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Obituaries – June 11, 2014

Joseph Norman Durfey


BOUNTIFUL- Joseph Norman Durfey passed away June 3, 2014. He was born Sept. 14, 1935 to Joseph L. and Anna Maughn Durfey. He grew up in Beaver Dam, UT and attended Bear River High School.

Joseph served in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1956 during the Korean Conflict mostly aboard the destroyer, the U.S.S. Braine DD630.

He married Marilyn Huggins on Feb. 27, 1957; they were later sealed in the Bountiful LDS Temple on April 5, 2012. They lived in Salt Lake City and Bountiful, Utah. He worked for AT&T and retired after 35 years of service.

Joseph was a member of the L.D.S. Church. He was always there to help anyone in need. He loved fishing, hunting and camping with family and his many friends, especially the John brothers. He looked forward to his monthly lunches with his work friends.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; daughter, Kristina (James) Neil; grandson’s, J.D. (Carolinda) Wheeler, Cory (Tasha) Wheeler; 4 great grandchildren, Dezirae, Braeden, Gracie, and T.J.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Val Verda 8th Ward LDS Chapel (2651 South 500 West, Bountiful, UT). A viewing will be held prior to the service from 9-10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in the Beaver Dam, UT Cemetery with military honors.

Online condolences may be shared at www.ruddfuneralhome.com


Ray Winfred Collom


Tremonton- Ray Winfred 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 was born on June 4, 1922.

He grew up in Arkansas and then moved to Tremonton to work in the C.C. camp. This is where he met his sweetheart Margaret Irene Price. They were married on June 21, 1941 in Brigham City. They were later sealed in the Logan LDS Temple on May 30, 1973. They were married for 73 years.

Ray was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He was a High Priest in the Tremonton 2nd ward. He was a home teacher and also coached softball and basketball teams. He was a private in the United States Army where he was awarded the Sharp Shooter Medal.

During his life he worked as a self-employed truck driver, a mechanic for the Box Elder County Road Dept. and a handyman for everyone.

He loved to hunt, fish and go camping with his family. He loved to watch his kids and grandkids play every kind of sport. Whether it was rain or shine he was always there watching and cheering them on.

He is survived by his wife, Irene, two sons John (Geneva), Dale (Judy), 10 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 7 great- great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, 10 brothers and sisters and one grandson Michael Dale Collom.

Funeral services for Ray were held on Friday May 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Tremonton 2nd/5th Ward LDS Chapel.

For online condolences please refer to www.ruddfuneralhome.com


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