Doris Mae Cooley Benson passed away peacefully at her home on Sept 13, 2021. She was 87 years old. Doris was born on Oct 25, 1933 to Walter LeRoy and Wilma Larsen Cooley. She lived in Newton most of her life. She graduated from North Cache High. She was married to Glen Royden Benson on March 15, 1954. They raised their family of 7 children in Newton, showing them by example how to work hard and serve others. She was cheerful, courageous, gentle, and patient. She was a wonderful cook and a kind friend to many. Children loved her, especially her 24 grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Glen, Newton, six children, Julie (Kent) Johnson, Richmond, Brad Benson, Newton, Janet (Steve) Morrow, Layton, Craig (Michelle) Benson, Newton, Michael (Cami) Benson, Newton, Jed (Melanie) Benson, Pittsburgh. She had 24 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, a sister Elaine (Bob) Jones, Alpine and a brother Val Cooley, Mount Sterling. She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Jolene, her brothers Max and Norris, 2 grandchildren, and 1 great grandson. A viewing will be held at the Newton Church on Thursday, Sept 16 from 7-8:30 pm and again on Friday from 11 am to 12 pm. Funeral services will take place at the Newton Church Friday, Sept 17, at 12:30 pm. Interment will follow at the Newton Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cache Valley Mortuary. Read more

Helen E. Graves passed away September 14, 2021. Funeral services will take place Saturday, September 18, 2021 beginning at 2pm at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 East Center Street, Logan, Utah with a viewing prior beginning at 1pm. Interment will be in the Providence City Cemetery. To view a complete obituary please visit Read more

S. MeRell Munson was born June 26th, 1986, in Logan Utah to Stanford & Lori Munson. MeRell was the first son and fourth out of five children to Stanford and Lori. He grew up in Trenton Utah and loved being on the family farm. As a child, that's where his love for farming started. When he was little, he was out with his father hauling manure with the slurry wagon. His Dad told him to stay in the tractor, and as a curious little boy he didn't listen and ended up behind the slurry wagon. He was covered in cow poop and all anyone could see was the whites of his eyes. He was able to grow up right across the street from his cousins and they were always making memories around the farm. As an adolescent and teen, he worked for Wendell Hansen. Those years were pivotal for MeRell and the Hansen family played a huge roll in his life. He had many great male influences that made a huge impression on him and Wendell was one of the many that helped mold him into the man he became. MeRell was an Eagle Scout and in 2005 Graduated from Sky View High School. He served an Honorable Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 2006-2008 In Spokane Washington. He met his sweetheart Kelsey in the spring of 2011, and they were married in May of 2012. They lived mostly in Amalga as he worked for the Munk Family Farm and in 2019 they moved to Newton where they planned to live and raise their family for the foreseeable future. He lived for the farm and hated to take time off from it. He brought his kids out to ride with him every chance he could. He wanted them to learn the value of hard work and spend as much time with them as possible. He loved his family, God, and country. He beamed what he loved & believed in every single day. Not only did he love the farm but, he loved the Munk Family deeply and was so grateful for everything they did for him and his family. MeRell died doing what he truly loved. So many knew MeRell, and he knew them. While he was driving, you couldn't help but have a brighter day when you passed him, smiling, and waving at you. He loved visiting with people on the farm or when coming home and seeing them out and about in their yards. He would stop to chat or joke about something just to get them to laugh in passing. Often, he called those stops "ministering". He had a great testimony of the gospel and shared it as often as he could. We always knew he was feeling the spirit when he had tears in his eyes. He never was afraid or ashamed to let them flow. A Statement from his wife Kelsey: "I will miss him naming off people and their connections as we pass them by and wonder how he possibly knew so many people. He always loved to join others at church for the now 4th ward meet and discussion. He loved His Ward family, this wonderful town, and this beautiful Cache Valley. I am broken-hearted for myself, our children, his mom, his siblings, my family, and all our wonderful extended family. Thank you all so much for your outpouring of love! I hope to make him proud and accept the community's help raising our kiddos. May we be guided by Our Heavenly Father and let him begin to heal our hearts." MeRell is survived by his wife Kelsey of 9 years. His son BradLee, Daughter Eliza & Son Henry. His Mother Lori Munson, Siblings; Talesha(Curtis)Swainston, Lachelle(David) Jensen, Berena(Jason)Gooch, and Tyson(Erin) Munson, Grandmother Wanda Andrew, Mother-in-law Beverly (Jerry) Godfrey, Brother, and Sisters-in-law; Chance (Kristen) Courter, Flint (Toree) Courter, Shalynn (Josh) Groll, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. MeRell was proceeded in death by his Father Stanford Munson. Cousin Matthew Jardine, as well as grandparents, Aunts, and Uncles. Funeral services will be held at the Amalga Utah Stake Center. Viewing Friday, September 17th from 5-7 pm Viewing Saturday, September 18th from 8:30 am-11 am funeral to follow at 12pm-1pm Graveside to follow at Newton, Utah Cemetery immediately after the services. *There will be a memorial table set up to collect memories of MeRell and his hats will be available to be signed. If you feel incline to bring your own hat to be signed, please do so.* Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cache Valley Mortuary Read more

Julie Diane Pruett, age 43, passed away suddenly on September 7, 2021 at her home in Logan, Utah. She was born in Long Beach, California on March 7, 1978 to Louis E. and Linda Barlow Pruett. She was one of eight children. When she was about eleven years old, the family moved to Utah. She graduated from Logan High School in 1996, and then went on to graduate from Stevens Henager College in nursing. Julie was the first to graduate from college in her family, and she was very proud of that. On September 7, 1996, she married Robert Snow Derrick in North Logan, Utah. They had four children and were later divorced. Julie worked in a variety of jobs, but for the past few years was employed at Caisson Laboratories in Smithfield, Utah where she was a sales representative. It was at Caisson that she met the love of her life, Michael Harman, and they were very happy together. She was full of life and will always be remembered for her wicked sense of humor and her big heart. She often took in strays in need, both human and animal, to give them love, shelter, and support. Julie found driving in the car very therapeutic and also enjoyed hiking and music. Family relationships were very important to her, and she considered many of her coworkers at Caisson to be her family. She will be sorely missed but fondly remembered. Julie is survived by her four children, all of Logan: Bobby Derrick, Ashley Mae Derrick Santana, Aaron Derrick, Lynda Derrick, and her three "adopted" children Sara, Chelle, and Matt Harman; her mother, Linda Pruett, and siblings Terry, Gennifer, Wayne, David, Heidi, Jay, and Jane Pruett. She was preceded in death by her father, Louis E. Pruett, Donna (aunt), Phil (uncle), and Sharon (aunt). The family would like to recognize and thank Caisson Laboratories for their support and assistance at this difficult time. The viewing will be held on Saturday, September 18th from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 East Center Street, Logan. Graveside services for Julie will be that same day at 12:00 noon at the Trenton, Utah Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed online at Read more

Beckstead Larry Asa Beckstead 83 Preston, Idaho passed away September 11, 2021. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Preston North Stake Center, 310 N. State, Preston. Viewings will be held Friday from 6:00-8:00 pm at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E. Preston and prior to the funeral from 9:30-10:30 am at the church. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at . Read more

