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April 22, 2014

April 23, 2014



Soda Springs – Cleston Murrie Godfrey, 88, of Soda Springs, Idaho, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Mesa, Ariz.

Murrie was born on July 21, 1925, in Clarkston, Utah, the son of Wm. Murland and Cora Priscilla Godfrey.

He was raised in Clarkston, Utah, and lived there until 1944 when he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in WWII.

Murrie married Rhea Jane Griffiths on Oct. 26, 1948, in the Logan LDS Temple in Logan, Utah. Together they raised six children, Craig, Jacquelyn, Debra, Curtis, Cleston and Sheri. They also fostered two Lamanite children, Nancy Joette Village Center and Lyle T. Smith (deceased).

He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had served in various positions, including sunbeam teacher, home teacher, bishop and stake president. He was an officiator in the Logan LDS Temple. He was a strong supporter of the Boy Scouts of America and had also served on the board of the Idaho Grain Association and Soda Springs School Board.

Murrie loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He enjoyed a good, warm Costco chocolate chip muffin with a glass of milk, In- N-Out burger with fries, a bowl of home-canned fruit and dancing with his sweetheart to the big band music of the 1940’s. He also enjoyed farming, of which he was the chief gopher in his later years, traveling, and his many friends. Murrie knew no strangers, only friends he had not met.

He is survived by his wife, Rhea Godfrey, of Soda Springs, Idaho; one son, Cleston and Kristie Godfrey of Mesa, Ariz.; and three daughters, Jacquelyn and Todd Winegar of Salt Lake City, Utah; Debra and Dan Moldenhauer of Soda Springs, Idaho; Sheri and Chad Christensen of Soda Springs, Idaho; and a daughter-in-law, Nadine Godfrey of Orem, Utah. He is also survived by 25 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Janice Clark and Linda Hansen. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; two sons, Craig Murrie and Curtis M.; and three brothers, Lyle Montague, Faye Burke and Darrell Joseph.

Services will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at noon at the Hooper LDS Chapel in Soda Springs, 281 East Hooper Ave. A viewing will be held on Friday, April 25, from 6-8 p.m. at the Sims Funeral Home and from 10-11:30 a.m. at the church prior to the funeral. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Soda Springs.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donation be made to the Soda Springs Senior Citizen Center or the LDS Perpetual Education Fund or Humanitarian Center.

Services are under the direction of the Sims Funeral Home.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family online at www.simsfh.com





Darryl Glenn Richardson, our son, brother, husband, father and grandfather, quietly left us on Friday, April 11, after courageously enduring years of debilitating health issues.

Darryl was born Nov. 1, 1936, in Tooele, Utah, to June McEntire and Glenn Richardson. He lost his father at an early age and was raised by his mother in Preston, Idaho, where he graduated from high school. Darryl served four years in the United States Navy, fulfilled an LDS mission to Argentina and attended BYU. He married Beverly Goodman in the Oakland LDS Temple in 1974.

Darryl is survived by his wife; his mother, June Fischer; and his brother, Jim Richardson. He leaves behind his six children, David, Jeffrey, Joshua, Ashley, Kimball, Daniel; their spouses and six grandchildren, who he adored.

Services were held on Saturday, April 19, in the South Jordan 6th Ward. Internment was in the Mt. View Memorial Mortuary and Cemetery.




Dorothea Ann Rackow Hyde, 89, passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014, just a couple days short of her 90th birthday, at the Franklin County Transitional Care Center in Preston, Idaho. She was born Dorothea Ann Georgianna Rackow on April 20, 1924, to Arthur Emil and Eleanor Marie Ekberg Rackow in Chicago, Ill. She met Milton E. Hyde in Chicago, where he was stationed in the US Navy and they were married on June 14, 1943, in Providence, R.I.

Dorothea worked as a switchboard operator for Bell Telephone Company. She had two daughters, Beverly Jean was born Nov. 20, 1945, and Lynn Ellen was born Nov. 19, 1956. In 1959 she left her beloved Chicago to move to Preston, with Milton, where they operated Hyde’s Mink Ranch. Later she enjoyed working at the Franklin County Medical Center and Nursing Home from where she retired. She never quit loving Chicago and often talked of her wonderful childhood and family there. Throughout her life she enjoyed writing beautiful poetry, some of which she submitted to the Saturday Evening Post. She had a passion for music and birds, especially hummingbirds and always had feeders on her porch. She was a compassionate lady with a concern for others.

