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Obituaries

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
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March 10, 2010

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

March 3, 2010

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

February 24, 2010

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, Honeyville. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 6-8 p.m. at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton. Interment will follow at the Tremonton Riverview Cemetery, Tremonton.
The family would like to extend their special thanks and deep appreciation to Dr. Lynn Q. Beard and the other doctors and staff of the Medical Arts Center in Brigham City, for the many years of wonderful care they provided. Our deepest gratitude is also extended to the medical staff of the Tremonton City Ambulance Service, the Bear River Valley Hospital emergency room and the McKay Dee Hospital’s emergency room, cardiology floor and the intensive care unit for their exceptional care during these final days. A special thank you is also extended to the many family and friends for their acts of kindness and expressions of sympathy.
Online condolences may be expressed at rogersandtaylor.com.

Dallas R. Higley

BRIGHAM CITY – Dallas Reeder Higley, 66, passed away Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, peacefully at his home.
Dallas was born in Brigham City on June 1, 1943, a son of Earl Theodore and DeLores Robinette Higley, at an early age he was raised by his step-father Elmer Brangal.
Dallas attended Corinne Elementary, and Box Elder High School, where he excelled in track. Dallas also attended Weber State, and the Utah Police Academy.
He married Ione Hunsaker on Sept. 6, 1962, in Evanston, Wyo. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple.
Dallas started his law-enforcement career with the Brigham City Police Department and later joined the Box Elder Sheriff’s Department where he was shot in the line of duty and awarded the Purple Heart and Medal of Valor. After retiring he started his own auto mechanic business where he had many loyal customers.
He enjoyed hunting, camping, motorcycle trips, going to Wendover with friends and family, bowling, shooting and spending time with family.
Dallas was a member of the LDS Church where he held the office of an Elder and was a Home Teacher.
Surviving are his wife, Ione, Brigham City; four children: Christie (Dan) Petersen, Honeyville; Patty (Scott) Cater, Brigham City; Nicole (Dustin) Richards, Brigham City; Sam (Richard) Yates, Mantua; 11 grandchildren and 3 1/2 great-grandchildren. Also survived by brother Edward (Lana) Brangal, Clinton; and sister Vickie Nicholes, Ely, Nev.
He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father, Elmer Brangal, son, Daniel Dallas Higley, sister, MaRee Kitchen, brothers, Jonnie Brangal, and Jim Higley, sister, Charlene Higley.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m., at Riverview Ward Chapel, 523 N. 100 W., Brigham City.
Friends may call on Wednesday, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 12 to 12:40 p.m. at the Church.
Internment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.
We Love You Papa Hee Hee!
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com

