Miscellaneous Uintah County, Utah Obituaries

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Dale Galley

Dale Marion Galley, 66, of Ballard, passed away March 6, 2001, at his home.
He was born July 10, 1934, in Maeser, to Lawrence B. and Isabel Caldwell Galley. He married Valine Dye on July 22, 1954, and she died Nov. 8, 1973. He then married Margaret Fredricksen on July 25, 1974.
Dale loved his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. In the early years of his life in Roosevelt, he was an active member of the first Duchesne County Jeep Posse (Search and Rescue), and enjoyed coaching young boys in the art of baseball and football. Dale and Valine spent many, many hours hunting arrowheads and collecting rocks. 
For 30 years when the fire whistle blew, Dale rushed to the firehouse where he served as a Roosevelt City volunteer fireman. He also served as an officer with the Lions Club and the Roosevelt Commercial Club. 
As a young boy he loved to fish and he always "pursued the lunker." On any given day in the spring, summer, or fall, Dale and Marge could be found at a favorite fishing hole, waiting for the "big one" to bite. In 1956, Dale bagged one of the first elk that was harvested on the Southern Slope of the Uintas. Hunting elk and deer, as the years passed, were an important activity of his life. He was an avid sports fan with the Utah Jazz being his favorite team. 
He is survived by his wife, Margaret, Ballard; Stacy (Marjorie) Galley, Vernal; Valerie (Chuck) Johnson, Modesto, Calif.; David Miller, Tetra Garcia, and Annie (Jim) Hunt, all of Roosevelt; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, and son, Ricki Knox.
Funeral services were held, March 10, at the Ballard LDS Chapel. 
Burial was in the Maeser-Fairview Cemetery under the direction of the Hullinger Mortuary. 

W.J. Young

W.J. (Bill) Young, 83, passed away in Fruita, Colo., March 6, 2001 after a long illnes. He was born Sept. 18, 1917 in Randlett, to Mary Peterson and John Young. 
Bill attended Alterra High School where he was Junior class president. He married Ethel Coston Nov. 3, 1937. They later divorced and he married Dora Tomlinson, Nov. 28, 1971. 
Bill spent many years working as a painter. He loved to hunt, fish play guitar and sing. He played at many funerals and weddings. He spent many hours in the Book Cliffs and Oaks Park. 
Bill was loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed. 
He is survived by his children, La Rae (Marty) Becker, Betty (Nick) Buchanan, Bert (Vonnae) Young, and Jay (Linda) Young; stepsons, Tim Tomlinson and Jim Tomlinson; one brother and five sisters; 14 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents; both wives; one brother, Bert Young; and two sisters, Reva Daniels and Bernice Glenn.
Graveside services were held Friday, March 9 in Fruita under the direction of McLean Mortuary.

Tamara K. Murphy

Tamara K. Murphy, 55, of Murphy, N.C., formerly of Pensacola, Fla., died unexpectedly Saturday, March 10, 2001, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was the daughter of Kimble David Fillingim of Pensacola and Madge Kathleen Walker Fillingim of Vernal. She was a graduate of Florida State University and she had been a teacher in Sherwood Elementary School in Pensacola. 
Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her husband of 31 years, J.B. Murphy; two daughers, Tara Harlow, Milton, Fla.; and Jae Bevin Murphy, Oakland, Calif.; a sister, Brenda Snipes, Dinosaur, Colo.; a brother, David Fillingim, Pensacola; and a grandson, Chez Harlow. 
Arrangements are incomplete at this time. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to a charity of your choice. 
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Ivie Funeral Home, in Murphy.

