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June Imogene Metcalf

Written By: tatemortuary - Jun• 24•09

metcalfjuneBeloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and loving friend, June Imogene Metcalf has left her loving family and friends by her recent passing on June 24, 2009. She is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Burgess (husband Peter Burgess) Diann Lewis (husband David Lewis) and Susan Brennan (husband Thomas Brennan). She also leaves behind her grandchildren Ian, Sara, and Paige Lewis, Meredith, Craig and Noli Brennan, Benjamin Josh and Seth Hanson. June had three great-grandchildren, Hunter and Gracie Lewis and Paitynn Gederberg. June was preceded in death by her adored son, Craig, her mother and father, Seth and Erma Cole and two brothers, Seth and Wendell. June will never be forgotten by those who loved her and will be forever missed. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday July 1, 2009 at 1:00 PM in the Tooele City Cemetery. There will be no viewing.

Charlotte Gayler

Written By: tatemortuary - Jun• 23•09

gaylercharlotteCharlotte Louise Clark Gayler “Chucky”  died June 23, 2009 at her home in Tooele. She was born August 9, 1930 in Sugarville, Utah to Richard G. and Vivian T. Clark. She married Gerald A. Gayler. She attended Hollywood Beauty College and became an instructor, then manager. Chucky is survived by son Michael Gayler (Jill), daughter Carla Gayler Engel (Tim), stepdaughter Angela Keele, grandchildren Michael (Jenna), Matthew (Marci), Alexa (Chad), Kyler, and Dannielle, great-grandchildren Jeff, Braiden, Tucker, Janessa, McKray, Kamren, and Bodie, brother Richard J. Clark (Sally), sisters Ruth C. Done and Nona Garcia (J Don), Scott Clark and Stanley Clark.  A life celebration will be held at the Tooele Stake Center, 253 S. 200 E. on Thursday, June 25th from 6-7pm.  Special thanks to sister Nona and J Don Garcia and also to Banitta and Patty for their loving care of our mother and grandmother.



Carmen S. Montoya

Written By: tatemortuary - Jun• 22•09

montoyacarmenOn June 22,  2009 our beloved Carmen Montoya left us to join our Heavenly Father. Carmen was born June 10, 1919 in Dixon, New Mexico where she met her late husband Carlos B. Montoya and later moved to Tooele. Together they had 9 children. Survived by Irene Rael, Martha McKinney, Iris Brito, Ruby Anaya and Lupe Alvey. Preceded in death by her husband Carlos B. Montoya and children, Gavino Montoya, Steve Montoya, daughter Theresa Meikel and an infant Carlos Montoya. Carmen was a member of St. Marguerite’s Parish. A kind loving person she was and will be deeply missed by family and friends. Services will be held as follows: Viewing and Rosary Thursday June 25th from 6-8 PM at St. Marguerite’s Church and Funeral at 10:00AM Friday June 26th at St. Marguerite’s with a visitation 1 hr prior. Interment in the Tooele City Cemetery.

Corinne Dobson Lougy

Written By: tatemortuary - Jun• 22•09

lougycorinneCorinne Dobson Lougy



Corinne died on June 22, 2009 after a long and painful illness. Corinne was born in Tooele, Utah on May 2, 1931 to Ella and Cecil Dobson. She married James Curtis Lougy on Oct 30, 1953. She was preceded in death by her parents, an older sister Joan Allred (Claytor) of Tooele and  an older brother Calvin, killed in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. She is survived by her husband James Curtis Lougy, an older sister Dorothy Lea (Bill) of Guyton, Georgia and three wonderful caring daughters, Marilyn Hudson (Tommy) of Santa Cruz, California, Kathleen Darr (Jeff) of Tooele, Utah, Linda Anderson (Michael) of Tooele, Utah and two fine grandsons Justin and Cody Darr and nieces and nephews. Prior to her illness she was a happy person full of fun and laughter and a pleasure to be around. She liked to go dancing and she enjoyed camping by the Fremont river and fishing with her family. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There will be no viewing or funeral. There will be a short ceremony at the grave site with the family. Interment will be in the Tooele City Cemetery at 11:00AM on Thursday June 25, 2009. The family expresses it’s gratitude to the personnel of Rocky Mountain Care for their kind and compassionate care of Corinne.


