Obituaries

Lorene Larson Willardson

 

Lorene Larson Willardson

Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, Lorene Larson Willardson, 85, passed away peacefully Dec. 8, 2018, in Gunnison, surrounded by loving family.
She was born to Lu Terry and Edna Tuttle Larson in Ephraim, on June 13, 1933.
In her younger years Lorene was an active contributor on the family farm and in her community where she worked as a lifeguard and was crowned Cowboy Sweetheart. She graduated from Snow High, Snow College.
Throughout her life Lorene was productive and not afraid of hard work. She worked at the turkey plant in Salina, the sewing plant in Manti and Gunnison, D&D Buick in Gunnison, and then tirelessly built alongside her husband their family owned business; Dee’s Body and Fender, that she still managed up to only a few years ago.
Lorene was best known for her welcoming spirit and passion in serving others. No matter if she knew you or not, you were always welcomed into her home and would be treated like family. She was a talented cook and could whip up a meal in no time; rarely would anyone leave her home without first enjoying a hot delicious meal, good company, and a humorous story or two. She would always give you her best, and would say; “I’m fine” in spite of the long hours she had just worked or not feeling well.
She simply “loved” and we will truly miss her, her laughter, her hugs, and hearing her say, “love you, dear.”
Survived by her children: Rodney (Tammy) Willardson, Centerfield; Roger (Candice) Willardson, Mayfield; Teresa (Doug) Frandsen, San Antonio, Texas; Lynda (Terrel) Edwards, Sterling; Lynn (Sharalee) Willardson, Ephraim; Delene (Mark) Coates, Gunnison; brother, Ray Terry (Nadine) Larson, Ephraim; 27 grandchildren and 67½ great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her husband Dee Gilbert Willardson; parents; sisters: Vonda Lee Larson and Margaret LaRue Larson.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 at noon in the Gunnison Stake Center, 80 W Center. Viewings will be held Wednesday, from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday morning from 10–11:30 a.m. Interment will be at Gunnison Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com.

Dixie Smith

Dixie Smith

Dixie Dorine Alcorn Smith passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at the Mission at Community Rehab, Centerfield. She was born Aug. 11, 1933 in Harlem, Blaine, Montana to Lenard Clark Alcorn and Edith Vera Hutchinson.

She was the sixth of 10 children. Her siblings were Donna (Eggers), Lenard Eugene, Cecile, Joyce (Hughes), Betty (Stephenson-Harrison), Marlene (Payne), Norma (Cisneros), Jerry, Teresa (Harris). Those surviving are Donna, Betty, Jerry and Teresa.

Her family moved to El Monte, California when Dixie was 11 years old. She became interested in dancing as a teenager and began teaching dancing to youth. For 50 years she had dance studios and classes for young girls. It was her passion.

While visiting her sister in Northern California she met Albert Benjamin Smith, who was looking for a Christian woman. They fell in love and Albert joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They married in Santa Ana, California on June 26, 1965. Their marriage was sealed in the Los Angeles Temple one year later.

Dixie became an instant stepmother to Alberts’ four sons: Larry, Jerry, Benjamin and William. She wanted a family of her own, but unable to have children, they adopted Casey Albert in 1966, and Jodorine Allisa in 1969. They became her pride and joy. A son, Casey (Jacqueline) Smith; and daughter, Jodorine (Kristos) Corzano died Sept. 16, 2018.

She loved her grandchildren: Haley (Cozzens), Daniel and Addie Smith; Kayla and Devon (Claire) Annis; Krysta Corzano (Jayden) Rogers, and Katerina Corzano (Jaysen) Sorenson and great-grandsons Cole Cozzens, Trigger Rogers, and Knox Sorenson.

She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, teaching primary classes for 50 years, and loved her little darlings. Temple work was a joy for her and she did much work on the Smith lines.

