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George Jones

Aug 25, 1934 - Dec 01, 2023

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Salt Lake City, UT

George Lyman Jones peacefully returned to his Heavenly family on December 1, 2023 at his home, with his sweetheart and family members by his side. He was born the third of four sons to Ralph C. Jones and Eunice Thorpe Jones, in Newton, Utah on August 25, 1934. George grew up in Newton, played football as the captain for North Cache High School, and was honored as a North All-Stars team member. He loved growing up on the dairy farm in Newton and had only fond memories of his time in Cache Valle...Read More

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Michael Gerard Gallegos

May 18, 1983 - Feb 12, 2024

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Salt Lake City, UT

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved Michael Gerard Gallegos, who departed from this world on February 12, 2024, at the age of 40, surrounded by his loved ones. He was a cherished son, a devoted brother, a beloved uncle, and a true friend whose presence filled our lives with warmth, love, and laughter. Born on May 18, 1983, Michael brought joy and happiness to all who knew him. In his younger years, Michael enjoyed participating in sports, including basketball, baseball, and karate. Michael possessed a natural talent for video games, sparked by the excitement of receiving his first gaming console, a Sega Genesis, as a Christmas gift during his childhood. This passion persisted into adulthood, when he bonded with his closest friends over late-night gaming sessions. Michael's unwavering dedication to fostering camaraderie and community was evident in his tireless efforts to organize events, most notably showcased through his leadership roles in the Greek Sports League and his devoted involvement in his fantasy basketball league. Michael would openly acknowledge that winning the championship, in either event, was his foremost goal. Nonetheless, it remains true that the enduring memories and strong sense of community born from these experiences deeply touched the lives of many. Michael's deepest passion lay in music, evident from his early days as a dedicated collector of CDs. Over the years, this passion evolved into a routine of attending a plethora of concerts, ranging from punk rock shows to contemporary Christian, Greek, reggae, and classical performances. Michael also indulged in his passion for playing poker during his leisure hours, particularly favoring Texas Hold ’em. Leveraging his competitive nature and cunning bluffing abilities, Michael consistently outmaneuvered his opponents, leaving the table as the big winner. Michael's kind and compassionate spirit, coupled with his infectious smile, left an indelible mark on the lives of everyone he encountered. His boundless love and dedication to family radiated through every gesture he made. Michael graduated from Olympus High School in 2001 and earned his bachelor’s of science degree in Finance from the University of Utah in 2006. Michael embarked on his professional journey at Morgan Stanley, where he obtained numerous FINRA licenses. After years of dedication at Morgan Stanley, he embraced a new chapter with Northwestern Mutual's compliance department. In 2019, Michael's career path led him to Team Westover, where he was instrumental in aiding countless clients with their financial planning objectives. Michael took pleasure in his career, deriving immense satisfaction from utilizing his financial expertise to aid others. Throughout his cancer treatments, Michael's dedication to his work never faltered, and he persisted in his professional responsibilities without hesitation. His work not only provided him with a sense of purpose but also deepened his bond with his team members. In May 2022, Michael was diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer. Fueled by his competitive nature, Michael was determined to be a warrior and fight the good fight for as long as possible. His care team at Huntsman Cancer Hospital, his family, his friends, and his French bulldog, Bowser, all played a significant role during Michael’s battle against cancer. Bowser stood by Michael as his unwavering and loyal companion, serving as both his pride and joy and a source of comfort during moments of distress. Michael remained positive and strong through his many rounds of chemotherapy, clinic visits, CT scans, procedures, and one hospitalization. His unwavering strength and positivity surprised all those around him. After going through all possible treatment options, Michael entered hospice care on February 1, 2024. The staff from Huntsman at Home and Community Nursing Services, family, and friends helped Michael during his final weeks of life. Michael remained strong in his Christian faith throughout his battle with cancer. As a son, Michael was a source of pride and joy to his parents, Gerard and Klea. With his contagious laughter and genuine affection, he filled their lives with light and happiness. His love was limitless, a steady presence offering support and comfort whenever it was required. As a brother, Michael was a constant source of love and guidance to his siblings, Amanda and Paul. Whether in times of triumph or adversity, he stood as a pillar of strength beside his siblings, their unbreakable bond serving as a testament to the enduring love and connection they held dear. As an uncle, Michael was Athena’s steadfast companion and playmate, always ready to dive into her world of imagination and discovery. His presence brought laughter and joy into her life, and she will forever cherish the moments they spent together. Michael may no longer be with us, but the effects of his love and kindness will continue to resonate far beyond the family circle. His presence touched the hearts of all who crossed his path, leaving behind a tapestry of memories that will be treasured for generations to come. Michael's legacy of kindness, generosity, and love will inspire us to live with compassion and empathy. While we mourn the loss of his physical presence, we take solace in knowing that Michael's spirit will endure the love he shared and the lives he touched. May he find eternal rest, cradled in the love that surrounds him. Michael is survived by his parents, Gerard and Klea Gallegos; his siblings Amanda (Stephanie) and Paul (Jasmine); his niece Athena; his godparents Mike and Joann Katsanevas; his godson Steven Amos Allard; and his Frenchie, Bowser. Michael is preceded in death by his Papou Stylianos E. Tzeranakis, Yiayia Amalia Vrondakis Tzeranakis, Yiayia Maria Gialedakis Tzeranakis, Grandfather John M. Gallegos, Grandmother Eleanor H. Gallegos, Uncle Steve S. Tzeranakis, Aunt Mary Tzeranakis, and Uncle George Tzeranakis. A visitation to honor the memory of Michael will be held on Monday, February 19, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, in Millcreek with a Trisagion service at 7:00 PM. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 20 at 11:00 AM at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 279 South 300 West, in Salt Lake City. Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 1342 East 500 South, also in Salt Lake City. Following the interment, a Makaria (memorial luncheon) will be held at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral fellowship hall at approximately 1:30 PM to celebrate Michael's life. The family extends a gracious invitation to all who are able to attend and commemorate his memory. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Michael’s memory to either St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Colorectal Cancer Alliance, or Huntsman Cancer Institute. May Michael’s Memory be Eternal.

