Miscellaneous Uintah County, Utah Obituaries


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Glade Sowards

Funeral services for Glade Milton Sowards, born Sept. 9, 1929, died Nov. 10, 2001, were held Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Vernal 3rd Ward Chapel with Bishop Tim Hadlock conducting. 
John Farley Sowards offered the family prayer and the invocation was given by Richard Wallace. Prelude and postlude music was provided by Laura Hacking. Glade's sons performed a musical "I Need Thee Every Hour." The obituary and remarks were given by Roger Hacking, followed by two musical numbers performed by Glade's grandchildren, "Teach Me To Walk In The Light" and "I Am A Child Of God". Speakers included Christen Sowards, Glade Sowards, Samuel Sowards, Allen Sowards, Kevin Sutterfield, Trinie Bussell, Farley Sowards, Scott Sowards, Olivia Wallace and Becky Morgan, Glade's children. Glade's sons then performed a musical number, "Our Savior's Love." accompanied by Laura Hacking. Lloyd Winward spoke, followed by a congregational hymn, "I Believe in Christ", with Ellen Hadlock acting as chorister and accompanied by Laura Hacking. D J Morgan offered the benediction and Harmon Scott Sowards dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Matthew Morgan, Dustyn Sowards, James Wallace, David Morgan, Brooklyn Sowards, Jonathan Sowards, Michael Morgan and Brandon Wallace. Honorary pallbearers included all former employees of H J Sowards and Sons and the Vernal 3rd Ward High Priests.
Compassionate services were provided by the Vernal 3rd Ward Relief Society. Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

Rodney C. Hacking

Rodney Cole Hacking, 46, our beloved, son, brother and uncle returned to his Heavenly Father's loving arms Nov. 15, 2001. 
He was born May 3, 1955 in Vernal to Meriel Murray Hacking Petersen and Rulon Corless "Jude" Hacking. Rod is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and fulfilled a full-time mission, serving in Fortworth, Texas. Rod enjoyed his nieces and nephews and will be greatly missed.
Rod is survived by his mother, Meriel (Mel) Murray Petersen; his father, Rulon Corless "Jude" (Marilyn) Hacking; sisters, Sonya (Rod) Hauer; Shara (Craig) Buttars; Susan (Brad) Horrocks; brother, Mitch (Lisa) Hacking; four nieces, Michelle and Ashley Buttars; Joriel Horrocks; Marissa (Beau'de) Oaks; six nephews, Stephens Buttars, J.D. Hacking; Dace Hacking; D.R. Horrocks; Jhon Horrocks; Joshua Horrocks and one great-nephew, Daegum Oaks.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 20 at the Maeser Stake Center in Vernal. Craig Buttars offered the family prayer and Van Hadlock offered the invocation. A life sketch was given by Shara Buttars. Speakers were Susan Horrocks, Greg Cochran, Tom Shiozaki, Brad Horrocks and Sonya Hauer. Shara and Craig Buttars, accompanied by Ashley Buttars sang, "Where Can I Turn For Peace." Nieces Michelle Buttars, Joriel Horrocks, Ashley Buttars and Marissa Hacking Oaks, accompanied by Laura Hacking sang "Together Forever Someday." The benediction was given by Lyle Southam and the grave was dedicated by Brad Horrocks. 
Pallbearers were nephews Stephen Buttars, JD Hacking, Jhon Hacking, Dace Hacking, Dee Rulon Horrocks and Joshua Horrocks. Honorary pallbearers were Wiley Cousins, Murray Cousins and the Class of '73.
Compassionate services were provided by the Maeser 5th Ward Relief Society. Burial was in the Vernal Memorial Park, under the direction of Thomson Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

