We have collected obituaries for many of our deceased classmates.
If anyone can lead us to an additional obituary, please send it to Jim Backman at email@example.com. It is sobering to reflect on the lives of our deceased classmates as we celebrate our 60th class reunion. You will be impressed with the range of contributions illustrated in the life stories included here.
Wallace Terry Anderson
Wallace Terry Anderson, 52, special son, brother and uncle, died in his sleep, January 28, 1997.
Born July 12, 1944 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Wallace F. and Maranda R. Anderson. Most of his life was spent as a carpenter and a chef. He was so talented at cooking that family parties were an exquisite gourmet experience. Terry's love of the mountains made the four years working in Alaska, a dream-come-true, especially when he was catching those 50 lb. salmon.
Survived by mother, sisters: Sally A. (Tom) Bowen; Peggy (Don) Swenson, and numerous nieces, and nephews. Preceded in death by his father and a sister. Morgen and Merin will always have a huge spot in their hearts for their uncle!
In lieu of a service, friends and relatives may join us in a informal Remembrance Tuesday, February 4th, 1997, 1-2 p.m., at the Monument Park Ward House, 1005 South 2000 East.
Donna Sue Baker Smith
(1944 - 2021) Holladay, Utah, passed away June 8, 2021 of complications from kidney failure. She was born February 9, 1944 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Donna Virtue Sessions and Keith William Baker. They divorced when she was seven years old. She had one brother, Kent Whitney Baker. They were raised by their grandmother, Erma Wetzel Sessions Fisher for all but a couple of years. She attended Uintah Elementary School, Roosevelt Jr. High, and East High School. Sue continued her schooling in the education department at the University of Utah. She was involved in Lambda Delta Sigma, Sigma Chapter, the Church fraternity on campus and then started the Gamma Chapter. The Gamma Presidency won the Quartet Festival, as they all loved to sing. In 1967 Sue moved to Provo, Utah to help her friend, Barbara Richards, who had been paralyzed in a car accident. When Sue moved to Provo, she transferred to Brigham Young University where she completed her schooling graduating cum laude in elementary education. As a devoted friend, she spent the next 23 years caring for Barbara, while continuing with her career as an elementary school teacher. She touched countless lives of young children as she taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders at Sego Lily Elementary, Sandburg Elementary, William Penn Elementary, Hunter Elementary, and Morningside Elementary in Holladay, where she retired from teaching after 30 years.
In 1988 Sue met the love of her life Stephen Petersen Smith, via his mother, LaVon Petersen Smith, and they married in the Salt Lake Temple on November 18, 1988. Stephen's father, Carlos Smith II, had passed away the year before they met. She inherited 5 children when she married, four boys and one girl. She was later blessed with 15 grandchildren, who were her pride and joy. Sue was very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints volunteering in teaching and leadership positions. She had opportunities to serve in many callings including Spiritual Living, Gospel Doctrine, Relief Society President, Stake Primary President, Primary Music Director, Compassionate Service, Provident Living, and Ministering Angel. She loved to serve! In 2010 Sue and Steve served a mission together in Cody, Wyoming at the Cody Murals Visitor Center. They enjoyed every minute of it, especially the people they served with and met. Following their mission to Cody they served two missions in the LDS Church Locator, and another mission in the Church Conference Center as tour guides. Sue loved reading, counted cross-stitching, knitting yarn hats for the Humanitarian Center, swimming, tennis, golf, oil painting, sewing, writing poetry for family and friends, putting puzzles together, and doing all kinds of crafts with and for her grandchildren. She loved to travel with her husband and enjoyed places like Hawaii; Cayman Islands; Richfield, Utah; McCall, Idaho; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; and St. George, Utah. In 2011 Sue contracted E. coli that went septic and took her kidneys. Eight years later she started dialysis, which resulted in many health problems she battled throughout the rest of her life. She is preceded in death by her mother, Donna Virtue Sessions, and her father, Keith William Baker. She is survived by her husband, Stephen Petersen Smith, brother Kent Whitney Baker (Barbie), children Mark Stephen Smith (Kristine), Shane Oviatt Smith (Natalie), John Hyrum Smith (Tricia), David Earl Smith (Trisha), Stephanie, and 15 grandchildren.
