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Justin Larry Morgan
May 15, 1981 ~ Nov. 7, 2016
Justin Larry Morgan passed away on November 7, 2016 at the Delta Community Hospital surrounded by his wife, Shawna Morgan, and 4 of his 5 children. He was born on May 15, 1981 in Bountiful, Utah to Kevin Larry and Dona Lynn Thorsted Morgan. Justin graduated from Layton High School. He attended and graduated from Stevens-Henager College. He worked at "The Rancher" Café.
Justin is the survived by his wife: Shawna Morgan of Delta; 5 children: Sierra Morgan of Roy, Utah; Ashton, Reagan, Laila Jayde, and Xadius Morgan of Delta; mother: Dona (Kenny) Lyons of Middleton, Idaho; father: Kevin (Wendy) Morgan of Highland, Utah; sisters: Mandy (Matthew) Ditto of Logan; Katelyn (Rick) Cother of Beggs, Oklahoma; brothers: Michael, Patrick, Taylor, and Conner of Highland; grandparents: Larry and Janet Morgan of Lincoln City, Oregon; grandmother: Clarice Kerr of Middleton, Idaho. Preceded in death by grandfathers: Allen Kerr & Donald Thorsted.
Justin was a loving husband, an honest and hardworking man who is gone too early at only 35. He was a friend to all and will be missed dearly by all who knew him. Rest in Paradise, Our Sweet Hero!
Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 12, 11:00 AM, at the Delta LDS Stake Center Chapel, 125 S White Sage Ave. A Viewing was held at the Delta LDS Stake Center on Saturday, 9:30-10:40 AM prior to the service. Online condolences may be left at www.nicklemortuary.com
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Ruth Peterson Lichfield
Mar. 26, 1935 ~ Nov. 14, 2016
Ruth Deon Peterson Lichfield, age 81, passed away November 14, 2016 in Fillmore, Utah. She was born on March 26, 1935 in Fillmore, Utah, the third of six children born to John LaVar and Hortense Harmon Peterson. Ruth grew up as a hard worker and family peacekeeper. She graduated from Millard High School, where she was outstanding in volleyball and drama. She put herself through college by working every summer as a waitress at "Café Ilene". She graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelors of Education. While there, she met a handsome young man, and married Joseph Thomas Lichfield on June 20, 1958 in the Manti LDS Temple. Her first home was a tent in the High Uintas, while Joseph completed his schooling. In 1959, they moved to Tooele and she began teaching Home Ec. They moved to Richfield in 1967, where she taught Home Ec at the Junior High. They finally settled in St. Johns, Arizona in 1972, where she taught Home Ec, Phys Ed, and was a coach until she retired in 1998. After she retired, they moved back home to Fillmore. Joseph died shortly after on July 11, 2000.
Ruth was a wonderful mother to her two sons, teaching them to love their Heavenly Father and supported them in all they did. She enjoyed being outdoors, managing her big garden and fruit trees, canning, sewing, and spending time with her kids and grandkids. She loved the kids she taught and always tried to be a positive influence in the their lives. She was a member of the LDS Church, serving as a scout leader, in Primary, and as Relief Society President. She was voted Club Woman of the Year by the East Millard Fine Arts Guild, member of the Pink Ladies and the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.
Our family thanks all the doctors and nurses from Fillmore Community Medical Center, and IHC Home Health for the wonderful care and support they gave Ruth and our family. We also thank all the friends and family that have shown love and support during the final years of her life.
