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Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

timTimothy C. Powell

1964 – 2014


Brigham City, Utah – On October 10, 2014 we lost our beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend Timothy Charles Powell, age 50 of Brigham City. Tim was born on March 26, 1964 to Charles Robert and Hilma Jenny Spikings Powell, in Norwich, New York.

Tim grew up in Gunnison and graduated from GunnisonValleyHigh School with the class of 1982. He went on to attend UtahStateUniversity where he graduated with a Bachelors degree of English in 1995. He proudly served in the U.S. Army, and the Utah National Guard. He married Marcie Silva on December 12, 1992. They later divorced.

Tim was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He worked as a Lab Tech at Autoliv in Brigham City, where he enjoyed associating with his co-workers. Tim was in love with the game of golf. If not at work he could usually be found at the golf course with his friends. He also enjoyed hunting, and fishing. He was an artist who loved to act, and to write. Above all Tim was a passionate Harley Davidson enthusiast.

He is survived by his mother Hilma Shelton; his sister Tina and Dave Jensen of Salina; his step-mother Alice Powell of Brigham City; his niece Angela and Kent Shaw of Salina; his nephew Matthew Jensen of Salina; his step-brothers: Samuel Brittain Jr; John P. Brittain.

He was preceded in death by his father Charles R. Powell; his step-father Jack Shelton.

An informal celebration, in honor of Tim’s life will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.  in the Brigham CityCentralLDSWardBuilding, located at 506 South 200 East in Brigham   City, Utah.

Burial with military honors accorded by the Salina American Legion Post #36, and the Utah Honor Guard will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, October 27, 2014 in the SalinaEastsideCemetery.  Services under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield, and Salina, Utah.

As his parting gift to this world Tim gave the gift of life. Tim was a donor.

In lieu of flowers the family requests, and Tim would prefer, that you use the funds as Tim would to either take a trip on a Harley, where happy times spent with Tim biking can be remembered, or to play a round of golf in his memory, where more or less accurate stories of Tim’s amazing skill on the golf course will make Tim smile from his heavenly home.

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Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Peterson.DallisDallis J. Peterson

Annabella, Utah

Our loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend, Dallis James Peterson, 76, of Annabella, passed away October 7, 2014 in Richfield. He was born November 4, 1937 in Glenwood to James Dancil and Cleo Idella Peterson. He married his high school sweetheart, Saundra Lee Fillmore, July 16, 1960 for time and eternity in the MantiTemple, she preceded him in death December 30, 1997. He married “Sweet Suzie” Eva Suzanne Gardner, April 10, 1999, she preceded him in death May 24, 2014.

Dallis graduated from RichfieldHigh School. He drove truck many years with L.A. Young & Son Construction and later with Robinson Trucking in Salina. He loved his family and cherished time spent together. He loved CoveMountain, riding horses and hunting deer with his brothers. He treasured his relationship with his only son and loved his sons-in-law as his own. He was a hard worker, dedicated to his sweethearts and honored his children and grandchildren. He had a tender heart and a gentle spirit. Dad gave his children the best gift any father could give: his unconditional love and support, and a belief that we could do anything.

He is survived by his children: Natalie (Christian) Forsyth, Brigham City; Mitchell (Ruth) Peterson, Monroe; Lisa (Brian) Capt, Pleasant Grove; Lana (Shane) White, Herriman; 17 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; step-children: Carson (Angie) Pearson, Riverton; Candy (Todd) Allen, Farmington; Cameron (Sarah) Pearson, Richfield; Shawn (Angie) Pearson, Maryland, Christian Pearson, Richfield; 14 step-grandchildren; siblings: Karma Smith, Hunter; Devon (Cleo) Peterson, Richfield; Burma Christiansen, West Valley City; Betty Bailey, Richfield; Eunice (Rodney) Rasmussen, Salina; Verna (Chad) Johnson, Salina; Terry (Marianne) Peterson, Glenwood; sister-in-law, Shanna Peterson, Richfield.

He is also preceded in death by his parents; brother: Leon Peterson; brothers-in-law: Arnold Smith, Que Christiansen and Jim Bailey; parents-in-law, Stanford and Leah Fillmore.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 12:00 Noon in the Annabella 2nd Ward Chapel. Friends may call at the Magleby Mortuary on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 or at the ward chapel in Annabella on Monday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the AnnabellaCemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guest book


Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Kyleen MoosmanKyleen Moosman

1951 – 2014

Bicknell, Utah – Our kind and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, neighbor, and friend Kyleen Torgersen Moosman, age 63, returned home to her Heavenly Father on the evening of October 10, 2014.

