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Obituaries

Rhea L. Loveland
Sept. 12, 1935 – March 19, 2017
  WILLARD—Rhea Laney Loveland, a most kind and wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, passed away at the age of 81 in Willard, Utah, at her home with her family by her side.
Rhea was born to Mark and Bernice Laney in Murray, Utah. 
She married Larry M. Loveland Aug. 12, 1954, in the Salt Lake City Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mom’s twin sister, Klea, was married on the same day with Mom.
Rhea was a faithful member of the LDS Church and held many positions. She loved visiting teaching. She was a cook for the Box Elder School District.
Rhea is survived by her children: Larry (Sharon) Loveland, Rickey (Sherry) Loveland, Terri (Marlon) Kunz, and Jean and Judy Loveland; brothers and sisters: Alden Laney, Richard C. Laney, Marie L. Silcox, Klea L. Nebeker (twin), and Dion Laney and Dean Laney. Rhea has 22 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday, March 25, at 11 a.m. at the Willard 4th Ward LDS chapel, 80 North 100 West, Willard.
Viewings will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 South 100 East, Brigham City, and on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Interment in the Willard Cemetery.
The family wishes to express a special thanks to CNS, neighbors and friends.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.

 

Margaret LaRaine Anderson Jeppesen
Sept. 7, 1933 – March 18, 2017

  CORINNE—Wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, LaRaine Jeppesen, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, in her home surrounded by her family.
LaRaine was born Sept. 7, 1933, to Everett Carl Anderson and Margaret Hatch Anderson, the oldest of five children. She grew up working on her father’s farm and helping with farm chores.
She graduated from Box Elder High School in 1951. She married her high school sweetheart, Claude Marvin Jeppesen, on June 2, 1952, in the Logan Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
LaRaine enjoyed all kinds of craft projects which she freely shared with many others. She loved farming and could often be found in the fields helping Claude with the harvests.
LaRaine was an active member of the Corinne 1st Ward, where she served in many positions, including Relief Society, Primary, Cub Scouts and in name extraction. LaRaine and Claude served two summers together at the Martin’s Cove Pioneer Handcart Visitor Center.
LaRaine and Claude are the parents of five children: Chris Jeppesen, San Antonio, Texas; Barbara Aldridge (Bruce - deceased), Corinne, Utah; Rod (Chris) Jeppesen, Corinne, Utah; Nancy (Greg) Wolfley, Bluffdale, Utah; and Mike (Lorie) Jeppesen, Brigham City, Utah. They have 18 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held Friday, March 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Myers Mortuary 205 South 100 East, Brigham City. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 25, with a viewing from 12 to 12:40 p.m., with funeral service beginning at 1 p.m. at the Corinne LDS chapel, 2325 North 4000 West.
Compassionate service being provided by the Corinne 1st Ward Relief Society.
Interment in the Brigham City Cemetery.
Special thanks to Integrity Home Health and Ali’s Angels for their loving care and kindness.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.

 

Cecilia Norton
  Cecilia Del Rosario Norton, 51, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at McKay Dee Hospital surrounded by her family.
Cecilia was born the youngest of seven children on Oct. 2, 1965, in Viña del Mar, Chile, a daughter of Ramiro Lopez and Edelmira Toro.
Cecilia served in the Santiago Chile North Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She met her future sweetheart, Danny, while he was serving in the Viña del Mar Mission and she was Stake Young Women’s president.
Danny returned to Chile on vacation 1 1/2 years after serving his mission, and went to visit Cecilia’s father. Danny was engaged to Cecy four days later.
She married Danny Robert Norton on Feb. 12, 1993, in the Santiago Chile LDS Temple.
Cecy came to America not knowing any English. She spent a lot of time in the library teaching herself the language and continued to receive her GED from Dale Young Community High School. 
Cecy furthered her education at Weber State University, receiving her bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Cecy was working on her master’s degree at Grand Canyon University.
She faithfully served in various callings including in Primary and as Spanish Branch missionaries with her family.
She loved her family and enjoyed cooking with her girls, painting with her son, Kyle, and watching movies together, but mostly laughing and sharing stories with each other. She enjoyed drawing, knitting and crocheting.
She taught 2nd grade at Gramercy Elementary School.
Surviving are her husband, Danny Norton; children: Cecilia Andrea, Kyle Robert and Ximena Victoria Norton; also siblings: Verónica, Angelina, Gabriel, Sandra and Ricardo.
Preceded in death by her parents and infant brother, Salvador.
Special thanks to the ICU at McKay Dee Hospital for their loving care.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 21, at the Corinne LDS chapel.
Interment in the Corinne Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com

