Obituaries

Carole Ray Campbell Chadwick

Carole Ray Campbell Chadwick

 

01-24-2019

 

Carole Ray Campbell Chadwick, (Washington City, formally of Manti, Utah) wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to many, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 18, 2019 at the age of 74, after a long battle with diabetes.

Carole was born in Huntsville, Alabama, to Ray Levert Campbell and May Carole Green on Jan. 8, 1945. She met her husband, and love of her life, Delbert Vern Chadwick, while he was serving a mission in the Southern States Mission. She joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when she was 16 years old and moved out west to Utah when she was 18.

On Feb. 8, 1963, she and Vern were married and sealed for time and all eternity in the Logan LDS Temple. Carole and Vern had four daughters and one son.

Carole’s greatest honor was her family.  She took great pride in her children and grandchildren.  She reveled in the stories her children and grandchildren would share about their lives’ adventures.  She was a fierce defender of those she loved.

Carole opened her home to many people, feeding their souls as well as their bodies.  She had the ability to weave a story that captivated her audience. One could not leave her home without a full belly and a heart filled with love.  Her true Southern charm filled her home with love, acceptance, and hospitality that made all feel welcome. Carole loved to sew, making family heirlooms for all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren to cherish for years to come.      Carole is survived by her husband of nearly 56 years: Vern Chadwick; children Debra (John) McKay Mt. Pleasant; Renae (Cregg) Cannon Salt Lake City; Susan (Dean) Hatch, Manti; Gary (Tammy) Chadwick, Mayfield; Janet (Randy Harris) Wright, Las Vegas, Nevada.

She has 31 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. Carole was preceded in death by her parents, Ray Levert Campbell and May Carole Green Stephens, in-laws Delbert and Hazel Chadwick, brother Jerry Wayne Campbell, and great-granddaughter Hayven Madi Orton.   Services will be held in Manti, Utah, on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Manti 8th Ward, 295 South Main at 1 p.m. with a visitation preceding the service from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Interment will be in Manti City Cemetery under the services of Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Home.

Valerie Louise Peterson

Valerie Louise Peterson

 

01-24-2019

 

Valerie Louise Peterson died unexpectedly and peacefully in Provo, Utah on Jan. 10, 2019 at the young age of 49.

She was born Feb. 17, 1969 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Albert Dee Sevy and Susanne Foreman Sevy of Annabella, Utah.

Valerie is survived by her husband of 27 years, Scott Peterson of Milburn, Utah and their five beautiful children; CarliAnn Jensen and grandchild EllieMay of Tucson, Arizona; Ayden and Kayla Jensen of Magna; Talon and Katelyn Peterson of Ephraim; Kamree Peterson of Magna; and Zaily Peterson of Magna. Valerie was the youngest of three siblings: Dorothy Spens of Moroni; Earl Sevy of Cedar City; and she is preceded in death by her eldest brother Dewey Sevy of Fairbanks, Alaska.

We will dearly miss Valerie as she has made her mark in the world as a beautiful person inside and out.

A viewing was held Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. at 96 N. 100 W. in Mt Pleasant, A funeral was held for Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 at the Indianola Ward Chapel.

Valerie was buried in the Ephraim City Cemetery following her services. Online condolences rasmussenmortuary.com.

 

Susie Johnson Walser

Susie Johnson Walser

 

01-17-2019

 

Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, Susie Johnson Walser, died Jan. 10, 2019, in Mesa, Arizona, where she had lived for just over three years.

Susie was born on Sept. 11, 1932, in Lovell, Wyoming, to Samuel Alonzo and Susannah Hopkin Johnson. She had two older brothers, Marvin and Delbert “Bud”; one older sister, Myrna Smith; and a younger brother, Fred.

She spent her earlier years in Lovell, until the family moved to Roundup, Montana. Susie learned to work hard helping her family at home, on the ranch, and in their store. Before she graduated from high school, they had moved back to Lovell, then to Billings, Montana, and then to a ranch community north of Billings.

Susie attended and graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with a degree in Elementary Education. While attending college she was a member of the BYU acapella choir, sharing her beautiful voice in many venues, including two trips to Europe. She was often asked to solo for special occasions and loved music her entire life.

After graduation she taught first grade in Bakersfield, California, then in Salt Lake City. In later years she taught fifth and sixth grades in Gunnison.

