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

Cecilia Frieda McInelly St. Germaine



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.


Kaitlyn Brooke Black

Kaitlyn Brooke Black




Kaitlyn Brooke Black, 19, of Provo and Manti, passed away Feb. 3, 2019, two weeks short of her 20th birthday, after a life-long battle with leukodystrophy.
She was born on Feb. 18, 1999 in Nacogdoches, Texas to Russell Avery Black and Rhonda Jean Holloway Black.
Katy was a ray of sunshine who loved to laugh, smile and give the biggest hugs. She loved gymnastics, ladybugs and was a romantic at heart. She loved everyone. Katy was an example of pure Christ-like love.
Katy received a certificate from Timpview High School and was currently attending Manti High School. She served in the Humanitarian Center with her grandma where she helped design quilt tops. Katy’s desire was to work in the fashion design industry.
Katy is survived by her parents, siblings: Taylor Nichole, Brianna Avery and Luke Christopher Black; step-siblings, Christian and Chase Hernandez; half-siblings, Alexandria and Nicholas Black; grandparents, Gene (Judy) Holloway and Lorretta Black. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She is preceded in death by her grandfather, Hugh “Buddy” Black.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 at 11 in the Escalante Ward, 99 North 920 West, Spanish Fork, with viewings prior to servicers.
Additional services will be held in Manti, on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Manti Tabernacle, 90 South Main. A viewing will be held prior to services from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Interment will be in the Manti City Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at

Barbara Jean Bohnett Oliver

Barbara Jean Bohnett Oliver




Barbara Jean Bohnett Oliver, 87, of Manti, passed away on Feb. 3, 2019.
Barbara was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin to Ralph and Margaret Bohnett on Dec. 13, 1931.
The family moved to Watsonville, California where she graduated from high school and eventually bought her father’s bookkeeping and tax business. After moving to Grants Pass, Oregon for many years, she finally settled in Manti, Utah.
Barbara was very active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Eastern Star, White shrine, Soroptomist Club, Red Hat Society and holding family home evenings with her ladies group. She loved to read, knit, make quilts and serve at the Manti Temple.
She is survived by her daughter, Beverly Armstrong (Bob) of Manti, her son, Bill Hurd and his wife, DaNae of Alpine, Utah and her daughter, Ruth Thornberg and her husband, Craig of Veneta, Oregon. She leaves 14 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her sister, Sharon Fisher and her husband, Michael Rex Oliver.
There will be a viewing on Friday, Feb. 8 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with funeral services to follow at 1 p.m. at the red church, 295 S Main St, Manti, under the direction of Bishop Bigelow.
She will then be laid to rest beside Rex Oliver in the Masonic Cemetery in Grants Pass, Oregon.

Denille Andrus

Denille Andrus




Beloved mother, grandmother and sister, Denille Andrus passed away from her battle with cancer on Jan. 25, 2019 in the home of her daughter.
Denille was born Sept. 12, 1957 in Payson, the daughter of Elden and Lucille Andrus of Spanish Fork. Denille was a wonderful mother, sister, daughter and friend. She loved serving and teaching her family. Camping and outdoor activities were treasured memories. She loved to watch her grandkids sports and dance events. She was talented in cooking, music, sewing and especially loved birds and flowers.
She was always active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She served in many callings and especially loved being a ward Organist and a Relief Society President. While living in Ephraim, she accompanied the Sanpete Valley Singers and especially enjoyed their performance at Temple Square. She created and donated hundreds of flower arrangements for her ward and for others.
She is survived by her children: Janean (Larry) Wright, Michael (Holly) Tanner, Joe Tanner, Annie (Dave) Walker, Mathew (Brittney) Tanner, Sheri (Steve) Nelson and her siblings Douglas (Marrianne) Andrus, Gordon (Marba) Andrus, Jacob (Barbara) Andrus, Jon (Patricia) Andrus, Dianne (David) Blackham, Steven Andrus, Wayne (Annette) Andrus and Boyd Andrus.
She is preceded in death by her son, Spencer Tanner, brother Ron Andrus and parents, Elden and Lucille Andrus.
A viewing will be held Thursday, Jan. 31, at Walkers Mortuary in Spanish Fork (187 S. Main Street) from 6-8 p.m. On Friday, Feb. 1 from 9:45 a.m-10:45 a.m. there will be another viewing at her church building in Orem (945 W. 2000 N.). Her funeral will be in the chapel following the viewing at 11a.m.
We want to thank all the friends and family that extended their love to her and us. We love and appreciate all of you.
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Candice (Candy) Marie Denton

Candice (Candy) Marie Denton




Candice (Candy) Marie Denton was surrounded by family and dear friends when she passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. This was perfectly fitting as Sundays were her favorite day of the week.

Candy was born on Dec. 8, 1943 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Donald and Carolle Denton settled in Sterling, Utah where they bought a house in which they built a home. The result was spectacular. Their home was full of children, six girls and five boys. Their home was full of music. Their home was full of baked and canned goods and their home was full of the sweet, simple love of Christ, with a focus on living and teaching gospel principles.

