Miscellaneous Box Elder County, Utah Obituaries


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Montpelier, Idaho – Ethel Ella Kunz Johnson, 88, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at the Bear Lake Skilled Nursing Facility in Montpelier. She was born Aug. 12, 1914, in Bern, Idaho, to David J. and Emma Caroline Kunz. She was raised on their farm in Bern and attended school in Bern and high school in Montpelier. She married Elwood Albert Hansen on April 19, 1932, and they had one son. She later married Thiel Johnson on Aug. 29, 1947. Ethel worked for the Civil Service in California and Utah and later for First Security Bank. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held several callings, mainly in Junior Sunday School and Primary. She and her husband served a mission and were temple workers in the Ogden Temple and the Los Angeles Temple. Ethel is survived by her husband, Theil, one son Darrell (Annette) Hansen of Geneva, Idaho, three grandsons, Randy (Danette) Hansen of West Point, Utah, Rick (Sharon) Hansen and Lon (Marie) Hansen both of Hooper, Utah, one granddaughter, Jackie Hansen of Geneva, Idaho, 10 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by four step-children, Theone (Elaine) Johnson of Kuna, Idaho, Wayne Johnson of Clarkson, Washington, Sandra Kaufmann of Hyannio, Mass., and Lynn (Sylvia) Johnson of Weiser, Idaho. She was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at 11:00 AM in the Matthews Mortuary Chapel in Montpelier, where friends may call that morning from 10:00 AM until 10:45 AM. Burial will be in the Bern Cemetery.

Robert W. Burns
On Saturday, November 30, 2002, Robert W. Burns passed away peacefully at the home of his daughter Randi. Parkinsons took his body, but we know Heavenly Father claimed his sweet spirit. He was born on May 9, 1922, in Gracemont, OK, to Albert and Hattie Burns. He was the youngest of five children. He joined the Army in 1940 where he served his country in the 7th Cavalry and the Air Corp. He married Marie Kelin in 1944. They had two daughters, Bobbi and Randi. Bob worked for the Ohio Oil Company in Cement, OK, before moving his family to Kansas. There he attended Christian Bible College in Haviland and became an ordained Minister. He was dedicated in his love of the gospel and to the joy of sharing it. He Pastored churches in Larned, Pratt, and Dodge City, Kansas as well as Lookeba, Oklahoma. After moving to Utah, he divorced. That’s when he met Rosemary Kannegiesser and her five children (Carole, Donna, Billy, Sherry and Jim). The couple was married. He loved his family and was a devoted husband and father. They moved to Brigham City where Bob worked for Thiokol until he retired in 1984. He established and Pastored the Faith Community Church in Brigham City. Later he was instrumental in the organization and support of the First Assembly of God Church. He lived his life by example and was an inspiration to all who knew him. The honesty and selfless love he practiced daily touched many lives. Surviving are his wife Rosemary and six children: Bobbie (Larry) Burke, Hillsboro, OR; Randi (Doug) Smith, South Weber, UT; Carole Walker, Cypress, CA; Donna (Mike) Vickers (Buddy), Malad, ID; Sherry (Gary) Anderson, Clinton, UT; Jim (Cindy) Kannegiesser, Farr West, UT; nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Also, a loving sister Jeri Southworth of Los Angeles, CA, and many special nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son Billy, one brother, Gentry, and two sisters Wendall and Opal. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the Applegate Hospice Program who assisted in his care. In lieu of flowers, he’d want donations sent to the Ogden Rescue Mission. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 7, at 11 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City. Friends may call on Saturday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment will be in the Uintah City Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the VFW Post 1596 Honorguard.

