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Dr. George Cannon Pugsley
           Dr. George Cannon PUGSLEY Age 63, loving husband, father and grandfather, died in his home on Mercer Island, Washington, on November 13, 2006, after a long and valiant seven year battle with cancer. The determination and grace shown in his efforts to overcome the disease were representative of how he lived his life. 
           Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 28, 1943, Dr. Pugsley graduated from East High School and the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science. He attended medical school at The George Washington School of Medicine in Washington, D.C, followed by an internship at UCLA, and a residency and faculty appointment in ophthalmology at The University of Southern California. Following his medical training, Dr. Pugsley joined the Virginia Mason Medical Center, where he practiced from 1975 to 2003, and was an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Washington. He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. While at Virginia Mason, Dr. Pugsley was a director of the hospital and clinic building program, a member of the hospital board, chairman of the credentials committee and a section head of the ophthalmology department. During his tenure as section head, he enjoyed hiring and mentoring young physicians and was known for his honesty, fairness and fine sense of humor. Dr. Pugsley was highly respected as both a surgeon and clinician and will be remembered for his deep interest in and compassion for his patients.

          A love of the outdoors played an important role in Dr. Pugsley's decision to move his family to the Northwest in 1975. He enthusiastically taught his three children how to ski, hike and fish in the nearby mountains, and to boat on Lake Washington and in the San Juan Islands. He had a great interest in gardening and was a member of the Northwest Horticultural Society and the Seattle Tree Fruit Society. With his wife, he developed and nurtured a fine garden of flowering shrubs, edible plants, fruit and eucalyptus trees and took great delight in harvesting tomatoes, raspberries and apples with his grandchildren. Dr. Pugsley'sfamily will also always remember his excitement about advances in computers and photography and how he actively incorporated new technology into his life. 
          In addition to his loving wife of forty years, Patricia, he is survived by his mother, Jeanne, of Salt Lake City, Utah; his daughter, Kristen Onsager and her husband, David, of Seattle; his son, Matthew and his wife, Liv, of Oslo, Norway; his son Jeffrey, of Seattle; and three grandchildren, Madison 
and Erik Onsager and Mia Pugsley. He is also survived by his brothers, Philip and 
Scott;
 and his sister, Susan Andrews, all of Salt Lake City, Utah. A Celebration of his Life will be held at The Seattle Tennis Club at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2006. Memorial donations may be made in Dr. Pugsley's name to the Virginia Mason Foundation, P.O. Box 1930, Seattle, Washington 98111.

 


Roy Lee RICHARDSON,
 
(In lue of an obituary)

 

First Lieutenant (Infantry) Company A, 2d Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment

Awarded: Distinguished Service Cross

Date action: May 9, 1970

Theater: Republic of Vietnam

Reason: The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy Lee Richardson, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Company A, 2d Battalion, 502d Infantry, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. First Lieutenant Richardson distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 9 May 1970 while leading a platoon in search of suspected enemy positions near an allied fire support base. As the platoon advanced through the area of operations, they were suddenly ambushed by a well-concealed enemy force utilizing hand and rocket-propelled grenades. Lieutenant Richardson immediately began moving through the enemy fire to deploy his men into defensive positions and direct aerial rocket artillery on the hostile force. As the enemy fire intensified, the lieutenant moved forward to rescue a critically wounded comrade. Although under constant enemy attack, Lieutenant Richardson continuously maneuvered through the fusillade to place suppressive fire on the enemy while inspiring his men to sustain their defensive efforts. As the contact continued at an intense level, Lieutenant Richardson was mortally wounded by the hostile fire. First Lieutenant Richardson's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

Authority: By direction of the President under the provisions of the Act of Congress, approved 9 July 1918.

 

George (Bill) Redford Celebration of Life The life of George "BILL" Redford will be celebrated with friends and family at: The Lakeside Village Clubhouse, 1580 West 3940 South, Wednesday, July 28th, 6 to 9 p.m. 

