Bryant Mickelsen

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

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Redmond, Utah

“Archie” or “Butch”, Bryant Evan Mickelsen, 71, passed away September 13, 2015 at his home in Redmond with his family around him. He was born November 24, 1943 in Salina to Evan Archie and Marjorie L. Lindhardt Mickelsen. He married Linda Lou Shaw, February 8, 1964 in Aurora. The marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple, October 16, 1967.

After marrying his life long companion and best friend, Linda, they moved to Salt Lake City and started their family.

Bryant worked at Hill Field doing electronics, and after hours and part time, he developed a keen interest in the construction trades while working with his brothers-in-law. In 1972 he established Mickelsen Construction Company and for the next 43 years he would enjoy working with his sons, brothers, nephews, and others. He was a major force in the construction of exceptionally built homes in and around the Sanpete and Sevier valleys. He built community centers and many other structures. His contribution did not end there. He was the driving force in the development and construction of several town veteran memorials as well as two beautiful rock monuments at both ends of his beloved Redmond. “Butch” insisted that memorials were for those who gave their all… not for those who contributed to the project in any way. His way of thinking was to provide the service, get others to freely contribute and stay out of the lime light as much as possible.

Family was “Pop’s” first priority. He loved driving his team of horses to elk camp with “The Guys” and taking his family to the annual “Squatters Campout” Mickelsen Family Reunion. He was respected and loved by many.

He is survived by his wife of Redmond; children, Garyn (Angela) Mickelsen, Redmond; Alesha (Mark) Johnson, Salina; Nichole (Corey) Thurston, Redmond; Kevin (Heidi) Mickelsen, Salina; and Joby (Starli) Mickelsen, Salina; 16 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson with one on the way; siblings: LaVona Peterson, Sandy; Beth (Jarl) Klungervik, St. George; Maylen (Nikki) Mickelsen, Redmond; Marla (Paul) Frischknecht, Gunnison; Tamra Hardman, Riverton; Rick (Kathy) Mickelsen, Redmond.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Roger Peterson.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 12:00 Noon in the Redmond 2nd LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call at the ward chapel in Redmond on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 or on Friday from 10:00 to 11:30. Burial will be in the Redmond Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guest book


Frances T. Nielson

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

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1933 – 2015

Centerfield, Utah – Our kind and beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Frances Faye Taylor Nielson, age 82, passed away in Provo, Utah on Sunday September 6, 2015. after sustaining injuries from a fall in her home.  She was born February 27, 1933 in Altha, Florida, a daughter of William Frank and Louie Vilante Stanford Taylor.  She was the youngest of three children born to them.

At age 14, she came to Utah, all alone, seeking to live in the land of Zion to be with and study more about the LDS religion of which she was already a member and loved so much.

She graduated from Jordan High School and went on to graduate from LDS Business College, where she met and married Robert Clair Bown in 1952 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  They had 3 children and later divorced.  She then married Ira J. Nielson on June 17, 1965 in Salt Lake City. They then had one child together.  Their marriage was later sealed in the Manti LDS Temple on June 17, 2004.   Ira preceded her in death on August 17, 2013.

She is survived by her children: Connie and James Eldridge of Westminster, California; Rob and Shari Bown of Richfield; Blaine and Claudia Nielson of Axtell; Kent and Kantima Bown of Midvale; Michael Nielson of St. George; Mary Maes of Richfield; Rachel Nielson and Teena Snyder of Centerfield; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ira;  a grandson, Justin Lynn Bown; a brother, Vance Taylor and a sister, Lucille Dworak.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. in the Axtell lst LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Wednesday morning from 11:00 to 12:30 prior to the services.

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

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Pauline Davis Hardy

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

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1929 – 2015

Salina, Utah – Our warm and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt, Pauline Davis Hardy, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 4, 2015 in Salina, Utah at her home with her family by her side.
She was born July 25, 1929 in Layton, Utah. A daughter of Oliver Paul and May Davis. She married her sweetheart, Robert Hardy June 24, 1955 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

Pauline was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she served in many callings including Second Counselor in the Stake Relief Society, Relief Society President, Primary President, and many more. She served her Heavenly Father honorably.

