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Obituaries

 
November 1, 1925 ~ November 22, 2016

Manley Alldredge Abbott, our sweet dad, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, in his home in Sugarville Utah, at age 91, with his sweet wife Maxine at his side. Manley was born on November 1, 1925 in a little two room tar paper covered shack in Sugarville, Utah, to George Myron and Doris Elma Alldredge Abbott. He was the fifth child born to his parents but only the second to thrive after birth. 

Manley attended school at the Sutherland Elementary, and then on to Delta High School. World War II interrupted his Senior year; and on February 23, 1943, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and began his fight in the European Conference. He flew his full 25 missions as a belly gunner on a B-17 bomber, and only after was injured when a 20 millimeter shell exploded just a few feet in front of him. Some of the shrapnel is still in his legs and face. 

Manley returned home from the war to marry Ardith Maxine Terry on February 12, 1947. They were later sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on February 26, 1959. They have spent the last 69 years and 9 months building an Eternal Family with 6 children, 25 grandchildren and 75 great-grandchildren. 

Manley is preceded in death by his parents: George and Doris; 6 brothers and 1 sister. He is survived by his loving wife: Maxine Terry Abbott, Sugarville, UT; son: Manley Anthony (Thorelle) Abbott, Sugarville, UT; son: Melvin Terry (Sharon) Abbott, Sugarville, UT; daughter: Wendy (Mike) Pearce, Nibley, UT; son: Robert Daniel (Kathy) Abbott, Santa Clara, UT; daughter: Patricia Sue (Ivan) Matheson, Enoch, UT; daughter: Jennifer (Bryce) Tolbert, Abraham, Utah; 25 grandchildren and 75 great-grandchildren (with 5 in processing mode) and a great-great-grandchild due in December; brother: Bill (Jeanine) Abbott , Delta, UT; sister: Mary Lin (Robert) Layton, Layton UT.

Manley was known for all that he did to help others. He served in the community, but even more so, he served as a faithful Latter-day Saint. Not only bearing his testimony on a regular basis, but also by living his testimony. I have heard it said that "he would give you the shirt off his back" if that was what you were in need of. 

Dad spent his time repairing, fixing, remodeling and making due. He loved to tinker and to make things useable again. Hardly ever was anything thrown away that had not been repaired at least several times by dad first. He loved to build and tells about only being 7 years old when he first smelt the odor of freshly cut pine wood. He said he fell in love with wood working that very moment. He never stopped long enough to feel sorry for himself, he just kept doing for others and always provided well for his family, and those around him whether physically or just as a friend. 

He retired from Hill Air Force base in Ogden, UT in 1975, and returned to his beloved Sugarville home to remodel and repair it for the next 40 years. He drove bus for the Millard School District until 1990, when he retired. He was then serving as the Bishop of the Sutherland 1st ward and after completing his calling as Bishop, he and mom were called as ordinance workers in 1993 in the Manti LDS Temple, where they served two days a week for 13 years. On September 7, 1997, Dad was called to the eternal position of Sealer in the Temple. He has had the opportunity to seal many of his grandchildren giving them the gift of Eternity with the one they love. 

Manley will be honored for his years of love and service on Tuesday, November 29, at 11:00 a.m., at the Sutherland LDS Chapel, 2650 N 3000 W. Viewings will be held Monday, 6-8 p.m., at the Nickle Mortuary, 190 S Center St; and Tuesday, 9:30-10:40 a.m., prior to the service. He will then be laid to rest with military rites at the Sutherland Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.nicklemortuary.com.

We would like to express our thanks to the West Millard Hospice care team, Laura Eliason and to Dr. Shamo for his constant care and love, and also to our beloved ward family for all the love, concern and support that they have given to our parents and the family over the past few months.

Larry Glen Wood

Oct. 25, 1963 ~ Nov. 20, 2016

Larry Glen Wood, 53, passed away early Sunday morning, November 20, 2016 in Fillmore, UT. He was born October 25, 1963 in Murry, UT to Dale Glenn & Para April Tittetts Wood.

