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Robert George Paxman


Robert George Paxman, age 54, peacefully returned to his Heavenly Father on July 16, 2014 at his home in Springville, Utah. Robert was surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Nephi, Utah on September 1, 1959 to George William and Norma Betty Andersen Paxman. Robert married his eternal sweetheart, Salee Robbins, on February 4, 1983 in the Jordan River Temple, and together they had four children.

Robert grew up in Nephi, Utah and graduated from Juab High School and Snow College with a degree in Computer Science. Robert had a curious mind and had to know how things worked. Robert owned and operated Rofix, a computer repair business. He was blessed to work at BYU with amazing co-workers and Brothers in the gospel. He treasured his time there.

Robert served a mission for the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, in Australia where he learned to love the people there and took many great attributes home. Robert served faithfully in many callings. He loved the Bible, especially the Old Testament, and was able to make the book come to life in his many callings as a teacher. He was blessed to visit Israel, where he was able to walk where Jesus walked, and see the many places spoken of in the Bible.

Robert never missed an opportunity to tell his family that he loved them and that he was happy they were in his family. He is survived by his loving wife, Salee; children: Rachel Paxman, James (Sarah) Paxman, Diana (James) Schelin and David Paxman; granddaughters: Nevaeh and Alice. He is also survived by his parents, George William and Janet Paxman; sisters: Barbara (Steve) Hannett, Connie (Shawn) Hannett, Andrea (Kenneth)Kay, Valerie Belknap; brother, Jack Paxman; step-sisters, Debbie(Larry) Fleenor, Lily (Scott) Houtz, and step-brother Dan Jenkins. He was preceded in death by his loving grandparents, mother and his brother David.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Hobble Creek West 4th Ward LDS Chapel 1460 East 900 South Springville, UT. Viewings will be held Sunday, July 20th from 6-8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E 200 S, Springville, and Monday, 1 hour prior to the services at the church. Interment will be at the Vine Bluff Cemetery in Nephi, Utah, at 2 pm.


Dorothy Ebenstein Collings


Dorothy Ebenstein Collings of Springville, Utah passed away peacefully with her family by her side on July 10th, 2014.  She was born in Salt Lake City to Barbara Strong Ebenstein and Charles Sylvester Ebenstein on Oct 29, 1928 at Holy Cross Hospital. She was raised in Orem Utah where she graduated from High School.  She earned an Associate Degree from Westminster College where she met Otto “Buck” Burke Collings of Monroe Utah, a WWII Navy veteran. They were married Sept 1, 1948 and settled in Springville making it the home of their family for 63 years. She valued and cherished the friendships made in her community.

Dorothy was a supporter and volunteer at the Springville Museum of Art. She influenced her children to appreciate and practice the arts. She was a member of Areole Club, a part of Federated Clubs in Springville She assisted in the annual fund drives to support The March of Dimes, American Lung Association and The American Heart Association.

She was a member of the Springville Community Presbyterian Church for 63 years making it a church home for her family. For many years she was the regular pianist and organist at the church playing for Sunday services. She will be remembered for her involvement in every area of church life which included a wonderful Rummage Sale and Bazaar organized by the Presbyterian Women. She was famous for bringing hot homemade doughnuts to the sale. She participated in and led Brownie Scouts, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and many other church sponsored groups.

Employed at Sears in Provo from the early 1970’s until her retirement, Dorothy may have helped you in the Automotive, Tool, or Ladies Departments. She loved selling tools. She supported her family in their participation with Masonic organizations under the auspices of Damascus Lodge, Provo. She was an avid reader of the newspaper and supported the Springville Library. Dorothy kept a journal everyday for nearly 40 years only stopping a year ago. She loved travel with her husband to his Navy reunions and state judge meetings.

Dorothy will be dearly missed by her family and many who loved her. May we find consolation in the tapestry of her abundant, rich life.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Otto “Buck” Collings and her son Robert Andreas Collings. She’s survived by her sister Peggy Ebenstein Jameson (Bill ) of Porterville CA, four children Dusty Collings (Marcus) Lang of Bainbridge Is. WA, Chuck (Sandy) Collings of Beaver, Utah, Matt (Julie) Collings, Phil Collings (Carol Partridge) and a daughter- in-law Patricia Mason Collings also of Springville; 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren who adored their Grandma.

