Sherry Sauer Pugmire




Sherry Sauer Pugmire

                Sherry Sauer Pugmire returned to her Heavenly Home on July 14, 2018.

                She was born Sept. 20, 1947 to Mildred and Doane Sauer in Rigby, Idaho. A year after graduating from Chief Seattle High School, she met the love of her life, Max LaMonte Pugmire. They were married March 5, 1966 in the Idaho Falls, Idaho, Temple.

                Sherry and Monte have also lived in Utah, Mississippi, Kansas, and Uruguay. Raising a family is what Sherry did best. She spent her time attending her children’s soccer matches, basketball games, concerts, and plays.

                Sherry earned a degree in Nursing from Salt Lake Community College. She spent 25 years caring for others. She served in multiple LDS auxiliaries.

                She traveled with Helping Hands for Haiti and became the medical adviser to two LDS missions in Uruguay. Sherry’s greatest passion was a family gathering. “The-more-the-merrier” was always her theme.

                She is survived by her husband of 52 years Monte, children: Gary (Teresa), Jeff (Kathryn), Eric (Chris), Laurie Nelson (Cody), Scott (Tami), sisters Leslie, Karen, Julie, Jody, Wendy, 25 grandchildren and one great- granddaughter.

                Funeral Service will be Saturday, July 21, 11 a.m. at the Mt. Pleasant North Stake Center, 400 N. 400 West, where friends may call Friday night from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services.

                Interment will be at the West Jordan Cemetery.

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Kenneth Walser


Kenneth Walser

                Kenneth Walser, age 93, died Friday afternoon, July 6, 2018, with his loving wife of 63 years, Susie Johnson Walser, at his side. The couple had relocated to Mesa, Arizona to be closer to their children three years ago. Prior, they lived in Sanpete County for more than 30 years.

                Kenneth was born in El Paso, Texas on April 14, 1925, preceding his twin sister by four minutes. He was the fourth child of Alma Walter and Aseneth Skousen Walser. He had three older brothers and five younger sisters.

                Kenneth spent his younger years in El Paso. He was active in the LDS church and sports. At Stephen F. Austin High School he won numerous awards for swimming and diving, as well as playing on the football team. He also participated in swimming, track, and football at the University of Texas Austin and swimming at the University of Denver.

                Kenneth served the Army Air Force at the tail end of WWII and in the Air Force in Korea where he flew 51 B-26 missions. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with Seven Clusters and the Purple Heart. After his combat duty, Kenneth was among a number of Veteran USAF pilots selected to tour Air Force ROTC units. After leaving the Air Force, Kenneth spent most of the rest of his professional life as a commercial airline pilot.

                Kenneth and Susie were married in the Salt Lake Temple on March 2, 1956. They were blessed with five children: Jon Kenneth, David Kimball, Neal Johnson, Alice Renee Glidewell and Catherine Jane Kellner. They have lived in Utah, Washington, Alaska, California, Utah (again) and Arizona. He excelled as a father and was a wonderful example to his boys of how to conduct themselves and a loving protector and leader for his girls. Kenneth has faithfully served in many capacities in the LDS church including bishop, missionary, high councilor and temple sealer.

                Kenneth is survived by his wife, Susie Johnson Walser; all five of his children as well as 21 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren; brother, Roy; and sisters: Helen Wells and Melba Allan. He is preceded in death by his parents and five of his eight siblings: Walter, Stansel, Aseneth Davis, Betty Olsen, and Lucille Brown.

                A viewing was held at Bunker’s Family Funeral Home in Mesa, Arizona on Friday, July 13, 2018. The funeral services will be held in Manti, where Kenneth and Susie spent most of their retirement years. The services will be Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m. at the Manti Tabernacle, 90 S Main St, Manti. There will be a viewing held prior to services from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Manti City Cemetery with Military Honors. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at

                As a family we thank all those who have loved and served our husband, father, brother and son. He was and is an example of kindness, integrity and courage. We will miss him but look forward to seeing him again someday.

Jared Bert Pearson




Jared Bert Pearson

Jared Bert Pearson, 42, of Manti, passed away July 11, 2018 in Clearfield. He was born Jan. 15, 1976 in Choteau, Montana to Harold Bert and Anna Jean Mitchell Pearson.

