Karolyn Marry (Myers) Nightingale died in her home on May 16, 2016 in American Fork, Utah due to complications related to Renal Kidney Failure. She was 75.
Karolyn was born on November 13, 1940 in Milford, Utah to her parents, Heber D. Myers and Gilva A. Myers. Karolyn was the youngest of 4 siblings. She graduated from Milford High School and Married Ronald D. Blackner (Divorced/Deceased). Karolyn had 4 Children; Roger Ronald Blackner, Mark Dee Blackner, Heber James Blackner and Terry Elizabeth Robe.
Karolyn worked as a Dental Hygienists (she worked on Elvis and other Celebrities) She also worked in the Restaurant Industry and Customer Service. She was always a hard worker and often worked 2 jobs to raise her children. She was Kind and Charitable to those in need and would often take in Nieces or Nephews or her Children’s friends. Despite enduring many hardships, she always had a “Can Do” attitude, even in the face of Great trial or tribulation.
Karolyn is survived by her 4 Children and their families; 21 Grand Children, 12 Great Grand Children, her sisters, Ranae Degraw; and Shirleen Arns. She is preceded in death by her Parents, & Brother Dewayne Myers and Sister Roma Jean Williams.
A Memorial Service will be held in Karolyn Nightingale’s honor on June 3, 2016 at 1:00pm. Her ward building 240 South Center Street, American Fork, Utah 84003
Grave Side Ceremony will be held June 4, 2016 1:00pm at the Milford, Utah Cemetery
Brad Adams was born on September 18, 1960 the 6th child of JR and Marleene Adams. He passed away May 24, 2016 after a battle with cancer.
After High School Brad enlisted in the Air Force in which he served for 20 years before retiring. His Air Force career took him around the world and finished in San Antonio, Texas. After his retirement he worked in San Antonio for the Salvation Army before returning to Utah in 2006.
Brad was compassionate, wise, and always willing to help everyone. He loved gardening, admired nature, and design. Brad was always willing to help everyone with anything and share his treasures he found at the DI.
He often would hear a family member working on a project and the next thing you knew he was there with the perfect decoration, or fixture for it. He loved his nieces and nephews and enjoyed giving them a personalized gift basket for birthdays and holidays.
He is survived by and very much loved by his Mom, and siblings, Cindy Johnson, J’Lene Willes (Dell), Clay (Shaurna) Adams, Jim (Nancy) Adams, Teena (Darcy) Allan, Glen (Rachelle) Adams, Dean Adams and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, grandparents and brother-in-law, Lynn Johnson.
Brad will also be missed by many other family members, friends and neighbors whose lives he touched.
We would like to thank the many doctors and nurses who cared for Brad the last few years of his life at Huntsman Cancer Center, U of U, First Choice Home Health and Hospice. Brad enjoyed his doctors and nurses as much as he hated being sick. They were his second family.
There will be a graveside service at American Fork Cemetery, 600 North Center Street, Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 2 p.m. with a small luncheon at his home after the services.
Kay Porter Ricks, 63, passed away, May 12, 2016. He was born on February 15, 1953 to Joel Porter Ricks and Hazel Virginia Bordrero in Logan, Utah. He married his sweetheart, Lorie Jean Kendall, on June 20 1974. They were later sealed in the Provo temple on September 30, 1978. They were married for 42 years. They became the parents of three sons; Wynn (Mary), Joel (Danielle), and Tyson (Felicia). Kay always made it known that his daughters-in-law were loved as if they were his own daughters. He adored his six grandchildren and enjoyed spending as much time as he could with them.
He was raised in Benson, Utah with his ten siblings. He graduated from Sky View High School in 1972. He joined the Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He served 4 years active duty and 2 years in the Naval Reserve. He then served 8 years in the Utah National Guard.
Kay earned an associate degree in electrical automation, and later became a journeyman electrician, master electrician, and electrical contractor. He worked at Geneva Steel for nearly 20 years. Upon leaving Geneva he worked for JD Services. Kay owned several businesses throughout his life, including his own electrical contracting company. Later he moved to UTA and worked for them 6 years until his passing.
