Fillmore, Utah-Michele Jackson Cannon, 55, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 in her home. She was born December 6, 1961 in Henderson, NV to Ted Jackson & Sharon Kaye Halsey. She Married Kevin Abbott was later divorced; she then married David Cannon on May 22, 1985.


Mom had a great big loving heart. Growing up and even as adults she was a second mom to many. She would do her best to help anyone in need. She had her flaws but we all do. She had many dear friends near and far. Mom loved her friends and family unconditionally, especially her grandkids, whom she was so proud of. Mom had an amazing laugh that you couldn’t resist but join in with her. It will ring in our hearts forever.


Michele is survived by her husband David; five children: Kelly (Jme) Abbott of Magna, UT; Tabitha (Leopoldo) Zavala of Fillmore, UT; Quinn (Jessica) Cannon of Fillmore, UT; Ruby Kaye (Daniel) Pantoja of Beaverton, OR; Scarlette Cannon of Fillmore, UT; Step-father: Ellis Miller of Scipio, UT; three brothers: Ted Kim Jackson of Fillmore, UT; Shane Black of Oregon; Stacy Jackson of Utah; two sisters: Teresa Jackson of Post Falls, ID; Sherry Labrum of St. George, UT; 14 grandchildren and many aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her parents: Ted & Sharon “Kaye” Jackson; step-mom: Norma Jackson; grandparent: Terry & Dorothy Halsey; and a brother: Jeremy Miller.


Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Fillmore City Cemetery. A Viewing will be held prior to the graveside from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Olpin Stevens Funeral Home in Fillmore, UT.


Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com

Verna Mae Sims Gregson, age 71, passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Utah Valley Hospital in Provo.


Verna was born August 5, 1945, in Delta, Utah to George Fredrick and Velma Irene Overstreet Sims. She attended grade school in Gandy and Callao, UT. She graduated from Delta high school in 1963 then moved to Baker, Nevada. Verna was a popular waitress and bartender in both Snake and Spring Valleys, working at “Lil’s” Bar and Restaurant (later “The Outlaw”); “Majors Station” and at “The State Line” (aka The Border Inn) Verna married Julius Gregson on December 4, 1987 in Ely, Nevada. The couple resided at Lower Strawberry Creek, where Verna enjoyed gardening, raising chickens, rabbits, dogs and cats.


She loved embroidery and crochet; and along with her mother, Velma Sims Timm, presented the craftwork at the Borders Art and Craft Show each spring. Verna’s husband, “Julie”, passed away in 2002; she remained at Strawberry ranch for two years more, and then moved to Delta, UT to be close to her mother.


Verna is survived by her sisters: Ellen Wing and Betty Benson of Salt Lake City; Mary Gosselin of Las Vegas; and Tonia Meacham of Tucson, AZ; brothers: Robert (Franci) Sims of Trout Creek, UT; Raymond (Carolyn) Timm of Baker, NV, and Dennis (Cindy) Timm of Callao, UT; and numerous nieces and nephews. Verna was preceded in death by her father: George Sims; mother: Velma Sims Timm; stepfather: Irl Timm; and sister: Dorothy Stone. A Celebration of Verna’s Life will be held on Saturday, May 20, at 1:00 p.m. (Utah time), at the “Border Inn”, Nevada- Utah Border - Hwy 6 & 50. Burial will be in the Baker Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.nicklemortuary. com

Gene Nodine 84 of Moab Utah passed away May 5, 2017 in his home.

Gene was born July 25, 1932 to John ‘Jack’ Nodine and Ruth Marie Menzel.  He married the love his life, Helen Anderson Nodine, August 25 1956 and enjoyed 60 years of raising children and enjoying grandchildren.  Gene joined the Navy soon after graduating from Lake Preston High School in 1952.  He served his country till 1956.  He served in the Korean War.  While in the Navy he became pen pals with Helen and was smart enough to marry her when he returned home.  He graduated from Utah State University in Range Conservation in 1961 and began his 30 years working for the Bureau of Land Management.  He played a pivotal role in the first wild horse round up in the great basin in Nevada. He and Helen resided in Montana, Oregon, Nevada and finally settled in Moab Utah.  Gene was an avid outdoorsmen who’s love for the country was evident in his vast knowledge of its history.  His jovial nature and his ability to speak easily to everyone he met made him a joy to be around.  Above all else Gene Nodine loved his family and made them his first priority.  

Gene is survived by his wife Helen, his children: Rosemarie Olsen(Craig), Julie Barber(Scott), Robert Nodine (Summer) his grandchildren: Austin, Macady, Caitlyn, Benjamin, Olivia, Charlotte, McKenna, Shelby, his twin brother Dean(Joyce) and sister Luella.  

He is preceded in death by his parents, his two sisters, two brothers and his daughter Laurie Helen Nodine.

 Gene’s laughter and joy will be greatly missed.  

Services will be Saturday May 13 at 3:00 at the LDS Stake Center at 701 Locust Lane. Friends may call at the church from 1:30-2:45 prior to services. Interment will take place at Fillmore City Cemetery.  Graveside service to be held on Monday May 15, 2017 at 10:00am.

You may send condolences to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com


Memorial services were held Wednesday, March 28, 2017 in Logan, Utah for Esther Kay Tanner, 44, who passed away from respiratory failure due to pneumonia and chronic bronchitis. 


