Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Hansen,-Golda-obitGolda Eva Hansen

1931 – 2015


Golda was born January 18, 1931 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Richard Heber Murphy and Loverna Catherine Johnson Murphy. She was the 7th of 9 children.


She married Ray George Crowther November 24, 1950 in Redmond, Utah. They made their home in Axtell, Centerfield and Gunnison, Utah. They were the parents of two children, Brad Ray and Kathleen. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti Temple May 5, 2012.


She married Glen Lamont Hansen August 15, 1975 in Manti, Utah. They made their home in Provo, Utah.


Golda attended Utah Valley Technical College, earning her secretarial degree. She worked as a medical secretary on the Orthopedic and Neurological floor of Utah Valley Hospital for 20 years. After she retired, she volunteered as a “Pink Lady” for another 5 years.


Golda was an active member for the Franklin 1st Ward. She has served in numerous callings throughout her life. She was ordinance worker at the Provo Temple for several years and a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.


She enjoyed traveling, dancing, sewing, cooking, gardening, but most of all she loved her family.


Golda was preceded in death by both Ray and Lamont. She is survived by Brad and Eva Crowther, Cuba, New Mexico; Terry and Kathleen Crowther Hawkins, Bloomfield, New Mexico; Moroni Frenzel, companion and best friend, Provo, Utah. Brother George Murphy, Kimberely, Idaho and numerous nieces and nephews.


Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at the Franklin 1st Ward Chapel, 601 West 300 South, Provo. Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 East Center Street, Tuesday form 6-8:00 p.m. and at the church Wednesday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Centerfield City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent online at




Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

MaxLWilliams3 MaxLWilliams2Max L. Williams

1947 – 2015

West Valley City/Salina, Utah – Our loving dad, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Max Lewis Williams, age 67, passed away April 11, 2015, from a 2 month battle of pancreatitis.  He was born September 29, 1947 in Salina, Utah, a son of Lewis Thurland and Erna Lenora Larsen Williams.  He graduated from North Sevier High School, Class of 1966.  Max served his country during the Viet Nam Conflict in the United States Army from 1967 to 1969.

He married Betty Jane Beemus, August 6, 1969 and together they raised three children, Jody, Wendy and Jeffrey. Betty died September 8, 2005.

Max’s greatest joys were his grandkids and being on his mule “Bob” in the mountains.  He was a true cowboy and mountain man.  He loved to hunt, fish, camp and just sit by the campfire telling stories.

Max is survived by his children: Jody (Jenifer) Williams of West Valley; Wendy (Jared) Barlow of West Jordan; 7 grandchildren; his siblings: Carol (Jack) Morris of Orem; Glen Williams of Cheyenne, Wyoming; Ione (Melvin) Hughes of Mesquite, Nevada; Clyde Williams of Salina; Don (Darlene) Williams of West Jordan; RaeAnn (Dannny) Woolsey of Salina; Burke (TerriLyn) Williams of Redmond; his sister-in-law Doneal Williams of Salt Lake City; extended family and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; a son, Jeffrey; his parents; and a brother, Warren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 12 Noon in the Springer Turner Funeral Home Chapel, 260 North 400 West in Richfield, where friends may call for viewing Saturday 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 Salina Pioneer Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

DeloydLund1Deloyd Lund

1928 – 2015

Gunnison, Utah – Alva Deloyd Lund, age 86, passed away at home on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 of natural causes.  Deloyd was born July25, 1928 in Clarion, Utah, a son of Alva H. and Amber Metcalf Lund.  He grew up in Gunnison and graduated from Gunnison High School.  He served his country in the United States Air Force during WWII.  He married Lela Williams in 1950 and they later divorced.  He married Arva Torgenson on June 16, 1956 in Salina, Utah.  Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple September 9, 1979.

Deloyd was employed by Jelco and Emko for 25 years as an equipment transporter and operator.  He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was a High Priest.  His wife and family were his greatest joy.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, traveling in their motor home, riding four wheelers and going to the farm every day with his sons.  He was a member of the Centerfield American Legion Post #105 and the Elks Lodge.

Deloyd is survived by his loving wife, Arva, of Gunnison; his sons: Garry and Glenda Lund of Salina; Kim and Julie Lund, Scott and Suzette Lund, all of Centerfield; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother: Newell Lund of Salt Lake City.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother: R. Eugene Lund and a grandson, Jared Lund.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 6, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in the Gunnison LDS Stake Center, where friends may call for viewing Sunday evening from 6 to 8 P.M.          or Monday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 prior to the services.

