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July 22, 2014

July 23, 2014



Bradley Dean Bingham, 47, of Freeman Spur, Ill., passed away, 10:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at his residence.

Brad was born Oct. 25, 1966, in Logan, Utah, to Larry Vereen Bingham and Sally Louise Randall.

Brad worked several years as a welder for Phillips Kiln Services. He enjoyed his trade and took pride in the work that he constructed.

Brad was of the Christian faith. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his significant other, Patti Thomas, of Freeman Spur, Ill.; two daughters, Carly Raye Bingham of Burns, Ore., DeAnn Elaine Bingham of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; a son, Colton Sears, of Preston; a granddaughter, Azyra; former wife, Teresa Hodges of Wapato, Wash.; mother, Sally Millsap of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; father, Larry V. Bingham and wife, Catherine, of St. George, Utah; step-father, Larry Lawman and wife, Jody, of Ivins, Utah; several brothers and sisters, Jeffrey (Kris) Bingham of Malad City, Idaho, Kent (Wendy) Elmer of Greenbrier, Tenn., Michelle Kozma of Woodbury, Tenn., Racquel (Richard) Millichamp of Hendersonville, Tenn., Cynthia (Randy) Allen of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Kristie Brimhall of St. George, Utah; maternal grandmother, Sadie Randall of Kaysville, Utah. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, William Leon Randall; and paternal grandparents, Vereen and Ruby Bingham.

Funeral services were Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Pyle Funeral Home in Johnston City, Ill. with Rev. Larry Stevens officiating. Interment will be at a later date in the Preston City Cemetery in Preston.

Visitation was from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home.

Pyle Funeral Home in Johnston City, Ill., is entrusted with the arrangements.

For additional information or to sign the “Book of Memories” please visit www.pylefuneralhome.com

July 16, 2014



Brent Earl Gordon, 65, died suddenly at home on July 9, 2014. He was born April 26, 1949, to Ross Hamilton and Hazel Alma Johnson Gordon, the fifth of nine children. He was raised in Smithfield and Lewiston on family farms. He was active, together with his father, in breeding registered Holstein-Friesen dairy cattle. Although incapable of drawing a stick person, he could draw cows’ markings on registration forms right down to the last spot. He went to school at North Cache and Sky View.

On June 22, 1968, he wed Mary Lou Priestley in Preston. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS temple. They had four sons. They were later divorced. He worked on the farm until it was sold and then went to work for Cache Valley Dairy as a cheese maker. He then finished his working years driving forklift at Icon Health & Fitness. His retirement was spent hunting and fishing with nieces and nephews he loved and held a special place in his heart. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman and trapper. He was excited about his new shoulder and the opportunities ahead.

He is survived by brothers, Drew Gordon, Grant (Kallin) Gordon; sisters, Cathy (Dale) Hardy, Ilene (Jody) Palmer, Paula Gordon, Maurine (Carlos) Elwood, and Carole (Ken) Smith; children, Spencer (Trissa) Gordon, Shane (Larissa) Gordon, Shawn Gordon, and Steven (Tammy) Gordon; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Johnny and George Gordon; a sister, Lois G. Bodily; and a daughter-in-law, Julie Gordon.

Funeral services were held Monday July 14, at 11 a.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E. in Preston. A viewing was held on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home and Monday from 10-10:45 a.m. also at the funeral home. Interment was at the Smithfield Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary. com


July 9, 2014



CLINTON – Earle Franklin Caldwell passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Country Pines Assisted Living.

He was born April 4, 1932, in Stone, Idaho, to Elden and Dorothy Carter Caldwell.

Earle married Lila Packer Gunderson on Sept. 28, 1968, in Preston. They were later sealed in the Ogden LDS Temple. Lila passed away Dec. 28, 1989.

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

Earle worked for DOD retiring after 38 years of service. He enjoyed gardening, working, taking care of his yard and his neighbors’ yards. He enjoyed keeping tabs on the neighborhood in Washington Terrace. He loved visiting with people and sitting on his porch, watching and waving to friends.

Surviving are his children, Brent (Geri) Gunderson of Henderson, Nev.; Laurel Gunderson of Syracuse, Utah; Joanna (Gary) Kellerstrass of Layton, Utah; nine grandchildren, Dirk, Deanne, Tyler, Cameron, Darian, Jordan, Lisa, Laurie and Kimberli; 21 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are siblings, James (Helen) Caldwell of Woodland Hills, Calif.; Lorna Huggins of Ogden, Utah; Diane Warner of Utah County; a special friend, Lois Beck; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one brother, Leland Caldwell; and one sister, Linnie Berrett.