 

Richard Lowder
Our loving husband and father, Richard Dean Lowder, 71, of Brigham City, passed away much too early, on March 20, 2017, due to pulmonary fibrosis. He was surrounded by his loved ones in his home, which he lovingly built with his own hands.
Dean was born May 20, 1946, to Richard Kenner and Helen Searle Lowder in Burley, Idaho, the oldest of five children.
On June 7, 1968, he married Carol Oliver, his high school sweetheart, in the Idaho Falls Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Dean deeply cared for Carol, his eternal companion. They shared a special bond and supported each other as they raised their family and served together.
Dean served in the National Guard for six years and graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s of engineering sciences degree. He spent the majority of his professional career at Thiokol as senior manager of the test systems engineering and maintenance group, where he designed fire control systems for the Space Shuttle RSRM and ICBM test facilities, quench and camera control systems, as well as several data acquisition interfaces for Thiokol's solid rocket motor test facilities. He inspired those who worked under his guidance to perform to the best of their abilities and worked to ensure that each one knew they were respected and valued as an individual.
The most important thing to Dean was his family and his membership in the LDS Church. He was a choice father to his children, always looking out for their needs ahead of his own. He worked hard his whole life to do what was right and serve the Lord by completing two missions; one in England and one with his sweet wife in the Brigham City Employment Resource Center. He served in various callings, as an ordinance worker and assistant temple recorder, and diligently provided for his family.
He learned the carpentry trade from his father and used these skills to build three homes for his family. He was always willing to bless his loved ones with his wisdom. He enjoyed fishing, camping, hiking, gardening, ham radio, and taking his family on many memorable family trips.
He is survived by his wife, Carol; and children: Jeff (Susan), Pam, Natalie (Jason), Nathan (Mandy), Erin (Wayne), and Eric (Aubrey); 19 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; also, mother, Helen Searle Lowder; and siblings: Gary (Louan), Ron (Leann), DeAnn (Rick) and Dan (Doreen).
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Kenner Lowder.
Funeral services will be Saturday, March 25, at 10 a.m. at the Brigham City North LDS Stake Center, 620 North 300 East.
Viewings will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 9:40 a.m. all at the church. Interment in the Brigham City Cemetery. 
Services entrusted to Myers Mortuary, Brigham City.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.

 

Thorald Hatch Rollins
BRIGHAM CITY—Thorald Hatch Rollins was born Sept. 5, 1931, and returned home to his Father in Heaven on Thursday, March 16, 2017. He was the youngest of six children born to Thorald Bryant and Thora Hatch Rollins of Chicago, Ill. His siblings—all of whom have gone on before him— were: Delilah Call, Robert Hatch Rollins, Marian Nielsen, Marie Wold, and Marjorie Rollins. He also had one step-brother and sister, Eugene Watson and Carol Welch; and one grandson, Justin Tiek.
  Thorald spent his early childhood in Chicago, and moved to Lovell, Wyo., in 1943. He had a wonderful childhood and youth and loved Wyoming and its wide open space and opportunities to find and get into mischief.
  He graduated from Lovell High School in 1949 and served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict, where he drove and repaired tanks and other military vehicles. Upon returning home from Korea he married his high school sweetheart, Lola Gene McArthur, and attended Utah State Agricultural College, graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering.
He worked in Southern California for General Dynamics Corporation designing rockets and rocket engines for over 33 years.
He and Lola Gene have five children: Debbie (Dave) Tiek, Diane (Marty) Bacik, Don Wayne (Fran) Rollins, Doreen (Jeff) Nielsen; and David Jay (Tania) Rollins; 22 grandchildren; and as of this minute, 44 great-grandchildren; and three step-sisters: Joan Smith, Donna Moon, and Marlene Lish.
  Thorald was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a bishop, a high counselor, numerous stints as Young Men’s president, and in numerous capacities in the Boy Scouts for over 40 years.
He worked in the Ogden LDS Temple for 15 years, which calling he greatly loved. He loved the Savior and often reminded his children and grandchildren of this. More importantly to us, his family, was the fact that he lived as a true disciple of the Savior through his constant reminders of love and service to us and all that knew him in any way he could.
He will be remembered fondly by all who knew him for his “talks,” for “grandpa’s rules,” for being the biggest kid in the room, for his quick laugh, for his ability to spin the kids for hours on end, for his love of fishing and all outdoor activities, for his model planes, his love of music and nature, and too many others to list.
  Funeral services will be Thursday, March 23, at 1 p.m. at the Brigham City North LDS Stake building, 320 East 600 North.  A viewing will be held at the church prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Interment in the Brigham City Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the Combined Box Elder County Veterans Honor Guard.
Email condolences to www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com

