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Obituaries – September 10, 2014

Carma Claudette Lish Fitzgerald

Obit-Carma-FitzgeraldTremonton, UT- Carma, kindhearted but stubborn, is finally resting peacefully as of Sept 7, 2014, at the age of 58. She was born Mar 16, 1956 to H. Claude and Rita Lish in Pocatello, Idaho. She graduated at Jordan High School in 1975. She married the love of her life, Scott, on Sept 22, 1990. They had one child, a miracle baby, and named her Chancey.

Carma enjoyed reading, puzzling, and gardening. What she enjoyed most was cooking and baking. She was her own Betty f’n Crocker. She loved to entertain family and friends at her home, and baked many months to prepare her “goody bags” for everyone at Christmas.

She is survived by her “lovey” Scott; daughter, Chancey; mother, Rita Lish; siblings: Catherine (Craig) Bitterman, Barbara (Brian) Petersen, and sister-in-law (Susie) Lish; grandpa: Raymond Hartung, along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by 2 grandmas, 2 grandpas, father, brother (Tony), and nephew.

There will be a memorial service held on Saturday Sep. 13,  2014 at 12 Noon at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E. –Tremonton, UT) the family will greet friends and relatives from 10:45 – 11:45 prior to the service.

Online condolences may be shared at www.ruddfuneralhome.com


Dorothy (Dixie) Ramsdell

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BEAR RIVER CITY – Dorothy Mable (Dixie) Wilson Ramsdell, 80, wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, passed away September 6, 2014 at the Bear River Care Center in Tremonton, Utah.

She was born February 11, 1934 in Logan, Utah, a daughter of Harry Thomas (Dick) Wilson Jr. and Carrie Brenchley Thorpe Wilson.  At the age of 9, she moved with her family to Riverside and then to Tremonton.  She graduated from Bear River High School and later attended classes at BYU.

She was the oldest of four children; Tommy Wilson, Shirlee (Blum) Wilson, and Vickie (Baker) Wilson.

She met Dee Luke Ramsdell in 1949 and they were married on March 26, 1954 in Tremonton, Utah.  They were later sealed in the Logan Temple on June 24, 2006.    They lived and raised their family in Bear River City, Utah where they had four children; Scott Dee Ramsdell (deceased), Susan (Steve) Chadaz, Julie Ramsdell, and Joel Luke (Angie) Ramsdell.

Dixie was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was active in the Bear River City 2nd Ward.  She loved to sing and was a member of the Bear River High Choir, ward choir, and sang with a group called the Double Trio.

Dixie loved to cook.  Her famous Raisin Filled Cookies and Chicken Dumpling Soup have been traded and bartered for years especially during the deer hunts.  Her hands were always busy as she would crochet and knit gifts for her friends and family.  She enjoyed quilting and especially loved quilting with friends in Bear River City.  Because of her love for her family, she became a sports enthusiast by watching children and grand-children in all sports.  She enjoyed Monday night football with her husband but on occasion they were caught watching Phantom of the Opera.

Dixie worked at Dr. Jack Johnson’s office as a receptionist and learned how to be a nurse which she used to bless others throughout her life.  She also worked and helped her husband with the Betterway Insulation Company as the secretary.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, and her son Scott.

Funeral services will be held, Thursday, September 11th at the Bear River City LDS church, 5870 North, 4700 West at 11 am.  There will be a viewing prior to the funeral service from 9:30 to 10:30 am.  Friends and family may call from 6-8 pm Wednesday night September 10th at Roger’s and Taylor’s Funeral Home in Tremonton, 111 North, 100 East.  Burial will be in the Bear River Cemetery.

Online Condolences may be shared at www.ruddfuneralhome.com


Dennis L. Shelton

Obit-Dennis-SheltonDennis L. Shelton passed away on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Bakersfield, Calif. He was born June 9, 1941, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Leslie and Jessica Shelton.

Dennis graduated from Bear River High School in Garland, Utah, and earned a degree in Electronics Technology from Idaho State University.

His early work experience was in construction and as an electrician. He began a career in Television Broadcast Production, in the equipment manufacturing industry in 1980. Dennis was employed by Grass Valley Group where he finished out his career as a Regional Marketing Manager.

Dennis is survived by his wife Sylvia Shelton and his children, Denise Marsing (Gary), Margaret Stocking (Wade), Lou Ann Rogers, Shane Shelton (Holli), Dawn Miller (Dane), step-children: Gary Smith (Chris), Ron Smith (Sandi), Julie McDermott (Pat), Steve Smith (Cindy), siblings: Les, Gary and Allan Shelton and Linda Beeman. Dennis was loved by 27 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Dennis served in the Honor Guard from 1960-62. Dennis enjoyed coaching his daughter’s softball teams. He volunteered as a basketball coach at a state prison.

During his time with Grass Valley Group, Dennis and Sylvia lived in Texas where he became a team roper, raised cattle and farmed hay. More recently Dennis enjoyed square dancing and tennis with his wife Sylvia. He was also an avid golfer and a member at the Stockdale Country Club in Bakersfield.

The memorial service for Dennis will be held at River Lakes Church on Saturday, Sept. 6, 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to be made to: Kern County, Honor Flight.


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