On her 57th Birthday, our beloved Kristy finished her 5-year battle with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and took the next step on her eternal journey. Kristy is preceded in death by her baby sister, and survived by her parents Carl and Marilyn Hoffmann; her siblings Debbie (Mark) Seare, Sherri (Jeff) Congdon, Ryan (Jessica) Hoffmann; her husband Bruce Allred; and her children Miranda (Brandon) Holwege, Aaron (Harley) Allred, Jacob (Gina) Allred, Jordan Allred, and Seth Allred. Kristy was born in Logan UT, and raised in Preston ID. After graduating from Utah State University, she married Bruce in the Jordan River Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Kristy and Bruce raised their family in Sandy UT. She was a devoted disciple of Jesus Christ, daughter, sister, wife, mother, and friend. Kristy was always active. As a child she enjoyed dance, and as an adult she enjoyed group dance fitness both as a participant and as a certified Zumba and U-Jam instructor; she loved her group fitness sisters! Kristy's family thanks the many friends and health care providers who helped Kristy throughout her cancer fight, including the professionals at the Intermountain Blood and Marrow Transplant/Acute Leukemia (BMTIAL) Program located at LDS Hospital, the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and the Huntsman at Home hospice team. A viewing will be held on Monday, September 13th at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E Dimple Dell Rd, Sandy UT from 6 to 8 PM. The funeral will be held Tuesday, September 14th at noon with a viewing starting at 10:30 AM at the Eastridge 7th Ward church building located at 1020 E Sunburn Ln (11585 S), Sandy UT. For those who wish to attend the funeral virtually, please visit . A zoom account is required. Interment will occur at the Preston ID Cemetery on Tuesday, September 14th at 5 PM. Read more

Ann Buttars, 72, of North Logan, Utah, passed away September 9, 2021, at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City following complications of surgery and a lifetime of diabetes. Ann was our beloved sister, aunt, friend, neighbor, and the first person we called when we needed information for a term paper or school project. She could cover a wide range of topics, from Cache Valley and early Mormon history to the chemical properties in food and medicine, with a bit of proper grammar thrown in for good measure. She was born April 15, 1949, the second daughter of Asael Melvin and Maurine Buxton Buttars. At age 3, she was diagnosed with diabetes and along with her older sister, Marilyn, the family began waging an enduring battle against the disease. She attended Lewiston Elementary and North Cache Junior High, and in 1967 she graduated from Sky View High School as part of the first class who attended all three years at the newly built school. She continued her education at Utah State University, earning bachelor's and master's degrees in home economics. Ann had a lifelong love of books and supported herself in college working at the Merrill Library. Forty-six years later, she retired from USU after having worked as a cataloger, curator and onetime department head of Special Collections and Archives, where she enjoyed working with the university's Utah and Mormon history collections. She loved interacting with students while holding the skull of the legendary grizzly Old Ephriam, or a first edition of the Book of Mormon, and helping people discover and document their genealogy. In 1973, she was diagnosed with end-stage kidney failure and began traveling to Salt Lake City every other day for dialysis since there were no options of this kind in Cache Valley. As a result, Ann became an early adopter of new medical treatments and developments. Kidney transplants were fairly novel to Utah when Ann received her first cadaver donation in 1974. It failed a few weeks later when a blood clot broke loose. A second kidney came along in 1975, and Ann extended its lifespan to 17 years with a pancreas transplant in 1986 that allowed her to live without insulin shots for the first time in many years. To avoid going back on dialysis, Ann received a third kidney transplant from her sister Lori. Grateful for the gift, Ann diligently maintained a regimen that would extend the life of the kidney, and although other aspects of her health were failing, it was still going strong 29 years later at the time of her passing. Ann had an innate and abiding faith in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was an example of strength and determination to many. She loved growing up on a farm next to her cousins in Cornish and later living next to her neighbors in North Logan. She loved entertaining - and being entertained by - her nine nieces and nephews and 24 great-nieces and great-nephews. She is survived by her sisters: Janet Garn, of Providence; Barbara and husband Dan Weston, of River Heights; and Lori Buttars, of West Bountiful. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at the North Logan 1st Ward, 1105 E. 2100 North. Friends may call at 9:30 a.m. for one hour prior to services. At Ann's request, there will be no evening viewing. She will be buried next to her parents in the Smithfield City Cemetery. To view the funeral live and to leave messages with the family, go online at . The family would like to thank the many sweet friends, neighbors and cousins who made it a point to call, take her to doctor appointments, bring her food and stop by for a visit. In her honor, Ann would be thrilled if you signed up to be an organ donor, grew a garden, planted more flowers or took someone to lunch. Read more

Ann Buttars, age 72 of North Logan, passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 15th at 11 a.m. at the North Logan 1st Ward Chapel (1105 E 2100 N, in North Logan). A viewing will be held prior to the funeral from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church. A full obituary will appear in Tuesday's paper. Services are under the arrangements of Allen Mortuary in North Logan. Read more

Egley Kent Dee Egley 69 Mink Creek Idaho passed away September 7, 2021. Funeral Services will be held Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 at 11 am at the Preston North Stake Center (310 N. State, Preston). Viewings will be held Sunday Sept. 12th from 6-8 at Webb Funeral Home (1005 S. 8th E. Preston) and prior to the funeral from 9:30-10:30 am. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at . Read more

Our precious Rosanna Pitcher Wheatley, of Preston, ID, died by accident on August 14, 2021, in Roseville, CA. She was 38 years old. Rosanna was born March 14, 1983, in Logan, Utah, the youngest of the six children of Rex and Jane Pitcher. She graduated from Preston High School where she was involved in music, theater and student government, and competed in dance and golf. She worked on the yearbook staff and even started her own photography business, taking pictures for dances and weddings. She attended Utah State University studying archaeology where she met Matthew Dean Wheatley. They were married on May 20, 2005 in the Logan Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They had three cherished children and lived in Utah, Wisconsin and California. They later divorced. Rosanna found love again with Matthew Daniel Wirz, and together they had one treasured son. Motherhood was Rosanna's greatest joy in life. An attentive mother, she would sit on the floor for hours playing and reading to Oliver, Hazel, and Ruby Wheatley and August Dean Winters, who survive her. Due to having systemic lupus, she was advised not to have her last two children and her pregnancies almost took her life. However, she felt strongly that the sacrifice was worth bringing her beloved children into the world. Rosanna was a classically-trained pianist. She began playing by ear at 3, full pieces by 5, and composed music by age 8. She composed her first symphony at 12. Playing by ear, she could take any request and improvise music on the spot. She rearranged several difficult classical piano pieces. She also authored publishable, compelling poetry. A gifted seamstress, she sewed intricate quilts, clothing for her children, and household items and gifts. She believed handmade gifts made with love were the most valuable. Her creative talents also included professional-level skill in interior and floral design. Rosanna could take scrap material, metal or other discarded items and make them into artistic masterpieces. She loved gardening: having her hands in the dirt gave her great joy. She was also an avid reader of classic novels and other wide-ranging genres. Generous to a fault, Rosanna would babysit for others when she felt unwell herself. She volunteered her time and resources to many charities, notably for the Ronald McDonald House in Milwaukee, WI, and also personally cared for others in need. Along with her children, Rosanna is survived by her parents, Rex Lewis Pitcher and Jane Buttars Pitcher of Preston, ID, and her siblings Paul (Denise), Kristine, Diane, Douglas, and David Pitcher, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She is predeceased by her grandparents, an uncle and a nephew. Services will include a formal memorial held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 1 pm, located in the LDS chapel at 55 E. 100 S., in Preston, ID. Please wear a mask if you can. It will be followed by a luncheon that will include an informal opportunity for family and friends to celebrate Rosanna's life, particularly with music played by Rosanna and others. If you would like to attend the luncheon, please RSVP to by Wednesday, Sept. 15. Read more

