Miscellaneous Box Elder County, Utah Obituaries


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Helen Hanskey Braegger
WILLARD - Helen Hanskey Braegger, 91, passed away on Saturday, October 2, 1999, in Brigham City of causes incident to age. She was born on August 13, 1908, in El Reno, Oklahoma, a daughter of John Riley and Bertha Lawrence Hanskey. Helen married Carl Arthur Braegger on March 10, 1928, in Ogden. Utah. They lived mainly in Utah, except a few years in Idaho and Afton, Wyoming, where they operated a motel. When they retired they returned to Willard. Her husband died on January 28, 1993. For the last three years, Helen resided at the Appletree Retirement home in Kaysville, Utah. She is survived by her children: Robert (Naomi) Braegger, Perry, UT; Max (Renee) Braegger, Kemmerer, WY; Eva (Bill) Belliston of Murray, UT; 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Leonard Hill of Roy, Utah. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 1999, at 11 a.m. at Petersen Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, in Brigham City. Friends may call on Wednesday from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Interment will be in the Willard Cemetery.

John J. Braegger
WILLARD - John James Braegger, 29, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at McKay-Dee Hospital. He was born November 17, 1969 in Brigham City, a son of John Brent Braegger and Marie Burbank Braegger Pitzak. John was a lifelong resident of Willard. He was a member of the LDS Church. He worked as a mechanic. John's hobbies included hunting, motorcycling, snowmobiling and playing on the farm with Grandpa. Surviving are his fiancÚ, Kari; son, Brady, and three-month-old son, Connor James; his father, John Brent (Bonnie) Braegger, West Bountiful; his mother, Marie (Bill) Pitzak, South Ogden; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Burbank, Brigham City; one sister, Lorie L. Braegger-Holbert, Ogden; one niece, Trisha Marie, and one nephew, John Riley. John was preceded in death by his grandparents, James and Betty Braegger. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may call at the mortuary on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Interment, Willard Cemetery.

Clara Hinckley Ensign
JEFFERSON, OREGON - Clara Hinckley Ensign, age 97, passed away at the home of her daughter Carolyn and Ralph Killinger October 4, 1999. She was born September 24, 1902 in Provo, Utah, a daughter of Ira Noble Hinckley and Lillian King Hinckley, first cousin to Gordon B. Hinckley and niece of the Honorable William H. King, twenty-four year senator from Utah. She was the last surviving sibling including her brothers Parnel and Lawrence plus five sisters: Josephine Bentley, Margaret Mauss, Hortense Duncan, Edith Parker and Gwen Knuckles. Surviving are her three children: John Dale (Sophia) Ensign II of Perry, Utah; Roger Hinckley Ensign of St. George, Utah and Carolyn (Ralph) Killinger of Jefferson, Oregon. Additionally surviving are nine grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren. Born in Provo, she grew up in Salt Lake City, graduated from the University of Utah and began her teaching career at Granite High School. She was married to John Dale Ensign in 1927 and subsequently raised her family in Salt Lake City, Jackson, Wyoming, Portland, Oregon and Ogden, Utah. Her husband died in Ogden in 1953 at which time she moved to Los Angeles, California, where she continued her teaching. After retiring she did substitute teaching into her 86th year. Clara enjoyed good health until her nineties, finally moving to St. George with Roger and then the last nine years with Carolyn in Oregon. She taught Sunday School and was always active in church and did much temple work in her later years. She always bore strong testimony regarding the joy and happiness she enjoyed via the LDS Church and her sure belief in the importance of its values and standards both in peoples lives and its value to society. Her life spanned horse and buggy days through the Model T. Ford and finally today's jets and rockets; she lived on the farm and in L.A., one of the world's largest and most diverse cities. A full and happy life was hers! Funeral services will be held in Salt Lake City October 9, 1999, Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at the Larkin Mortuary, 200 East and South Temple with a viewing at 10 a.m. preceding the service. Interment will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Local arrangements by Petersen Funeral Chapel, Brigham City.

