logo-sized-clean-500

News Articles

July 30, 1980 – June 10, 2017

Amanda May Ritzert Baker, Age 36, passed away June 10, 2017 in Pocatello, Idaho. Her funeral service was held Friday, June 16, 2017 in Pocatello, Idaho.

           

Amanda was born July 30, 1980 in Murray, Utah to Darwin and Vicky Ritzert. Amanda was raised and educated in Holden, Utah where she graduated from Millard High School in 1998. She studied pre-law at Utah State University.

           

She married Harold Wayne Baker on February 17, 2017 in Pocatello, Idaho. She loved listening to music, cooking, crafts, reading, throwing darts, dancing and especially being with her children.

           

She is survived by her spouse, Wayne Baker; children, Kira Lee Jensen, Kameron Jensen and Kolton Jensen, all of Utah; stepchildren, Sierra Baker, Adam Baker, Dillon Baker, Dustin Baker, all of Pocatello, Idaho; sister Nichole Laub, Utah; brother Rusty Johnson, Jeremy Carter, both of Indiana, and Phil Ritzert, Utah; mother Vicky Ritzert, Utah; father Darwin Ritzert.

Lindon Thayne Stephenson, age 55, passed away on July 3, 2017, in Littleton, Colorado, while riding his motorcycle, something he loved to do.

 

Lindy was born on May 5, 1962 to George and Rhea Dean Stephenson. He was very active and loved life. In high school, he was involved in academics, wrestling and football. In 1980 Lindy graduated from Millard High School. He continued to play football while attending college at Southern Utah University.

 

Lindy spent many years serving with the National Guard. He served in many places; including, South Korea, Afghanistan, and Iraq, often serving in hazardous situations. After his military service, he continued working as a consultant with the military, he again served in Iraq, Afghanistan and most recently in Qatar. Lindy loved working on guns, he became a gun smith and shared his passion by designing guns. He had a competitive spirit and loved playing card games with family. Lindy loved his dogs, Lucy and Rocky and would take them on 4 to 5 mile walks each day. For the last several years Lindy has worked for Davita in Denver, Colorado.

 

Lindy is survived by his children Brandon George (Virginia) Stephenson, Eagle Mountain, UT; Hannah Elise Stephenson Littleton, Colorado; 9 grandchildren (Brandon’s children) Madison Britnee Stephenson, Jack Bennett Stephenson, Chloe Stephenson, Chase Stephenson, and Chelsea Stephenson; (L. Kyle’s children) Aleena and Lindon Kyle Knight; (Hannah’s children) Jasmine Elise Roybal, Anthony Nathaniel Roybal and Elijah Kyle Roybal; siblings Karen (Coral) Richardson, Holden, UT; Michael (Dianne) Stephenson, Fillmore, UT; Kayle Stephenson, Holden, UT; Debra (Rod) Meppen, Elk Ridge, UT; Myron (Robyne) Richmond, UT; Hoyt (Margie) Stephenson Evanston, WY; Preston (Roberta) Stephenson, American Fork, UT; Realaine (Brad) Goettsche, Tooele, UT; former spouses Lee Ann Church (mother of Brandon and Tyson); Cheri Stephenson (mother of L. Kyle, Hannah, and Alexander). Preceded in death by his parents George and Rhea Dean Stephenson; son, Tyson Brett Stephenson; son, Lindon Kyle Knight; son, Alexander Sean Stephenson; sister Paula Christensen; and sister Betty Ann Stephenson

 

Funeral services will be held Saturday July 15,2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Holden LDS Church. Viewing will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Holden Cemetery. Online condolence rasmussenmortuary.com

Michael Dakota Miller age 25 passed away suddenly on June 14 2017.  He was a firefighter on the Lynndyl/Leamington fire departments for 9 years. He had been working as a truck driver and loved that he got to travel the world.  He strived to be the favorite uncle and loved his nieces and nephews to the moon and back. He was a thrill seeker with a heart made of gold. He loved everyone and would jump to help anyone who needed him. He touched a lot of people in his short journey here.

 

Proceeded in death by his grandmother, Leona Hamilton; Grandfather, Ed Cuatto; Grandfather, Jeddie Judd and nephew, Jay Corporon.