            Jared had a very active mind, and he was always full of ideas and plans for new projects. He loved being on the farm and all the mechanical work that went with it. He could figure out and fix any problem with cars, trucks or farm machinery. He was an excellent welder. As a young man, Jared served an LDS mission to Pennsylvania.

            He is survived by his mother, Anna; daughters: Kailin and Chloe Pearson; good friend and former wife, Maria Garbe Pearson all of Manti; lifelong buddy, Josh Dobbins of Sun River, Montana; his two dogs: Skye and Speedy; siblings: Elroy (Shelly) Pearson of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, Martin Pearson of Moxee, Washington, Damon (Jennifer) Pearson of Clearfield, Jennifer (Mark) Eichelberger of Springville; Rosalee Pearson, Denise Pearson, Jonathon (Grace) Pearson, and Veronica Pearson, all of Layton. He will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Manti 9th Ward Chapel, 300 South Main (Red church) with a viewing prior to services. Burial will be on Friday, July 20 in the Sunset Hill Cemetery, Fairfield, Montana.

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


Deven Clark Fore


Deven Clark Fore


Deven Clarke Fore passed away April 22, 2018. He was born to Paul and Rebecka Fore on Sept. 18, 1982, just after they moved to Ephraim.

He loved living in the country with freedom to explore the great outdoors and ride with Evan Reid on his tractor.

Deven had a brilliant and creative mind. He built and programmed computers in middle school and visualized and built many home projects. After his father passed away, he took good care of his mother doing household projects. He had a sense of humor and a tender heart.

He married his high school sweetheart Alicia Nooner and they had two beautiful children, Ian and Ava. He adored them and spent a great deal of time teaching, loving, and playing with them. He worked for Vercsend as a senior dev ops.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Edward Fore, and his grandparents, Clyde and Barbra Fore.

He is survived by his grandparents Hal and Mary Anne Clarke, his mother, Rebecka Fore Park, step-dad Max Park, siblings Benjamin (Kathrin) Fore, Kellie (Troy) Braun, Laura (Alan) Cleaver, June (Ryan) Johnson, Missy (Jason) Streiff, Miles (Miranda) Fore, and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Deven, we love you. There will always be an empty spot in our hearts till we are reunited again.

Ronald Blaine Stapley


Ronald Blaine Stapley


Ronald Blaine Stapley passed away on May 31, 2018 at the age of 81. Ron was born Sept. 10, 1936, the second child of three born to Edna Heaton Stapley and Blaine Stapley.

Ron was raised in Cedar City, Utah, served an LDS mission in Hawaii where he was given the name Kamaka by the LDS saints of Maui, and studied chemistry at the University of Utah and Utah State University.  Over the summer breaks, Ron worked as a tour bus driver for the Utah Parks System.

During the summer of 1959 he met Julie Ann Nielson, a fellow Aggie who worked as a cashier and singer in the Grand Canyon Lodge. Ron proposed to Julie in February and they were sealed in marriage in the Manti Temple on July 29, 1960.  Julie and Ron both graduated in 1961 and Ron took a job with the Carnation Company in Van Nuys, California, a job that took him to Bellevue, Washington, and eventually to Platte City, Missouri.

Ron and Julie have five children: R. Lind, Wendy, Craig, Christopher, and Jonathan, all of whom survive with Julie. Ron is also survived by his two siblings, Kent and Marilyn. Ron was the grandfather to 19 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Ron was a proficient manager at work, a dedicated volunteer at church, and a father who loved his wife and children dearly. His callings in the church ranged from 11-year old scout leader to stake president. He and Julie traveled the world, leaving no fruit-stand unpatronized. Half the joy of travelling was the knowledge that upon return, they could replicate the tastes of their adventures in their kitchen, a place where in his later years, Ron grew familiar.

The best times were around that room’s table, where Ron loved to join Julie with his children and grandchildren eating, talking, memorizing the periodic table of elements, and playing card games.

