Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

CarolSSteeleCarol S. Steele

1934 – 2015

Salina, Utah – Carol Sorensen Steele, age 80, of Salina, passed away on May 2, 2015 at her son’s home in American Fork, Utah.   She was born  December 25, 1934 in Salina, Utah,  a daughter of James H. and Ardeth Curtis Sorensen.   She lived a vibrant childhood. She was avid swimmer, tennis player, cheerleader and expressed her love of music through the violin. Her sparkling charm and animated personality enchanted all those around her.

Carol graduated from North Sevier High School, Class of 1953, before marrying her sweetheart Robert Frank Steele on November 27th of the same year. They were later sealed in the Manti LDS Temple on May 5, 1979. Together they raised their two children, Connie Sue Steele and John Robert Steele in Salina, where they made many lasting friends.

A lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served her community as a church librarian for many years. Her employment at Paulette’s Smart Shop brought her years of joy and enduring memories. She delighted in painting and had a great love for the outdoors. Carol was also known for her passion for gardening.  She loved to listen to the birds as she planted flowers in the springtime, illuminating her yard with color and beauty.

Carol was and is an inspiration to all of her family, she touched their lives for the better, and her example and legacy of love will continue to live through them all.

Carol is survived by her children: Connie S. Peterson of Salina; John and Clary Steele of American Fork; her sister June Berger of Arvada, Colorado; five grandchildren, five great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, one nephew, and one great niece. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Grave side services will be held Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in the Salina Eastside Cemetery.  Friends may call for viewing at the Springer  Turner Funeral Home, 150 east Main Street in Salina, Saturday from 12 Noon to 1:30 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.

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

IMG_2958Linda Kay Roberts Helms, age 55 of Jasper, Alabama passed away Saturday May 2, 2015 at UAB Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama due to complications after routine surgery.


Linda was born March 20, 1960 to Deloy Roberts and Phyllis Hansen Roberts in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was a member of the North Sevier High School Class of 1978. In 1998 Linda moved to Jasper, Alabama to be with the love of her life, Dennis Helms, where they have enjoyed nearly 16 years of marriage. Funeral services will be Friday May 8, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the New Horizon Memorial Chapel in Dora, Alabama. Stanley Way will offer the eulogy. Burial will follow in New Horizon Memorial Gardens in Dora. Visitation will be Thursday from 6-8 pm at the funeral home.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Deloy and Phyllis Roberts, and her cherished brothers Larry, Con, Jim, Bud, Roy and Blaine, along with a host of dear sister-in-laws, uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Survivors include her beloved husband, Dennis Helms; children, Stanley Way (Anna Melissa), Dana Helms (Jeremy), Danny Helms (Loni); grandchildren, George, Ashley, Wesley, Sydni, Sahara, Billy and Alexis; brother, Ray Roberts (Cheri) of Salina, Utah; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and a host of friends.


Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

BoydPaulAndersonBoyd Paul (Sid) Anderson

1933 – 2015

If you are reading this I have left this earthly place to find a nice fishin’ hole to put my boat in and drop a line.  I passed away April 24, 2015 in Centerfield, Utah, having had a wonderful and blessed life.  I was born February 12, 1933 in Rolapp, Carbon County, Utah, the oldest of three children. My family moved to Manti, Utah when I was a young child where I went to school and graduated.  As a child I helped my dad raise turkeys and started working in the family Dog Valley Coal Mine at the age of 12 as a gopher.  As a teenager I had a lot of good times getting into mischief with my buddy Murray.  In 1951 I enlisted in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict for four years and was stationed in Wichita Falls, TX and Sacramento, CA. I married my high school sweetheart Marilyn (Smitty) Smith on October 12, 1951 celebrating almost 64 years of marriage and four children, Scott, Sheila, Suzette and Sid.

