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Mackenzi "Kenzi" Wilden
September 29, 1998 ~ August 29, 2016
Mackenzi "Kenzi" Marie Willden, age 17, passed away suddenly on Monday, August 29, 2016 in Sutherland, Utah. She was born September 29, 1998 in Payson, Utah to Todd Darrell and Melanie Marie Millwee Willden.
Kenzi was a free spirit and a friend to everyone she knew. Kenzi was fair, caring, and always concerned with everyone else’s feelings. She loved life. She was very talented in her hobby of gloving, and everyone loved to watch the new things she was working on. Kenzi had so much love for her cousins, especially the younger ones. She had a special place in her heart for her Paiz and Brezi, who she spent a lot of time with at Grandma’s house. Kenzi also had a special spot in her heart for her special friend, Razzy. Her family felt nothing but love from her sweet spirit. She was our angel. She was also excited to become an aunt to her sister, Sadie’s, first born. She was very loved, and will be deeply missed.
Kenzi is survived by her mother: Melanie Millwee Willden; step-father: Christopher Fisher; sister: Sadie Willden; brother-in-law: Brandale Woodbury; sister: Sierra Rose Willden; brothers: Weston Todd Willden, and Robert Todd Willden; grandmothers: Lorraine Frankini; and Marilyn (Alvin) Mitchell; grandfathers: Darrell Willden; and Jerry Hampton; great-grandmothers: Vera Giles; and Doris Hampton; aunts: Meredith (Steven) Florence, Torrie (Josh) Conlon; Tonya Willden, Trudy Willden, Tiffany (Robert) Lance; uncles: Mike Millwee and Ryan Millwee; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father: Todd Darrell Willden; grandfather: Tom Millwee.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., at the Delta 3rd Ward LDS Chapel, 197 S. 300 W., Delta. Viewings will be held Monday evening, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at the Nickle Mortuary; and Tuesday, 9:30-10:40 a.m., prior to the service.
Burial will be in the Delta City Cemetery.
Condolences may be left at www.nicklemortuary.com
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Curtis "Mac" Malcom Shields
November 27, 1925 ~ August 29, 2016
Curtis Malcolm Shields, 90, a valiant son, husband, father and friend passed away August 29, 2016 at Payson, Utah.
He was born November 27th, 1925 to Curtis A. and Evalyn Shields of Delta Utah. He was the 1st of 5 children. He grew up strong from his life on a farm. Grandpa & Grandma Shields raised him to be a man of honor and integrity.
In 1941, at the young age of 17, Mac left behind the security of home and family to serve his county in the United States Navy. He sailed the Pacific Ocean in the fight for freedom from New Guinea to Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima and Nagasaki. Upon his return home in 1946, he met and fell in love with Cherie Haninifin. They married and brought 5 children into the world. Two of his daughters, Norma Evalyn and Karen Sue, returned to heaven only days after their births.
In 1958, Mac became a Trooper with the Utah Highway Patrol and served the people of Utah for the next 32 years. In the summer of 1963, Mac lost Cherie and became a widower with 3 children. In 1964 he met and married the second love of his life, Roena Brown Tuttle Hendrickson, a widow with 4 children. Together they raised their 7 children: York Shields (Sandy), Sheri Kae Thueson (Greg), Lana Nielson, Tim Tuttle (Ruth Ann), Mary Ann Steadman (Kevin), Dean Shields (Kris) and Claudeen Sutherland. He has 29 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. He lost his second sweetheart Roena to cancer in 2006. Mom was the encouraging influence that gave Dad confidence in his callings. He has missed her for these past ten years. Mac loved his family and would frequently call his children to let them know that he would never ever stop loving them and that he was the luckiest man on earth to be blessed with such a loving family.
Mac was a faithful disciple of Christ and served in many positions in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout his life. Mac and Roena served a full time Mission in Cove Fort and at the Oakland California Temple. They later served at the Manti Temple where Mac was called to serve as Counselor in the Temple Presidency. Mac knew that God lived and that Jesus Christ was real and loved us all. He trusted that right would prevail in the end. Mac was charitable and grateful. He saw God’s tender mercies and worked to extend them to others in countless ways. He always tried to leave things better than they had been.
