Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

RulonMillerRulon Miller

1936 – 2015

Redmond, Utah – Rulon Laird Miller, age 79, died July 26, 2015 at his home in Redmond, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born June 18, 1936 in Twin Falls, Idaho, a son of Elezar and Carmen Holland Miller.  Rulon joined the US Army in 1954 and served as a paratrooper and cook.  In January of 1955 he married Betty Ann Bean in Twin Falls.  In June of 1959 they were baptized into the LDS Church and sealed their marriage in the St. George LDS Temple in May of 1963.

After the military, Rulon attended Heavy Equipment School in Idaho and spent his livelihood in related jobs, including working for WW Clyde Construction Company, he owned and operated his own semi-truck,  and  after 19 years at UDOT in Salina and Richfield, he retired in 2005.   After retiring, he drove Hot Shot Deliveries for another 5 years.

Rulon’s love was airplanes and his joy was giving first airplane rides to kids of all ages.  In his lifetime, he owned 6 airplanes, 4 of which were homebuilt and one bi-plane that he built.

Rulon is survived by his loving wife, Betty, of Redmond; sons: Timothy and Barbara Miller of Redmond; Harvey and Carol Miller of Hesperia, California; daughter: Bonnie and Masato Kumangai of South Jordan; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother: Michael Kent and Ruth Miller of Idaho; sister: Jackie and Brian Williamson of West Valley City.

He was preceded in death by his father and step-mother: Elezar and Vivetta Miller and his mother, Carmen Miller.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in the Redmond 1st LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Friday evening from 6 to 8 P.M . or Saturday morning from 9:00 to 10:30 prior to the services.

Burial with military honors accorded by the Redmond American Legion Post #118 and the Utah Honor Guard will be in the Redmond City Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

MerrillCHamptonMerrill C. Hampton

1926-2015

Redmond, Utah – Merrill C. Hampton, age 88, of Redmond, passed away peacefully in Gunnison, Utah, on July 15, 2015.

Merrill was born July 26, 1926 in Joseph, Utah to Charles and Una Christina Dorius Hampton.  He was the middle child, a twin, and the only boy of nine children.  He grew up in Marysvale, Utah.  He enjoyed a family that worked, played, and worshiped together.  The family didn’t have access to coal, so Merrill and his dad had to gather enough wood to last the whole winter.  He learned the value of hard work and business at a very young age.  He raised sheep in 4-H and turkeys to make money when he was young.

Merrill graduated from Marysvale High School, class of 1944.  He was drafted into the United States Navy in November of 1944.  World War II ended in 1945 and he finished his military service in August of 1946.  When he came home from the Navy, his family had moved from  Marysvale to Redmond and his dad was farming.  Merrill helped his dad on the farm and grew to love it.  He has been farming ever since.  While he farmed he, he worked at various other places at the same time.  He worked at the sugar beet factory, the turkey plant in Salina, the carrot plant in Sigurd, Albert Poulson’s Salt Mine, he milked cows, Redmond City, and he did roof bolting for ABC and loaded train cars for SUFCO coal mine.

He married the love of his life, Fay Bouvang, in the Manti LDS Temple, November 2, 1951.  Merrill and Fay lived their entire married life in Redmond, Utah where they were blessed with four children.  They enjoyed working together, family holiday get-togethers, and family dinners on Sunday.  In, 1982, Merrill and his sons, Keith and Kevin, went into the dairy business and created Hampton Farming and Livestock.  Merrill and Fay were both known for their dedication and hard work.

Merrill was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  He served in various church callings, but the one he loved the most was serving in the nursery.  He loved the children and the children loved him.  He also was a faithful home teacher.  Merrill and Fay served as temple workers in the Manti, Utah Temple. They also served a mission at the Sigurd Bishop’s Storehouse.

