Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Barney.Laura Barney.Laura.youngLaura Barney

Coconut Creek, Floria

Laura Rose Barney, 87, passed away peacefully, at home, surrounded by her loving
family on January 2, 2015 in Coconut Creek, Florida. The oldest daughter of Daniel La Gerald Barney and Rozella Watts, she was born on May 29, 1927 in Axtell, Utah. She married William Kempton Pollock, July 25, 1949, and later married Francisco Jose Ulibarri on June 7, 1957. Laura’s cherished spirit is carried on by her three children: Victoria (Dr. Eugene) Harkins of Salt Lake City, UT; William Kempton (Amy) Pollock Jr., Pahrump, NV; and Francisco (Angie) Ulibarri of Coconut Creek, FL.

Laura was a loving and resilient woman who faced many challenges. Through her life she developed an admirable personal strength.

Laura was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed serving in various callings.

Laura had many talents and enjoyed painting, crocheting, and gardening. Her home and yard always created a delightful oasis for all who visited.

Laura enjoyed her career as a cosmetologist, and loved to read, and read, book after book. She shared her love of reading by teaching others to read through community education. Laura also had a great love for all animals, especially dogs; most recently, her best friends, Onslo and Misty.

Laura has six grandchildren whom she loved dearly: Brigette (Dr.Kevin) Parzych, San Luis Obispo, CA; Joseph (Wendy) Harkins, Salt Lake City, UT; Stephanie Pollock, Payson, AZ; Steven (Jodie) Ulibarri, Salt Lake City, UT; Jeffrey (Ashley) Ulibarri, of Salt Lake City, UT; Claire Ulibarri, Coconut Creek, FL. She was also blessed with four great-grandchildren: Andrew and Benjamin Parzych, Zachary Huffman and Chase.

She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 12:00 Noon in the Axtell Ward Chapel where friends may call from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the AxtellCemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com

 

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Steven R. Johanson

StevenJohanson4Old truckers never die.

They just get a new Peterbilt.

Salina, Utah – Steven Johanson was the first baby born on New Year’s Day, 1951, In Sevier County Utah. Lila and Ralph Johanson were rewarded with a new baby boy and a whole case of baby powder. Steven was the only boy in a family that eventually included four girls. Outliving Steve is his sisters, Kathy (Max) Larsen, Barbara (Dean) Landon, and Beth (Paul) Blair. Getting out of this world before him was his sister Ruth (Rod) Griffin.

Steve grew up raising hell and having fun in SalinaUtah. He attended (sometimes) North Sevier High. Steve joined the Marines Corp at the age of 17. He was sent to Vietnam where he served as a field operator as the rank of Sargent.

After Vietnam Steve met and then married Joyce Low. Together they had three incredible daughters, Kammie (Dan) Schultz, Becky (Shane) Moore, and Joni (Ryan) Kammerer. Steve has seven grandkids from his daughters.

Steve met and married Jeanie Evans on June 23, 1990, later sealed in the MantiTemple. Jeanie brought three fun boys to the marriage, Tyler, Bradley, and Matthew Peterson. Soon Steve and Jeanie welcomed two boys of their own, Ryker Johanson, and Austin (Haley) Johanson. Steve and Jeanie loved watching Ryker and Austin play basketball at North Sevier High. Austin and Haley gave him his last two grandkids, Kamden his constant companion and friend, and Keagan who hasn’t arrived just yet.

Steve loved his fifteen grandkids. He was so excited to meet his ninth that he left us too damn early.

Steve was a trucker. He came through life making deliveries of happiness and fun. He loved pets, jokes, and President Obama. He was always making people laugh. Steve was full of it……..good advice and love that is!

