Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Robert Hardy

1932 – 2017

Salina, Utah – Robert LeRoy Hardy, age 85, passed away on April 18, 2017 in his home with family by his side.

He was born January 19, 1932 in Wymore, Nebraska. The son of Roy James and Margie Violet Lund Hardy.

He met the love of his life Pauline Davis while stationed with the US Air Force in Tooele, Utah. They married June 24, 1955 in the Salt Lake Temple. She passed away on September 4, 2015 after 60 years of marriage.

Bob was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where he served faithfully in various callings.

He served four years in the Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. After the war he went back to school where he trained as a Diesel Mechanic, and he and Pauline soon begin raising family. In 1972 he moved his family to Salina, Utah where he worked for, then later managed and owned Midway Diesel.

Bob was active in the community. He was a member of the Salina Lions Club, and he served with the Salina American Legion Post #36 for many years.

He is survived by his daughters: Laura (Rocky) Williams of Salina; Cynthia (Gregory deceased) Noyes of West Jordan; Heather (Jeremy) Durrant of Payson; his sons: Robert “Bubba” Hardy of Henderson, Nevada; Gregory (Pris) Hardy of Clinton; Douglas Hardy of Las Vegas, Nevada; Blain (Gwenaley) Hardy of Ephraim; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters: Phyllis Bear of Wymore, Nebraska; Wilma Philippi of Central Valley, Nebraska.

Bob was preceded in death by both of his parents; his wife Pauline Davis Hardy; his daughter Shirlene Hardy; son-in-law Gregory Noyes; his sister Margie Williams; his parent-in-laws Oliver Paul and May Davis; his brother-in-laws: Robert Davis; Vaughen Davis; Mick Davis; Thomas Davis; sister-in-law Carolyn Davis.

Graveside services with military honors provided by the Hill Air force Base Honor Guard and American Legion Members from the Layton, Utah area will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, April 24, 2017 in the Redwood Memorial Estates Cemetery, 6500 Redwood Road Taylorsville, Utah. Friends and family may call for viewing from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Sunday April 23, 2017 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, Utah.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to At Home Health of Salina, and the Central Utah VA Home in Payson for the loving care given to their father.

Online Guestbook at www.springerturner.com

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Lillian Simper Reichert

1923 – 2017

Lillian Reichert passed away surrounded by family on January 18, 2017 in Grass Valley, California. She was 93 years young.

Lillian was born December 23, 1923 at home in Salina, Utah, a daughter of George and Bertha Simper. Lillian had nine sisters and one brother.  After graduating High School from North Sevier High School in 1942 she joined the Navy Waves. Lillian was a WWII Veteran and served as a teletype operator from 1944-1946. On June 25, 1948 she married Ronald O. Reichert and was a mother of two sons and one daughter.

Lillian loved to dance, she was in a tap dance club in high school. She also loved playing golf, reading, canning and was an avid gardener. Learning to quilt at the age of 80 she had been donating her quilts to the children hospitals in Utah and CA. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She has resided in Grass Valley, California the past three years.

Her great sense of humor, wonderful attitude, and a loving mother will be greatly missed.

She is survived by sons: Jerry Reichert of Blodgett, Oregon, Doug Reichert and daughter Deborah Murnan, both of Grass Valley, California; two sisters Nell and Carol; eight grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. in the Salina Eastside Cemetery.  Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Salina, Saturday one hour prior to the services.

Burial with military honors accorded by the Salina American Legion Post #36 and the United States Navy 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


Wednesday, April 12th, 2017


1946 – 2017

Salina, Utah – Karen Evalene Wootton Summarell, age 70, our Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, and Friend passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

Karen was born on November 24, 1946 at the Park City Miners Hospital.  The daughter of Reed and Katie Evelyne Wootton.  She grew up in Park City, Utah and attended Park City High School, Class of 1965.  Park City is also where she met her forever sweetheart and husband of 54 years, Samuel Thomas Summarell, whom she married on February 23, 1963 in Salt Lake City, Utah

Karen was survived by her beloved husband Samuel Summarell of Salina; her children: Lori J. Bagely of Jackson, Wyoming, Reese and Misty  Summarell of Salina; Joleen Summarell of West Jordan; Marty and Kate Summarell of Salina; her grandchildren: Braydon Summarell; Derek Bagley; Zach Summarell; Destrie Sorensen; Brooklyn Harrington; Jaden Summarell; Oakley Bagley; Taya Summarell; Jasmine Summarell; Brittania Summarell; great-grandchildren: Deken, Ryder, Lincoln, Carter, Kaydence, and Evalene. Her brother and sister: Keith and Mary Wootton of Roosevelt; Gloria Porter of Aurora.