Susie met and fell in love with Kenneth Walser and they were married for time and eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on March 2, 1955. They were blessed with five children: Jon Kenneth, David Kimball, Neal Johnson, Alice Renee Glidewell, and Catherine Jane Kellner. They have lived in Utah, Alaska, Washington, California, and Arizona. Susie is preceded in death by her sweetheart, Kenneth; her parents; and her older brothers, Marvin and Bud.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Manti Tabernacle, where friends may call from 9:30-10:30 a.m. A viewing will be held prior in Arizona at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona, on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 from 6-8 p.m.

As a family, we wish to express our gratitude for the many individuals who have loved and cared for Susie during her lifetime, and particularly in her later years. She was a strong, independent woman who supported her husband and raised her children in righteousness. She is the best example of love and kindness towards others. She will be missed, but we know she is ours forever. “I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.”

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

 

Stephen Edward Prestwich

Stephen “Steve” Edward Prestwich

 

01-17-2019

 

Stephen “Steve” Edward Prestwich, 69 of Moroni, passed away at home Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born Feb. 12, 1949 in American Fork, to Edward and Bonnie Prestwich. He Married Janica “Jana” Jensen on April 5, 1985 in Provo, and they were later sealed in the Manti Temple.

They were together for 38 years, 33 of which they were married. Steve spent most of his career logging. He enjoyed spending time at the mountains with his family. He loved sitting by the campfire and playing his flute.

Steve and Jana enjoyed spending time together babysitting their grandchildren. He taught Primary for over six years along with his wife and loved every minute. He loved his family and supported them in all they did. He was a great husband, friend, brother, father and grandfather. He had a positive impact on all who were blessed to be a part of his life.

Steve is survived by his mother, Bonnie; wife Jana; children Jesse (Callie) Wright; Stephen (Cresha) Wright; Donavon (Spring) Wright; Sarah Prestwich; Mindy Prestwich; Zeb (Kaylee) Prestwich; Kira (David) Fonseca; Jeremy Prestwich; Travis (Keesha) Prestwich; Mike Mooney; Kyle (Amberlee) Jackson; siblings, Brenda Prestwich; Rick (Suzy) Prestwich; Cindy (Thane) Ferre; 36 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his father Edward; son Mike Collins; sisters, Christine Prestwich, Lori Nelson, son-in-law Kenny Olson.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 at 1 p.m. in the Moroni Stake Center with a viewing from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. prior to service at the church.

Interment in the Moroni City Cemetery. Online condolences rasmussenmortuary.com

Roland King Frandsen

 

Roland King Frandsen

 

01-17-2019

 

Roland King Frandsen, 77, of Manti passed away Jan. 9, 2019 at his home.

He was born Feb. 20, 1941 to Loomis Frandsen and Lillian Fidelia Stutznegger Frandsen. He is survived by his wife, Jeralee Ross Frandsen, whom he married on Sept. 11, 1963.

Roland had a keen mechanical mind, and loved to tinker and build, even from an early age. He also had a mischievous sense of humor. Sometimes, these qualities would combine.

When he was nine years old, he took a toy pedal-car, and motorized it. He promptly took it down Main Street in Manti, where he was pulled over for no license and no windshield.

When he was 13, he took left-over materials and built his own Ferris-wheel.

Roland raised his children on motorcycles. Every summer, he would take his family back to Manti to go up in the mountains to camp and ride.

Roland was gregarious, always talking to people he met, and doing things to help others. All of his neighbors have been the recipient of his neighborly assistance and good deeds.

Roland was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served on two full-time missions, one stake mission in Phoenix, and one in Yuma, Arizona. He served as a counselor in the Quechan Stake Presidency in El Centro, Calif and was a temple worker in Manti for nine years.

Roland is survived by his wife; his children Lori Layton, Glendale, Arizona, David Frandsen, Yuma, Arizona, Diane Larsen, Manti, Mark Frandsen, Yuma, Arizona, and Marie Frandsen, Manti; and his siblings, Louise Clement, Lynn Frandsen, Herman Frandsen, Lillian Valene Brown, and Darleen Pratt.

Roland is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Roland is preceded in death by his son, Kevin Frandsen, and his siblings Margie Criddle, John Frandsen, Clyde Frandsen, Glen Frandsen, Dean Frandsen and Dennis Frandsen.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Manti Utah Stake Center.

Herta L. Strate

Herta L. Strate

 

01-17-2019

 

We lost a stalwart example of love and sacrifice in our family on Jan. 9, 2019 as Herta L. Strate passed away in the early morning hours at the home of her daughter in Payson, Utah, surrounded by family.

