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Obituaries | Preston Citizen


September 2, 2014

September 3, 2014



Claire Sharp Newbold, age 73, returned home to his Heavenly Father on Aug. 30, 2014, at the Franklin County Transitional Care Unit in Preston following a long-term battle with cancer. Claire was born June 19, 1941, to Reo Morris Newbold Sr. and Blanche Elsie Sharp of Riverdale, Idaho.

Claire was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He graduated from Preston High School then served a LDS mission in Kentucky. Later he married Clarissa Virginia Lewis in the Logan LDS Temple for time and all eternity. They were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Melinda Ann Wilkes (Kevin) of Preston and Collette Loertscher of Montpelier.

Claire is survived by his two daughters, eight grandchildren and one soon to be great grandchild. He is also survived by four brothers and two sisters, Reo Morris Jr., Jeffrey, Van Reo (Merla), Tina Marie, Dory Kim (Denice), and Rean (David). He is preceded in death by his parents, eternal companion, and seven brothers and sisters.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Sept. 4, at noon at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E. in Preston. A viewing will be held Wednesday, Sept. 3 from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home and Thursday from 10:30- 11:30 a.m. also at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Whitney, Idaho, Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary. com

The family would like to give a special thanks to the aides, nurses, and staff at the Transitional Care Unit and Hospice for providing the care that Claire needed and received

August 27, 2014


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Rhea Lue Frandsen Leonard, 78, of Preston, passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, Aug. 21, 2014. Rhea was born in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, to Art Leland Frandsen and Mary Alice Arnoldsen on her mother’s 33rd birthday-Aug. 23, 1935. She was welcomed to the family by two older sisters. She grew up in Moroni, Taylorsville and Riverton. Her father passed away early and her mother remarried William (Bill) Cardwell.

She started a cosmetology course in Salt Lake City and met Jack Arthur Leonard. They were married Dec. 30, 1952. They had their first baby boy, Jackie Ray, who died only two days later. They had two more children, Jeffrey Steven and Polly Sue, born just one year apart. Their family lived in Riverton, Preston, Idaho Falls, Shelley, Preston, Richmond, and settled again in Preston after Jack’s retirement.

Rhea was a well-known beautician in town. She loved her weekly visits and friendships with “her ladies.” Rhea was a skilled seamstress and could make anything out of a piece of fabric. She has crafted hundreds of quilts. She was a master in the kitchen and served delicious meals – even making Jack’s venison taste “gourmet.” Her hot, yummy rolls are legendary.

Kind, caring and compassionate are only a few words that describe her personality and life’s work. She was always ready and willing to care for others. She cherished family time and loved her grandchildren. She enjoyed camping and the outdoors. She looked forward to get-togethers with their many friends from Utah Power and Light. Rhea spoiled her house-dogs and the family joke was that they were treated and fed better than her kids. She had a fun and quirky sense of humor, even after her stroke, and laughed at herself often.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Jack Leonard, Preston; Jeff Leonard (Jenni), Preston; Polly (Paul) Flatt, Nampa, Idaho; sisters, Joy (Bud) Clements, Richland, Wash. and Floetta Bowers of Laverkin, Utah. Surviving grandchildren are: Melissa Leonard, Ogden, Utah; Tyra (Brock) Williamson, Farmington, Utah; Kelsey (Brandon) Muir, Smithfield, Utah; Jake Leonard, Wellsville, Utah; Stacy Flatt, Boise, Idaho; and Jessica Heitzinger, Nampa, Idaho. She is also survived by her nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Jackie Ray; parents and stepfather; brother, Leland Frandsen; and a great-grandson, Dax Williamson.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Webb Funeral Home 1005 S. 800 E. in Preston. A viewing was held Monday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. also at the funeral home. Interment was in the Whitney Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com

August 20, 2014

Death Notice


Delwynn Clyde Hobbs, 70, passed away on Aug. 17, 2014, in Goshen, Idaho.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at the Goshen Ward Chapel, 792 N. 1090 E. The family will meet with friends Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Nalder Funeral Home, 110 W. Oak, Shelley, Idaho, and Thursday morning from 9:30-10:40 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Grove City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com




Sara Mae Provost Nelson, 78, born on Jan. 24, 1936, in Heber City, Utah, passed away Aug. 12, 2014, surrounded by her family at her home in Preston, after battling with MSA-P, Multiple Systems Atrophy, a Parkinson-type disease, for seven years.

The first of four children of Clifford LeRoy “Ted” and Alberta May Sonderegger Provost, she grew up in Midway, Utah, graduating from Wasatch High School and LDS Seminary in 1954.

It was at Brigham Young University she met the love of her life, Neil Foss Nelson. After they both graduated they were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple June 20, 1958. They had four beautiful daughters and have been married for 56 years.

