Jean LaVon Poyer

Jean LaVon Poyer (age 84), a loving and faithful daughter of our Heavenly Father returned home to Him on December 31, 2015. Born in Guttenberg, Iowa in 1931 she would eventually live in 29 states. Her father was a dam builder and an aircraft machinist during World War II. Her love of music started when she was just seven years old in Mineral Wells, Texas. When she was thirteen her family settled in Grand Island, Nebraska and at age fifteen she entered Nebraska Wesleyan University as a pre-med student; however, graduated with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. Her love of music developed into a love of opera. She became the youngest member of Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians (famous singing group during the Big Band era). She continued her education and earned a degree in secondary education and child psychology from the University of California at Berkley. After this she went on to teach school and eventually gained three more degrees in psychology. In 1976 Jean and her daughter Teri moved to Tooele. In total, she taught primary and secondary grades and college courses for fifty years, teaching sixth grade at Sterling Harris Elementary school in Tooele for the last 23 years of her career. She also taught private vocal lessons for 30 years. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints she taught young adults, seminary, sunday school and for many years was a chorister. At one time she was a member of the Tooele Utah Stake Relief Society Presidency. Her strong faith of the gospel enabled her to accept and overcome the many trials in her lifetime. Her Heavenly Father always came first as she knew that her mortality was just a temporary state and that eventually she would return home to Him. She loved her daughter unconditionally and was a strong example of what Heavenly Father expected from her. The rest of her family consisted of four legged bundles of love (dogs, cats, horses). Jean grew up with horses and was a strong equestrian. She was Daddy's little girl, loved him dearly and was the only child. She was deeply loved and will be deeply missed. On Wednesday, January 6th, a viewing will be held at the Little Mountain Ward, 777 East Skyline Drive, Tooele, from 10:30 - 11:30 am followed by the funeral at noon. Interment will be at the Tooele City Cemetery following the services. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.
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Kathlyn O'Leary Holm

Kathlyn Hilda O’Leary Holm died December 23 at the age of 88. Kathlyn was born November 14, 1927 in Milford, Utah to Hilda Christensen and Fred William O’Leary. She graduated from Milford High School. She married James Victor Holm and together they had four sons. Most of their married life was spent in Salt Lake City. She adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She kept up with family members using Facebook. She had a great sense of humor. Her passions included oil painting, gardening, reading, and word puzzles. She delighted in driving through the desert areas near her home. She served in the D.U.P., PTA and the LDS church. She loved having her hair and nails done. In her later years she loved to go to lunch with her lady friends. She enjoyed eating chicken sandwiches, McNuggets, Chinese buffet, ice cream and chocolate. Kathlyn saw the best in people and if she saw negative in others she would not speak of it. She was truly a special woman and will be greatly missed. Survived by sons Terry V. Holm (Claudia), Bert Holm (Reva) and Guy O. Holm (Nancy) and sister Vanda Eversole (Gene) and many beloved nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 30th at 12:00 p.m. at the LDS 6th Ward Chapel (81 Church St, Grantsville), with visitation from 10:00 to 11:30 prior to services. Interment will follow at Elysian Burial Gardens (1075 E 4580 S, Salt Lake City). Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.
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Krystal Dawn Fonger

Born February 13, 1992 in Salt lake City, UT. Born to Kenneth Lee & Jeannie Fonger. Krystal passed away unexpectedly December 17, 2015 in Cedar City, Utah. Krystal recently became a mother to a new baby boy in September and was the proudest moment of her life. She was a wonderful mother to baby Dezzert. Krystal was a strong, independent, loving women and lived life to the fullest. She loved being outdoors and the ranch life which included her horses, working with her livestock and being with all of her family and friends. She was attending college at Southern Utah University and will be receiving her bachelor degree in animal science and had planned on moving on to veterinary school. She was loved by all who she came in touch with and left a lasting impression in everyone’s heart. She will be dearly missed by all. Heaven has received another beautiful angel. She is survived by son Dezzert; fiancĂ© Joshua Booth; Parents Mike & Jeannie Mavity, Brothers Mike (Thelma) Scott, Weston & Clancy Mavity and sisters Jennifer (TJ) Madilynn Mavity, Kayla Girod. Grandparents Vickie (Dick) Rolfe, Judy Fonger, and Blaine Johnson. Krystal is survived by many uncles, aunts, cousins and special friends who loved her more than words can express. Proceeded in Death by her father Kenneth Lee Fonger, Grandparents Butch Fonger, Joe & Myrtle Shields, Tommie Petroff, Kathy Johnson and Uncle Jack. Memorial and celebration of Krystal life will be held on Wednesday December 23, 2015 at 7pm. A viewing will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 pm prior to the services at the LDS cultural hall at 415 W Apple St Grantsville, Utah. The family is requesting that you bring your favorite story of Krystal that can be shared with her son as he grows older. Dress in your favorite western or causal attire in honor of our sweet cowgirl. In lieu of flowers an account has been set up at Mountain America Credit Union for Dezzert Fonger. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.
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Alfred K. (Jim) Keetch

Alfred K. (Jim) Keetch passed from this mortal existence on Tuesday, 15 Dec 2015, due to complications of Emphysema. Jim was surrounded by his loving family that gathered to show support, demonstrate a deep love for him, and to celebrate the incredible life he had lived. Some may say that passing during the Christmas season is terrible but his loving family believes otherwise because of the Christ-like giving and caring shared by so many that is reflective of this time of year. Jim was the first born son of Alfred Martell and Buela Kofford Keetch; and the third of 6 children to include VaLoy, Merla, Dee, Boyd, and Clea. He grew up in Utah County where he participated in sports and choir. Jim graduated from Orem High in 1952 and hitchhiked for two days to Dugway Proving Ground to seek a job with the Federal Government. He worked at Dugway for 5 years rising through the ranks quickly to a leader position before being drafted into the US Army in 1957. Jim went to basic training at Ft Dix, NJ and was later stationed in Ft. Monmouth NJ, Albuquerque, NM, where he met Kitsy Cramer for the first time, and then shipped out to Siegelsbach Germany for a year. After a year in Germany he returned to Arkansas to be released from military service. From there, he made his way back to Albuquerque to see Kitsy again and proposed shortly thereafter. They were married in July of 1959 and made their home back at US Army Dugway Proving Ground for the next 42 years. Jim and Kitsy are the proud parents of Alfred Jim (Anita) Keetch, Jeff (Debra Wright) Keetch, and Cathy (Jeff Atkinson) Keetch. They are also the grandparents of Ashlee Keetch, Kylee (Ian) Larsen, Danny Keetch, and Shelby Keetch. And, the great-grandparents of Avery Layne Larsen. Jim worked in the Test Center at US Army Dugway Proving Ground and throughout his career he held many positions performing testing on systems and equipment that benefited US warfighters throughout the world. His organizational skills and attention to detail were impeccable and recognized several times throughout his career. He retired in 1991, worked a total of 39 years for the Federal Government. Kitsy was not yet ready to retire so Jim worked another 10 years with Lockheed Martin before he and Kitsy officially retired in 2001. In retirement, Jim and Kitsy were able to travel the world. They journeyed together to Canada, Mexico, Panama, Austria, Germany, France, England, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, and the USA from west to east. They enjoyed time together, benefiting from their years of hard work, and more importantly spending time together enjoying the journey. Jim and Kitsy’s marriage was solemnized in the LDS Salt Lake City Temple 13 December 2013. Further blessing their relationship and promises of eternal companionship; and, allowing their precious journey to continue. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Boyd and Dee; and, his sisters VaLoy Menlove and Clea Rasmussen. He is survived his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grand child. He is also survived by his sister Merla Bolling, sister-in-laws Jane Keetch, Martha Keetch, Donna Dow, Judy Cramer, and brother-in-law Danny (Norma) Cramer. And, his many nieces and nephews in Utah and Indiana. We want to express special thanks to Intermountain Healthcare and Hospice and particularly Suzie Clark who provided such wonderful care for Jim. We also want to thank the incredible members of the Parkway 7th Ward for their love, concern and generosity during these difficult times. A viewing will be held Friday, 18 Dec 2015 at the LDS Parkway 7th Ward building at 9894 South 2700 West in South Jordan from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Funeral services will be held at the same location on Saturday, 19 Dec 2015. A viewing will be held from 10:00 to 11:30am and the funeral will be at 12:00pm. Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn – South Valley, 13001 South 3600 West, Riverton, Utah. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Huntsman Cancer Institute or your favorite charity. Funeral under the direction of Didericksen Memorial (dideriksenmemorial.com).
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Ruby Anaya

1951 - 2015
Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother was called home unexpectedly December 14, 2015. She was born September 18, 1951 to Carlos and Carmen Montoya in Dixon New Mexico. Ruby married her one true love Willie January 11,1970. Of that union came five beautiful children; Carmen (Tommy), Paul (Jennifer) and Eloy. She also had seven grandchildren and one great grandchild which she adored immensely. In addition to the love for her family and friends, she enjoyed Harley rides with her husband Willie, spending time outdoors, Wendover trips, traveling and being with her four dogs. Preceded in death by her parents, husband Willie, sons Shane and JJ, three brothers Gavino, Stevie, Carlos, and two sisters, Theresa and Irene. A visitation will be held at 11 am and Rosary at 12 pm Monday December 21, 2015 at St Marguerites Catholic Church 15 South 7 th St, Tooele.
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Bernard Lynn Walker

