Bertie Faye Prows Vincent of Tooele, passed away surrounded by family the afternoon of Feb. 9, 2011 at the age of 84. She was born Feb. 27, 1926 in Salt Lake City to Morrell D. Prows and Matilda Cooper Prows. She was a loving wife to Keith G. Vincent, and married him on June 19, 1943. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many callings throughout her life. Kind and loving person to all, she loved to visit with people. She loved to crochet. She was the perfect mother to Shirley Dittmore (Jesse) of West Jordan; Calvin Doyle (Nancy) of Olympia, Wash.; Gary Dee (Suzanne) of Tooele; and Evan George (Veronica) of Yuma, Ariz. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; brother Ronald (Amanda) Prows of Grantsville, and sister-in-law Rosella Prows of Tooele. Preceded in death by her parents; husband Keith G. Vincent; daughter Jolene; grandson Kelly Dee Dittmore; two granddaughters, Christina Davini Glover and Melanie Vincent; one brother Evan Prows. Funeral services were held on Monday, Feb. 14 at Tate Mortuary. Interment Provo City Cemetery.
Kathryn Irene Sawyers 1924 – 2011
Loving Mother and Grandmother, Kathryn Irene Sawyers of Tooele, Utah passed away February 7, 2011 at Cottage Glen assisted living center. Born April 9, 1924 in Elsinore, Utah to Alvin and Dorthea Johnson. Graduated from South Sevier High School in 1942. Irene married Garth Sawyers and was later divorced. She worked in the personnel department at the Tooele Army Depot for 32 years before retiring. Irene has lived in Tooele for the past 67 years. She is survived by one daughter Loni Sawyers Shriber (Paul), and one son Tom Gregory Sawyers; 5 grandsons and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Melva Rosequist of Las Vegas, NV. She will always be loved by her devoted family. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 11th at Noon at the Tooele 4th/14th ward. There will be a viewing prior to the service from 10:30-11:45 at the church. Interment at the Tooele City Cemetery.
Jean Neilson Higgs was born April 30, 1927 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Ervin Neilson and Elsie Parry Neilson, passed away Sunday Feb 6, 2011 in American Fork, Utah. Graduated from West High School in 1944 and Stevens-Henager Business College in 1945. Married Junior Higgs April 17, 1946 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple, performed by Harold B. Lee. They would have celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary on April 17th. Survived by husband, Junior; children Terry (Anita) Higgs, Roy, Utah; Linda (Marvin) Wilcock, Lehi, Utah; Randy (Cris) Higgs, Modesto, CA; 16 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, brother Richard Neilson, West Valley City, Utah. Preceded in death by parents, sister, Florence, great-granddaughter Taylor Jarman. Services will be held at the 11th/27th Ward building located at 180 So Coleman St. Tooele, Utah on Saturday Feb 12, 2011 at 11:00AM. Viewing will be held 1 hr prior to the service. Interment in the Bluffdale Cemetery 14175 South Redwood Rd in Bluffdale at 2:00PM.
Doris Gillespie Hall 1929-2011
On February 4, she joined her friends and family that preceded her in death. Born in Salt Lake City to Ed and Mildred Johnson Gillespie and reared in Tooele. Her impact upon life was immediate. She was a loving, devoted daughter, sister, wife and mother, and her personal accomplishments are many. She was an excellent horse-women, a clothing and hair-style model, and a graduate of the University of Utah in the field of dietetics. She deferred her professional career in order to complete her most treasured accomplishment which was to be a full-time mother and homemaker. She superbly guided her sons to manhood, affording them each a professional education at her alma mater. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Chuck, and is survived by her husband Gordon, sons Rick and Craig, grand-son Brian and great-grand-children Alannah, Shaniah and Jadin. A graveside service for family and friends will be held at 2:00 pm Friday February 11th at Tooele City Cemetery.
