Betty Mae Jansson

September 14th, 2019

3/11/1945 ~ 9/14/2019

JanssonBettyCropBetty Mae Jansson, 74 of Mt. Pleasant, Utah passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, September 14, 2019 in Centerfield, Utah.
Betty was born on March 11, 1945 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah to Norma Porter Jansson. She shared her life alongside her brother and best friend Bert Porter. She was an angel walking this earth. Her love for family and friends was unsurmounted. She enjoyed meeting new people and welcoming them into her heart. She loved sharing stories about the old days.
Betty worked at the turkey plant in Moroni for most of her life, where she met many life-long friends. She loved being out in the community and spending time at Terrell’s, having a drink at Wheeler’s, getting her hair done at the salon, and riding with her brother on the side-by-side to look at the leaves up the canyon. Read the rest of this entry »

Rhea Staples Middleton

September 13th, 2019

5/1/1927 ~ 9/13/2019

MiddletonRheaCrop2Heaven got a new angel today! Rhea Staples Middleton,, age 92,
from Springville, Utah peacefully slipped away at 6 :00AM on September 13, 2019 into the waiting arms of her husband, James A.Middleton, Sr. She was born in Kanosh, Utah to Owen Crane Staples and Melba Lucille Whitaker. She was the 4th of 11 children. Her remaining siblings are Dave Staples, Janet Evans, Clarissa Davis and Kathy Benyon. She is survived by her three children:
Mary(Ron) Ball, Jim Jr., deceased (Sherrie) Middleton and John (Valene) Middleton. She has nine Grandchildren and 25 Great-Grandchildren. We celebrate her gifts of kindness, caring, and continuing love and service to all.
Family was the most important thing to Rhea. She was proud of her pioneer heritage and often said, “If if you’re at Pioneer ancestors could do it, you can, too!” Read the rest of this entry »

Colette Christensen Day

September 8th, 2019

6/25/1971 ~ 9/8/2019

Colette DayColette Christensen Day passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019 in the comfort of her home and surrounded by her family. Her long struggle with physical and emotional ailments is now over. She fought a good fight, persevered with a cheerful smile and lifted those around her. Colette was born June 25, 1971 in Provo, Utah. Her early years in Kanosh, Utah were formative and magical. She learned to work hard as she shared responsibilities with her siblings at home and on their ranch and farm. While in her early teens, Colette moved with her family to Fillmore where she worked in the family store. She had a passion for cosmetics and beauty which fueled her career as a makeup artist and cosmetics representative for several major lines and retailers. She had a genuine desire to help girls and women feel beautiful. Read the rest of this entry »

Fred Ivin Christensen

September 6th, 2019

9/15/1944 ~ 9/6/2019

ChristensenFredHSFred Ivin Christensen passed away September 6th, 2019 in Fillmore Utah. He was born September 15th, 1944 to Ivin Lauris and Marge Brinkerhoff Christensen. He attended Millard High School and Central Utah Vocational School, which later became UVU. He loved working. He loved his farm and his family. He also liked hunting, fishing, trapping, camping and gathering up treasures. He liked to fix unfixable things with “bubble gum, bailing wire and permatex” and loved playing jokes on people.
He is survived by his sister Susan Flaherty; brother Walter Christensen, and his children: Andrade Ivin (Alena), LeeAnn Sawyer (Mike), Brenda Smith (Joe), Blake Joseph (Maria), Jason George (Jennifer), and Kayla Marie (Cameron). He is also survived by his 33 grandchildren. Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia R. Monroe

August 28th, 2019

2/18/1932 ~ 8/28/2019

MonroeGeorgiaCropGeorgia R. Monroe, 87 of Ophir, Ut, passed away August 28, 2019 in Levan, Utah. Born February 18, 1932 to George A. & Rose Johnson Jorgensen in Ophir, Utah. Married Mervin J. Russell January 17, 1972 he passed away October 29, 1985. She then married Dix L. Monroe of Scipio, Utah on February 15, 1992. Their marriage was solemnized September 3, 1993 in the Manti Temple. Dix passed away June 17, 2007.
Georgia graduated from Tooele High School. She worked as a secretary at the Deseret Chemical Depot for 30 years. She served as Mayor for the town of Ophir for 12 years. She worked very hard her whole life and was a life time rancher on her J Bar Ranch near Ophir, and helping Dix with Monore Bros. Ranch in Scipio. Read the rest of this entry »

Stanley Meade Black

August 27th, 2019

5/25/1939 ~ 8/27/2019

BlackStanleyCropStanley Meade Black, 80 beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away August 27, 2019 at the Community Living Center in Centerfield, Utah. He was born May 25, 1939 in Salina, Utah to Douglas and Velma Jensen Black. He was 1 of 5 children.

