Quenton James Palmer, 85, passed away on July 8, 2011, after a short illness. He was born on February 2, 1926, to James Thomas and Fern Lowe Palmer in Morgan, Utah. He graduated from Morgan High School. Shortly after graduating, he enlisted in the Navy and served his country during World War II. After his honorable service, he returned home and married his sweetheart, Barbara Joy Whitear on April 16, 1948. They are the parents of three children, Cheryle (Randall) Manning, Wendy (Larry) Farr, and Gary (Kathi) Palmer. He was an accomplished organist and served his church for many years in this capacity. With his wife, he served an LDS mission in Dallas, Texas. His pride and joy were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss him very much. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; sister, LaDawn (Keith) Toone; brother, Garth (Joyce) Palmer; his three children; thirteen grandchildren; and seventeen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one sister, and two grandchildren.
Jeanine Eileen Baker Gruber, 66, passed away July 9th, 2011 from complications due to Aplastic Anemia. She was born Sept. 7, 1944 in Long Beach, Ca. Jeanine was loved by all of her 8 children, 21 grandchildren and 14 Great grandchildren.
MTN. GREEN - K. Earl Ericksen, 87, passed away, July 12, 2011 at McKay-Dee Hospital.
He was born May 22, l924, to Vernal and Anita Stringham Ericksen, in Manti, Utah.
On January 28, l948, he married Gretta Griffiths in the Logan LDS Temple. Earl was an avid sportsman. He played basketball, won a high school state doubles tennis championship as well as played tennis for BYU, and pitched semi-professional baseball throughout Utah and Wyoming. Many family vacations were spent hunting and fishing.
K. Earl Ericksen, 87, passed away, July 12, 2011 at McKay-Dee Hospital. Ericksen served on the Morgan County School Board for more than twenty years. He was still serving and lending his insight and vast experience on the school board at the time of his death.
-MORGAN- John Paul Swanger- beloved son, brother, uncle and friend passed away June 29, 2011 at his home in Morgan, Utah.
He was born May 17, 1948 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Arthur John and Merle Blackburn Swanger. He graduated from South High School. After some vocational training he went to work at Hill Air Force Base where he was employed for over 36 years.
Ronald Butters Giles passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side on June 10 2011.
He was born March 30 1935 in Milton, Morgan Utah to Loyal Albert Giles and Sarah Marie Butters Giles. He was the 6th child and last of the children. He had three brothers, Bert Giles, Clyde Giles, Ross Giles and two sisters, Faye Smith and Margret Robinson all deceased.
Laurel M. Brewer, 89, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2011. He was born August 29, 1921 in Echo, Utah, a son of Ernest H. and Julia Ann Brewer. Dad graduated from North Summit High School in 1941. He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad prior to enlistment in the Navy where he flew over a million miles and was a member of the Blue Raiders during World War II. He retired from the DDO then spent years as a handyman, fishing and hunting.
Laurel M. Brewer, 89, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2011.
Friends may visit on Wed. June 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Walker Mortuary at 45 W 200 N in Morgan and Thurs., June 2 from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the Henefer Ward Chapel on Main Street in Henefer. Funeral services will be held Thurs. at 11:00 a.m. in Henefer. Interment in the South Morgan Cemetery with military honors.
Marjorie Rogers Tueller, 90, peacefully passed away on May 20, 2011, in Bountiful, Utah.
Marjorie was born April 3, 1921 in Morgan, Utah to Thelma Dickson and Curtis William Rogers. The second of six children, Marjorie was part of a large, loving family whose devoted parents made home a haven for their children.
She loved growing up in Morgan, surrounded by extended family and dear friends and neighbors. Her childhood was during the Great Depression, so her entertainment revolved around family, church and school activities. Marjorie worked hard at home helping her family, playing with her sisters and brother, took music lessons, loved hiking in the foothills surrounding her home, and playing with her best friend, Della. She loved to go on family car rides and truly loved being with her family among “the hills of home.” Marjorie loved music and dancing, and was a skilled tap dancer. The 20’s and 30’s were the “golden age” of Hollywood, and Marjorie thought that going to movies was a special treat. She also had a great love for animals.