Clifton W. Richens

Clifton W. Richens passed peacefully from this life surrounded by loving family on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001 after a valiant battle with cancer at the age of 81. He was born May 15, 1920 to Carl W. and Audrey Merkley Richens in Vernal.
Cliff married Syble McAlily. During this union two beautiful daughters, Teresa and Kristi were born. Cliff and Syble were later divorced. He married Corrine Merritt Hill in 1982. Together they spent almost 20 years living a happy, loving, active life.
Cliff served in the United States Air Force. He served in World War II where he fought many battles including The Battle of the Bulge. Cliff loved his country and served it well. He conducted his life in a military stance and was ever so proud that he could give back in military form. During his military career, Cliff lived in many places, including Canada where his daughter Kristi was born. Because of this, he always had a special place for Canada in his heart. He retired after 20 years of service.
Cliff loved to dance and was a wonderful dancer. He spent many years entertaining his wife, Corrine, with dancing.
His family and extended family meant a great deal to him. he was very proud of all his grandchildren and step-grandchildren. He loved to entertain everyone with his stories of life and the War.
Cliff was so interesting and knowledgeable; one could sit for days and just listen to him talk. His various accomplishments included: soil conservationist, Kennedy Space Center, Fla. and chemist at HAFB. He was a very special man 
who was loved and will be missed by everyone whose life he touched.
Cliff is survived by his wife, Corrine of Roy; two daughters, Terri Rosenlund of Tubac, Ariz.; Kristi (Mike) Michalski of Mojave Valley, Ariz.; stepchildren, Marilyn (Randy) Meyer, South Ogden; Diana (Carl) Bullock, West Weber; Ronald Hill, Layton; Carolyn (Craig) Boyer, Hooper; five grandsons, six step-grandsons, five step-granddaughters, and 13 step-great-grandchildren.
His parents and one sister preceded him in death.
Memorial services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 1 p.m. at the LDS Roy 9th Ward, 4250 S. 2175 W.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at Maeser Cemetery.

Gladys Atwood

Gladys Ova Anderson Atwood, 90, of Kearns, passed away Oct. 21, 2001. She was a former resident of Tridell.
Gladys was born Oct. 20, 1911 in Vernal. She was the daughter of Mary Elizabeth Boren and Stephen John Anderson. She married Basil Atwood on April 12, 1930. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and a faithful, active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She is survived by her husband of 71 years, son, Lial (LaVeigh) Atwood, daughters, Norma Marsden and Patty Limb, sisters Ora Ellsworth of St. George and Marvel Hair of Evanston, Wyo. She had 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the Kearns 14th Ward chapel. The opening prayer was given by LeRoy Atwood, a grandson. A tribute that was written by her daughter Pat was read by her daughter-in law LaVeigh Atwood. Speakers included DeAnn Marsden, Linda Goyen, KaeLynn Padgette and LaRee Atwood, all granddaughters. Her son Lial Atwood and a former bishop, Richard Dewolf also spoke. Musical numbers included "How Great Thou Art" and Colleen Parry, a neighbor, sang "That Wonderful Mother Of Mine." The closing prayer was then given by Ronald Marsden, a grandson.
Pallbearers included Lial Atwood, LeRoy Atwood, Lance Atwood and Larry Atwood, all grandsons. Nathen Goyen, Michael Bodily, Aaron Atwood and Chad Atwood, great-grandsons.
Burial was in the Elysian Garden Cemetery where her oldest grandson Richard Marsden dedicated the grave. 

John P. Kennah

John Pugh (J.P.) Kennah, 66, passed away Nov. 13, 2000 at his ranch near Ft. Washakie, Wyo.
J.P. was an oilfield consultant and had been working in the Vernal area for couple of years. He had become a great friend to many in this area and will be greatly missed.

F. 'Dee' Murray

Funeral services for Franklin "Dee" Murray, born August 21, 1934 and died Nov. 13, 2000, were held Friday, Nov. 17, in the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with President Charles Beede conducting. 
Barbara Mahaffey played prelude and postlude music.
Lorin Hacking gave the invocation and President Beede offered the eulogy. 
The congregation sang "I Know That My Redeemer Lives;" Ron Walker sang "One Day At A Time;" the Branch Quartet sang "Come Ye Disconsolate;" and the congregation sang "God Be With You."
Renee Murray gave a reading, "Letters From Daughters."
Speaker was President Ben Mahaffey. 
Clayton Curtis gave the benediction and Macks Murray, brother, dedicated the grave. 
Pallbearers were Macks Murray, Kelly Goodrich, Mike Murray, John Murray, Doug Massey and Keith Murray. 
Interment was in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services offered by the Care Center Glines Branch.

Mark Smuin

Funeral services for Mark Smuin, born June 18, 1941 and died Nov. 13, 2000, were held Thursday, Nov. 16 in the Davis 4th Ward Chapel with Bishop Michael Peterson conducting. 
Brad Huber offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Marion Porter. 
John Pemberton gave the invocation. 
Larry and Dorene Allred sang "Daddy's Hands;" LaDee Christensen, accompanied by Audrey Woolley, sang "Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine;" and a tape recording of "Go Rest High On That Mountain" by Vince Gill was played.
Speakers were John Pemberton and Philina Clegg with closing remarks offered by Bishop Michael Peterson.
Russell Clegg gave the benediction and Marty Smuin, son, dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Doug Gardiner, Marty Smuin, Kenny McPherson, Russell Clegg, Grant Gardiner, Leon Crandall, Casey Jackson and Russell Jenkins. 
Honorary pallbearers were Seth Gregersen, Donald Dall, Eric Wilkins, Ryan Richins and Rhett Richins. 
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services by the Vernal 7th Ward Relief Society.