BRIGHAM CITY ˆ John Harold Brewer, 92, passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2002 of causes incident to age. He was born on September 16, 1910 in St. Charles, Idaho to John W. and Bertha Alice Arnell Brewer. Harold grew up with a love for the great outdoors and also a love of music. He formed several Dance Bands in the 1930‚s and 40‚s and was a music teacher in both Utah and Idaho for over thirty years. He married Helja Clark on July 28, 1937; she died a few years later. He later married Elizabeth Nichols on June 8, 1946 together they had three children, two sons; Brent, Salt Lake City, UT, Craig, Brigham City, UT and one daughter; Janice (Paul) Hart, Houston, Texas. They were later divorced. Harold then married Virginia Butler Nelson on January 29, 1962; she died on April 16, 1990. Harold has 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two of his wives Helja and Virginia, a brother Courtney and two sisters; Lapriel (Julien) Thornock and Wilma Brewer. Services will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brigham City 16th Ward Chapel, 145 West 500 South. A viewing for Harold will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2002 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 E., in Brigham City, UT. Interment will be in the St. Charles, Idaho. Send condolences to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com

Nick Homer Topik
BRIGHAM CITY - Nick Homer Topik returned to the presence of his Heavenly Father and Son, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, November 26, 2002, to be reunited with his beautiful wife, Sunny. Nick was born April 25, 1922, in Leipzig, Germany, to Louis and Betty Rosenfelder Topik. He arrived in Brigham City during the winter of 1949 with his wife. He established, owned and operated Western Hills Realty as Principal Broker for 29 years. He had a reputation of fairness and integrity in his dealings with his clients. This resulted in Nick developing numerous lifetime friendships. He was the driving force in establishing the Winter Ski Program for the youth of Brigham City, through the Brigham City Recreation Department. Dad was inducted into the U.S. Army during WW II, at the age of 18, landing on the beaches of Tunisia, North Africa, with the 142nd Rainbow Division. Shortly thereafter he was reassigned to the Counter Intelligence Corp., U.S. Army, Saizburg, Austria, with the rank of Captain at age 19 because of his linguistics abilities. Nick was proud of his son, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his immediate family. He was a lifelong member of the Democratic Party, Box Elder County. He served as County Chairman for a number of years. He is survived by his son, Ronald Nicholas (Maureen) Topik, Clinton, UT; along with the following brothers: Fred (Elida) Topik, Hollywood, CA; Kurt Topik, Laguna Beach, CA; and Rolf (Ruth) Topik, Hartford, CN. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Hans Topik. He is survived by his six grandchildren, three step grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A celebration of Nick’s life was held at the Community Presbyterian Church in Brigham City, on Monday, December 2 with Pastor Richard Scott officiating. Interment in the Brigham City Cemetery under the direction of Gillies-Petersen Funeral Chapel. Dad: It’s sad that I have to see you go. I prayed with all my heart that this wouldn’t be so. Nonetheless, when I kept seeing your constant struggle with pain, I realized that it was time for you to go home where your earthly journey began! I love you and miss you! Thank you for giving me the opportunity of being your son. I’ll never forget the great table tennis matches, tennis matches, fishing and duck hunting trips we had together! In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the following charities: The Soup Kitchen of Brigham City, Brigham City Senior Center, The Rescue Mission of Weber County. Military honors by VFW Post 1695.

Abby Ruth Baird
Abby Ruth Baird, beloved daughter of Randall Orrin and Debra Huggins Baird, passed from this earthly existence on January 31, 2003. She was born April 24, 1980, in Provo, Utah. Abby was severely disabled and some might say that her life had no purpose; yet there are many who have witnessed her reach out and influence countless people for good. Her family is honored to have known her. Abby is the third child in the Baird family, with two older sisters, Angela (Jim) Walker of Logan, Utah, and Emily (Mike) Sessions of Star, Idaho, and two younger brothers, Adam Randall Baird, Orem, Utah, and Elder Brandon Orrin Baird, Mexico Monterrey North Mission. She has one niece, Abby Emma Sessions, and one nephew, Tyler Michael Sessions, also of Star, Idaho. Abby’s family wishes to extend their warmest thanks to the employees of the Connor Street Group Home in Salt Lake City, Utah, for the loving care they gave Abby all of these years. They also want to thank the professional and caring staff of Primary Children’s Hospital and Dr. Tom Metcalf, also of Salt Lake City, who attended Abby for almost 20 years. Services will be held at the Willard Stake Center, Perry, Utah, on Wednesday, February 5, 2003, at 11 a.m. Family and friends are invited. Interment will be in the Brigham City, Utah, cemetery.

