Maxine (Mackie) Moon Rowley passed away peacefully on October 27, 2016 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born on December 23, 1934 in Mesa, Arizona to Harold K Moon and Ellen Dewitt Moon, and grew up on farms in Arizona and Idaho.
She learned to drive as a young teenager on the family farm, and always took great pride in that skill. When she entered Lincoln High school after her family moved to Orem, Utah she encountered two of her true loves in one class when she met her sweetheart and future husband, Carl Rowley, while auditioning for choir. Mackie loved music and sang in a very popular trio all through high school, and later she was part of the BYU Program Bureau (precursor to the BYU Young Ambassadors). Mackie also performed on the drill team as a Tigerette and loved watching Carl play sports for Lincoln High.
Mackie and Carl married in the Salt Lake temple on November 10, 1954 and welcomed their first son, Creig in 1956, and over the next fourteen years they added Steve, LeeAnn, Russell, Kathleen and Val. Throughout their married life Mackie and Carl lived in California and Utah, and traveled to Mexico, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, the Caribbean and all around the United States.
Mackie especially loved vacations that involved spending time with her large extended family and enjoyed very close relationships with her brothers and sisters, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws. The more people who could attend a party, the better. Mackie was famous for her loud laugh, hilarious impressions, masterful storytelling, spectacular whistling and glamourous sunglasses. She was a skilled decorator and took pride in both her beautiful yard and the fact that she didn’t really have to do any of the yard work.
As season ticket holders for both BYU football and basketball, Carl and Mackie rarely missed a game. She loved the university and sported an extensive BYU inspired wardrobe in support of Carl’s alma mater and her employer. Mackie worked for the BYU Health Center for over 20 years.
She adored her grandkids, and they all knew it. She was able to hand crochet blankets for many of the grandchildren, and every one of them felt her special love and attention and learned how to have fun by following her example.
Mackie was a devoted and faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She loved the gospel and served in many callings throughout her lifetime including in Relief Society and Primary presidencies. She and Carl were called to serve as ordinance workers in the Mount Timpanogas temple before her declining health forced her to stop, but she felt the importance of the work and had joy in her service.
Maxine is preceded in death by her parents, three siblings, her son Steve, her son Russ, and her daughter-in-law, Lori. She is survived by her husband Carl, their children Creig (Laurie); LeeAnn (Dean) Payne; Kathleen (Jim) Francis; Val (Merilee) and two daughters-in-law: Mary Rowley and Tamara Rowley; as well as 25 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 11:00am at the Grove Creek Stake Center, 1176 North 730 East Pleasant Grove, Utah. Visitors are welcome Tuesday evening, November 1 from 6:00 - 8:00 or Wednesday morning from 9:45 – 10:45 at the same address. Interment will be immediately following the services at the Orem City Cemetery. Please share a memory below.
Loretta Ann Young returned to her Heavenly Father on Oct 23, 2016. She was born June 18, 1954 in Salt Lake City Utah to Horst and Marianne Young who had emigrated from Germany in 1953. She was the 2nd of 3 three children. Loretta was one of Heavenly Father’s special children that is now free of the limitations that hindered her earthly life. She is now reunited with her Daddy and is laughing, singing, dancing and sharing stories as she missed him dearly for many years.
Growing up, Loretta loved to talk, tell stories, reminisce and laugh. She enjoyed swimming, hiking, speaking German, and had a love for singing, music, her records, magazines and movies. Loretta competed in the Special Olympics and even won a gold medal in swimming. She enjoyed her time spent at the Columbus School and Camp Kostopulos. Loretta lived at home with her family until age 21 and then moved to a group home where she enjoyed her independence.
Loretta was a member of the LDS church and was sealed to her family the Mount Timpanogos Temple 2005. Loretta most recently lived at the Utah State Development Center in American Fork since 1989. A special thanks to Loretta’s friends and caregivers at USDC, and especially Leann Woodbury, for the many years of friendship and care they showed to Loretta.
Loretta looked forward to and enjoyed her weekly visits with her Mom, sister Monika, faithful friends Erika, Evelyn and Schatzi and other dear friends over the years. Loretta was preceded in death by her father Horst L. Young.