Ila Oaks Herbert

Funeral services for Ila Oaks Herbert, born June 15, 1915 and died March 1, 2001, were held Tuesday, March 6 in the Glines 1st Ward Chapel with Bishop Dave Olsen conducting. 
Ted Workman, nephew, offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Margaret O. Roberts, cousin. 
Steve Deem, grandson, gave the invocation with the welcome given by Bishop Olsen. 
Speakers were Trent Deem, grandson; Darin Deem, grandson; and President Dan J. Workman, nephew; 
The congregation, led by chorister, Clifford Wardle, home teacher, and accompanied by organist, Margaret Roberts, sang "Dear To The Heart Of The Shepherd;" Ron Walker, friend, sang "Precious Memories;" and Denice Allen, niece, sang "Somewhere My Love."
Vaughn Deem, son-in-law, gave the benediction and Eddie Oaks, nephew dedicated the grave. 
Pallbearers were Russ Lyman, Eric Oaks, Ronnie Oaks, Mike Deem, Scott Deem and Mick Caldwell. 
Honorary pallbearers were Danny Oaks, Garth Horrocks, Ned Oaks, Duane Caldwell, Tharrel Caldwell and Craig Agustus. 
Interment was in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services offered by the Glines 1st Ward Relief Society. 

Helen F. Domgaard

Helen Frances Staley Domgaard, 63, finally rested on March 11, 2000, after a two-year battle with cancer. 
Helen was born on April 29, 1936 in Oak Creek, Colo., to Claude and Hazel Goodwin Staley. She grew up in the Rifle, Colo., area. Helen married Bill Bruckner in 1955. In 1959 they moved to Rangely, Colo. They had two daughters, Billie Farnsworth, Gusher, and Sue Bruckner, Vernal. 
The couple divorced in 1978. In 1984 Helen moved to Vernal. In 1993 she married Neal Domgaard of Gusher. Helen was a devoted member of the Vernal Seventh Day Adventist Church. She enjoyed fishing, helping Neal with his cows and watching John Wayne movies. She really loved being out in the hills and doing things with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all. 
She is survived by her husband, Neal, two daughters, eight stepchildren, 28 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 15, at 2 p.m. at the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. Friends may call Wednesday one hour prior to the services. 
Interment will be in the Gusher Cemetery under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

Glenda McDowell

Funeral services for Glenda Timothy McDowell, born Jan. 14, 1931 and died March 1, 2000, were held Saturday, March 4, in the Davis 1st Ward LDS Chapel with Bishop Bill Kremin III conducting. 
Audie Williams, son-in-law, offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Barbara Patterson, niece. 
Marilyn Gurney gave the invocation and Scott Pederson, son-in-law, offered the eulogy.
Jan King, accompanied by Laura Hacking, sang "Oh My Father," and Mac Holmes, Verdin Goodrich, Norman Haslem and Philip Manwaring, accompanied by Dorothy Merrell, sang "How Great Thou Art."
Wayne Gurney gave the benediction and Gary McClean (nephew) dedicated the grave. 
Pallbearers were Jesse Williams (grandson), Bruce McDowell (son), Shawn Mitchell (grandson), Calvin Williams (grandson), Kenneth Winn (nephew), and Woody Critton (grandson-in-law). 
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services offered by the Davis 1st Ward Relief Society. 

Earl L. Oaks

Funeral services for Earl Leon Oaks, born August 26, 1940 and died March 1, 2000, were held Saturday, March 4, in the Naples 2nd Ward LDS Chapel with Bishop David Christiansen conducting.
Butch Oaks offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Dorothy Merrell. 
Darwin Oaks gave the invocation and Ron Parr offered the eulogy. 
Verdin Goodrich, Norman Haslem, Mac Holmes and Philip Manwaring, accompanied by Dorothy Merrell, sang "I Know My Heavenly Father Knows," and "Abide With Me;" and Jim Lube, accompanied by Dorothy Merrell, sang "In The Garden."
Speakers were Lorin Merrell and Loa Kay Bowthorpe. 
Tributes were offered by Mandi Oaks and Cindy Rose. 
Bret Pehacek gave the benediction and Eugene Searle dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Dean Oaks, Kirk Majors, Claude Sims, Tim Osen, Kris Oaks, Carlyle Oaks, David Sims and Scott Muirhead. 
Honorary pallbearers were Halliburton co-workers. 
Interment was in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery with full military honors given by the American Legion.
Services were under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services offered by the Naples 2nd Ward Relief Society. 

