Donald M. Saunders Donald Michael Saunders was born Dec. 14, 1924, in Ogden, Utah, to Simon and Martha Clara Michael Saunders, who died from complications related to his birth. He left this mortal probation on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Donald was raised by his half-sister, Electa Saunders Wadsworth, and her husband, Chet, in Shelley, Idaho, and their family became his family. He learned the value of thrift and hard work. He learned how to be a great mechanic, something he enjoyed up until the end, especially working on his 1924 Ford Model T. He served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. While serving in Sasebo, Japan, he received a letter from a beautiful young lady who became the love of his life. Anna Yvonne Stucki and Donald were married for all eternity in the Idaho Falls Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sept. 3, 1947. They spent their life together dancing, singing, fishing, camping, gardening and traveling. Many summers were spent in Island Park, Idaho—their home away from home. Donald was a faithful member of the LDS Church. He held various callings and spent much of his time in the service of others. Donald participated in the Utah Honor Flight in 2016. His greatest joy was his family: his sweetheart, Yvonne; children: Dennis (Sandy); Charlene (Don) Zwonitzer; Gale (LeeAnn); Renae (Tom) Doxey; Evan (Elizabeth); Marilyn (Orson) Thompson; David (Mandy); Maureen (Robbie) Horne; and Tamara (Terry) Palmer; 43 grandchildren; 87 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents, 11 siblings, and one great-grandson, Bryan Milton Doxey. The family would like to thank the many people who helped throughout his life: VA hospital staff, South Davis Home Health, numerous extended family members, friends, and amazing LDS ward members. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 21, at 11 a.m. at the Brigham City LDS North Stake Center, 320 East 600 North. Viewing will be held Wednesday, March 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 E. 200 South, Brigham City, and on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment in the Brigham City Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the Combined Veterans of Box Elder County. Send condolences to www.gfc-utah.com.
Dale Baron Dale Glen Baron passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019, at the age of 93. Dale was born Feb. 6, 1926, to Rulon and Phyllis Baron in Ogden, Utah. Dale grew up in Brigham City and graduated from Box Elder High School. He served in the Navy during World War II, and was stationed at Pearl Harbor. Upon his return, he married his sweetheart, Melva Siegfried. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Ogden Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They enjoyed 71 years of marriage and raised four children: LaVon and the late Larry Rose, Brigham City; Bob and Linda Baron, Bend, Oregon; Betty and Mark Cowley, North Ogden; and Gary and Emily Baron, Ogden. Dale worked alongside his two brothers, Duke and Rex, at Baron Woolen Mills until their retirement in 1989. The lifelong cooperation and love between these three brothers has been an example to all. Dale was very civic-minded, and participated in many civic clubs. He served as president of the Chamber of Commerce, on Brigham City Council, in Rotary, on Box Elder Search and Rescue and Box Elder Scuba team, on the Brigham City Airport Advisory Committee, and on the Utah State Executive and Judicial Compensation Commission. He gave countless hours of service to the community. Dale enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, and water skiing until he was in his 80s, and flying into his 90s. He loved car rides with his sweetheart, Melva, to Peach City and watching the beautiful sunsets. He also enjoyed working in his yard and having irrigation parties with his grandchildren. He was a member of the LDS Church. Dale is survived by his four children, 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, one brother, Duke. He was preceded in death by his wife, Melva; his parents; one brother, Rex Baron; one sister, LaVona Baron; and one son-in-law, Larry Rose. Thank you to the many great friends and caregivers who touched Dad’s life. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 23, at 11 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 E. 200 South, Brigham City. Viewings will be held on Friday, March 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 to 10:40 a.m. at the funeral chapel. Interment in the Brigham City Cemetery next to his sweetheart, Melva. Military honors will be accorded by the Combined Veterans of Box Elder honor guard. Send condolences to www.gfc-utah.com.