Published in Deseret News on July 27, 2010 


Joshua B Stewart

Virtual Wall; Vietnam Veterans Memorial   www.virtualwall.org

     Specialist Five

PERSONAL DATA

  Home of Record:  St Louis Park, UT

  Date of birth:   11/21/1943

MILITARY DATA

  Service: Army of the United States

  Grade at loss:   E5

  Rank: Specialist Five

  ID No:  529641178

  MOS: 13E20: Cannon Fire Direction Specialist

  Length Service:  **

  Unit: HQ & SVC BTRY, 2ND BN, 9TH ARTILLERY, 4TH INF DIV, USARV

CASUALTY DATA

  Start Tour: 05/31/1969

  Casualty Date: 03/15/1973

  Location: South Vietnam

  Casualty Type: Non-hostile, died of illness or injury

  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty

  Casualty Detail: Not Reported

URL: www.VirtualWall.org/ds/StewartJB02a.htm

ON THE WALL: Panel 18W Line 125


Christel H.
Ruegner
1944 ~ 2009
          Christel Ruegner, 65, passed away on August 23, 2009. She was born on March 21, 1944 in Stuttgart, Germany to Imanuel and Hilde Ruegner. She immigrated to the USA in 1953. Graduated from East High School. Attended the U of U. Served an LDS mission in Germany. She returned to Germany and worked as a translator for 10 years. Retired from San Mateo County, CA. Sheriffs Records Dept. She enjoyed reading, traveling, cooking, and loved being with her friends and family. Christel is survived by her sisters Barbara and Monica. Preceded in death by her brother, mother, and father.
          A visitation will be held Wed., Aug. 26 from 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple. Private graveside services Thurs., Aug. 27. 




John Spencer Snow
1944 ~ 2012
            John "Spencer" Snow passed away at his home in Douglas, Georgia, April 20, 2012, following a seven year struggle with the debilitating effects of a stroke. Spencer was born to the late Dr. Spencer and Esther Snow on July 8, 1944 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was the youngest of three children. Spencer attended Salt Lake City Schools and graduated from East High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate Degrees at the University of Utah. While attending the University of Utah, he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and served as an associate Justice of the Moot Court Society in law school. He also attended the graduate school of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. Spencer was formerly a deputy prosecutor for Salt Lake City and an assistant Attorney General for the State of Utah being a member of the American Bar Association, Utah State Bar Association, and the District of Columbia Bar. He was a partner in the law firm of Snow and Halliday in Salt Lake City where he practiced for over 30 years.
            Spencer married Deborah Roberts, October 21, 1983 in the Salt Lake Temple. They were blessed with two boys, John Robert "J.R." and Richard. He loved his sons and created memorable experiences with them. One of the great legacies Spencer left his sons was his love of reading. Spencer had a passion for reading and instilled that love of reading to them at a very early age. He was an energetic individual and full of life and a strong work ethic. He led an example of faith, integrity, strength, perseverance and endurance. His compassion and service toward others through his leadership at Project Turn and his great sense of humor has touched many lives. He had a quick wit and loved to tell stories, jokes and made everyone laugh. Spencer loved classical music and was an accomplished pianist. He loved the outdoors, hiking, biking, skiing, running, swimming and spending time with his family. 
His dedication and love for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was evident throughout his life. Spencer served a two and half year LDS mission in the Bavarian Germany Mission and opened the Italian Mission. He served faithfully in his church callings and particularly enjoyed being a Gospel Doctrine teacher in various organizations.
          Spencer is survived by his wife, Debbie, and their children John Robert "J.R." (Laura) and Richard (Lexie). His two older sisters, Sondra Snow and Cynthia Snow, also survive him. His nieces and nephews dearly love him.
The family would like to thank Madglean (Maggie) Pace who faithfully gave personalized care for several years, Bethany Hospice and Visiting Nurses. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the LDS Church Perpetual Education Fund.
          Funeral services will be held Friday, April 27, 2012 at 11:00 am at the LDS Douglas 1st Ward in Douglas, Georgia. The family will receive visitors at Sims Funeral Home, Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.


Jon Darwin Sorensen
"Loving Husband"
          Jon Darwin Sorensen, loving husband, best friend and eternal companion to Nanette Forsyth Sorensen, died Tues., January 29, 2008 of a Pulmonary Embolism. He was an exemplary son, brother, uncle and friend to so many.
          Jon was born May 8, 1944 to Darwin J. and Louise Elizabeth Keiser Sorensen in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from East High School and attended the University of Utah majoring in History prior to serving an honorable mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Bavarian Mission, 1964-66. After his mission, with his knowledge of German, he served his country in the military in Army intelligence.
          Jon worked for Beneficial Life and Surety Life for many years as an underwriter. He lived a life of loving service to others, both daily as well as in his many church callings. His most recent calling, which he enjoyed so much, was being a temple worker with his sweetheart. Jon leaves behind his wife, Nanette; two brothers: David (Roxie) Sorensen, Las Vegas; Paul (Kathleen) Sorensen, Provo; sister, Susan (Ed) Motola, Salt Lake City; many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. Jon was reunited with his parents, Darwin and Louise Sorensen, and Nanette's parents, Dick and RoDene Forsyth. Jon was a Gentle Giant that will be missed by many.
          Funeral services will be Sat. 1 p.m. at the Taylorsville Gardens Ward, 4253 S. Bennion Road where a viewing will be held Sat., 11:30-12:40 p.m. prior to services. Interment, Taylorsville Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of McDougal Funeral Home. Online condolences at mcdougalfh@aol.com. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Church Perpetual Education Fund or Missionary Fund.


