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It seems like yesterday that we worked shoulder to shoulder for hours at a time with these people. If you know of an obit not listed for a ZLC alumni, please send it to me for posting. If you see an obituary without a photograph, and you have one for that individual, please send it for inclusion.

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Charles Gustin Hibbard March 6, 2018
Richard Franklin Daly, December 18, 2017
Roy Platt Howard,  November 7, 2017
George Walker Kirkpatrick, October 22, 2017
William Stewart Glenn, October 26, 2017

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W. Scott Lewis  1965-2005

LEWIS, WILLIAM SCOTT, 39, passed away on Wednesday, January 5, at his home in Weston, FL. How do you say goodbye to someone who means so much to so many people? He was born April 15, 1965 in San Francisco, California. "Scott" grew up in Menlo Park and Los Altos, California where he attended school. He was preceded in death by his mother Karen Lewis, stepmother Betty Lewis, uncle Lawrence Lewis, Jr. and grandparents. Scott is survived by his father, Richard, stepmother Kathleen Eshleman, sisters Kristin Lewis, Katie Lewis, stepsisters Helen Hobdy-Fagan and Kiko Fagan, brother and sister-in law Jeff and Heidi Lewis, three nieces, an uncle, William Lewis, and extended family members and friends. Scott received training at the Federal Aviation Administration Academy in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. After graduating from the academy he started at the Salt Lake City, Utah facility as an Air Traffic Controller, and then transferred to the Miami Center. He worked for the FAA for 18 years. Scott's passion in life was auto-racing and he spent the past six years as an official for the amateur and pro series racing for the Sports Car Club of America. Scott was a true outdoorsman. He loved the mountains-camping, hiking and skiing. He also enjoyed golf, diving and spending time at the gym or with friends. He was a great son and brother, loyal friend, and an awesome person with an infectious grin and wonderful personality. It won't be the same without you here, Scotty. We miss you terribly. With all our love, may you rest in peace.

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Clyde Amiel Linder  1921 ~ 2003

Clyde Amiel Linder, 82, passed away on August 15, 2003 following a long illness.  Born July 25, 1921 in Ft. Lupton, CO, to Henry J. and Charlotte McCoy Linder. He married Norma Hale, March 20, 1947 in the Logan LDS Temple. Clyde graduated from Ft. Lupton High School and Utah State Agricultural College. Clyde taught school at South Cache until he and Norma left Millville in 1957, moving to Magna, Utah, where Clyde was an air traffic controller. After his retirement in 1979, they returned to Millville. He enjoyed public service, was elected Mayor of Millville Utah and served in many positions in the LDS church. Clyde and Norma worked in the Logan Temple and then served a full-time mission to Capetown, South Africa. They have been involved in preserving the history of Millville by assisting in compiling and publishing the Millville history book and then building the Millville Museum. After Norma's death in 2000, Clyde married Juanita Irene Dodge Kastanes and they made their home in Grass Valley, CA.  He is survived by his eight children (one unofficially adopted), Gordon (Linda) Linder, Garth (Bonnie) Linder, Cheryl (Lee) Wessman, Osamu (Fumiko) Hoshino, all of Salt Lake Valley, Kent (Alice) Linder, Tampa, FL, Kathryn (Sam) Fernandez, Hoffman Estates, IL, Ramona (Jerald) Leishman and Rosalyn (Charlie) Munyan, Cache Valley; and one brother, Henry Earl Linder (Jean) Grass Valley, CA, his wife, Juanita, Grass Valley, CA; five stepchildren, Steve Kastanes (Lu Dean) Tucson, AZ, Stephanie Linzy (J), Cape Coral, FL, Nick Kastanes, Elk Grove, CA, James Kastanes (Michelle), and Stacey Brashear (Rick), both of Grass Valley, CA.  Friends and family may call Thurs. Aug 21, 6-8 p.m. at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E. Center St, Logan, and Fri. Aug 22, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Millville First Ward meeting house, 110 S. Main, Millville. Funeral will follow at noon. Interment will be in Millville Cemetery.

William Odell "Bill" Lovett  1926 ~ 2011

William Odell "Bill" Lovett , 84, passed away in Salt Lake City, Utah, on May 19, 2011. Bill was a loving and devoted husband; marvelous father, grand-father, and great-grandfather; and an extraordinarily funny teller of jokes who could deliver a punch line in such a devastatingly perfect way that it could leave an entire room of people heaving with laughter. Bill's family and friends and all who knew him will miss him terribly. Bill was born September 7, 1926, in Winchester, Virginia. Bill, affectionately known as "Billy" among his Winchester family, and as "Willie" by his wife Lee's family, spent his childhood exploring the environs of Winchester. Bill and his brothers loved spending time at the Capon River in West Virginia and going to frequent Riley reunions in the area. He graduated from John Handley High School where he played on the football team with his younger brother Bruce. Claudine Riley Lovett, Billy's mother, was a huge influence on him and his brothers. Claudine was an affectionate, mirthful woman, well remembered for her great good humor, laughter, and love of family; all these traits were inherited by her son "Billy." As a young man, Bill joined the navy during World War II. He was stationed at the U.S. Naval Station, Seattle, WA, in 1945 when the war ended. As part of his navy duties, Bill was trained in communications. He got a job with the CAA (precursor to the FAA, the Federal Aviation Administration) in the late 1940s and was sent to Alaska. There, Bill met a young secretary named Lee Marlowe, originally from San Francisco. They were married in 1952 and lived in Anchorage where their sons Mike and Tom were born. In 1957, Bill moved his young family to the California Bay Area where he worked at the Fremont Center for the FAA. The family's third son John was born shortly after this. The fifteen years which Bill and his family spent here, on Westchester Street, in Hayward, were among the happiest and most significant in the life of Bill's family. In 1972, Bill took a job as the Chief of the Salt Lake Center for the FAA. He was Chief there until 1979, when he and Lee moved to Denver for a management job with the FAA. The couple then moved to Kent, Washington, in the Seattle area, for another FAA position; they remained there for four years. Bill retired from the FAA in 1986 and accepted a position at the consulting firm SRSA. This position allowed Bill and Lee to return to "Billy's" roots in Virginia; they resided in Fairfax, VA., until 1994 and enjoyed the chance to live among many of Billy's old friends and family members. There were many wonderful parties, celebrations, and reunions during those years. After leaving Virginia, Bill's second retirement, the couple spent 11 glorious years in Santa Rosa, California. Bill and Lee moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2005. If it could be said about any man, it could be said about Bill, he was greatly loved. He was preceded in death by his father Brown Lovett, his mother Claudine Riley Lovett, and his brothers Brown Lovett Junior ("BJ") and Bruce Emery Lovett. Bill is survived by his wife of 59 years, the love of his life, Lee; their sons Michael Lovett (Theresa Martinez), Thomas Lovett (Jan), and John Lovett (Amanda); two women whom he loved and considered as daughters, Kathie Lovett and Jean Blackmon; grandchildren Jared Lovett, Jennifer Cooney, Kyle Lovett, Erin Finkbiner, Cy Finkbiner, and Ryan Yant; and by eight great-grandchildren. Bill loved everyone unconditionally and without judgment, and this included his many surviving cousins, nephews, and nieces, and especially his sister-in-law, Cathy (Winchester, VA). The Lovett family wishes to thank the home-care Eucharistic Ministers of Saint Vincent Catholic Church for their ministry to Bill and Lee during these past few years; and the dedicated staff of The Wellington Senior Residence and Haven Hospice for all the excellent care given to Bill during his final days. Private Services for family and close friends will be held at Starks Funeral Parlor. He will be laid to rest at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

Edward John Lusienski   6/8/1916 ~ 11/14/2004

"Uncle Bud"  Edward John Lusienski, 88, died peacefully Sunday, November 14, 2004 at 9:30 p.m. in his home in North Salt Lake following a lengthy battle with cancer.  Ed was born June 8, 1916, in Platte Center, Nebraska to Edward Francis and Nellie Regan Lusienski. He attended St. Joseph grade and high school there and received a Ph.D. Degree from Creighton University School of Journalism, Omaha, Nebraska, on June 1, 1939. He was then employed by the Columbus (NE) Daily Telegram as an advertising copy-writer and salesman until resigning that position to enlist in the Army Air Corps, April 13 (Fri), 1942, serving three years and seven months in the Pacific theater. He married Mary Josephine Fitzgerald of Ottawa, Kansas in St. Francis Church, Provo, Utah on August 13 (Fri), 1948. In his declining years, he referred to that union as "the smartest thing I ever did." He was employed at various Civil Aeronautics facilities in Utah, Nevada, and California before joining the staff at Salt Lake City Air Route Traffic Control Center in September, 1955 from whence he retired July 4, 1974. He was an avid golfer for 65 years until a combination of cancer and macular degeneration forced him to abandon the sport. He is survived by his wife; sons, Edward (Janice), Philip (Sharon), Douglas; one granddaughter, Laura; and two step-grandchildren, Gregory and Amanda. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Catherine and Maureen; and one brother, Dean. Known for his quick wit and wry sense of humor, Ed (Uncle Bud) will be missed by his many friends at St. Olaf's, his choir and golf buddies, as well as his extended family in Nebraska. We thank them for all their support. Also, we want to thank all the friends and medical personnel who helped him and us along the way.  In lieu of flowers, please support research of cancer and macular degeneration.  We want to thank the Neil O'Donnell Mortuary for assisting with the funeral arrangements and all the fine nurses and help at Vista Care Hospice. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Msgr. Rudolph A. Daz at St. Olaf Catholic Church, 1800 South Orchard Drive in Bountiful, Utah at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 20. Committal Service will be held at the Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum, 275 U Street, Salt Lake City, following the Mass.

Catherine "Kay" Beatrice Korogi Martin   1925 ~ 2011

Our beloved wife and mother, Catherine Beatrice Korogi Martin, age 86, passed away on August 9, 2011, of complications due to a stroke, in Salt Lake City Utah.Born May 3, 1925 in Providence R.I. to Frederick and Helen Sandberg. Married Charles W. Korogi, later divorced. Married to Richard F. "Dick" Martin, loving husband of 25 years. She was an active member of The Cathedral of the Madeline Catholic Church. She served as a volunteer at the soup kitchen serving food to the less fortunate, as well as other volunteer work. Graduated from Cranston High School, in Cranston R. I. She retired from Civil Service as a computer systems analyst for the Federal Aviation Administration. Survived by her husband Richard F. Martin and four sons. Steven C. Korogi (Robin), Montana City MT; John F. Korogi (Kellie), West Jordan UT; Charles M. Korogi (Andrea) Carlsbad CA; Matthew D. Korogi (Rebecca), Salt Lake City UT; grandchildren Matthew, Christopher and Angela. Catherine was a vivacious and caring person and touched many people in her lifetime. She was beloved by many and will be missed by all. A funeral mass will be celebrated Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 East South Temple. A vigil service will be held Sunday at 6:00 p.m. at Neil O'Donnell and Sons Mortuary, 372 East 100 South, where friends may call from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Committal, Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 4th Avenue and T Street.

