Obituaries

 

 

Sarah Colleen Bagnall Larsen

 

Sarah Colleen Bagnall Larsen, 84 passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, at Pheasant Run Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, South Jordan.

She was born June 1, 1934 in Moroni, Utah to Lewis Rawlin Bagnall and Utahna Jensen.

She married Calvert Therald Larsen in the Manti LDS Temple on July 27, 1962. Colleen loved life. She spent her young childhood days in Chester and moved with her family to Ephraim in her teenage years.

She loved school and making friends. Colleen graduated from high school and Snow College in Ephraim, where she gave the valedictorian address. After high school she attended Brigham Young University and graduated with high honors with a degree in Education.

She taught elementary school in the Jordan and Salt Lake City school systems for four years before serving an LDS mission in the Northern Mexican Mission. She returned from her mission and taught school for a year in Salt Lake City before marrying Calvert.

They made their first home in St Paul, Minnesota and lived there for 10 years. While in Minnesota, they added Chris Rawlin, Scott Calvert and Sarah Jane to their family.

They later moved to Sonoma, California where Brian Therald was born. They have also have made their home in Utah, Iowa, and Virginia.

Colleen spent her whole life serving others. Foremost she was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, loving and serving her husband, four children, 18 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren up until the time of her death.

She was an accomplished seamstress, had a beautiful singing voice, played the piano, and was a marvelous cook. Living in Virginia gave her the opportunity to serve in many church callings. She loved the people in her ward and stake, and considered them a part of her family.

In her later years, Colleen beat breast cancer and then was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. She endured these challenging conditions bravely and with faith. Even in the final stages of Alzheimer’s, she continued to have an infectious laugh and smile. Her face would light up when she received visits from family and friends, especially when her little grandchildren and great-grandchildren would climb up on her lap.

Colleen is survived by her husband: Calvert Larsen, South Jordan; four children: Chris (Marilee) Larsen, Ephraim; Scott (Kim) Larsen, Virginia; Sarah (Justin) Devenberg, South Jordan; and Brian (Emili) Larsen, Nibley, 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Colleen was preceded in death by her parents, her younger sister, Carolena Rasmussen and younger brother, Lewis Rawlin Bagnall Jr.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 in the Ephraim Stake Center, 400 E. Center St., Ephraim, Utah. The viewing will go from 9-10:30 a.m. with the funeral following at 11 a.m.

Internment will follow in the Ephraim City Cemetery.

Her family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation for all those who cared for their mother at the Pheasant Run Alzheimer’s Special Care Center and Hearts for Hospice.

 

Bette Marie Jensen

 

Bette Marie Jensen

 

Bette Marie Jensen, 97, of Ephraim, passed away on Sept. 10, 2018 in Centerfield. Bette was born on Dec. 3, 1920 in Fallon, Nevada to Frederick and Dora Miller Hawkins.

Bette married Byron Jared Jensen on Oct. 3, 1939 in Richfield. He preceded her in death on June 9, 1992. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served faithfully in many callings.

She was involved in various clubs and was an avid bowler since the bowling alley opened. She was employed by Stubbs, Inc. for approximately 30 years and retired from working at the Sanpete Sampler. Bette was a dedicated mother and grandmother. She loved crocheting and spending time in her yard.

She is survived by her children: Jerrelyn (Jerry) Blankenship; Cathy Fox; and Rolayne (Lamar) Barton, all of Ephraim; daughter-in-law, Carol Jensen of St. George; 15 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Michael; daughter-in-law, Nellie Faye Henningson Jensen; brothers, Harold and Frederick Jr. Hawkins; granddaughters, Trina and Janette.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 at noon in the Ephraim Stake Center. Friends may call at the Stake Center on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 6-7 p.m. and also prior to services from 10-11:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Ephraim Park Cemetery.

Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com.

Don Lamont Sorensen

 

Don Lamont Sorensen

 

Don Lamont Sorensen, 88, passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018.

Don was born July 9, 1930 to Joseph Lamont and Thelma Watson Sorensen in Spring City, Utah. Don grew up in Spring City and attended school in Spring City and Mt. Pleasant. While growing up he helped his dad herd sheep and later became a sheep herder for the town herd. He worked construction and moved to Salt Lake City to work for Interstate Brick. In July, 1951, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in Korea for 16 months.

Upon his return he went back to work at Interstate Brick, where he worked 33 years until he retired. He married Shirley Marie Lund of Fountain Green, Nov. 20, 1953. They became the proud parents of four rowdy boys: Steven, Michael, Randy and Gary. On Jan. 26, 1967 they took the four boys to be sealed in the Salt Lake Temple.

