Nelwyn Jeanene Gray Cranfill
Beloved daughter of Fred Gray and Leona Crockett, born March 22, 1931 in Denison, Texas passed away suddenly on September 27, 2014 in American Fork, Utah from complications with cancer. Loved by all she was a strong and quietly brave soul. She passed through her trials quietly and with dignity. Her eternal reward is assured. No child ever had a better mother or truer friend and ally. She was a loving mother and doting grandmother. To her son she was a safe port in rough seas, and she adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents and brother Johnny, she is once again at peace in the arms of her parents. She saved many souls by her genealogical efforts and has no doubt now met those loved ones who owe her so much eternally.
Survived by son Steve Cranfill of Lehi, Utah, Grandaughter Holly Needleman of Lehi and grandson James Cranfill of Lehi, sister Patricia Grant of Mesa, AZ, and her beloved great grandchildren Alexis, Tyler and Kaleb.
Graduated from Sherman High, Class of 1948 Sherman, Texas. Your illness tore you from us so suddenly. Til’ we meet at Jesus’ feet. Private services will be held under the direction of Anderson & Sons Mortuary. Please share memories and condolences at andersonmortuary.com.
Margaret Priday Sykes, 89, passed away at her home in American Fork, Utah September 25, 2014. She was born May 27, 1925 in American Fork, to Thomas Samuel and Josephine Forbes Priday. She had one brother, Leland Forbes Priday and one sister, Chole Priday (Weed). She married William Bigler Sykes in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on June 1, 1948.
Margaret was a wonderful mother to Mary Anita Sykes (Barry), Glen Priday Sykes (Carol), Patricia Sykes Tolton (Richard), Mark Priday Sykes (Bonnie), Marilyn Sykes Johnson (Kevin) and Joanne Sykes (Patrick). She adored seventeen grandchildren and thirty four great-grandchildren. Margaret graduated from American Fork High School and Brigham Young University. She worked as a secretary at American Fork High School. Margaret and Bill served a mission to Nauvoo. She was an active member of the LDS church serving in many positions.
Margaret enjoyed DUP, her literary club, class reunions, and was a master planner of family parties. She had a smile for everyone and had a gift of making others feel like they were “her favorite”. She was a delightful person with a fun sense of humor, was dedicated to any task, and a good friend to all. Margaret will be greatly missed by many.
She was preceded in death by a daughter (Anita), her husband, her siblings and parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 30, at the Spring Hollow Ward, 700 W. 500 N., American Fork, Utah. A viewing will be held Monday the 29th from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork and at the church Tuesday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Burial in American Fork Cemetery.
Verlin Grant Bocker, 97, of Lindon, Utah passed away September 20, 2014. Born December 24, 1916 in Idaho Falls, Idaho the son of Oscar Emanuel Bocker and Mary Beatrice May Brown. He married Kathryn June Spencer August 17, 1949 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They lived in Southern California their entire married life until moving to Utah in April 2014.
Verlin was the owner/operator of Compton Friction Materials Company in Compton, CA. After retirement he worked as the Nursery Manager at Barr Lumber. He loved gardening, photography, travel, and he was a car enthusiast. He loved to cook and was known for his chili and his pies. Verlin was a proud American.
He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints serving in many callings and was a faithful home teacher. He loved his family especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved spending time with them.
Survivors include: his wife, June; 3 daughters, Sherrie Murray; Katie (Reid) Madsen; Julie (Jeffrey) Oeser; 14 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. He is preceded in death by his parents, his step mother Ada Thomas, his son Keaton, two brothers: Paul and Ted; and a sister, Vera.
Funeral services will be held Saturday September 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the Anderson & Sons Mortuary Chapel, 49 East 100 North, American Fork, a viewing will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. prior to the services. Burial in the Lindon City Cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to any US military or veteran’s organizations.
Vern D Clegg
Our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend Vern D Clegg took his final journey home September 19th from complications of MS with courage and stamina. Vern was born July 2, 1932 in Heber City, Utah to Almon G and Geneva Denison Clegg. He grew up in Heber and graduated from Wasatch High in 1950. At an early age he delivered newspapers on his bike even in the winter time and he worked on the farm with his Father and brothers.
Vern was married to Joyce Probst, later divorced. Married Launa Simmons on March 11, 1969. Later they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity. Married to the love his life for 45 years. He served his country as Corporal in United States Army in Fort Ord California, then in Ft Campbell, Kentucky playing the trumpet in the 74th Army Band.
Vern worked for Garrett Freight Lines for 15 years. He had a love of Education earning his Bachelors and Masters Degree, becoming an Elementary teacher, principle, and then Director in Jordan School Distract. He supervised opening Willow Canyon Elementary.