Our family would like to thank all of you for your love and support at this difficult time. We know our father will be greatly missed and that he has touched many lives over the years. He was a true gentleman. We would also like to thank the staff at the Central Utah Veteran’s Home in Payson, along with Bristol Hospice, for the phenomenal love and care they have given to our dad over this past year. He was so grateful to each of you for all that you did for him. You made it easier on our family just knowing that he was well cared for at all times. We will be forever grateful.
A viewing will be held Friday, September 2, 2016 at the Kanosh Ward Chapel from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mac’s funeral service will be held at the Kanosh Ward Chapel, Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. There will be a viewing prior to the funeral service from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Military honors will be conducted by the Utah Highway Patrol Honor Guard with the participation of American Legion Post #61 and members from Law Enforcement Burial will be under the direction of Rasmussen Mortuary.
His body will be laid to rest in the Delta Cemetery next to Cherie, Norma Evalyn and Karen Sue.
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Ralph J. Lovell, 88, of Idaho Falls, passed away August 31, 2016, at Turtle & Crane Assisted Living. He was under the care of Hands of Hope Hospice.
Ralph was born August 1, 1928, in Oak City, Utah, to William Owen Lovell and Norma Anderson Lovell. He grew up and attended schools in Oak City, and graduated from high school in Delta, Utah. He participated in track and field, baseball, basketball, and was in the choir. He served a two-year mission in Canada. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He attended Brigham Young University for one year.
On June 4, 1954, he married Kaye Jensen in the Manti, Utah LDS Temple. To this union were born four children, Randy, Debra, Bonnie, and Michael. Ralph and Kaye were later divorced. Ralph made his home in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where he was self-employed as a professional driver.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved to sing and dance. He was a very athletic man, with baseball being his favorite sport. He was good at sewing, teaching women to quilt on his mission and making handmade balls. He was a humanitarian missionary and his handmade balls can be found in every country in the world.
Ralph is survived by his son, Randy (Kim) Lovell of Santaquin, UT; daughter, Debra (Michael) Motteshard of Rigby, ID; daughter, Bonnie Lovell of Idaho Falls, ID; son, Michael (Heidi) Lovell of Idaho Falls, ID; brother, Elwood (Alice) Lovell of Spanish Fork, UT; brother, Ferrin (Donna) Lovell of Brigham City, UT; 10 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Norma Lovell; and brothers, Leoyd and Monan Lovell.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 3, 2016, at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 South Ammon Road. The family will visit with friends from 1- 1:45 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, in the Oak City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the LDS Humanitarian Center, the Veteran’s Administration, or Meals on Wheels.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.
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Sharon Dolores Borton
December 19, 1949 ~ Friday, July 22, 2016
Sharon Dolores Borton, daughter of the late Dolores Belle Young Rose and Step-dad Manuel “Ross” Rose and George Melvin Lee Jones, Sr., and a longtime resident of Utah, died on Friday, July 22, 2016 of breathing complications.
Sharon was born December 19, 1949 in Fresno California and attended school all over. In Tacoma, Washington, her senior year, she met her first love David as well as her lifelong friend Deborah Bird. After a couple of unhappy marriages, she met her dream man Bruce Parker Borton in 1980 and they married shortly thereafter.
She drove truck across country for many years. She traveled all over the continental United States and was able to see all of the states with the exception of Alaska. She received a degree in Interior Decorating in 1995. Later, she loved teaching English to adults. She loved good rock and country music, good food, sewing clothes for herself, crafting and her beloved soaps.
In her later life, after some troubling years in her youth and early life, Sharon was re-baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-days Saints. She was able to go to the temple and enjoy the blessings of family, church and Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Sharon is survived by her brother Lee and sisters Wanda and Patty; children Michelle, Michael and Steven; grandchildren Stephen, Heather, Stephanie, David, Gabby, Grace, Gigi, Mikey Kyler, Steven Jr., Jace and Vincent; and great-granddaughter Everlee.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, mother Dolores and step-dad Manuel Rose and father Melvin Jones; husband Bruce; daughter Windy; half-brother Johnny; step-daughter Traci and step-son Matthew.
There were no funeral services as she was cremated by Magleby Mortuary on July 29, 2016
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Lorna Berline McIntyre
October 25, 1923 ~ August 26, 2016
Lorna Fay Berlin McIntyre, age 92, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016, in Delta, Utah. She was born October 25, 1923, in Huntsville, Utah, to David Andrew and Agnes Allen Berlin. She was one of 12 children, of whom only 5 survived to adulthood. She had many happy memories of her lovely alpine home of Huntsville. She graduated from Weber High, where she enjoyed participating in musicals and theater, and had many wonderful friends.