Karen will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.  Karen loved nothing more in this life than her Family and Friends.  She will be remembered mostly for her Love that she gave, as well as her patience, kindness, honesty, beauty, storytelling, intuition, date remembrance, mischievous giggle, beautiful smile, daintiness, singing, yodeling, love of babies, selflessness, and caregiving.  She loved the outdoors, visiting, reading, ghost stories, bowling, and we can never forget the Park City Ladies Luncheon.  Karen was stunningly beautiful and so humble she didn’t realize it.  Karen was a member of the LDS Church.

A viewing will be held Friday, April 7, 2017, at the Salina Stake Center, 98 W. 400 North in Salina, Utah from 6-8 p.m.  Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Cedarview Cemetary in Cedarview, Utah at 1:00 p.m.

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

Online guestbook at www.springerturner.com


Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Lloyd Van Ewles

1945 – 2017

Lloyd Van Ewles, 71 beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed away March 13, 2017 at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, Utah.  He was born August 27, 1945 in Salina, Utah to William Blaine and Ruth A. Sorenson Ewles.  He was the youngest of 5 children.

Lloyd grew up in Salina and attended North Sevier High School with the class of 1964.  He moved to California as a teenager to work for his older brother, John, in his construction business.  He worked for over 40 years as a heavy equipment operator for Tri State Ewles Materials.  While living in California he met Linda Hunter.  They married on June 26, 1965 in La Mirada, California.  They became parents of an only daughter, Laura Jean, who they dearly cherished.  They divorced in 1989.

Lloyd was blessed with an extra family when he met his lifelong partner; Alice Sorenson.   Alice and her family became an important part of his life and he enjoyed time spent with them.  Lloyd and Alice made their home in Beaver Dam, Arizona and enjoyed 27 years together.  She preceded him in death on October 5, 2012.

Lloyd was an expert mechanic and heavy equipment operator.  He loved hunting and fishing and spending time in the mountains.  He always looked forward to the deer hunt and the time spent with his brothers and family at the deer camp in Gooseberry.  He and his brothers had a close bond.  His enjoyed watching Nascar and even raced stock cars for many years as a young man in California.   He was a member of the LDS Church.  Lloyd’s greatest accomplishment was staying sober the past 16 years.

Lloyd’s greatest love was spending time with his daughter and grandchildren.  He loved them all and would do anything for them.  He especially enjoyed watching his two little great grandsons grow.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents; long-time companion, Alice Sorenson; his oldest sister, Beverly Ewles Turner; his brother-in- law, Ronald Turner; grandson-in-law, Ricky Isidro; two nephews, Kurt and Kasey Ewles; and two step children, Tammy Sorensen Seely and Jeff Sorensen.

Lloyd leaves behind his daughter Laura Jean (Fred) Veater; grandchildren, Jessica Isidro, McKinnin (Britnee) Lloyd, Kasey Lloyd; great grandchildren, Ricky and Anthony Isidro; brothers and sister, John (Lola) Ewles, Carol Woolsey, and Courtney (Sherrie) Ewles.  Fred’s children, Brandina Glenn, Denver (Kandice) Veater, DelainyaVeater and ValeeshaVeater.  Also, Alice’s children and grandchildren Kathy Sorensen, Amy Williams, Crissy Williams, Trent Seely, Troy Sevy and Shane Sevy; his girlfriend Jeannie Beacham; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday March 18, 2017 at 12 noon in the Salina, Utah Stake Center, 98 West 400 North, Salina, Utah, where friends may call Saturday morning prior to the funeral from 10:30 – 11:30.

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

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com




Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Beth Barker



Salina, Utah – Beth LaRene Barker returned to our Heavenly father on Sunday, March 12, 2017 in Centerfield, Utah,  after a long battle with several chronic illnesses. On this day she was reunited with her loved ones who preceded her in death,  her husband Harold Barker, her parents, Keogh and Vontess Jensen, her son Gary Jensen, her great grandson Carter Lynn Shelley, her nephew Karl Jensen, her brother Lynn Jensen, her sisters: Phyliss Thiessens, Elaine Kesler, and Velma Oviatt.


