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

February 13, 1956 ~ October 8, 2016

Jacquelyn "Jacquie" Hopkins Jensen, age 60, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2016, at her home in Roy, Utah. She was born on February 13, 1956, in Delta, Utah; the youngest of six girls born to Brog and Enid Keele Hopkins. After 5 girls, her father was hoping for a little boy, instead he was blessed with another beautiful girl, who her parents called Jacquelyn; but her father always liked to call her "Jac". She loved kids, and was always a first choice for babysitting in her neighborhood.

She graduated from Delta High School, where she was active in theatre , the school operas, and the Pep Club. She enjoyed music and learned to play piano. She attended BYU, and then married Phil Jensen on November 8, 1975, in the Manti LDS Temple.

They moved to Sutherland and raised four children. They later divorced. Jacquie worked at Service Drug, and later as a Job Coach in the Community Careers program. She also took excellent care of her mother. In 2003, Jacquie moved to Roy and became CNA, caring for many more elderly people. She retired in 2011.

She was an active member of the LDS Church, serving in many callings in the Relief Society and Primary.

Jacquie will be remembered for her service. She was always doing things for others. She was known for being a great cook, and enjoyed baking for her neighbors and friends. She loved working outside in her yard and flower garden. Her greatest joy was her family, especially her grandchildren. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was great at making people laugh.

Mom, we love you and will miss you. You will always be in our hearts.

Jacquelyn is survived by children: Niccole Jensen, Delta; Ryan ( Erica) Jensen, Santa Fe, NM; Kierstin (Jeremy) Petersen, Delta; and Jeff (Rachael) Jensen, Delta; 13 grandchildren; sisters: Naon Strate, Jean Ashton, Sharon Helier, and Debra Jackson. She was preceded in death by a sister: Irene Bowers.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 15, at 11:00 am, at the Sutherland LDS Ward Chapel, 2650 N 3000 W. Viewings will be held Friday, 7-8 p.m., at the Nickle Mortuary; and Saturday, 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

Lloyd Ross Noyes

Aug. 22, 1952 ~ Oct. 8, 2016

Lloyd Ross Noyes passed away peacefully on October 8, 2016 surrounded by his sweetheart, children and grandchildren. He was born on August 22, 1952 in Morgan, UT, the 7th of 13 children born to Verle Mc and Doris Noyes. Lloyd learned the value of hard work while working most of his life on a dairy farm. Later in life he retired from his life of farming to his 40 hour a week job where he was able to meet and touch many peoples lives.

He served faithfully in many different callings in the church. His testimony and love for the gospel was known by all who associated with him. He always took the opportunity to share his love for music. There is nothing that meant more to him than his grandchildren by his side.

He is survived by his eternal companion Connie Lewis Noyes, Fillmore, UT; children, Shantelle Talbot (Justin) of Layton, UT; Travis Noyes (Ann) of Brigham City, UT; LaDawn Stuart (Jed) of Morgan, UT; Tiffany Robison (Bounmy Phommahaxay) , Fillmore, UT; Thomas Noyes (Shelby), Fillmore, UT and a second father to countless others; Papa to 15 beautiful grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Barbara Iverson and Eva Clark and his brother, John Noyes.

Funeral services will be held Saturday October 15, 2016 at 12:00 noon in the Fillmore 4th Ward Chapel (500 S 300 E). Viewings Friday from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. both at the Fillmore 4th Ward. Interment in the Fillmore City Cemetery.

Online condolence at www.rasmussenmortuary.com

May 28, 1944-Oct. 4, 2016

            Stephen of Scipio, UT age 72, passed away October  4, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah from respiratory  failure.  He was born in Salt Lake City and was the first child of William Cottam and Garda Redd Hatch. He married Deanna Frandsen December 31, 1971 later solemnized in the Manti Temple on May 26, 1973.

            He was preceded in death, and now reunited with, his daughter Heidi Hatch, and his parents, William and Garda Hatch and step mother, Ida Verlene Peterson Hatch. Stephen is survived by his loving wife, Deanna Hatch, and his children Shane (Kristen), Casey (Amie), Jason (Stephanie), Haley (Brandon), and Travis (Melissa) and also 16 grandchildren. 

                He graduated from Millard High School, Snow College, and Utah State University.  He was a cattle rancher and farmer.  He cherished his range and horses. For a profession he also was a respected real estate appraiser for 47 years. Stephen dedicated his entire life to serving in countless callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  In his later years, he enjoyed being an ordinance worker in the LDS Manti Temple with his sweetheart. Stephen was Christlike and genuinely loved people.  He was deeply spiritual, a gentle soul, and a great example to all. He also was full of joy, enjoyed lighthearted fun, and was a delight to be around. Stephen often said his greatest accomplishment and blessing in life was his family and his love for them runs eternally. 