She was so loved, over 130 people visited her in the days preceding her death. She loved everyone unconditionally and they loved her in return.

She married her eternal sweetheart on Jan. 5, 1951 in the Salt Lake Temple. In their later years they served as ordinance workers in the Manti Temple for 21 years.

Herta was born to Otto Paul Ludwig and Hedwig Frieda Arlt on April 12, 1926 in Lieppe, Hoyersverda, Germany. At the age of four her family immigrated to America, settling in the Salt Lake Valley.

Life was hard for this immigrant family as they struggled to make ends meet. They lived in several different places for her father’s work. As a German family here in Utah during WWII they weren’t always treated very well. Mom decided at a very young, tender age that she was always going to show love to all and she always did.

Herta had a strong faith in her Savior, Jesus Christ and she was very active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was president of the Primary, Young Women organization and Relief Society. She also served as a teacher in all of these organizations.  She also taught in Primary for many years, co-teaching some of that time with her husband, Kent.

She touched many lives for good. She also served as a visiting teacher most of her married life. When she could no longer visit her sisters in person she mailed something to them each month, sending her last visiting teaching message in December 2018. In the last eight years she indexed over 300,000 names for the temple.

She was very supportive of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She attended the temple with a great-grandchild in November 2018. She so loved her family. They were everything to her.

She welcomed into her home with open arms to Navajo children on the Lamanite placement program run by the Church for several years. Roger spent three years and his sister, Juanita spent eight years with the Strate family while they were going to school.

Herta is survived by her children: Herta Jean (Dan) Nielson and David Kent (Janene) Strate of Ephraim; MehlRee (Lyle) Snell, Orem; LuDean (Darrell) White, Payson; Ruth Ann (Hal) Williams, Spring City; son-in-law Alan (Lisa) Cox; her Lamanite children, Roger (Becky) Morgan, Crownpoint, New Mexico and Juanita Morgan, Gallup, New Mexico.

With her Lamanite family and Alan and Lisa’s new family Herta has 43 grandchildren and 97 great-grandchildren of whom she unconditionally loved.

She was preceeded in death by her husband, Kent and her daughter, Ellen, her parents, siblings Else Haws, Martin Ludwig, Herbert Ludwig and Otto Paul Ludwig.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 at 11 a.m. There will be a viewing 9:30- 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning and 6-8 p.m. Friday evening. The funeral and viewings will be held in the Spring City Chapel on 164 S. Main in Spring City, Utah. Interment in the Spring City Cemetery. Online condolence rasmussenmortuary.com.

Mary Larane Lambertsen Bradley

Mary Larane Lambertsen Bradley

 

01-17-2019

 

Mary Larane Lambertsen Bradley, 84, of Manti, Utah, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 in her home.

Mary was born in Elsinore, Utah to Otto Christian and Lillian Day Lambertsen. She was married to her sweetheart of 66 years, Jerry Merritt Bradley, on May 29, 1952, in the Manti Utah Temple.

Mary followed Jerry in his military service to New York and England, as well as many other places. Mary and Jerry claimed Manti as their home for 53 years, where they became loved members of the community. One of Mary’s favorite joys was supporting the family band JB’s Country Sunshine.

Mary spent many years in service as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served in many ward and stake callings, including a calling at the BYU Jerusalem Center, and many years as a Manti Temple ordinance worker. Jerry and Mary also returned honorably from a Washington D.C. Temple Mission.

Mary is survived by her husband, Jerry Merritt Bradley, her six children and their spouses, Eddy M. (Kathy) Bradley, Jerry Lyn (Ron) Lloyd, Joni (Clare) Richins, Randy J. (Annie) Bradley, Judi Eubanks, and Terry D. (Nalisa) Bradley, 31 grandchildren, and 53 great-grandchildren, and her brother Max Lambertsen (Aurora).

Mary is preceded in death by her parents; first daughter, Jelani (infant); grandson, Patrick Lloyd; great-granddaughters, Rin Olivia and Yuki Jun Eubanks, siblings, Otto Ardell Lambertsen, Robert Levoy Lambertsen, Lillian Carol Snow, Arthur Delane Lambertsen, Keith Paul Lambertsen, and Rosie Rodeback.

Funeral Services were held in the Manti 8th Ward at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, with viewing prior to the funeral services. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com.

