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Obituaries | Preston Citizen


August 26, 2014

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

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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

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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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August 6, 2014

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CENTENNIAL, COLO. – Melvin J. Greaves, Jr., 72, former Preston resident, passed away on Aug. 3, 2014, in Centennial, Colo. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of The Preston Citizen. Arrangements are by Webb Funeral Home.



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LAYTON – Marian Irene Wanner passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Layton, Utah. She was born Oct. 20, 1935, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Vivan Theodore and Ethel Irene Smart Simmons. She married Jon Rulon Wanner on Dec. 3, 1960, in Elko, Nev., and the marriage was later solemnized in the LDS temple on July 17, 1976.

Marian enjoyed genealogy, baking and spending time with her beautiful grandchildren, family and friends. She was a member of the Layton J.C.’s (Jr. Chamber of Commerce) and an active member of the LDS church where she had several callings throughout her life.

She is survived by her children, Bryan (Cindy) Wanner, Louisiana; Dale (Rajena) Wanner, Clearfield, Utah; Barry Wanner, Layton, Utah; Eric (Natalie) Wanner, Syracuse, Utah; and daughter, Donna (Joseph) Barnes, South Weber, Utah; as well as 24 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Elmer (Joanne) Simmons, Kaysville, Utah; and sisters, Carolyn Martin, Las Vegas, Nev.; Eileen (Jay) Taylor, Peterson, Utah; Debra (Gordon) Larsen, West Point, Utah; and sister-in-law, Lafay Simmons.

Marian is preceded in death by her husband; parents; and brother, Don.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Road. Friends visited family on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the mortuary. Interment will be in Lindquist Memorial Park at Layton, Utah.

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




“People loved her, fish feared her” 

Joyce Winn, amazing seamstress that hand-crafted many quilts and baby blankets for family and friends, crafty doll maker, pet whisperer and avid fish slayer, formerly of Brigham City, Utah, current resident of Weston, passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family on a beautiful morning, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, from injuries sustained in an auto accident the afternoon before.

Born Nov. 26, 1944, in Fairview, to Alma and Odra Winn, raised respectively tough within the loving arms of her three brothers, Eugene, Harold, and Keith, in the cities of Ogden and Brigham. Graduate of Box Elder High (1963). Worked for Brigham Apparel and La-Z-Boy as a dedicated seamstress before retiring and moving to Weston with her brother, Harold, and sister in-law, Sandy.

Joyce fought many a fish through the years, but never did she fight a battle as diligently and courageously as she did when she was diagnosed with breast and bone cancer a whopping eight years ago.

Dubbed the “Energizer Bunny” from some at her cancer treatment center, she fought relentlessly for that “one last cast.”

She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Joyce is survived by her brothers, Harold (Sandy), Weston; Keith (Nancy), Brigham City, Utah; sister in-law, Galene, Brigham City, Utah; as well as many nephews/ nieces, great-nephews/ nieces, and great-great-nephews/ nieces whom she loved dearly and who loved her dearly; and her beloved cat Tibbles. Proceeded in death by her parents, and brother, Eugene.

The family would also like to thank the many doctors, therapists and cancer treatment patients that Joyce became friends with through her journey and most of all, her special caretakers, her sister-in-law, Sandy, and nephew, Shawn, who strived tirelessly every day to make sure Joyce was where she wanted and needed to be.

Until we meet again Joyce… FISH ON!

Graveside services were held on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. at Brigham City Cemetery.

Viewing was held on Saturday from 1-2:15 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 E. 200 S., Brigham City, Utah.

Email condolences to www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com




Florin (Art) Winn, 85, passed away on Aug. 3, 2014, at the Franklin County Transitional Care Center after a courageous battle with COPD following a broken hip and back. He gave it his all to fight his final battle of health problems. He was born at his grandparents’ home in Clarkston, Utah, on Jan. 23, 1929, the eldest son of Adelbert Ray and Gwennie May Thompson Winn.

Art met his wife, Judy Pitcher Preheim, and daughter, Mary, in 1987. They married on July 23, 1988. He never had any children of his own but always adored his beautiful Mary as if she were his own.

He started working at five years old for Alois Miller in his garden and brought home vegetables in his little red wagon to help feed his family. He then worked for many farmers where he was in high demand because of his willingness to work. Art worked off and on for the West Cache Canal where he became acquainted with the Roundy’s. He began working for the Roundy’s for several years breaking up sagebrush and farming thousands of acres.

He was drafted into the Army for two years in 1951 during the Korean War serving most of his time at Fort Riley, Kan., with the 47th Engineers. He attended engineering school at Fort Belvor, Va. and later was put as a game warden at Fort Riley. He then went to work for Convair & Rhor Aircraft making parts. When he was laid off he went to Seattle and worked at Boeing for several years assembling aircraft and advancing to supervisor. After purchasing and running a tavern in Lewiston, Idaho, for three years, he began moving furniture across the U.S. and Canada for Bekins.

Art hauled lumber for one year and eventually ended up hauling sand and gravel for the last 26 years of his career except for two summers of panning for gold in Alaska. He waived at everyone when going down the road, whether he knew them or not. He never charged churches, widows or children for his work. He hated to give up trucking but had no choice because of macular degeneration in his eyes and colon cancer surgeries.

In his later years, he enjoyed his daily walks and handing out pink mints to everyone. He remained a story-teller and jokester to his last days. His love for everything country, especially John Wayne, never waivered, but his love for the Utah Jazz was when they were winning.

Art is survived by his wife, Judy, of Fairview; his daughter, Mary Preheim of Las Vegas, Nev.; by a sister, Faye (Rex-deceased) Goodwin of Lewiston, Utah; a brother, Rex (Annette) Winn of Rigby, Idaho; and by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; by a brother, Ray Dean Win; and by a sister and her husband, Shirley and Sherwin Nielsen.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Fairview First Ward Chapel with Bishop Kip Rawlings conducting. Friends may call Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the church in Fairview and Monday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. also at the church in Fairview. 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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