MHS Alumni

Obituaries 2008 – 2012

Kaye Briscoe (1941 – 2012)

Vella Kaye Briscoe
American Fork, UT
Vella Kaye Briscoe was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
She passed away peacefully on December 20th 2012 surround by her loving family.
She was born in Minersville, Utah on June 19, 1941 to George R Marshall and
Nina Rae Martin. She graduated from High School in Milford, Utah in 1959. She married
her best friend Carl R Briscoe on June 8, 1962 in Milford, Utah and in June of this year
they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Kaye spent the first part of her life in
Milford with Carl and their two children. After raising their family they traveled
extensively and called Fortson Georgia their second home.
Many things in life brought her great joy, especially spending time with her family.
She extremely enjoyed sitting at her kitchen table and watching the birds at their bird feeder
outside the window. She also was a very avid Utah Jazz fan.
Kaye was one of Jehovah’s witnesses and was baptized in 2005. She was affiliated with the Bealwood Congregation
in Columbus Georgia, Cedar City, Utah Congregation and for the past seven years with the American Fork, Utah
Congregation, where she had many friends.
Kaye is survived by her husband Carl Briscoe, daughter Nina (John) Bath, son Darrin (Rachel) Briscoe and 4 grandchildren
(Hayden Bath, Alyssa Briscoe, Alexis Bath, and Quinn Briscoe). She is also survived by 2 sisters
(Caroline (Clark) Dalton, Christine (Danny) White and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents George R. and Nina Marshall and a niece, Keona White.
Services will be held on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s witnesses,
95 South 500 East, American Fork, Utah.
Funeral Directors: Utah Valley Mortuary. Condolences at uvfuneral.com.
                                                Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on December 23, 2012
Martha Ellen Williams

MHS Class of 1949

1931 ~ 2012

Martha Ellen Williams was born on September 26, 1931 to Walter Carlton and Roma Shirts. She passed away on October 19, 2012 in Orem, Utah. She is survived by her sister Mavanee Jeffery, her children: Terrance S. & Susanna Williams, Robyn Williams, Valerie & Wayne (Rudy) Preston, and Candice Williams.

She has over 14 grandchildren, she has more than 22 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, with twins coming in the Spring. She worked in the cannery in Orem and Provo, worked over 25 years at Signetics, and at the Sandhill Walmart for over 13 years. We will all miss her a lot.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the Sharon Park 3rd Ward Chapel, 225 East 200 North, Orem, Utah. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday evening from 6 until 8, and on Thursday from 10:00-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Orem City Cemetery. Condolences may be emailed to info@bergmortuary.com

John H. “Jack” Davis
Cedar City, Milford
John H. (Jack) Davis, 88, passed away October 15, 2012, at the Milford Memorial Hospital in Milford, Utah. Jack was born September 8, 1924, in Minersville, the son of George Anthony and Arbiteen Fotheringham Davis. His paternal grandparents are Helena Colton Davis and William Jacob Davis, and his maternal grandparents are John Hardy Fotheringham and Martha Ann Myers Fotheringham. Jack’s siblings are Dixie Lamb, Helen Williams, Sandra Kuntz, Carol Pearson and a brother who died in childbirth during the flu epidemic. Jack is preceded in death by his parents; his brother; his sisters, Helen and Sandra; and his son, Courtney.
Jack attended school in Minersville through his sophomore year, and then Milford High School, where he graduated as Valedictorian of the Class of 1942. He participated in school plays, Glee Club, managed the yearbook and played first trumpet in the pep, dance, marching and concert bands. After high school in 1942, Jack was employed as a car clerk for the Union Pacific Railroad. He returned to that job after his service in World War II, and remained there until 1947.
On March 26, 1946, Jack married Betty Verle Fotheringham in Ely, Nevada. Jack and Betty are the parents of four children, Curtis J. (whose children are Marjorie, Holly, Joseph, Ryan, Christen and Jennifer), Laurel Elizabeth, Courtney John and Ruth Ann Smith (whose children are Haily, Kara, Annie and MaCall). Jack and Betty have 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, with the 18th expected in December of 2012.
Jack was inducted into the U.S. Armed Forces on June 3, 1943. He was educated at Texas Tech and the University of Arizona, after which he graduated from the cadet program as a bombardier and was promoted to second lieutenant. He was then trained with radar equipment and became qualified for navigation. Jack’s last assignment in World War II was in-flight instructor for radar equipment for bombing and navigation. After two years and seven months service in World War II, Jack joined the Army Air Corps Reserves. On May 19, 1951, Jack was recalled into active duty, where he was promoted to First Lieutenant and was assigned as the Radar Officer on a B-29 heavy bomber crew. Jack flew 33 combat missions over North Korea. He was released from service on October 8, 1952. Jack’s total time in the service and the reserve was just under 12 years. He received seven decorations and numerous citations, which included the American Theater Ribbon, Victor Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Korean Service Medal, UN Service Medal, and Air Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters.
In 1947, Jack accepted employment with the Milford State Bank, with branches in Milford and Beaver, where he remained for more than 32 years. Jack attended and graduated from the Colorado School of Banking at the University of Colorado. He was Executive Vice President and a Director when the Bank was sold to Walker Bank in 1979. Jack worked for Walker Bank, later known as First Interstate Bank, and presently known as Wells Fargo, another ten years before he retired in 1989. During his tenure, the Bank made a large donation to rebuild the Minersville LDS Church after a fire, and expanded to a third branch in Minersville. In 1989, Jack was honored by receiving the Utah Bankers Association Award for Continuation, Dedication and Exemplary Service to Banking and Community.
Jack was active in the Milford, Minersville and Beaver County communities. His service included serving two terms on the City Council in Milford; service as secretary, trustee, treasurer and director of the hospital taxing authority which was formed to finance, construct and operate the Milford Hospital; President of the Milford Golf Association; Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1546 (Commander, Secretary, Treasurer); American Legion (Post 16 Commander of the American Legion, twice), Lions Club (President twice), and many other civic and community organizations. With help from family members, Jack constructed the Historic Monument at Frisco for the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.
In 1997, Jack and Betty moved to Cedar City, where they played golf, made many new friends and otherwise enjoyed their retirement. One of their great joys in retirement has been donating their time and efforts to The Happy Factory. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to The Happy Factory, Attn: Donna Cooley, 896 N. 2175 W. Circle, Cedar City, Utah, 84720.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 18, 2012 1:00 p.m. in the Milford City Hall located at 26 South 100 West in Milford. Family Visitation will be held from 11:30 to 12:45 pm at the Milford City Hall prior to Services. Interment will be in the Milford Cemetery under direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to www.sumortuary.com
Wallace Dean Hughes

Wallace Dean Hughes
September 26, 1923 ~ September 16, 2012
Wallace Dean Hughes, 88, passed away September 16, 2012 at his home in Layton, Utah. He was born September 26, 1923, Farmington, Utah, to Jonathan Marion and Naomi Stephens Hughes. Siblings were Doris, Stanley, Nolan, Vernon and Max Boyd. He married Geraldine Ruth Beachler, July 22, 1947, in the Logan temple. Survived by his four children, Melanie Bassett (Dennis), Lynette Hughes (Don Richards), W. Boyd Hughes (Nancy), Glen Hughes (Joanne), fifteen grandchildren and forty-three great-grandchildren.
His family moved to Milford, Utah, where he attended grade school and Milford High, class of ’41. After graduation from high school, he attended Utah State University on a music scholarship. He enlisted into the Marines in 1942 during WWII. While on Active duty, he attended University of Colorado, graduating with a BS degree in Civil Engineering.
His first job was with The Bureau of Reclamation working in Kemmerer, Wyoming, where he met Ruth. Wallace left the Bureau because he preferred working outside and the challenge of constructing dams, roads, and bridges. As a result, he was hired by Gibbons and Reed and transferred to the Portland, Oregon office. After eight years, his family moved to Redding, California. In 1963, Wallace and Roy Ladd started Hughes & Ladd, Inc. Together they built a very successful construction business. He retired 10 years later to spend more time with the thing he loved the most, his family. In 2005, he moved to Layton, Utah, after increasing health problems.
He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, holding many church positions. He loved his country and was dedicated to church, community, work, and family. One of his hobbies was woodworking, making intricate inlaid furniture. He enjoyed the many hours spent in his shop making tables, desks, and jewelry boxes for family and friends. He was an avid golfer, won many racket ball tournaments, and kept physically fit by exercising well into his eighties. Mom and Dad traveled in their motor home, visiting all 50 states, Canada and Mexico. Their most treasured memories were trips with Stanley and Louise. They told many interesting stories about all their adventures to Alaska.
He is preceded in death by his wife Ruth, parents, siblings Stanley (Louise) Hughes, Nolan Hughes, Joan Hughes, Max Boyd Hughes, Doris (Maurice) Johnson, and granddaughter Rochelle Bassett.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 21, 2012, at 11:00 am at the Angel Street chapel, 628 S. Angel St., Layton, Utah. Friends and family may visit Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 1941 North Main, Farmington, Utah and at the church from 9:45-10:45 am prior to services. Interment- Farmington City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the LDS Church Perpetual Education Fund. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com

Charlotte Ann Terry Whiting
Class of 1959
In the early afternoon hours on October 4, 2012, our dear wife and mother passed away in the arms of her loving husband and into the arms of her Lord and Savior. Charlotte was born on August 6, 1941 in Payson, Utah to Charles N Terry and Dorothy Bradford. She married Ray P. Whiting on June 5, 1959 in the Manti LDS Temple where they were sealed for time and all eternity.

Our mother was a homemaker who led a simple and humble life; she was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, her joy in life was service, Ray and Charlotte served 3 missions in Farm Management which included Chico, California, Moapa Recreation Warm Springs Resort and Derest Industries in Cedar City, Utah.

Charlotte is survived by her husband Ray P Whiting of Milford, UT; her children Vickie A. (Peter) Stewart of Kerns, UT; Kathey L. (Paul M.) LaFollette of Rexburg, ID; Brenda L (Bret L.) Bowen of West Jordan, UT; Brian A. (Deanna) Whiting of Glendale, AZ; Kelly R. (Vania) Whiting of Buckeye, AZ; sisters Janice Mayer of Texas; Paula Michie of Cedar City, UT; Betty (Ken) Tuffner; a brother Charles Terry of Milford, UT; and 15 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held Monday October 8, 2012 1:00 p.m. in the Milford LDS Church. A Viewing will be held Sunday October 7, 2012 from 6 to 8 pm at the Southern Utah Mortuary in Milford, UT and again prior to services from 11:30 to 12:30 pm at the church. Interment will be in the Milford Cemetery all under direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to www.sumortuary.com. Donations can be made to LDS Humanitarian Services.

Nils Martin Johnson (1931 – 2012)

Nils Martin Johnson, 80, Plover, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 3, 2012, at the Wisconsin Veteran’s home in King surrounded by his family.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, March 12 2012 at the Man Chapel in King. Full military honors to follow the service. The Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Nils was born Sept.2, 1931 in Beaver, Utah born to Nils Johnson Sr. and Dora Johnson. He graduated from Milford High School in 1949.He married Bernice Hotchkiss on Oct. 6, 1951 in Long Beach, Calif. They traveled extensively during Nils’ military career. He spent 20 plus years in the United States military services and retired in 1973. He also worked for the King Sanitation District for more than 15 years. When he was semi-retired he worked for Menards for more than 12 years.

Nils was a wonderful husband of 60 years, father and grandfather, and his family and friends meant the world to him. He love making everyone laugh and telling the best jokes. He was our hero. He joined his loving wife Bernice, who passed in October.

He is survived by his children, Jennifer, Jackie, Jill and John, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brother, Delane Johnson, sister-in-law Anna Marie, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and father and five siblings, a son-in-law, Dan; and grandchildren, Dora Lynn, Danny, Dawn and Karinda.

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Melpha Lyman Kane

Beaver Dam, AZ – Melpha Lyman Kane passed away peacefully at the Elderberry Care Center in St. George, Utah.  She was the daughter of Wayne Roper and Margaret Easton Lyman, born 29 December 1927 at Mayfield, Utah.

Melpha was the first of six children.  Soon after birth the family moved to Milford, Utah where she attended Milford schools, graduating from high school in 1946.  She started employment with the telephone company as a switch board operator in Milford.  Later she took employment in Salt Lake City, first at ZCMI’s snack bar, but was soon re-employed by the Telephone Company in Salt Lake City, Utah.

In 1950 she was called to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Denver, CO.  On November 12, 1954, Melpha married Robert L. Kane in the Idaho Falls Temple. They first lived on a farm at Caldwell, Idaho, milking cows.  They later moved to a farm near Nampa, then later to a farm north of Ontario, Oregon.  Melpha was always a stay-at-home mom, she did what she loved to do most, homemaking; eventually becoming a mother to seven children, grandmother of 22 and great-grandmother of 4.  Loved by her family, she managed close relationships with each through constant sharing of love, along with a firm but gentle persuasion for each to do good.

She loved the scriptures and lived close to the Spirit to guide her life.  Teaching seminary, Sunday School, Primary, Visiting Teaching, and even Home teaching on many occasions.  She served as Relief Society President as well, these are some of her callings in the church.

Melpha’s example surely influenced the lives of her children, for to her constant joy all family members were church active.  In retirement years, she again served missions with her husband in such places as: Los Angeles, Gallup, Athens, Cyrus, Cairo, Melbourne, Auckland, Perth, Augusta, Salt Lake City and etc.  Always a great missionary.  At the most unexpected moment or place Melpha was sure to strike up a conversation with strangers about Relief Society, or the church.

She had many friends and was loved by all who knew her.  She enjoyed Family History and spent many hours in Name Extraction and the Indexing programs.  While her family was growing up she managed to attend College for her own interests.  Oil painting gave her relaxing moments, leaving valued paintings among her family members and friends.

If in heaven Mepha’s not seen by family and friends, don’t despair.  For sure, she’s along the way helping those that are lost find their way.  Indeed, an elect lady, Melpha kept her second estate and qualifies for the “Mothers Hall Of Fame.”

Melpha is preceded in death by her parents and one brother.  She is survived by her husband, seven children, 22 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, four sisters and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.  Graveside services and burial in Littlefield Arizona Cemetery.  Incidental viewing only, none scheduled.

