June 24, 2012
In Memory of
Keith George Cook
1938 ~ 2012
Keith George Cook passed away peacefully in his sleep on the evening of June 21, 2012. He was born September 23, 1938 in Holladay, Utah to Vernon G. (Bus) and R. May Boggess Cook. He attended Olympus High School. Married his high school sweetheart, Susan Berndt and was married for 35 years; and later divorced. Together they raised their family in the Cottonwood area. Keith taught his children and grandchildren a strong work ethics. He was self employed as a cement finisher. He was well known and respected for his work. Some called him “The Elvis Presley” of concrete. He took great pride in his work, his family, and all that he did. He had a love of the outdoors, a passion for growing tomatoes and loved the Utah Jazz. His family and friends lovingly referred to him as “Toots Keith”. We will miss him and his witty sense of humor and his great stories. He is preceded in death by his parents, his three brothers, and a great-grandson.
He is survived by his sister Aleen (Larry) Metcalf, his three daughters Robyn (Lynn) Coulam, Leslie (Greg) Adkison, Jennifer (John) Lavender, 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at the Telford LDS Chapel, 1834 East Creek road (7995 South) Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 2:00 pm, family and friends may visit from 12:30 to 1:45. Interment at Mountain View Memorial Cemetery, 3115 East 7800 South. On line condolences may be sent to www.memorialutah.com. Read more
June 23, 2012
JOYCE EVANS HARRIS
1924 – 2012
Joyce Adale Evans Harris died June 20, 2012 following a brief illness. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and a friend to hundreds. She was a patron of the arts and education, and a tireless activist. As a lifelong nurse and nurse educator, Joyce has left a legacy of caring with thousands of patients, students, and colleagues. Her compassion, vibrancy, and dazzling smile will be dearly missed.
Joyce and her sweetheart, James F. Harris, Sr., were married 52 years. Together they raised five children while Jim’s work took them from Chicago to Shreveport, La, St. Louis, Mo, Bakersfield, Ca, and in 1974, Salt Lake City. After Jim developed Alzheimer’s disease, Joyce cared for him for 18 years until his death in 2001.
Joyce loved music, Jazz basketball, movie popcorn, playing bridge with her friends, traveling around the world, and spending time with loved ones. A lifelong Lutheran, she was a woman of deep faith who found comfort in prayer.
Joyce Evans was born February 27, 1924, to Orval and Wilma Bottcher Evans, on a farm in Genoa, Illinois. She believed that her “humanitarian ideals” came from her early days nursing sick or injured animals on the farm. She also learned compassion from her parents, who gave food to anyone who came to their farmhouse during those Depression years.
After high school, Joyce entered nursing training at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elgin, Illinois. As a 20-year old student, Joyce showed leadership ability and was assigned charge roles in both surgery and labor and delivery. She earned her nursing license in 1945 and kept it current for 63 years. After graduation, Joyce enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps and attained the rank of First Lieutenant. She served in Manila, Philippines and at General MacArthur’s headquarters in Tokyo. Joyce recorded her story for the Women in Military Service Memorial in Washington DC.
Joyce received her BS in Nursing from Indiana University in 1949. She met her husband Jim at IU and they were married in 1949.
Joyce worked in all areas of hospital nursing over the years, until her experience and skill led her naturally into a teaching role. In 1978, Joyce received her master’s in Health Science from the University of Utah. She taught nursing at Westminster College, BYU-SLC, and Weber State University, and worked as a clinical specialist at the University of Utah. Joyce said, “The thing that I loved most about nursing was teaching. It’s so rewarding to leave your legacy with others.”
Because she believed in giving “time, treasure, and talent,” Joyce established the Caregiver Program in Gerontology & Nursing and the Jim and Joyce Harris Gero-Psychiatric Legacy Endowed Scholarship in Nursing at the University of Utah.
Joyce shared her energy and compassion with many causes close to her heart. She volunteered with the Utah Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, serving on the board in various capacities, including President. She was instrumental in founding the chapter’s annual gala and served as chair of the gala committee for many years. She also served on the board of Caring Connections. After her diagnosis with Wegener’s disease, Joyce established a support group for sufferers.
Joyce received many honors for her service, including the Living Treasures Award from the University of Utah Gerontology Center, the JC Penney Golden Rule Award, the ALEXA Award (A Lifetime of Exceptional Achievement) from the Utah Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, the “Dare To Care” award from the University of Utah College of Nursing, and the Leadership and Service Award from the Gamma Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.
Joyce is survived by her son and four daughters: James F. Harris, Jr. (Jill Nutting), Holladay; Jeanne Powell, Windsor, Ca.; Janet Cesare, Encinitas, Ca.; Judy Gabrielsen (Byron),Visalia, Ca.; and Joy Eddards (Vince), Layton; grandchildren: Jim Powell, Richard Powell, Christina Dalzell (Kevin), Tony Cesare, Mitch Eddards, Vin Eddards, Ariel Harris, Emily Harris, and Dylan Gabrielsen; great-grandson Shane Dalzell; sister Lois Tallitsch, Lafayette, La, and brother Lowell Evans (Carol), Sycamore, Ill. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Jim.
