|Andre Allen Williamson
Funeral services for Andre Allen Williamson, born March 12, 1917, died
April 15, 2002, were held April 20 at Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.
Harvey Madsen conducted and read the obituary; prelude and postlude
music was provided by Daun DeJournette. Jerry Tingey gave the invocation.
Linda Wilkey performed "Each Life That Touches Ours For Good," she and
Amanda Wilkey sang "The Lord Is My Shepherd," accompanied by Luane Larsen.
Kylie Tingey was accompanied by Cydney Tingey singing "I Am A Child Of
Speaker was Venil P. Johnson. Gary Lyman gave the benediction. Pallbearers
were Cary Mecham, Josh Haakinson, Jim Lyman, Jerry Tingey, Dallas Hardison
and Mike Lyman; Gary Lyman and Glen Mecham were honorary pallbearers. Interment
was in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn
Vernal Mortuary. Lynn Mecham dedicated the grave.
Jerry Allen Parry
Jerry Allen Parry, age 62, of Bluebell, died April 22, 2002 at the Uintah
Basin Medical Center after a long illness.
He was born Sept. 8, 1939 in Montwell to Melvon LeRoy and Phoebe Hullinger
He married Telitha Bird August 14, 1959 in Bluebell. Their marriage
was solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple Dec. 11, 1964.
Yvonne Crane Millecam
Funeral services for Yvonne Crane Millecam were conducted April 17 at
the Glines 2nd Ward Chapel. Interment was at Maeser-Fairview Cemetery under
the direction of Spafford Funeral Home. She died April 11 in Mesa, Ariz.
Pallbearers were Scott Robinson, Nathan Millecam, Kent Millecam, Blake
Millecam, Mikel Robinson, David Eaton, Paul Millecam and Zach Millecam.
Honorary pallbearers were Aldo Cadillo, Chris Millecam, Nicholas Eaton,
Curt Finlayson, Ryan Millecam, Jason Weber, Jeremy Raulintis, Todd Millecam,
Vernon Crane, and Lance Cpl. Garrett Eaton, currently serving in Afghanistan.
Stephanie Finlayson, Nicholas Eaton, Camille Millecam and Sue Ann Slade
were speakers. Todd Millecam played a piano solo, "Love One Another." Damon
and Suzanne Leonhardt sang "O Lord, My Redeemer," and the congregation
sang "I Know That My Redeemer Lives."
Kerri Lynn Duncan Loveday
Kerri Lynn Duncan Loveday, age 47, of Roosevelt, died April 16, 2002
at her home.
She was born August 19, 1954 in Roosevelt to Eldon DeLoy and Amelia
Joyce McKenna Duncan.
Kerri liked to oil paint, and do housework. She enjoyed working as
a beautician and fixing hair, spending time at her computer on the internet
and E-mailing, volunteering at the Chamber of Commerce, Bible study, and
spending time with her nieces and nephews.
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, Vernal, Heidi Gwen (David) Sadlier,
Vernal, and Craig Howard (Marcy) Funk, Spring Creek, Nev.
Jamie Joe Fisher
Funeral services for Jamie Joe Fisher who died April 14, 2002, were
held Friday, April 19, at Grace Baptist Church.
Pastor Mike Bardon offered the opening prayer; the congregation sang
"The Old Rugged Cross." Mary Ann Davis sang "10,000 Angels Cried," after
which Julie McMickell spoke.
The congregation sang "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" after a poetic recitation.
Pastor Bardon then gave a message and the benediction. Luncheon was served
after the services at the church.
Mary Marie Colton Fisher
The last leaf from the Colton family fell April 19, 2002. This beautiful
lady was born Oct. 27, 1910, the third child of Adelbert and Irma Young
Colton in Vernal. Her older siblings Milas and Calista were delighted to
have a baby sister. The two older children loved the great outdoors, while
Mary was content to be with her mother, a fine seamstress and milliner.
She taught Mary, who had talent and interest in the fine art of designing,
tailoring and sewing. She made many of her own clothes and was meticulous
in each creation.
She met Lotus Fisher at a dance and they were great partners. They
both loved to dance; what a great start at married life.
They lost a baby daughter who must be rejoicing at Mary coming home.
Lotus and Mary made their home in Duchesne, where Lotus was postmaster.
(It was there we spent our summer vacations as children.) In time they
had a daughter Sanny and then Glade and then Nyle. By then the war was
on, and Mary worked for the rationing board and post office beside her
Dorreen Joan Boren
Dorreen Joan Boren, age 47, passed away on April 16, 2002. Dorreen was
born Dec. 4, 1955, to LeRoy Schuring and Joyce Tible of Salt Lake City.
