Edward James Marvin Evensen, age 82, passed away June 29, 2014 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Born June 4, 1932 in Cedar City, Utah to Fredrick and Ellen Barnett Evensen. Married Norma Rae Bracken June 12, 1953 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Edward was an active member of the LDS church. He retired as a manager of Allen's Food Town in American Fork. He also worked for Covenant Communications.
He is survived by his wife, Norma, his children: Carol Ann (Randy) Hardman, Pamela Kay Moe, Debra Lynn Evensen, Terri Lee (Steven) Bendixsen, Lloyd Edward (Marie) Evensen, Sally Marie Evensen, Fred A (Lar) Evensen, 18 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, siblings: Ruth Broadbent, Melvin Evensen.
Preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Dawna, 2 sons-in-law, George and Leon, 2 sisters and a brother.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the American Fork 5th Ward, 381 South 300 East. Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork and Wednesday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Interment will be at 1:30 p.m. in the Tooele Cemetery, 90 North Main Street.
Carol Lynn Sutton Jensen, beloved by family, cherished by friends, Carol died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on June 28, 2014. She was born October 18, 1932 in Clear Creek, Utah the daughter of Henry William and Geneva Romania Graham Sutton.
She was an active member of the LDS Church, and enjoyed her callings in the Primary, Young Women's, and Relief Society. She found her greatest joy in serving others.
She married Jack L. Jensen on June 11, 1954 in the Manti LDS Temple. They have six wonderful children: David (Anna) Jensen, Allan Jensen, Steven (Ricarda) Jensen, Jeff Jensen, Diann (Kirk) Conder, Lori (Jason) Lee. She is also survived by her 12 amazing grandchildren, and five great grand children. She considered her family her greatest blessing.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings: Harry, Phyllis, Paul, Shirley, and Richard.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday July 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the American Fork 26th Ward, 970 North 60 East. Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, Am. Fork and Wednesday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Burial in the American Fork Cemetery.
Everett L. Morse 1933-2014
Everett L. Morse graduated from this life on Thursday, June 26, 2014 in his sleep at his home. He was born February 13, 1933 in Elko Nevada to Howard Morse and Lillie Hankins as one of the three children. He had a wonderful life living on a ranch, attending a one-room school house and later graduating in 1955 from Elko High School. He continued working as a ranch hand in summers and attending Utah State where he graduated with a BS in 1956.
He married Laura Hiatt April 2, 1955 and is survived by his wife and son Barry Morse and wife Meg, son Lucky Morse and wife Tammy, and daughter Sandy Morse Allred, and daughter-in-law Gail Morse, and 14 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Althea Bowen and Herleen Peterson, and son Wayne Morse.
Everett worked in Dugway, Utah as an ecologist where he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on June 2, 1962 and sealed in the Manti Temple on January 12, 1963 to his family. In 1973 Everett was employed by United States Postal Service as a mail carrier and retired July 1995. Since retirement he worked at Target for several years. Served a mission to BYU Family History Center. Served as a consultant in family history centers and served in his ward as financial clerk.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the American Fork First Ward Chapel, 381 South 300 East. There will be a viewing Monday, June 30th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the American Fork First Ward building and on July 1st from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to services.
Brian Joseph Keith Branagan, age 46 passed away June 20, 2014 in Provo, Utah. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, June 25, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Provo City Cemetery.
Beverly Jean Graff Brooks
January 31, 1928 - June 12, 2014 Passed away peacefully at her home. Married Charles R (Bob) Brooks on February 27, 1946 And later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on February 17, 1956. She is survived by her five children LaMar (Sally) Brooks of Filer, Idaho, Randy (Coni) Brooks of Mona, Utah, Ginger (David) Pickering of Arlington, Texas, Bobbie Brooks of Stillwater, Oklahoma and Les Brooks of Alpine, Utah, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
In May of 1968, at the age of 40, she graduated cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University. She was a member of Phi Kappa Phi.
Beverly's life was exemplified as a school teacher. She taught with desire and love. She established her rule that no child was left behind. Her creative insight for teaching not only brought awareness to her colleagues but parents as well. Parents requested their children to be in her class which resulted in filled and an overflowing classroom. She had clout and the ability to get what she needed for her students in order to teach them properly. She taught with creative insight, fun and rules and love. Her students embarked on lessons in mask making, stained glass, puppets, ornaments and many other projects, never to be duplicated by her next class.
