Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

 

helenHelen Lorraine Jensen Willardson, 90, passed away peacefully on July 15, 2015 at the home of her daughter Sheila Riley, surrounded by family. She was born on July 7, 1925 in Salina, UT and was the first of three children to Rulon & Mabel Jensen. She married Arnold Willardson on December 10, 1947 and they were later sealed in the Manti Temple.

She lived in Redmond, UT most of her life, where she raised her two children, Sheila Riley & Bob Willardson. During her life she worked in the banking field, which included quite a number of years at the First State Bank of Salina. She also served in many church positions in her LDS ward.

Helen loved her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and kept many of those memories dear to her heart. She was a great daughter, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and friend and she will be missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arnold; siblings, Dale Jensen and Melba Wilden; as well as granddaughters Lisa Willardson and Amber Willardson.

The family would like to thank the staff at Rocky Mountain Hospice for all their care and concern during the last few months of Helen’s life, especially Nateé Brooke and Sheila.

Her funeral will be held in Redmond, UT at the chapel on 310 W 100 N on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm. A viewing will be held prior to the service at the same location from 11:30 to 12:30. She will be buried in the Redmond Cemetery.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ruddfuneralhome.com

 

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

LarryPCosbyLarry P. Cosby

1937 – 2015

Aurora, Utah – Our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle, Larry Powell Cosby, age 78, of Aurora, passed was July 17, 2015 in Centerfield, Utah.  He was born June 19, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, a son of Melvin Powell and Dora Angle Cosby.  He graduated from Escondido High School, Class of 1955.  He married Gail Jean Major, December 3, 1955 in Escondido, California.  They were later divorced.  He married Leila Meregillano, November 18, 2005 in Escondido, California.  They were later divorced.

Larry was a member of the LDS Church, where he served as the Explorer Scout Leader and in the High Priest Group Presidency.

He was a Sevier County EMT for 12 years, served on the Aurora Fire Department  and served as Mayor of Aurora City for 12 years.   He loved serving his community. He owned and operated Aurora Welding Shop in Aurora for many years.

Larry loved to go fishing and enjoyed antique cars.  In his early years, he loved to go backpacking in the Sierra Mountains.

Larry is survived by his children: Debra Cosby of Ogden; Larry (DeEtte) Cosby, Sandra (Bruce) Malmgren, all of Aurora; 9 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; a brother: James (Barbara) Cosby, and a sister-in-law: Luella (Howard) Lewis, all of Aurora; his mother-in-law: Winona Cataline of Centerfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Richard Lee Cosby; 2 nieces and 1 nephew.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to At Home Health Care and Hospice and Mission at Community Care Center and Assisted Living for all of their tender care of our dear Dad.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in the Aurora 1st LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Monday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Tuesday 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

 

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Gurney.KennethKenneth “Ken” Roland Gurney, 79, our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully in his home in Lost Creek on July 11, 2015. Ken was born on December 26, 1935 in Provo, Utah to Francis J. and Anna LaVerde Scorup Gurney.

Ken graduated from North Sevier High School in 1954. He was active in Future Farmers of America and received the State Farmer and American Farmer awards. He earned his pilot’s license. Ken then attended Snow College and Brigham Young University. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Ken was an active member of the LDS Church. He married Janice Barney on September 20, 1957 in the Manti Temple. Together they raised four children. Jan passed away on March 11, 2013.

Ken received the Utah Young Farmer of the Year award in 1961. He enjoyed participating at local stock shows and later enjoyed watching and supporting his children and grandchildren. He was involved in the family livestock operation.

Ken enjoyed summers staying in the Scout Cabin at Niotche and the Sweet Water Rider’s Camp, and winters on the West Desert. Ken was also an owner of Gurney Trucking, Inc. and enjoyed working with his family on a daily basis.

Ken is survived by his children: Alan (Vicki) Gurney, Lost Creek; Ann (Jim) Shaw, Aurora; Scott (Jodi) Gurney, Aurora; Brett (Cindy) Gurney, Saratoga Springs; 13 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brothers, John Gurney, Boyd (Judith) Gurney; sister, Kathleen (Steve) Mohan; foster sister, Mary Lou Miller.

Also preceded in death by parents; grandson, Seth Gurney; sister, Alene Eisel; sister-in-law, Ralphenia Gurney.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in the Aurora LDS 2nd Ward Chapel, where friends may call Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. or Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Interment will be in the Aurora City 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

 

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

TedLeaming1 TedLeaming2Ted Leaming

“Lux”

Sandy/Salina, Utah – Our kind and beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, John Ted “Lux” Leaming, age 71, passed away July 8, 2015 at his home in Sandy of cancer.  He was born March 30, 1944 in Salina, Utah, a son of John Wainwright “Jack” and Helen Folster Leaming.  He graduated from North Sevier High School, Class of 1962.  He served his country in the United States Navy during the Viet Nam Conflict.

Lux married Marta Bray, June 28, 2006 in Salt Lake City.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, golfing and spending time with his family and friends.  He loved the time he spent in San Carlos, Mexico and at his Accord Lake Property, riding four-wheelers.  He will be greatly missed.

