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Obituaries – May 28, 2014

Ray Winford Collom


Tremonton- Ray Winford Collom 91, passed away at his home on May 25, 2014. Ray was born in Rosie, Arkansas to Laura (Bertie) Moser & John Harvey Collom. He is the husband of Margaret Irene Price.

Funeral services for Ray will be held on Friday May 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Tremonton 2nd/5th Ward LDS Chapel (300 S Tremont St.) There will be a viewing held on Thursday May 29, 2014 at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E.) from 6-8 p.m. There will also be a viewing held prior to the funeral at the church from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

For online condolences and a full obituary please refer to www.ruddfuneralhome.com

Thelma Halling Austin

Obit-Thelma Austin

Tremonton- Thelma Halling Austin- 91 passed away on May 23, 2014 at the Bear River Valley Care Center in Tremonton where she resided the last year of her life. Thelma was born on June 13, 1922, the fifth of nine children born to Wilford Merrill Halling and Cora Jensen Halling in Mantua, Utah. She grew up in Mantua and graduated from Box Elder High School.

In 1942 Thelma met Harold Keith Austin while both were employed at the arsenal in Ogden, Utah during World War II. They were married November 20, 1942 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Just 10 days later Keith left to serve in the war.

Upon his return two years later, Thelma & Keith made their home in Tremonton where they raised five children. Thelma was happiest when she was with her children, grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Thelma enjoyed crocheting many doilies, knitting afghans, reading and camping with her family. Trips in the trailer to Yellowstone were special.

She was employed by Box Elder Scholl District as a cook and unit manager at the North Park Elementary School in Tremonton where she worked for many years.

Thelma is survived by four children: Jean (Stan) Humpherys, Sherman Austin, both of Tremonton, Utah; Carolyn (Dennis) Francom of Elwood, Utah; and Linda (Scott) Baxter of North Ogden, Utah; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and a brother, Darwin (Karen) Halling of Mantua, Utah.

She was preceded in death by her husband (Keith), a daughter (Susan), three grandchildren, a great-great grandson, and four sisters, Bernice, Melba, Joan, Arlene and three brothers, Ray, Merrill and Clair.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday May 28, 2014 at the Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E. Tremonton). A viewing will be held prior to the service from 9-10:30 a.m. at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home.  Interment will be in the Tremonton Riverview Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ruddfuneralhome.com

The family would like to thank the staff at Bear River Valley Care Center for the kind and tender care they gave to Thelma and CNS Hospice for their special help.


Linda Rae Andersen

Linda Rae Andersen passed away Friday, May 23, 2014.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 28, at 11 a.m., at Horsley Funeral Home. Friends may visit from 9:30-10:45 a.m., prior to the funeral.

Burial will follow in the Richmond, Utah Cemetery.

Online condolences may be shared at www.horsleyfuneralhome.com


Brian S. Christensen  “Cisco”


September 15, 1961 – May 18, 2014

CENTERVILLE, GA – Brian S. Christensen, 52, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Funeral services were held May 22, at Southside Baptist Church. Visitation was Wednesday at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home. Burial was private.

Brian was born in Brigham City, Utah, to the late George and Lena (Sutton) Christensen. He was an educator with degrees from MGCSU, the University of Georgia and the University of Sarasota. He played four years as an offensive tackle for Utah State University and then played briefly with the Kansas City Chiefs.

After his professional career, Brian taught and coached at Windsor Academy in Macon before coming to Houston County in 1987. He enjoyed teaching and coaching sports at Warner Robins Middle School before becoming assistant principal at Houston County High School in 1997. He was presently teaching at Edge Academy.

Brian attended The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years Pattie Pratt (Patsy) Christensen, son Cameron Christensen and daughter Caitlen Christensen all of Centerville, brother’s Darrell (Sandra), James, Carey (Cindy), and Darwin Christensen of Utah and Nevada.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the SunMark Community Bank, at 250 S. Houston Lake Rd., Warner Robins, GA, 31088, for an education fund for Caitlen Christensen.

Go to www.heritagememorialfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

Heritage Memorial Funeral and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


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