Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

BradleyTJohnsonBradley Thomas Johnson

1935 – 2016

Aurora, Utah – Former State Legislator, Bishop and beloved husband, father and grandfather, Bradley Thomas Johnson, age 81, passed away May 13, 2016 at his home in Aurora.

He was born April 10, 1935, a son of Thomas Floyd and Gladys Ogden Johnson in Richfield, Utah.  He was the oldest of four boys.  He graduated from North Sevier High School, Class of 1953.  He married Gayle Jackson, June 8, 1953 in the Manti LDS Temple.

Brad was a cattle rancher and had a great love for the business he started with his father, uncle, brother and cousins, Johnson Livestock Company.  He also later built and founded Johnson Feedlot.  He was involved in civic affairs and served as a State Representative in the Utah House of Representatives for 16 years, where he accomplished many great things for rural Utah.   He was past President of the Utah Cattlemen’s Association and served on the Aurora City Council for 8 years.  Brad was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a Bishop, Bishop’s Counselor, High Councilman, Ordinance worker in the Manti LDS Temple and as a missionary at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City.

Brad is survived by his wife of 62 years, Gayle of Aurora; his four children: Scott and Carol Lee Johnson, Kent and Kristine Mickelsen, Clint and Tina Johnson, all of Aurora; Paul and Jodi Merrell of Pleasant Grove; with 16 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by his three brothers: Stuart Floyd Johnson of Aurora; Jeffery O. Johnson of Salt Lake City; and Paul Randy Johnson of San Diego, California.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. in the Aurora 2nd LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Friday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Saturday morning from 9:00 to 10:30 prior to the services.

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

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

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Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Anderson, Amber obitAmber Wilson Anderson

 

Funeral services for Amber Wilson Anderson: A viewing will be held Friday, May 13, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, UT. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 11:00 am at the ward church building, 807 W. Capilla Dr., Washington, UT. A viewing also will be held one hour prior to services.

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

SOCIETY OBIT McDonald cmyk 2Bruce McDonald

Salina, Utah

Robert Bruce McDonald, 85, of Salina passed away May 4, 2016 at his home surrounded by family. He was born June 19, 1930 in Salina to Norman Clarence and Eydthe Lenore Bell McDonald. He married Thelma Carol Miller July 13, 1950 in Richfield. She preceded him in death January 17, 2005.

Bruce loved horses and enjoyed being in the mountains, rodeos and being with friends and family. He often held barbeques with family and friends. Bruce was a lineman for Utah Power and Light for over 17 years and 11 years with Provo City Power. After retirement Bruce and Carol enjoyed going to Ajo, Arizona and Fishlake. He loved his children, grandchildren and Great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his children: Marcia (Robert) Herman, Lehi; Janet (Dick) Gates, Salina; and Gerald McDonald, Salina; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Rollo D. McDonald, Salina; sister, Dolores V. Evensen, Los Gatos, California.

He is also preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carol; grandson, Bruce Richardson; great-grandson, Alan Robert Herman; brother, Norman Charles McDonald.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 12:00 Noon in the Salina Stake Center, 98 West 400 North, where friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Aurora Cemetery with military rites by the Salina American Legion Post #36. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com

 

 

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Despain.MargieMargie Despain

Axtell, Utah

Margie Hazel Dennison Despain, 79, passed away at her home in Axtell, UT on April 27, 2016, with her loving family surrounding her.

She was born July 27, 1936 in Mayfield, UT to Clarence William and Hazel Hansen Dennison. She married Darrell Lorus Despain, September 25, 1953 in the Manti Temple. He preceded her in death on July 29, 2014.

Margie was an active member of The Daughter’s of the Utah Pioneers and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she enjoyed her involvement in Relief Society. She loved going out with her golden girl friends.

She is survived by children: Valarie (Burke) Black, Centerfield; Sherrie Memmott, Aurora; Kim (Carma) Despain, Henderson, NV; Kent (Mary) Despain, Centerfield; Clayton (Vickie) Despain, Gunnison; 20 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Nyla (Larry) Wachter, Saratoga Springs; sister-in-law, Velva Dennison, Sandy. Also preceding her in death are her parents; brothers: Myron Dennison and Deon Dennison; grandson, Jared Despain.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 12:00 Noon in the Axtell LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call on Monday, May 2, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. or on Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Mayfield Cemetery. Funeral Directors, Magleby Mortuary: Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guest book www.maglebymortuary.com

 

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

SOCIETY OBIT

Sharlene Joyce Colton

1934 – 2016

Salina , Utah – Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on April 20, 2016.

