Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Hunsaker.KellyKelly Hunsaker

Salina, UT/Deary, ID

Kelly Ann Martin Hunsaker, 53, passed away at UtahValleyRegionalMedicalCenter in Provo on Monday, August 25, 2014 following a brief battle with cancer. She was born January 12, 1961 in Payson to Bill and Linda Henline Ivie. She married Dale Lynn Hunsaker February 17, 1981 in Ely, NV.

Kelly was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and cousin. She worked as cook, a truck broker and truck driver.

Kelly enjoyed riding motorcycles, camping and fishing. She especially loved spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband; sons: Seth (Marissa) Hunsaker, Tyson (Laura) Lymas, D.J. (Barbara) Hunsaker; 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; siblings: Stacey (Bart) Prostgaard, Paige Hartley, Lisa Kay (Bobby) Fredrick, Shane (Tammy) Ivie, Waylon (Tara) Ivie, Lisa Meacham, and Lila Jackson.

Preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Clare Hartley.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the SalinaStakeCenter where friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the SalinaPioneerCemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at


Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Richard Harrop

Aurora, UT

Richard Harrop born on Dec 29, 1933 to Royal and Stella Harrop, died – August 21, 2014. Sir, My Report “Already it is time for me to report for duty on a new mission, it is time for me to die, for you to go on living.” I have returned to report a most fabulous trip, I wish to report that I have tried my best to provide service to my God, country and community. I have tried to honor my country with 21 years in the Air Force and three trips to Viet Nam. As a life long Scouter I was fortunate to have been able to work with many outstanding young men. You gave me many opportunities to serve the church with humbling jobs such as Bishop and sitting on the Stake High Councils. Nothing has brought me more joy on my stay on Earth than my family and the people I’ve met. My family has brought me my greatest happiness. I met, married and shared the first part of my life with a most wonderful girl, Ann Hislop (Married January 16, 1953). She was my greatest source of joy, strength and love while there and I can only hope that we will be united together once again forever. We were blessed to have shared with you seven great and noble spirits as our children on Earth. They were indeed valiant servants and loving children that brought us much happiness. They were our greatest creations and our most valued possessions. Both Ann and Ken which have already reported for duty, when Royal, Robin, Aaron, Annette, Royce and Kandy return, you will see how they have grown while away on their trip. I was able to share in the end my last little bit of time with a wonderful person, Joan Shaw-Gleave (Married July 13, 2013 in Aurora). She was my companion and best friend helping me to learn how to live again, giving so much of herself in the process. I just wish we could have had more time together to see all the wonderful places we had planned for. I am so grateful to you for your gift to us of eternal families. While there I tried to serve You, my family, my church, my country and my fellow man the best I could. I was blessed to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and to have had the Priesthood in my life while there. I have a strong testimony of You, Your son Jesus Christ, His sacrifice on our behalf, the Holy Ghost and I will continue to serve in any way I can. I only hope you are pleased with my return.

Rich is survived by his wife, Joan of Aurora; six children, Royal, Alaska; Robin, Vernal; Aaron, Japan; Annette Newman, Gunnison; Royce, Layton; and Kandy Mead, Texas; stepchildren; Jewelyn Jensen, Phoenix; Valrie Shaw, Salt Lake City; Mark Shaw, Phoenix; Brett Shaw, Salina; Janet Huntsman, Aurora; Lisa McArthur, Phoenix; 50 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren, 1 great great-grandchild and sisters, Roslyn, Sandra and Vicky, all of Ogden. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Kenneth and wife, Ann.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the Fayette Ward Chapel. Friends may call on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the Church from 6-8:00 p.m. and prior to services on Monday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Interment will be in the OgdenCityCemetery at 4:00 p.m. with military honors. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at


Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Muner.EdEdward Munger

Gunnison, Utah

Edward Stephen Munger, 76, known by family and friends as Ed, Eddie, or Eddie Blue Eyes, passed away at UtahValleyHospital in Provo, on August 15, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Ed was born March 11, 1938 in San Francisco, CA to Merrick Edward and Lois Lydia Baker Munger. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Ed was always one who enjoyed learning and doing new things. After he completed his military service in California he found work for a printing company in Seattle, WA where he worked his way up from delivery driver to foreman. During this time he met a lovely woman, Janeth Maxine Hibben and they were wed December 3, 1965 in Seattle, WA. The marriage was solemnized in the MantiTemple on August 2, 2012.