Dantzel (Danny) Jordan
SALT LAKE CITY - Dantzel (Danny) Jordan, 49, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 3, 1999, in Salt Lake City, due to an extended illness. She is preceded in death by her mother. Dantzel was born on March 15, 1950. She is the daughter of Clovis Harman and Amy Lou Palmer Jordan. She was lovingly known throughout her life as "Danny". Danny was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She lived most of her life at American Fork Training School in American Fork. For the last 12 years she lived at the East Side Assisted Living Center in Salt Lake City. Danny is survived by her father, Clovis Harman Jordan, her two brothers, Blaine (Sandy) Jordan, Ralph (Cindy) Jordan and her three sisters, Carol (Kent) Pace, Julie Ann (Blaine) Knight, JaNae (David) Heap, twenty-one nieces and nephews and five great nieces and nephews and her family at East Side Center. We are grateful to our Heavenly Father for blessing our family with such a loving, kind and giving daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. There will be a small family service at Petersen Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South in Brigham City, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 7, 1999. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.

Raymond Aaron Lewis
BRIGHAM CITY - Raymond Aaron Lewis, 75, died Oct. 3, 1999, at the McKay Dee Hospital following a cerebral hemorrhage. He was born May 29, 1924, in St. Joseph, Michigan to Raymond Sylvester and Edith Molter Lewis. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School where he first developed his love for sports, participating in football and track. After high school, he spent three years as a corporal in the U. S. Army. During his military service, he worked as a medic at Bushnell hospital in Brigham City, where he met his future wife, Margaret Tingey. Ray became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and married Margaret in the Logan LDS Temple on Nov. 15, 1945. They were married for nearly fifty years. Margaret died May 12, 1995. After their marriage Ray never left Brigham. He became a pillar of the community. He worked for 37 years at Hill Air Force Base as a Quality Control Section Chief and served in various church callings—as Young Men's president, as counselor in three bishoprics, as bishop of the Brigham 6th Ward, and as a member of the stake high council, among others. He took great pride in the fact that he built the steeple on the Sixth Ward Chapel, which, to this day, has never leaked. He lived a life of service. Most importantly, he rendered this service not out of duty but out of a genuine love for those that he served. He epitomized those whom Christ called the salt of the earth, one of those rare people who, by virtue of their integrity, their sincerity, and their good humor, infuse savor into the lives of all those who know them. He is survived by two children; Pamela Lewis (Craig) Hickman of Provo and Gary Ray Lewis of Colorado and three grandchildren, Jared Winston Hickman, Kimberly Michelle Hickman and Leigh Megan Hickman. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Whitney Ann Hickman. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Brigham Sixth Ward Chapel. Friends may call Monday 6 to 8 p.m. at the Myers Mortuary in Brigham and at the church Tuesday 10 to 10:45 a.m. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.

Alice Elaine Davis Nelson
CORINNE - Alice Elaine Davis Nelson, 62, died September 29, 1999, at home after a valiant battle with cancer. She was born November 7, 1936, in Brigham City, a daughter of George Lorenzo and Alice Irene Fredrickson Davis. Elaine graduated from Box Elder High School. She married Ronald A. Nelson on February 18, 1956, in Corinne, Utah. Their marriage was solemnized in 1964 in the Logan LDS Temple. She was a member of the Corinne Second Ward, serving the Lord in many church callings, especially as the Primary Chorister. Elaine retired from Box Elder School District where she worked as a cook for 33 years. She enjoyed the many friendships she made while working in the school lunch program. She enriched the lives of her family by the endless hours of love she spent with them. She enjoyed crocheting, camping and spending time at the cabin in Island Park. She never forgot holidays or birthdays and she always made them special in her own unique way. Elaine is survived by her husband; two daughters: Teresa (David) Bingham, Corinne; Trudie (Zane) Checketts, Corinne; one son, Ronald Mark (Julie) Nelson of Bear River City; one stepson, Michael (Betty) Deakin of Brigham City. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Diane (Neil) Harper, Corinne; her brother, Fredric (Cheryl) Davis, Tremonton; and a very special aunt, Beverly (Shirl) Hess of Washington Terrace. She was preceded in death by her parents and two grandsons. Funeral services were held Monday, October 4, at the Corinne LDS Chapel. Interment at the Corinne Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.
The Best
God saw you were getting tired
and a cure was not to be,
so he put his arms around you
and whispered "come with me."
With tearful eyes we watched you
suffer and saw you fade away.
Although we loved you dearly,
we could not make you stay.
A Golden Heart stopped beating,
working hands put to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes
'The Best.'

