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Obituaries

Monday, May 17, 2010
By theleader

6/30/10

Carmi Aileen Raplee Searle
BRIGHAM CITY – Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, Carmi Aileen Raplee Searle, 79, passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at her home surrounded by her family of natural causes.
She was born on Sept. 3, 1930, in Salina, Kansas, a daughter of George Avril and Gladys Phillips Raplee.
Carmi married Victor Torson on Aug. 10, 1950. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They were later divorced.  She then married Bud Mason on March 7, 1962, and they were later divorced.  She married Clinton K. Searle on Sept. 28, 1999, in the Ogden LDS Temple.
Carmi is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently a member of the Brigham City 12th Ward.
She enjoyed organizing her many collections. Carmi loved unusual rock collecting, square dancing, round dancing, traveling, religious and psychological study.
Surviving are her husband, Clinton of Brigham City; eight children, Jay Torson of Brigham City; Georja (Aaron) Eagar of Springville; Scott Torson of Salt Lake City; Eric (Chris) Torson of Sandy; Kent (Sharee) Torson of Sandy; Kathleen (Scott) Olsen of Garland; Holly (RJ) Smith of Smithfield; Aaron (Melody) Mason of Brigham City; one step daughter, Tedi Searle of Salt Lake City; 48 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 2, at 11 a.m., at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah.
Family will greet friends on Thursday, July 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Friday from 10 to 10:40 a.m.
Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.
You may email condolences to the family at www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com.

Mark P. Howry

PERRY – Mark Preston Howry, 40 years young, passed away at Ogden Regional Hospital June 27, 2010.  He was living with his wife and three children in Perry,  UT up until the time of his sudden death.  He passed into the next life surrounded by his loved ones who will miss him dearly.
Mark was born May 12, 1970, to Robert and Katherine Howry in Santa Clara, California.  He was the third of four children.  Mark spent most of his childhood in  California.  The family then moved to Reno, NV.   Mark graduated fromm both Burdock Job Corps. in North Dakota and for Job Corps in Clearfield, UT in 1994.  He owned his own contracting business Howry General Contracting for about 15 years in Northern Utah.   He was a very hard working man and was very talented at all he pursued.  Mark married Leandra Barfuss on July 27, 2001 ,at their home in Willard, UT.   They have three beautiful children, Christopher, Brooklyn, and Preston, whom he cherished and held above all others.
Mark had a rough exterior but beneath that was a huge heart. He would do anything to help anyone in need.  His family was his life. He   attended everything and the little things were always greatly valued to him.  Mark was a hunter, a fisherman, a great daddy who loved to get on the floor and play with the kids, a favorite uncle to many of his nieces and nephews.  He had a great love of children as they had for him.
His daddy hugs and kisses are missed already.  Mark had been receiving missionary lessons and was planning on being baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He had a great relationship with those brethren and he thought very much of them.  Mark was a teaser and you knew he liked you by how much of a hard time he gave you.
Mark is survived by his wife, Leandra Barfuss Howry, his three children: Christopher, (8), Brooklyn Nichole (4), and Preston (2), all of  Perry, UT.  His parents Robert and Katherine Howry, OK; grandmother, Marian Molko, OK; his siblings: Mary (Ray) Howry-Sostre, NV; Randy Howry, WY; Michael (Jennifer Jo) Howry, OK; many aunts, uncles and  many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers: Doris Raymond Howry, Archie Floyd Roberts and grandmother, Peggy June Roberts. Sister-in-law, Shelly Barfuss Jensen, uncles: David Darwin Roberts and Gerald Gardner.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 2, at 11 a.m., at the Perry 7th Ward Chapel, 658 W. 2250 S., Perry, UT.
Friends may call on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 E., Brigham City and on Friday from 10 to 10:40 a.m. at the Church.
Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.myers-mortuary.com.

Flora Hazel Gardner Whiteford

ST. GEORGE, UT – Flora Hazel Gardner Whiteford passed away quietly on June 22, 2010. She was born Dec. 19, 1931. She was the daughter of Horace G. Gardner and Ethel Flora Petersen Gardner. She married Walter J. Whiteford Feb. 4, 1955. She is survived by her brother, H. Layne Gardner (Donna); sisters: Karen Marie Gardner Kirkeby (Gordon) and Gayle Gardner Sedgwick (Stephen); son: Curtis G. Whiteford (Carol); grandchildren: Marissa Argueta (Alex), Kelly Rhodes (Jeremy), Lisa Daniels (Jess), Rick Whiteford, Ryan Whiteford, Darcy Whiteford, Chris Whiteford, and Bryanna Whiteford; and great-grandchildren: Michael Alexander Argueta, Benjamin Caleb Argueta, Lauren Marissa Argueta, and Landon Jess Daniels. Preceded in death by her parents and her brother, J Lamar Gardner (Janice).
A graveside service was held Monday, June 28, at the Deweyville Utah Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221. Please see Metcalf’s website at www.metcalfmortuary. com for condolences and full obituary and funeral listings.

6/23/10

Vern Darrell Brough
ELWOOD, UT/BRANDON, MS – Vern Darrell Brough of Brandon, Mississippi died June 5, 2010, in the State Veterans Home in Jackson, MS after a 14-year battle with Alzheimer’s. A memorial was held in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on June 12, in Brandon. He is survived by his wife Joanna, two daughters Loretta Harwell and Virginia Peck, of Brandon, a sister Darlene (Reed) Norr, Tremonton, his step mother Jane of Brandon, four grandchildren and extended family members in Tremonton. He donated his body to the University of Mississippi Medical Center for Alzheimer’s research.

Lewis Joseph Earl
Tremonton – Lewis Joseph Earl was born Aug. 8, 1928, in Provo, to Kenneth Owen and Vertie Ann Leavitt Earl. He died June 19, 2010, at Bear River Valley Care Center in Tremonton, after battling Alzheimers for several years.
Lewis spent his childhood in Bunkerville, NV. His family later moved to Meridian, Idaho where he met Carol Law. They were married for time and all eternity in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on Oct. 15, 1947 and had 10 children.
In the early years Lewis worked construction in various cities and states. Lewis and Carol eventually settled on a Dairy Farm in Tremonton in May of 1965, where they have lived happily for 45 years.
Lewis was a High Priest in the Tremonton 8th Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in various callings in the church throughout his life. He served a mission with his dear wife at Adam-Ondi-Ahman from May 1998 to November 1999. It was truly a joy for them to serve together in the gospel. They later served together as temple workers in the Logan LDS temple.
Lewis was preceded in death by his parents, three siblings and a daughter, Ronda. He is survived by his wife Carol and his children: Terry (Barbara) of Canon City, Colo., Danny (Erron) Perry, Utah, Rex (Karen) Tremonton, Utah, RaeLynn Nilson (Jay), Exton, PA, Dallas (Christine), Ravensdale, WA, Jody (Leahmay) Pleasant View, Utah, Lyle (Dlaina) Taylor, Utah, Kristie Benson (Duane), River Heights, Utah, Kelly (Alisha), Heber, Utah. He is also survived by 34 grandchildren, 11 step-grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren.
The family would like to express appreciation to the Staff of the Bear River Valley Care Center and Access Hospice for the wonderful care they provided to Lewis.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 24, 11 a.m., at the Tremonton 8th Ward Chapel, 9590 North 6800 West, Tremonton. Friends may call Wednesday, June 23, from 6-8 p.m., at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton and Thursday from 9:30-10:40 a.m. at the church prior to the funeral services. Interment will follow in the Tremonton Riverview Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com.

Eugene W. Nielson
BRIGHAM CITY – Eugene W. Nielson, 66, passed away on June 17, 2010, at McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah after a fight with lung cancer.
He was born on Jan. 17, 1944, in San Diego, Calif., a son of Vernon Wesley and Waive Burton Nielson.
Eugene married Diane Eller on Sept. 19, 1964, in Corinne, Utah. They were later divorced.
He retired from La Z Boy as a machinist. Eugene enjoyed hunting, fishing and backpacking on horseback in the Unitas.
Surviving are four children, Wesley Nielson, Ogden; Cris Nielson, Brigham City; Cherie (Mike) Fisher, Hooper; Susie (Jason) Witt, Brigham City, thirteen grandchildren, one great granddaughter and one sister, Janet Holden, Willard.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers the family would like donations be made to the family to offset funeral expenses, c/o Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah 84302.
Memorial service was held at the Brigham City 9th Ward Chapel on Tuesday, June 22.
You may email condolences to the family at www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com.

Wayne Nicholas Anderson

TREMONTON – Wayne Nicholas Anderson, 100, died June 14, 2010, at the Bear River Valley Care Center. He was born to Fredrick Hust and Alice Brain Anderson April 14, 1910 in Salt Lake City, UT. He moved to Bothwell at the age of 9. He married Pauline Peterson Sept. 23, 1935, in Bothwell. She passed away Nov. 30, 1984.
He was Owner of the Tremonton Cleaners and also worked as a mechanic for Jay Dee Harris, Fronks Auto Dealership and spent time in Alaska working as a mechanic. He also worked for Deloris Stokes for over 50 years in the Pocatello Valley in Utah.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He enjoyed fishing and flying and was a very accomplished pilot and won an award as the best all around pilot aviator in a competition in Challis.
Surviving are his Nieces and Nephews: Jean, Ken, Stephen and David Hust, Dianne McCullock, David Jones, Kathleen Thorstensen, Debra Sorensen and Shirley Kirshaw and many others that loved him.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 17, at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Friends called Thursday at the funeral home prior to services. Interment followed in the Bothwell Valley View Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com.

Robert H. Beadles
TREMONTON – Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother, Robert Harold Beadles, 87, died on Saturday, June 19, 2010, at his home in Tremonton.
He was born on June 18, 1923, in Astoria, Illinois, a son of Franklin Freiley and Nancy Lavina Bair Beadles.
Dad served in the Marine Corp during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. He later served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He married his eternal sweetheart, Bette Ann Byrne on Sept. 13, 1945, in Lewiston, Illinois. Dad and Mom were blessed with two children, Vicki Lynn and Gary Robert.
He worked at International Harvester in Canton, Illinois for 16 years. They moved to San Diego, Calif. where he worked as an auto mechanic for many years. He also worked for the Santee School District as a plumber retiring in 1981.
Dad was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he was a High Priest and loved serving as a greeter and a home teacher.
Dad was out-going and loved people. He was known as a wonderful story-teller and could entertain his grandchildren for hours with his experiences in the Marines and his growing up years in his hometown of Canton, Illinois. He loved to play cards and spent many fun filled evenings around the table with family and friends.
Surviving are his wife of almost 65 years, Bette, Tremonton; two children, Vicki (Ron) Brinkley, Lakeside, CA; Gary (Cindy) Beadles, Tremonton; one brother, Dwayne (Carol) Beadles, Canton, IL; seven grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Genevieve, Doris and Mara Lee, three brothers, Donald, Rodney and Otis and one great-great grandson, Austin Martin.
The family would like to thank the many wonderful people with Access Hospice that helped take such good care of Dad.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 28, at 11 a.m., at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City.
Family will greet friends on the day of the service from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the Box Elder County Honor Guard.
You may email condolences to the family at www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com.

