Dale Preston Nash, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away June 21, 2016, at his home in Scenic, Arizona. He was born March 26, 1929 to James Preston and Madolyn Jensen Nash. He grew up in American Fork where he met and married his sweetheart Phyllis Lavon Cleghorn on November 10, 1949. Dale served his country during the Korean War, with the 223rd infantry regiment, 40th infantry division of the United States Army.
Dale was an outdoor man—he loved to fish, hunt, and boat. He worked at Dugway Proving Grounds, Geneva Steel, and then started Nash Construction with his father, Preston. He loved working with his hands and was always in the middle of a project.
Everywhere Dale went, he touched people’s hearts and influenced their lives for the better. He was a loving and gentle person, and his most important work was his family. He made everybody feel like they were his favorite (and they all were). He is survived by his children: Richard (Sandra) Nash; Miriam (Richard) Tomlinson; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and his sister Mazie Nielsen. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of sixty years, and a great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 1, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in the Anderson & Sons Mortuary Chapel, 49 East 100 North, American Fork, Utah. A viewing will be held Friday from 11:45 to 12:45 p.m., prior to the services. Internment will be in the American Fork Cemetery. Please share a memory below.
Russell Kenneth Elswick, 72, passed away June 23, 2016 in Provo, Utah. Born April 2, 1944 in Ventura, California to David Franklin Elswick and Alma Claudia Oliver. He married Carolin June Holmes on May 17, 1969 and was sealed in the Los Angeles LDS Temple.
Russell was a devoted husband and father who loved his family. He was a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a young man and remained faithful and active all his life. Russell loved missionary work and speaking to people about the gospel of Jesus Christ. He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and was deeply patriotic, having a great love for his country. Russell had a great sense of humor and loved to serve other people. He was a guitar player and a singer/songwriter and always had a great love for music, which he instilled in his children. Throughout his life he had a deep love for and reliance on his Savior Jesus Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Carolin, his children: Russell (Amanda) Elswick, Justin Elswick, Aaron (Marlo) Elswick, Shannon (Branden) Walton, Crystal (Jordan) Mateer, 13 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and a brother, Steven Elswick. He was preceded in death by his parents and step father, William Davis.
A memorial service will be held Friday, July 1, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.in the Springcreek 15th Ward Building (LDS Chapel) located at 760 North 400 East, Springville, Utah. Burial will be in the Veterans Memorial Park in Bluffdale, Utah. Please share a memory below.
LaRue Hemsley Weaver
LaRue Hemsley Weaver died peacefully in her sleep on June 20, 2016 in Provo, Utah at the age of 89.
LaRue was born July 13, 1926 in Plano Idaho, daughter of Joseph Henry Hemsley and Lottie Hannah Davies, older sister of Max and Kent Hemsley. She graduated from the REAL Idaho Falls High School, class of 1944, and from Brigham Young University in 1967.
in 1948, LaRue married DL Wright Weaver. They are the parents of Alan Weaver (Renee), Laura Hinsdale (Alan), Lenore Davis (Lynn), and Glen Weaver (Heidi). David and Cynthia Hemsley, her nephew and niece, also lived with them for an extended time. She was grandmother of 22 and great-grandmother of 20.
LaRue taught first grade in Pocatello, Idaho and in Bellevue, Washington. When she retired after 26 years of teaching, she tutored as a volunteer at Eastern Idaho Technical College in Idaho Falls.
LaRue loved music. She performed on radio and television with her sextet, the Belle Cantos, and sang in an award-winning Sweet Adeline chorus. She served in many church callings, especially those involving children, music, or drama.She was beloved by family, friends, and all who knew her. We miss her dearly.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, June 26, at 11:00 am, and a funeral service at 12:00 noon in the Edgewood Chapel, 3469 North 180 East, in Provo, Utah.
A second viewing will be held in Idaho Falls, Idaho, at the Woods Mortuary on Sunday, June 26, from 7:00-9:00 pm. A graveside service will be held on Monday, June 27, at 10:00 am at the Fielding Memorial Cemetery.