Lux is survived by his beloved wife, Marta, of Sandy; a daughter: Aimee and Mark Wilson of Murray; a step-son: Brandon Kenning of Phoenix, Arizona;  grandson: Jackson Barlocker; his brothers: Don Kirk Leaming of Salina; Gary and Lisa Leaming of Redmond; his mother-in-law: Faun Bray of Sandy.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Jack and Helen Leaming; a sister and her husband: Ann and Brent Martin; and his father-in-law: Dudley Bray.

Grave side services will be held Monday, July 13, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. in the Salina Pioneer Cemetery.  Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Salina, Monday afternoon from 1:00 to 2:230 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 Pioneer Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Thursday, July 9th, 2015

KarenJeanMathesonKaren Jean Matheson

1943 – 2015

Salina, Utah – Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Karen Jean Kerr Matheson, age71, of Salina, passed away unexpectedly on July 1, 2015 in Gunnison, Utah.  She was born July 28, 1943 in Hawthorne, Nevada, a daughter of Milo Lealand and Geraldine Spain Kerr.

She graduated from Springville High School, Class of 1961.  She went to nursing school and became a Licensed Practical Nurse, a job she loved and enjoyed doing.

She married Donald Rae Matheson, May 18,1963 and they were later divorced.

Karen worked at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo and at Northridge Hospital in California in the NICU for over 40 years.  The highlight of her career, was taking care of her twin grandchildren in the NICU at Northridge, when  they were born premature.

She enjoyed sewing, scrapbooking, gardening and watching movies.  She was a member of the LDS Church.

Karen is survived by her four sons: Daryl and Bonnie Matheson of Menifee, California; Richard and Jacklyn Matheson, and David Matheson, all of Willis, Texas; Randy and Katina Matheson of Murrieta, California; 12 grandchildren; a sister, Sandy Kerr of Lake Havasu, Arizona; her good friend, Maxine Monroe of Salina; and her dog, Stella Rose.

She was preceded in death by her father, Milo Kerr; and her mother, Geraldine Thorn.

At her request, her remains have been cremated and memorial services and burial will take place in the fall under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

JimGBurrJim Burr

1943 – 2015

Salina, Utah – James G Burr, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great
grandfather and friend, died on June 30, 2015 in Payson, Utah after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was surrounded by loved ones
as he left this life on his way to Heaven.
He was born July 13, 1943, in Salina, Utah, a son of Myron Beason and Olive Bell Mickelsen Burr.  Jim graduated from North Sevier High School and proudly enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Vietnam War.

On his return home, he found joy in his brand-new Chevy Chevelle, but he found his true love when he met Fern Ann Edwards, whom he married on August 6, 1972.  Their marriage solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple on May 5, 1979.
Jim worked for Utah Power and Light for 29 years, and loved being involved with his community, serving as an EMT, a stint on the Salina City Council and a volunteer fireman for the Salina Fire Department for 29 years, where he served as Captain, Assistant Chief and Secretary. He especially loved devoting time with the American Legion in his later years and took much pride in displaying the American flag.
As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in various callings over the years.

Jim loved his time tooling around town or the nearby mountains in his truck, country music always playing in the background, as well as watching his grandchildren grow and cheering on his family.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Ann of Salina; children: Jann and Tyler Perkins of Herriman; Wesley and Krista Burr of Redmond; Shelley  and Troy Hatch of Grand Junction, Colorado; and Thomas Burr of Washinton DC; , a brother Brent and Janece Burr of Bennion;  and a sister-in-law: Arda Burr of Salina. He leaves behind 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his  brothers Jack Burr and Wayne Burr, and sisters Verna Dean Bigler and Elaine Burr.
The family would like to extend its gratitude to the staff of the Heritage Hills Rehabilitation and Care Center in Nephi and the Central Utah Veterans Home in Payson for their caring support.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday July 7, 2015 at 12 Noon in the Salina 2nd LDS Ward Chapel, 85 South 100 East in Salina.  Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Salina, Monday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Tuesday morning from 10:00 to11:30 prior to the services.

Burial with military honors accorded by the Salina American Legion Post #36 and the United States Marine Corp 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.comoHoome

 

 

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
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Kysen Z. Allen

2012 – 2015

Spanish Fork/Redmond, Utah – Our little fighter, Kysen Zee Allen, age 2 1/2, slipped into eternity on May 29, 2015 at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, after enduring a lifetime of health problems.  He was born September 28, 2012 in Murray, Utah, a son of Derrick James and Karissa Pickett Allen.

Kysen was a fighter and fought a great battle against chronic renal and respiratory disease.   He was a lover and loved to give kisses and find your nose, eyes and ears.  He enjoyed watching MIckey Mouse Clubhouse, playing with balls, reading books, swinging and slides, and finding the characters in the MIckey Mouse books.

His laugh was so cute and contagious. His favorite thing was his “taggie”.  He will be greatly missed.

