Jill DeMille Albin, 55, of American Fork passed away February 26, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born August 31, 1960 in St. George, Utah the daughter of Elwin David and Ruth Jaensch DeMille. She married David Wayne Albin October 15, 1983 in Hurricane, Utah and their marriage was later solemnized in the Jordan River LDS Temple in 1992.
Jill worked as a hair stylist, a manager at Pearl Vision, in Real Estate with her brother, and as a Mary Kay Consultant. She was a wonderful cook who loved cook books and trying new recipes. Jill is loved by many but especially by her close friends, primary children and her two little Yorkie dogs. She loved her family and they were the focus of her life.
She is survived by her husband, David; her children: D. Christopher; Taylor B. and Katie N. Albin; her siblings: David E. (Helen) DeMille; Colleen Talbot; and Brent J (Emilee) DeMille; by her in-laws, Douglas and Janice Albin, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents.
The family would like to thank all those who provided such wonderful medical care for Jill.
Funeral services will be held Friday March 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the American Fork 8th Ward, 300 North 100 East. A viewing will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork and Friday at the church from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment at American Fork Cemetery. Please share a memory or condolence at andersonmortuary.com.
Wolodymyr (Walter) Lojik, 88, passed away February 23, 2016 in Taylorsville, UT. Born November 21, 1927 in Lviv, Ukraine to Andrij and Kateryna Chuchak (Loik) Lojik.
He joined the army at 16. He traveled throughout Europe and eventually met the love of his life in northern England while working in a textile mill. He married Jean Mabel Pickles on July 5, 1952 in England.They added two beautiful daughters to their family and then on March 27, 1956 brought his wife and two young daughters to New York to become citizens of the United States where three additional children joined the family.
He worked hard and obtained businesses which he bought and sold in New Jersey and then moved to Utah in 1978. He became the owner of Angelo’s Pizza in Salt Lake and known to many as Pappa Angelo. He and mom worked there until 2001. When he retired he became a school crossing guard for the city of Taylorsville until 2015 where he enjoyed providing service for the children and the community.
He loved playing chess and soccer. He also loved to read and talk about Europe and his life. He was a hard worker who owned several businesses. He was a world traveler who spoke 7 languages.
Survived by his children, Lubow (Richard) Richard, Daria (Sherwood) Lojik-Harvey, Taras (Wendy) Lojik, Tatianna (Kreg) Assay, Sister Lubow Irena Grunt, Nephew Myron Grunt and Niece Irena Grunt all of Lviv Ukraine. He will be dearly missed by his 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife Jean, son Roman, and a grandson Werner.
Private services will be held in his honor at the graveside. Please share a memory with us.
Marsha Joyce Mayne Lawther, born November 3, 1948 in Lehi Ut. Died February 22, 2016 in Ogden, UT from a short illness.
Proceeded in death by her father Carl Jay Mayne, brother Steven B Mayne, Daughter Christina Nielsen Holwuttle. Survived by mother Helen Joyce Mayne, daughters; Dixie Nielsen, Debbie (Carl) Sumsion, Denise (Jake) Knoll, sons; Lewis (Tina) Nielsen, Jay Nielsen, brother; Garland (Kristy) Mayne, George (Kim) Mayne, sister Joylynn (Galen) McCrea-Barr, husband James M Lawther, and numerous grandsons, granddaughters, nieces, and nephews.
Baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She liked crafts and did many types for friends, family, and church functions. She was also a Denver Bronchos Nut. Loved and cherished by many, she will be missed by all.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 27, 2016 2:00 p.m. at the American Fork 6th Ward, 100 East 300 North, American Fork, UT. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
JoAn Eleda Spencer Bryan
Our wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed peacefully on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 in Humble, Texas. Her eternal companion and loving husband of 68 years, Charles Gene Bryan, was at her side. JoAn was born November 14, 1929 in Pocatello, Idaho to Howard Harris Spencer and Eleda Alberta Eastman. She was the youngest of six children. She grew up in Pocatello and graduated from Pocatello High School in 1947. She began Nurses Training in Pocatello and soon met her handsome prince, Gene. They married on November 26, 1947 and settled in American Falls, Idaho. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on June 30, 1961. Her first born, Charles Douglas Bryan was the New Year’s baby of 1949.
She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served in various callings including the Young Women, Primary and Relief Society organizations. She and Gene served two missions for the church.
Gene’s work took them to homes in Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Wyoming where JoAn always created a loving home for her family. She and Gene had spent the last 2½ years living with their daughter and son-in-law in Texas. Her husband and children were always her top priority. Her favorite scripture was 3 John 1:4, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” Her home was always welcoming to her children, grandchildren and all of their friends.