Beth was born May 4, 1932 in Axtell, UT to Keogh and Rebecca Vontess Hales Jensen.  She married Harold Barker on December 5, 1959 in Elko, Nevada. She was later sealed to her husband  and children for time and eternity on December 19, 1972 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  Beth was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend and she will be truly missed by all who knew her. Harold preceded her in death on August 24, 2000.


Beth is survived by her children: Neal (Connie) Jensen of Santaquin, Lola Jensen of Redmond, Becky (Kent) Olsen, Vonnie (Jim) Casto, all of Salina, Brian (Ruth) Barker of Salt Lake City; 20 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren;  her siblings Ellen Kay (Powell) Johnson of Redmond, John Lee (Luane) Jensen of South Jordan, Paul (Linda) Jensen of Herriman, Allen (Louise) Jensen of Redmond, Steve (Lorilee) Jensen of Richfield, her numerous nieces and nephews and all of her extended family.


Graveside services will be held on Saturday March 25, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in the Redmond Cemetery, Redmond, Utah. All are welcome to come and pay their last respects to this wonderful lady who brought life, light and love into the lives of everyone she met.


Funeral Directors: Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.


Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Obituary Notice

Jennie Lynn Stilson


Jennie Lynn Christiansen Stilson passed away peacefully at her home on March 8, 2017 with her family and loved ones surrounding her after a brief, struggle with cancer.  She was born on October 25, 1954 in Mayfield, Utah to Harold McNeil and Ruth Beck Christiansen.

In her early years, she enjoyed spending time doing anything with family and friends.  She loved outdoor activities and sporting events and anything else her children were involved in.  Jennie loved learning and graduated from Snow College.  She shared this love of learning with her children and those around her.  She was a veracious reader and even spent time as a school librarian.

Jennie was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  She served in many church callings and capacities over the years and enjoyed sharing her testimony with those around her.  Her greatest calling and joy in life was motherhood.

She married Blaine Stilson on June 30, 1973 in the Manti, Utah LDS Temple where they were sealed for time and eternity.  Jennie is survived by her husband Blaine, her four children; Jason and Mindy Stilson of St. George, Brandon and Shanna Stilson of Santaquin, Chelsie and Sean Wasden of Nampa, Idaho, and Shan and Haleigh Stilson of St. George; her mother Ruth Beck Christiansen of Mayfield, Utah, and 19 grandchildren.  She is also survived by her two brothers and sister; Karl Christiansen, Randy Christiansen and Lana Hogan.

She is preceded in death by her father Harold Christiansen and brothers, Mark and Howard Christiansen.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the LDS Morningside Stake Center, 879 S. River Rd. in St. George, Utah.   A viewing will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Spilsbury Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m., and again on Saturday, March 11, 2017 proceeding the funeral at the LDS Morningside Stake Center from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.  Interment will be at the St. George Cemetery under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign Jennie’s online guestbook at www.spilsburymortuary.com.


Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Paul Caldwell

Gunnison, Utah

Paul Anthony Caldwell, 84, passed away March 7, 2017, in Gunnison. He was born May 17, 1932, to LeRoy Caldwell and Dorothy Marie Nielsen Caldwell in Centerfield, Utah. He married Gerda Anderson on November 24, l956 in Centerfield. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple.

Paul was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He graduated from Gunnison High School, attended Snow College and BYU for a short time, then proudly served his country in the United States Army.

Our family mourns the loss of this generous and kind man. Paul was a gentle man with a great sense of humor. He was loving, quiet, reserved and loyal to his family. Paul’s two fundamental devotions in life were family and work. He worked hard to provide and care for them. He had a strong work ethic and through example instilled that ethic into his children. He excelled musically and enjoyed playing the trombone in the band, “All That Jazz”, directed by Dr. Jan Christensen, and included his children Kay C. (on drums) and Angela Marie (on saxophone). Paul had a successful driving career with W. S. Hatch Co., in Woods Cross, Utah; Jack B. Kelly, Amarillo, Texas; and Barney Trucking, Salina, Utah. He was awarded Utah Driver of the Year, by the Utah Motor Transport Association in l994. Also, Short-Line Driver of the Year by the Utah Safety Council. Our loving husband, father and grandfather will be greatly missed.

