Louise Beck (Meyers) Nerney
1928 ~ 2017
“Nana” Louise passed away peacefully at home in Santa Cruz California on April 18, 2017 surrounded by her children, puppy and flower garden. One of the world’s most compassionate souls, Louise was born in American Fork Utah on December 14, 1928 to Laura Pulley (Beck) Larsen and Horace Beck.
Steel Days Queen 1952, she was American Fork’s most beautiful girl, inside and out. BYU graduate, she married John Meyers, and they had three children (Kim, Tony, and Becky) during John’s medical school years at the University of Utah. The young Air Force family traveled extensively before settling in California where Louise worked for many years at Stanford University.
In 1990 she was married to Alan Nerney and moved to Santa Cruz where the couple shared great happiness. She loved dancing, sunsets and moon rise, driving to Davenport with Yogi, flowers, and family – especially sharing and tending her grandmother’s rose garden with those she loved. She loved deeply and gave freely and her loss leaves an immeasurable void.
Nana Louise, we feel blessed to have had you as an important part of our lives and will always cherish the times we have spent together. So thanks, not just for your gifts and thoughtfulness, but for your presence, support, and love. You made the world a special place. With love- Sisters: JennaVee Worthen, LaRae Nelson, Charlotte Corbett, Jeanne Duncan. Brother: Douglas Larsen(dec). Husbands: John Meyers (dec) and Alan Nerney (dec). Children: Kim Meyers, Tony Meyers, Becky Meyers (and Yogi). Grandchildren: Andrea, John, Michelle, Madison, Matthew, Savanna. Great Grandchildren: Marco and Bobbi.
Services at Anderson Mortuary 49 East 100 North, American Fork Utah. Viewing Friday April 28, from 6-8 pm and Saturday from 9:45-10:45 am; Remembrance Saturday April 29, 11am.
WInnie found joy in her family, nature and in serving others. She passed away April 17, 2017 at the age of 88 in Provo, Utah. Born August 9, 1928 in Chester, Utah the daughter of Leland David and Lillian Margaret Poulson Candland. The Candland's moved to Salt Lake City where Winnie was raised. She married James Taylor Thompson, September 19, 1949 in Las Vegas, NV. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple December 15, 1950.
Jim and Winnie raised their family in American Fork. She is survived by her children: Ann (Michael) Winward; Joan (Rocky) Core; J.T. (Cinde) Thompson; Winnie (Ronald) Seamons: Jayne (Travis) Smith; Talt (Kelly) Thompson; 21 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren and two siblings, Margarett Little and David Candland. She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held Friday April 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the American Fork 21st Ward, 285 North 900 East. A viewing will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, Am. Fork and Friday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services at the church. Burial in the Elysian Gardens Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com. The family would like to thank the staff at Courtyard at Jamestown and iCare Hospice for the loving care they gave our mother.
Elsie Irene Herrera Merrill, 60, of Eagle Mountain, passed away in Murray, Utah surrounded by her family. Born October 11, 1956 in Grand Junction, Colorado the daughter of Miguel and Mary Eva Martinez Herrera. She married Amos Vernon Merrill September 16, 1977 in Elko, Nevada their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple on December 21, 1985.
She loved cooking and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. She loved the gospel of Jesus Christ and was an active member of the LDS Church.
Survivors include her husband, Amos; son Joshua (Alex) Merrill; 5 grandchildren and her siblings: Elevi Herrera; Stella Caudill; Frank Herrera; Ruth Herrera; Lucy Topolovec. She is preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Amos Jr. and Jacob Vernon and a granddaughter, Katie.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday April 19, 2017 at 11 AM in the Meadow Ranch 1st Ward, 9475 Mustang Way, Eagle Mtn. A viewing will be held Tuesday from 6 to 8 PM at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, Am. Fork and Wednesday from 9:45 to 10:45 AM prior to the services at the church. Interment at Pony Express Memorial Cemetery in Eagle Mtn.
In lieu of flowers please make donations at any America First Credit Union in Elsie Merrill’s name to help cover medical and funeral expenses.
The family wishes to offer a special thank you to the staff at the RICU.
Gary Nathan Abbott
January 19, 1995~April 9, 2017
Our Gary Nathan Abbott passed away at the age of 22 years old on April 9, 2017 in Moab Utah due to suicide. We will never fully understand the conflictions that went on in his mind, but will always remember his empathy and bright light that he so willingly shared with others.
He was an incredibly devoted son, brother, friend, and uncle. His love for those close to him was unmistakable. He was a talented musician and artist who also found great happiness and peace in nature. Nathan had a unique way of deeply impacting those around him in a positive and thought provoking way. He will be missed immensely and remembered for his sense of humor and passion for knowledge and growth.
Nathan is survived by his parents Gary Lynn Abbott and Leslie Beutler Abbott, sisters Lindsey Jorgensen (Kelly), Kacy Rawlings (Joe), and Natalie Abbott (Derek).
