LoReta Stephenson Sorenson beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the age of 82. She had lived in Manila, Pleasant Grove, Utah since 1961. She was born August 18, 1935 to Blake and Alice Bushnell Stephenson. She grew up in Provo, Utah. She was the oldest of four children, Kay, Dale, and Rella.
LoReta was married to Eliot Ben Sorenson in the Salt Lake Temple on June 26, 1957. They have 12 children Lucinda, Ben, Katreena, Blake, Lily, Laura, Robert, Kirsten, Daniel, Eric, Twila Dawn, and Lorenzo, 58 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister Kay, daughter Twila Dawn, and great-grandaughter Paislee. She will greatly be missed, but we will also be rejoicing as she reunites with family and friends on the other side.
We are grateful for all of those who helped us take care of our mother especially this last while. We would like to give a special thanks to Fyzical Therapy and Dr. Kerry Welch.
A viewing will be held on Friday, September 1, at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 E. 100 N., American Fork, Utah 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, September 2, at the LDS chapel 1541 N. 1300 W., Pleasant Grove, Utah from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m., after which, she will be buried next to her husband in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Stephen Betts, 60, passed away August 26, 2017. He was born February 2, 1957 in Salt Lake City to Lenard and Bulah Summers Betts.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 1, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the LDS Chapel at the Utah State Developmental Center, 835 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah. A viewing will be held from 8:45-9:45 a.m. Burial will be in Myton Cemetery, East of town, Myton, Utah.
Glenda Richins Murdoch, 88, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend passed away August 27, 2017. She was born June 4, 1929 in Pleasant Grove, Utah to Alfred Alonzo and Florence Johnson Richins. Her mother passed away when Glenda was 7 years old leaving Alfred with three young daughters—Cora, Mary and Glenda. Her father then married Ellen Sundquist and they had four more children together. This completed their family.
Glenda Attended schools in Pleasant Grove and graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 1947.
Glenda married Ralph A. Murdoch and they were the parents of five children. They later divorced.
Glenda was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Glenda worked many years at the American Fork Hospital and the Utah State Developmental Center. Glenda also volunteered as a pink lady at the American Fork Hospital and Senior Citizen Center. She was a temple worker at the Mount Timpanogos Temple.
Glenda enjoyed traveling with her family and friends. She also loved to go camping and ride horses. She was the glue that held her family together. Grandma Glenda made everyone feel loved and special. You couldn’t leave her house without a treat.
She is survived by one son, Murray Murdoch (Kathy); four daughters, Debra Thompson (Mark), Susan Slack (Alan), Jone Varney (Jon) and Sharon Laycock (David); 19 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren; her three brothers John, Karl, and Calvin and her sister Louise.
Glenda had many friends. She had two special men in her later life-first Howard and then DeMar.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Charleston Assisted Living Center and Tender Care Home Health and Hospice for their loving care of Glenda.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 1, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the American Fork 29th Ward Chapel, 673 East 300 North. A viewing will be held Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North and Friday at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Burial in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
Lynn Otto Poulson, 79, passed away on Sunday 20 August 2017 at his home in Lehi, Utah.
Born in Orem, Utah, to Leo Alma Poulson and Virginia Bird Booth Poulson, Lynn attended the Spencer School and Lincoln Junior and Senior High School, graduating in 1956. During his youth, Lynn developed a love of automobiles that would last throughout his life. His first serious project was the restoration of a 1930 Ford Model A Cabriolet coupe while a student at Brigham Young University. The Model A was succeeded by a 1936 Ford Sedan, fondly nicknamed ‘Kermit’, and a 1939 Chevrolet half ton pickup, which is still in process.
Lynn enrolled as a freshman at BYU in 1956, completing two years of study before taking time off to serve in the Western States Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1958 to 1960). It was not long after his return to BYU that he met Ellina Olson, whom he married in the Los Angeles temple on 29 May 1962. They recently celebrated their fifty-fifth wedding anniversary.
In 1963, Lynn, Ellina, and their infant daughter Lisa moved to New York City where Lynn earned a dual law and business degree from Columbia University. After graduating in 1966, the growing family relocated to Los Angeles where Lynn began practicing law with Overton, Lyman & Prince. It was not long before he joined Roberts, Carmack, Brown, Johnson & Hunter as a partner, and he practiced with that firm for the rest of his career.