Ruth is survived by her sons: Scott (Debbie) Lichfield, Fillmore; Steven (Melinda) Lichfield, Kaysville; grandkids: Feliz, Robert, Maria, Susan, Julia, Michael, Alina; great-grandkids: Christopher, Axton, Maya, Daniel; brother: John (Corinne) Peterson; sister: Bobette Bushnell; sister-in-law: Sherry Paxton; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband: Joseph; grandchildren: Carl and Anastasia; sisters: Cherill (Ellis), and Larayne; brother: Robert; brothers-in-law: Dwight Bushnell and Bob Frome.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 19, 11:00 AM, at the Fillmore 4th Ward Chapel, 290 East 500 South. Viewings will be held at the Fillmore 500 South LDS Church on Friday, 6:00-8:00 PM; and Saturday, 9:30-10:40 AM prior to the service. Burial will be in the Fillmore City Cemetery. Online condolences at www.nicklemortuary.com
- Written by Shellie Dutson
- Category: Obituaries
August 23, 1982 - November 3, 2016
Our beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend, Kevin Scott Souter, age 34, stepped through Heaven’s door on November 3, 2016 from health issues. Although our hearts are broken and our lives will never be the same without our Kev, we know he is having a joyful reunion. He was called home and didn’t hesitate.
He was born August 23, 1982 in Provo, Utah, to Tim and Cherie Souter (later divorced). Even at birth, he was anxious to get moving and arrived 10 days early! Kevin lived briefly in Ft. Collins CO, but spent most of his youth in Oak City, Utah. He loved Oak City, Oak City Canyon, and our cabin where he developed a love of camping, 4-wheeling, and perfecting his tree house with his life-long friend, McKay Lee. He was a graduate of Delta High School in 2000 and later attended SUU in Cedar City for a year. He had a thirst for knowledge and constantly listened to audio books. Kev was LDS, but wasn’t active in his adult years until a recent change of heart.
Kev shared a fierce passion for computers with his father and they spoke a language most couldn’t understand. He had his dad’s brilliant mind (computer codes and circuitry) and his mom’s tender heart. Even at the young age of five, he was patiently trying to tutor his mom on the family’s first computer. His love-affair with computers eventually led to him becoming self-employed and launching his “Rent-a-Geek” business, which he later sold. He worked for E-Trade and Stanley Morgan in SLC where he aced all the required courses to advance. He later moved to Price to be close to his sister “Mug” and began working as an IT Tech for Love-less Ash. Kevin quickly became part of the Loveless family. How he loved his job and his work family. Recently, he was thrilled to get his dad involved in a work-related project. He was so proud.
This boy loved, and he loved hard. He loved his family, especially his nieces/nephews. In fact, he’d just bought himself a “Favorite Uncle” t-shirt that he wore with pride. He loved having them “pile” on him. They exchanged head butts, smashes, and hugs (actually, he did that with all of us!). Kev thrived on late-night family games and talks. He kindled a passion for cooking with his sis-in-law, Amber, and was always trying to out-do her amazing cooking. He loved hearing, “Kev, ya nailed it!” He also loved making (and eating) sushi and doing house projects with his bro-in-law, Ryan. He was fiercely loyal and intensely loved his brother “Blurt” and sister “Mug!” They had an amazing close connection. They were tight – loud, crazy, and full of laughter and mischief when they were together… there may have been a bingo ball jammed up someone’s nose… oh, the stories we could tell. Having his family in a pile was Kev’s fave. He loved, admired, respected, and depended on “Jim-dad” and adored his mom more than words can express. The first thing you would see in his apartment was her photo. He spoiled, teased, and confided in her. He loved her laughter, hugs, and their talks.
Kevin – Kev, Skev, Reeb, Doot – Your test is over and ours goes on. Our aching hearts are broken and words fail to express the depth of our sorrow – Oh, how we miss you. Be at peace and rest well, sweet prince, till we meet again. We love you to the moon and back.
Kevin was preceded in death by grandparents, Jim and June Souter, and Charles Butler. He is survived by parents, Cherie “Mother!” (Jim-dad “O.B.”) Stanworth of Delta UT and Tim “Brucie” (JoLynn) Souter of Tremonton UT; siblings Megan “Mug” (Ryan) Owens of Price UT and Kelly “Blurt” (Amber) Souter of St. George UT; nieces/nephews; aunts/uncles and countless cousins; and grandmother, Kathryn Butler of Delta UT.