 

Paul H. Tingey
Paul Heber Tingey, 89, passed away on Friday, March 17, in Logan, Utah.
He was born Dec. 10, 1927, in Brigham City, Utah, to Essie Mae Guymon and Orson Lorenzo Tingey.
He served the United States in the Army during World War II, followed by a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Australia.
He married his sweetheart, Leora Maxine Rimington, on Sept. 9, 1960, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Paul and Leora served two missions together in Papua New Guinea and in the London, England, Temple.
He graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in dairy husbandry, later received his teacher certificate and went on to earn his Master’s Degree in education administration
from Brigham Young University.
He taught elementary education in Box Elder School District and worked as an elementary principal and jr. high vice principal in Uintah County School District.
Paul was a mentor and friend to children of all ages.
He was a dairy farmer and had a prize herd of Jersey cows. Paul enjoyed horses and cutter racing in Tremonton, the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping. His family was his top priority as demonstrated by his loving relationships with each of his grandchildren.
Surviving are his children: Lori (Winston) Jones, Hyrum, Utah; Debi (Scott) Bullock, St. George, Utah; Mari (Dave) Emery, Alaska; Buck (Jill) Tingey, Nevada; Jerry (Lynette) Tingey, Idaho; and David (Christine) Tingey, Indiana; 26 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren, with three on the way.
Preceded in death by his wife; son, Andy; parents; five sisters; and six brothers.
Special thanks to the staff at Sunshine Terrace Care Center and Intermountain Hospice for their loving care.
Funeral services will be Friday, March 24, at 11 a.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 South 100 East, Brigham City.
Viewings will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 to 10:40 a.m. at the mortuary.
Interment in the Brigham City Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Combined Veterans from Box Elder County.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.

 

Stephen C. Bennett
BRIGHAM CITY—Our loving brother, uncle and friend, Stephen Cory Bennett, 47, passed away suddenly from natural causes at his home in Brigham City, Utah, on March 15, 2017.
He was born Oct. 2, 1969, in Ogden, Utah, the son of James Gleed and Christine Lee Bennett. He graduated from Norco High School in California.
Stephen loved his cats, his Harley and being with is family.
Surviving are his three siblings: Scott (Lorie) Bennett, Allen Bennett and Stephanie Schumann; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jim Gleed; and one sister, Susan Gleed.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in behalf of Stephen to Gillies Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 704, Brigham City, UT, 84302 to offset funeral expenses.
A viewing will be held Friday, March 24, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and a memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah.
Interment in the Deweyville Cemetery on Saturday, March 25.
Email condolences to www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com

 

Clifford Colin Huggins
Nov. 25, 1945-March 15, 2017

Clifford Colin Huggins, 71, passed away at his home in Bear River, Wyo., on March 15, 2017.
He was born in Brigham City, Utah, on November 25, 1945, the son of David Clifford and Ruth Johnson Huggins. He grew up on the family fruit farm in Brigham City, and graduated from Box Elder High School in 1964.
In 1965, while working in Salt Lake City, he met Margaret Johnson and they were married Nov. 27, 1965.
He served three years in the United States Army, including a year of combat in Vietnam, and finished his tour as a Drill Sergeant in Fort Ord, Calif.
He loved to be in the great outdoors hunting, fishing and every other crazy thing he could think of. He even herded sheep on the desert the year they lived on the ranch. He owned and operated several companies, including American Western Steel in Ogden, Utah, and Metals Technology Corp in Almy, Wyo. In 1985, he was awarded the “Region VIII Subcontractor of the year by Small Business Administration” and placed second in the national competition.
Over his long career as a business owner, his employees numbered in the hundreds. He was a true entrepreneur.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Margaret; his two children, David (Emily) Huggins and Leslie (Bryon) Hutchinson; seven grandchildren: Dillon, Aidan, Gabriel, Marlee, Lucas, Brett and Ethan; three sisters: Betty Claybaugh, Rochelle Lewis and Debra Baird.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his son, Brett Colin Huggins; and sister, Sandra Nelson.
Graveside services were held with military honors provided by the Rich County Honor Guard in Randolph Cemetery on March 18, 2017.
Condolences may be made at www.crandallfhevanston.com