Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

DonnaShip1Donna Shipp

1943 – 2014

Salina, Utah – Our kind and beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Donna Marie Pintar Shipp, age 72, died March 29, 2014 at her home in Salina, after a brave battle with lung cancer.

She was born February 20, 1943 in Butte, Montana, a daughter of Franklin and Rachael Marie Davis Pintar. She attended SaltLakeCommunity College and got an Associate Degree in Accounting.

She married Jerry Shipp and they were later divorced.

Donna was an avid gamer. She enjoyed video games, and was the proud owner of nearly every gaming system around.

She is survived by her ex-husband, Jerry Shipp of Salina; children: Marion Shipp and Jerry Shipp, both of Salina; Tina Shipp of Aurora and Franklin Richard Shipp of Mississippi; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; a brother, Anthony Pintar of San Diego, California.

She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Pintar; her mother, Rachel Marie Barthol; her step-father, Claude Barthol; a sister, Betty Jo Lind; and a grandson, Ray Lee Shipp.

Grave side services will be held Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. in the SalinaPioneerCemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

dadGregory Rae Noyes


01/06/57 – 03/28/2014


Salina/West Jordan, Utah – Our hearts are broken at the passing of our wonderful son, husband, father, brother, uncle and best “papa” ever.  Gregory Rae Noyes passed away on March 28, 2014 at home, surrounded by loved ones after an 11 year battle with cancer.

Greg filled our lives with love and kindness, and has left us with so many wonderful memories. He loved supporting his children in all of their interests. Whether it was 4H horse shows, BMX races, sporting events, or dance recitals he never missed an opportunity to be with his family.  He loved weekend fishing trips with his friends but, most of all, loved being on the lake, in his boat, with family and friends.

Greg graduated from North Sevier High School in 1975.  He married his high school sweetheart, Cindy Hardy, and they made their home in Logan, Utah where Greg went on to get a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and an MBA from Utah State University.  He enjoyed being involved in the community.  One of his favorite accomplishments was getting the Blackhawk arena built in Salina, Utah.  He worked with the committee for two years raising funds and organizing efforts.

Greg is survived by his wife, Cindy Hardy Noyes of West Jordan, Utah; Daughter, Nicole (Rock) Ogden of St. George, Utah; Son, Chance Noyes of West Jordan, Utah; parents, Rae and Gwen Noyes of Salina, Utah; in-laws, Bob and Pauline Hardy; Brother and Sister, Daryl (Carolee) Noyes and Belinda (Donald) Ervine; 4 grandchildren: Sage (12), Adyson (6), Kayson (5) and Sadie Rae (1); and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family would like to thank Greg’s second family at Rocky Mountain Power – He loved and missed you all – and Huntsman Cancer Institute for their valiant efforts in helping us fight this ugly disease.

A viewing will be held on 04/04/2014 from 6pm to 8pm at Broomhead Funeral Home 12590 South 2200 West, Riverton, Utah. Funeral Services will be held 04/05/2014 at Welby 2nd Ward 9376 South 4000 West, West Jordan, Utah at 12:00 noon with a viewing  prior to services  from 10:30am-11:30am.

Graveside services will be at Pioneer Cemetery (Salina Ut.)  4/5/2014 at 4:30 pm. Directions to cemetery, Turn East on 300 N. until you hit Quarry Road. Turn North on Quarry Road. Follow Quarry Road for about  7 tenth s of a mile. The cemetery will be on your left hand side.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Charlene Christiansen PicCharlene Christiansen

1939 – 2014

Redmond, Utah – Charlene Ide Christiansen, age 75, of Redmond, died March 30, 2014 in Prove, Utah. She was born March 25, 1939 in Price, Utah, a daughter of Charles Lemuel and Edna Lanor Day Ide.

Charlene attended Price High School and graduated in the class of 1957. She went on to attend and graduate from beauty school. She married Bard Christiansen, July 24, 1961 in Elko, Nevada. She was a member of the LDS Church.

Charlene loved spending time with her family, and her dogs. She loved being outdoors where she liked fishing, camping, or gardening. She was a wonderful cook and canner. She will be missed by her family and those who knew her.

She is survived by her children: Pat and Tammy Christiansen of Pleasant Grove; Carl and Christi Christiansen of Bluffdale; Joyce Christiansen of Eagle Mtn.; grandchildren: Bard Christiansen, Nicky and Troy Flacker, all of Pleasant Grove; Ashley and Joey Mack of West Valley City; John and Jenny Christiansen of Bluffdale; Carly Christiansen of West Valley City; Emily Christiansen of West Jordan; Chad and Brandie Bray of Eagle Mtn.; Shannon Bray and Troy Erickson of West Jordan; Jason Bray of Herriman; great-grandsons: Teegun Erickson of West Jordan and Ayden Mack of West Valley City; sister Lanor Jensen of Ferron; niece Geraldine Jensen of Ferron.

