Amber Edwards, 40, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on Oct. 11, 1974, in Logan, Utah, to Nelda and Curtis Edwards. She grew up in Preston, Idaho, where she attended school. She graduated from Preston High School in 1992 and then attended Utah State University in Logan, Utah.
Amber married Jared Kofoed and had two beautiful children. Taryn born in 1995 and Hunter born in 1996. They were the joy of her life.
At the time of her passing she was employed at Wasatch Group as office manager.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Amber is survived by her daughter, Taryn; and son, Hunter; mother, Nelda Edwards; father, Curtis (Janet) Edwards; sister, Nicole (Chris); nephews, Nathan and Jacob; niece, Jessica; grandparents, Valdemar and Noemi Castillo; as well as many aunts and uncles. She will be missed by many special and close cousins. Amber’s greatest joy was spending time with those she loved.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Nat and Dean Edwards; aunt, Vilma Castillo; uncles, DeVon Bollschwieler and Richard Fry; and three cousins, Spenser Cole, and TJ and Michael Fluckiger; who have lovingly greeted her in heaven.
In the past six months Amber experienced ill health due to an unknown liver disease. At the time of her death she was waiting for a new liver. A liver was not available at the optimal time and her body fought as hard as it could.
As family, we would like to thank all the doctors and nurses at Intermountain Medical Center for their loving care. We encourage everyone to consider organ donation to give the gift of life to those suffering various illnesses.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Preston South Stake Center, 55 E. 1st S., Preston, Idaho, with Bishop Jim Summers conducting. Friends may call Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 8th E., Preston and Monday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the stake center. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com
Gary Lee Jensen
TRENTON, UTAH – Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend, Gary Lee Jensen, 85, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family from natural causes at his home in Trenton, Utah, on Monday, July 27, 2015.
He was born on May 16, 1930, in Richmond, Utah, a son of J. Franklin and Grace Elizabeth Netcher Jensen.
He graduated North Cache High School. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.
Gary married Naomi Miller on Aug. 7, 1954, in Logan, Utah. From this union they had four children, Jerry, Amy Lee, Emily and Kathleen. They were later divorced; Gary married Mable Florene Westmoreland Ross on June 24, 1980, in the Logan Utah LDS Temple.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he was a high priest, home teacher and ball coach.
Gary worked for Lundahl-Hesston, Wilson Motor and Union Pacific Railroad as a mechanic.
He was an avid supporter for the Blue Sox Smithfield Baseball Team.
Gary enjoyed tying flies, gardening, baseball, helping neighbors and loved being with his family.
Surviving are his wife, Florene, Trenton, Utah; children and step-children, Jerry Dee (Cheri) Jensen, Logan, Utah; Amy Lee (Robert O.) Bosworth, Weston, Idaho; Emily Rydalch, Smithfield, Utah; Kathleen (Tom Carter), Trenton, Utah; Glenna Hugie, Tremonton, Utah; Eugene (Kris) Ross, St George, Utah; George (Dot) Ross, Corinne, Utah; Grace Ross, Brigham City, Utah; Edna Totter, Brigham City, Utah; Frank (Patty) Ross, Logan, Utah; Shirlee Ross, Brigham City, Utah; 36 grandchildren and 71 great-grandchildren with more coming.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one step-son, Nowell Rydalch; one step-daughter, Gloria; one step-son-in-law, Frank Totter; three brothers, Frankie, Cliff, Dale; and one sister, Faye.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at noon at the Cornish Trenton LDS Chapel, 1200 N. 400 W., Trenton, Utah.
A viewing will be held on Saturday at the church from 10-11:40 a.m. followed by a luncheon and Interment will be in the Smithfield Cemetery at 3 p.m., where military honors will be accorded by the Combined Box Elder County Honor Guard. Email condolences to www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com; entrusted to Gillies Funeral Chapel, Brigham City, Utah, 435-723-5236.
