Johnny Bryan Pitt

Returned to his Heavenly Home on January 30th 2016 (from a massive heart attack). He was loved, honored and respected by all those who knew him. The first thing most people were impressed with is what a kind heart he had. He had a wonderful way of loving everyone that he knew. He touched each of our lives with his example of Christ like love, patience, kindness and integrity. He was born (October 12, 1951) and raised in Tooele, Utah. Graduated from Tooele High school, lettering all 4 Years in swimming and went to state. Attended Southern Utah University then served a wonderful mission to the Cook Islands. He gave 8 years of service in the Army National Guard. He loved and played baseball, then coached a first place winning county rec. team. Some of his passions were hunting, hiking, muscle cars, politics and patriotism. But his first love was always his family, and friends, with a special place in his heart for his primary children. No words can express how greatly he is loved and how intensely he will be missed by all those privileged to know him. But we are comforted by the knowledge that there was great joy in Heaven, when he was welcomed home by his father and mother, Donald Bryan Pitt and Ruth Shields Pitt, many Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles who preceded him. Those of us left to carry on until we are able to be with him again, His wife; Mary W Pitt, Children; Bryan Pitt ( Rhonda) Richelle Morrison (Matt) Devan Pitt, Alia Pitt, and Trent Bello. Todd Bello, Trevor Bello and Tim Bello. Siblings; Craig Pitt (Dolene), Alan Pitt, Barry Pitt (Michelle), Peggy Pitt (Larry) and many, many grandchildren, great grand children, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. A viewing will be held Wednesday, February 3rd, at the LDS Overlake 4th Ward building (220 W 2200 N, Tooele) from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Funeral services will be held at the same location on Thursday, February 4th. A viewing will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 am and the funeral will be at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Tooele City Cemetery (361 S 100 E, Tooele). Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.

Pauline Nichols Walters

Pauline Nichols Walters passed away quietly at home and into Heaven January 17, 2016. Born March 11, 1921 to Limuel J. and Bernice (Barnes) Nichols in Winona Missouri. Preceded in death by husband Bradford T. Walters, parents, brothers Gene and Junior, daughter Louise (Larry) Wittenburg, son Bradford (Clara) Walters Jr., and one granddaughter Penny Walters. Survived by son Ronald (Margaret) Walters, daughter Clara (Brad) Walters, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, brother Ivan and sisters Joyce and Esther Nichols. Talk to you later Mom. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 23rd at the First Baptist Church (235 W Main, Grantsville) with a viewing one hour prior at the same location. Interment will follow at Grantsville City Cemetery. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.

Ethan Patrick Hyde

Ethan Patrick Hyde, born March 17, 2000 to Jereme D Hyde and Jennifer Bratt Mecham, left us unexpectedly to rejoin his Father in Heaven on January 11, 2016. In Ethan's short time he touched many lives - family, friends and neighbors alike fondly remember his mischievous laugh, funny expressions, and sense of humor. Ethan loved to play basketball and soccer where his skill, effort and enthusiasm more than made up for any size disadvantage. He also enjoyed building with Lego, playing XBox, and eating anything with Sriracha sauce on it. He especially loved camping, fishing and hunting, and was very proud of his first successful deer hunt with his Dad in October. Ethan is dearly loved and is survived by his parents, stepfather Eric C Mecham, sisters Carlee and Melissa, brothers JD, Ryan and Shane, grandparents David & Connie Hyde, Ed & Stephanie Naglack, Bratts, Mechams and Hoopes, great grandmothers Shepherd & Rudy, many aunts & uncles, and 28 1st cousins. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, January 18th at the LDS Chapel located at 417 Benson Rd, Stansbury Park, Utah. A visitation will be held at 10:15 prior to services. Interment will follow at 3:00 pm at Santaquin City Cemetery. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050. Donations for funeral expenses are accepted at

Mark Dean Riddle

Mark Dean Riddle, age 39, passed away Jan 11, 2016. He has returned to be with his Heavenly Father and reunite with his mother Diane Quinn and Sister Patricia Ann Mason. Those who knew Mark will tell you that he has a deep love for his wife, children, family, and friends. He was a hard worker and had a great sense of humor; he was skilled with his hands and loved anything mechanical. Mark loved his wife of four years, although they were childhood sweethearts who found each other once more. Mark loved his children very much. They helped keep him going through difficult times. Mark loved to wrestle with the boys and tease the girls. He was excited that he was working with his son Marky. Mark is survived by his forever love Ammie Riddle (Perkins), his sons Mark and Damin, his daughters Alexis, Stasia, and Alissia Riddle. His stepson Richie Sutton, stepdaugters Saydee and Morgan Sutton. Three grandchildren with one on the way. His Father Emery Dean Riddle and his wife Debra Allan Riddle. Brothers David, Derek, and Emery Riddle. His beloved grandmother Bonnie Gardner. And numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and good friends. Mark was preceded in death his mother Diane Quinn, Sister Trisha, Grandfather Oswald Gardner, Delos and Nola Riddle. There will be a Memorial Service at the Grantsville City Cemetery on Tuesday Jan 19, 2016 at 11:00 am. Following interment there will a luncheon and Memorial at the Grantsville Stake Center (550 E Durfee St, Grantville Utah). His family askes that you bring your favorite happy memories of Mark to share at that time. Marks family is heartbroken and is in need of your thoughts and prayers. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to help pay for burial expenses. There has been a Gofundme account established in Mark's name. We would like to thank Mr JR Didericksen for his compassionate help at this time.