Vern was an active member of the LDS church serving in many positions, his most loved was being a Bishop. He enjoyed interacting with people and working with them. He had an appreciation of music and enjoyed singing and leading the Ward Choir.
He enjoyed family gatherings, sports (mountain biking), traveling and exploring Mother Nature. Vern and Launa were able to travel after retirement and loved being together.
Vern is survived by his wife Launa, their children Carilyn Faust (Greg), David Clegg, Kim Summers (Mitch), seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, children, Jeffrey and Shauna Ann. Four brothers and one sister, Dennis (Dawn), Alene (Grant) Calvin, Almon (Janis), LaVar (Janice) many nieces and nephews and good friend.
The family would like to thank Stonehenge of AF for all the kind and loving care for Vern and Applegate hospice for their tender loving care, namely Tangi.
Funeral services will be held Thursday Sept. 25th in the Pacific Drive 1st Ward, 500 North 700 West in American Fork at 11:00. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 6-8 at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North and Thursday 9:45-10:45 at the church. Please share a memory on andersonmortuary.com.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Connie Ruth Mott Gordon was born July 7, 1942 and passed away on September 19, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of Ruth and LeGrand Mott of American Fork. Connie spent much of her life in American Fork. She graduated from American Fork High School in 1960 and attended LDS Business College.
She also had fond memories of the year she lived in New York and worked as a nanny. Connie spent her working years as a beloved employee of Monson Insurance Company. She married Frank Hudson Gordon on November 10, 1972; although they were later divorced.
Connie was a faithful member of the LDS Church and served in many callings over the years. She was serving as a visiting teacher supervisor at the time of her death. Connie was a devoted friend and known to many as “a sweet lady”.
Connie was blessed with two children; Kathleen Barton of American Fork and Ryan Gordon, who is stationed with the Navy in Virginia. Connie also had three grandchildren; Noah and Charity Barton and Griffin Gordon. She is survived in death by her children, grandchildren, and three brothers: Jay (Irene) Mott, Earl (Pat) Mott, and Randy (Diane) Mott.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday September 24, 2014 in the Orchard Hills Ward, 944 North 540 West, American Fork. Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North American Fork and Wednesday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Burial in the American Fork Cemetery.
Casey Jay Colledge
Casey Jay Colledge, 28, passed away September 18, 2014 in American Fork, Utah. Born November 12, 1985 in American Fork, Utah to Jay Gordon and Dixie Ann Gines Colledge.
Casey was an avid golfer. He was a good student, graduated this past March with a BS degree in video animation and graphic design. He was a wonderful son, and best friend to his parents and all of his nieces.
He is survived by his parents, Jay & Dixie, siblings: Tisha (Brian) Hendersen, Chad B (Jody) Colledge and 6 nieces.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 11 a.m. at American Fork Cemetery, 600 North Center Street. A family and relative viewing will be held from 10:00-10:40 a.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork.
Marielle P. Morelli, 94, our loving mother, wife, sister, daughter, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away September 17, 2014. She was born January 2, 1920, in Sandy, Utah to Frank Park and Thelma Dalton Park. On September 7, 1940, she married Henry (Enrico) Morelli in Farmington, Utah. Marielle and Henry spent the early years of their marriage moving about but lived most of their married life in American Fork, Utah, where they raised their family.
In the early 1960’s Marielle began working at the Utah State Training School as an attendant and in 1962 was selected by the Board of Directors to attend college classes to become a Behavior Technician. She spent the next 23 years working in the Psychology Department of the Training School. Marielle always enjoyed traveling. She and Henry made many trips to visit friends and especially enjoyed traveling to visit with their children and grandchildren. After Henry’s passing, Marielle traveled with friends, seeing many places around the United States. She also became a member of several different clubs and always enjoyed the activities and events associated with them. Marielle was very proud to be a member of the Daughter of Utah Pioneers, having petitioned under Mary Elizabeth Veach, a great great grandmother who walked across the plains from Winter Quarters, Nebraska, to Salt Lake City, in the fall of 1853. In 2009, Marielle moved into the Charleston living center in Cedar Hills, Utah. She always commented that she loved living there and that everyone treated her with such loving kindness and respect.
Marielle was preceded in death by her husband Henry, sons Robert and Gerald and grandson Jeff Morelli. Survivors include son Dennis (Karyn) Morelli, daughter Colleen (Mike) Thornton, daughter in-law Cheryl Morelli; grandchildren Curtis Morelli, Jennifer (Thornton) Sorn, Jo Dean (Thornton) Jordan, Amber (Morelli) Renstrom, Ricardo Morelli, Christina (Morelli) Wadley, Anthony Morelli , Raylene (Morelli) Waldron and nine special great grandchildren, Shane and Shelby Waldron, Giavanna and Riley Sorn, Brooklynn and Joslynn Wadley, Jack Jordan, Lucia and Roman Morelli, Cameron Renstrom and many loving nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
As Marielle wrote in her life story which she presented to her family in December, 2008, “I have always tried to be a kind person and a good neighbor and I think God returns kindness to you. He has returned immeasurable love to me through the lives of my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Each holds a special place in my heart.”