Ron recognized chemistry outside of his profession. He saw it in the fireworks that marked summers with unrivaled volume. He saw it in the painted canyons of his youth. It was the source of lingering illness, and the pathway to health. He saw it in his candy, handfuls of which graced his suit pockets.

Ron wanted his children to do and be better than he was and loved them fiercely regardless.

Graveside services were held Monday, June 11, 2018 at 1 p.m. in the Ephraim Park Cemetery with a visitation at the Ephraim LDS Stake Center prior to services.

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Dixie Meyrick Conner


Dixie Meyrick Conner


Dixie Meyrick Conner, born May 7, 1930, died peacefully in her sleep Jan. 27, 2018. She was born to James David Meyrick and Bernadean Hardy.

Raised in Mt Pleasant, Utah, she attended Wasatch Academy, then moved to Salt Lake City. She attended LDS Business College for a time, then went to work. She married twice, Plato G. Kanell in 1950, divorced, and Hugh S. Conner in 1965, widowed.

She was a pistol and unstoppable when on a path to defend her kids or her passions. She created love and change wherever she was. Not always sure of the direction, she took on (whatever) ‘like a boss!’ We have been very blessed to have such a committed force as our example.

She gave us the gifts of beauty, grace, sensibility, loving nature and patience (sort of). She organized bridge clubs and garden clubs wherever she could. Dixie is survived by her greatest joy, three children: Kim Kanell Nielsen, Jill Kanell Knutson, Sean Jim Conner (Kris), seven grandchildren… even three great-grandchildren.

Holidays at Gram’s house was always a treat, she went all out with the china, the silver, and the presentation of an incredible event, every time. We could rarely put on our own shebang without her help. She was so brave, so smart, strong, pretty, gutsy, an accomplished pianist, seamstress, singer, dancer, artist, amazing cook, and creator of memories.

She always knew when to step up and when to back off, always making everyone else shine brighter. Mom didn’t want a funeral, no crying and sadness, Remember her well! In lieu of sending flowers, please plant something special in your garden in her memory. May her memory be eternal!
Special thanks to Sara, Joey, Liz, Teresa, Jordana, Spring Creek, Tender Care, Lehi, Adam and Serenity Funeral Home. You know who you are, and we appreciate your gentle, loving attention.
We will celebrate a life well-lived on June 24, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 2p.m. at Kim’s house. We would love all to attend. If you need the address, please e-mail Kim at:

Marva Belliston Olsen


Marva Belliston Olsen


Marva Belliston Olsen passed away in the early morning on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at her daughter’s home in Spring City, Utah. It brings great comfort to know she is having a grand and joyous reunion with treasured family and friends once lost beyond the veil.
Marva was born on Sept. 5, 1929 in Nephi, Utah as the fourth of what would total six children to Alva Read Belliston and Harriett (Hattie) Broadhead Belliston. She was married to Jay Lawrence Olsen of Fountain Green, Utah on Nov. 10, 1948, in the Manti LDS Temple. They had seven children: Steven (Candy) Olsen, South Jordan; David (Jackie) Olsen (predeceased), Margie (Rod) Ostler, Orem; Laura (Jeff) Watson, Spring City; Susan Olsen (predeceased), Connie (Wayne) Jarrett, Nephi; and Allen (Brenda) Olsen, Fountain Green. She has 26 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.
Energy, sharp wit and humor, and a pure love of life and of people lit up the entire room anywhere Marva went. Ever loyal to the family’s sheep and farming business, she always made her love of lambs and sheep very apparent. And she didn’t just love collecting sheep-themed decor. She personally cared for countless baby lambs each spring that may not have otherwise survived: symbolic of the concern and sensitivity she showed when she knew of someone in need.
Faithfully, Marva spent her life serving her family and her community. Her family frequently looked forward to her signature spudnuts, raisin-filled cookies, and nut and raisin cake with caramel frosting for birthdays. She also “served” as the “family dentist,” pulling countless loose teeth for her children and grandchildren, who often didn’t want anyone else to even try.

