Dan Valgene Brinkerhoff

September 30th, 2014

8/20/1928 ~ 9/28/2014

BrinkerhoffDanCropDan Valgene Brinkerhoff passed away Sunday, Sept 28, 2014 at his home in Fillmore Surrounded by loved ones. Dan was born in Beaver, UT on Aug 20, 1928. He married LuRee Marshall on August 29, 1947 in Tooele, UT. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. LuRee passed away Sept 22, 2002. Dan later married Cherryl Wood of Holden on Oct 2, 2010. Dan is survived by his wife, Cherryl; sons, JerE of Fillmore; Gene (Lori) of Holden; Val (Kelly) of St. George; Joe (Tricia) of Spanish Fork; 19 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Dan was preceded in death by his wife, LuRee; sons, Brad (Lori) of Price; Tod (Rene’) of St. George and a granddaughter, Josie Brinkerhoff. Read the rest of this entry »

Merrill Dee Blackburn

September 30th, 2014

1/5/1923 ~ 9/29/2014

BlackburnMerrillDeeCrop2Merrill Dee Blackburn, 91, passed away September 29, 2014 in Nephi, Utah. He was born January 5, 1923 in Moroni, Utah to Foris and Carmen Johansen Blackburn. He married Maurine Jensen in 1943, and they had four children. Dee and Maurine have been married for 71 years. Dee worked hard providing for his family by farming, herding sheep, ranching, trucking and working for Thermoid Rubber Company in Nephi.
Dee had a horse from the time he was very young and kept several on the ranch most of his life. He rode race horses, participated in rodeos, and helped organize the Moroni Riding Club. Read the rest of this entry »

Edward Earle Hobby

September 18th, 2014

8/15/1940 ~ 9/15/2014

HobbyEdwardCropEdward Earle Hobby,74, died at his home in Mountainville from multiple health problems including leukemia September 15, 2014. He was a resident of Sanpete County since 1972 when he bought a sage brush covered field and began his life long dream of becoming a first generation farmer. Wonderful people in the area taught this young man from No. Hollywood about raising sheep. Thirty six years later he was elected Utah’s Sheepman of the year for 2008. Earle was born on August 15, 1940 to Howard Earle Hobby and June Bricker Hobby in Los Angeles, California. His father died when he was two and he was raised by his step-father Everett Flanigan with seven brothers and sisters who called their big brother ‘Chris’. Read the rest of this entry »

Ledger Gordon Lewis

September 18th, 2014

1/2/2014 ~ 9/18/2014

IMG_0336Ledger Gordon Lewis, sweet son of Miranda Kendall and Cameron Montgomery Lewis died peacefully in his sleep on September 18, 2014. He was born in Provo, Utah on January 2, 2014. Ledger was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukodystrophy called Krabbe Disease, which affected his development greatly. He was given only a short time to live, but in this time he touched many hearts. We came to know him as being a very sweet little soul, who fought this disease with everything he had. Ledger will be very missed. Survived by his parents, grandparents Sharon and Bert Kendall, Mt. Pleasant, Utah; Peggy Jo and Martin Lewis, American Fork, Utah; great-grandparents, Sara Brown and Luman & Madeline Lewis and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Graveside service will be held Monday September 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery with a viewing from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. prior to services at Rasmussen Mortuary (96 N 100 W) Mt. Pleasant, Utah. A memorial will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at 246 North 900 East American Fork, UT 84003. Online condolences at rasmussenmortuary.com

Ada Ruesch Bench

September 17th, 2014

03/15/1923 – 09/17/2014

Ada BenchOur beloved Ada Ruesch Bench, age 91, passed away September 17, 2014 surrounded by her family. Ada was born in Mt. Pleasant, Utah on March 15, 1923 to Edwin and Hannah Johansen Ruesch. She had a happy childhood riding her horse, venturing up the canyon in a wagon with her dad to get coal, playing with friends and cousins, and especially enjoying the companionship of her sister, Ethel.
Ada graduated from North Sanpete High School just as World War II began. During the next few years, she served as a stake missionary and has notebooks full of gospel topics she wrote in her beautiful penmanship. Read the rest of this entry »

