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Connor Benjamin Thredgold

1995 – 2014

Connor Benjamin Thredgold, 19, Springville, Utah, passed away peacefully along with his missionary companion on August 22, 2014 while serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Taiwan Taipei Mission. Connor was born May 9, 1995 in Mesa, Arizona to Gregory Brian Thredgold and Cindy Kay Smith-Thredgold.

Connor loved the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Arizona Cardinals. He enjoyed basketball, football, mountain biking, hiking, camping, backpacking, shotgun shooting, off-roading, and driving his 1983 Chevy Truck, “Old Blue”. He would buy RC Cars, repair them, and sell them for a profit as a way to earn extra money for his mission. He did the same with computers.

Connor graduated from Springville High School in 2013. His favorite classes were Welding and Chinese. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout. His favorite Merit Badge was Metal Work.

Connor was called to serve in the Taiwan Taipei Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He entered the MTC on March 5, 2014. He enjoyed his companions and especially loved the people of Taiwan. His big smiles in every photo showed that he truly loved what he was doing. He loved his Father in Heaven and had a burning testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Connor’s Mission President said he was “the boldest missionary he had ever seen.”

Connor is survived by his Mother and Father, and three Brothers: Brian (Alayna Brian) of Tempe, Arizona; Shane (Autaum Monson) of Eagle Mountain, Utah; Brandon (Caitlin Weidinger) of Elberta, Utah; a niece and nephew Aria and Blake Thredgold. Grandparents Lyman T. Smith (Susan Hagen) of Scottsdale, Arizona; and Joan Jane Bogner-Smith of Salt Lake City, Utah, 4 Uncles, 4 Aunts, and 20 cousins. His Grandparents Kevin Thredgold and Donna Taylor-Thredgold, and his precious dogs Bingo and Hinckley preceded Connor in death.

Connor’s Viewing will take place from 6pm to 8pm September 19, 2014 at the Wheeler Mortuary, 211 East 200 South, Springville, Utah. Funeral Services will be held at 11am, September 20th, 2014 at the Springville West Stake Center, 996 West Center Street, Springville, Utah, with a viewing prior to the services from 9:30am to 10:45am.

Interment will be in the Springville City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wheelermortuaries.com

A memorial fund in Connor’s behalf has been set up at any Wells Fargo Bank. The name of the account is the: Elder Connor Thredgold Memorial Fund.

Margaret Elizabeth Schoenstra Bartholomew

1923 ~ 2014

Margaret Elizabeth Schoenstra Bartholomew, age 91 passed away September 10, 2014 at home with her daughter at her side.  She was born August 1, 1923 to Franklin Thomas Thompson Schoenstra and Harriet Marie Quinn in Columbus, Ohio.  She had two brothers, John and Dan; and a sister, Anna.  After graduating from Central High School in Columbus, she joined the United States Navy, serving during WWII.  After she was discharged, she attended Capitol University Conservatory of Music.  She later transferred to BYU and continued to major in music.

She married F Wayne Bartholomew November 5, 1947 in the Salt Lake Temple.  They raised 6 children.  She fulfilled many callings in her ward and stake, had many hobbies: baking, knitting, crocheting, flower arranging and most important of all, watching her grandchildren.  She loved babies and family get togethers and the Gospel.

Margaret is survived by her 6 children: Ann (Doug) Sherwin, Hyrum, UT; Bert (Deb) Preston, ID; Ina (Charles) Welch, Rawlins, WY; Lynn (Maxine) Springville, UT; Dale (Carole) Springville, UT; Gwen (Scott) Dedrickson, Mapleton, UT; 24 grandchildren & 24 great-grandchildren, with more on the way.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne; her parents; brother, John Schoenstra; & sister, Anna Schoenstra.

We would like to express appreciating to her wonderful friends; Shirley, Mickie & Brenda who helped with mom.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Hobble Creek 8th Ward, 2375 E. River Bottom Road, Springville.  Viewings will be held on Monday evening, September 15th at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E 200 S, Springville, UT from 6 – 8 p.m. and Tuesday September 16th at the Hobble Creek 8th Ward from 9:30 – 10:30 prior to the service.

Sabrina Michelle Rasmussen

July 29, 1993 – September 6, 2014

Obit RasmussenSabrina Michelle Rasmussen left us tragically on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 to meet her loved ones who were waiting for her with joyous hearts and open arms.

Sabrina was born to her parents Jon & Beckie in Payson, Utah.  She attended schools in Spanish Fork and Springville and was currently residing in Nephi.

Sabrina “Brina Bear”, “Beenie”, “Beela”, “Sabonnie” had so many nicknames.  Her strong and courageous personality was so stubborn and silly.  We will never forget how she touched all of our lives.

