Julie Ann Cage, age 40, passed away December 21, 2014 in American Fork. Born August 26, 1974 to Thomas Stephen Cage and Jeanette Humes Cage.
She is survived by her father Thomas, her mother and step father Jeanette and Thomas Kummer.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the American Fork 6th Ward, 300 North 100 East. A viewing will be held from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services.
Lorilee Ellertson Rowley, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on December 21, 2014 after a valiant battle with cancer. She was born October 24, 1955 in Salt Lake City, the daughter of Richard Lee and Dana Boswell Ellertson. She married Creig C. Rowley on March 3, 1978 in the Salt Lake Temple.
Her loving disposition blessed the lives of everyone she met. Lori served faithfully in many callings, most notably her service in the Young Women program. She loved her young women so much and they loved her.
The loss of her presence is greatly mourned, but her family and friends look forward to being reunited with her in the life to come.
She is survived by her husband, Creig; children: Nikki Rowley; Nate (Lenae) Rowley; Matt (Kenzie) Rowley; Andee (Jose) Velarde; Benjamin Rowley; 10 grandchildren; her parents, Richard and Dana Ellertson; and her parents –in- law Carl and Maxine Rowley and three sisters and 2 brothers.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 24 at 10:00 a.m. in the American Fork West Stake Center, 500 North 700 West. A viewing will be held Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and and Wednesday from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. both at the church. Burial in the American Fork Cemetery.
Malcolm H Beck, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, uncle and friend, passed away in American Fork, UT on December 17, 2014. He and his twin Duane were born on November 16, 1929 to Elizabeth“Maggie” Orr Beck and Stephen F. Beck in Heber City, UT. One of 13 children, Malc loved family, friends, politics and basketball. Growing up on a farm in Highland UT, his first job was milking cows.
The family moved to American Fork during his teenage years (where he continued to milk cows) and he was a star basketball player for American Fork High School, graduating in 1948. As fate would have it, he went to the College of Eastern Utah on a basketball scholarship where he met the love of his life, Sharon Lee Stoddard.
Even though she had a boyfriend at the time, Malc’s persistence paid off and they married on June 26, 1955. To this union, Caryn, Randy and Gary were born and became the light of his life. Family was always first and his life was filled with love, fun, joy and constant activity. Never one to turn down a great trip, the family took many vacations throughout the country. He and Sharon even traveled to the old Soviet Union in the 1970s but his favorite place was always Hawaii.
He retired after 30 years from the Production Planning Department at U.S. Steel, the last 10 years as a supervisor, where he enjoyed his work but Malc really loved public service. It all started when he became President of the American Fork Jaycees. He went on to be the president of the American Fork Lion’s Club, served 5 years on the City Council, 13 years as Mayor of American Fork and 8 years as a Utah County Commissioner. A supporter of recreation, business, industry, arts, and education his accomplishments are too numerous to mention.
Some of those he was most proud of included, organizing the Timpanogos Special Services District to provide an updated and modern sewage system for north Utah County, selling the city owned hospital and ensuring the construction of a new IHC American Fork Hospital where he served as chairman of the board for 24 years, increasing cemetery acreage, emphasizing community beautification and bringing American Fork, Pleasant Grove and Lehi together to build and manage the Tri City Golf Course. He served on numerous committees and boards and was the Chairman of the Wasatch Mental Health Advisory Board, Mountainland Aging Advisory Board, Senior Companion Program, and Utah County Homeless Task Force.
A believer in open, transparent government, he didn’t use executive sessions and he encouraged public input in the decision making process. He attended over 3400 meetings but his greatest accomplishments were his children and his six grandchildren, Michael, Ashley, Stacia, Logan, Chad and David. He attended almost every recital, play, basketball and baseball game, soccer and golf match, awards ceremonies, Disneyland trips and graduation for his active children and grandchildren.
He and Sharon’s home was full of love and a frequent gathering place for nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving on Heartbreak Ridge and Bloody Ridge. He received the Combat Infantry Badge and two Distinguished Service Awards. He also loved strawberry ice cream, chocolate chip cookies and eclairs. While his loss is deeply felt, he gave us all a lifetime of joyful memories.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon, his children Caryn Beck-Dudley, Randy (Charisse), and Gary (AnneMargaret); grandchildren, Michael Dudley, Ashley Beck, Stacia Dudley, Logan Beck, Chad Beck and David Beck; siblings, Duane (Barbara) Beck, Dallen Beck, and Vaughn (Joan) Beck and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, siblings, Roma, Feryl, Vivian, Cora, Maybelle, James, Theron, Ray Lee, Arlen and son-in-law Lynn Dudley. In lieu of flowers the family suggest contributions to veterans or Alzheimer charities or the charity of your choice.
