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Faulkner, Arthur James - Bountiful  
1924 ~ 2016 Arthur James Faulkner (Big Jim) passed away at his home in Bountiful on April 28, 2016 at the age of 91. His wife, Arta Mae, was there with him. Jim was born October 13, 1924 in Brantford, Ontario Canada to Edgar Reid & Jane Elizabeth Faulkner. He was the second of six children. He grew up in Alliance, Ohio where he was a star athlete and lettered in football, baseball, basketball, and track all 4 years. After graduation he was drafted into the US Army, 97th Infantry in WWII. He stormed the beach at Normandy on D-Day and served through Europe until the end of the war and was then sent to Japan 6 days after Hiroshima, serving as a Prefect Director during the occupation. He is a highly decorated Veteran and has received the Kentucky Colonel commendation for Valor in Battle and 3 purple hearts. As Platoon Sergeant of Company B, his platoon is credited with firing the last shot of WWII on May 7, 1945 near Pilsen, Czechoslovakia. He dedicated the "Last Shot Monument" Oct. 12, 2000 at Fort Benning, GA. After the war he attended Michigan State on a full athletic scholarship where he again excelled in all 4 sports. After graduating in Industrial Journalism he had a short professional baseball career with the Red Sox organization until he broke his arm. He then played professional football for the Cleveland Browns and the Edmonton Eskimos for several years. His life included drilling oil wells throughout the world as a Petroleum Engineer, screen writing Hollywood TV shows and movies, editing a sports paper, and many years teaching at numerous high schools and colleges across the US., including BYU, UVU, SLCC, and Stanford. He especially loved teaching English, writing, and Seminary. He was a gifted speaker and author. He wrote several books, the most recent one published when he was 90. In 1966, his car broke down in Salt Lake City. He ended up joining a tour at Temple Square. Shortly after, he joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and has remained in Bountiful ever since. Jim married Arta Mae Bagley on Sept. 1, 1967 in the Salt Lake Temple. He leaves behind his wife of 48 years, Arta Mae, one daughter, Anjeanette (Kyle) Williams, and seven grandchildren. Harrison, Karley (Jack) Richins, Allie, Porter, Reilly, Luke, and Stormy. Also survived by a sister, June Bell, a brother, Jerry (Phyllis) and sister-in-law Elizabeth Faulkner. He is a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. Preceded in death by his parents and three brothers Tom, Bob and Pat. Everyone considered him their best friend because of the way he treated others. He endured many years of pain in silence without ever complaining. He was an eternal optimist and always focused on a positive outcome for every circumstance. He put God first and others before himself. He was always courageous and never faltered. He said that his goodness and attitude comes from living the gospel of Jesus Christ. Funeral services will be at 12 p.m., Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Bountiful 34th Ward Chapel, 540 North 1200 East. Friends may visit family Fri. May 6th from 6 - 8 p.m. at Lindquist's Bountiful Mortuary, 727 N. 400 E. and from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Sat. at the Church prior to services. Interment Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Bountiful, Utah. Condolences may be shared at www.lindquistmortuary.com
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune from May 4 to May 5, 2016
Faulkner, Patricia Ann Yager - Salt Lake City  
Patricia Ann Yager Faulkner 1929~2016 Patricia Ann Yager Faulkner, 86, of Salt Lake City, Utah passed away Saturday April 23, 2016. Pat was born October 13, 1929 in Gary, Indiana the daughter of George and Bessie (Jackson) Yager. On September 16, 1950 she married Ralph B. Faulkner in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Salt Lake City in 1951. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Orem, Utah in 1947. She continued her education at Brigham Young University graduating with a degree in history and a minor in political science. Years later Pat went back to school at the University of Utah after her three boys reached school age. She completed a teaching certificate and a library certificate leading to a 25 year career as an elementary school media coordinator for the Jordan School District. Thousands of young students, as well as her sons and grandchildren, learned the wonder of books under her careful guidance. She had a life long love for art and travel which resulted in trips to museums all over the world. Her love of art also led to her sharing that love with hundreds, if not thousands of students as a docent for the Utah Museum of Fine Art at the University of Utah where she volunteered for over twenty years. She also volunteered at the Women's Center at St. Marks Hospital for many years. Her love of art and travel; her dedication to education and service have inspired many of us, particularly her sons and grandchildren. Pat is survived by her husband Ralph, Salt Lake City; her son Don (Ruth Ann), Fargo, North Dakota; and her son Ken, Salt Lake City; four grandsons; four granddaughters; and five great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and her son Lin. The family would like to thank the staff at Care Source in Salt Lake City for their service and compassion at the time of Pat's passing. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 30th at 2:00 pm in the Holladay United Church of Christ, Salt Lake City.