Steve passed away after getting his ass kicked by pancreatic cancer (his words), those that were there would tell you he fought like hell. Steve died on January 2, 2015. He was 64 years old. We will miss his laugh, especially when he laughed so hard that no sound came out. Roll on 18 wheeler roll on.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday January 10, 2015, at the Salina second ward cultural hall between 12:00 Noon and 2:00 PM. Graveside services with military honors accorded by the Salina American Legion Post #36 and the Utah Honor Guard 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

 

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Davies.Nan Davies.Nan.youngNan B. Davies

Salina, Utah

Nan Brown Davies, 89, of Salina, passed away January 4, 2015 in Provo with her loving family at her side. She was born November 22, 1925 in Annabella to Arnol Richard and Myrtle Loretta Camp Brown. She married Wilford Davies, January 14, 1944 in Alexandria, Louisiana. The marriage was later solemnized in the MantiTemple. He preceded her in death March 30, 2000.

Nan was faithful member of the LDSChurch where she willingly served as a ward Primary teacher, a stake Primary secretary, at the bishop’s storehouse, in the ward choir and as a scout leader. She helped with flowers and luncheons for many funerals.

She was civic minded and willingly served as a volunteer at Salina’s Tourist Information Booth. Some employment highlights included being a bookkeeper for Wilford’s gas station, as a server/waitress at Geneva Nielson’s, Soper’s Café, Mark’s Drive In and in housekeeping at Fish Lake Lodge.

The year 2014 marked Nan’s 67th consecutive garden. She loved her gardens and spent many hours cultivating and growing her treasures. She received many ribbons for her flower arrangements and vegetables at both the SevierCounty and Utah State Fairs. She enjoyed spending time at FishLake with family and friends. Some of her hobbies included camping, fishing, oil painting, appliqueing dish towels, quilting and traveling with Wilford to his military reunions.

Surviving her are her daughters: Janet Hunt (Doug) of Central Valley, Marie Carter (Greg Hubbs) of Spanish Fork; former son-in-law, Todd Carter of Spanish Fork; 9 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; siblings, Joy Ione Larsen of South Jordan, Nad (Markay) Brown of St. George.

She is also preceded in death by her parents; 2 infant daughters; son, Wilford Davies Jr.; siblings: Dawn Brown, Margaret (Jnard) Heath, Newell A. (Norma) Brown.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 9, 2015 in the Salina 4th LDS Ward Chapel, 100 West 400 North, Salina, where friends may call on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 or on Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:30. Burial will be in the Richfield City Cemetery. Funeral Directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guest book www.maglebymortuary.com

 

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Darwin G Anderson

DarwinGAndersonJune 22, 1931 – December 30, 2014

Aurora, Utah – Darwin Glen Anderson, age 83, of Aurora, passed away peacefully at the Gunnison Valley Hospital, December 30, 2014. He was born June 22, 1931 in Salina, Utah to Samuel Glen and Alta Spencer Anderson. He was raised on their family farm in Aurora, Utah.

He married Leona Beth Colby from Vermillion, Utah on April 18, 1949. From that union they were blessed with three children: Danny Glen, Mark Edwin and Debra Pauline. Leona passed away from cancer August 8, 1961.

Following Leona’s passing, he married Rachel Mendenhall and the family was blessed with two more sons: Austin Joel and Robert Edward Anderson. Not all things were made to last and the family was split when Darwin and Rachel divorced.

Many years later he met and fell in love with Marilyn Laura McKenzie Turley from Caliente, Nevada. They were married on December 28, 1983 in Aurora, Utah. From this new union, he gained three step-children whom he loved and adored: Lillian Mae, Michael Raymond and Marnie Kathleen. Darwin and Marilyn enjoyed 31 years together and were together until his passing.

Darwin graduated from Utah State University in 1963 and began a career working for the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. He retired after 30 years and settled back at his family farm in Aurora, where he became Water Master, a job that he truly enjoyed for over 26 years. Family was his whole focus and he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was an avid reader and enjoyed studying history and politics. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, gardening, weather tracking, guns and ammunition reloading.

During the Korean Conflict, he served an honorable tour as a US Marine on the USS Kearsarge and other locations throughout Korea.