The family would like to thank the Manti ambulance service, Sanpete Valley Hospital, and Magleby Mortuary for the great care they delivered to our beloved Mary. They would also like to express gratitude for such a loving community and great family and friends that showed their love and support during this time.

Charles Walter Wintch

Charles Walter Wintch

 

01-17-2019

 

Our loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, husband, brother and friend, Charles Walter (Walt) Wintch, passed peacefully away at home in Hurricane  on Jan. 5, 2019 after  an eight month, hard-fought battle with cancer.

Walt was born in Manti on Feb. 8, 1935 to Ardray and Pearl Bessey Wintch. He married his sweetheart, Darlene Loraine Solo in Salt Lake City, Jan. 28, 1954.

They are parents of four children: Cheryl Hyland (Mike), Tammie Sadler (Stan), Rona DeMille (Kirk), Charles (Chip) Walter Wintch Jr. (Shaneen), 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, children and brother, David. He was preceded in death by his grandson Joshua and brothers Don and Garth.

Walt was a loving husband and caring father. He leaves quite a legacy in his building of churches and schools throughout Utah.  He retired from Valley Builders in Gunnison, Utah but his love of building called him back, and he went on to work for Ence Homes where he finally retired for good.

Walt loved the Manti mountains, specifically 6-Mile Canyon, where his family camped, hunted and fished. He also loved a good campfire and with a twinkle in his eye and that deep voice, he told endless stories that entertained his family and friends.

Per Walt’s wish, no services will be held. “The mountains are calling me home, and I must go,” he said.

Dallin Keith Bradshaw

Dallin Keith Bradshaw

 

01-17-2019

 

With deepest sorrow, we announce that Dallin Keith Bradshaw, age 21, of Mt. Pleasant. Our son, brother, and friend returned to our Heavenly Father on Jan. 12, 2019.

He was the son of Kevin and Leslie Bradshaw, born Aug. 12, 1997 in Payson.

He was the brother of Shalisha (Rob) Hosking, BriAnne (Pablo) Tinoco and McKinzie Bradshaw, and uncle of Keagan, Remington, Colter Hosking, Bentley, Oaklynn, and Damian Tinoco.

Dallin was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the 92nd Fox Refueling Unit of the United States Army Reserve.

He was a graduate of North Sanpete High School.

Dallin loved his dog Lola, riding his motorcycle, snowboarding, being outdoors and hanging out with friends and family. He will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Mt. Pleasant North Stake Center (461 N 300 W). Viewings will be held Thursday, Jan.17, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. and Friday from 9-10:30 a.m. prior to services, both held at the Stake Center.

Interment in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery with Military Honors. Online condolence rasmussenmortuary.com.

Robert Wayne Miller

Robert Wayne Miller

 

01-17-2019

 

Robert Wayne Miller, 83, passed away Jan. 12, 2019 in Richfield.

He was born Aug. 12, 1935 in Brigham City, Utah to Janus Wayne and Ila Ruby Casto Miller. He married Janet Miner on Nov. 13, 1958 in the Salt Lake City Temple.

Rob graduated from dental school at the University of Oregon. He was a dentist in Dos Palos, CA for 40 years. He and Janet retired in Manti, where they’ve spent the last 10 years.

A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Rob and Janet have served four missions together: two in California and two in Oregon.

He enjoyed fishing, farming, drawing, sculpting and writing love letters to his wife. Rob was devoted to his wife and family and serving others.

He is survived by his wife, Janet; children: Laurie (Paul) Stoker, Fayetteville, Georgia; Susie (Paul) Johnson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Melinda (Dan) Christensen, Tremonton; Mary (Jeff) Jones, Ammon, Idaho; Heidi Miller, Lehi; Carrie (Gabe) Stephani, Niceville, Florida; Peter Miller, San Jose, California; Megan (Travis) Liston, Washougal, Washington; Charlie (Meg) Miller, Greer, South Carolina; Sam Miller, Atwater, California; 46 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and all his siblings.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Manti 8th Ward Chapel, 295 South Main. Viewing will be Friday at the ward chapel from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Manti City Cemetery.

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

 

Lynn Terry Nuffer

Lynn Terry Nuffer

 

Lynn Terry Nuffer, 84, passed away at his home in Manti, on Dec. 31, 2018.

