Kenneth Edwin Smith

January 18th, 2020

2/16/1959 ~ 1/18/2020

Kenneth Edwin Smith,60, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away at the Sanpete Valley Hospital on January 18, 2020. His remaining son, family and good friends surrounded him when he passed at 8:11p.m. Kenneth was born on February 16, 1959 in up state New York to Wallace Francis & Grace Mary Remington Smith. On January 21, 1980 in Arapahoe, WY, he married Sheila Charlene Hermanson together they raised two sons, Joshua David Smith, and Samuel Wallace Smith. Kenny had a love for music, and agriculture that he enjoyed to the fullest to his last days. He grew up milking cows. His wife of 32 years proceeded him in death on August 10, 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Allen Bernell Christensen

January 13th, 2020

8/14/1937 ~ 1/13/2020

Allen Bernell “Boon” Christensen passed away peacefully with his sweetheart by his side after a valiant, 6-year battle with cancer. Bernell was born August 14, 1937 in Spring City, Utah to Allen and Ruby Christensen. He was the oldest brother to Voneal, Robert and Marilyn.
While attending Moroni High School, Bernell thrived in sports, especially baseball and basketball, lettering all 4 years.
After attending Snow College, Bernell married his high school sweetheart, Sherrill Tidwell, in the Manti Temple, July 18, 1958. This began their 62 year journey through life together. Shortly after marriage, they settled in Salt Lake City, but a piece of his heart would always remain in the Sanpete Valley.
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Leona Adaline Felton Lichtenwalter

January 13th, 2020

3/17/1923 ~ 1/13/2020

Leona Adaline Felton Lichtenwalter passed away January 13, 2020 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. She was born March 17, 1923 at Moland, Minnesota. She was the second child of Adelbert Austin Felton Jr. and Ina May Griffin Felton. Her siblings were an older brother, Clyde Faudyce Felton and younger siblings Earnest Lyman Felton, Almerta Aretha Ferdon, Edna Marie Faanes, and adopted son Clyde Faudyce Felton Jr. She is survived by Almerta Aretha Ferdon of Sunset, Utah and Clyde Felton Jr. of Indiana. She joined the WAVES in 1943 where she met and married Calvin John Lichtenwalter of Chicago, Illinois, a Marine double amputee. They were married Feb.10, 1945 at Mare Island, California. Read the rest of this entry »

Elliot Julius Arnoldson

January 9th, 2020

5/20/1927 ~ 1/9/2020

Well, we’ve done it. We finally discovered how long an Arnoldson can truly live. Our track record wasn’t very spectacular until now. At age 92, Elliot outlived his mother and wife by three years, eighteen years longer than his sister, one son by 40 years, his father by 61 years, and his brother by 86 years. All with his staple diet of mutton and gravy.
Elliot Julius Arnoldson escaped the shackles of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia on the morning of January 9, 2020 in Centerfield, Utah after sustaining injuries from a fall a month prior. He was born in Moroni, Utah sometime between May 20th and May 24th in 1927 to Elyoung and Henrietta Christensen Arnoldson. Records were not meticulously kept in those days so no one was certain exactly which day he was born. Read the rest of this entry »

Robert “Bob” Ned Rees

January 6th, 2020

Robert “Bob” Ned Rees, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend passed away January 6th in the comfort of his home with his wife by his side. Bob was born March 24, 1960 to Thomas Junior Rees and Coral Kaye Peterson. He married his soul mate, Brinda Lee Brewer on February 20, 1980. Together they had two beautiful children, Annie Kaye and Robert Thomas.
Bob worked as a coal miner for Skyline Mine for the past 29 years. In his spare time, Bob enjoyed shed hunting, wood working and most of all being a grandfather to his precious grand children, Mitchell, Brock, Cole, Sophie, and Kayson. Read the rest of this entry »

Marilyn Larsen

January 3rd, 2020

6/9/1939 ~ 1/3/2020

Our dear mother, grandmother, and friend Marilyn Larsen is now dancing again with the love of her life. Marilyn has returned home to her Heavenly Father on January 3, 2020. She loved to cook, camp, and fish. She also loved sharing her memories and stories which were endless adventures. Marilyn loved each and everyone of her children and grandchildren even though distant, she remained full of love for each of them. Marilyn along with her husband worked extremely hard at providing for their family and also a successful automotive business. JD Auto was her second home. Along side of Geno they managed and built a legacy. Marilyn was known for her sassyness in a very class way. She will forever be missed and laid to rest along with her life long husband. James Eugene Larsen, Sr. Read the rest of this entry »

