Mary Kathryn Smith Packer (Kathie), age 72, passed away suddenly on November 25th, 2015, in Orem Utah, due to complications from a fall and subsequent surgery. She was the middle child of Maurine & Blair Smith, born August 28, 1943 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She married James Scott Packer in the Salt Lake Temple on March 18, 1965. Kathie & Jim lived in Honduras, Utah, Maryland for 33 years, and moved back to Salt Lake City in 2005. During the last four years, Kathie lived in American Fork and Provo, UT.
Kathie attended Highland High School, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics from the University of Utah. Kathie was always very proud of her Armenian Heritage and was diligent in sharing that with her children. She loved to cook, and especially loved Armenian food! Kathie, along with Jim, raised their five daughters to be strong, independent women, and was an example of faith and dependability. She served as an LDS Relief Society President, and was both a Ward or Stake Young Women President for 12 years. She was able to positively influence hundreds of girls and help them on their journey to adulthood. Kathie’s focus was always on serving those around her in whatever capacity she could. Even though Alzheimer’s disease stripped away many of her memories and abilities, it could not take away the habits formed by a lifetime of service. Even with so many struggles that stem from this disease, Kathie was always conscious of people around her, and of their feelings. She loved people, and retained her sense of humor to the end. Kathie was a lifelong learner and teacher. If she didn’t know how to do something, she would research and study until she could. Kathie loved to travel and learn about the world. Kathie’s advice to her posterity, “Follow the Prophet. Look for the good in others.”
Kathie is survived by her five daughters – Kristin (Jared) Jones of Maple Grove, MN; Jennifer (Jeffery) Taylor of Cooksville, MD; Erin (Justin) Brown of American Fork, UT; Amy (Christian) Jenni of Mapleton, UT; and Michelle (Blaine) McGraw of Johnson City, TN; 22 grandchildren; sisters Barbara Green of Salt Lake City and Robyn (Michael) Still of Fort Collins, CO. Kathie was preceded in death by her husband, James, and her parents.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Courtyard at Jamestown Assisted Living, where Kathie lived for the last two and a half years, and especially to the Memory Care Staff, who so lovingly cared for Kathie during the last eight months. Also to the staff at The Peaks Care and Rehab, for their loving care.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, December 3rd at 11:00am at the American Fork 26th Ward, 970 N 60 E, American Fork, UT. A visitation will be held Wednesday, 6-8pm at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 E 100 N, American Fork, and 9:45-10:45am at the church prior to the funeral on Thursday. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
Dr. Glen Robert Fuller, 65, our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, returned to the loving arms of our Father in Heaven while surrounded at home by his family in Highland, Utah on November 25, 2015 after courageously fighting a battle with lung cancer.
Glen was born January 19, 1950 to Gerald Ralph Fuller and Glenda Richardson in Mesa, Arizona. He grew up in Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. As a young man, he served in the California and California East missions. He graduated from Brigham Young University and received his M.D. from the University of Oklahoma Medical School. He married Sara Ann Gillen in the Salt Lake Temple on May 24, 1973.
As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Glen served faithfully throughout his life in many callings, including bishop of the BYU 140th ward. He had a strong testimony of Jesus Christ and exemplified his love for the Savior in all he did.
Glen served his country in the United States Army. He was board certified in both emergency and family medicine. He practiced at Premier Family Medical (formerly Tri-City Medical) in American Fork, Utah for 30 years. Glen was a cheerful and compassionate doctor who loved caring for his patients.
He enjoyed running (especially marathons), hiking, and traveling. He loved planning fun family activities: skiing, camping, and unforgettable family reunions. He was a life-long learner--striving to learn something new each day and eager to share what he learned with others.
Glen was always happy, optimistic, and hard working. His generosity inspired all of us, and he never said a negative or unkind thing about anyone. Glen was a warrior who never complained or let discouragement get in his way. This quote Glen found describes his attitude during his fight against cancer: "Cancer is limited. It cannot destroy love, shatter hope, corrode faith, destroy people, kill friendship, suppress memories, silence courage, invade the soul, steal eternal life or conquer the spirit.” He lived his life in service to others.
