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Sydney (Howard) Rowley Leany
Apr. 8, 1952 ~ Sept. 10, 2016
Sydney (Howard) Rowley Leany, 64, of Salem, Utah, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sydney was born April 8, 1952, in Provo, Utah, to Oris Elmo and Wanda Farr Howard. She grew up in Mesa, Arizona, and Lompoc, California. She graduated from Provo High School and attended Snow College, where she was crowned homecoming queen. She was married to Scott C. Rowley of Oasis, Utah, and had six children. She later married Francis Leany and had two more children. She attended UVSC (now UVU), where she studied psychology, and was trained and worked as a dental assistant and oral surgery nurse.
She loved dancing and participated on many levels, ultimately running a clogging school in Delta with Jill Carroll. She also enjoyed being involved in the community drama department and playing parts in plays such as "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers." Sydney loved crafts and creating. Her beautiful handmade cards are treasured by her family members. She took up crocheting to keep busy while she was ill and made many beautiful things, including an altar cloth that is being used in the Payson LDS Temple.
She always put others’ needs above her own. She always had a smile even when she didn’t feel like smiling. Above all, she loved her family and cherished those relationships and spending time with them.
She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all her life and she received her final temple recommend in the hospital before her passing. She loved the gospel and had a strong testimony that she never wavered from. She had a strong sense of right and wrong and lived her beliefs. She read everything she could get her hands on to learn more about the gospel.
Sydney is survived by her husband, Francis Leany; children, Scott (Laurel) Rowley, Springville; Shawn (Mia) Rowley, Delta; Shannan (Matt) Hall, Hillsboro, Ore.; Stanton (Misty) Rowley, Delta; Sonja (Lucas) Zinai, Riverton; Selena (Lance) Thayne, Delta; Jordan Leany, Salem; and Jessica Leany, Salem. She also leaves behind one brother and four sisters. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmo and Wanda Howard.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Salem Stake Center Chapel, 470 Salem Canal Road, Salem, Utah. Family and friends may visit on Wednesdayevening, Sept. 14, from 6-8 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 187 S. Main Street, Spanish Fork, Utah, and on Thursday morning at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Salem City Cemetery.
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Stewart Allen Shields, know and loved by all as, “STU”. He passed away peacefully in home, located in Fillmore, UT on Thursday, September 8, 2016, at the age of 63.
STU was born May 21, 1953 in Delta, UT where he grew up and graduated from Delta High School.
He was known for his value of great work ethics and worked hard since he was just a young boy. As a young man he worked in carpentry which eventually took him to Lake Havasu, AZ, where he met and married the love of his life, KATIE MARIE MCKINNEY.
After moving to Fillmore, Utah, STU worked at Pictsweet Mushroom Farm, now known as Mountain View Mushrooms, where he was the Maintenance Supervisor. During his off hours, he worked side-by-side with his good friend Steve during the fundamental years of R.C.F. Inc. He also kept busy during his retirement and enjoyed working part-time for Holt Waste.
STU loved fishing, hunting, and going on rides up the canyon and into the mountains; leaving both family and friends with countless memories of “Good-Times” spent together!
He was known by his “BIG RED” ‘76 lifted FORD truck! Recognized by his sock-hat (beanie), pipe, coveralls, his infamous bread and of course in most recent years the “moon boots” which he always left one pant leg untucked! Loved for his dry humor and uncanny wit! Remembered as the “ARIZONA REDNECK”!
STU was, what some most would claim, a self-made Chef! He and Katie spent endless hours experimenting and improving ANY dish with their own “personal touch”! Infact! The extensive time he spent in the HOT sun over his smoker/BBQ proved him a Master of this trade!
He loved his family! Adored his grandkids! Cherished his friends! STU was available “ON THE SPOT” to those most important in his life.
He leaves behind his beloved wife of nearly 43 years, Katie Shields of Fillmore, UT; his 2 devoted sons, David Shields (Debbie) of Washington, UT and Justin Shields (Billye) of Fillmore, UT; his only daughter, Trista Shields-Roberts (Jeremy) of Centerfield, UT; his 3 sisters, Suzanne Shields of Lake Havasu, AZ, Sherrie (John) Ashman of Fillmore, UT and Lydia Foster also from Lake Havasu, AZ.
He will be deeply missed by his seven grandkids, Justina, Ashley, Tallia, Jasmine, Trinity, Patience and Madisyn; as well as, 8 great-grandchildren.
STU will also be fondly remembered by many other loving family members and beloved friends.
STU is preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Patricia Shields; his brother, Wallace “Wally” Shields; his brother-in-law, Loren Foster; and his nephew Shawn Robison.
