Byron Hale Stoddard was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho on Dec. 18, 1939 to Verner Lee Stoddard & Dorothy (Dora Jacobs) Stoddard. They lived in Spencer, Idaho until October 1942 when the family moved to Price, Utah. The family moved to Dragerton, Utah now called East Carbon City in 1948. He was baptized into the LDS church. Byron graduated from Carbon High School & Carbon College. Then he earned a BS degree in psychology at Weber State College in Ogden, Utah. He attended Stockholm College in Sweden. He was also in the National Guard for 8 years.
Byron was a reader & collector of many, many, books. He was also, athletic, & a talented oil painter. He participated in baseball, football, wrestling, & boxing. Later, he was an award winning skeet shooter. Working with special needs clients and coaching Special Olympics was his favorite career choice.
Byron was a joy to be around. He was fun, funny, a great dancer & socializer. He loved friends, family, & good visits. Also, he loved root beer floats, V-8 juice, & his dogs Bosco & Jessica.
He married Anita Que’re Jensen from Brittany France in September of 1969. Later divorced. He married Marlene Woodard Lavake on Nov. 9, 2004. She passed away Jan. 15, 2014 in Clearfield, Utah.
Byron passed away Mon. Sept. 26, 2016 at 6pm at Chancellor Gardens in Clearfield, Utah. He was selected as the “Senior Prom” King there in Feb. 2015. We appreciate the staff there for their exceptional care & to the Hospice nurses. Byron passed away from heart problems & pneumonia.
We will miss his smile, wit & upbeat personality, & treasure the memories of many good times spent together.
Preceded in death by his parents and brother Rondo Sam Stoddard. Survived by 2 sisters Brenda Stoddard (Lindsey) Darts of Roy, Utah & Sharon Stoddard Beck of American Fork, Utah and loving nieces, nephews & cousins.
A celebration of his life will be held later.
Leo Noble Larson was called home on September 25, 2016. He was born September 6, 1948 in Provo, Utah to Ross and Elinora Larson.
He grew up in Burley, Idaho and graduated from Burley High School. He attended Ricks College before serving in the New Zealand LDS mission from 1967-1969. After returning from his mission, he married his sweetheart, Cynthia Ann Whittaker in the Idaho Falls Temple on August 7th, 1970.
Leo was a hardworking, dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was always an active member of the LDS church, holding various callings throughout the years. He worked for the LDS Church for thirty-three years. Leo loved planning and taking trips, having family barbecues, and collecting coins. He was an example of how to work hard, give service, and maintain a sense of humor through all of life’s trials.
He is survived by his loving wife Cynthia of 46 years; three children: Todd (Laura) Larson, Elaina (Matt) Poulsen, Christa (Danny) Swenson and 14 grandchildren; siblings Joyce Lundgren, Kathy (Craig Maughan), Reed (Lori) Larson, and Raedene Blucher.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Norman, and son Robert.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 30 at 10:00am at the Eaglecrest 3rd Ward Chapel, 700 W 2600 N, Lehi, UT.
A viewing will be held at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 6141 W 11000 N, Highland, UT on Thursday, September 29th from 6:00pm- 8:00pm and from 8:45am- 9:45am at the church prior to the funeral. Interment will be in the American Fork Cemetery.
Carol Crowther Sharp died, September 24, 2016 in American Fork, Utah. She was born October 28, 1928 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The daughter of Junius L. Crowther and Mary Dredge Crowther.
She met Dee V. Sharp after his return from the military on a blind date then waited for him while he served a mission. They were married on June 3, 1949 in the Logan Temple.
Carol graduated from Malad High School, and attended Brigham Young University where she played the flute in the orchestra and sang in the BYU choir.
She served with her husband in the presidency of the Provo, Temple as an assistant to the matron from September 1992 to September 1995.
She served missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with her husband in Hawaii and in Washington DC.
She is survived by her husband, Dee, her four children, Marlin D. (Julia) Sharp, Bruce V. (Nancy) Sharp, Corinne S. (Kevin) Malone, and Deanne S (Richard) Allred and grandmother of Twenty two grandchildren and great grandmother of forty three great grandchildren, two sisters Rosemary (Leo) Wilcox, Farmington, Utah and Vella (Keith) Perkins, Orem, Utah and one brother Sheldon (Sharolyn) Crowther, Orem, Utah.
