Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Gretta Merkley, passed peacefully on September 26, 2015. She struggled with many health challenges throughout her life and faced them with patience and courage. Gretta was born at home on July 27, 1940 in Parowan, Utah. Her parents were Delbert Ward and Arvilla Eyre Mortensen and she grew up surrounded by aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She participated in cheerleading, drama and graduated Parowan High School and attended Southern Utah University.
Gretta married Wayne Bingham Merkley in Parowan on April 25, 1959 and they were later sealed in the St. George LDS Temple. They raised their family in Salt Lake City and Des Moines, Iowa where Wayne was a professor at Drake University.
While in Iowa, Gretta and Wayne served in the LDS Church and in their community. Gretta was appointed by Iowa Governor Robert Ray to serve on the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women which led to many opportunities to serve the women of Iowa, particularly those who had been incarcerated. Gretta was a strong believer in giving people a “second chance.” She served in many callings in the LDS Church and also supported Wayne in his profession and Church callings.
In 2007, Wayne and Gretta moved to Springville to enjoy their retirement years. Gretta is survived by her four children – Clark (Sheryl Sanders), Elaine, Brian (Leslie Crosland) and Jean – twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Gretta is preceded in death by her sweetheart, Wayne, her parents, and her siblings Grant, Beulah and Milton.
Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Thursday, October 1 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary at 6141 West 11000 North (SR 92) in Highland, UT. A graveside service will be held on Friday, October 2 at 11:00 a.m. at the Beaver City Cemetery in Beaver, UT. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the LDS Church Perpetual Education Fund.
Richard Neil Lewis, 87, of American Fork passed away September 27, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. Born July 17, 1928 in Elko, Nevada the son of Preston and Josephine Hutchinson Lewis. He married Shirley Shepard they later divorced. He married Jeanette Wagstaff they were later divorced. He married Doris Coates on May 28, 1975 in Elko, Nevada and she preceded him in death on July 29, 2007.
Richard loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and camping especially when he was with his family and his dogs. He is a WWII Navy veteran. He is a woodworker and was known as an innovative tinkerer who could make anything work with the materials that he had available. Richard worked for Geneva Steel for 41 years in the Blast Furnace.
Survivors include his children: Sherry Gardner; Kelly (Shauna) Monson; Cindy (Tom) Ruckman; Dale (Michelle) Monson; Brent (Tresa) Monson; Kyle (Jess) Lewis; daughter in-law Kay Lewis, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Doris, his parents, three sons, Mark, Richard Jr., and Dan Lewis, four sisters, two brothers and a grandson.
We want to thank Sunrise hospice especially Mary and Pete for caring for our dad.
Funeral services will be held Thursday October 1, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Anderson & Sons Mortuary Chapel, 49 East 100 North, Am. Fork. Where a viewing will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9:45 to 10 45 a.m. prior to the services. Burial in the American Fork Cemetery.
Steven Richard Pack M.D., 56, passed away September 24, 2015 due to complications from viral meningitis and a stroke in Provo, Utah. Born October 27, 1958 to Theron Richard and Donna Colleen Egan Pack.
Steven was raised in Salt Lake City, although he spent most of his summers at the family cabin in Kamas, Utah. He was an outdoors and sports enthusiast.
He was married to his sweetheart, Cindee Anderson Pack, August 30, 1980. Steven graduated from the University of Utah Medical School and was board certified in Emergency Medicine. He was a caring and gifted physician, serving many in the Salt Lake and Utah County area. He was a loving and supportive husband, father and could often be found on the golf course with his boys. He was a faithful member of the LDS church, serving a mission in Bogota, Colombia. He served in many church positions. His most enjoyable callings were in Scouting and working with the Young Men. He loved the boys he served.
He is survived by his wife, Cindee, his children: Tyler R. Pack, Camie (Richard) Larsen, Colton D. Pack, two grandsons: Daxton and Dalton Larsen, his mother Donna, and sisters: Vikki Carrel, Cathy Goodrich, and Dehbe Collett. He is preceded in death by his father.
We are grateful to be an eternal family.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary Chapel, 49 East 100 North American Fork, UT.
Family and friends are invited to a gathering prior to the memorial services from 9:45 to 10:45 am.
Interment will be at the Kamas Cemetery, Kamas, Utah.
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Our beloved father and grandfather, Leslie Elmer, is again with his loving wife. Born Oct 1, 1932 in Ogden, Utah to William and Sarah (Rawson) Elmer. He moved to Highland in 1939. He remained on the family farm for the rest of his life.
Les married the love of his life, Gai Mangum when he was just 18 years old; later, they were sealed in the Jordan River Temple. She proceeded him in death by only 11 weeks; now, they will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary together in November.
After returning home from serving his country in the Korean War, he worked in the Nitrogen Plant at U.S Steel Geneva until his retirement in 1994. Always a hard working man, he also farmed and worked as an appliance repairman. He built his own home and raised a family of four children.