She married Doyle Kay Boren Aug. 14, 1976, in Elko, Nev.
Dorreen enjoyed spending time with friends and family, camping, fishing
and all the animals. She had a good sense of humor to the end. She was
She is survived by her loving husband, Doyle Boren of Vernal; his children
Dale and Suzette Boren of Roosevelt, Douglas and Rayola Rust of Meeker,
Colo., Debra Gebhart of Roosevelt, Casey and Teresa Gilbert of Meeker,
Dallas and Aileen Boren of Meeker, Robin Richarson of Vernal; 19 grandchildren
and 27 great-grandchildren. Her mother of Salt Lake City; brothers and
sister A'leen Schuring of Roosevelt, Gene, Mike and Nick Schuring of Salt
Plesia Bahr, age 81, passed away April 21, 2002. She was born Jan. 20,
1921 to Samuel Provance and Celia Ann Croy of Vernal. Plesia married Douglas
Bahr in Elko, Nev., in 1979. She worked at a hospital in Spokane, Wash.,
during WWII and later in the Vernal hospital. She was employed by J.C.
Penneys for six years and Sathers for 20 years here in Vernal. She enjoyed
reading, gardening and loved working with the public. She was a member
of the Elks and Eagles Club.
She is survived by her loving husband Douglas Bahr; four children,
David C. Krnach, of San Francisco, Calif., Plesia A. (Stan) Babb, of Salt
Lake City, Saundra L. Allen, of Taylorsville, Bonnie B. Alexander, St.
Paul, Minn.; grandchildren, Stan Babb Jr. of Salt Lake City, Tony Babb
of Salt Lake, Nichole Babb of Salt Lake, Lance Allen of Taylorsville, and
Tonja Bell of Morris, Okla.; and six great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents Samuel Provance and Celia Ann
Croy; two brothers, Clete Provance and Leo Provance.
Amy J. Lube Allen
Our mother, sister, grandmother and best friend, Amy Josephine MacKnight
Lube Allen, passed away Saturday, April 22, in her home in Vernal after
a seven year battle with cancer. She went peacefully in her sleep.
Amy was born in Jensen on Feb. 24, 1919 to Crawford and Flossie Murray
MacKnight and was the oldest of eight children. She spent her early years
at the home of her grandmother, Josie Morris, where she was taught the
ABCs, multiplication tables, and given a love of good literature and music.
Music was Amy's life and she started playing the piano for the LDS
church in Jensen at the age of nine. She taught private lessons for over
20 years and worked for the Uintah School District as an accompanist.
Amy married Jim Lube in 1937, the year she graduated from high school.
In 1938 they moved to Willow Creek and worked at the Thorne Ranch. Ten
years later they moved to Vernal where she lived the rest of her life.
Jim Lube passed away in 1976. Amy married Lawrence Allen in 1988, he passed
away in 1993.
In 1985 she volunteered to play for the Harmony Four at the Golden
Age Center, until they could get someone else to do it. She played in the
band until 1997.
Up until three weeks ago, Amy played for all three masses at the Saint
James Catholic Church and also for the Kingsbury Congregational Church.
Amy never turned anyone down when she was needed to play for funerals,
weddings, or any other events needing a piano player. God must have needed
a good piano player.
Amy had a truly gentle spirit and could always find the good in everyone
who knew her.
Mom is survived by four sons, Jim (JoeAnn); John (Merilee); Joe and
Tom (Valesca); and her best friend, Barbara; three sisters, Jane, Dottie
and Wilda; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great
grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Betty
Ann and Belle; two brothers, Boone and Frank.
Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, April 25, in the Saint James Catholic
Church, 138 North 100 West. Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park,
under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the
committee for the renovation of Josie's cabin. Dinosaur Nature Association,
1291 East Hwy 40, Vernal, Utah 84078.
This is not the end, but the beginning.
See you soon mother, dear.
Blenda Bryant passed away April 21, 2000 from a heart attack in Willcox,
Ariz., with her children at her side. Blenda was born in Kanab on July
17, 1908. Her parents were Willard E. Ford and Myrtle Roundy Ford.
Blenda was preceded in death by two husbands, Phillip McLeroy and Ted
Bryant, and a son, W.C. Thomas.
She is survived by her four children, daughters, June (Robert) Conklin
of Carson City, Nev.; Joyce (William) Kremin of Vernal; Myrtle (Kenneth)
Brunson of Pearce, Ariz.; son, John (Elke) McLeroy of Nashville, Tenn.
