Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

shirleypcurtis2Shirley P. Curtis

1925 – 2016

Salina, Utah – Our kind and beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, Shirley Peterson Curtis, age 90, died September 23, 2016 in Richfield, Utah.  She was born November 28, 1925 in Salina, Utah, a daughter of Joseph Franklin and Josephine Frandsen Peterson.  She graduated from North Sevier High School, Class of 1944.  She married Blair Doyle Curtis, October 24, 1945 in San Diego, California.  He preceded her in death August 14, 2002.

Shirley was a member of the LDS Church, serving in both Ward and Stake Primary and as a Visiting Teacher in the Salina 4th Ward.

Shirley enjoyed cooking, canning, sewing, books on CD and candy making.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Shirley is survived by her children: DeAnna and Ben Woolsey of Orem; Gary Blair Curtis of Salina; 4 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son-in-law: Lyle Prestwich; and 11 siblings: Orrin, Milton, Larry, Calvert, Vernal, Harold, Royal, Merrill, Eda, Mable and Reva.

Grave side services will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 12 Noon in the Salina Pioneer Cemetery.  Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner  Funeral Home, 150 East Main Street in Salina, Friday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 prior to the services.

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

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

carlettameeker1Carletta Meeker

1933 – 2016

Salina, Utah – Carletta Drysdale Meeker, age 83, of Salina, passed away September 3, 2016 in Gunnison.  She was born April 27, 1933 in Stutgaard, Arkansas, a daughter of Carl Franklin and Roetta Sparks Drysdale.  Shortly after the birth of Carletta’s sister, Sue in 1934, their parents divorced.  Roetta then married Clyde White.  Roetta died on November 28, 1944 and the three girls went to live with Roetta’s sister, Billie and her husband, Willard Estep of Kimberly, West Virginia.  They raised the girls until they were grown.  Carletta graduated from Montgomery High School, Class of 1951.

She married James Springer in Cleveland, Ohio.  They were later divorced.  She married Gene Allen Meeker February 8, 1965 in Estacada, Oregon.  He died November 29, 2011.

Carletta served as Interim Mayor of Estacada, Oregon.  She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Salina.  Carletta enjoyed fishing, camping, doing crafts, traveling and interacting will any and all people.  She was a people person.

Carletta is survived by her step-children: Glen Allen Rose of Estacada, Oregon and Marsha Kuhn of LaPine, Oregon; step-grandchildren: Jacob Rose, Jeffrey Rose; Austin Rose; McKenzie Kuhn and Mateo Kuhn; sister: Phyllis and Ed Calton of Salina; brother: John E. and Elsie Estep of Cat Spring, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her a son, Michael Conley; her parents, Billie and Willard Estep; a sister: Sue Keltner.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 6:30 P.M. in the Faith Baptist Church, 165 South 400 East in Salina, where friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the services.

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

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Thursday, September 1st, 2016

StevenSmith2Steve Smith

1950 – 2016

Salina, Utah – I’ve gone fishing, way too soon!  Steve died on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at his home in Salina, after a valiant fight with cancer.  He was born June 20, 1950 in Denver, Colorado, a son of Dwight Merle and Jackie Jane Waller Smith.  Steve graduated from Clearfield High School in 1968.

He worked in sporting goods for years.  He retired after 19 years with Questar in Commercial Sales.  Steve enjoyed his job and the numerous friends he made at Questar.  He later enjoyed selling fishing supplies for Action Strike.

Steve married the love of his life, Lorraine Robinson on July 7, 2001 at her parents Accord Lake cabin.  Together they enjoyed traveling with family and friends all over the world.

Steve was active with Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, SFW, Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development.

He was an avid and skilled fisherman and hunter.  His talent in woodworking was exceptional.  Many people enjoy his gifts of woodcarvings, candle holders, tables, benches, chairs and bedroom sets.  He loved the great outdoors, enjoying ATV rides, being a trophy guide and fishing competitions.  He never missed an outdoor or fishing expo.

Steve loved life and he loved friends.  His phone was constantly busy with calls and text messages.  He enjoyed the Salina 9:00 A.M. coffee group where they could razz each other and tell stories.  He loved “Whoopin-It-On-Ya”!!!

Surviving Steve is his wife, Lorraine of Salina; his parents, Dwight and Jackie Smith of Roy; daughters: Brooke (Tate) Edwards of Sandy; Shannon (Ryan) Knighton of St. George; step-children: Shelli (Tom) McGrath of Las Vegas; and Jeff Edmondson of California; his brother, Stan(Paula) Smith of Ogden.