She is survived by her daughter, Lynn Ellen (Kevin) Weiser, of Windsor, Colo.; son-in-law, Richard Haeger, of Pocatello, Idaho; granddaughter, Jodi Lyn (Joseph) Espindola, and their children, Emilee and Antonia, of Pocatello, Idaho; and a grandson, Michael James Haeger and his children, Ashley, Michael, and Tyler, also of Pocatello. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Milton; and a daughter, Beverly Jean Haeger; and two sisters, Dolores Jean Mikolajczyk and June Marie Griffith.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E. in Preston, with Bishop Tom Madsen conducting. A viewing will be held on Thursday from 9:30- 10:30 a.m. also at Webb Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Lewiston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com

A special thanks to the Franklin County Nursing Home and to Access Hospice for the care, attention and TLC. Thanks to her special friends, Glenda, Tarea, Mary, Richard and the Hyers.


April 16, 2014



Dad was born on a cold, blustery winter day Dec. 10, 1920, to Grace Rallison and Noel James Carter, one of five boys and two girls. Dad went to work at an early age for a nearby neighbor earning four dollars a week feeding cattle, haying, thinning and harvesting sugar beets.

He got his start with beef cattle during his high school years. In 1939, he took his prize bull to the San Francisco Fair and won his class over 800 other entries.

He loved people. He once stated, “These are mighty good people we work with. There are no more honorable people in the world than these cattle people.”

Dad married Irene Millward from Fairview, Wyo., on May 26, 1943. After her passing, he married Ranee Lamoreaux. They were later divorced.

Don owned and operated The Trading Post in Preston since 1970. During his whole life he bought and sold cattle to associates throughout the entire Intermountain West and the Midwestern United States.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Irene Millward, and by four brothers and his parents. Dad leaves behind four children, Kathleen Kunz of Preston; Bette (John) Garfield of Island Park, Idaho; Kevin (Julie) Carter of Preston; Debbie (Blake) Willis of Rexburg, Idaho; 18 grandchildren; and two sisters, Connie (Carrol) Maughan of Ogden, Utah, and Ellen Hindman of Pocatello, Idaho. Happy trails to you until we meet again Dad!

Funeral services were held on Friday, April 11, 2014, at 12 p.m. in the Riverdale, Idaho, LDS Church. Friends called Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home and Friday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the church. Interment was in the Riverdale, Idaho, Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary. com



John Bruce Oliverson, 66, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Preston, Idaho. Bruce was born on June 12, 1947, in Provo, Utah, to Elbert B. Oliverson and Norma Ruth Gittins.

He married Dorothy Lillie Gagon on Jan. 15, 1983, in Soda Springs, Idaho. Dorothy passed away on Dec. 13, 2009. Bruce worked as a millwright for many years and worked in Idaho and Alaska.

Bruce is survived by his three daughters, Rose, Dorci and Annie. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy; brothers, Stephen and Gordon; and a sister, Marcia.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, April 18, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Franklin City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Webb Funeral Home.




Leness Keller, 85, of Preston, formerly Mink Creek, Idaho, passed away on Monday April 7, 2014. He was born on April 11, 1928, in Mink Creek, Idaho, to Adam Archible and Elvena Keller. He was raised on the family farm in Mink Creek and attended the old Mink Creek school.

On Aug. 5, 1953, he married his sweetheart, Dora Gae Martin. They were together more than 60 years and never lost the magic. Throughout their marriage, they went on a date every Saturday night, until he retired. Then more days than not, he’d come home around lunchtime to ask, “How about a date?” and off they’d go. He had a great sense of humor and a big heart. He left many wonderful memories to those fortunate enough to know him.

Leness served his country as an Army infantryman. Where, on the battlefields of the Korean war, he forged a lifelong bond with Brothers in Arms, Bobby Langford, Georgia; John Nottingham, Texas; Lester Johnson, Georgia; and Tom Ledford, Florida.

He owned and operated Keller’s 3-K Husky service station in Preston for many years. Upon his retirement, he re-acquired the farm on which he grew up, and worked it with his sons and grandchildren.