Richard Martin     12/8/34 ~ 6/11/14

Died of heart failure. Peace at last. Dick held many positions with the Federal Aviation Administration and retired the assistant station chief Salt Lake Center. Dick was a veteran of the Army Air Corp. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth his son Richard and his beloved wife Catherine. Dick and Catherine spent their retirement years buying and restoring older avenues homes, she passed away three years ago. They lived together in happiness and they will lay together in peace. He is survived by son Christopher Martin, Stepdaughter Bonnie Peters, Daughter in law Gail Martin all of New Hampshire. Catherine Martin's children Steve (Robin) Korogi of Montana, John (Kellie) Korogi of West Jordan, Charles (Andrea) of San Diego, Son Matthew (Rebecca) of Taylorsville and Grandson Matthew ( Jessica) of West Valley. A funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday, June 17th at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 East South Temple. Family and close friends may gather prior from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Neil O'Donnell and Sons Mortuary, 372 East 100 South. Committal, Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 4th Avenue and T Street.

Donald Verne Matulevich

Kalispell - Don Matulevich, 77, died peacefully at home in Kalispell on 28 April, 2014, with his wife and children by his side. Don was born 28 August, 1936 in Terryville, Connecticut. Upon graduation from Terryville High School in 1954 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Stationed as a radar operator at Havre Air Force Station (778th AC&W Sqdn.) he met and married Havre native Joanie Moore in 1956. Don Joined the Federal Aviation Administration in 1959 and served a career as an Air Traffic Controller at Great Falls, MT and Salt Lake City ARTCC until his retirement in 1987. Don and Joanie have lived in the Flathead Valley since that time. Don is survived by his wife Joanie of 58 years, his daughter Dawn Kato and husband Tim of Missoula, son Joe Matulevich and wife Myrna of Kalispell, grandchildren Logan, Dillon, Blaine, Laurel, and Iris, all of Montana, and brother Bill Matulevich and wife Mev and family of Texas. The Matulevich family wishes to thank Home Care Hospice, whose exceptional assistance allowed Don to remain at home until his death. There will be no services per Don's wishes. Johnson-Gloschat of Kalispell will provide for cremation. The family suggests any memorials be a donation to your local hospice or veteran's organization. Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home is caring for Don's family. You are invited to go to to offer condolences and view Don's tribute wall.

Lynn Herbert McCreary  1920 ~ 2014

Surrounded by his loving family, Lynn passed away peacefully at the home of his daughter, Aileen Hancock. He was born on June 25, 1920 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Arthur Lynn McCreary and Laura Virginia Johnson. In 1942, Lynn became a Naval Officer and bomber pilot, serving during WWII. He went on to work and retire from the FAA as an Air Traffic Controller Supervisor. He loved rocks and developed into an excellent stone mason, making many beautiful fireplaces, walls and entries. He also became a General Contractor. Lynn is survived by his wife of 71 years, Linnette Lauri McCreary and his children Lauri (Betsy) McCreary, Susan (Bill) Bergener, Aileen (Greg) Hancock and Jan (Rick) Schuurman, along with nineteen grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. Lynn was preceded in death by his parents and siblings. A viewing will be held on Sunday, February 2nd from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 N. Main Street, Bountiful, Utah. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 3rd at 11:00am, with a viewing held an hour before, at Mueller Park 9th Ward, 1800 E. Mueller Park Road, Bountiful, Utah. Internment at Wasatch Lawn Cemetery. As a family, we want to share our appreciation to all those who gave such great care to Lynn before his passing.

Kenneth Dean McMillan   October 7, 1933  ~  June 17, 2014

Kenneth Dean McMillan of Lindon, Utah passed away on June 17, 2014 in his home surrounded by family. Home was Ken’s favorite place. His family was who he enjoyed being with the most. Kenneth was born October 7, 1933 in Heber City, Utah in his parent’s kitchen. Later they moved to Pleasant Grove where he completed his schooling and graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 1951. A short time later he married a beautiful young lady, Colleen Allred. Ken joined the Air Force shortly after High School. He served for three years during the Korean War as an Air Traffic Controller for 33 years. When he was discharged, he was hired by the FAA at the Control Center in Salt Lake City until his retirement. Ken fulfilled two missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served twice as a Bishop. He also served eight years as Mayor of Lindon City. He has lived in Lindon for 37 years and always called it home. Ken and Colleen were blessed with four children: sons, Carl, Jerry and Michael McMillan and a daughter, Cristie Berg, whom he adored. Ken’s greatest pleasure was working his one-acre yard which earned the name of “Grandpa’s Park” or as his favorite name, “Camelot.” Preceding him in death were wives, Colleen Allred McMillan, and Elaine Lowry McMillan, his parents, George and Pearl McMillan, a brother George McMillan Jr., a sister Anna Rose Harris and a brother Lee McMillan. He is survived by his wife, LaRae Allen Lowry McMillan, four children, nine step-children, more than 38 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren with a few more on the way. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 11:00 am in the Lindon Fifth Ward Chapel, 610 West 100 South, Lindon. Family and friends may attend a viewing Friday evening from 6-8 pm at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove and on Saturday at the church one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Lindon City Cemetery with military honors conducted by the VFW. Condolences may be sent to the family at In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Ken’s memory to the Perpetual Education Fund of the LDS Church.

Max Leon Menlove   January 30, 1925 ~ June 13, 2017 (age 92)

After a long and happy life Max L. Menlove died peacefully at home June 13, 2017. Born Jan. 30, 1925 in Payson Utah, Max grew up among the mountains, lakes and streams of Spring Lake and Payson where he attended school, lettering in baseball, basketball and football, serving as student body officer and captain of the regional championship basketball team. Straight from high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps where he served as a flight instructor and 2nd lieutenant. He loved to fly and took full advantage of weekend passes and access to his beloved AT6 fighter planes to thrill is hometown friends, spike his mother’s blood pressure and send school children scurrying under desks when he’d fly not so much over as through Spring Lake and Payson. Back home after his two-year stint in the air force, Max stopped one afternoon for a soda at Daniel's Drug Store in Provo where he was smitten by a beautiful and vivacious young woman behind the counter, Nancy Lant (the story goes she’d been trying to catch his eye for months). The two were married May 8, 1948 and were at one another's side almost constantly until Nancy’s death in 2005. They were sealed for time and eternity in the Salt Lake Temple in 1957. Max’s primary career was in air traffic control, with a short stay in Oakland and the bulk of his years at the Salt Lake International Airport. After living in Murray, Utah for 11 years where he and Nancy made lasting friendships, he built a home along the banks of Little Cottonwood Creek in Sandy, complete with treehouse, rope swings and carefully curated natural landscaping. Their children raised, Max and Nancy moved to a smaller home closer to family roots in Mapleton where they spent the rest of their lives. He was active in and devoted to his church, serving as scoutmaster and in five bishoprics and as high priest group leader. His volunteer work doing extractions and arbitration in family search indexing is legendary. Max expressed his creativity, craftsmanship and work ethic in his beautiful gardens and lawns and even more so in his award-winning hand-carved ducks, the last of which he finished just days before his death. He loved games of any sort – cribbage, gin, spades, catch with any kind of ball – with family, friends and most of all his grandchildren. He is survived by seven children: Susan (David) Pugh of Star, ID; Peggy Walker of Newbury Park, CA; Douglas (Frank) of Morgantown, WV; Mark (Dana) of Boise, ID; Gary of Salt Lake City, UT; Sharla (Michael) Chador of Lake Tahoe, CA; Angela (Tim) McKinney of Salt Lake City, UT; sister LouDene Perry, brother Robert; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by the love of his life and wife of 55 years, Nancy Lant Menlove; parents Walter Leo and Rhea Taylor Menlove; brothers Ted, Ralph and Joseph, sister Ruth Ann Gunderson; and grandson Nicholas Pugh. Funeral services will be held Saturday June 17 at 11:00 a.m. in the LDS Chapel at 1316 S. Main, Mapleton. Friends may call Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 82 W. 400 N., Mapleton or at the Mapleton South Main Chapel from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Burial will be in the Payson City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to

David Brian Molyneux   October 5, 1959 ~ February 14, 2015

David Brian Molyneux was born, on October 5, 1959, in Murray, Utah, to Glenn Ray and Ruth Stolla Molyneux .He was the third of four children and passed away unexpectedly on February 14, 2015. David lived the first several years of his life in Granger, UT until his family moved to Lehi in 1972. He attended Lehi High School where he met Carolyn Cox. They were married and had four beautiful children. They were later divorced. Following in his father's footsteps, he became an Air Traffic Controller stationed in Seattle and then Salt Lake City, where he lived most of his life. He was currently employed by Spectrum Software Technology in Ocean City, New Jersey as a Subject Matter Expert. In 2011, David met and married Tamatha Bade. He loved her very much and often referred to her as his "Sweet T" and together they traveled to many exciting places. They lived in Ocean City, New Jersey, Moore, Oklahoma and recently because of work constraints, David split his time between Salt Lake City, Utah. and Ocean City, New Jersey. David loved working with his hands, including masonry, woodwork, drywall and painting. Unafraid to tackle any project, his handiwork will be seen in homes and hearts for years to come. He loved biking, camping, and being outside and developed skills in photography to capture these adventures. He was a magnificent cook and loved coming up with new recipes, especially for desserts. David was an avid music lover and an intellectual, qualities he instilled in his children. His greatest pride was his family, and he always did his best to stay close to them despite working far away. David was preceded in death by both of his parents and is survived by his wife Tamatha; his children, Logan Molyneux (Hillary), Braden Molyneux, Jenna Molyneux, and Kelcy Perry (Nathan), eight grandchildren and his siblings Jeani Huggard (Dennis), Steven Molyneux (Virginia) and Patti Davis (Cole). There will be a visitation on Tuesday, February 24 at 9:00 am at 127 East 3200 North, Lehi, UT and memorial services will follow at 10:00 am at the same location. Online guest book at

