Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Allen.BobBob Allen

Redmond, Utah

On the rainy morning of September 21, 2014 our loving husband, dad, son, brother and friend, Robert “Bob” Leo Allen, 64, passed peacefully away at his home in Redmond after a valiant fight with cancer.

Bob was the first born of Lee and Bernice Allen, the oldest of six. He was born on a snowy day, May 4, 1950 in Tremonton. He attended grade school in Garland and graduated from TwinBridgesHigh School in Twin Bridges, MT where he played football for the Falcons and enjoyed ranch life.

Bob joined the US Air Force in 1973. He was proud of the time he served and was very patriotic throughout his life.

He married Paulette Mantha and together they had three boys, whom Bob was so proud of. Bob and Paulette were later divorced but remained good friends.

On June 5, 1993, Bob married the love of his life, Pennie Carlson. For 21 years they loved and took care of each other.

Bob worked real estate with his dad and spent many years as a cattle truck driver, more recently as a truck driver for Hales Sand & Gravel, where he made many lifelong friends.

Bob loved his sweet wife. He enjoyed a good laugh, good music, good food, NASCAR on tv, Christmas, and spending time with family and friends. We love you, Bob! You will be missed! You will be in our hearts forever!

Bob is survived by his loving wife; sons: Andy (Angie) Allen, Jeff (Jennifer) Allen, Scott (Amber) Allen, Jeremiah (Shilo) Carlson, and Austin Carlson; 10 grandchildren; father, Lee Allen; brother, Lewie Allen; sisters: Lani Callister, Suzanne Pierson, and Pauline Allen; mother-in-law, Bonnie Lund; and his loyal buddy, Rico.

He was preceded in death by his mother and little brother, Andy.

The family wishes to give special thanks to Kristen Gurney for her kindness and the love and care she gave to Bob, and especially to all the dear friends at Hales Sand and Gravel.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 12:00 Noon in the Redmond 2nd Ward Chapel, 310 West 100 North, where a viewing will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in the East Garland Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at


Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Mya BeachMya Denise Beach

1966 – 2014

Salina, Utah – Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend Mya Denise Beach, age 47 of St. George returned to her heavenly father on September 18, 2014 in St. George, Utah surrounded by her family.

She was born on December 27, 1966, a daughter of Richard Irving and LaPreal Mickelsen Cary in Everett, Washington. She attended DeltaHigh School and graduated with the class of 1985. She married StevenDeLanoChurch in May of 1984. He died on May 15, 1993. Six years later she married Bryan Beach in May of 1999. They later divorced in 2012.

Mya was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She enjoyed the outdoors. She loved spending time in the mountains where she liked to hike, fish, hunt, and camp.  She also enjoyed hunting for arrow heads.

Mya’s family was the center of her life. She adored her two boys and three girls. She also loved each of her children’s spouses and she believed she had ten children rather than five. Yet beloved above all were her grandchildren. They were the true light of her life. She could be often found talking on the phone or on Face Time with them. She loved pictures, and took many selfies of her and her grandchildren together. She was a vibrant force in the life of her family and will be missed by all.

“Shine Bright Like a Diamond… Forever!”

She is survived by her sons: Nathon and Cassidy Church of Salina; Joe and Baylee Church of St. George; her daughters: Chelsea and Judd Williams of Salina; Brandy Beach and Terry Neizer of Redmond; Sierra and Darren Tackett of Redmond; her grandchildren: CaDance, LyRic, MeLody, and Kyzer Church; Jaxson Beach; Bryt’n , and Steffen Williams; Trinity Neizer; her sisters: Lissa Sorensen and Mark McFarland of St. George; Dixie and Kelly Bird of Lehi; her ex-husband Bryan Beach of Salina.

She was proceeded in death by both of her parents; her grandson Deegan Gene Tackett.

Graveside services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, in the SalinaEastsideCemetery. Friends may call for viewing Tuesday morning from 10:00-11:30 A.M. prior to services in the  Salina LDS Stake Center, located at 98 West 400 North in Salina, Utah.