Kyleen was born on April 18, 1951 in Salina, Utah. She is a daughter of Kyle W and Shirley Kunz Torgersen. She married Talmage Moosman on June 21, 1968 in Salina.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She served in many callings including teaching in the Primary, and as a Young Women’s Leader. She was active in her community, serving as an EMT, and as a 4-H leader.

Kyleen enjoyed hunting and trapping with her husband Talmage. They enjoyed their time in the mountains together, as long as Talmage kept the truck away from the edge of the road where the elevation declined far too quickly for Kyleen’s liking. She liked to quilt and to crochet, and she enjoyed gardening also.

Kyleen loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She had a contagious smile, and an infectious laugh that made her a joy to be around. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Kyleen is survived by her husband Talmage Moosman of Bicknell; her daughters: Jackie and Royal Roberts of Loa; Christy and Scott Beckstead of Vernal; Jessica and David Blundell of Magna; her sisters: Shirley Ann Colby of Sigurd; Bonnie and Mike Willden of Salt Lake City; Laurie and Del Eckersley of Salina; her brothers: Kevin and Debbie Torgersen of Aurora; Donnie and Michelle Torgersen of Albert Lea, Minnesota; her sister-in-laws: Dixie Christensen of Richfield; Mary Ann Bliss of Loa; 9 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by both of her parents; her father-in-law and mother-in-law Elmer and Elma Moosman; her brothers-in-law: Jim Moosman; Steve Colby; her nephew Doug Bliss; her niece Tammy Torgersen.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday October 18, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. in the Thurber LDS Ward Chapel located at 190 North 200 East, Bicknell, Utah. Friends may call for viewing on Friday evening from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Springer Turner Funeral Home 260 North 400 West in Richfield, Utah, or Saturday morning from 11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. in Bicknell prior to the services.

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

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Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

ElaineBurr1Elaine Burr

1933 – 2014

Salina, Utah – Our sweet sister, aunt, great aunt, friend and neighbor, returned to our Heavenly Father in the early morning hours of October 4, 2014 in Centerfield, Utah. Elaine Burr was born in Salina, Utah on July 2, 1933, a daughter of Myron Beason and Olive Mickelsen Burr.

Elaine graduated from NorthSevierHigh School, Class of 1951. She worked at Burr Motor in Salina in her early 20′s and then on to her favorite job, the one that she always talked about, Mountain Bell. She loved her co-workers and often took her nieces and nephews with her to work. After Mountain Bell, Elaine went to work at Zions Bank in Salina. She loved the people she met and always had a smile of her face. There was never a dull moment with the pranks she pulled and her contagious laugh. She later was the Custodian at the Seminary building and local ward houses for years.

Elaine loved to drive her daily route to visit the EastsideCemetery and then stroll through town to see what was new with a stop at the drive-in for an ice cream cone. She taught her nieces and nephews how to steer her 1974 green Monte Carlo on Sunday afternoons while listening to polka music, riding around Salina.

Elaine loved her family and appreciated all they did for her. She especially loved her nephew Kent and her brother Wayne, and all the great adventures they would take her on in the “gator”. They moved her lawn every week and made sure it looked nice for weekend company. Jimmy was always there to lend a helping hand and Brent to stop by and check on her.

Elaine is survived by her brothers: James and Ann Burr of Salina; Brent and Janece Burr of Bennion; sister-in-law: Arda Burr of Salina; many nieces and nephews as well as great-nieces and great-nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Jack Burr and Wayne Burr; a sister: Verna Dean Bigler; and a sister-in-law: Belva Burr.

The family would like to thank the Centerfield Community Living Center and Dr. Abbott for taking such good care of Elaine the past few years and At Home Health Care/Hospice, for caring so much for her. She truly loved all of you.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 11, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. in the Salina 2nd LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Friday afternoon from 1:00 to 2:30 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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Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

LeeLee Torgerson

June 16, 1944 – September 28, 2014

Lee passed away peacefully in his sleep while visiting his son Jason’s family in Cody, WY.

