Thursday, November 17th, 2016

 

annalchappellAnna L. Chappell

1931 – 2016

Salina, Utah – With great sadness, we lost our sweet, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Anna Louise Lau Chappell.  She passed away November 12, 2016 in Centerfield, Utah. Anna was born May 20, 1931 in Hueneme, California, a daughter of Ernest H. and Merl Robinson Lau.

She grew up in Salina, Utah and married her eternal sweetheart, Dale Pratt Chappell July 30, 1949 in Salina.  Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple, January 26, 1995.  Dale preceded her in death, October 24, 2014.

Anna loved her family dearly and was a wonderful wife and mother, also the BEST grandmother EVER!!!  She loved being outdoors in her flower gardens.

Anyone who knew Anna, knew that she was a strong minded women that took great care of her loved ones.  An active member of the LDS Church, she served as a Temple Worker with her husband in the Manti Temple.

Anna will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her children: Jeffery Wayne and Margaret Chappell of Redmond, Oregon; Stephanie Ann and Brent Steiger of Salina, Utah; Michael K. and Peggy Chappell of Graham, Washington; 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Kirk Dale Chappell; a grandson, Dannon Scott Steiger; and siblings: Dwight Ferrin, Dee R. Lau and Alvie Lau.

Graveside services will be held Friday, November 18, 2016 at 12 Noon in the Salina Eastside Cemetery.

Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home, 150 East Main Street in Salina, Friday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 prior to the services.

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

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

 

 

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

socieyt-obit-larson-cmuk-2Mae Dawn Larson

1926 – 2016

Gunnison, Utah – Our beloved mother, grandmother and sister, Mae Dawn Mickelsen Larson, age 90, of Gunnison, passed away November 6, 2016 in Centerfield.  She was born September 26, 1926, a daughter of Earl Andrew and Martha Myrl Curtis Mickelsen in Salina, Utah.  Mae Dawn was raised in Salina and Gooseberry.  During the school years they lived in town, but in the summers they lived at their Gooseberry Ranch, which she dearly loved.

Mom graduated from North Sevier High School, Class of 1944.  During that summer, July 19, 1944, she married DeVon Levern Larson, of Axtell in the Manti LDS Temple.  They made their home in Axtell and had five children, Yvonne, Linda, Earlene, Lee and Don.  In 1955, tragedy struck and Dad had a farm accident in which he lost a leg.  After this accident, Dad was in and out of hospitals due to his accident and related injuries.  About a year later, both Mom and Dad attended the Salt Lake Trade Technical College in Salt Lake City.  Mom graduated in Cosmetology and Dad in Mechanical Drafting.  Life was not easy for Mom.  She was more or less the “bread winner” for the family while raising five children.  In the next ten years they lived in bountiful, Gunnison, Salt Lake City, Logan, Bellingham, Washington and finally in 1965 settled back in Gunnison for the third time and remained there.  Dad died in November 14, 1992.

Mom worked as a beautician for nearly 60 years, most of which was in her own shop in the family home in Gunnison.  She was active with the Utah Cosmetology Association doing service projects like doing hair for the elderly.  She also did hair for the morticians when a client passed away or on the mortician’s request.  Serving others in time of need was one of her greatest assets.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in Relief Society, Visiting Teaching,  Cub Scouts, Adult Singles Representative for a few years after Dad died, and other callings.  She was always willing to serve where she was needed.  She was loved by family, friends, neighbors and her clientele and she loved them in return. Mom loved the outdoors, whether it was fishing, camping or working in her yard.  She and Dad have traveled through almost every state, enjoying the scenery and wild life.  Mom’s legacy to her family is her example of honesty, integrity, service, perseverance, love, kindness and good hard work.  She will be missed by all who knew her.

Mom is survived by her children: Yvonne (Gene) Bardsley of Centerfield; Linda (Glen) Mickelsen of Redmond; Earlene (Sam) Castro of Redlands, California; Lee (Brenda) Larson of Culowhee, North Carolina; Don (Linda) Larson of Sanford, North Carolina; 22 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Colleen (Roger, deceased) Rasmussen of Farmington, New Mexico; and Kaye (Marius, deceased) Despain of Axtell.

