LaNila Jensen

August 28th, 2016

5/20/1943 ~ 8/28/2016

5/20/1943 – 8/28/2016
LaNilaJensenLaNila Jensen-Day was called home to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on August 28, 2016 after several years of illness. Family and friends are invited to a Graveside Memorial Service in her honor on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 12:00 Noon at the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, Utah. She is survived by her niece, Nicole Anderson (Mike Tycer), three great nieces and nephews, Brittney, Justin and Jennifer Othon, and her great-great nephew, Nikko Othon. She is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Laverne and Mary June Jensen, and her sister, MaryVee.

Tregen Kim Lewis

August 26th, 2016

9/8/1980 ~ 8/26/2016

LewisTreganCropTregen Kim Lewis returned to his Heavenly Father on August 26, 2016 after losing his battle with depression. Tregen was born September 8, 1980 to a loving birth-mother, Gretchen Hurst Stanton, who unselfishly gave him up for adoption to Keith and Pearl Lewis who raised him with unconditional love. He attended both Orchard and Sharon Elementary, Canyon View Junior High, Orem High School (graduated 1999), and University of Utah. He was married to Morgan Henderson on September 11, 2013.

Tregen was always unique. His friends have described him as “an odd genius”. He had a brilliant mind and a variety of talents. Read the rest of this entry »

Judy (Nyman) Fergus

August 26th, 2016

1/24/1939 ~ 8/26/2016
!cid_image001_jpg@01D20080Judy (Nyman) Fergus passed away of heart failure Friday evening, August 26, 2016, at age 77. She was born January 24, 1939 in Logan, Utah, the first born of five children, to Andrew Junior Nyman and Jane (Burrell) Nyman. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Lynn T. Fergus, two children, Robert T. Fergus and Nancy (Fergus) Leonard, four grandchildren, Curtis Fergus, Lindsay (Leonard) Mack, Samantha Leonard, and Joshua Bruns, two brothers, Jay Nyman (Coy) and John Nyman (JoAnn), two sisters, Jolene Laird and JeNae Roberts (Wayne).<!–more.._ Judy was very well known and loved by her community in Fillmore, Utah. She served two separate terms as Relief Society President, the first term for five years, and was currently in her 4th year of her second term. She also served a term as the Millard East President of Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Judy loved serving in these roles and she would drop anything she was doing to help others in any way she could. She was a wonderful wife, mother, aunt and grandmother, and will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. Her family will miss her famous pies, hot rolls, and contagiously silly sense of humor. A viewing will be held Tuesday evening, August 30, 2016, at the Fillmore Stake Center at 7:00pm. Graveside Service will be Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at Fillmore City Cemetery at 1:00 pm. Online condolence at

Madalyn Monsen Bennett

August 25th, 2016

5/6/1956 ~ 8/24/2016

BennettMadalyn2Madalyn Monsen Bennett, age 60 passed away from this mortal life to return to her Heavenly Father on August 24, 2016 at the Fillmore Community Hospital with her devoted husband close by her side. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and has fought valiantly for the past 8 years. She is a beloved wife, daughter, sister, grandmother, friend and school librarian. Madalyn was born in American Fork, UT on May 6, 1956 to loving parents, Lewis Farrell and Janet Johnson Monsen. Madalyn was the second child out of seven children. Growing up in Magna she had many friends who loved to dance. She loved growing up in Holden and working on the farm with her dad. Read the rest of this entry »

Thelma S. Smith

August 25th, 2016

9/14/1923 ~ 8/25/2016

IMG_1683Thelma Smith left this earth on August 25, 2016 at the Sanpete Valley Hospital in Mount Pleasant, UT, surrounded by family members due to complications resulting from a stroke. Thelma was born on September 14, 1923, to Silas Thales Smith and Elvena Sessions Smith and grew up on Shell Creek, east of Greybull, Wyoming. She was the 5th of six children, with four older brothers and one younger sister. As a young woman she learned from her mother the extensive homemaking skills that she would use and pass on throughout her life. She also developed a deep love for music and performing at a young age, another talent she shared freely and impressed upon her children and grandchildren.
She met the love of her life, Metz Neilson Smith, at a church dance. During their courtship they became a dynamic duo on the dance floor and were asked to instruct and teach dance lessons at many different events and occasions both then and throughout their life together. They married on October 8, 1945 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Raising a family on their ranch became a priority and they were blessed with eight children: Roland, Marcel (Robyn), Connie (Lane) Keisel, Sylva (Neil) Lamont, Amy (Rick) Paxman, Myrna (Earnie) Hammer, Ben (Alice), and Randy (Christina). Those children added 42 grandchildren, 66 great grand children, and 22 great great grandchildren. Grandma Smith made sure that each one was recognized on their birthday with a handmade card and some grandma dollars, and took great pride in her large posterity.
Thelma was very active in leadership for the local and state Farm Bureau organization, and also served in significant roles within the Republican Party. Because of her involvement in these capacities she often wrote and contributed editorials and articles for the local newspaper.
Metz was involved in a tragic horse accident in 1987, which left him in need of 24/7 care. Thelma spent the next eight years caring for and serving her husband until his passing in 1995. She later made the gut wrenching decision to sell the ranch and leave the friends, family and life she had known in Wyoming to move to Utah and start a new adventure. She quickly made new friends and felt at home among the other family members nearby. She was a staple of service and friendship within her neighborhood
Thelma spent her life serving faithfully in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In addition to serving in her local units, she also served two full time missions, one in Las Vegas and one in Carlsbad, California. Besides her family, her highest priority was to serve her Heavenly Father by serving her neighbors and friends. She had a passion for humanitarian service and family history work and was preparing to leave and serve in these capacities on the day of her stroke. Valiant to the end!
Her presence in the lives of her family members and all who came in contact with her was large, and though she will be greatly missed – we honor her and feel grateful for the legacy of love and service she has left behind.
Funeral services will be held Friday September 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Mt. Pleasant North Stake Center at 461 N 300 W in Mt. Pleasant, Utah with a viewing from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. prior to services at the church.
Thelma’s body will be transported back to Wyoming for burial. There will be an informal potluck dinner for family and friends on Saturday evening, September 3rd at 5:00 pm at the LDS Church between Greybull and Basin WY. Graveside Services to be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at the Whaley Cemetery near Shell, WY with Interment folllowing. Online condolences at

