Ruth Saunders Yates

Ruth Saunders Yates, 1919­-2014. Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend departed this life at the age of 94 on Monday, June 23, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ruth was born on September 19, 1919 in Roy, Utah to Simon Saunders and Martha Clara Michael. She graduated from high school in Shelly, Idaho. Ruth married Marvin Oborn Yates on May 1, 1939 in the Salt Lake Temple. She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter­-day Saints, where she served faithfully in various calling and especially enjoyed working with 11-­year­-old Scouts and serving in the Jordan River Temple. She was preceded in death by son Leon Yates, daughter Saundra Yates, her parents, and sisters, Electa Wadsworth, Lettie Harker, Elizabeth Shelly, Melba Saunders, Lula Fidelia Saunders, and Thelma May Saunders; brothers, Robert Saunders, John Orrin Saunders, and Simon Austin Saunders. Also preceding her in death are her great-­grandsons Bronson Rhodes and Isaac Hargis; and grandson Troy Rasmussen. She is survived by her husband, daughter-­in-­law Ellen Yates, son Garald Saunders (Frances) Yates, daughter Sharon Martha (Lynn) Halladay, daughter Sheryl Marie Hargis, son Marlin Oborn (Debi) Yates, 20 grandchildren, 45 great­-grandchildren, 18 great­-great­-grandchildren, sister Medora Webster and brother Donald Saunders. Ruth is loved and will be missed by all who know her. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Vernon, Utah LDS Chapel at 11:00 A.M.. Those who desire to visit with the family may do so one hour prior to the services. Funeral services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.

Mark William Hermel

Mark William Hermel left peacefully to return to our loving Heavenly Father on June 21, 2014. He was a caring Son, Father, Brother, and Uncle. He was born to Jan and Alan Hermel on January 26th, 1982. He was the youngest of four sons that all loved the outdoors. One of Mark's favorite activities was fly fishing taught to him by his grandpa (William Harvey Frank, Jr.). He married Jennifer in June of 2002 and they were blessed with two beautiful daughters who were his pride and joy. He wanted the best for them and looked forward to spending as much time with them as possible. His Dad, Alan Mack Hermel, preceded Mark in death. Mark is survived by his loving daughters Tempest and Seraphina, his mother, Jan Hermel (Chris Anderson), his brothers Daniel (Kristin), Joshua (Stefanie), Stephen (Jessica). Also 3 nieces and 2 nephews Abbeigh, Sofia, Miriam, Kelden, and Grant. His grandparents, William Harvey Frank, Jr., and Gladys Lorraine Frank, and many other family members. Mark, you are loved and will be missed by all. A small service will be held at the Grantsville Willow Creek apartment complex (236 W Plum St.), where he was a hero to many, on Thursday June 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.

Bruce LeRoy Loakes

Bruce Loakes passed away at home on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Bruce was born September 24, 1955 in Pasadena, California. His parents were Ronald William Loakes and Margaret (Peggie) Joan Darr. Together they had 3 children. Peggie later married Gerald Lee Blakley and they had one son. Jerry raised the 3 children as if they were his own. Bruce married Paula Ann Brown May 31, 1980. They just celebrated their 34th anniversary. Bruce was a truck driver by trade, and he enjoyed hauling heavy equipment around Southern California, listening to music while playing his guitar, and spending time with his granddaughter Cassidee. Bruce’s world was his children and grandchildren. He was very much a people person and enjoyed visiting with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father, and sister Robin. He is survived by his wife Paula; sons William (Kiera), Wayne, and Paul Darr; daughter Rochelle; granddaughter Cassidee and grandson Kellen; sister Cynthia (Larry) Betterley; brother Kevin (Glynda) Blakley. Also survived by his father and mother-in-law Ray Calvin and Evelyn Brown; sisters-in-law Caleen Brown, Helen (Ron) Stromberg, and Coralee (Ray) Riding; brothers-in-law Rob (Billie) Brown and Ed (Lauri) Brown; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of Jesus of Latter-day Saints located at 415 West Apple Street, Grantsville, Utah. A viewing will be held prior to the services from 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. Interment at the Grantsville Cemetery. And, as Bruce would say “Ya’all come back now, ya hear!” Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.