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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.