After teaching her youngest son, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends children, she hung up her degree, 33 years of pure enjoyment and laughs. She travelled with her husband, children and friends. She baked fabulous cookies, cakes, pies and made candies, which she joyously shared with her family, friends, neighbors and anyone who stopped at her door.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lehi North Stake 30th Ward, 3180 North 300 West. There will be a viewing Friday, June 20th from 6-8 at Anderson's Mortuary,49 East 100 North, American Fork, and at the church on June 21st from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the services.
Earl Danny Hines, age 57, passed away June 12, 2014 in American Fork. Born September 22, 1956 to Luther W and Caroh Carolyn Prince Hines in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He married Ginger Lyn Rohbock March 12, 1983 in Orem, Utah. Later sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Earl worked for Fox Hollow Golf Course and loved to golf. He was a friend to everyone and loved his family dearly.
He is survived by his wife, Ginger, children: Catrina Aiyana Leyba, and James Arwell Duram; 2 grandchildren; his siblings: Kathy, Nianna, Angel, Georgia, Lorie, Beth, Marie, Glenda, and Kareen . He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the American Fork 25th Ward, 455 East 300 North. Friends may call from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Burial in American Fork Cemetery under the direction of Anderson & Sons Mortuary. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
Edward Evan Watkins, Jr., at the age of 57, passed away June 12, 2014 with his family by his side from complications of multiple sclerosis in American Fork, Utah. Born September 30, 1956 in Warren, Ohio to Edward Evan Watkins, Sr and Norma Ann Hoffman Watkins.
Edward is survived by his children: Rhianne (Michael) Dunn, Kaela Watkins, Hunter Watkins, and Alexander Watkins; 4 grandchildren, his mother Norma, siblings: Mary Jo Lepo, Robert Watkins, Ann Watkins, and Patricia Bailey. Edward was preceded in death by his father.Edward will be forever remembered by his friends and family.
Graveside services will be held Monday, June 16, 2014 at 10 am in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, 500 North Main under the direction of Anderson & Sons Mortuary. The family requests in lieu of flowers please make all donations to the MS foundation in his name.
HELEN LUCILLE OLSEN BECK
1925 – 2014
After living a life of selfless service and Christ-like example, Helen Lucille Olsen Beck passed away peacefully on June 10, 2014, at her home in Alpine, Utah.
Helen was born in American Fork, Utah, September 12, 1925, the daughter of Joseph and Pearl Olsen. As a child, she quickly learned the values of work and service that continued throughout her life. As a senior at Pleasant Grove High School, she worked as the school secretary until being called to the New England States Mission in 1946. After her mission, Helen was asked by her mission president to return and help in the mission home for an additional year where she developed her passion and skills for cooking. She attended Brigham Young University and was employed by the Alpine School District where she worked for many years.
In 1952, Helen married Keith Beck in the Salt Lake Temple and established their home in Alpine. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served in Primary, Relief Society, as a temple worker and as a scribe for many stake patriarchs including her husband Keith. She was always willing to help and assist others in any way. Helen loved to be surrounded by her family and friends. She was welcoming and generous with her time and talents. She was a good friend and nurtured friendships that lasted throughout her life. Helen’s enduring legacy is one of service, faithfulness and a life-long dedication to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Helen is survived by her children, Jay L. (Martha) Beck, JaNae (Bruce) Parker and Mary Jo (Kevin) Matthews, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Helen is preceded in death by her husband Keith, her brothers and sisters, and grandson Mark. Helen loved her family and they will always love her and keep her close in their hearts.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. at the Mountainville Chapel, 165 North 100 East, Alpine, Utah. A viewing will precede the funeral services between 9:45 and 10:45 A.M. In addition, there will be a viewing Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Funeral Chapel, 6141 West 11000 North (SR-92), Highland, Utah. Interment will be in the Alpine City Cemetery, 320 Grove Drive, Alpine. The family thanks Hospice for Utah for their loving care.
Anita Louise Christiansen
1939 ~ 2014
Our sweet, angelic mother Anita Louise Christiansen, 74, of Highland Utah, passed away June 2nd during her favorite past time: hiking with her best friend--her husband of 55 years, Richard Christiansen.
She was born July 10, 1939 in Andalusia Alabama to Mollie and William C Stuckey.