Corinne Dobson Lougy

E. Fred Cheshire

Written By: tatemortuary - Jun• 08•09

cheshirefredE. Fred Cheshire passed away June 8, 2009 due to complications of pneumonia to join his wife Kaye and love of his life for one last ride.  He was born on November 16, 1946 in Pasadena California to Gene and Ed Cheshire.
Fred was a local business owner in Tooele for over 30 years.  He has impacted many people’s lives during his time on this earth.  He is survived by his parents Gene and Edsal,  his brother Tom and sisters Sue and Cathy his two son’s Fred (Breanna) and Rick, and his 5 soon to be 6 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.   A gathering of friends and family will be held in his honor on Saturday June 13, 2009 at the LDS church located at 180 S. Coleman Street in Tooele from 11:00am to 1:00Pm.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to the family.


Larry Calvin Russell

Written By: tatemortuary - Jun• 08•09

larry_russellLarry Calvin Russell, surrounded by his loved ones, passed away June 8, 2009 due to sustaining injuries from an ATV accident.

He was born March 23, 1951 to H. Calvin Russell and Afton Williams Wilcox in Tooele. 

He married Jan Davis on Feb. 17, 1978, they later divorced. He married Vickie Oliver on Nov. 26, 1993, they later divorced. He married Suzanne Lloyd Mair on May 30, 2008. 

His childhood was spent in St. John (Rush Valley) working on his grandfather Martell Russell’s ranch. He was the first Boy Scout to earn his Eagle Scout award in St. John. He was the vice president of the FFA and rode saddle bronc with the High School Rodeo, graduating from Tooele High School in 1969. He attended Utah State University.

Larry was an accomplished saddle bronc rider. He was a four-time champion of the Rocky Mountain Rodeo Association. He owned his own Rodeo Stock, “Rockin R Rodeos” n which he produced rodeos for the RMRA all over Utah and the surrounding Western States, including the Rush Valley Rodeo, Lagoon, and Tooele High School rodeos.

He worked at the Tooele Army Depot as a guard but his dreams and ambition were too big to work a steady job. So he took a huge risk and started his trucking company. At a young age Larry began purchasing property and built a successful cattle ranch. His hard work and passion for ranching produced one of the largest ranches in Rush Valley. He was a member of the LDS Church.

Larry knew how to live life to its fullest. Even with long hours of work, he never turned down an opportunity to be with friends and family to have fun. He had so many close friends, whom he dearly loved to spend time with. He was the life of the party.

Despite all his accomplishments he was most proud of his three daughters and grandchildren. Larry would often take them fishing, water skiing, camping, hunting, country dancing, or just out to dinner. 

Larry gave freely to everyone. He was genuinely one of the last true cowboys.

He is survived by his wife Suzanne; his daughters Lacey (Kris) Burrows, Lori (Dean) Alder, Jamie (Matthew) Broderick. Step daughters Sunny (John) Kohler, Stefannie (Preston) Phillips. Parents Henry Calvin Russell, and Afton (Glen) Wilcox, father-in-law Orson Ray Lloyd. Sisters Janet Wyman, Susan (Bryan) Allred, Peggy (Ken) Proctor. Seven grandchildren, and eight step-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by nephew Joseph Allred, stepmother Odessa Tolman Russell, close friend Ray Park, and his grandparents.

A viewing will be held Friday, June 12 at Tate Mortuary from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 13, 11 a.m. at the Rush Valley LDS church with a viewing at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be in the St. John Cemetery.


