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

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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.

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Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

SOCIETY OBIT IlaWillden bw 2Ila R. Willden

1936 – 2015

Aurora, Utah – Our happy Mom, Ila Raedel Higgins Willden, age 79, of Aurora, returned home to her Heavenly Father, and to her beloved husband, DeVoy, May 8, 2015 in Centerfield, Utah.  She was born February 16, 1936 in Monroe, Utah, a daughter of John William and Hulda Elnora Peterson Higgins.  She graduated from South Sevier High School, Class of 1954.  She married Ervin DeVoy Willden, February 16, 1956 in Monroe, Utah.  Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple, May 29, 1973.  DeVoy died April 9, 2001.

She was an active member of the LDS Church, serving as Primary President, Counselor in the Relief Society, Den Leader in Cub Scouting, Librarian and Visiting Teacher, Primary Teacher and Temple Worker.

She served as PTA President; was an EMT; and she squirted the 4th of July dynamite blasters with the garden hose.

Ila enjoyed crocheting; bowling; gardening; and camping with her family.

Mom could make people laugh, it was her passion.  She had a creative hand in writing scripts and performing amazing humorous programs.  She could run REALLY fast with a willow switch and always wanted to get the last “gotcha”.

She is survived by her children: Wendy and Ed Betts of Roosevelt; Tim and Colleen Willden of Redmond; Staci and Dennis Prisbrey of Aurora; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two grandchildren: Janey Ann Willden and Jesse Carl Willden; four brothers and two sisters: Delbert Higgins; Morris Higgins; Wallace Higgins; Marlin Higgins; Rosella Nay and Gena Shaw.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 12 Noon in the Aurora 2nd LDS Ward Chapel.  Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Salina, Monday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or at the ward chapel in Aurora, Tuesday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 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.

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Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Pratt.Von.younger Pratt.VonVon S Pratt M.D.

Gunnison, UT


Von S Pratt M.D., beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend passed away peacefully May 9, 2015 at his home in Gunnison, Utah from metastatic prostate cancer. He was born May 21, 1946, in Logan, Utah, to Parker Frost Pratt and Mary Jeanette Skoro Pratt.

Von’s early years were spent in Logan, Utah; Ames, Iowa; Columbus, Ohio; and Riverside, California. He graduated from Riverside Polytechnic High School in 1964. The family then moved to Brazil for his father’s sabbatical. Von was called to serve a 10-month construction mission building a chapel in Bauru, Brazil, for the LDS Church, followed by a two-year proselyting mission in the Brazilian Mission at Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Von enrolled at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, where he earned his B. S. degree. During that time, he met and married Dee Ann Tingey in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Von obtained his M.D. degree from the University of California, Irvine – California College of Medicine, and completed a General Medicine internship at Kern County Medical Center, Bakersfield, California. He worked as the year-round park physician at Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park. The family then moved to Gunnison, Utah, where he devoted 37 ½ years to a thriving medical practice. He developed a deep love and concern for the people he served. During that time he also served on the Central Utah Board of Health and worked on numerous state and local medical committees. He enjoyed contributing to the community in numerous ways.

Von had a keen mind and loved to learn, then do. He considered hard physical labor a joy whether it was participating in the construction of the cabin, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, wood cutting/hauling, marksmanship or hiking. He routinely cleared snow off the neighborhood sidewalks and driveways, hauled firewood or manure for others, and anonymously stepped in with various forms of help as he saw needs. Additional interests included reading (particularly the LDS scriptures), music, gardening, photography, wood working, and bird taming. Time with family was a top priority.

Von served faithfully in many callings in the LDS Church, including as Stake President of the Gunnison, Utah Stake, on the Stake High Council, as Bishop of the Gunnison 2nd Ward, ward executive secretary, in Elder’s Quorum and High Priest Group leadership, Gospel Doctrine teacher, Young Men’s secretary, and as a volunteer choir director at the Gunnison Correctional Facility. During his eight-month remission, the Manti Temple because his “second home” as he performed ordinances for hundreds of his ancestors. He had a deep, abiding love for his Savior, an unshakable testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the knowledge that families can be together forever. Von lived a full and happy life and leaves behind a great legacy of selflessness and service for his posterity.

