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Arnold Wayne Osborne 1947 ~ 2013 Our husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, passed away on August 21, 2013 in Murray, Utah surrounded by his family. He was born on January 8, 1947 in Murray, Utah to Arnold Leon and Lorna Moveda Johnson Osborne. Arnold attended and graduated Hillcrest High School in 1965. He married RaNae Wilson and they had four children. Later divorced. Arnold married Connie Thacker on June 9, 1984 in Sandy, Utah. Together they had one son along with Connie’s two other children. His love for truck driving began when he was sixteen years old. He drove truck in the Army and then professionally. Arnold worked for and operated the family business, A & L Concrete for many years. Arnold had a passion for the Cowboy way of life. He loved horses, the outdoors and running the AWO Ranch in Fillmore, Utah. Survived by his wife, Connie; children, Heidi Jessop, Toni (Grant) Pemberton, Brandon Leon Osborne, Wilson Charles Osborne, Anthony Wayne (Katy) Osborne, Tammy Tew and Shawn Wardle; 11 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; sisters, Marge (Dave) Erickson, Elaine (Dale) LeDuc, Launi (Sherm) LeClair; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Braden Jessop; and baby sister, Mary Jane Osborne. Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the Mount Jordan 2nd Ward, 9331 South 300 East, Sandy, Utah. Friends may call from 10-11:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment, Sandy City Cemetery. www.goffmortuary.com
George Harvey Davis II, age 62, of Safford, Arizona, and formerly of Oak City, Utah, returned to his Heavenly home on August 14, 2013 in Wichita, Kansas. He was born April 25, 1951 in Phoenix, Arizona to George Harvey and Maurine Gruwell Davis. He enjoyed teasing his two bothers and four sisters. George loved the gospel and served an honorable and faithful mission to New Zealand. He married his eternal companion, LaRene "Rene" Giles, in the Salt Lake Temple on April 13, 1979, Their home was blessed with three daughters; Robyn (Kevin) Moore; Jamie (Matt) Cole; and Michelle Taylor. The light of Georges life are his eight grandchildren; Nathan, Katie, Kezia, Jazlynn, Ryan, Jackson, Wyatt, and Elisabeth. They are his most valuable and important treasure. The last week of his life was spent doing what he loved the most - spending time with his grandchildren. George enjoyed making memories with his family, sharing his many life stories, and going on drives to many unique places and spending time outside hunting, fishing, and camping. The Davis family would like to express their gratitude to all those who offered support in our time of need. Funeral services were held Monday, August 19, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at the Oak City LDS Chapel. Viewings were held Sunday evening, 6-8 PM, at the Nickle Mortuary; and Monday morning, 9:30-10:40 AM, prior to the service. Interment was in the Oak City Cemetery.

Cecil Max Martin, age 95, passed away on August 16, 2013 of complications incident to age at Fillmore Community Medical Center. He was born June 26, 1918 to Cecil J. Martin and Beatrice Elizabeth Quarnberg. He married Olive LaVoy Wilcken for time and all eternity in the Logan LDS Temple on May 15, 1946.

