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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

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

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.


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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.

Martha Dorothy Kruse Weeda 

Nov. 27, 1922 ~ Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016

Martha Dorothy Kruse Weeda, age 94, died on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 in St. George, Utah. Martha was born in Wakenda, Missouri on Nov. 27, 1922 to Henry and Alma Kruse. She married Elmer Weeda on Feb 20, 1948 in Creston, Iowa. They farmed in Iowa, Arizona and Utah. She moved to St. George in 2000.

Martha is survived by Sons and Daughters, Walter (Linda) Weeda of Sandy, Utah; Wilma May of Craig, Colorado; Lois; and Arnold (Serena) Weeda of Delta, Utah; 12 grand-children and 25 great grandchildren. Three sisters and one brother, Thelma Cahill of Prescott, Arizona, Pauline Armstrong of Coolidge, Arizona, Elizabeth Miller of Waldron, Arkansas, and Henry (Vera) Kruse of Florence, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer, her brother, Emiel, her son in law, George May, and a great grandson, Brighton Weeda.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 at the RJ Law Community Center, 75 W Main, Delta at 11 a.m. A viewing will be held that morning from 10:15 to 11 a.m.

Burial will be at the Delta Cemetery.

By: Norman Murray (c) 2016 

(December 3, 2016) During the early years of the last century, the advent of radio technology spawned activity among amateur enthusiasts. The early applications of wireless communication provided contact with ships at sea long before their arrival in port. As the level of activity increased, applications of the new technology became the object of government regulation so that today we have a variety of services, including the Amateur Radio service, licensed through the Federal Communications Commission.

Collectively, amateur radio operators pursue various interests engaging in local contacts through hand-held radios, or in long-distance communication by signal propagation around the earth, by links through satellites, or by reflection off the Moon. Depending on their licensed privileges, they may choose from a variety of modalities (for example, Morse code, digital, and voice). They communicate casually as conditions permit or by prior arrangement on an organized local, regional or national basis. Operators may join organized services to provide backup communications in emergencies to public agencies and private entities.

Some choose to participate at regular times in what are known as traffic nets for the purpose of originating, forwarding, and receiving formal messages for delivery. Such messages are known as Radiograms and may be sent to anyone within the United States or within any country having a bi-lateral treaty with the United States permitting such activity. The service is available to the general public at no charge. Messages are handled at the individual operator's discretion.

The operators handling a Radiogram pride themselves on rendering the message on delivery letter-for-letter the same as the original.

Anyone wishing to send such a message from a point of origin within the United States may engage the process by completing a Radiogram Request as follows:

Send a Radiogram – Today!

Need to communicate but lack the necessary means? If so, compose your message below and, after searching on the Internet at hamcall.net/search with your ZIP code for an amateur “Ham” radio operator near you, send your message through him/her.

Postal address:

Telephone number:

Message text of 25 words or less:


Handling instructions:

( ) Verify receipt; ( ) Get a return message

Give your request to an amateur radio operator who will handle your message. Operators will relay your message by radio to an operator near the message’s destination, where it can be delivered by making a local phone call, by postal mail, or in person. The service is free of charge. Rev 6


LaRayne Barkdull McAbee, 73, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in Provo, UT.  She was born February 17, 1943 in Delta, UT to Ursal Kimball and Leoma Holbrook Barkdull.  LaRayne married Jack McAbee on January 25, 1963.

LaRayne graduated from Millard High School class of 1962.  She lived in Bakersfield, CA form 1963-1966; from there they went to Redondo Beach, CA from 1966 to 1970; from 1971 to 1984 she lived in Westminster, CA;  she has lived in Fillmore ever since.

LaRayne is survived by her husband Jack McAbee; two children: Doug & JoDonna; one grandchild Eric Swan; Sisters: Dorothy & Caralyn.  She is preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law Mark Rorick; brothers: Delynn, LaVoy, Floyd, & Layton; sisters-in-law: Marlena and Dorothy.

A Viewing will be held Monday, December 5, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at Olpin Stevens Funeral Home Fillmore, UT.  A graveside service will be held following the viewing at 11:15 am at the Fillmore City Cemetery.  Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com.  


May 16, 1934 - November 28, 2016

Riverton, UT - MarJean passed away on November 28, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. She was born on May 16, 1934 in Delta, Utah to Earl and Unity Willden. She married Ray Dutson and later divorced, and married Max D. McCollin on May 16, 1958. 

MarJean had a passion for gardening and floral arrangements. She could always make something out of nothing! She was an amazing and loving grandmother, mom, wife, and sister. She loved taking the grandchildren out to the movies and for her favorite meal, ice cream and fries. She would always see the good in everyone and find the positive in every situation. The underdogs were always her friends. She would never go far without her Pekingese. She was a very strong woman and had overcome much adversity her whole life. Everyone who rode with her from Salt Lake to Delta will remember the “wee’s” around Utah Lake! No one could get there faster. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her. 

