Jeremy William Arters

November 3rd, 2020

5/20/88 ~ 11/3/2020

Jeremy William Arters, 32, passed away November 3, 2020. Jeremy is survived by his daughters Stella Arters and Kennleigh Arters; his siblings Nathan Arters, Joshua (Beth, Agnes, Maive) Arters, Nolan (Ruth) Arters, Sarah Ivy (Krish) Arters, Ostin (Bailey) Arters, Miles Arters, Dean Myers and Dallas Myers; his parents Diane (Dan) Johnson, and Dan (Kristine) Arters; and grandparents Richard and Elaine Niedrich, and LaRae Johnson.
Jeremy studied at Snow College and was interested in a career in Artificial Intelligence. Jeremy worked in construction and roofing. At the time of his passing, he was helping his dad, Dan Johnson, and his uncle Jim with building a house for “Nana” LaRae Johnson and Aunt Sherrie Stanton. Read the rest of this entry »

Tracy Jean Larsen

October 29th, 2020

2/14/1964 ~ 10/29/2020

Tracy Jean Larsen, 56, returned to her loving Heavenly Father on October 29, 2020.

Tracy was born on February 14, 1964 to Bert and Elva Porter. She married the love of her life, Chad Larsen, October 25, 1986. Together they raised their two beautiful daughters, Candice (Larsen) Holman and Lindsay (Larsen) Wootton in Spring City, UT. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti, UT Temple on their 20th wedding anniversary, October 25, 2006.

Tracy dedicated her life to helping special needs children. She started her career as a Paraprofessional with the North Sanpete School District in 1992. She touched the lives of many students over her 28 years of service. Read the rest of this entry »

Viola L Petersen

October 28th, 2020

7/14/1928 ~ 10/28/202

Viola L. Petersen 92, peacefully returned to her Heavenly Father on October 28, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was born to George Lake and Agnes Maria Guymon Lake on July 14, 1928. She is the youngest of 13 children. She was an avid quilter. She quilted most of her life. One of her favorite things to do with all the quilts she made was to give them to her family and friends.
Viola was a long standing member of Daughters of the Utah Pioneers (DUP). She enjoyed working in many different positions over the years. The highlight of her month was going to club and playing games with her friends. She also loved to volunteer in many positions over the years. She especially liked working in the local voting booth. Read the rest of this entry »

William Heber Parkin

October 27th, 2020

6/21/1933 ~ 10/27/2020

William Heber Parkin was born in Los Angeles, CA, June 21, 1933, to Lucy Hannah Barney and Leland Hatch Parkin.  After a few short years there and in Wilmington, CA, he was raised in Long Beach where he graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School. He lived in humble, depression era circumstances with his four siblings. However, since his father was employed by Union Pacific his mother and the children were able to ride the train free to spend each summer with her beloved family in Spring City, UT. They were surrounded by a myriad of Allred and Barney relatives. Bill had a youthful passion for birds, animals, insects and snakes. He pleasantly surprised his junior high science teacher one day by bringing his pet rattlesnake to show and tell in a gunnysack. Read the rest of this entry »

Evan Peterson

October 24th, 2020

3/7/1930 ~ 10/22/2020

Our cherished father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend, Evan Peterson of Mayfield, Utah passed peacefully to be with his wife Grace of 69 years, his infant son and other family members who have passed before him. He died the morning of Thursday October 22, 2020 at 7:22 a.m., after spending 2 months at the Mission Community Care Center in declining health. While there, he made many friends who loved serving him and he loved to entertain them by telling stories of his life and playing his harmonica for them. Evan was a kind and gentle man who had a constant temperament.
Evan was born in Lyman, Wayne Co. Utah on March 7, 1930 to Hattie Cleo Jackson and Laurence Thorvald Peterson. When Evan was 7 years old, the family left Wayne County and moved to Mayfield where they had bought a small farm. They built a dairy barn and milked cows for many years. He attended schools in Mayfield and also Manti. Read the rest of this entry »

Gayle Lynne Seely

October 18th, 2020

6/13/1956 ~ 10/18/2020

Gayle Lynne Seely of Mt. Pleasant Utah returned to her Heavenly Father on October 18, 2020. She was born June 13, 1956 to Arnold Van Terry and Edith Kaye LeDuc in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was married for time and all eternity to Steven Burt Seely August 3, 1974 in the Provo, Utah Temple.