Tauna Lynn Nielsen

Tauna Lynn Nielsen, 58, was reunited with her heavenly family suddenly Saturday, January 9th, 2016 after a full life living with juvenile diabetes. She was born January 17th, 1957, to Don and Karla Dastrup in Fillmore, Utah. She was raised and planted deep family roots in Holden, Utah with her six brothers and two sisters. She loved being from a small town, she was involved in the community and various school groups, she was a member of 4H, and through her love of animals was a rodeo queen for two years. With a scholarship she left home to attend college at Weber State. During this time she met Grant E Nielsen, they fell in love and were sealed for time and all eternity in the Manti temple on April 21st, 1978. They together built their own family with two sons, and two daughters and later eight grandchildren. She loved being a Mother and more so a Grandma. She was happiest building memories with her family and loved ones. She loved to read, bake, garden, going overboard for the holidays and most of all going to Disneyland with her family. She believed in the magic of innocence and lived with a full heart. She survived by her husband Sexy Buns, children Summer (Jenna), Morgan (Chelsi), Alexis (Chandler), Grandchildren Kathryn, Aurora, Julia, Noah, Charlotte, Phoebe, Dakota and Keenan. Her Sisters Kristine(Steve) and Nanette(Dave), and her brothers Matt (Amanda), Morris and Rodney. She was preceded in death by her son Joshua, her parents Don and Karla, brothers Scott, Richard, and Greg. There will be a memorial service at 417 Benson Rd, Stansbury Park Friday the 15th 6-8pm. The viewing will be at 11am Saturday the 16th at the ward house in Holden, Utah followed by the funeral service at 1pm ending with the graveside dedication at the Holden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers there is a fund set up at Mountain America for Tauna Nielsen acct#10289172. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.

Alison "Ali" Lee Daniels

June 29 1979 - January 4, 2016
Ali was born in Tooele, UT to Kirk Williams and Patti Cook on June 29, 1979. Her early years were spent growing up in Grantsville and Tooele, and she graduated from Taylorsville High School. She married the love of her life and high school sweetheart, Roger Daniels, on July 17, 1999 and together they had 2 sons; Kaleb and Gage. Ali was first and foremost a wife and mother and found joy in just being with her family. Her 3 "boys" were her life! She was an avid soccer mom, talented crafter, and thoroughly enjoyed a good practical joke. Ali always had country music playing but would occasionally switch it to pop and dance around the kitchen with one of the boys. Our annual family camping trips to Palisade Reservoir were a favorite trip of hers. Ali taught us how to fight courageously and never give up. She taught us how to go through struggle and pain with abundant grace. 2 Tim. 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." Roger's angel left her earthly body in trade for a strong and healthy one to spend eternity with her Savior. Ali has many friends and family who will miss her beyond what words can express. She will be greatly missed by Roger Daniels (husband), Kaleb Daniels (son), Gage Daniels (son), Patti Cook (mother), Todd & Melanie Heitman (sister), Dennis Williams (brother), Craig Puff (brother), along with many more friends and family. Psalm 34:18 The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. A time of remembrance will be held 11:00 am on Saturday, January 9th, at Valley View Mortuary , 4335 W 4100 S. Formal services will follow at 12.00pm. Interment at the Grantsville City Cemetery. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.

Ray Valdez

(Jose Remigio Valdez)
1932 - 2016
Did you see those light blue sparklers at 5:45 A.M. New Year’s Day? That was our beloved husband, father, and grandfather saying his good byes. Ray Valdez (Jose Remigio Valdez) passed away at his home surrounded by his family on January 1, 2016 at the age of 83. Ray is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Carolyn Powell Valdez. They were married on January 22, 1965 in Elko, Nevada. Ray’s legacy lives on through his son’s, Todd (Deanna) of Waterford, CA, Rick (JoAnne) of Stansbury Park, UT, B.A. (Angela) of Tooele, UT, Paul (Kim) of Berea, KY; 14 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; his Sister Anna Giron, many nieces and nephews, and his faithful companion: his dog Charlie. Ray was born in Rio Arriba, New Mexico on July 21, 1932. He graduated from West High School in 1950 and joined the U.S Army, serving in the Korean War. Ray earned his Cabinetry and Building Inspection Certifications from Utah Trade Technical College. He worked at the Tooele Army Depot as a Mobile Equipment Inspector. He enjoyed Camping, Fishing, Coaching Boxing and Baseball with all of his boys and many other youth in the Grantsville/Tooele Community. He is preceded in death by his Parents Alejandro Valdez and Ramonita Pacheco Valdez, his sister’s Susie Esquibel and Bernice Jones, his brother Joe Garcia and his grandson Adam Valdez. The Family would like to extend a special Thank You to Canyon Home Care & Hospice staff for all they did for Ray. Barbara Herrera, Patty Greigo, Cherylynn Miller, Ellen Rojas, Guy Evans, Patty Bringard and Sharon Ekins. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 7th at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Chapel located at 428 S. Hale St, Grantsville, with a viewing one hour prior to services. Interment will follow at Grantsville City Cemetery. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.