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Jack Lee Voyles

Jack Lee Voyles, 74, crossed the finish line in his last race on August 31, 2001. He was born May 18, 1927 in Cement, Okla., a son of William Jesse and Jane Smith Voyles. He married Marie Merkley on May 30, 1952 in Chalalis, Wash. 
Jack worked in the oil fields and owned Voyles Automatic Transmission Service. He served in World War II. He loved racing on the old dirt tracks, camping, hunting on Taylor Mountain and spending time with family and friends. He was active in the B.P.O. Elks for 25 years, holding many offices including Exalted Ruler four times and District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler. 
He is survived by his wife, Marie; daughter, Vicki Voyles; son, David (Glenda) Voyles; grandchildren, Jacque (DeJay) Smuin, Lee (Rory) Cookman, Angela Cookman; brother, Don (Shirley) Voyles; many nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his great-grandson, Blake Lee Smuin. 
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001 in the Maeser Stake Center with Bishop Richard Jolley conducting. 
Warren Merkley offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Cathy Feltch. 
Frank Andreasen gave the invocation. 
Speakers were Don Johnson and Ted Taylor. 
Annette Hatch, accompanied by Laura Hacking, sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace."
Bill Meadgen gave the benediction and Lyle Taylor dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Lowell Gray, Carl Cobbs, Dick Lyons, B.J. Riddle, Floyd Bowden and Rich Lyons. 
Interment was in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services at the Vernal Elks Lodge offered by the Maeser 1st Ward Relief Society.

Violet Keever

Funeral services for Violet Richardson Keever, born June 16, 1922 and died August 23, 2001, were held Wednesday, August 29, 2001 in the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with Hugh Oldaker conducting. 
Akaisha Oldaker played prelude and postlude music. 
Cloyd Hatch gave the invocation with remarks and obituary offered by Cleo Oldaker. 
Speaker was Charles Ray Richens. 
Ron Walker sang "Go Rest High On That Mountain."
Carleen Banks read a poem.
Hugh Oldaker dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Bennior Hatch, Leon Richens, Sherman Richens, Ray Smith, Steven Richens and Scott Keever. 
Honorary pallbearers were John Keever Jr., Rodney Richens, Clifford Hatch, Tommy Richens, Calvin Richens, Robert Keever, Howard Buck, Michael Richens, Jack Richens, Michael Keever, Ren Oldaker, George Richens, Dwane Richens and John Wakefield. 
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of the Vernal Memorial Park. 

Scott E. Leech

Scott Edwin Leech, 58, born Nov. 3, 1942, died on Sept. 1, 2001, at his home in Salt Lake City, after a valiant battle with cancer. Scott was a special son, father, grandfather and uncle. He married Penny Daggett in 1966, they later divorced. 
Born in Denver, Scott moved to Rangely, Colo. and lived there for most of his life. Scott is a Rangely High School graduate. He also lived in Vernal; Craig, Colo., Sandy and Salt Lake City. 
Scott served in the United States Army from 1962 ­ 1965. He loved his country and was honored to serve in Vietnam. After returning from the service, he worked for Leech Earth Boring in Rangely and in Sandy for his dad, Rodney E. Leech. Scott's professions were carpentry and machinist. For many years, Scott worked at Central Welding in Rangely and for the past 13 years at Star Brass Foundry in Salt Lake City. He loved working with his hands and spent many hours creating beautiful pieces of woodwork. He enjoyed watching the Blue Angels wherever they performed.
Dad, we love you and we will miss you very much. We take comfort in knowing you are in Heaven, living amongst angels. 
Scott is survived by his mother, Lela Leech, and sister, Carolyn Mascarenas, both of Palisades, Colorado; a son, Kirby Leech of Huntingdon, England; daughters, Shawna (Chuck) Weaver and Sheree (Josh) Reynolds, both of Vernal, Utah. Scott adored his grandchildren, Natasha, Zachary, Kevyn, Morgyn, Matthew, Clay, Edel, Jordan and James. Scott also has several nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his father, Rodney Edwin Leech, and brother-in-law, Frank Mascarenas. 
Memorial services will be held on Friday, Sept. 7, at 11 a.m. in the Palisade City Park in Palisade, Colo.; and at Ashley Valley Christian Fellowship in Vernal on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m., followed by a barbecue at the Vernal City Park.

