Miscellaneous Uintah County, Utah Obituaries

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Marian Estep

Marian (Sis) Ellis Estep, 53, passed away July 12, 2000 at her home in Vernal. 
She was born June 20, 1947 in Porterville, Calif., a daughter of Wilford L. and Beverly Ann Ward Weiser. She married Kenneth Estep Sr., on July 7, 1996 in Vernal. 
Marian loved to dance and camp. She always had a beautiful yard and flowers. She enjoyed listening to music, old rock and roll, 50s - 60s and country. 
Marian was a care giver to her neighbors and friends helping with their lawns and flowers. She loved her grandchildren. 
She is survived by her husband Kenneth Estep Sr., mother, Bea Weiser; daughters, Mari (Kenneth) Estep, of Vernal; Kari (Kett) Redding, Payonia, Colo.; four grandchildren, Eric Estep, Samantha Estep, Auston Redding and Taylor Redding. 
She is also survived by two brothers, Bud Weiser, Dinosaur, Colo., John Weiser; one sister, Debi Wilson and a nephew, Michael Wilson, all of Salt Lake City. 
Memorial services will be held Thursday, July 20 at 11 a.m. in the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the services. 
Interment will be in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

Victor B. Bascom

Victor Boyd Bascom, 71, passed away July 15, 2000 at his home in Jensen. He was born April 14, 1929 in Vernal, a son of Victor and Gladys Holmes Bascom. He married Elaine Murray on May 2, 1949 in Salt Lake City. Their marriage was later sealed Sept. 17, 1965 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Boyd worked in the oil fields as a roughneck, tool pusher and driller. He was a member of the LDS Church and served in many positions, High Priest group leader, Elders Quorum president, Sunday School supervisor and later worked with his wife in the Vernal Temple. 
In his younger years he could shear over 200 head of sheep a day. He enjoyed drawing and liked to fish and work with wood and rock. He had a special love for his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
He is survived by wife; children, Kenny (Beth) Bascom, Dennis (Carma) Bascom, Brent (Mary) Bascom, Lynda (Charles) Hagman, Cathy (Bob) Vanderbusse, Mark Bascom, 28 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by parents; brother, Keith; sister, Colleen Cross Canto; two grandsons, Lance Bascom and Brandon Richardson. 
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 18 in the Jensen LDS Ward Chapel. 
Interment was in the Jensen Cemetery under the direction of Thomson Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 

Alice K. Feltch

Alice K. Feltch, 80, passed away July 5, 2000 at her home in Salt Lake City. 
Alice was born March 26, 1920 in Vernal to Fred A. and Katherine Leahy Feltch. She worked for the Atomic Energy Commission and the U.S. Weather Bureau. She was a member of the Methodist Church. 
Alice is survived by two brothers, Fred Feltch and Pierce Feltch. 
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Fran Feltch and Clark Feltch. 
Graveside services were held Friday, July 7 at 3 p.m. at the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 South Highland Drive, Garden of the Lilies Mausoleum. 

Delores W. Stephenson

Funeral services for Delores Wardle Stephenson, born March 5, 1914 and died July 9, 2000, were held Saturday, July 15 in the Vernal 9th Ward Chapel with Bishop Arvid Sullivan conducting. 
Larry Burke offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Clifford Wardle. 
Jamie Burke gave the invocation. 
Bishop Sullivan, Donnell Wardel and LaNeita Young offered remarks.
The Green family, accompanied by Janice Kapp Perry, sang "Surround Yourself With Joy;" and the congregation sang "How Great Thou Art."
Tributes were offered by Shelly Sleve and Corbin Young.
David Green gave the benediction and Darius Burke dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Kevin Burke, Michael Burke, Jamie Burke, Todd Burke, Kary Burke, Daniel Burke, David Green, Douglas Green, Drake Green, Del Green, Daren Green, Jeffrey Young, Corbin Young, Brent Young, Stephen Young and Morgan Snow. 
Interment was in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services offered by the Vernal 9th Ward Relief Society.

