Clifford Leon Whetten left this mortal existence on September 11, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. His passing was sudden yet sweet, due to complications from pancreatic cancer. At the time of his diagnosis, Clifford was serving as the MTC President for the LDS Church in Lima, Peru.
Hetty Marjorie Pentz Smith, passed away on September 5, 2011, surrounded by her family, on the farm she and her husband worked for over fifty-eight years. Marjorie was born on September 4, 1925, in Stoddard, Utah to Jacob and Ruby Pentz. She grew up in Morgan, Utah, where she graduated from LDS Seminary and Morgan High School in 1943. Marjorie loved riding horses on their family farm, which eventually led to participation in the county fair rodeos, where she enjoyed riding bucking broncs and bareback. She often won the competitions, earning prizes including a saddle and bridle. She even attempted to ride a bull once in the Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo, which led to a broken collar bone. She also enjoyed riding her pinto horse in parades, where they performed tricks for the crowd. She worked in the office of the Arsenal and at the Military base in Ogden, UT, and then began work at IBM. She married Eldon Smith in Coalville, Utah on April 4, 1947 and they were later sealed together for eternity in the Cardston Alberta Temple.
Our loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, Earl J Banner, age 74, passed peacefully away on Thursday September 1st. He was born on May 14, 1937 in Declo, Idaho to Clarence LeRoy and Olevia Hymas Banner. He learned many lessons and skills that carried him through the rest of his life working beside his father and brothers on the family farm. After graduating from Declo High School he attended University of Idaho before serving a LDS mission to Samoa, where he learned to love the Polynesian people. He attended Brigham Young University and met his sweetheart, Nyla Wilcock. They were sealed for eternity on June 14, 1962 in the Salt Lake Temple.
Keira and Kate are excited to announce the marriage of their mom, Jamie, to Ben. They were married on Sept. 1, 2011. A lovely garden reception was held at the Blomquist home following the wedding. Jamie is the daughter of Scott and Kathy Rees of Morgan. Ben is the son of Dave and Pam Blomquist of Morgan. Jamie and Ben, Kate and Keira will begin their new family life in Morgan.
Raymond Keith Larson passed away peacefully at home on August 24, 2011 after a short battle with cancer. Keith was born on April 19, 1931 in Morgan Utah to Raymond Parley and Ann Giles Larson. He graduated from Morgan High School, and attended Weber State College and later graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science and Masters degree in Education. He served in the Northwestern States Mission for the LDS Church. After his mission he joined the Air Force and served in Japan as an Instrument Panel Instructor for 3 years. He met his sweetheart and eternal companion, Nora Howard at BYU. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on September 7, 1960. Together they have 9 children 32 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. He taught Math and Science at Pleasant Grove High School and was also a counselor. He returned to teaching math at Orem Jr. High. He served as an ordinance worker in the Mt. Timpanogos temple. Keith and Nora together served in the Pennsylvania Philadelphia Mission for the LDS Church.
Alec Deru, son of Scott and Teresa Deru, has received his mission call to the New Jersey Morristown Mission. He will speak in the Cottonwood Creek Ward Sacrament Meeting on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 10:50 a.m. at the Highlands Chapel (5378 W. Old Highway Road, Mountain Green, Utah).
Jayne Smalley and McKay Weaver are happy to announce their marriage on Saturday, September 3, 2011 in the Bountiful LDS Temple. Jayne is the daughter of Scott and Wendy Smalley of Mountain Green, McKay is the son of Randy and Nina Weaver of Centerville. The bride and groom are both graduates of Utah State University. In the case of any oversight, all friends and family are invited to attend a celebration that evening at Snow Basin in Earl’s Lodge between 6 :00 and 8:00 pm.
Elder Justin Matthew Heiner has been called to serve in the Washington Tacoma mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will be speaking at the Porterville Meetinghouse (2700 S. Morgan Valley Drive) on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 10am.
Grace Lythgoe Johanson, 83, returned peacefully to her Heavenly Father Thursday, August 11, 2011 at her home in Morgan, Utah.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Rock Church, 10 West Young Street, with Bishop McClellan officiating. Friends may call at the Walker Mortuary in Morgan Wednesday, Aug 17 from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday from 9:45-10:45 at the Rock Church.