She sacrificed most of her time for personal pursuits dedicated instead to various local ward and stake callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She also served for close to 12 years with her husband Jay in callings at the Manti LDS Temple. Jay and Marva would have celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary on Nov. 10 of this year.
Marva is survived by siblings Ruth Howard and Joe (Norma) Belliston of St. George. Predeceased siblings are Dee, Duane, and Kent Belliston, and brother-in-law Bill Howard.
Funeral services were held in the LDS chapel located on 151 S. 200 West, Fountain Green at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 11, 2018. Interment was in the Fountain Green City Cemetery. Online condolence at

Bertha Clay Peterson Ogden Anderson


Bertha Clay Peterson Ogden Anderson


Bertha Clay Peterson Ogden Anderson, 94, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2018 in Nephi, Utah surrounded by her beloved family.

Bertha was born on Oct. 25, 1923 in Bingham Canyon, Utah to John Adelman Peterson and Merle Curtis. She married Ernest Ogden and they had three children. Ernest passed away in 1958. She later married Glen LeRoy Anderson on Nov.7, 1959 in Ephraim, Utah. Four more children were born and together they raised seven children.

Bertha was a meticulous homemaker who devoted her life to her faith and family. She was a devout member of the LDS church, serving in several church positions, her favorite being choir director. Music and literature were her passions. She loved the delights of nature, small animals, and relatives. Bertha was known for her genuinely kind and sweet temperament and her lifelong musical contribution. She was also known as one of the brightest lights in the community.

Bertha is survived by her husband of 59 years; children: Carol Waycasy, Holly Ashworth, Brian (Shelly) Anderson, Susan (Michael) Bellows; sister; Rose Adelle Peterson; nine grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. Proceeded in death by her children: Larry Ogden, Cheryl Ogden and Mitchell Anderson.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 8, 2018 at 11 a.m., at the Ephraim Stake Center, 400 E. Center St, Ephraim. A viewing will be held prior to the funeral at the same location from 9-10:30 a.m.

Interment at the Ephraim City Park Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at

Sharron LaRene Hansen Stilson


Sharron LaRene Hansen Stilson


Sharron LaRene Hansen Stilson, 71, passed away suddenly on Friday, June 1, 2018 in Manti, with her eternal companion Edwin A. Stilson at her side.

Sharron was born Nov. 16, 1946, in Manti, to Max Emanuel and Doris Stewart Hansen. She married Edwin Stilson on Feb. 5, 1965 in Manti, later solemnized in the Manti Temple. They enjoyed 53 wonderful years together.

Sharron’s greatest joy in life was her family and she loved them dearly. She had a special love for children, and was extremely proud of all her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Sharron was a hugger and had many, many friends, and had a way of making anyone she met feel as though they were her favorite friend. She enjoyed reading, going to movies with friends, and socializing with the “Met & Et” dinner group.

She was a lifelong resident of Manti and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had a strong testimony of the gospel and served in various church callings throughout her life, most recently as Manti Utah Stake Missionaries and Manti Temple workers. She also worked for years along with her husband Ed as church custodians.

She is survived by her husband Edwin; children: Kimberly (Thomas) Lee, Shane Stilson, Jeremy (Heidi) Stilson, Brandon Stilson; daughter-in-law, Liz Stilson; brother, Larry (Berdine) Morley; 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Kevin Max Stilson; sister, Arlene Stewart.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the Manti LDS Stake Center, 555 Union Street, Manti. Friends may call at the stake center Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. or Wednesday morning from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

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

Ruth Colynn Hansen


Ruth Colynn Hansen


Ruth Colynn Hansen passed away peacefully May 27, 2018 at the age of 91 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah.

Colynn was born Dec. 24, 1926, Christmas Eve, in Ephraim, Utah, to Paul Gordon and Clarissa Tidwell Hansen.  She was truly a precious Christmas gift to everyone.  She spent her childhood growing up in Ephraim with her siblings working on the family farm.

Colynn was musically inclined and played many musical instruments. One of her fondest memories was playing in the high school and college band. Colynn graduated from Snow College and the University of Utah with honors receiving her degree in Health and Physical Education. She pursued her career teaching in the Summit and Granite school districts.