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Lynda Frances Middleton

May 27, 1960 - Feb 16, 2024

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Salt Lake City, UT

"Lynda Frances Middleton daughter of Donald Ortega and Mary Mullier Loving wife, mom, aunt and grandmother and friend to many. Passed away on February 16, Th 2024 surrounded by her family. She leaves behind three Sons Billy Rogers, Richard Rogers and Johnny Rogers she had eight grandchildren four nieces Latisha Chappell,Amber Meikle, Rosemary Meikle and Melissa Hone two nephews Henry Chappelle and Richard Chappell she also leaves behind her sister Donna Ortega her Father and her boyfriend of 12 years Ricard Meikle she was preceded in death by her mother and baby sister Cheryl Chappell. Lynda loved spending time at the beach and traveling around the country with her late husband Larry Middleton until he could no longer work at which time they retired in the state of Oregon where they lived up until his passing in 2008 at which time Lynda moved to Utah to be with family. She loved fishing, camping and being with her grandchildren. She is loved and missed by so many already the family will be holding A celebration of life at a later date."

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William Harvey Putnam

Apr 15, 1950 - Feb 19, 2024

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Salt Lake City, UT

On Monday February 19, 2024 William Harvey Putnam peacefully passed away, in the home he was meant to be in, for his final days, surrounded by family, love and support. Bill was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to David Clarke and Adele Mangum Putnam on April 15, 1950. He was the oldest of six children. As a child, Bill endured more than any young boy should. He demonstrated resilience and a determined vigor to rise above his raising. In the twilight of his life, he battled many of the underlying issues that haunted him for nearly 74 years. All things considered, he did pretty darn well and we are proud of the person and legacy that he left here in this mortal existence. He was self-taught. Although he didn’t have much of a formal education, he had a thirst for learning and knowledge. He had a broad array of interests from Native American History to vintage automobiles, obscure reptilian facts and the detail of any athletic event. He had a breadth of knowledge and loved to share what he had learned. Bill could build or repair anything. He was a master mechanic, carpenter, general contractor, plumber, electrician and 4 to 1 patty specialist. He had many jobs and often took side jobs to help pay for his children’s opportunities. He had an incredible work ethic and desire to help however he could. Any kind of music was of interest to Bill. He started young as a proud drummer in a Utah Battle of the Bands winner, The Red Coats. He had absorbed himself in all genres but took a liking to Skinny Tuba, The Beach Boys and Fleetwood Mac. Bill was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was proud of his service as President Spencer W. Kimball’s personal bodyguard and loved to share stories about their interactions. He served as an Elder’s Quorum President and found a lot of joy and happiness in serving others. After the passing of his wife, he served as a temple worker and missionary in the Family History Center. He poured his heart, might, mind and strength into these callings and wearied himself in the service of the Lord. He was immensely proud of his missionary grandchildren and loved to talk about their successes and growth, both personal and spiritual. Bill, together with our mother, created a beautiful family. They were unabashedly proud of their children and grandchildren. Bill would share long stories about his family with anyone that would listen. He was always willing to talk and talk and talk with others. He loved people. He was passionate about his children’s athletic endeavors and never missed any of their games. He sacrificed much to allow the interests of his children to be fulfilled. When he was healthy, there wasn’t a project he wasn’t willing to help any of us with (oftentimes at the behest of our mother) but he did it and did it cheerfully. Perhaps the most indelible impression and legacy that he left us was his undying love for our mother. He loved her with perfect love and seemingly never was able to move beyond her passing. He missed her immensely and the end of his mortal journey brings us great joy and comfort knowing how he wished, more than anything else, to be reunited with her. They are now together fulfilling the great plan of happiness. He is survived by his five children, Paul Putnam (Kim), Josh Putnam, Kourtney Vickery (Clay), Carly Warnick (Spencer), Joey Putnam (Megan), 18 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving, eternal companion and wife Kim. The family would like to express our deep gratitude for the support of loved ones. We appreciate the professional efforts of Renew Hospice and especially his personal nurse Parissa and aid Shelby. Friends and Family can gather on Saturday, February 24, 2024 for a viewing from 10:00 - 10:45 AM at the Olympus LDS Chapel located at 3070 East Nila Way (4140 South), Salt Lake City, UT 84124. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Elysian Gardens.

