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Two geology field trips are being offered by the Great Basin College during the Fall Semester.  These are introductory classes with no prerequisites.

Ancient Lake Lahontan (Geol 299) on September 21-24.  2 credits.    Classroom meeting is Thursday at the Winnemucca Great Basin College Campus, Room 122 from 6-9 pm.  Travel on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to examine lake shorelines, tufa formations, hydrologic and volcanic features.  Many stops include the Blackrock Desert, Pyramid Lake, Walker Lake, Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, and the Truckee, Carson, Walker and Humboldt Rivers.  One night will be spent in Winnemucca and two nights in Fallon.

Railroad Valley and the Pancake Range on October 20-22.  1 credit.  Classroom meeting is Friday at the Ely Great Basin College Campus, Room 116 from 6-9 pm.  Travel on Saturday and Sunday to examine lake features, hot and cold springs, and supervolcanoes.  Many stops include the Big Warm Spring, artesian wells, and the Lunar Crater Volcanic Field.  Two nights will be spent in Ely.


Participants must be registered and complete required Team Travel and Class Waiver forms one week prior to class.  Travel is at student’s expense.  All maps, charts, and discussions will be provided.  Attendees must provide their own reliable transportation-preferably with four wheel drive.  Camera, binoculars, and other outdoor gear are recommended.

For more information or field trip details call Veronica Nelson, Ely Center Director at 775 289-3589 or course instructor John Breitrick at 775 238-0508.

Great Basin College is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education and governed by the Board of Regents. The college is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. 


On Sept 5, 2017, our dear Sandra June Young found peace after her courageous battle with cancer. She was born on November 9, 1978 in Flagstaff, Arizona to Joseph Lyle and RoseAnn Duncan Young.

Sandi was a very caring person, and as a mother she worked tirelessly for her boys. She loved singing, watching movies, going to soccer games, as well as boating, laughing, riding 4 wheelers and living life to the fullest. She will be greatly missed.

Sandi touched many lives in her too short of time on earth. Whether it was her beauty, her humor, her strength or one of her innumerable talents that you had the pleasure of enjoying, we all share the heartache today. Among the angels who greeted her, her Mother, Roseann Duncan Young and her Brother’s Troy Lance Young and Travis Lamel Young.

The heartbroken family that remains here are the love of her life, Doug Brian Fox, her sons Cole Lyle Petersen, Caden Wayne Petersen, and Cael Mark Petersen, her brothers, Joseph Lee (J.L.)(Angie Young), James Lamar (Jim)(Sharalee Young), (Mindy Young) Jon Landon(Christy Young), and her sister Karli JoAnn(Matt DeVall) and many more family members. 

The funeral services will be held at the Delta Utah Stake Center (125 White Sage Ave, Delta, Utah) on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm. There will be a viewing held prior to the funeral service from 11:00-12:30 pm at the Church. Interment will be in the Delta City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to www.sumortuary.com.

A donation account for her children is available at Zions Bank.

Probate No. 173700015 Estate of Warren Brent Overson, aka Warren B. Overson, deceased WAYNE K. OVERSON, whose address is 1167 West Prodo Vista Drive, West Valley City, UT 84119- 3925 has been appointed Personal Representative of the estate of the above-named decedent. Creditors of the estate are hereby notified to deliver or mail to the undersigned, a written statement of claim indicating its basis, the name and address of creditor, and the amount claimed or file a written statement of the claim with the Clerk of the Court, within three (3) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or be forever barred. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: September 6, 2017 DATED this 31st day of August, 2017. /s/ Wayne K. Overson WAYNE K. OVERSON RICHARD WADDINGHAM #4766 GREG GREATHOUSE #7725 WADDINGHAM & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Personal Representative 362 West Main Delta, UT 84624 (435) 864-2748 Published in the Millard County Chronicle Progress SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20, 2017.

