Helen Harris Dillman, 86 years of age, of American Fork, Utah passed away on January 25, 2015. She was born November 11, 1928 to Daniel Dee Harris and Jennie Caroline Anderson in Layton, Utah. She married Allen Miles Dillman June 9, 1948 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They made their home in Provo, Utah where they raised 12 children on a small farm. She loved gardening, music and the outdoors. Her greatest love was her family and her children. She spent the last years of her life in the Heritage Care Center in American Fork. She is survived by her 12 children: Julia Dillman, Allen Miles Dillman, Denice Lovell (Tom Lovell), Ann Forsberg (Lee Forsberg), Gay Perry, Dee Dillman (Marie Ginman), Mark Dillman, Eric Dillman, David Dillman (Regina Sanford), Bruce Dillman, Benjamin Dillman, Niel Dillman 37 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. Proceeded in death by her parents and 8 siblings.
Funeral Services will be held at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 6141 West 11000 North, Highland Utah on Friday, January 30, 2015, at 11:00 am. A viewing will be held from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment at the Kaysville-Layton Cemetery will be at 2 p.m. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
Mom Thank You for starting us on our journey thru life. Thank you for teaching us to love nature, for giving us the desire to seek new and wonderful things. There were always new adventures to experience with you. You taught us to open our eyes to the world we lived in, to love all that life hands us and not to judge until we examined all sides of the situation. You showed how to live with little and make do with what we have. Thank you for the family we belong to. We love you mom. Thank you for being our mother! We will miss you.
Philip Leslie Morgan Sr., 73, of American Fork passed away January 24 2015 in the American Fork Hospital. Born June 27, 1941 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado the son of Leslie Ray Morgan and Theda LaRue Blakeman. He married Mary Ann Rose Marconeri on June 6, 1964 in Oak Creek, CO.
Phil loved to golf and bowl with his wife of 50 years. He also loved nature and being outdoors. He was a volunteer member of the American Fork Ambulance Assn. He retired after more than 25 years at Klune Industries and after 20 years at Tooele Army Depot.
Dad, we love you and you will be missed.
Survivors include his two children: Debbie Morgan (Karin); Philip Morgan Jr.; grandchildren: Jeremy (Roshelle) Moore; Neldon Pullman; Kaycee (Nick) Poulsen; 5 great grandchildren; his siblings Roy Morgan and Frances (Ray) Beasley. He is preceded in death by his wife years Mary Ann; his parents; and a brother Roger Morgan.
A funeral Mass will be held Thursday January 29, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Peters Catholic Church (634 North 600 East. Am. Fork). A viewing will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, (49 East 100 North, Am. Fork) and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the services at the church. Burial in the American Fork Cemetery.
Our beloved husband and father, Nolan Dale Howes, passed away peacefully at home in American Fork, Utah, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born March 21, 1933, in Monroe, Utah, to Arnold and Ruby Conder Howes. Nolan was the oldest of 4 children. He married the love of his life, Daisy Darling Hale, on June 1, 1953, in Ruth, Nevada. Their marriage was solemnized in the St. George, Utah, LDS Temple on April 13, 1955.
Dad served his country during the Korean Conflict. He returned home to Ruth where he worked for Kennecott, completing a machinist apprenticeship and working as a machinist leadman for 30 years. Dad retired from Kennecott in 1980 and after retiring used his carpenter skills in a construction business with his brother Doyle. He later worked for White Pine County School District where he retired as the maintenance man. Dad was a hard worker and taught his children the value of a good day’s work.
Dad spent his life faithfully serving in leadership positions of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, including bishoprics and stake presidencies, but his favorite callings were teaching the 11 year old scouts and the High Priests. Dad helped so many people along the way but never wanted any recognition. He was a humble man, loved by all who knew him.
Nolan and Daisy moved to American Fork, Utah, in July of 2014, but to Dad, home was always in Ruth.
