March 25, 2015
PARMER BENNETT KELLER
Parmer Bennett Keller, 94, passed away on March 21, 2015, at the Heritage Home in Preston, Idaho. He was born Jan. 19, 1921, in Mink Creek, Idaho, the son of Emanuel Christopher and Mildred Bennett Keller.
He married Dorothy Jean Tillotson on Aug. 14, 1942, in Driggs, Idaho. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He was inducted into the Army on Aug. 20, 1942, just days after he married his lovely bride, Dorothy. He was a staff sergeant and headed the Military Bomber Training Range at Davis-Monthan Field in Tucson, Ariz. Parm was a decorated member of the military receiving the Medal of Good Conduct, American Theatre Ribbon and World War II Victory Medal. His military career ended Nov. 24, 1945, when he then returned home to his family.
Parmer was a hard worker, he spent time in the AnaConda Mine in Soda Springs hauling ore and he worked many years as a crude oil broker and as a long haul truck driver for many years and for many different businesses. He owned a Texaco gas station on four corners in Bountiful, Utah, where his boys worked for him. He had the cleanest station in town! Parm was an avid hunter and loved to fly fish. He and his boys took many trips hunting together. He loved the outdoors– camping and fishing with his family. He had many, many wonderful, loyal friends throughout the years. His laughter, quick wit and outgoing personality will truly be missed by all.
He is survived by five sons and one daughter, Charles Richard (Carol Ann) Keller of Ogden, Utah; Michael Ray (Pamela) Keller of Menifee, Calif.; David Wells Keller of Franklin, Idaho; Steven (Rebecca Ann) Keller of Farmington, Utah; Laura Keller of Salt Lake City, Utah; Robert Dean (Diane) Keller of North Salt Lake City, Utah; by 26 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; by a sister, Aletha Parrish of North Salt Lake City, Utah; and by a brother, Vernon Keller of Mink Creek, Idaho. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; by a son, Ralph T. Keller; by a daughter-in-law, Nancy Keller; and by seven brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2015, at noon at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E., Preston, Idaho. Friends may call Saturday from 11-11:45 a.m. at Webb Funeral Home. Military rites and interment will be in the Mink Creek Idaho Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com Love you Dad!
H. REED FELLOWS
H. Reed Fellows, aged 79 years, left this earth to return to his home in Heaven on March 19, 2015, from complications related to heart disease. Reed was born on Jan. 10, 1936, and raised in Preston, Idaho, by Verl Roper and Hilva Olson Fellows.
After experiencing many adventures growing up in Preston and graduating from Preston High School, Reed joined the U.S. Navy in December 1958. In 1962, while on leave from his U.S. Navy service, Reed met Marlene Haslam, from Dayton, Idaho, at the Corner Café in Preston. Reed asked Marlene to go with him to a movie in Logan, Utah; two weeks later, on Dec. 7, 1962, they were married! Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple. Reed and Marlene went on a honeymoon to Hawaii and ended up being stationed there for 18 months. They also lived in Seattle, Wash., when Reed was stationed on an icebreaker in the North and South Poles. The last place Reed and Marlene lived before moving back to Preston was Virginia Beach, Va. After traveling the country with Reed, Marlene settled in Preston in 1971, while Reed continued to tour the world until he retired from the U.S. Navy in April 1974. Following his U.S. Navy retirement, Reed was employed at Presto Products in Lewiston, Utah, as an electrician until his retirement in 1999.
Family was one of Reed’s greatest treasures. He and Marlene raised five children, who were so very important to him. Reed always wanted the best for his children, and tried to help and encourage them throughout his life. He enjoyed telling people about his children, their accomplishments, and sharing how proud he was of them. In more recent years, Reed experienced much joy from spending time with his grandchildren. Reed always looked forward to being with his children and grandchildren or even just receiving a phone call from them; it was one of the simplest ways to make him happy. His family will miss him immensely; we wish we could have one more moment to spend with him to say goodbye.
Reed was an avid fisherman throughout his life and tied fishing flies as a hobby for many years. He reveled in spending time on the water to fish and bringing friends and family to join him. He was sure to be found fishing several times each week during every season of the year until his health prevented him from doing so. He enjoyed being with people, was a good and caring friend, and had a great sense of humor. Reed’s humor and joking will be one of the things we will miss most about him.
