February 10, 2016
Marion Olson, 93, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at Whispering Pines Care Center in Downey, Idaho, of natural causes. He was born on June 10, 1922, in Oxford, Idaho, to Ernest Alexander and Clara Alzina Hatch Olson. He was raised in Oxford. As a child he was taught to work hard and take responsibility for his actions. He graduated from Downey High School where he was on the basketball team and developed the skill of dancing the “jitter bug.” During World War II he enlisted in the US Navy and served for three years in the South Pacific on the USS Maryland. After his first year of service, while home on leave, he married his sweetheart, Bessie Ruth Mendenhall, on April 7, 1944. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan Utah LDS Temple. They enjoyed 59 years together working, traveling, and supporting their family. After returning from the war he worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for 41 years while also running his dairy farm. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and fulfilled various church callings throughout the years. His favorite calling was that of a dance director, and performing in many Gold and Green Balls. He has given many hours of service to his family and community. He was the mayor of Oxford, president of the Clifton Lions Club, and the best grandpa a kid could ask for. He enjoyed hunting and caring for his yard, and supporting West Side High School sporting events. He will be remembered for his friendliness and his willingness to help anyone in need. Marion is survived by five daughters and three sons, Charlotte (Sid) Schvaneveldt, of Weston, Idaho; Lana (Bill) Dixon of Downey, Idaho; Kathy Nevins of Pocatello, Idaho; Keith (Shannan) Olson of Weston, Idaho; Kevin (Linda) Olson of Weston, Idaho; Mary Lyn (Ron) Godfrey of Inkom, Idaho; Julie (Craig) Jensen of River Heights, Utah; Larry (Shelley) Olson of Franklin, Idaho; 27 grandchildren, 48 greatgrandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters and two brothers, Afton Ralphs of Clifton, Idaho; Alfred Olson of Twin Falls, Idaho; Norma (Marilyn) Olson of Murray, Utah; and Wanda Cox of Oxford, Idaho. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bessie; and three brothers, Wesley, Eldred, and Lorin. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at noon in the Clifton 2nd Ward LDS Chapel. A viewing will be held on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, and Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the church in Clifton. Interment will be in the Oxford, Idaho, Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com The family would like to thank Lana for all the hours she spent caring for dad, the staff at Whispering Pines Care Center, and hospice nurses Kim and JoAnn for the kindness they showed to Dad. We will be forever grateful. Marion will be greatly missed, but never forgotten by all who knew and loved him.
SETH HILL COBURN
Seth Hill Coburn, 90, was born April 28, 1925, and passed away peacefully at Logan Regional Medical Center following a short illness on Feb. 3, 2016. He was the sixth of nine siblings born in Smithfield, Utah, to Fred and Celia Coburn; survived by his brother, Melvin, and sister, Collen. Also survived by his three sons, DeMille Coburn, Oxford, Idaho; Chris (Darla) Coburn, Lewiston, Utah; Chad Coburn, Pocatello, Idaho. Seth had seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Seth was called on an LDS mission to the Eastern Central States and shortly after he returned was drafted into the U.S. Army for two more years of service in the Korean War. Arriving home he started chasing the love of his life and on Aug. 12, 1960, he married Delores Thompson in the Salt Lake City Utah LDS Temple for time and all eternity. For the first six years of marriage Seth was a bus mechanic/ driver. In 1966 Seth and his family moved to Oxford, Idaho, where he purchased the family farm, which had been in his family since 1939. During his farming career he was a watermaster for several years, later in his career he also worked at many locations for the Amalgamated Sugar Company during the winter seasons. Farming up until the day of his retirement at which point he and mom enjoyed their retirement together. Delores preceded him in death in March of 2014, leaving him heartbroken. Shortly after Seth continued to live in the Downey home with his son, DeMille, and later moved to Lewiston, Utah, with his son, Chris.
Seth will be missed by family and friends but never forgotten. A special thanks to the staff at Logan Regional Hospital and Hospice.
The funeral service for Seth will be Saturday, Feb. 6, at 11 a.m. at the Lewiston First Ward LDS Church, 10 W. 1600 N. A viewing will be held Friday, Feb. 5, from 6-8 p.m. at the Lewiston First Ward Chapel by “Hall’s Store” and a second viewing before the funeral service on Saturday from 9-10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Wellsville City, Utah, Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Cache Valley Mortuary, 3207 N. Main, North Logan, Utah, 435-787-8514. Share condolences online at www.cvmortuary. com
JUNE DAVIS BOYCE REESE
June Davis Boyce Reese Humpherys, 91, of Lehi, Utah, passed away peacefully at her granddaughter’s home on Feb. 4, 2016, surrounded by family. June was born June 21, 1924, in Oxford, Idaho, to Maude Davis and Leander Myron Merrick Boyce.