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

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Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

MaryCurtis3MaryCurtis2Mary Curtis

1917 – 2014

Aurora, Utah – Mary Emily Hunt Curtis, age 97, of Aurora, passed away and returned to loved ones on September 2, 2014 in Richfield, Utah. She was the seventh child and fifth daughter born to Edward Moroni and Candace Jeanette Brown Hunt on Thursday July 19, 1917 in the small town of Cedarview, Duchesne, Utah. Mary was named after her maternal grandmother, Mary Ann Maranda Hyatt, and paternal grandmother, Emily Casto. She was thankful to be one of twelve children.

Mary met her husband, Herald Lero Curtis in March of 1934. Their marriage took place in the SaltLakeLDSTemple on September 16, 1935. Herald passed away June 15, 1994.

Mary was an active member and taught and participated in many of the organizations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, served two missions at the FamilyHistoryCenter in Richfield, UT; Director of the Salina, Utah Senior Citizens; Member of Daughters of Utah Pioneers and other civic organizations.

Raising ten children kept life busy. As matriarch she was devoted not only to her immediate family, but her extended family and all she met, as well. She worked diligently for her family, and enjoyed genealogy, scrapbooking, gardening, and sewing.

Mary is survived by her children: LaMoine “Curt” (Carmen) Curtis, Phoenix, AZ; Ronald (Lynda, deceased) Curtis, Monroe; Glade (Irene) Curtis, Juanna (Jimmy) Frisby all of St. George; Valene (Ron, deceased) Hagen, Salt Lake City; Neal (deceased) and April Curtis, Enoch; Sherron (Jim) Coult, Aurora; Carol (Nils) Slack, Page, AZ; Alan (Julie) Curtis, Richfield; MaryLee (Dennis, deceased) Dalley, South Jordan; 36 Grandchildren; 72 Great-grandchildren; 18 Great-great grandchildren; and a brother, Richard Hunt of Preston, ID.

She was preceded by death by her parents: Candace and Edward Hunt and ten siblings: Dalton, Elva, Reita, George, Amy, Jean, Ardell, Joseph, Dortha and Ruth; and three grandchildren: Tony, Carrie and Rebecca.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 12:00 Noon in the Aurora First LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Sunday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. or Monday morning from 10:00 to 11:30 A.M. prior to the services.

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

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Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

DorisLCaldwellRedmond, Utah – Our kind and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and sister, Doris Larue Jensen Caldwell, age 85, passed away September 4, 2014 in Centerfield, Utah. She was born April 2, 1929 in Redmond, Utah, a daughter of Walton James and Veda Ann Jensen Jensen.

She graduated from SalinaHigh School, Class of 1947. She married her sweetheart, John Wallace Caldwell, July 26, 1948 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died April 22, 1989.

Doris was an active member of the LDSChurch, serving as a Visiting Teacher, Secretary of the Relief Society, Compassionate Services Committee, Primary and Young Women’s Programs throughout the years.

She was a wonderful seamstress. She enjoyed making quilts and crocheting. She loved to cook and bake and enjoyed reading.

Doris is survived by her children: Doris Kreiter of Stockton, California; Brenda Lee and Allan Tarket of Tucson, Arizona; Chris John and Cindy Caldwell of Lake Forest, California; grandchildren: Kari Ann Kreiter; Kevin John Keriter; Janine Marie Kreiter; Kendra Lyn Tarket; Jason Allan and Jennifer Tarket; Travis John and Gabriella Tarket; Anne Marie and Eric Meyer; Rheanna Lauren Caldwell; Fiona Grace Caldwell and Collin Sayer Caldwell; great-grandchildren: Justin Kreiter; Preston Kreiter; Carson Kreiter; Alyssa Dawn Elam; Bradley Thomas Elam; Cadence Leigh Tarket; and Colton James Tarket; sisters and brothers: Beverly Markos of Ogden; Dale Jensen of Barstow, California; DonnaVee Sorenson of Axtell; Howard Jensen of Bloomington, Indiana.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Wallace Caldwell; a son, Kent Caldwell; grandson, Jeremy James Kreiter; and two sisters: Elaine Saffron and Virginia Grendahl.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 12 Noon in the Centerfield 1st LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Saturday morning from 10:00 to 11:30 prior to the services.

