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Newell D. Dastrup

SALINA - Newell D. Dastrup, 68, Salina, passed away after a lengthy illness July 25, 2001, at Sevier Valley Hospital in Richfield, with his family in attendance.
He was born May 8, 1933, in Salt Lake City, a son of Bardell (Bud) and Genevieve Torgensen Dastrup. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He married Colleen Larsen June 28, 1952, in Richfield. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.
Newell is survived by his wife, Colleen; children, Susan Colleen Addey (Ronald) Rasmussen, Paul Willis (Denise) Dastrup, Brenda (Norman) Tanner, Dianne Jorgensen, Karen Dastrup, Newell David (Chantel) Dastrup, and Kent Bardell "Bud" (Lisa) Dastrup; 22 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday July 28, at 11 a.m. in the Salina Second LDS Ward with Bishop Tory Lambertsen officiating.
Paul Dastrup (son) gave the family prayer; Vonda Colby played prelude and postlude music and Lisa Dastrup (daughter-in-law) offered the invocation.
The Posting and Retiring of the Colors was by the Salina American Legion Post 36.
A tribute was by Susan Colleen Addey Rasmussen (daughter), and a Tribute To A Comrade was by Harmon Oglesby, with remarks by Bishop Troy Lambertsen. Speakers were Casey Tanner (grandson) and Kent Bardell "Buddy" Dastrup (son).
Music included a selection by Albert Poulson, "Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine," accompanied by Jani Pearson, piano, and Laura Morris, violin, and a piano and violin duet by Jani Pearson and Laura Morris, "I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked." Wayde Tanner (grandson) offered the benediction.
Interment was with military rites accorded by Salina American Legion Post 36 in the Richfield City Cemetery where Bishop Troy Lambertsen offered the dedicatory prayer. Pallbearers were Ryan Dastrup, Billy Tanner, Wayde Tanner, Casey Tanner, Norman E. Tanner and Tracy Nunley.
Honorary pallbearers were D.J. Henning, Stetson Williams, Levi Dastrup, Dallin Dastrup, Braden Dastrup, Matt Tanner, Teryn Tanner, Cody Tanner and Canyon Tanner. Funeral directors, Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina.

Leora Charlesworth Allen

Leora Charlesworth Allen, 79, Richfield, died July 25, 2001, in Ephraim, while living with her daughter, June.
She was born Feb. 12, 1922, in Kanosh, to Collins Rowe and Josie Juanita Abraham Charlesworth; she was the third daughter of five. She grew up in Kanosh and attended schools in Kanosh and Fillmore.
Leora married Lloyd Raymond Allen Nov. 13, 1942, in Salt Lake City. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple June 8, 1945. He preceded her in death Oct. 17, 1978.
She lived most of her life in Kanosh. In 1967, the family moved to Richfield. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was very musically talented. She spent all of her life serving others.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many capacities, including the presidencies of the Relief Society, Young Women's, and Primary.
Leora is survived by her children, L. Scott (Arlene) Allen, Lynndyl; Phyll R. Allen, Henderson, Nev.; Juanita June (Gary) Jorgensen, Ephraim; Samuel D. (DeeAnn) Allen, LaVerkin, and Myron D Allen, Henderson, Nev.; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Dathel (Willard, deceased) Whitaker, Geraldine (Franklin) Kimball, both Kanosh; Iris (Terrell) Bond, Meadow, and many nieces and nephews.
Those who precede her in death are her husband; sister, Carma, and husband, Ross Cutler, and daughter-in-law, Linda Allen.
Funeral services were Monday, July 30, at noon in the Richfield Fourth LDS Ward Chapel with Bishop Terry R. Waters officiating.
Phyll R. Allen (son) gave the family prayer; Terence Waters played prelude and postlude music and Glen Whitaker (nephew) offered invocation.
Tributes were by Metta George (neighbor) and Sherri Hansen (granddaughter), with remarks by Bishop Terry R. Waters. Speaker was bishop Dale Waters (past bishop).
Music included a selection by Betty Cutler (niece), "Picture of Me"; a selection by Ken Hansen (grandson-in-law), "O My Father," accompanied by Sherri Hansen (granddaughter); a piano solo by Kimberly Gibbons (granddaughter), "The Entertainer," and a selection of a medley of songs by Sharla Starley, Jan Frampton and Carma Hodges (nieces). John Kimball (nephew) offered the benediction.
Interment was in the Richfield City Cemetery where L. Scott Allen (son) offered the dedicatory prayer. Pallbearers were sons, Lloyd Scott Allen, Phyll Read Allen, Samuel Dean Allen and Myron Dale Allen; son-in-law, Gary Lynn Jorgensen, and brother-in-law, Terril J. Bond. Honorary Pall-bearers were grandsons, David Scott Allen, Travis Allen and Jonathan Allen; grandsons-in-law, Josh Gibbons, Sean Scott, David Burton, Morgan Lawrence and Kenneth Hansen, and brother-in-law, Franklin Kim-ball. Funeral directors, Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary, Richfield.

Brenda M. Sanden

ANNABELLA - Brenda Minnis Sanden, 61, passed away Oct. 28, 2001, in Salt Lake City after a courageous battle with a long-term lung disease.
She was born Feb. 12, 1940, in Meadville, Pa., to Glenn Arden and Grace Lillian Skelton. She married Ronald Martin Sanden Dec. 23, 1961, in Warren, Pa. The marriage was solemnized on May 24, 1976, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
One of the great loves of Brenda's early life was the ballet. She was an accomplished ballerina. She considered her family the greatest accomplishment of her life. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She took great pride in her professional positions and relationships with those whom she worked with and served.
She was an active member of the LDS Church and, while her health permitted, she enjoyed her church callings and especially working in the Primary.
Brenda is survived by her beloved husband, Ronald, Annabella; daughters, Traci Lynn Quarnberg, Richfield; Gina Rae (Randy John) Meacham, Joseph; six grandchildren; sister, Roxanne (Jim) Grosch, North Warren, Pa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Gary Minnis.
Funeral services will be Friday, Nov. 2, at noon in the Annabella Second LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call at the Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary in Richfield Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m., and at the ward chapel in Annabella Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Richfield City Cemetery.

