Alice Coombs Ward
Riverside Alice Coombs Ward, 94, passed away Monday, June 2, 2003 at the Bear River Valley Care Center in Tremonton. She was born on May 12, 1909 in Fielding, Utah the daughter of Thomas Fredrick and Mary Alice Spackman Coombs. She married Glen Morris Ward on October 1, 1929 in Salt Lake City. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple on August 4, 1950. Glen died on June 9, 1972.
Alice was reared and educated in Fielding, and graduated from Bear River High School. She served in Farm Bureau leadership positions for 20 years, received the Distinguished Service Award from the State Farm Bureau, 4-H leader for several years, and served as precinct voting registrar.
Alice was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Belmont 2nd Ward. She served in various positions including: Relief Society President, Jr. Sunday School Secretary, Homemaking Leader, MIA Teacher, and a Logan Temple Worker.
She is survived by one son ˆ Max C. (Donna) Ward and one daughter ˆ Barbra W. (Richard) Capener all of Riverside; seven grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters, and seven brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Friday, June 6, 2003 at the Belmont 2nd Ward Chapel, with Bishop Jay A. Capener officiating. Friends may call on Thursday, June 5, from 6-8 p.m. at the Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton, and Friday from 10:30 ˆ 11:40 a.m. at the Church.
Interment will be in the Riverside Cemetery.
KEITH W. MERRILL
BRIGHAM CITY ˆ Keith Whiley Merrill, well loved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle passed away at his home Thursday, May 29, 2003.
Keith was born July 11, 1919 in Lehi, UT, a son of Fred and Evaline Brown Merrill.
He was raised and educated in San Francisco, California, attending University of California and then Brigham Young University.
Keith served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Eastern Canada.
Participated in World War II with the 8th Air Force as a Navigator on a B-24 in England. He completed 35 missions over Germany.
Keith married Dolores Naylor on January 15, 1943.
They moved to Brigham City, UT in 1959. Most of his life was spent working in the construction business in California and Utah.
He was a member of the Brigham City 19th Ward. Enjoyed serving in various positions for his church over the years, and in the Scouting Program.
Keith was a sweet, loving man and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife and three children; Michael (Claudia) of Phelan, CA; Jeffrey (Wendy) of Honeyville, UT; and Julie (Lyle) Anderson of Houston, TX; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, sister; Louise Johnson of Hyde Park, UT.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday June 3, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brigham City 19th Ward Chapel, 105 West Fishburn Dr., Brigham City, UT.
Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.
LANNY D. PORTER
WILLARD ˆLanny Devero Porter, 54, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2003.
He was born June 22, 1948 in Preston, Idaho a son of George Riley and LaVerna Carter Wanner Porter. Lanny was the youngest of 15 children.
He served in the Army during the Vietnam Conflict.
Lanny married JoAnn D. Nehring November 14, 1990 in Willard, UT.
He worked for the Army D.R.M.O. at Hillfield for 33 years and then retired.
Lanny loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Surviving are his wife; JoAnn, children; Cynthia Porter, Sarah Brust, Amanda Porter, Kenneth Porter, stepchildren; Gerald Hunsaker, Gregory Hunsaker, Clifford Hunsaker, Michael Hunsaker, ten grandchildren, brothers and sisters; Coradene (Cueto) Anderson, Tharol (Mae) Porter, Floyd Porter, Rey (Karen) Porter, Ivalue Johnson, Mark (Barbara) Porter, Saramae (Henry) Jensen, Georgia (Richard) Baker, Joen (Kent) May, Seles (Frank) Price, Rhoud (Susan) Porter, Marlin (Jonie) Porter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife; Edna Sue Nalder, two brothers; Iva and Arlo Porter.
Funeral services will be Friday, June 6, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the Willard 2nd Ward Chapel, 7615 South 1 block West of Hwy 89, South Willard.
Friends may call Thursday, June 5, 2003 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205
S. 100 E., Brigham City, UT and from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. at the Church.
Interment will be in the Willard City Cemetery.
JASON TED SEEL
BRIGHAM CITY ˆ Jason Ted Seel, 30 passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2003 at his home in Brigham City.
He was born on July 6, 1972 in Fort Benning, Georgia, a son of Teddy R. and Kathleen Dooley Seel.
He served eight years in the United States Army, serving in the United States, Germany, Bosnia, and Albania working as a heavy wheel mechanic.
Jason married Erika Babin on September 9, 1999 in Bamberg, Germany.
He liked to do gardening, reading and playing chess.
Surviving are his wife, Erika; one step son, Jonathan both of Bamburg, Germany; his parents, Ted & Kathleen of Cairo, Egypt; one brother, Michael Cache Seel of Alaska; four sisters, Kersti Parks and Claire Seel both of Phoenix, Arizona; Mishala (Dave) English of Flagstaff, Arizona; Lindsy Seel of Cairo, Egypt; grandparents, H.C. „Bud‰ and Patsy Dooley of Brigham City.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 30, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at the Gillies Petersen Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City.
Friends may call on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral chapel.
Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the VFW Post 1695 Honor Guard.
Nedra Kay Arbon
Garland: Nedra Kay Arbon 48, of Garland, Utah, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at her home in Garland after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was born on January 15, 1955, in Brigham City, Utah, the daughter of C. Lyle and Kay Arbon of Snowville, Utah. She was the mother of three children, Jeromy James Wardle (Wendy), Merisa Kay Burn (Ryan) and Bradley Richard Wardle (Brooke). She was the best friend and sister of LuAnn Johnson (Brenton) and one brother who preceded her in death, Dennis Lyle Arbon.
Her family was the love of her life. She adored her children and five grandchildren, Kaeman, Kaslyn, Trysten, Dylan and Brooklynn.
