Ivie Deon Christensen Hirschi
TREMONTON – Devoted wife, loving mother, beloved grandmother and great-grandmother, Deon passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 14, 2010, in Logan, at the age of 78. Deon was born March 12, 1932, in Thatcher, Utah to Ivie Bertha and Melvin Christensen. She graduated from Bear River High School in 1950, and attended Utah State University in Logan.
She married Dee C. Hirschi on June 8, 1951, in the Logan LDS Temple, and they settled on a remote cattle ranch in Park Valley, where they resided for 28 years raising seven children. In 1979 they relocated to Tremonton, where they finished raising their family.
Family was Deon’s total focus in life and she will be missed by all as she proceeds into the next phase of her exaltation. Deon is together again with her sweetheart, Dee, who died April 7, 2003.
Deon leaves behind seven children: Kevin (Jelean) Hirschi, Jackie (Bryce) Archibald, Denise (Richard) Wells, Bret (Melanie) Hirschi, Melanie (Jerry) Henley, Jennie (Dave) Brotherson, Vickie (Cory) Mecham; 33 grandchildren and 35 great- grandchildren. Deon is also survived by three sisters: Floy Scott, Elaine Neilson, Geneil (LJ) Sylvester, brother Porter Christensen; and sister-in-laws Verona Christensen, Fern (Byron) Hunsaker, Betty (Earl) Harris, and LaNoma Taylor. Deon is preceded in death by her husband Dee C, parents, brother, Clair Christensen, grandchild Christian Real Henley.
Deon was active in the LDS Church, serving in all auxiliaries throughout her life. She was the mother and grandmother to 13 missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Deon also served her community for years with her participation in the Civic Club, Red-Hatter Club, volunteered as a Pink Lady at the Bear River Valley Hospital, and was a CNA at the Bear River Valley nursing home, just to name a few.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 17. A viewing was held Friday, July 16, at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home, and in the Tremonton 2nd Ward Chapel prior to the service. Interment was in the Penrose Cemetery immediately following the funeral services.
The family would like to thank Access Hospice for the loving service provided, especially Montana, Sarah, Jason and Lindsay. Also, thanks to all family members who cared for Deon. On-line condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.
Larry Ralph Rose
BRIGHAM CITY – Larry Ralph Rose passed away at his home in Brigham City, on July 16, 2010. Larry was born Feb. 9, 1946, in Tremonton, to Ralph Welling Rose and Hazel Buttars, the older of two children. He married LaVon Baron in 1968 with whom he had two children, Lori Ebeling (David) and Ryan.
Larry graduated from Bear River High School and attended Utah State University. He enjoyed a successful 40-year career in the insurance business – first with Connecticut Mutual Life and subsequently with Guardian Life. His policy owners became some of his closest friends and his dedication to them earned him the distinction of becoming a member of the “Million Dollar Round Table.” Larry was the first franchisee of “Chuck E. Cheese,” having opened the parent company’s first franchised store in Ogden. He served over eight years in the Utah National Guard and became an Honorary Colonel.
Larry loved boating and spent many enjoyable years hosting family and friends on “Port-A-Party,” which was docked in San Diego. Those who knew Larry know that he had a very curious mind and lived his life to the fullest. His humor and selflessness were manifest in every aspect of his life – he made friends easily and valued friendship almost above all else. He will be missed by those who were fortunate to have become his friend.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, LaVon; son Ryan; daughter, Lori Ebeling (David); and grandchildren: Lexa, Tiffanie, McKell, Broxton and Macie, who will miss him dearly.
The family extends their sincerest gratitude to Dr. John Markeson.
A celebration of Larry’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 23, at Myers Mortuary, 205 South 100 East, Brigham City.
Friends are invited to meet with the family on Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Friday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the mortuary.
Interment will be at the Brigham City Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myersmortuary.com.