May 1944 ~ January 2018
Taylorsville, UT-Roy Gordon Baran, much loved husband of Carolyn Davies Baran passed away at home on 27 January 2018 due to complications of congestive heart failure. He was born on 23 May 1944 in Standardville, Utah to Stanley Gordon Baran and Laura Elizabeth Skinner, his siblings were Karien, Stan and Harvey, all who have passed on before him. Roy grew up in Salt Lake City and graduated from East High School.
He married Carolyn Viola Davies on 04 August 1966 in the Logan LDS Temple. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in the spring of 1966, during the Vietnam War era. In the 10 days between basic and advanced training, he returned to marry Carolyn before being deployed to France and then Germany. Carolyn was able to join him eight months later in Germany where they finally began their life together. After returning from Europe he enrolled at the University of Utah and received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. Roy finished his career and retired from the Utah State Department of environmental Quality, having worked until he was 71 years old.
Roy was a boy's man and served many years in the Scouting program, twice as a Scoutmaster, and most every other position in the local BSA units. The boys liked him because he never really grew up and could relate to them with his camping skills, cheerful disposition, knowledge, and seemingly endless string of silly jokes, puns and stories. He faithfully fulfilled whatever calling he was asked to do. He had an abiding testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ and wanted to serve Him wherever and whenever he could.
Roy was not a materialistic man; his identity came through those he loved: Carolyn, his devoted wife of 51 years, his beloved children Quinton and Emily Baran, Christa and Scott Neves, Brenda and Daniel Sampsel, Wes Baran, Leigh and Jake Christensen, and Julianne Baran, grandchildren Corwin, Luke, Alex, Emeline and Mark Baran; Liam, Thomas, Daniel and Spencer Neves; Brendan and Katie Sampsel; Wyatt and Sydney Christensen; in-laws Barbara and David Horne, Anne Reading (Jack) and Keith Davies (Nola) and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
He loved and served his family faithfully, cheerfully and without complaint. He was so patient with us all.
To all who cared for him, the team at the Heart Failure Clinic, CPAS, the Heart Rhythm Clinic, and those who attended him in the Heart and Lung hospital at IMC, a heartfelt thank you.
To honor Roy, please give your family a hug and tell them you love them, encourage a boy, take a kayak out onto a lake, hike a mountain trail or make a donation to a worthy cause.
The sorrow of his loss is softened as we contemplate the joyous reunion that is now taking place among those who have long awaited his return. We are all better for having had Roy Baran among us.
Judith Kathleen Barrus
Kathleen Barrus, age 59, passed away September 22, 2003 in Salt Lake City after a long illness.
Judie was born August 2, 1944 in San Francisco, California to Inez and Frank Barrus. She was the oldest of five children. She graduated from the University of Utah with B.A. and M.A. degrees and worked for the State of Utah for 30 years. She retired as an Associate Director for the State of Utah Office of Family Support.
She was an accomplished musician playing the marimba and xylophone. She brought joy to many with her talent and national acclaim winning the Ted Mack Amateur Hour competition in New York. At age 12 she won a trip to Disneyland to perform on the Mickey Mouse Club Television Show. She later performed for years with numerous local dance bands and with the Utah Symphony. She traveled extensively throughout the world making friends wherever she went. Judie was especially fond of her dogs that were the light in her life.
Judie was preceded in death by her parents and her brother-in-law Michael Aldrich. She is survived by brothers Gary (Irene) Barrus, Robbie Barrus, sisters Debbie Aldrich and Becka (Stan) Pace, along with many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003 at 11:30 a.m. in the Midvale City Cemetery. Friends may honor Judie by making a contribution to the Utah Humane Society.
Allen Ross Bayles May 3, 2007
Allen Ross Bayles, 62, died on May 3, 2007 at his residence in Salt Lake City. Allen was born on July 19, 1944 in Moab, Utah to Wesley Lyman and Zephia Ross Bayles. He was an always loving husband, father and friend. He is survived by his children: David, Lisa, Cassandra, and Lonnie; two siblings: Evysue Hudson and Wesley O. Bayles; five grand-children; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends who will all greatly miss him.
