In Memoriam
1950 - 2022
On April 7th 2022, our loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend Karen Rose passed away peacefully after living with Parkinson’s Disease for decades.

Karen was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 10th, 1950, to Arthur William Carlson and Beverly Jean Esmeyer Carlson. She spent her life in service to God as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to her family, and to her friends. Karen loved to dance, sing, perform, and create. She was known for her abundant talent and ingenuity, writing songs, poems, and stories. The walls of her home were adorned with her beautiful paintings, drawings, and cross-stitches, and her filing cabinet was bursting at the seams with all of her projects. Karen loved to exercise, walk, hike, and especially enjoyed playing racquetball with her dad. She was a passionate schoolteacher for as long as her body would allow, pouring herself into her role as an educator, and receiving her master’s degree in education from the University of Utah.

On December 12th, 1973, she married Stephen Alma Drechsel and together they brought six children into the world. 30 years later she expanded the family when she married her second husband Richard (Duff) Brown on August 19th, 1999—who preceded her in death on July 19th, 2017. Through that marriage she gained ten additional children.

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John D. Morton
July 10, 1950 - March 29, 2022

John "Doug" Douglas Morton was born July 10, 1950, to John and Carole Morton in Salt Lake City, Utah. He passed away suddenly on March 29, 2022 in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Doug graduated from Skyline High school in 1968 and went on to attend Westminster College, where he graduated with a degree in business. In later years he was a board member of Westminster College. Doug started working in the sporting goods business at Wolfe's Sporting Goods at the age of 14 when his dad hired him and went on to work for Gart Brothers. He then went on to be the CEO and Chairman of the Board at Sports Authority. His entire career was in the sporting goods industry.

Doug married the love of his life Keren Fowlke on August 4, 1975, Doug and Keren moved their young family from Salt Lake City to Denver Colorado in 1991. Their marriage was sealed in the Denver LDS Temple on December 3rd, 2019.

Doug was an avid sports enthusiast involved in skiing, fishing, shooting, scuba diving, boating, and loved the outdoors. One of his favorite things was traveling to Hawaii or any tropical destination. After Doug's retirement he and Keren traveled the world. When the grandchildren started to arrive, one of Doug and Keren's greatest joys was spending time with Kenzie, Maddie, Kenna, and Cooper. The grandchildren always looked forward to grandpa's pancakes, hanging out at the pool and trips to Winter Park. Doug was a very generous and compassionate person.

Survived by his children, Jennifer, Keri (Gary), Melissa and Justin (McKayla) Morton; grandchildren, Makenzie and Madison Feil, McKenna and Cooper Morton and Step-grandchildren, Campbell and Isa Lancaster; siblings, Larry Morton and Debby (Mike) Fleisch; his puppy Nala and many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Keren and parents John and Carole Morton.

We are so deeply saddened to have lost such a kind and loving person at such a young age who touched so many of our lives. But we are grateful to know that he is with Keren and his parents once again.
Frankie Brown

9/25/1949 ~ 2/16/2022

Our dear sister, aunt, cousin and friend, Frankie passed away peacefully the evening of February 16th of cancer.  She was the strongest, most determined person we have ever known, and she never complained about any pain.

Frankie was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah.  She graduated from Skyline High School and she also attended BYU, where she received a Master’s Degree in Athletic Training.  Throughout her life she excelled in sports.  She played for the Salt Lake County Shamrockettes as one of their pitchers.  As a family, we spent many days at the White Ballpark watching her play, and cheering her on.

She had many talents including playing the guitar and singing, and she had a voice that many envied.  We were blessed to get a video of her singing just a few weeks before she passed and her voice was still as pure and beautiful as it had always been.  Frankie was loyal and hardworking, which was proven by her working for the same company for 30+ years.

Frankie is survived by her cat Sodie Pop, her sisters Wendy Davis (Steve), Tracy Brown, Kelly Hicken (Paul), Troy Walker (Kevin) and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Ray Brown and Ellen Gwynn Brown.

We would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Welcome Home in Bountiful for making her last 8 months the best ever.  Thank you Jen at Cascade Springs Hospice and Chaplin Stephanie, for the love and care they so kindly provided to her. Also, Paul Hicken for everything he did for her.

Until we meet again, “we love you dearly, Frankie”.

More Info click:  Russon Mortuary Bountiful
Henry James Middleton
1929 - 2020
Surrounded by loved ones, Henry James Middleton, Jr. of South Jordan, Utah our loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather peacefully passed-away on Sept. 5, 2020. Henry was born Oct. 13, 1929 in Ogden Utah to Henry James Middleton and Mabel Anderson Middleton, the oldest of 6 children. Dad grew up in Ogden where his family had resided for several generations.
Dad married his eternal companion, LouJean Bowman, on August 11, 1948 in the Logan Utah Temple. He greatly cherished Mom and their family. He sorely missed her when she passed in 2015. They have 4 children, Connie (Jeff) Snarr, Craig (Peggy) Middleton, Brent (Tracy) Middleton, and Michelle (Jeff) Thomson. They have 18 Grandchildren and 30 Great-Grandchildren. Dad was preceded in death by his loving wife LouJean, his brother Doug, his grandchildren Kristen Thomson and Brandon Snarr.
Dad pursued Education as his career, with a Bachelor's degree from Weber State College and a Master's degree from Utah State University. Most of his career was spent at Skyline High School where he was both a teacher and a Vice-Principal. He was an outstanding educator and throughout his career in education he touched thousands of lives.
As his spirituality increased throughout his life, his examples of being a disciple of Jesus Christ emanated from him. Dad loved to serve, with his latest calling to serve as a Sealer in the Jordan River Temple.
He was an excellent father who always watched over and looked for ways to help his children, his posterity, and his neighbors. We always knew of his love and support for each of his children and his posterity. He was a truly kind and gracious man.
Janis Averett Patterson
April 5, 1950 - April 26, 2020
Janis Averett Patterson, 70, of Salt Lake City, UT passed away on April 26, 2020 after a long, courageous battle with medical complications.
Janis was born and spent most of her life in Salt Lake City. She was born to Lorraine and Ray Averett on April 5, 1950. She graduated from Skyline High School in 1968.
Janis had one daughter, Jill-Marie, and one grandson, Patrick, who called her "Grandma J." She was a generous, caring, loving, vibrant and fun mom, grandma, daughter, sister and friend.
Janis owned her own stock transfer company and worked hard to take care of her clients. She had a free-spirit, and thoroughly enjoyed her life. She was the life of the party and her sense of humor and big personality brought life to any room she walked into.
Janis' other passions were her family, her friends, and she loved all animals. She had a huge heart, especially for the underdog.
She is survived by her daughter and grandson and three sisters: Sherry Gould; Judy Chapman and her husband Scott; Debbie Kimball and her husband Mark. All of her sisters brought her such great joy and helped her immensely with her challenges related to her illness. Janis is also survived by many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews as well as many extended family and friends.
We miss you already, Mom, and pray that you are surrounded by loved ones who went before you, and that you are at peace.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, May 2nd from 12:00 to 12:45 PM followed by a graveside service at 1:00 PM all at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.), Sandy. Online condolences may be offered at

