April 22, 2015
DONNA PHILLIPS CARLSON
Donna Phillips Carlson, 88, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 18, 2015, in North Logan, Utah. Funeral services will be on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at noon in the Richmond Stake Center, 135 W. Main Street in Richmond, Utah. There will be a viewing Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the stake center and from 10-11:30 on Saturday also at the stake center. Interment will be in the Richmond Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com
GERALDINE JONES VON NIEDERHAUSERN
BRIGHAM CITY, UTAH – Geri, 73, was reunited with her eternal companion and love, Robert, on Thursday, April 16, 2015.
Born Aug. 24, 1941, in Preston, Idaho, to Carl Mazier Jones and Beatrice Lillian Hendricks. She graduated from Utah State University with her Bachelor’s degree in home economics. She married Robert David von Niederhausern on June 14, 1965, in the Logan LDS Temple.
Geri is survived by her six children, Heidi of Provo, Utah; Holly (Jordan) of Cedar Hills, Utah; Kiel (Kristi) of Farmington, Utah; Kurt (Megan) of Longmont, Colo.; Boyd (Holly) of Santaquin, Utah; and Christopher of Brigham City, Utah. She is also survived by her 13 grandchildren; one sister, Colleen Martin, Providence, Utah.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert; infant daughter, Hillary; grandson, Eli; father, Carl; mother, Beatrice; and brother, C. Lamar.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Fairview 2nd Ward building, 165 W. 4800 S., Preston, Idaho. A viewing will be held Tuesday, April 21, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. at the Allen Mortuary 420 E. 1800 N., North Logan, Utah, and on Wednesday at the church from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Interment will be held in the Logan City Cemetery.
Condolences and thoughts may be expressed online at www. allenmortuaries.net
Geri was a beautiful, resilient woman of faith and we all have benefited from her example of love, patience and virtue. She was loved and will be missed.
JOANN FRANCIS SPARROW
JoAnn Francis Sparrow, 58, of Linrose, Idaho, was called to a new mission and a joyful reunion with family and friends she has not seen in a long time on April 16, 2015, having fought a long fight against rheumatoid arthritis and a short battle against pulmonary fibrosis.
She was born Nov. 24, 1956, in Twin Falls, Idaho, the daughter of William “Tony” Joseph and Nelda Bradley Francis. She married Marv Sparrow on Oct. 29, 1976, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple and helped to raise their four children in Linrose, Idaho. She was a long-time employee of Pepperidge Farm, Inc., and served in various callings in her LDS ward.
JoAnn will be remembered for her dedication to family, especially her grandchildren. She loved to cook. It was common to have Thanksgiving dinner several times a year. Her apple and pecan pies are a Confectionery delight.
JoAnn loved to quilt. She always had a project going. Her hands were always busy with a project. She is known as “Grandma JoAnn” or “Grandma GO Ann.” Her energy seemed to be endless either working or playing.
JoAnn had a tremendous ability to love others. A love that will live as a legacy to all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, Marv; her daughter, Jennifer Rae (John) Mills; her son, Scott Homer (Paige) Sparrow; her daughter, Karen Renee (Brandon) Rawlings; her son, Charles Lars (Melissa) Sparrow; and 14 grandchildren; two sisters and four brothers, Bill (Pauline) Francis, Priscilla (Vernon) Hoskin, Peter (Diane) Francis, Ina (Byron) Johnson, Kimball (Vickie) Francis, James (Kathleen) Francis. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Paul Bradley Francis.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at noon in the Linrose Ward Chapel in Dayton, Idaho, with Bishop Frank Turnbow conducting. Friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 8th E., Preston, Idaho, and Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Dayton Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary. com
TROY T. WESTERBERG
CHALLIS, IDAHO – Troy Thomas Westerberg, 49, of Challis, Idaho, son of Margaret and Steven Westerberg of Preston, Idaho, passed away suddenly of a heart attack in Idaho Falls, Idaho, on April 14, 2015. He was born on June 24, 1965, in Salt Lake City, Utah. His growing up years were mostly spent in Memphis, Tenn.
He spent most of his adult life in Denver, Colo., which he thought was the greatest place on earth. He worked as an internet technician earlier there and after many years of hard work he pursued a career in pharmacy at the University of Colorado Pharmacy school and received his doctorate degree in pharmacy. He loved his work and felt like he had accomplished his dream. Troy lived abroad for several years and loved it but decided that Denver was his home and missed his friends and family.
