Kristine Egbert Huffaker

Kristine Egbert Huffaker returned peacefully home to her Father in Heaven on March 3rd after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born September 1, 1960 to Richard Charles and Marilyn Egbert of Kearns, Utah. She graduated Kearns High School class of 1978, and married Dale Huffaker in the SLC temple June 26, 1982. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where she served in positions in every organization. Among her favorites were Sports director, Primary, Young Womens leader and Camp Director. She always put others first and served many years as an EMT and first responder. She enjoyed the outdoors and loved camping when she could still sleep on the ground. One of her favorite vacations was the trip to Yellowstone Park. She was able to stay home and raise her three children which has been a blessing in her life as well as theirs. She moved to Rush Valley in 1995 and enjoyed the more relaxed lifestyle of the country, but after 9 years, the weeds, dust and heating with coal took its toll on her lungs and her Dr’s advised her to move to the city. Everywhere she went she always made friends easily and brightened the room with laughter whenever she walked in, but when she moved into the Tooele 6th ward in 2004 she developed an immediate bond with her new BFF. In 2007 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and after surgery, Chemotherapy and radiation felt that she had won the battle. When it returned in 2013 it hit with a vengeance. Each treatment took its toll on her body. She received transfusions and IV’s for dehydration, and many times had to be supported as she staggered to her treatments but even through all this she remained positive and lifted many through laughter. After two rounds of chemo her kidneys started to fail beginning the summer of 2014. Throughout her final struggles she remained positive and lifted many through laughter. She is survived by her husband Dale Huffaker, Mother Marylyn Mott, children: Stefanie (Michael) Moore, Jarod (Melissa) Huffaker and Heidi (Casey) Fuger as well as six grandchildren, a brother, Brent (Shawna) Egbert, and sisters, Carolyn (Dennis) Carty, RuthAnn (John) Putnam, Julie (Tom) Carrillo, and Meleta Egbert. She is preceded by her father and brother Ronnie Egbert. She loved her family very much, especially her Grandchildren, who were her inspiration to fight so hard and so long. A viewing will be held in her honor at 777 East Skyline Drive from 6-8 Sunday March 8. Funeral services will be Monday March 9 at noon in the LDS building on 253 South 2nd East. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.
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Arvin Ronald Prows (Ronald)

Arvin Ronald Prows (Ronald) was born December 10, 1935 in a log cabin in Altonah, Utah, to Morrell Doyle and Matilda (Cooper) Prows. He was the youngest of three children (brother, Evan Doyle Prows and Sister, Bertie Faye (Prows) Vincent, both deceased). He grew up in Utah and Montana in depression era times - the perfect background for his adventure filled youth. He was a wonderful story teller. Although quiet and not inclined to be the center of attention, once you “got him going” he could entertain by recounting stories of his early years - digging holes in his father’s garage, trapping skunks or being chased by non-existent (or not) bears. Ronald graduated from Spanish Fork High School in 1954. He married his eternal companion and sweetheart, Amanda Swasey, in the Salt Lake Temple on September 28, 1956. They had five children: Son, Stephen Ronald (Catherine White) Prows, Daughters, Joyce Kay (Russell) Christensen, Karen (Steven) McCurdy, Diana Marie (Brent) Ware and Pattie Jean (Jeffery) Matheson. He graduated from the BYU in 1959 with a teaching degree and taught science in Mt. View and Sheridan, Wyoming. He received a Master’s degree from the University of Wyoming. In 1967 he moved his family to Grantsville Utah, where he taught at Grantsville High School. As a teacher, Ronald influenced many people. He was good with teenagers and young adults. His own children attended various biology, chemistry and life science classes taught by Mr. Prows and attest that he was not an easy “A”. He retired from teaching in 1994 after spending 35 years in the classroom. Ronald and Amanda were true companions building a home, family and life together. From 2001-2002 they served together as missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Lancing Michigan mission. After their mission they served nine years together in the Salt Lake Temple. Ronald is survived by his wife and children, 29 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren and sister-in-law, Rosella Prows. He was husband, father, grandfather, teacher, example and friend. Dad, you were loved and wanted. Thank you for your service to your family, from science fair projects to rebuilding engines to patiently explaining math problems. Thank you for attending almost every major event of your children’s, grandchildren’s (and some great grandchildren’s) lives and for hosting (with Mom), two parties a year for your descendants for the past several years. Thank you for giving advice only when it was asked for. We love you. We know you were prepared for death. There are no regrets. We believe we will see you again AND we are so sad that you are gone. Funeral services will be held in the LDS 4th Ward building, 428 South Hale, Grantsville Utah. Viewing, Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Monday, March 9th from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Funeral at 11:00 a.m. Ronald will be interred in the Grantsville cemetery.
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Joe Warren Peterson

