John Edward Fultz

1941 - 2016
John Edward Fultz passed away on May 28, 2016 after battling dementia and other illnesses. John was born November 29, 1941 to Joseph R and Georgia Johnette Fultz in Indianapolis, IN. He married to Iola Fae Brown on February 16, 1962 and they were married for 24 years. Together they had 5 children, Johnette (Steve), Edward (Tammy), Tom (Chris), Tricia and Jaclyn(Jake). They were later divorced. John married Jan Hawkins on October 4, 1986. He welcomed her son Mitchell, as his own. They were together for 30 years. John served in the Army from 1959-1962 and was honorable discharged. He worked at the Tooele Smelter and in the Ammunition areas of the Tooele Army Depot for many years. John enjoyed spending time with his kids camping, riding motorcycles and coaching his girls in softball. But he was especially happy seeing his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and learning what they were up to. He enjoyed woodworking and created many beautiful pieces. He enjoyed spending time in the garden with his son Tom and his family. He loved animals and enjoyed being in their presence. He was always willing to help someone in need, and was continually getting compliments on the that beautiful head of curly hair. He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a sister Sharon Reid (IN) and brother William (Judy) (WA). He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Joseph and Mike, and twin sons Edward and Nathan. He will be dearly missed and always remembered for his generosity, willingness to help and deep love. The family would like to thank the nurses at the Canyon Home Health Care and Hospice and the staff at Magnolia House for their kindness, understanding and compassionate care. A memorial service will be held on June 4, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Old Grantsville Church 297 W Clark St. in Grantsville. Family will receive visitors 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Ophir Cemetery. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association and spend time with those you love and never take their smiles for granted.

Carol Bowers Hammond

1949 - 2016
Carol Bowers Hammond beloved Sister, Aunt and Friend, and faithful servant of Jesus Christ passed away surrounded by her family and friends on May 22, 2016. Born October 8, 1949 to George Fredrick and Lucille Bowers Hammond in the Tooele Valley Hospital. She lived in and attended school in Grantsville, Utah. After graduating, Carol attended and graduated from Robert Stewart Beauty College passing her state boards in the top 5% of her class. After a few years of owning her own Beauty shop, Carol returned back to school where she received her equivalent associates’ degree in business. After graduating she started working for the LDS church where she faithfully worked for the Family History Department for 41 years before retiring in October 2015. As a member of the LDS Church she served faithfully in many callings. Carol participated in the Festival of Trees for many years with her special friends. She loved to bake, sew and in her later years tole paint. Never having children, she adored and doted her 2 nieces and 2 nephews often spoiling them rotten. Carol is survived by her brother G. David (Stacy) Hammond of Grantsville, Utah. Sister, Christine Smith of West Jordan, Utah. Nephews Micheal (Danette) Hammond of Grantsville, Utah, Jeffrey Hammond of San Diego, California. Nieces Tamara (Travis) Hallman of Powell Wyoming, Jennifer Hammond of Denver Colorado. Great Nephews: Samuel Hallman, Spencer Hallman. Great Nieces: Errin Hammond, Payton Hammond, Rachel Hallman, Emily Hallman. Viewing will be held one hour prior to services at 11:00 a.m. at the Mountain View 3rd Ward, 2901 West 9000 South Saturday, May 28, 2016. Interment in the Grantsville City Cemetery. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.

Dewey Clenneth Chapman

1937 - 2016
Dewey Clenneth Chapman, a beloved and devoted father, grandfather and husband, passed away May 21, 2016, in Tooele, Utah at the age of 79. He was born in Douglas, Arizona on May 15, 1937 to Alex and Ruth Chapman. He was the second oldest of seven children. He married Ann Zaslove on September 26, 1964. He is survived by his wife Ann, daughters Virginia Shurtz and Rebekah Nuckolls (Travis). Grandchildren Nicholas (Jeanette), Justin Daniel, Tyler (Alison), Jordan, Justin Anthony, Travis Jr, Lindsey and 3 great grandchildren, sisters Lillie Jinx, Claudia and brother Dallas Chapman. He was preceded in death by his son Daniel, brothers Alex and James, sister Virginia and parents Alex Chapman and Ruth Warford. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 1 pm at the LDS church located at 1717 N Berra Blvd, Tooele, Utah.