Visitation to celebrate Kevin’s life, reminisce, and just chat will be Friday, Nov. 11 from 6 – 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Oak City LDS Church (35 E Center). Funeral services will follow from 11 a.m., with interment at the Oak City Cemetery.
Family and friends are invited to sign our online guest book at rasmussenmortuary.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made with Rasmussen Mortuary at 435.743.5533 and at Zion’s Bank in the Kevin Souter Donation account.
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Ferrin A. Lovell
Oct. 25, 1926 ~ Nov.1, 2016
Ferrin Anderson Lovell, 90 passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 in Ogden.
Ferrin was born on October 25, 1926 in Oak City, Utah a son of Norma Anderson and William Owen Lovell. He attended Oak City Elem. School, graduated from Delta High School, Brigham Young University, and Pacific Northwest Banking School. He served his country in the USCG-Merchant Marines during World War II.
Ferrin married his eternal companion Donna Buckmiller on April 2, 1948 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They raised their family in Delta, Utah moving to Brigham City in 1977, and have remained in Brigham City ever since. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, serving as Bishop of the Brigham City 8th Ward, High Councilor in the Brigham City Stake, Councilor and Ward Clerk in the Delta 2nd Ward, Stake Clerk in the Deseret Stake, scoutmaster and earned his Wood Badge. Ferrin was a Bank President/Manager of First Security in Brigham City and one of four Vice Presidents of First Security Bank Corp of Utah for seven years. He was Manager of the first Security Bank in Delta for nearly 30 years. He was an active member of the Lions Club in Delta and Rotary Club in Brigham City.
Ferrin enjoyed arrowhead hunting, gardening, coin collecting, making yarn balls (a skill that he learned from his mother, who created a way to make balls out of rags and yarn during the depression when she couldn’t afford toys for her five sons). After retiring from banking, Ferrin created his own way of making these balls out of styrofoam peanuts and plastic bag strips, then yarn, finishing by sewing them tightly with carpet thread. He has made thousands of the balls and donated them to missionaries, humanitarian efforts, etc., and they are all over the world now. Our Dad will always be remembered for the keeping of beautiful gardens and a small orchard that he worked hard in to provide many of us with delicious produce to eat and store. He would marvel at how a small seed could grow into a large, productive plant or tree. He loved for us to walk with him through his garden and enjoy looking at God’s creations. He was also a firm believer in food storage and encouraged all of us to listen to our prophets and follow their counsel in everything.
Dad was amazed and fascinated by all the modern-day conveniences that most of us take for granted. He loved the many, many choices that stores like Smith and Edwards had. He talked often about how wonderful something as simple as “plastic” was, so common to us, but not something he ever had growing up during the Great Depression. The most important things to our very special husband and father was his family and the Gospel. He had great wisdom in his calm and quiet way and he talked often of the importance of staying close to the Gospel teachings and living the “Golden Rule”. As a family, we love and appreciate him so very much for all the many years of sacrifice he willingly and lovingly made for his family, usually at a cost to his own comfort to see that we were all well cared for. One of our Dad’s favorite quotes that all of us heard often was: “We need to always be thankful for those who came before us, especially those in the medical field.” He truly did appreciate all those who paved the way to make life better for him and that is exactly what he did for so many people, especially his own family.