She loved sports of all kinds and was very competitive. Colynn excelled in softball, tennis, swimming and cross country skiing winning many tournaments and awards which included the Peterson All-Around Girl Athlete Award her senior year at Snow College.  She loved the outdoors and spent her summers gardening, fishing the lakes and rivers, especially Community Reservoir in Ephraim Canyon.       She loved all animals and paid special attention to her beloved cats. Colynn also loved to learn and travel the world through reading.  Her love of reading continued throughout her life.  Colynn was known for her quick wit and natural humor that would always put a smile on everyone’s face.  After retiring from teaching Colynn returned to Ephraim to live in her family home.

Colynn is survived by her sister-in-law Norma; eight nephews and three nieces.   She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Garth Tidwell Hansen, Paul Morris Hansen, Max Andrew Hansen, sister Marilee Clarissa Hansen and niece Paula Sue Hansen Miller.

The family would like to thank Doctor Allen Day and all the attendants, nurses and staff of Autumn Park and County Lane Care Center for their wonderful care and kindness.

A graveside service will be conducted in her honor Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the Ephraim City Cemetery. Online condolence at


Cynthia Kay Christiansen Walsh


Cynthia Kay Christiansen Walsh


Cynthia Kay Christiansen Walsh, 74, quietly passed away at home in Ephraim to the other side of the veil on May 6, 2018. She was born March 21, 1944 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to John Clifton and Lillie Curtis Christiansen. She met and fell in love with Robert Walsh III while at BYU on May 8, 1964. They were married and sealed in the Salt Lake City Utah Temple 51 years ago on April 14, 1967.

Kay had ovarian cancer at age 20. After surviving all those years she contracted pancreatic cancer. She has always been an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of

Latter-day Saints. She has held a number of callings in the Primary, Young Women, and Relief Society. Kay was true and faithful to the end. She served a senior service mission at LDS Employment Services in LasVegas, NV when she retired in 1994. After Rob retired they served together in the California San Diego Mission, Cove Fort Mission, and at the Manti Bishops’ Storehouse. Both Kay and Rob served for a few years in the YSA First Stake.

Kay graduated from, Granger High School Salt Lake City. She attended BYU and majored in Chemistry and Nursing. After graduating from Holy Cross Hospital in Salt Lake City she worked as a Cytotechnologist. She retired after 25 years diagnosing cancer cells in Utah and Las Vegas.

Being a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and homemaker, was her greatest joy. She liked camping with the family. Traveling was a great blessing, traveling to 10 foreign

countries and 40 of the United States. She loved to learn about the histories and cultures of different people.

Kay is survived by her husband; sons: Michael R. Walsh, Provo; J. Brent (Marsha) Walsh, Payson; sisters: Sarah Jo (Jay) Thorsted, West Valley City; Lorena (Mark) Hales, Cullman, AL; 5 grandchildren by marriage and 6 additional grandchildren by mutual consent; sister-in-law, Rebecca Christiansen.

Preceded in death by her parents; brother, C. Paul Christiansen; and sister, Mary E. (Robert) Cantrell.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 12:00 Noon in the Ephraim Stake Center 400 East Center, where friends may call Saturday morning from 10:00 to 11:30. Burial will be in the Ephraim Park Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to your favorite LDS Charity at


Alden Que Simons

Apr. 26, 2018


Alden Que Simons passed away peacefully, at home in Manti on April 20, 2018 after suffering five years from a debilitating stroke. He was born on June 28, 1930 in Mount Pleasant. He is the son of Alden Levi Simons and Fontella White.

Que attended his school days in Mount Pleasant. He joined 145th field Artillery National Guard and was deployed to the Korean War in 1950. Que received the rank of corporal. While in Korea he received a commendation ribbon for his excellent service for skillfully maneuvering his cumbersome vehicle and 155mm gun over almost eighty miles of rough and narrow roads. When he was discharged from the National Guard, he worked at Hill Airbase. Later, he returned to Mt. Pleasant where he found his passion for farming and ranching.