Elvis Eugene (Gene) Jones

1940 - 2016
Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and uncle returned back to our Heavenly Father on May 14th, 2016. Born on May 22nd, 1940 to Arthur J Jones and Donna A Anderson Jones. He married his soul mate, Alice Catherine Mounteer (Kathy) on March 19th , 1959. Their journey started leading to raise 4 children; Tawna Keyes (Don), Gina Thayne (Dennis), Mika Jones (RoseAnn), Matthew Jones (Paula) and 1 grandchild that they raised as their own, Misty Stout (Marty). Gene had a strong love affair with cars. He owned his own wrecking yard and body shop. He loved to spend time building racecars for his wife to race at our local race tracks in the 1970s and again in the early 90s. He worked as a member of the grounds crew for the Utah State Fair Park for 10+yrs and retired in 1990. He then was forced to deal with health issues and later returned to work as a security officer for CBI Security until he fully retired in 2004. Kathy passed away in 1998. Gene married Carlene Price in 2014. He loved his entire family and leaves behind Father (Art), Wife (Carlene), 3 of his children, 5 sisters (Doris, Linda, Grayce/Eric, Donna Jean/Dave and Ramona), 2 brothers (John, Bob), 5 step children, 38 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren. Proceeded in death by his Mother Donna, Sister Judy, Soul mate Kathy, oldest Daughter Tawna and Brother-in- Law George Romero. There will be a Life Celebration for Gene on: Wednesday May 25th at 10:00am at the LDS church located at 4605 south Westpoint Drive West Valley City, Utah. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Mika or Gina. “Thank you, Thank you very much. Elvis has left the building.”

Robert J Brand

Robert J Brand passed away May 12, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was born in Murray, UT on January 23, 1949 to Elden Dale and Wilberta “Bertie” Gosman Brand. Bob loved growing up in Midvale, UT where there were fields to roam and trees to climb. He studied music theory and composition at BYU and drafting at SLCC. He married his sweetheart Sharon Ann Tillman in the spring of 1975 in the Salt Lake Temple, and together they raised 5 children. In 1977 they moved to Grantsville, UT where he started the Tooele Valley Mosquito Control program. While there, he originated the mapping system now used throughout the state of Utah. At his retirement in 2014, he received the Don M. Reese award for his exceptional work. Bob was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was always willing to serve. He held many callings and loved being the ward organist. He loved the Book of Mormon above any other book. He was a missionary at the LDS Employment Resource Center at the time of his passing. Bob loved life. He had many friends that he held dear. He had an influence on many. But nothing brought him greater joy than his faith in Christ, and his family. He loved his wife and children beyond words. He loved being a grandpa, and the time he was able to spend with his grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by his loving parents, his little brother Larry (Cathy), and his sweet wife Sharon. He is survived by his five children, Adrian (Michele) of Grantsville, Neal (Heidi) of Syracuse, Rebecca Greenburg (Ben) of Tooele, Russell and Rachel of Grantsville, 12 grandchildren, his sisters Cheryl Nielsen (Gale) of West Jordan, and Joan Enniss (Merrill) of Bluffdale. Funeral services will be held on May 17, 2016 at 11:00am in the Grantsville LDS West Stake Center at 115 East Cherry Street, Grantsville, UT 84029. There will be a viewing the night before from 6-8pm and again prior to services from 9:30-10:45am. Interment will be at the Grantsville City Cemetery.

Farrell Veloy Butler

February 9, 1929 - May 8, 2016
Farrell Veloy Butler, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed away peacefully May 8, 2016. He was born February 9, 1929 to Richard Ellis and Clara Leone Butler at the family home in Grantsville.

Born and raised on a farm/ranch Farrell knew the value of hard work. It paid off as he (Fearless) and his high school buddies captured the State Basketball Championship two years running in 1946 & 1947. His athletic prowess proved to be just as good on the football field for GHS. He played one year for the U of U before serving his country in the Navy. He remained close throughout his life to all his friends in his 1947 GHS graduating class.

Farrell learned his vocation while serving in the Navy, becoming an avionics electronic technician. After completing his military service he married the love of his life, Martha Jean Hicks, on July 23, 1951. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple in 1958. He and his young family lived in Seattle WA while he worked for Boeing Aircraft. Eventually they returned to Grantsville where he worked for Hercules in the Aerospace Industry until he retired in 1992.

Most important to Farrell were his family, church and community. He supported his many children and grandchildren in all their activities. “Do Your Best” was his motto. He was a true Grantsville Cowboy and U of U Ute thru and thru. He served faithfully in the LDS Church as Bishop, Stake High Councilman and many other positions. He and Martha were founding directors of the Grantsville Family History Center, Served a Mission at the LDS Employment Center in Tooele and were Temple Workers. He was grateful to serve in whatever calling given him.

