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Obituaries

Maurice Calvin Whitaker (Reese)
1933-2017

ST. GEORGE—Reese Whitaker, 84, passed away peacefully in his St. George home on May 21, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.
Reese was born in Brigham City, Utah, on Jan. 14, 1933, to Charles Alfred Whitaker and Julia Wanitta Hunsaker. He was the youngest of three sons.
Reese attended school in Brigham City and graduated from Box Elder High in 1951. During high school, Reese played varsity football under coach Earl Ferguson, who often referred to Reese as one of the best players he had ever coached. While in high school, Reese also joined the National Guard. When his unit was called to Korea prior to his graduation, Reese was given the option to go with his unit or remain home to finish high school. Reese stayed home to finish high school and graduate on the advice of his mother and Coach Ferguson.
After graduating high school, Reese played football at the College of Southern Utah in Cedar City, Utah. In 1952, he transferred to Utah State in Logan, Utah, and played the rest of his college football career as an Aggie. During the summers, Reese worked as a waterfront director for the Boy Scouts at Camp Kiesel in Ogden and in the Wind Rivers of Wyoming.
During Reese’s junior year, he joined the ROTC and signed a two-year commitment to the U.S. Marine Corp. After graduating in the spring of 1955 with a degree in physical education and recreation, Reese was assigned to Quantico, Va., and Camp LeJeune, N.C., for the two years of his service. During those two years, he spent six months patrolling the Mediterranean Sea with the 6th Fleet. Once his two years of service were complete, Reese joined the Marine reserves. He retired after 20 years, with the rank of major. Reese loved the Marine Corp and believed that “Once a Marine, Always a Marine.”
Reese met his sweetheart, Joan De Bloois, in his senior year at Utah State. They met in one of Reese’s physical education classes, and were married Dec. 21, 1955, in Logan. After Reese’s two years of service were complete, the couple returned to Utah and Reese became a coach, counselor, and administrative supervisor at the Intermountain Indian School in Brigham City. Reese retired from the Indian School with 20 years of federal service in 1980.
After retirement, Reese continued to work for Whitaker Construction. When Joan retired from her work as a placement officer for Intermountain School, they began spending summers at their cabin in Island Park, Idaho. In 1988, Reese and Joan opened a real estate office in Island Park. Reese named the business Rainbow Realty.
The Whitakers raised their family in Perry, Utah. The family spent their summers in Island Park, where Reese enjoyed hunting, fishing, water and snow skiing with the family. They were frequently seen at Beaver Mountain and Willard Bay. After their children were grown and they had both retired, the Whitakers spent 15 winters in Yuma, Ariz., and the last 10 winters in St. George.
Reese was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He held positions in Sunday School and was very involved with the Boy Scout program.
Reese is survived by his wife, Joan; four children: Scott David (Gail Hansen), Brett D. (Barbara Julson), Jan (Clint Farmer), and Teresa (Clifford Jamile); 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents and his two brothers, James Whitaker and Charles (Chuck) Whitaker.
Reese was a generous and kind man. He loved everyone he met, and they loved him in return. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and neighbors. He is in God’s hands now and will always be in the thoughts and prayers of those who knew him.
The family wishes to thank those that were so caring and helpful during Reese’s illness, including the Dialysis Center of Idaho Falls, Liberty Dialysis of St. George, Hospice of St. George, and The Sun River 2nd Branch in St. George.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 25, 12 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City.
Friends and family may call Wednesday, May 24, from 6 to 8 p.m., and on Thursday from 11 to 11:40 a.m. at the funeral chapel.
Interment will be held at the Brigham City Cemetery following the services, where military honors will be accorded by the Combined Veterans of Box Elder County.
Email condolences to Gillies Funeral Chapel Home.