Christian Glenn Packer
FARMINGTON - Christian Glenn Packer was born February 26, 1976, to Gary Lowell Packer and Paula Pearson Packer in Salt Lake City, Utah. His death on October 5, 1999, is a result of an auto-pedestrian accident on October 1, 1999, near his home as he was waiting for a bus that took him daily to his welfare mission for the LDS Church at Welfare Square these last 15 months. He was raised on a small family farm and attended elementary school in Honeyville, Utah. He loved his childhood friends and farm animals. He lived with his family in Germany for three years attending German schools and working parttime at the PX Burger King in Frankfurt. The last five years, he has lived with the family in Centerville and Farmington, where he graduated from Viewmont High School. Christian was intellectually handicapped due to Cerebral Palsy from a difficult instrument birth, but far exceeded the anticipated physical and mental growth. Elder Packer will be missed by his surviving parents; grandmother, Ardith Hunsaker Pearson; siblings, Thomas, Kathryn, Laura and Mark; and his many extended family members, associates and friends. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 8, at 10 a.m. at the Compton Bench LDS Chapel, 900 Compton Road, Farmington, Utah. Friends may call at the at the Myers Mortuary, 250 North Fairfield Road, Layton, Utah on Thursday, October 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Friday at the church from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery. Arrangements by Myers Mortuary of Brigham City.

Clifford Squires Spence
BRIGHAM CITY - The earthly probation of Clifford Squires Spence, age 85, ended peacefully on October 2, 1999, at the Peach Tree Assisted Care Center in Brigham City, Utah. Clifford, born November 26, 1913, was the first born son of Alexander Dunkerly and Lessie Lucile Spence of Wellsville, Utah. On October 9, 1940, in the Logan LDS Temple, he married Phyllis Allred, the love of his life. Together they built a home for their five children, teaching them to be honest, to work hard, and to have high integrity. They were truly sweethearts. Where you saw one you almost always saw the other. Cliff was a hard worker and enjoyed the out of doors. He worked in the CC Camps during the depression then went on to work for the state roads for several years. Later he retired from Hill Air Force Base after working there some 25 years. He was a life long resident of Wellsville but due to failing health he and his sweetheart moved to Brigham City in 1994 to be near their son Dennis who has truly given his father loving care. Phyllis passed away in April of 1995. Cliff was an active member of the LDS Church, where he served in the Elders Quorum presidency, the Seventies group presidency, several years as a temple ordinance worker and a faithful home teacher. He was an lifetime member of the Mormon Battalion and the Sons of the Utah Pioneers. He loved camping, fishing, gardening, traveling and especially visiting with family and friends. He found great joy in each of his children and grandchildren and was delighted with their accomplishments. He is survived by four children and their spouses: Dennis Clifford (Colleen) Spence of Brigham City, Stanley Richard (Kathleen) Spence of Hyde Park, Dixie Lee (Paul) Francis of San Diego, CA, Sheryl (Brent) Brown of Downey, ID. ?? Grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers Mark (Wilma) Spencer of Garland, Ivan (Shirley) Spence of Wellsville, and one sister Kristina (Elgo) Anderson of College Ward. He was welcomed into eternity by his loving companion, a daughter Keryl Spence, a brother Deloyd and a granddaughter-in-law ???? Spence and his parents. Dad, "A little walk with us on our own only a little way, then one of us must weep and walk alone until God's day." Goodbye for now Dad, until we meet again. We love you. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 7, at 2 p.m. in the Hall Mortuary, 34 East Center Street, Logan, UT. A viewing will be held Wednesday evening from ??? to ???? p.m. and on Thursday from ??? to ???, prior to the services. Special thanks to the nurses and staff of the Peach Tree Care Center facilities for their kindness and loving care they gave our father.