He loved and will miss his 10 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. in the Salina LDS Stake Center, 98 West 400 North in Salina, 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 Pioneer Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

PatriciaVanDamPat Van Dam

1943 – 2016

Redmond, Utah – Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Patricia Winget Van Dam, age 72, passed away at her home in Redmond, due to complications from cancer.  She was born September 26, 1943 in Monroe, Utah, a daughter of Elmer DeVere and Dorothy Mae Emerson Winget.  She graduated from South Sevier High School, Class of 1961 and then attended LDS Business College.

Pat enjoyed her gardens and ponds and would spend many hours working on them in her yard.  She love to spend time with her grandchildren, family and friends.

She is survived by her children: Gary Edward Van Dam of West Jordan and Jodie Kae Perkins of Sandy; grandchildren: Tierza Bree Van Dam, Anthony Stingray Van Dam, Chad Edward Lenz, Ryan Cameron Lenz, Kurt John Perkins and Tyler Jay Perkins; three sisters: Tanya DeAnn Morrill of Las Vegas, Nevada; Nikki Rae Mickelsen of Redmond and Sandra Dee Long of Graeagle, California.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother and two sisters: Bruce Spencer Winget, Linda “Bunny” Johnson and Peggy Brohm; and two nephews: Cody L Mickelsen and David D. Winget.

Services for Pat will be held Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the family home in Redmond, 325 North 100 West.  There will be a toasting hour from 4:00 to 5:00 P.M. and Candle Lighting at dusk.  Please come and share you stories and memories of our dear Mother and Sister.

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

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Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

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Mitch Morrow

1928 – 2016

Fayette, Utah – James Mitchell “Mitch” Morrow, age 87, of Fayette, died August 9, 2016 at the home of his son in Aurora, after a brave battle with cancer.  He was born October 24, 1928 in Erik, Oklahoma, a son of J.D. “Pete” and Carrie Rutledge Morrow.  He moved to California where he met his wife, Evelyn.  He married Evelyn Margarette Patterson, September 24, 1949 on a sand dune by Gordon’s Well in southern California. They moved to San Diego to raise their family.  After his retirement they moved to Utah to finish raising his family and to own a farm.  It was here in Utah where he had loved to go hunting.

Mitch loved fishing, taking pictures of the roaming wild horses, family monthly dinners, camping, telling stories and jokes, and hunting.  He was always helping others.  He loved moving the cattle up the mountain.  He always had such cute sayings, some that we will never forget!!!

He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend.  He will be greatly missed, as will the stories, jokes and that great smile of his.

Mitch is survived by his children: Jeanne Ann Burns of Beaver Dam; Sandra Kay Nay of Cedar City; Patty Dale Bone of Central Valley; Kathryn Elaine Pendleton of Richfield; Richard Wayne Morrow and Cyndi Wolf, both of Aurora; Donna Jo Banks of Fairview; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; his dog, Peso; sisters and brothers: Rita Rathert of Valley Center, California; Imagene Morrow of El Cajon, California; June (Wanda) Sanders of Garland, Texas; Jesse Morrow of Johnson City, Tennessee; and Frankie Morrow of El Cajon, California.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Carrie and Pete Morrow; his wife, Evelyn Morrow; a son-in-law: Michael Pendleton; sisters and brothers: twins at birth; Irene Morrow; Pauline Morrow; David Morrow; Davida Morrow; Dorotha Scrivner; baby girl twin of Dorotha; Baby Boy Morrow; Bobby Lee Morrow and baby girl twin of Bobby.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 12 Noon in the Fayette Town Hall, 90 South 100 East in Fayette, where friends may call for viewing Tuesday morning from 10:00 to 11:30 prior to the services.

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

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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016


SOCIETY OBIT Pritchaett cmyk 2Ken W. Pritchett

1952 – 2016

Salina, Utah – Kenneth Wood Pritchett, age 64, of Salina, died July 28, 2016 in Gunnison, Utah.  He was born July 21, 1952 in Atlanta, Georgia, a son of Kenneth Aubrey and Jean Lee Pritchett.  He attended Druid Hills High School in Decatur, Georgia.  He married Nancy Ann Haas in June of 1978.  They had two daughters, Sarah and Katherine.   They were later divorced.

Ken was a member of the LDS Church.  He loved attending the Temple.

He worked as an airplane mechanic for FPPS Air Service in Atlanta, Georgia.  Ken enjoyed fishing, flying model airplanes and rockets.  Ken moved to Salina in 2001, where he painted homes and businesses throughout Sevier County and made many lasting friendships.  He will be missed.