June married A. Ray Reese on Feb. 6, 1946; they were sealed two years later in the Salt Lake Utah LDS Temple. They were blessed with two sons and three daughters. Ray passed away in 1994. June later married Reed Humpherys April 18, 1998. They enjoyed a sweet companionship until his passing in 2009.
June was a hard worker in her many different endeavors. She attended school in Oxford. She left school early and went to work at the naval yard in Portland, Ore., for a time and then went to Fort Sill, Okla., to be a nanny. Upon returning home she met and married Ray where they farmed for many years in Grays Lake and Leslie, Idaho. They also lived in Soda Springs and Montpelier, Idaho. Not long after they moved to Brigham City, Utah, where they lived for 32 years. During that time she worked as a nurse’s aide at the Tremonton Hospital, a seamstress and shipping clerk at Brigham Apparel, and then at Thiokol where she retired. During retirement they traveled frequently and moved to Rainier, Wash. After Ray’s death June lived in Grays Lake, Idaho; Elko, Nev.; and most recently Lehi, Utah.
June was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a strong testimony of Christ. She and her husband Ray enjoyed serving in the Bacolod, Philippines, mission. After their mission they served as ordinance workers in the Seattle Washington LDS Temple.
June loved gardening and admired the birds that were attracted to her garden. She also enjoyed ceramics, traveling, crocheting, dancing, and raising and showing Appaloosa horses.
June’s family was the joy of her life. The many facets of June’s personality included wittiness, spunky attitude, contagious laugh, and sternness. All enjoyed her talent of yodeling. She had a big heart and always had a hug for everyone. She devoted her life to her soulmate, Ra,y and everything that encompassed.
She is survived by her children, LeRay (Patsy) Reese, Elko, Nev.; Leona (Lauren) Robertson, Smithfield, Utah; Larry (Mona) Reese, Rainier, Wash.; Louise (Richard) Nielsen, Nibley, Utah; son-in-law, Randy Gibbs, Preston, Idaho; twenty three grandchildren; eighty-one great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; brother, James D. Boyce; sister-in-law, Lucille Hirsbrunner; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; daughter, Loraine Gibbs; daughter-in-law, Kristene Reese; foster son, Darrell Monarco; grandson, Jason Messerly; sisters, Jeanette Bosworth, LaVerle Kendall, Lenna Roper; and brother, Ronald Boyce.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to granddaughter, Raegan, and her husband, Terry Hritz, for the excellent care of June this past year.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to donate to the LDS Humanitarian or Missionary funds in June’s name via lds.org
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at 12 p.m. at the Jordan Willows Stake Center, 2161 W. Grays Dr., Lehi, Utah. Friends and family may call at the Jordan Willows Stake Center Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday morning from 10- 11:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Hyrum City Cemetery, 500 E. Main St., Hyrum, Utah, at 4 p.m.
CLYDE SMITH HENDRICKS
Clyde Smith Hendricks, 99, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at his home in Richmond, Utah. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at noon in the Richmond Stake Center, 135 W. Main in Richmond, Utah. A viewing will be held on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the stake center, and Thursday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. also at the stake center. Arrangements are under the direction of Webb Funeral Home. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com
February 3, 2016
Marion Whitney Morgan
Marion Whitney Morgan, 90, returned to his Heavenly Father’s arms on Jan. 29, 2016. He was born on Aug. 20, 1925, in Weston, Idaho, the son of Ezra Burnath and Myrtle Whitney Morgan. He was raised on the family farm in Weston and attended school in Weston. He enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country from May 1944 to June 1946. He had extensive training as a fireman first responder rescue crew and did his training at the (NAS) Naval Air Base in Fallen, Nev., the San Francisco, and the San Diego, Calif., fire departments.
He married his sweetheart Evelyn Checketts in Berkley, Calif., on March 7, 1946. They were sealed for time and all eternity one year later in the Logan Utah LDS Temple. They were blessed with three children Kirk, Kay, and Alan. After Marion was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy they returned home and lived in Preston, Idaho. Marion worked as a fireman and as a deputy for Preston City, and was also a member of the Franklin County Sheriff’s posse for several years. He had a lot of good memories riding horses with the other posse members.