Viewing Friday, July 18, 2014, from 6 to 8 pm at the Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E. 200 S., Springville, Utah. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM. There will be a viewing prior to the service from 10:00-10:45 AM in the Springville Presbyterian at 251 South 200 East in Springville. Burial will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Dorothy’s memory to the Springville Presbyterian Church.

Condolences may be submitted at www.wheelermortuaries.com.

Jason Grant Christopherson

1945 ~ 2014

Jason Grant Christopherson, born the 7th child of 10 on July 22, 1945 Cody, Wyoming to Grant and Olive Christopherson, has left us on July 10, 2014 due to complications with diabetes. He was active in the LDS church, worked in the Ore mine in Lander Wyoming and transferred to Geneva Steel in Orem, Utah where he retired. He served in both the Wyoming and Utah National Guard units.

He was preceded in death by both his parents and 4 of his siblings.

He is survived by his wife Anne, children: Tracey (Teri Bailey) and Troy; grandchildren: Kadee, Cory, Kammie, Alex, Charlie and Gabbie and 5 siblings.

Graveside services will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Springville on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 10 a.m. under the direction of Wheeler Mortuary.

Leland Bradley Coburn

1938 ~ 2014

Leland Bradley Coburn passed away on July 8, 2014, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was surrounded by his family.

He was born to Leland Lafayette and Annie Mae Roebuck Coburn on February 6, 1938, in Robersonville, NC. He grew up in Robersonville and graduated from Robersonville High School. Shortly thereafter, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he played the tuba in the Air Force Band. While serving, he converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

While stationed in Morocco, he met Geraldine Murray, who was a school teacher on base. They were married in Springville, UT, on August 23, 1961. The following year they were sealed in the Manti Temple. They made their home in Springville where they raised their five children.

Leland attended BYU and received a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. He worked for several companies, including ADDS, IHC, and Royal Wholesale.

Leland was an active member of the LDS church. He served as a ward clerk for over 25 years. Leland found great joy working on genealogy and serving in the Provo Temple.

Leland will be most remembered for his love of family, his southern accent, his sense of humor and his love of a cold Pepsi.

He is survived by his wife Geraldine Murray Coburn, his children: Angela (David) Hansen, Bradley (Patricia) Coburn, Sherrie (Mike) Davidson, Julie Coburn and Jeffrey (Debra) Coburn, 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 14, at 11 AM in the LDS Spring Creek 1st Ward, 860 East 200 North, Springville, UT. Family and friends may visit at 10:00 AM on Monday or Sunday evening from 6-8 PM at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E 200 S, Springville, UT. Interment will be at the Evergreen Cemetery.

Marrian Lael Guymon Christensen

1924 ~ 2014

Marrian Lael Guymon Christensen passed away at her home in Springville, July 1, 2014. She was born May 10, 1924 to F. Marion Guymon and Mabel Diantha Behunin Guymon in Huntington, Utah. She was the 7th of nine children and was proud to be named after her father. She loved growing up in a large family in a small town.

Mother always loved school from the first day. Her high school years were filled with rehearsals, dances, dates and fun times. She graduated from North Emery High School in 1942. After graduation, life changed dramatically, as almost all the young men left to serve in World War II.

Mother married Owen D. Christensen December 15, 1942 in the Salt Lake Temple. They made their first home in American Fork, Utah where dad worked on his family farm and began working in the gasoline and oil business. After five years mother and dad moved to American Falls, Idaho in order for dad to further his business opportunities. In 1956 the family moved to Springville where dad established Christensen Oil and Crest Distributing Company in Provo.

Mother developed her talents in singing, sewing, quilt making, and painted many beautiful oil paintings which will be a legacy left for her family.

She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents and all her siblings. What a joyous reunion awaited her. She is survived by one brother-in-law, Max Larsen, and four children; Joan Huff (Philip), Tyra Barrett (Bruce), Todd Christensen (Linda), Kurt Christensen (Kelley), 15 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren.

We give a special thanks to Holly Tanner for her love and service to Mother for several years—taking care of her every need.

Funeral services will be Monday, July 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM. There will be a viewing prior to the service from 9:30-10:45 AM in the LDS chapel at 245 South 600 East, Springville.

