Obituaries

Beth LaVonia Anderson Christiansen

 

Beth LaVona Anderson Christiansen, 85, passed away Aug. 6, 2019 at her home in Gunnison surrounded by family.

She was born Aug. 27, 1933 in Salt Lake City to Hyrum Ephraim and Elvira Magdeline Larsen Anderson. She married Jack A. Christiansen Dec. 28, 1955 in Nevada. The marriage was solemnized Dec. 16, 1963 in the Manti Temple. He preceded her in death Oct. 14, 1998.

Mother was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many positions. She loved to camp and do fun things with her family, painting and taking care of Dennis.

She is survived by her children: Dennis Jack Christiansen, Gunnison; Mary Ann (Bruce) Robison, Fillmore; Lee Nels (Jan) Christiansen, Phoenix, Arizona; Diane (Enrique) Salazas, Fillmore; Fay (Kenneth) Barker, Salina; James (Shelli) Christiansen, Herriman; Paul (Robin) Christiansen, Hurricane; 21 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

Also preceded in death by parents; children: Stan Christiansen and Debra Christiansen; siblings: Alberta Keisel, Rod Fossel.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Gunnison 2nd Ward Chapel, 80 West Center. Burial was in the Manti Cemetery.

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

 

Dorothy Peterson

Dorothy “Jean” Anderson Peterson, 82, passed away Aug. 12, 2019 in Gunnison, Utah.

She was born on April 4, 1937 in Ephraim to Allen and Dorothy Rose Bedell Anderson. She married Stanford Peterson Nov. 29, 1957 in the Manti Temple.

Jean was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as a Relief Society president and other callings. She loved to sew, quilt, cook and share her meals and baked goods with others. She sang in a double trio for many years. She spent many years enjoying her work as a recreational therapist at the Mayfield Care Center.

Jean was a loving wife, mother and grandmother to her large family.

She is survived by her husband; children: Melinda Peterson, Mayfield; Melissa (Steve) Lund, Manti; Michelle (Tom) Bailey, Ephraim; Melody Peterson, Mayfield; Monica (Mike) Lund, West Jordan; Maria (Bruce) Fuller, Mayfield; Marcy (Andy) Tanner, Murray; Mitzi (Martin) Gillen, Henderson, Nevada; Jared (Kayde) Peterson, Mayfield; Megan (Jeremy) Vincent, Gunnison; Jody (Ryan) Newman, Elk Ridge; 23 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; siblings: Rosmary (Dean) Larson, Sandy; sister-in-law, Annette Anderson, Orem.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Gary Anderson.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Mayfield LDS Ward Chapel where friends may call Sunday evening from 5-7 p.m. or Monday morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Mayfield Cemetery.

Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guest book www.maglebymortuary.com.

Thadeus Barr

 

Thadeus Barr (49) passed away peacefully Aug. 2, 2019 at Utah Valley Hospital.             Thad was born Jan. 23, 1970 to Richard and Toni Marie Barr. He was a graduate of North Sanpete High School.

Thad loved everyone he met and was loved by everyone. He was always ready and willing to help those in need. Thad had a special gift when it came to animals and was often seen around town walking his dogs. In his last days, Thad was the sole caregiver to his sister Kim and closest to his cousin Matthew Vincent and uncle Daniel Vincent.

Thad is survived by his siblings; Kimberly Barr, Julie Ison (Aaron), Sarah Spencer, Fred Spencer (Heather), Shawn Watson (Eryn), Amber (Barr) Ramos (Jorge), Rulon Barr (Isis), sister-in-law Brittini Barr, and many nieces and nephews, whom he adored.

Also survived by his aunt Michele Birtcher (Kenny), uncle Daniel Vincent and cousins Branden Vincent, Sara Vincent, Matthew Vincent, and Holly Jones (Matthew).         Thad is preceded in death by his father, paternal grandparents, brother (Zachary Barr) and stepmother (Sally Eileen Pett Barr).

The family would like to thank Bishop and sister Morley for all of their assistance, compassion and love during this difficult time.

Celebration of life services to be announced.

 

Patricia Baxter

 

Patricia Eva Alice ( Lund/Konold) Baxter

Patricia Eva Alice (Lund/Konold) Baxter passed away June 27 due to natural causes. Capricious, eccentric, unpredictable, kind hearted, she was a lover of animals, plants, glass and the down trodden.