Bernard Lynn Walker passed away December 13, 2015 in his home, in Grantsville, Utah from his earthly life as a faithful and spiritual member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Lynn was born April 11, 1943 in American Fork, Utah. He was the oldest of eight children to Bernard (Barney) & Edith Powell Walker. Lynn served his country by joining the Army National Guard in 1960. He graduated from Orem High School in 1961. He continued his education by attending Weltech College (formerly Salt Lake School of Electronics). He was Top Honor Student in his graduating class. He continued his education at Glendale and Phoenix colleges. He also did a lot of self-learning. Lynn served a two year mission to the US Central State Mission in 1963 for the Church. He was ordained a Seventy in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Elder Thomas Monson. In Arizona he served two Stake Missions, and in Utah both Carolyn and Lynn served as Service Missionaries. Lynn and Carolyn Elaine Brimhall were married June 2, 1965 in the Salt Lake Temple. They moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1966, where they raised six children. For 40 years Lynn worked for General Electric Computer Department, which subsequently transitioned through company names of Honeywell, Bull, and then Bull HN. His work included the roles of Electronic Technician, Computer Technician, Diagnostic Programmer, and Software Engineer. In 2005 they moved to Grantsville, Utah, and have lived there ever since. Some of his Church callings through the years include Home Teacher, Primary Teacher, Scout Leader, Counselor in presidencies of Elders quorum and Stake Sunday School, Seventies Group leader, Secretaries for Seventies quorum, High Priest group, Area Public Communications, Ward Finance Clerk, Executive Secretary to two Bishops, Ward and Stake Single Representatives, and Ward Family History Consultant. Lynn’s interest included hiking, camping, gardening, ham amateur radio, computers, photography, web software development, and family history. Lynn is survived by his wife Carolyn, Son David (Marisol) Walker. Daughters Launie Hone, Jennifer (Mike) Maughan, Paulette (James) Inman, Jodie (Will) Jolley, four Brothers Kay, Terry, Troy, Tony, and one sister Judy Middleton. He is preceded in death by both parents, one son Eugene Murvel, one sister Patricia, one brother Garn, and one Grandson Hayden Hone. The family wishes to extend a Special Thanks to the members of the Grantsville 11th ward for their devoted love and prayers and many hours of service and assistances, as well as Nurse Dawn Black and all the staff of Huntsman Cancer Institute, during Lynn’s battle with Leukemia. A viewing will be held on Monday, December 21st at Didericksen Memorial (87 W Main, Grantsville) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held December 22nd in the 11th Ward Chapel (410 Shelley Ln, Grantsville) at 11:00 a.m. with a viewing one hour prior to service at the same location. Interment will follow at Provo City Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at didericksenmemorial.com.
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John Wayne DuBois

John Wayne DuBois, age 69, died December 3, 2015 at Woodland Park Care Center in Salt Lake City Utah, after a car accident left him fighting everyday to come home three months shy of two years. John was born October 29, 1946 in Portland Oregon to Hubert and Pearl DuBois. He was the youngest of 5 children. There was Alice, Don, Hughie, Doris and then Wayne, as his siblings called him. In 1980, he met the love of his life, Andrea Medrano, and they were married July 10. He cherished his family and children Angela & Brent Valdez, David DuBois, and youngest daughter Cindy Medrano. They were his whole world until his grandchildren came along. Travis Johnson, Trevor Johnson and his little shadow, Jessica Johnson. John was a veteran of the Vietnam war and worked for the Tooele Army Depot as a medic until he retired in 2009. During all his time here in Grantsville he was very active in the VFW, where he held all positions from treasurer to Post Commander before it recently disbanded. He was always the man everyone could count on to always be there to help with anything! Be it someone who was broken down on the side of the road or any of his nieces or nephews! He was always there and unforgettable! Celebration of his wonderful life will be Thursday, December 10, 2015 at the LDS church (428 Hale St, Grantsville, Utah) viewing from 10:30 - 11:30, services at 12:00 with a luncheon following the graveside service at the church with an open mic for all the great stories of daddy!  Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.
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Joanne King

1939 – 2015
Joanne King, 76, passed away November 29, 2015 at her home in Grantsville. She was born August 22, 1939 to Joseph and Helen Keuerleber in East St. Louis, IL. She is survived by her family; husband Larry King, daughters Jolene and Laurie, son Jimmy, grandchildren Cassandra, Jimmy, Swayne and Katelyn, great grandchild Jordan. Siblings; brother Joseph Jr. and sister Lee. Joanne is preceded in death by her daughter Karen. Joanne worked in Rancho Cucamonga, CA at the Redhill Coffee Shop on Route 66 for 23 years where she touched many people with her kindness and met her husband Larry. Services will be held after the Holidays in Upland, CA.
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Fred Le Grand Hale

Fred Le Grand Hale returned home to his Heavenly Father on Monday, November 9, 2015. He was born October 1, 1930 to Earl and Millie Hale. After graduating from Grantsville High School he married his beloved Elaine Hansen. They were married June 29, 1950 in the Salt Lake Temple. Shortly afterward he served in the Korean War. He loved his country and was honored to serve. Following his service he worked at the Tooele Army Depot where he retired in 1987. In 1977, he started Hale Construction Company and together with his sons, Craig and Ken, built over 100 homes throughout Tooele county and 80 projects and chapels for the LDS church. He was born and raised in Grantsville and dearly loved this community. He served as mayor from 1983 to 1989. He was devoted to his Heavenly Father and served in various callings throughout his life. He was generous and kind and always looking for opportunities to lend a hand. He loved fishing and camping with his family and the summer vacations to Yellowstone Park and Flaming Gorge. In 1979, he and his sons built a cabin in Scofield where years of treasured family memories were made. He will be deeply missed by family and friends, especially his wife, Elaine, of 65 years, sons Craig and Ken (Jennie), grandchildren Heidi (Chris), Shelbie (Jake), Shamas, Brady (Tamera), Ryan (Carolynn), Lacee (Scott), and Austin (Kristy) and 13 great grandchildren. Sister Barbara (Dan) Anderson, Sister-law Sandra (Gary) McCluskey. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Harvey, Nathan, Ed, Ivan and sisters Fern, Rosalyn, Edith, Blanch, Lorna and Millie. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, November 11 from 6-8 pm at the Grantsville West Stake Center at 115 East Cherry Street. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 12 at 12:00 pm at the same location with a viewing from 10:30 till 11:30 prior to the funeral. Our family would like to express our love and gratitude to Michelle and all the employees at Diamond Janes for their love and care.  Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.
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Howard Dale Hedden

Howard Dale Hedden was born April 19, 1927 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Howard Levi and Mary Ellen Cassity Hedden. Dale left us to join his parents and brother on November 7, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents and brother and many friends. Dale is survived by his wife, Sara, five children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Dale had one brother, Glen Woodrow, who was six years older than him. Unfortunately, Dale only had his brother for a short time when Glen succumbed to pneumonia at the age of twelve.

Dale was raised in Grantsville, Utah on the family homestead. He habitually rode his tricycle over to his cousins and stayed overnight since it was a long way to go on a tricycle. His mother, when she couldn’t find him, would look for the tricycle and if it was missing know where he had gone and wouldn’t worry. Dale also had a temperamental horse who had a habit of standing on Dale’s foot and not moving, nor matter how hard Dale hit him, other than to stand harder on his foot. The horse would also stop suddenly at a mud puddle or fence and send Dale sailing over or into whatever was there. Dale enjoyed going out and shooting rabbits at the homestead. Dale would borrow his mother’s Model A Ford to go double dating with his cousin, Fred Hale. Once when Fred was driving, they ended up in a barrow pit because Fred was trying to kiss his girl instead of watching the road.

Dale talked his mother into letting him sign up for the Merchant Marines during World War II at the tender age of sixteen. He saw action in the islands of the Pacific, but fortunately his ship was very seldom in the middle of it.

Dale’s father relocated to California to work at Mare Island. After moving to California, Dale started selling Kirby vacuums in 1946. He was a great salesman even at such a young age.

Dale met and married Rita Gonzalez in 1951 and they had Cindy Ann in 1952. They later divorced.

Dale met the love of his life, Sara, in Monterey in 1956. They married July 8, 1956 and had four wonderful children. Karen Lynn, Michael Dale, Mark Stephen (Brenda) and Kathryn Mary.

Dale has seven grandchildren: Kristen and Jeremy from Cindy, Ryan Dale (Crystal) from Karen, Sean Michael from Mike, Jacqueline Elaine and Nicole Brooke (Gregg) from Mark and Darren Mitchell (Liana) from Kathy. Dale also has two great-grandchildren from Ryan. Joshua Dale and Madison Noelle.

