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Carolyn K. Adams

(no obituary available)




Cathy Rae Banks Anderson

1950 - 2007

Cathy Banks Andersen My Angel Cathy Banks Andersen born July 21, 1950 to Carl Glen Banks and Patricia Gustovson passed away January 28, 2007 after a struggle with diabetes.

Cathy attended and played sports at the University of Utah. The family joked at her love of watching games by saying "it was her job." She was a wonderful wife to Norman for 37 years, a magnificent mother of Erik and Allen, and a perfect grandmother of eight. She lived for and spoiled her grandchildren who consider her their best friend and will miss her dearly. She enjoyed watching them play and giving them rides on her scooter. Her deep love and friendship to Norman never ceased and they loved just being with each other. She loved the Lord and served him with all she had. Her charitable heart and a listening ear formed bonds of unconditional love and acceptance with everyone.

She is survived by Norman, Erik, Allen, mother Patricia Banks, and siblings Steve, Carol and Gail. Funeral services will be Friday 11 a.m. at her LDS ward, 11251 S. 2700 W. Visitations Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Broomhead Funeral - 12600 South 2200 West.

"Cathy, I'll miss our soft morning talks as the morning sun shines on your face. We will love you always." -Norm


John Rod Backman


Rod Backman Obituary

In Loving Memory
Rod Backman, 69, died June 21, 2019. Born in Salt Lake City to Ralph and Grace Backman, he is survived by his wife, Carole Korelin; his daughter, Kim Bennett, grandchildren Braden and Johnelle, and sisters Carol Munro and Jill Jones.
Rod started playing the upright bass in 6th grade and never stopped performing. For 40 years, he has been playing classical, rockabilly, bluegrass, and gypsy jazz in Seattle. Rod recently retired from the King County Library, where he was a proud member of ASCHME Local Union 1857.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune on July 14, 2019

We lost our dearest Rod Backman, on the summer solstice, 2019. He was a hugely generous and positive force in the world and in our lives. Rod made a beautiful life that was full to the brim with friends, family, music, food, gardening, mountains, canyons, travel, social justice, scrabble and sleeping-in. We, his friends and family, have lived, loved, and laughed more deeply because of him. He will be profoundly missed. His presence in our lives is acutely felt and cherished.

Born in 1949, in Salt Lake City, Utah, Rod was the youngest of five children. In the 6th grade, Rod started his life-long music career playing the upright bass. He played bluegrass, rock-a-billy, gypsy jazz, and classical music. Rod lived in San Francisco, northern California, and Guadalajara, where he played in the symphony. Seattle was his home for nearly forty years. Rod had a long career at the King County Library, where he was a proud and active member of the AFSCME Local Union 1857.

He is survived by his wife, Carole Korelin; his daughter, Kim Bennett, and grandchildren, Braden and Johnelle; his sisters, Carol Munro and Jill Jones; by a whole gaggle of nieces and nephews, official and honorary; his best friend, Scott Spadafora, and by a vast community of friends, musical and not so musical, who are singing and dancing Rod's praises.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Grace Backman, his siblings Joan Kirkham and Mac Backman, and his nieces, Robyn Leary Mancini, and Jan Duncan.

Published in The Seattle Times on July 7, 2019


Janet McCleery Beck

1950 - 2015

"God saw you getting tired, a cure was not to be. He wrapped you in his loving arms and said *Come with me." You suffered much in silence, your spirit did not bend. You faced your pain with courage, until the very end. you tried so hard to say with us, your fight was not in vain. God took you in his loving arms, and freed you from the pain."

Janet McCleery Beck was bom April 9th 1950 to Donald and Joyce McCleery. Janet returned to her Heavenly home on JuIy 7th, 2015. she lived in the Salt Lake area her entire life, where she attended East High school. For a brief time, she was married to Dale LeFever. From that union. came Janet's pride and joy, her daughter Heidi. On April 8th, 1978, Janet married her soul mate David Beck. She had the opportunity to have David and her daughter, Heidi, sealed to her in the Salt Lake Temple, following David's death. This was truly a highlight in Janet’s life. She loved and missed David deeply. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She loved the Gospel and had a firm testimony of it. She faced the end of her life with faith and the knowledge in the Plan of Salvation. Her positive attitude and testimony will long be remembered.

There to greet sweet Janet in heaven was her husband, David, her parents Joyce and Donald, her sister Rebecca Mackay, brother-in-1aw Jerry Matson, a niece Robynlynn, a nephew Nicholas, as well as many other loved ones who went before her. Sad that she is gone and missing her are: her daughter, Heidi Longani (Simione). Her grandchildren: Vili (Angela), Joshua (Ariana), Benjamin (Kiera), Simione Jr. (Loi), Jennifer, Lillian and Hellen. Great-grandchildren: Jaxon, Alethia, Etu, Mela, Benjamin, and a baby boy Colton soon to be born. Her brother, Donald(Marilp)McCleery. Her sisters: Enna Matson, Charlotte (Steve)Jensen, Susan (Craig) Wilding, and Donna (Larry)Elcock. And many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Janet's family wishes to give a profound thank you to Bristol Hospice and Premier Funeral Services for the wonderful care and love they have shown Janet and her family. These people are truly angels on earth. We also send a sincere thank you to Paramount Health and Rehabilitation Center for caring for Janet the last two weeks of her life. A celebration of Janet's life will be held on July 31 At 4pm at the Loy Blake Park Pavilion#4.550 North 3500 West. West Point Utah. &o_id:3243528&fh i d:12144



Mervyn Sharp Bennion III

1949 - 2013

Mervyn Sharp Bennion, III, passed away at his home in St. George, UT on June 30, 2013.

He was born on October 30, 1949 in Salt Lake City, UT to Mervyn S. Bennion, Jr. and LaRee Bennion. He attended local schools, including East High School. Merv was pursuing a business degree at the University of Utah when a special project with one of his university professors sent him to St. George for a six-month experiment to test the feasibility of opening a savings and loan corporation. This experiment expanded into years and turned into a lifetime profession and residency in that city. 

Known to his family as Mick, Merv was famous, or infamous, for his keen sense of humor and word plays. He loved skiing, both snow and water, cars, and his family. He married Kristine Jones Moore in 1981 (later divorced), and they had three children, about whom he declared he aspired to grow up and be like. He was also married to and divorced from SuAnn Carter Cannon. 

He is survived by his three children Mervyn Sharp (Ariel) Bennion, IV, of Pleasant Grove, UT; Madison Ashley (Cody) Irwin of South Jordan, UT; and Nathaniel Lorin (Carla) Bennion of Houston, TX; and his three grandchildren Abigail Dawn Bennion, Isaac Cody Irwin, and Ezra Bennion Irwin. He is also survived by his four siblings Robert S. (Syd) Bennion of Santa Monica, CA; John S. Bennion of Hamstead, North Carolina; Rebecca A. Bennion, and J. Michael Bennion, both of Salt Lake City, UT. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Memorial services will be held in St. George, UT on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 1068 West Chandler Drive at 11:00 a.m. A graveside service will be held at the Salt Lake City Cemetery, 4th Avenue "N" Street, Salt Lake City, on July 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple in Salt Lake City.

Published in The Spectrum & Daily News from July 4 to July 5, 2013



William Lynn Blanchard

1950 - 2002

Our beloved son, father, brother, and uncle, William L. Blanchard (Bill), passed away un-expectedly August 30, 2002. Born Jan 26, 1950 in Salt Lake City, UT to Alice E. and Briant K. Blanchard.

Grad-uated from East High School, 1968, later at-tending the Uni-versity of Utah. He was active in athletics, espe-cially football.

Bill married Cathy Rytting in 1969, later divorced. They had a son, Richard. Daughter, Mc-Kayle, born to Bill and Gayle Hadden in 1982. He was a longtime employee of Smith Detroit Diesel.

Bill loved the outdoors and driving his truck up the mountains into remote areas. He enjoyed playing golf, hunting, trap shooting, and fishing.

Bill will be greatly missed by his children; brothers, Bud (Sherrill), Sandy, UT, Scott (Patrice), Peachtree City, GA; mother, Alice; nieces, Molly, Jodi; and nephews, Nicholas, Sean. Preceded in death by father, Briant K. Blanchard. Bill's body will be cremated, and his remains scattered in the mountains he loved. A memorial service will be at a later date. Death - the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.


Robert Kent Bowen

1949 - 2018

Robert Kent Bowen Obituary
May 22, 1949 - Jan. 31, 2018
Our courageous warrior husband, father and friend, Bob, passed away in his home following a difficult and arduous battle with cancer January 31, 2018. Born in Salt Lake City, UT to Albert and Lucile Bowen on May 22, 1949. He was the fifth of eight siblings; Barbara Brunker, David (Karen) Bowen, Beverly (Mike) Walker, Ross (JoAnn) Bowen, Mark Bowen, Julie (Curt) Elton, Stephen (Kammie) Bowen.
Bob grew up near East High, where he made many lifelong friends. He graduated from East High, where he was Seminary President, participated in multiple sports; wrestling, track and field (throwing the hammer and shot-put), and his passion, football, where he was a running back. His fondest memory was beating Highland High their senior year, where he scored two touchdowns, including a 75 yard run.
Bob often told stories about his experiences working at Cream of Weber Dairy and at Jacob Lake.
After graduating from East High, he served an LDS Mission to Sao Paulo, Brazil. He loved his mission and often told stories about his time there. Immediately after returning from his mission he began his education at the University of Utah, where he worked diligently to graduate in only two and a half years with his Bachelor's in Accounting.
Sealed to the love of his life, Lynda Bills, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They had five children; Rob (Delynn) Bowen, Brian (Becky) Bowen, Betsey Bowen, Chris (Tiffany) Bowen, and Matt Bowen. He was very proud of his family, including his eight grandchildren; Megan, Allie, Nicole, Sadie, Brooke, Bronson, Trevor, and Scarlett.
As a dedicated, loyal and hard-working individual, Bob was a CPA and partner with the firm Hansen, Barnett and Maxwell (Eide Bailey) for over 40 years. He was a member of the SEC Peer Review Committee, UACPA board member, and Treasurer of Silver Lake Water Company. He volunteered as the Treasurer and Accountant for the Skyline 
Lacrosse Team.
He served dutifully and diligently for the LDS Church as an Elders Quorum President, Ward and Stake Clerk, High Council, Bishop of the University 4th Student Family Ward, Youth Sunday School teacher, and many other callings.
Following his retirement from Eide Bailey, he began to renew his love of golf, which truly strengthened and helped him battle cancer. He brought old friends, new friends, and family together on the golf course rain or shine. He showed us all how to carry on and persevere through difficult times with a smile on his face.
Bob was the ultimate Ute fan and supporter of Utah Football, Basketball, and Gymnastics. A Crimson Club member for over 30 years, he never missed a game, no matter the weather. For the last three years, this often meant attending games wearing a chemo pump, and feeling quite sick. That didn't deter him at all. He also went on several trips to see the Utes play in bowl games and he loved going to the PAC 12 Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas, NV.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Lucile Ross Bowen, father, Albert R. Bowen, brother Mark Jensen Bowen and step-mother Margaret Jensen Bowen.
We love you and promise to always wear red, to always cheer loud, to stay until the whistle blows and to honor our favorite Utah Man.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, February 5, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Olympus 4th Ward, 2675 E 4430 S, Salt Lake City, UT. Visitations will be held Sunday, February 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT and Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 am at the ward prior to services. Interment at Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Feb. 4, 2018



Rebecca "Becky" Perkins Rosenbury Brown


Born on April 30, 1950, in Salt Lake City, UT, the daughter of Richard and Helen Perkins, Becky was a kind-hearted and generous woman who was full of life and will not be forgotten.
Becky loved gardening and her pristinely arranged potted plants were a perfect display of her green thumb. She also had an eye for interior design, enjoyed fashion, style and fine food. She had a long, successful career at American Airlines, which went hand-in-hand with her passion for travel. She especially enjoyed family vacations in Newport Beach, CA and Park City, UT. Becky was a beautiful, strong-willed and vibrant soul who was loved and will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, David Rosenbury.
She is survived by her devoted husband, Don Gilbert Brown of Fort Worth; daughter, Jennifer Rosenbury Lee and husband, Dr. Edward Lee of Bogota; son, Travis Rosenbury of North Richland Hills; son, Richard James Brown of Fort Worth; daughter, Hilary Annette Brown of Maybrook, NY; 3 grandchildren; brother, Rick Perkins of Salt Lake City; sister, Margo Gardner of Scottsdale, AZ; sister, Annette Nielson of Salt Lake City and numerous beloved nieces, nephews and friends. 

