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Obituaries

September 26, 1937 ~ December 11, 2017

 

Joyce Annette Stanworth McDermaid , age 80, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017 in Delta, Utah. She was born on September 26, 1937 in Delta, Utah to George Washington and Ethel Maxfield Stanworth. While attending Utah State University, she met George Ross McDermaid while waitressing at the Bluebird Café. They were married on September 19, 1958 in the Logan LDS Temple.

 

In her youth, she was mother’s helper assisting with the cooking, washing and cleaning for the family. She was a special babysitter and was loved by those she tended. After graduating from Delta High School, she earned an Associates Degree from the College of Southern Utah in Cedar City. She transferred to Utah State and worked at the Bluebird Café and as a teacher’s aide in Providence. After getting married, she worked as a bank manager at American Savings in Delta, as a clerk at Losee Lumber, and as a security guard at Intermountain Power. She loved to sew, cook, crochet, and had her favorite fishing pole for the fishing trips. She was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as Relief Society President, Primary and Sunday School Librarian.

 

Joyce is survived by her husband: Ross; sons and daughter: Todd Ross (Janet) McDermaid, Jeffery Lee (Nikki) McDermaid, Annette McDermaid; grandchildren: Adam, Jaycie, Stevie, MacLyn, Mitch, Jennifer, Crystal Nicole Moss, Angel, Declay Parker, Dan Ropte; great grandchildren: Brix, Emma; brothers: Lyle Stanworth, Ward Stanworth, Howard Max Stanworth, Mike Stanworth. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Conard Stanworth, George Patten Stanworth; granddaughter: Paige McDermaid.

 

Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 18, at 11:00 am, in the Deseret-Oasis Ward LDS Chapel, 3423 West 4500 South. Friends may call at the Deseret-Oasis Church on Sunday evening, 6:30- 8:00 pm; and Monday, 9:30-10:40 am, prior to the services. Burial will be in the Oasis Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.nicklemortuary.com

March 23, 1944 ~ December 6, 2017

 

Daniel Leon Jackson, age 73, passed away on December 6, 2017 in Provo, Utah. He was born on March 23, 1944 in Farmington, New Mexico to Daniel East and Myrtle Meriam Madaris Jackson. He was adopted by Charles Stephen Jackson, along with his sister and brother, shortly after his mother and Charles were married. He married Janice Petersen in 1965. They had four children together: Kim, Laura, Brian, and Kelly.

 

Daniel "Leon" grew up in Delta, Colorado and Uravan, Colorado. He attended school in Nucla, Colorado, where he excelled in sports, especially baseball. Music was a big part of his life. He loved both listening to and playing music. He enjoyed sharing his talent playing the drums and guitar with his family and friends. When time allowed, he also enjoyed a good fishing trip.

 

Most important to him was his family. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was always so proud of everything they did. He always bragged about having the best-looking grandchildren.

 

Leon was a long haul truck driver and his job took him to all 48 of the contiguous United States. He was also a heavy machinery operator and worked in mines in Colorado, Utah, and Nevada.

 

He is survived by his daughters: Kim (Clyde) Shumway; Laura (Jim) Walker; sons: Brian L. Jackson; Kelly C. Jackson, all of Delta, UT; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents: Charles S. And Meriam Jackson; brother: Andy Jackson; sister: Virginia L. Jackson.

 

A Memorial Graveside Service will be held at a later date at the Delta (Colorado) Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.nicklemortuary.com

8/31/1924 to 12/11/2017

Betsy Doris Church Brown joined her eternal love Glenn Lowell Brown along with her son, grandson and greatest mentor, heavenly father after 93 years.

 

Grandma Brown is what she was known by most that she loved, served and encountered. She was the most independent woman I have ever known living her entire life without any caretakers as she was caring for others up until the day of her return to her creator.

 

In her younger years she enjoyed gardening on the farm in Delta with her dear husband, kids and grandkids creating memories some will never forget. She enjoyed the small things in life such as family fishing trips to Fishlake, baking peanut brittle just in time for the holidays, crocheting or quilting a blanket for a new baby in the family or keeping in contact with the many missionaries she so dearly adored.  Grandma Brown had "adopted" many kids and young adults as "grandkids" in the community that she loved so profoundly guiding them to follow the path of heavenly father.  She faithfully spent one day a month with troubled teens doing what she did best, being a grandma.  She would visit the boys once a month with cupcakes, ice cream and birthday cards individualized just for them. The boys looked forward to her visit each month just for a hug and to see her smiling face.  She was a great example to them, and for some, someone to look up to and respect.

 

Betsy "Doris" Church Brown or Grandma Brown to most will be DEEPLY missed by all who she touched the lives of.

 

She is survived by her sister Roma Christine Torgersen, her brother Delano "Dee" Church (Ethel), her daughters Darlene Drury and Pamela Gaz, five living grandchildren, many great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren with one due this month.

 

Proceeded in death by her son Gordon Lowell Brown, her parents Lorraine and George Church, her grandson Thayne G. Drury, three sisters, three brothers, and she joined the loving embrace of her everlasting love, her husband, Glenn Lowell Brown.