She moved to Manti in 2006 with her grandson, Devon, and was followed by her daughter Jody and her family. For approximately five years she worked for the Utah Council of the Blind in Sanpete County, driving to the homes of the seeing impaired and helping them with their needs, retiring in 2016.

Dixie will be buried next to her husband in the Manti Cemetery.

There will be a family luncheon Memorial on Friday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. in the Manti 2nd Ward Building, 555 East Union St.

Kendall Anderson

 

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Kendall Anderson

Kendall Anderson left his earthly home Dec. 1, 2018.

He was the son of Andrew and Sheri Anderson, born May 13, 1978 in Mt. Pleasant, brother of Brian (Amanda) Anderson and uncle of Kynzie Anderson.

Kendall worked for years in the turkey Industry and for a short time as a coal miner. He enjoyed the outdoors, visiting with family and friends. Kendall enjoyed hunting, but not with a gun-he took his camera. He loved Nascar, Christmas and his Ford F150 Truck.

He is preceded in death by grandparents Boyd and Dora Anderson, Dick Webb and Dee Blain and cousin Nick Christensen.

Graveside services will be held Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. in the Wales Town Cemetery. A viewing will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. in the Wales LDS Church under the care of Rasmussen Mortuary.

 

Travis Michael Olsen

 

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Travis Michael Olsen

Travis Michael Olsen, 33, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 27, 2018 while working. He was the firstborn of five children to Michael and Margo Olsen Sept. 21, 1985 in Mt. Pleasant, where he was raised.

Travis followed his dad around with a hammer and learned as much as he could, as young as he could. He was a natural-born entrepreneur and builder. He built a multi-room chicken coop at age 10 and, using his mom’s tennis racket, ran his own profitable seeding business before he was a teenager.         He completed his first taxidermy project at age 12, a pheasant he had hatched and raised himself. He was first formally employed at age 14, when he started riding his 4-wheeler to Bear Mountain to work.

In high school, Travis was active in the FFA. His team took state and traveled to nationals in Oklahoma City for rangeland judging. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout and he graduated from North Sanpete High in 2004. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Honduras, Belize, El Salvador, and Guatemala.

Travis was married and sealed to the love and light of his life, Bree Anne Duncan, in the Manti LDS Temple on July 27, 2007. He was her rock, her “calm to my crazy,” her everything.

Travis earned his associate degree from Snow College and a bachelor degree from Utah State University in Business Management. Already a successful businessman, he made it official by graduating in 2010. He owned and operated Double T Lawn Care and Divine Edge Property Management with his brother Tyler.

Travis built and landscaped his own home. He could build or fix anything. If he didn’t know how, he figured it out.

Travis loved to travel with Bree. They most recently visited Iceland, Holland, and Belgium. When he wasn’t with Bree, he was hunting. To say he was a lifelong avid hunter would be an understatement.

Travis had a carefree, easy-going personality and got along with everyone. He didn’t have anything bad to say about anyone and had no enemies or grudges. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, neighbors, and all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, “son”/dog Batman and parents, all of Mt. Pleasant; sister Megan (Eric) Taylor, Orem; brother Tyler (Lusia) Olsen, Fairview; sister Mailey (Austin) Christensen, Cedar City; brother Tod Olsen, Orem; parents-in-law Keith and Debbie Duncan, Neola; grandmother Maxine Anderson, Fairview; Bree’s siblings; and 17 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Robert and Beverly Olsen and Gary Anderson, aunts and uncles Eugene Anderson and Peggy and David Samons, and cousin Clint Anderson.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the Mt. Pleasant North Stake Center. Interment was in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery under the care of Rasmussen Mortuary.

May Jean Buchanan Larsen

 

May Jean Buchanan Larsen

Our beloved mother, grandma, great-grandma, sister, aunt and friend May Jean Buchanan Larsen, 90, passed away at Gunnison Valley Hospital on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.

She was born to Reuben and Sophia Chavez Buchanan in Manti, Utah. After a short illness, Sophia passed away leaving Rueben with five kids. He then married Ann Soffe in 1934. They later had two more sons together.