Russell G. Cramer

Russell G. Cramer, 80, of Ft. Morgan, Colo., died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at the Colorado Plains Medical Center in Ft. Morgan. 
Russell was born July 30, 1919 in Hector, Minn., to Allen and Nora Cramer. He attended school in a one-room school house in Meeker County, Minn., and high school in Litchfield, Minn. He married Mary Lucille Vogelpohl, Sauk Rapids, Minn., Feb. 23, 1940. 
He served in the U.S. Army as a tank driver in the Pacific during WWII. After his discharge he worked for REA in Minnesota, Wyoming and Utah before going to the Morgan County REA in 1972 as a field supervisor until his retirement in 1981. 
Russell was one of the founders of the Hot Stick School in Grand Junction, Colo. Hundreds of REA employees have attended this school. After his first wife died, he married Louise Hall in 1983 in Ft. Morgan, Colo. He enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing and bowling.
Survivors include his wife, Louise, of Ft. Morgan; five children, Garry Eugene Cramer, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Tom Cramer, Hanson, Idaho; Barbara Workman, Clawson, Utah; Charles Cramer, San Carlos, Mexico; and Patty Dossett, Commerce City, Colo.; one sister, Wanda Smith, of Oregon; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one step-son, and three step-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucille; an infant son, Gary Dean; two brothers; one grandchild; and his parents. 
Funeral services were held Monday, March 6, 2000 at the Jolliffe Mortuary Chapel in Ft. Morgan. 
Interment was in the Memory Gardens. 
Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the Colorado Plains Medical Center, 1000 Lincoln Street, Ft. Morgan, CO 80701, or the charity of the donor's choice.

Richard Hellenschmidt

Funeral services for Richard Joseph Hellenschmidt, born March 11, 1930 and died Feb. 25, 2000, were held Monday, March 13, in the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with Mitch Blackburn officiating. 
Mitch Blackburn welcomed the congregation with prelude and postlude music played by Andy Spencer. 
Bishop Gordon Seitz gave the invocation. 
Speakers were Mark Hellenschmidt, son, and Judy Kraft.
The congregation sang "How Great Thou Art" and "I Know My Father Lives."
Craig Blunt offered closing remarks and Spencer Blunt gave the benediction.
Interment was in the Fort Logan Cemetery in Denver, Colo.
Services were under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

Bonnie J. Bryson

Bonnie Jean Scholes Bryson, 71, of Roosevelt, died Feb. 16, 2001 at the Uintah Basin Medical Center.
She was born April 28, 1929 in Ballard to Arthur Leslie "Dick" and Chlorus Geneva Collins Scholes. She married Ronald Bryson June 5, 1952 in Salt Lake City. Their marriage was solemnized in the Provo LDS Temple Dec. 22, 1976; Ron died Jan. 22, 1996.
Bonnie was well known as a waitress at the Frontier Grill where she worked for 37 years. She had a great ability to talk and visit with people which made her well suited for her work. 
She and Ron often wintered in Arizona, but in the summers she was an avid gardener and loved to grow flowers, especially roses. She also enjoyed crocheting and had a practice of making 7 receiving blankets to give each new grandchild. 
She was also an avid Utah Jazz fan and a particular fan of John Stockton. Her family was foremost in her life and she was at her best when she could cook one of her wonderful meals for them and have them around to visit and enjoy.
She was an active member of the LDS Church. She and Ron served a Family History mission and she was presently serving as an ordinance worker in the Vernal LDS Temple. 
She is survived by four children, Debra Ann (James) Latimer, Centerville; Daniel Leslie (LeeAnna) Bryson, Magna; Susan Kim (Robert) Russell, Roosevelt; James Scholes (Cindy) Bryson, Vernal; two stepdaughters, Ronna Jean (Richard) Pinder, Grand Junction, Colo.; and Marjorie Marie (Albert) Koski, Joliet, Mont; 17 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; a brother, Rae (Erna) Scholes and sister-in-law, Barbara Scholes, all Roosevelt.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Kent Scholes.
Funeral services held Monday, Feb. 19, 11 a.m., at the Roosevelt LDS 4th Ward Chapel. 
Burial was in the Roosevelt Memorial Park under the direction of the Hullinger Mortuary.