 

Nelda Norman
RICHFIELD, IDAHO—Nelda Lorene Allen Norman, 87, a resident of Richfield, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at her daughter’s home in Orem, Utah.
Nelda was born Sept. 22, 1929, in Portage, Utah, to Isaac Samuel Allen and Elmina Anna Heaton. She lived in Portage with her parents and four sisters and one brother.
Before World War II they moved to Brigham City, Utah, where she attended grade school and later Box Elder High School.
She graduated high school in 1947 and worked for the telephone company as an operator.
In 1953 she first met her husband, Karl Norman, who had just been discharged from the Army. They were married June 4, 1954, in the Logan Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
They settled in Corinne, Utah, where they farmed and raised their family over the next 20 years.
Their family moved to Richfield, Idaho, in 1973 where they farmed and operated a dairy business.
Nelda enjoyed her family, although with eight children, things were often hectic. The family worked together doing the work on the farm and spent many vacations together as a family.
She served in many positions in the LDS Church, most of the time with the youth of the church. She also loved 4-H Club activities.
Nelda is survived by her husband, Karl; and seven of her eight children: Reese (Debbie), Jeff (Diane), Kipp (Susan), Nancy Weller (Lynn), Lori Guilliams (Matt), Ron (Shannon) and Karla Thomas (Renn); two sisters, Delma Link and Merle Kortright; 42 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by son, Scott; grandson, Bret; and great-granddaughter, Elsie.
A funeral was held Monday, May 22, 2017, at the Richfield LDS Church.
Burial was in the Richfield Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Shoshone Chapel.
Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family by visiting the obituary link at www.demarayfuneralservice.com.

 

LeNora Helen DeBusk McIntosh
July 21, 1931 ~ May 21, 2017

LeNora Helen DeBusk McIntosh, 85, passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at McKay Dee Hospital.
She was born in Cumberland, Wyo., to Carl and Emily Rosalia Flanders DeBusk on July 21, 1931. She lived in North Ogden for 57 years.
She married Meldon McIntosh in 1952. Meldon passed away Jan. 12, 2007.
LeNora was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and in the North Ogden Civic League. She and her husband also served three missions together.
She loved to teach swimming and many children learned to swim in her backyard pool. She also loved the scouting program and was awarded the Silver Beaver. She served 50 years in scouting.
LeNora is survived by her children: RaDonna (Steve) Lowder, JoElen Worner, Carl Richmond (Cindy) McIntosh, David (Mary) McIntosh, LuAnn (Don) Clarke, and Issac McIntosh; 22 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Meldon McIntosh; daughter, SuZanne McIntosh; grandson, Carl Lowder; brothers: Sam DeBusk, Carl DeBusk, and Clarence DeBusk; and sister, Martha Horner.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 25 at 11 a.m. at the North Ogden Utah LDS Stake Center, 626 East 2600 North. Friends may visit with family on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s North Ogden Mortuary, 2140 North Washington Blvd., and Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Interment, Ben Lomond Cemetery, North Ogden.
Send condolences to the family at: www.lindquistmortuary.com.

 

Jarvis Facer
WILLARD—Jarvis B. Facer, 79, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 19, 2017, at Ogden Regional Hospital with his family by his side.
Jarvis was born in his childhood home in Willard on Dec. 22, 1937, the sixth of six children of Meshach Prior and Susie Lucinda Wood Facer. He was reared and educated in Willard and graduated from Box Elder High School.
He married Rowena Williams on Jan. 29, 1960, in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Later they were sealed in the Logan Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in the U.S. Army.
He was a member of the Willard 1st Ward of the LDS Church, where he was an Elder. Jarvis worked at Hill Air Force Base. He retired from Thiokol after 35 years of service. He worked for the Golden Spike National Park for 20 years. He served on the Willard City Council.
Jarvis lived in Willard (Zion) his entire life and enjoyed the Willard Mountains, especially being in the basin. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and loved raising peaches. He spent his entire life working on the family farm. Jarvis cherished the fall harvest, where 14-inch Angela Peaches were proudly sold to clients as far away as northeastern Montana and South Dakota. After the fall harvest was completed, he rested in the Basin Deer Camp with his son, Kelly and close friends.
Jarvis was involved in the Willard little league baseball, pony league, and colt League. He coached the Willard little league team to the 1974 World Series. He umpired high school baseball teams and city league ball and he really enjoyed being on the field.
The most important thing in his life was his family.
Surviving are his wife, Rowena; son, Kelly (Cindi) Facer; Julie Schlickeiser; Sydnee (Stan) Podesek; seven grandchildren; one step grandchild; four great-grandchildren; one step great-grandchild; and two brothers, Don (Elaine) Facer and Darwin (Shirley) Facer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Ricky Facer; one brother, Lorin Facer; and two sisters, Wilma Davis and Naldi Cutler.
In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be sent to his wife, Rowena. Please send them to Gillies Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 704, Brigham City, Utah 84302.
Funeral service will be held today, Wednesday, May 24, at 11 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday from 9 to 10:40 a.m. at the funeral chapel.
Interment will be in the Willard City Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the Combined Veterans Honor Guard of Box Elder County.
Email condolences to http://www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com/

