Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Roger RassusenRoger William Rasmussen 5/8/1930-4/29/2014


Roger William Rasmussen, 83, of Farmington, New Mexico, passed away April 29, 2014 in Farmington. He was born May 8, 1930 in Centerfield, Utah to William L. and Minnie Ann “Dolly” Carson Rasmussen.

Roger married his high school sweetheart, Colleen Mickelsen, in 1947. The marriage was later solemnized in the Manti, Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Roger spent 2 years in the United States Army. After his honorable discharge, he returned home to Salina, Utah , to work as a mechanic in a coal mine. In 1951, he was buried in a mine cave in and after recovering from his life threatening injuries, decided that that was not the career he wanted. He then worked as an automobile mechanic for a number of years. Watchmaking was something that was in his blood generations back to his ancestors that were clockmakers in Denmark, and he had always had an interest in it. He decided to make that his career.

In the 60’s, he worked for several prominent jewelry stores in Utah, culminating with 5 years at Bullock & Losee Jewelers in Provo, Utah, as their shop foreman and primary jeweler. During this time, he completed a course of education at the Rolex School of Watchmaking in New   York City, and many jewelry designing courses as well.

In 1972, he purchased Alexander’s Fine Jewelry in Laramie, Wyoming. He went on to open jewelry stores in Greeley, Colorado; Salina, Utah; Gallup, New Mexico; Phoenix, Arizona; and Farmington, New   Mexico. The Laramie and Farmington stores remain in the family to this day.

Roger retired in 1994, but continued to do all of the watch and clock repair for Alexander’s Fine Jewelry in Farmington, until he was 80.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; granddaughter and her husband, Lexi and Trent Pabst; and grandson, Jim Hall. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Colleen, and the children who thought he was the greatest Dad in the world, Linda (Paul) Meredith of Payson, UT; Jim (Barb) Rasmussen of Laramie, Wyoming; Jill (Michael) Davis of Farmington, NM; and Dave (Jan) Rasmussen of Farmington, NM; sister, Nina Fay, of CA; 11 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren, one of which is currently serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the California Long Beach Mission.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Life Care and Beehive Home #4 for their exceptional care of Roger.

Roger’s care is entrusted to Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home in Farmington and Springer Turner Funeral Home in Salina, UT. There will be a viewing from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm on Tuesday, May 6th at Springer Turner Funeral Home just prior to interment at 1:00 p.m. in the Pioneer Cemetery in Salina, UT. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

MarjoriePoulsonMarjorie Poulson

1925 – 2014

Redmond, Utah – Marjorie Lowry Poulson, 88 of RedmondUtah, peacefully passed away April 26, 2014 in St. George, Utah. She was born in Manti, Utah, December 15, 1925 to Lester Jay and Anna Elvera Danielson Lowry.

She attended MantiHigh School and was honored to be crowned the first Miss Manti.

She married Willis “Bill” Andrew Poulson, March 25, 1949 in Redmond, Utah. She was later sealed to her husband in the MantiLDSTempleApril 24, 1952. He died January 3, 2008.

She worked as a bookkeeper and office manager for the Perfect Pleat Factory. Her daughter remembers the joy she had selling Avon for 25 years as it gave her a chance to meet and interact with many people. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and worked hard to create a beautiful home with lovely flowers in her yard.

She and “Bill” enjoyed the association with lots of fun-loving friends. They traveled and celebrated birthdays together regularly. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and worked for a time at the MantiTemple with her husband. She loved music and taught it to the Primary children for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, David Poulson and Douglas Poulson; and dear husband “Bill” Poulson. She continually expressed her love and appreciation to her daughter, and her family, who she lived with for the past six years in Henderson, Nevada.

She is survived by her daughter, Tonya; brother, Dale J. Lowry; and sisters Charlotte Christiansen and Michelle Anderson. She was blessed with 15 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Special Thanks to the St. George Horizon Hospice Specialist and Season’s CareCenter, including her sister Michelle for the loving care provided to her for the last three weeks as she peacefully said goodbye to family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 12, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the Redmond 1st LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Monday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 prior to the services.

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

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Thursday, May 1st, 2014

WayneBBurrWayne B. Burr

1928 – 2014

Salina, Utah – Wayne B. Burr returned home to his Heavenly Father on the morning of April 26, 2014, in Richfield, Utah. A husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend, Wayne devoted his life of service to family and neighbors for 85 years.

He was born in Salina, Utah, on August 25, 1928, to Myron Beason and Olive Mickelsen Burr. After graduating from NorthSevierHigh School, Wayne proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1948 to 1952 as part of the Navel Construction Force, better known as the Seabees. He enjoyed sharing tales of constructing causeways and pontoon docks in countries such as Morocco, Trinidad, and Nova Scotia.

