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October 21, 2014

October 22, 2014

Death Notice


Jon C Hall passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at the Caribou Memorial Living Center in Soda Springs.

Services were held on Tues., Oct. 21, 2014, at noon at the Soda Springs Hooper LDS Chapel. Burial was in the Soda Springs Fairview Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the SIMS Funeral Home.

Condolences may be shared online at www. simsfh.com




Darvel Holliday, 78, died Saturday, Oct. 18. 2014, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on Jan. 1, 1936, in Preston, a son of Wallace C. and Eudora Jensen Holliday.

He married Elke Rohrich on June 26, 1969, in Basel, Switzerland.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Kaysville 10th Ward, 1039 E. Crestwood Road. A viewing will be held Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Lindquist’s Kaysville Mortuary, 400 N. Main and Thursday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the church.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. at the Preston Idaho Cemetery where military honors will be accorded.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lindquistmortuary. com




Don Keller Gundersen, 78, passed away on Oct. 19, 2014, at his home in Ivins, Utah, surrounded by family, after a short battle with melanoma. He was born to Arthur Leonard and Vivian Keller Gundersen on April 18, 1936, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Don was very athletic. He was an all-state in football, all-star baseball and state champion wrestler. He graduated from Olympus High and continued playing football for the University of Utah. He served faithfully for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was an avid runner and always up for an adventure. He met his sweetheart, Shirley J. Christensen, while attending Preston High School in 1953. They were married on Sept. 17, 1955, and were later sealed in the Salt Lake LDS temple. They raised seven children, all of whom were his “favorite.”

Don is survived by his wife, Shirley; his children, Barton and Karla Gundersen, Carrie and Darren Horsely, Laura and Larry Chatterton, Linda and Rob McNew, Sandra and Gregg Sharp, Phillip and Liz Gundersen, Jenni and Ryan Cain. Don and Shirley have 21 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren including many more family and friends whom he dearly loves. He is also survived by his sisters and brothers, Ada Nordquist, Lavern Cardell, Max Gundersen, and Arthur Gundersen. He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandchildren, Joshua Cain and Bryn Gundersen.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at noon in the Preston South Stake Center at 55 E. 100 S. in Preston, with Bishop Paul Smart conducting. A viewing will be held on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Webb funeral home, 1005 S. 800 E. in Preston and Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 at the South Stake Center. Interment will be at the Mink Creek Idaho Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity.



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Norine Call Bingham passed away Oct. 16, 2014, in the Franklin County Transitional Care Unit in Preston. Norine was born Dec. 1, 1917, in Bountiful, Utah, to Mary Wood and Irvin Call. She was the oldest of 13 children. She was raised and educated in Layton, Utah. Norine attended U.S.A.C., now Utah State University and graduated in the home economics department with a degree in nutrition. She taught high school in Richfield, Utah, and at Davis High School. It was while teaching at Davis that she met Dean Bingham. They were married June 1, 1944, in the Logan LDS Temple.

Norine and Dean raised their eight children in Weston, Idaho, where Dean established their family farm. Norine shared her many talents with family and friends. She served faithfully in the organizations of the LDS Church. Dean and Norine served two LDS missions, first to the Cook Islands/ New Zealand, then to Legaspi, Philippines. After Dean’s death in 1996, Norine served a mission to Houston, Texas. Norine and Dean served 14 years as ordinance workers in the Logan LDS Temple.

She is survived by her sisters, Afton Wood, Arlene Egbert, Caryol Linford, and Shirley Byers; and her children, Paul (Linda) Weston, Idaho; Janice (Keith) Porter, Preston, Idaho; Robert (Ilene) Jerome, Idaho; Nancy (Walt) Linkenhoker, Magna, Utah; Alan (Peggy) Visalia, Calif.; Garth (Debbie) Jerome, Idaho; ElRay (Roberta) Jerome, Idaho; Kaye (Dr. Marlow) Moser, Victorville, Calif.; 49 grandchildren and 117 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean Rich Bingham; and a granddaughter, Kathryn Porter Hansen.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Weston, Idaho, LDS Chapel with Bishop Ross Zilles 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 in Weston. Interment will be in the Dayton Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com


October 15, 2014



Ramona Ann Jones Barron, 68, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at the Franklin County Transitional Care Unit in Preston. She was born on July 25, 1946, in Preston, to Mark Alloid and Mary Louise Willmore Jones.

Ramona was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed handiwork and knitting for many years. She liked to go fishing and was a waitress for many years before moving to Preston.

She is survived by her son Gary Barron, of Preston; three grandchildren, Zachary, Zander, and Zoe; three brothers, Alford (Clareen) Jones, of Preston; Alvaro (Beverly) Jones, of Preston; Jon Troy (Kathy) Jones, of Hawaii; and a sister, Mary Lue (Delbert “Zip”) Chandler, of Rupert, Idaho. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and other extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Thomas DeRece Jones and Gary Lee Jones.