Glenn Ray Molyneux  1927 ~ 2014

The image of our parents in heaven once again dancing together warms our hearts as we mourn the loss of our father, Glenn Ray Molyneux. Glen was born June 16, 1927 to Clara Kraus and Herbert Alma Molyneux in Eureka, UT. He left this life on November 1, 2014. During his childhood he lived several places including Eureka, UT, Pleasant Grove, UT and many years in Draper, UT. At the age of 17, Glen joined the Merchant Marine and Navy to serve his country during WWII and joined the Air Force to serve during the Korean War. In 1948 he met and fell in love with Ruth Stolla. They were married August 17, 1949 in the Salt Lake Temple. Their four loving children survive them: Jeani (Dennis) Huggard; Steven (Virginia) Molyneux; David (Samatha) Molyneux; and Patti (Cole) Davis. After 44 years of marriage, Ruth, passed on to her eternal progression and to prepare a place for Glenn. Glenn Married Phylis Hulstead. They later divorced and he married Beverly Greer in 2003. Preceded in death by his parents and siblings: DeVerl Molyneux, Leah Greenberg, Oral Molyneux, Karl Molyneux, and Arlene Craig. Survived by his youngest sister Iris Gordon and sisters-in-law Helen Molyneux and Rita Molyneux and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Glenn was an air traffic controller for 22 years and was also an avid outdoorsman. He was passionate about the scouting program and influenced the lives of many scouts young and old. He earned his Silver Beaver award in 1982 for his service. He served 4 missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and also served valiantly in many church callings. His greatest accomplishment was his family. A Visitation will be held Monday November 3 from 6-8:00 PM at Wing Mortuary 118 E. Main Lehi, UT. A family graveside service will be held Tuesday November 4. Online guest book at

Oral Alma Molyneux

Oral Alma Molyneux, 76, passed away on August 4, 1997 in Sandy, Utah. Oral was born May 16, 1921 in Mona, Utah. He was the son of Herbert A. and Clara Kraus Molyneux. He married Rita Healey on September 1, 1941 in American Fork, Utah.He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Marines. Oral was a retired air traffic controller. He was an avid sportsman who loved to golf, fish, bowl and hunt. He was a member of the LDS Church. Survived by his wife, Rita; son, Dan R. (Linda) Molyneux; daughters, Diana Molyneux-Buie; Linda Astorga; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers, DeVerl Molyneux; Karl (Helen) Molyneux; Glen (Phyllis) Molyneux; sisters, Leah Greenburg; Arlene Craig; Iris Gordon; Irene Harwood, Idaho Falls. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the nurses and staff at Sandy Regional Care Center for their devotion and loving care. Viewing will be held at Memorial Estates, 5850 So. 900 East, 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6, 1997 and one hour prior to services. The funeral will be at Memorial Estates on Thursday, August 7, at 11 a.m. Interment, Murray City Cemetery.

G. Terry Nielsen  1922 ~ 2010

G. Terry Nielsen passed away March 31, 2010, at home surrounded by loving family. He died due to a severe stroke complicated by pneumonia. He was born on Feb. 28, 1922, in Monroe, Utah, to Brigham Enoch and Minnie (Mina) Olsen Nielsen. He married Margaret Warner in Hutchinson, Kansas, on Feb. 6, 1945, while he was training as a naval aviator. They were later sealed in the Manti LDS Temple, June 21, 1945. Terry attended Sevier High School in Monroe, Utah. He attended Utah State Branch Agricultural College (BAC) in Cedar City, Utah, and then later graduated from the University of Utah with his B.S. degree in Business Administration. He went to work in sales for: Sears Roebuck Co., International Harvester Co. And Nabisco. Shortly after, Margaret and Terry made their home in Bountiful. Terry got a job as an Air Traffic Controller at the Air Route Traffic Control Center in Salt Lake from which he retired after 22 years. Terry continued to work learning the wallpapering trade, while also completing numerous remodeling and cabinetry building projects. Terry was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in High Priest Group Leadership, as a ward clerk for over 20 years, and a temple ordinance worker. He was a skilled carpenter, spending numerous hours in his workshop, donating his gifts and talents to family, friends and neighbors. Terry is number 13 of 14 children born to his father, Brigham. He is survived by his sister, FaeAnn Faddis; four children, Gregg "Skip" (Barbara), Sandra (Jacob) Hunt, Gery (Robyn), and Merilee (Robert) Meyer. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 29 great-grand-children, and two on the way. Terry was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Warner, his parents, and 12 siblings. Terry will be greatly missed by both friends and family alike. His positive attitude and sense of humor were a shining light in the lives of many. He left a great legacy to his family thru his example of devotion, love and service he rendered to Margaret in the later years of her life. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 10, 2010 at the LDS Bountiful Central Stake Center, 640 South 750 East. Friends and family may visit Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main, and Saturday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment- Lakeview Cemetery, 1640 East Lakeview Dr. Bountiful. Online guest book at

Lynn James Nielsen    1935 ~ 2016

SANDY-On April 2, 2016 our dad, Lynn James Nielsen left his sick body to join his wife Carol. His final days were spent surrounded by his loving family and devoted friends. He was born March 19, 1935 to Wilford Jr. and Harriet Nielsen in Spring Canyon, Utah, where his legacy began. He grew up in a coal mining town and attended school in Helper, where he was named King of the Sweethearts Ball. He later moved to Price, where he attended Carbon High and excelled in football. Upon graduating, he joined the Marines and became a jet pilot on the Intrepid Aircraft Carrier and was stationed at Cherry Point, NC. On a military leave, and after a 3-date courtship, he married the love of his life, Carol Anne McFall on June 8, 1957 and was later sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple August 22, 1958. After his military service, he worked for the FAA as an Air Traffic Controller, retiring after 35 years. He received a business degree from the U of U. Lynn and Carol raised their family in Cottonwood Heights, where dad coached many lucky boys in little league football and baseball. The family later moved to Sandy. Lynn was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many callings, and was a faithful home teacher. His last service was his mission he served with his wife at the Conference Center. He loved watching his grandchildren grow and was an avid fan of anything they participated in. Lynn loved to dance, listen to his wife sing, deer hunts with family, time spent with friends, and had a great sense of humor. His passion was BYU football and traveling to anywhere BYU was playing. He loved traveling the world with his wife on Tabernacle Choir trips, traveling with friends and family, and especially loved the annual Lake Powell trips. Those who were privileged to know him will miss his friendship and laughter. He is survived by his children, Chris, Jackie (Scott) Pettis, Scott (Jodie), and Noel and his greatest joy, 10 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren, that will miss him dearly. He is also survived by brother, Lewis, and sisters, Dorothy and Leah. Preceded in death by his wife, father, mother, sisters, Ruth and Donna. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 9, 2016, 12:00 p.m., at the Union 6th Ward, (1433 E. Old Mission Road) Sandy, Utah. Friends and family may visit Friday April 8th at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South in Sandy from 6-8 p.m. and at the church Saturday morning from 10:30-11:45. Entombment, Larkin Sunset Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are welcome to share memories of Lynn online He was courageous in battling Parkinsons Disease, and never complained. We'd like to thank his family and dear friends who visited weekly, and the staff of Canyon Creek Assisted Living and Hospice for Utah, for their loving care. Dad, dance with mom...'til we meet again.

Wesley E. Nordgren   1922 - 2015

Our precious father, grandfather, and friend, Wesley E Nordgren, passed away on May 9, 2015 at age 92. He was born on October 14, 1922 to John Nordgren and Annie Marie Richards in Salt Lake City, Utah. Wes served as a pilot in the US Navy during World War II, achieving the rank of Lieutenant. He married his sweetheart Lila Capell on December 8, 1945. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. Wes worked as an air traffic controller prior to his retirement. For more than 50 years, Wes and Lila cultivated a loving home on La Joya Drive filled with sweet memories and gatherings. They shared a passion for travel, fishing, golf, and bowling, and served in the Winnipeg, Ontario mission and the Salt Lake Temple. Wes was a devoted husband to Lila, caring tenderly for her until her passing in 2013. We loved Wes for his quiet, cheerful nature and twinkle in his eye. His gentle manner earned him friends of all kinds, including the neighborhood blue jays that would eat peanuts out of his hand. Along with the love in our hearts, Wes leaves a legacy of compassion, patience, and stalwart service. Wesley is survived by his sister Viola Jacobson, daughter Janice Gerritsen (John), son Bradley Nordgren (Cathy), plus eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Many thanks go to the people at Cornerstone Hospice and The Coventry Assisted Living, who loved and cared for Wes during his declining health. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 15, 2015 at Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, where a viewing will be held Thursday, May 14 from 6 to 8 pm, and Friday, May 15 from 9:30 to 10:30 am prior to the services. Interment at Mountain View Memorial Cemetery. Condolences may be posted for the family at:

Chester L. Olsen

Chester L. Olsen, age 73, passed away September 21, 1991, in Salt Lake City. Born July 30, 1918, in Magna, Utah to Francis M. and Emma M. Peterson. He married the former Mary Mykytiuk March 11, 1951 in Elko, Nevada. Member of the LDS Church, served two missions, was a first counselor for the River Grove Ward. Attended BYU, and was an air traffic controller for the FAA. Was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army Air Force.He is survived by: His wife, Mary, sons, Todd L., Chris L., Donald W., and Cory F.; nine grandchildren; sister, Merleen Fabert and brother, Arland Olsen. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 27, 1991, at 2 p.m., at Redwood Memorial Estates Mortuary, 6500 South Redwood Road, where viewing will be held Thursday, from 6-8 p.m., and one hour prior to the services. Interment, Redwood Memorial Estates Cemetery.