Shirley Watland Matney
Devoted wife, loving mother, beloved grandmother, and gifted pianist, Shirley Watland Matney passed away peacefully due to natural causes Wednesday, April 21, 2010, in Maple Plain, Minnesota, at the age of 87. Shirley was born June 27, 1922, in Tremonton, to Ruth and Gifford Watland. She graduated from Bear River High School in 1940 serving as a class officer and drill team leader then attended Utah State University in Logan. She worked at Bushnell Army Hospital in Brigham City, where she fell in love with a patient, Thomas Wright Matney. They were married in Vancouver, Washington on Feb. 14, 1944, and moved to Logan, to continue their educations. They settled in Tremonton to establish an accounting business and raise their four children, Marianne, Susanne, Tommy and Julie. In 1966, they moved to Soda Springs, Idaho, and upon retirement in 1981, moved to St. George, where they enjoyed many happy years. Shirley’s husband, Tom, died in 1988. She also lived in Lewiston, Idaho and Sheridan, Wyoming.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her son, Thomas Gifford Matney, her parents and her granddaughter, Holly Sue Linford. Shirley leaves behind daughters, Marianne Valenta (Frank), Lake Jackson, Texas; Susanne Shuler (Alan), Plymouth, Minnesota; Julie Weitz (Mark), Sheridan, Wyoming; daughter-in-law, Carol Bingham Matney, Eugene, Oregon; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Jim Bonavita; Michael and Catherine Linford (Matthew and Joseph); Richard and Gaye Linford (Amanda, Jacob and Sophie); Sherianne Shuler and Nathan Morgan (Lucy); Angel and Russ Burnside (Gavin); David and Susan Shuler; Thomas Matney; Aaron Matney; Andrew Weitz and Katie Weitz.
Shirley was active in the Eastern Star and Tremonton Community Methodist Church. She also was an accomplished pianist who, in addition to playing at family weddings and other occasions, also accompanied singers, instrumentalists and choirs including the Bear River High School choir in the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City. Shirley enjoyed playing golf and bridge, traveling and watching baseball, especially the Chicago Cubs. She proudly supported Barack Obama.
Shirley’s legacy continues through her lovely handiwork, outstanding cooking and musical talent. The family thanks the caring staff at Haven Homes in Maple Plain for providing comfort to Shirley in her final years.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 26, at 5 p.m., at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 235 East 850 South, Brigham City. Friends may call Friday, June 25, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton. Interment will be in the Tremonton Riverview Cemetery.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com.

6/16/10

Cleone Steed Petersen

PENROSE, UT – Cleone Steed Petersen, 89, passed away Monday, June 7, 2010 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Nov. 4, 1920 to James William and Annie Rose Steed in Plymouth. She married Preston Engvar Petersen Jan. 15, 1943 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He died Sept. 17, 2003.
She enjoyed spending time with her family as well as various sports and music activities. She worked as a US Postal mail carrier. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Surviving are her children: Linda (Larry) Peterson, Hugh Dee (Shauna), Kristy (Kent) John, Kathy (Randy) Anderson and Lane (Stephanie); 18 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Flora Latimore and Zina Call; and one brother, Ursel Steed.
Cleone is preceded in death by her husband, Preston; her parents and five siblings.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 11, 2010, at the Thatcher-Penrose LDS church, 11475 West 10400 North, Thatcher. A viewing was held Thursday, June 10, 2010, at Rudd Funeral Home, 1234 South Main St., Garland and Friday at the church. Interment was at the Penrose Cemetery.
The family wishes to express a special thanks to Elma and Jamie Strong, Cleone’s long-time caregivers and also Intermountain Hospice. On-line condolences may be expressed at www.ruddfuneralhome.com

Thomas Harrison Pirtle

Tremonton – Thomas Harrison Pirtle, 65, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2010.
He was born to Robert Harrison and Norma Gertrude Thomson Pirtle July 6, 1944, in Mt. Vernon, Wash. Thomas was reared and educated in the Everett, Wash. area.
He married Tonia Le Hansen January 21, 1967, in the Manti, Utah LDS Temple. He moved to Tremonton with his family in 1986 to begin work at Nucor Steel.
Thomas was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various callings. He loved his grandchildren, spending time with his family, airplanes, motorcycles and doing genealogy. He served his country during the Vietnam War in the US Air Force in the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing Group. He was employed at Nucor Steel as an Electrician and retired after 21 years of service.
Surviving are his children: Mary (Scott) Allen, Jesse Pirtle, Rebecca Pirtle, MaLynda (Jessie Autry) Pirtle, Nora (Scott) Ritter, Ann (Michael) Wood; Brother: William (Paula) Smith and 14 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Wife, Sister Linda, Son Robert and Daughter-in-law Lisa.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 19, 2010, 10 a.m. at the Tremonton 2nd/5th Ward Chapel, 300 S. Tremont, Tremonton.
Friends and family may call from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, June 18, 2010 at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton and also 8:30-9:40 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Interment will follow at the Spring City Cemetery, Spring City, UT. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com

6/9/10

Brent Aldon Bennett

Tremonton – Brent Aldon Bennett, 59, passed away June 6, 2010, in Brigham City, Utah. He was born Oct. 23, 1950, in Logan, Utah to Ralph Jr. and Lorrainne Miller Thorpe Bennett. He graduated with the class of 1968 from Bear River High School. He married Lanna E. Wheeler April 21, 1972, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
Brent was employed by ATK as a Production Specialist. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, teaching kids gun safety and everything about the outdoors. He was a member of the Tremonton 3rd Ward of the LDS church and served in the South West Indians Mission between Arizona and New Mexico.
Surviving are his wife: Lanna; children: Maria (Shawn) Lowe, Mairta (Chuck) Thompson, Burnice (Jennifer) Bennett, Melissa Bennett, Val (Kyra) Bennett and Melanie (Brantley) Sorenson. Also surviving are his adopted children: Judd (Irene) Lasley, Jim (Lori) Greene, Matt Bessinger, Shawn Bennett, Dawn (Gregg) Weber and Scott Hales; siblings: Ralph (Lamona) Bennett, James K. (Mary) Bennett and Collett Moreno, 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and daughter Marainna Bennett.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, June 12, at the Tremonton 3rd LDS Ward Chapel, 9590 North 6800 West, Tremonton with Bishop Norman Fukui officiating. Friends may call Friday, June 11, 6-8 p.m., at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton, Utah and Saturday morning from 9:30 – 10:40 a.m. at the church prior to the services.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com.

Jean Hess

PLYMOUTH – Erna Jean Holcomb Hess, 74, passed away Saturday, June 5, 2010, at the Bear River Valley Hospital. She was born May 30, 1936, to William N. and Erna Steinmann Holcomb in Emmett, Idaho and attended school in Ashton, Idaho. She married Loyd W. Hess July 30, 1962, and they resided in Plymouth, Utah.
Jean enjoyed meeting new people, finding out about them and making them her friend for life. Her hobbies were sewing, crocheting, bowling, Pinochle and reading. She worked at Western Trails Café, U&I Sugar Factory, Palmer Pack, Plymouth Service, and was Plymouth City Water Master.
Surviving are her husband, children: Brian (Ruth) Kidder, Penny (Paul) Marshall, Joellyn (Bob) Harris, and Brad and Steven Hess; sister, Beulah Ludwig and brothers: Tom Holcomb and Jim (Onalee) Holcomb; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, William Holcomb, Jr.; sisters: Phyllis Erwin, Lois Holcomb and son, Kim Hess; infant daughter, Nola Jean Kidder; and grandsons: Jared Mickelson and Jess Kidder.
Funeral services will be held at noon on Wednesday, June 9, at Rudd Funeral Home, 1234 South Main Street, Garland. A visitation will be held at 11 a.m. prior to the funeral.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to Bear River Valley Hospital Nurses and ER Staff and Dr. Rod Merrell.
On-line condolences may be expressed at ruddfuneralhome.com.

6/2/10

Vilda B. Esplin

GARLAND/BEAVER – Vilda B. Esplin, 86, died May 24, 2010. She was born Oct. 13, 1923, to Waldemar and Florence (Nana) Taylor Bowman in Colonial Dublan, Mexico. In addition to Mexico, Vilda lived in Cedar City, Beaver and Garland, Utah. She enjoyed and loved the wonderful people from each community. She graduated from high school and attended college at the BAC in Cedar City.
She was married and sealed to her eternal companion Grant M. Esplin in the Manti Temple on Dec. 27, 1945, shortly after his discharge from the military. They are the parents of two children.
Vilda enjoyed her service in the community and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Most recently she was a volunteer at Garland Elementary School and loved the little children. Her service in the church included callings as age group teacher for 10 years, Primary, Relief Society, Data Entry, Extraction, Sunday School Secretary and Visiting Teaching Supervisor. She and her husband served as Missionaries on Temple Square, which was one of the greatest times of their lives. They were called to serve in the St. George Temple where she served as an Ordinance Worker and Sealing Receptionist.
Vilda enjoyed the Arts and loved to sing and dance. She was a fan of the Big Band era and would be found often listening and dancing to their music. Two of her favorite places were Black Canyon on the North Fork of the Virgin River and Zions Park. She always looked forward to the “Cousins” get together activities, whether it was an afternoon with lunch or a week in Mazatlan. These were moments she treasured. She loved to knit and hundreds of little babies have graced her “booties.” She and her husband enjoyed years of Study Club with special friends that enriched her life. Nothing could replace the “Friendly Home Evenings” with her neighborhood and the many wonderful quilts created by her quilting group.
Vilda is survived by her daughters Carolyn Burk, Orem; Mary Ann (Reggie) Petersen, Penrose. Her grandchildren (she always said, “Grandkids are the greatest invention”) Geoff (Victoria) Broadbent; Joel (Mardi) Broadbent; Sarah (Mike) Manago; Abe Broadbent; Charlie Broadbent; Eli (Lauren) Broadbent; R. Spencer Petersen; Jessica Ann Marie (Gary) Wilkinson. Her great-grandchildren: Juliette and Jasmine Broadbent; Gray, Ridge and Holden Grant Broadbent; Sophia Manago; Abbie Broadbent; and miracle dog Harley. Vilda could be found supporting her children and grandchildren in so many ways. She will always be looked upon as a great example of unconditional love.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Grant, sister Afton Gurr, brothers Ray Oberhansley and Bud Bowman.
Funeral services were held at the Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, Friday, May 28. Family met friends at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home on Thursday, May 29 and Friday, May 28.
Interment and graveside services took place on the 28th at the Cedar City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Missionary Funds of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are invited. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com.

Colleen Spence McCraw

Colleen Spence McCraw, 63, died Tuesday, May 25, of heart failure. Colleen was born to Mark and Wilma Spence on March 1, 1947. She attended Garland Elementary and Bear River High and graduated in 1965. She married Billy George McCraw in 1976 and moved to Hooks, Texas where she lived up until her death. Colleen was an active member of the LDS church where she held many positions.
She was preceded in death by her husband Billy George, her father Mark Spence, and a sister Joyce Spence.
She was a very dedicated mother to her two sons, Charles McCraw, Hooks, Texas, and Eric McCraw, Houston, Texas. She was also survived by her mother Wilma Spence, Garland, two sisters Peggy Augustine, West Jordan, DeAnn Sagez, Garland, and a brother, Clyde Mark Spence, American Fork, and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held on May 29, in Texarkana, Texas.