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Faye S. Dallin

1923 ~ 2014

Our loving Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt & friend slipped peacefully away at home July 2, 2014 for a long awaited reunion with her eternal companion Leray & family. She had been blessed to live in her home for 19 yrs. with her Son Keith & Daughter-in-law Denise after them buying her home.

She was born Jan. 23, 1923 in Nevada, TX the 2nd child of Ernest Fred & Delphia Elizabeth Wilson Simmons. They later moved to Spanish Fork, UT When she was 5 yrs. old the family moved to Spanish Fork Canyon (Rio) where her father was a railroad section foreman for the Denver& Rio Grande Western railroad. She attended schools in Thistle & Spanish Fork, while in high school she started dating the handsome Max Leray Dallin, after graduation the family moved to Provo. With WWII going Leray was soon drafted and before he left they eloped & married in Evanston, Wyo. He was with the Army Signal Corp. and had been over there a little over 2 yrs. when Faye joined the Navy, went for basic training to Hunter College, NY and then on to the Naval Air Base in TX to serve as a “Navy Wave” for the last yr. of the war working in food supply shipment. She was 1 of 2000 Waves stationed there at the time. Dec. 1945 they both arrived back home in Springville just a few days apart.

Their marriage was later solemnized in the S.L. Temple, and they were blessed with 3 children.

She loved our Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ and her family & friends were the center of her life, she enjoyed serving in various capacities in the church but found great joy & comfort when she became an ordinance worker at the Provo Temple after Leray passed away, serving 23 yrs.

She is survived by her children, Nancy (Dennis) Baker of Henderson, NV, Keith (Denise) Dallin of Springville; a sister, Glenna Simmons Christensen Alsop (Dean, deceased); 9 grandchildren & 27 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, daughter Judy (Wayne) McDonald, grandson Korey Dallin, parents, sisters Mary Elizabeth, Sherry (Al) Arnsdorf & brother John Wiley.

The family would like to thank Lois,  Tracy Dallin and CNS Hospice.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 7, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the Hobble Creek Stake Center, 555 S. 600 E., Springville.  There will be a viewing held Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E. 200 S., Springville and at the church on Monday one hour prior to the services.

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Kathryn Davidson Peterson


Kathryn Davidson Peterson passed away, June 19, 2014 at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo, after suffering a heart attack at her home in Springville on June 14, 2014.

Kathryn was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 6th, 1934. She was the 2nd of 12 children of the late Roland Sutherland Davidson and Lois Fillmore Davidson. Her childhood was spent in Burns, Oregon, and following her high school graduation in 1952, she attended Ricks College where she studied nursing.

On August 10th, 1956, Kathryn married Wallace Sheryl Peterson, in the Idaho

Falls LDS Temple. She completed her training in Idaho Falls earning her RN certification. Wallace and Kathryn moved to Springville making it their home in 1963. Kathryn was an active member of the Springville 8th Ward, serving in several of the auxiliaries (Relief Society, Sunday School and Primary). Wallace and Kathryn served a couples mission in the Oklahoma Tulsa Mission from January 2004 – August 2006. Kathryn is remembered for her many acts of kindness and service, especially her homemade bread and the handmade items she knitted or crocheted.

Kathryn is survived by her husband Wallace Sheryl Peterson and eight of their nine children: Karen (Wayne) Young of Great Falls, MT; Valerie (Charles “Chuck”) Wilson of Salem, UT; David (Mary Jane) Peterson of Springville, UT; Elaine (David) Willis of Bainbridge Island, WA; Kevin (Collette) Peterson of South Jordan, UT; Brian (Alice) Peterson of Cheyenne, WY; Marlo (Paul) Evans of Mapleton, UT; Jon (Sheri) Peterson of Spanish Fork, UT. Kathryn has 43 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. Kathryn is preceded in death by her son Steven Richard Peterson who died as an infant, her parents Roland Sutherland Davidson and Lois Fillmore Davidson, and her sisters Elaine Davidson who died as a child and Margaret Louise Davidson Pruitt who died on March 24, 2014.

A viewing will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Monday, June 23, 2014 at the Wheeler Mortuary located at 211 E. 200 S. Springville. A viewing will also be held from 9:30 – 10:30 am on Tuesday, June 24th at the Springville 8th Ward Chapel located at 245 S. 600 E. followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am. Kathryn will be buried at the Springville City Historic Cemetery.