 

Survived by his mother: Donell Miller; Father: Scott Miller; Sisters: Mandy Petersen, Stacy Corporon and Simberly Turner; Brother: Devan Ivie; Nieces and nephews Leecie Petersen VanaDee Ivie June Corporon Zayden Kuehne and Jeffery Corporon Aunts Carla Petersen and Christy Gardner Cousins Austin Petersen Tommy Hooper Sirina Hooper Stef Waylin and Joni/Brad Young. 

 

Goodbyes are not forever 

They are not the end

It simply means 

I'll miss you

Until we meet again.

 

There will be no funeral services.

 

We will be having a firefighters last ride on July 1, at 5 p.m. from Hinckley to Leamington. Everyone who would like to join us meet at the old gas station on the main Hwy at 4:45 p.m.

September 24, 1995 ~ June 18, 2017

Burgandi Dana Butler, 21 of Salt Lake City, Utah, passed away suddenly on June 18, 2017.  She was born September 24, 1995 to Kathy (Redd) Nay and Cody Spence Butler in Nephi, Utah.

Burgandi was full of life.  She had a tremendous love for people and animals of any kind.  Anyone who knows Burgandi, knows that if she loved you, then you were automatically family.  She was the happiest when she was outdoors hiking, fishing, camping or boating.

With Burgandi’s passing we remind others that her life is one to be celebrated.  Although we will miss her every day, especially her winning smile, she will forever remain in our hearts.  God bless you, sweet girl!

Burgandi is survived by her loving mother, Kathy Nay; step father, Coleman Nay; father, Cody Spence Butler; sister, Ella Ruby Nay; brothers, Coleman and Casey Nay; grandparents, Karen Redd, Spence and Cindy Butler, Rijeana Butler, Dave and Jeannene Johnson, Coleman Nay, Margaret McDonough; boyfriend, Jessy Defa and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.    

She is preceded in death by her grandfather, Dean Francis Redd; cousins, Jacen “JC” Redd, Rachel Mae Berrett, Brandon Lee Berrett and uncle, Lee Dean Berrett.

A Memorial Service for family and friends will be held Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Memorial Redwood Mortuary, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah.

Please send condolences to the family at:  www.memorialutah.com

The newly completed Delta Fire Station hosted their official hose cutting ceremony and open house to the public on Saturday, June 17.

Read more...

Cathy Forman Robison, age 70, returned to our Heavenly Father June 19, 2017 in Delta, Utah. She was born March 30, 1947 in Murray, Utah to Clifford Leon and Barbara Smith Forman. She graduated from Jordan High in 1964 and LDS Business College with an Associate Degree in Bookkeeping in 1965. Cathy was set up on a blind date with Stanley Keith Robison August 16, 1963 and they were sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on March 15, 1968. They lived in Draper for three years before moving to Delta, Utah in 1971. Cathy was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings in the Primary, Young Women’s, and Relief Society organizations. She was also an active Cub Scout leader for over 45 years. She received the Silver Beaver Award in 1995 and was named one of the first Influential Women in Scouting in the Utah National Parks Council in 2009. Cathy and Stan served missions together in three LDS Temples: Manti, Utah; Palmyra, New York; and Payson, Utah.

Cathy is survived by her husband: Stan; sons and daughters Shawn (Paige) Robison, Catrina (Robert) Wylie, Maline Robison, Christa (Jeffrey) Twitchell, R.L. (Amanda) Robison; brothers David (Eileen) Forman and Chad (Tracie) Forman; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

The family expresses their gratitude to all those who have rendered their service in caring for Cathy over the last six months.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 23rd at 11 am in the Delta 4th Ward LDS Chapel, 197 South 300 West, Delta, Utah. Viewings will be held Thursday, June 22nd from 6-8 pm at the Nickle Mortuary, 190 South Center, Delta, Utah and Friday at the chapel from 9:30-10:40 am prior to services.

Interment will be in the Fillmore City Cemetery at 2 pm.

