Russon Brothers Mortuary -Bountiful Memorials and Obituaries | We Remember (2024)

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Spanish Fork, Utah Kathleen Jenkins Shaw 1953 — 2024 Kathleen Jenkins Shaw (Kathy) triumphantly returned to her Heavenly home on May 14, 2024, after a ten-year battle with lung disease. Kathy was an inspiration and a light to others, sharing her testimony of Jesus Christ daily in both word and deed. Kathy lived a life of service and has always been known especially for her gardening, and beautiful quilts made to wrap others in her love. Kathy was born on November 16, 1953, in Lehi, Utah to Lars Jenkins and Zina Thacker, into a family of three girls and three boys. They lived in a red brick home in Lehi where she loved to get Porter's Hamburgers and Nickel Rootbeers when she was young. Kathy graduated from Lehi High School as the... Gene Ashcroft Toolson 1930 — 2024 Gene Ashcroft Toolson passed away on April 20, 2024 and was born on November 9, 1930, in Logan, Utah to Richard Harper and Gertrude Ashcroft Toolson. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 26,2024, at the Bountiful 31st Ward, 585 East Center Street, Bountiful, Utah. A viewing will be held Friday morning from 9:00-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment- Smithfield City Cemetery. The full obituary and a live stream of the service can be viewed at www.russonmortuary.com. Farmington, Utah Joyce Hammer 1942 — 2024 Joyce Garrett Hammer, age 82, formerly of Penn Valley, CA, passed away March 20, 2024, after a valiant battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Joyce was a graduate of Birmingham High School (Van Nuys, CA) in 1959. Joyce embodied the ideal of being adaptable and continually seized new opportunities as they opened to her. Beginning her career as a successful realtor in Southern California, she then changed tacks entirely once she moved her family to Penn Valley in the 1980s. She recognized the potential of personal computing and set up and taught the very first computer lab at Pleasant Valley School. Years later, with the emergence of digital video editing, she began working in that field,... Elva Jean Blackburn Durtschi 1927 — 2024 Elva Jean Blackburn Durtschi was born on March 15, 1927, in Ogden, Utah and passed peacefully on January 31, 2024, in Bountiful, Utah surrounded by family. Jean was the eldest of George Alva Blackburn and Opal Irene Eames' twelve children. As such, her parents relied heavily on her to help with all her younger brothers and sisters. Jean loved caring for her siblings and that love and caring for children became the theme of her life. Jean spent most of her early years in Porterville, California. World War II changed her life and opened her world. First, at 18 she was called on an LDS mission, as most young men were in the service. While on her mission she met the love of her life, a... Bountiful, UT, Utah Ray W. Moore 1936 — 2024 Dr. Ray W. Moore, a loving son, brother, father, and grandfather, and respected scholar of choral music, passed away peacefully on January 27, 2024, at the age of 87. Ray was born on November 16, 1936, in Muleshoe, Texas, to Ray C. Moore and Melba Watson. His early love and talent in music became the driver for his education, and he graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor's degree in vocal performance. He then earned his master's and doctoral degrees in choral conducting at Columbia University, where he later taught as Associate Professor. He later joined the faculties of Lamar University, University of Houston, and the University of Arkansas - Little Rock (UALR). He retired... Marilyn Noyes Waite 1934 — 2023 Marilyn Bjorkman Noyes Waite (Marilyn Noyes) born July 30, 1934, died on October 22, 2023, in Provo, Utah. Marilyn taught at Davis High School for many years and then worked at Utah State University for many years in the College of Family Life as an Extension Specialist. Funeral Services for Marilyn will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, November 11, 2023, in the Davis Creek 2nd Ward building, 1395 South 200 East, Farmington, Utah. A viewing will be held prior to services at the same location from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Interment will be at the Declo Cemetery, Declo ID following the service. The full obituary and a live stream of the service can be viewed at www.russonmortuary.com. Yuma, Arizona Darwin Rulen Morrell 1935 — 2023 Darwin Morrell passed away on September 14, 2023, just 2 days before his 88th birthday in Yuma, Arizona. Dad was born September 16, 1935 in Richfield, Utah to Rulen and Inez Morrell. He was raised on the family farm in Fremont, Wayne County, Utah. He attended and graduated from Wayne High School in 1953. He was a member of the basketball team while in high school. Dad married Mom, Peggy Ann Case on August 19, 1954, in the Salt Lake Temple. Dad was a retired member of Teamsters Local 222, having spent the majority of his career driving for P.I.E. Dad and Mom have lived in Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, and Arizona. They raised their family