Michael was born on 24 June 1937 in Ventura, California. He was the son of Arlo W. Harris and Marguerite Fisher Harris of Ojai, California. Michael is the oldest of three children including Ella A. Christensen of Kanosh, Utah, and Jon A. Harris (deceased).
Michael’s father owned several service stations in Ventura County. Michael grew up in Ojai near his Grandpa and Grandma Harris who had moved to the valley in the 1920’s. His formative years were spent “helping” around his dad’s service station and at his grandfather’s businesses (ice house and butcher shop). In December 1941, the United States was pulled into WWII which affected his father’s ability to continue his business. The war affected Michael as well, he saw the rationing of food and material products. During the war, the Harris family moved to Oxnard, California, where they stayed until Michael was a freshman in high school.
In 1952, they moved to Crescent, Oregon where Michael’s family owned a motel along Highway 97. At the time, this was the fastest route from the central valley of California to Oregon. Here, Michael spent his time helping with the motel, studying for school and drawing. He graduated from Gilchrist High School in 1955.
Michael was accepted at Brigham Young University and attended there for three years. Summers were spent working for the US Forest Service. He always said that this job was a great blessing for him because it helped pay for school each year.
In 1959, he was called as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He served for just over two and a half years in Hong Kong and Taiwan. This was a time of tremendous personal growth through service and teaching the gospel to many who had never heard of Christianity.
Michael arrived home from his mission in 1961 and returned to BYU, graduating with his B.A. in art in 1963. In February of 1963, he married LindaGay Dean, who grew up in Riverside, California. They met while attending art classes at BYU. He finished his student teaching and Master’s degree in 1964.
After graduation, Michael started his first professional job teaching art at Norte Vista High School in Riverside, California. This is where all three of their children were born (Laura, Jonathan and Nathan). Michael and Linda moved back to Ventura County, California, in 1970. Michael taught art at Channel Islands High School until about 1977, at which time he moved to Adolfo Camarillo High School. This is where he taught until his retirement in 1997. His 33 years of teaching was challenging and rewarding.
Michael was very involved with serving in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints during his lifetime. He served in leadership in the Camarillo area from about 1975 to 1996. In 1997, he was called to serve as Mission President in Taipei, Taiwan (1997 to 2000). He was again able to share the gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of Taiwan 36 years after his original service. Michael and LindaGay continued their service to the church by assisting in the LDS Los Angeles Temple from 2000 to 2013.
Michael’s life was full of service to others. He was always looking for ways to help those that needed a lift up. He was able to serve others through work, church, and family. He also enjoyed sharing his skills of art and design. Most of his art was shared with others as gifts for special occasions. There are hundreds of his prints displayed in homes of friends and relatives across the country. He loved to do printmaking (silkscreen, lithography, and woodblock). He also painted with oils on canvas and board. His love for art and drawing was a passion of his from his earliest years and continued throughout his life.
Michael and LindaGay have lived in Camarillo for 47 years, in the same home they purchased when they moved to the area in 1970. Michael is survived by his wife LindaGay, daughter Laura, sons, Jonathan (Jennifer) and Nathan, four grandchildren (Jonah, Marguerite, Elijah, and Michael), and his sister, Ella A. Christensen.
Services will be held Tuesday October 24, 2017 at 11:00 am in the American Fork 8th Ward, 300 North 100 East. A viewing will be held Monday from 6 to 8 pm at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North and Tuesday from 9:45 to 10:45 am prior to the services at the church. Burial in the American Fork Cemetery.
The family of Michael Fredrick Bromley announce with sadness and joy the passing of their beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. He completed his earthly assignment on October 17, 2017, at his home in Saratoga Springs in the presence of his family.
Michael was born on August 17, 1941 in the old American Fork Hospital to Margaret Green Bromley and Adair Wootton Bromley. He joined a wonderful family Robert, Adair, Jess, Carolyn and Richard. At 5 years of age, he contracted polio and was paralyzed below the waist. The Sister Kinney treatment, under the direction of the County Nurse, Mabel Jones, was administered by his mother, sister, and friends. He recovered to lead a full and active life.
Following his graduation from American Fork High School, he attended Utah State University. He was called to serve in the Southern States Mission where a firm testimony and eternal friendships were made. He loved to serve his Heavenly Father and was called as Bishop of the American Fork 11th Ward. He loved the members so much and those friendships continued to bless him throughout his life.
