David Scott Lukens, 63, passed away quietly in his sleep on November 28, 2016 in Highland, Utah. He was born June 27, 1953 in Norfolk, Virginia to James Edward and Vivian Lucille Lukens. He married Loretta Peterson Allen on November 29, 2014.
David coached the 10 and 11 year old A's team in American Fork Little League and was a school crossing guard at Westfield Elementary. He loved baseball, cooking for others, being a grandpa, and was passionate about politics. He was also an active member of the LDS church.
David is survived by his wife Loretta and six children: Lauren Lukens, Robert (Rebecca) Allen, Lindsey (David) Barrus, Leanna (Brian) Holman, Sarah (Zach) Rodgers, and Jennifer (Anders) Larson, 14 grandchildren, and four siblings Midge Bagley, Richard Lukens, Karen Ramirez, Jennifer Zamora and his step-father James Childers.
Funeral services will be held Friday December 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Highland 25th Ward, 5335 West 11200 North, Highland, Utah 84003. A viewing will be held Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel, 6141 West 11000 North, Highland, Utah 84003 and Friday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the Highland 25th Ward chapel prior to the services. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery.
Jordan Nels Hanson, 41, passed away November 26, 2016 in Provo, Utah. Born April 19, 1975 in Provo, Utah to Oreian and Magdalene Murphy Hanson. Jordan was a mega BYU fan and loved the outdoors, especially biking, hiking and fishing with his dad. His greatest love was his family, and his best friend was his dad.
He is survived by his mother, Magdalene, siblings: Kerry ( A.J.) Schomas, Ranae Wheatley, Leslie (John) Wright, Brent (Kerri) Hanson, Gaylen (JoAnn) Young, Alan (Karen) Young, James (Diana) Young, Monika (Steven) Whitney, Jesse (Carla) Young, Susie (Chad) Barnes. And he is also survived by numerous, very awesome nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his dad, Oreian.
The family would like to extend a heart-felt thanks to the many, very special people at Chrysalis and Danville who helped care for Jordan over the years. Their incredible service is very much appreciated, along with the compassionate and expert services of hospital staff the last few days of Jordan's life. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 2, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in Anderson & Sons Mortuary Chapel, 49 East 100 North, American Fork. A viewing will be held from 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in Provo City Cemetery. Please share a memory below.
Ruth Larsen Williamson, 91, passed away November 23, 2016 in Highland, Utah. Born September 23, 1925 the daughter of David LeVaa and Thelma Harrison Larsen. She married George Bacon Williamson II May 15 1946 in Salt Lake City. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Los Angeles LDS Temple.
Ruth was a real estate investor and loved playing tennis and bridge. She loved life and traveling to see new places. She was a very optimistic person and was very social and outgoing. Ruth was a wonderful mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her children: Sue Shreev; Patricia (Michael) Brunner; Laura Black; Anne (David) Farrell; George (Alicia) Williamson III; Thomas (Jennifer) Williamson; 20 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and two sisters, Jeannie Mackey and Lois McGrath. She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her sister Helen Gailbraith.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday November 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Highland 17th Ward, 5335 West 11200 North. A viewing will be held Tuesday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Burial in Forrest Lawn Cemetery, California. Please share a memory below.
Florence Hurst Wendel, age 97, passed away November 24, 2016 in her home
Florence was born April 12, 1919 in El Paso Texas to Roy Angus and Mildred Theresa Call Hurst. She married Clarence John Wendel on January 30, 1942 in the Salt Lake Temple. He passed away on December 8, 1969.
Florence graduated from BYU in 1940 at the age of 21. After graduation she taught Home Economics and English in the Juarez Stake Academy in Mexico where her parents had gone to school. In 1941 she signed a contract to teach in the Utah Uintah School District where she met Clarence. After they were married she stayed home to raise her family. She started teaching school again in 1968 and taught until she retired in 1984.
Florence was a faithful member of the LDS Church and served as a Primary President, Primary teacher, Relief Society President, teacher in Relief Society and a Gospel Doctrine teacher. She really enjoyed teaching Gospel Doctrine. She served in the South Carolina Columbia Mission from Sep 1984 to June 1985, when she broke her ankle she had to come home. On the day she was released from her mission she was called to work in the extraction center. She worked there for 11 years recording information from microfilm. Florence also worked in the American Fork LDS Temple from Aug 1997-Nov 2001. She was a Visiting Teacher up until the time she passed away.
Florence loved to sew and cook and taught these skills to her daughters. She spent her life taking care of others and in her later years found it very hard to accept that it was now our turn to take care of her. She is loved by many and will be truly missed.
In her personal history she wrote, “The Lord has been so good to me. I have a wonderful family. I have the gospel. …. Life has been good.”
We are especially grateful for all who assisted in her care, especially her Hospice Nurse Paula, who was one of her students in Spanish Fork. They became very good friends. She was very appreciative for all you did for her.