She is survived by her mother, Marianne Young and her two siblings, Monika Young Olschewski, Richard J. (Leah) Young and her 2 nieces and 5 nephews.
Funeral services provided by Anderson & Sons Mortuary. Viewing/Visitation 10:45-11:45, Services at 12:00 noon on Wednesday November 2nd at the USDC chapel located at 835 North 900 East, American Fork. Internment following at the Salt Lake City Cemetery 200 N, E St, SLC.
Rick Dean Wheadon, 59, beloved husband, son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend died on October 19, 2016 in Alpine, Utah, surrounded by his family. Rick was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on April 1, 2016.
He was born on July 14, 1957, in Murray, Utah, to Dean Asial Wheadon and Sherrie Helen Fitzgerald. He was raised in Provo, Utah as the oldest of seven children. Growing up, he worked on his uncle Ferris’ farm, where he learned the value of hard work. He carried that work ethic with him throughout the rest of his life. He started his own sprinkler company while attending Provo High School (Class of 1975). He served a mission in Helsinki, Finland during 1976-1978, where he developed a great love for the Finnish people. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management at Brigham Young University.
Rick married his sweetheart Jana Fuhriman on September 12, 1979 in the Provo LDS Temple. They enjoyed 37 wonderful years together. They made their home in Provo, Orem, Antioch (CA), and Sandy, before settling in Alpine, where they have lived for the past 23 years. Their greatest joy has been their five children and nine grandchildren.
Rick’s career began at a small engineering firm, Community Consultants, which he ran with his father. Rick and his family moved to California in 1988 where Rick took a job at Carollo Engineers. During his 28 years at Carollo, he served in various leadership and technical roles for water/wastewater projects throughout the U.S. Rick's specialty was managing large water treatment and infrastructure projects. He served as a member of the Board of Directors, as a partner, the Chief Financial Officer, Office Manager, and most recently as the Managing Director of Client Services. Rick served in leadership positions in the American Water Works Association and was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He was honored with the George Warren Fuller Award, the Charlie Wilson award, and was awarded the Outstanding Service Award from the American Water Resources Association. Rick and Jana treasure the friendships they made throughout Rick’s career with co-workers, clients, partners, and other members of these organizations. He is remembered professionally for his creativity, integrity, sensitivity, but most of all, his capacity to care for and build up others.
Rick was active in the LDS church where he served in many positions including two turns as a bishop’s counselor in Alpine and three years as bishop of the YSA 22nd ward in Provo. Most recently Rick and Jana worked with the young adults in the YSA Fort Canyon Ward in Alpine. He has spent decades working with the youth of the church, and loved the scouting program. Rick was an Eagle Scout and attended the Woodbadge Scouting Leadership Program.
Rick always took time to stop and enjoy the world around him. Rick loved the outdoors and had a great reverence for nature. He enjoyed boating, hunting, fishing, golf and skiing. Since Rick’s diagnosis in April, Rick and Jana enjoyed every day they had together. Many times Rick would say, “I can be sick at home or I can be sick while I’m fishing, so let’s go fishing.” Rick lived with passion and joy, and had great love for the people and places around him. He loved spending time in the mountains and canyons near his home, and the red rocks of St. George and Lake Powell. He especially loved sharing his favorite spots with people. Rick and Jana loved their date nights to watch BYU basketball and football. He also developed a great love for family history work. Rick was a handyman and loved to build, create, and renovate. He treasured time with his children and grandchildren. He always believed that his family was his greatest blessing, but also felt great love and support from his Carollo family, his church family, and his many other friends and colleagues throughout his life.