Kendall R Oman 1922 ~ 2005

October 18, 2005 was a beautiful day on the golf course - after putting out of the seventh hole Dad went on to finish his round in a better place. Kendall R. Oman passed away in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 19, 2005, as the result of a stroke. Born September 18, 1922, in Boneta, Duchesne County, Utah to James L. Oman and Delva Allred. Ken attended school in Duchesne County, Weber State College and Utah Trade Tech. He served in World War II as a Lieutenant (jg) in the US Navy from 1943 - 1946 as a fighter pilot. His favorite was the F6-F Hellcat. After the war, he worked at H.A.F.B. as a mechanic where he met LaVerne car-pooling to work. He went on to work as an Air Traffic Controller and after 36 years of service he retired in 1978. He held various church positions, serving as a Scout leader for many years. Ken married LaVerne Swan on June 13, 1949, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Together they raised three children. LaVerne passed away March 16, 1984. He married Shirley Haslam on May 24, 1986, in the Jordan River LDS Temple. Together they served a mission for the LDS Church to the Atlanta Georgia Temple and Washington DC Temple. He had two sweethearts, LaVerne and Shirley! He enjoyed life to the fullest. Always on the go - tennis, golfing, fishing, hunting, or just being with family and friends, the great grand kids will truly miss his 'Magic'. He is preceded in death by wife LaVerne, daughter Ellee (Jim) Rands, parents, sister Fawn (Joe) Patterson and great-grandson Jaxon Olson. Survived by wife Shirley; sons Jory (Nancy), Eldon (Cindy), daughters Vicky (Bob) West, Ann (Blaine) Flinders, Cyndi (Steve) Johnson, Robyn (Gery) Nielsen, Jill (Mark) Ballif, Tracy (Kevin) Hess; 31 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; brother James (Helene) Oman; sister Ina (Ted) Johnson; nieces, nephews and numerous friends. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 24, 2005, 11:00 a.m., Bountiful 43rd Ward Chapel, 1000 N. 100 W., Bountiful, UT. A viewing will be held Sunday, October 23, 2005, from 6-8 p.m. at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 E So. Temple, Salt Lake City, UT and at the Ward, 45 minutes prior to the funeral services on Monday. Interment will follow at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery, 10600 S. 1950 E., Sandy, UT.

James Russell Orton   September 13, 1930 - September 6, 2009

James R. "Russ" Orton, 78, passed away September 6, 2009 in Washington, Utah. He was born on September 13, 1930 to Delmar and Ethyle Orton. He married his high school sweetheart Melba Ann Wing on October 26, 1952 in Laredo, Texas. He graduated from Cyprus High School in Magna, Utah, and was a graduate of the University of Utah. He played for the only baseball team for the University of Utah to ever compete in the college world series in 1951 as a catcher; he is a veteran of the Korean war, serving with the 428th Fighter Bomber Group of the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1955. He retired from the Federal Aviation Administration and moved to Washington, Utah in 1983. He was an avid golfer, and worked at Southgate Golf Course as a "starter" for many years. He enjoyed the friendship and association of those from Redlands RV Park and especially the friendship of those who have assisted him in the most recent months. He is survived by his daughter Karen (Don) Ackley and her step-family of 4 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; also his daughter Deborah's 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Melba, and daughter Deborah Rothey. Graveside services will be held on Friday, September 11, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Washington City Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 W. St. George Blvd, St. George, Utah. Arrangements entrusted to Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221.

Florence Gertrude Packard
November 1, 1915 - September 1, 2012

St. George, Utah - Our dear mother, aunt and friend, Florence Gertrude Petersen Packard passed away September 1, 2012, just two months shy of her 97th birthday. She was born in Sandy, Utah on November 1, 1915 to Louis and Gertrude Alvinnie Olsen Petersen following the birth of five brothers into the Petersen family. She was the first of three girls, so the boys did most of the farm work unless they could talk her into it.  They had a good time even though her mother died in 1928 leaving her father to fill both roles in the family. She helped out in her home and learned the finer arts of cooking during this time even though she was only 13 years old. Her younger sister, Eva, had passed away in child birth, leaving Florence and her other sister, Vivian to pick up the household chores. Her father taught school so things usually needed to be right. They had a gully beside their home in Sandy and the boys strung a long line from the top to the bottom which they slid down so they all had lots of fun. They were farm kids all the way.  World War II got into full swing and without telling her father, Florence joined the Marine Corp just because everyone else was doing it. She went to Cherry Point, North Carolina for training as an Air Traffic Controller and then stayed there for the duration of the European War. They sent her and her group to San Diego to await shipment to Hawaii to serve as an Air Traffic Controller in an effort to help with the war in Japan. But the war with Japan ended on September 2, 1945 and she was sent home. Her father said she should go to the Salt Lake Airport which she did and got a job as the First Air Traffic Controller in Utah and one of the first in the United States.  There she met Ira Packard who worked as a Tower Operator at the Salt Lake Airport. They married May 3, 1955 in Elko, Nevada and bought a home in Murray, Utah. They had their daughter, Linda Packard, in 1957 and they both continued working at the airport until Florence found Ira was not giving Linda vegetables when it was his turn to tend and that ended his tending activities. She quit her job and stayed home with Linda full time and loved it and fed her vegetables every day. In 1985, Linda told her Mom and Dad she was going to the temple to receive her endowments. They were stunned but hurried and got ready and went with her.  After Ira passed away in 2000, Florence and Linda moved to St. George, Utah to be closer to Florence’s niece, Sandra Gilbert.  Florence was the last to pass in her family, after her brothers: Moyle Burdette, Max Stewart, Roger K., Glen Allen and Ray Louis Petersen; and her sister, Vivian. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Packard of St. George, Utah.  She will be honored at a funeral service on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bloomington Hills LDS 6th Ward Chapel, 750 Fort Pierce Drive, St. George, Utah. Visitations will be held Wednesday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd. and on Thursday, prior to services, at 10:00 a.m. at the Bloomington Hills LDS 6th Ward Relief Society Room. Graveside services will be held Friday, September 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 East 4580 South, Salt Lake City, Utah. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221.  Our thanks go out to the people of Beehive Homes in St. George and Zion’s Way Hospice for all their loving and attentive care.

Ernest A. Paiz   November 7, 1929  ~  January 1, 2012

Born November 07, 1929, Ernest finally succumbed to his battle with COPD on January 01, 2012. He died peacefully at home with honor, bravery and dignity.  Born and in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Ernest worked as a ranch hand, a coal miner and in the saw mill camps where he met and later married the love of his life, Mary Chavez. After graduating High School, he joined and served as a proud member of the U.S. Air Force as a radio operator while stationed in South Korea during the Korean Conflict.  After his separation from the Air Force, he and his wife moved to Southern California utilizing his radio operator skills working at March AFB in Riverside, CA. In 1972, he was transferred to Salt Lake City, UT where he retired from the Federal Aviation Administration as an Air Traffic Controller at the Salt Lake Center.  Among Ernest’s favorite interests included reading. He was an amazing source of trivia facts. His other interests included crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, computer games, Humphrey Bogart movies, motorcycles, great food and visiting with his family and friends telling jokes and telling stories from his childhood years.  Ernest dearly loved his family and was protective of each of them. He will be dearly missed in so many ways by so many people. We know he’ll continue to watch over us and take care of us.  He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary S. Paíz; Murray UT; two sons, Ernest Patrick Paíz, Murray, UT. - Freddie Paíz (Susi), West Jordan, UT; two grandchildren. Sara Deneau (RJ), West Jordan, UT. – Stockton Paíz, West Jordan, UT; and one sister; Alice Oberto, Azusa, CA.  A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, January 6, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Vincent’s DePaul Catholic Church, 1375 E. Spring Lane. A visitation for family and friends will be Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 So. State Street. Interment: Utah Veterans Memorial Park.  “Fly With The Angels Papa. We Love You.”

Perry Dell Peacock

Perry Dell Peacock, born 13 May 1931 in Emery, Emery County Utah, passed away peacefully in his sleep 2 February 2011. He graduated from Emery High School, and attended the U.S.A.C. in Logan, Utah , and graduated in 1953. He joined the Air Force, where he was a 1st Lt. and pilot of the Globemaster cargo plane (C-124). Upon leaving the Air Force, he began working at the S.L. Airport where he worked for 25 years in the Air Route Traffic Control Center. Upon retiring, he went into beekeeping, having grown up working with bees with his father. He served as a State Bee Inspector and President of the Utah Beekeepers Association. He enjoyed beekeeping and used it for his livelihood until Parkinson's Disease made it difficult for him to handle them. He was an active member of the LDS Church having served in various ward positions. He is survived by his wife Dorothea Hume Peacock, five children: Perry Dean (Shauna), Springville, UT; Kaylynn Armitstead (John), Pleasant Grove, UT; Mechell Yates (Todd), West Jordan, UT; Brenda Lee Nope (Wendell), Taylorsville, UT; Tawnya Peacock, Rose Park, 29 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, brother, Herschel and sister Charlene Staheli (Stan). Preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and one sister. The family would like to express deep gratitude to all who made Dad more comfortable in his final hours, helped Mom and Dad during this difficult time and throughout the last few years. We especially would like to thank friends and neighbors, and the doctors and nurses at both Jordan Valley Hospital and Rocky Mountain Riverton Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be held on Feb. 8, 2011, 11:00 a.m. at the Garden Grove Ward, 1925 West 9000 South, West Jordan, UT. Viewings will be held at the church on Monday, February 7, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to service. The family would like to express deep gratitude to all who made Dad more comfortable in his final hours, helped Mom and Dad during this difficult time and throughout the last few years.

Mark Wayne Paxman  1933 ~ 2015
  "Blue skies ahead, fly high!"

West Jordan, Utah. Mark Wayne Paxman, 82, passed away at home, his favorite place to be. He was born in SLC, UT to Frank & Harriett Paxman on April 30, 1933. He graduated from South High in 1952 & enlisted in the US Air Force. While stationed at Luke Air Force Base, in Glendale, AZ he met his sweetheart of 59 years, LuWana Naegle. They married in Tucson, AZ in 1956. Later sealed in the Logan, LDS Temple in 1962. He worked as an Air Traffic Controller for the FAA for 33 years. They raised together The Paxman Girls, Harriett Bryant, Sherry (Mike) Hunsaker, Patti (Ron) Vance, Marie (Jeff) Kingsbury, Penny Paxman, and Misty (Gordon) Eyre. He lived a life of exemplary service to his Heavenly Father & to others. He spent time making people laugh, loving life & enjoying his garden. Survived by his wife, 6 daughters, 21 grandchildren, & 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents & 3 brothers Frank, Dick, and Gene. A celebration of his life will be on Friday Dec 18th at 11am. Viewing times are from 6-8 pm on Thursday Dec 17th & Friday Dec 18th from 10-11 am. Both services are at the LDS Church at 7265 S 2700 W, WJ. " Everything is Copacetic, Love ya, Babe!" - Mark Paxman

Dennis Ray Peck

Dennis Ray Peck, age 55, of Bountiful, died Sunday, July 27, 1997 in Bountiful, Utah of heart failure. He was born September 11, 1941 in American Fork, Utah to N.S. and Beda Leona Cook Peck. On June 8, 1989 he married Deon Foote in Bountiful.Dennis was an Air Traffic Controller for the Federal Aviation Administration. He enjoyed his grandchildren, golfing, traveling, hunting, camping and officiating football and basketball. He loved outdoor outings with his family and friends. Dennis was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was a temple worker in the Bountiful LDS Temple. He was also a long time member of the Utah National Guard. He is survived by his wife of Bountiful; two sons and one daughter, Gregory D. (Michelle) Peck, Lehi; Charles N. Peck, Pleasant Grove; Marianne (Shawn) Bezzant, Lehi; two step-sons, and one step-daughter, Benny G. (Debra) Olsen, Bountiful; Ken R. Olsen and Jennifer Ford, both of Murray; 10 grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters, Ron (Mary Anne) Peck, Kenneth (Barbara) Peck, Shauna (Kevin) Peterson, all of Lehi; Kalyn (Robert) Secretan, Pleasant Grove; Kathy (David) Cox, Manti. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Colby Ladd Peck. Dennis was dearly loved by all who knew him and he will be missed greatly. Funeral service will be held Friday, August 1, 1997 at 1 p.m. at the Bountiful Mueller Park 5th Ward Chapel, 1350 E. 1975 So. Friends may call at the Wing Mortuary, 118 E. Main, Lehi, Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. and at the church in Bountiful, Friday from 11 a.m. until time of services. Interment will be in the Bountiful Lakeview Cemetery.

