|David L. Horrocks
David L. Horrocks, 68, of Vernal, died March 16, 2001 at his home. He
was born March 17, 1932 in Neola, a son of LaVell and Gladys Beeler Horrocks.
David retired from Utah Concrete Company in Salt Lake City in 1970.
He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He received his endowments in the Salt Lake Temple on June 21, 1985.
David was a generous and loving person. He was a devoted son, spending
many years taking care of his parents. He would do anything for his family
and neighbors. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
David is survived by his brother, Dale (June) Horrocks, Kansas City,
Mo.; sister, Lila (Ralph) McMullin, Roosevelt; nine nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 23 at 11 a.m. in the Vernal
1st Ward Chapel. Friends may call at Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary,
Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and at the chapel one hour prior to services.
Burial will be in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn
David L. Horrocks
Funeral services for David L. Horrocks, born March 17, 1932 and died
March 16, 2001, were held Friday, March 23 in the Vernal 1st Ward Chapel
with Bishop Rulon Ewell conducting.
Ralph McMullin offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude
music played by Daun DeJournette.
Cheryl McMullin gave the invocation and Lila McMullin offered a tribute.
Speakers were June Horrocks and Lyle Glines with remarks offered by
Ron Walker, accompanied by Daun DeJournette, sang "Wind Beneath My
Wings;" and Daun DeJournette, accompanied by Ron Walker, sang "Precious
Keith McMullin gave the benediction and Dale Horrocks dedicated the
Pallbearers were Tracy McMullin, David Horrocks, Richard Horrocks,
Keith McMullin, William Horrocks and Clayton Horrocks.
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn
Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services offered by the Vernal 1st Ward
Funeral services for Theo C. Morrison Lind, born August 27, 1905 and
died March 15, 2001, were held Tuesday, March 20, 2001 in the Maeser 4th
Ward Chapel with Bishop Dana O'Crowly conducting.
Kit Morrison, grandson, offered the family prayer with prelude and
postlude music played Sandra Barfuss.
Henry Mansfield gave the invocation.
Speakers was Shawn Morrison, grandson, and Greg Morrison, son, with
tributes offered by Kit Morrison, grandson, and Vida Clark, sister.
The congregation sang "O My Father;" Larry and Dorine Allred sang "Come,
Ye Disconsolate;" and the congregation sang the closing hymn, "How Great
Bishop O'Crowly offered remarks, Kelly Morrison, grandson, gave the
benediction, and John Jones, stepson-in-law, dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Chuck Barker, Clark Oviatt, David Jones, Norman Massey,
Terrel Oakley and Terry Barker.
Interment was in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery under the direction of
Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with compassionate service of the Maeser
4th Ward Relief Society.
Theo C. Lind
Theo C. Morrison Lind, 95, passed away March 15, 2001 in the Heber Valley
Medical Center. Theo was born August 27, 1905 in Rexburg, Idaho a daughter
of David and Margaret "Maggie" Mitchell Carruth. Theo married Stanley W.
Morrison on March 1935, he passed away in January 1965. She married Elmer
Lind in June 1966. He passed away in September 1988.
Theo enjoyed genalogy. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints and a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Theo
loved her family and her grandchildren.
She is survived by her sons, Harley (Connie) Morrison, Layton; Grieg
(JaNae) Morrison, Heber City; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;
three sisters, Vida Clark, Meril Bodily and Dean Welch.
She was preceded in death by her husband; and her parents.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 20 in the Maeser Stake Center.
Burial was in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn
David Jenkins, 89, of Lapoint, died March 14, 2001 at his home. He was
born Feb. 2, 1912 in Maeser, a son of David Franklin and Nancy Mable Harrison
Jenkins. He married his sweetheart Mearl A. Davis on Feb. 11, 1935 in Vernal.
She passed away April 29, 1995.
