June 19, 2013
JEFFREY G. ALLRED
Preston – Jeffrey Guy Allred, 59, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2013 at the Franklin County Medical Center due to natural causes. He was born in Preston, Idaho, to Jack and Thelma Drury Allred.
Jeff attended and graduated from Preston High School where he participated in FFA, wrestling and football. Jeff served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Cebu Philippines mission. Jeff married Mary Ellen Swann in the Manti LDS Temple on Nov. 3, 1977. They were blessed with six children. Jeff started working for Utah Power and Light in 1978. At the time of his death he was working as the logistics lead for the Preston hub of Rocky Mountain Power.
Scouting was an important part of Jeff’s life. As a youth, he served as camp counselor at Hull Valley, Camp Hunt and Camp Wilderness. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout and was also recipient of the Silver Beaver award. As an adult, Jeff has served as Scout Master, Varsity Coach, and Cub Scout den leader. At the time of his death Jeff was serving on the Franklin District Varsity Staff and on the Eagle Board.
Jeff is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Allred, of Preston; and by his children, Nathan (Tonia) Allred, of Pocatello, Idaho; James (Lauren) Allred, of Miamisburg, Ohio; David (Rachel) Allred, of Hailey, Idaho; Amanda Allred, of Preston; and Adam Allred of Preston; and six grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother Brad (Pamela) Allred, of Salt Lake City, Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son Michael Allred; and a brother Stanley James Allred.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Preston North Stake Center, 310 N. State, with Bishop Tom Madsen conducting. A viewing will be held on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E. in Preston and Friday from 9:30- 10:30 a.m. at the stake center. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary. com
J. REED LONG
MAPLETON – J. Reed Long passed away June 15, 2013 at the Franklin County Medical Center in Preston from pneumonia. He was born Oct. 22, 1925 in Cub River, Idaho to Rufus Cleveland and Lettie Baird Perkins Long. He met his sweetheart Carma C. Wanner at a dance in Cub River and married her in the Logan LDS Temple on June 26, 1944.
Reed was an accomplished mechanic, he also farmed and worked at Monsanto. He worked on the North Slope Pipeline in Alaska and at the sugar factory in Whitney. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in various callings including the bishopric, elders quorum presidency, sunday school and scouting. He also flew in an air club in Preston. In his later years he enjoyed spending his winters in San Carlos, Mexico.
He is survived by his wife Carma, of Mapleton, Idaho; his children David R. (Janet) Long, of Preston, Idaho; Michael W. (Fernetta) Long, of Mt. View, Calif.; Bryan Long, of Preston; Debi (Steve) Young, of Laveen, Ariz.; and Norita (Dave) Stricker, of Eagle, Idaho; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings Verl P. Long, of St. Anthony, Idaho; Myrle Pierce, of Salt Lake City, Utah; and Rayma (Lafe) Jepsen, of Preston; and a brother-in-law Forest Odekirk, of Farr West, Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents; and five siblings, Wendell Long, Thora Snarr, Leola Ash, Bryce Long and Venda Odekirk.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Mapleton LDS Chapel with Bishop Burbank conducting. A viewing will be held on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E. in Preston and Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Mapelton Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the LDS Church general missionary fund.
LANDELL “LANNY” WESTERBERG
GRACE – Landell “Lanny” A. Westerberg, 77, of Grace passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Pocatello, Idaho.
Lanny was born Sept. 30, 1935 in Logan, Utah. He was raised in Niter, Idaho and went to school in Grace, Idaho until moving to Preston where he graduated from high school. Lanny purchased a farm in Niter and also owned range land and a large herd of sheep. He married Pamela Tyler on June 16, 1967.
He was the director of the wool pool for several years before selling his sheep in 1972 and purchasing dairy cows. He also had beef cattle and enjoyed his draft team. Often taking them to parades and competitions, this was a love he shared with the family.
Lanny was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many positions throughout the years including organist.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years Pamela “Pam”; daughters Laurie (Jason) Hamp, Linda (Tracy) Clark, Lisa (Garey) Lacey and sons Layne (Kelly) Westerberg, Larin Westerberg; and eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father August F. “Ferd” Westerberg; mother Aileen Westerberg; and an infant son Leon Alma; and a nephew Kip Rindlisbaker.