Jean Mercer

Jean Mercer, born Oct. 13, 1926 and died August 22, 2001, were held Monday, August 27, 2001 in the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with Pastor Stan Arias conducting. 
Karen Arias played prelude and postlude music. 
Pastor Ginger Pierce gave the invocation with remarks and obituary read by Coleman Ayres. 
Speakers were Gerald Ashcraft and Pastor Arias. 
Kandace Arias, accompanied by Karen Arias, sang "Oh, I Want to See Him;" and Kandace Arias, Stan Arias, accompanied by Karen Arias, sang "Amazing Grace;" and "On The Wings of a Dove."
Pastor Steve Pierce offered a dedicatory prayer.
Pallbearers were Kelly Carter, Kevin Carter, Mike Carter, Michael Mosbey, Pete Delight and Frank Ruiz. 
Honorary pallbearers were Kayl Carter, Jerry Blossom, Kyle Hagel, Bob Botkin, Kody Hagel and Gerald Ashcraft. 
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 

David W. Allred

David William Allred, 83, left this mortal life August 30, 2001. He died of a massive heart attack. He was born Jan. 2, 1918 a son of David William and Sarah Elizabeth Burns Allred. He married Ione Steel. She died June 11, 1951. He married Betty Sim on Oct. 27, 1955.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Dave retired after many years of hard work in the oil fields of the western United States, Alaska and Iran. Upon retiring he and his wife, Betty, purchased five acres in Maroma, Ariz., near Tucson, where they enjoyed horses and gardening. Dave loved to ride the quiet trails of the Saguaro National Monument. He eventually volunteered as a ranger and was featured in a National Geographic television program. 
Another of his enjoyable past-times was writing poetry, both humorous and serious, about his life and feelings. 

"Pain-free days are gone forever. 
I'll be no stranger to misery. 
God have mercy on such as I. 
Whatever will be will be.
Pains get worse as years drag on. 
Vision worsens, it's hard to see. 
Still, I cling to life for all it's worth, 
Life is still precious to me. 
I'm asking the good Lord in Heaven, 
Take it easy on old folks like me. 
His answer came back loud and clear, 
Whatever will be will be."
- David Allred, Feb. 10, 2001.
David is survived by his wife, Betty; children, DaVone (Bill) Allen; Anice (Dick) McCulloch; David William Allred; step-children, Wilma Miller and Byron Herron; sister, Carma Dean; 15 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ione; two sons, Douglas Allred and Rex Charles Allred; and step-son, Stanley Rhoades. 
Graveside services will be Monday, Sept. 10, 2001 at 11 a.m. in the Vernal Memorial Park. 
Friends may meet at the cemetery. 
Services are under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 
His sudden passing has been deeply felt by all who knew and loved him. He will be missed for a long time.

Aislyn Johnson

Funeral services for Aislyn Sharee Johnson, infant daughter of Jennifer Crabtree and Quentin Johnson, born July 16, 2001 and died August 27, 2001, were held Thursday, August 30, 2001 in the St. James Catholic Church with Father Jan Benardz officiating.
Speaker was Sharon Bills.
Recordings of "Angels In Waiting" by Tammy Cochran, "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton, and "Winnie The Pooh" were played. 
Services were given by Father Bednardz and Barbara Smith. 
Pallbearers were Richard Crabtree and Brian Crabtree. 
Honorary pallbearers were Grandpa Terry and Papa Omeo. 
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Spafford Funeral Home.

