Thursday, July 28th, 2016

SOCIETY BOTI WilmothNielson cmyk2Wilmoth Nielson

1921 – 2016

Salina, Utah – Our beloved Wilmoth Deaton Nielson “Grandma Willie” passed away peacefully on July 18, 2016 at her home in Salina at the age of 95.  She was born February 25, 1921 in Salina, a daughter of John W. and Jennette Harding Deaton.

She graduated from North Sevier High School, Class of 1939.  She married Arlon Junius Nielson, July 28, 1941 in Ely, Nevada.  Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple, June 29, 1965.  Arlon died July 7, 2007.

Wilmoth was an active member of the LDS Church, serving as a Visiting Teacher and she taught Primary for many years.

Wilmoth was a wonderful lady that left an imprint on so many people.  If it wasn’t for her cooking, canning and crocheting, it was for her gardening and yard work.  She always had a perfect yard and never had anything out of place.  You could never put a fast song on the radio without her getting up to dance.  She was a wonderful piano player and learned to play by ear.  She was famous for her hot cakes, chocolate cake and her potato salad.

She loved her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids dearly and would not take no for an answer when it came to offering ice cream.  Although she was 95, she took care of herself and was very active and independent and was a three-time cancer survivor.

Her special great-grandson, Tucker, passed away three months ago and she was never the same.  All she wanted was to be with him and her sweetheart of 66 years, Arlon, again.  Grandma Willy, unfortunately, died of a broken heart.

She is survived by her two daughters: Eloise Brewer of Annabella and Trudy Sorensen of Salina; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister and brother: Leween Allred, Joe and Elaine Deaton, all of Salina.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arlon; her great-grandson, Tucker Sorensen; a sister, Vivian and Eldwin Meacham; and a brother-in-law: Burton Allred.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 12 Noon in the Salina 2nd LDS Ward Chapel.  Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Salina, Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Wednesday 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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Friday, July 1st, 2016

LuanaPLarsen4Luana P. Larsen

1934 – 2016

Aurora, Utah – Our beloved, mother, grandmother, sister and wife, Luana Peterson Larsen, age 82, of Aurora, passed unexpectedly on June 20, 2016 in West Jordan, Utah.  She was born March 21, 1934 in Salt Lake City, the oldest of four children born to George Victor and Thelma Chidester Peterson.

Luana grew up in Beaver and Fillmore, Utah.  She graduated from Millard High School, Class of 1952, where she was involved in Drama and acted in High School Plays.  After graduation, she attended a Business College in Salt Lake City, for Secretarial training.

She married Harrison Ford Simmons, June 26, 1954 in Malad, Idaho.  They made their home in Salt Lake City. Together they had six daughters.  They later divorced.

Luana married Garth W. Larsen, August 25, 1981 in Aurora, Utah.  They were later sealed in the Manti LDS Temple.

She was an active member of the LDS Church, serving in many different callings.  She worked as a receptionist and secretary at Sevier Valley Hospital and Sevier County Assessor’s Office, for many years.

She was a breast cancer survivor and for many years actively participated in “Relay for Life” fund raiser walks.

Luana held various other jobs throughout her life.  Before moving to Aurora, as a single mother, she worked many jobs, including ironing for people and tending other children in her home, in order to support and stay home with her daughters.

She valued and appreciated nature.  She was an avid gardener and exerciser. She loved swimming and speed walking. She was regularly seen run-walking around Aurora and Lost Creek.  She loved hiking, camping, cooking, taking pictures, videoing her grandchildren and painting.  She won many blue ribbons for her art work.  She painted many beautiful scenes and portraits of her grandchildren.  She loved traveling and spending time with, and caring her family.  She adored her grandchildren and bragged about them every chance she got.

Luana is survived by her two sisters: Geneal Simmons of Richfield and Rhea Burt of Parowan; her husband, Garth Larsen of Aurora; her daughters: Karrie Owens of Richfield; Shauna (and Art) Polson of Firth, Idaho; Christi (and Dillon) Dwyer of West Jordan; Robin (and Jerry) Mortensen of Provo; Jackie (and Brent) Terry of Fairview; step-children: Debbie Anderson of Aurora; Danny (Pam) Anderson of Sunset; Mark Anderson of Ogden and Stephen Larsen of California, as well as 25 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents George and Thelma Peterson; her brother: George Wayne Peterson; daughter: Denise Simmons; and grandson: Tyson Simmons.