He was preceded in death by his father and dear mother. A viewing will be held for friends and family, May 9th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lake Hills Mortuary and Cemetery, 10055 S. State Street, Sandy, Utah. A graveside service will be held on Thurs., May 10, 2007 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family may be contacted through Lake Hills for other arrangements.
Henk J. Bekker
July 26, 1944 - April 11, 2016
Hinderikus Wilhelm Johann Bekker passed away, surrounded by his wife, children and other loved ones, on April 11, 2016, at University of Utah Medical Center.
He was born July 26, 1944, in Rotterdam, Holland, to Jakomina Venema and Wilhelm Johann Bekker. At the age of 8, he immigrated to the United States with his parents, older sister and younger brother. They relocated to Salt Lake City, Utah, and he spend most of his childhood there. Henk was able to move to California as a young man and became a graduate of UC-Berkeley. He was also privileged to return to Holland as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Henk eventually moved to Idaho, and after a whirlwind courtship, married his soulmate, Carol Rich, on July 18, 1986, in the Logan, Utah, LDS Temple. Together with his three children, Dotti, Justin and Kevin, and her son Ryan, they became a family and moved to Cache Valley. In 1987 the couple happily added another son, Tyson, to round out the bunch. Henk will be very sorely missed, but the memories he left behind are rich and plentiful. Everyone has a funny story about him, and he was a friend to many. His legacy of love, example of how to be a good husband and father, and his devotion to his Heavenly Father will always be remembered. He is survived by his wife Carol, daughter Dotti (Ben), sons Justin (Janae), Kevin, Ryan (Chantiel), and Tyson, sister Truus (Fritz), brother Johann and 13 grandchildren. Henk's family would like to thank all of the first responders and medical staff who helped to assist him and make him comfortable in his final days. A special thanks to Nicole Milne, Henk's niece, for being a calm and steady presence for everyone during the most trying moments, University of Utah Medical Center for his excellent care while in ICU, and to Nyman Funeral Home for helping to navigate this tough time.
Dawn Marie Black Keating
died on January 5, 2014 in Pullman, WA after a long fight against Frontal Temporal Dementia. Dawn was born to Conche and Bert Black, on June 10, 1944, in Riverside, CA. Dawn lived the majority of her childhood and young adulthood in Salt Lake City, graduating from East High School and the University of Utah with a B.A English and History. She married Richard Keating in 1968. They were later divorced. Dawn lived in Chicago, IL for 35 years. She loved the Old Town area of Chicago and was active in local art festivals and community organizations. Dawn loved to travel and one of her best memories was of her trip to China and Russia via the Orient Express. She enjoyed attending the Chicago Opera and other cultural events available in a metropolitan setting. Dawn was the owner of D.B. Keating Inc. specializing in marketing and public relations. In 2010 Dawn moved to Moscow, Idaho to be closer to her sister Ann. Although she loved spending time with her sister she never quite bought into the rural lifestyle. Chicago was in her heart always. Throughout her life Dawn has always been the epitome of strength. Her independent nature has always shined and was never more evident than when she faced her illness head on. Her mantra was "It is what it is" and she moved forward with the hand she was dealt. Everyone that crossed Dawn's path in life has been touched by her strength and will carry it with them long into the future. Dawn was preceded in death by both her parents. Dawn is survived by her brother, Doug and wife Pat Black, her sister Ann Black, nieces Beth Black Hansman (Matt), Megan Black Hyers (Mike), cousin Frances Amos and three grandnieces and one grandnephew. A graveside service will be held in Salt Lake City this spring. In lieu of flowers the family encourages those who cared about Dawn to take a friend to lunch and enjoy each other's company. Dawn, you will be missed on this earth but may you now enjoy all of your fond memories and watch the boats on Lake Michigan with your dog Thistle at your side.
Harriet Black Thrasher
March 6, 1944 - November 18, 2021
Harriet Ruth Thrasher, age 77 of Bend, passed away onNovember 18, 2021. She was born to the late Lt. Col. Raymond D. and Ruth Black, in East Orange, New Jersey. Harriet retired from Williams Bakery and enjoyed planting flowers, reading, and spending time with family. Harriet was preceded in death by her oldest son, Michael Mannix. She is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Norman Thrasher, the father of her sons Robert (Karen) Mannix, her sons David (Trisha), Kenneth (Jennifer), grandchildren Mikayla, Alyssa,Mackenzie, Tyler, Luke and Dean, herbrother Stephen (Christine) Black and two nieces, Stephanie and Marielle.