Candy grew up in a yard full of beautiful flowers and trees. Her love of flora and fauna inspired and ignited Candy’s creativity and she made beautiful spaces everywhere she lived. Through the example of her parents, Candy grew in the gospel with the simple faith of a child. Candy, indeed, blossomed into a flower more beautiful than any in her mother’s garden.

Although darkness and shadows found their way into her life, through her strength and spirit along with her deep love of music, sunshine quickly filled the corners of Candy’s heart and life. The gift of charity, or the pure love of Christ, was manifest in the purposeful way Candy lived every day.

From daily notes, carefully written and placed in handmade lunches, to flower bouquets delivered to hearts needing to be lifted, Candy’s gift was her ability to make others feel loved. Every kind deed or act of service was a gift from the heart and a window into the gentle, kind nature of Candy’s soul. She was a model of goodness and unselfish service to others. To all who have known her, it is clear that Candy was unique among God’s children.

Candy gave birth to six amazing Duncan children: Scott, Tracy, Anna, Dane, Shad and Corey. She was also was blessed with four grandchildren, Samantha, Siera, Scott and Sydney. While she gave birth to six children there were many others who Candy considered children, who gave rebirth to her.

In addition to serving as a loving mother Candy was called at the age of 21 to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Scotland. She served throughout the years in many callings; her most treasured was in the Young Women’s program and as ward chorister. Candy remained an active member of the church her entire life.

Candy is survived by her siblings: Cozette (Doug) Ludvigson , Sterling; Guy (Peggy) Denton, Blanding; Chris (Loretta) Denton , Sterling; Cindy (Dale) Sampson, Benjamin; Tim (Diane) Denton, Weatherford, Texas; Glade (Cheri) Denton, Lehi; Mary (Glade) Nielson, Nephi; and Craig Denton, Salt Lake City.

Candy is preceded in death by her sisters Aura and Celeste and her daughter, Anna, who passed as an infant.

The family is very grateful for the wonderful care and love rendered from Mission at Community Living and Gunnison Home Care and Hospice. The words “thank you” are inadequate to express the gratitude we feel for your care and compassion. So please except “she loved you” as a more appropriate statement.

While the world is less beautiful without Candy, her legacy of love and service temper our sadness at her passing and give us reason to celebrate.

Funeral services will be held at the Sterling Ward Chapel, Thursday, Jan. 31 at 1 p.m. with a viewing from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to services. Interment in Sterling Town Cemetery.

Special thanks to Magleby Mortuary. Online condolences at

Tiffany Frischknecht Sorensen

Tiffany Frischknecht Sorensen




Tiffany Frischknecht Sorensen, 36, of Manti, passed away on Jan. 21, 2019 in Gunnison. Tiffany was born on June 28, 1982 in Gunnison, to Fred Gene and Shirley Dean Tait Frischknecht.

Tiffany was raised in Manti, graduated from Manti High School and attended Snow College. Tiffany married Dan Sorensen, they later divorced.

She was happy to be a mother and loved her daughter Savanna very much. She worked various retail jobs in Sanpete and was currently working at Alvey Lumber in Manti. Tiffany was a happy person with an infectious laugh. She enjoyed cooking, organizing, camping, fishing, four-wheeling and being in the outdoors. She loved hanging out with her friend and the love of her life, Chris Ivie.

Tiffany was a fast food junky and had her special drink combination at Sip-it. She was a mother figure to her nieces and nephews who all loved her. She had a strong faith in Jesus Christ.

Tiffany is survived by her parents, Fred and Shirley Frischknecht, of Manti; daughter, Savanna Sorensen, Manti; siblings: Alyssia (Jason) Stevenson, Manti; Brennen Frischknecht, Goshen, Ohio; Devin (Kristin) Frischknecht, Ephraim; special friend, Chris Ivie, Manti; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by an infant son and grandparents, Ida and Junior Tait and Kay and Jean Frischknecht.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at 11 a.m in the Manti Tabernacle.  Interment was in the Manti City Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at

Jack Dwain Keisel

Jack Dwain Keisel




Jack Dwain Keisel, 64, of Ephraim, passed away on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 in Mt. Pleasant.

Jackie was born Jan. 19, 1955 to Jack Dewey and Thelma Jean Hixon Keisel. He attended schools in Mapleton and Orem before graduating from Manti High School.

Jackie served in the U.S. Navy for two years and worked as a welder and truck driver. The job he enjoyed most was crossing guard for the children in Ephraim. He looked forward to seeing them every day.

Jack served as a dedicated commander of the local unit of the American Legion for two years. It was a position he took very seriously and put his heart into.