Funeral services will be held Monday, December 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork. Friends may call Sunday from 6-8 p.m. and Monday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Burial in American Fork Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
In Celebration of the Life of Moses Wihongi
Dec 2, 1934 - Dec 15, 2014
On Dec 15, 2014, Moses (Mohi) Wihongi continues his eternal journey. He is survived by his “Celtic Redhead” bride of 52 years, Paulina Holden Wihongi. He is also survived by his children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers; sisters and cousins (all his whanau in the US and NZ). He celebrated his time on earth with family, faith, music and hard work.
His viewing will be Friday, Dec 19, 2014 at Anderson and Son's Mortuary: 6141 W. 11000 N. Highland, UT 84003 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
We will celebrate the life of Moses Wihongi on Saturday, Dec 20, 2014, at the LDS Chapel at 910 S. High Bench Rd, Alpine, Utah, 84004 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. His internment will follow at the Alpine Cemetery at 400 Grove Drive, Alpine, UT 84004 at 12:30 pm.
Rufus Robert Patterson
Our loving Father, grandfather, and friend, Rufus Robert Patterson 93, returned to his Heavenly Father December 9, 2014 at his home in Alpine Utah. He was born September 15, 1921 in Magna, Utah to Robert and Eudora Patterson.
He served in the Pacific warfare as a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy - joining after the Pearl Harbor bombing in 1941, and serving until the war ended on September 2, 1945. He married Patricia Lawrence in the Salt Lake Temple on June 10, 1948 and built their first home in Alpine, Utah. They lived shortly in American Fork and then they moved back to Alpine and there spent the rest of his life building homes and raising eight children.
He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all the days of his life and served many years as a temple worker in the Provo Temple and in High Priest Group presidencies. He started the family construction company - Patterson Construction - and was active in the company as an advisor until his death.
He enjoyed being a father and a husband most. He took pride in the carpentry trade and in working hard all of his life. He also loved the scriptures, attending the temple, family activities such as roller-skating, boating, water-skiing and the hobby of wood working. He will always be remembered for the many antidotes, sayings and songs he would sing with family and friends.
He is survived by his 8 children: Larry Patterson, American Fork; Laraine (John) Lesser, American Fork; Wayne (Rosanna) Patterson, Alpine; Blaine (Margaret) Patterson, Alpine; Janis (Dave) Strong, Orem; James Patterson, American Fork; Ruth (Greg) Sulik, Alpine; Janene (Trace) Lunt, American Fork; 30 grandchildren, 17great grandchildren, two sisters: Naomi Johnson, American Fork; Letitia (John) Marshall, Sandy; two brothers: Maurice Patterson, Alpine; Edward (Frances) Patterson, Orem.
He was preceded in death by His wife Patricia, two grand-children Josh Sulik and Aspen Patterson, his parents, and 6 sisters: Sarah Lutmer, Edna Ayers, Jewel Patterson, Leone Johnson, Betrice Patterson, and Rebecca Patterson. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He will greatly be missed, forever cherished and reverenced in our hearts.
Funeral services will be Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 11:00am in the Alpine 1st Ward chapel – 890 North Heritage Hills Drive, Alpine, Utah - where friends may call and visit before from 9:30am to 10:30am. Burial will be in the Alpine City Cemetery immediately following the funeral services under the direction of Anderson & Sons Mortuary. On behalf of the Patterson family, we wish to express our deepest gratitude to family, friends, and to the community for all of your love and support.
Darrell Burt Wanlass, 50, of Salt Lake City passed away December 8, 2014 at his home after a long battle with multiple illnesses. He was born September 18, 1964 in American Fork the son of Darrell Jackson and Marilyn Burt Wanlass. He was a sports fan who loved the JAZZ and the U. He is very loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed. Survivors include: his mother Marilyn; Sisters Judy (Les) Smith; Nancy (Roger) Lindley; Bonnie (Mark) Sykes; Debra (Jim) MacNaughtan; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father Darrell and a sister Janet Wanlass. Funeral services will be held Friday December 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Anderson & Sons Mortuary Chapel, 49 East 100 North, Am. Fork. A viewing will be held Friday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services at the mortuary. Burial in the American Fork cemetery. Online memories and condolences may be shared at andersonmortuary.com
Steven “Bill” William Kofford died at his home in West Valley City, Utah. Wednesday December 3, 2014. He was born on July 17, 1946 in Provo, Utah to Verl Willard Kofford and Helen Rappleye Kofford, both deceased. Survivors include his siblings, V Lewis Kofford, Judith A Kofford Erickson, and Rosemary Kofford Cloward. He will be buried in the American Fork Cemetery, December 9, 2014 following graveside service for immediate family.
Steve grew up in Orem, Utah. He graduated from Orem High School and attended Snow College. He worked as a Trust Officer in Salt Lake City, Utah and San Francisco, California. He is also survived by Uncle Rex Kofford and Alene, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Aunt Verna Kofford Pleasant Grove, Utah and many nieces and nephews.
