Robert van Dijk (1943-2015)
Gerard Robert van Dijk, 72, passed away peacefully in Provo, Utah on Friday August 28, 2015 at 1:35 a.m. surrounded by his family.
Robert was born in Utrecht, Netherlands on May 18, 1943 to Gerrit Christiaan van Dijk and Albertje Louise Cornelia (Boumeester). Robert’s dear wife and high school sweetheart, Kathleen Smedley van Dijk; his son, David Michael van Dijk; his beautiful daughter, Christine (van Dijk) Barger; his son, Stephen Daniel van Dijk; his son, Philip Matthew van Dijk; and his son, Mark James van Dijk continue the journey of life in his absence. Robert and Kathleen have 16 grandchildren.
Raised in Utrecht, Robert immigrated to the United States in 1954 to Utah with his parents and his sister, Alby (van Dijk) Jackson.
Robert graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and began working as an accountant at BYU in 1969, retiring in 2005.
Robert served an honorable LDS mission to the Netherlands for 2 ½ years. When he returned, he married his high school sweetheart, Kathleen Smedley, in 1966 in the Salt Lake Temple. Robert sang with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir from 1970-1979. He also served at the Mount Timpanogos Temple and the Launfal Foundation in American Fork.
Robert was a quiet, soft-spoken man who was immediately loved and respected by anyone who met him. He enjoyed playing the piano and organ and was very musically inclined. Robert was a master gardener and kept an immaculate garden. He enjoyed collecting seashells, stamps, and books. He was an avid reader with an impressive library of books, all of which he had read several times. Robert enjoyed flying gigantic kites with his children and grandchildren, sailing his sailboats – Take Time I and Take Time II, and building pinewood derby cars with his sons. He enjoyed frequent road trips to southern Utah and the Oregon Coast with his wife. Robert was active in both his church and community.
Robert led an exemplary life of service and love. Becoming a great scholar of the Gospel, he taught more by his example than by any other means. Always thoughtful of others, he was truly a quiet and faithful disciple of Jesus Christ.
Obituaries sometimes attempt to make people sound better than they actually were in real life-- not so with Robert. He was every bit the gentleman and was one of the most generous, gracious, kind people who ever lived.
A viewing will be held on the evening of Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary located at 49 East 100 North, American Fork, Utah from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the American Fork North Stake Center at 975 North 60 East, American Fork, Utah. There will be a viewing beforehand from 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Sandra Undine Hathenbrook Myerhoff Middleton, 78, of Cedar Hills passed away surrounded by her family in Riverton on August 29, 2015. Born March 11, 1937 in Salt Lake City, the daughter of Junius Ray and Undine Riser Hathenbrook. She married Donald Lynn Myerhoff June 17, 1957 in Salt Lake City he preceded her in death July 5, 1968. She married Douglas A Middleton December 31, 1968 in Salt Lake City and their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Sandra was an active member of the LDS Church and served in many callings. She is very proud of her pioneer heritage. She is very artistic and loved music and quilting. She is known for volunteering in many places, her children’s schools, her church, and at American Fork hospital in the pink shop and diabetic Center. Mom was always a happy and positive person a true ray of sunshine in all the lives she touched. She loved people and made lifelong friends wherever she went. She is survived by her husband, Douglas; children: Jill (Shaun) Heseltine; Russell (Tammy) Myerhoff Middleton; Vicki (Todd) Wartman; Calvin (Lori) Middleton; step-children James (Paula) Middleton; Holly Middleton; 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Donald; her daughter Kim; brother Calvin and sister Rae. Funeral services will be held Thursday September 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel, 6141 West 11000 North, Highland, Utah. A visitation will be held also at the Lone Peak Chapel Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Burial in the Highland city cemetery.
Kay Yvonne Jarvis Hutchings, 71, passed away May 27, 2015 in Lakeview Terrace, California. Born September 20, 1943 in Murray, Utah to George Burton and Mary Ann Beddoes Jarvis. She married Raymond Scott Hutchings on March 17, 1963 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Scott passed away July 23, 1982.
Kay was very artistic in her early years and loved to sketch. She was a natural when it came to taking care of her children as she had done a lot of babysitting growing up. She was very talented when it came to baking, especially her banana and chocolate pies. She loved music and if there was a good song on she would be dancing to it.