Our precious little special “daughter” Sandra Elaine Hood, entered the presence of her Heavenly Father Sunday, May 22, 2011. We know she was received in All Glory as she was a pure and chosen spirit. She was born in Charleston, South Carolina on May 17, 1963. She first came into our lives June, 1991, and shortly thereafter came to live with us permanently. She was born with many afflictions and handicaps which made life a struggle for her. And as we question why some are bound to remain children all their mortal life we must acknowledge that her bubbly, joyous personality enhanced our family in immeasurable ways. Sandy brought laughter and happiness with her and brightened our home with her goodness. We are grateful for the blessing of knowing her and having her as part of our circle. As she slipped through the veil to the next exciting chapter of her existence, she took with her a big part of our hearts.
Don left the love of his life Shirley “Liz” Hammons Creager to join his parents Lester and Alta Richins Creager on May 19, 2011. He died of a massive heart attack at McKay Dee Hospital.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the South Morgan Cemetery. A viewing will be held Monday, May 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Walker Mortuary and Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
NORTH OGDEN – In the early hours of May 10, 2011, an angel slipped quietly and peacefully back into the arms of a loving Father in Heaven.
Joan Durrant Ferrin was born in Morgan, Utah on May 23, 1944. She attended Morgan High School where she was drum majorette, played the flute, and served as the diary princess. It is also where she met the boy who for nearly 50 years, would affectionately call her “My Sweetheart.”
MORGAN – Lila Thomas Marchant Christiansen, 87, our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the home of her daughter Marilyn in Manti, Utah. She rejoined her beloved husband Rellus after 49 years.
Seth Harvey Schick, age 74, passed away April 6, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born on June 8, 1936 in Kaysville, Utah to George and Ruth Schick.
Seth graduated from Utah State with his Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics (Land Resource Management). He owned and operated Schick International for 41 years.
He married the love of his life, Karren Hodgson, on September 2, 1960 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple and they enjoyed 50 years of marriage. Together they have four children: Jeff, Scott, Daranee and Alison.
Carol Elaine Durrant Carter, eighty-one years old passed away on March 29, 2011 at her home in Morgan, Utah.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 1, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rock LDS Church, Morgan 12th Ward Chapel, 10 W. Young Street, Morgan, Utah.
A viewing for friends and family will be on Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at Walker Mortuary, 45 W. 200 N. Morgan UT and Friday April 1, 20011 from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. at the Morgan 12th LDS Ward, 10 W. Young Street Morgan, UT.
Our kind and loving mother, Jane Dawson Merz, 85, of Morgan, passed from this earthly plain on Sunday February 27, 2011 to be reunited with her eternal love, Martin. Cancer took her physical body but her spirit lives on.
Boyd Sakizzie, son of Hastiin Tesh ‘kis toho and Top ah ah bitsih, left mortality on February 17, 2011 from complications of diabetes. He was born on April 20, 1926 in between Aneth and Montezuma Creek. He was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings: Thomas, Arlene, Helen, Nora, Ora Chee, Leola, and Joe; his beloved wife Margaret Blackhorse Lee Sakizzie; his children: Melvin Howard, Carmenlita, Virgil Vernon, and Charlotte. His surviving children include: Herman Sam (Teresa), Marjorie Valerie Sakizzie, Rena Mae Hopkins, Lora Jeanne (Mark) Thurston, Elizabeth Lee (Jimmy Sr.) Holly, and Benjamin Lee. Boyd loved and delighted in the presence of his grandchildren and his numerous great-grandchildren. Also Boyd has a few great- great-grandchildren.
TOQUERVILLE - Walter Curtis Lichfield, 83, passed away on February 20, 2011, from emphysema. Walter was born September 23, 1927.
