Jon “Wes” Wesley Buckner 2001-2015
Wes Buckner, age 14, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Highland, Utah. He was born January 23, 2001 in American Fork, UT to Kevin and Mary Buckner. He attended Hobble Creek Elementary, Highland Elementary, and was most recently a student at Mountain Ridge Junior High.
Wes will be most remembered for being a brilliant pianist and composer. He had a quick wit and kept those around him laughing. He also loved being outdoors; rock climbing, skiing, sailing, and trap shooting. He will be greatly missed by all those that knew him.
He is survived by his parents, siblings Kristen Buckner, Jacob (Makaela) Buckner, Jessica (Tanner) Edwards, niece Eloise, grandfather Robert Hanson, and many Aunts, Uncles, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 4, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in the Highland Central Stake Center, 5853 West 10400 North Highland, Utah. A viewing will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Lone Peak, 6141 West 11000 North, Highland, UT and Saturday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com or wes.buckner.muchloved.com
Karen Ann Long Roberts, age 72, passed away March 29, 2015 peacefully at her home surrounded by her family after a valiant battle with cancer, in American Fork. Born July 9, 1942 in Palmyra, Utah to Donald Wayne and Ruth Ann Stewart Long. She married her sweetheart Kent Stanley Roberts March 28, 1962 in the Manti LDS Temple.
Karen was a faithful servant of the Lord, served in many church callings and she took great joy as a temple worker for 15 years in the Mount Timpanogos Temple. She loved to learn of and discuss the scriptures and loved her Savior. She opened her home to many others over the years and showed love to all. She was very giving and was always thinking of others. She was very adventurous and enjoyed traveling. She supported her husband's dream to become a commercial fisherman in Alaska and she spent many summers in Alaska with her family. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother who always put the needs of her family and friends before her own.
She is survived by her husband, Kent, her 4 daughters and 2 sons: Dana (Dan) Frandsen, Lesa (Rusty) Hall, Jena (Jason) Wood, Tara (Lynn) Ethington, Michael (Barbara) Allison, Brad (Rebecca) Roberts, 30 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, sister Cathy (Kent) Lowe, sister, Susan Garfield, brother Dee (Diana) Long. Preceded in death by a brother Dennis Long.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Harbor 3rd Ward, 600 South 100 West, American Fork. A viewing will be held Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork and Thursday at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Burial in American Fork Cemetery.
Fred Thornton Wright (1924–2015) completed his life of work and service March 26, 2015. Born and raised in American Fork, Utah, the son of Fredrick Earl Wright and Mary Ann Thornton. Fred attended BYU, UCLA and UW. He served in the Army Air Corps in the U.S. and European theaters during WWII, in flight operations as a weather officer and air traffic control officer. Fred returned to Utah in 1951 and was employed as an analyst by US Geneva Steel.
He was involved in politics on the American Fork Planning Commission, the American Fork Hospital Board, as State Republican Chairman and a National Committee Member.
Fred served as an LDS Bishop, Stake High Councilman, and as a missionary in the Philippines with his sweetheart, Doris. His hobbies included: classical music, amateur radio (W7TEE), astronomy and gardening.
He is survived by his 7 children: Cathy (Steve) Cochran; Connie Staley; Lewis (Lynne); Wayne (Marianne); Elizabeth; Margaret Vail (Matt Cooper); Ruth (Jared) Kissell. Fred and Doris were married for 63 years and have 29 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
A gentle giant of a man who will be greatly missed.
The funeral will be held Friday, April 3 at 2:00 pm in the American Fork Central Stake Center, 320 North 100 East, American Fork. Viewings will be held at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork, Thursday, April 2, 6:00-8:00 pm; and on Friday, April 3, 12:45-1:45 pm, also at American Fork Central Stake Center.
Ruth Van Leuven Farmer 1923-2015
Ruth Van Leuven Farmer, age 91, passed away on March 25, 2015 in Highland, Utah. She was born on May 16, 1923 in Grover, Wyoming to Calvin and Ellen Van Leuven. She married Walton Roper Farmer on November 22, 1949 in the Salt Lake Temple.
Following her graduation from Baker High School in Oregon she attended BYU. She served a mission in the Eastern States Mission where she met her husband. They both served a mission together in Australia. Ruth was a faithful member of the LDS church and served in many callings. She worked at Queststar for many years in the service department and made special friends. She enjoyed her associations in literary club, square dancing club and daughters of the Utah pioneers. Ruth enjoyed crocheting, reading, and gardening and loved springtime. Her greatest joy was her family, and she was her family’s greatest joy. She will be treasured forever in our hearts.
Ruth is survived by her children: Dale (Christy) Farmer, Scott (Susan) Farmer, Jo Ellen (Jeff) Shorter, Paul (Michelle) Farmer, Richard (Susan) Farmer, Lisa (Kelly) Savage, 28 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and a son-in-law James Duffin. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, a daughter Linda Duffin, two sisters and five brothers.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the American Fork North Stake Center, 975 North 60 East, American Fork. A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday night at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork and Friday from 8:45-9:45 a.m. prior to services at the church. Interment at American Fork.
Patricia Diane Wright 1942-2015
American Fork, Utah
Pat who was born in Kiverton Park, England passed away March 26, 2015.
She was preceded in death by her husband Al and survived by her brother Kenneth and step-daughter Dorne.
Pat and her husband moved to American Fork in 1983 where they established and built up Regency Royale Carpets. They made many wonderful friends and she will be sadly missed.
Memorial service will be held at Anderson & Sons Mortuary. Time and date will be disclosed later.