Don liked to be busy and enjoyed many hobbies, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, mechanics, and loved playing with the grandkids. After retirement they moved back to Spring City in 1997. They love the mountains, the small town, and the many friends. Don was a member of the VFW Post 9276.

Don is survived by his loving wife Shirley of 64 years, three sons: Steven Sorensen, Spring City, Randy (Danell) Sorensen, South Jordan, Gary Sorensen, North Salt Lake, seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his parents, and son Michael Sorensen.

Services were held Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the Cedar Creek Ward Building in Spring City, with viewing prior to the services.

Interment Spring City Cemetery. Online condolence at rasmussenmortuary.com.

 

Dennis J. Hill

 

Dennis J. Hill

 

Dennis J. Hill, 67, our strong, hardworking, humorous and personable husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to everyone, left us suddenly in Gunnison on Sept. 8, 2018, from a massive heart attack.

He was born in Panguitch, Utah on July 18, 1951 to Forrest and Lucele Riggs Hill. His family moved to the Gunnison Valley when he was four. He learned how to drive a tractor when he was very young, and told his mother he didn’t need to go to school. He could just stay home and drive the tractor. Dennis graduated from GVHS in 1969, then attended Utah Technical College in Salt Lake, earning a degree in diesel mechanics.

Dennis married the love of his life, Stella Sorenson on July 1, 1972 in the Manti Temple. They lived in Granger for seven years, then moved to Gunnison to raise their family where they grew up.

He served in many local and church organizations in the valley, holding many different positions. He was always there with advice and a toolbox to fix anything we got ourselves into. He referred to it as his magic wand. He never met a project that he couldn’t fix.

Dennis welcomed his children’s friends into our home. On occasion, he would also require them to get up early to change sprinklers.

He was a genuine man who showed interest in all his friends. You always knew where you stood with him. Dennis also had a handle (nickname) for many people—some not very flattering.

During his midlife crisis, he bought a Harley Davidson. Dennis and Stella took many trips on the bike. A cross country trip to Nauvoo was the most memorable.

He loved the simple things in life: hunting, fishing, camping, boating and farming. He loved all his family, although it might have been shown by a strong hand grip on the back of your neck or a shout to the boys. He died doing what he loved doing best—working– with his hands dirty and his boots on (even if they were a crappy pair of tennis shoes).

He is survived by his wife, Stella, Gunnison; Andrew (Heather) Gunnison; Benjamin (Megan) Gunnison; Samantha (David) Pappe, Orem; Chad (Jamie), Spanish Fork; Daniel, Fillmore; grandchildren: Madelynn, Kaylee, Jackson, Harley, Alexis, Jet, Brinlee, Tyce, Karson, Gatlin, Beckham, and Sofie; brothers: Eddie, Jerel, and Dick; sisters: Marjorie and Clarice. Preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the Gunnison Stake Center, 80 West Center, where friends may call Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. or Friday morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Burial will be in the Gunnison Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com.

Julie Ann Hansen Cosby

 

Julie Ann Hansen Cosby

 

Our loving mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, friend and neighbor, Julie Ann Hansen Cosby, 56, passed away Sept. 3, 2018 at her home in Centerfield.

She was born in Gunnison, May 23, 1962, to Junior Lester and Glenna Allred Hansen. She attended elementary school and high school in Gunnison. She married Larry G. Cosby Aug. 4, 1979. Together they had Larry Jr., and Nikkie Ann. They later divorced.

Julie worked at Perfect Pleet in Aurora, Melva Lund’s Drive Inn in Gunnison and Hansen Yardcare in Centerfield. She then went on to pursue her talents as a ceramic artist and tole painter with a ceramic shop, J & L’s Unique Ceramics and Suntan Unlimited, where she taught tole painting, ceramic and plaster classes.

She continued this for many years until she was diagnosed in November 2000 with Guillain Barre Syndrome (French polio) and RSD nerve disorder. This paralyzed her from the waist down and caused continuing health problems. Because of her love for all animals, she created Julie’s Puppy Palace where she groomed dogs until her health no longer allowed her to work.

Julie had many hobbies and talents. She loved hunting, crocheting, painting, baking, cooking, yard work, her flowers and camping. She loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved to tend her grandchildren and any time spent with them. She also enjoyed the many years spent tending her nieces and nephews. She was their special Aunt Nana.