Jean married the love of her life, Leslie Dale Larsen on Dec. 10, 1947. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti Utah Temple on Jan. 5, 2002. They made their home in Gunnison, Utah. He preceded her in death June 16, 2018.

She was active in numerous church callings. She was an active member of the Gunnison Legionnaire Auxiliary. She worked for many years at the Pacific Trail Coat Company and Roadrunner Trailer plant, making many friends.

She enjoyed being a snowbird and traveling south to meet up with family, enjoying several months in the warm sun. She and Leslie loved

May Jean Buchanan Larsen

fishing together. They spent many nights camping in their trailer by beautiful lakes. She always looked forward to her girls’ trips to St. George with her daughters, her sister and nieces, spending time laughing together going to plays and movies and going out for late night hot fudge sundaes and fries at midnight.

Jean loved her family fiercely and believed food could fix anything. She was always willing to “cook you up something.” Family dinners at grandma’s were always the best, full of love and good food. One of the most delightful things for her was her weekly women’s club. She loved to get together with friends to eat and have fun. These friendships she cherished.

She is survived by her children: Richard Larsen, Leslie Jean Baguley, Ruth Sorenson, Kent Larsen; her grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; siblings: Ruby, Jerry, Duane, and Gail.        Also preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Darrell and Wallace.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the Gunnison Stake Center, 80 West Center, where friends may call Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. or Monday morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Gunnison City Cemetery.

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

 

Jay Newell Childs

 

 

Jay Newell Childs

Jay Newell Childs, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, teacher and friend, passed away at his home in Gunnison, surrounded by his loving family on Nov. 25, 2018, at the age of 85.

Jay was born March 14, 1933 in Gunnison, a son of Newel S. and Wanda Mae Westenskow Childs.  He had three older sisters and was a very welcomed addition to his family.

Jay was an exceptional school student growing up.  He was an active participant in high school activities including baseball, track, basketball and FFA.

At a young age Jay learned farm and ranch skills.  He graduated from USU and BYU and taught fifth and sixth grades at Gunnison Elementary School for 31 years.

He married his sweetheart, Janet Louene Sorenson, Jan. 16, 1953 in the Manti LDS Temple.  Together they had 10 children, 3 daughters and 7 sons.  Their posterity now includes 45 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter.

Jay was an avid sports fan and continued to show support to Gunnison Valley High School and Brigham Young University sports for decades.

Jay and Janet served two full-time missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Jay served in many church leadership callings including counselor for five different bishops and as a Manti Temple Worker for 11 years.

Jay was active in many community organizations.  He served as President of the Gunnison Senior Citizens, President of the Gunnison Jaycees and President of the Gunnison Valley Lions Club.  He also served as Governor of the Lions Club for the State of Utah.

Jay is survived by his wife of 65 years, Janet of Gunnison; nine children: Peggy and Ken Petersen of Bountiful; Janice and Brent McClellan of Gunnison; Steven Childs of Page, Arizona; Paul and Carolyn Childs of Gunnison; Robert and Suzanne Childs of Gunnison; Kelly Childs of Gunnison; Larry (deceased) and Kristal Childs of Gunnison; Julie and Kal Bumgardner of Lehi; Michael Childs of St. George; Gary and Anne Childs of Centerfield; also two sisters: Glenna Brady of St. George and Renee Lott of Provo.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Julia Mae Childs; a son, Larry Childs; and two grandsons: James Childs and Keegan Watson.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the Gunnison LDS Stake Center, where friends may call for viewing Friday evening from 5-7 p.m. or Saturday morning from 9- 10:30 prior to the services.

Burial will be in the Gunnison City Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah. On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com.

 

 

Beth Nadean Yardley Jensen Shurtleff

 

Beth Nadean Yardley Jensen Shurtleff

Beth Nadean Yardley Jensen Shurtleff passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 91 on Nov. 21, 2018.

