Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

McKay Mack Mickelsen

1933 – 2017

Salina, Utah – McKay Mickelsen, wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, brother and good friend to all, age 84, returned to his Heavenly Father on November 8, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Salina.  He was born September 3, 1933 in Salina, to Fred and Bernice Rasmussen Mickelsen.

McKay or Mack as he was known by his closest friends and co-workers went to school in Salina and graduated from North Sevier High School and then attended BYU  in Provo.  He married the love of his life, Shirley Ann Shaw, December 18, 1952 in the Manti LDS Temple.  They were blessed with six children.

McKay was called into the army in 1953, only five months after his marriage and  he served his country in  California and Baumholder, Germany until 1955.  After his return, he and Shirley lived in Orem for 18 years where he managed service stations.  They then returned to Salina where he worked construction for 30 plus years.  He also worked at the coal mine for a few years.

McKay was well known as a Top Notch Mechanic.  He was also known for having the best garden and most beautiful yard in town.

Dad enjoyed anything outdoors including hunting, fishing and camping, but most of all he loved being with his family.

McKay served in various church callings in the LDS Church.  The one he enjoyed the most was serving a mission with his wife at the Sigurd Cannery.

McKay is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Shirley, of Salina; children: Dennis and Leslie Mickelsen of Beaver; Kent and Kris Mickelsen of Aurora; James (deceased) and Analee Mickelsen of Riverton; Linda and Bart Kiesel of Salina; Cindy and Scott Larsen of Nephi, Fred and Donna Mickelsen of Aurora; 41 grandchildren; 81 great-grandchildren with 2 on the way; and 3 great-great-grandchildren; a brother: Vaun and Mary Kay Mickelsen of Manti; sister-in-law: Colleen Mickelsen of Morgan.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a son, James L. Mickelsen; a great-granddaughter, Sarah Rose Kiesel; sister: LaPreal and brother-in-law, Dick Cary; brother: Lynn Mickelsen; sister-in-law: Ruth Mickelsen.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Gunnison Hospital and Gunnison Hospice.  Words cannot express our appreciation for the care and compassion shown to McKay and our family.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 12:00 Noon in the Salina LDS Stake Center, where friends may call for viewing 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 Salina American Legion Post #36 and the Utah Honor Guard 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, November 9th, 2017

Weldon D Johnson

1928 – 2017

Axtell, Utah – Weldon Daniel Johnson, 89, passed away quietly with his family by his side on November 1, 2017. He was born in Fountain Green, Utah June 30, 1928, to Orville Glen and Hazel Lucile Daniels Johnson. Weldon started farming at a young age. He bought his first tractor at age 14.

He met and married his bride, VerDell Nielsen February 17, 1948 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were blessed with 9 children. VerDell died July 18, 2011.

Weldon later owned his own trucking business hauling livestock. Along with thousands of driven miles across the US came a humorous story. He will be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor, with attention to detail in the many jokes he shared with family and friends.

He is survived by his children: Diane Chevrier of St. George, Nadine (Randy) Ehardt of Las Vegas, Nevada, Claudia (Blaine) Nielson of Axtell, Sherrie Johnson of St. George, Tonya (Robert) Busker of Orem, Jana Shields of St. George, Layne (Kim) Johnson of Hurricane, 21 grandchildren, 32 great grandkids; 2 Brothers, Randall Johnson of Salina and David Johnson of Elmo; and 2 Sisters, Lily Barney and Shanna Cox, both of Washington State.

Weldon is preceded in death by his mother Hazel, father Orville, wife VerDell, son Gary Johnson and daughter Lynette McIntosh;  and 2 brothers: Glen Johnson and Marvin Johnson.

Funeral services will be held Monday, November 6, 2017 at 12:00 Noon in the Axtell LDS Ward Chapel where friends may call for viewing Monday morning from 10:00 to 11:30 prior to the services.

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

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

 

 

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Stella Jensen

Axtell, Utah

Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a friend to all and everyone was “Honey” to her, Stella Lee Anderson Frandsen Jensen, 89, passed away October 19, 2017 in Centerfield. She was born August 22,1928 in Ephraim to Lee Roy and Stella Catherine Jensen Anderson. She married James Sherrell Frandsen in 1947, later divorced. Married Jay L. Jensen, March 8, 1957 in Ephraim. He preceded her in death December 29, 2016.

