Our warm hearted and loving son, Jeromy Kay Howe, passed away peacefully in his sleep July 13, 2017 in Orem, Utah. Jeromy was born February 10, 1988 in Murray, Utah. He moved several times during his 29 years, making life-long friends wherever he went. He was an energetic bouncing baby from the get-go, his curiosity leaving trails of carefully unassembled electronics and toys everywhere he went, “just to see how they work”. At the age of four, he memorized the several mile car trip to his grandma’s house, and then made the journey solo on foot. Grandma was stunned to find her grinning little grandson barefoot and alone on her doorstep.
During his youth, Jeromy loved Boy Scout camp outs, traveling with his family around the country in the camper and lighting the campfires, summer camp, fishing with his dad and Grandpa Coombs, snowboarding, kayaking and canoeing. He was a master at video games, immersed himself in Harry Potter books, a gift from Grandma Coombs, and he enjoyed a good rock concert. Jeromy excelled in many subjects, especially art, and had a gift for math which continued through his college years.
Jeromy loved the ocean and visiting Grandma and Grandpa Howe in Florida every summer, until moving there with his family at age 14. He was equally at home on Florida’s beaches and Utah’s mountains. Throughout his life his numerous pets were his cherished buddies, and he left behind two tarantulas, Rupert the pug, and Clyde the Boston terrier. He was always adventurous, riding the scariest amusement park rides, and driving around the country to exciting places. He loved his friends, his birthdays, and holidays, especially Christmas time and lighting the fireworks on the 4th of July.
Jeromy was loving and loyal to his family, as well as the love of his life, Riley, who he hoped to spend the rest of his life with. He treasured his daughter Annabella and her Grandma Pam, who did so much for him during his year in South Dakota. He had a very special and loving relationship with his mom and knew he could go to her for anything because she loved him unconditionally. Jeromy would do anything for all of us and was our humble, gentle giant.
Jeromy was overjoyed to be able to return to his boyhood home, Utah Valley, after being gone 13 years. He was excelling at a job he cared about and taking classes to improve his skills. Wherever he worked, he always talked about how much he cared about his customers and enjoyed making them his friends. He was good at fixing cars and had become the family car mechanic, giving advice on all our issues and fixing his own. Jeromy worked hard for his future plans and goals, and was on his way to achieving them. He leaves an immense and unfillable void in our lives and in our hearts. We love you so much Jer-Bear and look forward to when we can be together again.
Jeromy is survived by his daughter Annabella in Webster, SD; parents Jim and Marilyn Howe in Melbourne Beach, FL; sisters Whitney (Garret) Miner in Mesa, AZ, Alexi in Melbourne Beach, FL, Samantha in Gainesville, FL, and Nicole (Nathan) Hope in Lehi; girlfriend Riley Wilson in Orem; grandmother Joan Coombs In American Fork; and lots of nieces, cousins, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his grandfather D’Monte Coombs, and grandparents Richard and Ethel Howe.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the American Fork 4th Ward Chapel, 455 East 300 North in American Fork, Utah. Close friends and family may call at the chapel for a viewing, prior to the funeral, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Internment will be at American Fork Cemetery.
Jessica Ann Sutton brought her fiery spirit to brighten Heaven on July 12, 2017. She was 47 years old when she passed away, and lived a life fully despite many medical challenges.
Jessica was born December 6, 1969 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Utah State Developmental Center in American Fork, Utah became Jessica’s home for the last 38 years.
Jessica had many physical challenges, but was determined to be as independent as possible. She loved riding horses and was a Special Olympics athlete. She worked a variety of jobs, most recently making crafts for Cottage Enterprises. Jessica took pride in her work and loved being able to help others and do things herself.
Jessica cared about people. She remembered friends and family her whole life and was always exited to spend time with the people she knew and loved. She also loved making new friends and was never shy about meeting new people. She loved to tease and make people laugh and smile.
Jessica was a great example of choosing to focus on the positive and most important things in life. Though she was confined to a wheelchair for the last few years and did not like losing her ability to walk, Jessica quickly put her energy into doing the things she still could and finding new ways to flourish. She loved swimming, bowling, and going shopping. Most important to Jessica were the relationships she maintained with friends and family, and she particularly loved going to lunch with good friends.