Allen “T” Wardle, 75, of Tremonton, Utah, passed away on August 31, 2017 in Ogden, Utah. He was born on September 24, 1941 in Neola, Utah to Phyllis Jensen & Tal “M” Wardle.  He was raised in Neola, and also lived in Delta, Utah. He married Julia Ann Smith on January 22, 1965 in the Logan LDS Temple and together they raised six children.

Allen greatly enjoyed listening to music, particularly performances by his family, and found much pleasure in conversing about the “comings and goings” of the people around him, especially his grandchildren.

As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served a mission in Auckland, New Zealand, and served in numerous callings in the church. He was very active in the scouting program, where he was awarded the Silver Beaver award.

Allen attended Weber State University where he earned a two-year certificate. He worked for Autovon Telecommunications then spent over forty years working for the local telephone company in Delta and Tremonton. He retired in October of 1999, from Frontier Communications in Tremonton, Utah as the state manager.

Allen is survived by his wife, Julia; children, Troy (Beverly) Wardle, Deborah (Mark) Corbridge, Sherry (Dennis) Rushton, Lynette (Shawn) Barker, Laurel (Scott) Rowley, Blair (Heidi) Wardle, 20 grandchildren, four great grandchildren; and his siblings, Stanley Wardle, Jim (Cindy) Wardle, Ruth Marie (Kelsey) Andersen, and Howard (Mary) Wardle. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Laron Wardle.

Funeral services for Allen will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Tremonton Stake Center (660 N. 300 E.- Tremonton). Viewings will be held on Tuesday evening, September 5, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E.- Tremonton) and prior to the funeral service at the church from 9:30- 10:30 a.m. Interment in the Tremonton Riverview Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Bear River Valley Hospital and McKay-Dee Hospital.

 Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ruddfuneralhome.com 

July 19, 1939 ~ August 27, 2017

Darrell Wilford Willden, age 78, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 at his home in Delta, Utah surrounded by his daughters. He was born on July 19, 1939 in Delta, Utah the fourth of the six children of George Albert "Al" & Melba McClellan Willden. He grew up in Delta helping his father in many West Desert mines. When he entered Delta High School he already had a love for fixing engines and restoring cars. He would race anybody who pulled to the side of him at a stop sign. He enlisted in the US Army in February of 1959, serving in Fort Ord, California. While there, he was a member of the Honor Guard and marched in President Kennedy’s inaugural parade in 1961. He was discharged February of 1961. He married Marilyn Giles on July 1, 1961 in Delta, Utah. Because of the Berlin Crisis, he was called back into military service that November, and served at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri until August of 1962. He returned to Delta and worked with his father in the Willden Fluorspar Mine. He bought the only house on the shores of Gunnison Bend Reservoir, a small A-frame in the middle of yards of dirt paths and weeds. His friends all told him it was a silly decision, but later changed their tune as the Sherwood Shores community grew around his little house, and there are plenty of wonderful memories of the time his family spent on the water. Darrell and Marilyn later divored.

He worked many years for the Union Pacific Railroad as a roadmaster until he retired. Darrell joined the Millard County Search and Rescue Jeep Posse when he was 20 years old, and served in the unit until last year when his health began to fade. He has also served as an EMT.

Darrell’s favorite activities were restoring cars and participating in car shows, waterskiing, deer hunting, exploring the West Desert with his dad finding trilobites, arrowheads, topaz, quartz and geodes, having morning coffee with his friends at the Rancher, and especially spending time with his family. He could fix or build anything, and created lasting memories of seeing him cruising in his pink 56' Cadillac, 1914 Model T Ford, and 67' convertible Cadillac cars.

Darrell is survived by his daughters: Tonya Willden Johnson, Torrie (Josh) Conlon, Trudy Willden, and Tiffany (Robert) Lance; 24 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; siblings: Nye (Rudy) Willden, Bonnie (Paul) Carter, Carl (Nila) Willden; and many nieces and nephews he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by son: Todd Willden; granddaughter: Mackenzi Marie Willden; sisters: Clareen Forster and Gloria Martin.