Memorial Services January 14, 2017, 2:00 PM Westview United Methodist Church, 6407 Sayle St, Greenville TX.  and


Clyde Ray Bryner


Clyde passed away March 27, 2020 from complications of Covid-19.  We have not located an obituary yet, but will post information as it is available. 


Susan Larsen Campbell

1950 - 2017

Susan Campbell Obituary
Our beloved angel mother was reunited with her Heavenly Father, her dear husband, and her loving parents, peacefully in her home, on the morning of December 23rd, 2017.
Susan was born January 12, 1950 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Ralph and Ruth Larsen. The oldest of three children, she delighted in her upbringing, in the Avenues, with her parents, two brothers, and wonderful friends. She attended East High where she developed life long friendships. Susan met her sweetheart, Galen, at a dance while in junior high. After his mission, they met again while both students at the University of Utah. The courting months were filled with wonder and beauty. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple November 20th , 1970. They moved to St. Louis, where she supported him while he attended dental school, by caring for other children. It was there that she gave birth to Jonathan and Kristin (Allen) and added the blessed and heavenly title of Mother. They returned to Salt Lake and lived in the Millcreek area. Mom supported Dad in his new dental practice. After a few years, they bought their first home together in Murray-Holladay area, where she made house a home, a refuge, with a bit of heaven, love and sacrifice. She supported dad, when he was called to be a bishop, by living a powerful sermon of love and dedication for him, and the Lord. Then she brought Julie (Liston) into the world. Finally, Katie (Poulsen) joined the family. She continued to read and pray with her children each night. She magnified many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, including Stake Relief Society President. She always looked for an opportunity to serve, even in her last days, she was looking for ways to help others for Christmas. She had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. She loved to have her family together, and to plan parties. She loved the details, and made most Sunday dinners feel like holidays. She was incredibly creative, and loved to create beautiful things. She loved giving gifts, and creating opportunities to shower her family with tokens of her love at every turn, always making sure to treat each equally. She was gracious and grateful. She prayed humbly and powerfully for her family, her neighbors and friends, and the downtrodden, and looked to God often for His help and guidance. She loved her Savior and lived a life of discipleship. She had obtained charity. She loved her Galen without end. She loved her family continually. She loved her friends without hesitation. All who knew her, knew they had a warm place in her heart. For their 25th wedding anniversary, dad wrote her 25 love notes. Of her, in those letters, he wrote "Your consideration for others is boundless, your generosity seems endless. Thoughtfulness is your character and tenderness your outward expression." Their relationship was made from the stuff of fairy-tales, and built for the eternities.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Galen, Parents, Ruth and Ralph Larsen,Father-in-law, Vere X Campbell, Brother-in-Law, Jared Campbell, and Sister-in-law, Connie Madsen. She is survived by her children; Jonathan and Melanie Campbell, Kristin and Jeffrey Allen, Julie and Sam Liston, and Katie and Ryan Poulsen. Also survived by wonderful siblings, David (Margaret) Larsen, Charlie (Kendra) Larsen, Kathy (Dirk) Horton, Angie (Peter) Jenson, and Robert Madsen. Grandchildren: Lauren, Haley, Eden, Esme', Gracie, Elsa, Olive, Luke, Lyla, Wes, and Caroline.
We love you mom!
Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Saturday, December 30th, 2017 at the LDS Chapel located at 6350 Rodeo Lane, Salt Lake City, Utah 84121. Family and friends may visit with her family, Friday, December 29th from 6pm to 8pm at Memorial Murray Mortuary at 5850 900 E, Murray, UT 84121, and one hour prior to the service at the LDS Chapel. Interment at Memorial Holladay Cemetery, 4900 S. Memory Lane, Holladay, Utah immediately following the funeral. Guestbook to post memories and tributes for the family available at:

Published in Deseret News on Dec. 27, 2017



Alice Elaine Clark Cannon

1949 - 2003

Alice Elaine Clark Cannon passed away Sunday evening, December 14, 2003, after a four month illness. Alice's passing came just a few days after she finally could no longer speak well enough to tell us she loved us. Her passing at this time is a miracle and a blessing as she is now free from her infirmities and while we miss her greatly, we rejoice in her liberation to her heavenly home.

Alice had a remarkable ability of being able to touch people's hearts and to let them know she had an interest in them and wanted them to succeed. She touched both young and old. The many who came to visit her during her illness reflected this influence. We wish to thank all those who have been so kind and helpful and supportive of Alice and her family during this extended illness. We love you and appreciate you so much.

Born in Palo Alto, California on October 20, 1949, to Norman W. and Lois Colt Clark, Alice graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City in 1968. Her high school friends were a blessing to her all of her life. She joined Delta Gamma Sorority and participated in many other activities, including Mortar Board, at the University of Utah, from which she graduated in 1972.

Alice married Wayne Hales Cannon, the love of her life, in the Salt Lake Temple on March 7, 1975. She taught English at Bonneville Junior High School while Wayne attended medical school. Alice and Wayne were blessed with four darling and remarkable children: Allison, Clark, Libby, and Becky. Alice loved her children more than anything in the world. She treasured all of those she met and worked with at her children's schools, but especially her children's friends. We are so grateful to the faculty and students at Uintah Elementary and East High schools, particularly the Volleyball and Basketball teams and coaches, the Madrigals and A'cappella for their friendship and support the last few months and Clark and Ali's friends who have been so kind and helpful.

Alice turned her tremendous gifts as a homemaker into an art that blessed many with delicious food and candy, beautiful quilts, and sewing. If you know Alice, you have received cookies, dinner, chocolates, or a voice message.

Alice was a faithful, active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When it became clear she would not get better, her words to a dear neighbor were "I love my Heavenly Father and I love Jesus Christ." Most who visited her in her last days heard her testimony of this. She served in the Bonneville Second Ward and the Salt Lake Bonneville Stake as ward and stake Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, and in many other callings. Alice felt her ward members and other neighbors were family, and she loved them dearly. She was serving as Enrichment Counselor in the University Fifth Stake at the time of her death.

Alice is survived by her husband, Dr. Wayne H. Cannon, and their four children, Allison, Clark, Libby, and Becky; mother Lois C. Clark; parents-in-law George I. and Isabel Cannon; siblings Dr. Carol L. Clark, N. Warren (Marilyn) Clark, Stanford J. Clark, and sister-in-law, Liz Nibley Clark. Alice is preceded in death by her father, Norman W. Clark, and her brother, Stewart F. Clark.

Special thanks to dear friends who spent countless hours in the last six weeks at her side, brightening her day and helping her endure this final test. Also thanks to the wonderful staffs at Bryner Clinic, Salt Lake Clinic, LDS Hospital, the Moran Eye Center, IHC Hospice Care, and Home Options Senior Care.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 18, 2003, at 12 Noon, at the Bonneville Stake Center, 1535 E. Bonneview Drive (1050 So.). A visitation will be held Wednesday, December 17, from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m., at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 E. 1300 So., and Thursday at the Stake Center from 10:30 - 11:55 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to a charity of your choice or LDS Hospital Foundation.



Mary Alice Cannon

1950 - 2013

April 20, 1950 - May 26, 2013

Mary Alice Cannon was born to Dr. J. Floyd Cannon and Margaret Cannon in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mary graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law and had an undergraduate degree from the University of Utah.  She was admitted to The State Bar of California on 12/21/1977. She was formerly married to Robert Chase of Modesto, California. Mary was a licensed lawyer in California and Utah. She worked as a paralegal in the Portland area. Mary is survived by sister, Louise Cannon, son, Martin Chase, daughter, Jessica Chase, grandsons, Jessie Moreno and Lyam Chase, and granddaughter, Isla-Dahani Chase. No services will be held per the family's request. Interment will be held at Wasatch Lawn Park in Salt Lake City. Remembrances may be made to the Oregon Humane Society.  

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Judy Ann Mayes Christensen

1950 - 2000

Judy Ann Mayes Christensen passed away May 29, 2000 at her home. She was valiant and courageous during her 20 year battle with multiple sclerosis.

Judy was born May 16, 1950 in Salt Lake City to Rela Holt and Don Mayes.

She graduated from Skyline High School, was employed by the Federal Soil Conservation Service and the Salt Lake Post Office.

She was a devoted mother to her son, Aaron; and daughter, Danielle.

She was loved and admired by many relatives and friends. Judy was an inspiration of courage while enduring the pain and continuing deterioration of her health.

Survivors: mother, Rela; son, Aaron; daughter, Danielle. Preceded in death by her father.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 2, 2000 at 11 a.m. in the Goff Mortuary 8090 So. State where friends may call Thursday 6-8 p.m. and Friday one hour prior to services.

Interment, South Jordan City Cemetery.




Noel D. Cutler


Noel Douglass Cutler, aged 70, passed away on October 25, 2020 after a prolonged illness.

Noel (known to many as “Doug”) was born on December 23, 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He was the first child of Douglass Earl Cutler and Mary Jane Blackwelder.  He grew up in the Avenues neighborhood in Salt Lake City, attending Lafayette Elementary School, Horace Mann Junior High, and East High School, where he was a part of the mountaineering club.  He loved to be in the mountains.  After graduating from East High School in 1968, Noel enrolled in classes at the University of Utah.  He was converted to and joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1969 and met LaRie Holt at a Family Home Evening for single adults.  They married on September 10, 1970 and were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple in 1971.  Together, they were the parents of five children.  He was a dedicated father.  The family shares fond childhood memories of playing with Dad, his incredible Jean Valjean-like physical strength, getting rides to early morning seminary and school, visiting family, and seeing the sights near where we lived.  Dad came to concerts and competitions and sporting events.  We children knew he was proud of us, and he inspired us to do great things.

After their first three children were born, he and LaRie embarked on the adventure of moving to Florida, where two more daughters joined the family.  He adored his many Blackwelder aunts, uncles, and cousins there.  Our family holds dear memories of many wonderful family reunions together, before moving back to Utah.  As much as was possible, he never missed a family event like a mission farewell, homecoming, wedding, baby blessing, family reunion, or funeral.  He cherished his family relationships very dearly.  He taught us often about our family tree and the rich heritage we had, and enjoyed reminding us just how it is that we were related to Joseph Smith, George Washington, or William Bradford (to name a few).

Dad worked many jobs throughout his life. He worked for Granite Furniture, then began his career in life insurance, working with New York Life, Life of Georgia, and Beneficial Life. He retired in 2009 and spent many years serving in the Provo, Utah temple.

Noel loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  He was very generous and forgiving with others.  Holidays were often shared with others who were alone.  He loved to welcome friends and family members into our home.  He did not have much, but freely shared what he had.

In June of 1980, the Lakeland Florida Area Conference brought President Spencer W. Kimball to town. Dad was honored to be part of the security team for him. The experience he had driving President Kimball and spending time with him was a highlight of his life. He recounted the experience many times, remembering how President Kimball was filled with love and light.

Dad had a great sense of humor and a booming laugh.  He loved to sing and had a beautiful bass voice, and along with Mom, taught us to love music.  He particularly loved the Beatles and the crooners of the Rat Pack.  We treasure our recollection of Dad reading scriptures with us, with his dramatic interpretations of verse.  He was a great reader and had beautiful cursive penmanship. He was a huge fan of classic cars and loved to spend hours thumbing through car magazines. He was also an amateur mechanic and did a lot of work on his own cars over the years.

