(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.
Elder Zaine Farris, Son of Jann and Wendy Farris, has been called to serve a LDS Mission in Tampico, Mexico. He will speak in the Morgan 8th Ward (Porterville Chapel) on Sunday March 18th at 9am; he enters the Mission Training Center on March 21st.
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.
William and Beverly Dahlquist will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 14, 2012. They were married in Morgan on March 14, 1962. They have resided in Morgan for 47 of those 50 years. They have been actively involved in the local community. Many residents visited the Dahlquist home each year for Bill to prepare their income taxes. Bev delivered newspapers for 14 years in the County; and they owned and operated “Buzzys” and “The Country Café” on Commercial Street until its closing.
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.
Garrick Norman Richins son of Brett and Janny Richins, and Teisha Potter daughter of Randy and Nancy Potter, have chosen to be married for time and all eternity on February 16, 2012 in the Bountiful LDS Temple.
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.
Leonard Rulon Pearce celebrated his eightieth birthday on February the fifth. He was born and raised on the avenues in Salt Lake City, and is the oldest of five children born to Rulon C. and Grace Just Pearce.
Look on the bright side, there are several good reasons it’s great to be 50. You have less hair to comb, although you now have to trim your eyebrows, nose, and ears. You can multi task by leaving your teeth at the dentist and running errands at the same time. Fiber becomes the sixth food group, you discover stool softeners, and flatulence is excused.
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.
Ralph S. Carter celebrated his 95th birthday at a family dinner this week. Ralph was born in Porterville, Morgan County, Utah on Aug. 27, 1917, to Levi Alfred and Clara P. Carter. He graduated from Morgan County schools. Ralph married Fern Porter on Dec. 13, 1939 in the Salt Lake LDS temple.
Elder Colby Skinner, son of Joey and Lisa Skinner, has been called to serve in the Mexico, Tampico Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Colby reports to the Provo Missionary Training Center on Sept. 5, 2012.
Tanna Potter & Travis Clegg would be delighted for you to join the celebration Sept. 8, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. at the Clegg Residence, 75 N. Clark Lane, Coalville, as they finally tie the knot. Parents of the bride Randy & Nancy Potter. Parents of the groom Danny & Georgia Clegg.
Elder Matthew Brent Dicou has been called to serve in the Lyon France Mission. He will report to the MTC in Provo on Wednesday, Jan. 25. He is the son of Brent and Laylene Dicou and the late Trishelle Dicou. Elder Dicou will be speaking at the Porterville Church on Jan. 15 at 9am.
The children of Kevin and Nancy Ovard are happy to announce the 40th wedding anniversary of their parents. They were married December 16, 1971 in The Salt Lake Temple. They have lived most of their married life here in Morgan.