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Evelyn Grace Arnold


Evelyn Grace (Gloeckner) Arnold, 92, a residence of Layton, Utah, died Tuesday, October 14, 2014, of natural causes, at the Legacy Village in Layton.

Evelyn was born on January 20, 1922, in Pomeroy, Ohio, the daughter of George and Grace Gloeckner. She was the youngest of three children, her older brother John, and her sister Reva May. She graduated from East Mifflin High School near Gahanna, OH. During World War II, she worked in the Boeing bomber factory in Columbus, OH.

She met David Smith Arnold at Fort Benning, GA. They married August 23, 1947, at Fort Lewis, WA. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on June 22, 1953. They lived in Germany, Japan, and a number of states while her husband served in the US Army. When he retired from the army, they moved to Canoga Park, CA, and raised their children. After he retired from his second career in aerospace software engineering, she and her husband settled in Springville, UT, where she lived for about 16 years.

She was a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and enjoyed sharing the gospel with others. She served in many church callings including the Primary and Relief Society. She loved family history work, and had previously been a worker at the Provo Temple.

She is survived by Geoff and Linda Arnold, Daphne and Rick Wells, Matt and Clareen Arnold, and Bruce and Cydney Arnold, and numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Services will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014, at the LDS Chapel at 439 South Canyon Road, Springville, UT. The viewing begins at 10:00 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 11:00. The interment will be at the Provo City Cemetery immediately following the service.

Meg Ullock

Meg Ullock passed away on October 7, 2014. She was born to Abraham and Jeanette Whitmore Ullock. Meg grew up in Springville, Utah where she excelled in a variety of sports and activities. She received her Master’s Degree from the University of Utah. Meg worked in several school districts in the Salt Lake area throughout her career.

She enjoyed traveling and was able to travel to many places throughout the world. She lived a fascinating life and will be missed. A graveside service will be held at the Springville Evergreen Cemetery on Wednesday, October 15 at 11:00 am.

Betty Ann Furse Johnson


Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend was called home to her Heavenly Father on October 12, 2014 She will be greatly missed but has left us with loving memories.

She was born on August 11, 1927 to Alfred Cecil and Clarissa Saunders Furse, in West Jordan Utah. She married her live time sweetheart, Jack L. Johnson on May 1, 1946. Jack and Ann made their home in West Jordan for several years before moving to Springville to raise their children.

Ann is survived by her husband Jack L Johnson; 4 sons, Danny L. Johnson, Larry (Debbi) Johnson, Keith L. Johnson and Boyd (Sherry) Johnson; 2 daughters Sheryl (Charles)Taylor (AZ)and Julie Kovatch. She has 16 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, all of her 11 siblings and her son-in-law Charles Taylor.

She loved to travel to their winter home in Arizona where they enjoyed the warmed of good weather and good friends. Ann loved camping, antiques and barbershop music. Her husband, Jack performed with a barbershop quarter and choir for several years and Ann loved to go with him to enjoy the music and companionship of others. She was an avid garage sale buff for many years. She had a knack of making something from nothing. We love you mom.

Thanks to the nurses from “Hearts for Hospice”, Trinity Care Center and our new little sister, Angie.

Friends and family may join us in wishing Ann goodbye Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at the Wheeler Mortuary 211 E 200 S Springville, Utah from 6-8 p.m. Graveside services will be Thursday, October 16, 2014 at the Bluffdale Cemetery 14205 S. Redwood Road, Bluffdale, Utah at 11:00 a.m.

Kevin Lynn Eppich

Kevin Lynn Eppich, a man of outstanding goodness, age 62, died on October 11, 2014 in Provo, Utah of interstitial lung disease. He was born on May 4, 1952 in Ogden, Utah to Don C and Marilyn Jane Davidson Eppich.

Kevin lived in Ogden until he was 15 and then his family moved to Mountain Green, Utah. He excelled in school especially math and graduated as salutatorian from Morgan High School in 1971. He competed in wrestling and golf while at Morgan High School and had many close friends.

Kevin married Cindy Lee Harward in the Manti LDS temple on December 10, 1977 and together they welcomed and reared four daughters and one son; Marci [Daniel] Smyth, Provo, Cassy [Brayden] McBride, Spanish Fork, Clark [Brecklyn] Eppich, St. George, Chari [Michael] Hazlett, Spanish Fork and Karli [Garret] Shields, Lehi. They have 14 grandchildren who Kevin loved to be around.

He loved our Heavenly Father and had a deeply-rooted testimony of the Savior. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Dusseldorf, Germany 1971-1973. Through his life, he served in many capacities in the LDS Church, and was currently serving as first counselor in the Springville Dry Creek Stake presidency.

He graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in math education and received a master’s degree from Utah State University in secondary education. He taught math for 36 years—28 years at North Sevier High School and 8 at Provo High School–earning many teaching accolades over his career.

Kevin loved to golf, travel, camp, family traditions, and always took his wife on a weekly date. Through his career he coached high school wrestling, cross-country and golf. He enjoyed being around the youth—especially serving with the Boy Scouts and was awarded the Silver Beaver in 1994.

Kevin is survived by his wife Cindy, their children and grandchildren, sister, Melanie Eppich, Ogden, Kelly Eppich, Studio City, CA, Kerry [Sheri] Eppich, Layton and many other extended family members. His parents, a brother Kimm, his grandparents, Ernest and Ida Davidson, Leonard and Sarah Eppich and his father-in-law Gaylord Harward, preceded him in death.

A viewing will be held Tuesday, October 14 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E 200 S, Springville, Utah and Wednesday, October 15, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Springville Dry Creek Stake Center, 1100 W 900 S Springville. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Springville Dry Creek Stake Center. Burial will be in Ogden, Utah at Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street.

Jared Ephraim Badger

“Loving son, brother, father and friend”

Jared Badger passed away on Monday October 6, 2014.  He was born on February 3, 1977 in Provo, UT to Catherine and Farrell Badger of Mapleton Utah.

Jared was the oldest of 11 children.  He grew up in Springville, Utah where he had many wonderful friends.  He served an LDS mission to Lithuania.  He married Megan Killpack in the Manti Temple and was later divorced.  Jared was a devoted father to his two identical twin daughters Lauren (13) and Leanna (13) Badger, lovingly referred to as the ‘chiclets’.

Jared lived in Midvale, Utah where he made a career doing what he excelled at in computer infrastructure and security. He was employed as the Senior IT Director of Infrastructure at Progressive Financial.  He had a brilliant mind that allowed him to pick up almost any knowledge with ease. His days of formal schooling pretty much ended in Junior High even though he occasionally attended high school and Brigham Young University. An entire night reading complex technical books was his preferred method of learning. In the missionary training center others would wonder how he was learning Lithuanian without much study. He mastered it and prided himself on a near native accent. He also picked up piano the same way. Jared lived his life to the fullest as he pursued diverse passions from family history, to rock climbing, computers, astronomy and camping along with many others. He also just completed the St. George Marathon this last weekend. He traveled extensively including trips to Africa, Brazil, Ireland, and Jamaica among others.

Jared is survived by his parents, Catherine and Farrell Badger, and his two daughters Lauren and Leanna Badger along with his ten younger siblings — Anna (Daniel) Seelos, Amy (Brent) Hedquist, Ryan Badger, Rachel (Patrick) Roundy, Jesse (Toni) Badger, Aaron (HaLee) Badger, Laurel (Dan) Kidd, Joel Badger, Ammon Badger, and Heather Badger.  He is also survived by 10 adoring nieces and nephews — with three on the way.

The funeral will be held on Saturday, October 11th, 2014, 11:00 am at the Heritage LDS Chapel on 1600 N. Main Street in Mapleton, Utah.  Family and friends may visit prior to the funeral from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. The family wishes to thank all for their outpouring of love and support. It has been invaluable. They would like to request that you email memories and pictures to memoriesofjaredbadger@gmail.com.

Colby Richard Spencer Green

June 16th 1992 – October 4th 2014

Colby Richard Spencer Green, born on June 16 1992 missed his grandma dearly so on October 4th he went to meet her, and walk together onto their journey.

My little Colby cheese leaves behind his mom Dixie, his step dad Tim, his little big brother Corbin with Stephanie, his favorite little sister Cailyn, his friend aunt Marty, his grandpa Doug, grandpa Richard, a few extra little sisters, and many many family members, and friends.

Colby had a soft spot for his dogs, they knew when they were in trouble Colby would be there to hide them. He enjoyed playing guitar with his grandpa Doug, and was very proud of himself when he could sneak up behind someone and scare the daylights out of them. He loved all things scary, and this time of year was his favorite.

Colby was studying Forensic science, and loved to show all us old people how to work our computers and cell phones. He was always cheerful, and enjoyed showing people new things. We will miss so very much.

Grandma, hold our boy so very very tight until we see you again.

His family would like to thank everyone who loved and supported him.

A viewing will be held Wednesday the 8th from 6-8pm at Wheeler Mortuary in Springville.

John Carter Rell Preston

PH PrestonJohn Carter Rell Preston, 62, returned peacefully to our Heavenly Father on October 4, 2014 after a valiant battle with Parkinson’s Disease.  John was loved by many and always found ways to love and serve others.   He was an amazing husband, father, brother, son, grandpa, uncle, cousin and friend.  His passing has left a hole in many hearts.

