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Obituaries | Preston Citizen


September 16, 2014

September 17, 2017



Sept. 14, 1930 - Sept. 8, 2014

Dell T. Waddoups returned home to our Heavenly Father on Sept. 8, 2014. Dell was born to William Lioneld and Cora Isabell Burrup in Downey, Idaho. Dell attended Preston High School in Preston. He married his high school sweetheart, Marilyn Page Waddoups in the Logan LDS Temple on Oct. 4, 1950. They lived and raised their family in Logan, Utah; Idaho Falls, Idaho (1956); Layton, Utah (1962); Burley, Idaho (1964); Bountiful, Utah (1974); and finally Centerville, Utah.

Dell was a devoted caregiver for our mother until her passing June 30, 2014. He was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He touched us all with his devotion and kindness. He spent his life taking care of his family and tending his garden. We will miss his unwavering testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and dedication to his many church callings, including scouting and Bishop of the Burley, Idaho 8th ward. Dell served in the armed forces during the Korean War.

Dell is survived by his children, Deleene (Walt) Kondrick, Randy Waddoups, Tammy (Scott) Myers, Thad Waddoups; 21 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Wayne (Marilyn), Thomas Jeddie (Zella); sister, Florence; and sister-in-law, Evelyn (Lewis). Preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Page Waddoups; infant son, Dell Page; his parents; and many siblings.

A viewing and memorial service for family and friends was held on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Centerville, Utah. Interment was at Preston cemetery at 3 p.m. that day.



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Richard Alder left this earth and returned home Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. His big, loving heart finally wore out after 82 years of love and service. Richard was born in Whitney, Idaho, on June 3, 1932, to Lewis and Norine (Sears) Alder.

Richard spent his childhood in Idaho, raised on a family farm. He graduated from Preston High in 1950 where he was an avid boxer. Richard was known as “Older Elder Alder” before he served a LDS mission in the Western States territory. He attended college and toured Europe. Always an entrepreneur, Richard helped fund his foreign travels by selling beans he had planted on the farm. He later attended BYU and served in the Army.

He met his love, Jacqueline, married her shortly after in the Logan LDS Temple in 1959. Three days later they packed all they had in a very small trailer and embarked on a new life together in Northern California to start a business, Red Wing Shoes. This eventually developed into Alder’s Big and Tall and Alder’s Wide Shoes, which he ran successfully for over 40 years with locations in California, Idaho and Utah. They settled in Oakland, Calif., where they raised their four children. Richard served as Branch President and also served two times as Bishop in this area. He enjoyed his last years serving as a greeter in the Oakland LDS Temple where many looked forward to seeing his friendly smile as they attended.

His heart was the best part about him and the part he was most generous with. The world had no strangers to Richard, only friends yet to be made! He was able to warm up the coldest of shoulders, clear up the saddest of tears and bring joy and laughter to everyone around him. His genuine warm hugs will be missed the most. His corny jokes will be missed as well… “Do you know why bicycles fall over?” Richard’s greatest joy was his grandchildren!

Richard is survived by Jacqueline, his wife of 55 years; their four children, Brett Alder, Wendy Alder, Kip (Cindy) Alder and Jodi (James) Jones; their 14 grandchildren, Christie (Jeff) Sendbo, Michelle, Zack, Devin, Trevor, Amy, Kinsey, Austin, Justin, Kyle, Jenna, Ty, Trina, and Journi; and one great-grandchild, Kylie. Richard is also survived by his sister, Joan (Larry) Dahle; brothers, Doug (Jean) Alder, Charlie (Carol) Alder, and Kevin (Nancy) Alder.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at the Oakland LDS Chapel at 11 a.m. He will later be laid to rest in the Bountiful City Cemetery, Utah. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com




TREASURETON – Eddy Allen Perry passed away on Sept. 8, 2014, at the age of 52. He was born on Jan. 22, 1962, in Preston, to DeRalph and Eunice Dunkley Perry. He was the youngest of five children.

Eddy grew up on the family farm in Treasureton where he had many fond memories of helping his father feed the cattle, taking care of his dog, hunting and exploring the hills and riding his bike. He attended elementary and secondary schools in Preston and graduated from high school in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He married his high school sweetheart, Sheryl Goodson, from Coeur d’Alene. They were married on April 18, 1980.

Ed and Sheri made their home in Treasureton where they raised their two children, Nicole and Justin. Ed retired from Presto Products after 25 years of employment. Following retirement, he worked for Treasure Canyon, Preston School District and Caribou County.

