James Michael Schulz

1948-2014
James Michael “Mike” Schulz, age 66, passed away unexpectedly on February 24th, 2014. Mike was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, January 24th, 1948. Mike was married to Beverly Ellen Anderson of Grantsville in 1973. He served three tours of duty in Vietnam for the Army. Mike was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 222, after working several years in construction trades. An accomplished truck driver, he drove over one million miles without an accident. A die hard Pontiac enthusiast, Mike loved fast cars and drag races, he also loved music ranging from soul and jazz to early rock n’ roll. Mike is survived by his two daughters Leona (Alex) Smith of Salt Lake City and Catherine (Morgan) Velasquez of Tooele. Mike found great joy in watching his daughters sing and dance. He is also survived by his sister Mary (Angelo) Casserino of Lebanon, Oregon. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly, and his parents. A visitation will be held from 6-8pm Monday, March 3rd, 2014 at the LDS chapel located at 415 West Apple Street, Grantsville, Utah 84029. A memorial service will be held the following day, Tuesday, March 4th at 11am with a one hour visitation prior to the service. The memorial service will be held at the same LDS chapel. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.
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Daniel Elwood Aragon

Our loving son, brother, uncle, nephew and good friend Daniel E. Aragon passed from this world on February 20th 2014 to join family and friends in the kingdom of heaven. He was our angel on earth and we are sure he will carry on his work for God in the upper room. Daniel Elwood Aragon was born to Danny and Tina Aragon on November 4th, 1996, attended school at Harris Elementary, Tooele Jr. High and most recently Tooele High and the CLC where he was taking college classes concurrently with his high courses. He received his religious education at the St. Marguerite’s Catholic Church. He was an excellent student in most all subjects the schools had to offer. He was member of the high school debate team in his first two years of high school and was once a team captain. His goal in life was to attend law school and become a successful attorney and we fully believe he would have made a great one. Brother Daniel was a caring, lovable and extremely handsome young man that gave so much to the world without even trying, he was truly beautiful inside and out. He was loved by his family and friends deeply. He had a wide variety of hobbies and interests such as; dirt biking, camping, on-line gaming, exploring new places but his greatest love was sports. Daniel was very energetic and loved being part of a team. His competitive nature made it possible for him to pursue his happiness through football and wrestling from the time he was just a small child. He was a member of the Varsity Football and Wrestling teams at Tooele High. He met many good friends through these activities and traveled to compete with them all over the state. On the football field he was a dedicated offensive and defensive lineman for his team and a courageous wrestler that competed with the biggest and toughest in the state of Utah. He once for part of a wrestling season agreed to fill the varsity 285 pound spot because the team was lacking a candidate even though he was much lighter than all the opponents. Daniel was a person who loved so deeply, puts his blood sweat and tears into everything he touched; a person that loved his parents, family, friends, coaches, church, school, and community. He was a born a leader, capable, strong, practical, curious, loyal, a perfectionist with powerful intellect , and he had the ability to put a smile on anyone’s face and made you feel good inside just by being around him. We will forever miss his beautiful smile, contagious laugh, kisses, wonderful hugs and his ever present affectionate ear tugs that he would always give to his family and friends, and we will even miss his practical jokes. Life will never be the same, but we will forever be grateful to Daniel for the time he spent with us teaching us how to be better parents, and people. We have faith in our Savior Jesus Christ that our beautiful Daniel is in his loving arms and is at peace waiting for us to join him at home in our Lord’s house. Daniel is survived by his father and mother Danny and Tina Aragon, Brothers Jacob (Cristina), Dylan, and Sister Jessica Garcia. Nieces, Lilly, Mia, Brianna, Elaina, Adriauna, and nephew Leandro, paternal grandmother Marcella Aragon, great grandfather Elizardo Vigil, his very special great grandmother, Gertrude Aragon and special uncle Marty Aragon, and many other aunts, uncles and cousins, and friends. He is preceded in death by maternal grandmother Louise Martinez, Grandfather Herman Aviles Sr. paternal grandfather Robert F. Aragon, great grandfather Jose “Jake” Aragon, great grandmother Sally Vigil, great grandparents Albert and Mary Martinez. Services will be held at St. Marguerite’s Catholic Church in Tooele, Utah with a Viewing, and tribute to Daniel on Tuesday February 25th, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 pm and Funeral Mass on Wednesday February 26th, 2014 at 11:00 am (10am viewing). Following interment at the Tooele City Cemetery we would be deeply honored to have everyone’s company at a luncheon at St. Marguerites’ in honor of Daniels memory.
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Diane Warr Judd

