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November 18, 2014

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CHUBBUCK, IDAHO – Noma Smith Hansen Lewis, 89, passed away on Nov 18, 2014, at the Caring Hearts Assisted Living Center in Pocatello, Idaho. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home. Friends may call Saturday from 1-1:45 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com




Glen Porter Jensen, 87, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Glen was born Nov. 4, 1927, in Glendale, Idaho, to Oleen Alder and Ellen Clayton Porter Jensen. He married Ruth Watson Jepsen. In February of 2007 Ruth passed away. In July of 2012 Glen married Naomi E. Lowe of Brigham City, Utah.

Glen is survived by his wife, Naomi, and his five children. He is also survived by 24 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and his four sisters, Colleen, Helen, Lucille and Sharon.

A family burial was held at the Mink Creek Cemetery on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Arrangements were under the direction of Gillies Funeral Chapel, Brigham City, Utah. Email condolences to www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com





LuWayne Barrington, 87, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away on Nov. 12, 2014, from a heart attack in the Davis Hospital, Layton, Utah. He was born Nov. 30, 1926, in Riverdale, Idaho, in the family home. He married Bonnie Fellows on Aug. 3, 1949, in the Logan Utah LDS Temple and enjoyed over 65 years together.

A long-time employee of Utah Power and Light Company, he retired as meter superintendent in the Preston division. An army veteran, he also served three missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the first in the Southern States Mission, then with his wife in the San Diego Mission and the St. George Utah Visitor Center Mission. He loved family history research and motivated his family in this work. Even though he will be missed, we find comfort in the knowledge that he has graduated from this life.

LuWayne is survived by his wife, Bonnie; his four children, Kenneth (Lynette), American Fork, Utah; Evan (Kathy), Louisville, Ky.; Rex (Dixie), Pleasant Grove, Utah; Sheila (Randon Wright), Kaysville, Utah; 24 grandchildren, and 34 great-grandchildren, with two on the way. He is also survived by a brother, Ross, of Hurricane, Utah.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Kaysville Rock Chapel at 200 E. Center Street, Kaysville, Utah. A viewing was held Monday from 9-10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment was in the Riverdale, Idaho, cemetery at 3 p.m. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Webb Funeral Home in Preston.





GLENDALE, IDAHO – Dorothy LaRae Bailey Owen, 85, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, in Glendale, Idaho. She was born on Oct. 28, 1929, in Pocatello, Idaho, to Charles Kerr and Ada Andersen Bailey. She married Lester Owen on Oct. 28, 1948, in the Logan LDS Temple.

Dorothy was a member of the DUP and she served as the historian for 23 years. She was also a camp president. She liked to ride motorcycles with her husband and they enjoyed many trips together. She liked boat trips and playing games with her grandchildren. She enjoyed embroidering dishtowels and pillowcases and always liked making homemade bread and rolls.

She is survived by her children Susanna Owen, of Idaho Falls, Idaho; Louella (Cornelius) Von Niederhausern, of Tooele, Utah; Thomas (Lori) Owen, of Blackfoot, Idaho; Carl (Roxanne) Owen, of Idaho Falls, Idaho; Ronald (Lucy) Owen, of Preston; Daniel (Kathy) Owen, of Rexburg, Idaho; Mark (Kaylene) Owen, of Preston; Darlene (Brett) Downs, of Downey, Idaho; Eileen Archibald, of Idaho Falls, Idaho; and Earl (Lynette) Owen, of Elko, Nev.; 43 grandchildren and 90 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three brothers, Steven Bailey, Larry Bailey and Ralph Bailey. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lester; and a daughter, LaRae.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at noon in the Preston North Stake Center, 310 N. State Street in Preston. A viewing was held on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E. in Preston and Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the stake center. Interment was in the Preston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com



November 12, 2014



Howard J. Almond, 76, returned to our Heavenly Father on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day, doing what he loved best, fishing, and at one of his favorite places. We were always wondering what fishing hole he was at and what lures or bait he was using. He was known in Preston as one of the best fisherman of these parts. He had a long list of family and friends he could call upon and was rarely alone in his adventures of catching the next big one.

