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Jun. 13, 1921 ~ Dec. 23, 2017 


Our gentle friend, teacher, brother, father, grandfather and so much more to so many, Everett Blair Maxfield, passed away on December 23, 2017, after 96 amazing years of living.


Feb. 6, 1988 ~ Dec. 15, 2017

Jessica Broderick was born February 6, 1988 in Delta Utah to Michael and Kim Day Broderick who absolutely adored her.


August 13, 1921 ~ December 21, 2017

Roldo Max Bennett, age 96, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017 in Delta, Utah.


SALT LAKE CITY -- They'll be home for Christmas, and not just in their dreams.

Most of the 100-plus firefighters deployed to California this month to battle the Lilac and Thomas fires are now on their way home and should arrive before Christmas. For the most recent Thomas Fire, burning in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, the fire agencies were divided into five task forces. Three of those task forces left for Utah Tuesday.

North Utah 2 (South Jordan, Salt Lake City, West Jordan and Sandy) North Utah 3 (Provo, Layton, Wasatch County Fire District [Heber engine], Murray, Wasatch County Uintah City) Southwest Utah 2 (Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands; Price, Sterling, Castle Dale, Fairview, San Juan, Elsinore, Kane County and Richfield.)

A fourth task force, as well as the Draper engine and crew, was expected to leave Wednesday, Dec. 20. Southwest Utah 1 (Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, Washington City, Hurricane Valley, Cedar City and Kanab), are expected to arrive by Utah Dec. 23.

The fifth task force to demobilize, North Utah 1 (Unified Fire Authority, West Valley City), is expected to get on the road Saturday, Dec. 23. Utahns from each of these jurisdictions should be proud of their service.

"Utah was asked to help a fellow state in need, and our firefighters selflessly rose to the occasion," said Kris Hamlet, director of the Utah Division of Emergency Management (Utah DEM). "They were a tremendous asset, and their service was acknowledged as such by the State of California."

Utah DEM is the lead State of Utah agency for coordinating state-to-state mutual aid requests under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact.

July 10, 1946-November 22, 2017

Nancy Munster Jordt, 71, of Spring Creek, NV passed away on November 22, 2017 at home from complications due to COPD.


Jan. 11, 1968 ~ Dec. 15, 2017

Michael Shane Stewart was more than a name in this newspaper. He was a son to Vern and Sue Stewart, who joyfully adopted him into their hopeful and loving home, following his birth on January 11, 1968.


October 8, 2136 ~ December 15, 2017


Zelda Lee Rutherford Jackson age 81, passed away December 15, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family in Flowell, Utah. Zelda was born October 8, 1936 to Lorraine and Margaret McKassen Rutherford in New London, Iowa. She was one of 11 children. She met Merlin William Jackson in Las Vegas, Nevada. They married September 29, 1955 and later sealed there marriage on April 8, 2017 in the Payson, Utah LDS Temple. They made their home in Flowell, Utah where they raised 5 children.


Zelda is survived by her husband Merlin: children Merlin and Julie Jackson of Flowell; Bill and Jean Jackson of Fillmore; Mark and Carol Mitchell of Nephi; Daniel and Sharon Jackson of Genola; and Norman Jackson of Flowell: her siblings Kenneth Rutherford, Marcia Moreland, Carol Taulker, and David Rutherford. She has 93 grandchildren.


Funeral services will be held Tuesday December 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Flowell LDS Chapel with a viewing form 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. prior to services at the church. Interment in the Fillmore City Cemetery. Online condolence rasmussenmortuary.com

September 26, 1937 ~ December 11, 2017


Joyce Annette Stanworth McDermaid , age 80, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017 in Delta, Utah. She was born on September 26, 1937 in Delta, Utah to George Washington and Ethel Maxfield Stanworth. While attending Utah State University, she met George Ross McDermaid while waitressing at the Bluebird Café. They were married on September 19, 1958 in the Logan LDS Temple.


In her youth, she was mother’s helper assisting with the cooking, washing and cleaning for the family. She was a special babysitter and was loved by those she tended. After graduating from Delta High School, she earned an Associates Degree from the College of Southern Utah in Cedar City. She transferred to Utah State and worked at the Bluebird Café and as a teacher’s aide in Providence. After getting married, she worked as a bank manager at American Savings in Delta, as a clerk at Losee Lumber, and as a security guard at Intermountain Power. She loved to sew, cook, crochet, and had her favorite fishing pole for the fishing trips. She was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as Relief Society President, Primary and Sunday School Librarian.