After his honorary discharge from the service, Wayne began his lifelong work in heavy construction. For over 30 years, he supervised many highway projects throughout Utah and surrounding states for L.A. Young Construction Co., where he developed lifelong friends. Wayne belonged to the Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3. He also worked for the LDSChurch and the Salina Utah Stake for 17 years.

Wayne married his eternal sweetheart Arda Lucille Johnson in the MantiTemple on April 17, 1953. He raised his family of four children, Kent, Craig, Carolyn, and Linda, who brought him joy throughout his life. He enjoyed spending time with his family in the mountains and deserts of Central Utah. He loved working in his yard, helping neighbors trim trees, walking in the foothills near his home, visiting his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and especially riding in the Gator with his son Kent.

Wayne was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served in various callings including Bishop, counselor, high council member, and home teacher. Involved in many community projects, Wayne especially took pride in the beautification of the Salina City Cemeteries.

He is survived by his wife, Arda; sons, Kent Wayne Burr of Salina and Craig (Jackie) Burr of Spanish Fork; daughters, Carolyn (Russel) Christensen of Richfield and Linda (Merrill) Hugentobler of Moab; siblings, Verna Dean Bigler, Elaine Burr, James G. (Ann) Burr and Brent (Janece) Burr. He leaves behind 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Myron Jack Burr.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 2, at 11:00 a.m., in the Salina 2nd ward chapel, 85 South 100 East in Salina. Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home, 150   East Main Street in Salina, Thursday, May 1, from 6 to 8 p.m., or Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the services.

Interment with military honors accorded by the Salina American Legion Post #36 and the Utah Honor Guard will be in the SalinaEastsideCemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Thursday, May 1st, 2014


VirginiaCrane1Virginia M. Crane


1927 – 2014


Salina, Utah – Virginia Mason Crane, age 87, passed away April 24, 2014 at her home in Salina of causes incident to age. She was born January 28, 1927 in Aurora, Utah, a daughter of Aldon and Sylvia Shaw Mason. She married Garth Clayton Crane, December 18, 1946 in Aurora. Their marriage was later solemnized in the MantiLDSTemple.


Virginia is survived by her husband, Clayton; children: Larry and Ellen Crane; Cathie Lin Sampson; Shirece and Alvin Owens; 10 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; a sister, Valna Joy Wasden.


She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Homer and Nina Mason; Hilmar and Reba Mason; brother-in-law: Thad Wasden; granddaughter: Theresa Bosshardt; and a great-granddaughter: Masie Dawn Crane.


Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 12:00 Noon in the Salina LDS Stake Center, 98 West 400 North in Salina, where friends may call for viewing Wednesday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 prior to the services.


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


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Friday, April 25th, 2014

ThomasWoodside1Thomas W. Woodside

“Lil Woody”

Salina, Utah – Our beloved father, grandfather and brother, Thomas Wade Woodside, “Lil Woody” age 55, died April 18, 2014 in Orem, Utah, of a massive heart attack. He was born July 20, 1958 in Gunnison, Utah, a son of Charles Ludora and RaeDean Jensen Woodside. He married Vicky Sue Duffin, September 25, 1982 in Salina, Utah. They were later divorced.

“Lil Woody” enjoyed playing darts, fishing, building barn wood furniture, making wizards, pilfering, collecting stuff, but most of all he loved gardening, yard work and making his yard beautiful. Woody was very talented and was loved by tons of folks.

He is survived by his children: Natasha Woodside of Salina; Josh Woodside of Las Vegas, Nevada; five grandchildren: Domonique Woodside, Shelbie Woodside, Shawnee Mendez-Woodside, Jemma Woodside and Abel Mendez-Woodside; brothers and sisters: Charles Ray “Woody” and Debbie Woodside of Salina; Warren and Betty Woodside of Manti; Nancy and Jim Jacobson of Moroni; Sharl and Allen Karf of Salt Lake City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Ludora and RaeDean J. Woodside; his grandparents: Richard Ray and Mary Kay Peterson Jensen; Charles S. and Rate Louise Myers Woodside.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Zion’s Bank in the name of Thomas W. Woodside.

Grave side services will be held Friday, April 25, 2014 at 12 Noon in the SalinaPioneerCemetery. Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Salina, Thursday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Friday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 prior to the services.

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

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Thursday, April 10th, 2014

DonnaShip1Donna Shipp

1943 – 2014

Salina, Utah – Our kind and beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Donna Marie Pintar Shipp, age 72, died March 29, 2014 at her home in Salina, after a brave battle with lung cancer.