Funeral services will be held Monday, June 27, 2016 at 12:00 Noon in the Aurora 2nd LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may come for viewing and visiting with family Monday morning from 10:00 to 11:30, prior to the services.

Graveside services and burial will be Monday afternoon at 4:00 P.M. in the Fillmore City Cemetery, under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Wednesday, June 29th, 2016


SOCIETY OBIT Lowman Dan cmyk 2Daniel Lowman

1944 – 2016

Redmond, Utah – Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, neighbor and friend, Daniel Lee Lowman age 72 of Redmond, passed away in Provo on June 21, 2016.

Daniel was born on March 22, 1944 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, a son of Henry Clyde and Genevieve Rose Millar Lowman. He married Patricia Jean Frost on June 10, 1967 in Sparks, Nevada. They later divorced. He married Carol Lynne Thomas on October 16, 1982 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Daniel was very proud of his service as a member of the U.S Air Force during the Vietnam War. He could rarely be found without his Vietnam Vet hat. While in the military he served both a year in Thailand, and a year in Vietnam. He also went back to Vietnam twice in 1997 on humanitarian missions. First with Dick Nourse and a group of veterans, and then with his wife Carol where they became international smugglers when they smuggled in U.S. money to assist a Vietnamese orphanage. The funds he raised built a new building for the orphanage, and provided a clean water well. He had a deep love for the Thai and Vietnamese people.

He was all about service at home also. He wasn’t the one to volunteer, but was always there to assist his wife through her many projects with the Chamber of Commerce and the LDS Church. Daniel and Carol were always a package deal, and they loved to work together.

Daniel loved to fly. He was a muscle car enthusiast. Daniel was a master gardener and enjoyed working in his yard. He loved animals, and was always willing to advocate for their well being. He enjoyed music, but most of all Daniel loved his family.

He is survived by his wife Carol Lowman of Redmond; his son Daniel and Tina Lowman of Riverton; his daughter Erin and Mark Orr of Eagle Mountain; his sister Peggy and Wayne Powell of Waco, Kentucky; his brother Brian and Barbara Lowman of Pocatello, Idaho; his Sister-in-Law Joyce Lowman of Idaho Falls, Idaho; 11 Grandchildren; 1 Great-Grandchild.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents and his brothers Bill Lowman and Gordon Snyder.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday June 25, 2016 in the North Sevier Community Center, 373 West 400 North, Salina. A second celebration in honor of his life will be at the Salina Denny’s 1525 South State Street, Salina, at 4:00 P.M. the same day. Military honors will be provided by the Redmond American Legion Post #118 and the Hill Air Force Base Honor Guard.

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

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Thursday, June 9th, 2016

SOCIETY OBIT Hone cmyk 2Roland Dale Hone, born July 10, 1939 died on June 3, 2016 at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. Dale was born in Spanish Fork, Utah to Raymond D. Hone and Jennie Mae Thomas, and grew up in Spanish Fork, Utah. He married Roma Singleton in 1958, they were married for 31 years and had five boys and a girl, they were later divorced. Dale met and married Debbie Jensen on March 10, 1992 and was later sealed to her in the Manti temple.


Dale worked many jobs in his life. He started out wanting to be a mechanic, but then went into construction work. He was a jack of all trades and did many different jobs in his life. Dale loved to fish, hunt and spend time with his family. Dale helped Debbie take care of her grandchildren in their home. He helped any of his children, step children and anyone who needed his help.


Dale was preceded in death by three of his son’s Alfred Hone, Bobby Hone, and Benjamin Hone also preceeded in death by his parents, sisters Jenny and Elva, and his brother Raymond (Dean). He will be missed by his loving wife Debbie, of Salina, Utah, his sons, Arthur Hone of Springville, Utah, Christopher (Kimberly) Hone of Springville, Utah, and Stacie (Mark) Kovatch of Springville, Utah, and Step children Lorie Earl of Midvale, Shawn (Rosanne) Darling, of Salina, Utah, Michelle (Kevin Ivey) LaSalle, of Spanish fork, Utah, and Dale Lyn (Cynthia) Darling of Orem, Utah. He will also be missed by his 32 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.


There will be a viewing held at the Wheeler Mortuary 211 East 200 South on Tuesday June 7, 2016 from 6-8. The funeral will be held at 355 East Center Street on Wednesday June 8, 2016 at 1 p.m. with a viewing one hour prior. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.