Alvin Charles Kay

Alvin "Av" Charles Kay, 90, passed away at his home in Vernal on August 30, 2001. He was born May 23, 1911 in Mona, a son of John Thomas and Mary Bascom Kay. He married his sweetheart Virginia Cooper on Feb. 6, 1933 in Heber City. Alvin was a charter member of the Vernal Elks Lodge, Vernal Rotary Club and Vernal Chamber of Commerce where he received Total Citizen Award in 1993 in the State of Utah. He was also a member of the Dinah Mites, and member and president of Vernal Junior Chamber of Commerce (JCs) for 20 years. He served four years as Vernal City Councilman, 12 years as Vernal City Mayor and on the Board of Directors of Zions Bank in Uintah Basin, and he also served in many other civic organizations.
Av was self-proclaimed mayor of Diamond Mountain. He was a goose hunter supreme, Vernal fireman for 40 years and served as fire chief. He spent many years gathering funds and helping build the Vernal Hospital that was built in 1947. Av was founder and owner of Western Petroleum, Inc., and helped form Vernal Rod and Gun Club.
Alvin spent many years playing Santa Claus. Av loved to sing and whistle. The greatest love of Av and Virginia was family, Diamond Mountain, rafting on the Green River with Hatch Expeditions and Diamond Mountain Cabin "Little Bit of Heaven."
Av is survived by his six children, Lawrence "Lanny" (Joy) Kay; Charleen Kay Self; R.J. "Butch" (Billie) Kay; Myrna Ann (Carl) Cobbs; Kenneth (Martha) Kay; JerriLynn (Steven Edward) Callantine; foster child, Cherie Bascom; 21 grandchildren; two foster grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many very personal friends. "The best father to each of us and our friend." 
Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 1 in the Vernal 2 and 4th Ward Chapel with Bishop Ray Martinsen conducting. 
Lawrence Kay (son) offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Eleanor Marshall. 
Bishop Martinsen offered remarks and obituary. 
David Lyle Kay (grandson) gave the invocation. 
Annette Hatch, accompanied by Laura Hacking, sang "Silver Haired Daddy" and "How Great Thou Art;" Lyle Harlow sang a selected medley of songs loved by Av; and Daun DeJournette, accompanied by Laura Hacking, sang "These Hands."
Speakers were Keith B. Caldwell and Gene Ray Hall. 
Nelson Marshall, home teacher, gave the benediction and Dr. Paul Alvin Kay, grandson, dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were grandsons, John Kay, Bruce Kay, Casey Kay, Jim Shirley, Greg Cobbs and Troy Callantine. 
Honorary pallbearers were all of Av's grandsons and close personal friends, Elk Lodge members, George Miller, Duff Swain, Tom Anderson, Fat Gardiner and Duncan King. 
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services offered by the Vernal 4th Ward Relief Society.

Peggy Jo Lugenbeel

Peggy Jo Lugenbeel, 54, of Vernal, passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 31, 2001 in Salt Lake City after a severe illness.
She was born Nov. 6, 1946 in Rifle, Colo., to Basil Lugenbeel and Betty Kay Purkey. Peggy had a gypsy spirit acquired at an early age due to the many moves her parents made. She eventually landed in Bountiful where she graduated from Bountiful High School in 1965. 
Her desire to help others led her into the medical field where she became an X-ray technician and eventually a radiation therapist. She worked at the University of Utah Hospital 18 years. Her gypsy spirit took over again and she bacame a locum and travelled the country as a radiation therapist in such "exotic" locations as Santa Fe, N.M., Durango, Colo., Secaucus, N.J., and Sweethome, Ore.
Peggy Jo enjoyed cooking, crocheting, travel and most of all loved spending time with family and friends. We will miss her dearly but she is everyone's angel now.
Peggy is survived by her mother, Betty (Bill) Mitchell, Altonah; father, Basil Lugenbeel, Duchesne; siblings, John (Marse) Lugenbeel, West Jordan; LaVeta (Larry) Pennock, Rock Springs; Lee (Susan) Mitchell, Springville; Tom Mitchell, Moab; Sandy Mitchell, St. George; Sherry (Ray) Hutchings, Sandy. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by grandparents, Perry & Margot Mitchell, John and Josephine Purkey and Mike & Helen Lugenbeel.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 6, 11 a.m. at the Duchesne Baptist Church, 592 E. 400 S., where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Cremation to follow with interment at a later date in the Strawberry Cemetery. 
Services are under the direction of Hullinger Mortuary, Roosevelt.