Our little man is survived by his parents, Derrick and Karissa Allen of Spanish Fork; grandparents: Glen and LeAnn Pickett of Redmond; Greg and Deb Allen of Delta; great-grandparents: Bronzel and Norma Pickettt of Redmond; Gloria Allen of Kanab; Loyd and Ann Roper of Payette, Idaho; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 12:00 Noon in the Redmond 1st LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. or Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 prior to the services.

Burial will be in the Redmond 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, June 3rd, 2015

FayBHamptonFay B. Hampton

1932 – 2015

Redmond, Utah – Fay Bouvang Hampton, age 82, of Redmond, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home, on May 26, 2015.

She was born July 23, 1932 in Centerfield, Utah to Elgin and Elma Matilda Fjeldsted Bouvang.  She was the youngest of four children.  She and her family enjoyed farm life with no electricity or running water as she grew up.  She learned the value and blessing of hard work and depending on the Lord.

Her family later moved to Gunnison, Utah where she graduated from Gunnison Valley High School, class of 1950.

She married the love of her life, Merrill C. Hampton in the Manti LDS Temple,  November 2, 1951.  Merrill and Fay lived their entire married life in Redmond, Utah where they were blessed with four children.

Fay was very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  She served as stake and ward Relief Society President, Primary President, Primary teacher, and in the scouting program.  Fay and Merrill served as ordinance workers in the Manti, Utah Temple.  They also served a mission at the Sigurd Bishop’s Storehouse.

She loved serving with the DUP and Legion Auxiliary organizations.  Fay and Merrill were the recipients of the Utah Commission of Marriage, “Gold Medal Marriage Recognition” award in February 2008.

Everything she did centered around her family and trying to live a Christ-like life.  She loved to support her children and grandchildren in their activities and looked for teaching moments to share the gospel as they spent time together.  Family meant everything to her.

Fay is survived by her husband, Merrill, children: Keith and Patsy Hampton, Terri Lyn and Burke Williams, all of Redmond, Cynthia and Marlin Mason of Ephraim, and daughter-in-law: Nancy Hampton of Redmond; 21 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren;  sister-in-law Renee Bouvang.

Fay was preceded in death by her son Kevin; her parents; sister and brother-in-law: Madge and Vernon Peterson; brother: Vernon Bouvang; sister and brother-in-law: Alice and Merrill Peterson.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 12:00 noon in the Redmond 1st LDS Ward chapel, 310 West  100 North, 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 will be in the Redmond City Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

“Give the world your best, and the best will come back to you.”    —–  Fay Hampton

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

 

 

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

SOCIETY OBIT BurgessRowene Burgess

January 21-1931-April 27, 2015

 

Rowene Burgess was born in Salina Utah and was married to Hank Burgess for 62 years before his passing October 16, 2013.  She is survived by her children Joni, Gary, David, Jeannette, with 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

‘Ro’ as she is known by her friends, has lived in Shingletown since 1980, moving here after 25 years of being a military wife.  Ro worked for many years at both the Single Shack and Big Wheels in Shingletown, CA.

RO was known as a person that loved and enjoyed life and being somewhat of a prankster.  She was loved by all that knew her.

 

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

VaundaColby1Vaunda Colby

1928 – 2015

Salina, Utah – Vaunda Mae Hampton Colby, age 86, our angel mother was called to her Heavenly home on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, 2015. She passed away peacefully in Gunnison, Utah, surrounded by loving family.  Vaunda is now rejoicing in being reunited with her eternal sweetheart, Gerald, who preceded her in death. She also enjoys a sweet reunion with her mother and father and family members who surely greeted her for a blessed Mother’s Day reunion.

Vaunda was born December 7, 1928 in Sevier, Sevier County, Utah to Charles and Una C. Dorius Hampton.

She married Gerald Charles Colby, January 11, 1964. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple January 5, 1980.  He died October 9, 1994.

To know Vaunda was to know love. Her sense of care and concern for others will be greatly missed. She served others tirelessly her entire life. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She was so proud of her family.

Vaunda enjoyed attending family reunions, weddings, and get-togethers of any kind with friends and family. Her love for her immediate and extended family members was strong. She leaves a legacy of strength, courage and love.

Vaunda particularly enjoyed gardening, family history work, crocheting, entertaining, and cheering for the Utah Jazz.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and fulfilled numerous callings with devotion and faithful obedience.

Vaunda is survived by her children, Karen (Collin) Hales, Richfield; Michel (Rosalie) Colby, Aurora; Steve (Jana) Colby, Salina; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and her siblings, Luella Kralka, Novato, CA; Merrill Hampton, Redmond, UT; Anna Hales, Redmond, UT; Della Rae Peterson, Sandy, UT; Leila Crane, Salina, UT.

Preceded in death by a foster daughter, Saraphina Lily; her siblings:  Ruby Hampton, Merle Hampton Roberts, and Nelda Hampton Behunin; and her deceased in-laws: Burnell Miner, June Monroe, Joseph Darwin Colby, Vee Colby, Donald Colby, Murvin Colby, Therresa Rasmussen

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 16, at 12:00 Noon, in the Salina 2nd LDS Ward Chapel, 85 South 100 East in Salina. Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Salina, Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., or  Saturday 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.

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com