Condolences may be left at www.nicklemortuary.com

Cecil Thurlow Jacobson, age 80, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 at his home in Oak City, Utah. He was born on February 9, 1937 in Delta, Utah, the second child and only son of the eight children of Wilmer Thurlow and Ada Anderson Jacobson. He was always a wild tease to he seven sisters. He graduated from Delta High School and then served in the Southwest Indian LDS Mission among the Hopi and Zuni tribes of Arizona. After returning, he spent some time as a logger in Washington and Oregon, then moved back to Salt Lake City. He served many years in the National Guard. He worked as a custodian and security guard for the properties of the LDS Church. He had a wonderful tenor voice and performed the Messiah on Temple Square every year as a member of the Salt Lake Oratorio Society. He loved being in the outdoors, traveling all over the northwest being a rockhounder. He loved animals and tenderly cared for his dogs, rabbits and chickens. He loved gardening and raised beautiful orchids.

Cecil is survived by his dogs: Ben & Buddy; sisters: Bertha Jacobson, Della Jacobson, Connie Moosman, Marilyn Schurtz, Nancy Oveson, Sheila Woodbury; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister: Vonita Bradbury.

A Graveside Service with military honors will be held on Saturday, June 24, at 1:00 PM at the Oak City Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.nicklemortuary.com

Loma LePriel Lovell Ashby Born: June 11, 1939 Died: June 16, 2017 Married: January 19, 1962

Preceded in death by her parents Welby George Lovell, and Alta Hermoine Hill.

Survived by her husband Arnold Ashby of 55 years; and children Jeff (Helen), Randon (Cindy), Anjanette (Mark) Jones, Durell (Jennifer), James (Audrey), Brian (Amie), and Alayne (Jed) Albiston; her sister Ethel Kimber; 34 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

Loma’s capacity for Christ-like love and charity was as big as her heart. She always found time to listen to and serve others. She always said that she had more time than anyone else, and that might account for her cherished collection of clocks.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 21st, 11:00 a.m. at South Jordan Highland Stake, 10200 S. 4000 W. Viewings will be held Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 5-8:00 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road and again Wednesday, 9:30-10:45 a.m. at the church.

Interment, Leamington Cemetery.

Please go to www.mcdougalfuneralhomes.com for an extended obituary.

Mary Katherine McBride Johnson, age 86, passed away June 18, 2017. She was born April 9, 1931 to Eugene and Lillian McBride in Fillmore, Utah.

She married Earl Teeples Johnson December 22, 1951. Together they raised four children: Kerry, Clark, Kathy and Cindi. Mary was a homemaker and worked on the farm while Earl was away from home working. She could set syphons to water with the best of them. She loved to go on the school fields trips as a chaperone. Mom taught 4-H to many of the youth in Holden, we benefitted from her cooking, sewing and knitting skills. She served as secretary of the Holden Water Association for many years and served on the town board, mom turned on the ceremonial gas valve when gas came into Holden. Mary was a beautiful quilter and made many quilts for her family.

She is survived by her children: son Clark (Laurie) Johnson, daughters Kathy (Brent) Bryan and Cindi (Chad) Nay. Four grandchildren: Justin (Julianne) Johnson, Brooke (Darren) Haas, Brady (Kelly) Johnson and Camyce (Matt) Huntington. Six great-grandchildren: Logan Johnson, Trisha Johnson, Alayna Haas, Wade Haas, Ainsley Haas and Emily Johnson. Brother: Jack McBride, Sister: Janet Nowell.

Preceeded in death by her husband Earl, son: Kerry, Parents: Gene and Lillian McBride, Siblings: Mack McBride and Barbara Reese.

Services for Mary will be Tuesday June 27, 2017 at 12:00 noon in the Holden Ward church. Viewing will be from 10:00-11:30 at the Holden Ward church. Interment in the Holden Town Cemetery. Online condolence rasmussenmortuary.com

On May 31, 2017 an amazing reunion took place in heaven, as our kind and loving 91 year old grandmother completed her journey here on earth.   Grandma was born April 6, 1926 in Holden Utah to Vorda and Nettie Hunter McKee.  She was one of nine children.

 

 

 

Grandma was a hard worker and spent time in her youth helping at her father’s store located on Holden’s main street.  She would often tell her granddaughters about peeling a lot of potatoes for their large family dinners, for this was one of her family jobs when she was young.