Troy was a very loving son, funny, quick-witted and was extremely intelligent. He was very electronically minded and used the knowledge he had for learning many new things. He enjoyed the outdoors, snow skiing, rollerblading and some cycling. He loved taking photos of beautiful scenery or something that was unusual that he could share with others. His biggest enjoyment was coming home after work, relaxing and spending time on the computer.
We all feel blessed to have had Troy in our lives. We learned much from his quirkiness and his sometimes off-the-wall views. This is what we loved about him. He kept us on our toes. We miss him but we know he is at peace and that our Heavenly Father loves him and those who have gone before him are wrapping their arms around him in a great reunion.
He is survived by his parents, Steven and Margaret Westerberg; his sister, Tiffany (Mark) Hancey, of North Logan, Utah; and his brothers, Tyler (Julia) Westerberg, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Travis Westerberg of Pueblo, Colo. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at noon at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E. in Preston. A viewing will be held on Thursday from 10:30- 11:30 a.m. also at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary. com
April 15, 2015
DOROTHY A. OLSON
Dorothy Allen Olson, 96, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 5, 2015, at her home in North Logan, Utah. She was born on Oct. 27, 1918, in Preston, Idaho, to Ray Allen and Freda Larson. She married Reek Bloxham Wakley on Nov. 12, 1935, in Downey, Idaho. They were later divorced. She later married David William Olson on June 28, 1963, in Preston.
Dorothy was an avid gardener and loved having a garden each year. She was a great baker and loved baking rolls. She worked at Snowie’s Cafe in Preston for many years as well as the Sheriff’s department. During World War II her favorite job was to get what sugar she could and make angel food cakes every day and sell them.
She is survived by her children, Ron (Carol) Wakley, of Pleasant Grove, Utah; and her daughter, Helen (George) Kekuna, of Hawaii; her seven grandchildren, Ronald (Elaine) Wakley, Reed (Dina) Wakley, David (Tiffany) Wakley, Denise Kapiko Kekuna, Debra Uilani (Greg) Chun, Betty Ipo (Glenn) Tomisato, and George Keoki Kekuna Jr.; 17 great-grandchildren, Christopher, Eric and Jenna Wakley, Curtis, Cole, and Carter Wakley, and Jaron, Brayden, Bryce, Natalie, and Lindsay Wakley, Billy Kawai (Sarah), John Kai (Marissa), Bernard Kawehi, Brandon Kamana (Jenna) and Skyler Kawekiu; and six great-great-grandchildren, Azalia Kie, Ezra Kalama, Bradley Kamanu, Jacob Kaui, Ezekiel Koi, Bella Kai.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, David; an infant son, Ray; a sister, Elsie; and a brother, Floyd.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015, at 1 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E. in Preston. A visitation will be held on Friday the 17th from 12-12:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com
SUZANNE S. HADLEY
SWAN LAKE, IDAHO – Suzanne Smart Hadley, 62, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed away peacefully on April 8, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. Suzanne was born on Aug. 10, 1952, in Preston, Idaho, the daughter of Marlow and Barbara Smart. Suzanne attended West Side High School where she was involved in many activities and even held the high jump record for many years.
On Sept. 25, 1970, Suzanne married the love of her life, Kent Robert Hadley. They were later sealed in the Logan LDS Temple for time and all eternity. They resided Swan Lake, Idaho, where they ranched and raised their family. Suzanne has worked for Steven Fuller Law offices for the past 25 years as a legal secretary. She loved her work and always had a smile for all those that came in. She made many lifelong friends there and touched many people’s lives.
Suzanne’s sanctuary was being outside taking care of her plants and mowing lawns. Suzanne and Kent made a beautiful campground in Southern Idaho called Gooseberry where they spent many summer days and nights enjoying nature and the fresh mountain air. Suzanne loved music and playing the piano. She loved to be with her family; her grandchildren were her greatest pride. She always prepared games and events for holidays for her grandchildren, and thrived on their smiling faces.
Suzanne was an active church member in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various positions in her ward and stake. She was the Stake Primary president for many years. Her faith and diligence brought many tender mercies in her years of service and trials.