She was the Safety Director for L. W. Miller Transportation Inc. in Logan, Utah, for 11 years and was voted Safety Director of the year for the State of Utah.
She had a heart of gold, and loved to help other people. Her main concern was always to make sure everyone else was all right. She never complained about anything and whenever she was asked how she felt, she would always say "I‚m OK, how are you?"
We will always remember our mom, daughter, aunt, grandma and sister for her love of life, her amazing ability to "fix" anything and the unconditional love she showed to us all. She was a tremendous example of courage, strength and undying faith. She will be greatly missed. We will always have you in our hearts and know you are never far from us.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 13, 2003 at 12:00 noon at the Garland 3rd/4th Ward Chapel, 175 South Main. Family and friends may call Thursday, June 12th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton and Friday, June 13th from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the church
Interment will be in the Snowville Cemetery
Garland, UTAH ˆ Gerry David Nelson, 49, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2003 at the Brigham City Hospital.
Gerry was born December 16, 1953, in Brigham City, Utah to Dale N. and Barbara Jensen Nelson. Gerry graduated from Box Elder High School and later married Annette Hansen. They were later divorced.
Gerry worked in construction for many years doing steel work. He loved fishing, golfing, camping and coin collecting, but most of all he loved his 2 sons.
Gerry is survived by his sons; Derek, and Jake of Garland; his parents Dale N. and Barbara Nelson; his sisters; Audrey of Pleasant View, UT , and DeDe of Ontario, CA
He was preceded in death by his brother, Judd.
Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brigham City Cemetery.
Friends and family may call on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Myers Mortuary 205 S. 100 E. Brigham City, UT.
LYNN S. ANDERSON
BRIGHAM CITY ˆ Lynn Stanley Anderson, 56, died Saturday, June 14, 2003, surrounded by his family, after a valiant battle with a brain tumor.
Lynn was born May 26, 1947 to Stanley John and Marion Campbell Anderson in Salt Lake City, UT. He moved to Brigham City in 1958.
He served a mission in the L.D.S. Southwest British Mission. He married Sandra Hartman. They were later divorced. He married Pamela Barker Molgard in 1990.
Lynn worked for IBM for thirty years and received numerous awards of recognition and achievement. He retired in1999 and his summers were then spent at the family cabin in Island Park and working at Yellowstone.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela; his five children, Gwyn (Larry) Silver, New York; Kristine (Scott) Adams, Roy; Cheri (Douglas) Morgan, Orem; Stan, Hyrum; Russell (Teal), Ogden; stepchildren, Amy (Kendall) Bird, Spanish Fork; Dawn (Spencer) Spencer, Eagle Mountain; Malone (Allyson) Molgard, Brigham; JaNell (Chris) Potter, Perry; and Wendy (Eric) Jurgens, American Fork; parents, Stan and Marion Anderson, Honeyville; brothers and sisters; Ellen (Pat) Travis, Cascade, Montana; Richard (Marie) Anderson, American Fork; Jim Anderson, Shelby, Montana; and Carolyn (Cortney) Henrie, Brigham City. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren.
A viewing will be held Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 South 100 East, and on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:40 a.m. at the Mountain View Chapel.
The funeral will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Mountain View Chapel, 105 West Fishburn Dr. in Brigham City.
Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.
Special thanks to IHC Hospice, especially Kim, Beverly, Camille and Mavis for their dedication and special care they rendered.
Please remember Lynn for his enthusiasm for life and his great stories, rather than grieve his passing.
J. Lloyd Webb
BRIGHAM CITY - J. Lloyd Webb, 79, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2003, at his daughter’s home in Brigham City.
He was born on March 9, 1924, in Ogden, Utah, a son of Christie Hansen and Mark E. Nielson Sr.
Lloyd entered the U.S. Navy on April 9, 1943 and served in the South Pacific with valor and honor. He was honorably discharged on February 27, 1946.
He married Donna Mae Nyland on January 7, 1946, in San Francisco, California. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple.
Lloyd managed the Main in Smithfield and the Roxy in Brigham City where he was the owner and operator. He retired and closed the theater in 1980.
He loved gardening, woodworking and bird watching. He loved to watch the bald eagles. He was an avid coin collector and loved to fish, especially up at Tony’s Grove.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He belonged to the Brigham City Sixteenth Ward, where he had served as a home teacher, secretary of the High Priest Quorum and the coordinator for the magazine drive.
Surviving are his son, Lloyd Bruce (Debbie) Webb of Layton; three daughters: Marsha (Dale) Nelson of Cedar City; Donna Elaine Webb of Harrisville; Lori Jean (Michael) Russell of Brigham City; 15 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; one brother, Mark E. (Myrna) Nielson Jr. of South Ogden.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Donna; one granddaughter, Ashley; and one grandson, Gary.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 30, at 1 p.m. at the Brigham City Sixteenth Ward, 145 West 500 South, Brigham City.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 11:30 to 12:20 p.m. at Gillies-Peterson Funeral Chapel.
Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by the VFW Post 1695 Honor Guard.
Guy V. Henry
BRIGHAM CITY - Guy Vernon Henry, 92, died peacefully Sunday, July 27, 2003, with family present at Pioneer Care Center.
He was born October 13, 1910, in Dibol, Texas, to John William and Oda Mae Faulkenbury Henry.
He moved to Wells, Nevada in 1940 where he met and married Madge Toombs. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Ogden Temple. Madge died October 25, 2001.
They lived in Ogden where Guy worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad. They moved to Corinne in 1964 when they sold their property for the construction of I-15.
While working for the railroad, he also owned and ran a farm. He raised sheep, and was one of the organizers for a lamb pool and a wool pool in Box Elder County. He also raised a few cattle, horses and chickens throughout the years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Madge, one grandson, Steven, one sister, Lena, and four brothers, Elton, Garnel, Clayton, and Douglas.