MarJean is survived by her son, Dennis (Teresa) Dutson, daugthers, Cris (Lyle) Kump, Susan (Ed) Edwards, sisters, Myrle and Yvonna, brother, Dean, nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, her dog Kami, and her cat Tigger.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Max McCollin, and sons, Curtis and Bruce McCollin.

Graveside services will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Memorial Redwood Mortuary, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, with a viewing 2 hours prior. 

A special thanks to granddaughter Bobbie for always keeping her beautiful.

The family would like to thank Inspiration Hospice for all their help and kindness.

July 9, 1933 ~ November 23, 2016

Karma Warner Mathews went home to Heavenly Father and her loving parents on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 5:35 P.M. at age 83. She was surrounded by loved ones and passed away after a valiant and brave effort to overcome injuries from a fall.

Karma was born in Fillmore, Utah, on July 9, 1933. She was the only child of Carl Julius Warner and Helen Afton Tomkinson, who loved her very dearly. She graduated from Millard High School, where she was a straight-A student and the Future Farmers of America Queen.

On January 26, 1950, Karma married the love of her life, Dale Stevens Mathews. They lived most of their married life in West Jordan, Utah. They were blessed with four children, and Karma was the best wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother imaginable. She delighted in serving her family and made everyone feel special, especially the kids. She made countless quilts, Christmas calendars, and holiday decorations and created countless craft projects for the kids in the family to make. She was a wonderful cook and a talented doll maker with an impressive collection of hand-painted ceramic dolls.

As a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Karma willingly served in many positions, especially in Relief Society. She helped many children as an elementary school reading aide.

She was an angel, beautiful inside and out, and lived life to the fullest. Words cannot express what a hard worker and lovely person she was and how very dearly she will be missed. She is survived by her husband, Dale, and children Kim Egginton (Brad), Warner (Laura), Lori Helm (Dave), and Todd (Lauri.)

Friends and family may call at the 1st and 4th Ward LDS Church at 330 E 500 S, Fillmore, UT. The viewing is from 6 to 8 P.M. on Monday, November 28, and from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, Nov 29, followed by the funeral at 11:00 A.M. Interment in the Fillmore City Cemetery. Online condolence rasmussenmortuary.com

February 11, 1933 ~ November 21, 2016

Lawrence "Larry" Lynn Densley, age 83 of Oak City, passed away peacefully on November 21, 2016. He was born at his family home on February 11, 1933 in Riverton, Utah to Aaron Lynn and Vera May Porter Densley. He was the baby of the family, and was loved and spoiled by his older sisters, Marjorie and Janice. He began working at Riverton Motor at the age of 9 and began a love affair with cars that continued throughout his life.

After graduating from Jordan High School in 1951, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served in the Seabees aboard the USS Sperry and USS Bushnell. In 1955, a visit to St. Mark's Hospital after being bucked from a horse led him to ask out a pretty student nurse by the name of Margaret Anne Sheriff. They eloped and were married in Elko, Nevada on July 24, 1955. They were later sealed for time and eternity in the Manti LDS Temple on April 27, 1963.

He worked at various jobs throughout his life, working for Los Angeles County (CA), the Ogden Ironworks, and as a truck driver. In 1969, Larry and Margaret moved their family to Oak City; and he went to work at Brush Wellman where he made lifelong friends. His most recent job was with Sahara Motors delivering cars. He loved his co-workers at Sahara like his own family.

Larry loved talking to people, and had many friends all over town. He loved driving and hitting the open road. His greatest joy was his family, and he loved nothing better than having them around him.

He is survived by his children: Colleen D. (Lynn) Banks; David L. (Paula) Densley; Quinn S. Densley; and Aaron W. (Barbara) Densley. He was a loving grandfather to Paige B. Shelton, Kellie B. Thayne, Adam L. Banks, Corinn B. Sessions, Kiersten R. Densley, Drew D. Densley, Macey L. Smith, and Jill Lloyd; and great-grandfather of 9. He was preceded in death by his wife: Margaret S. Densley; son: Larry S. Densley; parents: A. Lynn and Vera P. Densley; sisters: Marjorie D. Martin and Janice D. Steadman; and a brother: Ray Densley.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 28, at 12:00 Noon, at the Oak City LDS Chapel, 35 East Center St. Viewings will be held Sunday, 6:00-8:00 p.m., at the Nickle Mortuary, 190 S Center St; and Monday, 10:30-11:40 a.m., prior to the service. Interment with military rites will be in the Oak City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, we encourage people to make a donation to the Purple Heart Foundation at www.purpleheartfoundation.org. Online condolences may be left at www.nicklemortuary.com