Delta, Utah – Sharon J. Ivie Bishop, 68, passed away May 24, 2017 at Utah Valley Hospital, Provo, Utah. She was born April 15, 1949 in Fillmore, Utah to William Clark and Lillian Jacklin Ivie. She married Garn M. Bishop April 28, 1990 in Delta, Utah.


Sharon was raised in Sutherland and Delta Utah, she graduated from Delta High School. She pursued her education in cosmetology and law enforcement. She worked many jobs in support of her family. She enjoyed crafts, gardening, sewing, crochet, auto mechanics, carpentry, baking and taking care of family and friends. She and Garn became foster parents. Provided love and support to all who needed it. She enjoyed camping, barbeques, food fights, playing cards, dice games, being out of doors in her yard, talking on the phone and visiting with folks. 


She is survived by her children: Garn Milo & Jeanine Bishop of Provo, UT; Arlinda J. & Brian Miller of Converse, LA; Gregory & Tonya Bishop of Tooele, UT; Mary Ann Safford and Robert Davis of Fallon, NV; Suzette I. & Michael Bolin of Enterprise, KS; Kelly Bishop & Miranda Garrett of Idabel, OK; Shari & Bobby Goodman of Many, LA; Jacob Bishop & Kim Phelts of Idabel, OK; Elizabeth Bishop & Sam Baker of Delta, UT; Julie & Scott Paulman of Delta, UT and Stephen V. Bishop of Delta, UT; 43 Grandchildren; 11 Great-Grandchildren and 17 Great-Great-Grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband Garn M. Bishop; parents Clark & Lillian Ivie; brothers Joe Ivie, Louis Ivie, Edwin Ivie and Rodney Ivie; sister Sharlene Ivie.


Funeral services will be Monday, June 5, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Delta City Cemetery, 450 E 750 N, Delta, UT 84624. Interment will be in the Delta City Cemetery under the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home. Online condolences can be expressed at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com.

John Dean Baker, 77, of Baker, Nevada, died May 13, 2017. Dean was born December 19, 1939 in Delta, Utah to Fred and Betty Baker. He attended Delta High School. He then received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from University of Utah in 1963. He was a rancher and farmer throughout his life.


In 1954 his parents bought the Silver Creek Ranch in Baker, Nevada, and Dean helped when he wasn’t in school and returned to the ranch full time after graduation.  They added the Baker Ranch in 1959. Dean worked to modernize the Baker Ranch improving water and energy efficiency. He also increased the size of the ranch and farm operations adding valley ranching properties over time.



In addition, he served on several boards and committees, including the USDA Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service Committee during the Nixon and Ford administrations; the Board of Directors for Mt. Wheeler Power for 13 years in the 1970s and 80s and served as chairman for several years; the Board of Directors for Oasis Seed, Inc. in the 1980s and 90s; the Board of Directors for Producers Livestock Marketing Association in the 1990s and 2000s and served as chairman from 2000-2004; Nevada Tax Commission representing agriculture, in the late 1990s and early 2000s; the Board of Agriculture for the State of Nevada from 2008 to 2011; Southern Nevada Water Authority’s Integrated Planning Commission representing White Pine County. He was on the negotiating team representing the state of Utah for a bi-state water agreement.


Dean was awarded the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association Cattleman of the Year, 2002. He also won numerous other ranching and land stewardship awards.


One of Dean’s passions was flying. He started flying at age 16 and continued throughout his life. He got a commercial license in the 1980s and did crop-dusting for farms in the area. He also flew to many meetings and to look at water and cattle on his ranch.



Dean was an unofficial spokesperson on the water issue in Snake Valley, talking with reporters from all over the world. He also spent time giving water tours, helping the Great Basin Water Network, and lobbying the Nevada Legislature to help protect rural water resources.



He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Carl. He is survived by his wife Barbara, children Chris Robinson of Palo Alto, CA; and Dave (Tana), Craig (Gretchen), and Tom (Janille) of Baker, NV; step-sons Gary (JoAnn) Perea of Baker, NV and Dennis (Marci) Perea of Las Vegas, NV; and 18 grandchildren.


A memorial service will be held June 24 in Baker, NV at the Baker Ranch cookhouse. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Great Basin Water Network.

June 14, 2002 ~ May 18, 2017

Gage D. Schroeder, age 14, son of Adam and Brittni (Hoelzle) Schroeder, returned to his Heavenly Father and his sister, Taylor, on May 18, 2017 in El Paso, Texas. Gage was born on June 14, 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Gage was a wonderful son, big brother, and role model to many. He excelled in academics, wrestling, and was an entrepreneur from a very young age. Gage made everyone laugh with his quick wit and outgoing personality. Gage had many interests and hobbies, but his favorite thing was spending time socializing with friends and strangers.