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Apr. 28, 2016
Fausett, Nalin - Salt Lake City  
Jan. 2, 1980 ~ Apr. 27, 2016 Nalin Fausett, of Farmington, UT, died Wednesday, April 27th. She was born on January 2, 1980 and adopted at birth by Lonnie and Marion Fausett. Nay graduated from Viewmont High School. Nay is survived by her fiancée, Kenneth Redding, her father, brothers Stewart and Ryan (Laura), and sister, Lisa, and her beloved nieces and nephews, Shay, Jerrek, Livvy, Carter, Tayah & Sydney. She is preceded in death by her mother and brother, Scott. A celebration of life will be held on May 14th, 2016 at Arts Center (lower level)/Forbush Park, 120 S. Main, Farmington, UT, from 3-5 pm.
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune from May 3 to May 4, 2016
Fenley, Gary Cecil - Salt Lake City  
1937 ~ 2016 Gary Cecil Fenley was born May 18, 1937 to Guy McFarland and Martha Roys. Gary was adopted and raised by Wes and Emma Fenley. In 1958 Gary joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He married Marie Anne Johnson and was sealed in the Idaho Falls temple on April 8, 1960. He passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife and three children, Annette Johnson, (John) Mark Fenley and Lisa Putnam (Paul) after suffering with Parkinson's for more than 20 years. He is survived by his wife, three children, 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and his brother, Fred Lundgren. Gary donated his body to the University of Utah Medical School. A memorial will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the LDS Chapel 6364 S. 3200 W. West Jordan, Utah at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers please donate to the LDS General Missionary Fund.
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Apr. 30, 2016
Fife, David Wells - Salt Lake City  
1931 ~ 2016 Salt Lake City, UT-David Wells Fife was born June 21, 1931 in Salt Lake City, Utah and passed away peacefully May 2, 2016. He served valiantly, in the U.S. Army, in Korea with the 653rd Observation Battalion of the 9th Corp. David enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and all of the people he met along the way. Married Lois Duncan 1953 (later divorced). Preceded in death by his parents Richard A. Fife and Miriam V. Wells; brothers, Richard and Lee. Survived by his children, Randy (Kaelyn) Fife, Debbie (David) Schmutz, Jeff (Connie) Fife and Bradley Fife, as well as 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. We appreciate the love and care he was given by the staff at George E. Wahlen Veterans Home and Hearts for Hospice. A viewing will be held Friday, May 6, 2016 at Redwood Memorial, 6500 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan, from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 2:00pm with a viewing one hour prior. Interment to follow.
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune on May 4, 2016
Foster, William "Bill" - Salt Lake City  
"Wandering Willy" wanders no more. 10/01/1927 ~ 4/28/2016 Bill Foster passed away peacefully at home on April 28, 2016. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 1, 1927 to Waide and Ethel Foster. He married Lois Robbins September 16, 1947. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Now they're together again. He returned to his sweetheart. He is survived by six children, Ronald Foster, Debbie Green (Terry), Steven Foster (Kathy), Robert Foster (Mary), Tori Drechsel (Lonne), and Tisha Peterson (Doug), 25 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, a sister and two brothers. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, brothers and sisters, and his son, Billy Foster. Bill and Lois traveled to many places, and their favorite place was Jerusalem. He served in many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Bill and Lois also served in the Cove Fort, Utah and Nauvoo, Illinois Missions, which was the fulfillment of their hearts desire. The most important thing in his life was his family. Everyone who knew Bill loved him. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, May 2, 2016 at the Capitol Hill Ward Chapel, 413 N West Capitol Street, Salt Lake City. A viewing will be held from 9:30am to 10:45 prior to services. Interment will be at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, 1640 E. Lakeview Dr., Bountiful. Daddy, you'll always be loved by your three angels.
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Apr. 30 to May 1, 2016
Fuentes, Jacqueline D. - Sandy  
1931 ~ 2016 Mom passed away on April 23, 2016 in Murray, Utah at the age of 85. She was born on February 5, 1931 in Cortez, Colorado to Ezekiel Salazar and Eloise Archuleta. Jacqueline was a CNA. She loved to make tamales, go camping, shopping for clothes and dancing. She especially loved spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids. She became a member of the LDS church in 2007. Survived by her children; Gloria Pineda, Robert Martinez, JoAnn Alvarado, Mark Martinez, Michael Martinez, Christine Tabera, Kelly Martinez, Alex Jasso and Benito Jay Jasso, many grandchildren and great grandchildren, sister Rosie Alvarado and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband Rogelio Fuentes, daughter Maxine Martinez, sisters Angie Blair and Jean Martinez and brother Albert Salazar. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.) in Sandy. Visitations will be held on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. both at the mortuary. Online condolences may be shared at www.larkincares.com .
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Apr. 27, 2016
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