On April 1, 1965, Michael and Catherine Faye Reed were married in the Los Angeles LDS Temple by President Benjamin Bowring. They were blessed to be parents of Michael (Gloria), Reed (Rhonda), Jess (Sarah), Lori (Colin), Trisha (Chris), John (Sandra) and James (Darcelle). 33 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Mike and Cathy had a testimony of the Lamanite Placement Program and treasured these children as their own: Ben Dixson; LaVina Greymountain (Alex) Nez; Dana Jones; Jackie Kinlacheny; Tammy Joseph (Dan) Thompson; Garrilyn Begay; Philbert Yazzie; and Keralee Joseph. The Bromley Family also includes Pakeina (Maile) Latu; Rick Ledbedder, Lucretia Barber; Rotary Exchange students Peter Juul and Silvia Bleyer
Mike enjoyed growing up in a farming environment and desired to raise his family in a similar setting. Following his mission, he began that dream with one coop of chickens. Some of his favorite memories were working with Mike, Scott, Dennis, Bill, Julie, Lori, Juana, Guadalupe and countless others to expand the operation. The U S Jaycees recognized Mike as one of four Outstanding Young Farmers in America in 1977. He valued his membership in Farm Bureau, various egg associations, Rotary Club, Federal Land Bank and BYU Cougar Club.
In the words of C S Lewis, “The present is the point at which time touches eternity”, we are at this point. We’re grateful for the many lessons we’ve learned. Foremost is the principle of enduring to the end with joy and grace. Even though he was very direct and open with his opinions in life, never once did we hear him complain. Although confined to his bed, he expressed gratitude with a smile to those who helped him. The family would like to express sincere thanks to the IHC Hospice Team, especially Adrien, Kim, Betsy, Brooke, Mike, Karen and Drs. Marlan Hansen and Von Welch for the compassionate care they provided. Thanks, also, to the family and many friends who have ministered to him. We love you all.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Robert, Adair and Jess. He is survived by his immediate family.
“A father’s love warms the hearts of his children forever.” Anon.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday October 25, 2017 at 11:00 am in the Old American Fork 1st Ward, 380 South 300 East. A viewing will be held Tuesday from 6 to 8 pm at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, Am. Fork and Wednesday from 9:45 to 10:45 am prior to the services at the church. Burial in the American Fork Cemetery.
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Troy Sherman Vaughan of Lehi, Utah was born December 22, 1929 and departed this life September 18, 2017. He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Shirley Jeanne Stoker Vaughan, and their oldest son, Robin (Buck) Howard Vaughan.
He is survived by their daughters, Katherine Gail Vaughan Coleman (Bob Coleman) of San Dimas, California, Lauren Vaughan Stewart (Jeff Meldrum) of Pocatello, Idaho, son, Troy Michael Vaughan (Delores Kline Vaughan) of Charleston, South Carolina, and daughter-in-law, Donetta Gardner Vaughan (Robin Howard Vaughan) of St. George, Utah. Troy and Shirley were blessed with 4 children, 17 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren (and counting!)
A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 26th, 11:00 a.m. at the Pheasant Pointe Stake Center, 855 West 3200 North , in Lehi. A short visitation will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Relief Society Room prior to the service.
Shanna Fay Rowley Wagstaff
Shanna Fay Rowley Wagstaff, 55, of American Fork passed away on October 13, 2017 in Provo, Utah, due to injuries she sustained in a motorcycle accident on October 11, 2017. Born May 3, 1962 in Provo, Utah the daughter of Winford Smith Rowley Sr. and Minnie Lee Odie Flowers. She married Gary Lynn Wagstaff April 11, 1986 in American Fork, Utah.
Shanna was devoted to her family and lived her life in service to others. She enlisted in the Utah National Guard in her junior year of high school and served for 6 years. She later married the love of her life who had 3 children ranging from ages 6-13. They then welcomed 3 more children in 3 short years. Shanna chose a profession in the service of others. She worked as a Certified Nurses Assistant in elderly care and in-home health. Shanna loved the outdoors. As a teen she hunted and hiked with her father and later took every opportunity available to be outdoors with her husband. She enjoyed hot springing, scenic drives, motorcycle rides, and exploring new places. Shanna sought every opportunity to be with her family. She was the master at organizing family affairs and someone you could always depend on. She took pride in her exceptional ability to cook. Shanna was a resilient and assertive person. She will be greatly missed and we will always have her in our hearts.
Survived by her husband Gary, her children Brandon (Carmen)Wagstaff; Cody Wagstaff; Stacy Wagstaff; Amber (Jed) Horton; Christy (Hampton) Hampton; Cassie (Jeramiah) McDonald; 13 grandchildren; her siblings Sherry Casper; Lamont Rowley; Kevin Rowley; and Gale Behrmann. She is preceded in death by her parents and her siblings Winford Rowley Jr.; Wesley Rowley; Cindy Rowley; and Curtis Rowley.