Merrill was a member of the American Legion Post 118.  He served as the Adjutantfor his post for many years.  He received an award from the American Legion in 2009 for 60 years of continuous membership and now has been a member for 66 years.  Merrill and Fay were the recipients of the Utah Commission of Marriage, “Gold Medal Marriage Recognition” award in February 2008.

Merrill loved his wife and family.  They meant the world to him.  His life was turned upside down when his beloved Fay passed away just 7 weeks ago and their reunion in Heaven had to be a joyous one.  He loved to have his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren around him and he cherished their visits. He loved being outside and working in the yard or polishing his car.  Even being tethered to oxygen, you could find him chopping weeds and watering or cleaning up his yard.  He truly was a good example to all who knew him.

Merrill is survived by his children: Keith and Patsy Hampton, Terri Lyn and Burke Williams, all of Redmond, Cynthia and Marlin Mason of Ephraim, and daughter-in-law: Nancy Hampton of Redmond; 4 sisters, Luella Kralka of California, Anna Fae and Willis Hales of Redmond, Della Rae and Neldon Peterson of Salt Lake, and Leila Crane of Salina; 21 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren.

Merrill was preceded in death by his wife Fay Bouvang Hampton, his son Kevin Hampton; his parents Charles and Una Hampton; sisters (twin) Merle Roberts, Nelda Behunin, Vaunda Colby, and Ruby Hampton

Merrill’s family extend thanks from the bottom of our hearts to the EMT’s, Utah Valley trauma team, doctors, and nurses and Naomi (an angel), Doctor Jensen, the nurses and staff at Gunnison Valley Hospital, and Gunnison Hospice, for the love and tender care they extended to Dad and our family during the past weeks.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 12:00 noon in the Redmond 1st LDS Ward Chapel, 310 West 100 North.  There will be a viewing Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Springer Turner Funeral Home Funeral Home, 150 East Main in Salina or Saturday morning from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., prior to the services at the Redmond Ward Chapel in Redmond.  Interment will be in the Redmond City Cemetery under the care of the Springer turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Ronald Durrant obitRonald Craig Durrant

 

Ronald Craig Durrant, age 81, passed away peacefully on July 14, 2015 at his home in Cedar City, Utah, surrounded by his loved ones, after a short battle with cancer. Ron was born in Castle Gate, Utah on July 10, 1934 to R.L. and Brittania Craig Durrant. Then the family moved to Cedar City, Utah when Ron was one year old.

He married Rose Marie Williams on July 10, 1954 in the St. George Temple. She passed away on July 24, 1955. Then he met and fell in love with Lorea Stewart. They were married on September 11, 1956 in the Salt Lake Temple. He was member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

When Ron was a young man, he left his senior year of high school to join the US Navy. He was based out of Hawaii and served for 3 ½ years. After completing his service with the Navy, Ron returned to Utah to finish his high school education. He then attended college in Cedar City and enjoyed playing football there. After college, Ron started a business over 50 years ago. It was called Ron’s Auto Accessories. After a year or two, the name was changed to Ron’s Sporting Goods where hunting supplies and fishing equipment were added. The store was very small, so to make space for baseball, basketball, football equipment, shoes, boots, Levis, Wrangles and outerwear, the first of three additions were built. Later on, Ron added the Honda Showroom. The store of Ron’s Sporting Goods had many faces. One of the two of the most remembered was the Deer Hunting Season where people came from many different states to buy licenses and hunting supplies. There were usually seven or eight employees, but for the hunting season, there were 17 or more employees because the store was opened 24 hours before the hunt started. There was always smiles to be found along with many bake sales and sourdough bread. As soon as the hunting season was over, the store was turned into the famous Toyland. You could find dolls, Tonka trucks, cars, games, stuffed animals, wagons, and much more. Then the store was turned back to the Sporting Goods after the first of the year. Ron’s Sporting Goods was a legacy of love and family for many around. Ron will be greatly missed.