February 17, 2010

Ted D. “Rosie” Macfarlane

Ted D. “Rosie” Macfarlane was born on Feb. 8, 1928, in Idaho, the son of Robert D. and Rowane Udy Macfarlane, the 10th of 12 children. Dad died on Feb. 14, 2010, from injuries sustained in an auto accident four days before.
Dad spent his earliest years in Idaho, but as a very young child moved to Riverside, Utah, where he spent the rest of his life. He attended the Riverside Elementary School and Bear River High School. He learned the value of hard work at an early age, a character trait which defined his life. When he was sixteen, he left home to work at the shipyards in the Portland area in support of the WWII effort. He was very proud of his service to his Country.
On June 1, 1951, he married Lynette Irene Gardner; their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS temple. They were the parents of three children: Annette Rowane, Melanee Irene, and Kirk Ted. Mom passed away on April 15, 2003.
Dad worked many jobs to support his family, but his real satisfaction came from starting his own trucking company, Macfarlane Salt Company, in 1967. He spent the next 33 years on the road driving over 2.5 million miles. In the mid-1970s, Dad and Mom purchased some land near Deep Creek Reservoir in Idaho. He spent the remainder of his life turning it into “Papa’s Place” – a magical haven for his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many, many friends and relatives.
All of his life, Dad enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing, tinkering at his many projects, trips to Wendover, and going to coffee with his life-long friend, Paul Forsberg. He was instrumental in the building and maintenance of the Riverside Park and was responsible for fireworks for many 4th of July celebrations. Dad was always proud of his ability to take care of his family and himself. He was a great friend and neighbor.
Dad was preceded in death by his parents, wife, baby brothers Phillip, Nevin and Robert, adult brothers Leo and Reed, sisters Beth Bowcutt, Rowane Roundy, Leone White, and grandson, Jason. He is survived by his brothers Jay (Cleo) and Ferris (Arlene) Macfarlane and his sister Ardean (Ed) Millar, his children, Annette, Melanee, and Kirk and his wife Cherri, who Dad loved as another daughter, his much-loved grandchildren Kristi (Jared) Kent, Bridget (Shaun) Gray, and Scott Ted Macfarlane, and his great-grandchildren Ashlee, Katelyn and Mackenzie Kent; Kalan and Kyson Hester; and Klaysen and Kota Gray.
He was a member of the Belmont 2nd Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 12 p.m., at the Belmont 2nd Ward, 16925 N. 5200 W. Garland. Viewings will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 6-8 p.m. and from 10:30-11:40 a.m. prior to the service at the church.
Dad leaves us with a legacy of hard work, self-sufficiency, and facing life’s problems head on. Even though he is no longer with us, we’ll continue to draw strength from the lessons he taught us through his example of true grit. Condolences may be made at www.ruddfuneralhome.com.

Michael B. Higley

TREMONTON – Our loving son, brother, friend, Michael B. Higley, 17, passed away from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
He was born on April 26, 1992 in Stone, Idaho, a son of Ben and Annette Peterson Higley.
Mike was a senior at Bear River High School. He was in a band where he played guitar and was very talented in playing the drums, bass guitar. Mike’s passion for music was his life and spending time with his many close friends.
His hobbies were playing the guitar, skating, snowboarding and “guitar”.
Surviving are his mother, Annette, Tremonton; step mother, Gloria Higley, Salt Lake City; 9 siblings, Jared, Alma and Sam Higley; Josh Morgan; Sara and Grace Higley; Krisstina, Kammie and Kassandra Egelund; grandmother, Marie Peterson; grandparents, Guy Higley and June (Charles) Neaman and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ben Higley, and his grandfather, Loren Peterson.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to Wells Fargo Bank for Michael Higley donations.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 15, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah.
Family will greet friends on Sunday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral chapel.
Interment will be in the Mantua Cemetery. You may email condolences to the family at www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com.

Michael Eddis Fredrickson

Michael Eddis Fredrickson, age 66 died Feb. 9 2010 in Roosevelt UT of complications from a stroke. He was born July 24, 1942 in Tremonton UT to J. Eddis Frederickson and Audrey Nish Fredrickson.
He grew up in Tremonton with one brother, Dennis Fredrickson and three sisters; Sharon Snell, Marilyn Batchelor and Janette Wise. He was never without his beloved guitar and cowboy hat.
He attended Bear River High School and Utah State University. He met and married DeAnn Porter in 1965. They had a son Sean (Jolyn) Fredrickson and a daughter Heidi (Cody) Hurlbert. They later divorced. He married Leslie Pingle; they were married 11 years and later divorced. Mike was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Mike spent the better part of his working life driving semi trucks, acquiring over 4.5 million miles. He was an AVID Oakland Raiders fan, drove ¼ mile dragsters and has been over 200 mph in ¼ mile strip. He loved horses, mountains, campfires and world history. Mike was a social magnet. If you couldn’t see him you could darn well hear him. He was free spirit and wasn’t afraid to try anything. Mike’s biggest passion was playing the guitar.
He is preceded in death by his father, J. Eddis, his brother Dennis and sisters Sharon and Janette. He is survived by his mother, Audrey and his children.
A social to celebrate Mike’s life will be held Saturday Feb. 13, 2010 from 11 am to 12:30 pm at Rudd Funeral Home 1234 S. Main Garland UT. Interment will be at the East Garland Cemetery. Condolences may be made at ruddfuneralhome.com