Jessica was known and loved in her family and at the Developmental Center for her strong, vibrant personality and her sense of humor. She will be missed by her family, her roommates past and present, and all those who have been blessed with the opportunity to work with her. We are grateful to the staff at the Utah state Developmental Center for the loving care they provided Jessica throughout her life.
Funeral services will be held Monday, July 17, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the LDS Chapel at 895 North 900 East, American Fork. A viewing will be held from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Burial will be in American Fork Cemetery. Please share a message below.
Brett David Webster, 27, passed away July 5, 2017 in Lehi, Utah, in a tragic motorcycle accident. He was born July 11, 1989 in American Fork, Utah to Donald Webster and Karen McNew. He married Kiley Papworth on May 30, 2008 in Lehi, Utah.
Brett doted on his wife and his children; he loved them with everything he had. He was the life of the party and could always make you smile. Brett had a passion for music, sports, and motorcycles. As a 10-year-employee for Jack B. Parson Companies, he worked hard to build an amazing life for his family.
Brett is survived by his wife, his children (Graiden, Scottlin, and Eddavein), his parents, his siblings, his grandparents, and a large extended family.
A viewing will be held Wednesday July 12, 2017 from 6-8 pm at Anderson & Sons Mortuary in American Fork. Private family services will be conducted later. Please share memory below.
Meda Carol Drew Jack, 80, passed away July 5, 2017 in American Fork, Utah, while surrounded by her family after a long courageous battle with cancer . She was the 3rd child born to Arthur Robey Forbes and Martha Louise Peterson at home on April 4, 1937 in Alpine, Utah. Carol was married to Robert E. Drew for 28 years, then later divorced. Carol married Vincent John Jack on November 11, 1994 in American Fork, Utah.
Carol loved her family who was the focus of her life. She loved gardening, photo albums, roosters and cuckoo clocks. She was very artistic and enjoyed arranging flowers. She worked at Utah state Prison and Bushman Press. She was also a homemaker and domestic goddess.
Carol is survived by her husband Vince, children: Delbert Drew, Steven (Shawna) Drew, Denise Sampson, Kenneth Drew, Jennifer (Jon) Richardson, and James (Mindi) Jack, 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers: David (Janis) Forbes and Allen (LaRae) Forbes. Carol is preceded in death by her daughter Pam Alleman, a grandson Bryson Drew, and great-grandson Chanse Drew.
We would like to thank the Encompass Hospice team for their care during Carol's last days.
Funeral services will be Monday July 10, 2017 at 11:00 am in the Hillcrest 1st Ward 949 North 540 West, American Fork. A viewing will be held Sunday at Anderson & Sons Mortuary 49 E 100 N American Fork from 6-8 pm and also prior to the funeral services between 9:45 and 10:45 at the church. Burial will be in the Alpine Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
June 18, 1924 – June 29, 2017
“I’m ready for the next adventure!”
Lillian Anderson was born June 24, 1924 in Phillipsburg, NJ to Hazel Eckhardt and Arthur Thompson. She spent most of her grammar school years in Pennsylvania and New York, eventually settling in Southern California. In junior high, she had rheumatic fever, causing damaged heart valves. This condition greatly affected the course of her life but never kept her from doing the things she felt were most important.
Lillian married Elmer Samuel Anderson in March 1943. They became the parents of Thomas, Terry and Ellen. During the war, Lillian and “Andy” were stationed all over the West and the Pacific with memorable times in the Panama Canal Zone, where they made many lifelong friends. They lived in Daly City (CA), Renton (WA), Cupertino (CA), San Jose (CA), Highland (UT), and Cedar Hills (UT).
Lillian joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1949 after learning about the promise of eternal families, which became central to all she did for the rest of her life. When Ellen was born with severe disabilities, Lillian dedicated herself to Ellen. All who knew Lillian testify that there was no better mother anywhere and Lillian often expressed how grateful she was for this special blessing.