 

Evelyn J. Petersen
“Together Again”

BRIGHAM CITY—Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Evelyn Jane Rasmussen Petersen, 91, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017, in Brigham City, Utah.
She was born Dec. 17, 1925 in Kenilworth, Utah, a daughter of Lawrence H. and Thelma J Oveson Rasmussen.
Evelyn graduated from Price High School and married her sweetheart, Cambron R. Petersen, on Aug. 1, 1945, in Price, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Cambron preceded her in death on July 31, 2012.
She worked in retail for J.C. Penney and retired after 30 years.
Evelyn loved the Utah Jazz and needlepoint, crocheting and working in her yard.
Surviving are her son, Robert (Nancy) Petersen; eight grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; two brothers and one sister: Vaughn Ron Rasmussen, Tom Rasmussen and Lee Saccomanno.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, James Cambron Petersen and Danny Venoy Petersen; two grandchildren; two brothers; and one sister.
The family would like to give a big shout out to the staff at Maple Springs Assisted Living for their care and support to Evelyn.
Graveside service will be held Thursday, May 25, at 1:30 p.m. at the Price City Cemetery.
The family will greet friends on Thursday at 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah.
Email condolences to www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com.

 

Titan K. Chavez

In Loving Memory
Titan, although you are gone
Your memory we’ll treasure 
Still held close in our hearts
And missed beyond measure

Born July 30, 2015, to parents Reymundo and Tessa Chavez. Titan was tragically taken from us on May 21, 2017.
Titan (aka: “Fatboy”) will be forever engraved in our hearts. Titan’s life seemed too short to all, but, those that were touched by him understand that the quality of life far exceeds the quantity of time spent with us. His eyes and smile could melt the hearts of those around him. He was at his best while showing us all his stubbornness, curiosity, smartness, all while being happy and content in all things.
He is deeply loved and will be forever missed by his parents; big sister, Ivory; grandparents; great-grandparents; aunts; uncles; and cousins; along with many others.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Box Elder Credit Union under the name “Fat boy Titan.”
A viewing will be held Thursday, May 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City. A rosary service will be held at 5 p.m. at the funeral chapel.
Interment in the Brigham City Cemetery on May 26.
Please send condolences to www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com.

 