Edward DeLon Lacy 1976 ~ 2011
Edward DeLon Lacy, age 34, died unexpectedly in Wendover, Utah on Thursday, February 3, 2011. He was born June 7, 1976 in West Valley, Utah to Earl and Glenda Lacy. He attended elementary school and high school in Wendover, Utah. He graduated from Wendover High School in 1994, where his favorite class was industrial arts and he participated in two world competitions of Odyssey of the Mind Program. He attended Snow College in Ephraim, Utah and Great Basin College in Elko, Nevada where he completed his general studies. After attending college, he went to work at Intrepid Potash as a lab technician for fourteen years. DeLon earned the rank of an Eagle Scout in November, 1994 from Troop 140. He had a special mechanical ability to fix anything broken. He had a love for the mountains and whatever the season he exhibited the skills of an avid hunter. He loved to spend time out in nature discovering wildlife and new secret spots in Eastern Nevada. He was always planning another hunting trip with his family and friends. He was considered a friend by many and was always kind and helpful to anyone in need. He always found time to be there for others. He was considered a “Wonderful Uncle” to his nieces, nephews and other children he knew. He loved to spend time with his Grandma Mary watching the Jazz play. He is survived by his parents, Earl and Glenda Lacy, Wendover, Nevada; brother DeJon Lacy and Robin Lacy; nieces Bailey Ann, Ashleigh and nephew, Walker, West Jordan, Utah; Grandparents: Mary Lacy, Wendover, Utah; LaVern and DeLane Mahoney, Condon, Montana, and many loved family members and friends. Preceded in death by grandfather Earl Lacy Jr., grandmother Dorothy Mahoney and other special family members. Funeral services were held February 7, 2011. Interment Needle Point Cemetery in Wendover, Utah. Special thanks to all the volunteers that looked for DeLon in our time of need. Thanks to all of our family members, friends and community for your help and support. We love you DeLon and you will be missed. You will forever be in our hearts.
LuJean Harward Livingston quietly passed away at home on February 1, 2011, after a long battle with cancer. LuJean was born in Rexburg, Idaho on August 21, 1943, to Leland Alfred and Phyllis Pincock Harward. She was raised in Rexburg and later in her teen years in Hayward, California, where she graduated from Washington High School. She attended BYU and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and History. She later taught in public and private schools on elementary and secondary levels. While at BYU she met her husband, Blaine T Livingston. Following his LDS mission to Germany they were married in the Salt Lake Temple on December 3, 1965. They have six sons and one daughter and 21 grandchildren. A master teacher and gifted researcher, LuJean was formerly the proprietor of Wholesome Books which she established to provide parents, private schools, and home schoolers with wholesome curriculum materials. She conducted training seminars across the United States instructing parents and private school teachers how to implement gospel based principles in all academic subjects. Her life’s focus was the Savior, Jesus Christ, His Gospel, her family, and serving others. An inspired leader, she was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a Ward Relief Society President twice and recently as Stake Relief Society President in the Tooele Utah East Stake. A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother; she is survived by her husband, Blaine, and their seven children – Michael (Jen), Stephen (Mendy), Darin, Richard (Heather), Curtis (Eliza), John (Alison), and Diane Cottrell (Trever); her mother, Phyllis Harward, two sisters – Kaye Clawson (Art), Susan Douglass (Kurt), her brother Paul Harward (Janet), and 21 grandchildren. Funeral services were held February 5, 2011.
Wesley (Duffy) Andersen returned to his Heavenly Father January 30, 2011, at the age of 87. He was born August 12, 1923 in San Francisco, California to William Andersen and Rachel Arbon. He spent his early years in San Francisco, but made Grantsville his home for the majority of his life. He spent his life farming and raising cattle. He took great pleasure and pride in his pure-bred Polled Herefords. He loved his many Border Collie dogs and named them all “Peggy” or “Peg”. After he gave up raising cattle, he became interested in gardening and shared his gardening skills with everyone. He was a member of the LDS Cooley Branch. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Dorothy Muller and Gloria Martin, and brother Bill Andersen all of California. He is survived by his nephew Jeff Muller and nieces Kristine Runne and Leslie Bosse all of California. Graveside services will be held on February 2nd, 2011 1:00 pm at the Grantsville City Cemetery.