Beth was born May 10, 1927 in Christianburg, Utah, the sixth of Russell and Ethel Gill Yardley’s seven children.

Beth’s early life was filled with adventures on her family’s farm. When she was old enough, she enjoyed accompanying her dad and brothers on logging and deer hunting trips out in the local canyons.                  She often reminisced about the animals they had on the farm – not just work horses and laying hens, but also an orphaned weasel and a doe fawn the Yardley kids raised as pets for a few years.

She also learned the value of hard work watching her father expand his business opportunities and grow the farm during and after the Great Depression, and helping her mother with keeping their house, canning, and baking.

Beth married Miles Jensen in May, 1946. Miles and Beth had four children – son Leland (Lee) and daughter NaDene, as well as another daughter and son who died shortly after childbirth.

A few years after NaDene was born, Beth and Miles moved their family to Salt Lake City. They divorced in 1964.

Beth’s adventurous spirit never left her. In 1980 she got married to Ned Shurtleff. Since Ned was the co-owner of Shurtleff and Andrews crane company, the wedding ceremony was held in a decorated crane basket elevated three stories above the crowd of family, friends, and onlookers.

They later moved to Afton, Wyoming, where Ned pursued his dream of owning a horse ranch. Beth took to small town life like she’d never left the farm. She would saddle up a horse and ride down the lane, sometimes going as far as the small post office in a nearby town via quiet backroads.

She even broke her own mule, Midnight, and took pride in riding him in the 4th of July parade and participating in the local rodeo, “winning” the title for Slowest Barrel Run of the weekend.

It was in Afton that Beth became active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and she served in many roles throughout the years, from Relief Society President to temple worker in Manti. Beth and Ned divorced in 1991.

After a few years, she sold the ranch house and moved to Manti to be closer to her brother, Gill. She lived next door to Gill for many years. Initially she worked for her brother serving guests at the Yardley Inn, and later rented out rooms in her own house for Inn guests and temple workers.

She lived each day to the fullest, even in her later years. She’d coax friends to join her on the Ferris wheel when the fair carnival came to town, and agreed to play a Mormon pioneer crossing the prairie with a handcart in the Mormon Miracle Pageant – even though she was in her 70’s.

She met with friends most weeks to play different card games, and often joked that it was her turn to host the “poker club.” She grew a good-sized garden and had a few fruit trees, and worked putting up preserves each fall for many years.

Family members looked forward to receiving jars of her peach-pear or apricot jam as annual Christmas gifts. Her love of animals followed her to Manti, where she adopted a stray Siamese mix kitten, Willie, who was her steady companion for almost 20 years.

Through it all, Beth’s life was marked by her sense of humor, her grit (she joked she was a tough old bird), and her love for family, friends, and the Church. She lived a life to emulate – quick with a joke, a tune, and a smile.  She was an avid reader, an author, an artist, a gardener, a baker, a seamstress, a mule trainer, an animal lover, a card shark, and so much more.

She was preceded in death by her parents (Russell and Ethel), four brothers (Thomas, Birdell, Howard, and Gill), one sister (LaRue), her son Lee, and infant daughter and son. She is survived by her sister, Althea; her daughter NaDene (Jay) Edmunds; daughter-in-law, Rainey Jensen; grandchildren Beorn (Elisa) Edmunds, Gadrie Edmunds (Dave Keir), Vickie (Dave) Hogen, and Clayton Jensen; and great-grandchildren Bryce Hogen, and MiLee and Ara Belle Jensen, as well as many nephews, nieces and other extended family members.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the Manti Tabernacle, 90 S. Main. Friends may call 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 www.maglebymortuary.com.

 

 

Sarah Colleen Bagnall Larsen

 

Sarah Colleen Bagnall Larsen, 84 passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, at Pheasant Run Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, South Jordan.