Larry served in the US Army. Larry was dedicated to his at home work projects, and his son Dylan, to help him excel in so called life, giving him life’s lessons, doing anything and everything in his power to see his son fly. The father son duo had plans for future opportunities and great envisions for each other, shared ideas, and so much more with the passed down of very specific traits of his father, the bloodline between the two can never be broke even in death. Larry was loved by all he met; he was and still will be Larry the Legend sense 1963. “RIP DAD I LOVE YOU.” Never surrender.

Larry is survived by his son Dylan; his parents; brothers: Jeff (Laura) Wood; Steven Wood; sister Cheri (Brad) Flores.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome. com

   

August 31, 1943 ~ November 18, 2016

 

Jeri Lee Hale Owens, age 73, passed away November 18, 2016 at her home in Oak City, Utah. She was born on August 31, 1943 in Tooele, Utah, the fourth of five children born to Nathan Leonard and Myrta Margie Davis Hale. She grew up working hard and riding horses on her family’s ranch in Trout Creek in the West Desert of Utah. She attended school in Trout Creek until the 8th grade. She attended Delta High School, working many jobs to support herself while she was away from home. She graduated in 1961. Later that year, she married Tony Clark, and they settled in Sugarville and had three daughters together. Jeri and Tony later divorced.

 

Jeri moved to Orem where she worked as a sales clerk at JC Penny’s. Some years later Jeri rekindled her acquaintance with her high school friend, Bennett E Owens. They were married on December 26, 2013 in Oak City, and were later sealed in the Manti LDS Temple. From the beginning, she made her step-children feel welcomed and important.

 

Jeri loved making cakes, riding horses, hiking in the mountains, reading, and most of all spending time with her kids and grandkids. She was a writer of children’s fiction, focusing on her experiences growing up in the West Desert. She was volunteered many years for the American Red Cross. She was a member of LDS Church and had a strong testimony of the Savior. She said one of her greatest experiences was being sealed in the temple. She was a great listener, a hard worker, and a strong, capable woman. She taught her children the importance of having a good education to lean on during difficult times.

 

Jeri is survived by her husband: Ben Owens, Oak City; daughters: Diana (Mark) McGill, Stagecoach, Texas; Suzanne (Dan) Caussey, Saratoga Springs; Linda Lee (Mark) Shipley, Oak City; step-children: Jennifer (Mark) Elmont, Mapleton; Brandon (Angie) Owens, Mapleton; 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; siblings: Terry Hale, Mississippi; Margie (Randy) Quarnberg, Tooele; brother-in-law: Gayle Bennett, Hinckley; step-sister: Jacqueline Davis, California. She was preceded in death by her sisters: Natalie Bennett and Rosalyn Hale.

 

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 23, 11:00 AM, at the Oak City LDS Chapel, 35 East Center St. Viewings will be held Tuesday, 6-8 PM, at Nickle Mortuary, 190 S Center St, Delta; and Wednesday, 9:30-10:40 AM, prior to the service. Burial will be in the Oak City Cemetery. Online condolences at www.nicklemortuary.com

 

1922 - 2016

Our beloved Darlene Carrie Ivie Memmott was born in Scipio, Utah on February 4, 1922 to James Ammon, and Caroline Christine {Carrie} Hanson Ivie.  She was the youngest of seven children.  On August 29, 1940 she married Howard James Memmott in the Salt Lake Temple.

Darlene lived a long, active and very useful life. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend.  She was also a supportive and valiant daughter and sister.

She had a strong, unwavering testimony of Jesus Christ and his gospel.  She held many church positions and magnified them all.  Probably the position she enjoyed most was being Relief Society President.  She spent many years as a member {and president} of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and contributed greatly to this service. Darlene and Howard were Ordinance Workers in the Manti Temple for over three years.

Darlene also loved music and had a lovely singing voice.  She especially enjoyed singing duets with her husband. They sang at all kinds of events from funerals to programs to dances.