He was born on Aug. 18, 1934 in Salt Lake City, to Elvin Joseph and Mildred Amelia Terry Nuffer. Lynn was the oldest of eight children. He was the epitome of a workaholic. He began working at the age of six mowing lawns and raking leaves. This desire to work was so strong that at the age of 15 he dropped out of high school to help supplement his family’s income.

Lynn grew up with a great love of swimming. Throughout his life he won many metals for swimming and diving.

Lynn was sealed to his sweetheart LouConne Larson in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on Feb. 14, 1955.

Lynn had great faith and love for his Savior Jesus Christ. He has served in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in many callings which eventually lead to a two year mission served for the church in Lansing Michigan with his wife.

Some of the most memorable jobs that Lynn had were: milkman at Winder Dairy, production manager at Heat King Stoves, police officer for Manti City and his favorite job was driving the Pre-School bus for South Sanpete School District.

Lynn is survived by his wife, LouConne Larson Nuffer; children; Michael Lynn Nuffer, Richard Terry (Kaye) Nuffer, Rebecca (Moroni) Patane, David Joseph (deceased), Karen (Donny) Seely, Douglas Paul (Penny) Nuffer, Jeffrey Allen (Melody) Nuffer; siblings, Nina Tapp, Bonnie Butler, Daniel Nuffer, Margaret Nuffer, Joseph Nuffer and Jennifer Nuffer; 21 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. He is also preceded in death by his parents, stepmother, Joan Wheatley and sister, Marilyn James.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 at noon in the Manti Stake Center. Friends called prior to services at the church from 10-11:30 a.m. Burial was in the Manti City Cemetery with Military Honors. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com.

 

Joan Maness Newman Hill

Joan Maness Newman Hill

 

Joan Maness Newman Hill, 72, passed away peacefully from natural causes and complications associated with pancreatic cancer on Dec. 13, 2018 in the comfort of her long-time Axtell home.

She was born on Sept. 30, 1946, to Robert Maness and Elise Bailey. She attended South High School in Salt Lake City where she resided with her grandmother, Alice Morrey Bailey and developed skills in art, music, and a playwright’s talent for entertaining. Joan had many accomplishments throughout her life, her most notable was having a large family of boys with her former husband George Brent Newman.

Joan lived in her Axtell home for 46 years. The last 25 of those years were with her second husband, Tim Hill, with whom she helped raise his three children. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served and fulfilled numerous callings throughout her life.

She worked for the Utah Department of Corrections from 1991 until her retirement in 2010. Joan was always youthful and energetic, even completing Police Officer Standard Training in 1999 at the age of 53 and achieving several other certifications in Criminal Justice and Social Work.

Once retired, she stayed very active with Tim competing in antique car shows, skydiving, and taking vacations with numerous family and friends. She also found great joy spending time with her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Joan is survived by her husband, Tim; sons: Robert Newman, Georgia; Ronald Newman, Salina; Russell (Irina) Newman, California; Ryan (Jody) Newman, Elk Ridge; Raymond (Tia) Newman, Idaho; and Randon Newman, Riverton; stepchildren: Rick (Mary) Stewart, Roosevelt; Brooke (Brett) Robbins, Kaysville; Allen Hill, Aurora; 30 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren; siblings: John Collins, Washington; Lauralee Bass, Riverton; Charles Collins, Nevada. She is preceded in death by her parents, and stepson, Kevin Hill.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the Axtell LDS Ward Chapel located at 75 West Center Street, Axtell, where friends may call on Thursday, evening from 6-8 p.m. and Friday morning from 9:30–10:30 a.m.

Burial will be in the Axtell Cemetery. Funeral Directors Magleby Mortuary: Richfield, Salina, Manti. Online guest book at www.maglebymortuary.com.

Carole Davis Tervort

Carole Davis Tervort

 

Carole Davis Tervort, 76, of Ephraim, passed away Dec. 16, 2018 in Provo, Utah after a long battle with heart disease.

She was born to Benjamin Elmo and Evelyn Bradshaw Davis, March 16, 1942, in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. Carole graduated from North Sanpete High School and received an Associate’s of Science from Snow College.
On Dec. 22, 1962 she married the love of her life, Louis G. Tervort, in the Manti Temple. Carole and Louis served an 18 month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Laie, Hawaii. After their mission they worked as ordinance workers in the Manti Temple. They would have been married for 56 years this Saturday.

She reached out with great compassion and a tender heart full of love for her family, friends, neighbors and those unknown. She was a true friend to all her knew her. Music, reading and gardening were her passions. Carole’s life is a testament to the virtues of faith, kindness and charity.