Albert L. Higgins

Albert Louis "Al" Higgins, 74, died Feb. 22, 2001 in Sun City West, Ariz. He was born Feb. 16, 1927 in Salt Lake City to Albert Louis and Anna Pauline Vanderwerf Higgins. He married Lorraine Pope on May 29, 1954 in Vernal. She died April 5, 1991. 
He was a former employee and auto sales manager of Showalter Ford in Vernal for 37 years. He was a member of Vernal Elks Lodge. 
He loved golf and was a member of the Vernal Mens Golf Association. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed family gatherings and camping, and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by son, Scott L. Higgins, Vernal; daughter, Vicki (Kelly) McElvain, Denver, Colo.; four grandchildren, Patrick, Heather, Ashley and Mitch; brother, Charles R. Higgins, Newberg, Ore.; brother and sister-in-law, ArLlyn and D'Ann Roberts, Vernal; two nephews and five nieces. 
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Vernal Christian Church. 
Burial was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

Francis Webb

Frances L. Webb, loving mother to Doris Goddard and her husband, Michael, and to Dick Webb and his wife, Kathy, passed away on Feb. 21, 2001 in Sacramento, Calif. 
Francis was born Jan. 3, 1914 in Minneapolis, Minn. She was the loving grandmother of six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. 
Graveside services were held Saturday, Feb. 24 at Mount Vernon Memorial Park in Fair Oaks, Calif.

Jackie Wilkins

Funeral services for Jackie Mann Wilkins, born April 14, 1931 and died Feb. 17, 2001, were held Feb. 21 in the Vernal 4th LDS Ward Chapel with Bishop Joe Maestas conducting. 
Michael Wilkins, son, offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Eleanor Marshall. 
Randy Gray, son-in-law, gave the invocation with remarks offered by Bishop Maestas. 
Tributes were given by granddaughters, Danielle Batty, Lesha Coltharp and friends. 
Speakers were Bobbi Barrus, friend, and Todd Wilkins, son.
A medley of Primary songs were sung by grandchildren, accompanied by Kelly Oaks; Gerri Benedicto, accompanied by Eleanor Marshall, sang "Greatest Love of All;" and Rosalie Mott, accompanied by Luane Larsen, sang "Wind Beneath My Wings."
Dustin Gray, grandson, gave the benediction and Brett Wilkins, son, dedicated the grave. 
Pallbearers were Blake Wilkins, Matthew Wilkins, Tony Batty, Brandon Wilkins, Dustin Gray and Bret Coltharp. 
Honorary pallbearers were Shawn Wilkins, Brett Wilkins, Randy Gray, David Wilkins, Todd Wilkins, Trevor Wilkins, Michaek Wilkins and Gary Stewart. 
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.

