Daniel B. Kaminsky
BRIGHAM CITY—Daniel Brent Kaminsky, our loving husband, father, son, and brother slipped peacefully away to Heaven on Friday, April 21, 2017. He is joining his daughter, Ashton, there.
Daniel was born in Ogden, Utah, on March 6, 1975, to Dave and Debra Stevens Kaminsky, the oldest of four children.
Daniel grew up in Farr West, Utah, and graduated from Weber High School in 1993. He served a mission in California for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Daniel married Karie Lee Smith on Aug. 5, 1997, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They have two daughters, Meagan and Amber.
Daniel graduated from Weber State University with a teaching degree in theater arts. Daniel has worked many jobs to provide for his little family, but his love was always teaching theater. He has taught at City Academy and Stillwater Academy in Salt Lake City and also at Roy High School, Bear River High School and Bear River Middle School.
He has also been an active participant in directing, acting, set production, tech support and general volunteering help at both the Heritage Theater in Perry and the Brigham City Fine Arts Center.
Daniel was active in the Brigham City LDS 3rd Ward and served in many different callings.
Daniel loved life and lived it fully. He was cheerful and positive even when life threw him curve balls. His students loved him and we are grateful for their many kind words and deeds remembering Daniel as a great teacher who impacted their lives.
Daniel is survived by his wife, Karie; and their two daughters, Meagan and Amber; his parents, Dave and Debra Kaminsky; three siblings: Daryl (April) Kaminsky, December (John) Cope, and Devin (Chalee) Kaminsky; and many nieces and nephews.
Daniel, we are so thankful to have had your positive, cheerful, fun and funny influence in our lives! You will be so very, very missed!
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a memorial fund at America First Credit Union in Daniel’s name.
Viewings will be held Thursday, April 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, and on Friday at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Funeral service will be held Friday, April 28, at 11 a.m. at the Brigham City LDS 3rd Ward Chapel, 205 North 200 West.
Interment in the Brigham City Cemetery.
Email condolences at www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com.
Janet Quebe Lancaster
May 10, 1936 – March 19, 2017
SYRACUSE—Janet Quebe Lancaster passed away peacefully on March 19, 2017, surrounded by her children.
She was born May 10, 1936, to Herbert Henry and Hilda Rust Quebe in Robstown, Texas, and spent her childhood in Agua Dulce, Texas, working on the family farm with her sister.
She married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, Curtis N. Lancaster, on Sept. 3, 1955, in Robstown, Texas, and they shared 59 years together. They moved to Utah in 1959 and raised three children in Brigham City.
Janet earned a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Utah State University. She later earned her master’s degree and taught 1st grade for 22 years in the Box Elder School District.
She was an original member of the First Baptist Church in Brigham City where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She later became a member of the Mountain View Baptist Church in Layton and enjoyed greeting the members every Sunday and participating in the annual Journey to Bethlehem Pageant.
She was very active in many fraternal organizations. She was a life member of Corinne Chapter No. 11, Order of the Eastern Star and was Worthy Matron five times. She served as Worthy Grand Matron for the Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star of Utah in 1990. She was a member of Lybia Temple No. 32, Daughters of the Nile; The Social Order of the Beauceant; and Chapter J of Utah P.E.O. She also worked with the youth groups in Job’s Daughters and the DeMolay.
Her passion was cooking, dogs, camping, sewing, and traveling. She enjoyed traveling with her husband all over the world but was the happiest spending her summers at their cabin in Idaho.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis. She is survived by her children: Nancy L. Lancaster, Alan D. (Evonne) Lancaster and Steven D. Lancaster; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her sister, JoAnne Rouse.
The family wishes to thank the wonderful people of Hospice Care of Northern Utah for all their tender care and loving support.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 29, at 10 a.m., at the Salt Lake Masonic Temple, 650 East South Temple, Salt Lake City.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Grand Chapter OES of Utah (education fund), 1651 South 2095 West, Woods Cross, UT 84087; or the Children’s Learning Centers for the Scottish Rite of Utah, 650 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84102.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lindquistmortuary.com.
Doramae N. Michael
Doramae Norr Michael, 96, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Denver, Colo., at the home of her daughter, Susan Rhea Lawson.
Doramae was born April 6, 1921, in Logan, Utah, to Lorenzo and Verna Reese Norr, and her roots in Brigham City are deep.
Grandfather, David Reese, was the benefactor of Reese Pioneer Park. He was the first marshal of Brigham City, and a friend to the Indian people. Her heritage included many famous people.
Doramae grew up during the depression, often referring to the hardships they endured. She worked as a nurse during World War II at Bushnell General Military Hospital. She was also a waitress at Burt’s Cafe in Brigham, and at the Bluebird Cafe in Logan.
Doramae married George H. Michael in 1946 after they met on a blind date. They were happily married for 70 years.
She was a beautiful seamstress, sewing her children school clothes, a daughter’s wedding dress, and great-grandchildren’s blessing outfits. She could crochet and knit. She made quilts and afghans for her children, and others, staying busy with her many talents.
We always looked forward to her bottled Brigham City peaches, pears, cherries, and pickles. She was a wonderful cook, even grinding wheat by hand to make homemade bread. A published author of poetry, a book, and other works, she was also an artist.
A member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she remained a visiting teacher until the age of 91. Some church positions she held were as Relief Society president, counselor, ward camp director (at 60 years of age) and ward librarian.
She and her husband served two missions for the LDS Church: one in Thunder Bay, Canada, and another in Kane, Penn. Through her husband’s work, they were able to reside in many states, as well as Saudi Arabia.
Doramae was loved by many for her generous spirit and love of her faith. She received letters and calls from lifetime friends, well into her 90s.
She is survived by her brother, James (Beth) Norr of Brigham City, Utah, and her five children: Carol (Harley) Walker, Clinton, Utah; Steve Michael, Flower Mound, Texas; Ron Michael, Cedar City, Utah; Scott (Sharon) Michael, Idaho Falls, Idaho; and Susan (Dwight) Lawson, Denver, Colo.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 29, at 11 a.m. in the Brigham City Mountain View LDS Ward building, 105 Fishburn Drive. A viewing will be from 9 to 10:40 a.m. at the church.
Interment in the Brigham City Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.