Alexandra Misrasi Sims

Salt Lake City-Alexandra Misrasi Sims, better known by everyone as Allie or A, this elegant lady 84, passed away Monday February 8, 2010 from complications of Alzheimer’s.
Allie was born in Bear River City, Utah, on May 22, 1925. A daughter of George and Vanthia Misrasi. She was reared in Tremonton, graduating from Bear River High School in 1943. She completed Stevens Henager Secretarial Course. She was employed by Union Pacific Rail Road as a telegrapher and retired after 40 years of service.
She married Robert Sims in 1985, and was later divorced. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and traveling, a highlight being a 3 month trip to Europe Italy in 1950. She was a faithful Catholic at St. Henrys in Brigham City and Salt Lake City Utah.
She is survived by six loving brothers and sisters; Tess Misrasi, Phoenix, Arizona; Pete Misrasi, Tremonton; Peggy Boucher, Overland Park, Kansas; Melba Benson, Brigham City; Manuel Misrasi, Tremonton, Utah; and numerous nieces and nephews. A special Niece Holly Peters whom shared many happy times with her. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Peter Misrasi and Lewis Misrasi; Sister Marcetta Misrasi.
Allie will be remembered for her kindness and generosity to others.
Funeral Mass were held, Friday February 12, 2010 at 11:00 am at the Santa Ana Church 760 W 600 N Tremonton Utah. There was a viewing Thursday evening 6-8 pm at Rudd Funeral Home 1234 S Main Garland Utah. Online condolences may be made at ruddfuneralhome.com.

Darrell Godfrey

Soda Springs, ID: Darrell Joseph Godfrey passed away peacefully early on the morning of Monday, February 8th, 2010 from the effects of Lewy body dementia. He was born in Clarkston, Utah on February 21, 1929 to W. Murland & Cora P. Godfrey.
Darrell grew up in Clarkston, Utah and graduated from North Cache High School. After school he farmed and hauled grain until he went into the army to serve his country in the Korean War. He came home and continued to farm and truck throughout his life. He enjoyed his life growing up in Clarkston. He and his friends were famous pranksters and enjoyed their youth. Darrell always enjoyed long drives and visiting with friends and relatives. He was a wonderful story teller, had an infectious smile and was quick with a laugh.
He was married to Joye Faulkner of Ogden, Utah. They had two sons and were later divorced.
He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and received ordinances in the Logan Temple at the age of 72.
Darrell is survived by two sons, Mitch (Stacy) Godfrey, West Haven, Utah, Jeff (Julie) Godfrey, Soda Springs, Idaho, 10 grand children, and 3 great-grand children. He is also survived by two brothers Murrie (Rhea) Godfrey of Soda Springs, Idaho and Burke (Alene) Godfrey of Clarkston, Utah and by two sisters, Janice Clark (Marion) of Soda Springs, Idaho and Linda (Dee) Hansen of Centerville, Utah as well as many nieces and nephews.
Darrell was proceeded in death by his father, William Murland, his mother, Cora Priscilla, and one brother, Lyle Montague.
The Family wishes express thanks to the staffs of the Peachtree Place & Hospice For Utah for the care and kindness given. Also to the Peachtree Branch Presidency, Relief Society and wonderful friends at Peachtree that added enjoyment and meaning to his final years.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 13, 2010 at Noon at the Clarkston, Utah LDS Ward House (25 E. 100 S. Clarkston, Utah). Family will meet with friends on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Church prior to services. Burial will be at the Clarkston Cemetery following services.
Services are under the direction of the Sims Funeral Home in Soda Springs, Idaho.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.simsfh.com.

