William Dee Brown, 53, died July 28, 2012 at McKay Dee Hospital of complications of cancer. Bill was born July 11, 1959, in Logan, Utah, the son of Maurell Dee and Betty Jean Marz Brown. He was raised in Morgan, Utah. He graduated from Morgan High School and attended Snow College and Weber State University. Bill married Gerri Lynne Giles on June 26, 1981 in the Logan Temple.
Joyce Flower Hugg died at her home Monday July 23, 2012, from pneumonia. She was born in Ogden Utah July 18, 1949, the daughter of Emory J. and Elaine (Steele) Herndon. She married John P. Hugg on Aug. 8, 1998, in Morgan, Utah.
Drew Eli Whittier honorably finished his struggle with cancer on Saturday, July 14, 2012. He packed a huge amount of love, achievement, fun, learning, service, and faith into only 25 years. He was born March 16, 1987 to William Dee and Mary Lou Mielke Whittier.
Barbara Joy Whitear Palmer, 81, returned to the arms of her loving Heavenly Father on July 5, 2012. Barbara was born in Peterson, Utah, on March 9, 1931, to Albert and Clara Whitear. She married Quenton James Palmer on April 16, 1948. Together, they had three children, Cheryle (Randall) Manning, Wendy (Larry) Farr, and Gary (Kathi) Palmer; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
MORGAN – John Conrad Irwin, Jr., 96, died July 9, 2012 at his home in Morgan, Utah. He was born Nov. 2, 1915 in Salt Lake City, Utah to John Conrad, Sr., and Eleanor Elizabeth Collett Irwin.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 11 am at the Rock Chapel, 10 W. Young Street, Morgan. Friends and family may attend a viewing Friday from 6 to 8 at Walker Mortuary in Morgan and Saturday from 9:45 to 10:45 am at the church.
Our sweet, loving wife and mother Fern Porter Carter, 91, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Family Tree Assisted Living Center in Morgan, Utah. She was born in Porterville, Utah on April 6, 1921 to Franklin Sylvanus Porter and Emma Mae Durrant. She attended school in Porterville and Morgan.
Claren James “Sonny” Brandt, 73, died June 25, 2012, at his home in Ogden surrounded by his family. He was born Nov. 15, 1938, in Tridell, Utah, to James C. Brandt and Dorothy Melinda Anderson. He was raised in Croydon by Alva and Zelpha Rust. He graduated from Uintah High School in 1958.
Our husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather and friend, Gordon Barnes Bond passed from this mortal existence on June 14m 2012, to celebrate his 87th birthday in his eternal home with his family and friends.
Clarence Dawson Nelson, 79, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Lakeview Hospital. He was born on June 30, 1932 to Clarence Sherman and Florence Dawson Nelson in Ogden, Utah. Clarence graduated from Ogden High School. He moved to Morgan where he resided for 16 years before returning to Ogden where he has lived since.
(Ret.) Major William Carl “Bill” Johns reported for “Heavenly Duty” at 0245 hours, on Monday, 19 March 2012. Bill was born on 29 April 1935 in Carey, Idaho to Carl Emeris Johns and Louise Wilde Johns, and is the oldest of five children. Bill was a beloved elder brother to his siblings. From an early age he set an example with his strong work ethic, enthusiasm, and devotion to his Heavenly Father.
Gertrude Evelyn Koemel McEwen, age 86, passed away March 12, 2012 at the home of her daughter in Syracuse, surrounded by all her children. She was born January 18, 1926 in Robstown, Texas to Walter Adolph Koemel and Clara Wilhelmina Magdalena Steger Koemel. She married Earl James McEwen, December 2, 1944. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She and Earl moved with their growing family from Texas to several places in Utah and Idaho settling in Ogden, Utah until moving to Mt. Green, Utah for retirement.
After a courageous battle with cancer, Sherie Porter Wright, 57, passed away peacefully in the loving arms of her sweetheart and surrounded by her loved ones on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at her home in Peterson, Utah.
Bertie Ricks Smith, 83, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home of 46 years on March 4, 2012. Bertie was born on November 6, 1928 to Arthur Warren Ricks and Gladys Jenette Huskinson of Sugar City, Idaho. She married William Lloyd Smith in the Idaho Falls Temple on June 23, 1950.
Richard Allen Sloan, 79, loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother and friend passed away February 19, 2012 after struggling with Alzheimer and Parkinson disease for the last eight years.
Shirley was raised in Farmington and Kaysville by her parents, Albert and Virginia Udy Epperson. She attended Davis High School until her family moved to Morgan, where they owned and operated the Morgan County News and the Summit County Bee. After graduating from Morgan High School, Shirley attended the University of Utah where she majored in journalism and lived in the Alpha Phi Sorority House. Shirley had beautiful red hair and a personality to match. In 1954, she was crowned as Salt Lake City’s Miss Flame, a beauty pageant held exclusively for redheads.