Services were held on Monday, June 17, 2013 at Noon at the Thatcher- Williams Ward Chapel in Niter. The family will visit with friends on Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the church and on Monday morning from 10:30-11:30 a.m. prior to services. Burial will be in the Grace Cemetery.
Services are under the direction of the Sims Funeral Home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family online at www.simsfh.com
BEVERLY BELL NASH
1928 – 2013
Beverly Bell Nash was born in Mink Creek, Idaho, on Aug. 3, 1928. Beverly is the firstborn of Theo James and Edith Larsen Bell. This bright, energetic, precocious young girl was a gifted musician, whose skills at the piano and organ enriched the lives of her family, students, as well as the LDS wards and missions where she served. She left Mink Creek to live with her grandparents in order to attend Preston High School. It was there she met her lifelong love and companion, Brent Isaac Nash. A highlight of her high school years was being named queen of the “That Famous Preston Night Rodeo”, astride her horse Champ.
Beverly graduated from Preston High School at age 16, worked as a legal secretary, and attended Utah State University in Logan, Utah, prior to serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Central Atlantic States Mission. Shortly after returning, she married Brent Isaac Nash in the Logan LDS Temple on Aug. 3, 1950. She worked simultaneously as a resident dorm manager and mother to the first two of their five children, Scott and Julie, while Brent finished his studies at Utah State University.
After graduating from Utah State University in 1954, the family moved to Seattle, Wash., where Brent attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry. From their early days in Seattle, Beverly taught scores of piano students, sharing her appreciation and love of music for the next 60 years. Her accompaniments of Brent singing are among the most memorable of her musical contributions.
In Seattle, she gave birth to three more children, Marcus, Jeanmarie and Rebekah. Over the years, she served in influential church leadership positions as president of the Relief Society, Primary, and Young Women’s organizations, contributing to the LDS Church’s growth in the Pacific Northwest. Her administrative skills were complimented by a perceptive and profound insight into individual hearts and the discernment to provide personal influence as needed. Her children remember Sunday fried-chicken dinners with gravy, and homemade German chocolate cake for each child’s birthday. All five children were married in an LDS Temple.
After all her children were married, Beverly and Brent were called to lead the Australia Sydney Mission from 1988 until 1991. They ministered to the mission and to the needs of over 300 missionaries. Back in the Pacific Northwest, she was called to serve as Matron of the Seattle Temple with her husband as Temple President from 1992 to 1995. Phasing into semi-retirement, she continued to teach piano and life lessons until Brent retired from his professorship at the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 2008.
Together, Beverly and Brent maintained lives of integrity, fixed and immovable in their faith in the living God. As a devoted mother, her children from infancy through adulthood, received of her time and loving attention, especially appreciated through their interesting teen years.
She is survived by her husband, five children, 25 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am, Saturday, June 22, 2013 in the Centerville 5th Ward Chapel, 270 N. 300 E., Centerville, Utah. Interment will follow at the Mink Creek, Idaho, Cemetery at 3 p.m. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com
June 12, 2013
Dean Richard Johnston, 61, of Idaho Falls, Idaho died Thursday, June 6, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah of heart failure. His family was at his side.
He was born October 10, 1951, in Preston, Idaho, the third child of Eldon Richard Johnston and Enid Woolsey Johnston. His father passed when he was eleven; he and his mother shared a special bond. He attended schools in Preston, graduating from Preston High School and continuing his education studying accounting at Brigham Young University. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Philippines, a nation and a people for whom he had a lifetime love.
Dean moved with his family to Idaho Falls in 1976. He found great satisfaction in his work as an accountant, finishing his career working for the Shoshone Bannock Tribes. He loved living in Idaho Falls and contributed to the community for several years as a member of the Kiwanis Club and a volunteer at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. He was a charter member of the Southeast Idaho Chapter of the National Association of Accountants and served on the Office Occupation Advisory Board for Eastern Idaho Technical College. His favorite times were spent exploring the Grand Teton and Yellowstone region with his family. He was curious and a lifetime learner.