July 29, 2015
KWEN DELOS GRIFFETH
Kwen Delos Griffeth of Preston, Idaho, passed away July 17, 2015, at the age of 83, at this son’s home in Springfield, Mo. He was born July 11, 1932, in Dayton, Idaho, to Patison Delos and Cloie Perkins Griffeth.
Kwen grew up in Fairview, Idaho, where he became the first Eagle Scout. He attended school in Idaho Falls and Preston where he participated in many activities, including the school opera, sports, and art. He held school office, and graduated from Preston High in 1950. He enjoyed teaching 4-H and Scout groups, even while still in high school. He also purchased and worked a small dry farm with his father while still in high school.
He married Evelyn Knapp on October 1, 1952, in the Logan LDS Temple. They became the parents of three children, Kwen Delos (Cheryl) Griffeth of Springfield, Mo.; Glenda Kay (Doyle) Elison of Preston, Idaho; and Howard Scott (Lori) Griffeth of Preston, Idaho.
After the death of his first wife, he married Rawana Wright Shrives, and helped to raise her four daughters, Cindy (David) Bolen of Lonetree, Wyo.; Rhonda (Kent) Dansie of Cedar Valley, Utah; Linda (David) Sohn of Logan, Utah; and Jeri (Louis) Hampton of Preston, Idaho. They divorced in 1995.
He enjoyed teaching the youth and was very supportive of his children’s involvement in athletics and livestock events. He enjoyed raising animals, including fighting roosters and Greyhounds at times. Most of all, he loved involvement with horses. Kwen was involved with breeding and raising competitive American Quarter Horses for over 50 years. His children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren participated in rodeos on all levels, reining and cow cutting, 4-H and other horse related activities, and he supported all of these efforts. He also enjoyed hunting, reading, music and riding the range.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six older sisters; and his wife, Evelyn. His living legacy includes his children, 27 grandchildren, and 45 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held August 3, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. at the Mapleton LDS Church. Friends may call from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Franklin Idaho Cemetery.
July 22, 2015
KWEN DELOS GRIFFETH
Kwen Delos Griffeth, 83, of Preston, Idaho, passed away July 17, 2015, at his son’s home in Springfield, Mo. He was born July 11, 1932, in Dayton, Idaho. Funeral arrangements are pending; an obituary will appear in a future edition of the newspaper.
DOUG WALTER BEUTLER
Hurricane, Utah- Doug Walter Beutler, 46, passed away on July 13, 2015, in Salina, Utah, in a trucking accident. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 17, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Heritage LDS Chapel, 1178 S. 700 W., Hurricane, Utah. Visitations will be held Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Metcalf Hurricane Valley Mortuary and Friday from 9:30- 10:30 a.m. at the church. Additional services will be held on Monday, July 20, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Dayton, Idaho, LDS Church in Dayton, Idaho. Friends may call Monday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Dayton Idaho Cemetery.
CRAIG STEVEN LARSON
“It’s all about faith, family and friends. Measure the importance of everything you do by its effect on those three things.” This was the motto of our gentle husband, father and grandfather, Craig Steven Larson. Papa passed away July 13, 2015, at the age of 66 from gastric cancer.
Craig was born Nov. 18, 1948, in Preston, Idaho, to Keith and Idella Borup Larson. He was the middle child– sandwiched between big brother, John, and little sister, Kristen (Beckstead). His family and friends have enjoyed hearing his grand tales of childhood, full of BB gun mishaps, large animal encounters and exciting adventures in the farmlands of Preston. After high school, he served an LDS mission to Denmark. He loved his mission and continued to pray in Danish throughout his life. He graduated from BYU in 1973, followed by law school at the University of Idaho. Craig married Margaret Ann Paulsen in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on April 19, 1973. He often told us that marrying Margie was the best decision of his life. They have worked as a team to bless the lives of everyone they meet. Craig and Margie are the parents of Keith and Cheree Larson, Matthew and Lorraine Larson, Erik Finn and Mikaela Larson, Emily and Jacob Featherstone, and Lisa and Tyler Margetts. They are now the grandparents of 17 unusually talented grandchildren!