During WWII, Lorna worked at Hill Air Force Base where she met and married Lt. William T. Wichmann in January of 1945. They moved to his home in New Jersey, where they had two daughters: Marianne and Betty Ann. They loved living near the beach and near New York City. She worked as a secretary for a time at the brand new Monmouth County Racetrack, and also modeled clothing for a dress shop owned by a friend. Lorna also took loving care of her ailing in-laws until they passed away.
After several years, the marriage ended and Lorna moved back to Utah with her two young daughters. In 1956, they paid a visit to her sister and brother inlaw, Klee and Rich Finlinson, who lived in Leamington; and it was then that she met local rancher, William “Bill” McIntyre. They soon married on June 12, 1957 in Las Vegas, and lived at the McIntyre Ranch. They later had a daughter, Catherine. Lorna loved living at the ranch and raising her daughters there.
Her husband, Bill, passed away in 1967, and Lorna went to work in Delta as a legal secretary for the Millard County Attorney, Eldon Eliason. After ten years, she was offered a job as the secretary for Jack Valiquette, the plant manager at Brush Wellman. She loved her job and worked there until she retired. She was successful and highly respected in these positions and developed life long friendships with many of her colleagues and with those whom she came in contact. Lorna moved from the Ranch after 20 years and built her own home in Leamington, where she lived for over 35 years.
Lorna had a beautiful singing voice, possessed a love of art and music and was a very talented seamstress. She was always active in many community and LDS church activities and charitable endeavors. She touched the lives of everyone who knew her, but also those of complete strangers through her many sewing projects which were donated to charities around the world. She had a kind, generous, fun-loving spirit, and a special place in her heart for her grandchildren and great grandchildren, who affectionately called her “Grandma Mac”.
Lorna is survived by her three daughters: Marianne Wichmann (Richard “Bud”) Bailey, Olympia, WA; Betty Ann Wichmann (Brook) Pace, Leamington; Catherine McIntyre (Larry Smiltneek), Salt Lake City; grandchildren: Jade McIntyre Finlinson, Kelly Pace (Gary) Knudsen, Erin Pace (Jon) Winters, Kara Pace (Lance) Andersen, Marcus (Maria) Pace; great-grandchildren: Boston and Preston Knudsen; Rylee, Taylor, and Keely Winters; Tanna, Isaac and Sam Anderson; and Braxtyn and Stella Maria Pace.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 1, at 11:00 am, at the Leamington LDS Chapel, 90 South Center. Viewings will be held at the Leamington LDS Church on Wednesday evening, 7 - 8 p.m; and Thursday morning, 9:30-10:40 am, prior to the service. Burial will be in the Leamington Cemetery.
Special thanks to the staff of Millard County Care Center for the tender care they gave our Mom. Condolences may be left at www.nicklemortuary.com
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Madalyn Monsen Bennett
05/06/1956 ~ 08/24/2016
Madalyn Monsen Bennett, age 60 passed away from this mortal life to return to her Heavenly Father on August 24, 2016 at the Fillmore Community Hospital with her devoted husband close by her side.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and has fought valiantly for the past 8 years. She is a beloved wife, daughter, sister, grandmother, friend and school librarian.
Madalyn was born in American Fork, Utah on May 6, 1956 to loving parents, Lewis Farrell and Janet Johnson Monsen. Madalyn was the second child out of seven children. Growing up in Magna she had many friends who loved to dance. She loved growing up in Holden and working on the farm with her dad. She loved when she tipped the tractor full of hay and her brothers and dada had to reload it.
Madalyn continued her education at Brigham Young University and later transferred up to Ricks College where she loved dancing on their Ballroom Dance Team. She started dating Rick Bennett while attending Ricks College. They quickly fell in love and were married on June 18, 1976 in the Manti LDS Temple.
Madalyn and Rick were blessed with four daughters and three sons who kept their home busy with laughter, noise and fun. Her door was always open to friends and neighbors and anyone who enjoyed playing the piano. Her love of music kept her busy as she played the organ in the Holden Ward for seven years. The music did not stop there, she always played the music in ward choirs and the stake music festival.