On January 21, 1954 he married, Olive Pauline Shomaker in the Manti, Utah Temple. They have been married for 64 years. They moved to Indianola, Utah where he was employed on a cattle and sheep ranch for five years. Afterwards, Que purchased a farm three miles south of Manti, where the Simons family lived for five years. He had a dairy and raised cattle and sheep. They later bought a house in Manti, where he resided the rest of his life. Que enjoyed farming and hard work. He cleared a large amount of land of rocks and brush, where he eventually raised crops. He also worked for construction companies during his off seasons from farming.

Que will always be remembered as a hard worker who enjoyed sharing his very entertaining stories that brought laughter among all of his listeners.

He enjoyed his service as a faithful member of LDS Church, especially in reaching out in his home teaching assignments.

He survived by his wife, Pauline; children: Allen, Kristine, David, Steven, all of Manti; Paula Hansen, Boise, ID; and Terry, Centerfield; brother, Boyce (Diann) Simons, Springville; sisters: Gayle Strong, Shanna Wakefield, Orem; and Ada Lake, Grantsville. He had 23 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: parents, 3 brothers, 4 sisters; grandson, Brady Simons also awaits him.

The moments he spent with his family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were the center of his world. The Simons family would like to thank all care givers who provided excellent care and service to Que for many years.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at noon in the Manti Tabernacle, 90 S Main. Friends may call for viewings at the Tabernacle Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Manti Cemetery with military honors. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at


Carol Eileen Patterson

Apr. 26, 2018


Carol Eileen Patterson, 74, of Midland, Texas passed away April 19, 2018 in Mount Pleasant, Utah at her daughter’s home.

She was born January 9, 1944 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Dorcas Eileen Penfield. She was later adopted by her step-father, Harry Ralph Pittsinger Jr.

She lived in many places growing up including Hawaii, Italy, Utah and Texas. She graduated from Odessa College with an associate’s degree.  She married Kenneth Wayne Fletcher on Feb. 15, 1968 in the Honolulu Airport.  They had 5 children: Coby (Isabell) Fletcher, Escanaba, MI; Diana (Bobby) Roach, Midland, Texas; Tamara Cardwell, San Antonio, Texas; Rebecca (Dirk) Anderson, Mt. Pleasant, Utah; Rachel (Dylan) Lowry, Paradise, Texas.

They were later divorced and she married Charles Patterson in Midland, Texas in 1991. He later passed away on October 2, 1994. Carol loved gardening and especially killing the weeds. She spent many hours in her flower and vegetable gardens. Carol spent most of her time doing her favorite thing: traveling to visit her children and grandchildren. She had a great sense of humor and was a wonderful cook. Carol made sure everyone had a full fridge and the recipes to go with it.

 She is survived by her children; 17 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; siblings, Diane Stratford, Salt Lake City, Utah; Jeff (Sheron) Pittsinger, Arnold, MO; Joel (Tony Cervantes) Pittsinger, Salt Lake City, Utah; step-mother, Twyla Pittsinger, Manti, Utah.  Preceded in death by her step-father; husband Charles Patterson; mother, Dorcas Eileen Pittsinger; and son-in-law, David Cardwell.

A viewing will be held Sunday April 22, 2018 at Rasmussen Mortuary (96 N. 100 W.) in Mount Pleasant, Utah from 6 to 7:30 pm and a graveside service will be held May 28, 2018 in Midland, Texas at Sunset Memorial Gardens (6801 E Business 20, Odessa, Texas).  Online condolences can be shared at


Kenneth H. Bown

Apr. 19, 2018


Kenneth H Bown, “Grandpa Kenny”, 90, of Manti, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2018 in Mt. Pleasant. He finally exited this mortal life as he had wished for the last few years. He deeply missed his wife, Dawna Vee, who passed away on Sept. 10, 2012.

He was born on Aug. 24, 1927 in Manti to Royal and Mary Geneva Hansen Bown. He had four brothers and one sister; Blaine, Earl, Dick, Bruce and Donna. He married the love of his life, a beautiful girl from Austin, Utah, Dawna Vee Jensen, on Jan. 20, 1950. Together they had three children: Paul K., Peggy Lee and Sandra Dee. Shortly after their marriage he joined the U.S Navy. He was gone four years and when he returned they started their family.