She is survived by her husband, Kent Hadley; two sons, Ryan (Jennifer) Hadley, of Dayton, Idaho; Jared (Jessica) Hadley of Ogden, Utah; and her daughter, Amy (Nick) Wuthrich of Logan, Utah; six grandsons, three granddaughters; her four brothers, Steven (Judy) Smart, Robert (Sheryl) Smart, Carl (Jennifer) Smart, all of Pocatello, Idaho; and Paul (Victoria) Smart, of Preston, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her parents; her father-in-law, Robert Hadley; and niece, Sabrina Smart.
The family would like to thank the Logan Cancer Center, staff, nurses, and Dr. Ben-Jacob for all of their love and care for Suzanne the past nine years. Also family members would like to thank the medical teams and the Huntsman Cancer Center for all the love and care given to Suzanne in her final days. Throughout all the time battling her illness, Suzanne was courageous, patient, humble, giving and loving to everyone as if she had no affliction whatsoever. Her courage, strength and love will always remain as a pillar for her family and friends to lean on when in need.
Funeral services were held on Monday, April 13, 2015, at noon in the Swan Lake LDS Chapel. A viewing was held on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E. in Preston, Idaho, and Monday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the church. Interment was in the Swan Lake Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary. com
April 8, 2015
DOROTHY ALLEN OLSON
Dorothy Allen Olson, 96, passed away April 5, 2015, in North Logan, Utah. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the paper. Arrangements are under the direction of Webb Funeral Home in Preston.
NEAL A. VANORDEN
LEWISTON, UTAH – Neal A. VanOrden, 74, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015, at Logan Regional Hospital in Logan, Utah. He was born on May 18, 1940, to Ervin “Nip” VanOrden and Venna Allen.
Neal loved to farm and kept a garden each year. He was proud of the harvest and often made salsa to share with family and friends. An enthusiastic storyteller, he could be found sharing tales from the local taverns and pool hall to his own front yard where friends and family often gathered to share in the good times, love and laughter.
Neal was raised in Lewiston, Utah, and graduated from North Cache High School. He attended USU for one year after high school. In 1960 he married his first wife, Ronda Jones. They were blessed with four children. Neal and Ronda later divorced and he later married Marjean N. Hirst Nilson. He worked for Cub River Irrigation the last years of his life and spent his spare time enjoying life.
He is survived by his wife, Marjean, of Lewiston; his children, Michael J., Brad D. “Bubba,” Nannette (Yancy) Larsen, and Wayne L. (Leslie) VanOrden, all of Fairview, Idaho; and Ashley V. (Shannon) Chastain, of Corinth, Miss.; 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his step-children, Traci Nilson (Warner Macbeth), Bret Nilson and Jody Nilson; and his sisters, Donna (Rod) Dahle, Diane (Claire) Jorgensen, and Elaine D. Barton. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Sue; and a brother, Allen.
Here’s to your next “HooRah” Dad and we’ll “Keep Smiling” until we see you again.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, April 10, 2015, at 2 p.m. in the Lewiston Cemetery. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, April 8, from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E. in Preston. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com
JERALYN (JERI) HYDE AUSTIN
Jeralyn (Jeri) Hyde Austin of Weston, Idaho, passed away April 3, 2015, at the Portneuf Regional Hospital in Pocatello, Idaho, with her husband, children, their spouses, as well as the oldest grandsons surrounding her. Jeri had fought courageously to neutralize the effects associated with Stage 4 lung cancer and exemplified an unequalled toughness and determination to friends and family right to the end.
Jeri was born Dec. 11, 1938, in Malad, Idaho, to Keith William Hyde and Marjorie Jones. She grew up in and attended grade school in Downey and continued to terrorize teachers with her unrelenting need to socialize while attending Marsh Valley High School.
Jeri married the love of her life, Clair, on May 24, 1957, and their marriage was later solemnized on July 20, 1965, in the Logan LDS Temple when they were sealed for all eternity. She was a supportive wife and mother often tending to their four children alone while Clair was away on construction work. The tremendous struggles Jeri fought with cancer the past several months were fought by Clair as well and only served to strengthen an already forever love.
Pepperidge Farm in Richmond, Utah, was where Jeri worked for 20 plus years, retiring around 1997. She was a machine operator and made lifelong friends while working there.
An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jeri served in many capacities including Primary and Relief Society presidencies as well as having multiple teaching positions. Perhaps her favorite church calling was serving as a temple worker where her associations and experiences brought her great satisfaction. Being retired, Jeri used her free time to fulfill numerous opportunities to serve people in the Weston area. Her service and sense of humor lightened the burdens of many friends and neighbors. Jeri understood the trials she would face in fighting cancer because of her experiences serving others who had fought the same battle.