Arnold T. Obermueller

Arnold Theodore Obermueller, "Slug," 79 passed away May 6, 2000 at Uintah Basin Medical Center in Roosevelt. He was born July 8, 1920 in Lincoln, Kan., a son of August and Bertha Obermueller. 
He worked in the oil fields and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He is a lifetime member of VFW and Our Saviour Lutheran Church. Slug enjoyed hunting, fishing and being in the outdoors.
He is survived by a daughter and two sons, Caroll L. Mahoney, Kodiak, Alaska.; Rick (Deborah) Obermueller, Harrisville; and Craig (Dianna) Obermueller, Jensen; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Nobert (Alice) Obermueller, San Jose, Calif.; Elmer (Marilyn) Obermueller, Wichita, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Hal and Keith; two brothers, Gerheart and Paul Obermueller. 
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at 11 a.m. at Our Saviour Lutheran Church with Pastor Roger Sterle conducting. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary before going to the Church for services. 
Interment will be in the Vernal Memorial Park with military honors given by the American Legion. 
Services are under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

Clifford L. Massey

Clifford Lewis Massey, 69, passed away May 6, 2000 at Uintah Basin Medical Center in Roosevelt. Clifford was born May 5, 1931 in Vernal, a son of Sewell and Sarah Murray Massey. He married DeLaine Watkins and they later divorced. He then married Ruby Sweatfield.
Clifford worked as a contractor and owner of Massey Fencing. He enjoyed hunting, camping, fishing, the out-doors and all sports. He loved working with his livestock and farming.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Scott Massey.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby; four children, Sheree (Richard) Offutt, Vernal; Sherry (Daryl) Jensen, Sacramento, Calif.; Bret (Kathy) Massey, Vernal; Cully Massey, Sacramento, Calif.; two step-children, Karleen (Kevin) Reiley, Park City; and Terry (Stacy) Sweatfield, Baton Rouge, La.; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four sisters and one brother. 
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at 2 p.m at the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary, 15 E. 100 N., Vernal. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the mortuary. 
Interment will be in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

Elva Stewart

Elva Massey Stewart, 91, passed away on April 19, 2000. She was born in Vernal on Feb. 25, 1909.
Married Enoch J. Stewart on July 19, 1933 in Pocatello, Idaho; marriage later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple.
Survivors: daughter, Anita (Kenny) Ashby; grandchildren; Brent (Kate) Ashby, Clark (Mindy) Ashby, Scott (Tamara) Ashby, Kenna (Nick) Hefner, Alisa (Sean) Ziebarth, Sarah (Michael) Johnson; 18 great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be Friday, May 12, 2000, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 S. State Street in Salt Lake City. 
Interment will be Saturday, May 13, 2000 at 12 noon at the Vernal Memorial Park.

Kathleen Barker

Kathleen Barker, 65, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2000 at her home in Layton.
She was born July 20, 1934 in Hood River, Ore., a daughter of Fredrick Lavern and Vernal J. Richards Gehring. She married Keith J. Barker June 9, 1951 in Hood River, Ore. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Kathleen was an accounting supervisor for the U.S. Forest Service.
She is survived by her husband, Keith, of Layton; one daughter, Kelli M. (Shawn) Whitesides, Syracuse; five grandchildren; her mother of Layton and one sister, Myrle Crown, of Layton.
She was preceded in death by three daughters, Deborah, Teresa and Lisa.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 6 at Lindquist's Layton Mortuary, with Bishop Langford officiating.
Interment was at the Lindquist's Memorial Park under the direction of Lindquist's Layton Mortuary.

Mildred G. Reese

Funeral services for Mildred G. Reese, born March 27, 1924 and died June 26, 2000, were held Thursday, June 29 in the First Baptist Church with Pastor Ron Sathe conducting. 
Les Inabnit played the prelude and postlude music. 
Pastor Sathe offered a scripture and prayer. 
Debra Higginson and Betty Lewallen, accompanied by Les Inabnit, sang "Precious Memories," and "Beyond The Sunset." A piano solo was also played, titled "Church In The Wildwood."
Charles Whitaker read Psalms 23 and offered remarks. 
Pastor Sathe offered a message and conducted the committal service.
Pallbearers were James W. Reese, Jr., Charles Whitaker, Tommy Reese, Terry Commander, Ernie Zumwalt and Mike Burris. 
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 


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