Florence M. Nielsen

Florence Merrell Nielsen, 87 of Safford, Ariz., died July 11, 2000 at the home of her daughter, VeNeice Williams. 
She was born Sept. 14, 1912 in Vernal, the daughter of William Porter and Mary Lybbert Merrell. She married Lester D. Nielsen on May 26, 1930 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He died in 1985. They had 13 children. She raised her family in the following cities: Vernal; Moses Lake, Wash; Mesa, Ariz., Ajo, Ariz.; and Fairview. 
She began working as a nurse's aid at the Vernal Hospital in 1954 and worked at several hospitals throughout her life. She graduated from the Mesa Community College Program of Nursing at the age of 57. After which she was employed by Phelps Dodge Corporation at the New Cornelia Hospital in Ajo. She retired from Phelps Dodge in 1974. 
After retirement, she adopted and reared three more children. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many organizational capacities and served as a missionary in the Albuquerque, N.M. Mission at the age of 79. 
Her special interests were making pioneer-style quilts, crocheting afghans, food storage and reading. 
She is survived by five daughters, six sons and a daughter-in-law, Eloise (Harold) Larsen, Orem; VeNeice (Glyn) Williams, Safford, Ariz.; Lorraine (Ray) Cunningham, Irrigon, Ore.; Geneva (James) Smith, Tacoma, Wash.; Brenda Joyce (Matthew) Morris, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Steven (Sharon) Nielsen and Craig (Wendy) Nielsen, Mesa; David (Ruth) Nielsen, St. Johns, Ariz.; George (Julie) Nielsen, Murray; Fernando (Melissa) Nielsen, Temple, Texas; Jesse Nielsen, Logan; and daughter-in-law, Sherry Nielsen, Orem; 45 grandchildren; and 66 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by one sister, Winona Wonnacott, St. George; a very special cousin who was raised as a sister, Lillian Olsen, Salt Lake City; and two brothers, LaVoir (Voneil) Merrell, Provo; J. Sterling Merrell, Lehi; and a sister-in-law, Wilma Merrell, Salt Lake City. 
She was preceded in death by an adult son, John Merrell Nielsen; and infant children, JeNeice, Kerry, Paula and Stuart Francis; as well as the following brothers and sisters, Porter, William, Victor, Bernard, Arthur, Irene, Lucile and Elva. 
Funeral services will be held in Vernal at the Naples Ward Chapel on Saturday, July 22 at 11 a.m. Friends may call on Friday from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Hullinger-Jolley Funeral Home and on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. prior to the services at the chapel.
Interment will be in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of the Hullinger-Jolley Funeral Home.

Ashley Louise Horrocks

Funeral services for Ashley Louise Horrocks, born July 10, 1991 and died July 9, 2000 were held Wednesday at the Davis Stake Center with Bishop Curt Case conducting. 
Duane Cook gave the invocation with prelude and postlude music played by Sherry Hatch.
Speakers were Darwin Erickson, Mark Hatch and Carrie Murray with remarks offered by Bishop Case.
Children of family and friends, accompanied by David Michael Karren, sang "I Am A Child Of God;" Vickie Augustus sang "I Love To See The Temple;" and the congregation, accompanied by David Michael Karren, sang "Families Can Be Together Forever."
Rick Pincock gave the benediction. 
Pallbearers were Tren Horrocks, Steve Neal, Glen Murray, David Haslem, Sheldon Horrocks and Chancy Horrocks. 
Honorary pallbearers were Ashley's sisters, Allie Horrocks, Jill Horrocks, Kelsey Horrocks and Alissa Haslem along with David Lane Haslem and Jonithen Karren.
Compassionate services were offered by Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 
Services were also held Thursday, July 13 in the Spencer Fifth Ward Chapel in Magna with Bishop Rick Bohne conducting.
Vern Pincock offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Gina Fonua. 
Brett Pincock gave the invocation and Clark Healey offered the eulogy. 
Speakers were Lennie Pincock and Charlotte Bezzant with remarks offered by Bishop Bohne. 
The Spencer 5th Ward primary children and cousins sang "I Am A Child Of God;" Audry Hull, accompanied by Lisa Hull, sang "I Love To See The Temple;" and the congregation sang "Families Can Be Together Forever."
Tom Hunt gave the benediction and Rick Pincock dedicated the grave. 
Pallbearers were Tren Horrocks, Tom Hunt, Danny Hunt, Glen Peterson, Rick Pincock, John Hunt, Glade Barney and Larry Pincock. 
Honorary pallbearers were David Haslem, Spencer 5th Ward deacons, J.J. Pincock, Tyler Pincock, Clark Healey, Scott Hancock, Arlin Wainner and Craig Finch. 
Interment was in the Valley View Cemetery under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services offered by the Spencer 5th Ward Relief Society. 

