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Obituaries – July 16, 2014

Irma Adams Warburton

Irma Adams Warburton graduated from this earthly existence on July 12, 2014 in Rigby, Idaho.  She was born January 6, 1930 in East Garland, Utah, to Delos Eldon and Angeline Maria Christensen Adams, third of five children.  She grew up in Tremonton and graduated from Bear River High in 1948.  She earned her Golden Gleaner Award from the MIA.

She worked as an office manager in Tremonton after high school and was thrilled to receive a mission call to the Great Lakes Mission 1953-1954.  She developed eternal friendships with many there and has kept in touch for over 60 years.  She married Reese Dewey Warburton in the Logan LDS Temple on October 28, 1955.  Six children were born to this union.  She and Reese raised their family in Grouse Creek, Utah and were wonderful examples to their children of hard work, integrity, and testimony.  She was happy all of her children served honorable missions.  In 1986 they relocated to Cache Valley.

She dreamed of a college education to become a teacher but said she graduated from the School of Hard Knocks; however, she and Reese made sure their children received college degrees.  She worked as a teacher’s aide at the Grouse Creek School and cherished the time spent with the students.  She was thrilled to graduate from LDS Institute at USU at age 68.  She loved people; Reese said the whole world was her friend.

She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and accepted many callings through the years.  She leaves a legacy of love, service, and commitment to her family, friends, and church.

She is survived by her loving husband, Reese; children and spouses Sherisse and Darrell Meier, Carolyn and Ted Wood, Jeff and Cindy Warburton, Chris and Audra Warburton, Rosemary and Brent Daines; 23 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brothers and spouses, Dee  and Yvonne Adams and Gary and Donna Adams; sister, Pat Bourne; sister-in-law, Doris Adams; and beloved nieces and nephews.  She was also grandma to a long list of adopted college students and their families.  She is preceded in death by a stillborn son; parents; brother, Vern; brother-in-law, Don Bourne; and sister-in-laws, Lou and Betty.

A viewing will be held on Friday, July 18, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. as well as Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Logan Utah Mount Logan Stake Center, 565 East 100 South, Logan, Utah.   A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the same location.  Interment will follow at the East Garland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the LDS Church missionary fund, or do something nice for someone in Irma’s remembrance.  Services are under the care of Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby.  Please share a memory at www.eckersellfuneralhome.com


Gary D. Smith


Gary D. Smith, age 54, passed away near Houston, Texas on July 5, 2014. He was born on June 24, 1960 in Tremonton, Utah to Theda (Chugg) and George Sterling Smith. He graduated from Bear River High School and Utah State University. He was an accountant in the manufacturing industry. Gary loved learning and helping anyone he could in their times of need.

Gary is survived by his wife, Sheri; three children: Jennifer, Jason Gary, and Celestial Dawn; two grandchildren, Samantha and Wesley; three siblings: Dr. Darrell (Carole Dawn) Smith, Sandra (Mark) Thompson and Dee (Kimberlee) Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents, Theda and George Smith, and sisters, Carol (Thomas) Johnson and Linda (Michael) Robinson.

A Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 1900 Lamberth Rd. in Sherman, Texas on Saturday, July 12th at 10 am with Bishop Martin Little conducting. Family and friends are invited to a Visitation at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Gunter, Texas on Friday, July 11th from 6-8:30 pm. A Graveside Service will be held at the Smithfield Cemetery in Smithfield, Utah on Tuesday July 15, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. There will be a viewing held prior to the graveside from 5-5:30 p.m. at Rudd Funeral Home (1234 S. Main Garland, UT).

Marian Anderson


Marian Carter Anderson passed away July 7, 2014, in South Ogden, Utah, following several battles with cancer.

She was born July 28, 1937, in Garland, Utah, into a loving home consisting of her parents James Lawrence and LaVona Garn Carter, and four older siblings. Raised on the family farm, Marian learned the importance of hard work, thriftiness, laughter and family.

She attended Garland Elementary, and graduated from Bear River High School in 1955, where she enjoyed many activities and clubs. Marian had a beautiful singing voice, and she excelled in choir, which provided her with many new experiences, including traveling by train with other choir members to a national music convention in Chicago. This was an experience she cherished her entire life.

Following high school, she attended Weber College for one year to study nursing.

Marian married Byron C. Anderson on Jan. 14, 1956, at her parent’s home in Garland. They were sealed in the temple in 1976. Together they raised four sons. Being the only girl in the family, Marian quickly learned to adapt.

She supported her boys in all their activities including football, baseball, wrestling, band, choir, hunting, fishing, scouting, missionary service and any trial they faced. The family enjoyed Christmas mornings, Thanksgivings at Grandmas and trips to Yellowstone and Disneyland.

She was a loving mother who always put her children first and sacrificed to ensure they were able to enjoy various activities. She taught her sons the value of hard work, by encouraging them to take paper routes, and putting them to work hoeing sugar beets for their Grandpa Carter.

Marian and Byron were later divorced.

Marian worked for John Hurley DDS in Tremonton, Utah. She also worked at Bear River State Bank in Tremonton, and Wells Fargo Bank in Salt Lake City before retiring in 2003.

As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served as a Primary teacher, a Mia Maid instructor, a Ward Librarian and a visiting teacher.

Marian loved quilting, crocheting afghans, music, antiques and collecting depression glass. She made a quilt and an afghan for each of her children and grandchildren. Marian loved to be around her grandchildren and enjoyed summer visits with them; she also enjoyed spending time with her siblings who were among her best friends. Her sense of humor and strong will allowed her to overcome many of the challenges she faced in life.

Marian was preceded in death by her parents, and one son, Shawn Mitchell Anderson, who passed away on her birthday, five years ago, and two brothers-in-law, LaVern Maisak and Roger Maisak.

She is survived by her children, Greg, Blair (Tammy), Scott (Kay), and daughter-in-law Nancy, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by siblings Doris Maisak, LaRene Maisak, Ralph (Janet) Carter and Joanne Greer.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Horizon Hospice Specialists (Janet, Kelli, Debbie, Sandy and Dr. Gary Christensen), as well as the nurses and staff at Manor Care Health Services.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 11, at noon at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home, 111 N 100 E, Tremonton, Utah. Viewings will be held at Rogers & Taylor on Thursday, July 10, from 6-7:30 p.m. and Friday from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

The family suggests donations to Horizon Health Specialists, 72 W Gentile Street, Layton, UT, 84041.

Condolences may be shared at www.ruddfuneralhome.com


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