Marjorie Mae Calvert Gundersen

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, Marjorie Mae Calvert Gundersen, 91, passed away peacefully April 16, 2014. She will be dearly missed by many. Marjie was born May 30, 1922 to John Morgan Calvert and Clara Lucinda Marshall. She met her sweetheart, Grant Ask Gundersen, at a church dance. They were married June 18, 1941 in the Salt Lake temple. The first years of their marriage were spent moving from place to place as Grant enlisted in the Air Corps while World War II was raging. It was evident throughout her life that two things were very important to Marjie: a love of family and devotion to serving others. Grant and Marjie were thrilled to add eight children to their family and rejoiced as each new grandchild was added to the circle of love. The couple took seriously their responsibility to “love and care for each other and their children.” They truly believed “the family is ordained of God.” Family parties and traditions were important to Marjie. Monthly Sunday dinners were held at her home as well as holidays in between. Her favorite was Valentine’s Day, “because everybody remembers to love everybody else.” There were gifts given and special sugar cookies made to express her love to each of us. We will long remember Grant singing “My Little Marjie” at the yearly Valentine talent show. Their love and care for each other was evident and especially tender at the end of her life. Marjie’s life was worn out in the service of others. She truly demonstrated a love of Jesus Christ through service. She gave of her time and resources to help “the least of these” often. She was devoted in her discipleship as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Marjie and Grant spent seventeen years serving in the temple in the sealing rooms. She served as ward relief society president and in other church callings. Many a grandchild benefited as she and Grant helped to finance church missions. Marjie was a believer in miracles. She prayed with great faith and had a firm testimony and love for our Savior, Jesus Christ. Hobbies of Marjie’s included a love of gardening and flowers. She worked hard to make her yard a piece of heaven. She canned and shared her produce with many. Marjie was a sports fan. She tried to attend as many athletic events of her children and grandchildren as possible. In fact, she and Grant were named Utah’s Super Fan of the Year in 2006. Marjie was a great cook and made an incredible amount of delicious rolls every Christmas breakfast. As her girls grew up, she stayed up late into the night sewing matching dresses. She and Grant attended many dances during their courtship and looked forward to dancing at the Old Folks Sociable every year. They also loved to hear their daughters sing. Marjie is survived by her husband, Grant, three sons and five daughters: Sherry (Earl) Larsen, Vicky (Ernie) Matthews, Sandy (Steve) Allred, Kristy (Craig) Bleazard, Jerry (Audrey) Gundersen, Cindy (Edward) Cole, Kim (Tammy) Gundersen, and Tarvy (Priscilla) Gundersen. She has 47 grandchildren and 127 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. We are very proud to be counted among her posterity. She is also survived by her sister, LaBelle Fischl (98). Marjie was preceded in death by her parents, John and Clara, and brother Morgan. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Grantsville Stake Center, 550 E Durfee St. Friends and family may call on Friday, April 18, 2014 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the service, at the same location. Interment will be in the Grantsville City Cemetery.
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John O. Montoya