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

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Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Hunsaker.KellyKelly Hunsaker

Salina, UT/Deary, ID

Kelly Ann Martin Hunsaker, 53, passed away at UtahValleyRegionalMedicalCenter in Provo on Monday, August 25, 2014 following a brief battle with cancer. She was born January 12, 1961 in Payson to Bill and Linda Henline Ivie. She married Dale Lynn Hunsaker February 17, 1981 in Ely, NV.

Kelly was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and cousin. She worked as cook, a truck broker and truck driver.

Kelly enjoyed riding motorcycles, camping and fishing. She especially loved spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband; sons: Seth (Marissa) Hunsaker, Tyson (Laura) Lymas, D.J. (Barbara) Hunsaker; 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; siblings: Stacey (Bart) Prostgaard, Paige Hartley, Lisa Kay (Bobby) Fredrick, Shane (Tammy) Ivie, Waylon (Tara) Ivie, Lisa Meacham, and Lila Jackson.

Preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Clare Hartley.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the SalinaStakeCenter where friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the SalinaPioneerCemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at


Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Richard Harrop

Aurora, UT

Richard Harrop born on Dec 29, 1933 to Royal and Stella Harrop, died – August 21, 2014. Sir, My Report “Already it is time for me to report for duty on a new mission, it is time for me to die, for you to go on living.” I have returned to report a most fabulous trip, I wish to report that I have tried my best to provide service to my God, country and community. I have tried to honor my country with 21 years in the Air Force and three trips to Viet Nam. As a life long Scouter I was fortunate to have been able to work with many outstanding young men. You gave me many opportunities to serve the church with humbling jobs such as Bishop and sitting on the Stake High Councils. Nothing has brought me more joy on my stay on Earth than my family and the people I’ve met. My family has brought me my greatest happiness. I met, married and shared the first part of my life with a most wonderful girl, Ann Hislop (Married January 16, 1953). She was my greatest source of joy, strength and love while there and I can only hope that we will be united together once again forever. We were blessed to have shared with you seven great and noble spirits as our children on Earth. They were indeed valiant servants and loving children that brought us much happiness. They were our greatest creations and our most valued possessions. Both Ann and Ken which have already reported for duty, when Royal, Robin, Aaron, Annette, Royce and Kandy return, you will see how they have grown while away on their trip. I was able to share in the end my last little bit of time with a wonderful person, Joan Shaw-Gleave (Married July 13, 2013 in Aurora). She was my companion and best friend helping me to learn how to live again, giving so much of herself in the process. I just wish we could have had more time together to see all the wonderful places we had planned for. I am so grateful to you for your gift to us of eternal families. While there I tried to serve You, my family, my church, my country and my fellow man the best I could. I was blessed to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and to have had the Priesthood in my life while there. I have a strong testimony of You, Your son Jesus Christ, His sacrifice on our behalf, the Holy Ghost and I will continue to serve in any way I can. I only hope you are pleased with my return.

Rich is survived by his wife, Joan of Aurora; six children, Royal, Alaska; Robin, Vernal; Aaron, Japan; Annette Newman, Gunnison; Royce, Layton; and Kandy Mead, Texas; stepchildren; Jewelyn Jensen, Phoenix; Valrie Shaw, Salt Lake City; Mark Shaw, Phoenix; Brett Shaw, Salina; Janet Huntsman, Aurora; Lisa McArthur, Phoenix; 50 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren, 1 great great-grandchild and sisters, Roslyn, Sandra and Vicky, all of Ogden. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Kenneth and wife, Ann.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the Fayette Ward Chapel. Friends may call on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the Church from 6-8:00 p.m. and prior to services on Monday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Interment will be in the OgdenCityCemetery at 4:00 p.m. with military honors. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at


Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Muner.EdEdward Munger

Gunnison, Utah

Edward Stephen Munger, 76, known by family and friends as Ed, Eddie, or Eddie Blue Eyes, passed away at UtahValleyHospital in Provo, on August 15, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Ed was born March 11, 1938 in San Francisco, CA to Merrick Edward and Lois Lydia Baker Munger. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Ed was always one who enjoyed learning and doing new things. After he completed his military service in California he found work for a printing company in Seattle, WA where he worked his way up from delivery driver to foreman. During this time he met a lovely woman, Janeth Maxine Hibben and they were wed December 3, 1965 in Seattle, WA. The marriage was solemnized in the MantiTemple on August 2, 2012.