He was born on April 23, 1952 in Dragerton, Utah to John Carter Preston and Loretta Anderson. John graduated from Springville High School in 1970 where he met the love of his life, “Jo Jo”, JoNan Farrer.  They were married on August 1, 1970 and later sealed in the Provo, Utah LDS temple.  JoNan was blessed to call him hers for 44 years.

John was a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He served faithfully in numerous callings and especially loved working with the youth.  He was a true example of faith and love to all who met him.

His passion for hard work led him to the construction industry where he worked for 42 years.  He met many of his dearest friends while working at Western Quality Concrete and Geneva Rock Products.

He was an avid outdoorsman and looked for any excuse to spend time with his family in the mountains.  He loved to go camping, fishing, and hunting.  He also enjoyed riding horses, snowmobiles, and four-wheelers.  He spent many hours golfing with family and friends.  Many of our most treasured memories were made at the family cabin in Fairview and camping at the Book Cliffs.

He is survived by his loving wife, JoNan, and their children; Nicole (Dallan) Walker, Mena (Regan) Palfreyman, Tina (James) Nackos, Cristy (Jon) Bird, Cody (Kara) Preston, April (Shaun) Briggs, Cassie (Scott) Ferguson, Cami (Nate) Heywood.  He leaves behind his cherished 28 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  He is also survived by his father John Carter Preston and his 4 siblings; Jeff (Diane) Preston, Alan (Machelle) Preston, Mike (Teresa) Preston, and Carol (Richard) Richins. He is preceded in death by his mom, Loretta Anderson, and many others who welcomed him home with open arms.

We offer a sincere thank you to the medical staff, friends and family who cared for him over the past few years.

A memorial fund has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank in his name.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the LDS Chapel at 1600 N. Main in Mapleton.  There will be a viewing held Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 82 W. 400 N, Mapleton and Thursday at the church one hour prior to the services.  Interment will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.

John Virl Tanner

John Virl Tanner, of Springville, UT passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on the morning of Saturday, October 4, 2014 after a valiant battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.

John was born on May 21, 1951 to Virl Kay and Ruth Ellen (Clinger) Tanner in San Diego, California. Growing up, John delighted in playing and exploring the fields and ravines around his childhood home. He enjoyed the beach, ocean, and surfing.  He loved spending time with his parents, family and friends discussing the Gospel, laying a firm foundation for his strong testimony in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

John moved to Provo, Utah in 1972 to pursue his career in plumbing, where he met his “beautiful eternal sweetheart,” Dayna Christine Green.  John and Dayna were married in the Los Angeles Temple on July 27, 1973. During their life together, living between California and Utah, they raised 9 children, Joshua (Abbey) Tanner, Aubrey (Marek) Cerny, Dayna K. (Kavika) Kauo, Jacob (Jennifer) Tanner, Joseph (Zsaneen) Tanner, John B. (Kirby) Tanner, Lizzy Tanner, Emily (Seth) Larsen, and Matthew Tanner. John’s nephew, Ethan Nobbs was like a son; the Tanner family would be incomplete without him. John ingrained in his children the love he had for camping, hiking, and the outdoors by making the time to take his family on great adventures and sharing his love for God’s creations.  He taught his children the power of prayer and testimony and it was his greatest desire that they learn to love the Lord.

John was blessed with 17 grandchildren who love their “Papa T.” He was always sure to let them know how much he loved them. He took the time to make sure they were individually significant in their own way.  They greatly enjoyed his “good stories,” funny jokes, and BIG Papa Bear hugs and kisses.

He worked at BYU’s Mechanical Shop as Master Plumber and Assistant Supervisor for over 30 years.  He felt it a blessing to work there and truly cared for his collogues and cherished their friendship. John loves his Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ. He faithfully served in many capacities in the LDS church, and shared his testimony often with those around him. He especially enjoyed serving with the youth.  Hundreds of young men will long remember hiking, camping, canoeing, snowmobiling, four wheeling, or boating trips with Brother/Bishop Tanner.  But most of all they will remember his love and testimony.

John sincerely loved ‘his neighbor’ and genuinely shared this love through his words and gentle compassion.  He always took time to talk with and help those around him.  When he was no longer able to leave his  home, he made phone calls to check on friends and neighbors to make sure they were doing okay.  He was a faithful home teacher and fulfilled his last phone visits just a few days before he passed away.

John is preceded in death by his sister Geraldine and his parents. He will be greatly missed by his wife, children, grandchildren; Xander, Chloe, Jr, Kipa, Lehua, Kekoaali’I, Michael, Simeon, River, Rain, Echo, Keir, Myla, Lulu, Leo, Iris, and Penny, extended family and friends.