Landon Peterson and Aubrey Bitter announce their marriage on Saturday August 20, 2011 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Landon is the son of Daren and Sheri Peterson of Peterson, Utah. He graduated from Morgan High School in 2006. He served a mission in Everett, Washington and is currently attending Weber State University.
Sawyer Wagner, son of Kyle and Cynthia Wagner, has completed his journey from Tiger Cub, earning his Arrow of Light, to Eagle with the Boy Scouts of America. His Eagle project consisted of building a commons area in the neighborhood of Quail Hollow. This project includes a fire pit, three tier picnic area, underground sprinklers, and sod. With earning his Eagle Sawyer joins his older brothers, Tanner and Trent, in this elite rank.
Toquerville, Utah – Terry Browning Lichfield, age 53, passed away due to complications from rheumatic fever. Terry returned to heaven to rejoice with his father and two brothers, his horse Star, and his favorite black lab Lady. Terry was born December 22, 1957 in Logan, Utah to Walter Curtis Lichfield and Wilma Browning Lichfield.
Kelsey Donaldson, daughter of Dave and Liz Donaldson of Morgan will marry Colby Townsend son of Kevin and Jane Townsend of Bountiful on Saturday August 13th in the Oquirrh Mountain LDS Temple. A reception will be held in their honor on Friday, August 19th from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Farmington Community Arts Center at 120 S. Main Street. In case of an oversight please join us that evening to celebrate with the happy couple. After a honeymoon trip to Oregon, Kelsey and Colby will reside in Ogden.
Kathy Caton and Lane and Robyn Pentz are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Stephany Kae to Ryan Jorgensen Crossley son of Shaun and Brenda Crossley on Friday, August 12, 2011 in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. All are invited to attend a reception in their honor at the Timbermine Restaurant at 1701 Park Boulevard in Ogden, UT from 7-9pm.
Nicole Jalipa and Zac Cardon announce their marriage on Friday, August 19, 2011 in the Manti LDS Temple. Nicole Eve is the daughter of Barry and Joan Dick of Fort Worth, Texas. The bride is a 2009 graduate of the Academy of American Studies in New York City. She is attending Brigham Young University pursuing a degree in Public Health.
KasSandra Chanel Thurston and Tanner Jacob Cox will be married for time and all eternity in the Bountiful LDS Temple on Saturday, August 13th. A reception will be held in their honor that evening from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the home of the bride’s parents, Kevin and Tracy Thurston, 1295 W. Island Rd. Morgan, UT. All well wishers are invited to please join them in case of an oversight.
Hannah Hawkes, daughter of Denise and Chad Hawkes of Morgan will marry Daniel Giullian, son of Mark and Marianne Giullian of Bozeman, Montana on Thursday, August 11th in the Bountiful LDS Temple. A garden reception will be held in their honor that evening from 6:30 to 8:30 at the home of the bride at 179 West 150 South. In case of an oversight please join us that evening to celebrate with the happy couple. Guests may park at the Fox Point Park (300 West) and follow the park path leading to the backyard of the Hawkes home. Hannah and Dan met at BYU and plan to reside in Provo to continue their educational goals.
Shelbee Anderson and Jayden Carrigan announce their marriage on Sat, August 13, 2011 in the Logan LDS Temple. Shelbee is the daughter of Kathy and the late Shayne Anderson. She graduated from Morgan High in 2010 and Davis Applied Technical College in 2011. She will continue school at DATC in September in master esthetics.
Mark and Lauri Robinson are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Anné. She will marry Justin Jay Riches, son of Joel and Robin Riches, on Thursday, August 11th in the Salt Lake Temple. A garden reception honoring the couple will be held that evening at the Riches residence in Henefer.
Happy Birthday Dad. Thank you for all the Memories, Love, and fun we shared when we started to have our dates every Wednesday of every week until you were called home.
I can feel your presence so very many times when I see or when I am around different places that you and I shared on our special days. I felt blessed to know that your faith in me and trust never wavered on the last day that I saw you before you passed on. The thought of all the fishing you have been doing in heaven - makes me laugh - because when we went fishing and you caught five of the most beautiful salmon I had ever seen - the look on your face said all the words a daughter needed to hear.
