Ronald Read

October 17th, 2016

06/10/1927 – 10/17/2016

ReadRonaldRonald F. Read passed away October 17 in San Diego, California. He was born on June 10, 1927, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of Waldemer P. and Ethel Olsen Read. He graduated from East High School, and at the age of 18 he served in the Army Air Corps for a year at the end of World War II.
Returning to Salt Lake City he began studying at the University of Utah, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and then entered medical school. He worked several jobs during those years to pay for school, including as a lab assistant in the microbiology department. There he met his wife-to-be, Helen Loye Jensen of Mt. Pleasant, Utah. They were married in the Manti LDS Temple on September 12, 1957.
After graduating with a medical degree in 1958, Dr. Read interned at the San Diego County Hospital, followed by a three-year residency in psychiatry at the University of Utah. During that time and afterward, he worked at psychiatric hospitals in Utah and Wyoming.
In 1964, Dr. Read accepted a position with the San Diego County Community Mental Health Service, which later became the San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital. He served most of his career in community mental health capacities. His first position was director of a day center for psychiatric patients. Later in his career he worked in the psychiatric emergency room. He retired at the end of 1995.
In 1981 he helped establish a monthly newspaper for the San Diego LDS community, the San Diego Seagull. He served as publisher for 18 years.
Dr. Read had many interests beyond medicine. He particularly enjoyed music, computers, astronomy, gardening, camping, traveling and photography. He played the piano and was a tenor soloist. He sang with several choirs over the years and had parts in various musical productions.
Above all, he loved his family. He and Helen had five children: Matthew, Christopher, Karen, Spencer and Allen. They have 26 grandchildren.
Memorial services and burial will be held in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, on Saturday, October 22. Services will begin at 10:30 at the LDS Church on State Street and 3rd South.

Anna Venice Sorensen

October 13th, 2016

7/18/1924 ~ 10/12/2016

SorensenAnnaCropVenice Sorensen, 92 of Spring City, Utah, passed away October 12, 2016. Born July 18, 1924 to Henry & Forrest Peterson Noorda in Salt Lake City, Utah. Married Lee Ray Sorensen March 6, 1942 in the Manti LDS Temple, they enjoyed 68 wonderful years together. She was a wonderful mother and fabulous cook. Venice will be truly missed by all who knew her.
Survived by her children, Michael (Jayne) Sorensen, Spring City, UT; Ruth (Joe) Nielson, Fruit Heights, UT; Mark (MaryAnn) Sorensen, Spring City, UT and Neil (Kimberly) Sorensen, Spring City, UT; sister, Carol Joy (Vaughn) Thompson, Mt. Pleasant, UT; 8 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, husband Lee Ray, brother Edwin, sister Beverly.
Visitation will be at Rasmussen Mortuary Monday, October 17, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Interment immediately following the visitation in the Spring City Cemetery. Online condolences at

Sotero “Ruben” Munoz Lazaro Sr.

October 11th, 2016

06/03/1940 ~ 10/11/2016

LazaroSoteroHatSotero “Ruben” Munoz Lazaro, Sr, 76 of Delta, Utah, passed away October 11, 2016 after a battle with Pancreatic cancer. Born in Pueblo Mexico, to Faustino and Margarita Lazaro (deceased), lived in Delta, Utah for 56 years. He was a loving husband and father. He will be missed by his many family and friends.
Ruben came to the U.S. in 1960 when he worked as a ranch hand, manager, sheep herder, and farm hand. He worked for 35 years with the Millard County Road Department, restored several classic cars, and was an accomplished traveler. He had a prosperous trucking company in the community, hauling hay, coal and whatever needed moving. He was a pillar in the community and a friend to all. Read the rest of this entry »

Michael William Estey

October 11th, 2016

11/14/1944 ~ 10/11/2016

EsteyMichaelMilitaryMichael William Estey passed away peacefully in his home, on October the 11th, surrounded by his loving family. Michael was born November 14th, 1944 in Oakland, California to William and Lorraine Estey, the second of six children. Michael graduated from San Leandro High School, Chabot College and Salt Lake Community College in the Engineering Field.
Michael served honorably as a SeeBee in the US Navy 114th Construction Battalion as a Petty Officer 3rd Class (E4), as a Draftsman/Engineer’s Aide during the Vietnam War. Read the rest of this entry »

