Erika Renee Shinkle Payne

January 2nd, 2022

2/10/1977 ~ 1/2/2022

Erika Renee Shinkle PayneFebruary 10, 1977 ~ January 2,2022
Our beloved Erika passed back to her loving Heavenly Father after bravely enduring a long illness. She leaves behind her husband, Cedric, parents Celeste and Terry Curtis, two brothers, Aaron Shinkle and Shane Johnson, along with many other family and friends. She is preceded in death by father, Gary Shinkle, whom she adored.
Erika was born in Murray, Utah and at age ten moved to Boise, Idaho. There she finished school graduating from Capital High School. She loved her independence working several places including Idaho Pizza Factory, and Mr. Frog’s Preschool and Day Care. Read the rest of this entry »

Michael Val Monson

January 1st, 2022

06/06/1951 ~ 01/01/2022

Michael Val Monson was born on June 6, 1951 to Elwood and Elsie Monson in American Fork, Utah. He grew up in Pleasant Grove, Utah and graduated from Pleasant Grove High School. He trained as a Program Lead and worked at the Utah State Developmental Center for 24 years before taking a medical retirement due to Parkinson’s Disease.
Mike loved all things outdoors and was highly skilled in mountaineering, rock climbing, ice climbing and was even invited to be part of the first group of Utah hikers to ascend Mt. Everest. He loved taking his kids, Matt and Robyn, with him from an early age.
Mike had a keen and unique wit that could make you laugh at a whole new level. His good humor and quick quips will be greatly missed. Read the rest of this entry »

Keith Blake Peterson

December 31st, 2021

Keith Blake Peterson, 65, of Ephraim, UT passed away December 31, 2021 at his cabin in Ephraim. He was born to LuDeal and LuDean Peterson on October 10, 1956 in Mt. Pleasant, UT. Blake was proud of his deep Sanpete roots. He always said he had a happy childhood growing up on “the rez” (northeast Ephraim) with his brother, three sisters, cousins, and friends. His father worked on the railroad, so his mother was the one who chased him with a willow stick when needed.

During his youth he enjoyed sports, especially baseball and wrestling, and running wild in the east mountains. Blake was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and valued his participation as a boy scout.

During his years at Manti High he learned woodworking skills that served him all of his life. He also worked on the family farm and discovered Mopars, another lifelong passion. Hunting, fishing, camping, and getting stuck on the mountain were favorite hobbies. Read the rest of this entry »

Carol Aleen Ney Beesley

December 31st, 2021

7/14/1924 ~ 12/31/2021

Carol Aleen Ney Beesley, 97 of Mt. Pleasant, UT, passed away peacefully the morning of December 31, 2021. She was welcomed home to the arms of her Savior. She was born July 14, 1924 to August Angus & Victoria Johana Sorensen Ney in Mt. Pleasant, UT.
She graduated from Wasatch Academy, in Mt. Pleasant. After graduation she worked at the parachute plant in Manti, and later moved to Clearfield. She then began working at the Navy Base, at that time she met her eternal companion Donald C. Beesley. They were married on February 28, 1947 in Sunset. Their marriage was solemnized July 23, 1983 in the Manti Temple. They made their first home in Roy, where they welcomed their two children Lynn and Janet. In 1970 they moved their small family to Mt. Pleasant, she began working at the sewing plant, where she later retired. Read the rest of this entry »

Stewart R. Kirkpatrick

December 30th, 2021

7/20/1932 ~ 12/19/2021


Stewart Raymond Kirkpatrick (Kirk) was born on July 20, 1932, in Sioux City, Iowa. He passed away on December 19, 2021, in Summerlin, Nevada. He lived in Nevada for the last nine years with his second wife, Nadine Robins Perom Kirkpatrick.

Kirk spent his childhood in Peabody, Kansas with parents Alfred Parn and Pearl Allen Kirkpatrick. As the oldest of six children, Kirk served as his siblings’ friend and protector. He saved his brother Dick from drowning. He taught his sister Judie how to tie her shoes backwards, which she still does. Kirk was voted most likely to succeed in his Peabody Kansas High School class. There is no doubt he lived up to his classmates’ expectations. In 1954, Kirk graduated from Grinnell College and received a commission in the U.S. Air Force. Read the rest of this entry »

Fonda Uvonne Hartley Rappleye

December 28th, 2021

6/18/1938 – 12/28/2021

OAK CREEK, UT: Fonda Uvonne Hartley Rappleye, 83, born June 18, 1938, to Glen Adolph and Anna Margaret (Turpin) Hartley, left this plane of existence, for greater adventures, December 28, 2021.