Surviving are his children; Barbara H. (Louis) Sorensen, Kingman, AZ, Faye H. Petersen, Robert G. (Loreen) Henry, both of Brigham City, seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Zelma Jean Nygren of Wichita, KS.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 31, at 11 a.m. at Myers Mortuary Chapel, 205 South 100 East, Brigham City, Utah.
Friends may call Wednesday, July 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, July 31, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the mortuary.
Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.
William Bacel Hendricks
SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO - William Bacel Hendricks, 96, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 23, 2003, in Santa Fe, New Mexico incident to age.
He was born on November 29, 1906, in Virden, New Mexico, a son of James Balus and Margaret Merrill Hendricks.
Bace married Blanche Cole on November 26, 1930, in Burley, Idaho. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She preceded Bace in death on May 7, 1974.
Bace owned and operated a dry farm from 1935 to 1972 in Promontory, Utah. Bace moved to New Mexico in 1975, where he met and married Ruby LeNoir on February 13, 1976 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was well known as a water dowser and well driller, retiring at 90 years old.
Surviving is his wife, Ruby of Santa Fe, New Mexico; two sons, Glendon (Pat) of Brigham City and Lowell (Jean) of New Harmony, Utah; 19 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Also surviving are two-step children, Ed Frei and Jeri Lou Frei.
He was preceded in death by one son, Daryl; one daughter, Marilyn; granddaughter, Noel and two brothers.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, July 30, at 2 p.m. at the Willard City Cemetery.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Gillies-Petersen Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah.
Katie W. Frazier
BRIGHAM CITY - Katie Waldron Frazier, 83, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 24, 2003, at the Brigham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born on August 16, 1919, in Samaria, Idaho, a daughter of Levi Glispy and Sarah Elisa Thomas Waldron.
She married William W. Evans in 1937, in Malad, Idaho. He preceded her in death in 1978. She then married James D. Frazier on November 20, 1980, in Brigham City, Utah.
Katie worked at the Woolen Coat Factory and also as an aide at Pioneer Care Center.
She enjoyed knitting and crocheting.
Surviving is her husband, James D. Frazier of Brigham City and one grandson, William J. Evans of Pocatello, Idaho; one sister, Merle McKissick of Bay City, Texas; one brother, C.T. Waldron of South Ogden.
She was preceded in death by her son, William Ronald Evans.
Funeral services were held on Monday, July 28, at the Gillies-Petersen Funeral Chapel, Brigham City.
Interment in the Brigham City Cemetery.
Donald Worthen Sr.
“A great fisherman left this life to find a new fish to catch”
BRIGHAM CITY - Donald Worthen Sr., loving father and grandfather, passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2003, at the Pioneer Nursing facility of cause‚s incident to age.
Don was born January 3, 1909, to James and Martha Kammermann Worthen, he was the sixth child of eight born in Salt Lake City, UT.
He married Wilma Zinck on October 7, 1936, in Pocatello, ID.
He was a member of the Brigham City Fourth Ward.
Don worked for gas stations through out Utah in his early years and later worked for Modern Dry Cleaners in Brigham picking up and delivering dry-cleaning. Don knew everyone in town and everyone knew Don. He was always good for a story or two.
Don served in WWII US Army European Theater. He was very proud to be an American and was very patriotic.
Don loved to fish. His favorite place on earth was Bear Lake. The only thing that could make it better was fishing and camping with his family. After retiring Don and Wilma traveled, they also enjoyed being camp hosts at Devil’s Creek near Malad.
Don and Wilma had one son, Don Jr. They doted on their grandchildren Wendy and Rodger and later on great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the Pioneer Nursing Home for all of their care and concern given to Don during his stay there.
Don is survived by his son, Don Jr. of Brigham.; two grandchildren, Wendy (Todd) Johnsen of Brigham City and Rodger (Connie) Worthen of Syracuse; six great grandchildren: Elder Cameron Johnsen serving in the Michigan Detroit LDS Mission; Kai and Chelsea Johnsen; Tylan, Branson and Jaxon Donald Worthen.
He was preceded in death by his wonderful wife, Wilma; daughter-in-law, Shirley; by his brothers: Wallace, Russell, Calvin, Ralph, and Norman and sisters, Sarah Stromnes and Gladys Harrison.
Funeral services were held on Monday, September 29, at the Gillies-Petersen Funeral Chapel, Brigham City.
Interment in the Brigham City Cemetery, where military honors were accorded by the VFW Post 1695 Honor Guard.
Gloria R. Wixom
BRIGHAM CITY – Gloria Ross Wixom, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2003, at the Brigham City Community hospital after a courageous battle with ALS with her family by her side.
She was born October 14, 1951, in Brigham City, the oldest daughter of Martin and Florene Ross. She was born, raised and lived all of her life in Corinne. She graduated from BEHS and attended two years of College. She worked at Box Elder Enterprises where she met Lynn Wixom. They were married September 12, 1970, in Corinne. They had one son inherited two daughters. She also ran her own day care. In 1984 she started work at Thiokol as a clerk. She worked there until her medical leave in 2002.
She enjoyed crocheting, watching the leaves change in the fall, her horses, which she looked out the window to check on every day, her family and friends and especially her three precious grandsons. She was a member of the Corinne Volunteer Fire Department for 12 years. Serving as secretary and/or treasurer for the majority of the time. She was a member of the LDS church where she served as a primary teacher. She was also a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, father and one niece.