She was born February 20, 1943 in Butte, Montana, a daughter of Franklin and Rachael Marie Davis Pintar. She attended SaltLakeCommunity College and got an Associate Degree in Accounting.

She married Jerry Shipp and they were later divorced.

Donna was an avid gamer. She enjoyed video games, and was the proud owner of nearly every gaming system around.

She is survived by her ex-husband, Jerry Shipp of Salina; children: Marion Shipp and Jerry Shipp, both of Salina; Tina Shipp of Aurora and Franklin Richard Shipp of Mississippi; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; a brother, Anthony Pintar of San Diego, California.

She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Pintar; her mother, Rachel Marie Barthol; her step-father, Claude Barthol; a sister, Betty Jo Lind; and a grandson, Ray Lee Shipp.

Grave side services will be held Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. in the SalinaPioneerCemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

dadGregory Rae Noyes


01/06/57 – 03/28/2014


Salina/West Jordan, Utah – Our hearts are broken at the passing of our wonderful son, husband, father, brother, uncle and best “papa” ever.  Gregory Rae Noyes passed away on March 28, 2014 at home, surrounded by loved ones after an 11 year battle with cancer.

Greg filled our lives with love and kindness, and has left us with so many wonderful memories. He loved supporting his children in all of their interests. Whether it was 4H horse shows, BMX races, sporting events, or dance recitals he never missed an opportunity to be with his family.  He loved weekend fishing trips with his friends but, most of all, loved being on the lake, in his boat, with family and friends.

Greg graduated from North Sevier High School in 1975.  He married his high school sweetheart, Cindy Hardy, and they made their home in Logan, Utah where Greg went on to get a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and an MBA from Utah State University.  He enjoyed being involved in the community.  One of his favorite accomplishments was getting the Blackhawk arena built in Salina, Utah.  He worked with the committee for two years raising funds and organizing efforts.

Greg is survived by his wife, Cindy Hardy Noyes of West Jordan, Utah; Daughter, Nicole (Rock) Ogden of St. George, Utah; Son, Chance Noyes of West Jordan, Utah; parents, Rae and Gwen Noyes of Salina, Utah; in-laws, Bob and Pauline Hardy; Brother and Sister, Daryl (Carolee) Noyes and Belinda (Donald) Ervine; 4 grandchildren: Sage (12), Adyson (6), Kayson (5) and Sadie Rae (1); and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family would like to thank Greg’s second family at Rocky Mountain Power – He loved and missed you all – and Huntsman Cancer Institute for their valiant efforts in helping us fight this ugly disease.

A viewing will be held on 04/04/2014 from 6pm to 8pm at Broomhead Funeral Home 12590 South 2200 West, Riverton, Utah. Funeral Services will be held 04/05/2014 at Welby 2nd Ward 9376 South 4000 West, West Jordan, Utah at 12:00 noon with a viewing  prior to services  from 10:30am-11:30am.

Graveside services will be at Pioneer Cemetery (Salina Ut.)  4/5/2014 at 4:30 pm. Directions to cemetery, Turn East on 300 N. until you hit Quarry Road. Turn North on Quarry Road. Follow Quarry Road for about  7 tenth s of a mile. The cemetery will be on your left hand side.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Charlene Christiansen PicCharlene Christiansen

1939 – 2014

Redmond, Utah – Charlene Ide Christiansen, age 75, of Redmond, died March 30, 2014 in Prove, Utah. She was born March 25, 1939 in Price, Utah, a daughter of Charles Lemuel and Edna Lanor Day Ide.

Charlene attended Price High School and graduated in the class of 1957. She went on to attend and graduate from beauty school. She married Bard Christiansen, July 24, 1961 in Elko, Nevada. She was a member of the LDS Church.

Charlene loved spending time with her family, and her dogs. She loved being outdoors where she liked fishing, camping, or gardening. She was a wonderful cook and canner. She will be missed by her family and those who knew her.

She is survived by her children: Pat and Tammy Christiansen of Pleasant Grove; Carl and Christi Christiansen of Bluffdale; Joyce Christiansen of Eagle Mtn.; grandchildren: Bard Christiansen, Nicky and Troy Flacker, all of Pleasant Grove; Ashley and Joey Mack of West Valley City; John and Jenny Christiansen of Bluffdale; Carly Christiansen of West Valley City; Emily Christiansen of West Jordan; Chad and Brandie Bray of Eagle Mtn.; Shannon Bray and Troy Erickson of West Jordan; Jason Bray of Herriman; great-grandsons: Teegun Erickson of West Jordan and Ayden Mack of West Valley City; sister Lanor Jensen of Ferron; niece Geraldine Jensen of Ferron.