Von is survived by his loving wife, DeeAnn, children: Karen (Brian) Memmott, David (Tricia) Pratt, Laura Jayne LeVitre, and Shali Ann (Jeffrey) Shirley. He is also survived by grandchildren: Tesha, Tierra and Tasia Memmott; Danielle, Lauren, Nathan and Connor Pratt; Sarah, Lindsay and Amanda LeVitre; Tiana, Peter, August and baby girl Shirley. Mother and siblings: Mary S. Pratt, Craig (Deanna) Pratt, Koleen (Larry) Shaw, and Kathleen (George) Hyde. He was preceded in death by his father.

The family expresses special thanks to Doctors Neeraj Agarwal, John Hoffman and Jonathan Tward at Huntsman Cancer Center who made it possible for Von to experience some of the most incredible months of his life. The family is also grateful to Leslie Johnson, Carl Cox and Monika at Gunnison Valley Hospital Home Health and Hospice for their help and support during the final months of his life.

Funeral services will be held in the Gunnison LDS Stake Center, 80 West Center Street, Gunnison, Utah, on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 12 noon. Friends may call on Sunday, May 17 at the Stake Center from 7 pm to 9 pm and prior to services on Monday from 10-11:30 am. Burial will be in the Gunnison City Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to LDS Humanitarian Services, the Huntsman Cancer Center or to a charity of your choice.


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Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

CarolSSteeleCarol S. Steele

1934 – 2015

Salina, Utah – Carol Sorensen Steele, age 80, of Salina, passed away on May 2, 2015 at her son’s home in American Fork, Utah.   She was born  December 25, 1934 in Salina, Utah,  a daughter of James H. and Ardeth Curtis Sorensen.   She lived a vibrant childhood. She was avid swimmer, tennis player, cheerleader and expressed her love of music through the violin. Her sparkling charm and animated personality enchanted all those around her.

Carol graduated from North Sevier High School, Class of 1953, before marrying her sweetheart Robert Frank Steele on November 27th of the same year. They were later sealed in the Manti LDS Temple on May 5, 1979. Together they raised their two children, Connie Sue Steele and John Robert Steele in Salina, where they made many lasting friends.

A lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served her community as a church librarian for many years. Her employment at Paulette’s Smart Shop brought her years of joy and enduring memories. She delighted in painting and had a great love for the outdoors. Carol was also known for her passion for gardening.  She loved to listen to the birds as she planted flowers in the springtime, illuminating her yard with color and beauty.

Carol was and is an inspiration to all of her family, she touched their lives for the better, and her example and legacy of love will continue to live through them all.

Carol is survived by her children: Connie S. Peterson of Salina; John and Clary Steele of American Fork; her sister June Berger of Arvada, Colorado; five grandchildren, five great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, one nephew, and one great niece. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Grave side services will be held Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in the Salina Eastside Cemetery.  Friends may call for viewing at the Springer  Turner Funeral Home, 150 east Main Street in Salina, Saturday from 12 Noon to 1:30 prior to the services.

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

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

IMG_2958Linda Kay Roberts Helms, age 55 of Jasper, Alabama passed away Saturday May 2, 2015 at UAB Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama due to complications after routine surgery.