She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, a twin sister, and one grandson.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the American Fork 38th Ward, 2433 West 450 South, Pleasant Grove. A viewing will be held Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork and Thursday at the church from 9:45-:10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Burial will be in the American Fork Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the LDS Humanitarian Fund.
Mary “Jean” Nicol Robinson went to celebrate her anniversary with Mick on Wednesday September 21, 2016 at the age of 83. She was born on June 11, 1933 in Provo, Utah to Thomas Murdock Nicol and Ellis Deloris Bethers. She married Mick Robinson on September 22, 1984 in American Fork, UT. He died October 6, 1994.
She is survived by her brother Paul Nicol and her sister Betty Nicol Christensen. Her children: Brad Carter, Jay (Julie) Robinson, Kathy (Ken) Rice, Nicole (Lowell) Fullmer, Jolene (Neil) Lundell, Mindy (Justin) Anderson. Fourteen grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren, and Daisy.
Funeral services will be held Monday, September 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with a viewing beforehand from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary on 49 East 100 North American Fork, Utah. A viewing will be held Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the same place. She will be buried in the American Fork Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
Robert Vernal Johnson passed away on Monday, September 19, 2016 at the age of 85 in his daughter’s home in Highland, Utah. He was surrounded by his loving family.
Bob was born March 8, 1931 in Murray, Utah to Vernal Melvin and Gwendolyn Taylor Johnson. He was the oldest of four children.
Bob met his sweetheart, Leon, at a church dance. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on September 6, 1951. Bob was a devoted husband and father of five girls. He always made it a priority to spend time with his family. Bob and Leon loved to travel and their family shares many wonderful memories boating at Bear Lake and Lake Powell. Bob’s beloved companion, Leon, passed away six months ago and the family is confident of their joyful reunion.
Bob had a successful career in the grocery business. He started working for Albertson’s and was quickly recognized as a dedicated and hard worker by all who knew him. He had many opportunities to open and manage new stores throughout Salt Lake. He later went into business for himself, owning and operating a number of stores including Mr. J’s, Bobco’s, and Food 4 Less. He also served for several years as the President of the Utah Retail Grocers Association.
Bob was a devoted member of the LDS church, and had a testimony of the gospel. He spent many years serving in various callings in the church. He and Leon served two full-time missions, the St. George Visitors Center, and the Salt Lake Temple Square Mission. They also completed a church service mission at the LDS Employment Services in American Fork, Utah. Bob’s life of service and dedication to the Lord were evidence of his love for the Savior, which he shared and passed on to his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his sisters Dee Ann Dykman, Sharon (Ed) Mears; and his five daughters Janet (Kent) Mendenhall, Perri (Ron) Ebert, Shelley (Lloyd) Barker, Lori (Warren) Kirk, and Randi (Berto) Dunn; 24 grandchildren, and 49 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, his brother Lynn, and great granddaughter Emmaline Ruth Barker.
The family would like to thank Shelley at Envision Care for her compassionate service to our parents.
The funeral services will be held Saturday September 24, 2016 11:00 a.m., with a viewing beforehand from 9:45-10:45 at the American Fork North 19th Ward Chapel on 1305 North 100 East in American Fork, Utah. A viewing will be held Friday, September 23, 2016 from 6:00-7:30 at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 6141 West 11000 North (Timpanogos Highway), Highland, Utah. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the LDS Church Missionary Fund.
Thomas Andrew Gilles
August 25, 1964- September 17, 2016
You know the quote that says “You never know what someone is going through, so be kind”? This past year, this quote has never been truer for our family.
For the last year our wonderful husband, father, sibling, friend, and exceptionally kind and generous man, Thomas Andrew Gilles, has been struggling with bi-polar with depression and psychosis. He was in and out of the hospital several times and we have been fighting to keep him both alive and back to the person we have known and loved for years. Many of you were unaware of how difficult this time has been for us.
This week, despite heroic efforts, we lost that battle. Tom took his life on Sept 17, 2016 and we, the survivors, are devastated. Similar to tens of thousands of people each year, the real cause of death was mental illness.
There were so many things that brought joy into Tom’s life. He loved spending time with his family, traveling, his family, music, skiing, his family hiking, bad jokes, sarcastic humor, and his family (in case we haven’t mentioned that one).