Gloria is survived by her husband, Lynn, Corinne; one son, Shane (Maribeth) Wixom, Brigham City; daughters, Amanda (John) Hardy, Corinne and Angela Anderson, Deweyville; three grandsons, Paxton, Nickalaus and Dylan. Her mother, Florene (Gary) Jensen, Trenton; siblings: Glena Hugie, Cheyenne, WY; Gene (Kris) Ross, Pleasant Grove, UT; George (Dot) Ross, Corinne; Grace Ross, Brigham City; Edna (Frank) Totter, Corinne; Frank (Patty) Ross, Logan; Shirlee Ross, Brigham City and many nieces and nephews.
She was a well-known woman who touched many lives and will be deeply missed by all who knew of her.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 3, at 2 p.m. at the Corinne Ward Chapel, 2325 North 4000 West, Corinne.
Friends may call on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 South 100 East, Brigham City and on Friday from 1 to 1:40 p.m. at the church.
Interment will be in the Corinne City Cemetery with Fire Department Honors Accorded.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes to have donations be made to ALS National Foundation for Research in care of Grace Matsumura, 5395 South 2300 West, Roy, Utah 84067.
William (Bill) Brant
BRIGHAM CITY - William (Bill) Warren Brant, after an extended battle with a brain tumor, on September 25, 2003, I left this earthly world for the next great adventure. I was born on December 24, 1933, in Brook, Indiana, to William Earnest Brant and Beatrice Carrie (Heath) Brant.
I attended grade and high school in Brook, Gilboa and Remington, Indiana. I was a cheer leader for the Remington Rifles as my athletic powers were average, but not spectacular. All through high school and on summer breaks from college I worked for Bob and Joe Nussbaum on their poultry farm where I truly learned the value of honest labor and loyalty. Highlights from these years include frequent swimming trips to Bloom’s gravel pit and roller-skating at the Rink in Indiana Beach in Monticello. My university time was all at Purdue University where I earned a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering and was commissioned a Second Lt. in the USAF Reserves (1955) and subsequently earned a Master’s Degree in Engineering (1956). I then immediately went on active duty and served my two-year tour of duty commitment at Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio, as a Research and Development Staff Assistant. My next move in life (1958) was to pull up my Midwestern roots and move to Brigham City, Utah, and employment with what was then Thiokol Chemical Corporation. That proved to be a very sound decision as I continued there for 37 years.
In 1961, I met and, on August 4, 1961, married the love of my life, Karen Ruth Nielsen. In April 1968, we received our son, William Clyde, and in May 1970, our daughter, Nicole Carrie. Our family activities included gardening, yard decoration, room remodeling (including digging out a basement under our home) and trying to stay up with the school activities of our children. Vacations primary consisted of camping, hiking and fishing as they fit well into the budget.
Bill C. earned his Master’s Degree in Business Information Systems from Utah State and Nikki her Triple Bachelor’s in English, Communication and Sales from Weber State University.
As for my professional career with Thiokol, it included time in Program Management, primarily on the Bomarc, the Mobile Mid-Range Ballistic Missile Program and the Poseidon/Trident rocket motor programs, a few years as Manager of the Process and Product Development Department of the Research and Development Laboratory, Vice President Navy Strategic Programs, Vice President of Manufacturing and completing my career from May 1990 to Feb 1995 as Vice President and General Manager of Strategic Operations Division. These times were often difficult and demanding, but the personal relationships established there were both permanent and rewarding. To me, the most significant recognitions I received were the ”Distinguished Engineering Alumnus” award in April 1991 and the ”Outstanding Aerospace Engineer” award in October 1999, both of these being awarded by Purdue University. My long-term organizational affiliations were with Masonic fellowship, F&AM (since 1955) and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, AIAA (since 1951).
I leave as my survivors; my wife, Karen; our son, William (Cellia) Brant; our daughter Nikki (Chad) Sevy; my sister, Betty Lou (David) Jamieson and wonderful in-laws, nieces and nephews.
In parting, one of my favorite quotations is from Ben Franklin, “Our friend and we are invited abroad on a party of pleasure which is to last forever. His chair was ready first, and he is gone before us. We could not all conveniently start together, and why should you and I be grieved at this, since we are soon to follow, and know where to find him?” One last thought, from an unknown author: “Do your best and then sleep in peace. God is awake.”
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 1, at 11 a.m. at Myers Mortuary Chapel, 205 South 100 East, Brigham City.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. at the Mortuary.
Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, I would appreciate donations to be made to Shriners Hospital, Alpine Hospice and Huntsman Cancer Center. They all treated me well.
Linda H. Webster
BRIGHAM CITY –Our beloved wife, mother, sister and friend, Linda Webster, passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2003, from complications of a rare vascular disease.
Linda was born June 26, 1941, in Columbia, Maine, a daughter of Milton E. Hall and Christine F. Carter Hall.
She married Ronald L. Webster on April 16, 1960, in Cambridge Mass, they were later sealed in the Logan Temple.
Linda is preceded in death by her parents, a brother, two sons and a granddaughter.
Surviving are her husband, Ronald Webster; her children: Mark (Dana) Webster; Adeena (Baldomero) Lago; Ronna (Rick) White; Ann (Jim) Whitaker; John (Kimberly) Webster; Paul (Aimee) Webster; Scott (Jamie) Webster; Brent, Lori, Adam and Chelsea Webster; 27 grandchildren; four brothers and three sisters.
Services were held on Monday, September 29, at the Brigham City Fourth Ward Chapel, Brigham, City.
Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.
“ Mom, we will miss your boundless energy and love. You cared for everyone and touched so many . . . gone too soon!”
Ireland Millroy Steed
BRIGHAM CITY - Ireland Millroy Steed, 92, passed away on Monday, September 29, 2003, at his home of natural causes.
Millroy was born August 6, 1911, in Bothwell, Utah, a son of John Weddington Steed and Elida Amelia Johnson.