Lynn had a great love of baseball, enjoyed attending the theatre and philharmonic, and firmly believed that Casablanca was the best film ever made. He also loved the complexities of the English language, and had a great respect for proper grammar. He traveled widely, visiting many countries in Central America, Europe, and Asia, as well as seeing much of the United States. Lynn spent many years highly involved in the Boy Scouts of America, taking the Woodbadge training course in 1979 and eventually receiving the Silver Beaver Award.
He was called as a sealer in the Los Angeles temple in 2001, and after he and Ellina returned to live in Utah full time in 2007, he served in that position in the Mt. Timpanogos temple. He thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the temple patrons and officiating in sealing couples and families together for eternity. He viewed this calling as one of the great blessings of his life.
He is survived by his wife Ellina, his children Lisa, Mark (Barbara), Bart (Jacque), Lori, Rynna, and Ann, his grandchildren Quinn, Zoë, Talia, and Alan, and his sisters Karma Swain and Charlotte Astle.
He was buried in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in a private service, and a public memorial service will be held at 2pm on 2 September at the Lehi Cedar Hollow Stake Center 2178 North 1200 East Lehi, Utah. Please share a memory below.
Geraldine Schultz Pinckney was born October 31, 1935 in Pioche, Nevada (she was everybody's favorite Witchy Poo, and she dressed up every Halloween) and raised in Oakland, California. She graduated from Castlemont HS in 1953 and went to work for Clorox and Sunshine Biscuit Company saving her money to attend Brigham Young University in the fall of 1954. While at BYU she competed in diving and was a cheerleader. She met George H Pinckney Jr., from Alameda, California while at the BYU. They married in 1956 in the Los Angeles LDS Temple. After George completed his education at BYU, they did a stint in the USMC in Quantico, Virginia, and settled in Costa Mesa, California in 1960. Together they raised five children. Gerrie’s love of fashion became a reality in 1972, she and her business partner Marge Swenson opened up the Fashion Academy. This is where Gerrie’s uncanny sense of style came together and she developed her “Total Wardrobe Plan” which included her development of the seasonal concept. People came from all over the world to find out “what colors and style look best on them”. She traveled and lectured all over the world, and changed the lives of so many giving them the confidence they need to succeed. She retired in 1995 and in 1996 she and George left Costa Mesa and served an LDS mission in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1999 they served another mission, this time in San Juan, Puerto Rico. They enjoyed serving the Lord in these areas and made many friends. After the death of her husband, Gerrie resided in Utah, spending the last six years living with her son in Lehi. Gerrie leaves a legacy of incredible fashion sense, undeniable faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, and an example of service to her fellow man. Her children: Sheri Barlow, George H Pinckney lll, Jack Pinckney, Douglas Pinckney and Steven Pinckney, 18 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren are forever grateful for her undying love, humor, tenacity, love of the gospel of Jesus Christ and being a tremendous example of faith. Gerrie passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017. She was just shy of her 82nd birthday. It will be a sad Halloween without Witchy Poo this year! Until we meet again, We love you and will miss you! God speed!
Viewing will be Saturday, August 26, 2017 at: Andersons & Sons Mortuary 6141 West 11000 North, Highland, Utah from 6-8pm. Funeral Services will be Monday, August 28, 2017 at 11:00 am at 600 East 3200 North, Lehi, Utah 84043. A brief viewing before the funeral will be at 9:30am. Please share memory below.
Patsy Lee Lilley "Me'Ma" Buckner, 66, lost her battle to cancer on August 22, 2017 at her home in Lehi. She was born December 19, 1950 to Lester Emerson Lilley and Carolyn Josie Smith in Little Washington, North Carolina. She married her soul mate, Craig M. Buckner on April 19, 1995 in Lehi, Utah.
Patsy was best known for her forgiving soul and her compassionate nature.
Patsy's respect for all life was a shining example of her honorable character and the joy she had by giving service to all living creatures.
Patsy has left a lasting mark on this earth and will truly be missed.