Betty Jean Reid was born on April 19, 1924 in a Taft, California maternity hospital on her paternal grandfather’s birthday. Her simple, small home on oil lease land in Fellows, California, had no glass in the windows, just roll-down window covers. Her Dad, Vallie Roan Reid of Missouri, worked on the oil rigs. Vallie eloped with Betty’s mother, Lucinda Maria Pendleton, who was raised in the area now known as Capitol Reef Monument.
Described as a “timid child” by her mother, Betty would shut her eyes when visiting the few relatives she had. She loved her Patsy Ann and Shirley Temple dolls, and spent lots of time on her swing set and playing with her cat. Most of her growing up years were spent in Ventura, California. She was the youngest in her class as she was “double promoted” in her early schooling. Her father passed away when she was 15 years old. At that point, she was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
As a Drill Team Leader in high school, she marched at athletic events and in city parades. After high school she worked at the Bank of America as a secretary, then teller until she was 21. After her father’s death when Betty was 15, her mother remarried and Betty lived next door to them in an apartment shared with her step father’s mother. During World War II, she was a member of the Girl’s Service Organization (G.S.O.) in Ventura. That involved serving as a hostess in recreation facilities for the servicemen and also served at a small beachside canteen for the servicemen. She experienced the shortage of butter, no nylons, and long lines, but managed quite well overall. At 18, she served as the ward MIA President, as most of the young men were away at war.
At 21, Betty went to BYU just as the G.I.’s were coming home from World War II. Most of Betty’s friends at BYU were boys. They asked her to try out for BYU Snow Queen. Her four years studying to be a social worker at college were filled with many treasured experiences and happy memories.
One semester shy of a college degree, Betty ended her formal education after her Salt Lake LDS Temple marriage to Louis Eugene Harvey on January 30, 1950. Only their parents were present at their marriage. They moved into their first home in American Fork, Utah. There Kristie, Karen, and Ronald were born and an exciting black and white TV moved in with the family as did a party-line telephone. Five years later, they moved into their new home on Center Street, where Tamara and Lisa joined the family The family home was right across the street from the American Fork Junior High playing field, which was good for the dog and the kids. They spent 36 happy years there with raspberry bushes and a nectarine tree. Later on, a vacation home was built for them in Washington, Utah, providing a getaway destination for Gene and Betty and their growing family. The Harvey dream home was built in 1996 in the Hidden Oaks area of Highland, Utah. They loved the whole garden-like area and the neighbors who included dear family members and wonderful friends. There, 21 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren were welcomed and warmed with love and given her undivided attention. She wrote books about her grandchildren’s adventures. She has found much satisfaction in her marriage and family, and pride in her missionary grandsons. Betty’s best friends are her children who helped her take her weekly donations to the Utah Food Bank and act as hair dressers or laughing partners.
Homemaking and shopping were Betty’s favorite things to do. Finding a great bargain meant a successful foray. She also involved herself in continuous service in the community, schools, and LDS Church organizations. Civically, she was the American Fork City Recreation Director, American Fork Hospital Gift Shop Buyer and Snack Bar Manager, PTA President. Being a 4-H leader for 11 years allowed her to organize many community service projects for her group of girls to participate in. From painting curbs and fire hydrants to teaching bicycle safety in elementary schools, the next generation was taught to be caring and involved
In the LDS Church, Betty was a Boy Scout Den Leader, Junior Sunday School Coordinator, MIA Counselor, the Alpine Stake Relief Society President for seven years, Name Extraction Coordinator, Temple Ordinance Worker six years, part-time Service Missionary in the Employment Center, and was a long time Visiting Teacher. She had a great interest in genealogy and temple work.
Betty’s beloved Gene passed away on 11-12-13. She remained in her home for another year and has spent almost a year and a half in a lovely memory care center. Her children managed to visit every day until her death on June 22, 2016. She passed away peacefully in her sleep, with no lingering illnesses.