She was born June 1, 1934 in Moroni, Utah to Lewis Rawlin Bagnall and Utahna Jensen.

She married Calvert Therald Larsen in the Manti LDS Temple on July 27, 1962. Colleen loved life. She spent her young childhood days in Chester and moved with her family to Ephraim in her teenage years.

She loved school and making friends. Colleen graduated from high school and Snow College in Ephraim, where she gave the valedictorian address. After high school she attended Brigham Young University and graduated with high honors with a degree in Education.

She taught elementary school in the Jordan and Salt Lake City school systems for four years before serving an LDS mission in the Northern Mexican Mission. She returned from her mission and taught school for a year in Salt Lake City before marrying Calvert.

They made their first home in St Paul, Minnesota and lived there for 10 years. While in Minnesota, they added Chris Rawlin, Scott Calvert and Sarah Jane to their family.

They later moved to Sonoma, California where Brian Therald was born. They have also have made their home in Utah, Iowa, and Virginia.

Colleen spent her whole life serving others. Foremost she was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, loving and serving her husband, four children, 18 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren up until the time of her death.

She was an accomplished seamstress, had a beautiful singing voice, played the piano, and was a marvelous cook. Living in Virginia gave her the opportunity to serve in many church callings. She loved the people in her ward and stake, and considered them a part of her family.

In her later years, Colleen beat breast cancer and then was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. She endured these challenging conditions bravely and with faith. Even in the final stages of Alzheimer’s, she continued to have an infectious laugh and smile. Her face would light up when she received visits from family and friends, especially when her little grandchildren and great-grandchildren would climb up on her lap.

Colleen is survived by her husband: Calvert Larsen, South Jordan; four children: Chris (Marilee) Larsen, Ephraim; Scott (Kim) Larsen, Virginia; Sarah (Justin) Devenberg, South Jordan; and Brian (Emili) Larsen, Nibley, 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Colleen was preceded in death by her parents, her younger sister, Carolena Rasmussen and younger brother, Lewis Rawlin Bagnall Jr.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 in the Ephraim Stake Center, 400 E. Center St., Ephraim, Utah. The viewing will go from 9-10:30 a.m. with the funeral following at 11 a.m.

Internment will follow in the Ephraim City Cemetery.

Her family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation for all those who cared for their mother at the Pheasant Run Alzheimer’s Special Care Center and Hearts for Hospice.

 

Bette Marie Jensen

 

Bette Marie Jensen

 

Bette Marie Jensen, 97, of Ephraim, passed away on Sept. 10, 2018 in Centerfield. Bette was born on Dec. 3, 1920 in Fallon, Nevada to Frederick and Dora Miller Hawkins.

Bette married Byron Jared Jensen on Oct. 3, 1939 in Richfield. He preceded her in death on June 9, 1992. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served faithfully in many callings.

She was involved in various clubs and was an avid bowler since the bowling alley opened. She was employed by Stubbs, Inc. for approximately 30 years and retired from working at the Sanpete Sampler. Bette was a dedicated mother and grandmother. She loved crocheting and spending time in her yard.

She is survived by her children: Jerrelyn (Jerry) Blankenship; Cathy Fox; and Rolayne (Lamar) Barton, all of Ephraim; daughter-in-law, Carol Jensen of St. George; 15 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Michael; daughter-in-law, Nellie Faye Henningson Jensen; brothers, Harold and Frederick Jr. Hawkins; granddaughters, Trina and Janette.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 at noon in the Ephraim Stake Center. Friends may call at the Stake Center on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 6-7 p.m. and also prior to services from 10-11:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Ephraim Park Cemetery.

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

Don Lamont Sorensen

 

Don Lamont Sorensen

 

Don Lamont Sorensen, 88, passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018.

Don was born July 9, 1930 to Joseph Lamont and Thelma Watson Sorensen in Spring City, Utah. Don grew up in Spring City and attended school in Spring City and Mt. Pleasant. While growing up he helped his dad herd sheep and later became a sheep herder for the town herd. He worked construction and moved to Salt Lake City to work for Interstate Brick. In July, 1951, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in Korea for 16 months.