Paul leaves behind his loving wife of 60 years, Gerda; daughter,
Angela Marie Tomkins; son, Kay C. (Kim) Caldwell; neice, Janette Hoggan Eatchel; 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Rhea (Terrel) Nelson; brother, Morris Caldwell. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Wallace (Doris) Caldwell; sister, Viva (Jay) Jenson; infant brother, Will LeRoy Caldwell.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Centerfield Ward Chapel, 210 South Main. Friends may call at the ward chapel in Centerfield Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Monday from 9:30 – 10:30 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 www.maglebymortuary.com

The family would like to express their thanks to the Gunnison Valley Hospital, physicians, nurses and therapists for the kindness shown to our husband and father during his final days.

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017


Our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend Carol Torgerson Charlesworth, age 69, died peacefully in her sleep.  She battled COPD gracefully for the past 10 years.  Carol was born July 21, 1947 in Richfield, Utah.  The youngest daughter of Arthur Henry Torgerson and Alice Luella Knighton Torgerson.


Her growing up years were spent in Bicknell, Utah. She graduated from Wayne High School Class of 1965.  After graduation Carol moved to Richfield to be with her sister Lael.  They were two peas in a pod.  Wherever Lael was, Carol was usually with her even after they both married and had families of their own they made sure they got together at least every Wednesday for a day at the salon, lunch and shopping at their favorite store, Deseret Industries.  Carol was the queen of a bargain.  She always walked out of there with the best treasures.  She loved shopping and fashion.  Carol was always dressed like a million dollars.  She never went anywhere without making sure she was dressed up.


Carol was a woman of many talents.  She could fix anything and had a remedy for everything.  She was very active and loved to get out and do things.  She loved the great outdoor and loved fishing.


In Carols younger years she served as a waitress  before becoming a telephone operator .  She really enjoyed that job and made lifelong friends.  She made lots of friends where ever she went and she loved every single one of them.  They all brought her so much joy.


She went on to marry Wesley Kent Charlesworth February 17, 1968 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  They later divorced.  Together they share a son Gordon Scott Charlesworth.  He was Carols whole world.


Later married Claude J.B. Keller, Jr.  August 31, 1984 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He passed in 1988.


Carol was an outgoing fun loving soul.  Her grace and beauty shined through to those who knew her.  She was very much involved in the lives of those she treasured.  She loved children and many of them adopted her as their extra grandma.  She was always so excited for their accomplishments and made sure that they knew it.  Carol went above and beyond for anyone that was in need.  She never had much but what she did have, she worked hard for.


Carol was blessed with an extra family when she met her lifelong partner and best friend, Randall Johnson.  He and his children and grandchildren where so valuable to her life.  She loved them all so much.  Randall and Carol took such great care of each other throughout their 28 years together.


She will be greatly missed by those whose lives she touched.


She is survived by her partner and best friend, Randall Johnson, of Salina; Son, Gordon Scott (Nicole) Charlesworth, of Layton; Grandchildren: Madi Charlesworth and Gregory Charlesworth, of Layton; Brothers:  Larry (Libby) Torgerson, of Bicknell, and Phil Torgerson,  of Lyman.


Carol is preceded in death by her parents.  Husband, Claude Keller; Sisters, Lael Torgerson Hales, Myra Torgerson Gish; Brother Charles Arthur “Tuna” Torgerson.


Graveside services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday March 11, 2017 in the Bicknell City Cemetery. Friends may call for viewing on Friday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Springer Turner Funeral Home, 260 North 400 West in Richfield.


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


Online guestbook at www.springerturner.com


Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

                      Joseph J. Deaton

1927 – 2017


Salina, Utah – I’m Joseph John Deaton.  After much resistance and hesitation, I decided to return to my Heavenly Father on February 24, 2017 because after 90 years, things just wear out.

I was born on January 18, 1927 to John and Jennette (Harding) Deaton in Salina, Utah.  I had two older sisters, Wilmoth Nielson and Vivian Mecham who left before me.  My younger sister, Leween Allred still lives in Salina.