in the South Davis County area. For the past several... Centerville, Utah Lois Marie Heemeyer O'Brien 1939 — 2023 On a day that marked her 84th birthday our beloved Lois Marie Heemeyer [LeMmon] O'Brien peacefully passed away September 7th, 2023, from natural causes, surrounded by the love of her family. Lois was born September 7th, 1939, to Harold John Harm Heemeyer of Castlewood SD, Hamlin County and Violet Marie Karrels of Tilford SD, Meade County. Lois married Garnon A LeMmon and gave birth to four children. They later divorced. Lois met Gary K O'Brien at Bountiful Bowl. They fell in love and were married June 19, 1971, in North Salt Lake Utah, Davis County, merging their two families of seven children total. A live stream of the service and additional information can be found on Lois' obituary... Bountiful, Utah Brent Lee Drollinger 1955 — 2023 Our Father, Grandfather, Husband, and Brother, Brent Drollinger was born in Roosevelt, UT November 1st, 1955, to his wonderful parents Clifford and Gladys Drollinger. Brent was the youngest of 6 children (Leeraye, Cheryl, James, Marilyn, Steve) and an uncle a few weeks after he was born. He quickly became the life of the party, always keeping things fun and interesting. Brent was a free spirit who wasn't afraid to speak his mind or choose his own path. He was outgoing, everyone knew Brent! He was an active child, always stepping out of his comfort zone, from little league baseball to becoming the student body president of his high school. Brent was a loyal friend. His friendships formed... Salt Lake City, Utah Patricia Terry Holland 1942 — 2023 Patricia Terry Holland, wife of Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2023. She was surrounded in love by her husband and children at the time of her passing. She was born to Maeser and Marilla Terry on February 16, 1942 and was raised in Enterprise, Utah. Her childhood years were shaped by the rich pioneer values of her forbearers who settled the area, and by the fun and industry of helping at the family store and on the family farm. By the third grade it was clear she had unusual musical talent, playing the piano?by ear?for school musical activities. During her freshman year... Centerville, Utah Betty Joyce Wetzel Burdge 1929 — 2023 Betty Wetzel (Burdge) passed away peacefully on June 8, 2023, four months before her ninety-fourth birthday. She was surrounded by her family and her loving husband, Ron Burdge. She entered this life in Soda Springs, Idaho - the first of two daughters born to Vard Williams and Jennie Callahan Hogan - on October 16, 1929. Betty married John Caple in June of 1949. They were married for 14 years, during which time they had four beautiful children: John, Linda, Kathryn, and Elizabeth Caple. Following a divorce in 1963, Betty married Minor Wetzel of Almira, Washington in 1965, blending two amazing families. Minor brought three children to the marriage - Shannon Wetzel Carney, Neal Wetzel, and... Charlotte Thornton 1931 — 2023 This earth lost a wonderful person on June 4, 2023. Charlotte was born in Evanston, Wyoming March 13, 1931, to Walter and Mabel Pickhardt. Charlotte graduated from Evanston High School in 1950, where she lettered as a Pepster on the cheerleading squad. She had a horse named Whiskey and a dog named Rover that she loved and missed her whole life. Char was a lifeguard at the local pool and tore up the town with her friends. Charlotte married Thomas Thornton in 1953, and later divorced. She lived in MT, ID, CA but resided most of her life in SLC, UT. She had four children: first born Andrew Thornton, estranged daughter Kathleen Wood, her sunshine boy Carl Thornton, and devoted, loving daughter... Gary Earl Patterson 1944 — 2023 Gary Earl Patterson born January 16, 1944, passed away May 21, 2023, peacefully at home surrounded by family after battling health issues for over a decade. Gary loved life and lived it to the fullest. His greatest accomplishment was raising his seven children with the love of his life, Georgia. He enjoyed coaching his kids in sports, teaching them the importance of working hard and staying true to their word. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Australia under the direction of President Bruce R. McConkie. His faith never wavered. Gary's greatest professional accomplishments was working at Winchell's Donuts in Logan, Utah, his family-owned... Bountiful, Utah Rita Joan Millis 1939 — 2023 Rita Joan Millis peacefully left us on January 22. She said she wanted to go be with her husband. Rita was born in her grandparents' home in Hutsonville, IL on May 25, 1939, the oldest child of Bryce and Clara Green. They lived in Hutsonville for a short time, then Palestine, where Rita graduated from high school. Rita loved music and became proficient at many instruments, particularly the clarinet, piano and the organ, which she played for services at the Methodist Church. During her childhood, she met Dale Millis, who she at first decided was one to avoid owing to his own brand of good-natured mischief. However, in high school, he invited her to a youth activity at the Methodist... Donald