Condolences may be shared at mcmillanmortuary.comecember 29, 1927  ~  July 7, 2012

Arnold Willyard

Utahna Colleen Hardy Heap

Class of 1947, visit skalooza.com to view senior picture

Utahna Colleen Hardy Heap, age 83, passed away on June 17, 2012 in Richfield,Utah surrounded by her family. She was born December 17, 1928 to Luther and Eliza Banks Hardy inMinersville,Utah. She married the love of her life James Allen Heap on June 29, 1948 in the St. George LDS Temple. They had 7 children whom they loved very much…Roy, Maxine, Colleen, Charles, David, James and Tawna.  Utahna was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved horses, watching the Jazz and spending time with her family whether it was going camping, playing games, and going out for ice cream. She spent a lot of time reading, crocheting and doing genealogy work. Utahna was loved by everyone who knew her, and will be greatly missed.   Utahna is survived by her children; Colleen (Les) Topham of Richfield, UT, Charles Heap of Ogden, UT, David R. (JaNae) Heap of Brigham City, UT, James A. Jr. (Jolynn) Heap of American Fork, Ut, and Tawna Thomas of Erda, UT. Along with 28 wonderful grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband James Allen Heap. Her parents Luther and Eliza Hardy, her son Roy Allen Heap, daughter Maxine Heap, granddaughter Michelle Heap and son-in-law William R. Thomas. Her brothers; Floyd, David, James, LaMar, Alden and Elden Hardy, and sisters; Mildred, Cleo and Maxine.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 1:00 pm at the Parowan 2nd Ward 85 West Center Street in Parowan, Utah. A viewing will be held on Friday, June 22, 2012 from 6:00-7:00 pm at the Parowan 2nd Ward, and also on Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 11 am-12:30 pm at the Church. Interment will be in the ParowanCityCemeteryunder the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to www.sumortuary.com.

Eddie Patterson

Milford – On Saturday, May 26, 2012, a dear husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and hero returned home to his Heavenly Father. Carl Edwin Patterson was born on May 16, 1942, in Milford, Utah to Donald Ross and Velma Theoda Reed Patterson. Eddie married the love of his life Barbara Lou Jones on June 22, 1963 in the St. George Temple. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. He worked as a Beaver County Sheriff Deputy and was the Milford City Chief of Police and also was part of the Beaver County Search and Rescue.

Eddie loved being in the mountains with his family, friends and nothing was more important to him than deer camp and his family, he was an avid hunter. Eddie was very proud of his kids and grand kids. Eddie enjoyed his yard and loved sitting on his beloved porch, he was also a gunsmith and loved to reload. Eddie will be greatly missed. We love him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Kenny Patterson.

Eddie is survived by his wife Barbara Lou Patterson of Milford, UT, his children Whitney (David) Barnes of Caliente, NV, Craig (Debbie) Patterson of Santa Clara, UT, Eugene (Michelle) Patterson of St. George, UT, Jodi (Alan) Campeau of Milford, UT and his sister Judy Ross, 11 Grandchildren, 5 Great-Grandchildren and expecting 2 more Great-Grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday May 30, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Milford Stake Center located at 748 West 600 South in Milford, UT. A viewing will be held Wednesday May 30, 2012 from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. at the Stake Center. Interment will be in the Milford City Cemetery, all under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online Condolences can be sent to sumortuary.com.

Afton Hollis Bockwoldt

HURRICANE/MILFORD – Our beautiful and beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and dear friend, Afton Hollis Bockwoldt passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family and friends on Monday, April 30, 2012.

Afton was born December 6, 1934 in Beaver, Utah to Garneta Goodwin Hollis and Kenneth Hollis.  She was the fourth child and baby of the family having grown up with her sister, Carol and brothers, Neil and Delos (Dude).

Afton married the love of her life, Jack C. Bockwoldt on May 23, 1953 in Milford, Utah.  Jack and Afton made their home in Florence, Oregon upon their retirement to pursue their love of salmon fishing and the beauty of the Northwest.  After many wonderful years spent in the Northwest, they decided to return to their Southern Utah roots and settled in Hurricane, Utah where they have enjoyed many great times with family and friends.

Afton is survived by her husband, Jack, brother; Delos (LaRee) Hollis, her son’s Rodney C. (Debbie) Bockwoldt, Keith J. (Lori) Bockwoldt, five grandchildren: Colby (Ashley), Jennifer (Brad), Heidi, Jamie (Tyler), Tyce and her three great grandchildren: Rees, Anna and Nash.

Afton was preceded in death by her parents, Brother Neal, Sister Carol.

Afton will be laid to rest next to her parents in the Milford Utah Cemetery.  A graveside service will be held Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 11:00 AM.

The family would like to thank Dr. Mel Carter, the doctors and medical staff at Dixie Regional Medical Center, Hunter Cancer Institute of St. George, UT as well as the many dear friends who have supported Afton and Jack along the way.  Donations to the Huntsman Cancer Institute would be greatly appreciated in lieu of flowers.

Arrangements entrusted to: The Swindlehurst Funeral Home.  On line condolences may be sent to www.swindlehurstfuneralhome.com.

Genevieve Sheriff Janzen

CLASS OF 1953

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“Jennie-Jan” Jennie passed away January 6, 2012 of complications arising from an auto accident. Her life could be summed up by her devotion to God, family (especially her grandchildren which she loved “from eternity and back”), and her friends. She will be especially remembered for her compassionate service to others and being the “Tootsie Roll” grandma. Jennie was born August 15, 1935, in Fillmore, Utah to Marvin L. Sheriff and Meredith M. Erickson Sheriff, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Frederick V. Janzen; sister, Catherine Sheriff; children Steven Fowler, David Fowler, Matthew (Paige), Darin (Melinda), and Brian (Rebekah); step-child Wayne (Cheryl); grandchildren Daniel, Ashley, Benjamin, Sarah, Samuel, Andrew, Kyle, Jonathan, Joshua, and Jacob; and step-grandchildren Nick (Mandi), Pete (Danielle), Alex, and Tori. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., at the Hyland Lake Ward, 981 E Revere Circle (5550 S). Family and friends may visit Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South, and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service at the ward. Interment: Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery. She was an active member of the LDS church and devoted to serving God and her fellow neighbor. Recently she and her husband were preparing to serve an LDS mission but she was called to serve elsewhere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the LDS General Missionary or Humanitarian Funds, 50 E North Temple, SLC, UT 84150.
Published in Deseret News from January 11 to January 12, 2012

Janice Branstiter

Janice Audrey Skillicorn Branstiter 1942 ~ 2011 Janice Audrey Skillicorn Branstiter, age 69, died December 11, 2011 in West Valley City, Utah. She was born September 1, 1942 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Alvin and Audrey Raines Skillicorn. Janice married William Branstiter February 10, 1989 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was raised in Milford, Utah. Janice worked at the State of Utah DABC for 25 years where she made many wonderful friends. Survivors, Husband; Kids, Cindy (George) Wilson, Christine (Glen) Johnson, John (Kitty) Barnes, Ron (Caron) Barnes, Jim (Danielle) Barnes, Gerald (Amy) Barnes; brother, Jim Skillicorn; step children, Melanie Breashears, Julie (Bill) Mecham, Bill Branstiter, Sheila (Mike) Johnson and numerous grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents. Services Friday, December16th, 6-8 pm at Aspen Funeral Services, 459 West Universal Circle (9160 South) in Sandy.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune on December 15, 2011

Mida Kay Thornley

MHS Class of 1960

Mida Kay Tolley Thornley 1941-2011 Our beloved mother, aunt, sister and friend passed away at her home on November 19, 2011. Kay was born on December 24, 1941 in Dillon, Montana to Hyrum Leon and Pearl Exum Tolley. Kay loved her boys, and adored her nieces, and nephews. She loved spending time with family and friends. Kay always looked for the good in people and believed that everyone has a “unit of worth”. Kay is survived by her son Jeffery (Valarie) Thornley, and her sister Gayle (Ron) Gale, along with her many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, her son Michael Larry Thornley and her sister Donna Tolley Winn Roberts. Kay touched so many lives and will be missed so very much. A special thank you to the Sandy City Fire Department for their help. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Goff Mortuary (8090 S State street, Midvale Utah), followed by graveside services at Valley View Memorial Park (4334 West 4100 South, WVC, Utah). Friends may visit the family 1 hour prior to funeral services. www.goffmortuary.com

Norman Roger Aagard

Norman Roger Aagard, passed while at family deer camp in the Mineral Mountains,
surrounded by loved ones.

He was born March 15, 1936 in Mills, Utah to Wilmer and Norma Aagard. He married
the love of his life, Janice Lynn on December 19, 1955.

He is survived by his children; Cindy (Scott) Jenson, Ryan (Tonia) Aagard and Norm
(Brigitte) Aagard. Siblings; Wilma (Ed) Myers, Jonniel (Ron) Myers and Brent
(Kris) Aagard. He was blessed with 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, parent-in-laws Steve and Katherine Inman
and great granddaughter Elizabeth Paige Johnson.

A viewing will be held in Milford, Utah on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 from
2:00-4:00 pm at Southern Utah Mortuary Milford located at 209 South 100 West. A
Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Jeannette Moore Hickman

Jeannette
Hickman passed away Oct. 15 of natural causes. She was born July 21, 1922 in Milford UT.
to Thomas and Louise Moore. She married her childhood sweetheart, James Hickman on Oct. 28, 1939. They were married over 60 years. They had their marriage
solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple in 1961.
Mom was very talented, she was a beautiful crocheter and she made ceramic dolls
and figurines, she shared this with her sister Arlene.
The love of her life was singing with The Sweet Adelines for over 25 years. She
enjoyed doing this with her daughter Sharron.
She will be greatly missed by her family.
She is survived by her daughters; Sharron (Tom) Sandquist and Shauna Martinez,
her daughter-in-law Lana Hickman, her sister Arlene Gardner and her
grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, son Phil, and her two brothers Maurice
and Ralph Moore.
We wish to thank her daughters and granddaughters who helped in her care and
also Holladay Healthcare where she resided for over three years, for their
excellent care of Mom.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Little Cottonwood
14th Ward, 1160 E. Vine St
(6000 So.) Friends may call Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Broomhead
Funeral Home, 12600 So. 2200 W. and Wednesday one hour prior to services at the
church. Interment in the Redwood
Memorial Cemetery.
www.broomheadfuneralhome.com

Published
in Salt Lake Tribune on October 16, 2011

RICK JAMES BERGER

1943 ~ 2011
Our son, husband, father,
grandfather, uncle and friend passed away peacefully on October 8, 2011 after a
courageous two-year battle with cancer. Rick James Berger was born on September
8, 1943 in Driggs, ID to Robert and Faye Berger. He was the second of four boys.
He grew up in Milford, UT and played on his high school basketball team. Rick
joined the National Guard in 1962 and served for two years. He graduated from
Southern Utah State College in 1967 with a double major in Math and English and
a minor in Physical Education. In 1966 he married and had two children. Robert
Berger born in 1967 and Tiffany Berger born in 1969. Rick was an Allstate
Account Agent for 28 years and retired ten years ago. He was sealed to Tawnya
Berger in the LDS Temple on May 22, 2010. Rick was an avid golfer and enjoyed
hunting, camping and watching the Utah Jazz. He was a loving, kind and
impressive man with a zest for life and will be dearly missed by all who knew
him.
He is survived by his mother Faye Berger; brothers Jerry (Jody), Chris
and Joel (Tammy); his children, Robert (Alexandra) and Tiffany Berger Brown; his
grandchildren, Taylor Brown and Noah Berger; his wife Tawnya Berger and her
children and grandchildren. Along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and
friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15,
2011 at the Orchard 6th Ward, 3599 South Orchard Drive Bountiful, UT. Friends
and family may call at the church prior to services at 11:00-12:45. Interment
will be held at the Bountiful City Cemetery.

ELWOOD S, ( BOB) VINCENT

Elwood S. (Bob) Vincent born June 6, 1924 in Milford Utah to Marion and Marge Skinner Vincent passed away on Sept.22, 2011 in Bountiful Utah
of natural causes.

Special thanks to George E. Wahlen Veterans Home and a special, special, thanks to long time friend, Myrna Neely. Family and friends are invited to attend graveside services which will be held at 2:00 pm Monday Sept. 26, 2011at the Bountiful
City cemetery, 200 West 2224. So. On line guest book at www.russonmortuary.com..

Patsy Jane Puffer Nilsson (1940-2011) Class of 58

Patsy Jane Nilsson, age 71, died at her home in Nampa, Ida.,
on Friday, July 22, 2011, after a courageous struggle with cancer.
Born Jan. 21, 1940, in Beaver, Utah, to Margaret and Oren Puffer, the oldest of four children, Patsy was raised and attended school in Milford, Utah. She married Elwood Dewey Nilsson on April 14, 1960. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Boise LDS Temple on June 29, 1999. They were blessed with two children, Curtis Wayne and Janet Ann.
She spent most of her adult life living in Las Vegas, Nev., and Nampa, with Elwood and her children.
Patsy was a longtime member of the Nampa 2nd LDS Ward. She held many callings over the years in Cub Scouts, Primary, Sunday School and Relief Society but her favorite was at the Family History Center where she served a mission.
When her mission was over she was asked to stay on as a volunteer, which she
did until health problems no longer allowed her to do so. She had a love for
genealogy and for helping anyone who was interested in tracing their family
roots. She gained many lifelong friends through this work.
Patsy was a sweet, generous, kind-hearted lady who was unselfish in every way.
She always had a smile and never complained; even at the end of her life
battling cancer she always stayed positive. She had a love for the elderly and
for little children. She “adopted” several neighborhood widows, always there for them whenever they were in need.
Every little kid in the neighborhood loved to come to her house. Her love for
the elderly would eventually take her to become a Certified Nurses Aid, and
work in nursing homes where the residents loved her.
Later as Elwood became ill she took care of him with love and always without
complaint. She was always doing something for someone else, never thinking
about herself. She loved flowers and gardening and had a green thumb; making
everything not only grow but flourish.
Patsy’s greatest love in life was being a mother and grandmother. She cherished
every moment she got to spend with her children and grandchildren; she lived to
make them happy. She was patient, kind and loving, with a great sense of humor.
She will be greatly missed by them and all who had the opportunity to know her.
Patsy is survived by her children; a son, Curtis Nilsson and his wife Trina of
Nampa; a daughter, Janet Kahn of Nampa; four grandchildren – Ian, Kassandra,
Chauntel and Kylie; a brother, Joe Puffer, and sisters, JoNell Goddard and
Annette Pitts and their spouses, and several nieces, nephews and special
friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Margaret and Oren Puffer and her
husband Elwood Nilsson.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 28, at the Nampa
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1651 East Amity Road, Nampa.
Burial will follow at the KohlerlawnCemetery.
Friends and family are also invited to a viewing at the Alsip & Persons
Funeral Chapel, 404 10th Ave. South, Nampa, on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

Published inIdaho Press Tribune on July 27, 2011
SMITH, JONELLE
July 6, 1935 to July 13, 2011 Jonelle was born July 6th, 1935 in Milford, Utah
to Clyde “Max” Baxter and Iona Cloward. She graduated from Milford High School
and moved to Las Vegas, NV
shortly after, then to the Los Angeles area, and
eventually to San Diego.
She gave birth to two beautiful sons, Bradley Frank and Gregory Paul. During
the early-70′s, she met her true love and her eternal best friend, Harold
Derrell Smith. They were married January 30th, 1971. That day, she gained two
more sons, whom she adored; Jeffrey Harold and Ronald Derrell Smith. Jonelle
had an unparalleled love for music. She was a singer, a pianist, an organist,
and a wonderful conductor. She was in a performing group called the Heritage
Harmonies and sung with them all over San Diego
county, including the Del
Mar Fair. Jonelle and her loving husband traveled all over the world. Jonelle
was very active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She held
numerous callings including Relief Society President, and San Diego Temple
Worker. Jonelle also enjoyed quilting, crocheting, needlepoint, and playing
cards. She made each grandchild a crocheted blanket. She was also known by her
inner circle and family as the best pie maker. She will be deeply missed by
many. Jonelle left behind 11 grandchildren, five great-grand-children and many
friends. She is survived by her bereaved, and eternal husband Harold Smith;
sons Bradley Frank (Marie) Hopkins, Gregory Paul (Mary Lynne) Hopkins, Jeffrey
Harold (Michelle) Smith and Ronald Derrell (Jodene) Smith. She was preceded in
death by her father, mother, brother Mitchell, and nephew Todd. Memorial
Service will be held at 11am on Friday, July 22nd, 2011, in the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 6767
51st St., San Diego, CA 92120.
There will be a Viewing from 10:00 to 10:45am.