Reed was preceded in death by his parents, Verl and Hilva Fellows; his father- and mother-in-law, David and Myrna Haslam; and his brother and sister-in-law, Don and Esther Fellows. He is survived by his five children, David (Kaylene) Fellows, Orofino, Idaho; Tim (Teresa) Fellows, Preston; Ron (Jamie) Fellows, Logan, Utah; Suzanne Fellows, Logan, Utah; and Carol (John) Kirkpatrick, Pocatello, Idaho. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Geneva Fellows, Las Vegas, Nev.; his brothers and sister-in-laws, Lloyd and Delores Haslam, Crow Heart, Wyo.; Bob and Shirley Haslam, Tooele, Utah; and Carl and Kathy Haslam, Thatcher, Idaho; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
During the funeral, Reed’s family will have time for friends and family to share their memories of Reed to celebrate his life and express what he meant to them. We want to hear your stories so we have the memories to keep with us. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015, at 12 p.m., in the Preston Third Ward Chapel, 155 N. 2nd W., Preston, with Bishop Ron Smellie conducting. Friends may call Thursday, March 26, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E., Preston, and Friday, March 27, 2015, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Dayton Idaho Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, or another charity of your choice in Reed’s name. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com
March 18, 2015
FLOYD LINDSEY TRACY
Floyd Lindsey Tracy, 99, saddled his horse and rode on out, early Tuesday morning. He was born July 25, 1915, to Charles Benjamin Tracy and Celestia Chadwick in Yost, Utah, and was the youngest of 12 children. He is survived by his two children, Stuart (Vickie) and Doug, from his first marriage to Roberta Rasmussen, whom he later divorced. Floyd then moved to Brigham City, Utah, where he met and married Vilda Young Bartchi from Providence, Utah, where they made their home. They were later sealed in the Logan LDS Temple. Her surviving children are Janis, Brent and Julia. After Vilda passed away, Floyd moved to Preston, Idaho, where he met and married Floris Chadwick Purser. Her surviving children are Allen (Vicki), Irene (Ross), Nancy (Darwin), Dennis (Donalene), DeAnn (Curtis), Peggy (Kevin, deceased), Patti (Brent), Dixie (Clark) and Paul.
Floyd was preceded in death by both his parents, and all his brothers and sisters, Horace, Olive, Malinda, Abraham (Abe), Henry, Elsie, Lawerence, Josie, Lillian, Delia, and Sarah.
Floyd was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved helping his neighbors. He was a faithful home teacher and went to the temple often. He was always smiling and laughing. Floyd loved to dance and he loved the outdoors. He spent a lot of time with his family and friends camping, riding horses, four-wheeling, snowmobiling and water skiing. Floyd liked to be busy and was always fixing something or working on a project around the house. There is not enough room in this column to sum up a life of nearly 100 years and all the people whose lives have been blessed because of Floyd, just know that they are many and he will be missed by us all.
Funeral services were held at 12 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2015, in the Preston South Stake Center, 55 E. 100 S. in Preston. A viewing was held on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the stake center and prior to the services on Friday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Interment was in the Providence City Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Allen-Hall Mortuary. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenmortuaries. net
MICHAEL BARRETT STEADMAN
On Friday, March 13, 2015, Michael Barrett Steadman was returned to the arms of his Heavenly Father. He was met there by his father, Barrett, and his mother, Iyla Jean, whom we can safely assume proceeded to make him as comfortable as possible and fix him something to eat.
He was born June 6, 1962, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He grew up in Preston, Idaho, where many still call him by the unfortunate nickname “Freck.” He later attended Utah State University where he met his lifelong sweetheart, Diane Reynolds. They were married Sept. 20, 1986, and had two flawless daughters. He took on the family trade in cattle with his father and continued in it for life. Mike will always be remembered for his tender heart, his propensity for B.S., his body-shaking laugh and giving more of himself than was asked.
