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Jennifer Sue Rosier Wickham

October 28, 2012

Jennifer Sue Rosier Wickham, at age 42, succumbed to complications from surgery on Sunday, October 28, 2012. On November 13, 1969 at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, Indiana, Jennifer was the first born of John and Sue Rosier. Although she always wanted to be an only child, she was joined by nine siblings over the next 17 years. She didn't meet her father until she was four months old,...
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Jerrline Mary Andersen

May 4, 2012 - October 27, 2012

Jerrline Mary Andersen (Jerry), age 77, of Payson, Utah passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Mountain View Hospital. She was born on May 4, 1935 in Provo to Eric Jerry and Alein Boardman Mattson. She married Kenneth Melvin Laird on September 21, 1953; he passed away on May 19, 1960. Jerrline then married John Gardner Andersen on May 26, 1962. Their marriage was later solemnized in the...
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Loretta Shugart Taylor

October 29, 1936 - October 10, 2012

Our Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Great-great Grandmother returned to our loving Heavenly Father, surrounded by her sweetheart and family in her home in Payson Utah on October 10, 2012. Loretta was born October 29, 1936 to parents Golden J Shugart and Geneve Porter Shugart in Esclante, Utah. She grew up in Payson,Utah. She married Ferris Earley, they divorced. ...
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Shirley Alene Hardman

May 22, 1926 - October 9, 2012

Shirley Alene Hardman returned to her Heavenly Father peacefully on October 9th, 2012 surrounded by her family while birds sang in the background. She was just one month short of her 70th wedding anniversary to her true love. She was born on May, 22nd 1926 to William and Nora Milliner in Kamas, Utah. She married the love of her life and best friend, Harry T. Hardman, on November 18th 1942 and...
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Charles Patrick Driscoll

June 14, 1980 - October 5, 2012

Charles Patrick Driscoll, age 32 of Payson, beloved son, brother, father, uncle and friend, passed away suddenly Friday, October 5, 2012. "Pat" was born June 14, 1980 in Provo, Utah to Charles S. and Ann H. Driscoll. He was raised in Payson and attended local schools and graduated in the Class of 1998 from Payson High School and LDS Seminary. He also attended UVSC. Patrick had a "beautiful...
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Afton R Haskell

September 3, 1924 - October 1, 2012

Afton R Haskell, age 88 of Payson, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, October 1, 2012, after a long, happy life. He was born Sept. 3, 1924 to LeRoy and Charlotta Carter Haskell, the 7th of 9 children. He was born, grew up and lived his entire life in the valley East of Payson, affectionately known as Haskellville. He graduated from Payson High School and LDS Seminary. He served in the...
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Colleen Thomas

September 29, 2012

Colleen Walker Thomas, 81, passed away on September 29, in Spanish Fork. She was born March 24, 1931, in Payson to Alice and Henry Schwab. She married her sweetheart Earl Walker, January 7, 1949, their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple, June 13, 1964. They had many happy years together before his death. Throughout the years, she was inseparable from her sisters, Elaine Robbins...
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Katherine Schofield

December 13, 1920 - September 25, 2012

Our sweet wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Katherine Dixon Schofield passed away at home on September 25, 2012, in Payson, Utah. Katherine was born on December 13, 1920, in Echo, Utah to Harvey Dixon Jr., and Emily Sarah Grow Dixon. She married Arthur Wayne Schofield on October 24, 1941 in Malad, Idaho. Their marriage was later solemnized on November 18, 1965 in the Oakland...
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Gary Dean Sillitoe

November 13, 1965 - September 22, 2012

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, Gary Dean Sillitoe, age 46 of Nephi passed away Saturday, September 22, 2012. He was born November 11, 1965 in Price, Utah to Jay Dean & Phyllis Frandsen Sillitoe. He married his High School Sweetheart, Jody Ann Black, August 2, 1986 in Price, Utah. Gary was a hard worker. He loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting and camping. He...
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Larry L Howard

April 26, 1937 - September 12, 2012

"Together Again" Our loving father, Larry L. Howard, age 75 of Payson, passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012 after a long hard fight with cancer. He was born April 26, 1937 in Payson, Utah to Mary Ellen Topham and Walter Howard. He was raised by Wells and Vera Cloward. He married his Eternal Companion, Coleen Finlayson, December 12, 1968 in the Manti LDS Temple. She preceded him in...
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Clinton Philip Ballard

August 7, 1980 - September 6, 2012

Our beloved son, brother, uncle, grandson and friend Clinton Philip Ballard age 32 of Payson, returned to his heavenly father Thursday September 6, 2012. He was born August 7,1980 in Payson, Utah to Stanley and Marilyn Ballard. He served an honorable LDS mission, he influenced so many lives while serving in Jamaica. Clint loved sports, particularly baseball and the Boston Red Sox. The...
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Sharol Wallace Roundy

January 21, 1937 - August 25, 2012

Sharol Wallace Roundy, 75. Died August 25th, 2012 surrounded by family. A memorial service will be held at Veterans Memorial Park 17111 Camp Williams Road Bluffdale, Utah. On Tuesday August,28th 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Sharol was born January 21st,1937 to Wallace and Sylvia Roundy in Logan,Utah. Sharol graduated from Juab High School in Nephi Ut. He joined the Airforce and met and married his...
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Sally Ann Senn Peay

June 9, 1941 - August 23, 2012

Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend Sally Ann Peay returned home to her Heavenly Father on Aug. 23, 2012 after a long illness. She was born June 9, 1941 in Payson, Utah to Walter and Cecil Swain Senn. She married Jim Pfouts and they were later divorced. She married Dean Peay in Santaquin, Utah. He preceded her in death. She spent many years caring for others as a nurse...
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Leora Yvonne Bjarnson