Walter grew up in Star Valley, Wyoming and in Weber County, Utah. Walter proposed and sent a engagement ring to his high school sweetheart, Wilma Browning, when he was serving in the military in China. He also sent silk from China for her wedding dress.
They were married April 14, 1949, in the Logan LDS Temple. Walter loved teaching religion at South Cache High Seminary for 10 years. Walter retired after 27 years working at Hill Air Force Base in Clearfield, UT.
Sandra (Sandy) Rigby Wilson, 47, our beloved wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister and friend passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2011 from a sudden illness, surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 at 12 noon in the Morgan 6th Ward chapel, 2700 South Morgan Valley Drive, Porterville. Friends and family may call at Walker Mortuary in Morgan Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. at the church.
Coalville – Our sweet mother, grandmother and sister passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on January 12, 2011, after an 18 month battle with Pancreatic Cancer. She was born October 21, 1929 the 5th daughter of Ursula Elizabeth Sargent and John Eaton Wright in Spring Hollow, Utah. Afton graduated from North Summit High School in 1947. She moved to Salt Lake City and worked for the Department of Employment Security.
McQuown --radio and television pioneer, prize-winning writer, ardent traveler, voracious reader, lover of the out-of-doors, a true Renaissance woman-- passed away on January 6 in San Francisco, California. Born in Morgan, Utah, to Thelma Dickson and Curtis William Rogers, she is survived by her daughter, Eloise, San Francisco; her sisters, Marjorie Rogers Tueller (Jack) Bountiful, Utah; Florence Rogers Sowell (Wesley), Pocatello, Idaho; Sherolyn Rogers Jenkins (Larry) Morgan, Utah; and brother Bernell D. Rogers (Marjorie) of Torrance, California plus in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklyn King McQuown; her sister, Kathryn Rogers Whittier (Robert); and her parents Thelma and Curtis Rogers.
Funeral services will be held, Saturday, January 22, 12 noon, Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple St., SLC with a visitation Sat. 10:30am to noon. Burial: Morgan Utah. Contributions are suggested to your favorite charity.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 10, 2011 at 12 noon at the Pleasant View 10th Ward Chapel, 3602 North 500 West in Pleasant View. Friends and family may call Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Walker Mortuary, 45 West 200 North, Morgan, and Monday from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. at the church in Pleasant View.
Ray P. Whitaker returned to his Heavenly Father surrounded by his family Tuesday December 28, 2010.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 04, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Field Street Church 240 So. 300 West., Morgan.
A viewing will be held at the Walker Mortuary 45 West 200 North; Morgan on Monday January 03, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Tuesday morning January 04, 2011 at the Field St. LDS Church from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
Interment will be in the South Morgan Cemetery.
MORGAN- George Alfred (Alf) Turner, age 96, passed away November 24, 2010.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2010, at 12:00 noon at the LDS 12th Ward building (Rock Church), 10 West Young St., Morgan, UT with a viewing to be held Friday, November 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the Walker Mortuary 45 W 200 N, Morgan, UT and Saturday, November 27 from 10:45 to 11:45 at the church.
Arlo Dearden Palmer, 81, died Sunday, October 24, 2010 in Tremonton, Utah. He was born February 4, 1929 in Ogden, Utah to Walter LeRoy Palmer and Ella Lithgoe Dearden. His siblings are Dean, Bessie and Fred (all deceased) and Keith, Valerie, Caroline and Tim.
ROY – Vernon J. Shaw, 85, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at his home in Roy.
He was born August 10, 1924, in Liberty, Utah to Lewis and Sarah Rhodes Shaw. He married Norma Allred on October 24, 1943, in Harrisville, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Mack C. Peterson, 89, died Friday, October 15, 2010 in Morgan.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 12 noon in the Milton Church. Friends and family may call at the Walker Mortuary in Morgan, Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and the Milton Church to 10:45 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday.