center of Springville, UT, who took care of her with dedication and love, for which as her family, we offer them our gratitude. They became second family to Karel and they loved each other deeply.
There was a family viewing and service held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Rudd Funeral Home, and she was laid to rest next to her mother in the Penrose Cemetery.
On Thursday, January 23rd, the Art City Care Center is holding a memorial service to honor and express the love they have for Karel.
We wish to express to Karel our gratitude for the lessons she has taught us during her life: strength, courage, and enduring gracefully to the end.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Sandy Astle. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.ruddfuneralhome.com

Lila Larkin

Obit-Lila Larkin

Lila Diane Stephens Larkin, 78, passed away Jan. 16, 2014, at her home in Tremonton. She was born Jan. 9, 1936, in Downey, Idaho, to Blanch Burton Stephens and Harry Lee Stephens.

She married Dennis Blaine Larkin at the old Brigham City courthouse in April of 1958. All the fruit trees had burst into bloom as though for their wedding. She loved being a farm wife and drove tractor and irrigated the fields right along Blaine. She married him again in the Logan LDS Temple in October of 1986. He preceded her in death in May of 2010.

Before marrying Blaine she worked for Bell Telephone in Pocatello, Idaho, as a switchboard operator. She worked various jobs in Box Elder County including Brigham Apparel, Box Elder Enterprises, Pacific Trails Sportswear and La-Z-Boy.

She was a member of the LDS Tremonton 8th ward. She played church baseball in the 1970’s in the old Tremonton 3rd Ward.

She was a member of a club no one wants to join, the “cancer club.” She successfully fought a rare ovarian cancer for seven years after being told she might only have two weeks to live.

She is survived by her daughters, Diane and Wendy; her sister Marie (the late Harvey) Galloway; her brother Harry (Sharon) Stephens; sisters-in-law Lorna Ihrig, Janice (Charles) Bragg, and Judy (Wayne) Andersen and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Ali Ben-Jacob and staff as well as Intermountain Hospice and staff and nurses Carol and Mavis.

Viewings will be held on Monday January 20, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at Rudd Funeral Home (1234 S. Main Garland, UT) and on Tuesday January 21, 2014 from 10- 11 a.m. Interment will immediate follow the viewing on Tuesday at Valley View Cemetery (Bothwell, UT).

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


Yvonne Allred


Yvonne Allred passed away peacefully January 14, 2014 in Logan, UT.  Yvonne was born on December 6, 1934, in Garland, UT to Claud and Isabel Wood Allred.

She lived in Garland, Fielding and Plymouth

Yvonne loved fishing and camping with her family.  She loved embroidering dish towels  which she took great pride in giving as Christmas presents.  She loved shopping especially going to Smith and Edwards.  She loved going to the temple and visiting friends and family.  She was an animal lover of all kinds.  Yvonne had a green thumb; she could make anything grow often taking almost dead plants from others and bringing them back to life.

She was a member of the LDS Church Belmont First Ward

Yvonne is survived by her brother and sister-in-Law, McKay and Jena Allred, many nieces and nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews and aunt Irene Holman.

She is preceded in death by her parents, grand-parents, one brother and two sisters, two brother-in-laws, many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

There will be a Celebration of Yvonne’s Life held on Friday January 17 at Rudd Funeral Home, 1234 S. Main Garland, UT with a viewing from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Interment Fielding Cemetery

The family would like to thank Sunshine Terrace, Mission at Bear River Care Center, McKay and Jena Allred and her Best Friend who was always there for her no matter what – Jamie Anderson.

Condolences may be made at www.ruddfuneralhome


Mary Kathleen Johnson Robbins


Hurricane, Utah – Mary Kathleen Johnson Robbins was born in American Fork, Utah, December 13, 1938 to Leslie A. and Fern Johnson. She was the second of ten children. She married Daryl E. Robbins in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on October 14, 1955. They made their home in Pleasant Grove and moved to Tremonton in 1966. In 2004, they became snowbirds and divided their time between Tremonton and Washington, Utah.

Kathleen was devoted to her family, enjoyed working with the children in Primary and loved to garden. Because she married young, she did not finish high school. She earned her GED one year before her oldest child graduated from high school.

Kathleen passed away on January 19, 2014, at home with her husband and daughter, Annette, by her side. She is survived by her sweetheart of 58 years; daughters Annette (Craig) Scott, Patricia (Terry) Carney, Holly (Ronald) Flannery; 14 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rachell Robbins.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Washington 6th Branch LDS Chapel, 700 E. Telegraph Street, Washington, Utah. A viewing will be held from 10:00-10:40 a.m.  prior to the service at the chapel.  Interment will be at Riverview Cemetery in Tremonton on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.   Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Hurricane Valley Mortuary, 435-635-9922. For condolences, full obituary, and funeral listings please visit our websitewww.metcalfmortuary.com.



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