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Obituaries 4-16-14

Jerry “J” Rose

St. George, Utah – Jerry “J” Rose, 84, passed away on April 9th, 2014 in St. George, Utah.  He was born in Ogden, Utah on January 6th, 1930 to Archie Raymond Rose and Menah James Rose. A few years later, a little sister, Joan, arrived to complete the family.
Jerry and his father owned and worked the Rose Ranch outside of Snowville, Utah and the Rose family loved the people of Northern Utah.  After the ranch was sold, Jerry worked in the Presiding Bishop’s office in Salt Lake City for several years while living in Provo.  He obtained his Master’s degree from BYU at that time.
Jerry married Janet (Jan) Green in the Logan temple on November 10, 1951 and they spent many happy years on the ranch and in later years in Provo and St. George, Utah.
Jerry was a dedicated member of the LDS church and as a youth served a mission in England.  He served in many areas including Bishoprics, Stake Presidencies, and High Councils and had a special place in his heart for Genealogy and Scouting. Jerry and Jan served a full time mission together in Sacramento, California.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife of 52 years, Jan.  He is survived by his very special sister, Joan (Ches) Pierson of Calgary, Canada and their family.  He is also survived by his daughter, Chris (Steve) Hodgson of Arizona and his daughter, Debbie (Fran) Racicot of Oregon. He had six grandchildren, as well as 24 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  Jerry is also survived by his loving wife, Faun.  They were married in the St. George Temple and enjoyed a wonderful 10 years together, she was a great blessing in his life and he loved her dearly. Jerry also enjoyed a close relationship with her son, Jay Gammon.
Services were held in St. George, Utah. Arrangements are entrusted to Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221. Please visit our website at www.metcalfmortuary.com for condolences and complete obituary and funeral listings.

Darrell James Frederick Maguie


Thatcher- Darrell James Frederick Maguire, 71, passed away unexpectedly at his home on April 12, 2014 of natural causes. He was born March 29, 1943 in Birmingham, England to Gwendolyn Farmer & Edward Maguire.

Darrell lived in many places across the world, including: Birmingham, England; Pontiac, MI; Vero Beach, FL; Chula Vista, CA; New Port, RI; Norfolk, VA; and most recently Tremonton and Thatcher, UT.  He joined the Navy, and was a Sonar man E7 Chief Petty Officer when he retired after 20 years of service in 1983.

Darrell married Pauline Laws in August of 1968 in Elko, NV and their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple in 1972. Together they had 4 children and raised a beautiful family. He liked HAM radio, was a computer “nut”, liked guns, hunted and was full of superfluous knowledge. He was jovial, funny, and loved his family, camping and traveling.  He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, served in many callings and really knew his scriptures. He worked at ATK (Thiokol) in the Meteorology Lab as a Technician and retired in 2007 after 24 years.

He is survived by his wife, Pauline; 3 children: Darrell James “Jamie” Maguire; Darlene Maguire; Beverly (Chad) Richins; 2 granddaughters; 3 sisters; Maureen, Kathleen, Colleen; 1 brother; Brian. Mother-in-law, Colleen Laws; Sister-in-law, Beverly (Lynn) Jenkins, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and 1 son; John Maguire; father-law, John Laws, grandparents and many aunts and uncles.

The family would like to thank all those who have helped in any way.

Services for Darrell will be held Friday, April 18, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E. – Tremonton). Viewings will be Thursday evening from 6-8 pm and Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. prior to the funeral, both viewings will be at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Valley View Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.ruddfuneralhome.com

Mitchell E. Burton


Mitchell E. Burton born May 31st, 1994 tragically passed away in a car accident on April 11th, 2014. He graduated from Bear River High School in 2012. Mitchell was loved and will be greatly missed by all his family and his many friends. Mitchell’s love for life was evident in his hurry to join his family. He had unique charm of being able to walk into a room of strangers and leave having a room full of friends. This was in large part due to his deep desire to see others be happy and leave with a smile on their face. Children loved him because Mitchell was a child at heart and did not hesitate to join them in the mud, dirt on a 4- wheeler, chasing cows or playing trucks. He had a quick wit and a sarcastic sense of humor. Many people will cherish his drawings and yard ornaments that were made from the heart as reminders of how precious life is and how Mitchell would want us all to be happy.

