Marion Kim Gong

Marion Kim Gong passed away peacefully October 21, 2013 in the company of her daughter and grandson. She was 91 years old and died of age-related causes. Marion was born June 15, 1922 in San Francisco, California to Gee Ching and Ho Chan Lee. She married Milton Ronald Gong on September 9, 1953. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Oakland temple. They had two children, Kathryn (Russ) Jones, of Grantsville, Utah; and Richard of Belmont, California. Marion graduated from the University of California at Berkeley (Cal Berkeley) in Home Economics and Food Science in 1942. She remained an avid Cal Bears football fan throughout her life. She worked most of her life as an electrical tester at Lenkurt, a division of General Telephone and Electric but had many other jobs, such as food service supervisor at Stanford Hospital, food analyst for the US Army, and troubleshooting or repairing ATM machines. Marion and her immediate family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1966. She enjoyed serving for many years in the Family History Center and in various other callings. Marion was known as being quiet, happy, intelligent, and talented in many areas. She enjoyed cooking, 49ers and Cal football, pets, and watching late night movies. Marion lived most of her life in Belmont, California but came to live in Utah in 2007. She lived at Cottage Glen Assisted Living and Diamond Jane’s Assisted Living, where she most recently resided. She liked the small town atmosphere of our county but sorely missed the mild Bay Area weather. Marion is survived by her two children; grandson, Gary M. Jones; and by a sister, Alta (Ben) Yip of San Francisco, California. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister, Elizabeth (Ed) Chong. Following her requests, no services will be held. Marion will be buried with her husband at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, California on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Her family would like to thank her many health care providers, assisted living staff, and Pine Mountain Health Care and Hospice. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Best Friends Animal Society or your local animal shelter. Arrangements entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, (435) 277-0050.

Joe G. DeHerrera

On Saturday, October 19, 2013, our very special angel returned to heaven. Joe Gilbert DeHerrera (Jackie) was born December 22, 1950 to Gilbert and Inez DeHerrera in Center, Colorado. He grew up in Center where he worked hard with his father and brothers until 1968 when he left to serve his country. During this time he traveled to many places and came home with many stories. In 1981 he met and fell in love with his soul mate, Virginia. They then moved to Tooele where he worked at Deseret Chemical Depot until he retired in 2008. He loved to be with his family. He especially loved the time he spent watching his boys play football and taking long drives with his daughter. He loved everyone and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He always took time out to make everyone feel special. He took pride in his family. He loved to brag about his children, especially his baby girl, Inez. Jackie and Virginia shared a rare kind of love that you usually only find in fairy tales. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; daughter, Inez; sons', Jackie (Kenzie), Daniel (Joell), and Adam (KeKe) DeHerrera; his loving mother, Inez DeHerrera. He is also survived by brothers and sisters: Janice, Steve, Louise, Michael, Leroy, Anthony, Charles, and Arnold; his special Uncle Frank and Aunt Susan DeHerrera; his five beautiful grandchildren; his special Godson, Isaiah; also many nieces and nephews, including Steve, Jeremy, Josh, Gilbert, Danny, Isaac, Stephanie, and Crystal, who were very special to him. He was preceded in death by his father, Gilbert DeHerrera; son, Henry DeHerrera; and sister-in-law, Barbara Apodaca. Jackie, you will be greatly missed and will forever be in our hearts. W love you more than words could ever express. Visitation will be at 11:00 am on Thursday at St. Marguerites Catholic Church with funeral mass to follow at 12:00 pm. Interment will follow at Tooele City Cemetery. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.

Susan Diana Phelps

1965 - 2013
Susan Diana Phelps passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in Grantsville, Utah during the first week of October, 2013. Susan was a member of MENSA, an avid pet-lover, and active in her Mormon church. Her family is rejoicing that she has found peace and love in the arms of her heavenly father. She is survived by her mother, two sisters, her step-mother, step-sister, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephew. Memorial services will be held in the near future. Leave condolences at

Richard Ray (Dick) Johnston

Richard Ray (Dick) Johnston passed away peacefully Oct 12, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was born May 1, 1928 in Gillette, Wyoming to Manning and Bethel Rowe Johnston. He married Shirley Watson September 27, 1946. Later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple December 22, 1998.  Dick moved to Grantsville in 1943 and graduated from Grantsville High School in 1946. He loved playing all sports and played in the State Basketball Championship in 1946. He played for Utah State on a scholarship. He worked for U.S. Lime from 1957 to 1993. He became the superintendent and later went on to become General Manager of Flux and Dolomite. In 1997 he was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served as a member of the Bishopric of the Grantsville 3rd Ward. They are the parents of 5 children: Deanna (Paul) Matthews, Richard Craig Johnston, Debra (Jack) Allred, Jana Ruybal, Jolynn (Bob) Conrad; 12 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. 3 sisters, Audrey Maycock, Phillis McQuay, and Marge Gull. He is preceded in death by his Parents, sister Audrey, and son Richard Craig (Dude). Funeral services will be held on Friday October 18, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. the LDS Church located at 428 S Hale, in Grantsville. A viewing will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. prior to services. Interment will follow at the Grantsville City Cemetery. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.

Kaye Petersen Horrocks

Kaye Petersen Horrocks, born April 29, 1936 in Brigham City, Ut. Graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. Married Harold K. Horrocks on July 29, 1960 in the Logan temple. Moved to Tooele and taught elementary school K through 3rd grade at Central Center, Harris Elementary and Stansbury for 34+ years. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Survived by her sister, Nedra Rasmussen of Upland, CA; sister-in-law, June Erickson of Tooele; brother-in-law, Donald Fay Horrocks (Vilia) of Kelso, WA; and many nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by her husband, parents, and brother. A viewing will be held Friday night from 6-8 pm at the LDS chapel (Tooele 17th Ward) located at 132 N 570 E. Funeral service will be held Saturday from 11:30 - 12:30 with a viewing prior from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the same location. Interment at the Tooele City Cemetery.

William C. Hildebrand, Sr.

11/1/42 - 10/3/13
I was born November 1, 1942 to my loving parents Calvin and Evelyn Hildebrand. I am the last to reunite with my parents, sister and brothers, Geraldine Childs, Jim Hildebrand and Lester Hildebrand and my first wife Mickie (Michelle) Hildebrand. I left behind my loving wife Frances Evans Hildebrand along with our children, Bill & Mary Jo Evans, Lori & Brent Longhurst, William & Buffie Hildebrand Jr., Frances Kay & Vince Hernandez, Scott & Vickie Hildebrand, Dusty Hildebrand & Chelsy Walters, Amy & Jared Gillett and granddaughter we raised together Katie Michele Hildebrand, also many grandchildren and great grandchildren whom I love and will miss with all my heart. I spent my life with family and best friend Dallas Holman in the outdoors, camping, fishing and hunting. Wendover Friday night Buffet was always time I enjoyed with my wife. I owned W.C. Hildebrand Roofing Company for 30 years and Custom Touch Taxidermy with my sons. I completed my “Bucket List” the last few months of my life, as well as spending time with my family deer hunting and happy at home with my wife. Special thanks to Dr. Ronald Trudel who took wonderful care of me, which allowed me to have the extra time to complete my list, and to Barbara & Cherylynn, my angels from Harmony Home Health & Hospice. At my request there will be no services held. In lieu of flowers please send donations to help my loving wife with medical expenses at Mountain America Credit Union, William C. Hildebrand, Sr. memorial account. Time for me to say goodbye, raise a glass for me, I liked Tequila and Jager. Make sure to get the right bottle… I’m heading up the mountain.