Steven Jack Green
1950 ~ 2019
After battling health issues in the past year, Steven Green passed peacefully from this life to be reunited with his oldest child Brandie, on June 21, 2019. Steve fought his illness to the end. 
Steve was born to Jack and Aileen Bench Green in Salt Lake City on May 24, 1950, the third of four children. He graduated from Skyline High School and attended the University of Utah. He married the one and only love of his life, Susan (Dille) Green shortly after high school and together they raised four children; they were his purpose in life.

1950 - 2019

We had another dear friend graduate this morning.  We'll post a more formal obituary when it is available, but Ned Nerdin passed early this morning peacefully after a struggle with pulmonary fibrosis issues.
Ned was a force of nature and will be missed, particularly by this author as we had the opportunity to bring the light of music to many the last number of years.

Condolences to his wife Colleen who graduated from Olympus in 1968.
Steven Brice Kitt
1949 ~ 2019

Father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend. His recovery from major surgery was complicated by the crippling arthritis that afflicted him in his later years. A rare defeat for a man who was usually a winner.
As a youth he was a gifted athlete. He spoke often of the baseball season when, "My team missed, by a single game, the chance to play in the Little League World Series." In high school he was a talented auto mechanic. How we all wish we had his '59 Impala 2-door today (a vehicle that met its demise in a rollover, one of two should-have-been-fatal accidents that Steve walked away from unscathed). After graduating Skyline High in SLC, he attended Weber State College in pursuit of a degree in auto mechanics. He chose a different path, but Ogden was his home for the rest of his life. He was a skilled carpenter. "They always made me build the staircases, because no one else knew how to properly lay them out." Ultimately he earned his own license and became an independent contractor. Steve married ShaMe' Hemsley in 1984. After having two children, Chelsea and Jacob, they were later divorced. He loved the outdoors; hunting, fishing and boating in particular. He was a generous, wonderful friend. Stubborn and insufferable at times, he was one who makes the world an interesting place! We will sorely miss him.
1949 - 2019

Lillian passed away on February 23rd, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Lillian was born October 11th, 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She grew up in Emigration Canyon and graduated from Skyline High School in 1968.

Lillian married the love of her life, Rick on November 3rd, 1972. Together they had two children Jennifer and Richard. She loved spending time in her garden, reading and crafting.

Survived by her husband Richard; children Jennifer (Shawn) and Richard; siblings David and Lynnda (Terry); and numerous family and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 1st at 1:00 PM at The Chateau at the Rose Shop, 1910 E. Dimple Dell Rd., Sandy.
Zina Lou Brown Kincaid
1950 - 2019

Zina passed away February 9, 2019 after a courageous struggle with cancer. She was the first daughter and second child of Barbara Ellen Handy and Billings Brown, born September 2, 1950 in Seattle, Washington. She lived there until she was three yet remembered that home well. The family moved to Springville, Utah where she attended elementary and junior high schools and helped with her five younger siblings. She loved the Springville house and neighborhood as well as the friends she made there. From there the family moved to Mercer Island, Washington where she learned to ski, work for spending money, and to chase boys. 

The next chapter took them to Salt Lake City and Skyline High School. She loved it! She found her voice participating in concert choir, the literary magazine, and clubs and activities. She left quite a reputation for her younger siblings to live up to. A short stint in Annandale, Virginia taught her that an education was crucial to life’s success, and life there took her to her missionary service at the Hill Cumorah Pageant in New York. Back to Utah, Zina graduated from BYU with an English degree and elementary teaching certificate. Also while at BYU, she met the love of her life, Robert V. Kincaid, and they began their eternity together on June 1, 1971. Their oldest two children were born while finishing school, after which their little family moved to Everett, Washington, where they raised eight children: Jesse J. (Julie) Kincaid, Erin K. (Matt) Kincaid, Shane C. (Jessica) Kincaid,Katie K. (Rich) Chavez, Clint R. Kincaid,Curtis G. Kincaid, David R. (Hailey) Kincaid, and Clay J. (Stacie) Kincaid. As a stay-at-home mother, Zina taught her children to work hard: as a family, they delivered newspapers together for 15 years! They watched her trade homemade bread for piano lessons and haircuts. They had happy, productive childhoods thanks to a diligent, faithful, and happy mother! As adults, they produced 24 happy grandchildren.

