Roberta Ward Tingey Roberta Ward Tingey peacefully traveled to the other side on Oct. 5, 2018, at the age of 101. She was born in North Willard, Utah, on July 4, 1917. She had three older brothers and one older sister. She graduated from Box Elder High School in 1935 and attended Weber College. On May 3, 1940, she married Max Guy Tingey, of Brigham City, in the Salt Lake City Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Max passed away in 1984 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Roberta has three sons, 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. She lived in Brigham City, Logan, Orem, St. George, and Enoch, Utah; Cheyenne, Wyoming; Colorado Springs and Garden of the Gods, Colorado; and Sun City, Arizona. As a widow, she loved to travel and went on many cruises, her favorite being to Alaska. She was a faithful member of the LDS Church and served for many decades in Primary, in Young Women’s, at girls’ camp, and in the Relief Society. She loved supporting her husband when he directed church plays and her sons when they participated in sports. She spent her life in service to her family and volunteered at the St. George LDS Temple, the Red Cross, and Dixie Regional Medical Center. She was also a member of Daughters of Utah Pioneers and sang in Sweet Adelines (a touring choir) and the Southern Utah Heritage Choir for years. She was always busy around the house and sewed drapes, curtains, quilts, baby blankets, and many clothes for family and others. She also loved flowers and gardening and even had beautiful flowers in St. George. Many times she painted the house inside and out and changed the windows from screens to storm windows. She did a lot of family history and scrapbooks for her family, as well as writing an autobiography in 1994. When she turned 100 on July 4, 2017, Enoch honored her as grand marshall of the 4th of July parade. She is survived by her sons: Ward Max (Catherine and Rebecca), Robert Guy (Steven, Tamara, Thomas, John, Mike), and John Craig (Forest, Zebulon, Logan, Celynda, and Leighann); 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Sincere thanks to all those who have loved Roberta and to those who have helped care for her at the end: Cedar City Hospital doctors and staff, Bella Terra staff, Dr. Newman, Doctor Bulloch, Donna Crase, Mary Ellen Crase, Kyra Crase, Little Donna Crase, and Margie Jordan, and special appreciation to the Cedar City Senior Center, the Enoch LDS 5th Ward Relief Society, Ethan Bunker and Sun Tree Home Health and Hospice, and Metcalf Mortuary, St. George, Utah. Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m. the Enoch LDS Stake Center, 2233 East Village Green Road, Enoch, Utah. A visitation will be prior to services at 9 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Willard City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-674-4221. Send online condolences at www.metcalfmortuary.com.
Estelle Silva Our loving sister, aunt, and friend, Estelle Silva, 82, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 27, 1935, in Floresville, Texas, a daughter of Marcelo and Maria Panteleona “Josefa” Garcia Silva. Estelle was a lifelong member of St. Henry’s Catholic Church. She was a great friend to many and eager to help out when needed. Estelle believed in the independence of women and was very proud of the fact that she gained employment at the Internal Revenue Service and earned many service awards for her excellent job performance. Estelle later retired from the IRS. She enjoyed gambling in Wendover with her friends and taking trips with family. Estelle was a woman of integrity who “did it her way” in life. The family would like to thank Hearts for Hospice in Ogden and American Fork for their kind and gentle care of Estelle. Surviving Estelle are many nieces and nephews and a loving sister-in-law and niece-in-law who helped care for Estelle during the last moments of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and four sisters. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m. at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, 380 South 200 East, Brigham City. Vigil service will be held Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City. Following vigil service a viewing will be from 7 to 8 pm. Interment in the Brigham City Cemetery. Send condolences to www.gfc-utah.com.
Donna Rock Lewis 1928-2018 Donna Lewis passed away peacefully, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, after a short illness. She was born Donna May Rock on June 20, 1928, in Castle Rock, Utah, to Thomas Russell Rock and Vergie Mae Fernelius. Because she was born at home, premature and struggling to breathe, her grandmother gave her whiskey and warmed her in the coal stove. She joked about being born half-baked and soused. Donna grew up during the Great Depression and settled in Peterson for high school. At Weber State College, while John Walker Lewis explained to a friend that he didn’t need to be set up to date her cousin, he saw Donna for the first time walking toward him and exclaimed, “That’s the girl I’m going to marry.” The friend responded, “But John–that’s my cousin!” John soon became the love of Donna’s life. After marriage in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, attending Brigham Young University, and working in Ogden, John’s work took the family to Illinois until 1978 when they moved to Brigham City to work and retire. Donna was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, daughter-in-law, church Primary president, and fun friend to all who knew her. She loved her family and enjoyed having her house packed with family and grandkids for her to spoil whenever possible. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, John Walker Lewis; son, Kent Alan (Margaret); parents, Russell and Vergie; brothers, Gerald Peter and Kenneth Heber; and grandson, Ian Russell Ni-Lewis. She is survived by siblings: Russell, Dale, Gordon, and Kay; sister, RaNae Wilde (Jon); children: John Russell (Constance), Martin Kay (Diane), Tamera Nesmith (Tim), DaNae Rock (Jesse Ronald), and Don Marshal (Miyuki); 18 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the LDS Morgan West Stake Center. Interment in the Brigham City Cemetery.
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