Ethelyn Morley Chapman

July 13th, 2013

05/31/1920 ~ 07/13/2013

ChapmanEthelynCrop copyEthelyn Morley Chapman of Moroni, Utah, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the age of 93. She was born May 31, 1920 in Moroni, Utah to Wilford LeRoy and Edna Olson Morley. She was a member of the LDS Church, serving faithfully in many callings. She married Dern Chapman, November 18, 1946 in Elko, Nevada. They raised three daughters, Carolyn, Suzanne and Linda.
Ethelyn was raised in Moroni, Utah and graduated from Moroni High School. She attended and graduated from Madam Kurtz’ Sewing School in Oakland, California. She worked as a seamstress at the Parachute Plant in Manti during the war. Read the rest of this entry »

David “Dave” Wallace Bays

July 10th, 2013

05/10/1940 ~ 07/13/2013

David “Dave” Wallace Bays, passed away July 13, 2013 in Fillmore, Utah at his son Duane’s home. Dave was born May 10, 1918 to Samuel “Sam” Justice & Ida Minerva Copeland Bays in Lookout, West Virginia. He married Elizabeth Mae “Bette Mae” Weitzel July 10, 1940 in Missoula, MT. Dave served in the U.S. Army in WWII as a Staff Sargent. He went to the University of Montana and graduated in education. Dave taught school in Montana, Wyoming and Washington State. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, National Rifle Association, University of Montana Alumni and the Washington Education Association. He was an accomplished hunter and harmonica player. He is survived by his children Duane Wyatt (Sherrie) Bays, Fillmore, UT; Elizabeth “Beth” Martha Bays, Spokane, WA; David Wallace Bays Jr., Great Falls, MT; Dean Warren (Lorri) Bays, Spokane Valley, WA. Preceded in death by his parents; wife Bette Mae and daughter Sherrie Lynn Bays. Graveside services will be held Saturday July 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the St Mary’s Parish Cemetery in Stevensville, Montana under the care of Rasmussen Mortuary.

Edna Lucile Frandsen Stevens

July 9th, 2013

07/09/1923 ~ 07/09/2013

StevensEdnaCropEdna Lucile Frandsen Stevens loving, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, aunt and friend passed away peacefully on her 90th birthday July 9, 2013.
She was born July 9 1923 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah to Leonard J. and Carrie Cleo Barton Frandsen. Her childhood was spent in Mt. Pleasant and she began her education at the Hamilton Elementary School, Jr. High and graduation from North Sanpete High School.
Lucile married Blaine Stevens from Fairview, Utah on October 17, 1940 in Manti, Utah. Read the rest of this entry »

Kristin Losser Hansen

July 7th, 2013

12/18/1946 ~ 07/07/2013

HansenKristinKristin Losser Hansen loving wife, mother, grandma, sister, aunt and friend past away unexpectedly on July 7, 2013. She was born to Harold Raymond Losser and Leta May Woffinden on December 18, 1946 in Spanish Fork, UT. She graduated from Spanish Fork High School in 1965 after which she attended and graduated from Snow College and Utah State University. Where she received a bachelor degree in Elementary Education. She married Quay Von Hansen on June 28, 1968 in the Manti LDS Temple, beginning their forever journey together. They have been blessed with 2 beautiful children. Hal and Holly. Read the rest of this entry »

Douglas Cleve Bench

July 6th, 2013

09/30/1943 ~ 07/06/2013

BenchDouglasCropWest Jordan, Utah; Douglas Cleve Bench passed away July 6, 2013. Douglas was born September 30, 1943 to Urban Autry Bench and Wilma Leah Hansen. He was the youngest of 4 children growing up in Fairview Utah. That is where he learned to love the outdoors going hunting and fishing with family and friends. He worked on farms growing up learning the value of a hard day’s work. When he graduated from Sanpete High School he started to follow the construction jobs building dams. Why working on the Flaming Gorge Dam where he met Karen Brady. They married on September 28, 1963 and had 5 five children together. Read the rest of this entry »

