Jan 22, 1949 - Nov 04, 2023
Elke Margarete Firth
Feb 16, 1944 - Feb 14, 2024
Elke Margarete (Dzierzon) Firth, age 79, passed peacefully in her home with loved ones at her side on February 14th, 2024.Elke was the eldest child born to Margarete (Schaarschmidt) and Arno Kurt Dzierzon in Geyersdorf, Saxony, Germany on February 16th, 1944. She is survived by her son, Sean DzierzonFirth (Stacy), four grandchildren, Harrison, Abigail, Lucia and Isabelle, her sister Uta Jenkins (ElRay), and her brother, Holger Dzierzon (Kathy). With their parents in June 1957, Elke and her siblings fled Communist East Germany for Kiel, West Germany. In September 1958, they immigrated to the United States. Elke had a deep abiding love for the freedoms this country offered her family and was considered by many who knew her to be a deep patriot.Elke spent the early part of her career as an entrepreneur, owning her own successful business for more than 15 years. In a constructive mid-life crisis she found a new love in the law and completed an associates degree, worked many years in practice, and finished her career as a paralegal.Elke had a passion for many things in life. She loved to boat, waterski, snow ski, camp, fish, and do anything that brought her family together to make lasting memories. She delighted in sharing her German heritage and culture through inviting others to enjoy the cuisine and traditions with her family and friends. Most dear to Elke’s heart is music. She loved to sing, play the piano, but mostly she loved leading choirs. She served as choir director in many congregations and found her true calling in life singing with and managing The Sterling Singers for several years.More than anything else, Elke found peace and solace serving in and attending the Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.Funeral Services will held at 12:30 p.m., on February 20th, 2024 at the Little Cottonwood 20th Ward, at 1160 Vine Street, Murray, UT, 84121. A viewing will precede it at 10:30am. Elke will be interred at 3 p.m. at the Memorial Lakeview Cemetery at1640 Lakeview Dr, Bountiful, UT 84010.
Vicky Rae Hancock
Apr 19, 1966 - Jan 26, 2024
Vicky Rae Hancock, 57, passed away on Friday January 26, 2024, in Murray Utah with her family at her side.Vicky was born April 19, 1966, in Price Utah to Amos Lacy Hancock and Judith Ivy (Gregersen) Hancock. Vicky attended Kearns High School where she played trumpet in the marching band, she also played basketball.She later attended SLCC where she received an associate degree in Welding.Vicky loved to be outside working. Vicky worked many jobs, but she loved roofing and later welding. Vicky was a See Bee in the US Naval Reserves.Vicky married Annette Redmond (later separated).She loved her animals, horses, parrots, and dogs. Her favorites were her dogs Echo, Cheyane, and her last dog Dalton.Vicky loved her nephews and nieces.Preceded in death by her son Tyler James Hancock, niece Jessica Jacobsen and nephew Jake Hancock and grandparents Claude and Margie Hancock and Clifford and Florence GregersenSurvived by her parents Lacy and Judy Hancock, siblings Glenda (Jay Mortensen) Kidd, Bradd (Edna) Hancock, Marcy Hancock, Lisa Hancock and half-sister Lucy (Alreigh) Knoth, nephews Shannon, Casey, Shane, Caleb, Brett, Brandon, Devin, Jesse, Dylan, Chase, Austin and nieces Cadie, Desiree, Kristen and Amanda.There will be a Memorial for Vicky on Saturday, March 2 from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the City View Memoriam, 1001 E 11th Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment will be at a later date in the Monroe City Cemetery.We ask that no flowers or plants be sent.