Rick was a strong, hard worker, but was always able to make those around him feel comfortable and confident. He was a master communicator, and was known for remembering each individual and expressed sincere interest in their challenges and aspirations. He was loyal and fiercely protective of his loved ones. Above all, though, he loved the Savior and never wavered in his faith. His love for Jesus Christ and the testimony of Him remains an example to all who knew Rick. His mantra was to never shrink, but to have faith in the plan that Our Heavenly Father has for us. He valiantly faced his battle with cancer with courage and optimism. His bright smile never faded and his strength inspired everyone that knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Jana, his five children, Jake (Erin) Wheadon, Whitney (Bill) De Groot, Kelsey (Evan) Shelley, Tanner (Marcia) Wheadon, Madison Wheadon, and nine grandchildren: Ava, Noah, Henry and Elodie Wheadon, Nina and Elin De Groot, Agnes, Emmerich and Edith Shelley. Rick was also survived by his mother, Sherrie (Dale) Howlett, and his siblings: Keri (David) Frampton, Mark (Ann) Wheadon, Kristie Gordon, Kate Wheadon, Kimberly Wheadon, and Joseph (Clare) Wheadon and his stepmother, Maureen Wheadon. He was preceded in death by his father, Dean Wheadon.
The Wheadon family would like to thank Dr. Ignacio Garrido Laguna and the pancreatic cancer team at Huntsman Cancer Institute. We appreciate the loving care you gave to our husband and father. #stronglikerick
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 28, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the Alpine Stake Center, 98 E Canyon Crest Rd., Alpine, Utah. A viewing will be held Thursday, October 27 from 6-8 p.m. in the Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel, 6141 West 11000 North, Highland, Utah and Friday at the Stake Center from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the funeral services. Please share a memory below.
Anthony was born August 21, 1971 in St. Paul, MN. He filled his parents (Bob and Carol Warnick) lives with both joy and sorrow for 45 years until his death the evening of October 11, 2016.
He is remembered for his unconditional love for family and friends, for his sense of humor, for his brilliant mind, for his creativity and ability to fix anything requiring the use of his hands.
His life will be celebrated at a non-denominational memorial service on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Friends are invited to join the family for the service at 2 PM at Anderson's Funeral Home, 49 East 100 North, American Fork, UT 84003. Those desiring to visit with family members may arrive between 1 and 1:30 PM.
Crew Benjamin Standring, of American Fork passed away October 12, 2016. Born September 29, 2016 in American Fork the son of James Carver and April Anita Ashby Standring. Crew was a special spirit who touched all of our lives in his short 13 days with us.
Survived by his parents, Jimmer and April, his siblings: Carver, Blaze and Mazy; his grandparents Jim & Lori Standring, Fred Ashby and Julie Ashby and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Services will be held Friday October 14, 2016 at 11:00 am in the American Fork Cemetery, 600 North Center St. A viewing will be held Friday from 9:45 to 10:45 am at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North Am. Fork prior to the services. Please share a memory or condolence below.
Nicholas “Nicky” Herrera, age 36, died on Monday October 10th, 2016 while on hospice in Salt Lake City, UT due to a very short and sudden bout with an aggressive leukemia. Many of his closest friends were able to visit with him before his passing and were all grateful to have an extra bit of sunshine in their lives for just a little while longer. He lived with Front Line Services in Riverton, UT for the past year, and with Danville Services in Orem, UT for 15 years before that. Nicholas led an extremely challenging life due to numerous health and safety concerns, and required an enormous amount of love and support throughout his entire life, which his supporters were all happy to provide. Nicholas made a lasting impression on everyone around him and had a truly individual character. The world is a darker place without his infectious smile and laugh, and for many of us, like one of the songs he loved to sing, he was our sunshine. We will miss him dearly. A special thanks to all of Nicholas’ supporters over the years from Danville and Front Line Services for their loving, compassionate, and unwavering support. Their tireless dedication has made all the difference.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 14, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork. A viewing will be held Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and Friday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Please share a memory below.
This life will most certainly be much less interesting because an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and woman, Bonnie Lisa Thomson Benson passed away in her sleep on October 6, 2016. Known as Lisa to most, those who truly knew and loved her called her Mimi.
Lisa was born in Eureka, California on April 24, 1952 to Lowell Dee and Ruth Elaine Morley Thomson. She grew up in Orem, Utah and was a resident of American Fork for almost her entire adult life. She loved this community and had deep roots here. She served as an election judge for almost two decades.
Lisa began high school at Brigham Young High school until it closed in 1968. She graduated from Orem High School in 1970. Following high school, she attended Brigham Young University. Although she was immensely talented, her work as Mimi was her favorite. She also loved crafts, quilting, and used her talents to donate to Humanitarian efforts.