Julie was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her favorite calling was serving in the nursery with the young children. She had a strong testimony of her Heavenly Father and loved to pray to him.

Julie faced many challenges with her health throughout her life. Despite all of her struggles, she never let it get her down. She still found a way to help others and her door was open to anyone. Her greatest love in this life was her family. She will be deeply missed by all those she touched throughout her lifetime. Her lovable, spunky personality and great sense of humor left us with memories that we will never forget.

Julie is survived by her children, Larry Jr. (Katie Jo) Cosby, Aurora; and Nikkie (Adam) Higham, Centerfield; five grandchildren: Bronsen, Brylee, Erica, Dax and Kaydence (K-Dawg); siblings: Harvey (Connie) Hansen, Gunnison; Brent Hansen, Centerfield; Vickie Ludvigson, Centerfield; Kathy (Kevin) Crane, Centerfield; aunts: Joye Hanson, Gunnison; Ludean (Frank) Atwood, Nephi.

She is proceeded in death by her parents; brother, Larry Glen; brother-in-law, Glade Ludvigson; nephew, Jason Ludvigson; fiancé, Lee Bartholomew.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at noon in the Centerfield LDS Ward Chapel, 210 South Main, where friends may call Friday, from 6-8 p.m., and again Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Interment will be in the Centerfield City Cemetery. Funeral Directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina, and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com.

 

 

 

Larry Gardell Osborne

Larry Gardell Osborne

 

Larry Gardell Osborne, 81 of Fairview, died Aug. 28, 2018 in Provo.

He was born July 5, 1937 in Fairview, to Gardell and Alta Amundsen Osborne.  He graduated from North Sanpete High School, Snow College, and Utah State University.  Larry served in the U.S. Army from 1960-1965.

He married Baerbel Weber while stationed in Germany in 1964.  They had two children: Patti (Mike) McCormack, New York, and Chris Osborne, Salt Lake City.  They later divorced.

He worked at the Veteran’s Hospital in Salt Lake City as a cardiology technician and after retirement he moved back to Fairview.  He enjoyed hunting, riding horses and herding sheep in his younger years.

He was a great fan of John Wayne and his home is full of John Wayne memorabilia.  He was also an avid follower of baseball and enjoyed playing golf in his later years.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Jeanette Terry.  He is survived by his children, two sisters, LaWana Shepherd, Spanish Fork and Jeri Brady, Fairview; brother-in-law, Ross Terry, Fairview, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Rasmussen Mortuary, with viewing prior to services. Interment in the Fairview City Cemetery.  Online condolence at www.rasmussenmortuary.com.

Robert Warren Evans

Robert Warren Evans

 

Robert Warren Evans passed away Friday, Aug.24, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada after a long fight with congestive heart failure.

Robert, “our gift from God, our guardian angel”, was born on July 25,1971 to parents of his choosing, Richard W. and Patty Evans of Mojave Valley, Arizona, and Kathleen M. (Prock) and Richard Shepherd of Sterling, Utah.

Kathleen says, “His father and I had a very close relationship with our bright, mechanically inclined, artistic and creative-minded, very fun-loving soul.”

Robert loved to laugh a lot, play pranks, and was just plain fun to be around. He touched the lives of many friends and family.

His one dream was to design gas tanks for Harley Davidson motorcycles, and he loved choppers.

He will be missed immensely by all whom his path crossed, and with whom he shared his life.

He is survived by sister Leslie, brother Patrick, stepsisters Athena, Angel, stepbrothers Bryant and Steven, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceded in death by grandparents Warren and Mary Evans, Lois Christiansen, Frank Prock, and other aunts, uncles and cousins.

“We love you, Rob, you are living in our hearts always.”

Ellen Virginia Sorensen Long

 

Ellen Virginia Sorensen Long

 

 

Ellen Virginia Sorensen Long, 77, passed away Aug. 26, 2018 in Payson, Utah.

She was born April 13, 1941 in Salt Lake City to Eugene Clarence and Inez Virginia Powell Sorensen. She married Allen M. Long on Oct. 9, 1961, later sealed on Oct. 9, 1962 in the Logan Temple. She loved her husband and family very much.

Ellen held many positions in her church callings. Ellen loved to travel, and through her travels she had the opportunity to do humanitarian service to an orphanage in Peru. She was always looking for ways to help others, many times without the person knowing. She never wanted to be recognized for the service that she did.

Mom always felt that her grandest accomplishment was her family. Whenever one of her grandchildren or great-grandchildren’s names was mentioned, she would say “Oh, I love them so much”, and start telling something special about them. For each of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren she made a special Christmas stocking.