Susan Leona Boone Lane June 9, 2010
Published: Monday, June 14, 2010 12:26 PM MDT
Funeral services for Susan Leona Lane, 65, of Gillette will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Allen Street in Gillette with Bishop John Kertesz officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Walker Funeral Home Chapel.
Mrs. Lane died Sunday, June 6, 2010, at her home of cancer. She was born Oct. 26, 1944, to Daniel R. and Beverly (Burnett) Boone in Lamar, Colo.
As a young girl, she moved with her family to Salt Lake City and attended East High School,graduating in 1963.
She met and married Larry Lane, the love of her life, and the couple moved to Gillette the same year. She was employed as secretary for URS in Gillette for numerous years and worked there until the time of her death.
Sue is a very devout member of the LDS faith and was sealed to her partner for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple. She especially enjoyed her primary children and spending time with missionaries in the field. She had many interests and enjoyed outdoor activities such as hunting, camping and fishing. She was passionate about photography and loved to photograph the Lords many natural beauties. She loved to vacation in Hawaii and also loved spending time with her family and friends.
Mrs. Lane is survived by her husband; children and stepchildren, Neil Inscore of Tooele, Utah, Larry Lane Jr. of Gillette, Tammy Pearson of Kearns, Utah, Nikki Valenzuela of Tooele, Tina Orr of Las Vegas, Lisa Gaer of Tooele, Paula Merchen, Shelly Lane, Tina Cain, Tammy Eldridge and Sindi Dorough, all of Gillette, and Cherie Haire of Oak Hills, Calif.; sisters, Becky Layton of Norman, Okla., and Deborah Parryof Olney, Md.; brothers, David Boone and Daniel Boone, both of Salt Lake City; 45 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial has been established in her name to benefit Campbell County Memorial Hospital Oncology Department or Pioneer Manor Nursing
Judy Lynn Brockbank Beesley, 29, daughter of Utah State Sen. Hughes Brockbank, died Tuesday in a Sacramento, Calif. Hospital after a brief illness.
Born in Salt Lake City on Feb. 12, 1944, to Hughes and Fawn Jones Brockbank, she married Dr. David Beesley in May of 1966.
Before moving to Roseville, Mrs. Beesley had been a student at the University of Utah and was a charter member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, U. of U. chapter.
She recently had been appointed a member of the Roseville City Transportation Commission.
Mrs. Beesley was also an avid tennis player, having recently won a championship sponsored by the Roseville Parks and Recreation program.
She is survived by her husband, a son Peter Michael, and daughter Sarah, all of Roseville; her parents of Salt Lake City; two brothers and a sister, Gary H., Mrs. John W. (Bonnie) Huish, both Salt Lake City; Norman L., of Oakland; and her grandmother Mrs. A. G. (Jennie) Brockbank, also of Salt Lake City.
Pamela Brasher Watson
Wife, mother, and grandmother, returned home on Friday November 12, 2021, after several years of dementia. She was born on December 28, 1943, in Salt Lake City, to John Franklin and Esther Elizabeth Barber Brasher. She was the third child in a family of 4 girls and 2 boys: Pat Horne, Jay Brasher, Marge Nydegger, Larry Brasher, and Barbara Larson. After marrying Brent Watson in the Salt Lake Temple on June 14, 1966, they spent over 54 years raising two sons, a daughter (all four of them), and welcoming 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren to their family. She and Brent loved spending time with their family including grandchildren events and reunions that they planned. Her favorite family reunion was an annual one in Bear Lake occurring over several years. Pam enjoyed serving the Lord in church positions including several times as a ward and stake Relief Society and Young Women president. Perhaps one of her favorite church callings was serving a full-time proselyting mission with Brent in the Provo, Utah mission. She loved praying with people and trying to learn Spanish. She loved being in business. Pam was successful in several ventures including auto finance flooring in California and her real estate developments while in Utah. Her proudest business achievement was her Rim Village multi-family real estate development in Moab, Utah. She loved to state she didn’t pay herself anything for the development until it was completed, and she saw how much was left over. Pam was very competitive in sports (skiing, basketball, and softball) and almost any kind of game (including cards). She and Brent often developed many friendships with other couples over card games. She loved her cherished friendships that she picked up along the way as she and Brent lived in several places in Utah and California. She also enjoyed developing floor plans with builders for several homes she lived in. Finally and most importantly, her testimony of Jesus Christ was unyielding, certain, and powerful. While not perfect, she was ever trying to follow the Lord’s example. In fact, her stated motto was: Just Love. She will be missed by family and many friends, but someday there will be many sweet reunions. We love you Momma!
