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Doris Rowley Thompson

Doris Rowley Thompson was reunited with her loving husband, family members and Heavenly Father on the 27th of January 2015.  She was born January 8, 1933 to Nello James and Gladys Zella Giles Rowley.

She married her sweetheart, Cyril Peter Thompson, on March 16, 1951.  Together they raised seven children, James (Jan), Allan (Valerie), Linda (David), LynnAnn, Michael (Chris), Steven (Laura) and Jean.  Survived by 34 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren.  She had 3 brothers and one sister, Darlene Condie (Packard) is still living.

She graduated from Springville High School in 1951.  She served as Art Queen when she was a sophomore in High School.  She performed in plays in high school and MIA.

She served as a Jr. Sunday School teacher, Den Mother, Den Leader for Kolob and Mapleton Stakes, and Relief Society work night coordinator.

She enjoyed playing the organ, oil painting, and attending her childrens’ and grandchildren’s events.

Friends and family are invited to attend a viewing at the Wheeler Mortuary, 82 W 400 N, Mapleton, Utah on Friday, January 30, 2015, from 6 to 8 P.M.  A viewing will also be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Mapleton 17th Ward chapel, 1068 S 1600 W Mapleton, from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM, followed by the funeral services that will begin at 11:00 AM.  Interment will be at the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.

Special thanks to the wonderful individuals who so lovingly cared for her during her last few years.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Perpetual Education Fund of the LDS Church.

Thanks for being the best Mom ever.  We were blessed with wonderful parents!


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Janet Liza Holmes


In memory of Janet Holmes

A loving mother who sacrificed everything for her children and loved them unconditionally.  Her selflessness and goodness will be a timeless example that we will always cherish.  She was preceded in death by her husband Tom over 40 years ago.  She leaves behind five children, Paula, Blaine, Shauna, Jason and Bryan, ten grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 12 Noon in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery, 1997 S 400 E, Springville, UT. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, prior to the services, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E 200 S, Springville.



Rowena McClain Haran


Rowena McClain Haran, our sweet mother and grandmother passed away on January 24, 2015 in Spanish Fork, Utah. Rowena was born on May 7, 1933 to George Albert and Mollie Dalton McClain in Spanish Fork, Utah. She grew up in Springville and lived there until the year 1998, when she moved to Provo. She was married to Tom Haran and later divorced. She had one daughter, Kathleen Maria, who she loved and devoted her life to. Rowena worked as an AT&T telephone operator for around 25 years.

Rowena was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Many of her callings involved working with children, whom she adored. She held a calling as a nursery teacher for ten years serving with her daughter. She served a full-time mission for the church to the Central States.

Rowena is survived by her younger brothers William and Ralph McClain, her son-in-law Victor Soto, granddaughter Arielle Soto and a huge extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Kathleen Soto and her brother Albert McClain.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Slate Canyon 10th Ward Chapel at 1745 South State, Provo, UT. Viewings will be held on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E 200 S, Springville, UT and Tuesday 1 hour prior to the services at the church. Burial will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Spanish Fork Nursing and Rehab, and Inspiration Hospice for their dedicated service in making Rowena feel loved and cared for.

In lieu of flowers please make a generous contribution to the church humanitarian fund.

Jae Kelly Baxter

1957 ~2015

Jae Kelly Baxter passed away January 15, 2015 as a result of a heart attack. Jae was born on September 10, 1957 to Calvin J and Rae Wright Baxter in Provo, Utah.

Jae was raised in Springville, Utah and graduated in 1975 from Springville High School where he was active in athletics and academics. After high school Jae enrolled at Brigham Young University and graduated in 1978 with a degree in Chemistry. He then attended Cornell Medical School and graduated in 1982.

During medical school Jae married Christine Bird on March 6, 1980. They were later sealed in the Manti Temple on September 8, 1989. Jae and Christine’s first home was in New York City for medical school. Upon graduation Jae and Chris moved to Sacramento, California where Jae completed his residency at Cal Davis specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Following residency, they moved to Claremore, Oklahoma where Jae fulfilled his 3-year Civil Service commitment that he had incurred to finance medical school. Jae and Chris then relocated to Utah for Jae’s first job. They settled back where they began in Springville, Utah, home of family, friends, and a favorite golf course.

Once in Utah County, Jae established a private OB/GYN practice. Several years ago, Jae joined the staff at Intermountain Healthcare where he practiced until his death. During his years in practice, Jae delivered over 7,000 babies. Jae enjoyed and was grateful for the doctors, nurses and staff that he practiced with over the years.

Jae was most proud of his three daughters, Katie, Amy, and Kellie. He was a loving and engaged father who stressed the importance of education and self-reliance. His role as dad included coaching the girls in sports, chauffeuring teenage girl shopping trips, and bringing home late night treats. He was the consummate concierge for the girls on family trips. Jae knew the location of the best restaurants in every town in which he lived or visited.