Eleanor White Haskins
BRIGHAM CITY - Eleanor White Haskins, 85, passed away on Friday, November 27, 1998, at Godfrey's Foothill Retreat. She was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on January 12, 1913, a daughter of George K. and Margaret Baker Ferguson White. Eleanor married Don Wade Haskins on May 15, 1937, in Chicopee, Massachusetts, where both were born and raised. Prior to her marriage she was employed at the home office of the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company in Springfield, Massachusetts. Following marriage her life was spent as a homemaker. She was a devoted wife and mother but also enjoyed reading, music and travel. Following her husband's retirement in 1976 they toured the United States, Canada and Mexico in their trailer. Other travels included Hawaii, a Caribbean Cruise, England and Scotland -- her father's homeland. Survivors include her husband, Don, of Brigham City, and one daughter: Diana Thorson, who with husband, Richard, and two grandchildren reside in Flagstaff, Arizona. Memorial services are pending under the direction of Petersen Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family would appreciate donations to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, Fairfax Road & Virginia, Salt Lake City, UT 84103, or Alzheimer's Association, 919 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60611.

Blythe Stone Hunsaker
BRIGHAM CITY - Blythe Stone Hunsaker, 80, died November 29, 1998, at Brigham City Community Hospital. She was born June 2, 1918, in Brigham City, Utah a daughter of William Leroy and Myrtle Jensen Stone. She married Reed S. Hunsaker June 2, 1939, in the Logan LDS Temple. Blythe was a member of Honeyville First LDS Ward, having served in various positions in Mutual, Primary, Relief Society and Sunday school. She was a member of the Honeysuckle Camp of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and of the Honeyville Civic Club. Blythe and her husband have resided in Honeyville all of their married life. Her interests included dancing, dining out and activities involving family and friends. She is survived by her husband Reed, Honeyville; one daughter, Linda and Don Johnston, Clearfield; two sons: Clark and Peggy Hunsaker and Craig and Donna Hunsaker, Honeyville; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, one son, Reed Sterling Hunsaker, Jr., one brother, Spencer Stone, and one sister, Maureen Ward. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Honeyville LDS Church, 2620 West 6980 North, Honeyville. Friends may visit Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 South 100 East, Brigham City and Thursday at the church from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Internment will be in the Honeyville Cemetery.

Arthur Golden Marriott
TREMONTON - Arthur Golden Marriott, 92, beloved father and grandfather left this earthly existence on Wednesday, November 25, 1998, at the Bear River Valley Care Center in Tremonton, Utah. Arthur was born Nov. 2, 1906, in Garland. He married Zina Valentine in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on Oct. 4, 1933. He spent his entire life in the Bear River Valley. He was employed at the Utah-Idaho Sugar Co. for several years after which he retired from Hill Airforce Base after 23 years of service. He was a High Priest in the Garland East and the Bear River Care Center Branch and a faithful home teacher for many years. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. He is survived by his son, Karl (RaLayne) Marriott, Ogden; and three daughters, Marva (Hal) Mason, Plymouth; Dorothy (Gordon) Taylor, Brigham City; and Arlene (Paul) Hales of Tremonton; 22 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and two great great granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his wife, Zina, three brothers, three sisters, grandson Dallin J. Mason, and a great grandson Dallen C. Mason. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 30, at the Fielding Stake Center, with Bishop William C. Crockett officiating. Arrangements by Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home, Tremonton. Interment in the Garland Cemetery.

Gage David Johnson
BRIGHAM CITY - Gage David Johnson, age 3 3/4, returned to his Heavenly Father Wednesday, February 10, 1999. He was born March 12, 1995, a son of Shannon Dee and Kimberly Dawn Johnson. Gage loved to swim and play with his dog, Lucky. He enjoyed making people laugh. He had attended preschool at Karen Munns. He loved hugs and kisses and snuggles with his mom and dad. He is survived by his parents, Shannon and Kim Johnson, of Brigham City; grandparents: Ron and Jean Posell, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Don and Joyce Johnson of Brigham City. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral Services were Monday, February 15, at Myers Mortuary, 205 South 100 East, Brigham City, Utah. Interment in the Brigham City Cemetery. There will always be a place in our hearts for Gage. He will not be forgotten.

