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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
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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
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Mary Jeanette Corey Snowden
Nov. 30, 1938 ~ Oct. 23, 2016
Margo Jeanette Corey Snowden, age 77, longtime resident of Boulder City, NV passed away on October 23, 2016 in Iowa City, Iowa while on vacation with her two daughters Lori and Lisa. She was born on November 30, 1938 in Delta, Millard County, UT to John and Ada LaFay Works Corey. She married Elmer Lee Snowden on January 15, 1957 in Las Vegas, NV.
Margo is preceded in death by her husband Elmer Lee Snowden; parents John and Ada LaFay Works Corey; two brothers Philo and Ralph; and one sister Eleanor. Margo is survived by four children Lori (Layne) Weber, Lisa (Rick) Gardner, Larry (Jacki) Snowden, Lonny (Sheri) Snowden; brother David LeRoy (Karroll) Corey; her sister-in-law Joyce Gronning; seventeen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
Margo worked as the secretary at Mitchell Elementary School for 18 years. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS). Margo lived a full life with her husband Lee. They completed three missions: two in Chicago and one service mission for the Family History Department for the LDS Church. They went to Mexico and Europe and traveled all over the United States. Margo and Lee really enjoyed spending many summers in Alaska, Washington and California as camp host. Margo spent many years as a Ward and Stake Music Director and was Choir Director for many years. For the last 20 years, she was a Family History Consultant for her Ward and Stake; she really loved doing family history for herself and many others. Margo was loved by many and will be missed by all.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 11:00 am at the 5th Street LDS Chapel. Visitation will be from 10:00am to 10:45 am prior to the service. Burial will be at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 9:20 am. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Lend a Hand 400 Utah St Boulder City, NV 89005. Family and friends can sign an online memorial guestbook at www.bouldercityfamilymortuary.com
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Berniece Jones Teubner
Jul. 7, 1922 ~ Oct. 18, 2016
Berniece Jones Teubner, age 94, passed away the afternoon of October 18, 2016, in Delta, Utah. She was born on July 7, 1922, in Sutherland, Utah to Calvin Hall and Millie Dorthea Christensen Jones. Berniece was raised on the family farm and learned how to work hard during those years. She graduated from Delta High School, and in 1942, Berniece and her two sisters, Violet and LaRae, moved to Southern California where they worked as riveters in an airplane factory to support the war effort. When the war ended, she went to work as a switchboard operator for General Telephone, eventually working her way up to an Engineering Assistant, working as a Draftsman. She attended classes at night to help perfect her craft.
Berniece married James E. "Red" Teubner, Jr. in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 4, 1950. He died in October of 1968. She said she never did find anyone she liked as much as Red, so she lived the rest of her life as a widow. She loved to travel and saw many beautiful places around the world. She was a beautiful lady and never left the house without being totally put together. She will be missed by those who knew and loved her.
Berniece is survived by her younger brothers: Robert C. Jones of Delta, Utah; Blain C. Jones of Layton, Utah; Ladd (Joyce) Jones of Richardson, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband: James "Red" Teubner; parents; and siblings: Theta (died as an infant), Violet, Don, and LaRae.
No funeral services were held. She was buried next to her husband in the Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California. Condolences may be left at www.nicklemortuary.com
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Sotero "Ruben" Munoz Lazaro Sr.
Jun. 3, 1940 ~ Oct. 11, 2016
Sotero “Ruben” Munoz Lazaro, Sr, 76 of Delta, Utah, passed away October 11, 2016 after a battle with Pancreatic cancer. Born in Pueblo Mexico, to Fastino and Margarita Lazaro (deceased), lived in Delta, Utah for 56 years. He was a loving husband and father. He will be missed by his many family and friends.
Ruben came to the U.S. in 1960 when he worked as a ranch hand, manager, sheep herder, and farm hand. He worked for 35 years with the Millard County Road Department, restored several classic cars, and was an accomplished traveler. He had a prosperous trucking company in the community, hauling hay, coal and whatever needed moving. He was a pillar in the community and a friend to all.
Ruben is survived by his wife Experanza and children Ruben (Sherri) Lazaro, Delta, Utah; Selma “Sissy” (Paul) Baxter Brownsville, Texas; Margarita (Rodney) Phillipson, Delta, Utah; Marcos (Silvia) Lazaro, Delta, Utah; Rosa Lazaro, Corpus Christi, Texas; and Angelita Lazaro, Delta, Utah; sister Celia Garcia, Mexico; brothers Andres Lazaro, Mexico; and Fastinio Lazaro, Mexico; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren. Preceded in death by a son Fastino “Tino” Lazaro; grandson, Anthony Antonio Phillipson; brothers Manwel Lazaro, and Urbano Lazaro Munoz; sister Luz Lazaro; brother-in-law Gabriel Garcia.
There will be a viewing Friday, October 21, 2016 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Hinckley LDS Church (222 W 200 N, Delta, Utah). A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Hinckley Lions Club (270 West Center) from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Online condolence at rasmussenmortuary.com
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Mark Ken Johnson
Sept. 13, 1951 ~ Oct. 15, 2016
Mark Ken Johnson, age 65, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016 at his home in Hiko, Nevada after a courageous battle with cancer. Through this he taught us the importance of optimism and a positive attitude: "It's all good". He was born September 13, 1951 in Fillmore, Utah to Chester Rogers and Stella Vee Stott Johnson.
Ken grew up in Holden, Utah where he enjoyed being outdoors, farming, ranching, and hunting. He loved working hard and became the owner operator of his own cattle and feed business. In his later years he became a brand inspector and loved visiting with the new people he met each day.
In 1971, he married Linda Lu Shepherd. Together they had three children and were later divorced. In 1982, he married Tamra Curtis. They had two children and were later divorced. He recognized the importance of family and loved spending as much time as possible with his children and fourteen grandchildren.
Survivors include his children: Shelli (Conrad) Abrams, Scott (Mindy), Sandi (Jonathan) Mason, Stetson, Kenze (Korey Smith) Johnson, fourteen grandchildren, and his sibling: Jerri Frehner, Pamiel Reed, Ginger Agee, Jeff, and Penni Sumsion.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Diane Buckwalter. Funeral services will held Friday, October 21, 2016 at 1 p.m. (MST) at the Holden LDS Chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Alamo LDS Chapel, and again from 10:30 - 12:30 p.m. prior to services at the chapel.
Interment will follow in the Holden City Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to sign our online guest book at www.moapavallymortuary.com