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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.

 

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

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

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

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

Devee Louise Brunson

Nov. 16, 1987 ~ Oct. 12, 2016 

Our Sweet Angel Sister and Aunt, Devee Louise Brunson passed away on October 12, 2016 at Washington Terrace Health and Rehabilitation in Washington Terrace, UT. She was born November 16, 1987 in Salt Lake City, UT. At the age of 3 months she joined the family of Dale Filshaw and Frances Myrle Seyersdahl Brunson. She married Robert in July of 2010 in Oakley, UT and to this union they were blessed with a son Wyatt (Ryker) Dale Brunson. They later divorced. Following their divorce and due to her disease she gave Wyatt up for adoption to a very loving family.

Devee grew up in Fillmore, UT where she received her elementary education and graduated from Fillmore High School in the Class of 2006. She went on to attend College of Eastern Utah. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was very proud of the fact that she was able to receive her endowment from the Ogden LDS Temple in October of 2014.

She loved horses and riding and going to the Rodeo. She was an exceptional artist and recently learned to crochet and made beanie hats for her nieces and nephews. She always wanted to look her best and loved to wear high heels.

The family take great comfort in knowing that she is now able to run free in beautiful meadows in heaven and is no longer suffering from the disease she had endured. She is survived by her Siblings: Martin Dale Brunson, Brent Delon Brunson, LeDeen Brunson Drage (Mathew), Marion Scott Brunson (Melodie), Collett Brunson Stanley (Darryl), Todd Keith Brunson and a host of Nieces and Nephews and Great Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by her birth Mother Jana Williams and her adopted Parents Dale and Frances Brunson.

The family would like to express appreciation to the Nurses and Staff at Washington Terrace Health and Rehabilitation, Nurse Dawn, cousin Susan and sweet Angel Aunt’s Lola and Susi.

Graveside services will be held in the Fillmore Cemetery Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 1:00p.m. Arrangements entrusted to Provident Funeral Home – Ogden, UT.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.providentfuneralhome.com

Ronald Paul Bean, age 77 of  Fillmore, UT lost his battle with dementia on October 9, 2016.
Ron was born on July 19, 1939 in Mineral Wells, TX, to Hubert R. Bean and Margaret Ann Daniel, both deceased.  He is survived by his wife, Deaun; children, Anita (Richard) Ward, Tricia (Jeff) Sanders, Emily O’Reilly, and sons Greg & Jeff Griffith; grandchildren, 6; and great grandchildren, 7.  Ronnie will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother and son.  He is preceded in death by his parents, brother and son.
Ron was a dynamic, industrious, loving man dedicated to his family and his work. He joined the Navy immediately after graduating high school; it was during his military service that he discovered his passion for adventure and a desire to see the world.  Ron visited every state and countless countries, and saw extraordinary sights that most can only dream about.
Ron loved anything with wheels - bicycles, motorcycles, racecars and ATVs.  He completed a 100-mile bike ride (in Texas in AUGUST!); enjoyed his Harley Davidson; and raced Formula V cars.  While living in Utah, Ron loved riding his ATV in the mountains and served as a trail guide.  Ron had many hobbies - both athletic and artistic.  He was a runner, played tennis and golf, and took many beautiful photographs.
We are comforted knowing that Ron Bean knows who Ron Bean is again.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Fillmore 4th Ward Chapel. Viewing from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. prior to services at the church.  Interment in the Fillmore City Cemetery with military honors. Condolences on line at rasmussenmortuary.com
 
May 8, 1929 ~ October 8, 2016

Agnes Louise Skidmore Nielson, age 87, left her earthly home to return to the loving arms of her savior on October 8, 2016. We find great comfort in knowing that she is free from the pain that has challenged her for many years.

Louise Skidmore Nielson was born on May 8, l929 in Delta, Utah. The second of eleven children born to Evan Justin and Eleanor Lyman Skidmore. She always felt fortunate to have so many brothers and sisters to love, care and sew for. 

Growing up in Sutherland she made life long friends while experiencing the adventures farm life offered. She loved caring for the bummer lambs and swimming in the canal. Louise enjoyed working side by side with her grandfather and uncles in the alfalfa fields riding the derrick horse stacking hay.

Louise graduated from Delta High School and the College of Southern Utah, serving as a student body officer. She later obtained a teaching certificate and graduated from Utah State University with a BA. While home from college on break, she smiled as she tugged a certain young man's coat tail. On August 18, 1950, she became Mrs. Grant S. Nielson in the Manti LDS Temple. They counted their six children as their greatest accomplishment.

They settled in Leamington where she became a vital part of the LDS ward and community. She served in many capacities in the church. Her favorite may have been as a cub scout leader.

Grant and Louise traveled the world and lived on several ranches in the intermountain west, but they always came home to Delta.

Louise's family was always her number one priority. She was a loyal friend, an avid gardener, and a skilled seamstress. Louise taught elementary school in the west Millard area for 20 years. She had a gift of communicating with children and instilling in them a curiosity that led to life long learning. Perhaps her greatest, and most often used talent was the ability to try new things.

She had extraordinary faith in the Savior, Jesus Christ. We thank Heavenly Father for the time we have had with her and the memories we hold dear. She truly left this world a better place.

Louise is survived by a loving husband: Grant S. Nielson; sons: Karl (Kathy), John, Bryan (Kyle), Ron, and David (Lorna); and daughter: Christine (Cliff) Wilson. She enjoyed foster son: Steve Prochko; 20 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents; brothers: Gordon and Scott Skidmore; and sisters: Emoret Boshell and Julie Skeem; and beloved grandson: Jeff Nielson.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 12, at 11:00 am, at the Delta LDS Stake Center Chapel, 125 White Sage Ave. Viewings will be held Tuesday, 7-8 p.m., at the Nickle Mortuary; and Wednesday, 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