October 27, 1927 - August 15, 2012

Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Leora Yvonne Merrill Bjarnson, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2012. She lived 84 wonderful years. She was born October 27, 1927 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Joseph Ernest and Grace Anna Nielsen Merrill. She married Shirley Eugene Bjarnson, December 4, 1948. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. Yvonne was an...
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Lola McDonald Merrill

May 16, 1921 - August 8, 2012

Lola McDonald Steele Merrill, age 91 of Payson, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at Parkway Health Center in Payson. She was born May 16, 1921 in Lehi, Utah to Giles and Maud Webb McDonald. She married Thomas Peer and they were sealed in the Manti LDS Temple. He passed away and she married Bill Humphries and they were later divorced. She married George Steele, he preceded her in death....
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Karen Marie Buys

May 25, 1952 - August 7, 2012

Karen Marie Buys age 60, passed away in her home on August 7, 2012. She was born on May 25, 1952 in Payson, UT to Ray A. and Marie Patton Buys. She married Kirk C. Jacobson on January 15, 1971, they later divorced. They had three children together: Kory, Koby and Kristopher. Karen graduated from Payson High School. She held a Bachelor's Degree in Dance. She worked for Muir Roberts for...
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Terry Lee Larsen

November 10, 1954 - July 26, 2012

Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Terry Lee Larsen, age 57 of Santaquin, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012 at Mtn. View Hospital. He was born November 10, 1954 in Pamona, California to Whitey and Carol Sandin Larsen. He married Terrie Lynne Purkiss, November 23, 1974 in Panorama City, California. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Los Angeles LDS Temple. Survivors include: his...
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Margaret Ann Hopkins

March 30, 1931 - July 22, 2012

Margaret Ann Hopkins, age 81, our dear mother, and friend, passed away July 22, 2012 in Orem, Utah. Margaret affectionately known as Maggie, was born in La Grande, Oregon to Christopher and Iris Hunt on March 30, 1931. She married Olin Moore Hopkins on June 5, 1949 in Baker, Oregon. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake City Temple, and their children sealed to them. Mom was...
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Brittany K Miller

July 22, 1981 - July 20, 2012

Brittany K Miller was born July 22, 1981 in Payson, Utah to Oliver and Sue Miller. Brittany returned to her loving Heavenly Fathers arms on Friday July 20th, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona. She attended Payson High School and graduated in 1999. She enjoyed reading, writing, snowboarding, hiking, and many other outdoor activities. Above all other things, Brittany loved being a mother, her son Kayden...
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Patricia Ann Haskell Downing

November 10, 1950 - July 20, 2012

Patricia Ann Haskell Downing beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend was called home Friday, July 20, 2012. She left her handprint on the hearts of many people and touched many lives with her love. Forever, for always, and no matter what we love you. She is preceded in death by her son Sidney David Thomas. She is survived by her husband, Mark E. Downing, and her children Perry ...
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William K.C. Wright

December 21, 1975 - July 4, 2012

KC returned to the arms of his loving mother July 4, 2012. He was born William K. C. Wright December 21, 1975 in Provo to Doug and Linda Wright. A loving son, brother, uncle, friend to all. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and his dog Nauvoo. KC graduated from Payson High School in 1994. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family, especially his nieces and nephews. He was the...
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Ronald Lynn Miller

May 19, 1927 - July 4, 2012

Ronald Lynn Miller, age 85 of Sandy, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2012. He was born May 19, 1927 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Ruby Irene Steward and Walter James Miller. He married Betty Andrus, June 25, 1948 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He was the loving father of 9 children, Jeri Lynne (Sid) Maughan, Janet Lee (Michael) DeWitt, Sharyll Ann (Harlan) Madsen, James Andrus (Sharon) Miller,...
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George Douglas Davis

October 21, 1930 - July 3, 2012

George Douglas Davis (Doug) left this life to return to his Heavenly Father on July 3 supported by his family and loved ones. He was surrounded by joy and laughter, and was given full patriotic military honors by the staff of the VA Hospital. He had finally won his years-long battle with Alzheimer's. Dad's passing was perfectly timed with the celebration of our Nation's Independence Day. He was...
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Henry Lawrence Mower

August 28, 1919 - June 29, 2012

Henry Lawrence Mower left us peacefully June 29, 2012 two months shy of his 93rd birthday. He is now reunited with his wife after 2 long years without her. He was born August 28, 1919 in Fairview, Utah to Ray and Florence Spence Mower. Dad spent his early years in Fairview. As a teenager he spent his summers herding sheep, which led him to move to Spring Lake. It was while living there...
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Heber Brent Bagley

June 10, 1953 - June 28, 2012

Heber Brent Bagley Heber Brent Bagley passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012 of liver disease. He was born in Payson, Utah on June 10, 1953 to Heber Clay and Ruth Gatley Bagley. Brent married Christine Mitchell and they were later divorced. He loved fishing, playing pool and darts, his dog Patches and visiting with friends. He was a large man with a kind, loving and forgiving heart. He loved...
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Patrick Steven Marino

November 17, 1969 - June 25, 2012

This is Dave, Pat's brother. To all of his friends I want you to know that he died today. Pat decided that he no longer wanted to be ravaged by his Multiple Sclerosis. He went out on his term and I honored his wishes. He wanted me to tell all of you that he is going to miss all of you! He did not want a funeral, and instead wanted to have everyone drink in his honor. So everyone, raise your...
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Fern Peterson Johnson

