Mary Elizabeth Thompson Yardley

October 9th, 2013

06/06/1921 ~ 10/9/2013

YardleyMaryCropMT. PLEASANT — Mary Elizabeth Thompson Yardley, 92, passed away Oct. 9, 2013, from declining health, at Heritage Hills Care Center, Nephi.
She was born June 6, 1921, in Sedalia, MO; to Walter and Elizabeth Thompson.
She graduated Valedictorian at Sadalia High School and worked at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, Mo.
She married Howard Yardley Feb. 2, 1946, in Kansas City, MO. After his discharge from the U.S. Navy, they moved to Christiansburg. They were later sealed in the Manti LDS Temple. Read the rest of this entry »

Earl Roy Farris

October 5th, 2013

12/3/1933 – 10/5/2013

dad earlCropEarl Roy Farris 79 of Chester, UT passed away October 5, 2013 in Provo, UT. He was born December 3, 1933 to Roy Q and Linnie Mae Shupe Farris in Douglas, AZ. He married Jo Ann Fuller June 18, 1954 in Lordsburg, NM. He was a loving husband and grandfather who loved hunting on the mountain, bowling, old cars and animals. He served in US Army in the 1950′s in Germany where he was injured in a tank battle. Earl enjoyed long haul truck driving and traveling the country. He leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Jo Ann Farris, Chester, UT; children, Ernie Roy Farris, Chester, UT; Russ (Laura) Farris, Farwell, MI; Duke Farris, Franklin, LA; Linnie (Jeff) Johnson, Platteville, CO; 4 grandchildren; and many great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Letha Tolson, Walter Lee Farris, Naomi Mayfield. Earl is loved and will be missed by all his family and friends. A visitation will be held Wednesday October 9, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Ephraim Senior Citizens Center.

Harry L Hanson Jr

October 3rd, 2013

05/19/1933  -  10/03/2013

HansonHarryCoupleCropHarry Lawrence Hanson, Jr. completed his incredible eighty year earthly journey on October 3, 2013.  He was born in Rhame, North Dakota on May 19, 1933, the fifth of eleven children, to Harry Lawrence Hanson, Sr. and Alma Tesnes.  Harry was drafted into the Army during the Korean War and he credited military service and his wife, Lavonda Harper, for changing his life for the better.  Harry worked for J. C. Penney and was a true entrepreneur eventually starting his own department store, Big V, in Mt. Pleasant, UT.  He also owned a variety store, convenience store, campground, and car wash in Green River, UT, where he also served as Mayor. Read the rest of this entry »

Sharon Grant

September 28th, 2013

10/07/1959 – 09/28/2013

GrantSharonOvalI sing all hail to Jesus name for my darling companion Sharon Lee Grant who went home to that God who gave her life on September 28, 2013. Sharon was sent in to this school on October 7, 1959. Ever since May 21, 1983 She has been my 59 Sharon Lee. Sharon was blessed with four children Jason Evertt Griffiths, Eldon Ray Grant, Rachal Lee Grant, Coleman Red Grant whom she dearly loved to a fault. Sharon is the baby girl of Richard and Winona Yeates, sister of Judy and Richard and Tracy Grand, Mother of Mackayla & Cowboy Gus and Sayer. Funeral services will be held Saturday October 5, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. in the Mt. Pleasant LDS Stake Center (295 S. State) with a visitation from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to services at the church. Interment in the Mt. Pleasant city Cemetery. Online condolences at

Steve Carson

September 27th, 2013

02/22/1943 – 09/27/2013

CarsonStevenCrop copySteven Alma Carson was born to Charlotte and Leslie Carson on Feb 22, 1943 in American Fork, UT. He attended American Fork High School where he met his sweetheart and future wife, Joan Keller. They married in 1965 and had nine children together.
Steve joined the US Naval Submarine Force in 1961. He was the most patriotic man we know. He served as the weapons officer aboard nuclear subs and retired after 20 years of dedicated service, with the rank of Lt. Commander at Trident Training Facilities. He also worked 20 years as a civilian acoustics engineer.
Our Dad moved with Mom to Mount Pleasant, UT in 1998. He loved living here and restoring his 100 year-old home. Read the rest of this entry »