Her passions in life were sewing, quilting, crocheting, knitting, and genealogy. She also enjoyed singing in the church choir, and performing compassionate service.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Robert Hardy of Salina; her daughters: Laura (Rocky) Williams of Salina; Cindy (Gregory) Noyes of West Jordan; Heather (Jeremy) Durrant of Payson; her sons: Robert Bubba Hardy of Henderson, Nevada; Gregory (Pris) Hardy of Clinton; Douglas John Hardy of Las Vegas, Nevada; Blain (Gwenaley) Hardy of Ephraim; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren who were the light of her life; a brother Warren (Laurette) Davis of Riverton; many sister-in-laws, brother-in laws, and nieces and nephews.

Pauline was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter Shirlene Hardy; a son-in-law Gregory Noyes; 4 brothers: Robert, Vaughen, Mick, and Thomas Davis; a sister Carolyn Davis.

Graveside services will be 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 in the Redwood Memorial Estates Cemetery 6500 Redwood Road, Salt Lake City, Utah. Friends may call for viewing 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday evening at the Springer Turner Funeral Home, 150 East Main, Salina, Utah.

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

The family would like to extend a a special thank you to At Home Health of Salina for the loving care they gave our mom. Thank you for your compassion and kindness!

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Renee Rasmussen Anderson

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

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August 8, 1933 – August 27, 2015
Resided in Murray, UT                                  Obituary


8/8/1933 ~ 8/27/2015

Renee Rasmussen Anderson passed away due to heart failure, August 27, 2015 at the age of 82. She was born August 8, 1933 to Leath and LaFaye Rasmussen. She was raised in Salina, Utah where she graduated from North Sevier High School with honors. She then received her degree from BYU in

Elementary Education, and taught first grade in the Salt Lake School District. While attending BYU she met her sweetheart Hal Anderson, and they were married in the Manti Temple June 8, 1955. They recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. She was an active member of the LDS church where she served in many callings, but her main focus was her family and home.


Renee is survived by her husband Hal; their 5 children, Shauna (Rick) Lloyd, Scott (Lonna), Trent (Karen), Michelle (Doug) McDougal, Derek (Brooke); 17 Grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren. Also, survived by siblings; Rae Dawn (Gordon) Sutherland; Deanna Thompson; Bryan (Kathy) Rasmussen. Preceded in death by her parents.


Viewings will be held at the Little Cottonwood Stake Center, 6180 So Glen Oaks St., Murray, Utah, Tuesday, September 1, 2015 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, September 2, 2015 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Funeral services will be held at the same location, Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Salina Utah East Side Cemetery.


Colleen L. Dastrup

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

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1935 – 2015

Salina, Utah – Our kind and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Colleen Larsen Dastrup, age 80, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 28, 2015 in Richfield.  She was born May 24, 1935 in Richfield, a daughter of Willis George and Edna Spafford Larsen.  She married Newell D. Dastrup, June 28, 1952 in Richfield.  Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple July 1, 2000.  Newell preceded her in death on July 25, 2001.

Colleen was an active member of the LDS Church, serving as a dedicated Visiting Teacher and in numerous other callings throughout the years.

She enjoyed gardening, camping, fishing, riding 4-wheelers and any kind of a party.  She loved watching the Jazz games. “Go JAZZ.”

Colleen  is survived by her children: Paul W. and Denise Dastrup of Panguitch; Brenda Tanner of Redmond; Karen and Kim Anderson of Richfield; N. David and Chantel Dastrup of Nephi; Kent B. “Buddy” and Lisa Dastrup of Cedar City; 21 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willis and Edna Larsen; her husband, Newell D. Dastrup; two daughters: Susan Colleen Addy Rasmussen and Diane Dastrup; and two sisters: Janet Larsen and Barbara Anderson.

The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to the wonderful staff, management and doctors at the Richfield Care Center, for all their love, support and kindness show to our dear Mom over the past 18 months.