October 10, 1923 - June 11, 2012

"Together Again" Fern Peterson Johnson passed away Monday, June 11, 2012 at her home in Payson. She wass 88. She was born October 10, 1923 in Loa, Utah to Thomas Jerid and Margaret Elen Taylor Peterson. She married Ellis Jonas Johnson In Malad, Idaho on September 17, 1941. They were later sealed in the Provo LDS Temple on October 7, 2006. She retired from Signetics in Orem after 20 years of...
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Joyce Butterfield Saunders

January 25, 1933 - June 6, 2012

Joyce Butterfield Saunders joined her loved ones in heaven on June 6, 2012. She was born on January 25, 1933 in Murray, UT to Edward E. Butterfield & Mary Alpha Richardson Butterfield. She graduated from Murray High School in 1951 where she was a cheerleader and active in many school activities. Joyce's first employment after high school was Grants Variety Store after which she worked for Mtn...
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Lester Dale "Moe" Sands

November 9, 1968 - June 2, 2012

Lester Dale "Moe" Sands passed away on June 2, 2012 after battling a long illness.  He was born November 9, 1968 to Ernest Sands Sr and Penelope Zellers in Gary, Indiana.  Lester will always be remembered as a kind, loving, family man who would do anything he could to help anyone in need.  He loved his family and friends and wasn't afraid to show it with his one-of-a-kind sense of...
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Debra Ann Hansen Johnson

April 20, 1955 - May 30, 2012

Debra Ann Hansen Johnson passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 after a brief battle with cancer. Deb was born April 20, 1955 in Payson, Utah to Fred and Fonda Hansen. She graduated from Payson High School. Debra loved fishing, camping, playing cards, drinking Diet Pepsi from a bottle, family reunions, and most of all making friends with everyone. The love of her...
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Kenneth Ellwood Weaver

June 8, 1934 - May 20, 2012

Kenneth (Ken) Elwood Weaver, age 77, passed away in his Genola home surrounded by his loved ones on Sunday, May 20th, 2012.  Ken was born June 08, 1934 in Salt Lake City, Utah where he lived, worked, and completed his formal education. After graduating from East High School, Ken enlisted and proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, spending the majority of his time in Hawaii...
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Ferron Hale Pickering

February 11, 1940 - May 19, 2012

Hale passed peacefully away on May 19, 2012 at his home in South Jordan after a courageous 6 month battle with kidney cancer. He was surrounded by family and friends. Though he was suffering, his sense of humor remained until the very end. (To all who knew him, that will come as no surprise.) He was born on February 11, 1940 in Payson, Utah to Ferron and Madeline Pickering. He attended...
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Ida Irene Francom Garbett

January 1, 1944 - May 19, 2012

Ida Irene Garbett, 68, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah. She returned home to Heavenly Father, surrounded by several family members. Irene was born on January 1, 1944 in Payson, Utah to Earl Lester Francom and Jean Irene Roberts. Earl and Jean later divorced and Earl married LaRene Glover Francom. Irene's first husband, Del Roy...
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Elmo James Patterson

December 12, 1920 - May 17, 2012

Elmo James Patterson, 91, passed peacefully from this life at home in his sleep on Thursday, May 17, 2012. Elmo was born on December 12, 1920 to Lewis and Sarah Patterson of Beaver, Utah. Shortly after graduating from Beaver High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy. He served his country honorably and with valor during the attacks on Pearl Harbor, saving many lives with his selfless...
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Ida May Palmer Hurst

March 18, 1916 - April 30, 2012

Ida May Palmer Hurst, age 96 of Payson, passed away Monday, April 30, 2012 at her home. She was born March 18, 1916 in Moab, Utah to Milton Edwin and Nora May Dalton Johnson, the 3rd of 12 children. She married Edson Lavell Palmer, December 23, 1933 in Moab, Utah. Their marriage was solemnized March 13, 1959 in the Manti, Temple. He preceded her in death on December 31, 1988. She married...
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Phyllis Evelyn Tice Thomas

January 12, 1922 - April 28, 2012

Phyllis Evelyn Tice Thomas passed away at her home on April 28, 2012, surrounded by family. Phyllis was born January 12, 1922, in Redgranite, Wisconsin to Guy G. & Gertrude (Wagner) Tice. She married her sweetheart, John Wesley Thomas, on November 27, 1946 & they were later sealed in the LDS Los Angeles Temple. They were blessed with two daughters: Linda and Catherine (Kit). Phyllis was...
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Thomas Franklin Law

July 23, 1923 - April 25, 2012

Thomas Franklin Law, age 88 of Salem, Utah, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at his home. He was born July 23, 1923 in Payson, Utah to Jordan Albert and Jesse Luticia Clark Law. He married Bonnie Jean McBeth, April 5, 1947 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple April 20, 1983. She passed away February 18, 2008. He married June Virginia...
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Chelsi Cox

January 22, 1987 - April 21, 2012

Chelsi J. Cox, age 25, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 21, 2012 in Wasilla, Alaska. Chelsi was the daughter of Mark and Joan Cox. She was born in Evanston, Wyoming on January 22, 1987. She graduated from Alaska's Eagle River, Chugiak High School in 2005. While living in Eagle River, she worked at OK Nails and eventually purchased the franchise as owner and manager at the young age...
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Deon D. Gray