Whether hunting, fishing, working, or sitting with his sweetheart in their backyard swing, Leness enjoyed being outdoors.

Leness was an active member of the LDS church. He served a two year LDS Mission to the Southern States, as well as in the bishopric and on the high council. A favorite of many, he enjoyed his calling as a Sunday school teacher for many years.

He and his wife loved to travel and have been on a number of cruises, an LDS church history tour in the U.S., and the Holy Land, as well as several destinations overseas, including Switzerland, France, England, Greece, Italy, Spain, Egypt and more.

Leness held a number of civic service positions, including two terms on the Preston City Council and 25 years on the Franklin County Hospital Board.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Adam and Elvena, and siblings, Lionel, Velma, Nathaniel, Glenn, Mirtha, Marvel and Helen. Leness is survived by his wife, Gae Keller; his five children, Daniel (Pamela) Keller, Hal (Patty) Keller, Holly (Steven) Perkins, Tim Keller and Chalon (Robert Hall) Keller. He is also is survived by 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. He relished taking an active role as mentor and friend in the lives of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be sorely missed.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. Monday April 14, in the Preston 8th Ward chapel, 213 S. 2nd E., Preston. Friends called from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E., in Preston, and from 9:30- 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Interment was at the Preston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com




Evan Odell Koller, 84, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2014, at Logan Regional Hospital. He was born in the family home in Weston, Idaho, on Oct. 6, 1929, to Anton Samuel Koller and Selma Alta Nielsen Koller. He grew up in Weston and attended high school in Weston until the school burned down. He finished school in Clifton, Idaho, the remaining two years. At the age of 17, he started at Utah State Agricultural College in Logan, Utah.

He was called to the Eastern States LDS Mission from 1949-51 serving in Philadelphia, Franklin and Oil City, Penn. He also served on the Tuscarora and Tonawanda Indian Reservations near Lockport, NY. Evan was drafted in the Army in September of 1953 and was assigned as a Cadre to the 51st Field Artillery Battalion at Fort Ord where he was an instructor until his discharge in January of 1955.

Soon after, he married his sweetheart, Angela Marlene Buttars, in the Logan LDS Temple on Dec. 14, 1956.

They set up residence in Weston, Idaho, and Evan started purchasing the family farm. They were blessed with six children. One of his greatest joys was having family over and touring the hillsides he farmed. He loved teaching his children and grandchildren the value of hard work. Evan was a well known and respected farmer and he found great joy in working, tilling and growing crops. In 1977, Evan moved from Weston, Idaho, to Cornish, Utah, to be closer to the farm.

He loved operating equipment and was a skilled heavy equipment operator. He grew up with a love for hunting, which was passed on from his father, Anton. He also loved photography and later in life put up his rifle for a camera. He also loved to fly. He learned to fly a helicopter at the age of 53 and attained both a private license and a commercial pilot license.

He was preceded in death by his parents; by his wife, Marlene; by his siblings, Russell Koller, Lucille Glenn, Violet Dawson, LaVell Koller, Darlene Godfrey, Evelyn Koller; and by two grandchildren. He is survived by his children, Daniel (Carolyn) Koller, LuAnn (Niel) Shaffer, Kayleen Sabour, Julie (Andrew) Mylander, Kathy (Othon) Prounis and Mark (Kellie) Koller. Evan enjoyed 21 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Weston First Ward Chapel, 27 N. Center, Weston, Idaho, with Bishop Randy Austin conducting. Friends called Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E., Preston, Idaho, and Thursday from 9:30- 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment was in the Weston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com




Faun Margaret (Stephens) McEntire was born on April 6, 1930, in Logan, Utah. She was the only child of John Newel Stephens and Alice Hartvigsen Stephens. She attended school in both Smithfield, Utah, and Preston, Idaho. She graduated from Preston High School in 1948. She then attended Utah State University for one year.

She married Warren Harris McEntire on Sept. 18, 1949, in Preston, Idaho. Warren was in the Air Force, so the two of them moved around the country for 27 years, living in 20 different places throughout the US and a bit of Canada. In 1974, Warren retired as an Air Force Lt. Colonel, so Faun and family made their final move to Rupert, Idaho, where they made their home on the Snake River.