Shirley H. Frost

Written By: tatemortuary - Jun• 06•09

frostshirleyShirley Hollingsworth Hatton Frost, age 71, died June 6, 2009. She was born July 4, 1937 in Trinidad, Colorado the daughter Gertrude McCulley and Bud Hollingsworth, both deceased. Shirley went to Hoehne High School. She married B.T. Frost at age 15 to help on the ranch and take care of her father-in-law and two of the brothers. She had four children, Gail Frost, Tim (Joyce) Frost, Cary (Scarlett) Frost, Penny Moser. She had 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Shirley loved to go watch her children and grandchildren in whatever sports they were in. She worked at Sierra Army Depot in Herlong, California as Recreational Director for ten years. She is survived by her husband B.T., Sister Beverly (Elmer), Buddy (Della) Hollingsworth, Sandra Gonzalas, Roger (Pat) Hollingsworth, Sammi (Anna) Hollingsworth, Terry Hollingsworth, several nieces and nephews, children and grandchildren.  A viewing will be held on Wednesday, June 10th from 6:00-8:00PM at the Tooele 18th LDS ward 141 West Utah Ave. Funeral services will be at the Lapoint LDS Chapel  on 10600 East in Lapoint, UT on Thursday June 11th at 2:00PM. A viewing will be held prior to the service at 1:00 PM.   Interment in the Lapoint Cemetery.

Don C. Lewis

Written By: tatemortuary - Jun• 04•09

lewisdonDon C. Lewis passed away June 4, 2009 in Tooele, UT.  He was born Oct. 12, 1929 to William and Carmen Lewis in Price, Utah, where he was also raised.  At the age of 18, Don joined the U.S. Air Force, in which he served his country with distinction and honor, earning numerous medals and awards, for the next 20 plus years, serving during the Korean War, doing a tour of duty in Vietnam during the Vietnam War, and retiring as a Technical Sergeant. On June 24, 1954 Don married Mary Lou Peterson in the LDS Logan Temple.  They were blessed with six children, Keith, Carolynn, Kent, Kristen, Steven, and Paul.  Mary Lou passed away of cancer Feb. 24, 1978.  Don was blessed by then meeting Eva June Roholt, they were subsequently married in the LDS Salt Lake Temple Oct 12, 1978.  Combining Don’s with June’s children, Joyce, Judy, Jesse, and Darrell, they together had 10 children and consequently many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  One of his proudest accomplishments was, while as a Branch President in Germany, directing the work of building the first LDS chapel completed by U.S. Servicemen in Kaiserslautern. Don and June loved to camp and fish and to be with their family.  Don was very skilled with his hands and had many hobbies even, being very skilled at needle point and cross stitch.   Don served faithfully in the LDS church holding numerous callings and, with June, served a church service mission and served for four years as a temple worker in the LDS Jordan River Temple.  Don will be greatly missed by all he leaves behind, but we know he was warmly greeted by loved ones who have gone before.  Don was preceded in death by his wife Mary Lou, their daughter Carolyn Ann, his parents and his sister Joanne Erskine.  He is survived by his wife June, their children and spouses Keith Christopher (Marlene), David Kent (Diane), Kristen Lewis Hill, Steven Don (Jennifer), Paul Michael (Kim), Joyce (Leland) Hogan, Judy (Barry) Thomas, Jesse (Russ) Lee and Darrell Delvid, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren,  his twin sister Fae Maughan and his brother Richard (Margorie) Lewis.  Graveside services were held on Tuesday, June 9th in the Tooele City Cemetery.



Karma Bowcutt

Written By: tatemortuary - Jun• 02•09

bowcuttkarmaKarma Clifford Bowcutt passed away peacefully at her home on June 2, 2009. She was born in St. Anthony Idaho to Vetta Emma and Harold Albert Clifford. She married Charles Bowcutt in February of 1985. They have spent 25 very happy years together. Karma is survived by her husband Chuck, sons Tracy Peterson (Jody), Larry Peterson (Lori), and daughters Leslie Larson (Dave), Angie Pachal (Paul) and Linda Cook, 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Her siblings Vaughan, Cliff, Don, Lynn, sister Lona Faye and special friend Carol Merrell. She was a member of the LDS Church. She loved anytime she spent with family and friends. Karma was a retired Civil Servant, spending many years at Tooele Army Depot and Dugway Proving Grounds. The viewing was held at Tate Mortuary on June 4, 2009.  The funeral was held at Tate Mortuary on June 5, 2009. Interment Tooele City Cemetery. The family wishes to thank family, friends and neighbors for express wishes of love and support. A special thanks to Dr. Holt and Dr. Pearl for their unending care.