Chris Allen Petersen   1961 ~ 2016

Chris Allen Petersen was born on May 24, 1961 in Holdrege, Nebraska and passed away on April 1, 2016 in Sandy, Utah. Chris was baptized at the Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Holdrege, Nebraska in July of 1961 and was confirmed in 1975 at the Centennial Lutheran Church in Superior, Nebraska. Chris attended Superior Public Schools, graduating with the Class of 1979. While attending high school he was involved in the band and other organizations. After graduating from high school he attended both Hastings and Kearney Colleges. On March 24, 1990 he married Denise Utterback. This union produced two children, Benjamin and Jenna. They later divorced. He served in the United States Army Reserve as a Cavalry Scout (19D) and also as a Drill Sergeant for his unit. He was honorably discharged in 1991. In 1991 he was accepted into the Federal Aviation Administration Academy located in Oklahoma City where he excelled and made many lifelong friends. Upon graduation he was awarded a position as an Air Traffic Control Specialist in Salt Lake City ARTCC, where he worked for 24 years, and retired in 2015. Chris enjoyed cars, grilling, fishing, sailing, camping, and anything that got him outdoors, especially with his friends and family. Left to cherish his memory are his son Ben Petersen, daughter Jenna Petersen, his parents Don and Darlene Petersen, his best friend Renn, and many more family and friends. Services will be held Saturday, April 9th at 10 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sandy. He will be interred at Fort McPherson National Cemetery at a later date.

Kevin Lynn Phinney

Our beloved husband, devoted father, loving brother, gentle uncle and loyal friend has fought the good fight and returned home with honor. He was born June 21, 1955 in Stuttgart, Germany where his parents were stationed with the army. He died peacefully in his home from natural causes on Dec 30, 2012. He married the "love of his life", Janet Barton on June 14, 1977 in the Salt Lake Temple. He graduated from Murray High and then attended the University of Utah. He was a firefighter with Salt Lake County. In 1980 he became an Air Traffic Controller with the FAA where he had the opportunity to coordinate air security for the 2002 Olympics. He retired in 2006 after 26 years of service. He was a jack-of-all-trades: electrician, plumber, mason, carpenter, most excellent painter and a master with woodworking projects. He could and would make or fix anything for anyone who asked. He was wicked-good at skiing and used this skill to teach others. Compassionate and completely dedicated to his family, he made each one of his children feel special and like they were his favorite. He encouraged each child in their adventures- wakeboarding, skiing, doing backflips and taking motorcycle rides. He supported his children's choices in military, mission service and school. He was an active member of the LDS church. His light shines on through us. He is preceded in death by his parents, Elwood and Aleen Phinney. He is survived by his wife, Janet, his children, Brandon, Andrea, and Sean (Kaelynne) and his sister Carlyn Jensen. His viewing is Thursday, Jan. 3rd from 6-8 at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary in Murray. The funeral is Friday at noon with a viewing prior from 11-11:45 at the Valley View 12th Ward. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the LDS Perpetual Education Fund or the Utah Food Bank.

Roy Potter

Roy Potter, 73, passed away on Oct. 22, 2009 in the Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City, UT from complications of cancer.He was born on November 9, 1935 in Coalville, Utah the son of William Grayson and Amy (Clark) Potter. He served his country in the US Air Force from 1958 to 1962. Serving six months in Newfoundland. He married Berta Wilde in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on April 17, 1958. Roy for many years as an Air Traffic Controller at the Salt Enroute Center. After retirement he was a training instructor for 13 years. Roy was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day church and served in bishopric, as ward clerk, and 17 years as a temple worker in the Salt Lake Temple. He is survived by his wife, Berta, of Oakley; sons: Jeffrey (Laura) Potter, of Coalville; Gregory (Maye) Potter of Oakley, and Barry (Kim) Potter, Heber. Also 10 grandchildren; brothers: Sterling (JoAnn) Potter, of Morgan; and Rex (Shirl) Potter, of Lake Elsinore, CA. He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters: Essie and Wanda; brothers: Kenneth and Lew. Funeral service will be in the Kamas LDS Stake Center, 3038 N. SR 32, Marion, on Monday at 11 a.m. Friends may call at the church on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Monday one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Oakley Cemetery under the direction of Crandall Funeral Home, Kamas.

Thomas Richard Price   1929 ~ 2016

Thomas Richard (Tom/Dick) Price passed away on the 22nd of November 2016, from an aggressive form of cancer. He was 87 years old. On March 29, 1929, he was welcomed into this life by his parents Ruthe Ann Robertson and Thomas Price. He was the eldest of their four children which included two sisters Carol Ann and Betty, and a brother Gerald (Jerry). He was blessed to be raised in a loving, caring and supportive family. Most of his younger life, he spent in the Sugarhouse area, where he attended Columbus School, Irving Jr. High and South High schools. He completed his education at the University of Utah and received his degree in ceramic engineering. While there, he entered the ROTC and from there he was given the opportunity to train as a pilot. He joined the U.S. Air Force and became a jet fighter pilot. He had a lot of stories to tell of the jets he flew, namely the F-84 Thunderjet, the F-84F Thunderstreak and the F-100 Super Sabre. After four years in the military, he completed a thirty-two-year career as a supervisor of Air Traffic Control. He married Donna Jean Gray, and they had three children: Rodney, Dawn, and Pamela. They later divorced. In 1983 he married Jessica Marshall and they were married for over thirty-three years. he was sealed to her and her daughters in the Salt Lake Temple. Tom/Dick loved sports. He excelled in playing M-Men basketball and played for many years with the boys from the Fairmont Ward where he made many lifelong friends. He was also an avid golfer and played for decades with the men from the FAA, and again making many lifelong friends. He was an active member of the LDS Church and served quietly in his callings. He especially enjoyed the years he spent as a volunteer at the Salt Lake Temple baptistery. He didn’t like to be in the limelight and was happy just to be in the shadow. His greatest joy was being at his 300-acre farm in Hagerman Idaho, where he worked the land himself along with the help. Watching the crops grow gave him a great sense of accomplishment and he loved the harvest time. Tom was gentle giant, (6’4.) His unassuming ways made him easy to love. He had a quiet charm and sense of humor that everyone loved. His family adored him and cherish the times they spent with him. He, in turn, loved them with all his heart and they are all so sorrowful at his passing. He is survived by his wife Jessica Price, son Rodney (Teresa), daughters Pamela (Dell) Shiner, Dawn Baker, Rebecca (Victor) Schmidt, and Crystal (Troy) Cloyd, and his sister Betty Haun. Preceded in death by his parents, sister Carol Ann Keithley, brother Jerry, and daughter Debra Benson. He had 19 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 2, 2016 at 11:00 am in the Fortuna Ward Chapel, 4407 Fortuna Way, Salt Lake City. There will be a viewing Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Friday morning prior to services from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Chapel. The interment will be at Larkin Sunset Gardens in Sandy, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah. Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign his guestbook at

David Owen Rasmussen   September 9, 1942 - August 20, 2016

On August 20, 2016 our loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, returned to his Heavenly Father. Born in Long Beach, CA on September 9th, 1942 to Clarence Wesley and Thelma Bernice Rasmussen, David was the 3rd of 9 children: Ronald (Kathy), Donna (Dave), Twin Brother- Dennis (Sandy), Mary (Nick), Jerry (Vicki), Milt (Cheryl), Boyd (Jetta), and Julyn (Ken). Being raised in Lehi, David attended and graduated from Lehi High School in 1960. After graduation David attended Brigham Young University for 2 years. He then joined the army on February 9, 1962. He served for 3 years where he worked as an Electrical Repair Helper and Nuclear Weapons Maintenance Specialist, and was honorably discharged as a SP-5 (T) E-5. He married and later divorced Connie Fugal who blessed him with his first son Kurt Hunter. He than married Judith Evans on October 9, 1970 and was sealed in the Provo LDS Temple on February 17, 1973. Together they raised seven children: Shane Rasmussen (Holli), Jeana Stubbs (Patrick), Rhett Rasmussen (Katie), Bryce Rasmussen (Kiri), Shauna Ziegler (Jay), Tonya Rasmussen (Craig), and Melissa Wetsel (Robert). He leaves a legacy of 34 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Dad devoted his life to providing and taking care of his large family. Due to his love for aviation, he became an Air Traffic Controller for the FAA and served for 40 plus years at the Salt Lake Center. Dad also enjoyed various activities that included, racquetball, fishing, gardening and music which he shared with his children and grandchildren. He spent several years running the local racquetball tournaments in American Fork. Dad’s love for gardening was shared with anyone who asked. He often provided us and his neighbors with the fruits of his labor. The neighbor kids referred to him as “The Corn Man”. He had a passion for serving others, and served faithfully in various church callings. For the last few years he spent his time caring for his lovely wife before her passing. After suffering from a broken heart, dad was freed from his pain to join his wife and parents. Dad’s influence and impact has been felt far and wide and will continue through his descendancy. We love you, dad! May your wisdom and love be with us all, until we meet again. Funeral service will be held at the LDS Stake Center Building, at 9626 North 6800 West in Highland, Utah on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 12:00 p.m., followed by interment at the Lehi Cemetery. Viewings will be held at 10:30 a.m., prior to the service, and at Wing Mortuary, 118 E Main Street in Lehi, Utah on Friday, August 26, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Dave Anthony Rieden

