Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Evan N. Kennedy

1927 – 2017

Aurora, Utah – Evan Niel Kennedy, age 89, of Aurora, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017 in Centerfield.  He was born September 5, 1927 in Salina, Utah, a son of Earl and Ethel Loretta Oliver Kennedy.

He honorably served his country during World War II from January 1946 to March 1947.

Evan married the love of his life, Fonda Shaw, November 17, 1948 in Aurora.  Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple July 20, 1957.

He was an active member of the LDS Church, serving as a Jr. MM Basketball Coach.  He also served in the Young Men’s Program and as High Priest Group Secretary.

Evan enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, bowling, camping and 4 wheeler riding.  He was always there to support his family.  After retiring from working at the USG, he and Fonda were always together until her passing January 25, 2015.

He is survived by his children: Jeanette and Newell Anderson of Gunnison; Sharon and DeVere Sudweeks of Aurora; Loretta and Steve Bagley of Huntington; Boyd and Nancy Kennedy of Aurora; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Ethel Kennedy; his wife, Fonda; sister and brothers: Leone Murry, Verge Kennedy and Boyd Kennedy.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 12 Noon in the Aurora 1st LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Friday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Saturday morning from 10:00 to 11:30 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.

The family would like to thank the staff at Beehive Homes of Richfield; Mission at Community in centerfield and Zion’s Way Home Health and Hospice, for their love and caring for our Father.

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

 

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

LeRoy G. Shields

1942 – 2017

Salina, Utah – Our kind and beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, LeRoy Gates Shields, age 75, of Salina, passed away June 23, 2017 in Richfield after a short battle with lung cancer.  He was born June 4, 1942 in Salina, a son of Ellaroy and Hilda Gates Shields.  He graduated from North Sevier High School, Class of 1960.  He then attended SUSC in Cedar City for four years.  After he graduated from SUSC he went to Logan and attended USU for four years, majoring in History.

He joined the United States Navy and served his country during the Viet Nam Conflict.

LeRoy married Hayda Marie McKinlay, February 22, 1975 in Salina.  Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple, February 24, 2001.

LeRoy was an active member of the LDS Church.  He enjoyed teaching and was a teacher in just about every organization in the church.  He was currently a High Priest in the Salina Creek Ward.

He worked for United Parcel Services and retired after 25 years of delivering parcels in the area.

LeRoy loved putting together model air planes.  He enjoyed hunting and riding motorcycles.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Hayda, of Salina; children: Landon and Nicole Shields, John P. and Keri Ann Shields, all of Salina; Jenny Lee Bayles of Salt Lake City; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law: Evelyn Sheilds of Sandy.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his sister and brother-in-law: Norma and Kay Nielson; his brother and sister-in-law: Howard and Wynonna Shields; and brother: Jerold Gates Shields.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 12 Noon in the Salina Creek 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, Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 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 Eastside Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

 

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Sheron H. Madsen

1932 – 2017

Salina, Utah – Sheron Harward Madsen, age 84, died June 25, 2017 at her home in Salina.  She was born September 29, 1932 in Richfield, Utah, a daughter of Delbert Clayton and Fawn Theo bench Harward.  She graduated from North Sevier High School, Class of 1950.  She attended the Branch Agricultural College (College of Southern Utah) in Cedar City for 1 year.

Sheron married Arlen Leon Madsen, June 12, 1952 in the Manti LDS Temple.

Sheron was an active member of the LDS Church, serving in the Primary, Sunday School, Young Women and Relief Society in various callings.  She also served as the ward chorister and ward choir director.   She served as an Ordinance Worker in the Manti Temple along with her husband, Arlen.

She was a 4-H Leader, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, taught piano lessons for 50 plus years, and enjoyed making wedding cakes.  She enjoyed knitting, quilting, gardening, baking, crocheting and music.

Sheron is survived by her eternal companion, Arlen, of Salina; children: Marcia and Neal Bosshardt of Redmond; Clair Leon and Cindy Madsen of Riverton; Diane and Wayne Decker of Cedar City; Eugene and Michelle Madsen of St. George; 24 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; a brother, Douglas Harward of Joseph.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 30, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in the Salina LDS Stake Center, 98 West 400 North in Salina, 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 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

 

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Flora B. Burns
Salina, Utah
Flora Fay Branning Black Burns, 96 of Salina, passed away June 22, 2017 in Richfield. She was born October 19, 1920 in Denver, MO to Harry and Alice Ada Pittsenberger Branning. She married James C Black, he preceded her in death in 1973. She married Don Burns, he preceded her in death in 1999.
Flora loved to garden, quilt, being in the outdoors, camping, fishing and hunting.
Survived by son, James Black, Salina; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death are her parents; siblings, Betty, Vivian and Bill.
Family graveside services will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Salina Eastside Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guest book www.maglebymortuary.com

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Kim M. Sorensen

1956 – 2017

Kim M. “Buckeroo” Sorensen, 60, passed away, quietly, on the morning of June 13, 2017 in Gunnison. He was born September 8, 1956 in Gunnison to Neil H and Mary Louise Munk Sorensen.