Ken is survived by his two daughters: Sarah and Katherine, both of Grand Junction, Colorado and 1 granddaughter; also his mother, Jean of Georgia.

Grave side services will be held Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. in the Salina Pioneer Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Thursday, July 28th, 2016

SOCIETY BOTI WilmothNielson cmyk2Wilmoth Nielson

1921 – 2016

Salina, Utah – Our beloved Wilmoth Deaton Nielson “Grandma Willie” passed away peacefully on July 18, 2016 at her home in Salina at the age of 95.  She was born February 25, 1921 in Salina, a daughter of John W. and Jennette Harding Deaton.

She graduated from North Sevier High School, Class of 1939.  She married Arlon Junius Nielson, July 28, 1941 in Ely, Nevada.  Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple, June 29, 1965.  Arlon died July 7, 2007.

Wilmoth was an active member of the LDS Church, serving as a Visiting Teacher and she taught Primary for many years.

Wilmoth was a wonderful lady that left an imprint on so many people.  If it wasn’t for her cooking, canning and crocheting, it was for her gardening and yard work.  She always had a perfect yard and never had anything out of place.  You could never put a fast song on the radio without her getting up to dance.  She was a wonderful piano player and learned to play by ear.  She was famous for her hot cakes, chocolate cake and her potato salad.

She loved her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids dearly and would not take no for an answer when it came to offering ice cream.  Although she was 95, she took care of herself and was very active and independent and was a three-time cancer survivor.

Her special great-grandson, Tucker, passed away three months ago and she was never the same.  All she wanted was to be with him and her sweetheart of 66 years, Arlon, again.  Grandma Willy, unfortunately, died of a broken heart.

She is survived by her two daughters: Eloise Brewer of Annabella and Trudy Sorensen of Salina; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister and brother: Leween Allred, Joe and Elaine Deaton, all of Salina.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arlon; her great-grandson, Tucker Sorensen; a sister, Vivian and Eldwin Meacham; and a brother-in-law: Burton Allred.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 12 Noon in the Salina 2nd LDS Ward Chapel.  Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Salina, Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Wednesday morning from 10:30 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.

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Friday, July 1st, 2016

LuanaPLarsen4Luana P. Larsen

1934 – 2016

Aurora, Utah – Our beloved, mother, grandmother, sister and wife, Luana Peterson Larsen, age 82, of Aurora, passed unexpectedly on June 20, 2016 in West Jordan, Utah.  She was born March 21, 1934 in Salt Lake City, the oldest of four children born to George Victor and Thelma Chidester Peterson.

Luana grew up in Beaver and Fillmore, Utah.  She graduated from Millard High School, Class of 1952, where she was involved in Drama and acted in High School Plays.  After graduation, she attended a Business College in Salt Lake City, for Secretarial training.

She married Harrison Ford Simmons, June 26, 1954 in Malad, Idaho.  They made their home in Salt Lake City. Together they had six daughters.  They later divorced.

Luana married Garth W. Larsen, August 25, 1981 in Aurora, Utah.  They were later sealed in the Manti LDS Temple.

She was an active member of the LDS Church, serving in many different callings.  She worked as a receptionist and secretary at Sevier Valley Hospital and Sevier County Assessor’s Office, for many years.

She was a breast cancer survivor and for many years actively participated in “Relay for Life” fund raiser walks.

Luana held various other jobs throughout her life.  Before moving to Aurora, as a single mother, she worked many jobs, including ironing for people and tending other children in her home, in order to support and stay home with her daughters.

She valued and appreciated nature.  She was an avid gardener and exerciser. She loved swimming and speed walking. She was regularly seen run-walking around Aurora and Lost Creek.  She loved hiking, camping, cooking, taking pictures, videoing her grandchildren and painting.  She won many blue ribbons for her art work.  She painted many beautiful scenes and portraits of her grandchildren.  She loved traveling and spending time with, and caring her family.  She adored her grandchildren and bragged about them every chance she got.

Luana is survived by her two sisters: Geneal Simmons of Richfield and Rhea Burt of Parowan; her husband, Garth Larsen of Aurora; her daughters: Karrie Owens of Richfield; Shauna (and Art) Polson of Firth, Idaho; Christi (and Dillon) Dwyer of West Jordan; Robin (and Jerry) Mortensen of Provo; Jackie (and Brent) Terry of Fairview; step-children: Debbie Anderson of Aurora; Danny (Pam) Anderson of Sunset; Mark Anderson of Ogden and Stephen Larsen of California, as well as 25 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents George and Thelma Peterson; her brother: George Wayne Peterson; daughter: Denise Simmons; and grandson: Tyson Simmons.