David (Dave) Anthony Rieden, 69, passed away peacefully on March 9th, 2011 at his home in Grove surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born August 1, 1941 in Portland, OR. Dave is survived by his wife AK Rieden, daughter Lisa (Scott) Brown of Great Falls, MT, son David (Jean) Rieden of East Helena, MT, son Robert Baldry of Portland, OR, stepson Martin Kufus of San Antonio, TX. He is also survived by grandson Trenton Brown, granddaughters Jordann Brown and Jennifer Rieden and two great-granddaughters Makayla and Morgan, his sister Joan Benesch of Spokane, WA, nephews Mike, Jeff and Pat, and many friends. He was preceded in death by parents Leo and Mary Johnson Rieden and brother-in-law Bob Benesch. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Dave joined the Army in 1958 serving as a medic with honorable discharge in 1960. After discharge he settled in Missoula, MT and worked at Ogg Shoe Store. Seizing the opportunity and an innate love of aviation, he established a career as an Air Traffic Controller that allowed him to live throughout the western United States. After retirement he was able to fulfill his passion of flyfishing, organizing the Grand Lake Flotilla with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and continuing in-depth debates of politics with many friends and family. He was a member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Texas Border Volunteers, and life member of the Elks Lodge. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 2:00pm at the First Baptist Church located at 501 E. 13th Street, Grove, OK. Private family services will be held at a later date for him to rest in Montana at his request. Please send donations to the Grove Humane Society, Good Shepherd Hospice or the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers. Online tributes to the family of Dave Rieden may be made at

Alden P. Rigby   January 4, 1923 ~ May 3, 2015

One of the Greats of that "Greatest Generation", Alden Peter Rigby, Maj. USAF Ret., passed into history May 3, 2015 at his home in Bountiful UT. He was born January 4, 1923 to Martin and Elva Rigby in Fairview UT. He married the love of his life and eternal companion of 73 years, Eleen Barker, June 4, 1942 in the Manti Temple. He served his country heroically as an ace fighter pilot flying P-51s in the ETO, earning the Silver Star, DFC, Air Medal with 21 OLC along with many other awards. He served again during the Korean War with the Utah National Guard and retired from the service in 1978. He was a supervisor with the Federal Aviation Admin., and was responsible for setting up the air traffic grid for the western U.S. In 2010, in recognition of his war service and many contributions in the field of aviation, Alden was inducted into the Utah Aviation Hall of Fame at Hill AFB. He served in many church positions including missions with Eleen to India/Sri Lanka and the Jerusalem Center in Israel. He was a sealer in the Salt Lake and Bountiful Temples for 30 years, performing over 2000 marriages. He valued his unwavering testimony of the Gospel and was an example to all. He leaves behind a legacy of much love, kindness, hard work, selflessness, generosity, humility, and so much more. Alden has friends without number from all around the world and the Rigby home was open to many visitors. Alden is survived by his wife, Eleen and their four children, Jerilyn (Al Drummond), Larry (Susan), Kevin (Estelle), and Greg (Faye), 25 grandchildren and 67 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held May 8,(VE Day) 2015 at the Oak Hills Ward, 455 S. 1200 E. Bountiful, UT. at 11:00am. A viewing will be held between 9:00 and 10:00am on the day of at the church and the evening before between 6:00pm-8:00pm at Russon Bros. Mortuary 295 N. Main, Bountiful, UT. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Primary Children's Hospital.

Maeser Millard Rushton

Loving and devoted son, husband, father, and grandfather, brother and friend, Maeser Millard Rushton, 69, passed away Monday, September 19, 1994 at his home. Born January 30, 1925 in Magna, Utah, son of Millard and Beulah May Hardy Rushton. He graduated from Cyprus High in 1943 and Weber State University. Veteran air crew member, World War II, and Korean War with the California Air Guard. Married Vivian Edith (Connie) Dean, March 21, 1945 in Riverside, California. Later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.Maeser was an accomplished musician, traveling nationwide with the Big Bands and an air traffic controller with the FAA. He was a High Priest in the Kaysville 12th Ward. He served in Scouting, High Priest assistant, Sunday School presidency, teacher, home teacher, stake purchasing rep, and currently serving a mission in the Kaysville Bishops' Storehouse. Survived by wife of Kaysville; sons, Mark Maeser (Carma) Rushton, Kaysville, Utah; Larry Millard (Mary Ann) Rushton, Port Townsend, Wash.; foster daughter, Michelle Cotonuts, Roosevelt, Utah; sisters, Von Burns, Coronado, Calif.; Joan Johnson (Skip), Grantsville, Utah; three cherished grandchildren, Joel, Emi, and Rhett. Preceded in death by parents and sister, Beverly King. Funeral services will be Friday, September 23, 1994, 11 a.m., at the Kaysville Crestwood Road Chapel, 1039 East Crestwood Road, Kaysville. Friends may call Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary, 400 North Main, and Friday at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment, Kaysville City Cemetery.

Ray M. Short 1928 ~ 2009

Ray M. Short, age 81, passed away November 8, 2009 in Taylorsville, Utah. Ray was born February 7, 1928 in Whitehouse, Tennessee to Cecil R. Short and Agnes Short. He graduated from Gallatin High School. He married Lena M. Hall on September 6, 1949 in Gallatin, Tennessee. He was a member of the Southern Baptist Church. He served 36 years with the Federal Aviation Administration. He loved having his family around him. His passion was an annual fishing trip to Flin Flon, Canada with family and friends. He has organized this trip for the last 17 years. Ray is survived by his loving wife, Lena M. Short; children, Pamela R. Gygi, Sheila G. Short, Sandra M. Thornton and William R. (DeVie) Short; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Agnes Short, and sister, Kathleen Witherspoon. The family of Ray will receive friends at a Visitation, Thursday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Valley View Funeral Home, 4335 West 4100 South.

Richard L. Shultz   9/12/1928 ~ 1/24/2014

Richard L. Shultz's earthly life ended peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Wagner, South Dakota to Fred and Alice Shultz, and attended Marty Boarding School, where he was involved in its construction. He married Edwina Standing Cloud in Minneapolis, MN. She preceded him in death in 1958. Raising two young children with the help of his mother, Alice, he lived the commitment of a great father. He joined the Marine Corps as soon as he turned 18 and valiantly served his country for 20 years. He was sent to Korea early in the conflict, arriving in August 1950. He was stationed with the First Marine Division in Korea, participating in the Natong River battles, and the Inchon-Seoul and Chosin Reservoir campaigns. He was a member of an elite group who fought at the Chosin Reservoir, earning the title "The Frozen Chosin". He also worked for Boeing and the U S Postal Service before starting his second career as an air traffic controller. He was a controller at the Salt Lake Center for 20 years, retiring in 1987. "Sarge", a nickname that was affectionately given to him by his son-in-law, Tony, "Grandpa Indian", a nickname that his grandchildren and great grandchildren respectfully called him, and "Shultz", as he was called by other family members and friends, will be greatly missed. He had a special gift of making people laugh, being known for his jokes and storytelling. The only friends he didn't have were the ones he hadn't met yet. He was extremely proud of his Yankton Sioux heritage. Throughout his life he was an avid golfer and Utah Jazz fan. He not only supported his family in whatever endeavor they participated, but was always present to watch their accomplishments. He was always in attendance at all sporting events, holidays, and special occasions. He was happiest surrounded by his family, whom were his pride and joy. As the Patriarch of our family, he exemplified the roles of a loving father, grandfather, and friend to all. He is survived by his daughter, Darlene Winterer (Tony); grandchildren, Larry and Chris; Nadia, Frank, and Riley; great grandchildren, Darby and Avery; and Frank Jr. Survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family. A special thanks to his second family, Manfred, Simone, Evelyn, Nancy and especially to Sonja Hennig. Thanks for your love and support over the years. He is preceded in death by his wife, Edwina; his son, Richard Jr.; his brother, Wally; and parents. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, February 8, 2014, 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 670 S. 1100 E. Family and friends may call 10:00 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN. Online condolences may be shared at "Semper Fi"

John Wilbert Simper 1916 ~ 2004

John Wilbert Simper passed away peacefully at home April 20, 2004 of causes incident to age.  John was born on December 25, 1916 in Vernal, Utah to John Simper and Mary Curtis Simper. He was the second son of six boys. The family moved to a family farm in Taylorsville. John attended Granite High School. He served as an Air Force bomber pilot during World War II and met and married his wife, Mary Saville, (originally from Bristol, England) in Nuremberg, Germany, August 23, 1947. Professionally, John was an Air traffic Controller for 25 years and then an instructor in air traffic control methods and procedures. After retiring he worked as an usher at the University of Utah sporting events for over 20 years (Go Ute's) He could often be found on the golf course and found great joy there. John and Mary have four daughters.  John is survived by his wife Mary, daughters; Linda Plouzek (David), Robyn K., and Christine Williams; nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren; brothers; Lorin, Kenneth, Vay, and Calvin. John was preceded in death by his daughter Barbara, brother Wayne and his parents John and Mary Simper. Go in peace and love. You will be sorely missed. Funeral services will be held on Friday April 23, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Mortuary, 5850 South 900 East. Friends and family may call on Thursday April 22, 2004 from 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the services on Friday. Interment will be at Mtn. View Memorial Cemetery.