Mom was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Myrl Mickelsen; her husband, DeVon Larson; an infant brother, Edward Earl Mickelsen; two sisters: Twila Hanna of Oregon and Jenave (Paul, deceased) Bastian of Salina.

The family would like to express sincere appreciation for the love and care of the staff at the Mission at Community Living Rehab Center in Centerfield where she has spent the last year and a half.  They were all so loving and caring.  Thank you so much for taking such good care of our angel mother.

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

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

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

 

 

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

     society-obit-johnson-cmyk-2     Mark Ken Johnson, age 65, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016 at his home in Hiko, Nevada after a courageous battle with cancer.  Through this he taught us the importance of optimism and a positive attitude: “It’s all good”.  He was born September 13, 1951 in Fillmore, Utah to Chester Rogers and Stella Vee Stott Johnson.  

                Ken grew up in Holden, Utah where he enjoyed being outdoors, farming, ranching, and hunting.  He loved working hard and became the owner operator of his own cattle and feed business.  In his later years he became a brand inspector and loved visiting with the new people he met each day.  

In 1971, he married Linda Lu Shepherd.  Together they had three children and were later divorced. In 1982, he married Tamra Curtis. They had two children and were later divorced.  He recognized the importance of family and loved spending as much time as possible with his children and fourteen grandchildren.  

Survivors include his children:  Shelli (Conrad) Abrams, Scott (Mindy), Sandi (Jonathan) Mason, Stetson, Kenze (Korey Smith) Johnson, fourteen grandchildren, and his siblings:  Jerri Frehner, Pamiel Reed, Ginger Agee, Jeff, and Penni Sumsion.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Diane Buckwalter. 

Funeral services will be  held Friday, October 21, 2016 at 1 p.m. (MST) at the Holden LDS Chapel.  Visitation will be Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Alamo LDS Chapel, and again from 10:30 – 12:30 p.m. prior to services at the chapel. Interment will follow in the Holden City Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to sign our online guest book at www.moapavallymortuary.com

 

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

20161005_135347Myrna Winn

1936 – 2016

Salina, Utah – Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Myrna Gates Winn, age 80, passed away peacefully at her home in Salina on October 2, 2016.  She was born June 23, 1936 in Salina, a daughter of Gary Aaron and Mary Mae Miller Gates.

She married Ferrell Winn, June 13, 1953 in Nevada.  He preceded her in death, November 18, 2000.

Myrna was a member of the LDS Church.  She loved spending time with her family and her pets.  She enjoyed gardening and yard work.  She will be greatly missed.

Myrna is survived by her daughters: Mary Nielsen of Redmond and Brenda Jacobsen of Gunnison; 5 grandchildren: Keely Quin, Jordan Searle, Kamron Robinson, Kris Robinson and Josh Jacobsen; and 10 great-grandchildren: Jason Simpson, Damien Simpson, Savana Quin, Mercedes Jacobsen, Gage Jacobsen, Holden Searle, Carver Searle, Kanyon Robinson, Collin Rasmussen and Austin Robinson;  a sister: Fawn Pickett of Ogden.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 12 Noon in the Salina Eastside Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

shirleypcurtis2Shirley P. Curtis

1925 – 2016

Salina, Utah – Our kind and beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, Shirley Peterson Curtis, age 90, died September 23, 2016 in Richfield, Utah.  She was born November 28, 1925 in Salina, Utah, a daughter of Joseph Franklin and Josephine Frandsen Peterson.  She graduated from North Sevier High School, Class of 1944.  She married Blair Doyle Curtis, October 24, 1945 in San Diego, California.  He preceded her in death August 14, 2002.

Shirley was a member of the LDS Church, serving in both Ward and Stake Primary and as a Visiting Teacher in the Salina 4th Ward.

Shirley enjoyed cooking, canning, sewing, books on CD and candy making.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Shirley is survived by her children: DeAnna and Ben Woolsey of Orem; Gary Blair Curtis of Salina; 4 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son-in-law: Lyle Prestwich; and 11 siblings: Orrin, Milton, Larry, Calvert, Vernal, Harold, Royal, Merrill, Eda, Mable and Reva.