Funeral services will be held Monday, June 27, 2016 at 12:00 Noon in the Aurora 2nd LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may come for viewing and visiting with family Monday morning from 10:00 to 11:30, prior to the services.

Graveside services and burial will be Monday afternoon at 4:00 P.M. in the Fillmore City Cemetery, under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Wednesday, June 29th, 2016


SOCIETY OBIT Lowman Dan cmyk 2Daniel Lowman

1944 – 2016

Redmond, Utah – Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, neighbor and friend, Daniel Lee Lowman age 72 of Redmond, passed away in Provo on June 21, 2016.

Daniel was born on March 22, 1944 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, a son of Henry Clyde and Genevieve Rose Millar Lowman. He married Patricia Jean Frost on June 10, 1967 in Sparks, Nevada. They later divorced. He married Carol Lynne Thomas on October 16, 1982 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Daniel was very proud of his service as a member of the U.S Air Force during the Vietnam War. He could rarely be found without his Vietnam Vet hat. While in the military he served both a year in Thailand, and a year in Vietnam. He also went back to Vietnam twice in 1997 on humanitarian missions. First with Dick Nourse and a group of veterans, and then with his wife Carol where they became international smugglers when they smuggled in U.S. money to assist a Vietnamese orphanage. The funds he raised built a new building for the orphanage, and provided a clean water well. He had a deep love for the Thai and Vietnamese people.

He was all about service at home also. He wasn’t the one to volunteer, but was always there to assist his wife through her many projects with the Chamber of Commerce and the LDS Church. Daniel and Carol were always a package deal, and they loved to work together.

Daniel loved to fly. He was a muscle car enthusiast. Daniel was a master gardener and enjoyed working in his yard. He loved animals, and was always willing to advocate for their well being. He enjoyed music, but most of all Daniel loved his family.

He is survived by his wife Carol Lowman of Redmond; his son Daniel and Tina Lowman of Riverton; his daughter Erin and Mark Orr of Eagle Mountain; his sister Peggy and Wayne Powell of Waco, Kentucky; his brother Brian and Barbara Lowman of Pocatello, Idaho; his Sister-in-Law Joyce Lowman of Idaho Falls, Idaho; 11 Grandchildren; 1 Great-Grandchild.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents and his brothers Bill Lowman and Gordon Snyder.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday June 25, 2016 in the North Sevier Community Center, 373 West 400 North, Salina. A second celebration in honor of his life will be at the Salina Denny’s 1525 South State Street, Salina, at 4:00 P.M. the same day. Military honors will be provided by the Redmond American Legion Post #118 and the Hill Air Force Base Honor Guard.

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

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Thursday, June 9th, 2016

SOCIETY OBIT Hone cmyk 2Roland Dale Hone, born July 10, 1939 died on June 3, 2016 at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. Dale was born in Spanish Fork, Utah to Raymond D. Hone and Jennie Mae Thomas, and grew up in Spanish Fork, Utah. He married Roma Singleton in 1958, they were married for 31 years and had five boys and a girl, they were later divorced. Dale met and married Debbie Jensen on March 10, 1992 and was later sealed to her in the Manti temple.


Dale worked many jobs in his life. He started out wanting to be a mechanic, but then went into construction work. He was a jack of all trades and did many different jobs in his life. Dale loved to fish, hunt and spend time with his family. Dale helped Debbie take care of her grandchildren in their home. He helped any of his children, step children and anyone who needed his help.


Dale was preceded in death by three of his son’s Alfred Hone, Bobby Hone, and Benjamin Hone also preceeded in death by his parents, sisters Jenny and Elva, and his brother Raymond (Dean). He will be missed by his loving wife Debbie, of Salina, Utah, his sons, Arthur Hone of Springville, Utah, Christopher (Kimberly) Hone of Springville, Utah, and Stacie (Mark) Kovatch of Springville, Utah, and Step children Lorie Earl of Midvale, Shawn (Rosanne) Darling, of Salina, Utah, Michelle (Kevin Ivey) LaSalle, of Spanish fork, Utah, and Dale Lyn (Cynthia) Darling of Orem, Utah. He will also be missed by his 32 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.


There will be a viewing held at the Wheeler Mortuary 211 East 200 South on Tuesday June 7, 2016 from 6-8. The funeral will be held at 355 East Center Street on Wednesday June 8, 2016 at 1 p.m. with a viewing one hour prior. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.


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