He married the love of his life and best friend, Lillian (Faye) Bywater on February 11, 1935. She preceded him in death on December 15, 1994.
Millroy was reared and educated in Bothwell. He attended Box Elder schools and USU Tech. School.
He was employed at Baron Woolen Mills and the Intermountain Indian School until his retirement. In his retirement he enjoyed gardening and yard work with his wife, Faye. His skill earned him Yard of the Month awards. He especially enjoyed sharing his produce with friends and neighbors. They enjoyed fishing trips with their grandson, David and friends. They also enjoyed going on long rides.
Millroy is survived by his daughter, Sheronne Marble (Robert) Chamberlain; three grandchildren: Becky (Dave) Jones; Shauna (Len) Millgate; David (Sandra) Marble; 11 great grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren.
A special thank you to Garry Kelley for his friendship and kindness.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 2, at 11 a.m. at the Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 to 10:45 a.m.
Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.
WALNUT CREEK, CA - Ellen Paterson, formerly of Brigham City, died September 25, 2003, in Walnut Creek, California.
She was born in Salt Lake City January 27, 1907 to Alfred and Elizabeth Hill Fawson.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 4 at 1 p.m. Arrangements by Gillies-Petersen Funeral Chapel, Brigham City.
Harold Roland Ollett
November 14, 1915 - September 30, 2003
Our wonderful and loving husband, father, and grandfather passed from this earth to be with his Savoir Tuesday, September 30, 2003. We deeply mourn his passage from this earth but rejoice with all our hearts that he is with his Lord. He was born November 14, 1915 in New York City. In his long and caring life he touched many people with his kindness, love and generosity.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Brigham City, Utah, since 1965 where he tirelessly served as a Deacon. He was a dedicated member of the Gideons for many years. There will be a memorial service to honor his life and celebrate his passing to a glorious and peaceful existence 2:00 PM, Friday, October 3, 2003 at the First Baptist Church, 617 West 500 South, Brigham City, Utah. Please come share memories and celebrate his life with us. In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to the Gideon.
International Foundation for placement of God‚s word throughout the world.
LeRoy H. Dowdle
WILLARD — LeRoy Hugh Dowdle, 76, beloved husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law, brother and friend passed away, Sunday, September 28, 2003.
He was born May 24, 1927, in Orchard, Idaho, a son of Frank Miles and Ireta May Daines Dowdle.
LeRoy married Francese Leone Hunsaker on February 27, 1955, in Elko, Nevada. They were later sealed in the Logan Temple. He was a veteran in the U.S. Naval Air Station during WWII. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served as a High Priest. LeRoy retired from DDO, where he had been a License Examiner.
LeRoy loved his cabin, the mountains, fishing, family parties and his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, three sisters and two great-grandchildren.
Surviving are his wife, Francese, Willard; five children: Kris (Lynn) Zundel, Willard; Nancy (Larry) Whitaker, Brigham City; Liz Warden and Mike Radabaugh, Willard; Linda Andrews, North Ogden; Allen (Shelly) Dowdle, Roy; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday, October 2, at 11 a.m. at the Willard Peak Chapel, 7615 South 665 West, Willard.
Friends may call 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.
Interment will be in the Willard Cemetery.
Virginia L. Dougherty
BRIGHAM CITY – Virginia Lee Starkey Dougherty, 84, passed away peacefully Friday, September 26, 2003, at the Brigham City Nursing and Rehab. Center.
Virginia was born April 28, 1919, in Bakersfield, CA, a daughter of Milton C. Starkey and Pearl Williams Starkey.
She married Joseph Dougherty on February 10, 1946, in Las Vegas, NV. They were later sealed in the Ogden Temple.
Virginia was a bookkeeper for a heating and air conditioning company and for a construction company.
Joe and Virginia looked forward to retirement. They moved to Brigham City in 1986 to be with their son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. They enjoyed gaming in Wendover and travel during the fall to enjoy all the beautiful scenery and colors.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, James.
Surviving are her loving husband, Joseph, and son, Thomas, both of Brigham City; four grandchildren: Michael Dougherty, Brigham City; Shannon Armstrong, West Valley; and Jamie Farris, Midvale; Michele Dougherty, San Francisco, CA.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 2, at 1 p.m. at the Brigham City Fourth Ward Chapel, 25 North 300 East, Brigham City.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 South 100 East, Brigham City and on Thursday from 11:30 to 12:40 p.m. at the church.
Interment will be Brigham City Cemetery.
Julian “Bud” Collins
BRIGHAM CITY – Julian “Bud” Carl Collins, 78, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2003, in Logan, Utah.
Bud was born November 10, 1924, in Harrison, Arkansas, a son of Julian Abia and Mabel LaVanwy Collins.
During World War II he served in the Asiatic Pacific Campaign where he was in the Air Offensive on Japan from 5 June 1945 to 2 September 1945. He also has served in the following overseas areas; Asiatic-Pacific, Arabia, Bermuda and in Newfoundland. He received in his military service; Air Force Good Conduct Medal with one Bronze oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal with five Bronze Loops, American Theater Campaign Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Campaign medal with two Battle Stars, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze service Star, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with four Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters. He has given faithful and conscientious service to his country.
Bud married Donna Helen Gainer on June 10, 1954, in Laurens, Iowa.
He liked a cold beer and a very hot cup of coffee. Bud really loved to fly aerobatic, play Scrabble, playing horseshoes, and watch his grandkids grow. He enjoyed his family, hunting, bowling, camping and was always willing to give a helping hand. He was always fixing his children cars when they broke down.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents and six sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Donna and children; Colleen, (MJ) Ogden, No. Ogden, Major James Collins, Omaha, NE, Patrick (Lisa) Collins, Salt Lake City, six grandchildren, Jason, Aaron, Gabriel, Ashley, Alixes and Jackson, and brother Frank Collins, Laurens, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 3, at 11 a.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 South 100 East, Brigham City.