A celebration of Joyce’s life will be held Wednesday, June 27, at 10 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 240 East 5600 South. Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, June 26 from 6-8 p.m. at Memorial Mortuary, 5850 S. 900 E. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, http://www.alz.org/utah/, or the University of Utah College of Nursing, http://nursing.utah.edu/.
June 22, 2012
Jack Hardle Turner
July 14, 1941 ~ June 16, 2012
Jack Hardle Turner Age 70 Died on June 16, 2012 in Holladay Utah. Born July 14, 1941 in San Francisco to Jack Wiersdale Turner, and Margaret Mary Hardle Turner.
June 20, 2012
Myrtle Brown Sleater
1914 – 2012
Our dear Grandma Myrtle died peacefully on June 19, 2012 in Herriman, Utah. She was born January 27, 1914 in Nephi, Utah, to Leon Ray and Lenora Davis Brown. Myrtle spent her early years in Bingham Canyon and later attended East High School. She married George Grant Sleater in 1933 (solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple in 1938); later divorced. She married Clarence Schronen in 1976. He preceded her in death.
Myrtle enjoyed her many friendships derived from her business pursuits as owner of Rocky Mountain Dental Supply, lifelong service in the Republican Party, as a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, numerous bridge clubs and service in the LDS Church where she served as YW President both in Murray and on Whidbey Island, WA. After moving from Murray to Whidbey Island in 1956, she served twice as a Relief Society President and Stake YW President.
Myrtle enjoyed her many hobbies including, needlepoint tapestries, knitting, ceramics, family history, world-wide travel, and hosting her innumerable friends at her “paradise” home on Whidbey Island. She enjoyed spending time with all of her great-grandchildren and hosted a marvelous family Christmas Party every year. She will also forever be remembered as the “cookie grandma” in the Rosecreek 5th Ward.
Myrtle was preceded in death by her parents, brother Ray Davis Brown, and sister Faye Maria Williams Erickson. Survived by daughters, Nancy Lynne (Don) Cook, SLC, Vicki Rae (David) Weston, Herriman, and son, George Grant “Sonny” (Pat), Herriman, 17 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 30th, 12:00 p.m. at the Rosecreek 5th Ward, 6984 W. McCuiston Ave., Herriman, Utah. Prior to the funeral, a viewing will be held at the ward from 10:00 -11:30 a.m. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. 10600 So. Services under the care of Redwood Memorial Mortuary, www.memorialutah.com.
June 20, 2012
George Vermont Redmond (Uncle Johnny)
Husband, Father and Grandpa
George Vermont Redmond age 95 passed away June 18, 2012 in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Born, December 23, 1916 in Holladay, Utah. Son, of Arza Franklyn Redmond and Margret Ellen Lee. Married Dixie Tobler August 11, 1973 in Mesquite Nevada; later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple January 24, 1975. He was a faithful member of the LDS Church where he enjoyed serving in various callings. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II (February 1941-May 1945). He was a small businessman; later his primary profession was a truck driver. He loved his family,
enjoyed the outdoors, camping, hunting and fishing. We will always cherish his many musical talents and artwork that he shared throughout his life.
Survived by, wife Dixie; sister, Lawanna Jolley, children; Sheila Redmond,
Christene (Frank) Jones, Diann (Dave) Joseph, Pamala Redmond, Mindy Woolsey, David Redmond, Larry Redmond. Step children; Toni (Scott) Whipperman, Tom (Susan) LeBreton. 23 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by; Mother & Father, Brothers; Lee, Frank, Guy, & Virgil.
Sisters: Merle, Stella, Faye and Nina.
Funeral Services will be held Monday June 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Cottonwood Heights 2nd Ward Chapel, 6890 South 2225 East. Friends may visit Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Cottonwood Mortuary 4670 So. Highland Dr. Also Monday at the church from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Holladay Memorial Park Cemetery, 4900 So. Memory Lane Holladay, Utah.
June 20, 2012
In Memory of
Ina F. Morin Castleberry
The wonderful life of Ina Castleberry, age 84, ended Friday, June 15, 2012 two days before her 85th birthday. Ina passed away at a Salt Lake City care center after years of enduring the effects of Parkinson’s disease. Through all her pain she continually looked for the bright and uplifting things of life and her thoughts were always of others.
Her loving husband Russell S. Castleberry visited her daily for hours at Holladay Healthcare where she was cared for by a devoted staff, to whom we express our deepest appreciation. He and their six remaining children miss her, but know she is free at last.
Ina was born June 17, 1927 in Baker City, Oregon to Charles Arthur and Mary Jeanette Shipp Morin. She was raised on a ranch where she became an accomplished horsewoman, but it was music and entertaining that defined her life. She has blessed the lives of thousands with her beautiful voice and taught her own and many other children in California and Oregon to bless others through the gift of music.
Her deep and abiding love for, and faith in, her Savior Jesus Christ might best define Ina. She was valiant in her faith and testimony and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Two daughters, Terry Val and Jenny Marie (Scott) Edgar, and two sisters, Elsie (Linn) Rockwood and Janet (Lolo) Junker and a grandson, David Jesse Bischoff preceded Ina in death.