John W. Smith  1936 ~ 2009

John William Smith passed away peacefully on April 21, 2009 at the home of his son. For the last 18 years he battled prostate cancer and all it's complications with courage and a dignity. He is now free of the pain and discomfort he endured with out complaint or bitterness. He was born July 9,1936 in Park City, UT to Theodore L. and Eva Smith. He was known as "Billy" until he joined the Air Force in '54. In January 1962, John earned his journeyman status as a Air Traffic Controller and began a career he claimed was "the best job ever". He married Shirley A. Maier in April of 1960. John was preceded in death by his father ('58), mother ('74), brother Ted Smith ('96), and his eldest child Scott W. Smith ('98). JW is survived by his sisters Gloria, Marian and brother Ed Smith. His sons Eric J Smith (Marcela), Greg L. Smith, daughter Kristina E. Smith, who refer to him as "JW". After 38 years of service to the federal government he retired and moved to Mesquite, Nevada where he made a lot of dear friends, played a lot of bad golf, and surprisingly lucrative slots! However you referred to John (Billy, JW or Smitty) he's remembered as a good and loyal friend. He never wavered in his friendships and could connect with you regardless of age or gender. JW stayed active by playing golf, hiking/camping, and skiing. His passion for skiing was evident in his mastery in the trees and lengths he'd go to for 'great powder shot'. Golf and hiking were more about time with friends. This was clearly evident when he'd tee off with his signature "banana ball". Some of his best times were his camping and river expeditions with family and friends. He always enjoyed the companionship, banter and maybe even a few cocktails long the way. You might be one of his many friends asking the family "what can I do?", JW's last request was simply that all his friends gather for 'one last toddy' to remember the friendship he enjoyed from you all. A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 27 at 11 a.m. at Redwood Memorial Mortuary, 6500 South Redwood Rd. After the service please join family and friends to celebrate the Life on JW with 'one last toddy' at the home of Eric and Marcela Smith, West Jordan, Utah. Condolences can be sent to the family at

Dean Brimhall Snow   7/11/1922 ~ 4/26/2016

Dean Brimhall Snow passed away peacefully on April 26, 2016. He is the beloved husband of Darlene, father of Joyce (Peter) Maughan, Dean Jackson (Peggy) Snow, Janet (James) Bacciocco, Denise (Harry) Segura and Shelly (Wayne) Reichmann, grandfather of 25 and great-grandfather of 54. Born in St. George, Utah on July 11, 1922 to Harold Stafford and Lydia Ellen Hopkins Snow, he is the second of ten children and their first son. In 1939 he enlisted in a National Guard unit in St. George at the age of 17. In 1942 he became a pilot through the Aviation Cadet Program and flew 35 combat missions over Europe during World War II as a 22 year old aircraft commander in B-24s. Following his discharge from military service, he pursued university studies at BYU where he met Darlene Jensen by posing as her Home Teacher. They were married and sealed July 31, 1946 in the St. George Temple by his father who was the temple president. Civilian life was cut short when his National Guard unit was activated in 1950 and during the Korean Conflict he served on the front lines with an Artillery Observation Battalion. Returning once again to civilian life, he became an Air Traffic Controller for the Federal Aviation Agency and retired after 30 years of service. In retirement, he and Darlene served a full-time Family History mission in the New York/New York Mission and they served 25 years in the Baptistry of the Jordan River Temple and the Draper Temple until his heart attack at the age of 92. He was a committed Family History Indexer and indexed over 300,000 names. His greatest achievement in this life, however, was as the Patriarch of our large family, who revere him as our quiet, humble, honest, hardworking, loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and great grandfather. Our family would like to thank Millcreek Hospice, especially Lisa Barr, for their kindness and compassionate care. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 2 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sandy Utah East Stake Center Chapel, 9636 South 1700 East in Sandy, Utah. A viewing will precede these services from 9:30 to 10:30. Also, there will be a viewing Sunday, May 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South) in Sandy, Utah. Interment will be at Larkin Sunset Gardens. Family and friends are invited to sign an online guestbook at

Jeri Erickson Stalnaker   1969 ~ 2006

"You gave so much and asked so little" Jeri Barb Erickson Stalnaker died peacefully at home Tuesday, 22 Aug 2006, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous three year battle with melanoma cancer. She was born 19 Jan. 1969, the 5th of 7 children, to Barbara and Jerry Erickson. Graduating from Granger High School, she was an exceptionally bright and talented student. She married Scott Stalnaker on 15 July 1989, and together began raising their two precious children, Brittney and Landon. Jeri was a devoted wife and mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. She began working for the FAA as a radio pilot operator. Recognizing her innate skills and abilities, she was encouraged to apply for the FAA Academy. After rigorous training, she became an Air Traffic Control Specialist and worked for 15 years. Jeri loved being surrounded by her large, extended family, and her many friends soon became "family": her FAA friends, her golfing buddies, her Bonco bunch, and many others. She had a flair for decorating, thus her home was a show place and a gathering place for everyone. Her many talents and enthusiasm for gardening, boating, camping, and sports, enabled her and Scott to be surrounded by those they loved. Preceded in death by her sister, Debby Lynne O'Dell, Grandma Winona, and Grandpa Floyd. She is survived by her loving Husband, Scott, their children Brittney and Landon; her mother, Barbara and stepfather, Jim Nuzman; her father Jerry Erickson; sisters; Tammy (Mark) Keddington, Sandy (Doug) Wittenbach, Kim (Dave) Alderman; brother: Jason (Loni) Erickson; Neil Erickson and stepsister, Nikki (Jason) Echols; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family extends sincere appreciation to the many caregivers including Vicki Marshall and Dr. Samlowski at Huntsman Cancer Center and the N.I.H., Bethesda, Maryland. Special thanks to Barbara (mom), Joyce (mother-in-law), and Scott (her loving husband) for the devoted care, and all those who supported and raised funds for extensive treatments. The viewing will be held Sunday, 27, Aug., from 5-7:00 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway (10600 So.). Funeral Services will be held Monday, 28 Aug at 12:00 Noon at Parkway 2nd Ward, 3407 W. 9625 So., South Jordan. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park South Valley, 13001 So. 3600 West. Online Condolences may be sent to

Richard "Dick" Lee Stout  1934 ~ 2005

ST. GEORGE, UTAH - Richard Lee Stout, age 71, passed away early morning Thursday, May 5, 2005, at his home. He was born February 13, 1934, in Pocatello, Idaho to Wendell Franklin and Dale Thomas Stout. He married Shirley Ann Reedy on December 23, 1953, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Richard grew up in Boise, Idaho. He was flying by the age of 15. He joined the Air Force in 1951 during the Korean Conflict. He was in the National Guard and Reserves until his retirement in 1989. Achieving the rank of Brigadier General. He joined the Federal Aviation Administration as an air traffic controller and retired 34 years later as Regional Military Liason Officer. Upon retirement, he taught Aeronics at Utah State University and Dixie College. He was hired as Hurricane Airport Manager in 1995. As a result of his achievements, the airport was recently renamed General Dick Stout Field. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Utah Division of Aeronautics for 55 years of dedicated service. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Stout of St. George; three daughters: DeAnna (Jeff) Weaver, Holly Stout and Kimberly Stout; three grandchildren: Annie (Mike) Lynch, Justin Kilby and Hailey Bramlett; one great-granddaughter: Kaitlyn Lynch; brother: Robert (Kay) Stout; two sisters: Bonnie (Steve) Wilkins and Barbara (Gene) Starr. He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew, Scott Wilkins. Funeral services will be Monday, May 9, 2005 at 1 p.m. Spilsbury Mortuary. Visitation will be Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to services at the mortuary. Interment will be at the Tonaquint Cemetery. Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, UT, (435) 673-2454. Friends and family are invited to offer their condolences at

Ronald D. Sullivan

Ronald D. Sullivan, husband, father, grandfather, and friend died July 22, 2002. He was born in Ogden, Utah, December 19, 1933 to Anthony and Novella Sullivan. He served in the U.S. Air Force from Jan. 1954 to Oct. 1957. Ron was an FAA Air Traffic Controller from 1959 until his retirement in 1972. His greatest joys in life were fly fishing, African Safaris, bench-rest competition and best of all the sunrise in Yellowstone National Park, remarking "There is nothing more glorious". Ron is survived by his wife, Nedra Sullivan; the woman "he waited 53 years to find", his daughter Mrs. Teri Allison Keathley (David) of Montgomery City, MO; his granddaughters Mrs. Brandi Stanley (Mark) of Syracuse, UT; Amber Gunderson of Syracuse, UT; Rachael Keathley of Montgomery City, MO; Kathleen Keathley of Montgomery City, MO; and his Aunt Mrs. Avis Carlgren (C.L.) Of Reseda, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Novella Sullivan and his brother Roger Sullivan. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Ron Sullivan Memorial Fund, NRA Whittington Center, Raton, NM 87740.

Blaine Golden Tempest 1931 ~ 2010

Born June 11th 1931 in Salt Lake City to parents, Henry Golden and Bertha Mae (Minshew) Tempest.Blaine, 79, passed away December 14th in Longmont, CO., joining many family members awaiting him on the other side of the veil. Blaine served in the US Navy on an aircraft carrier as an air traffic controller. He worked for the FAA as chief of the Salt Lake City air traffic control center and in differing capacities. He retired from the FAA as chief liaison officer for military and civil traffic for the Denver, Colorado region in 1987. He lived in Longmont, Colorado for the past thirty years of his life and enjoyed photography, electronics, computers and service in the LDS church. He was a member of the Siberian Husky Club of America, the Train Collectors Association, the St. Vrain Photographic Society and the Longmont Camera Club. He was a wonderful and loving husband, father, brother and son. Blaine married Leola R. Fairclough with whom they had three children: Jeff Tempest, Cheryl Tempest Burton, and Renee' Tempest Lyman. He later married Karla Weiss who introduced him to raising, training, showing, and sled racing Siberian Huskies. In March of 2000 he married Carita Loveland Eggers with whom he shared the rest of his life and together they served in the Denver, Colorado Temple and in different callings in the LDS church. Survivors include his wife Carita Tempest of Longmont, CO; his son Jeff (Becky) Tempest of South Jordan, UT; his daughters Cheryl (Mitch) Burton of Orem, UT, and Renee Lyman of Holladay, UT. Further survivors include his brothers, Byron (Beverly) Tempest of St. George, UT and Keith (Diane) Tempest of South Jordan, UT; 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is also survived by his stepdaughters, Kristen (Wayne) St. Jeor of Layton, UT, Brenda Bozeman of Brighton, CO, Karen (Don) Bradford of Thornton, CO; 10 step grandchildren and 12 step great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Longmont, CO. Funeral Services in Utah will be held on Tuesday, December 21st, 12:00 noon at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley located at 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway (10600 So.) with a viewing from 11:00-11:45 a.m. prior to the services. Online condolences at

Fred Homer Tew

Fred Homer Tew, 72, died peacefully at home on July 8, 1995, after a lingering illness. He was born to Blanche Tanner and George Bird Tew on October 3, 1922, in Salt Lake City. Married Elva Corinne Ashby September 30, 1949, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.Fred was an active member of the LDS Church. He served as a Sunday School teacher and many years as a ward clerk. He was a fighter pilot in World War II, flew in the D-Day Invasion, and received many commendations. He flew P-51 fighter planes for the Utah Air National Guard and retired as a Lt. Colonel. He worked for the Federal Aviation Administration as an air traffic controller for 26 years. Fred loved to fly, play golf, and bowl. Everything he did, he did well. He is survived by his wife, Elva; two sons, Steven and Bradley (Holly); and three daughters, Linda (Mark) Randle, Karen (Mike) Smart, and Kathryn (Tim) Turner; and 19 beautiful grandchildren. Fred was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Ray and infant son, Mark. Funeral services will be 12 noon, Thursday, July 13, 1995, at the Holladay First Ward Chapel, 4568 Holladay Blvd. A viewing will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 Highland Drive, and Thursday prior to services at the church from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Interment at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Community Nursing and Hospice, 2790 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84115. A special thanks to Julia Johnson and Sherrie Cramer and their colleagues at Community Nursing for their kind and compassionate care.