Nolan is survived by his beloved wife Daisy; children, Alan, Lynda(Craig), Scott(Erika), Cheryl(Brent), Janet(Ron), Mark, Eric(Debra), Lisa(Nathan), Lori; 25 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; brother, Doyle Howes; sister, Orva Thomas, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Ruby and brother, Billy.
Mom and family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Access Hospice, especially Lindsey and Jordan, and to the VA Hospital for their great care of Dad during his illness.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the American Fork 12th Ward, 673 East 300 North. A viewing will be held Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork and Thursday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Burial will be in American Fork Cemetery.
Dennis Ray Long died peacefully at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Chicago, Illinois on January 20, 2015 at the age of 64.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Cindy, of Batesville, Indiana, daughters Lara (Bryan) Washington of Lindon, Utah, Cami (Rob) Smith of Orem, Utah, Crystal (Steve) Smith of Alpine, Utah, and eight grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings Karen (Kent) Roberts, Cathy (Kent) Lowe, Susan Garfield, Dee (Diana) Long. He is preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Ruth Long of Spanish Fork, Utah.
Dennis was born on September 2, 1950 in Spanish Fork, Utah. He attended college at Southern Utah State College and worked for the U.S. Forest Service as a surveyor and fire jumper. In 1971, Dennis served a two year mission in the California North Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He married Cindy Greenwood on January 21, 1978 in the Salt Lake City Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Dennis and Cindy have been residents of Batesville, Indiana since 1988, where Dennis owned and operated his own business, Long’s Quality Painting and was known for the high quality of his work. In addition to his painting, he was a skilled carpenter, and he always had a creative solution to fix any mechanical or household problem. He had an intelligent and inquiring mind and was always reading and studying many different books and topics.
Dennis was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many leadership and teaching volunteer positions throughout his life. He served as a Scout Master for the Boy Scouts of America for many years and touched the lives of many young men in that capacity. He was good natured, fun loving and was a pleasure to be around. His children, grandchildren and even his friends’ children loved to accompany him when he went out to fly his model airplanes, one of his favorite hobbies.
Dennis loved the outdoors and spent many hours in the mountains, hiking, camping and fishing. He was a commercial salmon fisherman in Bristol Bay, Alaska, and loved to accompany his friends to Florida to fish and crab. He also loved to garden and was a gourmet cook with the ability to use his fresh produce to create wonderful sauces and entrees.
His loss is felt deeply by his family. Dennis was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be remembered lovingly for his many kindnesses, his wonderful sense of humor, his intelligence, his spirituality, his wisdom and his deep testimony of and devout love for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Batesville Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 422 Township Line Road in Batesville, Indiana. A visitation will be held at Meyers Funeral Home, 1150 State Route 46 East, Batesville, Indiana on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 31st at the Lindon West Stake Center, 1050 West 1600 North, Orem Utah at 10:00 a.m., followed by burial in the American Fork, Utah Cemetery.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Safe Passage, P.O. Box 235, Batesville, IN 47006 or the missionary fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, www.ldsphilanthropies.org in honor of Dennis Long.
Linda Kay Olsen was born February 22, 1950 to Phillip and LaJuan Olsen. Passed away at her home in Murray, Utah on January 21, 2015. Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Linda graduated from American Fork High School and earned an Associate’s Degree from Trade Tech in Provo, Utah. Her employment was as a billing clerk in the health industry including Primary Children’s Medical Center and IHC. Linda loved animals of all kinds and worked as a volunteer at Hogle Zoo for many years. She also loved sports and enjoyed watching Jazz games, skiing and playing softball. She is survived by her parents, one sister, Louise (Scott) Dean, and one brother, Mike, 3 nephews, 3 nieces, and 6 grandnieces and 8 grandnephews. Services will be held on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Visitation will be held from 9:45 – 10:45 am at Anderson Mortuary (49 East 100 North, American Fork, Utah) followed by a graveside service at 11am the American Fork Cemetery (26 W 600 N). In lieu of flowers, her family suggests donations to Primary Children’s Medical Center in Linda’s name.
