Beverly Marie Willesen Vaughn, 72, passed away September 27, 2017 in Provo, Utah. Born November 11, 1944 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Glen Odell Willesen and Irene Christensen Willesen. She married Larry Richard Vaughn December 31, 1984 in Las Vegas. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple.
Beverly loved painting, gardening, canning, quilting and genealogy. She was a member of KOA camping group and an active member of the LDS Church.
She is survived by her children: Phillip (Myrna) Loveless, Michael (Sarah) Loveless, Gregory (Nicole) Loveless, 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, brother Glen Willesen, Sister Darla McIver. She was preceded in death by her husband Larry.
Funeral services will be held Monday, October 2, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the Hillcrest 3rd Ward, 1120 North 150 West, American Fork. A viewing will be held from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. prior to the services. Burial will be in the Bothwell Cemetery, 11580 West 11200 North, Bothwell, Utah near Tremonton, Utah at 4:15 p.m. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
Russell Bruce Cutler (45)
Russell was called home on September 25th at 9:10pm from complications stemming from stage 4 liver cancer.
The family considers it a tender mercy that he passed away just two days after being diagnosed.
Russell was born to Bruce and Penny Cutler on August 2, 1972 in Ogden UT, the 3rd of 6 children (Shaun, Kim, Angie, Lori, Heather (Booga)). Garry Belton later became his step-dad, and Dawn Cutler his step-mom.
As a young boy, Russell would roam the neighborhood looking for friends to play with. We would find him in the middle of a basketball game surrounded by kind friends who didn’t mind having their game interrupted so that he could shoot a few free-throws. He waved at every car that went by, and would always want to shake your hand (left handed) and ask you your name. Everywhere you went with Russ, he would know someone, or someone would recognize him.
Even though he had many challenges, Russell loved this life. He especially loved school, Special Olympics, swimming, BYU, the Jazz, rodeos, pretty girls, bowling, car rides, Lagoon, McDonalds, root beer, pickups, Kenny Rogers and Alabama.
Uncle Russ had a special relationship with his nieces and nephews and had a special affection for babies. He had a great sense of humor, and a smile that was infectious. He was born perfect, and left this world perfect. He rose above his challenges, and blessed the lives of many.
Russell was preceded in death by his dad and is survived by a family and friends that love him, and lots of pretty girls that he tried his best to love. Russell is also survived by his little buddy Sophie, and the second half of Susie’s BYU story.
The family would like to thank all the wonderful friends and caregivers that added so much to Russell’s quality of life...
Everyone who ever let him interrupt their basketball game, or church talk… or who smiled and waved back, or recognized him and said hi, or tolerated an extra-hard kiss. We thank you.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you enjoy a root beer, and wave at a stranger.
There will be a viewing at 9:00am and funeral service at 10:00am on Monday, October 2nd at the LDS chapel at 895 North 900 East in American Fork
There will also be a viewing Monday, Oct 2nd from 6pm-8pm at Lindquist Mortuary in North Ogden, and a viewing from 9:30am-10:30am Tuesday, October 3rd at the LDS Chapel 386 East Elberta Dr. in North Ogden, followed by the funeral at 11:00am.
Happy trails, Russ.
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Delma Kay Huntsman Olsen was born April 25, 1941 to Delbert and Norah Kathleen (Kay) Woodham Huntsman in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was the second child and the first daughter born to the couple. Three younger brothers and two younger sisters would later follow. She moved many times in her early years until settling in Pleasant Grove, UT where she graduated from high school.
She married Arthur "Gary" Olsen on August 17, 1959. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple with their 6 children (4 girls and 2 boys]. Delma's life was dedicated to her family, which included 25 grandchildren and several greatgrandchildren, and the LDS church. She had several callings in the church many of which involved working with the youth through sports, scouts, and teaching them the gospel. She had a passion for painting and loved sharing her many talents with others.
Her outgoing personality and competitive nature brought her many life-long friends and she will be dearly missed. Delma returned home to her loved ones and heavenly father on September 23.
She is survived by her daughters; Julie, Nickie, Trudee, and Mary, and her siblings; Mike, Russ, Jeanie, and Fran. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband; Gary, sons; Gary Jr. and Rod, grandson Del, and brothers; Tiny and Stacy.
Funeral services will be Thursday September 28, 2017 at 11:00 am in the Mount Mahogany 5th Ward, 1541 North 1300 West, Pleasant Grove, UT. Friends may call Wednesday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel 6141 West 11000 North, Highland, UT and at the church Thursday from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Burial will take place at the Pleasant Grove cemetery.