A devoted daughter, Betty faithfully wrote her mother letters every week of her life. Her children watched her progress from handwritten letters to the click and clang of a manual typewriter which was replaced by an efficient electric typewriter and finally a computer, which remained a mystery to her. The annual travel on summer vacation with the children to Disneyland California improved with years. Originally driving through the hot deserts of Nevada at night to manage the heat, the Harvey station wagon progressed to a rented, externally attached air conditioning unit hung on the window, and finally to built in air conditioners. Clothes and sheets that were hung on the line to dry then sprinkled and ironed evolved into permanent pressed fabrics. The washer/wringer kept in the basement (and used on occasion) finally found their way out of the house. This girl, who never met her grandfather because Missouri was too far away by car or train, went to the corners of the world as an adult.
A special thanks to the kind staff at Highland Glen Senior Living for their friendly and compassionate care.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the Highland 7th Ward, 5212 West Country Club Drive. A viewing will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel, 6141 West 11000 North, Highland and Saturday at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Burial in American Fork Cemetery. Please share a memory and read about Betty at andersonmortuary.com.
Barry Lynn Boldman, 56, passed away June 20, 2016 in Lehi, Utah. Born July 10, 1959 in Portsmouth, Ohio to Raymond C. and Eleanor Fite Sherrick. He married Delores Hansen on July 21, 1997 in Reno, Nevada.
Barry served in the US Air Force for 10 years and also in the National Guard. He was employed with American Airlines.
Barry is survived by his wife, Delores, children: Jason Stonebraker, Simon Stonebraker and Tiffany Stonebraker, 8 grandchildren 2 of which he and Delores raised Jaiden Stonebraker and Kayonna Stonebraker, 1 great grandchild, and his sister Laura Leigh Brown. Preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Victor Sherrick.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 24, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lehi 19th Ward, 150 East 1500 North. A viewing will be held Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork and Friday at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Please share a memory below.
Chris David Fehr was born on December 13, 1966 and died Friday, June 10th, 2016.
Chris was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Robert M. and Frances Stillman Fehr. He was the youngest of 3 children. Chris was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, and uncle. His family and dogs were his greatest loves. He was happiest when they were gathered around him. Chris also loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and camping. He was a graduate of American Fork High School and attended Dixie College in St. George. He spent time working in the family business, Provo Optical, as a lab technician. Chris will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. He gave this life a good fight. Our hearts are broken though as he left this world much too soon.
Chris is survived by his wife, Nancy Reese Fehr; daughters Kirstie and Alyssa Fehr; parents Robert M. and Frances Stillman Fehr; and sister Lori Fehr Crockett. His brother Craig M. Fehr precedes Chris in death.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, June 20th at 6:00 pm at the LDS Chapel, 4501 W. 11800 S., Riverton, Utah.
Funeral Directors: Anderson & Sons Mortuary
Hal Marvin Bennett, 60, passed away June 12, 2016. Born December 20, 1955 in Lehi, Utah, the son of John Wilcox and Vida Ashton Bennett. He married Jamie Suzanne Sorensen, May 21, 1977 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Provo LDS Temple in 1979.
Hal worked for Geneva Steel for 22 years and then worked for the Utah Department of Corrections for 12 years. He loved the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting, and time on his horses. His greatest love was his family and spending time with them especially his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include: his wife, Jamie; children: Cory (Rebecca) Bennett; Jesse (Amy) Bennett; Camille (Chris) Harward; Chelsey (Zack) Kinder; 13 grandchildren; his siblings: Marcia Siebert; Les Bennett; and Marty Bennett. He is preceded in death by his parents, and a son Tyler James Bennett.
Funeral services will be held Monday June 20, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lindon 12th Ward, 325 Canal Drive, Lindon. A Viewing will be held Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork and Monday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services at the church. Burial in the American Fork City Cemetery. Please share a memory below.
Donald Dee Goul was born April 7, 1024 in Mountain Home, Idaho the son of Dudley J. and Velna Goul. He died June 8, 2016 in Provo, Utah.
After graduating high school in Mountain Home he moved to Salt Lake City. He served in the U.S. Army for three years-two of those years in the South Pacific Theater. He graduated from the University of Utah and worked for the Los Angeles County California Probation Department of 33 years.
Don Married MayRene Marsh on May 18, 1944 in the Salt Lake Temple.