Ellen loved to spend time with her friends, and would do many crafts. She also took many trips with her dear friends.

Mom and dad moved to Fairview and lived there for the past 28 years. They loved their home, waking up every morning to the sound of wind chimes and their beautiful view of the mountains. In fact, mom loved to walk the area, she would walk every day about eight miles, and nobody could keep up with her speedy step.

Survived by her loving husband Allen M. Long, her daughters: Michelle (Ben) Larsen and Annette (Bob) Garner; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; two brothers and one sister.

Preceded in death by her son Scott “Scotty” Allen Long, and her parents.

Funeral will be held Saturday Sept. 1, 2018, with a viewing at 11 a.m. at Larkin Mortuary, with graveside services will be held at Wasatch Lawn Memorial, 3401 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City.

Charles Ray Rasmussen

 

Charles Ray Rasmussen

 

Charles Ray Rasmussen, 92, passed away in Payson, Utah, on Aug. 13, 2018 of causes incident to age. He was born in Ephraim on Aug. 1, 1926 and raised in Manti. As a youth he was a jockey and worked for the U.S. Forest Service.

“Chuck” enlisted in the Army and finished his training in Hawaii.

He returned to Utah and earned degrees at both Snow College and the University of Utah, receiving a Bachelors of Fine Arts and Architecture in 1953.

He married Jean Dyreng May 27, 1949 in the Manti Temple. They have six children.

Chuck was an innovative architect. His career took him to Cedar City, then California. He was active in Kiwanis and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many callings, a mission to Denmark, then as an ordinance as worker at the Provo Temple.

See full obituary at premierefuneral.com.

He was preceded in death by wife, Jean Dyreng, his parents, Homer and Caroline Rasmussen, sisters, brother-in-laws, and son-in-law; Irla (Claud) Maylett, Valene (Lawrence) Nielsen, Roena (Mac) Shields, and Ricky Long.  He is survived by his six children and spouses,  32 grandchildren, and 64 great- grandchildren: Karen Rasmussen Long, David (Shauna) Rasmussen, Kimball (Shelley) Rasmussen, Diane (Mike) Sellers, Kathleen Rasmussen Davis, and Daniel (Stacey) Rasmussen.

The funeral will be held Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at 11 a.m., viewing at 9:30 a.m., Chapel 546 North 500 West in Orem.

A graveside service will be held at the Ephraim Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. the same day.

Cian Kendall Garth Brown

 

Cian Kendall Garth Brown

 

Cian Kendall Garth Brown, infant son of Chris “CJ”Allen, Jr. and Shantel “Tella” Clark Brown, was born and passed away on Aug. 20, 2018 in Gunnison.

He is the brother of Keiley-Jean RaNae Brown and the grandson of Sean and Kristy Clark, Chris Allen Brown and Shirlene Hazel Brown, and the great-grandson of Jean Dutton, Martin and Gayle Stock, and Robert “Bob” Clark. He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Wendy Clark, Kendall “Mel” Dutton, Garth and Nola RaNae Hazel.

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the Spring City Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com.

Gladys Tuttle Andersen

 

Gladys Tuttle Andersen

 

Our dear mother, Gladys Tuttle Andersen, 89, passed away on Aug. 25, 2018 in Gunnison.

Gladys was born in Manti, Utah on July 1, 1929 to William Ambrose and Alice Davenport Tuttle, the eighth of nine children. She grew up in Manti, attended local schools and graduated from Manti High School in 1947. She attended Snow College where she was a cheerleader.

She married her eternal companion, Roger Cyril Andersen on July 28, 1950 in the Manti Temple. They started their married life together in Gunnison and were blessed with four daughters. He preceded her in death in 1992.

Gladys was involved in community and church activities, and volunteered at the Gunnison Valley Hospital for many years. Gladys served in the Relief Society, Primary and many years in the Manti Temple. She was instrumental in implementing the Cub Scout program in Gunnison Valley. She received the Silver Beaver Award for her service in scouting in 1976.

She enjoyed serving others and spending time with friends and family. She never missed an opportunity to share her testimony and love of the gospel. She knew that families were forever.

Gladys is survived by her children: Mitzi (Norman) Mecham, Logan; Janice (David) Dalley, Riverton; Suzanne (Jim) Sanders, Gunnison; and Cynthia (Dan) Gagon, Provo; 17 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren; her younger sister, Wilma (John) Hougaard, Twin Falls, Idaho; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Nicholas Sanders; four sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the Gunnison Stake Center, 80 West Center Street, where friends may call Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m. and Wednesday morning 9:30–10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Gunnison City Cemetery.

Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com.

Maynard Donnell Sorenson

 

Maynard Donnell Sorenson

            Maynard Donnell Sorenson, 85, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

            He was born Sept.20, 1932, the son of Maynard and Vera Olivorson Sorenson. His early youth was spent in Axtell, Utah. He married Jeanene Weed, Nov. 4, 1950. They are the parents of two sons: Steve, of Tonapah, Arizona and Kelly, of Centerfield, Utah. They resided in Los Angeles, California. Jeanene passed away in 2010.

            Donnell married Lavon Marie Hoffman Hillesland on Feb. 8, 2012.

            Donnell started his career at McDonnell Douglas in Los Angeles, California as a metal finisher. Shortly after that, he started his own business, which grew to five businesses in metal finishing including Precious Metal Reel to Reel Finishing all in Los Angeles, which he ran for 65 years.

            He also was a real estate developer with developments in Scottsdale, Arizona and Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was the owner of office buildings in the Salt Lake City area, most notable the Denver Building which houses the Veterans Administration Offices Complex.

            Donnell developed and patented a nozzle system which was used to extinguish the fires at the launch site after launches of the space shuttle, as well as in large power stations and sewer systems.

            He was an avid flyer for business and pleasure. He was a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association since 1970, as well as a member of the American Bonanza Society. It was fun see Donnell fly over and tip his wings as he buzzed the family farm in Axtell signaling us to drive over and pick him up at the Redmond Airport.           

            Don loved to shoot skeet and was a member of a shooters club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and made trips home to hunt deer in our canyons with his dad Maynard.

            He is survived by his wife, Lavon; Lavon’s daughter, Kim Hillesland, both of Los Angeles; sons: Steve and Kelly; numerous grandchildren; brother, Bill (Debbie) Sorenson, Jerome, Idaho; sisters: Marnie (Bill) Clawson, Leawood, Kansas; Laurel (Ray) Christensen, Mayfield; and Robyn (Hal) Hendrickson, Gunnison. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Sheila Sorenson; an infant sister, Karen, and first wife Jeanene.

            A private graveside service for the immediate family will be held Saturday, July 21, 2018 in the Gunnison City Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com.

            Donnell will be greatly missed by family and friends alike.

Elsie Kay Dyches

Elsie Kay Dyches

            Elsie Kay Dyches, 77, of Moroni, passed away July 18, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family.

            She was born March 7, 1941 in Fairview, to Caleb T. and Rachel Blackham Hartley. She married Bernell R. “Boone” Dyches on July 1, 1959 in Fairview. They were married 56 years and raised four children.

            Kay always loved to be around her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, spending time on the desert while her family sheared sheep, cutting wood, playing bingo and watching ball games. She excelled in gardening and taking care of her goats. She loved and had a positive impact on all who were blessed to be part of her life.          She is survived by her children: Tammy Thompson, Ogden; Scott (Diane) Dyches, Moroni; Allison Boudreaux, Moroni; Jarred (Christina) Dyches, Moroni; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; siblings: Norma Gean (Bill) Alston, Washington; Ellis Hartley, Provo; Bob (June) Hartley, Ely, Nevada and Dorene Sperry, Provo.

            Preceded in death by her parents, husband, Bernell Dyches, sister; Linda Goforth Seethaler; sister-in-law, Esther Dyches; son-in-law, Bart Thompson; niece, Shelly Dyches; nephew, Cody Dyches; great-nephews, Colton Dyches and Mason Dyches Burnside.

            Graveside services were held Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Moroni City Cemetery at 11 a.m. Online condolences at www.rasmussenmortuary.com.

Howard Alan Hagemeister

Howard Alan Hagemeister

                Howard Alan Hagemeister, devoted husband, loving father, Lionel train collector, sailing enthusiast, and dapper dresser returned home July 19, 2018, in Manti, after a year and a half bout with cancer. Howard was welcomed home by his mother and father, Ruth Blunk and Alfred Hagemeister, and his first born son, Mark.

                Women always had their eyes on Howard. First there was his mother, Ruth. She first laid eyes on him Jan. 19, 1934 in Fort Collins, Colorado when they placed her newborn son in her arms. 18 years later, he caught the eye of a 17 year old junior at Fort Collins High School. On May 12, 1953 Howard married Eileen Marion Knight, the only girl he ever kissed.