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Melodie Marie Weathers Holz

Jul 02, 1947 - Feb 06, 2024

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Salt Lake City, UT

Melodie Marie Weathers Holz – Tuesday February 6, 2024 It is with great sorrow that we inform all who knew and loved her that Melodie left her mortal existence on February 6, 2024. She was married to Michael David Weathers, her loving, devoted, and true partner for life. Her parents were Friedrich Heinrich and Evelyn May Soderstrom Holz. She was preceded in death by her two younger sisters, Diann and Pamela. She is survived by her husband Michael and two older siblings, sister Sharon and brother David (Cyndy). Nieces and nephews include Davin (Dawn), Annette (Mike), Ken Lindsay (Paige) Alexander, Vanessa (Zach), Sierra (Jake), Marisa, Richie (Shiena), Grant (Hali), were loved, adored, and doted on from their first breath. Then she started over with the next generation, Madison, Kyle (finally another boy), Shawnee, Maguire, Kyan, Rogan, Parker, Britney (Eliza), Maddy Mica, West and Sequoia. The third generation was equally welcomed, eight in all, bringing new laughter and playfulness to keep us young. Melodie loved each and every one of her family and always eagerly welcomed new members into the family with her infectious smile and warm greetings. She made sure they all felt like they belonged to our family. Melodie graduated from South High School and was a member of the Pep Club. She graduated cum laude from the University of Utah with a degree in Political Science and International Relations. She worked at KUED during that time. She then went on to be a social worker for the State of Utah. Next, she worked for Squibb Pharmaceutical as a sales representative for the southern Utah counties, receiving several achievement awards. She enjoyed working at Intrade, an Import/Export company, that gave her the opportunity of traveling to Japan. A subsidiary company was formed at Intrade as Anagraphic Systems, with a partnership between Bill Buchanan, Melodie Holz and David Holz, product design, promotion and marketing was with two drafting machines, Design Pro and the Ellipse Pro, both of which were promoted nationwide via every major trade shows, from Los Angeles / Long Beach, to Chicago, Indianapolis, New York City, Washington D.C., Miami, Salt lake City. Melodie became interested in real estate and obtained a Utah Real Estate License which led her to purchasing various types of real estate. Her last purchase was an historic home built in 1885. This property had become her passion, preserving and making restorations, and eventually became registered with the National and State Registries. The home was listed on the Utah Heritage Foundation House Tour in 1983. Melodie obtained her Insurance License from the Utah Insurance Division and became an independent insurance agent. She joined and was a partner in the Senior Specialist Insurance Group and chose to participate in the Medicare supplement area and Prescription Drug Plans. She became acquainted with many different insurance companies which allowed her to offer choices and the best product fit for each client. She contributed greatly to the Group, built her successful business developing a strong clientele base, gaining their trust and confidence, receiving many referrals. After twenty plus years in the business, she and Mike decided to retire and spend time traveling. Their last trip was joining friends in Mexico, during January 2020, leaving the cold weather behind. Melodie was fearless. She enjoyed adventurous activities. She went to flight school located at the Salt Lake City airport, did her training on a small Cessna, and received her pilots license to fly small aircraft. She was not hesitant to try bungee jumping and zip lining in Costa Rica. She liked to ski on the Greatest Snow on Earth – Utah of course, back when only two skis were used and wearing blue jeans were popular during Spring skiing. There was the time we spotted Robert Redford in front of us waiting in line to get on the ski lift at Park City. Most surprising was that he wasn’t very tall. No one made seeing him a big deal. Ski and let ski! Traveling was definitely something she loved to do with trips to Asia and Europe. Melodie and Mike became world travelers, enjoying every place they would visit with many trips to Europe, South America, Central America, Mexico, Asia, and from one end to the other across the United States, as well as throughout Utah. Melodie loved to entertain and opened her homes to family and friends. She exuded beauty in her persona, her surroundings, many talents, too numerus to mention, and was an avid reader. She chose Michael to be her life partner, whom we love and always learn from. They complemented each other perfectly and have set an exemplary example to follow. Our father gave Melodie her name, but our mother insisted that it be spelled with an “ie” not a “y”. Her mother did not want her to be known as a (tune), Melodie did not like the nickname Mel. That was not a problem for us. She was the middle child, number three of five. Family was important to her, demonstrated in so many ways. We were so fortunate to have her in our lives and so grateful for her generosity, support in each of our endeavors, accepting us for who we are. Our lives are now changed without her, but we have our memories with her that will live on in our hearts until we meet once again. If you had Melodie in your court, you were in good hands. Several were the recipient of her compassion and help. Melodie made many friends along the way; to know Melodie was to love her. Thank you for reading my post. Sharon, Melodie’s sister A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024, 11:00 A.M. at the Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah. Postscript: Please, just one more day -- Melodie, you threw us a sharp curve ball from when we were with you Monday evening. We were making plans to see you the next day. Then, at 8:30 A.M. Tuesday morning Mike called to say that you were no longer with us. In less than 12 hours, you chose to move on to your next journey, leaving us to ask, “couldn’t you have waited at least one more day and let us catch out breath?” But, when Melodie was determined about something, it wasn’t easy to change her mind; however, she would always listen and let you state your case, so to speak. Many times, we came to the conclusion to go along with her because not only was it easier, but she had a good track record of being right! So, here we are, individually, literally trying to catch our breath and some of us to start feeling well again. Melodie, Mike has been exceptional in guiding us every step of the way. You would be so proud of him. I’m grateful that when we were together Monday evening, I took the music box I had given you with a famous painting of an older sister and younger sister, and played it for you, then I leaned over and said “I love you,” and just to let you know by some quantum way in the universe I heard you whisper back to me, watching your lips moving, “I love you too.” That’s All Folks! Sharon