Roscoe Anderson 1928 — 2022 Donald Roscoe Anderson, our beloved father and grandfather, passed away Sunday December 11, 2022, at age 94. Donald was born September 2, 1928, to Roscoe John Anderson and Anna Seegmiller in St. George, Utah. The eldest of 3 children, he spent his youth on the family farm where he learned to work hard and help others. A lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served a mission in New Zealand. He then went on to serve his country in the United States Air Force but not before marrying his true love, Joy Miller on December 23, 1950, in the Salt Lake Temple. The two lived around the world while he served our country, and their family of 2 began to grow. It would be... Val Rigby Christensen 1935 — 2022 Val Rigby Christensen was born on September 27, 1935, to his parents [Leonard and Jennie Rigby Christensen] in their home in Hooper, Utah. He was raised primarily by his single- parent mother after his father passed away when Val was a young boy. He grew up on the Hooper farm that prepared him for a life of hard work and service to the Lord. His three brothers [Lynn, Leonard Junior, and Allan] and one sister [Eileen] were always positive examples in his life. After graduation from Weber County High School, where he served as Student Body President, he attended Utah State University. He involved himself in many student leadership opportunities at USU before leaving for a mission to Western... Bountiful, Utah Val Rigby Christensen 1935 — 2022 Val Rigby Christensen was born on September 27, 1935, to his parents [Leonard and Jennie Rigby Christensen] in their home in Hooper, Utah. He was raised primarily by his single- parent mother after his father passed away when Val was a young boy. He grew up on the Hooper farm that prepared him for a life of hard work and service to the Lord. His three brothers [Lynn, Leonard Junior, and Allan] and one sister [Eileen] were always positive examples in his life. After graduation from Weber County High School, where he served as Student Body President, he attended Utah State University. He involved himself in many student leadership opportunities at USU before leaving for a mission to Western... Dennis Bright 1939 — 2022 It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Dennis A. Bright. Dennis lived life well. He enjoyed his youth in Idaho and made Utah his home with Kaye Daniels (his wife of 62 years). Dennis the proud father of Michelle, Jaren and Eric (Cicely) and is lovingly known as Papa to his grandchildren Lindsay (Ian), Kailey (Cody), Caden, Kai, Keegan, Cooper, Sylvie, and seven great-grandchildren Dax, Jonah, Tess, Crew, Evie, Laynee, and Daisy. His love for family was deep and abiding. Dennis was preceded in death by his son Jaren, parents Bud and Eddie, a sister Kim and brothers Barry and Darris. A more detailed life sketch and photos of Dennis can be found at... Dennis Bright 1939 — 2022 It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Dennis A. Bright. Dennis lived life well. He enjoyed his youth in Idaho and made Utah his home with Kaye Daniels (his wife of 62 years). Dennis the proud father of Michelle, Jaren and Eric (Cicely) and is lovingly known as Papa to his grandchildren Lindsay (Ian), Kailey (Cody), Caden, Kai, Keegan, Cooper, Sylvie, and seven great-grandchildren Dax, Jonah, Tess, Crew, Evie, Laynee, and Daisy. His love for family was deep and abiding. Dennis was preceded in death by his son Jaren, parents Bud and Eddie, a sister Kim and brothers Barry and Darris. A more detailed life sketch and photos of Dennis can be found at... Bountiful, Utah Connie Chugg Albretsen 1934 — 2022 Connie Chugg Albretsen, (87) passed away, Sunday morning, March 27, 2022, at Whisper Cove Assisted Living in Kaysville, Utah. Growing up in Providence, Utah, Connie was the eleventh child of thirteen children born to William Duard and Lillie Frederick Chugg. Her father died due to injuries from a fall while trying to repair a hay fork in his parent's barn when she was six years old. Her mother suffered from rhematic heart disease, so Connie and her sisters learned early on to do the household chores and help with cooking. After graduating from South Cache High School in 1952, Connie worked for Dr. Merrill Daines as a medical assistant while caring for her mother and family home. When her... Bountiful, Utah Barbara Thompson Dorigatti 1940 — 2021 Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister, wife and friend, Barbara Thompson Dorigatti, passed away peacefully in the morning of December 18, 2021, in North Salt Lake, Utah, after a brave struggle with Lewy Bodies Dementia. Barbara was born February 3, 1940 in Pocatello Idaho to Walter Iver Thompson and Mary Goodman Thompson. She was one of three children, having an older sister Gloria, and a younger brother Walter Jay. Barbara spent her childhood and youth growing up in Richmond, Utah, where her great grandfather, William Thompson, was an original settler. Barbara graduated from North Cache High School in 1958, where she was Valedictorian and received the coveted...
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