Her passion for children led her to work at the Fillmore Middle School where she has been for the last 19 years. Her last four years of working there she became the school librarian. She grew to love the job because she loved working with the children. She found so much joy in going to work each day. The children brought smiles to her face and excitement to her life.
Madalyn is survived by her husband Rick Bennett; children, Kristi (Richard) Law; Josh (Amy) Bennett; Bonnie (Kevin) Callister; Holly (Matt) Marshall; Lisa (Craig) Oswald; Kelly Bennett and Scott Bennett; 19 grandchildren; brothers, Bryce (Sharlene) Monsen and Gary (Maylene) Monsen. Preceded in death by her father, Lewis Monsen; siblings, Michael Lewis Monsen, Julie Monsen, Robert Ferrell Monsen M.D., Lewis John Monsen. She lived a life filled with service and compassion. She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by all that knew her.
Funeral services were held Saturday August 27, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the Holden LDS Chapel (100 N 110 E).
Interment was in the Holden Town Cemetery.
Online condolence at www.rasmussenmortuary. com
- Written by Dean Draper
- Category: Obituaries
January 31, 1957 – August 29, 2016
Julie Ann Dalling Draper, age 59, passed away Monday, August 29, at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo. Julie won the race of life, but lost the contest of mortality to a rare form of breast cancer. She outlived her original prognosis by about two years.
The daughter of Shirley Orme and Marshall Paul Dalling, Julie was born on January 31, 1957, in Idaho Falls, ID. She was the second daughter and third child in the Dalling family. Her father was engaged in the food industry causing the family to move about in Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Julie graduated from Kamiakin High School in Kennewick Washington.
Julie attended Brigham Young University where she received an Associates Degree. She majored in Education but was not able to complete her Bachelor’s program. While at BYU she met and married Dean William Draper. They were wed on July 1, 1978 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Julie and Dean were blessed with four sons and two daughters. The family lived in Provo, UT; Reno, NV; and Hinckley, UT.
While in Reno, Julie volunteered to teach an art program at the local elementary school. She also served as a docent at the Art Museum. She had a great love for classic art. She later served as a docent at the Great Basin Museum in Delta.
Wherever she went, Julie befriended all who came in contact with her. She was always cheerful and friendly. Her friends were dear to her as was her family.
Julie served as a in the Primary, Sunday School and Relief Society organizations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout her adult life. Her faith and devotion to her God and Savior was firm and fervent. She taught her children the Gospel and brought them up in the way they should go.
Julie absolutely loved holidays. She was active in the Republican Women of Reno and Eagle Forum. She took great interest in local and national politics. One of her favorite activities was “stuffing” the Chronicle Progress and socializing with the staff.
Julie is survived by her husband, Dean Draper, children: Seth Carl, Amy Vee, Hugh Thomas, Clark Zemira, Carson Marshall, and Mary Ellen. Julie saw Mary graduate from high school, but did not live long enough to see her children married and bring grandchildren to the family. She is also survived by her siblings Jeff (Connie) Dalling, Kathy (Bob) Dalling Haderlie and Lori Dalling. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. at the Hinckley Ward Chapel, 188 North Main Street in Hinckley, Utah. Viewings will be held at Nickle Mortuary on Friday evening from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and from 10:00 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. at the Hinckley chapel. Burial will be at the Hinckley Cemetery.
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Judy (Nyman) Fergus passed away of heart failure Friday evening, August 26, 2016, at age 77.
She was born on January 24, 1939 in Logan, Utah, the first born of five children, to Andrew Junior Nyman and Jane (Burrell) Nyman. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Lynn T. Fergus; two children, Robert T. Fergus and Nancy (Fergus) Leonard; four grandchildren, Curtis Fergus, Lindsay (Leonard) Mack, Samantha Leonard, and Joshua Bruns; two brothers, Jay Nyman (Coy) and John Nyman (JoAnn); two sisters, Jolene Laird and JeNae Roberts (Wayne).
Judy was very well known and loved by her community in Fillmore, Utah. She served two separate terms as Relief Society President, the first term for five years, and was currently in her fourth year of her second term.
She also served a term as the Millard East President of Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Judy loved serving in these roles, and she would drop anything she was doing to help others in any way she could. She was a wonderful wife, mother, aunt and grandmother, and will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. Her family will miss her famous pies, hot rolls, and contagiously silly sense of humor.