Her husband Ken says, “My butterfly has gone.”
Survived by her husband Ken Baxter, daughter Chereneh K. Lentz and her two Chinamen Kailyer Konold and Kean Konold.
Graveside service on Friday, Aug. 9, at 3 p.m. at the Spring City Cemetery. Pot luck get-together at her home, 15E. 200 N, Spring City afterwards.

 

Debra Ilene Young Bills Harris

Debra Ilene Young Bills Harris

 

Debra Ilene Young Bills Harris, 64, passed away peacefully Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 in Orem, surrounded by loving family and cherished friends. Deb was born Feb. 23, 1955 in Nephi, Utah to Alva and Laverne Orgill Young.

Deb was married Aug. 3, 1975 in Reno, Nevada, to Ronald Bills who passed away Feb. 14, 1989. She re-married on April 2, 1992 to Michael John Harris in Ely, Nevada. Mike passed away May 24, 1994.

Deb had a wonderful sense of humor and a true fighting spirit. Deb would make friends very fast and was an impact on everyone she encountered. “Mama Deb” some would call her, others just “Mom”. She was an inspiration to those who knew her and loved by all that met her.

She is survived by her sister, Jolynn Young; brothers: Dennis Young, Kevin (Deann) Young; six wonderful children: Gena Bills, Corey (Brooke) Young, Lori (Steve) Vosburgh, Jason (Benita) Young, Delaney Bills, Joshua Bills (Thomas Galloway). Deb had numerous grandchildren and one newborn great-grandchild.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two loving husbands; grandmother, Suzie Tiffany; brother, Teddy Young; sisters, Vicki VanAusdale, Verna Marie Young; and granddaughter, Destiny Dawn Otte.

Cremation services have been held. Memorial services will be held Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 at 4 p.m. in the Magleby Mortuary Chapel, 50 S 100 W, Richfield, where friends may call from 3-3:45 p.m.

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

Leisha Marie LaCrone

Leisha Marie LaCrone

 

Leisha Marie LaCrone, 33, of Mt. Pleasant, decided to leave this earth, too early, on July 30, 2019, in Tuscon, Arizona.

Leisha was born March 28, 1986 to Woody (Alfred) LaCrone and Kamille Averett.
Leisha had tons of friends and loved each of them with all her heart.  She was one of the kindest, silliest, fun people we have ever known.  One sister said, “It has been a privilege to call this amazing woman my sister.”  Leisha’s favorite way to spend her free time was with those she loved, who always have been the number one light in her life, and her nieces, nephews and all of her friend’s children as well.
Leisha is survived by the love of her life and partner Ashley Cheney; mother, Kamille Averett; sisters, Lindsey Averett and Allie (Travis Owings); brother, Jeremy Christensen (Franki Eliason); nieces, Averie, Analee Ivison, and Maylee Poulsen; nephews, Christian Ivison, Xion Owings, and Teagin Poulson.
Leisha was preceded in death by her father Woody LaCrone, her best friend Rachal Grant; grandparents, Jim Averett, and Jeanette Terry; great-grandmothers, Melba Averett, Alta Osborne, and Fauna LaCrone; her uncle Kendall Strate; and, her favorite blue Shar-pei, Mowgli Ann.
A celebration of life will be held Friday, Aug. 9, at 2 p.m. in the Fairview Dance Hall. Online condolence rasmussenmortuary.com.

 

Shane Dyches

Shane Dyches

 

Shane Dyches was taken from us suddenly and unexpectedly on July 14, 2019.

Shane was outgoing, carefree and strong willed. He adored his family the most. He loved to be up in the mountains and in the great outdoors with his family, friends and dogs where he felt his best and enjoyed life at its fullest. Shane will be always remembered and missed by his wife Shelly Dyches, sons Chad Dyches, Justin Dyches, Zackery Dyches and Billy Dyches, also by his sister Heidi Sainsbury (Mark),brother Kim Dyches (Desiree), stepfather Terry Fonville, many nieces, nephews and cousins.   Preceded in death by his parents Gayle and Vernon. To honor shane there will be a cremation burial at the Moroni City Cemetery located at the northwest end of the Moroni City at 11 a.m. Aug. 2, 2019, followed by a celebration of his life for friends and family at the Fairview Senior Citizens Center at 160 North 100 West, Fairview.

Our lives will never be the same without Shane.