Ann Idonna Pearce Kent
BRIGHAM CITY - Ann Idonna Pearce Kent, 68, died on Wednesday, February 10, 1999. She was born April 8, 1931, in Richmond, Utah, a daughter of Edward Ivan and Ann Elizabeth Sandel Pearce. She married Ferris Monroe Kent. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant and had worked at Pioneer Care Center, Godfrey's Foothill Retreat and Johanna's Nursing Home. Idonna loved people and dedicated thirty years of her life to helping those who couldn't help themselves. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her well and loved her. She is survived by the following children: Velma Perry (Anthony), Murray, UT; Ferris Kent, Jr. (Leigh-Ellen), Providence, UT; Bill Kent (Diana), Ogden, UT; Pearl Aho (Rod), Brigham City, UT; Debra Archuleta (Clyde), Sanford, CO; Randy Kent, Florida; Scott Kent (Debra), Ogden, UT; 32 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, who were the joy of her life. She is also survived by her very special sister-in-law, Marcella Bissegger; three brothers: Lewis Pearce, Glen Pearce, and Blaine Pearce; two sisters: Velma Cutler and Betty Lou Lemon. She was preceded in death by one son, Steven Craig Kent, and two brothers. Funeral Services were held on Monday, February 15, at the Brigham City Twenty-Third LDS Ward, 620 North 300 East, Brigham City, Utah. Interment in the Paradise, Utah Cemetery.

Frank Joseph Locascio
HONEYVILLE - Frank Joseph Locascio, 75, died Feb. 14, 1999, at the Brigham Hospital. He was born Nov. 27, 1923, in Hammond, Louisiana a son of Santo Joseph and Dominica Gabea Locascio. He married Wilalma Armstrong Nov. 7, 1945, in Fresno, Calif. Surviving are his wife Wilalma of Honeyville; six children: Bill and Sherry Locascio of Med Lake, ID, Frankie Locascio of Riverdale, Sammie and Rena Locascio of Brigham City, Phillip and Janet Locascio of Garland, Charles and Natalie Locascio of Logan, Jane and David Wheatley of Deweyville, 23 grandchildren, 13 grandchildren, two brothers: Phillip and Sammie and a sister, Josie. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, February 19, at 10 a.m. at St. Henrys Catholic Church. Vigil Service will be Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Myers Mortuary in Brigham City. Viewing will follow the service until 8 p.m. Interment will be in the Honeyville Cemetery.

Eleanor Bernice Peck Mitchell
BRIGHAM CITY - Eleanor Bernice Peck Mitchell, 73, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at the Columbia Brigham City Community Hospital. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on Nov. 30, 1925, a daughter of Howard W. and Eleanor M. Schultz Peck. Bernice married Donald Edward Mitchell on June 30, 1945, in Omaha, Nebraska. She was a pillar and spiritual leader of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. She was active with the prayer chain, as Bible study leader, Explorer's Bible Study and the Cooperative Ministry Council. She was an active supporter of the charter member of Habitat for Humanity of Northern Utah. She loved people and had a positive impact on many lives. She enjoyed flowers, birds, animals and looking after wildlife. Survivors include her husband, Donald of Brigham City, one daughter and two sons: Kassandra K. and John Clarke, Brigham City, UT; Donald H. and Pamela Mitchell, Huntsville, UT; Kirk E. and Heather Mitchell of Salt Lake City, UT; four granddaughters: Margaret L. Clarke, Anna E. Clarke, Anita B. and Manuel Herrera and Sarah M. Mitchell. Also surviving is a sister, Marion L. and Alvin Parsons, Belleview, WA. Memorial services were held on Monday, Feb. 15, at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 235 Each 850 South, in Brigham City. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donation in Bernice's name to: Habitat for Humanity of Northern Utah, P.O. Box 456, Brigham City, Utah 84302.

Russel Dale Parady
BRIGHAM CITY - Russell Dale Parady, 82, died February 10, 1999. He was born July 3, 1916, in Pilger, Nebraska, a son of Frank Earl and Carrie Bryant Parady. He was the youngest of 13 children. He married Jeanne Stauffer October 21, 1950, in Fresno, California. They lived in Fremont, California until 1979, when he retired and they moved to Brigham City where he was co-owner of Pizza Press. He was a decorated veteran of World War II. He served in England, France and Belgium in the Army Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne and four children: Sharon Ockey, Fresno, CA; Ron (Theda) Parady, Wales, UT; Sue (John) Ochoa, South Jordan, UT; Robb Parady, Brigham City, UT, 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. His son, Rick Parady, of Danville, California preceded in death. Graveside memorial services for family and friends will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 19, at the Brigham City Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by the VFW #1695. Arrangments by Myers Mortuary, 205 South 100 East, Brigham City, Utah.