Rebecca Ann Fetters Olson
Sep 02, 1946 - Feb 07, 2024
Services can be accessed by clicking on the following at 10:45 a.m. the day of the service -https://zoom.us/j/97941303784 Rebecca Ann Fetters Olson, 77, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2024, after a long and brave battle with multiple health issues. Beckie was born on September 2, 1946, in Lynwood, California, to John and Mildred Link Fetters. Together with her loving parents and siblings, she grew up in Southern California where she graduated from La Mirada High School. Beckie married her sweetheart, Jim Olson, on September 11, 1964, in La Mirada, California, and she was later sealed to him for time and all eternity in the Los Angeles Temple on June 7, 1980. Shortly after they were married, Beckie joined Jim in the Philippine Islands, where he was serving in the Army during the Vietnam War, and where Rob was born. Beckie and Jim returned to Richmond, California, where Heidi, Erik, and Gretchen were born. Beckie started and operated a neighborhood school named New Horizons while Jim was in graduate school. Beckie and Jim later moved their young family to Kentucky, where Beckie mastered countless skills of rural life on a farm and Jim took a job at the University of Kentucky. As Jim struggled with health issues, Beckie turned her talent for quilting into a business to help support the family. She opened a quilt shop called Quilter’s Square and developed a simplified method for piecing quilts which she published in a book titled Quilts by the Slice. She taught classes around the world and loved sharing her love of quilting with friends and family. Over the years, Beckie has gifted many hundreds of quilts to others. She was constantly in the midst of several projects at once. She liked the saying "I am a Quilter. My house is in pieces." While settling into homes in Paradise and later Murray, Beckie was generous and kind to everyone she met. She sacrificed for her family and friends. She willingly gave away what little she had. She set an example of faith and courage for everyone she knew, and she was always willing to share with others her enduring testimony of Jesus Christ as her Savior. Beckie is preceded in death by her husband Jim, and siblings Bethine, Barbara, and John. She is survived by her son, Rob (Liz) and their children, Hannah and Madeleine, of Rome, Georgia; her daughter, Heidi of Salt Lake City, Utah; her son, Erik (Katie) and their children, Maggie, Jacob (Larissa), Thomas, Richard, and Audrey, of Salt Lake City, Utah; her daughter, Gretchen (John) and their children, Scott, Julia, Nora, and Jack, of Lithia, Florida; her sisters Beverly Schiefer of Paradise, Utah and Mary Johnson of Chaska, Minnesota; her brothers Joseph Fetters of Alpine, Utah, and Nick Brown of Redlands, California; and numerous other relatives. The family would like to express special thanks and appreciation to the doctors, nurses and aides of St. Joseph Villa and many kind friends and neighbors both in Paradise and Murray, for their compassionate care and concern for Beckie. The funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 24, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 5235 South Wesley Rd, Murray, Utah, 84117. Graveside services will be held at the Paradise Town Cemetery at 2:00 pm that same day. Cannon Mortuary is handling the arrangements.
Abraham Alonzo Mitchell
Jun 05, 1982 - Feb 24, 2024
Abraham (Abe) Alonzo Mitchell, 41, Riverton, UT, passed away on February 24, 2024 at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray Utah. The visitation will be held at the LDS meetinghouse on 1555 West Lovely Road, Taylorsville, UT 84123 on February 29, 2024, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Valley View Memorial Park, 4335 West 4100 South, West Valley, City. IPS Mortuary & Crematory will be handling the funeral arrangements. Abe was born in Vale, Oregon, to Theron Mitchell and Cindy LaRochelle on June 5, 1982. He went to Scotland County high school in Laurinburg, NC and graduated in 2000 where he received the Sutherland Award for exemplifying the spirit of service, leadership, and positive growth. He went on to earn a degree in computer science from Neumont College of Computer Science. He worked at Motorola as a computer programmer. He enjoyed tabletop gaming along with video games. Abe is survived by his wife Yuko Yorigami of Riverton, son, Taiga; daughter, Elly; daughter, Aya; son, Kota; mother Cindy LaRochelle; brothers, Robert LaRochelle, Tom LaRochelle, Morgan Mitchell, Theron Mitchell, Nathaniel Mitchell, Samuel Mitchell, Timothy Mitchell, and James Mitchell; sisters, Jerna Watson, Barbara Forrester, Corleneda Vogel, Melissa Mellars, Karen LaRochelle, Trudy Mitchell, Molly Krupa, Scarlett Mitchell, and Darcey Winkelkotter. He is preceded in death by his father, Theron Mitchell, stepfather, Vernon LaRochelle, brother Benjamin Mitchell, and sister Marlene Mitchell. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to well-wishers and all those who have made donations.
