Obituaries – August 20, 2014
Ella Coombs Holt
Ella Coombs Holt died peacefully in her sleep Aug. 12, 2014, in a Beaverton, Ore., care center, exactly two months short of her 102nd birthday. She was born Oct. 12, 1912, to George Robert Coombs and Hannah Rebecca Steed in Fielding, Utah.
She married her high school sweetheart, Mervin Earl Holt, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They were married for 50 years before he passed away in 1984.
Ella was always a wise, patient, and gentle mother of five boys: Clyde Mervin (Ruby Hancock), Dean Kent (Diane Donobediean), James Richard (Suzanne Hatch), David Charles (Constance Meyer), Douglas Joshua (Karen Crookston).
She was a stalwart lady, dedicated to her family, writing a weekly letter for over 40 years. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Upon her death Ella had 106 living descendants, including seven great-great-grandchildren.
Ella was always active in whatever was going on. She was a den mother, farmer’s wife, postal worker, short order cook, and avid quilter. She loved to sing, play games, cook, dress up for Halloween, and spend time with other people.
She served in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a Visiting Teacher for 80 years, Relief Society President, Stake Primary, Young Women, and Ogden Temple worker. She and Merv served a full-time mission to the Oakland California Temple Visitor’s Center.
She lived in Fielding, Tremonton, Salt Lake City, Farmington, and Kaysville, Utah; San Francisco, Calif.; Rexburg, Idaho and Portland, Ore.
She was preceded in death by a son (Charlie), granddaughter (LaRee), and daughter-in-law (Sonja).
Funeral services will be held at the Russon Brothers Mortuary, 1941 North Main St., Farmington, Utah, on Friday, Aug. 22, at 1 p.m. A viewing will be held from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Interment will be at the Holt Family Plot in Farmington Cemetery.
Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com
She was an active member of the LDS Church and served in many callings. She enjoyed knitting and crochet; she was also a volunteer for the VA, and worked as a Nurse.
Audrey is survived by her children, Graham Baron (Santa Clara), Paul R. Baron (Ocean Shores), Elaine M. Wilson (Seattle), Sandra D. Toone (Clearfield), Beverlee A. Harding (Mink Creek); 17 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by husband, Leonard Baron; husband, Ernest Brenkman; and brothers, Dereck Bailey, Brian Bailey.
A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the Tremonton 1st ward LDS Chapel, 166 N. Tremont Street. A viewing will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at the Riverview Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.ruddfuneralhome.com
Ronald attended and graduated from Bear River High School, class of 1972. He joined the army and served our country for 12 years. Ronald married Eileen Darrah and together they had 3 children, Christine, Carrie and Ray. They later divorced. He then married Anne Miller in August of 1996. He worked for La-Z-Boy and was currently employed by West Liberty Foods.
He is survived by his wife, Anne; Sons, James (Tina) Mathers, Ronnie Goss Jr.; Mother, Della Goss; Brothers, Ray (Karen), Robert (Holly) Goss; Sisters, Della (Mike) Turner, Patty (Jim) Rasmussen, Kathy (Mike) Straussbaugh, Cheryl (Morrie) Larsen; Sisters-in-law, Dena Goss, Bev Goss. Ronald is preceded in death by his Father, Cyril Goss and Brothers, David Goss and Tim Goss.
A Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E. – Tremonton) the family will greet relatives and friends from 9:45-10:45 prior to the service.
Online condolences may be shared at www.ruddfuneralhome.com