At 50 years of age, he picked up skiing again which he had abandoned when he began raising a family. He was an ace skier. It was a delight to see him tear up the slopes.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Douglass Earl and Mary Jane (Blackwelder) Cutler and granddaughter Danielle Roshanna Jones.  He is survived by his siblings, Paul Cutler, Phoenix, AZ; Richard Cutler, Salt Lake City, UT; Andrea (Paul) Meidell, Salt Lake City, UT, his former spouse, LaRie, Springville, UT, and his children: David Cutler, Alpine, UT; Catherine (Bobby) Jones, Payson, UT; Christine (Jared) Sturgeon, Colleyville, TX; Bethany Cutler, Orem, UT; and Emily (Carter) Prows, Castle Rock, CO.  He had sixteen grandchildren.

A private funeral service will be held Saturday, October 31, 2020.

The family wishes to sincerely thank those who showed him love, support, and care over the course of his life.  We are grateful for the friendship and kindness you shared with him and his family, and know how very important you were to him.  We grieve at his passing, but are glad his spirit is now with so many whom he loves and who love him.  We carry all the good from his life with us.

“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” 1 Corinthians 13:12

Arrangements in care of Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Home, Grantsville UT. Online condolences and memories may be shared at



Rayfield LeRoy Edwards

1950 -1983

Ray was born January, 17, 1950 and passed away on November 23, 1983. He slipped on the ice and died of hypothermia.  He is buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He was survived by his wife, Margaret Sutherland Edwards and his sister, Joan Becker (who currently lives in Sandy, Utah).  Reinhard Scherwinski, his friend, provided this information about Ray.  Other information is located on the link listed below.  No obituary has been found for Ray.



Carl Joseph Erickson


Carl Joseph Erickson, 70, cherished husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away on January 30, 2021, at his home in Aiken, South Carolina while awaiting a liver transplant. Carl was born March 29, 1950 in Salt Lake City to Joseph Glen and Charlotte Boden Erickson. He lived in the same house his entire life and attended Uintah School, Clayton Jr. High, and East High School. He served an LDS mission in Sydney, Australia and returned to earn a degree in Electrical Engineering from BYU. 

He married his (rival) high school sweetheart, Shauna Lisa Shields, May 22, 1972 in the Salt Lake Temple. They remained best friends throughout their 49-year-marriage. They met performing in the musical "Promised Valley" for the Salt Lake summer tourists in 1967 as teenagers. That became prophetic as they produced, staged, and directed a number of productions and concerts throughout the years. They were the perfect director/tech manager team and loved bringing these experiences to so many people, especially youth. 

Carl's career brought him much joy and success. He was a senior level site security designer for the most prestigious firms in the nation including Texas Instruments, Raytheon, HDR, Johnson Controls, Lockheed Martin, the Dept. of Defense, and most recently the Dept. of Energy at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. 

His family spent 34 years in Dallas and Coppell, Texas, and 7 years in North Potomac, Maryland where they met amazing friends and served in many rewarding capacities in the LDS Church. 

Carl is survived by his eternal sweetheart, Shauna, and his best friends, his children: Chad (Barbie) Erickson of Lewisville, Texas, Blake (Mindy) Erickson of Herriman, Utah, Lisanne (Jeff) Steele of Bluffdale, Utah, Lance (Bree) Erickson of Parker, Texas, Heidi (Jared) Ellsworth of Sandy, Utah, and Dane (Heidi) Erickson of Marietta, Ga. and 14 adored grandchildren, Collin, Connor, Abbie, Brandon, Cohen, Emily, Brooklyn, Elle, Bentley, Crosby, Kallen, Kian, Eve, and a new one in June. He is also survived by his brothers John (Kris) Erickson of Holladay, Utah, David (Teri) Erickson of East Millcreek, Utah, a sister, Christine (Ray) Wagstaff of Salt Lake City, and many special nieces and nephews. 

There will be a visitation on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 East 1300 South from 6-8 P.M. Masks are required. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Colonial Hills Ward LDS Chapel at 1455 South 1700 East at 11:00 A.M. Masks and social distancing required. The service will be streamed. Details can be found on

Very special thanks to the terrific friends who enriched Carl's life along the way. We love and appreciate you.

Published in Deseret News from Feb. 2 to Feb. 5, 2021.



Marsha Murphy Graff


Marsha was born October 31, 1949 and passed away July 7, 2014 in Coolidge, Pinal County, Arizona.  Her husband states there is no published obituary and he does not wish to share any further information.  



Carol Harper Grant

1950 -1999

Carol Harper died peacefully, after a courageous struggle with cancer.

She will be remembered lovingly for her compassionate concern for others and for her dedication to service both personally and professionally. Her radiant smile and sense of humor brought joy to all who knew her.

She was committed to the insurance industry, serving 17 years as a respected professional. She served on the Life Underwriters Board for five years.

She was devoted to her children and her large extended family.

She is survived by: her daughter, Kimberly Bickmore; her son, Zachary Grant and his father, Dale Grant; her father and mother, Robert and Vernell Harper; her sisters and their spouses, Roberta (Douglas) Kehl, Charlene (Greg) Thompson, Kathryn (Mark) Hueth.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 10, 1999, 12 noon at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, where friends may call Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday one hour prior to services.In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations to be sent to the American Cancer Society.




Gillian Lois Gray

1950 - 2014

GRAY, Gillian Lois.
Late of Neutral Bay, Sydney. Passed away 
June 3, 2014.

Loved sister of Philip, Pauline, Jenn and Lindy. Aunt and cousin to many who enjoyed her visits, laughter and energy. Cherished friend and travel companion to so many more who were lucky to know her.

In respect to GILLIAN's love of an active life and membership in running / walking groups, a celebration walk and run was held in her honour on 28 June 2014.

Privately cremated


Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on July 3, 2014 - See more at:




Denzil Andrew Grimshaw


Salt Lake City, UT- Denzil A. Grimshaw died after a valiant fight with his health on October 28, 2020 at his daughter's home surrounded by his family.  He was born August 20, 1950 in Hyde, Gee Cross, Cheshire, England to Dennis and Joyce (McGraw) Grimshaw.  Denzil and his family immigrated to the United States at the age of thirteen. 

Denzil graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1968.  He then went on to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Arizona form 19970 to 1972.  After his mission he sanf in the University of Utah Institute Choir where he met and married Karyn (Keddington) Grimshaw in the Salt Lake Temple on August 28, 1975.  In 1990, he earned a B.S. in Interpersonal Communications and another Psychology at the Univeristy of Utah.  He then completed a Masters' Degree of Social Work at the same university in 1992. Throughout his career he received numerous awards and recognition for his work in the community.  He was very proud of his last position as Clinical Director at ISAT from 2007-2015.  

Denzil was a man of intellect and a true bard.  He was an avid songwriter, poet, and seeker of knowledge.  He loved music and had an amazing voice.  He had the pleasure of forming a band with some of his best mates and was able to live a small portion of his dream of being a rock star.  Another passion that he enjoyed was soccer.  He was and forever will be a devoted Manchester United fan.

He was predeceased by his father, Dennis, his mother, Joyce, and his sister, Nancy Farley.  He is survived by Karyn Grimshaw (divorced), Jan Grimshaw (divorced), his son, Bryan Grimshaw, and his wife, Camille (South Jordan); his daughters, Patricia Manning and her husband, Jared (Twin Falls); Amy Grimshaw; Becca DiSera and her husband, Billy (Holladay); his nine grandchildren; Erin, Seth, Aven, and John Grimshaw; Jacob, Tristan and Kyra Manning; McKenzie and Xander DiSera; his sister Elizabeth Grimshaw and her wife Kathy Ellis (Oregon), their daughter Emmalee; and his nephew, Jeremy Schooley and his wife, Julie (Salt Lake CIty) and their children Piper and Jameson.  

An intimate family service will be held on Monday, November 2nd at 1 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 2675 East 4430 South, Holladay, UT.  Due to the unusual circumstances with Covid-19 we will not be having a public viewing.  For those interested in paying their last respects in person, at 2 pm we will be having a bagpiper playing as Denzil is transported to the hearse.  You are welcome to come and view the procession in the parking lot, practicing extreme social distancing with MASKS REQUIRED.  We will be recording the service and will post it on Facebook for those interested.



Darrell Steven Hall


Darrell was born June 26, 1950 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and died Mar. 11, 1997 at his home in Portland, Oregon of ALS (Lou Gehrigs disease).

Through each rapidly progressing stage of this cruel and relentless disease, Darrell was an example to us of strength and courage and continued to grace us with his wonderful smile and unique sense of humor. His wife, Karen, surrounded him with her special love and courage; her gentle, professional care helped to make his transition less difficult.

Darrell attended school in Salt Lake City, Ut., including two years at the U. of U. Most of his adult life was spent in the San Francisco area where he complete his Bachelor's Degree in Biology and his Master's Degree in the study of the flying squirrel at SFSU. He had a deep respect for the environment and a desire to learn all aspects of nature. He was an avid bird watcher and gently encouraged others to learn about and love birds. He was an excellent skier and spent many happy hours on the slopes at Alta.

Darrell's passing will leave a large empty place in the lives of his wife, parents, step father, Earl; brothers, Larry (Peggy), Jeffrey (Diane).

He was a "favorite uncle" to Jenny, Alison, Wendy, Rachel, Deborah, Kathryn, Jessica and Scott.

On his ashes, wildflowers will grow. On the wings of hummingbirds, his spirit will soar. In the fresh mist of the woods, in the salty spray of the ocean, in the hot breeze of the desert, we will feel his presence and know that he walks with us, always.

There will be a memorial service at the Oakley City Hall, Oakley, Utah on Saturday, June 28, 1997 at 1 p.m.
Margie Linford Haynes 

1950 ~ 2006

Margie Linford Haynes, age 55, died at home in Mission Viejo, California, on Tuesday March 14, 2006, following a courageous battle with Cancer. She was born on July 16, 1950 in Afton Wyoming, to the late Glenna Lemmon and Albert Hess Linford.

She attended area schools and was a 1968 graduate of East High School and completed Cosmetology school in April 1971. January 24, 1969 she was united in marriage to Gardner Leroy Crocker of Maine and later divorced, they had two children together one of which passed away July 20, 1969. December 15, 1979, Margie married David Stewart Moss of Woods Cross Utah, he had three children, they had one daughter together. September 25, 1999 she married the love of her life Kenneth Lowell Haynes of Salt Lake City.

Margie loved to be outdoors, in her garden, camping, at the river she loved to ride ATV's and horses. One of her favorite hobbies was making and painting ceramics. She loved to quilt with her mother, and others.

Margie loved her family, was proud of her children and adored her grandchildren. She was a member of the LDS church, and served in the primary several years.

Margie is survived by her husband Kenneth Lowell Haynes, her daughter April Settles Zahr and her husband Rob Zahr, CA; her daughter Rocksan Moss, GA; her son and his wife David Stewart and Terri Moss, UT; her daughter Nitisha and her husband Darin Coleman, WA; her daughter Nina Shalene Moss, CA.; Step-daughters Marylou Haynes, Suzy Forrester and Ashley Haynes. Sister Blanche and her husband Leon Astle, her six brothers and their wives, Arthur and Linda, George and Linda, Dallas and Linda, Kent and Marti, Lindy, Ron and Brenda. She is further survived by 10 grandchildren, two step grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Family, friends, and those who knew her will always remember her as a kind, loving, and giving woman who always put others first, she loved her savior, she was courageous and strong, with a true desire to live.

The memorial services for Margie Linford Haynes will be held on Monday March 20, 2006 at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007W. So. Jordan Pkwy (10600 So.), South Jordan. Relatives and friends are welcome from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for visitation, funeral services begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday March 21, burial services will be held at 12:00 p.m. at the Cemetery in Afton WY.

We would like to thank the nurses and staff of Hospice in South Jordan, and Hospice-Vitas in Ca. for their care and support. Online condolences can be sent to



David Joe Heemeyer

1950 ~ 2003

David passed away August 9, 2003 in his sleep.

He was born in Deadwood, S.D., March 15, 1950, the son of V. Marie Karrels and Harold J. H. Heemeyer. Graduated from East High School in 1968. Member of the LDS Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Whitney; sons, Trenten and Tyler; mother, V. Marie Thomson; sister, Lois O'Brien (Gary); brother James R. Heemeyer (Jeanne); and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Myron and his father.