Sabrina had a love of music, fashion, family, friends and the outdoors. Also, camping with family, BBQ’s, birthdays or just getting together throughout the year.  She also loved kids and they loved her, she will be greatly missed by all.

Sabrina was survived by her parents, Jonathan Rasmussen (Lisa Aagard) and Beckie Hulce Webb (Eric); her brother, Colby Rasmussen; nephews Damion & Jaxtin; niece, Madilyn; step-sister, Morgan Webb; step-brothers, Rob & Michael Aagard; grandparents, Phillip & Marsha Rasmussen.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Robert & Ila Ann Hulce; great-grandparents, Rex & Sylvia Sheppard, Harry & Joyce Hulce, Stan & Irene Knight; step-grandmother, Linda Webb.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Hobble Creek West Stake Center, 555 S. 600 E. (Averett Ave.) in Springville.   There will be a viewing held Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E. 200 S., Springville and at the church on Friday one hour prior to the services.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made at Central Bank in Sabrina’s name.

Samuel Bernell McKell


Samuel Bernell McKell (88) passed away on September 1, 2014. Born September 8, 1925 in Spanish Fork, Utah, he was the son of Henry Bernell McKell and Cora Simmons. His siblings were Ruth Elizabeth Alleman, Emma Laurel Barrett, Fred Allen McKell, and Rodney David McKell, all of whom preceded him in death except Rodney David who resides in St. George, Utah.

Sam was proud of his military service in the Navy from 1943-45 in the Philippines. He worked on troop transport vessels. He loved horses, the outdoors and hard work.

Sam spent much of his working life as a heavy highway contractor. He also designed and manufactured a special tool for dozers, for sloping the sides of hills for freeways and home building. He obtained a patent and called it a “slope board.”

He is remembered fondly by his children, grandchildren, extended family and friends as a man with a big smile who cheerfully pitched in to help whenever needed. He will be missed by those here but welcomed by those who have preceded him into the eternities!

Friends and family are invited to a funeral service on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E 200 S, Springville where memory sharing will be welcome. Burial will be in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery with military rites.

Loren Jay Phillips


A Father, teacher, mentor and friend.

SPRINGVILLE, UTAH – Loren Jay Phillips, 82, passed away on September 1, 2014. Loren was born September 16, 1931 in Springville, Utah, to Floyd and Hilda Losser Phillips. Loren was the oldest of three children. His parents lived on a ranch in the left fork of Hobble Creek Canyon, 10 miles east of Springville. Loren spent a busy childhood learning to care for animals, riding horses, herding cattle and sheep, irrigating farm land, and planting and harvesting crops. He attended schools in Springville and graduated from Springville High School in 1949. In high school he was active in the Future Farmers of America, FFA, and exhibited champion Shorthorn beef cattle at many of the major livestock shows in the state. In 1949 he attended Snow College in Ephraim, Utah where he met his future wife, Karma Rasmussen, they were married on October 3, 1952.Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple on March 9, 1953. Loren attended Utah State University in Logan, Utah, where he worked his way through school. He graduated from Utah State in 1953-54 with degrees in Secondary Education – Vocational Agriculture and Animal Husbandry. His minors in mechanics, soil science, and biology served him very well as the Vo-Ag instructor at Springville High School and Junior High School, where he taught for 33 years. In 1970 Loren gained a Masters Degree in Vocational Education from Utah State University.

During Loren’s time as the Vo-Ag instructor at Springville High School, he was also the school’s Future Farmers of America, FFA, advisor. His students gained significant practical experience under his direction, excelling as State and National officers of the FFA, earning many advanced degrees as State and American Farmers. His Parliamentary procedure teams and public speakers received state and national recognition, while his livestock, meats, soils and crops, and dairy judging teams won many state and regional contests and were highly recognized at the national levels. His greatest impact however was the time and effort spent with each individual student working on their agriculture projects. He worked long hours providing insight and assistance to these students 365 days a year.

During the 48 years that Loren was married to Karma, (she proceeded him in death July 15, 2000) he devoted a significant amount of his time to raising his family and running a family farm where championship Duroc pigs were raised and exhibited across the state. He took great joy in teaching many life experiences to his children and grand-children through raising livestock and caring for the animals.

Loren’s true joy in life was being with his family and sharing precious time together. Some of the times that we will never forget are the hunting and fishing trips with him. Dad loved the outdoors and we spent many hours at the family pig farm and at various stock shows through out the state of Utah.

Loren enjoyed fishing, hunting, sports, good food, and good fun. He loved to drive through the mountains when the leaves were in full color. We learned many things from dad which are hard work, honesty, keeping your word, and never doing anything to shame the Phillips name.

Loren married RaNae Allred June 16, 2001. They were blessed to be able to honeymoon in Hawaii, vacation to Eastern Europe together and enjoyed spending time with her two sons, Scott and Kim.