After raising her children, Zina began her belated teaching career in Everett; she taught gifted fifth-graders for just over 18 years. She was a beloved and creative teacher, touching the lives of many children and their families. She made friends easily wherever she lived and wherever she went, whether at school, Church, or even water aerobics! Her cancer cut her teaching career short, and she and Robert moved to Utah to be near the Huntsman Cancer Institute and to be near grandchildren. They bought a home in Springville and enjoyed downsizing and gardening and spending time with family.Her life was filled with Church service and community involvement. She held fast to her testimony and faith in Jesus Christ, which served to strengthen not only her, but those around her. She leaves this world a better place by having been here. She’s off to greet her parents, two cousins, a nephew, and a granddaughter in her next adventure. We will miss her but know she will continue to be joyful.

A viewing will be held Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Kolob 5th Ward, 2557 Dalton Dr., Springville. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 12:00 pm with a viewing one hour prior at the same church. Interment will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery. 

Donations in Zina's memory can be made to the Highly Capable program in Everett public schools where Zina touched the hearts of many students. Send donations to Mill Creek Elementary School, 3400 148th St. SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012.
(On Facebook Wednesday, January 16, 2018 - no obituary as of January 17, 2018)

By Jake Fairbanks (a son)
The last 36 hours have been the most difficult of our lives. Yesterday at about 5:00am our sweet mom passed on from this life with her eternal companion and family at her side. We already miss her with all of our hearts but feel a calming reassurance that her spirit is still with us. Words cannot come close to expressing our love for her and we know she has been reunited with her loved ones that have passed before. Her obituary will be coming out tomorrow, but we wanted to make our family and friends aware of her viewing and funeral.
Her viewing will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 165 N Center Street in Midway, Utah on Monday January 21st from 5:00 - 7:00pm. Funeral services will start with a viewing on Tuesday, January 22nd from 10:00 - 11:30am and Funeral will begin at 12:00.
As a family, we want to thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers as we mourn the loss of our sweet, wife, mom and grandma. We know we will be with her again one day!
Alan Taft Badham
1950 ~ 2018
With a full heart, we say good-by to Alan Taft Badham. We will miss Alan's handle-bar mustache, his big laugh, and his delight in pounding music into his students. Alan's passion for trains, for the clarinet, and threatening people with his clarinet will forever put a smile on our face.
Alan proudly served in the US Army. Al was equally proud of the 4th of July Marching Band; Da Band, sharing music with the community for over 20 years. Al was also a member of the Wasatch Division of the National Model Railroad Association as well as a 33-year member of the O Scale Guys. 
Alan is survived by his sisters, Taffy and Cindy; his niece, Amanda and brother-in-law, Wes. Although divorced from wife, Jamie Zeluff and stepson, Chad Zeluff, they remained close friends until the end.
Gary White Emery

Salt Lake City, UT-Gary White Emery passed away peacefully on July 3, 2018, surrounded by the women he loved most, his mother, wife and daughters. Gary died from diabetic complications, but had other contributing factors including Myeloid Dysplastic Syndrome and Congestive Heart Failure. The last several years Gary struggled with many health challenges. However, he faced these challenges with courage, dignity and with the love and support of his family. 
Gary was born February 25, 1950, to Alfred Charles Emery and Belva White Emery. Gary graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Accounting in 1974. He loved the "U" and worked there for just over 40 years. It was during the course of his employment that he met Sara Morgan. They married on June 1, 1979. Together they raised two beautiful daughters. He loved his family dearly and delighted in spending time together. 
Gary was a kind and gentle person. He lived his life with grace, honor and integrity. Gary was also a natural and gifted athlete. He loved sports and loved playing them. In his youth basketball was his passion, in later years it was golf. He was also an avid fisherman and enjoyed many fishing vacations at the family cabin in Island Park, Idaho. 
Gary is survived by Sara, his wife of 39 years, his two daughters, Morgan (Alex Phillips) and Courtney and his two beloved grandchildren, Elliott and Ava. His mother and his brothers, Ace (Linda), Jim (Julie) and Michael, also survive, as do ten nieces and nephews.
A service to celebrate and honor Gary will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Monday, July 9, 2018 at the LDS Parleys Stake Center, 1870 Parleys Canyon Blvd., Salt Lake City. A viewing and a family gathering will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Wasatch Lawn Memorial, 3401 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City. An additional viewing will be held one hour prior to the service.
Lance McDonald Temple
1949 - 2018

Kearns, UT-Lance McDonald Temple, 68, died on June 26, 2018 at home with his family after a one year bout with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) /Leukemia. Lance was born on November 5, 1949 to Keith and Ruth Patricia McDonald Temple, the youngest of four children. He graduated from Skyline High School and the University of Utah. He received a Masters of Public Administration degree from Brigham Young University in 1976. He worked for the Salt Lake County Health Department for 18 years and the Salt Lake County Library System for 14 years doing accounting and administrative work. He retired on December 31, 2009. Lance was a devoted father, grandfather, husband, and brother. He met his first wife Janice Lynne Fails at BYU and was married to her in the Los Angeles Temple in 1975. They adopted two children Erin Lynne in 1980 and Morgan Lance in 1986. They were married 25 years before her passing in 2001. He married his second wife, Peggy Lynette Ruckman, in 2005. Peggy had one daughter Chadelle from a previous marriage. He loved watching college sports, television comedies and movies with friends and family. He played the guitar until arthritis prevented it. He loved choral music and sang tenor in church choirs until thyroid cancer affected his voice. He loved watching his children and grandchildren play sports or do other activities. He had multiple health problems during his life, but he faced them with courage and faith. He loved making people laugh and always had a smile or kind words for others. Lance was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a mission for the Church in the state of Washington. He served faithfully in many different church callings during his life with his last being as an assistant in the ward High Priests Group. He loved the gospel and taught all ages from primary children to adults. He is now in Heaven with his loved ones. 
Lance is survived by wife Peggy, his step daughter Chadelle (Ryan) Goodfellow, daughter Erin Young, son Morgan Temple, his brother Anthony R. (Mary K) Temple and his sister Pamela R. (Brent) Evans. He was preceded in death by his wife Janice, his parents and his sister Lauren.
Funeral services will be held Monday, July 2, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Sun Ridge Ward, 5422 South Sarah Jane Drive, Kearns, Utah with a viewing from 9:30 am to 10:45 am. Interment will be at Memorial Mountain View Cemetery 7800 South 3115 East, Cottonwood Heights, Utah following the funeral.
John Shaw
1950 ~ 2017

