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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.

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Mark Elbert Tomkinson

August 17, 1954 ~ August 10, 2016 

Mark Elbert Tomkinson, beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew and friend was born August 17,1954 and left his mortal journey at age 61 on August 10, 2016 after battling with several health issues including cancer.

He was born to Howard Elbert and GayLa Swallow Tomkinson in Fillmore Utah and as a teenager moved to Salt Lake City. He attended South High School. He also lived in Tooele and Delta and for the past 20+ years has called Sacramento California his home. He has 45 nephews and nieces, 68 great nieces and nephews with 2 more on the way plus one great great niece. He is fondly remembered for his happy smile framed by his mustache, his chuckling laugh and his ability to put a smile on people's faces.

He loved to serve his friends and neighbors. He loved family reunions. Missionaries loved to be invited to his home to eat. One of his most proud accomplishments was his 18 year award from the CA/NA for being sober and clean from drugs and alcohol. He will receive the 19th year award on his birthday postmortem. This was a trial he faced in his early years but later became a blessing as he reached out as a mentor and facilitator to others who were struggling with addictions and trying to put their lives back on track. After graduating from Salt Lake Community College he worked for several years at Hewlett Packer as a technician and programmer. Most recently he was employed by NEC as a webmaster. He had an amazing knowledge of technology and all things computer. He was surrounded by the latest gizmos and gadgets.

He said farewell to his family DawnEtta and (Phil) Andrus, Ann and (Tom) Stephenson, Barbara and (Jeff) Powell and Doug and (Karen) Tomkinson and his two faithful Beagles...and is having a wonderful reunion with daddy and mama and the grandparents: Melville and Nona Tomkinson and Frank and LaPreal Swallow. Special thanks to all his siblings for making his last wish become a reality. He wanted to go home to Salt Lake City and see all the family and then go Home! Much love to Uncle Roy and Aunt Gloria Tomkinson and cousin Maria Reidhead for their loving kindness and helpful ways.

The funeral will be held on August 20, 2016 at the Fillmore 4th Ward at 11:00. A viewing will be held prior to the services 9:30 to 10:30. Interment will be in the Fillmore City Cemetery.

Lisa Marie Freemand Jackson

August 9, 1965 ~ August 10, 2016 

Lisa Marie Freeman Jackson peacefully passed away the night of August 10, 2016 after a fierce fight with Pancreatic cancer for the last 2 years.

Lisa was born to her parents Karl Kent Freeman and Kathleen Cropper on August 9, 1965 in Redding, California. She moved around a lot in her childhood and in so doing she touched so many lives all over the country and after her Italy trip, all over the world. She had the ability to meet strangers and leave an imprint on them forever.

Lisa loved music and could sing and play the piano. She danced whenever she could and passed on her love for music to her family. Her true passion was her family. She lived for them and died surrounded by them. She is survived by her husband of 30 years Brenan Jackson of Kanab, Utah. Her Children are Ashley Jones (Mavin), Tylan Jackson (Breanna), Braden Jackson (Cheyenne), Austin Jackson (Braylie), and Channing Jackson. She adored being a grandma and has 6 grandkids: Jackson Jones, Brockton Jones, Declan Jones, Magdelyn Jones, Trasen Jackson, and Tyree Jackson. They will always be her little loves.

Lisa was a perfect example of Christ-like love and lived her testimony of the gospel and family every second of every day. She had perfect faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and the Plan of Salvation. She knew in her heart that she will be reunited with her family forever. She filled every day with teaching, counseling, living, loving and service. She will be greatly missed, but her legacy will live on. 

 Funeral services were held Monday, August 15, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at the Kanab Utah Stake Center, 20 West Center Street, Kanab. Viewings will be held Sunday August 14, 2016 from 6-8 pm and Monday August 15, 2016 from 9:30 - 11:30 am at the Stake Center. Interment will be in Kanab Cemetery. Arrangements made by Mosdell Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Lisa to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.

