Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

SOCIETY OBIT RobShepherd c myk2Rob Shepherd

1969 – 2016

Toquerville/Salina, Utah – Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, Robert Thomas Shepherd, age 47, passed away March 16, 2016 in Bountiful, Utah.  He was born march 12, 1969 in Richfield, Utah, a son of William Thomas and Paulette Bastian Shepherd.  He graduated from North Sevier High School, Class of 1987 and then attended the Trade Tech going out in auto body.

He married Tammy M. Moon, September 4, 1993 in Salina.

Rob served in the Army National Guard for 6 years.  He was helping to rebuild the military base in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina.

He was a member of the LDS Church, where he was active in the Scouting Program and served as a Scout Leader.  He would always cut wood for the disabled and elderly member of his ward and community.

Rob loved the outdoors.  He loved hunting, camping, fishing, snow skiing, rappelling, hiking, Dutch Oven Cooking, riding motorcycle and water skiing.  He was also a wonderful carpenter and he could fix or build anything.   He loved the campfire and loved helping others and teaching people the trades that he mastered.   Rob will be missed.

He is survived by his wife, Tammy, of Toquerville; children: Tawny Moon of St. George; Kenan Below of Toquerville; three grandchildren: Thomas Lafayette, Gracie Below and Billy Bob Below; his mother: Paulette Denham of Marana, Arizona; brothers: Bret and Jenny Shepherd of Gilbert, Arizona; Justus and Jill Keller of Buckeye, Arizona; brother-in-law: Rob Moon of LaVerkin; nieces and nephew: Ashley Shaiden Moon, Talon Moon, Lexi Shepherd, Ashlyn Keller and Briley Keller.

He is preceded in death by his father, Thomas Shepherd; grandparents: Myrt Martin, Genave Bastian, Paul Bastian and Ted Shepherd.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. on the Shaw Family Farm in Salina. Grave side services with military honor accorded by the Salina American Legion Post #36 and the Utah Honor Guard will be held immediately following the services at the Salina Pioneer Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Thursday, March 17th, 2016



Kirk Anderson

Redmond, Utah

Kirk Weston Anderson, 90, passed away February 29, 2016 at his home in Redmond surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 22, 1925 in Redmond to Oluf Christian and Ferneth Sophia Nelson Anderson. He married Laura Fay Johnson, October 27, 1944 in Salt Lake. The marriage was solemnized March 19, 1963 in the Manti Temple. She preceded him in death April 22, 2010.

He worked 40 years for Georgia Pacific as a mechanic. He loved camping, hunting, fishing, and horse-back riding. Family always came first with Dad.

He is survived by children: Janice Mickelsen, Redmond; Don Anderson, Redmond; daughter-in-law, Debbie Anderson, St. George; 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Miles (Donna) Anderson, Redmond.

Also preceded in death by parents; sons: Lynn Kirk Anderson and an infant son; son-in-law Steven Mickelsen; siblings: Dee May Anderson, Kennard (Glade) Anderson; in-laws: Allen Johnson, Marie (Odell) Jensen, Lucille (Niel) Buchanan, Bert (Jerry) Johnson.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 12:00 Noon in the Redmond Ward Chapel where friends may call from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Redmond City Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Tidlund.M.obitMike Tidlund

Redmond, UT

Michael Eugene “Mike” Tidlund, 58, passed away at his home in Redmond on March 9, 2016 after a couragous battle with cancer.

He was born June 7, 1957 in Ely, Nevada, the son of Eugene and DeAnne Tidlund and the late Sharron and Deloy Prisbrey. He married Karen Sorensen, October 30, 1987 in Salina, Utah.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman, he enjoyed camping and being in the mountains. He was considered one of the best shed hunters around. He loved life, his family, a home cooked meal, his dogs and was a great friend to many. He was a heavy equipment operator with Western Clay.