Martha Reese Petersen
BRIGHAM CITY - Martha Reese Petersen, 45, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on March 25, 1953, in Brigham City, Utah, a daughter of John Holmgren and Betty Nelson Reese. Marty married Dennis Petersen on June 4, 1972. They were later divorced. She was a member of the LDS Church. Marty was employed as a pharmacy technician at ShopKo in Brigham City. She is survived by two sons and one daughter: Joshua Petersen, John Petersen, Ruthie Petersen all of Brigham City, and a very dear close friend, Mike Prindville of Ogden. Also surviving are a brother and a sister, John and Linda Reese of Brigham City, Susan and Steve McRea of Centerville, UT. Graveside services were held Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 11 a.m. in the Brigham City Cemetery, arrangements by Petersen Funeral Chapel, Brigham City. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

William F. Smith
BRIGHAM CITY - William F. Smith, our loving husband, father, special father and grandfather, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, February 10, 1999. He was born on June 16, 1931, in Brigham City, Utah, a son of William R. and Lucile Forrest Smith. Bill graduated from Ogden High School. He also graduated from Utah State University where he was affiliated with the Sigma Nu Fraternity. Bill married Lucille Lemon on December 12, 1958, in Kamas, Utah. She died in 1960. He married Sandra L. Nielsen on October 20, 1967, in Deweyville, Utah. Bill was a member of the Living Hope Christian Fellowship Church. He served as the US Air Force as a staff sergeant in Korea. Bill retired from Thiokol Corporation in 1989. He spent his retirement years working with his son Tony and good friends, Dene and Dana Gardener. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and being a fan of Utah State sports and the Utah Jazz. As part of that he was a member of the Big Blue Club and the 50/50 Club at Utah State. He is survived by his wife, Sandra, of Brigham City; three sons and one daughter: Anthony T. and Vanessa Smith, Bradley W. Johnson, and Melinda L. Smith, all of Salt Lake City, UT; and Nicholas E. and Danette Smith, Brigham City, UT; three grandchildren: Tyson William Smith, Alex Nickole Smith and Carson David Smith. Memorial services were held on Saturday at Petersen Funeral Chapel with Pastor Joel Kramer presiding. In lieu of flowers family suggests donations in Bill's name to USU Big Blue Club, University Hill, Logan, Utah 84321. Bill, thank you for being our quiet mountain!

Della Elizabeth Barney
BRIGHAM CITY - Della Elizabeth Barney, 76, loving mother, grandmother and friend has gone home to be with her Savior and re-join her husband and daughter. She passed away on Friday, April 16, 1999, at the Columbia Brigham City Community hospital of natural causes. She was born on Jan. 31, 1923, in Sylvan Grove Kansas, a daughter of Henry and Pauline Dohl Koenecke. Della married William R. Barney on June 7, 1956, in Salt Lake City. He died on June 25, 1991. She was an active and dedicated member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church. She had lived in Brigham City since 1968. She was a volunteer at the Brigham City Community Hospital and had also given many hours of volunteer work at the soup kitchen. Della was always there for her family and friends. She is survived by one son, Brett Barney of Brigham City and one daughter, Gail Ann Barney of American Fork, UT; two stepsons, Bob Barney of Grand Junction, CO; and Richard Barney of Las Vegas, NV. She was blessed with four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Also surviving are two sisters: Lois Heinze of Sylvan Grove, KS and Alma Lucas of Olympia, WA. Della was preceded in death by a daughter, Jan and a stepson, Rob. A Service of Celebration will be held on Thursday, April 22, at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 750 East 100 South, in Brigham City. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery under the direction of Petersen Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Holy Cross Lutheran Church Memorial fund in her name, P.O. Box 732, Brigham City, Utah 84302.

