Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Linda S. Warren

1949 – 2017

Salina, Utah – Our loving wife, mother, sister and aunt, Linda Susan Jensen Warren passed away into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on August 6, 2017 in Centerfield, Utah.  Linda was born on February 18, 1949 in Salina Utah, a daughter of John Marion “Jack” and Ellis Rae Crane Jensen.

Linda graduated from North Sevier High School in 1968. She then attended SUU and graduated in 1972 with her teaching degree in Elementary Education. She quickly put that degree to use and taught on the Indian Reservation in Kayenta, Arizona. She taught 4thgrade there for four years. In 1976 she was able to move back to Salina and there she taught school at Salina Elementary for thirty one years. Over her entire teaching career she touched the hearts of many children and adults both.

She married Bruce Edward Warren on June 25, 1988 and were sealed in the Manti LDS Temple on January , 9 1989.

On June 23 1991, just three days before their 3rd wedding anniversary we received a phone call that our baby daughter Ciara was born in Tacoma, Washington. With a mad dash to get to Tacoma we were able to pick her up on our anniversary, the best anniversary anyone could ask for.

Linda was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She loved the church and was involved in many positions, She worked in the Young Women program, the Primary, and Relief Society there again touching the hearts of many with her sweet kind loving spirit and her love to all.

Linda was involved in many organizations .She was an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a teaching  sorority. She loved her Pioneer Ancestry and was a proud Member of the Daughter of Utah Pioneers up until the time of her death. She loved gardening, reading, crocheting, and loved the new adult coloring books, but she was happiest though when she was surrounded by her family. She loved outings and reunions. Most of all she loved spending time with her husband and daughter Ciara, and all of her fur babies.

Linda is survived by her husband of Salina, daughter Ciara of Salt Lake City; son, Jake Kistenmacher of Tacoma, Washington.  She is also survived her brother Michael (Jill) of Centerfield, her sister Denise (Rich) Harvey of Richfield. She is survived by her brother-in law Dick and Joe (Jeanette) Warren of St. George. She loved her nieces and nephews, Jackie and Richard Schugk, Jessica and Jason Hansen, Jason Harvey, and Melissa and Brad Hartle. She was especially proud of her great nephews, Jackson, Christian, Parley, Porter, and Ledger.

She was preceded in death by her parents Jack and Ellis Rae, her mother and Father in law Joe and Elmera Warren. Also by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family would like to especially thank Mission at Community Living in Centerfield for the great care given to her while she there. Dr. Beck to the great care she was given. Also Therapy West, and the great gals at Sevier Dialysis, Carrie, Robbi, Sheryl, and Stephanie.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 11, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in the Salina LDS Stake Center, 98 West 400 North in Salina, where friends may call for viewing Thursday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 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.

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

 

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

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Carolyn Jensen

1931 – 2017

Redmond, Utah – It’s with thankful hearts we say good-bye to our wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, Carolyn June Nicholson Jensen.

Carolyn age 86, passed away July 23, 2017 at Mission at Community Living in Centerfield, Utah.

Carolyn was born June 15, 1931 in McColl, South Carolina, a daughter of James Fredrick and Daisy Bell McCaskill Nicholson.

She married a military man that came into the restaurant where she worked in McColl, SC.  She knew he was the one she was going to marry the first time he came into the restaurant, Rulon Dale Jensen.  Married March 15, 1954.  Later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple, June 16, 1977.

She left her family in SC and came 3,000 miles to an unknown territory and unknown people to start a new life with her sweetheart.

Dale and Carolyn had a ranch in Axtell, Utah.  This is where they had their children: Debra, Richard Chris,  Sue Ann, Tammy and Cindy.  They worked hard farming and Dale was also a carpenter. Dale was in a car accident in 1965 and lost his eyesight.  They then moved to Redmond, Utah where they continued to raise their family.  She then lost her sweetheart on April 6, 1976.

Carolyn was baptized in the LDS Church while they lived in Axtell. When they lived in Redmond, she was a Primary Teacher, a Visiting Teacher and sang with the choir.

