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Karen Lewis

Apr 25, 1958 - Nov 29, 2023

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Salt Lake City, UT

Karen entered this world on April 25th, 1958, and stepped back into Heaven on November 29, 2023. Her parents, Alvin Graehl and Marilyn Rasmussen cherished their beautiful baby girl. She became a loving mother, sister, daughter, friend and daughter of God. She grew up in a happy family with seven kids and went to Bella Vista, Butler Junior High and graduated from Brighton High School in 1976. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served a mission from 19...Read More

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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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Sandra Peck

Jul 12, 1949 - Feb 14, 2024

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Salt Lake City, UT

Sandra “Sandie” Peck, our beloved earthly angel of a sister, aunt, grand aunt, great aunt, and friend passed away on February 14, 2024, at the age of 74. Sandie was born on July 12, 1949, in Shelley, Idaho, to Howard and May Peck. She graduated from Minico High School in 1967, Ricks College with her associate’s in 1969, Brigham Young University with her Bachelor of Education in 1971 and University of Utah with her Master of Education in 1986. In her younger years, Sandie was an avid skier and service missionary, and adored fashion, jewelry and vibrant colors. She enjoyed time working at Mervyn’s department store, especially in the jewelry department. Her signature vanilla scent, love of Dr. Pepper and love of yellow will always be a reminder of Sandie’s presence that will be forever missed. To know Sandie was to know selfless love — a love she had for anyone that needed a friend or a helping hand. As a mother figure to her siblings, 20 nieces and nephews and close to 30 grand nieces and nephews, Sandie also shared her love with her elementary students. Sandie taught elementary school for 50 years, and kept in contact with many of her students as a support into adulthood. Sandie gave years of her life serving children in her church callings as well. She never forgot a birthday and never let her loved ones leave without a meal, a new outfit or a little extra cash. She always attended graduations, weddings, recitals, plays, etc. for her family and never left without sharing how proud she was to see you succeed. In her later years, Sandie had the opportunity of having two of her grand nieces as her focal point. Her immense love and adoration for them will be felt for generations. Sandie was the embodiment of Christlike love and true devotion to God. Her passion for life and love of all of God’s children will always be in our hearts. Sandie is preceded in death by her parents, Howard and May Peck. She is survived by her siblings and their families: Karl (Stella) Peck, Peggy (Terry) Knopp, Celia Parks, Phyllis (Clyde) Miller and Dorothea (Richard) Hodson. Her viewing will be on Friday, February 23, from 6–8:30 PM at Starks Funeral Parlor at 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, Utah. Guests are encouraged to use parking and entrance located on the north side of the building. Graveside services will be on Saturday, February 24, at noon at the Shelley Cemetery (AKA Hillcrest Cemetery) in Shelley, Idaho, where she will be laid to rest with her parents. Flowers may be sent to Starks Funeral Parlor at 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Utilia (Tillie) Marie Fernandez

Sep 19, 1933 - Feb 18, 2024

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Salt Lake City, UT

"Our beloved mother, grandmother \u0026amp; friend Utilia (Tillie) Marie Fernandez passed away while surrounded by her loving family on February 18th 2024. Tillie was born on September 19th 1933 in El Rito, New Mexico to Agapito and Juanita Archuleta. Married John Anthony Fernandez and together they raised 5 children. Tillie was a devout Catholic and taught CCD for 25 years at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church preparing students to receive Holy Communion. She provided endless hours of service to her church. She taught us integrity, work ethic \u0026amp; the importance of faith and family. She worked at Western Foods as an Event Manager for over 35 years. Tillie was a wonderful cook, who not only nourished bodies but also warmed hearts. With each dish crafted, the aroma of love and generosity filled the air. She made the best salsa, tortillas and fried potatoes. Her door was always open, welcoming all with open arms and ensuring no soul departed with an empty stomach. Her family \u0026amp; friends looked forward to her annual Christmas Eve dinner and going to Midnight Mass. Our beloved mother was a woman of grace and style. She cherished the simple pleasures of life, finding joy in the little things like getting her hair and nails done. She had a knack for always looking impeccable, with her favorite red lipstick shade and matching earrings completing her ensemble. She is survived by her daughters and son Jeanette Coburn, Juanita (Bill) Meske, Larry (Joyce) Fernandez as well as 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren \u0026amp; 2 great great grandchildren. Also survived by sister Sara Newman. Preceded in death by her parents and loving husband John and two sons Jay \u0026amp; Anthony, foster son Elmer and granddaughter Alyssa. Brothers, Ronald \u0026amp; Joe and sisters Virginia \u0026amp; Susie. A viewing will be held on Friday, February 23rd from 6:00-8:00 PM with prayer of the Rosary at 7:00 PM at Neil O\u0027Donnell Funeral Home, 372 East 100 South Salt Lake City. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Saturday, February 24th at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church 715 West 300 North Salt Lake City. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family would like to give special thanks for the wonderful care given by Legacy House of Park Lane, and the touching Hospice care by Ovation, Jenn, Courtney,Tiffany \u0026amp; Anna and personalized care from her granddaughter Tracy and great-granddaughter Hailey. Their services were priceless in the loving attention given to Tillie and assistance to her family. In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity."