Marguerite Weyland

Written By: tatemortuary - May• 24•09

weylandmargueriteMarguerite (Dete) Ella Weyland passed away 24 May 2009 at home.  She was born to Wilburn Riley Lay and Nora Sebree Lay, 10 April 1923 in Torrington, Wyoming.  She married Bennett Michael Weyland 7 December 1946, and was sealed in the Jordan River Temple 7 August 1998.  Mom loved her family and we loved her.  She never forgot a birthday or an anniversary, and made those days special for us.  She enjoyed being active, spending many years bowling 1951 to 1982 (Utah state champion 1964), square dancing, traveling, volunteering as a Cub Scout Den mother, and various church callings.   She is survived by a brother, Riley Lay, sons Jay (Vickie) Weyland, and Robert (Bobbi) Weyland, six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.  Preceded in death by her parents, a sister Edith and her husband Bennett.  The funeral will be held at 2 PM Thursday, 28 May, at Tate Mortuary.  A viewing will be held one hour before the services.

Katherine Foster Shepherd

Written By: tatemortuary - May• 23•09

shepherdkatherineKatherine Foster Shepherd passed away at her home in Stansbury Park on May 23, 2009 at the age of65. She was born on March 12, 1944 in Salt Lake City the first of 16 children to Arthur Glenn and Gloria Thompson Foster. Her father was an officer in the U. S. Air Force so she had the opportunity to live in many parts of the world including Libya, Africa, Anchorage, Alaska, Washington D. C., Dayton, Ohio and Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. She graduated from Lompoc High School in Lompoc, California in June, 1962 and during her senior year she became a California State Sterling Scholar in Mathematics. After high school graduation she attended the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. However, after a semester instead of continuing college education she decided to marry the young airman she met in California. On June 4, 1963 she married Raymond L. Shepherd in the Idaho Falls, Idaho LDS Temple. Later divorced in October, 2005. They moved to Great Falls, Montana where he was stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base until his release from the military in 1965. While he attended college at Ricks Jr. College in Rexburg and then Brigham Young University she bore and raised the children. She is the mother of nine children, Lee (Debbie ), Duane (Kelly), Preston (Wendy), Kristine, David (Becky), Paul (Heather), Stewart (Jamie), Brad (Kelli), and Karabeth. She earned her degree as well while Ray earned his by raising the children and typing an endless number master’s theses and doctor’s dissertations. She was in great demand by graduate students at BYU because she not only put the papers in great form but she was fast and could correct spelling and composition as she typed them. Her reputation extended to the University of Utah, graduate students would drive to Orem to have their papers prepared by her. In 1986 the family moved to Stansbury Park where they purchased the old Clark farm house. A place she dearly loved and swore she would live there until her end. She was where she wanted to be when she left this life and went ahead into the next. She loved her family and many friends dearly. She was very much aware of her responsibility to her ancestors and loved ones. She spent her last day in this life visiting the graves of her family who had gone before her. Kathie will be missed by everyone. Kathie was preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Gloria Foster and two brothers, Brian and Kelly. She is survived by her children, 32 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren and her many brothers and sisters. On Saturday, May 30, 2009 a viewing will be held at the Stansbury Park Stake Center, 417 East Benson Rd., Stansbury Park Utah (across from the Benson Grist Mill) from 9 am to 10:45 am followed by funeral services at 11 am. Burial will be in the Wasatch Lawns Cemetery, 3415 Highland dr. Salt Lake City, Utah