Helen M. Bradshaw
BRIGHAM CITY, UTAH - Having recently relocated from LaGrange, Missouri to reside with her daughter, Judith Mueller, Helen M. Bradshaw, 87, returned to her Heavenly Father on April 17, 1999, at the Brigham City Community Hospital. She was born on March 14, 1912, a daughter of Elmer and Hattie Jones. She married Jack Bradshaw in 1937; he preceded her in death in 1981. Helen graduated from Maywood Missouri High School and upon receiving her teaching certificate from Culver Stockton College, she taught at the Ten Mile School in rural Missouri. Helen was a life long member of the First Baptist Church and will always will be remembered for her active participation in her church and her community. She is survived by her sons, Gayle, Edina, MO; Larry (Ruth), Columbia, MO; daughter, Judith Mueller, Brigham City, Utah; seven grandchildren, Lori (Gary), Howard, Okeechobee, Florida; Lana Lovell, Eldon, MO; Brad ( Suzie) Mueller, Broken Arrow, OK; Andrew Mueller, Branchville, New Jersey; Erik Mueller, Nashville, Tennesse; Lara Bradshaw, Kansas City, MO; Damon Bradshaw, Springfield, MO; one sister, Mildred Taylor, Richardson, Texas; Anthony Vaughn of Columbia, MO who was a special young man to Helen. Also survived by three beautiful, great grandchildren, Heather Lovell, Troy Howard, and Brady Mueller. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one infant granddaughter, and most recently by her future son-in-law, Phil L. Barfus. Friends may call on Wednesday at the Davis Funeral Home in LaGrange, Missouri. Funeral services will be on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in LaGrange, Missouri. Interment will be in the Maywood Cemetery, Maywood, Missouri.

Setsuko (Ruthie) Hashimoto
DEWEYVILLE - Setsuko (Ruthie) Hashimoto, 81, passed away on Thursday, April 15, 1999, in Brigham City of natural causes. She was born on March 10, 1918, in Fife, Washington, a daughter of Katsugoro and Tomi Horita Yamaguchi. She married I. Sam Hashimoto on May 10, 1945, in Ogden, Utah. He died on June 23, 1997. Ruthie was a member of the Honeyville Buddhist Church and Fujinkai. She and her husband farmed in Deweyville. She had also worked at the Tropical Cafe, Earl's Cafe, Crossroads Cafe and the Bear's Den. She is survived by three sons: Leon (Sandra) Hashimoto of Brigham City, UT; Calvin Hashimoto of Edmond, OK; Carey Hashimoto of Deweyville, UT; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Mitsu Nishio of Seattle, WA and Masam Iida of Auburn, WA. Funeral services were held on Monday, April 19, at the Honeyville Buddhist Church, 3945 West 6900 North. Interment in the Deweyville Cemetery under the direction of Petersen Funeral Chapel.

William Duke Merritts
PLEASANT VIEW - William Duke Merritts, age 46, passed away from his life on April 13, 1999, with courage, patience and dignity. He died peacefully seven weeks after surgery for stomach cancer. July 29, 1952, William Duke Merritts was born to Margerete and Charles Merritts in Columbia, South Carolina, U.S. Army Hospital, Fort Jackson. Bill's early years and elementary education was an odyssey of military installations: Boeblingen, Germany; Fort Smith, Fort Smith, Arkansas; Kelean, Texas, Fort Hood; Colver Pennsylvania; intermediate school, West Covina, California; high school in Ogden; Weber State University, University of Phoenix Masters program. He worked construction, Thiokol 1975-1992, Morton 1992-1996, AOL 1996 to present time. Military Services Specialist E-4, Communications; 1st A.I.T. Bridage (AD) Fort Bliss, Texas. At Weber College, Bill met Shelley E. Hannum of Brigham City, Utah. They were married Nov. 21, 1975, in Las Vegas, Nevada. They both graduated from Weber College, Shelley with her RN and Bill with BA Logistical engineering. With the departure of Bill we will miss our golf duffer, ski enthusiast, Boy Scout buddy, AOL champion, most loyal and caring family member. He leaves his wife, Shelley, sons, William and Marshall; brothers Karl Englmeier and Larry Merritts of Ogden, Chuck Merritts of Diamond Bar, Colorado; George Merritts, Seattle, Washington; his mother, Margerete Merritts of Ogden. Bill was preceded in death by his father, Charles Franklin Merritts and one brother, Andy Englmeier. His everlasting thought: "MEINE LIEBCHEN MIT ALLE MEINE HERZEN" Bill. He was an organ honor. Memorial Services were held on Saturday, April 17, at Petersen Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, in Brigham City.