Bonnie June Davis Malan passed away quietly at her home on Febrary 7, 2012, after a valiant fight with liver cancer. She was born to Rulon R. and Polly Viola Rhoghaar Davis on June 3, 1931, in Ogden, UT. Polly passed away three years later, and Bonnie was raised by an aunt and uncle, Gladys and Reed Wight, in Ogden.
Dale H. Thurston, beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Brother and everybody’s friend, passed away suddenly of a heart attack while doing what he liked best, herding cattle on his ATV and working on his ranch, Monday January 16, 2012.
CROYDON - Marcus Reed Wilde passed away at home on Thursday, January 12th, 2012, after a courageous fight with pulmonary fibrosis 16 days prior to his 84th birthday. He was born on January 28th, 1928, in Croydon, UT the son of Marcus Reed Toone Wilde and Lena Valliere Chappell.
Floyd Martin, husband of Marsha Ann, caring and loving father of Jann and Barry (Stacie) and the most proud grandfather of Janica (Jared), Brennan, Jentry, Cade, Taylor and Ethan, died at home in Morgan on January 11, 2012. He was born April 26, 1932 to Irvin Perry and Dorothy Stephenson Martin.
Today we said a tearful goodbye to Thane Park Rogers, an amazing father, grandfather, great grandpa and brother, after a valiant battle with cancer. Thane was born in Peterson, Utah on June 7, 1924, in his family’s home, to Thomas Park and Verda Hulet Rogers.
Doug passed away unexpectedly November 4, 2011 of cardiac and respiratory problems at a hospital in Morelia, Mexico, near the city he called his home, Patzcuaro, Mexico with his sisters by his side. Anyone that knew Doug knew he was an intelligent, eccentric free spirit who loved to travel and hated to be tied down. He had friends and acquaintances all over the world and definitely lived life on his own terms. He moved to Patzcuaro, Mexico about 2 years ago and fell in love with the city, the people and everything about the simple lifestyle he enjoyed there. He is now flying high, no longer tied to a body that was failing him and surely enjoying new adventures every day.
Our loving, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and great-great grandfather passed to the other side of the veil to be with his sweetheart. Laurel Dean Rock passed away on November 12, 2011 from causes incident to age. Dean was born May 6, 1921, to Laurel and Leatha Phillips Rock in Morgan, Utah. He graduated from Morgan High School and LDS Seminary in 1940.
Bridgette Suzanne Nielson, born on October 18, 2011, returned to her Heavenly Father on October 29, 2011. She was born and passed away at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. Bridgette is the daughter of Adam Heath and Stacy Carrigan Nielson of Williamsburg, Virginia. She has one sister, Andalyn Rose and two brothers, Myles Adam and Tucker Little; grandparents Dan and Tawna Nielson, Clearfield, UT; Steve and Suzanne Carrigan, Morgan, UT; great-grandparents Darrell and Luie Nielson, Kearns, UT; Ruby Carrigan, Morgan, UT; Fern Clarke Norton, Roy, UT; and great-great-aunt June Little, Morgan, UT and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Our sweet mom passed away October 26, 2011 at the Family Tree Assisted Living in Morgan. She was born October 5, 1924, to Juston Peter and Isabell Robinson Allred in Osgood, Idaho. She grew up in Osgood, graduating from Ammon High School in Idaho Falls. After graduation, her family moved to Utah, settling in Liberty where she met her husband, Vernon J. Shaw. They were married October 24, 1943, in Harrisville and later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple.
When the challenges of life face us, it is so important to not forget the Lord in your life. This was the desire of our wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Natalie Walker Garritson left this life suddenly on October 16, 2011 at age 37. She was surrounded by her loving family and greeted by them as well.
Bessie Woodward Monson was reunited with her eternal sweetheart on Sunday, October 9, 2011, 18 days before her 90th birthday. She was born October 27, 1921 in Lewiston, Utah, to James Leon Woodward and Saphrona Purnell Woodward.
Donald J. Anderton was born July 20th, 1923 in Henefer, Summit County, Utah to John Fredrick and Cheltina Elizabeth Jones Anderton. He died on October 4, 2011 at his home in Morgan, Utah surrounded by his family.
William Donald Welsh passed away peacefully in Kaysville, UT on Sunday, March 18, 2012, after a brief illness, just days short of his 88th birthday. Known by friends and family as Donald, he was born March 28, 1924 in Morgan, UT to Acy and Elizabeth Spendlove Welsh, the seventh of eight children. He was always proud to tell people he had been born in a log cabin.
Clifford Leon Whetten left this mortal existence on September 11, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. His passing was sudden yet sweet, due to complications from pancreatic cancer. At the time of his diagnosis, Clifford was serving as the MTC President for the LDS Church in Lima, Peru.