Grave side services will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 12 Noon in the Salina Pioneer Cemetery.  Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner  Funeral Home, 150 East Main Street in Salina, Friday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 prior to the services.

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

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

 

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

carlettameeker1Carletta Meeker

1933 – 2016

Salina, Utah – Carletta Drysdale Meeker, age 83, of Salina, passed away September 3, 2016 in Gunnison.  She was born April 27, 1933 in Stutgaard, Arkansas, a daughter of Carl Franklin and Roetta Sparks Drysdale.  Shortly after the birth of Carletta’s sister, Sue in 1934, their parents divorced.  Roetta then married Clyde White.  Roetta died on November 28, 1944 and the three girls went to live with Roetta’s sister, Billie and her husband, Willard Estep of Kimberly, West Virginia.  They raised the girls until they were grown.  Carletta graduated from Montgomery High School, Class of 1951.

She married James Springer in Cleveland, Ohio.  They were later divorced.  She married Gene Allen Meeker February 8, 1965 in Estacada, Oregon.  He died November 29, 2011.

Carletta served as Interim Mayor of Estacada, Oregon.  She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Salina.  Carletta enjoyed fishing, camping, doing crafts, traveling and interacting will any and all people.  She was a people person.

Carletta is survived by her step-children: Glen Allen Rose of Estacada, Oregon and Marsha Kuhn of LaPine, Oregon; step-grandchildren: Jacob Rose, Jeffrey Rose; Austin Rose; McKenzie Kuhn and Mateo Kuhn; sister: Phyllis and Ed Calton of Salina; brother: John E. and Elsie Estep of Cat Spring, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her a son, Michael Conley; her parents, Billie and Willard Estep; a sister: Sue Keltner.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 6:30 P.M. in the Faith Baptist Church, 165 South 400 East in Salina, where friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the services.

Funeral Directors: Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

 

 

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

StevenSmith2Steve Smith

1950 – 2016

Salina, Utah – I’ve gone fishing, way too soon!  Steve died on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at his home in Salina, after a valiant fight with cancer.  He was born June 20, 1950 in Denver, Colorado, a son of Dwight Merle and Jackie Jane Waller Smith.  Steve graduated from Clearfield High School in 1968.

He worked in sporting goods for years.  He retired after 19 years with Questar in Commercial Sales.  Steve enjoyed his job and the numerous friends he made at Questar.  He later enjoyed selling fishing supplies for Action Strike.

Steve married the love of his life, Lorraine Robinson on July 7, 2001 at her parents Accord Lake cabin.  Together they enjoyed traveling with family and friends all over the world.

Steve was active with Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, SFW, Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development.

He was an avid and skilled fisherman and hunter.  His talent in woodworking was exceptional.  Many people enjoy his gifts of woodcarvings, candle holders, tables, benches, chairs and bedroom sets.  He loved the great outdoors, enjoying ATV rides, being a trophy guide and fishing competitions.  He never missed an outdoor or fishing expo.

Steve loved life and he loved friends.  His phone was constantly busy with calls and text messages.  He enjoyed the Salina 9:00 A.M. coffee group where they could razz each other and tell stories.  He loved “Whoopin-It-On-Ya”!!!

Surviving Steve is his wife, Lorraine of Salina; his parents, Dwight and Jackie Smith of Roy; daughters: Brooke (Tate) Edwards of Sandy; Shannon (Ryan) Knighton of St. George; step-children: Shelli (Tom) McGrath of Las Vegas; and Jeff Edmondson of California; his brother, Stan(Paula) Smith of Ogden.

He loved and will miss his 10 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. in the Salina LDS Stake Center, 98 West 400 North in Salina, 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 will be in the Pioneer Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

 

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

PatriciaVanDamPat Van Dam

1943 – 2016

Redmond, Utah – Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Patricia Winget Van Dam, age 72, passed away at her home in Redmond, due to complications from cancer.  She was born September 26, 1943 in Monroe, Utah, a daughter of Elmer DeVere and Dorothy Mae Emerson Winget.  She graduated from South Sevier High School, Class of 1961 and then attended LDS Business College.

Pat enjoyed her gardens and ponds and would spend many hours working on them in her yard.  She love to spend time with her grandchildren, family and friends.