Patsy is survived by her husband Craig, daughter Michelle (Bryan) Johnson, 13 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and siblings: Melford King and L.D. Lilley. She is preceded in death by her parents, a grandson, her sister Marylou Gates, and a nephew.
Funeral services will be held August 28, 2017 at 11:00 at Anderson Mortuary Lone Peak 6141 West 11000 North, Highland, Utah. A viewing will be held right before from 9:45 to 10:45 am. Burial will be in the Alpine Cemetery. Please share a memory below.
Karla Jo Cochran Butler, 70, passed away on August 8, 2017 in Provo, Utah. She was born to Douglas Cochran and Mildred French on August 31, 1946 in Parkersburg, West Virginia.
Karla loved to sing and blessed many with her beautiful voice. One of her most joyful moments was joining the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during the Mount Timpanogos Temple dedication. Karla loved to beautify her surroundings with her love of gardening. She enjoyed watching sporting competitions, loved traveling, trivia, and was an amazing cook. She was also very thrifty with a penny. Being a mother and Nana was the most important privilege in her life.
Karla is survived by her four children: Andrew (Angie) Butler, Bethany (Rick) Fox Chrisi (Cole) Sorensen, Drue Butler and 10 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday August 15, 2017 at 11:00 am in the West Mountain 3rd Ward 902 West 400 North Payson, Utah with a viewing before from 9:45 to 10:45 am. A viewing will be held Monday from 6-8 pm at the church. Burial will be in the American Fork Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
Shirley Hansen Sandberg
August 18, 1934 - August 6, 2017
Shirley Hansen Sandberg (Miss Shirley), beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother passed away peacefully on August 6th, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was 82. She was born August 18, 1934 in Butte, Montana to Walter Clarence Hansen and Vivian Corbridge Hansen. She was preceded in death by her husband Lamar A. Sandberg, who passed away February 10, 2017. She loved her eternal companion Lamar (Sandy). These two were so much in love, they were rarely apart and would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in September. We consider it providence Lamar and Shirley were only separated for a brief time.
Shirley was raised in Hailey, Idaho, Tacoma, Washington and Elko, Nevada. She was named after Shirley Temple a popular actress. She became the oldest sister to twin sisters at the age of three. She was thrilled to have sisters even though they came all at once.
Shirley graduated from Elko High School where she participated in student government and cheerleading. She attended Brigham Young University and graduated with an Associate’s Degree and then attended Utah State University and LDS Business College. She was a student at the McCune School of Music in Salt Lake City and received a full ride scholarship to the Julliard School but decided to attend BYU. She loved music which was evident to anyone who heard her play. She accompanied beautifully many musical numbers and was the ward organist for years.
Shirley was the happiest when she was with her family and teaching children. She owned and operated Adventure Preschool for 35 years preparing more than 2,500 graduates to enter full time school. She looked forward to family picnics, vacations and Sunday dinners. She was perseverant and dedicated to the things she enjoyed – family, music, primary, yard work and teaching. To many she is “Miss Shirley” and everywhere she went, students would come up and talk to her. They loved their preschool teacher and she enjoyed celebrating their successes. She made school fun and gave children the gift of “love of learning.” Shirley loved going to the movies and eating popcorn. She was an excellent cook and her family enjoyed mouthwatering delights every holiday and family gathering. Every Christmas included piñatas for the grandkids, raisin filled cookies, popcorn balls and divinity – family favorites! She never forgot a birthday, anniversary or special occasion.
Shirley was an energetic, fun, altruistic, kind, wise and loving person. No one could enter her home without receiving a hug, being asked how you were and if she could get you something to eat. She was always serving and loving others. Even when her memory was failing, you could always find her visiting with those that were struggling. She was loved by her neighbors, friends and every child she met. She was faithful in all of her church assignments, serving as the Stake Primary President and ward organist being some of her favorites. She would always complete her visiting teaching every month with her husband by her side.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband (Lamar). She is survived by her two sisters Jean(Jim) Waldron and Joan(Duane) Orullian and one sister-in-law Eleanor Sandberg. She is survived by her children; Scott (Sherry), Brian (Rachel), Gary (Lori) and Debra Ohrn (Greg); 10 grandchildren; Josh (Cassie), Brandon, Michael, Tyler, Kaylee, Baylor, Jasmin, Brianne, Jace, Garrett; and two great grandchildren; Jadyn and Maya.