Friends may call on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Friday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the Mortuary.
Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery with Military Honors Accorded by VFW Post 1695.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer’s research.
Lois Reeder Campbell
July 23, 1926 - September 28, 2003
SALT LAKE CITY - Our beloved wife and mother passed away on September 28, 2003, after a brief battle with cancer. Lois Reeder was born on July 23, 1926, in Brigham City, Utah to Ada Vivian Mathias and Adolf Madsen Reeder. She Married Douglas H Campbell on March 20, 1947 in the Logan LDS Temple. From a very early age she had a love of music and studied piano and organ. She was an active member of
The Guild of Organists, and served faithfully in various church callings, including 35 years as Primary pianist. She was active in Girl Scouts for over 31 years and touched the lives of many young women. Lois had an avid interest in flags and was a member of several flag organizations, participating in activities including designing and sewing handmade flags. She was a talented seamstress and produced beautiful pieces of handwork including tatting, embroidery and crochet. Lois is survived by her husband Douglas, children Robyn, Corie, Ken (Suzi), Heather, Roxann (Freddie), Rainey, Cameron, 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert. The family wishes to extend thanks to Rocky Mountain Hospice, with special thanks and love to Dr. Newman and our nurse, Karen. We would suggest that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to this organization.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, October 2 at 10:00 am in the Salt Lake Eagle Gate Stake Center, 135 ìAî Street. Friends and family may call on Wednesday from 6-8 pm at the Deseret Mortuary, 36 E. 700 S., and one hour prior to services on Thursday. Interment will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
CORINNE - Renee Bailey, 67, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 27, 2003, at her home in Corinne.
She was born on April 29, 1936, in Brigham City, Utah, a daughter of Jamesy Sheldon and Vivian Crowther Nelson.
She graduated from Box Elder High School in 1953.
Renee married Thomas O. Bailey on December 21, 1959, in Evanston, Wyoming.
She enjoyed making dolls (crochet) for all the family. She enjoyed sharing her crafts and ideas with everyone. Renee loved making sure everyone was happy and laughing. Whereever she went, she loved to take pictures.
Surviving are her husband, Thomas of Corinne; five sons: James P. of Ogden, Howard T. of Tennessee, John O., Thomas J., and Ron D., all of Corinne; six grandchildren; four brothers: Darrell Nelson of Brigham City, Dee Nelson of Idaho, Carl Nelson of Oregon, Max Nelson of Perry; two sisters, Myrna Ellis and Julia Waters both of Brigham City.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Jack.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 1, at 1 p.m. at the Gillies-Petersen Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 12 noon to 12:30 p.m. at the mortuary.
Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.
Carrol W. Hunsaker
Carrol W. Hunsaker passed away on Monday, December 1, 2003, after a long and lingering illness.
She was born on the 18th of December, 1934, at Welland, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of George and Gladys Ball Wickenden. She married Les Hunsaker on the 18th of June 1965 in the Logan Temple. She loved her family, nature, oil painting and teaching in various church positions. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, fulfilling many callings including, Relief Society President. She worked in the banking profession until her retirement from the Box Elder Credit Union.
She is survived by her husband; five children: Stephen Stricker, Tracy Stricker, Tamre (Victor) Jones, Matthew L. Hunsaker, Twyla H. Anderson, Three grandchildren, one great grandchild. She is also survived by four sisters and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 6, at the Honeyville LDS Church.
A viewing will be held at Gillies-Petersen Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, in Brigham City on Friday, December 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Prior to the funeral service, a viewing will be held at the LDS Church in Honeyville from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Burial will be at the Honeyville Cemetery.
The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff of I.H.C. Hospice, Logan, for the diligent, loving care that was given to Carrol. Also thanks to the Hyrum Fifth Ward Relief Society and Priesthood leaders.
Billie K. Draper
SALT LAKE CITY/PROMONTORY - Billie K. Draper, 71, passed away in his sleep at the L.D.S. Hospital on November 27, 2003, after a long illness. He was born on February 21, 1932, to Howard J. and Gladys Draper in Mt. Pleasant, UT. He married Sandra Kaye Hitchcock on January 30, 1960 in Salt Lake City. They were sealed in the Logan Temple on February 15, 1974.
He served in the Korean War. He worked at the Lake Crystal Salt Plant for 13 years and Thiokol for 18 years. They didn’t have any children but many wonderful nephews and nieces.
He enjoyed fishing and square dancing. He won lots of blue ribbons for his art work and handwork. He is survived by his wife; sisters: Carolyn (Bill) Bolton, Atholeen (Loyd) Larsen, Loise (Mike) Isaksson, June Butcher; sister-in-law, Sheila Taylor and brother-in-law, Michael Hitchcock.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, one brother, and mother and father-in-law. Funeral services will be held on December 4, at 2 p.m at Redwood Memorial Mortuary, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, December 3, from 6-8 p.m. at Redwood Mortuary and one hour prior to services.
Interment will be at Redwood Memorial Cemetery.
The family would like to say thanks to L.D.S. Hospital and their doctors and staff who helped take care of him.
Claire E. Dix
Claire E. Dix passed away on November 26, 2003, at her home in Willard. She was the beloved wife of the late Carl O. Dix; devoted mother of Deborah (Cole) Vicars, John, Robert and Ray Dix, Teresa Ryckman and Mickey Nelson.
Services were held on Tuesday, December 2, in Baltimore, MD. Interment was in the Glen Haven Memorial Park. Local arrangement were made by Gillies-Petersen Funeral Chapel.
Steven Allsop passed away on Tuesday, December 2, 2003, at his home in Brigham City. Funeral services are pending under the direction of Gillies-Petersen Funeral Chapel.