Carolee Carter Aquila, 43 of Pocatello Idaho, passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021. She passed peacefully at home, free from pain with her son and amazing husband at her side. Carolee died after a long battle with rare liver cancer. Carolee was born on December 27, 1977, in Ogden Utah, the daughter of Jerry D. and LaVerna Carter. Carolee was the youngest of seven children. Carolee was raised in Preston, Idaho, and graduated from Preston High School in 1996. Carolee married Anthony James Aquila on May 5, 2000, in Salt Lake City and was sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple on June 23, 2012. They lived in Salt Lake and then in Arizona for several years and recently moved to Pocatello Idaho. Carolee leaves behind the perfect husband for her, Anthony, and their four amazing children; Antonio Aquila 14, Adrianna Aquila 12, Sophia Aquila 9, Alexander Aquila 5. Carolee enjoyed working with the elderly in rest homes and was in the nursing program at Mesa Community College in Arizona. Carolee was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her kids most of all. She enjoyed shopping, traveling, hiking, cycling, exploring Lake Powell, and shopping. Carolee was the most incredible woman, as she battled 3 cancers throughout her life. She was also able to raise four wonderful children that love her. She will be greatly missed by all. She had incredible quiet strength and a kind heart. Carolee is survived by her husband Anthony; her children, Antonio, Adrianna, Sophia, and Alexander Aquila. Her mother LaVerna Carter, her sibling Trent (MaRee) Carter of Preston, Darin (Meleese) Carter of Preston, Caleen Williams of West Jordon, Quivon (Cherie) of Preston, Cameo (Ryan) Morris Cypress, Texas, and many loving nieces and nephews. Carolee is preceded in death by; her father Jerry D. Carter, her sister Carolyn Carter, her brother-in-law Stephen Williams, and a niece Caitlynn Williams. A memorial fund to help the family with final expenses has been set at Paying Tribute to Carolee and Family, organized by Jennifer Crane. If you prefer you can also make a donation towards the burial expense directly at . We would like to thank Idaho Central Credit Union for the wonderful help they have provided. We would also like to thank the Highland 12th Ward, and neighbors for their love and support. We would also like to thank the staff of Portneuf Cancer Center, for their love and care. Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 am Saturday, September 11, 2021, at the Highland 12th Ward building located at 2300 Butte Street, Pocatello, Idaho. There will be a visitation for friends and family also at the church on Friday evening September 10, 2021, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and again on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 prior to the services. Interment graveside services will reconvene at 3:00 p.m. at the Preston Cemetery, Preston, Idaho. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Franklin County Funeral Home in Preston, Idaho. Please share a favorite memory of Carolee or offer condolences to the family by leaving a tribute on this page. Read more

Blair Vaughn Lucien Blair 87 Lewiston passed away September 7, 2021. Funeral services will be held Monday, Sept 13, 2021 at 12:00 noon in the Lewiston 4th Ward Chapel at 10 South Main in Lewiston. A viewing will be held Sunday from 6-7:30 pm at the church and Monday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. also at the church. Interment will be in the Lewiston Cemetery. Memories and condolence may be shared with the family at . Read more

Lyman Marc Hirschi, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, passed away September 3, 2021, at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah, surrounded by his wife and children. Marc was born May 28, 1955, to Lyman and Helen Hirschi in Montpelier, Idaho, the third of five children and grew up in Geneva, Idaho. He worked on the family farm until he went to work at Agrium, where he retired after 27 years. Marc was an avid hunter, and his love of the outdoors was immense. He felt a calmness when he was in the mountains. Marc valued his family and friends. He cherished his children and grandchildren; they were his pride and joy. He had many lifelong friends; he was loyal and provided support to anyone who needed him. He was loved by his siblings and extended family. Marc's wit will be missed by all. His passing will leave a void in the lives of all who knew him. His family is taking great comfort in knowing he is reunited with his dear parents. And Marc is at peace, knowing he will be there to welcome those who follow him, especially his grandson Tyler. Marc is survived by his wife Sherrie. It was his wish to be the best husband he could be, and he fulfilled that wish beyond measure. He was her rock, her love; he took a part of her with him. He is also survived by his son Brandon Hirschi, daughter Brooke (Travis) Williamsen, daughter Ashley (Miles) Reynolds, daughter Allie (Danny) Theurer, his adored 16 grandchildren, stepchildren Jocelynn Drake, Tyler (Caitlin) Drake, his sister Michele Hendrickson, brother Spencer (Sheila) Hirschi, brother Kim (Jackie) Hirschi, sister Karlene (Hugh) Love, his nieces and nephews, and his many treasured friends. Marc was doing what he loved, camping in the mountains when he suffered a heart attack. His family expresses their deepest thanks to all who were involved in his care; Hugh, who drove him to the hospital quickly; the dedicated ER Staff at Franklin County Medical Center who worked tirelessly to revive him and cared for him until Life Flight arrived; the Life Flight crew whose skill and care kept him stable while he was en route to McKay-Dee; to the unbelievable ICU staff at McKay-Dee, who treated him with urgency, compassion, and respect, and made his last hours as peaceful as possible, with his family by his side. Because Marc was always there to help us in time of need, we know that if we ever drive off into the rhubarb, he will be there to guide us back. It was Marc's wish to be cremated and hold a Celebration of Life open house. It will be held in Marc's honor on Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Preston Community Park, 98 E. Oneida Street (next to the Oneida Stake Academy). Marc also asked that in lieu of flowers, tell all those you love how much they mean to you and cherish every day with them. Arrangements are under the direction of Franklin County Funeral Home 56 S State Street, Preston. Please share a favorite memory or offer condolences to the family by leaving a tribute at Read more

Earl L Neeley, 92, passed away at his home in Franklin, Idaho on September 4, 1921. He was born on May 19, 1929 in Preston, Idaho in his grandmother's house Earl lived a full and faithful life. He was well known in high school as the student body president his senior year and a member of the 1947-48 Preston High School Idaho state basketball championship team. He married his high school sweetheart, Clarice Cole of Fairview Idaho, February 16, 1949 in the Logan LDS Temple. They built a family together as they traveled the western United States with his career with the Bureau of Reclamation. Earl was a natural leader and worked hard. He was a friend to all. He could strike up a conversation with anyone. He was charming and full of good humor. He had a great love and understanding of youth and their capabilities. He found joy in participating in youth activities that built confidence, leadership and nurtured their relationships with Jesus Christ. He participated in service and leadership all of his life. He was an active participant in building the kingdom of God. He served wholeheartedly no matter where he lived or what position of leadership to which he was called. He served in Utah, California, Nevada, Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, Arizona and Idaho. When he retired he served as a full-time missionary with his wife in the Spokane Washington Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Together they served as ordinance workers in the Logan Utah LDS temple for close to 20 years. When he wasn't able to physically do the service he desired, he worked diligently indexing names for family history. He indexed and reviewed over 190,000 records. He ministered and cared for many throughout his life. He truly did his best to love God and his fellow men. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Clarice Cole and two siblings, Donna Nickerson, Boise Idaho; Phillip Neeley, Tucson, Arizona; his sisters-in-law, Sharon Johnson, St. George, Ut; Louise Hodges, Grapevine, Tx; Portia Williams, St. George Ut; his children, Mark C Neeley (Susan) of Pleasant Grove, Ut; Gregory S Neeley(Cathy) of North Logan, Ut; Rebecca Jo Knuth (Cary) of Livermore, Ca; Carolyn Thompson Neeley (daughter-in-law) of Idaho Falls, Id. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren +3 on the way and 1 great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Michael E Neeley, his mother and father, Mary Chloe McCombs and Lowell Miller Neeley, his older brother, Kent, his younger sister, Bonnie Lue Hansen, one grandson and his wife's parents, Vernon P Cole and Vera L Knudsen. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 17, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Webb Funeral Home, in Preston Idaho. A viewing will be held Thurs from 6-7 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home and Friday 10 to 10:45 a.m. also at the funeral home before the services. The services will be able to be streamed live at 11:00 a.m. MDT at the link provided in his obituary at Internment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Riverdale, Idaho. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at Social distancing and masks would be appreciated. Read more