Donna Elizabeth ( Hemsley) Hoover

Donna Elizabeth (Hemsley) Hoover

 

Donna Elizabeth (Hemsley) Hoover (65), daughter of Commander Donald Edward Hoover and Loraine Coppel Wadkins Hoover, passed away on the morning of July 20, 2019 at her home in Manti after a recent diagnosis of cancer.

She was born in Bainbridge, Maryland.  As the daughter of a sailor in the United States Navy, she called many places home during her youth, including Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Seattle, Washington; San Diego, Pleasanton, and Livermore, California.

As an adult, she kept her adventurous spirit, living in San Jose, Milpitas, and Placerville, California.  Life’s adventures and challenges, including children, grandchildren, divorce, and the loss of her own parents resulted in Donna moving and resettling in a number of locations including El Dorado Hills and Rescue, California; Springville, Utah; Phoenix, Arizona; and finally, Manti.

She loved the United States of America and the freedoms she enjoyed living here.  She enjoyed her final years in Manti, and chose it for her final resting place.  Her travels were many and she loved the places where she lived over the course of her lifetime.

Most of all, she loved her eight children and believed that they were her greatest accomplishments in life.  She was a vocal supporter of the right to life and believed that “Children are an heritage of the Lord” (Psalm 127:3).   She is survived by her two sisters and one brother: Karen Wadkins Cortez, California; Sandra Wadkins Gruell, South Carolina; and Don Hoover, California, by eight children and their father: Richard Hemsley, California; Melody Hansen, Texas; Jill Mott, England; Teresa Robarts, California; Ryan Hemsley, California; Amy Stewart, California; Justin Hemsley, Arizona; Darren Hemsley, Utah and David Hemsley, Nevada, and by her ten grandchildren.

Donna was involved in family history, both for her own genealogy and volunteering to help others with their research.  She enjoyed both creating and appreciating the beauty of art, including gardening.

She loved to dance and enjoyed being part of the Oakland Temple Pageant with her family.  She also enjoyed reading and loved great literature.  Services to celebrate Donna’s life will be held in both Utah and California.  She passed with a firm hope in a glorious resurrection.  She will be missed by all who knew and loved her, until we meet again.

Catherine Mary Hawkins

Catherine Mary Hawkins

 

Catherine Mary Hawkins passed away on July 17, 2019 of natural causes.

Catherine was 84 years young.  She was a long time resident of Mt. Pleasant, and before moving to Utah lived in southern California, where she and her six siblings grew up.        Catherine worked as a waitress and then with school lunch before retiring.  Her life after moving to Utah was full of service.  She was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and served faithfully for many years as a temple worker in the Manti Temple.
She is survived by her daughter Twila Gutierrez of Spring City; five grandchildren: Joseph Guiterrez, Rachel Cardi, Michelle Robert, David Gutierrez, Esther Gutierrez, and ten great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her granddaughter Jessica Gutierrez.
The family gives a special thank you to all those who so faithfully served Catherine while she was here.

A viewing will be held on Friday, July 26, 2019 at Rasmussen Mortuary from 6-8 p.m. and graveside services will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.  All are invited. Online condolence www.rasmussenmortuary.com.

Thomas Tills

 

Thomas Tills, 80, of Ephraim, passed away peacefully the morning of Saturday, March 23, 2019, after suffering the effects of a serious stroke in April 2018 that left him bedridden and unable to communicate.

He was born in March, 1939, in Superior, Wisconsin and moved to Utah in the ‘80s.   

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Florence Tills, a sister, Carolyn Haugen, a brother, Richard Tills, and his previous wife, Elaine Tills.  

He is survived by his daughter, Fran (Lou), and his younger brother, James (“Gigi”) Tills.

Tom was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and loved his Savior very much.  In his youth he attended Catholic, Lutheran, and Methodist churches, and in 1972, at 33, he was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  

He graduated from Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, studied Chinese at Yale, and served in the United States Air Force intercepting and translating Chinese communications.

Tom enjoyed building bikes and working on computers.  Music was a lifelong passion of his and he played in many different bands for over 60 years.  For the last 14 years of his life he was also a friend, teacher, mentor, and “adopted grandpa” to Sarah, Wendy, and Rebecca Gillespie.

Tom was a sweet, wonderful man and was a friend to everyone who knew him.  We will miss him, but rejoice in his reunion with his parents, siblings, and other loved ones, and know that we’ll see him again when our turn comes.  

His mortal remains will be placed in a family burial plot in San Diego, California.

