December 2, 2013
Our beautiful Flo was born May 15, 1922 in Wheeling, West Virginia. She married her high school sweetheart, Brady, in 1942 and for 21 years she shared and supported his career in the military. They both talked about a large family and 7 was their lucky number. In 1963, Dugway, Utah became their home when Brady started a second career. With children all in school, Flo became more active in her Catholic faith through ministry and teaching. In 1968, they bought a home in Salt Lake City and children were graduating high school, headed off to college or married life. So Flo walked into the office of the Diocese of Salt Lake and asked if they ever need volunteers. From that day until she and Brady left Salt Lake in 1994 and settled in Mesquite, Nevada, she was teaching religious education in several parishes and was Director of Religious Education at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church for several years. In 1977, she received the highest award given for work in the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, the Saint Pius X Medal and in 1979 voted “Woman of the Year” at Blessed Sacrament Parish. She wrote in her journal, “Before I do anything for the Lord, I always ask for the grace to be docile to Him and die enough to myself so that His presence is seen and His voice is heard through me.” Flo was professed into the Third Order of Saint Francis in 1968. She died November 29, 2013, the Feast of All Saints of the Franciscan Orders.
Flo is preceded in death by her beloved husband Brady, daughter Mary Ann and granddaughter Christi. Her children Brad, Sally, Mark, Michael, Brian and Nancy, 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren will miss her loving smile, her beautiful blue eyes and the words spoken so often to each of us, “I love you.”
Flo’s family would like to express sincere thanks to the loving caregivers at Brighton House Assisted Living in Riverton.
A funeral Mass will be held at St. Thomas More Catholic Church (3015 E. Creek Rd., Sandy, Utah) on Wednesday, December 4th at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to Mass. Internment will be at Mountain View Cemetery, 3115 E. 7800 S. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to Abbey of Our Lady of the Holy Trinity, 1250 S. 9500 E., Huntsville, UT 84317.
December 2, 2013
Robert Frank Russell, age 90, peacefully passed away surrounded by family on November 29, 2013 at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah from kidney failure.
He was born August 31, 1923 in Eureka, Utah to Aleith Allred and Frank Ivan Russell. While a small child, Bob was butted by a billy goat off the porch and into the rose bushes. He claimed, “Life’s been a bed of roses ever since.” At the age of five, his family moved to Salt Lake City. He and his 3 brothers had fond memories of spending summers during the Depression at his aunt’s home in SpringCity.
Bob taught himself to play the piano and enjoyed playing boogie-woogie for friends and family. After graduating from SouthHigh School in 1940, he enlisted in the Navy and became a fighter squadron aviator in 1944, later advancing to Lt. Junior Grade, with assignments flying on aircraft carriers. Following WWII, he enjoyed flying war planes home to their stations as he served in a Navy ferry squadron.
He attended the University of Utah, receiving a B.S. with Honors in Accounting. On May 22, 1952, he married Marjorie Elida Swift, literally the girl next door, and immediately went to work for Eastman Kodak Stores in San Francisco, later becoming the office and credit manager for the Los Angeles stores. He brought his family back to Salt Lake City in 1966 as the Kodak Stores manager. Bob later returned to the University of Utah, earning his MBA in 1979, and worked as a budget and accounting officer for the State of Utah.
He is survived by his loving wife, daughters Debbie Hough (Rick) and Robin Bateman (Chris). He is the proud grandfather of 7; great-grandfather of 7; and great, great-grandfather of 6. He was preceded in death by his daughter Carol Lee Allen Griffin, his parents, and his brothers Mack, Don, and Dick.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 5, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Mountain View Memorial Mortuary, 3115 East 7800 South, in Salt Lake City, Utah. A private family viewing will be held on Friday, December 6, at 1:30 p.m. at the same location, with graveside services to follow at 2:00. Online memories or condolences may be shared at www.memorialutah.com
November 26, 2013
Craig William Bailey
June 27, 1945 ~ November 22, 2013
Craig William Bailey lost a valiant fight to stay on earth with his family on November 22, 2013. Craig was born in Pocatello, Idaho on June 27, 1945 to Boyd and Beatrice Bailey. He enjoyed growing up in the Gem State with his sister, Kathleen and his dog, Boots. Craig was a scholar and an athlete who played football and was a champion wrestler. He left Idaho to attend Utah State University where he was freshman class president, then went on to attend Brigham Young University graduating with a degree in English and also attained his MBA from the University of Utah.