Lois Lamb Reeder died peacefully on September 8, 2021 in Maple Springs Rest Home. How happy she must be to reunite with her true love Russell David Reeder after over 18 years of waiting. Lois lived her life in Hyde Park, Utah where she and Russell raised their 4 adopted children Kristine, Ted, Mark and Rochelle. Lois was preceded in death by her parents Denzil and Verla Lamb and her brother Reed. Lois's children are Kristine(David), Ted (Jana), Mark (Lori), Rochelle. She was blessed with 21 Grandchildren and 43 Great Grandchildren. Lois was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and sister. Her sisters Donna and Rebecca will really miss her. Her greatest joy in life is her family. Lois was the Postmaster in Hyde Park for many years and enjoyed getting to know and see all of the people in the town. Lois and Russ served three missions for the LDS Church, Tonga, Tempe Arizona and USU. She held many church and temple callings and taught her children to serve others. Lois loved to work in the garden next to Russell. Lois played the piano, sewed, made wonderful homemade candy, wrote poetry, and liked to bake. She never forgot anyone's birthday. The family thanks all who have been a part of her life. Funeral services are under the direction of Allen-Hall Mortuary and will take place Saturday, September 11th at 12:30 in the Hyde Park Center Street LDS Church with a viewing prior from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Interment will take place at the Hyde Park Cemetery. Services will be livestreamed and may be viewed online at Read more

Carlene Poulsen Umpleby was born in January of 1949 in a raging snow storm that her parents, Perth and ArVella (Watts) Poulsen, had to drive thru from Weston, Idaho to Logan. She was the third child and only daughter of a choice family with strong pioneer heritage on both sides. She loved to compete with her four brothers, Denis (Christine), Clayne (Betty Lou), LaMont (Connie), and Scott (Kristy) during farm chores and raising her own steer for the fair. Carlene graduated from West Side High School in Dayton, Idaho and then from LDS Business College in Salt Lake City with an associate degree as an executive secretary. On a blind date set up by her Brother Clayne, Carlene met and later married Dean Umpleby in December of 1968 in the Logan Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Together they moved from her beloved Cache Valley to Sacramento, California for Dean's flight training in the U.S. Air Force. Their first child Audrey (Bryan) was born there at an inexpensive military cost of $25. After a year of flight training, an assignment came to Grand Forks North Dakota. While there a second child, Travis (Emily), was born in January of 1973. In 1974, they left the Air Force to raise their family in a more stable life style and moved to Rawlins, Wyoming where Dean could pursue a career of teaching Electronics in a high school. In Rawlins, four more children were added to their loving family; Shanna (Cody), Denise (Josh), Lynette (Shelby), and Jessica (Matt). Having traveled and lived in many places, Carlene included individuals of all personalities, races, and nationalities as her friends. She was an active member of her community and church, bringing joy and comfort to all around her. She particularly enjoyed serving the youth through camps, conferences, and sporting events. In 2003, she had the opportunity to return to Cache Valley and work as a secretary in the city office of Hyde Park. Carlene's greatest love in life was her family; especially her 24 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Carlene is finally free from medical challenges and frustrations of an auto-immune liver problem and later cancer. Her family is grateful to the many Doctors, nurses and neighbors who attended to her needs for more than 20 years as she faithfully managed these physical challenges, allowing her to continue gardening and adventuring with her family until the end. We imagine she is now walking through Heavenly gardens with her Mother enjoying the beauty that surrounds them. Funeral services will be at the North West LDS Chapel (480 N 100W) in Hyde Park, on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Viewings will be Wednesday from 6 - 8 pm at the church and Thursday from 9:00- 10:30 Also at the church. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at . Services will be available to stream live on Thursday through the link which is also provided in her obituary at Read more

Terry Lynn (Anderson) West was born March 2, 1949, in Billings, Montana as the third child to William Carson and Helen Ruth (Webb) Anderson. She graduated from Wheat Ridge High School in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, where she met her forever sweetheart, Randy West. Terry and Randy were married on December 21, 1968 and sealed in the Salt Lake City temple on December 27, 1968. They are the parents of four children, Lynn, Timothy, Shauna, and Kimberly. Terry was a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served in many callings on both the ward and stake level. Her favorite was serving in the Primary organization. Terry lived in many places during her marriage, beginning in Logan, Utah. The family lived in Sandy, Utah, enjoyed eight wonderful years in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, returned to Sandy, followed by a move to Belle Meade, New Jersey. They returned to Draper, Utah, reuniting them with all their children, and a final move brought them back to beautiful Smithfield, Utah. Each of these moves brought opportunities for personal growth and wonderful life-long friends. Terry enjoyed sports, loved horses, gardening, boating with her family, fall "sweater" weather, and decorating her home for every holiday. She was a talented artist no matter the medium. Her walls, and her children's walls, are adorned with many of her cherished works of art. She was diagnosed with liver disease (NASH) in 2015, which quickly progressed. The miracle of organ donation granted us additional time with her. We are eternally grateful for the anonymous donor and their family for this gift. She faced her health challenges with amazing courage and grace and passed away peacefully surrounded by family on September 3rd, 2021. Our family wishes to express our heartfelt thanks to all the countless healthcare professionals that have cared for Terry, with special thanks to Dr. Richard Gilroy, Dr. Steven Salisbury, the kidney and liver transplant teams at IMC Salt Lake City, and the hospice care team at Logan Regional Medical Center. Terry is survived by her sweetheart of 55+, Randy; her beloved mother-in-law, Louise West; brother Carson Eugene (Deann) Anderson, sister Sharron (Ed) McNally, and brother Scott (EJ) Anderson; sister-in- law Laura (Herb) Northcott, brother-in-law Jeff (Kitt) West; her four children Lynn (April) West, Timothy (Shelley) West, Shauna (Ryan) Carlson, & Kim (Greg) Wright; and 18 wonderful grandchildren, which she adored with all of her heart. Terry is preceded in death by her parents, William C. and Helen Ruth Anderson, her father-in-law, Arnold E. West, and her nephew Cody West. A viewing will be held in her honor on Friday, September 10, 2021, at the Smithfield 20th Ward chapel, 600 East 120 South, Smithfield, Utah, from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm. Funeral services will immediately follow, beginning at 1:00 pm. Interment will be at the Smithfield City cemetery. Social distancing efforts and masks are appreciated. Services will be privately broadcast via Zoom. For a link to the broadcast please contact a member of the immediate family. A full obituary may be viewed, and memories and condolences shared at . Read more

Destin Reed Christensen, beloved grandson, son, brother, nephew, and friend passed away at his home in Newton, Utah, on September 2, 2021. Destin was born on March 15, 2005 in Logan Utah and came to live with his grandfather, Randy R. Christensen at a young age. Destin greatly enjoyed time spent with family and friends. Destin was a dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and fulfilled his duties as a Priest in the Newton 2nd ward. Destin excelled in everything he put his heart into. As a proud member of the Green Canyon High School football and Lacrosse teams he learned new skills, further developed his athletic talents, and became good friends with his teammates. He leaves behind his devoted grandfather, Randy R. Christensen, his parents, grandmother, aunts and uncles and cousins. Destin you came into our lives and have forever changed them for the better, we will be forever grateful for the time we were able to spend with you. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 12 noon in the Newton LDS Chapel located at 12 South 100 West, Newton, UT. Family and friends may attend a viewing 10-11:40 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will be in the Logan City Cemetery. Arrangements by Allen-Hall Mortuary. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family online at . In lieu of flowers, please support your local school sports programs. Read more

