Born in March, 1932 in Springville to Allie M. and Charlotte Jensen. LaRayne grew up in Springville and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She married Don F. Hansen on July 14, 1950 together they had three sons Michael D., Kelly J., Cary Dale.
LaRayne was preceded in death by husband Don F. Hansen, parents, siblings Bernice Rowe, Lucille Ollerton, Melva Houser. Survived by her three sons Michael D. (Lori), Kelly J., and Cary Dale (Debbie deceased) 9 grand- children, 20 great-grand children.
Her hobbies included camping, dancing, day rides in the car, visiting friends and family, sporting events and other activities that involved her children, grand-children and great-grand children. LaRayne was an avid BYU Fan.
The family would like to thank all the close friends, neighbors, family members that made moms life so rich over the years.
A viewing will be held Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm prior to the services at 1:00 pm. Both functions will be held at the Springville First Ward at 600 East 245 South, Springville. Burial will take place at Springville Evergreen Cemetery located at 1997 South 400 East, Springville, Utah.
The Family would also like to thank the staffs of First Choice Health Care and Hospice and Bel Aire Senior Living for their loving care of mom.
We would also like to thank the Springville First Ward for their kind and endless service.
Charles Don Thorn, born August 5, 1943, died March 3, 2014; son of J. Roe and Lydia Thalman Thorn. He started and finished his life living at 391 East 800 South, Springville, Utah in the home built by his great grandfather O. B. Huntington.
“You get up in the morning and kick the ball, and when you feel you can’t kick it anymore, you do it anyway.”
This oft stated motto and his propensity to act led him to success in the leasing industry for over twenty-five years and through his twenty-eight year battle with Parkinson’s disease.
His legacy is carried on through his wife, Joanne Thorn, and children, Angela Randolph (Daniel), Mathew Thorn (Vikki), Justin Thorn (Kathy), Ben Thorn, Trent Thorn (Christi), Lydia Taylor (Nate), Corinne Jensen (Jeff), and Clint Thorn (Marissa), twenty-seven grandchildren, and the families of his siblings – Roger Thorn, Maris Grotegut, Ray Thorn and Chris Thorn.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the LDS Chapel at 840 S 400 E, Springville, UT. Viewings will be held on Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E 200 S, Springville and Saturday, 1 hour prior to the services at the church. Burial will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers an account has been set up in memory of Chuck Thorn. Contact Key Bank at (801) 238-5300.
Garth L Johnson born August 15, 1960 died February 28, 2014. Garth was raised in Mapleton Utah. Married Judy Kindred from Fillmore Utah, June 16, 1984, sealed in the Provo LDS Temple June 16, 2008. Garth loved his 2 children, Megan & Seth very much. Garth had 3 grandchildren Braxton, Aspin (Whom he delivered on the mountain) and Cheyenne, all whom he adores.
He loved the outdoors. Hunting was his favorite enjoyment. He had many hunting and fishing stories His children followed in his footsteps in learning how to hunt & fish spending many hours together doing so.
Garth had health problems that cause much pain and suffering. But with his strong faith and testimony of the gospel he was able to endure. We know he is finally pain free and preparing the way to be with his family again.
He served in the in the US Army and Utah National Guard.
Garth is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Megan (Terry) Strasburg and Seth; Grandchildren, Braxton, Aspin, and Cheyenne all of Springville; His brother Jeff (Yvonne) of Santaquin; his father Elmo of Bicknell and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother, Lenna.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Kolob 5th Ward, 2557 Dalton Dr, Springville, UT. Viewings will be held on Tuesday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E 200 S, Springville, and Wednesday, 1 hour prior to the services at the church. Burial will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.
Ruby Sandberg Wiseman, age 85, slipped away February 27, 2014 in Provo, Utah. Ruby was born in Sacramento, California on December 4, 1928 to Peter Refell and Luzella Hamilton. She was the eighth of nine children. She married August Mervin “Sandy” Sandberg on December 30, 1946 in the LDS Logan Temple. They had been married for more than 53 years when Sandy passed away in March of 1999. On September 30, 2000, Ruby married Thomas Wiseman.
Ruby was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was an excellent seamstress and presented children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren with gifts of handmade clothing and/or quilts. She was also an accomplished artist and gardener. Additionally, Ruby loved genealogy and spent many hours tracking ancestors and assisting in genealogical efforts. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many positions within the church.
Ruby is survived by Thomas Wiseman and four children from her earlier marriage: Linda Norton of Pleasant Grove, Utah; Craige (Karen) Sandberg of Lehi, Utah; Terresa Krum of Sacramento, California and Michael (Leah) Sandberg of Adin, California; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. In addition, Ruby is survived by her sisters Donna Johnson and Minnie Aton as well as many nieces and nephews. Ruby was preceded in death by first husband August “Sandy” Sandberg, her parents, six siblings and one great grandchild (Shayli Stucki).