Ed loved his family and friends. He enjoyed working in the outdoors and enjoyed restoring antique farm tractors. He also liked learning about genealogy and family histories.

Ed is survived by his wife, Sheryl, and their two children, Nicole (Ricky) Theurer, of Preston, and Justin (Trisha) Perry, of Treasureton; and four loving grandchildren, Shaelynn, Dylan, Carter, and Tenley, who are going to miss him dearly. He is also survived by two brothers, Reed (Wendy) Perry, Brent (Christine) Perry; and his sister, DeeAnne (Vern) Scott. He was preceded in death by his parents, and by a brother, Richard, of Spokane, Wash.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at noon in the Riverdale Second Ward LDS Chapel. A viewing was held on Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Riverdale LDS Church. Interment was in the Whitney Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Webb Funeral Home in Preston. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com




Velna Hendrickson Swann, 83, passed away on Sept. 12, 2014, at the Franklin County Transitional Care Unit in Preston. She was born May 7, 1931, in Drummond, Idaho, the first child and only daughter of F. Leroy and Pearl Covert Hendrickson. When Velna was six years old, the family moved to Cleveland, Idaho. She attended school in Cleveland and graduated from the eighth grade in 1945. She attended Grace High School for two years. The family then moved to Preston and she attended Preston High School.

Velna met Aldin Swann in the summer of 1946. They were married in the Logan LDS Temple on June 2, 1948. They are the parents of five daughters.

Velna and Al enjoyed square dancing. They attended the Knothead Jamboree at Old Faithful and in West Yellowstone for many years. She enjoyed nature and going camping with her family. She also enjoyed rides in the canyon to see the fall colors and watching sunsets and rainbows. Velna also made quilts and then held “quilt-pickin” parties for her children and grandchildren.

She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in the Primary, Young Women and Relief Society organizations. She also did genealogy work and for the past 27 years served in the extraction/ indexing program. She also enjoyed attending the temple.

Velna was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; by a brother, Ralph Hendrickson; by a son-in-law, Jeff Allred; and by one grandson. She is survived by her daughters, Vicki Swann of Pocatello, Idaho; Barbara (Reed) Snyder of Preston; Dorthea (Peter) Lawson of Superior, Wisc.; Mary Ellen Allred of Preston; and Kaylene (Mark W.) Owen of Preston; by 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; by a brother, F. Lee (Maurine) Hendrickson of Preston; by two sisters-in-law, Virginia Hendrickson of Idaho Falls, Idaho; and Gwen Swann of Jerome, Idaho; and by a brother-in-law, Wayne Swann of Preston.

We wish to thank Dr. David Beckstead and staff, the staff at the Franklin County Medical Center and FCMC Hospice and the staff at the Franklin County Transitional Care Unit for the loving care they extended to Mother.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Preston North Stake Center, 310 N. State, Preston, with Bishop Craig Thomas conducting. Friends may call Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E., Preston and Friday from 9:30- 10:30 a.m. at the stake center. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com


September 10, 2014



Dav Frew, 82, passed away on Sept. 2, 2014, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Hyde Park, Utah. He was born Jan. 23, 1932, in Preston, the son of Carl Frew.

He served his country in the Army during the Korean War. He was one of the last “True Cowboys.” He was able to live his life on his terms on his ranch doing what he loved.

He is survived by a daughter, Soral Frew; a son, Reb Frew; a grandson, Alisdair Frew; and by a sister, Carlene Frew, all of Preston.

Memorial services were held at noon on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E., Preston. Friends and family shared memories at the memorial service. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com




Venda H. Beckstead, 83, of Evanston, Wyo., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.

She was born on Feb. 1, 1931, in Dayton, Idaho, the daughter of Ephriam LeRoy and Edna Claussen Hulse.

Venda married Terrell LeRoy Beckstead on Sept. 17, 1952, in Dayton, Idaho. He passed away on Aug. 4, 1995.

She lived in Preston for 14 years then moved to Grace, Idaho, where she lived until 2007 when she moved to Evanston, Wyo.

She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was active in the Relief Society.

Venda and her husband owned and operated the Blue Bell Restaurant in Grace, Idaho, for 18 years with her family.

She loved to quilt and loved to play games at the Senior Center in Evanston.