We will miss you David!!!!!

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kimball Mill Ward, 650 South 200 East, Bountiful, where friends may call from 12:45 - 1:45 p.m. prior to services. Interment-Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.



Christina Manwaring Huish 

1950 ~ 2021 

Christina Manwaring Huish, 70, passed away on March 29, 2021 in Salt Lake City. She was born on July 12, 1950 to Karl H and Carma Rae Davis Manwaring in Salt Lake City. She married John Wayne Huish on October 17, 1974. 

Christina had a lifetime passion for singing and had the most amazing soprano voice. She sang for the University of Utah Acapella Choir, Pro Musica, Utah Symphony Choir, Sterling Singers and Utah Voices, where she made many lifetime friends. She enjoyed other hobbies such as camping, reading, sewing, gardening, history and geography. The kid in her was always looking for that "E Ticket" ride as her favorite place was Disneyland. In her efforts to emulate Christ, who she had a deep love for, she would always go out of her way to make people feel welcome and special and always forgave because she had an enormous heart and she lit up every room she walked in to. She will be tremendously missed by everyone who's life she has touched; however, she is now reunited with her loving husband and all those who preceded her in death and has began her new journey, freed from the worries of the physical world. 

Christina is survived by her daughters, Madeleine Rose Huish and Julia Christina Huish; son, Jacob John Huish; siblings Patricia Wood, Deanne Manwaring, Sandra Manwaring, Paul Manwaring, Kit Manwaring and Marisa Manwaring. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Wayne Huish; father, Karl H Manwaring; mother, Carma Rae Black and her brother Howard K Manwaring. 

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Wilford Stake Center, 3080 So. Kentwood Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84106. Viewings will be held on Monday, April 5 from 6:00-8:00 pm and prior to the services on Tuesday at 10:00 am, both at the church. Those wishing to view the service remotely may do so via the following link: Interment to follow the service at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd (10600 So), Sandy, UT. 

Published in Deseret News from Apr. 2 to Apr. 3, 2021.



Pat Jarvis

1950 - 2020

Pat Jarvis

Our beloved sister, aunt, great aunt and friend, Patricia Lee Jarvis, 70, of Provo, Utah, passed away October 22, 2020.

Pat was born in Salt Lake City to Lee Taylor and Jeanette Bowers Jarvis on August 4, 1950. She was the second oldest of seven children. She completed her educational years at Douglas Elementary, Roosevelt Middle and East High School. While attending Douglas, many international scholars were concerned about the deepening cold war with Russia and because social engineers felt more young people needed to learn and speak Russian, Pat and others were invited to learn Russian. It was her membership in the East High Russian club and opportunities of her academic years that led her to declare Russian Studies as her major from the University of Utah and spend a summer on a Russian study abroad. She graduated from East High School in 1968 where she was named one of 22 outstanding senior scholars from her class of 338. Following her graduation she moved to New York for two years and worked for Macmillan Publishing Company as an editor. She also worked for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the church office building and at Deseret Book.

Pat took advantage of many adventures during her life. Soon after beginning employment with Advanced Language Processing Systems (ALPS)/Interlingua, Pat was offered a job in Switzerland then a transfer to London for 10 years. Her time abroad provided opportunities for travel to several European countries. In the UK, Pat met many lifelong friends who continued their friendships long after she returned to the United States. Upon return to the US, she spent a short time working in both Chicago and Boise then finally settled in Provo where she resided until her passing.

Among her many talents, Pat was an accomplished pianist who could sight read and improvise. In the early 70s, while her mother performed on stage, Pat was the piano voice for the heroin and villain in the Park City Melodramas. Nearly everywhere she resided, she was asked to accompany vocalists and instrumentalists, and on Sundays, you could find her playing the piano for the primary or providing organ music for the congregation. 

Although she never married and had children of her own, she was a wonderful sister, aunt, great aunt and friend. Pat was very intelligent and liked to read, sew, cook and learn new things. As an older sister, Pat was often called upon to help her younger siblings with their school assignments and projects. She is warmly recognized for her role as a wonderful second mother to her youngest sister, Wendy who was born when Pat was 21 years old. They enjoyed many sleep overs and movie nights as well as several road trips together throughout the US and Europe. She loved to host family and friends for dinner parties of culinary delight and game nights where she demonstrated a tough competition during family trivia games and gained the title "Boggle master". She attended birthday celebrations and other important events of her extended family. Her nieces and nephews looked forward to having sleepovers, cooking nights, scavenger hunts and parties with Aunt Pat. 

Pat was one of the kindest, most genuine people anyone could meet and she engaged in many acts of service. Those who have spent time with her know that she always took an interest in their lives. Upon her retirement, she volunteered to help her niece, Rose with her newborn twins whom she lovingly called “The Mini-s”. She cared for them, read to them, and played with them.They and their older siblings loved spending time with Aunt Pat over the past several years. 

Pat was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in many capacities including primary president, young women’s president, primary teacher, etc. The brothers and sisters of the Foothill Ward, Provo were a cherished ward family. She knew the neighbors on her street, young and old, and they highly regarded Pat. She will be missed.

Pat Jarvis is survived by her siblings Ken (Patty) Jarvis, Kelly (Ruth) Jarvis, Scott (Jane) Jarvis, Jill Hughes, Kathlyn Thatcher (Tom) and Wendy Hairel (John). She is preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Jeanette Jarvis and her nephew Christopher Lee Jarvis.

Funeral service by invitation only.



Nona Jobe

1950 - 2004

Nona Jobe 7/10/1950 ~12/1/2004  Nona Jobe has grown her wings to fly with the angels.

The memorial services will be held in Green River UT, at the Green River Community center 165 S Broadway at 7 p.m. on Monday Dec 6, 2004.  

She is survived by daughters, Tracy and Trina, grandsons, Trevor,Norman, Tyler, Tony, and Aaron, two brothers, Allen and Albert, and one sister, Mava.  

We ask that you come help us celebrate her life and the joys she's given us.




David Merold Jorgensen

1950 - 2010

David M. Jorgensen 1950 ~ 2010 Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, David Merrold Jorgensen, passed away suddenly on November 7, 2010. Born August 18, 1950 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Vernon F. Jorgensen and Evelyn Plewe Jorgensen.

He graduated with a bachelor's degree in accountancy from the University of Utah. He went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from Brigham Young University law.

He married Ginger Gygi on December 19, 1978 in the Salt Lake City Temple.

David was a joy to be around with a "pun"ny sense of humor. He loved the outdoors and was an active board member of the Utah Wilderness Association and the High Uintas Preservation Council.

David was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he especially enjoyed serving the youth of the church.

He was an amazing father who had a special place in his heart for his children and grandchildren. He was an example of great strength, determination, and integrity. He was a phenomenal human being and will be sorely missed.

He is survived by his wife, Ginger; daughters, Camille Jorgensen, Amy (David) Ramos, Heather (Adam) Payne; parents, Vernon and Evelyn Jorgensen; siblings, Dean (Bee) Jorgensen, Neil (Deor) Jorgensen, Doug (Sharon) Jorgensen, Ann (Greg) Bowles, Julie (Jason) Lewis; his three grandsons, Jacob, Owen, and Conner; as well as many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his son Richard and brother Vernon, Jr.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, 12:00 noon at the Meadow Ward, 1955 W. 400 N. (viewing from 10:30 a.m. prior to services). A viewing will be held Wed., November 10, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E South Temple. Interment, Larkin Sunset Lawn.


 Garth Jackson Kunz


 Garth Jackson Kunz Obituary

Garth Jackson Kunz, 66, of Taylorsville UT, died of pancreatic cancer on March 31, 2017 at his home next to his loving wife. Garth was born on June 8, 1950 to Kenneth and Laura Kunz in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is the fifth of nine siblings. 
From a young age, Garth became a devoted musician spending hours practicing on the family's grand piano and his saxophone. His love of music would go on to shape much of his life's service in the LDS church and provide hours of joyful entertainment to his family. No child could resist crazy dancing when he joyfully played Baby Elephant Walk.
Garth graduated from East High School where he honed his saxophone skills in jazz band. He went on to attend the University of Utah and graduated with a degree in Business.
Garth spent two years as a missionary for the LDS church preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ in the Great Lakes Mission. He loved his mission and often shared stories of service, teaching, and great amounts of snow. 
As a young adult, Garth quickly realized the catastrophic mistake he made in attending the University of Utah and found a wonderful woman, Susanne Meredith Cleverly, from BYU to compensate for his lack of judgement. They met at a Friday night church dance and the rest was history. They were married in the Idaho Falls, Idaho Temple on August 26, 1972. They have six children who were the loves of their lives until their ten superior grandchildren came along and stole their hearts.
Garth's life was filled with adventure. He loved to travel and shared his love of travel with his wife and children. Garth and Susanne traveled the country together and created memorable experiences beginning with their honeymoon at Yellowstone, helicopter rides in Hawaii, and surviving hurricane Bob from their hotel in Boston. He was legendary for surprising his kids at school, with their bags packed, for a weekend getaway. 
Garth lived a marvelous life despite the challenges that constantly plagued him. Until his mid twenties he suffered from the debilitating effects of epilepsy. Throughout his entire life he battled bipolar depression. He pressed forward step by step with courage and hope even in the darkest of hours. He is an example to all that suffer similar challenges. You can find purpose, hope, and happiness in this life, no matter your circumstance.
Garth spent his entire life as a devoted member of the LDS church. He served in various capacities including ward financial clerk to five bishops, ward organist, teacher, stake missionary, Jordan River Temple ordinance worker and organist. If there was a lifetime achievement award for callings, he would have earned it as a ward clerk and organist.
Garth was a very hard worker. He worked in various capacities throughout his life to support his family including sales, HVAC, packaging, and health insurance. His clients were more than clients, they were his friends and he constantly went above and beyond to help them. He sacrificed his own comfort for several years commuting from Utah to California weekly to provide a comfortable life for his family. However, his most important takeaway from his career are the lifelong friends he made along the way.
Garth was preceded in death by his son, Daniel Cleverly Kunz and his parents, Kenneth Keith and Laura Jackson Kunz.
Garth is survived by Susanne, his loving wife of 45 years this August; his two sons, Robert G (Andrea) and Jacob C (Allison), his three daughters, Leah S (Adam) Zamora, Laura M (Anthony) Kobak, and Rebecca (Aaron) Kirton; and ten grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the LDS Bennion 12th Ward Chapel, 6550 South 2700 West, West Jordan. The family will receive visitors from 6:00-8:00 PM Friday and from 9:30-10:45 AM Saturday, both at the LDS Bennion 12th Ward Chapel. Burial will be at the Redwood Memorial Cemetery, 6500 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville.
Thank you to IHC Hospice and Dr. Jane McPherson for their loving assistance. Online condolences at

Published in Deseret News April 22,2017



Steven John Leonard

1949 - 2015

Steven John Leonard lost his valiant fight with Chronic Heart Failure and returned to his Heavenly Father on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the age of 66.  Steve was born February 23, 1949 to Richard and Ruth Leonard in Salt Lake City.  He attended East High.  He served a mission in the Delaware/ Maryland/ Virginia area. 

He met his sweetheart, Annette Hanson, and they were sealed April 10, 1980 in the Salt Lake Temple.

Steve served as a police officer at the Salt Lake International Airport for more than 20 years and retired with more than 30 years of service in that department.

He had a love for planes and earned his private pilot’s license at the age of 16, about the same time he received his driver’s license.

He was a friend to everyone he came in contact with.  His fun, caring personality left everyone with a laugh and a smile.  He had a passion for the outdoors and boating with his family.  He also enjoyed being a missionary on Temple Square.

Steve is survived by his sweetheart, Annette; daughter, Kimberly (Mike) Wynder, son, Mark (Sara), and his grandchildren; Max, Michaella, Abbey, Russell, and Tyler Wynder.  He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers (Bill and Denny), father-in-law (Mark Hanson), as well as his mentor and best friend, Robert Bowers.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Foothill Stake Center, 1933 South 2100 East.  Viewings will be held Monday evening, March 15, 6:00- 8:00 pm at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 East 1300 South, as well as from 10:00 -10:45 am, prior to the services at the church (Foothill Stake Center).  Interment will take place at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 South Highland Drive.