Dorothy R. Reese Dorothy Robbins Reese, our beloved sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, peacefully passed from this life on March 16, 2019. Dorothy was born Aug. 9, 1928, in Burley, Idaho, the second of two daughters of Arnold and Thelma Robbins. Five years later the family moved to Perry, Utah. Though their family was less well off than many people, she never considered them to be poor. She reports, “I was rich—with a sister to play with and parents who loved and catered to us.” She graduated from Box Elder High School and attended LDS Business College. After working at General Electric for five years, Dorothy moved with some friends to Washington, D.C. where she worked for the Department of Labor as a secretary. Dorothy returned home to Utah and was soon called to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Southern California Mission where she served in the mission office. When she returned home from her mission, she was speaking in a sacrament meeting in which Ray Don Reese was in attendance. He introduced himself, and they began dating. They were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on Sept. 16, 1955. Their first son, Bryan was born a few years later, and after Ray completed his education, they had the opportunity to go to the Tongan Islands where Ray had been offered a job to teach at Liahona High School. They returned to Brigham City, Utah, three years later with another son, Van, and a daughter, Janet. Neal, their third son and last child, was born two years later. Brigham City was Dorothy’s home for the next 50 years until Ray Don passed away in 2014. She had lived in Alpine, Utah, near Janet’s family since that time. Dorothy was a faithful member of the LDS Church. She served in many leadership positions in her ward and stake, and served another mission with Ray in Raleigh, North Carolina. Dorothy was a gospel scholar and loved to teach. Her love for, and knowledge of, the gospel was an example to family and friends up through the end of her life. Special thanks go to River Meadows Senior Living, and Symbii Hospice for their special care for Dorothy at the end of her life. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her eternal companion, Ray Don; and friend and brother-in-law, Wallace Christensen. She is survived by her sister, Fay Christensen; children: Bryan (Felicia) Reese, Van (Kris) Reese, Janet (Terry) Grant, and Neal Reese; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 25, at 11 a.m. in the Brigham City LDS 10th Ward building, 500 South 200 West. Viewings will be held March 24, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 East, in Brigham City, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the funeral at the church. Interment in the Brigham City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.
Shirley Amanda Oldham Chapman Our loving wife, mother, grandma, aunt and friend, Shirley Amanda Oldham Chapman, was welcomed home into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father and family on March 15, 2019. She was born Sept. 30, 1930, to Russell B. Oldham Sr. and Mary Emilie Swensen, in Paradise, Utah. When Shirley was young her family moved to Logan. She graduated from Logan High School in 1948. Shirley met her sweetheart, George R. Chapman, on a blind date. They fell in love and were married Nov. 9, 1963, in Logan, Utah. They were later sealed in the Brigham City Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on June 10, 2017, for time and all eternity. They have three children. Shirley was a faithful member of the LDS Church. She was a seminary graduate and served in various callings. She spent much of her time in the service of others. Shirley worked at International Harvester in Denver and then at Thiokol until her first child was born. After that, she worked in her home as a mother and loving wife. She loved working in her flower and vegetable gardens. While she was spending time in her rose garden, the neighborhood kids would stop and visit. She delighted in the friendships she made with them. She enjoyed doing ceramics and visiting and caring for her dear lifelong neighbors. Above all she loved spending time with her family. She was greeted by her parents; one brother, Russell B. Oldham Jr.; sister-in-law, Laberta Jensen Oldham; and brothers-in-law, Dale Ocken and W.E. Vann. Surviving are her husband; three children: Brian H. (Diana) Chapman, Brent R. (ShaRee) Chapman, and Shellie Rae Chapman-Ashton; five grandchildren; two sisters, Leatrice Vann and Joyce Ocken; and one brother, Raymond L. Oldham. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 20, at 11 a.m. at the LDS 19th Ward building, 105 Fishburn Drive, Brigham City. Viewing will be held Wednesday prior to the service at 10 to 10:40 a.m. Interment in the Brigham City Cemetery. The family wishes to give a special thanks to her family, dear life-long neighbors, friends and hospice caregivers. Send condolences to www.gfc-utah.com.
