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Obituaries – June 4, 2014

Randall Duane Elder

“Beloved Husband, Father & Brother”

Randall Duane Elder, 60, passed away from complications of a stroke on June 1, 2014, in West Jordan, Utah, surrounded by his loving family.
Randy was born in Los Angeles, California, April 26, 1954, to Duane Abram Elder and Martha Lillian Bingham Elder Houston. Randy married Irene Garn November 22, 1997 in the Mt. Timpanogos LDS Temple and they were later sealed in the same temple April 11, 1998.  Randy grew up in Bountiful, Utah and graduated from Bountiful High School, Class of 1972. He served an LDS Mission to London, England, from 1973-1975 and remained an active member of the church throughout his life. When he returned from his mission, his family had moved to Roosevelt, Utah. He worked in Roosevelt and later in Tremonton, Utah, as a mechanical draftsman. He owned and operated several businesses throughout his career including a computer store in Provo, UT. His wife, Irene, and their two boys, Jared and Parker, were the loves of his life. They brought him joy and happiness and so many beautiful memories. Randy had many talents he shared with all he knew. He gave much service to his family and friends and would use his many talents to help them in any way he could. Randy had a love for life and all those that he came in contact with! Whenever anyone was in his presence they felt encircled by his warmth, happiness and genuine love! His excitement and love for laughter will continue on through all those who loved and knew him! He is and always will be our reason to smile!!
He is survived by his wife, Irene Garn Elder; sons,  Jared Randall, age 13, and Parker Keith, age 9; sisters, Brenda Lynn (Tom) Bird, Roosevelt, UT, Linda (Michael) Barneck, Tabiona, UT, LaRae (Dan) Roberts of Patterson, CA, and Diane (Louis) Simmons, Tridell, UT; brothers, Rodney Dean (Trudy) Elder, Roosevelt, UT and Raymond Paul (Heidi) Elder, Provo, UT.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Duane and Lillian; nieces, Jacki Barneck, Justine Barneck and Julie Christensen; nephew, Nicholas Garn; grandparents; and several aunts and uncles he loved very much.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 7, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at the Copperhills 12th Ward, 9227 S. Wild Clover Lane, West Jordan, UT (4900 W.).  Viewings will be held Friday, 6-8 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road, Taylorsville, UT and Saturday at the church, 10-10:45 a.m. Interment, Garland Cemetery, 5600 West 13600 North, Garland, UT. Messages to the family can be posted at www.mcdougalfuneralhomes.com.

Colleen Udy Laws


Colleen Udy Laws passed away on May 29, 2014 in Tremonton Utah. She was born August 10, 1923 in Fielding Utah to Mark J. Udy and Ina B. Udy.
She lived in Ogden, East Garland, Fielding, Hansel Valley, Tremonton, Elwood, and Bothwell. She attended Fielding Elementary and Bear River High School. After Graduating she moved to Ogden and worked for the Naval Supply Depot where she met John Laws. They were married on July 19, 1944, and later sealed in the Logan LDS Temple. They had two daughters: Pauline Fay (Darrell, deceased), Maguire of Thatcher and Beverly (Lynn) Jenkins of Bothwell.
Colleen has been active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has served in many callings including Stake Primary Secretary, Ward Primary Greeter, Visiting Teacher and Visiting Teacher Supervisor.
Colleen enjoyed spending time with her family and the new family she had at Our House Assisted Living.
She is survived by her daughters Pauline & Beverly, grandchildren: James Maguire, Darlene Maguire, Beverly (Chad) Richins, Jennifer Olson, Tim (Roz) Jenkins and Micheal Jenkins, four great grandchildren: Trevor John Olson, Zoe Analiece Olson, Camille Maguire and Sophie Jade Maguire and one great-great grandson Mavryck John Olson. She is also survived by her brother Lex (Joanne) Udy and sister-in-laws Sandra Udy & Ann Udy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son-in-law Darrell Maguire, grandson John Paul Maguire and Brothers: Mark J. (Renetta) Udy, Doyle (Madalyn) Udy, Thayne Udy and Ralph (Barbara) Udy.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to “Our House” for all the loving and kind attention they gave to their Mother. Also to the Hospice company who did a very sweet and loving job keeping their Mother calm & comfortable.
Funeral services for Colleen will be held on Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E.). The viewing will be held prior to the funeral from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ruddfuneralhome.com

Kay Foster Moosman

Obit-Kay Moosman

Kay Foster Moosman, 81, died on the 29thday of May, 2014 in Brigham City, Utah following an acute illness.  Kay was born August 30, 1932 in Benson, Cache Utah to Welborn Moosman and Elsie May Rodgers Moosman.

The family moved from Benson to Mink Creek, Idaho when Kay was 12 years old.  He served in the military during the Korean Conflict and served an LDS mission to Central States.  He married Rosa Swainston June 24th 1960.  They lived briefly in Lago, Idaho before moving to Preston, Idaho where they lived for many years.  They moved to Montpelier, Idaho in 1989 where they lived until moving to Tremonton, Utah in 2011.