Wendell Joseph Liechty passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of September 1, 2021 after a long eight year battle from a stroke. He was born June 13, 1935 to Joseph Liechty and Mary Edna Cuthbert Liechty. He was the youngest of two children. His childhood was spent in Logan riding his bike and hauling his fishing pole up to first dam. He helped his dad working at Joe's Lunch, and spent the summers up on the ranch in American Falls working for his brother in law. He loved to play baseball and was an amazing artist. He spent his entire childhood being mischievous. He spent more time up Logan Canyon hunting, fishing, and skiing with his buddies than anything else. Wendell met the love of his life Cheryl Fisher on a blind date set up by her brother-in-law. She stayed home and held down the fort when he was drafted in the Army in 1958 and served for two years in Garmisch, Germany. He was assigned special duty on the Army Ski Patrol in Garmisch. He was a member of the Beaver Mountain Ski Patrol for over sixty five years and earned his National number, #2918. He valued and treasured all the great associations at Beaver Mountain. His passions in life were golfing, hunting, fishing and skiing. He went up to Alaska every year for thirty years hauling home tons of salmon and halibut. He was a proud part owner of Bridgerland Plumbing Supply for twenty years, when that was sold he continued to work for other supply houses in the valley. He absolutely loved hosting and spending time with his family and friends at his beloved cabin in Bear Lake, making memories with all the kids, grandkids and their friends. He was an excellent cook. His breakfast at the cabin was legendary. Making "belly pads" spiked with beer, a side of dead hog and embryos of unborn fowl. His jerky recipes were famous. He taught his kids and grandkids how to clean animals and trim them up for jerky "roadkill" at a young age. He was always out hunting for wood, and there was never a dead tree that didn't catch the attention of his chainsaw. He worked his kids and grandkids hard over the years hauling, splitting, and stacking wood. You could always find him cruising around with a "road soda" on the 4-wheeler, looking for somebody to visit with. Wendell is survived by his amazing wife Cheryl Fisher Liechty of sixty four years, and children Tonya (Todd) Benson, Julie (Todd) Chapman, Mike (Laura) Liechty, Steven (Cami) Liechty. Fifteen grandchildren and their spouses, six great grandchildren, and three more on the way. Proceeding in death are his parents Joseph and Edna Liechty, sister Darlene (Bill) Barkdull. The family wants to express their great love and appreciation to all the caregivers that have watched over him the last five years. Graveside service will be held at the Logan City Cemetery at 12:00 PM on Friday, September 10, with military rites. 1000 N 1200 E Logan, UT. Celebration of life will be held at the Logan Golf & Country Club from 1:00-3:00 PM Saturday September 11. Services are provided by Allen-Hall Mortuary. Read more

Turner Kenneth Lee Turner 76 Richmond, Utah passed away August 30, 2021. A Memorial Service and Military Rites will be held Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 South 800 East, Preston, Idaho. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at . Read more

Phil passed away peacefully in his home on Friday September 3, 2021. He was born March 28, 1937 in Logan, Utah to Merril Wilson and Enid Bradshaw. After High School graduation he enlisted in the Navy at the age of 18, he served 4 years and was honorably discharged in 1959. He then worked at Thiokol Fire Department and retired after 40 years. His hobbies and interests were fishing, collecting coins and antique glassware. He is survived by his Son Gary (Angie), Grandkids: Tony Wilson, Andrea (Kyle) Manor, Colten Wilson, Sister Jeanine Larsen, Stepbrother Scott Larsen, Step Sister Lana, 6 great grandkids and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his Father, Mother, Wife Lois, Brother Scott, Stepdaughter Tammy, Stepfather Lamont Larsen, Step Brother Lex. The family would like to thank his nurse Misty with Atlas Hospice. Graveside services with Military Honors will be at 12:00pm on Tuesday September 7, 2021 at Hyrum Cemetery. Thank you for your service. Read more

On Saturday, August 28, 2021, Heaven gained an angel and became a lot brighter when our beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend Carol Seamons Howells, died peacefully at the age of 95. Carol Seamons Howells was born in Hyde Park, Utah, a daughter of Harvey and Melba Olney Seamons. She was raised in Hyde Park and attended school in Smith field and Richmond. She was a graduate of North Cache High School. After high school, she became employed by Sears Roebuck Company. She was also introduced to the love of her life, Del Howells. They were married in the Logan Temple on March 19, 1948. After their marriage, they resided in Paradise, Utah. Del bought his dad's farm in Avon and started a dairy farm. Carol worked side by side with him for many years. They were blessed with four wonderful children: Janet (deceased), Rodney (deceased), Garth and Mark. Spending time with family was the most treasured part of Carol's life. Carol is a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She served in the Primary and Relief Society. She enjoyed visiting teaching and working in the library at church on Sundays for many years. Her testimony of the Savior was shown in her actions of service and kindness to anyone she met. Whether Carol knew you or not, she was your friend. There's no one on this earth who was as nice, kind, caring, friendly and pleasant as Carol. She could find a bright side in any situation and tried to face even the darkest times with a smile. Carol belonged to the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers (DUP). She was proud to be a descendent of pioneer ancestors. Her Grandma Seamons crossed the plains with the Willie Handcart Company. Carol was always proud to say she'd lived with a pioneer since her Grandma Seamons lived with her family until her death right before Carol was married. Carol made many lifelong friends in DUP and loved the associations she had there. Carol was a pristine housekeeper. We always knew her floor was clean enough to eat off since she scrubbed it on hands and knees every day. We're pretty sure that's how she wore out her hip, which was replaced when she was 89 years old. She was also a wonderful cook. Her hot rolls, bread. pies, fudge and divinity were famous. Music was a big part of Carol's life. She was an incredible pianist. She tried to make us feel bad, telling us how she only had lessons for 10 months, but nobody could play the piano anywhere near as good as she could even with many years of piano lessons! She enjoyed playing in a band with her dad and accompanied many people, played for funerals, in church, and for many other occasions. She also sang with Del as he played his steel guitar. She and Del shared their talents with many people through her life. In their later years, they made two CDS which will be treasured by their family forever. Carol also loved to dance, which unfortunately came to somewhat of an end when she wore out Del's knees. After almost 68 years of marriage, Del passed away in 2016. Carol missed him terribly but continued to be active and enjoy time with her family. In April of 2018, Carol's health required her to move into Blacksmith Fork Assisted Living. She made so many friends with the residents and staff there. We are forever grateful for the care she received. They helped her continue dancing, from her wheelchair to her recliner. We know her life was extended because of it and blessed us with many more memories. Carol is survived by her sons, Garth Howells and Mark (Lori) Howells, sister, Ramona Lamb, daughter-in-law, Carol Smith, 12 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Del Howells, parents, Harvey and Melba Seamons, son, Rodney Howells, daughter, Janet Ohlwiler, son-in-law, Alan Ohlwiler, her great-grandson, McKay Pearce, her brothers and their wives, Ervin (LaRane), Tick (Rhonda), Clynn (Jean) and Val, and brother-in-law, Earl Lamb We know there was a joyous reunion with these loved ones, especially her children who she loved and has missed so very much. Funeral services are under the direction of Cache Valley Mortuary and will be held Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 11:00 am, in the Paradise 1st and 4th Ward Chapel, located at 155 East 9400 South, Paradise, Utah. There will be a viewing held prior to the service, from 9:00 to10:30 a.m., prior to the service. Burial will be in the Paradise Cemetery. Read more

died on Wednesday, Sept 1, 2021 in Providence. Funeral services will be held on Weds, Sept 8th at 12 pm in the Allen-Hall Mortuary. There will be a viewing held on Tuesday from 6-8 pm and one hour prior at the mortuary. A complete obituary will be in a later edition of the paper. Read more

