Our amazing, loving, beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and best friend Kathryn Ann Wiley Godfrey Neibert lost her courageous battle to ALS on Sunday June 17th, 2018. Kathy was sealed in the Bountiful Temple to Robert Neibert. Kathy was a very kind, patient, loving person. She loved spending time with her family and friends, they were her greatest joy! In her spare time, she loved spending time doing genealogy. She loved going to the DI with her sweetie "Bob" to find treasures for all of her loved ones and dolls for herself. She loved sewing! She taught herself to sew and was an amazing seamstress, she could sew anything from PJ's to wedding dresses. Kathy fell in love with movies and music when she was a little girl while working with her siblings at the movie theater. She also loved taking photos and she fell in love with scrap booking. Kathy also enjoyed baking and decorating cakes. Kathy loved all of these things but mainly she loved serving people, it was such a passion of hers that it didn't feel like service to her but more like hanging out with her best friends. If you knew Kathy she made you feel like you were the most special person in the room and that you were part of her family. She was always willing to be there to help you, with a listening ear, a kind smile and with the best laugh. Her best gift is that she truly loved unconditionally, saw the best in everyone and saw you for who you were and loved you for it. Kathy will be greatly missed by all that knew her! She is survived by her husband Robert G. Neibert, her children Sidney Godfrey, Tiffany Gallup, Kimberly Luckau, Justin Godfrey and Debbie Godfrey, her siblings Connie Coonradt, Rudy Wiley and Glen Wiley.
Kathy was preceded in death by her parents Rew and Pearl Wiley, brother James Butler and daughter Mindy Godfrey Gates. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday June 21, 2018 at 12:00 noon at the Brigham City 22nd Ward West Stake Chapel, 895 North 625 West, Brigham City, UT. Viewings will be held on Wednesday night from 6-8 p.m. at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, UT and also on Thursday from 11-11:45 a.m. prior to services at the ward. Interment will take place in the Brigham City Cemetery.
Janet H. Crook It is with overwhelming sadness that the family of Janet H. Crook announces her sudden passing on June 10, 2018, at the age of 71. She passed away peacefully in her sleep while recovering from a heart procedure. As we reflect on her life, we cannot help but smile about all the treasured memories of laughter and adventure we shared with her. She was happiest spending time with friends and family, no matter the place or activity—family events, overseas travel, ATV trips and just staying home watching movies. Janet could make anything into a fun and meaningful adventure. She had a deep love for animals and adopted many into her family. Everyone who knew her and her cat, Spirit, wanted to come back in their next life as one of her cats. Janet was raised in Salt Lake City and graduated from West High School. She married three times, sharing different segments of her life with each husband: Melvin Ivie, George McMullen and James Crook. She had three loving children. Janet is survived by her mother, Maxine Murray DeVitt; brother, Murray (Elona); son, Dennis; daughters, Danielle (Craig) and Suzanne (Scott); and her many amazing grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Theodore Hayward; and husband, James Crook. A tribute service will be held June 22, from 6 to 6:45 p.m. at the Midvalley Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1106 East 8050 South, Sandy. After the service, until 8 p.m., there will be an informal gathering for those wishing to reminisce and share memories. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Wounded Warriors Fund or Best Friends Animal Shelter in Kanab, Utah. Cards can be sent to PO Box 680561, Park City, Utah 84068 in C/O Danielle Fite. Send condolences at www.metcalfmortuary.com.
Robert Fuller Ellis Robert “Bob” Fuller Ellis, 78, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018, with his family by his side. Bob was born Dec. 13, 1939, in West Point, Mississippi, to Belinda Louise Johann and Raymond Fuller Ellis. He graduated as valedictorian from West Point High School. He graduated with honors in chemistry from Mississippi State University, then pursued graduate school at Georgia Tech, specializing in computer science. Bob also served as a summer missionary for the Baptist Church in 1964. On June 4, 1966, Bob married Laura Elaine Brown in Spartanburg, South Carolina. They were blessed with three children: Michael, Eric, and Stephanie. He and Laura converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1977 and were sealed as an eternal family in the Washington, D.C. LDS Temple a year later. An active member of the LDS Church, Bob served in various offices of the priesthood (Elder, High Priest, Seventy) as well as various volunteer assignments, including stake high council member and genealogical researcher. He had a fervent love for genealogy and spent countless hours researching family history and helping others to do the same. It was a joyous occasion when he could perform temple work for his ancestors. Secularly, Bob worked as a computer programmer and data processing manager, and later taught computer programming at East Mississippi Community College. Bob treasured spending time assembling puzzles with his sweetheart and participating in activities with his family. Bob’s family was his top priority, and he loved each of his children and grandchildren dearly. Surviving are his sweetheart of 52 years, Laura; children: Michael (Shoua) Ellis, American Fork; Eric (Liz) Ellis, Mantua; and Stephanie Ellis, Ogden; eight grandchildren: Katherine, Bryce, Laura, Scott, Rowan, Grace, Jasmine, and Tenzin; also surviving are brothers, Edwin (Diane) Ellis, Starkville, Mississppi; and Henry (Patricia) Ellis, Fayetteville, North Carolina; and his sister-in-law, Virginia Ellis, West Point, Mississippi. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Clarice (Elton) Farrish; and brother, John Ellis. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 23, at 11 a.m. at the Brigham City South Stake LDS chapel, 865 South 300 West, Brigham City. Viewings will be Friday, June 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 South 100 East, Brigham City, and on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment in the Brigham City Cemetery. Special thanks to his sister-in-law, Jane Hammett, for the many years of helping care for Bob and Laura. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.
