Sarah "Marie" Forakis

Our Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and friend Sarah "Marie" Forakis, age 76, passed away surrounded by her loved ones at home on September 30, 2016. She was born in Terrell, Texas on Oct 9th 1939 to Willie and Minnie Hector. Marie was a devout member of the First Baptist church, regularly attending services, women's bible study and weekly prayer meeting. In her lifetime, she was a nursing assistant specializing in elderly care and a real estate agent in the Tooele area. Marie and her late husband, Richard Higley, owned the Skyline restaurant, where she delighted people with her good cooking, especially her pies! Marie was very creative and taught ceramics at the senior center and the Tooele Army Depot. She had a green thumb and loved to garden. She married George Forakis on February 28, 1986 in Grantsville. Together, they enjoyed traveling, camping and more than 30 joyful years of love. Her soft southern drawl will be missed by all who knew her! Marie is survived by her husband George, daughter Julie Higley, son Wayne Higley, stepson Mike Forakis, son Joseph Higley (Vicki), stepson Gary Forakis (Debbie), and daughter Wanda Anderson (George). 15 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents , 9 sibilings, husband Richard Higley, stepdaughter Susan and granddaughter Crystal. Services will be held at The First Baptist Church 235 W. Main St. Grantsville, Utah. Friday October 7th at 11:00 am. Our Family will forever be grateful for the loving care and respectful treatment she received from Barbara, Sharon, and Mary Ann, of Canyon Home Care and Hospice!
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Tony James Miera

1973 - 2016
Beloved Dad, Son, Brother, and Uncle, Tony James Miera, passed away Sept. 27, 2016 from health problems. Tony was born Sept 21, 1973 raised in Oakley, UT and lived in Tooele, UT. For 15 years, he was the son of Philip Miera and Terry (Bob) Lindsay; fiance Deanna Baetz; has two daughters Ashley Miera and Morgan Miera; two sisters Shelly (Larry) Sandoval and Tracy Robertson; many nieces, nephews and cousins; stepchildren Lateicia, Jocelyn, Koralee, Colton, Kyle, and Hunter; grandsons Parker, Sylis and Wesley. Was honorably discharged from the Army in 1997. Preceded in death by sister Deborah Lindsay, grandparents, aunt and uncles. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct 1st at 11:00 am at the LDS Church at 180 S Coleman, Tooele, UT. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Oakley City Cemetery. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.
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Marvin Oborn Yates

1918 - 2016
Marvin Oborn Yates, 1918-2016. Our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend departed this life at the age of 98 on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in Vernon, Tooele County, Utah. Marvin was born on January 28, 1918 in Vernon, Utah to Hyrum Isaac Yates and Zina Oborn. He attended elementary school in Benmore, Vernon and Eureka , Utah and graduated from Tooele High School. Marvin married Ruth Saunders on May 1, 1939 in the Salt Lake Temple. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served faithfully in various callings and especially enjoyed serving in the Jordan River Temple. He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth Saunders Yates, son Leon Marvin Yates, daughter Saundra Yates, his parents, brothers Theron, Norman, Dwain, and sister LaVon Drury. Also preceding him in death are his son-in- law Joe Hargis, grandson Troy Rasmussen, and great grandsons Bronson Rhodes and Isaac Hargis. He is survived by his daughter-in- law Ellen Yates, son Garald Saunders (Frances) Yates, daughter Sharon Martha (Lynn) Halladay, daughter Sheryl Marie Hargis, son Marlin Michael (Debi) Yates, 20 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, 23 great-great- grandchildren, sister Belva Iverson and brother Don (JaNae)Yates. Marvin is loved and will be missed by all who know him. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 26, 2016 at the Vernon, Utah LDS Chapel at Noon. Those who desire to visit with the family may do so from 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. prior to the services. Interment will follow at the Vernon, Utah Cemetery.
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Walter Dee Ewell

