Daniel Lewis Dimick Daniel Lewis Dimick, husband, father, grandfather, entrepreneur, and adventure-seeker, passed away suddenly near Mirror Lake in Summit County on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. He was born March 3, 1952, in Price, Utah, to Lewis and Betty (Taylor) Dimick. He married Ellen Jean (Jeanie) McCormick Bowers on Nov. 12, 1978, on the beach in Kona, Hawaii. The marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Feb. 19, 1980. Dan grew up in Wellington, Utah, collecting pop bottles, hunting prairie dogs, gardening with his mom, and pursuing all manner of small town adventures. He graduated with high honors in 1970 from Carbon High School in Price. This entrepreneurial man built wood docks for many marinas in Utah, owned and operated a Willard Bay marina, developed and manufactured cooking tools for camping, owned and operated residential and storage property, and pursued all sorts of profit-producing activities. A member of the LDS Church, he had a great love for the gospel and his Savior. Dan also believed in service, showing great support for both his church and community. In addition to many appointments in his church, he served on the Mantua Town Council, many times as a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America, supported the Box Elder County Landlord Association, and built water wells in Tanzania and Ghana with Hearts and Hands for Humanity. Through his choices and service to others, Dan aspired to transform from a mere caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly. He loved adventure and worked in order to have fun, whether traveling to far-away places or exploring lakes and mountains in the region. If the wind was going to be in his face, he was always willing to go. In the pursuit of joy, he has leapt from mountains and planes and sped over land and water. We are all heart-broken that he has left our family too soon, but are grateful he died with the wind in his face as he cruised on his Harley through the beautiful Uintah mountains. Dan was never without a story or a moment to have a great conversation and share his wisdom. He is deeply loved by his family and friends; his joyful demeanor and can-do spirit will be missed by all of us. He is survived by Jeanie, his wife of over 38 years; son, Michael (Dee) Dimick, Riverton, Wyoming; daughter, Emily (Chase) Morgan, Pleasant View, Utah; stepson, Justin (Laurie) Bowers, Sammamish, Washington; stepdaughter, Jennifer (Toby Young) Bowers, Sammamish, Washington; grandchildren: Joshua, Tommy, Chloe, and Haiden; step-grandchildren: Caitlin, Cameron, Colton, Jonah, Noah, and Elise; also survived by four siblings: Janet Keele, Green River, Utah; Elaine (Bill) Bowman, Wellington, Utah; David (Linda) Dimick, Price, Utah; and Donald Dimick, Clinton, Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Kathryn Logemann. Special Note from Jeanie: I will continue my journey with our family and know Yellow will be ready to meet Stripe, but it will be many years hence. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, at the Brigham City 13th Ward building, 25 North 300 East, Brigham City. Viewings will be Thursday, Aug. 17, from 5 - 8 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 South 100 East, Brigham City, and on Friday morning, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment in the Mantua Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.
Annice (Ann) Benson Potter Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Annice (Ann) Raye Benson Potter, 84, passed away Aug. 8, 2017, in Brigham City, Utah. She was born June 5, 1933, to Karl Eliason Benson and Margaret June Reese Benson in Logan, Utah. She graduated from Logan High School and attended Utah State University, where she graduated with a degree in home economics. While there, she met Don Potter and the rest, as they say, is history. They were married for time and all eternity in the Logan Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Aug. 1, 1955. Their love story has lasted for the past 63 years and will continue for eternity. Ann was a skilled seamstress, who sewed for her children, made quilts, pajamas, and was a master at machine embroidery. There was not a sewing project she couldn’t take on or figure out. She shared her ability with others by teaching many sewing classes and assisting others in learning her craft. She worked for Box Elder School District in the adult education program for 22 years, where she assisted others in gaining credit toward high school graduation. Mom was involved most of her adult life in the Tremonton Civic Club. She loved her associations and activities over the years with ladies in the club. She and Don were die-hard Aggies and were members of the Old Main Society. They were season ticket holders of USU basketball for over 40 years. All her children are graduates of USU, as are six of her grandchildren thus far. Ann was an active member of the LDS Church and a member of the Tremonton 6th Ward, where she served in many positions, especially in callings related to music. Mom was a truly remarkable woman. She loved her family fiercely and unconditionally. She cherished each grandchild and great-grandchild, and rejoiced when a new baby joined our growing family. She was a beautiful person, a one of a kind, and will be greatly missed. We delight at the reunion that is taking place in heaven at her return there. She is survived by her husband, Don; children: Denise Cooper, Val (Nancy) Potter, Teri (Alan) Burke, and Kent (Laurel) Potter; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 14. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ruddfuneralhome.com.