Craig worked as legal counsel for Utah Title and Sorenson Development, and as a real estate project manager for the LDS Church. He was also an accomplished musician. Playing the piano and trombone were a part of his very being. He touched the lives of many people through music. He is the composer of many sacred hymns, sharing his faith and love for family with people around the globe. Craig had great faith in the Savior, Jesus Christ, which motivated him to serve others with enthusiasm and dedication. He loved serving as a bishop and, most recently, as a counselor in the stake presidency. He especially enjoyed working with the Boy Scouts, home teaching and leading the ward choir.
Craig loved goofy jokes, western movies, mowing the lawn with a push-mower, fishing in the Uintas, ketchup and foot rubs. He wouldn’t let us go near the presents until he received his mandatory Christmas morning back scratch. He looked for the good in people and always gave everyone the benefit of the doubt. He was quick to compliment and always tried to do what was right.
Funeral services will be held, today, Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 11 a.m., at the East Millcreek 6th LDS Ward located at 3103 E. Craig Dr. in Salt Lake City, Utah. A viewing took place Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and will also take place Wednesday from 9:30- 10:30 a.m. at the 6th Ward. Interment followed at Wasatch Lawn Cemetery located at 3400 S. Highland Dr. in Salt Lake City.
The family would like to express their appreciation to all those who have helped Craig throughout his life. In his own words, “Margie and I will know the Savior when we see Him, because we have seen Him in your faces and felt His love in your hugs.” Papa always told us, “Leave it better than you found it.” Well, Papa, you sure did!
NADINE HUNTER BASTIAN
Nadine Hunter Bastian, 76, passed away Monday, July 13, 2015, surrounded by her family at the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. She was born on Dec. 12, 1938, in American Falls, Idaho, to David E. and Josephine Ashton Hunter.
Nadine grew up on a farm and learned how to work hard. She never let her small size slow her down. Most people found themselves struggling to keep up with her. She was full of life and determination. Her family might have even called her “stubborn” at times.
Nadine met her husband, Stephen, at Utah State University. They married in the Logan LDS Temple on Aug. 9, 1961. They have enjoyed 54 happy years together. She was committed to being a wife and mother, which brought her great joy. The Gospel, the Temple, and Family History also filled her time.
Nadine is survived by her husband, Stephen; four children, Michelle (Blayne), Rochelle, Paul, and Denise; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael.
Funeral services were held on Monday, July 20, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Preston South Stake Center, 55 E. 100 S. in Preston. A viewing was held on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E. in Preston and Monday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the stake center. Interment was in the Weston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary. com
RAQUEL PETERSON HARRIS HANSEN
Raquel Peterson Harris Hansen, 84, passed away July 15, 2015, in Preston, Idaho. She was born Sept. 12, 1930, in Preston to Charles Joel and Zeffie Fern Bennett Peterson. She married D. William (Bill) Harris on April 4, 1950, in the Logan LDS Temple. They enjoyed 45 years of marriage and were blessed with three daughters, Stephanie (Brent) Cooper, Kimberlee (Shawn) Coats and Kristin (Reed) Bailey.
When Bill passed away in 1995, Raquel found companionship with a dear man, Loyal Hansen. They married on April 27, 1996. They spent 16 happy years together traveling and spending time with family until Loyal passed away in January of 2012.
She loved music, singing, reading, movies, good food and being with family. She found joy in serving in various church callings and in the temple.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and by one sister, Fern (Herb) Poteet. She was preceded in death by her two husbands, by five siblings and by one granddaughter. She is also survived by the Hansen kids: Sandra, Cydnee, Lori, Jeff, Blake, Cody and Cheyanne, who treated her with kindness.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Preston South Stake Center, 55 E. 1st S., Preston, Idaho, with Bishop Jim Summers conducting. Friends called Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E., Preston, and Tuesday from 9:30- 10:30 a.m. at the stake center. Interment was in the Fairview Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com She was dedicated to her children and grandchildren. She will be missed beyond measure.