Elaine A. Rawlinson

July 5th, 2013

June 15, 1924-July 5, 2013

RowlinsonElaineBigElaine M. Andersen was born on June 15, 1924 at Monroe, Utah, the daughter of Ernest Andersen and Elna Andersen. Her mother was from Denmark, and her father from Monroe. Elaine was the oldest of six children. She went to Snow College and worked for the Internal Revenue Service in Salt Lake City, where she met her future husband, Joseph E. Rawlinson.
Joseph E. Rawlinson was an Internal Revenue Agent. He was transferred to Los Angeles, California, and he and Elaine were married in 1947. Joseph subsequently went into private practice as a CPA and later became an attorney after four years of night school. He had three children from a prior marriage: Jim, Jolene, and Nancy, and he and Elaine had six children together: Read the rest of this entry »

Linda Tucker Russell

July 5th, 2013

01/29/1940 ~ 07/05/2013

RussellLindaObitLinda Gayle Tucker Russell, 73 of Orem, UT passed away July 5th, 2013. She was surrounded by those who loved her as she passed away peacefully. A graveside service will be at the Fairview cemetery Thursday July 11th at 11:00am. We will have a celebration of her life Friday July 12th open house from 2pm-8pm at the Clubhouse of the Garden Park Condos; Garden Park Dr, Orem, UT 84057 (Cross road center street in Orem, entry to property on east side of Post office) Her Bishop will give a prayer at 4pm. Online condolences at rasmussenmortuary.com.She was born January 29th, 1940 in Fairview, UT to Marcelle and Floyd Tucker. Read the rest of this entry »

Owen Kenneth Christensen

July 2nd, 2013

03/18/1918 ~ 07/02/2013

ChristensenOwenOwen Kenneth Christensen, was reunited with his sweetheart, Edna, July 2, 2013 in Mona, Utah. He was born on March 18, l918 in the family home on Duck Springs Road in Moroni, Utah. He was the ninth of eleven children born to Dagmar and Niels Christensen. While still in his teens he lost both his mother and father and learned early the importance of independent living, the value of a dollar, hard work and the difference between right and wrong. He married Edna Johnson Christensen on her 19th birthday, July 28, 1939. Blessed with three children, he devoted himself to family. They were sealed together in the Manti Temple September 21, l961. Edna passed away three days after their 70th wedding anniversary. Read the rest of this entry »

Charles “Chuck” Butler

June 29th, 2013

04/28/19226 – 06/29/2013

ButlerCharlesCharles Lee Butler of Delta, Utah returned to his Father in Heaven on June 29, 2013 after a short illness. He was born April 28, 1926 in Tecumseh, Nebraska to Lee Selby and Alice Adelia Butler. He attended high school in Hays, Kansas and NEVER admitted to coaxing a cow into the bell-tower but knew who did! At age 17, he answered his country’s call to serve by enlisting in the Navy during World War II. He served as a Machinist’s Mate and a Seabee in the Pacific theater, including Okinawa and the Aleutian Islands. Chuck returned home and married his first wife Marge, now deceased, in Chicago, Illinois in 1947. They had a daughter, Carol, and later divorced. He moved to Grand Junction, Colorado in 1951 and there he found his true love and eternal companion, Kathryn Louise Nordquist. Read the rest of this entry »

Afton Anderson

June 27th, 2013

07/09/1913 – 06/27/2013

AndersonAftonAfton Jewell Kay Anderson, 99, of Moroni, UT passed away June 27, 2013. Afton was born July 9, 1913 in Mona, UT. She is survived by her seven children, Kaye (J deceased) Hurst; Virginia (Earl) Johnson; Paul (Mary) Anderson; Niel (Garthia) Anderson; Jerry (Debbie) Anderson; Mark (Mary) Anderson; Marilyn (Wayne) Turnbow, 25 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, George McKay Anderson, whom she married in the Salt Lake Temple on December 23, 1936. Afton was a graduate of BYU, a home economics teacher and a homemaker. Her greatest joys were being a mother, a grandmother and being a support to her husband in his church callings including opening up her home to many General Authorities over several years. Read the rest of this entry »