She has 22 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.
In later years, Blenda resided both in Vernal and Willcox, to be close
to her daughters.
Funeral services will be Saturday, April 29, at 1 p.m. at the Vernal
Stake Center. There will be a viewing one hour prior to the funeral at
the Vernal Stake Center under the direction of Hullinger Jolley Mortuary.
Interment will be in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery.
Funeral services for Fran D. Peterson, born March 9, 1935 and died April
5, 2000, were held Saturday, April 8, 2000 in the Jensen Ward Chapel with
Bishop H.A. Warren conducting.
Grant Ainge offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude played
by Annette Freston.
Floyd Holfeltz gave the invocation.
Speakers were Kennie R. Edrington and John Smith.
Fran's granddaughters, accompanied by Cindy Ruppe, sang "The Dearest
Names:" Ann Crow, daughter, read a poem, "My Father's Eyes;" Lyle Harlow
sang "These Hands;" and the congregation, accompanied by Annette Freston,
sang "God Be With You 'Til We Meet Again."
Marlin Moon gave the benediction and Stanley Bryce Peterson, dedicated
Pallbearers were Stanley Bryce Peterson, Marv De Peterson, Wilbert
James Woody, Mikell Burch Peterson, Eugene James Woody and Tim C. Crow.
Honorary pallbearers were son-in-laws, Timothy M. Webster, Richard
A. Deegan, and grandsons and great-grandsons.
Interment was in the Jensen Cemetery under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn
Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services offered by the Jensen Ward
Douglas E. Richens
Douglas Elmer Richens, 52, of Salt Lake City, formerly of Randlett,
died April 22, 2000 at the home of his mother in Salt Lake City.
He was born May 20, 1947 in Roosevelt to Frank DeLoy Richens, Sr.,
and Ina Kettle Richens.
He married Kathleen Young and later divorced. Doug was a veteran of
the Vietnam Conflict where he was a helicopter mechanic--he would fly on
the missions and fix what he could while it was in the air. He was good
with small electronics, fixing TVs, VCRs and CB radios and was an auto
mechanic by trade.
He is survived by his mother, Ina Curtis, Salt Lake City; grandmother,
Inez Kettle, of Randlett; sisters, Sandra & Larry McKimmey, Moab; and
Shirley & Terry Bussard, West Jordan; and seven nieces and nephews.
He is also survived by step-brothers and sisters, Lynne (Dennis) Lougy,
Tooele; Kathy Curtis, West Valley City; Robert (Ronivan) Curtis; Midvale;
Janette (John) Featherstone, Salt Lake City; Christopher (Karla) Curtis,
Maine; Mark (Diane) Curtis, Sacramento, Calif.; Lori (Jerry) Van Cott,
South Jordan; David (Julie) Curtis, West Valley City; Opal (Frank) Kraufe,
He was preceded in death by a baby son, Jerry Lynn Richens; brother,
Frank Richens, and two nephews.
Funeral services were held April 25 at the Hullinger Olpin Mortuary.
Burial was in the Roosevelt Memorial Park.
Ed W. Oscarson
Funeral services for Ed Walker "Doc" Oscarson, born Sept. 21, 1936 and
died April 17, 2000, were held Friday, April 21, in the Vernal 9th LDS
Ward with Bishop Arvid Sullivan conducting.
John Oscarson, brother, offered the family prayer with prelude and
postlude music played by Ranae Labrum, neighbor.
Bishop Sullivan offered remarks and David Wolf, son-in-law, gave the
Jan King sang "God Bless the USA;" Blaine Pierce sang "Bring Him Home;"
and Shanece Oscarson and Blaine Pierce sang "A Child's Prayer." All were
accompanied by Laura Hacking.
Speakers were Brian Oscarson, son, Gene Anfinson, friend, and Clell
Bagley, veterinarian friend.
Kristin Reese, granddaughter, gave a tribute to her grandpa.
Kenneth Vowles, son-in-law, gave the benediction and James Reese, son-in-law,
dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Greg Reese, Steve Johnson, Hal Johnson, Ken Johnson,
Neil Oscarson, Dean Johnson, Paul Jeppson and Brandon Jeppson.
Honorary pallbearers were Bert Delambert, Paul McCoy, Leland McNeil,
Virgil Heed, Sterling Cook, Dez Murray, Cody Jenkins, Chuck Powell, Tom
Anderson and Vernal 9th Ward High Priests.
Interment was in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery under the direction of
the Thomson-Blackburn Mortuary.
Richard R. Merkley (Ricky), 55, passed away in his home on April 13,
2000 after a short illness.