Linda Kay Peterson

January 2nd, 2020

6/6/1944 ~ 1/2/2020

Linda Denney Peterson, 75, died January 2, 2020, at her home on the farm she loved in Oak Creek, Utah. Linda was born on D-Day, June 6, 1944. She grew up in Salt Lake City with her two sisters, Vickie and Bobbie Jean, and three brothers, Don, Jimmy, and Kip. Linda was naturally skilled at drawing and painting and was an avid reader and movie buff – hobbies that she pursued throughout her life. An adventurous soul, Linda enjoyed family camping and rafting trips, exploring Alaska, taking jeep safaris in Southern Utah, and houseboating on Lake Powell. She lived in California and Louisiana before permanently returning to Salt Lake City where she worked 27 remarkable years as the primary dispatcher / “Queen Bee” of campus maintenance at the University of Utah, retiring in 2004. While working at the University she met the love of her life, Keith Peterson, with whom she shared 39 wonderful years. Keith preceded her in death on January 4, 2017. Linda is survived by her children, Richard (Karen), Lisa (Jeff), Lela (Tom), Kelly (David), Connie, and Shawn, as well as her 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and her siblings, Vickie (Don), Jimmy (Nancy), and Don. A burial service will be held at the Fairview Cemetery on Saturday, January 11th at 11 am followed by a celebration of life at the LDS Church Cultural Hall, 131 E 100 N, Fairview, UT. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairview Museum of History and Art.

Keith S Petersen

December 26th, 2019

6/19/1959 ~ 12/26/2019

Keith S Petersen, also known as “Sleepy” to a lot of people passed away December 26, 2019 in Spring City, UT. Keith was born June 19, 1959 in Mount Pleasant, UT to Dean and Velma Simons Petersen. Keith married Tamara Lee Hendrickson February 10, 1981 in Mount Pleasant, UT. Keith was a hard worker and was known for working on appliances. He loved going on the mountain with Tami to go look at flowers and get fire wood. Keith enjoyed helping Tami with her flower beds. He loved to spend time with his grand kids. In his spare time he liked to work and build cars. He is survived by his children and his grandkids, Jackey (Ron) Jensen, Provo, UT; Bradley (Belinda) Petersen, Centerfield, UT; Ashlee (Steve) Bryant, Springville, UT; Angie (Joe) Peterson, Spring City, UT; Kristine (Jason) McCoard, Spring City, UT; Read the rest of this entry »

Ralph (Gray Eagle) Bates

December 26th, 2019

6/6/1943 ~ 12/26/2019

Ralph (Gray Eagle) Bates born June 6th 1943 in Las Vegas New Mexico crossed over and joined his ancestors on December 26th 2019…he was 76 years of age. Ralph (Gray Eagle) Bates is survived by his beloved wife Patricia (Rusty) Bates, his sons Robert and Damon and his daughter Denise (Neven) Hannon. Ralph had 11 grandchildren 21 great grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and four fur babies. Ralph loved the outdoors. He love fishing hunting and spending time in the mountains with his wife and his fur babies. His passion was his Native American lineage and he celebrated his heritage with great pride. He was Southern Cherokee an Choctaw. During his time with his tribe he was proudly appointed Nation Chief and represented his people in our Nations Capitol to bring about great changes for future generations. Ralph was proud to be a pipe carrier and in his time he humbly used his gifts from the Creator to serve others in their time of need and was gifted with the highest honor from his peers the Eagle Feather. Ralph entered the Navy at 17 years of age and proudly served his country with 3 tours in Vietnam. Finally decided after being shot down a third time he should leave the Navy before his luck ran out and went to work for them as a civil servant and then went on to be one of the most sought after designing engineers for the oil industry allowing him and his wife to travel the world for work. Ralph was devoted to the love of his life Rusty and was known for saying that nothing existed before her. He was a kind and generous man who was always willing to lend a hand to his neighbors. Memorial service will be held January 2, 2019 at the red brick church in Mt Pleasant 49 S. State Street at 1:00 pm. Online condolence at

Kamille Lee Averett

December 23rd, 2019

7/28/1958 ~ 12/23/2019

Kamille Lee Averett, 61, Mt. Pleasant passed away Monday December 23, 2019 at Utah Valley Hospital.
Kamille was born July 28, 1958 in Mt. Pleasant Utah to Jim Averett & Jeanette Osborne (Terry). Kamille was a loving mother, a great friend and an all around amazing person, who will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her. She enjoyed gathering with those she loved more than anything in the world.
Kamille is survived by her step-father Ross Terry, sisters, Kris Strate & Diane (Carl) Poulsen, children, Lindsey Averett & Jeremy (Franki) Christensen, grandchildren, Averie, Analee & Christian Ivison & Wesley (the dog) Christensen.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Leisha LaCrone, father Jim Averett, mother Jeanette Terry, brother Charles (Chuck) Averett, brother-in-law, Kendall Strate, grandmothers, Melba Averett & Alta Osborne.
Services will be held Friday January 3, 2020 at the 4th ward red church, 49 S. Main St. Mt.Pleasant at 2:00 pm.