Jae’s close friends and family all agree that “the doc” was one of a kind. He was known for his classic sayings, generosity, fun-filled Primary classes, never ending quest to find bargains, love of golf, work ethic, vacation planning skills, sense of humor, marathon World of Warcraft sessions, and consistent good nature–even if he was playing bad golf. Jae was always open, genuine, and could strike up a conversation with anyone. “The doc” can never be replaced and will be greatly missed.

Jae is survived by his wife, Christine; daughters Katie (Jesse) Smith, Amy (Clint) Anderson, and Kellie (Garret) Roundy; grandchildren Elle Anderson and Calvin Roundy; mother Rae Baxter; and siblings Douglas Baxter and Holly (Glen) Jolley. Jae was preceded in death by his father Calvin J Baxter, and his father and mother-in-law Dan and LaDean Bird.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 19 at 11:00 a.m. in the Springville Stake Center at 245 S. 600 E. (Kolob Circle) in Springville. There will be a viewing held Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E. 200 S., Springville and also Monday at the church one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the Historic Springville City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Jae would want you to take your family out to dinner.

Lawrence John “Jack” Child

Lawrence John Child was born October 8, 1920 in Springville, Utah.  Jack died Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the age of 94.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Robert W. (Sharon) Ridinger; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter all of California.

Jack’s wife Shirley and two sons, Redginald Lawrence and Kim Kay preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E. 200 S., Springville.  There will be a viewing held at the mortuary on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to the services.  Burial will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.

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Jimmy Dale Blackett

Jimmy Dale Blackett 81 of Springville passed away January 9, 2015. He was born June 7 1933 to Robert Earl and Edna Knudsen Blackett of Springville. He married Loretta Giles Blackett June 4, 1953.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time with his family. He taught his children and grandchildren to love and respect the outdoors, he found serenity in nature. He enjoyed watching his children and grand children accomplish their goals and took great pride in each of them.

He is survived by his wife Loretta Blackett of Springville, five children; Jim (Laurie) Blackett of Springville; Dale (Kristi) Blackett of Santaquin; Julia (Mike) Palfreyman of Mapleton; Laura (Jim) Boben of Salem; and Mark (Darci) Blackett of Mapleton, 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, one sister Joyce (Burt) Giles of Springville and one brother John (Ann) Blackett of Salt Lake City and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Robert Earl and Edna Blackett and his siblings: Dean, Bud, Shirley, Fern, and Carol.

There will be a memorial service Wednesday January 14, 2015 @ 11:00 a.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 East 200 South Springville, Utah. Burial will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.

Margaret Theresa Peterson

1921 ~ 2015

PH Peterson 1Margaret Theresa Peterson passed away January 11, 2015 at the age of 93.  She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 22, 1921, the youngest of four children.  She grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from West Tech High.

She married Louis Reeves, the father of her two sons; Randall and Louis, and divorced him and raised her two sons as a single parent.

Margaret and her sons joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on November 29, 1958 and became active serving others in church callings.

Margaret met and married Maurice Peterson and they were sealed in the Los Angeles, California Temple in 1960.  They lived together for 35 years when he passed away April 12, 1995, leaving a daughter, Joanne and sons, Randy and Louis.  Margaret moved to Utah to be near her sons who were living in Utah with their families.

Margaret also served as a “Pink Lady” at Utah Valley Hospital and Timpanogos Hospital and also on the Board of Directors at the Provo Senior Center, and most recently as a volunteer at the M.T.C.

Margaret leaves her son, Randall Reeves; stepdaughter, Joann Peterson; 5 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren plus cousins, nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband Maurice and son, Louis.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Mapleton Red Church on 1200 North 1000 West in Mapleton.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers to donate to the Humanitarian Aide Program.

Hazel Joy Olson Hulse


Hazel Joy Olson Hulse, age 82, passed away Friday, January 9, 2015, in the early hours of the morning. She was born April 24, 1932 on her parents’ farm, near Heyburn, Idaho, to Leo Peter Olson and Vera Card Olson. She married Clarence Ray Hulse on December 21, 1951 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. He preceded her in death, December 1, 1988.

Her life was devoted to her husband and her five children and later to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. At the age of 55, she became a registered nurse and served the residents of Clark County Nevada as a home health and hospice nurse. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served faithfully in many church callings.

Hazel is survived by her five children: Rodney C. Hulse of Springville, UT, Gary R. Hulse of Shady Pines, N.C., Brenda S. Burr of Springville, UT, Shauna L. Mayne of SLC, UT and Stanley O. Hulse, of Natalia, TX; 19 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren; siblings, Virgil Olson, Kennewick, WA, Nita Wells and Darlene Whitesides of Burley, ID. She was preceded in death by her eternal companion Clarence Ray Hulse; siblings: Fern Rutledge, LaVere Maxfield, Shirley Olson and Arland Olson.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the Kolob 12th Ward Chapel, 1627 Cadbury Lane, Springville, UT. Viewings will be held on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E 200 S, Springville and Saturday one hour prior to the services at the church. Hazel will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband at the Wellsville Utah Cemetery.

