Major Ray Edward Christensen

August 2nd, 2020

U.S. Air Force Retired

4/7/1929 ~ 8/1/2020

Ray passed away August 1, 2020 in Nephi Utah. He was born in Bloomington, ID. on April 7, 1929 to Wendall A. and Viola Patterson Christensen. He is predeceased by all family members, brothers, McKay, twin brother Roy, and Paul Christensen.
Ray is survived by his wife Marilyn Halliday Christensen. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple and would have been married 68 years this coming August 13. They have 7 children, Clarke R. Christensen of Spring City, Raelynn C. Ferguson of Spring City, Colette Thompson of Spring City, Craig R. Christensen of Provo/Spring City, Cami Hathaway of Spring City, Cory R. Christensen of Las Vegas and Chad R. Christensen of Park City. They were blessed with 29 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren, with more on the way. Read the rest of this entry »

Allen Peter Jacobson

August 2nd, 2020

7/16/1932 ~ 8/2/2020

Allen Peter Jacobson passed away surrounded by his wife and children on Sunday, August 2, 2020.  He was born July 16, 1932 in Fountain Green, Utah to Virgel Peter and Eva Mable Peterson Jacobson.  He married his sweetheart, Verdeen Rhea Bradley on July 18, 1952 in the Manti Utah Temple and together they raised seven children and two foster children. 

Peter was the youngest of four children and grew up at the end of the Great Depression.  He was raised in the family sheep and banking business where he learned the value of hard work, conservation and persistence.   As a young man, he attended Snow College for a year and married Verdeen the following summer.  He moved to Logan, Utah to pursue his education.  While attending Utah State University, Peter had a desire to serve his country.  He entered the ROTC Program and completed his training in Fort Lee, Virginia to serve as an officer.  He was honorably discharged due to Reynaud’s Disease, a nerve condition in his hands.  Peter returned to Utah State University to continue his education.  During this time, he earned his pilot’s license to fly single-engine planes.  After earning his Bachelor of Elementary Education Degree from Utah State University in 1955, he went on to earn his Master of Education Administration Degree with a minor in counseling and guidance from Brigham Young University in 1965.   He was forever the teacher and never missed an opportunity to engage those around him in discussions and debates.

Peter was a scholar throughout his life.  He was extremely well-read and knowledgeable in numerous areas of study.  As a young man, he made his living as a school teacher at Fountain Green Elementary and Moroni Elementary then later as principal of Moroni Junior High.  He enjoyed shaping young minds and challenging those around him to seek knowledge in all its forms.  His elegant penmanship, memorization and strict adherence to standards were a few of his notable traits.  Peter was known as a gentleman who never spoke ill of others and was always very proper and refined both in dress and manner.     

In his early forties, Peter pursued a career in business with his sons that he found rewarding and inspiring.   His business ventures allowed him to utilize his mind, meet people, travel and explore various corners of the globe with his family.   Peter loved his family.  Of all his accomplishments, he was most grateful for his continuing legacy of being sealed together for all eternity to his sweetheart Verdeen and his children.  He loved watching his children and grandchildren grow to meet life’s opportunities and challenges.    

Peter had a great love for his Savior and his Father in Heaven.  He devoted his life to serving in various capacities including a calling given at age 17 to be a counselor in the Sunday School Superintendency.  He served with many great people in many callings over the years including bishoprics, stake presidencies, a Mission at Cove Fort and Temple Service.  Most notably, he was called to be the Stake President of the first Snow College Singles Stake and was set apart by Elder Russell M. Nelson.   One of his favorite callings was that of a home teacher.  Peter loved music and had a beautiful voice.  He sang in the Fountain Green Ward Choir for 60 years and directed for a time. 

While Peter will be greatly missed, his impact continues on in his children, grandchildren, other family and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents Virgel Peter and Eva Mable Peterson Jacobson, sister Elaine Jacobson, sister Izola Jacobson Blackham, brother Rawlin Virgel Jacobson; son-in-law Terry Lynn Carlson, three great-grandsons Troy D. Gabriel, Benjamin D. Imlay and Rooks S. Daley.   He is survived by his wife, Verdeen Rhea Bradley, his children Wendell A. (Melba) Jacobson, Gene P. (Laraine) Jacobson, Paul C. Jacobson, Sue (Jed) Stokes, Diane (James) Nielsen, Evan K. (Hally) Jacobson, Ellen (Scott) Daley, 39 grandchildren, 114 great-grandchildren, foster children he considers his own Nelda Yazzie, Ray Andy (Sarah) Loy, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 

A limited funeral service will be held Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the Fountain Green Ward Chapel. There will be a viewing Friday, August 7, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the church. The family requests that you please wear a mask.  Interment in the Fountain Green City Cemetery. Online condolence at rasmussenmortuary.com

Allen Peter Jacobson passed away surrounded by his wife and children on Sunday, August 2, 2020.  He was born July 16, 1932 in Fountain Green, Utah to Virgel Peter and Eva Mable Peterson Jacobson.  He married his sweetheart, Verdeen Rhea Bradley on July 18, 1952 in the Manti Utah Temple and together they raised seven children and two foster children. 