She was a loving mother and homemaker. She was an active member of the LDS Church where she served in the Primary presidency for over 20 years and a visiting teacher for many years. She received the Axtell Pioneer Award. She worked for Utah County as a clerk. And at the Fireside Café in Ephraim. She was the Axtell Post Mistress for 13 years. She loved to sing with a group of her Axtell freinds, who her son nicknamed the “Axtell Swallows”.

She is survived by her children: Douglas (Teresa) Frandsen, San Antonio, TX; Randy (Sharon) Frandsen, Union City, CA: Catherine (Kendall) Bartholomew, Mayfield; Sally Mae (Trent) Nielsen, Salina; Charmaine Lewis, Redmond; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren with 3 on the way; sisters: Valine (Dick) Larsen, Sterling; Elaine Holman, SLC; Janet (Lewis) Garbe, Manti; Laura (Dave) Bradley, Sandy.

She is also preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Marc Frandsen; son-in-law, Mark Lewis; brother-in-law, Cornell Holman.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 23, 2017at 1:00 p.m. in the Axtell LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call at the ward chapel in Axtell Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. or on Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Centerfield Cemetery. Funeral Directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guest book www.maglebymortuary.com

 

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Mit Burgess

1976 – 2017

Salina, Utah – Franklin Militon “Mit” Burgess, Jr. age 41, died October 17, 2017 in Sturgis, South Dakota. He was born April 26, 1976 in St. George, Utah, a son of Franklin Milton Burgess Sr. and Patricia Ethel Leatherman Burgess.

He married Charity Dawn Fowler, August 23, 1996 in Duchesne, Utah.  They were later divorced.

Mit was a fun-loving, adventurous soul. He enjoyed anything to do with the outdoors-from camping and fishing to working in his garden. He liked going on horse rides, road trips, watching a good movie and spending time with his family and friends. He had a knack for fixing things and always had a project or two in the works. Mit had a contagious smile and made friends everywhere he went. It’s easy to see from those who miss him that his relationships ran long and deep. His greatest joy was his children and he lit up every chance he got to talk about them.

Mit is survived by his two children, Casen Makale Burgess of Cedar City and Shacey Danielle Burgess of Rapid City, South Dakota; his father and step-mother, Frank and Brandi Burgess of Redmond; brothers and sisters: Fawn Burgess, Donald and Desiree Burgess, Bonnie and Aaron Sorenson, all of Salina; Ben and Kylie Burgess of Aurora; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and close friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Burgess; his grandparents,
Rodney and Elizabeth Burgess, Donald and Faye Leatherman.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 23, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. in the Salina LDS Stake Center, 98 West 400 North in Salina, where friends may call for viewing Monday afternoon from 4:00 to 5:30 P.M. prior to the services.

Burial will be Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. in the Utahn Cemetery in Duchesne, Utah, under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Franklin (Mit) Burgess Memorial account that has been established at Wells Fargo Bank.

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

 

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Wendell Lund Payne

August 4, 1928 – October 12, 2017

 

 

Redmond, Utah – Our dear old dad left us on Thursday, October 12th at 11:45 PM.

 

Dad was born August 4th 1928 to Vernon and Selda Payne. He was the fourth of four children. He would tell his family stories about his Huck Finn childhood, breaking and riding horses, swimming and ice-skating on Redmond Lake, hunting deer up Willow Creek Canyon, and hunting pheasants on horseback near his beloved town of Redmond, Utah.

 

Dad served in the military shortly after World War II. When he returned home Dad met his beautiful and loving wife Betty Jo Sorenson at a dance at the Red Monto on Redmond Lake. They were later married February 18th 1950.

 

Mom and Dad raised six kids. His boys would jokingly say dad had four boys but his horse Henry was his favorite son because Henry was the only one that would listen to him. .  Dad always looked forward to the Fall so he could go hunting with his friends and family.  Dad picked up Golf at the age of 60 and golfed nearly every day he could. Mom and Dad loved to travel.  After their retirement they spent their winters in the Palm Springs area, and they went on multiple cruises. They loved British Columbia. He adored his grandkids and loved to bring them along on his adventures every chance he got. He was also a father figure to several other friends and extended family.

Dad was a veteran of the US Army, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and a descendant of Danish Pioneers. He was a member of the Teamsters union local 222. He spent most of his career as a construction supervisor. He was the Quintessential Cowboy, he was hard-edged, loud, unbending, and always right! He hunted, he fished, he traveled, he rode horses and he golfed. He was a great storyteller who remembered everyone’s name and stories from his home town of Redmond, Utah.

 

HE DID IT HIS WAY!