He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many positions of leadership and instruction. He served as a member of the Springville North Stake High Council and as the Bishop of the Springville 9th Ward, Young Men’s President, Laminate Director, Baptistery worker for the Provo Temple for 15 years and Home Teacher. He was also a Springville City Councilman, Springville Water Master, and a 4-H leader for 25 years.

Loren is survived by his brother Don (Sheila) Phillips, McGill, Nevada; wife, RaNae Allred Phillips, Springville, Utah; two sons, Jay (Mary Jo) Phillips, Mountain Home, Idaho; Sheldon Phillips, Yorkville, Illinois; four daughters, Laura (Larry) Stewart, Wellsville, Utah; Corine (Evan) Clark, Springville, Utah; Rachel (Ralph) Cook, Wellsville, Utah; Elvira (Itz Wyatt) Wilson, Gallup, New Mexico. RaNae’s children; Eliene (Cary) Webb, Spanish Fork, Utah; Diane (Brett) Bulow, Payson, Utah; Scott Allred, Springville, Utah; Vickie (Steve) Braun, Payson, Utah; Kim Allred, Springville, Utah; 37 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren with 2 on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents (Floyd and Hilda), wife (Karma), and sister (Carol Phillips George Roberts).

The family wishes to give special thanks to the CNA’s Courtney and Grisel, nurse-Dana from Hospice and all the staff at Parkway Health in Payson, Utah, along with the many long hours of love and care given by his wife, RaNae, and her son, Kim Allred.

Funeral services will be held Monday, September 8, in the Springville Fourth Ward Chapel 996 West Center, Springville at 2:00 p.m. The Viewing will be Sunday, September 7 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Wheeler Mortuary, 211 East 200 South, Springville and at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in the Springville City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wheelermortuaries.com.

Bud Elvin Reid


Our beloved father, grandfather, husband and friend, Bud Elvin Reid, passed away peacefully at his home in Payson, Utah on August 30, 2014 surrounded by loved ones.

He was born on May 31, 1925 in Bloomfield, New Mexico to William Reid and Katherine McDaniel. He is one of thirteen siblings. He married Chlodene Margaret Swapp on December 1, 1950. They were blessed with three sons, Robert, Willie, and Matt. His sweet wife, Chlodene passed away on September 10, 2000. He later married Jean Eddins on February 23, 2002.

Bud proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He had a love for farming and taught us all to be hard-working, honest and the value of serving others. He will be truly missed.

He is survived by his wife Jean, three sons: Robert (Judy); Willie (Shauna); Matt (Rylee); step daughter: Francine Anderson (Brandon); 12 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Chlodene Margaret Swapp Reid.

The family thanks ICare Home Health and Hospice for their very kind and gentle care of Bud. The family also extends a very special thank you to hospice nurse, Janine, for her gentle and loving care of Bud during his final hours.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Sept. 8th at the West Mountain 4th ward church located at 5237 West 10400 South, Payson at 11:00 a.m. Family and friends may call from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7th at the West Mountain 4th ward church or from 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, 1997 South 400 East, Springville.

Darlene Price North

1934 ~ 2014 PH North

Darlene Price North passed away peacefully surrounded by her family September 1, 2014. She was born in Center Creek, Utah on November 16, 1934 to James William and Levenia Gibson Price. Raised on a farm in Center Creek she learned to work hard at an early age. She met the love of her life Calvin M. North her senior year at Wasatch High School. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple June 16, 1953 after graduation. They lived in Heber for several years and then they moved to Springville, Utah where they raised their 4 children. Darlene was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved sports and spent countless hours watching her children and grandchildren play ball. She was their biggest fan never missing a game, a dance or music recital, or any of their other events. Darlene was an avid seamstress making countless quilts and pillowcases for family and friends. She worked at Barbizon and Central Utah Clinic in the billing department. She served in many callings in the church. She especially loved the time she spent in young women. She and Cal moved to St. George in 1994 to retire. Together they enjoyed camping at their cabins in the Uintahs and Star Valley, playing games, traveling, and especially the time they spent with family and friends. Darlene had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to tease. Everyone she met soon became a close friend because of her kind heart and compassion. One of the highlights of her life was serving a mission with Cal at the Family History Center in St. George. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sisters Nellie North, Glenna Wilson, and her brother Jack Price. She is survived by her children; William (Teri), Michael (Michelle), John (Mary), Kalene Velardi (Ron); 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; her sister Rita Wilson, sister-in-law Lois Price, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bob and Myrna Kowallis. The family would especially like to thank everyone at the Victorian House in Levan, Utah and the Lake Ridge Senior Living Center in Orem for the kind and loving care they gave our mother. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Wheeler Mortuary 211 East 200 South in Springville, Utah. A visitation will be held at the mortuary prior to the services from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Interment will be in the Midway Cemetery at 600 West 500 South, Midway, Utah.

