Dennis Ryan Orgill
Dennis Ryan Orgill, our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend passed away at home on May 13, 2012. Dennis was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 11, 1943, the second of four sons, to Willis and Vearis Orgill. Dennis grew up in Grantsville, graduated from Grantsville High School and attended BYU after serving in the North British LDS Mission. He married Judith Simmonds in the Salt Lake Temple on May 27, 1966. Dennis spent 38 years in a career at the Tooele Army Depot. Dennis was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and held many callings over the years. He was a talented artist and is often remembered for his keen sense of humor and quick wit. Dennis found his greatest joy in spending time with his children and grandchildren. While we mourn his passing, we rejoice in the knowledge that we will one day be reunited with him. His family would like to extend a special thanks to Harmony Home Health & Hospice for their compassionate care. Dennis was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Joel, Matthew, and Jon. Survived by his wife, Judy; children Steven (Michele) Orgill, Kevin (Julie) Orgill, Susan (Craig) Ratcliffe, Karen (Jim) Holt, Diane (Darin) Leslie, Alison (Rob) Ferguson, Ryan (Stefanie) Orgill, and Sharon (James) Anderson; brothers Glenn “Ef” Orgill, Von Orgill, Nathan “Skip” Dopp, Steve Orgill, Mark Orgill, Ted Orgill; sisters Kathy Skene, Kerri Beckloff, Leslie McLean, Lisa Evertson, and Loni Mitchell; and 33 grandchildren. A viewing will be held Friday, May 18, 2012, from 6:00-8:00pm at the Clark 2nd Ward, 81 Church Street, Grantsville, and Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 10:00-11:30am, prior to the funeral service at 12:00pm. Interment will be at the Grantsville City Cemetery.
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Michael Valdez
“Cowboy Mike” Our beloved “Cowboy Mike” returned to our Heavenly Father while at home surrounded by family and friends. Michael Matthew Valdez was born 9/16/62 in Salt Lake City to Roger and Steffie Valdez. He was lovingly raised by Robert(father) and Steffie Valdez in the West Valley/Kearns area with his 7 brothers and sisters. Mike had 2 beautiful daughters Mindi Lee Herzog & Melissa Camille Valdez. Mike worked in the ICU Medical Building for 32 years where he met the love of his life in 1990. His “Baby Face” Lisa. They married on 2/29/92. Lisa had 3 children Tessie, Christopher and Antonio Montoya. In 1992 they had Michael Jesse X-On Valdez. 6 children in all. Mike enjoyed spending time playing and watching football, softball, fishing, hunting, 4 wheeling, camping, singing, watching John Wayne movies and “cruzing” on his Harley. Mike was always surrounded with family and friends. Mike was the most loyal Dallas Cowboy’s fan he never missed a game, he was even able to attend a few games with family and friends. Mike’s constant smile and playful attitude brought joy to all he met. Mike was a unique individual with the most beautiful soul. “Love you like a rock” To all who participated in the benefits that were held to aid in Mike’s battle with cancer Thank you! Special thanks to the Huntsman Cancer Institute and Community Nursing Service Hospice. Mike is survived by his wife Lisa and their children: Michael Jesse X-on Valdez, Mindi Lee(Jimmy) Herzog, Melissa (Cody) Henderson, Tessie, Christopher, and Antonio (Vanessa) Montoya 11 grandchildren 5 of which Mike and Lisa adopted. Parents: Robert and Steffie Valdez, Pricilla Valdez, Joe and Tessie Santistevan. Brothers: Tony (Laura) Valdez, Steve (Nancy) Valdez, Robert Valdez and Roger (Dawn) Valdez. Sisters: Julie Valdez, Valerie Leo, Tonya Juarez, Trista (Bryan) Byerly, Liz (Jared) Crane, Jessica Valdez. Grandparents: Jose and Gertrude Aragon, Manuel and Benina Olonia. In-laws: Bridget (Carlos) Valle-Torres, Natalie (Anthony)Trujillo & Manny (Belinda) Lizarraga. Mike is preceded in death by: Father Roger Valdez, Grandparents Jose & Maria Valdez, Refugio Ponce & Jean E. Saldivar, Gelasia Banda, Nephew Chase Covington, Tio Floyd Romero, Tio Robert Aragon and Cousin Lisa Ortega, Cousin Frankie Aragon. Funeral services will be held Wed, 5/16/12, at 11:00 am at the Life Church, 4700 S 3818 W, WVC. There will be a viewing the night prior from 6-8 pm at the same location, as well as an hour prior the the service. Mikes “Last Ryde” will take him to his final resting place at the Tooele Cemetery 361 South 100 East. All Motorcycles are encouraged to be a part of his final ride.
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