When his father passed away in 1954 he left the police department and they moved to Weston to run the family farm and lived there for 50 years. They developed many close friendships in the Weston-area and the farm was always home to them. In addition to running the farm, Marion worked for Select Sires of Logan, Utah, and drove a school bus for the West Side School District for 24 years. He always had a special love for children and the bus was a perfect fit for him.
He loved to be outdoors and especially loved being in the mountains. He loved hunting, fishing, and spending time camping with family and friends. He loved to cook Dutch oven food and share it with family and friends while telling stories around a good campfire. One of his other passions in life was his horses. He raised and trained quarter horses for many years, enjoyed showing halter class in the arena, flat track racing in the summer, and cutter racing in the winter. He loved to ride his horses in the mountains and did so his entire life. After his age slowed him down he graduated from the big horses to the ponies. He enjoyed hitching up his ponies and taking the grandkids for a ride.
Marion and Evelyn moved from Weston back to Preston in 2003 were they currently reside. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a testimony of the gospel and an appreciation for all of God’s work on this Earth.
Marion is survived by his wife of 70 years, Evelyn Morgan, Preston, Idaho; his children, Kirk Morgan, Elko, Nev.; Kay Morgan, Pocatello, Idaho; Alan (Margo) Morgan, Weston, Idaho; brothers, Keith Morgan, Medford, Ore.; Sylvan (Carma) Morgan, Chubbuck, Idaho; sisters, MerLyn (Dennis) Fife, Renton, Wash.; Christie South, Sparks, Nev.; sister-in-law, Iris Morgan; seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Maurice (Burns) Morgan; brother, Chuck; and sister-in-law, Jean Morgan.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E., Preston, Idaho, with a viewing on Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home and on Thursday 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to services. Burial will be in the Weston cemetery. The family expresses our sincerest gratitude for the compassionate care from the Franklin County Medical Center, Franklin County Transitional Care, and also the skillful and considerate care of Dr. David Beckstead and his staff. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com
George Easton Jenson
George Jenson was a world traveler. From a two-room home on a farm in southern Idaho, to the beaches of Normandy during World War II, to exotic locales such as Tangier, Morocco; much of George’s life was defined by the places he lived and visited.
The youngest of James Bendt and Jane Easton Jenson’s six children, George was born on July 16, 1923, on the family farm in Winder, Idaho. He and his siblings, Marie, Lloyd, Theris, Clyde, and Argene, all attended public school in Preston, Idaho.
In a high school band class, George discovered his lifelong joy of music and his beloved future wife, Cecilia Marie Winward. Cecilia was from Whitney, a small nearby community, and George saw her his junior year, a meeting he describes in his autobiographical writings: “I noticed a young girl, dressed in a green outfit, a matching green hat with a feather in it, sitting in the trumpet/cornet section. ‘Wow,’ what a surprise! Something that caught my attention briefly and had a lingering effect on my curiosity. Little did I know I would propose marriage several years later.”
After high school graduation and miscellaneous jobs, George began his studies in electronics then joined the US Navy. He completed radio/radar electronics training in preparation for the D-Day invasion during the Battle of Normandy where his assignment was to repair communications equipment on the landing craft.
When on military leave in Boston, he telegraphed Cecilia who was living in Blackfoot, Idaho: HONEY DARLING -(STOP)- YOUR WANDERING SAILOR BOY IS BACK -(STOP)- WILL WIRE WHEN COMING HOME -(STOP)- WILL BE SOON -(STOP)- HOW ABOUT TYING THE KNOT -(STOP)- L O V E L O V E L O V E -(STOP)- GEORGE
When George got home, Ceil, as she was fondly called, had made all the marriage arrangements. As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, they were married in the Logan Utah LDS Temple on Feb. 20, 1945, and enjoyed a short honeymoon before George went back to the Navy.
When the war was over, they moved to Logan, George got his Bachelor’s degree in radio technology, and they had two of their four children, LuAnne and Brent. George’s first job out of college was with a commercial radio station in Cedar City, Utah, as an engineer, part-time announcer, and overall caretaker. They lived in a two-bedroom apartment that adjoined the station. He was sad to leave commercial broadcasting when he was recalled by the Navy during the Korean War, but, as luck would have it, he was discharged for having too many dependents.
