- Category: Obituaries
Kevin Chad Coats
June 16, 1982 ~ December 27, 2016
Kevin Chad Coats--our unfailingly generous, driven, and refined son, brother, and uncle-- passed away on December 27, 2016 in Logan, Utah. We loved him, and will miss him, dearly.
- Category: Legal Notices
The Delta City Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing in order to receive public comment on the proposed ordinance regulating development of solar energy systems within Delta City on Thursday, January 12, 2016 at 6:50 p.m. in the Delta City Council Chambers, located at 76 North 200 West, Delta, Utah, 84264. Interested parties are encouraged to attend the hearing. Published in Millard County Chronicle Progress on JANUARY 4, 2017.
- Category: Obituaries
Edith Anderson Finlinson, age 88, and Bryce Ray Finlinson, age 89, returned to their heavenly home together on Dec 21, 2016. They passed at the home of daughter, Jina Harris, in Perry, UT, where they had stayed the past 3 years. Edith had been on hospice care for over 6 months and was lovingly tended by Bryce and the hospice nurses. Bryce contracted a terminal case of pneumonia and passed away 8 hours after his wife at 2:45 am the next morning Dec 22, 2016. They were surrounded at this departure by their 8 surviving children and other family members.
There will be a viewing on Sunday Jan 1, 2017 from 6 to 9 pm at the Leamington LDS Church and again on Monday Jan 2, 2017 from 8:30 to 10:45 am at the Oak City LDS Church, followed by the funeral service at 12:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Oak City Cemetery.
- Written by Sam
- Category: Featured News
Mark Watson; Staff Reporter
After more than 50 years working out of its station at 41 N 200 W, the Delta Fire Department will move one block to the east in about two months.
“The date for completion of the building is Feb. 8,” said Delta Fire Chief Lynn Ashby.
Construction crews have moved inside now with temperatures dipping down to the single digits this week. The new station includes four drive-through bays and can house 12 large pieces of equipment. There were six bays in the old station, but they were shorter and not drive-through bays.
A large office greets visitors inside the building at the south entrance, and it could eventually be workspace for three people. There also is an office for the fire marshal. A kitchen and a large foyer are situated on the south side to handle any large gatherings. The south side of the building will be used for training.
“We can do a lot of training here for all the firefighters in the county,” Ashby said.
A spacious area upstairs will remain unfinished for now. The area will mostly likely become a bunkhouse for firefighters. Also, there is an upstairs area on the north side of the building that will be used for storage. Showers and decontamination stations are situated on the lower north side of the building.
Cost of the 18,000-squarefoot building is about $3 million with $2.3 million coming from grant money. The fire department has been planning the building for more than 10 years.
Ashby has been the fire chief for eight years, following in the footsteps of his father Bryce Ashby. He said there are 27 men volunteering as firemen.
“We visited fire stations in Utah, Nevada and Colorado when we were in the planning process,” Ashby said. “We wanted something for an area about our size, and Busk Construction had built one there that we liked. So this is similar to the Richfield Station.”
Ashby said there is always a need for firefighters. “It’s always hard to find and retain good firemen. There is a great sense of pride to be able to help someone in need,” Ashby said. “The nice thing about being a firefighter is that you are running toward a fire to help while others are running away. When a family sees firefighters on the scene they have the feeling that everything will be OK now,” Ashby said. “We will always have room for good volunteers."
- Category: Obituaries
CAROL TALBOT BISHOP HUNSAKER
Dec. 23, 1926 ~ Dec. 18, 2016
Carol Dean Talbot Bishop Hunsaker, age 89, passed away December 18, 2016 in Delta, Utah. She was born on December 23, 1926 in Hinckley, Utah, the oldest of eight children born to Arthur Loren and Golda Stewart Talbot. She grew up on the family farm in Hinckley. She graduated from Hinckley High School. She grew up next door to a fine young man, Eugene Harrison Bishop. Their friendship led to romance, and they were married on June 1, 1944, in the Manti LDS Temple.