Published
in San Diego Union-Tribune
on July 17, 2011

Judith Vvs Baxter Bedingfield,

Judy was born on August 15th 1939 passed away on
July 7
th 2011. Preceded in death by her husband Garry Bedingfield; Judy is
survived by her sister Bonnie McIntyre, brothers Charles, Craig, and Doug
Baxter; her children Mark, Michael, and Travis Daly, Jennifer Handy,  Jill
Wiscombe, Lance and Derrik Bedingfield, and sixteen
grandchildren.

Judy was characterized as a
person with boundless energy and compassion, always thinking of others before
herself.  Judy was always willing to help others and did so throughout her
life.  Never one to be idle, Judy was constantly active.

Her incredible culinary
talent was admired and enjoyed by all. She had a keen sense of humor and a very
quick wit.  Those who knew and loved her will miss her wonderful
personality.

A celebration of life will
be held on Friday, July 15
th from 4:00 to 8:00
pm at the St. George Opera House located at 212 N Main St. George, Utah.

Judy loved life, her many
friends and will be missed by all.

In lieu of flowers, the
family requests donations to the Red Cross blood bank.

Catherine Nancy Pitchforth Crosby

October 14, 1921 ~ July 7, 2011

Catherine Nancy Pitchforth Crosby, age 89, passed away in St. George, Utah, on Thursday, July
7, 2011. She was born in Milford, Utah on October 14, 1921, the daughter of
Samuel Eugene Pitchforth and Theresa Mendelsohn Pitchforth. Catherine was
raised in Milford, and graduated from Milford High School in 1940. She
graduated from Dixie College in 1942.
Catherine married Paul Miles Crosby at Hattiesburg, Mississippi on August 4,
1942, and spent most of her adult life traveling with her Army husband and
raising three children. After Paul retired from the Army, they moved to
Flagstaff, Arizona, for three years and then on to St. George, where Paul
taught at Dixie College.
Catherine is survived by her son, Colonel (Ret) Paul (Ivadell) S. Crosby of
Battle Ground, Washington; daughter, Linda C. Beddow of Richmond, Virginia;
son, John (Leslie) C. Crosby of Tucson, Arizona; seven grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren; and brother, Samuel (Gladys) E. Pitchforth, Jr., of Lehi,
UT. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Crosby; sisters, Florence
Wood and Patricia Curtis; and brother, Donald Pitchforth.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at the
St. George City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s
Association or the American Cancer Society.

GEORGE HORTON Jr.

George Alfred Horton, Jr. 1927 ~ 2011 I look
back on my life withabsolute wonder. I have been afforded opportunities and
blessings beyond all imagination, for which I am profoundly grateful. I am the
oldest son of George Alfred and Macel Rogers Horton and was born in Milford,
Utah, on Feb. 23, 1927. I have the distinction of having been born in the town
library, in which my mother was librarian and my parents had a small apartment.
On May 2, 1952, I married Norma Sumsion of Springville, UT, whom I met while we
were serving missions in Louisville, KY. This was the best decision I ever made.
It has amazed me that, out of humble beginnings, I have been privileged to study
at seven schools of higher education, receive advanced degrees at BYU and UCLA, teach in the Church Seminaries and Institutes and at
BYUHawaii and Provo, and serve as director of the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near
Eastern Studies. In the Church Education System (CES) I was privileged to serve
as a district and division coordinator of Seminaries and Institutes for
California Central. At the general level, I served as Director of Production and
Distribution and also Director of Curriculum for CES. I give credit for any
success to my mother, who nurtured me in my early Church activity; my father,
who was a great exemplar of Christian virtues; my wife, who has loved,
supported, “guided,” and encouraged me in achieving the best; our children
(Sharon [Steve Larson], Orange, CA; Sterling [Adrienne], Kailua, HI; Helen,
Washington DC; Jo Ann [David Seely], Provo, UT; Roger [Teresa], Mesa, AZ; Scott
[Debra], Philadelphia, PA; Holly [Joseph Jensen], South Jordan, UT;
grandchildren (Christopher [Marisha] and Lindsay [Neal Call] Larson; Jennifer
[Sean Medeiros], Michael [Tasha], Kristy [Aaron Scherman], Erin [Joshua Sandon],
and Michelle Horton; Audrey, Brigham, Dallin [Sarah], and Russell Bastian;
Rachel [Andrew Grover], Joseph, Kathryn, and Benjamin Seely; Heather and Corinne
Horton; Emily, Hyrum, Grant, Hollianne, and Liam Horton; Jonathan and David
Jensen); and great-grandchildren (Ayda and Evie Larson; Addison Call; Auli’i,
Kai, and Koa Medeiros; Jaden and Maya Horton; Hannah Scherman; Taylor Sandon;
Mary Elizabeth, Hannah Ruth, and Rachel Eve Bastian; Miriam and Samuel Grover)
who have showered me with their love. After serving in the U.S. Navy, the first great turning point in my life was
serving in the East Central States Mission (19491951). Other activity in the
Church included teaching assignments, serving on writing committees,
participating on five high councils, and serving as bishop of the Sherman Oaks
(CA) Second Ward as well as branch and district president at the MTC in Provo
and as president of the BYU Second Stake. It was my privilege to be a member of
the four-man committee that prepared the final editions of the Topical Guide and
Triple Index for the “new” LDS editions of the scriptures. I appreciate the
skills of my doctors (James Clark, Douglas Smith, Jeff Groves, and Loran Cook)
who should not go unrecognized. They have helped to extend my life and improve
my well-being. I am survived by my wife, Norma, seven children, 24
grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and brother William Richard (Delores)
Horton. I have been preceded in death by two older half-brothers, Alfred Lowell
Horton and Marvin Rollins Horton, and my youngest brother, Donald Earl Horton. I
have unbounded gratitude to the Lord, who blessed me with a believing heart in
early childhood. I have not feared death except for twinges of conscience that I
could have lived a better life. I have an undying testimony of the truthfulness
of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, the divine power of the Holy Melchizedek
Priesthood, the sacred scriptures, and the immortality of the soul. I have a
sure testimony of the appearance of the Father and the Son to Joseph Smith in
the Sacred Grove. I have great appreciation for all who have ministered for the
gospel’s sake and particularly for Joseph Smith. I have an outpouring of love
for all my forebears, who made my heritage and blessings possible. There is
gratitude in my heart for the inspiration from the Holy Spirit. It has assisted
us in compiling our family history. I have loved my wife, parents, children,
grandchildren and great-grandchildrenalso my wonderful neighbors, friends,
colleagues, and acquaintances worldwide. I end with an expression of gratitude
to my beloved wife, family, and teachers and have the faith that we shall soon
meet again in a joyous reunion. God bless you all. /George/ George’s passing
took place on June 30, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon,
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at the Oak Hills Stake Center, 925 East North Temple
Drive, Provo. Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 East Center,
Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 and at the church Wednesday from 10:30-11:45 a.m.
prior to services. Interment, Historical Springville Cemetery, at Fourth South
and Second West, Springville, Utah. In lieu of flowers, if you care to, please
make a donation to the LDS Church missionary fund. Condolences may be sent to
the family through www.bergmortuary.com.

Published in Deseret News on
July 3, 2011
Shirley Coleen Anderson
(September 10, 1938 – June 11, 2011

Shirley Coleen Anderson

SANTA CLARA, UTAH – In 1938 a special event occurred in this area that went unnoticed by the world in general; God sent down a very special angel to dwell among us. This angel was so special because she had a heart with an enormous capacity for love and compassion.

From that day on she began to give a piece of that heart to everyone she met until this week she had none left to give and Heavenly Father called her home. “Well done good and faithful servant.”

Shirley Anderson passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011. She was born in Milford, Utah on September 10, 1938, to Robert L. and Verna Bird Tomsik. She was the third of three sisters and later joined by two brothers.

She grew up and attended school in Milford, first a tomboy and later a beautiful young woman. She married Gary Anderson in 1955 in her parents home. They were later sealed for time and eternity in the Los Angeles LDS Temple.

She had seven children, Jeff, Alan, Cari Lynn Beddow, Kelly Rae (Milton) Conrad, Grant, Erika Dawn (Jake) Hunt and Rachel Christabell (Jayson) Lee, who she loved and served every day of her life. Also she adored her 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Shirley loved holidays, especially Christmas and decorated her home for each occasion. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, going to dinner with friends, shopping with her daughters, gardening, crocheting rugs, arts and crap (as her husband says) and most of all loved the gospel of Jesus Christ and serving others. Upon moving to a new ward she would tell the Bishop, “call me where you need me,” which resulted twice in her being called as Relief Society President before she even knew the other sisters. She served as Primary President and as a Counselor in the Stake Primary. She also served with her husband in the St. George LDS Temple for six and a half years.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 17, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at the Santa Clara LDS 6th Ward, 3815 West Rachel Drive, Santa Clara, Utah. Visitation will take place Thursday, June 16, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Pine View Mortuary, 566 North Mall Drive, St. George, Utah, and Friday, June 17, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clara LDS 6th Ward, prior to services. Interment will be at the Milford City Cemetery in Milford, Utah. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Pine View Mortuary, 435-986-4222.

Fred A. O’Leary , oldest son of Fred W and Hilda C. O’Leary passed away Nov. 21, 2010 in Ely, Nevada at Ely Care Center of causes incident to age.  He was born in Moroni, Utah on May 6, 1925.  He attended school in Moroni until 3rd grade then moved to Milford where he he met his best friend , Albin (Ab) Holm, who would remain so all the rest of their lives. He then finished grade school and high school.  After high school, he met and married Dorene Jameson in the St George LDS Temple.  They were the parents of one daughter, Karma Rae O’leary.   They were later divorced.   He married Virginia Merrill and had one daughter, Linda Christine O’Leary.He was employed by the city of Milford for a while and also worked as a mechanic at some of the garages.  He then went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad as a section foreman for many years.    The family moved to Ely, Nevada where Fred worked as a mechanic for Kennecot.  Fred is survived by his daughter, Linda O’Leary, his sisters, Kathlyn Holm of Salt Lake City, Utah: Vanda (Gene) Eversole of Las Vegas; ex wife. Virginia O’Leary of Wyoming, stepson Kenneth O’Leary of Wyo., special granddaughter, Tawnya  O. Sperling who has cared for him for several years, and several other grandchildren and great-grandchild, Autumn Sperling. ; Preceded in death by his parents, brother, Bert W. O’Leary of St. George, daughter, Karma O. Morris of Texas(Oct 24, 2010) , stepson William O’Leary and ex-wife, Dorene.  A service was previously held December 9, 2010, in the LDS chapel in Ely ,Nevada.  Ashes to be buried in Milford at a later date in the spring.Boyd V. Applegate
(July 20, 1951 – February 6, 2011)
Boyd V Applegate, age 59, died Sunday, February 6, 2011 at the VA Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada after a valiant battle with Leukemia. He was born July 20, 1951 in Milford, Utah to Lyle D and Jewell Doreen Couch Applegate. On January 22, 1972 he married Christine Florence Myers in Milford, Utah. They were sealed on February 23, 1974 in the St. George LDS Temple. Boyd grew up in Milford where he excelled in sports. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps while he was still in High School, serving in Vietnam. After he married his high school sweetheart, they lived for a short time in Milford before moving to Riverton, UT where he was involved in real estate and construction projects. In 1988 they settled in Logandale, Nevada, where he owned his own business. He served as the chairman of the Moapa Valley 4th of July committee for many years as well as many other community groups. Boyd will be remembered for his passion and love for his country, his church and helping the youth. He loved his wife and children and found great joy in watching them have success. Survivors include his wife, Christine of Logandale, NV; four sons and three daughters: Mindy (Darren) Leavitt of Overton, NV; Teresa (Lon) Leavitt of Phoenix, AZ; Jeffery (Kami) of Gunnison, UT; Chandra (Richard) Miller of Morgan, UT; Vernon (Rebecca) of Las Vegas, NV: Darrin and Bret both of Orem, UT; 17 grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters: Elbert (Marcia) of Wieser, ID; Donna (Dean) Carter of Minersville, UT; Nona (Joe) Bradshaw of Ely, NV; Gary (Marsha) of Tooele, UT; Bryce of Ely, Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Dorene Ward. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Logandale LDS Stake Center. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 9, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at the Moapa Valley Mortuary and again from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. prior to services at the chapel. Interment will be in the Logandale Cemetery under the direction of Moapa Valley Mortuary.

George Richard Jefferson

July 1, 1930 – December 18, 2010

G. Richard Jefferson died on Saturday the 18th of December in Milford, Utah. He was born July 1st 1930 in Salt Lake City, Utah to George and Grace Jefferson. Richard attended schools in Milford and in California. He served as a Sgt. In the U. S. Airforce as a veteran of WWII. Richard lived in Milford all of his life, he served as a county commissioner for twelve years and enjoyed every minute.