Surviving are his sweetheart Donna Lovell, Brigham City; children: Connie Moody, American Fork; Peggy Jo Perry, Willard; Barbara Lovell, American Fork; Janet Earl (Harry), Vancouver, WA; Julie (Jim) Christensen, Vista, CA; Lori (Scott) Hodgson, Perry; Dori Day, Brigham City; Matthew Lovell, Smithfield; 22 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. Also, brother Elwood (Alice) Lovell, Spanish Fork. Preceded in death by his parents, siblings: Leoyd, Ralph, and Monan Lovell, and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Brigham City 8th Ward Chapel, 139 E. 300 N., Brigham City, UT. Viewings will be Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 E., Brigham City and on Friday from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m. at the Church. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery with Military Honors Accorded by the Combined Veterans. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com
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GRAYCE WESTERN PACE
February 11, 1919 ~ November 3, 2016
Grayce Western Pace, age 97, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at her home in Delta, Utah. She was born on February 11, 1919 in Deseret, Utah; the youngest of 13 children born to John Henry and Musetta Palmer Western. She had a wonderful childhood with her siblings. She was always called "Gracey Pacey" by her uncle Mane, clearly foreshadowing her future. She graduated from Hinckley High School, where she excelled in competitions of typing and bookkeeping. She attended college at Cedar City. She married Elwin Leon Pace on October 18, 1939 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They settled around the racetracks in Santa Anita, Tijuana, and Seattle as Elwin raced his horses. In the early 1950's, they moved back home when Elwin bought the Delta Livestock Auction, and Grayce went to work at the D. Stevens Department Store. She was a wonderful mother and homemaker to her five children. She was an excellent cook and was famous for her rolls and raspberry jam. Elwin passed away unexpectedly on August 19, 1972.
Grayce was involved in her community. She was an original member of the Blue Notes. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, serving in various calling in the Relief Society and Primary. She was an avid sports fan, cheering for the Braves, Jazz, BYU, and especially the Delta Rabbits. In 1974, the Delta Basketball team honored her with the title of "Mrs. Basketball". She deeply cared for her dogs. They were a great comfort to her throughout her later life. Grayce was loved by all who got to know her. Her name fit her perfectly, as she was full of amazing grace. She looked forward to the reunion with her family and especially her beloved husband. She was very grateful for all those who made it possible for her to remain in her home, and the loving care given by her "angel" Pat.
Grayce is survived by her children: Brenda Lee Pace, Delta; Paul (Judy) Pace, Springville; Ann (Brent) Rogers, Oak City; Shannon Cozad, Lindon; Scott (Megan) Pace, Saratoga Springs; 20 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband: Elwin; her 12 siblings; grandson: Jeremy Scott Rogers; granddaughters: Melissa Ann Cozad and Shanda Marie Pace Pitman; great-grandson: Shay Bradley Pace.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 7, 11:00 AM, at the Delta LDS Stake Center Chapel, 125 S White Sage Ave. Viewings will be held at the Delta LDS Stake Center on Sunday, 6-8 PM; and Monday, 9:30-10:40 AM prior to the service. Burial will be in the Delta City Cemetery. Online condolences at www.nicklemortuary.com
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Charlie Coble Raindson
May 27, 1969 ~ Oct. 27, 2016
On Oct. 27, 2016 Heaven opened its arms to a beautiful soul; our beloved Charlie Rainsdon ,also known as Eila Kathleen Coble age 47, daughter of Jerry and Donna Coble of Baker city Oregon. Charlie married Kerry Rainsdon Dec. 31, 2014 in Ely Nevada. Kerry is the son of Robert and Bonita Rainsdon from Delta, Utah.
Charlie loved life. She enjoyed family outings, camping in the mountains, and razor rides with friends exploring new trails. She enjoyed cooking and canning, trying new recipes.
Charlie was baptized into the LDS church. She loved all of God’s creations and saw the beauty in all things. Charlie loved her dog, Mojo, but always put her dog in her place by reminding her that “She was the dog!” She looked forward to Halloween every year so she could give out her famous “Sugar Bombs” to all the children. Charlie had a big heart full of love and a fun joking sense of humor. She always had us all laughing.
Children: Chasen Tolbert, Jerry Kohl Tolbert, and Shaniajae Kathleen Tolbert. Siblings: D. Christine Coble Barnett married to Tim Barnett of Texas. Step-sisters: Tracie Rainsdon and Tonya Rainsdon. Nephews: Michael Cody Coble, Charles Camron Coble. Niece: Amanda Hayes. Stepnephew: CJ Gull. Step-niece: Kaidence Lawson.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Michael Albert Coble, and nephew Anthony Porcelli.