Darwin is survived by his wife, Marilyn, of Aurora; his 8 children: Danny and Pamela Anderson of Kaysville; Mark and Diane Anderson of Veyo; Debra Anderson of Aurora; Austin and Laura Anderson of North Salt Lake; Robert and Susan Anderson of Rock Springs, Wyoming; Lillian and Kevin Valerio of Caliente, Nevada; Michael and Shauna Turley of Overton, Nevada; Marnie and Tim Fritz of Woodinville, Washington; 22 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; siblings: LaVon Platis of Sacramento, California; Eugene Anderson of Monroe; Julian and Faye Anderson of Bloomington; Althea and Scott Farhni of Clearfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lillian Anderson; a granddaughter, Shandy Rhea Anderson and his first wife, Leona Beth Colby Anderson.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 5, 2015 at 12 Noon in the Aurora 2nd LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home, 150 East Main Street in Salina, Sunday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or at the ward chapel in Aurora, Monday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 prior to the services.

Burial with military honors accorded by the Salina American Legion Post #36 and the United States Marine Corp Honor Guard will be in the Aurora 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, January 7th, 2015

Kevin Eppich 2012Kevin Lynn Eppich, a man of outstanding goodness, age 62, died on October 11, 2014 in Provo, Utah of interstitial lung disease. He was born on May 4, 1952 in Ogden, Utah to Don C and Marilyn Jane Davidson Eppich.

Kevin lived in Ogden until he was 15 and then his family moved to Mountain Green, Utah. He excelled in school especially math and graduated as salutatorian from MorganHigh School in 1970. He competed in wrestling and golf while at MorganHigh School and had many close friends.

Kevin married Cindy Lee Harward in the Manti LDS temple on December 10, 1977 and together they welcomed and reared four daughters and one son; Marci [Daniel] Smyth, Provo, Cassy [Brayden] McBride, Spanish Fork, Clark [Brecklyn] Eppich, St. George, Chari [Michael] Hazlett, Spanish Fork and Karli [Garret] Shields, Lehi. They have 14 grandchildren who Kevin loved to be around.

He loved our Heavenly Father and had a deeply-rooted testimony of the Savior. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Dusseldorf, Germany 1971-1973. Through his life, he served in many capacities in the LDSChurch, and was currently serving as first counselor in the Springville Dry Creek Stake presidency.

He graduated from BrighamYoungUniversity with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in math education and received a master’s degree from UtahStateUniversity in secondary education. He taught math for 36 years—28 years at NorthSevierHigh School and 8 at ProvoHigh School–earning many teaching accolades over his career.

Kevin loved to golf, travel, camp, family traditions, and always took his wife on a weekly date. Through his career he coached high school wrestling, cross-country and golf. He enjoyed being around the youth—especially serving with the Boy Scouts and was awarded the Silver Beaver in 1994.

Kevin is survived by his wife Cindy, their children and grandchildren, sister, Melanie Eppich, Ogden, Kelly Eppich, Studio City, CA, Kerry [Sheri] Eppich, Layton and many other extended family members. His parents, a brother Kimm, his grandparents, Ernest and Ida Davidson, Leonard and Sarah Eppich and his father-in-law Gaylord Harward, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 15, at 11:00 a.m. at the SpringvilleDryCreekStakeCenter. Burial was in Ogden, Utah at AultorestMemorial Park, 836 36th Street.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Smith.HelenaHelena Smith

Centerfield, Utah

Helena Nielson Smith passed away peacefully on November 28, 2014 at the age of 96, in Centerfield. Mom was born April 13, 1918, at the family home in Crowleyville, south of Centerfield, Utah. She was the first of seven children born to Valeria Elizabeth Larsen and William Marinus “Bill Crowley” Nielson.

Helena became her dad’s right-hand-man, learning to manage a team of horses, do chores and herd cows while she growing up on the farm. She claimed never to have learned to keep house but was an excellent cook and professional seamstress. She attended elementary school in Centerfield and left GunnisonValleyHigh School in her senior year to attend business school in Salt Lake City. Following graduation she moved to Los Angeles to work. It was there she met Wilmer Charles Smith. Dad was a city boy. They were married July 23, 1938 in Santa Monica and lived happily in a new house, with a good income and daughter Marge for the first six years of their marriage. Then Dad decided he wanted to raise his children on the farm in Crowleyville instead of the streets of LA.