Carole is a beloved mother. She is survived by her husband Louis and children: Lisa (Brian) Murray, Roger (Christa) Tervort, Rachelle (Brett) Stubbs, and Megan (Casey) Jewkes; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Marilyn (Larry) Burningham. Carole was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Tyler Tervort; and brother, Glenn Davis.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the Ephraim 2nd Ward Chapel, 450 North 200 West. Friends may call at the ward chapel in Ephraim Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. or Saturday morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Wales Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com.

Vernon George Buchanan

Vernon George Buchanan

 

Vernon George Buchanan, 92, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 in Orem, Utah, after a brief illness.

Vern was born on Nov. 13, 1926 in Challis, Idaho, to George Wenzel Buchanan and Edna Wuenschel. He graduated from Granite High School in Salt Lake City in 1944, after attending 13 different schools in various parts of the country because of his family’s frequent moves. He attended Oregon State University and the University of Utah.

 

On Oct. 25, 1946, he married Carolynn Fagg in the Salt Lake Temple, and together they raised six children. Carolynn passed away in 1976, and he then married Karen Hunt in 1977. Vern added a seventh child to the family when he adopted Karen’s daughter shortly thereafter. Following Karen’s death in 2015, Vern married Carolyn Ringger on the day before his 90th birthday in November 2016. He was loved dearly by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many extended family members.

 

Vern lived a life of hard work, spiritual commitment, love for his family, and service to other people. He had an inventive mind and a deep entrepreneurial spirit; he wasn’t afraid to take risks or try new things. In his early married life, he built many homes in the Salt Lake area, and he and Carolynn lived in ten houses in the first ten years of their marriage as they bought, renovated, and sold the properties.

Vern built several small businesses, from carpentry and cabinetry to specialty installations. He later entered the suit-and-tie world of business in microfilm and microfiche camera production. Vern had a reputation for being fair and honest in everything he did, and the people who worked for him always remembered him for his integrity.

 

Though many would think of Vern as a quiet person, he was a prolific writer of his own personal and family histories. Eventually he wrote 11 volumes of the different aspects of his life, including his parents’ history and growing up in rural Idaho, raising children, his various jobs and service projects, and even one volume called, “Laps of Memory: A Different Way to Write Your Personal History,” which he offered for sale in local shops.

 

Vern and Karen moved to Manti from Salt Lake in 1990 after Vern’s retirement, and together they built their home on 300 South. His grandparents had lived in Manti for many years, and Vern had spent time as a young boy visiting them.

He felt they could have an impact on a smaller community in their retirement, and quickly became active in both civic and church activities. Vern was a talented craftsman, and added special touches to the home they envisioned as a “gathering place” for family and friends.

Every year they grew a large garden in the backyard and shared the bounties of their garden with neighbors and family. Vern loved to care for his yard, and could be seen on his riding mower every week, even in the past few months.

 

Vern spent much of the past 28 years in service to the community and people of Manti. He and Karen dedicated eight years to leading the project to restore Manti’s Old City Hall. His craftsmanship is evident in the woodworking details, as well as the historical touches throughout the building, including the copper cupola that tops the structure.

 

Vern was active and dedicated to service in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He held many church callings, and with Karen served a mission to the England Bristol Mission from 1988-1989. Vern and Karen served as temple workers in the Manti Temple two days a week for eight years.

For the past 15 years, Vern served as the Stake Patriarch, providing hundreds of patriarchal blessings members of the Manti Stake, as well as many of his grandsons and granddaughters.

 

Since their marriage in 2016, Vern and Carolyn spent the last two years together actively involved with their Family Home Evening group, hosting dinners and lessons together every Monday evening. They generously opened their home to others in need, and hosted parties and a wedding in their garden.

Carolyn provided loving care and companionship for Vern in the last two years as his energy waned. “I’m slowing down a bit,” he often remarked, but he still continued to serve and provided patriarchal blessings until a few weeks before his passing.