Gary E. Hudson

September 14, 1936 - August 13, 2016 

Gary E Hudson, age 79, died on August 13, 2016 at his home in the arms of his sweetheart.

Gary was born on September 14, 1936 in Eureka, Utah. He often told us that on the night he was born, threewise miners came baring gifts. He led a life full of adventure and had a story for every single one.

One of the things of which he was most proud, was his service to his country, spending four years in the Air Force from 1955-1958. He married his sweetheart, Monique, in February 1983, and for the past 18 years have made their home in Scipio, Utah where they run an antique store. Gary was the most selfless, kind, and generous person you will ever meet. He had a quick wit and could always get a smile out of those around him. He loved everyone unconditionally with his whole heart and got that in return.

Gary was a skilled craftsman that could fix or build anything. He was generous with his time and talents and spent countless hours helping others, never asking anything in return. He also served as a devoted mentor and friend, always teaching those around him.

Gary is survived by his wife, Monique; children, Lori, Shaun, Kim, Kory (Natalie), Todd (Mandy), Kevin, and James; 14 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and his sister Sandra. Preceded in death by his mother Lydia, and Father Allen; brothers Don and Joe.

A celebration of his life will be held Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Scipio Ward building at 12:00 noon. Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome. com.

The family wishes to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the doctors, nurses, and staff with the Fillmore Hospice for their loving care of Gary and Monique and for the outpouring of love from family and friends.

Kathie Gardner Cluff, Wife, Mother, Sister, Grandmother Aunt, and friend, passed away on August 13, 2016.

 

Kathie was Born December 16, 1958 and was 57 years old. She was the daughter of Norma Barton and Ben Gardner and grandchild of West and Wilma Barton.

Kathie married her sweetheart and honey on March 23, 1990, Brent Cluff. Together she and Brent had 5 children from previous marriages whom they both loved as their own.

Together she and Brent lived in the Uintah Basin for over 20 years and just recently returned to Fillmore to retire.

 

She is survived by her husband Brent, and children Jennifer (Cody) Smith, James Cluff, Shaun (Miranda) Brunson, Jamie Brunson and her fiancée Eddie Carter, and Wayne (Ashley) Sparrow. 

Kathie had 16 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Her grandchildren were the joy of her life and she treasured every moment with them. Kathie is also survived by her beloved Chihuahua Pedro who never left her side.

 

Kathie was a very spiritual person who truly loved her church and Savior. Even through her struggles her faith was strong as was her desire to raise her family in a Christ centered home.

Kathie loved the mountains, camping and fishing. Kathie had a passion for cooking and was a terrific cook and no one could cook Mexican food better than her. She wrote a cookbook that will be treasured by her family for generations. Kathie was deeply loved by her family and friends and will be missed greatly by all.

 

Funeral services will be held on August 17, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Fillmore 1st and 4th Ward LDS church with a viewing from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to services. Online condolence rasmussenmortuary.com

August 11, 1939 ~ August 10, 2016

Duane Brent Jacobs, age 76, lived life and hated to leave us on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 in Delta, Utah. He was born August 11, 1939 to O’Dell and Helen Roberts Jacobs in Lehi, Utah. Married Irene Gull; they later divorced. Married Linda J. Antell and has resided in Hinckley, Utah since his retirement in March 2001. He loved the area, and enjoyed the peace and tranquility of raising animals and riding on his tractor.

Brent graduated from Lehi High School. He moved to California where he worked for Grinnell Co. Later returned to Utah, employed as an industrial salesman at Mountain States Supply from 1971 until his retirement.

He is survived by his wife: Linda; son: Justin (Anika) Jacobs; daughters: Wendy (Dan) Raines; El Donna (James) Jacobs; Cindy (Keith) Larsen; Christine (John) McGilvary; Shaelyn McEwan; step-son: Kelly R. (Brenda) Thompson; step-daughters: Corry L. (Kurt) Sparenberg; Tracy J (Kent) Walker; brothers: Brian (Pat); Kim (Jacquie); Michael and Creig; sisters: Shauna Wagner and Rosemary. Preceded in death by brother: Robert Jacobs (Mary).