He is survived by his wife Linley and first wife Earleen, Six Children Brad, Denise, Darla, George, Tom and Elisabeth Anne. His brother Tom Jefferson of Elko, NV.

Richard leaves many grandchildren, and very special grandson Jackson Redmond of Powell, WY. Richard was a Master Mason in good standing belonging to the Franklin-Albert Pike #12 Lodge.

There will be no funeral service as this was his wish. Arrangements under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.

Albin Holm

March 1, 1926 ~  December 5, 2010 Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend Albin Holm, age 84, passed away on December 5, 2010 in Cedar City, Utah.

He was born on March 1, 1926 in Milford, Utah to John Victor and Lucy Elizabeth Bozarth Holm. Milford High School Class of 1944

Albin served with the Army Air Corp during WWII, and then worked as a mechanic in Milford and Cedar City. He later owned his own business for several years. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Albin is survived by his wife Ann Loraine. His children; Randal Albin (late Elizabeth Tamraz) Holm of Tucson, AZ., Sherrie Ann (Merrill) Jones of Jacksonville, FL., David A. (Carlene Dalton) Holm of Cedar City, UT., and Shaun L. Holm of Cedar City, UT., his brother Andrew, along with 8 wonderful grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Martin, Charles, James and Frank Holm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 11:00 am at the Cedar Hills LDS Chapel located at 95 North 2125 West in Cedar City, Utah.

A viewing will be held on Friday, December 10, 2010 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Southern Utah Mortuary. On Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the Cedar Hills Church from 9:30-10:30 am.

Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.

 
Joyce Foester El-Mogazi
1941 – 2010

Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Joyce Foerster El-Mogazi, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2010 at age 69.

Although Joyce spent the majority of her life in Lake Charles, LA, she was born in Miami, Florida, on March 21, 1941 to Richard Edward and Leah Thompson Foerster and spent her youth in Milford and Bountiful, Utah.
Inspired by her parents, Joyce had a wonderful love of nature and hiking trails, especially the red rock country of southwest Utah. She recognized the importance of protecting the environment for all of us to cherish. She loved sharing her knowledge about nature with her family and friends, especially children. An avid bird watcher, she was the editor of the Gulf Coast Bird Club monthly newspaper column for about ten years.
Joyce graduated from Bountiful High School, Utah in 1959. Shortly after high school, she attended classes at the University of Utah where she began to work toward a degree in Middle Eastern Studies learning both Arabic and Persian languages. Although she left the university to marry and start a family, she went on to acquire her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from McNeese State University later in life while in the midst of raising 3 children. Determined to acquire her college degree, Joyce would walk to classes from her home. While at McNeese, she obtained a perfect 4.0 GPA.
Joyce had a passion for reading and for teaching others. She would substitute teach while her children were in grade school and later volunteered for the Lake Charles Literacy Council, devoting a large portion of her time to teaching students to read and speak English. She earned several awards from local civic clubs and the Governor of Louisiana for her significant effort with the Literacy Council.
For the past 10 years, Yoga was an integral part of Joyce’s life. She began practicing in 2000 and became a certified yoga instructor in 2004, receiving her certification from the astute Kripalu Center of Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. She loved teaching and sharing her practice with her students. Joyce also enjoyed doing genealogy work. She spent years tirelessly documenting and learning about her mother and father’s ancestors, providing her family and future generations with invaluable insights to their family tree.
Of all her accomplishments, Joyce’s caring nature and unrivaled love for her family will be missed most. Her work as a homemaker was appreciated most, helping raise a family united and timelessly bound together by her love. She will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Mohamed El-Mogazi, a daughter Dina, sons Raddi (Susanna) and Ricky (Gretchen); grandchildren Alex, Aleah, Garrett and Jasper. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial service will be held at Johnson Funeral Home of Lake Charles, Wednesday, October 13, 2010, at 4:00 pm, with a visitation beginning at 3:00 pm. Mr. Brad Moore will be officiating the ceremony. Cremation was entrusted to the Johnson Funeral Home. Internment is planned at Consolata cemetery of Lake Charles privately by the family at a later date.  Joyce made several comments on our blog, read her entry in the “sign-in” section and the Friday the 13th post.

Daisy Adell Rigby Hansen

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

RUPERT – Daisy Adell Rigby Hansen, age 79, of Rupert, passed away Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at Highland Estates in Burley.
Daisy was born May 1, 1931, in Twin Groves, Idaho, the daughter of Fava Vernal and Verneta Waldram Rigby. She graduated from Milford High School in Utah in 1941.She married Stanley Westover Hansen on June 6, 1950, in Pioche, Nev.Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on March 20, 1951. They lived in Utah, California and Oregon prior to moving to Rupert in 1959 to farm.
Daisy was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.She and Stanley served in the Logan LDS Temple for two years. She spent many hours making quilts and finding bargains on shoes and clothes for Humanitarian Aid. She had also worked at the Burley Wal-Mart store for 13 ½ years. Daisy was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother; she loved her family very much.
She is survived by her children, Jackie (Ryan) Pearson and Regina(Merlin) Yost, all of Burley, Sheryl (Brad) Rex of Emmett, David (Debbie) Hansen of Burley and Mark Hansen of Nampa; her sisters, Geraldine Gorman of Pocatello, Donna Stevens of Spanish Fork, Utah, Pearl Briggs of Beaver, Utah, and Glenda Johnson of St. George, Utah; one brother,Jim Bunker of Salt Lake City, Utah; 26 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband,Stanley in 2001; her parents; her brothers, Fava Rigby Jr. and Chadley Duane Rigby; and a granddaughter, Janae Yost.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at the Rupert LDS Stake Center, 324 E. 18th St. in Rupert, with Bishop Rick Larsen officiating. Burial will be in the Rupert Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St. in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Friday at the church.
The family expresses their sincere appreciation to Highland Estates and Cassia Regional Medical Center for the outstanding care given to our mother.

Valjean Williams Class of 46

Michael K. Fisher

January 17, 1941 – September 7, 2010
Michael K. Fisher, 69, beloved father, grandfather, brother and son passed away on September 7, 2010 in Cedar City, Utah. He was the first child of seven born on January 17, 1941 in Milford, Utah to Ira Mitchell and Mary Elizabeth Terry Fisher.

He graduated from Milford High School in May 1959. He joined the Air Force and was honorably discharged a short time after due to a medical injury. He then served as a Police Officer in Cedar City for 18 years. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. You could always find Mike working on vehicles or cheating at card games. He wasn’t one to lose at a game of chess either.

Michael is survived by his children: Teresa Nicole (Nici) Prestwich of Cedar City, UT., John W. B. Fisher of Tampa, FL., Curtis Todd Fisher of Bonifay, FL., Tyson J. (Michelle) Fisher of Enoch, UT., and Tasha (Greg) Dolgoff of Dugway, UT. His father Ira Mitchell Fisher of Milford, UT., his brothers; Jan (Betty) Fisher of Crystal River, FL., Tim (Kenna) Fisher of Heber, UT., and Bart Fisher of Milford, UT. His sisters; Terry (Doug) Judy of Idaho Falls, ID., and Michelle (Donald) Livingston of Milford, UT., along with 4 grandchildren; Dustin Raey Prestwich, Carley Ann Prestwich, Kasandra Prestwich and Wyatt Tyson Fisher.

He is preceded in death by his mother Beth, and brother, Robert Fisher.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 13, 2010 at 1:00 pm at the Milford LDS Church, 748 West 600 South, Milford. A viewing will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2010 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Southern Utah Mortuary located at 190 North 300 West, in Cedar City, UT. With another viewing at the Milford LDS Church on Monday, September 13, 2010 from 11:30-12:30 pm. Interment will be in the Milford Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.

MARGARET LUND

Margaret Grace Lund 1912 ~ 2010 Margaret Grace Lund passed away in Milford, Utah on Monday morning, September 6, 2010. She was born on April 2, 1912 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Peter Condie and Grace Clara Hawkes Sanders. She grew up in Holliday, UT on her grandfather Hawkes farm and orchards. Margaret graduated from East High School and studied three years of nursing at County Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT. She married Howard Niel Lund on July 1, 1933 in Farmington, UT and was later sealed to Howard in the Manti LDS Temple on April 7, 2001. Margaret was an excellent cook, professional seamstress and homemaker. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings. She served many years as a makeup artist for Milford High School plays and productions. Margaret was a great artist and loved to do oils and water colors, she also did sketching and charcoal drawings. She belonged to the Rebecca Lodge, Lady Fireman and Engineers, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She loved to play pinocle bridge with friends and she attended at the Senior Citizens center. Margaret is survived by her children Grace Higbee of Santa, CA, Bonnie (Arthur J.) Johnson of Kayesville, UT, Steven Niel (Barbara) Lund of Manti, UT, Laura Kay Gray of Milford, UT, Mary (Gary) Donithan of Cedar City, UT, and 18 grandchildren, four step- grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 10 step great-grandchildren and 15 great- great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Howard and her son-in-law Ralph Higbee. Funeral Services will be held Saturday September 11, 2010 12:00 p.m. at Milford 1st Ward Chapel located at 748 West 600 South, Milford, UT. A visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. prior to services at Milford 1st Ward Chapel. Interment will be in the Milford City Cemetery all under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to www.southernutahmortuary.com.

Roma Williams

MHS class of 1950

Wayne Easton Lyman

July 14, 1931 – July 23, 2010

MHS Class of 1950

Biography

POCATELLO-Wayne Easton Lyman, 79, of Aberdeen, passed away Friday, July 23, 2010 at a local hospital surrounded by his loving family. Wayne was born July 14, 1931 the 3rd of 6 children of Wayne Roper Lyman and Margaret Easton
Lyman in Milford, Utah; where he attended school and enjoyed playing basketball and going to dances.
Wayne joined the United States Air Force in 1950, and served his country as an aircraft mechanic during the Korean conflict and after serving, received an honorable discharge in 1953.
After moving to Pocatello, Wayne went to work for Garrett Freight lines as a diesel mechanic, he retired in the early 1990’s.
He met Yvonne Cox and were married June 15, 1956 in Pocatello, Idaho and together had 4 children; Clayton, Denice, Lori, and Thomas. They were later sealed together in the Ogden LDS temple.
Wayne was proud to be a lifetime member of the NRA, and a member of the Machinist Union. He also served as the mayor of Arimo and currently serving on the Senior Citizens Board in Aberdeen.
Wayne is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in the Sunday School. Every fall he loved going on cattle roundups on the Big Onion. He loved hunting and fishing and being outdoors. He had a love for horses were he became involved in 4-H and High School Rodeo with his son Tom.

His most favorite way to spend his time was with his 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandson, and they lovingly nicknamed him “Grandpa EZ”. He will be missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Yvonne Lyman , Aberdeen, ID, children, Clayton Lyman, Tucson, AZ, Denice (Terry) Anderson, Kearns, UT, Lori (Troy) Beck, Aberdeen, ID, Thomas Lyman, Tyhee, ID, five sisters, Melpha (Bob) Kane, Beaver dam, AZ, Geraldine Christesen, Pocatello, ID, Shirleen Quinn, Salt Lake City, UT, Helen (Don) Mecham, Idaho Falls, ID, Marion (Sam) Houston, Sunset, UT, a niece, Marci (Leroy) Bartu, Pocatello,ID, ten grandchildren, Danielle, Katrina, Anthony, Niccole, Natalie, Britanie, Tyler, Ashley, Kristan, Samantha, and a great grandson, Ethan.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at the Aberdeen 2nd Ward Chapel, Aberdeen, Idaho with Bishop Daryl McCombs, officiating. A viewing will be held from 6-8 pm Tuesday evening July 27th at the Aberdeen 2nd ward Chapel and also one hour prior to the services at the church. Burial will follow at the Aberdeen Cemetery with military honors. Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.colonial-funeralhome.com.

Alfred ‘Fred’ Glen Baker, 81, passed away at his home in Provo, Utah, May 26, 2010.

He was born on the family homestead outside of Milford, Utah, June 15, 1928, to William Jesse Baker and Edna Hutchings Baker.

He contracted polio at the age of 2 which in later years caused his limited mobility and was attributed to his passing.

Baker was active in many civic organizations in Green River where he lived and raised his family.

He was president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, and in 1960 was named Wyoming outstanding J.C.

He was awarded the Key Man Award, and the Distinguished Service Award in 1962.

He was a member of the local and state school board associations for two terms.

He served as a scoutmaster and finance chairman for the Jim Bridger BSA and was ward clerk for the LDS church for several years.

He was president of the first planning and zoning committee in Green River, and served as secretary of the Sweetwater County Planning and  Zoning Committee.

Baker worked as a wire chief for U.P. Railroad until he retired in 1988.

He is survived by his wife, Maisel Anderson Baker; son Robert Ray of Ft. Garland, Colo.; daughter, Alison Klingler and husband Kent of Boise, Idaho; son-in-law, Shane Hyde and wife Theresa of Roy, Utah; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and sister Helen Wilson, Fresno, California.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and daughter, Patricia Kay Hyde.

Funeral services were conducted at the Edgemont Sixth Ward in Provo on Saturday. Burial in Green River.

Linda Easton Barnum

May 23, 2010

Linda Easton Barnum, of St. George, Utah, was born November 1, 1941, to Sildona Jensen and Lawrence Clifford Easton. She peacefully passed away on May 19, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada, after a long battle with cancer. Linda married Marion Thyrel (Gabby) Barnum in 1958, and they had 3 children. In 1967, they were divorced and she remarried for 6 years and then chose to remain single for her remaining years.

Linda worked in the restaurant industry in Las Vegas until 1977, and then went to work in the trucking industry. For 16 years her job took her to; Salt Lake, UT, Lafayette, CA, Pleasant Hills, CA, Diamond Bar, CA, and San Jacinto, CA and then back to Las Vegas. She then moved to St. George where she worked for DATS trucking for the past 16 years.

Traveling was a big part of her life. She was able to see a lot of the world with her family and close friends: Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, China, Japan, Peru, Italy, and many different areas of the United States

She is survived by: her former husband, Gabby Barnum (Nora) (Las Vegas, NV); children, Larry (Cindy) Barnum of Las Vegas, NV, Dawna Gubler (Mark) of Las Vegas, NV, Dennis Barnum (Jolynne) of Henderson, NV; grandchildren, Tysa Anderson (Brad), Heather Rickey (Ryan), Trista Werly (Joel), Valadee Owens (Cameron), Cliff Barnum, Katie Barnum, Blake Barnum, Jaleece Barnum, Hannah Barnum, Coleman Barnum; 9 great-grandchildren; brother, Mike Easton (Nancy) of Sandy, UT; sister-in-law, Nani Woods (Randy) of Mesquite, NV; and many other nieces and nephews and their families which she loved very much. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, McClain Easton.