R. Neil Jeppsen Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Ralph Neil Jeppsen, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018, at his home with his family by his side. Neil was born Aug. 7, 1942, in Brigham City, Utah, to Eva Bair and Ralph Nels Jeppsen. Neil served in the United States Army Reserves and was honorably discharged in 1968. Neil married Paulene Parker, with whom he had four children. They later divorced. Neil married Sally Grobe and gained two step-daughters. Sally preceded him in death, and Neil later married Rhea Vowles on Aug. 4, 2000, and gained two step-sons. Neil and Rhea were sealed in the Bountiful Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Aug. 4, 2001. Neil retired from ATK Thiokol as an equipment operator after 32 years. He served two LDS service missions to the Brigham City Bishops’ Storehouse, was a counselor in the High Priest Group leadership, and in the Sunday School presidency. Neil loved fly fishing, camping, reading, spending time with family, animals and traveling – especially to Iowa. Surviving are his sweetheart, Rhea; children: Yvonne Hodson, Brigham City; Kirk (Karla) Jeppsen, Brigham City; Jason (Diana) Jeppsen, Round Mountain, Nevada; Chris (Sylvia) Jeppsen, Mantua, Utah; step-daughter, Katie (Doug) Bartlett, Plymouth, Massachusettes; step-sons, Steven (Amy) Farnsworth, West Valley, Utah; and Andrew (Ellen) Farnsworth, Piedmont, Oklahoma; 33 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and siblings: Margene Isaacson, St. George, Utah; Myrtle Hadlock, North Ogden, Utah; and Brent (Renee) Jeppsen, Clinton, Utah. Neil was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sally Jeppsen; step-daughter, Emilee Tazoi; and brothers-in-law, Dean Hadlock and Robert Isaacson. Funeral services will be Friday, June 22, at 11 a.m. at the Brigham City South LDS Stake Center, 865 South 300 West in Brigham City. Viewing will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 South 100 East, Brigham City, and on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment in the Mantua Cemetery. The family expresses their sincere gratitude to Dr. Vincent Hansen and his staff, Shelby Bair with IHC Home Care, and the IHC Hospice group for their wonderful care of Neil. They are also grateful for the compassionate service provided by the Brigham City 25th LDS Ward. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.
Patricia Hunsaker Wilcock Patricia H. Wilcock, age 82, died May 21, 2018, in Paradise, California. Patricia (Pat) was born June 12, 1935, in Tremonton, Utah, to Leland and June Hunsaker. She was raised in Honeyville, Utah, and graduated from Box Elder High School. She married Lowell R. Daines on Sept. 14, 1953. Together they had five children. Following Lowell’s medical education, they lived in Ogden, Utah, for 17 years. Lowell and Pat divorced after 29 years of marriage. Pat again found love and married Henry C. Wilcock on July 1, 1988, with whom she lived in Castle Dale, Utah, until Henry passed away on May 16, 2012. In life, Pat enjoyed playing tennis and singing with the Sweet Adeline’s. Patricia is survived by her brother, Collin Hunsaker, Brigham City, Utah; children: Denise (Lyle) Hunt, California; Lee Anne (Ward) Clark, Arizona; Tracy Brown, Massachusetts; Kristin (Stubby) Stevens, Utah; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Leland and June Hunsaker; Lowell R. Daines; Henry C. Wilcock; son, Darrin Daines; and grandson, Travis Clark. Graveside services will be held June 21, at 11 a.m. at the Honeyville Cemetery for those who wish to pay their respects. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.
James L. Gauthier Our loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, James Louis Gauthier, 78, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, June 18, 2018, from brain and lung cancer. He was born April 13, 1940, in Flint, Michigan, a son of Louis and Christine McKay Gauthier. Surviving are two children, Brandon (Lindsey) Gauthier and Angie Harper; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents. James wished to have no funeral services. Send condolences to www.gfc-utah.com. Funeral Directors: Gillies Funeral Chapel, Brigham City.
Brandon C. Dickson Brandon Clay Dickson 39, passed away on Tuesday June 5, 2018. Services entrusted to Myers Mortuary in Brigham City 205 South 100 East, Brigham City. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com
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