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Nava, Anastacia Martinez - Salt Lake City  
Price, UT-Our beloved mother, niece, aunt, cousin and friend Anastacia Martinez Nava finished her race here on Earth to return to our heavenly father on Friday, August 21st, 2015 at 12:34 a.m. Anastacia (Stacia) was born in Price City, Utah to Martha Razo. Stacia was an amazing women who loved everyone and always tried to make people happy. Her door was open to everybody. Her smile was contagious. She loved to dance and sing and act silly to make everybody laugh. She will be missed by everybody who knew her. She was survived by her daughters who were the love of her life Rosalie Nava, Herlinda Nava, and Joseph Valdez who she considered her son. Gloria Ramirez, aunt; Candy Jaucqez, aunt (Johnny); Cleo Olmedo, aunt; Jim Smith, father; Dear friend Eileen Valdez who is now taking care of her girls, and Mike Dean who stayed by her side until the end. She was preceded in death by her mother Martha Razo, grandfather Ventura Razo, and grandmother Anastacia Razo. We would like to give special thanks to the doctors and nurses at the U of U hospital for everything they did for her. Also to everyone else who helped put her to rest. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 11:00 a.m. at Saint Patrick Catholic Church 1040 West 400 South. A Vigil service will be held Friday 7:00 p.m. at the Neil O'Donnell & Sons Mortuary 372 East 100 South, where friends may call from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Committal 4th Ave. & T Street.
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Aug. 27, 2015
Naylor, Dorothy Ruth Miller - Sandy  
Dorothy Ruth Miller Naylor, born April 17, 1931 in Murray, Utah to Paris Elias ("Pat") and Vera (Osborne) Miller, passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2015, at her home in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Dorothy married Floyd Nordberg Naylor on October 31, 1948 and they were later sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Dorothy held numerous positions in the Church including Primary President and Stake Sports Director as well as assisting Floyd with scouting endeavors for more than 25 years. Dorothy had a beautiful voice and sang in the Ward Choir most of her life. She enjoyed square dancing with her husband and traveling the world. Dorothy is survived by her husband, Floyd and three children: Stephen Floyd Naylor (Sherilyn), Gary Naylor (Debbie) and Tammy Taylor; 9 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Patricia Ruth Naylor. The family wishes to give special thanks to the staff of Intermountain Homecare and Hospice, with particular gratitude to Laura and Melissa for their personal attention and consideration. Funeral services for Dorothy will held on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 East Dimple Dell Drive (10600 South), where a viewing will be held on Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday morning from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment: Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery. Please leave online condolences for the family at www.larkinmortuary.com .
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Aug. 25 to Aug. 26, 2015
Nelson, Calvin Lars - Richfield  
Loa, Utah-Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather, Calvin Lars Nelson, age 89, passed away peacefully at his home on August 19, 2015, surrounded by his family. Lars was born April 26, 1926, in Fremont, a son of Lewis Peter and Della Amelia Taylor Nelson. He was the seventh of eight children. He graduated from Wayne High School, Class of 1944 and was drafted into the US Army in December of 1944. He proudly served in WWII and developed a great love and respect for his country. When he returned from the military and looked over the valley of Wayne Count, he said, "I hope I never leave this valley again." Except for a mission and a few short vacations, he never did. He was always grateful for the day he married his eternal sweetheart, the banker's beautiful daughter, Anita Brian, on January 30, 1948, in the Manti LDS Temple. Together they were blessed with five children and lived a happy life. Lars was a member of the LDS Church and served in many capacities, including Bishop of the Fremont Ward. He and Anita served an LDS Mission in Corpus Christi, Texas, and spent many rewarding years as ordinance workers in the Manti Temple. He had a strong testimony and eagerly shared it with others. Anita passed away on February 9, 2000. He married Rhea Jane Huntsman Jackson, July 22, 2002. He was active in the community, serving on the Fremont Culinary Water Works Board and as President of the Wayne County Farm Bureau. He also was an active member of the Harold Brown American Legion Post #92 and proudly