Reynold King Watkins, 101, passed away August 30, 2021 at the home of his daughter in Bear River City, Utah. He was born January 15, 1920 in Garland, Utah. He was the first of five children of George Reynold and Rhoda King Watkins. Reynold was raised in Hiawatha, Utah, Fairbanks, Alaska, and Salt Lake City, Utah. As a youth, Reynold excelled in school, music, and sports. He served in the Spanish American Mission presided over by his future father-in-law, David Franklin Haymore. He was a naval officer during World War II (landing ships) and retired, Commander US Naval Reserve. He married Annie Elaine Haymore of Tucson Arizona on December 21, 1944, in the Mesa LDS Temple. Reynold obtained degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah (BS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MS) and Iowa State College (PhD). He discovered his professional life's work when he studied buried structures at Iowa State College under his close mentor Merlin Grant Spangler. Reynold served on the faculty at Utah State University for over 60 years. He was recognized as a pioneer in buried structures and in the advancement of pipeline technology. He founded the USU Buried Structures Laboratory and developed an improved mathematical formula used in pipe design. He published extensively and directed courses around the world on the structural performance of buried pipes. Reynold demonstrated devotion to God, family, and his fellowman. He served in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints including bishop of the North Logan Ward and president of the USU Second Stake. Reynold and his late wife, Elaine, raised eleven children in North Logan, Utah. He taught his children and grandchildren to love learning, beautiful music, silly dances, affectionate nicknames, Saturday breakfasts, visits and treats in his office, and family prayer. Reynold is survived by 11 of their 12 children: Adonna Drake (Ron), Elizabeth Gill (Noel), Susan Lucas (Bob), Glen Watkins (Maurine), Phyllis Leavitt (Kim), Wayne Watkins (Lynn), Nadine Edwards (Boyd), Elaine Hawkes (Brad), Kaye Frost (Tim), Aldon Watkins (Michele), and Paula Scott (Deron), 52 grandchildren, 104 great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings Phyllis McGhie and Richard C. Watkins. He was preceded in death by his wife Elaine, an infant daughter Renee, his parents and two siblings, George Elwin Watkins and Nadine Evans. Funeral services will be held 4 September 2021 at noon at the 1850 North 400 East, North Logan, Utah LDS meetinghouse. A visitation will be held prior to the funeral from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Interment will be at the Logan City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Allen Mortuary of North Logan. Condolences may be expressed online at . Gary Orr is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting: Meeting ID: 971 9973 7209 Passcode: 229334 Read more

Beverly Crane Burns, a beloved and beautiful wife, mother, and grandmother (which was her favorite title) was reunited in heaven with her husband, Alvin Demar Burns, and their baby girl on August 29, 2021. What a glorious reunion! Grandma Burns, as we loving called her, was most grateful for her 2 children, 10 grandkids, 37 great grandkids, and 3 great great grandkids. Grandma Burns said she only wanted to be remembered for "tending all of her grandkids". She will be remembered for that and much more. All of us that she loved so well and welcomed anytime into her home for ice cream, Oreos, and maybe her famous potato salad will miss her dearly and never forget her kindness and generosity. We know her 94 1/2 years spent on this earth were not wasted. She truly blessed all who know and love her. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 6th, 2021, at 11am at the Preston 3rd/10th Ward building, (155 North 200 West). Viewings will be held Sunday, September 5, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and again Monday prior to the funeral from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church. A full obituary for "Grandma Burns" can be found at Interment will be in the Archer Idaho Cemetery. Memories and condolences may also be shared with the family at Read more

Margaret Velda Jeppesen, wife of Robert S. Jeppesen and the daughter of Orvil and Lula Ellis passed away on August 24, 2021 in North Logan Utah. She was born on December 10, 1923 in Moreland Idaho. Mrs. Jeppesen was proceeded in death by her husband Robert S. Jeppesen and her son Russell Jeppesen. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Sharon Jeppesen, her grandchildren Christian Jeppesen (wife Kellie), Elisa Jackson (husband Michael) and Robert G Jeppesen (wife Frances) and great-grandson David and great-granddaughter Alaina. Mrs. Jeppesen's early life was in Moreland Idaho, where she attend school and later at the LDS Business School in Salt Lake City Utah. She met her future husband Robert in Moreland, Idaho. They were married and then Robert was drafted into the US Army during World War 2. He traveled to England where he became very ill. He was later transferred back to the United States and honorably discharged. The family relocated to Southern California and purchased a home in Hawthorne California in 1955. Robert worked in the aircraft manufacturing industry for many years. Margaret was a homemaker and then worked at Merle Norman Cosmetics as a production worker and then as a supervisor. She retired at age 65 and then served as a service missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in North Carolina. Following her mission, she served as a volunteer for the Hawthorne Community Hospital, the Hawthorne Friends of the Library, on the Hawthorne Park and Recreation board. She was awarded the title of a "Shero" for her long service to the community. Margaret moved to North Logan to live with her son, David and later at the Gables assisted living home. She will be missed by all that knew her. The funeral service are under the direction of Allen-Hall Mortuary and will be held and at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel located at 1105 E 2100 North, North Logan, UT at 11 AM on Thursday, September 2 2021. Condolences may be expressed online at Read more

Wednesday, the 25th of August, 2021, William Stanley Richardson, loving husband and father of six children, passed away at his home in Beaverton, Oregon after his 13-year-long battle with cancer. Bill was born in Logan, Utah on February 15, 1948 to Sara Cooley and Stan Richardson. Bill earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Utah State University and a master's degree from Arizona State University. His professional career involved designing computer integrated circuits for 23 years at Motorola, Intel and nCube. Bill was one of the founders of nCube, a tech startup specializing in parallel processing. At one time, the nCube machine was considered the fastest supercomputer in the world. After leaving nCube, Bill switched careers and ventured into the wholesale baking industry as an entrepreneur. He spent the next 20 years running a bakery and worked closely with several family members while supplying baked goods to various top-tier retail chains. Known as a hard worker, he put his all into both careers. Bill was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He married his wife, Kathleen Baldwin Hall, on September 14, 1967 in the Logan Utah Temple. Bill loved serving in the Church and was a bishop (1979-85), stake president (1993-2003) and a temple ordinance worker and sealer (2006-2016). Bill and Kathleen served a mission in the Boston Massachusetts Temple (2017-2018). Baseball was a love of Bill's, starting as a young bat boy for the team his father played on, the Smithfield Blue Soxs. Bill also cried whenever he watched the movie Field of Dreams. He was very studious, achieving nearly straight A's throughout his academic career. Bill skipped the 5th grade and graduated cum laude from Utah State. One of his hobbies was photography, and Bill was a yearbook photographer his senior year at Sky View HS (class of '65). Bill enjoyed playing the guitar and was in a dance band. He taught guitar lessons at Logan Music and Book, where he became more acquainted with his future wife Kathleen. Bill was preceded in death by his father, Stan, his mother, Sara, and brother Randy. He is survived by his wife Kathleen, his six children, Jason, Jeffrey, Joshua, Joseph, Jaime and Jannah, his two sisters and three brothers, 23 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel located at 17140 SW Bany Rd, Beaverton, OR 97007. Read more