Glen Bones Hamilton: Loving husband, father, and grandfather, and good friend to so many, passed away January 24th after a courageous battle with cancer. He took his last breath at his home, in the embrace of his beloved wife Donna, and
surrounded by his three sons David, Steven, and John, and his two daughters, Sheila and Diane.
Glen was born in Declo, Idaho in 1931 to Reginald and Alice Hamilton. He moved to Highland Boy, Utah in 1938 and settled in Tooele a year later when his father went to work in the Elton Tunnel.
Glen attended Tooele High School where he excelled in athletics; he was a two-year All State football player, and played on two championship basketball teams. He earned a football scholarship to Brigham Young University.
Glen served in the Korean War, returning in 1954, and he married Donna Fullmer in 1956.
Bones started Tooele Excavating with a backhoe and a dump truck, and built it into Western Excavating with countless hours of hard work. His love of his work was his most enduring quality; he never retired and enjoyed driving his water truck and dump truck around the county in the last years of his life.
He adored his wife, Donna, his sons and his daughters, and grandkids. He had a passion for aviation, horses, and time in his garden and watching the Utah Jazz.
Bones died January 24th at 5:00 p.m. “Quitting time.”
Friends and family are invited to attend a viewing Wednesday, January 26th from 6-8 p.m. at Tate Mortuary, 110 South Main Street Tooele, Utah 84074
His funeral will be held Thursday, January 27th at 1 p.m. at the 7th ward, 1025 West Utah Avenue, A viewing will be held 1 ½ hr. prior to services.
Margene Barrus Kirk, wife of Don Lewis Kirk and daughter of Orlando Tolman Barrus and Mary-Cecil Adams Barrus, passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving children on January 23, 2011. She was 82 years old. Margene was preceded in death by her husband, whom she married on March 17, 1950, later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was the last remaining member of the O.T. “Cot” Barrus family, which included Virginia, Dean, Mary-Cecil and Lajette, who died in infancy. Margene’s early years in Tooele were joyful and nurturing. She admired the strength and courage of her parents, loved her brother and sisters, and grew to maturity with a talent for music, which she lovingly shared. She spoke fondly of her father singing at the top of his lungs, while frying bacon and eggs in the kitchen. She was educated in Tooele and attended the University of Utah, where she formed life-long friendships. She joined the Delta Gamma sorority, which she loved and later expressed by singing “I’m a Delta Gamma” to her children, who understood little about the sorority, but sensed it was very special. She also attended BYU. Margene’s love of music also drew her to her husband Don, who was an art student at the University of Utah, played in a dance band and “was a good dancer.” In 1945, when Don went to serve his country in Germany, she wrote him often. When he returned, they married and lived in Salt Lake and later moved to Tooele. Margene was a selflessly loving mother who served her Church and community with dedication and compassion. She and Don supported O.T. Barrus as Stake President, helping him form a Stake Orchestra. They were two of the original members, called to serve the youth of Tooele. Margene was the lead vocalist and Don played trumpet, They served for 12 years. They later moved to Germany, where Don served the Government. During that time, Margene worked at V Corp Command Reference Center in Heidelberg and also enjoyed her calling in the Stake Mother Education program of the Relief Society. She often described her experience in Germany as a challenge that allowed her to grow spiritually closer to her family. They struggled together and that struggle became a bond that will cement them forever. After