During a family vacation to Gunnison, he decided he had to live where the sun shined! So off to God’s County they went and to moved Gunnison. Here, he thought he should try to fit into the country life and learned to ride/drive (and eventually owned) horses and diesels. Through the years he owned and operated three diesel trucks that were used to pull flat bed trailers and even more horses. He put over a million miles on each diesel truck with no accidents. Then after more than 30 years driving he decided enough was enough and retired. Retirement was wonderful; he was able to spend time playing his bagpipes in bands and for parties, parades, funerals, or with friends.

Ed was always artistic and retirement gave him the opportunity to develop his painting talents. There are many of his paintings that can be found in his home and around the community.

Ed was a strong man who had survived heart and cancer surgeries without complaining, knowing there was something greater waiting for him to learn and do. He felt this was his temple calling. He truly loved serving the Lord and working with so many wonderful people he quickly came to call friends. Ed will greatly be missed by his family and friends.

Ed leaves behind his loving wife, Janeth; children: Jerry Dale Jackson and Marie Louise (Lynn Dale) Mortensen, all of Gunnison; grandchildren: Zachary Edward, Kellee Marie, Jadre Diane, and Paydenne Leigh Mortensen; brother, Lawrence (Kae) Munger, Salt Lake City; and sisters: Berti Jensen, Merretta (Revier) Palmer, both from California.

He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter-in-law, Ann Jackson; and sister, Geraldine (Harlan) McLain; brother-in-law, Gordon Jensen.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Gunnison 5th Ward Chapel, 210 South Main in Centerfield where friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Gunnison City Cemetery with military rites by Gunnison American Legion Post #104 and the Utah Honor Guard. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at


Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

BillMooreBill Moore

1925 – 2014

Aurora, Utah – Our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, William Selmer “Bill” Moore, age 89, died August 7, 2014 in Richfield, Utah. He was born May 18, 1925 in Haskell, Oklahoma, a son of Charles Isaac and Rebecca Elizabeth Jane Bostic Moore.

He served his country in the Army/Air Force, during World War II from 1943 to 1945.

Bill married the love of his life, Geneva Murphy, March 6, 1947 in Whitefield, Oklahoma. Their marriage was solemnized in the MantiLDSTemple, April 26, 1969. She died February 19, 2013.

Bill worked at SUFCO for almost 20 years. He built the adjustable BBQ stations for the AuroraCityPark and for the KOA in Moab. He furnished firewood for the elderly and single parents in Aurora. Bill loved anything outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping and being with his family.

He is survived by his children: Donna L. and Les Knoefler of Aurora; Sandra K. and Rick Bretz of Salina; daughter-in-law: Annette Moore of Salina; 10 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles I. Moore; his mother, Rebecca “Lizzy” Moore; three sons, Charles E. Moore; William E. Moore, Larry R. Moore; a daughter, Carol J. Moore; two brothers and six sisters.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 12 Noon in the Aurora 1st LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Saturday morning from 10:00 to 11:30 prior to the services.

Grave side service with military honors accorded by the VFW Piute Post #7561 and the Utah Honor Guard will be in the Mt.ViewCemetery in Marysvale, Utah Saturday afternoon at 3:00 P.M. under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Anderson.MikeMike Anderson

Annabella, Utah

Michael C. Anderson, 58, of Annabella, passed away Monday, August 4, 2014, in Annabella. Mike was born November 18, 1955, in Richfield, a son of Kyhl and Corene Christensen Anderson. He married Holly Gene Merchant, August 9, 1975 in Richfield, later divorced. He married Calene Howes, February 17, 2007 in Central Valley.

Mike spent the last 15 years working for Nicholas & Company. Prior to this his work included truck driving, fencing, breaking and shoeing horses.

Mike loved life and lived everyday to the fullest. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved everything from fishing, hunting, riding four-wheelers, camping, and spending time with his family. His passion for gardening showed in the many hours he spent in his yard, and it would take numerous people to do the job that he did on his own.

His hobbies included woodworking and horseshoe art. He loved to decorate for the holidays and during Christmas you could see his yard lit up for miles. Mike had an amazing sense of humor, loved to joke, and was always the life of the party. He dedicated his life to his wife, kids, and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Calene; children: Cade (Catherine) Anderson, Elsinore; Cheryl (Daniel) Busk, Richfield; Christal (Devin) Curtis, St. George; Lindsay (Adam) Haviland, Brighton, CO; Haylee (Jace) Beutler, Salina; 15 grandchildren; siblings: Louise (Ken) Ogden, South Jordan; Russell (Bev) Anderson, Richfield; Brad Anderson, Salt Lake City; Jeffery (Julie) Anderson, Richfield; sister-in-law Kathy Anderson, Monroe.

Preceded in death by his father; son Paul, brother: Richard; sister, Jeanne Reese.

When we meet again, in the words of ACDC, we will be ready for a good time.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Annabella 2nd Ward. Friends may call Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Magleby Mortuary and Friday at the ward chapel in Annabella from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Howes Family Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.Online guest book at


Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Forbush.SherrySherry Forbush


Aurora, Utah


Sherry Ann Hunt Forbush, 61, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and loved ones on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 in Provo after many years of severe health struggles and trials. She looked forward to the reunion with her Heavenly Father, her Savior, and many others who preceded her in death, particularly her parents and brother Stan. She has been freed from her mortal struggles and has moved on to continue serving and teaching those on the other side of the veil. We loved her dearly and a little piece of our hearts went with her when she left us.


Sherry married Steve Forbush in the MantiTemple on April 19, 1974 and always loved serving in the temple. They raised their three children in Aurora and made many close friends who she loved dearly and enjoyed many days and late laughing nights at club. She was born March 20, 1953 in Richfield, Utah to Gerald Devon and Betsy Jean Rogers Hunt and was raised in Glenwood and Richfield. She was a devoted daughter, sister, mother, aunt, and friend who loved her family and friends deeply and enjoyed her time with them.


Sherry was an avid flower gardener and loved cooking. She was known for her amazing pies and taffy. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed going on 4-wheeler rides. She enjoyed traveling around the country with her sweetheart and thoroughly enjoyed Florida and anywhere with a beach and water.


She lived to serve others and was asked to serve throughout her life in many Church callings and thoroughly enjoyed teaching the Gospel. She loved the Lord and spent many hours studying and pondering His words and teachings in the scriptures. She served many years as PTA president and always enjoyed helping in school programs.


Her family is very thankful for the many kind and loving friends, neighbors, and healthcare professionals who provided many hours of care to her over her life and significantly during her last several years of trials and health challenges. She was loved by all that knew her and will be greatly missed.


Sherry is survived by her husband Steve, Aurora; children: Mike (Marcy) Forbush, Axtel; Jeramiah (Torey) Forbush, Lehi; Leslie Forbush, Aurora; grandchildren: Micah and Logan Forbush; KyLee, Calie, and Cole Forbush; Akir and Maliq Rowe; siblings: Doris (Tim) Bastian, Glen (Norma) Hunt, all Aurora; Devon (Jodi) Hunt, Monroe; and Richard (Melani) Hunt, Auburn, Wash.


Sherry was preceded in death by her parents and her brother and sister-in-law Stan and Vicki Hunt.


Funeral services will be held Monday, August 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., in the Aurora LDS 1st Ward Chapel, 85 North Main. Friends may friends may call Sunday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Magleby Mortuary in Richfield, and Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the MonroeCityCemetery. Funeral directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guest book at