 

Wendell is survived by his wife, Betty Jo Sorensen Payne of Salt Lake City, Children: John & Denise Payne of Salt Lake City, Julie Hardy of Salt Lake City, Lisa & Tom Jensen of Salt Lake City, Glenn & Karen Payne of Redmond, Kendall & Kerrie Payne of Salt Lake City, and Dan & Kim Payne of Salt Lake City. Grandchildren; Jason & Brandy, Kelly, Joelle & James, Patrick & Carlie, Sunnie & Peter, Dax & Katie, Zak, Sarah, Rebecca, Jessica& David, Jake& Melissa, Nic, Ben, Alexandra, Denny, Cassie & Juan, Colton, Skyler, Jessie, Nikki and sixteen Great-Grandchildren.  His sister Venna Hale of Salt Lake City, sister in law Verna Payne of Salt Lake City, and Brother in law Ralph Horne of Orem.

 

Preceded in death by his parents, his brother Versal and his sister LaRae Horne

 

Graveside Services with military honors provided by the Utah Honor Guard and the Redmond American Legion Post #118 will be held at the Redmond Cemetery on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM.

 

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

 

Online guestbook at www.springerturner.com

 

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Joe Springer

1934 – 2017

 

Salina, Utah – Johannes Hardy “Joe” Springer, age 83, passed away October 13, 2017 in Provo, Utah.    He was born on March 10, 1934 to Johannes Dirk and Adeline Hardy Springer in Fort Benton, Montana.   Joe married Sharon Moss on October 30, 1959 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

 

Joe spent his early childhood on his grandfather’s ranch in Geraldine, Montana and loved to visit whenever he could.   He attended elementary school in Salt Lake City.  The family moved to Richfield, Utah in the 40’s and he graduated from Richfield High School with the class of 1953.   He continued his education at BYU, the U of U, and graduated from the School of Mortuary Science at UCLA.    He served an LDS Mission in the Netherlands.

 

Joe joined his father in the mortuary business in 1959 and owned and operated Springer Turner Funeral Home in Richfield and Salina until his death.   He was an active member of the Utah Funeral Directors Association where he served for many years on the board of directors, and as the President from 1991 to 1992.

 

Joe was heavily involved in his community of Salina, and the surrounding areas. He served many years as an EMT, and an EMT trainer. He helped start the first ambulance service that served the Salina area. He served on the Salina City Council, and he volunteered in many local organizations including the Jaycees, Lions Club and American Legion.    He also served in the Utah Air National Guard.   He was a member of the LDS Church where he served as a Bishop and many other callings in his local ward.  Joe loved people, and took any opportunity to serve and or socialize.

 

Joe loved spending time with his family.  He enjoyed being outdoors.   He liked hunting, fishing and 4-wheeling with his sons, and he had a special love for boating on Lake Powell.

 

Joe is survived by his wife Sharon Springer of Salina;  sons: Kelly (Ellen) Springer of Delta;  Gaylan (Kristen) Springer of Delta; Blake Springer of Salina;  His sister Claudia (Norris) Cook of Torrey;  11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Cherry Eastmond; daughters: Sheila Springer; Linda Jacobsen.

 

The Family would like to thank the Cardiac ICU at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center for the loving care of our father.  –  Especially Phil.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, on Wednesday October 18, 2017 at the Salina Stake Center at 98 West 400 North, Salina, Utah.   Friends may call for viewing at the stake center on Tuesday October 17 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM or on Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM prior to the service.

 

Burial with military honors provided by the Salina American Legion Post #36 are under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

 

Online guestbook at www.springerturner.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Philip C Davis

Salina, Utah

Philip Charles Davis, 79, of Salina, passed away October 5, 2017 in Centerfield after struggling for years with Alzheimers Disease and congestive heart failure. He was born August 3, 1938 in Salem, Utah to Ted and Eva Epperson Davis. He married Marilou Smith May 9, 1969 in Elko, Nevada.

Phil came from a large extended family who loved and supported each other in all they each did throughout their lives. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he was a welder on submarines and was stationed in San Diego. He worked as a lab tech for UDOT for many years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his brother Randy and brother-in-law, Kirk. Any trips to Lake Powell with his family were greatly anticipated and were highlights of the year.

Phil is survived by his loving wife, Marilou of Salina; daughters: Vickie (Shane) Moore, Sparks, NV; Julie (Adam) Ronan, Centerfield; grandchildren: Austin, Makaela, Travis, Kylee; great-granddaughter: Charlotte; siblings: David (Linda) Jackman, Jane (Glen) Hatch, Diana Jackman, Kathy (John) Jensen, Randy (Gloria) Jackman. He is preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Kaij; siblings: Bonnie, Betty, Gay.

