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Obituaries – February 19, 2014

Vernal William Bronson


Elwood- Vernal William Bronson, born in Brigham City, UT on January 19, 1941 passed away on February 13, 2014.

Dad grew up on the Bronson wildlife zoo as a youngster in Elwood, UT, having a close connection to all different types of Animals. Dad enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and raising horses, shoeing, breaking and just plain riding them.

Dad was a quiet man liking to keep to himself with a great big heart. He liked to help others especially if they appreciated it.

In 1961 Dad went to basic training for the army and later served as a medic  with American troops in Korea during the Vietnam  War. Upon returning from his service Dad married Linda May Walters on June 14, 1973.

He then worked construction for some time and then Hill Air Force base for many years and retiring in 2006.

He is survived by his daughter Christina Lynn Bronson, Son-in-law Matthew Steinlicht of Box Elder County, Step-Daughter Sheree Jones. Three step granddaughters Felisha Jones, Brigham Veronica Grover, Garland and Amanda Ortiz, Vernal. Siblings Carol Ann Woodruff (Ivan Lee), their seven children & one deceased of Brigham City. Charlene June Bronson (Karl W. Spoerl, deceased)  their seven children and Doneral Clinton Bronson (Arlene Wood) & their three children of Corrine, UT.

Vern was preceded in death by his wife Linda May Walters Bronson and his parents Annie Elnore Egbert & Clinton Ulysses Bronson.

A memorial service for Vern will be held Thursday February 20, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E.) There will be a visitation held from 12:15 – 1:00 p.m. prior to the service.  Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ruddfuneralhome.com



Nichole (Nikki) Shepherd Ouert


Tremonton, UT – 25, passed away on Feb. 12, 2014. Nikki was born on May 8, 1988 in West Jordon, UT to Robert (Robbie) and Delena Covington Shepherd. She is survived by her husband, Joshua Ouert, and her parents and siblings, Alexis Shepherd, and Joey Shepherd, as well as her grandparents, Dale and Gerri Shepherd, and Ardell and Joanie Covington, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A viewing will be held at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home (111 N 100 E) in Tremonton on Tuesday Feb. 18, 2014 from 9:30 – 10:30 am, and the memorial service will be at 11 am. She will be laid to rest at the Dayton, Idaho cemetery immediately after, beside her recently departed brother “Garth.”

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the “Nichole Shepherd Ouert” funeral fund at Wells Fargo Bank to help cover funeral and medical expenses, and wish to thank family, friends, and the Tremonton 6th ward for their compassionate loving service and support in their time of need.

Please visit the funeral home website www.ruddfuneralhome.com for a beautiful and more detailed obituary.


Patsy Kaye Christiansen Peterson

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Patsy Kaye Christiansen Peterson died early in the morning of Feb. 14, 2014, at the age of 75, after a brief illness.

Kaye was born in Downey, Idaho, Aug. 4, 1938, to Orion L. and Ruth I. Evans Christiansen.  She attended school in Downey.  In 1955 she married Dale R. Willie from Malad, Idaho. Together they had two children.  After divorcing, she moved to Boise, Idaho, where she met Richard B. Madson.  Kaye and Dick were married in 1960 and they had two sons together.

After raising her family as a devoted mother, she earned her GED and was trained as a drug and alcohol counselor.  Kaye possessed natural artistic skills.  During her life she became an accomplished piano player and enjoyed oil painting.  She loved spending time with her many grandchildren.

Kaye was a loving mother and grandmother and loyal friend to many.  Being of meager means most of her life, she generously shared what little she had, but more importantly shared love and friendship with all she met and knew.  Even in her later years while living at Monte Vista Hills care center, while afflicted with her own health issues, she always reached out to those around her who were less fortunate and found ways of helping them.

Kaye was loved by all those who knew her.  She will be missed. She is survived by her daughter Susan Willie Newbold (Jimmy), Pocatello, and sons Kelly D. Willie (Anita), Pocatello, Gregory S. Madson (Sherri), Tremonton, Utah, and Eric A. Madson, San Diego, Ca. She is also survived by her brother Dee Christiansen, 14 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her mother and father, and sisters Lois, Sherry and Lynn.

A viewing for friends and family will Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. in Pocatello. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at the LDS chapel located at 525 East 100 N. in Downey, Idaho, at 11 a.m.  We will greet friends and family at 10 a.m. the day of the funeral in Downey.

Mom will be laid to rest at the Downey City cemetery.

Enid Whiting


Tremonton, UT- Enid Dorothy Whiting, 90, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2014 with family by her side. She was born November 24, 1923 in Pocatello, ID to Winifred Welker and Homer Paul Golding.  She has lived in Pocatello, ID, Weiser, ID and most recently in Tremonton, UT.

Enid graduated from high school and then attained a master’s degree in nutrition. She married Stanford Benson Whiting in Rathdrum, ID on Oct. 28, 1943, their marriage was later solemnized in the LDS Temple on Oct 14, 1955.  Together they had 4 sons and 4 daughters. Stanford passed away in 1999.

She was a loving wife, mother and foster parent. Enid owned and operated a clothing store and a health store in Weiser, ID. She was a member of the LDS Church; where she served as an organist, Relief Society President and Temple worker. She and Stanford served a mission in Jacksonville, FL and a temple mission in Boise, ID. Enid received the 25 year scouting award for her service as a scout leader. She was a pilot with the WASP, Women’s Air Service Pilots, (Civil Air Patrol) where she flew B-26 Marauder planes between military installations throughout the western United States.

Enid is survived by 4 sons and 3 daughters; Charles Richard Whiting (Cathy), James Stanford Whiting (Darla), Robert Paul Whiting (Janelle), Ronald Chris Golding Whiting (Lorraine), Cynthia L. Roper (Connard), Shari Lynn Whiting (Kevin), Anna Marie Murphy (Bryan); 27 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; a Brother, Charles Golding (Margarita), and a sister, Doreen Burroughs. She was preceded in death by her husband Stanford and a daughter Bonnie Marie Olp.

Services for Enid will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Corinne LDS Chapel (2335 N. 4000 W. – Corinne, UT) with a viewing from 9:30-10:30 am, prior to the service. There will also be a graveside service on Monday, Feb. 17  at 11:00 am at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Weiser, Idaho with a viewing from 10-10:30 am held in the Weiser Stake Center (300 East Main – Weiser, ID).

The family would like to extend a special thanks to everyone at the Bear River Care Center and the wonderful care they gave Enid.

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


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