Ann Wood Norman Udy Ann Wood Norman Udy was born on July 1, 1932, to Verna Harris Watt and Melvin John Wood, the third four children. Ann had three wonderful brothers: Rulon, Ted, and Vern. She married Milton Henry Norman on March 21, 1952, in the Logan Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her eternal companion passed away in 1995. On April 6, 2020, Ann was reunited with Milton, her family, and many dear friends. Ann was born in Layton, Utah, and later moved to Thatcher, Utah, where she was raised on a farm. She had many dear friends and wonderful experiences in Thatcher. A highlight in Ann’s life was being baptized as a member of the LDS Church eighth birthday by her brother, Rulon, in a canal by the light of the moon and a car’s headlights. She graduated from Bear River High School and attended Utah State University for a short time. Upon her marriage to Milton, the couple moved to West Corinne, Utah, where they farmed and raised their seven children: Randall (Penny) of St. George, Brad (Sherri) of St. George, Sue Ann (Scott Kowallis) of Roosevelt, Kerry (Leigh Ann) of Brigham City, Garry (Ann) of North Ogden, Sherie (Damon Marsh) of Plain City, and Stan (Kendra) of West Corinne. Ann and Milton were true sweethearts. They enjoyed singing duets together, dancing, and showing affection and kindness to each other. Ann loved being a farmer’s wife and mother. She was very nurturing in raising her children. She worked hard to provide a clean home and wonderful meals to eat. She was especially known for her homemade bread. Ann had many talents. She could design and sew a dress. She played the piano and taught many how to play, also. She shared her talent at church and civic activities. She loved to sing. She was able to participate in various singing groups performing in surrounding communities. Following Milton’s passing, she married Ralph B. Udy in 2003. Ralph was a kind companion to Ann and they both enjoyed participating in family activities. Ralph passed on in 2012. Ann has 34 grandchildren and 71 great-grandchildren. Family was everything to Ann and she was dearly loved by her family. She was the kindest, sweetest lady they knew. A classy lady who was always put together with a little spunk added in. Upon visiting with Ann, you would have a feeling of goodness from her that stemmed from a life of faith in the Savior and a love for him and others. Ann truly cared. She always welcomed one with a big hug and a kiss. She always had chocolate, licorice treats, homemade goodies, and fun dress up clothes. She always lended a listening ear and a caring heart. One guarantee was that you would never leave her home hungry. Even though her posterity was numerous, she was always calling and checking on them and seeing how they were doing. She would always tell them before hanging up, “I love you, honey.” They all were her “favorite.” She also was a matchmaker for many of her grandchildren and relatives. Ann had a strong testimony of Jesus Christ and his atoning love. Her faith in Jesus Christ kept a smile on her face through her trials. She lived with hope. Through her life’s trials, and even those toward the end, Ann was still pleasant and loving to those around her. She was always sure to express her gratitude. Her family express their appreciation to the workers at Integrity Hospice and Maple Springs. They were all so kind and caring. They especially would like to thank Ann’s “other daughters”: Alexis, Jody, and Jen. Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again. Due to public health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, a small graveside was held for Ann on April 7. Her family looks forward to a celebration of her life at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.
Mary Lee Anderson Mary Lee Cantwell Anderson, 86, returned peacefully to her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Mary Lee was born Dec. 17, 1933, to Seph Lonnie Cantwell and Ruth Elizabeth Welch Cantwell in Jonesboro, Arkansas. An appreciation for hard work was instilled in Mary Lee as she was given a tow sack at a young age to pick cotton; she would say the bag was almost as big as she. Being an only child, she worked hard picking cotton and helping on the farm. Despite this she was also mischievous and had many stories of fun times in her youth. In Osceola, Arkansas, Mary Lee met Ransom Ragene Anderson at a USO dance. They eventually married on Nov. 28, 1956. After getting married they lived in several states before settling in California, where they raised their three children: Robert, Tim and Jennifer. They divorced after many years of marriage, but stayed amicable along the way. Mary Lee would go on to marry Robert Wagoner in 1983, with this marriage came a special bond with his children: Cindy, Richard and Shelly. Cindy and Mary Lee had a special relationship that continued up to the time of Mary’s passing. In 1988, Mary Lee and Ransom rekindled their relationship, which led them to remarry on Sept. 2, 1988. Through this time, they moved to Utah, enjoyed family, spent time with their grandchildren and went to church together. They remained together until Ransom’s passing on March 1, 1998. Over the years, Mary Lee held a variety of jobs which included: cleaning houses, shipping and receiving, managing property, and eventually opening her own Victorian-themed boutique in Willard. She loved arts and crafts. She loved to sew, especially her grandkids’ Halloween costumes. Her grandchildren have lots of memories of the fun costumes she made for them, as do her own children. She never missed an opportunity to share stories and her love with them. Mary Lee was raised Baptist but eventually joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1998. She loved her Father in Heaven very much. She loved treasure hunting at the DI and Presbyterian yard sales. Also, she loved Dr. Pepper, playing April fools pranks, 50’s music, Southern food, and a little “Proud Mary” music to go along. She is survived by her children: Robert Gregory (Janet) Anderson, Willard, Utah; Timothy Wade (Terry) Anderson, Tacoma, Washington; and Jennifer Alvarado, Willard, Utah; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren with two on the way. Preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Ransom Ragene Anderson. Out of respect and concern for public health and safety, the family has chosen to hold a private family viewing and services. Interment in the Willard Cemetery. Memorial services/celebration of life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.