On October 30, 2017, a hard-working, kind, generous, brave, and funny man passed away from metastatic cancer of the pancreas.
John Raymond Shaw was born June 12, 1950 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Raymond Harrison and Ruth McConnel Shaw. John graduated from Utah State University in 1972 with a B.A. in English.
John married Janice Durr in 1979 (later divorced) and together they had three children: Ian Nathaniel, Austin (Anne), and Dereck Shaw. John married Lani Lee on November 5, 2005. They enjoyed their years together in Salt Lake City before retiring to Mesquite, Nevada.
John loved history, politics, and playing golf with his son Austin, cousin Cory, and many close friends. He will be remembered for his excellent cooking, especially his homemade pies. John and Lani traveled to Europe, Victoria B.C., and several southern states. Family vacations to Hawaii, Costa Rica, Washington D.C., and Baltimore were very memorable. They recently enjoyed a Caribbean cruise with close friends. 
John was preceded in death by his parents. Survived by his wife, children, sisters Ann (Jerry) Fullmer and Mary Beth (Gregg) Sheppard, and numerous nieces and nephews.
John recently said, "I'd like people to remember me however they want." A celebration of life will be held in June 2018 in Salt Lake City.

Claudia Crosland
1950 ~ 2017

Claudia M. Crosland, our dear mother, sister and aunt passed away peacefully surrounded by her son and siblings, Friday afternoon, May 5, 2017 in Salt Lake City. She was 67 years old.
Claudia was born February 21, 1950 to Rex and Phyllis Mae Crosland and grew up in Salt Lake City. She graduated from Skyline High School and later graduated with an English degree from Utah State University. She was a loving mother, daughter and sister who showed kindness and care to all whose lives she touched.
Early in her career, she worked for Utahns Against Hunger. She later moved to San Diego and became a successful business owner. She started Claudia's Cinnamon Rolls located at the Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego. Her mother taught Claudia how to make fabulous cinnamon rolls which she turned into a wonderful business. She later moved back to Salt Lake City to be near her parents and family.
Claudia adored her son, Dustin, and spoke of him often. She missed her parents after they passed away recently. She especially missed her mother and passed away on Phyllis' birthday-May 5. 
Claudia is survived by her loving son, Dustin, siblings-Craig (Bonnie) Crosland, Jolynn (Rockwell) Schutjer, Jill (Bryan) Balli, Todd (Jill) Crosland and many nieces and nephews.
Claudia's life was celebrated in a private family gathering. 
We will miss you Claudia but know that you are happy and with your parents and loved ones. 
Online condolences at
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on May 21, 2017

Thomas W. Nelson
1949 ~ 2017
Thomas Wayne Nelson, our father, son, brother, grandfather, and friend, passed away on February 19, 2017. He succumbed to complications due to pneumonia while recovering from recent strokes and fighting heart disease. He follows his sweetheart, Sandie, who passed just one week earlier. He was surrounded by family in his final moments.
Tom was born and raised in Salt Lake City and attended Skyline High School. He loved sports and played football and ice hockey, where he excelled at both. He loved taking his family on vacation and was happiest with them together in the outdoors. He was president and co-founder of Nelson Brothers Electric, and served for many years on the board and leadership of the National Electrical Contractors Association, Intermountain Chapter. He was an example of strength, hard work, and compassion to all who knew him.
Tom is survived by his mother Eve, sons Joshua (Stacie), Nathan (Amy), and Jacob (Valerie), and brothers Raymond (Kathy) and Kelly. Tom and Sandie have four grandchildren: Lexie, Jaden, Jorja, and Tanner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandie, and his father, Raymond "Bud."
John Longstroth Richards
Nov. 16, 1949 ~ Mar. 8, 2017

Passed away peacefully with a smile on his face. He was greeted with open arms by his parents, Philip and Elma Richards. Who preceded him to meet their Heavenly Father. 
He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and married his beautiful wife, Victoria Ann Richards in the Washington DC Temple in 1982. 
He is survived by his wife and children: Valerie (David) Stanton, Nicole Williams, Celeste (Luke) Ratto, Joshua McDonald, and Gabriel McDonald. His Grandchildren: Sydney Stanton, Cortini Larson, Mariah Herrington, Brooke McDonald, Nash and Nora Ratto. 
Viewing will be held Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary: 3401 S. Highland Dr. SLC, UT, 6:00-8:00pm
His Celebration of Life will be Friday, March 17, 2017. Held at Altaview Stake - Sunridge Ward, 1850 E. 8600 So., Sandy, UT 84093. Viewing: 10:45am - 11:45, followed by the service: 12:00pm
In lieu of flowers the family requests that a donation be made to the American Diabetes Association .
Please be an organ donor, it really does save lives. Thank you
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Jimmie L. Jones, Jr.

Jimmie L. Jones, Jr., passed away February 7, 2016 from complications of asthma, heart disease and diabetes. He was born December 15, 1948 in Oklahoma City, and moved to Salt Lake City in 1958 with his parents Kathy and Jimmie, and his sister Diana.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Jan; his daughter from a previous marriage, Nicolette Jones; his mother, Kathy; and sister, Diana Legare; aunt, Shirley; and uncle, Milton; and by many nieces and nephews.

A service to celebrate Jim's life was held at Christ United Methodist Church, 2375 East and 3300 South, at 2:00 pm on Friday, February 12th. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Jim's name to the charity of your choice.