Carolyn Bury Lewis
Carolyn Bury Lewis passed away at age 69 on October 22nd, 2013 in her home. Carolyn was born August 14th, 1944 in Preston, ID. Survived by sister Francine (Hank), children Marie, John (Trish), and Rachael; grandchildren Alix, Mattie, Fischer, Kaelie, Nicholas, Annabelle, and Lyndsie; great-grandchildren Addison and Liam; niece and nephew Michelle and Jeremy. She has joined her parents Carl and Ann. Carolyn always found the good in others and gleaned the positives from life. She was always willing to serve others selflessly and lift spirits unconditionally, no matter how great or small the task. Her friends and family remained unquestionably her source of joy. She was a wonderful listener, had great wit and wisdom and her legacy of sharing, caring and support will carry over in the generations to come. A funeral service in her honor will be held October 28th at the LDS chapel on 2nd Ave and K Street, SLC, UT. Viewing service from 11 to 12 and funeral service at 12:30. Carolyn exuded class and kindness. Her serving spirit and sense of humor was a delight to all! We love her.
Joy Ann Butcherite
Beaver: A University of Utah coed was killed near here in a crash which seriously injured her parents and another couple. Miss Joy A. Butcherite, 19, 1140 Douglas St. was killed. Joy Ann Butcherite was born Jan. 9, 1944, in Salt Lake City, a daughter of Charles O. and Martha Grissel Butcherite. She was a graduate of East High School, and attended the University of Utah one year where she planned to continue her studies this fall. She was a member of Lambda Delta Sigma, and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Deseret News, August 29, 1963.
Wayne Taylor Cederlof, 1944-2016,
passed away peacefully on May 29, 2016 at the Bountiful Legacy. He was born on April 8, 1944 to Albert Philip Cederlof and Lucile Genet Murphy Cederlof in Salt Lake City. He married ReNae Baxter, later divorced. A daughter from that union, Tammy, married David Waite and they are the proud parents of two children Noah and Shelby. Wayne attended East High School in Salt Lake City and went on to become a Master Printer. He spent several years in the Air Force Reserve with training as an engine mechanic. He had a fascination with aircraft and held a private pilot license and spent many enjoyable hours flying throughout the west. Wayne survived a serious stroke when in his 30's but remained cheerful and thoughtful throughout his remaining years. He was a High Priest in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Wayne is survived by a daughter Tammy Waite (David), brothers: Clark (Patricia), Reid (Robin) and sister Gay Brown (Allen). He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Brent. The family expresses appreciation to Dr. Gary Holland and the kind and patient staff at the Bountiful Legacy where Wayne lived the past four years.
Chipman, longtime television news producer and news director for KSL Channel 5, died at his Boise home earlier this week after a long bout with colon cancer.
Chipman, 66, joined KSL in 1996 and retired from the television news business in 2004 after more than four years as KSL's news director. Prior to that, he was the station's managing editor.
Before moving to KSL, Chipman worked for rival station, KUTV Channel 2, where he was a news producer and off-air reporter.
He also served as a news director at stations in Tucson, Ariz., Portland, Ore., and Boise, Idaho. "He was the personification of the tough news guy with the heart of gold," said KSL News Director Con Psarras. "He loved the craft of journalism. He was a great professional and a great friend."
Funeral services for Chipman, who died Monday, are set for Saturday in Boise.
Gary Allan Chytraus
Gary Allan Chytraus died at home December 14, 1994, from complications of diabetes.