Special thanks to Dr. Shamo and Dr. Smith, and Brent's many neighbors for their kindness and helping hands. A sincere thank you to Ray Searle for his selfless, compassionate and endless caring.

All who knew "Jake" loved him. He was best friends with his wife, Linda. His many friends will sorely miss this fun loving man, his stories of Hooter Jones and his claim of being "Sheriff of Tupelo, Mississippi"!

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 13, at 2:00 p.m., at the Nickle Mortuary Chapel, 190 S. Center, Delta. A viewing will be held Saturday, 12:30-1:40 p.m., prior to the service. Burial will be in the Hinckley Cemetery. The family requests no flowers.

Online condolences may be left at www.nicklemortuary.com.

Marguerite Madsen Jackson

1936-2016

It was Friday night August 5, 2016, that she left me. It could have been her advancing Alzheimer’s Disease, but it matters not. She was gone – got away. Half way from her beloved Fairview to the hospital, her last breath on this God’s green earth escaped her lips and drifted into the cool new mown alfalfa hay air of Sanpete Valley. Emergency room efforts to fetch her back from a joyful reunion with Father in Heaven, Savior Jesus Christ, earthly parents, Russel Q. and Leonora Veloy Christensen Madsen, baby sister Marilyn, sister Janet (William) Spence, and stillborn angel, Marilyn, failed.

The atonement of her savior, Jesus Christ and her perfect and gracious life brought her full circle in the Plan of Salvation. She was blessed to be born in the 1891 pioneer home built by grandfather, Mads Madsen, Jr. May 9, 1936. She was a coal miners daughter. She is now setting up eternal housekeeping for me, her husband, Charles B. Jackson, three additional children, Dr. Charles B. Jackson, Jr. (Kathe), Cynthia (Rick) Walz, and Julia (Steve) Wyman, 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two more enroute from Heaven. Maggie graduated from Provo High School class of 1954 and with some exceptional classmates, still hangs onto the fabulous high school club, Les Femmes. She attended BYU for a year where she was picked up by me and whisked to a Manti, Utah temple, now 60 years of marriage on December 22, 1955. She followed me to the ends of the earth, circling the globe and playing – from northern Canada to Chile, all the while directing my efforts of Air Force games and business stuff. She was my guiding light, always there, directing me down the right path and always played the part of a perfect helpmate. Far superior in abilities to know God, guide family and lead me, she placed us first in all aspect of living in this sphere of testing. She really sought no other life. In all of these years, she propped me up and kept me going. My faults were my own, but any successes were because of her.

Maggies’ life will be celebrated on Friday, August 12, 2016 at the LDS Chapel - Fairview First Ward on Fairview Main Street at 1:00 p.m. Viewings will be there at 11:30 a.m. and the night before at Rasmussen Mortuary 96 North, 100 West, Mt. Pleasant, Utah from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Her earthly resting place will be the Fairview Cemetery overlooking the green valley and mountains filled with some of the most beautiful and precious of God’s children on earth.

Spencer Neil Bennett

Nov. 19, 1985 ~ Aug. 6, 2016 

Passed from this earthly life to meet his loving Savior and Grandpa Jess, Grandpa & Grandma Monroe. Spencer is survived by his sweetheart Kylee Bickerton Bennett, and daughter (Princess) Ireland. Parents Melvin Jess and Jerris Bennett of Holden UT. Siblings Chelsea (Travis) Begay of Orem UT, Jamie (Brandan) Beerli of Springville UT, Shelley (Brian) Masteller of San Antonio TX, Adam (Julie) Bennett of Provo UT, Katie (Sandy Alan) Rollins of Cedar City UT, and Britney (Trevor) Morrison of Spring TX. Grandma Estell Bennett of Holden UT. 13 Nieces & Nephews, Aunts and Uncles.