She was a wonderful homemaker and mother to their 9 children. She was a faithful member of the LDS Church, serving as a Primary teacher, Cub Scouts Den Mother and Stake Cub Scout Leader, as activity leader and MIA President, and as Relief Society Teacher. She loved singing in the Hinckley Ward Choir. She volunteered several years in the Head Start Program. Carol loved baking, quilting, crocheting and sewing. For many years, she knitted and donated numerous scarves and hats to the church welfare program. In a single prolific year alone, she was able to produce and donate 220 items to help keep people warm during the winter.
Eugene died on June 11, 2003. She later married Howard Glen Hunsaker. He died on November 30, 2015. Her family is grateful for the care she received in the Millard Care Center, especially for the attention from Karen Malin.
Carol is survived by her children: Gwen (Joe) Jakusz, Arizona; Vicki (Dennis) Halsey, West Valley City; Craig Bishop, Oak City; Stanley Bishop, West Valley City; Bradley Bishop, Oak City; Douglas Bishop, West Valley City; Steven (Shaunda) Bishop, Enoch; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; sister: Linda Riding; brother: Jim (Diane) Talbot. She was preceded in death by her husbands: Eugene Bishop and Howard Hunsaker; son: Art; daughter: Rita Dansie; siblings: Cleone Talbot, Ila Little, Anna Lee Clayton, Elsie Hunsaker, Cecilia Payne Graham.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 20, 11:00 AM, at the Nickle Mortuary Chapel, 190 South Center St. Viewing will be held Tuesday, 9:30-10:40 AM, prior to the service. Burial will follow at the Hinckley Cemetery. Online condolences at www.nicklemortuary.com
- Written by Sam
- Category: Featured News
Millard High School (MHS) will be accepting nominations for the 2017 Hall of Fame until January 20, 2017.
The Hall of Fame was established to recognize MHS graduates who have excelled in their various areas of accomplishment. The dual intent is to provide current students with role models who have achieved at high levels without some of the perceived resource advantages associated with large city high school, and to acknowledge the dedicated efforts and successes of prior MHS graduates.
Nominations should include a resume of the nominee and any other pertinent information that would be of value to the committee. The nominee must be a graduate of Millard High School.
The Hall of Fame committee will meet in January to make the selection for 2017. The annual Hall of Fame program is now held in conjunction with Homecoming at Millard High School.
Nominations can be sent to:
Millard High School
Hall of Fame Committee
Attention: Sherry Paxton
200 West Center
Fillmore, UT 84631
- Category: Obituaries
Annette Moody Tippetts
Dec. 23, 1944 ~ Dec. 8, 2016
Early on the morning of Thursday, December 8, 2016 Annette Moody Tippetts left the last of our loving hugs and passed into the arms of God and family members awaiting her arrival on the other side. Annette was born December 23, 1944 in Delta, Utah to Juel Thurmon Moody and Eva Dean Pace Moody.
An amazing wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend, Annette excelled at whatever she did. As the eldest child in a farming family, and with great parents as teachers, she learned early the value of hard work and the importance of faith and family. Annette was a great example to the nine brothers and sisters who followed her. Music was a mainstay in the Moody home and here, also, Annette excelled. Understandable, since she had trained in angelic choirs before her arrival. After graduation from Delta High School, she attended BYU and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. Annette married Kay Christensen on July 23, 1965, later divorced. Married Paul D. Tippetts on August 7, 1986.
Annette was always well-informed and had a sharp mind. She delighted in travel and made a career of it. Blessed with the infectious laugh and quick wit of her father and the pure love and grace of her mother, Annette was loved by anyone who spent time with her. She would expertly do anything for anyone and took great delight in working behind the scenes - with no fanfare - to help fellow travelers in this life find adventure and beauty on the journey. Her home was the epicenter of activity and lodging for the great big diverse family she loved so much. You were always welcomed into her home…and she and Paul would likely make you a full breakfast. She was the anchor of her own news network, efficiently sharing the stories, trials, victories and events of interest to that same beloved family. One serious concern overheard during her brief hospital stay: “Who is going to let everyone know?”