Veldon Eaton

Veldon Eaton, 67, passed away July 18, 2001. He was born Oct. 3, 1933 in Vernal, a son of Marcus Elfonzo and Nellie Fisher Eaton. He married his sweetheart, Anneliese Becker on Oct. 23, 1956 in Heidelberg, Germany. Veldon was owner and operator of his own truck. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and loved being with his family. Veldon served in the U.S. Army in Germany. 
He is survived by his wife, Anneliese B. Eaton; children, Robert V. Eaton; Monika (Lynn) Chandler; Andrea (Mitch) Beacham; grandchildren, Kelly Beacham, Janette Beacham, Keira Chandler, Jared Chandler, and Kirisa Chandler; sister, Norma (Bart) Baker, all of Vernal; three sisters-in-laws, Hannelore Brauer; Getrud (Rudy) Seeliger, Brigitte (Helmut) Rosenberger, all of Germany; many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. 
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 21 at 11 a.m. in the Glines 1st Ward Chapel. 
Burial was in the Vernal Memorial Park with military honors provided by the American Legion under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

William Hokanson

William "Brad" Hokanson passed away unexpectedly on July 15, 2001 in Salt Lake City. He was born to William E. and Betty Jo Hokanson on April 21, 1953 in Newcastle, Wyo. 
In accordance with his wishes, Brad's remains were cremated and a wake held to celebrate his life. A remarkable number of family members, friends and neighbors came together to honor this sweet, gentle man. 
Brad enjoyed the outdoors. He loved to go camping and fishing and target shooting with his son. He inherited a love of gardening from his father and passed it along to his daughter. Brad was a fearless traveler and loved the theater. Mostly, he loved being a husband and a father. 
Brad will be missed by his wife, Linda; daughter, Chelsea; son, Kenton, of Vernal; brother, Bruce (Diane); sister, Brenda (Dan) of Newcastle; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws. 
There will be another wake held in Newcastle in August. 
 

Nathan Jones

Nathan Jones, 85, passed away July 18, 2001 peacefully at his home in Vernal surrounded by his loving family. 
He was born Sept. 15, 1915 in Tabiona, a son of John Henry and Clemintine Coe Jones. He married his sweetheart, LaVelle Freda Jorgensen on Nov. 3, 1937 in Granger. The marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple on July 19, 1938. 
Nathan was a farmer, builder and construction worker, working as a Maintenance Superintendent for Chevron/American Gilsonite Company. Nathan held many leadership positions including Bishopric and High Counciler for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and also served four missions. He was active in many civic organizations, where he served as Lions Club President. Nathan enjoyed basket weaving, rug weaving and woodcarving - skills he learned from the Aleutian Natives in Kodiak, Alaska. 
He is survived by his wife, LaVelle; children, Richard (Wanda) Jones, Roosevelt; Sherry Lee (Owen) Caldwell, Vernal; Christine Jeanne (Lee) Stewart, Pocatello, Idaho; sister, Doris (Scott) Nye, West Valley City; Melba (Jay) Wright, Murray; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his five brothers, LeRoy, Earl, Don, Wayne, Leo; and three sisters, Sylvia, Margaret and Edna. 
Funeral services were held Monday, July 23 in the Maeser 4th Ward Chapel. Burial will be in the Rockpoint Cemetery, under the direction of Thomson Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 
Special thanks to Sandra Stewart, granddaughter and care giver for the last four years. 