Celebrating the Life of Kitty K. Silvernagel Kitty Kay Silvernagel, beloved mother, devoted wife, trusted confidant, pie maker extraordinaire, family history expert, easy listening music lover, fearsome card player, and eternal friend to all who knew her, peacefully lost her battle with cancer on Friday evening, August 27th, 2021, surrounded by her loving family in Preston, Idaho. She recently celebrated her 81st birthday. Kitty was born on June 18th, 1940 in Springfield, Ohio to Marguerite A. Knotts and Edward L. Williams. She was their only child growing up in the wake of the Great Depression. As a child, she loved playing marbles in the alley behind her home and collected the neighborhood cats as her own until her mother discovered they were the source of her allergies and asthma. She especially loved the 1950's with its iconic style, music, and dance, especially Elvis Presley. She graduated high school in 1958 in Springfield, Ohio. Soon after she landed her dream job at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Fairborn, Ohio as a clerk stenographer. For the next 30 years, she served her country in the U.S. and the Philippines, eventually becoming the Administrative Assistant to the Commander of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. While working at Wright Patterson, Kitty met a handsome airman, Leonard C. Silvernagel. To quote from her journal "He would tell you that I pursued him, but believe me, it was the opposite". Kitty and Leo were married in Springfield, Ohio at St. Bernard's Catholic Church on January 13th, 1962. They are the proud parents of 4 daughters, 10 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. They were married for nearly 60 years. Following their conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1972, Kitty and Leo were sealed in the Alberta, Canada Temple in 1973. Thereafter Kitty devoted her time to serving in the church. She loved family history and temple work and worked tirelessly to help others find their ancestors and worship in the temple. Kitty and Leo served missions together in Beirut, Lebanon, and Rome, Italy archiving and preserving ancient manuscripts for use by religious scholars. They participated in the opening of the Rome, Italy Temple, where they served as temple service missionaries in 2019. Kitty loved being surrounded by her family and friends and cooking and baking for them. Everyone enjoyed her amazing pies. Kitty loved playing games with her family and friends. She especially enjoyed teaching and playing card games and always won. Kitty is survived by her husband; Leonard C. Silvernagel, her 4 daughters and their husbands; Lori and Kevin Reynolds, Lynne and David Tenny, Valerie and Eric Gentry, and Jill and Ryan Moncur; and by 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Kitty's family will celebrate her life on Thursday, September 2nd at 11:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 213 South 200 East in Preston, Idaho. A visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 am prior to the services. Graveside dedication services will be held at the Utah Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Park in Bluffdale, Utah on Thursday, September 2nd at 3:30 pm. Friends may share memories and condolences with the family at: Kitty's family requests that friends and neighbors do an unsolicited act of kindness for someone in her honor in lieu of sending flowers. Read more

Garwood Hyde Walton passed from this world into a better one on August 27, 2021. He was born in Salt Lake City on October 9, 1936, to Lester G. and Ruth Hyde. He spent his childhood in Centerville surrounded by grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, and many friends. He hunted, skied, and tinkered with old cars, but the majority of his young life was spent working in the fields and stores of Porter-Walton company where he learned to be responsible and industrious. He attended school in Centerville and Bountiful and graduated from Davis High; he disliked the classroom until he moved to Logan to attend Utah State where he discovered that when he could choose his line of study, learning became fascinating, and he cherished his years there. He was president of Alpha Kappa Psi, honorary business fraternity. He served his life-changing mission in Melbourne, Australia where he made enduring friendships and became the Assistant to the President; he often spoke of his one-on-one time with then Apostle Joseph Fielding Smith . His children comment that he continued to speak of his mission more than anyone else they knew. One of his favorite recollections was playing with the Mormon Yankee basketball team, who were victorious over several teams from various countries who came to Melbourne to participate in the Olympics. Upon his release he and two other elders spent two months traveling around the world which only increased his love of travel. Soon after his return to college when he was "studying" at the USU Merrill Library, he spotted a young lady from Mink Creek, ID, and that was the end of his search for a life-long and eternal companion. Their courtship was short and blissful, and they were married on September 16, 1960, in the Logan Temple. Their 61-year-marriage was filled with much love, loyalty, tenderness, and devotion. After he completed his MBA degree and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U. S. Army , he and LeAnn were assigned to go to Germany because of the buildup of the Berlin Wall. He loved serving his country and was always very patriotic. It was an exciting time for the young couple as they traveled to most European countries; Gar became President of their tiny Butzbach Branch and LeAnn Primary President where their testimonies and their tight circle of friends enlarged. But the most thrilling thing that happened there was the birth of their first child, a beautiful boy they named David, who joined them in their travels. Gar's family has all agreed that he was a truly unique man in many ways. He had an insatiable curiosity about many subjects and spent his life studying and learning; he maintains a running list of thousands of books he has read. He studied maps for hours on end and was known as a weather geek. He was a master gardener and his large yard beside the Logan River was the envy of many. He could fix anything. He was by nature a very optimistic person. He endured a period of many health problems and other hardships but never faltered in his positive outlook, making him a very resilient and admired man. He was an advocate of the underdog. Throughout his young life his fondest desire was to become a pilot in the Air Force, but when he failed to pass the vision test, he went forward and acquired his private pilot's license. He owned several planes and actually built one of his own. He flew himself, family (excluding his wife) and friends thousands of miles, and actually lived to tell about it. He was a true "wing"nut. Their young family lived in Salt Lake for several years where he was a stockbroker and where their son, John and daughter, Allison were born. They purchased their first home and were very content there when he received a call from his friend, the Dean of the College of Business at USU, and an offer to teach finance classes there. They happily moved back to Logan, built a lovely home on the Island and lived there together for 51+ years. Three more children were welcomed to their family: Emily, Sam (stillborn), and Amy LeAnn. There were never more beloved children than they. His sons looked up to him, and he had three Daddy's girls. In later years he was very proud of his children--what they had become and their considerable accomplishments His Patriarchal blessing mentioned that most of his Church callings would be in serving the youth of the Church. He was Young Men president several times, scoutmaster over six years where his sons greatly benefitted and both received Eagle Scout awards. He took countless young men to the Wind Rivers and hiked hundreds of miles, taught many to rappel down rugged cliffs, and gained love and respect from all involved. He served in various bishoprics and loved being bishop of a USU young adult ward. He and LeAnn served a joyous public affairs mission in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, then became supervisors in the Church humanitarian program; later they worked together for four years as officiators in the Logan Temple. Gar was an unusually friendly, approachable, and affable person. It can be said that he never met a stranger. Gar loved his wife and children beyond measure and was a superb husband, father and grandfather. (His wife also thought him to be not only tall, but handsome and comely). When he was with individual family members, they received his undivided time and interest. Cherished memories of him are endless. Notwithstanding his many fine characteristics, his sterling quality was that of total honesty and integrity, and his unfaltering faith and testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He is survived by his loving wife LeAnn; his precious children David (Laura); John (Kristen); Allison (Scott Erickson); Emily (Rich Geertsen); and Amy (Brett McAllister); twenty-three beloved grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; his brother Fredrick; sisters-in-law Carolyn Hill, Eleanor Kirkbride, Susan Auger; brothers-in-law Michael Jepsen (Mary Ann) and Jonathan Jepsen (Portia), beloved nieces and nephews, and many kind friends and noble neighbors. He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved little sister Judy. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Riverside Ward Chapel, 325 Lauralin Drive, Logan, Utah. The services will be streamed live and may be watched Friday at 11 am (MST) by clicking on the link in his obituary at . Viewings will be held Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. both at the church. Military rites and interment will be in the Logan City Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at Read more