Glen is survived by his wife Sara Ann and children Jared (Mayra), Roy (Annette), Brent (Brooke), Lanae Rosenlof (Trevor), Dustin (Lauran), and Kristiann Watts (Boston); his 16 grandchildren; and his siblings Gerald, Gilbert, Barbara, Gordon, and Gene. He was preceded in death by his brother Grant, his father, and, just three weeks ago, his mother.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Highland Stake Center, 5335 West 11200 North. A viewing will be held Thursday from 6-8:00 p.m. in Anderson & Sons Mortuary 49 East 100 North, American Fork and Friday at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Burial in Highland Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
Janet Lynn Rich, 66, of Temecula, California, formerly Johnstown and Schenectady, New York, passed away November 20, 2015, at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, CA, due to complications from Scleroderma.
Born March 16, 1949, in Philadelphia, PA, Lynn was the eldest of eight children born to Donald Stuart Brereton and Marian Joy Crockett Brereton. Lynn grew up in Schenectady, NY, and graduated from Linton High School. She attended Brigham Young University and graduated with honors with a BS in Mathematics. She later received a Master of Science in Math Education, and taught math for 25 years at Fonda-Fultonville High School.
On December 23, 1969, Lynn and her loving husband, David S. Rich, were married in Schenectady, New York. Their marriage was solemnized one year later in the Salt Lake City, Utah Temple. They were married for 46 years and have four children.
Lynn was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in several areas of the Church: as an organist, pianist, Relief Society president, Young Women’s leader, and Primary leader. She was most recently serving as primary pianist in her home ward in Temecula, California. One of her greatest loves was music, and she treasured sharing her talent by playing and teaching the piano. She especially adored accompanying her grandchildren for musical numbers.
She loved being a mother and a grandmother and is survived by her husband David S. Rich, her daughters, Aimee Swanson (Glenn), Christina Taylor (Mark), Genevieve Stein (Jeffery), and her son David Rich Jr. (Melissa). Lynn is also survived by her thirteen grandchildren Ryan, Garrett, Cole, Audrey, Sydney and Carter (Swanson), Kaden, Madalynn, Amelia and Samantha (Taylor), Lilian and Kalyn (Rich) and Landon Stein. Her surviving siblings are her brothers David Brereton, Steve Brereton, Bruce Brereton, and Jim Brereton, and her sisters, Carol Brereton, Donna Wolf, and Jane Brady. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Brereton, and mother, Marian Brereton.
She will be dearly missed by her family and friends and leaves behind a legacy of strength, perseverance, patience, faith, and Christ-like love. Her smile radiated the love and kindness she felt for those around her. She has touched countless lives with her example of service, unconditional love, perfect mothering, and in being a loving wife. To anyone who has witnessed the marriage of Dave and Lynn, they have seen their example of true and selfless love, a love to which all of us would want to aspire.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday November 28, 2015, at the Bayhill Cedar Hills LDS Chapel, 10351 Bayhill Dr., Cedar Hills, UT 84062. The family will visit with family and friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday at The Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel Mortuary, 6141 West 11000 North Highland, Utah, and 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church. Burial will be at East Lawn Memorial Hills in Provo, Utah.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the Scleroderma Foundation to help fight the disease that ended Lynn’s and many others lives too early. Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923 or at www.scleroderma.org/.
Kenneth Kay Walton of American Fork, Utah passed away Nov. 24, 2015 at the age of 85 at his home in American Fork, Utah.
Kay was born to Joseph F Walton and Myrtle G Walton on Feb. 8, 1930 in American Fork.