 

A graveside will be held Friday, December 15, 2017 at the Farmington City Cemetery at 3:00 PM.  A viewing will be held Friday, December 15, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:00 in the Delta 3rd and 4th Ward Chapel.  Online condolences can be offered www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com

Patricia Aldrich Thomas, loving wife of Ronald H. Thomas and long time resident of Delta, passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, December 10, 2017 after a long fought battle with cancer.

 

Pat and Ron were married September 30, 1978 and later sealed together in the Manti Temple on April 26, 2014.

 

Pat was born in Midvale Utah to Theodore Wilson Aldrich and Barbara Thornton Aldrich on November 13, 1948.  In a graduating class of over 1200 from James Monroe High School in Sepulveda, CA, Pat was voted class Artist and attended Cal State Northridge majoring in Art.  One of her more memorable projects was painting a 35-foot Cheshire cat for the LA County Fair.

 

Pat and Ron were owner operators of RPT Quarter Horses and enjoyed breeding, training, and showing horses.  In various categories and age groups her horses won numerous awards.  She studied blood lines and confirmation to build beautiful foals. Pat was a Level 2 Parelli Natural horseman and her favorite quote to family and friends was, “Prior preparation prevents poor performance.”  Pat readily shared her knowledge and love of horses with all.  She was also a certified Neurolinguistic, NLP, practitioner helping those in need learn how to better their life.  In her spare time, she enjoyed volunteering with 4-H, the Jeep Posse, Millard County Western Heritage Days, and many more.

 

Pat was an avid reader, a beautiful artist, and loved animals.  She was an amazing woman, loved and admired by many and will be missed by all who knew her.  She is survived by her husband Ron, daughter Shannon Allard of Layton, UT, son Ronnie Thomas of LaPine, OR, and step children, Scott Thomas, Lynn Thomas, and Laurie Jackson of Delta,13 grandchildren,10 great grandchildren, brother Bob Aldrich of Seattle WA, sister Kathleen Martin of Hutto, TX, sister Christine Plesha of Helena, MT, and brother Richard Aldrich of Palmdale, CA.

 

A celebration of life will be held on December 16, 2017 at the Delta Stake Center.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to bestfriends.org, a Utah No-Kill Shelter for pets.

Robert Shane Clark, 55, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in Delta, Utah.

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Nov. 22, 1971 ~ Dec. 6, 2017

Our beloved William B Mace was born November 22, 1971 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Jan. 18, 1944 ~ Dec. 4, 2017 

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Dwight Craig Alldredge, age 73, passed away on December 4, 2017 in the Bennion Veterans Home in Payson, Utah, where he was surrounded by many that loved and served him.

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March 9, 2002 ~ December 1, 2017

 

Noelia Orona Peña, age 15, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 after a tragic car accident in Hinckley, Utah. She was born March 9, 2002 in Phoenix, Arizona to Noe Orona Bojorquez and Susana Rebeca Peña Enriquez Orona. She grew up as the youngest with her four brothers. She kept up with them with a similar adventurous spirit, and enjoyed participating in their activities. She like being outdoors, enjoying long walks, playing soccer, and riding her longboard to skate around town. She even recently wanted to start boxing. She was quiet and shy, but always happy with a fun spirit and a smile on her face. She loved music of all kinds. She had lots of friends and enjoyed spending time with them. She has long looked forward to her Quinceañera, which was a wonderful celebration that she was able to experience last May. She loved life and was excited about everything she had the opportunity to do.

 

She is survived by her parents: Noe and Susana Orona; brothers: Jose, Arturo, Horacio, and Santiago; nieces: Giselle, Mitzy, Ashima; nephew: Mason. She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Jose and Lidia Peña; Guadalupe and Carmen Orona.

 

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, December 6, at 11:00 AM, at the Nickle Mortuary Chapel, 190 South Center St, Delta, Utah. A Viewing will be held Wednesday, 9:30-10:40 AM, prior to the service. Condolences may be left at www.nicklemortuary.com

 
March 25, 1935 ~ December 4, 2017

 

Carma Ashby Swensen, age 82, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017 at her home in Hinckley, Utah. She was born in Murray, Utah on March 25, 1935 to Charles Prosser and Elenor Lucile Jensen Ashby. She grew up in Sandy. Later moved to Delta, Utah and graduated from Delta High School, then attended BYU. She married the love of her life, Neal Swensen on May 6, 1955 in the Manti LDS Temple. They first made their home in Hinckley, Utah, then moved to Cresent in the early 1960's. Together they worked side by side on many projects. After Neal retired in the early 1990's, they returned to Hinckley.

 

Never having any girls, her husband and her 7 boys were the light of her life. She was their biggest cheerleader on the sidelines, never missing a game. Carma was very talented, making homemade quilts that were presented to every grandchild at birth. From pillowcases handed down three generations, she made pillow case dresses. She won blue ribbons at the local fair for her handmade quilts. She loved to camp, ride ATV’s, campfires, gardening, journaling, card embroidery and dancing.