John D. Merrill

September 13th, 2014

8/25/1926 ~ 9/12/2014

MerrillJohnDCropJohn D. Merrill, 88 of Glendale, AZ / Chester, UT passed away Sept. 12, 2014. The 7th of 12 children, born Aug. 25, 1926 to Walter Sylvester & Vernarda Morris Merrill in Flambeau, WI. Married Colleen Ruth Mann (Starks) April 19, 1997 in the Mesa Temple. Father of Dean (Myrth);Dennis (Debbra); Terry (Elona); Gary; Joel (Kristina); Cathy Scholle (Wayne); Jennifer Gutenburg (Paul); also father of Candace Gudgeon (Dave); Cynthia Jones (Ken); Cathleen Bontrager. Services Sept. 20, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the Sanpitch LDS Chapel, Wales, UT with a viewing from 11:30 – 12:30 prior to services. Interment in the Chester Cemetery.

Seth Petersen

September 13th, 2014

07/19/1936 – 09/13/2014

PetersenSethcropSeth Allan Petersen, 78, is finally at peace. He was born July 19, 1936 to James and Sylvia Petersen in Spring City, UT. He returned to his parents and siblings on September 13, 2014 in Nephi, UT. Seth farmed all of his life, he was an avid outdoorsman, he loved to hunt and fish. He was always telling stories of what he had seen and done. Seth would take his dogs on nightly rides, no matter the weather. His is survived by his brother Max J. (Donna), and a host of nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Neldon A., Charles F., Don L., Vern A., Dean S., and a sister Ina Beth. Graveside service on Friday September 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Spring City Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday evening from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and again from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Friday at Rasmussen Mortuary in Mt. Pleasant (96 North 100 West). Interment in the Spring City Cemetery.

Vaughn D. Madsen

September 12th, 2014

11/6/1917 ~ 09/12/2014

Dad MadsenVaughn D. Madsen, 96 years of age, passed away peacefully September 12, 2014 in Orem, Utah.
Vaughn was born in Fairview, Utah on November 6, 1917 to Merlin Hans and Lucile Peterson Madsen. He was the second son of four boys.
He grew up in Fairview creating many happy memories with his father and his brothers Blain, Ted, and Reed being involved in farming, sports, hunting, fishing, and telling tall tells.
Vaughn was educated in Fairview in his early years and later graduated from North Sanpete High School. Read the rest of this entry »

Gordon Clyde Green

September 9th, 2014

01/06/1936 – 09/09/2014

GreenGordonCrop2Gordon Clyde Green 78, passed away September 9, 2014 in Nephi, UT. Gordon was born on January 6, 1936 in Freedom, UT to Clyde G. Green and Clarissa Gee Green. He graduated from Moroni High School. He served an LDS Mission in the Spanish American Mission. He married Arcelia Marlene Sixko and they were married in the Manti LDS Temple November 26, 1958. They moved to Salt Lake where attended and graduated from Utah State University. Gordon and Marlene moved back to Moroni where he spent the rest of his life working hard for his family, and enjoyed his time working with his hands on the farm. Read the rest of this entry »

Samuel Arthur King (Art)

September 4th, 2014

4/15/1918 ~ 9/4/2014

Art King Obituary PhotoSamuel Arthur King (Art), beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend left this mortal world surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at the age of 96. Art was born in Spring City, Utah on April 15, 1918, to Emily Ann Haefeli and Christian Alonzo King. He married Ruth Wood on September 27, 1939, in the Manti Temple and settled in Ephraim, Utah. Art and Ruth raised four wonderful daughters, Ruth Diane King (Ron), Kathy King Frischknecht (Steve), Judy King Larsen (Ned), and Peggy King Kooyman (Keith), who into adulthood lovingly referred to him as “Daddy.”

Art was mild-mannered, had an even temperament, and respected and looked for good in everyone he met. He was a dedicated man and provider who adored his family, was a hard-working dairy farmer, an amazing storyteller, and a prolific world traveler. Read the rest of this entry »