returning to Tooele, Margene became a volunteer coordinator of Tooele County Health and Human Resources, where she enjoyed community service in public health, mental health, senior citizens, and family services. She soon became an advocate for neglected or abused children. In that capacity, she helped start the Guardian Ad-Litem Program, which became part of the Tooele justice system. Her service at the Senior Citizens Center brought her great joy as did her work at the Harris and East Elementary Schools, where she was employed for a total of 12 years. The legacy of love, which she leaves behind, is now in the hearts of her family and friends. Her compassion remains an inspiration to us all. In the last years of her life, she was blind, but continued to rise from those dark places that consume others with despair. She engaged lovingly with those around her, showing deep concern for all but herself. In the course of her life, Margene experienced great loss, including the deaths of her beloved brother in WWII and her grandson Tanner, who is happy to be getting his grandma back. Tested by life, she always stood tall. As a member of the “greatest generation” who experienced not only sacrifice, but also loss, her love of God, family and country set a standard we can only hope to achieve. She is survived by her children, Don Lewis Kirk, Jr. (Dominique) of Bonn, Germany; Kathy Allen (R. Thad) of South Jordan, UT, Debbie Kirk (David) of Orem, Utah, Kalleen Lund (Steven) of Provo, UT, Dean (Denise) of Surprize, Arizona; and grandchildren, Heather Allen Wall (Ben), Melanie Allen Jorgensen (Jared), Michael Kirk, Sarah Kirk Bench (Bryan), Chrissy Lund Blickenstaff (Jeremy), Eric Allen, Rebekah Kirk Murnan (Ryan), Esther Kirk, Tyler Allen, Ryan Lund, Ben Kirk (Rebekah), Alec Kirk, Jordan Kirk, Mason Kirk, Rachel Kirk Fairbourn (Zack), Kelsey Lund, Bethany Kirk, and her great-grandchildren Abby, Ailey, Annika Ava,, Avery, Baden, Bennet, Eliot, Gavin, Hunter, Jack, Jaxson, Liam, McGrath, Maya, Maren, Owen, and Reese. Funeral services will be held at the Tooele 8th Ward Chapel, 196 N. Pinehurst Ave. Tooele, UT at 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 29. Viewings will be held at the Tate Mortuary, 110 So Main St. in Tooele on the same day from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Interment in the Tooele City Cemetery.
Yvonne Norton – Together At Last
Yvonne Norton danced into the loving arms of her eternal companion Donald Norton who was patiently waiting for her beyond the veil on January 23, 2011 just two days after turning 81. Yvonne was born to Ted and Emily Gillette on January 21, 1930. She grew up in Tooele attending Central School and Tooele High School. Yvonne met and married Boyce Hollar while he was stationed at Tooele Army Depot and together they raised five children. Boyce and Yvonne later divorced. Yvonne was introduced to Ballroom dancing by her mother, Emily and together they would often go dancing, and they were very good at it. It was at a dance in Murray that a dashing man named Don asked her to dance and swept her off her feet. They were married in the Jordan River Temple on July 9, 1998 and were inseparable until Don’s passing in September, 2003. Yvonne’s biggest joy in her life was her family. She was always loving and supportive in their activities and will always be remembered for kindness, sense of style, her love of dance, and her collection of angels. Yvonne is survived by her children; Rick Hollar, Leslie (Leon) Harvey, Mike (Cindy) Hollar, Michelle (Rick) Dare and Brent Hollar .Her brother Ronald (Sharon) Gillette, 16 Grand Children, 14 great-grandchildren with four more on the way. A viewing will be held at Tate Mortuary on Wednesday, January 26th from 6 pm to 8 pm and from 9:30 to 10:30 prior to the funeral services on Thursday, January 27th at 11:00 am at Tate Mortuary 110 S. Main Street.