To her posterity, Mom (Grandma) leaves her testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ, her example of love and compassion and her service to others. She leaves her “can do” attitude. No matter what your circumstances may be, you can achieve your dreams! She always encouraged her family to “carry on” and not be discouraged. Shirley has brought comfort to the needy, hope to the downtrodden and solace to the sorrowing. The Legacy she leaves is optimism in the face of despair, making a difference with the talents you possess, serving continually and opening your arms and heart to everyone you encounter. Her love and influence will continue to inspire all who knew her.
A special thanks to the friends and staff at the Highland Glen Senior Living in Highland, Utah (Shirley’s wolf pack) and A-Plus Home Care & Hospice of Utah County for their dedicated care and service during these past 6 months. We sincerely appreciate your love and compassion. You are the angels of this world!
Funeral services will be held at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary Lone Peak, 6141 West 11000 North, Highland, Utah on Saturday, August 12th at 11:00 a.m. Friends may visit with the family from 9:00 - 10:45 prior to the services. Interment will take place at American Fork Cemetery, 26 W. 600 N St, American Fork, Utah. We encourage those who may have known Shirley to visit Anderson Mortuary online at www.andersonmortuary.com to leave a memory in the guest book. This will be greatly appreciated by her family.
William Bryce Chorniak, 28, passed away to be with his Heavenly Father on August 2, 2017 in Murray, Utah. Born May 10, 1989 in American Fork, Utah.
Bryce loved Frisbee-golf, dirt biking, camping etc.
He is the son of Wendy and Brad Bench and Joel Chorniak and Julie Freestone. His children are Todd and Braxton; his grandparents are Newell & Sharon Curtis and Janet Humes. He is preceded in death by 2 brothers: Brandon and BradLee and stepsister Ashley Bench.
He was a bright light to all who knew him.
Funeral services will be held Monday, August 7, 2017 at 11a.m. in the Lehi Eaglecrest Ward, 700 West 2600 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 prior to the services. Burial in American Fork Cemetery. Please share a memory below.
In the early hours of August 1, 2017, beloved mother, wife, sister, grandmother, great-grand mother, and friend, Carolyn Thomsen Kirkham slipped from this life into the next. We are confident she was met there by her parents, Douglas 'Pete' and Lucile Thomsen, who preceded her, as well as other loved ones including her beloved dogs Arno and Petey.
Mom was born in Salt Lake City Utah on May 28, 1935. She was raised in the Sugarhouse area in the Richards ward. She attended South High school, the University of Utah, and graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Journalism and English. At a singles activity she met a handsome and robust redhead, Kreg Kirkham, who captured her heart. She wrote to him while he served in the Korean conflict. They married on September 12, 1958.
It was many years before they were able to have children, but eventually they were blessed with five: Becki (Scott) Clayson, Alan (Lauree) Kirkham, Janette Kirkham, Kendall Kirkham, and Colleen (Curtis) Fisher. She has twelve grandchildren, one great-grand daughter, and another one on the way.
Mom's greatest joy was her children and being a mother. She was a wonderful cook and seamstress. She loved photography, books, drives up the canyon, and learning new things. She had a talent for finding unusual gifts. She crocheted many items for LDS Humanitarian projects; there are children all over the world wearing hats and booties made by Mom. She was made of true grit and faithfully endured many physical and personal challenges. She stepped up and did what was needed to make sure the family's needs were met. She worked in a variety of jobs all over Salt Lake and Utah Counties. She was industrious and hard working - an example of perseverance to the end. She will be missed.
The family would like to thank Kisha, Cassie, and Bryce at American Fork Hospital for their tender care of Mom during her final hours, and their compassion to us.
A celebration of her life will be held Friday August 4, 2017 at 11 am with a viewing preceding it from 9:45-10:45 at Anderson Mortuary Lone Peak 6141 West 11000 North, Highland, Utah. Please share a memory at andersonmorturay.com.
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49 East 100 North
American Fork, UT 84003
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