Family, friends, and others whose lives were touched by Gary Nathan are invited to the LDS meetinghouse at 949 N. 540 W. in American Fork on April 18th at 11:00am to reminisce, grieve, and support one another.
Joshua Nathan Whitby beloved husband and father, passed away April 4, 2017 in Cedar Hills, Utah. He was born September 28, 1977 in Payson, the son of Wesley Calvin and Shirley Kaye Allan Whitby. He married Tracey Dawn Allphin September 19, 2003 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Josh loved the outdoors especially fishing and hunting, and he an avid BYU sports fan. He was a person full of life who loved people and spending time with them. His greatest treasure was his family and was a central figure in each of their lives, he will be deeply missed.
Survivors include: his wife Tracey; children: Kade, Camryn, Jace; Kai; his parents Wes and Shirley Whitby; siblings: Wes (Emily) Whitby; Chavis (Carrie) Whitby; Haley (Eric) Barkle; Shannah (Mark) Hobson; Jessica, Sheven; Kallie and MaKenna Whitby; his father-in-law Robert (Zelda) Allphin ; brother and sisters in law: Robert (Amy) Allphin; Christina (Randy) Smith; David (Susan) Allphin; Laurie (Jim) Loveland; Daniel (Lisa) Allphin; Ryan (Elycse) Allphin; Benjamin Allphin; Angela (Dan) Court; Brie (Skyler) Hokama; Angelique Anderson; Justin Cotonuts; and Elijah (Cheyanne) Lehi.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday April 11, 2017 at 11:00 am in the Manila 10th Ward, 3785 W Box Elder Drive 4000 North, Cedar Hills. A viewing will be held Monday from 6 to 8 pm and Tuesday from 9:45 to 10:45 am at the church. Burial in the Orem Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
Donations to Josh’s family can be made at https://www.gofundme.com/joshua-whitby-memorial-fund
Shirley Cloward Palmer passed through the veil Sunday, April 2nd just as General Conference ended. General Conference was always time to gather for our family and it was especially sweet that we all got to be together one last time. She was greeted by her parents, Loran and Florence Gurr Cloward, her granddaughter, Daphne, and her sisters Velma (Merv) and Zemona (Justin), as well as countless others who had preceded her in death. She is survived by her eternal sweetheart of 58 years, Jim, their children: Tammy (Brett), Danette (DeeRay), Jamie (Lisa), Terry (Lisa), Wendy (Bob), Lori (Brian), Debbie (Randy), Mark (Jessica), Ryan (Shanda), her siblings: Dar (Rosey), and Gay (Jim), 33 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and countless missionaries from their mission to Brazil, who mom loved as her own.
Mom and dad spent those 58 years of marriage together serving each other, their family, and their Heavenly Father and Savior, whether it was serving the servicemen and missionaries during their years in the military where Dad served as a Chaplain, in their callings with Church assignments wherever they lived, or with their missionaries of the Porto Alegre South Mission and the Sao Paulo Brazil Missionary Training Center. Mom was always giving and serving others, especially her immediate family. We knew we always came first to her, she was happiest when she had her family around her. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
A viewing will be held at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 6141 West 11000 North, Highland on Friday, April 7th from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the Village Way Chapel, 901 E. Village Way, Alpine on Saturday, April 8th from 9:30- 10:30 a.m. with the funeral following at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the General Missionary Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Please share a memory below.
Brigitte Marie Radford, 68, passed away April 1, 2017 in Sandy, Utah. Born May 17, 1948 in Poitier, France to Raymond Charles Sebastian Sandillon and Jacqueline Marie Isabelle Cartier Sandillon. Brigitte Marie Radford, 68, passed away April 1, 2017 in Sandy, Utah. Born May 17, 1948 in Paris.
Years ago, Brigitte was nicknamed "Sweetie" by her grandchildren. A fitting name for such a sweet lady. She was known for her generosity and unconditional love. Sweetie loved lots of things but she especially loved being outside, her family, music and photos. She never went anywhere without her camera and you had only to look through her many, many collections of photos to see that she was happiest when out in nature or surrounded by her kids and grandkids. Family was always front and center of her world. However, it didn't take much to earn yourself a place in Sweetie's heart. She was famous for befriending just about anyone.
She was the type of person who would arrive as a stranger and leave as a new friend
She could strike up a conversation anywhere with anyone.
She opened her home to anyone who needed it and was happy to do so. She loved to care for and give to others. Whether it be a hot meal, open door, ear to listen, or a life lesson to give – she was always there.
Her family will hold close the memories of her fun French accent, many songs she loved, always listening to music, her encouragement to help those around you, her many stories and her countless teachings. If you were with Sweetie you knew you were expected to pitch in and help and to use your manners!
Sweetie has left her mark in numberless ways and will never be forgotten.