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Debbie Ann Jensen Miranda

Oct 27, 1956 - Feb 16, 2024

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Salt Lake City, UT

"DEBBIE ANN JENSEN MIRANDA Debbie Miranda 67 years young of Salt Lake City passed away on February 16, 2024. She was born October 27, 1956, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Benny Deloyd Jensen and Carol Lingwall Jensen. It\u0027s never easy to say, \u0026quot;See you later to those we love.\u0026quot; However, we are comfortable in knowing this is what she wanted, and she was comfortable in moving on to the next adventure. Also, she is no longer suffering from chronic pain due to Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. She endured this personal disease for approximately 45 years, the worst of it being the last 10 years. This was something she did not share with family and friends, other than her mother. Debbie knew people from all over the world. Most from working in the medical device industry, where she started on the assembly line in 1975 and worked up to Director of Regulatory \u0026amp; Quality. For the last 4.5 years, she worked at a credit card company in Watertown, South Dakota, then due to the progression of the disease finally retiring early in 2019. In 2021, she moved back to Utah to be with family and eventually went on hospice. She had an unconditional love of dogs and hiking, snowshoe, and mountain biking She worked and lived in Utah, Northern California, and her favorite place was Clear Lake South Dakota. She made good friends with the Anderson and Kluckman family, who were her family away from her blood family. She lived on a 21 acre hobby farm when she was no longer able to keep it up she sold it and moved 2 miles up the road to a small 3 acre place in the middle of a cow field. She loved the people there and living rural with no neighbors. She is survived by... Mother Carol Jensen brothers Brad and Stan Jensen. Her niece Brooke, husband Devon Stark, her children Brynn, Jack and Rowen Those preceded her in death, her father, Benny Jensen, her only child Ty Lamar Hutchins, his father Greg Hutchins, and many family and friends. We would like to thank the Anderson family in Clear Lake SD for their constant love and support, Alyssa Rhody for her friendship, and being her personal caregiver in Clear Lake. A huge thank you goes to Inspiration Hospice, Shanley Morgan, Heather McCullough and all others that took such good and loving care of her. In lieu of flowers she asked that you support the non kill animal rescue in Cottonwood Arizona called Pets Return Home run by Mark."