She met Richard in 10th grade math class in 1955. Richard fell in love the moment he laid eyes on her, and after Richard made his interest known, Anita insisted they couldn't date unless their homework was completed.
This was the first of many ways she gently guided Richard to reach his full potential. They graduated High School as members of the National Honors Society, were voted as the "Most Studious Couple", and Anita was Valedictorian. So the "no dates until after homework is done" rule really paid off, because Richard REALLY wanted to date her.
In 1959, they married.
Anita graduated Nursing School and become a Registered Nurse (especially for her 9 rambunctious children), while motivating and inspiring her husband to get his Masters and PHD and become the world's greatest professor of Electrical Engineering at BYU.
She lived most of her adult life in Highland, Utah, as a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Anita was preceded in death by her parents, and her two grandsons Jethro Christiansen and Samwise Grover.
She is survived by her husband Richard Christiansen, her sisters Sybil Levan and Joyce Scales of Tyrone Georgia, her 9 children and their spouses: Mark Christiansen (Jann), Jeff Christiansen (Lisa), Laura Dayley (Kurtis), Shannon Grover (Alex), Pamela Anderson (Trever), Michael Christiansen (Angela), Craig Christiansen (Ange), Heidi Lee (Jeremy), and Leah Vincent (Michael). She is also survived by 28 grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren--whom she delightfully spoiled every chance she got.
Heaven is now filled with the pleasant aroma of freshly baked oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, and the comforting sounds of a rocking chair and lullabies as she rocks her not-yet-born grand-babies to sleep.
We miss you Mother Dear. And will love you always.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Highland South Stake Center on the corner of 9600 North 6800 West. Friends are welcome to visit the family on Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary Lone Peak Chapel, 6141 West 11000 North (SR-92), Highland and Monday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the church, prior to the services. Burial in the Highland Cemetery.
Claude Ray Thomas
1932 ~ 2014
Claude Ray Thomas, MD, of Highland, Utah passed away on June 2, 2014 in Provo, Utah, due to complications from an extended illness. He was born on March 15, 1932 in Malad, Idaho to Claude J. and Bernice Almond Thomas. He was raised in Malad as well as southern Wyoming. He graduated from Reliance High School and continued his studies at BYU where he graduated in 1953. Claude married Bonnie Ann Davis on February 1, 1954 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. After serving in the Air Force during the Korean War, he attended the University of Utah School of Medicine where he fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming a doctor when he graduated as president of his class in 1961. He practiced medicine in Gridley,California until 1973 when he moved his family to American Fork, Utah. He would go on to practice over the next 13 years in Lehi, Fillmore and Richfield, Utah, as well as Roswell, Georgia. In 1993, Claude retired from the profession he loved so much but, in the eyes of all who knew him, never stopped being Dr. Thomas.
Claude and Bonnie enjoyed every place they lived and made wonderful friendships along the way. In 1998 they returned to Salt Lake City and resided in the SLC 18th Ward, where Claude served faithfully in the Bishopric, High Council, and other various callings. He was a valiant member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was an example to all who knew him.
Our father was a man of compassion who always had a listening ear and kind word of support and encouragement for all. He was dedicated to his profession, his family and most of all to his sweetheart of over 60 years, Bonnie. We love him so much and will miss him terribly but we find comfort in knowing that families truly are forever.
Claude is survived by his wife, Bonnie; six children and their spouses: Debora and Don Brown (Newnan, GA), Richard and Melinda (Robertson) Thomas (Phoenix, AZ), Nancy and Dale Murphy, (Alpine, UT), Dr. Randal and Jodee (Monk) Thomas (Rochester, MN), Robert and Trina (Poulson) Thomas (Alpharetta, GA), Sally and Mitch Jensen (American Fork, UT); 33 grandchildren and 21 great- grandchildren (2 more on the way) and his sister Louise Lund of South Jordan. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Margaret, brother Bruce, and great-granddaughter Penny K. Thomas, all of whom were waiting for him on the other side.
Viewings for family and friends will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014 from 6-8 pm at Anderson and Sons Mortuary Lone Peak, 6141West 11000 North, Highland, Utah and Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Fort Canyon LDS Chapel, 890 Heritage Hills Drive, Alpine, Utah, from 9:30 to 10:45. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 am followed by graveside services at the Highland City Cemetery.
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