The family moved back to the family homestead from a life of luxury in the city to an old house with no indoor plumbing in Crowleyville. Mom and Dad were always resourceful and began life anew by building a welding shop, constantly remodeling their home and later buying a farm in Axtell. All can remember pulling up a chair to enjoy good conversation and one of Mom’s home-cooked meals on their large front porch. We were always rich, often not in cash, but in the ability to make something out of nothing while enjoying the work. While we were growing up Mom made most of our clothes, attended every school event, chaperoned all of our field trips and was a leader in our 4-H clubs. She was also a manager in the local sewing plant and kept books for the welding shop and farm. She loved being a member of the DUP and a visiting teacher, with time to help anyone who had a need for her many talents. Mom and Dad always worked together as a team to make sure their children were raised with a good work ethic, basic life skills, education and the enjoyment of whatever circumstances might arise.

Several times each year Dad came home from work in the afternoon and told Mom we needed to go to LA on vacation. She was always prepared for these spontaneous trips and would pack us into the car and make sure we kept up on our schoolwork while we were gone. Dad drove all night and we would awaken in Santa Monica at our grandparents. After visiting relatives, going to the beach, Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm we packed up new-found treasures from the ocean and returned home to share the experiences with our friends at school.

After the kids were raised and began having children of their own, Mom and Dad enjoyed spending several months each spring and fall camping at LakePowell. Going to Grandma’s house often became a vacation to the lake with swimming, hiking, water skiing and fishing. She loved to have her grandchildren and great-grandchildren visit, looking at each one as a special gift to be enjoyed in a unique way. Her optimism, love of the gorgeous blue sky that matched her gorgeous blue eyes left everyone she knew with a feeling of warmth.

As the oldest in her family, she was amazed at living to the age of 96. She has missed the friends, boating at LakePowell, cruises and trips with siblings and the association of family who have passed before her. Everyone whose life she touched will miss her more than words can express.

Survived by her children: Marge Coates and Marilou (Phil) Davis, Kelly (Barbara) Smith; daughter-in-law, Gail Smith; 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren; brother Neil (Colleen) and sister Betty.

Helena is preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Charles Kirk; son-in-law, Guy Coates; daughter-in-law, Victoria Rees; brothers Ned and Jerry; sisters, Melba and Lillis.

The family extends their thanks and admiration to the staff of the CenterfieldCommunityLivingCenter, Gunnison Hospice and Dr. Embley for her continued love and care. Though she appreciated the excellent care she was given, she longed to return to the home she had built and cherished.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 12:00 Noon in the Axtell LDS Chapel, where friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Centerfield Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com

 

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

HowardBecksteadHoward Beckstead

1937 – 2014

Redmond, Utah – Barde Howard Beckstead, age 77, of Redmond, died November 24, 2014 in Draper, Utah. He was born February 16, 1937 in Bluffdale, Utah, a son of Issac Harold and Sarah Edna Turner Beckstead. He graduated from MurrayHigh School, Class of 1955.

He married Karen Marie Anderson, May 20, 1994 in Kearns, Utah.

Howard was an active member of the LDSChurch, serving as a Temple Ordinance Worker and various other church assignments.

He enjoyed fishing, camping and traveling around, visiting the surrounding towns and country side.

Howard is survived by his wife, Karen, of Redmond; a sister, Rea B. Boatright of Mesquite, Nevada; and a brother, Charles Kent Beckstead of St. George.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters and three brothers: June B. Dansie; Cleo Jean Vanderpool; Luanne B. Sharp; Harold Turner Beckstead; Alyn Dee Beckstead and Robert William Beckstead.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the Redmond 1st LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 prior to the services.

