Garry Vee Taylor

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015


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October 8 1937-September 13 2015

Garry passed on to heaven on September 13, 2015 peacefully at a local hospital. He will be missed by all that knew him and mourned by those that were blessed to call him friend. His zest for life and determination to care for those he loved is unmatched.

He is preceded in death by his parents-Glen and Novella Taylor and his brother Brent Taylor. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Jan Taylor, his children Scott Taylor, Teresa Rizzo, Russ Taylor and Karrie (Bennett) McCutchen and 6 beautiful grandchildren.

Services will be held at Summers Funeral Home at 1205 Bannock in Boise, Idaho on Tuesday September 22, 2015. Viewing to be held from 11:30-1:00 and Service to begin at 1:30 pm.

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

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1934 – 2015
Our beloved mother, grandma, great-grandma, Leona Spencer Huntsman Ruesch passed away on September 20, 2015, in Richfield, Sevier, Utah. For 81 years her honesty, integrity and genuine love and service to others have blessed all who know her. She was born to Austin Jabez and Hannah Elizabeth Price Spencer in Aurora, Sevier, Utah, on August 8, 1934, as the youngest of 11 children. She spent her growing up years in Aurora and graduated from North Sevier High School as the first female student body president and as valedictorian.

She has a natural ability to be creative and enjoyed writing and presenting humorous readings. Her story telling was something her children remember fondly and have shared her stories with their own children. She wrote poetry and later became the newspaper correspondent for the Emery County Progress and The Salina Sun.

On April 2, 1953, Leona was sealed to her lifelong love Evan C. Huntsman in the Manti Utah LDS Temple. They raised their ten children and a Lamanite placement son (for 3 years) in Ferron, Emery, Utah, and Aurora, Sevier, Utah. Evan passed away on November 17, 1977, which left her a widow with eight unmarried children; ages 3-22. Mom devoted her life to her family and was named Mother of the Year in 1978. In 1984 she and her three youngest children moved to Manti to live with her daughter LeAnne and her family. She married Evan Ruesch on July 18, 1989; he passed away on January 8, 1994 at which time she returned to live with LeAnne until LeAnne’s passing on June 4, 2006. She then lived with several of her other children; most recently Loraine of Monroe, Sevier, Utah.

As a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints she served in many callings and especially enjoyed serving in the temple. She loved learning from the Book of Mormon and possessed a quiet but profound faith in and devotion to the Savior.
Leona is survived by her children: EvaLynn (Russell) Holt, currently serving in the Texas Dallas Mission; Leland E (Irene) Huntsman, Tooele; son in-law Jene (Debi) Beal, Bakersfield, California; Elayne (James) Stewart, West Valley City; Loraine (Steve) Barrowman, Monroe; Lisa Beth (Roger) Atkin, Woods Cross; Leon A (Heidi) Huntsman, South Jordan; Emily Kaye (Quinton) Baran, West Valley City; and Lorilee (Taylor) Allred, Cokeville, Wyoming; a brother Forrest Quinn (Sharon) Spencer, Sandy; sisters in-law Evelyn Huntsman, Ferron; and Marjorie Spencer, Chino, California; 43 grandchildren and 56 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; spouses; children: Eric and LeAnne; and siblings: Rosalie, Austin Jabez Jr. “A. Jay,” Alta, Harold Gile, Waldo Arthur, Dortha, Hyrum Lamar, Preston Neil, and Leonard Vee.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 26, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the Monroe Stake Center, 110 South Main. Friends and family may call Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Magleby Mortuary, 50 South 100 West, Richfield, and at the stake center in Monroe on Saturday 9:00-10:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment at the Aurora Cemetery. On line guest book


Bryant Mickelsen

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

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Redmond, Utah

“Archie” or “Butch”, Bryant Evan Mickelsen, 71, passed away September 13, 2015 at his home in Redmond with his family around him. He was born November 24, 1943 in Salina to Evan Archie and Marjorie L. Lindhardt Mickelsen. He married Linda Lou Shaw, February 8, 1964 in Aurora. The marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple, October 16, 1967.

After marrying his life long companion and best friend, Linda, they moved to Salt Lake City and started their family.