Lisa was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She served a mission in the Eastern States Mission. She was a Relief Society President, Primary President among many other callings; however, her favorite calling was that of Gospel Doctrine Teacher. She was serving in that calling when she passed away. The last few years she enjoyed sharing her testimony with thousands throughout the world by way of Morning Greetings on Facebook
Lisa was survived by her ‘J-Dawg, stud-muffin’ Jesse N Benson, her 5 children: RuthAnn (Kenn) Sullivan, Nate (Miriam) Benson, Andrew (Lisa) Benson, Aaron (Michelle) Benson, Julie (Chris) Juliano, and 16 grandchildren. Lisa was also survived by her siblings: Greg (Jeanne) Thomson, Cindy (Robert) Harding, Karna (Gary) Buckner, Kim (Tamara) Thomson, Lyle Thomson, Nancy (Patrick) Briggs, Tammy (Rob) Rokosz, and David (Kendra) Thomson as well as many nieces and nephews to whom she was known as ‘the favorite aunt Lisa’. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, and sister Laurie Jemison.
Lisa’s funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the American Fork 29th Ward chapel located at 673 E 300 North, American Fork, Utah. A viewing will be held Monday evening at Anderson and Sons Mortuary, 49 E 100 North, American Fork from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and from 9:45 to 10:45 AM at the chapel prior to the services. Burial will be in the American Fork Cemetery.
Lizette Syomara Smith Conley (Lizzy) "Pura Vida!”
“'Pura Vida!’ It's my new life's motto and I never want to forget it. Authentic, real, peaceful.”
Lizette Smith Conley returned to her loving Father in Heaven having lived a life worthy of celebration. Liz was a force of nature, a force for good, a beloved mother and wife, and a lifetime friend. She lived her beliefs, wore her heart on her sleeve and fought hard for the things that mattered most to her: her daughters, loving relationships, healing, adventure, and social justice. Whether you knew her for 15 minutes or for 48 years you had access to her heart, her passion and her beliefs. She was a woman, who in the short time she had, mastered the art of balance and joy, even in the hardest times. “Nothing in my life matters more to me than the relationships I have with others. I am finally, at long last, living the life I always wanted. Surrounded by people I love and trust, traveling, and working on issues I am passionate about (cancer, health and wellness, and survivorship).”
Lizzy, mother of two vibrant girls, took mothering to a new level. She, like many mothers, wanted to raise healthy, happy, strong women. “I have two daughters who I love more than life itself. I (almost always) love spending time with them. Because when we do, and it's just us, we have some fascinating chats. We get to bond and get to know each other better. The trust factor increases and, generally, so does the "like" factor.” Lizzy liked her daughters as much as she loved them. She admired their spirits, their determination and their enthusiasm for life. She leaves behind a big piece of her heart and her determination in her girls. “I hate leaving my daughters, not even for a day. It is so good to be in the loving embrace of my children, who are my life. THEY are my passion.”
Lizzy was so fortunate to have found the love of her life, a man who in her words, was “all in.” William (Bill) Conley was her other half. Together they were joyous. “But the great news in all of this is that I am now married and officially celebrated to a man I love and adore. We respect each other. I am so blessed and lucky.” Together, Bill and Lizzy traveled, parented, debated and enjoyed every moment they had together. He matched her intellect, he savored her adventurous spirit, and loved her completely. Lizzy is survived by a loving husband who will carry on her legacy.
Lizette Smith Conley accomplished many things in her short life. She graduated from the University of Utah, adopted two daughters, had a successful corporate career, was involved in the fight for a cure for Multiple Myeloma, was an advocate for women and girls, was a freelance writer, global explorer and more; but she will be remembered for more than her accomplishments. She will be remembered for the person she was and the values she lived by. “And each day, I swear to you, I do my best to LIVE. I treat people the best way I can. I really put myself out there to help others, even when it's not comfortable or convenient. I cut out people who are toxic. And I run towards... love, fun, peace, and meaning.”
