Obituaries

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.

 

Lloyd S. Pendleton

Lloyd S. Pendleton

 

03-07-2019

 

Lloyd S. Pendleton died March 3, 2019 in Fairview, Utah. He was born in Salt Lake City on Aug 23, 1940 to W. Oral and Isabell S. Pendleton of Vernon, Utah. Lloyd grew up ranching in the west desert by Tooele. He served in the Eastern States Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

After returning from his mission he attended BYU where he met Mary Beth Arbon and they were married in the Salt Lake temple in 1966. He graduated with an MBA and they moved to Michigan where he worked for the Ford Motor Company. After leaving Ford, Lloyd worked for the church and he was part of the founding team for LDS Humanitarian Services. The church also sent him on executive loan for a few years to various non-profit organizations in Salt Lake City.

Lloyd lived his life as one of service and he saw all people as his brothers and sisters. He became a passionate advocate for helping those in need. This shifted to the chronically homeless in Utah as he took the role of State Director for Homelessness in 2006. Within 10 years, Utah’s chronic homelessness rate was reduced 91-percent. Lloyd spoke nationally, was featured on the Daily Show, and gave a TEDMed talk about programs that worked to house the homeless effectively.

He was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and sincerely tried to follow the example of Jesus Christ. He is survived by his wife Mary Beth Pendleton, and his two daughters: Sherri Pendleton and Camille Pendleton (Don Wright) and his four grandchildren: Xela (Jordan) Martin; John; Liz; and Angella Wright.

He is also survived by his sister, Bonnie (Terry) Dorton, and brother, Dick Pendleton.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dean Pendleton.

In celebration of his life, a celebratory gathering will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Fairview Second Ward church house at 131 E 100 N. Afterward there will be a procession to the Fairview Cemetery for the interment and grave dedication at noon. Family and friends are then invited to return to the church house for further visiting from 1:30-3 p.m.

There will also be a memorial service held Saturday, March 30 at 11 a.m. in the Bountiful, Utah 9th Ward Chapel, 585 East Center Street. Please see the website page at caringbridge.org / visit / lloydpendleton for further details.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Utah Non-Profit Housing Corporation, Utah Food Bank, or The Road Home in Lloyd’s name. The family welcomes stories and/or photos of Lloyd to be sent to sherri.pendleton@gmail.com. Online condolence rasmussenmortuary.com.

Richard Lee Carlsen

Richard Lee Carlsen

 

02-28-2019

 

Richard Lee Carlsen, 80 of Ephraim, passed away peacefully Feb. 21, 2019 of natural causes at the Sanpete Valley Hospital in Mt. Pleasant.

He was born May 14, 1938 to Melvin Richard and Lizzie Verona Hardcastle Carlsen in Murray, Utah.

He married Sandra Allen on July 19, 1957 in Salt Lake City, and they were later sealed in the Mesa Arizona Temple.

Richard started his family life following in his father’s footsteps, working on trains at Kennecott Copper Mine. After spending many decades in Mesa, Arizona as a professional estimator in the mechanical contracting industry, they moved back to Utah, retiring in Ephraim. Richard and Sandra enjoyed serving in the Manti Temple and doing family history work.

He is survived by his sons, Richard Dean (Kathy) Carlsen; Brent Lynn Carlsen; Mark Steven Carlsen, eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter; sisters Carolyn (Bruce) Golsan, Barbara (Jim) Nuzman.

He is preceded in death by his wife Sandra; siblings, Keith Carlsen, Betty Booth, Melvin Carlsen; grandson, Nick Swanson.

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Ephraim 6th Ward Chapel with a viewing prior to services at the church. Interment in the Ephraim Park Cemetery. Online condolences rasmussenmortuary.com.

Peggy Lee Miller Giroux

Peggy Lee Miller Giroux

 

02-21-2019

 

Our beloved Peggy Lee Miller Giroux, 56, Fort Worth, Texas (formerly of Manti) peacefully went back to her Heavenly Home to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019.

Peggy was a very loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother (Gigi), daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She was very passionate in spirit, spunk, and courage. She bravely fought cancer over the past few years and passed away comfortably at home surrounded by her family.

She attended Manti Elementary, Ephraim Junior High, and graduated from South Sevier High School when her family re-located to Central Valley, Utah. She also attended Snow College in Ephraim. Peggy was an amazing and enthusiastic yearbook editor, both at South Sevier and Snow College.