Joyce is survived by her husband: Ross; sons and daughter: Todd Ross McDermaid, Jeffery Lee (Nikki) McDermaid, Annette McDermaid; grandchildren: Adam, Jaycie, Stevie, MacLyn, Mitch, Jennifer, Declay Parker, great grandchildren: Brix, Emma; brothers: Lyle Stanworth, Ward Stanworth, Howard Max Stanworth, Mike Stanworth. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Conard Stanworth, George Patten Stanworth; granddaughter: Paige McDermaid.


Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 18, at 11:00 am, in the Deseret-Oasis Ward LDS Chapel, 3423 West 4500 South. Friends may call at the Deseret-Oasis Church on Sunday evening, 6:30- 8:00 pm; and Monday, 9:30-10:40 am, prior to the services. Burial will be in the Oasis Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.nicklemortuary.com

March 23, 1944 ~ December 6, 2017


Daniel Leon Jackson, age 73, passed away on December 6, 2017 in Provo, Utah. He was born on March 23, 1944 in Farmington, New Mexico to Daniel East and Myrtle Meriam Madaris Jackson. He was adopted by Charles Stephen Jackson, along with his sister and brother, shortly after his mother and Charles were married. He married Janice Petersen in 1965. They had four children together: Kim, Laura, Brian, and Kelly.


Daniel "Leon" grew up in Delta, Colorado and Uravan, Colorado. He attended school in Nucla, Colorado, where he excelled in sports, especially baseball. Music was a big part of his life. He loved both listening to and playing music. He enjoyed sharing his talent playing the drums and guitar with his family and friends. When time allowed, he also enjoyed a good fishing trip.


Most important to him was his family. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was always so proud of everything they did. He always bragged about having the best-looking grandchildren.


Leon was a long haul truck driver and his job took him to all 48 of the contiguous United States. He was also a heavy machinery operator and worked in mines in Colorado, Utah, and Nevada.


He is survived by his daughters: Kim (Clyde) Shumway; Laura (Jim) Walker; sons: Brian L. Jackson; Kelly C. Jackson, all of Delta, UT; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents: Charles S. And Meriam Jackson; brother: Andy Jackson; sister: Virginia L. Jackson.


A Memorial Graveside Service will be held at a later date at the Delta (Colorado) Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.nicklemortuary.com

8/31/1924 ~ 12/11/2017


Betsy Doris Church Brown joined her eternal love Glenn Lowell Brown along with her son, grandson and greatest mentor, heavenly father after 93 years.


Grandma Brown is what she was known by most that she loved, served and encountered. She was the most independent woman I have ever known living her entire life without any caretakers as she was caring for others up until the day of her return to her creator.


In her younger years she enjoyed gardening on the farm in Delta with her dear husband, kids and grandkids creating memories some will never forget. She enjoyed the small things in life such as family fishing trips to Fishlake, baking peanut brittle just in time for the holidays, crocheting or quilting a blanket for a new baby in the family or keeping in contact with the many missionaries she so dearly adored.  Grandma Brown had "adopted" many kids and young adults as "grandkids" in the community that she loved so profoundly guiding them to follow the path of heavenly father.  She faithfully spent one day a month with troubled teens doing what she did best, being a grandma.  She would visit the boys once a month with cupcakes, ice cream and birthday cards individualized just for them. The boys looked forward to her visit each month just for a hug and to see her smiling face.  She was a great example to them, and for some, someone to look up to and respect.


Betsy "Doris" Church Brown or Grandma Brown to most will be DEEPLY missed by all who she touched the lives of.


She is survived by her sister Roma Christine Torgersen, her brother Delano "Dee" Church (Ethel), her daughters Darlene Drury and Pamela Gaz, five living grandchildren, many great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren with one due this month.


Proceeded in death by her son Gordon Lowell Brown, her parents Lorraine and George Church, her grandson Thayne G. Drury, three sisters, three brothers, and she joined the loving embrace of her everlasting love, her husband, Glenn Lowell Brown.


A graveside will be held Friday, December 15, 2017 at the Farmington City Cemetery at 3:00 PM.  A viewing will be held Friday, December 15, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:00 in the Delta 3rd and 4th Ward Chapel.  Online condolences can be offered www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com