Tammy Raymond Ross
Nov 19, 1957 - Feb 25, 2024
Tammy Raymond Ross, daughter of Pat Clark Raymond and William Raymond, was born on November 19, 1957, in Ogden. She peacefully passed away on February 25, 2024, in Murray, Utah. Tammy was a loving mother and devoted friend. Tammy's life was filled with love, laughter, and taking care of others. She touched the hearts of many with her kindness and caring ways. She was always going out of her way to take care of the people she cared about. She leaves us with memories of her humor and generosity that will be remembered by all who were lucky enough to have known her. Tammy is survived by her loving daughter, Shaelynn Rodriguez, who meant the world to her. Their bond was unbreakable, and the love they shared will live on forever. She is also survived by her mother, Pat Raymond, her favorite coffee drinking partner, her one-of-a-kind son-in-law, Brady Rodriguez, who cared for her with extraordinary love and patience, her grandchildren who lit up her world, Brooklyn Vaughn and Cove Rodriguez. Her siblings who will miss her immensely, Janica, Lori, Jeanie, Stacie, and Billy, whose lives will not be the same without her quirky, hilarious, and often unexpected antics. She leaves behind many nieces and nephews who will all tell you she is hands down THE FAVORITE AUNT! She loved so many and had a special place in her heart for friends and family, especially her cousin Kim. And last but not least, her longtime companions Sally, Hazel, and Pepper, her cats. On behalf of Tammy’s family, a special thank you to the staff at Pine View Rehab for their kindness and loving care. The family invites you to Myers Mortuary, 5865 S. 1900 W, Roy, on Saturday, March 2, 2024, to visit from 12:00 to 2:00 and to join us as we come together from 2:00 to 3:00 to honor and share memories of Tammy.
Dec 24, 1925 - Feb 24, 2024
Virginia Ruesch passed away on February 24, 2024. Her passing was in total Virginia fashion— peaceful and ladylike, quiet and when she was ready. She was a tenacious lady who hung on with all she had, programmed to her core to survive as long as possible. We are grateful to have had her for over 98 years and especially grateful she retained good health and a sharp mind. She could have beat all y’all in Harry Potter and Golden Girls trivia through last week. Viriginia was born on December 24, 1925 in Fairview, Utah. She was her dad’s favorite Christmas present. She grew up in the tiny town of Indianola, Utah where she tended sheep, rode horseback, and took care of the garden. She was the youngest living child of George and Nancy Peterson and the sister of Andrew, Mary Ann, Wallace, Ada, Rayfield, Rachel, Dean, and Omah, all of whom preceded her in death. She was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when she was 8 years old in the Manti temple, and loved and cherished the gospel throughout her life, even attending church the Sunday before her passing. She served in many callings over the years, including in the Relief Society presidency, young women’s, and primary. She married Ned Ruesch after a courtship full of weekend dances in Manti, visits to the Mt. Pleasant ice cream parlor, and car rides. They were married on January 22, 1945 in the Salt Lake Temple and moved to Salt Lake City. They were a beautiful match. He was a diesel mechanic, and she was a homemaker. She loved fashion and pretty things, never had a hair out of place, and loved to decorate her home. They welcomed their firstborn son, Larry, their first daughter, Diane, and their youngest daughter, LaNette. Some of her hardest trials in life were related to bringing children into this world, and she savored and counted her blessings of her three wonderful kids every day. Virginia’s greatest joy was raising her family. She loved to travel and take trips with friends and family. She would ride as a passenger on Ned’s motorcycle while reading books as they enjoyed this beautiful country. They also loved to camp and began an annual family camping tradition in 1955 with Ned’s siblings up Fairview Canyon every summer, a tradition which continues still today even though the original generation has all passed away. Virginia has 10 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren. Many of their most cherished and joyful memories stem from the annual camping trip. She had a special and unique spot in her heart for every one of her children and grandchildren, making them all feel like they were the most precious creation on this earth. She exuded love and interest to all of us. She asked specific questions about our lives right up to the end because she genuinely loved and supported us. Her love was unconditional and that has carried us all in various ways over the years. She was a huge fan of the Utah Jazz, and in true Virginia fashion, she loved them, too, even though they just can’t seem to win a championship. Virginia is preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, her husband, her daughter-in-law, Kay, and her great granddaughter, Anastasia. She is survived by her children, Larry (Kay), Diane, and LaNette (Jim), and their children and grandchildren. There will be a viewing and funeral on Saturday, March 2 at the LDS church at 5750 S Nena Way in Murray, Utah, a church which Ned helped to build. The viewing will be held at 9AM, followed by a funeral service at 11AM. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Sandy, Utah. We love you mom and grandma. We’re full of joy for these many years of love and also feel joy for you as you are reunited with your family on the other side.