After California, we moved back to Utah to raise our family.  We owned Dog Valley Coal Mine, Boyd Anderson Trucking and Anderson Transport helping to build many roads and highways in Utah, Arizona, Nevada and Idaho.  In 1974 we moved to Las Vegas, NV, to start a new adventure where we owned Bonanza Ready Mix and Bonanza Materials along with the Trucking and Transport companies supplying many materials for roads, highways, bridges and casinos. Retirement was very rewarding.  I enjoyed spending time at our cabin, fishing at Fish Lake, boating on Lake Mead and spending time with my family.

Survived by my wife Marilyn, Salina, UT, our children and their spouses, Scott and Sandy, Bountiful, UT, Sheila, Gunnison, UT, Suzette and Gary Sterner, and Sid and Robin, Las Vegas, NV.  My grandchildren, their spouses and my great grandchildren, Rusty, Shiloh(Mar and Jordi – residing in Barcelona, Spain), Rhett (Teresa, Gage Boyd and Emree), Melissa (Greg, Brayden, and baby boy), Cassidy(Kris and Wylie), Sean(Sallie and Adalee), Chansey (Chance and Hendrix), Cortney (Cody), Siara (Shawn and baby girl), Challis and Leandra (Michael and Avery).  That’s eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren  including Kezzley and Tezlin, with two due in October.  Wow…. what a legacy.  I have had great friends in my life which include Murray, Kent (Speedy), and Joe to get into trouble with.

Preceded in death by my parents Archie Paul and Adelia (Ada) Sidwell Anderson, brother Donald, sister Carolyn, brother-in-law Mel, nephew Paul and niece Janone Jensen, including many family and friends that I look forward to seeing again.

Thank you to the doctors and care givers at the Mission Community Care Center, Gunnison Valley Hospital, Gunnison Home Health Care and Hospice, and Huntsman Cancer Institute for their kindness, compassion and care.

My celebration of life services will be held Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 12 Noon at the Salina LDS Stake Center 98 West 400 North, Salina, Utah.  A viewing at the Salina LDS Stake Center 98 West 400 North, Salina, Utah, will be Friday evening from 6 to 8 pm and again at the Stake Center Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 9:30 to 11:30 am prior to services.

My burial will be in the Manti City Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Manti American Legion Post #31 and the Hill Air Force Base Honor Guard under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Casper,-Elvera-young-obit Casper,-Elvera-obitSena Elvera Kennedy Casper

1932 – 2015


Sena Elvera Kennedy Casper, born February 4, 1932 to Don William and Sena Hartense Crowther Kennedy at Aurora, Utah.  She was the 1st child in a family of 5 children. In her early years Elvera lived with her family in a small 2 room house in Aurora. In 1946 she moved with her family to Mapleton, Utah. Sena Elvera Kennedy married Kenneth Glen Casper, July 10, 1948 in Provo, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti, Utah LDS Temple May 5, 1990. They lived in Provo, Utah, later living in both California and Nevada, then returning to Orem, Utah where they purchased a small white frame home where they lived for several years adding many rooms and children. They had 8 children, 5 girls and 3 boys, Judy Kay, Michael Glenn, Nancy Kaye, Sandra Lynn, Kenneth Lee, Rickey Don, Sherry DeAnn and Sena Michelle.  They worked very hard to make a nice home and a good life for their family. She loved crocheting, painting and really enjoyed playing Bingo.  She also enjoyed her trips to the Pleasant Grove McDonalds with her grandson Jesse for a “Dr. Pepper no ice” as well as her time with many friends at the Jacobs Senior Center in Pleasant Grove, Utah.  Kenneth Glen passed away May 2, 1989.  After his death she lived for a short time in Ivins and Washington, Utah.  Her last place of residency was in Pleasant Grove, Utah, living with her youngest daughter Michelle and her grandson Jesse.  Sena Elvera Kennedy Casper passed peacefully in her sleep the morning of April 24, 2015.