Warren and Faun were married for an astounding 65 years. They have four children: Julie, Scott, Steve and Jeanne. They have five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Faun was an artist, designer and seamstress. Her beautiful paintings fill the houses of her kids and grandkids. She also loved reading, bowling and snowmobiling and was an avid bridge player. She especially loved to have bridge parties out on her pontoon boat cruising the Snake River.

She died following a short illness on April 3, 2014, in Burley.


April 9,2014

 Death Notice


Lennes Keller, 85, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 7, 2014, at the Franklin County Medical Center in Preston, Idaho. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the paper. Arrangements are under the direction of Webb Funeral Home in Preston.




KAYSVILLE – Luinna A. Jensen passed away on the afternoon of April 4, 2014, at Davis Hospital in Layton, Utah, due to complications associated with pneumonia. She was born July 18, 1935, in Preston, Idaho, to Howard Jensen and Ethel Luinna Auger and was the oldest of seven children.

When Luinna was a young girl her father worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps, employment that took the family from Preston to Glendale, Idaho, Rock Creek, Idaho (near Twin Falls), Tremonton, Utah, and then back to Preston where she attended Jefferson Middle School and Preston High School.

After graduating from high school, she attended Henniger Business College for one year and worked at a brokerage firm in Salt Lake City. She met the love of her life, Milton Jensen, in 1953 while she was working at A&H Rootbeer Parlor in Preston. Luinna admitted she nearly dropped a stack of plates when she first saw him. They were married on June 9, 1956, and were later sealed in the Logan LDS Temple. Together they settled in Kaysville, Utah, where they raised six children.

Luinna was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and faithfully served in the Relief Society, Primary, Cub Scouts, and Boy Scouts of America. She also served as ward librarian for more than 14 years. She could often be found quilting, sewing, or knitting baby blankets for family and charity efforts. She was a wonderful cook and many will miss enjoying her award-winning homemade pies, jams and canned vegetables. She was very detail-oriented and proficient with numbers. She worked for many years assisting professional accountants prepare corporate tax returns.

She loved gardening, flowers, camping and riding motorcycles. She also loved visiting many beautiful parts of the country with Milton in their Airstream trailer. Family reunions at Bear Lake were a much-anticipated highlight every August.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was proud of her children and grandchildren, and loved having them near. She especially enjoyed listening to them play musical instruments and sing. She seldom missed a concert or play in which they participated and would talk about them for days. During the last years of her life she found a passion for studying the scriptures and the lives of the prophets. She would often share the things she was learning with her family, blessing their lives with her new understanding.

She was a humble and talented woman who enjoyed helping others. She never stopped teaching those around her through her words and example. She is dearly loved and will be missed by her family, neighbors and all who knew her.

She is survived by her children, Kelly (David) Salmond, Dean (Cindy) Jensen, Marilyn (Sanford) Saline, Kent (Sarah) Jensen, Brian (Julie) Jensen, Becky (Roger) Griffin; 30 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Owen Auger, Alan Auger, Jim Auger; and sisters, Loraine Wright, Mary Bair, Joan Auger; and foster daughter, Lucia Tauglechee.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Milton D Jensen.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Kaysville Rock Chapel, 25 S. 200 E., Kaysville, Utah. Friends may visit with family on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Kaysville Mortuary, 400 N. Main St., and Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the chapel.

Interment will be in Smithfield City Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the LDS Humanitarian Aid Fund.

The family would like to express appreciation to Julie and Brian Jensen for the loving care they provided over the years, and to her wonderful brother Alan Auger for his watchful and consistent service.

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




Mildred Olsen Bosen, 98, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 31, 2014, at her home in Preston, Idaho. She was born on Aug. 1, 1915, in Clifton, Idaho, to Fredrick Daniel and Mary Albertina Kofoed Olsen. She married Curtis Bosen.

Mildred was a terrific cook and was known for her pies which she won many sweepstakes and ribbons for at fair time. She was a very skilled seamstress and made many wedding dresses. Mildred was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was always giving or caring for people and was willing to help anyone.