He loved the mountains and good horses. He would tell people, "I don't
just like good hrses, I own good horses!" He was a man who never wanted
more than his needs. He never wanted to be better than anyone else he just
wanted to be the best he could, and that was good enough.
His life's hard work was all for his family and his family is what
he lived for. He was a true, faithful, honest and hard working man who
will be dearly missed. As he closes the last chapter of this life, we bid
farewell to the last of his kind, and the last of the real cowboys. He
always said, "Never put it off until tomorrow if you can get it done today."
David always it done the day before - that's the way he lived his life.
He is survived by his daughter, Alice Clerico, Lapoint; three grandchildren,
Dean (Renita) Clerico, Lapoint; Tim (Juli) Harpole, South Jordan; and Valerie
(Russell) Ellifritze, Washtucna, Wash; seven great-grandchildren; brothers,
Frank (Betty) Jenkins, Craig, Colo.; Jack (Donna) Jenkins, Nampa, Idaho,
now serving a mission in Spain; sisters, Reva Workman, Roosevelt; Lou (Ray)
Wardle, Neola; and Mearl Horrocks, Lapoint.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife; grandson, Clyde Harpole;
two brothers, Earl "Nick" Jenkins; Rex Jenkins; two sisters, Lila Maude
Jenkins and Pearl Preece.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 19 in the Lapoint LDS Ward
Chapel with counselor Glen Hartle conducting.
Tim Harpole offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music
played by LaLyn Green.
Glenn Horrocks gave the invocation and Glen Hartle read the obituary.
Marv Hamaker offered remarks.
Earl Reary sang "Silver Haired Daddy of Mine;" Dorothy Luck, accompanied
by Lorain Mobley, sang "When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again" and "In
Bud Harrison gave the benediction and Edwin Jenkins dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Dean Clerico, Shorty Springer, Frank Jenkins, Tim
Harole, Morris Anderson and Dwight Springer.
Interment was in the Lapoint Cemetery under the direction of Thomson
Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services of Lapoint Relief
Dwain Arthur Soderquist, 82, of Vernal, passed away March 19, 2001 at
his home. In his last days, children Dale, Linda, Carol and Pam were with
him. He was born Feb. 19, 1919 in Vernal to Carl Arthur and Marie Weist
Soderquist. He married Gladys Abegglen on August 24, 1938. They were sealed
in the Salt Lake Temple on Nov. 10, 1941.
Dwain was a renowned and talented saddle maker. Dwain and Gladys owned
and operated their leather business for 43 years. Dwain has built more
than 8000 saddles. He has built them for movie stars, TV stars, President
Roosevelt's son, and many famous cowboys. He has been on TV three times
and has had articles in national magazines.
Dwain served in many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints; including Bishop of Venral Foruth Ward; served on the Ashley Stake
High Council, Gospel Doctrine Teacher and many other positions. Dwain had
a great love for horses and cattle. He also was an avid fisherman and hunter.
He shared fifty six years with his loving wife, Gladys. They were very
proud of their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Dwain is survived by his children, Dale Dwain (Sherrie) Soderquist;
Linda Soderquist Southam; Carol Soderquist (Eddie) Oaks; and Pam Soderquist
(Lee) Gardiner. He is also survived by a very dear friend, Dona Abegglen.
He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Tina, Hal, Brian, Kimberly, Camie,
Lindy, Lisa, Ryan, Cory, Kayle, Greg and Trisha; nine great-grandchildren;
and two sisters, Elaine Soderquist Rich and Lorna Soderquist Mayberry.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 23, at 11 a.m. in the Vernal
2nd Ward, 235 East 600 South. Friends may call on Thursday from 6 p.m.
to 8 p.m. at the Spafford Funeral Home and on Friday from 10 to 10:45 a.m.
at the church.