Burial with military honors accorded by the Centerfield American Legion Post #105 and the Utah Honor Guard will be in the Gunnison City Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

ElmaSGeorgeElma S. George

1922 – 2015

Salina, Utah – Elma Shurtz George, age 92, passed away in Olympia, Washington on March 15, 2015. She was born October 9, 1922 in Salt Lake City, Utah, a daughter of  Leander and Gwen Partridge Shurtz. She was the third great-granddaughter of Hyrum Smith.

Elma grew up in Escalante, Utah, where music was a large part of her childhood; she graduated from Escalante High School in 1940.

She married Harold Robison George on June 18, 1943 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He passed away January 9, 2007.

Elma graduated from Brigham Young University in 1952, and taught elementary school in Aurora, Utah. She and Harold moved to Nevada in 1954. Elma received her master’s degree in library science from BYU, and worked as a school librarian for many years in the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada, retiring in 1978.

She and Harold relocated at that time to Salina, Utah, where she resided for 35 years.

Elma was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and held many positions in the church. She was an ordinance worker at the Las Vegas LDS Temple. In her later years, she spent countless hours doing genealogical name indexing and indexed over 200,000 names.

She is survived by three sons: Robert  and Kathleen George of Queen Creek, Arizona; Garth and Carol George of Adelanto, California; Dr. Roger  and Linda George of Olympia, Washington; 9 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Elma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband and one son: Douglas Leslie George.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 28 at 12:00 noon in the Salina LDS Stake Center, 98 West 400 North, in Salina. Friends may call for viewing at the Stake Center Saturday 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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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

McCoy.MacMac McCoy

Richfield, Utah

Darrell Keith “Mac” McCoy, age 81, returned to his Heavenly Father and the loving arms of his sweetheart, JoAnn Spencer, on Thursday, March 19, 2015 in Richfield. Our loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather will be remembered with love. “Love is stronger than death even though it can’t stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can’t separate people from love. It can’t take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.” – Unknown

Mac was born July 28, 1933, at Mound Township, Effingham, Illinois to John Emmet McCoy and Beatrice Maudette Byers.

For Mac, serving and giving of himself were as natural as breathing, and his life was one of unselfish service. As a young boy he worked at before-and-after school jobs to help his mother support their family. At the age of 17 he joined the US Navy and became a Seabee, serving his country during the Korean War. At the age of 25 Mac met the love of his life and he and JoAnn began their life together.

Mac was a very hard worker throughout his life. Mac worked for Sperry as a machinist on the Minuteman Missiles and also worked as a Millwright at Hill Air force Base. After moving to Richfield in the 1970’s, Mac worked at the SUFCo Coal Mine for over 25 years. Mac was a gifted mechanic and amazing gardener, and freely shared his talents to help those around him. He enjoyed sharing the produce from his garden as much as he enjoyed growing it. In later years Mac joined the LDS Church and he and JoAnn were sealed in the Manti Temple, after which they served the Lord as temple workers. Mac later married Jean Osguthorpe and they shared several wonderful years together.

Mac’s spirit of mischief, hard work and selflessness will be remembered with a smile and a tear by those who survive him: his sister, Joyce (Bud) Hicks; his children:Kevin Keith (Judy) McCoy, Grantsville; Kelly Jo (Pete) White, Mytchett, England; and Kenny (Kim) McCoy, Bicknell; his second wife, Jean Timmerman Osguthorpe; one grandson, six granddaughters, three great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter.

Mac was preceded in death by his adored wife JoAnn; his parents; his beloved step-father, Kenneth Eugene Finfrock; his younger brother, Charles Russell McCoy, and his older sisters: Betty Jean McCoy and Mary Wanita Higgs.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, March 30, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Richfield 16th Ward Chapel, 800 N 500 E. Friends may call Sunday from 6-8 in the Magleby Mortuary and Monday at the ward chapel from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Richfield City Cemetery with military rites by the V.F.W. Sevier Post #5050. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at

Mac’s request: In lieu of flowers, please take your family to dinner!


Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

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Gunnison, Utah

Georgeana Jensen Pickett, 68, while surrounded by her family, returned home to her loved ones on Sunday March 22, 2015, in Murray. She had fought a long, valiant battle with liver disease and endured many trials from post- transplant complications. George was not a complainer and through it all she kept a positive attitude, her great faith never lacking no matter how bad the circumstances.