Kay had four children: West Hoard Hutchings (wife Bonnie Mae), Yvonne Lee Hutchings Ingraham (husband Larry Ingraham, Clint Raymond (Dorothy) Hutchings and Austin Scott (Alisha) Hutchings. She was blessed with eight grandchildren, Jenha Ingraham, Kayla Ingraham, Scott Hutchings, Wayde Hutchings, BreAnne Hutchings, Beau Hutchings, and Evelyn Hutchings.
Preceded in death by her parents, and 2 brothers Lee and Brent Jarvis.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, September, 5 2015 at 10 a.m. in the Evergreen Cemetery, 443 South 20 East, Springville, Utah.
Kenneth L Winn
August 28, 1925-August 26, 2015
Kenneth L. Winn, 90, passed away August 26th 2015 in American Fork Utah. He was born on August 28th, the ninth and last child of Adelbert and Sarah Lovisa Hill Winn in Trenton Utah.
Ken graduated from North Cache High School in 1943. After graduation, Ken enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on USS Jason and USS Whitney ships during WWII. After an honorable discharge from the Navy, while at a town dance, he met and later married Gayle Olsen. They had two children and were later divorced. In 1978 he met and married Mary Schatz, who later passed away.
Ken worked for the U.S. Forrest Service for 35 years. As a contract and supply officer, he was instrumental in supplying food and tools for the smoke jumpers all over the Western United States. After retiring in 1980, he moved to St George to warmer weather where he obtained his Real Estate license and was able to play golf year round. Ken loved to golf, and he was excited when he hit his first hole in one shot. Ken was a self-taught, excellent player of the harmonica, who loved the ladies. Up until his passing, he was an outrageous flirt. Ken was very quick witted and made people laugh everywhere he went. He had a nick name for everyone he came in contact with including himself. When he would meet someone, he always introduced himself as Pedro Gonzales Van Jones.
Ken is survived by his two children; daughter, Sydney J Coombs (Steven) of Spanish Fork, Utah and son, Lewis L Winn of Albuquerque, NM; his grandchildren Kelly Wright (Joseph) of Queen Creek, Arizona, Traci Wright (Vaughn) of Riverton, Utah, Jordan Smith of Queen Creek Arizona and Austin Winn Smith of Riverton Utah. He had 7 great grandchildren; McKenna, Caden, Mason and Maddox Wright, Olivia and Jada Smith, and Jett Wright.
Ken is preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters; Carmen, Merle, Ray, Bessie, Connie, Belva, Don and Max.
A viewing will be held from 6:00-8:00pm Friday, September 4th at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday September 5th, at the LDS Church 507 West 700 North American Fork Utah with a viewing prior from 9:45-10:45 am. Interment will follow in American Fork Cemetery.
Thomas James Echols, age 80, passed away on August 23, 2015. He was born on December 8, 1934 in St. Louis, Missouri to Samuel Thomas and Virginia Mae (Crew) Echols. He was married for time and all eternity to Roberta Ann Laramie on August 14, 1973 in the Salt Lake Temple.
He served his country in the Army for three years. Thomas was a nature enthusiast and loved being outdoors; he treasured working with the youth and spending time with his family. Thomas loved to play games, both board and card, and loved to tell jokes, especially if he could receive a groan for a reaction. He survived the St. Louis Public School System as a teacher and principal for nearly fifty years and “never” got out of the fifth grade! Thomas served faithfully in many callings with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. With his beloved and eternal companion, Bobbie, they traveled together full time all across the United States for twelve years.
He is survived by his wife, Roberta and Children: Cynthia (Joseph) Asbury, Tina Echols, John (Janice) Echols, Thomas (Angie) Echols, and Elizabeth Echols. Thomas is also survived by his sister and her husband: Charlotte (Mae) and John Brune. He has ten grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and hopefully more to come! He has touched many lives. He was well loved.
A memorial service will be held in Thomas Echols’ honor on August 29, 2015 at the Latter Day Saint Chapel, 7th Ward, at 688 West 500 North, at 3 o’clock pm. In lieu of flowers, because of Thomas’ love for all of God’s creatures, donations may be given to: Best Friends Animal Society which can be found at- www.bestfriends.org or brought to 5001 Angel Canyon Rd, Kanab, UT 84741. Please share a memory with us.