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Michael Anthony Shinneman

Jul 18, 1985 - Feb 14, 2024

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Salt Lake City, UT

"Our beloved Michael Anthony Shinneman, age 38, passed away on February 14, 2024 at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born on July 18, 1985 in Salt Lake City to Mary Jane and Michael Shinneman Sr. Michael was our beloved son, brother, cousin and friend. He was the biggest wrestling fan never missed a show. He loved watching ghost adventures and History Channel, he loved to barbecue and hang out with family and friends. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping and going to the mountains. He was a big Jazz fan and don\u0027t forget his favorite football team, The Colts. He loved music, preferably TEK9. He was very caring of his mother and overall a great person to be around. He is survived by his mother, Mary Jane Shinneman and aunt Geraldine Rodriguez; Anthony; Jermaine; Richie; Anna; Jenna; Anoria; Arron; Ander; Adrienna; Frankie; Rosa and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Shinneman Sr.; Aunt, Alice Griego; cousin, Mario Rodriguez and Grandma, Salley Fernandez. A Celebration of Life will be held on March 8, 2024 from 11:00 - 12:00 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. A luncheon will follow the service from 12:00 - 4:00 PM."

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Tork Fulton

May 15, 1968 - Feb 17, 2024

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Salt Lake City, UT

Tork Fulton passed away surrounded by family on February 17, 2024. Tork was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Arthur and Claudia Fulton of Allegan, Michigan on May 15, 1968. He was raised in Allegan and regularly spoke of his love for his hometown, his deep family history there, his friendships, and his high school sports accomplishments. At Allegan High School he was a class president, an all-conference linebacker/defensive end, and helped carry the school to a conference championship in 1985. In addition to his work on the football field, he was an accomplished powerlifter achieving a 5th in state placement for his weight class. After high school, Tork headed west where he began a career in the trucking industry. First to California for a short time, then Utah where he decided to settle. He started at Circle C Trucking as a lumper, dispatcher, and planner then moved to Dick Simon Trucking (which was eventually bought by Central Refrigerated Services and subsequently acquired by industry giant Swift Transportation). Tork’s responsibilities and roles expanded from Dispatcher, Customer Service, and Load Planning to eventually Executive Vice President at Central Refrigerated and Swift, where he grew revenue by $200 million. He was responsible for operations, sales, pricing, billing and team building for fleets up to 2,300 trucks. Highly respected in the industry as someone who operated with honesty and a no-nonsense approach, he built many friendships and connections that led him to leave Swift where he founded and ran Lone Peak Logistics, an over-the-road brokerage firm, for over five years. For a short time, he also became CEO of a small trucking company that was in need of a turnaround. He treated his countless colleagues with kindness and respect and will be missed as someone who had so much more to give. Shortly after beginning his career in Utah, he also started a family. He married his former spouse Cindy Goff in 1991 and together they had two sons: Austin and Connor Fulton. Tork was a dedicated father who enjoyed watching sports with his children, telling stories of his childhood, golfing, and taking his sons on fun weekend adventures. Austin worked his first part-time job with his father at Central Refrigerated and enjoyed seeing him in his element and sharing an important part of his life with him. Their drives to and from work together were times Austin and Tork enjoyed, particularly when Tork let him drive as he was learning. Tork built a gym in his basement where he introduced Austin to weight training. Austin enjoyed Tork’s expertise, encouragement, and quality time. Tork’s work ethic was an inspiration to Austin as he attended the University of Utah and Johns Hopkins University, and started his career in Washington, DC. Tork loved sharing one of the more important parts of his early life with Connor, sports. He coached t-ball, youth basketball, and little league baseball for which he kept a signed team baseball on his desk that remains there today. To Tork’s joy, Connor picked up football in fifth grade and played through high school. Tork never missed Connor’s football games. Of course, he always had something to say to the referees. Tork was proud of Connor’s accomplishments which included his marriage to his wife Jinger, the birth of his son Dane, in addition to his work of studying at the University of Utah to become an occupational therapist. He always ensured his children had what they needed to succeed. This included sharing many meaningful life lessons that were eagerly shared over the years. In 2010, Tork married his current wife, Donna Fulton, and they have had wonderful memories together over the last 14 years. Tork and Donna fell in love instantly and were completely inseparable from the day they met. Together they traveled to Tork’s hometown, spent time with his family, and explored the places he loved, new and familiar. Tork and Donna loved to host family get-togethers, play with their grandchildren, and be in each other’s company as much as they could. When Tork and his children were introduced to Donna’s family they were welcomed with open arms. Tork gladly took on his role as a stepfather to Donna’s children Kolbey and Keelan Ramos with love. He planned family vacations with his children and stepchildren to adventure in Michigan. Tork broadened horizons for Kolbeys career, as he is now in the transportation industry and he inspired Keelan to attend the University of Utah and pursue business and study abroad. Donna and Tork always encouraged these two families to blend, and made a home for all of their children and grandchildren to come together and love each other in. More than anything else, Tork loved being a grandpa. In 2016, Tork became a grandfather to Oliver, son of Kolbey and Rachelle Ramos and in 2019 his granddaughter Jacqueline was born. In 2023 his son Connor and his wife Jinger brought baby Dane Fulton into the world. Oliver, Jacqueline, and Dane always enjoyed visits to see their grandpa. Dane loved playing with his grandfather's beard and seeing him make silly faces. Oliver and Jacqueline would often sit and read books with their grandfather and laugh. Tork was most himself when spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Donna Fulton, his sons Austin and Connor Fulton, his grandson Dane Fulton, his stepchildren Kolbey Ramos and Keelan Ramos, his grandchildren Oliver and Jaqueline Ramos, his mother Claudia Stroud, his stepmother Paula Fulton, his siblings Shannon Gifford and Chad Fulton, and many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, February 23, 2024 at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. There will be a visitation from 9:00 to 10:00 am, prior to the services. Interment will be at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, Utah. For those unable to attend, services will be streamed via Zoom. Please click on the watch services link above.