John Sammons Anderson

TREMONTON – John Sammons Anderson, 59, passed away May 26, 2010, in Tremonton. He was born May 5, 1951, in Brigham City, to Wayne L. and Juanita Sammons Anderson. He was a heavy equipment operator and took pride in his work.
He is survived by his wife: Vergalee Anderson; siblings: Sally (Jerrold) Ward, Betty (Joe) Maestas, Don (Deann), Larry (Becky) and Randy (Kathy) Anderson and many nieces, nephews and friends that loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, June 1, at Bear River City Cemetery. Friends may have greeted family at the cemetery from 12:30 – 1 p.m. prior to the graveside service. In the event of inclement weather, services will be moved to Rogers and Taylor Mortuary, Tremonton.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com.

5/26/10

Etta W. Hulse Troseth

Bear River City – Etta W. Hulse Troseth, 92 passed away May 22, 2010, in Brigham City. She was born Oct. 24, 1917, to Warren Wesley and Ethel May Whitehead Hulse. She lived in Preston, Idaho and graduated from Preston High School before attending Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. She married Odvar A. Troseth Dec. 7, 1938 in Preston. Their marriage was solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple May 6, 1963. Odvar died July 7, 1993.
They lived in Cornish, Brigham City, and moved to Bear River City in 1954 where she and her husband owned and operated a commercial greenhouse business.
Mrs. Troseth was employed by the Box Elder County ASCS (Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service) for twenty years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of the Bear River 2nd LDS Ward and served in many callings, including Primary President while living in Cornish, Utah.
Surviving are two sons and one daughter, David (Pat) Troseth, Karen (Wayne) Lindeman and Norman(Sherrie) Troseth; one special nephew, Ted (Kaylene) Troseth. 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Irene Mitchell and Ilene Anderson. She was preceded in death by her husband and two sons, Warren Keith and Allen Richard.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 29, 11 a.m., at the Bear River City Ward Chapel, 5870 North 4700 West, Bear River City, with Bishop Jeff Jones officiating.
A viewing will be held Friday 6-8 p.m at Rogers and Taylor Funeral, Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton and Saturday at the Bear River Chapel from 9:30 – 10:40 a.m.
Interment will be in the Cornish Utah Cemetery at 2 p.m.
The family expresses appreciation to Theresa Morris and to the staff at Country Lane Assisted Living in Brigham City for their kind and caring service.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com.

Judd Larry Ravsten

Judd Larry Ravsten of Malad, passed away on May 8, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born on Sept. 12, 1932, to Leah Goody and Lester Ravsten of Clarkston, Utah. He was the second of five sons born to this union.
As a young man, Judd loved to play baseball and was really good at it. This may have been when he developed his love of sports. He was a strong supporter of the girls’ and boys’ Bear River Bears football, basketball, volleyball and baseball teams; the Rebels baseball team and the girls’ and boys’ Malad High School Dragons football, basketball, volleyball and baseball teams. He was also a faithful fan of the Utah Jazz.
Judd loved to play golf. He played this sport religiously until his health started to decline in later life. One of his favorite trips was with his brother-in-law, Gordon Williams, when they attended the Masters in Augusta, Georgia. He often said he would love to go again.
Judd and his brothers loved to hunt and fish. He and his brothers were avid fishermen. This was one of the many things they would all do together. There weren’t very many fishing holes that they hadn’t tried. This was a source of many family camping trips and get-togethers.
Judd graduated from North Cache High School in Logan, Utah. Judd had a great love for his country and upon graduation he joined the Air Force. He enlisted in January of 1952 and served his country for 20 years. He served in Germany, the Philippines, Japan, Florida, Okinawa, and Arkansas and retired as a SSGT.
Maretta (Beeper) Larsen and Judd were married and were the parents of four children: Larry Alan, Linda LeAnn, Clara Robin and Michelle Barbara. The family traveled and lived in several countries during Judd’s service in the Air Force.
Upon his retirement from the Air Force, Judd was employed at Thiokol Chemical Corporation, now known as ATK Launch Systems. He retired after 20 years of service. He enjoyed his work and made many lasting friendships.
Judd’s greatest love was his family. His four children blessed him with 16 grandchildren and 23 1/2 great-grandchildren. Judd and Beeper later divorced but remained friends. Judd met Helen Ward on a blind date and they were married on Dec. 9, 1994, in the Logan, Temple. Judd’s family became Helen’s family and her greatest joy. Judd’s posterity has increased to 55 and counting.
Helen and Judd’s travels included Florida, New York, England and Wales and a cruise to the Caribbean. They shared these trips with Helen’s sister and her husband, Joan and Gordon. They also made a trip to pick up a school bus in Macon, Georgia, making stops in Nauvoo, Illinois, Branson, Missouri and a shopping trip to Cabela’s. In Judd’s opinion you could never have enough “fish stuff.” His trip to Lake Powell with family and friends was also another fun trip. Helen even had him attending concerts and plays in Salt Lake with an occasional Jazz game thrown in. Judd was also a great source of help to Helen’s mother during her declining health. He loved her very much. Judd had a big heart and loved to help people whenever he could.
Judd was a member of the Oneida County Search and Rescue and served as a past Commander. He also served as 2nd Vice Commander in the American Legion. He enjoyed his service and association with the men and women in these organizations.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a strong testimony of his Savior and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Judd was an active member of the Malad 6th Ward. He loved to serve and held callings in the Primary, High Priests and in the Sunday School Presidency. He was also a Home Teacher and enjoyed visiting with his families. He and his wife, Helen served as Stake Missionaries when they resided in Clarkston, Utah.
Judd is survived by his wife, Helen of Malad; three daughters: Linda LeAnn (Craig) Hawkes of Howell, Utah, Clara Robin (Dean) Stott of Malad, and Michelle (Shawn) Lish of Tremonton, Utah; four brothers: Scott (LaReeda) Ravsten, Tip (Lola) Ravsten and Danny (Carol) Ravsten of Tremonton, Utah and Joe (Kathy) Ravsten of Clarkston, Utah. He is also survived by Helen’s brothers and sister: Owen (Jane Ann) Ward, Joan (Gordon) Williams of Malad and Dale (Martha) Ward of Brigham City, Utah. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and great friends that he considered family. He loved the Young Men and Young Women in the 6th Ward.
He was preceded in death by his son, Larry Alan Ravsten, one grandson, Trenton John Walker (Ravsten) and his parents.
Funeral services were held on Friday, May 14, at the Malad Stake Center, 1250 N. 1100 W., in Malad City. Interment was in the Malad City Cemetery with military rites by the American Legion, Ernest W. Jones Post 65. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Primary Children’s Hospital or to Ward and Stake Missionary funds.

Ruth Saye Koga

Funeral service for the late Ruth Saye Koga, 88-year-old, Garland, born resident of Anaheim, who passed away peacefully on May 19, 2010, will be held on Saturday, May 29, 7:30 p.m. at Fukui Mortuary, “Chapel in the Garden”, 707 E. Temple St., L.A., with Rev. Marvin Harada of Orange County Buddhist Church officiating
She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Ann “Annie” (Ron) Sakahara; son, Butch S. (Amy) Koga; grandsons, Garett M. Sakahara and Tristan A. Koga; brother, Taichi Tazoi; sisters, Maye (James) Chikasawa, Mickie (Takeshi) Watanabe, and Faye (Robert) Toma; she is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives here and in Utah and Massachusetts.
The family requests that flowers please be omitted.

5/19/10

Virginia Bowden Goodrich
BEAR RIVER CITY- Our loved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Virginia Bowden Goodrich, 77, returned home to her Heavenly Father and husband on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born on April 7, 1933, in Salt Lake City, a daughter of Clarence Edward Thompson and Rebecca Abel Paxman Bowden.
She married Dennis Jay Goodrich on Sept. 14, 1951, in Salt Lake City. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on June 6, 1952. She was preceded in death by her husband on June 14, 1998.
Virginia was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served as organist, primary teacher, chorister, young women’s president, camp director, choir leader, scout leader and visiting teacher.
She belonged to the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.
Virginia retired from Moon Lake Electric in Roosevelt, Utah. She also worked for the Salt Lake City Police Department, Lapoint Elementary, Department of Workforce Services, Census taker and Utah Rehab.
Virginia and her husband, Dennis spent their years in Tridell, Utah, Weiser, Idaho and their final residency in Bear River City.
She loved doing puzzles, genealogy, wedding flowers, and floral arrangements. Virginia also liked writing poems, road shows, plays and directing them. She liked playing the piano and organ and going camping, hunting, fishing, gardening, and having block parties for her family and neighbors. Her home was always open to strays whether animal or human, where her home was called Goodrich Hotel.
Surviving are her seven children: Teresa (Doug) Page; Ronald (Staci) Goodrich; Steven (Beckie) Goodrich; Tina (Robert) Bullcreek; Sterling Goodrich; Tamara Goodrich; Stanley Goodrich; 34 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and four sisters, Phyllis Averett, Ruth Goodrich, Louise King and Mary Kaumans, five brothers and sisters-in-law, Sherral Goodrich, Cliff and Peggy Perkins, Dean and Jackie Goodrich.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Dennis Jay; one son, Bryce Goodrich, one granddaughter, one brother and sister.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 15, at the Bear River City 1st Ward Chapel, 5870 North 4700 West.
Family greeted friends on Saturday at the church.
Graveside services were in the Tridell Cemetery on Saturday. You may email condolences to the family at www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com.

Gerald Woolsey
Gerald Woolsey returned home on Friday, May 14, 2010, from Promise Hospital in Salt Lake City after a courageous battle with cancer and other health complications. Gerald was born on April 19, 1934, in Salt Lake City to Don W. and Lillian Woolsey.
Gerald ended his studies to join the Navy when he was seventeen and served for the next two years. He says he saw the world. Gerald married LaRee Woolsey in 1954. They had two children, Doug and Vicki, and later divorced. Gerald met LauraLee Anderson and they were married on Nov. 12, 1971. They were sealed in the Salt Lake LDS temple on Nov. 7, 1975. In their 38 years of marriage, they raised four more children, Andrea, Ken, Brad and Traci. Gerald worked in the freight industry at ANR Freight for 35 years and retired in 1990. In 1993, he and his family moved to their home in Garland, that he and his father-in-law and family built on the family farm. Since then, Gerald has enjoyed spending time 4-wheeling, riding horses, fishing, camping, spending time at the family cabin and being with his family. He was an active and productive member of the LDS East Garland ward, serving and accepting many callings. Throughout his 76 years of life, he was an example of hardwork and persistence to his family. He was a loving and encouraging husband, father, grandfather, brother and son. He lived a courageous and fulfilling life and he will be missed dearly, especially his sense of humor and smile.
Surviving Gerald are his wife, LauraLee; his six children and their spouses: Doug (Carol) Woolsey, Vicki (Danny) Grundy, Andrea Bradley, Ken (Stephanie) Woolsey, Brad (Shandis) Woolsey, and Traci (Michael) Archuleta; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; sister Joann Burnham; mother-in-law Elaine Anderson. He was preceded in death by his parents and two siblings: Don Woolsey and Catherine Visser.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., on Saturday, May 22, at the Fielding Stake Center, 4375 W. 15600 N., Fielding. Viewings will be held from 6-8 p.m., on Friday, May 21, at Rudd Funeral Home, 1234 S. Main, Garland and from 9-10:30 a.m., May 22, prior to the service. Condolences at ruddfuneralhome.com.