Kathie Gardner Cluff

August 13th, 2016

12/16/1958 ~ 8/13/2016

CluffKathieCoupleCropKathie Gardner Cluff, Wife, Mother, Sister, Grandmother Aunt, and friend, passed away on August 13, 2016. Kathie was Born December 16, 1958 and was 57 years old. She was the daughter of Norma Barton and Ben Gardner and grandchild of West and Wilma Barton. Kathie married her sweetheart and honey on March 23, 1990, Brent Cluff. Together she and Brent had 5 children from previous marriages whom they both loved as their own. Together she and Brent lived in the Uintah Basin for over 20 years and just recently returned to Fillmore to retire. She is survived by her husband Brent, and children Jennifer (Cody) Smith, James Cluff, Shaun (Miranda) Brunson, Jamie Brunson and her fiancée Eddie Carter, and Wayne (Ashley) Sparrow. Read the rest of this entry »

Sheldon Lloyd Henriod (Aka Shultz)

August 12th, 2016

2/7/1948 ~ 8/12/2016

HenriodSheldonYoungCropHenriodSheldonCropSheldon Lloyd Henriod (Aka Shultz) born to Marietta and Donnell Henriod on February 7, 1948 in Moroni, UT left this earth on Friday August 12, 2016.
Shultz gave it his all in this life, a hard worker, a perfectionist. His crazy antics and practical jokes will surely be missed, but will be carried on by his 3 children Terry (Gina) Henriod, Tristin (BY) Singleton, and Shantell (Todd) Strelka. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Doris Ormond Henriod, his 3 children, 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and sister Patricia (Ralph) Anderson.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate live plants to plant in memory of Sheldon.
A celebration of his life will be held Friday August 19, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in the Moroni Activities Center (231 N Center).

Mark Elbert Tomkinson

August 10th, 2016

8/17/1954 ~ 08/10/2016

TomkinsonMarkYoungerCropTomkinsonMarkRecent copyMark Elbert Tomkinson, beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew and friend was born August 17,1954 and left his mortal journey at age 61 on August 10, 2016 after battling with several health issues including cancer, He was born to Howard Elbert and GayLa Swallow Tomkinson in Fillmore Utah and as a teenager moved to Salt Lake City. He attended South High School. He also lived in Tooele and Delta and for the past 20+ years has called Sacramento California his home. He has 45 nephews and nieces, 68 great nieces and nephews with 2 more on the way plus one great great niece. Read the rest of this entry »

Donna Mae Jensen

August 8th, 2016

6/28/1937 ~ 8/8/2016

JensenDonnaCropDonna Mae Jensen passed away quietly in her sleep on Monday, August 8, 2016 just after midnight due to complications caused by pneumonia. Donna was born June 28, 1937 to parents Lee Adair Seely and Verda Mae Stewart of Mt. Pleasant, UT. She married the love of her life Verl Quinn Jensen May 29, 1965. A grandma above all and beloved by all her grandchildren: Zakary, Kaylee, Jacob, Madison, Abraham, Jace, Aliyah, Logan, Sam and Mariah. She is survived by her husband Verl, two children Michael (Elizabeth) & Melissa (Ryan) McArthur, Sister Darlene (Douglas) O’leary, Brother Lannie (Kathy) Seely, Brother Larry (Monalee) Seely, sister-in-law Shirley Seely and countless hundreds who knew her as Mom, Aunt Donna, or Grandma Donna. Read the rest of this entry »

Spencer Neil Bennett

August 8th, 2016

11/19/1985 ~ 8/6/2016

BennettSpencerCropSpencer Neil Bennett Nov. 19 1985 – Aug. 6 2016
Passed from this earthly life to meet his loving Savior and Grandpa Jess, Grandpa & Grandma Monroe. Spencer is survived by his sweetheart Kylee Bickerton Bennett, and daughter (Princess) Ireland. Parents Melvin Jess and Jerris Bennett of Holden UT. Siblings Chelsea (Travis) Begay of Orem UT, Jamie (Brandan) Beerli of Springville UT, Shelley (Brian) Masteller of San Antonio TX, Adam (Julie) Bennett of Provo UT, Katie (Sandy Alan) Rollins of Cedar City UT, and Britney (Trevor) Morrison of Spring TX. Grandma Estell Bennett of Holden UT. 13 Nieces & Nephews, Aunts and Uncles. Read the rest of this entry »