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Sharen Dayton

Feb 04, 1937 - Feb 15, 2024

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Salt Lake City, UT

Sharen passed away peacefully at home on February 15, 2024. She was born on February 4, 1937 in Salt Lake City to Keaton B. and Grace Gerwien Dayton. She married her husband Tom on April 6, 1985. They shared 38 wonderful years together traveling the country from Maine to Hawaii. She especially loved our annual trips to St. George to see the plays at Tuacahn. Sharen was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in many capacities including teaching seminary to the Lamanites and serving as Young Women’s president while living in Canada. She was also the Kimball Ward librarian for 20 years. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Lynn Dayton. She is survived by her husband Tom and by her children Michael Daimaru of South Salt Lake City, UT, Blaine Daimaru (Elaine) of Sandy, UT, Lorna Paul of Benton, Arkansas, Amy Dick of Taylorsville, UT, and David Dick of South Salt Lake City, UT, her sister, Barbara Moore of Chandler, AZ, 12 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 23, 2024 at the Kimball Ward, 2280 South 300 East in South Salt Lake. A viewing will be held at the same location Thursday night from 6:00-8:00 p.m. as well as on Friday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Funeral Arrangements provided by Larkin Mortuary, 260 E S Temple St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.

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Thomas Kent Hollberg

Oct 09, 1943 - Feb 17, 2024

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Salt Lake City, UT

Thomas Kent Hollberg was born to Dorothy Morgan and Ronald Jack Hollberg on October 9, 1943, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Tom passed away peacefully surrounded by family at home on February 17, 2024. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Ron and Bob, sister, Joyce, and stepson David Chatelain. Tom is survived by Barbara Thurgood, his partner of 36 years; sister, Judy Hollberg (Ali); daughter, Heidi Barker (Howard), grandchildren, Gretchen Lopez (Armando), Max, Sofia Kate; son, John Hollberg (Alissa), grandchildren, Abigail Hatfield (Mike), Jack Hollberg (Meg), Sarah, Nate; son, TK Hollberg (Echo), grandchildren, Gabriel, Porter, Ryan, Vivian; stepson, Clinton Thurgood (Brooke), grandchildren, Andrew Heugly (Laken), Alexa, Cailin, Beck; the Chatelain stepchildren, Mike (Lisa), grandchild Alex; Steve; Jeff, grandchildren Parker (Ashley), Chase, Jack; Jenny Gillespie (Robert), grandchild Rob; Jim Chatelain (Heather), grandchildren Nathan, Spencer. Tom married Kristen Smith in 1965 and they resided on Gilmer Drive in Salt Lake City. In 1974, Tom married Sharon Jensen and they resided on Harvard Avenue. In 1988 Tom met Barbara Thurgood and there began an amazing 36-year journey. As partners, they developed a relationship that built and supported the other. Barb lovingly referred to Tom as Tommy, which emulated a youthful love affair. Barb was the love and light of Tommy’s life. Tom and Barb loved road trips to Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, their condo in St George, and even Mount Rushmore. One of their most memorable trips was to Hawaii where Tom was able to see Pearl Harbor and relax by the ocean watching sea turtles in Maui. Barb never stopped supporting Tom, even when his health made it really hard. She was the one who carried the heavy burden, but never complained. Barb was always there with a smile, great attitude, and willingness to do whatever would make Tommy happy. They were better together than they were apart. Barb was Tom’s angel and Tom was her man. It was the relationship of their lifetime! Tom genuinely cared for so many people in many unique relationships. He loved his large family and was always interested in learning anything he could about his ancestors. He was always concerned about the