Clark Harris “Gramps” Day passed away at home with family around him on December 5, 2013, following an extended battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born on April 21, 1935 in Park City, UT to Luke and Marjorie Smith Day. He married his eternal sweetheart, Darlene Huff in the Salt Lake Temple on August 30, 1956. They are the parents of 5 children.
Clark was raised in Springville where he graduated from Springville High School. He attended Brigham Young University graduating with a double major in Mathematics and Chemistry. He taught Math at Midvale Jr. High for several years then worked at Trojan Powder for 20 years – beginning as a chemist and ending his employment as plant superintendant. The final years of his career were spent teaching at Springville Jr High.
He was a loving and devoted son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather. His greatest joy was being with family. He enjoyed being in the outdoors. Staying at the old family cabin and fishing at Strawberry with his family was a favorite activity as was hunting with his boys. One year he shot the biggest buck in Utah and never tired of showing the photos. He loved scouting and was an Eagle Scout. He served as a leader in scouting for many years and loved the qualities and values that scouting instills in young men. He was proud as his sons and grandsons earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he served in many callings including Bishop and High Counselor. He served an LDS mission with his wife in Tonga where he grew to love the Polynesian peoples and their culture.
He was a member of the Springville Kiwanis Club, including serving as president, and enjoyed the service that was rendered by the club. He was a man who was happy serving others quietly and without recognition.
Clark is survived by his wife Darlene, brother Ralph Luke (Kathy) Day, children: Valynn (David) Gerhauser, Bradley (Carol) Day, Michael (Helen) Day, David (Annette) Day, Matthew (Margie) Day, and adopted daughter Malia Read, 21 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren – all of whom are very grateful for a heritage of integrity and the example of hard work that he provided.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the nurses and healthcare professionals at Encompass Hospice for their tender loving care. Clark and Darlene grew to love and appreciate you all very much.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 14 at 11:00 a.m. in the Hobble Creek West Stake Center, 555 S. 600 E.(Averett Avenue), Springville. Viewing will be held Friday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E. 200 S., Springville and 1 hour prior to the funeral at the church.
Condolences may be sent at www.wheelermortuaries.com.
Orem—Ann Patrick Nelson, 80, passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 3, 2013, surrounded by family and friends.
Ann was born on January 6, 1933, in Springville, Utah. She was the youngest of nine children born to John Hulet Patrick and Lura Ann White Patrick. After graduating from Springville High School, Ann studied home economics at Utah State University. She completed her degree at the University of Utah and furthered her education at Brigham Young University. Ann taught home economics at West High and East High in Salt Lake City, and she taught foods at Provo High School from 1956 to 1966.
Ann married Bryant Nelson on June 25, 1954 in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they raised four children and supported, fed, counseled, and encouraged countless friends and relatives.
Ann fulfilled many positions in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She excelled at teaching the youth through her engaging seminary, Sunday School, and Young Women lessons and her marvelous camps for Young Women. For 15 years Ann served in the baptistry of the Mount Timpanogos Temple, where she made many dear friends. Ann was wholly dedicated to her family. She worked tirelessly to make the Patrick Family Reunion a joyful occasion that strengthened family ties through fun and steady laughter. We are deeply saddened to have lost Ann at this season — the time of year she loved the most — but we look forward to a happy reunion and find comfort in the thought of her celebrating the holidays with many of the people she held most dear.
Ann’s parents and five siblings have preceded her. She is survived by Bry Nelson, her husband of 59 years; children Chris (Catherine) Patrick, Bruce (Karin) Patrick, Scott (Patricia) Patrick, and Megan Nelson; sisters Elma (Wayne) Evans, Erma (Evan) Whitesides; brother Morris (Terry) Patrick; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 13, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in the Springville Center Street chapel, located at 355 East Center Street. A viewing will be held Thursday, December 12, 2013, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Cascade 5th Ward chapel, 1051 East 200 North, Orem. Another viewing will be held Friday, December 13, 2013, at the Springville Center Street chapel one hour before the funeral. Interment will take place at the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Perpetual Education Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Condolences may be sent at www.wheelermortuaries.com.