Terry Pitt

Terry Pitt, 63, of Green River, Wyo., died at his home Monday, July 16, 2001. A resident of Wyoming for the past 30 years and a former resident of Vernal, Mr. Pitt died following a sudden illness. 
He was born on Feb. 3, 1938 in Vernal, a son of Dez and Catherine Stringham Pitt. Terry attended schools in Vernal and Rangely, Colo. He married Naomi Oaks in 1958 and later divorced. He then married Lorna Clark in 1961 and later divorced. He married Brenda McMillan on April 28, 1989 in Craig, Colo. 
Terry served in the United States Army. He was co-owner of Pitt Construction. 
Terry loved his family. He loved and enjoyed it to the fullest. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. 
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Pitt, Green River, Colo.; mother, Catherine Hatch, Vernal; three sons, Kary Pitt; Randy (Heather) Pitt; David (Brandy) Pitt, all of Rock Springs, Wyo.; two daughters, Debbie (Elvis) Prescott, Neola; and Taralynn, Woodland, Wash.; step-daughter, Karla Ruggiero, Seattle, Wash.; sister, Joyce (Claud) Sims, Rock Springs, Wyo.; nine grandchildren; and two nieces. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Dez Pitt.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 19, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints White Mountain Chapel, Rock Springs, Wyo. 
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park with military honors provided by the American Legion under the direction of Vase Funeral Home and Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 

Jerry B. Harrison

Jerry Bleazard Harrison, 27, passed away July 21, 2001 at his home in Lapoint
He was born Feb. 3, 1974, in Lapoint, to Hayden Clement (Bud) and Marlene Bleazard Harrison. Jerry was raised in Lapoint and attended schools in both Lapoint and Vernal.
He had Ataxia-Telangiectasia, which is a rare genetic disease that affects the central nervous system, causing loss of motor skills and coordination as well as compromising the immune system. He was unable to walk since the age of 6, when he got his first of many wheelchairs.
He loved his home in Lapoint where he lived his entire life. He enjoyed giving his young nephews wheelchair rides. He enjoyed all kinds of electronic gadgets, CB radios, telephones, VCR's, movies, soap operas, tools, televisions, and anything that could be connected to a 12-volt battery. He liked to work on old cars, trucks and tractors. Jerry enjoyed going to family reunions and birthday parties. He always liked to listen to music and to sing along with it. He collected hats. He recycled aluminum cans. He liked animals, kept his bird feeder full, enjoyed pet ducks and loved having dogs and puppies around. He enjoyed going on cattle drives, deer hunting and just going for drives to Roosevelt and Vernal and on many of the back-roads around the area. 
Jerry liked to be involved in whatever was happening at home. Due to his condition, he was unable to read, but enjoyed listening to books on tape or having them read to him. Due to his diminished motor skills and immune capacity over the last few years, Jerry had aides to assist him, and in many cases these care providers became his best friends.
Despite his physical condition, his mind had no flaws. He had an excellent memory, and could tell you where anything was around the house or the farm.
Even though he had many obstacles in life, Jerry remained positive and good-natured. He liked to talk and tell jokes. Jerry loved people.
He was adored by all who knew him, especially by his mother and six older brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his mother, Marlene B. Harrison, Lapoint; siblings, Pete (Christina) Harrison, Rachel (Joseph) Bryson, both of Lapoint; Mark Coyle, Lewisville, Texas; Lorraine (George) Pritner, Lexington, Okla.; John (Sharlene) Coyle, Farmington; Frank (Mary) Coyle, Jensen.
He is preceded in death by his father, Hayden (Bud) Harrison, and a special uncle, E. Dale Harrison.
Jerry will be greatly missed by everyone that knew and loved him.
Funeral held at the Lapoint Ward Chapel on Wednesday, July 25, at 11:00 a.m.. 
Burial in the Lapoint Cemetery under the direction of the Hullinger Mortuary. 