The family wishes to express their sincerest thanks for the love and support given to Jim during the long years of his illness.
Sharon Dee Clegg Muir
1950 - 2016
(Editor's Note:  Again, we just received this information.  Sharon passed  on or about 3 April 2016)
"Adieu! Adieu! 
thy plaintive anthem fades 
Past the near meadows, 
over the still stream,
Up the hill-side; 
and now 'tis buried deep
In the next valley-glades:
Was it a vision, or a waking dream? 
Fled is that music: --- 
Do I wake or sleep?"

For her former students, every time they open a book, Keats' Nightingale returns on the wings of Sharon's enduring gift.
After a long illness that she faced with great courage, Sharon passed peacefully with family by her side bidding her adieu. She was born to Dee and Dorothy Clegg, attended Skyline High School, and received degrees in education from the University of Utah and Utah State. At the two universities she met a cohort of colleagues who became fast and life long friends. For over twenty years she taught at Muir, Franklin, Mountain View and Rowland Hall Elementary Schools and tutored until she no longer had the strength. Helping children discover the magic of reading brought her joy beyond measure. She loved taking walks with dear friends, sharing a good book, and shopping for shoes and eyeglasses that complimented her natural beauty.
Sharon and Prescott shared a wonderful life of 44 years filled with memories to assuage the pain of her loss. She is preceded in death by her parents Dorothy and Dee Clegg, aunt Arlene (Warren) and is survived by her husband Prescott; brothers Darrell (Shauna) and Ralph (Kristin) Clegg; daughter Adria (Geoff) Swindle; son Luke (Meridith); and five precious grandchildren Ella, Lilly, Luke, Evan and Ryan. Nonna, you're "a flowery tale more sweetly than our rhyme". 
A celebration of Sharon's life will be held at the Salt Lake Country Club. Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Charles Posey Jr.
1949 - 2015
West Jordan, UT - Our Superman, age 65, lost his battle with Leukemia on January 5, 2015. Born November 18, 1949 in Salt Lake City to Charles and Betty Neilson Posey. Married to Mindee Hirsch Posey.
He liked spending weekends at his cabin fishing, 4-wheeling, boating, snowmobiling and drinking Crown Royal. Charles worked at Smith's Power Products for 40 years as a diesel mechanic. His grandchildren were the love of his life. 
Survived by his wife, Mindee; children, Carla (Jay) Posey-Kraynak, Stacy (Christopher) Mahoskey, Chad (Kristie) Posey, Ashley (Andrew) Jensen, Casey (Angelina) Nunley and Mitchell (Brittni) Posey; 16 grandchildren; siblings, Carolyn Mayfield, Denise (Steve) Horton and Kerry (Lynette) Posey. Preceded in death by his parents and brother, David. 
Robin Winburn Woll
(Editor's Note:  This information just came to us by way of Laura Horiuchi, one of our classmates.  Robin passed December of 2014)

We have lost the gracious, compassionate, and generous presence of Robin Winburn, who passed away peacefully on December 16, 2014. 
Robin shared a long love affair with her husband Bennett Woll. She was deeply loved by her sister (Lauri Winburn Taylor), brother (David Winburn) and step-children (Ilan Woll and Dena (David) Woll Raminick and her grandsons Noah and Shelby). Her extended family, Robert and Monika Woll, Wendy Woll and Bill Binenstock, their daughter Sacha, Ron and Tammy Woll were very important to Robin and loved as well. 
Robin was born in Salt Lake City, but left that world behind for San Francisco, a city she loved with all her heart. She may have left Salt Lake but her strong family ties to art, music and love of nature only grew stronger. 
She graduated Magna cum Laude from the University of San Francisco College of Professional Studies in Human Relations and Organizational Behavior. She put this to good use with a job she loved-writing policy for the Levi Strauss Corporation. However, if you asked her occupation she would have replied, "Artist." Creating one-of-a-kind art books was a passion that never dwindled. 
Robin married Bennett in 1984. In addition to finding her one true love, she embraced his passion for Judaism, as they studied with Reb Zalman. She went on to become a Bat Mitzvah and afterwards continued with Hebrew studies and Torah study. 
Robin found joy in every aspect of her life. She loved to cook, especially for friends. She had a quick and ready wit and loved puns. She took great joy in beautifully organizing every compartment of her life. She experienced joy in music and art: the symphony and museums were a big part of that. 
She loved learning new things, and a really good day involved new words and new concepts. 
Her family and friends were the most important part of her life. Her strength, compassion and wisdom touched many people. Her bright energy, quick wit, huge smile and thoughtfully considered opinions were a gift to anyone who received them. 
Services Fernwood Cemetery in Mill Valley. 

Robert Edwin Scoville "Bob"

Iconoclastic entrepreneur, outdoorsman-and father of four died on December 21, 2014. 
In the course of Bob's extraordinary life, he befriended members of biker gangs and political royalty, owned a prizefighter, and brought celebrity guests home to dinner. He started companies, coached baseball teams, led ski adventures, and always maintained a fiercely independent spirit. Bob's gregarious personality made him the life of the party and attracted many friends from diverse backgrounds. He loved his family, rock hounding, fishing, art, Native American culture, music, and exploring in Utah's back country. 
Born on February 18, 1950 to Frank Edwin Scoville and Ruth Ann Griffin Scoville in Salt Lake City, he is survived by four sons, three grandchildren and a brother and sister.


