JoAnn Hansen Forsyth

July 6th, 2020

12/11/1980 ~ 6/18/2020

JoAnn Hansen Forsyth, 39 of Mt. Pleasant, Utah passed away on June 18, 2020 unexpectedly at her home. Born December 11, 1980 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah to William Tim Hansen and Alene Wahlin.
Married Kaylon Benjamin Forsyth on April 13, 2013 in Provo, Utah. She is a mother of two boys Michael Blaire and Shane Vejraska.
She is the type of person who would give the shirt off her back to anyone in need. JoAnn always did whatever she could to help those in need. She had many dreams of which were to open a cat rescue shelter, also a shelter for victims of domestic abuse and going to and finishing medical school. She loved to cook and sew and especially loved spending time with her family. JoAnn was a naturally curious person if she didn’t know the answer to something she would dig and dig until she found it. Read the rest of this entry »

Elane Stott Gonnuscio

July 2nd, 2020

8/9/1940 ~ 7/2/2020

Elane Stott Gonnuscio passed away peacefully in her home July 2, 2020. She struggled with health and oxygen issues for several years, but was always strong for family and friends. She is survived by husband Leonard “Sonny” Gonnuscio, her puppy companion Hershey, son Kregg (Andrea) Holdaway, step-daughter Debi (Kenny) Walker, granddaughters Kaitlin (Corbyn) Taurone, Aleah, deceased (Jenn) Wetherell, great-grandson Mason Taurone. Elane was Born August 9, 1940 in Tooele, Utah, one of six daughters; Delores, Betty, Margery, Delane, Elane and Janet; of Gilbert & Zella Gollaher Stott. She grew up with lots of love in the tiny town of Meadow, Utah. In 1959 she married Marion Kay Holdaway of Vineyard, Utah. They had twins Kris and Kregg. She later moved to Bountiful, Utah where she did clerical/office work and met her second husband Sonny Gonnuscio. They married in 1977. They enjoyed time spent boating and fishing at Flaming Gorge. They were able to return and live in Meadow in 1995. Where she was an active member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and a member of the LDS Church. She requested a graveside service in the Meadow Cemetery to be held on July 8, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Online condolences at

Kenneth Harold Young

July 1st, 2020

10/20/1923 ~ 5/22/20

Born: October 20, 1923
Died: May 22, 2020
Married: Miriam Adela Seely – February 5, 1944
World War II Veteran
He was 96 years of age

Kenneth Harold Young, the oldest of three children, was born in Mt. Pleasant Utah on October 20, 1923 to Harold Alma Young and Verda Mae Jensen Young. Siblings: brother, Robert Young; sister, Janice Young Olt.
Ken was preceded in death by his wife, Miriam Adela Seely Young, January 2014, his parents, and brother. He is survived by four children: Steven Kenneth Young, Susan; Sheila Rae Young Goodloe, Richard; Debbra Lynne Young Vaughn, Steven; and Kevin Morley Young. He has 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Read the rest of this entry »

Clarissa Staples Davis

June 30th, 2020

2/13/1939 ~ 6/30/2020

Clarissa was born February 13, 1939 in Fillmore, Utah to Owen C. and Melba W. Staples. She passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at home in Kanosh, Utah after a prolonged illness at age 81.

She graduated from Millard High School, class of 1957.

She married Paul M. Davis on September 6, 1957 in the Salt Lake temple. Her employment included teaching and raising four busy boys in addition to working at Deseret Book in Salt Lake City.

Clarissa and Paul moved to Cedar City, Ut. in 1973 where she went to work for the nursing department at Southern Utah State College (now SUU) for many years and ultimately retired. After her retirement, they built a house and moved back to her hometown of Kanosh in 1999. Read the rest of this entry »