JoAn was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Frank Spencer, John Bert Spencer, Earl “Bud” Spencer, Dale Spencer and Betty Lou Stoddard. She is survived by her husband Charles Gene Bryan (Humble, TX) and her children, Charles (Sue) Bryan of Blackfoot, Idaho, Rebecca (Tony) Hemming of Humble, TX, and Bruce (Sharon) Bryan of Cheyenne, Wyoming and several nieces and nephews. JoAn and Gene were blessed with 16 grandchildren and soon to be 44 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 27th at 12:00 at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North in American Fork, UT. A viewing will be held prior from 11:00 to 11:45. Interment will be in the American Fork City Cemetery.
Christy Lee Koontz Fenton, 56, of Alpine passed away surrounded by family at home after a quick and devastating illness. Born January 30, 1960 the daughter of Kent Jay Koontz and Sharon Kay Wood, she married Michael Thomas Fenton November 28, 1987 in Long Beach, California and their marriage was later solemnized in the Mount Timpanogos LDS Temple on March 22, 2014.
Christy worked in the real estate field for 10+ years before owning and operating her own mortgage company for 20+ years and then deciding to pursue nursing. She worked for IHC for 6 years and was a diligent worker who was very achievement oriented. She loved people which made her a fabulous nurse and caregiver. She was very artistic and loved to share her talents. She was a person who always had a project in the works and it wasn’t done until it was perfect. Her family was her life and her life’s focus, she loved them all deeply.
Survivors include her husband, Mike; children: Devon Douglas; Shawna Weaver; Jennifer Douglas; Christopher (Sundee) Wilson; Amanda Fenton; Jared (LaChelle) Fenton; 12 grandchildren; her parents and a sister, Corey Reynolds. She is preceded in death by 3 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday, February 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Alpine Heritage Hills Ward, 890 Heritage Hills Drive. A viewing will be held Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson & Son's Lone Peak Chapel, 6141 West Timpanogos Hwy., Highland and Monday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. in the church prior to the services. Burial will be in the Alpine cemetery.
Floyd K Vest, 84, passed away February 11, 2016 in Lehi, Utah. Born July 28, 1931 in American Fork, Utah to Elbert Kay and Faun Davis Vest. He married Marcia Wadley March 4, 1953 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Marcia passed away April 10, 2007. He later married Loye Ann Neil on August 13, 2010 and later divorced.
Floyd also known as “Frosty” took many youth to his family farm in American Fork to teach them how to work. He was an active member of the LDS Church serving in various callings and was especially active in Scouting. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife Marcia, daughter Denise Sorensen, son Brad F. Vest and his sister Dorothy V. Taylor. He is survived by his children Kurt V. (Dawn) Vest, Kevin W. (Mitzi) Vest, Derrill K. (Claudia) Vest, brother Larry E. (Erlynn) Vest and son in law Ferril M. Sorensen. He had 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Services will be held Tuesday February 23 rd , 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Anderson and Sons Mortuary Chapel 49 E 100 N, American Fork, UT. A viewing will be held Monday February 23 rd from 6‐8 p.m. at the mortuary and from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. prior to the service.
Rosalyn Dunbar Mills, 81, of American Fork, Utah passed away at home surrounded by her family February 13, 2016. Born November 5, 1934 in St. Louis Missouri the daughter of Dwight Dunbar and Dorothy May Palmer. She married Robert Lewis Mills June 10, 1952 in South Gate, California, their marriage was later solemnized in the Los Angeles LDS Temple on October 16, 1973.
Rosalyn was an active member of the DUP and Jr. Arlitra club. She was a board member of the American Fork Symphony. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints and served in many callings in the church. She retired after 35 years at Bank of America.
Survivors include: her husband, Robert; children Dennis Mills; Jana Mills; Timothy Mills Sr.; 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held Friday February 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the American Fork Pacific Drive 2nd LDS Ward (500 West 700 North) where a viewing will be held from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will be at the Fairview, Utah Cemetery.
Eldine Bingham Stephens Olsen, 97, passed away on February 8, 2016 in Sandy, Utah. Born June 15, 1918 in Malad, Idaho to Wilford Hansen and Anna Eliza Thoresen Bingham. She married Joseph Olsen in 1988 in the Provo LDS Temple.
She loved to read and oil paint. Eldine belonged to a club called the Sew & Sews, where she loved to knit. She was an active member of the LDS church and served as a temple worker at the Mt. Timpanogos Temple.
Survived by her daughter, Jan (Donald) Spencer-Staker, 2 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 11, 2016 11:00 a.m. at Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel, 6141 West 11000 North, Highland. A viewing will be from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment at the American Fork Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
Finch Monroe Bingham
Finch Monroe Bingham passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at the Sunrise Hospice Home in Orem, Utah, surrounded by members of his family.