Our beloved mother, sister and grandmother, Lila Virginia Hansen Hunter, passed away on January 17, 2015.
Mom was born May 5, 1927 at home in Salt Lake City, Utah to Mahlin Sirus Hansen and Bertha Delilah Ohran. She was oldest of 5 children.
Virginia moved to Speedway, Indiana at age 3 and returned to Utah in 1942. She attended American Fork High School, LDS Business College and BYU. She married Dee R. Hunter. Virginia worked as an accountant with Dee in his CPA firm from 1950 until she retired in 1977. She loved to paint and play the piano and organ. She loved to garden and raise flowers. But most of all she loved taking care of her boys.
Mom and Dad were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on November 4, 1984. Mom enjoyed her callings in the church. She wrote and directed many road shows and served in the Young Women’s and as Relief Society organist. She and dad loved to travel in their motor home and were able to visit much of the United States and Western Canada.
Virginia is survived by 2 sons: Steven Dee (Connie) and Lynn Mahlin (Diane), 13 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings: Paul (Mary) Hansen, Vernis Madsen, Melissa (Don) Peterson and Carl (Linda) Hansen
Virginia was preceded in death by her husband Dee, her parents and her son, Dale Walter.
Special thanks to Marissa and Dr. Woolley from Horizon Hospice for their loving service. Also to the special neighbors and friends from St. George and American Fork.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 23, 2015 at Orchard Hills Chapel Hillcrest 1st Ward, 949 North 540 West, American Fork. Friends may call Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork and Friday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at American Fork Cemetery.
Donald Lee Mower
Donald Lee Mower (82) passed away peacefully on January 17, 2015 at his home in American Fork, Utah surrounded by his family. He was born July 17, 1932 in Spring Canyon, Utah. He grew up in Springville and American Fork. Don was the seventh of nine children born to Clarence and Leona Mower. He is survived by four of his siblings Connie, Bill, Janice, and Diane. He married his sweetheart, Pearl Thompson in the Manti Temple on July 27, 1955. Their five children are Doug (Jody), Mike, Susan, Steven (Sally), and David (Lynne). Don and Pearl are loved and adored by their 17 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Don was a revered football coach and teacher for 38 years at American Fork High School teaching and coaching thousands of young men and women.
Don was a 150 pound all-state lineman football player for American Fork. He was a member of the 1950 state championship basketball team and catcher for the baseball team. After high school, Don served in the Army and later graduated from Brigham Young University where he played freshman football and pole vaulted for the track team.
Coach Mower’s early life was greatly influenced by athletics and his dream was to be a football coach. As American Fork’s head football coach he shared two state championships and ten region championships with his fellow coaches, athletes and the community. He was also one of the founders of the youth football program in North Utah County and he coached little league baseball and high school wrestling teams. Don loved being a math teacher and he took pride in his role as an educator. He often visited with former students and players and he thrived on their recent visits.
Don valued his relationship with many great friends and fellow coaches that were close to him throughout his life. They loved playing cards, traveling, skiing, and anything that brought them together. His friends were important to him and they were by his side over the last few months of his life.
Don was an example of hard work. In addition to teaching and coaching, Don worked at the Forest Service, officiated basketball games, and sheered countless sheep. Don most enjoyed being with his family. He loved Elk Hunting on Skyline Drive, float tube fishing on Strawberry Reservoir, backpacking in the Wind Rivers, driving the White Rim Trail, and watching sporting events, always with a diet coke in hand. A big part of his life was attending the many activities of his grandchildren.
Don was a faithful member of the LDS church. He served in many callings, worked in the humanitarian program, and served in the Mount Timpanogos Temple for 13 years.
Many have described the influence Don had on their lives. He will be missed by his family, friends, and so many that he coached and taught. His positive attitude and energetic life was a source of inspiration to those around him.