July 15, 2015
DON ALBERT WESTOVER
Don Albert Westover, 91, of Clifton, Idaho, passed away at his home July 9, 2015. He was born Aug. 26, 1923, in Lewiston, Utah, to Albert Haven and Liva Karren Westover. Don was the fifth of ten children, five girls and five boys.
He attended North Cache High School and then he was honored to serve two years in the United States Navy during World War II. His ship was the first to dock in Tokyo when Japan surrendered and he was among those first soldiers that set foot ashore. Following his service to his country, he served a two-year LDS Mission to the Eastern States. During that time his family moved from Lewiston, Utah, to Swan Lake, Idaho, and then finally purchased another farm in Clifton, Idaho. Later, Don served another LDS Mission with his wife to Texas Fort Worth. They spent twelve months working in the mission office during the day and regular missionary work in the evenings.
Don married Connie Viehweg on Aug. 10, 1949, in the Logan Utah LDS Temple. They lived most of their lives on a dry farm in Clifton. In order to keep the farm running and support his family, he also took on several different jobs through the years. The last twenty years before retirement he worked as a pipe fitter for Thiokol/ ATK Plant at Promontory Point in Utah.
He served his community and church in various ways. For several years he was a Republican Precinct Committeeman and a charter member of the Clifton Lions Club. He was best known for putting together a merry-go-round for the 24th of July Celebration. His church service included elder’s quorum, young men’s, home teacher, teacher and in the French extraction program.
After retirement and until Connie’s death in 2009, they spent their winters in Salome, Ariz. They had a great love for the beauty of the desert especially raising lemons, oranges, grapefruits and dates. During his life Don had two very serious accidents that resulted in brain surgeries. Prostate cancer struck him and for several years he was able to hold the cancer at bay. But finally the cancer won.
He is survived by his three children, JaNeil (Kurtis) Buttars, Val (LaRee) Westover and Peggy (Jed) Rawlins; sixteen grandchildren, fifty-six great-grandchildren; a sister, Vera Olsen; and by four brothers, Nord, Reed, Harold and Clair. He was preceded in death by his wife, Connie; by his parents and by four sisters. The family would like to express a heartfelt thanks to Access Hospice and especially Thelma Roley for the care he received. That care made his last days more comfortable.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Clifton Second Ward Chapel with Bishop Clark Cox conducting. Friends may call Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church in Clifton. Military rites and interment will be in the Clifton Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com
July 8, 2015
KEITH KELLER CRANE
Burley, Idaho – Keith Keller Crane, 90, of Burley, and formerly of Mink, Creek, Idaho, died Sunday, July 5, 2015, at Countryside Care and Rehabilitation in Rupert, Idaho.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 13, at the Burley LDS 3rd and 7th Ward Church, 2200 Oakley Ave., in Burley, with Bishop Steven Gerratt officiating. Burial will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the Mink Creek Cemetery in Mink Creek.
Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, July 12, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10-10:45 a.m. on Monday at the church.
KENNETH DUANE HAKE
Kenneth Duane Hake, 74, passed away on July 5, 2015, at his home. He was born March 13, 1941, in Baudette, Minn., the son of Percy A. and Florence Delphine Mcotis Hake. He married Ann Elizabeth Barnett on May 10, 1997, in Pinedale, Wyo.
He loved to operate heavy equipment. He enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting. He also loved going door-to-door teaching people the Bible and also building kingdom halls.