Darrel James Winningham December 21, 1931- August 26, 2021. Darrel was born in Medford, Oregon. He grew up in logging camps and then worked at a logging camp during his early years. He later settled in Yreka, CA and was a delivery driver for CalGas, drove for Stage (a commuter bus line), ran his own yard business, and then later worked in the sawmill. He married Joan MacWilliams in 1982 and they moved to Phoenix, Arizona until they retired to "full-time RV". They loved RV'ing and traveling throughout the western states. In 2011 they parked the RV and settled in Logan, UT. Darrel loved to fish, hunt, sing and play his harmonicas. In 2002 Darrel's life changed dramatically when at 70 years old he accepted Jesus as his Savior. While in the logging camps he had heard the gospel but felt that it wasn't for him. As the result of numerous conversations, he realized his need for forgiveness and became a new creation in Christ. He loved to study the Bible together with Joan each day. Darrel loved breakfast, especially Saturday morning's men's breakfast/Bible study and breakfast with his "old geezer's club" on Thursday mornings. He enjoyed making brownies and brought them to every church potluck. Darrel and Joan's blended family included Colleen Baker, Bruce Winningham (Leslie), Ward Winningham, Mark Winningham, Darcie Peterson (Eldon), Patti Brooks (Ellis), Marji MacWilliams (deceased), 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank Williamsburg Retirement and CNS Home Health & Hospice for their care of Darrel during his last few years. Darrel's memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 2nd at 2:00 PM at Cache Valley Bible Fellowship (1488 North 200 West, Logan, UT. 84341). The service will also be streamed through zoom at . In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CNS Home Health and Hospice. Read more

In the early morning hours of August 26th, 2021, our sweet father and husband Dean Meacham, peacefully joined his Heavenly Father. Dean was born February 9th,1940 at home, to his parents Elvin Meacham and Ora May Hubbard Meacham in Lago, Idaho. He was the fourth of ten children. He graduated from Grace High School Class of 1958, in Grace, Idaho. Later, he joined the Army National Guard. He served a mission in 1961 to 1963 in the East Central States Mission. He served in Tennessee, West Virginia, Western Kentucky, then transferred to his favorite place.. Morehead, Kentucky where he had many baptisms. His favorite baptism was Roberta Anne Hosack or Berti. After his mission, Dean and Berti were married in the Ashlyn, Kentucky Chapel on June 5th, 1963. They moved to Lago, Idaho and sealed in the Logan Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. Dean worked on the family farm in Lago. They then moved to Smithfield, Utah where he worked for a cattle buyer and they had their first child Kristi. Later, he was employed by Cream O' Weber Dairy in Logan where they had their next 3 children Dawna, Gini, and David. He also attended Utah State University. Dean took a great interest in accounting and started his own successful business doing accounting and preparing small business income taxes. He was active in his church serving in the Stake Presidency as The Finance Clerk. He then served in the Bishopric as First Counselor. He was a Sunday school teacher, taught primary, and was a home teacher, but his favorite calling was nursery leader. He kept in contact and formed great friendships with his kids throughout the years. Dean loved his church and his country and was very dedicated to the Boy Scouts of America. He attended National Wood Badge Training for Adult Leaders. He also received his Silver Beaver Award and loved using these skills on many Father-Son outings. Dean was introduced to the theater through Berti, and became hooked. He performed in the Festival Of The American West for 30 years. He loved filming, and has miles of film footage of his daughters dancing and performing, his son's soccer games, scout outings, and other family gatherings. He loved to garden and was a natural engineer and builder, creating a beautiful sanctuary in his backyard for his family and friends. He loved music and HATED reading. Dean's greatest joy was his wife, family, and his cats. Dean is survived by his adoring wife Berti, and their four children; Kristi Boyce, Dawna (Damon Olsen), Gini (Stephen Teuscher) Meacham, and David (Heike) Meacham, and his 3 grandchildren; Austin Olsen, Grace Olsen, and Hope Olsen. In addition, he is survived by his 3 step-grandchildren, Alex, Rayne, and Ayla. He is busy preparing the fourth grandchild for his/her journey to this earth. Dean is also survived by his five siblings; Arlen Meacham, Joyce Kirby, Don Meacham, and Duane Meacham. Dean was greeted in heaven by his parents Elvin and Ora, and five of his siblings. Funeral services for Dean will be August 31st, 2021 from 11:00 to 12:00pm at the Park Avenue LDS Ward Chapel (3 Point avenue Logan Utah). A viewing will be held one hour prior to the services at the same address. Interment will be at the Logan City Cemetery Logan, Utah. The family wishes to thank Allen-Hall Mortuary, Symbii Hospice, and Dr. Brian Carlson and his staff for the loving care of our husband and Father. Condolences may be shared at: Read more

Helen (Hedy) Margaret Stettler Mallard November 21, 1934~August 17, 2021 Our sweet wife, mother, grandmother, and friend returned to the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on August 17, 2021. Hedy was the youngest of 10 children born November 21, 1934 to Anna and Ernest Stettler. She was born and raised in Logan Utah and graduated from Logan High School. On May 7, 1954 she married Ronald Dean Hooker and together they had 7 Children. They later divorced. On March 15, 1976 she married Carl A. Mallard. Hedy and Carl added twin girls to their family making their combined total 12 children in all. Carl and Helen made their home in Layton Utah. Hedy was a perfect example of service. She was always making food for neighbors, friends, and even the traveling salesman should they have knocked on her door. When visiting her home you would never leave hungry and most likely had a plate for the next day too. She was an excellent cook. Everyone loved her homemade pickles, apple pandowdy, homemade fruit juices, fruitcake and her many baked sweets. Her fudge was famous all around the area as was her homemade zupfe. Friends far and wide would covet her famous zupfe and often left with a loaf after a visit. Hedy was a faithful and life long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She has served as ward pianist and organist for most of her adult life, a primary teacher, and relished in temple work in her later years. Hedy's greatest joy was her family. She loved having them all over and spoiling her grandchildren. Rarely was there a visit with the grandchildren where they didn't walk away with too much candy, sugar cereal, ice cream, or soda. Hedy relished her time with loved ones. Her home was often the gathering place where love and laughter were always present. Hedy is survived by her adoring husband, Carl, and 11 of their 12 children combined. Jim (Dawn) Hooker, Russell (Sally) Hooker, Clarissa Barta, Teri and Mike Mallard, Jon (Carol) Hooker, Malena Mallard, Damon (Wendy) Hooker, Marie Mallard, Alicia (Jeff) Bullard, and Tricia (Brandon) Perry. And her 27 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren with one more on the way. She was preceded in death by her daughter Tawnya Hooker, her parents, and all of her siblings, Josephine Pitcher, Elmer Stettler, Golden Stettler, Floyd Stettler, Frederick Stettler, Annette Zollinger, Elizabeth Johnson , Patricia Pratt, and Marilyn Lund. Funeral Services for Hedy will be August 28, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Summerwood LDS ward Chapel 1410 Oakhills Drive, Layton Utah, Friends may visit with the family on Friday August 27, 2021 from 6-8 pm at the Lindquist's Mortuary in Layton and Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church. Internment at the Lindquist Memorial Park in Layton The family wishes to thank Lindquist Mortuary and Fairfield Village for their attentive care of our wife and mother. Condolences may be shared at: . Read more

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