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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