Ron is survived by his wife, Lorea Durrant, four daughters: Lesa (Bill) Kesner, Vickie (Kenneth) Urie, Alene (Thomas) Laursen and Ronda (Daren) Draper; 22 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and sister, Deanna Norton. He is preceded in death by his parents, RL and Brittania Craig Durrant, brother, Roy Durrant and grandson, Cody James Davis.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Lyn, Dr. Corry and David Cowley, the nurses and staff at the Cancer Center. Also, to Bonnie Perkins and Ethan Bunker and most of all to Vickie Urie for keeping the store going for Dad.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the LDS Cedar Stake Center (155 East 400 South, Cedar City, Utah). A viewing will be held on Friday, July 17, 2015  from 5-7 pm at Southern Utah Mortuary (190 North 300 West, Cedar City, Utah) and on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 11:30 am-12:30 pm at the LDS Cedar Stake Center. Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be made at www.sumortuary.com.

 

 

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

 

helenHelen Lorraine Jensen Willardson, 90, passed away peacefully on July 15, 2015 at the home of her daughter Sheila Riley, surrounded by family. She was born on July 7, 1925 in Salina, UT and was the first of three children to Rulon & Mabel Jensen. She married Arnold Willardson on December 10, 1947 and they were later sealed in the Manti Temple.

She lived in Redmond, UT most of her life, where she raised her two children, Sheila Riley & Bob Willardson. During her life she worked in the banking field, which included quite a number of years at the First State Bank of Salina. She also served in many church positions in her LDS ward.

Helen loved her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and kept many of those memories dear to her heart. She was a great daughter, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and friend and she will be missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arnold; siblings, Dale Jensen and Melba Wilden; as well as granddaughters Lisa Willardson and Amber Willardson.

The family would like to thank the staff at Rocky Mountain Hospice for all their care and concern during the last few months of Helen’s life, especially Nateé Brooke and Sheila.

Her funeral will be held in Redmond, UT at the chapel on 310 W 100 N on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm. A viewing will be held prior to the service at the same location from 11:30 to 12:30. She will be buried in the Redmond Cemetery.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ruddfuneralhome.com

 

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

LarryPCosbyLarry P. Cosby

1937 – 2015

Aurora, Utah – Our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle, Larry Powell Cosby, age 78, of Aurora, passed was July 17, 2015 in Centerfield, Utah.  He was born June 19, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, a son of Melvin Powell and Dora Angle Cosby.  He graduated from Escondido High School, Class of 1955.  He married Gail Jean Major, December 3, 1955 in Escondido, California.  They were later divorced.  He married Leila Meregillano, November 18, 2005 in Escondido, California.  They were later divorced.

Larry was a member of the LDS Church, where he served as the Explorer Scout Leader and in the High Priest Group Presidency.

He was a Sevier County EMT for 12 years, served on the Aurora Fire Department  and served as Mayor of Aurora City for 12 years.   He loved serving his community. He owned and operated Aurora Welding Shop in Aurora for many years.

Larry loved to go fishing and enjoyed antique cars.  In his early years, he loved to go backpacking in the Sierra Mountains.

Larry is survived by his children: Debra Cosby of Ogden; Larry (DeEtte) Cosby, Sandra (Bruce) Malmgren, all of Aurora; 9 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; a brother: James (Barbara) Cosby, and a sister-in-law: Luella (Howard) Lewis, all of Aurora; his mother-in-law: Winona Cataline of Centerfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Richard Lee Cosby; 2 nieces and 1 nephew.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to At Home Health Care and Hospice and Mission at Community Care Center and Assisted Living for all of their tender care of our dear Dad.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in the Aurora 1st LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Monday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Tuesday morning from 9:00 to 10:30 prior to the services.

Burial will be in the Aurora City Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Gurney.KennethKenneth “Ken” Roland Gurney, 79, our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully in his home in Lost Creek on July 11, 2015. Ken was born on December 26, 1935 in Provo, Utah to Francis J. and Anna LaVerde Scorup Gurney.