Marcha Thomas Freeze
Beloved Wife & Mother
In memory of a beautiful person who has touched so many lives. Marcha Thomas Freeze passed away February 1, 2003, surrounded by her family who loves her more than words could ever express. Marcha was born on March 23, 1945, with her twin sister, Marie in Spanish Fork, Utah, to David and Bethel Thomas. She married Lamoine (Lee) L. Freeze on October 2, 1965. She had no idea the impact of her life on others, and especially her family. Marcha was a loving and kind mother who inspired her children to always do good. She instilled in us the importance of a close family. Her family was the center of her life. She taught us to have fun together, to love and to help each other. Her grandchildren loved how she spent time with them, and she loved doing it. Marcha’s talents included being a wonderful pianist, excellent gardener, wonderful cook, and flower arranger. She was so giving of her time and her talents. She was a pianist for primary for many years, and a visiting teacher. She worked at Levelor for 20 years, and made many friends there. All those who knew her well can picture her bright smile. We will all miss her fun, gentle, loving ways. We will always have a special place in our hearts just for her. Marcha was proceeded in death by her parents, brother Paul, and grandson Christopher. She is survived by the loves of her life, her husband; children: Roberta (Bill) Kerivan, Joan Gallegos, Patricia Swenson, Brent (Jorgi) Freeze, Brenda (Dave) Farrell, Janeane (Michael) Howe, Alan (Stacey) Freeze, and Greg Freeze; 21 grandchildren; 10 great grand children; sisters, Kathryn (LD), Marie (Shirl); many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held Wednesday Feb 5, 11a.m. at the LDS Church at 2633 South 50 West, Bountiful, UT. Family and friends are welcome Wednesday February 5 from 9:45-10:45 am. at the church prior to services. Interment at Bountiful City Cemetery. on-line guest book and directional maps at www.russonmortuary. com

Doris M. Shipley
BRIGHAM CITY Doris M. Shipley, 83, died Feb 3, 2003 at Peach Tree. She was born April 17, 1919 a son of Milton Floyd and Emma LoVean Jensen Murphy. She married L. Burt Shipley June 29, 1946 in Evanston, WY. Doris and Burt ran Murphy‚s Inn in Corinne for 23 years. Surviving are two children, Hope S. Welch of North Salt Lake, Alan B. Shipley of Arlington, TX and a brother Melvin F. Murphy of Corinne. Services will be announced by Myers Mortuary in Brigham.

Timothy (Mim) Jestin McCarter
CLEARFIELD-Our precious little boy has gone to be with his Uncle Tim to wait hand in hand for the rest of us. Little Tim, son of Jonathan and Topaz (Carter) McCarter, passed away quietly in his sleep at his home in Clearfield, on Saturday, February 1, 2003. He was born in Clearfield on June 10, 1999. Mim loved Spongebob, “rah-rahs”, singing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” with mama, riding in daddy’s taxi, playing with his brothers and sisters, being in charge of the tv ‘mote, and playing Blues Clues on the computer. Sweet and gentle, bright and brave, Mim is dearly loved by all who knew him. He is survived by his parents, brothers and sisters, Kylee and Nicholas McCarter, of Clearfield; and Joshua McCarter, of Effingham, IL; grandparents, Linda McCarter and Susana Cabezas, of Murray; ReNae Carter, of Brigham, and Frank Hurt, of Brigham; great-grandparents, Arlin and Gracie Poulsen, of Brigham; aunts and uncles, Joel and Tina McCarter, of Bountiful; Uriah and Heather McCarter, of Flint, MI; Michael and Ana McCarter, of West Valley; Jeremiah McCarter, of Clearfield; Robin McCarter, of Los Angeles; Robert and Ericka Smuin, of Perry; Rocky and Stephanie Smuin, of Brigham; and Christopher Smuin, of Brigham; and many cousins and loving friends Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 6, 2003, at 2:00 p.m., at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden. Friends and family may call at Leavitt’s on Wednesday, February 5, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Interment at Brigham City Cemetery. Send condolences to the family at www.leavittsmortuary.com Tim, we miss you terribly. Thumbs up. Little buddy. Meet us at the gate.