Craig leaves behind his loving wife, Colleen whom he was married to for 45 years. They were wed on August 22, 1968, a date Craig found humorous as it was the day Russia invaded Czechoslovakia. He also leaves behind his daughters, Kirsten (Bill) and Megan (Victor), grandsons Lucas and Orion as well as his two cherished dogs, Murphy and Winston. He is also survived by his sister, Kathleen Robinson and his step-brother, Donald Robert Bailey (Sharon).
Craig was a friendly, social and outgoing man who loved to travel with his family but home will always be where his heart is. He was a master of minutia who had a penchant for crossword puzzles, trivia and history. He had a passion for politics and a deep love of sports – particularly University of Utah football, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Yankees. He will be deeply missed.
We are extremely grateful to the loving staff at IHC Medical Center for their genuine care and tireless efforts to make Craig comfortable. Visitation will be held at Mountain View Memorial Estates (3115 E. 7800 S.) on Friday, November 29th at 1 p.m. followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m. and a celebration of Craig’s life at the Market Street Grill at 3 p.m. (2985 E. Cottonwood Parkway, Salt Lake City).
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” – General George S. Patton
November 26, 2013
Carl DeRoy Peterson
Carl DeRoy Peterson, 4/28/1945 to 11/24/2013 ~ Pops passed away at the age of 68. Born to Roy and Laverla Pertson. Pops was the oldest of 8 siblings. Married Cathy Rigby Peterson with whom he had 3 kids. Later divorced. Married Brenda Fowler with whom he had 3 kids. Later divorced.
Pops loved to hunt, fish and camp. He also loved to collect rocks, bottle caps and (Talan’s chapstick). He was also am member of the Magna Senior Center, where he enjoyed exercising and playing Bingo. Pops leaves behind a legacy of family. 10 kids, 23 grandkids and 13+ great grandkids.
Survived by: Jr. (Shirley), Jeff (Marlene), Jimmy (Amanda), Tammy (Chris), Deanna (Dan), Tracy (Tiffany), Lynda (Carl), Troy (Sarah) and twins, Ross and Char; Mother, Beverly Laverla Peterson; and sisters, brothers, their spouses; and numerous nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by: Father, Roy Peterson; Wife, Cathy; and Sister, Ranae.
The family would like to thank Kim Blatnick for all her help and support during his Cancer period.
A viewing will be held Friday, November 29 from 6 – 8 p.m., and again Saturday, November 30, at 10:00 a.m. Followed by a service at 11:00 a.m. at Mountain View Memorial Mortuary, 3115 East 7800 South, Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Park. Online condolences www.memorialutah.com
November 12, 2013
Lucy Y. Golsan
1955 ~ 2013
Loving Wife, mother & gramma, Lucy Y. Golsan age 58 years young was born February 17, 1955 in Salt Lake City , Utah to Albert & Dorothy Yazzie. She passed on this life unexpectedly the beautiful morning of November 9, 2013.
Lucy married her life love Rick J. Golsan on June 14, 1973 & had celebrated 40 wonderfully quirky years.
They are proud to be parents to 5 children JoDee, Kelvin, Carrie, Daniel & Jamie married to Ryan Shanahan
Lucy was the most loving & generous gramma to her beloved grandkids Emma Christopherson, Haiden, Konley, Senika & Memo Shanahan With them bringing the most joy into her life ‘Always know ‘Gramma loves you!’
Being the quick witted jokester, avid crafter & expert seamstress, she was strong willed & a fighter, always keeping you on your toes & never letting you down easy if she knew your potential, with her huge giving heart she was always trying to feed others.
Long serving scouter supporting her husband Rick & finally finding her place alongside him & attaining her own proud position.
She dedicated as much love as she did time into her work of achievements.
Lucy was a Navajo traditionalist at heart & knew where she came from keeping it true & close to her heart.
Camping in the outdoors was her solace & peace, many memories were made in these settings than any other place, & in the presence of her family.
Our lives will never be the same & we will never know a woman like her again. Our hearts will forever have a hole with nothing good enough to fill it. With memories & the love she instilled in us we will never forget.
Mom, just want to say just how much we all love u and will miss u. Our lives will never be the same and never would want it to be without you. It’s still a shock and we will always be thinking of your love and beauty. You will always be in our thoughts and love and never think that you will be forgotten. Always may your love and beauty travel on rainbows. Haágoóne’ Shíamá.