Peter was the youngest of four children and grew up at the end of the Great Depression.  He was raised in the family sheep and banking business where he learned the value of hard work, conservation and persistence.   As a young man, he attended Snow College for a year and married Verdeen the following summer.  He moved to Logan, Utah to pursue his education. Read the rest of this entry »

Shelly Hal Prows

August 1st, 2020

On August 1st, 2020 in Pleasant Grove, UT Shelly Hal Prows, 81, joyfully returned into the loving arms of his wife Brenda, his son Stephen and many other friends and family including his parents Fay and Elva (Nash) Prows. Shelly was born in East Millcreek, Utah. He spent his childhood in Duchesne, UT then moved to Tooele where he graduated high school in 1957. He served an LDS mission in Montana. He enlisted in the National Guard and was called to active duty in 1956 then he served in the Army and was called to active duty in 1961. After separation from the Military he was called on another LDS mission to build a church on the Navajo Reservation where he met his first wife and mother to nine of his children. Read the rest of this entry »

Danny Lynn Butcher

July 27th, 2020

5/9/1958 ~ 7/27/2020

Danny Lynn Butcher, 62 of Wales, Utah, passed away July 27, 2020 at his home. Born May 9, 1958 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Marvin Leroy & Elizabeth Collage Butcher. Married Wanda Cracraft Butcher January 20, 1979 in Sandy, Utah.
Danny was an avid fisherman, hunter, loved go camping with his family. He was a wonderful father, husband, brother and friend.
Danny is survived by his wife Wanda; children Cory Butcher, Randy Butcher (Monica Carmona), Shylynn Nordahl (Charlie Wiggins); daughters-in-law, Monique Butcher, Tiffany Butcher; siblings, Dennis Butcher (Tish), Rick Butcher (Lisa), Louann Vasquez (Lynn Wright), Jimmy Butcher (Jen Thurston), Darren Butcher (Teri). Preceded in death by his parents; brother David Butcher.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday August 8, 2020 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Wales City Park.

Catherine Zobell

July 26th, 2020

9/4/4951 ~ 7/26/2020

Our dear, beautiful Catherine the Great passed peacefully in her home July 26, 2020, encircled by her family and with a community full of prayers. For 17 years, she fought Parkinson’s disease so valiantly and with the utmost grace. Never a complaint was heard from her and in fact, she often asked to be given more so that others would be spared.
Catherine was born September 4, 1951 to Iowa Grant & Donna Rayola Haslam Hall in American Fork, Utah. She married Lance Wade Zobell September 14, 1984 in Salt Lake City, Utah and sealed November 17, 1985 in the Salt Lake Temple. Read the rest of this entry »

Brent Loyd Homfeld

July 25th, 2020

6/13/1960 ~ 7/25/2020

Brent Loyd Homfeld, 60 of Chester, UT, passed away July 25, 2020. Born June 13, 1960 to Gary & Peggy Ferris Cleaver in Amarillo, Texas. Husband of Shannon Smith; father of Amber Nicole Homfeld; brother of Barry (Mary) Homfeld. Preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Tonya Homfeld and Elizabeth Homfeld. Graveside service will be held Wednesday August 5, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chester Cemetery under the care of Rasmussen Mortuary.

Clinton DeVerl Buttars

July 25th, 2020

1/27/1941 ~ 7/25/2020

Clinton DeVerl Buttars, 79, passed away peacefully at his home in Moroni, Utah, surrounded by family on July 25, 2020, due to complications of pancreatic cancer.

Clint was born January 27, 1941, in Cache Valley, Utah to Clair and Melba Buttars. He grew up in Granger, Utah where he attended Granger High School. This is where he met his beautiful wife, Marsha.  He served a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Toronto Canada Mission where our beloved prophet, Thomas S. Monson, was his mission president. He married the love of his life, Marsha, in the Logan Temple on August 30, 1963. They would have celebrated 57 years of marriage in August. Clint and Marsha spent 51 years in Moroni, Utah where they raised their family. Read the rest of this entry »

Naomi Timothy Maxfield

July 22nd, 2020

September 17, 1936 ~ July 21, 2020

Our kind, creative, humorous and loving wife, mother and grandmother, Naomi Maxfield, died peacefully due to the effects of aging on July 21, 2020. She was 83.

Naomi was born in Ballard, Utah on September 17, 1936 to Lynn and Hazel Timothy. She and her eight siblings were raised in Roosevelt. Upon graduation from Uintah High School, Naomi moved to Salt Lake City.

Naomi married Chan L Maxfield on November 9, 1956 in the Salt Lake Temple and was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Together they raised three boys: Larry Chan (Cory), Martin Edward (Janis), Jason Robert (Kristen). Read the rest of this entry »

Melba Fay Shelley Hill

July 20th, 2020

December 6, 1941 ~ July 20, 2020

Melba Fay Shelley Hill was born December 6, 1941, in Mountainville, Utah, to John and Fannie Shelley. Melba was blessed to be raised on the farm with eight brothers. After she graduated from North Sanpete High School, she went to work in Salt Lake City, where she met Donald E Hill. They were married in the Manti Temple on April 13, 1961. They had three children: Shelley, David, & Valerie and also welcomed Leonard Stewart into their family for several years. The family moved from Midvale, Utah, back to Mt. Pleasant, Utah, in 1972, where Melba wanted to raise her children closer to family and out of the big city. Read the rest of this entry »

Susan (Sue) Frampton

July 16th, 2020

7/24/1952 ~ 7/16/2020

Susan (Sue) Frampton, 67, passed away July 16, 2020 in Provo, Utah. Sue was born July 24, 1952 in Fillmore, Utah, to Bertis and Beth Frampton. Sue was their first child and brought much joy to her parents and grew up surrounded by cousins and relatives.

During Sue’s teenage years she worked as a life guard at the Fillmore Swimming Pool. She made many friends there while teaching swimming lessons and has always cherished those memories. Sue later went to Weber State College and graduated with her nursing degree in 1975. She worked at Holy Cross Hospital for many years as a surgical nurse. She also worked as a nurse recruiter for Saint Marks Hospital and enjoyed getting paid to travel to many places. Read the rest of this entry »