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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
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Lorna Berline McIntyre
October 25, 1923 ~ August 26, 2016
Lorna Fay Berlin McIntyre, age 92, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016, in Delta, Utah. She was born October 25, 1923, in Huntsville, Utah, to David Andrew and Agnes Allen Berlin. She was one of 12 children, of whom only 5 survived to adulthood. She had many happy memories of her lovely alpine home of Huntsville. She graduated from Weber High, where she enjoyed participating in musicals and theater, and had many wonderful friends.
During WWII, Lorna worked at Hill Air Force Base where she met and married Lt. William T. Wichmann in January of 1945. They moved to his home in New Jersey, where they had two daughters: Marianne and Betty Ann. They loved living near the beach and near New York City. She worked as a secretary for a time at the brand new Monmouth County Racetrack, and also modeled clothing for a dress shop owned by a friend. Lorna also took loving care of her ailing in-laws until they passed away.
After several years, the marriage ended and Lorna moved back to Utah with her two young daughters. In 1956, they paid a visit to her sister and brother inlaw, Klee and Rich Finlinson, who lived in Leamington; and it was then that she met local rancher, William “Bill” McIntyre. They soon married on June 12, 1957 in Las Vegas, and lived at the McIntyre Ranch. They later had a daughter, Catherine. Lorna loved living at the ranch and raising her daughters there.
Her husband, Bill, passed away in 1967, and Lorna went to work in Delta as a legal secretary for the Millard County Attorney, Eldon Eliason. After ten years, she was offered a job as the secretary for Jack Valiquette, the plant manager at Brush Wellman. She loved her job and worked there until she retired. She was successful and highly respected in these positions and developed life long friendships with many of her colleagues and with those whom she came in contact. Lorna moved from the Ranch after 20 years and built her own home in Leamington, where she lived for over 35 years.
Lorna had a beautiful singing voice, possessed a love of art and music and was a very talented seamstress. She was always active in many community and LDS church activities and charitable endeavors. She touched the lives of everyone who knew her, but also those of complete strangers through her many sewing projects which were donated to charities around the world. She had a kind, generous, fun-loving spirit, and a special place in her heart for her grandchildren and great grandchildren, who affectionately called her “Grandma Mac”.
Lorna is survived by her three daughters: Marianne Wichmann (Richard “Bud”) Bailey, Olympia, WA; Betty Ann Wichmann (Brook) Pace, Leamington; Catherine McIntyre (Larry Smiltneek), Salt Lake City; grandchildren: Jade McIntyre Finlinson, Kelly Pace (Gary) Knudsen, Erin Pace (Jon) Winters, Kara Pace (Lance) Andersen, Marcus (Maria) Pace; great-grandchildren: Boston and Preston Knudsen; Rylee, Taylor, and Keely Winters; Tanna, Isaac and Sam Anderson; and Braxtyn and Stella Maria Pace.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 1, at 11:00 am, at the Leamington LDS Chapel, 90 South Center. Viewings will be held at the Leamington LDS Church on Wednesday evening, 7 - 8 p.m; and Thursday morning, 9:30-10:40 am, prior to the service. Burial will be in the Leamington Cemetery.
Special thanks to the staff of Millard County Care Center for the tender care they gave our Mom. Condolences may be left at www.nicklemortuary.com
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Madalyn Monsen Bennett
05/06/1956 ~ 08/24/2016
Madalyn Monsen Bennett, age 60 passed away from this mortal life to return to her Heavenly Father on August 24, 2016 at the Fillmore Community Hospital with her devoted husband close by her side.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and has fought valiantly for the past 8 years. She is a beloved wife, daughter, sister, grandmother, friend and school librarian.
Madalyn was born in American Fork, Utah on May 6, 1956 to loving parents, Lewis Farrell and Janet Johnson Monsen. Madalyn was the second child out of seven children. Growing up in Magna she had many friends who loved to dance. She loved growing up in Holden and working on the farm with her dad. She loved when she tipped the tractor full of hay and her brothers and dada had to reload it.