A viewing will be held Tuesday evening, August 30, 2016, at the Fillmore Stake Center at 7:00pm. Graveside Services will be Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at the Fillmore City Cemetery at 1:00 pm. Online condolences may be left at www.rasmussenmortuary.com
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Barbara Colleen Sorensen Christensen, age 86, passed away Monday, August 22, 2016 at her home in Delta. She was born on June 7, 1930, the first child of Ivan "Ike" and Tanetta Johansen Sorensen, in Salt Lake City. She grew up on a farm in Sutherland, and spent a lot of time with her grandparents. She graduated from Delta High School in 1948. Married her sweetheart, L. Derral Christensen, on June 8, 1948 in the Manti LDS Temple. They moved a hospital building from the Topaz Internment Camp to Sutherland; and her skilled hand, with a few additions and remodels over the years, turned it into an elegant home to raise her family in.
Barbara was a constant support to her husband, helping in his farming and ranching, preparing meals for the farm hands, keeping the business books and records, and raising her six cherished children. She dedicated her life to her family and friends. She was a generous supporter of the Festival of Trees program. She was a faithful member of the LDS Church, serving in the Primary, Young Womens, and Relief Society. She loved to knit, crochet, needlepoint and read. We will remember her as a classy woman who was always fashionably put together.
Barbara’s greatest joy was spending time with her family. She was terrified of water and never learned to swim, yet loved to water ski and taught many of her friends and all of her children. She loved boating on the reservoir and Lake Powell, and the Swain’s Creek Pines development in Kane County became her second home. She was adventurous. She traveled the world. She earned her Pilot’s License, and made aviation a big part of the Christensens’ lives. She had a generous heart, never failing to acknowledge a birthday or go all out on the Holidays. One of her life’s highlights was sending her children and grandchildren and their families on a Disney Cruise together.
Barbara is survived by children: Keith S (Kristina) Christensen, Salt Lake; Michael D ( Chris) Christensen, Delta; Joyce (Mike) Barney, Delta; Ann (Neil) Dutson, Las Vegas, NV; 25 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren; son-in-law: Mark Jacobs. She was preceded in death by husband: Derral, in 2002; daughter: Susan Jacobs; son: Tom Christensen; grandson: Casey Dutson; great-granddaughter: Samantha Lavoi; sisters: Elaine (Bryan) Renstrom, Joan (Audy) Harrison.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 27, at 11:00 am, at the Sutherland LDS Chapel, 2650 North 3000 West. Viewings will be held Friday, 6:30-8:00 pm, at the Nickle Mortuary; and Saturday, 9:30-10:40 am, prior to the service. Burial will be in the Delta Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.nicklemortuary.com
Special thanks to Dr. Shamo, his nursing staff and Delta Hospital; and especially to all her wonderful caregivers for their many years of service.
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Our little cowboy Rexton Richard Thatcher returned home to heaven on August 16, 2016. Rexton was born October 29, 2013 the left-handed partner to his daddy, and his mom was his girlfriend, babe, and honey.
Rexton showed a love for this life that most of us will never know in a lifetime. His favorite things were church, riding horses with his dad and uncle “Lylie” and swimming with his mommy. He never forgot a face and always wanted to shake your hand. Playing bucking bulls with his uncle “Wincy” and uncle Crae, mowing lawns and helping to clean the house with grandma Stacy, playing with Mazdin and Tayden, teasing little miss Aspen, and practicing his dance moves with “Lexa” were among some of his favorite past times. He loved to sit in his Papas chair and was the best big brother to Ruston. Ruston was always “his baby.” Rexton was born a natural cowboy and had a strong love for life that radiated from his beaming smile. He was the light of his mom and dads life.
He leaves behind his parents Dillon Richard Thatcher and Kassandra Michelle Thatcher of Scipio, little brother Ruston Wesley Thatcher, grandparents Lee and Stacy Thatcher of Scipio, Lori and Cameron Conner of Nephi and Mike and Marcy Fowkes of Levan, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends that will never forget him. Although we only had you for a short time, you have forever changed our lives. We will miss you forever. Ride high in the mountains of heaven little cowboy. We love you forever and always.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 20, 2016 in the Scipio Ward Chapel at 12:00 noon. A viewing will be held Friday, August 19, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm & Saturday prior to the funeral from 10:00 to 11:30 am both at the Scipio Ward Chapel. Interment will be at the Scipio Cemetery under the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home. Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com.