She worked as a hostess for the Branding Iron Restaurant for several years, and then she got a job with Zions Bank and worked as a teller until she retired at age 65.  There she met many people and loved working with them.  She continued to fill in at the bank even after she retired. She worked a while after she retired for Lorraine Smith at Thyme for Herbs in Salina, Utah.  Again she loved working with people and meeting the public.  Even after she was elderly,  she would go to Richfield almost every day just to sit in Wal-Mart and visit with people.

Carolyn loved her family and took advantage of every opportunity to be with them and support them in everything they did.  She was the grandkids biggest fan in everything they did.  She loved to read and was often seen sitting outside her home reading and enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.  She loved the simple life.

She stayed in touch with her many friends in Axtell and Gunnison area for her entire life and loved each of them dearly.

We would like to thank the amazing staff at Mission at Community Living in centerfield for the awesome care they gave Mom in the time she spent there.  Also, thank you to the Relief Society Presidency both those at the care center and from her Redmond 2nd Ward, that visited her regularly.  And a big thank you to At Home Health and Hospice.

Carolyn is survived by her daughters, Debra (Mel) Yardley of Aurora; Sue Ann (Kay) Williams, Tammy (Gary) Harrison, and Cindy Johnson, all of Salina; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a sister, Nell Jackson of McColl, South Carolina; and a brother, John E. Nicholson of Rockhill, South Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sweetheart, Rulon Dale Jensen; her son, Richard Chris Jensen; a grandson, Jason Mel Yardley; great-grandchildren: Kaydince Humphrey, Nevaeh Bishoff and Aaron Yardley; brothers: Paul Nicholson and Richard Nicholson.

A memorial service will be held Friday, July 28, 2017 at 12:00 In the Salina LDS Stake Center, where friends may call for viewing Friday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 prior to the services.

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

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

 

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Evan N. Kennedy

1927 – 2017

Aurora, Utah – Evan Niel Kennedy, age 89, of Aurora, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017 in Centerfield.  He was born September 5, 1927 in Salina, Utah, a son of Earl and Ethel Loretta Oliver Kennedy.

He honorably served his country during World War II from January 1946 to March 1947.

Evan married the love of his life, Fonda Shaw, November 17, 1948 in Aurora.  Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple July 20, 1957.

He was an active member of the LDS Church, serving as a Jr. MM Basketball Coach.  He also served in the Young Men’s Program and as High Priest Group Secretary.

Evan enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, bowling, camping and 4 wheeler riding.  He was always there to support his family.  After retiring from working at the USG, he and Fonda were always together until her passing January 25, 2015.

He is survived by his children: Jeanette and Newell Anderson of Gunnison; Sharon and DeVere Sudweeks of Aurora; Loretta and Steve Bagley of Huntington; Boyd and Nancy Kennedy of Aurora; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Ethel Kennedy; his wife, Fonda; sister and brothers: Leone Murry, Verge Kennedy and Boyd Kennedy.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 12 Noon in the Aurora 1st LDS Ward Chapel, 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.

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

The family would like to thank the staff at Beehive Homes of Richfield; Mission at Community in centerfield and Zion’s Way Home Health and Hospice, for their love and caring for our Father.

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

 

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

LeRoy G. Shields

1942 – 2017

Salina, Utah – Our kind and beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, LeRoy Gates Shields, age 75, of Salina, passed away June 23, 2017 in Richfield after a short battle with lung cancer.  He was born June 4, 1942 in Salina, a son of Ellaroy and Hilda Gates Shields.  He graduated from North Sevier High School, Class of 1960.  He then attended SUSC in Cedar City for four years.  After he graduated from SUSC he went to Logan and attended USU for four years, majoring in History.

He joined the United States Navy and served his country during the Viet Nam Conflict.

LeRoy married Hayda Marie McKinlay, February 22, 1975 in Salina.  Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple, February 24, 2001.

LeRoy was an active member of the LDS Church.  He enjoyed teaching and was a teacher in just about every organization in the church.  He was currently a High Priest in the Salina Creek Ward.

He worked for United Parcel Services and retired after 25 years of delivering parcels in the area.