She was proceeded in death by both of her parents; her husband Bard Christiansen; her grandson Larry Christiansen; her brother Rex Ide.

Private family services will be held on Friday, April 4, 2014, 1:00PM in the Springer Turner Funeral Home Chapel at 150 East Main, Salina, Utah. Grave side services will be held at the Redmond Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Friday, March 28th, 2014

phina 1Saraphina Lilly —Our beautiful Saraphina was called to her Heavenly home Wednesday, March 12, 2014.


She was born May 15, 1964, daughter of Alfred and Stella Lilly.  She also lived with Gerald and Vaunda Colby and was a sister to Karen Colby Hales. Saraphina enjoyed her school years at North Sevier and always asked about former classmates and friends.


To know Saraphina was to love her. Her sense of humor and infectious laugh 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 two children, Tara-Lynn and Joshua, whom she willingly adopted and cherished.


Saraphina is survived by her children, two grandchildren, brothers; Norferd, Irvin, and Melvin, many nieces, nephews and close friends. Preceded in death by her parents and a brother.


Burial was in Gallup, New Mexico. An account has been set up at Wells Fargo to help with burial expenses under the name of  Norferd Lilly. Account #6182947868. Please post any memories you have of Saraphina on her Facebook page. In honor of her, pay it forward by doing something nice for someone as Sara did each day. We love you, Phina. Until we meet again, ayóó ánóshní, sweet sister.

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Holt.Jay.obitJay Holt

Venice, Utah

Our noble husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend, Jay Ronald Holt, 44, passed away on a beautiful Sabbath day, March 23, 2014 in Venice, after a courageous battle with cancer. He began his life on May 23, 1969 in Payson, a son of Ed and Berta Lou Dansie Holt. He grew up on a farm in Palmyra with his two brothers, Todd and Cody.

Jay loved the great outdoors: farming, raising market lambs for stock shows, fishing, hunting, and running. He trained hard for and enjoyed participating in half-marathons and other “road races”. He was genuinely kind to everyone. He honorably served as a full-time LDS missionary in the England Coventry mission, 1989-1991. He was forever a missionary through his excellent example of goodness.

Jay married his best friend Michelle “Mitch” Hales in the Jordan RiverTemple, November 20, 1992. And they were blessed with four children. He was an amazing husband and father and always took time for his wife and each of his children. He spent many hours coaching all kinds of sports. Some of his children’s favorite experiences were those they had playing sports with teams their father coached, dancing with his “gorgeous girls”, and bow hunting with his boys.

He was employed with Macy’s in Spanish Fork during his college years, following graduation from BYU, he became an employee of Western Ag Credit where he met many new people and became friends with each one. He was always a joy to his parents. Jay and his brothers have always been best friends, and as a result their children have grown up with cousins as best friends. Jay considered Michelle’s family to be his own and enjoyed many hunting/camping trips and LakePowell vacations with them.

Jay was loved by many and his legacy of thoughtfulness, kindness, and his love for the Savior, Jesus Christ will continue to influence others for good for many, many years.

Our hearts are filled with gratitude for the wonderful doctors and the staff at Huntsman Cancer Institute. Thank you so much Western Ag Credit for your many acts of kindness, your generosity and your friendships. We sincerely appreciate the Venice Ward and the entire SevierCounty for their innumerable acts of kindness and those who prepared and delivered food to our family over the course of time. Thank you to our friends and family for your love and thoughtfulness. A special thanks to Stacy Hales for her knowledge and sweet service during Jay’s final hours. We are especially grateful for the stake presidency’s and Bishop Allen’s time, expertise, faith, and prayers. To all of you who are unmentioned, our sincere thanks—your sweet acts of service, your phone calls and visits are so appreciated.

Jay is survived by his wife, Michelle; sons: Hunter and Dallin; daughters: Josie and Jamie, all of Venice; his parents of Palmyra; brothers: Todd (Nanelle) Holt, Delta; Cody (Gena) Holt, Palmyra; father-in-law, Ned Hales, Spanish Fork; mother-in-law, Bonnie Hales-Harden, Spanish Fork; brothers-in-law: Layne (Alaina) Hales, Ferron; Jeff (Stacy) Hales, Spanish Fork; sister-in-law: Amy (Wally) Dodds, Panguitch; as well as countless aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who love him dearly.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 12:00 Noon in the Richfield Stake Center, 159 North 400 West, where friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Venice Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at