Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

SOCIETY OBIT

Sharlene Joyce Colton

1934 – 2016

Salina , Utah – Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on April 20, 2016.

Sharlene had a smile for everyone and kind words to say, she had a heart the size of Montana.  She cared for everyone and everything, as most of you know she was the town cat lady. Never an animal would starve or suffer as long as she was around.   She was a wonderful person and loving mother who taught us to be decent and kind, and for that we will be forever grateful.

In her later days she was in need of help and support, and as it is said you get by with a little help from your friends.  Luckily for my brother and I living so far away, my mom had many friends to help her out and an amazing support system.  From her friends, Willie Lou, and Gerda Bodly, Lilly Rosenburg, Karen and Jim Black. To the many neighbors, Heidi and Robert Byrd and their children, Dave Boyce, Dan and Becky Eckert, all of whom jumped in at a moments notice to help mom and her husband Earl.  You all have all gone above and beyond, and your acts of kindness will never be forgotten.

There were so many people that offered their help, Debbie Jacobson, who came into wash momma’s hair and hold her hand. Janice Olson who cleaned her house and listened to her cat stories.  Jan and Shelley and the entire staff at Barretts Grocery who delivered groceries, sometimes numerous times a day when mom would forget something or run out of Cheerios. Frankie who delivered the meals on wheels and always had a smile and a kind word for mom.  Mom considered all of you to be her friends.

The folks at Zions Home Health, Kathy Jacques, Cheyene, and Lacey.  Because of Kathy Jacques caring, the last few months of my mother’s life were handled in the best way possible, the gratitude we have for you cannot be measured.  Dr. Charlie at North Seiver Clinic who is so patient and caring.  The Staff at The Beehive home, Rebecca, Melinda, and all the lovely girls that mom called ma’am.   In this world today it is not often you see a town that takes such good care of its own people.  From the bottom of our hearts, thank you all so very much.

Sharlene was born July 26, 1934, daughter of Ernie Olson and Arlie Strout.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving  daughter, Joyce Watts, her brothers, Bobby Strout, and Jack Patterson, her step mother, Thelma Olson, Step father Robert Strout, and her granddaughter Angelena.

She is survived by her husband, Earl Colton, her son Paul Petrarca , and his wife Kimberly, her  daughter Valerie and her husband John,.  Her step children : Sherie and John Brown,  Alice and Dennis Congrove, Julie and Mike Webster, Melody and Tom Sundloff.

Grand children, Jon-Paul, Nicholas, Michal Gabrielle, Jason, Dylan, Brooke, Alexxandra, Sarah, Cody, Travis, Shanie, Jenny, DJ, Angelena, Matthew, Kristina, Lisa, Nathan, Chelsea and 35 great grandchildren.

Also survived by her brothers, Steven Olson, Neil and Carol, Olson, Dee, Daren, Ricky, her sisters Kay Olson and Karen and Scott Ogden.

Sharlene will be laid to rest in Arkansas surrounded by family.

If you would like to pay tribute to Sharlene you can do this by showing an animal kindness.  Feed a stray, or just take the time to admire a hummingbird.  Sharlene would love this as an act of remembrance for her.

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Spencer.DolphDolph Spencer

Redmond, UT

Dolph Spencer, 92, of Redmond, UT passed away on April 14, 2016 at his home. He was born on November 18, 1923 in Redmond to Earl and Clara Nelson Spencer.

Dolph lived his whole life in Redmond and graduated from North Sevier High School. He married Joyce Mellor on February 11, 1950 and was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. He enjoyed fishing, traveling and spending time with his family. He owned and operated his own trucking company, farmed and later retired as a custodian for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of which he was an active member.

He is survived by his son, Randy Spencer, Provo, UT; and daughter, Michele (Mark) Ogden, Springville, UT; siblings, Doris (Jay) Christensen, Aurora, UT; Blaine (Betty) Spencer, St. George; and in-laws: LuDean Jensen, Clearfield, UT; Rubecca Koning, Salt Lake City, UT. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Redmond Ward Chapel. Friends may call prior to services at the church from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Redmond Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

TuckerSorensenTucker Dean Sorensen

“Flash”

Salina, Utah – April 12, 2016 our Little Buddy returned to his Father in Heaven as the Super Hero he always wanted to be, in a “FLASH”.