She was proceeded in death by both of her parents; her husband Bard Christiansen; her grandson Larry Christiansen; her brother Rex Ide.

Private family services will be held on Friday, April 4, 2014, 1:00PM in the Springer Turner Funeral Home Chapel at 150 East Main, Salina, Utah. Grave side services will be held at the Redmond Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Friday, March 28th, 2014

phina 1Saraphina Lilly —Our beautiful Saraphina was called to her Heavenly home Wednesday, March 12, 2014.


She was born May 15, 1964, daughter of Alfred and Stella Lilly.  She also lived with Gerald and Vaunda Colby and was a sister to Karen Colby Hales. Saraphina enjoyed her school years at North Sevier and always asked about former classmates and friends.


To know Saraphina was to love her. Her sense of humor and infectious laugh will be greatly missed. She served others tirelessly her entire life. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She was so proud of her two children, Tara-Lynn and Joshua, whom she willingly adopted and cherished.


Saraphina is survived by her children, two grandchildren, brothers; Norferd, Irvin, and Melvin, many nieces, nephews and close friends. Preceded in death by her parents and a brother.


Burial was in Gallup, New Mexico. An account has been set up at Wells Fargo to help with burial expenses under the name of  Norferd Lilly. Account #6182947868. Please post any memories you have of Saraphina on her Facebook page. In honor of her, pay it forward by doing something nice for someone as Sara did each day. We love you, Phina. Until we meet again, ayóó ánóshní, sweet sister.

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Holt.Jay.obitJay Holt

Venice, Utah

Our noble husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend, Jay Ronald Holt, 44, passed away on a beautiful Sabbath day, March 23, 2014 in Venice, after a courageous battle with cancer. He began his life on May 23, 1969 in Payson, a son of Ed and Berta Lou Dansie Holt. He grew up on a farm in Palmyra with his two brothers, Todd and Cody.

Jay loved the great outdoors: farming, raising market lambs for stock shows, fishing, hunting, and running. He trained hard for and enjoyed participating in half-marathons and other “road races”. He was genuinely kind to everyone. He honorably served as a full-time LDS missionary in the England Coventry mission, 1989-1991. He was forever a missionary through his excellent example of goodness.

Jay married his best friend Michelle “Mitch” Hales in the Jordan RiverTemple, November 20, 1992. And they were blessed with four children. He was an amazing husband and father and always took time for his wife and each of his children. He spent many hours coaching all kinds of sports. Some of his children’s favorite experiences were those they had playing sports with teams their father coached, dancing with his “gorgeous girls”, and bow hunting with his boys.

He was employed with Macy’s in Spanish Fork during his college years, following graduation from BYU, he became an employee of Western Ag Credit where he met many new people and became friends with each one. He was always a joy to his parents. Jay and his brothers have always been best friends, and as a result their children have grown up with cousins as best friends. Jay considered Michelle’s family to be his own and enjoyed many hunting/camping trips and LakePowell vacations with them.

Jay was loved by many and his legacy of thoughtfulness, kindness, and his love for the Savior, Jesus Christ will continue to influence others for good for many, many years.

Our hearts are filled with gratitude for the wonderful doctors and the staff at Huntsman Cancer Institute. Thank you so much Western Ag Credit for your many acts of kindness, your generosity and your friendships. We sincerely appreciate the Venice Ward and the entire SevierCounty for their innumerable acts of kindness and those who prepared and delivered food to our family over the course of time. Thank you to our friends and family for your love and thoughtfulness. A special thanks to Stacy Hales for her knowledge and sweet service during Jay’s final hours. We are especially grateful for the stake presidency’s and Bishop Allen’s time, expertise, faith, and prayers. To all of you who are unmentioned, our sincere thanks—your sweet acts of service, your phone calls and visits are so appreciated.

Jay is survived by his wife, Michelle; sons: Hunter and Dallin; daughters: Josie and Jamie, all of Venice; his parents of Palmyra; brothers: Todd (Nanelle) Holt, Delta; Cody (Gena) Holt, Palmyra; father-in-law, Ned Hales, Spanish Fork; mother-in-law, Bonnie Hales-Harden, Spanish Fork; brothers-in-law: Layne (Alaina) Hales, Ferron; Jeff (Stacy) Hales, Spanish Fork; sister-in-law: Amy (Wally) Dodds, Panguitch; as well as countless aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who love him dearly.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 12:00 Noon in the Richfield Stake Center, 159 North 400 West, where friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Venice Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at


Friday, March 28th, 2014

JayBAndersonJay B. Anderson

1920 – 2014

Salina, Utah – Jay Blair Anderson died peacefully on March 22, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah, nine days before his 94th birthday.