John (Juan) Orlando Montoya passed away April 14, 2014 in Tooele, Utah from multiple myeloma. He was born September 30, 1941 in Pagosa Springs, CO and raised in Pagosa, Lumberton and Chama, NM; Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Florence and Durango, CO; Grantsville, Stockton, (Tooele Ordnance Depot) TOD Park, Tooele, and Orem, Utah. He also lived in Colombia, South America (Tenjo, Cundinamarca; Bonda, Magdalena; and Andes, Antioquia); Okinawa, Japan; Madrid, Spain; and San Antonio, Texas. John’s early childhood included the Boy Scouts, selling door-to-door products, delivering newspapers and being a farm laborer. He was Utah’s first Peace Corps volunteer and among the very first group of volunteers to serve anywhere in the world from 1961 to 1963. John and his companions labored in rural community development/organizer in Colombia, South America. His efforts were recognized in the New York Times, letters from President John F. Kennedy and other government officials, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of San Antonio and St. Phillip’s College PAZ Award, and a national Beyond Upon his return from his Peace Corps service, he pursued 35-year career with the Departments of the Army, Air Force and Defense. John worked as a computer operator, management analyst, first full-time equal employment opportunity (EEO) officer, Hispanic Employment Program Manager, EEO counselor, and personnel specialist. He had assignments at the following military bases: Tooele Army Depot, Utah; Kadena Air Base (AB), Okinawa, Japan; Randolph Air Force Base (AFB), Texas and Torrejon AB, Spain. Civilian recognitions included numerous suggestion, performance and outstanding civilian career service awards. John also served our country as an Air Force reservist for 36 years. His assignments were at the Salt Lake City municipal airport, Clearfield, and Hill AFB, Utah; Kelly AFB, Texas; and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. He was enlisted for eight years as a personnel technician, attaining the rank of technical sergeant (E-6). John then became a commissioned reserve officer in 1973 and served as a vanguard human/race relations officer, drug and alcohol abuse control officer, Chief of Social Actions, historian, personnel officer, executive officer, deputy Group Commander, senior Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) for Wing and Air Logistics Center commanders, and Inspector General (IG) investigation officer. As Chief of Social Actions, his program was selected as the best in Fourth Air Force and the Air Force Reserve Command. He retired as a colonel (O-6) in 2001. His military decorations included the Legion of Merit, Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters, Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with two oak leaf clusters, Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Medal with seven oak leaf clusters, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Educationally, John had a master of arts degree in human resources development and a bachelor of science degree in liberal studies. He earned credits from Brigham Young University, Rutgers University, University of Utah, Weber State College, Los Angeles City College, University of the State of New York, and Webster University. His professional military education included the Air War College, Air Command and Staff College, Squadron Officer School, and the Non-Commissioned Officer Academy where he was the recipient of an Air Force Logistics Command academic achievement award. John was a parishioner of St. Marguerite’s Catholic Church in Tooele, Utah. He served on church ministries at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in San Antonio, TX, helped with Habitat for Humanity, tutored, invested in rental income property, participated in health research studies, worked part-time reading and scoring national academic tests, enjoyed doing family histories, exercising and traveling, and was on the board of directors of a returned Peace Corps volunteer organization and a homeowners He traced branches of his family tree to Europe and Native America. His ancestors included a blacksmith with Hernan Cortes’ army and other military personnel; pioneers of early (1598) New Mexico (then known as a kingdom under Spanish rule); mayors; co-founders of Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM; a chieftains’ daughter; a political activist who was beheaded for his role in a governor’s assassination; and another one who was banished for being a military slacker and outspoken critic of authority figures. John was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Nellie (Pacheco) Montoya and infant sisters Lorna Mae and Henrietta. He is survived by his wife of over 47 years, Evelyn (Medina) Montoya, son John H. Montoya, sister Laurell (Manuel) Martinez, and brother Jerry (Theresa) Montoya. He is also survived by his in-laws Cecilia (Victor) Mansanarez, Henrietta Slaton, Richard Medina, Pat Thornton, Alice Miera, Margie Valdez and numerous relatives. Visitation will be at St. Marguerite’s Catholic Church in Tooele on Tuesday, April 22 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, Eulogy at 7:00pm followed by the rosary. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Marguerite’s on Wednesday, April 23 at 11:00am. His remains will be cremated for interment with military honors at the Tooele City Cemetery immediately In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to cancer research, your favorite charity or St. Marguerite’s Catholic School Scholarship Fund.
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Gordon Earl Bolinder

1957-2014 An amazing man was brought into this world by Gustave "Earl" and Darlene Ada Bolinder on June 16, 1957. He sadly left us on April 6th 2014 to be with his father, mother, and sister (Jackie), after one hell of a fight with cancer. On August 2, 2003 Gordy married his high school sweetheart and love of his life Erin and two families became one. Gordy has a huge heart and found so much happiness in fixing things up from the ground up, and loved to be in his shop working with his hands - he could fix ANYTHING. He loved everyone and they loved him. His smile, laughs, and big bear hugs will be dearly missed by his wife Erin Boulard Bolinder, sons: Brett Haight and Adam Baxter, daughters: Heather Young, Joee (Collin) Lancaster, Heidi (Jeremy) Thomas, Summer (Alan) Ashworth, brother: David (Christy) Dante, sisters: Earlene (Gail) Lee, Carol Naylor, and his niece Jessica Lee his "peanut". Along with his 15 grandchildren that brought him more joy then he ever thought possible. Services will be held at the LDS church on 428 S. Hale street in Grantsville, Utah at 2:00 pm on Friday April 11, 2014. Please incorporate Gordy's favorite color royal blue into your attire. In lieu of flowers please stop by Jays Sinclair in Grantsville and for a donation get a cancer bracelet to wear on Friday. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.
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Carolyn Marie Grow

Carolyn Marie Grow, was born on February 7, 1940 in Pasadena, California. She moved to Grantsville in 1999 and truly loved the town and the friends she made here. She passed away peacefully on March 28, 2014 . Carolyn loved to share her talents in art, theater, music, cooking and gardening. She earned a Masters Degree in Marine Biology and conducted research work in that field for many years. She is survived by her ten children, two brothers and her mother. Her funeral services will be held March 3rd at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse located at 428 S. Hale Street, Grantsville, Utah. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.
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