Georgeana was born September 9, 1946 in Salina, Utah to Marvin and Esmont Jensen Jensen. She grew up as a farm girl where she learned the value of work helping her father on the family farm in Redmond, Utah. She also loved spending time with her mother where she learned how to be a loving, giving mother. She enjoyed time with friends where they had hours of entertainment playing night games in the summer and ice skating in the winter months.

Georgeana met Kirby Elliott Pickett and they were married in the Manti, Utah Temple on April 12, 1969. They settled down in Gunnison, Utah where they raised four children on the family dairy farm.

Georgeana earned her teaching degree from BYU and Utah State University and was a substitute teacher

but gave this all up to be a mother, the greatest teacher to her children in her own home.

She never missed a beat with her witty personality, which gained her countless, lifelong friends she loved and appreciated. She always looked forward to going out to eat with her friends. She was a great example to those around her and always a missionary. She wasn’t afraid to stick up for her beliefs, her friends and her family. She always made time for others.

Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, which she loved more than life, which was obvious through her words and actions. She always put her family first. She went the extra mile to make sure family get-togethers, birthdays and holidays were fun and memorable and that all were included and felt important. Mom loved her children and grandchildren so much and always included little lessons in the fun and activities she planned at family reunions and at Christmas time. She was always a wonderful teacher and made sure she taught her family the gospel, which she had a strong testimony of. If you knew Georgeana at all you knew her favorite holiday was Christmas. You could catch her celebrating it all year round. She always wanted things to be special for her family and supported them in everything they did. She was such a great example to everyone around her but mostly she taught her family right from wrong, she was always there for them, anytime and for anything.

George loved animals and had a kind heart towards them. She enjoyed gardening and canning the fruits of her labors. Of course she shared this talent with her children teaching them how to be self-reliant. She also enjoyed tole painting, cooking, and was an excellent cook. You would always find her family gathered around the dinner table on Sundays enjoying a delicious home cooked meal. Often her children’s friends felt she was like a mother to them, making them feel just like one of her own.

Georgeana was an active member of the LDS Church and served in many callings over the years. She was the Relief Society president, ward historian, librarian, and worked with the youth. Three of her children served honorable LDS missions for the Church and all four were married and sealed in the temple.

Georgeana is survived by her husband: Kirby; children: Travis (Clara )Pickett, Enoch; Deina (Mike) Mitton, Gunnison; Terron (Tera) Pickett, Elmo; and Tana (Jesse) Newton, Gunnison; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister, Nelma Gates, Hyrum; and brother, Lee Jensen, Redmond. She was proceeded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held Friday March 27, 2015 at 12:00 Noon in the Centerfield, Utah LDS Church, 210 South Main, where friends may call Thursday March 26, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. and Friday March 27, 2015 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Redmond Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at




Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Barnett.TTammy Barnett

Richfield, Utah

Coco Chanel said, “Every girl should be two things – classy, and fabulous.” Tamara Garlick Barnett – who was killed in a car accident in New Zealand on March 11, 2015 – personified that sentiment.

Known for her boisterous and infectious laugh, her larger-than-life style, and her fierce love of her family and fountain coke with ice, Tammy has left a legacy of love, generosity, and humor that will be treasured by all whose lives she touched.

Tammy grew up in Kaysville Utah and went to Davis High School. Being the only daughter in a family of eight children made her both indomitably tough, and the princess of her realm.

In 1980 she married her life-long sweetheart Richard Barnett in the Salt Lake City temple-whom she met while in the marching band at the University of Utah – and had four children of her own who were the center of her life. She truly was, as her late father Gary Garlick once said, “a rose among thorns.”

Her life and example helped those around her blossom as well. Her home was always open to those who needed a refuge, and she was at the ready with a kind word, a treat, a therapeutic shopping spree, or a shoulder to cry on. Heaven is a little more sparkly, and Earth a little less so for having lost her.

Her spirit of light, love, and kindness are honored and cherished by those who survive her: her husband, Richard; her mother, Sheila Garlick; and her brothers: Shane, Monte, Brett, Darrin, Troy, Shannon, and Brian Garlick. That spirit lives on in her children: Christopher (Carma) Barnett, Gregory Barnett, Andrew Barnett, and Brianna (Christopher) Strebel; and her seven grandchildren.

She lived by the motto, “Go big or go home,” and in the end, she did both.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Peterson family through Zion’s bank. To honor Tammy’s memory, please raise a glass of Coke.