Lee was born in Salina, UT, son of Sid and Lois Torgerson.  Lee lived in other places throughout his life but Salina was always his home. He loved the town and the people who lived there.  Part of his love for the town was the opportunity to hunt and fish in the same areas he grew up fishing and hunting in with his Dad and his brothers.  He enjoyed teaching his boys about the land, telling stories from when he was young and the large amounts of outdoor opportunities.

Lee cooked many meals while feeding young men heading to Vietnam while serving as a cook in the U.S. Army during 1965 through 1967 at Ft.Ord. in California.

One fateful Thanksgiving in 1972 he met the love of his life Cathy Wallace Torgerson.  They have been married ever since the day after Christmas that same year.  Forty-one and half years later the family believes that love does happen at first site.

There are many jobs that Lee worked in the area, but the one that he enjoyed most was his career he had delivering mail for the U.S Postal Service.

Lee was a true artist. People from around the world enjoyed his art that he sold on ebay.  Everyone loved art from PapaLee.

Lee is survived by his wife Cathy, son Paul (Lorie) Torgerson of Salina and his family, Tyrel (Katelyn) Torgerson of Lehi, McKenzie (James) Holmes of St. George, Taylor (Jeff) Lewis of Provo, and Alayna Torgerson of Salina.  Son Jason (Janene) Torgerson and his family, Wyatt, Bobbi and Austin.  Brothers Ronnie, Terry, and Jim Torgerson all of Salina, and RaNae Phillips of Springville. Sisters-in-law Glenda Torgerson, Salina and Shirley Shaw, Koosharem. Outlaw Sisters-in-law Mary (Phil) Carpenter and Bobbi Ryan both of CO. Brothers-in-Law Wayne Rogers of Glendale, CA and Bob Young of Riverton, WY.

Lee loved and enjoyed spending time, teasing, or harassing all of his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents Sidney V. and Lois E. Torgerson. Sisters: Jane Young, Shirlene Rogers, and Mona Elder. Brothers: Bryce K. Torgerson, Deon Torgerson and Dolan Torgerson.

As per Lee’s request no funeral services will be held at this time.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

BerniceWoodBernice Wood

1918 – 2014

Salina, Utah – Bernice Anderson Wood, age 96, of Salina, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, returned home to her Heavenly Father and loved ones on September 23, 2014 in Centerfield, Utah. She was born January 30, 1918 on the family farm, north of Axtell, or then known as Hardscrabble, Utah, the second daughter and fifth child of eleven children born to Melvin Wallace and Christina Ludell Tollstrup Anderson. Bernice grew up on the farm and was given the responsibility of herding cattle, milking cows, feeding lambs on the bottle and thinning and topping sugar beets.

She attended Centerfield Elementary and GunnisonvalleyHigh   School.

She married the love of her life, Francillo Earl (Derb) Wood, August 5, 1939 in Gunnison, Utah. Their marriage was solemnized in the MantiLDSTemple, February 14, 1958. Derb preceded her in death on January 1, 2002.

Bernice was an active member of the LDSChurch, where she fulfilled many callings in Primary, Young Women and Relief Society.

She enjoyed working in her flower gardens, canning fruits and vegetables, camping, fishing, traveling, cheering on the Utah Jazz, watching The Lawrence Welk Show, and friendships she had belonging to a woman’s card club.

Bernice was dedicated to her family which she loved and treasured and in return, they loved and treasured her. She enjoyed family gatherings with both the Anderson and Wood Families and developed loving bonds with everyone.

She witnessed more changes in her 96 years than any other generation in history.

In later years, following the death of her husband, Derb, Bernice was fortunate enough to become reacquainted with her teenage friend Art, whom she hadn’t seen for 70 years. Being the same age, they were able to visit frequently, keeping each other company, reminiscing about times gone by.

Bernice is survived by her children: Ronald E. and Judy Wood of Aurora; Jack W. Wood, Kathy and Bryan Rasmussen, all of Salina; 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter: Brandt Wood, Brandon and Nicole Rasmussen; Karson and Aubree Rasmussen; Abbey Harrison; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters: Marva Daniels of Eloy, Arizona; Vivian and Don Larsen of Sterling; Dellene and Blaine Allred of Erda.

She was preceded in death by her husband; grandsons: Justin Ronald Wood and Chanley (Cindy) Christensen; brothers and sisters: Austin M. and Gertrude Anderson; Fern and Edwin L. Malmgren; Neil C. and Sylvia Anderson; Dick and Twilla Anderson; Jay B. and Leah Anderson; Fay Anderson and Don W. Anderson.