Interment will be in the Maeser-Fairview Cemetery with full military
honors by the Vernal American Legion under direction of the Spafford Funeral
Mary Ann Ufford
Our beloved mother, sister and Nan, Mary Ann Martin Ufford, 63, passed
away March 17, 2001 at St. Mark Hospital in Salt Lake City. Mary Ann was
born Sept. 17, 1937 in Gorman, Texas, a daughter of Paul Willard and Mary
Josephine Clark Sheehan Sr. She married Raymond Roy Martin Jr. He passed
away March 9, 1971. Mary Ann then married Willard C. (Bill) Ufford. He
passed away Nov. 12, 1998. Mary Ann loved ceramics, camping, traveling
and spending time with her family and friends. She always kept her door
open for anyone that needed anything. Nan not only raised her own children,
she was there for many more.
She is survived by her children, Renda Rae Martin, Vernal; LaRetta
Ann Barton and Tim Sweaney, Bakersfield, Calif.; Ronnie Wayne Martin, Vernal;
dear friend, Terri McCurdy, Vernal, who was thought of as a daughter; three
grandchildren, Cameo Stancliff, Jason Ray Barton and Athena Cargill; two
great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Sondra (Harold) Silva, Bakersfield;
Paul Willard (Ramona) Sheehan, Fort Stockton, Texas; Sheila Moring, Durango,
Colo.; Harri (Joe) Lackey, Los Cruces, N.M.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; and son, Roy Calvin Martin.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 22 at 11 a.m. at Thomson
Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. Friends may call Wednesday from 6 p.m to 8 p.m.
and one hour prior to the services.
Burial will be in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn
We love and miss you dearly. We know you are resting on a mountain
Enid Nielsen Rothwell, returned to her Heavenly Father and loved ones
on March 24, 2001, in Vernal while she was visiting her daughter. She was
born Feb. 15, 1921 in Provo, a daughter of Ornal (Swede) and Luella Nielsen.
She spent her youth in the Provo - Springville area. She married Ted James
Rothwell in Provo, on May 20, 1940. Later they were sealed together in
the Idaho Falls Temple. They began their married life in the Leslie/Darlington
area and later moved to Mackay, Idaho.
Enid was always an active person. Her greatest joys were her family
and service to other people. She was active in the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints. She spent many hours volunteering at the local schools,
watching their extra curricular events. She was an active member of the
community helping with events such as: the annual Mackay Barbecue, County
Fair, and Lady Lions. She enjoyed working as an EMT until she was 78 years
old and currently continued limited activity with the EMTs. She loved to
travel and get together with her family and extended family.
Enid is survived by her children: Lynn (Arvella) Rothwell, Darlington,
Idaho; Karen Monsen, Darlington; Janette (Byron) Bailey, Challis, Idaho;
Anita (Cody) Calder, Vernal; Rex (Gay) Rothwell, Terreton, Idaho; and Tony
(Carol) Rothwell, Rexburg, Idaho; 29 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren.
She is also survived by brothers and sisters, Bill Nielsen, St. George;
Edward Nielsen, Payson; Robert Vietor, Concord, Calif.; Ron Nielsen, Boise,
Idaho; Colleen Nielsen, Bountiful; and Cheryl Nielsen, Concord.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ted, and an infant
son, Keith; as well as a sister, Una Mories; and a brother, Reid Nielsen.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 29 at 1 p.m. in the
Mackay, Idaho Ward Chapel with Bishop Evan Sayer conducting. Friends may
call on Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Simpson-Marvel Memorial
Chapel in Arco, Idaho, and on Thursday, one hour prior to services at the
chapel in Mackay.
Interment will be in the Mt. McCaleb Cemetery in Arco.
Services are under the direction of the Spafford Funeral Home in Vernal
and the Simpson-Marvel Memorial Chapel in Arco.
W. Boyd Peay
Walter Boyd Peay, 75, of Orem, passed away on March 19, 2001 at Provo.
He was born May 20, 1925 in Provo to Blake and Sadie "Boyd" Peay.