Les enjoyed travel and tinkering in his garage, but above all else, he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his sister, Louise Bagenski and brother Art Elmer; his children and their spouses: Cindy & Richard Hansen, Linda & Jim Todd, Ronald & LuAnn Elmer, Darryl & Chris Elmer; his 17 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m in the Highland 31st Ward, 11162 N Alpine Hwy. A viewing will be held Monday Sept 28, 6 to 8pm at the Highland 31st Ward, 11162 N. Alpine Hwy, Highland and 9:45 to 10:45am, Tuesday prior to services.
On this first day of Autumn our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away on September 23, 2015 due to prostate cancer. Ed was born on March 13, 1954 in Price, Utah to his loving parents Edwin McGonigle and Lylas Allridge Wycherley. Ed was 61 years old.
On October 15, 1983, Ed married Lynda Davis, they have been married 32 wonderful years, and they were later sealed for time and all eternity on March 16, 2013 in the Timpanogos Temple. Together they have three children, Bobbie Ann, Brandon, and Weston. They have 5 grandchildren, Shayla, Austin, Karah, Jacob, and Tyler. In addition to their human family they have raised numerous dogs, currently Gracy and Maggie who haven’t left his side since he was diagnosed with cancer last September. Ed always said “dogs are people to”.
Ed was blessed with three siblings, Pete (deceased), Sam, and Vicki Booth. He lived in Price, and later moved to American Fork in the second grade where he currently resides. He owns and operates Wycherley Wash, and was a very successful business owner. Ed was blessed with the gift of Gab, he was either on the phone or visiting with someone who had stopped by. His love was Christ like, loving everyone unconditionally.
Ed and Lynda were members of the Big Horn Ranch where they spent many days camping, hunting and spending time with the wonderful Ranch members.
Ed was a big man with an even bigger heart, his circle of friends and family could reach to the moon and back. He had a heart as big as Gold, and was true example of Christ like behavior. Ed has a testimony of his Heavenly Father and was grateful for all he had been given. Ed was a wonderful husband and good provider; he will be missed every moment of the day.
We would like to thank Huntsman Cancer Institute and all the loving professional doctors and nurses, along with the Hospice team. We would like to thank everyone for all their loving condolences and expressions of love.
Funeral services will be Monday, September 28, 2015 11:00 a.m. at American Fork 29th Ward, 673 East 300 North, American Fork. Viewings will be held Sunday from 6-8 at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork and on Monday 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment at American Fork Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
Darrell J. Proctor, 91, passed away September 17, 2015 in American Fork, Utah. Born August 16, 1924 in American Fork to Darrell Gardner and Elma Gertrude Wells Proctor. He married Rosemary Tuttle on July 14, 1942 in Preston Idaho. They later solemnized their marriage on January 12, 1945 in the Salt Lake Temple. Rosemary passed away July 17, 2007.
He saw many parts of world while serving on Army Hospital ships during WW2. He was employed at Geneva Steel for many years as a crane operator and was a lifelong farmer. He loved the Gospel and served in many callings. He especially loved being an ordinance worker in the Provo Temple and a missionary at the Bishop's Storehouse.
He is survived by his children: Sharon (Ernest) Dean, Steven (Kathy) Proctor, Ken (Vicky) Proctor, Scott (Vonda) Proctor, Mark (Sue) Proctor, and Bill (Jo) Proctor, 37 grandchildren, 102 great grandchildren, a sister, Merma (Gaylon) Winters, sisters-in-law Kathryn Proctor, Kathy Proctor, Dorothy Griffths and Dorothy Tuttle.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Robert, Blair, and Dan. 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the American Fork 5th Ward, 380 South 300 East. A viewing will be held Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork and Wednesday at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Burial will be in the American Fork Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
William "Big Bill" Thomas Keith, 41, passed away September 6, 2015 in Draper, Utah. Born October, 1973 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Elaine Anderson Keith Hensley.
He is survived by his mother Elaine, grandmother Ramona, father Don, brothers Jim, David, Dale and their families, sister Stac Parker and her family, aunts and uncles and their families, and a big family of friends who loved Big Bill as their son, brother and Uncle Bill.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel, 6141 West 11000 North in Highland. A private family viewing will be held from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. A private interment service at a future time.
In lieu of flowers, we would ask that you send any donations to the 'Memorial Fund W.T. Keith "Big Bill"' at http://dm2.gofund.me/jp3mpa2c.
Jayne Ellen Pulley
1957 ~ 2015
Jayne Ellen Wooley Pulley, 58 of Riverton, Utah, died Thursday, September 3, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. Jayne was born February 5,1957 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the daughter of Jay and Ella Wooley. She married Allen G Pulley August 1, 1980, in the Manti LDS Temple.