MacRay Jensen

ELSINORE - MacRay Jensen, 69, Elsinore, passed away Oct. 28, 2001, in Provo. He was born June 12, 1932, in Elsinore, to Eldred W. and Melba Utley Jensen. He married Gaylene Andersen; they later divorced. MacRay married Peggy Anne Gray Aug. 10, 1956, in Las Vegas, Nev. The marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple Aug. 10, 1968.
MacRay was a member of the Sevier Valley Roosters Good Sams Club and Elsinore Adjustment Board. He served in Okinawa during the Korean War and served faithfully in many church positions. MacRay loved and excelled at many sports, especially golf and baseball. He loved the outdoors: camping, hunting and fishing. Most of all, he loved his family and spent many precious hours with them.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Jensen, Elsinore; children, Dawn Rae (David) Guenther, Boulder, Colo.; Julie Anne (Bryce) Jensen and Joni Rae (Bret) Whittaker, all Richfield; Joel Gray (Tess) Jensen, Beaver; 11 grandchildren, Alex, Aaron, and Sarah Guenther; Bryson Jensen (serving in the Argentina Rosario LDS Mission) and Jeneka Jensen; Tyler, Misti, Trever and Tayson Whittaker; Jesse and Braylie Jensen; one great-granddaughter, Andi Dawn Jensen; brothers and sisters, June B. (Carol) Jensen, Richfield; Lee R. (Olive) Jensen, Elsinore; Morris (June) Jensen, Richfield; Wayne (RoLayne) Holt, West Jordan; Blanche (Sterling) Hansen, Richfield; sisters-in-law, Zola Jensen, Richfield; Janet (Carl) Nielson, Central Valley; Petraya "Pat" (Larry) Dailey, Riverton, Wyo; brothers-in-law, Garth McNeal Gray, Riverton, Wyo., and Lynn Parsons, Monroe.
He was preceded in death by parents; brother, Garth W. Jensen; sister-in-law, Nancy Gray Parsons.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 1, at noon in the Elsinore LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call at the Magleby Mortuary Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m., and at the ward chapel in Elsinore Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Richfield City Cemetery with military rites by the Elsinore American Legion Post 75. Funeral directors, Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary, Richfield.

Priscilla Mortensen

AURORA - Priscilla May Padilla Mortensen, 45, passed away suddenly, but peacefully, at her home in Aurora Oct. 26, 2001.
She was a loving wife, mother, sister and friend.
She was born March 12, 1956, in Price, a daughter of Christopher and Mary Martinez Padilla. She married Ted Lee O'Hearon in 1973 in Price; they later divorced. She married Vance J. Spencer June 16, 1986, in Elko, Nev.; they later divorced. She married Robert S. Mortensen Dec. 31, 1999, in Richfield.
Priscilla enjoyed animals, especially her dog, Ashes. She had many interests: collecting rocks and bottles, gardening, painting, candlemaking, fishing and hunting. She was a great cook. Our favorites were her fudge, green chili and fried chicken. She was an advocate for youth. She volunteered for the Youth Correction Work Crew.
She is survived by her husband of Aurora; children, Sabrina and Jack Biddle, Moroni; Kevin and Amanda O'Hearon, Salina; Christopher O'Hearon, Moroni; Shawntell Spencer, Centerfield; Paulette Perri and Shane Pitts, Salt Lake City; stepchildren, Michelle, James, Robbie and Joey Mortensen, all Salina; Sindie and Scott Kennedy, Tucson, Ariz.; Shon and Tina Spencer, Centerfield; Shain Spencer, Salt Lake City; Scott Spencer and Wendy Gonzales,Centerfield; all of the many people she considered her "kids"; grandchildren, Taylor Biddle, Tasheena Biddle, Tyson Biddle; Kyrie O'Hearon; Cheramie Pitts; Stephanie (Fuller) Spencer; Ricky Gonzales, Nicholas Gonzales; Brady Spencer; Marisha Spencer, Shayla Spencer, Kristina Spencer and Brayden Wayne Christensen; sister, Christene Padilla and Joseph Roy, Boise, Ida.; brother, Daniel Padilla, Draper; niece, Amber Keel; nephew, David Padilla, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 1, at 4 p.m. in the Springer Turner Funeral Home Chapel, 260 North 400 West, in Richfield, where friends may call for viewing Thursday afternoon from 1 to 3:30 prior to the services.
Friends may remember Priscilla by her loving heart and by her sayings: "When you meet me, you'll either like me or dislike me, but you'll never forget me.", or "May God bless you, watch over you, thank you for everything and I love you."
Funeral directors Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina.