Graveside services were held Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Fair Oaks Cemetery, 7780 Olive Avenue, Fair Oaks, California.
Paige Lynnaé Fairbanks, passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2014. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the LDS Chapel at 2491 South Dalton Drive, Springville, UT. Friends may call at a viewing on Thursday, from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the church, prior to the services. Burial will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.
Our dear mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Doris Ileen Wall passed away at home surrounded by her family on February 20, 2014 due to complications of a stroke.
Ileen was born December 10, 1933 to Glenn and Thelma Diamond of Springville, Utah. She was the oldest of 7 children and shared many happy memories at the homestead in Hobble Creek Canyon. Ileen married the love of her life, Venell Fredrick Wall on October 11, 1952. They were married 61 years and were sealed for all time and eternity in the Mani Temple. Ileen was an avid and accomplished artist, cook, seamstress, and crafter. Ileen worked at Sygnetics Corporation in quality assurance and later in life at Pieced Goods, a craft and material store, where she shared her creative talents and passions with others.
Ileen’s greatest legacy was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. For almost a decade, Ileen created personalized handmade cards for each of them every month, sending over 300 cards a year. Ileen lit up a room with her funny, quick wit and contagious laughter. She also showed great compassion and service to others, and dedicated many hours to the LDS Relief Society. She was a collector of bird houses and the works of Thomas Kinkade.
Ileen joined her eternal companion, Venell with only a short two month separation. She was reunited with her parents; her daughter Pat; granddaughters Rebecca and Jessica; and her three brothers; Dale, Don, and Ross Diamond. Ileen is survived by her two children & their spouses; Diane & Alvin Castro, Rodney & Tami Wall, 12 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grand children; sisters; Shirley (Dean) Vincent, Beverly Whitney, Wilma (Loren) Sleight & sister-in-law; Betty Diamond.
Funeral services will be held Monday, February 24, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the LDS Church at 860 E. 200 N., Springville with a viewing held from 12:00p.m. to 12:45p.m., prior to the services. Burial will take place in Santaquin City Cemetery. The family would like to thank all those who have been by our side during the past few months, including Spring Creek 6th Ward and Symbii Hospice and their exceptional staff.
Our treasured mother, grandmother and dear friend, Anita Marie Currie Christensen passed away Thursday, February 20th, just eleven days after her 78th birthday.
Mom was born February 9, 1936 to Mary Belle Thompson and John “Jack” Currie in Vancouver, Washington. At the age of 16, Anita began what would become a life-long career as a meat-wrapper. She worked at several stores over her lifetime, the longest and most recent being 20+ years at Reams in Springville, whose employees were her second family. She was an extremely hard-worker and was, in fact working just days before being admitted to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center for heart complications. The focus of her life was always her family, including hurrying home to care for her youngest granddaughters, Amanda and Emily.
Anita was a dedicated servant to her Heavenly Father, family and community. She loved making pies, baking thousands of them over the years. As a band mom she traveled from coast to coast, making delicious scones and thousands of suckers in order to raise funds to help band members make the trips. She attended countless softball, baseball, basketball, volleyball and soccer games, supporting and cheering on her grandchildren.
As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Anita was a teacher in the Primary and loved seeing the bright happy faces of the children. She was always ready with a hug or two for each child. She was a participating member, for several years of the Springville Kiwanis. Anita loved the outdoors, especially camping where many games of Yahtzee were played and countless fish were reeled in. We are excited for her to rejoin her very special dad at a favorite fishing hole.
Anita is survived by her daughters, Atina (Paul) Wilson, Spanish Fork; Jina Tibbetts, Springville; daughter-in-law, Sharron Christensen, Salem; sons, Randy (Lisa) Christensen, Payson; Michael (Ruth) Christensen, Provo, Sister-in-law Deanna (Gordon) Hodgson; Springville, 31 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather, Harold Swanson; husband, Eldon Earl Christensen, toddler sister, Patricia Evelyn Currie and one son, Steven Lynn Christensen.
The family would like to sincerely thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Utah Valley Regional Medical Center for their compassionate and respectful care and support of both Anita and her family members.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the LDS Chapel at 350 North 400 East, Springville, UT. Viewings will be held on Sunday evening, Feb 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E 200 S, Springville and Monday one hour prior to the services at the church. Burial will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.
John L. Swenson Jr. was born July 2, 1918 the second child and oldest son of John Lewis and Naomi James Swenson. He died Feb. 16, 2014 of causes incident to his age. He was born in Tooele, Utah and was a resident of Provo, Utah at the time of his passing.
John spent his childhood years on the family ranch near Grace, Idaho. He rode a horse to a one-room schoolhouse for the first 8 years of his education. He was the only child in his class, and thus was double promoted and made part of a graduating class of 3. Following this modest beginning he was able to travel the world extensively, and visited most of Europe, Scandinavia, and several countries in Africa.