Steven Spotz
          On Tuesday, September 7, 1999, our father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend completed this life's journey and slipped from our loving hands into the embrace of God. He passed away due to complications of heart surgery.
          Steven was born October 22, 1943, in Salt Lake City, the youngest son of Jacob Joseph and Gladys Eleanor McLain. He graduated from East High School where he played on the Leopard football team. He studied for three years at the U of U majoring in business. Steven married his high school sweetheart, Linda. Together, they had three children: Todd S. (Dana) Spotz, Kaysville; Melanie (Steve) Heinitz, Montana; and Michael S. Spotz, India.
          He was particularly proud of his family and keenly appreciated letters, visits, and phone calls from his grandchildren. He was slow to criticize, always a hard worker, and was dearly loved by his family.
          Steven enjoyed a varied career from setting tile to selling. He worked for Pillsbury, Penetone, and Dobb Foods. He owned his own janitorial supply business (S.M. Spotz Co.). Steven was employed at K Mart.
          He volunteered many hours to the American Diabetes Association. He was a past member of both the Sandy City Chamber of Commerce and the Sandy City Planning Commission. He was a member of the LDS Church, recently serving in the Sunday School presidency, Edgemont Ward.
          He is survived by his three children, 10 grandchildren (one on the way), a brother, Stanley H. (Carol) Spotz, one sister, Lynette S. (Richard A.) Scott, and four nieces.
          Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 10, at 2 p.m. at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, where friends may call on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and Friday one hour prior to the services. Interment: Salt Lake City Cemetery.
           Special thanks to LDS Hospital staff and physicians who fought to save his life.


David Kenneth Tame, age 50, passed away on July 21, 1995 after fighting many illnesses. 
          David was born September 9, 1944 in Salt Lake City, a son of Kenneth Edwin and Ethel Selander Tame. He graduated from East High School and the University of Utah, receiving BA and MBA Degrees and later his CPA. David married Nancy Hiatt on June 25, 1969 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They had one son. He was employed as an auditor and accountant for the State of Utah, Public Safety Department, for 24 years. David was a member of the LDS Church, and was active in his ward serving as cubmaster, in Elders and High Priest Quorum presidencies, and for many years as financial clerk. 
          Survived by his wife, Nancy; son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Jennifer Tame; grandson, Sebastian; and granddaughter, Kellie, all of Salt Lake City. Preceded in death by his father and mother. David's family wants to thank his family, friends, co-workers, doctors and nurses who freely gave financial contributions, time and knowledge to support and sustain David during his illnesses. David's family will miss his subtle humor and gentleness.           Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 12 noon, at Harvest Park Ward, 3671 South 4180 West. Friends may call Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road and Wednesday at the church one hour prior to services. Interment: Wasatch Lawn Cemetery.

 
Tanya Kathleen Taufer, died quietly of natural causes in the Taufer family home, in Salt Lake City on July 28, 2003.
          Tanya was born on December 19, 1943 and her parents were Dr. Louis J. Taufer and Marion Jones Taufer.
          She grew up and was educated in Salt Lake City. She graduated from East High School and the University of Utah, where she also worked on a master's degree in sociology. As a child she and her family were active members of the Salt Lake Country Club. Tanya had lived in Boston, Massachusetts and Denver, Colorado, and had worked for IBM and Memorex. She had worked in Salt Lake City for the Utah State Building Board. For 15 years she lived in Palm Desert, California, where she worked as a real estate agent.
          For the past four years she has lived in Salt Lake City where she was a companion to her mother, who preceded her in death last October. Her father passed away in 1971.
          Georgia Maloney was her good friend and caregiver during her last months.
          Tanya is survived by her brother, John L. Taufer and sister-in-law, Maurine Cannon Taufer; and by her two nephews, John Cannon (Jake) Taufer and Ashton Fillmore Taufer; all of Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
          Funeral service on Friday, August 1, 2003, at 10 a.m., Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 E. 1300 South, with interment at Mr. Olivet Cemetery, 1342 E. 500 South, immediately following. Friends and family may call one hour prior to the service or at the Taufer home following the interment.