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Max was raised on his parents’ farm in Scipio, Utah, where as the oldest of seven children, he learned the value of hard work. He attended elementary school in his home town and attended Millard High School in Fillmore. He loved playing basketball and baseball and was once asked to try out for a spot on the prestigious professional Wrigleys baseball team, an offer which he declined in order to serve a mission. After high school, Max served a year in the Civilian Conservation Corp. He later attended the Branch Agricultural College in Cedar City for a winter quarter. While there, he learned about the art of construction to build his own home. Max served in various church callings throughout his life. He served for two years in the Texas/Louisiana Mission where he performed as district president under the direction of President ElRay L. Christiansen. He also served as second counselor in the Fillmore First Ward bishopric, in the young men’s organization, and as Sunday School Gospel Doctrine teacher. With his wife, LaVoy, he also worked as temple ordinance worker, supervisor, and trainer in the Manti Temple. Only a few months after returning home from his mission, Max was drafted to active duty during World War II. He served four years in the US army in the Field artillery. There he worked as supply Sergeant for 3 1/2 years and was on the cadre assisting in training troops. He spent the 4th year of his service in combat. During that time, Max witnessed evidence of the terrible atrocities of war when his division liberated two concentration camps. Max loved the country he fought for. One thing Max detested was the denigration of those in authority of our nation, whether republican or democrat. After his Marriage, Max worked as a shipping and receiving foreman in Civil Service at the Army Depot in Tooele, UT, as janitor at Millard High School, and as Park Superintendent at the Utah Territorial State Capital building in Fillmore. He was also elected for a term as president of Utah Museums Association. Max was active in his community. He donated, planted, and maintained a line of trees along the sidewalk of the block south of his house. He also was an avid ATV rider and helped build and maintain many of the horse and ATV trails used by the community today. Max was honored for his efforts by the Sand Rock Ridge Riders ATV Club in 2011 by having a trail named after him. Max was known for his hard work, persistence, honesty, and his great conviction that when something was wrong, he needed to do all in his power to fix it. Many times his way of righting a wrong was to write his opinion to the editor of the local and state newspaper, or to make his opinion known at City Hall. His words were instrumental in revising dog laws to protect animal livestock and promoting non-smoking laws. Max and LaVoy were honored to be chosen as Grand Marshalls of the 4th of July Parade in Fillmore in 2011 for their civic contributions. Family was of the utmost importance in Max’s life. He organized, managed, and instructed teenage girls in a horse-riding club that he formed specifically for the benefit and learning of his daughters. With his wife, LaVoy, he also coached his daughters to sing together in a quartet. His children and grandchildren remember him making bows, arrows, and wooden guns for them. They remember bucking and tromping hay, helping with the garden, riding on ATV’s over the mountain, and going to the auction. Max was active almost until the end of his life. He rode ATV’s and mowed his own lawn up to only a few weeks before his death, even when he felt too sick to move. Max will be deeply missed by all of his family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife, LaVoy, of Fillmore; His four daughters: Janet (Dave) Tisdale of St. George; JoAnn (Bill) Mikelson of St. George; Jeri (Charlie) Taylor of Rigby, ID; and Joyce (Scott) Harker of Erda, UT.; He is also survived by his brothers; Howard Martin of Nephi, Paul Martin of Las Vegas, Ron Martin of Rexburg, ID, and Gerald and Gail Martin – both of Scipio; thirteen grandchildren, and thirty-two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Donna (Warren) Oakeson, and grandson, Charles Joseph Taylor. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 at 11:00 am at the First Ward LDS Chapel, 330 E 500 S., in Fillmore, UT. Friends may call Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 at Olpin Stevens Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and Wed. Aug. 21, from 9:30 to 10:45 am. Interment will be in the Fillmore City Cemetery under the direction of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home. Online condolences can be expressed at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com.

In loving memory of Tyler John Greathouse. Sept. 14, 1983 - Aug. 13, 2012
Our loving son, brother, father, uncle, and friend, Aaron Baker Fife, 39, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at his home in Blythe, California from addiction to alcohol that he suffered with and tried to conquer for 22 years. He was born on November 22, 1973 in San Bernardino, California, a son of Gregory Baker Fife and Lynda Hartson. Aaron grew up in Delta, Utah, where his love for farming, hunting, fishing, and his many friends taught him the value of work and brought him much happiness. He was a hard worker. He was a member of the Pipe-Fitters Union in California Local 364 for 19 years. Aaron is survived by his sons, Cameron and Trevor; brothers, Jason and Bryan Fife; his mother and step father, Lynda and Dean Hartson; father, Gregory Fife and many nieces and nephews. Thank you to our many friends in Delta, Utah for your love and concern. The family will have a graveside services at a later date. Email condolences to www.gilliesfuneralchapel. com.