The family would like to thank Dr. Te’s office and staff, “The Angles” at the Infusion Center and also two truly caring people, Barry and Marci, from the Albertson’s Pharmacy, for their tender loving care of Linda.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at the LDS Stake Center, 500 N. Bluff Street. Friends and family may call Tuesday evening, May 25, 2010, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Spilsbury Mortuary and also Wednesday, from 9:30 to 10:30 am prior to the services, at the church. Interment will be in the Mesquite City Cemetery in Mesquite, NV at 2:00 pm (Nevada-time).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen research at http://ww5.komen.org/donate.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, St. George, UT, (435) 673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Linda’s guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com.

PATSY FOWLES JOHNSON

Patsy Anne Fowles Johnson 1931 ~ 2010 Patsy Anne Johnson passed away peacefully at home Sunday, May 16, 2010 with her family by her side. She was born December 15, 1931, daughter of Delpen and Virginia Fowles. She married Eugene C. Johnson August 26, 1949. Patsy loved life and her family. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was an artist, loved music, reading and crocheting. She mostly loved being with her family, especially playing games with the kids. She is preceded in death by her husband Eugene, son Patrick (Annie) and Baby Johnson born and died 1957. She is survived by her daughter Sydnie, son Robert (Nancy) granddaughters Amber, Angie (Deryal), Anna (Steve) and Frannie, great-grandchildren Savanna, Brady, Ian and Tadgh, brothers Roland, Arden (Carla), Doug (Myrlene), sisters MaryLouise Caputo Larsen and Lois Jean Bracken. Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 29, 1:00 p.m. at Milford cemetery, Milford UT. Thank you Intermountain Healthcare and Hospice for taking care of Patsy.

 

MILFORD – Robert “Bob” L Carter, 84, passed away March 11, 2010 at his home. He was born May 2, 1925 in Minersville, Utah to Frank and Druculla Bradfield Carter. He married Helen Irene Atkin. May 21, 1945 in Milford, Utah. Bob has lived most of his life in Milford. He was an avid horse racing fan and ran many of his own horses. He enjoyed camping, hunting, dancing & fishing. He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for 42 years. Bob was the commander of the VFW. With Bob you always knew where you stood with him and he liked to tell you like it was in his opinion. He was a very good cook and enjoyed cooking. He is survived by his two children, Elaine Wescott of Carlin, NV. And Douglas (Eva) Carter of Milford. He has 10 grandchildren and 27 great, grandchildren. Three brothers, Arlan B. (Virginia) Carter of Cedar City, LaVere (Judy) Carter of Tooele, and Kent (Lois) Carter of Minersville. One sister Bonnie (Verl) Holdaway in West Valley City. He was preceded in death by his wife and one daughter, Carol Ann Carter. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 to 11:00am at the Graveside at Milford Cemetery. Family and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 from 9:00am to 10:30am at the Southern Utah Mortuary in Milford. Interment in the Milford Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to beaver@southernutahmortuary.com.

Marguerite “Margie” Neilson
Mecham

March 12, 2010
MILFORD – Marguerite “Margie” Neilson Mecham,
passed away peacefully on March 6, 2010 at the
Milford Valley Memorial Hospital where she had
resided for the past 3 years. She was born May 28,
1922 in New Harmony, Utah to James Deitrick &
Emily “Emma” Adelia Grant Neilson. She married Max
LaThell Mecham on March 22, 1952 in Caliente, NV.
He preceded her in death on March 6, 1978. They
are the parents of Max Wain. Margie was well known
as an accomplished pianist. Because she played “by
ear” she was the undisputed favorite of many
soloists for whom she transposed, arranged and a
ccompanied. Although it’s impossible to count the
graduations, dances, weddings, funerals and
programs she played for, we do know she did so
willingly and with a love for those who heard her.
Margies family expresses their sincere love and
gratitude to each and every member of the staff who
served in any capacity at the Milford Valley Hospital.
She is survived by her younger brother James Dayle
(Verlyn) Neilson of New Harmony, Utah, Wain (Patti)
Mecham of Taylorsville, Utah, Paul (Peggy) Mecham
of Morgan, Utah and Lois (Howard) Farney of Cedar
City, Utah. She has 10 grandchildren and 13 great
grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and
their children who loved and were loved by “Auntie”
/ “Aunt Margie”.

Preceded in death by parents, husband and five
older siblings “J” Grant, Berenice, Keith, Ilene and
Shirley.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 13,
2010 at the Milford LDS 1st Ward Chapel. Family &
friends may pay their respects on Saturday, March
 

13, 2010 at the Church in Milford from 10:00 am to
11:30 am. Interment will be in the Cedar City
Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah
Mortuary in Beaver. Online condolences can be sent
to
beaver@southernutahmortuary.com. 

Carlie Waddoups Hale
(September 25, 1928 – February 22, 2010)
Class of 1946
Carlie Waddoups Hale passed away Feb. 22, 2010 at the age of 81. She was born September 25, 1928 to Vivian Call Waddoups and Carlie Lyman Waddoups in Milford, Utah. She was the last living member of her 9 brothers and sisters. She married Max Blaine Roberts July 6, 1947 and later solemnized in the Manti Temple. They lived in Mc Gill, Nevada for 11 years. They were in 1958 divorced. They had 3 children Blaine V. Roberts, Gorden M. Roberts, and Carlene Roberts-Steadman.

She was then married to Vernon N. Gronning Jan. 3, 1959. They were married for 40 years until Vernon passed away. Carlie lived in Milford, Utah, Las Vegas, Nevada and LaVerkin, Utah with Vernon. She moved to Seattle Washington to help her son Blaine with his business for several years after Vernon died.

Then she moved to Rigby, Idaho. Carlie met and married Hubert (Buck) Hale of Rigby, Idaho on Jan 10, 1992. They were married for 5 years until he passed away.

She is survived by her children: Blaine V. Roberts and Dixie Roberts, Gorden M. Roberts and Terri Roberts, and Carlene Roberts-Steadman and Michael Steadman, Step children: Trenna and Joe McClaren, Chris Gronning, Belinda and Merlin Sharp, Barbara and Jimmy Colvin and Mr. and Mrs.Kenneth Hale. She has 23 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren 11 step grandchildren and 23 step great grandchildren with Vernon. 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren with Buck. Total 39 Grandchildren and 79 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 1 step-son Jimmy Gronning, 2 grandchildren Cassie Roberts and Daniel Roberts her husbands Max B. Roberts, Vernon N. Gronning, Hubert (Buck) M. Hale and all of her brothers and sisters and parents.

She was a faithful member of the LDS church and served others with her whole heart. She worked in the St. George temple and Idaho Falls Temple as an ordinance worker. She was a Relief Society President in Las Vegas and in Rigby Idaho. She later served and LDS mission to the Salt lake Genealogical Family Mission.

She graduated from Milford High School and attended Es-cells School of Cosmetology and lived at the Beehive house in Salt Lake. She owned her own beauty Salon in Las Vegas where she was president of the cosmetology association for many years. She returned back to College in St. George, Utah and graduated in her 50’s.

Carlie loved the outdoors. She loved to hunt and fish and play with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a wonderful mother and was always thinking of others before herself. She loved to sew and spent many hours serving others through humanitian service. She love to make wonderful crafts, porcelain, paintings and gifts and her joy was to share these with others. She was always helping someone. Her passion was for genealogy work. She research and submitted many names for temple work.

There will be no funeral at her request. There will be a graveside service in LaVerkin, Utah pending future arrangements,

Virginia Ryan Clark

1921-2009

 
The loving family of Virginia Ryan Clark sadly announces that Virginia passed away on Wednesday Dec. 30, 2009 in Woodland Hills after a brief illness. She was 88 years old and a resident of Camarillo.
 
Born in Draper, Utah in 1921, Virginia was the eldest child of John Douglas and Mildred Dunyon Ryan and grew up on the Wah Wah Ranch near Milford, Utah. 
 
A graduate of Utah State University, she pursued a long and rewarding career as a school teacher for nearly 40 years including 30 years with the Los Angeles Unified SAchool District.
 
Virginia is survived by her sons, William Douglas Clark and Walter John Clark, grandchildren, Matthew John Clark and Shannon Courtney Clark, and brothers John D. Ryan and Sherman H. Ryan.
 
A Memorial Service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday January 9, 2010 at the Griffin Family Funeral Chapel 1075 E. Daily Drive, Camarillo.
 
Virginia was a 1939 graduate from Milford High School.

    Bill B. Cook of Milford, Utah passed away January 27, 2010 in Orem, Utah at Timpanogus Medical Center. Bill was born on November 2, 1950 in the Old Milford Hospital to Jess & Helen Cook. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sibling.

Bill’s childhood was spent on the Milford flat riding horses, raising cattle and helping his dad & uncle. He graduated from Milford High School and went to Trade Tech in Salt Lake City, Utah. While he was there he roomed with Doug Carter, Leland Banks & Terry Wiseman and they remained friends all these years.

Bill worked several jobs in the Milford area including the mine and mill. Bill worked for Wayne Wiseman at the ready mix and recently for Dalton’s Farms for 22 years. It was said that Bill was the “best damned tractor driver in the world”.

Bill married the love of his life, Betty Jean Friar on March 27, 1972 in Ely, Nevada.

Bill leaves behind his best friend and wife Betty Cook of Milford, Sister Judith (Eldon) Oman of Delta, Utah, sister-in-law Susan (Donald) Anderson of Winnemucca, Nevada, and brother-in-law Ken Friar. He also leaves behind his special daughter Loni Mayer Wright. Bill loved her and Mitch and Lynn Dalton as if they were his own. Bill’s work family, all of the Dalton’s of Minersville, Utah and the crew of Dalton’s Farm will miss him greatly.

Bill loved his hobbies which included hunting, fishing, reloading and wood working. He loved the mountains especially out west.

If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.

Afton E. Pettey

January 22, 2010

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Afton E. Pettey of Chandler, Arizona, died January 18, 2010 of natural causes. Afton was born in Rochester, Utah on May 29, 1926 and lived most of her life in Utah. She was a bookkeeper and business owner. Her greatest joy in live was being a wife, mother and grandmother. Afton was preceded in death by her husband Lee, father Homer, mother Naomi, brothers Clark and Roy and son Jacque. She is survived in death by daughter Leanne Stanfill, sons Scott and Chris Pettey, sister Joyce Lay, brothers Ralph and Clyde Edwards, grandchildren Michael and C J Stanfill, Janessa Rice and Derek Pettey, and great grandson Virgil Rice. Graveside Service will be held in Milford, Utah on Monday, January 25th at 10:30am in the Milford Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:15 at the Milford Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of the Valley, 777 West Southern Avenue, Suite 301, Mesa, Arizona, 85210. Online condolences can be sent to www.southernutahmortuary.com.

Kathryn Colleen Myers Farnow

Beaver – Kathrny Colleen Myers Farnow, 85, passed away January 17, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born October 13, 1924 in Minersville, Utah to Victor George & Nettie Carter Myers. She attended schools in Minersville then graduated from Milford High School. She worked at the Union Pacific Railroad for a short time, later marrying Harry Douglas Farnow March 26, 1945.

They resided in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she worked for 30 years as a secretary for EG&G. She was a member of the LDS Church and actively served in Mutual and Relief Society. Colleen and her husband shared a beautiful summer home in the Beaver Mountains that she dearly loved.

She is survived by her husband, daughter Victoria (Victor) Lockwood, her sister Dorothy (Sam) Johnson and a brother Dale (Ila) Myers. She has two grandchildren, Rocko (Kim) and Melisa Wimberly, four great, grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents her brother Ted Myers and her son Jere’. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2010 at the Beaver LDS Third Ward Chapel at 12:00PM. Family and friends may pay their respects on Thursday at the church from 10:30AM to 11:30AM.

Interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to beaver@southernutahmortuary.com.

Ralph Benton Moore

Ralph Benton Moore 1931 ~ 2010 IVINS, UTAH – Ralph Benton Moore departed from our family on January 11, 2010 at Dixie Regional Medical Center, St. George, Utah from heart related health problems. He was born in Provo, Utah on August 16, 1931 to Thomas George and Louisa Poulton Moore. He grew up in Milford, Utah and graduated from Milford High School in 1949. On graduation night he started a 44 year career with the Union Pacific Railroad. In 1950 he married Geniel Tanner. Ralph had a passion for automobiles and jeeps. He was a member of the Color Country Chorus. He enjoyed the guys and loved to sing at all events. Prior to moving to Ivins, he was a member of the Beehive Statesman Chorus. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a past member of the Ivins LDS Third Ward Bishopric. He felt very privileged to serve in the St. George Temple a few years ago. Ralph is survived by his wife, Geniel; son, Thomas Craig (Kim); daughter, Michelle (Rod) Thurston; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Jean Hickman and Arlene Gardner; sister-in-law, Colleen Moore. He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law; son Bryan Ralph; grandson, Joshua Thurston; and brother, Maurice G. Moore. Ralph was a kind and gentle man, who will be missed by all who knew him. The family wishes to thank everyone at DRMC-ICU, who worked so hard to help him. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Ralph’s name to your favorite charity. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 15, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ivins LDS Stake Center, 260 East 1060 South, Ivins, Utah. Visitations will be held Thursday, January 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 W. St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah and on Friday from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. at the chapel, prior to services. Interment will be Friday, January 15th at 2:00 p.m. at the Milford City Cemetery, Milford, Utah. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary 435-673-4221.

NATHAN SMITH

Nathan Bahem Smith 1929 ~ 2009 LAYTON – Nathan Bahem Smith, 80, passed away Monday, December 28, 2009 at his home. He was born June 11, 1929 in Milford, Utah the son of Nathan E. and Frieda Bahem Smith. Nathan married Patsy James in June 1956 in Las Vegas, NV. She preceded him in death in December 1987. Nathan served in the U. S. Air Force. He retired from Hill Air Force Base. Surviving are his brother, Ralph E. (Cheryl) Smith, Cottonwood Heights; and sister, Clarice Cook, West Valley City. Preceded in death by his wife, Patsy and son, Thomas Smith. Graveside services will be held Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Milford City Cemetery, Milford, Utah. Funeral directors, Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Road. Condolences may be shared at: www.lindquistmortuary.com
Milford High School Class of 1948
 

Kay Ira Banks

Kay Banks returned to his Heavenly Father, December 16, 2009 at the Milford Memorial Hospital, in the arms of his loving family.

He was born December 14, 1929 at Leamington, Utah to Rose Hannah Corbridge and Joseph Blaine Banks.

A surprise birthday party in honor of his 80th birthday was given by his family, many family members and friends attended just a couple of days before his passing, which he enjoyed so much.