LeRoy loved putting together model air planes.  He enjoyed hunting and riding motorcycles.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Hayda, of Salina; children: Landon and Nicole Shields, John P. and Keri Ann Shields, all of Salina; Jenny Lee Bayles of Salt Lake City; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law: Evelyn Sheilds of Sandy.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his sister and brother-in-law: Norma and Kay Nielson; his brother and sister-in-law: Howard and Wynonna Shields; and brother: Jerold Gates Shields.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 12 Noon in the Salina Creek LDS 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, Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 prior to the services.

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

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

 

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Sheron H. Madsen

1932 – 2017

Salina, Utah – Sheron Harward Madsen, age 84, died June 25, 2017 at her home in Salina.  She was born September 29, 1932 in Richfield, Utah, a daughter of Delbert Clayton and Fawn Theo bench Harward.  She graduated from North Sevier High School, Class of 1950.  She attended the Branch Agricultural College (College of Southern Utah) in Cedar City for 1 year.

Sheron married Arlen Leon Madsen, June 12, 1952 in the Manti LDS Temple.

Sheron was an active member of the LDS Church, serving in the Primary, Sunday School, Young Women and Relief Society in various callings.  She also served as the ward chorister and ward choir director.   She served as an Ordinance Worker in the Manti Temple along with her husband, Arlen.

She was a 4-H Leader, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, taught piano lessons for 50 plus years, and enjoyed making wedding cakes.  She enjoyed knitting, quilting, gardening, baking, crocheting and music.

Sheron is survived by her eternal companion, Arlen, of Salina; children: Marcia and Neal Bosshardt of Redmond; Clair Leon and Cindy Madsen of Riverton; Diane and Wayne Decker of Cedar City; Eugene and Michelle Madsen of St. George; 24 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; a brother, Douglas Harward of Joseph.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 30, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in the Salina LDS Stake Center, 98 West 400 North in Salina, where friends may call for viewing Thursday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Friday morning from 9:00 to 10:30 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.

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

 

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Flora B. Burns
Salina, Utah
Flora Fay Branning Black Burns, 96 of Salina, passed away June 22, 2017 in Richfield. She was born October 19, 1920 in Denver, MO to Harry and Alice Ada Pittsenberger Branning. She married James C Black, he preceded her in death in 1973. She married Don Burns, he preceded her in death in 1999.
Flora loved to garden, quilt, being in the outdoors, camping, fishing and hunting.
Survived by son, James Black, Salina; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death are her parents; siblings, Betty, Vivian and Bill.
Family graveside services will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Salina Eastside Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guest book www.maglebymortuary.com

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Kim M. Sorensen

1956 – 2017

Kim M. “Buckeroo” Sorensen, 60, passed away, quietly, on the morning of June 13, 2017 in Gunnison. He was born September 8, 1956 in Gunnison to Neil H and Mary Louise Munk Sorensen.

He married Elaine Bailey, they later divorced. Kim then married Angie Beckstead, they later divorced.

Kim loved to team rope and ride horses. He made many friends during his rodeo days and somewhere along the way picked up the nick name “Buckeroo”. He has worked in ranching and with livestock most of his life. He enjoyed being in the mountains hunting and being with his family. He told great stories, which incidentally grew bigger each time he told them. You never knew where “true” started and “b.s.” ended.

Kim is survived by his daughter, Hadley Blu Sorensen, Richfield; mother, Mary Louise; siblings, Linda (Que) Miller and Lee (Tina) Sorensen; sister-in-law, Denise Sorensen, all of Mayfield He is preceded in death by his father, Neil H; infant sister, Ann; and brother, Kent Sorensen.

Graveside services and interment will take place on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Mayfield Cemetery. Funeral Directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guest book www.maglebymortuary.com

 

Monday, June 26th, 2017

REDMOND – On June 10, 2017 Barbara Owen went “home to be with Jesus” . Her struggle, now ended, was fought with faith, humor and grace; her final journey, peaceful and quiet.

Barbara was born in Heth, Arkansas, June 17, 1942 to David and Virginia Haley. She had five brothers and one sister.