Jeri loved beautiful gardens (as long as someone else grew them), making afghans, quilts, blankets and crafts. She decorated her home elaborately for Christmas and had many fond memories of Christmas Eve with family. Easter was another favorite holiday with family close by and egg hunts. Jeri’s other favorite holiday was April Fool’s, where family and friends expected “random acts.”
Jeri enjoyed supporting her family in all their endeavors whether it was dancing, singing, wrestling, football, basketball, volleyball, rodeo, camping, whatever it may be. She may not have completely understood some of the rules of these activities, or even opened her eyes to watch, frequently wondering why they would do such things, but she was their biggest fan. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will tell you that when they were participating in an event, it was always more fun and memorable when GG (Great Grandma) was there. Her posterity is grateful to her for her cheerfulness, listening ear and unconditional love.
Jeri was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Clair; children, Randy (Trudy), Weston, Idaho; Rick, Mendon, Utah; Debbie (Gordon) Talbot, Preston, Idaho; Shawn (Wendy), Preston, Idaho; 23 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Maxine Nielsen, Richland, Wash.; and Josie Thomas, Malad, Idaho.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to the medical teams at the Logan Huntsman Cancer Center, Franklin County Medical Center, and Portneuf Regional Hospital. They would like to convey a special thanks to fellow Marsh Valley High alum and nurse, Abby Gamble, for her compassion and kindness in Jeri’s final hours.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at noon at the Weston LDS Church with Bishop Scott White presiding and Randy Austin conducting. A viewing was held on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E. in Preston, Idaho, and Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the church. Interment was in the Weston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com
VAUNDA O. RALLISON
Vaunda O. Rallison passed away peacefully, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, surrounded by her family. Vaunda was born on Feb. 11, 1938, in Franklin, Idaho, to Mildred and Douglas Oliverson. She spent her childhood playing and riding horses in the mountains above Franklin with her two older brothers, Glenn and LuZon Oliverson. She got pretty good at riding horses and later was crowned That Famous Preston Night Rodeo Queen in 1955. Vaunda spent many a happy afternoon riding with her children and many other friends on horseback to explore new mountain trails or river valleys, Vaunda was always at the head of the pack when it came to having fun in the outdoors.
Vaunda married Orval Rallison, “The most Handsome Football Player at USU,” in July of 1957. They lived in Logan while Orval finished his degree in engineering. After graduation they packed up their 1956 Chevy with their new baby girl, Susan, and headed off on an adventure that took them to Missoula, Mont.; Boise, Idaho; and finally in 1969, settling in Franklin, Idaho. By this time they had added two toe-headed boys, David and Douglas, and another daughter, Rozanne, to make their family complete.
After all the kids were out of the house, Vaunda and Orval found they enjoyed snowmobiling and riding their four-wheelers in the mountains with a special group of friends. They would load up and head to the hills every chance they got.
Orval and Vaunda were able to serve an LDS Mission to Oakland, Calif., and Martins Cove, Wyo. They served as ordinance workers in the Logan LDS Temple. Orval passed away in March of 2010 from leukemia. They are together again now, happily exploring all their “Mountains and Valleys” forever.
Vaunda was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Glenn and Dennis Oliverson; two grandsons, Jason and Justin Rallison; and her dear companion, Orval James Rallison. They leave a legacy of four children, Susan (Reed) Hart, Preston, Idaho; David (Sherry) Rallison, Franklin; Douglas (Sherrie), Franklin; and Rozanne (Rod) Ashby, Garland, Utah. They have 20 wonderful grandchildren who have blessed them with 17 beautiful great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Monday, April 6, 2015, at noon in the Franklin LDS Stake Center. A viewing was held Sunday, April 5, 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 stake center. Interment was in the Franklin Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com
April 1, 2015
FRANK HAYDEN CARLTON
Frank Hayden Carlton, Certified Public Accountant, died March 28, 2015. He was born on Jan. 19, 1921, in Worcester, Mass., where he attended the same schools as his mother and grandmother. His advanced education included the Rochester Institute of Technology in upstate New York and the University of Utah. During WWII, he served in the US Army Air Force as Director of Visual Education with the 3rd Air Force base at Tinker Field, Okla., which included serving 26 satellite bases in the southwest. He was honorably discharged at Camp Kearns, Utah.
He married Marion Dame (later deceased) of Ogden, Utah. Together they had four children. Lee Hayden (Barbara) Carlton, Richard Nicholas (deceased) (Connie) Carlton of Kansas, Linda Weiner and Sharon Graser.
He married Judith Bowman (later deceased) of Salt Lake City, Utah. Together they had two children, Janet Hickok and Nancy (Dan) DeMarco.
Mr. Carlton served sixteen years as Utah State Director of the National Society of Public Accountants. He served as Governor of District X representing Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah. The respect of his peers and his professional knowledge led him to Washington D.C., where representing the NSPA, he testified in Congress before the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Tax Writing Committee. His comments on various tax matters have been sought and quoted in many publications including USA Today, etc. Mr. Carlton’s distinguished service to his profession also includes serving forty-eight years as Director of the Mountain States Tax Conference for Tax Practitioners, always featuring nationally known speakers.
He spent many happy years enjoying his cabin in Fish Haven, Idaho. For over fifty years Mr. Carlton traveled extensively in Wyoming, Idaho and Utah, dedicated to serving his many clients. He valued the friendships that developed over so many years. He worked tirelessly for his friends and the family he loved. Frank, an exceptional man, lived an exceptional life, a life well lived, a life fully lived…
He is survived by the love of his life, Louise Millward of Salt Lake City, Utah; his sister, Gretchen Swett of Florida; his five children; grandchildren; and great grandchildren. Proceeded in death by one son.
Please join us to celebrate Frank’s life on Thursday, April 2, from 6-8 p.m. at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 S. 900 E., Salt Lake City. Complimentary valet parking will be provided on the north side of the building. Graveside services will be held on Friday, April 3, at 1 p.m. at Salt Lake City Cemetery, 4th Ave and “N” Street, Salt Lake City.
We would like to thank his nurse, Ashley Hickman, and all of his aides for the excellent care he received. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.starksfuneral.com
VILMA B. CASTILLO
Vilma B. Castillo, loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away at her home in Franklin, Idaho, on March 26, 2015, surrounded by her eternal companion, her children, and family, after a valiant battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 10, 1949, in Laredo, Texas, to Miguel Angel and Petra Garza Rocha Buruato. Family was her focus and passion. She loved celebrating holidays and birthdays with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, often surprising them with heartfelt gifts. She loved traveling to her home in Texas to visit her family whom she remained very close to.
Vilma met the love of her life, Val, 46 years ago at a dance in Brigham City, Utah. She often told the story of how they met, and how after he asked her to dance, he held onto her hand so that no one else could dance with her. They were married and sealed in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple, and made their home in Franklin, Idaho. They remain forever sweethearts.
Vilma loved supporting her children and grandchildren in their activities and took great pride in their accomplishments. One of her biggest passions was to encourage her children to love and participate in the arts community. She, along with her husband, contributed time and means to support several organizations, including Cache Valley Civic Ballet, Dance West, Utah Festival Opera and Opera Idaho.
She served in the Relief Society presidency of the Franklin Stake LDS Spanish Branch for many years and had a strong influence on those she served. Her testimony and faith gave her strength and courage to return to our Father in Heaven.
Vilma had many friends whom she loved very dearly, including co-workers and their families at Ritewood Eggs in Franklin. Her pleasing smile and loving nature made it easy to become her friend. She will be greatly missed by many.
She is survived by her husband, Valdemar Castillo Jr. of Franklin; one daughter and three sons, Vannessa Aimee (Perry) Holton of Franklin; Valdemar B. (Olga) Castillo III of Eden, Utah; Victor Orlando Castillo of Salt Lake City, Utah; Vincent Edward (Charity) Castillo of Franklin; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and five brothers and four sisters, Sergio Buruato, Miguel Angel (Marta) Buruato, Corando (Thelma) Buruato, Thelma (Jose R.) Bravo, Leticia (Eliseo) Rosas, Ramiro (Irma) Buruato, Petra (Juan) Benavides, Ismael (Irma) Buruato, and Sylvia Buruato all of Laredo, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents and by two brothers, Lauro and Ramon Buruato.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Noon in the Franklin Stake Center, 106 E. Main, Franklin, Idaho, with Bishop Denton Harris conducting. Friends called Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E., Preston, Idaho, and Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the stake center. Interment will be in the Franklin Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com
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