 

 

Grandma met and later married her sweetheart Weir W. Stevens on June 22, 1946. Together they were blessed with two children, Boyd W. and Vicki.  In 1962 Grandpa Stevens passed away leaving Grandma behind with their two children. Across town, Garr B. Ashby had lost his loving wife as well and was raising his two children, Bruce Bishop and Karen.  On September 5, 1963 they married, joining these two families, a true blessing.  Together Grandma and Grandpa ran the Holden Post Office where Grandpa Ashby was the postmaster.  None of us will forget stopping in there for a visit and getting a nice cold drink of water from a snow cone shaped cup or the two of them pulling up to our homes in their long red Pontiac Bonneville. Then in 1988 Grandpa Ashby too passed away.

 

 

Being with Grandma was always nice; older grandchildren remember going out back to the chicken coop to gather the eggs with her and carefully cleaning them at her copper brown kitchen sink.  Washing dishes with Grandma was always fun as she would often tell us, “It’s a mighty poor wiper who can’t wipe what the washer missed”.  Grandma enjoyed Diet Coke and sharing them with family and friends. Weekday afternoons found her sitting in her favorite blue chair watching her “plays”, as she called them.  Grandma took good care of herself.  She loved to go for walks every morning and evening with her sister, Bly. In fact the two of them were the Grand Marshals for the annual Holden Pioneer Day parade, but instead of having two elderly ladies ride in a fancy vehicle, they walked!  Well into her 80's this beautiful lady would jump up into her Ford Bronco or Ford pickup truck and make her way to Fillmore where she loved getting her hair done every Friday. Grandma also made the best applesauce/chocolate chip cookies.  She would make dozens of these along with yummy sugar cookies, some with pink frosting and others with just sprinkles.   

She introduced many of her grandchildren to Coke in a bottle, Cookie Crisp cereal, and Manwich Sloppy Joes.  Grandma will be fondly remembered for the many late nights of Yahtzee, in which she seemed to always win, along with the fabulous fish fries from her and Grandpa’s ice fishing trips.  Grandma always had a warm smile and hug for anyone who entered her home and always made sure her great grandchildren never left without a package or two of fruit snacks in their hand. She had a generous heart and would give freely to any charity or person in need. 

 

 

Grandma was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  She always served faithfully in her callings.  She spent countless years serving as a compassionate service leader and was well known for her homemade rolls which she baked for numerous funerals held in Holden.  She would often bring them to family gatherings as well, along with her famous lemon and banana jell-o salad.   Grandma loved singing in the Holden Ward Choir and never wanted to miss even a practice.  She was a member for as long as any of us can remember.

 

 

Grandma will always be remembered for her strength and perseverance.  In 2007 she would suffer more loss as her son, Boyd W., was taken with cancer followed by her daughter, Vicki, in 2011 with the same disease.  

 

 

Grandma was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings: Roma (Turner), Chad McKee, Bly (Nixon), Lola (Stevens),Voris (Bennett Bennion), Riley McKee, and Lex McKee, her husbands, a son and daughter, son-in-law Dean Denning, and grandsons: Bruce N. Ashby, Scott Ashby Denning, and Kevin Lee Stevens.  She is survived by her stepchildren: Bruce (Joan) Ashby, Bountiful; Karen Denning, Bountiful; daughter-in-law AnnaRae Stevens, Holden; son-in-law Lee R Crosland, Ferron; sister-in-law Phyllis McKee, Holden; and brother Jan (Carol) McKee, Bountiful. 

Grandma was a loving grandmother to 19 grandchildren and 54 great-grandchildren (with one on the way), and 15 great-great-grandchildren.  

 

 

Our family would like to thank Fillmore Community Medical Center extended care, Millard Care & Rehabilitation, and Intermountain Homecare & Hospice for their tender and loving care of our grandmother.

Services will be held Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Holden Ward, 100 East, 100 North.  A viewing will be held prior to the service from 11:30-12:30 in the Holden Ward Cultural Hall. Interment will be at the Holden Cemetery under the care of Rasmussen Mortuary.

 

 

Condolences and memories may be extended to the family online by visiting www.rasmussenmortuary.com