Hetty Marjorie Pentz Smith, passed away on September 5, 2011, surrounded by her family, on the farm she and her husband worked for over fifty-eight years. Marjorie was born on September 4, 1925, in Stoddard, Utah to Jacob and Ruby Pentz. She grew up in Morgan, Utah, where she graduated from LDS Seminary and Morgan High School in 1943. Marjorie loved riding horses on their family farm, which eventually led to participation in the county fair rodeos, where she enjoyed riding bucking broncs and bareback. She often won the competitions, earning prizes including a saddle and bridle. She even attempted to ride a bull once in the Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo, which led to a broken collar bone. She also enjoyed riding her pinto horse in parades, where they performed tricks for the crowd. She worked in the office of the Arsenal and at the Military base in Ogden, UT, and then began work at IBM. She married Eldon Smith in Coalville, Utah on April 4, 1947 and they were later sealed together for eternity in the Cardston Alberta Temple.
Our loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, Earl J Banner, age 74, passed peacefully away on Thursday September 1st. He was born on May 14, 1937 in Declo, Idaho to Clarence LeRoy and Olevia Hymas Banner. He learned many lessons and skills that carried him through the rest of his life working beside his father and brothers on the family farm. After graduating from Declo High School he attended University of Idaho before serving a LDS mission to Samoa, where he learned to love the Polynesian people. He attended Brigham Young University and met his sweetheart, Nyla Wilcock. They were sealed for eternity on June 14, 1962 in the Salt Lake Temple.
Raymond Keith Larson passed away peacefully at home on August 24, 2011 after a short battle with cancer. Keith was born on April 19, 1931 in Morgan Utah to Raymond Parley and Ann Giles Larson. He graduated from Morgan High School, and attended Weber State College and later graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science and Masters degree in Education. He served in the Northwestern States Mission for the LDS Church. After his mission he joined the Air Force and served in Japan as an Instrument Panel Instructor for 3 years. He met his sweetheart and eternal companion, Nora Howard at BYU. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on September 7, 1960. Together they have 9 children 32 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. He taught Math and Science at Pleasant Grove High School and was also a counselor. He returned to teaching math at Orem Jr. High. He served as an ordinance worker in the Mt. Timpanogos temple. Keith and Nora together served in the Pennsylvania Philadelphia Mission for the LDS Church.
Grace Lythgoe Johanson, 83, returned peacefully to her Heavenly Father Thursday, August 11, 2011 at her home in Morgan, Utah.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Rock Church, 10 West Young Street, with Bishop McClellan officiating. Friends may call at the Walker Mortuary in Morgan Wednesday, Aug 17 from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday from 9:45-10:45 at the Rock Church.
Toquerville, Utah – Terry Browning Lichfield, age 53, passed away due to complications from rheumatic fever. Terry returned to heaven to rejoice with his father and two brothers, his horse Star, and his favorite black lab Lady. Terry was born December 22, 1957 in Logan, Utah to Walter Curtis Lichfield and Wilma Browning Lichfield.
Rock Springs, WY - Keli Jo Hardy-Shook, 50, passed away July 23, 2011 at the Salt Lake City Regional Medical Center. She died from a sudden illness. Keli was born April 22, 1961 in Ogden, Utah to Val Dean and Carol Lee Hardy. She was a graduate of the Morgan High School class of 1979 and soon after met the love of her life, Dale Shook. Her and Dale wed on August 2, 1980 and moved to Wyoming following Dale’s work. Their daughter was born in 1984 where they became “three together forever”. They lived in Lyman and Evanston and later moved to Rock Springs where Keli worked various jobs until she earned her Associates Degree from Western Wyoming Community College. With that degree she began her career in office management and administrative assistance. These jobs included working at the local college, hospital, Schlumberger, and most recently IPS. Keli was a hard worker and valued her jobs and the people she worked with. During her time off she loved to be in the comfort of her home with her husband and her three Airedale Terriers. She loved her dogs as if they were her children. Keli was involved with the local Humane Society and helped any and all Airedales get rescued even if that meant she transported them to their new home across state lines. Keli also enjoyed camping and spending time with her family and friends.
Chaplain Berge A. Hoogasian departed Earth for his home in heaven this week. He died of natural causes at the age of 87. A born again Christian and Baptist Minister, Chaplain Hoogasian led a distinguished military career spanning several decades of service. He began his service as an Army Private in the infantry in World War II in Europe.
Quenton James Palmer, 85, passed away on July 8, 2011, after a short illness. He was born on February 2, 1926, to James Thomas and Fern Lowe Palmer in Morgan, Utah. He graduated from Morgan High School. Shortly after graduating, he enlisted in the Navy and served his country during World War II. After his honorable service, he returned home and married his sweetheart, Barbara Joy Whitear on April 16, 1948. They are the parents of three children, Cheryle (Randall) Manning, Wendy (Larry) Farr, and Gary (Kathi) Palmer. He was an accomplished organist and served his church for many years in this capacity. With his wife, he served an LDS mission in Dallas, Texas. His pride and joy were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss him very much. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; sister, LaDawn (Keith) Toone; brother, Garth (Joyce) Palmer; his three children; thirteen grandchildren; and seventeen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one sister, and two grandchildren.