In lieu of flowers, donations cans be made in STU’S name to: American Diabetes Association. Having a granddaughter diagnosed with diabetes he was studious on all issues relating to the disease.
The online “Memorial Donation Form” can be found at: donations.diabetes.org. Or call directly to: 1 (800) 342-2383.
To all who assisted and helped, in any way, during this time of great loss... STU’s family would like to express their gratitude and extend a very deep heart-felt “Thank You”!
Family Services will be private.
Arrangements were handled by Olpin Stevens Funeral Home of Fillmore, UT. Online condolences & Tributes can be offered at: www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com.
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Carl Alton Winfield, age 80, passed away peacefully Sunday Morning September 4th 2016 at Bear River Care Center in Tremonton Utah. He was born 7/15/1936, the first child of three children of Franklin Edward Winfield and Mattie Ruth Gage in Dickens, Texas.
Carl shined in school and sports as a youth. He received Honors for grades and Lettered in Basketball, Baseball and Track receiving awards for his excellence. He graduated from Delta High School in 1954.
Carl attended College of Southern Utah; Graduated from the Utah Police Academy and served as a Police Officer for Delta City. He went on to work as a Journeyman Industrial Mechanic consulting for Magna Copper to Westinghouse Electric in San Manuel Arizona and later went on to be involved with Research & Development as a Vibration Analysis & Dynamic Balancing in his favorite and most proud achievement of working at Rockwell International in California, balancing the three main engines of NANA’s Space Shuttles. Carl received many suggestion awards from Rockwell International for his insight and ideas to further the program. He loved computers, machines and was fascinated with technology.
Carl was diagnosed with MS at the early age of 39 and had many trials the last several years of his life including the loss of his legs; however you would never know it talking to him. He has always stayed happy no matter his circumstance and was nice to all he came in contact with. Everyone knew him loved his sense of humor, kind smile and his great southern Texas accent.
Carl was preceded in death by his Parents Frank and Ruth Winfield and his Wife Christina Owen Winfield. He was survived by his two sisters: Dana Sharon (Jack) Kessler and Jean Lajuan (Lynn) Gordon and by his Children: Lisa (Robert) Richardson, Carl Scott (Suzanne) Thomas, Kathy Joan Call aka Bunny, Debra Kay (Derek) Morgan, Bryce Brunner, Terry Fridrizie, Crystal (Larry) Talbot, Debbie (John) Hennessey, Teresa L. Jordan, Carl A Winfield Jr. and Ruth L. (Roger) Jeffery, along with many Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, Friends and Caregivers who will miss him deeply.
Services will be held on September 17th at 11:00 am at the Delta 1st Ward 200 N. 200 W. Delta Utah.
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David Lee Jorgenson, age 59, passed away Monday, September 5, 2016 in Delta, Utah. He was born on October 14, 1956 in Lehi, Utah, the forth of six children of Eric Verlin and Delma Jean Austin Jorgenson. He grew up in Lehi and became interested in participating in Rodeos. During his time at Lehi High School, he participated in rodeo bareback riding, and in wresting. Lee married Jolene C Sheldon on October 12, 1979 in Deseret, Utah. They moved to Hinckley, Utah where Lee worked as a ranch hand. He loved working with animals, especially the challenge of breaking horses. He and Jolene raise three children: Chris, Brandon, and Casey. He was an amazing Dad. He always supported and cheered on his kids in whatever activities they participated in.
He is survived by his wife: Jolene; sons: Chris (Kodi) Jorgenson; Brandon Jorgenson; daughter: Casey (Marty) Murry; mother: Delma Jorgenson. He was preceded in death by his father: Eric Jorgenson.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, September 10, at 11:00 a.m., at the Ibapah Cemetery, Old Lincoln Hwy, Ibapah, Utah. Viewings will be held on Friday evening, 7:00-8:00 p.m., at the Nickle Mortuary, 190 S. Center; and Saturday, at the Ibapah LDS Church, 9:30-10:40 a.m., before traveling to the cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.nicklemortuary.com
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Joe Ben Trujillo, age 81, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016 in Delta, Utah. He was born on April 15, 1935 in Taos, New Mexico, the first born child of Abnecio and Cora Olonia Trujillo. He grew up in Taos with his 5 brothers: Gilbert, Manuel, Lee, Samuel and Frank; and sister: Corrine. At 16, Joe’s family moved to Los Angeles, CA, where he graduated from Lincoln High School. Joe went to work in the "Lucky" grocery store. In 1958, he was drafted into the US Army. He served in Germany. He fondly recalled that Elvis Presley was serving there at the same time. He returned home from his honorable service in 1960, at when back to work at the "Lucky" as the Deli manager.