His survivors include his loving wife of 29 years; parents; children, Carrie (Pat) Curtis, Richfield; Corbin (Natalie) Crane, Saratoga Springs; Chad (Kendra) Crane, Salina; 16 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; father, Eugene & DeAnne Tidlund, Salina; siblings: Lonnie (Kristen) Tidlund, Salina; Greg (Che’rie) Westbrook, Lehi; Natalie (Shane) Barrow, Salina; Bryan (Tiffany) Tidlund, Manti; sister-in-law, Sherri Westbrook, Salina; many loving nieces and nephews.

He is also preceded in death by his brother Gary Westbrook, and an infant sister.

The family extends their appreciation to Western Clay, Dr. Dave Watkins, At Home Care, Kristin Gurney and Crissy Williams, for the loving care given to Mike during this trying time.

Graveside services will take place on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Redmond Cemetery. An open house at the family home to celebrate Mike’s life will follow.

Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guest book

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

SOCIETY OBIT KentLAnderson cmyk2Kent L. Anderson

1934 – 2016

Salina, Utah – Kent Leon Anderson, 81, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather has passed on to his heavenly home on March 6, 2016 after a long and courageous battle with COPD.

Kent was born November 10, 1934 in Axtell, Utah to Leo Soren and Nancy Eliza Nay Andersen.  Kent grew up working on his Dad’s farm and spending many hours playing basketball and baseball with his childhood and life-long friend Hal Jensen.  He graduated from Gunnison Valley High School with the class of 1953.

Kent attended and graduated with an Associate’s degree from Snow College and was a member of basketball, baseball and track teams.  In his second year at Snow College, the basketball team took second place in the national JUCO tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas where Kent was selected to the all-tournament team and was also selected to the JUCO all-America team.  Kent also attended Brigham Young University for one year and was a member of the basketball team.

Kent served in the United States Army from 1957-1959.  He was stationed in Hamburg, Germany as a radio tele-type operator.  Kent also obtained “expert rifle” class while in the service.

Kent is survived by his loving wife, Rosalind Bumgardner Anderson.  They were married on July 18, 1957 in Axtell, Utah and solemnized their eternal love in the Manti temple on April 26, 2008.

Kent worked for Georgia Pacific at the board plant in Sigurd, Utah and held many positions including Superintendent, Purchasing Agent and Board Plant Manager.

Kent loved to spend time with family and friends hunting and fishing in the Utah mountains.  He followed in his Father and Grandfather’s footsteps for his love of Fishlake and fishing for lake trout.  He was very good with his hands – from building fishing lures, family ski boats from kits or the time he built a muzzle loader rifle from scratch.  He also had a love for quarter horse racing and spent many weekends with and watching his good friend Dan Burns’ horses run.  Later in life, Kent found a passion for golf and enjoyed rounds at Palisade with friends and family and golfing excursions to Mesquite, NV.

Kent is also survived by his two sons, Adam Brady (Angela) Seattle, WA and Jody Leo (Kiersten) Sandy, UT and Daughter Lacy Roselle Susman (Zeke) Logan, UT: 16 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Brenda Gale Anderson King;  his parents: Leo and Eliza; brothers and sisters:  Melrie, Duane, Dean, Arlene, Virgil and Joyce.

The Anderson family would like to thank the staff at Gunnison Valley Hospital and Kent’s primary care giver Dr. Richard Nay for their kindness and care given the last few years.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 12 Noon in the Salina LDS Stake Center located at 98 West 400 North in Salina, 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.

Interment with military honors accorded by the Salina American Legion Post #36 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, March 2nd, 2016

SOCIETY OBIT Shaw cmyk 2Ronald A Shaw

Aurora, UT

Ronald A. Shaw, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and true friend to all, has passed on to his heavenly home and rightful place with our Lord and Father on February 27, 2016 in Aurora, UT. Ronald was born June 6, 1935 in Aurora, to Glen Thomas and Mattie Christensen Shaw.

Ronald served his beloved United States Army from 1958 to 1960, during which he was stationed in Korea for 13 months as a mail clerk. After which he served in the Army National Guard for an additional four years.

Ronald is survived by his beloved wife and life long best friend, Ruth Marie Hansen Shaw, who was his high school sweetheart. They married January 17, 1957 in the Manti Temple, after which they made a home for themselves in Aurora until present time and raised their family. In his free time there was nothing more important than spending time with his family.