Jeffrey Clair Daniels

LAS VEGAS, NEV./MT. PLEASANT - Jeffrey Clair Daniels, 37, Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Oct. 23, 2001, in Las Vegas, Nev.
He was born June 27, 1965, in Mt. Pleasant, to Clair L. and Delores Munson Daniels.
He married Kerry Conder; later divorced. He married Susan Large; later divorced.
Jeff was currently working at Treasure Island in Las Vegas, Nev., as an executive chef of banquets.
He is survived by his son, Kristopher Hyatt Daniels, Richfield; parents, Clair and Delores Daniels, Sevier; sister, Julia (Dale) Richards, Brigham City; nephews, Jeremy Cox and John McIntosh.
Graveside services and interment were Saturday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m. in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery with Bishop Jerry Howell of the Joseph LDS Ward officiating.
Dennis Munson (uncle) gave the family prayer and Michael Hannebaum (cousin) offered the invocation.
There were open tributes, followed with remarks by Bishop Jerry Howell.
A musical selection was by Marion Harrison, "God Be With You 'Til We Meet Again."
The dedicatory prayer was by J.R. Jolley. Pallbearers were Kristopher Daniels, Dale Richards, Jeremy Cox, John McIntosh, Grant Daniels and Bill Olsen. Funeral directors, Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary, Richfield.
We love you, Jeff.

Delray Olsen Hatch

KOOSHAREM - Our beloved husband, father and grandfather returned to his Heavenly Father Oct. 22, 2001.
Delray was born May 24 1931, in Koosharem to Andrew Vernaldo and Elnora Olsen Hatch. He married Gay Sharp Dec. 21, 1962, in the Manti LDS Temple. He was a graduate of Brigham Young University, served two years in the United States Air Force and taught school for 34 years at Roosevelt and Kearns Junior High.
After retirement, he worked on the grounds of the Jordan River LDS Temple. He was an active member of the LDS Church and served in many positions. He loved his family, the gospel and serving others.
He enjoyed sports. He was an avid golfer and a fan of BYU athletics.
He is survived by his wife, Gay; his four children, Steve (Leslie), Lora (Robert) Smith, Alan (Lori), Lynette (Shaun) Smith; his eight grandchildren, Nikole, Rachel, Sarah, Breanna, Julia, Giselle, Sydnee, Ronnie; his five siblings, Vernelda Washburn, Conrad (Elva), Leila (Gethin) Oldroyd, Vivian (Boyd) Mitchell, Glen (Jane).
Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 26, at the Taylorsville Eighth LDS Ward Chapel at noon, with Bishop V. Frank Coon conducting.
Conrad Hatch (brother) gave the family prayer; Sharon Smith (friend) played prelude and postlude music and Shaun Smith (son-in-law) offered the invocation.
The eulogy was by Steven Hatch (son), and family tributes were by Lynette Smith (daughter) and Glen B. Hatch (brother), with remarks by Donald Fielden (friend).
Music included a selection, "O My Father," by Sandra Whitlock (friend), and a selection, "How Great Thou Art," by Staci Hankins (friend), accompanied by Sharon Smith. Robert Smith (son-in-law) offered the benediction.
Interment was in the Redwood Memorial Estates in Salt Lake City. Pallbearers were Steven Hatch, Alan Hatch, Glen Hatch, Dale Sharp, Robert Smith and Shaun Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Boyd Mitchell, Gethin Oldroyd, Paul Harris and Donald Fielden. Funeral directors, Independent Funeral Service of Salt Lake City.

Arvel Udell Atwood

SIGURD/PRICE - Arvel Udell Atwood, 82, Sigurd and Price, passed away Oct. 22, 2001, in Richfield. He was born Jan. 1, 1919, in Elmo, Utah, to Soren Edward and Rachel Cramer Atwood.
He married Youlanda Priano Dec. 22, 1945, in Elmo. The marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple Dec. 7, 1948. She preceded him in death Jan. 29, 1977. He married Gloria McEwen, November 3, 1979, in the Manti LDS Temple.
Udell taught elementary school in Price for 30 years. He was a member of the LDS Church where he served three LDS temple missions and was in the bishopric in the Elmo LDS Ward. Udell also served as mayor and on the town council in Elmo.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria, Sigurd; children, Elwin (Peggy) Atwood, Terry (Darlene) Atwood, Randy (Alice) Atwood, Sheila (Tony) Koss, all Price; Gaylon (Lorna) Atwood, Vernal; Bryan (Shallon) Atwood, Salt Lake City; Pamela (Torey) Jones, Cleveland; Lindell (Sue) Atwood and Deloy (Michelle) Atwood, all Spanish Fork; Jeannie (Neal) Warner, Orem; Jennifer Payne, Richfield; James (Jane) Ashurst, Florida; Allen (Carol) Ashurst, Monroe; Larry (Julie) Ashurst, Richfield; 50 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Dellas (Iris) Atwood, Salt Lake City; Glen (Jeanne) Atwood and Von (Juanita) Atwood, all St. George; Clark Atwood, Elmo.
He was preceded in death by wife, Youlanda; brothers and sisters, Melvin, Pauline, Dora, Hazel and Zona Pearl.
Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. in the Westwood LDS Ward Chapel in Price with Bishop Douglas Simkins officiating.
Terry Atwood (son) gave the family prayer; Faye Torgerson played prelude and postlude music and Bryan Atwood (son) offered the invocation.
The Obituary was given by Bishop Douglas Simkins; Thoughts were by Jeannie Warner (daughter) and a tribute was by Jennifer Payne (daughter), with remarks by Elwin Atwood (son).
Music included a selection by Ben Atwood (grandson), "How Great Thou Art," accompanied by Jodi Scott (granddaughter); a selection by Steven Scott (grandson), "These Hands," accompanied by Jodi Scott (granddaughter), and selections by the grandchildren, "I Am A Child Of God" and "Families Can Be Together Forever," accompanied by Jodi Scott (granddaughter). Sheila Koss (daughter) offered benediction.
Interment, with military rites by the Huntington American Legion Post 78, was in the Elmo Cemetery where Randy Atwood (son) offered the dedicatory prayer. Pallbearers were Elwin, Terry, Randy, Gaylon, Bryan, Lindell and Deloy Atwood, and James, Allen and Larry Ashurst. Funeral directors, Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary, Richfield.