During a family vacation to Gunnison, he decided he had to live where the sun shined! So off to God’s County they went and to moved Gunnison. Here, he thought he should try to fit into the country life and learned to ride/drive (and eventually owned) horses and diesels. Through the years he owned and operated three diesel trucks that were used to pull flat bed trailers and even more horses. He put over a million miles on each diesel truck with no accidents. Then after more than 30 years driving he decided enough was enough and retired. Retirement was wonderful; he was able to spend time playing his bagpipes in bands and for parties, parades, funerals, or with friends.

Ed was always artistic and retirement gave him the opportunity to develop his painting talents. There are many of his paintings that can be found in his home and around the community.

Ed was a strong man who had survived heart and cancer surgeries without complaining, knowing there was something greater waiting for him to learn and do. He felt this was his temple calling. He truly loved serving the Lord and working with so many wonderful people he quickly came to call friends. Ed will greatly be missed by his family and friends.

Ed leaves behind his loving wife, Janeth; children: Jerry Dale Jackson and Marie Louise (Lynn Dale) Mortensen, all of Gunnison; grandchildren: Zachary Edward, Kellee Marie, Jadre Diane, and Paydenne Leigh Mortensen; brother, Lawrence (Kae) Munger, Salt Lake City; and sisters: Berti Jensen, Merretta (Revier) Palmer, both from California.

He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter-in-law, Ann Jackson; and sister, Geraldine (Harlan) McLain; brother-in-law, Gordon Jensen.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Gunnison 5th Ward Chapel, 210 South Main in Centerfield where friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Gunnison City Cemetery with military rites by Gunnison American Legion Post #104 and the Utah Honor Guard. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at


Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

BillMooreBill Moore

1925 – 2014

Aurora, Utah – Our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, William Selmer “Bill” Moore, age 89, died August 7, 2014 in Richfield, Utah. He was born May 18, 1925 in Haskell, Oklahoma, a son of Charles Isaac and Rebecca Elizabeth Jane Bostic Moore.

He served his country in the Army/Air Force, during World War II from 1943 to 1945.

Bill married the love of his life, Geneva Murphy, March 6, 1947 in Whitefield, Oklahoma. Their marriage was solemnized in the MantiLDSTemple, April 26, 1969. She died February 19, 2013.

Bill worked at SUFCO for almost 20 years. He built the adjustable BBQ stations for the AuroraCityPark and for the KOA in Moab. He furnished firewood for the elderly and single parents in Aurora. Bill loved anything outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping and being with his family.

He is survived by his children: Donna L. and Les Knoefler of Aurora; Sandra K. and Rick Bretz of Salina; daughter-in-law: Annette Moore of Salina; 10 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles I. Moore; his mother, Rebecca “Lizzy” Moore; three sons, Charles E. Moore; William E. Moore, Larry R. Moore; a daughter, Carol J. Moore; two brothers and six sisters.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 12 Noon in the Aurora 1st LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Saturday morning from 10:00 to 11:30 prior to the services.

Grave side service with military honors accorded by the VFW Piute Post #7561 and the Utah Honor Guard will be in the Mt.ViewCemetery in Marysvale, Utah Saturday afternoon at 3:00 P.M. under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Anderson.MikeMike Anderson

Annabella, Utah

Michael C. Anderson, 58, of Annabella, passed away Monday, August 4, 2014, in Annabella. Mike was born November 18, 1955, in Richfield, a son of Kyhl and Corene Christensen Anderson. He married Holly Gene Merchant, August 9, 1975 in Richfield, later divorced. He married Calene Howes, February 17, 2007 in Central Valley.