Janice Mary Jones Reudter, 76, passed away at her daughter’s home with family by her side December 3, 2014. Born November 30, 1938 in Murray, Utah the daughter of Paul Russell and Alice Afton Conder Jones. She married Fredrick William Reudter Jr. June 30 1956 in Salt Lake City, Utah they later divorced. Family and friends were Janice's passion and delight. She enjoyed attending her family's activities and her "sisters monthly gatherings" to reminisce about the good ole days.
She is a fighter who lived much longer than her doctors expected her to. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during her illness. We could not have done it without her nurse Niki and the countless others by our side.
Janice was a very kind and gentle soul, she had a loving and generous heart, and was always showing her love with Big Smiles to others. She leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends. Survivors include her children: Valerie Ryan; Cindy (Guy) Steen; Lori Reudter; Michael (Valentina) Reudter; 18 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren and her siblings Dorothy Ann Jones; Pauline Hitesman; Verda McQuillan; Judy Pearson; and Dawna North. She is preceded in death by her son Fredrick William Reudter III and her parents.
Funeral services will be held Saturday December 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Anderson & Sons Mortuary Chapel, 49 East 100 North. A viewing will be held at the mortuary Saturday from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the services. Burial in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Greatly missed, but happily remembered.
Anna Louise Armstrong Bryner passed away peacefully in her home on December 1, 2014.
She was born in Ephraim, Utah, May 7, 1939 to Roger C. Armstrong and Phyllis Rasmuson Armstrong. She spoke fondly of her carefree childhood in Ephraim with dear friends and family.
After graduating from Manti High School, she received a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Utah. She was a member of Mu Phi Epsilon, Lambda Delta Sigma, University Orchestra, Spurs, Cwean, and Delta Delta Delta.
Louise married Jerald Bitner Bryner in the Salt Lake Temple on December 21, 1961. She taught school while Jerry finished his degree in medicine from the University of Utah. They later moved to Southern California where Jerry completed his residency in radiology. His life was tragically taken in a car accident in December 1965. They had three children.
Louise married Donald E. Bybee in August 1970, and was blessed with three more children.
Always active in the LDS Church, she served as a teacher in Relief Society, Primary president, Young Women's president, ordinance worker in the Dallas Temple, and served a part-time mission at the Dallas Bishop's Storehouse. She also taught school in Dallas from 1985 until 2002 and worked at American Airlines for 10 years.
Louise battled her long illness with courage and optimism. She cherished her rose and raspberry gardens, beautiful music, learning and teaching, and spending time in her lovely home. Her greatest love and legacy are her six children, Diana Davis (David), Robert J. Bryner (Julie), Jerry R. Bryner (Lydia), Heather Elmburg (Eric), Jennifer Sizemore (Brian), and Suzie McKenzie (Jamie). She was blessed with 24 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother Fred (Laura) Armstrong, and three sisters, Mitzi Osbourne (Ken), Ruth Lambert (Cal), and Jean Campbell (John).
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the American Fork Stake Center, 240 South Center Street.
A viewing will be held Friday, December 5 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Anderson & Son's Mortuary, 49 East 100 North in American Fork and Saturday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Burial will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
Mary Walton Barratt passed away on Monday, December 1, 2014 at the age of 96, at the Charleston in Cedar Hills, Utah. She was born September 2, 1918 in American Fork, Utah to Joseph Franklin and Mrytle Greenwood Walton. She enjoyed a rich family life with her three brothers, Max, Dick, and Kaye. She completed her elementary, Junior and Senior High Education levels, going onto graduate from Utah State University with a major in elementary education. She married her childhood friend and sweetheart, Harry E. Barratt on December 17, 1941. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. World War II separated them for 3 ½ years. After a joyful reunion, their family took shape and six children were born to this union: Marcia Ann (LeGrande Smith), Jane (Clint Baty), Thomas Harry (Jane Alexander), Rebecca (Mark Hales), Mary Jo (Glen Matthews), and Julie (Mike Lewis), adding 30 grandchildren, and 67 great grandchildren. Mary was a dedicated wife, mother, and homemaker, later teaching elementary education for 24 years at the Lehi Elementary School in Lehi, Utah. She was active in the LDS Church, serving in the Sunday School, Primary, and Mutual and Relief Society. She taught 4-H, loved to play golf, loved to square dance and was a fierce competitor in the card game of bridge. She loved to travel with her husband in their motor home throughout the United States and Canada. They traveled with friends to Hawaii and Europe. They enjoyed America Fork Canyon in their summer cabin at Tibble Fork. She devoted many hours as a Pink Lady at the AF Hospital.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, her siblings, Max Walton and Dick Walton, and grandson Mitchell Lewis.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 8, 2014 at the American Fork 4th Ward Chapel, 455 East 300 North, with a viewing from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the funeral. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
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