BRIGHAM CITY- On February 3, 2003 Agatha Mozell Collins Laird was met in Heaven by a special Great-grandson, Brayden Christoffersen . She was born February 13, 1912 in Rowe, Oklahoma a daughter of Bertha Mae Bryant Collins and Grover Elexander Collins. She was educated and was later a substitute teacher in the Shamrock, Oklahoma Schools. Aggie married Elmer Laird on February 14, 1931, they lived in Oklahoma until 1961 when the family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. She spent many years as the bookkeeper for her husband‚s trucking business. They later moved to Willard, Utah and lived there until Elmer‚s death in 1979. In earlier years Aggie‚s interests were family, sports, and dancing, she was quite the fisherman, you always knew where she was because you just went to the closest fishing hole. Upon Mrs. Laird declining health she moved to Brigham Nursing and Rehab. Aggie has three children; Elmer (Fran) Laird Jr., of Santa Ana, CA; Charles (Jeanette) Laird of Santa Ana, CA, Sue (Lee) Bessinger of Brigham City, UT; eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a sister, Zelma Moore, Eufaula, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, one great-grandson, two brothers and a sister. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Shamrock, Oklahoma. Services will be Thursday, February 6, 2003 at the Willard Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. Directed by Myers Mortuary, Brigham City. Send condolences to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com (Click on Obituary)

Susan Archibald Farnsworth
Bear River City: Our beloved daughter, sister, mother, "Nana", and friend, Susan Archibald Farnsworth, returned home to Our Heavenly Father on February 2, 2003, following an extended battle with cancer. Susan was born in Brigham City, Utah, on December 4, 1947, to Doyle "Bob" and Arva Dallin Archibald. She grew up in Bear River City where she received her early education and she graduated from Box Elder High School. After living for a time in Brigham City, she returned to Bear River City to raise her own family. She enjoyed her work and she treasured the many friendships she made during nearly 30 years of employment with the Defense Logistics Agency of the United States government. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She especially enjoyed her callings and associations in the ward and stake Young Women organizations. She enjoyed needlework, scrapbooking, and other crafts. She also enjoyed various outdoor activities such as camping and gardening. But most of all, her life was devoted to her family, and she loved to spend time with those whom were closest to her, particularly her grandchildren during the last few years. Her loving and caring spirit touched the lives of all those who knew her. She is survived by her son Zac (Joy) Yates of Lynnwood, WA; her daughter Megan Farnsworth, Bear River City; her mother Arva Archibald, Bear River City; her siblings, Spencer (Janice) Archibald, Brigham City; Joy (Richard) Nelson, Bear River City; and Dwain Archibald, Ogden; and her two grandchildren Kyla and Treyson Yates. Preceding her in death were her father and two infant sons, Jared Lee and Matt Lee Farnsworth. The family wishes to express their appreciation to the many caring nurses and staff at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and the radiation oncology division at the McKay Dee hospital, particularly to Dr. Saundra Buys and Dr. Leslye Ingersol. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 7, 2003, 12:00 noon at the Bear River LDS Chapel, 5870 North 4700 West. Friends may call Thursday, February 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton and Friday, February 7th from 10:30 to 11:40 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Bear River City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Huntsman Cancer Institute, 2000 Circle of Hope, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 Condolences may be extended to the family at: www.rogersandtaylor.com