He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in a bishopric, high priest quorum leadership, and as a high councilman. One of Kay’s most enjoyable callings was to serve in the Mount Timpanogos Temple. Kay and Lorie were called to serve a stay at home mission to the cannery in Lindon. He also served with the Boy Scouts of America for 29 years.
Kay enjoyed riding motorcycles, four-wheelers, sand rails, side-by-sides, as well as camping with family and friends. He also enjoyed serving his neighbors and friends in any capacity that he could help them. His grandchildren looked forward to hearing stories of his past and rough housing with him.
Kay is survived by his wife Lorie, his children, grandchildren and 8 of his siblings: Gerald, Dallas, Michael, Timothy, Nathan, Jeddie, Jolene and Jean. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Virginia and Patricia.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. in the American Fork West Stake Center, 579 North 680 West, American Fork, Utah. A public viewing will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016 from 6:30-9:00 pm at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork and Saturday at the church from 10:-11:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Lehi City Cemetery following the funeral services.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the Kay Porter Ricks Memorial Scholarship fund, account number 3892352463, at any Wells Fargo location.
Virginia Clarice Ludlow came into the world on February 11, 1921 in Los Angeles, California. She passed on to the afterlife May 19, 2016 in American Fork, Utah. She was 95 years young! She was born to Harold Benner and Clarice Fish. She grew up near the Hollywood outdoor theaters and had a passion for drama and acting! Though she did not become a great actress, she did write and direct some plays for her church.
Her 2nd passion, writing, was mostly in the form of family Christmas exposés! She was an avid reader, and excellent dancer. She had a lawyer’s mind and a socialites’ personality. She became one of the 1st women tellers for Bank of America, with the commencement of WWII and continued this profession most of her life. She also did bookkeeping and data processing for various businesses.
She was married to Charles “Max” Ludlow, September 13, 1943 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Four children were born to them: Gregory, Gary, Deanna, and Dennis. They lived mostly in California, with periods in Alaska, New York, and Utah. Max, Greg and Gary along with her parents and a brother Loren Libbey preceded her in death. She leaves behind 14 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren.
She will be remembered most for her “unconditional” love to others, her happy personality, and her dancing feet.
Funeral services will be held Thursday May 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Pleasant Grove 12th Ward, 828 South Locust Ave, Pleasant Grove, Utah where a viewing will be held from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will be next to her husband, at East Lawn Cemetery 5757 Greenlock Lane, Sacramento, California.
Colleen Mae McKee Carter, 78 passed away May 20, 2016 in Provo, Utah. She was born July 10, 1037 in Payson, Utah to Bert Thomas McKee and Vera DeGraw McKee. She married Douglas Brent Carter September 24, 1953 in the Salt Lake Temple. Brent passed away October 25, 2015.
Colleen and Brent owned and operated Alpine Upholstery in American Fork for over 26 years. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in many church callings including Relief Society President and serving as a temple worker in the Vernal Utah Temple. She loved handiwork and crafts. Colleen loved bowling and all outdoor sports. Her family was the most important thing in her life.
She is survived by her children: Carolyn (Dan) Adams, Doug (Nita) Carter, Larena Carter, Bert (Suzi) Carter, Del (Susan) Carter, 13 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and a beloved sister, Janice Earl. She was preceded in death by her husband Brent, parents Bert and Vera, and Sister Lois Kaba.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, May 27, 2016 at 11:00 at Anderson & Sons Mortuary Chapel, 49 East 100 North, American Fork. A viewing will be held Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and Friday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Burial in Fruitland Cemetery.
Joan Nolene Redmond Kaylor, 86, passed away on May 20, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born July 26, 1929 to Lloyd Munson Redmond and Charlotte Elizabeth Chase in Santa Ana, California. She married Kenneth Kay Kaylor April 22, 1950 in Los Angeles and was later sealed in the Los Angeles temple. They were married for 54 years until Ken’s death in 2004. In 2009, she married James O. Henrie, who passed away in April, 2016.
