Reed Forest Christensen

May 27th, 2019

6/1/1938 ~ 5/27/2019

ChristensenReedCoupleCropOur loving husband, father, and grandfather, Reed Forest Christensen, 80, passed away May 27, 2019 at his home in Moroni, Utah after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born June 1, 1938 to Forest Franklin and Virginia Ruesch Christensen and had a wonderful childhood in Moroni, growing up with good friends. He married his eternal companion, Myrla Eliason, in the Logan LDS temple on August 21, 1963. They later welcomed two children, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren to their family.
Reed was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In his youth he received the Eagle Scout award and faithfully served in the Gulf States Mission. Throughout his life, he enjoyed many other callings, including serving as bishop in the Ephraim YSA Stake and an ordinance worker in the Manti temple. Read the rest of this entry »

Jacob A. Christensen

May 25th, 2019

8/9/1981 ~ 5/25/2019

ChristensenJacobCropJacob A. Christensen; Our beloved son, brother, uncle and friend passed away on Saturday, May 25th in the beautiful mountains, west of Ephraim, overlooking Manti LDS Temple, both of which he loved so much.
Jacob was born on August 9, 1981 to Shirley Rae Bronson Westenskow and John Paul Christensen in Salt Lake City Utah. He was all boy! He had more energy than any three kids combined, always on the move. He loved organizing the large group of neighborhood kids in everything from riding a zip line in our back yard that ended in hitting a tree, to swimming in the fish pond east of Mt Pleasant. He loved climbing trees, visiting neighbors, and any and every adventure he could find! He was also a great snuggler. Read the rest of this entry »

Freddie Ann Merz Keller

May 25th, 2019

2/7/1934 ~ 5/25/2019

KellerFreddieYoungCropKellerFreddieCropFreddie Ann Merz Keller, age 85 passed away May 25, 2019. Our loving mother was born February 7, 1934 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah to Monte Merz and Cleo Staker Merz Ream. She was a wonderful, loving devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother and friend. Her children, grandchildren and greats were her life.
She graduated from North Sanpete high school, class of 1952. She married the love of her life Kendall J. Keller, November 17, 1952 in Manti, Utah. They had 52 years together, dad passed away August 29, 2004. Mom missed dad deeply. Together they were blessed with four wonderful, loving children. Read the rest of this entry »

Norma Gloria Atkinson Fackrell

May 24th, 2019

10/15/1926 ~ 5/24/2019

FackrellGloriaCropOur Sweet Mom and Grandmother, Norma Gloria Atkinson Fackrell, passed away on May 24, 2019 in Layton Ut. She was born on October 15, 1926 to Mr. John Wright Atkinson and Ms. Hettie Catherine Turknett. She grew up in Wesconnett Florida (about 12 miles out of Jacksonville, Florida) and was the sixth of seven children in her family.
She met Joseph Charles Fackrell Jr. while he was stationed at the Naval Air Station in Florida and they were married on July 20th 1948 in the Idaho Falls Temple. Gloria is survived by five wonderful children Joseph, John, Joyce, Jim and Steve. Sixteen Grandchildren and many beautiful Great Grandchildren that love their Grandma Very Much. Read the rest of this entry »

Gary Aaron Merrill

May 23rd, 2019

11/5/1956 – 5/23/2019

MerrillGary004CropGary A. Merrill 62, of Orem, Utah, passed away May 23, 2019, in Orem, Utah. He was born November 5, 1956 to John Dean and Rose Marie (Franszczak) Merrill, in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He loved family, and little children. He was always willing to help everyone, with whatever he could. He had a very big heart. He had a special love for old fancy cars.
He is preceded in death by his mother and father, and one great nephew. He is survived by his siblings, Dean (Myrth) Merrill; Dennis (Debbra) Merrill; Terry (Elona) Merrill; Cathy (Wayne) Scholle; Jennifer Cornelius; Joel (Kristina) Merrill.
Graveside services and interment will be held on June 3, 2019, at 10:00 A.M. Chester Cemetery, Chester Utah. Online condolence rasmussenmortuary.com