Grave side services will be held Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 12 Noon in the Richfield City Cemetery.  Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Salina, Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Richfield, Wednesday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 prior to the graveside.

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

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Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

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1989 – 2015

Redmond/Delta, Utah – Our loving and caring husband, father, son, brother and uncle, Michael Dean “Mike” O’Neil, age 26, passed from this earthly life on August 4, 2015 at Frog Flat in Sevier County on the West Mountain.  He was born July 22, 1989 in Delta, Utah, a son of Danny Gene and Julie Ann Meacham O’Neil.

He married Susana Jakeline Alvarez, December 4, 2011 in Hinckley, Utah.

Mike experienced many difficulties in this life, but came through them as a stronger person.  He developed strength through his struggles.

He loved his kids and family.  He was a big flirt with a cheesy smile.  He loved to tease and joke.

Mike enjoyed riding 4 wheelers, camping, playing with his nieces and nephews.  He was loving and caring and loved his family .  He was known as Uncle Mike to many.

He is survived by his wife of Delta; son, Ziven Dean O’Neil and daughter, Zaylee Jakeline O’Neil, both of Delta; mother, Julie O’Neil of Delta; father, Danny G. O’Neil Sr. of Redmond; brothers and sisters: D.J. and Aniesha O’Neil of Oasis’ Andrew and Tabby O’Neil of Delta; Melissa and Lynn Ekker of Redmond; Angela and Martin Macias of Delta; 8 beautiful nieces; 8 awesome nephews; 3 awesome great-nephews; grandfather, Jesus Avalos of Delta; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents: Arda Avalos, Darold Stanworth and Ruby Shaw; great-grandmother: Lucille Meacham; a nephew: Jake Edward Ekker and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 10, 2015 in the Delta 1st LDS Ward Chapel.

Burial was in the Delta City Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the family in the memory of Mike O’Neil.

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Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

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Fairview, Utah

Cody Talbot Lee, 27, passed away August 20, 2015 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. He was born December 16, 1987 in Richfield, Utah to Jerrae Despain Blake and Scott Talbot Lee.

On Cody’s Facebook page he said of himself: “Redneck. I love anything to do with outdoors: hunting, fishing, swimming, camping, four-wheelers, and dirt bikes and fast cars and big trucks…and my dog.” He also enjoyed spending time with his girls, nieces and nephews. He liked having a good time and was always up for a party as long as there was food. He was always willing to help others. If you couldn’t find Cody — he would be at Redmond Lake fishing.

He is survived by his daughter: Kiera Rayne Davis, Richfield; step-children: Alexus Subits, Salina; and Elijah Wayne Holt, Richfield; mother: Jerrae (David) Blake, Salina; father: Scott Lee, Fairview; siblings: Monica Shields, Salina; Justina (Jeff) Charles, Central Valley; Scott (Tanya) Lee, Jr., Fairview; Tabatha Thrailkill, Salina; Savanna (Bradley) Snow, Mt. Pleasant; step-siblings: Jodi (Trevor) Simon, White Water, CO; Jesse (Kate) Blake, Pleasant View; Stacy Blake, Hurricane; Matthew (Mindy) Blake, North Logan; Angie (Ramsay) Robison, Richfield; Jeff (Mandi) Blake, Mona; Bradley (Evelyn) Blake, West Valley City; Samantha (Ruben) Martinez, Harrisville; Adrianna (Trever) Murri, Hurricane; Danielle (Trenton) Ipson, Hurricane; grandparents: Don Ray and Eunice Despain; step-grandparents: Alma and Norma Blake.


Preceeded in death by brother: Loren Lee; grandparents: Eddie Lee, Sr. and Anna Clayton; step-brother Brian Blake; step-niece, Aspen Murri;

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 24, 2015 at 11:00 am in the Magleby Mortuary Chapel in Richfield, 50 S 100 W, where friends may call from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Salina Eastside Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.


Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

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1935 – 2015

Sandy, Utah – Our kind and beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin, and friend Jerold Gated Shields returned home to our loving Heavenly Father on August 22, 2015, in Sandy, Utah.