Ronald loved the gospel and enjoyed serving a three year mission with his wife at the Bishop’s Store House in Sigurd.

Ronald is also survived by his son, Ronald Dwayne (Roene) Shaw; and daughter, Karren Christine (Andrew) Freeze; 6 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; and his brother, Donald Gene Shaw. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Darlene Shaw and brother, Arvon Shaw.

The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation for the Hospice staff for their loving care and kindness.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Aurora 2nd Ward Chapel. Friends may call on Friday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Magleby Mortuary, Richfield and prior to services at the church in Aurora from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery with military honors. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at


Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

SOCIETY KarmaLeeBeck cmyk 2KarmaLee Beck

1927 – 2016

Centerfield, Utah – KarmaLee Beck, our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on Saturday February 27, 2016.
KarmaLee was born August 24, 1927 in Salina, Utah, a daughter of  Leland and Muriel Sorensen Bastian,  who were later divorced. Muriel then married Josiah Allen Martin, who raised KarmaLee and her brother as his own.
KarmaLee married Duane James Beck of Centerfield, Utah on May 23, 1945 in Salina. Their marriage was later solemnized on March 3, 1962 in the Manti LDS Temple. Duane passed away February 24, 1995.
KarmaLee had a deep love for all children and she taught primary for 54 years. She made an immense impact on everyone she met.
KarmaLee is survived by her son Michael and Doris Beck of Centerfield; two granddaughters: Natalie and Robert Naegle; Celicia and Clint James; and seven great-grandchildren: Kyrah Naegle, Houston Naegle, Kaiden Naegle, Carlyn Naegle, KaraLee James, Kembree James and Kixsten James

She is preceded in death by her parents: Leland, Muriel and Allen;  two brothers: Richard “Buddy” Bastian and Brent Martin; a sister, Joan Curtis; her husband, Duane Beck; and two children: Kendall Beck and Melanie Beck.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday March 5, 2016 at 12:00 Noon in the Centerfield 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 will be in the Centerfield City Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

SOCIETY Obit Hill young cmyk 2 SOCIETY OBIT Hill old cmyk 2Maureen Zita Hill

Salina, Utah


Maureen Zita Hill, 83, took her final Jazzy ride on February 21, 2016 in Provo, Utah.  Maureen was born July 28, 1932 in Los Angeles, California to Robert and Doris O’Rourke.

Maureen married Rex Sampson and together they had eight children, two of whom died at birth.  They later divorced, and he preceded her in death January 2, 1984.  She married Warren Albert Hill, who preceded her in death December 4, 1987.

Maureen grew up on a chicken farm in Salina, Utah as an only child with her mother and stepfather, Levar “Toto” Anderson.  She never met a stranger, and spent the majority of her adult life traveling around the United States and overseas.  She was an excellent chef and expert seamstress.  The dolls she made will live on forever.

Maureen leaves behind her children: Thomas Rex (Kim) Sampson, Tehachapi, CA; Daniel James (Regielonia) Sampson, Los Angeles, CA; Jennie Lee (Rick) Stanley, SLC, UT; Donald Paul (Sherri) Sampson, Salina, UT; Mitchell Lynn (Lan) Sampson, Vietnam; and is preceded in death by Glen Levar Sampson.  Her posterity also includes numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Maureen selflessly donated her body to the Body Donor Program at the University of Utah.  A memorial service is held annually, on the Friday before Memorial Day, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donor Gravesite in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.  The next service is scheduled for May 27, 2016.  All are invited to attend.  A Latin reminder of her purpose: Mortui vivos docent (the deceased teach the living).

An additional memorial service for family and friends will be scheduled later this year.


Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Irene Cutler obitIrene Marie Head Cutler


Irene Marie Head Cutler passed quietly and peacefully from this life to the next in the early morning hours on February 4, 2016 at the home of her daughter Denise in Washington, Utah, where she had bene living for 10 years. Irene was born July 21, 1928 in Princeton, Illinois to Dwight “Jack” T. and Ollie Myrtle Birchmier Head. She had three brothers: Donald Thomas Head, Harold LaVern Head and Gerald Dean Head, all of whom have passed away. Her grandparents were Tobias George and Minnie Ella Levings Head and William Henry and Amanda Ellen Downing Birchmier.