He is survived by his wife, Diane; his sisters, Tomie (Craig) Brown, Janene (Brad) Curtis and Kathy Steadman; his beloved cousin, Lynette (Lynn) Parker; and family and by his daughters, Loo Jean Steadman and Megan (Reid) Wilkinson; with his first grandchild on the way. We all look forward to another bear hug from him when we meet again.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at noon in the Cove LDS Church with Bishop Todd Hougaard conducting. Friends called Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E., Preston, and Wednesday from 10:30- 11:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Preston Idaho Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com
LEEANN F. BURNETT
LeeAnn Fryar Burnett, 59, passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. LeeAnn was born on May 29, 1955, to Allen and Nadine Fryar in Preston, Idaho. Two years later she was blessed to have a younger brother David Fryar.
LeeAnn spent the first 12 years of her life with her family in Murray, Utah. She grew up being involved in neighborhood plays with all of her friends. She loved to sing and dance. She loved to come visit her Grandma Fryar in Preston and get into her jewelry box and play dress up. She played “dress ups” the rest of her life. Her family moved to Preston in 1968 where she would finish her schooling at Preston High School. She was active in student council and served as social vice-president her senior year. During her senior year she was engaged to her sweetheart, Carl Burnett, and they were married on July 21, 1972. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Dustin, Ryan and Lindsay. LeeAnn enjoyed many activities with family and friends such as boating, camping, Christmas parties, sporting events, dance and music recitals and being the life of the party.
LeeAnn loved to serve and socialize with others and this was demonstrated through her many years of employment at Franklin County Nursing Home, Sprouse Reitz, Ransoms Country Store, and loved her time spent as a Phi-Del advisor. She loved people and supporting family members in all their activities. She will be remembered by her loud cheers, whistles and the ultimate siren.
In recent years she has enjoyed supporting her husband in his passion of horse racing. This last year she got her dream car, a black convertible mustang. Enjoying many hours with the top down enjoying the stars and the fresh air.
She loved her Heavenly Father and depended on him for strength and comfort. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in different callings throughout her life.
LeeAnn is survived by her husband, Carl; three children, Dustin (Tina) Burnett, Ryan (Angie) Burnett, and Lindsay. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild and a brother, David (Tina) Fryar. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services were held on Monday, March 16, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Whitney 1st Ward LDS Chapel, 1410 S. 1600 E. 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 9:30- 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment was in the Whitney Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com
J. BRYCE JENSEN
FAIRVIEW, IDAHO – Jay Bryce Jensen, 83, passed away surrounded by family on Monday, March 9, 2015, at the Heritage Home in Preston, Idaho. He was born on April 13, 1931, in Weston, Idaho, to John Virgil and Elly Jacobsen Jensen. He grew up working on the family farm, milking cows and tending the fields. He participated in boxing during high school and graduated from Preston High.
He married Helen Bodily on June 2, 1950, in the Logan LDS Temple. They raised four children and taught them the same standards and ethics he was taught by his parents. He loved all of his family. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served faithfully as Bishop, Stake President and a home teacher. He has always possessed a strong testimony of the Gospel.
Bryce owned an airplane and loved to fly and take people up in the plane for rides. He was a member of the Preston School Board. He was a member of the Franklin County Grain Growers, and the Preston/ Whitney Water Company, as well as Farmers Grain Co-op. Bryce has always been respected in the community and was known for his honesty and integrity. He will be missed by all.
He is survived by his four children, Bradley (Christine) Jensen, of Preston; Janis (Brent) Hall, of Layton, Utah; Kathryn (David) Brinton, of South Jordan, Utah; and Brian (Daphne) Jensen, of Fairview, Idaho; he is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Floyd Jensen of Fairview; and a sister, Faye (Ron) Bell, of Smithfield, Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helen; and a brother, Earl.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Fairview Second Ward Chapel, 165 W. 4800 S. in Preston. A viewing was held on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the church and Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. also at the church. Interment was in the Fairview Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary. com
The family would like to thank the Heritage Home and Access Hospice for the kind and loving care given to Bryce. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the LDS Church missionary fund.
March 11, 2015
JAY BRYCE JENSEN
FAIRVIEW, IDAHO – Jay Bryce Jensen, 83, passed away March 9, 2015, at the Heritage Home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2015, in the Fairview Second Ward Chapel with Bishop Jon Griffeth conducting. Friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the church in Fairview and Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. also at the church. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com
LARRY E. HONE
Larry E. Hone, 74, of Sacramento, Calif., a native of Preston, passed away March 9, 2015. Larry was born Nov. 18, 1940, to Holley Eugene and Fanny (Early) Hone in Preston, Idaho. He graduated from Preston High School in 1959, and from Utah State University in 1964.