He is survived by loving Parents Amy & Doug Burt, Sister Kelsey (Ben) Guymon, Father Richard Burton, many grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his special loving grandmother Vita Burt.

Funeral services for Mitchell will be held on Tuesday April 15, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. There will be viewings held on Monday April 14, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. and prior to the funeral from 9:30- 10:30 a.m. The funeral service and viewings will be held at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E. Tremonton, UT).  Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ruddfuneralhome.com

We miss you Mitchell and look forward to your warm embrace when the time comes.




Max A. McNeely died quietly at the age of 80 at his friends farm in Stites, Idaho on April  8, 2014 with  his wife and friends at his side of complications of alzheimers.  He was born August 6, 1933 at the family farm in Thatcher, Utah to Cecil McNeely and Jennie Anderson. He graduated from Bear River High School in 1951.  He was drafted into the U.S. Army and sent to the Korean War conflict shortly after boot camp.  He came home with two purple hearts and many war medals and he was proud to have served his country. He married Sherrill Lund in 1956 and they had a daughter Debbie.  Max owned  several businesses in northern Utah for many years.  Max was an avid sportsman.  He traveled to the Yukon Territory  to hunt and fish with his best friend and partner Gene Overton.  He killed many world record sheep, moose, caribou,and bears.  After his divorce from Sherrie he  married Nancy Wolff and helped raise her two children.  They traveled all over North and South America taking photos and enjoying life to the fullest.  They were camp hosts at several camp grounds in Idaho,Utah, and Arizona.  Max loved people and would lay his life down for his family and friends.  Max had a life that most people only dreamed about and his cup was always half full.  He loved his family, his friends, and his dogs.  He is survived by his wife Nancy, his daughter Debbie (Todd) McGreggor of Logan, Utah; his step son Casey (Ann Marie) Mills of Helena, Montana; step daughter Rose (Bill) Black of Louisiana; sister Clara (DeWayne) Harding of Sandy, Utah; Lyle McNeely of Santa Ana, California; best friends Harlan Erskine & Ed Wikan; eight grand children and three great grandchildren, and his best fury friend, Badger the wolf dog.  He is preceeded in death by his parents, Cecil and Jennie McNeely, son Max Junior; brothers, Cecil Junior, Blaine, Edd Larry, and Miles Leon; sisters Illene, and baby sister Carolyn; his maternal and paternal grand parents, and several best friends and his old dog Bear. Max loved the Lord with all his heart and soul. He was diagnosed with Alzheimers and struggled for a year with this terrible devastating disease.  Max  was a man’s man and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.  A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday August 9, 2014  at 1:00 p.m. in Stites, Idaho  with full military rites.  “Goodbye my friends and loved ones, I am laughing and smiling because I beat you to the other side of the veil and am in the presence of the Most Holy of Holies, our Lord Jesus Christ.   Thank you to my best friends Cameron and Anita Lucas and Ed and Doris Wikan for standing by Nancy and helping her take care of me these last few days of my life. (Max).


Garland, UT- Mary Frances Preston Watson, 82, passed away on April 10, 2014 at McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, UT.  She was born on May 10, 1931 in Welch, TX to Jean Linn & King Coleman Preston.

Mary has lived in Welch, TX; Waskom, TX; Avinger, TX; and most recently in Garland, UT. She married George Wesley Watson in June of 1952 and together they had 3 children: Norman, Larry and Carolyn. She was a member of the Bear River Valley Baptist Church in Tremonton, UT and Waskom United Methodist Church in Waskom, TX.

Mary is survived by her children: Norman (Laura) Watson, Garland, UT; Larry Watson, Linden, TX; Carolyn (Bob) Yazdani, Houston, TX. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George Wesley Watson; and a brother, Kenneth Preston.

