Ruth Oliver Teuscher
Ruth Isabelle Oliver Teuscher died on December 28, 2015 surrounded by family. She was born on January 18, 1920 in Montpelier Idaho to Floyd P. and Winnifred (Crawford) Oliver. Ruth was an excellent student who took pride in her academic achievements, and band participation.
She married Marvin H. Teuscher on May 31, 1941. They had three daughters, Karen, Susan and Mary K. After WWII, Ruth and Marv settled in American Fork, Utah. Initially Ruth stayed home with their daughters, but eventually she began working with Marv. She maintained all the accounting records for their four companies. Together they built successful careers, respect among their peers in the business community, and a rewarding life.
Ruth and Marv loved to travel. They went with the NECA group to Europe, Australia, Hawaii and New Zealand. They were longtime University of Utah season ticket holders, and honored by the Crimson Club as Super Fans. Their two favorite trips were to the Final Four in 1998, and the Sugar Bowl in 2008. They proudly displayed a bright red “U” in their window for over 30 years. As a faithful Utah fan, Ruth was never short on opinions about the coaches, the players or the band.
Ruth volunteered at Forbes Elementary for several years. She remembered fondly all her young readers. She traveled to Switzerland at age 91, and she rode for miles in a four wheel drive truck to see her grandson’s new foals. Even though her eyesight had failed, she continued to attend great grandchildrens’ ski races, clogging, school programs and dance recitals clapping with pure enthusiasm and joy. She stayed active until the last three weeks of her life.
Among Ruth’s dearest treasures was her membership in the American Fork Presbyterian Church. She taught classes, organized events, and was chairman of the worship committee. She was the secretary/treasurer, a deacon and an elder. During the restoration of the church building, she researched and wrote an extensive history of the 100 year old building. The Friday “Prayer Group”, became the delight of her week after Marv died.
Ruth remained constant to her beliefs. She was always a lady. She hated gum, poor grammar, bad manners and swearing. She expected good grades, good posture and above all appropriate behavior. She loved with all her heart and made certain that each of her children and their children had her unwavering love and support.
She is survived by daughters Susan (Richard Dunlap), Mary K. (Rod) Tiede; Grandchildren Todd (Lynn) Porter, Anne (Trevin) Clark, Jamie (Steve) Bennion, Katherine (Judge) Evans, Stacie (Alonzo) Van Tassell, Kenzie (Mandel) Kaufmann, and Landon (Annie) Hall. Greatgrandchildren Shelby, Mason Marvin, Teya, Sidney, Gavin, Bode, Henry, Hayden Marv, Alexandra, Sunny, Myles, Zoson, Samantha, S.J., Amalia. She is also survived by her sister Barbara Larsen. Preceded in death by her husband Marvin Harding Teuscher, daughter Karen Porter, her parents, two brothers and four sisters.
The family will greet friends on Sunday January 3rd from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Anderson Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork Utah. A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, January 4th at 11:00 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church, 75 North 100 East, American Fork. Internment will take place at the American Fork Cemetery in a private service.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Presbyterian Church “roof” fund in her memory.
Carey Dale McLaren, 54, passed away on December 17, 2015 in American Fork following an automobile accident. Born April 15, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Dale Wesley and Georgina Teeple McLaren.
Memorial service will be held Monday, January 4, 2016 11:00 a.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary Chapel, 49 East 100 North, American Fork, UT. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
Alta Judkins Bailey, 93 passed away Dec. 22, 2015 in Salem, Ut. Born May 5, 1922 in Paul, Idaho to Parley Berrett Judkins and Sarah Blanch Judkins. She married Albert Storer Bailey Dec. 8, 1941 in Murray, Ut. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. She was an active member of the LDS Church and served in various callings. She was active in 4-H for 30 years and a member of the Daughter of the Utah Pioneers.