Kenny supported his family and provided well, homemade all the way: Dawna Vee sewing, canning, cooking and kids; and him, at work. He hauled a lot of coal and cleaned furnaces. He worked for Cox’s laying cement and running the coal yard. He had a small farm, garden, and a beautiful yard and flower beds. Raising and selling pure bred bird dogs was a hobby he enjoyed.

He was grounds foreman of Snow College from 1971-1989. He took much pride in his work; and much praise was given. After retirement he and his wife enjoyed many good times and made many friends going to Quartzsite, Arizona for the winter. They were partners at County Cousins Gift Shop in Manti for over 20 years. They made many crafts to sell and keep them busy.

He is survived by his son, Paul (VaNae) Bown, daughter, Sandra Bown and brother, Bruce (Myrle Dean) Bown. He has 13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, parents, 3 brothers, a sister, daughter, Peggy; and son-in-law, Robert Lovell.

The family would like to thank the Manti Ambulance Association, Sanpete Valley Hospital and IHC Hospice for the loving way they cared for Kenny.

Graveside services and Interment were held Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in the Manti City Cemetery under the direction of Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at

Clark William Rappleye

Apr. 19, 2018


Clark William Rappleye, 80, born Dec. 17, 1937 to Ammon V. and Lila (Cox) Rappleye, was taken from this earth April 6, 2018, by an aggressive form of cancer.

He met and fell in love with Fonda Hartley, eloping to Ely, Nevada. Together Clark and Fonda raised their four children: Jeff (DeAnn) Rappleye; Jane (Scott) Jones; Jo Delgado; and Jeri Collard.

Clark was an autobody repairman back when it was a true art. He loved to attend and peruse the variety of classic cars at the local seasonal car shows.

He took pleasure in hand crafting items using old license plates, wood, and a variety of odds and ends. As a “Garbologist”, Clark enjoyed weekend yard sales and thrift “junk” stores. If you never met him at a yard sale, he was probably the “old man” cussing you at the local grocery store for being in his way.

Clark sometimes referred to himself as “Herman Schwartz” and could be quite a joker, but had a serious belief in “Big Foot” and “E.T.’s”

He loved camping in the desert and was especially fond of the Henry Mountains.  An avid rock hound, he was known to give away a lot of petrified dinosaur poop.

Clark is survived by his wife; children; several grandchildren and a flock of great-grandchildren; as-well-as two sisters, Cleone Dixon, Dawn Thaxton, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, three sisters, and a grandson.

No services were held. Clark’s ashes will be spread in the Henry Mountains this summer.


Pauline Cottle Birch

Apr. 19, 2018


Our devoted, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Pauline Cottle Birch, 83, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on April 10, 2018, in Provo, from complications due to age. She was born Nov. 23, 1935, to W. Lee and Martha Cottle in Clarkston, Utah.

The oldest of six children, Pauline grew up on a farm in Trenton. Her family later moved to Pocatello, Idaho, where she graduated from high school. While working in Rexburg, Idaho, Pauline met her life’s love and future husband, Jesse D. Birch. They were married on Aug. 28, 1959, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple and are the parents of five children. Their second daughter died in infancy. The family settled in Ephraim, Utah, in 1968.

A talented secretary and stenographer, Pauline worked at First Security Bank, USU Field Station Extension Office, and Ephraim Elementary. She was a faithful member of the LDS church, serving in many capacities including president of the ward Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary organizations, and as the first stake Relief Society president in the Snow College Stake.

Pauline is survived by her husband, Jesse; children: Natalie (Randy) Clark, Troy (Lori) Birch, Melanie (Garrit) Lipscomb, Kaylene (Mark) Yardley; 20 grandchildren plus spouses, and 24 great-grandchildren; siblings: Renee (Michael) Richey, Carl (LaVaun) Cottle, Ralph (Carolyn) Cottle, LaRell (Bonnie) Cottle. She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Tamara; sister, Joan (Bill) Bailey; and great-granddaughter, Addison.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 21, 2018 at noon in the Ephraim 6th Ward Chapel, 450 N 200 West. Friends may call Friday, from 6-8 p.m., and Saturday from 10:30-11:30 am. Burial will be in the Ephraim Park Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at