The Mower family wishes to thank those who helped care for and support Don in the last several months. We appreciate the many thoughts and memories that have been shared by friends, coaches, neighbors, ward members, and former students and athletes.
Don’s funeral services will be held Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11:00 AM in the American Fork East State Center, 825 East 500 North, American Fork, Utah. Viewings will be held Friday, January 23 from 6-8 PM at Anderson Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork and on Saturday from 9:45-10:45 AM at the East Stake Center.
Wilford Osmond Nelson Jr.
August 21, 1921 - January 14, 2015
Wilford [Bill] Osmond Nelson Jr. was born in American Fork, Utah on August 21,1921. He was the second son of Stella and Wilford Osmond [Ossie] Nelson, Sr. Bill married Ellen [Jo Ellen]Maurice Richins on December 26,1942. They were sealed in the Mesa, Arizona LDS temple. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the European Theater. He then continued in the reserves for five more years. Bill continued his education at Utah State University and graduated with a degree in Wildlife Management.
Following his graduation he worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service for 36 years. Bill started on an antelope study in Utah’s west desert and was later promoted to the Assistant State Supervisor for Animal Damage Control in Phoenix, Arizona. Next he opened a new office in cooperation with Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. His next appointment was State Supervisor for Oklahoma and Kansas with headquarters in Oklahoma City. Bill was then promoted to Regional Supervisor in Minneapolis for the North Central Region. His next move was back to Washington D.C. This time he was the Assistant Division Chief for Wildlife Services. His last ten years were spent as the Regional Director for the Services Southwest Region with headquarters in Albuquerque, New Mexico. During this time the Endangered Species program was started and he was very involved with environmental programs, especially along the Texas coast. Job corps camps were started on wildlife refuges and the hiring of minorities received a big push.
Bill was appointed chairman of the Federal Executive Board for New Mexico in a White House ceremony on October 1,1976 by President Ford. He was a charter member of the federal government’s Senior Executive Service appointed by President Carter. Bill was proud to be an honorary life member of the Whooping Crane Conservation Association, life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a long time member of the Wildlife Society, the American Fishery Society, The Washington Biologist D.C. Field Club, National Animal Damage Control Association, National Wildlife Refuge Association and the Rotary Club of Albuquerque.
As a member of the LDS church he served in the newly formed Sunnyslope Branch Presidency when it was first organized in north Phoenix, Arizona. Bill also served in the District Presidency for the central and western Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. He was Sunday School Superintendent both in Minneapolis, Minnesota and McLean, Virginia.
Following Bill’s retirement in 1980 he and JoEllen moved to Twin Falls to be close to their daughter and first grandsons. They enjoyed traveling in their travel trailer with their grandsons and friends exploring the Northwest. On these trips they spent time fishing, bird watching and learning the different plant species. Bill delighted in catch and release fishing using his own flies.
After JoEllen’s death in 2001, Bill had fun on many road trips and cruises with his daughters and enjoyed family reunions held in Stanley, Idaho. He continued to delight his family and friends with his stories from his early years including growing up in American Fork, Utah and meeting his brother Ray in England during WWII. He shared his interesting experiences working with animal refuges, environmentalists and Presidents. No one was ever bored when they were around Bill. He loved people and life and was always eager to share his wisdom and lore. He was blessed with being cared for by his daughter Judy in Portland the last few years of his life. He had trouble slowing down and so benefited from her help and love.
His three daughters survive him: Judy Ellen Nelson of Portland, Oregon; Jacque Ann and her husband Osburn Salisbury of Twin Falls, Idaho; and Jill Kathryn Nelson of San Louis Obispo, California. He has five grandsons and four great grandchildren: Holden and his wife Tamara Salisbury [Raetana and Hayes Salisbury]; Nelson Salisbury and his wife Sok Pok [Kayla and Preston Salisbury]; Morgan Salisbury; and Wesley and Mckinley Nelson-Agte. He has one brother Glen in Orem, Utah. Three brothers Ray, James and Robert, his wife and his parents, preceded him in death.