Sharlene had a smile for everyone and kind words to say, she had a heart the size of Montana.  She cared for everyone and everything, as most of you know she was the town cat lady. Never an animal would starve or suffer as long as she was around.   She was a wonderful person and loving mother who taught us to be decent and kind, and for that we will be forever grateful.

In her later days she was in need of help and support, and as it is said you get by with a little help from your friends.  Luckily for my brother and I living so far away, my mom had many friends to help her out and an amazing support system.  From her friends, Willie Lou, and Gerda Bodly, Lilly Rosenburg, Karen and Jim Black. To the many neighbors, Heidi and Robert Byrd and their children, Dave Boyce, Dan and Becky Eckert, all of whom jumped in at a moments notice to help mom and her husband Earl.  You all have all gone above and beyond, and your acts of kindness will never be forgotten.

There were so many people that offered their help, Debbie Jacobson, who came into wash momma’s hair and hold her hand. Janice Olson who cleaned her house and listened to her cat stories.  Jan and Shelley and the entire staff at Barretts Grocery who delivered groceries, sometimes numerous times a day when mom would forget something or run out of Cheerios. Frankie who delivered the meals on wheels and always had a smile and a kind word for mom.  Mom considered all of you to be her friends.

The folks at Zions Home Health, Kathy Jacques, Cheyene, and Lacey.  Because of Kathy Jacques caring, the last few months of my mother’s life were handled in the best way possible, the gratitude we have for you cannot be measured.  Dr. Charlie at North Seiver Clinic who is so patient and caring.  The Staff at The Beehive home, Rebecca, Melinda, and all the lovely girls that mom called ma’am.   In this world today it is not often you see a town that takes such good care of its own people.  From the bottom of our hearts, thank you all so very much.

Sharlene was born July 26, 1934, daughter of Ernie Olson and Arlie Strout.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving  daughter, Joyce Watts, her brothers, Bobby Strout, and Jack Patterson, her step mother, Thelma Olson, Step father Robert Strout, and her granddaughter Angelena.

She is survived by her husband, Earl Colton, her son Paul Petrarca , and his wife Kimberly, her  daughter Valerie and her husband John,.  Her step children : Sherie and John Brown,  Alice and Dennis Congrove, Julie and Mike Webster, Melody and Tom Sundloff.

Grand children, Jon-Paul, Nicholas, Michal Gabrielle, Jason, Dylan, Brooke, Alexxandra, Sarah, Cody, Travis, Shanie, Jenny, DJ, Angelena, Matthew, Kristina, Lisa, Nathan, Chelsea and 35 great grandchildren.

Also survived by her brothers, Steven Olson, Neil and Carol, Olson, Dee, Daren, Ricky, her sisters Kay Olson and Karen and Scott Ogden.

Sharlene will be laid to rest in Arkansas surrounded by family.

If you would like to pay tribute to Sharlene you can do this by showing an animal kindness.  Feed a stray, or just take the time to admire a hummingbird.  Sharlene would love this as an act of remembrance for her.

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Spencer.DolphDolph Spencer

Redmond, UT

Dolph Spencer, 92, of Redmond, UT passed away on April 14, 2016 at his home. He was born on November 18, 1923 in Redmond to Earl and Clara Nelson Spencer.

Dolph lived his whole life in Redmond and graduated from North Sevier High School. He married Joyce Mellor on February 11, 1950 and was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. He enjoyed fishing, traveling and spending time with his family. He owned and operated his own trucking company, farmed and later retired as a custodian for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of which he was an active member.

He is survived by his son, Randy Spencer, Provo, UT; and daughter, Michele (Mark) Ogden, Springville, UT; siblings, Doris (Jay) Christensen, Aurora, UT; Blaine (Betty) Spencer, St. George; and in-laws: LuDean Jensen, Clearfield, UT; Rubecca Koning, Salt Lake City, UT. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Redmond Ward Chapel. Friends may call prior to services at the church from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Redmond Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

TuckerSorensenTucker Dean Sorensen

“Flash”

Salina, Utah – April 12, 2016 our Little Buddy returned to his Father in Heaven as the Super Hero he always wanted to be, in a “FLASH”.

He was born September 17, 2009 in Gunnison, Utah, a son of Kirby Arlon and Tawnie Lee Mortensen Sorensen.

Tucker’s personality was one of a kind.  He always had a smile on his face and something up his sleeve.  He was the kind of person that most people spend a lifetime trying to become…kind, happy, positive, loving, selfless and forgiving. This all came natural to him, he didn’t need a long lifetime to learn these things.  He was a teacher of these attributes to all he came in contact with.  He looked up to superheroes but he had greater powers than any comic book hero: love, kindness and gratitude.

