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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