Gage is survived by his parents: Adam Schroeder and Brittni (Hoelzle) Schroeder (El Paso, TX); brother: Talon; sister: Presley; and grandparents: Don and Mary Lou Schroeder (Logan, UT); Judy Hoelzle (Delta, UT); and Neno and Miriam Hoelzle (Delta, UT).


Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, at the LDS Chapel at 670 East Redd Rd, El Paso, TX. Viewings will be held on Friday, at 6:00-8:00 p.m., at the Sunset Funeral Home, 480 North Resler Dr, El Paso, TX and Saturday at the church,3:00-4:00 p.m. Additionally, a Viewing will be held on Thursday, May 25, 5:00-6:30 p.m., at the Nickle Mortuary, 190 S. Center St., Delta, before traveling to the Delta City Cemetery for a Graveside Service and burial. Condolences may be left at www.nicklemortuary.com


Gage's family has established a scholarship, "The Gage Schroeder Compassion Fund", and encourages donations to honor him in lieu of flowers: https://www.gofundme.com/gage-schroeder-compassion

Mildred Prows Harding, age 95, beloved wife and mother, passed away quietly at her daughter’s home in Fillmore, Utah on May 15, 2017. She was surrounded by family.

She was born February 5, 1922 in Kanosh, Utah, in a log house. She lived in Kanosh most of her life. She was born in a family of six children. She was 6 years and 10 months old when her mother, Rachel LeFever, died after her baby brother William. After her mother’s death she went to live with her grandparents, Hyrum and Annie Mae Prows. Her father, George T. Prows, later married Mable LeFever, a cousin to Rachel. They had six more children. She went to grade school in Kanosh. She graduated from Millard High School in Fillmore, Utah. She took speech and loved to do talks and readings. She also taught the FFA class how to prune and graft trees that she learned from her grandfather, on his farm.

She married Arthur Frank Harding of Magna, Utah on October 30, 1941. As teenagers they met in Kanosh while Frank was on the deer hunt. After high school she went to Salt Lake City to work. Frank found out that she was there and looked her up. He stole her heart. They were married for 61 and half years. Frank passed in 2003. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple in 2004.

Mildred went to King City, California to live with Frank’s aunt while he was in basic training. After he was shipped overseas, she returned to Kanosh to live with her elderly grandparents. She was pregnant with her first child Arthur. After WWII Frank returned to Kanosh where he and Mildred raised there family. Mildred loved being a mother. She had four children; Art, Clyde, Pam, and Dixie. Family was very important to her. It was her greatest joy. She loved to brag about her children. She raised the boys while caring for her grandparents until they passed away. She was a good cook. She loved to bake bread. She also did canning and grew a garden. She also taught her children how to work. She worked in the motel and café that they acquired in 1950. The children also worked alongside her. After the café closed in 1971, she worked at the sewing factory in Fillmore and Kanosh until she was 71 years old. When Frank became ill, she cared for him the last 10 years of his life. She gave service to many.

Mildred was an active member of the LDS church. She taught Primary, Sunday School, and Relief Society and was a visiting teacher. She sang in the choir. She was an active member of The Daughters of Utah Pioneers for many years. She was proud of her heritage. She also was a member of the Red Hats.

She loved to go camping, boating, and fishing with her husband and family. Celebrating the 24th of July in Kanosh canyon and family reunions were always fun. Her greatest joy was entertaining her many grandchildren. She has 14 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren.

Mildred was a friend to all. She loved people. She could talk to anyone, and make them feel comfortable. She loved to make people laugh. She always had a good story to tell, or a funny poem. She was a greeter at church, and always welcomed a new neighbor.

Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Frank Harding, and two sons, Arthur George and Clyde Frank Harding. Also preceded in death by her mother Rachel, father George Titus Prows, brothers, Eric, Jean, Glen, Dan and William Prows, sisters, Audra Prows and Alta Shumway. Mildred will have a great reunion with her family. She is survived by her two daughters, Pamella Jean Brunson (Dennis), of Fillmore, Utah and Dixie Lynn Rouse, of Payson, Utah. Surviving siblings; Zelda Mathews (Alan) of Scipio, Utah, Raymond Prows (Genevieve) of Kanosh, Utah, Wendell Prows (Sharon) of Kanosh, Utah, and Ella Mae Miller (Glenn) of Mission Viejo, California; daughter-in-laws: Kaye (Ken) Adams & Marsha Harding.

The family would like to thank hospice in Fillmore Hospital and all involved in the care of our mother.

Funeral services will be held at Kanosh, Utah LDS chapel on May 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with at viewing from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior the services. Interment will be at Kanosh Cemetery under the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home. Online condolence may be left at www.Olpinstevensfuneralhome.com

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.