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Thursday, June 9th, 2016

McCoardRobert T McCoard

July 28, 1931- June 1, 2016

Robert T McCoard passed away June 1, 2016 from brain cancer. He was born July 28, 1931 to Chloe and Bert McCoard in Homedale, Idaho. He married Larene Newby on July 23, 1952 in Marysvale, Utah. Together they raised four boys Bart, Allen, Fred and Scott. The family was later sealed in the Logan Temple on July 28, 1961.

Robert lost Larene on June 22, 2010. He then married Darlene Bullard April 16, 2011 and she passed away July 10, 2014. Robert is proceeded in death by his son Fred who died suddenly on March 13, 2014. Robert is survived by his sons and their families; Bart and Kayla, Allen and Janet, daughter in law Valerie, Scott and Melody, his brother JC (Linda) and sister Colleen (Bruce) Smith. He has 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Robert took great pride serving his country during the Korean War from April 1951 to August 1954. He was very skilled as an auto mechanic. Robert worked at the Defense Depot in Ogden (DDO) for 29 years and then retired.

Robert loved to spend time outdoors camping, fishing and hunting with his boys and his extended family. He especially loved taking his grandkids camping and sharing his love of the outdoors. He spent many, many hours organizing his treasured family photos and putting them together in albums. Later in life he took up watercoloring and he would paint pictures of the photos in his albums.

Robert leaves a legacy of love for family and service to others. He is loved by many and will be missed.

The family would like to thank Lisa and the employees from Intermountain Healthcare and Hospice and also the caregivers from Wasatch Health Care Center for their compassionate and tender care of Robert.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. in the Redmond Cemetery. Friends may call at the Magleby Mortuary in Richfield (50 S. 100 W.) on Saturday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Redmond Cemetery with Military Rites. Funeral Directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. On line guest book In lieu of flowers please donate to the Huntsman Cancer Center in the name of Robert McCoard or your favorite charity.


Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

AldenTorgersen1Alden “Tilt” Torgersen

1940 – 2016

Salina/Koosharem, Utah – Alden “Tilt” Torgersen, age 75, passed away May 21, 2016 in Centerfield, Utah.  He was born September 2, 1940 in Salina, Utah, a son of Elmer Levi and Leona Winget Torgersen.  He was raised in Koosharem, where he milked a lot of cows and worked on the family farm.  He liked to hunt and fish and spend time up at Fish Lake.  He went to school in Salina where he graduated from North Sevier High School.  He lived in Salina during the school year with his older, married sisters.  He then went back to Koosharem and worked on the family farm until he was 37 years old.  He moved around for awhile, living in Ticaboo, where he drove a fuel truck and also worked in a Uranium Mill.  He also lived in Bagdad, Arizona, where he worked on a mill crew.  He also lived in Wayne County. He married Dixie Moosman and they were later divorced.   He moved to Salina to help his brother on his farm and then ended up working on the Willow Bend Ranch in Lost Creek, for 30 years.

Alden enjoyed painting, dancing, listening to music and loved being outdoors and farming.

He was a member of the LDS Church, where he was a Melchizedek Priesthood holder and recently was able to receive his endowments in the Manti LDS Temple.

Alden is survived by his children: James Criss and Bonnie Torgersen of Salina; Paula and Kenny Orton of Panguitch; Susan Burnett of Richfield; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren; sister and brother: Lois and Delbert Christensen of West Jordan; Thad Torgersen of Cedar City; Milan and Velma A. Torgersen of Aurora.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Tammy D. Johnson; grandchildren: Haley Burnett, Russell Galloway and Tracy Crane; siblings: Kyle and Shirley Torgersen; Louise and Bud Larsen; Neldon Torgersen; brother-in-law: Don Brown, and sister-in-law: Cleola Torgersen.

Grave side services will be held Friday, May 27, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. in the Koosharem Cemetery.  Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner  Funeral Home in Salina, Thursday evening from 6 to 8 P.M.

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

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Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Christensen.CarolCarol Christensen

Salina, UT

Carol Ann Young Christensen, 76, of Salina, UT passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Stonehenge of Richfield. She was born on May 30, 1939 to Eugene D. and Naomi Reiser Young in Westwood, CA.