BRIGHAM CITY- Our dear mother, grandmother, sister, and friend passed away suddenly surrounded by her family on January 29, 2003. Our hearts are broken and we‚ll miss her laughter, kindness and goodness. Her loves in life were her family and many great friends. Once again she is with those she has loved and passed on before her. Our mother was born November 8, 1930 to Marcelo and Josefa Silva. She married our dad, Ben, on October 29, 1950. They had four children. She was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church servicing wherever she was needed. Our mother enjoyed being with family and friends. She liked to crochet and make quilts for her family. She also enjoyed making tamales and cooking for the family at reunions and other family gathering. She had a special knack for gardening and enjoyed that as well -- like the „infamous tree,‰ ha-ha Mom! She also enjoyed her Wendover trips with family and friends. She is survived by her two daughters Jane (special son-in-law, Larry), Elaine and two sons, Frank and Dan; seven grandchildren (Kym, Ryan, Brandon, Jamie, Megan, Stephanie, Jesse, and Skyler.); nine great-grandchildren (Shaunessy, Patrick, Gabe, David, Bree, Brigham, Brek, Kelsey, & Jesse); brother, Elidio, three sisters Juana, Felix, and Estelle; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and five brothers (Domingo, Pat, Ebbie, Tony, & Marcello). A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, February 3, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Henry‚s Catholic Church, 380 S. 200 E., Brigham City. Viewing and a Holy Rosary will be at 6:00 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 E., Brigham City, UT. Family and friends may call Sunday from 6:45 to 8:00 p.m. at the Mortuary. Internment will be at Brigham City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association in memory of our mother. Send condolences to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com (Click on Obituaries)

When God sends forth a tiny soul
To learn the ways of the earth,
A mother‚s love is waiting there
We call this wonder birth.
When God calls home a little soul
And stills a fleeting breath,
A Father‚s love is waiting there,
This too is birth, not death.
Our special, tiny soul D‚Artagnan Chee Begaii, after a brief moment of life, died on January 30, 2003 at the Brigham City Community Hospital. Surviving are his parents, Eric & Quyen Begaii and brother, Christopher Begaii of Brigham City; grandparents, Jennie Begaii of Brigham City and David & Margaret Saunders, Millville, Muoi Do of Vietnam and Marvell & Dewey Whatcott, Salt Lake City. The Begaii family are members of the Brigham City 11th Ward. Funeral services will be Monday, February 3, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 South 100 East, Brigham City, where the family will meet friends from1:00 to 1:45 p.m. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.

"Together Again"
Burnice Robert (Bob) Baird, 79, passed away on Saturday, January 25th, 2003 due to complications of Alzheimer’s. He was born September 15, 1923 in Fairview, Idaho to Lawrence and Millie Smith Baird. Bob married Emma Luana McBride December 19th, 1945 in Lewiston, Utah and was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple. He was a drill instructor in the Marine Corps during World War II and also served on the U.S.S. Colorado. He retired from Westinghouse Hanford in Richland, Washington. He is survived by his brother, Claude Baird of Bosie, Idaho and five children, Bobbie Zavala, Richland, Washington; Linda (Dale) Anderson, Rawlins, Wyoming; Kim (Bill) Waters, South Jordan, Utah; Larry Baird, Ogden, Utah; Brooks (Brad) Scott, Kennewick, Washington; 23 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lu, two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 8th, 2003 at 11:30 a.m. at the Willard Ward Chapel, 80 North 100 West, Willard, Utah. A viewing will be held on Friday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Lewiston City Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the VFW Post 1695 Honor Guard.