As an active member in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints she loved the gospel of Jesus Christ and happily served in many organizations as a teacher, leader, and a missionary in the England London LDS Mission. She worked in the London England and Logan Utah LDS Temples for many years. She loved people and it broke her heart when she was unable to get out and associate with others.

Sara loved to teach and believed that all you really need to know you learned in kindergarten. Her favorite quote was, “I touch the future, I teach.” She loved to read and as she taught reading she said, “You only have to read on the days you want to eat.”

She was a member of Daughters of Utah Pioneers, literary clubs and “A True Blue Cougar” with the anticipation of football season beginning this month.

She is survived by her husband, Neil Foss Nelson of Preston; daughters, Valerie (Brent) White of Twin Falls, Idaho; Suzanne (Steven) Murray of Sacramento, Calif.; Barbara Baird of Preston; and Kathryn (Michael) Maddix of American Fork, Utah; 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren with three more expected this fall; sister, Aileen (Ralph) Walker of Cedar Hills, Utah; brother, Carl (Cheryn) Provost of Roy, Utah; brother-in-law, Kent (John) Nelson, of San Francisco, Calif.; aunt, Norma Fitzgerald of Francis, Utah. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Fredrick Provost.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Preston North Stake Center, 310 N. State, Preston, with Bishop Jeff Palmer conducting. Friends visited family on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E., Preston and Saturday 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


August 13, 2014

Death Notice


Randy “Joe” Hadley Jr. was born in Soda Springs, Idaho, on Nov. 6, 1976, to Randy Hadley Sr. and Sherry Bell. Joe passed away Aug. 4, 2014, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Visitation and Memorial services for friends and family were held at Webb Funeral Home. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com

In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made in Joe’s honor to help this young family with expenses. Donations will be accepted at any Wells Fargo Bank.




Melvin J. Greaves, Jr., 72, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, after a 21 year long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

He was born to Melvin and Bertha Pitcher Greaves on Dec. 11, 1941, in Wilkinsburg, Penn. As a child, he lived in Preston, Idaho; Pittsburg, Penn.; and Logan, Utah. He earned a B.S. degree from Ohio State University and a Master’s degree from Utah State University. Melvin served in the U.S. Army from 1963-67 being assigned to Fort Bliss, Texas; Korea, Germany and Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Upon completion of his military service, Melvin met Dianne Jensen in Preston. They were married in the Logan Utah LDS Temple on Dec. 19, 1967. In their early years, they lived in Cleveland, Ohio, where Melvin worked as an accountant for Ernst & Ernst. In 1977, they moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where he worked as the budget director for the Anchorage School District and later as chief financial officer. The family home was three miles up the mountainside in a wooded setting. The family will always cherish the joys of living in such an adventurous and beautiful place. In 1993, the family moved to Centennial, Colo., where Melvin served as a finance administrator for the Cherry Creek School District until he retired in 2002. He spent his final years in his home, where Dianne tirelessly cared for him and where children and grandchildren were always found.

Melvin was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many callings, including stake clerk, stake high councilor, stake Sunday School president, Elders quorum president, High Priest group leader and as a bishopric counselor. He gave many talks in church. Melvin was an avid reader, particularly of military history, his entire life.

Melvin is survived by his wife, Dianne; his five children, Sheila (Andy) Tuitele, John (Tanja) Greaves, Daniel (Cami) Greaves, Amelia (Ken) Jach, David (Jane) Greaves; by his 17 grandchildren; and by his siblings, Tom (Vylee) Greaves and Janet (Eric) Smith.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E., Preston. Friends called Saturday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the mortuary. Military rites and interment were held in the Preston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com

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3 Responses to Obituaries

  1. Leon Clegg on April 4, 2012 at 6:44 am

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the Allred family in the passing of Delores. Such fond memories and close associations with all the family when they were our neighbors in Burley 11th ward. The neighborhood hasn’t been the same since. Really missed them when they moved to Preston. We know she is in a better place now and that we will all be able to see her and other family members again. What a comfort. Your parents are trully great examples to all of us as well as to all ther family and friends. May our Heavenly Father bless all of you in this hour of need.
    All our love, The Clegg family, Leon and Dori

  2. Gary Mitchell on May 6, 2014 at 1:27 am

    I hear that Dr. Mike Teets died who was a principal in the Preston County Schools. I send my condolences as I was a custodian who worked with him in a couple of the schools in Preston County Schools. May God rest you in peace, Mike. Your friend, Gary Mitchell

  3. Martha Ramirez on June 25, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    My Condolences to his Family.
    Bruce was always smiling and happy.
    you’ll be missed.

    Ramirez Family

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