Heidi Leanne Larsen
August was a special month for Heidi Leanne Larsen. It was her birth month and each year it signaled the start of school—one of the great loves of her life. It is only fitting that this would be the month when she graduated from this life and returned to her Heavenly Father.
Heidi passed away on Aug. 21 at her home in Cedar Hills, Utah, following a brief hospitalization. Her 48 years were packed full of learning, service, faith and family.
Heidi was born Aug. 25, 1966 in Provo, Utah to Nancy and Val Judd. When just two weeks old her family moved to North Dakota. In her early years she also lived in Minnesota and Arizona before her family settled in Austin, Texas, which she considered home.
Heidi’s love of education took her to Brigham Young University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She later earned a master’s degree at Arizona State University in educational administration. Heidi was a gifted teacher who had a positive influence on hundreds of students through the years as an educator in Texas, Arizona and Utah. She most recently taught 6th grade at Odyssey Charter School in American Fork, Utah.
Heidi was also a student of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She served a full-time mission in Rochester, New York and held many callings throughout her life, including serving in Relief Society and Primary presidencies and as a teacher in Primary and Sunday School.
On July 6, 1994, she married her eternal companion, Shaun McKay Larsen in the LDS Dallas Temple. They were blessed with three children, who were the center of her universe: Dane McKay, who is currently serving an LDS mission in the Guadalajara Mexico East Mission, Lindsey Leanne, a junior at Lone Peak High School and Kaia McLain, a 9th grader at Timberline Middle School. Nothing brought her greater joy than spending time with her family – watching a BYU or University of Texas football game with her kids, catching a movie with her husband, or simply laughing with her sisters. Heidi also loved music and was a talented flautist.
Heidi is survived by her husband, three children, a stepdaughter, Lauren Larsen, San Clemente, Calif., her parents of Alpine, Utah and seven siblings:
Mckay (Ruth) Judd, Dallas, Texas; Karen (Lloyd) Wilbert, Pleasant Grove, UT; Elaine (Marlo) Oaks, Bountiful, UT; Kristi (Marc) Natividad, Cedar Hills, UT; Janae (Jason) Daniels, Colorado Springs, CO; Ashley (Gavin) Curtis, Litchfield Park, AZ; Carolyn Judd, Alpine, UT; as well as 59 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held in the Cedar Hills 11th Ward on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. (10455 North Ironwood Drive, Cedar Hills). Friends may call on the family on Friday, Aug. 28, 6-8 p.m. at Anderson Mortuary in Highland, UT or the morning of the funeral 9:45 to 10:45 at the church. Please share a memory with us.
An account has been set up for the family. Donations may be made to the Heidi Larsen fund at Bank of American Fork.
Marvin John Laycock, age 81, passed away on August 16, 2015 in Murray. Born July 14, 1934 in Provo, UT to John Snider and Ella Carlton Laycock. He married Arlene Jeanette Coles on August 14, 1953 in Salt Lake City. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on November 30, 1954.
He owned Marvin J. Laycock & Son Masonry and later worked for the LDS church as a maintenance supervisor. Marvin was an active member of the LDS church who served in many callings. He served 3 LDS Missions with his wife. He loved family history work. He had a very deep love for his country. Spending time enjoying his family was his greatest joy.
Survived by his wife, children: Doug (Cathy) Laycock, Sheri (Travis) Fraughton, Lori (Larry) Waters-Jones, Kristy (John) Qualls, 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and siblings: Marlene Fraughton, Lloyd (Linda) Laycock, Deanna Laycock. Preceded in death by his parents, a son Clint, a son-in-law Kevin Waters, and a great granddaughter Haylee Ann Waters.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 22, 2015 12:00 noon at American Fork 3rd Ward Hillcrest Stake Center, 165 North 350 West. Viewings will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Fountain Green 2nd Ward chapel, 151 South 200 West, Fountain Green and Saturday from 9:45-11:45 a.m. prior to services in the American Fork 3rd ward, Hillcrest Stake Center. Interment at American Fork Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
Ray R Fausett, 85, of American Fork passed away from natural causes on August 15, 2015. He was the son of Arnold & Elnor Prestwich Fausett.
He was one of 14 children. When he was a child he helped his dad and brothers at the family sawmill at various places from Orem to Millbe.
