Estell Robison Bennett

September 15th, 2020

12/15/1923 ~ 9/14/2020

Estell Robison Bennett was called to her heavenly home on September 14, 2020 in Fillmore Utah.  Estell was born on December 15th, 1923 in Fillmore, UT to Fauntella Davies and Melvin Alonzo Robison.  She was the second of seven children, and Soften spoke about her love of making mud pies and climbing trees when growing up.  While Estell attended the LDS business college she lived with Lagrande Richards’ family in Salt Lake City. Estell was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in several callings: Primary President, Relief Society President, and her favorite as the eternal Ward librarian. She was a faithful member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and never missed a meeting (that we know of).  She married her sweetheart Jess Charles Bennett on January 31st, 1945 in the Salt Lake temple (he only had to ask her three times.) Read the rest of this entry »

Sandra “Sandy” Lyn Walker Sorensen

September 11th, 2020

2/4/1962 ~ 9/11/2020

On September 11, 2020 we lost one of the brightest lights in our family. Sandra Lyn Walker Sorensen was Born on February 4, 1962 to Fred & Beverly Walker in Spanish Fork, Utah. Sandy attended most of her schooling in Springville, Utah.
Sandy married Lanny Sorensen on November 8, 1997. They are the perfect example of what love is. Sandy & Lanny raised their family in many places Utah, Colorado, Las Vagas, NV.
Sandy is survived by her loving Husband Lanny Sorensen; mother, Beverly (Phil) Meade; children, Casey (Roxy) Walker; Ronnie Sorensen,; Mandy (Todd) Sorensen; Jason (Kelli) Sorensen; Wade (Britney) Lewis; mother -in-law, Darla Sorensen; siblings, Tammy Brereton; Fred (Nancy) Walker; Michelle (Gary) Dastrup; grandchildren, Jasmyn, Casey Jr, Josh Walker; Halley, Hannah, Hollee Mitchell; Lyndsee, Blake, Lexi Sorensen; Read the rest of this entry »

Gary Allen Miner

September 11th, 2020

10/12/1941 ~ 9/11/2020

Gary Allen Miner, 78 died on September 11, 2020 in his Washington, Utah home supported in his fight against brain cancer by his wife, children, grandchildren and close friends for most of his final year. He was born in Mount Pleasant, Utah on October 12, 1941 the son of Parker James and Mary Margaret (Terry) Miner and lived and worked on the Fairview family farm until 1963.

Gary graduated from North Sanpete High School in 1959. He later met Dawn Faith Rudd Mitchell in Salt Lake City and they were married June 2, 1960 and sealed in Manti Temple June 1, 1963. They raised their family in Provo, Utah where Gary worked as a Police Officer, as a K-9 officer, corporal and detective. He developed a variety of valuable training and community outreach programs for which he received statewide recognition. Read the rest of this entry »

LaRue Johnson Beck Stewart

September 8th, 2020

5/24/1927 ~ 9/8/2020

Mt. Pleasant — LaRue Johnson Beck Stewart, 93, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother returned home to parents, siblings, husbands, son, granddaughter, grandson & great grandson in Orem, Utah (on her son, Stephen Kelly Beck’s birthday). She was born in Fairview to Myron Levi Johnson and Margaret Luella Terry Johnson on May 24, 1927. She was the youngest of seven children. She attended grade school and middle school in Fairview and graduated from North Sanpete High School in 1945. LaRue was selected as Miss Liberty (Miss Fairview) the year after she graduated from high school. She worked as a bookkeeper for Bradshaw Auto Parts after graduating. While working she met Delmar Jacob Beck and was married April 2, 1947 in the Manti Temple. Read the rest of this entry »

Kayanne Een Rasmussen

September 5th, 2020

6/10/1939 ~ 9/5/2020

Kayanne Een Rasmussen, of Brigham City, Utah, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 5th, 2020 at McKay Dee Hospital. She was born on June 10th, 1939 in Murray, Utah, into the U.S. Great Depression and oncoming WWII, with rationing and unrest. Kay and her 3 siblings were raised by their hardworking single-parent mother, Lola Redd. Lola along with her 4 children (La Mont, Kay, Trish, and David), moved in with her mother, Myrtle Drucilla (Porter) Redd. Kay grew up with a love for music, swimming, climbing trees and riding horses.  She spent her 5th-grade year with her beloved Uncle Bill in Scipio, Utah where she could outride all the boys her age and many who were 1 or 2 years older.  Her favorite childhood memories were living with her angel grandmother and spending many summers with her Uncle Bill. Read the rest of this entry »