Ellis James LeFevre

Ellis James LeFevre, 56, passed away July 10, 2001 at Ashley Valley Medical Center due to complications from a life-long illness. He was born May 28, 1945 in Panguitch, a son of Ellis J. and Mary Syrett LeFevre. He married Susan Weaver on March 31, 1996 in Vernal. Jim worked for Deseret Industries as a dock worker. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved reading, fishing, music, genealogy, people and little kids. He had a great sense of humor. 
He is survived by his wife, Susan, of Vernal; children, Christopher (Heather) Weaver, Fort Rucker, Ala.; Angela Weaver, Vernal; Nicholas (Ruth) Weaver, Kuna, Idaho; Spencer (Amy) Weaver, Vernal; Priscilla Weaver, Vernal; six grandchildren; mother, Janet LeFevre, Vernal; brothers and sisters, Jerry (Kathy) LeFevre, Mountain Home, Idaho; Jed (Anna) LeFevre, Vernal; Sharrie (Randy) Nelson, Thatcher; Willis (Denece) LeFevre, Vernal; Melanie (David) Davenport, Rexburg, Idaho; Evan (Karen) LeFevre, Hyrum; grandmother, Jean Syrett, Tropic.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother; and special companion/care giver, Ella Graham. 
Funeral services were held July 14 in the Vernal 1st Ward Chapel with Bishop Rulon Ewell conducting. 
Willis LeFevre, brother, offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Virginia Ewell.
Evan LeFevre, brother, gave the invocation and the obituary was read by Melanie Davenport, sister. 
Speakers were Jed LeFevre, brother, and Gordon Kitchen. 
Sharrie Nelson and Jed LeFevre sang "Nearer My God To Thee;" and Malia Poai and Kathleen Poai, accompanied by Christie Banks, sang a medley of hymns.
Bishop Ewell offered closing remarks, Dan Olsen gave the benediction and Jerrie LeFevre, brother, dedicated the grave. 
Pallbearers were Jerrie LeFevre, Evan LeFevre, Nicholas Weaver, Jed LeFevre, Randy Nelson, Willis LeFevre, David Davenport and Spencer Weaver. 
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 

William Norris

"Little Billy" William Leon Norris age 42, passed away August 10, 2002 at his home in Vernal. He was born August 18, 1959 in Albuquerque, N.M. the son of Grady Lorenzo and Rosalie Cleo Merchant Norris. 
Billy was a member of the Fellowship Bible Church in Vernal. He worked in the oil fields and lumber yard. Billy loved raising and racing horses, fishing, and camping.
He is survived by his children, William Frank, Summer Rose, Sunny John, Sage Norris and Amy Hewitt; mother, Rosalie Corsi of Mayer, Ariz.; companion, Carla Peters; sisters, Carol (Jessie) Abercrombie of Phoenix, Ariz.; nephew, Donny Robinson of Vernal; three grandchildren, Heaven, Skye and Gabriel Hewitt; step children, Mikey Allen, Samuel Kellen Oaks, Christina Peters; ex-wife, Pansy Tryon of Roosevelt and many loving friends.

Clara Beal

Clara Val Larie Preece Beal, 73, of Provo, died on July 19, 2002. She was born Sept. 26, 1928 in Vernal, a daughter of John Ronald Preece and Clara Noel Preece. She married Steven Olen Beal on June 9, 1952 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. 
Val graduated from BYU and began teaching high school in Duchesne and then taught elementary school in Logan. Val moved to California in 1958, where she taught for 31 years in the Atwater Elementary School District, teaching several years at the elementary level but primarily teaching at the junior high school. She was an avid reader and shared her love of reading with all she came in contact with. Traveling was another love of Val's and she visited many countries over the years. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in many callings during her life, her favorite as a youth leader in the Young Women's Program.
Survivors include her four children; Vicki (Rick) Beckham of Merced, Calif, Vaun (Ann) Beal of Dublin, Calif., Robin (Ron) McCombs of Puyallup, Wash., and Evan Beal of Midway. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two brothers, and two sisters: Leland Preece of Nibley, Barbara Barrus of Provo, Adoree Bingham of Walla Walla, Wash., Stuart Preece of Layton. 
Funeral services will be held August 19 at 10 a.m. in the Pleasant View 3rd Ward Chapel, 650 Stadium Ave. in Provo. Interment will take place in the American Fork City cemetery. Services under the direction of Sundberg-Olpin Funeral Home of Orem. Donations in memory of Val can be made to the LDS Perpetual Education Fund in care of Bishop Spencer Magelby, 2025 North Stadium Lane, Provo UT 84602.