Boyd was the grandson of the former Utah County Sheriff and Provo Chief
of Police, John D. And Hannah Peterson Boyd. He was also a grandson of
the former Provo Water Master, Walter and Margaret Farrer Peay.
Boyd graduated from Provo High in 1943, after which he was drafted
into the United States Army Air Corps. Upon discharge from the Army, he
attended BYU from 1944 to 1949, majoring in music. Boyd played with various
dance bands on campus and played in the great "Talk of the Town" band located
between Provo and Springville during 1948-49.
He married Norma Reiss, they later divorced. There were no children.
Boyd lived in Los Angeles, Calif., for 15 years where he played in
various bands including the Los Angeles Community Band in Covina. While
living in Las Vegas, Nev., he played with the Community Band for two years.
Recently he had been playing each year with the Payson Summer Band at the
Payson City Park.
Boyd has been a musical instrument repairman for the past 36 years.
He was presently working through Boothe Brothers Music in Spanish Fork,
and Bill Harris Music in Provo. He had repair shops in Los Angeles, San
Jose, Calif., Las Vegas, Alaska, and Boise, Idaho. During the seven years
in Boise, he was the sole repairman for the entire Boise School system.
Upon returning to Utah he worked for Riverton Music for three years, then
moved to Orem where he set up shop at his home. He taught lessons and enjoyed
working with students and teachers in the school districts.
Boyed has been blessed with many close friends in the music business
and enjoyed close relationships wherever he was. He was an avid collector
of Jazz history and recordings. He was a member of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints and held the office of an Elder.
He is survived by his brother, Blake V. (Lori Lee) Peay Jr., of Randlett;
and sisters, Beverly Brough, Rock Springs, Wyo.; and Bonnie (Steve) Shaffer,
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, and a younger
Boyd leaves many cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews who he
loved very deeply. He was a great admirer of nature and God's handiwork.
He loved flowers and the mountains. He hated hunting and fishing and would
rather listen to jazz.
Funeral services were Thursday, March 22 in the Walker Sanderson Funeral
Home in Orem.
Burial was in the Vernal Memorial Park with full military rites.
Ramona Viuda de Villalobos
Funeral services for Ramona Perez Viuda de Villalobos, born April 28,
1929 and died March 19, 2001, were held Wednesday, March 21 in the Thomson-Blackburn
Ramona was born in Cuauhtemoc Chih, Mexico to Juan Perez and Soledad
Interment was in Mexico under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal
Funeral services for Dwain Arthur Soderquist, born Feb. 19, 1919 and
died March 19, 2001, were held Friday, March 23 in the Vernal 2nd and 4th
Ward Chapel with Bishop H. Karl Swain conducting.
Lee Gardiner offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music
played by Mike Karren.
Greg Gardiner gave the invocation and Pam Gardiner read the eulogy.
Speakers were Ray Nash, Dale Soderquist, Linda Southam, Kimberly Southam
and Carol Oaks.
Kathy Deets and Geri Benedicto, accompanied by Mike Karren, sang "How
Great Thou Art;" and Geri Benedicto, accompanied by Mike Karren, sang "Remember
Camile Smith played a piano solo, "Abide With Me."
Bishop Swain offered remarks.
Lowell Long gave the benediction and Eddie Oaks dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Cory Gardiner, Greg Gardiner, Bryan Soderquist, Chad
Prince, Kayle Gardiner, Hal Soderquist, Scott Finn and Ryan Smith.
Interment was in the Maeser-Fairview Cemetery under the direction of
Spafford Funeral Home with compassionate services offered by the Vernal
2nd Ward Relief Society.
Mary Ann Ufford
Funeral services for Mary Ann Martin Ufford, born Sept. 17, 1937 and
died March 17, 2001, were held Thursday, March 22 in the Thomson-Blackburn
Vernal Mortuary with Mitch Blackburn conducting.
Favorite melodies were played for prelude and postlude music.