Joe married Esperanza Gonzalez Linares on October 30, 1969, in Los Angeles, California. They made their home in Los Angeles until he retired from Lucky grocery store in 1979. Joe moved to Delta in 1979 to assist his family in their catering truck business, during the construction of I.P.P.
Joe was a dedicated member of the Catholic Church, and served many years in the St. John Bosco Church congregation in Delta. Joe loved fishing, hunting, farming, and riding horses. He helped with organizing the rodeos in Hinckley, Nephi, and Delta; and volunteered many hours assisting during the Millard County Fair. He had a very friendly attitude and was always their to help anyone.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years: Esperanza; 5 siblings; niece: Ruth Trujillo; nephews: Christopher Trujillo and Steven Cook; sister-in-law: Teresa Trujillo. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother: Samuel Trujillo.
Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, September 8, at 11:30 a.m., at the St. John Bosco Catholic Church, 96 S. Center St, Delta. A viewing will be held Thursday at the Nickle Mortuary, 190 S. Center, 10:00-11:10 a.m., before traveling to the church. Burial will be held on Saturday, September 10, in the Las Cruses Cemetery, Taos, New Mexico. Online condolences may be left at www.nicklemortuary.com.
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Gordon Lynn Beckstrand
November 21, 1928 ~ August 29, 2016
Our gentle, kind, faith-filled father, grandfather, and friend Gordon Lynn Beckstrand passed away peacefully at his home on August 29, 2016. Gordon was born on November 21, 1928 to Eva Lovell and John Milton Beckstrand in Meadow, Utah, where he spent the first eighteen years of his life. Gordon graduated from Millard High School in 1946, where he played football for the mighty Eagles. He ran track at Branch Agricultural College (now SUU), placing 4th in the 400-meter Junior College National Championships.
Gordon married the love of his life, Norma Spencer, on June 16, 1948 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They were always on the move, going wherever the educational opportunities or jobs took them, touching countless lives wherever they lived, including: Meadow, UT; Castle Dale, UT; Ithaca, NY; Madison, WI; Logan, UT; Richfield, UT; East Lansing, MI; Fort Collins, CO; Washington DC; Mogadishu, Somalia; Cairo, Egypt; Leeds, UT; Alpine, UT; and Lehi, UT.
Gordon received his Bachelor of Science degree from Utah State Agricultural College in 1950 then worked in extension services in Weber, Emery, and Cache counties. He went on to earn his Master’s from Cornell University and PhD from the University of Wisconsin in 1959. After graduation, his career included responsibility for 4H Extension programs in Utah, Michigan, and Colorado. Later in his career, he worked in Washington D.C. for the Federal Extension Service. Gordon completed two overseas assignments in the Federal Extension Service in Mogadishu, Somalia and Cairo, Egypt.
Gordon spent his life serving others. He served as bishop of the Lansing 2nd Ward in East Lansing, Michigan and faithfully held many other callings in the LDS Church. He was an exceptional and faithful home teacher and had a significant influence on all those he visited. Gordon and Norma served four LDS missions together: Co-Directors, St. George Member Locator Center; Guides, St. George Historical Sites; Coordinators, St. George Temple Baptistry; Missionaries, St. George Temple Visitors’ Center.
Gordon was a talented musician, paying for much of his education by singing professionally, and accordingly, the Beckstrand home was filled with music. Gordon and Norma frequently sang and performed together with their sons. Each of their sons grew up with a deep love of music.
Gordon had the special ability to show charity from a pure heart. He truly was without guile, and everyone who knew him loved him dearly. His greatest legacy is his devotion to his beloved wife, Norma, and his posterity. Family meant everything to Gordon, and he showed it by the way he lived and loved all of us. He taught and exemplified kindness, charity, and meekness. Gordon’s most precious possession was his testimony of the restored gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. He shared it unapologetically and often.
Gordon is survived by his three brothers: Harold (Nadine), Mervin (Carolyn), and Linford (Mary Louise); his three sons, David (Joy) of Lehi, Utah, Scott (Carrie) of Overton, Nevada, and Gary (Jennifer) of Centerville, Utah. He has 23grandchildren and 37great-grandchildren with 2 on the way. He was preceded in death by his wife Norma Spencer Beckstrand, his brother Joseph Beckstrand, and his granddaughters Laura Beckstrand and Mikheala Beckstrand.
The family would like to thank those who cared for Gordon, particularly David and Joy Beckstrand, who sacrificed countless hours for his comfort, and Mary Smith, his hospice nurse and friend.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 10:00 am at the Pheasant Point 7th LDS Ward Chapel, 3065 North 1300 West, Lehi, Utah. Family and friends may call on Friday, September 9, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah and again on Saturday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 am at the church prior to services. A graveside service will also be held on Saturday, September 10 at 4:00 p.m. at the cemetery in Meadow, Utah. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.warenski.com
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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