George Rolland Bascom

George Rolland Bascom, 81, passed away August 8, 2002 in a Salt Lake hospital following complications from surgery. He was born March 16, 1921 in Manila, to Rolland Almon and Matilda Nelsom Bascom. He grew up in Maeser.
He graduated from Uintah High School in 1939. He left with the Utah National Guard at the beginning of World War II. He served in the European Theater. He took basic training in California, where he met his future wife, Lenora Jenkins. They were married in Medford, Ore. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. Lenora preceded him in death in 1998.
George retired as a secondary educator after 36 years from the Grossmont Union High School District in San Diego. He was awarded teacher of the year in 1981.

Stephen Keith Moore

Stephen (Steve) Keith Moore died on August 6, 2002. He was born in Boise, ID, September 11, 1952 and lived there till the age of 11 when his family moved to Idaho Falls. He graduated from Bonneville High Shool in 1970. He married Barbara Louise Jensen on August 31, 1974 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He started his career in the grocery business in high school and continued in that business the rest of his life. He felt it was an honor to work for his friends Jim and Debbie Davis, managing the Davis Jubilee store for them. It is their generosity that has allowed him to help so many in our community. He enjoyed raising and racing quarter horses and was always grateful for the help and friendship offered by George and Judy Weldon and their family. Because of their help and kindness Steve ad Barb's dream of racing horses became a reality. Steve appreciated those that worked for him. He always said without his key employees running the store would be impossible. Steve was always there to listen, and offer support. He loved the mountains and the outdoors. Steve's love, generosity and sense of humor will be missed by us all.
Steve is survived by his wife, Barbara Louise (Jensen) Moore; son, Christopher Lee Moore; daughter-in-law, Robin Moore; granddaughter, Jessica Lyn Montez; sons, Kurt David Moore, Clinton Don Moore; parents, Keith and Nadine Bradshaw Moore; brothers, Vaughn (Carolyn), Brend (Debbie) Moore; sisters, Gwunn (Dennis) Miller, Cheryl (Bruce) Stevenson, Marla (Mike) Biddulph; mother-in-law, Sharee Jensen; brothers-in-law, Paul (Darla) Jensen, Brenda (Hyrum) Miranda, Alice (Blake) Maisey, Laurel (Travis) Hall, Dan (Dora) Jensen; many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. He was preceded in death by his son, Scott Damian Moore; father-in-law, Donald Eugene Jensen; grandparents, David and Stella Thomas Bradshaw, William and LaVon Lyons Moore.
Funeral services were held August 10 at the Vernal 4th Ward Chapel with Bishop Ray Martinsen conducting.

Kenneth Harmon Sowards

Funeral services for Kenneth Harmon Sowards, born Nov. 2, 1921 and died July 23, 2002, were held July 27 in the Glines 3rd Ward Chapel with Bishop Craig Monsen conducting.
Jim Sowards, son, offered the family prayer. Mary Schaefermeyer, cousin, provided the prelude and postlude music. The invocation was offered by Harmon Cannon, nephew. Michael Kenneth McFarland, grandson, spoke followed by Jim and Mattie Rose Sowards, granddaughter, and Lexi Smith, great-granddaughter, performing the musical number "You Are My Sunshine." Susan Sowards McFarland, daughter, spoke. The musical number "How Great Thou Art," was performed by the Sowards Ensemble accompanied by Mary Schaefermeyer. Shannon Karren, business partner and friend, spoke followed by Lyle Harlow performing the musical number "The Fairy Tale Waltz." Bishop Monsen gave the closing remarks. Jay Abplanap, business partner and friend, offered the benediction. Scott Sowards, nephew, dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Lamar Hawkins, Greg Hawkins, L.Y. Siddoway, Carlos Soffe, Ira Gagon, John Millecam, Scott Meier and Diego Velasquez. Honorary pallbearers were the late Bart Smith, Dinah Mites and Dayl Webb.


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