He was born on May 30, 1944 in Vernal to Roland Lewis Merkley and Enid
Dean. He spent his childhood years on a ranch in Dry Fork Canyon outside
He graduated from Uintah High School. He married Shana Lee Wardell
on August 10, 1963. They later divorced. He later married Dianne Phillips
on April 5, 1970 in Boise, Idaho. Their marriage was later solemnized in
the Provo, Utah Temple.
He was the proud father of eight children, which included a set of
twin boys and a set twin girls and 14 grandchildren.
He was involved in the retail business and worked in the oil fields.
He was an EMT while living in Roosevelt. He was very talented and was able
to fix or build anything. He was active member of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints, holding a variety of positions including teacher,
Elders quorm president, ward clerk, financial clerk and stake missionary.
Survivors include his mother, Enid Dean Merkley Seiger of Farmington;
wife, Dianne Phillips Merkley; and his children, Brad Merkley (Rebecca)
of Idaho Falls, Idaho; Brett Merkley (Allison) of Layton; Brian Merkley
(Shelly) of Monticello, Minn., Richelle Merkley Stimpson (James) of Spokane,
Wash., Torianne Merkley White (Cody) and Ricanne Merkley Steele (Thomas)
of Idaho Falls.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roland Lewis Merkley.
Services were held at the Idaho Falls Stake Center, April 17.
Burial was in the Ammon Cemetery following the services.
Mary Katherine Brockbank
Mary Katherine Henderson Lundquist Brockbank, 93, passed away April
22, 2000 at her home in Provo, Utah.
She was born in Vernal July 17, 1906 to William S. and May Bartlett
She married Roland Crosby Lundquist June 28, 1927 in the Salt Lake
LDS Temple. He passed away October 14, 1958. She married Robert I. Brockbank
June 8, 1967 in the Logan LDS Temple.
Mary Katherine lived in Vernal, Price, Logan, Richfield, Kanab, Ogden,
Provo and Santa Ana, Calif. She was an active member of the LDS Church
and served in many capacities with several years in the Relief Society
and Young Women's Organizations and as a genealogist. She was also an officer
in the Ladies Literary League and a member of Soroptimist Club. She was
instrumental in developing 4-H Clubs in Kane County Utah and was named
"Outstanding 4-H Club Leader" for 1945. She was elected president of the
Southern District Federation of Women's Clubs. She also owned the Stork
Set Maternity Dress Shop in Ogden.
She was a "World Class" quilter leaving a legacy of hundreds of beautiful
quilts. She was an unselfish friend, willingly serving others throughout
her entire life.
Mary Katherine is survived by children, Leila (Derrel) Judd, Provo;
Robert H. (Kathleen) Lundquist and F. Kent (Karen) Lundquist, Salt Lake
City; stepchildren, Jack (Betty) Brockbank, Phylis Morgan; 12 grandchildren;
35 great-grandchildren; brothers, Charles R. Henderson, Royal B. Henderson,
Vernal; Ernest W. Henderson, Richmond, Calif.; and sister, Florence H.
She is preceded in death by one great-grandchild; husbands; sisters,
Barta H. Drummond, Helen H. Walker; and brother, Sydney.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 26 in the Edgemont 7th
Interment was in the Ogden City Cemetery.
The family thanks Leslie Gibbons, their mother's loving and kind caregiver
in recent months.
Gertrude Barlett Turner, 86, passed away June 10, 2000 in Chico, Calif.
She was born in Vernal on Jan. 22, 1914 to Henry and Clara Louesa Bartlett.
She graduated from high school, and attended Brigham Young University.
She married William Marion Turner on March 10, 1938 in the Salt Lake LDS
Temple. They settled in Jensen where they raised their five children.
The couple moved to Chico in 1995 to live with their daughter.
Gertrude was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and an active
member of the LDS Church where she served faithfully in many positions
for many years. She also served as the postmaster in Jensen for 13 years.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, William; three sons, Bart
(Sharlene) Turner, Whitney, Idaho; Karl (Ann) Turner, San Jose, Calif.;
and Loyal (Geri) Turner, Jensen; and one daughter, Sherry (Everett) Southam,
She is also survived by a sister, Laura Gray, Springville; brother,
Lester (Fern) Bartlett, Tridell; and 27 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Clara Davis, seven sisters,
two brothers, and one grandson.
Funeral services will be Monday, June 19 at 11 a.m. In the Jensen LDS
Friends may call Sunday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Thomson Blackburn
Vernal Mortuary and Monday one hour prior to services at the chapel.