Loy Rollins Mackay
Sep 08, 1934 - Feb 22, 2024
Loy Rollins Mackay passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, February 22, 2024. She was born in Rock Springs, Wyoming on September 8, 1934. Loy was the third child of Porter and Elease Rollins. Growing up on a farm in Lyman, Wyoming, Loy embraced the values of hard work and compassion from a young age, often helping with chores such as washing eggs for market. After graduating from a class of 16 at Lyman High School in 1952, Loy pursued her passion for education, earning a degree from Brigham Young University. She embarked on a fulfilling career in teaching, specializing in special education in Murray, Utah. It was during this time that she had the privilege of meeting Stan's parents, who introduced her to the love of her life, Stan Mackay, who stole her heart while on leave from the Military. They were able to correspond through letters, and their relationship blossomed. Stan and Loy were married October 10, 1957, in the Salt Lake Temple. They established their family home in Murray Utah where Loy devoted herself to raising their 5 children that they were blessed with. Once the kids were raised, she found time to pursue her professional aspirations, teaching preschool for immigrant children and later serving as the Children's Librarian at Murray City Public Library. Her passion for nurturing young minds extended beyond the library walls, as she delighted children with "Story Hour" sessions and puppet shows at local elementary schools. Many of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildrens favorite memories came from sitting on grandmas lap and having her read them stories. Loy was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints showing her dedication through various service roles. She was fortunate to serve as a missionary at the Palmyra Pageant in New York. Additionally, Loy worked in the Jordan River Temple, extending her service to the spiritual needs of others. Over the years, she had many callings including the Primary and Relief Society. Known for her generous spirit, she was always willing to prepare a meal. Loy touched countless lives with her warmth and generosity. She had a special love and talent for music, sharing her beautiful alto voice and musical talents with family, friends, and choirs alike. She enjoyed spending winters in St George playing cards and gathering with family and friends. Loy's greatest joy was her family, whom she cherished above all else. Whether camping under the stars or boating on Marsh Lake, Flaming Gorge, and Lake Powell, she found immense happiness in their company. Loy is survived by her husband, Stanford, her children; Brett (Carrie), Wendy (Al), Kevin (Bonnie), Stacy, (Roger), and Brad (Jamie). Her 17 grandchildren and 23+ great grandchildren. Siblings: Phil (Mary)Rollins, Gary Rollins and Lynda Hart. Preceded in death by her parents Port and Elease, brother Gaylin and great granddaughter Essence Mackay. A viewing will be held Sunday, March 3, 2024, from 6:00 to 8:00pm. A Funeral will be held on Monday, March 4, 2024, at 11 am, with a viewing from 9:30-10:45am. Both viewing and funeral will be held at South Cottonwood 12th ward building 6180 South Glenoaks Rd (850 E.) in Murray Utah. Interment will be at the Murray City Cemetery, 5490 South Vine Street, Murray UT 84107. The family of Loy would like to express their gratitude and thanks for the love and care from all the nurses and aides from IHC hospice.
Jan 23, 1933 - Feb 22, 2024
Wallace James passed away peacefully on February 22, 2024, in Murray, Utah at the age of 91. Wally was born January 23, 1933, in Price, Utah to Joseph Evan and Alice James. He grew up in Castle Gate, Utah with three older siblings. He graduated from Carbon high school, where he also received college credit. As a teenager, Wally was employed by a local mine because they wanted him to play on their baseball team. He never worked in the mine, but he was a natural at baseball. Playing baseball and then softball was an enjoyable part of Wally’s life for the next 40 years. Wally was drafted into the Army where he served during the Korean War. He graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Physical Education. While he did some coaching, he spent most of his career teaching school. His first teaching job was at Raft River High School in Malta, Idaho. His favorite student was Ginger Barker, who became his wife shortly after she graduated. They were married in the Logan Temple. Wally and Ginger lived briefly in Paris, Idaho, then relocated to Murray, Utah, and spent the rest of their lives in that community. Wally taught at Hillcrest Junior High School and Murray High School. To supplement their income, he worked construction during the summer months. After taking an early retirement, Wally worked for Continental Airlines, and he and Ginger were able to enjoy some wonderful traveling. Both Wally and Ginger were avid baseball fans and attended games from coast to coast. After retiring again, there was more time to travel. They particularly enjoyed cruises with friends and family. Their last big trip was a tour of the Holy Land that they thoroughly enjoyed. Wally and Ginger were faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They both enjoyed time working in the Jordan River Temple. Wally spent much of his life doing whatever Ginger needed him to do. He was a hard worker, and she had a never-ending list of projects. Whether it was over the top decorating for baseball season and every holiday, or growing enough pumpkins to ensure a happy Halloween, Ginger had ideas, and Wally helped bring them to fruition. It was a match made in heaven. Ginger passed away in 2017 on June 1st, their 57th wedding anniversary. They can celebrate their next anniversary together. Wally is survived by his sons, Criss (Val) and Eric (Suzanne), and his daughters, Janet (Jhon) Carilli, Toni (Mark) Hettinger, and Joy, 23 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The viewings and funeral will be held at the LDS Chapel on 5750 S. Nena Way in Murray. The viewings will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 29, 2024, and again just prior to the funeral from 10:00 to 10:45 Friday morning. The Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 AM on Friday, March 1st. The Interment will take place at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the Grand View Cemetery in Elba, Idaho. The family would like to thank the remarkable staff at the Abbington in Murray for the wonderful care they provided Wally during the past year.