She was a devoted wife. Darlene and Howard were an almost perfect and devoted match to each other. She was a wonderful support to Howard and her sons and always had the house, the meals, etc., the way they liked them. She was a wonderful cook.  Her cakes were to die for.  She was an excellent quilter and seamstress.  The works of art she created in these areas adorned her own home and the homes of her loved ones. She wrote extensively on family history and tried her hand at writing poetry. The pieces she wrote are very precious to her family.

Darlene had a great sense of humor and was fun to be around.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and her siblings (Verle Frampton, Delial Ivie,  Mary Howard, Ferron Ivie, Leeta Duffy and Dee Cowan). She is survived by four sons – Kirk (Sandra}, Jeffry (Beverly), Scott (Jolene), and Royce (Susie). Darlene was proud of and devoted to her boys and their families.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

September 23, 1941 ~ November 17, 2016

William Don Dutson was born at his home in Oak City on September 23, 1941, to Willis Eddy and Thelma Wixom Dutson. He passed away from cancer in his Oak City home on November 17, 2016 at age 75. He attended Elementary School in Oak City, Jr. High in Delta and graduated from Delta High School in 1959. He attended Snow College, then served an LDS Mission in London, England. After returning home, he married Kae Finlinson on September 14, 1963 in the Manti LDS Temple. He graduated from the College of Southern Utah in 1966.

William began his teaching career in Wendover, Utah where he taught 6th grade for one year. He then moved back to Oak City, and taught at the Delta Middle School: 6th grade for one year, then 5th grade until his health forced him to retire after 29 years.

William was a faithful member of the LDS Church and held many positions, including: Bishop, High Councilor, Stake Young Men’s Presidency, Seventy, Stake Young Adult Advisor, Choir Director for over 43 years and many other callings. He served on the Oak City Town Council for two terms. He served as President of MEA, President of SUEA, NEA Delegate 3 times, and was State Runner-up for Teacher of the Year. He and Kae also served together at Cove Fort. 

William is survived by his wife: Kae, Oak City; children: Gary and Ginger, both of Springville; and Craig (Karla), Oak City; 5 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings: Dixie (Richard) Roberts, Cokeville, WY; Quayle (Shari), Alpine; Lambert (Anna) Oak City. He was preceded in death by his daughter: Diane Dutson; and sister: MayVon Dutson. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 21, at 11:00 a.m., at the Oak City LDS Chapel, 35 East Center St. Viewings will be held at the Oak City LDS Church on Sunday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.; and Monday, 9:30--10:40 a.m., prior to the service. Burial will be in the Oak City Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.nicklemortuary.com

Barbara McBride Reese died of natural causes November 14, 2016. She passed peacefully with her children by her side.

She was born October 1, 1932 in Fillmore, Utah to Eugene and Lillian McBride. She married Robert Reese in 1955, they were later divorced. They had two children and she was very devoted to them.

She worked over 25 years at the Fillmore elementary as a lunch lady and manager. All the kids loved her and called her Miss Barbara. She made a lifesaving kidney donation to her brother Mack in 1967 giving him ten years of happy and productive life. She enjoyed flowers and gardening and especially liked violets and the smell of lilacs. She was very kind to everyone and had many lifelong friends.

She loved her family and was most happy when the kids and grand kids came to visit. She will be greatly missed by everyone who loved her.

She is survived by her children, Shane Reese and Marianne (Kevin) Anderson, four grandchildren, four great grandchildren, brother, Jack (Edna) McBride, sisters, Mary (Earl) Johnson and Janet Nowell. Preceded in death by her parents, brother, Mack and brother in law, John Nowell.  Graveside services were Friday  November 18, 2016 in the Fillmore City Cemetery. Online condolence rasmussenmortuary.com

Sherman Lovell Jones

May 16, 1930 ~ Nov. 11, 2016 

Sherman Lovell Jones of Santaquin, Utah passed away peacefully on Friday, November 11, 2016. He was born in Oak City, Utah on May 16, 1930 to Jefferson and Belva Jones. He was the sixth of seven children. He grew up on a farm near Delta, Utah and attended Brigham Young University where he met Merle Henderson of Provo, Utah.