She graduated from South Mountain High School in Phoenix, AZ with the class of 1958 and attended Arizona State University in 1959 and 1960.

She married the love of her life, Pete Owen, June 23, 1961. They remained happily married and more in love the day that she passed than the day “her cowboy came to town”.

Barbara held many different types of employment. Most notably, as rodeo secretary for Southwest Championship Rodeo Productions along side husband, Pete Owen. Their rodeo company put on the 4th of July rodeo in Salina and the August rodeo in Richfield for several years. After moving to Utah, she began her career in Real Estate. She owned and operated Encore Realty in Salina for over 30 years. She held too many titles to list, however she served a key role in establishing the Central Utah Board of Realtors. She was relentless in her fight for the people of Central Utah when finding the right home or property for clients as well as representing them in state and local government. In 1994 she was awarded “Realtor of the Year” for the entire state of Utah.

Barbara was also key in laying the foundation to the Baptist Church in Salina, Utah. The church actually began in her living room in Redmond, later moved to the Salina Legion Hall, and finally a new building was constructed where a christian school was established and church services continue to be held to this day.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Pete Owen; sons, Glen Owen, Redmond, Wesley Owen, Richfield; daughters, Dani Owen, Redmond and Haley Owen Hooper, Aurora, her grandchildren, great grandchildren; her brother, Robert Haley, Grants Pass, OR and her Aunt, Willy Lou Inmann, Richfield.

She was preceded in death by her son, James Kelly Owen; her parents, four brothers and one sister.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the Home Health and Hospice team of Richfield; along with extended family members, Maxine Monroe, Shelly Peterson, and Jenean Hampton for the genuine compassion, kindness, and heartfelt love shown while helping care for Barb in her last days.

Services will be held Friday, June 30, at 10: 00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 501 North Main, Richfield. There will be a gathering for friends and family following services at the Salina Park. We welcome everyone to join us for memories, music and a meal.

“Carry me home to South Mountain, let all who are near gather ‘round

Speak of me well in the stories you tell

Then set my bones free

To ride on the winds of a wild desert storm”

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Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Bert Jensen

1946 – 2017

Redmond, Utah – Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend Bert Ted Jensen, 70, passed away Sunday, June 11, in Salt Lake City Utah after a hard fought courageous battle. Bert was born on July 7, 1946 in Salina, Utah to Charles Lester and Eda Christina Peterson Jensen. He married the love of his life and high school sweetheart Sandra Sue Gurr on June 6, 1964. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti Temple,  July 1, 1967.

Bert enjoyed many things in life. He collected vintage model cars and historical books. He loved to fish and deer hunt with his sons and grandsons. He was an avid fan of BYU sports and the Utah Jazz. He loved to travel with his family especially to Disneyland where they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2014 with their children and grandchildren. Most of all he LOVED to play and spend time with his grandchildren.

Bert was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Bert attended North Sevier High School, class of 1964 where he played on the basketball team and only broke out his dancing shoes for his Sandra Sue at the junior prom.  He then attended Snow College where he enjoyed nickel root beers and bowling with his buddies, and later Southern Utah State College where he received a Bachelor of Science degree.

Bert taught math at West Lake Junior High for 13 years then he moved back to his hometown to be closer to his parents and in-laws in Redmond, Utah. After returning home he then taught at Emery School District, San Rafael Junior High in Ferron, teaching math for 17 years. Bert enjoyed teaching and touching the hearts of many of his students with his math genius and abilities. He was honored and received as math teacher of the month and the year. Bert LOVED to teach.

After he retired from teaching Bert worked as a Correctional Officer in Gunnison, Utah for 9 years. He created many friendships and memories with the people he worked with.  Bert was an extremely hard worker.