Jay was born on April 1, 1920, in Gunnison, Utah, oneof 11 children of Melvin W. and Ludella Tollstrop Anderson. He attended GunnisonValleyHigh School. Jay learned the value of hard work at a young age, and among other jobs worked in SalinaCanyon tending sheep while still a teenager. Years later during annual week-long camping trips to that same area, his grandchildren would hear those stories as they hiked alongside their grandpa and sat around the campfire listening to Jay play his harmonica.

Jay married the love of his life, Leah Nielsen, on February 4, 1938 in Axtell, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the SaltLakeLDSTemple on June 29, 1964. Jay and Leah were a natural couple whose strengths complemented one another. They were constantly together, a support to one another for 70 years before Leah’s death in 2008. Their family takes great comfort in knowing that Jay and Leah are together again.

Together they worked hard to create a happy home for their four children, first in Sevier and Sanpete Counties, Utah, and later in Salt Lake City, where Jay managed the Premium Oil station and truck stop on 2100 South, 300 West for 36 years before retiring. They enjoyed camping and fishing, the Utah Jazz, gardening and spending time with their family and many friends. They were eventually able to travel to numerous foreign countries, including China and the former Soviet Union at a time when few people made such trips. They returned to Salina in retirement, where the bumper crop from Jay’s garden provided corn and other vegetables—but especially his favored tomatoes—to many, many good neighbors and old friends.

Jay served honorably in the U.S. Army in the Pacific during World War II and had a love for his country second to none. He was active in his church and community. While not widely known, Jay was quite a poet, penning everything from loving poems to his wife, to serious poems about his country and its politics, to humorous poems about unannounced visits from the bishop. Jay will be remembered for his integrity, his gentle nature, his sense of humor, and his unwavering willingness to lend a helping hand. In every sense of the word, Jay was a true gentleman, an example to all his family.

Jay will be continually missed and honored by his family, friends and all who knew him. He is survived by his two daughters, Rita Young and her husband David of Murray and Peggy Burt and her husband Doug of Eagle Mountain, 14 of his 16 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and four sisters: Bernice Wood of Salina, Marva Daniels of Eloy, Arizona, Vivian Larsen of Sterling, Utah, and Dellene Allred of Erda, Utah. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leah, his sons Bill and Lee Anderson, two grandchildren and six siblings.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. in the Salina 2nd LDS Ward Chapel, 85 South 100 East in Salina. Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home, 150   East Main Street in Salina, Saturday morning from 11:00 to 12:30 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 SalinaEastsideCemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

McCoard.Fred McCoard.youngFred McCoard

Salina, Utah

Fred N. McCoard, 57, of Salina took the angel flight home on March 13, 2014 in Provo. He was born October 12, 1956 in CedarCity to Robert and Lorraine Newby McCoard. He married Valerie Dawn Houghton, June 17, 1983 in Aurora. They have three children: Robert, Jeremy and Angel, who were the love of his life.

Fred worked at SUFCO Coal Mine for 25 years and loved working with his hands building stuff on his time off. He always was helping someone with their vehicles.

Fred is survived by his wife; children: Robert H., Jeremy William (Corie) and Angel Le; father; grandson, Andrew; adopted daughter, Julia McCoard; brothers: Bart, Allen, and Scott McCoard. Preceded in death by his mother and grandparents.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Magleby Mortuary Chapel, 50 South 100 West, Richfield, where friends may call Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Salina Eastside Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at


Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

KarenStubbsKaren H. Stubbs

1934 – 2014

Salina, Utah – Our loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Karen Hart Stubbs, returned to her Heavenly Father on March 7, 2014 at her home in Salina. Karen was born November 4, 1934 in Provo, Utah, a daughter of Roland Kay and Violet Pickett Hart. She moved with her parents and older sister, Jean, to Price, Utah and then to Pocatello, Idaho, where she grew up. She graduated from PocatelloHigh School where she was active in drill team, pep club and involved with school plays. She then attended and graduated from BYU in 1956 with a degree in zoology. Shortly after she served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the North German Mission. Upon returning from her mission she worked and excelled in the LDSHospital as a Lab Technologist.

At the age of 29, she met and married Grant N. Stubbs in the MantiUtahTemple. They were sealed for time and all eternity on the 10th of June, 1964. Together they raised six children.

