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Obituaries

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.

Jun. 13, 1929 ~ Nov. 26, 2017

Robert "Bob" C Jones, age 88, returned to the arms of His Heavenly Father, his loving wife, and parents on Sunday, November 26, 2017 in Delta, Utah.

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Jun. 19, 1929 ~ Nov. 23, 2017 

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Rayola Taylor Smith, age 88 left this earth to rejoin with her deeply missed husband Raymond L. Smith on Thursday November 23, 2017 “Thanksgiving night” in Santaquin, Utah.

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Nov. 17, 1956 ~ Nov. 19, 2017

Our Husband, Father, Pop’s, and Friend Kerry Blaine Abbott has passed on to Paradise. He passed away from a progressive lung disease on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at the age of 61 years.

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Oct. 31, 1961 ~ Nov. 23, 2017 

Diana Dee Hansen, age 56, passed away on "Thanksgiving", Thursday, November 23, 2017 in Delta, Utah.

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Karl Hale Jeffery passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 in Delta, Utah surrounded by his loving wife and children. He was born in Delta, Utah on April 10, 1934, the fifth of eight children to Edgar Wallace Jeffery and Nancy Ethel Hale Jeffery. In 1946 when he was 12 years old, his parents were in a car accident and his father was killed. His mother died from her injuries 2 two years later. He grew up in Delta and graduated from Delta High School in 1952. He was sealed to his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Joan Poulsen, in the Manti Temple on July 27, 1953. Together they had 5 children: Debra Louise, Richard Archie, Russell Karl, Robert LaVoy and Rodger David. After 48 years of marriage, on November 30, 2001, Dorothy passed away.

Dad served in the United States Army as a medic from 1954 to 1956, living in Fort Ord, California, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and Fort Lewis, Washington. They returned to Delta for a short time before moving to Provo, Utah where Dad worked for Pacific Fruit and Produce Company. As Dad moved up in the company, he was transferred to Nephi for a year, and then to Salt Lake for a short time. In 1963 went to work for Quality Market and moved back to Delta, where he would live for the rest of his life. In 1968-69 Dad went back to school to learn accounting and in 1969 he went to work for the newly built Brush Beryllium Plant, where he worked until he retired. Dad worked a side job as the Newspaper Distributor for the Delta area for 30 years, becoming friends with MANY of the young newspaper carriers that worked for him. He loved them and always called them “his kids”.

Dad played church basketball and softball on city league teams. In his later years he also played on the Brush Wellman golf and bowling teams. He also liked to watch almost all sports, and was one of Delta High School’s biggest fans.

Dad was in the Kiwanis Club, the JCs, and in the Rotary Club. He became a member of the Millard County Sheriff Posse, where he served for 20+ years as secretary and treasurer, and 5 years as a captain. He was also a member of the American Legion for over 30 years.

Dad was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in the Sunday School, as a ward clerk, home teacher, at the bishop’s storehouse, and in the scouting program.

After Mom died, Dad met another wonderful lady, who we would all grow to love and accept as our second Mom. On January 27, 2007, Ina Rae Roper became Ina Rae Jeffery and we again had a wonderful mother to guide, love and counsel us.

More than anything else, Dad taught us the importance of family. For over 40 years he and his siblings and their families held a reunion that was enjoyed by all who attended. He never missed any of his children’s or grandchildren’s performances in whatever activities they were involved in. He was a super fan of anything that brought his family together. His favorite thing in the world was to have all of his family together, and he was able to visit with all of his children and grandchildren prior to his death.

Dad is survived by his loving wife Ina, his children Deb (Tim) Haveron, Rob (Lynn) Jeffery, and Rodger Jeffery, all of Delta, his grandchildren, and his siblings Rose, Rachel, Albert and Alfred. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Dorothy, his sons Richard and Russell, and siblings Hale, Clara, and Ross.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 11:00 am at the 3rd Ward Church, 197 South 300 West, Delta, Utah. Viewings will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at 6:00 pm at the Nickle Mortuary, 190 South Center, Delta, Utah, and at 9:30 am just prior to the funeral at the church. Internment will be in the Delta Cemetery.

Dawn Stephenson of Holden, Utah passed away on November 20, 2017 in the Millard Care Center in Delta, Utah where she received excellent and loving care.

Dawn was born on April 29, 1944 in Fillmore, Utah to James William and Stella Hunter Stephenson. She graduated from Millard High School and four years of LDS Seminary. Dawn attended BYU, Ricks College and Snow College.

Dawn was very talented with cross-stitch embroidery and other crafts. Her favorite activity was reading and she read history, geography and fiction and was so grateful for the Millard County Bookmobile.  She read the scriptures many times, the Ensign, Church News and many other books about the gospel. She could recall and share her stories from her reading. Dawn spent many happy hours reading to children in the family and other children she tended.

She loved nature and loved to walk. She had a large collection of rocks, including arrowheads and was always looking for that perfect rock. Dawn also loved horses, they had a special place in her life.

Dawn is survived by sisters Merene (Lyle) Owen, North Salt Lake; Susan S. Duncan, Holden; and brother Mark (LaRee) Stephenson, Holden; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 24 at 11 a.m. in the Holden LDS Chapel. Interment in the Holden Town Cemetery.

Online condolence rasmussenmortuary.com