Charles “Brent” Rytting

Brent Rytting passed away on February 6th, 2010 following a lengthy illness with Cancer.
Charles “Brent” Rytting was born in Ephraim, Utah on May 28th, 1940, to Andrew Noble and Alvaretta Davis Rytting. Brent was the youngest of four children; Lorry E. Rytting, Bonnie Joy Rytting Jones, and Laura Ruth Rytting Kunkel.
Brent’s family moved to Tremonton, Utah, where his parents purchased the local newspaper, The Leader. Brent attended school and went to work for his parents in the newspaper business when he was 8 years old. He graduated from Bear River High School in 1958. He attended the University of Utah. After completing his first year, Brent served a two year mission for the LDS Mormon Church in Japan. Upon his return to Utah, he joined the U.S. Air Force. He expected to be sent directly to Viet Nam, but the Air Force sent him to linguistic School because he was fluent in Japanese and soon, also fluent in German.
Brent married Diane Sauer of Denver, CO while stationed in Germany. Upon their return to the United States, they moved to Fort Collins, CO for Brent to complete his degree at CSU They had two sons, Mathew Brent and Brandon Richard. They were divorced in 1975.
Brent was active in Aviation and Real Estate in Fort Collins. He was the managing Broker of “Real Estate West”. This is where he met and hired Sherry Van Meveren. She worked for Brent for one year and then resigned. Two years later, they met again. Brent and Sherry married on April 23rd, 1976.
Brent and Sherry traveled with his aviation career. They lived in Eugene OR, Dallas TX, Gulfport MS, Wichita, KS, Denver, CO, Frankfurt, Germany, Denver, Monument, Colo. Springs, & finally retiring to Estes Park, CO. Brent’s aviation career took him to 25 foreign countries.
During their many years together, Brent and Sherry were devoted to each other. They both took great pride in their 5 children and their many activities. They have loved watching their families grow and so enjoy their 13 ½ grandchildren.
Brent is survived by his wife of 34 years Sherry of Esters Park, CO., his two son’s, Matt & wife Sissy Rytting of Fairbanks, AK. & Brandon & his wife Nathalie Rytting of Dallas, TX., & his three step children, Julie Foster, of Estes Park, CO, Lisa & husband Bill Birkett of Casper, WY., and Bryan & wife Aileen Van Meveren, of Fort Collins, CO. His grandchildren Taylor, Jasmine, and Hunter Rytting, Phoebe and Madison Foster, Katelyn and Will Birkett, & Mackenzie, Kelsie, Chloe, Cole, Olivia, & Kendall Van Meveren, & their 14th grandchild due in May, his sister Ruth Kunkel of Salt Lake City, UT., Sister-in-Law Gloria Rytting Jones of St. George UT, & many nieces and nephews.
For the past 5 ½ years Brent has also been devoted to his two West Highland Terriers; Tucker and Finnegan, who were at his side throughout his illness.
There will be a casual Celebration of his Life at the American Legion Post 119, Highway 36 & Highway 7, on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., and immediately following will be a wake and pot luck dinner.
In Lieu of flowers, Brent has requested that donations be made to the American Legion Post 119 Restoration Fund care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517. Funds will be used for the Historical Renovation of the Legion Building. Brent was honored this past year to serve as the Senior Vice Commander of the American Legion of Estes Park. See www.allnutt.com to see Brent’s on-line obituary and send a message to the family.