Larry was a loving, patient, and caring husband, father, school-teacher, and tax preparer. He enjoyed a life of service in the LDS church as Bishop, bishop’s counselor, high councilor, and youth leader- the calling he truly loved best. He was a loving influence to all who knew him. An avid water-skier all of his life, he freely shared his passion with others, teaching hundreds to water-ski. He was a master showman on the water as a trick-skier and wake-skater until the end of his life.
Larry is preceded in death by his wife and sweetheart, Sharen Rawlings Hone; by his parents; his brothers, William, Jerry, Cleon; and his sister, Doris (Dale) Leatham. Larry is survived by his children, Sheri (Jeffrey) Nothelphim, Jeff (Becki) Hone, Kimber Hone, Kalvan (Miki) Hone, Kelton (Zeba) Hone; his 18 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Keith Hone.
Funeral services will be Saturday, March 14, at 11 a.m. in the Preston LDS North Stake Center, 310 N. State Street, Preston. A viewing will be held 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 follow at the Preston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 21, 11 a.m. at the LDS chapel on 6450 Walerga Road, North Highlands, Calif., 95660.
GORDON B JENSEN
Gordon B Jensen, 76, passed away on March 2, 2015, at his home in Preston. He is at peace. He was born March 21, 1938, in Preston, the son of Bernard and Barbara Corbridge Jensen. He had a happy childhood and was very loved by many aunts, uncles and cousins. He loved his school years and did well. He was an all-star athlete at Preston High School in 1956. He served an LDS Mission in Denmark. It was one of his fondest memories.
He served on the Idaho State Police for two years and earned many trophies for becoming a sharp shooter. He was a truck driver for many years working for others and owning his own milk truck. He loved his old motorhome and enjoyed spending time up North Canyon with good friends and family.
He married Evelyn Jessop on Jan. 19, 1990. With their blended family there were five boys and five girls. There are now 32 grandchildren, with one more due in two months, and 18 great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; children, Brett (Janene) Jensen, Kurt Jensen, Jodi (Ed) Louder, Kelly (Taralie) Jensen, Lori (Jim) Nielsen, Holly (Aaron) Gough, Alan Bindrup, Cindy (Steve) Allison, Debi (Dale) Carlson; by a brother, Rickie Jensen; and by many dear friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by a son, Tony Stevens; and by his parents.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at noon in the Preston South Stake Center, 55 E. 1st S., Preston, with Bishop Paul Smart conducting. Friends called Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 8th E., Preston, and Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the stake center. Interment was in the Preston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com
March 4, 2015
GORDON B. JENSEN
Gordon B. Jensen, 76, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, March 2, 2015, in Preston. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the paper. Arrangements are under the direction of Webb Funeral Home.
RYAN DEAN BINGHAM
Ryan Dean Bingham, 39, passed away suddenly on Feb. 25, 2015. Ryan was born June 30, 1975, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Paul Dean Bingham and Linda Kay Price. He was raised in Weston, Idaho, with his brothers, Ken, Greg, Dale, Gary, Brett; and sisters, Tami and Heather.
He graduated from West Side High School and LDS Seminary in 1994. Ryan was an Eagle Scout and was able to go to Valley Forge on a National Jamboree. He advanced his training at Bridgerland Applied Technology Center. He served an honorable mission in the Oklahoma City Oklahoma LDS Mission. He loved the people in that area and gained a strong testimony of prayer.
He met the love of his life, Marcy Law, and they were married in the Logan Utah LDS Temple on Aug. 29, 1998.
Ryan was hired by several companies throughout his working years. He enjoyed learning new things and loved working hard. It was important to Ryan that he was honest, loyal, and gave his best to his employers. With each position he held he gained growth and respect from his employers. He was always willing to help those around him. He was quiet, but very friendly and made friends easily.
Ryan valued his membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He accepted many callings. Ryan was admired by the youth and knew how to have fun. He loved the outdoors and had a passion for snowmobiling. He just lived for the first snowfall and never complained about the cold. Ryan also enjoyed participating in athletics.