Her prolific likes and comments on grandkids social media posts endeared “graneeane” to their generation as well. Even those who lived far away could feel her love, concern and interest in their lives. To her own six beautiful children, Annette was blessed to add another six of equal beauty; and she spent 30 years working with her sweetheart, Paul, to ensure that all twelve - and their spouses - felt welcome, loved and appreciated. Annette lived her life in service of others. A lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served lovingly and faithfully wherever she was called. She especially relished her work serving students in her BYU ward assignment. Annette truly was a high yield, low maintenance disciple of her Savior.
Dearest Annette, your sudden departure leaves a significant hole in the lives of the many you served and loved. We will try to honor your life and example by filling that void with service of our own to Light the World until we are reunited. We love you and have difficulty right now picturing life without you. Annette was preceded in death by her father: Juel Thurmon Moody; and daughter: Heather Christensen.
Survived by her beloved husband and best friend: Paul D. Tippetts of Spanish Fork; mother: Eva Dean Moody; children: Kara (Richard) Higginson, Jana (Eric) Hogenson, David (Jamie) Christensen, Natalie (Dan) Hooge, and Lara Christensen; stepchildren: Monica (Daryl) Hillyer, Travis (Sandy) Tippetts, Tamara (Kurt) Pulham, Tonia (David) Webb, Rose (Kenney) Davis, and Paula (Brayden) Richmond; siblings: Laura M Thomas Carver, J Grant (Adrianne) Moody, Dean (Patrice) Moody, Spencer (Jana) Moody, Marie (Ron) Wright, Evelyn (Jim) Warnick, David (Teresa) Moody, Margaret (Vaughn) Peterson and Jamison (Lorena) Moody; friend and father of her children: Kay Christensen; 45 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and almost countless nieces, nephews and friends of all of the above who she would consider family.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 13, at 11:00 AM, at the Canyon View LDS Stake Center Chapel, 989 S 2550 East, Spanish Fork. Viewings will be held at the Spanish Fork Canyon View LDS Stake Center on Monday, 6-8 PM; and Tuesday, 9:30-10:40 AM, prior to the service.
Burial will follow at 3:00 PM, at the Delta City Cemetery.
Online condolences at www.nicklemortuary.com
Special thanks to the angels at Utah Valley Regional Hospital who found a large room and lost the visiting hours rules so we could spend those precious hours together with our beautiful Annette.
- Category: Obituaries
Madge Cluff George
Jul. 7, 1927 ~ Dec. 11, 2016
Madge Cluff George, age 89, passed away in the Fillmore hospital, Sunday, December 11, 2016. She was born July 7, 1927 to Bert and Ruby Cluff in Fillmore, UT. Madge was preceded in death by her husband Orin W. George, sons Gardner, Neil and Chris. She was survived by her son Harold, and brothers Verne and Larry Cluff. Madge has 7 grandkids, and 12 great grandchildren. Madge's passion in life has always been her music and family. She taught many youth and family to play different musical instruments. She attended BYU musical school, learning and perfecting her piano skills.
Madge was a member of the LDS church and served in many capacities. She served a mission at Cove Fort, UT. She was stake dance director as well as many music capacities. Anyone that remembers Madge can attest to her beautiful and infectious smile. She would suffer often rather than feel she was burdening anyone. Her heart was always tender, caring about other's feelings. Madge has been suffering from major health issues for the last two years.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the Fillmore Stake Center chapel at 2:00 pm. A viewing will be held prior to the services from 12:30 to 1:30 pm at the Stake Center. Interment will be at the Kanosh Cemetery under the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home.
Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com.