Victor Muse

Funeral service for Victor Muse, born May 20, 1961 and died August 22, 2001, were held Tuesday, August 28, 2001 in the Vernal 9th Ward Chapel with Bishop Arvid Sullivan conducting. 
Alan Johnson offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Daun DeJournette. 
LaDee Christensen gave the invocation and Della Muse offered remarks.
Speakers were Shayne Rich, Pamela Mecham, Tena Dall and Mitzi Dugan. 
Musical numbers included "Love Without End, Amen," dedicated to "my dad" from Juston; Nikki Ouch sang "Please Remember;" Mitzi Dugan sang "There You'll Be;" Kelly Rich sang "Brotherly Love;" and LaDee Christensen, accompanied by Daun DeJournette sang "Wind Beneath My Wings."
Bishop Sullivan gave the benediction and dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Juston Christensen, Kris Wagner, Alan Johnson, Brian Dugan, Keith D'anza, Richard Mecham, Heath Muse, Karl Neilson and Andy Muse. 
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. 

Gordon Richards

Funeral services for Gordon Andrew "Laddie" Richards, born Nov. 26, 1930 and died August 25, 2001, were held Tuesday, August 28, 2001 in the Maeser 1st Ward Chapel with Bishop Mike Reynolds conducting.
Evert Merkley offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Daun Dejournette. 
Jack Sheffer gave the invocation and Raema Gardiner offered a tribute.
Speaker was Don Clement. 
Daun DeJournette sang "These Hands;" Blaine Pierce, accompanied by Laura Hacking, sang "The Test."
Mitch Clark gave the benediction and Shirley Richards dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Rusty Richards, Delroy Gardiner, Chris Gardiner, Jesse Nash, Dwayne Gardiner and Kyle Gardiner. 
Interment was in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services offered by the Maeser 1st Ward Relief Society. 

Katherine Betts

Funeral services for Katherine Louella Batt Betts, born Feb. 17, 1923 and died August 21, 2001, were held Friday, August 31 in the Spafford Funeral Home with Bishop Tony Deets officiating. 
Laura Hacking played prelude and postlude music. 
David Carrick, nephew, gave the invocation and Melinda Barlow, daughter in-law, gave the eulogy.
Speakers were Julie Mann, granddaughter, Scott H. Barlow, grandson and DeLeon Slade, family friend.
The congregation, led by chorister Doug Barlow and accompanied by organist Laura Hacking, sang "How Great Thou Art;" Doug Barlow, son, accompanied by Laura Hacking, sang "Just A Closer Walk With Thee;" and a group of friends, accompanied by Laura Hacking, sang "In This Very Room."
Michael Wayne Jackosn, nephew, gave the benediction and Jerry Barlow, grandson, dedicated the grave.
Interment of ashes was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Spafford Funeral Home.

Frank J. Hackler

Frank J. Hackler, 77, passed away Sept. 29, 2001 in Heber City. He was born Sept. 7, 1924 in Vernal, a son of Peter J. and Hazel Ilene Cretney Hackler. Frank married Helen McFarland on May 30, 1975. Frank served in the U.S. Army in 1943. He achieved a marksman M1 Rifle Sharp Shooter rating. He served in the battle of Normandy, Northern France and Ardennes air offensive in Europe. Decorations include European African Middle Eastern Service, Good Conduct Medal, and Purple Heart, 4th Inf. Division in 1954. 
He worked at Fashion Cleaners for 18 years. He served as the president of the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo for two years and on the committee for 10 years. He was a member of Jaycees. He loved being in the forest and the mountains. He owned and worked at H & H Firewood for 25 years.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Helen Hackler; son, William (Bill) Hackler; grandson, Bill Hackler; sisters, Ruth Stevens and Helen Stevens, all of Vernal. 
He was preceded in death by his parents. 
Memorial services were held Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

Ollie Otis Marshall

Ollie Otis Marshall passed away Sept. 24, 2001 in Las Vegas, Nev. He was born Nov. 18, 1910 in Caddo, Okla.
Ollie lived and worked most of his life in Eunice, N.M. He was a member of the Church of Christ and loved to read, fish, play games and take naps.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years and nine months, Eu Jay Fox Marshall, Las Vegas; daughter, Patsy Norton, Las Vegas; son, Dale Marshall, Vernal; four grandchildren, Rene Tucker, Houston, Texas; Audrey Freedman, Las Vegas; Stirling Hall, Olathe, Kan.; Keith Marshall, Bountiful; and brother, L.L. "Turk" Marshall, Kermit, Texas; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Earnest and Lydia Ellen McDougal Marshall, and three brothers. 
He will be missed by all. 
Services were held at Bakker Funeral Home in Eastland, Texas Sept. 28, 2001. 