She was a loving nanny for many years in New York, New Jersey and Texas, and capitalized on those experiences when she owned and operated “Odyssey in Learning” Daycare. She had a passion for helping, teaching, and nurturing children and developed an innovative and creative curriculum that brought her students to an advanced level in preparation for their futures.

It was in Texas where she met the love of her life, Jay Giroux. They were married in the Manti Temple on May 11, 1991. Her greatest life achievements were reached within the walls of her own home where she devotedly mothered her two children and took great joy in seeing them come into their own. Some of her sweetest triumphs in this life were to see her daughter, Jordan, marry in the Temple, and to see her son, Jared, serve a church mission. The crowning jewels of her matriarchy were her grandchildren, who brought her immense joy.

Peggy is survived by her loving husband Jay Giroux; daughter, Jordan (Derek) Ward, Burleson, Texas; son, Jared Giroux, South Korea; two beloved adorable granddaughters, Noëlle (3) and Lorelai (1½); brother, Dolan (Julie) Miller, Manti; sisters: Connie (Harold) Henriod, Manti; Kathleen (Marty) Beutler, Rapid City, South Dakota; KennaRae (Wade) Thomas, Tempe, Arizona; sisters-in-law: Pat Stika, Provo; Shelley Stika Sarason, Yreka, California; and Jonda Miller Purper, Spring Creek, Nevada. Preceded in death by parents: Kenneth E. and Lila Mae Miller; brothers: Ken Stika, Mike Stika, and Daren Kay Miller; and sister, Lila Jo Miller.

It was her desire to have a small graveside memorial in Sterling, with her family, once her son Jared completes his missionary service in South Korea.

Peggy was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served in numerous callings and had great faith. Her family and friends will always remember her for her fun, strong, and loving spirit. She was a creative genius with countless talents.

Among those were a generous giving heart, a love of learning and teaching, and a quick wit and sense of humor. She was always the life of the party, blessed many lives, and was loved by all.

Linda Lou Helsten

Linda Lou Helsten

 

02-21-2019

 

Linda Lou Helsten returned to her Heavenly Father on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Linda was born on Dec. 2, 1943, in Ephraim, to Sheldon R. and Gladys P. Larson.

Linda was a graduate of Manti High School. In her adult life and while raising a large family she decided to further her education and attended Snow College where she received her associate’s degree. She then graduated from Southern Utah University, and received a bachelor’s degree in education.

Linda taught the fourth and fifth grades at Ephraim Elementary School in Ephraim for 22 years before retiring. Linda was an excellent teacher and she was loved by her many students and co-workers. Linda had a passion for living life and loved to serve others.

She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served faithfully in many callings and was always quick to help those in need. In her later years, Linda delighted in the opportunity to dance with “Jean’s Golden Girls” and performed all over the country at large events.

Linda was married to Paul M. Helsten from 1967 to 2001. Linda is survived by her children: Mike Helsten, Ephraim; Cherrie (Paul) Green, Moroni; Shelly Parish, Ephraim; Ryan (Jill) Carey, Klein, Texas; and Kindy (James) Piatt of Parowan. Her greatest joy included her grandchildren and great-grandchildren: McKenzie, Jacquel, Ashley, Justice, Rachel, Kobe, Kiara, Matthew, Elise, Emily, Ryker, Blake, and Jake. She is loved by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and her six siblings; Sheleth Bradley, Flora Lee Jorgensen, Dr. Neil Larson, Russell Larson, Richard Larson and Glen S Larson. Linda is remembered for her especially infectious laugh and smile that will be greatly missed by all who knew and associated with her.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Ephraim LDS Stake Center, 400 East Center Street, where friends may call on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Ephraim Park Cemetery.

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

 

Kayla Loa Cheney Smith Green

Kayla Loa Cheney Smith Green

 

02-21-2019

 

Kayla Loa Cheney Smith Green, 74, Payson, peacefully passed away in the Mountain View Hospital on Feb. 14, 2019.
Kayla was born April 15, 1944 the daughter of Reed and Loa Cheney of Fairview.
Kayla studied nursing at Weber State. She married Jack Smith and had two sons: Mike Smith and David Smith.
She went to barber school and after graduation, opened her own shop and spent all of her professional career cutting hair.
She divorced Jack Smith. She met and married Richard Green.

