Robert Davis Robert (Bob) Charles Davis, A.K.A. “Starter Bob,” 65, passed away peacefully on Sept. 7, 2019, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with liver cancer. He was born to Donna Doyal and Charles Edison Davis on Sept. 30, 1953, in Sacramento, California. Donna, Bob’s mother, passed away when he was seven years old. His dad remarried Hildegard Anita Wetzel and she helped raise Bob and his sister, Delma. At 17, after graduating early from Elk Grove High School in 1971, he immediately enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Because of his young age he was sent to the Philippines where he spent the majority of his service. He also spent some time working on aircraft on the U.S.S. Coral Sea aircraft carrier. He was very proud of his service during the later part of the Vietnam War. After he returned home to Sacramento he married. A few years later they moved to Utah and settled in Richmond, Utah, to raise their family. They had nine children together. During this time, while working for Utah State University as an electrician, Bob went back to school for his engineering degree, which he accomplished while working and raising his family. Upon completion of his bachelor’s degree in engineering, he landed a job at Morton Thiokol, later to become Autoliv ASP. Soon after he and his wife divorced in 1994. While being employed at Autoliv, Bob met Jane Siggard Allsop. After living together for six years, he finally decided he could take the plunge and they were married April 30, 2003, in Brigham City, Utah. Together with Jane’s five children and his nine, they created one big, crazy, wonderful family. Bob had a lifelong passion for motorcycles. A passion that started at a very young age and followed him to the Philippines where he became a member of a motorcycle club, “The New Breed.” The friendships he made here with his brothers were lifelong. His passion continued and he taught all of his children to ride. He was a lifetime member of Ogden Cycle Association and he, his wife Jane and his children rode, raced and helped put on many motocross races. He gained his nickname “Starter Bob” when the Wild West National motocross series hired him to run the starting gate at the races. Bob, Jane and family spent their summers riding and traveling to races, taking a few breaks to go camping. On any given evening you could find Bob in his garage with his boys working on motorcycles. He took great pride in keeping his bikes in top-notch condition. Bob also provided the local track help when Supercross came to Utah. It was a fun time as his sons, and eventually his grandsons, were able to be a part of his crew. When The Outdoor Nationals came to Millers Raceway in Tooele, he was again able to provide the local track help. These were great times with family and friends. Bob loved camping, riding, fishing, and four-wheeling with his family and friends and teaching grandids how to ride. Many family traditions were created. There was never anything Bob wouldn’t do to help his family, friends and neighbors, whether it be fixing electrical problems, plumbing issues, or just plowing everyone’s driveways and walks in the winter. He was a friend to all. He is survived by his wife, Jane; 14 children: Nathan Davis, Amber Allen, Alison Allsop, Harmony Davis, Mathew Davis, Jesse Davis, Lana (John) Ranjel, Jake Allsop, Adam (Lacey) Davis, Issac Allsop, Katie (Travis) Rasmussen, Alex Allsop, Nicholas (Ericka) Davis, and Jacob Davis; 39 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Delma (Dan) Jernigan. He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-mother; and one son-in-law, Brian Allen, his partner in crime. Special thanks to IHC Home Health Care (Chelsea) and Hospice; his good friend, Rex Yarger; Steve and Marie Hartin, Delma Jernigan, and Jenny and Jim Mapes for all their help, love and support; and last but not least, Dave (Crow) Crozier, his “New Breed” brother who drove all night to see Bob before he passed. Bob is loved and will be missed. In lieu of flowers, a donation to any Veterans cause would make Bob smile. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Send condolences to www.gfc-utah.com.
Kieth Ellis Nielsen Oct. 6, 1952 ~ Sept. 1, 2019 Kieth Ellis Nielsen, our loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, died Sept. 1, from complications following surgery. Kieth was born Oct. 6, 1952, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Andrew Peter and Helen Ellis Nielsen. He grew up in Magna, Utah, and he loved to say that he had the best childhood anyone could have. He graduated from Weber State College in 1976. He worked at ATK Thiokol for 25 years as a chemist and at Brigham City Community Hospital as a medical technologist, he retired in 2017. Kieth married and was sealed to his high school sweetheart, Joan Welling, in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on June 6, 1974. They were blessed with four children: Tyler Kieth, Bryan Jack, Jan Marie and Scott Andrew. They were further blessed with eight grandchildren: Nick, Noah, Helen, Hailey, Bryan, Liam, Emily and Abigail. Kieth loved and respected the outdoors, he hiked many trails including the Highline Trail in the Unitah Mountains. He also rode a Schwinn 10-speed bicycle from Salt Lake City to Zions National Park and back with his good friends. He loved to canoe and birdwatch and was a volunteer at the Bear River Bird Refuge. He was an accomplished musician and played several instruments. He loved playing music with others, especially in the Aspen Ridge Country Band. Kieth was a woodworker and enjoyed working with and collecting hand tools. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Joan; three of his children: Tyler (Heather) Nielsen, Jan (Dave) Holding, and Scott (Andrea) Nielsen; and siblings: Kent Nielsen, Mark Nielsen, and Kathy Refsdal. He is preceded in death by his parents; his infant son, Bryan; and his sister, Janice Nielsen. A funeral service will be held Monday, Sept. 9, at 11 a.m. at the LDS North Stake Center, 620 N. 300 East, Brigham City, Utah. A viewing will be held that morning from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Friends of the Bear River Bird Refuge. Online condolences may be expressed at www.myers-mortuary.com. Arrangements entrusted to Myers Mortuary, Brigham City, Utah.