Bryant worked at Hill Field doing electronics, and after hours and part time, he developed a keen interest in the construction trades while working with his brothers-in-law. In 1972 he established Mickelsen Construction Company and for the next 43 years he would enjoy working with his sons, brothers, nephews, and others. He was a major force in the construction of exceptionally built homes in and around the Sanpete and Sevier valleys. He built community centers and many other structures. His contribution did not end there. He was the driving force in the development and construction of several town veteran memorials as well as two beautiful rock monuments at both ends of his beloved Redmond. “Butch” insisted that memorials were for those who gave their all… not for those who contributed to the project in any way. His way of thinking was to provide the service, get others to freely contribute and stay out of the lime light as much as possible.

Family was “Pop’s” first priority. He loved driving his team of horses to elk camp with “The Guys” and taking his family to the annual “Squatters Campout” Mickelsen Family Reunion. He was respected and loved by many.

He is survived by his wife of Redmond; children, Garyn (Angela) Mickelsen, Redmond; Alesha (Mark) Johnson, Salina; Nichole (Corey) Thurston, Redmond; Kevin (Heidi) Mickelsen, Salina; and Joby (Starli) Mickelsen, Salina; 16 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson with one on the way; siblings: LaVona Peterson, Sandy; Beth (Jarl) Klungervik, St. George; Maylen (Nikki) Mickelsen, Redmond; Marla (Paul) Frischknecht, Gunnison; Tamra Hardman, Riverton; Rick (Kathy) Mickelsen, Redmond.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Roger Peterson.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 12:00 Noon in the Redmond 2nd LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call at the ward chapel in Redmond on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 or on Friday from 10:00 to 11:30. Burial will be in the Redmond Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guest book


Frances T. Nielson

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

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1933 – 2015

Centerfield, Utah – Our kind and beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Frances Faye Taylor Nielson, age 82, passed away in Provo, Utah on Sunday September 6, 2015. after sustaining injuries from a fall in her home.  She was born February 27, 1933 in Altha, Florida, a daughter of William Frank and Louie Vilante Stanford Taylor.  She was the youngest of three children born to them.

At age 14, she came to Utah, all alone, seeking to live in the land of Zion to be with and study more about the LDS religion of which she was already a member and loved so much.

She graduated from Jordan High School and went on to graduate from LDS Business College, where she met and married Robert Clair Bown in 1952 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  They had 3 children and later divorced.  She then married Ira J. Nielson on June 17, 1965 in Salt Lake City. They then had one child together.  Their marriage was later sealed in the Manti LDS Temple on June 17, 2004.   Ira preceded her in death on August 17, 2013.

She is survived by her children: Connie and James Eldridge of Westminster, California; Rob and Shari Bown of Richfield; Blaine and Claudia Nielson of Axtell; Kent and Kantima Bown of Midvale; Michael Nielson of St. George; Mary Maes of Richfield; Rachel Nielson and Teena Snyder of Centerfield; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ira;  a grandson, Justin Lynn Bown; a brother, Vance Taylor and a sister, Lucille Dworak.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. in the Axtell lst LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Wednesday morning from 11:00 to 12:30 prior to the services.

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

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Pauline Davis Hardy

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

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1929 – 2015

Salina, Utah – Our warm and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt, Pauline Davis Hardy, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 4, 2015 in Salina, Utah at her home with her family by her side.
She was born July 25, 1929 in Layton, Utah. A daughter of Oliver Paul and May Davis. She married her sweetheart, Robert Hardy June 24, 1955 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

Pauline was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she served in many callings including Second Counselor in the Stake Relief Society, Relief Society President, Primary President, and many more. She served her Heavenly Father honorably.

Her passions in life were sewing, quilting, crocheting, knitting, and genealogy. She also enjoyed singing in the church choir, and performing compassionate service.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Robert Hardy of Salina; her daughters: Laura (Rocky) Williams of Salina; Cindy (Gregory) Noyes of West Jordan; Heather (Jeremy) Durrant of Payson; her sons: Robert Bubba Hardy of Henderson, Nevada; Gregory (Pris) Hardy of Clinton; Douglas John Hardy of Las Vegas, Nevada; Blain (Gwenaley) Hardy of Ephraim; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren who were the light of her life; a brother Warren (Laurette) Davis of Riverton; many sister-in-laws, brother-in laws, and nieces and nephews.

Pauline was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter Shirlene Hardy; a son-in-law Gregory Noyes; 4 brothers: Robert, Vaughen, Mick, and Thomas Davis; a sister Carolyn Davis.

Graveside services will be 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 in the Redwood Memorial Estates Cemetery 6500 Redwood Road, Salt Lake City, Utah. Friends may call for viewing 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday evening at the Springer Turner Funeral Home, 150 East Main, Salina, Utah.

