NED ROBERT NERDIN
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 KittFather, 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.
1949 ~ 2019
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.
LILLIAN PACK GRIFFITHS
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.
SHARON VANWAGENEN FAIRBANKS
(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.
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.
Gary White EmerySalt 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 TempleKearns, 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.
1949 - 2018
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 ShawOn October 30, 2017, a hard-working, kind, generous, brave, and funny man passed away from metastatic cancer of the pancreas.
1950 ~ 2017
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.
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 www.premierfuneral.com
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on May 21, 2017
John Longstroth RichardsPassed 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.
Nov. 16, 1949 ~ Mar. 8, 2017
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
To see full obituary please visit: www.wasatchlawnmortuary.com
Sharon Dee Clegg Muir"Adieu! Adieu!
1950 - 2016
(Editor's Note: Again, we just received this information. Sharon passed on or about 3 April 2016)
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."Papa"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
At our most recent
Reunion Committee meeting held, February 21, 2017,
we discovered that this great woman
and five fine men have left us.
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God Bless you all.
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