Funeral services will be held Thursday October 19, 2017 at 11:00 am in the American Fork 8th Ward, 300 North 100 East. A visitation will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 pm at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, Am. Fork and from 9:45 to 10:45 am Thursday prior to the services at the church. Burial in the American Fork Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com
Jean Bowers Wood, 84, of Pleasant Grove, passed away October 13, 2017 in Saratoga Springs. Born June 2, 1933 in Orderville, Utah the daughter of Christopher Heaton and Fay Stevens Bowers. She married Noland Mark Wood June 5, 1952 In Burley, Idaho. Jean was an independent spirit who lived life her way. She loved to sew, read and do counted cross stitch. She loved her family especially her great grandchildren, her “babies”. She is survived by her children: Cindy (Ron) Nielsen; Kerry Wood; LeeAnn (Don) Chadsey; April Merritt; 32 grandchildren 15 great grandchildren and her sister Beverly Wengreen. She is preceded in death by her husband (Noland), parents, and two sisters Idona Barnes and Gloria Leavitt. Funeral services will be held Thursday October 19, 2017 at 11:00 am in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com
Mark Winn Forbes 56, passed away October 11, 2017 in Salt Lake City. He was born March 2, 1961 in American Fork to Allen R. Forbes and LaRae King. He was married October 15, 1982 to Heather Partridge. They later divorced.
Mark was an avid outdoorsman that loved camping with his kids. He also loved motorcycles and Nascar. He was a gifted artist and craftsman especially with woodworking. He was also quite the cook! He was a giant teddy bear with an open heart for everyone.
Mark is survived by his children: Britni, Mitchel (Kori), Devan (Delona), and Justin (Aleesa) Forbes, his parents, and siblings: Scott, Connie (Jeff) Davis, Janis (Jim) Salisbury, Barbara (Roger) Pack, Bruce (JoEllen) Forbes. Eight grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Wednesday October 18, 2017 at 11:00 am at the American Fork 12th Ward 680 East 300 North, American Fork. A viewing will be held before from 9:45-10:45 am and Tuesday from 6-8 pm at Anderson & Sons Mortuary 49 East 100 North, American Fork.
Heaven has our angel...
Melba Passey Argyle, affectionately known as Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma to all of us, passed away in Highland, Utah on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 and joined her eternal sweetheart and loved ones, who have been awaiting her, for a joyous reunion on the other side.
A viewing to greet family and friends will be held at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary 49 East 100 North, American Fork, Utah on Sunday October 15, 2017 from 6-8 pm. Funeral services will be held at the American Fork 23rd Ward 680 North 350 West, American Fork, Utah on Monday October 16, 2017 with a viewing from 9:45-10:45 am.
Melba was born on a cold night in December, 1925 at her grandmother’s house in Lanark, Idaho to Earl Frederick Passey and Alice Elaine Dimick Passey. She was the oldest sibling to Lyman Earl Passey, Afton Passey Zundel, Jeanette Passey, Richard Grant Passey and Frederick William Passey, all of whom preceded her in death.
Melba grew up in Lanark and Montpelier Idaho, Logan, Laketown and eventually Randolph, Utah, where she moved two doors down from the Argyles. She caught the eye of a handsome young man named LaMar Argyle and the rest is history. They were married on Friday August 13, 1943 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple at the young age of 17 before LaMar was to be drafted. Melba delivered her first baby, Judy, while her sweetheart was fighting in World War II.
After LaMar was released from the army, they lived in Logan for a year while attending Utah State University. It was there that they added two more little girls to their family, Denice and Marla. Ron was born in Evanston while they were earning money for college. After graduating they moved to American Fork where Sherrie and Diane were added to complete their family. She has lived there ever since until making her home, the last few years, at Highland Glen Assisted Living in Highland, Utah.
She worked as a clerk, school lunch lady, nurse’s aide on the maternity ward and in Central Processing at American Fork Hospital where she made some very dear and lasting friendships.
Melba was a wonderful cook, seamstress and homemaker and made everyone feel welcome at her home. She served the Lord faithfully her entire life in many capacities and enjoyed serving and working in both the Provo and Mount Timpanogos Temples.
Melba was preceded in death by her loving companion LaMar Argyle, her parent’s and her siblings, her sons-in-law Robert Wilson and David Fackrell, her grandson Troy Wilson and great grandsons Ketrick Anderson and Jacob Young.