 

Vern is survived by his wife, Carolyn, and his family members: Julie Ross (Brent), Gayle Boyle (Richard), Karl Buchanan (Kate), Jan Christensen (Que), Merrilee Buchanan (Gary), Scott Buchanan (Celeste), Jennifer Buchanan, Eric Ringger (Kristi), Kevin Ringger (Laurie), Kent Ringger (Krista) Monica Bambrough (Blaine), Hans Ringger (Elin). Siblings include William Buchanan, Juanita Edvalson, and Douglas Buchanan (Sylvia). Vern leaves behind 45 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, and as well as dozens of nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

 

Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at the Manti 6th Ward Chapel, 295 S. Main Street, in Manti. Visitation and viewing will be held at the same chapel on Thursday evening, Dec. 20, from 6-8 p.m., and 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Friday, with services at 11 a.m. Visitors are kindly requested to refrain from using scented perfumes or lotions because of family members’ chemical sensitivities.

 

A brief graveside service and interment will be at the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 E. Highland Dr., Salt Lake City, at 3:30 p.m.

 

The family would like to thank the many friends, family members, neighbors, ward members, and care providers who visited and cheered Vern during his final days. We are all deeply grateful.

Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Blewitt Jenkins

Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Blewitt Jenkins

 

Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Blewitt Jenkins passed away peacefully on Dec. 14, 2018 in Ephraim, at the age of 85, of causes incident to age.

She was born April 6, 1933 to Raymond Francis Blewitt and Anna Agnes Pochuvay in Follansbee, West Virginia. She married Kenneth Wayne Jenkins in 1955 and they had four children. They joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1966 and were sealed for eternity in the Salt Lake Temple in 1967. He preceded her in death in January 2002.

Elizabeth was known for her many talents: she was a passionate genealogist, an accomplished quilter, a fabulous cook, and a loving grandmother. She seemed to be her happiest when she had all of her children and grandchildren surrounding her, enjoying a Sunday evening meal that always included her secret and superb spaghetti sauce.

She had a beautiful alto singing voice, and was a devoted member of the Church. She held multiple church callings throughout her life, she loved the scriptures, and passed on a strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ to her children.

Elizabeth is survived by her four children: Ann (Evan) Whitaker; Laurie (Bruce) Miller; Kenneth Mitchell (Melanie) Jenkins; and Matthew (Mindee) Jenkins; 19 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents; brother, Bud; and sisters: Donna and Coralee.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 at 11 a.m., in the Manti Tabernacle Relief Society Room, 90 S Main Manti, where friends may call from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Interment in the Gunnison City Cemetery.

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

George John White

 

George John White

George John White, age 78, passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 4, 2018 in Gunnison, Utah.
George was born July 18, 1940 in Roxbury, New Hampshire to Alpheus Cummings White and May Elizabeth Nourse White. He graduated from Keene High School in 1958. He married Norlan Irene Broyles in Burbank, California on April 8, 1960. She later passed.
George was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving in the Vietnam War and various locations throughout the U.S. including California, Okinawa, New York and Hawaii. George worked as an aircraft safety equipment mechanic while he served.
He worked as a truck driver but enjoyed many other activities. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed going to Palisades Golf Course, often teeing off at sunrise with his buddies. George also participated in re-enactments of mountain men rendezvous during the late 1980’s to 1990’s. He could be seen parading around in his mountain man attire during the July 24th parades in Mayfield.
One of George’s greatest joys was playing Santa Claus, and he fit the part perfectly. For several years he could be found at various Christmas parties on Christmas Eve in Mayfield.
Later in life, George became a permanent fixture at the well-known cafe-store Lishey Lou’s in Mayfield. It was one of his greatest joys and he felt very fulfilled doing his part by helping out, running the register, and greeting customers.
George is survived by his daughters: Paige (Mark) Ishii of Orem; Georgia (Kevin) Kiggins of Orem; his granddaughters: Madison Ishii of Ogden; Sienna Ishii of Orem; Lose Vai Fo Ou of Orem; Ana Vai Fo Ou of Orem; Natasha Lynn White of Bloomfield, New Mexico; his grandsons: Miles Keith Cole of Mayfield; Kendrick Kiggins of Orem; Zachary Kiggins of Orem; Clayton Jonathon White of Bloomfield, New Mexico; and Chauncey Alpheus George White of Bloomfield, New Mexico.
George was preceded in death by his father and mother, Alpheus Cummings and May Elizabeth Nourse White; his wife Norlan Irene Broyles White, and his son Jonathan William Chauncey White.
A celebration in the honor of George’s life will be held at from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 in the Mayfield Community Center, 52 North Main, Mayfield. Military honors will be provided by the Utah Honor Guard and the Centerfield American Legion Post #105 at 1:30 p.m.
Services are under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Homes of Richfield and Salina, Utah.
Online guestbook at www.springerturner.com.