God be with you ‘till we meet again, Tom.

Afton William “Bill” Peterson

Afton William “Bill” Peterson

 

03-14-2019

 

Afton William “Bill” Peterson, 72, passed away March 8, 2019 in Topeka, Kansas, following a cardiac arrest.

He was born to Martha Lois Tooth and Afton B. Peterson on Nov. 20, 1946 in Ogden, Utah. He married Cindy Lee Nestman Aug. 7, 1969 in Ogden. They were blessed with two amazing children, Jen and Will, who, along with their spouses, were a huge part of his life.

Bill was raised and attended school in Ogden where he graduated from Bonneville High School. Many of those high school friends are still a part of his life today. Bill spent the summers of his youth in Manti with his grandparents on the Tooth family farm where he also made many lifelong friends and developed a great love for Manti. He jumped at the opportunity to move there with his family in 1980.

Throughout his life, Bill had various occupations, including retail management, EMT, insurance agent, business owner, and musician. Bill, with his wife Cindy, owned and operated a long-term care facility in Mayfield and then in Centerfield for over 20 years. He served as president of the Utah Health Care Association and was a member of the American Health Care Association.

In 1981, after losing his sight in a snowmobile accident, Bill dedicated over 25 years to creating and supporting his not-for-profit corporation Palisade Pals. Through this organization, he provided countless opportunities for people with disabilities. Bill’s community service also included a term on the Manti City Council, a term as the Sanpete County Democratic chairperson, and most importantly, president of the Utah Council of the Blind.

Bill is survived by his wife, Cindy; his children: Jennifer (Gerald) Christiansen, Manti; William (Laura) Peterson, Topeka, KS; grandchildren: Colt (Sierra) Christiansen, Melissa Mason, Kyle Christiansen, Kellie (Brian) Hudson; great-grandchildren: Kane Christiansen, Kannon Christiansen, Harlee Christiansen, Sophie Christiansen, Kolten Mason, Anna Mason, and Jameson Hudson. Bill is also survived by many other family and friends as he never knew a stranger.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Howard “Pinky” Kribs; and siblings: Bruce Peterson, Ann Peterson, and Dale Peterson.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. in the Manti High School Auditorium. A public viewing will be held on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. at Magleby Mortuary in Manti.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Utah Council of the Blind, PO Box 1415, Bountiful, Utah 84011-1415. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com.

Rhonda Mecham Peterson

Rhonda Mecham Peterson

 

03-14-2019

 

Our beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend Rhonda Mecham Peterson, age 36, was reunited with our Heavenly Father and many loved ones on March 9, 2019, in Gunnison.

She was born on Feb. 3, 1983 to A. Quay and Sharon Mecham of Axtell. Rhonda was the third of five daughters.

Rhonda married the love of her life, Lonnie Christian Peterson, for time and all eternity in the Manti Temple on Dec. 18, 2004. They have three beautiful children.

To know Rhonda was to love her. She was very outgoing. Her laugh was contagious and she was a bright light in our lives. She was so fun to be around and always had a great sense of humor, she was just so funny.

If you were with her you were having a good time. She was compassionate, selfless, and loved everyone unconditionally. She was a beautiful person inside and out.

Rhonda was very adventurous and loved the outdoors. She loved hunting, camping, snowmobiling, dirt biking, snowboarding, shed hunting, wake boarding, hiking, and was fascinated in Native American history and artifacts.                                             Rhonda was amazing, there wasn’t anything she couldn’t do or fix; she turned “their” garage into a wood shop, she was restoring her high school car, “The Nova”, and enjoyed working with leather, making jewelry, and cooking. There wasn’t a sport that Rhonda didn’t love and she excelled in softball and basketball. She was a great athlete. Rhonda had a passion for shoes—her motto was “If the shoe fits buy one in every color.”

While in high school she earned her pharmacy tech license and then after graduating from Gunnison Valley High School she worked as an EMT. She then pursued her education at Southern Utah University graduating with a bachelor’s in physical education.

She was accepted into a PA program back East which she turned down to be a stay-at-home mom. She just recently started working towards her master’s degree.

Rhonda was a wonderful, loving wife and mother. Her kids were her pride and joy and were part of all of her adventures. She loved being with family and had a special bond with each of her grandparents. Her best friends were her sisters who were always there for each other and always had the best times together.

She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She held various callings in scouts, Young Women’s, and Primary. She had a strong testimony of our Savior, studied the scriptures personally and with her family and attended the temple regularly.