Humble, gentle, kind and loving are the words that best describe Farrell. A pillar of strength to all that knew him, he led in many capacities by example. Those who knew him cherished his friendship dearly.

The joy of his life was music. Whether at the Deer Hunter’s Ball, Father & Sons, or the Old Time Fiddlers, he loved to play his guitar and harmonica. The grandchildren loved to sing and dance when grandpa played his guitar! He had a special talent of bringing family and friends together with his music!

Farrell is survived by his wife of 64 years, Martha; his children, Wayne (Jeannine), Linda Christiansen (Steve), Bob (Belinda), Curt (Pam), Jolene Droubay (Scott), John (Marjorie) and Christie Carlson (Todd). He is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, his sister Leila Riding and many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 siblings, and a nephew Raddie, whom he raised as a son.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2016, 12 pm at the LDS Chapel, 428 South Hale Street in Grantsville. Visitations will be on Wednesday, May 11 from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10-11:30 p.m. prior to services at the same location. Interment will be at Grantsville City Cemetery. A special thanks to the staff at Diamond Jane’s for their loving care of our father. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.


Eloise Watts Griffiths

Eloise Watts Griffiths, beloved mother, sister, wife, grandmother, and friend, peacefully returned to her Heavenly home on Tuesday, May 3 rd , 2016. Eloise was born March 26th, 1944, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to LeMoyne and Emeline Watts. She was their fourth child and first daughter. In 1949, the family moved to the Island area in Logan, Utah, where she spent the rest of her childhood and college years. As the oldest daughter in a family of nine kids, she was teased by her brothers and was a second mother to her younger siblings. She loved Logan and often spoke of her dream of moving “home” after leaving Cache Valley. 

Eloise attended college at Utah State University, receiving her bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a minor in Music. She later returned to school to add Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Education to her repertoire. She taught at North Summit High, Western Hills Elementary, and Dugway Elementary, teaching all grades but kindergarten. Mrs. Watts was admired and revered by her students, as she was a charismatic teacher who engaged her class. Many times, she was given “troubled” students, who often turned into some of her best after experiencing her genuine kindness and interest.

In 1968, Mrs. Watts became “Mrs. Griffiths” after marrying her long-time friend and neighbor, Thomas Griffiths, in the Logan, UT temple. “Tommy” grew up right next door to Eloise in Logan, and the two were perfectly suited for one another. Shy Tom and outgoing Eloise would rarely be separated for more than a few days over the next almost 50 years. Starting their marriage in Dugway, Utah, where Tom worked for Dugway Proving Grounds, they bought a house and moved to Grantsville in 1976, three years after their first child, John Alan, was born. At that point, Eloise became a full-time homemaker and was entirely devoted to her husband and children. Tom and Eloise loved working together on the house and in the garden. Keeping their home and yard beautiful was a top priority in the Griffiths’ household. They loved growing their own vegetables, and won the Grantsville “Beautification Award” on different occasions.

In 1977, a daughter, Greta Marie, was added to the family. And the family welcomed a son, Nathan Thomas, in 1985, when Eloise was almost 42 years old. When people asked if Nathan was her grandson, she would just smile and laugh. Eloise was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and a true and faithful mother in Zion. She taught her children the gospel, and served diligently in many callings in the church, including Visiting Teacher, Primary Teacher, Primary Chorister, Family History Specialist, Relief Society Chorister, Relief Society 2nd Counselor, Relief Society President, Organist, and others. She was very talented musically and dramatically, and was a highly sought after voice and organ soloist. She also directed many musical programs and several stake “roadshows”.

Eloise suffered with health problems almost all her life, but maintained a cheerful attitude regardless, and accomplished many wonderful things. She was a shining example to all around her and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas Alan Griffiths of Grantsville, UT; son, John Alan (Alexia) Griffiths of Mesa, AZ; daughter, Greta Griffiths Ward (David) of Logan, UT; son, Nathan Thomas Griffiths (Nicki) of Mesa, AZ; her grandchildren, and her eight siblings. The family would like to thank the Grantsville 14th ward for all their unending love and support. Also, a special thanks to her wonderful, hardworking Hospice nurses that were so very helpful and supportive.

 Funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at the Grantsville Stake Center (550 E Durfee St). A “meet and greet” will be held prior to the service at 11:00 a.m. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.