Valerie Jane Cox Corliss
(Editor's Note:  This information just came to us by way of Laura Horiuchi, one of our classmates.  Val passed in November of 2013)

O how she touched us with tips of wonder.
Valerie Jane Cox Corliss passed away Saturday evening November 23, 2013 from complications relating to cancer. She was in her home surrounded by her immediate as well as extended family and dear friends.
Valerie was born in Provo, Utah on December 20, 1949 to loving parents Zeniff Cox and Veda Sweat. She spent her childhood in Dugway, Utah before moving to Salt Lake City in her teen years. She graduated from Skyline High and went on to the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma Washington. She Graduated from Brigham Young University with Masters degrees in English, Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapy.
Valerie was a marriage and family therapist for more than 25 years. Her career suited her in the capacity it afforded her to be influential and instrumental in so many lives. She truly loved the people she was able to work with and many of her patients became as close and dear to her as family.  Valerie met and married Darrel Wayne Corliss in the Salt Lake City temple in 1990. Together they raised 4 children and 6 grandchildren. Although she blessed the lives of everyone she came in contact with, her greatest joy came from being with her family and finding any excuse she could to celebrate with them. There was no limit to the love and kindness she showed and the amount of good she could see in others. She will be sorely missed, but her gentle love and kindness will always remain in the hearts of those who knew her.  Valerie is survived by her loving father and mother; and her 3 brothers ( Gregory, James, Brett) and 3 sisters ( Ronda, Bonnie, Leeana). Husband (Darrel Wayne) and her four children (Sarah, Andrew, Jonathan, Joseph) 6 grandchildren; (Jaxson, Liam, Emeline, Chaucer, Parley, & Veda).  Interment in Heber, UT.

Ronald Gregory
8-9-50 ~ 4-23-13
After a valiant battle with cancer, Ron passed away surrounded by his family and friends. We know how hard it was for him to leave behind his daughter Jennifer and grand-daughter Journey.  They brought him so much joy.
His whole life was spent serving others and he brought happiness to everyone who knew him. He will be greatly missed.

It's been one year, and while we miss you so much we look back and are comforted by all the years we shared. You supported our dreams and helped us believe in them. Even when times were hard, you still helped us through and made everything seem ok. You were our loving companion, beloved boy, hero, and grand play pal. 
The Woods/Fisher families and the boys.

Jayne Bush Goreham

Jayne was a beloved mother, sister, grandmother, and friend.  She died peacefully at home with her kids August 14, 2012, after battling cancer and defying odds for 16 years. True to her nature, Jayne remained positive and in good spirits until the end. She made friends everywhere she went and only saw the good in people. Jayne was known for her great sense of humor and for being the life of every party. Throughout her life, Jayne was drawn to the outdoors; she enjoyed hiking, camping, and working in her yard. Some of her favorite memories were of racing dirt bikes and playing music with family and friends.
Dane Olsen 

We're sorry to have to convey more sad news to you. Our friend, Dane Olsen, passed away April 19, 2012, from a blood clot.
It was unexpected. Dane's wife, Esther Makiko Olsen, unfortunately discovered him at home after not seeing him all day.
Dane didn't have a history of heart problems, but evidently his father and grandmother did and Makiko says the past few years have been difficult for Dane since the loss of his parents.
Our sincere condolences go out to his family.
Joseph (Joe) Metcalf
7/9/50 ~ 2/25/12

Beloved dad, brother, grandpa, uncle, and friend passed away on February 25, 2012, in Riverton, Utah. Born July 9, 1950, in Salt Lake City. He was the son of Lloyd V. and Marjorie J. Metcalf. He married Merilynn Spencer, later divorced.
Survived by his children, Lisa (Stephen) Martinez, Scott (Rachel) Banks, Kristin (Joe) Long, and Matthew J. Metcalf and his siblings Marlene, Trish, Alan, and Jon. He will also be missed by his companion, Annette.
He was a drywall contractor in the Salt Lake area for the passed 20 years. Joe enjoyed many years of camping, fishing, boating, golfing, and barbeques with family and friends. He was an avid NASCAR fan. He loved his dogs, Jack, Otis, Sophia, and Max.


Kim Haller

Kathy Kim Putnam (Age 62) passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her five children and loving husband. She was born on April 10, 1950 to Rea Miller in Salt Lake City, Utah. 
She attended and graduated Skyline High School - Class of 1968. Shortly after, she met the love of her life, working at Auerbachs and was married to William H. Putnam, February 13, 1969. They later were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. She adored him and refused to be left anywhere without him. They were always together especially over the past several years. Dad displayed an unusual amount of vigor, compassion, patience and true, genuine love. Together they raised five children Paul (Kim), Josh, Kourtney Vickery (Clay), Carly Warnick (Spencer) and Joey. They have been blessed with 15 Grandchildren whom she loved and adored. She enjoyed her home filled with the rambunctiousness and excitement that they would bring. 
She made lifelong friendships while living in California. These friendships endured till' the end. She made a concerted effort to show her kids the importance of keeping family and friends close by. Kim and her family moved back home to Salt Lake City, in 1984 where she remained until her death.
She always made sure to keep the mood light. She loved to watch the L.A. Dodgers & Utah Jazz games with us kids. She often said "she would have married Steve Garvey or Jeff Hornacek . Luckily I found Dad." She loved to laugh and keep others laughing. She would laugh and laugh until she had tears rolling down her face. 
She is our definition of selflessness. Her heart was full of love and often led by example. It was not uncommon to find our mom paying for a families utility bill or buying groceries for someone anonymously. "Everything she gave, and nothing she would take." 
She loved to watch and cheer her Children and Grandchildren in their athletics. Her cheer was easily heard on and off the field from the stands. She was loud and proud, no matter what event. 
She showed us so much strength in her later years by fighting Alzheimer's disease with a will to be happy. She would dance, sing, laugh, and tease. She would often play a joke on us and with her big blue eyes, and her Diet Coke in hand. She kept us rolling through it all. 
She is survived by her Husband of 43 years, William H. Putnam, Children , Grandchildren her Mother Rea Miller, and her 4 loving sisters 2 brothers and their spouses.
She was preceded in death by her Stepfather Cal Miller. 
The family would like to thank the many friends, family members and Alpha Omega Hospice Care for all of the love and care over these past several years.