They are the parents of two children, John and Suanne, nine grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 5 great, great grandchildren and one deceased.
A devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Don served in many callings including Bishop. With his wife he served a Welfare Service Mission for the church to the Asian refugees in Denver, Colorado area.
Mr. Goul is survived by his wife, two children and their families.
Services will be held Saturday June 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lehi 33rd Ward, 650 E. 3200 N. A viewing will be held Friday, the 17th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel, 6141 West 11000 North (Timpanogos Highway), Highland and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the services at the church. Burial in the Alpine Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
Shirley Jeanne Stoker Vaughan, 81, passed away June 6, 2016 in Lehi, Utah. Born November 3, 1934 in Oswego, Kansas to Howard Walter Stoker and Grace Alene Taylor Stoker. She married Troy Sherman Vaughan December 11, 1954 in Downey, California. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Los Angeles LDS Temple on February 9, 2008.
Shirley was an active family history researcher. She loved music, played the piano and sang with the Southern California Mormon Choir for years. Shirley loved everyone she met and loved to sew and crochet, making beautiful baby blankets for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an avid reader and built up a beautiful library.
She is survived by her husband, Troy, her children: Katherine (Robert) Coleman, Troy M (Deloris) Vaughan, Lauren (Jeffrey) Stewart-Meldrum and a daughter-in-law Donetta Vaughan , 17 grandchildren 30 great grandchildren and a sister, LeAnne Kankel. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Robin H. and a sister Patsy Budge.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the Pheasant Point 6th Ward, 890 West 3070 North, Lehi, Utah. A visitation will be held at the church from 10:10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
Russell Kent Gardner (Big Russ), our beloved Papa passed away June 6, 2016 at his home in Highland Utah.
He was born March 27th 1952, In American Fork, Utah to Glen and Lois Gardner.
He is survived by wife- Lynn Gardner, Sons- Rick (Debbie), Matt (Alicia), Daughter in law- Kelsey(B.J.), and Grandkids- Russell, Jaddin, Brooklynn, Ryker, T.K. , Chase, Aspen, Zoe, Scott, Cooper, Lola, William, Addie and Iris, Mother- Lois Skurlec, Brother- Tom Gardner (Hope), Sisters -Glenda Roberts (Tom) and Tina Harline.
Preceded in death by son- B.J. Gardner, Father -Glen Gardner, Sister- Jo Anne Gardner and Brother in law-Dennis Harline.
He graduated from Orem High School in 1970 and earned a business degree from Brigham Young University in 1978.
He served a faithful mission for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in Australia. He married his lovely bride, Lynn Macdonald in the Provo LDs Temple November 8, 1974.
Russell was best known for taking care of his friends, family and neighbors in any capacity that he could; he was always out mowing lawns, fixing sprinklers, shoveling walks, sharpening lawn mower blades, making pine wood derby cars etc. If there was a tool to accomplish the task, he had that tool and was happy to use. If he didn’t have the tool, he would buy it, sometimes in multiple shapes, sizes and capacities. He left this amazing legacy of love and service to his boys, his grandchildren and anyone who knew him.
He worked as an electrician, a business owner and as a salesman for Reuel’s Photo Blue, for 25 years. He thoroughly loved working with the schools art programs throughout the state.
One of his favorite cartoons was The Little Mermaid which is fitting because he was also a lover of gadgets and gizmos, of which he had plenty.
He was happiest when he was spending time with his kids and grandkids; going to concerts, going to plays, making rockets, hot tubbing and grilling; the activity was not as important as just making memories with his family.
He was rarely seen with his family without a camera in his hand: he was so proud of his boys and his grandkids and loved documenting their every move.
He was a lover of life and was always excited about something. His teasing nature and genuine love of others will leave a big void in our hearts and in this world.
A funeral service will be held, Saturday June 11, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Hollowcrest LDS Chapel,10962 North 6400 West, Highland, Utah. A viewing will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel, 6141 West 11000 North, Highland and Saturday at the church from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. prior to the services. Internment will take place at the Highland Cemetery, 6200 West 11000 North Highland, Utah. Please share a memory below.
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49 East 100 North
American Fork, UT 84003
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