Heather Larson Butts unexpectedly left this earth Saturday, September 23, 2017, in Cedar Hills, Utah. A viewing to greet family will be held at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork, Utah, on Thursday, September 28th, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the LDS Hillcrest chapel, 100 West 1120 North, American Fork, Utah, on Friday, September 29th, at 12:00 noon, with a viewing from 10:45 - 11:45.
Heather was born December 13, 1985, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was the second child born to Mark A. Larson and Karen Romans Larson of American Fork, Utah. Her childhood was spent in Sugar City, Idaho and American Fork. All of her life she enjoyed spending time with friends and family and in the great outdoors. She made friends easily and had a contagious smile. Her spunky, sassy, bubbly attitude kept life fun and she was liked by all. She truly lit up whatever room she walked into. Heather’s greatest joy in life was spending time with her two beautiful daughters and her husband Nate.
She leaves behind her loving husband Nathan Ray Butts; two daughters, Macie and Millie Marchbanks; three step children, Summer, Alyssa, and Jamison Butts; parents, Mark and Karen Larson; sister Stacie Larson Rupp (Jonathan) and their three children; sister Heidi Larson Bradshaw (Nicholas); brother Lars Erik Larson; grandparents Sander Larson and Merlyn Millburn Larson and Renae Lee Romans; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her grandfather, William Kenneth Romans.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at any Mountain America Credit Union branch to the Heather Larson Butts Memorial account. This is a grandparent’s account and will be used to help care for her girls. Burial will take place in the East Lawn Memorial cemetery. Please share a memory below.
John Paul Fugal passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at his home in Lindon. He was born in Pleasant Grove, Utah on August 18, 1921 to Jens Peter and Lavina Christina Christensen Fugal. He was the youngest of eight children and was sometimes called “the runt,” but at 6’ 6”, he was the tallest in his family. John earned the rank of Eagle Scout and loved scouting. He graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 1939 and then attended Utah State University for two years. He was a member of the Utah National Guard. After serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Northern California, he completed his bachelor’s degree in math, physics and geology at BYU in 1948. John married Elma Widdison, a school teacher he met at BYU, on June 8, 1949 in the Salt Lake Temple. In 1959, he received the first master’s degree in Religious Education awarded by BYU and went on to obtain a doctorate degree in 1967, also in Religious Education. He taught seminary for 20 years and religion at BYU for 20 years.
He loved learning and teaching and directed study tours to parts of the pioneer trail, American Heritage and church history sites, the Holy Land, and lands of the Book of Mormon.
An active member of the LDS Church, John served in many callings, including branch president at the MTC, bishop, and patriarch. He and Elma served missions in England and in the Hawaii Temple Visitors’ Center.
John and Elma are the parents of seven children: Jens Peter (Annette), Kentucky; Pamela Grass Bodell (Wade), Orem; Deborah, deceased; John Robert (Eloise), Lindon; Amy Raun (Richard), Lindon; Jared Widdison (Valene), American Fork; and Mahonri, stillborn. They have 41 grandchildren and 56 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Delbert J, Vida Leone, Alda Viola, Glen Roy, Genevieve, Jean Aldous, Anna Letha and by a grandson, Micah Fugal, and a great-grandson, Gideon Grass.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 29, at 11 a.m. in the Lindon Central Stake Center, 56 East 600 North. Viewings will be held on Thursday, September 28, at the Lindon 3rd Ward Building, 320 West 500 North, from 6-8 p.m. and on Friday morning from 9:00-10:30. Interment will be in the Lindon Cemetery.
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Michael Lorin Taylor, 70, of Orem passed away on Friday, September 22nd due to a car accident.
Mike was born in Stockton, California on October 30, 1946 to William Lorin and Virginia Davis Taylor. Mike graduated from Rancho High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, class of 1965. He served an LDS mission in the Northern Indian Mission from 1966-68. While on his mission, he was in a tragic accident that left him with a traumatic brain injury. Through great faith and determination, Mike relearned to walk, talk, and play the piano again. Despite Mike’s physical limitations, he went on to graduate from Weber State University with a degree in Physical Education. He was a well-known and well-liked substitute teacher throughout the valley.
