Catherine Mary Hawkins

July 17th, 2019

03/26/1935 ~ 7/17/2019

HawkinsCatherine001Catherine Mary Hawkins passed away on July 17, 2019 of natural causes. Catherine was 84 years young. She was a long time resident of Mt. Pleasant, UT and before moving to Utah lived in southern California, where she and her 6 siblings grew up. Catherine worked as a waitress and then with school lunch before retiring. Her life after moving to Utah was full of service. She was a member of D.U.P. and served faithfully for many years as a temple worker in the Manti Temple.
She is survived by her daughter Twila Gutierrez of Spring City, Ut. 5 grand children, Joseph Guterrez, Rachel Cardi, Michelle Robert, David Gutierrez, Esther Gutierrez, and ten great grandchildren. She is proceded in death by her granddaughter Jessica Gutierrez. Read the rest of this entry »

Charles “Charlie” Ralph Staker

July 15th, 2019

StakerCharles003StakerCharles001CropCharles “Charlie” Ralph Staker, born March 2, 1948, died at home of natural causes on Sunday, July 14, 2019. He is survived by 1 sister and 3 brothers. Glendona (Charles) Hermansen, Gordon R. ( Beverly) Staker, Robert W. (Sheila) Staker, and Ed (Sara) Staker. He was preceded in death by his parents Gordon and Glenda Staker.
Charlie was born in Mt. Pleasant and graduated from North Sanpete High School. He loved all sports and excelled in football, basketball, baseball, and tennis in high school. Everyone loved Charlie. He went on to play baseball at Snow College before serving a 2 1/2 year mission to Uruguay for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read the rest of this entry »

Virginia Paul Kelson

July 14th, 2019

01/26/1929 ~ 7/14/2019

KelsonVirginia“Jinnah” Kelson, a pioneer in women’s equality in the work force, and a long-time Salt Lake City resident, passed away peacefully at her home. In 1971, she established the Phoenix Institute, which assisted women in finding non-traditional jobs. She was also a founder of Network Magazine, a resource for women in the work force. Jinnah fought for women’s issues at the state and national level. Later, she became a partner at Ralston Consulting Group.
Jinnah’s parents, Viola Love Paul and Dr. Leslie Joshua Paul, raised four children, two of whom have preceded Jinnah in death. She is survived by one sister, Jeanne Heath, of CA. Jinnah married A. W. Kelson on August 12th, 1950. Read the rest of this entry »

Margaret Rose Jackson

July 11th, 2019

03/17/1948 – 07/11/2019JacksonMargaret

Margaret Rose Jackson, age 71, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2019 surrounded by her family and friends. Margaret was born on March 17, 1948 in Brandon, MN to Ruth and Pete Schecker. She married her soul mate, Lee Roy Jackson, on February 12, 1977. They built their home together in Fillmore, UT where she has lived for the past 40 years.

Margaret enjoyed gardening, wood working, arts and crafts, ATVing, exploring the country, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a kind and gentle soul. She cared about everybody around her. She was always there if you needed time or a lending ear. Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Roland “RD” Mower

July 8th, 2019

12/25/1928 ~ 7/8/2019

IMG_1356MowerRolandIt is with great sadness we announce the passing of Dr. Roland Deloy (RD) Mower on July 8, 2019, at the age of 90, after living a very full and rewarding life. RD leaves behind his wife of 70 years, Nona Iva Lee Hall Mower; daughters: Carol L. Clawson, South Jordan, UT and Christi L. Edwards (Brad), Chino Valley, AZ; sons: Roland C. Mower (Charlotte), Medina, TX and Richard H. Mower (Tina), Bismarck, ND, Minh Dang (Anh) Garden Grove, CA; sisters: Lynne Jensen, Fairview, UT and Emily Lillie, South Jordan, UT; brother-in-law: William Hall and sister-in-law: Waunell Hall, Mershon, GA; 19 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Read the rest of this entry »