Elizabeth “Betty” Aline Schuhardt Remington, age 89, passed away peacefully on the morning of August 4, 2013. She was born March 15, 1924 in Terre Haute, Indiana to William and Anna Trine Schuhardt. She married Norman Edward Remington on August 19, 1944 in Starke, Florida. Norman passed away November 8, 1994. In 1963, Betty along with her husband and three children, moved from Indiana to Santa Ana, California. They made California their home for twenty-three years before retiring and moving to Delta, Utah. They loved living in Delta and remained there for the rest of their lives. Betty is survived by her daughters: Sandy Keef, Menifee, CA; Judi (Ron) Haag, Delta, UT; son: Stacey (Teri Lyn) Remington, Farmington, UT; eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and sister: Wilma Thompson. The family would like to express their deep gratitude to the nurses and staff at Millard Care and Rehabilitation where she resided for the past four months. She really valued all the friendships she made with the staff and other residents. A casual viewing will be held at Nickle Mortuary on Friday, August 9, from 11:00 to 12:00, followed by a short Graveside Service. She will be buried next to her husband in the Delta Cemetery. Online condolences at www.nicklemortuary. com
Daniel Martinez Valenzuela, 45, went back to his Heavenly Father on July 27, 2013, after fighting for his life for three weeks. He is survived by his wife, Elisa Martinez; two children, Omar and Edgar; mother, Cristina Valenzuela de Martinez (Mexico); sister, Rosa Alba (Mexico); brothers Mauricio (Mexico) and Gabriel (Magaly); nephews Emilio, Mara, and Gabriel (Mexico), Seydy Rowly (Mark), Celene Manis (Mckell), Jose, Viry, Mary, Jimy, Luis, and Alexis (Delta); cousins Domingo and Judith Garcia (Delta); and many, many friends. Services will be held in the LDS chapel at 1100 W 600 S Orem, UT at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 10. Nacio en Maxico el 12 de Septiembre de 1967 y Fellecio Regreso com nuestro Padre el Dia 27 de Julio despues de luchar fuerte por su vida. Le sobreviven su esposa Elisa Martinez y dos hijos Omar y Edgar Martinez (Orem); su madre Cristina Valenzuela (Mexico); su hermana Rosa Aba y su sobrina Luis Mario (Mexico); su hermano Mauricio Martinez y sobrinos su Hermano Gabriel, esposa Magaly; sobrinos, Emilio, Mara, Gabriel Martinez (todos en Mexico) Domingo y Judith Garcia Primos (Delta); sobrinos Seydy Rowly (Mark) Celene (Mckell) Jose, Viry, Mary, Jimy, Luis, Alexis Manis (Delta) y muchos amigos. Los servicios seran en la capilla LDS 1100 E 600 S en Orem UT. A las 11 a.m. el Sabado 10 de Agosto
Aleeda Claudine Bellander Dearden returned quietly to her Heavenly Father on August 1, 2013 to join many waiting family members including her sweetheart and companion, Carl, her daughter, Glenna, her parents, grandparents and many more friends and family members. Aleeda was born November 1, 1929 in Ely, Nevada, to Claudia Bernetta Baker and Glen Alfred Bellander. She was born into a family that was filled with love and she never questioned her parent’s devotion and love to her. Aleeda married Carl James Dearden at the family home in Baker, Nevada, on November 14, 1949. They were sealed as a couple and had their family sealed to them on June 13, 1962 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Five children were born into their family: Glenna Claudine; Thomas Carl (Rhea) Panguitch, UT; Caralee Lyon (Duane) Cedar City, UT; Kayleen Hansen (Kip) Cedar City, UT; and Glen James (Cheryl) Burbank, UT completed their family. Aleeda and Carl lived and raised their family in Burbank, Utah. We were taught to pull together and support each other as building a strong family was their goal. We worked, played, laughed, and occasionally cried together. Aleeda was preceded in death by her husband, Carl, a daughter Glenna, a brother, Devon and her parents Claudia and Glen Bellander. She is survived by a sister Kareen Kerr (Duane) Ely, NV, two sons and two daughters, 15 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 1:00 p.m .at the Garrison LDS Chapel in Garrison, UT. Viewings were held on Monday August 5, 2013, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Southern Utah Mortuary (190 North 300 West, Cedar City, UT) and on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 11:00-12:30 p.m. at the Garrison LDS Church in Garrison, UT. Interment was in the Garrison Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to www.sumortuary.com