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Floyd Williams “Brigg” Stewart

1922 – 2015

Floyd Williams “Brigg” Stewart, beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather graduated from this life Saturday January 3, 2015 quietly at home, surrounded by family and in the care of his loving wife Joanne Morse Stewart.

Floyd was born March 16, 1922 in Spanish Fork Utah, the son of Bertha Williams and Floyd LaVar Stewart. His siblings were Alan, Dorothy, Delores, Jay, Jean, Ruth, Howard, Juanita, Curtis, Christine, and Jimmy.

Floyd married his sweetheart, LaRae Thorpe, on March 28, 1944 while on leave from the US Army, which he joined at the beginning of WWII.  They were the parents of four children, Patricia (Douglas) Miller of Mapleton, UT; David Floyd (Julie) Stewart of Mapleton, UT; Ronald Craig (JoAnn) Stewart of Coto de Caza, CA; Carolyn (Dr. Philip) Dixon of New Philadelphia, OH.

Floyd married his second sweetheart Joanne Morse on July 7, 2009.  And instantly became the beloved stepfather of her children, Frank and Debbie Morse of Springville, UT; Eric Morse of Orem, UT; Cathy and Timothy Cantara of Lee, NH; Timothy and Cheryl Morse of Fulton, NY; Tracey and Debra Morse of Hannibal, NY; Tony and Tanya Morse of Fulton, NY and Michael Morse (deceased).

His working years were spent working for Cudahy Meat, Prudential Insurance Company and as the Owner for many years of Springville Floral.  His love of all things growing and his knowledge of flowers blessed the lives of many. He respected all who entered his shop providing the best customer service from the high school girls ordering one carnation for their prom date, to the largest customers for weddings and funerals.

Floyd’s life was one of service:

He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He served his community as a volunteer firefighter for 34 years and as President of the Utah State Firemens Association, Chief of Springville Volunteer Fire Department, as a member of the Springville City Counsel, President of the Utah Allied Florist Association and President of the Utah FTD Florist’s Association and as the Landscape Artist for the Springville City properties, including the Art Gallery, City Hall, Library and city parks for many years.

Although his family is proud of his life of service they all will say that his life was spent in service to them, the ones he loved.  Floyd and LaRae raised four of his siblings, Jay, Jean, Ruth and Howard after the death of their mother and became as a father to them along with his four children, Patricia, David, Ronald Craig, and Carolyn.  His great posterity includes 30 grand children, 60 great grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren, all of who revere and honor him and who know individually that Grandpa loved them dearly.  Grandpa’s biggest smiles were when he was holding a grandchild on his lap and he could always make them smile as well.

None of us will ever forget the lasting friendships he forged with his many friends who called him Brigg, while playing cards, traveling or at reunions with Army buddies who he said were the reason any of them survived serving during WWII.  It is often said that Floyd never knew any strangers.  All he met soon became friends.

Among Floyd’s favorite activities were family reunions, family vacations, friend vacations and Army buddy reunions.  If some one wanted to go on a vacation he was the first to volunteer as “The Tour Guide” to accompany and/or plan the trip.  No matter whether it was a trip half way around the world or a ride around the lake it was the same to him, quality time spent with family and friends and each trip turned into an education for those lucky enough to be in his company.  He always learned details of where they were traveling and lovingly taught all who would listen.

His loving wife Joanne, his children and grandchildren who adored him will miss Floyd. He was preceded in death by his eternal companion LaRae Thorpe Stewart, his parents, his brother Alan Stewart, his sisters Jean Bills, Dorothy Stewart and Delores Stewart and his stepson Michael Morse.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on ­­­­­­­Thursday, January 8, 2015 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 672 North 250 West, Springville, Utah. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the same LDS Church, Spring Creek 14th Ward Chapel and prior to the service on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.

Karen Burnett Watson


PH WatsonKaren Burnett Watson, born in Rehobeth, New Mexico on April 29, 1967 to Charles and Nadine Burnett, passed away peacefully January 2, 2015 at her home in Springville surrounded by family. She married Brian Lee Watson on February 21, 1987 in St. George, Utah; they were later sealed on December 10, 1991 in the Salt Lake Temple.

Karen enjoyed traveling with family, bowling, four-wheeling, and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served faithfully in a variety of callings.

Karen is survived by her beloved husband, Brian Lee Watson, her three children, Kevin (Jennifer) Watson, Susan (Wyatt) English, and Shawn Watson, and two grandchildren with another on the way.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Kolob Stake Center located at 1230 South 500 East, Springville, UT. An evening viewing will be held on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 from 6-8pm at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 East 200 South, Springville. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.

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