Melonie Laverne Harris

August 28th, 2020

5/25/1970 ~8/28/2020

Melonie Laverne Harris50 of Fairview, UT passed away August 28, 2020. She was born May 25, 1970 in Payson, UT to David Charles and Sherlynn Laverne Mattinson Harward. She graduated Spanish Fork High School in 1988. She married Kelly James Harris in Spanish Fork in 1995. She worked at the Develop Mental Center in Provo for 15 years. She devoted herself to her passion of helping and bettering the care for those with special needs. Her dedication to helping those in need were so strong, she spent her last moments caring for her mother and mother-in-law “Partner in Crime.” Our beloved mother passed doing the things she loved. Singing and dancing with her kids and playing with her grandbabies. As well as spending time with her hobbies with her husband. Read the rest of this entry »

Courtney Lee Armstrong

August 27th, 2020

4/4/1956 ~ 8/27/2020

On August 27th, 2020 our loving Father Courtney Lee Armstrong passed away at the age of 64 years old in Reno, Nevada. Born in Salt Lake City and raised in San Francisco, Court had a west coast wild child spirit. He spent most of his days being a loyal family man, raising his children in Maple Valley, Washington where they enjoyed camp trips together, backyard firework shows, and attended Sunday meetings at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His daughters, their spouses, and his grandchildren were the joy of his life.

He is a 39 year retiree from United Airlines where he excelled as head Fueler and Ramp Serviceman. He was known for his free-spirited personality, intimidating long beard, and deep voice. On the outside, he looked like a real tough guy but on the inside, he was a giant teddy bear with a heart big enough to fit everyone in it. Read the rest of this entry »

George M Christensen

August 25th, 2020

11/19/48 ~ 8/25/2020

George M Christensen, 71 of Mt. Pleasant, UT, passed away August 25, 2020. He was born November 18, 1948 in Shelley, ID to Perry George & Bonnie Hope Morley Christensen. He married Myrna Jean Christensen November 19, 2004 in Mount Pleasant, UT. George was a truck driver and farmer and enjoyed fishing and camping with his family. He is survived by his wife, Myrna Christensen of Mount Pleasant, UT; his 4 children; step son, Gene Brake; and his grandchildren; siblings Andrea (Doug) Madsen, Jerusalem, UT; Marie (Bobb) Brown, Burley, ID; Paul (Carol) Christensen, Burley, ID. Preceded in death by his brother, John Christensen. Graveside services will be held Monday August 31, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery under the care of Rasmussen Mortuary.

Virginia Nelson

August 24th, 2020

1/24/1931 ~ 8/24/2020

Virginia Nelson
Our beloved mother and grandmother, Virginia Nelson returned to her heavenly father and loving husband on August 24, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born the youngest of 3 children on January 24, 1931 in Salina Utah, daughter of Leo and Zina Broadhead. She married the love of her life, Stanley Nelson on August 20, 1948 in Orem Utah.
Virginia lived a life of service. She loved to take care of others and it showed in everything that she did. She loved her home the Utah Jazz and the community of Lawrence. In her fruitful life she was employed as a nurse and care giver. Read the rest of this entry »

Ralph Edward Huddlestone

August 21st, 2020

3/18/36 ~ 8/21/2020

Ralph Edward Huddlestone, our beloved husband, father, and brother, passed away peacefully on Aug 21, 2020 at the age of 84. He battled vascular dementia and related physical issues for several years. Ralph had a gift for making friends and left an impression of kindness with everyone he met.

Born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, to Francis Orsby & Mathilda Bischke Huddlestone February 18, 1936, Ralph was the youngest of five children. His school teachers saw his talent for art and encouraged that career path. He moved to Provo, Utah to attend Brigham Young University and lived throughout Utah for the rest of his life. Although he always honored his Canadian heritage, Ralph was proud to become a U.S. citizen in 2007. He was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and an example of Christ-like love and service to all who knew him.

A brilliant artist and calligrapher, Ralph was inspired throughout his entire life by the colors and natural beauty of the world around him. He enjoyed a long career pursuing what he loved, from sharing his talents as an art professor at Utah Technical College and Snow College, to an award-winning turn as a graphic designer, which eventually led to building his own successful sign painting business. Ralph was an accomplished pilot, a skilled creator of model train layouts, an explorer of the American West and always had a friendly word and a smile for everyone.

He is survived by Mary, his wife of nine years, daughters Julianne (Joel) Duffin, Shelly (Scott) Thorne, Amy (Nate) Nelson, stepdaughter Wendy (Shawn) Henry, stepsons Jamie Godman, Brian (Maggie) Godman, Jeff Godman, brother Bob Huddlestone, 17 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents and siblings, Leonard, Frances and Wallace.

A viewing will be held for Ralph in Mt. Pleasant, Utah on Friday, Aug 28 from 6-8 PM and Saturday, Aug 29 from 9:30-10:30 AM at Rasmussen Mortuary, 96 N. 100 W. Graveside funeral services will be Saturday at 11 AM at Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery, 900 S State Street.

Ralph’s family strongly encourages guests to wear masks and practice social distancing during these events. To protect those at high risk, instead of hugging, let’s agree to fist bump or wave. In lieu of flowers, do something kind for someone else because that’s what Ralph would do!