Vasco Ray Taylor


Vasco Ray Taylor, 78, of Mapleton, Utah, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on August 29, 2014 in Provo, Utah. Ray was born in Freedom, Utah on July 26, 1936 to Alden Ray Taylor and Koa Ellen Lazenby.

He graduated from Ely (Nevada) High school and continued on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology with High Honors and a Master’s Degree from the University of Utah.

Ray was married to Mary Erickson on June 22, 1961 in the Salt Lake Temple. They were married for 53 years. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings; including two missions, one in Frankfurt Germany, from 1956 to 1959 and the other he served with his wife at the Family History Training Center in Provo Utah.

Ray worked as a Research Meteorologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Satellite and Information Service for 31 years. He enjoyed bird watching, astronomy, stamp and coin collecting, reading, learning new things, and discovering new places on travels with his family.

Ray is survived by his wife, two children, Alden Ray (Andrea Rachelle) Taylor and Katrina Lyn (Wm. Craig) Nebeker, seven grandchildren, a sister, Lynn (Phil) Mason, and other family and friends.Ray is preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Donna, and her husband Melvin Bonsteel, and nephew Clayton Bonsteel.

The family appreciates all of the love and support from friends and loved ones.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 6th at 11:30 am, at the Mapleton Utah Stake Center, 970 N 400 E, in Mapleton, Utah. Viewings will be held at 6-8 pm, Friday, September 5th at Wheeler Mortuary, 82 W 400 N, in Mapleton, Utah, and also one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will be at the Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 E. 4580 S., Salt Lake City.

Priscilla June Blake Haines


Priscilla June Blake Haines, 85, Mapleton, Utah, passed away peacefully from causes incident to aging on Monday, September 1, 2014 surrounded by her husband and all of her children.

Born on April 2, 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Lauretta (Dolliver) Blake. She met her husband Lawrence (Larry) on a young adult ski trip. They were married on June 3, 1950 in Winchester, Massachusetts.

In 1959, Priscilla was introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by long-time friend Ellen Bates. She and Larry were baptized November 28, 1959. On July 3, 1962 they were sealed in the Logan, Utah Temple.

While a full-time mom with 5 children at home, Priscilla received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Brigham Young University on April 17, 1987.

Priscilla enjoyed traveling the world with her husband and friends. She was a sought out expert in the field of Genealogy. When not investigating her family lines, she spent her time teaching others how to do family research. At her passing she served as Deputy Governor of the Utah Chapter of the Mayflower Society and as an Assistant to the Edward Doty Society Board.

Priscilla delighted in needle work and cross-stitch; she took great pride in her family and knitted or crocheted Christmas stockings for all of her children and grandchildren. She was a fierce competitor and loved playing board games and cards with friends and family.

An active member of the Church, she served many different positions drawing on her unique ability to instantly connect with others turning strangers into friends within minutes. From July 1, 1993 to June 30, 1996 she served as Mission Mom along with her husband (the Mission President) in the Cebu Philippines mission.

Priscilla is survived by her husband Larry; sons, William (Nancy), Robert (Jeanne), Bradford (Kelly), Brent (Julia), and Christopher (Rachael); daughters, Susan (Randy), Sandra (Kendall), Linda (Steven), Darelyn (William), and foster daughter Carol (Richard); 71 grandchildren and spouses, 52 great grandchildren and spouses. She was preceded in death by her foster son Daniel Salabiye and grandchildren Chyenne, Zander, Casey, and Taylor.

The family will receive friends and relatives for a viewing at 6:00 to 8:00 PM September 4, 2014 at Wheeler Mortuary (82 West 400 North, Mapleton, Utah) and for funeral services beginning at 11:00 AM Friday, September 5, 2014 at the Mapleton White Church (31 West Maple Street, Mapleton, Utah). Priscilla will be laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery in Springville, Utah.

Lovell Lorenzo Buchanan


After a brief struggle with cancer, Lovell Lorenzo (Buck) Buchanan passed away quietly on August 27, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Audria (Matheson), of 41 years and his children Stacey, James, and Catherine. He is also survived by his children from a previous marriage, Danne, Lisa, Laura, Linda, and Louise as well as his sister Betty Parker. He had 23 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Lovell Alan. Buck was strong and courageous with a firm testimony of The Plan of Happiness. He will be greatly missed. Services will begin at 11 am on Saturday August 30, 2014 at Jordan Willows Stake Center 2151 W. Grays Dr, Lehi, UT. Interment will take place immediately afterwards in the Springville City Cemetery at 400 South 200 West.

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