They were married September 13, 1950 and moved to Sutherland, Utah where their first four children were born. In 1958 they moved to Santaquin where they started a concrete business. Two more children followed. Sherman grew the business and specialized in concrete-lined irrigation canals and ditches. The business mainly did work in Millard and Utah counties but built ditches all over the state and in Nevada and New Mexico. As a family business, he taught his family the blessings of hard work.

Sherman was active in church and community service. He was the bishop of the Santaquin South Ward in the 1970s and served on the Santaquin city council and later as mayor in the 1980s.

Sherman was preceded in death by his siblings, Rulon, Marilyn, Alice Beth, Helen, Lyman, and Bryant, and his grandsons Clint and Trevor. He is survived by his wife Merle and his six children, Lamarr, Rene, Russell, Aaron, Kevin, and Norman. He has 30 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Seasons of Santaquin care facility and CNS Hospice for their kind service in the last six months of Sherman’s life.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16th at 11:00 a.m. at the Santaquin Stake Center, 45 South 500 West. Friends may call at the Brown Family Mortuary, 66 South 300 East, Tuesday 6 to 8 pm and Wednesday at the church from 9:30 to 10:45 am. Interment, Santaquin City Cemetery. Share condolences at www.brownfamilymortuary. com.

Brian William Jackson

Jan. 27, 1978 ~ Nov. 12, 2016

 Brian William Jackson, 38 passed away, Saturday November 12, 2016 in Fillmore, Utah. He was born January 27, 1978 in Delta, Utah to Merlin Lee and Julie Ann (Brunson) Jackson. He married Julie Hutchings of Salt Lake City, Utah, later divorced and Brittney Patti (Joseph) November, 26 2010 in Fillmore, Utah.

Brian was raised in Flowell, Utah and graduated from Millard High School where he made many lifelong friends. Brian was a friend to all and knew how to have fun. Brian had a gregarious laugh that punctuated his quick wit and charm. He was a loving Husband and Father and cared deeply for his wife and children. He often used funny nicknames for his kids and loved to make them smile and laugh by teasing them. Brian had a kind compassionate heart and was always willing to help a friend. Brian admired his Dad and considered him his hero. He loved his Mom dearly and often sought her loving heart and advice. Brian loved spending time in the outdoors, "hunt-n deer" (as we say in our family), camping, farming, building and truck driving. He will be deeply missed and thought of often.

He is survived by Brittney Jackson (spouse), Izzabella Jackson, Emilio Jackson, Myah Jackson, Paisley Jackson and Saige Jackson (children) of Fillmore, Utah, Grandparents: Merlin and Zelda Jackson, Flowell, Utah, Parents: Merlin Lee and Julie Jackson, Flowell, Utah, Brothers and Sisters:  Brandon and Denise Jackson, Chubbuck, Idaho; Shawn and Melissa Anderson, Flowell, Utah; Jared and Mindy Cannon, Flowell, Utah; Eric and Summer Jackson, Fillmore, Utah and Mike and Sarah Blad, Flowell, Utah. Preceded in death by Grandparents: Elwin and Venita Brunson, Fillmore, Utah.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, November 19th 2016, at 11 am, with a viewing from 9:00 am to 10:30 am in the Flowell LDS Chapel. Interment will be in the Fillmore Cemetery under the care of the Olpin Stevens Funeral Home. Online condolences can be expressed at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com

Justin Larry Morgan

May 15, 1981 ~ Nov. 7, 2016

Justin Larry Morgan passed away on November 7, 2016 at the Delta Community Hospital surrounded by his wife, Shawna Morgan, and 4 of his 5 children. He was born on May 15, 1981 in Bountiful, Utah to Kevin Larry and Dona Lynn Thorsted Morgan. Justin graduated from Layton High School. He attended and graduated from Stevens-Henager College. He worked at "The Rancher" Café.