Deven Boyer and Nick McBride were married July 23rd at Solitude Mt Resort. Deven is from Morgan and graduated from the U of U. Currently she works for Chrysalis as an Advocate for people with disabilities. Nick is from Kaysville, also graduated from the U of U and is currently employed by Fidelity Investments in SLC. They have a home in Farmington and plan a wedding trip this fall. An open house from 7-9 is being held at the McBride home 996 Windsor Lane, Kaysville on July 30th. Please join us.
Aubrey Mecham and Brady Sanderson announce their marriage on Friday, August 5th in the Bountiful Temple. Aubrey is the daughter of Glen and Carol Mecham of Morgan. She graduated from Morgan High in 2007 and Utah State in 2010 with a Bachelors degree in Human Resources and minor in Business Finance. Brady is the son of Derl and Laureen Sanderson of Brigham City. He graduated from Box Elder High in 2007 and shortly after served in the Missouri St. Louis mission through fall of 2009. He currently attends Utah State University. The couple will reside in Logan. For those who wish to celebrate with them a reception will be held that evening from 6:30-9:0pm at the Mecham residence.
Clay and Kelly S. Carter of Porterville are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Angela Shae Carter to Christopher Brian Currie son of Brian and Heidi Currie of Syracuse and Kent and Kent ad Denise Nelson of Bountiful. On Friday, July 27, 2011 at the Morgan City Park. The ceremony is at 4:00pm with a reception to follow from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Due to any possible oversight friends and well-wishers are invited to attend and celebrate with the bride and groom at any time that evening. All are welcome.
Rock Springs, WY - Keli Jo Hardy-Shook, 50, passed away July 23, 2011 at the Salt Lake City Regional Medical Center. She died from a sudden illness. Keli was born April 22, 1961 in Ogden, Utah to Val Dean and Carol Lee Hardy. She was a graduate of the Morgan High School class of 1979 and soon after met the love of her life, Dale Shook. Her and Dale wed on August 2, 1980 and moved to Wyoming following Dale’s work. Their daughter was born in 1984 where they became “three together forever”. They lived in Lyman and Evanston and later moved to Rock Springs where Keli worked various jobs until she earned her Associates Degree from Western Wyoming Community College. With that degree she began her career in office management and administrative assistance. These jobs included working at the local college, hospital, Schlumberger, and most recently IPS. Keli was a hard worker and valued her jobs and the people she worked with. During her time off she loved to be in the comfort of her home with her husband and her three Airedale Terriers. She loved her dogs as if they were her children. Keli was involved with the local Humane Society and helped any and all Airedales get rescued even if that meant she transported them to their new home across state lines. Keli also enjoyed camping and spending time with her family and friends.
Chaplain Berge A. Hoogasian departed Earth for his home in heaven this week. He died of natural causes at the age of 87. A born again Christian and Baptist Minister, Chaplain Hoogasian led a distinguished military career spanning several decades of service. He began his service as an Army Private in the infantry in World War II in Europe.
Paul and Vanna Carter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently with their family in Park City, Utah. Each of their children and spouses along with all grandchildren and great grandchildren were able to attend the weekend of fun with the exception of two grandsons serving LDS missions and a deceased great-granddaughter. The group were able to watch the U.S. Olympic Aerial Freestyle Show at Olympic Park as well as other daytime activities such as riding the alpine coaster, frisbee golf at the top of the ski runs, and a family dinner hosted by their children at the Park City Grill.
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.
Harvey J. Porter, formerly of Henefer will celebrate his 100th birthday this week. He was born July 12, 1911 in Salt Lake City to Warren W. and Susan L. Florence Porter. He married Faye Nielson on September 30, 1935 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Elder Carson James Baltazar, son of Jeff and Norma Jean Baltazar of Mountain Green, has been called to serve in the Quito, Ecuador Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will speak in the Rosehill Ward (4150 W. Old Highway Road) on Sunday, July 13th at 10:50 a.m. He will enter the MTC on July 13th.
-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.
The children and grandchildren of Keith and Faye Donna Little honored their parents and grandparents on Saturday, June 25th in Ogden. They were celebrating Keith and Faye Donna’s 65th wedding anniversary.