November 4, 1921 - April 16, 2012

Deon Daniels Gray beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother peacefully passed away on April 16, 2012.  She was born in Payson, Utah, November 4, 1921, to John Joseph Daniels Jr. and Cora Ladell Harper Daniels. She married Richard Fearn Gray (Dick) on December 13, 1946 they were later sealed in the Provo Temple.  They lived in Payson where they raised their three children and dearly...
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Sharon Pulsipher

April 10, 2012

Sharon L Pulsipher, 76, passed away April 10 in Kent, Washington. Born in Minersville, Utah, Sharon lived in Washington since 1996. She was preceded in death by her husband Keith, their daughter Laurie and son William. She is survived by her sons Jeff and Jon, 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Sharon served in many capacities in her church. Visitation and funeral will be held April...
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Nadine Davis Marvin

October 10, 1933 - March 24, 2012

Nadine Davis Marvin born October 10, 1933 to Charles Ralph and Verda Allan Davis in Dividend, Utah, the fourth of five children. She passed away peacefully at her home in Payson, Utah on March 24, 2012. She married her high school sweetheart, Carl Marvin, on September 18th 1952 in Payson, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple on July 19, 1954. They are the parents of...
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Hismael "Milo" Alvarado

December 28, 1952 - March 24, 2012

Hismael "Milo" Alvarado passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 24, 2012 after a brave fight with cancer. He was born December 28, 1952 in Tlaltenango, Zacatecas, Mexico to Maria Del Real and Atilano Alvarado. He emigrated to the United States at the very young age of 17 and came to Utah in 1971. He worked at the Burgin Mine in Eureka for a few years and then worked for different...
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Dan Ruben Carter

January 15, 1932 - March 23, 2012

Dan Reuben Carter, 80, passed away on March 23, 2012 in Payson, Utah. Dan was born on January 15, 1932 to Reuben and Marinda Carter in Spring Lake, Utah. He attended school in Spring Lake and Payson, graduating from Payson High School in 1951. He enlisted in the Army in 1952 and fought in the Korean War. Dan worked in construction and as a painter in several large cabinet shops. ...
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Larry Blaine Loveless

June 19, 1948 - March 23, 2012

Larry Blaine Loveless, age 63, passed away March 23, 2012. He was born June 19, 1948 in Payson, Utah to Blaine and Lorraine Openshaw Loveless. Larry was raised in Payson and graduated from Payson High School. He then spent two years in Germany with the Navy. He worked at Geneva Steel and then he moved to Sandy and went on to work at the Utah National Guard Headquarters in Draper. He was a...
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Sheila Evelyn Price Herbert

January 23, 1948 - March 23, 2012

Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed way after battling cancer. She was born in Wilmington, NC on January 23, 1948. She attended college at BYU and was married to her husband Dale in the Salt Lake temple on February 23, 1968. Sheila had a great love of music. She played the piano and organ for most of her life and also sang in different choirs and musical groups. She also had a...
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Raymond "Hooner" Montague

April 16, 1921 - March 20, 2012

On Tuesday, March 20, 2012 our beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend, Raymond Lucas Montague, slipped quietly from this mortal life into the arms of many who were waiting to welcome him home. Our father Raymond was born April 16, to Lillian and Leslie Montague in Payson, Utah. He married Bernice Butler, on October 2, 1948 in Reno, Nevada. On June 25, 1963 they were...
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Helen Delsa Law Burton

November 14, 1931 - March 15, 2012

HELEN DELSA LAW BURTON was bom on November 14, 1931 to Jordan Albert and Jessie Lutisha Clark Law in Payson, Utah the seventh of nine children. She died on March 15, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona. She married Joseph Sherman Burton on April 21, 1950 in the Manti, Utah LDS Temple. They were the parents of 5 children: Lynette (Jalynn) Steele; Joseph David Burton; Rebecca (Steven) Prescott; Jefferson...
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Idonna Walker Crook

September 20, 1928 - March 15, 2012

Helen Idonna Walker Crook, age 83 of Santaquin, Utah passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012. She was born September 20, 1928 in Cedar City, Utah to Joseph Walter and Mary Lillian Stevenson Walker. She married Oscar Doyle Crook on September 14, 1946 in Santaquin. Their marriage was later solemnized in the St. George Temple. Idonna graduated from Payson High School. She worked as a...
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Mariam Taylor Mikesell

September 3, 1923 - March 13, 2012

Mariam Taylor Mikesell, our sweet mother, grandmother, sister and aunt passed away March 13, 2012 at the age of 88. She passed in her sleep after complications from a stroke. She was the sixth child of eight children born to Leonard Jabez Taylor and Zella Mae Cranmer in Springville, Utah. Mariam loved and honored her parents. She often reminisced how she never heard a cross word spoke between her...
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David Wilton Clair

April 7, 1936 - March 6, 2012

Beloved husband, father, and grandfather, David Wilton Clair passed away on March 6, 2012 in Payson, Utah.  He was born April 7, 1936 in Price, Carbon County, Utah to Cecil D. and Loraine Liddell Clair. He served in the US Marine Corps from 1953-1956 and in the Western, Canadian Mission from 1956-1958.  On December 17, 1960, he married Margaret Maxwell in the St. George LDS Temple.  He...
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John W Harn

July 20, 1952 - March 6, 2012

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend and hero passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012. John was born July 20, 1952 at Camp Cook, California to John R. and Freda Harn. He married Wendy Peterson August 23, 1972 in Santaquin, Utah. He served in the Army during the Viet Nam Conflict and also served in Saudi Arabia as a civil servant during Operation Desert Storm. John retired...
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Jay Arnold Thomas

May 26, 1946 - March 5, 2012

Jay Arnold Thomas, 65, of Payson, Utah, died at home of complications from acute leukemia surrounded by his family in the early morning hours of March 5, 2012. Jay was born May 26th, 1946 in Provo, Utah to Joseph Arnold and Norma Payne Thomas. He graduated from Spanish Fork High School in 1964. He was employed as a welder at Geneva Steel for 22 years and later self-employed as a small business...
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Lois Jean McCullock

October 14, 1931 - February 29, 2012

Lois Jean McCullock Lois Jean McCullock, 80, of Baker, Oregon, formerly of Payson, Utah, passed away Wednesday, February 29, 2012 in Boise, Idaho. Jean, the daughter of Oren Travis and Frances Leytham, was born October 14, 1931 in Spickard, Missouri. At the age of eighteen, she married Louis Blaine McCullock. They wed on June 3, 1950 in Spickard, Missouri and settled in Liberty, Missouri,...
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Erma Wood Alvey

October 5, 1922 - February 28, 2012

Our sweet mother and grandmother Erma Wood Alvey, Payson, Utah, left her mortal body to once again be reunited with her many family members who have gone on before, on February 28, 2012, with loved ones by her side. Erma was born October 5, 1922 in Lyman, Wayne County, Utah to Jesse and Trena De Leeuw Wood. She grew up in Lyman, losing her mother at a young age, taking on the responsibility of...
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Floyd Schramm

May 19, 1933 - February 27, 2012

"Gone Fishin'" Floyd Schramm, 78, Husband, Father, Grandpa, and Friend passed away peacefully, February 27, 2012 at his home in Payson surrounded by all his children. He was born May 19, 1933 in Payson, Utah to Carl and Neva Schramm. He married MarJean Morgan, November 25, 1955, they were later sealed in the Manti Temple. They had four children: Rod, LouJean, Jeff and Ryan....
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William Howard Riley

April 18, 1926 - February 25, 2012

His back is straight, his legs are strong, he is running his last marathon! William Howard Riley passed away peacefully February 25, 2012 after suffering a massive stroke. He walked through the veil, leaving loved ones behind and being welcomed by loved ones at the other side. He entered mortality on April 18, 1926 in Woods Cross, Utah and was lovingly welcomed by his parents, William Ellis Riley...
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Justin Chandler Pendleton

May 31, 1983 - February 24, 2012

At the young age of 28, Justin Chandler Pendleton left the cares and pain of this world on February 24, 2012. His family and friends will miss him terribly. He was always there, ready and willing to lend an ear and talk and help others through their trouble and pain. Born on May 31, 1983 in Salt Lake City, Utah, Justin attended and graduated with honors in June 2001 from West High School...
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Connie Kay Peterson Hinckley

September 2, 1968 - February 24, 2012

Connie was born September 2, 1968 in Payson, Utah. She passed away February 24, 2012 at the age of 43 in Payson, Utah. She was the second child and only daughter of Louis Jay and Barbara Kay Benner Peterson. She attended schools in the Payson area. She married Franklin Stevenson February 26, 1987 in Payson. They were later divorced. She married Richard Smith and they were later divorced....
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Grace Drollinger Cook

November 6, 1932 - February 15, 2012

Grace Drollinger Cook, 79, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on February 15, 2012. Grace was born to Milton and Lucille Drollinger Nov. 6, 1932 and raised on the family farm in Payson, Utah. She graduated from Payson High School in 1951 and received her Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate from Central Utah Vocational School in 1952. Grace was employed by Utah Valley...
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Cindy Marie Ellsworth Davis

January 19, 1963 - February 12, 2012

Cindy Marie Ellwsorth Davis, age 49, passed away suddenly at home on February 12, 2012. Cindy was born January 19, 1963 in Payson, Utah to Ernest and Norma Davis Ellsworth. Cindy enjoyed going camping, fishing and hunting. She loved crocheting blankets for her family. Most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren and beloved shih-tzu's. Cindy is survived by: her husband,...
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Lawrence "Bill" Johnson

April 29, 1921 - February 8, 2012

Lawrence Robert "Bill" Johnson passed away February 8, 2012 in Payson, Utah after struggling with health problems. Lawrence was born in Draper, Utah, April 29, 1921 to Nels Mickel and Annie Lena Burckhart Johnson. He attended Jordan High School. Lawrence married Bernice Durrant Johnson in the Salt Lake Temple on October 18, 1943. He served in the United States Armed Forces during WWII as a...
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Horace Larry Burton

June 13, 1926 - February 7, 2012

Our loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother Horace Larry Burton peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on February 7, 2012. Larry was born June 13, 1926 in Parowan, Utah and was the oldest son of Horace Fish and Maude Hollingshead Burton. Having attended school in Kanab, he went to the aid of his country and joined the Navy. He served during WWII. He then served with the...
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Susan Kay Shuler Pixton

October 27, 1960 - February 4, 2012

Susan Kay Shuler Pixton age 51, cherished daughter and sister passed away Saturday, February 4, 2012. She was born October 27, 1960 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Dennis and Colette Shuler. She loved spending time with her grandpa, golfing and dining out. She enjoyed going to the race track with her dad watching his horses train and race. She was close to her mother and they called each other...
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Debbie Hansen

July 15, 1962 - January 28, 2012

Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister Debbie Hansen passed away on January 28, 2012 in Payson after fighting a hard battle till the very end. Debbie was born July 15, 1962 in Payson, Utah to Mark Jr. and Betty Ann McCellan Durrant. She graduated from Payson High School in 1980, and had some education at UVCC. She was the owner/operator of Pour Boys Sports Bar in Springville. ...
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Ella Mary Winn Dean

December 31, 1921 - January 28, 2012

Ella Mary Winn Dean, beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Great Great Grandmother, neighbor and friend passed away January 28¸ 2012 at the Mountain View Hospital in Payson Utah at the age of 90. Ella was born December 31, 1921 in Independence, Utah. She was the daughter of Charles Alonzo (Lonnie) Winn, and Esther Ellen Bryant. She married her High School sweetheart, George W...
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Robert Thomas Glazier

July 2, 1984 - January 25, 2012

Robert Thomas Glazier, age 27 of Provo, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2012. He was born July 2, 1984 in Payson, Utah to Lee LaDell Glazier and Bonnie Sue Averett. He married Lindsey Rae Johnson, September 15, 2007 in Lehi, Utah. Robert was an avid outdoorsman, loved hunting, fishing and everything about the mountains. He was a great craftsman and could build a home from the ground up. He...
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Lael Larue Houghton Mitchell

August 4, 1936 - January 24, 2012

Beloved mother, grandmother and sister, Lael Larue Mitchell, age 75 of Santaquin, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. She was born August 4, 1936 in Santaquin, Utah to Arvil and Larue Johnson Houghton. She married S. Robert Mitchell in the Salt Lake Temple. They were married for 40 years. Robert passed away September 9, 1989. Lael loved being being a Mom and...
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Martha Ellen Ashby Tanner

July 16, 1916 - January 16, 2012

A valiant daughter of God, Martha Ellen Ashby Tanner, 95, passed away after a short illness on Monday, January 16, 2012, in Bountiful, Utah, just five months after the death of her eternal sweetheart, Merlynn.  She was born on July 16, 1916, in Spanish Fork, Utah to Thomas Merrill Ashby and Edna Patience Holt.  She was always a "Spanish Fork girl," attending school there and then graduating...
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Geraldine "Jerry" Brandon Thomsen

November 8, 1920 - January 15, 2012

Geraldine (Jerry) Brandon Thomsen, age 91 of Payson passed away peacefully Sunday morning, January 15, 2012 at Mountain View Hospital and is now reunited with her loving husband Bill after being apart for nearly 10 years. She was born November 8, 1920 in Payson, Utah, the daughter of Ingwald I. Brandon and Emma Andreason. She married Billy K. Thomsen September 25, 1942 in Los Angeles, CA....
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Jessica Stone

March 10, 1983 - January 12, 2012

Jessica Cherie Stone Jessica Cherie Stone (Adams – Cruz), beloved Daughter, Wife, Mother, Sister, and Friend, returned home to join her birth mother, and two daughters, Taevia & Cathryn Cruz for a hug to last a lifetime, January 12, 2012. Jessica was born March 10, 1983, in Provo, daughter of Nancy Hafen and Joseph Lee Adams. Jessica married Daniel Stone on January 30, 2010. Jessica...
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George Leo Chambers

November 1, 1933 - January 5, 2012

George Leo Chambers moved on to his next adventure on Thursday, January 5, 2012. Leo was born November 1, 1933 in Lake Shore, Utah to George Harrison Chambers and Lenora Bowles Chambers. There he grew up on a farm where he enjoyed the companionship of his favorite horse. He later moved to Payson, Utah where he graduated from high school in 1951. While roller skating with his friends in...
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Gordon Niles "Boots" Barnett

January 11, 1925 - January 3, 2012

Gordon Niles (Boots) Barnett, 86, longtime resident of Payson, UT, passed away on January 3, 2012 in Overland Park, KS of complications following intestinal surgery. He was born January 11, 1925 in Payson, UT to Leonard Orville (Boots, Sr.) and Zora Fay Vest Barnett. Gordon was raised in Payson and graduated from Payson High School in 1943 where he excelled as an athlete, lettering in five...
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Bobbie Kae Tracy

June 22, 1957 - December 29, 2011

Bobbie passed away Thursday night, December 29, 2011, age 54 at her home in West Mountain, Utah. Bobbie was born June 22, 1957 in Roosevelt, Utah to Robert Kine Hatch and Lola Yates Norton Hatch Weeter. She married John Joseph Tracy in Provo, Utah on December 31, 1985. She received a Naturopathic Doctorate degree from the Clayton School of Natural Healing and worked in the field of...
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Sylvia Jean Johnson Oliver Palmer

May 15, 1946 - December 23, 2011

Sylvia Jean Johnson Oliver Palmer, age 65, of Spring Lake, Utah unexpectedly left her earthly home and loving family and returned to her Father in Heaven on Friday, December 23, 2011. Sylvia was born May 15, 1946 in Salt Lake City, Utah a daughter of Sylvan and Jeanne Johnson, the second of six children. She grew up in Salt Lake, Alpine and Blanding Utah. She lived her adult life in Utah...
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Tevita Lui Kaufusi

March 2, 1992 - December 17, 2011

Tevita Lui Kaufusi Tevita Lui Kaufusi passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2011 as a result of an auto accident. Lui was born March 2, 1992 in Kahuku Oahu, to Losiane F Langi and Viliami P. Kaufusi. Lui grew up in Laie,Hawaii, and Austin Texas until his family moved to Payson, Utah where attended Payson High School and graduated in 2010. Lui loved sports. Particularly basketball,...
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Maurene Elizabeth Armstrong Nelson