She is survived by her children: Gary Edward Van Dam of West Jordan and Jodie Kae Perkins of Sandy; grandchildren: Tierza Bree Van Dam, Anthony Stingray Van Dam, Chad Edward Lenz, Ryan Cameron Lenz, Kurt John Perkins and Tyler Jay Perkins; three sisters: Tanya DeAnn Morrill of Las Vegas, Nevada; Nikki Rae Mickelsen of Redmond and Sandra Dee Long of Graeagle, California.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother and two sisters: Bruce Spencer Winget, Linda “Bunny” Johnson and Peggy Brohm; and two nephews: Cody L Mickelsen and David D. Winget.

Services for Pat will be held Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the family home in Redmond, 325 North 100 West.  There will be a toasting hour from 4:00 to 5:00 P.M. and Candle Lighting at dusk.  Please come and share you stories and memories of our dear Mother and Sister.

Funeral Directors: Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

 

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

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Mitch Morrow

1928 – 2016

Fayette, Utah – James Mitchell “Mitch” Morrow, age 87, of Fayette, died August 9, 2016 at the home of his son in Aurora, after a brave battle with cancer.  He was born October 24, 1928 in Erik, Oklahoma, a son of J.D. “Pete” and Carrie Rutledge Morrow.  He moved to California where he met his wife, Evelyn.  He married Evelyn Margarette Patterson, September 24, 1949 on a sand dune by Gordon’s Well in southern California. They moved to San Diego to raise their family.  After his retirement they moved to Utah to finish raising his family and to own a farm.  It was here in Utah where he had loved to go hunting.

Mitch loved fishing, taking pictures of the roaming wild horses, family monthly dinners, camping, telling stories and jokes, and hunting.  He was always helping others.  He loved moving the cattle up the mountain.  He always had such cute sayings, some that we will never forget!!!

He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend.  He will be greatly missed, as will the stories, jokes and that great smile of his.

Mitch is survived by his children: Jeanne Ann Burns of Beaver Dam; Sandra Kay Nay of Cedar City; Patty Dale Bone of Central Valley; Kathryn Elaine Pendleton of Richfield; Richard Wayne Morrow and Cyndi Wolf, both of Aurora; Donna Jo Banks of Fairview; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; his dog, Peso; sisters and brothers: Rita Rathert of Valley Center, California; Imagene Morrow of El Cajon, California; June (Wanda) Sanders of Garland, Texas; Jesse Morrow of Johnson City, Tennessee; and Frankie Morrow of El Cajon, California.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Carrie and Pete Morrow; his wife, Evelyn Morrow; a son-in-law: Michael Pendleton; sisters and brothers: twins at birth; Irene Morrow; Pauline Morrow; David Morrow; Davida Morrow; Dorotha Scrivner; baby girl twin of Dorotha; Baby Boy Morrow; Bobby Lee Morrow and baby girl twin of Bobby.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 12 Noon in the Fayette Town Hall, 90 South 100 East in Fayette, where friends may call for viewing Tuesday morning from 10:00 to 11:30 prior to the services.

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

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

 

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

 

SOCIETY OBIT Pritchaett cmyk 2Ken W. Pritchett

1952 – 2016

Salina, Utah – Kenneth Wood Pritchett, age 64, of Salina, died July 28, 2016 in Gunnison, Utah.  He was born July 21, 1952 in Atlanta, Georgia, a son of Kenneth Aubrey and Jean Lee Pritchett.  He attended Druid Hills High School in Decatur, Georgia.  He married Nancy Ann Haas in June of 1978.  They had two daughters, Sarah and Katherine.   They were later divorced.

Ken was a member of the LDS Church.  He loved attending the Temple.

He worked as an airplane mechanic for FPPS Air Service in Atlanta, Georgia.  Ken enjoyed fishing, flying model airplanes and rockets.  Ken moved to Salina in 2001, where he painted homes and businesses throughout Sevier County and made many lasting friendships.  He will be missed.

Ken is survived by his two daughters: Sarah and Katherine, both of Grand Junction, Colorado and 1 granddaughter; also his mother, Jean of Georgia.

Grave side services will be held Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. in the Salina Pioneer Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com