Larene B. Spendlove Larene Burton Spendlove, 80, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020, at Maple Springs Assisted Living Facility in Brigham City, Utah. Larene was born April 15, 1939, in Tremonton, Utah. She was the first of four daughters of Robert Strerling Burton and Dorothy Marina Sjoblom. She grew up in West Fielding, Utah, on the family dairy and sugar beet farm where she learned to work and develop her talents. She went to school in Garland, Fielding and Tremonton. She graduated from Bear River High School in 1957 and continued her education at LDS Business College. Following her graduation from the college in 1958, she worked for Deseret Book in Salt Lake City. She married Verl Spendlove on July 7, 1958, in the Logan Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They moved to Bossier City, Louisiana, shortly after their marriage while Verl served in the U.S. Air Force at Barksdale Air Force Base. They returned to Brigham City in 1961 and moved to Perry, Utah, in 1962. She was a loving companion, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Larene loved and served her family and others. She was a great homemaker and was a master knitter, which was a talent that she freely shared. She served faithfully in the Primary, Relief Society and other callings in the LDS Church. She enjoyed doing family history work and attending the temple. Larene is survived by her husband, Verl; sons, Robert (Marlene) Spendlove and John (Sandra) Spendlove; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Moss. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sisters Cordelia Peterson and Carolyn Orton. Special thanks given to the staff and aides at Integrity Hospice and Maple Springs Assisted Living facilities, and the doctors, nurses, friends and family that provided care and concern during the last few months of her life on earth. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 11, at 1:30 p.m. Due to public health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the services will be limited to family members and invited friends. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.
James Brock James W. Brock, 81, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 5, 2020, at his home in Taylorsville, Utah, due to complications from stomach cancer. He was born Nov. 7, 1938, in Princeton, Indiana, a son of Homer “Toad” and Dixie Jean Mallott Brock. He was partially raised in Indiana and raised and educated in California. He married Carmen Martinez on July 22, 1961, in Santa Monica, California. She preceded him in death on June 15, 2008. Jim married Dorothy Spencer Valentine on Oct. 26, 2009, in Wendover, Nevada. Jim served in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam Conflict. Jim owned his own business in California as a plumber. Following retirement, Jim and Carmen moved to Brigham City. Jim loved playing pool. He played at The Brigham City Senior Center and the Taylorsville Senior Center. He also enjoyed being with his family. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy, Taylorsville, his three children: Joseph (Lori) Brock, San Diego, California; Monica (Michael) Fletcher, Bakersfield, California; and Kathy (Victor) Bruno, Pasadena, California; eight grandchildren: Adam Fletcher, Audra Fletcher, James Brock, Jr., Justine Brock, Kelly Brock, Ryan Brock, Kristina Smith and Lauren Smith; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Jerry (Bobbie) Brock, Brigham City, Utah. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Carmen; a son, James Brock Jr.; a daughter, Cathy Brock; and one brother, Larry Brock. Jim’s wishes were to be cremated and interred in Indiana. Funeral Directors, Gillies Funeral Chapel, Brigham City, Utah. Send condolences to www.gfc-utah.com.
“Duke” Lowell Rulon Baron Sept. 27, 1923 ~ April 2, 2020 Duke took his final flight on April 2, 2020, to join his wife and many others. He was born in Brigham City, Utah, to Rulon James Baron and Phyllis Bott Baron. He grew up with his two brothers in the family business, Baron Woolen Mills, in which the three became owners and operators. He married his sweetheart of 64 years Mary Jeanne Shaw April 18, 1947. They raised three children, Christine, David, and Tom (RoLynn). Duke loved life and all it offered. Some of his most memorable times were as a naval aviator in World War II. He served as a lieutenant and piloted the famed SBD dive bomber and his favorite, the Corsair F4U fighter bomber. This plane was equipped with six 30mm cannons and the latest air-to-surface missiles. He was assigned to the USS Hornet. The war ended as he was in route to the Pacific campaign. Duke was cool long before Tom Cruise. He loved flying all types of small aircraft after leaving the Navy. Duke always had a positive attitude and was a real gentleman right to the end. He always had a kind word. He treated everyone as a friend and made sure all was taken care of and happy. Duke loved being outdoors; golfing, fishing, hunting, camping, and cattle round ups at Yost, all with family and friends. Duke and Mary Jeanne always looked forward to the annual “super activity” with their friends and family at any of the many lakes they visited for fishing and fun. He was always a favorite with his nieces and nephews at family gatherings. Duke and Mary Jeanne loved to travel and meet new people and see new things. He made sure his children had this experience also. Duke was very service minded. He was a 50-year member of the Brigham City Volunteer Fire Department. He served as fire chief and in other capacities. He was a life member of the Utah Firemen’s Association, a 50-year member of the Brigham City Rotary Club, a member of the Brigham City chapter of the Elks Lodge, and he served on the Utah Judicial Committee. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and younger brothers, Dale and Rex. Surviving are his children, six grandchildren, 16 great-children, and 1 great-great-granddaughter. Thank you to his daughter for her care on his final journey. Thank you to Dr. John Markeson and Bristol Home Health and Kathy and Dixie for the time spent with him. Send condolences to Gillies Funeral Chapel.
Dennie Brandon, 83, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020, at Maple Springs. Funeral services entrusted to Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 East, Brigham City, Utah. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.
Sydney Merlone Johnson, 81, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020, at home with her family by her side. Funeral services entrusted to Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 East, Brigham City, Utah. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.
Brian Timothy Miller, 48, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Brigham City. Funeral services entrusted to Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 East, Brigham City, Utah. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.
Jeanene Cook passed away Monday, April 6, 2020, in Payson, Utah. Funeral services entrusted to Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 East, Brigham City, Utah. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.
Ben Montes passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020, in Boise, Idaho. Funeral services entrusted to Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 East, Brigham City, Utah.
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