Just prior to what would become his life’s work overseas, George worked with Westinghouse, at the Arco site near Idaho Falls, on a Navy contract to build a mockup for a nuclear-powered submarine. This introduced him to some of the most sophisticated electronic equipment of the era. At that time, he had an opportunity to work for Voice of America, part of the U.S. Information Agency, and so began a 34-year journey for George and Ceil that would introduce them and their children to places on the globe they could never have imagined.
Ceil was a good match for George. The youngest, like him, in her family of nine children, she shared similar beliefs and values. She was an adventuress who in 1952 willingly jumped on a plane with George and their three children— Dean was only two months old— and her niece, Rayma, whose job was to help with the children, bound for North Africa. Tangier, Morocco, was their first assignment and more would follow: Greece, where son James was born; the Philippines; a two-year stint as an American advisor in Vietnam; Washington, DC; Liberia; Okinawa; a second time in Morocco; and finally in Botswana. They retired to Reno in 1986.
Their home was filled with treasures from around the world, and they enjoyed even more travel during retirement to places like New Zealand, Australia, and back to South Africa. Ceil died on Jan. 17, 2010, at the age of 85.
The years went by and George continued his life, enjoying golf, all kinds of technology, especially his computer, and emailing and Skyping with friends around the world. He had a certain charm and gregariousness about him, and he liked to tell stories. Three days before his stroke in July 2015 at age 92, he drove his car to play 18 holes of golf and entertained guests for dinner at Five Star Premier Residences of Reno where he was living.
George died on Jan. 14, 2016, at Rosewood Rehabilitation Center under the care of an exceptional staff and with special support from Circle of Life Hospice.
He was predeceased by Cecilia, his parents, and all of his siblings. He is survived by daughter, LuAnne (Roger) Steininger, of Reno; sons, Brent, of Palo Alto, Calif., and Dean and James, of Reno; grandson, Gary Steininger (Christina), and their son, Aiden; granddaughter, Kim Steininger Holland, and her son, Rylan; grandchildren, Dean and Rosana Jenson; Nathan and his children, Jaylan and Aaliyah, Natalie, Nikki, and her daughter, Abby; Neill Jenson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1095 Golconda Drive, Reno. Grave dedication will be in the Preston, Idaho, Cemetery.
Card of Thanks
The family of Jay Heusser would like to express appreciation to all our friends, neighbors, and the community for the outpouring of love and support shown to us during this difficult time. We are humbled by all the service that has been given to our family. Your thoughts, prayers, meals, flowers, visits, and messages have meant so much to us. A special thanks to Jordan Webb for his kindness and help. We’d also like to thank the Lady Elks for providing a luncheon for the family following the service.
Sincerely, Ben Heusser, Jen Smith, Amanda Heusser, Bryan Heusser, Kyle Heusser, Lori Heusser, and families.
Card of Thanks
The Woytko family would like to extend a warm thanks to all who came and helped with services of James Micheal (Bear) Woytko on Jan. 16, 2016. He will always be loved and sorely missed by all who knew him! A special thanks to the Church, the ladies who prepared the meal, and Bishop Jim Summers for conducting the services.
Sincerely, John (Curly) Woytko and The Woytko Family
January 27, 2016
CHARLES WILLIAM GOFF, SR.
Charles William Goff, Sr., died on Jan. 19, 2016. He was born on Dec. 10, 1921 in Preston, Idaho, to Charles Ivan Goff and Mary Myrtle Ransom. Charles was the last born of nine children– five sisters and three brothers.
Charles married his high school sweetheart, Gloris Georgia Poole, on July 15, 1939, in Paris, Idaho. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Logan Utah LDS Temple on Oct. 8, 1956.
Charles was a member of the U.S Coast Guard and served three years, attending school in New York for training in internal engines and one-and-a-half years aboard the LST 202 in the South Pacific.
Charles was successful in business and civic duties. Charles served as president of the Lion’s Club in Oregon and Idaho. Charles operated several businesses over the years in various states. Throughout life Charles had many opportunities to travel, visiting over 60 countries alongside his wife.
Charles was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held numerous positions within the church including serving as a temple sealer in St. George, Utah, and Mesa, Ariz.; bishop in Olympus Cove, Utah; part of three bishoprics, and 12 years as a 1st counselor.