She is survived by two sons, Wayne Bosen, of Grace, Idaho; and Lyle Bosen, of Riverdale, Idaho; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Curtis; a daughter, Dorothy Walgren; a son, Daniel Curtis Bosen; two brothers; and four sisters; and a great-grandson, Chase Bosen; and a daughter-in-law, Tammy Bosen.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at noon in the Riverdale 2nd Ward Chapel. A viewing was held on Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. at the church. Interment was in the Riverdale Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com





Garrett Conrad Harris, 12, of Fairview, Idaho, passed away on April 2, 2014, due to a tragic accident. He was born on March 4, 2002, in Preston, Idaho, to Rick and Tara Harris. He attended Preston schools and was currently in the sixth grade at Preston Junior High School.

He was an active member of the LDS church and had recently been ordained a deacon by his older brother. He was excited to have just received his first temple recommend in order to perform baptisms for the dead. Garrett was taught the value of hard work at an early age and was especially influenced by his father. He possessed a sharp mind and loved to share the things he learned with those around him. Garrett was a friend to all and embodied a love for life that was contagious to everyone around him. He shared a special bond with the teammates and coaches he met while playing the sports that he loved. He carried on a proud family tradition of sporting the #4 on his football and basketball jerseys. He was also often caught wearing the jerseys of his other favorite teams: Preston Indians, Boise State Broncos, Denver Broncos.

Garrett is survived by his parents, Rick and Tara Harris; his brother, R.J.; and sisters, Cambree and Sydnee. He is also survived by his grandparents, Richard and Ann Harris, Franklin, Idaho, Susanne and Milt Penrod, Smithfield, Utah, David and Lynette Robinson, Richmond, Utah; and his great-grandmother, Eloise Toolsen, Smithfield, Utah. He will also be missed by numerous members of his extended family. He was met on the other side by his uncle, Shawn Harris, who we’re sure started up a game of one-on-one right away.

“Good job ‘G’ – You’ve won your biggest game.”

Funeral services were held on Monday, April 7, 2014, at noon in the Fairview 1st Ward LDS chapel, 165 W. 4800 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 10:30- 11:30 a.m. at the church in Fairview. Interment was in the Franklin Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary. com

In lieu of flowers donations can be made at www.facebook.com/ GarrettConradHarris.




An anxiously awaiting family welcomed their princess, Kwintse Marley, to her earthly journey on Sept. 21, 1994. She completed that part of her journey April 2, 2014, near her home in Cub River, Idaho. Kwintse was a happy baby. She mastered the art of “butt scooting” and had blue eyes that you could dive into. Early in Kwintse’s childhood she loved to be outside. She could often be found shirtless in her brother’s underwear playing in the dirt with her dog Annie. Kwintse attended elementary, middle, and high school in Preston. She loved to learn, but the school setting was confining to her. Kwintse looked to gain wisdom in ways other people may not have considered.

That scrappy little tomboy quickly transformed into a styled, poised, clean-freak. For Kwintse things had to be exact. She was meticulous about her book bag, her room and having things the way she loved them. Kwintse enriched her journey with sports. She loved to play basketball and softball. Aside from playing sports, she closely followed ESPN to keep up on her Miami Heat.

A true bright spot in Kwintse’s life was being an aunt to her Stella Bear. She spent countless hours taking such good care of her and now gets to be the first to hold her nephew Silas. Kwintse also loved to care for her dog Missy. If Kwintse came into a room Missy was sure to follow. Kwintse was always ready to have fun. With that attitude she attracted many friends and loved to spend time with them. Some of her fondest times were going to movies with her dad, watching her siblings build their lives and being a part of it anyway she could, exploring life’s philosophies with her mom, and keeping her status on social media up to date.

Towards the end of her earthly journey Kwintse met the love of her life Kolton Bird. She loved to spend time with Kolton and appreciated feeling his love.

Kwinner is survived by her dad, Kelton A. Marley; her mom, Karen Hull Talbot; her step-dad, Jeffery D. Talbot; siblings, Keltsey Marley and Kyle Webb, Kodie and Austin Alder, Karsen and Erica Marley, Chase Talbot and Melissa Salcedo, Casem Talbot; niece, Stella Monroe Marley; grandma, Loma Marley; grandpa, Merrill and Darla Marley; great-grandma, Merna Marley; fiancé, Kolton T. Bird; Missy; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Kwintse was welcomed to her heavenly home by her brother, Konner Lorenzo Marley; her grandparents, Clair and Blanche Hull; cousins, Nicolas James Hull and Jerric Craig Gittins; uncle, Kent Hull; great-grandparents, Dail and Violet Albiston; and great-grandpa, Austin Marley.