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E. in Preston, with Bishop Jay McKenzie conducting. A visitation will be held from 10- 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com



DAYTON, IDAHO – A wonderful cowboy, Marvin Ray Archibald, 72, took his final ride over the mountains on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at the Franklin County Transitional Care Center in Preston, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family. Marvin was born in Preston, on Nov. 15, 1941, to Ray and Areta Bebee Archibald.

Marvin’s greatest joys were his family and friends. Marv was an amazing water skier. He also loved snowmobiling, snow skiing and sitting around the campfire with all his friends and family. One of his favorite pastimes was sitting with his friends drinking coffee at the local coffee shop solving all the world’s problems. He was an accomplished leather worker, Dutch oven cook and horseman. Marv was at home on a horse in the mountains more than anywhere else. No matter where Marv was, there was always joy, laughing, teasing and fun.

In his younger years, Marv worked for Valley Paving then later owned his own cement business called Archibald Construction. He was a master of concrete and its various applications and was known for his exceptional work. He also drove truck with Dennis Cole at Cole Trucking and worked as a mechanic for Wade LaMont. In his later years he was a water master with the Mink Creek Irrigation Company where he spent many hours making sure that his water customers were taken care of. Along with that job came many cups of coffee. He retired from the irrigation company in 2010.

Marv is survived by his son, Victor Ray Archibald, of Las Vegas, Nev.; and his daughter, Marti Lin Archibald, of Idaho Falls, Idaho; his grandchildren, Ricki (Ron) Miller, Dillon Archibald, Mandie Horrocks, Danyelle Felde, Becki Felde; and his great-grandchildren, Alexis Ramirez and Jase Ramirez, Saij Archibald and Merci Horrocks. He is also survived by his sister, Caryol (Jerry) Tolman; and many nieces and nephews that will miss him very much. He also leaves behind his faithful horse, “Dudley.” He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Norma Whitney; brother, Gordon Archibald; and a good friend and soul mate, Vickie, of Tooele, Utah. And of course we can’t forget his many four-legged buddies that took him on his wonderful mountain rides.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E. in Preston. A viewing was held on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home and Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. also at the funeral home. Interment was in the Dayton Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com

The family would like to thank Dr. Ben-Jacob and his staff at the Cache Valley Cancer Center, the Franklin County Transitional Care Center and staff and Dr. David Beckstead and his staff as well as the many friends and family members that have helped Marvin through these last few years. Words cannot express our heart-felt thankfulness.

In lieu of flowers the family would like to ask that donations be made to the Cache Valley Cancer Center either directly or by donations to the Marvin Archibald Cancer Fund at US Bank.

October 8, 2014

Death Notice


DAYTON, IDAHO – Marvin Ray Archibald, 72, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Preston. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E., in Preston. A viewing will be held on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home and Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. also at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Dayton Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com




Dr. Leigh Auger Knighton, 68, lost her three and one-half year battle with cancer, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at her home in West Valley City, Utah, with family members at her side.

Leigh was born in Preston on July 26, 1946, the first child of Bill and Deone Auger and had a happy childhood growing up on the farm with her two brothers and two sisters, Shari, Kevin, Tony and Kaye. She attended Central, Jefferson and Preston High schools graduating as an honor student in 1964.

At age 17, she and her father were invited to perform a ballroom dance number in Boise at the celebration of Idaho’s Centennial event.

Following her marriage to Michael Olsen of Weston, she worked as a bookkeeper for Peterson Tractor in Preston until Michael’s graduation from Utah State University when they moved to Salt Lake City and raised their three children, Kellie, Michael Todd and Dana Leigh. They divorced in 1979.

Leigh believed in challenging oneself to reach the highest potential and enrolled at the University of Utah, graduating magna cum laude with a BS degree in psychology. Following her marriage to Robert Salee, she continued her studies, eventually receiving a Doctor of Psychology degree, summa cum laude, and opened her practice in the Salt Lake area under the name of Dr. Leigh Maret. She and Robert divorced. She was also co-owner of an adoption service and helped to place newborn infants to good homes throughout the area.

With a special knack of collecting and decorating, her home was always inviting and welcome.

She loved to read, study and travel. She was an accomplished pianist and at the age of 14, was called to be the ward organist in her Preston LDS ward. In the Salt Lake area, she performed this service in two other wards.

In 1998, Leigh and Terry Knighton were married in Salt Lake City and adopted two children through the years. They moved to West Valley City where she continued her practice until forced to close it two years ago due to her health.

A celebration of life event was held May 30 at Wheeler Farm in Salt Lake City where family and friends enjoyed honoring and visiting with her.