Brigham City ˆ Anne Barbara Jean Abel, 26, while in the arms of her loving husband, she returned peacefully to her Father in Heaven, on April 2, 2003, after having a long hard battle with Cancer. She fought a courageous, valiant battle with her family by her side. She never lost her loving charitable attitude for others even when she struggled, she was always more concerned about the welfare of those around her. She touched everyone she came in contact with and was deeply loved by all her nieces and nephews whom she loved as her own children, they loved to stay at Aunt Anne‚s home more than their own. Anne was born June 6, 1976 in Aberdeen, Scotland a daughter of Allan Inglis and Dorothy Campbell Watt. She married her sweetheart Chad Dennis Abel on March 29, 1997 in Dundee, Scotland. Anne was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had been a primary teacher and served as primary secretary. She worked at Shopko at the service desk. Surviving are her husband, Chad, Brigham City; sister; Beth Murphy; father; Allan Inglis Watt; sisters; Rae Watt, Susan Watt, Dorothy Watt, and brother; Brian (Gillian) Watt, Dundee, Scotland; father and mother-in-law; Dennis and Karen Abel; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Alicia & Scott Singleton; nieces; Raonaid Watt, Taylor Watt; Gabrille Watt, Bailey Singleton; nephews; Connan Watt, Harris Watt, Rael Watt, Zacharey Singleton, McKade Singleton & Keelan Singleton. She was preceded in death by her mother Dorothy Allan Watt and Auntie Jean Miller. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brigham City 7th Ward Chapel, 523 North 100 West, Brigham City. Friends may call on Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 E., Brigham City and on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Mortuary. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Anne Abel donation account at Zions Bank, 98 North Main, Brigham City.

BRIGHAM CITY ˆMax Ralph Millar, 73, died Tuesday evening April 1, 2003 at Pioneer Care Center in Brigham City, UT. He was born June 14, 1929 in Preston, Idaho a son of Ralph Norman and Veda Barrett Millar. Max married Elva Larsen on April 21, 1957 in Cub River, Idaho and 3 months later they were sealed for time and all Eternity in the Logan Temple. The family has resided in Brigham City since 1969. Max went on a LDS Mission to Missoula, Montana and Casper, Wyoming and after was drafted into the Army in 1952 where he was sent to Fort Ord, California. In Preston, Idaho he was a Stake Missionary. Max has been an active member in the church all his life. He was a Scout Leader. He was called to the Pioneer Care Center Branch in 1982 as a First Councilor in the Sunday School. He was later called to be a priesthood advisor, teaching a priesthood class. He had been a dedicated branch teacher for 20 years. He is survived by his wife; Elva, two daughters; Melodee Burgener (Jeff Taylor), Salt Lake City, UT; Annette (Zane) Clark, Clarkston, UT; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Max was loved by all that knew him; all spoke of him with a golden tongue. He was always a man of great faith, virtue, understanding, humility and kind to all. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 5, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at Myers Mortuary Chapel, 205 S. 100 E., Brigham City. Friends may call Friday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the Mortuary. Interment will be in the Franklin, Idaho Cemetery.

BRIGHAM CITY ˆ Betty Lou Holland Martin, 76, passed away April 6, 2003 at her home. She was born August 20, 1926 in Bear River City, UT a daughter of John H. and Edith Rose Holland. Betty married Carl W. Martin in 1951. She worked as a nurse at Bushnell Hospital during the war. She also worked at Alex Café and Bert‚s Café and in Faster Care for the State of Utah. Betty is survived by her son; Carl Martin, CA; five grandchildren; Jennifer Gusmus, shelly Shupe, Billy Stone, Jr., Chris Martin and Bonnie Martin and nine great-grandchildren; brother and sisters; Max Holland, Joshua Tree, CA; Mary Davis, Little, Mtn; Faye Larsen, Brigham City; Dorothy Bessinger, Tremonton; Connie Hall, Brigham City; Darlene Poppleton, Logan; Kathleen Fletcher, Brigham City; her best friends Ruby Brown, and Nondus Holland. Preceded in death by her parents; a daughter Kathleen Stone; two brothers and one sister. Graveside services will be Friday, April 11, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at the Brigham City Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, April 11, 2003 from 11:00 to 12:40 p.m. at her home, 37 North 300 West, Brigham City, Utah. Under the direction of Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 E., Brigham City.