Dennis Blaine Larkin
TREMONTON – Dennis Blaine Larkin, 75, passed away peacefully at home after a long struggle with diabetes. He was born Feb. 20, 1935, in Bothwell, to Edna Payne and Lorin “Slim” Larkin. He attended school in Thatcher and graduated from Bear River High. He married Lila Stephens from Downey, Idaho on April 16, 1958, in Brigham City. They were married in the Logan LDS Temple on Oct. 24, 1987. Blaine and Lila had two daughters Diane and Wendy. He farmed and milked cows before going to work for Thiokol (ATK) in 1961 where he worked until his retirement in 1996. Blaine was extremely proud to be part of America’s Space program, especially the space shuttle. He cherished his many friends there. After retiring he enjoyed spending his winters in Phoenix, where he loved seeing the orange groves and cotton fields and having family picnics in the White Tank Mountains. He loved the outdoors, farming, cats, and bird watching.
Blaine is survived by his wife Lila, daughters; Diane and Wendy, sisters; Lorna Ihrig of Bountiful, Judy (Wayne) Andersen of Salt Lake City, and Janice (Charles) of Lynn Haven Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Howard.
A viewing was held Saturday, May 15, at Rudd Funeral Home, 1234 S. Main, Garland, with an immediate burial following at the Bothwell Valley View Cemetery.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the IHC Hospice nurses. Condolences can be made at www.ruddfuneralhome.com.

May Spencer Larson Darrington
BRIGHAM CITY – Loving mother, grandmother, and friend, May Spencer Larson Darrington died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday, May 13, 2010, in Brigham City, at age 86.
She was born Sept. 3, 1923, in Tremonton, to James and Jane Pilling Spencer.
For many years, May was a beloved teacher at North Park Elementary School in Tremonton.
May’s fun personality and love for everyone touched many lives. Most important in May’s life were her family and many friends.
She married Arnold W. Larson on Sept. 19, 1940, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Together they had five children: Jim (Julie), Jerry (Jan), Bruce (Karen), Linda (Jim) Carter, Brent (LeVae). Arnold passed away on May 27, 1972. May later married Leslie Darrington on June 11, 1974, adding three daughters to her family: Loila (Dale) Hendrickson, LaWana (Joe) Osborne, LaNae (Tim) Frodsham. Les preceded May in death on March 17, 2009. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Bruce and Brent, one grandson, Dustin Carter.
May is survived by two sisters, Bernice (Ray) Couch and Faunice Chew and 180 children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Monday, May 17, at the Brigham City North Stake Center.
Family greeted friends on Sunday evening at Gillies Funeral Chapel and Monday morning at the Stake Center.
Interment in the Garland City Cemetery.
The family expresses a special thanks to the staff of the Country Lane Assisted Living Center for their exceptional love and care.
You may email condolences to the family at www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com.

E. LeRoy Cox
TREMONTON-Our Loving Husband, Father, Brother and a friend to all passed away early Wednesday morning May 12, 2010, at the Bear River Valley Care Center.
E. LeRoy Cox was born Oct. 11, 1931, in Inglewood, Calif., but soon after moved to Snowville. He was a loving and caring father of two children, Robert LeRoy Cox and Donna RaeDean Cox when he met the love and caring woman he wanted to share his life with. Although Thelma had been married previously and had six children, he loved and cared for them all as if they were really his own. LeRoy and Thelma were married in 1968 and were blessed with twins, Matthew Alan and Melanie Ann Cox which made their family complete.
The family spent many days in the great outdoors camping and fishing in the spring and summer and hunting in the fall. After Thelma retired from the I.R.S. they wanted to move to Tremonton where they enjoyed the more relaxed style of living and the friendliness of everyone. They made wonderful friends and happy memories.
LeRoy is survived by his beloved wife Thelma Naomi, children: Donna Cox Gray (Roger) and Matthew Cox (Amy), step children: Bud Napples (Nancy), Joe Napples, Tom Napples (Tammy), Chuck Napples and Kristine Lindsay. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Robert LeRoy Cox and Daughter Malanie Ann Cox Brewer and step-daughter Brenda Joy Napples.
The family gathered at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home for family prayer followed by graveside services at the Fielding Cemetery Saturday, May 15. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com.

5/12/10

Judd Ravsten

MALAD – Judd Larry Ravsten, 77, of Malad, husband of Helen Ward Ravsten, died Saturday evening May 8, 2010, of injuries sustained in an auto accident. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 14, at noon, in the Malad LDS Stake Chapel, 1100 N. 1250 W. Friends may visit with the Ravsten family on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m., at the Horsley Funeral Home, 132 W. 300 N. and on Friday at the funeral home from 10:30-11:30 a.m., prior to services. Burial will be in the Malad City Cemetery. You may send condolences to the Ravsten family at www.horsleyfuneralhome.com.

Kenneth D. Hansen

GARLAND – Kenneth Dale Hansen, 86, passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2010, at Pioneer Care Center.
Ken was born on Sept. 18, 1923, in Gunnison, Utah a son of James Elmer and Edith Willisen Hansen.
He served in the Navy in World War II and the Army in the Korean War.
Ken married Nydia Reynolds on March 21, 1946, in Manti, Utah.
He is a member of the LDS Church.
Surviving are his wife Nydia, children: Diane Hoffman, Tremonton; Kenneth David (Margaret) Hansen, Lompoc, Calif.; Dael (Neil) Poulsen, Tremonton; Marleen (David) Smith, West Valley City; Lynne (Carl) Stanley, Mountain Home, Idaho; Penie (Dan) Porter, Mesa, Ariz.; 24 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, two brothers and four sisters.
Preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services were held on Monday, May 10, at the Garland 4th Ward Chapel.
Friends may have called on Sunday and on Monday.
Interment in Mayfield Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.

Virgil Tim Gibbons

NIBLEY – Virgil Tim Gibbons, 59, passed away May 2, 2010, at Logan Regional Hospital. Tim was born on April 1, 1951, to Virgil Johnson Gibbons and Velma Beck. He was the youngest of eight children. Tim graduated from Sky View High School in 1969 and continued on to obtain a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering in 1974 with top honors. Tim served with the Smithfield National Guard in the 245th artillery and played with the Smithfield Blue Sox in the early 1970s. He married RaeDell Richins; they had one daughter, Karie Lyn, who was born in Nebraska while he was pursuing a graduate degree in Soil Mechanics at the University of Nebraska.
After returning to Logan, Tim started a civil engineering and land surveying business. He served as City Engineer for numerous cities throughout Northern Utah and as Construction Manager for several local companies. Over the past 16 years, Tim’s proprietorships have led to the development of nearly 400 building lots throughout Cache Valley and the investment in properties throughout the Western United States. Tim took pride in his work. He loved to make business deals and enjoyed the business relationships that were developed over the years.
Tim treasured all of his family. He had two sons with Robynn Bay, Dustin Timothy and Chase Wade. His wife and companion, Cindy Kay Forsgren, spent 20 wonderful years together. She had two sons, Brandon and Shawn Udy, who Tim helped raise. Later, he and Cindy had a daughter, Taylor Joe.
Tim was an avid New York Yankee and Utah Jazz fan and supported the Jazz as a season ticket holder for over 20 years. He loved to play golf, cheer on his race horses, and challenge others to a game of pool or cards and often liked a good wager. Traveling was one of his favorite past times, especially to the tropics, going deep sea fishing, or to watch the Yankees play ball. Tim has made many contributions to the community and often did, as a silent tribute. He believed that he never truly became successful until he learned to give back to the community.
Tim is survived by his wife, Cindy Kay Gibbons, daughters, Karie and Taylor; sons, Dusty and Chase; stepsons, Brandon (Hillary) and Shawn (Rumdoul); grandchildren, Annaiya, Tanner, and Somnaang; and siblings, Eva (Blaine) Harris, Don Criswell, Cheryl Conley, and Darwin (Jean) McPhie. Tim was preceded in death by his father, mother, and three brothers, Jim, Burt, and Lamar.
Funeral services were held on Friday, May 7, at Allen-Hall Mortuary in Logan. A viewing was held on Thursday, May 6 and prior to services on Friday. Condolences and thoughts may be expressed to the family online at www.allenmortuaries.net.

5/5/10

Colleen Holman Hunsaker

HONEYVILLE – Colleen Holman Hunsaker, 84, passed away Saturday, May 1, 2010, at the Pioneer Care Center in Brigham City. She was born Nov. 17, 1925, in Bear River City, to Robert Ross and Mary Brown Holman. She was the youngest of 13 children. Colleen was reared and educated in Bear River City and graduated from Bear River High School. She married Wallace Dean Hunsaker July 3, 1946. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple. She has resided in Honeyville all her married life.
Colleen worked as a Store Clerk at MH Kings but her most important work was that as a house wife and home-maker. Colleen enjoyed cross stitch, crocheting, baking yummy fudge and fruit cake, gardening, camping and visiting with family. She was a member of the Honeyville 2nd LDS Ward and served as a Primary Teacher and Young Women Advisor.
Surviving are her two children: Alice Hunsaker and Brian (Colleen) Hunsaker; three grandchildren: Tiffany (Cary) DeJarnatt, Lacey (Jeff) Larsen and Cameron (Amy) Hunsaker; six great-grandchildren: Braedon, Kennedy, Chris, Tina, Janae and Drayke; Sister Wanda Smith and a host of In-laws that she deeply loved. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aug. 20, 2009, Parents and 11 Siblings.
Graveside services will be held Friday, May 7, at noon at the Honeyville Cemetery. Family and friends may call prior to the graveside services from 10 – 11:30 a.m., at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home 111 North 100 East, Tremonton.
The family wishes to express appreciation to the Love Health Care Hospice and the Pioneer Care Center for the wonderful care they have provided for Colleen. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com