Ann Anglesey Beverly Ann Watson Anglesey, 85, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Brigham City, Utah. Ann was born Sept. 17, 1933, in Minot, North Dakota, a daughter of Ruth Maxene Burgett and Brigham Marceles Watson. She married Leon Robert Anglesey on July 20, 1962, in the Logan Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was a very faithful member of the LDS Church and served as a Relief Society president and many other church callings. She enjoyed art, painting, traveling and doing genealogy. Ann kept an incredibly clean house for her family. Surviving are her sweetheart Leon Anglesey, children, Kathleen Richman, Sandy, Utah; and Steven S. (Jennifer) Anglesey, Syracuse, Utah; four grandchildren: Megan, Lindsey, Natasha, and Sophia; and brother, Ron Watson, Salt Lake City, Utah. Preceded in death by her parents; still born son, Ronald; and son-in-law, Mark Richman. Funeral services will be Monday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. at the Brigham City LDS 19th Ward building, 105 W. Fishburn Dr. Viewings will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 East, Brigham City, and Monday from at 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.
Elton Woodmancy Elton Richard (Dick) Woodmancy passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. He was born in Brigham City, Utah, Aug. 14, 1944, to Alice Samsel and Elton Walter Woodmancy. Dick was raised in Brigham City and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Susan Peterson Woodmancy. Dick is survived by his brother, Gary Woodmancy, Malad, Idaho; sister, Grace (Gary) Godfrey, Clarkston, Utah; children: Richard Jeffs, Salt Lake City; Paulette Lee, Ogden, Utah; Wendy (Gary) Davis, Brigham City, Utah; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. The family will have a time for remembrance on Friday, Sept. 13, at 12:15 p.m. with a small celebration of life service to follow at 1 p.m., at the Brigham City LDS 19th Ward building, 105 W. Fishburn Dr. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.
Gretchen Sato On Sunday, July 21, Gretchen Maria Sato, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away at the age of 93. She was born April 23, 1926, in Zirndorf, Germany, to Johann Dominigus Baumler and Anna Marie Wilhelm Baumler, the seventh of ten children. She spent her childhood in Bavaria, which is where she met Henry M. Sato, the love of her life, and who passed away September 2005. The two were married Sept. 25, 1948, and had one child, a daughter, Linda Lorraine Sato-Watters. Gretchen is survived by her daughter, Linda Watters; son-in-law, Dave Watters; granddaughter, Nicole Leary (nee Watters) and husband, Mike Leary; grandsons, Ryan Watters and Michael Watters; great-grandhildren, Emersyn Leary and Camden Leary; and several nieces and nephews. Gretchen was known for her preternatural generosity, her deep and abiding love of her husband, and her unconditional affection for her daughter, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends. She affectionately referred to herself as “Crazy Oma” because of her gift for making her family laugh. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 E. 200 South, Brigham City. Afterwards, a luncheon will be held in her honor at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to AMVETS (American Veterans).
Charles “Ross” Waltmire Sept. 9, 1930 ~ Aug. 30, 2019 Charles Waltmire was a unique man, with many stories to tell. He was born and raised in Whittier, California, the youngest of six children of John Waltmire and Pina Sandy. He was married for 56 years to Joan Callis-Waltmire, who preceded him in death. They had four children: Mark, Walt, Duane and Diane; also, 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He worked for Bell Telephone Co. He served in the Army Signal Corps and was a Korean Conflict veteran. Returning to civilian life, he joined Southern California Edison, where he worked his way up to high voltage cable splicer. He retired after several years from the City of Pasadena. He and Joan moved to Brigham City, Utah, in 1999 to house-sit for their daughter and decided to stay. He loved to camp, fish and hunt. Our fondest memories are of summertime, when he would meet us after work on Fridays down at the beach to roast hot dogs and fish off the pier. The annual summer camping trips were always fun to see new places and be impressed by his outdoor skills. There will be no service at this time. Send condolences to www.gfc-utah.com. Entrusted to Gillies Funeral Chapel, Brigham City.
Colleen Venice Jensen Wild May 29, 1925 ~ Sept. 2, 2019 Our loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother returned to our Heavenly Father on Sept. 2, 2019. Colleen was born May 29, 1925, in Brigham City, Utah, to Claudius and Clara Ellen Brown Jensen. She married Walter Herbert Wild July 7, 1944. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, at 11 a.m. at Myers Mortuary in Brigham City, 205 S. 100 East. A viewing will be from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.myers-mortuary.com.
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