Lillian Mueller Waltz
BRIGHAM CITY – Lillian Mueller Waltz, 87, passed away Friday, January 23, 2004, in Brigham City.
She was born in Cavalier County, North Dakota on February 10, 1916, a daughter of John and Mary Buchweitz Mueller.
Lillian was a farmer’s wife and proud of her North Dakota heritage. She enjoyed spending quality time with family, and will be greatly missed.
She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church of Langdon, ND, and honorary member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church.
Lillian married John Waltz in 1937. They where married for 60 years.
Her parents, husband, a son, Darol, two sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.
Lillian is survived by one sister, Phyllis (Chuck) Whitaker, her beloved nieces: Cheryl (Kyle) Smith, Diane Baird, Wendy (Rick) Woodland, Susan (Tim) Clark, Sheila (Martin) Rubin, Sandra (Mike) Dillon, and many great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 29 at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church.
Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.
Loualla “Babe” Marie Patchen Mason
BRIGHAM CITY – Loualla “Babe” Marie Patchen Mason, 71, passed away on January 23, 2004.
She was born on January 9, 1933, in McLaughlin, South Dakota, a daughter of Robert and Loualla McLaughlin Patchen. She married Lawrence Kent Mason, Sr. on July 22, 1951, in Portland, Oregon.
Loualla was a very spiritual individual who loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and dedicated her life to them and her students at the Intermountain Intertribal School. She was one of Brigham City’s finest long-standing residents. She was a local artist, art instructor, and had a studio in New Images in Brigham City. She also enjoyed writing and analyzed handwriting.
Loualla is survived by her husband and four children: Catherine (James) Arnott, Chicago, IL; Wanda A. Chilcott, Eden, UT; Kim (Roberta) Mason, Brigham City, UT; Ronald R. (Ester) Mason, Evanston, WY; fourteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Also surviving are her brother, Robert Patchen; sisters: Florence Walling, Erma Wheeler and Josephine Tenbrook.
She was preceded in death by one brother, five brothers and sisters and one grandchild, Ella Brook Mason.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 29, at 11 a.m. at Myers Mortuary Chapel, 205 South 100 East, Brigham City, Utah. Friends may call on Wednesday, January 28 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the mortuary and on Thursday, January 29 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services.
Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.
JoAnne Christensen Jensen
BRIGHAM CITY - JoAnne Christensen Jensen, 72, passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2004, due to injuries sustained in an auto accident.
She was born on November 13, 1931, in Tremonton, Utah, a daughter of Joseph and Lois Marie Jenson Christensen. She was raised in Bear River City, Utah.
JoAnne married Roland Wayne Jensen on April 3, 1951, at Hill Air Force Base in Clearfield, Utah. They were later divorced.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had served as a teacher in the Sunday School, Primary and Relief Society and also as the Adult Singles representative.
She had belonged to the lady Elks and Eagles.
JoAnne had been a substitute teacher in the Box Elder School district for a number of years. She also worked as a cook, a floral designer and at a meat packing plant.
Surviving are two children, Roland Wayne (Lora) Jensen II, Choteau, Montana; Karen (Ernest) Harlow, Brigham City; one brother, J. Allan (Noreen) Christensen, Bear River City.
She was preceded in death by one son, Gary Paul Jensen; one granddaughter and her sister, Helen C. Busby.
Mom will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 31, at 10 a.m. at the Brigham City West Stake Center, 895 North 625 West, with Bishop Scott Mildenhall officiating.
Friends may call at the Stake Center on Saturday from 9 to 9:45 a.m.
Inurnment will be in the Bear River City Cemetery.
Arrangements by Gillies Funeral Chapel, Brigham City.
Kathleen Brown Ritter Howell
BRIGHAM CITY – Kathleen Brown Ritter Howell, seventh child of James Andrew and May Bowden Brown, returned to her Lord and Savior on January 22, 2004.
Kathleen was born on July 9, 1951, in Brigham City, Utah. She died in her sleep of natural causes in Springdale, Arkansas. She was raised and educated in Brigham City, and later received a degree in counseling. With this degree, she took great pleasure and sacrificed much in helping others.
Kathleen is survived by her mother; her sisters: Lana (John) Peters, LaRae (Leonardo) Redocto, Diane (Edgar) Dew, Marilyn (Garth) Goff, her children, Micheal David Ritter, Jayme Anne Howell Marler; her grandchildren, Azia, Taelor, Crystal, Blake, Erica, Bayleigh, Kalina; her former husband and best friend Jimmy Howell and his sons Chris and Timmy; as well as many nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins who will miss her dearly.
She is preceded in death by her father, her sister Patricia, her brother Frederick, and her son Jason Lee Ritter, and her former husband Michael Ritter.
Interment was in the Brigham City Cemetery. According to Kathleen’s wishes, the services were held privately for immediate family only.
Those wishing to do so are requested to make contributions in her memory to the Brigham City House, 625 South 300 East, Brigham City, UT, Attn: Kevin.
Jessie Leora Mecham Eller
BRIGHAM CITY - Jessie Leora Mecham Eller, 85, our dear mother, grandmother and sister passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Monday, January 26, 2004, at Pioneer Care Center in Brigham City.
Jessie was born April 9, 1918, in Nephi to Elam and Josephine Crosby Mecham. Jessie's mother passed away when Jessie was seven years old, and because her father had been disabled by a stroke, she was reared by Albert E. and Minnie Smith.
Jessie graduated from Juab High School and attended Utah State University, receiving a degree in Home Economics. Jessie later returned to USU and received a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Living.
Jessie married Charles H. Eller on June 9, 1945, in Walnut Park, California. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Charlie preceded Jessie in death January 30, 2000.