one person that wasn’t included in the family until the end. Tom cherished his Morgan Cousins and their parties. He also loved his classmates of 1962 and never stopped proclaiming “East High Will Never Die!” What made Tom most memorable was his commitment to serve others. He was the one that so many called when their water heater went out, the garage door was broken, or the leaky faucet wouldn’t stop leaking. He was the guy to whom people referred when they said, “I know a guy!” Tom was a skilled craftsman who built many beautiful pieces of furniture, remodeled homes, and left his recognizable style in many Utah neighborhoods. He developed a stained glass hobby later in life and created stunning pieces that he enjoyed giving to loved ones. Tom was proud to be the church girls’ softball and basketball coach, the baseball coach to dozens of neighborhood boys, but what put Tom on the map was his dedication to the rising generation as an employer. Tom was an entrepreneur who owned gas stations, including Tom’s U-Serve, car washes, and eventually three Baskin-Robbins stores where he employed a generation of youth, many of whom are today’s leaders in our communities. Tom taught them how to be responsible, work hard, and be on time. One employee wrote this note when he heard of Tom’s passing: "I will never forget my first job interview with Tom at age 13. When I was hired, he taught me how to work, how to count money, how to be responsible and the list goes on. There was one lesson he taught me that changed my life. Due to poor judgment on my part, Tom showed me grace that only Jesus could extend." Tom wanted his employees to be better when they left Baskin-Robbins than when they started. He taught that a job worth doing is worth doing well. He invested in their lives with life skills that ultimately shaped a generation of Highland High and East High kids. These kids are now attorneys, small business owners, large business owners, physicians, civic leaders, moms, dads, coaches and the list goes on. Tom became an extraordinary person following a humble start. Despite life’s challenges, he made a better life for so many with simple, genuine service. He loved people and they in turn became better versions of themselves due to interactions with Tom. Tom was known for his 24th of July Fireworks show - featuring fireworks from Evanston – EPIC! Then he took it to another level with free Baskin-Robbins ice cream for those in attendance. He was a patriot who loved the flag, police, nurses, and America. He flew the flag at each of his homes and was proud that he knew all the words to the Star-Spangled Banner. Tom built his dream cabin in Wanship, Utah where it later became the spot for family gatherings and reunions. It was the place where people came to renew old relationships and catch up with loved ones when life started moving too fast. The cabin had a way of slowing it all down and had the fragrance of peace and beauty. Anyone who knew Tom would agree that he was the essence of generosity. He was the guy who would give you the shirt off his back. Always too much for birthdays and Christmas. He was not a rich man by worldly standards, but his life created a richness that cannot be purchased for those he trained at the stores or taught his craftsman skills. Those who knew Tom are better for it and they have in turn made an immeasurable impact on humanity. Tom will be missed by many, but his story and influence is alive in those who knew him, worked for him, and loved him. A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 23rd, 2024 at 12 noon at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E South Temple, SLC UT. Friends and family may gather at Larkin Mortuary on Thursday, February 22nd, 2024 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm and on Friday from 10:30 - 11:30 am prior to the service. Interment at Salt Lake City Cemetery. The service will be available to watch online through Zoom using the “Watch Service” button above.