Marjorie Christensen

Marjorie A. Parker Christensen, 89, died Nov. 22, 2001, in Bountiful. She was born June 9, 1912, in Richfield, a daughter of Thomas Bryant and Ader Manora Gilbert Parker. She married Merrill Soren Christensen in Salt Lake City Dec. 13, 1935. He died June 30, 1985.
Marjorie was a lifelong resident of Richfield and the surrounding area. She graduated from Richfield High School. She worked for Sevier School District in the School Lunch Program before working at Merrill's Drug Store in the 1960s. Marjorie was a member of the Richfield Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and an active member of the LDS Church. She also served as the secretary of Joseph Grazing Cattle and Land Investment for many years. She was a loving mother and grandmother whose presence will be greatly missed.
Surviving family includes three children, Merrill Don (Helen) Christensen, St. George; Marjorie Ann (Scott) Tarbet, North Salt Lake City, and Kent Soren (Debra) Christensen, Hooper; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Gilbert (Betty) Parker, Harrisburg; one sister, Ermon Parker Winget, Salt Lake City, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 11 a.m. at the Richfield Fourth LDS Ward Chapel.
Interment was at the Richfield Cemetery under the direction of the Spilsbury & Beard Mortuary.
The family expresses much appreciation to the Heritage Place Assisted Living Center, the South Davis Hospice group, and to a special neighbor, Glade Reynolds, for their tremendous service.

Joe Grant Jorgensen

SIGURD - Joe Grant Jorgensen, 68, Sigurd, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, passed away unexpectedly early Thanksgiving morning at his home in Sigurd. He spent his final day on earth doing what he loved - spending time with family.
He was born to Rulon Grant and Frances Beatrice Snedeger Jorgensen Dec. 1, 1932, in Sigurd. He married Bonnie Rae Knaphus March 7, 1952. The marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple Feb. 16, 1956.
Joe graduated from Richfield High School in 1951 where he excelled in basketball, baseball and track. He was actively involved in the LDS Church where he served as bishop, counselor in two bishoprics, High Council member and most recent served as second counselor in the Fishlake Branch.
Some of his favorite hobbies included poetry, hunting, fishing, athletics and spending time at his ranch.
Joe was involved in Scouting where he enjoyed serving for 35 years as an Explorer advisor. He is best known for establishing the annual motorcycle trip held at Egg Nog Spring, currently in its 38th year. He was also recognized by the National Scouting Association and was awarded the prestigious "Silver Beaver Award."
Most of all, his prized possession was his wife of nearly 50 years, his 12 children, 40 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and his wonderful friends and neighbors.
Daddy, we love you and will miss you dearly.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, Sigurd; children, Jerry Rulon (Leslie) Jorgensen, Gunnison; Malinda J. (Bennion L.) Spencer, Riverton; Elaine (Bruce) Kidd, Anchorage, Alaska; Joanne (Brad) Nielson, Mesquite, Nev.; Frances (Steve) Turner and Janet Milam, both Richfield; Janeece Kreutzer and Joseph A. Jorgensen, both Sigurd; Jayson Shane (Jennilyn) Jorgensen, Provo; Jennifer J. (Lory) Quarnberg, Price; Jamie J. (Jed) Southwick, Payson; Jorgina J. (George) Rowley, Cedar City; 40 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Leah Jane (John Billy) Carter, Sigurd; sister-in-law, Lorraine Jensen, Salt Lake City.
He was preceded in death by parents; brother, Milton Shan Jorgensen; son-in-law, Darr Bastian Kreutzer; daughter-in-law, Nancy Miller Jorgensen.
Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 26, at 1 p.m. in the Sigurd LDS Ward Chapel with Ron Meacham officiating and Bishop Kyle Morris presiding.
George Rowley (son-in-law) gave the family prayer; Greg Jorgensen (nephew) played prelude and postlude music and Leah Jane Carter (sister) offered the invocation.
Tributes were by Jerry Jorgensen (son), Jonny Spencer (grandson) and Joseph Jorgensen (son); the Explorer Tribute was Jerald Dastrup (representing Sigurd LDS Ward Explorers) and open tributes.
Tributes and a musical selection were by Malinda Spencer, Elaine Kidd, Joanne Nielson, Frances Turner, Janet Milam, Janeece Kreutzer, Jennifer Quarnberg, Jamie Southwick and Jorgina Rowley (daughters), and Leslie Jorgensen and Jennilyn Jorgensen (daughters-in-law), "How Great Thou Art," accompanied by Katie Chase (granddaughter). Remarks were by Brother Ron Meacham, with speaker, Shane Jorgensen (son).
Music included a selection by grandchildren "As I Have Loved You," accompanied by Dana Peacock, a selection by Lindsay Jorgensen (granddaughter) and Bryce Higgins (grandson-in-law), "The Wind Beneath My Wings," accompanied by Katie Chase (granddaughter), and a selection by Katie Chase (granddaughter), "In This Very Room," accompanied by Greg Jorgensen (nephew). Phil Jorgensen (brother-in-law) offered benediction.
Interment was in the Sigurd Cemetery where Glen Taylor (uncle) offered the dedicatory prayer. Pallbearers were Ben Spencer, Bruce Kidd, Brad Nielson, Steve Turner, Lory Quarnberg, Jed Southwick and George Rowley (sons-in-law).
Honorary pallbearers were Jonny Spencer, Jared Jorgensen, Jason Spencer, Travis Nielson, Tanner Nielson, Elder Danny Jorgensen (serving in the Florida Orlando LDS Mission), Jesse Spencer, Tyler Nielson, Chris Kidd, Todd Nielson, Blakely Grant Milam, Shann Jorgensen, Skyler Kreutzer, Billy Joe Milam, Trever Kreutzer, Kody Quarnberg, Stetson Southwick and Braxton Quarnberg (grandsons); Dana Peacock, Lisa Higgins, Heather Turner, Melica Mills, Katie Chase, April Turner, Tiffany Turner, Monica Mills, Heidi Kidd, Jodi Spencer, Lindsay Jorgensen, Kassle Kidd, Shae Lee Turner, Shayla Jorgensen, Halley Kidd, Mavanie Mills, Jolee Nielson, Kryston Jorgensen, Jaysilyn Jorgensen, Kiana Quarnberg, Josiana Jorgensen and SeOnna Southwick (granddaughters); Victoria Rae Spencer, Madison Nielson, Annika Jorgensen, Dallin Higgins and A.J. Estes (great-grandchildren); Pat Mills, Danny Milam, Jennifer Maloney, Misti Allen, Melanie Jorgensen, Bryce Higgins, Scott Chase, Jesse Nielson and Jay Estes (in-laws).
Honor Guard, Sigurd Ward Explorers. Funeral directors, Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary, Richfield.

