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Christiansen, Brett Boyd  
Brett Boyd Christiansen Brett, formerly of Ogden, Utah passed away on July 30, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada of natural causes. He was born on December 13, 1967 to Boyd Alan Christiansen and Carlene Mann Christiansen. He attended schools in Weber County and then graduated high school from South Park Academy. Brett has a daughter Jordan Alyshia Christiansen. He married Rachel Hendrickson in Ogden (later divorced) which they had two children together, Leo Quinton Thomas Christiansen and Lily Nicole Christiansen. Amber Smith (deceased), Robert Smith, and Daniel Smith also called him dad. Brett is also survived by one brother Brian Carl Christiansen (Christy), grandson Amari plus many uncles, aunts, a niece, a nephew and cousins. He loved to go camping, fishing and playing golf. He also watched every episode of the TV show Mash (several times), iodized Buddy Holly and Elton John. He was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan and was a passionate Bernie Sanders supporter. Cremation under the direction of Desert Memorial, Las Vegas, Nevada. A gathering of relatives and friends will be held August 26th from 5 - 6:30. The funeral will begin at 6:30 at the LDS Chapel at 232 Porter Ave. Ogden, Utah. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Switchpoint Center (homeless shelter), 948 N 1300 W, St George, Utah 84770 or online at switchpointcrc.org in Brett's behalf. You are welcome to email remembrances of Brett to carlenechris@hotmail.com.
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Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on Aug. 23, 2016
Edwards, Jay  
Jay David Edwards Washington Our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Junius "Jay" David Edwards, 79, passed peacefully Thursday, August 18, 2016 in his home surrounded by family after a courageous fight with a lengthy illness. Jay was born in Pocatello, Idaho, on June 14, 1937 to Junius Golden and Elfrida (Fikstad) Edwards. He graduated from Pocatello, Idaho in 1955. He then served a faithful LDS mission to Norway where he left a legacy of faith and music. He graduated from Idaho State with a degree in Business. After leading the life of a perpetual bachelor, Jay met the love of his life, Andrea Jacqueline Dawson, and they were married in the Washington, D. C. Temple on February 7, 1976. They were happily married for 40 years and raised three children together: Jayson, Kimberly, and Steven. Their son, Steven, passed away in 2005. After college Jay worked for Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, where he began in sales, traveling the western regions, claiming he did more business with agents on the ski slope than in the office. He became Regional Vice President of Fireman's Fund and retired in 1999. During those years with the company, the family lived in Arizona, Colorado, California, and Utah. Jay had a lifelong love of music and held many church musical callings throughout his life. He was exceptionally talented at the organ and piano along with leading the ward choir. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Along with music, he also loved being outdoors. In the summer you could find him driving the boat on the lake, towing his kids and all of their friends on the wakeboard. He was also an exceptional snow skier and taught all his children from a young age how to ski. Jay was most especially known for his outgoing personality and incredible sense of humor. He was the life of the party and could walk into a room and make friends with everyone he met. He loved telling humorous stories, pulling pranks and enjoying life. He leaves his wife, Andrea Edwards; his son, Jayson Edwards; his daughter Kimberly Rodela (Lance); his precious grandchildren (Addison, Talmage, Maxwell); and twin brother Jack Edwards (Leslie), nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, two infant brothers, Ralph and Lynn Edwards, and his beloved son, Steven Delos Edwards, who was waiting on the other side to welcome him when he passed. With gratitude his family acknowledges the wonderful staff at Dixie Regional Hospital and the many doctors who rendered him such loving attention through the years. A viewing will be held on Friday, August 26, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. A viewing will also be held 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to funeral services that begin 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 27 located at the Washington Buena Vista Stake Center, 860 Fairway Drive, Washington, Utah. Interment will be in the Tonaquint Cemetery, 1777 S. Dixie Dr., St. George, Utah. Online condolences may be made at www.spilsburymortuary.com .
