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Wadsworth, Grant  
Grant Sheldon Wadsworth Milford, Utah Grant Sheldon Wadsworth, age 67, passed away May 15, 2015 at his home in Milford, Utah. He was born May 3, 1948 to Clifford and Grace (Terry) Wadsworth in Cedar City, Utah. He graduated from Milford High School in 1966, and then went to barber school in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1977, he began working for the Union Pacific Railroad as a Brakeman and a Conductor, traveling multiple places between Provo, Utah and Las Vegas, Nevada. He enjoyed his work and loved sneaking his daughters on to enjoy the occasional train ride. In 1978, he married Connie Ella Miller in Ely, Nevada. They were married for 37 years. He enjoyed spending time with his two kids, Mitzi and Jenna, his five grandchildren and all his wonderful family. Grant had a passion for cars. Since he was able to drive, he always drove a "fancy car". He spent most of his spare time attending car shows, drag races and test-driving cars. Along with cars, he had a great love for music, the oldies specifically. His favorite musicians were George Strait, Garth brooks and Eddie Rabbit. Grant is survived by his wife, Connie Wadsworth of Milford, UT; two daughters, Mitzi Lee (Brett) Hatch of Enoch, UT and Jenna Rae (Joshua) Smith of Washington, UT; five grandchildren, Destin, Raesen and Gunner Hatch and Addyson and Brody Smith; his brother, Clifford Clyde (June) Wadsworth of Overton, NV and sister, Louise (Frank) Holmes of Cedar City, UT. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Grace Wadsworth, 3 siblings, Vee Wadsworth, Melvin Wadsworth and Ruby Thompson; a sister-in-law, June Wadsworth and a brother-in-law, Frank Holmes. Graveside service will be held at 12:00 pm on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Cedar City Cemetery, Cedar City, Utah. A viewing will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Southern Utah Mortuary in Milford, Utah. Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be made at www.sumortuary.com .
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Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on May 19, 2015
Weaver III, George  
George Clark Weaver III St. George, Utah George C. Weaver 1931-2015 George Clark Weaver III of Sublette County, Wyoming passed away on May 16, 2015 at 8:05 am at the Landmark Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was 83. George was born on August 14, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to George Clark and Dorothea (Berry) Weaver. He was the second of four children; growing up with one sister and two brothers. George attended grade school in Philadelphia at St. Theresa's, Prep School at St. Joseph's, and one year of college at St. Mary's. He later graduated from LaSalle University with a Bachelor's degree in Business. George served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1951 to 1966 and was honorably discharged as a Captain. George had a long and successful career in the Industrial and Medical gas industry and Welding Supply distribution industry. He worked for Linde Division of Union Carbide Corporation for 10 years. He was co-owner of The Great Plains Welding Supply Co. in Wyoming and Nebraska. George also worked for Utah Welder's Supply Company in Salt Lake City and retired from Airgas in 1995. George had the privilege of sharing his life with two remarkable women. He married Beryl Feise in 1954 and together they had six children, George (Elin) Weaver, Lisa (Cliff) Wise, Daniel Weaver, David (Laurie) Weaver, Nancy Weaver and Michael (Stephanie) Weaver. George and Beryl divorced in 1977. George later married Mary (Morrill) Weaver. They lived in both St George, Utah and Jackson, Wyoming, where they had their summer home. Together, George and Mary spent 25 beautiful years together, playing golf at Bloomington Country Club in St George, Utah and traveling with friends throughout the world. George is survived by Mary, his loving wife, his six children and their spouses, two stepdaughters, Rochelle (David) Bailey and Susan (Robert) Stanley, two brothers, Richard (Marjorie) Weaver and Jack Weaver, 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; which he loved with all his heart! George was truly loved and will be greatly missed. We would like to send a special thank you to Landmark Hospital and their outstanding staff, for providing such tremendous care and compassion to George. A memorial in his honor will be held at a later date for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please visit any Wells Fargo location and make a donation to the George C Weaver Memorial Fund. The proceeds of the fund will be contributed in his name to the American Heart Association.