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Melanie Priskos

Dec 19, 1966 - Feb 17, 2024

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Salt Lake City, UT

Melanie Priskos, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend tragically passed away February 17, 2024 at the age of 57 after a battle with lung cancer. Melanie was born December 19, 1966 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Tula Prantzikos and Chris Priskos. Her parents made the journey to America from Greece while pregnant with her. Melanie graduated from cosmetology school in the early 90’s and was a hairdresser until the birth of her daughter Demetria in 2005. She loved being a mom more than anything and was an amazing mother and friend to Deme and couldn’t be more proud of her. Like her siblings, she also formerly worked at the family restaurant, The Royal Eatery. She had a wide variety of hobbies including gardening, flipping furniture, and arts and crafts. Her sense of humor, generosity, innovation, strength, love, and encouragement will be missed. Melanie is survived by her daughter Demetria Johnson, her mother Tula Priskos, her brother Deno Priskos, her sister Stephanie Priskos (Destry Woozley), many nieces, nephews, and cousins, her ex-husband David Johnson, and her dog Charles. She was preceded in death by her father Chris Priskos, her brother Vasillios Priskos, and her nephew Jorge Kaltakis. A viewing will be held on Friday, February 23, 2024 from 6-8 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Memorial. Trisagion service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday February 24, 2024 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Interment will take place at Mount Olivet Cemetery. “Precious jewel, you glow, you shine, reflecting all the good things in the world.” -Maya Angelou

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Vickie Lynn Spencer

Jan 13, 1949 - Feb 12, 2024

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Salt Lake City, UT

Our sweet and loving Mom and Grandma, Vickie Lynn Spencer, sadly passed away on February 12, 2024, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Vickie suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, and she's bravely fought to overcome it for the past three years. Vickie was born on January 13, 1949, in Spanish Fork, Utah, to Barbara L. Tovell and Shirley E. Schwartz. After her parents died at an early age, Vickie went to live with her aunt and uncle; Eleene and Dorman Seely along with their children: Sharon Haskell, Steven Seely, and Kent Seely. Vickie was an energetic young girl, she attended school in Payson, Utah, where she grew up. As a high school student, she excelled academically, was a dance club member, and was a cheerleader for the Payson Lions, she always loved dancing and sports. Vickie’s career path was in the food-service industry, where she was able to talk and laugh with everyone and make numerous friends. She worked at American Legion Post 112 in Salt Lake City for several years. In her time there she became close friends with many veterans and their wives. Her work ethic and welcoming, happy personality made her a valued employee at each of her places of employment. Vickie's grandchildren were her heart and the absolute center of her life. She loved them fully and unconditionally. Vickie loved the outdoors: fishing, camping, and shooting clay pigeons, along with long drives through Payson Canyon and Salem Pond lights at Christmas. During the past three years, as she has struggled to recover from a severe brain injury, many of those school and work friends have made personal visits or sent cards and letters giving her encouragement and reminding her of the significant impact she had in their lives. During her short time in hospice care at her daughter's home, she was visited by several of the caregivers from her rehabilitation center. They expressed love for her and had a great admiration for the determination she had as she fought to recover. Her vivacious personality, wonderful laugh, and radiant smile will remain in our minds and hearts forever. Vickie is survived by her two children, Todd (Randilee) Spencer, Payson; Michelle (Rick) Silva, Salt Lake City; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and her two sisters, Melanie (Glenn) Miller, Fort Collins, CO; Debbie (Blair) Kerby, Payson. She was preceded in death by her parents (Shirley and Barbara Schwartz) and her aunt and uncle (Eleene and Dorman Seeley) Funeral Services will be on Friday, March 1, 2024, at 11:00 AM at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Millcreek, Utah. Guests are encouraged to use parking and entrance located on the north side of the building. Following the Service, Victoria will be laid to rest at the Payson City Cemetery, 400 North 800 East, Payson, Utah. (Approximately between 1:15 and 1:30) The family expresses appreciation and gratitude for the kind and loving care given to their Mom over the last three years by the many doctors, nurses, aids and staff members.

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