Published in the Salt Lake Tribune, March 15-16, 2015.




Pamela Martinson
1950 ~ 2018

Pamela Martinson Obituary

Pamela Martinson passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family and friends on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Born June 2, 1950, in San Francisco, California to Donald O. and Donna C. Martinson, this beautiful baby girl with a shock of dark brown hair was the oldest of the Martinson children. At a young age, Pamela's family moved to Salt Lake City, where she attended school, graduating from East High in 1968. She then attended the University of Utah where she affiliated with Alpha Chi Omega sorority and met many of her closest, life-long friends. Pamela graduated with a bachelor's degree in linguistics, continuing on to earn her master's degree in linguistics from the University of Utah. These accomplishments were emblematic of Pamela's lifelong fascination with the power and beauty of language. At age 39, Pamela returned to the University of Utah Law School, where she became editor of the Utah Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif in 1992.
While an undergraduate at the U of U, Pamela met and married Buzz Hunt, the father of her only child, Elisabeth Hunt, born in 1979. From that point forward, Pamela and Elisabeth were as close as a parent and child could be and remained each other's best friends throughout her life. Later, Pamela and Buzz divorced. While pursuing her interests in law, Pamela met and married John Anderson. The two shared many mutual interests and adventures. They later divorced but remained close and loving friends. A few years later, while pursuing her interests in international travel, Pamela met and married Colin Patten, a kind and gentle man from Edinburgh, Scotland. The two shared a love of travel, and often went to a retreat they loved in Nova Scotia.
Pamela pursued a variety of professional interests throughout her life. She was always interested in politics and was a human rights advocate. Immediately upon graduating the University of Utah College of Law, Pamela was appointed to the prestigious position as law clerk for Judge Stephen H. Anderson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Court. Following her federal clerkship, she assumed private practice as an attorney for the law firm Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy, after which she became full time legal counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah. She also pursued other interests in addition to law. Her considerable skills in public relations and fundraising led her to take the position of Director of Development for the US Ski Team in Park City, Utah. 
Later, Pamela, with her daughter Elisabeth, moved to Boston, Massachusetts, one of her favorite cities in the world. There she pursued various positions in public relations and legal services. Pamela was a beautiful fun-loving person with an engagingly spontaneous personality, and great sense of humor, which always made for fast friends wherever she went and whatever she did. She thrived in the culturally rich and intellectual climate of Boston but later left to return to Salt Lake City in order to be closer to her mother Donna and her daughter Elisabeth who had returned there a year earlier.
Pamela was a lover of animals and seemed to always have a couple of dogs or cats in her household. Pamela was always engaged in a variety of art projects, including knitting, crochet, needlepoint, quilting, jewelry making, and origami, among others, all for which she had considerable skill. Pamela also loved playing word games, where she utilized her linguistic prowess to be an unbeatable champion of Scrabble and Words with Friends. 
Pamela is preceded in death by her parents, Donald Owen Martinson and Donna Curtis Martinson, her husband Colin Patten, and siblings Nancy Martinson and James Martinson. She is survived by her daughter Elisabeth Hunt, and siblings Jon Martinson, Dana Mariea, and Donald Martinson Jr., as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Pamela's family wants to express their sincere appreciation for the loving and kind caregivers and staff of Silverado Aspen Park Memory Care Community. Memorial service will be planned for the spring. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making donations to Best Friends Animal Society or the Alzheimer's Association.

Published in Deseret News on Dec. 2, 2018



Murray Shaun McCarter

1950 - 2001

Murray Shaun McCarter, 50, passed away March 11, 2001 following a stroke suffered March 9th.

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, April 4, 1950 to Murray V. McCarter and Joan Gebhardt McCarter, Shaun grew up in Salt Lake City and graduated from East High School in 1968.

Shaun worked for a number of years as an electrician and HVAC specialist for Fort Douglas Country Club and then for Catholic Services. Shaun's childhood curiosity in "pluggle-ins" and natural talent for repairing anything led him to innovate many improvements for his employers, including automatic golf course irrigation systems.

Survivors are children Shannon McCarter, Chad McCarter, and Tara McCarter; father Murray V. (Gini) McCarter; brothers Kim (Judy) McCarter and Gary (Joan) Gebhardt, and sister Lyn McCarter. Shaun is preceded in death by his mother, Joan Gebhardt McCarter and baby brother Scott McCarter.

A brief graveside service will be held at 12 noon, Wednesday, March 14, 2001 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. A family gathering will be held at 11 a.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 340 East 400 South, SLC, UT 84111.



Kimberly Sue Burgess McLachlan

1950 - 1996

Our dear and beloved Kimberly Burgess McLachlan, passed away late Friday evening at home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 45 years old.

A devoted wife and mother, Kim enriched the lives of family and friends with a selfless and unquestioning compassion that knew few bounds. Quick with a smile, Kim lived a simple, humble life, often sacrificing her own needs for those of her many loved ones. Kim will always be remembered for her unyielding strength, unconditional love and endless commitment.

Born May 4, 1950 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Jacobus (Jac.) and Sherron Burgess. Kim was the eldest of three, which includes a brother, Bret, of Park City, Utah; and a sister, Lisa O'Brien, of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Kim attended East High School and the University of Utah, where her endearing nature brought many long-term friendships and associations. During these years Kim also worked at Jak's, the Burgess' family-owned clothing store in downtown Salt Lake.

On October 16, 1974, Kim married Craig McLachlan. They have four children: Todd, Candice, Timothy, and Karissa, Kim's step-sons, Russell McLachlan, Park City, Utah; and John McLachlan, Salt Lake City, Utah; granddaughter, Keetley Dawn McLachlan, of Salt Lake City.

Kim's children were her greatest joy and pride. They will serve as the finest legacy to a classy, caring and wonderful human being...We will all miss you Kim.



Gary Emmett McLane

1949 - 2003

A generous and loving son and brother, died in the shadows of the giant redwoods that he loved at his home in Rio, CA, on Jan. 25, 2003.

Born October 17, 1949 to Robert Emmett and Gwen McLane, their fifth and youngest child in Salt Lake City, Utah. A survivor of polio at the age of one, he never allowed lifelong complications to interfere with the pursuits of his dreams. A graduate of East High School, Gary later moved to Moab, Utah and then to the San Francisco Bay area.

A carpenter, painter, printer and designer, his heart was huge and his nature gentle. A gifted craftsman with an artist's eye, he made remarkable beautiful improvement to his surroundings wherever he lived or worked. Gary is remembered for his unending generosity to his family and friend, and particularly for the special admiration he showed his mother. He was forever a friend to those in need and despised only intolerance and hypocrisy.

Gary leaves behind his mother, Gwen DeLaMare McLane of Salt Lake City; brothers, Patrick, Park City; and John, Salt Lake City; sisters, Barbara, Salt Lake; and Susan, Homer, Alaska; He will also be missed by caring friends, Gary Mathews and Bev Rowe of Monte Rio; as well as many other friends and family members.

A special thank you to his sister Susan and his nephew Ryan, for the care they provided Gary during a lingering illness.

An interment of his ashes will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6th, at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering following the interment at his sister's home at 322 Douglas Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Gary's memory to Face to Face, 873 2nd St., Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4621.



Dennis Patrick McShane

1950 - 1998

Dennis Patrick McShane passed away Friday, November 27, 1998 at the age of 48, after an extended illness.

Born March 14, 1950, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Ernest and Helen McShane.

Married Bonnie Gross in 1975; later divorced.

He worked many years in the electrical industry, receiving many awards for excellence in his field.

Survived by sons, Sean P. and Jerel P.; daughter, Dawn Novitch; granddaughters, Sara N. and Hailey N.; sister, Marsha Christensen. Preceded in death by father and mother.

The family wishes to thank friends, Ernie and Bobbie Allen, for their loving care. Special thanks to Dave Hymas. Private family services.




Rosemary Curtis Neider

1950 - 2015

Rosemary Curtis Neider passed away January 8, 2015 in the arms of her sweetheart from causes of recurrent breast cancer. 

She was born January 17, 1950 to Marvin R. and Carrol Romney Curtis, the first of seven children. She often referred to her childhood as "charmed".  Rosemary graduated from East High School in 1968.  She met and married her sweetheart, Michael A. Neider while attending Brigham Young University, where she later graduated in 1972 with a B.A. in Elementary Education. 

Rosemary's gifts were building others and helping them see their true potential as children of God. She was a masterful teacher.  Her compassionate service , testimony of the living Christ, and love for sharing the gospel are her lasting legacy.  Her final three years were joyfully spent with her husband in the Nevada Las Vegas Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  

Rosemary is survived by her loving companion, Michael A. Neider; her eight children: Nicole Sargent (Nathan), Carrol Norton (Michael), Kirstin Knapp (Michael), Michael A. Neider, Jr. (Jamie Jensen), Curtis Boyd Neider, Heidi Killpack (Adam), Natalie Mortimer (Kory), and Donna Neider; and 22 grandchildren.  She is also survived by her stepmother, Darlene Curtis; her siblings: Marv Curtis (Joan, deceased), Cory Curtis (Arwella), Natalie McCullough (Jim), Chris Curtis (Katie).  She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin R. and Carrol R. Curtis; siblings, Matthew Curtis (Amy) and Robyn Anderson (Lane).

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 12 Noon at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10945 S. 1700 East, Sandy, Utah.  A viewing will be held on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah and on Wednesday form 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the church prior to the funeral services.  Interment will be at the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.  

Published in the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune on January 11, 2015.`73805884#sthash.AYDEK60Q.dpuf




Robyn Ryser Nicholas

1949 - 2017

Neighbors, friends, and family mourn the loss of Robyn Ryser Nicholas, who passed away March 12, 2017. With sincere warmth and kindness, Robyn touched the lives and hearts of many. Among her greatest gifts was a selfless interest in others, which she used to live a life full of service, education, friendship, and love.

Robyn was born November 23, 1949, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Jim and Elizabeth Ryser. This was a loving home, where Robyn, her brothers, and sister were taught by example to be honest, humble, and helpful, and to love others. Jim often counseled his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren to “stay as sweet as you are,” and to his great joy, Robyn lived that counsel throughout her life.

It was this sweetness that attracted her eternal companion, Peter Michael Nicholas. Passing through the Grand Tetons, Pete met Robyn at Jenny Lake Lodge and abruptly cut short his tour, choosing to stay in the Tetons with Robyn for what remained of his leave of duty from the Coast Guard. Their ensuing courtship spanned four years and several continents, and Robyn and Pete were married in the Salt Lake Temple, January 2, 1973. The following summer, they honeymooned with backpacks and sleeping bags along the Teton Crest Trail. Forty-four years later, Robyn could confidently declare, “He adores me.”

Their marriage was blessed with four children. Robyn excelled as a mother. With patience, love, and creativity, she helped her children grow. She delighted in watching them pick their own paths through life, always there to counsel. Naturally, all paths closely followed her own, as all four of her children received advanced degrees and have worked in education, just like Mom.

For twenty-seven years Robyn worked for the Granite School District as a speech pathologist. She specialized in teaching pre-school age children to speak and was instrumental in helping establish a speech school program. To these kids she was “Teacher Robyn.” Their small gifts to her can be found in every corner of her home.

In her free time, like her father before her, Robyn loved to garden. The simple lessons of the earth appealed to her, as they did her dad. There was closeness to God and his creations to be found outside, and the garden gave Robyn the opportunity to serve others. Her raspberries, apples, plums, apricots, and nuts found their way in various forms to the pantries of countless neighbors and friends. Weeding the front flower beds on early summer mornings was a social event for Robyn. She’d call out to passerby—neighbor or stranger—chat with them awhile, and then send them on their way with dug up irises or a bushel of golden delicious apples.