Mike spent the last 15 years working for Nicholas & Company. Prior to this his work included truck driving, fencing, breaking and shoeing horses.

Mike loved life and lived everyday to the fullest. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved everything from fishing, hunting, riding four-wheelers, camping, and spending time with his family. His passion for gardening showed in the many hours he spent in his yard, and it would take numerous people to do the job that he did on his own.

His hobbies included woodworking and horseshoe art. He loved to decorate for the holidays and during Christmas you could see his yard lit up for miles. Mike had an amazing sense of humor, loved to joke, and was always the life of the party. He dedicated his life to his wife, kids, and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Calene; children: Cade (Catherine) Anderson, Elsinore; Cheryl (Daniel) Busk, Richfield; Christal (Devin) Curtis, St. George; Lindsay (Adam) Haviland, Brighton, CO; Haylee (Jace) Beutler, Salina; 15 grandchildren; siblings: Louise (Ken) Ogden, South Jordan; Russell (Bev) Anderson, Richfield; Brad Anderson, Salt Lake City; Jeffery (Julie) Anderson, Richfield; sister-in-law Kathy Anderson, Monroe.

Preceded in death by his father; son Paul, brother: Richard; sister, Jeanne Reese.

When we meet again, in the words of ACDC, we will be ready for a good time.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Annabella 2nd Ward. Friends may call Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Magleby Mortuary and Friday at the ward chapel in Annabella from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Howes Family Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.Online guest book at


Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Forbush.SherrySherry Forbush


Aurora, Utah


Sherry Ann Hunt Forbush, 61, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and loved ones on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 in Provo after many years of severe health struggles and trials. She looked forward to the reunion with her Heavenly Father, her Savior, and many others who preceded her in death, particularly her parents and brother Stan. She has been freed from her mortal struggles and has moved on to continue serving and teaching those on the other side of the veil. We loved her dearly and a little piece of our hearts went with her when she left us.


Sherry married Steve Forbush in the MantiTemple on April 19, 1974 and always loved serving in the temple. They raised their three children in Aurora and made many close friends who she loved dearly and enjoyed many days and late laughing nights at club. She was born March 20, 1953 in Richfield, Utah to Gerald Devon and Betsy Jean Rogers Hunt and was raised in Glenwood and Richfield. She was a devoted daughter, sister, mother, aunt, and friend who loved her family and friends deeply and enjoyed her time with them.


Sherry was an avid flower gardener and loved cooking. She was known for her amazing pies and taffy. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed going on 4-wheeler rides. She enjoyed traveling around the country with her sweetheart and thoroughly enjoyed Florida and anywhere with a beach and water.


She lived to serve others and was asked to serve throughout her life in many Church callings and thoroughly enjoyed teaching the Gospel. She loved the Lord and spent many hours studying and pondering His words and teachings in the scriptures. She served many years as PTA president and always enjoyed helping in school programs.


Her family is very thankful for the many kind and loving friends, neighbors, and healthcare professionals who provided many hours of care to her over her life and significantly during her last several years of trials and health challenges. She was loved by all that knew her and will be greatly missed.


Sherry is survived by her husband Steve, Aurora; children: Mike (Marcy) Forbush, Axtel; Jeramiah (Torey) Forbush, Lehi; Leslie Forbush, Aurora; grandchildren: Micah and Logan Forbush; KyLee, Calie, and Cole Forbush; Akir and Maliq Rowe; siblings: Doris (Tim) Bastian, Glen (Norma) Hunt, all Aurora; Devon (Jodi) Hunt, Monroe; and Richard (Melani) Hunt, Auburn, Wash.


Sherry was preceded in death by her parents and her brother and sister-in-law Stan and Vicki Hunt.