To celebrate the life of Lizette Smith Conley, is to celebrate the woman she was and try to live by her example. “Pura Vida!” Be passionate, be real, be honest and be authentic. Be part of her legacy.
Lizzy passed peacefully at Huntsman Cancer Institute at 1:00 pm on October 3, 2016. She was surrounded by her loving parents Keith and Jackie Smith, her husband William Conley, and her brothers, Jason and Ryan Smith. She is survived also by her daughters Siena and Morgan Nielsen.
There will be a gathering and viewing for Lizette Smith Conley, Monday October 10th from 6-8pm at Anderson and Son’s Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork, Utah. Funeral Services will follow the next day, Tuesday October 11th, at 11am, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints chapel, 1152 North 400 West, American Fork Utah.
Flowers may be sent to Anderson and Son's Mortuary. Cards may be sent to her home at 2979 Desert Forest Lane, Lehi, Utah 84043.
Donations to fight Myeloma may be given at myelomacrowd.org website.
Thank you all for your love and support. Lizzy was loved and admired by so many people
On October 4, 2016, Chase Brian Thompson, our loving son, brother, father and grandson parted this mortal life too soon. His infectious spirit and humor drew others to him and made him a force on stage-a passion and talent he shared with his mom and sister. He loved his BYU cougars and sat proudly with his dad at all home games. Shelby, Tayven and Skye Grace were the center of his universe.
He is survived by: Tayven and Skye, Brian & Shaunna Thompson, Alexa (Jeremy) Garcia, Shelby Bruning, Grandma Vicki and many other family members and friends. We take comfort in knowing that he has been embraced by loving grandparents that have gone before: Grandpa Heber, Grandma & Grandpa Harmon and Grandma & Grandpa Durrant.
Funeral services will be held on 10/8/16 @ 11am, with a viewing from 9-10:45am. You are invited to attend at 270 N 900 E, American Fork.
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The world has certainly lost a great man. James Reed Chidester passed away at home on Monday, October 3, 2016. The affects of Parkinson’s may have taken its toll on his body, but it never once touched his spirit.
Reed was born in American Fork, Utah on February 8, 1945 to James Earl and Thelma Strasburg Chidester. He grew up in Highland, Utah and was a lifelong resident there. He had deep roots in the community and never had a desire to venture far from home.
In 1963 he graduated from American Fork High School where he excelled in art and football. Following high school he attended Trade Tech and served in the Utah National Guard where he honed his skills as a machinist. He met Lynette Bonham and they were married in 1971. She has been his loving wife of 45 years and her dedication to him has been immeasurable.
Reed was a successful business owner who taught his children the value of hard work. He was happiest in the mountains, being at his cabin, riding atv’s, and fishing with his grandkids. He enjoyed being outdoors working in the yard and in his garden. Fresh corn and that first tomato were the highlights of every summer. He coached little league baseball and football for nearly twenty years, impacting lives of hundreds of young men.
Above everything else in his life, he was an amazing father and grandfather who loved his family and always showed it with his support and encouragement. He left us too soon and the world already feels different without him. We love this incredible man more than our words can express and are beyond grateful for his love and support throughout our lives.
Our family would like to express our sincere thanks to Hospice For Utah, nurses, aides, and especially Sherry Killpack and Candice Hammer. As Reed and Lynette’s children, we are eternally grateful for our amazing mother who selflessly sacrificed everything, especially these past 5 months, to keep our dad at home where he wanted to be. We love you mom!
Reed is survived by his wife Lynette and their 3 children: Clint (Olea), Kristina (Ken) Adams, Brian (Denise) and eleven grandchildren that he loved very, very much. He is also survived by his siblings: Leon (Irma), Richard (Susan), Dale (Debra), Robbie (Nancy), sister-in-law Kay Chidester and brother-in-law Verl Matthews. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Diane, LeeRay, Wesley, and Elaine.
Friends may call Friday, October 7th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary Lone Peak Chapel, 6141 West 11000 North, Highland, UT. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 8th at 11:00 a.m. at the Heritage Park L.D.S Chapel, 10390 North Alpine Highway, Highland, UT. There will also be a viewing that morning at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Internment at the Highland City Cemetery. Please share a memory below.
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