February 10, 2010

Nola Nessler

BEAR RIVER CITY – Nola Christensen Nessler, 88, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010.
She was born Jan. 16, 1922 in Bear River City, a daughter of Irving Fenton and Carrie Jensen Christensen.
Nola married Richard (Dick) T. Nessler, Jan. 23, 1946, in Bear River City. Their marriage was solemnized March 11, 1954, in the Logan LDS Temple. Richard passed away Jan. 3, 2002.
She was very active in the LDS Church and had served faithfully in many callings. Her music callings meant so much to her. She dearly loved music.
Nola cooked many school lunches at Bear River Elementary School for several years.
She enjoyed life, cooking and baking. Making rolls, taffy and raisin-filled cookies were her specialty. Her family and friends were the recipients of these special gifts. She also enjoyed crocheting, playing the piano for her own enjoyment and playing a mean game of checkers.
Surviving are her children: Sandra (Gerald) Smith, Richard C., and Brian L. (Kimmy), nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers: Dee, Varge and Elmo and sisters: Floy Murray and Meredith Weese.
Nola was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two sons: Bart C. and Chris, and three brothers: Lysle, Thirl and Gaylen.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 15, at the Bear River Ward Chapel, 5870 North 4700 West, Bear River City. The family will receive friends and relatives Sunday, Feb. 14, at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton from 5-7 p.m. and Monday at the church prior to funeral services from 9:15-10:40 a.m. at the church. Interment in the Bear River City Cemetery.
The family wished to say thank you for all of the loving thoughts, kind acts of service and the many prayers that have been offered.
Special thanks to Drs. Taylor, Markeson, Keller and Alpine Rehab for taking care of our mother and keeping her comfortable.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com

George Dannie Whitley

THATCHER – George Dannie Whitley, 67, returned to his Heavenly Father on Friday, Feb. 6, 2010, surrounded by his family at home in Thatcher. Although his time on this earth was too short, the time he spent was full of love, humility and enjoyment. George was honorably discharged in the service of his country from the United States Air Force in 1964. After his discharge he spent the rest of his life committed and devoted to his family. He loved his grandchildren, cooking and photography. He especially enjoyed looking out over the Bear River Valley from his home on the hill in Thatcher.
George is survived by his wife, Carol Sue Whitley of Thatcher, and their three children Eric Daniel Whitley (Daughter in-law, Michele, grandchildren, Brandon and Austin) of Bear River City, Bradley Aaron Whitley (Daughter in-law, Keri, grandchildren, Brianna and Jacob) of Tremonton, and Rebecca Louise Stein (son-in-law, Butch, grandchild, Cameron Friday) of Bear River City. He is also survived by his mother, Helen Whitley, sisters: Ruth Clark, Helen Rice and Patsy Tonseth of Hot Springs, Ark. and Brenda Klump of Buena Park, Calif. He is preceded in death by his father, George L. Whitley and brother, Roy G. Whitley.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton. Services start at 11 a.m. with the family receiving condolences starting at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. The family would like to thank those individuals of Rocky Mountain Hospice, Pastor Joe Johnston of North Hills Christian Fellowship and the Bear River 1st Ward Relief Society for their support of the family during this time.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com

Dorothy Hansen Kirby

OGDEN – Dorothy Hansen Kirby, 83, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, in her home peacefully. She was born March 30, 1926, in Logan, daughter of Varion William and Mabel Ellen Birch Hansen. She was reared and educated in Logan, and Preston, Idaho. She married Verl Kirby Sept. 4, 1942, in the Logan LDS Temple. Verl died Aug. 2, 2005.
Dorothy was well known to her friends as Dottie. She was a beautiful seamstress, making wedding dresses, temple clothing and tailoring clothing for a local business.
Dorothy spent many hours donating time at the Logan Regional Hospital as a pink lady, also has done various book keeping occupations and many wonderful years at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home in Tremonton.
Dorothy served in many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed many wonderful years working in the Logan, Ogden and St. George Temples.
She was a great mom and loving grandmother and will be greatly missed.
Surviving, one daughter, Karen Kirby Kendrick, Bountiful, Utah; three sons: Brent (Deanne) Kirby, Chino Halls, Calif., Jeffery (LeAnn) H. Kirby, Perry, Utah and Shane W. Kirby, Ogden, Utah; 14 grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by husband, Verl Kirby and one son, Bradley J. Kirby.
A graveside service was held Monday, Feb. 8, at the Tremonton Riverview Cemetery. There was a viewing for family and friends Monday prior at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, Tremonton.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com.