From a very early age, Mike had a love of running. While running for Rancho High School, he broke the Nevada State record in the mile. After his accident, Mike worked tirelessly to regain that ability and was eventually invited to train with the BYU Cross Country team. He counted it a great blessing in his life that he was able to run again and shared his love of running with those around him. Because of his inspirational story, he was nominated to be an Olympic Torch Bearer for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Mike treasured that experience and was grateful for the opportunity.
Later in life, Mike replaced his love of running with a love of fishing. Mike spent many hours on the Provo River, enjoying the solitude and beauty of the canyon. Not only did Mike see the beauty of the world around him, but he had a unique ability to see the beauty in others as well. He was always looking for ways to uplift and encourage those he came in contact with. In recent years, through social media, he had a large following all over the world that looked forward to his daily uplifting posts full of beauty, short messages, and inspirational music.
Mike truly was a man without guile. He had a Christ-like way of always seeing the good in others. He spent so much of his time serving the downtrodden and lonely. He loved his family unconditionally and enjoyed spending time with them. Mike spent many years taking care of his mother and considered this a great privilege and blessing. He had a deep and abiding faith in his Savior and never shied away from sharing his testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ with others.
Mike is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his siblings, Susan (Steve) Sorenson of Orem, Jack (Thalia) of Provo, Charles of Lake Forest, California, Larry (Diann) Davis of Hooper, Utah, half-brother Dr. Bill (Kim) Taylor of Eagle, Idaho, step brothers and sisters Dr. Phil (Joyce) Roberts, Salt Lake City, Utah, Cheryl (John) Kaupalolo, and Michele (Armelio) Cabatingan of Maui, Hawaii, Wyman (Lorene) Roberts of Dallas, Texas, step-mother Barbara Taylor of Provo, Utah, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at 11:00a.m. in the Orem 1st Ward building, 80 South, 280 East, Orem, Utah. A viewing will be held on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson and Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork and Thursday from 9:45-10:45 a.m at the Orem 1st Ward. Burial in the American Fork City Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
Michael Duane Erickson
Heaven gained a sweet angel. Mike passed away September, 16 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 7, 1938 to Duane Jones Erickson and Lenna Thurber Erickson. He married his sweetheart Sue Peterson on May 4, 1963. The marriage was later solemnized in the Mt Timpanogos Temple. They were married for 54 wonderful years. They had two daughters Stacie and Cathy, seven grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
He graduated from Monroe High, Snow collage and Utah State University. He retired from PacifiCorp as a Right Away Agent. Mike’s yard was his pride and joy. He spent countless hours working to move it beautiful. He grew an amazing garden which he enjoyed sharing with others. He enjoyed serving a mission with his wife at the McKay Eddington Learning Center.
He is survived by his wife, daughter and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Cathy, parents, brother David, in-laws Keith and Bernice Petersen, brother-in-law Steven Petersen.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the American Fork 29th Ward, 680 East 300 North. A viewing will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork and Saturday at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in American Fork Cemetery. Please share a memory below.
Jack Josiah Capell, 86, of Pleasant Grove, Utah passed away Thursday September 14, 2017 in Provo, Utah. Born February 3, 1931 in Pocatello, Idaho, the son of James Bailey Capell and Flora Emmaline Marley. He was raised by his loving mother and he had great respect for his step-father George Hartley Siler. Jack married Nola Adamson in Pocatello, Idaho on July 15, 1952. Jack and Nola had five children and were later divorced. He later married Anna Rose (Annie) Ruggirello on August 15, 1983. She preceded him in death on July 10, 1999.
Jack was a Korean War veteran proudly serving in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Collett (DD-730 Destroyer) serving as a Fireman - Engine/Mechanical Apprentice and received a total of 5 medals and commendations during his active service. Jack also served in the United States Naval Construction Battalion (SeaBees) for 18 years as a Construction Mechanic First Class. Jack worked for Union Pacific Railroad in Idaho and Utah, U.S. Steel in Wyoming, was self-employed in Wyoming, and later retired from Geneva Steel in Orem, Utah as their Locomotive Shop Foreman.
He will always be known as a hardworking man who believed in a day’s work for a day’s pay. He is known for his mechanical skills and ability to rebuild and maintain automotive and train engines. Jack was also known for his out-going personality. He had the ability to make friends with complete strangers almost instantly.
