Joan Morley Holman

January 2nd, 2017

8/28/1948 ~ 1/1/2017

JoanHolmanJoan Morley Holman, 68, of Moroni; returned to her Father in Heaven and reunited with her beloved husband D. Bruce Holman, on January 1, 2017.

She was born August 28, 1948 in Moroni, to Elbert Henry (Hank) Morley and Mary Dennison, as a twin to JoAnn Morley (Dahl). The two of them always shared a very special bond and would spend hours laughing together every chance they got.

Joan was a graduate of North Sanpete High School and also graduated from the College of Office Automation in Salt Lake City. Read the rest of this entry »

Larry Udell Despain

January 2nd, 2017

6/17/1934 ~ 1/1/2017

DespainLarryCropLarry Udell Despain 82 passed away early New Years Day January 1, 2017. He was born June 17, 1934 in Moroni, Utah to George Eugene and Delphia Reese Despain. Larry remained in Moroni his whole life. He married his childhood sweetheart Stella Kathryn Nelson on May 16, 1955 for time and all eternity in the Manti Temple. They spent the next 61 years side by side. Larry started his working career on the family farm and in his father’s service station. He worked for Moroni Feed Company for over 30 years. He also worked for Ellsworth Peck Construction for several years. Read the rest of this entry »

Kevin Chad Coats

December 27th, 2016

6/16/1982 ~ 12/27/2016

Kevin Chad CoatsKevin Chad Coats–our unfailingly generous, driven, and refined son, brother, and uncle–passed away on December 27, 2016 in Logan, Utah. We loved him, and will miss him, dearly.

Chad was born on June 16, 1982 in Delta, Utah to Kevin and Kathleen Coats. He spent his childhood on a McCornick potato farm, surrounded by six siblings and vast open spaces. Chad adored his guitar, Calvin and Hobbs books, and video games–which would help spur his future interest in programming. In 2000 he graduated from Millard High School, where he was active in the student council, tennis team, and pep band and earned a scholarship to Utah State University. Read the rest of this entry »

Ryan Lee “Holly” Pedersen

December 27th, 2016

11/30/1973 ~ 12/27/2016

PedersenRyanHollyRyan Lee “Holly” Pedersen
On December 27, 2016 Ryan left this world in search of inner peace and true happiness. Ryan was born to David Lee Pedersen and Linda Madsen Hatfield November 30, 1973 in Spring City, Utah. Ryan lived in Phoenix, Arizona, Spring City, UTah and Salt Lake City, Utah. Ryan worked for St. Marks Hospital in SLC for 20 years in housekeeping and had other jobs in the food service industry during his life. Ryan enjoyed Metal music, Celtic music, teasing his siblings, enjoyed researching history, playing video games, and standing up for the less fortunate.
Ryan is survived by her father David Lee Pedersen, step father Daryle Hatfield, brothers and sisters, John Pedersen (Sheri), Kelly Thackeray(Joe), Malisa Harry (spouse), Jamie Hatfield, Steven Hatfield (Misty), Brett Hope (Christy), Deborah Dahl, Brandon Hope and many nieces and nephews. Ryan was preceded in death by his mother Linda Hatfield, step mother Marilyn Pedersen, grandparents Ned and Neda Madsen, Edwin and Eva Mae Pedersen, and Lawrence and Marcell Poulson .
Services will be held Tuesday, January 3, 2016 at Rasmussen Mortuary at 11:00 am. We would like to thank all those at IHC Hospital in Murray for their dedicated efforts and all the friends who will miss him from Salt Lake.
There are things we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go.

Daniel G. Witt

December 25th, 2016

10/21/1931 ~ 12/25/2016

WittDaniel On commencement day May 2, 2009 Snow College Professor Daniel G. Witt completed 51 years of college teaching. On December 25, 2016 at 1:00am he completed 85 years of sharing his knowledge and generosity with thousands of students and his loving family.
He was born during the great depression outside the city limits of Heber Utah on October 21, 1931. His parents were Joseph William Witt and Ruth May Grimshaw Witt. He was the second of the family of six children: Joseph William (deceased), Suzanne Thacker, Lavon Provost, Michael Witt, and Ruthie Furr.
He attended and graduated from Wasatch High School in 1949, began his college career at BYU the same year, served an LDS mission from 1950-1952, served in the US army from 1953-1955, and resumed his college education on the Korean War GI Bill on his release in 1955 eventually deciding to major in Sociology. Read the rest of this entry »