Funeral services will be held Monday Sept. 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel, 6141 West 11000 North, Highland. A viewing will be held Sunday Sept 21, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at the same location.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice or to the Gaetano and Catherine Ventura Morelli Family Heritage Foundation, c/o Dennis Morelli, PO Box 245863, Sacramento, CA 95824
Brooke Melynda Day, beloved mother, sister, daughter and aunt returned to Heavenly Father Sept 16, 2014. Brooke was born December 7, 1978 in SLC, UT. Brooke had an undeniable love for her 3 amazing sons. She loved to take them fishing and camping. She would constantly brag about her boys at any opportunity she got. Her strength and ability to find joy in anything lives on through them.
Brooke is survived by her children Dane Vance (14), Marshall Vance (13), and Trystan Day (1). Parents, siblings Kim (John) Montague, Bradley (Rachel) Day, Aaron (Lychelle) Day, and Shea (Randy) Barnes. And 13 nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. She is preceded in death by her loving Grandparents and Aunts. She will be greatly missed.
Services will be held Friday Sept. 19, 2014 at 2 p.m in the Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel, 6141 West 11000 North, Highland. A viewing will be held from 12:30-1:45 p.m. prior to the service. Burial in the West Jordon Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can made at any Wells Fargo Bank-The Brooke Memorial Fund- for the ongoing care of her boys.
Wayne Williams, age 93, died peacefully on Saturday, September 13, 2014, with his wife of 69 years, Beverly, by his side.
He was born September 28, 1920, in Vernal, Utah, to John Elias and Mary Ann Lords Williams. He was one of eleven brothers and sisters. They all preceded him in death.
Wayne served in World War II as a ball turret gunner. He didn’t like to talk about his time in the service but there was no doubt he loved his country and his family was proud of his sacrifice and example. Wayne was a carpenter by trade and worked on several well-known buildings in Utah County including the Marriott Center. He also knew how to build or fix anything, mow a lawn to perfection and finish concrete like nobody’s business.
Wayne married Beverly Marie Lewis on March 10, 1945. That was the best decision of his life. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. Wayne and Beverly were never apart and could always be found holding hands. He loved her more than anything and thought she was the best cook and the most kind and beautiful woman in the world. Wayne was an avid and accomplished fisherman who would drive any distance to catch his limit. But his favorite part of fishing was sitting on the bank next to Beverly. She never complained and he was proud that she was his partner.
Wayne is survived by his wife, his three daughters who were the light of his life: Michelle (Mac) McKell, American Fork, Utah; ReNee (John) Clark Torrey, Utah; Kathryn (Jorma) Kirsi, American Fork, Utah and also 8 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. Nothing made “Papa” happier than visits from his family.
Wayne leaves behind a legacy of love for each other, respect for what’s important and pride in a job well done. Our lives are better because of him.
There will be a private graveside service for family held Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Camp Williams. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
Madge Burgon Anderson Farr, 90, passed away September 14, 2014 in Lehi, Utah. Born May 27, 1924 in Union, Utah to Albert Edward and Bertha Elizabeth Hanson Burgon. She married Jay A Anderson February 28, 1946 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He passed away May 7, 1981. She married Deral Winslow Farr on April 8, 1983 in Provo, Utah and he passed away July 10, 1997.
Madge loved the outdoors, especially horseback riding, snowmobiling and spending time at the family cabin. She loved traveling and gardening.
She was an active member of the LDS Church and served in many callings, but she especially loved working as a temple worker in the Provo and Mt Timpanogos Temples.
She is survived by her children: Charine Johnson, Lon Jay (Carolyn) Anderson, Val B. Anderson, Dixie Lyn (Bryan) Schear, 10 grandchildren, 23 Great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and a brother, Glade Burgon.
Preceded in death by two husbands, Jay & Deral, a son, Ren, Son-in-law R. Michael Johnson, Daughter-in-law DeAnna Anderson, her parents, brothers Harold & Vance Burgon, sisters, LaRue Jeppson, Doris Smith, Jean Phelps, Helen Burgon.
Funeral services will be Friday, September19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the American Fork Center Stake, 300 North 100 East. A viewing will be held Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork and Friday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Burial will be in American Fork Cemetery.
A special thanks to the staff of Abbington Manor and Hearts for Hospice.
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