Stan grew up in Redmond, Utah. He worked in the coal mine, the gypsum plant and at the local gas station. He had the greatest pink T-Bird he would cruise around town in. He met the love of his life, Erlene Hamilton in Salina. They were married on July 19, 1963 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They moved to California and Stan worked as a carpenter. He then became a shop foreman at a production company in Montebello, CA. They were proud parents of one daughter, Cheryl Black, who was the next love of his life. They lost Erlene on May 24, 1972. Read the rest of this entry »

LaVerle Nowling

August 23rd, 2019

9/5/1936 ~ 8/23/2019

NowlingLaVerle003NowlingLaVerle004LaVerle Nowling, 82, passed August 23, 2019 at his home in Chester, Utah.
LaVerle was born September 5, 1936 in Echo, Utah and was raised in Wasatch and Evanston, WY by his Aunt and Uncle Raymond & Lyle “Lila” Lord Nowling who adopted him and his sister Betty. He had five other siblings Wayne (Joyce) Doug (Dorothy) Joy, Joyce, Dorothy (Mike).
He entered the Navy at 18 and served four years and was discharged after having served honorably. He then ventured to Oklahoma where he met and married the love of his life Betty Lanham. They moved to Utah where she joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and they where sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. Read the rest of this entry »

Brenton Cory Clyde Larsen

August 23rd, 2019

August 15, 2019 – August 23, 2019

LarsenBrentonBrenton Cory Clyde Larsen was born on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 8:55 pm at Utah Valley Hospital after his family optimistically anticipated his arrival. He weighed 4 pounds 1 ounce and was 17 inches long. Brenton’s family was blessed with 8 beautiful days with their precious baby boy.

Brenton left this earthly existence on August 23, 2019 at 3:24 in the morning in his mother’s arms, next to his father. Brenton was diagnosed with Trisomy 18 at 17 weeks gestation, but his family was very hopeful that he would get to spend time with them. His parents researched how to help the anomalies he was afflicted with and did what they could to help improve the quality of his tiny life. He proved very strong during the pregnancy, was a fighter during his delivery and achieved many milestones while in the NICU at Utah Valley Hospital with the help of the very best, most compassionate nurses and doctors. Read the rest of this entry »

Lorraine Cox Hansen

August 17th, 2019

5/7/1918 ~ 8/17/2019

Lorraine_YoungerLorraine_OlderFairview, UT; Lorraine Hansen, age 101, passed away on August 17, 2019 at the Quality Living Care facility in Missouri City, TX. Lorraine was born on May 7, 1918 in Fairview, UT, the daughter of Newel and Olea Day Cox. She grew up in Fairview and graduated from Fairview High School. She later attended Snow College.
She married Rex Stewart Hansen, originally from Milburn, UT, on June 1, 1940. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on June 23, 1953. After their marriage, Rex was called into the army during WWII. Read the rest of this entry »

Gary Lynn Jorgensen

August 17th, 2019

1/25/1944 ~ 8/17/2019

JorgensenGaryGary Lynn Jorgensen, loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend, passed away peacefully in his home in Ephraim on August 17th, 2019, at the age of 75. He was born January 25th 1944, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Lyman and Emma Jorgensen, youngest of 11 children, 4 sisters, 6 brothers.
He grew up and spent most of his life in Ephraim where he loved to be. He graduated from Manti High School in 1962. He served in the Army during Vietnam, and was honorably discharged in 1971. He returned home and soon thereafter met and married June Allen. They had 4 daughters, Wendy (David) Burton; Terri (Morgan) Lawrence; Sherri (Ken) Hansen; and April Jorgensen. He was surrounded and bossed around his whole life by women. Read the rest of this entry »