Grantsville, Utah. The patriarch of our family, Joe W. Peterson, passed away at home of natural causes in Grantsville, Utah, March 2, 2015. Born June 1, 1923 in Grantsville he was the youngest, and last surviving, child of Swedish immigrant Lenus John and Olivia Johnson Peterson. His siblings, Vaunita Gollaher, Archie, Brent, Wesley and Parley Peterson all predeceased him. He graduated from Grantsville High School with the Class of 1941. Joe and Enid Parkinson were married Jan 5, 1945 in Ely, Nevada. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served as the Bishop of the Grantsville 5th Ward. He played on Grantsville Second Ward All Church Men’s Basketball Championship team in 1944 and was awarded the MVP. Joe worked at the Tooele Army Depot for 8 years, and then went to work at American Salt Company as plant superintendent. He made many lasting friendships there. He left American Salt Company, and with his good friend Jim Palmer and the Richards brothers from Salt Lake, purchased Hardy Salt Company, in Lake Point. He retired in 1980. He was also a partner in the Grantsville Development Corporation. This company constructed numerous buildings in the Grantsville area including; the former Key Bank building, South Fork Hardware building, the former Skyline Restaurant, the Grantsville Federal Credit Union building, the Key Bank building in Tooele, and the one-half million gallon water tank used by Grantsville City. The company also did contract work for the Tooele Army Depot. Joe also served as the President of Grantsville Irrigation Company. He leaves behind his wife Enid, sons Roger (Maureen) and Joe Ray (Judy), daughter-in-law Barbara Peterson, son-in-law Gale Hanson, 9 grandchildren, & 29 great grandchildren. His son Kent Warren and daughter JoAnn Hanson preceded him in death. Services to celebrate his life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Grantsville Utah West Stake Center, 115 East Cherry, Grantsville, Utah 84029. A viewing will be held Saturday morning from 11:00 – 12:30 at the same location. Burial will be in the Grantsville, Utah cemetery. The family expresses deepest gratitude to Barbara and her staff at Pine Mountain Hospice, Michelle and her staff at Diamond Jane’s Assisted Living, and Didericksen Memorial for their kind and compassionate care.
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John Fred Holm

John Fred Holm passed away unexpectedly on March 2, 2015. He was painting a floor in preparation for a new quilting machine as a surprise for his beloved wife when died of a heart attack. John was born June 6, 1949 in Milford, UT to Kathlyn O’Leary Holm and James Victor Holm (deceased). He was the second of four rambunctious boys. The family later moved to Salt Lake City, where John attended East High School, and graduated in 1967. He later attended the University of Utah. John married his best friend Margie Lynne Hendriksen on January 25, 1980 in the Salt Lake Temple. He often called Margie either “Sweetheart” or simply “Hey, good-lookin’!” Together they had one daughter, Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Lynn Holm of whom he was protective, proud and who he loved deeply. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. John enjoyed serving in the scouts, teaching the high priests group, and he loved researching genealogy and doing indexing. He loved his family greatly and provided a place in his home for his widowed mother, Kathlyn, for the past 17 years. He loved teasing his nieces and nephews. His greatest joy was his daughter, Betsy. John had recently retired from CenturyLink, where he had worked for many years. Previous to CenturyLink, he worked for several car dealerships including Ken Garff Saab and Mercedes. John was passionate about cars, auto mechanics and racing. He loved the science behind making cars go faster. He made many friends around the world through online forums that shared these same automotive interests. He also loved all the furry babies adopted from animal rescue agencies. His heart was soft and tender toward all children and animals. Peanut will miss John. John made many deep friendships beginning in high school that would last his entire life. He truly cherished these friends, and loved to tell wildly entertaining (and possibly slightly embellished) stories about ‘the good old days’. Coworkers, neighbors, family members and fellow church members loved John’s fun nature and great spirit. He will be sorely missed by many, most especially by Margie who loves him still and anxiously looks forward to spending eternity with him. John is survived by his mother, Kathlyn O’Leary Holm; wife, Margie Lynne Holm; daughter, Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Lynn Holm; brothers, Terry V. Holm (Claudia), Guy O. Holm (Nancy), and Bert K. Holm (Reva). Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 5 at 11:30 a.m. in the LDS Church at 81 Church St, Grantsville, with visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 prior to services. Interment will follow at Grantsville City Cemetery. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.
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