Dale liked to go hunting, but when Karen started to raise Mallard Ducks he had to hide the ducks he brought home from her. Karen always knew when he had them and would get after him for hunting ducks. Dale finally gave up hunting them even though he still liked to train his dogs to hunt birds. Karen would help with that as long as real ducks didn’t get hurt.

Dale was an extremely talented skier and taught all his children to ski from a young age. When the snow flew, Dale got out all the ski equipment and started to get it ready to use.

Dale also loved to go fishing. But don’t even suggest going out on a boat or to a lake. The only fishing he thought was worthwhile was along rivers and streams. If you couldn’t walk along the side of running water, it wasn’t real fishing! He taught all of his children to fish. Karen was the perfect fishing partner because she would catch, clean and cook trout, but would NEVER eat them. Left more for Dale to eat. Mark could out fish Dale most of the time and they had friendly competitions.

Dale loved his Labradors. He always had one, if not two. Starting with Jet and moving on to Kirby, he never felt complete without his dogs. When he got Kelly, he decided to have her bred and ended up with four puppies. He kept Max and eventually Max produced puppies. Dale and Sara picked out Jake to keep for their own. Jake was the last Labrador Dale loved.

Dale’s children have many fond memories of their dad. They always teased him about his nose and said it was so big they could use it as an umbrella. They also told him the nostrils were big enough to use for a garage. Dale took all of this teasing in stride because he was usually the one to start it. Dale fixed up a playhouse with running water for the kids to use. He also built a tree fort with a rope swing for the kids to get down with (why climb back down? Not as much fun). Dale also rigged up a zip line with a cable stretched from the garage to a large oak tree. Mike was the first to try it out and crashed into the oak. Dale decided a mattress around the tree was a good idea.

Dale did many activities with his family, camping and fishing being the main focus. A yearly trip to Disneyland was a must as well as a yearly trip to Utah to visit with family in Grantsville.

Dale eventually moved his family to Bountiful, Utah in 1974 after spending a wonderful three months living in and traveling through Mexico.

Dale owned and operated A-1 Vacuum in Salt Lake City from 1975 to his passing. His daughter, Kathy, who now owns the business, ran it alongside her dad. Dale owned Vacuum Cleaner Center in Seaside, California during the kids’ lifetime, and after moving to Utah, had Mark and Kathy (when they were grown) take turns running that shop until he finally sold it.

After all the kids were grown and established, Dale and Sara lived in Ketchum, Idaho in their 5th wheel trailer for a few years and enjoyed their time there. After Sara finally retired, they would take their trailer to Bullhead City, Arizona for the winter then go back to Ketchum for the rest of the year. They finally moved their trailer permanently to Salt Lake City to be near their children.

Dale was a great salesman and would sell vacuums to his customers that they never regretted purchasing. He would not only sell vacuums, he repaired them and sold parts for them. He always educated his customers and made sure they were satisfied.

Family and integrity were the creed in his life and he took care of both with everything he had. He raised his children with the same values.

His wife, children and grandchildren will miss Dale. Memories are abounding at this time and may they never cease.

We love you, Dad. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 14th at the Tooele City Cemetery.

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Charles Edward Townsend

Charles Edward Townsend passed away Tuesday, November 3rd from complications due to brain cancer. He was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his death. Charles was born January 1, 1943 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin to Lawrence and Elaine Townsend. After graduating from Grantsville High School, he served four years in the United States Air Force. After military service he married his sweetheart Kaye Fletcher Townsend in the Salt Lake Temple. They were married 48 years and raised seven wonderful children which through the years brought 20 wonderful grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was a wonderful loving and dedicated husband and father. Chuck worked for the Tooele Army Depot and retired after 38 years. During that time he also served for two years in the Air Force Reserve. Following his retirement, he worked for Tooele County School District for 12 years as a school bus driver, a job he really enjoyed. The most important thing to Chuck was his love for the gospel and his family where much devotion was given. He loved being outdoors fishing, hunting, camping and traveling; always wanting to see what’s around the next curve in the road or over the next hill. He also had a great love for motorcycles and four wheeling and enjoying the beautiful outdoors. He is survived by his wife Kaye, children Cindy (Glenn) Peers, Tammie (Ted) Crawford, (Ryan and Kristi Eccles), Terry (Kristi) Townsend, Troy Townsend, Talesha (Austin) Romans, Tara (Tomas) Reyes. Twenty grandchildren and four great grand children. Brothers: Ralph (Jody) Hager; Travis (Jean) Hager. Sisters: Elaine Bernier, Kaye (Mike) Gajda, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father Lawrence Townsend, daughter Tonia Eccles, brother Kevin Hager, mother Elaine Hager and step-father Orson “Hap” Hager. A viewing will be held on Friday, November 6th at the Grantsville West Stake Center on 115 East Cherry St from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 7th at 2:00 p.m. at the same location with a viewing an hour before.
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Theresa Lou Hammond

Theresa Lou Hammond, 52, of Grantsville UT passed away November 1st 2015. Theresa Hammond, daughter of Helen Beck and Steven Kubat, passed away at her home in Grantsville UT after a long battle with cancer. Her mother Helen Beck preceded her in death. Her loving husband, Brad J. Hammond and 3 children Tiffany M. Nalley, Tasha N. Herrera and James Herrera survive her. 6 Grandchildren Isaiah Medina, Ian & Illias Miller, Milani Castleberry, Robert Watt and Raylin Herrera also survive her. Theresa worked as a Medical Support Assistant at Dugway Proving Ground Health Clinic until December of 2014. She loved being with people and was the life of the party. She loved the holidays, especially Halloween with all her beautiful costumes and Christmas with all the wonderful decorating and being around the ones she loved. She will be greatly missed and loved by her family and friends. Services will be closed to just the family.
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Claude Edward Roberts

Claude Edward Roberts returned to his Heavenly Father October 29, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 1, 1923, in Grantsville, Utah to Edward Abraham Roberts and Gladys Christine Eliason. He was raised in Grantsville and graduated from Grantsville High School. He attended the University of Utah for one year.

 In 1944 he married his sweetheart, Josephine Ellis, in the Salt Lake Temple. In the Spring of 1945 he went into the Merchant Marines. He returned home to work at the Tooele Army Depot. He got laid off for awhile because of reduction in force and went to work at Morton Salt for 2-3 years then went back to TOD and worked there for 30 years. He retired October 19, 1979. In 1966 he opened a meat packing plant called Tooele Valley Meat. Something he always wanted to do. He turned it over to his son, Eddie.

 His wife passed away October 9, 2000. He is survived by his children, Dick Roberts (Margie), Mary Jo White (Bud, deceased), Gaye Shields (Versal, deceased), Eddie Roberts (Dawn), LeeAnn Saunders (Gale). He had 53 grandchildren, 62 great grandchildren, and 33 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, a sister Lucy Roberts Sandberg and her husband Farrell Sandberg, two sons-in law.

 He loved living in Grantsville and never missed the Old Folks Sociable through the years. He was proud to be a part of this town and was the Grand Marshall in the 4th of July Parade in 2015 with a good friend, Val Smith.

 Funeral services will be held at the Grantsville LDS Chapel, at 410 Shelley Ln, Grantsville, Utah, Saturday at 12:00 p.m. with a viewing from 10:00 to 11:30. Internment will be at the Grantsville City Cemetery.

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LG Cummins

LG Cummins, 86, passed away on the 18th of October 2015. LG was born in Navasota, Texas to George Washington and Sally Mixon. He married Bertha Nay on the 18th of August 1984 in Roy, Utah. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. LG served two years in the Army during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. He received his Bachelor's Degree from BYU and later, a Master's Degree in Education Administration from the University of Utah. He taught elementary school at Central School and West Elementary in Tooele, Utah, and he retired in 1987. He continued to work as a substitute teacher for several years afterward. He is survived by his wife Bertha, sons Gregg (Brittney), Mason (Denise), Landon (Lindsey) Cummins, daughter Sarah (Levi) Frampton, and one brother Weyland (Bobbi) Cummins. He is preceded in death by his parents George Washington and Sally Mixon, brothers George, Leslie, Lester “Shorty”, Carl, Donald, Vernon, Maurice, Aubrey, Boyce, Boyd, Russell, and sisters Adeline and Dorothy. We would like to thank the staff at the Magnolia House and Harmony Home Health Care for their care and service. Visitation for friends and family will be Friday, 23rd of October from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the LDS Chapel on 180 South Coleman. The Funeral Service will begin at 12 noon at the same location. The burial will be at the Tooele City Cemetery. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.
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James L. Wilcox Jr (Casey)

