Gary Lamont Sorensen

August 21st, 2020

3/1/1963 ~ 8/21/2020

SPRING CITY, UT – Gary Lamont Sorensen, 57, passed away peacefully at home on August 21, 2020 after a courageous battle with liver cancer. Gary was born on March 1, 1963 to Don Lamont Sorensen and Shirley Marie Lund in Salt Lake City, Utah. Gary grew up in Sandy, Utah. During those years he loved to ski, ride and race motorcycles, go on family outings, sports, scouting, fishing, hunting and working alongside his dad. He graduated from Hillcrest High School and attended one year of college. He married Karie Larsen (later divorced) and have one son Colby. He married Melinda Stump (later divorced) and have two children, Caleb and Sydney. Gary worked in the automotive glass business for years and the last nine years was employed by his brother Randy at Randy Sorensen Trucking where he was the Safety Director and Shop Manager. He was an amazing mechanic and a friend to all those he worked with. Read the rest of this entry »

Brent Joseph Allred

August 18th, 2020

9/23/1974 ~ 8/11/2020

Brent Joseph Allred passed from this earthly life following a short illness on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 in Chandler, AZ. Brent was born in Payson, Utah on September 23, 1974 and adopted by his parents Richard and Laurel Allred when he was four days old. He was a great blessing to his parents and throughout his life played an integral part in his family. He was educated in the public schools in Midvale and graduated from Hillcrest High School. Throughout his life Brent cared for many people. He saw the needs of others and did his best to help when he could. He helped and cared for friends and strangers alike. Brent loved the outdoors and especially the mountains above Spring City, UT. He spent many hours climbing, hiking, hunting and biking. He earned many awards throughout his life time, beginning with the honor of Eagle Scout which fueled his love and desire for the outdoors. Read the rest of this entry »

Peggy Lee Tidwell

August 16th, 2020

7/2/1941 ~ 8/16/2020

Peggy Lee Tidwell finally was able to rejoin her soulmate and husband, Bruce Gloyd Tidwell on August 16, 2020. After a long struggle, she finally was able to find peace and was called home. Born July 2, 1941 to Elgen Louis & Ivy Beckstead Lee in American Fork, UT. Always willing to help others out, she was the token “Grandma” to any wayfaring individual and was considered a second “mom” to many of her 7 children’s friends. Her goal in life was to have grandchildren and great-grandchildren, which she was able to see during her life. Her love for children was reflected in her work with the scouting program as well as preschool education. She faithfully served her faith and church with her husband for 27+ years in scouting and even served a church mission in the Utica, New York mission. Being the ‘mom away from home’ for many a home-sick missionary and even getting involved in scouting there as well. Read the rest of this entry »

Glade Stevens

August 14th, 2020

11/10/1949 ~ 8/14/2020

Our beloved husband, dad and grandpa, M. Glade Stevens (70) passed away unexpectedly on August 14, 2020 in Provo, Utah. Born to Milton and LaRue (George) Stevens on November 10, 1949 in Fillmore, Utah.
Glade was taught to be a mathematician by his mother, a school teacher, before he lost her at a young age. He then spent countless hours with his “Daddy” helping in the Feed Store, plowing the fields and delivering eggs to Salt Lake City.
He attended Millard High School where he excelled as a three sport athlete in football, basketball and track. After graduating in 1968, Glade went on to play football at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah.
Glade was a simple man with a strong work ethic that lead him to own and operate a successful trucking company and agricultural farm, growing alfalfa and small grains. Farming was his livelihood, his passion, his hobby. Read the rest of this entry »

Loretta Mae Smith Marx

August 14th, 2020

4/14/1937 ~ 8/14/2020

Loretta Mae Smith Marx returned to the loving embrace of her Heavenly Father on August 14, 2020.  Loretta was born April 14, 1937 in Nampa, Idaho and later moved with her family to Yakima, Washington.  She grew up amongst many extended family members and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandparents and cousins.  She graduated from Yakima High in 1955 and later attended Brigham Young University.  Loretta married Gordon W. Marx on August 16, 1959 in Ely, Nevada.  Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple on April 15, 1978. 