She knew how to make people feel noticed and loved. Her desires to know people and help them led her to many service opportunities in her church and community. To the Monument Park and Ensign wards she was an important part of many primary, young women’s, and Relief Society presidencies; to the Westminster student ward she was “Sister Bishop”; and most recently, she has been Sister Nicholas, an inner-city missionary serving alongside Pete in Sandy, Utah. On Herbert Ave, aside from the morning chats and standing offers of produce, she is known for gathering her neighbors each year for a backyard get-together.

Robyn’s love has spread far and wide, and she will be missed by all. She is survived by her husband, Pete, her children, Jenny, Mike (Amanda), Dave (Shannon), and Tom. Her eight grandchildren, Peter, Penny, Lucy, Molly, Rita, Gabe, Joel, and Eden will miss Grandma dearly, but as always, she is near us, just ahead of us, quietly leading the way.

Memorial services will be held at the Princeton Ward chapel, 1005 South 2000 East, Salt Lake City, Utah, on Saturday, March 18 at 11:00 AM. From 9:30-10:30 friends and family are invited to greet one another and remember Robyn. A viewing will be held Friday, March 17 at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah, from 6:00-8:00 PM.



Jana Nugent

 1950 - 2017

Jana Nugent Obituary
Jana Margaret Nugent passed away quietly on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at her home South on Seventh East in Salt Lake City. She is survived by her brother, Stephen E. Nugent of San Marcos, California, and her sisters, Julie N. Craig of Boise, Idaho and Liz Jacob of Murray, Utah. Jana was born in Pocatello, Idaho, on March 12, 1950, and lived most of her adult life in the Salt Lake City area. In her earlier career, she worked as a stockbroker. Later, as a certified caregiver, she provided comfort and support to those in need, especially her mother, Marge Schefski, during her waning years. After retiring, she continued to be a helpful friend and neighbor and always kept in close contact with family members. May she rest in peace. Private family service.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Sept. 17, 2017




Arlean Marie Zarea O'Keefe

1950 - 2012

Arlean Marie O'Keefe, 61, of Hampton and Hillsboro Beach, Fla., died peacefully on July 20, 2012, after losing her battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends.

Arlean was born in Concord, Aug. 14, 1950, the daughter of the late Lt. Col. John P. Zareas and Dorothy (Peicott) Zareas.

Arlean was a loving Yia Yia who cherished every moment with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was also a savvy business woman who excelled in Real Estate sales and Real Estate development in the Lakes Region; she was never one to back down from a challenge. She enjoyed spending her summers in Hampton and at Newfound Lake, and her winters in Florida.

Arlean is survived by her husband, Paul O'Keefe; her son, David Brown, of Ipswich, Mass., and his wife, Erin; her stepdaughter, Carolyn Hunter, of Hampton; her stepson, Paul O'Keefe of Hollywood, Fla., and his wife, Robyn; her sister, Patricia Hough; brothers Peter Zareas and Paul Zareas; granddaughters Avery (little Yia Yia), Sarah, Elizabeth, Morgan, and Danielle; and her aunts, uncles, and cousins.

In honor of Arlean’s request there will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, at St. Rose of Lima Church, 12 Park St., Topsfield, Mass. Burial will immediately follow at Highland Cemetery, 29 Town Farm Road, Ipswich, Mass.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Merrimack Valley Hospice House at 360 North Avenue, Haverhill, MA, 01830.

Arrangements are by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton.



Patricia Lynn Brauer O'Meara

1950 -1996

Patricia Lynn (Brauer) was hit by a car and killed on Nov. 8, 1996 near her home in Isla Morada, Fl. at the age of 46.

She is survived by her husband, Richard O'Meara, Florida; her mother, Ivy (Birkinshaw) Brauer-Christiansen, Salt Lake City, Utah and her brother, Roger Brauer, Carmel, California. She was also the sister of the late Philip Brauer.

Funeral services were held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Georgetown, Massachusetts.




Felix Angelo Ortiz 

1950 - 2007

Felix Angelo Ortiz Jr., 57, passed away May 17, 2007. Born April 8, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York to Felix Angel Ortiz and Grace Elisabeth Conigliaro.

He married and had two daughters.

He chose his career as a professional roof installer. As a part-time job he became a nurse's assistant. For the past 10 years he chose to live out in the open among the trees and near the running water. Some of his favorite things to do, to pass the time, were trivia games, crossword puzzles, a good challenging game of chess and he ran in marathons in the Salt Lake Valley. His favorite baseball team was the New York Yankees - Go Yankees! Our special thanks to his friend that spent time with him out in the open. He will be missed dearly.

Survived by his two daughters Juliet and Anita; two sisters, Quintina and Yevette; four brothers William, Kendall, Kyle and Nathaniel; nieces and nephews To all who knew Felix, Butchie, Angelo, Alex Ortiz - on Monday, June 4, 2007, stand among the trees or near a stream of water at 6:30 p.m. A silent prayer will be said for our father, our brother, our uncle and our friend.

May He Rest in Peace.



Barrie Lynn Pepper

1950 - 1990

Barrie Lynn Pepper, 39, died January 19, 1990 in Redwood City, California.

Born in Salt Lake City, May 24, 1950 to Manny and Lorraine Cohen Pepper.

Worked for Syntex Corp. 12 years as a data processer.

Survived by father, Mannie Pepper; brother, Fred Randall Pepper; uncle and aunt, Dean and Jeanne Pepper, Chicago, Ill.; and great-aunt, Mrs. Sam Rush, St. Louis, Missouri.

Graveside services Wednesday, January 24, 1:30 p.m., Montefiori Cemetery. Funeral directors, Evans & Early. No flowers. Donations may be made to American Cancer Society or charity of choice



LeRoy Jose Muniz Pia

1949 - 1997

We mourn the loss of our tender, loving son, brother, husband, father and friend, LeRoy J. Pia, 47. He passed away peacefully in the arms of his guardian angels on Sunday, March 16, 1997 while jogging in the beautiful foothills of St. George.

Born December 6, 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah to LeRoy Q. Pia and Maria Muniz.

He married Carol Segerstedt April 12, 1973 in the Los Angeles LDS Temple. They have four children.

His life was devoted to others, serving his family, friends and church. He was a valiant servant for the Saviour through his many callings for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served years in scouting, influencing many young men. He served a full-time mission in his mother's native Brazil.

He was devoted to his wife, Carol, whom he knew since the fifth grade. Over the years he coached soccer for three of his children and their friends. He was always an active participant in his children's activities and loved to see them perform. He was truly a hands-on dad and they knew his love for them.

He gave his family an enthusiasm for nature, a love of the seasons and passion for sailing.

LeRoy graduated from the University of Utah in Finance. He was an independent MAI appraiser and Chairman of the Utah Appraisers Registration and Certification Board, member of the Appraisal Institute and affiliate member of the Park City Board of Realtors where he was honored as the affiliate member of the year in 1992. He was the past president of the Utah Open Lands Conservation Association. LeRoy was known by his peers as a man of highest intergrity.

Survived by his wife, Carol and children, Joseph, Lindsey, Maximillian and Julia; parents, LeRoy and Maria Pia; mother-in-law, Hazel Segerstedt; brothers Frank and Ron; sister, Shanoa; and many other family members and friends whom he loved dearly.

Funeral services will be Thursday, March 20, 1997, 12 noon in the Monument Park Stake Center, 1320 South Wasatch Drive, Salt Lake. Friends and family may call Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 East 1300 South and at the church 11-11:45 a.m. at the Stake Center.

Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.



Claudia Shields Pierson

1950 ~ 2017

Claudia Shields Pierson passed away from this life the 8th day of February, 2017 after her battle with brain cancer. She was surrounded in love and supported by her family, pets and many friends during the last months of her life. Claudia was born on April 25th, 1950 to Helen and Lester D Shields. Claudia studied to become a teacher in elementary education and enjoyed this for many years. She later became a teacher of yoga and continued to enjoy practicing throughout her life. She married Steven Richard Pierson. Together they had 3 children whom they both loved whole heartedly. Claudia was a friend to many and loved to give of her time and many talents in any way that she could. She found tremendous joy in the life of her children and grandchildren. Her life was devoted to loving service and sacrifice to her family, friends, acquaintances and animals. Claudia is survived by her husband Steven, 3 children, Heather Moore (Doug), Emily Sosa (Cory) and Spencer. Claudia was also survived by her two brothers Bruce Shields (Diana), and Brian. A memorial service will be held on 11th of February, 2017 at 11 a.m. at 8539 S 2200 W, West Jordan, UT 84088. The family kindly asking to please not send any flowers. They wish to express their gratitude for the outpouring of love and support from all those throughout this journey.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Feb. 9, 2017



Jan Rufener Rasmussen

1950 - 2012

Jan Rufener Rasmussen passed away peacefully while watching the full moon and listening to the rustle of leaves moving in the trees outside her bedroom window in the early morning on July 3, 2012. She fought cancer courageously and valiantly for 18 months. 

Jan was born on July 4, 1950 to Bev and Bud Rufener. Jan and her siblings, Dodie and Dave, were raised in Salt Lake City.

Jan graduated from East High School, attended college, moved to San Francisco to work, and returned home to Salt Lake City.

She married the love of her life, Tom Rasmussen, in 1971. In 1983, Jan and Tom received the greatest gift they could have ever imagined; their son, Ryan, was born. With Ryan in her arms, Jan initiated her daily practice of saying good-night to the moon. 

Jan was guided by a powerful, yet quiet, moral compass in all her endeavors. She offered unwavering acceptance and love for each individual's strengths and challenges. Throughout her life, she held steadfast and had a caring devotion for others.

Jan worked at Mountain Bell before she began her long-time career at The Basket Loft. Jan was loyal and dedicated to her work and to the deeply meaningful relationships with the people with whom she worked. Jan had an artful, creative sense of beauty. This remarkable attribute came into focus in her work and in her home. She was enriched by the rewarding interplay of color, shape, pattern, objects, order, details, and design. 

Jan treasured the moon, beaches, walking, Christmas, books, and her backyard trees and birds.

Jan's legacy will be held in the hearts of the people she loved-her extended family, her friends, and her friends' extended families. This legacy of kindness and thoughtfulness has been formed over the years by many thousands of simple, unassuming gestures given to individuals one at a time: a card with a hand-written note, a trip to the beach, a small kindness, a letter, perfectly-buttered toast, a long voice mail or text message, a plate of cookies, a beautifully-wrapped present, a book, a gift of her home-made caramels. 

The people who loved Jan will never forget her. Perhaps we can find solace at her passing in the lyrics of the song, "I'll Be Seeing You", by Irving Kahal.

I'll be seeing you;
In all the old, familiar places;
That this heart of mine embraces;
All day through…
…I'll find you in the morning sun;
And when the night is new;
I'll be looking at the moon;
But I'll be seeing you.


Jan is preceded in death by her father, Bud Rufener; Tom's parents, Ken and Fawn Rasmussen; and Tom's siblings, Marlene, Karma, Phil, Carolyn, and Ruby. 

Jan is survived by her husband of 41 years, Tom; their son and his wife, Ryan and Kimberly; her mother, Bev DeSpain; her siblings and their spouses, Dodie, Dave and Barb, Don and Larissa, Bob and Laurie; Don and Bob's mother, Wanda; Tom's siblings and their spouses, Fawn and Hollis, and June; and 26 nephews and nieces, their spouses and children. 

Jan will be remembered with love and profound tenderness by friends, the friends' children and grandchildren, neighbors, co-workers, and customers.

The family would like to thank Dr. Theresa Werner, her kind and caring staff, and the wonderful infusion nurses at Huntsman Cancer Hospital. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Jan's name to the Huntsman Cancer Hospital.

A Celebration of Jan's Life will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Larkin Sunset Lawn 2350 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City.



David Giles Reese

1950 -1995

Noted theatre organist, David Giles Reese, passed away January 10, 1995

at his home in Pittsburg, California, following a recent illness.

Born February 10, 1950 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Dr. Owen G. Reese and Armorel Giles Walker,

David devoted his life to playing the music he loved and sharing his remarkable talent with the

thousands who heard him play.