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved Florabelle Griego Garcia on January 21, 2011. Her final days were spent at her home in Stansbury Park, Utah, in the loving care of her family. Flora was born to Elijio Griego Sr. and Mary Perea on June 30, 1946 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Flora’s deeply resilient spirit, her devotion to family and her pride of culture and tradition were deeply rooted in the hardships of her childhood. Flora was blessed with beauty and a humble charm that caught the eye and the heart of a young Rudy Garcia. The two were wed on September 16th 1967 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Flora tirelessly loved and cared for her husband, children and the grandchildren that she adored. She enjoyed camping and fishing, eating out, road trips and watching sports but always in the company of her family. She will be so very deeply missed by all who loved her. Flora was preceded in death by her father, her twin sister, Annabelle Griego, and by her brother Luis Lindahl. She is survived by her Mother; brothers, Pat Sedillo, Elijio “Sonny” Griego Jr., Pete Griego, and Orlando Griego, sisters (spouses) Senida “Sadie” Gurule (Alfred), Gina Steele, Mary Lindahl (Chris), Cathy Cabrera, Jenny Litton (Keith) and Loretta Vasquez (Bobby). Her children, Lisa Garcia, Elena Ramirez (Mario) and Rudy Garcia (Skye), her grandchildren: Leticia and Emilio Garcia, Veronica, Fernando and Yolanda Ramirez and Leo Garcia; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and a lifetime of close friends. A Rosary will be held Wednesday, January 26th from 6:00PM to 8:00PM with a funeral Mass held Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 10:00AM both at St. Marguerites Parish in Tooele, Utah.
Casper (Cas) Charles Zenter passed away peacefully on January 21, 2011 at home surrounded by his loving daughters. Cas was born July 31, 1921 in Salt Lake City to John Casper and Adelaide Amy Dean Zentner. He married his sweetheart, Eleanor (Ellie) Smith, on April 6, 1940. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on May 14, 1947. They were married for 64 years prior to Ellie’s death in 2004 and lived in Ophir and Tooele. Cas grew up in Clover, Utah, where he attended school and worked on his father’s and Lincoln Stookey’s farms and herded cows for George Jorgenson. He worked in the mines in Ophir, Mercur, Dry Canyon, and Bauer. Later, he laid pipe At Tooele Ordnance Depot when they were building the depot. He later worked for the Government at Tooele Army Depot as a plumber, ammunition worker, dunnage maker, mechanic, care & preservation worker, and preventative maintenance worker from 1950 to 1976 when he retired. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) holding many positions: Priesthood Advisor to Priests, Sunday School Teacher, Stake Missionary, High Priests Group Leader, Elders Quorum President, Ward Mission Leader. One of his Greatest joys was performing temple work for others which he faithfully did along with his wife, as long as his health would allow. He is survived by his daughters: Linda Monsour, Tooele, Carol Moyes, Casa Grande, Arizona, Wendy Puffer, Tooele, Janice (Gary) Allred, Tooele; brothers, Dean (Nellie) Zentner, Tooele, Dave Zentner, South Ogden; 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, (Ellie), daughter Eleanor Elaine, father, mother, brother William, sisters Marge and Dot, and grandson Jeremy Allred. The family would like to thank Harmony Hospice, especially, Guy, Jamie, Dee,Patty, Crystal, Barbara, Stacy, Brad, Tom, Coy, and President Ashby and Bevan for their compassionate care. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 at the Middle Canyon Ward Church house, 777 Skyline Dr, Tooele, at 1 p.m. Friends may call at the church 11:30 to 12:30 prior to the service. Interment Tooele City Cemetery Well done, thou good and faithful servant…(Matt.25:21) We love you, Dad; rest now, until we meet again.
Donna Norine Gilson Lemmon, our loving mom, grandma, great grandma, and great-great grandma was reunited with her husband on January 14, 2011. She was born July 23, 1930 to Arthur and Ada Gilson. She married Elmont Lemmon on April 9, 1948 in Salt Lake City, Ut. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt lake Temple on December 14, 1961. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she served in the primary and other various callings. She is survived by her children Kathy (LeRoy) Kell, Pat Lemmon, Dennis (Rae) Lemmon, Dianna (Mike) Mair; 17 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way, 3 great-great grandchildren with 1 more on the way. Sister Paulette (Myron) Carpenter, brothers Ron (Charliene) Gilson and Kay (Deanna) Sorensen. Preceded in death by parents, husband, 2 sons Harold and Jack, 3 grandchildren, a brother, Dick and a son-in-law, LeRoy. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 21 at 11 a.m. in the Grantsville 3rd Ward Chapel, 428 So. Hale, Grantsville. A viewing will be held on Thursday Jan 20, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Tate Mortuary, and Friday from 9:30-10:45AM prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the Grantsville Cemetery.