She was an excellent cook and well known for her fudge and brownies. She was the head cook at the Salina Turkey Plant, The Branding Iron / Cedar Creek and Mom’s Café.

She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in the Primary, Young Women’s and Relief Society organizations. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, winning at cards and most of all cooking. She deeply loved her family and considered her 9 grandchildren and great-grandson to be her greatest joy. She is currently enjoying her 2nd great-grandson before he joins his earthly family. She was a kind and generous person who always had a friendly smile and rarely complained. Her heart was filled with love for everyone she met. She will truly be missed by all who knew her.

Carol is survived by her children: Rodney Christensen, Lori (Brian) Dumas, Diana Conejo and Emily Burt, all of Salina; Susan (Lindon) Brown, Redmond. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren: Chandler, Camille, Tristan (Krystle) Dumas, Jaleesa (Drayson) Ball, Tania Conejo, Shawn Brown, TaraLynn, Amanda, Abbigail Burt and great-grandson, Bradley Dumas; siblings, Nancy (Theron) Berry, of Apple Valley, California. She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Douglas Christensen; siblings: Karma (John) Hunt, John Young, Mary Young and Lora Kathryn Young.

Graveside services were held on Saturday, May 21, 2016 in the Redmond Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at


Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

BradleyTJohnsonBradley Thomas Johnson

1935 – 2016

Aurora, Utah – Former State Legislator, Bishop and beloved husband, father and grandfather, Bradley Thomas Johnson, age 81, passed away May 13, 2016 at his home in Aurora.

He was born April 10, 1935, a son of Thomas Floyd and Gladys Ogden Johnson in Richfield, Utah.  He was the oldest of four boys.  He graduated from North Sevier High School, Class of 1953.  He married Gayle Jackson, June 8, 1953 in the Manti LDS Temple.

Brad was a cattle rancher and had a great love for the business he started with his father, uncle, brother and cousins, Johnson Livestock Company.  He also later built and founded Johnson Feedlot.  He was involved in civic affairs and served as a State Representative in the Utah House of Representatives for 16 years, where he accomplished many great things for rural Utah.   He was past President of the Utah Cattlemen’s Association and served on the Aurora City Council for 8 years.  Brad was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a Bishop, Bishop’s Counselor, High Councilman, Ordinance worker in the Manti LDS Temple and as a missionary at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City.

Brad is survived by his wife of 62 years, Gayle of Aurora; his four children: Scott and Carol Lee Johnson, Kent and Kristine Mickelsen, Clint and Tina Johnson, all of Aurora; Paul and Jodi Merrell of Pleasant Grove; with 16 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by his three brothers: Stuart Floyd Johnson of Aurora; Jeffery O. Johnson of Salt Lake City; and Paul Randy Johnson of San Diego, California.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. in the Aurora 2nd LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Friday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Saturday morning from 9:00 to 10:30 prior to the services.

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

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Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Anderson, Amber obitAmber Wilson Anderson


Funeral services for Amber Wilson Anderson: A viewing will be held Friday, May 13, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, UT. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 11:00 am at the ward church building, 807 W. Capilla Dr., Washington, UT. A viewing also will be held one hour prior to services.

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

SOCIETY OBIT McDonald cmyk 2Bruce McDonald

Salina, Utah

Robert Bruce McDonald, 85, of Salina passed away May 4, 2016 at his home surrounded by family. He was born June 19, 1930 in Salina to Norman Clarence and Eydthe Lenore Bell McDonald. He married Thelma Carol Miller July 13, 1950 in Richfield. She preceded him in death January 17, 2005.

Bruce loved horses and enjoyed being in the mountains, rodeos and being with friends and family. He often held barbeques with family and friends. Bruce was a lineman for Utah Power and Light for over 17 years and 11 years with Provo City Power. After retirement Bruce and Carol enjoyed going to Ajo, Arizona and Fishlake. He loved his children, grandchildren and Great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his children: Marcia (Robert) Herman, Lehi; Janet (Dick) Gates, Salina; and Gerald McDonald, Salina; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Rollo D. McDonald, Salina; sister, Dolores V. Evensen, Los Gatos, California.

He is also preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carol; grandson, Bruce Richardson; great-grandson, Alan Robert Herman; brother, Norman Charles McDonald.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 12:00 Noon in the Salina Stake Center, 98 West 400 North, where friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Aurora Cemetery with military rites by the Salina American Legion Post #36. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at