He married Elaine Bailey, they later divorced. Kim then married Angie Beckstead, they later divorced.

Kim loved to team rope and ride horses. He made many friends during his rodeo days and somewhere along the way picked up the nick name “Buckeroo”. He has worked in ranching and with livestock most of his life. He enjoyed being in the mountains hunting and being with his family. He told great stories, which incidentally grew bigger each time he told them. You never knew where “true” started and “b.s.” ended.

Kim is survived by his daughter, Hadley Blu Sorensen, Richfield; mother, Mary Louise; siblings, Linda (Que) Miller and Lee (Tina) Sorensen; sister-in-law, Denise Sorensen, all of Mayfield He is preceded in death by his father, Neil H; infant sister, Ann; and brother, Kent Sorensen.

Graveside services and interment will take place on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Mayfield Cemetery. Funeral Directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guest book www.maglebymortuary.com

 

Monday, June 26th, 2017

REDMOND – On June 10, 2017 Barbara Owen went “home to be with Jesus” . Her struggle, now ended, was fought with faith, humor and grace; her final journey, peaceful and quiet.

Barbara was born in Heth, Arkansas, June 17, 1942 to David and Virginia Haley. She had five brothers and one sister.

She graduated from South Mountain High School in Phoenix, AZ with the class of 1958 and attended Arizona State University in 1959 and 1960.

She married the love of her life, Pete Owen, June 23, 1961. They remained happily married and more in love the day that she passed than the day “her cowboy came to town”.

Barbara held many different types of employment. Most notably, as rodeo secretary for Southwest Championship Rodeo Productions along side husband, Pete Owen. Their rodeo company put on the 4th of July rodeo in Salina and the August rodeo in Richfield for several years. After moving to Utah, she began her career in Real Estate. She owned and operated Encore Realty in Salina for over 30 years. She held too many titles to list, however she served a key role in establishing the Central Utah Board of Realtors. She was relentless in her fight for the people of Central Utah when finding the right home or property for clients as well as representing them in state and local government. In 1994 she was awarded “Realtor of the Year” for the entire state of Utah.

Barbara was also key in laying the foundation to the Baptist Church in Salina, Utah. The church actually began in her living room in Redmond, later moved to the Salina Legion Hall, and finally a new building was constructed where a christian school was established and church services continue to be held to this day.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Pete Owen; sons, Glen Owen, Redmond, Wesley Owen, Richfield; daughters, Dani Owen, Redmond and Haley Owen Hooper, Aurora, her grandchildren, great grandchildren; her brother, Robert Haley, Grants Pass, OR and her Aunt, Willy Lou Inmann, Richfield.

She was preceded in death by her son, James Kelly Owen; her parents, four brothers and one sister.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the Home Health and Hospice team of Richfield; along with extended family members, Maxine Monroe, Shelly Peterson, and Jenean Hampton for the genuine compassion, kindness, and heartfelt love shown while helping care for Barb in her last days.

Services will be held Friday, June 30, at 10: 00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 501 North Main, Richfield. There will be a gathering for friends and family following services at the Salina Park. We welcome everyone to join us for memories, music and a meal.

“Carry me home to South Mountain, let all who are near gather ‘round

Speak of me well in the stories you tell

Then set my bones free

To ride on the winds of a wild desert storm”

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Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Bert Jensen

1946 – 2017

Redmond, Utah – Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend Bert Ted Jensen, 70, passed away Sunday, June 11, in Salt Lake City Utah after a hard fought courageous battle. Bert was born on July 7, 1946 in Salina, Utah to Charles Lester and Eda Christina Peterson Jensen. He married the love of his life and high school sweetheart Sandra Sue Gurr on June 6, 1964. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti Temple,  July 1, 1967.

Bert enjoyed many things in life. He collected vintage model cars and historical books. He loved to fish and deer hunt with his sons and grandsons. He was an avid fan of BYU sports and the Utah Jazz. He loved to travel with his family especially to Disneyland where they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2014 with their children and grandchildren. Most of all he LOVED to play and spend time with his grandchildren.

Bert was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Bert attended North Sevier High School, class of 1964 where he played on the basketball team and only broke out his dancing shoes for his Sandra Sue at the junior prom.  He then attended Snow College where he enjoyed nickel root beers and bowling with his buddies, and later Southern Utah State College where he received a Bachelor of Science degree.