In short, John was a simple, good man of great faith. He was a big, humble man with strong hands and a kind heart. John recognized the good in everyone he met, and without hesitation, reached out to those in need. His parting words to family and friends were always, “I love you.”  We love you too, John, and know you are yet loving and serving beyond our sight, but certainly not beyond our eternal view.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 3:00 pm at the Kolob Fourth Ward Chapel, 2557 Dalton Dr. Springville, UT. Friends may visit with the family Tuesday evening, October 7, 2014, from 6:00 8:00 pm at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E 200 S Springville, UT and Wednesday afternoon from 1:45 – 2:45 pm at the church. Interment will be at the Evergreen Cemetery in Springville, UT.

In lieu of flowers, John requested you donate to the LDS mission fund.

Susan Ann Dondero Wood


Susan Ann Dondero Wood passed away unexpectedly in the arms of her sweetheart at the age of 57 on Thursday, October 2, 2014, in Springville, Utah. She had struggled valiantly against cancer for a number of years and had recently undergone major surgery with unforeseen complications. Born on December 3, 1956, in Kansas City, Missouri, she was the oldest of three children born to Pete and Nancy Dixon Dondero.

Growing up in Indio, California, she graduated from Indio High School in 1975 with honors and later obtained a Bachelor’s degree at Brigham Young University in elementary education. Her personal education was further broadened with student abroad programs in Europe and the Holy Land.

She met the love of her live in high school, starting with guitar lessons that later became free, and with her contagious smile and engaging personality she initiated a relationship that would last forever. After a period of dating and then waiting for him to complete his missionary service in Argentina, she married Kyle Blaine Wood in the Los Angeles temple on June 15, 1979.

As a convert to the LDS faith she had a strong testimony of the gospel and a great love for the Savior. She was always quick to volunteer for service projects and helping others in need. She served in the Relief Society Presidency and the Young Women’s programs as well as teaching in Primary and being involved in Scouting.

Her great passion in life centered upon her family and there were endless family activities including birthday parties, barbecues, reunions, vacations to Disneyland and the California beaches. With her husband she faithfully transported the children to soccer matches, gymnastic meets, and music recitals. She loved dressing her grandchildren in matching outfits and playing games with them, and there were never enough family pictures in her home. Her affinity for taking pictures undoubtedly stemmed from the many years she worked at Snelsons Photo in Springville. In addition to her photo shooting, Susan had an avid interest in reading and engaging her mom in competitive card games. She especially enjoyed early morning jogs or walks with her husband Kyle. Hers was a purpose driven life, she lived it to the fullest, and she will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.

She is survived by her husband of thirty-five years, her mother Nancy Dondero, her brother David Dondero of Mi-wuk Village, California, and her four children Shannon (Jared) Burton of Saratoga Springs, Utah; Melissa (Christopher) Olson of Payson, Utah; Catelynn (Toby) Gulley of Spanish Fork, Utah; Tyler Wood of Provo, Utah, and her five grandchildren, Jamison, Avery, Jack, Griffin, and Emelia. She was preceded in death by her father Pete Dondero and a sister Laura Dondero.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 6, 2014 in the LDS 2 Ward Chapel, 1785 East 400 South, Springville at 11 a.m. Viewings will be held Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 East 200 South, Springville, UT, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Interment will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery, 1997 South 400 East.

Ray Keith Daybell

1939 – 2014

Ray Keith Daybell, age 74, Springville, passed away Friday September 26, 2014. He was born October 17, 1939 in Provo, Utah to Lloyd Keith Daybell and Rosalie Bjarnson Daybell. He graduated Springville High School 1957. He married Eloise Blanchard on September 21, 1961 in the Manti LDS Temple.

When he was 11 years old his father was killed. He worked hard from that time on for farmers and a dairy, GATX, and Geneva as a boilermaker and retired in 2001. He had many interests, hobbies, and close friends. He was the kindest, most generous, honest, humble, and loving person you ever knew. He was genuinely one of a kind. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Eloise, and 5 children: Mary Jane Hansen (Jeff) of Spanish Fork; Susan Perry (Tom); Steven Ray Daybell (Lisa); Frank Ray Daybell (Angie); and Linda Daybell, all of Springville. Also by his brothers, Lanny Daybell and Jack Daybell, sister, Judy Robertson, his 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and dog, Sadie. Preceded in death by his parents and his granddaughter, Julie Marie Hansen.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday September 30, 2014 at 11 am at the Hobble Creek West Stake House Chapel located at 555 South 600 East in Springville (Averett Avenue). Friends and family may call Monday evening from 6 to 8 pm at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 East 200 South in Springville, or Tuesday at the church one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.

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