His greatest loves were the outdoors, where he found peace in his heart, fresh air and the beauty that was given to him by another love, his Father in Heaven. He truly loved the gospel and the peace it brought to him. But his greatest love of all was his children, always thinking of them and wondering how to make things all better. Every one of his children were perfect in his eyes and was always in his thoughts and prayers.

Howard was born on March 18, 1938, in Pocatello, Idaho, to Oscar Merlin and Nina Loila Johnson Almond, but spent most of his life in Preston. His parents raised 12 children and taught them the importance of hard work in the raspberry fields, snipping beans and trapping the waters around Preston. But they always made time to go fishing as a family, which provided food and the long lasting memories of the family being together. He was known as Mick in his early years, which must of come from his leather jacket and many people still call him by that name.

He married Laura Rasmussen from Mink Creek and soon after started a family that consisted of seven children, four girls and three boys. He taught them all hard work, the love of the outdoors, kindness and love to life. Howard owned and ran the Keith Jorgensen Magnavox in Preston for years. He was a salesman and loved to meet and talk to people and he loved to play the organs and always made everyone smile with his music and snappy tunes. He also taught martial arts in Preston and many remember him for that. His kindness was one of his greatest assets. Whomever he would come in contact with would truly feel loved and welcome.

In his later years he married Deone Wright and enjoyed going on cruises, fishing trips and vacations with her and his siblings. His brothers and sisters were always there for him and Deone and they spent a lot of time enjoying each other’s company. The reunions were always a great time. We are so sad that our father, brother, uncle and grandpa is on to other places to meet his family that has preceded him in death. What a reunion it will be with his son, Todd; his daughter, Spring; his brother, Donald; his sister, Yvonne; his parents; and his sweetheart, Deone. He will truly be missed by his family, friends, all his fishing buddies and all who knew and loved him.

Howard is survived by five of seven children, Heather (Tom) Rough, April (Todd) Rich, Maighan (Scott) Wagstaff, Brock (Janet) Almond, and Jade (Amber) Almond; six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by seven brothers, Reese, Max, Ray, Sam, Dale, Bob and Brent; and two sisters, Coleen Greaves and Tammy Stevenson. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Todd Almond; a daughter, Spring Almond; his wife, Deone; a brother, Donald; and sister, Yvonne Hodges.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Winder Ward LDS Chapel, 4400 N. 1600 W., in Preston, with Bishop Alan Atkinson conducting. A viewing will be 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 church. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com

November 5, 2014


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CHUBBUCK, IDAHO – June Louise Wynn Winward, 91, passed away peacefully at her home in Chubbuck, Idaho, on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. She was born on June 21, 1923, in Rexburg, Idaho, to Paul Richard and Mary Ellen Hemsley Wynn. The eldest of nine children, June grew up in and attended schools in Preston. It was during a high school speech class held in the Oneida Stake Academy building that she met Leon Winward. He first gained her attention by tying her shoelaces to her desk.

After June graduated from Preston High School in 1941, their courtship continued at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. On Feb. 12, 1942, the second anniversary of their first date, June and Leon were sealed for time and eternity in the Logan Utah LDS Temple.

June and Leon began their married life in Whitney, Idaho, where Leon ran the family farm. In 1947 they bought their own farm in Meridian, Idaho, where they lived until 1963. After selling the farm, Leon began a successful career as a tool salesman. This career change took the family to Chico, Cali., and then in 1968 to Great Falls, Mont., and finally in 1975 to Billings, Mont. Leon passed away in 2004 and June moved to Chubbuck, Idaho, in order to be closer to family.

Six children were born to June and Leon, Loiuse, Richard (Deceased), Beverly, Mark, Carl and Karen. June was a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker. Her family has always been her top priority. She devoted countless hours to serving her parents, siblings, children and grandchildren.