Lillian was active in the LDS Church, serving in all organizations and also in the Mt. Timpanogos LDS Temple. She served on the board of the Mental Retardation Association of Utah, and was active in the Provo Ladies Club for many years. She was a lifelong learner, loved to read, to participate in family activities, and was a great party hostess! She spent her last weeks sharing her wisdom with her family and friends, passing away peacefully at home on June 29, 2017.
Survived by children, Thomas David Anderson, Terry Elmer Anderson (Laurie), and Ellen Ann Anderson; 7 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; sister Anna Jordan. Preceded in death by husband, Elmer Samuel “Andy” Anderson; her parents, and brother Arthur.
Special thanks to Dr. Eric Carter, Shauna Wahlcott, the caregivers from Harmony Home Health Hospice, and dear friends and family who assisted in her last days.
Funeral services will be held Friday July 7, 2017 at 11:00 am in the Cedar Hills 7th Ward, 9737 Chesterfield Drive, Cedar Hills, UT. A Viewing will be held Thursday, July 6, from 6-8 PM Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel; 6141 West 11000 North, Highland, UT and Friday at the church from 9:45 – 10:45 AM.
David Cluff McBride having finished his earthly mission, returned to the arms of our loving Heavenly Father on June 25, 2017. David was born on February 7, 1965 to Gary Phil and Leisel Cluff McBride in Santa Monica, CA.
Because of the effects of German Measles David had significant physical & mental challenges. He was blessed to be in the constant loving care of his parents, extended family and many kind and patient caregivers throughout his life. He was a resident at the Utah State Developmental Center in American Fork, UT at the time of his passing.
Even with David’s special needs we saw a mischievous, fun personality. Heaven help you if you tried to sit on his couch. He loved the individuals who worked with him and cared for him. He had a unique way of identifying them by touch and smell. He also loved music, mainly songs that had low rumbling tones that he was able to feel through vibrations. David personified love, patience, and endurance and taught his family the importance of these attributes.
He is preceded in death by his loving grandparents, his sisters Sherry Lynn McBride, and Darleis Nelson (who we have no doubt have taken him under their wings). He is survived by his parents, his brothers Kenneth (Lynnette), Clarence (Lori), and sister Starleen (Paulo) Blaser, and brother-in-law Karl (Kim) Nelson and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family.
A private family memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary in American Fork, UT.
Interment will be at the Pima Cemetery in Pima, Arizona on July 5, 2017 at 9 a.m.
David’s family wishes to thank all those unselfish caregivers who gave so much of their time and talents to bless David’s life.
Eugene Raymond Hilgenberg, 86, passed away June 27, 2017 in American Fork, Utah surrounded by his family. Born October 8, 1930 in Bronx, New York the son of George William and Anna Lupes Hilgenberg. He married Christina Mary Lynch May 28, 1954 in Bronx, New York; their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple June 18, 1974.
Eugene loved baseball especially his beloved Yankees. He loved his country, his family, learning history and spending time outdoors in the nearby mountains. He is loved by his family especially his grandchildren with whom he made many memories. He is known for his woodworking hobby and family members cherish the gifts he created with his hands.
Eugene’s family is deeply grateful to Encompass Home Health and Hospice and The Beehive Home American Fork South for their tender, loving care.
Survivors include: his children, Lori Murdock; Daniel (Lynette) Hilgenberg; Patricia (Paul) Fjeldsted; Carol (Jan) Carlson; Jeanne (Mark) Van Wagoner; 20 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years Christina, daughter Christine and two brothers. Funeral services will be held Saturday July 1, 2017 at 11:00 am in the American Fork 21st Ward, (280 North 900 East). A viewing will be held Friday from 6 to 8 pm at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, (49 East 100 North, Am. Fork) and Saturday from 9:45 to 10:45 am prior to the services in the church. Burial in the American Fork Cemetery. Please share a memory below.
Davis J Devey, 89, of Alpine, Utah passed away on Monday morning June 26, 2017 peacefully with his children by his side. Dave was born on December 2, 1927 to Earl Marsh Devey and Velma Grace Strong. Dave loved Alpine, it is where he grew up and then lived within two blocks of his childhood home. He was a dedicated, and lifelong member of the LDS church, he married his sweetheart in the Salt Lake City temple in 1950.