Sybil T. Goodey

Sybil Thompson Goodey passed away on January 29, 2010 at her home in Clarkston, Utah. She was born on July 24, 1918 in Clarkston, Utah to Herman and Annie J., Thompson. She was raised in Clarkston and the White’s Valley farm with her brothers and sisters.
She married Dallas Thomas Goodey in the Logan Temple on Sept. 20, 1939. Children born to this marriage were Karen (Larry) Kent, Grand Prairie, TX; MaryAnne (Robert) Gardner, Deweyville, UT; Rhonda (deceased); Myrna (Michael) DeGriselles, Tracy, CA; Merle (Alan) Cornish, Weatherford, TX; Jane (Kim) Sparks, Clarkston, UT; and Garth (Heidi) Goodey, Carlsbad, NM.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Rhonda; husband, Dallas; sisters, Merle and Nina; and brothers, Herman and Vance. She is survived by her five daughters, one son, 29 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, one sister, Thelma, one brother & sister-in-law, Oris and Helen Goodey; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and relatives.
She has held many callings and has been a faithful and active in the LDS Church all of her life. She was a member of the Martin Harris Camp of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and has served as North Cache Co. President of the DUP. She was very active in 4-H and received her 20-year service pin. She loved to travel and has been to 45 of the 50 states with her beloved Dallas on his many bus trips. She is very devoted to family histories and collecting photographs and is renowned for her extensive genealogy collections.
Funeral services will be held Sat., Feb. 6th, 2010 at 12:00 pm (noon) at the Clarkston 1st Ward Chapel. A viewing will be held Fri., Feb. 5th, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Allen-Hall Mortuary, 420 East 1800 North, North Logan, Utah and on Feb. 6th, 2010 at the Clarkston Church from 10:00 to 11 :30 am. Burial will be at the Clarkston Cemetery.
The family wishes to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to all the many friends and family who have called, visited, checked and helped her these past two years.
We love you and will miss you until we meet again.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at
www.allenmortuaries.net

Bruce Evans

Bruce Carl Evans, beloved son of Ray and Orvella Evans, died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, Jan. 29, 2010, after a valiant battle with cancer. Bruce was born on May 17, 1956 in Boise, Idaho and graduated from Bear River High School, Utah State University (BA), Oklahoma University (MPA), and Brigham Young University (JD).
He married Connie Rudd in the Ogden Temple on Jan. 28, 1978. He spent his life in the service of others. As a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in many callings including a LDS mission to Oslo, Norway and as a Bishop in Dugway, Utah. Bruce was honored to sing for a time with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Bruce was an accomplished professional whose legal advice and wisdom was sought by many. Among his greatest professional accomplishments was working at Hill Air Force Base as Project Manager for the Enhanced Use Lease Program which included Falcon Hill. In addition to his full-time employment at Hill Air Force Base, Bruce served as a Colonel in the Utah Air National Guard, North Ogden City Attorney, and Partner in Evans, Grover & Beins P.C., in Tremonton.
He spent his life working for and loving his wife and eleven children. He was a devoted father and family man, his hobby was his family. He also enjoyed musical performance, home improvement projects and backpacking. He did everything in life with passion, exact integrity, a drive for success and a fun-loving sense of humor.
He is survived by his beloved companion of 32 years, Connie, and their eleven children, Holly (David Kunz), Camilla (David McCammon), Jacque (David Rupp), Ben (Tammy Forsgren), Liz (Dane Harris), Samuel, Matthew, Catherine, Anna, Joseph, and Aaron and eight grandchildren, Allison, Cameron, Andrew, Jared, Jackson, Caden, Logan and Samuel. He is also survived by his mother Orvella, and his brothers Ken (Velma), Ralph (Shelley) and Bob (Melanie). He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Evans, and granddaughter, Kylee McCammon.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m., at the Garland Tabernacle, 140 W. Factory, Garland. Friends and family may have visited Tuesday, Feb. 2, and may visit Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 9-10:30 a.m., at the Garland Tabernacle, 140 W. Factory, Garland. Interment in the Plymouth Cemetery where military honors will be accorded.
A special thanks to all staff and healthcare professionals at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah Hospital, and Bear River Valley Hospital.
Condolences to the family may be made at ruddfuneralhome.com.