Karen was a creative and talented quilter and artist. Her family has been blessed to receive paintings and quilts to grace their homes. Mom was an example to her family. She was truly blessed with the spirit of Elijah and had many sweet spiritual experiences. She helped many of her ancestors receive the blessings of the temple. Karen most recently served as a coordinator, with her husband, in the FamilyHistoryCenter. She served faithfully in many callings. She served as a president in all of the auxiliaries of the church. She loved teaching the gospel and especially enjoyed teaching the Gospel Doctrine Class. She served as a faithful and loving visiting teacher as long as her illness permitted. She served as an ordinance worker in the MantiTemple for 14 1/2 years and made many friends there.

Karen loved life. She enjoyed traveling, music, horses and adventure. She loved the outdoors and was an avid skier. She enjoyed just being in the mountains. Her greatest happiness was found in her love for the gospel of Jesus Christ and her family.

Karen is survived by her husband, Grant N. Stubbs of Salina; children: Grant J. and Louise Stubbs of Richfield; Debra and Brad Sheppard of Sandy; Paige and David Selander of Choteau, Montana; Brett and Rachelle Stubbs of Palmdale, California; Nicole and Randy Blackburn of Loa; Gregg and Carrie Stubbs of Ogden; 33 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Jean Sorensen and 2 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 11:00 A.M in the Salina LDS Stake Center, 98 West 400 North in Salina, where friends may call for viewing Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 prior to the services.

Burial will be Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 P.M. in the EphraimParkCemetery in Ephraim, Utah, under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Mathel colorMathel Mickelsen

Redmond, Utah

Our beloved mother, mother-in-law, grand, great-grand, great-great-grandmother and sister, Mathel Sorenson Mickelsen, age 90, was called home by our Heavenly Father to be reunited with Que, her husband, Norma, her daughter, and other loved ones, on March 14, 2014, in Gunnison, Utah. She was born March 13, 1924 in Axtell, to Truman LeNoir and Ane RoLinda “Lindy” Jensen Sorenson. She married Que Mickelsen, November 4, 1941 in Richfield, the marriage was solemnized March 2, 1957 in the MantiTemple. He preceded her in death June 20, 2008.

Mathel is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she held various positions. She enjoyed working at Christensen’s Dept. Store in Salina and also in the Sevier School Lunch program, but most of all, she enjoyed her family.

She is survived by: daughter, Ellen (Ronald) Bosshardt; sons: Glen (Linda) Mickelsen, Myron (Joy) Mickelsen, all of Redmond; son-in-law, Larry Streadbeck of Kaysville; 21 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren, and 2 great, great-grandchildren; siblings, Elwood (Julia) Sorenson and Leland (Donna Vee) Sorenson, both of Axtell

She is also preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Norma Streadbeck; siblings: LeNoir Sorenson, Carlyle Sorenson; Elaine Christenson and Marjorie Jensen; great-granddaughter, Jersey Lyn Mickelsen.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 12:00 Noon, in the Redmond 2nd Ward , 310 West 100 North, where friends may call Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. or on Wednesday from10:30 a. m. to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Redmond Town Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield. Online guest book .

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

DonnieGraggDonnie Gragg

1942 – 2014

Aurora, Utah – Our kind and loving mother, grandmother, friend and neighbor, Donnie Sue Black Gragg, age 71, passed away suddenly on March 15, 2014 at her home in Aurora, of a massive heart attack. She was born September 21, 1942 in Bakersfield, California, a daughter of Douglas Donald and Mildred Pearl Johnson Black. She graduated from NorthHigh School in Bakersfield and attended BakersfieldCollege. She married Edgar William Gragg, Jr. April 5, 1967 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Their marriage was later solemnized in the MantiLDSTemple. He died December 6, 2004.

Donnie was an active member of the LDSChurch. She worked at the FamilyHistoryCenter. She served as a Visiting Teacher and a Visiting Teacher Supervisor. She loved to attend the Temple.

Donnie was an artist and loved to paint. She loved gardening and doing genealogy work. She loved to read and play games.

She is survived by her children: Don and Wendy Gragg of Aurora; Barbara JoAnn and Michael Harville of Bakersfield, California; grandchildren: Douglas Gragg, Sarah Gragg, Brandon Herrin, Chelsea Herrin, McKell Herrin and Alyssa Harville (deceased).

She was preceded in death by two sisters: JoAnn Black and Barbara Black.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 24, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the Aurora 1st LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call for viewing at the Ward Chapel in Aurora, Monday morning from 9:00 to 10:30 prior to the services.

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

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