Special thanks to Hearts for Hospice and to Country Pines for the care given to Earle.

“When you have someone you love in Heaven, you have a little bit of Heaven in your home.” We love you Dad and Grandpa Earle.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Myers Roy Mortuary, 5865 S. 1900 W., Roy, Utah. A gathering for family and friends will be held Wednesday from 10:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. prior to services.

Cremation to follow.

Send condolences to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com




Fairview – Earl Virgil Jensen, 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Heritage Home in Preston, Idaho. He was born on Nov. 29, 1928, in Weston, Idaho, to John Vergil and Elly Jacobson Jensen. He lived most of his life in Fairview, Idaho. He met his sweetheart, Mary Lou Jensen, at the Persiana Dance Hall and they were married Nov. 29, 1947. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan Temple on Nov. 29, 1948.

Earl owned and operated Jensen TV & Appliance in Preston. Earl was known all over the area as the “TV Man.” He was an avid scouter and took many scouts and youth on trips to Mount Ash in Yellowstone National Park. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and was a pilot of his own plane. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He and his wife served a mission from 1988-1990 in the Philippines Baguio LDS Mission. Earl served in many callings including counselor in the Bishopric, as well as a worker in the Logan LDS Temple. He worked hard and he played hard and he loved well. He taught by example and when asked how he was, he always responded “Doin’ Great!” He said it with meaning that was the same way he lived his life.

Earl and Mary Lou loved to travel and have visited many states and foreign countries. One of their favorite destinations is Hawaii where they traveled to numerous times. His joy was his family and they took many family vacations. A highlight was their family reunion, MEP, held every summer and named after them.

Earl is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Jensen; his children, Carolyn (Charles) Moulton, of Newdale, Idaho; Phyllis (Adel) Ali, of Cairo, Egypt; Beverly (Lon) Ricks, of Newdale, Idaho; Patricia (Ted) Hawes, of Eagar, Ariz.; Erlene (Kevin) Torgrimson, of Newdale, Idaho; LuJean Jensen, of Preston; Jared Earl (Karen) Jensen, of Cub River, Idaho; 36 grandchildren, and 64 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Bryce Jensen, Fairview, Idaho, and Floyd Jensen, also of Fairview, Idaho; and a sister, Fay (Ron) Bell, of Smithfield, Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Jeremy Ricks; and two great-grandsons, Brayden Kent and Andrew Kent.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 11, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Fairview 2nd Ward Chapel, 165 W. 4800 S. in Preston with Bishop John Griffeth conducting. A viewing will be held on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E. in Preston and Friday from 9:30- 10:30 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 12, 1930 - June 30, 2014

Marilyn Page Waddoups returned home to our Heavenly Father on June 30, 2014, at her home in Centerville, Utah, after a battle with cancer. Marilyn was born to Sterling Henry Page and Martha DeMoine Sparrow in Smithfield, Utah. Marilyn attended Preston High School. She married her high school sweetheart, Dell T. Waddoups, in the Logan LDS Temple on Oct. 4, 1950. They lived and raised their family in Logan, Idaho Falls (1956) and Layton (1962), Burley, Idaho (1964). In 1974, they moved to Bountiful, Utah, and lived for the next 40 years. In their retirement they settled in Centerville, Utah.

Marilyn was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She touched us all with her sweet disposition and kindness. She was an example of unconditional love and thoughtfulness. We will miss her unwavering testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and dedication to her many church callings.

Marilyn is survived by her husband; and children, Deleene (Walt) Kondrick, Randy Waddoups, Tammy (Scott) Myers, Thad Waddoups; 21 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Glenn Page (Beth) of Monpelier, Idaho; and sister, JoAnn Golightly (Boyd) of Preston, Idaho. Marilyn was preceded in death by her son, Dell Page Waddoups; her parents; her stepfather, Ray Bosworth; and half-sister, Clea Taylor (LaMar) of Preston.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Centerville, Utah. Interment was at Preston Cemetery.



July 2, 2014


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MESQUITE, NEV. – Bernice (Buzz) Marie Evans, 89, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 27, 2014, in Mesquite, Nev. Bernice was born March 26, 1925, in Riverdale, to Wayne Smith and Ruthella Marie Pickren Evans. She has two sisters, Darlene E. Hendricks and Ruthella E. Cutler.

She graduated from Preston High School, received her BS from the University of Idaho and her Master’s degree from Washington State University.

Bernice spent her growing-up years happily playing sports, swimming in the Bear River and making life-long friends from high school.