J. Darwin Gunnell

J. Darwin Gunnell peacefully passed away on April 29, 2010, at the age of 94. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, a well-known Mesa Community and LDS church leader. In fact, his legacy of dedication and generosity to his family, community and Church is unsurpassed.
He was preceded in death by his wife Olive, of 53 years. Darwin is survived by his loving and caring wife Dorothy and her daughter Rita (Vaughn) Abbott Rhodes of Tremonton, Utah. In Mesa, he is survived by his children, Brent (Laura) Gunnell, Lamoine (Susan) Gunnell, Steven (Rhonda) Gunnell, Douglas (Ellen) Gunnell, Kay (Mark) Bradshaw, and Scott (Rachael) Gunnell, 35 grandchildren, 93 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. He leaves two brothers, Karl (Noreen) Gunnell and Grant (Alice) Gunnell and one sister, Ruth (Raymond) Strong.
Darwin was born a twin (just older than Don) the 4th of 9 children to Charles B. and Myrtle Cutler Gunnell in Snowville, Box Elder County, Utah. His boyhood was spent in Howell, Utah where his parents had a dry farm raising Turkey red wheat. He attended grade school through the 8th grade, went on to Bear River High School graduating in 1933. He attended Utah State College in Logan before serving a 2-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Western States Mission with headquarters in Denver, Colorado.
Following his mission he married Olive Christopherson from Garland in the Logan Temple on July 5, 1939. He then entered into partnership with his father in their extensive farming operations for 3 years. In early 1942 he moved his family to Mesa, Arizona, to enter the tire business as a franchise operator with the O.K. Rubber Welders Company, a tire retreading and repair company. With the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941, normal supplies of retreading materials were reduced as was the availability of new tires and his growing business was at the crossroads. He saved his business by recognizing he could repair tires found in salvage yards. This was the first of many opportunities he took advantage of as his business prospered over the next 40 years.
In 1963 he and several others founded the “Big O Tire Company.” Darwin was elected to the five-man national board. They were successful and expansion was rapid. Over the next several years he developed a state-wide wholesale distribution operation and 7 Gunnell’s retail Big O Stores. He guided growth in Arizona as the Area Director for 20 years with leadership and professionalism, which resulted in many successful Big O Tire franchised locations in Arizona. He was honored for his years of service by being named as a member of the Big O Tire Stores “Hall of Fame” during the 1996 annual convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.
He spent countless hours in service to Mesa, including service clubs (the Jaycees, the Lions club and the Rotary Club). He was chairman of the successful United Way campaign in 1965 and a board member for 20 years. He served as President of the Mesa Community Council for 2 years and on the board of the Regional Community Councils. He was elected and served a 5-year term as a trustee on the Mesa District School Board, 1965-70. He served for several years on the executive board of the Theodore Roosevelt Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He was honored with the Silver Beaver award for his many years of service to the Boy Scouts.
He served two terms on the Chamber of Commerce board. He served as President of the board of the Mesa Senior Center, was on the YMCA board as well as the executive board of the Salvation Army. Darwin was called on by many various community agencies to assist in raising money, whether for operations or for capital campaigns to provide them the means to grow with Mesa. Many individuals seeking public office sought his knowledge, experience and help running their campaigns.
His service to Mesa was recognized and rewarded by his peers in 1968 when he was chosen as Mesa’s “Man of the Year.”
He was an active member of the LDS Church serving in many capacities. Among other assignments, he served as a bishop’s counselor, a bishop, as stake sports director, as director of the Arizona Temple Visitor’s Center for 9 years, as well as co-coordinator of weekly concerts at the Center. He completed two church missions, the first in the Western States Mission from 1935-37, his second mission in St. George and Ogden, Utah in 1979-80 with his wife Olive as his companion. He served in the Mesa Arizona Temple 12 years as an officiator and sealer and 6 years in the St. George Utah Temple.
In 1985, Jeffrey Holland, President of Brigham Young University called Darwin and Olive, stating a need to institute a School of Management at the University and asked if they would participate financially and as a lecturer. They agreed and pledged a substantial financial gift and in the following years gave several lectures to the students on the need for sound judgment and fiscal responsibility for business success.
Several months after Olive’s passing, he renewed friendship with Dorothy Calderwood Richards Cordon from St. George. They were married February 12, 1993, in the Mesa Arizona Temple. Following their wedding, they moved to their home in St. George, Utah.
He will be missed by his family, but will be remembered for his years of service to Mesa and his devotion to his Church. He loved and was very loyal to his family, but will also be remembered for his generosity and time given to those in need. Many kindnesses were provided, which were never publicized. He loved a good story and had many of his own to tell, which always seem timely and appropriate for the occasion.
A viewing will be at Bunkers Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, Ariz., from 6-8 p.m. on Friday evening, May 7.
His full and rewarding life will be celebrated with services on Saturday, May 8, at the Mesa North Stake Center, 933 E. Brown Road, with a viewing from 9-9:45 a.m. and funeral service beginning at 10 a.m.
The Gunnell Family wants to thank anyone who has contributed to Darwin’s successful life and those loving caregivers along the way.

4/28/10

Merlin Louis Archibald

TREMONTON – Beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend Merlin Louis Archibald, passed away at his home the morning of April 23, with his sweetheart in her hospital bed alongside his, with his two daughters attending him. Born May 12, 1932, in Plymouth, to John Franklin and Agnes Rudd Archibald. He was the tenth of twelve children. He was educated in Plymouth and went to Bear River High School to the 10th grade and received his G.E.D in the Navy. He joined the Navy in 1950 and served in the Korean Conflict until 1954. He married Joan Whitworth in Malad, Idaho Aug. 1, 1952. Their marriage was solemnized in the Logan Temple in 1963. Together they raised five children. He worked at Freed’s Chrysler in Salt Lake City and moved from Kearns to Tremonton to start at Thiokol where he worked as a machinist for 34 years. Merlin was a High Priest in the Tremonton 9th Ward. He and his wife served two missions, The England Birmingham Family History Mission and Chicago Temple Mission. He enjoyed sports, playing, umpiring, and watching Jazz and BYU. They served as Stake Sports Directors for many years. He was a gentle giant who never spoke ill of anyone.
Surviving are his wife Joan, three sons, Dwight (Cheryl), West Valley, Dale (Connie), Tremonton, John (Rachael), Logan, two daughters, Kathy (Willie) Heyder, Snowville, Sandra Keppler (Ted, deceased) ,Plymouth, 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Viola Fox, Grass Valley, Ca, and Mona Brown, Taylorsville, Utah.
Merlin is preceded in death by five brothers, four sisters, one great grandson, one great granddaughter, and one son-in-law. As a family we would like to thank PrimRose Hospice for their great care.
Funeral services were Monday, April 26, at the Tremonton South Stake. Family and friends may have called Sunday, April 25, at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, and Monday at the church. Interment in the Plymouth Cemetery with Military Honors.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.rogersandtaylor.com.

Wayne Elliott Knighton

1952 – 2010
Wayne Knighton passed away on April 21, 2010, after a long illness. He was born to Delna Bernice Burtenshaw and Parley King Knighton (deceased) on April 20, 1952. He married Laurie Knighton on May 27, 2008, in Garland. He was previously married to Charlene Frank Knighton on April 26, 1974, and Julie Poulsen on Sept. 21, 2001. He attended Sky View High School in Smithfield, Utah, where he graduated in 1970. He received an Associates Degree in Business from Salt Lake Community College and studied music at Utah State University and Weber State where he played the saxophone in both bands.
Wayne spent eight years in the Air Force. He spent many years as a painter. He was very talented and meticulous. He worked for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and assisted in restoring the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. He worked for many years painting for the Physical Plant at Utah State University. He worked for Wal-Mart Distribution Center as a transportation scheduler.
He served a full-time mission in Argentina. He had a deep love for music and had a beautiful voice and sang with several choirs. Wayne also played several instruments. He enjoyed woodworking and the American Indian arts. He took classes to learn how to make American Indian flutes. He and his stepson Tim Lee, who was a great friend, spent many hours during his last months of life making these flutes to give as gifts to those he loved.
Wayne was a gentle soul and was never heard saying an unkind word about anyone. He was generous and went out of his way to give to others even when his health was failing.
Survived by children: Jennifer Peterson (Chris) and children Lauren and Drew; Troy Knighton (Melissa) and children Abigail and Eleanor; Sean Knighton (Holly) and children Jacob and Anna; Cole Knighton (Jill) and child Hunter. Also survived by brothers and sisters: Raymond Knighton (Kathy); Gary Knighton (Karen); Don Knighton (Paula); Joyce Casella; Lynda Clark (Jay); Ruth Kramer (Dale); Sharon Hardman (Darren); Donna Knighton.
There was a viewing Sunday, April 25, at the Jordan Parkway Ward, West Valley City. There was also a viewing Monday, April 26 followed by the funeral. The burial following at the Bountiful City Cemetery.
Special thanks for the wonderful loving care from Rocky Mountain Hospice and the Cancer Center at Intermountain Medical Center. In the past few months Wayne had been bringing candy for patients at the cancer center after chemotherapy. In lieu of flowers, you could make a candy donation to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Florence Sommers “Grandma Bit”

RIVERSIDE – Florence Priscilla Adams Udy Sommers, 90, passed away Monday, April 19, 2010, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Thatcher Oct. 8, 1919, to Dennis Earl and Rosa Andrea Christiansen Adams. Florence attended schools in Bear River Valley. She married Dale Buxton Udy Feb. 6, 1940, and was later sealed in the Logan Temple. Dale passed away Dec. 24, 1965. Florence later married Rudy Sommers.
She loved working with people at the Crossroads Café, H.V. Peck Store in West Fielding and as an Avon Representative. She also worked on the family Dairy Farm. She loved doing handwork, cooking, and decorating wedding cakes. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served as Primary President, and Primary Chorister. She was a member of the Riverside Birthday Club.
Florence is survived by her Sons; LaMont (Gayle) Udy, Gary (Debbie) Udy, sister; Juanita Howell, brothers; Dean Adams, Grant Adams, eight grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by husbands Dale Udy, and Rudy Sommers; daughters Kathy Udy, and Faye Udy Robbins; parents and five siblings.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 22, at the Belmont LDS Chapel, Riverside. The family is honoring Florence’s wishes by not having a public viewing. Interment at Riverside Cemetery. A Special thanks to Asena her special friend, the caregivers at Intermountain and Alpine Hospice. Condolences can be made at www.ruddfuneralhome.com.

Shirley Watland Matney

Devoted wife, loving mother, beloved grandmother, and gifted pianist, Shirley Watland Matney passed away peacefully due to natural causes Wednesday, April 21, 2010, in Maple Plain, Minnesota at the age of 87. Shirley was born June 27, 1922, in Tremonton, to Ruth and Gifford Watland. She graduated from Bear River High School in 1940 serving as a class officer and drill team leader and attended Utah State University in Logan. She worked at Bushnell Army Hospital in Brigham City, where she fell in love with a patient, Thomas Wright Matney. They were married in Vancouver, Wash. on Feb. 14, 1944, and moved to Logan, to continue their educations. They settled in Tremonton to establish an accounting business and raise their four children, Marianne, Susanne, Tommy and Julie. In 1966, they moved to Soda Springs, Idaho, and upon retirement in 1981, moved to St. George, where they enjoyed many happy years. Shirley’s husband, Tom, died in 1988. She also lived in Lewiston, Idaho and Sheridan, Wyo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her son, Thomas Gifford Matney, her parents and her granddaughter, Holly Sue Linford. Shirley leaves behind daughters, Marianne Valenta (Frank), Lake Jackson, Texas; Susanne Shuler (Alan), Plymouth, Minnesota; Julie Weitz (Mark), Sheridan, Wyoming; daughter-in-law, Carol Bingham Matney, Eugene, Oregon; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Michael and Catherine Linford (Matthew and Joseph); Richard and Gaye Linford (Amanda, Jacob and Sophie); Sherianne Shuler and Nathan Morgan (Lucy); Angel and Russ Burnside (Gavin); David and Susan Shuler; Thomas Matney; Aaron Matney; Andrew Weitz and Katie Weitz.
Shirley was active in the Eastern Star and Tremonton Community Methodist Church. She also was an accomplished pianist who, in addition to playing at family weddings and other occasions, also accompanied singers, instrumentalists and choirs including the Bear River High School choir in the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City. Shirley enjoyed playing golf and bridge, traveling and watching baseball, especially the Chicago Cubs. She proudly supported Barack Obama.
Shirley’s legacy continues through her lovely handiwork, outstanding cooking and musical talent. The family thanks the caring staff at Haven Homes in Maple Plain for providing comfort to Shirley in her final years.
Services are planned for June 26, 2010 in Tremonton, with details to follow.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com.