September 6, 1936 - December 16, 2011

Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother was called home on December 16, 2011 after complications from a recent surgery and illness. She was born on September 6, 1936 to Ellis and Arlene Armstrong in Basalt, Idaho. Maurene married George Emil Nelson on November 5, 1954 in the Idaho Falls Temple for time and all eternity. Together they had six children. Their years...
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Orval Ray Schramm

November 28, 1928 - December 12, 2011

Our loving, husband, father, grandfather and brother Orval Ray Schramm passed away surrounded by family on Monday December 12, 2011. He was born November 28, 1928 in Payson, Utah to Martin Ferdinand and Hattie Shepherd Schramm. He graduated from Payson High School in 1947, and took some college classes at BYU in agriculture. Orval served in the Army in the Korean War. He married Shirley Mae...
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Dorothy May Rostrum Hudson

May 13, 1931 - December 5, 2011

Dorothy May Hudson Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Dorothy May Rostrom Hudson, age 80 of Payson, passed away Monday, December 5, 2011 at her home with her loving husband by her side. She was born May 13, 1931 in Eureka, Utah to Clarence and May Brady Rostrom. She married Frank H. Hudson, March 7, 1980. Dorothy worked as a nurse for many years. She enjoyed going to Mesquite and...
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Julie Taylor Steele Henson

April 2, 1949 - December 3, 2011

Julie Henson, 62, passed away Saturday December 3, 2011 in Spanish Fork, Utah with her loved ones by her side. She was born in Payson, Utah to Ralph and Retta Hill Taylor on April 2, 1949. Julie married Russell Steele and together had 3 children. After he passed away she married Harold Henson, Jr. on April 2, 2004. Julie loved camping, bowling, crocheting, baking, her grandchildren and...
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Rebecca Ann Richins McLatchy

February 10, 1942 - December 2, 2011

On Dec. 2, 2011, Rebecca Ann Richins McLatchy, cherished wife of Michael J. McLatchy, returned home above while at MVHospital in Payson, UT while surrounded by family. The family wishes to express our gratitude to the caring staff at MVH for their grace and service while attending Rebecca and her family. Rebecca was born Feb. I0, 1942 in American Fork to Lowell O. and Lucille B. Richins. She...
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Lawrence Boyd Cardon

May 7, 1929 - November 26, 2011

Our dear father, husband, grandfather and friend, Lawrence Boyd Cardon, progressed from this existence to return to his Father in Heaven on November 26, 2011. Dad you will be sorely missed, but we all take great joy in knowing that you are relieved of all the great pain and suffering that you have endured for so long. Lawrence Boyd Cardon was born to Lawrence Marion and Julia May Wheeler...
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Carol Ilene Beddoes Fowler Wilson

August 4, 1926 - November 21, 2011

Carol Wilson, 85 of Payson, Utah passed away on Monday November 21, 2011 in Payson, Utah. She was born August 4, 1926 in Salem, Utah to Richard Bliss and Nelda Ilene Pickering Beddoes. Carol grew up in Salem and Payson and graduated from Payson High School. She was sealed to Carl Fowler in the Provo Temple, and together they had three children. After Carl passed away she married Shirley A....
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Blaine Kenneth Cannon

February 3, 1925 - November 18, 2011

Blaine Kenneth Cannon died peacefully surrounded by loving family at the home of his son, Gary, on the morning of Friday, November 18, 2011. He was born the third child of Stephen and Eva Naomi Cole Cannon (Cannan) on Friday, the 13th of February, 1925, in Mammoth, Juab, Utah. The family moved to Payson before Blaine was old enough to begin school. He received his public education in...
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Afton Huff Elmer

September 15, 1917 - November 17, 2011

Afton Elmer, age 94 of Payson, completed her earthly mission on Thursday, November 17, 2011. Afton was born, September 15, 1917, in Lake Shore, Utah to Ernest James and Nadia May Hall Huff. She attended schools in Lake Shore and Spanish Fork and graduated from Spanish Fork High School. She and Spencer Dean Elmer were married the 16th of July, 1938. Their marriage was later solemnized in...
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Ivan LeRoy Brunson

March 5, 1940 - November 16, 2011

Ivan LeRoy Brunson, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2011. Ivan was born to Nora M. Day Brunson Jackson and Isaac F. Brunson, March 5, 1940 in Fillmore, Utah. He attended grade school and Jr. High in Fillmore and graduated High School through the US Army. Dad served 3 1/2 years with Sharp Shooter Status where he...
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Joyce Jeppson

March 10, 1929 - October 31, 2011

Joyce Jeppson, age 82 of Santaquin, passed away Monday, October 31, 2011 at Mtn. View Hospital in Payson. She was born March 10, 1929 in Payson to Thomas Charles and Mary Wride Jeppson. Joyce worked as a school teacher. She was a great sister and aunt. Survivors include: a sister-in-law, Claire Jeppson of Monticello, Utah and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by: her twin...
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Clyde Reed Bennett

November 19, 1942 - October 27, 2011

Today, October 27, 2011 our loving husband, son, father, brother, and friend returned to his loving Heavenly Father. Clyde was born to S. Reed Bennett and Laura Williams on November 19, 1942 in Mapleton, Utah. Clyde served in the U.S. Navy. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He loved to be out in nature, especially the left fork of Hobble Creek. He loved to hunt, fish...
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Mable Lambert Wilson

July 12, 1909 - October 23, 2011

Mable Lambert Wilson, 102, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, October 23, 2011, at her home in Payson, Utah. Mable was born July 12, 1909, in Pima, Arizona, daughter of John and Adeline Miller Lambert. She was raised in Arizona, where she met and married Fred Robert Wilson in June of 1925. Together they raised four children before moving to Southern California in 1955. After Fred...
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Encora Worthen Montague Campbell