Lott Smith Hamblin

MONROE - Lott Smith Hamblin, 75, Monroe, died Nov. 25, 2001, in Richfield from complications of a stroke.
He was born June 19, 1926, in Wellington, to Burk and Mary Elizabeth Russell Hamblin. He married Mary Lucille Barlow; they later divorced. He married Marjorie Lorraine Thomas-zewski; they later divorced. He married Helen Rose Spicer Wallace Dec. 27, 1986, in Las Vegas, Nev. The marriage was solemnized Dec. 27, 1987, in the St. George LDS Temple.
Lott was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Merchant Marines. He was employed with Boeing and moved to Monroe upon his retirement in 1989 from the Nevada Test Site where he worked in the refrigeration and air conditioning department.
He was an active member of the LDS Church where he served in various capacities. Together with his wife, they served as ordinance workers in the Manti LDS Temple, worked in the Family History Library in Richfield, the Sigurd Cannery, and served a mission to Louisiana.
He is survived by his wife, Helen, Monroe; son, Brad Russell (Myra) Hamblin, Decatur, Tenn.; daughter, Linda Lee (William) Cummings, Santee, Calif.; eight grandchildren; stepchildren, R. Wayne Wallace, San Francisco, Calif.; Kelvin R. (Virginia) Wallace, Cadiz, Ky.; Teresa Lynn (Frank) Carrera and Steven L. (Micki) Wallace, both Crescent, Okla.; six step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; children, Greg and Yvonne Hamblin; brothers and sisters, Mildred B, Weldon Burke, Cecile Gladys, Philip Wayne, Lawrence Russell, Louie Sybil Charles Evans and Fontella and DeWitt Russell.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 11 a.m. in the Monroe LDS Stake Center, 110 South Main Monroe. Friends may call at the Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary in Richfield on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the stake center in Monroe Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Interment will be in the Monroe City Cemetery with military rites by the Monroe American Legion Post 37.
Funeral directors, Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary, Richfield and Salina.

Vaneese A. Barrett

SALINA - Vaneese Allred Barrett, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, returned to our loving Heavenly Father Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, surrounded by her family at her home in Salina, at the age of 77. She was a woman of great strength and faith in an eight-year valiant battle with cancer.
Vaneese was born Sept. 4, 1924, in Redmond, a daughter of William Burton and Lillian Anderson Allred. She attended school in Salina and graduated from North Sevier High School. During World War II, she worked in Manti, making parachutes.
She married Keith Stanley Barrett May 25, 1944, in the Manti LDS Temple. Vaneese and Keith had three daughters, Marsha, Bonnie and Holly.
Vaneese was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and fulfilled various callings throughout her life. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Salina Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
Vaneese enjoyed gardening, traveling with her husband, children and grandchildren, and was an excellent seamstress, homemaker and cook. She worked side by side with her husband, Keith, in their grocery business, Barrett's Foodtown and Holly's Pantry, performing many different jobs.
She especially enjoyed being with her family. Vaneese was loved and admired by all who knew her. She was truly an example of grace, womanhood and strength.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Keith, and their children, Marsha and Paul Okerlund and Bonnie and Jim Erdei, all Salina; seven grandchildren, Thad and Emily Okerlund, Syracuse; Lori and Mike Seidel, Salt Lake City; Cindi and Ross Anderson and Coni and Brad Burnham, all Salina; Amber and Jeremy Baker, Eagle Mountain; Chandler and Jennifer Erdei and Starli and Joby Mickelsen, all Salina; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Burton and LuWeen Allred, Salina; sisters-in-law, Carol Lee Allred, Murray; Elaine Allred, Salina; Carole Barrett Mellor, Gunnison, and Norma Barrett, Bishop, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Holly; her brothers, Byron Allred and Lowell Allred, and her parents.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 29, at noon in the Salina LDS Stake Center, 98 West 400 North in Salina. Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home, 150 East Main Street, Salina, Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., and at the Stake Center on Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., prior to the services.
Interment will be in the Salina Eastside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the John Huntsman Cancer Center in Vaneese Barrett's name.