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Published in The Spectrum & Daily News from Aug. 24 to Aug. 25, 2016
Empey, Gordon "Lew Mar"  
Gordon Lew Mar Empey St. George, Utah Gordon Lew Mar Empey passed away August 17, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Gordon, known to his friends as Lew Mar, was born April 4, 1932 in St. George, UT to Gordon and Lois Cannon Empey. He married the love of his life, Valeen Nelson on September 13, 1952 in the St. George Utah LDS temple. Together, they had six Children: Shirlene Kimball, Robert, Ashley (Diane), Gordon, Darren and Kathy Crawford (John). Lew was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints. He held many callings, including that of secretary for many church organizations including that of ward clerk. He was an active member of the US army during the Korean War, held a deep love for his country, and was a true patriot. Lew Mar was a mechanic and could always be found helping others with their cars. He worked for the same company for over 50 years and retired from Newby Buick as the parts manger. He loved the outdoors and camping, wood refinishing, model cars (no FORDS!) and puzzles. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years; daughter Shirlene; his parents; step father, Galen Lang; sister La Mona Tauson, and 2 great grandchildren. He is survived by his children, 14 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren and one on the way. His loving sister, Aileen Empey Bundy and many nieces and nephews. A special thanks to Rocky Mountain Hospice, especially his nurse Suzanne Brooking for being so fantastic in her loving care and going far above and beyond her duties. A viewing will be held Wednesday August 24, 2016 at Hughes Mortuary from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The funeral will be held Thursday, August 25th, with a viewing starting at 9:30-10:30. Funeral at 11:00 am. St. George East Stake Center. Interment at Tonaquint Cemetery. Care has been entrusted to Hughes Mortuary (435) 674-5000. Visit www.hughesmortuary.com to leave condolences.
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Published in The Spectrum & Daily News from Aug. 23 to Aug. 24, 2016
Luke, Shirley  
Shirley Luke Kingston, Utah Alice Shirley Jessen Luke, 86, passed away August 18, 2016, at her home in Kingston. Born May 18, 1930, in Richfield to Christopher Leo and Matilda Fern Jacklin Jessen. Married R. Dwain Luke December 17, 1946, in the Manti Temple. He preceded her in death October 7, 2013. Shirley was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many positions. She worked in the Piute County School Lunch program for five years and worked as a chef at the Lion House in Salt Lake City for 16 years. She was an excellent cook, gardener, and homemaker. She was always working on one craft project or another. She completed quilts for her children and grandchildren. She also made many baby quilts and blankets for friends and family. She enjoyed traveling with Dwain and spending time with her family. Always the first to help family, neighbors and friends in time of need. She is survived by her children: Steven D. Luke, Kingston; Shirlene Luke, St. George; LeAnn (Marlon) Fox, St. George; Kathy Fox, South Jordan; 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; siblings: Joan (Leo) Morrow, Sandy; Martha Mattinson, Tooele; Carlos (Liz) Jessen, Kingston; brother-in-law, Charles Morrison, LaVerkin Preceded in death by her parents; husband, R. Dwain; daughter-in-law, Lydia Luke; son-in-law Owen K. Fox; grandson, William D. Luke; great-grandson, Brandon Turley; sisters: Cleafern (Bob) Sullivan, Leila Morrison; brother-in-law Gene Mattinson. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 27, 2016, at 12:00 noon in the Circleville 2nd Ward, where friends may call from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Kingston Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
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Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on Aug. 24, 2016
Rasmussen, Kathryn  
Kathryn Rasmussen Washington Kathryn W. Rasmussen passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Aug 9th, 2016. She had struggled with cancer and kidney failure multiple times and finally was taken due to complications that arose because of her failing kidney. Kathryn, Kate to friends and family, was born in San Francisco on February 3rd, 1949, to Fred and Lourie "Lauri" Wood. She had two brothers, Mark and Hal. She attended high school in San Francisco and then moved to Utah in 1969 to attend BYU as a music major. In Utah she fell in love and was married to Kenneth Rasmussen in 1970 and together they had two boys, Kelly J. Rasmussen and Levi S. Rasmussen. Those who knew Kate knew that nothing was average about her, she was an amazing and generous person who insisted that the world meet her on her terms. She was never one to conform to what some might expect, nor would she ever accept that something was out of her reach to accomplish. The lives of her sons, their families and her friends were constantly enriched, complicated, and entertained by her constant desire to not stand still. She was someone who would simply not take no for an answer. Kate adored animals, and this love formed the basis for many of her hobbies, charitable activities, and even employment at times. You could often find Kate on the side of a road in St. George, under a pop-up tent petitioning for stronger animal rights or better care. "Aunt Kate" would also arrive at homes throughout Southern Utah to pet-sit while owners were away. She knew each and every pet by name, temperament and favorite food. Near the end, Kate was able to spend time with family, strengthen bonds, build new memories and let folks know that she was still in charge of this "thing". In her death, as in life, she set her own rules, and passed with a calm and grace that was remarkable. Kate is survived and missed by the following: Kelly and Heather Rasmussen and their daughter Alexandria Rasmussen. Levi Rasmussen and his son Leon Rasmussen. Her brothers Mark and Hal Wood. Innumerable friends, acquaintances and pets. By her wishes, she was cremated and will be permanently laid to rest in the city she always wished to return to, San Francisco.