Susie Lucinda Wood Facer Petersen
BRIGHAM CITY, Utah - On April 14, 1999, Susie Lucinda Wood Facer Petersen returned to her Heavenly Father. Susie spent 102 years of mortal life upon this earth. She was born March 10, 1897, in Willard, Utah. She was a daughter of Brigham Wood and Mary Amelia Pettingill Wood. Susie was preceded in death by first husband, Meshach Prior Facer who died in 1963, and her second husband, Deveril L. Petersen who died in 1989. Also preceding her in death were J. Preston Stokes and Ricky Jarvis Facer, grandchildren, and Nathan D. Maxon, a great-grandchild. Susie and Meshach operated a small self-sufficient farm in Willard where they raised six children: Wilma Davis Richardson, Ogden, UT; Nalda Stokes Cutler, Brigham City, UT; Don Wood (Elaine) Facer, Coalville, UT; Meshach Darwin (Shirley) Facer, Emmett, ID; Lorin Clifford (Patty) Facer, Willard, UT; Jarvis B. (Rowena) Facer, Willard, UT. Susie has 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren. Susie's father, Brigham Wood, died when she was six months old. Her mother, Mary Amelia Pettingill Wood, died as a result of a horse and buggy runaway when Susie was eight years old. Her sister Ida Call and husband, Will Call raised her on a farm in South Willard. She worked outside on the farm with Will Call. She was known for being a skillful horse woman. Susie enjoyed playing the piano "by ear." If you could hum it she could play it. She was blessed with a great sense of humor and always believed in giving people a pat on the back. She was an active member of the LDS Church serving as Relief Society President, Primary President, Primary organist and she held various other positions. She frequently visited the elderly and her friends in the care centers. She liked the outdoors and went deer hunting with her family until she was in her seventies. She also enjoyed visiting the family farm and spending time in the apple orchards shining apples at harvest time. A special thanks to Dr. Dean L. Bunderson and Dr. Reed Merrill for those many house calls and dedicated attention to mother. We want to give a special thanks to the ladies who assisted in taking care of mother in her later years. Funeral services were held April 17 at the Willard Ward Church, 80 North 100 West, with Bishop Duane Braegger officiating. Interment in the Willard Cemetery under the direction of Petersen Funeral Chapel.

William Woodland Reeder
William Woodland Reeder, 88, passed away Friday, April 2, 1999, in Logan, Utah, of natural causes. He was born on March 26, 1911, in Robin, Bannock County, Idaho, a son of Jesse C. and Charlotte Woodland Reeder. He grew up on the family dairy farm in Brigham City, and graduated from Box Elder High School in 1929. After earning bachelor's and master's degrees in sociology from Utah State University, he was a social case worker in Box Elder County for two years. In 1939, he moved to Ithaca, New York, for further graduate study at Cornell University. During World War II, he served in the research branch of the United States Army, in England and France, doing extensive research on soldier morale and personnel problems. In December 1945, he met Letty Kathleen Eckensberger, of Cementon, Pennsylvania. They were married on June 29, 1947, in Muhlenberg College Chapel, Allentown, Pennsylvania. After Letty became a member of the LDS Church, they were sealed in the Logan Temple on August 29, 1950. In 1947, William received a doctorate in rural sociology from Cornell, where he was a faculty member for 30 years. His area of expertise was community and leadership development, and social theory. He was a member of the Rural Sociological Society. He also served on various boards in the Ithaca community. From 1949 to 1960, he was a counselor in the presidency of the Eastern States Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He also served as a branch president, and was the first patriarch in the Ithaca New York Stake (now the Owego New York Stake). After retiring as a professor emeritus from Cornell, he and his family moved to Logan, Utah, in 1978, where he served as a Sunday school teacher, and as a patriarch in the Logan East and University 3rd stakes. William Reeder is survived by his wife, Letty, of Logan; his son, William Douglas Reeder, of Logan; his three daughters, Kathleen (Daniel) Doornbos, San Jose, Calif., Claudia (Steven) Walters, Mesa, Ariz., Kimberly (Christian) Kemp, North Ogden, Utah; nine grandchildren; his brother, Dr. Jesse W. Reeder, Orem, Utah; his brother-in-law C. Merrill Cruser, West Valley City, Utah; his brother-in-law William (Louise) Eckensberger, Whitehall, Penn.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his sister, Clara R. Cruser, and sister-in-law, Shirley A. Reeder. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 6, at the Logan 27th Ward, followed by burial in the Brigham City Cemetery.

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