He married Diane Walker Walton his sweetheart Feb. 9, 1953 in the Salt Lake Temple. They had four children, Robert Kay (Janice) Walton of Lehi, Craig John Walton of American Fork, Jill Walton of Lehi and Sue Brown (Steve) of West Jordan, Utah, 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Kay graduated from Brigham Young University in 1952 in Elementary Education. In 1982 Kay became Assistant Principal of Orem Junior High School. He deeply loved it. In 1983 Kay was moved to the American Fork Junior High School where he was made Assistant Principal. Here he influenced the life of several students. He enjoyed it very much. He retired in August 1987.
Kay served the LDS Church in many leadership positions both in Priesthood and Stake position.
Kay & Diane served in the Baptistery at the Provo Temple where he was a director over one of the sessions and also in the Mount Timpanogos temple. He loved the gospel and was a very spiritual man.
His funeral will be held Monday, November 30, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the American Fork 6th Ward, 100 North 300 East. A viewing will be held Sunday, November 29th from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork and Monday at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m.. Burial will be in American Fork Cemetery. Please share a memory with us.
Lois Helen Shepherd Beck, 93, of Alpine, Utah, passed away peacefully November 23, 2015 at Beehive Homes in Herriman, Utah.
She was born March 29, 1922 in Levan, Utah to Evan Albert and Dora Burgess Shepherd. She married William L. (Gay) Beck October 7, 1948 in the Salt Lake Temple. He died February 24, 2008.
She received her education in Levan, Alpine, American Fork and later earned her teaching degree from Brigham Young University.
She taught Home Ec in Heber City and Lehi before her marriage and English at Richfield Jr. High. She also was a Media Specialist at Richfield Jr. High and Barrett Elementary in American Fork.
She was an active member of the LDS Church, serving in various ward and stake auxiliaries. She loved to teach. Her favorite calling was in family history as she worked on her own family history and helped many others with theirs. She served with her husband in the Provo Temple for 8 years.
Survivors include a son, Douglas G. Beck(Alane), Franklin County, Idaho and three daughters, Norine (Dennis) Nelson and Karen (Dean) Bybee, both South Jordan, Utah and Janeen (Mario) Hernandez , Moraga, California; 20 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren, 2 serving missions; one sister, Dona Mae Carter, Alpine, Utah.
Services will be held on Friday December 4, 2015 at 11 am in the Mountainville 2nd Ward Chapel 165 North 100 East, Alpine, Utah. Friends may call at the Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel 6141 West 11000 North, Highland , Utah on Thursday December 3, 2015 from 6 to 8 pm and at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 am before the services. Burial in Alpine City Cemetery.
The family would like to thank all those who took such special care of Mom at the Beehive Homes of Herriman and Encompass Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to andersonmortuary.com.
Marvin Jay Marsh, 67, of American Fork, Utah passed away at his home in American Fork on Sunday, November 22, 2015. Marvin was born in American Fork, Utah on November 18, 1948 to Clysta Jeune McDaniel and Albert Myers Marsh. He was the youngest of four and was raised in Alpine, Utah. Marvin graduated from American Fork High School and studied at Utah Technical College
He married his high school sweetheart, Sharon Wilcox on July 11, 1968. Marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on May 14, 1971. They called American Fork home for 47 years.
Marvin worked for Chipman’s and Hi-Land Dairy before hiring on at Utah Power & Light where he worked the remainder of his working years. He retired from Utah Power & Light (Rocky Mountain Power) in February 2013 after over 37 years of service.
Marvin enjoyed history, camping, collecting antiques, and visiting with his family and friends.
Marvin is survived by his wife Sharon, and his two children Cory (Jill) Marsh and Melanie Marsh. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Jordan (Ashton) Hardy, Reigan (Devin) Deleeuw, Madyson Marsh, Hesston Marsh, Tyeson Marsh, and Kutter Marsh, and one great-grandson, Beckham Hardy. Marvin is also survived by his nephew-like a brother, Wynn (Dianne) Olsen, sister-in-laws Margene Marsh and Kathryn Marsh, and brother in-laws Robert (Pat) Little and John (Kathi) Wilcox.