She is survived by 3 daughters and one son. Renee (Karl) Robinson, Bonnie (David) Daniels, Roy (Cindy) Wendel, Jolina (Tom) Smuin; 27 grandchildren, 78 great-grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren, siblings: Mildred (Grant) Maw, Daniel Earl Hurst, and Betty (Vernon) Carlson. She is preceded in death by her husband Clarence, daughter Mildred Yorke, son John Mark Wendel, great granddaughter Colette Eliza Chadwick and brother Roy Joseph Hurst.
A viewing will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30 at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary 49 East 100 North in American Fork, UT. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday December 1 at the American Fork 4th Ward Chapel at 455 East 300 North, American Fork, Utah where a viewing will be held prior to services from 9:45-10:45 AM. Internment will be in the Spanish Fork Cemetery, 420 South 400 East, Spanish Fork, UT. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to one of the LDS Church’s general funds.
Paul Randal Stay, 60, passed away November 24, 2016 in American Fork, Utah. He was born May 21, 1956 in Denver, Colorado, the son of Gary Eugene and Laura Callis Summerhays Stay. He married his sweetheart Diane Jean Pratt on September 21, 1984 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Paul graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He quickly gained a passion for learning about programming and computer technologies. He furthered his education at the University of Utah with a Master’s degree in Computer Science. Paul was extremely active in the LDS church. In his youth, he served an LDS mission in the Netherlands. He was always quick to lend a helping hand in the community.
Paul did Computer-Aided Design for the Army Ballistic Research Laboratory for 12 years in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland and 4 years at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. He most recently worked at Western Governors University as a Software Engineer as well as at the University of Phoenix as an instructor for computer programming classes. He was passionate about technology and learning as much as he could about the world around him.
He was an avid fly fisher and was a member of the Stonefly Society. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed being in nature. He had a love of and talent for music. He had a beautiful singing voice and played the cello. He loved his family, serving in the LDS church, and watching BYU sports. He is deeply loved by his family and all those who know him and he will be greatly missed.
Survivors include: his wife Diane; his mother Laura Stay; his children Erin (Ryan) Novak; Grant (Emily) Stay; Caitlin (Anthony) Richardson; Callie Stay (currently serving as a LDS missionary in the Japan Nagoya mission); siblings Carl Stay; Sandra Hughes; and Katherine Stay. He is preceded in death by his father Gary Stay. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the American Fork 31st Ward, 1340 North 100 East. A viewing will be held Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel, 6141 West 11000 North, Highland and Wednesday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the American Fork 31st Ward chapel prior to the services. Burial in the Coalville Cemetery.
Elroy Eugene Healey, 96, passed away November 23, 2016 in Alpine, Utah. Born August 31, 1920 in Alpine, Utah to Elroy Devey Healey and Naomi Thornton. He married Mary Afton Beck on January 11, 1941 in Farmington, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Eugene started his work career at a young age delivering papers, working at a poultry plant and as a gas station attendant. After he married his beloved wife Afton, he moved to California where he worked for General Motors. Several years later he began working for the LDS church on their ranch located outside of Paris California. Later he moved to Florida where he spent 10 years working on the church's Deseret Ranch. He moved back to Utah in 1960 and began his career with Strong Construction Company in Springville Utah. He retired from there in 1983. In his retirement he rebuilt tractors, jeeps and farmed.
Eugene is survived by his sister Nan Rae Marcon and his children: Freda (Mark) Leifson, Paul (Colleen) Healey, Becky (Bion) Hall, Mona (Phillip) Miller, Clark (Tena) Healey, 29 grandchildren, and many Great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Afton, a daughter Mary (Kim) Thomas, and Brother Howard Healey.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Alpine Stake Center 98 East Canyon Crest Road, Alpine, Utah. A viewing will be held from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. A viewing will also be held Monday, November 28, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary Lone peak chapel 6141 West 11000 North, Highland Utah . Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
John LeRoy Hansen
John LeRoy Hansen of American Fork, UT passed away among loved ones in his home on November 19, 2016 after a long fight with Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s.
He was born in Salt Lake City, UT, on July 14, 1938 to Vivian Brown and Harry Eldon Hansen, the fifth of six children. The family soon moved to American Fork, UT, where he was raised.
John graduated from American Fork High School. He enjoyed camping and hunting with his dad, brothers and friends. He spent several summers as a sheepherder in American Fork Canyon. John moved to Logan after receiving a scholarship to play basketball and study at Utah State University.
He then worked to save up money to go on a mission. Once he had enough money he received a call to serve in the Central States Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served three times as a stake missionary and loved teaching and sharing the gospel.
John served in the Air National Guard for 6 years. He attended Brigham Young University where he worked as the Intramural Director continuing his passion for athletics. Basketball, handball and racquetball were some of his favorite sports to play. He graduated with a Master’s degree in Recreation Management from BYU in 1965.
While at school, John met the love of his life, Sandra Saari, of San Lorenzo, CA. They were married in 1970 and sealed in the Salt Lake City, UT Temple. John cherished Sandra with all his heart! Together they reared six boys. Basketball was a way of life for John and his family. They spent countless hours at practices, games and the local gym.