Darys Ekker

HANKSVILLE - Darys Fredrick Ekker, 85, passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at Kolob Care Center in Cedar City, with his loved ones at his side.
Darys was born Nov. 17, 1916, in Hanksville, to Cornelius Ekker and Edna Gibbons. He was the sixth of 12 children.
He married Clella May Lanee Nov. 23, 1938. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple Dec. 21, 1968. After Clella's passing, he married Ellesa Day April 9, 1996, in Mesquite, Nev.
Darys lived in Hanksville all his life. He never had any desire to leave. He loved the country, from the Henry Mountains to the San Rafael Desert. He loved his music, and in the end, it gave him much comfort.
He was an active member of the LDS Church and held many different positions.
He was loved by everyone who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Ellesa; two sons and two daughters; 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 1 p.m. at the Hanksville LDS Ward Chapel. Interment was in the Hanksville Cemetery.

Heber C. Winget

MONROE - Heber C. Winget, 92, passed away peacefully at home Feb. 11, 2002, in Monroe, with his wife Jennie at his side.
He was born in Monroe to Cyrus Alfonzo and Hulda Winget on Sept. 12, 1909. He graduated from South Sevier High School and served an LDS mission to the Northern States.
Heber married his eternal sweetheart, Jennie Oldroyd, on June 9, 1932, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Then, with his wife and daughters by his side, he worked the land as a farmer.
He served the community as mayor, councilman, "Old Folks" Committee member, and member of the Utah State Water & Power Board.
Active in the LDS Church, he served as bishop twice, councilor to several bishops, and on the Stake High Council.
He is survived by his wife, Jennie; daughters, Ruth Anne Johnson, Kaysville; Evelyn Branch and Mary Beth (Michael) Eaton, both Washington; son-in-law, Verl Branch, Richfield; 23 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, LuJuana Johnson; a son, Richard H. Winget; and siblings, Ruby Oldroyd, Marguerite Ogden, LaVern Black, Frank Winget and McKay Winget.
Heber always enjoyed life and loved most his family, his Savior, and his Church.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m. in the Monroe Third LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call for viewing at the Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., and at the Third LDS Ward chapel in Monroe Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Interment will be in the Monroe City Cemetery.

Taylor Sage Baldwin

Taylor Sage Baldwin, 2 years old, passed away May 22, 2002, at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, from heart complications.
Taylor was born April 26, 2000, in Salt Lake City to Blaine Franklin and Cynthia Jade Griffiths Baldwin. Taylor was daddy's little "truckin' buddy". He loved to go on the truck with his dad. He was a sweet, happy and loving boy. He always had a kiss and hug for his family. Taylor will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his parents, Blaine and Cynthia Baldwin of Richfield; brother, Cary; sisters, Autumn and Macady, all of Richfield; grandparents, Stanley (Susan) Baldwin, Glenwood; Syd (Roberta) Griffiths, Venice; Crystal Burchnell, Virginia; great-grandparents, Bessie Baldwin, Monroe; Warren (Betty) Harris, Richfield; Syd (Jane) Griffiths, Venice; Gladys Peel, Nev.; Joe (Claire) Peel; Mildred Rawson, all of Calif.; uncles and aunts, Shelly (Dustin) Lund, Marysvale; Mindy (Josh) Nielson, Bountiful; Jeremy (Nicole) Baldwin, Richfield; Amy (Jeff) Johnson, Salt Lake City; Staci Fullmer, Richfield; Kassie Baldwin and Emily Baldwin, both of Glenwood; Crissy (Desmon) Butts, Alaska; Beverly Burchnell; Brandon (Erin) Griffiths, Richfield; Alicia (Joe) Chester, Nev.; Mandy (Brion) Terry, Richfield; Stephanie (Jared) Magleby, Richfield; Jocelyn Griffiths, Venice; and many loving cousins.
Preceded in death by great-grandfathers, Harold Baldwin and Clifford Rawson; great-grandmother, Jade Rhodora; grand-aunt, Kerri Harris.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 25, in the Magleby Mortuary Chapel with Bishop Carl Albrecht of the Richfield Sixth LDS Ward officiating.
Bishop Phillip Burr (grand uncle) gave the family prayer; Michelle Curtis played prelude and postlude music; Syd Griffiths (grandpa) offered the invocation.
A tribute was by Cary Baldwin (brother) and Macady Baldwin (sister) with remarks by Bishop Carl Albrecht.
Music included a violin selection by Andy Bailey, "I Am A Child Of God", accompanied by Janel Parry; A musical selection by Taylor's cousins, "I Will Follow God's Plan", accompanied by Nancy Harris; musical selection by Autumn Baldwin (sister), "Taylor, I Love You", accompanied by Nancy Harris. Warren Harris (great-grandpa) offered the benediction.
Interment was at the Monroe City Cemetery. Stanley Baldwin (grandfather) offered the dedicatory prayer.
Pallbearers were Cary Baldwin, Jeremy Baldwin, Brandon Griffiths, Brion Terry, Jared Magleby, Josh Nielson and Scott Burr.
Honorary Pallbearers were Desmon, Curtis, Alex, Spencer and Carson Butts; Keldon and Camron Terry; Jordan and Wyatt Nielson; Jody, Aarin, Zachary and Lucas Chester; Great-grandpa, Syd Griffiths; Dustin, Drex and Tucker Lund; Tristan Johnson and Kalen Fullmer.
Compassionate services were by the Richfield Sixth Ward Relief Society Sisters.
Funeral directors, Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary Chapel of Richfield.