                Eileen joined the LDS Church in 1960. However, never one to make a rash decision, Howard waited 33 years to be baptized in 1993. They were sealed to each other, along with their children in the Salt Lake Temple, June 4, 1994.

                Although Howard took his time to embrace the gospel, he jumped in with both feet. He and Eileen served a mission in Quebec, Canada in 2000. He had numerous callings in the church but his greatest love was serving in the temple. He served as an ordinance worker in the Manti Temple for three years and as a sealer for 12 years.

Howard Alan Hagemeister

 

                Howard was a patriot. Enlisting in the Navy in 1952, he served his country in body for four years and in heart and spirit for the rest of his life.

                Waiting to reunite with their husband, father, brother and grandfather on some glorious day yet to come are wife, Eileen; children: Susan Granger, Paul (Denise) Hagemeister and Rene Hagemeister, all of Manti; brother, Charles (Pearl) Hagemeister, Fort

Collins, Colorado; as well as 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

                Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the Manti Tabernacle. There will be no public visitation. Burial will be in the Manti Cemetery with military honors by the Manti American Legion Post #31 and Navy Honor Guard. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com

                Howard had little tolerance for mean spirited people. In lieu of flowers please do a random act of kindness in his name.

 

Ronna Lee Swenson Torgerson

 

Ronna Lee Swenson Toregerson

                On what would have been her mother’s 125th birthday, July 20, 2018, Ronna Lee Swenson Torgerson, our sweet mother, passed away and into the waiting arms of those who passed before.

                She was born Feb. 4, 1931 in Fairview, Utah to Anthere and John Swenson, the youngest of 10 children. She married LaVern Torgerson June 30, 1947.

                They have four children: Michael (Gail), Randy (Kathy), Jacalyn (Joe) and Gary (Lynne). Mom and dad spent many years in Wayne County, Utah before moving to Salt Lake City in 1956. They moved to Denver in 1962.    

                Mom worked for Frito-Lay in Denver for many years, driving 125 miles from one end of Denver to the other in rain, sleet, hail and snow. She left Frito-Lay in 1971 when they opened the first of their service stations.         

                They retired in 1986, spent a few years as Snowbirds in Arizona during the winter and summers at the cabin they built together in Coaldale, Colorado, then finally came home to Richfield where Vern passed away in 2004.

                Mother lost her vision in 2001, but fought valiantly to remain independent. She moved back to Denver to be near Jackie and Gary and into Sunny Acres Retirement Center when she could no longer take proper care of herself. Dementia is an incredibly cruel disease, and mom gave the fight of her lifetime to combat it . . . but in the end, sadly, it took her.

                She is survived by her children, nine grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson, as well as many well-loved nieces and nephews.

                She was preceded in death by her husband, Vern; grandson Anthony Porath; brothers Shirley, Ross, Jay, Harry and Dwaine; and her sisters: Wilma, Vanetta, Ora and Helen.

                Viewing will be held Saturday, July 28 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Rasmussen Mortuary in Mt. Pleasant Utah.

                Graveside service at noon in the Upper Fairview City Cemetery in Fairview, Utah. We will keep your legacy alive, mom with the love, kindness, principles, humor and hard work ethic you instilled in all of us. We love you forever and ever. Online condolences at rasmussenmortuary.com.

Maurine Tatton Bown

 

                As one journey ends, a new one begins for Maurine Tatton Bown on July 7, 2018.

                Maurine was born Dec. 8, 1932 in Salt Lake City, the daughter of Lou Wallace and Thelma Josephine Smith Tatton.

                She attended Manti High School. She married the love of her life, Francis Basil Bown in March of 1950.

                Maurine worked in Food Service at Hill Air Force Base and managed two other restaurants. She also worked as a seamstress in several sewing manufacturing companies and her most recent work was as a Home Health Care Aid in the Home Health Care Industry.

                She enjoyed camping, fishing, sewing, painting, gardening, woodworking, reading and old westerns. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and her dog Hanna.

                Maurine is survived by her daughters: Bonnie Swapp (Frank), Vickie Williams, Sherie King, Shellie Bown; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; sisters: Marie Combes, Kathy Anderson (Harry), Betty Conner and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers, two sisters, son Douglas Bown, and two sons-in-law: Clint Williams and Dave King.

                The family will celebrate her life on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 at her home from 1-4 p.m. Interment will be in the Clearfield City Cemetery, Clearfield.

                Arrangements entrusted to Provident Funeral Home of Ogden. Online condolences may be expressed at www.providentfuneralhome.com.