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Apr.17, 1976 ~ Jan. 1, 2017

Nelson Dean Stringer, age 40, passed away on January 1, 2017 in Fairplay, Colorado.


Earl Teeples Johnson, age 83, passed away January 7, 2017 in Cedar City, Utah.


Sandra Jean McBride White

Dec. 19, 1939 ~ Jan. 5, 2017

Sandra Jean McBride White, age 77, of Kanosh, UT passed to the other side of the veil January 5, 2017 in Provo, UT.


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.


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.

Fred M. Turner

Jul. 8, 1945 ~ Dec. 27, 2016

Fred M Turner, age 71, died peacefully on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at the Franciscan Hospice House in University Place, Washington surrounded by loved ones.



Mar. 16, 1923 ~ Dec. 25, 2016

Ruth Stewart Rappleye, age 93, passed away on December 25, 2016 in Fort Mohave, Arizona.


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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.

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."



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