Charles is survived by his three sons, Gary (Cindy), Charles, Jr. (Nora), Greg (Lynell); numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 30, at 11 a.m., with a viewing from 10-10:45 a.m. at the Corinne 1st Ward LDS Church, 2335 N. 4000 W., Corinne, Utah. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com
DELMON (DELL) JOY GRIFFITHS
Delmon (Dell) Joy Griffiths left this earthly life on Jan. 19, 2016, at the Transitional Care Center in Preston, Idaho, of natural causes. Dell was born in Treasureton, Idaho, on Sept. 27, 1919, to Fredrick and Alice Albertie Griffeth Griffiths. He spent most of his younger years in Treasureton and then following the death of his father when he was in the 8th grade, the family moved to Preston. It was at this time that he dropped out of school to help take care of his mother and siblings.
Dell married his sweetheart, Kathleen Virginia Barfus, in the Logan Utah LDS Temple on June 30, 1947. They lived on a small farm in Dayton where they continued to help his mother and brother while raising their ten children. Kathleen passed away in 1980 and in 1991 Dell married Doris Woodward. Together they served a mission in Las Vegas Nevada LDS Mission. Doris passed away in 1995.
Dell held many various jobs throughout his life; however, his most favorite was riding range for the Malad Cattle Association in Weston Canyon. Dell was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in many different callings throughout his life. Dell loved people. He enjoyed visiting with friends and family above anything else.
Dell is survived by his children, Virginia (Cleon) Housley, Mesa, Ariz.; Dellene (Keene) Rigby, Montpelier, Idaho; Dave (Norma), Bohol, Philippines; Lawana (Ronald) Alexander, Preston, Idaho; Curtis (DeAnn), Logan, Utah; Lynn (Katherine), Dayton, Idaho; Winona (Marty) George, South Weber, Utah; Scott (Jamie), Preston, Idaho; Andrew (Gina), Preston, Idaho; brothers, Zeldon (Dorothy), Ovid, Idaho; and Fred (Joan), Salt Lake City, Utah. Dell has 62 grandchildren and many great- and great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wives, Kathleen and Doris; son, Craig; daughter, Beth; sons-in-law, Ronald Alexander, Keene Rigby; and three grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at 10 a.m. in the Dayton LDS Chapel. A viewing was held on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, and Saturday from 9-9:45 a.m. at the church. Interment was at the Dayton City Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com
January 20, 2016
ALLEN WILLIAM LYON
Allen William Lyon, 89, passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at the Franklin County Traditional Care in Preston, Idaho. He was born Oct. 26, 1926, in Preston, Idaho, to Charles Leonard Lyon and Lula Palmer. He was the second child of six. He attended school in Morgan, Utah, and Bingham, Utah. In 1939, he moved to Treasureton, Idaho, to live with Melvin and Leone Kirby. He finished his grade schooling there. He had completed three years of high school in Preston. On Nov. 30, 1946, he joined the Army, to serve his country, in World War II. After serving for one year, he was honorably discharged because his older brother Melvin was killed in the South Pacific.
He married Wrena Carver on April 30, 1947, in the Salt Lake City Utah LDS Temple. They were blessed with six children: Gwen, Renee, Ross, Peggy, Janet, and Merry. Wrena died on Aug. 16, 1977.
He met and later married Ardell Clegg Merrill on Dec. 8, 1992. They were married at Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, Nev.
Allen loved farming and was a farmer all of his life. He always took great pride in the way his fields and crops looked. He drove the school bus for 24 years for the Preston School District.
He loved to read, play pinochle, hunt, fish and travel; they spent 21 winters in Yuma, Ariz. He had stated that he wished he hadn’t waited until retirement to take up golfing and bowling.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He is survived by his wife, Ardell; children, Ross (DeAnn) Lyon, Peggy (Sherman) Wright, and Janet (Larry) Walters; step-children, R. Demar (Kenda) Merrill, Melody (Brad) Del Torto, and Rahn Merrill. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; and two brothers and two sisters. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wrena; his parents; a brother, Melvin P. Lyon; and a grandson, Allen Ross Lyon.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at noon in the Riverdale-Treasureton LDS Ward in Riverdale, Idaho. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Webb Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:30- 11:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Treasureton Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com
The family expresses sincerest gratitude for the compassionate concern of the caregivers from the Franklin County Transitional Care. Also, the skillful and considerate care of Dr. David Beckstead and the Franklin County Homecare/ Hospice.
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