Kay worked as an implement mechanic. His hobbies included woodworking and computer software.  He was active in the LDS church for his entire life.  He served the youth of the church in his capacity as a primary teacher and Cub Scout Den leader for many years.  He was a recipient of a Silver Beaver  award for his service in the cub scouts.  In his later years he served as a ward clerk and in other capacities in the church.

Kay and Rosa are the parents of four daughters: Adene, who died at birth, Karla Moosman of Murray, Utah; Jeanene (Craig) Moore of Sandy, Utah; and Carolyn Larson (Guy) of Mesa, Arizona;  and three sons: Kenneth (Debra) Moosman of West Jordan, Utah, Mark Moosman and Micheal Moosman both of Murray, Utah.  He has eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded death in by his parents, four sisters, one brother and a daughter.  He is also survived by two sisters and five brothers.

Funeral services will be held at the Tremonton South Stake Center, 1150 South Tremont Street, Tremonton, Utah at 11:00 AM on Monday June 2, 2014.  A viewing will be held on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 South 800 East in Preston and Monday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the stake center.  Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery.

Memories may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com



Scott Thompson Archibald


Scott Thompson Archibald passed away peacefully of natural causes at his home in Garland, UT on Tues. May 27, 2014. He was 58 years old. Scott was born Jan. 13, 1956 to Duane and Nettie Archibald. He was welcomed and much loved by his older siblings and parents.

He is survived by his two children and grandchildren; JeNeal & (Keith) Olsen and their daughter, Heather Elizabeth, of Bountiful, UT, and Bryan & (Tawnya) Archibald and daughters Jessica & Hannah, of Hooper, UT. He is also survived by 5 of his 6 siblings: Renee & (Don) Coziar, Ogden, UT., Dr. Lyle & (Roslyn) Archibald, Victor, ID, Susan & (John Ben) Iverson, Boise, ID., Hal & (Miriam) Archibald, Kaysville, UT., and Paul & (Sherri) Archibald, Garland, UT.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Duane Archibald and Nettie Hunsaker Archibald, and his brother Steven Archibald & his wife (Peggy).

Scott married Dena Grover in 1974, and two children, JeNeal and Bryan were born to them. They later divorced. Scott later married Margaret McDonald in the Logan LDS Temple on Feb. 14, 1995. They also divorced after a few years, but have remained friends.

Scott is a graduate of Bear River High School. He served in the military for 8 years, spending time in the U.S. and Germany. He worked at various jobs, including, Campbell Scientific Inc., in Logan, Megahertz Corp. in S.L.C. and as a long haul truck driver. Most recently, he volunteered his time with NAMI (an organization dedicated to educating others about mental health issues.) Scott wanted to reach out to others who were dealing with this, and increase their understanding of what mental illness is and is not. He also volunteered for the suicide hotline. He tried to make a positive difference in the world around him.

Hunting, fishing, gardening and canning (especially hot pickles!), were some of the hobbies Scott enjoyed. He also enjoyed science fiction books and movies, and loved playing pool with his friends. His beloved cat, Kipling, was usually by his side.

A funeral service will be held Friday, June 6, at 11:00 am, in the LDS Chapel on 175 S. Main, Garland.



Alice Weidman

Obit-Alice Weidman

Alice Lazetta Thompson Weidman passed away peacefully May 28, 2014 at her home. She was born March 10, 1925 in Tremonton UT to Leland and Mary Thompson and was raised in Tremonton and Garland. She graduated from Bear River High School in 1942. She married Wayne Weidman on September 5, 1949 in Tremonton, Utah.

Alice worked for First Security Bank for many years. She later worked for the U.S Postal service for 25 years and was the postmaster at the Tremonton Office for 18 of those years. She enjoyed interacting with the many employees and customers that she met there. She served as president of the Skyway Women’s Golf Auxiliary and treasurer for the Women’s Civic League.

Alice was a talented artist and loved to paint. She enjoyed many outings with her friends to paint the beautiful scenery of the Grand Tetons and other locations.  Those oil paintings hang in the homes of her family.

Alice loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  She loved to travel and see new places. Those closest to her enjoyed her sense of humor and caring nature.

Alice has been a lifetime member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served for over 20 years as a ward librarian.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents Leland and Mary, her husband Wayne, and brothers Reid, Neil and Gordon Thompson.  Alice is survived by her sons: John (Cynthia), Elwood, Utah; Drew (Shauna), Layton, Utah and Lee (Londa), Salem, Oregon; and six grandchildren; Elise, Carson, Devin, Brayden, Connor and Myah. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Tiffany and Joclynn for providing excellent care that allowed Alice to stay in her home until she passed.  They would also like to thank the IHC and CNS hospice staff and Dr. Todd Miller for their care. In lieu of flowers, the family recommends donations to the Primary Children’s Medical Center.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Tremonton Sixth Ward Chapel, 600 North 300 East, Tremonton, Utah. Viewings will be held Tuesday, June 3, 2014 from 6-8 pm at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton, Utah, and prior to the funeral from 9:30 – 10:30 at the Sixth Ward chapel. Interment will be at the Bear River City Cemetery.

Online condolences may be shared at www.ruddfuneralhome.com


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