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Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on Aug. 25, 2016
Rowley, Nancy  
Nancy Robinson Rowley Paragonah Nancy Robinson Rowley passed away on Sunday August 21, 2016 at the age of 66 in her home after battling cancer. She passed away in the presence of her eternal companion Wayne, and her children. Nancy and Wayne were sealed in the St. George temple on November 21st 1970. Nancy was cared for in her home by her family during her final days. Nancy was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on January 18th 1950. She was the first of seven children born to Clair Dahl and Eleen Davenport Robinson. Nancy grew up in a loving family and they have remained close. Nancy was a loving wife and mother and was devoted to her family. She adored all her grandchildren and loved to have then around her. Nancy was very talented and used her talents to serve others. She quilted a baby blanket for every new baby born in Paragonah. She also loved making crafts and ceramics. Many people in the community own pieces she made. She loved the mountains and spending time at her cabin. Nancy was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served faithfully in the church in many capacities. Nancy lived in Paragonah for 36 years. She loved the people of Paragonah and as a child spent much of her time at her Grandma Idella Robinson's home. She is survived by her husband Wayne, her children Teresa (Rod) Asher, Krisann (Nat) Adams, Robyn (Shaun) Orton, August (Jeremy) Franklin, Carri (Richie) Jeffries, Jennifer (Alex) Meisner. She is survived by 22 grandchildren and 1 great grand-child. They are her legacy. She is also survived by her mother Eleen Davenport Robinson, 3 brothers, Jerry (Sheri) Robinson, Larry (Kristen) Robinson, Thomas (Lucy) Robinson, and 2 sisters, Kathy (Gene) Adams, Sharon (Russell) Tullis. She is preceded in death by her Father Clair Dahl Robinson and her brother Doug D. Robinson. The Family would like to thank Brenda Mcintyre from Zions' Way Home Health & Hospice and all those who have shown their love and support. Funeral services will be held on Thursday August 25, 2016 at 11am in the Paragonah Ward Chapel. Viewing will be Wednesday August 24, 2016 from 6-8pm and again on Thursday from 9-10:30am prior to services, in the Paragonah Ward Chapel. Interment will be held at the Paragonah Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to share condolences online at www.SerenityStG.com Arrangements are under the direction of Serenity Funeral Home, St. George, 986-2085.