Marvin was preceded in death by his mother and father, sister, Faye Olsen (Einar Olsen), and brothers Clinton Marsh, and Lorin Marsh. The family wishes to thank American Fork Fire/Rescue, American Fork Police Department, the American Fork ER Staff, and the American Fork 32nd Ward.
The funeral will be held on Monday, November 30, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the American Fork LDS 32nd Ward Church, 270 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah. A viewing will also be held at the church at 9:45 -10:45 a.m. on Monday, November 30, 2015, prior to the funeral services. Interment will immediately follow services in the American Fork City Cemetery.
A viewing will be held Sunday evening, November 29, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson and Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North in American Fork, Utah.
Our beautiful Jill Ann Litton Ballamis passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on November 18, 2015 surrounded by loved ones. Born April 29, 1983 in Vernal, Utah to Robert Wayne and Susan Rust Litton. She married Justin James Ballamis on May 24, 2012 in Valley of Fire, Nevada. Jill loved Justin because he could always make her laugh.
She was the treasurer for Highland City. An active member in the LDS Church and loved serving in the Primary. Her home, yard and family (especially her dogs) were her loves in life. Jill was an exceptional person who loved everyone especially her primary kids. We will miss her.
She is survived by her husband, parents, sister Carrie (Jeff) Redford, In-laws; Louis and Cherie Ballamis, Jeanette Phelps, 2 nieces and a nephew; Madison, Bailee and Ashton, dogs; Laney, P.J. and many brothers and sister-in-laws.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 21, 2015 10:00 a.m. at Cedar Hollow 4th Ward, 1020 East 1900 North, Lehi, Utah. Viewings will be Friday form 6-8 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel, 6141 West 11000 North, Highland, Utah and Saturday morning from 8:45-9:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment will be in the Vernal Cemetery, at 3:30 p.m. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
Richard Orson Tyler (age 79) passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at the American Fork Hospital in Utah where he was admitted for severe respiratory complications caused by acute renal failure. He was born February 22, 1936 in Los Angeles, California to Orson and Lisla Tyler and was the youngest child and only boy.
When he was three his family moved to Lone, California, where they lived for the next seven years. At ten his family moved to Santa Clara, California, where he lived the majority of his life. Richard graduated from Santa Clara High School. After high school he took employment as a custodian for local theaters and ultimately took a job as a custodian for the LDS church where he worked until he retired. In 2011, health issues brought him to Utah where he would be close to one of his sisters.
Richard was preceded in death by his father Orson Fernando Tyler, mother Lisla Jane Tyler, and sisters Lila Rae Whitesides, Doris Tyler Kearns, and Betty Jean Tyler. He is survived by his sister Joan Beryl Johnson and 19 nieces and nephews.
There will be a viewing for him from 4:00-4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary Lone Peak Chapel (6141 West 11000 North, Highland, Utah). He will be interred immediately after in the Highland City Cemetery (6100 W. 11000 North, Highland, Utah).
A sweet soul broke her earthly bonds and returned to heaven, into the arms of her Father and Mother. Shelley Bennett, 58, passed away on November 12, 2015 in Provo, Utah. Born January 6, 1957 in American Fork, UT to Melvin Bert and Elizabeth Hannah Miller Bennett.
She is survived by 2 sisters and 1 brother, Lyn (Larry) Wanless, Lois Edwards, Max (ShirLeene) Bennett. Preceded in death by her parents, siblings Patricia, Melvin, Gary and by several nephews and nieces.
Graveside service will be held Monday, November 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the American Fork Cemetery. A viewing will be from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to service at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork, UT. Please share a memory with us.
Joan Reynolds Stewart, 85, passed away on November 10, 2015 in Lehi. Born June 3, 1930 in Kittanning, Pennsylvania to Harry C. and Sadie Orbin Reynolds. She married John J. Stewart.
Graveside service will be held Friday, November 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Highland City Cemetery. A viewing will be at 1:00-1:45 p.m. prior to services in the Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel, 6141 West 11000 North, Highland, UT. Please share a memory with us.
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American Fork, UT 84003
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