Velma Renfroe

Velma Moon Renfroe, 86, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001. She was born July 5, 1915 to Henry Moroni and Maggie Bell Richardson Moon. She was raised in Jensen and attended school in Jensen and Vernal. Velma married Carl Dewey (Jack) Renfroe August 1, 1939 in Rock Springs, Wyo. He passed away March 15, 1980. The joy of her life was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her children: Claudine (Ted) Saxton, Woods Cross; Lanore Kay (Bob) Kenney, Trabuco Canyon, Calif.; Gerald (Sharron) Renfroe, Orange, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Edith Renfroe, Salt Lake City; brother, Ferron Moon, Jensen. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, a brother and a sister.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001 at 11 a.m. in the Woods Cross 2nd Ward Chapel, 790 West 1500 South. Friends may call Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main and Thursday morning one hour prior to services at the church. 
Graveside services will be held Friday, October 5, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Jensen City Cemetery.
Online guest book and direction map at www.russonmortuary.com.

John Allen Condos

John "Allen" Condos, 79 died at his home in Vernal on Sept. 28, 2001 of Alzheimer's. His final moments was spent in the loving company of his wife and children. 
Allen was born May 3, 1922 in Ogden, a son of Chris and Lavina Erickson Condos. He was raised on the family ranch in Lyman, Wyo. 
Allen enlisted in the Army Airforce in 1943 and served until 1945. He married Reta June Hanks in Kingman, Ariz., in 1945. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple in 1956. They later returned to Evanston, Wyo., where Allen worked for Cazin and Houtz as an electrician for 32 years. 
In 1964 he moved to Kemmerer, Wyo., and continued to work for Cazin and Houtz until 1976 when Allen started his own business Condos Refrigeration Heating and Plumbing until 1983. Upon retiring Allen and Reta moved to Mendon, where they lived until 1994. He lived a short time in Mountain View and Elk Mountain, Wyo., before moving to Vernal. 
Allen loved spending time with this family camping, hunting, fishing and the outdoors. 
He will be sadly missed by his family; wife, Reta, of Vernal; daughters, Diana (James) Smith, Vernal; Sharon (Rocky) Hannah, Kemmerer; Leeta (Ben) Austin, Elk Mountain; son, Gary (Jana) Condos, Kemmerer; Linda (Kyle) Warren, Elk Mountain; Kathy (Jon) Kovach, Afton, Wyo.; two sisters, Mary of Ft. Bridger, Wyo.; Elaine of Las Vegas, Nev.; four brothers, James, Evanston; Rex, Lyman; Stanley, Oregon; Cecil, Wash.; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ray and George; son-in-law, Steven Warren; grandson, Greg Allen; and great-grandson, Tyler Durrant. 
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Cory Johnson and all that are involved with Hospice of Utah, Uintah Basin Department.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 2 in the Maeser Ashley Stake Center. 
Burial was in the Rock Point Cemetery with military honors provided by the American Legion under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 

Audrey Johnson

Audrey Johnson, 86, passed away Oct. 2, 2001 in Draper. Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001 at 11 a.m. in the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 
Friends may call Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday one hour prior to the services. 
Burial will be in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

Jenadora Westover

Jenadora Westover, 78, passed away Sept. 29, 2001 in Torrance, Calif. She was born Dec. 17, 1922 in Vernal, a daughter of Peter Steven and Resella Corline Freestone Beck. She married Kenneth Hardy Westover. 
She is survived by her daughter, Cathy Boatright, Salt Lake City; son, Larry (Karen) Westover, Manhattan Beach, Calif.; many nieces, nephews and cousins in the Uintah Basin. 
Funeral services were held in California on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Manhattan Beach, California Chapel. 
Friends may call at Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary Friday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Graveside dedication will be at 10 a.m. in the Rockpoint Cemetery under the direction of the White & Day Mortuary in Manhattan, Calif., and Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 