Funeral services are pending for the Richfield East Stake Center. Further information will be announced by the Magleby Mortuary. Online guestbook at


Matt Long – Obituary

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

MatthewLong1973 – 2015

Las Vegas, Nevada/Salina, Utah – Matthew Merton Long, age 41, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 in Las Vegas.

He was born Sept. 5, 1973 in Cedar City, Utah, a son of John Duane and Marsha Ann Mitchell Long. Before the family moved to Sevier County in 1980, Matt was enrolled in the Ruby Thomas School for the Deaf in Las Vegas from age 3 to age 8.   Matt then attended schools in both Richfield and Salina. He enjoyed playing many sports including Little League, basketball, and being on the North Sevier High School Golf Team.

After having lived in Sevier County for 11 years where he was surrounded by good friends and family, Matt moved to Las Vegas and resided there since 1991.  He achieved “Star Performance” status at the New York-New York Hotel where he was employed for 18 years.

His passions included Motocross, golfing, hunting, and he was a whiz at technology. Matt especially loved spending time with his family and friends. He was thoughtful and kind to all, had a contagious smile and a fun personality that drew people toward him which enabled him to make friends where ever he went.

He is survived by his parents; John D. Long of Salina; Marsha M. and Mike Petty of Parowan; brother and sisters who loved him very much: John M. Long, Jamie and Kenny O’Connell, all of Las Vegas, Nevada; Katie and Scott Gourdin of Gilbert, Arizona, 6 nieces and 2 nephews; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

We will all miss him dearly.

Funeral services will be held  Saturday, March 14, 2015, at 1:00 P.M. in the Salina LDS Stake Center, 98 West 400 North  in Salina, Utah, where friends may call for viewing from 10:00 to 12:30 prior to the services.

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

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Marjorie C. Jensen – Obituary

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Marjorie C. Jensen

Marjorie C. Jensen

1921 – 2015

Salina, Utah – Our kind and beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Marjorie Crane Jensen, age 94. of Salina, passed away on February 9, 2015 in Pleasant Grove, Utah.  She was born February 13, 1921 in Redmond, Utah, a daughter of Roland Smith and Elva Geneva Breinholt Crane.  She graduated from North Sevier High School, Class of 1939 and then attended BYU in Provo for one and a half years.  She married her sweetheart, Robert Soren Jensen, November 20, 1944 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  He died March 10, 2003.

Marjorie was a very active member of the LDS Church.  She loved our Savior Jesus Christ and had a strong testimony.  She served many years in the gospel in various callings.  She loved Family History Work and served for 21 years at the Family History Center in Richfield.

She grew a beautiful vegetable garden every year, and enjoyed sharing her harvest with others.  She loved her family very much.  She loved to sew and especially loved to make quilts for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her children: Geraldine and Wayne Cottle of Snowflake, Arizona; Janice and Randy Bristow of Orem; Margene and Gerald Mellor of Fayette; Brent and Carolyn Jensen of Midland, Michigan; Paul and Inalee Jensen of Salina; 21 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law: Eugene and Nancy Jensen, Elva and Mardell Jensen, all of Centerfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Maxine Jensen; a granddaughter, Lori Jensen; a brother and a sister: Roger Crane; LerLynn and Earl Sampson.

The family would like to thank the Staff and Branch Presidency of Alpine Valley Care Center, and Tender Care Hospice for the love and compassionate care they have show our dear Mom.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 20, 2015 at 12 Noon in the Salina 2nd LDS Ward Chapel, 85 South 100 East in Salina.  Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Salina, Thursday evening from 6 to 7 P.M. or Friday morning from 10:00 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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Phyllis Jensen Thiessens – Obituary

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Phyllis Jensen Thiessens

Phyllis Jensen Thiessens

1930 – 2015

Our lovely Mother, Sister, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother passed away peacefully,

surrounded by her family, on February 8, 2015. Following husband Hank and son Dennis, she leaves behind a loving family and many friends who will cherish her memory. She is the daughter of Vontess and Keogh Jensen of Redmond, Utah.

Please join us for a short service at St. Marks’ Cathedral on Friday February 20, 2015 at 11:00 am. 231 E 100 S. Salt Lake City. Family and close friends are welcome to gather and reminisce at Phyllis’ home (2246 E. 2700 S. SLC) following the service.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation in her name to the Salt Lake Rescue Mission, a charity she supported generously.