Ken graduated from North Sevier High School in 1954. He was active in Future Farmers of America and received the State Farmer and American Farmer awards. He earned his pilot’s license. Ken then attended Snow College and Brigham Young University. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Ken was an active member of the LDS Church. He married Janice Barney on September 20, 1957 in the Manti Temple. Together they raised four children. Jan passed away on March 11, 2013.

Ken received the Utah Young Farmer of the Year award in 1961. He enjoyed participating at local stock shows and later enjoyed watching and supporting his children and grandchildren. He was involved in the family livestock operation.

Ken enjoyed summers staying in the Scout Cabin at Niotche and the Sweet Water Rider’s Camp, and winters on the West Desert. Ken was also an owner of Gurney Trucking, Inc. and enjoyed working with his family on a daily basis.

Ken is survived by his children: Alan (Vicki) Gurney, Lost Creek; Ann (Jim) Shaw, Aurora; Scott (Jodi) Gurney, Aurora; Brett (Cindy) Gurney, Saratoga Springs; 13 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brothers, John Gurney, Boyd (Judith) Gurney; sister, Kathleen (Steve) Mohan; foster sister, Mary Lou Miller.

Also preceded in death by parents; grandson, Seth Gurney; sister, Alene Eisel; sister-in-law, Ralphenia Gurney.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in the Aurora LDS 2nd Ward Chapel, where friends may call Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. or Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Interment will be in the Aurora City Cemetery with military rites by the Salina American Legion Post #36. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com

 

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

TedLeaming1 TedLeaming2Ted Leaming

“Lux”

Sandy/Salina, Utah – Our kind and beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, John Ted “Lux” Leaming, age 71, passed away July 8, 2015 at his home in Sandy of cancer.  He was born March 30, 1944 in Salina, Utah, a son of John Wainwright “Jack” and Helen Folster Leaming.  He graduated from North Sevier High School, Class of 1962.  He served his country in the United States Navy during the Viet Nam Conflict.

Lux married Marta Bray, June 28, 2006 in Salt Lake City.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, golfing and spending time with his family and friends.  He loved the time he spent in San Carlos, Mexico and at his Accord Lake Property, riding four-wheelers.  He will be greatly missed.

Lux is survived by his beloved wife, Marta, of Sandy; a daughter: Aimee and Mark Wilson of Murray; a step-son: Brandon Kenning of Phoenix, Arizona;  grandson: Jackson Barlocker; his brothers: Don Kirk Leaming of Salina; Gary and Lisa Leaming of Redmond; his mother-in-law: Faun Bray of Sandy.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Jack and Helen Leaming; a sister and her husband: Ann and Brent Martin; and his father-in-law: Dudley Bray.

Grave side services will be held Monday, July 13, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. in the Salina Pioneer Cemetery.  Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Salina, Monday afternoon from 1:00 to 2:230 prior to the services.

Burial with military honors accorded by the Salina American Legion Post #36 and the Utah Honor Guard will be in the Salina Pioneer Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Thursday, July 9th, 2015

KarenJeanMathesonKaren Jean Matheson

1943 – 2015

Salina, Utah – Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Karen Jean Kerr Matheson, age71, of Salina, passed away unexpectedly on July 1, 2015 in Gunnison, Utah.  She was born July 28, 1943 in Hawthorne, Nevada, a daughter of Milo Lealand and Geraldine Spain Kerr.

She graduated from Springville High School, Class of 1961.  She went to nursing school and became a Licensed Practical Nurse, a job she loved and enjoyed doing.

She married Donald Rae Matheson, May 18,1963 and they were later divorced.

Karen worked at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo and at Northridge Hospital in California in the NICU for over 40 years.  The highlight of her career, was taking care of her twin grandchildren in the NICU at Northridge, when  they were born premature.

She enjoyed sewing, scrapbooking, gardening and watching movies.  She was a member of the LDS Church.

