Obituaries – June 25, 2014
L. Spencer Redmond
L. Spencer Redmond passed away June 23, 2014 in Logan, Utah following multiple strokes. He was born in Rock Springs, Sweetwater, Wyoming, 25 October 1943 to Hugh E and Eva Spencer Redmond. He grew up in the avenues of Salt Lake City, graduating from his beloved East High School in 1962. Spencer attended the University of Utah and Weber State College, served as member of Utah National Guard, and fulfilled an honorable LDS mission to Western Canada.
Spencer married DeAnn Benson 6 May 1966 in the Logan LDS Temple. Spencer realized his dream of becoming a law enforcement office in 1970 when he joined the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP). After serving in central Utah for several years, Spencer and the family settled in Garland, a community that he loved to live in and serve. He volunteered as a reservist for the Fire Department and the Police Department, but perhaps his favorite activity was the Annual Fireman’s Fish Fry. His welding expertise blessed many in the community in his off-duty hours, and he also loved teaching concealed weapons courses and Hunter’s Education classes. After retiring from UHP in 1990, Spencer worked at Nucor Steel until 1999, but jumped at the chance to serve in law enforcement with Garland City when it came in 2000. He retired in 2009, and after that served as president of the Utah Retired Troopers Association 2010-11.
Spencer was dedicated to law enforcement and loved his profession. His love of people and willingness to help those in need is what defined him, and he was happiest on patrol, Pepsi in hand, listening to the scanner and responding to calls. He loved good music, good food, and good company.
Spencer is father of two sons and three daughters: Troy Redmond, Gina (Timothy) Ward, Leslie (Shane) Perkins, Micah (Cristina) Redmond, and Mandy (Jeremy) Webb. He has 12 grandchildren: Spencer Jr, Joshua, Mark and Samuel Ward, Kjia, Morgan and Rhett Perkins, Olivia, Caleb and Jillian Redmond, and Wesley and Kennedy Webb. He is survived by his wife DeAnn, his children and grandchildren, two sisters: Betty and Louise, twin brother, Michael Redmond, as well as many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. He is preceded in death by his parents, step-father Lamar Pete Hawkins, and two brothers, Jack and Randy.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Utah 1033 Foundation, named for the radio code “10-33,” which means an officer is in urgent need of help. This group gives back to families have suffered the loss of a loved one who served in Utah law enforcement. Web-site: http://utah1033.org/
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, June 26, at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Stake Center, Fielding, Utah. Viewing from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday June 25th, at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E – Tremonton). Viewing prior to the funeral on Thursday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Interment following in the Garland City Cemetery.
Special thanks to the staff of Sunshine Terrance, Access Home Health & Hospice, Dr. Maready and staff, as well as the many family and friends who have helped our family through this difficult time. We love and appreciate you!
Online Condolences may be shared at www.ruddfuneralhome.com
Ray V. Udy
Ray V. Udy, 87, passed away on June 19, 2014, after a year long illness. He was the 9th child born to Edmund Udy and Mary Buxton on August 8, 1926 in Riverside, Utah. Ray attended Riverside school, Garland Elementary and Bear River High School.
In 1946, Ray married his sweetheart, Louise Steed, in Plymouth, Utah. They made their home in Riverside and filled it with five children – four daughters and finally a son.
He had a great work ethic and instilled the importance of hard work in others, especially his children. Ray began farming at a young age and continued farming throughout his life. He ran a dairy farm, worked winters at the U&I Sugar Factory and always had plenty of horses and Shetlands on the farm.
He was a member of the Bear River and Golden Spike Chariot Club. One of his proudest accomplishments was being honored with the “Best Groomed Team” trophy at State. He helped establish the annual Plymouth Rodeo, the first High School Rodeos in Tremonton and was chairman of the Box Elder County Fair Horse Pullings and the horse show for many years.
He is survived by his children Donna Ward, Reva (Bob) Jensen, Sharyle Shaffer, Ida (Ted) Anderson and Alan (Dixie) Udy; 17 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren and one sister-in-law Lynette Huggins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, son-in-law Denny Ward and 10 siblings.
Funeral services for Ray will be held on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Belmont 2nd Ward LDS Chapel (16925 N 5200 W Riverside, UT), There will be a private extended family & close friends viewing from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. There will also be a public visitation from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. prior to the funeral. Interment will take place in the Riverside Cemetery.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ruddfuneralhome.com
The family wishes to express their thanks to Bear River Care Center, IHC Hospice and the Fielding ambulance crew for their tender loving care.