James L. Wilcox Jr (Casey) 72, died October 14, 2015, with his family by his side. Casey the first of eight children was born April 4, 1943, to James and Opal Wilcox in Tooele, Utah. As a child he had many adventures as the family moved throughout the west. In 1960 he joined the US Army and served his country during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Casey married the love of his life Colleen Nielsen of Tooele, Utah, on June 24, 1961; they remained side by side for more than 54 years. After being honorably discharged from the Army he worked construction in Idaho for several years before moving to Tooele where he attended college learning electronics while working at the Tooele Army Depot and later Dugway Proving Grounds where he worked in the service of his country until he retired in 1998. Casey was always outdoors he enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, horseback riding or any other activity he could do with his family. Casey raised five children Kim, Rory, Jim, Connie and a special granddaughter Amy. His family was his life and he had a special love for the many grandchildren Kenny, Kristen, Steve, Amber, KaiLani, Shalayne, Alex, Danijo, Aspen, Shaye, and Riddik and six great-grandchildren Emma, Maddie, Cheyenne, James Curtis, Steven and Zoey. Casey always found time to do the stuff that was important to the kids. Survived by his wife Colleen, Children Kim (Lew) Byrne, Tooele, UT; Rory (Shonna) Spring Creek, NV; Jim (Lori) Grantsville, UT; Connie (Dan) Miles, Tooele, UT; and Amy Wilcox, Tooele, UT; his Grandchildren, Great-grandchildren, sister Sheron (Sam) Ladue, Parker CO; brother Don Wilcox, Boise, ID; and sister Marilyn (Terry) Thompson, Grantsville, UT. Preceded in death by his parents James and Opal Wilcox, sister Constance and brothers Wayne, Steve and Kerry. A graveside service will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, October 20th at the Tooele City Cemetery. There will be a viewing prior to the graveside service from 10:30-11:30 at Didericksen Memorial, 87 W Main, Grantsville. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.
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Kerry Grant Steed

Kerry Grant Steed, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away Oct 14th 2015. He fought a long and valiant battle with cancer that lasted over 6 years. He was very strong and fought very hard to stay with us but the Lord had greater plans. He was born Nov 11th 1948 to Grant S. Steed and Lorna K McCrary in Ogden, Utah. He married his sweetheart, Karen Elaine Bennett on 25 Sept 1969 in Brigham City Utah. They've spent 46 years together. Together, they had two sons, Juston Grant Steed and Casey Steed. Kerry loved his family, and his friends, but most of all his little grandson Dakota. Kerry thought Dakota hung the moon. He also loved country music as well as Bluegrass. He and his sister Dixie traveled to many bluegrass festivals throughout the country. When Kerry was about 8 the family moved to Yuma, Arizona where he attended CW McGraw Elementary, Gila Vista Jr High, and Kofa High School. Due to his father's illness, the family moved back to Utah where he attended Bear River High School. He joined the Army Feb 28, 1968. He proudly served his country. He worked at Utility Trailer in Clearfield Utah. He then moved to Tooele and became a certified welder at Tooele Army Depot. When Tooele Army Depot abolished his job, Kerry selflessly took a job as a welder in Corpus Christi Texas in order to provide for his family. Kerry is survived by Karen E Bennett Steed, Juston Grant Steed, Casey Steed (Jackie) and his grandson, Dakota the moon hanger. He is also survived by one sister, Dixie Lee Steed Wilson (Mike) and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his youngest sister Holly Dawn Steed Chavez, and a daughter-in-law Tracy Jacobsen Steed. He is loved and will be terribly missed. Til we meet again Kerry. Rest in Peace. We will see you soon...but not yet. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 19th at the Tooele Utah East Stake Center located at 751 N 520 E (7th Street) Tooele, Utah. Viewing will be from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM. Services will begin at 11:00 AM. Interment will be at the Tooele City Cemetery.
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Joshua Seth Boulard

On Sunday, Oct 4th 2015, the Dallas Cowboys lost a dedicated fan. Our beloved son, husband, brother, nephew and uncle will still be cheering them on from a better place. Josh was born Nov 13, 1973 to Louis (Bill) and Gloria Boulard in Salt Lake City, UT. Josh loved watching the Cowboys football games, playing chess and card games with his boys Caiden, Joshua and Trevan, while singing along to his favorite songs. He loved and was proud to be a mama's boy. His favorite quote he said to others when confronted was "Do you want to play the crazy game?" No one stood a chance. He definitely was the protector of his loved ones and had a deep sense of loyalty to his family. He will be deeply missed by his mother Gloria, wife Rachael Stewart, brothers Albert (Dixie) and Randy (Chris), sisters Erin Bolinder, Vickie (Shannon) Starbuck and Valerie (Martin), children Caiden, Joshua Jr and Trevan, mother-in-law Marilyn Stewart and many Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews. He is preceded in death by his father Louis (Bill) Boulard, uncle Gilbert Mondragon, brother-in-law Gordy Bolinder, cousins Khristain Mondragon and Jason Crossley and nephew Trever Boulard. It has always been Josh's wishes not to have funeral services. There will be a private celebration of his life for his loved ones.
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Vonda Myrtle (May) Angel

Vonda Myrtle (May) Angel was born on April 19, 1919 in Grantsville, Utah to Vigo Harold May and Elizabeth Mae Severe May. At the age of 96 years, she passed away peacefully at home on Oct 3, 2015. She married John (Jack) S. Angel on Oct 18, 1941 and in this union they had 4 children: Jack, Jill, Ross, and Joni. She devoted her life to her loving children and she had a great testimony of the gospel. Vonda enjoyed traveling, was as member of the D.U.P., and an avid keeper of Grantsville's history. Vonda has 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 8 great great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. Survived by her daughter, Jill Angel, and son, Ross Angel. Preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers, 1 sister, John S. Angel, Jack H. Angel, Joni Lee (Angel) Ellis, Todd S. Angel, Adam T. Angel, and Martin Angel. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Oct 12, 2015 at the LDS chapel located at 414 W. Apple St, Grantsville. A viewing will be held 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Grantsville City Cemetery. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial.
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Agnes (Aggie) Davis

Our loving wife, mother, and Nana passed away peacefully of a terminal illness on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

Aggie was born December 7, 1944 in Verdon, Nebraska to Charles B. Laux and Minnie Wist. She married David Davis on April 15, 1966. They had one son, David, who was her pride and joy.

Aggie is survived by her husband of 49 years, son David (Michelle), three wonderful grandchildren Brooke, Shaylie, and D.J., sisters Shirley (Fritz) Shamonsky, Susie (Ken) Eichenberger, brother Charles Laux Jr., and many other family members. Preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Marcile Laux and Mary Ann (Roger) Cotner.

Aggie has lived in the Tooele area for close to 50 years and is the true meaning of a woman entrepreneur. She owned and operated Abbies Billiards and Pizza Palace in the sixties where she was known for her delicious tacos and pizza. She was very involved with Home Interiors and decorated thousands of homes throughout the years. She was also owner of Tooele Trailer Park and she was a broker for Wardley Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate for many years. Aggie was very involved with the schools, the community, and her parish. She was a very active and devoted member of Saint Marguerite Catholic Church. The most rewarding part of her life was the love of her family, especially her grandchildren.

Special gratitude and thanks needs to go to the Hospice care team of Barbara, Ellen, Patty G., Cherylynn, Patty B., Sharon, Patricia H., and Pepsy for the wonderful care and love they showed Aggie and her family for the last part of her life. Also the staff at Canyon Home Care and Hospice. 

Funeral mass will be held on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Marguerite Catholic Church in Tooele, Utah. Interment at the Tooele City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Saint Marguerite Catholic Church.

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Robert James Houghton

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Robert James Houghton returned to the arms of our Heavenly Father on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 from causes incident to age. Robert was born Aug. 12, 1931 to Elmer James and Elma May Houghton. He married Myrna Jean Haycock on June 21, 1957 and was later sealed in the Manti Temple. He drove truck most of his life for several companies. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. His family was the most important thing to him. He had a love of hunting with his father, brothers and his sons. He loved to make people laugh. He is survived by his sweetheart of 58 years and 7 children: Mark (Melanie), Kathy (Jim Clay), Leon (Loretta), Raymond (Cheryl), Steven (Laura), Gary, and Jean; 25 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, 3 brothers, 3 sisters and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents, sister Jeanine and special daughter Doris Ann. We wish to thank the special people at Harmony Home Health and Hospice for their service, especially Barbara, Crystal, and Jackie. Viewing held on Thurs Oct 1, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the 6th ward chapel located at 81 N Church Street, Grantsville Utah. Funeral services at 11:00 with viewing 1 hour prior to services on Friday, October 2, 2015. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.
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Jami Brown Allen

Jami Lyne Brown Allen, beloved eternal companion, mother, daughter, sister, cousin, aunt, friend, passed peacefully away September 27, 2015 surrounded by her family. We miss her dearly. She was born October 18,1975 in Tacoma, WA. The second child, first daughter of Mont & Sally Marrott Brown. She grew up in Sandy, UT attending schools including Alta High School, where she made many devoted lifelong friends. One of her best gifts was the ability to reach out with an encouraging hand whether it was with writing heartfelt notes or remembering birthdays. She made friends wherever she went and was greatly loved by many.