Funeral Services with military honors and Posse Honor Guard will be held on Friday, September 1, at 11:00 am, at the Delta West LDS Stake Center, 188 N Main St, Hinckley. Viewings will be held on Thursday, 6 - 8 pm, at the Nickle Mortuary, 190 S Center, Delta; and Friday, 9:30-10:40 am, prior to the service. Burial will be in the Delta City Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.nicklemortuary.com

Neil Ellis Cook, 89, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017 in his home in Scipio, UT.



March 3, 1959 - August 23, 2017

Kevin Glayde Edwards (Bush), age 58, passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 23, 2017 at home in Meadow Utah. He was born on March 3, 1959 in Fillmore, Utah to Glayde and Sharon Edwards. His Junior year he left to serve in the national guard in Fort Knox, Kentucky. He returned home in February 1977 and graduated in May with his class at Millard high school. In 1978 he met the Love of his life and best friend Vickie Kay Orullian. They were married January 16th, 1981 in Fillmore, Utah. They had four children: Kimberly, Kaycie, Matthew, and Chantelle. He worked in the hay business until 1989 and then went to work for Utah Wyoming Freight lines (UW). He worked for them for eighteen years, during this time he made many friendships that he cherished. 


Some of the things he enjoyed were shooting guns, old western movies, reloading bullets, skeet shooting, his camo pj's, and his dogs (Rufus, Rowdy, Champ, and Bo). He was the camp chef and master dutch oven cook on all hunting and camping trips. He loved working on old trucks and fixing things in his shop. His amazing jerky will be missed by all who had the privilege of trying it. Arrowhead hunting was always something that he enjoyed and he had a story for every one in his collection. His chuckle will be remembered by all who knew him. His many fish aquariums were always a talking point for all who came to visit. The highlight of his life were his five grandchildren Tyra, Macie, Treygan, Rylee, and Miles.  However above all things he found the greatest joy in spending time with his family and creating memories that will last forever. 


Kevin is survived by his wife: Vickie; Children: Kimberly (Cole) Sorenson of Meadow, Utah; Kaycie (Heston) Smith of Littleton, Colorado; Matthew (Kiescha) Edwards of Meadow, Utah; Chantelle Edwards of Kanosh, Utah; Grandchildren: Tyra, Macie, Treygan, Rylee, Miles; parents: Sharon Labrum Edwards of Meadow, Utah; Glayde (Donna) Edwards of Meadow, Utah; Arlene Edwards and Fred Hernandez of Beaver, Utah; Mother-in-law: Phyllis Carter; Siblings: Lisa (Wynn) Olsen of Bennington, Idaho; Valerie (Bruce) Giles of Meadow, Utah; Jodi (Ace) Jones of Meadow, Utah; Jody Turpin of Beaver, Utah; Cory Edwards of Ely, Nevada; Becki (Brent) Pendleton of Minersville, Utah; His dog: Bo


Proceeded in death by: Grandparents: Venoy and Noreen Labrum; Joseph and Laura Edwards; Mel and Phyllis Quarnberg; Father-in-law: Wesley Carter; Niece: Angela Olsen; His dogs: Rufus, Rowdy, Champ 


A Visitation will be held Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Meadow Ward Chapel from 10:00 to 11:00 am. The Graveside service will be held at the Meadow Cemetery following the viewing. Family requests casual dress.  Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com.


Peggy Ann Carter Crane, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 in Delta, Utah. She was born on June 24, 1932 in Hinckley, Utah, the sixth of the 9 children of Byron B and Gladys Carrie Stewart Carter. Peggy attended Hinckley High School where she participated as a softball pitcher and was elected into the Rodeo Royalty. She was encouraged to go on a blind date with a young man from Delta. He was able to capture her heart, and she married Grant Allen Crane on September 8, 1950 in the Manti LDS Temple. Soon after Grant was drafted in the military. They moved to Fort Warden in Port Townsend, Washington until he was discharged and they moved back to Delta in 1953.