Love you forever, Yázhí.
Our peace is knowing you love us no matter what & that you are once again with JoDee.
Lucy is proceeded in death by her daughter JoDee Christopherson, father & 2 sisters.
On Wednesday November 13, 2013 at 3pm an intimate graveside service will be held for Lucy at the beautiful Green Burial in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery leaving her to rest in the most traditional way fulfilling her last request in the most loving way we could.
Many thanks to the condolences, love & support offered to the Golsan & Shanahan families.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.memorialutah.com. Funeral Directors: Lakeview Mortuary and Cemetery
November 6, 2013
“Loving wife, Mother & Granny Sue”
Suzanne Dickerson Heaps passed away at her home in South Jordan, Utah on November 4, 2013 after a prolonged illness.
Sue was born October 8, 1959 in Inglewood, California, to Larry and Sally Dickerson. She spent her childhood years in the Cottonwood Heights area of Salt Lake City and graduated from Cottonwood High School in 1978. While attending Dixie College in St. George, Utah, Sue met Brad Heaps and the two were married on September 13, 1979, in the Salt Lake Temple.
Sue was kind and generous to everyone, which made her a friend to many. She loved scrap booking and other crafty things, gardening and digging in the dirt, entertaining at family parties and trips to Disneyland. She was able to take one last trip there, with her family, in October, 2013.
The thing that Sue loved most in life was her children. There was nothing she was more ambitious about in life than being a Mother and Granny Sue. All she ever wanted was the best for them.
Sue served in many callings for the LDS church, all of which she enjoyed, as long as she didn’t have to speak in Sacrament meeting.
Sue is survived by her husband Brad, children Jeff, Todd (Brittany), Samantha and Nicole, grandsons Easton and Blake, her parents, brothers Jon (Kim), Joel (Jena), Jim (Debbie) and sister Diane.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the South Jordan Stake Center 10400 S. 2450 W. A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, November 8 at the Mountain View Mortuary, 3115 E. 7800 S. As well as 1 hour prior to services at the church. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Heaps girls’ college fund at any America First Credit Union.
The family would like to thank Dr. Saundra Buys and her team at the Huntsman Cancer hospital for their care and concern for Sue. She loved all of you people.
Also, thank you to Community Nursing Services for their consideration and care during the last few months and weeks of Sue’s life.
October 25, 2013
Dorothy Derbyshire Wilson
1924 ~ 2013
Dorothy Derbyshire Wilson wife, mother, and Nana passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Oct. 22, 2013.
Born July 29, 1924 to Joseph and Marietta Jensen Derbyshire in Salt Lake City. She met the love of her life Eldon Lucky Wilson. They ran away to Preston, Idaho and were married May 25, 1941. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on March 7, 1947. They had a love of camping and spent many hours traveling in their trailer and searching for arrowheads. They spent 72 ½ years together and were seldom seen apart. Their love for each other was an example to all.
She is survived by her husband Eldon, daughters Judy Rose Bobb, Dottie Lee Mitchell (Dave E Ward Sr.), seven grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, 4 sisters, and her sister in law. She is preceded in death by her parents and in laws, 1 sister, 1 brother, and her son in law.
Family visitation will be Friday Oct. 25, 2013 from 6-8 pm at Lakeview Memorial Estate, 1640 East Lakeview Drive, Bountiful, Utah. Graveside services will be Saturday Oct. 26, 2013 at 1:30 pm. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.memorialutah.com. Funeral Directors: Lakeview Mortuary
The family would like to give a special Thank you to Heartwood Hospice. Especially Leslie and Capri for their love and caring.
October 25, 2013
Tracy Roswell Coon
1960 ~ 2013
Tracy Roswell Coon died peacefully in his sleep of heart failure on Monday, October 21, 2013. Born in Salt Lake City on January 29, 1960, to Grant and Mary Jane Coon, he is preceded in death by both his Father (1999) and his loving Mother seven months ago. Tracy leaves behind two sisters, Valerie (Alan) Eddings, Shawna (Roger) Bland, and his brother Grant C. Coon. While saddened deeply by Tracy’s sudden death, we are comforted by his reunion with our dear Mother. A private family graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 26, at Mountain View Memorial Park, 3115 East 7800 South. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.memorialutah.com