John Van Lee Reynolds

1950 - 1996



(no obituary available-gravesite in Provo (UT) City Cemetery- please see link)




James "Jim" Alan Rich

1950 - 2013

With his family at his bedside, James Alan Rich peacefully returned home to his Heavenly Father and family loved ones on April 8, 2013. 

Jim was born May 18, 1950 in Rexburg, Idaho to Sterling and Beth Rich and later moved with his family to Salt Lake.

Many happy years were spent in the Herbert Avenue home. He was a talented athlete at East High School, lettering in baseball, football and wrestling, was student body men's President and was crowned 'The Fairest Wheel' by the female students.

After attending two years at the University of Utah, he fulfilled an LDS mission to Tahiti and returned to complete his bachelors and Masters degrees of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

He was a talented musician, playing bassoon in the Mormon Youth Symphony but his expertise at playing the musical 'saw', won him true fame!

He worked as a design engineer with The Dennis Group for the last 13 years before retiring. He was well respected for his knowledge, work ethic and patient, easy going demeanor. A co-worker said of his perseverance with getting things right; 'He was like rain working on a piece of Vermont granite; where the only thing that matters is time! 

In 1977 he married Joanne Patterson in the Salt Lake Temple. Their marriage was a sweet companionship filled with joy, laughter, and genuine love and respect for each other.

Jim's five children will remember their Dad as one who loved to share in their adventures; be it on bike trails, scuba diving in the Caribbean, boating and water skiing on Bear Lake, family outings, with friends and at school activities. Love for family was added upon by 13 grandchildren, his great and complete joy!

He served faithfully in many church callings and especially loved being a leader of scouts and youth. Even as his physical strength diminished, his example of courage, compassion, faith in the Gospel and sincere interest in others remained constant.

Jim is survived by his wife Joanne, children Coby (Tiffany), Ben (Whitney), Pat (Anna-Lisa), Bobby (Sara) and Marianne (Lance) as well as 12 grandchildren and five siblings. 
He is preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law Bob, sister Jane and grandson Jack. 


Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday April 13th at the Cottonwood Creek Stake Center 1535 East Creek Road. A viewing will be held at the same location, Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday morning prior to the service.

The family wishes to thank the many caregivers, neighbors and loved ones who have helped Jim through his battle with ALS.



Deborah Lucia Faggiani Robinson

1951 - 2004

Our beloved mother, grandmother, confidante and friend, age 53, passed away on Friday, September 17, 2004 in a scuba diving accident.

Debbie was born February 28, 1951 in Sheridan, WY to Robert and Mary Faggiani where the first of her many amazing accomplishments was achieved. Despite the school board outlawing skipping a grade, they made an exception for Debbie. She was also later given the opportunity to complete grades 9 thru 12 in only three years but declined.

She graduated East High School as a National Merit Scholar and was given two scholarships. One a full ride to the University of Utah for four years and the other she won in a bowling competition. She graduated from the University of Utah with honors and went on to medical school. Being one of only three women in her graduating class she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Utah College of Pharmacy and an M.D. degree from the University of Utah College of Medicine.

Debbie became a Board Certified specialist in Internal Medicine and began a private practice that lasted 24+ years. She became a leader in women's health issues and had special interest in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. She often lectured to public groups and was featured on radio, television and at the 1992 Governor's Conference. Among other achievements she served on the IHC Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, was President of the Salt Lake County Medical Society, a Trustee for the UMA from 1995-2004 and a Delegate to the AMA from 1997-2001.

Debbie was loved and adored by her patients with the reputation of being truly caring and compassionate about her work. She was well respected by her peers and colleagues and will truly be missed by the medical community.

Outside of her profession she had a passion for life. She loved vacationing with her daughters, enjoyed dancing, biking, hiking, bowling, and scuba diving. And was ecstatic about being a grandmother. She will always be loved and remembered by her peers, friends and family and will truly be deeply missed.

She is survived by her loving children, Sarah Robinson (25), Amelia (Jeremy) Slaughter (22), Kimberly Robinson (20), Rachel Robinson (15). She is also survived by her grandson Tyler Slaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert Faggiani and Mary Dell Russell.

Funeral services for Debbie will be held on Friday September 24, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at the Emigration 4th Ward, 680 E. Second Avenue. Friends may call Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 S. 2300 E. Interment: Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. Funeral Directors: The Holbrook Mortuary.



John David Rosenbury

1949 - 1981


John David Rosenbury was born December 14, 1949, and died June 9, 1981. 

He is survived by; Jim Rosenbury, a brother; Pat Rosenbury, a sister; an older brother, un-named; a daughter, Jennifer Rosenbury Lee, Bogato, TX.; a son, Travis Rosenbury, Fort Worth TX.

Dave married Rebecca "Becky" Perkins, East Alumni 1968.

Dave was an excellent football player during his time at East High, and had the potential to play at a higher level, but his interests were elsewhere.  He married Becky and began following his interest in Real Estate.  

Dave was an avid outdoorsman and was found fishing or golfing when not involved with his business.  Dave was an active whitewater rafting guide and lost his life on a river in Utah.

His family was the ultimate love of his life.  He referred to his daughter as his "Princess". 

He was fearless and a  "character" who filled a room just by entering.  

He has been truly missed by all.

(The tribute included above was lovingly written by Dave's brother and sister-in-law Rea Nielsen and Annie Perkins Nielsen.) 

Dave's published obituary from the Tribune and the Deseret News follows:

John David Rosenbury, age 31, died June 9, 1981, in Little Cottonwood Creek from injuries suffered in a rafting accident. 

Born December 14, 1949, in Alexandria, Virginia, to John B. and Maxine Crone Rosenbury.  Married Rebecca Perkins, April 3, 1970, in Ely, Nevada.  Outstanding father and active in youth sports.  Avid sportsman and river runner.  Real estate salesman for Ralph Edwards and Associates.  Graduated from East High in 1968 and attended the U of U.

Survived by: wife, Rebecca, daughter and son, Jennifer and Travis, all of Salt Lake City; father, John, of Sandy; two brothers, Ronald C. and James E., sister, Patricia, grandmother,  Josephine Rosenbury, all of Salt Lake City.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, 2:00 pm at Mountain View Memorial Estates, 3115 East 7800 South.  Friends may call at Memorial Estates Mortuary, 5850 South 900 East, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm, Wednesday. 

Family suggests contributions to the Salt Lake County Sheriff Search and Rescue Unit, 437 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, 84111, in lieu of flowers. 

Tribune 6/23   Tuesday, June 25, 1981   D News 6/23-25



Patricia Lynn Barrett Scott

1950 - 1996

Pat B. Scott, age 46, passed away November 1, 1996 in Salt Lake City.

Born May 5, 1950 in Salt Lake to Jack and Helen Barrett.

Graduated from East High School and attended the University of Utah.

She worked as a counselor at Olympus Care Center and Wasatch Valley Rehabilitation.

Survived by her son, Patrick Fletcher, Reno, Nevada; her mother, Salt Lake City; sisters, Sherie Grimson, Santa Ana, Calif.; Kathleen Nelson, San Antonio, Texas; Colleen Barrett, Reno, Nevada; and brother, Michael Barrett, Salt Lake City.

Preceded in death by her father.

Following cremation, graveside services will be held Monday, November 4, 1996, 10 a.m., at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 275 "U" Street, under the direction of Larkin Mortuary.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to the substance abuse program of choice.




Gary G. Sigmon

(no obituary available)



Thomas Frank Springman

1950 - 1990

Thomas Frank Springman, formerly of Salt Lake City, died Friday, January 19, 1990 in Stockton, California.

Born May 20, 1950, in Salt Lake City to Frank J. and Eva Marie Springman.

He attended Salt Lake public schools where he excelled in sports and journalism. He graduated from East High, attended University of Utah. Served in U.S. Air Force.

He was employed by Sun Photo in Salt Lake, and currently Noritsu of America in Stockton, California.

He is survived by his wife, Toni, Stockton, California; daughter, Vanessa, from a former marriage, Kearns; his mother, Eva Marie, Ogden; sister, Claudia Thomsen, Golden, Colorado.

He is dearly loved and will be deeply missed by family and friends. Contributions in his name can be made to ACT Center, St. Benedicts Hospital, 5475 South 500 East, Ogden, UT 84405 Attn: Dr. Koles.



Owen Richard Swenson

1949 - 2019

Owen Richard Swenson, 69, died May 12, 2019 in South Weber, Utah. Born November 3, 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Richard H. Swenson and Lillian Barton Swenson. Married Betty Young on August 24, 1971 in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Graduated East High School in 1968. Excelled in track and field, and football. Attended Ricks College and the University of Utah. He worked for over 48 years in retail as a General Manager in parts of Utah, Idaho, and Washington States.

He was a loving husband, devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, and neighbor.

Survived by his wife, Betty Y. Swenson, South Weber, Utah; daughters, Julie (Bryce) Highfield, South Weber, Utah; Melissa (Steve) Poole, Nampa, Idaho; Lauri Ann (James) Wood, Riverton, Utah; Stacy (Nick) Newman, Eagle Mountain, Utah; son, Christopher Jon Swenson, Weatherford, Texas; fifteen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Eastlawn Memorial Hills Cemetery, 4800 North 650 East, Provo, Utah. The family will receive friends at the Berg Mortuary of Orem, 500 North State Street, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. prior to services. Condolences may be expressed at!/Obituary 



Herbert H. Tsosie

(no obituary available)



Michael Lyman Tyler

1950 - 1997

Michael Lyman Tyler, 47, passed away on September 15, 1997, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born to Lyman and Bessie Tyler on January 15, 1950 in Salt Lake City.

He married Janie Roos on January 17, 1991 in Salt Lake City.

Michael strived to enrich the lives of all people with unconditional love. His first love was his family whom he stood by through beautiful times and through times of sorrow. He loved being involved with the Boy Scouts of America, in which he could help young people find hope, self-esteem and self-acceptance.

He also enjoyed teaching at the University of Utah where he taught the art of photography, outdoor recreation, and social sciences.

He found solace in nature, his passions were nature photography, camping, hiking, scuba diving, and river running. Although he always claimed to have more of a spiritual experience in an outdoor atmosphere, he was a devout member of the LDS Church, where he served faithfully in his ward's Bishopric at the time of his death. He could always keep the congregation laughing.

He is survived by his parents; his wife, Janie; her two children, Michele Seamons (Michael) and Paul Tucker; his daughter, Crystal Allred (Scott); his two sons, Rauri and Tyson; his sister, Marie Stuver (Michael D.); and his brother, Steven (Ann).

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 20, 1997, 12 noon at the Garden Park Ward, 1150 East Yale Ave. Friends may call Friday evening 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, or at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to The Tyler Children Trust fund at Zions Bank. The family expresses their love and support to the family of Mark Mathews, who died with Mike.
Bryce Vaile

It is with deep sorrow that the family of BRYCE VAILE announce his passing at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at the age of 66 years.

Bryce is lovingly remembered by his children, Ronnie “Beaver” Jordan, Kelly (Ron) Thunder Chief and Joel (Jodie) Tailfeathers as well as his mother Elsie.

A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 4:00 P.M.

A Wake will be held at SENATOR GLADSTONE HALL, Blood Reserve, AB., on Saturday, August 20, 2016, starting at 6:00 P.M. and continuing all night.

The Wake will be continued at GLACIER HOMES COMMUNITY CENTRE, Browning, MT, on Sunday, August 21, 2016.

The Funeral Service will be held at GLACIER HOMES COMMUNITY CENTRE, on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Dan Naldrett officiating.

Diane Lee Waldburger
1950 - 2013
Diane Lee Waldburger was a strong, vibrant and unique woman who brought her spirit to every person and place with which she came into contact. It's that special spirit that will live on in all our hearts. She showed that fighting spirit even in her final days as she fought a short, but valiant battle with bladder cancer.

Diane was born on April 5, 1950 to William and Doris Phelps Waldburger. She attended East High School and the University of Utah, where she received her Master's degree in Education.