The family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to Dr. Richard Nay (nephew) and staff at the Gunnison Valley Hospital; the Community Living Center in Centerfield and Gunnison Valley Home Care and Hospice; and Vicky Gurney and At Home Care of Salina, for the compassionate care given to our dear Mother.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 12 Noon in the Salina LDS Stake Center, 98 West 400 North, where friends may call for viewing Saturday morning from 10:00 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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Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Allen.BobBob Allen

Redmond, Utah

On the rainy morning of September 21, 2014 our loving husband, dad, son, brother and friend, Robert “Bob” Leo Allen, 64, passed peacefully away at his home in Redmond after a valiant fight with cancer.

Bob was the first born of Lee and Bernice Allen, the oldest of six. He was born on a snowy day, May 4, 1950 in Tremonton. He attended grade school in Garland and graduated from TwinBridgesHigh School in Twin Bridges, MT where he played football for the Falcons and enjoyed ranch life.

Bob joined the US Air Force in 1973. He was proud of the time he served and was very patriotic throughout his life.

He married Paulette Mantha and together they had three boys, whom Bob was so proud of. Bob and Paulette were later divorced but remained good friends.

On June 5, 1993, Bob married the love of his life, Pennie Carlson. For 21 years they loved and took care of each other.

Bob worked real estate with his dad and spent many years as a cattle truck driver, more recently as a truck driver for Hales Sand & Gravel, where he made many lifelong friends.

Bob loved his sweet wife. He enjoyed a good laugh, good music, good food, NASCAR on tv, Christmas, and spending time with family and friends. We love you, Bob! You will be missed! You will be in our hearts forever!

Bob is survived by his loving wife; sons: Andy (Angie) Allen, Jeff (Jennifer) Allen, Scott (Amber) Allen, Jeremiah (Shilo) Carlson, and Austin Carlson; 10 grandchildren; father, Lee Allen; brother, Lewie Allen; sisters: Lani Callister, Suzanne Pierson, and Pauline Allen; mother-in-law, Bonnie Lund; and his loyal buddy, Rico.

He was preceded in death by his mother and little brother, Andy.

The family wishes to give special thanks to Kristen Gurney for her kindness and the love and care she gave to Bob, and especially to all the dear friends at Hales Sand and Gravel.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 12:00 Noon in the Redmond 2nd Ward Chapel, 310 West 100 North, where a viewing will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in the East Garland Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at


Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Mya BeachMya Denise Beach

1966 – 2014

Salina, Utah – Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend Mya Denise Beach, age 47 of St. George returned to her heavenly father on September 18, 2014 in St. George, Utah surrounded by her family.

She was born on December 27, 1966, a daughter of Richard Irving and LaPreal Mickelsen Cary in Everett, Washington. She attended DeltaHigh School and graduated with the class of 1985. She married StevenDeLanoChurch in May of 1984. He died on May 15, 1993. Six years later she married Bryan Beach in May of 1999. They later divorced in 2012.

Mya was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She enjoyed the outdoors. She loved spending time in the mountains where she liked to hike, fish, hunt, and camp.  She also enjoyed hunting for arrow heads.

Mya’s family was the center of her life. She adored her two boys and three girls. She also loved each of her children’s spouses and she believed she had ten children rather than five. Yet beloved above all were her grandchildren. They were the true light of her life. She could be often found talking on the phone or on Face Time with them. She loved pictures, and took many selfies of her and her grandchildren together. She was a vibrant force in the life of her family and will be missed by all.

“Shine Bright Like a Diamond… Forever!”

She is survived by her sons: Nathon and Cassidy Church of Salina; Joe and Baylee Church of St. George; her daughters: Chelsea and Judd Williams of Salina; Brandy Beach and Terry Neizer of Redmond; Sierra and Darren Tackett of Redmond; her grandchildren: CaDance, LyRic, MeLody, and Kyzer Church; Jaxson Beach; Bryt’n , and Steffen Williams; Trinity Neizer; her sisters: Lissa Sorensen and Mark McFarland of St. George; Dixie and Kelly Bird of Lehi; her ex-husband Bryan Beach of Salina.

She was proceeded in death by both of her parents; her grandson Deegan Gene Tackett.

Graveside services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, in the SalinaEastsideCemetery. Friends may call for viewing Tuesday morning from 10:00-11:30 A.M. prior to services in the  Salina LDS Stake Center, located at 98 West 400 North in Salina, Utah.