Services for Mary will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bear Creek Baptist Church (3596 CR 1626, Linden, TX 75563). Interment will follow at the Bear Creek Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers it was Mary’s request that donations be made to either the Bear River Valley Baptist Church in Tremonton, UT or the Waskom United Methodist Church in Waskom, TX.

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


James Ferrin Sorensen

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James Ferrin Sorensen surrounded by his loving family, peacefully returned to his heavenly home on Monday April 7, 2014.

He was born on April 19, 1941 in Logan, Utah to Sidney Sorensen and Annie Christensen Sorensen. He married the love of his life Alfreda Mary Girling on October 27, 1978. They were later sealed together for time and all eternity in the Logan Temple.

Ferrin was a high priest in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints. He was a proud, active and faithful member. He faithfully and happily fulfilled many callings including: High Priest Group Leader, Gospel Doctrine Teacher and Elders Quorum Teacher. He loved learning and sharing his knowledge with others. He graduated from Bear River High School in 1959 and was a proud member of the Honor Roll, FFA and Bruins Club.

Ferrin’s life was spent focused on his family and farm. His working years were spent running his award winning dairy farm in East Garland, Utah. He loved working the land and caring for his animals. He had a stubbornness born of success and accomplishment. He was a self-taught carpenter, builder, plumber, electrician, painter, mechanic, welder, photographer and avid western art enthusiast. His many talents were used doing things for others. He loved building one of a kind playhouses and doll houses for his daughters, restoring old cars (especially Fords), collecting guns, visiting western ghost towns, western dancing with mom, family trips to Yellowstone, Zions National Park, Bear Lake and Southern Utah, and fishing trips to Locomotive, Daniels and Deep Creek with his children. He spent many evenings sitting around the dining room table sharing jokes and stories with family and laughing until he cried. He loved his 1968 Mustang fastback, and his 1969 Mach 1. He was an avid sports fan and loved the Utah Jazz, BYU football and BYU basketball. His love and dedication to Mom, God and Family is an example and inspiration to us all.

He is survived by his wife Alfreda, children, Nick (Colleen) DeAngelo, Mark (Tricia) DeAngelo, Kevin DeAngelo, Krista DeAngelo, Greg (Loni) DeAngelo, Toni (Jeff) Winegar, Kimberly (Matt) Clark, 20 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and his brother Chris (Brenda) Sorensen and sister Kathy (Paul) Gage.

Special thanks and gratitude to the staff of Cache Valley Assisted Living for the Love and Care given to dad. Also thanks to Access Home Health and Hospice.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Fielding Stake Center (4375 West 15600 North, Fielding, UT) Viewings will be held on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home (111 North 100 East Tremonton) and on Saturday at the church from 9:30-10:30 prior to the service. Interment at East Garland Cemetery following the services.
Online condolences may be shared at www.ruddfuneralhome.com


Yukiko Sato

1924 – 2014

Our dear mother and grandmother, passed away at home on Wednesday, April 2, 2014  surrounded by her family.
Yuki spent most of her life in Box Elder County, growing up on a farm and then continuing farm life with her husband and children.  In addition to working many years growing crops on the family farm, she worked at several jobs including Safeway and Thiokol.  Her talents were unlimited  and ranged from casting, firing and painting ceramic dolls to oil painting landscapes and wildlife.  There was not a form of needlework she could not master, but was most known for her beautiful hand sewn quilts and spreads and quilted wall hangings.  She enjoyed traveling with family and friends, fishing, golf, volunteering, movies, quilting with friends and daughters and always supporting grandchildren’s activities.  She also made the best rolls and home-made jams and pickles.  An avid reader, she could polish off a book in a few nights.
Survived by sister Kouko Shibata; children David (Pam), Karen (Dale Whitney), Evelyn (Rod Spackman), Lisa, John; 8 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by husband Wallace; son Michael; brothers Joe, Harry, Saburo, and George; and sisters Hatsuko, Teruko, and Kazuko
Special thanks to the staff at CareSource for the loving care shown to Yuki.
We’ll miss you so much Mom!
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Garland Cemetery, Garland, Ut.
Email condolences to www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com


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