Finch was born on December 1, 1936 to Merril and Laura Finch Bingham in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. He was raised in Spanish Fork and grew up fishing, hunting deer on horseback, and camping with his father, uncles and brothers. After completing two years at Brigham Young University, he accepted a call to serve in the Australian Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During his mission, Finch played on the “Mormon Yankees” exhibition basketball team. He married his sweetheart, RaChel Anderson, in the Manti Temple on May 26, 1961. They lived in San Francisco while Finch finished his Accounting degree at the University of San Francisco. Together he and RaChel raised six children. Finch worked in the Accounting Department for LDS Hospital, as a systems analyst for Deseret Federal Savings & Loan, and in the Oil and Gas Department for the Utah State Tax Commission. Finch was always active in the LDS church. He accepted the callings that came to him and served with diligence and faith. After he retired, Finch served with RaChel in the Mount Timpanogos Temple and in the Virginia Richmond Mission. They spent a lifetime caring for each other.
Finch loved the Lord, his family, fishing, BYU basketball, the San Francisco Giants, jokes, his truck, and cowboy poetry. He found ways to include his children and grandchildren in some of his favorite activities. His children remember hunting, fishing, hitting golf balls at the driving range, shooting at cans in the foothills, attending BYU sporting events, camping, and skiing with him. Even his grandchildren were treated to fishing trips, fast food runs, and rides in the canyon with Grandpa Bingham. He was a gentle man with a wry sense of humor.
Finch was preceded in death by his daughter, Sara King. Among those who will cherish his memory are his wife, RaChel, and his children: LeAnne (Eric) Hansen of Overland Park, Kansas; Cynthia (Jim) Parsons of American Fork, Utah; Lauren (Allen) Gardner of Vienna, Virginia; Devin (Angela) of Tigard, Oregon; and Doug (Heidi) of Coatesville, Pennsylvania; as well as Sara’s husband, Jamie, who resides in Alpine, Utah; twenty-four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Merril “Mert” (Lynda) and John Kent (Reine), his sister, Nancy (Michael) Swenson and his foster sister Adele Tahbo (Logan) Jones.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Sunrise Hospice Home for their kind and respectful care for Finch in the last weeks of his life.
A viewing will be held Thursday, February 11, from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson and Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork. Funeral services will be held at the American Fork 23rd Ward building, 680 North 350 West, Friday, February 12, at 11 a.m., with a viewing from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Burial in the American Fork Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heartsforbinghams.org (family members in need of medical help) or in Finch’s honor to Primary Children’s Hospital (give.intermountainfoundation.org/primary-childrens-hospital).
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Thomas F. Laursen
Thomas (Tom) F. Laursen passed away February 3rd, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family at the age of 92. Tom was born May 8th, 1923 in American Fork, UT to Tarvel & Omelia (Padfield) Laursen and was the 3rd of 6 children. Tom attended Harrington Elementary and grew up spending time at his dad’s Blacksmith Shop and riding in his dad’s shiny new Buick. He spent a lot of time milking cows which in turn gave him the strongest grip up to his last days. He graduated from Am. Fork High School in 1941.
Right after graduation, Tom joined the Navy as a Radio Operator a year before WWII started. He served on a Naval vessel in the Pacific for the duration of the war. In October of 1945, he was released as a Radioman, 3rd Class. When he returned home, he was working at “Boley’s” when LaVon (Bonnie) Wilson walked in. He said he took one look at her and knew he was going to marry her. They were married on December 5th, 1947 in American Fork, UT.
In 1950, Tom was activated for The Korean War where he again served on a naval ship for a year. After he returned, he got his Draftsman Degree at Utah Trade Tech. He then worked for Utah Power & Light as a Draftsman and later, an Estimator. He retired after 30+ years.
Tom was the father to Diane, Danny, David, Steven, Cindy & Nancy. He had a great sense of humor and loved to joke and play with them. He was a hard worker and showed his kids how important it was to provide for yourself.
Tom was a member of The LDS Church and loved to serve in the temple.
He served a 12 month service mission for the church in the Welfare Services Department at the Lindon Utah Bishops' Storehouse.
He also enjoyed donating his time as a tutor at Greenwood Elementary
as well as volunteering at the American Fork Hospital. One of his best life experiences was being invited to join the November 10-12 2006 Utah WWII Veteran's Hero Flight where he visited the World War II Veteran's Monument. It was certainly an honor he deserved.
Tom loved collecting trains and guns and passed that love onto his sons and grandsons. He was known for sitting at his kitchen table with a deck of cards, playing solitaire. He taught many of his grandkids how to shuffle and the game of Poker.
Tom was the Grandpa to 18 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. All of his grandkids will treasure the time they spent picking apples at his home, his homemade breakfasts, chasing peacocks and being pushed on the swings.
Tom was well known in the community and as a lifelong resident of American Fork.
Tom’s greatest legacy was the love of his family. He was quick to forgive and gave his unconditional love. We are thankful to have his love and example in our lives and will miss him deeply.
Funeral services will be held Monday, February 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Anderson & Sons Mortuary chapel, 49 East 100 North, American Fork. A viewing will be held Sunday from 6-8 p.m. and Monday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Burial in American Fork Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
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49 East 100 North
American Fork, UT 84003
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