Tucker was attending Kindergarten at Salina Elementary School.  Spending time outside , with his family and friends, was something Tucker looked forward to each day.

Tucker is survived by his Dad: Kirby, Mom: Tawnie (Steve King) all of Salina; sisters: Avery, Halie and Lexi, all of Salina; brothers: Kason and Kaler both of Tremonton; grandparents: Sylvia Mortensen of South Jordan; Trudy Sorensen of Salina; Ted (Linda) Sorensen of Moab; great-grandma: Wilmoth Nielson of Salina; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his Grandpa Fred Mortensen, Aunt Tobie Mortensen and Great Grandpa Arlon Nielson.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 12 Noon in the Salina LDS Stake Center, 98 West 400 North is Salina, where friends may call for viewing Monday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Tuesday morning from 10:00 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.

One ling guest book at: www.springerturner.com

 

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

MarlinSorensenJr.Marlin Sorensen Jr.

1033 – 2016

Richfield, Utah – Our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, Marlin Sorensen Jr. age 82, passed away April 11, 2016 in St. George, Utah.  He was born July 3, 1933 in Salina, a son of Marlin J. and Nelda Fern Zufelt Sorensen.

He graduated from North Sevier High School, Class of 1951.  He then attended Utah State College and then received his Masters Degree in Accounting from BYU.  He served his country in the United States Air Force.  Marlin was an active member of the LDS Church, serving in many different positions throughout his life.

He was a member of the Salina Jaycees, the State of Utah Jaycees and the National Jaycees.

He loved to travel, loved golfing and spending time with his grandkids.
He is survived by his children: Jared and April Sorensen of Reno, Nevada; Natalie and Glen Lewis of Aurora; Eric Lucas Sorensen of Burlingame, California; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Gwen and Rae Noyes of Salina; Jeanette and Lee Malmgren of Gunnison.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marlin and Nelda Sorensen; and a brother Barry D. Sorensen.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 15, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. in the Springer Turner Funeral Home Chapel in Richfield, where friends may call for viewing Friday afternoon from 12:30 to 1:30 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.

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

 

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

ClydeKramme

Clyde Kramme

1963 – 2016

Redmond, Utah – Clyde Eugene Kramme, age 53, of Redmond, passed away April 11, 2016 at his home in Redmond.  He was born March 17, 1963 in Waco, Texas, a son of Eugene Paul and Joyce Aloa Perman Kramme.

He graduated from Glenham High School, Glenham, South Dakota, Class of 1982.  He married Colette Orchard, May 7, 1985 in Carson City, Nevada.  Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple January 7, 1998.

Clyde served his country for 30 years in the Military.

He was an active member of the LDS Church, where he served with an unwavering testimony.

Clyde loved to be in the services of his “fellow man”.  If he wasn’t helping others by trying to make their day easier in whatever way he could, he was not himself.

For whatever reason your life was cut short, I love you with all of my heart and miss you deeply, Clyde.

He is survived by his loving wife, Colette, of Redmond; his mother, Joyce Kramme-Hamilton of Nampa, Idaho; a brother, Anthony Kramme of Rim Rock, Arizona; and his father-in-law: William Gary Orchard of St. George.

He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Kramme.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 18, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. in the Redmond 1st LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Monday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 prior to the services.

Burial with military honors accorded by the Redmond American Legion Post #118 and the United States Marine Corp Honor Guard 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, April 13th, 2016

MichaelWPetersonMichael Peterson

1984 – 2016

Richfield, Utah – Our beloved husband, father and son, Michael William Peterson, age 31, of Richfield, died April 6, 2016 in Richfield.

He was born April 29, 1984 in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of William Gary “Bill” and Lora Lee Jensen Peterson.  He graduated from Richfield High School, Class of 2002 and then attended Westminster College in Salt Lake City.

He married the love of his life, Natalie Mellor, November 11, 2006 in Fayette, Utah.  To this union were born two wonderful sons: Sam and Liam.

Michael was happiest when he was working with his Dad at Peterson Plumbing in Richfield.  He loved animals, his five cats were very much part of his family.  He loved playing Nintendo with his boys.

When he was riding dirt bikes and jumping the Razor, you could see the light in his eyes and knew he was having a great time.

Michael is survived by his wife, Natalie, their two sons, Sam and Liam, his parents, Bill and Lora Lee Peterson, all of Richfield; his mother-in-law: Lynette Mellor of Fayette; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, brother and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law: Kelly Mellor, and his grandparents.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 12 Noon in the Richfield 4th LDS Ward Chapel, 159 North 400 West in Richfield.  Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Richfield, Monday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or at the ward chapel Tuesday morning from 10:00 to 11:30 prior to the services.

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

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com