She is survived by her mother: Jacqueline children: J.P. (Jennifer) Whiting, Elijah Radford, and Natalie (Aaron) Davenport, 9 grandchildren, siblings: Christine, Clothilde, and Jean-Paul Sandillon. She was preceded in death by her father and a granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the Anderson & Sons Mortuary Chapel, 49 East 100 North, American Fork. A viewing will be held Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. and on Thursday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Burial will be at the Ben Lomond Cemetery in Ogden, Utah. Please share a memory below.
Glenda Kristine Thurston Perry, 62, passed away March 27, 2017 in Provo, Utah. Born March 25, 1955 in Provo, Utah to Glen and Iola Sorenson Thurston.
Glenda worked for several facilities caring for those who were not able to do so. She also pursued some college courses at Southern University in Criminal Justice and Steven Henegar for Medical Assisting. Kris married William Perry in November 1977, they later divorced. She loved her family especially spending time with her grandchildren. We were Mom’s focus in life. She was active in the LDS Church.
She is survived by her children: Mike (Jantz) Perry, Jarrin (Tiffani) Perry, Dustee (Peter) Johnson, Peter (Cheyanne) Perry, Jeff Perry. Step Children: Jenny (Peter) Schow, Chad (Amber) Perry, Cody Perry, 30 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild. Siblings: Kalvin Thurston, Naioma Debolt and Norene Johnson. Proceeded in death by her parents, a grandson, sisters Frances Watson, Charline Butterfield and twin infant siblings.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017 in the LDS Church building located 1548 N 900 W Pleasant Grove Utah at 11am. Friends and family may pay their respects to the family at 10am.
Burial will be in the Timpanogos Memorial Gardens in Orem, Utah at 1pm. 1000 N 400 E Orem Utah.
Carma Lee Roberts Cornell, 71, passed away March 29, 2017 in Provo, Utah after a short battle with cancer. Born September 15, 1945 to John C. and Elizabeth Keith Roberts. She married Douglas Leroy Cornell July 2, 1964 in American Fork, Utah. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS temple July 2, 1985.
Carma was a long-time community volunteer at the American Fork Hospital Pink Shop and Senior Citizens Center. She also served on the American Fork Cemetery committee. She was a faithful member of the LDS Church and served in many callings, most recently as Relief Society President. She loved serving a mission in Poland with her husband. Her family was her life, especially her children and grandchildren, and she was the sunshine in their lives. Carma loved her book clubs, local theater, and life in general. As Carma always said, "there's no place like home."
Carma is survived by her husband, Doug and children: Bret (Samantha) Cornell, Shari (Josh) Parkin, Robyn Cornell, 7 grandchildren, siblings Craig (Jill) Roberts, Dale (Becci) Roberts, and Carrie (Chad) Smith. She is preceded in death by her son Kent, her parents and sister Carol.
Funeral services will be held Monday, April 3, 2017 at 11:00 am in the American Fork 26th Ward, 970 North 60 East. A viewing will be held Sunday April 2, 2017 from 6 to 8 pm at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork and at the church on Monday from 9:45 to 10:45 am prior to the services. Burial in the American Fork Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com
William “Bud” E. Shelton
William “Bud” Elwood Shelton passed away and was reunited with his beloved wife on March 28, 2017. Bud’s life was a perfect example of selfless service and loving devotion to family.
Bud was born in Murray, Utah on January 12, 1919, to John William Shelton and Catherine Singleton Sager. He had two sisters. He married his sweetheart Bessie Judd Downs on August 2, 1939 and they were later sealed in the Salt Lake temple.
Bud served his country in the Navy during WWII and was stationed in the Pacific. He worked as a miner, a mechanic, and a millwright at Geneva Steel. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints and served in many callings, including scout master. He was continually engaged in silent acts of service to those around him.
Bud was happiest when he was outdoors. He spent countless days in American Fork Canyon exploring, camping, fishing, and hunting. He had a true green thumb and grew delicious food and beautiful flowers to share with his neighbors. He loved sports of all kinds and served as President of the American Fork Beehive little league. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix.
Bud and Bessie traveled the world together. He was a master storyteller and a prankster. He had a special whistle he used to calm babies and pithy one-liners to make the room erupt in laughter. Generous and supportive of his friends and family in all of their endeavors, he will be missed.
Bud is survived by his children Carol (Lee) Doyle, Dean (Ann) Shelton, and Rex (Linda) Shelton, daughters-in-law Cyndy Shelton and Jan Shelton, 20 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, 11 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his cherished wife Bessie, son Niel D. Shelton, a granddaughter, a great grandson, and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held Monday, April 3 at 11 am at the American Fork 4th Ward Chapel, 455 E. 300 N. Friends and family may call at the church from 9:45 to 10:45 am prior to the services. Interment will be at American Fork Cemetery.
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