Richard and Kayla loved boats and water. She was also an active leader in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. She sailed around the San Francisco Bay Area and spent time at Richard’s birthplace of northern Idaho’s Priest Lake.
Upon retirement she and her mother opened a ceramic shop in Fairview, Utah. She later moved to a senior mobile home park in Hayward, California.

Kayla had a strong religious belief in the Lord and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served as an ordinance worker in the Manti LDS Temple for six years, and in other church callings.
Kayla is survived by her son Michael Smith, his wife Karen Smith; her grandchildren Emily, Megan, Mathew (Chantelle) Smith, Andrew and a grandson, Harry Smith; stepchildren Michael Green, Kathleen Green, Teresa (Green) Thornton; Christopher Green, Jennifer (Green) Smith, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; her siblings Hazel Bullock and James Cheney. Kayla was preceded in death by Jack Smith and Richard Green and by son David Reed Smith.

Viewings will be held Friday Feb. 22, from 6-8 p.m., and Saturday Feb. 23, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., prior to funeral services at 11 a.m., at Rasmussen Mortuary, 96 North 100 West, Mt. Pleasant. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

 

Henry Eugene Garner

Henry Eugene Garner

 

02-21-2019

 

Henry Eugene Garner, 84, passed away on Feb. 18, 2019 of natural causes.

Gene was born on Sept. 19, 1934 in Ogden, Utah, the son of Rulon Ballantyne and Lureene Whittaker Garner.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his bother Rulon Grant and his brother Norman James Garner. He is survived by his wife Regina, and brother, Blaine Whittaker Garner (Pat) of Sunset, Utah and Mary Ann Curry of Salt Lake City and many adoring nieces and nephews.

Gene graduated from East High School and the University of Utah. He was proud that he was the first in his family to graduate from college. He was also proud of the fact that he worked through college to finance his education. While at the U. of U. he was elected president of American Marketing (ASSM, student chapter). He was also on the U. of U. golf team for three years and rifle team for two years.

Gene was an excellent fly fisherman and mastered the art of the “doublehaul.”

In 1961 he became an agent for American Credit and Indemnity Company of New York. His territory included the seven Intermountain states. A sales leader for many years, he retired 35 years later as Sales Vice President.

After graduation he met and married Regina (Gina) Wolf on Dec. 28, 1963.They shared fishing and traveling all throughout the European countries plus many exotic places such as Egypt, Turkey, Morocco, and Machu Picchu.

Gene was fun to be with, yet a modest man. His many nephews and nieces thought he was their “Dapper Uncle”. He never bragged of his deeds, but his quick action and cool head saved several lives.

On one occasion, while fishing on the Snake River, their boat capsized. Two friends would have drowned if Gene hadn’t been there to pluck them both from the river.

Another time, during dinner with a friend in a Denver restaurant, he noticed his friend choking on a piece of meat, and quickly performed the Heimlich maneuver, saving yet another life.

Arriving home with friends one night from the Symphony Ball, they realized no one had their house keys. A friend, Ray McCarty, climbed a ladder to force open a second story window, but lost his balance, and fell backward. Gene thinking fast, intercepted him, flipping him around in midair, enabling Ray to land safely on his feet. The only injury was Gene’s nose, which bore a scar for the rest of his life.

While flying from Lima, Peru to Cuscus, the plane had to make several landings to wait for better weather. Each time the plane took off or landed, a native Peruvian would experience seizures. Gene was first to notice, and take fast action to stop the man from swallowing his tongue.

While walking to his office in Salt Lake, a man collapsed suddenly on the crosswalk in front of Gene. And, of course, Gene was there to provide immediate aid.

Most recently, a woman fell out of her wheelchair when it tipped over in a parking lot, and guess who was right there to pick her up? Gene.

Gene even saved a hapless squirrel once, during a picnic lunch when he noticed that it had gotten itself wedged into a tight hole. He pulled the frightened critter free and actually resuscitated it.

Gene learned his work ethic while growing up. His brother Blaine and Gene took care of 2,000 chickens. Blaine made sure that young Gene did his share.

Gene was equally at home at the four Michelin star Madame Point Restaurant in Lyon, France, the roulette table in Monaco or helping his farmer friends with everyday chores.

That is the guy who was Gene. That is the same Gene we have loved for 56 years.