L. Glen Massey

Funeral services for Leland Glen Massey, born July 30, 1931 and died Nov. 11, 2000, were held Friday, Nov. 17, 2000 in the Hullinger-Spafford Funeral Home with Wayne Spafford officiating. 
Les Inabnit played the prelude and postlude music. 
Garn Massey gave the invocation and Wayne Spafford read the obituary. 
Charlie Whitaker and Betty Lewallen, accompanied by Les Inabnit, sang "Where We Never Grow Old;" and Zeny Inabnit, accompanied by Les Inabnit, sang "I'm Free."
Speaker was Lyle Knight with closing remarks offered by Wayne Spafford. 
Lee Martin gave the benediction and Larry Knight dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Randy Massey, Lee Martin, Les Inabnit, Larry Knight, Doug Hatch and Dean Christofferson. 
Interment was in the Rock Point Cemetery under the direction of Hullinger-Spafford Funeral Home.

Lewis Fox

Lewis Morrill Fox, 89, retired from mortality Nov. 18, 2000. Lewis was born Jan. 26, 1911 in Vernal to Charles Patten and Mary Caroline Moore Fox. When the first horseless carriage made its way down Vernal's Main Street, Lewis became infatuated with the transportation age which lasted his entire life. He started his professional career as a surveyor, was a dispatcher, passenger agent, and driver for the Trailways Bus Company. Lewis became a distributor for petroleum products, owner of a service station, and co-owner of a transport trucking company. 
In 1938 Lewis married Margaret Cox. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. A sports enthusiast, he managed and pitched for local baseball and softball teams and coached church basketball. He and his wife traveled throughout the world with friends and for the past 18 years divided their time between their homes in Phoenix, Ariz. and Salt Lake City. 
Lewis is survived by his wife, Margaret; sons, Duane (Marilyn), Robert (Ann), Kraig (Roberta) and Kent (Vicki); sisters, Alta Andreason and Mae Reese; sisters-in-law, Helen Minerva, Velma Cox, Alice Fox; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. 
His greatest pleasures were making his sweetheart happy, following his sons' activities, and entertaining his grandchildren and supporting their activities. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 25 at 11 a.m. in the Garner Funeral Home, 1001 11th Avenue, Salt Lake City. A viewing will be held one hour prior to services. 
Interment will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

LeRoy Young

Funeral services for LeRoy Matthew Young, born Feb. 13, 1929 and died Nov. 12, 2000, were held Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000 in the Spafford Funeral Home with Greg Goodrich officiating.
Ace Madsen offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Carla Cleavinger. 
Dea Murray gave the invocation and Zoe Madsen offered a tribute. 
Tara Madsen, accompanied by Carla Cleavinger, sang "Remember Me;" Burk Young and Tony Blacker sang "Green Grass of Home."
Speakers were Ron Gardner and Todd Sullivan. 
Adrian Young gave the benediction and Wes Madsen dedicated the grave. 
Pallbearers were Ace Madsen, Curg Murray, Burk Young, Adrian Young, Don Jackson, Wes Madsen, Chad Young and Fred Dierksen. 
Honorary pallbearers were Adam Madsen and Ron Gardner. 
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of the Spafford Funeral Home.

Adrain R. Kump

Adrain Reynolds Kump, 90, passed away Nov. 28, 2000 in Clearfield. He was born Sept. 21, 1910, in Chester, Sanpete County, to Zachariah and Sarah Reynolds Kump, the third of 12 children. 
He moved to the Uintah Basin with his family in 1916 at the age of five. They settled in Lapoint where he lived for the next 57 years. He attended school in Lapoint. He married Orpha Bigelow on March 28, 1928 in Vernal. They were sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on June 6, 1940. He worked as a farmer, a merchant, truck, and bus driver. He was known for his beautiful flowers and outstanding gardens he raised. He liked to keep busy doing handicrafts which he shared with many. They moved to Vernal in 1973 where he lived until 1996 when he moved to Layton. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as a bishop, high councilor, and as a missionary with his wife to the Uintah Basin Indian Mission. He taught in priesthood and Sunday school for many years. 
He is survived by his daughters, Ila (Bert) Angus, Vernal; Mary Jean (Wayne) Mooseman, Clinton; Linda Lou (Douglas) Wall, Layton; 10 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Cloyd Kump, St. George; four sisters, Sadie Chandler, Kaysville; Mae Warburton, Lapoint; Adean Cox, Lapoint; and Bonnie Uresk, Myton. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Orpha; Jan. 25, 1991; a son, Shirl; five brothers; and one sister.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 4, in the Lapoint LDS Chapel with Bishop Allen Huber officiating.
Douglas M. Wall, son-in-law, offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Lois Kay Hartle.
Joyce Huff, granddaughter, gave the invocation with obituary and tribute offered by Tina Falslev, granddaughter. 
Speakers were Kyle W. Moosmann, grandson, and Lynn K. Angus, grandson.
Cloyd Kump sang "Until Then;" Cloyd and Bonnie Kump sang "For Time & All Eternity;" and the congregation, led by chorister Doene Bagley, sang "I Need Thee Every Hour."
Earl Warburton, brother-in-law, gave the benediction and Bert Angus, son-in-law, dedicated the grave. 
Pallbearers were grandsons, Jeffery Douglas Wall, Darren Dee Wall, Delbert Kieth Kump, Lynn K. Angus, Kyle W Moosmann and Curtis R. Dembowski. 
Interment was in the Lapoint Cemetery under the direction of the Spafford Funeral Home. 