 She earned degrees in business from Dixie State and SUU. Jami was a talented artist. Jami had a great thirst for learning and always had a new interesting item to share with family friends about nutrition, politics or religion. She was blessed with the gift to reach out to youth and children; she was a master teacher. While living in Butte, MT, she taught early morning seminary. She was a hit with the youth and her class was always full. She taught home school for several years; her children had many fun learning experiences.

 She enjoyed her nieces and nephews; she always had something fun to do or a new joke to share with them. She was known for her laughter and witty comments. No one was spared!

 While attending an LDS fireside, she met her eternal companion Blake William Allen. They were married in the SL Temple October 6, 1999. From that loving union, they were blessed with four sweet children; Megan, Thomas, Mary and John.

 Jami enjoyed times with the family outdoors. Being a great nutritionist and cook, she could whip up “the mother of all green smoothies” in a flash. Her children have fond memories of the bread she made for them.

 Jami has a strong, abiding testimony of the Savior, Jesus Christ. Her scriptures are well worn with many readings and underlined passages. She served cheerfully and diligently in many church callings. 

Jami is survived by her loving husband, sweetest children, mother, brothers & sisters, adoring nieces and nephews: Joel Brown, Seth (Amy) Brown, Kelli (Nate) Lunt, Beth (Chad) Nelson. Loving in laws: Bill and Sharon Allen, Deniece (Craig) Reaveley, Natalie (Darin) Brush, Aimee Allen, Brooke (Brian) Smith. She is preceded in death by her awesome Dad, Mont Brown, grandparents, Keith and Elba Brown; Vern and Virginia Marrott.

 Funeral services will be held Friday, October 2, 2015; 11:00 am. A viewing will be Thursday, October 1, 2015 6-8pm and Friday 9:30-10:45am. Both the funeral and the viewing will be held in the Tooele Utah LDS Stake Center 752 North 520 East, Tooele Utah. Directions to LDS Stake Center: From main street (Hwy 36) turn east on 1000 north, then turn south on Broadway, then east on 740 North. Interment in the Grantsville, UT Cemetery, 400 W Main.

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Elizardo Vigil

Our beloved father, grandfather, and friend, passed away on Sept. 16, 2015. Born to Eduardo and Onofre Vigil on June 19, 1919 in Las Trampas, New Mexico. Married Sally Romero on Nov. 10th, 1945. Together they had 5 children, Rosie ( Larry ) Herrera, Lawrence Vigil, Cecilia ( Joe ) Salazar, both deceased, Marcella Aragon, Gerald ( Geneil ) Vigil. Brothers, Enriques, Ernesto, Clarence, Benardino, all deceased. Two sisters, Ofelia Aguilar and Lugardita Griego. He has 9 grandsons, Marty Aragon, Danny Aragon, Jesse Aragon, Paul Vigil, Shane Vigil, Mario Salazar, Chris Salazar. And 1 granddaughter, Stephanie Aragon. Served in the U.S. Army in WWII from 1942 to 1945, in the European theater. Retired from Tooele Army Depot after 30 Years of service. Funeral services were held on Monday, September 21, 2015 at St. Marguerite's Catholic Church. Burial at Tooele City Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff of Canyon Home Care and Hospice for their tender care and Father Sam Dinsdale for the services.
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Henry Calvin “Bike” Russell

Henry Calvin “Bike” Russell passed away on 13 September 2015. He was born on 12 May 1920 in Lincoln, UT to William Martell, Sr. and Margaret Harris. He married Afton Williams on 5 November 1947. Later divorced. Married Odessa E. Tolman Smith, on 31 December 1985. Deceased Jan 2005. Retired from Dugway Proving Ground where he was as a Heavy Duty Mechanic. Survived by his 3 daughters, Janet Wyman, Rush Valley; Susan (Bryan) Allred, Fountain Green; Peggy (Ken) Proctor, Tooele; daughter-in-law, Suzanne Russell, Midway. 13 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren (with 2 on the way). Step-children: Linda (Mike) Stratton, Terri (Kelly) Thomas, Texas, Dennis (Sheila) and Jeff Smith, Tooele. A brother LaMar (Marlyn) Russell, Tooele, a sister Ann (Jack) Moser, California. Preceded in death by his parents; son, Larry Calvin; grandson Joseph Allred; Brothers Bill, Dan and Melvin, Step daughters Susan Garrett and Sharon Beasley. Services will be Thursday, 17 September 2015 in the Rush Valley LDS Church, beginning at 11:00 a.m. with a viewing from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Rush Valley Cemetery.
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LaMaun A. “Lee” Jensen

09/20/1943 ~ 09/12/2015
LaMaun A. “Lee” Jensen  passed away at the age of 71, returning to his Heavenly Father September 12, 2015. He was born in Centerfield, Utah to Ivan and Madge Jensen. He married Barbara (McDonald) Merline in January 1967, they later divorced. He later married Deborah (Heffernan) Jensen in April 1979. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, outdoors man, Mechanic and an all around, go-to handy man. Worked for White City Water Company from 1995-2003, served on the White City Council for two years. He enjoyed farming his parents land, spending time with family and grandkids. He is survived by his wife of 35 years Deborah Jensen, four daughters, Sherry (John) Osmon, Stacy ( Dan) Dillinger, Stephanie (Mike) Rowlands, Sharrell (Nick) Waters, and Son’s, LaMaun “Monty” ( Dallas Maass Jr.) Jensen, Steven Roe. His Brothers and Sisters, Mardell Jensen, Venna Dreshek, Russell Jensen, and Sherry Claire. Twenty-Six Grandchildren and Twenty-Six great grandchildren. A viewing will be held Friday September 18, 2015 prior to services from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the LDS 2nd ward church (230 S Main Centerfield, Utah). Services will be at 12:00 p.m. followed by the graveside dedication. Please join us for a luncheon to celebrate his life, at the church after the burial.
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Neil Hunter Barrus

Neil Hunter Barrus, 88, passed away on August 17, 2015, following a long struggle with Parkinson’s. Neil was born July 13, 1927, in Groveland, Idaho to Ruel Melvin Barrus and Zina Emeline Hale. He served a year in the US Navy at the end of WWII, then completed a 2 1/2 year mission to Samoa for the LDS Church. Following his mission Neil married Betty May Denney in the Idaho Falls LDS temple. Neil and Betty were well known for their phone calls serenading family and friends with “happy birthday” accompanied by Neil on his ukulele. Neil also played the saxophone and sang in the ward choir for many years. After his mission Neil graduated with his degree in Civil Engineering and began a 32-year career with the Idaho Department of Transportation. In 1962 the family moved to Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho where they enjoyed all the outdoor pursuits of Northern Idaho including water skiing, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, firewood cutting, and huckleberry gathering. He smoked “blue back” (kokanee) salmon caught from Coeur d’ Alene lake and made his famous sour-dough huckleberry pancakes. Neil was active in the LDS church throughout his life, serving in the Stake Presidency, and twice as Bishop. After he retired from the State of Idaho in 1986 he and Betty served a mission to Samoa where they became each other’s “soa” (companion). They also served in the genealogy library in SLC, Utah. They served a second mission to Denver, CO. before moving to Nampa, Idaho where Neil pursued his love of woodworking, crafting numerous furnishings for their home. Neil and Betty served a third mission to Nauvoo, IL. and were temple workers for many years. They loved traveling and shared many memorable adventures together. They have spent the last 3 years living with their daughter Brenda Petersen in Grantsville. Neil was the youngest of nine children. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Betty (Denney) Barrus, a brother, Ruel Barrus, daughters; Pam (Rolf) Bitsch, Brenda (David) Petersen, and Shauna (Mark) Comstock, and sons; Ron (Tanis) Barrus and Denney (Allison) Barrus, 19 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren. Dad entertained many with his songs, games, puzzles, rope tricks and “hooey sticks”. His great love, kindness, wisdom, wit, and humor touched many lives. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 21, at 11:00 at the Grantsville 9th Ward Chapel, 415 W. Apple St, with a viewing an hour and a half prior. Interment at the Grantsville cemetery. Services by Didericksen Memorial (435) 277-0500.
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Carol Weyland

Carol Janice Weyland, 78, of Erda, passed away on Aug. 13, 2015, due to complications of pneumonia. She was surrounded by loved ones when she passed who will miss her personality and talents. "Christmas Carol" was born on Dec. 9, 1936, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Arlington and Ruth Johnson. She married Dellis A. Weyland on Dec. 2, 1961, and started her new life in Erda. She was the first of three children in her family. She had many interests in life including the love of photography, travel and music. She learned the talent of music at a young age and played both piano and marimba for the enjoyment of others.  She is survived by three children, Michelle Louise Rowe (Jack). Jeannette Renee Knudsen (Wayne) and Renaud Albert Weyland and two grandchilden. She was preceded in death by Dellis and son, Cary Dellis Weyland. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 21, 2015 at Tooele City Cemetery.
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Grant Ask Gundersen