Esther was born October 27, 1972 in San Diego, California, the eldest child of William Arthur Tanner and Sandra Kay Allen. She took her role as “big sister” to heart, often putting herself last. Esther was an excellent listener, possessed a sweet disposition, was generous and had a great empathy for mankind. 


During her childhood years, she lived in El Cajon, California; Cameron, Missouri; Levan, Utah and Oak City, Utah. In 1990, Esther graduated from Delta High School. She married Evan Dean McKee of Vanderhoof, BC Canada and was later sealed in the Seattle Washington LDS Temple. The couple resided in Vanderhoof, British Columbia and Hinton, Alberta, where they welcomed three daughters and one son to their home; Dayla, TaRyssa, Kaston and Britley. Esther was a homemaker and her husband worked as a logger, eventually owning their own logging company. 


In 1997, their family moved to Delta, Utah to be closer to family and owned a horse breeding and training business. A few years later, they moved to Logan, Utah to pursue higher education. While in Logan, Esther worked at ICON Health and Fitness, holding several leadership and training positions and held the managerial position at the Golden Corral Restaurant bakery. 


Our mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend will be greatly missed by her family and friends, who wish to express their gratitude for the thoughts, prayers and kindness given to them by so many. 


Esther is survived by her parents, Ron and Sandy Walker of Lyman, WY and Bill and Rita Tanner of Fillmore, UT; her seven sisters, Rachel Pope, Deborah Clark, Eve Petersen, Ruth Rowley, Rebekah Shakespeare, Hannah Clark, Mary Abbott, and brother, Will Tanner; her four children; Dayla McKee, TaRyssa McKee Luening, Kaston McKee and Britley McKee; and one grand daughter, Kazie Myra Luening.

Donald Michael Sampson, age 93, passed away on April 13, 2017, in Albuquerque, NM. He was born in Delta Utah on Jan. 22, 1924.


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Our kind, loving, hardworking and very handsome Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Great Great Grandfather, Mark Bybee, 82, passed peacefully away in his sleep in the early morning hours of May 3, 2017.


Mark along with his twin sister Mary (deceased) was born July 6, 1934 in Tropic, Utah to Levi Marion and Ella Riding Bybee. Mark is the 12th child of 14 children which included two sets of twins. Mark married his eternal companion Chloeen Callister November 7, 1957 in the Manti LDS Temple.


Mark was born and raised in Tropic, Utah where he was taught the value of hard work in the family orchard and gardens. Later in his life when he lived in Monroe, Utah, he and Chloeen had a large orchard and gardens that they shared with family and friends. He graduated from Tropic High School in 1952 and worked in the saw mill, then worked at Bryce Canyon Lodge as a bell hop and in the cafeteria. Mark later served an LDS mission in the Great Lakes Mission. After returning from his mission he served in the Army at Fort Mammoth, New Jersey for two years as a crypto security instructor from 1958-1960. He graduated BS from Utah State University, MS from University of Utah and MBA from BYU. Mark retired from the State of Utah as manager of Panquitch Office of Work Force Services.


Mark enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, coaching football and basketball, reading, dutch oven cooking, and growing the best apples in Monroe. He served in the Branch Presidency in Eatontown, New Jersey and enjoyed serving in scouting and young men’s. While living in Monroe he served as President of the Monroe Lions Club.


Mark is survived by his loving wife Chloeen of Enoch, Utah. His children Stan (Kim) of Anchorage, AK, Shiree (Steve) Johnson of Elsinore, UT, and Zane (LuKae) Bybee of Enoch, UT. His siblings, Giovanna (Lyndon) Sudweeks of Panquitch and Sandra (Terry) Ward of Magna. Along with 19 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.


He is preceded in death by his sons Eric Shane and Ashley Clair Bybee. His parents, Levi and Ella Bybee, and his siblings; June Bybee, Walden (Laura) Bybee, Jean (Carl) Syrett, Clive (Thelma) Bybee, Cyrel Bybee, Levi (Edith) Bybee, Ella Gast, Clyde (Della) Bybee, Erma (Michael) Clarke, Enra (William) Casebolt and Mary (Daryl) Shumway.


Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Tropic LDS Ward in Tropic, UT. A viewing will be held prior to the services on Saturday at the Church from 9:30-10:30 am. Interment will be in the Tropic City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to www.sumortuary.com.


Special thanks for the loving service from The Meadows Assisted Living, Brookdale Assisted Living, BeeHive Homes, Zion’s Way Hospice and Dr. Brett Robbins.


Due to allergies, please do not send flowers.

Maryetta Gardner Forman

Sept. 3, 1947 ~ Apr. 24, 2017

Maryetta Gardner Forman, age 90, Salt Lake City, UT, passed away April 24, 2017, due to complications from a fall and broken hip.


Janet passed peacefully in her home in Washington, UT April 22 after battling brain cancer for over three years.


Fillmore – Helen Caroline Verhaaren Tomkinson age 83, died April 24, 2017, at Pheasant View Assisted Living Center of natural causes.


Delta, UT-Having completed life to her satisfaction, Barbara B. Barlow left this world on April 12, 2017 at the Millard Care & Rehabilitation facility in Delta, UT. She accomplished much in her 86 years as she continually strived to better herself. She was an example to all in setting and achieving life's goals.