served throughout his life. Lars loved his farm and worked hard to take care of it. He learned the art of welding and was one of the best repairmen around. Whenever one of his neighbors needed help, he would stop whatever he was doing to assist them. The things he loved most were spending time with his grandchildren, playing his harmonica, going to the Temple, and shearing and tending his sheep. He was the best Dad and Grandpa ever and he, with his cheerful attitude, will truly be missed. Lars is survived by his wife, Rhea of Loa; his children: Sandra (Deceased) and Gaylen and Nancy Rees of Grover; C. Leon and Becky Nelson of Highland; Diane and Raymond Potter of Torrey; Natalie and Bill Overton of Gallup, New Mexico; Stacie and Deven Gass of Circleville; 37 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Berneal and Dee Hatch of Loa; and a brother-in-law: Monte and Elaine Ellett of Bicknell. His surviving step-children are: Therral and Judy Jackson, Elaine and Dale Young, Tom and Marilyn Jackson, Kevin and Berniece Jackson, Lynn and Pamela Jackson, Jane and Doug McPherson, Verla and Jeff Mehoves. He is preceded in death by his wife, Anita; a daughter, Sandra Lynn Nelson Rees; his parents; brothers and sisters: Ione and Wayne Blackburn, Vern Nelson, Twila and Fremon Sorensen, Kirk and Etta Nelson, Ellen and Deward Blackburn, Willis Spafford and Dorothy Ellett. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. in the Loa LDS Stake Center, where friends may call for viewing Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. or Tuesday morning from 11:00 to 12:30 prior to the services. Burial with military honors accorded by the Harold Brown American Legion Post #92 and the Utah Honor Guard will be in the Fremont Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah. Online guest book at: www.springerturner.com
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Aug. 23, 2015
Nielsen, Karen Elva Jacobsen - Taylorsville  
Karen Elva Jacobsen Nielsen, age 88, passed away August 26, 2015 in Taylorsville, Utah. She was born April 13, 1927 in Hou, Denmark to Anders Jacobsen and Anna Elise Marie Jacobsen. She attended Granite High School, The University of Utah and BYU. She married Eldon Robert Nielsen on July 2, 1945 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Karen completed 27 years of formal education culminating with conferral of a Doctorate in secondary education and curriculum. Karen belonged to Phi Kappa Phi as well as many educational fraternities, International Reading Association, Salt Lake Reading Association etc. Karen served a Senior Mission to Guatemala. Karen was recognized as teacher of the year 1988 while in the employ of Weber State Collage. Karen was an accomplished seamstress, tailor, cook, and mentor. Karen loved to travel and was an avid reader. Karen published a book and published many professional articles as well as guides for 33 schools in reading. Karen is survived by her husband Eldon Robert Nielsen, her children Robert A. Nielsen (Sheila), West Jordan, UT., Alan Reid Nielsen (Tamara), Manti, UT., Anders B. Nielsen, (Kristine), Riverton UT., David Nielsen (Becky), South Jordan, UT., Marylea Lockard (Rick), Rio Rancho, NM., her siblings Wilford O. Jacobsen, Parley P. Jacobsen and Anne Vivian Stong, 21 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by Stewart Lee Nielsen and Daniel Nielsen. Funeral services will be held at the Bennion 2nd Ward, 6100 South Kamas Drive, August 29, 2015 at Noon. Friends and family may call from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Interment at the Valley View Memorial Park, 4335 West, 4100 South, West Valley City, Utah. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.valleyviewfuneral.com .
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Aug. 28 to Aug. 29, 2015
Nuttall, Barbara Larkin - Salt Lake City  
Barbara Larkin Nuttall (Bobbie) passed away on August 9, 2015 in her home at her request. She is survived by her Husband Virgil Blaine Nuttall, two sons William Blaine Nuttall (Bill), Richard Thomas Nuttall (Rick), one granddaughter Sheila, one great-grandson Rorrin and one brother Bud Larkin in Darby Montana. Barbara was preceded in death by parents Fred Seal and LaVida Jules Larkin, two sisters and seven brothers. Barbara retired from Husky Oil / Flying J Refinery as an Administrative Assistant to four different refinery managers in twenty five years of employment. Barbara graduated from Davis High in 1949 going on to LDS Business College. She graduated with degrees in Shorthand and Accounting that she used in her career throughout her life. A private ceremony with family was held on August 14, 2015 per Bobbie's wishes.
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Aug. 21 to Aug. 23, 2015
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