Along with her husband Russ, Ina is survived by her children Eve Feaster, Russ (Kash), Charles (Vanet), Tim, Sue Tappana, Joy (Roy) Bischoff, 36 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and her brother Arthur Morin and sister RitaRae (Ed) Elsberry.
A memorial service will be at 12:00 pm, Monday, June 25 at Foxhill Ward, 200 S Eagle Ridge Blvd., North Salt Lake, UT 84054, with a viewing prior to the service from 10:30 to 11:40. A viewing will also be at Memorial Estates, 5850 South 900 East, Murray, UT 84121, Sunday evening from 6 to 8 pm.
Condolences may be made online at www.memorialutah.com Read more
June 20, 2012
Glen C. Thompson, Sr.
Glen Cordell Thompson, Sr. of Salt Lake City Utah passed away at the age of 80. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee to Grover C. Thompson and Agnes E. Webb. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps June 1952 during the Korean War and served as an aircraft mechanic in Cherry Point, North Carolina, and was honorably discharged June 1955. In 1957 he married his sweetheart, Betty Jones, to their union three children were born. Seeking a better and brighter future, they moved to Chicago, Illinois and lived there for several years. In 1969, he moved his family to Salt Lake City seeking a quieter and better environment for raising his children. Glen worked as a mechanic all of his adult life. He was skilled in aircraft, diesel and automotive mechanics. He was employed by the Chicago Transit Authority as a bus mechanic for several years. After the move to Salt Lake City, he was employed at the Salt Lake City Streets Department, where he used his skills repairing and maintaining their motorized equipment. Glen worked for Freeway Transmissions for many years as a transmission technician. Glen was an avid motorcyclist, and rode motorcycles on many adventures to places in the western United States. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, travelling in his motorhome and trips to casinos in Nevada.
Glen is survived by his loving wife, Betty; brother, Jay Walter (Velma) Thompson, Chicago, Ill.; sister, Gwendolyn Laffoon, Littleton, Co.; children, Kimberly R. Haley, Sharon K. Thompson, Glen C. Thompson, Jr.; 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death, by his parents; sister, Elizabeth Morris; brothers, Lytell Barrett, Grover C. Thompson II and Kenneth Thompson.
Memorial Service and Inurnment will be held at Lake Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary, Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM.
Our family wishes to thank The Intermountain Medical Neuro Rehabilitation Center for the hard work and dedication in helping Glen to recover and gain his mobility. A special thanks to Millcreek Home Health and Hospice for their support, help and compassion.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.memorialutah.com
June 19, 2012
In Memory of
Lillian Lundevall Bench
07/13/1916 ~ 06/18/2012
Lillian Lundevall Bench, age 95, passed away on June 18, 2012, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born on July 13, 1916 in Salt Lake City to Swedish Immigrants Berger and Amy Lundevall. She married Hilbert M. Bench.
Mom loved to bake and read. She served as a Primary Teacher in the LDS Church, and adored her family. Her favorite pastime as a young girl was climbing a tree, to read a good book! Happily she can now enjoy that simple pleasure once again. Mom was the epitome of dignity, and was loved by all who knew her.
Survived by sons, Dick (ElRae) Bench, Steve (Sandra) Bench, daughter, Sandra Anderson, 8 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her loving husband, Hillie; parents and 5 siblings.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 11:00 am at Mountain View Memorial Chapel, 3115 East 7800 South, Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Family and friends may visit on Saturday from 9:45 to 10:45 am. Read more
June 19, 2012
In Loving Memory
November 24, 1950 – June 12, 2012
Robert Craig Fulkerson, our amazing and beloved husband, father, son, big brother, brother-in-law, father-in-law, nephew, uncle, cousin, grandfather and friend to many near and far, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 after a courageous eight month battle with Leukemia. Bob was sixty-one years young.
The oldest of four children, Bob was born November 24, 1950 to Robert and Margaret (Ferris) Fulkerson in the Naval Hospital at St. Albans in the borough of Queens, Long Island, New York. Bob spent his early years on Long Island before his family moved to California in 1956. He grew up in San Carlos, attending Laureola Elementary School. The family then moved to San Jose where Bob attended Westmont High School, graduating class of 1968. Read more
June 13, 2012
Arlene Andersen, our beloved mother, passed away on June 10, 2012. She was born April 15, 1924 in St. Cloud, Minnesota, to William and Laura Wenker. She graduated from Cathedral High School in 1942 as Valedictorian of her class and attended St. Cloud Teacher’s College. The family moved to Portland, Oregon in 1943. Arlene was employed by the Oregon Ship Building Corporation as Head Verifier of the Invoice Audit Department. When World War II was over, she worked for Swift & Co. as Head Bookkeeper.
She met Robert Andersen in Portland, Oregon. They moved to Salt Lake City where they were married in 1951. They bought a home in Kearns in 1956, where they lived and raised their son, Ken. They lived in the same home for about 50 years surrounded by loving neighbors. Read more