Join us in a celebration of life gathering Nov. 12, 2016 at the Delta 4th Ward LDS Church, 197 S. 300 W. from 5 - 7 p.m. Anyone wanting to leave a kind word for Charlie, her Facebook page is “Charlie Rainsdon” We want to give a special thanks to all those who have been friends to Charlie and loved her as much as we all do. She truly took over all of our hearts. She will be greatly missed.
- Written by Shellie Dutson
- Category: Obituaries
Barbra Dean Petersen Ashby, age 92, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016 in Delta, Utah. She was born on October 16, 1924 in Hinckley, Utah; the youngest of 10 children born to Nels L and Edith Bennett Petersen. She grew up in Hinckley and graduated from Hinckley High School in 1942, where she participated in many activities. She was an outstanding typist, winning all her high school competitions. She met Richard Dell Ashby on a blind date, and they married on May 25, 1943 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Shortly after, Dell joined the US Navy, and Barbra moved her family to Idaho, Washington and California, as Dell served his country. In 1950, they returned to Delta. She worked for Farmers Home Administration and Dudley Crafts Law Firm. When Dell was hired as Administrator of the West Millard Hospital, she worked alongside Dell as his secretary and Director of Medical Records. Even after Dell retired, she served on the Utah Medical Record Association Board as Chairman of the Consulting Committee and on the Nominating Committee. She retired in 1990. Dell passed away on Sept. 6, 2014.
Barbra was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, aunt; a great homemaker and cook. She supported her five children and her grandchildren in all their activities. Active in the community; served in the LDS Church as Relief Society and Primary Presidents, and in Young Womens and various other callings. Her family loved her dearly.
Barbra is survived by her daughters: Delene (Jerry) Huff, Las Vegas, NV; Joan (Chad) Anderson, St. George; Sonya (David) Taylor, Oak City; sons: Richard (Thalia) Ashby, Bountiful; Roger (Kim) Ashby, Delta; 19 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by grandson: Colton Roger Ashby; 5 sisters and 4 brothers.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 3, 11:00 AM, at the Delta LDS 1st Ward Chapel, 222 W 200 N. Viewings will be held Wednesday, 7-8 PM at Nickle Mortuary; and Thursday, 9:30-10:40 AM prior to the service. Burial will be in the Delta City Cemetery. Online condolences at www.nicklemortuary.com
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Wilma Gillen Cowley
Jun. 14, 1923 ~ Oct. 26, 2016
Wilma Gillen Cowley, age 93, passed away peacefully on October 26, 2016 at Delta, Utah. She was born June 14, 1923 in Oasis, Utah to Enoch and Hilda Styler Gillen. She married Eldon R. Cowley on May 20, 1949 at Fillmore, Utah. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake City Temple in 1966.
Wilma spent her early life living on a farm in Oasis, Utah. She graduated from Hinckley High School in 1941. After graduation, she went to Salt Lake City where she joined the Cadet Corps to train as a nurse during WWII at the University of Utah. At night she worked at the Remington Arms Plant producing .30 and .50 caliber bullets for the military. It was during this time that she suffered an unfortunate auto/pedestrian accident in October 1944 which resulted in most of her right leg being amputated. In spite of this handicap, she was able to walk with a prosthetic and do many amazing things in her life. She returned to Oasis to live with her parents where she worked for Dr. M. E. Bird at his hospital. Later after her marriage to Eldon in 1949, she lived in Meadow and worked at the new Fillmore hospital, only taking a break to raise her family. She then returned to work at the hospital until she retired in 1988. She is especially remembered for her compassionate care and back rubs she gave as a nurse to traumatized patients.
Wilma was a visiting teacher, primary teacher, and she sold Church magazines, even though she couldn’t drive a car. Later when automatic transmissions were available, she received her driver’s license at age 58, going to classes at Millard High School with the regular high school kids.