At Leigh’s request, no service will be held. She is survived by her husband, Terry, and children, Haven and Ian, of West Valley City, Utah; Kellie (Jim) Egan of Salt Lake City, Utah; Michael Todd (Donna) Olsen of Minnetrista, Minnesota; and Dana Leigh (John) Lorence of Sandy, Utah; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Also, her parents, Bill and Deone Auger, Preston; brothers and sisters, Shari (Daniel) Leavitt, Preston; Kevin (JoAnn) Auger, Woodland Hills, Utah; Tony (Tami) Auger, Ogden, Utah; and Kaye Auger of Pocatello, Idaho; along with many nieces and nephews, all who will miss her guidance and support.

The care shown by her LDS ward members, doctors and the many hospice personnel is greatly appreciated.




Veneta Bodily Burbank, was born Feb. 23, 1922, to Joseph Austin Bodily and Rhoda Maria Page. She grew up in Fairview, Idaho. Veneta passed away Oct. 2, 2014, in the family home in Cub River, Idaho.

At an early age, Veneta learned good work habits as she thinned beets with her mother. These work habits lasted her lifetime. She went to Fairview School for eight years. She was chosen in the seventh grade to be Health Queen and was captain of the school softball team.

Veneta met Alvaro G. Burbank at a dance she attended with her father. This dance lasted a lifetime. Veneta and Alvaro were married in the Logan LDS Temple on Nov. 24, 1936. They made their home in Cub River, Idaho.

Veneta prepared many meals in her 11 year career with the Preston School District followed by 10 years of cooking meals for the senior citizens in Franklin County. Veneta loved to dance, quilt, crochet, ride horses and spend time with her senior citizen friends. Veneta was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in every organization within the Church. She was pleased to serve an LDS mission in Washington D.C. and served in the Logan LDS Temple for many years.

Veneta is survived by her eight children, DeVere (LaRue) Burbank, Sharon Nelson, Lynn (Bonnie) Burbank, Kathryn Patton, Alan Dee (Joan) Burbank, Dan (Vondella) Burbank, Anneta (Layne) Sharples, and Lesa (Mark) Ricks. She is survived by brothers and sisters, Irene Bodily, Ronda Bodily, Morris Gregory and Earl (Lucille) Bodily. Veneta has left behind a large posterity of 51 grandchildren, 138 great-grandchildren and 26 great-great grandchildren. Veneta is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alvaro Burbank; sons-in-law, Ted Nelson and Charlie Patton; one grandson; two great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. The following brothers and sisters also precede her in death, Ned Bodily, Emma (Ned) McCracken, Garth Bodily, Afton (Pete) Corbridge, Janece Gregory, Freda (Eddie) Buckles, and Josephine Bodily.

The family would like to give special thanks to Access Hospice for the love and care shown to their Mother.

Funeral services were held in the Mapleton LDS Church house on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at 11 a.m. Prior to the funeral there was a viewing from 9:30-10:30 a.m. There was also be a viewing at Webb Mortuary, 1005 S. 800 E., Preston, on Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. Burial was in the Mapleton Cemetery. Funeral services are under the direction of Webb Funeral Home. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com

October 1, 2014



Bonnie Dee Drury Neuenswander, 78, of Maple Valley died peacefully Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Bonnie Dee was born Oct. 13, 1935, in Fairview, Idaho, in the home of her parent’s, Henry and LaVeda Drury. She was the seventh of nine children. She married her sweetheart, Lynn Webster Neuenswander, on Feb. 12, 1954, in the Logan LDS Temple. They were blessed with six children, Gary (Shelly), Sandra (Bryant) Johnson, Lynda (John) Connell, Karla (Thor) Bostrom, Brent (Mary), and Laura (Damon) Mitchell. They moved often with Lynn’s employment and in 1977 they settled in Kent, Wash., where they enjoyed the beautiful Northwest.

She was currently living in a lovely retirement community in Maple Valley. She loved to sing, play the piano, paint, do crossword puzzles and to support her children and grandchildren in their activities. She was an active member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and enjoyed doing family history. She was a wonderful letter writer and faithfully connected with those she loved through newsy letters.

Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints defined her life. She served in various callings in the Primary, as a Seminary teacher, Ward and Stake Young Women President, Relief Society President, Young Adult Advisor, choir director and chorister. She was also a worker in the Seattle LDS Temple and Family History Center. She served a full-time mission in Ventura, Calif., as the secretary in the mission office.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lynn Neuenswander; her parents, Henry and LaVeda Drury; her brothers Vaughn, Darrell, Alden, Clair; and her sister, Thelma Allred.

She is survived by her brother, Ronald; and her sisters, Rama Griffith and Phyllis Bair; and her six children; 30 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Bonnie’s funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m., at the Kent LDS Chapel, 24419 94th Ave. S. in Kent, Wash., with a viewing starting at 11:30 a.m. The Interment was held Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Hillcrest Burial Park 1005 Reiten Rd. Kent, Wash. 98030.

“We were blessed.”

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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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