Funeral service will be held Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Cedar Creek Chapel, 900 North State, Spring City. Viewing will be held Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and Friday one hour prior to services, both at the church.

Interment in the Spring City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity.  Online condolence at rasmussenmortuary.com.

 

Diane Bessey Jacobsen

Diane Bessey Jacobsen

 

02-21-2019

 

Diane Bessey Jacobsen, 52, completed her mortal mission and returned to our Heavenly Father on Feb. 16, 2019.

She fought courageously against cancer, and the legacy she left behind made her victorious. Diane was born in Granger, Utah (now West Valley) on July 9, 1966 to Robert and Carolyn Bessey.

Her life in Manti, Utah with her parents and siblings helped shape her into the beautiful person she continues to be. She married her forever sweetheart, Wade Jacobsen on June 11, 1988 in the Manti temple, and together they built a life of love and happiness.

Diane loved her family, running, knitting, travelling, chocolate, and the color pink. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family. She was always her kids’ biggest supporter at basketball games, drill team competitions, piano recitals, soccer games, and anything else that occupied the time of her husband, children, and grandchildren. She also cherished any time spent with her parents and siblings.

Diane was an excellent example to her three kids, and she instilled in them the importance of service, optimism, selflessness, and kindness toward others. She is often remembered for her contagious smile and making other people feel loved and important.

She considered her greatest accomplishments to be that her three kids made it to the temple and received a college education. Aside from spending time with her husband and children, Diane especially enjoyed spending time with her five grandchildren. Becoming a grandma “filled a hole in her heart she never even knew she had.”

She loved her time spent riding bikes and playing outside in the garden with her grandkids. Family was the center of Diane’s life, and she continued to show her love for them until the very end of her life here on Earth.

Diane was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her testimony of her Savior and the gospel of Jesus Christ radiated from her while she served in various callings. These callings included serving as the Primary President, the Stake Young Women’s President, Scouts, and the sunbeam teacher in her ward. She also served as a temple ordinance worker in the Payson Utah Temple for three years. Diane loved to serve, and her love for the Savior was reflected as she served the people around her.

It was Diane’s calling in life to be an educator. She was an outstanding teacher and dedicated 28 years of her life to teaching, and 26 of those years were spent with her elementary students– including her own three children– and the teachers at Mona Elementary School. Mrs. Jacobsen is considered a “favorite teacher” of many students, and the impact she made as a teacher is substantial.

Diane is survived by her husband, Wade, Nephi; a son and two daughters: Jordan (Allessandra) Jacobsen, Santaquin; Camie (Dimitri) Allsen, Nephi; and Hannah Jacobsen, Nephi; five grandchildren; parents, Robert and Carolyn Bessey, Manti; siblings, Lisa (Kent) Krieter, Montana; Eric (Kim) Bessey, Missouri; Susie Rawlings, Wyoming; Annette (Kevin) Taylor, Moroni.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Nephi Stake Center, 351 North 100 West. Friends may call Friday evening at the Stake Center from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10-11 a.m. Burial will be in the Vine Bluff Cemetery in Nephi.

Funeral Directors: Anderson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Tough Enough to Wear Pink at Cache Valley Bank: www.andersonfh1866.com.

Calvin Rex Garlick

Calvin Rex Garlick

 

02-21-2019

 

Calvin Rex Garlick, age 85, returned to his Heavenly Father on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. He was born April 26, 1933 to Ira and Hilda Garlick in Fairview, Utah.

Calvin started farming at a young age. He grew up helping his dad on the farm and at the age of eight, his dad gave him his own cow that he could milk and sell the cream for his own spending money. By the time he was 12, he was helping neighboring farmers with their hay by driving the horse teams and tromping hay for .25 cents a day. When he was 15, he got a summertime job at the Crandall Canyon Mine in Huntington, Utah.

He joined the United States Marine Corps on April 6, 1953 serving in the 3rd Shore Party Battalion. He was on a ship headed to Korea when the war was called off. He served his three years of service in Japan, at the Atsugi Navy Air Station and Camp Pendleton, in San Diego, California, with the rank of a Buck Sargent.

When he returned home, he bought the family farm from his father in Fairview, Utah and remained on the same block for the remainder of his life. He married Mary Lula Beck on March 22, 1958 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah and they were sealed in the Manti Temple. Together they increased the size of the farm and raised their family.