After high school, she taught school first at Caldwell, Idaho, and then moved on to Oregon to teach at Salem. She next taught at the University of Idaho, receiving a teaching fellowship at Washington State, where she completed her Master’s degree.

She qualified as a counselor while teaching in Portland, where she moved to Milwaukie High School as head of girls’ P.E. and health. Bernice taught at Clackamas High, Rex Putman High as a counselor. She was then the Dean of Women, counselor and liaison to the nursing program at Clackamas Community College. She was instrumental in starting a “Focus on Women” course at CCC, taught classes and had great skill with leadership and creative positions in many organizations.

Bernice retired in the late 1980s to help care for her mother. They took trips to Europe, Wales, Hawaii and many other cities in the USA. They truly enjoyed their time together.

She was a very active participant in golf, playing bridge, painting and maintaining her special friendships. After her roommate, Fran, died in 2008, she moved to Mesquite, Nev., to be near her sister and niece, Darlene and Polly. She loved the desert, but missed the Oregon rain. She will be sorely missed!

Bernice is survived by her close family, sisters, Darlene and Ruthella; nephews, Brad Cutler (Neil), Richard Hendricks (Bonnie), Wayne Cutler, Eric Cutler (Lisa); nieces, Vickrie Cutler White (Tim), Polly Hendricks, Jenifer Cutler Allard (Mike); and grandnephews and nieces. She loved her family one and all.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 3, at 11 a.m. at the Preston Idaho Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Webb Funeral Home in Preston, Idaho. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary. com




Dee Ronald Petterborg of Preston, an outgoing, cheerful man with a built-in sense of humor, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014, at the Franklin County Transitional Care Center. Dee, known by many as Dee Ron, Pete, or Rabbit, always had a smile for everyone and was beloved by all who knew him.

Dee was born at home on the original homestead property on Oct. 4, 1936. Raised in Egypt by his parents, Edgar E. and Ella Martin Petterborg, he enjoyed a childhood full of fun, playing baseball and football, building a clubhouse in the old chicken coop and swinging in the barnyard. He, along with his neighborhood playmates, Larry Keller, Gordon Oliverson, Jesse Johnson, and Darvel Holliday, attended the Egypt School until it burned down. School was held in the basement of the Fifth Ward church for the rest of the year and then the boys attended Whitney School through the eighth grade, when in a county-wide basketball tournament, Dee was voted, “Most Outstanding Player.”

While attending Preston High School, Dee played basketball, baseball, and football, played clarinet in the band, sang in the choir, participated in musicals, and went to girls PE for about half a year before the principal found out about it and moved him out of the class. Dee met his sweetheart, Thedora (Teddy) Ames in algebra class and on graduation night, they got engaged and the young lovers married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on Sept. 14, 1955. They began their lives in a home they bought and moved to the homestead, which they remodeled often.

Three years after they married, Dee and Thedora began their family with a daughter, Cindy, and every two years after, another child was welcomed into the family as Jan, Terry Dee, Sandra, and Phil Dee were born. They loved camping at Willow Flat or Emigration campgrounds, often spending weeks at a time in the woods with friends and their families. As a couple, Dee and Thedora traveled to many national parks, Europe, Canada, Hawaii and Mexico, and regularly attended theatre productions and concerts, usually escorting a grandchild or two along with them.

While a freshman in high school, Dee began to run the family farm himself and he received a great deal of satisfaction from working with the soil and watching the crops grow.

Throughout Franklin County, Dee’s excellent workmanship as a carpenter can be seen in the many new homes, remodeling projects, or tile work that he completed. In his construction career, he worked for Glenn Call and Sons, Bud Call, Max Dahle, and then created a business partnership, which turned into a special friendship, with Larry Ralphs. Dee was always quick to help his children and grandchildren with remodeling or building projects and never asked for anything in return. Dee’s son, Phil, said of his father, “If you needed something done, Dad was there.”

In addition to working hard, Dee played hard, too. As an adult, he played baseball and volleyball, traveling to all-church tournaments, where he made friends from around the world. The youth he chaperoned at the many dance festivals, or church or neighborhood parties knew he would usually be more fun than any of the teenagers there. The pool table at the Petterborg home was a focus of many neighborhood social gatherings.

Active in the LDS Church, he worked with the Young Men and in the Sunday School, as well as working on the stake sports committee for many years. He was also a member of the Preston Police Auxiliary. Fun-loving, easy-going, and patient, Dee enjoyed playing with his dogs, riding motorcycles, golfing, coaching women’s softball, attending family reunions, Halloween and Christmas parties and spending time with his children and grandkids.