She is survived by one son and two daughters, Kenneth LeRoy and Lori Beckstead of Pocatello, Idaho, Kathrynn and Mike Elardi of Evanston, Wyo., and Crystal and Jake Shawcroft of Grace, Idaho. She is also survived by five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Phyllis Rasmussen, of Nibley, Utah. She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Cindy Beckstead; four sisters, June Jones, Lola Shephard, Velma Atkin, Gwen Fish; a brother, Herald Hulse; and six brothers-in-law.

Services will be held on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at noon at the Grace LDS Stake Center. The family will visit with friends on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the church and also on Friday morning from 10-11:30 a.m. prior to services. Burial will be in the Preston City Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of the Sims Funeral Home. Condolences may be shared online with the family at www.simsfh.com.


September 3, 2014



Claire Sharp Newbold, age 73, returned home to his Heavenly Father on Aug. 30, 2014, at the Franklin County Transitional Care Unit in Preston following a long-term battle with cancer. Claire was born June 19, 1941, to Reo Morris Newbold Sr. and Blanche Elsie Sharp of Riverdale, Idaho.

Claire was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He graduated from Preston High School then served a LDS mission in Kentucky. Later he married Clarissa Virginia Lewis in the Logan LDS Temple for time and all eternity. They were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Melinda Ann Wilkes (Kevin) of Preston and Collette Loertscher of Montpelier.

Claire is survived by his two daughters, eight grandchildren and one soon to be great grandchild. He is also survived by four brothers and two sisters, Reo Morris Jr., Jeffrey, Van Reo (Merla), Tina Marie, Dory Kim (Denice), and Rean (David). He is preceded in death by his parents, eternal companion, and seven brothers and sisters.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Sept. 4, at noon at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E. in Preston. A viewing will be held Wednesday, Sept. 3 from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home and Thursday from 10:30- 11:30 a.m. also at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Whitney, Idaho, Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary. com

The family would like to give a special thanks to the aides, nurses, and staff at the Transitional Care Unit and Hospice for providing the care that Claire needed and received

August 27, 2014


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Rhea Lue Frandsen Leonard, 78, of Preston, passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, Aug. 21, 2014. Rhea was born in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, to Art Leland Frandsen and Mary Alice Arnoldsen on her mother’s 33rd birthday-Aug. 23, 1935. She was welcomed to the family by two older sisters. She grew up in Moroni, Taylorsville and Riverton. Her father passed away early and her mother remarried William (Bill) Cardwell.

She started a cosmetology course in Salt Lake City and met Jack Arthur Leonard. They were married Dec. 30, 1952. They had their first baby boy, Jackie Ray, who died only two days later. They had two more children, Jeffrey Steven and Polly Sue, born just one year apart. Their family lived in Riverton, Preston, Idaho Falls, Shelley, Preston, Richmond, and settled again in Preston after Jack’s retirement.

Rhea was a well-known beautician in town. She loved her weekly visits and friendships with “her ladies.” Rhea was a skilled seamstress and could make anything out of a piece of fabric. She has crafted hundreds of quilts. She was a master in the kitchen and served delicious meals – even making Jack’s venison taste “gourmet.” Her hot, yummy rolls are legendary.

Kind, caring and compassionate are only a few words that describe her personality and life’s work. She was always ready and willing to care for others. She cherished family time and loved her grandchildren. She enjoyed camping and the outdoors. She looked forward to get-togethers with their many friends from Utah Power and Light. Rhea spoiled her house-dogs and the family joke was that they were treated and fed better than her kids. She had a fun and quirky sense of humor, even after her stroke, and laughed at herself often.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Jack Leonard, Preston; Jeff Leonard (Jenni), Preston; Polly (Paul) Flatt, Nampa, Idaho; sisters, Joy (Bud) Clements, Richland, Wash. and Floetta Bowers of Laverkin, Utah. Surviving grandchildren are: Melissa Leonard, Ogden, Utah; Tyra (Brock) Williamson, Farmington, Utah; Kelsey (Brandon) Muir, Smithfield, Utah; Jake Leonard, Wellsville, Utah; Stacy Flatt, Boise, Idaho; and Jessica Heitzinger, Nampa, Idaho. She is also survived by her nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Jackie Ray; parents and stepfather; brother, Leland Frandsen; and a great-grandson, Dax Williamson.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Webb Funeral Home 1005 S. 800 E. in Preston. A viewing was held Monday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. also at the funeral home. Interment was in the Whitney Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com


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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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