Upon his return he went back to work at Interstate Brick, where he worked 33 years until he retired. He married Shirley Marie Lund of Fountain Green, Nov. 20, 1953. They became the proud parents of four rowdy boys: Steven, Michael, Randy and Gary. On Jan. 26, 1967 they took the four boys to be sealed in the Salt Lake Temple.

Don liked to be busy and enjoyed many hobbies, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, mechanics, and loved playing with the grandkids. After retirement they moved back to Spring City in 1997. They love the mountains, the small town, and the many friends. Don was a member of the VFW Post 9276.

Don is survived by his loving wife Shirley of 64 years, three sons: Steven Sorensen, Spring City, Randy (Danell) Sorensen, South Jordan, Gary Sorensen, North Salt Lake, seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his parents, and son Michael Sorensen.

Services were held Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the Cedar Creek Ward Building in Spring City, with viewing prior to the services.

Interment Spring City Cemetery. Online condolence at rasmussenmortuary.com.

 

Dennis J. Hill

 

Dennis J. Hill

 

Dennis J. Hill, 67, our strong, hardworking, humorous and personable husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to everyone, left us suddenly in Gunnison on Sept. 8, 2018, from a massive heart attack.

He was born in Panguitch, Utah on July 18, 1951 to Forrest and Lucele Riggs Hill. His family moved to the Gunnison Valley when he was four. He learned how to drive a tractor when he was very young, and told his mother he didn’t need to go to school. He could just stay home and drive the tractor. Dennis graduated from GVHS in 1969, then attended Utah Technical College in Salt Lake, earning a degree in diesel mechanics.

Dennis married the love of his life, Stella Sorenson on July 1, 1972 in the Manti Temple. They lived in Granger for seven years, then moved to Gunnison to raise their family where they grew up.

He served in many local and church organizations in the valley, holding many different positions. He was always there with advice and a toolbox to fix anything we got ourselves into. He referred to it as his magic wand. He never met a project that he couldn’t fix.

Dennis welcomed his children’s friends into our home. On occasion, he would also require them to get up early to change sprinklers.

He was a genuine man who showed interest in all his friends. You always knew where you stood with him. Dennis also had a handle (nickname) for many people—some not very flattering.

During his midlife crisis, he bought a Harley Davidson. Dennis and Stella took many trips on the bike. A cross country trip to Nauvoo was the most memorable.

He loved the simple things in life: hunting, fishing, camping, boating and farming. He loved all his family, although it might have been shown by a strong hand grip on the back of your neck or a shout to the boys. He died doing what he loved doing best—working– with his hands dirty and his boots on (even if they were a crappy pair of tennis shoes).

He is survived by his wife, Stella, Gunnison; Andrew (Heather) Gunnison; Benjamin (Megan) Gunnison; Samantha (David) Pappe, Orem; Chad (Jamie), Spanish Fork; Daniel, Fillmore; grandchildren: Madelynn, Kaylee, Jackson, Harley, Alexis, Jet, Brinlee, Tyce, Karson, Gatlin, Beckham, and Sofie; brothers: Eddie, Jerel, and Dick; sisters: Marjorie and Clarice. Preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the Gunnison Stake Center, 80 West Center, where friends may call Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. or Friday morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

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

Julie Ann Hansen Cosby

 

Julie Ann Hansen Cosby

 

Our loving mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, friend and neighbor, Julie Ann Hansen Cosby, 56, passed away Sept. 3, 2018 at her home in Centerfield.

She was born in Gunnison, May 23, 1962, to Junior Lester and Glenna Allred Hansen. She attended elementary school and high school in Gunnison. She married Larry G. Cosby Aug. 4, 1979. Together they had Larry Jr., and Nikkie Ann. They later divorced.