Interment will be in the Jensen Cemetery under the direction of Thomson
Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.
Jayce K. Melton
Our little angel, Jayce Konnor Melton, returned to the loving arms of
his father in heaven on June 5, 2000. He was born June 1, 1999 to Jessica
Tennille Forbis and Shayne Abram Melton in Vernal.
Even though his presence on earth was a mere whisper in time, his beautiful
smile, sparkling eyes, and loving touch will never be forgotten by everyone
who loved him so deeply. We find peace in knowing he will be reunited with
many of our loved ones.
Jayce is survived by his parents, Shayne Melton, Roy, Utah; mother,
Jessica Forbis, Vernal; brothers, Christopher Shayne Melton, Ogden; and
Theron Wolfe Melton, Vernal; grandparents, Kenneth and Jolyn Himes, Kemmerer,
Wyo.; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Melton, Pearland, Texas; Gilbert (Jake) and Connie
Howarth Forbis, Heber City; great-grandparents, Claudette Bernard, Kaysville;
Marjorie and Lynn G. Howarth, Orem; Maureen Forbis, Orem; Carl and Olive
Himes, Englewood, Ohio; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Graveside services were held Friday, June 9, in the Kaysville City
Cemetery with Wayne J. Spafford officiating.
Ben Brough gave the invocation and obituary.
Speakers were Ben Brough and Lynn Howarth.
Lynn Howarth gave the benediction and Ben Brough dedicate the grave.
Pallbearers were Shayne Melton, Koy Forbis, Christopher Melton and
Honorary pallbearers were Ken Himes, Jake Forbis, Tavis Thompson, Theron
Melton and Steven Howarth.
Services were under the direction of Hullinger-Jolley Funeral Home.
Marjorie (Marj) Cloward Akelund, 89, of Vernal, passed away at her home
on June 11, 2000. She was born Jan. 31, 1911 in Rock Creek, Idaho. A daughter
of Albert Oliver and Almira Jane Bradley Cloward. She married Alfonzo "Pete"
Akelund on Feb. 7, 1930 in Leota. Their marriage was later solemnized in
the Salt Lake City LDS Temple on Dec. 18, 1964. Pete died August 7, 1973.
Marj was a homemaker and a member of the LDS Church, she attended Vernal
4th Ward. She was a visiting teacher for 49 years. She taught and was secretary
in Primary from 1973 to 1983. She taught a class in MIA, and was quilt
chairman from 1960 to 1964. She helped take care of flowers with Virginia
Kay for funerals and worked in the library. She enjoyed cooking, gardening,
going on picnics, writing histories and doing crafts and quilts.
Marj was preceded in death by her husband, Alfonzo Akelund; a son,
Willis Dean Akelund; five grandchildren, Michael Cooper, Preston Cooper,
Chad Akelund, Colleen Shiflett and Brent Shiflett; one brother, Bradley
Cloward; two sisters, Blanche Rudy and Viola Burns; and her parents, Albert
and Almira Cloward.
She is survived by her children, Shirley (Norman) Barnett, Palmdale,
Calif.; LaRaine (Joe) Murray, Vernal; Velda Wilkins, Jensen; Tonna (Lewis)
Shiflett, Vernal; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 12 great great-grandchildren;
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 15, at 11 a.m. In the
Vernal 4th Ward LDS Chapel, 235 E. 600 S.
Friends may call Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Thomson Blackburn
Vernal Mortuary and Thursday from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the church.
Interment will be at the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of
Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.
Mark J. Schulthes
Funeral services for Mark Jay Schulthes, born Feb. 18, 1929 and died
June 3, 2000, were held Wednesday, June 7, 2000 in the Thomson-Blackburn
Vernal Mortuary with Lance Dean conducting.
Mark married Minnie Hunting in 1953 and they later divorced. He is
survived by his daughters, Erlene and Jayne.
Rakell McKee played prelude and postlude music.
Myrna Mead gave the invocation.
Kristine Christianson sang "The Dance," and "There Was A Valley."
Shirley Slaugh read a poem.
Speakers were Niel Batty and Frances Bowen.
Ben Mead offered closing remarks and gave the benediction.
Pallbearers were Brandy Marie Richens, Joseph Earl Richens, Nicholas
Jay Richens, Cody Lee George and Danny K. George.
Full military honors were given by the American Legion with taps played
by Shirley Slaugh.
Services were under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.
Death notice: Fredrick Kutzler, 51, of Vernal. Services will be in Glendive
Mont., Wednesday, June 14, 2000.
Memorial services will be at Our Savior Lutheran Church at a later
date under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.