She is survived by her children Judy (Michael) Robinson, Denice Wilson, Marla Fackrell, Ron (Carol) Argyle, Sherrie (Lyle) Nelson and Diane (Cary) Johnson, 31 grandchildren, 73 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren, all who will miss her and think about her every single day.
She had a wonderful influence on countless individuals, and most especially her children and grandchildren, where they all have countless fond memories they share of her. She was a strong lady and wonderful example to all and endured faithfully to the end. She will truly be missed.
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. –Dr. Seuss
Janelle Johnson Wells, 61, passed away October 7, 2017 in Highland, Utah surrounded by her family. Born July 25, 1956 in Salt Lake City the daughter of Erb Dee and Margaret Bevan Johnson. She married Daniel Earl Wells, April 22, 1977, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Janelle was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in many callings, 20 years as the Public Relations Emergency Preparedness and Stake Service Project Coordinator. She was an avid gardener, loved quilting and was an excellent cook. She also loved to play cards with her friends almost every Friday, night. Her favorite place was on the beach with her grandchildren.
Survivors include: her husband Dan; children Shalee (Eric) Okelberry; Melinda Wells; Cory Wells; 3 grandchildren Easton, Rebecca and Kellia and her siblings Dennis Johnson; Don Johnson; and Nancy Ott. She is preceded in death by her parents and a sister Carolyn Seaton.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday October 10, 2017 at 11:00 am in the Highland Stake Center, 5335 West 11200 North. Burial will be held in the Tooele Cemetery at 3:30 pm
Elden Laroy Ord, 104, passed away October 2, 2017 in Cedar Hills, Utah. Born September 16, 1913 in Kuna Idaho to Robert James and Erma Lillian Olmsted Ord. Elden was the youngest of seven (7) brothers with (3) sisters. He married Leola May Norton on October 28, 1934. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake, LDS Temple
Elden’s Grandparents’, Thomas and Eleanor Grant Ord, arrived in the Utah Basin, from England on November 30, 1856, as Mormon Handcart Pioneers in “The Edward Martin Company" and shortly thereafter settled in the Old Salt Creek Fort in Nephi, Utah. His Grandparents’, Lewis Chase Olmsted and Margaret Whetsel, had a large cattle ranch near Ely Nevada where his Mother, Lillian Olmsted, was born on January 15, 1878. The Olmsted Family were part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1632 and were among the founders of Hartford, Connecticut in 1636. The Prophet Joseph Smith’ 5th Cousin, Frederick Law Olmsted, was the Landscape Architect responsible for the construction and development of Central Park in New York City (also: Boston Commons, Prospect Park, & Chicago World’s Fair et.al.).
Elden loved his family and was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many callings including Bishop, Stake President, and 30 years as a Patriarch. He retired from Bank of America after 44 years of service. He was also very active in community service.
He is survived by his children: Claudia Lee (Eldon Clair) McKell, Karen Mae (Kenneth Grant) Stowe, John Elden (Margaret Ann) Ord, Steven James (Linda) Ord, Timothy Reed (Carrie) Ord, 22 grandchildren. 90 great grandchildren, 28 great great grand children and a sister Wanda Stebbins, 97.
FUNERAL SERVICE & GRAVESIDE DEDICATION:
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 2pm at Anderson & Sons Lone Peak, 6141 West 11000 North, Highland, UT. A viewing will be held from 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. prior to the services. Burial will be held on October 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Lakewood Memorial Park, 900 Santa Fe Ave. Hughson, CA 95326 (209)883-4465.
Beverly Marie Willesen Vaughn, 72, passed away September 27, 2017 in Provo, Utah. Born November 11, 1944 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Glen Odell Willesen and Irene Christensen Willesen. She married Larry Richard Vaughn December 31, 1984 in Las Vegas. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple.
Beverly loved painting, gardening, canning, quilting and genealogy. She was a member of KOA camping group and an active member of the LDS Church.
She is survived by her children: Phillip (Myrna) Loveless, Michael (Sarah) Loveless, Gregory (Nicole) Loveless, 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, brother Glen Willesen, Sister Darla McIver. She was preceded in death by her husband Larry.
Funeral services will be held Monday, October 2, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the Hillcrest 3rd Ward, 1120 North 150 West, American Fork. A viewing will be held from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. prior to the services. Burial will be in the Bothwell Cemetery, 11580 West 11200 North, Bothwell, Utah near Tremonton, Utah at 4:15 p.m. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
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American Fork Chapel
49 East 100 North
American Fork, UT 84003
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6141 West 11000 North
Highland, UT 84003