Gayle and Steven settled in Mt. Pleasant Utah where they raised four sons, Steve, Brian, Jeffrey, and Kevin.
Gayle was a devoted, loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a confidante. She was always there for her sons and family, no matter what was going on, whether it be lending a helping hand, babysitting, or just being there to talk. Her life was her family. She loved her family with a passion that was immeasurable. Read the rest of this entry »

Erwin Jay Smith

October 18th, 2020

12/7/1948 ~ 10/18/2020

Erwin Jay Smith passed away on the 18th of October 2020 at home due to complications from cancer. Erwin was born on December 7th, 1948 to Mahlon and Annie Mae (Gardiner) Smith, the second of seven children. He attended school in Lindon and Pleasant Grove graduating in 1967. He served in the Alaska/British Columbia LDS mission. He continued to serve the LDS church during his life in many capacities throughout the years to include: Bishopric, Sunday School Teacher, Young Men’s, and as a Temple Worker which he truly enjoyed. He married Deon Beveridge for time and all eternity on March 4, 1971 in the Salt Lake Temple. They were blessed/cursed (depending on one’s point of view) with three sons; Brett, Kayle and Justin. Read the rest of this entry »

DeeAnn Peterson Lubbers

October 17th, 2020

10/28/1939 ~ 10/17/2020

DeeAnn was born in Salt Lake City and raised in Mt. Pleasant, Utah by her parents Josephine Pagano Peterson and Bert Edwin Peterson. She followed her mother’s profession as an educator, teaching elementary students for 30+ years with a special emphasis on reading. Like her father, she loved the country life and maintained her childhood home, returning often.

DeeAnn graduated from North Sanpete High School, Class of 1957, and valued lifelong friendships with her classmates. Following high school and through her college years she worked summers at Zion National Park, a sanctuary she loved throughout her life. She graduated from the University of Utah in 1961 and began her dreams to travel the world. In the summer of 1962, some 17 short years from the end of WWII, she set sail, traveling alone, from Los Angeles to Japan where she lived as an exchange student with a family in Nagano, creating a lifelong bond. Read the rest of this entry »

Evelyn Lorraine Rawlings

October 11th, 2020

6/26/1920 – 10/11/2020

In Loving Memory
Evelyn Lorraine Rawlings
Moroni, UT, Evelyn L. Rawlings, 100, mother of six, who lived to see her family through five generations, passed away peacefully on Sunday night, October 11, at her home in Moroni, UT.
An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Evie was dedicated to a life of service. She loved all people which was demonstrated by how many peoples’ lives she touched in the course of her active life. Evie is survived by her younger brother, Ross Eads, and five of her six children, J.B. Rawlings, WA, Chip Rawlings, CA, Kay Giblette, UT, Craig Rawlings, CA, and Scott Rawlings, CO. She was preceded in death by her third eldest, Steve Rawlings, and her husband, John (Doc) Rawlings. Read the rest of this entry »

Bert Marlin Porter

October 11th, 2020

5/21/1940 ~ 10/11/2020

Bert Marlin Porter 80, returned to his loving Heavenly Father October 11, 2020. Bert was born on May 21, 1940 to Norma Porter Jansson. He married the love of his life, Elva Zufelt Porter on June 8, 1963 and built their home to raise their family. Together they lived their lives in Mt. Pleasant, UT where they raised their two beautiful daughters , Tracy (Porter) Larsen and Kim (Porter) Sanderson.

Bert graduated from North Sanpete High School where he excelled in track, football and basketball. Upon graduating, he joined the Utah National Guard.

Bert spent most of his life working at the Moroni Processing Plant doing odd jobs until he found his passion as a mechanic. Bert worked alongside some of his lifelong best friends. He was a very hard worker but knew how to crack jokes to get the guys to laugh. Read the rest of this entry »