Ryan and Marcy were blessed with three beautiful children, whom he loved and adored. Ella, Demi, and Lawson felt the same about their Daddy!
Ryan is survived by his wife, Marcy; children, Ella, Demi, and Lawson; parents, Paul and Linda Bingham; siblings, Ken (April) Bingham and Greg (Marci) Bingham of Weston, Idaho; Tami (Aaron) Oyler of Provo, Utah; Dale (Alise) Bingham and Gary (Tiffani) Bingham of Weston, Idaho; Brett (Michelle) Bingham of Royal Beach, Fla.; and Heather (Jordan) Lott of Kimberly, Idaho. Ryan was preceded in death by grandparents, Dean and Norine Bingham, Dale Price; and father-in-law, Allen Law.
We will miss him deeply and can’t wait to see him again!
Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Monday, March 2, 2015, at the Cornish/ Trenton LDS Church, 1200 N. 400 W., Trenton, Utah, with a viewing from 10:30-11:30 a.m. A viewing was also held from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, at Webb Mortuary, 1005 S. 800 E., Preston. Interment was in the Dayton Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary. com
In lieu of flowers donations can be made through Lewiston State Bank or Webb Mortuary.
H. WALTER KNAPP JR.
H. Walter Knapp Jr., 78, returned to his Heavenly Father late Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, surrounded by his family at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho. Walter was born Jan. 30, 1937, at his home in Cub River, Idaho, the son of Harry W. and Cora Roxy Porter Knapp. He was the sixth of nine children in the happy and loving family with two brothers and six sisters, Kenneth (Charlene) Knapp, Howard Knapp, Adra (Thayne) Harris, Cora Louise (Owen) Parkinson, Evelyn (Kwen) Griffeth, Marjorie (Bruce) Hobbs, LaPreal (Thomas) Ware, and Coleen (Bruce) McCammon.
Walter grew up on the family farm he would eventually claim as his own. He attended his early years of school in Mapleton, and then moved on to the Franklin school before graduating from Preston High School. He was active in football and basketball, but thrived in FFA, serving in the chapter’s leadership for two years and then became the organization’s president.
After graduation, Walter worked as a bus driver, worked construction on Preston High, worked at Franklin Co. Sugar Factory, but farming was his passion. He met and married his eternal sweetheart Sharon Shumway of Treasureton, Idaho. Together they raised 11 children on their family farm, Blair (Verlene) Knapp, Dewayne Knapp, Karla (Bryce) Green, Marlene (Sid) Jensen, Darlene (Troy) Wing, Carol (Layne) Bingham, Eldon Knapp, Margret (Kurt) Iverson, Brent (Bridgett) Knapp, Natalie (Terry) Hansen, and Kyle (Marie) Knapp. These wonderful parents now have 41 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Walter was an active member in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in three Bishoprics, on the stake High Council, then as a Bishop, and for six years as a temple worker in the Logan Utah LDS Temple.
His favorite hobbies were hunting, fishing, growing a garden, attending sporting events, telling stories, and organizing and hosting community, church, family, and school reunions. Walter was never successful at keeping his grandchildren from grabbing his first ripe tomato of the harvest. He enjoyed catching a grandchild in his garden, yet nobody ever left without several grocery sacks of produce.
He was a very supportive parent. Rarely did any of his children play in a ball game that he was not in attendance. He loved Preston athletics and even recently could be found walking his pre-game laps before the game would tip-off.
Walter Knapp’s cabin is notorious for hosting family reunions, girl’s camps, ward parties, business socials, family nights, and school class reunions. If the cabin was full of people, then Walter was grinning with joy.
Although his friends and family will miss him dearly, we know he has gone to a happy reunion with family and friends. Walter is survived by his wife, Sharon; two sisters, Marjorie Hobbs and Coleen McCammon; ten of his 11 children; and 40 of 41 grandchildren. Walter was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Cora Knapp; brothers, Howard and Kenneth; sisters, Adra Harris, Louise Parkinson, Evelyn Griffeth, and LaPreal Ware.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at the Mapleton LDS Church. A viewing was held from 6-8 p.m. Monday evening at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E., Preston and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Mapleton Church. Burial was in the Mapleton Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary. com
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