Calvin was a member of the Grade A Dairy Association, producing Grade A milk for over 44 years. After shutting down his dairy business, he continued to raise beef animals on his farm. He was a member of the Fairview Farmers Co-op, serving as the President of the Board at the time of its closing. He spent many years working at the Al Rigby and the CO-OP coal mines in Huntington Canyon as well as several other farming jobs throughout his life.

There was no place in the world that Calvin would rather be than at his home and farm in Fairview. He enjoyed being with his animals and his family. He had a love for the mountains and enjoyed hunting and watching sports on TV and playing card games and visiting with family and friends.

He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many positions. His most favorite calling was that of temple ordinance worker in the Manti Temple, serving there for 11 1/2 years.

His life could easily be put to the quote by Pres. Gordon B. Hinkley, “Fix it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without”. That was certainly true in every aspect of his life, even his body. Only after being worn down from years of hard work, did he leave this life behind.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lula Garlick, a daughter, Becky (Barry) Olsen, Provo, a son, Robert (Janeen) Garlick, and daughter, Nancy Garlick both of Fairview, a son-in-law, Mark Sorensen, Spring City; 13 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren, with two more on the way; sister, Lila Albrechtsen, Layton; brothers, Paul Garlick, Bountiful; and Vaun Garlick, Beaver Dam, Arizona.; and sister Ilene Greenhalgh, Mt. Pleasant. He is preceded in death by his parents, and daughter, Mary Ann Sorensen.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 in the Fairview 3rd LDS Ward at 1 p.m. with viewings being held Friday, Feb. 22 from 6-8 p.m. at the Fairview 3rd Ward (Rock Church) and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Interment in the Fairview City Cemetery with military honors.

The family would like to thank Dr. Allen Day and the many doctors who have helped our dad through his many years of health problems. We would like to especially thank Christy Williams from the Intermountain Homecare and Hospice who went above and beyond her job title to make our dad more comfortable in his final days. We would also like to thank the Rasmussen Mortuary for their professionalism and care.

 

Sherri Lynn Wilcox Jarrett

Sherri Lynn Wilcox Jarrett

 

02-14-2019

Sherri Lynn Wilcox Jarrett, age 69, passed away Feb. 8, 2019 in Nephi, Utah. She was born March 19, 1949 to Fredrick and Althea Wilcox. Mom married Gary twice, the first of those two unions she had Seth, Trena, and James and with the second, added two additional children, James and Courtney. Sherri is survived by Gary Jarrett (husband), sisters Connie, Bobbe (Leon), children Seth (Jen), Trena, James (Tory), James (Kaci) and Courtney, 22 grandchildren, as well as 6 great- grandchildren. Preceded in death by both parents, brother Larry, her sister Shauna, and grandson
Austin. A viewing will be held at Anderson Funeral Home on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2109 from 10-11 a.m. followed by a graveside service at 11 a.m. at Vine Bluff Cemetery.

 

Cecilia Frieda McInelly St. Germaine (right), with her sister Sheila Olson (also deceased).

Cecilia Frieda McInelly St. Germaine

 

02-14-2019

Cecilia Frieda McInelly St. Germaine passed away Feb. 7, 2019. She was born May 24, 1943 in Wales to Lytho and Ilean McInelly. She married the love of her life, Leo Anton St. Germaine on April 28, 1973. Frieda was the mother to 11 amazing kids; Marty St. Germaine, Norma St. Germaine, Claudina (Chris) Ryan, Eva Zurcher, Debi (Mike) Knight, Becky (Mike) Hudson, Susie St. Germaine, Beverly St. Germaine, Jimmy (Miriam) St. Germaine, Leo St. Germaine (deceased) and Kati (Dave) Welch. She was loved by many, as she was grandma, great- grandma, aunt, sister, and friend to many. Frieda had many loved grandkids and great-grandkids.
Frieda was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, the love of her life and many more. Frieda and Leo lived in San Diego most of their life, and that’s where they met and planned on moving but Leo didn’t make it, so she moved her daughters to Utah to be with her sister Sheila. Frieda loved crafts, sea shells and her family more than anything and she will be dearly missed by all. Viewing will be held Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 16 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 450 N. 200 West in Ephraim, followed by funeral at 1 p.m. Interment will be at the Ephraim City Cemetery at following the funeral.