Julie worked at Perfect Pleet in Aurora, Melva Lund’s Drive Inn in Gunnison and Hansen Yardcare in Centerfield. She then went on to pursue her talents as a ceramic artist and tole painter with a ceramic shop, J & L’s Unique Ceramics and Suntan Unlimited, where she taught tole painting, ceramic and plaster classes.

She continued this for many years until she was diagnosed in November 2000 with Guillain Barre Syndrome (French polio) and RSD nerve disorder. This paralyzed her from the waist down and caused continuing health problems. Because of her love for all animals, she created Julie’s Puppy Palace where she groomed dogs until her health no longer allowed her to work.

Julie had many hobbies and talents. She loved hunting, crocheting, painting, baking, cooking, yard work, her flowers and camping. She loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved to tend her grandchildren and any time spent with them. She also enjoyed the many years spent tending her nieces and nephews. She was their special Aunt Nana.

Julie was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her favorite calling was serving in the nursery with the young children. She had a strong testimony of her Heavenly Father and loved to pray to him.

Julie faced many challenges with her health throughout her life. Despite all of her struggles, she never let it get her down. She still found a way to help others and her door was open to anyone. Her greatest love in this life was her family. She will be deeply missed by all those she touched throughout her lifetime. Her lovable, spunky personality and great sense of humor left us with memories that we will never forget.

Julie is survived by her children, Larry Jr. (Katie Jo) Cosby, Aurora; and Nikkie (Adam) Higham, Centerfield; five grandchildren: Bronsen, Brylee, Erica, Dax and Kaydence (K-Dawg); siblings: Harvey (Connie) Hansen, Gunnison; Brent Hansen, Centerfield; Vickie Ludvigson, Centerfield; Kathy (Kevin) Crane, Centerfield; aunts: Joye Hanson, Gunnison; Ludean (Frank) Atwood, Nephi.

She is proceeded in death by her parents; brother, Larry Glen; brother-in-law, Glade Ludvigson; nephew, Jason Ludvigson; fiancé, Lee Bartholomew.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at noon in the Centerfield LDS Ward Chapel, 210 South Main, where friends may call Friday, from 6-8 p.m., and again Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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

 

 

 

Larry Gardell Osborne

Larry Gardell Osborne

 

Larry Gardell Osborne, 81 of Fairview, died Aug. 28, 2018 in Provo.

He was born July 5, 1937 in Fairview, to Gardell and Alta Amundsen Osborne.  He graduated from North Sanpete High School, Snow College, and Utah State University.  Larry served in the U.S. Army from 1960-1965.

He married Baerbel Weber while stationed in Germany in 1964.  They had two children: Patti (Mike) McCormack, New York, and Chris Osborne, Salt Lake City.  They later divorced.

He worked at the Veteran’s Hospital in Salt Lake City as a cardiology technician and after retirement he moved back to Fairview.  He enjoyed hunting, riding horses and herding sheep in his younger years.

He was a great fan of John Wayne and his home is full of John Wayne memorabilia.  He was also an avid follower of baseball and enjoyed playing golf in his later years.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Jeanette Terry.  He is survived by his children, two sisters, LaWana Shepherd, Spanish Fork and Jeri Brady, Fairview; brother-in-law, Ross Terry, Fairview, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Rasmussen Mortuary, with viewing prior to services. Interment in the Fairview City Cemetery.  Online condolence at www.rasmussenmortuary.com.

Robert Warren Evans

Robert Warren Evans

 

Robert Warren Evans passed away Friday, Aug.24, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada after a long fight with congestive heart failure.

Robert, “our gift from God, our guardian angel”, was born on July 25,1971 to parents of his choosing, Richard W. and Patty Evans of Mojave Valley, Arizona, and Kathleen M. (Prock) and Richard Shepherd of Sterling, Utah.

Kathleen says, “His father and I had a very close relationship with our bright, mechanically inclined, artistic and creative-minded, very fun-loving soul.”