Linda was born March 20, 1960 to Deloy Roberts and Phyllis Hansen Roberts in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was a member of the North Sevier High School Class of 1978. In 1998 Linda moved to Jasper, Alabama to be with the love of her life, Dennis Helms, where they have enjoyed nearly 16 years of marriage. Funeral services will be Friday May 8, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the New Horizon Memorial Chapel in Dora, Alabama. Stanley Way will offer the eulogy. Burial will follow in New Horizon Memorial Gardens in Dora. Visitation will be Thursday from 6-8 pm at the funeral home.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Deloy and Phyllis Roberts, and her cherished brothers Larry, Con, Jim, Bud, Roy and Blaine, along with a host of dear sister-in-laws, uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Survivors include her beloved husband, Dennis Helms; children, Stanley Way (Anna Melissa), Dana Helms (Jeremy), Danny Helms (Loni); grandchildren, George, Ashley, Wesley, Sydni, Sahara, Billy and Alexis; brother, Ray Roberts (Cheri) of Salina, Utah; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and a host of friends.


Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

BoydPaulAndersonBoyd Paul (Sid) Anderson

1933 – 2015

If you are reading this I have left this earthly place to find a nice fishin’ hole to put my boat in and drop a line.  I passed away April 24, 2015 in Centerfield, Utah, having had a wonderful and blessed life.  I was born February 12, 1933 in Rolapp, Carbon County, Utah, the oldest of three children. My family moved to Manti, Utah when I was a young child where I went to school and graduated.  As a child I helped my dad raise turkeys and started working in the family Dog Valley Coal Mine at the age of 12 as a gopher.  As a teenager I had a lot of good times getting into mischief with my buddy Murray.  In 1951 I enlisted in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict for four years and was stationed in Wichita Falls, TX and Sacramento, CA. I married my high school sweetheart Marilyn (Smitty) Smith on October 12, 1951 celebrating almost 64 years of marriage and four children, Scott, Sheila, Suzette and Sid.

After California, we moved back to Utah to raise our family.  We owned Dog Valley Coal Mine, Boyd Anderson Trucking and Anderson Transport helping to build many roads and highways in Utah, Arizona, Nevada and Idaho.  In 1974 we moved to Las Vegas, NV, to start a new adventure where we owned Bonanza Ready Mix and Bonanza Materials along with the Trucking and Transport companies supplying many materials for roads, highways, bridges and casinos. Retirement was very rewarding.  I enjoyed spending time at our cabin, fishing at Fish Lake, boating on Lake Mead and spending time with my family.

Survived by my wife Marilyn, Salina, UT, our children and their spouses, Scott and Sandy, Bountiful, UT, Sheila, Gunnison, UT, Suzette and Gary Sterner, and Sid and Robin, Las Vegas, NV.  My grandchildren, their spouses and my great grandchildren, Rusty, Shiloh(Mar and Jordi – residing in Barcelona, Spain), Rhett (Teresa, Gage Boyd and Emree), Melissa (Greg, Brayden, and baby boy), Cassidy(Kris and Wylie), Sean(Sallie and Adalee), Chansey (Chance and Hendrix), Cortney (Cody), Siara (Shawn and baby girl), Challis and Leandra (Michael and Avery).  That’s eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren  including Kezzley and Tezlin, with two due in October.  Wow…. what a legacy.  I have had great friends in my life which include Murray, Kent (Speedy), and Joe to get into trouble with.

Preceded in death by my parents Archie Paul and Adelia (Ada) Sidwell Anderson, brother Donald, sister Carolyn, brother-in-law Mel, nephew Paul and niece Janone Jensen, including many family and friends that I look forward to seeing again.

Thank you to the doctors and care givers at the Mission Community Care Center, Gunnison Valley Hospital, Gunnison Home Health Care and Hospice, and Huntsman Cancer Institute for their kindness, compassion and care.

My celebration of life services will be held Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 12 Noon at the Salina LDS Stake Center 98 West 400 North, Salina, Utah.  A viewing at the Salina LDS Stake Center 98 West 400 North, Salina, Utah, will be Friday evening from 6 to 8 pm and again at the Stake Center Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 9:30 to 11:30 am prior to services.