He was born September 17, 2009 in Gunnison, Utah, a son of Kirby Arlon and Tawnie Lee Mortensen Sorensen.

Tucker’s personality was one of a kind.  He always had a smile on his face and something up his sleeve.  He was the kind of person that most people spend a lifetime trying to become…kind, happy, positive, loving, selfless and forgiving. This all came natural to him, he didn’t need a long lifetime to learn these things.  He was a teacher of these attributes to all he came in contact with.  He looked up to superheroes but he had greater powers than any comic book hero: love, kindness and gratitude.

Tucker was attending Kindergarten at Salina Elementary School.  Spending time outside , with his family and friends, was something Tucker looked forward to each day.

Tucker is survived by his Dad: Kirby, Mom: Tawnie (Steve King) all of Salina; sisters: Avery, Halie and Lexi, all of Salina; brothers: Kason and Kaler both of Tremonton; grandparents: Sylvia Mortensen of South Jordan; Trudy Sorensen of Salina; Ted (Linda) Sorensen of Moab; great-grandma: Wilmoth Nielson of Salina; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his Grandpa Fred Mortensen, Aunt Tobie Mortensen and Great Grandpa Arlon Nielson.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 12 Noon in the Salina LDS Stake Center, 98 West 400 North is Salina, where friends may call for viewing Monday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Tuesday morning from 10:00 to 11:30 prior to the services.

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

One ling guest book at: www.springerturner.com

 

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

MarlinSorensenJr.Marlin Sorensen Jr.

1033 – 2016

Richfield, Utah – Our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, Marlin Sorensen Jr. age 82, passed away April 11, 2016 in St. George, Utah.  He was born July 3, 1933 in Salina, a son of Marlin J. and Nelda Fern Zufelt Sorensen.

He graduated from North Sevier High School, Class of 1951.  He then attended Utah State College and then received his Masters Degree in Accounting from BYU.  He served his country in the United States Air Force.  Marlin was an active member of the LDS Church, serving in many different positions throughout his life.

He was a member of the Salina Jaycees, the State of Utah Jaycees and the National Jaycees.

He loved to travel, loved golfing and spending time with his grandkids.
He is survived by his children: Jared and April Sorensen of Reno, Nevada; Natalie and Glen Lewis of Aurora; Eric Lucas Sorensen of Burlingame, California; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Gwen and Rae Noyes of Salina; Jeanette and Lee Malmgren of Gunnison.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marlin and Nelda Sorensen; and a brother Barry D. Sorensen.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 15, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. in the Springer Turner Funeral Home Chapel in Richfield, where friends may call for viewing Friday afternoon from 12:30 to 1:30 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 Aurora City Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

 

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

ClydeKramme

Clyde Kramme

1963 – 2016

Redmond, Utah – Clyde Eugene Kramme, age 53, of Redmond, passed away April 11, 2016 at his home in Redmond.  He was born March 17, 1963 in Waco, Texas, a son of Eugene Paul and Joyce Aloa Perman Kramme.

He graduated from Glenham High School, Glenham, South Dakota, Class of 1982.  He married Colette Orchard, May 7, 1985 in Carson City, Nevada.  Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple January 7, 1998.

Clyde served his country for 30 years in the Military.

He was an active member of the LDS Church, where he served with an unwavering testimony.

Clyde loved to be in the services of his “fellow man”.  If he wasn’t helping others by trying to make their day easier in whatever way he could, he was not himself.

For whatever reason your life was cut short, I love you with all of my heart and miss you deeply, Clyde.

He is survived by his loving wife, Colette, of Redmond; his mother, Joyce Kramme-Hamilton of Nampa, Idaho; a brother, Anthony Kramme of Rim Rock, Arizona; and his father-in-law: William Gary Orchard of St. George.

He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Kramme.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 18, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. in the Redmond 1st LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Monday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 prior to the services.

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

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

 

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

MichaelWPetersonMichael Peterson

1984 – 2016

Richfield, Utah – Our beloved husband, father and son, Michael William Peterson, age 31, of Richfield, died April 6, 2016 in Richfield.