A woman of many talents, she was a homemaker, seamstress, and rock hound. She made clothes and toys for family, friends, and neighbors; sewing dresses for prom, bridesmaids, and tabernacle choir members. She made and sold quilts and blankets. She also enjoyed making and decorating wedding and sheet cakes, as well as seasonal sugar cookies which were given out with pride. Read the rest of this entry »

Juan Tinoco, Laura (Rico) and Jaquelyn (Jackie) Aguado

December 21st, 2021

In loving memory of Juan, Laura (Rico) and Jaquelyn (Jackie) Aguado.
Juan and Laura’s love story began at a very young age becoming pregnant with Jackie very young. But as young as they were, Jackie was their life. The three grew up together as a family. They had their up and downs throughout the years as every couple does but their main focus as always Jackie, their pride and joy. They went on many adventures together, camping, razor riding, trips and just loving life together as a family. And always surrounded with people they loved. So when their time came to an end here with us, they left together as a family to start their new adventure.
A Celebration of life in their honor will be held at the Moroni Opera House Saturday, January 1, 2021. Public from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. and for close friends and family 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Instead of flowers we will have a memory box for friends who would like to bring something that they remember them by, a picture, trinket, poem or a final goodbye.

Guy Gordon “GG” Young

December 21st, 2021

9/4/1943 ~ 12/21/2021

Guy Gordon “GG” Young, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 after a short illness.  Gordon was born on September 4, 1943 the only child of Guy Wilson and Vera Maurine Hermansen Young in Ephraim, Utah.

Gordon proudly served his country as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps from January 1964 – June 1971 receiving two Good Conduct medals, two Vietnam Service medals, a Cross of Gallantry and many others.  After serving two tours with distinction in Vietnam, Gordon retired from the Marine Corps.  The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Marines never left him, as many friends and family will attest. Read the rest of this entry »

Vera Donna Pritchard

December 20th, 2021

2/9/1931 ~ 2/20/2021

Vera Donna Pritchard, 90 of Ephraim, Utah, passed away December 20, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 9, 1931 to Ira and Vera Brink Dahm in Sacramento, California. She married Leonard A. Pritchard on October 24, 1948 in Reno Nevada. Together they had two children Cookie Pritchard, and Bud (Donna Lue) Pritchard. The family moved from San Jose, California in 1965 and started the Stagg Camper business. They sold it and built the Iron Horse Motel in 1976. Donna and her husband ran the motel for forty years. Donna and her daughter Cookie raised, owned, and showed world champion AQHA Champion Quarter Horses for many years. She loved breeding and raising the foals, and having her Aussie dogs, Trouble and Sweetie. Donna was a 4-H horse leader in Ephraim for many years.
She is survived by her daughter Cookie Pritchard and son Bud (Donna Lue) Pritchard, both of Ephraim, Utah; grandson Jeromy Colt (Tabitha) Pritchard; great grandson Gage Pritchard. Donna was preceded in death by her husband Leonard and grandson Ryan Pritchard; brothers Donald Brink and Ira Dahm.
To celebrate her life Donna would love you to donate to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Richard “Dick” Nolan Oswald

December 18th, 2021

12/2/1938 ~ 12/18/2021

On Saturday December 18, 2021 Dick saddled up his horse and rode away for one last ride to Trailridge before making his final destination. Dick passed away with the love of his life Bonnie by his side at their home in Fairview Utah. Dick was born to Nolan C Oswald and Lois Thorton Oswald December 2, 1938 in S.L.C. UT.
Dick graduated from Olympus high school in 1957. He joined the United States Army Reserve in 1957 and was honorably discharged on April 30, 1964. He married Shirley Ann Mark on August 2, 1958 and together they had two son’s Joel and Jono.
Dick rode with the Ute Rangers on his horse Stranger. He and his Dad Nolan were Flag carriers, riding in many parades and events around the intermountain West.
Dick was a printer by trade for over 40 years owning and operating Intermountain Litho for 19 years alongside his son Joel. Read the rest of this entry »