John loved the land. As a child his only desire was to be a farmer, but his parents insisted that he be an educated farmer. He graduated from BYU with a degree in Agronomy in 1941.
On April 20, 1942 John was offered a job with the soil conservation service in Yakima, Washington. At the time he was dating Verlaine Beardall of Springville. They had been dating since Christmas Day, and decided to marry before John left for Washington. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on April 28, 1942. Verlaine passed away on June 1, 2004.
John worked for the USDA until his retirement on Dec. 31, 1977. After his retirement he worked as a consultant for several companies. He spent one year mapping soils in Tanzania, Africa.
John and Verlaine were blessed with four sons, Allan (Alice), Gary (Brenda), Randy (Lynn), and Hal (Kathy). Allan passed away in 2013, and Randy in 1984. His posterity also includes 19 grandchildren and 52 great grandchildren. He stood as a righteous patriarch over his family, and never faltered in his example.
John was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and served faithfully in many capacities, including Bishop of the Roosevelt Ward and as a counselor in the bishopric and member of the High Council in Springville. John and Verlaine served a mission in the St. George visitor centers, and he was set apart by James E. Faust as the Presiding Elder of the country of Tanzania during the time they lived there.
The family extends sincere appreciation to Brighton Hospice and the staff of Cove Point Retirement Center. Dad was treated with kindness and respect by the people responsible for his care.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Springville Stake Center, 245 S 600 E, Springville, UT. Viewings will be held on Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E 200 S, Springville and Saturday 1 hour prior to the services at the church. Burial will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent at www.wheelermortuaries.com.
Beverlee Graham Reynolds (Springville), our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2014.
Beverlee was born October 24, 1921 in Provo, Utah to Martin Howard Graham and Lucille Hester Schultz Graham.
She attended schools in Provo, Utah. She met Henry Taylor Reynolds and waited for him while he served his mission. They were married on October 9th, 1946 in the Salt Lake City Temple.
Beverlee’s life and joy were her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. More than anything else, she loved to be with them and serve them.
Together Taylor and Beverlee raised three children: Henry T. (Chip) Reynolds (wife-Susan), Judith Nielson (husband-Carl) and Sydney Price (husband–Jerry),
Beverlee is survived by her three children and their spouses, seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
Beverlee was preceded in death by her loving husband, Taylor, her parents, one brother, Mark (Bud) Graham, sister-in-law Nannalee Pace, brother-in-law Mack V Pace and brother-in-law Richard Reynolds.
There will be a viewing Tuesday night, February 18, 2014 at Wheeler Mortuary 211 E 200 S, Springville from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Private family services will be held. Internment will be at the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the management and care providers at Legacy Place in Spanish Fork for the loving care and service they provided for Beverlee.
1943 ~ 2014
Clyde S Morgan passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at his home of natural causes. Clyde was born June 27th, 1943 to Fawn and Minnie Carol Morgan in Orem, Utah. His childhood was spent having many adventures on Grandview Hill developing eternal friendships. At seventeen, Clyde was diagnosed with Lupus and told that he could never have children, that he must live a sedate lifestyle, and not expected to live more than a couple of years. In spite of his diagnosis, he moved to Alaska and began working as a fish and game warden.
In the summer of ’69, Clyde returned home for vacation and decided to stay after meeting the love of his life, Carol Ann Morgan. On May 18th, 1973, Clyde and Carol were married in the LDSSalt Lake CityTemple and eventually settled in Mapleton with their three beautiful children. Clyde went to work as a Physician’s Assistant in 1981 with Dr. John Mendenhall and his partners. He worked there for 25 years before failing health forced his retirement. His love of people and innate ability to work with his hands helped make the practice what it has become today. Even though Clyde has been retired for less than ten years, patients still ask about him. Clyde also served 25 years as both a volunteer ski patrolman, and scout leader.
Clyde was known for his quick wit, a beloved teacher and as a master of many trades. His talents included hunting, fishing, training birds of prey, jewelry and knife making, and was a patented, successful inventor.
The greatest joys in Clyde’s life were his wife, children and grandchildren. He was a great example of his Savior, Jesus Christ’s teachings by showing unconditional love to all he knew through countless hours of selfless service. He was a man of honor, a man of love and the ultimate superhero to his family and friends. Clyde is survived by his wife, Carol, three children: Collin Morgan (Wendy), Cameron Morgan (Bridget), Candice Thorpe (Ryan), seven grandchildren, his sisters: Elaine (Ellis), Deanne (Jack), his brother: Gary (Judy) and countless friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Verl.
A viewing will be held on Friday, February 14, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Wheeler Mortuary (82 W 400 N, Mapleton) and on Saturday morning from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at the White Church in Mapleton, (31 E Maple St, Mapleton) prior to services beginning at 11:00 am. The family requests tributes and messages may be sent to Wheeler Mortuary at 211 East 200 South, Springville, UT or www.wheelermortuaries.com.