1927 - 2016
Walter Dee Ewell was born in Mammoth, Utah on September 27, 1927. He passed away peacefully in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 20, 2016 at the age of eighty-eight. He married his sweetheart and eternal companion, Florence, for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on October 16, 1946. His greatest loves were his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; he would light up whenever they were near. A mighty man of faith, he actively served in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints throughout his life. He especially loved serving as a bishop in West Jordan. Walter was an amazing story teller with a sense of humor that would draw his listeners in as he shared personal experiences from his lifetime. He was an instant friend to those he met. Walter loved people and was able to convey that love in a way that made each person feel valued and special. He was an incredibly hard worker. His entire life he labored with his hands to bless the life of his family. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Florence, and his children Colleen (David) Anderson, Diane (Mike) Tea, Peggy (Curt) Doman, Pamela (David) Brady, LaMar (Meg) Ewell, James (Julie) Ewell, Robyn Flowers, Tammy (Jeff) Allred, 43 grandchildren, and 90 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son-in- law Curt Doman (Peggy) and grandchildren Florence Emma Brady and Luke Harvey Tea. A viewing will be held at the Westbrook chapel (6500 S. Dixie Dr., West Jordan, UT 84084) on Friday, September 23 rd from 6:00-8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 24th at 11:00 am at the Westbrook chapel. Interment will be at the Provo City cemetery. Condolences can be expressed at didericksenmemorial.com.
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Norman Arthur Holton

1951 - 2016
Norman Arthur Holton (Norm) passed away peacefully of cancer at his daughter’s home in Grantsville, Utah on September 16, 2016. Born July 18, 1951 to Clinton and Ellen Holton in Salt Lake City, UT. Norm spent his childhood in Salt Lake City and Elko NV. As young man he lived in Salt Lake City for a time until he moved to Cedar City Utah. He eventually moved back to Elko to be close to family and worked as a plumber, a trade he learned from his father which he proudly passed on to his sons. Norm enjoyed good times with friends and family, bragging on his favorite football team and watching old movies and Westerns. Surviving is one daughter- Noreen (Scott) Stuart, Grantsville UT; three Sons-Bruce, Missoula MT; Quinn, Wilsonville OR; Lawrence Holton-Lander, U.S. Marine Corps; four brothers -Allen, Jack, Alex and Earl; three Sisters-Janell Euler, Cynthia Orme, and Sandra Christenson; 7 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and longtime companion Brenda Ladd. Norm is preceded in death by his daughter Crystal, parents Clinton and Ellen, brothers Ronald and Clinton. If friends or family desire, contributions for Norm's final expenses may be sent to: 89 Deseret Cir, Grantsville, UT. 84029. Per his request, no services are scheduled; however, a celebration of life will be held September 25, 2016 from Noon – 3:30pm at 948 Tuscany View Rd, Midvale, UT. Lunch provided.
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Lee C. Roberts

Beloved father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away peacefully at The Gathering Place Sunday, September 4, 2016. Born June 8, 1926 in Escatawpa, Mississippi to Kizzie Gertrude Bond and Joseph Allen Roberts. Married Rosemary M. Roberts, March 29, 1947 in Wendover, Utah. He served in the Korean War as a water purification specialist, and was stationed at Wendover Air Field in the Army Air Corp. Retired from Tooele Army Depot. He later worked at Oquirrh Hills School and loved the friends he made there. He enjoyed time with his family, helping on every project that they came up with. He also loved time with his beloved dog Sweetie Pie. He is survived by his three sons: Lee C. Jr, (Sheila), Mountain Green, Utah; Joseph C. (Annette), Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Mark W. (Tina), Erda, Utah. Also, 12 Grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Marguerite’s Catholic Church, 15 South 7th Street, on Saturday, September 10, at 1:30 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Interment at Tooele City Cemetery. Special thanks to our sweet friends at Canyon Home Health and Hospice who took such good care of him, most especially to Ellen, the “Lee Charmer”, Guy and Patty G!
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