The Winward family took time to play as well as to work. Many fun hours were spent playing ball. June was a participant in her younger years, but she eventually became her children’s most loyal supporter and cheerleader. She loved to play dominoes and card games (Rook, May I, Nickel) and passed on her competitive nature to her children.

She was an excellent cook who willingly shared her bounty and her talents. Making doughnuts was one of her specialties that she was known for. Besides her cooking skills, she was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and sewing. Many of the people who knew her have been recipients of June’s kitchen towels or shawls. It was vital to June that her posterity realize the value of honest hard work, the importance of education, the significance of service and develop a love for Jesus Christ.

She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints her entire life. She served in ward and stake positions in Primary, Young Women and Relief Society. June was a temple worker in the Billings Montana LDS Temple before moving to Chubbuck.

June is survived by five of her six children, Louise (Milton) Haderlie, Beverly (Leslie) Clawson, Mark (Katy) Winward, Carl (Tina) Winward, Karen (Guy) Redder; a daughter-in-law, Juanita Grissom; 38 grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, 124 great-grandchildren and counting. She is also survived by two brothers, Ross Wynn and Val (Virginia) Wynn; three sisters, Irene Godfrey, Anne (Bud) Gooch, and Jeannine (Jim) Derricott; and two brothers-in-law, Dale Peterson and George Jenson. June was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Richard; a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law, a granddaughter, a step-grandson, two brothers a sister, two brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law.

As a family we feel so rewarded and comforted to know that we could expect Mother’s soft shoulder and welcoming arms and/or Dad’s strong arms and loving embrace as they offered congratulations, acceptance, or solace in time of need. How fortunate we have been to have had such loving, caring parents. All who knew June loved her and recognized her good qualities. She will be missed for her kindness, generosity and ready smile. June never met a stranger!

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the LDS Stake Center at 4890 Whitaker Road in Chubbuck, Idaho. A viewing will be held on Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the stake center. Interment will be at approximately 2:30 p.m. in the Whitney Idaho Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Webb Funeral Home in Preston. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary. com

The family wishes to thank Dr. Mills; her daughter-in-law, Tina, for the many hours of time and care that she showed to mother. To Darren, Stacey, and Mary, and Karen, Amy, Bri, Brittany, Bethany, Christine, Taylor and Rita from Caring Hearts. To Cassie, Michelle, Joann, Patty, Sandy from Heritage Hospice. To Carol from Need-A-Nurse for all the time and helpful care that enabled June to stay in her own home until she passed.





WESTON, IDAHO – Leah Mae Groll Cornia, beloved wife, devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and cherished friend, passed away peacefully on Nov. 1, 2014, in Logan, Utah. Leah was born on July 10, 1932, in Randolph, Utah, to George and Ila Groll. She was raised in Randolph where she learned to appreciate the value of hard work. At a young age she was always by her mother’s side helping to earn extra money by cleaning homes, wallpapering and learning to be an excellent cook. She graduated from Rich High School in Randolph, Utah.

Leah married the love of her life, Jerry Cornia, on Nov. 23, 1951, in Randolph, Utah. They were later sealed for time and all eternity in the Logan LDS Temple on July 20, 1965. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings. She took each one of her callings to heart. She had a strong testimony of the gospel.

Leah owned and operated a grocery store in Weston, Idaho, with her husband. She later went to work at Presto and retired after 20 years there. She cherished the great friendships she made while working there. Family was Leah’s most important thing in life. She supported them no matter the activity. Sunday family dinner was a huge tradition for Leah and her family. She would prepare a wonderful meal every Sunday for the whole bunch. Nobody can beat “grandma’s famous roast and homemade potatoes and gravy.” The family will never forget their Sunday dinners together.

Leah was a strong lady having faced many trials, cancer twice, a broken hip and suffering a massive stroke. The last 10 years were not easy for her, but she fought and never once would complain. She went about her days with a smile on her face.