Norma Hawley Rogers

Our loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Norma Hawley Rogers, passed away peacefully on May 26, 2002 at the age of 83.
She was born Sept. 11, 1918, in Central Valley, to Claude William and Etta Christensen Hawley. She attended and graduated from South Sevier High School. She married Willard George Rogers Oct. 10, 1936, in Beaver; later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple November 21, 1947.
Norma lived most of her life in Central Valley but spent some years living in Kanosh and Sunset. She lived a rich and full life reflecting loving family ties and religious commitment. She was a wonderful, helpful wife and did an excellent job of raising four daughters. She was a dedicated care giver to her mother, step-father and her husband's parents. She worked for 25 years as a clerk and accountant at Christensen's Department Store in Richfield, where she made numerous friends of customers with her cheerful spirit and accommodating, helpful ways.
Norma was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served many years in various positions in both the Primary and Relief Society in the Monroe Utah Stake, Central Ward and the Sunset Ward. She and her husband were Monroe Stake Missionaries for several years. She also enjoyed attending the LDS Temple often.
She was preceded in death by her father, mother and step-father, George Larsen; brother, Scott C. Hawley and sister, MaeBeth Ogden.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years; daughters, Hawley (John W.) Brown of Riverside, Calif.; Dina Jill (Wm. Ed) Wellington of South Jordan; Rosalee (Gene) Higgins of Vancouver, Wash. and Becky Ann (Calvin K.) Hales of West Jordan; 17 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Harold Q. (Kenna) Hawley of Richfield and many extended family members.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2002, at noon in the Central LDS Ward chapel in Annabella. Friends may call at the ward chapel in Annabella on Thursday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Richfield City Cemetery.
Funeral directors, Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary, Richfield.

Garth G. Roberts

Antimony - Our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Garth Gleave Roberts, age 86, passed away suddenly on May 24, 2003 at the home of a daughter, in Richfield. He was born Sept. 9, 1916 in Annabella, a son of Thomas Wilburn and Jennie Gleave Roberts. He married Elvera Ilene Helquist, Dec. 8, 1937 in Richfield, Utah. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple March 20, 1943. She died Feb. 10, 1996.
Garth was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many capacities. He was the Antimony Cemetery sextant. He was the owner of a grocery store and café in Antimony for many years. He was a rancher and farmer. Garth's greatest love was the outdoors, whether it was fishing on Otter Creek, where he met many of his friends, or hunting the mountains. He broke Teddy Roosevelt's B&C record for the world's record cougar in 1964, which he held for many years.
He loved being surrounded by his family and he loved each and every day of his life.
Garth is survived by his children: LaRell (Sherey) Roberts, Elk Ridge; Keith (LaRene) Roberts, Salt Lake City; Elaine (Nate) Tebbs, Richfield; Ken (Valeene) Roberts, Antimony; Darlene (Doug) Evans, Panguitch; Kim (Scott) Adams, Annabella; 29 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren; sister, Faye Gardner, Keanny, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife; a son, Lavere Roberts, three brothers: Walter, Marell and Doyle Roberts; a son-in-law: Lynn Pierson; two grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 1 p.m. in the Antimony LDS ward chapel. Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Richfield, Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the ward chapel in Antimony Thursday morning from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to the services.
Interment will be in the Antimony Cemetery.
Funeral directors, Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield, Salina and Gunnison, Utah.

Duane Hansen

ANNABELLA - Our loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, Franklin Duane Hansen, 80, passed away suddenly at his home in Escondido, Calif., from a massive heart attack the evening of May 20, 2003. He was born June 16, 1922 in Gunnison, a son of Neils Duane and Ruth Ellen Christensen Hansen. He graduated from Gunnison Valley High School, Class of 1940 and attended college in Logan for one year.
Hansen joined the US Army and served in defending his country during World War II.
He married Tora Jean Case, Annabella, August 18, 1945 in Las Vegas. Their marriage was solemnized in the Los Angeles LDS Temple, May 23, 1964. He was an active member of the LDS Church, serving in various positions.
Hansen retired as a supervisor and manager, working in the Citrus Grove Industry in Rancho Sante Fe, Calif. He enjoyed hunting deer and always looked forward to the trips to Utah to hunt.
He is survived by his wife, Escondido, Calif.; children: Geraldine and Steven Haven, Everett, Wash.; Arnold Duane and Candice Hansen, Escondido, Calif.; granddaughter: Alicia and Anthony Rousseau, Ramona, Calif.; siblings: Norma and Curtis Fowler, Linda Vista, Calif. and Joan Hansen, Escondido, Calif.
He was preceded in death by brother, Garth.
Funeral services were Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at 1 p.m. at the Springer Turner Funeral Home chapel with Arnold Duane Hansen conducting.
Ronald Sharp gave the family prayer; Jan Sharp played the prelude and postlude music; Steve Sharp offered the invocation.
The eulogy was given by Steve Haven; speakers were Herbert Gukeisen and Allen Case, with remarks by Duane Hansen.
Musical selections included "Abide With Me" by Barbara, Luella, Bonnie and Liz, and a medley of primary songs by the Sharp children, both accompanied by Jan Sharp.
Maureen Gukeisen gave the benediction.
Interment was at the Annabella Cemetery, where Steve Haven offered the dedicatory prayer.
Pallbearers were Duane Hansen, Bill White, Jim Case, Arnold Gukeisen, Steve Haven, Rudy Shepard, Anthony Rousseau and Duane Christensen.

Brady Joe Tuft

MONROE - Brady Joe Tuft, 22, of Monroe, returned home to his Heavenly Father May 21, 2003, in St. George. He was born Aug. 26,1980, in Richfield to Sharlet Barker and Ralph Tuft.
Brady graduated from South Sevier High School in 1998. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Brady was attending Dixie State College where he received his Certified Nurses Aide (CNA) and was working toward being a Surgical Registered Nurse (RN).
Brady enjoyed life, being with friends, golfing and fishing. He had a strong testimony of the church and loved the Lord. He served in various callings for the church which brought him great joy. Brady loved his family and he will be greatly missed.
Brady is survived by his mother, Sharlet Barker, Monroe; father, Ralph Tuft, Magnolia, Texas; sister, Amy (Frank) Maxfield, Glenwood; brother, Cody Thiriot, Monroe; grandmother, Donna Barker, Monroe; grandfather, Roscoe Tuft, Monroe; nephew, Levi Joe Maxfield, Glenwood; half sisters, Christina and Courtney Tuft, both Magnolia, Texas, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceded in death by grandparents, Joe Barker and Elinore Tuft.
Funeral services were held May 24 at 1 p.m. in the Monroe 3rd LDS ward Chapel, 140 South Main.
Interment will be in the Monroe City Cemetery.
Funeral directors, Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary, Richfield.