            Funeral services will be held Monday, October 10 at 12:00 noon, a viewing will precede at 10:00 – 11:30 A.M.   A viewing service will be held Sunday, October 9 at 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.  Both will be held in the Scipio, UT. LDS Ward Building on 85 West 100 North. Online condolence rasmussenmortuary.com

Roger Clayson Adams

June 4, 1935 ~ September 25, 2016 

Roger Clayson Adams of Fillmore, Ut was born on June 4, 1935 to Neldon and Anne Adams. He passed away peacefully in his sleep September 25, 2016.

Roger is survived by his wife, Suzie, his children, Chris (Theresa), Andrew (Denise), Sarah, Scott (Angie) and Kelli. He is also survived by his sisters, Marlene Whicker and Deaun Bean and his Brother, Paul Adams and his 9 grandkids with one great grandchild on the way.

Roger moved to Fillmore from Springville in 1945. When he entered high school, he started to play the game he loved: Football. He was a key member of the championship teams Millard High School fielded in the 1950’s. He achieved all state status his junior and senior year, and was an All-American tailback his senior year.

Roger married Suzie April 9, 1965 and made Las Vegas their home. They raised 4 kids there and moved back to Fillmore in 1981 where Kelli joined the herd. He spent the rest of his life in Fillmore. Roger enjoyed the outdoors, spending a lot of time in the field hunting and fishing with his sons. He was the best Father and Grandpa any child could ask for. He loved his family dearly and was so proud of his kids and grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Nan Adams Smith.

A viewing will be held at the Fillmore 1st Ward Building from 6-8 Tuesday evening Sept 27. Another viewing will be held from 9:30 to 10:30am on Wednesday Sept 28 and the funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. Online condolence rasmussenmortuary.com

Hunter Scott Cassity

October 19, 1998 ~ September 20, 2016

Hunter Scott Cassity passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20 2016 in Mesquite, Nevada. Hunter was born October 19 1998 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is the son of Scott Mumford Cassity and Heather Parris. He attended Dessert Oasis and Virgin Valley High Schools where he participated in football and wrestling. Hunter enjoyed hiking, working out, boating and many thrilling adventures.

Hunter lived every day to the fullest like the SAVAGE BEAST that he was. He loved spending time with family and friends especially his brother Wyatt. Hunter had the heart of a lion, anyone who knew him knew he was the ultimate caregiver. Hunter is truly a sweet spirit, with the strength and courage that men could only wish for.

Preceded in death by Marla Jean Cassity. Surviving: Father Scott Cassity (Krishelle Cassity), Mother Heather Parris, Sisters Jessica and Tinielle, Brothers Thomas and Wyatt.

Funeral services will be held October 1st at 11 a.m. in the Scipio LDS Chapel. A viewing will be held for friends and family on September 30th from 6-8 p.m. and October 1st from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the LDS chapel in Scipio, Utah. Interment will be in the Scipio Cemetery. Online condolence rasmussenmortuary. com

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May 5, 1922 ~ September 19, 2016

Fern Nelson Baker Leavitt, age 94, lovingly called "Gammy" by her grandchildren, passed away September 19, 2016 from natural causes in Yuma, Arizona where she was being cared for at her daughter, Connie’s assisted living home, Bee Hive Homes.

She was born May 5, 1922 in the city of Cardston, Alberta, Canada to Cyril and Zelma Nelson. When she was 8 years old she moved with her family to Montana for a brief five years. At the age of 13, her family moved to Hinckley, Utah where she lived until her marriage. She met Richard Sanders Baker in Delta at Billy Van’s Dance Hall. They married on September 12, 1942 and raised a family together while owning and operating the farm they bought just south of Delta, Utah. After Richard Sanders Baker passed away in 1986, Fern continued to live where they had raised their family until she met and married Arnold "Lug" Leavitt in September of 1996.After they married, she moved from the farm house to town where she resided until Lug passed on in 2012.

Fern was known for her amazing ability to cook a home cooked meal from memory, play a mean game of rummy with the grandkids, and bowl with the best of them. Her cooking often brought her entire family to Delta for holidays together. She always had a great desire to socialize with friends and family and know what was happening. She loved time with her local friends, getting updates on her grandkids and seeing them play and participate in their extra-curricular activities from sports to dancing to racing various motorized vehicles.