Dee was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Leo Frew, Florence Jensen, Wanda McKenzie, Gwen Call, and their spouses. He is survived by his wife, Thedora, who still lives on the homestead property; his children, Cindy (Wayne) Wilson, Meridian; Jan Hull, Logan; Terry (Pam) Petterborg, Preston; Sandra (Rob) Tondini, Preston; Phil (Andria) Petterborg, Preston; 23 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Dennis Ames, Wendell; and Dwight (Lorene) Ames, Pocatello; and numerous other nieces, nephews, and cousins.

His daughter, Jan, said, “If Dad knew we had an interest in something, he did everything he could to make it happen… Dad loved people, he was a perfectionist at his work and he loved his wife.” Dee Petterborg will be missed greatly by his many descendants, but his positive influence will be felt for years to come.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Preston Fifth Ward Chapel, 213 S. 200 E., Preston. Friends called Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E., Preston and Thursday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment was in the Preston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com




Rosemary Lampoltshamer Hutchins, 85, (the last of her family of six sisters and four brothers) our mother, grandmother and friend, left us on June 27, 2014, for a joyful meeting with all her family and friends. Rosemary was born to Frank Xavier and Mary Theresa (Fuchs) Lampoltshamer on Feb. 28, 1929 in Nezperce, Idaho. She was raised on a farm north of Nezperce and attended the Hicks Country School for several years, where they would walk through the fields sometimes in three feet deep snow to go to school. She then attended St. Catherine’s Catholic school in Nezperce and graduated in 1947.

Not long after graduation she fell in love with Ned Hutchins of Nezperce, while giving him his weekly shave, as she did for other farm hands that helped out on their farm. Ned and Rosemary were married on Nov. 6, 1947. Ned had a farm north of Grangeville, Idaho, and they lived there while each one of their children was born. In 1954 they sold the farm and moved into Grangeville. From there they went to Salt Lake City then on to Preston where they owned a motel for 17 years. Rosemary and Ned loved to dance while in Preston. They did not miss a Saturday night out with friends dancing. When they retired in 1974 they moved back to north Idaho to Kamiah where she made her home for 40 years.

Ned died in 1989 and soon after she met her second love of her life, Mr. Kenneth Stockard, a multitalented musician, country singer, yodeler and a wonderful man. She was so lucky to have two good men in her life. She spent the next 18 years with Ken. They travelled to Branson, Mo., several times, Alaska, Southern California, West Coast and a cruise to Alaska. What they enjoyed the most was fishing, huckleberry picking, hunting, country music and going to the casino. Ken died three years ago and now she was alone for the first time in her life. Thank heavens for her many friends in Kamiah.

Rosemary loved her church and volunteered in a large way in her service to the church. She was past president of the Altar Society in Preston, Idaho, a position she held most of the time she lived there. In Kamiah she was head of the rummage sale for many years, a door “greeter,” a caller on the prayer chain, head of funeral dinners and just recently on the Parish Council.

She was past member of the Preston Lady Elks, president of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary (where she mentored girls trying out for Girls State) and she held many other positions throughout her life in various organizations.

She loved to cook, garden, fish, hunt, pick berries, dance, play pinochle with her wonderful friends on Sunday night or watch movies with special friends. She had a beautiful yard and a well kept home. She was a classy lady who had her hair done every week for over 50 years. She put on her make up, necklace, earrings and pretty rings whenever she went anywhere.

Rosemary is survived by her daughters, Linda (Richard) Taniguchi of St. Maries, Idaho, and Becky (Phil) Eckersley of West Point, Utah; five grandchildren, Amika Dupree, Tyson Taniguchi, Trevor Eckersley, Danyale Rose Eckersley and James Eckersley; and four great-grandchildren, Sundeep Taniguchi, Harvest Taniguchi, Kiarra Dupree and Liam Dupree.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mary; all her siblings, Marie, Johanna, Eleanor, Francis, Leona, Mike, Joe, Arnold, and Bernard; and her husband, Ned; and two children, Gary and Warren.

Special thanks to her many friends who have been there for her, to Dr. Bruner, to the St. Mary’s Hospital Staff in Cottonwood, to the Benedictine Nuns at St. Gertrudes and the special Oblates at St. Gertrudes. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”

Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Kamiah, Idaho. Following Mass a meal will be served in the parish hall. Inurnment will follow the meal at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Nezperce, Idaho. Arrangements have been entrusted to Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia, Idaho.



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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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