We grew up in a home one mile south of Salina.  After I graduated from North Sevier High School I joined the Army reaching the rank of Sergeant and served in Korea.  Upon returning home, I caught the eye of my now beautiful wife, Doris Elaine Olsen, she lived in Axtell.  We were married on June 8, 1951.  I worked construction for the State Road  as a shovel operator until 1960 at which time we purchased  the Day and Nite Cafe and operated it together for 36 ½ years and closed the doors in 1997.

We have two sons, Ricky J. Deaton, he married Carol Ludlow (from Nephi).  They have a son Tanner John who married Lauren (Gray) and a daughter RiKelle who married Cody Montgomery.  Our other son Jerry Lee Deaton married Leisa Mason (from Aurora). They have a son Dustin who married Jessamyn (Hopper), a daughter Ashley who married Tyler Okerlund and a son Brandt who married Becky (LeeMaster).  Between my five grandchildren, I have fourteen great grandchildren.  On July 29, 2006, I took my lovely wife to the Manti Temple to be sealed as an eternal family.  Now I return to my heavenly home.

You may meet my family at my viewing on Tuesday February 28th from 6:00-8:00 and Wednesday from 9:30-10:30 at Springer Turner Funeral Home in Salina.  My funeral services will be held at 11:00 at the Salina Creek LDS Ward Chapel at 87 South 100 East, in Salina, on Wednesday March 1, 2017 with the interment at the Salina East Side Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Salina American Legion Post #36 and the Utah Honor Guard.

Until we meet again, thank you for your kindness and friendship.

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Neal R. Jensen

1949 – 2017

Redmond, Utah – Neal Richard Jensen, age 68, of Redmond, died February 24, 2017 at his home.

Neal was born January 15, 1949 in Salina, Utah, a son of George Therral and Donna Lee Hendricks Jensen. The majority of his childhood was spent with his brother James and sister Ann in the suburbs of Salt Lake City where his love of cars quickly took root. By the time he was a teenager, he was firmly entrenched in the automotive culture and was frequently seen cruising the neighborhood in his 1956 Ford Victoria, a car that his future wife would affectionately refer to as the “Stinkbug”. In 1969, a few years after the passing of his father, he was drafted into the 4th Infantry of the United States Army and deployed to active service in Vietnam. He served for 10 months on the front lines before being honorably discharged. After his military service, he returned to Salt Lake City and married his childhood sweetheart, Rese’ Marie Snyder, on September 10, 1973.
Neal was employed by Wheeler Machinery in Salt Lake City as a diesel mechanic.  In 1978, shortly after the birth of his son, Adam, the new family relocated to Redmond, Utah, to continue his employment at Wheeler Machinery in Salina.  in 1979, not long after their arrival in Sevier County, their daughter April was born.  In early 2004, his wife, Rese’ was diagnosed with cancer and passed away later that year.  Despite the heartbreak from losing his best friend, his children and grandchildren were with him as he spent the remaining years of his life continuing to do what he enjoyed the most.

Neal was an avid auto collector and repairman.  He was especially interested in old Chrysler hemi engines and British cars, primarily Mimi cars, and had collected several throughout the years.  He was also a dedicated Formula 1 race fan and would never miss a chance to cheer on Team Ferrari.

Neal was a very outspoken atheist and a strong supporter of free and critical thought.  He was also a dedicated defender of science and spent a large portion of his free time reading and learning about scientific and historical subjects.

His greatest enjoyment came from spending time with his grandchildren.  He was visited regularly at his home, and all of the kids always wanted to spend as much time as they could with their Papa.

He is survived by his son, Adam (Alex) Jensen of Salt Lake City; daughter April (Justus) Norcross of Redmond; sister, Ann Jensen Dobbs of Salina; brother, James (Teresa) Jensen of Grantsville; grandchildren: Cydnee, Porscha, Courtnee, Hayes and Lennox.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 31 years, Rese’ Marie Jensen; his father, George Therral Jensen and mother, Donna Lee Jensen.

Neal had enormous impact on the lives of everyone he met, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” Carl Sagan

Grave side services will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 12 Noon in the Redmond City Cemetery.  Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Salina, Friday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Saturday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 prior to the services.

Burial with military honors accorded by the Redmond American Legion Post #118 and the Utah Honor Guard will be in the Redmond City Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com