He is survived by his wife, Ann, of Preston, Idaho; two sons and three daughters, Duane Hake of Muncy, Penn.; Andrew (Colleen) Hake of Long Beach, Cali.; Corinne Wilkerson of Wichita, Kan.; Mary Jean Hake of Branson, Mo.; Latisha Shivers of Albuquerque, N.M.; by two step-daughters, Michelle (Eric) Stocker of Fort Collins, Colo.; Jennifer (Jason) Savilla of Sandy, Utah; 18 grandchildren; one brother and four sisters, Alan Hake of Preston, Idaho; Janet Hake of Mesa, Ariz.; Kippi (Bob) Paquin of Las Vegas, Nev.; Kathy (Denny) Lello of Las Vegas, Nev.; and Kristi (Greg) Gonzales of Goodyear, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his parents; and by his son, Joey Hake.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at 2 p.m. in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 804 N. State St., Preston, Idaho. There will be a gathering at the Hake residence following the service. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com
LARRY EARL PORTER
Larry Earl Porter, 78, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on May 11, 1937, to Frederick Earl Porter and Jennie May Gilbert and grew up on the family ranch up Cub River. He was the third youngest child out of eight children, having two brothers and five sisters. He attended high school at Preston High.
Larry married Madge Johnson on June 22, 1956. They raised their family in Pocatello, Idaho. They were married for 59 years.
Larry was a commercial industrial and heavy equipment mechanic his whole life and had his own business for 44 years and was very gifted at fixing mechanical problems.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as Elders Quorum president, Young Men’s leader and Sunday School president.
Larry enjoyed elk and deer hunting with a bow and rifle and loved to camp and fish with his wife and daughters. He was an avid snowmobiler. He loved to tell stories to his family and pull pranks on family members.
Larry is survived by his wife, Madge Porter, Pocatello, Idaho; daughters, Susan (Junior) Wayas, Pocatello, Idaho; Carol Spillett, Rockland, Idaho; Betty (Rod) Pierce, Pocatello, Idaho; Kathy (Bob) Musetti, Pocatello, Idaho; Ann (Jim) Helfrich, Yorba Linda, Calif.; brother, Dorin Porter; sisters, Luana Esplin, Onda Taylor, Donna Anderson, Maxine Lund; 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his father, Frederick Porter; mother, Jennie May Gilbert Porter; brother, Woodrow Porter; sister, Odetta Monson; and great-grandson, Bouncy Spillett.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Portneuf LDS Church, 8200 W. Portneuf Rd. Pocatello, Idaho, 83204, with a viewing for one hour prior to services.
Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho, 83201, 208-233-1500.
Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, 1520 S. 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho, 83204.
Condolences can be made to the family online at www.colonial-funeralhome.com
CARLIE NELSON THOMPSON ALLSOP
Carlie Nelson Thompson Allsop, 83, passed away on June 30, 2015, at the Bear River Valley Care Center. Carlie was born on July 1, 1931, in Mink Creek, Idaho, to Leo Phillip Nelson and Blanche Rasmussen. She was most recently married to Val Allsop.
Carlie worked for Thiokol for 18 years. She retired in 1992.
She loved to sing in the church choir, play her player organ and board games. Mom was a gardener and canned everything she grew. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. More than anything she loved to spend time with her family. She had the love of Christ in her. She served in the Logan LDS Temple as an ordinance worker for many years.
Carlie was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved to serve others and made over 1,000 stocking caps that she donated to the LDS Humanitarian Fund. She served an LDS Mission in England from 2000-2002, she was serving others every chance she had. She enjoyed serving many years in the primary and loved the children.
She is survived by children, Gwendellen T. Phillips, Lawrence L. Thompson, Kevin B. Thompson, Kayla T. Mortensen, Teresa Thompson, Stanley J. Thompson, Norma (Leah) Thompson Walker, Shannon Bunn and Jeffrey H. Bunn; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Glenda Nelson Kent.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Lester L. Thompson (Husband), Jacob H. Bunn (Husband), Val Allsop (Husband); and four siblings.
Funeral services for Carlie were held on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home, 111 N. 100 E., Tremonton, Utah. A viewing was held prior to the service from 9:30- 10:30 a.m. Burial took place in the Clarkston Cemetery.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ruddfuneralhome.com
EULA LEONE SEELY SMITH
Eula Leone Seely Smith, 80, of Thatcher, Idaho, passed away July 2, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, in the Franklin County Medical Center, after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer.