An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he lived and worshipped in the Idaho Falls 26th Ward for 36 years. There he served in various callings, including ward mission leader, gospel doctrine teacher, executive secretary, Bishop’s first counselor, ward and stake financial clerk, and teacher in the high priest group.
Dean was a loving father whose greatest joy came from his family.
Survivors are: daughter, Melissa Ann Johnston of Richmond, Virginia; son, David Richard (Anna) Johnston of Columbus, Ohio; daughter, Amilynne Rose Johnston of Reno, Nevada; son, Alan Fred (Patti) Johnston of Idaho Falls, Idaho; grandson, Ryan Allan Johnston and granddaughter Mari Minglanilla Johnston. He is also survived by his three siblings, Anna Louise (Bryce) Gray, Enid Elaine Wyckoff and Van Eldon (Terry) Johnston.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Idaho Falls LDS 26th Ward, 2025 Jennie Lee Drive. The family will meet with friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge, and from 10- 10:45 a.m. prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Preston Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2013.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com
Jensine (Cena) Marsh, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013 at her home in Preston Idaho, following a brief but valiant battle with cancer.
Jensine was born April 23, 1925 in Tomah, Wisconsin, the sixth of eight daughters of Henry and Edith Johannessen. The family returned to Idaho Falls ,Idaho, in 1929 where she was raised and educated, graduating with the class of 1943, and earning a letter in basketball.
After graduating, she moved to Salt Lake City to work at one of the many military contractors supporting the war effort. During a night on the town, with an older sister, she met a “handsome Lieutenant” at a dance club in downtown Salt Lake City. As the story goes, he came to her rescue that night and twelve months later they were married on Oct. 30, 1945. That marriage to Walter E. Marsh lasted fifty-six years, ending at his death on March 12, 2001.
She retired from Sperry Univac as a senior buyer in the purchasing department after 34 years. She and Walter worked diligently with the members of the 307th Bomb Group Memorial Association, compiling newsletters, rosters, and serving as secretary for many years. They were involved with the 398th Bomb Group, and traveled the world attending their many reunions.
Jensine was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many capacities in the Relief Society. Her love of quilting brought many women of the Relief Society together, hand stitching quilts and blankets to be donated to needy children at Primary Children’s Hospital. Her love of dolls as a child, continued throughout her life and with her sisters, she crafted, dressed and pampered hundreds of handmade porcelain dolls.
She had an amazing ability to make and keep friends. From her earliest days as a child and wherever she traveled throughout the world, she added to that long list of friends. She was the driving force in organizing her 50th class reunion in 1993, and only missed the 70th reunion this year because of her failing health. Her keen mind and memory for facts and details provided hours of wonderful stories for her children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren. She is survived by her three children: Kristine Jones (Alan), Sandy, Utah; Susan McQueen, Preston, Idaho; Kevin Marsh (Leslie), Riverton, Utah; two sisters, Joanna Koester (Dale), Downey, Idaho; Jalna Searle, Shelley, Idaho; eleven grandchildren and twenty-nine great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents; her husband Walter; and five sisters.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Whitney 2nd Ward 1444 S. 1600 E., Preston, Idaho. Friends may call at the Whitney 2nd Ward from 9-11 a.m.
Interment will follow a second service for friends and family in the Salt Lake City area, held at 3:30 pm, at Mountain View Memorial Estates 3115 E. 7800 S., Salt Lake City, Utah.
In leu of flowers the family would suggest a donation to Primary Children’s Hospital, or as mother would say “The Children’s Primary”. The family would like to thank the many friends from the Whitney 2nd Ward who loved and cared for our mother and the kind care given by the nurses and aides from the Franklin County Medical Center and Hospice.
June 5, 2013
BETH CHOULES HAMPTON
1925 – 2013
Beth Choules Hampton, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away on May 28, 2013, in Eagle, Idaho, at the age of 87, after a short but valiant battle with cancer.
Beth was born in Fairview, Idaho, on Oct. 31, 1925, to Alma and Leda Larsen Choules. She attended schools in Fairview and Preston, graduating from Preston High School in 1944. She then completed a two year course of study in accounting at Idaho State University.