He was raised in Redmond as a true Redmond Mud Duck. Running in the fields and swimming in the river with his Redmondite buddies. A smile on his face and a slingshot by his side. Nights were filled with fun games playing on the cement block after twilight. He looked forward to family reunions with the Gurrs and the Jensens. The light of his life was his sweetheart of 53 years, his 6 children, 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  His proudest accomplishment was his posterity.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Jensen, Redmond; his children Brenda Kaye (Clayton) Carter, Wendover, NV; Kendra Sue (Richard) Pettit, Richfield; Brett Ted Jensen, Salt Lake City; Brian Lester (Charloe) Jensen, Annabella; Kraig Bert (Karen) Jensen, Salina; Starlyn Jensen, Redmond. Siblings, Beth (Gerry) Poulson, West Valley City; Fay O’Brien, Salt Lake City; Janice Maroncelli, Billings, MT; Rand Christensen, Otto, WY; Shawn Willden, family friend;  many nieces, nephews, aunts; uncles, cousins and in-laws.

He was proceeded in death by his parents Lester (Skeeter) and Eda Jensen; Eris Christensen, mother; Merrill and Joy Gurr, in-laws; Rula Pickett, sister; Luann Henderson, sister; Larry Jensen, brother; Roger Christensen, brother; Roene Anderson, sister in-law; Alex Kraig Jensen, grandson.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 16, 2017 at noon in the Redmond LDS ward chapel, 350 West 100 North, where friends may call for a viewing 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 Redmond Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Norma Trease Roberts

“The Salt Lady”

1933 – 2017

Redmond, Utah – Norma Leah Kirk was born October 18, 1933 in a little two room house in Magna, Utah to Alfred and Leah Swenson Kirk. Norma passed on to greater callings at her daughter’s home in Idaho on June 3rd, 2017 from natural causes.

Raised in Magna, as she said, by “Truly Religious” parents. One of  four girls and a brother who she adored. She was active in school and always looked for something to be involved with. At 14 she joined the Magna Drum and Bugle Corps and traveled all over Utah and other cities such as Miami, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and parts of Idaho. This sparked a love of traveling which continued throughout her life especially after being introduced to the world famous Redmond Salt.

Norma married Bud Trease on June 27, 1952 they had three boys and two girls. Throughout  her marriage to Bud, her children where raised to love  and care for horses. Norma was also active in the women’s riding club.

Shortly after her divorce from Bud, she earned a college degree in accounting and served a mission in Louisiana and Mississippi. Staying true to her faith she served many callings which included singing in the choir. Always stepping forward if  ever there were a need, she never hesitated to help. Caring for others without needing recognition and always on the go, helping others and making sure new comers felt welcome to the ward and her community.

In 1984 Norma met and fell in love quickly with McKay Roberts, where the interaction with horses continued. They married March 5, 1984 and their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti  LDS Temple  March 4, 1989. The marriage to McKay brought together Norma’s five and McKay’s seven children, she immediately took them into her heart as her own. A large family that Norma loved.

After retiring from the accounting duties at Redmond Minerals, Norma took on her most loved job of traveling, sales and promoting everything about “The Real Salt”.  Building her name as “The Salt Lady”. A title she adored and took very seriously and diligently fulfilled until retiring at age 80.

Preceded in death by parents, spouse McKay, step grandson and sister Emma Joy.

Survived by her children: Frank (Meliss) Trease, Scofield, UT, Rick (Judith) Trease , St. George; Leah Watt, Coalville; Terry Trease , West Jordan; Leslie (Allen) Wilder, Tetonia, Idaho. Stepchildren: Chuck (Carla) Roberts, Salina; Steve (Lana) Roberts, Redmond; Stacee (Brett) Blackburn, Aurora; Micki (Rob) Kinch, Heber; Tana (Jim) Besendorfer, Heber; Rhett (Stephanie) Roberts, Heber; Heidi (Robert) Byrd, Salina and many grand children and great grandchildren. Also, survived by brother K Kirk, Delta Junction , AK, Jean Johnson, Redmond and Carol Nicolodemus, South Jordan.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 in the Redmond 2nd LDS Ward Chapel, 310 West 100 North in Redmond. Friends may call for viewing  at the ward chapel Friday Evening from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., or Saturday morning from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M prior to services.

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

Online guestbook at www.springerturner.com

Special thanks to At Home Health Care & Hospice and everyone else who help in caring for Norma this last year.

GO JAZZ!