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Obituaries – June 18, 2014

Milton Leon Roche

Our hero, Milton Leon Roche, 84, left us Thursday morning, June 12, 2014, after a four-year battle with stomach cancer. Dad slipped away peacefully at home with his family by his side.

Dad was born to A.E. Roche and Alice Erma Anderson on August 1, 1929 in his Thatcher home. He was born into a large family of 11 sisters and 3 brothers. He went to school at the Thatcher school house until 8th grade. As a young boy he started farming, and continued to farm his entire life.

Dad married Carolyn Mae Evans on December 6, 1957, in Malad, Idaho and solemnized their temple marriage in the Ogden LDS Temple on June 23, 1977. Milton and Carolyn started building their large family in 1957. Bryon (Bea), Johnny (Tammy), Julie Stokes (Val), Bob (Becky), Mary Leavitt (Sheldon), Dianna Cervantez (Arthur), Shirley Soifua (Al), Tresa Miller (Shawn), and Heidi Hess (Chad). On February 25, 2005 his sweetheart passed away. In 2009, he married Maxine Carlisle and enjoyed each other’s company until her passing in 2011.

Dad, affectionately known as “Milt” to many, loved babies, animals, music, boating, tractors, Dr. Pepper, “B.S.”ing in town with his friends, irrigating and farming. When there wasn’t work to be done, you could usually find him at the car dealership or the farm stores in town. He enjoyed his 32 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, his family, and friends all over the country. Our favorite things about Dad were his infectious laugh and animated personality. He loved telling jokes and was a great whistler. He was a self-made man with a knack for making things happen. He was a man of his word who possessed great integrity; a handshake was as good as a contract. He had a great work ethic and instilled the importance of hard work in those around him.

Many people have crossed his path through a lifetime of farming. The Tello family played a large part during the sugar beet years on the farm from 1962 through 1972. Lots of great memories and friendships that have lasted a lifetime were formed.

There is a huge hole left with our “Puppa’s” passing but he is back home with Momma–a happy day for them. We feel so blessed to be part of the legacy our parents have left.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Carolyn, Jessica Stokes (Granddaughter), Arthur Cervantez (Son-in-law), his parents and 10 siblings.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 12:00 Noon in the Thatcher-Penrose LDS Chapel (11475 W 10400 N). Viewings will be held on Monday, June 16, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E.) and at the church prior to the funeral from 10-11:30 a.m. Interment will take place in the Valley View Cemetery in Bothwell, Utah. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ruddfuneralhome.com

Special thanks to all family and friends who have loved and cared for dad the past several months. We appreciate everyone for their efforts, big and small. Also, a big thanks to IHC Hospice who helped keep Dad comfortable the last few weeks of his precious life.



Kenneth Max Baugh

Obit-Keneth-BaughMarch 30, 1951 – June 11, 2014

Honeyville- Kenneth Max Baugh passed away peacefully, Wednesday June 11, 2014 at home surrounded by his family following a four year battle with cancer.

Ken was born March 30, 1951 in Brigham City, UT to J. Max and Leah Grant Baugh.

He was reared in Harper Ward on the family farm. Ken would often say there was no better place to raise a family than on a farm.

He attended Lincoln and Honeyville elementary schools and graduated from Box Elder High in 1969. He then obtained a degree in Range Management from Utah State University and worked for the Bureau of Land Management for a short time before returning to work with his father on the farm raising registered Angus cattle and farming the land. Ken served in the National Guard for three years.

On February 20, 1981 he married his eternal companion Carol Christensen in the Logan LDS temple. They had two children.

He became a substitute Rural Letter Carrier and later a full time carrier for the US Postal Service where he developed lifelong friends. He retired from the USPS in 2008.

Ken had a love of nature; he enjoyed hiking and identifying flora and fauna. He looked forward to hunting and fishing seasons. The greatest joy came from spending time with his family. How he adored his two grandchildren Jaxon and Makenna who always brought a smile to his face. He wished he could have been a Pa Pa that was more actively involved with them.

He found great comfort in turning over the majority of running the farm ground to his special nephew Ryan Adams and enjoyed being updated on how things were going and growing on a daily basis. Ken has many special friends and neighbors that were close to him in which he enjoyed visits from.

In high school he was involved in FFA. He was a Member of the Utah Angus and Rural Letter Carrier Associations. As a member of the LDS church he served in many callings including three bishoprics.

Ken is survived by his wife of 33 years, two children, son Landon Max (Jennifer) Baugh of Providence, daughter Lindsay (Justin) Barfuss of Harper Ward and his two grandchildren Jaxon Max and Makenna Baugh. He is also survived by siblings Kathy (Bing) Parkinson Carey, ID, Barbara (Doug) Adams Harper Ward, UT, Brent (Barbara) Baugh Bear River City, UT, John (Linda) Baugh Brigham City, UT, David (Linda) Baugh Bountiful, UT Sister in law Toni (Sam) Millhone Bear River City, UT, Brother in law J. Craig (Kristy) Christensen Bear River City, UT and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and in laws J. Mack Christensen and L. Beth Christensen.

Funeral services will be held Monday, June 16, 2014 at the Honeyville LDS Chapel, 2620 West 6980 North Honeyville, UT at 11:00 a.m. Friends may visit family on Sunday June 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Honeyville LDS Church and Monday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Internment, Call’s Fort Cemetery.

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

Special thanks to those special caregivers at Huntsman Cancer Institute and HCNU Hospice. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.


1 comment for “Obituaries – June 18, 2014

  1. Don Morrison
    June 23, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Carol Jean, so sorry to hear of your loss. I don’t know if I ever met Ken, and was unaware of his bout with cancer. May the Lord bless and comfort you during this trying time. Hope to reconnect with you all before too long. Best wishes, Cousin Don

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