She married the love of her life Edward Cyrus Cutler on April 13, 1947 in Bloomfield, Iowa. They were blessed with five children: Jana Renee Pruitt of Mesquite, NV; Charlotte Elaine (Richard) Boyer of Cedar City, UT; Stephen Paul (Nancy) Cutler of Bloomfield, IA; Debra Denise Cutler of Washington, UT and Mark Edward (Lisa) Cutler of Bloomfield, IA.

Ed and Irene lived their lives on farms in southeastern Iowa where they raised all five children. Here they taught their children the joy of hard work by taking care of farm animals and planting and harvesting the crops. Edward was killed in a farm accident on October 1, 1998 and soon afterwards Irene moved to Utah to be close to her three daughters, leaving the two boys to run the farms. Irene loved to dance and she was always fixing meals for many family occasions. Ed and Irene took some trips in their later lives together, which they both enjoyed.

She is survived by all her children, her 17 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 12, 2016 at 11:00 am at Wagler Funeral Home (304 W Jefferson St, Bloomfield, IA). Viewing will be held Friday, February 12th from 10-10:45 am at Wagner Funeral Home. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F Cemetery in Bloomfield, IA alongside her sweetheart. Arrangements are being handled by Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be made at

Memorial donations will go to a homeless shelter of the families’ choice. Make checks payable to Good News Rescue Mission attention Jana Pruitt, located at 400 Beacon Ridge Way, Mesquite, NV 89027.


Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016


Cade C. Russell

1977 – 2016

Redmond, Utah – Cade Clifford Russell, age 38, died January 29, 2016 in Gunnison, Utah.  He was born December 30, 1977 in Henderson, Nevada, a son of Dick Roundy and Carol Ann Mickelsen Russell.

He went to Gunnison High School and Snow College in Ephraim.  He was a member of the LDS Church.  Cade enjoyed cooking and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his daughter, Brilee Rick’el Vanderwaude of Gunnison; his mother, Carol Ann Russell and a sister, Gina Dawn Russell, both of Redmond.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dick R. Russell; a sister, Rebecca A.  Russell and his grandparents.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 12 Noon in the Redmond 1st LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Wednesday morning from 10:00 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.

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

ClarencePGarrickClarence Garrick


Salina, Utah – Clarence Proctor Garrick, age 89, died at his home in Salina after a lingering illness on January 23, 2016.

He was born May 15, 1926 in Salt Lake City, Utah a son of Clarence Alexander and Elizabeth Proctor Garrick.  He graduated from South High School, Class of 1943.  He served in the US Navy during World War II.  He married Ruth Davis, August 11, 1947 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

He and his brother, Richard, owned and operated Holladay Glass until he started his own business, Red Garrick Glass.  Red was always honest and fair in his dealings.

Red was a jack of all trades and enjoyed raising and showing his prize rabbits.  Upon his retirement, he built his home and farm in Salina, where he enjoyed raising many farm animals.  As a craftsman, he built many fine pieces of furniture for the home.

Red was an active member of the LDS Church, serving as a Temple Worker in the Salt Lake, Jordan River and Manti Temples.  He also served as Scout Master and as a counselor in the High Priest Quorum.

He will be remembered for the love, respect and life lessons he shared with those he came in contact with.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Ruth Garrick; sons: Clifford Davis and LaNett Garrick; Clark Davis Garrick and Calvin Davis Garrick; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister: Beth and Jan Harbrink.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Wanda Dennis; a brother, Richard Proctor Garrick and two sons: Clarence D. “Larry” Garrick and Clayton Davis Garrick.

As requested by Red, no funeral service will be held.  Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home, 150 East Main Street, in Salina, Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 10:30 to 11:30 A.M.

Grave side services with military honors accorded by the Salina American Legion Post #36 and the Utah Honor Guard will be in the Pioneer Cemetery on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 12 Noon under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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