Madalyn continued her education at Brigham Young University and later transferred up to Ricks College where she loved dancing on their Ballroom Dance Team. She started dating Rick Bennett while attending Ricks College. They quickly fell in love and were married on June 18, 1976 in the Manti LDS Temple.
Madalyn and Rick were blessed with four daughters and three sons who kept their home busy with laughter, noise and fun. Her door was always open to friends and neighbors and anyone who enjoyed playing the piano. Her love of music kept her busy as she played the organ in the Holden Ward for seven years. The music did not stop there, she always played the music in ward choirs and the stake music festival.
Her passion for children led her to work at the Fillmore Middle School where she has been for the last 19 years. Her last four years of working there she became the school librarian. She grew to love the job because she loved working with the children. She found so much joy in going to work each day. The children brought smiles to her face and excitement to her life.
Madalyn is survived by her husband Rick Bennett; children, Kristi (Richard) Law; Josh (Amy) Bennett; Bonnie (Kevin) Callister; Holly (Matt) Marshall; Lisa (Craig) Oswald; Kelly Bennett and Scott Bennett; 19 grandchildren; brothers, Bryce (Sharlene) Monsen and Gary (Maylene) Monsen. Preceded in death by her father, Lewis Monsen; siblings, Michael Lewis Monsen, Julie Monsen, Robert Ferrell Monsen M.D., Lewis John Monsen. She lived a life filled with service and compassion. She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by all that knew her.
Funeral services were held Saturday August 27, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the Holden LDS Chapel (100 N 110 E).
Interment was in the Holden Town Cemetery.
Online condolence at www.rasmussenmortuary. com
- Written by Dean Draper
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January 31, 1957 – August 29, 2016
Julie Ann Dalling Draper, age 59, passed away Monday, August 29, at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo. Julie won the race of life, but lost the contest of mortality to a rare form of breast cancer. She outlived her original prognosis by about two years.
The daughter of Shirley Orme and Marshall Paul Dalling, Julie was born on January 31, 1957, in Idaho Falls, ID. She was the second daughter and third child in the Dalling family. Her father was engaged in the food industry causing the family to move about in Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Julie graduated from Kamiakin High School in Kennewick Washington.
Julie attended Brigham Young University where she received an Associates Degree. She majored in Education but was not able to complete her Bachelor’s program. While at BYU she met and married Dean William Draper. They were wed on July 1, 1978 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Julie and Dean were blessed with four sons and two daughters. The family lived in Provo, UT; Reno, NV; and Hinckley, UT.
While in Reno, Julie volunteered to teach an art program at the local elementary school. She also served as a docent at the Art Museum. She had a great love for classic art. She later served as a docent at the Great Basin Museum in Delta.
Wherever she went, Julie befriended all who came in contact with her. She was always cheerful and friendly. Her friends were dear to her as was her family.
Julie served as a in the Primary, Sunday School and Relief Society organizations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout her adult life. Her faith and devotion to her God and Savior was firm and fervent. She taught her children the Gospel and brought them up in the way they should go.
Julie absolutely loved holidays. She was active in the Republican Women of Reno and Eagle Forum. She took great interest in local and national politics. One of her favorite activities was “stuffing” the Chronicle Progress and socializing with the staff.
Julie is survived by her husband, Dean Draper, children: Seth Carl, Amy Vee, Hugh Thomas, Clark Zemira, Carson Marshall, and Mary Ellen. Julie saw Mary graduate from high school, but did not live long enough to see her children married and bring grandchildren to the family. She is also survived by her siblings Jeff (Connie) Dalling, Kathy (Bob) Dalling Haderlie and Lori Dalling. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. at the Hinckley Ward Chapel, 188 North Main Street in Hinckley, Utah. Viewings will be held at Nickle Mortuary on Friday evening from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and from 10:00 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. at the Hinckley chapel. Burial will be at the Hinckley Cemetery.