Jed D. Thomas Jed Dee Thomas passed away Aug. 13, 2017, in Tremonton, Utah, at the home of his niece and her husband, Ron and Terri Jo Secrist. Jed fought the fight long and hard, but his body was just too weak to continue and cancer won. Jed was born in Preston, Idaho, on Dec. 21, 1940, to Hazel Criddle and Martel Willard Thomas and grew up in Swan Lake, Idaho. During his youth, he learned to work hard helping in the family business, Thomas Merc. He went to schools in Downey and graduated from Marsh Valley High School. He attended Utah State University for two years. He related that he did not receive his bachelor’s, but earned a master’s degree in chasing girls and drinking beer. Jed was patriotic and traveled the world while serving in the U.S. Army. Jed had a varied career. He spent over 40 years working on the north slope of the Alaskan pipeline. He was skilled with his hands loving to create and make beautiful jewelry and wood creations. He worked as a bartender, which was fitting, as he was naturally social. Jed loved his dogs. He and his wife, Sally enjoyed participating in dogs shows, winning many awards. He was an avid Seattle Seahawks fan. Jed loved Seattle and his home in Hoodsport, Washington, in the woods. He could sit for hours enjoying the solitude he cherished. He could also visit for hours with his friends, while enjoying the spectacular view of the bay. Jed was a giving person and would do anything for anyone. Jed married Peggy Faulk and they later divorced. He married Gloria Brewer in 1967 and they later divorced. He then married Sally Sathe in 1978. She passed away in 2012. He is survived by his stepchildren, Lonnie Lynn Seidle, Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Mark P. Seidle, Palmer, Alaska; siblings: Kim (Becky) Thomas, Swan Lake, Idaho; Brad (Donna) Thomas, South Jordan, Utah; and Cheryl (Dave) Packard, Inkom, Idaho; sister-in-law, Marty Thomas, Brigham City, Utah; brother-in-law, Kay (Beth) Littlefield, Wilmington, North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Terry Devon Thomas and Sheila Ann Littlefield. Special thanks to Jed’s hospice friends: Vicki, Misty and especially Jason. Thank you to all of Jed’s Hoodsport friends, you were his family. Special thanks to the Secrist family, Fuzz, TJ, and their children, for welcoming him into their home and for their tender care the past four months. Services will be held Thursday, Aug. 17, at 12 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City. Family will greet friends on Thursday from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at the funeral chapel. Interment in the Brigham City Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the American Legion of Tremonton. Email condolences to www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com.
Karen Peterson Karen Wells Peterson was born July 22, 1943, the fourth of five children of Ezra Lamont Wells and Lillie Rhore Wells of Mantua, at the Cooley Memorial Hospital in Brigham City. She attended Box Elder schools and graduated from Ogden Beauty School in 1961. Karen met Edward Peterson, the love of her life, and they were married on June 16, 1961. They were sealed in October 1989, in the Idaho Falls Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Karen was diagnosed with multiple scleroses when she was 22 years old, but she always said, “I got MS, but it doesn’t have me.” She fought a courageous battle until the end and never complaining – even though she was paralyzed from the neck down. Her husband took care of her in their home for 13 years. She was an avid poet and loved writing poetry, as well as teaching Primary. They moved to Alpine, Wyoming, in 1989. Her siblings are: Junior, Darlene, Vern, and Jeanene. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers, Junior and Vern. She is survived by her sisters, Jeanene and Darlene; her children, Michael and Timothy (Karen); her daughter-in-law and son-in-law, Vern and Heidi Pehl, Parker, Idaho; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Etna, Wyo. LDS Chapel, 107998 North Highway 89, at 12 p.m. A viewing will be held that morning from 10 to 11:45 a.m.
