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Obituaries – April 9, 2014

Sandra L. Smith

Sandra-Smith-Current600Perry – Our loving mom, grandma, great grandma, sister, aunt and friend, Sandra L. Smith, 73, she went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, April 6, 2014.
She was born on  June 20, 1940 in Brigham City, Utah, a daughter of Edward Andrew and Louise Burns Nielsen.
Sandra graduated from Bear River High School in 1958 and attended Utah State University.
She married William Forrest Smith on October 1968 in Deweyville, Utah. He preceded her in death on February 10, 1999.  Sandra married Dave J. Larsen on March 30, 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He preceded her in death on March 18, 2013.
Her favorite pastimes was golfing, playing bridge, camping with her family and hanging at the Rose’s with all her friends. She was an awesome fast pitch softball player. Her legacy was her family and being a great teacher in knowing Jesus and God.
The family would like to thank University of Utah Medical Staff for their loving care to Sandra.
Surviving are Tony, Vanessa, Nico, and Jaxon; Nick, Lindsay, Tyson, Alex, Zack, Carson, Morgan, Braxton and Addi; Brad, Tonia, Greyson, and Maddie; Melinda, Matt, Aria, Saxton, and Savannah; Extended family, one sister, Anna M. Anderson, Analee, Mike, Jeff, Travis, Zach and Danette.
She was preceded in death by her parents,  two husbands, one brother, Wally Nielsen and two sisters, DeDe Taylor and Evelyn Johnson.
Memorial services are pending, please contact, Gillies Funeral Chapel, 435-723-5236
Email condolences to www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com


Richard (Dick) A. Bardwell


Richard (Dick) A. Bardwell, 81, passed away on April 5, 2014 at Bear River Care Center in Tremonton, Utah from cancer.
Dick was raised in Hurricane Utah where he graduated from Hurricane High School. He then served in the Korean War for two yrs. Followed by his education where he attended USU and received his Associates in Engineering from the Agriculture College of Utah.

         Dick worked for Harry Canfield as a truck driver, where he was leased to Pillsbury Co.  His passion for travel and exploring the countryside made work more enjoyable. He then married Sharon M. John in Sept. of 1957 and later divorced. His greatest achievement was his children.

He is survived by his children; Bart (Terry), Micheal (Sheron), and Milo Bardwell, seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and one brother Howard (Flora) Bardwell.  Dick is preceded in death by his parents, Howard W. and June A. Bardwell, and Stepfather, Milo Stanworth.

    Funeral services will be held Friday, April 11, at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home in Tremonton, (111 N. 100 E.) at 11 a.m. Viewings will be held at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m., on Thursday, April 10, and Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., prior to services.

Interment will be at the Garland Cemetery.

Condolences may be shared with the family at ruddfuneralhome.com


Connie Rae Christensen Cannon


Clearfield – Connie Rae Christensen Cannon, 81, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2014 at Chancellor Gardens of causes incident to age.

The oldest of four children, she was born on November 23, 1932 to Lorin C. and Edwina May Bassett Christensen of Bear River City. She graduated from Bear River High School in 1951.

She attended nursing school at Thomas D. Dee Memorial Hospital on 24th Street in Ogden. After graduating from nursing school, she worked at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City prior to getting married.

She married Murray E. Cannon in the Logan LDS Temple on September 8, 1952; residing in Clearfield for 54 years. He passed away on June 24, 2010. She loved to learn and decided to go back to school, graduating from Weber State College with an accounting degree in June 1958.

She was an active member of the LDS Church, having served in many positions including Relief Society and Primary President. She served regularly in the LDS Temple with her husband. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and spending time with her family. She enjoyed going to silhouette shoots with her husband and to other vacation destinations.

She is survived by one sister, Lorie (Lynn) Davis, Virginia; brother-in-law, Frank Roundy, Brigham City; Sisters-in-law: Gayle (David) Brough, St. George, Shirley (Wayne) Watson, Tremonton; children: Clifford M (Cindy) Cannon, Clearfield; Chris E. (Jill) Cannon, St George; John R. Cannon, Clearfield, and Mary Alice (Travis) Smith, Honeyville, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother, Anton Christensen, and sister, Joan Roundy.

The family would like to thank the staff of Chancellor Gardens for the care they provided our mother over the past three years.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Clearfield 4th Ward LDS Chapel, 838 East 600 South, Clearfield, UT. Friends may visit family from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday April 6, 2014 at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton, UT and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church prior to the funeral services. Interment will follow in the Fielding Cemetery, Fielding, UT. Condolences may be made at ruddfuneralhome.com


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