A celebration of her life will be held Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Webb Funeral Home with Bishop Troy Foster conducting. A viewing was held on Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home in Preston 1005 S. 800 E. as well as Wednesday from 9:30-10:30 also at Webb Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Mapleton Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com

Kwintse is a strong-willed soul; she has a strong desire for her family to be happy and together. She will be working hard to continue to help and encourage them.

April 2, 2014

Death Notice


Mildred Bosen, 98, passed away peacefully at her home in Preston, Idaho, on Monday, March 31, 2014. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the paper. Arrangements are under the direction of Webb Funeral Home.




CLIFTON – Delores Thompson Coburn, 81, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Pocatello, Idaho. She was born on Oct. 22, 1932, in Levan, Utah, to Erick Peterson and Anna Maria Christensen Thompson. She married Seth Hill Coburn August 12, 1960, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple.

Delores loved to go for drives and look at the beautiful scenery. She also enjoyed canning, baking and sewing and loved watching and spending time with her grandkids. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various capacities including a primary teacher, Relief Society teacher and a visiting teacher as well as helping in the scouting program. She helped her husband Seth on the farm. She attended LDS Business College in Salt Lake City and graduated as a secretary. She loved growing flowers and particularly roses.

She is survived by her husband, Seth, of Downey, Idaho; her children, DeMille Coburn, of Oxford, Chris (Darla) Coburn of Lewiston, Utah; Chad Coburn of Downey, Idaho; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Ilene (Vern) Pulsipher, of Sacramento, Calif.; Reva (Melvin) Whitelock, of Murray, Utah; and Nora Gilson, of Everett, Wash. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Lucille Rudy.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 29, 2014, in the Clifton 2nd Ward LDS chapel with Bishop Clark Cox 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 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church in Clifton. Interment was in the Wellsville Cemetery at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com





Sharon Ruth Mangum Bliss, 75, passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at the Logan Regional Hospital in Logan, Utah. She was born May 18, 1938, to Montell Eccles Mangum and Ruth Afton Dahle Mangum and reunited with her eternal and forever love Douglas Lynn Bliss on March 30, 2014.

Sharon learned how to live a life of service from her mother. This is a blessing that has followed her throughout her life. In the end of her days she was still thinking of ways to be of service to her family. Sharon loved her family dearly. She enjoyed playing and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Sharon has had a varied and diverse career path. Some of her accomplishments were building some if the first microprocessors, experiments and satellites that entered space on numerous Space Shuttle missions from the Space Dynamics Laboratory and Space Systems Engineering with USU and a land developer. She has been devoted to genealogy for over 40 years. She served at the family history library located inside the Logan LDS Tabernacle and in Preston. She has been the family history teacher for various wards. She served as an ordinance worker in the Logan LDS Temple on and off for over 20 years. She was always ready with names to go to the temple for baptisms for the dead and other temple ordinance work. Sharon helped many individuals prepare their own personal histories and research their lineage.

She has been author and co-author to many family and personal history books that are used to this day by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and in the Wyoming State Library. She is proud of her ancestors and what they sacrificed so that her family could thrive. Sharon also served as a 4-H teacher, Cub Scout leader, Boy Scout leader and Sunday School teacher just to name a few. Even though Sharon’s life was filled with hard and bitter-sweet trials she never lost her tenacity, sense of humor and testimony of the Lord’s plan for us.

Sharon will be dearly missed by her surviving family, Kaye Wallace (sister), Winn and Linda Egan (brother-in-law and sister), Michael (Shelly) Bliss, Kathlene (Jay) Keller, Bruce Bassett (son-in-law), eight grandchildren and their spouses, six great-grandchildren and numerous friends that she counted as family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her forever love, Douglas Lynn Bliss; two daughters, Sharlyn Bassett and Karri Lynn Bliss; grandson, Chase Talmage Keller; and a great-grandson, Carter Dee Bassett.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Franklin Stake Center, 106 E. Main Street in Franklin, Idaho, with Bishop Roy Yardley 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 stake center. Interment will be in the Clarkston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com

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  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

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