Cremation services have taken place. The family is planning a memorial service later in the spring at a favorite place in the mountains. Funeral Directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guest book www.maglebymortuary.com

 

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Maurine H. Jensen

Salina, Utah

Maurine Harward Jensen, 65, passed away October 1, 2017 at her home in Salina. She was born February 16, 1952 in Gunnison, Utah to Clyde Henry and Iva Beth Tollstrup Harward.

She was a great sister, mom, grandma and friend. Maurine loved spending time with her grandkids. She worked many years in area cafe’s as a waitress making many new friends and acquaintances.

She is survived by children: Cameron (Caroline) Higgins, Kenley Higgins, Staci (Cody) Blonquist, Kendra (Jed) Edgel, Lindsay Jensen (Matt) Peterson; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter and expecting a great-grandson in November; siblings: Sheron (Sheree) Harward, Clark (Noreece) Harward, Denzil Harward; brother-in-law: Reid Sorensen She is preceded in death by her parents; sister: Jewel Sorensen.

Graveside services and interment will take place on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 12:00 Noon in the Gunnison City Cemetery. Funeral Directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online Guest book www.maglebymortuary.com

 

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Eric O. Christensen

1945 – 2017

Redmond, Utah – Our beloved brother, uncle, cousin and friend, Eric Owen Christensen, age 72, of Redmond, passed away September 26, 2017 in Centerfield, Utah.

He was born June 4, 1945 in Salina, Utah, a son of Owen Duane and Elva Lee Mickelsen Christensen.

He graduated from North Sevier High School, Class of 1963 and then he attended Snow College in Ephraim, where he graduated with a degree in Arts.  He served an LDS Mission to Hawaii and after his mission he went to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City where he graduated with a degree in Arts.

Eric was a member of the LDS Church.  He was a florist and had a flare for designing interesting and entertaining floral arrangements.  He lived and worked in Hawaii as a florist for 40 years, where he decorated many of the fancy hotels and catered many parties and dinners.  He was extremely talented in his floral designs and was very much in demand with his floral arrangements on the islands.  He returned to Sevier County shortly after the death of his father in 2002 and he worked at Anderson Floral and Garden Center in Richfield for 15 years, until he retired.   He enjoyed gardening, doing crafts and handiwork and designing floral arrangements.

He enjoyed camping and spending time with his brothers and their families.

Eric is survived by his brother, Ryan and Verlene Christensen of Santa Clara, Utah; sister-in-law: Sandra Dee Christensen of Redmond, Utah; numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Owen and Elva Christensen; and his brother, Dirk Duane Christensen.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in the Redmond Cemetery.  Friends may visit with the family at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Salina, Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 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.

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

 

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Gwenyth Crane

Salina, Utah

Gwenyth Jae Jensen Crane, 89 was called home September 9, 2017, gaining the heavenly blessings she so much deserved. She passed away in Salt Lake City surrounded by her family. Gwenyth was born July 24, 1928 to Orval Charles and Ethel Jolley Jensen in Provo, Utah. She grew up in Redmond, Utah with her two sisters and one brother. She attended BYU earning a bachelor degrees in elementary education and music.She married John Burton Crane “JB” on May 19, 1950 in the Manti Temple. They made their home in Salina, Utah where they raised three children. She taught for many years in both elementary and high school, instilling in her students the love of learning she always had.

Gwenyth was well known for her musical talents, sharing them with many vocal groups, church programs, weddings, funerals, and school functions. Not only was she a very accomplished pianist, she also played the accordion. She was a talented writer and shared book reports with many organizations. She loved serving in the Manti Temple and as a missionary at Cove Fort, but her greatest joy was her family. Her favorite times were spent with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Gwenyth is survived by her daughters: Johneen (Larry) Anderson and Shelley (Rick) Pingree; 13 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way; sister, Sheree (Sheron) Harward; and brother, Farrell (Valleen) Jensen.

Preceded in death by her husband; son, Kurt Crane; sister and brother-in-law, RueLeen and Fred Sheppard; 2 nieces and 1 nephew.

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to At Home Hospice of Salina and The Lodge Hospice in Salt Lake for their compassionate care of out sweet mother. A special thank you to her sister, Sheree, who was always there to help her with anything she needed.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Salina LDS Stake Center, 98 West 400 North Salina, Utah. Friends may call at the stake center in Salina Friday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. or Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Salina Eastside Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com