He had an infectious laugh and a generous heart. How can someone who was so loved have struggled so hard to feel this love?
Our family has been overwhelmed by the kindness, thoughtfulness, and support of family, friends, students, teachers, band members, neighbors, members of the local church, and people we barely know. To each of you, we thank you in this most difficult time.
Tom leaves behind his wife of 22 years, Alison, and their 4 children, Wyatt (19), Lucas (17), Ethan (14) and Emery (11). Their lives will be forever altered by the after effects of mental illness. His loving in-laws, Rick and Cyndie Moore, and brother-in-law Casey (Kris) Moore and their children have been a large part of his life, and they will miss him dearly. He will also be missed by many close and dear friends, as well as the family’s two little dogs, Chewie and Rigby.
Tom was the youngest in a family of eleven and is survived by his 7 brothers and 3 sisters: Norman J. (Ann) Gilles, Alan P. (Linda) Gilles, Jack Gilles, Maureen (Paul) Robertson, Timothy Gilles, Teresa (Larry) Llewellyn, Kevin Gilles, Mary K. Gilles (Stephen R. Leone), David Gilles and Stephen (Tina) Gilles, as well as their children and grand children. He is predeceased by his parents Norman J. and Jeannette M. Gilles.
Tom was born in Seattle, Washington and moved to Utah in the late 1980’s because he was an avid skier and was inspired by the greatest snow on earth.
A time for sharing condolences and memories will be held on Friday, Sept. 30th.
Friday September 30th, 2016
There will be brief comments around 5:00. But people are encouraged to drop in at any time, even briefly to share support and condolences.
Northhampton House Reception Center
198 W 300 N
American Fork, UT 84003
As the family will be under considerable economic stress, in lieu of flowers, any contribution to the Tom Gilles Memorial/Family Support fund would be greatly appreciated https://www.gofundme.com/2pq4b7df
Geraldine Rose Penrod Duncan
Geraldine (Gerry) Rose Penrod Duncan passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the age of 86. She was born in Lehi, Utah to LeGrande Wells Penrod and Daisy Powell Penrod on August 30, 1930. She was a “blue baby” weighing under 3 pounds and was not expected to live through the night. She was put in a shoe box and placed in the oven of the old coal burning stove and lived (thanks to Aunt Ollie) to tell her story.
She was the oldest of seven children born to LeGrande and Daisy. Her siblings are JoAnn (deceased), Carol (deceased), Joyce (Boyd) Wathen (Lehi, Utah), William (Bill) Penrod (deceased), Ilean (William) Despain (St. George, Utah), and Debbie Warnick (Lehi, Utah). She is reunited with her parents, husband, two sisters, brother and two grandchildren (Philip and Macae) who preceded her in passing.
Gerry was raised in American Fork, Utah and attended Harrington Elementary School, American Fork Junior High School and the old American Fork High School on “the hill.” She was an American Fork Caveman and had cherished memories of the LDS Church, the American Fork/Lehi communities and school activities she participated in (especially theatrical productions, AF marching band/orchestra). She enjoyed her many good and true friends (and wonderful family) from the American Fork area that she considered a blessing in her life.
On April 19, 1951, she married William (Bill) Thomas Duncan (on leave from the Navy during the Korean War) in the Salt Lake Temple. To this union were added three sons, Scott Thomas (Springville), William Bradley (Loretta) (Sandy, Utah), and James Corey (Charlene) (Sandy, Utah). She also loved and adored her eleven grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren.
Bill and Gerry eventually settled in Springville, Utah. After her three sons were in school, she went to work part-time as a clerk and accountant, then a full-time secretary to the Principal of Springville High School (just long enough to make sure her sons graduated), then she went to work as a medical secretary for Doctor Douglas Smith (a doctor of internal medicine). Again, she had many wonderful friends and family in the Springville area.
Gerry loved the LDS Church and had a wonderful testimony. She served as Cub Scout Den Mother, Ward and Stake Drama Director (15 years), Sunday School Teacher, Homemaking Leader, Cultural Refinement Teacher, Ward and Stake Relief Society President and worked in the LDS German Extraction Program for over 10 years. She served as the Director of the Springville Utah Stake Family Record Extraction Program. She also served a part-time family history mission for one year in FamilySearch and a full-time mission in Family Records Extraction Support in Salt Lake. She extracted over 400 thousand names before her death.