 

In Cresent and Delta areas, she organized classes for the Special Olympics through the church’s Mutual program. She worked as the Secretary at Cresent Elementary, and for the Jordan District, and she also worked as a real estate agent.

 

She served three times as Relief Society President, Young Women’s President, Primary, and worked at the South Jordan LDS Temple. Served a mission with Neal at Cove Fort, and also worked in LDS Custodial program to support their sons on missions. Neal and Carma also worked as Sextons at the Deseret and Hinckley Cemeteries.

 

Carma is survived by her husband: Neal; sons: Larry, Delbert (Karen), Douglas (Tracy), Tony (Sondra), Kyle (Jesica), and Kevin; 19 grandchildren & 27 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son: Scott; brother: Roy; and granddaughter: Amber.

 

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 11 am, at the Hinckley LDS Chapel, 188 North Main St. Viewings will be held Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 pm, at the Nickle Mortuary, 190 S Center St, Delta; and Thursday, 9:30-10:40 am, prior to the service. Burial in the Hinckley Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.nicklemortuary.com

November 13, 1945 ~ December 4, 2017

 

Deseret, Utah - Norman Rulon Henke, age 72, passed away Monday, December 4, 2017 at his home in Deseret after a valiant fight against pancreatic cancer.  He was born November 13, 1945 in Murray, Utah to Cecil and Florence (Cook) Henke. He married Susan Alice Madsen in the Salt Lake City Temple on June 6, 1973.

 

He was raised in the foothills of Draper, UT, which he loved. As a teenager, he loved to ride his horse up those canyons (or ride his bike on adventures to Utah County with his brothers and friends, or water ski on Utah Lake until snow fell.  He learned to work hard on a family owned poultry farm, and gained many skills in fixing and repairing which served him all his life. Basketball, hunting and boating were a big part of his life. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints in the Northwestern States Mission and gained a lifelong friend in one of his companions that he has shared many adventures with throughout his life. Knowing he was going to be drafted, he chose to enlist in the army and became a helicopter repairman while serving in the Vietnam War. He then attended BYU for two years before finally meeting the right girl on a blind date, and spent the next 44 years building a great family and legacy together. He tried lumberjacking, dairy milking, and pig farming, but found his niche as a general contractor in 1980. He has left his mark all over his community as well as in many other states, with homes, garages, business buildings, apartments and many other structures. He willingly and generously shared his time and construction talents with all of his children (and so many others!) in their homes and on countless projects. Norm also left his mark on all who knew him with his strong hugs and loving teasing. He was well known for his humorous “Normisms.”

 

He was very active in the LDS church, and spent many years as scoutmaster.  He served in a ward bishopric, as a high priest group leader and twice as a stake high counselor. One of his favorite memories was being responsible for the stake sports program. For the last 5 years of his life, he was committed to the restoration project for the Deseret Heritage Association. He felt this was the mission he and his wife were meant to serve, rather than a formal proselyting mission.

 

He honored his parents and served and cared for his aged mother so tenderly. He loved his wife tremendously. One of the last things he wanted his children to know was of his love and adoration for her. He was dedicated to and adored his children and grandchildren as well. He worked hard to provide for them, and enjoyed the family trips to Lake Powell, camping, or hunting. He was water-skiing up to the last year of his life. He was amazed to be called as a high councilor with his failing health, but it came as an answer to his prayer to have the opportunity to bear witness of the love and power of His Savior, Jesus Christ.

 

He is survived by his wife, Susan Henke of Deseret; children, Rachel (David) Lisonbee of Hurricane, UT; Lynae (Bryce) Thompson of South Jordan, UT; Lisa (Blair) Keck of Deseret, UT; Sarah (Kyle) Brown of West Jordan, UT; Diane (Mike) Downward of Kanab, UT; Mary (Terral) Fox of Enoch, UT; Matthew (Karalee) Henke of Kanab, UT; 26 grandchildren and 2 on the way; step-mother-in-law, Sharon Kimber of Bountiful, UT; siblings, Marvin (Jan) Henke of Abraham, UT; Lynn (Edna) Henke of Ivins, UT; Paul (Jane) Henke of Heber City, UT; (Kathleen) Henke of Farmington, NM; Claudia (Wesley) Witt of Sandy, UT; Cheryl (Keith) of Heber City, UT; Owen (Jennifer) of Deseret, UT; Kevin (MaryAnna) Henke of Hinckley, UT; Lorna (Troy) Henry of Yakima, WA.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and younger brother, Douglas (Kathleen) Henke.

 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 9, 2017, 11:00 a.m., at the Deseret/Oasis Ward House, 3422 W. 4500 S. Deseret, UT. Viewing will be held prior to services from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Deseret cemetery under the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home. Online condolences can be expressed at .

 

Norm liked nature, but in lieu of flowers, he would appreciate any donations to be sent to the Deseret Heritage Association, 3830 W. 4500 S. Deseret, UT 84624.