Joan was a devoted and loving spouse, mother and grandmother. She was a positive, engaged and attentive friend to many, always willing to serve others. She was an excellent teacher, serving for many years in seminary and Relief Society. She enjoyed singing in the choir, and was a talented musician, playing both violin and cello in community orchestras.
She was dedicated to a healthy life style, and was extremely active her entire life. Recently, she was able to outdo her young grandchildren at Disneyland. She was an amazing grandmother, and was highly invested in supporting each child to reach their potential. She enjoyed museum outings, outdoor activities, and preparing wonderful, healthy meals for her family.
Joan is survived by her children: Kristin Kaylor Richardson, Wendy (David) Patton, Brian (Kim) Kaylor, Lonna Cordon, David (Rebekah) Kaylor; her cousin, Johnette Eilert; 25 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and younger brother, Lloyd Brent Redmond.
Funeral services will be held, Monday, May 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the LDS church, 650 E. 3200 N, Lehi, Utah. A closed casket visitation will be held from 10:00-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Burial will be in the Acacia Cemetery in Bothell, Washington.
Ashley Ann Prestriedge, 23, passed away May 16, 2016 in American Fork, Utah. She was born in Provo, Utah to David Allan and April Roberta Martin Prestriedge.
Ashley loved her family dearly and was especially proud of her two brothers. She showed continuous support by attending their performances in both music and MMA. Ashley would never shy away from expressing her love for others.
She is survived by her parents and two bothers: Scott (Diane) and Thomas, her Grandmother Margaret Wilson, her aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by 3 grandparents whom she spent her childhood creating many happy memories with. She will be forever loved and missed by all that knew her.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 4 p.m. in Anderson & Sons Mortuary Chapel, 49 E 100 N, American Fork.
Morris Clyde Whitlock
Morris Clyde Whitlock passed away peacefully at his home in Lehi, Utah on May 17, 2016, one week after celebrating his 99th birthday. He is now enjoying a wonderful reunion with his parents, Charles Clyde Whitlock and Herdis Christofferson Whitlock; his six siblings and their spouses; his daughter, Pamela Dee Nelson and her husband Ron, a granddaughter, and two great-grandsons.
Morris is survived by his beloved wife of 74 years, Elaine Mack Whitlock. Also, two sons, Randall M. Whitlock (Launa) and M. Brent Whitlock, along with 12 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to the end of his life. He loved the church. He loved his Savior and his Father in Heaven. He served as a Bishop, in a Stake Presidency, and for 40 years as a Stake Patriarch. He served his first mission in Denmark, but was sent to finish his mission in the Central States because of the outbreak of World War II. In later years he served with Elaine as Directors of the Visitor’s Center in Liberty Jail and also in the Provo, Utah Mission. He and Elaine served for over twenty years at the church owned camp Mutual Dell in American Fork Canyon. His life was truly spent in serving others.
Morris was born in Mayfield, Utah on May 10, 1917. After his first mission he served in Japan at the close of World War II. He married Elaine on September 5, 1941. They moved to San Bernardino where he worked for 15 years for the Bank of America. Morris then went to work for the church as the Welfare Coordinator for the Southern California Region. In 1963, he began work on a citrus project for the welfare program of the church. He managed that 1460 acre ranch with 96,000 orange trees until his retirement in 1980.
Funerals services will be held on Saturday, May 21 at 11 a.m. in the Jordan Willows Stake Center at 2161 West 300 South in Lehi. A Viewing will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork and on Saturday at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, Morris has requested that donations be made to the LDS Church Humanitarian Fund, The Missionary Fund, or the Perpetual Education Fund. Please share memory at andersonmortuary.com.
Geraldine (Geri) Casey Strong, age 84, passed peacefully through the veil after fulfilling a life of service to her family, others, and to the organizations she cared about on May 12, 2016 incident to age. She was born 22 August 1931 at the Crane Maternity Home on South University Ave., Provo, Utah to Patrick Glenn Casey and Mildred Allred Casey. They were later divorced. Geri and her sister, Pat, were raised in Tooele, UT by their mother and step-father, John Raymond Mercer with his sons Wayne and Burnell. The family was completed by the arrival of a brother, David John Mercer.