Jayne was a faithful member of the LDS church, she spent most of her time serving in the Primary; a calling she loved. She will be remembered for her kind heart and giving spirit. Her life was centered around her children, and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include her husband Allen Pulley. Her children: Shaun (Shaelle), Brittany, Heather, Ian, and 5 grandchildren: Valerie, Joshua, Allen, Clara, and William. She is also survived by her mother Ella Wooley, and four siblings: Judi, Jill, Joel (David), Joni.
Funeral services will be Friday September 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Brookwood Ward (1900 W 11970 S Riverton, UT 84065) Family and friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brookwood Ward, and Friday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the Brookwood Ward. Burial will be in the American Fork Cemetery (26 W 600 N St).
We would like to thank Rocky Mountain hospice, and the Huntsman Cancer Institute. We would especially like to thank our Family and our Brookwood Ward Family for the loving care and kindness shown to our family, my wife and our mother. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com
Michael Patrick Olson, 15, passed away on September 4th, 2015 in Lehi, Utah.
Born November 1st, 1999 in Orem, Utah to Stacey Berg and Derek Nelson.
Michael was a compassionate and loving young man who brought light to those around him with his remarkable sense of humor and genuine love for all. From a young age, Michael aspired to reach for the stars and become a pilot, surgeon, and a writer. At only 15 years of age, he had an incredible amount of potential. Michael’s interests included the WWII era, Civil Air Patrol, Commemorative Air Force, speaking new languages, playing records such as Benny Goodman on his classic trumpet horn turntable, creating comics, and watching anime with his best friends.
He is survived by his mother Stacey Ann Berg, his father Derek Shane Nelson, his sisters Brooklyn, Tristen and Hailey, his brother Tyson, Grandparents Randall and Theresa Johnson, step father Ian Berg, step siblings Skye, Arya, and Kristen, , and aunts and uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 10th, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Sunrise Chapel at Camp Williams, 17800 South Camp Williams Road, Riverton Utah.
Viewings will be held September 9th on Wednesday night from 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary Chapel, 49 East 100 North, American Fork and September 10th, Thursday morning from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the service at the Camp Williams Sunrise Chapel at Camp Williams 17800 South Camp Williams Road, Riverton, Utah. Burial will be in Lehi City Cemetery.
An account has been set up for the family. Donations may be made to the Michael Olson fund at Wells Fargo Bank.
Arriel F. Green 91, formerly of Quartzsite, Arizona and Twin Falls, Idaho, died September 4, 2015, surrounded by his loved ones at Manila Hills Home assisted living facility owned by his cousin and her husband, Dian and Dave Gibb. Arriel was born October 23, 1923, in Glenns Ferry, Idaho. He is the oldest of four sons born to Wilmer Farriel Green and Henrietta Logan. Arriel served in World War II in the Signal Corps attached to the 10th Air Force, in CBI (China, Burma, India). After an honorable discharge he met Ethel Merese Meacham of Burley, Idaho at the Radio Rondevoo skating rink in Twin Falls. They were married on October 23, 1946, in the Idaho Falls LDS temple and are the parents of six children who were all raised in Twin Falls. Merese preceded him in death on May 9, 1978.
Arriel was active in the Snake River Council of The Boy Scouts of America and received the coveted Silver Beaver award in 1962. He was Council Adult Training chairman for four years at Camp T.E. Roach as well as other areas of the Magic Valley. He held other positions in the council during his 48 years of service in the Scouting program. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, serving in many scout callings. He was office manager for Consolidated Freightways in Twin Falls, from April 1950 to May 1986. Upon retirement he sold his home, bought a motor home and retired to Quartzsite, Arizona where he made many new friends and continued in his church service as Branch Clerk.
He is proceeded in death by his wife, Merese, daughter Patricia, special friend Helen Dutson, parents, step-father Marvin Melvin Jones, two brothers, Cleon and Eldon, step-brother William (Bill) Paul Jones and step-sister Catherin McGowan. He is survived by three sons, Larry (Guen) Green of Twin Falls, Idaho, A. Lynn (Emma) Green of Middleton, Idaho and Lonnie Green of Cedar Hills, Utah. Two daughters Peggy (Allan) Whittekiend of Wendell, Idaho and Penny (Harlo) Park of Pleasant Grove, Utah, and his brother Glenden G. (Betty) Green of Havre, Montana. He has 18 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and two great great granddaughters.
Special Thanks to Dave, Dian and their wonderful staff who lovingly took care of Dad for the past two years. We also appreciate I-Care Home Health & Hospice for their care and attention given to Dad and our family, especially Ludean Bishop for the countless hours she spent helping Dad and visiting with him about his lifetime work and love for Family History.
Funeral services will be held at the LDS Chapel 1700 Elizabeth Blvd, Twin Falls, Idaho on Saturday, September 12, 2015. The family will receive visitors from 10:00 to 10:45 am with services to follow at 11:00. Graveside services and Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Park, Twin Falls, Idaho. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the General Missionary Fund for the LDS church or Boy Scouts of America.
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