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Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on May 24, 2015
Webb, Merlin  
Merlin Roland Webb Apple Valley Merlin Roland Webb, 80, passed away May 16, 2015, in his sleep of natural causes. Merlin was born August 9, 1934, in Hurricane, UT to Roland Thomas and Ruby Ruesch Webb. Merlin was raised in La Verkin, UT the oldest of the three boys. He was taught to work by his parents on the family farm where they raised animals, fruit, and vegetables to sell at the family's fruit stands throughout the state. After graduation from Hurricane High School, he married Sherri Louise Nyborg in 1952. Merlin and Sherri had four children; they later divorced after the children were raised. Merlin attended and graduated from Dixie College before moving to Chicago, IL to attend Dental School. After graduation from Dental School, Merlin served as a dentist at Edwards Air Force Base before making Scottsdale, AZ their home. Merlin had his dental practice in Scottsdale for 30 years until his retirement. While living in Scottsdale, Merlin served in civic and community organizations. He was on the Scottsdale planning and zoning commission. Merlin also served as a board member of Scottsdale's Boys Club and Chamber of Commerce. He was a longtime member of the Jaycees, Scottsdale Mounted Sherriff's Posse, Scottsdale Charros, and Navajo County Hash Knife Pony Express. Along with Merlin's practice of dentistry, he had a real love of cattle ranching on the Arizona Strip. Over the years he had several ranches including Whitmore Wash along the Colorado River, White Sage by Fredonia, AZ, Hurricane Valley, and the Rim. He retired to and loved living at Cannan Ranch, where he enjoyed planting a garden each year. Over the years Merlin made many special life-long friends who he enjoyed spending time with; they were a big part of his life. Merlin was preceded in death by his parents, a younger brother Robert Webb, and a great-granddaughter Emme Webb. He is survived by: his brother Bud (Marianne) Webb Hurricane, UT; his four children Kelland Webb, Scottsdale AZ, Kirk (Sharon) Webb, Hurricane UT, Kristal (Zach) Markham, Flagstaff AZ, Kendra Webb, Phoenix AZ; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. There will be a memorial service Monday, May 25, at 6:00 PM held at the American Legion Hall 730 N 200 W in Hurricane, UT. According to Merlin's wishes there will not be a viewing, and his ashes will be laid to rest at a later date. Family and friends are invited to share condolences online at www.SerenityStG.com . Arrangements are under the direction of Serenity Funeral Home of Southern Utah, 435-986-9100.
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Published in The Spectrum & Daily News from May 22 to May 24, 2015
Willis, Kay  
Kay Marvin Willis Manti Kay Marvin Willis, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, passed away quietly at his home on Sunday. He was 86. Kay was born March 10, 1929 in Henrieville, Utah to Sears Merrill and Julia Fern McBride Willis. He graduated from Bryce Valley High School in 1948. Kay married Maggie Dutton on Jan. 19, 1949 in the St. George Temple. Together they raised seven children. Maggie died on Feb. 9, 2001. Kay married Cathy Collyer on Dec. 11, 2003 in Richfield. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti Temple in February 2007. Throughout his life Kay was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served as stake young men president, counselor in three bishoprics, elders quorum president, high priests group leader, and ordinance worker in the St. George Temple. He and Cathy especially loved serving together as ordinance workers in the Manti Temple. Kay enjoyed the outdoors—hiking, hunting, and fishing. He was a great storyteller with a penchant for writing poetry and taking pictures. He loved to laugh at funny movies. He collected many things and valued the impressions he received while studying his scriptures. He will be remembered as one who loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. Kay is survived by his wife, Cathy, Manti; children: Linda (Dale) Larson, Cannonville, Utah; Merrill (Karen) Willis, Chubbuck, Idaho; Russell (Sandra), Chubbuck; Loren (Peggy) Willis, Las Vegas, Nev.; Julie (Clark) Spendlove, Las Vegas; Beverly Syrett (Jay) Marshall, Price; Mechel Page, Panguitch; Jim (Marcy) Savage, Lynnwood, Wa.; Shauna (Michael) O'Connor, Bothell, Wa.; 37 grandchildren; and 80 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Julia, and father, Sears Merrill; wife, Maggie; son-in-law, Bob Syrett; grandson, Grant Spendlove; and nine siblings. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 22 at 11 a.m. in the Manti Stake Center, 555 E. Union St. A viewing will be held at 9:30 that morning at the same location. Burial will be in the Henrieville Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. under the care Springer Turner Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed online at www.springerturner.com .
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Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on May 20, 2015
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