BRIGHAM CITY, UT / PARAGOULD, AR -Theodore Donald Leonard Ivy, 79, passed away peacefully April 8, 2003 at his daughter and favorite son-in-laws home in Brigham City, UT. He spent his final days joking with and being comforted by grand-daughter Tammy along with her supportive friend Melanie. Theodore was one of four sons born to Robert Cecil Ivy and Lillie Pearl Ann Yates. He was born August 30, 1923, in Honersville, Mo. He was survived by his wife Lola Francis whom he married in 1992, as well as his daughter Pearl L. (Kent) Brailsford and son Charles Larry (Carol) Ivy. Theodore also left behind many loving step-children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Theodore devoted his life to the five children and their subsequent families he had with his first wife, Bertha Madolene. Theodore and Bertha‚s marriage ended in divorce and years later he married Earlene Willis who passed away to diabetes. Theodore was also preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, three children and two grand children. Theodore began his adult life by serving the U.S. Army during World War II until he was honorably discharged due to injuries incurred while on active duty. Theodore was a man of many trades and his quick-mind and willingness to take on a new adventure led him to many different areas, from the shipyards to the railroads, Theodore was always able to contribute in a positive manner. In his personal life, he was referred to as Ted or Teddy by those who knew him well. He had a lot of love to give and did so freely with his family and as a result has left behind many fond memories. He is best remembered by family members as being loving, happy and always there when you need him. He was never to busy for you and you never doubted his love or that his concern was genuine. Theodore was a member of the Southern Baptist Church. He preferred to fill his times of leisure by spending time with family, camping and fishing. One of his most precious memories are of him and wife Lola sitting on the porch, making small talk and enjoying each other‚s company. Theodore always enjoyed being around people, he loved to entertain others with his stories and made friends no matter where he traveled. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him. Memorial services will be Saturday April 12, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Myers Mortuary Chapel, 205 S. 100 E. Brigham City. Friends may call Friday, April 11, 2003 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:30 to 9:50 a.m. at the Mortuary. Interment will be in the Providence Cemetery in AR.

BRIGHAM CITY- Thomas DeVere „Dee‰ Earl, 73, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 3,2003 at Pioneer Care Center. He was born in Cardston, Alberta, Canada on July 3, 1929 a son of George and Bernice Earl. Dee married Faun Grant on November 13, 1948 in Brigham City, Utah, and later they were sealed for time and all eternity in the Logan Temple. Dee lived a wonderful life full of many experiences. He had many professions, beginning with the family business of Earl‚s Service Center, to a police officer, a jailer, a Thiokol Security Guard, and more. He also served on the Brigham City Fire Department for 22 years, holding many positions, including Fire Chief. After retiring, Dee spent much of his time helping to hold down a stool at Digger‚s Shop. Surviving are his wife; Faun, two sons; Charles (May) Earl; Michael (Rebecca) Earl; one daughter; Kathleen (Jerry) Peterson, all of Brigham City; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his two brothers. He was preceded in death by two sisters, an infant son, and two grandsons. All who were close to Dee understand that he was a caring man with a sly sense of humor, never afraid to say what he thought, and always willing to lend a helping hand. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at the Honeyville Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 South 100 East, Brigham City and on Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Mortuary.

Clarence Biddle
Collinston/Brigham City: Clarence "Lamar" Biddle, 74, died April 1, 2003, at the Pioneer Care Center in Brigham City. He was born July 26, 1928, in Collinston, Utah, the son of Clarence Reginal and Melva Isabelle Hancey Biddle. He began elementary school in Collinston in 1935 and later went to live at the American Fork Training School. There he took some wood working classes and would help milk the cows morning and night on the school farm. He enjoyed making wood items for his mother. He returned home to Collinston after four years and began working for Bill Potter and John Potter on their farms. He retired from Archibald Ford in Tremonton after thirty years. He enjoyed operating his C. B. Radio and went by the handle of "Limpy". He is survived by his brothers, Winston Jay Biddle of Tremonton; Sidney Alma (Camilla) Biddle of Garland; his sister, Maurine (William) Goss of Brigham City. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Guy Odell Biddle, and a stepbrother Doyle Fergus. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 4, 2003, 11:00 a.m. at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton. Friends may call Thursday, April 3rd from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday, April 4th from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Beaver Dam Cemetery.

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