She is survived by 6 Children, Michael Glenn (Kathleen)Lehi, Utah;  Sandra Lynn (Dale Pratt), Oak City, Utah;  Kenneth Lee “Beany” (Rebecca), Orem, Utah;  Rickey Don (LoReen), Orem, Utah;  Sherry DeAnn (Robert Trafny) California and; Sena Michelle (Andrew Hollobaugh), Pleasant Grove, Utah; 28 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, daughters Judy Kay and Nancy, and 1 grandson Joshua.  Also preceding her in death were her parents and brothers and sisters.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Garden 6th Ward Chapel, 905 North 500 West, Pleasant Grove, Utah. Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 East Center street, Thursday from 6-8:00 p.m. and at the church Friday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, East Lawn Memorial Hills. Condolences may be sent online at



Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Hansen,-Golda-obitGolda Eva Hansen

1931 – 2015


Golda was born January 18, 1931 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Richard Heber Murphy and Loverna Catherine Johnson Murphy. She was the 7th of 9 children.


She married Ray George Crowther November 24, 1950 in Redmond, Utah. They made their home in Axtell, Centerfield and Gunnison, Utah. They were the parents of two children, Brad Ray and Kathleen. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti Temple May 5, 2012.


She married Glen Lamont Hansen August 15, 1975 in Manti, Utah. They made their home in Provo, Utah.


Golda attended Utah Valley Technical College, earning her secretarial degree. She worked as a medical secretary on the Orthopedic and Neurological floor of Utah Valley Hospital for 20 years. After she retired, she volunteered as a “Pink Lady” for another 5 years.


Golda was an active member for the Franklin 1st Ward. She has served in numerous callings throughout her life. She was ordinance worker at the Provo Temple for several years and a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.


She enjoyed traveling, dancing, sewing, cooking, gardening, but most of all she loved her family.


Golda was preceded in death by both Ray and Lamont. She is survived by Brad and Eva Crowther, Cuba, New Mexico; Terry and Kathleen Crowther Hawkins, Bloomfield, New Mexico; Moroni Frenzel, companion and best friend, Provo, Utah. Brother George Murphy, Kimberely, Idaho and numerous nieces and nephews.


Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at the Franklin 1st Ward Chapel, 601 West 300 South, Provo. Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 East Center Street, Tuesday form 6-8:00 p.m. and at the church Wednesday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Centerfield City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent online at




Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

MaxLWilliams3 MaxLWilliams2Max L. Williams

1947 – 2015

West Valley City/Salina, Utah – Our loving dad, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Max Lewis Williams, age 67, passed away April 11, 2015, from a 2 month battle of pancreatitis.  He was born September 29, 1947 in Salina, Utah, a son of Lewis Thurland and Erna Lenora Larsen Williams.  He graduated from North Sevier High School, Class of 1966.  Max served his country during the Viet Nam Conflict in the United States Army from 1967 to 1969.

He married Betty Jane Beemus, August 6, 1969 and together they raised three children, Jody, Wendy and Jeffrey. Betty died September 8, 2005.

Max’s greatest joys were his grandkids and being on his mule “Bob” in the mountains.  He was a true cowboy and mountain man.  He loved to hunt, fish, camp and just sit by the campfire telling stories.

Max is survived by his children: Jody (Jenifer) Williams of West Valley; Wendy (Jared) Barlow of West Jordan; 7 grandchildren; his siblings: Carol (Jack) Morris of Orem; Glen Williams of Cheyenne, Wyoming; Ione (Melvin) Hughes of Mesquite, Nevada; Clyde Williams of Salina; Don (Darlene) Williams of West Jordan; RaeAnn (Dannny) Woolsey of Salina; Burke (TerriLyn) Williams of Redmond; his sister-in-law Doneal Williams of Salt Lake City; extended family and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; a son, Jeffrey; his parents; and a brother, Warren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 12 Noon in the Springer Turner Funeral Home Chapel, 260 North 400 West in Richfield, where friends may call for viewing Saturday 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 Salina Pioneer Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

DeloydLund1Deloyd Lund

1928 – 2015

Gunnison, Utah – Alva Deloyd Lund, age 86, passed away at home on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 of natural causes.  Deloyd was born July25, 1928 in Clarion, Utah, a son of Alva H. and Amber Metcalf Lund.  He grew up in Gunnison and graduated from Gunnison High School.  He served his country in the United States Air Force during WWII.  He married Lela Williams in 1950 and they later divorced.  He married Arva Torgenson on June 16, 1956 in Salina, Utah.  Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple September 9, 1979.