Bert taught math at West Lake Junior High for 13 years then he moved back to his hometown to be closer to his parents and in-laws in Redmond, Utah. After returning home he then taught at Emery School District, San Rafael Junior High in Ferron, teaching math for 17 years. Bert enjoyed teaching and touching the hearts of many of his students with his math genius and abilities. He was honored and received as math teacher of the month and the year. Bert LOVED to teach.

After he retired from teaching Bert worked as a Correctional Officer in Gunnison, Utah for 9 years. He created many friendships and memories with the people he worked with.  Bert was an extremely hard worker.

He was raised in Redmond as a true Redmond Mud Duck. Running in the fields and swimming in the river with his Redmondite buddies. A smile on his face and a slingshot by his side. Nights were filled with fun games playing on the cement block after twilight. He looked forward to family reunions with the Gurrs and the Jensens. The light of his life was his sweetheart of 53 years, his 6 children, 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  His proudest accomplishment was his posterity.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Jensen, Redmond; his children Brenda Kaye (Clayton) Carter, Wendover, NV; Kendra Sue (Richard) Pettit, Richfield; Brett Ted Jensen, Salt Lake City; Brian Lester (Charloe) Jensen, Annabella; Kraig Bert (Karen) Jensen, Salina; Starlyn Jensen, Redmond. Siblings, Beth (Gerry) Poulson, West Valley City; Fay O’Brien, Salt Lake City; Janice Maroncelli, Billings, MT; Rand Christensen, Otto, WY; Shawn Willden, family friend;  many nieces, nephews, aunts; uncles, cousins and in-laws.

He was proceeded in death by his parents Lester (Skeeter) and Eda Jensen; Eris Christensen, mother; Merrill and Joy Gurr, in-laws; Rula Pickett, sister; Luann Henderson, sister; Larry Jensen, brother; Roger Christensen, brother; Roene Anderson, sister in-law; Alex Kraig Jensen, grandson.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 16, 2017 at noon in the Redmond LDS ward chapel, 350 West 100 North, where friends may call for a viewing Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. or Friday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 prior to the services.  Burial will be in the Redmond Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

Online guestbook at springerturner.com

 

 

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Norma Trease Roberts

“The Salt Lady”

1933 – 2017

Redmond, Utah – Norma Leah Kirk was born October 18, 1933 in a little two room house in Magna, Utah to Alfred and Leah Swenson Kirk. Norma passed on to greater callings at her daughter’s home in Idaho on June 3rd, 2017 from natural causes.

Raised in Magna, as she said, by “Truly Religious” parents. One of  four girls and a brother who she adored. She was active in school and always looked for something to be involved with. At 14 she joined the Magna Drum and Bugle Corps and traveled all over Utah and other cities such as Miami, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and parts of Idaho. This sparked a love of traveling which continued throughout her life especially after being introduced to the world famous Redmond Salt.

Norma married Bud Trease on June 27, 1952 they had three boys and two girls. Throughout  her marriage to Bud, her children where raised to love  and care for horses. Norma was also active in the women’s riding club.

Shortly after her divorce from Bud, she earned a college degree in accounting and served a mission in Louisiana and Mississippi. Staying true to her faith she served many callings which included singing in the choir. Always stepping forward if  ever there were a need, she never hesitated to help. Caring for others without needing recognition and always on the go, helping others and making sure new comers felt welcome to the ward and her community.

In 1984 Norma met and fell in love quickly with McKay Roberts, where the interaction with horses continued. They married March 5, 1984 and their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti  LDS Temple  March 4, 1989. The marriage to McKay brought together Norma’s five and McKay’s seven children, she immediately took them into her heart as her own. A large family that Norma loved.

After retiring from the accounting duties at Redmond Minerals, Norma took on her most loved job of traveling, sales and promoting everything about “The Real Salt”.  Building her name as “The Salt Lady”. A title she adored and took very seriously and diligently fulfilled until retiring at age 80.

Preceded in death by parents, spouse McKay, step grandson and sister Emma Joy.

Survived by her children: Frank (Meliss) Trease, Scofield, UT, Rick (Judith) Trease , St. George; Leah Watt, Coalville; Terry Trease , West Jordan; Leslie (Allen) Wilder, Tetonia, Idaho. Stepchildren: Chuck (Carla) Roberts, Salina; Steve (Lana) Roberts, Redmond; Stacee (Brett) Blackburn, Aurora; Micki (Rob) Kinch, Heber; Tana (Jim) Besendorfer, Heber; Rhett (Stephanie) Roberts, Heber; Heidi (Robert) Byrd, Salina and many grand children and great grandchildren. Also, survived by brother K Kirk, Delta Junction , AK, Jean Johnson, Redmond and Carol Nicolodemus, South Jordan.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 in the Redmond 2nd LDS Ward Chapel, 310 West 100 North in Redmond. Friends may call for viewing  at the ward chapel Friday Evening from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., or Saturday morning from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M prior to services.