She is survived by her three children: Connie Baker (Gary, deceased) Morris; Ronald (Margaret, deceased) Baker; Jean "Jeanne" Kendall Baker (Steven) Habel; 11 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren; sister: Phyllis (Boyd) Mink. She was preceded in death by husbands: Richard Sanders Baker and Arnold Leavitt; granddaughter: Andrea Habel Greenberg; grandsons: Alec Habel, Garrick Habel, and Elliot Gillen.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at 11:30 a.m., at the Delta LDS Stake Center, 125 White Sage Ave. Viewing will be held Saturday, 10:00-11:10 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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Lewis Knox Huntsman

Aug. 13, 1935 ~ Sept. 12, 2016

 After a long, hard fought battle with colon and lung cancer our hero Lewis Knox Huntsman passed away on September 12, 2016 at home with his loving family at his bedside. Knox was the youngest of four sons born to George R. and Chlora “Toots” Lewis Huntsman on August 13, 1935 in Fillmore, Utah.

His father, George was the first commanding officer of the 222nd Field artillery company in Fillmore which was federalized to active duty service prior to WWII. Knox turned into an army brat at the age of six. The family spent time in several areas of California and Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. Chlora and the boys moved back to Salt Lake City while George served on Kodiak, Alaska and in Occupied Japan. Knox graduated from Granite High School in 1953. He had joined the Utah National Guard at 17 and as soon as he graduated high school he went into the U.S. Army. He served 2 years with the 82nd Airborne Division in the 504 Airborne Infantry Regiment. He entered the University of Utah in 1955.

He married the love of his life, Josephine “Judy” Sylvia Fellows on May 30, 1956. Together they had three wonderful children, Sylvia Lynn, Cynthia Lee, and Kendell Timothy. He graduated from the U in 1959 with a BSME. He earned his Professional Engineering licence in several states and also his P.E. license in Nuclear Engineering. He also attended Officers Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia in the summer of 1956 and Officers Basic Engineering Course at Fort Belvoir Virginia in the summer of 1957. While continuing his service with the Utah National Guard he volunteered and was the first jump qualified soldier in the 19th Special Forces Airborne in March 1959 when Major General Maxwell E. Rich brought the 19th to Utah.

His work career consisted of working with Hercules Powder as a test conductor responsible for firing several 3rd Stage Minuteman Missiles; Instrument Engineer on Project Pluto (1,000 Megawatt nuclear ramjet engine) with Lawrence Radiation Laboratory at the Nevada Test Site; Participated in the testing of atomic weapons with L.RL at the N.T.S. instrument Eng. With Aerojet General and Westinghouse Electric at the N.T.S. testing the NERVA 1,100 M.W. nuclear engine powered by liquied hydrogen for interplanetary space travel. Holmes and Narver project engineer installing special instrumentation in support of the firing of a one megaton nuclear weapon on Amchitka, Alaska. After the great experience of working with the state-of-the-art research and development, Knox turned his interests to commercial power reactions. These nuclear projects took him and his family all around the U.S., South Korea, Japan, and Mexico.

After retiring, Knox, Judy and son Tim moved back to Knox’s home town of Fillmore, having left one daughter in Virginia and the other daughter in Idaho. Knox & Judy became active in many community affairs; especially Post 61 of the American Legion. Knox was very patriotic and felt honored to have served “God & Country.” Knox was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Puson, Korea; 32° A & A Scottish Rite; Heroes of ’76; National Sojourners, Inc, chapter 114; Special Forces Asso. Chapter 70. He was an avid golfer and played every chance he got. The amputation of his left leg at mid-thigh didn’t stop him one bit. Even though he had many trials in his life, he never lost his sense of humor. He loved his family with all his heart and was so very proud of them.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers: Ross, Dwight & Byron; and his daughter Cynthia. Survived by his loving wife Judy; daughter Sylvia Tucker; son & daughter-in-law Tim & Jenni Huntsman; grandchildren: Dr. Virginia Tucker Ph. D, Valorie Tucker, Cody, Aiden & Elsa Huntsman; great-grandsons Ethan & Noah Steffen. We want to thank our family and friends for their prayers and loving support. Thank you to Dr. Weis and all the nurses at the V.A.; Dr. Lloyd & Sonya at the Huntsman Radiology Clinic, the staff at Hanger Prosthetics and a special thank you to Dr. Brown and Hospice Nurses Debra, Judy, & Alexis.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Olpin Stevens Funeral Home, Fillmore, UT. There will be a visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, September 16, 2016 at prior to the funeral from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM both at the Olpin Stevens Funeral Home.

Interment will be in the Fillmore City Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by The American Legion Post 61 & Utah National Guard Honor Guard. Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com.

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.