Born March 13, 1944, to Oscar E. and Wilma Nielsen Chytraus in Salt Lake City, Utah. Married Paula Sessions, March 19, 1965. Graduated from East High School and the University of Utah. Worked in the family business for 33 years.
Served in many church positions including bishop and high councilor. Was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved to spend time with his family, especially on his boat at Lake Powell.
Preceded in death by sons, John, James and Joseph. Survived by wife, Paula; sons, Mark (Michelle), David; daughters, Jill Tucker (James), Janette Glenn (Doug), Anne Jensen (Christopher), Lindie Hoggan (Jim) and Tina; two granddaughters, Jordynn and Ashtynn Glenn.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 17, 1994, 1 p.m., at the South Cottonwood 10th LDS Ward, 5235 So. Wesley Road (1090 East). Friends may call at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State, Friday 6-8 p.m. and Saturday at the church from 11:30 to 12:45 p.m.
Paul Algene Clayton, II, born June 16, 1944 in Detroit, passed away January 9, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Maureen Benson; brother, Jeff; sons, Paul, Taft, Shane, Justin, Brett, and Phillip; the sons' respective wives, Karry, Stephanie, Jennifer, Jaidi, Angie, and Amanda; and 22 grandchildren.
Paul retired as a special agent for the FBI after serving 31 years, and subsequently worked for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for seven years.
Paul may be viewed and condolences to the family may be made 6-8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 13, as well as 9:30-10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 14. Services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, all at the LDS Chapel, 9825 Desert Inn, Las Vegas. Burial will follow at Palm Memorial Park-Northwest, 6701 Jones Blvd., Las Vegas.
Virginia Cook Sanders
1943 ~ 2017
Virginia Cook Sanders passed away Thursday morning, April 20, 2017. Daughter of beloved parents, Dr. Melvin A. Cook and Wanda G. Cook, Virginia was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 4, 1943. Shortly thereafter her family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where she grew through adolescence into the beautiful, vivacious woman we knew and loved.
As a young girl Virginia enjoyed spending her summers with cousins in Tremonton, Utah. She also adored hearing her grandmother, Maude Osmond Cook, read her award winning poetry. Even more than these, Virginia found her life's true passion at Roosevelt Junior High, where she first met a handsome tenor named Gill Sanders.
While at East High School, Virginia's friends called her "Sam" after the famous singer, Sam Cook. Gill just called her "Ginny." Virginia subsequently earned a Bachelor of Science in Education at the University of Utah where she was affiliated with the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. Outgoing, fun and quick with a compliment, Virginia served as the sorority's social chairman as well as the University's Sophomore Class Secretary.
Virginia attended both East and the University of Utah with Gill. On December 16, 1966, Virginia and Gill were sealed for eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. Gill was the love of her life. We know that they are enjoying a sweet reunion.
After graduating from the University, Virginia taught fourth grade at Webster Elementary in Salt Lake City, Utah and later at Meadowbrook Elementary in Bountiful, Utah. Teaching full classes of energetic youngsters, Virginia discovered a love for children and a corresponding distaste for Halloween. Once Virginia began to have children of her own, she left academia as an instructor but she never surrendered her commitment to education. Virginia enthusiastically served as the PTA President for East High School, as well as the Community Council Chair of both East High and Clayton Junior High.
Virginia delighted in matchmaking and claimed an unusually high marriage rate from her many line-ups. Virginia loved people. Social in every circumstance, Virginia had a flair for giving parties with music and buffets, always finding a seat for one more. Her mother, Wanda, reflected that Virginia's gift for making friends was rooted in her natural inclination to "go beyond and appreciate whatever is noble and good in another person."
Virginia possesses an enduring testimony of our Savior, Jesus Christ. As a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Virginia served as the Relief Society President of the Garden Park Second Ward. In 2006-2007, Virginia accepted the call to serve a proselyting mission with Gill in Boston, MA. This was one of the happiest times of her life.
Virginia often expressed that the crowning achievement of her life was being the mother of six children. Her grandchildren lovingly refer to her as "Gigi." We always will love and miss her.