Jeannie Woodbury Chatelain
1950 ~ 2011

Some of you will rememberber Jeannie from our junior and sophomore years.  Her parents were called to an LDS mission and she left Skyline for her senior year. Jeannie passed away peacefully Sunday morning August 7th 2011, at CareSource Hospice with her family around her. Jeannie was born July 14th 1950 in Salt Lake City, 3rd child to Orin R. and Imogene Woodbury. The middle child, she had a true gift for being the peacemaker within her family, always making sure everyone felt loved and included. She carried that gift with her throughout her life--bringing unity and love wherever she went.  At age 16, Jeannie moved with her family to Hawaii when her father was called as the Mission President. She finished High School there (Punahou) and attended Church College of Hawaii for a year. She graduated from the University of Utah with B.A. in French with a minor in Math. Jeannie's life-long passion for music began at home, singing trios with her two older sisters, and learning to sing harmony in the car on family vacations. She sang in choir at school, the Mormon Youth Chorus, Music Works. She met Richard Chatelain in the Mormon Youth Chorus and were married August 17th 1970 in the Salt Lake Temple, and enjoyed 41 years together. Jeannie raised four children.  
To read the obituary click here
Roderick M. Nielson II "Rocky"
1950 - 2011

Born July 30th 1950. First born son of Roderick and Marian MacKay Nielson. Rocky was a gentle giant standing taller than his brothers with a very kind and loving soul.Rocky honored his parents always. He graduated with honors from Skyline High School excelling in mathematics (he was called "The Calculator"). He was awarded a four year scholarship to BYU. Later he graduated from law school earning a Juris Doctorate. Rocky served a mission in Taiwan for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He married Suzanne French and they had two daughters and three sons. He later married Susan Bowers Black, who had a son and a daughter, and together they had two daughters for a total of nine children. Rocky loved his large family and enjoyed cooking for them. He made sure they were always well cared for. He took them on many wonderful and fun vacations. Rocky passed away on March 4, 2011 in Norco, California. He is survived by his wife Susan, his children, Rachael Millett (Keith), Jason Nielson, Serena Ashcroft (Brant), Michael Nielson (Jennifer), David Nielson (Shawnett), Alexis Nielson age 13, Melanie Nielson age 11, and stepchildren Nichole Segura (Mario) and Jeremy Black; and 10 beautiful grandchildren. He is also survived by his mother, Marian M. Nielson and his brothers Rand E. Nielson (Anne Marie), Ryan M. Nielson and Ron Jeffrey Nielson (Kathy). His father preceded him in death. Bishop Russell Holmes has set up a special scholarship fund for the two minor girls Alexis and Melanie. 

Robert Miller

We're sorry to bring you the sad news of another Eagle's passing, however, we have a unique connection with our partners in youth.
Robert was found by the Unified Police in the canyon near his residence on January 13, 2011, dead from exposure.  Robert was a wise and uncanny wit.
His fight against debilitating health issues finally caught up with him. We will miss him dearly. See links

Robert L. Miller 1950 ~ 2011 Robert L. Miller, 60, (April 1, 1950-January 4, 2011). Robert Lee Miller, longtime resident of Salt Lake City, passed away in Cottonwood Heights. He was born in Salt Lake City. He was the youngest of three children of Henry and Frances Miller. He is survived by his children, Jason Johnson (Lara Haehle), Portland; Ryan Miller (Emily), Bountiful; Jaymes Silver, Robbie Miller, and Jenny Miller, all of Salt Lake City; his sister, Georgia Larson, Salt Lake City, and six grandchildren. Robert attended Skyline High School and graduated in 1968; he served an LDS mission in the South German (Munich) Mission from 1969-1971. He received a B.A. in History (magna cum laude) in 1975 from the University of Utah and a B.A. in Philosophy (cum laude) in 1979. Robert received an M.A. in the History of Science from The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore) in 1983. He was married to Emma J. White Dugal from 1980 to 1996. From 1983-1993 he worked in the Special Collections Department at the Marriott Library of the University of Utah and helped develop The Utah Science, Engineering and Medical Archives. Concurrently, he taught at the LDS Institute of Religion as an Adjunct Instructor. From 1993 to 1996 he contributed to the Western Science History Association and from 1996 to the present was employed at Desktop Visual Products as a company representative and technical specialist. Robert was a gifted researcher, historian and lecturer. He was known for his memory, his good humor and his many friends. At the time of his death, he was close to completing 20 years of research on the life and genius of one of his heroes, the celebrated physicist, Henry Eyring. Nothing surpassed his love for his children. He was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He enjoyed reading, fishing, movies, music and traveling. One was hard pressed to ever see him without a book in hand. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Frances, and his brother, Richard Miller.

Jimmy Don Jespersen "Spike"

A loving husband, father brother and friend was born on March 26, 1950 and passed away courageously on June 13, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah surrounded by his family.  
He attended Skyline High School where he played football and developed a love for the game and lifetime friends.
Jimmy served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam.  He was regarded as a simple and humble man who enjoyed life to the fullest.  We will miss our Eagle companion.