She is survived by her five children, Jerrilee (Richard) Barson, of Clarkston, Utah; Rod (Vivian) Cornia, of Weston, Idaho; Kyle (Sherrie) Cornia, of Salt Lake City, Utah; Kevin (Nancy) Cornia, of Smithfield, Utah; Sandy Cornia, of Logan, Utah; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren with two more on the way. She is also survived by a sister and four brothers. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Jerry, and some brothers and sisters-in-law.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at noon in the Weston LDS Chapel with Bishop Randy Austin 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 10:30- 11:30 a.m. at the church in Weston. Interment will be in the Weston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary. com

The family would like to give thanks to Thelma Roley with Access Home Care and those with Integrity Home Health Care and Hospice as well as the staff of Williamsburg Retirement Inn.




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HARRISBURG, UTAH – Cheryl passed away Oct. 20, 2014, peacefully at her home in Harrisburg, Utah. She was born in Brigham City, Utah, on May 6, 1949, to Raymond Scales Miller and Verlyn Larue Johnstun. She was the youngest of five. She had one sister, Vicki, and three brothers, Randy, Dennis, and Dwight. Growing up the family moved around a lot, going wherever the work was. She lived in Palmdale, El Monte and La Puente, Cali., before settling in Logan, Utah, where she finished out grade school and high school.

On Oct. 14, 1967, she married Paul Schiffman in Logan, Utah. They had two sons, Donald and Kurt. They divorced a couple years later. In 1982 she married Richard James and they were married about a year and a half, and in 1995 she married William (Mac) McNeill. In 1996 they bought some land in Riverdale, Idaho, next to her son, Kurt, and put a house on it. In 1997 Mac passed away.

Mom was always an animal lover and had cats and dogs throughout her life. She loved them very much, but her boys were always the love of her life. In Riverdale she made good friends that had a deep impact on her life and helped her through some tough times. Mom lived in Riverdale 18 years. She was diagnosed with COPD in 2010. In March 2014, with her health failing, she moved to Harrisburg (Hurricane), Utah, to enjoy the warm temperatures and fresh air.

Cheryl worked at a number of places around Logan throughout her life, including Wurlitzer, Integrated Systems Engineering, Weathershield, Icon, and Inovar, where she retired. She always worked hard and moved up quickly and set a great example for her boys.

She is survived by her sons, Donald (Mindi) Schiffman, Logan, Utah; and Kurt (Patty) Schiffman, Hurricane, Utah; her sister, Vicky (Ron) Egbert, Wellsville Utah; brothers, Dennis (Karen) Miller, Ariz.; and Dwight Miller, Logan, Utah; and nine grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William (Mac) McNeill; her parents, Raymond and Verlyn Miller; and her brother, Randy Miller.

Services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Riverdale 2nd Ward, 3562 N. 1600 East in Riverdale, Idaho.





Larry Jan Seamons, 74, passed away on Oct. 31, 2014, at the Franklin County Medical Center after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer. He was born March 8, 1940, in Fairview, Idaho, the son of Allen Russell and Edna Elizabeth Egbert Seamons.

He worked on his parents’ farm in the sugar beets, hay and grain fields. He worked for the Franklin County Sugar Factory for many years. He cooked the juice for sugar and also stacked five, 10, 25 and 100-pound bags of sugar. He worked at a cabinetmaking place for several years and for Anderson Coach and Utah Mobile Homes making cabinets. He also worked for Cove Concrete and then for Parson’s Ready-Mix driving a cement truck for several years.

Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing and driving his cars and trucks. He was a great help to everyone in need and he always had a smile for everybody.

He is survived by his two sisters and a brother, Cassie Elizabeth Seamons of Preston; Diane (Merlin) Weeks of Lewiston, Utah; Roger J. (Jean) Seamons of Treasureton, Idaho; and by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and many good friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; by a sister, Betty Lou Golightly; and by two brothers, Allen Clair and Boyd Niel Seamons.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at noon in the Fairview First Ward Chapel with Bishop Kip Rawlings conducting. Friends may call Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 8th E., Preston, and Thursday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com



October 29, 2014

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Cheryl Yvonne Miller McNeill, 65, passed away peacefully in her home in Harrisburg, Utah, on Monday Oct. 20, 2014. Services will be held Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. at the Riverdale Second Ward meetinghouse located at 3562 N. 1600 E., Riverdale, Idaho. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition.