Lucille T Wilson

December 23rd, 2016

12/24/1920 ~ 12/23/2016

WilsonLucilleCropLucille Twilla Wilson, 95 of Mt. Pleasant, Ut passed away December 23, 2016 at Heritage Hills Health Center. She was born December 24, 1920 to Stilman and Adelina Maria Smith Jasper in Myton, Ut. She is the mother of Karl (Maxine) Milne, Evelyn Butler (deceased), Pamela Zirker, and Edward (Linda) Zirker. She loved her family and lived life to its fullest. Lucille was married to Andrew Bud Olsen (deceased) and later married Alvin Wilson in Elko, NV on September 5, 1972. She is survived by sisters Alyce Giles, and Ardith Bailey; 20 grand children, several great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.. Proceeded in death by parents, siblings Sero, J.R., Kenneth Smith, Prima B. Hayes, Gladys Virginia Smith, and Nyra Smith. Funeral services will be held Friday December 30, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with a viewing one hour prior at Rasmussen Mortuary (96 N 100 W) Mt. Pleasant, UT. Interment in the Utahn Cemetery, Utahn, UT under the care of Rasmussen Mortuary. Online condolences at

William R. Woods

December 23rd, 2016

5/18/1930 ~ 12/20/2016

WoodsWilliamCropWilliam R. Woods passed away at his home in Moroni, Utah on December 20, 2016 after a long illness. He was born in Pax, W. Virginia to Earl and Mildred Woods May 18, 1930. William was the middle child with an older brother Earl and a younger sister Carol.
After graduating high school, William served in the military and later found his way to Utah, where he attended BYU. While attending the “Y” he met his wife of 63 years, B. Claudette Hill which he later married in Springville, Utah in August 1935, they were later married in the Salt Lake Temple. He spent the better part of his life working at Dougway Proving Grounds for 35 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Bryce R & Edith Anderson Finlinson

December 21st, 2016

Bryce 4/21/1927 ~ 12/22/2016
Edith 9/11/1928 ~ 12/21/2016

Bryce Finlinson 1949 smEdith A FinlinsonGrandma and Grandpa FinEdith Anderson Finlinson, age 88, and Bryce R Finlinson, age 89, returned to their heavenly home together on Dec. 21 and 22, 2016. Edith passed away the evening of Dec. 21. She had
been on hospice care for over six months and was lovingly cared for by Bryce, daughter Jina Harris’ family, and the nurses. Bryce passed away eight hours later, early in the morning of Dec.
22, after recently contracting pneumonia. They were surrounded by all their children and many other family members at the Harris home in Perry, Utah, where they lived for the past three years. Read the rest of this entry »

Shirley L Moss

December 19th, 2016

9/6/36 – 12/19/16

MossShirleyCropShirley L Moss, our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend returned to her Heavenly Father Monday, December 19. She is now reunited with her eternal companion Mont, her children Scott and Lori and 4 grandchildren who all preceded her in death but happily greeted her that morning. Mont & Shirley raised 6 children in Salt Lake City, in the same home for 53 years. Shirley was an exceptional mother and all her children and grandchildren were given much but most of all they all received Shirley’s complete and unconditional love. Shirley is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in numerous capacities and as always, she gladly gave of her time and talents when asked to serve. Read the rest of this entry »

James Dewey Jacobsen

December 19th, 2016

10/17/1942 ~ 12/19/2016

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James Dewey Jacobsen passed away on December 19, 2016 surrounded by his family. Jim was born Oct. 17, 1942 to Bernard and Betty Jacobsen in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. He married Nancy Louise Woodside on June 14, 1963. Together they have three children, Wade (Diane) Nephi Utah, Annette Taylor (Kevin) Moroni, Utah, and Natalie Jacobsen (Deceased). They have six grandchildren, Kevin, Colby, Cameron, Jordan, Camie, and Hannah. They have seven great grandchildren with an 8th due this month.
Jim loved life. He spent years working with the youth in Moroni with various activities. Read the rest of this entry »