4/21/10

Florence Adams Udy Sommers

Florence Adams Udy Sommers of Riverside died at her home Monday, April 19, 2010. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 22, at 11a.m., at the Belmont LDS Chapel, 16925 N. 5200 W., Riverside. Florence’s family is honoring her wishes not to have a viewing. Interment will be held at the Riverside Cemetery. Condolences can be made at www.ruddfuneralhome.com.

Ruth Fackrell Stokes

Ruth Fackrell Stokes, age 85, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2010, in Brigham City, with her family by her side. She was born Feb. 17, 1925, in Tremonton, to Israel Hoyt and Mary Elma Nessen Fackrell, the third of nine children raised on a farm in Howell. After graduation from Bear River High School in 1943, she moved to Salt Lake City and worked at Hill Field repairing bomb racks and releases for World War II aircraft.
On June 5, 1944, she married Chester William Stokes in the Logan Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After seven years on the family farm in Boothe Valley, Promontory, Utah, they purchased a dairy farm in Bedford, Star Valley, Wyoming, and operated it together while raising their family. After Chester’s death in 1985, Ruth continued helping on the farm until 1994, when she moved to Box Elder and Cache Counties in Utah to be nearer her children.
Ruth served in many callings in the LDS Church, including nearly 30 years as meetinghouse librarian. Despite trials of health, she enjoyed doing genealogy and compiling family history, making quilts and afghans for her children and grandchildren, driving farm equipment, sewing and tailoring, carpentry and cabinetmaking, reading, fabric and oil painting, and writing stories and poetry and cowboy poetry.
Ruth is survived by five children: Lew (Vickie) Stokes, Utah; Jim (Ann) Stokes, Utah; Reed (Colleen) Stokes, Idaho; Linda (Clair) Anderson, Utah; and Scott (Schanda) Stokes, Montana; 29 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are four brothers: Dale (Fern), Arv (Luana), Dave (Dalene), and Dean (Pam) Fackrell, all of Utah; three sisters: Marva (DeVere – who is also Chester’s brother) Stokes, Utah, Gwen (Mariner) Munk, Utah, and Myrna Bunnell, Florida; and two sisters-in-law: Rosalie Wells and Vleria Torbenson, both of Utah. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Stokes; two children, Carl Stokes and Ileen Stokes; and one sister, Dona Grover.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 10, at 11 a.m., at the Brigham City Utah North Stake Center, 620 North 300 East, Brigham City. Visitation for friends and family will precede the funeral from 9:30-10:30 a.m. A graveside service will be held that afternoon at 4 p.m., at the Bedford Cemetery, Bedford, Wyo.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the caregivers of Pioneer Care Center and Love Hospice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Schwab Mortuary, Afton, Wyo.

John Leo Farnsworth

BRIGHAM CITY – John Leo Farnsworth (commonly known as Leo), 71, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2010. He was born March 16, 1939, in Glendale, Calif. to Theron L. and Angelina Jane Deshamps Farnsworth. He lived most of his life in Bear River City and Brigham City. He served in the Korean War. Leo worked for Thiokol and enjoyed horse racing and camping.
Surviving are his daughter, Megan (Curtis) Armstrong and step-son, Zac (Joy) Yates.
Leo was preceded in death by his parents and two sons: Matt Lee and Jared Lee Farnsworth.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 5, at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Chapel, with Bishop Jeff Jones officiating. Family and friends may have called at the funeral home prior to the funeral. Interment will be at the Bear River City Cemetery.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com

Nyman L. Holmgren

BEAR RIVER CITY – A kind and gentle man, Nyman L. Holmgren, quietly left this life on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, due to complications of Kennedy Disease.
He was born March 23, 1940, in Tremonton, to Le Roy and Gladys Nyman Holmgren. His father was killed in a truck-train accident when Nyman was 5 years old. His mother later married Le Roy Thorson who, by example, instilled in Nyman a quiet strength and respectful kindness, especially for women and children. Nyman graduated from Bear River High School. He then worked with his brothers on the family farm. He loved the dry farm in Hansel Valley. He also worked for the U&I Sugar Factory during the winter. Later he worked for UDOT in the Bothwell maintenance shed. On Sept. 24, 1960, he married Melanie Canfield and they were blessed with four terrific children, Dodie, Jared, Heidi, and Tiffanie. He lived in Bear River City all of his life. Nyman served on the Bear River City Town council, Acme Water Company Board, Hansel Valley Watershed, and received awards from UDOT. Because of physical limitations, he became a “close to home Grandpa.” There was a special bond formed with his children and grandchildren. We all learned patience, acceptance for what we can’t change, and gratitude for each other. He will truly be missed.
He is survived by his wife, Melanie, his daughters; Dodie (Trent) Kamman, Heidi Holmgren, Tiffanie (Trevor) Lindley, and his son; Jared (Sue) Holmgren, 10 grandchildren, and two sisters; Beth Ballard, Carol Penovich.
He is preceded in death by his parents, step father, two brothers; Le Roy Del Holmgren, John P. Holmgren, and sister; Rosemary Holmgren.
Services were held on Saturday, April 3, at the Bear River LDS. Visitation with the family was held Friday, April 2, at Rudd Funeral Home and Saturday at the church. Interment was at the Bear River Cemetery.
Please send flowers to someone you love, donate to your local food pantry, or charity of your choice.
Condolences can be made at www.ruddfuneralhome.co

Elsie Margaret Godfrey Welling

Fielding – Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Elsie M. Godfrey Welling, 90, passed from this life March 28, 2010, at her home surrounded by her family. Elsie was born Aug. 1, 1919, in Clarkston, Utah to John Morris and Priscilla Buttars Godfrey. She was the youngest of eight children, with four brothers and three sisters. She attended North Cache High School graduating in 1937. A year later she married her sweetheart and eternal companion, Wendell Holmes Welling in the Logan LDS Temple Sept. 16, 1938. She moved to his hometown of Fielding, where they had three daughters: Virginia (Gil) Walker; Connie (Gordon) Watts, and Glori (Ted) Alsop. Wendell operated a grain business for most of their lives together. He later started Belmont Hot Springs where Elsie originally helped with the bookkeeping. Wendell passed away suddenly March 8, 1978.
Elsie loved to attend the Logan LDS temple and went on a weekly basis for years with lady friends. She enjoyed many church callings including Stake Cultural Refinement leader, and Name Extraction genealogy work, which she did for 12 years. She loved to make all kinds of candy and dipped chocolates, which her family and friends enjoyed especially at Christmas time. She bottled several kinds of fruit and was appreciated in the fall for making her famous peach ice cream and for spending days putting up freezer corn for the family. She was well-known in town for walking three miles a day for nearly twenty of her later years with her friend, Rhoda Welling.
She is survived by one brother, Verl Godfrey, her daughters, 12 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers: J. Morris Jr., Nathan, and Larue and three sisters: Sarah Clark, Cora Godfrey, Elva Ravsten, son-in-law, Scott C. Holmgren, and two great-grandchildren, Bradley and Andrew Baxter.
The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to Alpine Hospice for their service to our mother during the past week. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rogers and Taylor Mortuary. Visitation for friends and family will be held Wednesday, March 31, in the evening from 6-8 p.m., at the mortuary, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton, and Thursday, April 1, at the Fielding LDS Stake Center, 4375 West 15600 North, Fielding, between 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Funeral services will begin at noon. Interment is at the Fielding cemetery.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com.

Nell B. Puzey

TREMONTON – Anna Nell Bezzant Puzey, 96, died at her home Saturday, March 27, 2010.
Nell was born Jan. 22, 1914, in Bingham Canyon, Utah, to Joseph Matthew Bezzant and Elva Fenton Bezzant. She was the youngest of four daughters, and thrived in a happy household in Magna, Utah, where she and her sisters grew up.
The Bezzant home was full of adventure, music and love. Nell attended school in Magna, graduating from Cypress High School when she was 16. She continued her education at the University of Utah, completing requirements for teacher certification when she was 18. She taught elementary school until her high school beau Garland “Sock” Puzey finished his schooling at the U of U, and they were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple Dec. 22, 1933.
Nell and Sock lived first in Kamas, Utah, where he was working, and moved next to the Cottonwood area of Salt Lake where their first son, Bob, was born. The family moved to Cedar City for another job opportunity, and then to Tremonton where sons Bill and Paul were born. That move proved to be enduring, as Nell and Sock both lived out their years in Tremonton.
Nell was an active participant in church and community affairs. Over the years, she worked in the MIA program, in primary where she served for years as chorister, and in Relief Society. She enjoyed her association with her friends in the Tremonton Civic League where she was a charter member. Book clubs also held a special attraction for her, and she was well-known as the writer of innumerable poetic tributes, honoring and poking fun at many Tremonton associates. Nell was also involved for several years in the annual presentation of the Box Elder County Fair.
After her sons were raised, Nell began a career in teaching piano, and became a popular instructor of many aspiring pianists over the years. It seemed that she had a knack for persuading even the most obstinate students to stick with practicing until they became at least able to perform at the cookie-and-punch recitals that were staged for doting parents and grandparents in her living room.
As Sock became less able to care for himself, Nell paid daily visits to keep him company during his stay in the nursing home, where she performed her seemingly endless repertoire of catchy songs that she had collected through her life. Even after Sock’s death, Nell continued to entertain at the nursing home as long as she was able.
Nell is survived by her sons: Robert and wife, Carol of North Ogden, William and wife, June of Reno, Nev., and Paul and wife, Julie of Roy; nine grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Garland, her parents, and three sisters: Mary, Elva and Kate.
We must thank Nell’s caregivers, Losaline and Maliu Vave for the devoted and loving care they have given her during these last few years.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 6, at 11 a.m., at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 N. 100 E., Tremonton, with Bishop Wayne C. Larsen presiding. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday, April 5, from 6-8 p.m., and Tuesday from 9-10:30 a.m.
Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove, Utah, cemetery.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com.

Reed C. Adams

TREMONTON – Reed C. Adams passed away Friday, March 26, 2010. He had successfully battled cancer three different times, but succumbed after a courageous, but short, battle with lung cancer. Reed was born Oct. 3, 1933, in Thatcher. He was the eighth of nine children born to Dennis Earl Adams and Rosa Christiansen. He married his high school sweetheart, Verlyn Summers, on Oct. 1, 1953, in the Logan LDS Temple. They were married for fifty-six years and together raised three sons, a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter.
Reed was a High Priest in the LDS church and was currently serving in the Sunday School Presidency at the Bear River Tremonton Care Center. He loved all sports and his motto was always play to win or don’t play! Cackle will be remembered for his love of fast pitch softball in which he was a tremendous pitcher for many years, his love of golf, and his sense of humor. He cherished his many friends he made playing the sports he loved. He was also an avid outdoorsman. Reed and his sons spent many hours hunting, fishing and fly tying together. Reed loved all his sons. Zachary, who came as a surprise in Reed’s later years, blessed his life with companionship, joy and comfort. Zach and his mother were at Reed’s side when he passed.
Reed was a veteran of the Korean War. He loved the open road as a truck driver, and retired after working thirty-two years from Thiokol Chemical Corporation. During his retirement he found great joy at Murdock Chevrolet transporting automobiles and building great friendships with the men he worked with. He also loved cheering for the Bear River and Box Elder Girls softball teams.
His legacy will be carried on by his wife Verlyn, his sons; Dennis Reed Adams, Rickie George (Cindy) Adams, Zachary Lynn (Chelsie) Adams, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers; Dean and Grant, and sisters; Florence and Juanita. He was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings.
At Reed’s request there will be no public viewing. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, March 30, at the Tremonton Utah Stake Center, 660 N. 300 E., Tremonton. Interment was held at Valley View (Bothwell) Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Reed has asked that you do something fun with your family! Condolences can be made at www.ruddfuneralhome.com.