Charles Starr Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend, Charles “Charlie” Ray Starr, 77, passed away Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at his home in Syracuse. He was born March 22, 1940, in Emmett, Idaho, a son of Lewis Clair and Sarah Pauline Martin Starr Sherrill. He loved his step-father, Taylor Finis Sherrill. Charlie graduated from Emmett High School in 1958. He joined the Marine Corps in January of 1960 and was discharged in November of 1969. He married his sweetheart, Mariellen Hansen, on Sept. 17, 1962, in the Logan Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Charlie was a bank manager in Brigham City, Utah, retiring in 2002. He was active in the Sons of Utah Pioneers, Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club. He was Boy Scout leader and Scout Master. He loved singing and sports. Surviving are his wife, Mariellen; six children: Michael (Karen) Starr, Christopher (Lori) Starr, Elizabeth (Bill) Silva, Brian (Stacy) Starr, Jeremy (Kathryn) Starr, and Heidi Starr; 22 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one step-sister, Rose Hurd. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Melanie Starr; one sister; and one brother. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 11 a.m. at the Buffalo Ridge LDS ward building, 2500 South Bluff Road, Syracuse, Utah, where military honors will be accorded by the Box Elder County Veterans Honor Guard. Email condolences to gilliesfuneralchapel.com.
Kelly Broadhead Kelly Leigh Grimmett Broadhead passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at her home. Kelly was born Dec. 25, 1965. Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 19, at 11 a.m. at the Honeyville 3rd Ward building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2620 West 6980 North. Viewings will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Honeyville church. Interment in the Moreland, Idaho, cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.
Darwin Halling Darwin Robert Halling, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend and neighbor, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Aug 9, 2017. He was born in Mantua, Utah, to Wilford Merrill Halling and Cora Gertrude Jensen, the youngest of nine children. He grew up in his family home in Mantua, where he lived all his life, with the exception of a couple of years. He went to Utah State University and received his bachelors degree in mathematics. He had a brilliant mathematical mind. He met his sweetheart and companion, Karen Anderson Leatham, on a blind date. They were married Aug. 2, 1957, in the Logan Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They celebrated 60 wonderful years. They moved to Hyrum, Dugway, Tremonton, and then to the family home in Mantua, where they lived for almost 60 years. Darwin served in the National Guard for eight years. He was very patriotic and loved his country. He worked at Dugway, Thiokol (six years) and then Hill Air Force Base, from where he retired after about 25 years of service. He was a mathematician/statistician and really enjoyed the people he worked with. Darwin was a valiant member of his Mantua LDS Ward and served in many callings including: bishopric counselor, as a member of the High Council, Elder’s Quorum president, gospel doctrine teacher, stake mission leader, and other callings. Darwin and Karen served an honorable mission in the Chicago North Mission working in the office. He was in charge of the transfers and over the auto fleet. He loved the missionaries and all he met on his mission. He also served as the mayor of Mantua, and on the city council. He loved doing home improvements and he worked on his family home for his entire life. The 100-year-old home stands as a testament to his hard work and skill. He loved boating with his family, deer hunting, reading, working in his shop, doing yard work, gardening and, most of all, his daily ride on his 4-wheeler. He enjoyed listening to music each day. He liked to travel and insisted on starting every vacation at 4 a.m. He is survived by his devoted wife, Karen; children: Brian (Minta) Halling, Karl (Margie) Halling, Cora Lee (David) Wayman, Julie (Russell) Coburn, and Jon (Ricki Lee) Halling; as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father, Wilford Merrill Halling; mother, Cora Gertrude Jensen; all of his siblings; son, Alan Ray Halling; and grandson, Braydon Russell Coburn. Services were held Monday, Aug. 14, at the Mantua LDS Ward building. Interment in Mantua Cemetery. Under the direction of Gilles Mortuary.
Mary Craner Veibell Mary Craner Veibell, 77, of Bakersfield, Calif., passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 7, 2017. She was born March 26, 1940, in Brigham City, Utah, to John and Alta Craner. She was raised in Corinne, Utah, with her to sisters, Leona and Deloris, who preceded her in death. Mary was a spunky lady who loved life! She especially loved traveling and spending time with her family. She loved babies, especially if they were her grandbabies. The only thing that came close to her love of her family was, fry sauce and a hot fudge sundae. She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many capacities. She married Bill Veibell on Jan. 21, 1962, in Elko, Nevada. Together they had three children: Tonia Marie, Christi Ann, and Shauna Kim. Mary will always be loved and remembered for her loving and caring spirit. She always had a positive attitude and uplifted others with her smiling face and twinkling eyes. She is survived by daughters, Tonia Marie (Alan) Acres, Bakersfield, Calif.; and Christi Ann Veibell, Bakersfield, Calif.; six grandchildren: Angela (David) Arents, Dustin Bill (Jessica) Acres, Paul Acres, Jason (Terri) Acres, Kevin Acres, and Tianna Veibell; 15 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; parents; both sisters; daughter, Shauna Kim Veibell (Kimmy); and granddaughter, Billie Sedona Veibell. There will be a graveside service at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Cornish Utah Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.
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