Peggy worked in the meat department of Quality Market, as a clerk at the Delmart store, and several years cleaning IPP. She enjoyed making many porcelain dolls and quilts, oil painting and participating in a square dancing club with her husband during the 50's. She loved to spend time with her friends, especially Helen Wright during their many activities. Her home was a warm and inviting place full of fun, and she was a great cook. All her grandkids called her house their favorite place.


Peggy is survived by her husband: Grant; daughter: Julie (Dan) Wood, Santa Clara, Utah; son-in-law: Tom (Luanne) Bladen; grandchildren: Wyatt, Garrett and Brandt Wood, Shanna Lee, Michael and Jay Bladen, Stacy Bleazard, Kari Haslem, Gina Ricks; step-grandchildren: John and Jesse Bennion, Ty and Matt Bladen; 32 great-grandchildren; brother: Sid Carter, Sparks, NV. She was preceded in death by her daughter: Wendy Bladen; siblings: Louise, Bud, Rex, Kennard, Jeff, Kitty and Doug.


Special thanks to Dr. Shamo, Cody Nielson, and Dr. Dekker and the staff at the Delta Community Hospital for their excellent care; and to sister-in-law, Betty Carter, for her constant devotion and kindness. and Eileen Wright for her friendship and service.


Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 26, 11 am, at the Delta 1st Ward, 222 West 200 North. Viewings will be held on Friday, 6:30-8:00 pm, at the Nickle Mortuary; and Saturday, 9:30-10:40 am, prior to the service. Condolences may be left at www.nicklemortuary.com


On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at the age of 85 years, 6 months and 20 days, a man who was a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, uncle, brother-in-law, nephew and cousin to many as well as being a remarkable friend, has passed away at his home on his farm in Abraham, Millard County, Utah where he desired to be in his final days on this earth. We know that he is rejoicing as he has been reunited with his forever sweetheart Norma “Nana.”

Kenneth was born on Wednesday, February 3, 1932 in Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona. He was the fourth child, and third son of Marion Plumb and Edith Cardon Thatcher. His siblings are Marion Paul, Leavitt Thomas, Edith, Morris Lorenzo and John Philip Thatcher.

Kenneth met his true eternal love in Chandler, Arizona at his brother’s home. On October 27, 1950 they were married and sealed for eternity at the Mesa LDS Temple, in Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona. He was a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints. He graduated from Chandler High School in 1950. Kenneth had a life-long love for farming, having done so starting in 1952 in Arizona until 1984, and since then in Abraham, Utah where he continued to run his dairy and farming operations, even cutting hay up until recently. He enthusiastically enjoyed flying his three different airplanes, most recently his Piper Tri-Pacer logging more than 5,000 hours until he reached the age of 82. He thoroughly had a passion for fishing and hunting. Most importantly, he had a deep and abiding love for his family and Savior. One of his most generous character traits was his overwhelming kindness and benevolence towards others with the receiving party never having any knowledge of it all. He gave of himself to others without caring about himself first.

He is predeceased by his wife Norma on September 12, 2012, his parents Marion and Edith, his brother Marion Paul, his sister Edith, grandson Timothy Bigelow and his dear cousin Harry Jones. He greatly enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Larry Smith, Clyde Bunker, Jeff Nye and his family.

He is survived by his children, Hazel Maben (George), Kenneth, Jr. (Lori), Merl, Carl (Robin), Doris Kanoff (David), Willard (Stacey) and Steve (Kimberly). He is also survived by his brothers Leavitt (Joyce), Morris (Carol) and John (Renee). He also leaves as part of his legacy twenty-six grandchildren and more than thirty great-grandchildren.

There will be a celebration of his life at the Olpin Stevens Funeral Home, 95 White Sage Avenue, Delta, Utah, on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com


Fillmore, Utah - Carl Thomas DeMolen, 68, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017 from an accident near Delta, Utah. He was born January 3, 1949 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to Francis and Lillian DeMolen. He was married to Meria Magdalena DeMolen.


In following Tom’s wishes no services will be held.  Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com