My burial will be in the Manti City Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Manti American Legion Post #31 and the Hill Air Force Base Honor Guard under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Casper,-Elvera-young-obit Casper,-Elvera-obitSena Elvera Kennedy Casper

1932 – 2015


Sena Elvera Kennedy Casper, born February 4, 1932 to Don William and Sena Hartense Crowther Kennedy at Aurora, Utah.  She was the 1st child in a family of 5 children. In her early years Elvera lived with her family in a small 2 room house in Aurora. In 1946 she moved with her family to Mapleton, Utah. Sena Elvera Kennedy married Kenneth Glen Casper, July 10, 1948 in Provo, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti, Utah LDS Temple May 5, 1990. They lived in Provo, Utah, later living in both California and Nevada, then returning to Orem, Utah where they purchased a small white frame home where they lived for several years adding many rooms and children. They had 8 children, 5 girls and 3 boys, Judy Kay, Michael Glenn, Nancy Kaye, Sandra Lynn, Kenneth Lee, Rickey Don, Sherry DeAnn and Sena Michelle.  They worked very hard to make a nice home and a good life for their family. She loved crocheting, painting and really enjoyed playing Bingo.  She also enjoyed her trips to the Pleasant Grove McDonalds with her grandson Jesse for a “Dr. Pepper no ice” as well as her time with many friends at the Jacobs Senior Center in Pleasant Grove, Utah.  Kenneth Glen passed away May 2, 1989.  After his death she lived for a short time in Ivins and Washington, Utah.  Her last place of residency was in Pleasant Grove, Utah, living with her youngest daughter Michelle and her grandson Jesse.  Sena Elvera Kennedy Casper passed peacefully in her sleep the morning of April 24, 2015.


She is survived by 6 Children, Michael Glenn (Kathleen)Lehi, Utah;  Sandra Lynn (Dale Pratt), Oak City, Utah;  Kenneth Lee “Beany” (Rebecca), Orem, Utah;  Rickey Don (LoReen), Orem, Utah;  Sherry DeAnn (Robert Trafny) California and; Sena Michelle (Andrew Hollobaugh), Pleasant Grove, Utah; 28 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, daughters Judy Kay and Nancy, and 1 grandson Joshua.  Also preceding her in death were her parents and brothers and sisters.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Garden 6th Ward Chapel, 905 North 500 West, Pleasant Grove, Utah. Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 East Center street, Thursday from 6-8:00 p.m. and at the church Friday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, East Lawn Memorial Hills. Condolences may be sent online at



Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Hansen,-Golda-obitGolda Eva Hansen

1931 – 2015


Golda was born January 18, 1931 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Richard Heber Murphy and Loverna Catherine Johnson Murphy. She was the 7th of 9 children.


She married Ray George Crowther November 24, 1950 in Redmond, Utah. They made their home in Axtell, Centerfield and Gunnison, Utah. They were the parents of two children, Brad Ray and Kathleen. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti Temple May 5, 2012.


She married Glen Lamont Hansen August 15, 1975 in Manti, Utah. They made their home in Provo, Utah.


Golda attended Utah Valley Technical College, earning her secretarial degree. She worked as a medical secretary on the Orthopedic and Neurological floor of Utah Valley Hospital for 20 years. After she retired, she volunteered as a “Pink Lady” for another 5 years.


Golda was an active member for the Franklin 1st Ward. She has served in numerous callings throughout her life. She was ordinance worker at the Provo Temple for several years and a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.


She enjoyed traveling, dancing, sewing, cooking, gardening, but most of all she loved her family.


Golda was preceded in death by both Ray and Lamont. She is survived by Brad and Eva Crowther, Cuba, New Mexico; Terry and Kathleen Crowther Hawkins, Bloomfield, New Mexico; Moroni Frenzel, companion and best friend, Provo, Utah. Brother George Murphy, Kimberely, Idaho and numerous nieces and nephews.


Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at the Franklin 1st Ward Chapel, 601 West 300 South, Provo. Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 East Center Street, Tuesday form 6-8:00 p.m. and at the church Wednesday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Centerfield City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent online at