John was adventurous. He purchased a boat and took it to the Bearing Sea where he captained a commercial fishing rig. He then worked as a professor at BYU for 35 years teaching recreation management, risk management, outdoor survival, hiking and other outdoor and athletic courses. The students gave John rave reviews and he highly valued his time with them. He was also active in real estate investing and management for much of his life.
John had a deep love for hunting and the outdoors. He treasured the many lifelong friendships he made on the mountain. He was a professional guide and a hunter in Alaska, the Northwest Territories and British Columbia for 30 years. His record book collection includes Dall, Stone and Bighorn sheep, moose, caribou, grizzly bear, deer, elk and more. John loved to be in the mountains and could be found most days hiking a trail.
He loved working in the yard and creating work to keep his boys busy. He had a love for gardening and fruit trees. He was often out tilling on his tractor or irrigating acres of land. He firmly believed in hard work and exemplified this belief in his daily living by outworking his sons into his 60s.
Most of all, John loved God, the Eternal Father, and His Son Jesus Christ. He served in various callings throughout his life. He loved people and enjoyed serving in any capacity. He and Sandra served two full-time missions; one proselytizing in Sydney, Australia and a second in the Hong Kong Temple. John adored and was adored by the people and leaders in Sydney and Hong Kong.
John is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Owen and wife Norma and his brother David. He is survived by his wife, Sandra, his children Mike (Tonya) Hansen, Mark (Denae) Hansen, Linc (Jenn) Hansen, David (Chimka) Hansen, Shane (Carrie) Hansen, Jefferson (Erica) Hansen as well as 26 grandchildren. Sisters and Brothers: RoseAnn (Dale) Gunther, Edith (Loran) Bishop, Eldon (Betty (deceased)), Merrill (Sherry) and Marilyn Hansen (deceased).
Funeral services will be held Wednesday November 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the LDS chapel in American Fork, UT 396 North 1100 East. A viewing will be held at the Church on Tuesday, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM with a viewing Wednesday from 10:00 to 10:45 AM. Interment at American Fork Cemetery.
John David Casteleiro, 45, passed away November 11, 2016 at his home in Euless, Texas. Born in Willingboro, New Jersey October 13, 1971 the son of George Robert and Trudy Ann Anderson Casteleiro. John was a gifted musician who was talented by able to play by ear. His music was his life’s passion. He is survived by his parents, George and Trudy Casteleiro, his sister Kristen Casteleiro, his aunts and uncles: Marion Casteleiro; David and Marie Anderson; Christine and Fred Fairclough; Paul and Darcy Casteleiro, and many cousins. Funeral services will be held Saturday November 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Anderson & Sons Mortuary Chapel, 49 East 100 North, Am. Fork where friends may visit with the family from 10 to 10:45 prior to the services. Burial in the American Fork Cemetery.
Loa Deane Timothy Sorensen, 80, died Nov. 12, 2016 in Highland, Utah. She was born Sept. 24 1936 in Price, Utah to Elmer and Delsa Lenore Jacobs Timothy. She married William Lloyd Sorensen on Dec. 20, 1957 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
She is survived by five daughter and one son: Brenda Kaye (Barry) Braun, Lisa Dawn (David) Miller, Debra Anne ( Chris) Kenney, Jana Lee (Dennis) Hatch, James William (Valynn) Sorensen and Audra Janae Sorensen. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and three brothers (Steven, Gordon and Alma Timothy.)
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 19 at noon in the Afton 4th Ward LDS Church in Afton, Wyoming. A viewing and visitation will be held at the Schwab Funeral Home on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Loa Deane will be buried in the Afton, Wyoming Cemetery next to her husband, Bill, who passed away in May 2015. Please share a memory below.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Chris Scott Nicholes, 61, Our beloved and kindhearted husband, father, brother, and friend passed away at home November 11, 2016. Born February 25, 1955 in Reno, Nevada, the son of Tracy Howard and Afton M Simpson Nicholes. He married Cheryl Huggard April 28, 1979 in Lehi, Utah.
Chris graduated from American Fork high school, and later obtained his bachelors in business administration. He worked for e-bay for the last 17 years in fraud investigation. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and his two German Shepherds especially when they could sit around a backyard bonfire. Chris had a contagious smile and a way to make everyone around him feel loved.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; his daughter, Jessica; two grandchildren, Holden and Afton Cordner; his siblings, Terry Rogers; Robert Nicholes(nan); and Suzanne Jones (Pete). He is preceded in death by his parents, his son Christopher; son-in-law Brandon Cordner; a brother Gene and his grandparents Howard and Hope Nicholes.
Funeral services will be held Friday November 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Anderson & Sons Mortuary Chapel, 49 East 100 North, Am. Fork. A viewing will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Burial in the American Fork Cemetery. Please share a memory below.
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American Fork, UT 84003
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