Melbern 'Bud' Slaugh

Melbern Isaac "Bud" Slaugh, 77, passed away Nov. 30, 2000 at his home in Vernal. Bud was born Sept. 24, 1923 in Vernal, a son of Angus and Mildred Atwood Slaugh. He married Nora Gaudern on June 11, 1949 in Gering, Neb.
He was a member of the LDS Church, a Veteran of World War II and belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He worked as a rancher, in the oil field and hardware store. 
Bud loved to chase wild horses, go to rodeos, team roping and calf roping. He had a fun sense of humor, was always in the center of attention. He enjoyed being a practical joker. 
He is survived by his wife, Nora, Vernal; son, Jay D. Slaugh, Denver, Colo; two daughters, Judy (Earl) Snyder, Vernal; Bonnie (Mike) Ross, Conifer, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; brother, Don (Chole) Slaugh, Vernal; sisters, Shirley (Darrell) Smuin and Ellen (Dall) Cook, both of Vernal. 
He was preceded in death by two sons, Bobby Slaugh and Christy M. Slaugh, and his parents. 
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 2 in the Vernal 9th LDS Ward Chapel with Bishop Arvid Sullivan conducting. 
Ellen Cook offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Janet Smuin. 
Bishop Sullivan gave the invocation. 
Speakers were Jay Slaugh and Duane Caldwell.
Peggy Merkley and Karilynne Pearson, accompanied by RaNae Labrum, sang "Silver Haired Daddy," "In The Garden," and "Amazing Grace."
Bishop Sullivan offered remarks, Darrell Smuin gave the benediction and Dall Cook dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Trent Slaugh, Matt Slaugh, Duane Cook, Mark Slaugh, Kent Cook and Rhett Smuin. 
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 Vernal 9th Ward Relief Society. 

Marion Granzella

Marion Granzella, 67, passed away Dec. 3, 2000 in Vernal. She was born Feb. 18, 1933 in Sedgewick County, Colorado; a daughter of William Franklin and Elsie Madge Bretthauer Alexander. She married Elmer Gene Granzella on August 9, 1952 in Indian Hills, Colo. He passed away in April 1973. She worked in restaurants and hotels most of her life, but really enjoyed her last job working with and visiting with people at Notheastern Utah Visitor Center. 
She loved boating, fishing and just taking off on rides going just anywhere sight seeing and collecting any kind of odds and ends.
She is survived by her brothers, William F. (Loretta M.) Alexander, Grand Junction, Colo.; sisters, Laura M. Clawson, Vernal; Luella Cummins, Denver, Colo; many nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer; and brother, James Alexander; and both parents. 
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. in the Rockpoint Cemetery under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

Clarence 'Chic' Harrison

Clarence Buel "Chic" Harrison Sr., 74, passed away Dec. 1, 2000 from cancer, at his home in Vernal. He was born April 10, 1926 in Englewood N.J., a son of Clarence M. and Augasta McKowen Harrison. He married Margaret Watson on Oct. 5, 1957 in Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
Chic was general supervisor of Beckman Instrument for medical equipment. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy. He loved to play the guitar, fishing, camping, outdoor activities, wood working and carving. 
Chic had a favorite saying, "Good morning, world."
He is survived by wife, Margaret; son, Clarence B. (Frances) Harrison, Jr.; daughter, Bonnie L. (Ronald Bustle) Kunz. 
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tracy Wilson; and an infant son, Guy Harrison. 
Memorial services were held Tuesday, Dec. 5 in the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 
Burial was in the Vernal Memorial Park with military honors provided by the American Legion under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 

Lyman Chlarson

Lyman Chlarson, 92, passed away Dec. 4, 2000 in Vernal. Services are pending for Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. in Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 

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