We are grateful for the special memories we share with her. She will be deeply missed. She is survived by her wonderful husband, Lonnie ; children: Paige, Lafe, and Sophie; parents Quay and Sharon Mecham; sisters: Maghan (Kade) Hansen, Emily (Mike) Madsen, Laura (Cody) Blackett, and Nicole Mecham; grandmother, Barbara Bown. Her in-laws include: Lonnie’s parents, Dale and Nedra Peterson; his siblings: Kurtley (Shara) Peterson, Richard (Sonia) Peterson, Libby (Cameron) Murphy, Ross (Mekenzy) Peterson; she also had many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by grandparents: James Bown, Austin and Bernitta Mecham.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Gunnison Stake Center. Friends may call at the stake center Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday morning, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Gunnison City Cemetery.

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

Jerry Chad Jacobson

Jerry Chad Jacobson

 

03-14-2019

 

Jerry Chad Jacobson, 76, passed away March 7, 2019 in Richfield. He was born Sept. 2, 1942 in Ephraim, to Chad Oris Ray and Anna Beth Lyons Jacobson. He married Jane Roberts they later divorced. He married Vicki Ann Duncan, Nov. 26, 1992 in Mt. Pleasant. She preceded him in death Feb. 1, 2018.

He was an example to everyone around. He lived life to the fullest his way. Jerry loved to hunt and fish. He was well known for being able to clean all wildlife in record time. He was a good father, hard working, and had a green thumb. His warm hugs, sparkling eyes and welcoming smile will be missed by all.

He is survived by his children: Chad (Charla) Jacobson, Orem; Shelle (Scott) Taylor, Orem; step-kids: Jenica (Cody) Ross, Richfield; Natalie Shepherd, Richfield; Josh (Miranda) Shepherd, Richfield; 11 grandchildren 1 great-granddaughter; siblings: Nancy (Lynn) Gottfredson, Allen (Cindy) Stewart, Tom (Jolene) Stewart; brothers-in-law: Dan Osborn and Jerry Draper.

Also preceded in death by parents; siblings: Beverly Larkin, JoAnn Osborn, Maxeen Draper, Gloria Kellogg, Leonard Stewart, Lila Waterfall, Dickie Jacobson, Vernon Stewart.

A memorial service will be held March 16, 2019 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 365 South 900 East Orem. Come share a memory and enjoy a luncheon. Cremation services have been held.

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

Kyle Ronald Ivory

Kyle Ronald Ivory

 

03-07-2019

 

Kyle Ronald Ivory, 28, of South Jordan, Utah tragically left this Earth Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 doing what he loved the most – riding his Harley-Davidson in West Valley City, Utah.

Kyle’s mischievous smile and contagious laughter will most be missed by his devoted wife Elizabeth Black Ivory, son Chase, stepson Joshua Curtiss and stepdaughter Cecilia Curtiss. Kyle truly felt he had met his soul mate in Liz. They were married in a fairy tale wedding Aug. 11, 2013 in Midway, Utah. His family was his most prized joy in his life.

Kyle was born June 21, 1990 in Fairbanks, Alaska to Ronald R Ivory and Angela Dyches Ivory. He grew up in Fountain Green, Utah where he attended North Sanpete High School. Kyle excelled in sports and made many friends in basketball, wrestling and football. He still treasured those friendships to the very end.

Kyle enjoyed hunting in the mountains of Central Utah with his family and friends. He would tell wide-eyed stories of hunting the famous “vampire buck” that seemed to have us all laughing in the end. Kyle was always a great storyteller. Everyone was drawn to his larger than life personality and kindness. He would light up the room when he entered and wanted to make sure everyone felt welcomed.

Kyle decided at a young age that he wanted to serve his country. He enlisted in the Utah Army National Guard at 17 and served as a combat engineer in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011. He most enjoyed getting to know the local children and sharing his goodies from home with his fellow soldiers. He loved sharing stories of the pranks and adventures he had with his brothers in arms.

Kyle transformed his passion for the military into his dream job with Desert Tech weapons manufacturer where he made many friends all over the world. He will be missed greatly by his colleagues and friends.

Kyle enjoyed working out and bodybuilding. He was often found at the gym at 5 a.m. sharing his workout routines with friends and family. He was passionate about helping others and never said no. Kyle loved riding his motorcycle and the friends he gained from his adventures.