Lawise M. Foote

AURORA - Our dear loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many, Lawise Mellor Foote, passed away at home May 24, 2003, at the age of 93.
She was born October 6, 1908, to her loving parents, Albert and Clara Jensen Mellor. She married Elray Andrew Foote, the love of her life and her lifelong companion, Feb. 26, 1930, in the Manti Temple. They have enjoyed 73 years together and have faith that they will be reunited again.
Lawise was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in whatever she was called to do. She served in many teaching and leadership positions but felt a special love for primary children and served in the primary organization as president or teacher for more than 30 years. She was always very active and involved.
She created quilts, embroidered and crocheted many beautiful items that grace the homes of her children, grandchildren, and friends. She was an avid reader of church and other good books.
Lawise appreciated so much the beauty around her: mountains, autumn leaves, sunshine, flowers, especially Elray's garden. Lawise loved life and celebrated it whenever she could with family and friends. She devoted her life to her Heavenly Father and to her family. She leaves a legacy of kindness, generosity, compassion and unconditional love that will be felt for many generations. She will always be in our hearts.
We love her and miss her and thank her for guiding us towards being an eternal family.
Lawise is survived by her husband of 73 years, Elray Foote , Aurora; five children, Leona Nuttal, Orem; Deon Peck, Bountiful; Stanley (Jackie) Foote, Aurora; Norma (Michael) Warr, Bountiful; 18 treasured grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren who brought her great joy.
She was receded in death by: parents; daughter, Marjorie who died in 1959; sons-in-law, Verl Nuttal and Dennis Peck.
The family expresses their thanks and appreciation to Dr. Greenwood and staff for their excellent care and concern and for the gentle and loving care she received from Hospice in her final days.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at 11:00 a.m. in the Aurora 1st LDS ward chapel, where friends may call Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and again on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Interment will be in the Orem City Cemetery, 1520 N. 800 E. on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Funeral directors, Magleby-Jensen Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Gunnison.

Grayce Lucille Miller

Grayce Lucille Miller, 98, passed away May 25, 2003 in Salt Lake City. She was born March 16, 1905, in Pocatello, Idaho, to John and Lena Meyers. Shortly afterward the family moved to East Ely. She attended White Pine County High School. Grayce was a past Worthy Matron of The Order of the Eastern Star.
She and her husband owned and worked in motel and service station businesses in East Ely many years until they retired to Sevier. During the recent 18 years, Grayce resided in Salt Lake City.
She is survived by: one daughter, Gwen Robertson, Salt Lake City, and three sons; E.R. Boots Miller, Jr., Elko, Nev., Ritz Miller, Burlingame, Calif., and Darrell Miller, Salt Lake City. She is survived by nine grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
Grayce was preceded in death by her husband E.R. Miller; one brother, Robert Meyers; 3 sisters, Gertie Meyers, Ruth Gallagher and Marjorie (Sunny) Martin.
Cryptside services will be held Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 2 p.m. in the Larkin Sunset Lawn Mausoleum, 2350 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City.

Chrystal Savoy Blackburn Carroll

Chrystal Savoy Blackburn Carroll, 90, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2003 in American Fork. She was born Nov. 18, 1912 in Richfield, a daughter of Seth Hicks and Melissa Nebeker Blackburn. She was married to Clifford Lloyd Carroll of Ault, Colo., March 14, 1953 in Farmington. He preceded her in death June 26, 1987.
She graduated from Wayne High School, Snow College, Utah State and Brigham Young University. She taught elementary school for 20 years throughout Wayne County. Along with her husband Clifford, she owned and operated the Carroll's Motel in Springville. She enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family and remembering her youthful summers at Fish Lake. She was a Christian in her belief and attended several churches.
Survivors include one daughter, Sue Carroll Larson her husband Tom and their two daughters Melissa and Natalie of American Fork; one step-daughter, Jackie and husband Billy Stewart of Astoria, Ore.; and one step-son, Richard and wife Yvonne Carroll of Higley, Ariz., and their families. She is also survived by several family members and friends throughout Wayne County.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Beehive Homes of American Fork-South and Harmony Hospice of Orem for their loving care and compassion.
Graveside services were held May 27 in Springville.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wheelermortuary.com
Funeral directors, Wheeler Mortuary, Springville.

Dorothy Dean Hepner

SIGURD - Dorothy Dean Hepner entered into rest May 18, 2003 in Santa Clara, Calif. She was born Aug. 4, 1924 in Sigurd to Floyd and Leda May Anderson. She moved to San Francisco in 1943 and married Leo "Jack" Hepner on June 1, 1946.
She worked for the state of California as a food services supervisor for more than 25 years.
She is survived by her four children: Glenna Hepner, Napa, Calif.; Thomas Hepner, Gilroy, Calif.; Corleen Hepner Rogers and Julie Hepner, both San Jose, Calif; four sisters and one brother, all of Utah; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were held Friday, May 23 at 1 p.m. at Tulocay Cemetery in Napa, Calif.
Funeral directors, Treadway & Wigger Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Napa, Calif.


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