William Boyd Mason

Soda Springs, Idaho – William Boyd Mason, 84, died Wednesday March 24, at the Caribou Memorial Hospital in Soda Springs of heart failure. Boyd was born Sept. 8, 1925 in Garland, the son of William Bradbury and Lillian Rosetta Harris Mason. He was reared and educated in Tremonton graduating, from Bear River High School and attended Utah State College in Logan.
Boyd served in the US Navy during WWII. Boyd married June Rohde June 24, 1955, in Tremonton, and lived in Soda Springs, Idaho, for the past 60 years.
Boyd was a business man selling paint, war surplus and automobiles. In 1950 he and Hal Rhead bought the tractor dealership in Soda Springs. Boyd and June purchased the Brigham Young Lodge in Soda. He loved selling anything and everything. After purchasing the Brigham Young Lodge in 1972, Boyd and Hal went into real estate.
As an active civic member, Boyd served in the Lions Club, Kiwanis Club and the LDS Church. He loved participating in community plays.
Surviving are his wife, June of Soda Springs, and four daughters: Bobbie Ann (Brad) Egbert, San Ramon, Calif.; Marchell (Jay) Baker, West Lafayette, Ind.; Wendy (Kevin) Johnson, Highland, Utah, and Camille Lillian Mason, Irwin, Texas. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren and six great- grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Earl, Shirt, Paul, Jack, Max and Ross and one great-grandson, Thomas Hansen.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 29, at the Soda Springs 3rd Ward, 290 South 3rd West, Soda Springs, Idaho with Bishop Jerry Taylor officiating. A viewing was held Sunday, March 28, at Simms Funeral Home, 139 East 2nd South, Soda Springs, Idaho and Monday at the church. Interment was in the Tremonton Riverview Cemetery, 1200 South 100 East, Tremonton, with military honors. Services under direction of Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, Tremonton.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com.

Tetsu (Tetsuji) Okada

TREMONTON – Tetsu (Tetsuji) Okada, 83, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2010, at his home. He was born April 25, 1926, in Deweyville, to Minori Okada and Momoyo Kobayashi. He graduated from Bear River High School and received an Associate’s Degree from Weber State College. He married Mary (Chizuko) Hara Nov. 28, 1958, in the Honeyville Buddhist Temple. He served in the Army during WWII.
Tetsu served as President of the Box Elder Grower’s Association. He was one of the founders and officers of Specialized Rail Service Inc. He enjoyed playing on the Japanese Baseball League, bowling, poker, trips to Wendover and was an avid Jazz fan. He held many positions in the Honeyville Buddhist Church.
Surviving are his wife, children: Tami Fernandes, Jann (Ted) Stangler, Edie (Charlie) Burt and Herb (Taryn) Okada; 11 grandchildren, two brothers: Beb (Ila) and Kenge (Marye) and one sister-in-law, Joanne Okada.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Junior and Kuneo and sister, Miyuki.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, March 30, at the Honeyville Buddhist Temple, 3945 West 6900 North, Honeyville. Family and friends may have called Monday, March 29, at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton.
Interment was at the Tremonton Riverview Cemetery with military honors.
A special thanks to our uncles, aunts, Tomo and June Nagao for all your support.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com.

Don V. Bourne

EAST GARLAND – Don V. Bourne, 91, passed away Friday, March 19, 2010. He was born June 10, 1918, in Fielding, to George Vernon and Florence Hess Bourne. He married Verneta Adams April 20, 1939, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She passed away in 1955. They were blessed with eight children. He later married Patricia Adams July 19, 1956, in the Logan LDS Temple. They were blessed with six children.
Don worked at Hill Field for 37 years. He was a member of the LDS church and enjoyed many callings such as Home teacher, Stake Sunday School Secretary, Stake Missionary, and Young Men’s Leader. He enjoyed woodworking, farming, gardening, camping, hunting pheasants, and telling stories. Don had a love for animals especially his dogs Striker, Tippy and Sheba.
He is survived by his wife Patricia and children; Larry (Margaret) Bourne, Sherry (Kenny) Sorensen, Jill (Larry) Reda, Steven Bourne, Jane Benson, Neil (Sheila) Bourne, Charlie Bourne, Linda Bourne, Flossie (Brent) Madson, Kirk (Ruth) Bourne, Tricia (Clayton) Grover, Tonia Bourne, Terri Bourne, and Samantha (Mike) Osterud, Sister; Camille Robinson and Brother; Lamar (Ann) Bourne, 35 grandchildren, and 47 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Verneta; four sisters; one brother; infant son; and two grandsons.
A viewing was held Monday, March 22, at the LDS Fielding Stake Center, 4375 W. 15600 N. Fielding. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 23, at the Fielding Stake Center with a viewing prior at the church. Interment East Garland Cemetery.
Condolences can be made at www.ruddfuneralhome.com.

Sandra “Sandy” Petersen Haramoto

ELWOOD – Sandra Petersen Haramoto, 68, passed away at McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, March 19, 2010. She was born in Brigham City, Oct. 12, 1941, to Ivan C. and Edith Aurelia Nicholas Petersen.
Sandy attended Box Elder High School and resided in Brigham City, Willard and Elwood. She married LeRoy T. Haramoto Dec. 1, 1962, in Elko, Nev. Together they raised two children.
Sandy operated Sandy’s Garden and Produce for over 40 years. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, shopping, trips to Wendover and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Tremonton 9th Ward.
Sandy is survived by her husband of 47 years LeRoy, Elwood; children: Teresa (Todd) Lundahl, Millville, and Troy (Barbra) Haramoto, Tremonton; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brothers: DeVaughn (Colleen), Richard (Dorthy) and Jimmy (Jan) Petersen and sister: Francis Hunsaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Ann Marie Detamore.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 24, 11 a.m., at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton with Bishop C. Blake Christensen officiating. Family and friends may call 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, and Wednesday from 9:30 – 10:40 a.m. at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home. Interment will be at the Tremonton Riverview Cemetery.
The family expresses appreciation to the Care Givers at McKay Dee Hospital and the Heritage Park Care Center.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com.

William Harris Fallis

William Harris Fallis, 65, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2010. He was born on May 6, 1944, in Boise, Idaho. He married Rosemarie Brosemer on June 2, 1964. William was preceded in death by his parents, Delore and Aletha Fallis; his brother, Roger, and his daughter, Lisa Lee. He is survived by his wife, Rosemarie, his four daughters: Marty, Rosi, Jennifer, and Amy; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
He was a loving husband and father and we will all miss him. We will wait for the day when we’re all together again.
Cremation under direction of Myers Mortuary in Brigham City.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.

Frank Neil Jenson

BEAR RIVER CITY – Frank Neil Jenson, 80, died Saturday, March 13, 2010, at home surrounded by loving family after a 12 year battle with leukemia. He was born Aug. 2, 1929, in Tremonton, the son of Orestus (Osey) and Amanda Johnsen Jenson.
He grew up on the family farm learning the value of hard work. He attended Bear River Elementary School and graduated from Box Elder High School, where he met his wife to be.
Frank married Ila Tolman April 22, 1949, in the Logan Temple. They became the parents of eight children.
He purchased his parents’ farm at age 15, and, after marrying, worked other jobs, as the farm was not large enough to support a growing family. He worked in the cafeteria at Thiokol many years; owned and operated Bill’s Drive Inn in Brigham City, custodian at the Bear River Elementary School, etc. He and his family loved to sing and put on musical programs throughout the area.
Frank was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many positions: Bishop’s Counselor, High Councilor, Teacher, Scout Master, Elder’s Quorum President and High Priest Group Leader. The most enjoyable was serving in the Ogden Temple with his wife for 8 1/2 years and was saddened to leave on account of his health.
Frank is survived by his wife, Ila, and four children: Ronald (Rosemary) Jenson, Susan (George) Potter, Kami J. Sage and Tyler Jenson; 17 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one sister, Donna Wight and a sister-in-law, Betty Jenson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings: Floyd, Merle, Max, Gayle and Vear and four children: Neil, Randy, Rebecca and Bryan.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, March 18, in the Bear River LDS Chapel, 5870 North 4700 West, Bear River City where a viewing will be held, Wednesday, March 17, from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday from 9-10:40 a.m. Interment will be in the Bear River City Cemetery.
Special thanks to Keri Sue, Marissa, Bryan, Keisa and all who helped care for him.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com

Louise Norene Barnes Sherman

TREMONTON – Louise Norene Barnes Sherman, 87, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2010. She was born Feb. 25, 1923, in Riverdale, Utah, to Lester Lorenzo and Verna Eldora Gibby Barnes. She married Herbert Sherman, Jr. Nov. 19, 1940, in Logan. He died Feb. 22, 1986.
Louise worked as a seamstress. She loved her family and enjoyed crocheting and doll sewing. She was a member of the Tremonton LDS 3rd Ward.
Surviving are her three sons: James L. (Yoneko) Sherman, Jack D. Sherman and Steven H. (Stephanie) Sherman; nine grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother, Ralph and sister, Norma.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 9, at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton. Family and friends may have called Monday, March 8, and Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment was at the Tremonton Riverview Cemetery.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com.