He was born April 29, 1984 in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of William Gary “Bill” and Lora Lee Jensen Peterson.  He graduated from Richfield High School, Class of 2002 and then attended Westminster College in Salt Lake City.

He married the love of his life, Natalie Mellor, November 11, 2006 in Fayette, Utah.  To this union were born two wonderful sons: Sam and Liam.

Michael was happiest when he was working with his Dad at Peterson Plumbing in Richfield.  He loved animals, his five cats were very much part of his family.  He loved playing Nintendo with his boys.

When he was riding dirt bikes and jumping the Razor, you could see the light in his eyes and knew he was having a great time.

Michael is survived by his wife, Natalie, their two sons, Sam and Liam, his parents, Bill and Lora Lee Peterson, all of Richfield; his mother-in-law: Lynette Mellor of Fayette; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, brother and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law: Kelly Mellor, and his grandparents.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 12 Noon in the Richfield 4th LDS Ward Chapel, 159 North 400 West in Richfield.  Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Richfield, Monday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or at the ward chapel Tuesday morning from 10:00 to 11:30 prior to the services.

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

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

 

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

DelmerKayWilsonDelmer K. Wilson

1941 – 2016

Las Vegas, Nevada/Salina, Utah – Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend, Delmer Kay Wilson, 74, returned home to our Heavenly Father, April 8, 2016 in Las Vegas. Delmer was born October 31, 1941 a son of Charles Edward and Ruth Taft Wilson in Salina Utah.

Delmer graduated from North Sevier High School in 1958 and started his own trucking business, which he continued until he moved to Las Vegas in 1985 and opened Rainbow Rock Inc.

Delmer married Connie L. Crane November 20, 1959 in Salina. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple March 13, 1963. They have 7 children.

He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Delmer served in many callings in the church, but his favorite was working with the youth in the Young Men’s program. Delmer touched many lives through his service with those young men.

While living in Salina, Delmer was a member of the Utah Jaycee’s serving in both local and national offices. In Las Vegas, he was a member of the West Charleston Lion’s Club serving there in many different responsibilities including president.

Delmer loved spending time hunting, fishing, camping, and riding four wheelers with his friends and family.

Delmer is survived by his wife, Connie Wilson of Las Vegas. Children: Cindy and (Ken) Burr of St. George; Jay Wilson and (Chris Leombruno) of Las Vegas; Chuck Wilson of Las Vegas; Matt and (Natalie) Wilson of Cedar City Utah; Mark and (LaNae) Wilson of Las Vegas; Lacy and (Travis) Mickelson of Las Vegas. Grandchildren: Barry and (Brittany), Brock, Nick, and Nate Burr; Luke, Kyler, and Kolten Wilson; Wade, Charlee, Jake, and Samantha Wilson; Baylee, Tori, Kade, and Cole Mickelson. Great-grandchildren: Brexton and Kylie Burr. And his four-legged children: Sophie-Lou, Sadie, Rascal, and Splatter.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Ruth Wilson; 2 infant brothers and an infant sister; brother Dean Wilson; sisters Connie Peterson and Elaine Blackburn; and daughter Nancy.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 12:00 at the LDS Chapel, 4525 N. Rainbow Blvd in Las Vegas, where friends may call for viewing Wednesday morning from 10:00 to 11:30 prior to the services.

Graveside service and interment will be held at the Pioneer Cemetery, April 14, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. in Salina Utah under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

 

 

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

DonFloraDon Flora

1928 – 2016

Salina, Utah – Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Donald Bertram Flora, 87, of Salina, passed away on April 8, 2016 in Provo, Utah.

Don was born September 30, 1928 in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of Bertram Damon and Mary Elmea Wiseman Flora.  He graduated from South High School and went on to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Utah.

Don married the love of his life, Beverly Gay Swallow, May 27, 1949 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

Don retired as a High School Teacher in the Sevier County School Systems.  He was an active member of the LDS Church, serving in a Bishopric, as Ward Clerk, on the High Council and as a Temple Ordinance Worker at the Manti Temple.  He and Beverly served a mission to Peoria, Illinois.

Don loved to garden, raising fruits and vegetables for his family and neighbors.  He enjoyed music, painting, photography, singing and drama.  He will be greatly missed.