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

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Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

MaryCurtis3MaryCurtis2Mary Curtis

1917 – 2014

Aurora, Utah – Mary Emily Hunt Curtis, age 97, of Aurora, passed away and returned to loved ones on September 2, 2014 in Richfield, Utah. She was the seventh child and fifth daughter born to Edward Moroni and Candace Jeanette Brown Hunt on Thursday July 19, 1917 in the small town of Cedarview, Duchesne, Utah. Mary was named after her maternal grandmother, Mary Ann Maranda Hyatt, and paternal grandmother, Emily Casto. She was thankful to be one of twelve children.

Mary met her husband, Herald Lero Curtis in March of 1934. Their marriage took place in the SaltLakeLDSTemple on September 16, 1935. Herald passed away June 15, 1994.

Mary was an active member and taught and participated in many of the organizations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, served two missions at the FamilyHistoryCenter in Richfield, UT; Director of the Salina, Utah Senior Citizens; Member of Daughters of Utah Pioneers and other civic organizations.

Raising ten children kept life busy. As matriarch she was devoted not only to her immediate family, but her extended family and all she met, as well. She worked diligently for her family, and enjoyed genealogy, scrapbooking, gardening, and sewing.

Mary is survived by her children: LaMoine “Curt” (Carmen) Curtis, Phoenix, AZ; Ronald (Lynda, deceased) Curtis, Monroe; Glade (Irene) Curtis, Juanna (Jimmy) Frisby all of St. George; Valene (Ron, deceased) Hagen, Salt Lake City; Neal (deceased) and April Curtis, Enoch; Sherron (Jim) Coult, Aurora; Carol (Nils) Slack, Page, AZ; Alan (Julie) Curtis, Richfield; MaryLee (Dennis, deceased) Dalley, South Jordan; 36 Grandchildren; 72 Great-grandchildren; 18 Great-great grandchildren; and a brother, Richard Hunt of Preston, ID.

She was preceded by death by her parents: Candace and Edward Hunt and ten siblings: Dalton, Elva, Reita, George, Amy, Jean, Ardell, Joseph, Dortha and Ruth; and three grandchildren: Tony, Carrie and Rebecca.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 12:00 Noon in the Aurora First LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Sunday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. or Monday morning from 10:00 to 11:30 A.M. prior to the services.

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

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Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

DorisLCaldwellRedmond, Utah – Our kind and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and sister, Doris Larue Jensen Caldwell, age 85, passed away September 4, 2014 in Centerfield, Utah. She was born April 2, 1929 in Redmond, Utah, a daughter of Walton James and Veda Ann Jensen Jensen.

She graduated from SalinaHigh School, Class of 1947. She married her sweetheart, John Wallace Caldwell, July 26, 1948 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died April 22, 1989.

Doris was an active member of the LDSChurch, serving as a Visiting Teacher, Secretary of the Relief Society, Compassionate Services Committee, Primary and Young Women’s Programs throughout the years.

She was a wonderful seamstress. She enjoyed making quilts and crocheting. She loved to cook and bake and enjoyed reading.

Doris is survived by her children: Doris Kreiter of Stockton, California; Brenda Lee and Allan Tarket of Tucson, Arizona; Chris John and Cindy Caldwell of Lake Forest, California; grandchildren: Kari Ann Kreiter; Kevin John Keriter; Janine Marie Kreiter; Kendra Lyn Tarket; Jason Allan and Jennifer Tarket; Travis John and Gabriella Tarket; Anne Marie and Eric Meyer; Rheanna Lauren Caldwell; Fiona Grace Caldwell and Collin Sayer Caldwell; great-grandchildren: Justin Kreiter; Preston Kreiter; Carson Kreiter; Alyssa Dawn Elam; Bradley Thomas Elam; Cadence Leigh Tarket; and Colton James Tarket; sisters and brothers: Beverly Markos of Ogden; Dale Jensen of Barstow, California; DonnaVee Sorenson of Axtell; Howard Jensen of Bloomington, Indiana.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Wallace Caldwell; a son, Kent Caldwell; grandson, Jeremy James Kreiter; and two sisters: Elaine Saffron and Virginia Grendahl.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 12 Noon in the Centerfield 1st LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Saturday morning from 10:00 to 11:30 prior to the services.

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

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