1924 ~ 2013
Our loving father, grandpa, brother and friend passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family from Giant Cell Arteritis on December 4, 2013. He was welcomed by the outreached loving arms of his eternal companion, Norma Vee Hatfield. He was born in Springville to Arthur and Verdella Holt Hatfield on December 31, 1924. He married his high school sweetheart on March 26, 1943 in Provo, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple. Mom and Dad were married 66 wonderful years. He worked at Pacific States Cast Iron Pipe Company for 38 years.
In 1954, he assisted in starting the Cub Scout Program in Springville. He had many church callings. Leland was known for his beautiful flower and vegetable gardens that he generously shared with his family and friends. Everyone loved his cantaloupes. He loved working in his yard and farming.
He enjoyed pitching for his church and city league Fast Pitch Softball teams. He loved camping, hunting and most of all fishing.
He was a veteran of WWII and an active member of the American Legion Veterans for many years.
He is survived by 3 children: Mack (Linda) Hatfield of Mapleton, Mikeal (Margery) Hatfield of Springville, and Marilyn (Neil) Christiansen of Mapleton; 13 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. He is survived by 5 brothers and 3 sisters.
Services will be held Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E. 200 S., Springville. There will be a viewing Friday, December 6, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the services.
A special thanks to the ICare Hospice professionals.
1990 ~ 2013
Max was released from his struggles of this mortal existence on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 in Gold Hill, Utah. Max was born in Payson, Utah January 26, 1990 to Steven Michael and Loretta Johnson Alleman where he joined his best friend and Brother Ian Michael Alleman. He was raised for a short time in Orem, Utah where he was given the first of his many challenges in the form of Nephrotic syndrome. He overcame that challenge over the course of many years with the loving care of his Mother and family. Max attended schools in Springville, Utah where his sense of humor and adventure won him many friends and “partners in crime”. (You know who you are and the family wishes to thank you all tremendously!) He also unknowingly met the future mother of his daughters and great love of his life Kirston Oliver in the fifth grade. In his early years Max became an avid “film maker and actor” in his many accomplishments as a shopping cart pilot, ATV stuntman, driftwood raft captain, roller blader, skier and snow boarder. Max gained a new family on March 27, 2004 whom he loved unconditionally and grew to respect very highly. Although separated by miles they were always in his heart. Max graduated from Springville High School with the class of 2008 and began an internship as an apprentice carpenter with his Father. He went on to become an amazingly talented craftsman and more importantly brightened jobsites across Utah with his special gift of gab and non-judgmental openness towards others. He also took jobs with JC Penney, Cotton Tree Inn, Powder River and JCW’s Restaurant. His presence will be sorely missed by all who had the opportunity to work with him. Max had a special love of the outdoors, camping with friends and family and fishing at Moon Lake, Utah, which held a very special and magical place in his and his family’s heart.
Max was preceded in death by one sister Melissa Anne Alleman and his Grand Father LaVell Brown. He is survived by his daughters Ayla Ann Alleman and Ambria Lynn Oliver. Grandmother Thelda Brown. Father Steven “Mike” Alleman, Mother Loretta Johnson (George Robertshaw), brothers and sisters Ian Alleman, Hayley Alleman, Olivia Alleman, Kaleb Barnum, Mikel Everett and Kolby Everett. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is also being greeted on the other side by his beloved friends “Zeussy”, #89 Corey Jex, and many other friends and classmates.
An informal gathering and celebration of Max’s life will be held at Wheeler Mortuary 211 East 200 South Springville Utah from 9:30 to 11:30 just prior to graveside services and interment at Springville Evergreen Cemetery. The family wishes to extend a special invitation to any and all acquaintances to attend.
1946 ~ 2013
Lorraine Nez-Tsosie Swenson passed away on December 1, 2013 surrounded by her family at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah.
She is survived by her husband, Kris Swenson, her foster father, Joseph Barres Jenkins and her children, John (Jan) Bozzuto, Marlene Bozzuto (Patrick), Norma (Kendall) Nielsen, Rosalina (Braden) Barrett, Kayleen Bozzuto (Armando), and 8 grandchildren.
Lorraine was a kind, loving wife and mother. Her family was always her top priority. She enjoyed reading, sewing, and art. She was a hard worker and a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was born in Tuba City, Arizona, and she was raised in Nephi, Utah. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She will be deeply missed by all those who have been blessed to know her.