He married the love of his life, Marian Hollingshead Banks, of Milford, Utah. They were blessed with three children, daughter, Mari Jane (Steve) O’Donnell, foster son, Donald Livingston, of Milford, and two sons Roger Kay Banks and Burt Banks, who preceded him in death at birth. Granddaughter Kandy Ingram, and great-granddaughter Tamika, who also proceeded him in death.

He is survived by two children from a previous marriage, Steven Neil Lund, Manti, and Laura Kay Gray, Milford, two brothers, Melvin C. Banks, Idaho, William Lee Banks of Cedar City. He was proceeded in death by sisters, Iva Anderson and Varda Shandrew and brothers Leland Wells and Joseph Earl Banks.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

He retired from the Union Pacific Railroad, after many years of service as a Section Man. He endured valiantly to the end after suffering many health problems. N matter how he felt he always had time for his family. His family was his life. He adored them all, especially his grandchildren, whom were as his own children, Jeremy Kay Banks (tiffany), Beaver, Utah and Sidney Ingram of Salt Lake City. He will also be missed by his three little dogs who were his pals.

God saw he was getting tired,

And a cure was not to be.

So he put His arms around him

And whispered, “Come with me”

With tearful eyes,

We watched him suffer,

And saw him fade away.

Although we loved him dearly,

We could not make him stay.

A golden heart stopped beating.

Hard working hands to rest.

God broke our hearts to prove to us,

He only takes the best.

We Will always carry his example with us as a reminder to live life passionately and full of love.  We love you always Grandpa and will miss you.

Viewing: Monday December 21, 2009 at the Southern Utah Mortuary in Milford.  Graveside Services: Minersville Cemetery at 1:00 P.M.

Doris T. Elmer
(December 22, 1924 – September 6, 2009)

MHS Class of 1943

SOUTH OGDEN – Doris Terry Elmer, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away Sunday, September 6, 2009 at the age of 84 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born December 22, 1924 in Antelope, Idaho to John Harold and Lizzy Viola West Terry.

She married Gael W. Elmer on June 19, 1945 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They lived in Milford, Utah; Springville, Utah; and Greeley, Colorado before moving to Washington Terrace, Utah in 1965 and South Ogden in 1998.

Doris was employed as a bookkeeper/accountant in Idaho Falls, Idaho and worked for many years for the IRS in Ogden.

Her interests were music, genealogy, oil painting, and traveling. Doris was valedictorian of her graduating class and had a passion for learning that continued throughout her life. She began playing the piano for chorus classes when she was in Jr. High School and enjoyed accompanying her husband, Gael when he sang vocal solos. They enjoyed traveling to Europe, visiting cities that Gael had passed through while a P.O.W. in World War II.

She served in many callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Doris enjoyed serving for many years as a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She also served as ward organist and choir director.

Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are her sister, Jean (Jack) Barnes, Rexburg, ID; six children: Larry (Linda) Elmer, Layton; Scott (Anita) Elmer, Ogden; Susan (Gary) Guernsey, St. George; Christine (Dennis) Pearson, Foothill Ranch, CA; Melanie (Roger) Butler, South Weber; and Lisa (Jon) Schneiter, West Point. Doris and Gael had 20 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, three brothers, John, Wim, and Cecil, and sisters, Beth Fisher and Ruth Olsen.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation for all the loving care given to Doris at the Meadows Unit at Mountain Ridge Assisted Living, Gentle Home Care, Hospice for Utah, Dr. Gary Holland and Dallen Larsen, P.A.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 12 at 11 a.m. at the Washington Terrace 9th Ward Chapel, 125 East 5350 South.

Friends and family may call at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd., on Friday, September 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday at the Ward Chapel, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Interment, Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd.

Athene Stewart  Roberts

August 27, 2009

MILFORD – Our loving wife and mother, Athene S. Roberts passed from this life on August 25, 2009. She was born on May 25, 1920 in Fairview, Utah to John Frank & Hortense Hurst Stewart. She had three younger brothers, Mondell, Darell and Lamar. Athene attended schools in Fairview and Mt. Pleasant, graduating as valedictorian. She went to Snow College on a full scholarship and then to Utah State University earning both a B.A. and a Master’s Degree. She taught school in Minersville, Utah where she met and married Vance Lester Roberts. Athene and Vance loved to dance and that was an exciting part of their courtship. They were married on March 5, 1942 in Provo, Utah. In October of 1942 their marriage was solemnized in the St George LDS Temple. Athene also taught school in Fairview, Utah while Vance was serving in World War II. She later taught in Milford, Utah and in Salem, Oregon retiring after 42 years of teaching. Athene leaves Vance Roberts, her husband of 67 years, her children, Darell Roberts (Joyce), Linda Jones (Bill) and Carol Wiseman (Wayne), her brother Darell, sisters-in-law Nedra Stewart (Lamar) and Marge Stewart (Mondell). She had 15 grandchildren and 48 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brothers Mondell & Lamar Stewart, sister-in-law Gloria Stewart, grandson Darell Wayne Roberts and great, grandson Larry Roberts. Athene’s greatest joy was her family. She loved having her grandchildren and great grandchildren visit. She loved learning and was an avid reader. She appreciated true beauty and taught her children and grandchildren to see the beauty around them. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many positions throughout her life. Funeral services will be held on August 29, 2009 at 1:00PM in the Milford LDS 3rd Ward Chapel. A private family viewing will be held. Interment will be in the Minersville Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to beaver@southernutahmortuary.com.

Guy Clark Goodwin
Guy Clark Goodwin 1912 ~ 2009 MURRAY, UTAH: Guy Clark Goodwin, 97, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-grandfather and brother, passed away from natural causes at his son’s home on June 22, 2009 to reunite with his Heavenly Father and wife Alverta and son Jerry.He was born April 20, 1912 in Beaver, Utah to Guy Albert and Martha Hattie Williams Goodwin. Clark married his sweetheart on March 1, 1933 and the marriage was later solemnized in the St. George Temple in May of 2000. They were by each others side for 74 years. He enjoyed spending time camping, hunting and fishing with his two sons for many wonderful years. He was employed by Union Pacific Railroad for 35 years. Clark is survived by his son, Culllen (Alberta) of Murray; and daughter-in-law, Viola Goodwin of Logan; eight grandchildren, along with 22 and soon to be 24 great-grandchildren and four soon to be five great-great-grand-children. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alverta, son, Jerry and brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2009 at the Allen-Hall Mortuary Chapel, 34 East Center Street, Logan. There will be a viewing one hour prior to the services beginning at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Logan Cemetery, 1000 North 1200 East (grave located in the Northwest Corner of the Cemetery). The family would like to thank nurse John and staff at Lifepath Hospice for all their tender loving care. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at http://www.allenmortuaries.net

Russel Mayer

June 20, 2009

Milford: Russel Mayer, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away in Provo, Utah on June 16, 2009. Born to August and Mary Kaftan Mayer January 28, 1921 in Harvey, North Dakota. He married Mary Olschlager on November 9, 1941 and they moved to Milford in 1948 to develop an 1100 acre potato and alfalfa farm. His efforts turned out very productive. Russel was honorably discharged form Military Service (1943-1945) as Staff Sergeant in the 149th Army Airways Communication Squadron serving in the South Pacific as a diesel mechanic. Life’s accomplishments range from being an avid private pilot, to being a Milford City Councilman, a member of the Beaver County Jeep Patrol, and a board member to both the Beaver County Planning and Zoning and the Beaver County Soil Conservation Boards. Russel also held the high honor of being one of only four persons to receive the America’s Outstanding Young Farmers Award of 1956. In addition, he proudly served for over forty years on the Milford Hospital Board of Trustees overseeing the current hospital and looking forward to the finish of the new facility now being built. He was an active elder in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, seated on the Nevada-Utah Conference executive Board and the Monument Valley Mission Hospital Board.

Russel made many life long friends throughout the world and was always thinking and inventing ways to make his projects more efficient and productive. He enjoyed telling stories about the places he’d been and things he’d seen and yearning to share his knowledge and experiences with anyone who would listen. Surviving Spouse Mary of 67 years, sons Russel Lee (Susan) of Boise, Idaho, Richard (Phyllis) of Milford, daughters Odette (Gary) Osantowski of San Clemente, CA and Colleen (Matt) Seabury of West Jordan. He has 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. One brother James (Barbara) Mayer of Milford. He was preceded in death by a grandson Travis Mayer, brother, George Mayer and sisters Clara Schiedam and Fern Findlay. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 22, 2009 at 1:00PM at the Milford City Office Building.

Friends and family may pay their respects at the Southern Utah Mortuary in Milford from 11:00AM to 12:30PM. Interment will be in the Milford Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the Milford Valley Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit to be used for various plantings, planters, fountains etc. at the new hospital central garden for the enjoyment of the residents of the facility. Online condolences can be sent to beaver@southernutahmortuary.com.

 Charleen N. White 1930 ~ 2009                                                                                                                                                                       Dearly loved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away quietly in her sleep surrounded by her family May 12, 2009. She was born July 11, 1930 to Mary Louise McFee Nickels and Victor R. Nickels in Center, Colorado. She was raised in Milford, Utah. She married Charles H. White on May 27, 1950. They made their home in Salt Lake City, Utah raising their four children. In 1977 they purchased a mobile home park and resided in Tooele, Utah. She and Charlie owned and managed White’s Mobile Home Park for 32 years until Charlie’s death in 2005. Charleen was artistic, generous and entertaining. She was happiest when doing things for others. She loved decorating, crafting, and painting. She spent countless hours creating decorations for weddings, showers, and holidays. She generously supplied food, money, or whatever someone was in need of. She and her husband were members of the Church of Christ. She donated much of her time to their events. She was a member of Eastern Star Lodge (Pioche, Nev.) We will all miss her adventurous stories and everlasting sense of humor. Charleen is survived by sons Charles “Charly” (Rose), Chad (Carol) and daughter Cherron Phelps (Walker) and son-in-law Robert Borgeson. Grandchildren Alexis Crockett (Kevin), Agusta Golavar, Charlie I., Elizabeth White, Vernon Borgeson, Danica Leon, Brieana Shipley, Taryn White, and 11 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, and daughter Chvonn Borgeson. A special thanks to the wonderful staff at Christus St. Joseph Villa. A viewing will be held on Friday, May 15, 2009 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State Street, Murray, Utah. Graveside service will be held at the Milford Cemetery on May 16, 2009 12:00 noon. Online condolences may be shared with the family. MHS Class of 1949

Norma Rowley Banks  MHS Class of 1939

Norma Rowley Banks 1922 ~ 2009 Norma Rowley Banks, 87 passed away peacefully on May 2, 2009 with her family near, shortly after suffering a stroke and heart attack. She was born February 17, 1922 the only daughter of Leland Baker Rowley and Vera Griffiths in Milford, Utah. She graduated from Milford High School in 1939 and married her high school sweetheart, Charles Winslow Banks on November 30, 1940 in Milford. They were sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on June 14, 1989. Norma and her cousin Audrey often helped at her grandmother’s boarding house in Milford, cooking and cleaning for the guests. Milford was a train town and Norma’s life was deeply-rooted in the Union Pacific Railroad. Her father, husband, brother and sons all worked for the railroad and Norma herself also worked during World War II filling water tanks on the troop trains in Caliente, NV while her husband was serving in the Coast Guard. She later became a member of the Union Pacific Old Timers #12 and served on the board and in many capacities, including twice as President. She made many lifelong friends in the Old Timers and she and Winslow enjoyed traveling with the group. They went to many conventions together and traveled to several countries. She was a long time resident of Rose Park and was actively involved in the community. She enjoyed politics and volunteered as a voter registrar, and attended city council meetings as well as the Legislature when in session. She supported the local Lions Club and always attended their Memorial Day Breakfast with all of her family, rain or shine! Norma was an active member of the LDS Church. She loved visiting teaching and serving in the Primary. Norma’s hands were always busy; she loved to sew, especially quilts. She also enjoyed crocheting and embroidery. She won several awards at the State Fair for her handiwork. She had a green thumb and loved to look after her flower gardens. Norma was also an avid bowler and she and Winslow made quite a team! She is now reunited with her parents, brothers; Asa and Keith, and her husband who all preceded Norma in death. She is survived by her sons; Dennis (Cathy) of Utah and Norman (Micki) of Arkansas, grandchildren; Douglas, Michael, Christine, David, Paul, AshLee and John; and 17 great-grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday, May 7, 2009 at the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel at 10:00 a.m. (3401 Highland Dr., Salt Lake City, UT) with a viewing from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Interment: Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. The family wishes to express thanks to the staff of Pioneer Valley Hospital and Legacy House of Taylorsville Assisted Living, where Norma resided for the last 15 months. The care received at both facilities was greatly appreciated.

Erma Elizabeth Hickman Smith Class of 1933

April 20, 2009

Beaver – Erma Elizabeth Hickman Smith, 94, passed away April 15, 2009 at the Beaver Valley LongTerm Care Center. She was born on August 18, 1914 in Reed, Utah to Deseret Neront & Bertha Velette Skillicorn Hickman. She married Arthur Leon Smith June 15, 1933 in Milford, Utah and their marriage was later solemnized in the St George LDS Temple and he preceded her in death. She enjoyed helping in the political polling precinct. She served as secretary for the Beaver City Committee projects and was a member of the Anderson Camp D.U.P.’s serving as a Captain and a secretary.

She was a member of the LDS Church and served in the primary, young womens and relief society and was also a singing mother. She belong to the Rebekah Lodge #17. She loved to write poetry and had one of her poems published in the Relief Society Magazine. She also had a talent for drawing pictures. She is survived by her children, Fred Leon (Sandy) Smith of Chesapeake, VA. And Cherie (Ron) Beebe of Beaver. She has 7 grandchildren, 17 great, grandchildren and 14 great, great grandchildren and one sister Betty Warden of Bountiful. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandchildren Tina Smith and Crystal Smith, brothers, Sherman, Richard, James Hubert, Gerald & Ross. Sisters Fern Nowers, Elma Voohees, Evelyn VanWensveen, & Bertha Vigil.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 20, 2009 at 12:00PM at the Grave side at Mountain View Cemetery in beaver, Utah under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Family and friends may pay their respects on Monday at the Mortuary from 10:30AM to 11:30AM. Online condolences can be sent to beaver@southernutahmortuary.com.

 

 Jetta Bradshaw Barnes

April 15, 2009

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MILFORD – Jetta Bradshaw Barnes, 76, passed away at the Milford Valley Long Term Care Center surrounded by her family April 12, 2009.She was born April 7, 1933 in Minersville, Utah to William I. & Hazel Gray Bradshaw.She married Ludean Barnes August 27, 1950 and he preceded her in death. She was born and raised in Minersville and attended school in Minersville, Beaver and Milford. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved to cook for everyone and anyone who came to visit. She enjoyed helping others and was very generous with her time and resources. She was the happiest when she could be with and doing things with her family.