Glen S. Reynolds

Funeral services for Glen S. Reynolds, born Oct. 6, 1925 and died Sept. 21, 2001, were held Tuesday, Sept. 24 in the Naples LDS Ward Chapel with Lamond Harrison conducting. 
Kirk Reynolds, son, offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Sherry Hatch. 
Fred Reynolds, son, gave the invocation and Lamond Harrison read the obituary and offered remarks. 
Speakers were Norman Merrell and Cal Dee Reynolds, brother, with a tribute offered by Linda Murray, daughter, and Kenneth Reynolds, son.
Billy Cook sang "The Dance" and "Daddy's Hands;" and Norman Haslem, Verdin Goodrich, Phillip Manwaring and Mac Holmes, accompanied by Norine Merrell, sang "Somewhere My Love."
Lee Broadbent, son-in-law, gave the benediction and Keith Murray, son-in law, dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Glen Murray, grandson, Kenneth Reynolds, son, Kirk Reynolds, son, Fred Reynolds, son, Lee Broadbent, son-in-law and Keith Murray, son-in-law.
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park with military honors given by the American Legion. 
Services were under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services offered by the Naples 1st Ward Relief Society. 

John P. McFarland

Memorial services for John Phillip McFarland, born Sept. 7, 1939 and died Sept. 11, 2001 were held Saturday, Sept. 29 in the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with Mitch Blackburn conducting. 
Daun DeJournette played prelude and postlude music. 
Mitch Blackburn offered the opening prayer and read the obituary. 
Speakers were Kathyrn McFarland and John P. McFarland II. 
Becki McFarland, accompanied by Jane Reynolds, sang "Amazing Grace."
Mitch Blackburn offered the closing prayer. 

Norda Cook

Norda Gibson Cook, 82, passed away at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City on Sept. 20, 2001. She was born Jan. 24, 1919 a daughter of Elmer Rodney and Edna Stout Gibson. She married Morris R. Cook on March 27, 1941 in St. George. 
Norda lived a life of service. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in numerous Ward and Stake callings and a mission in Scotland. She was currently serving as a temple worker in the Vernal temple. Norda taught special education for the Uintah School District, and enjoyed genealogy, quilting and gardening. Norda loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Douglas (Betty) Cook, Vernal; Connie (David) Thorne, Vernal; Bruce (Connie) Cook, Vernal; Janeen (Dr. William) Moulton, Mesquite, Nev.; Jack (Viola) Webb, Vernal; Rodney (Patti) Cook, Brigham City; Steven (Jori) Cook, Mesquite, Nev.; 34 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Mark (Delsene ) Gibson, St. George; Val (Romona) Gibson, Las Vegas, Nev. 
She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers and sisters, Lee, Lynn, Ferol, Rodney, Annie and Lyle. 
Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 24, in the Davis Stake Center with Bishop Kenn Shields conducting.
Steven Cook, son, offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Bonnie Kendall. 
Bruce Cook, son, gave the invocation. 
The congregation, led by chorister Frances Southam and accompanied by Bonnie Kendall, sang "I Need Thee Every Hour," and "I Believe In Christ;" grandchildren and great-grandchildren sang a medley of primary songs; Norman Haslem, Verdin Goodrich, Phillip Manwaring and Mac Holmes, accompanied by Norine Merrell, sang "Each Life That Touches Ours For Good;" and Joshua Cook, grandson, played a piano solo.
Marcia Thompson, granddaughter, and Glade Southam, grandson, offered a life sketch and Rebecca Slaugh, granddaughter, read a poem. 
Speakers were Liesl Cook, granddaughter, and Rodney Cook, son.
Val Gibson, brother, gave the benediction and Douglas Cook, son, dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were grandsons, Mark Cook, Brian Southam, Ryan Cook, Glade Southam, Karl Southam, Layne Southam, Michael Cook and Joshua Cook. 
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services offered by the Davis 2nd Ward Relief Society.

Victor Bolster

Memorial services for Victor T. "Spike" Bolster, born April 21, 1930 and died Sept. 21, 2001, were held Thursday, Sept. 27 in the Thomson Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 
Elva Locke offered the opening prayer and Mitch Blackburn read the obituary. 
Karinda Henry and Laura Briggs sang "I Thought He Walked On Water" and "Wind Beneath My Wings."
Speakers were Terell Collett and Rob Carter. 
Doug Watkins offered the closing prayer. 


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