Dec 30, 1950 - Feb 22, 2024
Former Cowboys standout Golden Richards, renowned for his pivotal role in the team's history, passed away on February 23, 2024, at the age of 73. His nephew, Lance Richards, confirmed the news of his uncle's demise due to congestive heart failure in Murray, Utah. Golden, born on December 31, 1950, in Salt Lake City, Utah, was a key figure in the Cowboys' success during his five full seasons from 1973 to 1977. Known for his ability to make significant plays, he etched his name in Cowboys' lore with a memorable one-handed touchdown catch on Monday Night Football against the Chiefs in 1975. However, his iconic moment came in Super Bowl XII when he secured a game-clinching touchdown pass from fullback Robert Newhouse, sealing a victory over the Broncos. Golden Richards' impact extended beyond the field, as remembered by his nephew Lance, who highlighted their shared moments of hunting and discussing Dallas Cowboy football. In honoring his legacy, the football community reflects on the joy he brought to fans and the indelible mark he left on the Dallas Cowboys' history.
Bonnie Jeanne Eaton
Oct 16, 1935 - Feb 18, 2024
Bonnie Jeanne Eaton Obituary Bonnie was born on October 16, 1935 in Murray, Utah to Beatrice Alice Mounteer & James DeLloyd Miller. Her childhood was spent in Murray and she graduated from Murray High School in 1953. She married Ray Lewis “Tim” Parker on July 28 of that same year and had four beautiful children with him. They spent most of their married years in Empire, Nevada. Tim passed away from a swimming accident in 1969, leaving her a very young widow. Bonnie was quite strong and resilient though, so she moved her young family back to Utah and made a new life. Bonnie was a hard worker, became quite independent, and was able to support her family on her own. She worked for many years as a secretary at Tesco Truck Equipment Sales Co. Then spent the last several years of her career working at LDS Hospital for a neonatal doctor before retiring in 1997. She married Walter Earl Eaton on February 27, 1976. With him she enjoyed adventures she never dreamed she’d have! They enjoyed golf, dune buggying, sailing, waterskiing, traveling and exploring destinations far and near together! She was passionate about keeping journals and photo albums documenting their escapades and time spent with family. With this new union, she was thrilled to add four bonus children, their spouses, and families to her legacy. She loved and devoted a great deal of time to all of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and spent many hours following and supporting them in whatever activities they happened to be involved in. Bonnie love playing games with anyone who was willing, and one of her grandchildren made the comment that she was, “delightfully ruthless at a game of Fill or Bust.” Walt passed away in March of 2015 leaving her a widow once again. But as she had done before, she picked up the pieces and found many things to do, places to go, and adventures too many to count to fill her days. She remained active and independent until the last few months of her life when her health forced her to slow down. Bonnie was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many different positions over the years. Probably one of her favorite things though was singing in her ward choirs and being the music director for several years. She loved music and found it a way of expressing her deep faith. She also was very talented and enjoyed needlework of all kinds and painting, creating lovely pictures and items that adorned both her home and the homes of each of her children and grandchildren. Bonnie is survived by her children: Denise (Victor) Richardson, James (Cathy) Parker, Karen (Rob) Jessop, Mike (Susan) Eaton, Pam (John) Larson, Virginia/Suzy (Carlos) Romero and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and two sisters; Ann Brown and Ileen Thompson. She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, her daughter, Jeanne Swenson, son Kevin Eaton, granddaughters Rhonda Eaton, Lindsey Swenson and six of her eight siblings. The family of Bonnie feel a sense of deep gratitude and would like to offer sincere appreciation to the nurses and others from Huntsman Hospice who have taken such great care and watched over her for the past two years. You have done an amazing job! A visitation will be held Thursday evening, Feb. 22 from 6-8 pm at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 S. State Street in Murray. Funeral services will be at the Taylorsville 10th Ward Meeting House, 4950 S 1950 W, Taylorsville at 9:30 am. Friends may call from 8:45 am-9:15 am there prior to the services. Interment will follow the services at Utah Veteran’s Memorial Park at 17111 S. Camp Williams Rd, Bluffdale, UT. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Huntsman Hospice, or a charity of your choice.