Funeral services will be held Monday, August 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., in the Aurora LDS 1st Ward Chapel, 85 North Main. Friends may friends may call Sunday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Magleby Mortuary in Richfield, and Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the MonroeCityCemetery. Funeral directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guest book at


Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Sorensen.KentKent Earl Sorensen

Mayfield Utah

Kent Earl Sorensen, 63, passed away August 10, 2014 on his farm in Mayfield. He was born December 24, 1950, in Gunnison to Neil H. and Mary Louise Munk Sorensen. He served an LDS mission in South Africa.

Kent married Denice Smith, August 30, 1974 in the SaltLakeTemple. They have 6 children. Kent graduated from GunnisonHigh School and SnowCollege. He also attended UtahStateUniversity. He helped build White Sage Dairy and Farm with his dad and brothers. He worked hard as a farmer and dairyman for his entire life.

Kent was always serving others. He was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints holding numerous callings over the years including Elder’s Quorum President, High Priest Group Leader, Executive Secretary, Ward Mission Leader and as a dedicated ordinance worker at the MantiTemple. He loved serving in the temple and the interactions he had with the people there. He was also active in the Mayfield Lions Club and Young Farmers.

Kent enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He especially liked fishing at LakePowell. The time he spent with his family was his favorite. He was always planning the next trip to Powell, Hawaii, up the mountains or Sunday dinner. Every trip, no matter where he was, he would always stop and help anyone he saw in need. He passed this great love of service on to his family.

He is survived by his wife, Denice; mother, Mary Louise Sorensen of Mayfield; children, MaryAnn (Loren) Thompson of Manti, Stephanie (Brant) Gibbons of Sandy, Robert (Holly) Sorensen of Mayfield, Kris (Melanie) Sorensen of Millcreek, “Chubb” Kenneth (Lacie) Sorensen of Spanish Fork and David Sorensen of Sterling; grandkids, Keston, Bridger, Sienna, Cambree, Ayden, Lynlee, Kyana, Mitchell, Lincoln, Porter, Spencer and Savannah; sister, Linda (Que) Miller of Mayfield; brothers, Lee (Tina) Sorensen of Mayfield and Kim Sorensen of Centerfield.

He is preceded in death by his father, Neil H. Sorensen and infant sister, Ann Sorensen. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 11:00 am in the Mayfield Ward Chapel. Friends may call Friday, August 15 from 6-8 pm and Saturday from 9-10:30 am. Burial will be in the MayfieldCemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at


Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

DespainObitDarrell Despain

Axtell, Utah

Darrell Lorus Despain, 80, passed away July 29, 2014 in Provo. He was born October 16, 1933 in Axtell to Clare and Mabel Despain. He married Margie Hazel Dennison, September 25, 1953 in the MantiTemple.

Darrell graduated from GunnisonValleyHigh School and SnowCollege. He was by trade a farmer and also a truck driver. Darrell was instrumental in installing pipe on the Axtell culinary and irrigation systems. He served as water master of Willow Creek Irrigation for about 20 years. He enjoyed the mountains, camping, hunting and fishing with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Margie; children, Valarie (Burke) Black, Sherrie Memmott, Kim (Carma) Despain, Kent (Mary) Despain and Clayton (Vickie) Despain; 20 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; siblings, Phyllis (Don) Quarnberg, Don Rae (Eunice) Despain and Charles (Annette) Despain.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Claris (Marden) Stone; grandson, Jared Despain.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 11:00 in the Axtell LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 or on Monday from 9:30 to 10:30. Burial will be in the MayfieldCemetery. Funeral directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guest book


Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Sorenson.EldwoodElwood Sorenson

Axtell, Utah

Our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, H. Elwood Sorenson, 92, passed away August 2, 2014 in Centerfield after a long, active life of work, love and service. He was the rock and foundation of our family and will be greatly missed.

Elwood was born March 15, 1922 in Axtell, to Truman L. and Rolinda Jensen Sorenson. He was the fifth child of seven children. He graduated from GunnisonHigh School. He joined the U. S. Army at the age of 18 and served 4½ years in the PacificIslands during World War II. He was a radio operator and ammunition truck driver. He received several medals and was honorably discharged. After the war he never again wanted to leave home.