Diane Warr Judd, beloved wife and mother, cherished grandmother, aunt and sister, passed away peacefully at her Erda home on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. She was born to Norman J. and Emma Rydalch Warr on April 20, 1943, and she spent most of her life in Erda with family and friends who loved her dearly. Diane had a wonderful and carefree childhood with holidays, picnics, church functions, sleep overs, and lots of time spent with grandparents, cousins, and friends. She graduated from Tooele High School in 1961 and helped organize yearly class reunions that she enjoyed very much. Diane married Terry Judd on April 9, 1966, in Reno, Nevada, and their marriage was later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. Her children are Tori England (Kevin), Josh (Melissa), and Ty. The grandchildren she adored – Steffen, Josh, Brianna, Sydney, Emma, and Sophia. She also loved immensely the children she tended and helped raise throughout the years. She considered them and their family an extension of her own, and her home was home away from home for many. Adventures, home cooked meals, climbing trees, a big yard, and unusual “pets” were all part of the package at Grandma Diane’s house. She proudly attended as many parties, ballgames, dance recitals, and school events as she could.Diane was a member of the LDS church and held many positions over the years. She enjoyed many years of girls camp in her “Condo” tent, loved all the primary children she taught over the years, and served in various relief society positions. She also belonged to DUP and enjoyed family history and genealogy. She and her son Ty took over responsibility of the family ballpark “Warr Memorial Park” after the death of her parents and brother, Tom. She became the “Erda Burger Lady” (with the secret sauce) and baked hundreds and hundreds of brownies. This was a labor of love and pride and, together with other family members, kept the park going for ballgames, community and social events (Erda Days), a place to gather with family and friends on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings. Diane was kind, gentle, and quiet. She loved to read. Quite often you could find her in the middle of a good book. She would finish one and be onto another before you knew it. We will miss the many quilts she made for family members and friends. She was also known for her homemade meals, cookies, suckers, puffed rice balls, jams, and homemade ice-cream. She is dearly loved and will be forever missed. She was preceded in death (and welcomed into heaven) by her parents, her brother Tom, and her sister Colleen. She is survived by her husband, children, grandchildren, sister Betty Slingerland (Bob), and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. A viewing will take place on Thursday, February 27, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Erda Ward House, 134 East Erda Way, Erda, and one hour prior to the service. Service will render at the same location on Friday, February 28, starting at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Warr Memorial Ballpark, 4468 Warr Lane, Erda, UT 84074, or to a charity of your choice. Goodbye Sweet Lady. Until We Meet Again.
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Mary Jo Smith

Mary Jo Shields Smith left her earthly home, to be with our Heavenly Father. She died peacefully in her home in New Boston, TX. She is going to be greatly missed by all. Mary Jo was born November 3rd, 1943 to E. Lowell Shields and Margaret Ida Nash. She married Kenneth E. Smith on October 10 1960, they later divorced. She had four children, 12 grandchildren, and 10 great grand children. She was best known as "Granny Great" by all that knew and loved her. Her greatest joy was her family. She loved to sing, dance and shoot trap. Mary Jo was preceded in death by both her parents and brother Lowell Dwayne Shields. She is survived by her children, Misty Smith, Camille Smith, Tamara Canning and Traci Smith, and grandchildren. Her sisters Lyneve (Richard) Cox, and Sally (Ray) Dewsnup, and sister in-law Janice (Lowell) Shields. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the Pine Canyon LDS chapel. A viewing will be held from 11:00 am to 12:30 prior to the service. Interment at the Tooele City Cemetery. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.
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