Stephan "Steve" Duane Iba

Stephan "Steve" Duane Iba 1950 ~ 2009 Stephan "Steve" Duane Iba, born May 10, 1950, in Salt Lake City, Utah, passed away at his home in Sturgis on April 3, 2009, in the early morning hours. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Shirley, Sturgis; son, Shane, Oak Harbor, WA; daughter, Shannon (Phil) Huth, and their two daughters, Emily and Abby Rose, Grayslake, IL. His granddaughters were his pride and joy. He is also survived by his parents, Ken and Idonna Iba, Midway, UT. He worked at Lynn's Dakota Mart stocking frozen food for 10 years. He retired from the United States Navy after having served 22 1/2 years. He retired as Senior Chief Aviation Machinist's Mate. He was awarded the following ribbons/ medals: Good conduct Award (5), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (3), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2), Humanitarian Service Medal, Navy Pistol Sharp Shooter Ribbon, Navy Expeditionary Medal and Presidential Unit Citation. His duty stations were: RTC San Diego, NATTC Memphis, AIMD P/C NAS Moffet, VA-1 15, VAQ-137, AIMD NAS Whidbey Island, NAF Midway Island, VA-52 and VAQ-129. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed.
LeeAnn Kalt Whatcott
LeeAnn Kalt Whatcott 1950 ~ 2009 Loving wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, LeeAnn Kalt Whatcott born August 18, 1950, passed away Sunday December 13, 2009 as the result of a household accident, after many years of struggle with chronic health problems. The daughter of Ron and Shirley Kalt, she graduated from Skyline High School and Robert Stuer College of Beauty. Married Louis Whatcott in the Salt Lake Temple, Jan 17, 1969. An accomplished artist and floral designer, for Pearson Floral, she produced many wonderful works of art and floral arrangements. She directed the artwork for many church plays and decorations for dances. She taught many craft classes for Relief Society and MIA. Unable to have children she acted as a surrogate mother for many. She was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Kalt. She is survived by her husband, Louis Whatcott; father, Ronald Kalt (Kaneohe, HI); sisters, Bridget Tartaro (Bristol, RI), Lydia Kalt and Stephanie Kalt (Kaneohe, HI); and numerous nieces and nephews. Her sweet and loving spirit will be remembered by friends and family with great fondness. 
Thomas Dean Hamilton
Thomas Dean Hamilton 1950 ~ 2008 Our beloved Tom returned to the arms of his Father in Heaven on March 14, 2008, after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.
Tom was born July 30, 1950 to Dick and Connie Hamilton. He graduated from Skyline High and received a degree in business management from the University of Utah. He was an entrepreneur that built Utah Tees and Fleece, which after 25 years is still a very successful business. He also had many successful real estate ventures.
Tom loved to travel, especially cruises, Mazatlan, and going to his cabin "Hamilton Haven". He also loved watching golf, tennis, and most of all U of U football and Utah Jazz. Tom enjoyed bowling and golfing until he was limited by health issues.
Tom was married to Judy Sprouse and they had Tiffani, Tommy Jr., and Richard. Divorced. Later he married Launi Lawrence and together they had Jeremiah James (Jeremy) and Shiann Hailey (Shi) which were the loves of his life. He was a member of the LDS Church (and the best ward in Utah).
Survived by Launi and their children, Jer and Shi of Murray; also survived by daughter, Tiffany and her daughter, Alyssa of St. George; son, Richard Hamilton of St. George; mother, Connie Hamilton of Murray; sister, Debbie Lombardo and her family; "adopted son" and dearest friend, Glen Gillen and his family. Preceded in death by father, Dick Hamilton; infant son, Tom Jr.; in-laws Jimmy and Mary Ann Lawrence, and both maternal and paternal grandparents. Also survived by canine friends: Ginger, Mickee, and Mini which gave him so much comfort towards the end. 
We have received information that
passed in the last year.
If any of you have any information to verify this,
please contact us here.

Karen Jean Dalton (Salter)
Passed away from ovarian cancer in 1994
She married and lived in Grand Junction, Colorado

Gaylen Arthur Nash
1950 - 2000

Gaylen passed away August 8, 2000 after a valiant battle against cancer. He had just celebrated his 50th birthday with his family.

Gaylen is survived by Bud and Wanda Rufener, SLC, UT; three brothers, Ray Nash, Sanger CA.; Robert Rufener, SLC, UT; Donald Rufener, Syracuse, NY.; three nephews, all of Fresno, CA, Brian, David and Gordon; step-sisters, Jan Rasmussen and Dodie Hemingway; step brother Dave Rufener. He was preceded in death by his father.

Gaylen dedicated his love to his K-9 companions Sandog, Taylor, Sammy, Zack, Bear, Simba, Daisy, they will miss him.
At our most recent
Reunion Committee meeting held, February 21, 2017,
we discovered that this great woman
and five fine men have left us.
We're looking for more information to give you, but for now, we're fairly certain that the information is correct.
PLEASE!, if you know of other friends from our class who have moved on or know of any corrections, contact us here.
God Bless you all.


Updated July 2018
(Names in red are linked to their online obituary)

Dan Acree 
Kathy Anderson Christopulous
David Atkin
Melanie Beck
Michael Boren
Terry Bradley
Robert Brewer
Robert Brown
Jayne Bush Goreman
Charlyne Carter
Tim Chatterton
Sharon Dee Clegg Muir
Steve Condie
Claudia Coray
Kerry Cottrell
Valerie Cox Corliss
Jay Crandall
Claudia Crosland
Sherry Cundick (Faust)
Jill Curtis (Olson)
Michael Davis
Roger Dock
Gary Emery
William Erkkila
Randy Espinosa
Randy Evans
Philip Faust
Don Foote
Suzan Fredericksen
Ronald Gregory
Kim Haller
Doug Hamilton
Thomas Hamilton
Gordon Holbrook
Don Holladay
Steve Iba
Jim Jespersen
Linda Johnson
LeeAnn Kalt Whatcott
Brian Lambert
Christine Larsen
Robert Leitheiser
RoseMarie Lorenzo
Gary Loritz
Mark Lyon
Judy Mayes Christenson
Joseph Metcalf
Adele Miller
Robert Miller
Karen Mills (Williams)
Tom Nelson
Roderick "Rocky" Nielson
Dane Olsen
Bary D. Peterson
Kathy Peterson Larson
Noreen Peterson
Charles Posie Jr.
Gerald Richards
John Richards
Karen Salter
Thomas Schofield
Robert Scoville
John Shaw
Kevin Smith
Vaughn Staley
Jackie Stapley Forrest
Diane Swenson Wallace
Gloria Swenson
Claude Taylor
Lance Temple
Valerie Thomas
Catherine Timmerman
Connie Vincent
Parry Warren
Lawanna Wilburn Ricks
Christine Wilde
Robin Winburn Woll
Jeannie Woodbury Chatelain
Linda Yates

If we have missed someone that you know of, please, let us know



This video was updated for the 50th Class Reunion on August 1, 2018.
It may be in need of further update.


Bary Peterson
provided by his wife Dianna