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Hyrum Smith

Aug 8, 2022

Hyrum Whitaker Smith passed away August 8, 2022. He was born to Samuel Schwartz Smith and Jeannette Taylor Whitaker Smith in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 2, 1931. He is the 4th of 8 children. He spent his youth in Bennion, Utah on the family farm, where he learned to work hard and developed a talent for fixing things.

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John-Paul Mark

Aug 8, 2022

John-Paul William Mark (John), 53, passed away on August 8, 2022, in Murray, Utah, surrounded with love and peace, with his loved ones sharing stories, laughing, and crying.

John-Paul was born on November 20, 1968, in Würzburg, Germany, to Janet Scott and David Mark.

He is survived by his parents, Janet Scott, and David (Martha) Mark; siblings David Mark Jr.,...

Zelda Black

Aug 7, 2022

Our mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Zelda Bryte Wood Black, passed away very peacefully in her sleep Sunday morning, August 7, 2022, near many who loved and took such good care of her.

She was born July 18, 1939, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Oscar Neldon and Verle Wood.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald Ervin...

Rosalie Gualazzi

Aug 6, 2022

On August 6, 2022, Rose passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family.

Rose was born on September 12, 1948, to Melvin Willard Smith and Lois Valanee Smith. She was a kind and loving person. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren very much. She would always help a person in need. She loved spending time with her family, especially...

Afton Cloward

Aug 6, 2022

Afton Washburn Cloward, 77, passed away August 6, 2022, in South Jordan, Utah. Born December 14, 1944, in Richfield, Utah to Jesse Ordean and Lola Sarah Miller Washburn. Married Elliott Lee Cloward May 6, 1965, in the Manti Utah Temple.

Afton was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She held many callings throughout her...

Phyllis Mirabella

Aug 5, 2022

Phyllis Curtis Mirabella passed peacefully of natural causes on August 5, 2022, in Millcreek, Utah. Born September 27, 1936, in Ephraim, Utah to John Leon and Sarah Sorensen Curtis. A graduate of Cyprus High School class of 1954. Married Grant Melvin Erickson in 1954. Phyllis's two children, Sharron and Merris, were born to this union. Later divorced. Married Arland Harvey...

Minnie Salas

Aug 2, 2022

Minnie passed away at the age of 82 on August 2, 2022, at 8:20 am in South Jordan, Utah surrounded by her loved ones sharing stories, laughing, crying, and surrounding her with love and peace.

Minnie was born in Canoncito, New Mexico to Enemias & Josephine, later on Enemias married Triniadad, she grew up having a total of eight brothers...

Linda Matagi

Jul 31, 2022

Linda Sue Matagi passed away July 31, 2022 peacefully in her sleep at the age of 67. Linda was born May 23, 1955 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Elmo Lamar and Arlene Judd Lance. She was the second of four children.

Linda married Moronae Fatu Matagi September 27, 1972 in the Salt Lake City Temple. Together Moronae and Linda...

Charles "Bud" DeBry

Jul 31, 2022

Charles "Bud" Lyle DeBry, 1933 - 2022 was born September 15, 1933 to John Jacob DeBry and Dorothy Marie Magera in Salt Lake City, Utah. Married Katherine Georgia Frkovich February 23, 1957, and later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple.

Grandpa Bud inherited his love for, and memory of people from his dad, Great-grandpa Jake. He was extremely proud of...

Olive O'Mara

Jul 28, 2022

After nearly fifty years as a widow, Olive Violet Osterwise O'Mara was reunited with her husband, David, on Thursday, July 28, 2022. Olive was born February 21, 1920, in Scottdale, Pennsylvania. She was the oldest of the five children of Robert Russell Osterwise and Violet Jane Watson Osterwise.

Olive's family was poor financially, but rich in intellect. Her parents encouraged...

James Eldon Thomas

Jul 27, 2022

Our cherished and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on July 27, 2022, in West Valley City, Utah. He had just celebrated his 93rd birthday.

Born July 7, 1929, in Salt Lake City, Utah, son of James Benjamin and Enid Thomas, he was the oldest of four...

Roland Wright

Jul 25, 2022

In the early morning hours of July 25, 2022, Roland S "Corky" Wright slipped quietly away from the pain and suffering finding the peace that he so desperately sought. He was born to Ruth Taylor and Roland W Chamberlain, later adopted by Chester W Wright. He spent many carefree hours with cousins living in a pioneer home on a farm...

Lorna Hilsendeger

Jul 24, 2022

The world lost a beloved mother and friend to everyone. Lorna Hilsendeger passed away at the age of 83, on July 24, 2022, after a short battle with cancer. She put up a fight until the very end.

 

Lorna was born in Bismarck, North Dakota on May 26, 1939, to Alfred and Evelyn Larson. She married Eugene "Red" Hilsendeger...

Gloria Lucy Miller

Jul 22, 2022

Gloria Lucy Kimball Miller achieved her heart’s greatest desire on the night of July 22, 2022. She was joyously reunited with the love of her life, her husband, Max, who had passed away many years before. She left us quickly with a laugh on her lips and cheer in her heart. We couldn’t have hoped for a better departure from...

Noel Archibald

Jul 21, 2022

With heavy hearts, we sadly announce a loved father, grandfather, adopted father, adopted grandpa, adopted uncle to many passed away on Thursday July 21, 2022 in his home.

Noel was an educator at heart. A career in teaching and a love for learning, sharing, and being the most positive person in the room are the trademarks he leaves behind. His...

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