Jack’s love of his life was his wife, Dorothy Jean Mecham. They had many adventures in their years together and enjoyed traveling the western states, from Alaska to Arizona. Jackie had a huge heart and an easy, willing smile. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his children: Stephanie (Eric) Loader, Payson; Tina (Ricky) Covington, American Fork; Toby Keisel, Provo; William Talbot, Provo; stepchildren: Cindy Jackman, Wes Jackman and Lesely Gilson, all of Phoenix, Arizona; 10 grandchildren; sister, Valerie (John) Winward, Kearns and brother, Charles (Shelly) Keisel, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Dorothy.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. in the Ephraim Stake Center, 400 East Center. Friends and family may call prior to services at the church from 10-11 a.m. Interment will be in the Ephraim Park Cemetery with Military Honors. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at

Rinda LaRane Bjerregaard Arnoldson

Rinda LaRane Bjerregaard Arnoldson




Rinda LaRane Bjerregaard Arnoldson passed peacefully on the evening of Jan. 23, 2019 next to her husband of over 72 years.

Her passing was just three days shy of her 89th birthday. LaRane was born in Ephraim, Utah on Jan. 26, 1930 to Gladys and Marlin Bjerregaard. She attended schools in Ephraim including high school classes taught at Snow College. LaRane became the young bride of Elliot J. Arnoldson, a returning World War II veteran on July 16, 1947 and she completed high school in Moroni.

LaRane and Elliot began their lives in a small adobe house north of town where their only daughter, Rinda, began their rather large family. They soon moved to Preston, Idaho where Elliot taught school and finished his bachelor’s degree. While in Preston, they welcomed their first son, Gary, to the family.

After graduation, the farm called them back to Sanpete which seemed to prove a trend: every time they moved, a new child joined the family. Clair was born while Elliot farmed, taught school, and LaRane cared for her growing brood.

The next move took them to Seattle, Washington where Layne was born and the young family thoroughly enjoyed the verdant green forest and abundant sea of Washington. Another move to Milford, Utah must have been a bridge too far because the stay was short but, you guessed it, another son, Earl, was on the way.

Finally, their nomadic lifestyle ended where it began; under the snowcapped mountains of Sanpete County where their final issue, Wesley, joined the family.

A permanent home afforded LaRane the opportunity to excel in nurturing her family and serving her church and community. She was, without doubt, the nucleus of her family and rejoiced in the accomplishments of her 6 children, 20 grandchildren and 37 grandchildren. She never forgot a birthday and her generosity knew no bounds.

LaRane was a teller for First Security Bank where she thoroughly enjoyed her association with colleagues and customers. She was active in civic and church affairs as a humble servant. LaRane found joy and solace in her family and friends, painting, traveling and many outdoor activities. She was principled in her sense of justice and value of education, which will undoubtedly be her lasting legacy.

LaRane will be terribly missed by her husband, Elliot, and her grateful family: daughter Rinda (John), sons Gary (Leslie), Clair (deceased), Layne (Sheri), Earl (Christine), Wesley (Ellen) and daughter-in-law and son-in-law, JoAnn and Allan Nielsen. She is survived by a sister, Eileen, brother, Perry. LaRane is preceded in death by her son, Clair, her parents, brothers Don and Russell, and sister JoAnn.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. at Rasmussen Mortuary, 96 N. 100 W, Mt. Pleasant. Funeral services will be held Feb. 8, in the Moroni Stake Center at 11 a.m. with a viewing from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Moroni City Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the dedicated professionals at Sanpete Valley Hospital, Country Lane Assisted Living Center, and Justin (mom’s nurse). Their compassionate service to LaRane and her family did not go unnoticed.

Online condolences at

Marva Z. Simmons

Marva Z. Simmons




Marva Z. Simmons, 78 of Chester, passed away Jan. 16, 2019 in Provo, Utah.

She was born March 8, 1940 to Herman Gilbert and Elsie Francis Potter Zufelt in Duchesne. She married DeVerl Simmons Sept. 1, 1959 in Salina, and they were later sealed in the Manti Utah Temple.
Marva loved reading Zane Gray and Louis Lamour books, watching Gene Autry movies, trips in the mountain, and she had a love for animals, especially her dog Sally.

She had a deep love for her children and grandchildren. Marva was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed many callings.
She is survived by her children: RaeLynn (Kevin) Crowley; Shirley Kay (Danny) Twitchell; Verl J Simmons; David F. (Alice) Simmons; siblings Billy Zufelt, Elva (Burt) Porter, Deloris McGee, Steve Zufelt, Ronald Zufelt; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her parents, husband DeVerl, three sisters and three brothers; and grandson Jason Simmons.
Funeral services were held Tuesday Jan. 22, 2019 at 11 in the Sanpitch Ward Chapel (92 S 200 W, Wales). Viewings wee the previous evening and priot to services at the church.      Interment was in the Chester Cemetery. Online condolences

Carole Ray Campbell Chadwick

Carole Ray Campbell Chadwick




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




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


Susie Johnson Walser

Susie Johnson Walser




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


Stephen Edward Prestwich

Stephen “Steve” Edward Prestwich




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

Roland King Frandsen


Roland King Frandsen




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




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

Mary Larane Lambertsen Bradley

Mary Larane Lambertsen Bradley




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

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.