(October 28, 1939 – January 13, 2011)
Heaven is a little bit sassier today as Jaunelle Dyer has arrived to serve up some hot biscuits and chocolate gravy with wit, charm and a smile. Jaunelle passed away peacefully this past Thursday with her children by her side.
Jaunelle was born to Ortra and Pauline Pinkerton on October 28, 1939, in Athens, Arkansas. On May 3, 1958, she married her “bad boy” and lifelong sweetheart – Wayne Dyer who lovingly nicknamed her “Ms. Nellie.” For the next 46 years, they were virtually inseparable.
After Wayne finished college, his military career took Jaunelle (and their kids – Phil, Tonya and Michele) on an interesting journey across the country. When Wayne completed his military service, the family settled into a small home at 389 West 1st on Dugway Proving Ground. For the next 27 years, they were residents of Dugway and proud to be members of the “Dugway Survivor’s Club.”
Jaunelle was short in stature but larger than life. An independent spitfire, she was always proud to have been a federal civil servant. Family, not her career, was always her first priority. Forever the loving wife, Ms. Nellie was the only one with the power to tell Wayne when he needed to “be quiet.” As a devoted mom, she was always there to pick us up and hug our necks when we fell down. She never failed to make her grandchildren smile. Being a great-grandma gave her bragging rights to having the “cutest” ones on the planet. Her light is gone but will shine on through all of us. We will do our best to make her proud.
Jaunelle is survived by her mother, Pauline Lipsey; her sister, Charlotte Welch (Randy); her children – Phil Dyer (Debra), Tonya Elkington (Steve) and Michele Medina (Mike). She is blessed with five grandchildren – James W. Dyer II, Benjamin Dyer, Lindsay Birdsong, Logan Elkington and Emily “Emma” Medina – and two great-grandchildren – Killian Thompson and Madison Grace Dyer. Her grandchildren are heartbroken and will miss their grandmother dearly like all the rest of us do but take comfort in knowing that Grandpa Wayne will be there to put his arm around her.
Jaunelle’s friends may join her family on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to services being held at 11:00 a.m. at Tate Mortuary, 110 S. Main St., Tooele, UT. Burial at the Tooele Cemetery will follow and a celebration of mom’s life afterward. Mom loved flowers but we know she would have requested each of you to give hugs to those you love and donate to the American Diabetes Association or other charity that will make this world a better place – something mom did while she was here with us. Of course, we know she will smile if you send her flowers as well! There are too many to name so thanks to everyone who supported us during this most difficult time.
Keith G. Vincent of Tooele, passed away the morning of Jan 8, 2011 at the age of 88 from complications of pneumonia. He was born Sept 29, 1922 in Provo, Utah the son of A. Lynn & Fontella Vincent. He married Bertie Faye Prows on June 19, 1943. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Keith was employed several years as a mechanic at the Tooele Army Depot. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Bertie, children Shirley (Jesse) Dittmore of West Jordan, Calvin Doyle (Nancy) Vincent of Olympia, WA., Gary D. (Suzanne) Vincent of Tooele, Evan George (Veronica) Vincent of Yuma, AZ, 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, Shirl & Ned and sister Gayla. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Jolene, grandson Kelly Dee Dittmore, 2 granddaughters Christina Davini & Melanie Vincent and 1 brother Carl. Funeral services were held on Wednesday Jan 12, 2011 at Tate Mortuary. Interment in the Provo City Cemetery.