Leland John Birch

September 22nd, 2013

06/04/1931 – 09/22/2013

BirchLelandObitAfter a long battle, our loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, Leland John Birch, 82, returned home to our Heavenly Father’s arms, Sunday September 22, 2013. He was born June 4, 1931 in Las Vegas, Nevada to Leland C. Birch and Mae McDonald Birch. Leland began school in Silver City, Nevada, continued in Las Vegas and then to Fillmore, Utah, where he graduated. He attended Utah State and then married his high school sweetheart, Georgia Rasmussen, on January 8, 1951 in the LDS Manti Temple. They spent their early years in Pahvant Utah. Where he was a carpenter and built homes with his father. His family relocated to Springville in 1957 where he built his family home and raised his four children. Read the rest of this entry »

Talmage Erickson

September 20th, 2013

10/26/1924 – 09/20/2013

EricksonTalmageCropSpring City: Talmage O. Erickson 88 passed away September 20, 2013 at his home in Spring City, UT. He was born October 26, 1924 in Fayette, UT to Eric Joseph and Justine Hedvick Olsen Erickson. Graduated from Gunnison Valley High School and attended Snow College. Served in the U.S. Army during WWII spending a year in Japan in the Signal Corp and repaired electrical systems at Japanese airports. He married Betty Kay Bertelson she later passed away. They had a son Joseph Talmage who lived three days. Betty passed away on 1986. Read the rest of this entry »

Beulah Orena Tanner Sutton

September 13th, 2013

09/23/1923 ~ 09/13/2013

SuttonBeulahCrop2Beulah Orena Tanner Sutton 89 of Mount Pleasant, UT passed away at Autumn Park Assisted Living on September 13, 2013. She was born September 23, 1923 in Ada, OK to Oliver LeRoy and Mollie Beatrice Pate Tanner. She married Orrin Alfred Jackson November 22, 1940 in Roswell, NM, deceased. She then married James Hewlett Walraven in Roswell, NM later divorced. She later married William Sutton, deceased. She is survived by her children, Gary Wayne (Judith) Jackson, Mt. Pleasant, UT; Shirley Margaret Marks, Brishbane, CA; Ja’nnette Marie LaFond, Banning, CA; James O. Walraven; Thomas Dale Walraven, Banning, CA; Linda Darleen (Scott) Pace, New Harmony, UT; Steven Michael Walraven; Stuart Alan Walraven, UT. Funeral services Tuesday September 17, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Mount Pleasant 1st Ward Church. Friends may call Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the church prior to services. Interment in the Mount Pleasant City Cemetery. Online condolences at

Morris Hermansen

September 11th, 2013

03/03/1944 – 09/11/2013

Our loving husband, dad, grandpa and friend, Morris Hermansen, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. Morris was born on March 3, 1944 to Lee and Grace Hermansen. He married Colleen Barentsen on July 30, 1965 in the Manti LDS Temple. Morris was the owner of Hermansen’s Hardware and Hermansen’s Equipment in Ephraim. He was well-known throughout the state as an honest businessman who treated every customer with respect and fairness. He treated his employees like family. Morris leaves behind a legacy of honesty, hard work and quiet generosity. Read the rest of this entry »

Sterling Duane Breinholt

September 3rd, 2013

03/06/1944 – 09/03/2013

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Spring City: Sterling Duane Breinholt 69 passed away at his home Sept 3, 2013. He was born March 6, 1944 in Murray, UT to Lawrence Milton & Marie Jennie Buckway Breinholt. Sterling graduated from Page High School in Page, AZ. Attended Snow College in Ephraim, UT. He married Vickie Fern Anderson in Salt Lake City, UT on Sept 19, 1970 later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple in May of 1975 later divorced. Later married Elizabeth Jeanne Moore Dec 31, 1991 in Ephraim, UT. She passed away Sept 6, 1993. Read the rest of this entry »