Mark Roy Birrell

May 20th, 2019

11/20/1962 ~ 5/20/2019

BirrellMark4Mark Roy Birrell age 56 passed away peacefully on May 20, 2019 in Taylorsville, Utah. Mark was born Nov 20, 1962 in Pocatello, Idaho to Cliff and Shirley (Gibson) Birrell.
Mark became a father to his son Ryan July, 1982 and received his degree as a master electrician in 1983. He worked as an electrician for several years. Mark had a great love for the ocean, he spent many years in his young adult life surfing and skateboarding. After nearly a lifetime of alcoholism, Mark’s body finally gave up at the young age of 56. He was being cared for at Avalon West Health and Rehabilitation and Care Center in Taylorsville, UT when he passed away. We have joked that the man had an amazing ability to overcome anything that was thrown at him, including multiple car accidents, emergency surgeries even being electrocuted while working. Read the rest of this entry »

Eliza Merle Day

May 13th, 2019

8/1/1939 ~ 3/6/2019

DayMerleCropEliza Merle Day died March 6, 2019, after suffering a recurrence of cancer. She was 79. The second child, and only daughter, of Alvin Delroy Day and Lemira Rawlinson Day, Merle was born in Fairview, Utah, and spent her childhood years in Eureka, Calif., and several small Utah towns.
Merle graduated from Provo High School in 1957 and earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Utah State University in 1968. She attended graduate school at the University of Texas in Austin, completing her Ph.D. in zoology in 1990. Merle worked in genetic research for several years, first at the M.D. Anderson cancer research center and then at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Read the rest of this entry »

Barbara “Bobbie” Allred Cox

May 12th, 2019

7/12/1952 ~ 5/12/2019

CoxBarbaraCropBarbara “Bobbie” Allred Cox, Born in Mt. Pleasant, Utah to Bruce and Shirley Allred on July 12, 1952. She married Sam Cox of Fairview on September 22, 1973. She died May 12, 2019 at Utah Valley Hospital from health problems. Bobbie was surrounded by her husband, Sam, sister Shirleen, and family. She loved the outdoors and could be found fishing with her mother, nieces and nephews. She and Sam were happiest when they were together fishing at various lakes in Utah. One of the highlights of her life was fishing trips to Alaska when she caught a 960 pound Sleeper shark. She was most proud of that shark, but she let it go. Bobbie was an accomplished horse woman, winning many competitions, barrel racing, and pole bending. She was also Sanpete County Rodeo Queen. She was an independent and strong woman. Read the rest of this entry »

Marylin L. Hicks

May 8th, 2019

9/20/1936 ~ 5/8/2019

HicksMarylinCropMarylin L. Hicks; Born on September 20, 1936 in Kanab, Utah to Luther and Valate Linton, and was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Marylin is the youngest of 10 siblings and a loving mother of four children, six grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers, 4 sisters, and son Tony Hicks, and is survived by one sister (Margaret Veblungsnes).
Marylin Spent her life sharing her love for the LORD and went home to be with Him on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Services will be held at Ephraim Church of the Bible (380 S. 400 E. Ephraim, UT) at 11:30 am May 15, 2019 with a viewing starting at 11 am and interment at Fairview Cemetery at 2pm.

Kodi Jade Wheeler

May 3rd, 2019

8/28/2002 ~ 5/3/2019

WheelerKodiCropKodi Jade Wheeler was born August 28, 2002 to M. Wade Wheeler and Amber Harward Wheeler. She left this physical realm with one of her best friends, Julie Oldroyd, and their friend Ryan Lyman, on May 3, 2019.
Kodi is survived by her mother Amber, her sister Emily, her brother Kaleb, her stepfather E. Jason Woodger, her sisters Jesseca Kathman and Camilla Luff, and their spouses and children, her brother Shaun, and their mother (Kodi’s godmother) Pamela Dillon, her Grandparents Kathryn Loveland, Tom Harward, and Norman Swainston, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is also survived by her beautiful friend Kenzie and a world of more friends. Read the rest of this entry »