Funeral arrangements are as follows: There will be a viewing at Anderson and Sons Mortuary (49 East 100 North, American Fork, Utah) on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 6-8 pm. Funeral services will be held the next day, Thursday, September 22, 2016 beginning at 11:00 am. There will be a viewing the same day at the same location from 9:45 to 10:45 am. Internment will be at the Springville Evergreen Cemetery following the services.
Tawnya Sue Petersen Judd passed on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016. Tawnya was born April 27, 1967 in Provo, Utah to Mildred Estella Klein and Gary Petersen.
Tawnya had a passion for movies, she loved music and dancing in the rain. She was very kind and giving person always willing to take in anyone who needed help. She always made sure that everyone knew that she loved them.
She is survived by her children: Landers (Kevin) Diamond, Koley (Karleigh) Judd, Payden (Mekenna) Judd; Ellora Judd and her father Gary and his wife Carol Petersen and her sister April Petersen. Tawnya is preceded in death by her Mother Mildred (Mimi) Petersen and her daughter Channing.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 16, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Anderson & Sons Mortuary Chapel, 49 East 100 North American fork Utah. A viewing will be held Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary and Friday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Burial will be in the American Fork Cemetery. Please share a memory.
Mabel (Ginger) Therese LaPointe LaBrune passed peacefully in her home on the morning of Thursday, September 8th, 2016. She leaves a legacy of love, laughter, integrity and a deep and abiding faith in the Savior. Through her example of a gospel-centered life, she taught her children and grandchildren the power of prayer, the power of faith, the power of forgiveness. She was truly good and without guile.
Born on May 3, 1927 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, Ginger was the third child of Lionel Joseph LaPointe and Aurore Elodia (Gaumonde) LaPointe. At the tender age of seven, her mother passed away and a short time later her grandmother passed away. These early losses left a tenderness in her heart that continued throughout her life. On November 17th, 1957 she married the love of her life, Lawrence Daniel LaBrune Sr. Their civil marriage was later solemnized in the Los Angeles Temple on February 14th, 1976. These two great and noble spirits created an environment filled with a love of learning, a love of the outdoors and a home where the Spirit would be welcomed. They were exemplary examples of loyalty to each other, to their family, friends and to
Ginger’s mortal journey was filled with both joyous days and days of trial. As she passed through trials her faith never wavered. Losing her beloved husband almost seven years ago may have been her biggest test. However, even this most daunting of trials was faced with grace and patience. Her sure knowledge that she would be reunited with him and have him for the eternities strengthened her and those around her.
Ginger served in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with a happy and willing heart. She accepted callings and completed her assignments with exactness. She served her fellowman because she loved them. She loved her fellowman because she first loved the Lord. She was obedient and faithful to the end and most assuredly has had the singular joy of hearing, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”
Ginger is survived by her four children: Patrick (Kathryn) LaBrune, Steven LaBrune,
Lawrence (Terece) LaBrune II, Kathy (Ray) Kinghorn and her brother, Roger (Claire) LaPointe. Her posterity includes 12 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday in the Anderson & Sons Mortuary at 49 East 100 North at 11:00a.m. A viewing will be held Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday from 9:45 to 10:45 prior. Please share a memory below.
Virginia Small Richan, 85, of American Fork, Utah passed away at home surrounded by her children September 9, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born February 16, 1931 in American Fork the daughter of Owen K and Alice Welsh Small. She married Carl Richan July 3, 1953 in American Fork, Utah and he preceded her in death January 26, 1976. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Hawaii LDS Temple February 3, 1990.
Virginia worked for Utah Valley Regional Medical center as a records clerk for 19 years. She was known around town for her love of her little red 1962 Chevy Impala which she drove for 50 years. She loved gardening and canning her own grown food. She loved nature and spending time with her family especially with her son 4 wheeling.
She is survived by her children: Carolyn (Lon) Anderson; Janet (Randall Honey; Delene (Robert) Brimhall; Raymond Carl Richan; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild and two brothers, Robert and George K Small. She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and a grandson.
Services will be held Wednesday September 14, 2016 at 11:00 am in the American Fork Cemetery, 600 North Center Street. A viewing will be held prior to the services from 9:45 to 10:45 am at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, Am. Fork.
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