A graveside service will be held at the American Fork Cemetery on January 31 at 2 pm. Contributions to charities, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars, would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.
Lt. Col. Lewis Eugene Garrett (Ret) left his earthly existence to join his eternal companion on January 17, 2015. He was born on May 22, 1934, to Amy Buchanan and Dean Garrett in Venice, Utah. His early years were spent in Los Angeles, California. At age 10, his family moved to American Fork, Utah where he first met Shirley Richards. They were married on September 16, 1954, in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they had a wonderful life with many adventures.
Lewis was interested in flying from a young age. He traveled the world as a rescue helicopter pilot for the US Air Force, stationed three times at his favorite place, Alaska. He was awarded many highly distinguished medals for his service: The Silver Star, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, four Air Medals, The Air Force Commendation Medal, and The Meritorious Service Medal. He was credited with 11 “saves” for his service in Vietnam and flew over 50 other people to safety during his career.
In 1984, Lewis became a founding partner of Avalon Health Care, always advocating for the elderly. He had a reverence for life and a heart for healing and was forever proud that his children followed him into the healthcare industry.
Lewis was an avid learner graduating with degrees from Brigham Young and Penn State Universities. He had a fascination for astronomy and was a self taught expert in astro-photography, taking many pictures on his remotely controlled telescopes located in New Mexico. He loved the outdoors and was an accomplished hunter and fisherman.
Lewis loved music and had a rich tenor voice. He sang with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for many years. He and Shirley enjoyed traveling and seeing the world, visiting more than 40 countries. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, serving in many leadership positions, service missions, the Provo and the Mt. Timpanogos Temples.
First and foremost in Lewis’ life was his family. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley; sons, Ronald and Isaac; brother, Gordon Garrett, and sister, Suzanne Schmuhl. He is survived by his children: Lewis (Kathleen) Garrett, Laurel (Steve) Fraser, Dr. Larry (Deborah) Garrett, Dr. Layne (Kimberlee) Garrett, 20 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, as well as siblings: Claranne (Dale) Duke, Dean Garrett, Albert Schmuhl, Julie (Greg) Wittwer, Barbara (Kent) Richards; sister-in-law, Lucille Garrett, and brother-in-law, LuDell Nielsen; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be Wednesday 1/21/15 at 11: a.m. in the Highland 7th Ward, 5212 West Country Club Drive. A viewing will be held Tuesday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North American Fork, and Wednesday at the Church from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Burial in the American Fork Cemetery with Military Rites by the VFW District 4.
David Max Fackrell, 89, passed away January 14, 2015 in Highland, Utah. Born April 3, 1925 in Hunter, Utah to Leo Parley and Mary Eusebia Smith Fackrell. He married Vonetta Maurine Hardman May 26, 1944, in Magna, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple.
Max worked at Kennecott for 33 years. He owned and operated Fackrell Mink Ranch with his son David for 56 years. He served in WWII in the merchant Marines in the Pacific Theater.
Dad was the hardest worker we know.
Max was an active member of the LDS Church. Serving in many callings and loved the church.
He is survived by his wife, Vonetta, children: Diana Poulsen, daughter-in-law Marla Fackrell, Brent (Loraine) Fackrell, Pamela (Ralph) Grider, Sue Barlow, Sharon Brocious, Maurilio Ortega (Elizabeth) adopted son, 26 Grandchildren, 27 great Grand Children.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son David, a daughter Lori Ann, a granddaughter, Cami, 2 brothers and a sister.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 19, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Highland 37th Ward, 6800 West 9626 North. A viewing will be held Sunday from 6-8 p.m. in the Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel, 6141 West 11000 North, Highland and Monday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. in the church prior to the service. Burial will be in Valley View Memorial Park.
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49 East 100 North
American Fork, UT 84003
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