Margie Rosella Smith, “Rose”, 79, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, aunt and sister returned to her heavenly home on March 24, 2015. Rose was welcomed to her heavenly homecoming by many family members including her sister Donna and daughters Patty, Diane and Honeybee.
Rose was born July 13, 1935 in Richfield, UT. She lived in California for a short time before settling in American Fork, UT. Here, she served her community for 25 years at the American Fork Hospital as Head Chef. Her hobbies included listening to country music, gambling, and crocheting for her grandkids. She will be greatly missed.
Rose is survived by daughters, Kathy Pace and Debbie Parker; sons, Wes (Mindy) Smith and Harrison (Emiko) Smith and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Please use the entrance on 150 North (due to road construction). Please share a memory on andersonmortuary.com.
Douglas Edwin Johnson of American Fork passed away peacefully at his home on March 16, 2015. He had just celebrated his 89th birthday. He was born in Union, Utah on March 5, 1926, to Henry Edwin and Almira Beckstead Johnson. He was the youngest of eight children and the only son.
Doug spent his early years in Sandy. He graduated from Jordan High School in 1944. He volunteered for the Army Air Corp. When the war was over Doug returned to Utah and attended the University of Utah. He was active in the ROTC program and was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in 1950.
He received his bachelor’s degree with a composite major in history, economics, and sociology in June of 1951. While attending the U of U he met and fell in love with a beautiful young coed, Ruth Monson. They were married on August 25, 1949 in the Salt Lake Temple. After graduation, Doug was stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma for 3 years. In 1954 Doug and Ruth returned to Utah. Doug enrolled at BYU to begin his Master’s degree.
He taught history at Spanish Fork High School and history for one year at BY High Academy as a graduate assistant. He then taught American History, Utah History, Geography, and English at American Fork Junior High until his retirement in 1991. Doug continued his military affiliation with the Army Reserve and retired as a Major.
In Doug’s 43 years of involvement with Barbershop Quartet singing and the Utah Valley Skyline Chorus, he blessed the lives of many through his music. He has always been hard working and industrious. He ran for Utah State Senate in the 1970's. He served as an ordinance worker at the Mt. Timpanogos temple for eight years.
Doug is survived by his beloved wife Ruth and his children Karen (Mark) Tuttle, Lynette (Les) Lovell, David (Karen) Johnson, Boyd (Jina) Johnson, Mark (Evie) Johnson, Gordon (Shauna) Johnson, and Greg (Jana) Johnson. He also has 26 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held Friday, March 20, 2015 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Mortuary (49 East 100 North, American Fork) and at 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the American Fork 14th ward building (1100 East 400 North ). Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. following the viewing. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Naomi Lida Patterson Johnson
“Devoted Wife, Mother and Grandmother”
Naomi Lida Patterson Johnson, 86, passed away March 15, 2015 in Provo, Utah. Born October 11, 1928 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Robert Thomas and Eudora Tuttle Patterson. Naomi married Joseph Bent Johnson November 17, 1948 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Joseph Bent passed away December 31, 2002.
Naomi was a very sick baby not expected to live. She had the rickets so they carried her around on a pillow, as she was so fragile. She fully recovered and became a very strong tomboy who helped her sister care for their big family farm in Alpine, Utah during World War II. She could outrun any boy. One day her younger brothers' friends were amazed as they watched her pick up two 50-pound sacks of flour, throw them over her shoulders and leap over a fence like a deer. After high school graduation, she moved to Salt Lake City with her older sisters where she worked as a secretary and several years later met Joseph Bent. Naomi and her sister Leone married brothers Joseph and George on the same day. Naomi lived her life for her family and for the Lord. She was a great example of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She spent her life raising her children, serving in the LDS church, working as an LDS temple worker and doing genealogy. In 2014, she completed a Life History book of her parents. Her sister Jewel and Naomi’s daughters worked for years with her getting this priceless 570 page hardbound book published for her family.
Naomi is survived by her children: Susan J Madsen (Richard), Joseph T Johnson (Ranee), Naomi J Stewart, Benjamin P Johnson (Vickie), Paul R Johnson (Sarah), 17 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, Siblings: Maurice Patterson, Edward Patterson and Letitia Marshall. Preceded in death by her husband, her parents, seven siblings, and son David L Johnson.
Funeral services will be Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in American Fork North Stake LDS chapel, 975 North 60 East, American Fork. There will be two viewings. One will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson & Sons American Fork Chapel, 49 East 100 North, American Fork. (Must enter from 150 North due to road construction). The second will be at the American Fork North Stake LDS Chapel before the funeral services. Burial in Alpine City Cemetery, Alpine, Utah. Please share a message at andersonmortuary.com.
Elaine Herman Peters 78, passed away peacefully Tuesday March 11th 2015. She was born August 30th 1936 to Eugene O. and Edith Isom Herman. She grew up in Provo, Utah where she graduated from Provo High School in 1954. She worked at Mountain Bell as a telephone operator. She met and married Paul Richard Peters on November 1st 1955. They moved to American Fork, Utah
She had many talents: she enjoyed gardening, refinishing furniture, hand needlework and was an excellent seamstress. She enjoyed making pillows and giving them away or sometimes selling them.
She was also a member of the Firemen's Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member when they hosted the first Fireman's Breakfast.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, she held various positions in the Primary and Young Women Organizations.
She is survived by her 4 children: Kathy (Dan) Loveland, Paul G. Peters, Shaun C. Peters and Step-Son Gary R. (Jeanette) Herbert. 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren. One brother Ron (Lenise) Herman and One sister Corinne Pugh.
She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, 2 sisters and 1 brother: Helen Brown, Merlene Batty and Eugene Herman.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on March 17, 2015 at Anderson and Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork, Utah. There will be a viewing from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services.
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