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

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

 

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Sorensen.VergalVergal Sorensen

Aurora, Utah

Our beloved husband, father, brother, friend, and grumpy, Vergal Clifton Sorensen, 53, returned to his Heavenly Father on November 28, 2014 in Aurora. He was born February 21, 1961 in Murray, Utah to Jerald and Mabel “Mickey” Spetsas Sorensen. He was an alumnus of NorthSevierHigh School. He was called and served an LDS mission in Stockholm, Sweden. He married the love of his life, Lillie “Joey” Berry, on March 22, 1985 in Midvale, and later resided in Aurora. Their marriage was solemnized in the MantiLDSTemple on September 20, 2003.

Vergal touched the souls of many people during his life. His love for his family and friends couldn’t be doubted. He had a deep love for his grandbabies and always had a playful spirit with them. He was a hardworking man who was always willing to help with projects that needed to be done.

Vergal had a great love for the outdoors: hunting, fishing, camping and hiking. He was admired for his garden and the salsa he made from his crops. He was a child at heart and had the power to heighten anyone’s mood. His sarcasm and quick-witted words is something to remember. There was never a time when he didn’t leave you in higher spirits and with a smile on your face. His patience was unceasing and his willingness to teach was incredible. The little things he did to show his love will forever remain in our hearts.

Vergal is survived by his wife of 29 years, Joey; children: Sammi (Brandon) Simpson, Joshua, Jesse, and Lexie; 4 spirited grandbabies: Ashlyn, Makaela, Laine, and Raegan Simpson; mother: Mabel; siblings: Matt (Krista), Terry (Glenn) Ingersoll, Russell (Connie), Cozette, and Ben. Also, many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Jerald.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 12:00 Noon in the Aurora 2nd Ward Chapel where friends may call Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Salina Eastside Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com

 

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

J. Darwin Colby

DarwinColby1/8/16 – 11/12/14

Orangevale, California/Salina, Utah – Our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend, Joseph Darwin Colby, 98, passed away peacefully, November 12, 2014 in Carmichael, California, after enduring failing health the last couple of years. Darwin was born January 8, 1916 to LeRoy and Sarah Elizabeth Crane Colby in Salina, Utah, where he grew up. He attended SalinaHigh School where he enjoyed playing basketball.

Darwin started his young, adult life working at the Hoover Dam (formerly Boulder Dam) project from 1931 through 1935. Darwin was the youngest man hired at 15 ½ years old and was officially the last surviving worker from the project. In December 1935, he enlisted in the Navy and served honorably with a discharge rating of Fireman 1st Class. Shortly after that time, he worked in the ship yards of Alameda / OaklandCalifornia during World War II.

After the war, Darwin moved back to Utah and while living and working in a drug store and for a mortuary in Salt Lake City, he met and married Alice Laura (Guild) Colby of Salt Lake City in her parent’s home on October 6, 1942. Darwin and Alice started their lives together by moving back to California where he spent a short time at HealdEngineeringSchool in San Francisco, but found a stronger desire to work the mortuary business. After completing embalming school, he and his wife, moved to Stockton, California to begin his career at B. C. Wallace Funeral Home. Their first child, Dara Lee, was a still born in 1945. A few years later he entered his successful real estate career in Stockton, building J. Darwin Colby Real Estate Company. A daughter, Cathleen, was born in 1947 and a son, Joseph (Joe) Darwin, Jr. was born in 1952. In 1955 he earned his private pilot’s license and purchase a Cessna air plane. He enjoyed flying to Mexico to do sail fishing and to Wyoming to go Elk hunting. He and Alice divorced in 1956.

In 1966 he married Jenny Neomia Mitchell and soon acquired 40 acres of land in Modesto, California and grew rice. He had a fond love of the farming life. A good day on the farm was when he was in his air conditioned Kabota tractor or running the combine at harvest. After Jenny’s death in 1989, Darwin met and married Wana Jean Walker and lived in Orangevale, California. She died in 2007.

Darwin enjoyed traveling back to Utah for the opening of deer season and hunted in SalinaCanyon most every year after moving to California. He could also be found at FishLake at the opening of fishing season each year until his health prevented him from traveling. Some of Darwin’s greatest delights were having family around and sharing stories both old and new; deep sea fishing and fishing at Lake Tahoe. Although he lived and worked in California, his heart was still in Salina and Utah. It was a great delight to him to be able to assist the Salina Fire Dept in the purchase of a water truck and other much needed equipment for the new fire house.