Justin is the survived by his wife: Shawna Morgan of Delta; 5 children: Sierra Morgan of Roy, Utah; Ashton, Reagan, Laila Jayde, and Xadius Morgan of Delta; mother: Dona (Kenny) Lyons of Middleton, Idaho; father: Kevin (Wendy) Morgan of Highland, Utah; sisters: Mandy (Matthew) Ditto of Logan; Katelyn (Rick) Cother of Beggs, Oklahoma; brothers: Michael, Patrick, Taylor, and Conner of Highland; grandparents: Larry and Janet Morgan of Lincoln City, Oregon; grandmother: Clarice Kerr of Middleton, Idaho. Preceded in death by grandfathers: Allen Kerr & Donald Thorsted.

Justin was a loving husband, an honest and hardworking man who is gone too early at only 35. He was a friend to all and will be missed dearly by all who knew him. Rest in Paradise, Our Sweet Hero!

Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 12, 11:00 AM, at the Delta LDS Stake Center Chapel, 125 S White Sage Ave. A Viewing was held at the Delta LDS Stake Center on Saturday, 9:30-10:40 AM prior to the service. Online condolences may be left at www.nicklemortuary.com

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Ruth Peterson Lichfield

Mar. 26, 1935 ~ Nov. 14, 2016

Ruth Deon Peterson Lichfield, age 81, passed away November 14, 2016 in Fillmore, Utah. She was born on March 26, 1935 in Fillmore, Utah, the third of six children born to John LaVar and Hortense Harmon Peterson. Ruth grew up as a hard worker and family peacekeeper. She graduated from Millard High School, where she was outstanding in volleyball and drama. She put herself through college by working every summer as a waitress at "Café Ilene". She graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelors of Education. While there, she met a handsome young man, and married Joseph Thomas Lichfield on June 20, 1958 in the Manti LDS Temple. Her first home was a tent in the High Uintas, while Joseph completed his schooling. In 1959, they moved to Tooele and she began teaching Home Ec. They moved to Richfield in 1967, where she taught Home Ec at the Junior High. They finally settled in St. Johns, Arizona in 1972, where she taught Home Ec, Phys Ed, and was a coach until she retired in 1998. After she retired, they moved back home to Fillmore. Joseph died shortly after on July 11, 2000.

Ruth was a wonderful mother to her two sons, teaching them to love their Heavenly Father and supported them in all they did. She enjoyed being outdoors, managing her big garden and fruit trees, canning, sewing, and spending time with her kids and grandkids. She loved the kids she taught and always tried to be a positive influence in the their lives. She was a member of the LDS Church, serving as a scout leader, in Primary, and as Relief Society President. She was voted Club Woman of the Year by the East Millard Fine Arts Guild, member of the Pink Ladies and the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.

Our family thanks all the doctors and nurses from Fillmore Community Medical Center, and IHC Home Health for the wonderful care and support they gave Ruth and our family. We also thank all the friends and family that have shown love and support during the final years of her life.

Ruth is survived by her sons: Scott (Debbie) Lichfield, Fillmore; Steven (Melinda) Lichfield, Kaysville; grandkids: Feliz, Robert, Maria, Susan, Julia, Michael, Alina; great-grandkids: Christopher, Axton, Maya, Daniel; brother: John (Corinne) Peterson; sister: Bobette Bushnell; sister-in-law: Sherry Paxton; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband: Joseph; grandchildren: Carl and Anastasia; sisters: Cherill (Ellis), and Larayne; brother: Robert; brothers-in-law: Dwight Bushnell and Bob Frome.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 19, 11:00 AM, at the Fillmore 4th Ward Chapel, 290 East 500 South. Viewings will be held at the Fillmore 500 South LDS Church on Friday, 6:00-8:00 PM; and Saturday, 9:30-10:40 AM prior to the service. Burial will be in the Fillmore City Cemetery. Online condolences at www.nicklemortuary.com