William Blaine Lea Handy passed away unexpectedly Oct. 23, 2014, at Preston. He was born Oct. 4, 1950, in Pocatello, Idaho, to Ellen June Talbot and William Fillmore Lea (divorced). His mother married Elmer Dean Handy June 19, 1959, and Blaine was sealed to them at that time. He served a LDS mission to the Northern States (Idaho, Washington, and B.C. Canada). Blaine married Janet Wadsworth Nov. 4, 1974, in the Logan LDS Temple. They later divorced. They were the parents of three children, Shannette (Viliamu), Matthew (Christina), and Michelle.

Blaine had many hobbies including fishing, hunting, family history and visiting with family and friends. Blaine was blessed with a keen mind. He attended ISU and took online classes throughout his life. He truly had a love of learning. Blaine had a firm knowledge of the gospel and respected others’ religions and cultures.

He enjoyed meeting new people and would include in-laws and their families as part of his family. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, Andres, Davin, Trent, Claudia, Dean, Cristian and David.

Blaine was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. He is survived by his children; grandchildren; brother, Daren; aunts; uncles; and many cousins and friends.

Our family would like to thank the staff at Logan Regional Hospital, Sunshine Terrace and Franklin County Medical Center for their wonderful care of our father over the past five months.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the 10th Ward Chapel, 155 N. 200 W., Preston. There will be a visitation at noon at the same location.





LaRue Cleveland Reilley, 69, returned home to our Heavenly Father, peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. She was greeted by loved ones, who have gone on before, and her husband, Leonard James. She was born on Jan. 2, 1945, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Heber Kimball and Marie Beth Barlow Cleveland.

She always told us “we are her greatest gifts, accomplishment, pride and joy.” She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her testimony of the gospel was strong and she was a faithful tithe payer right to the very end.

She is survived by her eight children, Lezlie (Tom) Miller, Callie Villanueva, Tylor Reilley, Jamie Heffner, Tracie (Trever) Keller, Jacob Reilley, Preston (Alicia) Reilley, and Jodie (Quintin) Cooke. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Clayton, Ashley, Logan, Anthony, Caitlyn, Amanda, Jenni, Spencer, Brady, Abbygale, Brittnie, Corrin, Madison, Elizabeth, Samuel, Gracie, Emma, Addie, Cade, Conley, Andrew, Norah, Emmie, Witley, Ronan, Lillie, Trudie; and four great-grandchildren, Andrew, Kinlee, Leo and Paige. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Leonard.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Preston Fifth Ward LDS Chapel with Bishop Jeff Palmer conducting. A viewing will be held on Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary. com

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Webb Funeral Home to help with expenses.





Adelia Larson Cole, 87, passed away on Oct. 21, 2014, after many years of suffering from Alzheimer’s, but never once losing her sweet and warm personality that always focused on service and love towards others. She passed peacefully being surrounded by her family.

Adelia was born to Ezra Arlen and Vernita Larson on Sept. 9, 1927, in Preston. She met her sweetheart Wayne Cole while he was on leave during the war and dated after the war was over. They were married on Aug. 21, 1946, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They raised five children: four beautiful daughters and one (#1) son.

Adelia is survived by her four daughters, Marylou Baker (Chris), Vicki Rasmussen (Greg), Debbie Hunter (Guy), Laurie Bird (Wandel); and son, Daren Cole (Liz). Adelia and Wayne are blessed with 17 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wayne; a sister, Marilyn Doney; a granddaughter, Misty Jo Hunter; a grandson, Scott Rasmussen; and a son-in-law, Wandel Bird.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the Fairview LDS Chapel located at 165 W. 4800 S., Preston, with Bishop Kip Rawlings conducting. A viewing was held on Friday from 6- 8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E. in Preston and Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Fairview LDS Chapel. Interment was at the Fairview Idaho 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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