He was a lover of the, fishing, golfing, tennis, swimming and just being with his family and friends camping and telling stories around the campfire. Music was a part of his life, he enjoyed playing guitar and composing music.

Spencer served an honorable fulltime mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints in the Wisconsin Milwaukee Mission where he served as a zone leader.

Funeral service will be held Saturday August 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Holden LDS Chapel. Viewings will be held Friday August 12, 2016 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. prior to services both at the church. Interment in the Holden Town Cemetery. Online condolence rasmussenmortuary.com

Jay Elijah Cooper, loving and tender hearted brother and uncle, passed from this life August 1, 2016, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Jay was born October 5, 1930, in Meadow, Utah, to Sherman and Grace Bushnell Cooper. Jay lived his early years in Millard County surrounded by his many Bushnell and Dearden relatives. He graduated from Dixie High School, Dixie College and BYU.

As a young man, he worked at the National Parks and spoke fondly of his time there. He served in the Air Force and especially enjoyed being stationed in England where he witnessed the coronation of Queen Elizabeth. He resided in the Sugarhouse area for 30 years. Jay spent his life loving his family. He adored his nieces and nephews and would often spend his time and resources treating them to a shopping spree or his homemade treats. He was a caring and attentive brother and a self proclaimed “mama’s boy”. He was a wonderful, compassionate caregiver to his sister Zola and brother-in-law Joe for many years and in their final days. Their family will be forever grateful.

Jay was an amazing candy maker and cook. Thanksgiving dinner is not the same without his excellent gravy, and Christmas is not the same without his homemade black licorice. In his later years, Jay lived at Golden Living Center in Taylorsville and most recently at the William Christoffersen Salt Lake City Veteran’s Home. His family would like to thank the staff and the LDS Branch at the Veteran’s Home that cared for Jay in any way. Jay is a member of the LDS Church.

Jay is survived by his sister Kathryn Cooper Hunt of St. George, six nephews, seven nieces and many great nieces and nephews that love him dearly. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Grant Sherman Cooper and Romney Bushnell Cooper, sister Zola Elizabeth Cooper Barker and niece Elizabeth Barker. Graveside services will be held Saturday, August 6, 2016, at 12:00 in the Meadow, Utah Cemetery under the direction of Larkin Mortuary. We love you Uncle Jay!

In loving memory of our sweet Mom, Great Grandma, Sister and friend, age 84, who passed from this life after a hard fought battle with multiple health ailments that were too difficult to conquer.

Edna was born on November 7, 1931 to Alma and Mae Grace Weed in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was one of eight children. Edna was a member of the LDS church where she enjoyed years of friendships.

On February, 25, 1950 she married her true sweetheart, Orton E. Payne and together they raised four children in the Bennion/Taylorsville area. He died in 2003 and was sorely missed by her every day. Edna enjoyed her “Sunday” drives, fishing at none other than Strawberry Reservoir, gardening, backyard barbeques, and of course the occasional Wendover run. She always enjoyed pranks and jokes whether she was just observing or the one doing them. She had a lot of quick wit that was enjoyed by many even up to the end.

Enda is survived by one son Gary Payne (Lynnette) and two daughters Debra Brandol (Edward) and Danette Schrock (Colin). She had 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild on the way. Edna was preceded in death by many, but her beloved husband and son Scott were there to take her hands from ours to theirs. At her request, there will be a graveside service on Wednesday, August 3rd at 1:00 PM at Memorial Estates located at 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah.

Our family would like to thank the many people who helped our Mom through this difficult time; there are too many to mention, but special recognition needs to be given to her daughter Danette and the care and comfort she gave. Thought and condolences, flowers may be sent to Redwood Memorial. www.serenityfhs.com