August 4, 1928 - October 21, 2011

Encora Worthen Montague Campbell was born on Aug 4,1928 in Panguitch, Utah to Charles Grow and Sarah Lena Neilson Worthen. She lost her brave fight with colon cancer on Oct 21, 2011.  She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She loved her job as a Senior Companion and co-ordinator that she has done for the last 19 years. She loved spending time with her family.  She was the second...
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Jasper Wilkerson

June 2, 1925 - October 17, 2011

William Jasper Wilkerson, 86, son of John E Wilkerson and Ella Pearl Woodward, passed away Monday, October 17, 2011 in Lehi, Utah. Jasper was the last of the Wilkerson family; John, Neola, Viola, Ada, Don, and Willy. Special thanks to the Tad and Jennifer Peterson Family, Ruth Ann Henderson, and RISE Services for their loving care of our Uncle Jasper. Jasper will be buried in Jenson, Utah at 1...
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James Arthur Smith

December 19, 1934 - October 15, 2011

James A. Smith aged 76 passed away peacefully October 14, 2011. He was born December 19, 1934 in Cloquet Minnesota and graduated from Lincoln High School in Esko Minnesota. After graduation, Jim joined the army becoming a veteran of the Korean War. He served with the 10th Mountain Division, and considered himself fortunate to have served with the 25th infantry division, The Tropic Lightning, in...
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Kenneth Vernal Twede

November 30, 1925 - October 9, 2011

"Together Again" Kenneth Vernal Twede, age 85, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on October 9, 2011. Ken was born November 30, 1925 in Payson, Utah to Vernal and Edna Tervort Twede. He graduated from Payson High School in 1944. He served an LDS Mission in Ontario Canada. He graduated in 1950 from USU and married his sweetheart, Ila Mae Thomas, on May 29, 1950 in the Manti Temple....
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Ivy Lorraine Hayes

November 2, 2007 - October 5, 2011

Ivy Lorraine Hayes, 3, of Payson, Utah died in her parents arms and was welcomed into her Father in Heaven's arms on Wednesday morning on October 5th, 2011 at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ivy was born on November 2nd, 2007 in Provo, Utah to Justin and Michele Hayes. Ivy loved her family very much! She loved life, animals, music, books, dancing, and her fun pets. She...
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Joseph Ray Elmer

November 5, 1984 - September 25, 2011

Joseph Ray Elmer, 26, left us unexpectedly in a motorcycle accident September 25, 2011. Joe was born November 5, 1984 in Bozeman, Montana to Lee Jay Elmer and Robyn Stickney Elmer Alvey. Joe graduated from Payson High School in 2003. He was employed at Big O Tire in Springville, Utah for 9 years. Joe enjoyed life, and lived it to the fullest. He loved being with family and friends,...
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Luva Dawn Hiatt

November 24, 1931 - September 14, 2011

Luva Dawn Hiatt, 79, of Payson, passed away at her home on September 14, 2011. Luva was born November 24, 1931, the third child of Daniel H. and Mary Estella Schaugaard. She attended Payson schools and graduated from Payson High School in 1950. At the age of 14 she began working as a candy striper at the old Payson Hospital. While raising her family she earned a degree in nursing, and was a...
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Sharolyn Gabbitas

June 13, 1977 - September 13, 2011

Sharolyn Gabbitas, 34, beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, aunt, niece, cousin and friend, passed away on September 13, 2011 at her home in Provo, Utah following an extended illness with Fibro Sarcoma primary bone cancer. Sharolyn was born June 13, 1977 in Payson, Utah to Jay and Margie Gabbitas. Sharolyn was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving...
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Aaron Douglas Fawson

May 13, 1972 - September 9, 2011

Aaron Douglas Fawson, 39 of Payson Utah, passed away unexpectedly on September 2, 2011 at his home. Aaron was born May 13, 1972 in Portland, Oregon to E. Curtis & Dixie Fawson. Aaron loved the outdoors and anything to do with them. He loved camping, hunting, boating, ATV's and just being in nature. He loved sports and especially golf, and football. He enjoyed art and music and was good...
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Violet Emiline Rose Lazenby Middleton

April 9, 1917 - September 6, 2011

Violet Emeline Rose Lazenby Middleton, aged 94, passed away September 6, 2011. This wonderful woman was born April 9, 1917 in Tabiona Duchesne County, Utah and lived a full and wonderful life. She was one of five children, one brother and three sisters, who all preceded her in death. She married Walter Lazenby on January 28, 1937 at the Salt Lake City Court House, and they were later sealed...
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Jay Dee Carter

August 12, 1948 - September 4, 2011

Jay passed away September 4, 2011 after a long struggle with cancer. He was born August 12, 1948 to J.D. and Jane Carter in Payson, Utah. He was educated in Payson schools and graduated from UVCC in Provo. He served in the Navy from 1967 to 1971 as a Machinist Mate 3rd Class aboard the USS Duncan. Jay retired from diesel mechanics due to illness. Survivors include: his wife, Debbie of...
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Wayne Leone Jones

December 13, 1941 - August 26, 2011

Wayne Leone Jones, 69, of Payson, Utah passed away suddenly on Friday, August 26, 2011. He was born in Payson on December 13, 1941 to Ralph Leone Jones and Odessa Ostler. Wayne Leone loved model trains, fishing, and watching The Utah Jazz and BYU Football. One of his favorite things to do was to go to the café and visit with friends. He was a member of the LDS Church. Wayne Leone worked...
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