Jessie started her career as a school teacher and later went to work for Utah State University as an extension agent, serving in Uintah, Cache and Box Elder Counties. In 1973, she received a Distinguished Service award from the National Association of Home Economists for her work.
Jessie retired from the Extension Service in 1980 but continued working with Charlie, traveling throughout the West for a catering company.
Mother never failed to notice a beautiful sunset, butterflies, wildflowers, faces in the cloud, or a special rock or piece of driftwood she would find. Mom always saw the best in people and never said unkind words. She was always cheerful and kept her sense of humor until her last
Jessie is survived by three daughters, Diane Nielson, Pleasant View; Charlene (Jerry) Reed, North Ogden; and Jayne Ann (Allen) Wright of Willard. Also surviving is one brother, David Mecham of Nephi; sister-in-law, Lois Mecham of California; nine grandchildren and nearly 15 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 30, at 1 p.m. at the Nephi LDS Chapel.
Friends may call Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist's North Ogden Mortuary, 2140 North Washington Blvd., and Friday from 12 to 12:45 p.m. at the church.
Interment, Nephi Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at Pioneer Care Center, especially Brooke, who took such good care of Mom, and also Rose and Jennifer of Alliance Hospice for their special care.
Glen D Bywater
BRIGHAM CITY - Glen D Bywater passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2004, of natural causes in a nursing home in Brigham, City, Utah. He was born on his dad’s birthday September 17,1916, in Evans, Utah, to James Ora and Ada Davis Bywater. He married Nona Betsey Hobson in the Logan LDS Temple on June 21, 1935. Nona died February 10, 1967.
Glen and Nona lived in Brigham City, Utah until they moved to Burley in 1938. They lived in several areas around Burley and also lived in Clovis, California for one year and then moved back to Burley.
After Nona’s passing, Glen married Edith Smith Wood on August 31, 1968 in the Manti LDS Temple and moved to Paul, Idaho where they lived until 1997. They then moved to Brigham City, where they lived at the time of his death.
He spent his lifetime working as a farmer. He also was a butcher at Clark’s grocery store in Oakley, Idaho, after Nona’s passing. He enjoyed spending time with his family, farming, gardening, and picnics with family ending in water fights.
Glen was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various callings during his lifetime. These callings included Elder’s Quorum President, assistant scout master, stake missionary, assistant ward clerk, membership and financial clerks, seventies secretary and counselor, Sunday school superintendent, and home teacher.
Glen and Edith served a mission for the LDS church in the South Dakota, Rapid City mission. They also were temple workers at the Boise LDS Temple for 12 years.
He is survived by his wife Edith of Brigham City; nine children and their spouses: Marylan (Dennis) Whitaker of Chubbuck, Idaho; DeWayne (Louise) Bywater of Pocatello, Idaho; Renae (Ben) Lindsay of Rigby, Idaho; Colon (Suzi) Bywater of Bakersfield, California; Julia (Del) Findlay of Sandy, Utah; Deverl (Jenny) Bywater of Hyrum, Utah; Mike (Gale) Bywater of Snohomish, Washington; Sheila (Rick) Halterman of Draper, Utah; Janine (Doug) Halterman of Sandy, Utah; and one stepson Doug (Linda) Wood of Riverside, Ohio; 71 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. He is also survived by his sister, Adelle Maze and his brothers Dick (Mary) Bywater; Dennis (Donna) Bywater.
He was preceded in death by, a son Richard J Glen Bywater, a grandson Ricky Dean Whitaker, son-in-law Jim Dunfield; two brothers and three sisters.
We would like to thank Pioneer Care Center and Hospice for their loving care.
He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Funeral services were held on Monday, January 26, at the Brigham City Twentieth LDS Ward Chapel under the direction of Gillies-Petersen Funeral Chapel, Brigham City.
Interment in Declo, Idaho City Cemetery.
Don C. Barker
WILLARD - Don C. Barker, 87, passed away on Monday, January 26, 2004, at his home in Willard of causes incident to age.
He was born October 6, 1916, in Willard, Utah, a son of Alfred Great Barker and Sarah Pricilla Cordon. He married DeNece Pierson on June 4, 1943, in the Logan L.D.S. Temple.
Don was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as a missionary in the Northwestern States Mission. He also served in many leadership positions, including Bishop of the Willard First Ward.
He owned and operated Barker Fruit and Dairy Farm in Willard with his wife and family, where he enjoyed many bounteous fruit harvests and looked forward to visits with long-time friends and customers. The Barker farm has been in existence for 150 years and was honored as a Century Farm and Ranch. Don also drove the school bus in the Box Elder School District.
Don loved hunting and the mountains. He enjoyed animals and his love for horses brought others and him much joy. He enjoyed driving his horse-drawn buckboard in parades and to church and giving his grandchildren Sunday afternoon rides.
He loved to work and taught his children and grandchildren the importance of hard work.
He is survived by his wife and seven children: Deon (Cordell) Ferry, Henefer; LeAnne (Verlo) Hunsaker, Willard; Pamela Molgard Anderson, Brigham City; Colleen (Glen) Koga, Roy; Fred (Debbie) Barker, Willard; Tyler (Lenny) Barker, Willard; Ivy Marie (Reuel) Reeder, Layton; thirty-seven grandchildren and forty-two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and five sisters.
The family would like to thank the staff at Brigham City Community Hospital, Carol and Kim of IHC Hospice, and Doctors Beard, Larsen, Hillam and Keller.
Services will be held Saturday, January 31, at 11 a.m. at the Willard First Ward Chapel, 80 North 100 West, Willard. Friends may call on Friday, January 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 South 100 East, Brigham City, and on Saturday at the Willard First Ward from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to services.
Interment will be in the Willard City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Willard First Ward missionary fund or IHC Hospice.