Grant Ask Gundersen, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather, returned home on August 12, 2015. Often his posterity heard him sing; “Have faith, hope, and charity. That’s the way to live successfully.” His 96 years of life certainly reflected those words. Grant was born April 4, 1919 to Orson Wilford Gundersen and Ingeborg Johansen Terjesen in Idaho Falls, ID. He was proud of his Norweigan heritage. Grant grew up in the hard years of the depression. He had five brothers and three sisters and remembered lean years of a lot of hard work and not much money. From these experiences, he was especially aware of the “least of these.” He was generous with his time and his resources, often giving money to those who he felt were struggling. He and his brothers worked hard plastering but they also knew how to have fun. Four of the boys organized a quartet (Grant sang baritone) and they traveled around singing for various events. Grant loved to sing throughout his life. Grant and his brothers loved acrobatics and athletics. The Gundersen brothers’ basketball team won the stake church tournament most years.  He married his sweetheart, Marjorie Mae Calvert, on 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. He served his country for four years. In his later years, he enjoyed studying the constitution and liked to talk about American ideals and government.  For 15 years, Grant worked as a building contractor with his brother in Holladay, Utah. He built the houses where he and Marjie raised their three sons and five daughters, of whom he was very proud.  Grant strived to follow the admonition of Jesus Christ to love the Lord with all your heart, might, mind, and strength and to love his neighbor. He was devoted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, loved to study the gospel, and served in the bishopric twice, stake high council, and as a temple worker in the Jordan River Temple for eighteen years.  Grant loved his family. He taught his children how to work hard and the importance of getting along with each other. He loved to hear his daughters sing and would often join in. His family will remember his strong will, honesty, and his love of fun activities and contests. He and Marjie were great supporters of athletic events of their children and grandchildren. Grandchildren will fondly remember “Grandpa Day” activities. As age made it harder for his athletic body to do what he loved, we will remember his devotion to Marjie, his patience, and his positive attitude through health trials. He never complained.  His proudest accomplishments were his eight children: Sherry (Earl) Larson, Vicky (Ernie) Matthews, Sandy (Steve) Allred, Kristy (Craig) Bleazard, Jerry (Audrey) Gundersen, Cindy (Edward) Cole, Kim (Tammy) Gundersen, and Tarvy (Priscilla) Gundersen. He has 47 grandchildren, 135 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. We are very proud to be counted among his surviving posterity and will miss him dearly. He is also survived by his brothers David and John. Grant was preceded in death by his beloved wife Marjie, daughter Sherry, his parents: Orson and Ingeborg, brothers: Orson, Thomas, and Joseph, and sisters: Edith, Dorothy, and Mary.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the Grantsville Stake Center, 550 E Durfee St. Friends and family may call from 6-8 p.m., Friday, August 14 at the Grantsville Stake Center. The family will also greet friends 10:30-11:30 a.m. prior to the Saturday service at 12:00 p.m. Interment will be in the Grantsville City Cemetery.
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Rick Byrne

Our loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully on Monday August 11, 2015. He was born in Butte, Montana March 21,1950 to James Byrne and Margaret Allen. He married the love of his life Karen Marie Holten in August of 1969. Together they had three children, Tracy, Michelle and Ricky. Rick worked as a mechanic and his passion was his family, working on race cars, and being as mischievous as possible. He loved riding motorcycles, hanging with his buddies (Ed Berger Sr. and Bill Gelling Sr.) and in general enjoying life to the fullest. Rick is survived by his children Tracy Aragon, Michelle Green (Jeno Bins), and Ricky Byrne; sister Joan Lewis; and grandchildren Steven, Alexa, Dominique, Jeno, MaShalyla and Alyssa; 5 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by the love of his life, Karen Marie, parents' James Francis Byrne and Margaret Leona Allen Byrne, Secret Byrne; and son-in law Frankie Aragon. Huge thanks to Midtown Manor for their loving all these years. Rick is going to be missed by many and loved by all. A viewing will be held at St. Marguerite Catholic Church in Tooele, Utah (15 South 7th street) on Friday, August 14th at 10:00 a.m. a Mass will follow at 11:00 am, followed by intermittent services at the Tooele City cemetery. A luncheon will follow at St. Marguerite Catholic Church. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.
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Douglas Rowland Kerr

Beloved father, grandfather, sibling, and friend passed away peacefully early Thursday morning on the 6th of August in Tooele, UT. He is survived by his son, seven grandchildren, and his brother and sister. Douglas will be missed. He is loved. He was generous, kind, thoughtful,  and always willing to listen to those who needed a listening ear. Born in Calgary Canada in 1930, he was raised in Cardston, Alberta Canada. As a young man he served an LDS mission to New Zealand. He briefly attended BYU,  and later attended The Royal Academy of Arts in London England where he made several life-long friends that he held very dear. Doug was an aspiring artist, playwright, and actor.  He loved Philosophy, Art, books, and debating the authorship of Shakespeare. He dedicated much of his life to learning about these things and spent many enjoyable hours doing so. He will be missed greatly by his family and those who were fortunate enough to know and love him. Dad, we love you. Sero Sed Serio. A graveside service will be held at the Tooele City Cemetery at 11 AM on Tuesday the 11th of August. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.
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Ethel West Bourget

On August 4, 2015, Ethel West Bourget passed away at home. She went to heaven to be with God surrounded by family who loved her. Born on March 5, 1942 in Cohoes, New York, Ethel graduated high school with honors. She met Norman Francis Bourget; they married and had a happy, loving life together raising their family until his death in 1984. Ethel was twice blessed to find love again with Nabor Medina, with whom she shared her life and love for 28 years. Ethel lived many places as she followed Norman in his navy career. He retired after 20 years and they settled in Tooele where they spent the remainder of their lives together. Ethel was a woman with endless love in her heart. She brought happiness to the lives she touched. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She raised her children with love. Ethel and Nabor loved traveling and saw many wonderful places together through the years. She loved doing genealogy and was an avid reader; everywhere she went, she had a book in her hand. She enjoyed playing cards with her friends and going to Wendover. Ethel was preceded in death by her husband Norman of 18 years, her beloved mother and father-in-law Aldora and Albert Bourget, her parents Thomas Sr. and Corinne West. She is survived by her beloved husband, Nabor Medina; her daughter Renee Anne Hauser (Christopher); son Norman P. Bourget (Ella) and grandchildren Adam and Ryan Hauser, Alicia and Krystal Bourget. Her sisters Patricia Galbraith (Frank), Mary Bellnier (Charles); one brother Thomas West Jr. and her brother-in-law Paul Bourget. Her family became larger when she fell in love with Nabor and she is also survived by step children Velma (Woody) Gober, James Medina (Carolyn), Anne Medina, and many more beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren as her family continued to grow. She has many good friends who will miss her greatly, including Carol and John Jeffers, Stacey McCracken and too many more to name. The family would like to thank the nurses at Canyonview Hospice, and Father Sam for the support and comfort they provided. A funeral mass will be held August 10, 2015 12:00 p.m. with with a visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. at St. Marguerite's Church (15 S 7th St, Tooele, UT). Interment will follow at Tooele City Cemetery. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.
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Angela Lynn Matkin

Angela Lynn Matkin, was born on July 31, 1979 and passed away peacefully on August 1, 2015 in Tooele, Utah. As a graduate of Tooele High class of 97 she continued her education at Utah State University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture. Always a friend of mother earth, her green thumb came through by the path of flowers she left behind. And now, Heavenly Father has called his master gardener home. She shared her love with everyone she touched, and greeted them with a big hug and a smile. Always open, honest and living life to the fullest. Nothing was more important to Angie than being a loving mother and caring Aunt. She loved being outdoors, and playing with her kids. She loved Red Butte Garden, hiking Southern Utah and Arizona. She would end every day watching the sunset on the mountains. As her life now fades from us, her warmth will always be felt. Angela will always be remembered through her husband, Augusto Cotte, and children, Benicio, Olivia, and Marcelo Cotte. By parents Gary and Gloria Matkin. By brothers Gary (Barbara), Bob (Souad), Jeremy (Suzette), and John (Kathryn) as well as many nieces and nephews that she loved and adored deeply. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, August 6, 2015 at the LDS chapel located at 1030 South 900 West, Tooele. There will be a viewing held Wednesday, August 5th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Didericksen Memorial, 87 W Main, Grantsville, as well as one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church.  Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.
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Claude Don Castagno

Our loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully on Tuesday July 28, 2015, at his home in Grantsville Utah. He was born in Lake Point Utah on November 6,1929 to Tony Castagno and Wavie Yates. He married his sweetheart, Norma Browne, on August 26,1950. Together they had 3 children, Kelly (Jodie) Castagno, Karen Castagno and Kristine Renneau (Jeff Gagnon). Claude worked at the Tooele Army Depot for 40 years, retiring on August 2,1993. He lived in Tooele County his entire life. He loved horses and anything to do with cowboy living. He enjoyed rodeos, watching boxing and the San Francisco 49ers. Claude loved being around his family. He especially loved spending time and playing with his grandkids and great-grandkids. Claude is survived by his children, brothers Wendall (Peg) and Doug (June), sister Ireta Lindway and Sister inlaw Joan Castagno. Along with 15 grandkids, 18 great-grandkids and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife, grandson Damian Blue, 6 brothers and 1 sister. Claude is going to be missed by many, and loved by all. A viewing will be held Friday, July 31, 2015 at Didericksen Memorial, 87 W Main St, Grantsville, Utah 84029, from 6-8 pm. Funeral will be held Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Grandpa Claude‘s barn, 374 West Apple St Grantsville, Utah 84029, beginning with a viewing at 10:00 AM and services beginning at 11:00 AM. Graveside services will be at Grantsville Cemetery. The family is asking those attending to wear casual or western attire. We would like to give our sincere thanks to Jodie Castagno for taking excellent care of our dad and attending to his every need.
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William Keith Adamson