Ronald Paul Bean

October 9th, 2016

7/19/1939 ~ 10/09/2016

BeanRonaldCropRonald Paul Bean, age 77 of Fillmore, UT lost his battle with dementia on October 9, 2016.
Ron was born on July 19, 1939 in Mineral Wells, TX, to Hubert R. Bean and Margaret Ann Daniel, both deceased. He is survived by his wife, Deaun; children, Anita (Richard) Ward, Tricia (Jeff) Sanders, Emily O’Reilly, and sons Greg & Jeff Griffith; grandchildren, 6; and great grandchildren, 7. Ronnie will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother and son. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother and son. Read the rest of this entry »

Lloyd Ross Noyes

October 8th, 2016

08/22/1952 – 10/08/2016

NoyesLloydcropLloyd Ross Noyes passed away peacefully on October 8, 2016 surrounded by his sweetheart, children and grandchildren. He was born on August 22, 1952 in Morgan, UT, the 7th of 13 children born to Verle Mc and Doris Noyes. Lloyd learned the value of hard work while working most of his life on a dairy farm. Later in life he retired from his life of farming to his 40 hour a week job where he was able to meet and touch many peoples lives. He served faithfully in many different callings in the church. His testimony and love for the gospel was known by all who associated with him. He always took the opportunity to share his love for music. There is nothing that meant more to him than his grandchildren by his side. Read the rest of this entry »

Stephen W. Hatch

October 4th, 2016

May 28, 1944 – Oct. 4, 2016

HatchStephenCropStephen of Scipio, UT age 72, passed away October 4, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah from respiratory failure. He was born in Salt Lake City and was the first child of William Cottam and Garda Redd Hatch. He married Deanna Frandsen December 31, 1971 later solemnized in the Manti Temple on May 26, 1973.
He was preceded in death, and now reunited with, his daughter Heidi Hatch, and his parents, William and Garda Hatch and step mother, Ida Verlene Peterson Hatch. Stephen is survived by his loving wife, Deanna Hatch, and his children Shane (Kristen), Casey (Amie), Jason (Stephanie), Haley (Brandon), and Travis (Melissa) and also 16 grandchildren. Read the rest of this entry »

Michael B. Johnson

October 4th, 2016

2/28/1951 ~ 10/4/2016

JohnsonMichaelCropMichael B. Johnson, Our loving son and brother passed away at his home in Fountain Green, Utah on October 4, 2016. Mike was born February 28, 1951 in Nephi, Utah. His parents are Chesley and Berneitta Johnson.
Mike attended the public schools in the North Sanpete School District. After graduation from high school he moved to Salt Lake and worked there for two years. He then started missing Sanpete County and returned to Fountain Green where he has made his home for 45 years. Mike worked at the Moroni Turkey Processing plant for 15 years. He then took a job for Kimo’s Camera before moving to the Nature Sunshine Company in Spanish Fork, where he worked for 16 years. Mike made many friends at his employment in Spanish Fork, Moroni and Nephi. Read the rest of this entry »

Ruth Alice Elz Lyons

September 29th, 2016

7/22/1943 ~ 9/29/2016

LyonsRuthCropMilburn – Ruth Alice Elz Lyons passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 29, 2016 at the Sanpete Valley Hospital in Mt. Pleasant, Utah.
She was born on July 22, 1943 while the family was living in Crete, Illinois. The family lived for a few years in Chicago before moving to Villa Park, a western suburb of Chicago where she finished her elementary and high school education.
The family eventually moved to Santa Clara, California where Ruth received her teaching degree from San Jose State.
Ruth married Donn Lyons, March 18, 1967 in Santa Clara, California. When her husband Donn retired from IBM they decided to move out of California. They settled in Milburn, Utah in 2002.
Ruth was one of the founding members of the North Bend Entertainers where she served as a board member. Always looking for something to fill her time, she found a hidden talent while attending oil painting classes taught by Marie Lindahl. She has won numerous first and second place ribbons at the Sanpete County Fair and was a Sweepstakes winner in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Roger Clayson Adams

September 25th, 2016

6/4/1935 ~ 9/25/2016

AdamRogerCropRoger Clayson Adams of Fillmore, Ut was born on June 4, 1935 to Neldon and Anne Adams. He passed away peacefully in his sleep September 25, 2016. Roger is survived by his wife, Suzie, his children, Chris (Theresa), Andrew (Denise), Sarah, Scott (Angie) and Kelli. He is also survived by his Sisters, Marlene Whicker and Deaun Bean and his Brother, Paul Adams and his 9 grandkids with one great grandchild on the way.
Roger moved to Fillmore from Springville in 1945. When he entered high school, he started to play the game he loved: Football. He was a key member of the championship teams Millard High School fielded in the 1950’s. Read the rest of this entry »