Jerold was born on December 1, 1935 in Salina, Utah the son of Ellaroy and Hilda Gates Shields. He grew up in Salina and graduated from North Sevier High School with the class of 1954. He married Mary Evelyn Rasmussen on October  7, 1955 in the Manti LDS Temple , in Manti, Utah, and they’ve spent many happy years together since.

Jerold was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served in numerous callings in the church.  He loved horses and was a Member of the Salina Riding Club. He also served in many positions within the Boy Scouts of America.

Jerold lived for service. If someone called for help he was there before the phone hung up. He loved people. He was a hard worker who always gave 110%. He was considered one of the top three grader operators in the state of Utah. He always said “If you can’t do it decent, don’t do it at all!”  He liked to garden, and he loved to share his produce with others. He loved hunting and fishing, but his favorite pastime was working with wood. He could turn a piece of wood into a masterpiece. He enjoyed working with his hands, but more than anything he loved his family.

He is survived by his wife Evelyn Shields of Sandy; his children: Stewart Shields of Henderson, Nevada; M’Shelle and Brett Shaw of Salina; Jeffrey Shields of Sandy; Patrick and Annie Shields of Sandy; a brother LeRoy and Hayda Shields of Salina; 12 Grandchildren and 12 Great-Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by both of his  parents; his sister and brother-in- law Norma and Kay Nielson ; his brother and sister-in-law Howard and Wynonna Shields; his parents-in-law Maurice and Therrsa Rasmussen; his granddaughter Amelia Faye Shields.

Funeral services will be held at 12 NOON on Saturday, August 29 in the Crescent Ridge LDS Stake Center, 1265 E 11000 South, Sandy, Utah. Friends may call for viewing at the Stake Center from 9:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. prior to services. Burial will be the same day at 5:00 P.M. in the Pioneer Cemetery, 900 North Quarry Road in Salina, Utah.

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

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Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Allen W. Milbury

1931 – 2015

Aurora, Utah –  Allen Wendell Milbury, 84, died August 11, 2015 at his home in Aurora.  He will be remembered as someone who filled his life with a passion for learning.

He was born May 5, 1931 in Beverly, Maine, the oldest son of Arthur Rupert and Elinor Frances Hawes Milbury. As a New Englander, he valued self-reliance and common sense. He founded and directed the Instructional Technology program at the University of Southern Maine and as an Associate Professor, encouraged thousands of students to pursue advanced degrees and diverse careers across the globe.

A graduate of Hampton High School (Class of 1950) in Hampton, NH, he went on to serve in the US Army during the Korean War. After his Army service he attended the General Motors Institute in Michigan and became a Service Manger for the Hampton, NH Pontiac dealership. He then attended the University of New Hampshire, earning a BS in Geology in 1960 and an MS, Ed.S and Ph.D in Education from Indiana University (IU), finishing in 1969. He was most proud of his “Order of the Grinding Gears” Degree, awarded by professors and peers at IU.

He married Mary Chapman in Exeter, New Hampshire and together they raised two daughters.

After retirement, he was a recreation guard on Boulder Mountain for the Dixie National Forest and an EMT for 13 years in Gorham, ME. One of his many interests was restoring antique trucks, resurrecting them from rusty junk to beautiful and reliable working vehicles. His 1941 International pickup was a welcome sight across the nation at American Truck Historical Society shows.

He was unsurpassed in his ability to remember people, places and names, often making connections among complete strangers at a truck stop, restaurant or gas station. He had at least one friend in every state and never missed an opportunity to pay a visit, even if it meant driving 400 or more miles out of the way. Known for an incredible array of talents, skills and knowledge, perhaps his most welcome challenge was to be handed anything broken and return it repaired and better than new. From precision machine work to welding to engine repair, Allen never met a mechanical problem he couldn’t solve.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Milbury of Aurora, UT; daughters Linda Milbury Chappell (George) of Aurora, UT and Janet Milbury Borg (Bob Palin) of Cedar City, UT; sisters Barbara Waldron (John) of Ashford, CT, Carol Milbury of Newmarket, NH, brother Donald Milbury (Mertie) of Chestnut Hill, MA, sister Elinor Bailey (Harold) of Hyde Park, VT, brother Frank Milbury (Kathleen) of Ashford, CT, sister Gayle Szydlo (Steve) of Hampton Falls, NH; and grandchildren, Kate Chappell (Dustin Oyler) and Wade Chappell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother-in-law, John Waldron, and sister-in-law, Mertie Milbury.