Bernice Walker

Written By: tatemortuary - May• 22•09

walkerberniceTogether again Bernice & LaVar

On May 22, 2009 Bernice Geneva Anderton Walker beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend passed away peacefully in her sleep. Bernice was born February 13, 1932 on the ranch in Marysvale, Utah to Wesley Elmer and Kirsten Geneva (Anderson) Anderton. She was raised in Marysvale with her 8 siblings and later moved to Tooele. In 1952 Bernice married the love of her life William Lavar Walker .Together they raised 2 children Peggy (Danny) Sanchez and Grant (Lucy). Bernice loved her grand kids, hunting, fishing, and life on the ranch. She loved to shop especially when there was a good deal and always shared the wealth. In her later years there wasn’t a yard sale she would pass up. She loved going for scenic drives with family whenever she got the chance. Bernice is survived by her children, grandchildren: Thomas (Tommy) Belnap, Nathan Grant (Analyn) Walker, Nikki (Nate) Walker. Brothers: Grant (Marie), Robert (Vickie), Ned, Donald (Annie) Anderton and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, parents, brothers: Virl, Harold, Bud, Ralph, sister Maxine and son in law Danny Sanchez. The family wishes to express their many thanks to Rocky Mountain Care, Dr. Trudel and Hospice staff for the love and care they have shown Bernice in the past year. Funeral services will be held Thursday May 28th, 2009 @ 11 :00 a.m. at the Tate Mortuary (110 S. Main) with viewing to be held Wednesday evening from 6-8:00 p.m. also Thursday one hour prior to service. Interment Tooele Cemetery 361 S. 100 E.

Thomas Croom

Written By: tatemortuary - May• 20•09

Thomas W. Croom, III of Stevenson, Washington died unexpectedly after battling pancreatitis for 10 years.  A man of many talents, he leaves behind a heritance of utility and beauty.  Born July 15, 1950 in Reno, Nevada to Thomas W. Croom, Jr. and Marrium A. Croom.  He graduated from Tooele Co. Schools and Yakima Valley Community College.  His family includes his Mother and brothers Timothy and Terry, and their families.  His father and sister Carol predeceased him.  His constant companions were his two dogs Bowser and Noodles and his cat.  Services will be Friday, May 22nd at 2:00 pm at Tate Mortuary, with burial in the Grantsville City Cemetery.




Jade Lin Douglas

Written By: tatemortuary - May• 19•09

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Jade Lin Douglas, 48, slipped the chains of earthly bonds to soar with eagles May 19, 2009.  He is survived by his wife, Robin Theresa Douglas, and his son, Logan Jade Douglas (6).  Jade was a wonderful and amazing man.  He loved life with passion, joy and enthusiasm.  He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hiking in the Southern Utah backcountry, scuba diving, biking, travel, photography and sharing his love with everyone he met.  Jade never met a person he didn’t call a friend.  His compassion, kindness, love and joy will never be forgotten.  He always saw the good in everyone and everything. His laughter and his hugs will be missed by all of us who knew him.  Jade was an amazing father, patient, gentle and kind.  His family was his greatest joy.  He was Logan’s best friend and playmate.  Jade, we love you and we will miss you.  Until we meet again, good bye Adventure Man.  A viewing will be held at Tate Mortuary in Tooele, UT, Saturday, May 23, 2009 from 4-6.  The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Heritage West Credit Union in the name of Logan Douglas.

Ernest A. Paulos

Written By: tatemortuary - May• 17•09

paulosernestErnest A. Paulos
1919 – 2009

Ernest A. Paulos was the second of five sons born to Greek immigrants, Charlie and Anna Ramos Paulos. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on Dec. 12, 1919 and resided in Tooele, Utah. He graduated from Tooele High School and was the fullback on the Tooele High School football team. That team traveled to Hawaii where they played in the championship game. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the South PacifiC as a Master Sergeant mechanic in the tank corps. He was awarded numerous medals and decorations for his service. Ernest married Helen Makris and had two sons, Theodore and Charlie. He was co-owner of Paulos Motor car dealership in Tooele for many years and was a successful businessman. Ernest had a good life, traveled extensively, provided for his family. He gave his children many opportunities, which included their education. His children enjoyed many wonderful experiences and benefits because of his devotion to them. After the death of his wife Helen in 1988 he enjoyed being a loving grandfather to his grandchildren. Ernest passed away at the Utah State Veterans Nursing home on May 17, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen, and son Theodore. He is survived by his son Charlie and daughter-in-law Chrissy, their children Renna, Stauss and Helena. The family would like to express how dearly loved Ernie was and he will be sorely missed. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 22, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Tate Mortuary, 110 S. Main St. in Tooele, Utah. Viewing will be held one hour prior to service with Trisagion at 10:30 a.m. Interment Tooele City Cemetery. Donations can be mode to either Greek Orthodox Church in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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