Wilma loved cooking, gardening, canning, and sewing. She was a wonderful mother and wife. Her greatest joy was her family. She stressed hard work, thriftiness and generosity to others. She was known for her selflessness. Wilma is survived by her three children: Mark and Tony, Meadow; and Sandra Holt of Sacramento, California. She is preceded in death by brothers Elmo and Deon, and sisters Mildred Fitch, Beryl Sorensen, and Carol Swensen.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 29 at the Meadow Town Cemetery at 12:00 noon. Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com
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Anna Darlene Hoopes Russell
Nov. 13, 1940 ~ Oct. 21, 2016
Anna Darlene Hoopes Russell,75, passed away on October 21 2016 after a heart attack. She was born in Gunnison, Utah on November 13, 1940 to Clyde Burton and Alberta Hoopes. Darlene married Phillip Daniel Russell on October 13, 1956. They had just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year.
Darlene loved holidays and you would find her yard decorated for each one. She especially became known as the “Halloween Lady”. She would get hundreds of trick-or-treaters each year from all over the state. They would come to see all the scary Halloween decorations and get the special treats just for them. She has done this for 40 years and the tradition will continue this one last year in memory of her. Darlene spent the night before she passed away getting candy ready for Halloween. Phil and Darlene had four children Cindy, Nancy, Tracy, and Toby who loved her dearly. Cindy and Nancy decided that no kids had a better childhood than they did.
Darlene was the best mom. She created special birthday parties every year, made wonderful award winning Halloween costumes, and she created special traditions for each holiday that will be a part of a lot of people’s lives for many generations to come. Phil and Darlene became a forever family when they were sealed together in the Manti LDS Temple on August 13, 1998.
Darlene is survived by her husband Phil; children, Cindy (Ron) Higham, Nancy (Jeff) Wight, and Toby Russell; grandchildren, Amanda (Cody) Garrett, Brian (Kaylee) Wight, Devin (Jessica) Russell, Chris (Britney) Wight, Dominic Wight, and Elysha Wight and 7 great-grandchildren, Braygen, Daxton and Lily Garrett, Danielle, Colby and RykLynn Russell, and Hunter Wight. Darlene is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Burton, and sister-in-law LaPreal Hoopes, her son Tracy Russell, and granddaughter Kellee Russell.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 26th at 11:00 AM at the Fillmore Stake Center. Viewings will be held on Tuesday, October 25th from 6-8 PM at the Olpin Stevens Funeral Home in Fillmore and on Wednesday, October 26th prior to the funeral from 10:00 to 10:40 AM at the Stake Center. Interment will be at the Fillmore City Cemetery under the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home. Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com.
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Gayle Church Hathaway
May 22, 1938 ~ Oct. 21, 2016
Gayle Church Hathaway, age 78, passed away Friday, October 21, 2016, in Provo, Utah. She was born on May 22, 1938, in Delta, Utah to George David & Alice Lorraine Cahoon Church. She married Hoyt Parnel "Chuck" Hathaway, Jr. On October 9, 1953 in Grantsville, Utah. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple for time and eternity.
Gayle was a wonderful mother to her 7 kids. Her family brought her the greatest joy. She was an excellent cook and loved to sew, crochet, and work with ceramics. She was very dedicated to her family, whether staying up all night making doll clothes to surprise her children or other treats for her grandchildren; her home was always a place for the neighborhood friends to gather and play.
Gayle is survived by her children: Delynn (Lorraine) Hathaway, Hinckley; Patty (Lynn) Ashby, Delta; Wendy Stanworth, Delta; Douglas (Kim) Hathaway, Delta; Darryl (Trea) Hathaway, Running Springs, CA; Richard Hathaway, Hinckley; 28 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by son: Dennis Wayne Hathaway; granddaughter: Kristy Hathaway; great-grandson: Chase Clark; 3 brothers, 1 sister; and multiple nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, October 25, at 12:00 Noon, at the Delta City Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.nicklemortuary.com