Deloyd was employed by Jelco and Emko for 25 years as an equipment transporter and operator.  He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was a High Priest.  His wife and family were his greatest joy.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, traveling in their motor home, riding four wheelers and going to the farm every day with his sons.  He was a member of the Centerfield American Legion Post #105 and the Elks Lodge.

Deloyd is survived by his loving wife, Arva, of Gunnison; his sons: Garry and Glenda Lund of Salina; Kim and Julie Lund, Scott and Suzette Lund, all of Centerfield; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother: Newell Lund of Salt Lake City.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother: R. Eugene Lund and a grandson, Jared Lund.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 6, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in the Gunnison LDS Stake Center, where friends may call for viewing Sunday evening from 6 to 8 P.M.          or Monday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 prior to the services.

Burial with military honors accorded by the Centerfield American Legion Post #105 and the Utah Honor Guard will be in the Gunnison City Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

ElmaSGeorgeElma S. George

1922 – 2015

Salina, Utah – Elma Shurtz George, age 92, passed away in Olympia, Washington on March 15, 2015. She was born October 9, 1922 in Salt Lake City, Utah, a daughter of  Leander and Gwen Partridge Shurtz. She was the third great-granddaughter of Hyrum Smith.

Elma grew up in Escalante, Utah, where music was a large part of her childhood; she graduated from Escalante High School in 1940.

She married Harold Robison George on June 18, 1943 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He passed away January 9, 2007.

Elma graduated from Brigham Young University in 1952, and taught elementary school in Aurora, Utah. She and Harold moved to Nevada in 1954. Elma received her master’s degree in library science from BYU, and worked as a school librarian for many years in the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada, retiring in 1978.

She and Harold relocated at that time to Salina, Utah, where she resided for 35 years.

Elma was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and held many positions in the church. She was an ordinance worker at the Las Vegas LDS Temple. In her later years, she spent countless hours doing genealogical name indexing and indexed over 200,000 names.

She is survived by three sons: Robert  and Kathleen George of Queen Creek, Arizona; Garth and Carol George of Adelanto, California; Dr. Roger  and Linda George of Olympia, Washington; 9 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Elma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband and one son: Douglas Leslie George.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 28 at 12:00 noon in the Salina LDS Stake Center, 98 West 400 North, in Salina. Friends may call for viewing at the Stake Center Saturday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 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.

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

McCoy.MacMac McCoy

Richfield, Utah

Darrell Keith “Mac” McCoy, age 81, returned to his Heavenly Father and the loving arms of his sweetheart, JoAnn Spencer, on Thursday, March 19, 2015 in Richfield. Our loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather will be remembered with love. “Love is stronger than death even though it can’t stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can’t separate people from love. It can’t take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.” – Unknown

Mac was born July 28, 1933, at Mound Township, Effingham, Illinois to John Emmet McCoy and Beatrice Maudette Byers.

For Mac, serving and giving of himself were as natural as breathing, and his life was one of unselfish service. As a young boy he worked at before-and-after school jobs to help his mother support their family. At the age of 17 he joined the US Navy and became a Seabee, serving his country during the Korean War. At the age of 25 Mac met the love of his life and he and JoAnn began their life together.

Mac was a very hard worker throughout his life. Mac worked for Sperry as a machinist on the Minuteman Missiles and also worked as a Millwright at Hill Air force Base. After moving to Richfield in the 1970’s, Mac worked at the SUFCo Coal Mine for over 25 years. Mac was a gifted mechanic and amazing gardener, and freely shared his talents to help those around him. He enjoyed sharing the produce from his garden as much as he enjoyed growing it. In later years Mac joined the LDS Church and he and JoAnn were sealed in the Manti Temple, after which they served the Lord as temple workers. Mac later married Jean Osguthorpe and they shared several wonderful years together.