Speaker was Richard "Dick" Ufford with tributes offered by family and
Recordings of Willie Nelson singing "Blue Skies" and "Blue Eyes Crying
in the Rain" were played, as well as Vince Gills' version of "Go Rest High
On That Mountain" and "Amazing Grace."
Terri McCurdy gave the benediction and Bill McCurdy dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Jeff Jaramillo, Ronnie Martin, Jason Barton, Denum
Atwood, Tim Sweaney and Cris Melton.
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn
Robert Elzy Nielsen
Funeral services for Robert Elzy Nielsen, born Dec. 30, 1963, died March
24, 2002, were held March 28 at the Duchesne 3rd Ward Chapel. Pallbearers
were Kevin Hackford, Kent Nielsen, M. Clay Nielsen, Todd Nielsen, Kelly
Mitchell and Billy Walk. Honorary pallbearers were Alvin Nielsen, Justin
Benson, Mark E. Nielsen, Butch Marshall, Cody Walk, Donny Marshall and
Jeff Jaramillo. Duchesne 3rd Ward Relief Society provided compassionate
Alvin Nielsen (nephew) gave the family prayer. Prelude and postlude
music were provided by Joan Foy. The invocation was given by Lisa Majors
(niece). Lynn Hackford sang "When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again," I
Overlooked an Orchid," and at the Cemetery, "Singing Waterfall." Rodney
Rowley presented a family history, and Kietra Nielsen (daughter) recited
a poem. David Rasmussen (friend) was speaker, and Bobbi-Jo Jaramillo (niece)
offered closing remarks. Fay Herget (niece) gave the benediction. Kent
L. Nielsen (brother) dedicated the grave in the Duchesne City Cemetery,
directed by the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.The End
Elsie Henry Ashby Morrill
Elsie Henry Ashby Morrill, 93, passed away March 7, 2002 in Orem. She
was born Jan. 15, 1909, in Vernal, a daughter of Albert Monroe Henry and
Abbie Viola Goodrich Henry. Elsie was raised in Naples and lived most of
her life in the Vernal area. She was married to the late Rulon Ashby of
Vernal and later to the late Ellis Morrill of Fort Duchesne. She loved
the outdoors and hunting and fishing. Her love for animals was well known
and shared with her grandchildren. She is survived by her three children,
Gary H. (Mildred) Ashby, Lila (Ted) Thacker, and Ken (Anita) Ashby; 16
grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at the Vernal Cemetery at 2 p.m. Saturday,
April 6. Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary is providing the services, and should
be contacted for more information (801)225-1530.
Howard George Funk
Howard George Funk, age 67, left this earthly home to return to his
Heavenly Father on March 26, 2002. He passed away in the arms of his wife
in the comfort of his home.
Howard was born in Roosevelt on Oct. 6, 1934 to George Francis and
Lydia Ann Jenkins Funk. He spent a happy childhood in Myton. He was a star
athlete at Wasatch Academy in Mount Pleasant, lettering in football, basketball,
and track. In 1952, Howard broke the school record for the 440 yard dash
held by his father since 1928. He was named outstanding student athlete
in his senior year. He attended Utah State University on a football scholarship.
Howard met Gwen Holgate on Jan. 1, 1956. They fell in love and were
married on March 15, 1956. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti Temple
on June 21, 1962. Howard and Gwen are the parents of five children: Debra
Ann (Randy) Montgomery, Richardsville, Va., George Howard, West Covina,
Calif., Bradley Frank (Stacy) Funk, Spring Creek, Nev. Howard was a truck
driver for 42 years for Link Trucking, Wycoff Trucking and Jack B. Kelly
Trucking. During his long career, he had no traffic accidents. He and Gwen
were team drivers for five years in the 1990s and they traveled throughout
the United States and Canada. Howard loved to hunt, fish, hike, camp, and
canoe with his family and friends. He and Gwen built their house with their
own hands in 1961. Howard was an expert wood craftsman and enjoyed making
clocks, boxes, and other gifts for his family.