Karen is survived by her four sons: Daryl and Bonnie Matheson of Menifee, California; Richard and Jacklyn Matheson, and David Matheson, all of Willis, Texas; Randy and Katina Matheson of Murrieta, California; 12 grandchildren; a sister, Sandy Kerr of Lake Havasu, Arizona; her good friend, Maxine Monroe of Salina; and her dog, Stella Rose.

She was preceded in death by her father, Milo Kerr; and her mother, Geraldine Thorn.

At her request, her remains have been cremated and memorial services and burial will take place in the fall under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Thursday, July 9th, 2015

JimGBurrJim Burr

1943 – 2015

Salina, Utah – James G Burr, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great
grandfather and friend, died on June 30, 2015 in Payson, Utah after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was surrounded by loved ones
as he left this life on his way to Heaven.
He was born July 13, 1943, in Salina, Utah, a son of Myron Beason and Olive Bell Mickelsen Burr.  Jim graduated from North Sevier High School and proudly enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Vietnam War.

On his return home, he found joy in his brand-new Chevy Chevelle, but he found his true love when he met Fern Ann Edwards, whom he married on August 6, 1972.  Their marriage solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple on May 5, 1979.
Jim worked for Utah Power and Light for 29 years, and loved being involved with his community, serving as an EMT, a stint on the Salina City Council and a volunteer fireman for the Salina Fire Department for 29 years, where he served as Captain, Assistant Chief and Secretary. He especially loved devoting time with the American Legion in his later years and took much pride in displaying the American flag.
As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in various callings over the years.

Jim loved his time tooling around town or the nearby mountains in his truck, country music always playing in the background, as well as watching his grandchildren grow and cheering on his family.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Ann of Salina; children: Jann and Tyler Perkins of Herriman; Wesley and Krista Burr of Redmond; Shelley  and Troy Hatch of Grand Junction, Colorado; and Thomas Burr of Washinton DC; , a brother Brent and Janece Burr of Bennion;  and a sister-in-law: Arda Burr of Salina. He leaves behind 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his  brothers Jack Burr and Wayne Burr, and sisters Verna Dean Bigler and Elaine Burr.
The family would like to extend its gratitude to the staff of the Heritage Hills Rehabilitation and Care Center in Nephi and the Central Utah Veterans Home in Payson for their caring support.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday July 7, 2015 at 12 Noon in the Salina 2nd LDS Ward Chapel, 85 South 100 East in Salina.  Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Salina, Monday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Tuesday morning from 10:00 to11:30 prior to the services.

Burial with military honors accorded by the Salina American Legion Post #36 and the United States Marine Corp will be in the Salina Eastside Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
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Kysen Z. Allen

2012 – 2015

Spanish Fork/Redmond, Utah – Our little fighter, Kysen Zee Allen, age 2 1/2, slipped into eternity on May 29, 2015 at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, after enduring a lifetime of health problems.  He was born September 28, 2012 in Murray, Utah, a son of Derrick James and Karissa Pickett Allen.

Kysen was a fighter and fought a great battle against chronic renal and respiratory disease.   He was a lover and loved to give kisses and find your nose, eyes and ears.  He enjoyed watching MIckey Mouse Clubhouse, playing with balls, reading books, swinging and slides, and finding the characters in the MIckey Mouse books.

His laugh was so cute and contagious. His favorite thing was his “taggie”.  He will be greatly missed.

Our little man is survived by his parents, Derrick and Karissa Allen of Spanish Fork; grandparents: Glen and LeAnn Pickett of Redmond; Greg and Deb Allen of Delta; great-grandparents: Bronzel and Norma Pickettt of Redmond; Gloria Allen of Kanab; Loyd and Ann Roper of Payette, Idaho; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 12:00 Noon in the Redmond 1st LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. or Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 prior to the services.

Burial will be in the Redmond City Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com