Shellee Rigby

July 6th, 2019

8/19/1966 ~ 7/6/2019

RigbyShellee002Shellee Rigby 52 of Mount Pleasant, UT passed away July 6, 2019 in Provo, UT. She was born August 19, 1966 in Detroit, MI to Jon Gregory Long and Elizabeth “Betsy” Ellen Marwick Long. She moved to Manti, UT where she went to Jr. High and then moved to Mount Pleasant, UT where she graduated from North Sanpete. She met her best friend and the love of her life Blake Allen Rigby while in Jr. High and started dating in High School. They were married February 25, 1984 in Mount Pleasant, UT. They had two children, Ashlee and Emilee. Shellee then went to Snow College and got her Associates degree and then went to Utah Valley University and Southern Utah University and got her bachelors degree in Elementary Education. She taught at Mount Pleasant Elementary for 19 years and then the last two years at Wasatch Academy. Read the rest of this entry »

Alisa “Al” Samuel Jessop

June 30th, 2019

6/15/1959 ~ 6/30/2019

JessopAlisaCropIn the early hours of Sabbath morning on Sunday, June 30, 2019, Alisa Samuel Jessop passed away at the age of 60 due to heart complications. He died in his home with his wife and children. We are deeply saddened and grieving for the loss of our husband, father, and friend.

Alisa, also known as “Al”, was born on June 15, 1959 in Aunu’u, American Samoa to parents Samuel Frank Jessop and Betty Patane. He was the third of their 11 children and has 7 sisters (Florina, Marta, Atisa, Peta, Sharon, Daisy, Temple) and 3 brothers (Steven, Alfred, Frankie). Read the rest of this entry »

Larry Stewart

June 25th, 2019

7/19/1928 ~ 6/25/2019

Best King Cowb oyCropLarry Stewart passed away peacefully June 25, 2019 at the age of 90 in Kearns, Utah. He was born July 19, 1928 in Milburn, Utah to Lyman and Rebecca Garlick Stewart, youngest of 7 children. He grew up working alongside his parents and siblings on their farm in Milburn. He served in the Occupation Army in Japan following World War II. After returning home, he married Rhea Anderson and took a job as the farm herdsman at the Snow College Experimental farm in Ephraim, Utah and at the same time began his college education. He eventually earned a Doctorate in Science and Math. He taught elementary school in Moroni, Utah and later science education at Southern Utah State University, but his heart always went back to the farm in Milburn. In 1974, after his parents passed away, he bought out his siblings and moved back to the farm. Read the rest of this entry »

Michelle Coates

June 22nd, 2019

9/30/1966 ~ 6/22/2019

CoatesMichelleCropOur amazing wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend Michelle Coates passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on June 22, 2019.
Michelle was born September 30, 1966 in Tremonton, UT to Glen and Alice Coates. She is the third of four girls.
She was proud of representing Mt. Pleasant City as Rodeo Queen of the 1981 rodeos and parades.
Chelle loved her family. She met the love of her life Kevin Otteson on March 2, 1983. Together they had three beautiful daughters.
She worked for the State Road, flagging and later went to work at the Mt. Pleasant Maverik a place she truly enjoyed and made a lot of friends. Read the rest of this entry »

Geraldine Lowder Church

June 21st, 2019

6/20/1931 ~ 6/20/2019

ChurchGeraldineCropGeraldine Lowder Church, a long-time resident of Fillmore, Utah, died of an extended illness on June 20, 2019, in the Fillmore Hospital.
Born to Grant (Shady) Whitney Lowder and Alice Jane (Jennie) Watt Lowder on June 20, 1931 in Cedar City, Utah, Geraldine was an only child who grew up with a love for horses, hard work and cooking delicious meals.
She married Frank Sweeting in August 15, 1948, Later divorced. She married Dwight Church July 15, 1972, he died April 27, 2006.
As a mother and a friend, Geraldine was loved by all and had a smile for everyone. She served lovingly and willingly. Her patience, tolerance and understanding of others brought her popularity in Fillmore, along with her talent for cooking tasty food. Read the rest of this entry »