Richard Bronson passed away at his home in Washington on July 30, 2013 doing one of the things he enjoyed: tinkering. His passing has released him from pain and suffering that afflicted him since an industrial accident almost 30 years ago. May he rest in peace. Richard was born May 6, 1963 in Murray, Utah to Sandra Evans and Steve Bronson. Richard was raised under strict tutelage that taught him the rewards of hard work. Being the great father he was, he instilled in his children that same ethic, his guidance, and and his council, with love of a father. He married his love, Tina Louise Needham in Sutherland, Utah, on September 23, 1983. Together they raised five wonderful children into adulthood: Casey (Lyndsey), Shala, Chris (Natalie), Shannel (George), and Sheena. He was blessed with three beautiful grandchildren in which he found joy: Shyann, Daisha, and Hudson. Richard was very proud of his family, and enjoyed special activities with them including camping, fishing, get-togethers with loved ones, working on his truck, wood-working, and the homes to which he gave his special finishing touch. He especially loved spending his time at the family cabin at Duck Creek. Richard was a blessing not only to his family, but to others due to his good works in helping those in need. He is survived by his wife and children, mother, Sandra (Rod) Kaminska, father, Steve (Linda), siblings: Stephanie (Jeff), Sheldon (Tonya), Shane, Stacey (Joyce), Scott (Barbara), Sonya (Dave), half-brothers and half-sisters, Tammy, Mike, Cory, Shantel, James, Josh, Cody, Derek, Cassidy, Morgan, extended family and friends. Richard joins his brothers Shawn and Aaron. His family is grateful for the outpouring of love and compassion at this difficult time. Funeral services for Richard were held on Saturday, August 3, 2013, at 11:00 AM at the Spilsbury Mortuary in St. George. A viewing for family and friends prior to services began at 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM. Interment took place in the Washington City Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George. Online condolences can be made on the guest book at www.spilsburymortuary. com.
Shirley May Ivie, 86 year old Thermopolis resident peacefully passed away on July 29, 2013 at her residence. Shirley May McDonald was born on July 29, 1927 to Giles & Maude (Webb) McDonald in Heber City Utah. She was one of ten children. She met Carl Ivie in Delta, Utah and soon married on February 20, 1947. They had seven children and moved around for several years when in 1969 they settled in Thermopolis, Wyoming where she worked as a Cook at the Wyoming Pioneer Home until she retired in 1987. After retirement she went to Maverick Convenience Store in Thermopolis as a Baker for several years. Over her life time, she enjoyed hunting, the outdoors, sewing, and making crafts. She was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Most of all, she cherished her children, grand-children, great-grand-children, and great great-grand-children. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Carl on May 3, 1998, one daughter, Christine; four brothers, Leonard, Dan, Benjamin and Dale and three sisters, Mildred, Phyllis and Lola; and four grandchildren, Rick Fugier, Jonathan Snooks, Cori Ivie and Ryan Strecker. Survivors include her sons: Burton Ivie of Casper, WY, Kenneth (Margo) Ivie of Rawlins, WY, Michael (Shelly) of Thermopolis, WY; daughters: Delores Fugier, Gail (Andy) Snooks all of Thermopolis and Kim (Roger) Strecker of Sedalia, MO; one brother, Jay (Jeannie) McDonald of Winnemucca, NV, one sister, Virginia Smith of West Valley, UT, 20 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Friday, August 2, 2013 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Thermopolis with Bishop Chris Paris officiating. Burial will follow at Monument Hill Cemetery in Thermopolis. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Online condolences may be made at www.bryantfuneralhomeonline.com.