At the age of 17 he was sworn into the army with his identical twin brother Roy by his side. While in the army he cooked for President Truman and competed his Airborne course at Fort Benning, Georgia on June 26, 1948 as a parachutist and glider man.
He was married and had 2 children Terry and Susan. He was later divorced.
He worked at Geneva Steel as a crane man from 1951-1954 and an Inspector from 1955-1975 when he retired. While he worked at Geneva he met the love of his life, Anita Thornton, and was married on April 28, 1956 in Evanston, Wyoming.
They had 6 beautiful children together and built a life in Orem, where they lived for many years.
He loved the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. His kids grew up at Strawberry Reservoir and he taught them everything he knew about fishing. They grew up eating fish & deer meat whether they like it or not. He loved spending time with the family in the mountains, camping and riding three wheelers. He loved playing cards and schooled everyone at the game of “Garbage.” There are so many memories from hunting, fishing and camping and just growing up, that we will all cherish forever.
He was a beloved husband, father, grandpa, and great grandpa. He loved his family and would do anything for anyone, anytime, anywhere he was there. He will be deeply missed by everyone that knew him.
He is survived by his wife Anita of 59 years, children: Terry Moore, Susan Reyna, Callie Lee, Tanga Fotheringham, Ruline (David) Reese, Kyle (Jessica) Fausett, Adam Fausett and Nickole (Brad) Ostler, 24 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, siblings: Leah, Ronnie, Ned, Rose and Larry. Preceded in death by his parents Arnold & Elnor Fausett, granddaughter, Shauna, grandson, Obrien, son-in-law, Kay, 4 sisters, Ileen, Fern, Myrl (Glen) and Helen (Ira), 4 brothers, Don, Dee, Jack (Norma) and his identical twin Roy (June).
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary Chapel, 49 East 100 North, American Fork. A viewing will be held Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Burial in Orem City Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
We would like to thank everyone at Maple Creek Home & Health Hospice for their time and dedication to helping our Dad.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made at Wells Fargo under Kimberly Ostler.
Brandon Christopher Butler, son of Robbie and Roger Butler, passed away on Aug 14, 2015 at the age of 29. He is survived by his parents, younger sister Breanne, and brother Ethan, as well as many other friends and family who love him.
Brandon had a passion for life. He loved nature and the outdoors. In hiking, as in life he always believed it was better to make his own path. He was never one to sit still and would sing and dance his way through everyday adventures. Although he had many ups and downs, he never let them hold him back or keep him down. He treasured the people around him, whether family, friends, acquaintances or strangers and brightened our lives with his cheerful optimism.
We deeply love and miss him.
Funeral services will be held Saturday August 22, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the American Fork 7th Ward, (688 West 500 North). A viewing will be held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, (49 East 100 North, Am. Fork) and Saturday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Burial in the American Fork Cemetery. Please share a memory or condolence at andersonmortuary.com
Mary Alecia Sibio
Beloved mother, daughter and friend, Mary Alecia Sibio, passed away August 12, 2015 with her son at her side after a courageous battle with bile duct cancer. She was born August 1, 1952 in Henderson, Nevada. Alecia grew up in the Las Vegas valley and graduated from Valley High School.
During high school, Alecia was a member of the popular singing and touring group The Las Vegas Ambassadors, and remained close friends with many members of that group until the end of her life, even helping to organize reunions. Alecia (“Al” to the Ambassadors), was always the life of the party, bringing her vibrance and energy to every Ambassadors event. She also spent a portion of her high school years in Sitka, Alaska, where she still has close friends.
Alecia had a 40-year career in the gaming industry, working as a casino dealer and as management for various resorts in Las Vegas and Mesquite Nevada, Atlantic City, Phoenix, Delaware, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Alecia was crowned Ms. Senior Mesquite in 2013, and was first runner-up at the following Ms. Senior Nevada pageant. She was well-known in Mesquite for her sense of humor and style, and was sought after to promote issues of local interest.
Alecia is survived by her three children Aaron, Zachary and Sarah, by her mother and stepfather Diana and Dennis Garmann, by her brother Blake, and by her lifelong friend Lanie.
Funeral services for Alecia will take place at 1:00pm on Thursday, 20 August 2015 at Bunkers Eden Vale Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd North in Las Vegas, NV. Family and friends can gather for a viewing from 11:00am to 1:00pm. A graveside service and interment will follow at Bunkers Memory Gardens cemetery.
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