Diane had many passions. She loved photography, the Russian language and culture, reading, history, movies, charity work, and University of Utah athletics. Diane was also part of history. She chronicled the development of the artificial heart in the 1980's through her photographs. Dianne was also a cherished employee of ARUP Blood Services and the Marriott Library at the University of Utah.

She had a strong faith and was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church. She was a member of First United and also attended Christ United Methodist Church. While living in Dallas, TX, she attended Lover's Lane UMC and sang in their renowned choir.

Diane loved her nieces and nephew, taking an active part and interest in their lives and celebrating their every accomplishment. She was their biggest fan.

Diane was preceded in death by her father and mother. She is survived by her sister, Karen of Salt Lake, brother Keith (Susan) of South Bend, IN, nieces, Adia and Elisabeth, and nephew, Matthew, as well as extended family spread across the country.

A memorial service will be held on September 21 at noon at First United Methodist Church on 200 East and 200 South in Salt Lake City. Those wishing to visit with family may call the hour prior to the service. A luncheon for the family and close friends will follow. Guests at the memorial service are asked to wear bright colors.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Diane's honor to KUER 90.1.

Arrangements entrusted to Starks Funeral Parlor. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

Published in Deseret News from September 8 to September 20, 2013
Kathy Jane Kelsch Walter

Our beloved mother, wife, sister, and friend, Kathy Jane Walter, passed away at the age of 69 in Salt Lake City, Utah on January 20, 2020. Kathy was born on February 4, 1950 to Clarence Kelsch and Rhoda Kelsch in Salt Lake City. She married Wayne D. Walter on Valentine’s day of 2006 in the same city she was born and raised in. 

Kathy was the kindest and most generous person you could ever meet. Her family was the light of her life. Her generosity had no bounds. She gave to St. Jude’s, Primary Children’s, and the Red Cross on a regular basis. She was overgenerous when it came to her kids and grandkids. Her selflessness, empathy, and compassion for others emulated the best type of role model her children and grandchildren could ever wish for. 

Kathy is survived by her husband, Wayne; daughter, Lisa Sisson; Son, David Schoenfield; granddaughters, Jessica (Lorenzo), Shannon and Jamie Sisson; great-granddaughter, Brooklynn Gibson; four sisters, three brothers and their spouses, and several nieces and nephews. She is proceeded in death by her husband Thomas Schoenfeld, sister Jodi Kelsch, and her parents Clarence and Rhoda Kelsch. 

Funeral services will be held in her honor on Friday, January 24, 2020 at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 East 1300 South, at 12:00 P.M. A viewing will be held at 11:00 A.M. at the same location prior to funeral services. Interment to follow immediately after services at Larkin Sunset Lawn


Kenneth Allen Westra
(no obituary available)



Walter Alan Whitchurch

1950 - 2008

Walter Alan Whitchurch passed away peacefully at home June 14, 2008 after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

Alan was born February 25, 1950 to Walter Almon and Phyllis Pettit Whitchurch in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He attended Stewart Elementary, Bryant Junior High School, and East High School in Salt Lake City.

He served a full-time mission for the LDS Church in the Frankfurt Germany West Mission from 1969-1971, and then continued his education at the University of Utah where he graduated with a BA in Biology in 1973.

He married Mary Josephine Jenkins June 27, 1972 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They are parents of six beautiful children. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary; and children, Laura Blattner (Aaron), Emma, Eli, and Aidan of Beaverton, Oregon; Becky Wren (Jarom), Jack, Olivia, and Anna of Racine, Wisconsin; Bryan Whitchurch of Fairfax, Virginia; Marianne Gessel (Luke) Ryan and Benjamin of Columbus, Ohio; Tim Whitchurch (Susan) and Sophia of Bountiful, Utah; and, Adam Whitchurch of Bountiful, Utah. He is also survived by his mother, Phyllis Whitchurch of Salt Lake City; siblings, Robert (Marj), John, Carolyn Jorgensen (Bruce), David (Tina), James (Fran), Ray (Julie), Ann Hunt (Terry) and Tom (Becky). His father, Walter Almon Whitchurch, preceded him in death.

Alan worked in banking for his adult life and was a member of UAFS, Utah Bankers Association, Rotary Club and Kiwanis. He was a board member of Artspace and Utah Non-Profit Housing. He was a hard worker and his influence in the banking community was felt greatly.

He has left a legacy of generosity, love, compassion, and courage that will continue to be felt by his family and all those who knew him. As an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in three bishoprics and many leadership positions including Young Men's President and counselor.

Alan had a beautiful baritone/bass voice, which he shared in many musical groups and choirs throughout his life, some of which included A Capella and Madrigals at East High School, the University of Utah A Capella Choir and the Mormon Youth Chorus. His love of music was passed on as a legacy to his children.

He was a loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather. He was never too busy to listen to his children and help them with any challenge they faced. Alan will be missed greatly by his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Utah Non-Profit Housing or The Hunstman Cancer Institute. Friends and family may call at a viewing on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. So. Temple, SLC. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 12 p.m. at the North Canyon Fourth Ward, 965 East Oakwood Drive, Bountiful, with a viewing from 10:45-11:45 a.m. Interment at Salt Lake City Cemetery. Online condolences at:



Robert Levi "Bob" Woolsey

1950 - 1967

September 15, 1950 - November 11, 1967

Funeral services for Robert Levi Woolsey, 17, 1480 Yale Ave. who died November 11, 1967, of injuries suffered in a one-car roll over near Hinckley, Millard County, will be Wednesday, Wasatch Presbyterian Church, 1626 -17th East.  Friends may call 574 East 1st South, Tuesday 7 PM.  Born September 15, 1950, St. Louis, Missouri, to Dr. Carl T. and Connie Mortensen Woolsey.  Bob was a Senior at East High School and member of the East High School football team.  Survivors; parents, brothers, Carl T. Jr., Baltimore, MD, William C , and James G., both Salt Lake City; grandparents, Mrs.Ray T. Woolsey and  Levi Mortensen, both Salt Lake City.  Family suggests contributions to the Utah Boys’ Ranch. 

Deseret News Archives, November 13, 1967

Burial Site: Wasatch Lawn Cemetery, Salt Lake City UT



David Eugene Wright

1948 - 2018

David Eugene Wright Obituary
David Eugene Wright died peacefully on September 15, 2018, in Bountiful, Utah. 
David was born July 9, 1948, in Salt Lake City, to Afton Middlemiss and Ralph Bassett Wright. At the age of 16 he was involved in a serious head-on collision on a rainy night in a poorly-marked construction zone, causing him extensive brain injury. He was in a coma for five months followed by many long years of rehabilitation. 
He attended East High School and Westminster College, where he earned a degree in psychology, in spite of severe physical and mental disabilities. David enjoyed traveling with his brother Ralph to Europe, New Zealand, Australia and Japan. 
David lived all the years of his life with a remarkably optimistic attitude. He inspired everyone around him. The tragic accident that took away so much never took away his friendly, fun-loving disposition. As he so often proclaimed, he would "keep on keeping on," which he did for 70 years. 
David was preceded in death by his parents, twin brothers, Bob (Janet) and Dick; and is survived by his oldest brother, Ralph (Judy). 
Services will be held Friday, September 28, at 11:00 a.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 Highland Drive, in Salt Lake City; and visitors may come from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Published in Deseret News from Sept. 23 to Sept. 26, 2018

Steven Edward Wynn

1949 - 2017

Steven was born on October 2, 1949 and passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017.

Steven was a resident of Spokane, Washington at the time of passing.



Barbara Jean "Bobby" Zumbrunnen

1950 - 1968

July 6, 1950 - July 1, 1968

Funeral services for Barbara (Bobbie) Jean Zumbrunnen,17, 373 K St, killed July 1 in an automobile accident near Mack’s Inn Idaho.  Born July 6, 1950, Salt Lake City, to John Orlo and Carol Dean Blomquist Zumbrunnen. 1968 graduate of East High School, recipient East High School Achievement Award, member LDS Church.  Survivors; parents, brother, sisters, Jerry, Mrs. Frank (Jacqueline) Warburton, Mrs. Neil (Carol Dean) Olsen, Salt Lake City, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Bomquist, Mrs. Viola Z. Mabey, all Coalville.  Funeral services for Robert Brook Strong and Barbara (Bobbie) Jean Zumbrunnen were held Friday.    

Interment in the Memorial Gardens of the Valley.  Friends may call at the Deseret Mortuary, 36 East 7th South on Thursday, 6-8 PM .  Funeral Directors, Deseret Mortuary.  

Desert News archives July 3, 1968

Burial Site: Larkin Sunset Gardens



If you have information about those for whom we do not have obituaries, please share it with us, as we would like to include it on this page.  Thank you.

By Year Deceased Alphabetically Yearbook Photo

Carolyn K. Adams (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Rod Backman (Deceased 2019)  
Cathy Rae Banks (Anderson) (Deceased 2007)  
Patricia Lynn Barrett (Scott) (Deceased 1996)  
Mervyn Sharp III Bennion (Deceased 2013)  
William Lynn Blanchard (Deceased 2002)  
Robert K. Bowen (Deceased 2018)  
Patricia Lynn Brauer (O'Meara) (Deceased 1996)  
Clyde Ray Bryner (Deceased 2020)  
Kimberly Sue Burgess (McLachlan) (Deceased 1996)  
Mary Alice Cannon ((Chase)) (Deceased 2013)  
Alice Elaine Clark (Cannon) (Deceased 2003)  
Rosemary Curtis (Neider) (Deceased 2015)  
Noel Douglass Cutler (Deceased 2020)  
Rayfield LeRoy Edwards (Deceased 1983)  
Carl Joseph Erickson (Deceased 2021)  
Deborah "Debbie" Faggiani (Robinson) (Deceased 2004)  
Gillian Lois Gray (Deceased 2014)
Denzil Andrew Grimshaw (Deceased 2020)  
Darrell Steven Hall (Deceased 1997)  
Carol Harper (Grant) (Deceased 1999)  
David Joe Heemeyer (Deceased 2003)  
Patiricia Lee Jarvis (Deceased 2020)  
Nona Jobe (Deceased 2004)  
David Merold Jorgensen (Deceased 2010)  
Kathy Jane Kelsch (Walter) (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Garth J. Kunz (Deceased 2017)  
Susan Larsen (Campbell) (Deceased 2017)  
Steven John Leonard (Deceased 2015)  
Margie Linford (Haynes) (Deceased 2006)  
Christina Manwaring (Huish) (Deceased 2021)  
Pamela Martinson (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Judy Ann Mayes (Christensen) (Deceased 2000)  
Murray Shaun McCarter (Deceased 2001)  
Janet McCleery (Beck) (Deceased 2015)  
Gary McLane (Deceased 2003)  
Dennis Patrick McShane (Deceased 1998)  
Marsha Murphy (Graff) (Deceased 2014)  
Jana Nugent (Deceased 2017)  
Felix Angelo Ortiz (Deceased 2007)  
Barrie Lynn Pepper (Deceased 1990)  
Rebecca Perkins (Brown) (Deceased 2017)  
LeRoy Jose Muniz Pia (Deceased 1997)  
David Giles Reese (Deceased 1995)  
John Van Lee Reynolds (Deceased 1996)  
James "Jim" Alan (JoAnne) Rich (Deceased 2013)  
John David Rosenbury (Deceased 1981)  
Jeanette "Jan" Rufener (Rasmussen) (Deceased 2012)  
Robyn Ryser (Nicholas) (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Claudia Shields (Pierson) (Deceased 2017)  
Gary G. Sigmon (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Thomas Frank Springman (Deceased 1990)  
Richard (Owen) Swenson (Deceased 2019)  
Herbert H. Tsosie (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Michael Lyman Tyler (Deceased 1997)  
Bryce Vaile (Deceased 2016)  
Diane Lee Waldburger (Deceased 2013)  
Kenneth Allen Westra (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Walter Alan Whitchurch (Deceased 2008)  
Robert "Bob" Woolsey (Deceased 1967)  
David Eugene Wright (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Steve Wynn (Deceased 2017)  
Arlean Marie Zareas (O'Keefe) (Deceased 2012)  
Barbara Jean Zumbrunnen (Deceased 1968)  

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