Darlene Meservy-Jensen Feb. 25, 1932 – Aug. 17, 2018 Darlene was born Feb. 25, 1932 in St. Anthony, Idaho, to Joseph Alonzo and Aletha Meservy, the oldest of six children. She grew up in northern Utah. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and enjoyed a close relationship with her family throughout her life. Darlene was passionate about education and earned several degrees including a Doctorate of Science in public health. She had a long career that encompassed many fields including nursing, public health, and education. She taught for many years at the University of Utah and enjoyed working with her many students and colleagues. Darlene was very proud of her service in the Army Reserve as a nurse and she retired as a Lt. Colonel after serving in Desert Storm. As an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she held many callings, including as a senior missionary in the London South Mission. She devoted her time to serving her community through her church and other organizations. An active member of the Lion’s Club, she was the first female president of the Bountiful Lion’s Club. Darlene is survived by her sons, Chris and Lon (Julie); eight grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwynn Jensen, and son, Reed. Funeral Services will be held Friday, Aug. 24, at 11 a.m. at the Centerville LDS Stake building, 650 North and 400 West in Centerville. Friends and family may visit Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Russon Mortuary, 295 North Main Street, Bountiful, and from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Interment in the Centerville Cemetery. Online guestbook at www.russonmortuary.com.
Wendy Jean Wheat Wendy Jean Wheat passed away on Aug. 16, 2018, due to medical complications, with her family at her side. Wendy was born Aug. 21, 1956, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Robert Charles and Dorothy Jean Beckstead. She retired from the Internal Revenue Service and loved to garden, quilt, and she especially loved her pets. Wendy loved cats and wanted to save every one of them in the world. She is survived by her husband, Scott Michael Wheat; sisters, Carol Greer and Kathy Bushnell, brother, Robert (Sheri) Bedeger; she also had many nieces, nephews, cousins and two aunts, Frankie and Ila. Wendy was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Ronald and Blaine Bedeger; and a nephew, Travis Bedeger. She requested to be cremated and placed with her mother, with no funeral services to be held. She touched a lot of people’s hearts and will be greatly missed.
David Jay Gilmore Our loving brother, uncle and friend, David “Jay” Gilmore, passed away peacefully on Aug. 13, 2018, at Logan Regional Medical Center. Jay was born June 2, 1933, to David John Gilmore and Norma Grant. He had three brothers, Rodger, John and Jed. Jay lived in a North Eastern Services group home in Logan Utah. He loved collecting model automobiles. He worked at the Cache Employment Center in Logan. Jay was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Rodger Grant (Marilyn) Gilmore and John Kary Gilmore. Jay is survived by his brother, Jed B (Myra) Gilmore; sister-in-law, Ann Gilmore; and nephews and friends. Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 20, at the Honeyville Cemetery at 11 a.m. Leave condolences at www.gfc-utah.com.
Marilyn M. Nelson Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, Marilyn M. Nelson, 75, passed away on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Ogden, Utah. Marilyn was born Jan. 20, 1943 in Brigham City, Utah, a daughter of Roland G. and Ilene Lemon Mackey. She graduated from Box Elder High School in 1961. Marilyn married her high school sweetheart, Gordon L. Nelson, on Dec. 29, 1964, in the Logan Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She worked for the Box Elder School District for 21 years as a reading specialist, retiring in 2006. Marilyn enjoyed reading, birds, gardening, flowers, genealogy, cooking, and her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Surviving are her husband, Gordon; children: Ronnie Nelson, Sheri (Chad) Christensen, Richard (Shayla) Nelson, Linette (Jeremiah) Burge, and Robert (Megan) Nelson; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a son-in-law, Jerry Bradshaw; two brothers, Terry Tucker and Scott Tucker; and three sisters: Nonna Mae Carr, Shanna Tobin, and Anita Dickson. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Kristi Bradshaw; and a brother, Wayne Mackey. In lieu of flowers, Marilyn wished donations to be sent to the LDS Church’s Missionary Fund. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m. at Perry LDS 7th Ward building, 2415 South Park Drive. Viewings will be held Friday, Aug. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, and at the church from 10 to 10:40 a.m. Interment in the Mantua City Cemetery. Send condolences to www.gfc-utah.com.
Rodger Lichtenberg Rodger Hugo Lichtenberg was born Dec. 9, 1946, in California to Hugo and Edna Lichtenberg. After graduating from high school, he went on to complete his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. He married Margie Carlisle in 1968, and the couple celebrated their 50th anniversary this year in May. He spent three years working for Continental Can in Los Angeles, California, where his first son, Dennis Lichtenberg, was born in 1973. The family moved to Utah in 1974 after Rodger accepted a position as an engineer with the Thiokol Strategic Defense Division. In 1977, his second son, Eric Lichtenberg, was born. Rodger spent the rest of his 30-year career working for Thiokol and completed his career on a detail to Russia to decommission missiles. Rodger continued to stay busy working on many projects and inventions. His hobbies included machining, woodworking, gunsmithing, and reloading ammunition. Rodger was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his sister, Jan (Wade) Chapman, Texas; wife, Margie Lichtenberg; sons, Dennis (Janene) Lichtenberg, Montana, and Eric (Jennifer) Lichtenberg, Utah; three grandsons: Tray, Anthony and Dion Lichtenberg, Montana; and one niece, Jessica (John) Baird, North Carolina. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. A celebration of Rodger’s life will be announced at a later date. Rodger passed away in Brigham City on the morning of Aug. 10, 2018, after a challenging battle with Parkinson’s disease. In lieu of sending flowers please make a donation to: Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research online at: https://www.michaeljfox.org/, by phone: 1-800-708-7644, or by mail: The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.
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