Lorraine is preceded in the death of her parents, Hunter and Bertha NezTsosie, and foster mother, Norma Jenkins, daughter Corrine, and 3 sisters, Ione, Askee, and Jean NezTsosie. She is survived by her brothers, John Tsosie, Clyde (Bertha) Tsosie, and sisters Lusita Johnson, Maria Wilson, Bessie Kane and Louise Martin, and step-sisters, Rena Dixon and Stella Preston, and 27 nieces and nephews.
There will be a viewing on Thursday, December 5th at 9:00 am, and Funeral services to follow at 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Church located at 2801 W 620 N, Provo, Utah.
She will be transported to and buried at the Vine Bluff Cemetery in Nephi, Utah, at 12:30 p.m. located at 1250 N 450 E, Nephi, Utah.
The Interment will be followed by a Luncheon from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the LDS Church located at 2801 W 600 N, Provo, Utah.
1948 ~ 2013
Leonard “Lenny” Harry McPheeters, Jr. 65 was born 19 Feb 1948 in Salt Lake City, UT. He passed away from a long illness on 01 Dec 2013, Provo, UT. He is the beloved son of Leonard Harry McPheeters and Lida Margaret (Waugaman) McPheeters.
He attended the public schools in Salt Lake City until 1956 when his family moved to southern California. He attended El Ranch High School, Pico Rivera, CA. After his graduation he attended Dixie State College, St. George, UT achieving academic honors. He enjoyed the beautiful Wasatch Mountains and the many opportunities to take time off from work to go fishing. He was a skilled building contractor. He was trained in automotive mechanics and would help out anyone with car trouble. He was young at heart and playful with family. He was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He was predeceased by his parents.
He is survived by one brother, John S. McPheeters, four sisters: Carol Ann McPheeters, Janice Barber, Susan Bastian, Deborah Kay Rice and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial will be held Tuesday, 03 Dec 2013 at 2:00-3:00 at the Wheeler Mortuary, 211 East 200 South, Springville, UT. Graveside services will be held at Evergreen Cemetery, Springville, UT.
On the morning of November 22, 2013, Diana Elaine Simons passed away and into the joyous arms of loved ones waiting on the other side of the veil. Born in Inglewood California on February 21 1957, she was the oldest of twelve siblings, the mother of six children and grandmother of fifteen.
Diana had a talent for beautifying any space in which she spent time. She had a kind heart, an oft-shared smile and an infectious laugh. She saw the positive in every situation and used it to inspire growth in herself and others. She had many friends, was very social, and always sought to encourage others. Since her passing, many have commented about her inspirational posts on Facebook.
Diana was a romantic at heart and endlessly devoted to her eternal companion, Paul Simons, to whom she was sealed in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple. There hasn’t been a day go by in the last twelve years that she didn’t think about being reunited in heaven with Paul.
She is preceded in death by Paul Scot Simons and Christian Simons and leaves behind Sarah Stevens, Emily Loveless, Rachel Nixon, Greg Simons, Daniel Simons, JoDell Steele, fifteen grandchildren, eleven siblings and hundreds of extended family and friends.
A viewing will be held Friday, November 29th, 6-8 p.m., Wheeler Mortuary, 211 East 200 South, Springville, Utah 84663. Funeral services will held 11 a.m., Saturday, November 30th, 1230 S 500 E, Springville, Utah (LDS Stake Center), immediately preceded by a viewing at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.
May 14, 1944 – November 21, 2013
“Ding Dong the Witch is Dead”
I always told my kids that is what I wanted my obituary to say, so there it is.
I was born on May 14, 1944 on a very cold Mother’s Day, as the first of 4 children, I had three brothers all of whom would never help me get a date, and yet I still managed to marry the love of my life Lee Ray Hansen and have 8 children. In my 69 years of life I accomplished many things. The things I enjoyed most in my life were being a mom, a grandmother and a hellion. I really enjoyed plastic canvas work, crocheting (even in my sleep), reading, camping, and writing to my many pen pals. I would never miss the opportunity for a family BBQ, while watching the kids play in the irrigation. All my grandkids thought it was awesome to have a four wheeling hot mama grandma who would take them for rides out on the dunes. I was a member of the LDS church where I served in Relief Society, Primary, Scouts and the library. I was a homeroom mom, homeroom grandma and PTA president.