She is survived by her children: Cheryl (Don) Miller, Wynne (Robert) Robinson, Dorian (Larry) Heaton, Chadette (Kim) Sorensen, Eden (Ben) Lindow, 28 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren and a sister, Joyce Parkin. She was preceded in death by her husband and a grandson, a sister, 2 brothers, 2 sister-in-laws, and 2 brother-in-laws.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the American Fork 3rd Ward, 165 No. 350 West. A viewing will be held Sunday 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 the American Fork Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com
Alta’s family would like to thank the staff of Beehive Home of Salem and
Access Hospice for their kindness and loving care of our mother.
Chloe Bertelsen Low, 84 of Alpine, passed away December 25, 2015 surrounded by her family. Born October 19, 1931 in Spanish Fork, Utah the daughter of Erwin and Selma Olsen Bertelsen. She married David Stewart Low April 27, 1951 in Springville, Utah their marriage was later solemnized June 15, 1968 in the Bern Switzerland LDS Temple.
Chloe was a beautiful seamstress who loved to knit and crochet. She made her daughters formals and her wedding gown. She was an immaculate housekeeper and master gardener where her yards looked like they could be in Better Homes and Gardens. She was active in civic committees and loved to read and to watch BYU Sports. She was an active member of the LDS Church, serving in many callings and was the chorister in the Relief Society at the time of her death. Due to her husband being in the Air Force for 25 years she moved about 30 times in her lifetime all over the U.S., Germany, and Canada.
Survivors include her children: David Morris Low (Jennifer); Karen Low Spence (Ronald); grandchildren: Chelsey Low Risher (Taylor); Chad Spence (Therese); Julie Spence Pia (Joe); Jeremy Spence; Stewart Low; 11 great grandchildren; her brother Scott Bertelsen (Carol); Mona Low, her sister-in-law. She is preceded in death by her husband, her sisters Lorraine and Donna and her brother Ron.
The family would like to thank the staff of River Meadows, which she has called home for the past 9 years and all of the hospice caretakers for their tender loving care.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday December 30, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel, 6141 West 11000 North, Highland. A viewing will be held Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Burial in the American Fork Cemetery.
Charles (Ronald) Masterson, 73, of Syracuse, Utah passed away quietly after a long illness on December 21, 2015 in Clearfield, Utah. Born August 5, 1942 to Charles Howard and Lorna Elsie Hutchings Masterson in Panguitch, Utah. He married Geneal Matthews June 2, 1960 in American Fork, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
He is survived by his wife, Geneal, his children Steven, (Stephanie) Masterson, Jeffrey (Paula) Masterson, Charles David (Bridgette) Masterson, 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, his siblings Miles Judd (Melba), Anna Lou Patten, Donna (Ken) Harris, Carole (Al) College.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork. A viewing will be held Monday from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in American Fork Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
Marriner Mitchell, 91, of American Fork passed away December 18, 2015 surrounded by his family. Born June 13, 1924 in American Fork, Utah the son of Leland Richard and Oma Elvira Hansen Mitchell. He married Joyce Bell on September 1, 1948 in American Fork and their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on March 9, 1955.
Marriner loved sports and coached at many levels for over 40 years. He was the owner of Mitchell orchards. He was a devoted father and family man he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was an active member of the LDS Church serving in many callings during his lifetime.
Survivors include his children M. Lew ( Connie) Mitchell; Peggy (Rick) Newman; Leland Mitchell; Jeffrey L. (Suzette) Mitchell; Judy (Alfy) Blaney; 14 grandchildren 42 great grandchildren; a great great grandchild and his sister Anna Mae Prestwich. He is preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, his granddaughter and 3 sisters and a brother.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday December 22, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Orchard Hills Ward, 949 North 540 West, Am. Fork. A viewing will be held Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, Am. Fork and Tuesday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Burial in the American Fork Cemetery. Dad we love you and you will be greatly missed.
Abbie LaRee Lighthill, 23, passed away on December 14, 2015 in Pleasant Grove. Born on October 7, 1992 in Provo, Utah to Johnathan Lyle Lighthill Sr. and Shauna LaRee Terry Lighthill.