Margene Rhodes Fryer

Margene Rhodes Fryer was born Jan. 24, 1929. Margene passed away peacefully Jan. 13 surrounded by her loving family. She was born to Jasper and Ellen Rhodes in Garland, Utah. She married Blaine Thompson Fryer on Nov. 20, 1947, in the Logan Temple. He died June 20, 1980.
Margene enjoyed 50 years of bowling and traveled the nation to participate in bowling tournaments. Her close friends recall many late night evenings of pinochle and rummy. She was a gracious woman whose home was always open to her many friends and family.
Margene is survived by her three sons; Steven (Jan), Norman (Marsha), Dean (Marcy), four grandchildren and seven and a half great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband and ten siblings. Also survived by two brothers; Carl Rhodes and Blaine Rhodes and two sisters; Beth Wood and Alta Munns.
Family and friends were invited to share in the celebration of her life Monday, Jan. 18, at Lindquist’s Bountiful Mortuary, 727 N. 400 E. Friends may have called prior to services. Interment at Lakeview Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Thatcher Brook Hospice in appreciation for their tender care, at 1133 North Main Street, Layton, Utah, 84041.
Condolences may be shared at www.lindquistmortuary.com.

Owen Laub Cannon

TREMONTON – Owen Laub Cannon, 88, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at Bear River Valley Hospital. He was born June 13, 1921, to Lewis Ray and Jenny Lou Laub Cannon in Stone, Idaho. He was reared and educated in Stone, Fielding and Tremonton, graduating from Bear River High School. He attended Utah State University receiving a certificate of Master Electrician March 20, 1951. He married Jill Johnson June 8, 1946, in Tremonton. Their marriage was solemnized Jan. 2, 1969, in the Logan LDS Temple.
He served as Tremonton Fire Chief in 1958 and a member of the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Posse. He broke and trained horses, assisted in organizing the Bear River Cutter Racing Association, was President of Tremonton Jr. Chamber of Commerce, and a member of Box Elder County Fair Board Horse Show.
He was a High Priest in the Tremonton 13th LDS Ward. His service included the Sunday School Presidency, officiator in the Logan Temple and devoted Home Teacher.
Owen enlisted in the US Army 222nd Field Artillery during WWII in the Pacific Theater; he received the American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Philippine Liberation Service Medal with two Bronze Stars.
He is survived by his wife; daughter, Carolyn (Bryant) Pulley; son, Christopher (Marieke) Owen Cannon; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Leah C. Holley.
He is preceded in death by 12 siblings and one grandson, Daniel Bryant Pulley.
A funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 25, at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton with Bishop Eldon Petersen officiating. Family and friends may have called Sunday, Jan. 24, and Monday prior to the funeral at the funeral home. Interment was at the Tremonton Riverview Cemetery with military honors.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com.

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2 Responses to “Obituaries”

  1. jeri robbins

    diane: i am so glad that it is finally over in this life for your mom. she as well as her family have been through so much. she is now well, healthy happy and with so many loved ones that have been waiting for her. i loved her so much. she was always sitting in the same seat at relief society and no one had better be in it. ha. she was a beautiful, happy, giving lady. she gave so much to others, especially her smile and positive attitude. ladies like her are hard to come by these days. i love you and pray you will be comforted. you never stop missing your mom. i think about mine constantly. they were the best.

    #4823
  2. BRENT TRACY

    HAD SOM MIGHTY GOOD TIMES ALL THOSE YEARS …
    YOU’LL BE MISSED

    #5311

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