Don is survived by his loving wife, Beverly, of Salina; his children: Janice M. and Richard Carter of Orem; Lance B. and Trudy Flora of Pleasant View; Kim D. and Kimberly Flora of Tulare, California; Lezlie Ann and Rick McClure of Medford, Oregon; Jason Dearden and Tisha Flora of Rexburg, Idaho; 24 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by a son, Donald Layne and his wife, Barbara Flora; four sisters: June Flora; Roberta and Clarence Robbins; LaPriel and Jack Martin; Wanda and Charles Price.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 15, 2016 at 12 Noon in the Salina LDS Stake Center, 98 West 400 North in Salina, where friends may call for viewing Friday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 prior to the services.

Graveside services and burial will be Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. in the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 South Highland Drive in Salt Lake City under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and  Salina, Utah.

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

 

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Ronan.fixedKaij B Ronan

Centerfield, Utah

Kaij Brittany Ronan, 18, passed away early in the morning on March 29,

2016 from injuries sustained in an auto accident. She was born April 10, 1997 in Salt Lake City to Julie Davis and Adam L. Ronan.

She is survived by her parents; sister, Kylee; grandparents, Craig and Alice Ronan, Phil and Marilou Davis; Uncle Michael Ronan, Aunt Vickie Moore; and numerous cousins.

Kaij will be forever perfect. She will always be our brightest star.

My Kaijy One is the best of all of us. She is the most beautiful person her sister had ever met, and will probably ever meet. Kaij loved a good bonfire. She loves her music. Most of all she loved spending time with all of her family and friends. She is also survived by two puppies, three kittens, and her beloved ferret.

“Every second spent with her was like watching an angel move amongst normal human beings. She was so full of life, so full of happiness, as if all of yours would vanish the second you were next to her. Someone with such beauty, on the inside and out, is a rare blessing in our lives. On that night, I know that the world lost its most beautiful blessing. Every moment with her was as near as perfect as perfection could be.”-Kaelob Miller Adam, Jules and Nin would like to thank everyone for all of the love.

Kaij has the most amazing friends and family. Her happiness was because of all of you.

A gathering of family and friends will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 12:00 Noon in the Magleby Mortuary Chapel, 50 South 100 West in Richfield. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guest book www.maglebymortuary.com

 

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

LaraineFAndersonLoraine F. Anderson

1924 – 2016

Gunnison, Utah – Our kind and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Loraine Finlinson Anderson, age 91, passed away March 26, 2016 at her home in Gunnison, surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born March 29, 1924 in her family home at Oak City, Utah, a daughter of Joshua and Ida Jane Jacobson Finlinson, being the youngest child in a family of 8 children.  She graduated from Delta High School, Class of 1942.  She married Don Lyman Anderson, Jr. January 22, 1947 in the Manti LDS Temple.  He died March 14, 2007.

Loraine was a member of the LDS Church, serving in the Primary, Young Women and Relief Society on both the Ward and Stake level.

Loraine loved to serve and care for people, and that is why she enjoyed her employment at the Gunnison Valley Hospital.  She showed unconditional love for the patients for 25 years.

She kept a journal from the time she was in Primary.  It became a habit and continued for over 80 years.  She has over 100 journals and has recorded the events of her life for her family to enjoy.  Crocheting and needlework have been lifelong joys to her.  She could look at something and figure out how to make the stitches.  She designed her own patterns.  She loved family get togethers, campouts, birthday parties and her close association with her many friends.

Loraine is survived by her six children: Linda and George Blackburn of Fremont; Susan and Pace Ellett of Loa;  Darcy and Julia Anderson of Cedar City; JoAnn and Rod Taylor of Gunnison; Darlene and Kim Robinson of Salina; Lyman and Marci Anderson of Redmond; 25 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren, with one more due in April; brother-in-law: Nephi and Kareen Anderson of St. George; sister-in-law: Colleen and Ken Wilkerson of Neola.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her siblings: Dwain J. Finlinson, Donna Sorenson, Oran Finlinson, Olan Wilmore Finlinson, Ina Nielson, Rebecca Pratt and Clarice Nielson.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. in the Gunnison LDS Stake Center, where friends may call for viewing Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Thursday morning from 9:00 to 10:30 prior to the services.

Burial will be Thursday afternoon at 3:00 P.M. in the Oak City Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com