William Keith Adamson passed away in his home on Saturday, July 18, 2015 of a heart attack. He was a great father, grandpa and friend to all that go to know him. He was born January 9, 1957 to Joe Adamson and Phyllis Adamson and stepmother Melva Adamson. He had a big family: Steve Adamson, Ed Adamson Jr., Joseph Adamson and Sandra Adamson. His stepbrothers and sisters are Robert Patterson, Rick Patterson and Sue Smart. He had many children: Angie Adamson Osbahr, Sandra Adamson, Corie Adamson and Andie Adamson with his first wife, Christine Koopman. He had a relationship with June Osbahr and they added more children to our family: Son Adamson and Adam Adamson. He was also like a father to: Tony Osbahr, Melinda Osbahr Ramsey, Michael Osbahr, Nicayla Osbahr, and KKyle Osbahr. He had six grandchildren: Keith Osbahr, Christina Adamson, Crystal Osbahr, Justice Adamson, Cutler Adamson, and Anihus D'Angelo Galaviz Adamson. He was also like a grandfather to all of his step grandchildren. He loved working with his hands and head. He often wanted to show us all new things about new trades and carpentry. He loved wood working in all kinds of ways. That's why he had a long career in construction. He was so full of knowledge and was always trying to teach us all the things that he knew. He made us all better people in life for that. We all love him very much. I don't think a day will go by that we don't remember He will be greatly missed, loved and revered by all. LOVE YOU POPS!!! Graveside services with military honors will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, July 27, 2015 at Utah Veterans Memorial Park Cemetery, 17111 South Camp Williams Rd, Bluffdale, UT. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.
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Sharon Ann Brand

Sharon Ann Brand passed away peacefully in her home on July 13, 2015 surrounded by her family.  She was born in Mobile, AL on June 12, 1949 to James Marion and Louise Dyal Tillman.  Sharon worked for the FBI in Virginia, and eventually moved to Utah where she married Robert J Brand on April 18, 1975 in the Salt Lake Temple. Sharon had many talents, including singing, sewing, cooking, piano, and arts & crafts.  She served in many callings in the LDS church.  She especially loved being a Grandma. Sharon is survived by her loving husband, Bob of Grantsville, her five children, Adrian (Michele) of Grantsville, Neal (Heidi) of Syracuse, Rebecca, Russell and Rachel all of Grantsville, 9 Grandchildren, and her Sister Linda Carr (Leonard) of Spring, Texas. Funeral Services will be held on July 18, 2015 at 12pm in the Grantsville LDS West Stake Center on 115 East Cherry Street, Grantsville, UT 84029.  Preceding the funeral a viewing will be held from 10-11:30am.   Interment will be at the Grantsville City Cemetery.
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Alfread E. Fox

Alfread E. Fox, born January 14 1955 in Lehi, Utah, passed away early on July 10 2015 at home with his family by his side. Alfread is survived by his parents, Marshall and Louise Fox; brothers, Rick, Shaun, Russell, Roy, and Randy; sisters, Ida and Debbie; His loving wife, Gail, of 39 years; his son, Jason; and grandsons, William and Calym. Alfread served in the U.S. Army and then spent 30 years working for the government at Deseret Chemical Depot and Dugway Proving Ground. Alfread had many friends and was loved by all that got to know him. He would do anything for anybody. He was a kind and generous man and will be missed by all. A viewing will be held Wednesday, July 15 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Didericksen Memorial (87 W. Main, Grantsville). A private interment will follow at Tooele City Cemetery.
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Mary Ruth Hammond

Grantsville, Utah - Our beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, neighbor and friend, left mortality to return to her Heavenly Father, July 2, 2015. She was born December 20, 1947 to Marvin Franklin Young and Thelma Ruth Carter. She married Thomas R. Hammond on August 20, 1970 and that marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She is survived by her husband, Tom, sons Troy, Travis, Todd, Tovey, daughter Autumn (Hancey) and a wonderful posterity of 20 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Gary and three grandchildren, Keenan Hyrum, Natalie Antoinette and Bowdie Bob. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints serving in many ward and stake positions throughout her life in the Primary, Relief Society and Young Women organizations. She also served for many years as a ward organist and pianist. She loved playing the piano and organ but she also loved playing the Clarinet and Trumpet in the BYU Marching Band. After being married just a short time, she took a Geneaology class and became totally committed to searching out her ancestors. Through her dedication and research, she was able to meet some of her relatives in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee that none of her immediate family knew about and remained in close contact with them for years. She loved submitting names to the LDS Temple so individuals could begin receiving their temple work. During the course of forty + years she submitted over 55,000 names for temple work. Imagine the reunion she is having now. She was a Reporter for the Tooele Transcript Bulletin for nineteen years. She received numerous state and national awards for her in-depth coverage of news breaking stories. Her main passion in writing was for her weekly column "From the Heart" in which she expressed her feelings about every day events that affected many people's lives. Mostly she loved doing feature stories about people within Tooele County which recognized them for their many talents and contributions. Her stories would be in the Transcript's quarterly magazines so many people had an opportunity to read them. She would not just focus on the individual but she would find out who their parents were, where they came from, what they did for a living, etc. After reading her stories about a certain individual, you would feel like you knew them for years even though you never met them. She also had the opportunity to go to Haiti to witness the great dedication of medical experts who volunteered their time to assist some of the greatest people she ever met who had serious physical disabilities but always had a smile on their faces. Unfortunately, she wasn't able to bring them home with her, she really wanted to. Although she truly loved doing the Lord's work, she totally loved being around her children and grandchildren. Watching them participate in school, sports and other activities brought constant joy to her. She will be greatly missed by those that knew her but many cherished memories of her will be remembered for years to come. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2014 at the Grantsville 9th Chapel (414 W. Apple St, Grantsville). Friends and family may visit Wednesday, July 8th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at Grantsville City Cemetery. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.
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Gilbert Manchego



Our beloved husband, daddy, grandpa, great grandpa, great great grandpa, brother and friend passed away July 2, 2015. Born to Enrique and Lucinda Lavato on October 4, 1930. Gilbert's mother passed away 17 days after he was born. His Uncle and Aunt, Tranquilino and Carlota Manchego raised him as their own, to Gilbert they were Mom and Dad. He always made everyone feel very special! Gilbert married his (honey) Rita Torres on September 2, 1950, they were married nearly 65 years. Gilbert is survived by beloved Wife Rita, Daughters Debbie Merino (Richard) and Diane Harlan (Frank), Sons Darrell Manchego and Doug Manchego (Valarie). Valarie was more like a daughter than a daughter in law. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. Sisters Clorinda, Virginia and Sylvia. Inlaws Max Martinez (Joan), Frank Martinez (Aurora), Lorraine Archuleta (Larry), Elaine Martinez, special niece Williene Lucero and many other nieces and nephews which he loved dearly. Preceded in death by Grandson Andrew Ryan Manchego, his parents and Inlaws Lydia and Max Martinez, Brothers and Sisters Carlos, Flaviano, Orlando, Clorinda, Lola and Irma (Manchego Side) Henry, Florence, Jenny and Ellian (Lavato Side). And very special friends who were more like brothers, Alonzo Romero and Jake Aragon. Viewing will be held July 8, 2015 6-8 PM with Rosary starting at 7:00. Funeral will be July 9, 2015. Viewing 10-11, Mass starting at 11:00 AM. St. Marguerite's Church, Tooele UT. Interment will follow at Tooele City Cemetery. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.
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Gracia Peterson Harris

1937 - 2015
Gracia Peterson Harris passed away peacefully at home on July 2nd with her family by her side. Gracia was born November 19, 1937 to Archie and Lourraine Peterson. She grew up in Grantsville with her sister, Karen. She was married to Ronald Harris in the Salt Lake Temple on August 17, 1956. She was an active member of the LDS church. Mom and Dad started their life in Grantsville, later moved to Tooele, then spent the last 38 years of their life in Vernon, Utah. My mom loved to sew. She loved her involvement in her church assignments. She had a great love for her family and friends. My mother is preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, Kevin Harris; and daughters, Shelli Harris and Jaelynn Harris. She is survived by her daughter, JaNae Young (Richard); sister, Karen Johnson; four grandchildren, Tandy Day (Travis), Brian Young (Cami), Shawn Young (Samantha) and Lindey Young. Also, surveved by 8 great grandchildren. What a reunion in heaven my mom is having. I love you, Mom! Funeral services will be held at the Vernon LDS Chapel on Wednesday, July 8th, at 12 p.m. with viewing one hour prior. Interment will follow at 3:30 pm at the Grantsville City Cemetery. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial 435-277-0050.
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Larry H. Breitweiser