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Published in The Spectrum & Daily News from Aug. 23 to Aug. 24, 2016
Thompson, Paul  
Paul Stephenson Thompson Hurricane, Utah Our remarkable husband, father, grandfather and friend, Paul Stephenson Thompson, 90, returned to the God he loved as well as many loved ones on August 20, 2016 in Hurricane. Paul was taken from us suddenly after a joy-filled day spent working, laughing, and joking with family and friends. The world has lost a mountain. Paul was the youngest child born to William Leslie and Eva Merinda Stephenson Thompson on March 15, 1926, in Aurora Utah. His was a home of little means but one filled with great love, faith and hard work. No one loved family more than Paul did. His early years were spent in Aurora in school, farming with his father and siblings and adventuring on the back of his horse, Old Dime, with his dog, Scottie often sitting right behind him. Paul's family moved to Provo in 1942, where he graduated from Provo High School in 1944. Paul attended Brigham Young University where he was a class officer and played on the varsity basketball and tennis teams from the fall of 1944 to February of 1946. This began his life-long passion for all things BYU, and right to the day he passed away, he was dressed in BYU sweats, shirt and ball cap. Paul served an honorable LDS mission in the North Central States Mission where he made life-long friends with those he taught and loved. These devoted friendships now span three generations. Paul returned to finish his degree in Pharmacy from the University of Idaho Southern Branch (ISU) and graduated in June of 1953. The highlight of his career in pharmacy was owning Pauls' Pharmacy in Pocatello, Idaho where his personal touch with each customer was his hallmark and included delivering prescriptions to those too sick or weak to come to the pharmacy. He moved to Richfield, Utah in 1976, where he worked at Hall's Drug and finished out the last 17 years of his career as the pharmacist at Sevier Valley Hospital. Paul married Marilyn Grace Thompson in the Idaho Falls Temple on June 6, 1951. They were blessed with six children: Stephanie (Dennis) Ransom, Paula Standifird, Bradley Paul (deceased), Annette, Leslie (Larry) Jenkins, and Stephen (Janette). Marilyn was called back to heaven on September 18, 1968. One of earth's true angels, Marba Cottle Pearson, entered Paul's life later that year and they were married in the Logan Temple, which added Marba's daughter, Leanne (Danny) Worwood to the family. Alan Evan (Sarah) was born to this marriage. Later, Jason (Ouida) Taylor became a son and brother to the Thompson family through the Indian Placement Program. Marba and Paul were devoted to each other and Mom rarely left Dad's side. His last words were of love and gratitude to Marba and to his children and grandchildren. A life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Paul had an unwavering testimony and love for the Savior and he found great joy in sharing and teaching the gospel. At 90 years old, he continued to teach the high priests in his Hurricane ward. He served as a missionary, teacher, bishop in the Pocatello, Idaho 25th Ward, as well as a counselor in the stake presidency in the North Pocatello Stake. Paul and Marba were richly blessed to serve together in the Ohio Columbus and Nauvoo, Illinois Missions. Paul and Marba's performance of Old Mother Hubbard in Nauvoo is legendary. Even as Paul's health declined, he and Marba pushed themselves to travel miles to support their children and grandchildren at performances, weddings, graduations, mission farewells and homecomings. The bar they set as grandparents and great-grandparents is unparalleled. Their fourth grade history trips with grandchildren will never be forgotten. Paul also found great joy in his matched Arabian horses, Barr and Zarr. They and the reconditioned buggy they were trained to pull were in many parades in Idaho and Utah. On the day he died, Paul's huge personality, wit and humor shined. Paul loved people and people loved him. It didn't matter where you traveled, someone knew and recognized Paul S. Thompson. Paul is survived by his wife, Marba; children; 38 grandchildren and 38 great- grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents and each of his revered brothers and sisters: Elaine (Lynn) Nielsen, Homer (Lil), Edith (Ken) Harward, Dan (Rae), Alma (Aldena), Rose (Francis) Winkel, and Joy (Einar) Johnson. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Hurricane Stake Center, 677 South 700 West, Hurricane, where friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday for close friends and family from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Burial in the Provo, Utah Cemetery at 5:00 p.m. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
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Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on Aug. 24, 2016
Warner, Brenda  
Brenda Kay Warner St. George Brenda Kay Warner (Hampton) passed away August 14, 2016. She was born in Seymour, Indiana on June 10, 1942. Brenda was predeceased by her father Fred Hampton, mother Ida Hampton and her husband of 43 years Benjamin Harrison Warner, Jr. Their primary residence was in Tustin, CA but in 1984 they founded the Warner Ranch in Hatch, UT and permanently relocated to Utah shortly thereafter. Brenda was an accomplished craftswomen and published author of crafting books. She was a member of the National Gourd Society sharing her art with others with a common interest. Her work has been displayed at several trade shows across the country. She had a strong love for gardening and animals, especially her beloved cats. Brenda is survived by her 3 sons, Jeff (Erin), Matt (Christine) and Ben (Jennifer) and her extended family of Stan (Holly), Wayne (LaVerne), Cheri (Henry), Tim, Tom (Carolyn), and her 18 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Services will be held at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana, CA. Visitation will be held at 11:00AM on Monday, August 29 followed by funeral services at 12:30 in the Mortuary Chapel at Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA. Arrangements are made under the direction of Hughes Mortuary, 1037 East 700 South, St George, UT (435)674-5000
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Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on Aug. 25, 2016
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