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

Online guestbook at www.springerturner.com

Special thanks to At Home Health Care & Hospice and everyone else who help in caring for Norma this last year.

GO JAZZ!

 

 

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

 Joy Burgess

1929 – 2017

Our beloved mother, grandmother,  great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend Colleen Joy Simper Adams Burgess, age 88, returned home to our Heavenly Father on Monday, June 5, 2017, in Richfield, Utah.

Joy was born on April 1, 1929 in Salina, Utah. She was a daughter of Leland William and Alta May Bjerregaard Simper. She was a descendent of hardy, hard working pioneer stock. Her grandfather having crossed the plains himself. She attended North Sevier High School and graduated with the class of 1947. She married Dean L. Adams on June 14, 1947. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple on August 12, 1994 in Manti, Utah. Dean died on September 2, 1974. She married Roe G. Burgess on January 11, 1977 in Ely, Nevada. He died on May 20, 2007.

Joy was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she held various callings. She was also a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She was the Post Master in Loa for many years and a member of the National Association of Post Masters of the United States.

She was excellent at crocheting and tatting, and won multiple blue ribbons and trophies at the Wayne County Fair and the Utah State Fair. She was a great cook and made the best pies, cookies and candies. She also enjoyed the outdoors and loved to fish.

Joy was a generous person. It was impossible to visit her house without being fed, or being served a Coke. She was a great mother who rather than raise her voice, would give a look to a child or adult child that would instantly put them back in line. She loved her family and was greatly loved in return. She  will be dearly missed.

She was survived by her daughters: Glorial A. Swaim of Richfield; Mary Lee and Brent Jensen of Redmond; Cathy A. and Robert Boyter of Redmond; her sisters Leta and Roger Grimm of Kearns; Doris Nightingale of Midvale; Ellen Russell of Cleveland; Ardath Sheriff of Saratoga Springs; 16 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Joy was preceded in death by both of her parents and husbands; her brothers: Verl Lamarr Simper; Thomas Simper; her sister Betty Elton; a step-daughter Nola Graham; a step-grandson Kody West.

Funeral Services will  be held at 12 Noon on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield. Friends may call for viewing Monday night from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. or from 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. prior to services.

Burial will be at 2:30 P.M.  in the Loa Cemetery Loa, Utah, the same day as the service. Services are under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

Online guestbook at www.springerturner.com

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Scott A. Thorsen

1970 – 2017

West Valley City/Salina, Utah – Our kind and beloved husband, dad, son and brother, Scott Allen Thorsen, age 46, returned home to his Heavenly Father, surrounded by his loved ones on May 5, 2017 at his home in West Valley City, after a brave and valiant battle with cancer.

He was born October 21, 1970 in Richfield, Utah, a son of Eric Allen and Judy Howell Thorsen.

Scott graduated from Richfield High School, Class of 1989.  He attended UVSC, NTID (National Institute For The Deaf) and Salt Lake Community College, where he graduated with a “Network Engineer (MCSE)” Certificate.

He married the love of his life, Halerie Anne Cleveland, May 21, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Scott was an active member of the LDS Church.  He served an American Sign Language Stateside Mission in Knoxville, Tennessee; Columbus, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois.  He served as an Assistant Scout Master and as a Home Teacher.

Scott had a deep love for his wife and son, Travis.  Travis was his pride and joy. Scott and Halerie had a relationship based on love, trust and mutual understanding.  A reserved man, Scott had a firm belief in people learning American Sign Language (ASL).

Scott enjoyed air shows, hunting, computer networking and technology, car shows, watching true documentary movies, martial arts action movies and Big Macs!

Scott is survived by his beloved wife, Halerie and their son, Travis, both of West Valley City; parents, Allen and Judy Thorsen of Salina; sister, Rebecca (Douglas) Spencer of Cedar City; 1 nephew and 3 nieces.

He is preceded in death by two older brothers; and grandparents: Harry and Midge Thorsen, Albert and LeOra Howell.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 12, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in the Salt Lake Valley 2nd ASL Ward, 6250 South 2200 West in Taylorsville, where friends may call for viewing Thursday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 prior to the services.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 12 Noon in the Salina Eastside Cemetery.  Friends may call for viewing at the Salina LDS Stake Center, 98 West 400 North in Salina, Saturday morning from 10:00 to 11:30 prior to the graveside.

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