She loved her children very much and her grandchildren and great, grandchildren were her pride and joy. She was a very loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother. She is survived by her four sons, Claude “Bud” (Connie) Barnes of Milford, Dale (Janet) Barnes of Las Vegas, NV., Roger (Julie) Barnes of Milford, and David (Whitney) Barnes of Caliente, NV. She has 14 grandchildren and 23 great, grandchildren. One brother, William Bradshaw of Beaver and four sisters, Audrey Hutchings of Beaver, Dorothy (Keith) Guymon of Enoch, Berniece Ashley of Milford and Bonnie (Seldon) Nowers of Beaver. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and one brother Claud Bradshaw. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2009 at the Milford LDS 1st Ward Chapel. Family and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday evening from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Southern Utah Mortuary in Milford and at the Church on Thursday from 10:00AM to 11:30AM. Interment will be in the Milford Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to beaver@southernutahmortuary.com.


Sharon Varley Mattson
Sharon Varley Mattson 1937 ~ 2009 Sharon Varley Mattson, 72, born March 11, 1937, died March 20, 2009. A creative, passionate, charming person with an artistic temperament and beautiful voice, Sherrie was building a successful career as a dancer before contracting polio. She cared deeply for children and animals, enjoyed the visual and performing arts, spiritual pursuits, and creating costumes for families, friends and strangers who became friends. Several times married, three of her unions produced four children who learned from her the power of story, imagination, and love.She is survived by her loving nieces and nephews and her children Robin (Pedersen) Michel, Matthew Mattson and wife Sherri, Don Mattson and wife Michelle; and grandchildren Mary Michel (and Keith Dunn), Jesse and Sammie Michel; Logan, Landon, Lexi, Hunter, Tanner and Noah Mattson; Natasha and Alex Mattson; and great-grandson Giovanni Dunn. She was preceded in death by her son David Mattson, brother Richard Varley, and her parents Kingsley and LaRue Varley, and her grandson Levi Mattson. Sherrie lived most of her life in Utah, most recently making a home in Fremont, California. Graveside services will be Sunday, April 19, 2009 at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South, in Sandy at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the March of Dimes and Best Friends Animal Society are preferred.
Lola Mae Waddoups Penfield Class of 1948
I received your letter that you sent to my mother, Lola, containing an obituary of Leon Thompson.  Thank you for your thoughtfulness.
 
I am sad to have to give you this information so late and so impersonally.  Mom passed away on November 9, 2008.  Her health start to fail just shortly before her death.  When we admitted her to the hospital on October 31 with a broken leg, she was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer that had metastisized into the lymph system and bone structure.  A tumor in her leg had weakened the bone which led to the break.  Mom never smoked which is one reason for our shock at her diagnosis.  She died while under hospice care just nine days later.  The cancer was very advanced and quite aggressive.  Her family was all with her at her passing and she went to the Lord peacefully.
 
Her husband, Donald W. Penfield, was especially heart broken.  He was suffering from dementia for just a few months prior to Mom’s death.  With her death, he was devastated and his mental health crashed.  He suffered a massive stroke on November 20 just one day after his 81st birthday.  Dad died on November 21 in the hospital just 12 days after Mom at the exact same hour of the day.
 
To say the least, this all was a great shock to our families.  Mom was survived by her three children, Don Jr., Sue Ellen, and Marilee.  She had six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  She has one living sibling, Carlie, who lives in Utah.  Her younger sister, Angie, passed away in the Spring of 2008.  Along with Angie, she was preceded in death by her parents, Vivian Call and Carlie Lyman Waddoups, and by a daughter, Jodi Mae, and one grandchild, Jeremy Andrew Penfield.
 
I attempted to determine who I could contact among her friends in Milford but was not very successful.  You may pass this note on to others who you may know would be interested.  Thank you for your assistance.
Don Penfield Jr.
Douglas G. Hickman
Douglas G. Hickman “Papa” Our beloved husband, father, grandpa and friend, Douglas Gerald Hickman, returned to his Heavenly Father Monday, January 5, 2009. Doug was born April 24, 1947 in Milford, Utah. He attended school in Milford and later served his country in the US Air Force in Vietnam. Doug and Linda Christene Jimenez were married October 12, 1999. After his military service, Doug worked with the Union Pacific Railroad, retiring as a brakeman. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing and hunting, and especially enjoyed trips to Disneyland with his family. Doug had a strong testimony of his Savior, Jesus Christ, and was serving as ward clerk at the time of his passing. One of his greatest joys was serving his Heavenly Father as a temple worker in the Jordan River Temple. Doug was a wonderful father, husband and friend, but his true calling was that of a grandfather. He loved and cherished his grandsons more than anything else in the world. They were the light of his life and his greatest happiness. His loss leaves an unfillable void in the lives of all who knew him. Doug is survived by his wife, Linda; daughters: Brandy (Mark) Banks and Sarah; grandsons: Joshua, Hunter, Landon and Brady; sisters: Sandy, Diane, Jo Ann and Geri; brothers: Robert and Danny; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by parents, Zeke and Phyllis Hickman. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 10, 2009, 2:00 p.m. at the Hewwood Ward, 5643 S. 2200 West. Viewings will be held Friday, from 6-8 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road and Saturday at the church, from 1-1:45 p.m. Interment, Redwood Memorial Estates.
Richard G. Thompson
Richard G. Thompson “Poppy” Our loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend passed away December 30, 2008 at his home surrounded by his family. Richard was born in Southgate, CA, September 8, 1942 to Richard and June Thompson. He met the love of his life, Patty Kim Ney in 1973. They married in 1977 and were later sealed in the Provo Temple. Richard served in the U.S. Army and National Guard and was stationed in Germany. He worked construction for many years, also worked for Geneva Steel, but the job he loved the most was driving semi trucks. Richard loved his family and we will remember many fishing and camping trips that we all shared. He gave his family a great love of the mountains. His greatest joys were his grandkids. He made sure that everyone in the family had a nickname when they were born. He will be remembered for his quick wit, his amazing sense of humor and being the rock in our family. He kept us all laughing even in his final months. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Kim; children: Ryan (Kimi), Melissa (Tony), Brad; grandkids: Destiny, Bailey, Constance, Ethan and a baby girl due in March; his father and stepmother, Richard A. and Maureen Thompson; sister, Jeanne Anderson, many nieces and nephews, also Bill and Ludean Bishop. He was preceded in death by his son, Justin Thompson and mother, June Davis Thompson. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 11 a.m. in the Kolob 1st Ward, 1230 S. 500 E., Springville, UT. Friends may call on Saturday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery. We would like to thank Dr. William Alward, Dr. James Rose, UCNS and members of the Kolob 1st Ward for their love, care and friendship for Richard. Condolences may be sent at http://www.wheelermortuary.com

Enid Lou Carter Johnson

December 24, 2008

 

BEAVER – Enid Lou Carter Johnson passed away peacefully December 22, 2008 at her residence in Beaver, Utah. Enid was born April 23, 1927 in Minersville, Utah to Lester Lavell & Jennie Laurette Eyre Carter. She married Warren B. Johnson on July 2,1943 in Minersville, Utah. Warren preceded her in death on October 28, 1999. Enid and Warren moved to Milford and operated Sam’s Furniture Store for over fifty years. Enid was involved in many civic and charitable organizations during her time in Milford. She liked to swim, golf, and enjoyed attending the horse races with her family. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Lou (Brad) Weston of Orem, Utah, Son Chad Warren (Joyce) Johnson of Beaver, Utah and daughter Paula (Ron) Culver of Spanaway, Washington. She has 10 grandchildren and 22 great, grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters and four brothers. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 1:00PM at the Southern Utah Mortuary in Beaver, Utah. Family and friends may pay their respects on Saturday from 12:00PM to 12:45PM at the Mortuary. Interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to beaver@southernutahmortuary.com.

Jack Leon Rowley, 68, passed away September 30, 2008 in Richfield, Utah.
He was born June 15, 1940 in Milford, Utah to Leon Desmond and Edith Aldrich Rowley. He married Barbara Lee Pitts in February 14, 1975. They later divorced.
He was a truck driver and diesel mechanic. He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. His grandchildren always made him smile.
He is survived by daughters, Bobbi (Kevin) Morrison, Glenwood, UT; Judy
(Geno) Tortelli), Reno, NV; grandchildren: Devin and Chase Morrison;
brothers: Larry Rowley, Lusk, WY; Joe Rowley, Ely, NV.
Preceded in death by parents; brother, Jay and sister Judith.
At his request Jack was cremated. Family services were held at the LDS Church in Garrison, Utah. Burial in the Garrison Cemetery. Funeral
Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.

Linda Bradshaw

Our loving mother, wife, sister, grandmother and soon to be great-grandmother returned to our Heavenly Home on September 17, 2008. Linda Myers was born to Florence Iola Barlocker and William LeRoy Myers on April 5, 1944. As a child she loved the outdoors, and she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was proud to be a tomboy and wasn’t afraid to get dirty.

Linda met the love of her life Neil Melvin Bradshaw; and they were married in the St. George temple on September 8, 1962, where they were sealed for time and all eternity. She is remembered by all who know her as a loving, giving, and compassionate person. She loved to serve the Lord and did so in many prominent positions in her life. She always had a listening ear, a kind word, and a warm embrace for anyone anywhere who was in need. She was a free spirit who loved to play games with her family, sing, and dance, and she is treasured and missed greatly by all who knew and loved her. She bravely fought cancer and liver disease for over fourteen years, suffering with tremendous and disabling pain, yet she still found the time, courage, and effort to serve others selflessly within her family and community.

Linda is survived by her husband Neil Melvin Bradshaw of Cedar City; her four children: Laura Bradshaw of Cedar City, Kenneth Bradshaw (Dixie) of West Jordon, Kevin Bradshaw (Kristie) of Lehi, and Cheryl Cheno (Andy) of Lehi; eighteen grandchildren and a new great-grandson; brother Roger Myers (Janice) of Huntington; and her two sisters: Mary Staheli (Merrill) of Overton and Christine Applegate (Boyd) of Overton.

Linda is preceded in death by both of her parents and one granddaughter Brooke Bradshaw.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday September 20, 2008 at 1:00 pm at the Milford Stake Center in Milford Utah. Viewing services will be held for friends from 7:00-8:30 pm on Friday September 19, 2008 at Southern Utah Mortuary in Milford and on the morning of September 20, 2008 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Milford Stake Center. Interment will be held immediately following the services and the Milford City Cemetery. Online condolences can be sent to http://www.south ernutahmortuary.com.

Kenneth Lee Jones 1961 ~ 2008

<!–[if gte vml 1]> <![endif]–>The love of my life, best friend, and father of our children, Kenneth Lee Jones, passed away suddenly September 10, 2008 at our home in Kaysville, UT.Ken was born in Milford, UT to Cecil D. and Kathleen Kesler Jones on May 2, 1961. On December 5, 1980, Ken married the love of his life and soul mate Lucille Peterson in the Provo LDS Temple. Ken possesses a myriad of talents and is successful at whatever he chooses. Ken is creative and artistic and loves writing and photography. Ken is the consummate example of an eclectic learner, however, his greatest love and learning is of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ, who Ken professes of constantly. Ken loves his wife and two sons more than words can express and demonstrates this love on a daily basis. Ken is survived by his loving wife, a woman of exceeding quality, Lucille, and two sons, whom he has been blessed with beyond evaluation, Michael Kenneth and Mark Kenneth Jones; brothers, David and Thomas Jones, Milford, UT; and sister, Barbara Cazahous, Omaha, NE. Preceded in death by his parents. Special thanks and appreciation to Kyle Jones, cousin and close friend. A viewing will be held Monday evening, September 15th from 6-8 pm at the Kaysville Utah South Stake Center, 900 So. Main Street. Online condolences at http://www.larkincares.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated.

David Gary Killam 

David Killam, the son of Robert Killam and Nola Swallow Killam, passed away at his home in San Jose, California on July 19, 2008, age 67. He was born in Milford, Utah on June 1941.

David attended schools in Milford, and graduated from Milford High School in 1959, having served as president of both the junior and senior classes. At his graduation he received awards at the outstanding student in math in science. He also received the Bausch & Lomb science award and the Mayor Kizer Citizenship award.

As a young man, he helped his father restore an old Model-T-Ford, of which they were both very proud. David was also successful with entries in the General Motors automotive design competition. Throughout his life, David continued his automotive interests, restoring and racing Corvairs, driving his Corvettes and DeLorean.

David earned degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the University of Utah, graduating with honors.

David’s entire career was with IMB Laboratories where he worked as a product developer of  three major products and was awarded two U.S. patents and two published inventions.

Although David retired in 1993, at age 52, he returned to IBM to act as an advisory scientist and engineer on a number of both civilian and military projects.

He was diagnosed with lung cancer (a likely result of atomic bomb testing in nearby Nevada) only a month before his passing.

David enjoyed the companionship of some special canines during his life including Mickey, Pooch and Chico.

David was especially devoted to his parents. His mother, Nola was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at a young age and David helped to assure that she received the care that she needed.

Many of his friends and relative benefited from his vast knowledge of mechanics and autos. He was a very detailed and patient teacher as he taught automotive and home repairs.

He was a very intelligent, quiet and private man, with a generous and thoughtful spirit. We honor him for his accomplishments, but more importantly for his kind and caring nature. We are thankful for the memories of times spent with David. He will be truly missed by his relatives and friends.