Dad was selfless with his children. He always provided more for his family than he ever did for himself. Survivors include: his children Vincent (Mitzi) Capell; Lance (Lorraine) Capell; Collette (Kurt) Schiefelbein; Mark (Susan) Capell; 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and his sister Leah. He is preceded in death by his parents, step-father, wife, brother, two sisters, son - Jason Lee Capell, and great grandson - Cameron J Capell.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday September 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel, 6141 West 11000 North, Highland, Utah where a viewing will be held Wednesday from 9: 30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Burial will be in the Highland City Cemetery. Please share a memory below.
George Ira Ricks
George Ira Ricks of American Fork, Utah, passed away on Sunday, September 10th at age 66, after a courageous battle with cancer.
George was born on February 21, 1951, to Donna Irene Thornton and Dale Harold Ricks in American Fork, Utah. He spent his childhood learning the values of hard work and responsibility. George often reminisced about pleasant afternoons with his favorite dog, Sam, ice-skating on a homemade rink, and getting into mischief. George attended elementary school in Orem and later became an American Fork Caveman. He was a letterman on the American Fork track team, which led to a life-long passion for distance running. He served an LDS mission in Munich, Germany and then attended Brigham Young University, where he met Sharlene Ellison. They married on November 23rd, 1974.
George received his bachelor's degree in Psychology from BYU and his master's degree in social work from the so-called "real" university, the University of Utah. George loved his Utes! He had a love for serving others and for encouraging them when they were down. He worked for Wasatch Mental Health and later at the Utah State prison, both as a social worker and as an administrator. George also took great pride as a coach for the American Fork High School cross-country team. He loved working with the runners and valued the potential of each athlete.
George loved his family. He was very taken with each of his children and grandchildren and loved sharing treasures with them. He was a passionate collector and enjoyed coins, antiques, and tokens. He worked in coin shops across Utah, sharing his extensive knowledge with other collectors. George also loved hunting and fishing and went on many excursions with his family and his best buddy, Lyle Nelson.
George is survived by his loving wife, Sharlene, his children Jacob (Emily) Ricks, Shelley (Chad) Radmall, Natalie (Brian) Smith, Lindsay (Paul) Sampson, and Jeffrey Ricks, and 15 grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings: Vanae Lin, Ken Lowe, Sharleen Clemens, Jeanne Thomson, Ben Lowe, Dennis Lowe, Denise Judd, Daniel Lowe, Danielle Judd, Jerry Ricks, Harold Goode, Martha Manning, and Tomas Goode. He is preceded in death by his mother, Donna Goode, his father, Dale Ricks, his step-fathers, Ivan Lowe and Stan Goode, and his step-mother, Miriam Ricks, as well as siblings Tommy Ricks, Kay Hayden, and Robert Goode.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 16th at 11:30 a.m. at the American Fork Hillcrest Stake Center at 165 North 350 West, American Fork, Utah. Family and friends may call Friday, September 15th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Anderson and Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork or from 9:45-11:15 a.m. at the chapel prior to the funeral services. Internment will take place following funeral services at the American Fork City Cemetery.
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Clifford Wayne Edwards, beloved husband and father, passed away on September 4, 2017 at his home in Highland, Utah. He was 89 years old.
He was born on June 16, 1928 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was the fourth of ten children born to Chester Leroy Edwards and Bonita Magdalena Bowen. As a young adult, Cliff moved to Southern California where he met and married his sweetheart Barbara May Fox. They were married on August 12, 1949 in Los Angeles, California. They were married 68 years.
Cliff enjoyed the outdoors. He liked to work in his shop in the garage and was very skilled at repairing things. He was also a skilled mechanic. He was a hard worker and a man of great integrity. He was a devoted husband and father of six children. He now has 21 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. His love and sense of humor will be missed by all who loved him.
Cliff is survived by his wife Barbara and their children Shirley Mann of Pleasant Grove, UT, Patty (Dan) Stran of American Fork, UT, Wayne (Janet) Edwards of Huntington Beach, CA, Kay (Dennis) Norman of American Fork, UT, Karen (Brian) Baugh of Huntington Beach, CA and Ken Edwards of Petaluma, CA.
He is also survived by his sisters Pat Sleiter, Joyce Hansen and Marilyn Torgerson all of Humboldt, IA, Helen Thorson of Clarinda, IA and Judi Pedersen of Harlan, IA.
Cliff was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Jack Edwards, his sisters Marian Edwards, Jean Watts and Donna Grebner and his grandson Rodney Mann.
He will be laid to rest in the American Fork, Utah cemetery.
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American Fork, UT 84003
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