Mac’s spirit of mischief, hard work and selflessness will be remembered with a smile and a tear by those who survive him: his sister, Joyce (Bud) Hicks; his children:Kevin Keith (Judy) McCoy, Grantsville; Kelly Jo (Pete) White, Mytchett, England; and Kenny (Kim) McCoy, Bicknell; his second wife, Jean Timmerman Osguthorpe; one grandson, six granddaughters, three great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter.

Mac was preceded in death by his adored wife JoAnn; his parents; his beloved step-father, Kenneth Eugene Finfrock; his younger brother, Charles Russell McCoy, and his older sisters: Betty Jean McCoy and Mary Wanita Higgs.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, March 30, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Richfield 16th Ward Chapel, 800 N 500 E. Friends may call Sunday from 6-8 in the Magleby Mortuary and Monday at the ward chapel from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Richfield City Cemetery with military rites by the V.F.W. Sevier Post #5050. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at

Mac’s request: In lieu of flowers, please take your family to dinner!


Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Pickett.Georgeanna.croppedGeorgeana Pickett

Gunnison, Utah

Georgeana Jensen Pickett, 68, while surrounded by her family, returned home to her loved ones on Sunday March 22, 2015, in Murray. She had fought a long, valiant battle with liver disease and endured many trials from post- transplant complications. George was not a complainer and through it all she kept a positive attitude, her great faith never lacking no matter how bad the circumstances.

Georgeana was born September 9, 1946 in Salina, Utah to Marvin and Esmont Jensen Jensen. She grew up as a farm girl where she learned the value of work helping her father on the family farm in Redmond, Utah. She also loved spending time with her mother where she learned how to be a loving, giving mother. She enjoyed time with friends where they had hours of entertainment playing night games in the summer and ice skating in the winter months.

Georgeana met Kirby Elliott Pickett and they were married in the Manti, Utah Temple on April 12, 1969. They settled down in Gunnison, Utah where they raised four children on the family dairy farm.

Georgeana earned her teaching degree from BYU and Utah State University and was a substitute teacher

but gave this all up to be a mother, the greatest teacher to her children in her own home.

She never missed a beat with her witty personality, which gained her countless, lifelong friends she loved and appreciated. She always looked forward to going out to eat with her friends. She was a great example to those around her and always a missionary. She wasn’t afraid to stick up for her beliefs, her friends and her family. She always made time for others.

Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, which she loved more than life, which was obvious through her words and actions. She always put her family first. She went the extra mile to make sure family get-togethers, birthdays and holidays were fun and memorable and that all were included and felt important. Mom loved her children and grandchildren so much and always included little lessons in the fun and activities she planned at family reunions and at Christmas time. She was always a wonderful teacher and made sure she taught her family the gospel, which she had a strong testimony of. If you knew Georgeana at all you knew her favorite holiday was Christmas. You could catch her celebrating it all year round. She always wanted things to be special for her family and supported them in everything they did. She was such a great example to everyone around her but mostly she taught her family right from wrong, she was always there for them, anytime and for anything.

George loved animals and had a kind heart towards them. She enjoyed gardening and canning the fruits of her labors. Of course she shared this talent with her children teaching them how to be self-reliant. She also enjoyed tole painting, cooking, and was an excellent cook. You would always find her family gathered around the dinner table on Sundays enjoying a delicious home cooked meal. Often her children’s friends felt she was like a mother to them, making them feel just like one of her own.

Georgeana was an active member of the LDS Church and served in many callings over the years. She was the Relief Society president, ward historian, librarian, and worked with the youth. Three of her children served honorable LDS missions for the Church and all four were married and sealed in the temple.

Georgeana is survived by her husband: Kirby; children: Travis (Clara )Pickett, Enoch; Deina (Mike) Mitton, Gunnison; Terron (Tera) Pickett, Elmo; and Tana (Jesse) Newton, Gunnison; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister, Nelma Gates, Hyrum; and brother, Lee Jensen, Redmond. She was proceeded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held Friday March 27, 2015 at 12:00 Noon in the Centerfield, Utah LDS Church, 210 South Main, where friends may call Thursday March 26, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. and Friday March 27, 2015 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Redmond Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at