Blaine LeGrande Barker


Blaine LeGrande Barker of Springville, age 86, died in the comfort of his home on June 19, 2014. He was born in Delta, Utah. LeGrande and Mary Lou Doane were married for 65 years and were sealed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.

He is the proud father of six children, grandfather of 25 and great grandfather of many more. LeGrande is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and instilled in his children a love of the Savior and His gospel.

In younger years he enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping with his family and sharing with his children stories of boyhood. His chosen career was in sales, working for Ducketts Furniture in Provo and Skaggs and Osco in Utah and other states. He and Mary Lou have been longtime residents of Springville, where they enjoy association with many friends and much family. He has a love for people and a happy heart. To Mary Lou he is the love of her life and will continue to be so. He is beloved of his children and extended family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Eva Jane Barker; his brothers: Howard and Ray (Shirley) Barker and his sisters: Utona Barker, Alfreda Jolley and Lucille (Bud) Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; his children: Sherrie Barker, Bonnie (Dick) Ellingson, Randall (Carol) Barker, LouAnne (Michael) Read, Terrie Barker and Michelle Lindberg and by his sister, Mary Lou (Larry) Wolfley.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Hobble Creek 4th Ward Chapel, 1460 E 900 S, Springville, UT. Viewings will be held on Sunday evening 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 Payson City Cemetery.

Gary LeRoy Greaves

1939 ~ 2014

GreavesGary LeRoy Greaves died unexpectedly at his home in Springville, Utah on June 14, 2014. Born in Boise, Idaho, March 18, 1939, Gary was the youngest child (and only son) of Cyrus and Dora Greaves. He was raised in San Diego, and upon graduation from Point Loma High School, he served in the United States Army in Germany.

Gary married Catherine Mary Andrew (from Aberdeen, Scotland) in 1969, and they were later sealed in the Los Angeles LDS temple. Together they had three daughters – Caren (Todd) McLane, Billings, Montana; Cher Person, Sacramento, CA; and Cheryl (Kyle) Belnap, Phoenix, Arizona and eight grandchildren (Andrew, Mitchell, Avery, Callum and Bronwyn McLane and Marshall, Carson and Charlie Belnap). Garys children include Cindy Garza, Carie A. Greaves-Piccirillo, Curt William Greaves and Kristie Slater-Medina from a previous marriage.

Gary was a professional upholsterer, having created and owned Greaves Upholstery & Custom Interiors in San Diego, CA for thirty years. Fourteen years ago, Gary and Catherine moved to Springville, Utah where he worked for Coverstar. There, his expert upholstery skills were utilized in making pool coverings. He had been retired 10 days before his untimely passing.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Cyrus William Greaves and Dora McGregor Greaves. Surviving sisters are Marion Bench (Midvale, Utah) and Doreen Maxfield (South Jordan, Utah).

Gary will be fondly remembered for his sense of humor, his generous nature, and his devotion to family. His unconditional love for his wife, children, grandchildren and extended family will be his legacy.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 2pm at the LDS Ward Building, 2575 Dalton Drive, Springville, Utah. Viewing 1 -2 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Garys memory to the Missionary Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Karen Christenson Cheney

April 20, 1936 – June 14, 2014

Karen Christenson Cheney (78) died June 14, 2014 at her home in Springville, Utah. Karen was born April 20, 1936 in Centerfield, Utah to Howard and Duella Christenson. She married Maurice E. Cheney on September 3, 1955 in Gunnison, Utah. They were sealed in the Provo Temple in 1990. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various callings, most recently, ward librarian. A calling she truly enjoyed.

She was known for her quilting, sewing, and crocheting. All talents she loved to share with her family.

Karen is survived by her four children: Susan (Todd) Shawver, Daniel (Tisa) Cheney, Donald (Wendy) Cheney, Nancy (Craig) Williams, 16 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 4 siblings: Reuben, Paige, Richard, and Howard.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband. Funeral services: Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Spring Creek 3rd Ward Chapel at 55 North Main Street, Springville, with a viewing from 10 to 11 am, one hour prior to services. Viewing: Friday, June 20, 2014, from 6 to 8 pm at the Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E. 200 S., Springville, Utah. Burial: Gunnison City Cemetery.

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