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Bartley Barnes Green

Aug 09, 1958 - Feb 15, 2024

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"Bartley (Bart) Barnes Green, 65, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, February 15, 2024, from kidney failure. Bart was born to Junior D. and Martell Barnes Green on August 9, 1958 in Ogden, Utah. He grew up on the family farm in Layton, Utah. As a child, he formed a close relationship with his grandmother, Aunt Von, and spent much of his childhood at her house (later his house) on Angel Street. Growing up, Bart attended schools in Davis County and graduated from Layton High School. After high school, he served an LDS mission in the England London Mission. He loved the people he met and served and spoke fondly of the experiences he had while on his mission. Bart married Sarah (Suzy) Ann Zitting. While married, they were blessed with two children. Bart and Suzy divorced when their children were very young. Bart later met his companion and best friend, Carl Newey. They spent 33 years by each other’s side. Bart loved music from a young age and was very musically talented. He played the organ and found great pleasure and solace in playing. Bart was called to various LDS church music positions, including ward music director, ward chorister, and ward organist. He was the LDS ward chorister and the organist for the Glory to God Old Catholic Church at the time of his death. Bart was a gifted florist and shared his talent with many over the years. He made his passion his career when he opened his business, Green’s Floral. Bart had a way of capturing a person’s personality and interests in his arrangements, which is in part what made his work so beautiful. But, the time and attention he invested in each piece he created is what made his work perfect. Bart built a loyal customer base over the years, and he loved his customers like they were family. Bart bonded with many people throughout his life. He had a way of building community and close friendships everywhere he went. His children often joked with him that he was the Relief Society President because he was constantly calling to check on a friend, running a meal or treat to a neighbor, or offering his time to serve a person in need. There was rarely an instance when he was out that he did not run into someone he knew and get delayed because he needed to catch up with his “good friend”. Bart loved and cherished his family. He spoke of his parents’ influence in his life and love for him up until his last day on earth. He loved the time he had with his sisters. He looked up to them and appreciated their love and service to him. Bart was always in the know of what was happening in his nieces and nephews’ lives. He often called his children to check up on them and always wanted an update on the grandkids. He loved being a grandpa and took any opportunity he had to give the grandkids a bag full of candy and a $2 bill every Easter and Christmas. Bart is survived by his lifelong friend, Carl Newey; his children, Chris Green and Ann Green-Barton (Scott); his grandchildren, Scott Mitchell Barton, Derringer Bruce Green, Anniston Kate Barton, and Adrienne Kaye Barton; his sisters, Norma Cox (Bud) and Sue Flinders; his nieces and nephew; and his great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. A viewing will be held on Friday, February 23, 2024, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Premier Funeral Services (5335 S 1950 W, Roy, UT 84067). Friends will be able to visit with the family prior to funeral services on Saturday, February 24, 2024, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the LDS Washington Terrace East Stake Center (4760 S 200 E, Washington Terrace, UT 84405). Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. Interment at the Ogden City Cemetery."

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Frank L. Nelson

Aug 11, 1948 - Feb 13, 2024

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Salt Lake City, UT

"Frank L. Nelson (1948-2024) died at the Meadow Peak Memory Care Facility in Salt Lake City on February 13, 2024. Frank was truly one of a kind. He was brilliant, caring, generous, and thoughtful, and had an extraordinary sense of humor. He had an insatiable appetite for knowledge and was a voracious reader. He was a truth seeker, saying what he truly thought, sometimes with a filter, sometimes not. He was fiercely independent but loved being around family and friends. He sometimes had a brusque demeanor, but he also had the softest heart in the family. He had an adventurous spirit and loved to ski powder, play golf, hike in the Wasatch Mountains, and backpack in the High Uintas and in the Wind River Wilderness. Frank was born in Sioux City, Iowa on August 11, 1948 to Helen and Franklin Nelson. He attended East High School in Sioux City, where he was a gifted basketball player. He later played Division 1 basketball at the University of Iowa, graduating with a double major in anthropology and history. After graduation, he hitch-hiked throughout the United States and ended up in Wenatchee Washington, where he learned the art of tree pruning. In 1977, he moved to Salt Lake City where he was a master pruner for over 40 years, with loyal clients throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Two years ago, Frank had a tragic fall from a pruning ladder and suffered traumatic injuries. Even with those challenges, he maintained his sense of humor and his independent spirit. He is survived by his sister Abby Fiat (Jerry Fiat), brother Craig Nelson, niece Jessie Fiat (Drew vonLintel), nephew Kyle Fiat (Dena Fiat), and grand nephews/nieces (Tatum, Oliver, Vonn, Ryan). Many thanks to the doctors, nurses, aides, and staff at St. Mark’s Hospital, Olympus Clinic, Cottonwood Creek Assisted Living, Meadow Peak Memory Care, David Smith Family Dentistry, and Inspiration Hospice, and to friends and family who have all been such an amazing support to Frank over these past 2 years and throughout his life. Frank will be deeply missed. In remembrance of Frank, please consider donating to Tree Utah or enjoy a walk in the wild. As Edward Abbey wrote, “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit”."

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