He married Nathella Chritensen, December 7, 1945 in Redmond. The marriage was solemnized in the MantiTemple on June 4, 1952. They had four children: Marshall (Ruth) Sorenson, Gunnison; Kathleen (Ted) Christensen, Richfield; Denise (Donald) Hill, Gunnison; and Paul (Tyran) Sorenson, Hurricane. Nathella passed away after an extended illness on April 4, 1977. It was a difficult time for our family. Two years later he married Julia Brian Chappell on March 31, 1979 in Manti. We were all very happy for them. She brought four children to the marriage: Dorothy (Carl) James, Centerville; Christine (Milton) Johnson, Hyde Park; Tamra (Vic) Petersen, Payson; and JoLyn Chappell (Noni Dalton), Centerfield. Our families blended well together. Julia has been a wonderful mother and grandmother to all of us.

Elwood loved his farm and worked hard to take care of it. He served valiantly in the LDSChurch and in the community. He was a bishop’s counselor, served as bishop of the Axtell Ward twice, and also on the Gunnison Stake High Council. He and Julia were MantiTemple ordinance workers for several years. He was president of the Gunnison Lions Club, member of the American Legion Club, chairman of the Sanpete County ASCS Committee, and president of the Willow Creek Irrigation Company. It was an honor for him to serve as the grand marshal in the Gunnison 4th of July parade. The GunnisonValleyMiddle   School presented him with The Pillar Award for his service to the community. He loved Axtell and its people. He helped them to keep their little post office, donated the old school bell for the park, and helped upgrade the cemetery. GunnisonValley was dear to his heart. You could count on him if you wanted to know some history.

His pride and joy was his eight children, 52 grandchildren, 84 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren who often visited with him at his “penthouse” on the farm. He loved our family reunions, birthday parties, pumpkin patch and Christmas parties. The only gifts he ever wanted for his birthday was for us to attend the temple closest to where we lived along with a case of Pepsi and a little chocolate.

Elwood is survived by his wife, Julia; his children and a brother, Leland (Donna Vee) Sorenson, Axtell.

Also preceded in death by his parents; grandchildren: Jared James, Ted Christensen, Jr., and Summer Sorenson Gordon-Smith; brothers: LeNoir (Helen) Sorenson, Carlyle (Louise) Sorenson; sisters: Elaine (Cloyd) Christenson, Morjorie (Howard) Jensen, and Mathel (Que) Mickelsen.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 12 Noon in the Axtell Ward Chapel where friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Centerfield Cemetery with military rites by the Oliver Russell American Legion Post #105 and Utah Honor Guard. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at


Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Robins.ReNonneReNonne Robins

Salina, Utah

ReNonne Nebeker Robins, 80, passed away July 27, 2014 in Richfield. She was born July 20, 1934 in Sigurd, to Arlington Lynes and Martha Alice Pope Nebeker. She married Bobbie Burke Robins, December 27, 1950 in Salina. He preceded her in death on July 3, 2012.

ReNonne was an amazing woman. She was a very talented seamstress, poet and cook, among many other things. She was the founder of Miss Mary’s Museum, a member of the Salina Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, the American Legion, and served with her husband as grand marshall of the Salina Riding Club in 2001. Bob and ReNonne enjoyed traveling the world and had many great experiences.

She is survived by her children: Mike (Maryanne) Robins, Salt Lake City; Allen (Lois) Robins, Salina; Pat (Terri) Robins, Salina; and Laurie Callioux (Troy) Pollock, Salina; 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; brother, RL (Katherine) Nebeker, Richfield.

Also preceded in death by parents; step-father, Rulon Behunin; grandson, Kruse Bullard; sister, Evelyn Rice.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the Salina Stake Center, 98 West 400 North, where friends may call from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Salina Pioneer Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at