I was preceded in death by my son Ray Lee Hansen, husband Lee Ray Hansen, parents Verl O. and Tonny (B.R.) Devenish, brother Craig T. Devenish and great grandson Adam J. Armstrong.
I am survived by my children Melody (David) Herman of Spanish Fork, Tammy (Terry) Cook of Goshen, Charlie (Stephanie) Hansen of Provo, Matt (Caregiver) of Springville, Sherri Ealey of Spanish Fork, Shelli Tracy of Alpine and Luke Hansen of Springville. I am also survived by 19 grandkids, 12 great grandkids (2 more on the way) and 3 very obnoxious dogs. I am also survived by my brothers Roy (Merilyn) Devenish of Spanish Fork and David (Deann) Devenish of Richfield.
The family wishes to thank Darlene, Jessica, and Haley for all the love and care the past month.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 25, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the LDS Chapel at 55 North Main in Springville. There will be a viewing Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E. 200 S., Springville or Monday at the church one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent at www.wheelermortuaries.com.
1991 ~ 2013
Mariah Carol Jensen was born May 2, 1991 in Payson Utah. She is the youngest child of Karl B. and Carol Simonson Jensen. She returned to the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on November 18th, 2013, after and arduous battle with depression. Mariah has been welcomed home, having completed her earthly mission. Her short 22 years of life were filled with kindness, compassion, humor, care and sensitivity. She spent her whole life putting a smile on others faces. She is affectionately known to her friends and family as the “bug”.
Mariah at the tender age of 2 days attended her first softball game with her softball family. She was literally raised at the ball park. As a child she was wide eyed and eager to go anywhere and everywhere with her Dad. Her catch phrase was “can I come”. Her family affectionately remembers her saying that all the time. Mariah grew up in Springville, attending Springville High where she was active in academics and Softball, and at one time raised a pig. She graduated as a proud Springville Red Devil. She enjoyed her family and making them laugh. She loved holidays and birthdays and absolutely adored her nieces and nephews. Mariah rarely cried. She always had a funny joke to tell that would brighten the mood and lighten everyones load. She had two adopted sisters in Brittany McCray, and Madie Swenson. She loved them with all her heart. She also had a very special friendship with her niece and best friend Kelli Jensen. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints and aspired to go through the temple. She was employed by dialogue telemarketing where she excelled in customer relations. She loved music, attending concerts and dances.
She is survived by her parents Karl and Carol Jensen of Springville and her 7 brothers and sisters. Adam (Sherri) Jensen, Springville, Kelly Schoppe (Joseph), Ephraim, Audrey Jensen Wilson, Salt Lake City, Andrew Jensen, Springville, Robyn Jensen, Springville, Aaron Jensen (Jennifer) , Peoria Arizona, and Ariel Jensen of Springville. Her nieces and nephews, Kelli, Kaycie, Erik, Isaac, Aspen, Shyanne, Kaleb, Carter, Gavin, Easton and her newest baby Claire. Her Grandmother Leigh Taylor Gardner, of Payson. She is also survived by many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins, whom she adored. And her soul mate Chowder. She was preceded in death by her Grandparents Oliver Budd and Viola Jensen, and Grandfathers Earl Gardner and John Dennis Simonson.
Funeral services will be held Saturday November 23, 2013 11:00 am at the Spring Creek 5th ward chapel in Springville, Utah. 900 East 200 North. There will be a viewing from 9:00 to 10:30 am that morning. There will also be a Viewing held Friday November 22, 2013 at Wheeler Mortuary in Springville 211 East 200 South from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Burial will be in The Springville Evergreen Cemetery located at 1997 South 400 East off Highway 89.
1929 ~ 2013
Wanda R. Barney died November 17, 2013 peacefully at her home surrounded by family.
She is survived by her children: Carolyn Hone, Pat Cosner, Diana (David) Holt, Duane (Laura Ann), Sandra (Bino); 21 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her father and mother, husband Doyle, 4 brothers, 2 sisters and 1 grandson.
Graveside services with interment will be held Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 12 noon in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery. There will be a viewing held at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E. 200 S., Springville from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. prior to the service.