Virginia is survived by her six children, Keri Lynne Sanders, Lisa Anne Rose (Dade), Matthew Sharp Sanders, MeriKaye Moore (Brian), Geneva Ivory Soulier (Matthew), Kimberly Maurine Ujifusa (JR), siblings Barbara Petersen, Garfield Cook, Merrill Cook, Krehl Cook, and twenty grandchildren. Her dear parents and spouse, Dr. Gill O. Sanders, preceded her in death.
Carolyn Davis Jensen
Carolyn Davis Jensen, age 57, passed away peacefully at her home March 8, 2002 from complications related to Multiple Sclerosis.
Carolyn was born May 26, 1944 in Salt Lake City, UT. to Louis Dean and Jacqueline Bettfreund Davis. She graduated from East High School and then from the University of Utah with honors. During her time at the university she was affiliated with Pi Beta Phi sorority. Carolyn worked as an elementary teacher, then in the legal and medical fields with the majority of her working career in Medical Records at Cottonwood Hospital. She married her faithful companion, Mic Jensen, July 15, 1967 and they had two daughters.
Carolyn was a loving wife and mother who was liked by anyone who knew her. Although she endured several years of illness she was always concerned with her children and their happiness and managed to maintain a good sense of humor and positive spirit. She will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her husband, Mic Jensen; daughters, Julie Jensen, Christine Jensen Meiser (Tom); two grandsons, Samuel and Benjamin Meiser, and brother, Michael Davis (Gail). She was preceded in death by her parents.
A special thanks to Lynn Webster, M.D. for his assistance and compassion over the years in attempting to alleviate the pain associated with her illness.
Services will be Tues. March 12, 2002, 1 p.m., Cathedral Church of St. Marks, 231 E. 100 S, SLC, UT. Family and friends may call at Evans & Early Mortuary, 574 E. 100 S, SLC, UT Mon. 6-8 p.m. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens, 10600 S. 1700 E, Sandy, UT.
Leo "Ferrin" Dean
Leo "Ferrin" Dean, 49, remembered for his loving "Bear Hugs", died September 9, 1993, in a local hospital.
He was born April 11, 1944, in Salt Lake City, to Lois and Leo Dean. He leaves his spouse, Kristan, three sons, a daughter, numerous other relatives and many friends to recollect his having lived.
Services will be Thursday, Sept. 16th, 11 a.m., at the Holbrook Funeral Chapel, 3251 So. 2300 East, where friends may call for one hour prior to the services.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Verden Dale Dent (Mount Pleasant, Utah), who passed away on October 23, 2017, at the age of 74, leaving to mourn family and friends.
Dr. Paul F. Dykman
Paul F. Dykman, beloved husband of Diane Barry Dykman and father of Paul, Jennifer, Andy, and Allese, passed away at his home on July 22, 2002.
He was born on July 13, 1944 in Amsterdam, Holland to Jan and Dix Dykman. His family immigrated to Salt Lake City, Utah following the Second World War. Paul served in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant in the Signal Corps. Paul and Diane celebrated 22 years of marriage together.
Paul was a respected anesthesiologist who practiced medicine at LDS hospital for over 20 years. He was a brilliant man who loved science and had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. He had an adventurous spirit and loved flying, travel, skiing, biking, boating, hiking the Tetons, and scuba diving. He also had a deep love for music and was an extraordinary classical pianist. He loved his family and was the foundation of our lives. He will be missed tremendously and his love and influence will live within us.
In addition to his wife and children, Paul is survived by his brother, Robert; sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws, Wendy and Brent Braford, Justine and Tom Gudritz, Edward L. Barry, and a myriad of nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Thursday July 25, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 S. Highland Dr., Salt Lake City. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday July 26, at 11:00 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 2375 E. 3300 So., Salt Lake City. Interment will be at forest Home Cemetery in Greenville, Michigan on August 2, 2002.
Mary Catherine Eddington Nelson
Mary Catherine Eddington Nelson, age 49, died May 29, 1994 in Salt Lake City.
Born September 19, 1944 in Panguitch, Utah to Wesley and Sara Elizabeth Johnson Eddington. Married for 25 years to Frank Nelson; later divorced. She worked for St. Mark's Hospital in the 1960's. Survived by ex-husband, Frank Nelson, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews; and special aunt, Dorothy Johnson.
Jack G. Edwards