Services are under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina.

The family would like to extend a a special thank you to At Home Health of Salina for the loving care they gave our mom. Thank you for your compassion and kindness!

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Renee Rasmussen Anderson

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

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August 8, 1933 – August 27, 2015
Resided in Murray, UT                                  Obituary


8/8/1933 ~ 8/27/2015

Renee Rasmussen Anderson passed away due to heart failure, August 27, 2015 at the age of 82. She was born August 8, 1933 to Leath and LaFaye Rasmussen. She was raised in Salina, Utah where she graduated from North Sevier High School with honors. She then received her degree from BYU in

Elementary Education, and taught first grade in the Salt Lake School District. While attending BYU she met her sweetheart Hal Anderson, and they were married in the Manti Temple June 8, 1955. They recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. She was an active member of the LDS church where she served in many callings, but her main focus was her family and home.


Renee is survived by her husband Hal; their 5 children, Shauna (Rick) Lloyd, Scott (Lonna), Trent (Karen), Michelle (Doug) McDougal, Derek (Brooke); 17 Grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren. Also, survived by siblings; Rae Dawn (Gordon) Sutherland; Deanna Thompson; Bryan (Kathy) Rasmussen. Preceded in death by her parents.


Viewings will be held at the Little Cottonwood Stake Center, 6180 So Glen Oaks St., Murray, Utah, Tuesday, September 1, 2015 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, September 2, 2015 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Funeral services will be held at the same location, Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Salina Utah East Side Cemetery.


Colleen L. Dastrup

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

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1935 – 2015

Salina, Utah – Our kind and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Colleen Larsen Dastrup, age 80, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 28, 2015 in Richfield.  She was born May 24, 1935 in Richfield, a daughter of Willis George and Edna Spafford Larsen.  She married Newell D. Dastrup, June 28, 1952 in Richfield.  Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple July 1, 2000.  Newell preceded her in death on July 25, 2001.

Colleen was an active member of the LDS Church, serving as a dedicated Visiting Teacher and in numerous other callings throughout the years.

She enjoyed gardening, camping, fishing, riding 4-wheelers and any kind of a party.  She loved watching the Jazz games. “Go JAZZ.”

Colleen  is survived by her children: Paul W. and Denise Dastrup of Panguitch; Brenda Tanner of Redmond; Karen and Kim Anderson of Richfield; N. David and Chantel Dastrup of Nephi; Kent B. “Buddy” and Lisa Dastrup of Cedar City; 21 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willis and Edna Larsen; her husband, Newell D. Dastrup; two daughters: Susan Colleen Addy Rasmussen and Diane Dastrup; and two sisters: Janet Larsen and Barbara Anderson.

The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to the wonderful staff, management and doctors at the Richfield Care Center, for all their love, support and kindness show to our dear Mom over the past 18 months.

Grave side services will be held Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 12 Noon in the Richfield City Cemetery.  Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Salina, Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Richfield, Wednesday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 prior to the graveside.

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

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Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

MikeO'NeilMike O’Neil

1989 – 2015

Redmond/Delta, Utah – Our loving and caring husband, father, son, brother and uncle, Michael Dean “Mike” O’Neil, age 26, passed from this earthly life on August 4, 2015 at Frog Flat in Sevier County on the West Mountain.  He was born July 22, 1989 in Delta, Utah, a son of Danny Gene and Julie Ann Meacham O’Neil.

He married Susana Jakeline Alvarez, December 4, 2011 in Hinckley, Utah.

Mike experienced many difficulties in this life, but came through them as a stronger person.  He developed strength through his struggles.

He loved his kids and family.  He was a big flirt with a cheesy smile.  He loved to tease and joke.

Mike enjoyed riding 4 wheelers, camping, playing with his nieces and nephews.  He was loving and caring and loved his family .  He was known as Uncle Mike to many.

He is survived by his wife of Delta; son, Ziven Dean O’Neil and daughter, Zaylee Jakeline O’Neil, both of Delta; mother, Julie O’Neil of Delta; father, Danny G. O’Neil Sr. of Redmond; brothers and sisters: D.J. and Aniesha O’Neil of Oasis’ Andrew and Tabby O’Neil of Delta; Melissa and Lynn Ekker of Redmond; Angela and Martin Macias of Delta; 8 beautiful nieces; 8 awesome nephews; 3 awesome great-nephews; grandfather, Jesus Avalos of Delta; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents: Arda Avalos, Darold Stanworth and Ruby Shaw; great-grandmother: Lucille Meacham; a nephew: Jake Edward Ekker and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 10, 2015 in the Delta 1st LDS Ward Chapel.