Dave grew up working on the family farm in Alpine, he continued to farm throughout his life, while also working at Geneva Steel for 33 years, and running a heavy equipment contracting business with his brother Don. He was also drafted into the Army to serve in Germany during the Korean War. Dave made sure to teach his family about hard work and dedication to all that they would do. While Dave enjoyed working hard, he played even harder. He loved hunting, fishing, traveling with his sweetheart of 52 years, Neicell, his siblings, and his children.
He is preceded in death by his wife Neicell Loy Kolstad, daughter Loren Neicell Devey, son Kevin Otto Devey, his parents Earl Marsh Devey and Velma Strong Devey, his brothers Ranold Devey, Don Devey, and Carlos Devey, and his sister Afton Burgess, and grandson Cody Mitchell Jones. He is survived by his children Heather (Terry) Jones, Kerry (Leslie) Devey, Darren (Teresa, deceased) Devey, and his brother Wally Devey, and sister Marilyn Turner. Dave has 15 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.
A viewing will be held Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 30th at the Alpine “old red church,” 165 North 100 East at 11 am with a viewing held from 9:45-10:45 a.m. The family would like to thank all the wonderful friends and neighbors who served and cared for Dave in his declining health, especially to the staff at the Central Utah Veterans’ home in Payson. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
Richard Lee Breyer “Rick”, age 56, of Springville passed away June 22, 2017 in Provo, Utah. He was born November 11, 1960 in Seward, Alaska to Daniel Mitchell and Rheta Myrick.
Rick was a very caring and loving father. His children and grandchildren were the love of his life. The love he had for them helped him to change his life.
We all wish him God Speed in his new life; catching up with those who have already past on.
He is survived by his 9 children, 14 grandchildren and many siblings. He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter Kailie Mae Dennis.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the Anderson & Sons Mortuary Chapel, 49 East 100 North, American Fork.
Janice Wing Jarman Rooney
Janice loved dancing and did so most of her life. She became a charter member of the CLOGGING GRANDMOTHERS. They were a splendid, professional dancing group who performed at many venues for over 20 years. On June 21, 2017, on a warm summer breeze, Janice danced away to her next performance. If you ever saw a woman, happily clogging down a super market aisle while shopping, that was Janice!
Janice was born in American Fork and attended grades 1-12 there. After High School, she married Ray Jarman. They had five children. Later, after her divorce, she married widower Jim Rooney who had 4 children from his first marriage. Janice was one courageous lady who was able to take over the raising of a 10 year old girl and 8 year old boy with Down syndrome. Unlike so many blended families, ours came together like melted butter. There was no “his, hers and ours.” All we had were OURS and we, Janice and I (Jim), could not be more proud of our children (who are now wonderful adults). Janice was the first resident of Pheasant Run Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in South Jordan. As such, she was given the title “Janice Rooney, the First Lady of Pheasant Run”. She spent the last 280 days of her life in Pheasant Run, visited nearly daily by her husband and young son Robert. While a resident, she made (and then forgot) several friends.
The staff was always working to be sure that she was safe, secure and as happy as possible. My thanks goes out to them.
She was preceded in her death by her parents Norman B Wing and Alithea Stagg Wing. She is survived by: her only brother Norm Wing (Richland, WA), her husband Jim Rooney, her sons: Brian Jarman (Meridian, ID), Trent Jarman (West Jordan), N. Kurt Jarman (Perry, UT), Michael Rooney (Placentia, CA), Russell Rooney (Syracuse, UT), and Robert Rooney; her daughters: Denise Jarman Blades (Boise, ID), Camille Jarmon Strong (Layton, UT), Debra Rooney Dutson (West Jordan) and Katrina Sisco (our honorary daughter).
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork. A viewing will be held Monday from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Janice will be buried in the American Fork Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation would be gratefully appreciated.
Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, 3152 Little Road Suite 146, Trinity, Florida 34655
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