Darwin was preceded in death by his parents and infant daughter, Dara Lee as well as his siblings, June (Colby) Monroe, Vee Colby, Donald Bryant Colby, Lillian Burnell (Colby) Miner, Therresa (Colby) Rasmussen, Murvin LeRoy Colby, and Gerald Charles Colby.

He is survived by his daughter, Cathleen Leonard (Travis) of Woodbridge, California, Joseph Darwin Colby, Jr. (Ami), Burelson, Texas, step-children Ron Walker, Roy Walker, Wesley Walker, Delvin Walker; grandchildren: Christopher Lee Swank (Michelle), Hilary Noelle Zumbrennen (George), Elizabeth Agothy Rodgers (Jesse); great-grandchildren: Christopher Lee Swank Jr, Sterling Robert Swank, Nathaniel Curtis Swank, Chandler Colby Swank, and Ashley Nicole Swank, Stephanie Zumbrennen, Ian Zumbrennen, Jackson Frederic Rodgers; 7 step-grandchildren and 6 step-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law: Vonda Colby of Richfield.

He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all family and friends.

Grave side services will be held Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 12 Noon at the SalinaEastsideCemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the SalinaFireDepartmentBuilding, 40 North 100 West in Salina, Saturday morning from 10:30 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 EastsideCemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

 

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

KevinEHamptonKevin E. Hampton

1964 – 2014

Redmond, Utah – Our wonderful loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend, Kevin Elgin Hampton, age 50, of Redmond, passed away peacefully in his home in Redmond, surrounded by his family, who adored him, after a valiant battle with cancer.

Kevin was born June 27, 1964 in Gunnison, Utah, a son of Merrill C. and Fay Bouvang Hampton. He graduated from NorthSevierHigh School, Class of 1982. He attended UtahStateUniversity in the Dairy Herdsman Program for 1 year.

Kevin married his best friend and the love of his life, Nancy Rich, May 9, 1986 in the LoganLDSTemple. They were blessed with five wonderful children and six grandchildren, who were the light of his life. Nothing meant more to him than his children and grandchildren and supporting them in their activities.

Kevin was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a mission in the Philippines and had a great love for the people there. He had many callings in the church, including Scoutmaster, Young Men’s President, High Council Member and was currently serving as the Bishop of the Redmond 2nd LDS Ward. His heart was filled with love for those he served.

Kevin spent his life working with family in their farming business, Hampton Farming and Livestock. Kevin was lucky enough to spend his time farming and ranching with the family he loved. He always felt so blessed to be able to have his children and other family members spending time together as they milked cows, put up crops and gathered cows off the mountain. Some of his favorite things to do with family were hunting, fishing and riding horses together.

Kevin was a peacemaker and always thought of others before himself. He had many friendships he cherished. He considered the gospel, family and friends the most important things in his life. He was a great example to all who knew him.

He made many lasting friendships through his fight with cancer. He always saw the blessings he received through the people he met. He was optimistic, encouraging to others, and deeply cared about the friends he made.

The family wishes to thank the many doctors and nurses who took care of him, the community that rallied to support him, and the encouragement and love shown to him by everyone.

Kevin is survived by his loving wife, Nancy, of Redmond; children: Tyler and Amie Hampton of Redmond; Megan and Jesse Shetler of Park City; Marlee Hampton, Trent Hampton and Lance Hampton, all of Redmond; 6 grandchildren: Levi, Kolton, Jace, Leighton, Taylor and Sabrina; his parents, Merrill and Fay Hampton of Redmond; brother and sisters: Keith and Patsy Hampton, Terri Lyn and Burke Williams, all of Redmond; Cynthia and Marlin Mason of Ephraim; and his mother-in-law: Gail Rich of St. Charles, Idaho.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law: Glenn Rich.

Funeral services will be held Monday, November 10, 2014 at 12 Noon in the Redmond 2nd LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Sunday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Monday morning from 10:00 to 11:30 prior to the services.

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

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com