Mary Ann Holman
Mary Ann Hall Holman, 83, of Brigham City, Utah, died Thursday, May 18, 2017, following a short illness.
Mary Ann was born in Brigham City on May 3, 1934, to James Arnold and Mildred (Andersen) Hall.
Mary Ann resided in Brigham City her entire life. She attended Lincoln Elementary School and Box Elder junior high and high schools, graduating in 1952. Following high school, she attended cosmetology school.
Mary Ann was sealed to Roland L. Holman on Aug. 17, 1953, in the Salt Lake City Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Mary Ann spent many years working as a beautician, including operating her own beauty shop from her home. She made many wonderful, lasting friendships with her clients. She enjoyed membership in the Brigham City Civic Improvement Club, along with volunteering as a judge and official at the Box Elder County Fair. She loved reading and was a book club member for over 50 years. She enjoyed crocheting, needlework and other home making arts and was a devoted fan of the Utah Jazz.
Mary Ann was a strong and dedicated member of the LDS Church. She served in many church callings during her lifetime. She loved genealogy work and served for many years in callings associated with genealogy. The church calling, she most enjoyed was serving as an officiator in both the Ogden and Brigham City Temples.
Mary Ann is survived by her children: Craig (Becky) Holman, of Sammamish, Wash., Wendy (Jeff) Alder, of Malad, Idaho, and Leigh Ann (Kerry) Norman, of Brigham City, Utah; siblings: Carolyn (Warren) Ferguson, Max (Claudette) Hall and David (Mavis) Hall; sister-in-law, Marlene (Robert) Hall; and a brother-in-law, Dwight (Carol) Holman; also, nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her brother, Robert E. Hall; and one granddaughter, Ashlee Alder.
The family especially wishes to thank Lindee Allen, Tawna Richards, and the staff of Integrity Hospice and the nurses at Brigham City Community Hospital for the tender medical care of our mother, grandmother and sister.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 26, at 11 a.m. at the Brigham City 13th Ward LDS building, 25 North 300 East, Brigham City, Utah. Viewings will be held Thursday, May 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 South 100 East, Brigham City, Utah, and on Friday, May 26, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Interment in the Brigham City Cemetery immediately following the services.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to the LDS Temple Building Fund or a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.

 

Annette Craine Hallett
Feb. 6, 1981 ~ May 19, 2017

Annette Craine Hallett, 36, passed away suddenly from natural causes on Friday, May 19, 2017, at Ogden Regional Medical Center, with her mom and sister by her side.
Annette was born Feb. 6, 1981, in Brigham City, Utah, to Kristine Phippen and Lynn Craine. She went to Box Elder and Roy high schools.
She married Scott Hallett, and together they had a daughter and a son. They later divorced.
Annette loved being with her children and being outdoors. She loved to dance and do crafts. Annette had the ability to connect with people. She loved to talk and was a wonderful story teller. She had an adventurous spirit and her soul ached to be free. Annette loved her family. She most recently worked in the food industry and liked the social aspect of customer service.
Annette leaves behind two children, Christina Hallett and Korbinn Hallett; her mother, Kristine Phippen, Roy; father, Lynn Craine, Ogden; sisters, Tammy (Scott) Cooley, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Laura Reynolds, Roy; other siblings on her father’s side; grandparents, Duane and Julia Phippen, Brigham City; Joan Phippen, Farr West; also aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents.
A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, at Lorin Farr Park, 769 Canyon Road, Ogden, Utah.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation for her children to America First Credit Union in Annette’s name.
Cremation entrusted to Lindquist’s Roy Mortuary.
Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at www.lindquistmortuary.com.

 

Barbara Mellor
Barbara Jean Forrest Mellor passed away peacefully on May 21, 2017, at Fairfield Village Retirement Center. The Mellor family wishes to thank the staff of Fairfield Village and Summit Hospice for their loving care of Barbara during the last 3 1/2 years of her life. She truly considered it her home.
Barbara was born to Robert Wilson and Hilda Rhodes Forrest on Dec. 27, 1925, in Brigham City, Utah. She was the third of five siblings: Robert, Lela, Barbara, Dee and Don.
She graduated from Utah State University with a degree in elementary education. While attending USU, she met and eventually married fellow student, Jesse Lynn Mellor.
Barbara and Lynn lived in five different states while Lynn pursued his education and their professional life. Each one of their five children was born in a different state.
From 1982 to 1985, Lynn and Barbara served in the Montana Billings Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where Lynn was mission president. After Lynn’s death in 1992, Barbara served another mission in Bangkok, Thailand.
After her return from Thailand, Barbara moved to her condo in Farmington, and eventually to Fairfield Village where she spent the last years of her life.
Barbara is survived by her five children and their spouses: Ann (Ronald) Woolley, Jean (Rick) Weinert, Robert (Claire) Mellor, Roy (Patrice) Mellor and John (Kelsi) Mellor; also 19 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 27, at 11 a.m. at the Russon Mortuary, 1941 North Main St., Farmington, where friends and family may call from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the service.
Interment in the Lehi City Cemetery.
Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com.