Burial was in the Delta City Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the family in the memory of Mike O’Neil.

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Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

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Fairview, Utah

Cody Talbot Lee, 27, passed away August 20, 2015 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. He was born December 16, 1987 in Richfield, Utah to Jerrae Despain Blake and Scott Talbot Lee.

On Cody’s Facebook page he said of himself: “Redneck. I love anything to do with outdoors: hunting, fishing, swimming, camping, four-wheelers, and dirt bikes and fast cars and big trucks…and my dog.” He also enjoyed spending time with his girls, nieces and nephews. He liked having a good time and was always up for a party as long as there was food. He was always willing to help others. If you couldn’t find Cody — he would be at Redmond Lake fishing.

He is survived by his daughter: Kiera Rayne Davis, Richfield; step-children: Alexus Subits, Salina; and Elijah Wayne Holt, Richfield; mother: Jerrae (David) Blake, Salina; father: Scott Lee, Fairview; siblings: Monica Shields, Salina; Justina (Jeff) Charles, Central Valley; Scott (Tanya) Lee, Jr., Fairview; Tabatha Thrailkill, Salina; Savanna (Bradley) Snow, Mt. Pleasant; step-siblings: Jodi (Trevor) Simon, White Water, CO; Jesse (Kate) Blake, Pleasant View; Stacy Blake, Hurricane; Matthew (Mindy) Blake, North Logan; Angie (Ramsay) Robison, Richfield; Jeff (Mandi) Blake, Mona; Bradley (Evelyn) Blake, West Valley City; Samantha (Ruben) Martinez, Harrisville; Adrianna (Trever) Murri, Hurricane; Danielle (Trenton) Ipson, Hurricane; grandparents: Don Ray and Eunice Despain; step-grandparents: Alma and Norma Blake.


Preceeded in death by brother: Loren Lee; grandparents: Eddie Lee, Sr. and Anna Clayton; step-brother Brian Blake; step-niece, Aspen Murri;

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 24, 2015 at 11:00 am in the Magleby Mortuary Chapel in Richfield, 50 S 100 W, where friends may call from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Salina Eastside Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.


Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

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1935 – 2015

Sandy, Utah – Our kind and beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin, and friend Jerold Gated Shields returned home to our loving Heavenly Father on August 22, 2015, in Sandy, Utah.

Jerold was born on December 1, 1935 in Salina, Utah the son of Ellaroy and Hilda Gates Shields. He grew up in Salina and graduated from North Sevier High School with the class of 1954. He married Mary Evelyn Rasmussen on October  7, 1955 in the Manti LDS Temple , in Manti, Utah, and they’ve spent many happy years together since.

Jerold was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served in numerous callings in the church.  He loved horses and was a Member of the Salina Riding Club. He also served in many positions within the Boy Scouts of America.

Jerold lived for service. If someone called for help he was there before the phone hung up. He loved people. He was a hard worker who always gave 110%. He was considered one of the top three grader operators in the state of Utah. He always said “If you can’t do it decent, don’t do it at all!”  He liked to garden, and he loved to share his produce with others. He loved hunting and fishing, but his favorite pastime was working with wood. He could turn a piece of wood into a masterpiece. He enjoyed working with his hands, but more than anything he loved his family.

He is survived by his wife Evelyn Shields of Sandy; his children: Stewart Shields of Henderson, Nevada; M’Shelle and Brett Shaw of Salina; Jeffrey Shields of Sandy; Patrick and Annie Shields of Sandy; a brother LeRoy and Hayda Shields of Salina; 12 Grandchildren and 12 Great-Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by both of his  parents; his sister and brother-in- law Norma and Kay Nielson ; his brother and sister-in-law Howard and Wynonna Shields; his parents-in-law Maurice and Therrsa Rasmussen; his granddaughter Amelia Faye Shields.

Funeral services will be held at 12 NOON on Saturday, August 29 in the Crescent Ridge LDS Stake Center, 1265 E 11000 South, Sandy, Utah. Friends may call for viewing at the Stake Center from 9:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. prior to services. Burial will be the same day at 5:00 P.M. in the Pioneer Cemetery, 900 North Quarry Road in Salina, Utah.

Services are under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield, and Salina.

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