Larry Breitweiser, of Stansbury Park, passed away at home the morning of June 15th. He joined his small dog, Ralphie for a walk across the Rainbow Bridge. Larry was born July 10, 1941 to Edron Breitweiser and Treo Just in Ogden. He married Elaine Mattson on June 20, 1987. He worked over 20 years in the mining business. He loved spending time with his family. Larry is preceded in death by his 3 brothers Dean, Bob, and Jerry Breitweiser; his two oldest children Kathy Breitweiser Ongley and Kirk Breitweiser. Survived by his wife Elaine Mattson Breitweiser, sons, Clifford and Kevin (Sharon); daughters, Celeste (Michael) and Heidi (Edwardo); 5 grandsons and 1 great grandson. There will be a memorial service at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church at (1784 Aaron Drive, Tooele) on Friday at 12:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Life's Worth Living at any America First Credit Union.  Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.
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Afton Maland Warburton

Afton Maland Warburton, 83 years young, sweetly passed from this earth Saturday, June 13, 2015, at her home in Grantsville, UT. She will be greatly missed by those who lived at “the compound” and those who lived away from here also. She was born November 14, 1931 in Lake Shore, UT to William H. and Zina Maland. Being the youngest child, she was used to getting all the attention she wanted. She had two brothers, Earl and Reed, and two sisters, Norma and Sarah, all who have preceded her in death. She married her sweetheart, Jerry H. Warburton, on February 24, 1951 in Elko, Nevada. They spent all the time they could together, hunting, fishing and exploring the Utah West Desert until he passed away in November 24, 1986. They were sealed together for time and all eternity on September 1, 2012 in the Salt Lake Temple. She spent 5 months traveling around Alaska but returned to the desert living in Grantsville during the summer and Quartzsite, Arizona in the winter. She will be deeply missed by her Quartzsite friends and all the fun times they had together. She is survived by her three children, Rebecca (Lynn) Taylor, Grantsville, David (Annette) Warburton, Grantsville, and Jeff (Louise) Warburton, LaPoint, UT. Also survived by 9 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren and many others who called her Mom. She helped everyone who needed her, especially if it was something to do with quilting. She has made hundreds of quilts, selling some and giving most away. We love her but know her life on earth is finished and she has a great work to do on the other side of the veil. We love you Mom, Grandma, Sister, Aunt and Friend. A viewing will be held Thursday, June 18 from 11:00 to 12:00 at the Grantsville 9th ward, 415 West Apple, Grantsville. Interment will follow at Valley View Memorial Park in West Valley City. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.
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Sharon Colleen Gundersen Larsen

Heaven got a little brighter today –as our Beautiful Angel left this world. We lost the beauty of her smile, the warmth of her friendship, the sound of her laughter, the artistry of her hairstyles and the beautiful fragrance of her flower gardens. Her beautiful voice has now joined heaven’s choir. She has always been a friend to the friendless, a listening ear to the discouraged and down hearted. No one loved little children and babies more than Sherry. To those who didn’t know Sherry before her disease, you missed one of earth’s greatest ladies! She was a beautiful wife, a devoted mother and a dedicated sister and friend. Yes, Heaven got a little brighter while our world grieves her loss. Sharon Colleen Gundersen Larsen was born September 9, 1943 to Grant and Marjie Gundersen. Sherry grew up in Holladay, Utah graduating from Olympus High School. While she was attending Continental Beauty College she met the love of her life, Earl, at a church dance. They were married on September 14, 1962 in the Manti Temple. They moved to Grantsville in 1964 and have lived there ever since. Sherry worked out of her home as a beautician for many years, making many lifetime friends. Sherry loved music. She sang with her sisters on many programs, including many Old Folks Sociable’s and funerals. She also loved to play the accordion. Sherry was a woman of great faith. She was very active in the LDS church serving in many ward and stake positions. After Earl retired, they served a mission in the West Indies where they were able to serve the young missionaries and the special people of Guyana. Sherry was preceded in death by her mother, Marjie Calvert Gundersen. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Earl Larsen, her children Becky (Robert), Julie (Steve), Connie (Doug), Gary (Tiffany), Michael (Gina), Michelle (Justin), John (Brooke) ,Laurie (Cody) her 32 grandchildren and four great grandchildren– the joy of her life! She is also survived by her father, Grant Gundersen (96) and her seven siblings (Vicky, Sandy, Kristy, Jerry, Cindy, Kim and Tarvy). A viewing service will be held on Sunday, June 14, from 6 to 8 pm in Grantsville, Utah (550 E. Durfee St). Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 15 at 12 noon at the same location with an additional viewing that morning from 10 to 11:30 am.
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Dorothy Arlene Terry

On June 5 2015 Dorothy Arlene Terry passed away from this life to return to her Father in Heaven. She will be missed dearly by those fortunate to have had the opportunity to get to know her. Her infectious personality and all around loving nature had a way of making everyone around her feel loved. Born on December 14, 1956 in Torrence, California to Barbara and Earl Lesina. She was preceded in death by both of her parents, and father in law Darwin Earl Terry. She is survived by her husband Randall Terry, Brother Earl Lesina Jr., Sister Lisa Preston, her children Nicole and Justin Newbold, Jason and Rashelle Terry, and Randy and Mary Jo Terry. She is also survived by the pride and joy of her life, her grandchildren Brayden, Bria, and Jase Newbold, Brooke, Erin, and Abigale Terry, and Kaitlyne, Peyton, Kielee, and Tryton Terry. She lived for her grandchildren and did everything she could to make sure they knew how much she loved them. Funeral services will be held on Saturday June 13, 2015 at the Stockton, Utah LDS Ward from 11:00-12:30. There will be a viewing that morning from 10:00-11:00 also held at the Stockton LDS Ward. Donations can be made to the family at America First Credit Union under Dorothy Terry Memorial. "Walk Tall Mama!"
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Manuel Andres Gonzales Sr.

Our Heavenly Father decided it was time to gain another angel. Manuel A. Gonzales Sr., age 85, was called home on Monday, May 25, 2015. He was born on September 29, 1929 in Ranchos De Taos, N.M. to Elizardo and Juanita Gonzales. He married the love of his life, Teresa Anglada (Gonzales), in 1950. They made their final home in Tooele, UT in 2001 after living in Taos, N.M. for several years. He worked at Tooele Army Depot for 30 years as a mechanic. He then retired June of 1976. Manuel enjoyed fishing, car restoration, and spending time with his family. Manuel was proceeded in death by his parents, his brothers Pat and Ted Gonzales and his half brother George Chavez. Manuel is survived by his brother, Frank Gonzales; his sons Freddie Gonzales (Linda), Manuel Gonzales Jr. (Patsy), Eli Gonzales (Brenda); daughter Pauline Akridge (Bob); as well as 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Viewing and funeral services will be held on Monday, June 1st at the First Assembly Of God, 127 N. 7th Street (corner of 7th St. and Date St.) in Tooele, Ut. Viewing will be held at 10:00 A.M. Funeral services held at 11:00 A.M. Graveside services to follow at the Tooele City Cemetery. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.
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Evelyn Cook Adams

Our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother, Evelyn Davenport Cook Adams, returned home to her heavenly father Tuesday, May 12, 2015. She was born July 24, 1923 to her parents, Samuel and Chloe Lorlean Davenport. She enjoyed telling people that she had a parade on her birthday every year. Evelyn was a member of the LDS church. In her earlier years Evelyn was a waitress at the Bonneville CafĂ©, then later on worked at the Tooele Army Depot where she retired. Evelyn loved camping, fishing and just loved to be outdoors. When she wasn’t outdoors she loved to crochet, which she won several ribbons. She also enjoyed writing poems and doing her two favorite word games, scrabble and crosswords. She was always telling stories and jokes, she loved to make people laugh. She loved her family and was an amazing mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She wasn’t afraid to tell you what was on her mind and what she thought of things, which made things much more exciting in the family and everyone loved to know what Evelyn had to say. Evelyn is preceded in death by her first husband Daniel Cook, her second husband Norm Adams, her son Danny Cook, daughter Norma Adams, brothers; Layland Sackett and Jack Davenport, sisters; Dorothy Sackett and Alice Green, and daughter-in-law Terri Cook. Evelyn is survived by her sons, Dutch (Peggy) Cook, John Cook, Gene (Linda) Cook, Blain (Julie) Adams, 13 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren, sisters Neva (Brad) Bracken, and Lavena Smith, brother Dwayne Davenport. Special thanks to all the sweet people at Diamond Janes. You made her stay there feel just like home. Evelyn’s funeral services will be held in the Grantsville 3rd Ward Chapel at 428 South Hale Street, Grantsville, Utah on Friday, May 15, 2015 at11:00 am (there will be no viewing prior). Services entrusted to Didericksen Memorial.
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