LaVere Wendell Bindrup

Tremonton, UT/Las Vegas, NV – Col. (ret) LaVere (Bin) Wendell Bindrup died March 6, 2010, after a two year battle with cancer.
He was born August 22, 1931, in Salt Lake City, Ut. to Leland Samuel and Lela Nye Bindrup. He grew up in Logan where he graduated from Logan High School and Utah State University.
Upon graduation from USU, he received his ROTC Commission as 2nd Lt. in the US Army. He married Patricia Barber September 8, 1952, in the Logan LDS Temple.
Bin entered the Army February of 1954 at Aberdeen Proving Ground in MD. He and his family were stationed at many Army installations throughout the U. S. He attended Army Flight School at Gary AFB, Tx., Helicopter School at Ft. Rucker, AL, Officers Basic Course at Ft. Knox, Ky. and Command and General Staff College (where Colin Powell was his classmate) at Ft. Leavenworth, Ks. He spent three years in Germany, had a tour of duty in Korea and two in Viet Nam. He received many decorations, among which were the Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with 17 clusters and Republic of Viet Nam Campaign Medal.
He enjoyed photography and gardening and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he was an elder in the Tremonton 4th Ward.
He is survived by his wife, Patt and two children, Sydna (Mike) Harris, Elwood and Kirk, Denver, CO, six grandchildren, Craig (Beckie) Harris, Thatcher, Andrea (Clark) Jessop, Plano, Tx., Ricky (Kim) Harris, Tremonton, Joel (Syna) Harris, Logan, Treesha and Daniel, and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters: Inez Bindrup, Donna Loy Gossner, Judy (Alan) Hofmeister and one brother, Jay Bindrup.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Beverlee.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 12, 2010, at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton with Bishop Jeff Reese officiating. Family and friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 2010, and Friday from 9:30-10:40 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Elwood Cemetery with military honors.
The family wishes to thank Primrose Hospice for all their assistance and for all their love and caring. Special thanks to Nikole, Christina, Brittany, Mikele and Russell. Also thank you Dr. Rod Merrell and Tremonton 4th Ward Relief Society.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com

Lily Ann Palmer Rucker Hansen

Lily Ann Palmer Rucker Hansen, devoted wife and mother, passed away unexpectedly early Monday, Mar. 8, 2010. Born 9 Dec. 1928, to goodly parents, James Townsend and Ethel Hatch Palmer. Ann married Richard W. Rucker in 1949, together they had six children. They were divorced in 1968. She married Vern Hansen on July 12, 1986. Ann was a cheerful hard worker all her life. She grew up on a farm milking cows, thinning beets and doing all sorts of farm work. At just four years old, she remembers hauling buckets of dusty lath with her brother, as her folks fixed up the house they moved to in Tremonton. Ann loved to garden with her eternal sweetheart and husband, Vern, take long drives with Vern, and golf with Vern (she twice got a hole in one). She was proficient in her homemaking skills which she learned as a youth in 4-H. She also taught 4-H for years and years.
She was called to serve in the Florida, Fort Lauderdale Mission in 1985, setting a wonderful example for her grandchildren. Ann and Vern have done extensive temple service, doing temple work two days a week for 24 years.
She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Vern J. Hansen, her sixchildren: R.J. (Nancy) Rucker of Beaver Dam; Mary Ann Richardson of Albion, Id.; Margie (Dennis) McCoy of Hermiston, Or.; Bonnie (Jim) Hutchison of Blackfoot, Id.; Don Rucker of Rupert, Id.; Olive Polete of Ogden; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday March 11, 2010, at the Fairview 1st Ward, 166 N. Tremont, Tremonton, at 12 noon. Viewing to be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the church. Condolences may be sent at ruddfuneralhome.com

Ronald Flint Scoffield

BEAR RIVER CITY – Roland Flint Scoffield, 91, passed away at his home Monday, March 1, 2010. He was born Nov. 3, 1918, in Layton, to George and Corilla Flint Scoffield. He graduated from Bear River High School. He served in the US Navy during WW II. Roland married Georgia Larson Jan. 11, 1947, in Reno, Nev.
He owned and operated the Bear River City Garage and Gas Station for many years. He worked as a Metrology Technician at Thiokol, retiring in 1984. He enjoyed gardening, friends, fishing, and wintered in Overton, Nev. He was a member of the Bear River City 3rd LDS Ward.
Roland is survived by his wife; children: Gary (Donna) Scoffield, Lyle Scoffield, GeorgiaLee (Scott) Steffenhagen, Rex Scoffield and Jon (Wendy) Scoffield; 13 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; sisters, Lucille Robbins, Bernice Beck and Ada Dewey and one brother, Don Scoffield.
He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter: Brenda Clark, brothers: Merrial, Spencer, Chester, Seymer, Max and Dick, and one sister, Bessie Calderwood.
Funeral services will be held at noon, Friday, March 5, at the Bear River LDS Church, 5870 North 4700 West, Bear River City with Bishop Steven Stewart officiating.
Family and friends may call 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton and 10:30-11:40 a.m. Friday at the church.
Interment will be at Bear River City Cemetery where military honors will be accorded.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com

June N. Iverson

ELWOOD – Our loving mother Helen June Nichols Iverson, 86, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, surrounded by her family at her home.
Mom was born on May 26, 1923, in
Brigham City; she was the seventh of eight children born to George Washington Nichols Jr. and Minnie Jeanette Yearsley.
She attended school in Brigham City graduating from Box Elder High School and LDS Seminary in 1941. She was always very honored and proud to have been a Brigham City Peach Queen. She worked at the Hollywood Candy Company and then in the fall attended LDS Business College in Salt Lake City. Mother also worked for Brigham City and Box Elder County as the Deputy Treasure. Mom started work at Thiokol Chemical Corporation in April 1958, retiring August of 1988. Mother enjoyed her associations with her many coworkers.
Mom married Norman Kay Iverson on Nov. 20, 1942, in Salt Lake City. They made their home in Elwood on the family farm where they raised their family having four boys and one girl. Mom worked along side Dad supporting their family her entire life. She was extremely dedicated and very proud of her family attending as many events and activities as possible.
She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints being sealed to her husband for Time and all eternity in the Ogden Temple on Nov. 20, 2003.
Mom enjoyed gardening growing the best tomatoes, peas, and cucumbers. She enjoyed harvest time, being with her family and preparing daily meals for the crews since 1942. We all loved grandma Junie’s sandwiches “They were the best”.
Mom is survived by her “Million Dollar Kids” and their spouses – Norman D “Joe” and Barbara Iverson of Mexico; Allen Randy and Lanell Iverson of Elwood; Greg and Marcia Iverson of Elwood; Roger Iverson of Show Low, Ariz.; and Karen and Scott Goodliffe of Elwood. 18 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, 16 step-great-grandchildren and a very special sister Eloise Baron of Brigham City.
Mom was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers, four sisters, her parents and one step-granddaughter.
The family would like to thank the tender and loving care of Alpine Hospice.
In lieu of flowers Mom would rather see donations go to your favorite charity.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the Bear River 2nd Ward LDS Church, 5870 North 4700 West.
Friends may have called Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, and on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the church.
Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.
Send condolences to the family at www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com

Dale C. McCombs

EAST GARLAND/ RUPERT, IDAHO – Dale C. McCombs, 86, passed away peacefully in his home Monday, March 1, 2010. He was born in Benson, Utah, June 10, 1923, to Andrew W. and Abigail Doane McCombs, the youngest of three sons.
Dale graduated from Heyburn Idaho High School in 1941 and married Nola Florence Garner Nov. 11, 1942, in the Logan LDS Temple. Dale served in the US Navy during WWII. Together they raised four children. He and his wife served in the Arizona, Holbrook Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Dale was a life-time dairyman where he and his dear companion taught their family the value of hard work and clean fun. He was an avid basketball fan and beloved church basketball coach. At the time of his death, Dale was a High Priest in the East Garland Ward. He served faithfully all his life and had a great love for the youth.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Nola McCombs, Garland; four children: Jerry (Mary Beth) McCombs, Garland; Kaylene (Doug) Mills, King Hill, Idaho; Rhonda (Ralph) Riser, Downey, Idaho, and Alan (Vicky) McCombs, Hyrum, Utah; 27 grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two great-grandchildren.
Friends and family can express condolences and visit with the family at a viewing from 10:15–11:40 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at the Fielding Stake Center, 4375 West 15600 North, Fielding. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at the church. Burial will be in the Garland Cemetery where military honors will be accorded.
The family expresses sincere thanks to Love Hospice for their kind and compassionate care for the last months of his life.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com

Yetta Karen Pierson

East Garland, UT – Our dear wife, mom, grandma, sister, and friend, Yetta Karen Peterson Pierson, 69, passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 24, 2010, in East Garland, Utah. Yetta Karen was born May 13, 1940, in Tremonton, Utah, to Lorenzo F. and Dorris S. Peterson. She spent most of her life in East Garland. She graduated from Bear River High School and worked at Thiokol after graduation.
On July 17, 1959, Yetta Karen married her high school sweetheart, Reed Pierson, in the Logan LDS Temple. She was able to quit work to become a full-time mom. They are the parents of Becky Hodge, Suzette and Brad Stevenson, and Wes and Kari Pierson. She loved her 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Yetta Karen was a member of the LDS church and served in many callings, including Primary President, Secretary and Relief Society Secretary. She loved to go with her husband to sporting events and horse races. She loved hummingbirds, her flower garden, and greatly appreciated Lee, Bernice, and Lani for providing beautiful flowers the past two years.
Yetta Karen will be greatly missed by her husband, children, grandchildren, and brother, Cleland Peterson, as well as many other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, son-in-law, Layne Hodge, grandson, Trent Stevenson, and brother, L. Francis Peterson.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2010 at the East Garland LDS Ward, 4375 West 15600 North, Fielding. A viewing will be held Thursday, February 25, 2010 from 6:30 to 8:30p.m. at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton and Friday from 12:30 to 1:40 p.m. before the funeral at the church.
The family would like to thank IHC Hospice, especially Carol, Mavis, Camille, Jen, and Sean. Her children would like to express their love to their dad for the unending love and care he took of their mom over the past several years and to the many special friends who stopped by to visit.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com

Aldean Palmer Gibson

SUN CITY WEST, ARIZONA – Aldean Palmer Gibson, 85, passed away peacefully at home with her husband, Glen and family by her side Feb. 20, 2010. Aldean lived and worked in Tremonton, for many years, moved to Arizona in 1970 to be by her grandchildren.
She was born June 4, 1924 in Ogden, to Oliver Alonzo and Orene Ekins Palmer.
Aldean is survived by her husband, Glen; daughter, Vicky Sue Lamb, son-in-law, Don J. Lamb, eight grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be Friday, Feb. 26, at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton. Viewing 9:30-10:40 a.m., service to follow at 11 a.m. Interment in Plymouth, Utah Cemetery.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com.

Machino Yamasaki Fukui

TREMONTON – Machino Yamasaki Fukui passed away on Feb. 19, 2010, surrounded by loved ones. Machi was born Nov. 21, 1925, in Osgood, Idaho on the family farm. She is the daughter of Arata Yamasaki and Fujino Okushi Yamasaki.
On Dec. 1, 1950, she married Gene Masami Fukui in the Honeyville Buddhist Temple. Together they raised four children: Jeanette (David) Dansie of Twin Falls, Idaho, Francine (Steve) Johnson of Elwood, Norman (Elaine) Fukui of Elwood, and Dorothy (David) Nichalson of Pocatello, Idaho.
She was an active member of the Honeyville Buddhist Temple where she served as a teacher in the Sunday school and in the presidency of the Fujinkai (women’s organization).
She was employed at Brigham Apparel and American Greetings and continued to work hard on the family farm to help pay for her children’s education. She excelled as a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She devoted her entire life to teaching and serving her family. She loved gardening, crocheting, quilting, cooking and especially attending her grandchildren’s special events. She was especially proud of each of their individual accomplishments and was always their biggest supporter. One of her proudest moments was the arrival of her first great-grandchild, David Michael Daley. She has left a legacy of warm family gatherings and delicious Japanese meals.
She is survived by four children, 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is also survived by her brother, Kazuo (Fusako) Yamasaki of Fukuoka, Japan and sister, Emmy (Tak) Ogawa of Powell, Wyo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, April 6, 2007, her parents and three brothers: Katsuki (Margaret) Yamasaki of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Shinji Yamasaki of Fukuoka, Japan and Sam (Sally) Yamasaki of Idaho Falls, Idaho and sister, Martha (Sam) Sakaguchi of Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m., in the Honeyville Buddhist Temple, 3945 West 6900 North%

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2 Responses to “Obituaries”

  1. To the Welling family. We just saw today about the passing of Elsie.
    We would have come to the funeral if we hadof known sooner.
    It was good to get to know you all through Belmont Springs. We think of you ofton.
    Love John And margaret Udy

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