Loretta is survived by her husband Gordon Marx, Fountain Green, Utah; her three children:  Bradford Scott (Wendy) Marx, Mansfield, Texas; Marc Andrew (Melanie) Marx, Cedar City, Utah; Keri Lin (Les) Marstella, Madras, Oregon. Read the rest of this entry »

Merlena Joyce Noyes Blackburn

August 13th, 2020

11/30/1942 ~ 8/13/2020

Merlena Joyce Noyes Blackburn passed away August 13, 2020 after a long illness. She fought bravely and passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family.
Merlena married her childhood sweetheart, Blain Blackburn, at the age of 16 and began an amazing love story that lasted 61 years.
Together they raised three amazing daughters. Tami Dimmick, Ranae Bate and Natalie Stromberg. They are the very proud grandparents of 7 grandchildren., Andrea and Eric Dimmick, Ryan, Heather and Makenzie Householder and Melissa and Chase Stromberg, as well as 7 beautiful great-grandchildren, Harlow, Cash, Jax, Ryker, Miles, Charlee and Leo.
Merlena was the most amazing artist. She was accomplished in several different mediums including pencils, colored pencils, chalks, watercolors, charcoals and oils. Every member of her family benefitted from her wonderful artistic talent. She also loved to crochet and made hundreds of different items for her loved ones. Read the rest of this entry »

Jay Lawrence Olsen

August 13th, 2020

1/13/1928 ~ 8/13/2020

           Jay Lawrence Olsen returned home to Our loving Heavenly Father and was reunited with his beloved sweetheart beyond the veil on Thursday, August 13, 2020. He was 92 years old and was accompanied by family at the time of his passing in Nephi, Utah.

            Jay was the fourth of five children, born to Lawrence Peter and Mabel Livingston Olsen on January 13, 1928. He married Marva Belliston of Nephi, Utah on November 10, 1948, in the Manti LDS Temple. They had seven children: Steven (Candy) Olsen, South Jordan, UT;  David (Jackie) Olsen (predeceased), Margie (Rod) Ostler, Orem, UT; Laura (Jeff) Watson, Spring City, UT;  Susan (predeceased), Connie (Wayne) Jarrett, Nephi, UT;  and Allen (Brenda) Olsen, Fountain Green, UT. Read the rest of this entry »

David E. Warner

August 12th, 2020

4/26/1936 ~ 5/23/2020

David E. Warner, 84, passed away May 23,2020. Dave was born April 26, 1936 to Loren and Virginia Warner in Fillmore, Utah. Dave came into this world with two older brothers Jerry and Jim.

Dave attended school in Fillmore and graduated from Millard High in 1954. He then married his high school sweetheart Jolene Ahlstrom right after High School. They lived in Utah, Nevada, and California before landing in Las Vegas and going to work for Union Pacific Railroad. Dave and Jolene raised three children, Sherrie, Wendy, and Jay.

Dave and Jo always enjoyed coming to Fillmore and Kanosh to stay and visit. They later bought a summer home in Fillmore, where they spent a lot of time in the warmer months. Dave really enjoyed reading his Zane Grey books in the parks and swapping stories with his coffee friends at the Paradise Cafe. Read the rest of this entry »

Peggy Young

August 10th, 2020

7/30/1949 ~ 8/10/2020

Our beloved Mom, grandma, great- grandma, Peggy Young, returned to her love Ted on August 10, 2020. Born July 30, 1949 to Ivor Lon & Mary Benson Larsen in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. Married Ted “Butch” Young November 24, 1967 in Manti, Utah.
Peggy worked at the Moroni Turkey Processing Plant for 50 years where she was loved by many. She loved to go on weekend drives and finding new places to try breakfast. Peggy loved reading, crocheting, her dog Fred and spending time with her kids and grandkids.
She is survived by her children, Laurie Young, Manti, UT; Chris (Katie) Young, Chester, UT; Scott (Monica) Young, Eagle Mountain, UT; grandkids, Chance, Dylan, Caleb, Kenadee, Connor, Jazmine, Keller; great-grandkids, Ryley, Oakley, Lochlyn, Zayden; siblings, Renee Petersen, Manti, UT; Gary “Butch” (Joyce) Larsen, Spring City, Preceded in death by her parents, husband Butch, brother-in-law Doug Petersen.< Read the rest of this entry »

Major Ray Edward Christensen

August 2nd, 2020

U.S. Air Force Retired

4/7/1929 ~ 8/1/2020

Ray passed away August 1, 2020 in Nephi Utah. He was born in Bloomington, ID. on April 7, 1929 to Wendall A. and Viola Patterson Christensen. He is predeceased by all family members, brothers, McKay, twin brother Roy, and Paul Christensen.
Ray is survived by his wife Marilyn Halliday Christensen. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple and would have been married 68 years this coming August 13. They have 7 children, Clarke R. Christensen of Spring City, Raelynn C. Ferguson of Spring City, Colette Thompson of Spring City, Craig R. Christensen of Provo/Spring City, Cami Hathaway of Spring City, Cory R. Christensen of Las Vegas and Chad R. Christensen of Park City. They were blessed with 29 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren, with more on the way. Read the rest of this entry »