She was educated in Tooele schools, participated in various activities including music, dramatics and Pep Club; graduating with the Tooele High School class of 1949. She attended Brigham Young University for one year, serving at the same time as caregiver for her Grandfather Allred.
She married Dallas C. Strong, American Fork, UT on 13 October 1950 in Tooele. They were sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple in September 1951. They became the parents of four children: Dalene, Ray, Paul and Kathleen. The newlyweds made their first home in Provo for 5 years, later moving to American Fork where they made they home in Yale Circle; residing in the same house for 54 years. They moved to the Belle Monet Condos in Pleasant Grove in 2006 where they have since resided.
Geri retired from Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, having served for 12 years as a unit secretary. Since that time, she has served many years in a number of capacities as a volunteer at the American Fork Hospital.
She was a caring, nurturing mother, encouraging her children to participate in school, church and community activities and was very proud of their adult accomplishments. Family gatherings were enhanced by Geri’s talents as a “World Class” candy maker and baker. Friends, family and neighbors were often cheered by her generous gifts of homemade candy and baked goods.
She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in MIA, Primary and other auxiliaries. Her favorite calling was a seven year mission as Member Locator at Mission Headquarters in the Alpine Tabernacle. She was a lifetime learner, having been enrolled in institute classes and Education Week from the time she was a student at BYU, until her death.
Geri was blessed with a great capacity for making and maintaining friendships. She attended regular luncheon meetings with the “lunch bunch” from her graduating class. She also enjoyed the company of her children, grandchildren, her neighbors and longtime friends. She had a beautiful singing voice and began performing with quartets and groups in grade school. She was a member of the American Fork Civic Chorus, ward and stake choirs as an adult, once performing in the Tabernacle at Temple Square.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Patricia (Pat) Casey Thompson and brothers Wayne Mercer and Burnell Mercer. She is survived by her husband, Dallas, Pleasant Grove; her children: Dalene (John) Scott, Dallas Ray (Debbie) Strong, Paul J (Shauna) Strong, Kathleen (Steve) Judd, brother, David John Mercer of Lincoln, NE; 20 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren; all of whom will miss her greatly.
Memorial service and a celebration of Geri’s life will be held Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the Grove 2nd Ward, 2433 West 450 South, Pleasant Grove, Utah. Friends may meet with the family at a viewing Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork and on Thursday at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will be in the Alpine City Cemetery under the direction of Anderson & Sons Mortuary.
Marsha Neil returned back to her father in heaven May 11, 2016. She was born May 8, 1949 to James Alma Neil & Evelyn Terry in Provo Utah. She is the oldest of eight children, she went to American Fork High school and later got an Associate’s Degree.
She worked at the Utah State Developmental Center for 28 years as a caregiver & a supervisor where she loved the clients she worked with and they loved her.
Marsha enjoyed crafting, creating projects with her hands. She loved the outdoors, having picnics with family and friends she was always fascinated by sunsets. However, her most important thing in life was her family and she cherished the time she had with them.
Marsha is survived by her daughter Jaylene (Allen) Kelson, seven brothers & Sisters Marsha Dean Taylor, James Buddy (Gayleene) Neil, Julia Neil, Dennis Neil, Arlene (Chad) Oldham, Sheldon (Jody) Neil, Terry (Debbie) Neil, Darren (Sandy) Neil, 4 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter Tamara Warburton, A sister Cora Ann Isabell, and her parents James Alma Neil and Evelyn Terry Neil.
Funeral services will be held Monday, May 16, 2016 at 11:00 am in the American Fork 23rd Ward, 350 West 680 North. A viewing will be held Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork and Monday at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Burial in American Fork Cemetery.
The family would like to thank all of our family and friends for the love and kindness you gave to our mother, grandmother and sister.
We wish to thank all of the staff at the Heritage Care Center that took care of Marsha and to the doctors who helped take care of her over the past years. Also, thank you to the Bristol Hospice team for helping her through the last few months. Until we meet again you will be missed love you.
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