Leone was preceded in death by her siblings, Joseph Boyd, James Dale, Morris Ruel, Eva Adella and Clair Leon. She is survived by her husband, Norman Ross Smith; and seven daughters, Marianne Coburn (Sheldon), Kathy Thomas (Scott), Lynnette Stratton (Ken), Holly Riley (Dave), Connie Page (Dennis), Stephanie Kunkel (Steven), and Stacie Steadman (Derek). She is also survived by her sister, Helen Caroline Harvey, and by her 27 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Leone was born Dec. 31, 1934, in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, to Ruel and Eula Jorgensen Seely, where she had a happy childhood surrounded by extended family. She attended grade school there, then studied secretarial skills at Brigham Young University before moving to Salt Lake City and beginning her employment as a secretary. There she met her future husband, Ross. They were married in the Manti LDS Temple. Together they lived in Fairbanks, Alaska; Cleveland, Idaho; Logan, Utah; Preston, Idaho; and Thatcher, Idaho.
Leone worked as a secretary, bookkeeper, and many other jobs during her busy life. She was the bookkeeper for the mining business she and her husband owned. She was a vivacious mother and friend, who approached all her responsibilities and activities wholeheartedly. She loved her husband and children and devoted her energy to giving them wonderful lives. Her faith in Jesus Christ and her testimony of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were unwavering. She loved music and blessed many as she performed in singing groups and served in Primary, Relief Society and ward choir callings in the LDS Church. She loved collecting recipes, playing card and board games, the Utah Jazz and holding yard sales. She held in her heart every friend she met, including the many medical caregivers who showed her kindness during her final illness.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at noon in the Thatcher/Williams Ward Church, 2060 Niter Bench Road, Niter, Idaho. Friends called Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E., Preston, Idaho, and Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the church. Interment was in the Cleveland, Idaho, Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary. com
BEVERLY JEPSEN KARREN
Lewiston, Utah – Beverly Jepsen Karren, 65, passed away on July 2, 2015, at her home in Lewiston, Utah, surrounded by her family. She was born May 11, 1950, in Preston, Idaho, the daughter of Lafe and Rayma Long Jepsen. She married Greg H. Karren in 1972 in the Ogden Utah LDS Temple. Together they raised 10 children (eight girls and two boys).
She was always a very hard worker and was often found working outside in the garden and flowerbeds. She spent a lot of time canning and bread making. She loved to listen to music and read.
She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and willingly served in various callings in her ward. She was serving a mission with her husband at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City, which she really enjoyed. At the time of her death, she was fighting a courageous battle with gall bladder cancer. She cherished her family and never turned down a chance to help any of her children or grandchildren. She has a special place in each of their hearts and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her husband, Greg, of Lewiston; eight daughters and two sons, Candaleria (Dan) Williams of Rexburg, Idaho; Lesia (Robert) Atkinson of Franklin, Idaho; Marsha (Chris) Dockstader of Nibley, Utah; Andrea (Bart) Young of Soda Springs, Idaho; Trina (James) Murray of Lewiston, Utah; Savannah (Aaron) Page of Vernal, Utah; Adam (Rachel) Karren of Lewiston, Utah; Shurlana (Dan) Hansen of Logan, Utah; Andrew Karren of Logan, Utah; Krista (Justin) Rowe of Mesquite, Nev.; forty grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; by her parents, Lafe and Rayma Jepsen, of Preston, Idaho; by three brothers, Lynn (Kathy) Jepsen of Fairview, Idaho; Wayne (Marie) Jepsen, Brentwood, Cali.; Dennis (Raelene) Jepsen of Franklin, Idaho; and by a sister, Alison Jepsen of Preston, Idaho. She was preceded in death by a brother, Boyd Jepsen.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Lewiston Third Ward Chapel, 16 S. Main, Lewiston, Utah, with Bishop Troy Karren conducting. Friends called Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 8th E., Preston, Idaho, and Monday from 9:30- 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment was in the Lewiston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com
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