Robert loved to laugh a lot, play pranks, and was just plain fun to be around. He touched the lives of many friends and family.

His one dream was to design gas tanks for Harley Davidson motorcycles, and he loved choppers.

He will be missed immensely by all whom his path crossed, and with whom he shared his life.

He is survived by sister Leslie, brother Patrick, stepsisters Athena, Angel, stepbrothers Bryant and Steven, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceded in death by grandparents Warren and Mary Evans, Lois Christiansen, Frank Prock, and other aunts, uncles and cousins.

“We love you, Rob, you are living in our hearts always.”

Ellen Virginia Sorensen Long

 

Ellen Virginia Sorensen Long

 

 

Ellen Virginia Sorensen Long, 77, passed away Aug. 26, 2018 in Payson, Utah.

She was born April 13, 1941 in Salt Lake City to Eugene Clarence and Inez Virginia Powell Sorensen. She married Allen M. Long on Oct. 9, 1961, later sealed on Oct. 9, 1962 in the Logan Temple. She loved her husband and family very much.

Ellen held many positions in her church callings. Ellen loved to travel, and through her travels she had the opportunity to do humanitarian service to an orphanage in Peru. She was always looking for ways to help others, many times without the person knowing. She never wanted to be recognized for the service that she did.

Mom always felt that her grandest accomplishment was her family. Whenever one of her grandchildren or great-grandchildren’s names was mentioned, she would say “Oh, I love them so much”, and start telling something special about them. For each of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren she made a special Christmas stocking.

Ellen loved to spend time with her friends, and would do many crafts. She also took many trips with her dear friends.

Mom and dad moved to Fairview and lived there for the past 28 years. They loved their home, waking up every morning to the sound of wind chimes and their beautiful view of the mountains. In fact, mom loved to walk the area, she would walk every day about eight miles, and nobody could keep up with her speedy step.

Survived by her loving husband Allen M. Long, her daughters: Michelle (Ben) Larsen and Annette (Bob) Garner; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; two brothers and one sister.

Preceded in death by her son Scott “Scotty” Allen Long, and her parents.

Funeral will be held Saturday Sept. 1, 2018, with a viewing at 11 a.m. at Larkin Mortuary, with graveside services will be held at Wasatch Lawn Memorial, 3401 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City.

Charles Ray Rasmussen

 

Charles Ray Rasmussen

 

Charles Ray Rasmussen, 92, passed away in Payson, Utah, on Aug. 13, 2018 of causes incident to age. He was born in Ephraim on Aug. 1, 1926 and raised in Manti. As a youth he was a jockey and worked for the U.S. Forest Service.

“Chuck” enlisted in the Army and finished his training in Hawaii.

He returned to Utah and earned degrees at both Snow College and the University of Utah, receiving a Bachelors of Fine Arts and Architecture in 1953.

He married Jean Dyreng May 27, 1949 in the Manti Temple. They have six children.

Chuck was an innovative architect. His career took him to Cedar City, then California. He was active in Kiwanis and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many callings, a mission to Denmark, then as an ordinance as worker at the Provo Temple.

See full obituary at premierefuneral.com.

He was preceded in death by wife, Jean Dyreng, his parents, Homer and Caroline Rasmussen, sisters, brother-in-laws, and son-in-law; Irla (Claud) Maylett, Valene (Lawrence) Nielsen, Roena (Mac) Shields, and Ricky Long.  He is survived by his six children and spouses,  32 grandchildren, and 64 great- grandchildren: Karen Rasmussen Long, David (Shauna) Rasmussen, Kimball (Shelley) Rasmussen, Diane (Mike) Sellers, Kathleen Rasmussen Davis, and Daniel (Stacey) Rasmussen.

The funeral will be held Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at 11 a.m., viewing at 9:30 a.m., Chapel 546 North 500 West in Orem.

A graveside service will be held at the Ephraim Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. the same day.