Jacquelyn Lichfield Jan. 22, 1934 ~ March 17, 2019 Jacquelyn Sue Watson Lichfield, 85, our beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at McKay Dee Hospital after a battle of almost two months of illness. Jackie was born in Oronogo, Jasper County, Missouri, on Jan. 22, 1934, to Nita Mae Lacey and Jack J. Watson. She graduated from Weber High School in 1951 with a great class of friends. She worked at the Ogden Women’s Clinic and was later a waitress at Maddox (one of her favorite places to eat). She married her love, William H. Lichfield, in the temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 23, 1952. They were married 67 years. Jackie was a member of the LDS Church. She very much enjoyed doing genealogy, and did for many, many years. She served as Relief Society president a couple times and really enjoyed home visits with everyone in the ward. Our loving, caring, spit-fire, Jackie loved to laugh; she loved to hear jokes and loved telling them. She enjoyed sewing and cooking when she could, but really loved reading, spending time with family and friends, watching Jazz and BYU games, and getting letters and cards. One of her biggest passions, though, was to make sure she sent a card out to as many people as possible that she loved, for all occasions. Jackie is survived by her husband, William; one daughter, LuAnn H (Doug) Dewey, St. George; and three sons: Dale W. (Lucinda) Lichfield, Brigham City; Mark W. Lichfield, Pleasant View; and Neil W. Lichfield, Central; 12 grandkids; 20 great-grandkids and brother Robert Dale Watson. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Lynn Lichfield; and grandsons, Bohdi Silvia and Justin Lichfield. Keep track of us all from up above and we will miss you terribly. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 21, at 11 a.m. at the Corinne LDS 2nd Ward building, 2325 N. 4000 West. Viewings will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 East, Brigham City, and on Thursday from 10 to 10:40 a.m. at the church. Interment in the Ben Lomond Cemetery in North Ogden, 526 E. 2850 North, North Ogden. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.
Lee Zinck Lee Russel Zinck, 95, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday March 11, 2019 with his family by his side. Lee was born Oct. 6, 1923, in Bear River City, Utah, a son of Anna Nielson and Christian Zinck. He married LaVinna Rae Richardson on Dec. 21, 1950, in Elko, Nevada. They were later sealed in the Ogden Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on March 13, 1990. Surviving are his loving wife of 69 years, LaVinna; children, Rebecca Lee Zinck (Clyde) Nichols and Tyler Zinck; nine grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, March 15, at the Brigham City South LDS Stake Center. Interment in the Willard Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Combined Veterans of Box Elder County. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.
Lee Chlarson Lee Jay Chlarson peacefully returned home to his Heavenly Father on March 12, 2019, and was reunited with the love of his life and eternal companion, Marie. He was born March 18, 1935 to Abram Hans and Lucile Susan Reynolds Chlarson. He had nine brothers and sisters who all preceded him in death, except his youngest sister, Jean (Bill) Hillhouse. He was raised in Box Elder County and attended Box Elder High School. In 1955, he married Marie Jensen and they were sealed together for time and all eternity in the Logan Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They lived in Corinne and Brigham City, where they raised five children: Debra Marie (Tom) Egbert of Victor, Idaho; LeAnn (Todd) Reeves of Lehi; Kerry Lee (Patti) Chlarson of Sandy; Leslie Joe (Linda) Chlarson of Brigham City; and Steven Hans Chlarson (deceased) who was married to Jenny Wright Chlarson Vincent of Brigham City. He loved being a grandpa to 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. He farmed for many years with Ted Burt in Corinne, and drove a cement truck for Parsons Ready Mix until he retired. He loved the gospel of Jesus Christ and served diligently as a Stake Seventy, in a bishopric, and in many other callings. He and Marie served a mission for the LDS Church in Omaha, Nebraska. On May 8, 2015, his wife, Marie, passed away and he missed her so very much. He always talked of going to be with her and longed for that day. After Marie’s death, he moved to Mapleton, Utah, to the Abbington Assisted Living Center. He loved the residents and staff at the center and served as the ambassador for the residents. The family would like to express gratitude for the care he received from his medical providers and the staff of the Abbington. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 16, at the Brigham City LDS 7th Ward building. Interment in the Calls Fort Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.
Arlene Kidman Bailey Jan. 21, 1935 – Jan. 15, 2019 A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Iron Gate, 960 E. 700 South, Brigham City.
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