Lola Lorraine Banks 

Milford: Lola passed away peacefully on a warm summer morning after a long and often difficult struggle with the ravages of Alzheimer’s Disease. She fought a valiant battle over 10 years against an enemy that shackled her brain with heavy chains, stole her dignity and in the end beat her into physical submission. Her strength and endurance against this awful disease was an inspiration to everyone who watched from the sidelines. The family would like to thank the wonderful care givers both at the long term care center in Milford and at Cottage Glen in Tooele. Without their kindness and assistance this battle would have been much more difficult. Lola was born and raised and lived her entire life in Milford, Utah. In 1944 during the dark moments of World War II she married her sailor hero, Gale Vinson Banks in Salt Lake City. After the war the couple settled in Milford, and started a life together that lasted until his death in 1999. Together they created a wonderful life. They built a true “family home”, which Lola maintained in better than perfect condition, raised four successful children, and helped establish the beautiful community that was Milford during their lives. Lola gave definition to the word “homemaker”. Her home was always perfectly clean and reflected the care and work that she put into everything in her life. Her home never showed wear or dirt, her windows always shined, everything was always dusted and in its rightful place, and the car was always in the garage with the garage door closed. Her home was so clean and ordered that strangers were often hesitant, lest they disturb the perfection of the magazine perfect scene. In the summer her yard was a place that cars randomly drove past just to s ee the beauty and variety of flowers and the manicured grass, and to watch the lady who pulled every stray weed and carefully trimmed each errant blade of grass. She was legendary as a cook. She effortlessly prepared giant meals for a seemingly endless stream of guests both invited and uninvited. She always said no one would go hungry at her house, and she meant it. Holidays were her specialty with Thanksgiving dinners for large extended families being especially memorable. Every year on Memorial Day Lola’s large extended family would gather from as far away as New York and California for what amounted to a week-long reunion. A week with as many as 30 or more relatives eating and sleeping and playing in her 2 bedroom home. She would happily provide space for sleeping bags and cots and, with no apparent effort, she directed a marathon of meal preparation that would start at dawn and extend until midnight. All of this while gathering plants and flowers and organizing the annual decoration of dozens of graves in Milford and Minersville. Memorial Day will never be the same. Lola was a tireless supporter of the community and served on numerous community boards and committees and gave generously of her time and treasure to the betterment of the entire community. She was proud of Milford and reveled at the community successes and mourned the setbacks. But, she always “Put her shoulder to the wheel” and moved forward-always forward. Lola worked extremely hard her entire life at what she considered the best job in the world, being a wife and mother, and she was very good at it. Lola is survived by her children Gary (Alison) Banks of St George, Ut., Sue Ann (Thomas) McCarthy of Tooele, Ut., Shauna (Alan) Mayer of Milford, Ut., & Gina (Douglas) Applegate of Weiser, ID., ten grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, one remaining sister, Marguarite of her twelve siblings, plus dozens and dozens of nieces and nephews and cousins scattered across the country. She will be remembered by everyone whose lives she has touched. A grave side service will be held at the Milford City Cemetery on Monday, August 11, 2008 at 11:00AM. Family and friends can pay their respects to the family on Monday from 9:00AM to 10:30AM at the Southern Utah Mortuary in Milford. Interment will follow the services at the cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to beaver@southernutahmortuary.com.

Helen Framke Lofthouse Corbridge

returned to her Heavenly Father on Monday, July 28, 2008 in Temple, Texas. She was born May 2, 1924 to John Henry and Louise Caroline Framke Lofthouse in Providence, Utah. She married Clarence C. Corbridge Jr. September 16, 1950 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The marriage was later solemnized in the St. George LDS Temple January 27, 1962. Helen and Clair were the parents of six children; Janet Lee (Russell) of Mt. Home, UT, Kathy Cavinder (Harvey) Las Vegas, NV, Michael Corbridge (Mariah), Las Vegas, NV, Deborah Fenn (Jay) Cedar City, UT, Clarica Stocks (Craig) Cedar City, UT, Christine Manning (Craig), Temple, TX. Helen was a great wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, neighbor who was a active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She served in many capacities in her ward, stake and was a great example to all of us. She would do anything needed to help others, was well known for her great cooking ability and always went the extra mile in whatever she was doing. She worked for the Iron County School District as lunch room manager for many years. Helen is survived by 5 of her children, 29 grandchildren, and 31 great grandchildren as well as sisters; Loraine Holm (Ab), Margene Carr (Blaine), Deon Morlock (Jack), Darma Deitz (Jerry), Marion Maxwell (Jim), and brothers; Larry Lofthouse (Evy), Terry Lofthouse (Eileen). Helen was preceded in death by her parents, husband Clair, their daughter Kathleen Cavinder, grandson Randy Lee, and brother Dwayne Lofthouse. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 4, 2008, 11:00 am at Cedar Stake Center (155 East 400 South). Visitations will be Sunday at Southern Utah Mortuary from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, and Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 at the Cedar Stake Center. Interment will be at Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.

Inez Singleton 

Our beloved mother and grandmother, Inez Singleton Steinfels, 89, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, July 13, 2008, at South Davis Community Hospital, Bountiful, Utah, where she resided for the last year.   Inez was born December 8, 1918, to William Charles Singleton and Catherine Edith Richards in Milford, Utah. Inez was the youngest of seven children.   Mom attended all her schooling in Milford, graduating from Milford High School in 1936. She married Victor Adrian Steinfels on October 18, 1938, in Beaver, UT. They lived in Caliente, Nevada, and Salt Lake City, Utah for a short time before returning to Milford, where they lived until 1955. The family then moved to Cedar City. Inez was the loving mother of three children.   Inez was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in many calling over the years; however, her greatest love was serving in the Primary organization. Inez also served many years in the Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W. in Cedar City.   After dad’s retirement, they spent winters in Phoenix, AZ; and summers in Antimony, UT until Victor’s death in November 1987.   Mom raised a large vegetable garden for fifty years, getting up in the wee hours to take her watering turn. Mom also tended her flower gardens in the yard, where she especially loved her roses. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and quilting and fishing with dad at Otter Creek Reservoir.   Inez is survived by her three children; Fred (Linda) Steinfels, Centerville, UT; Paul (Brenda) Steinfels, Salt Lake City, UT, Vickie Karren, Cedar City, UT, eight grandchildren, Anastasia (David) Lund, Russell (Brittany) Steinfels, Rebecca (Matthew) McBride, Cheryl (Brandon) Burningham, Jane (Todd) Webster, Vincent Karren, brothers, Eugene, William (Bill), and Charles  Singleton Steinfels and Shayla Steinfels, six great-grandchildren, Maddie McBride, Hallie Lund, Parker Steinfels, Lexie Lund, Jaxon Webster, and Morgan McBride.   Inez was preceded in death by her husband, father, mother, three brothers, Eugene, William (Bill), and Charles Grant Singleton, three sisters, Lahereen Singleton, Margaret Ella Welch, Mary Elizabeth McVay, and a grandson, David Adrian Steinfels.   Funeral Services and viewings will be held at the Rock Church, 75 East Center Street, Cedar City, UT. Friends and family may call Friday evening 6:00-8:00 p.m. or Saturday 10:30-11 :30 a.m. with the funeral beginning at 11 :30 a.m. Internment at the Cedar City Cemetery .   We would like to give a special thanks to Sandy Stock, mother’s roommate and special guardian angel. Thanks for all your help Sandy, we love you! Arrangements entrusted to Swindlehurst Funeral Home, 435-867-5566.  Online condolences may be sent towww.swindlehurstfuneralhome.com.

Ann Marie Outzen Wright MHS Class of 1945
Ann Marie Outzen Wright 1928 ~ 2008 Ann died on December 01, 2008 of causes incident to old age. She was born on February 03, 1928 to a loving family that always encouraged her to become all that she could be. She graduated from the University of Utah Pharmacy School. She became a pharmacist in a time when few women entered that profession. She was married to Eugene D. Wright and had three children. She always put family and church ahead of her career. She was a loving kind person of great abilities and passions. Many people throughout her life were helped by her kindness. Most often her kind acts and deeds were done anonymously. One example – out of hundreds of acts of quiet kindness – was a time when she saw a neighbor who struggled to get into her own home because of a knee injury. The steps to their home had become dilapidated and unsafe. It pained her to see the neighbor struggle to gain access to her own home. Not wanting to embarrass the woman or her children she arranged to have the concrete on the steps rebuilt. She never took credit for the repair. Her reward came only from seeing the woman being able to stay in her home a little while longer with a little more ease. Although she was in great physical pain for many years she rarely complained and always was willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed help or encouragement. Over the years hundreds of people were fed at her table. Anyone who needed a table at a Christmas or Thanksgiving meal was invited and welcomed. Sunday dinners were always open and frequently used by those who were without resources or family. All were graciously fed. No one was ever turned away. She had a great passion for gardening. Her garden designs were featured in garden tours and newspapers. After her retirement she spent hundreds of hours in her garden. She was pleased whenever a passing walker would stop to admire her extensive collection of rare and unique trees, plants and designs. She was always ready to share a seed or a cutting from her unique collection of plants. She will be greatly missed. Although she loved gardening and living trees and flowers she did not like to see good money thrown after dead plants. She always felt flowers for funerals were a waste of a good flower and of good money. In lieu of flowers Ann requested that donations be sent to either the Utah Food Bank at 1025 South 700 West Salt Lake City, UT 84104, or online at http://www.utahfoodbank.org or the Eugene D and Ann O Wright Scholarship in the Division of Occupational Therapy at the University of Utah or perform an anonymous act of kindness in her honor. According to her wishes a private graveside service will be held. Online condolences: http://www.broomheadfuneralhome.com

Rachel Myers Stewart

October 18, 2008

MILFORD – Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Rachel Myers Stewart, passed away October 17, 2008 at the age of 88. She was born March 29, 1920 in Minersville, Utah to Ralph & Ethel Bradfield Myers. She married the love of her life, Cecil Thomas Stewart on September 24, 1938.

Mom worked as a waitress at the Hong Kong Cafe?226-130? for many years. To know her was to love her. She had a quick wit that always had everyone wondering what she might say next. She loved when her nieces and nephews would stop in for a visit. There was always a bed and a meal waiting for anyone who dropped by. Mom loved her family. She is survived by her loving daughters, Patsy (Leslie) Barton of Las Vegas, NV., Vicki (Ronnie) Turner of Las Vegas, NV., Madlyne (George) Griffiths of Milford, Betty Jo (Steve) Hoagland of Circleville, Cecilia (Wayne) Lounsbury of Port Ludlow, WA, one brother, Kenneth (Sara) Myers of Milford. She has 15 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Cecil, brothers Eugene, George, Ernest, Orrin, Oswald & Vendon and sisters, LaRue Thompson, Claudia Peterson, Velva Waters & Verda Mae Myers; grandchildren, Ray Barton, Christine Rollo & Allen Barton; great grandchildren, Tara Ann & Terri Lynn Finch; great-great grandson, Justin Russell Finch.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 20, 2008 at 1:00PM at the Milford LDS 1st Ward Chapel. Family & friends may pay their respects on Monday, October 20 from 11:00AM to 12:30PM at the Church. Interment will be in the Milford City cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to beaver@southernutahmortuary.com.

Russel Mayer

June 20, 2009

Milford: Russel Mayer, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away in Provo, Utah on June 16, 2009. Born to August and Mary Kaftan Mayer January 28, 1921 in Harvey, North Dakota. He married Mary Olschlager on November 9, 1941 and they moved to Milford in 1948 to develop an 1100 acre potato and alfalfa farm. His efforts turned out very productive. Russel was honorably discharged form Military Service (1943-1945) as Staff Sergeant in the 149th Army Airways Communication Squadron serving in the South Pacific as a diesel mechanic. Life’s accomplishments range from being an avid private pilot, to being a Milford City Councilman, a member of the Beaver County Jeep Patrol, and a board member to both the Beaver County Planning and Zoning and the Beaver County Soil Conservation Boards. Russel also held the high honor of being one of only four persons to receive the America’s Outstanding Young Farmers Award of 1956. In addition, he proudly served for over forty years on the Milford Hospital Board of Trustees overseeing the current hospital and looking forward to the finish of the new facility now being built. He was an active elder in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, seated on the Nevada-Utah Conference executive Board and the Monument Valley Mission Hospital Board.

Russel made many life long friends throughout the world and was always thinking and inventing ways to make his projects more efficient and productive. He enjoyed telling stories about the places he’d been and things he’d seen and yearning to share his knowledge and experiences with anyone who would listen. Surviving Spouse Mary of 67 years, sons Russel Lee (Susan) of Boise, Idaho, Richard (Phyllis) of Milford, daughters Odette (Gary) Osantowski of San Clemente, CA and Colleen (Matt) Seabury of West Jordan. He has 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. One brother James (Barbara) Mayer of Milford. He was preceded in death by a grandson Travis Mayer, brother, George Mayer and sisters Clara Schiedam and Fern Findlay. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 22, 2009 at 1:00PM at the Milford City Office Building.

Friends and family may pay their respects at the Southern Utah Mortuary in Milford from 11:00AM to 12:30PM. Interment will be in the Milford Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the Milford Valley Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit to be used for various plantings, planters, fountains etc. at the new hospital central garden for the enjoyment of the residents of the facility. Online condolences can be sent to beaver@southernutahmortuary.com.

Beverly Fern Craw Stewart

April 22, 1952 – October 23, 2010
  Fern Craw Stewart passed away in Beaver, Utah on late Saturday morning, October 23, 2010. She was born on April 22, 1952 in Beaver, Utah to John (Jack) Talbot and Lorna Marie Ward Craw. Beverly was raised in Minersville, UT where she worked hard on the family farm. She graduated from Beaver High School in 1970 and then attended SUSC where she graduated with a Bachelors degree of arts in elementary education. After graduation, she became a teacher in Manti, and Enterprise, UT until she met the love of her life, Wayne Van Stewart. They were married on November 20th 1976 in the St. George Temple and settled in Milford, UT where they raised four children. Beverly was active in the LDS Church where she held many callings. One of her favorite callings was working in the family history center. She was currently serving as a genealogy indexer. She had many talents and hobbies that kept her very busy. She was an excellent seamstress and loved to embroider crochet, quilt and scrapbook. She had a green thumb for growing flowers and gardening. She also enjoyed going for drives in the mountains, looking for deer, and at the fall leaves and picnicking with the family. Beverly treasured her children and grandchildren who were the center of her life.

Beverly is survived by her husband Wayne Stewart of Milford, UT, her mother Lorna Craw of Minersville, UT, her brothers John Craw, Neil Craw of Minersville and Robert Craw of St. George. Her children Benjamin (Patricia) Stewart, Laura (Broc) Hales, Natalie (Collin) Barker, Brittney (Jeffrey) Nichols and eight grandchildren all of Milford, UT.

She was preceded in death by her father, John (Jack) Craw, her sister Gloria Craw Finlinson and her nephew Ryan Craw. Beverly will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday October 28, 2010 at 1:00 p.m at the Milford Stake Center located at 748 W. 600 S. A viewing will be held Wednesday October 27, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Southern Utah Mortuary in Milford located at 209 S. 100 W. And again 11:30 a.m. prior to services at the church.

Interment will be in the Minersville City Cemetery all under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.

One Response to “Obituaries 2008 – 2012”

  1. Judy Hardy said

    Bill Cook class of 1969 Passed away on weds Jan 27th There will be a celebration of his life Sat Jan 30th at 1pm at the senior citizens in Milford. He was married to the former Betty Jean Friar No obit has been in the paper yet Will send when I see one

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