At his request, no services will be held.

Cards and remembrances of Allen may be sent to Mary Milbury, PO Box 461, Aurora, UT 84620.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Allen’s name may be sent to the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society, a nonprofit 501(C)3 organization, c/o Art Vanderlinden, 2296 Surrey Rd. Taylorsville, UT, 84129. Donations are tax-deductible.

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Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

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1928 – 2015

Vermillion, Utah – Burke Vernal Bastian walked away from his Vermillion home toward Heaven early in the morning on August 15, 2015, at the age of 87.  He was diagnosed with chronic leukemia in 1996, but lived his normal busy lifestyle on his farm until last November.  Beginning in December, Burke began fighting his last battle, which became increasingly difficult as the days and the weeks passed. Even when he was in debilitating pain, he never lost his kind and gentle nature, always thanking anyone who did anything to help him, and he often joked with those who cared for him along the way.


With his gentle, unassuming manner, and his indefatigable work ethic, Burke touched everyone who knew him. He treated everyone as an equal and never forgot what it was like to be a child, a trait that delighted his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, because they always had someone to play with, hunt with, fish with, or work with, and all the while listening to Burke’s captivating stories. He never considered himself an especially literate person, but he was a born storyteller and filled the lives of his family and friends with rich stories from the past that sparkled with humor. He was great at making funny faces, too, as he entertained the kids – both little and grown.


A devout and faithful member of the LDS Church, Burke served in many callings including: counselor in three different Bishoprics, financial clerk for about 20 years, Sunday School teacher, and as the Young Men’s President at the age of 70. He had an unwavering faith in the gospel, and lived his life with impeccable integrity. The young people who were lucky enough to work with him enjoyed learning the gospel because of his ability to make difficult topics clear, and they loved being with Burke.


He was born May 1, 1928 in Vermillion, a son of Vernal and Sadie Payne Bastian. As a boy, he enjoyed trapping muskrats, and he sold the hides and carefully saved his money to purchase his first 20 acres of farm land at age 17. He also enjoyed raising pigeons, and hunting and fishing with his dad. He graduated from Richfield High School, Class of 1946. He served for two years in the Eastern States Mission in Kentucky, West Virginia, and Tennessee, and served his country in the United States Air Force. He always had a fierce love for his country, the Founding Fathers, and the constitution—a document he knew almost as well as the LDS scriptures he could quote at great length.

He served as Mayor of Sigurd Town for 8 years. He also served as Secretary for the Vermillion Irrigation Company for many years.

Burke married the love of his life, Irelta Mae Blau, October 15, 1954 in the Mesa Arizona LDS Temple. She died February 11, 1994. Together they raised six children, each of whom also married in the temple.


He is survived by his children: Bonnie and Steven Moore of Logan; Jolene and Ed Robbins of Alton; Bevan Vern and Gay Bastian of Axtell; Eric Douglas and Julie Bastian of Twin Falls, Idaho; Nolan Dee and Vicky Bastian of Sigurd; Tammy and Brent Low of South Jordan; 28 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters and brother: LaRee Balle and Alma Bastian, both of Sigurd; and Sharon Hone of American Fork.


Burke’s family would like to especially thank Dane Houston, Sigurd, who has volunteered countless hours to keep the Bastian farm doing during Burke’s illness. Their gratitude also goes to Cathy Thalman Blood, who provided Burke with kind and competent hospice care in his final days.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernal and Sadie Bastian; his beloved wife, Irelta; and two sisters: Rae Kreutzer and Ruth Bastian.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in the Sigurd LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Richfield, Friday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or at the ward chapel in Sigurd, Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 prior to the services.

Burial with military honors accorded by the VFW Sevier Post #5050 and the United States Air Force will be in the Vermillion Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.


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