She married Rex W. Hampton on July 15, 1947. They lived in Pocatello and Preston, before moving to Ogden and eventually Sunset, where they resided for 50 years before moving to Eagle in 2009. They are the parents of three children.
Beth was employed in the accounting department at Hill Air Force Base for 25 years and retired in 1986.
She was an avid card player and loved all sports, especially bowling. She won many bowling trophies and tournaments. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Beth is survived by her children, Kathy Mumford (James), of Eagle, Vicki Neibaur (Willard) and Dan Hampton, both of Mesa, Arizona; seven grandchildren; 13-1/2 great-grandchildren; her sister, Barbara Bauer of St. George, Utah; and her brother, Philip Choules of Boise. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rex; sisters, Ann Lewis and Sandra Hall; and brother, Bill Choules.
Memorial services were held at the Morris Hill Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2013. Interment was at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. The family wishes to express heartfelt thanks for the loving care given to their mother by the staffs at Spring Creek Assisted Living and United Hospice. Services are under the direction of Relyea Funeral Chapel in Boise.
BRENDA M. SMITH
Avalon, Texas – Brenda Fae Stones Mickelson Smith, 59, loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend passed away peacefully on Friday, May 31, 2013 after complications from surgery.
She was born in Downey, Idaho on Sept. 22, 1953 to Barbara Thompson and Ben J. Stones. She married Jerry Jeppsen and they were later divorced. She then married Delmas Smith. She lived in Grace and Soda Springs, Idaho; Plain City, Utah; and Kempner, Texas.
Brenda is survived by her husband Delmas Smith of Avalon, Texas; Jeannie Jeppsen (Chad) Rust, of Gatesville, Texas; Noelle (Billie) Blain, of Avalon, Texas; four grandchildren Kodylane Rust, Garrett Rust, Jessica Rust and Phoebe Blain. She is also survived by her mother Barbara Mickelson, of Grace, Idaho; and her siblings Scott (Kari) Mickelson, of Pocatello, Idaho; Antone (Kelley) Mickelson, Yakima, Wash.; Marty (Dianne) Mickelson, Lewiston, Utah; Marsha (Phillip) Warren, Jerome, Idaho; Betty (Jed) Fellows, Preston, Idaho; Blair (Laura) Mickelson, Melba, Idaho; Sarah (Wade) Hansen, Lancaster, Ohio; Arlen Mickelson, Preston, Idaho; Marlowe (Noel) Mickelson, of Grace, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her father Ben J. Stones, a step-father Riley L. Mickelson, and a brother Brian J. Stones.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 12:00 noon at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E. in Preston, Idaho. A viewing will be held on Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. at Webb Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Downey Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com
May 29, 2013
RORY BRENT EDWARDS
Rory Brent Edwards passed away May 22, 2013 in Preston, Idaho, at Franklin County Medical Center succumbing to a long fight with brain cancer.
Rory was born June 18, 1979 in Orange, Calif., to Brent and Diane Edwards. His nurses called him the “Hulk”. His siblings are Brendian Edwards Seymour and Heath Asa Edwards.
His grandparents are Dennis and Ruby Edwards and Doug and Yvonne Clair. Great-grandparents are Felix and Viola Edwards.
Some of Rory’s many activities included drawing (he was a gifted artist), skim boarding (he made the skim boards), surfing, skin diving, flashlight tag, frisbee tag, gourmet cooking, BMX riding, entertaining his friends as a comedian and doing magic tricks.
He enjoyed going shooting with Brendian and her husband Jared. He made canes. He was a roofer and a tile setter.
One family story is of him learning karate as an eight year old and then charging his cousins a quarter to teach them.
He loved his dog, Muska, who he had trained very well. Muska preceded him to Heaven.
Rory was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved studying about Joseph Smith. He was devoted to his family.
The family would like to thank the staff at Franklin County Medical Center for their kindness and great nursing skills.
Harold (Corkey) Bradford, 77, former Franklin resident passed away on over the weekend. Funeral arrangements are pending.
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