Kyle was a collector and had a love for comic books and especially the Marvel Universe. His most recent obsession was with Venom. He had a large collection of comic books that he would read at night and excitedly shared with his family and friends. He gained a love of collecting coins as a child with his grandpa Ivory and had started a collection for him and Chase to enjoy.

Kyle will be greatly missed by his wife, children, parents, sisters Amanda and Madison Ivory, brother Trevor Ivory, grandparents Ronald L and Mary Ivory and Sheran and Mary Dyches, Father and Mother in-law Ken and Judy Black, sister-in-law Jackie Black, nephew Teagin and nieces Maylee and Indy and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Kyle was preceded in death by his uncle, Brian Ivory, whom he was very close to as a child.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday, March 7 at the Larkin Funeral Home in Riverton, Utah. There will be a viewing Wednesday, March 6 from 6- 8 p.m. and prior to the funeral from 10:45-11:30 a.m. Interment will be at the Utah Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery with full military honors.

Gerald Dick Willden

Gerald Dick Willden

 

03-07-2019

 

Our revered father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Gerald Dick Willden, 93, left this life Feb. 27, 2019 at his home in Mayfield.

Gerald was born Dec. 26, 1925 in Mayfield to Thomas and Florence Matilda Jensen Willden.

After turning 17, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1943 and served in the Pacific theater. He experienced intense combat during the battles for the islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Okinawa.

He worked for Boyles Brothers Drilling Company for 36 years. He married Beth Ann Whitlock on May 31, 1949, later solemnized in the Manti Temple. She preceded him in death Nov. 28, 2010.

Because of his occupation, Gerald and Beth Ann moved 50 times during the early part of their marriage, finally settling in Sparks, Nevada in 1956 where they raised their four children. Gerald had a strong work ethic and was a great provider for his family.

After retiring in 1988, Gerald and Beth Ann returned to their beloved home town of Mayfield where he helped on the family farm and enjoyed moving cattle on the forest while riding horseback and family trips to Ken’s cabin. Gerald was an avid big game hunter, always excited for the seasons to begin.

The family says, “He was the patriarch of our family and will be greatly missed.”

He is survived by his daughters: Dana K. (Michael) Symmes, Karen Ann (Alan) Gardner; sons: Gerald Douglas, Karl Brent; 9 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and sister, Betty Westenskow. He was also preceded in death by parents; granddaughter, Suzanne Renee Willden; six brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Mayfield chapel, 11 East 100 North, where friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30-10:30 am.

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

Renee Reynolds Anderson Morrill

Renee Reynolds Anderson Morrill

 

03-07-2019

 

Our kind and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Renee Reynolds Anderson Morrill, age 90, of Mayfield, passed away March 2, 2019 in Centerfield.

Renee was born April 7, 1928, a daughter of Leon Wesley Reynolds Sr., and Violet Tingey Reynolds in Brigham City, Utah. She attended Manti High School. She married Robbie Erastus Anderson Nov. 5, 1948 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. Robbie passed away on March 25, 1968.

She married Phil Covington Morrill May 26, 1973 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. He passed away May 6, 1992.

Renee was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many church callings including Relief Society teacher, and as a temple worker for 14 years in the Manti LDS Temple. She set the goal doing the ordinance work for 100 people each year she worked in the Manti Temple. She worked at the Gunnison Valley Hospital for over 30 years.

Renee loved to travel. She visited Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, and did the church history tour several times. She loved the mountains. She enjoyed reading. She liked to crochet afghans and make quilts which she gave to her beloved family members.

She is survived by her children: Nancy Ann and Garth Sorensen of Salt Lake City; Russell Anderson of Joseph; Newell and Jeanette of Gunnison; Darla Jean Robison of Orangeville; Mitchell and Marilyn Anderson of Centerfield; Ted and Jill Anderson of Salina; 27 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; a brother Jay and Nancy Reynolds of Provo; and a sister-in-law Jenny Willoughby-Elliot of Salt Lake City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both of her husbands; two sisters: Nida Hansen; Iva May Hansen; a brother Leon Reynolds; a daughter-in-law Lora Lee Anderson; a son-in-law Keven Robison.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2019 in the Mayfield LDS Ward Chapel, 15 East 100 North, Mayfield, Utah, where friends may call for viewing Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. or Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. prior to services.

Burial will be in the Mayfield Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Homes of Richfield and Salina, Utah. Online guestbook at www.springerturner.com.