Survived by her parents and siblings; Johnathan, Skyler and Brooke, grandmother, Joann Higbie and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by her uncle, Kyle Terry and niece, Adeline.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, December 21, 2015 1:00 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary Chapel, 49 East 100 North, American Fork. A viewing will be from 11:45-12:45 prior to services. Interment in the Alpine City Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
Patricia Elizabeth Pieri, age 43, passed away December 9, 2015 in American Fork, Utah. She was born January 14, 1972 in Passaic, New Jersey to Antonio and Rosa Perrone Ribaudo. She married Philip Pieri June 4, 1994 in West Orange, New Jersey.
Patricia loved dancing and movies. She loved being outdoors, hiking and waterfalls. She loved her children.
She is survived by her husband Philip, her son David and her daughter Isabella.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 3 PM in Anderson & Sons Mortuary Chapel, 49 East 100 North, American Fork, Utah.
Lona Walker Rhodes, 91, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 12, 2015, in Cedar Hills, Utah. She was born July 3, 1924, at her grandmother’s home in American Fork, Utah, the only daughter and second child of Perry and Venus Clark Walker. She lost her father at the tender age of three and was raised in Pleasant Grove, Utah, by a mother who did everything in her power to make her childhood as happy and as normal as possible. She attended the old Central School and then graduated from Pleasant Grove High school and seminary in 1941. She was employed at the Central School, and at the City and County building in Provo, Utah, as a proofreader.
In the spring of 1942, she became engaged to Glen Adams Rhodes. She “never doubted that he was the one”. They were married on July 17, 1942, in Salt Lake City and moved to California for two years. They returned to Utah in 1944 and their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on December 18, 1946. They were married for 67 wonderful years and five children were born to this union—Larry (Shauna) Rhodes, Kent (Chris) Rhodes, Dennis (Kris) Rhodes, Julie Ann (Ronald) Proctor, and Randy (Kelli) Rhodes. Glen preceded Lona in death September 12, 2009.
As a member of the LDS church, Lona accepted her first church calling as a Sunday school teacher. She especially loved teaching the 15 year old age group. She loved their enthusiasm and growing desire to learn truth. She also served as a Primary teacher and President, Relief Society President, and temple worker in the Provo Temple baptistry. She and Glen served a mission to San Jose, California in 1983-84. They also served as stake missionaries in the American Fork West Stake for four years. Lona was unwavering in her testimony of Jesus Christ, living His gospel by her example. She was a refined, beautiful lady who cared deeply for others.
She loved being with family and is the proud grandmother of 30 grandchildren and 66 great-grandchildren. “Her children arise up and called her blessed.” Proverbs 31:28. She is survived by four of her five children and a sister-in-law, Beverly Rhodes. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Dennis and brother, Virgil Walker.
Our family would like to thank Lindsay Brown, nurse practitioner, and all the caregivers at The Charleston Assisted Living Center, as well as Inspiration Hospice for their compassionate and discerning care of our mother and grandmother.
A viewing will be held Thursday evening, December 17, from 6 until 8 PM at Anderson and Sons Mortuary 49 East 100 North, American Fork. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 18, at 11:00 a.m. at the American Fork 23rd Ward, 680 North 350 West. A viewing will be held Friday morning from 9:45 to 10:45 at the same location.
Funeral arrangements will be under the direction of Anderson and Sons Mortuary and burial will be in the American Fork cemetery. Please share a memory below.
Stella Ferrazzano, age 5, passed away December 10, 2015 in Lehi, Utah. Born December 1, 2010 to Giselle Zaragoza Ferrazzano and Giuseppe Ferrazano. She was a free spirit who was very independent. Stella loved coloring, chocolate, loud movies and singing. She also loved playing with her sisters.
She is survived by her mother Giselle and Father Giuseppe, her sisters Giada and Antonella and her grandmother Teresa Castro.
Funeral services will be held Monday, December 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the American Fork 5th Ward, 381 South 300 East. Burial in American Fork Cemetery under the direction of Anderson & Sons Mortuary.
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