Dennis “Taz” Peterson

June 23rd, 2020

12/2/1952 ~ 6/24/2020

Dennis “Taz” Peterson, 67 of Mt. Pleasant, Utah, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on June 24, 2020. Born December 2, 1952 to Armond H & Jeannine Margaret Christofferson Peterson in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. Married Dixie Lyons in November 24, 1979 in Ely, NV later sealed in the Manti Temple in 1987.
Started working in the coal mine in 1978, where he worked for 37 years before he had to retire for medical reasons. He did many jobs but he loved being a part of the mine rescue crew most of all. They would travel and compete with other mines. He also was a volunteer firefighter for Mt. Pleasant City, he loved it! Every fourth of July he would get up early and let off booms to wake up the town. He would drive the fire truck in the parade with all of his grandkids. Dennis loved camping, hiking, fishing and most of all spending time with his family.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Dixie Peterson; children Ben Nielson, Branden (Michea) Peterson, Corrine (Jarid) Clark, Christi (Kevin) Johnson, siblings, Allene (Ray) Truitt, Linda Peterson, Steven (Cindy) Peterson, Wendie Peterson, 16 grandkids, 4 great-grandkids and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, daughters, Bobbie Jo, Denise Jenny Peterson, brother Allen Peterson, granddaughter Trisha Joy Nielson and great-granddaughter Presley Grace Jones.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery. Viewings will be held Wednesday July 1, 2020 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. prior to the graveside both at Rasmussen Mortuary.

Jack Robert Anderson

June 23rd, 2020

12/10/1944 – 6/23/2020

EPHRAIM – Jack R. Anderson age 75, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family June 23, 2020 after a courageous four year battle with cancer. He will be missed by a large family who loved and adored him.
Jack was born at home, in Ephraim, UT to Robert and Ellen S. Anderson. He was the second oldest of six children. As the oldest boy, he had a lot of responsibility on the farm and in the family. He always called himself a “second generation depression baby”. “Use up wear out make do or do without” was his motto. He graduated from Manti High School, Snow College and earned a Bachelors and Masters Degree from Utah State University in Animal Science. He served an LDS mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in New Zealand, volunteered in the Utah National Guard and fulfilled numerous church and civic responsibilities. Read the rest of this entry »

Uvada Rae (Brown) Bogart

June 21st, 2020

7/19/1934 ~ 6/12/2020

Our dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister, Uvada Rae (Brown) Bogart passed away peacefully on June 12, 2020 at her home in Mount Pleasant, Utah.

She was born in Richfield, Idaho on July 19, 1934 to Maurice and Mary Emily Brown. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and married her dear husband, James Henry Bogart on December 1, 1956 and they were sealed in the Oakland, CA Temple in 1965.

Uvada enjoyed spending time with her loved ones and was known for making the best desserts at Holiday time. She had a love for birds, flowers, fruit, the color purple, Alan Jackson, and yard sales. She loved family reunions, Christmas, or any occasion where she could have her family all around her. Read the rest of this entry »

Cory Frank Shurtz

June 21st, 2020

12/18/1969 ~ 6/21/2020

Cory Frank Shurtz was born on December 18, 1969 to Cecil and Barbara (Davis) Shurtz in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was welcomed to his family in Delta, Utah by his brothers; Keith, Jim, Ray and sisters; Peggy and Lisa. He was adored by his sisters and they toted him everywhere in their doll buggy.
After graduating from Delta High School in 1988; he attended SLCC where he studied Diesel Mechanics (following in his father’s and oldest brother’s footsteps).
Cory was a big guy with an artistic soul; he drew, painted (oils and acrylics), and even made ceramic pottery. At one point, he even thought about making art a career (which mom would have loved). He was larger than life and made his nieces and nephews feel loved. He rarely lost patience with them no matter how annoying they became. Read the rest of this entry »

Rex Dean Baxter

June 21st, 2020

11/27/1946 ~ 6/21/2020

Rex Dean Baxter, 73, was born in Gunnison, Utah, November 27, 1946, to Dean Lowell and Olive Joyce Stapleton Baxter. He passed away June 21, 2020, in Payson, Utah. He married his high school sweetheart Gaylene Curtis on May 5, 1967, in Lehi, Utah.

Rex graduated from Lehi High School in 1964. After graduation, he entered the Utah Army National Guard and attended basic training at Fort Ord, California. The last week of his training he suffered an appendicitis, but refused to quit until training completion. His friend Norm Brooks helped him out of the field. He spent six weeks in the hospital recovering from a burst appendix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sandra Blackham Sidwell

June 17th, 2020

10/24/1948 ~ 6/17/2020

Beloved wife and mother, Sandra Blackham Sidwell passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her cherished husband and children on June 17, 2020. Sandra was born to Perry and Izola Blackham on October 24, 1948. She graduated from North Sanpete High School in 1966 and married her sweetheart Leon K. Sidwell on September 8, 1967. Together they settled in Fairview and raised three daughters, Kelly (Karsten) Sorensen, Cindy (Kyle) England, and Kenna Sidwell. Sandra worked for North Sanpete School District for 25 years where she taught second grade at Moroni Elementary and later first grade at Fairview Elementary. Read the rest of this entry »