Mervyn Livingston Thatcher

53, died December 1, 1993 at his home in Salt Lake City.  Born August 30, 1940 in Salt Lake City, Utah to LaVar Winston and Geniel Livingston Thatcher. Married Betty Coley June 24, 1960 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He was a graduate of Westminster College receiving a degree in Economics.He was an air traffic controller, very dedicated to his profession and his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.  Survived by his wife, Betty; children, Bryan (Susan) Thatcher; Rebecca (Troy) Keener, all of Salt Lake City; Tobey (Lt. Tony USMC) Martinez of Okinawa; three grandchildren; and three honorary grandchildren; sister, Joyce Larsen.  Graveside services will be held Saturday, December 4, 1993 11 a.m., Mountain View Memorial Estates, 3115 East 7800 South, where friends may call one hour prior to services.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Howard Neale Tucker 1934 ~ 2012

BRIGHAM CITY, UT-Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend, Howard Neale Tucker, 77, passed away on Monday, March 26, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on June 11, 1934 in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of Howard Freeze and Lyle Christine Larson Tucker. He was raised and educated in Heber City, Utah. He married Zola Olsen on February 7, 1965 in Heber City, Utah. They were later divorced. Neale and Zola had four children together, JaNeale, Kelly, Gary and Steve. He married Lois Wait on May 11, 2007 in Brigham City, Utah. Neale and Lois added two children, Janie and Julie. Neale served four years in the US Navy and 12 years in the Air Force, where he learned how to become an aircraft controller. He retired from the FAA on October 9, 1990. He was a lifetime member of the NRA. Neale enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening and playing cards. Surviving are his wife, Lois, ; three sons and three daughters, Gary (Tami) Tucker; Steve Tucker; Howard Kelly (Nicole) Tucker; JaNeale (Jimmy) Page; Janie (Jeff) Maust; Julie (Gunnar) Wymore; 23 grandchildren and two great granddaughters; one brother, Dan (Agnes) Tucker and his close friend, Wayne Porter. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Johnny Tucker, and one granddaughter, Chelsea Richards. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, UT. Military honors will be accorded following the service. Email condolences to the family at

John Patrick Ward   June 26, 1934 ~ June 15, 2016

John passed away quietly on Wednesday June 15th surrounded by family and the US Open playing on TV. He was born in Seattle, Washington to Michael F. Ward and Eliza M. Foster. He served his country in the Air Force before traveling to Utah where he met and married Adelaide Smith and together had four children. John worked as an air traffic controller for over 30 years and was an avid golfer and pool player. John was the last member of the Member's Only club and was quite proud of his collection. He enjoyed telling jokes and was always the life of the party. He loved his family and would do anything for them; he especially loved his grandkids. He shared life and was loved by his partner and buddy, Kay Powell; the mother of his children Adelaide Ward Stowers; his children Paul (Heidi), John (Michele), Tracy (Jim), Michael (Amy); grandchildren Olivia, Sophia, Emmy, Hailey and Alec. Special thanks goes out to those at St. Marks Hospital and Highland Care Center for taking such good care of him. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, June 29th from 12:00-1:45pm at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3615 S. 900 E., SLC, UT. At 2:00pm, a graveside service will be held at Wasatch Lawn Cemetery, 3401 S. Highland Dr., SLC, UT. A wake will be held at John Jr's house following the graveside. Online condolences may be offered at We'll miss you, you ol' frapper. In lieu of flowers, a donation has been made in your name to the Human Fund. Happy Festivus!

Clair Allen Whitehead  1922 ~ 2005

My father, Clair Allen Whitehead died peacefully during the morning of Saturday December 10, with his loving wife Dorothy at his side. He was born on February 20,1922 to Clarence Whitehead and May Bell Allen Whitehead. He and his four sisters and brother lived their younger years in Burley Idaho. During World War II, he was a pilot. In 1946, He married Marion Beatie and they had one daughter, Judith. He graduated from the University Of Utah in 1952. He and Marion later divorced. Clair spent his working life as an Air Traffic Controller at the Salt Lake International Airport. In 1982, he married Dorothy Barlow. Clair is survived by his wife, Dorothy Barlow Whitehead, his daughter and son-in-law Judith and David Daurelle, his grandchildren Kenneth Stoner and Jennie and her husband Donald Gazdik, Alex Daurelle and Harvest Daurelle, as well as by Dorothy's son Michael and her daughter-in-law Linda Barlow. In Dorothy's family, Stephen, Melanie, and Jessica Barlow, Michele and Jeff Huseby, and Nicole and Andrew Barlow have all loved him as a grandfather. He has five great-grandchildren in the US: Jessica, Julia and David Gazdik, Jackson Andrew Barlow, and Alexis Barlow, and six great-grandchildren in England. He was especially proud of his sister Theda Whitehead Judd who also served in World War II, and his surviving younger brother Kenneth Whitehead who served in Korea and later worked for the US Department of State and the Smithsonian Institution before retiring from the U. S. Dept. of Education. In my father's later years, he shared a close and loving relationship with his nephews Joe and Chris Judd. My father taught me and all who loved him to embrace the world with great passion and intensity. He sang with an extraordinarily clear tenor voice, played the clarinet and loved classical music, especially Rachmaninoff and Brahms. He loved to fly, to hunt and fish, and to ski. A memorial service will be held July 8, at Lindquist Gardens of the Wasatch, in Ogden. "I love you Daddy, we will all miss you."

Duane S. Willis

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, Duane S. Willis, passed away August 18, 2001 at his home in West Valley City after a four year long struggle with colon cancer. Duane was born in Kanab, UT Jan 25, 1930 to Garn and Ella Willis. Graduated from Kanab High School. Married Nancy Jones Feb 16, 1963. Duane was a life time dedicated member of the American Legion where he served in many positions which included; Alternate National Executive Commit-teeman, Department Com-mander, Advocate for Boys State, and Post Commander of Post 132. Served in the Korean War as an Air Traffic Controller which led to a career with the FAA. Member of the LDS Church. Along with his love of his family and the Legion, his passions included gardening, traveling, camping, and fishing. Survivors include: wife, Nancy of 38 years; children, Mike (Elaine) Willis, Murray, Dennis (Dorothy) Willis, Elko, NV, Craig (LuAnn) Kluge, West Jordan, Annette Hales, SLC, Pauline (Blake) Derbidge, St. George; 24 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and brothers, James, Nolan, Nyle Willis. Preceded in death by parents, two infant sons, and a grandson. Services will be Wed. Aug 22, 2001, 12 noon, Valley View Funeral Home Chapel, 4335 W. 4100 S. The family will receive family and friends at a viewing Tues. Aug 21, 2001 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home one hour prior to the services. Funeral Director: Valley View Funeral Home.

Melvin Leon Wimber

Melvin Leon Wimber, age 64, died August 18, 1993 in Murray, Utah. Born November 9, 1928 in Spring Canyon, Utah, son of Milvin and Elizabeth Brace Wimber. Married Bonnie Goodfellow March 25, 1960 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. High Priest in the LDS Church where he served in various positions throughout his life. Retired air traffic controller and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. where he served as a pilot. Melvin Leon Wimber, age 64, died August 18, 1993 in Murray, Utah. Born November 9, 1928 in Spring Canyon, Utah, son of Milvin and Elizabeth Brace Wimber. Married Bonnie Goodfellow March 25, 1960 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. High Priest in the LDS Church where he served in various positions throughout his life. Retired air traffic controller and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. where he served as a pilot.Survived by wife, Bonnie, West Valley City; sons, Kirk, Atlanta, Georgia; Mark and Brent, both of Bennion; daughters, Diane Mamales, Kearns; Michelle, West Valley City; three grandchildren; brothers, Evan Wimber, Salt Lake City; Jay Fullmer, Ferron; sisters, Norma Haws, Springville; Joy Marcusen, Quincy, Wash. Funeral services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m., at the Taylorsville 4th Ward, 4310 South 3200 West. Friends may call Friday, 5-8 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road, and Saturday, at the church, 1-1:40 p.m. Interment, Valley View Memorial Park.

William George Work  1922 ~ 2005

William George Work, beloved husband, father, brother and uncle, died peacefully at home in Salt Lake City on April 21, 2005. He was born February 28, 1922. William loved flying. His 35 year career in aviation began at the age of nineteen as a B-24 co-pilot in the 458th Bomb Group of the US Army Air Force. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Distinguished Service Medal and the Air Medal for combat duty. In 1945, he transferred to the Air Corps Reserves but was called to active duty again during the Korean conflict. He served in the Air Corps Reserves until 1962, retiring as a pilot with the rank of Captain. In 1957 he married Irene Maverakis, who has remained his loving companion for 48 years. They have one daughter, Marianne Work. As a Controller, Supervisor, Administrator and Instructor for the CAA and FAA he played an important role in the development and implementation of the nation's civilian air traffic control system. An avid sportsman, he was known as an accomplished golfer and deep powder skier. He skied for 70 years and, until 2005, served as an instructor for the University of Utah/Deseret News Ski School at Alta, Utah. Among his many other deep affections were classical music, animals, gardening, and world travel. He was a life-long student. He is preceded in death by his father, Frank Blaine Work, mother, Ruth Stringham Work and sister, Patricia Work Jensen. He is survived by his wife and daughter and his brothers Julian Stringham Work and Phillip Allan Work. Funeral services will be held at the Wasatch Lawn Chapel, 3401 Highland Dr., on Wed., April 27 at 2 p.m. A visitation for family and friends will be held at the same location on Tuesday, April 26 from 6-8 p.m. He could impart confidence when no other could.

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