Vern F. Batty
Funeral services for Vern Ford Batty, born Nov. 1, 1924 and died May
17, 2000, were held Monday, May 22 in the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary
with Harmon Hogkinson conducting.
Bruce Kendall offered the family prayer.
Prelude music was a recording of "Grandpa, Tell Me About the Good Old
Days," by The Judds.
Allen Batty gave the invocation.
Speakers were Milton Searle and Dez Murray.
Joe Marts sang "Ballad of Vern Batty."
Wade Robbins, David Batty and Tina Cumberledge offered closing remarks.
Postlude music was a recording of "Johnny Reb" sung by Johnny Horton.
Dan Volz gave the benediction and Craig Batty dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Neil Batty, David Batty, John Cumberledge, Brad Batty,
Jack Cumberledge and Jason Adams.
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park with military honors offered
by the VFW and American Legion.
Services were under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary
with compassionate services offered by the Vernal 2nd Ward Relief Society.
E. Joseph Winder
Edwin Joseph Winder, 92, passed away on July 24, 2002 in Salt Lake City
from causes associated with an accident in his home. He was surrounded
by his loving family.
He was born on August 12, 1909 in Vernal to Edwin Joseph and Ada Calder
Winder. He married Virginia Dykes on Feb. 3, 1942 in the Salt Lake LDS
Joseph graduated from Uintah High School and Brigham Young University
(Accounting); accountant for Vernal Motor Sales; owner/manager of Vernal
Geraldine Lord Sinclear, "Mary Ann's Mom," age 91, beloved mother,
grandmother and friend, died July 22, 2002 at the home of her daughter
in Lapoint of causes incident to age.
A. LaRue Pickup
Alton LaRue Pickup age 88, of Randlett, passed away July 22, 2002 at
Uintah Basin Medical Center.
LaRue was born Oct. 17, 1913 in Roosevelt to Alton and Ada
Revella Lopez, age 71, passed away July 24, 2002 at the Uintah Care
Center. Revella was born Jan. 8, 1931 to Erin Ray and Artie Roberts Kimball
of Vernal. Revella married the late Nick Murray in 1950. They had six children,
later divorced. She married Daniel Lopez in 1970, later divorced. Revella
enjoyed the outdoors and especially loved flowers. She loved to crochet
and was known for her huge batches of fantastic fudge. She loved spending
time with her family. She adored her grandchildren. Revella always put
others before herself. Everyone whose lives she touched loved her. She'll
be missed and always hold a special place in all our hearts.
She is survived by children, Gayla (Wayne) Griswold of Roosevelt, Marilyn
(Gary) Baker of Rigby, Idaho, Lana (Tim) Bonnet of Vernal, Kathy (Bob)
Roberts of Roosevelt, Rick Murray of Vernal, Ray (Susan) Murray also of
Vernal; brothers and sisters, Donna Harrison of Vernal, Velma Wilkins of
Vernal and Don Kimball of St. George; 22 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
Revella is preceded in death by her parents, Erin Ray and Artie Roberts
Kimball; brothers, Ray Wilkerson and Ervin Wilkerson; two granddaughters,
Cami Jo Murray at age 4 and Jacqualine Murray an infant.
Erma Chivers Semas
Erma Chivers Semas died July 15, 2002 at her home in Lathrop, Calif.
She was born August 24, 1934 to Clyde and Ina Chivers. She married
Roy Winn in Salt Lake City, in 1951, later divorced. They had one daughter,
Susan Gail Walls of Atwater, Calif. She married Jerry Semas in 1998 in
Erma attended the old Naples Elementary School and Uintah High School.
She later received her high school diploma from the Manteca Adult Education
Program in Manteca, Calif.
Erma was a successful business woman, an entrepreneur and an accomplished
doll maker. She also opened her home to children in unfortunate circumstances.