 
Grant Russell Teasdale
         Grant Russell Teasdale was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and died May 27, 2004.
         He was the son of Thera Fairbanks Teasdale and Grant Theel Teasdale. He was raised in Glendale, California and Salt Lake City where he graduated from East High School and earned his BS Degree In Business Management from the University of Utah. He also earned a Certified Purchasing Inventory Management Degree from San Jose State University.
          Grant met his wife, Joan Fox, while attending the University of Utah and together they raised their children David Grant Teasdale and Molly Marie Teasdale in the San Francisco Bay Area and Bountiful, Utah.
          Grant was on the swimming teams for both East High School and the University of Utah. He was an Eagle Scout, a Scout Leader for his son David and a softball coach for his daughter Molly.
           His wife, Joan, son David, daughter Molly, sister Joan and Joe Gutierrez, sisters Thera Anne and Norma Kirsch, brother Gary Teasdale, sister-in-law Mallie Teasdale and many nieces and nephews survive Grant.
          The family would like to give special thanks to the Transplant Team at the University Hospital and the nurses at Lakeside Dialysis for their wonderful care of Grant.
          The viewing will be held Wednesday, June 2, 2004, between 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Russon Brothers Mortuary at 295 North Main Street, Bountiful, Utah. Graveside services will be at the Farmington City Cemetery, 500 South 200 East, beginning at 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, June 2, 2004.

 
Ruth Jolynne Torkelson Ryan, age 51, of Orem, died July 18, 1995, after a difficult illness.
          She was born Dec. 24, 1943 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Robert L. and Ruth Hyde Torkelson. She was a member of the LDS Church, and had a strong and abiding faith. She served in many church callings, most especially in teaching little children. She was happiest when fixing dinner to take to someone, and making Christmas treats. She loved to go to the temple, play the piano, cook for her family, embroider, read, write poetry, play with the dogs, and tend her grandchildren. She is greatly loved and will be greatly missed. Jolynne is survived by her mother; her four loved children, Kari, Scott (Lara) Ryan, Tami (Fred) Vanderwerff, and Heidi Jeanette; and her two adored grandchildren, Freddie Vanderwerff and Kylie Ryan; her devoted sister, Kathy Torkelson; her brother, C. Robert (June) Torkelson; numerous nieces, nephews and her pups, Tasha and Brandy; preceded in death by her father.
          Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 22, 1995, 11 a.m., at the Sharon Park 1st Ward, 225 East 200 No., Orem, Utah. Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 E. Center St., Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. or Saturday morning at the ward chapel one hour prior to services. Interment: Wasaatch Lawn, Salt Lake City.

 
John William Twelves "Buzz" 3/1944 ~ 6/2007
          It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we say goodbye to John William Twelves (Buzz). He died June 21, 2007. Buzz was born March 14, 1944 to Edna (Binch) and William Jennings Twelves. He grew up in Salt Lake City, and attended East High School and the University of Utah. "Buzz" is survived by two children, Julie Twelves of Los Angeles, CA, and Bradley Preston Twelves of Seattle, WA; a brother, Ronald B. Twelves of Duncan, Oklahoma; and three grandchildren whom he adored, Preston, Samantha, and Mia. He is also survived by two nephews and many loving cousins. Buzz was the owner/operator of PTC which manufactured computer boards, and worked for CCI, a computer communications company. He also worked at Tracy Collins Bank, Mt. States Resources, and Aquatech. According to his wishes, no service or memorial will be held. He requested cremation and his ashes will be scattered at a later date.

 
Loyola Wallberg Sohn
          Ralph William Sohn, born August 20, 1938, and Loyola Patricia Wallberg Sohn, born March 16, 1943, passed away on June 17, 2004.
          Starting their married life together on August 27, 1976, in Evanston, Wyoming, they passed away together in a traffic accident on Interstate 80 near Evanston where they made their home.
         Ralph was the son of Frederick William Sohn and Olive Mona Whitaker Sohn. Loyola was the daughter of Waldemar Albert Wallberg and Judith Adella Clawson Wallberg.
          Together in life, home and family were important. At the center of family life was Lola, a caring and loving mother, grandmother, wife, sister, aunt and friend. She had a generous heart. Her joy in life was her family, her sons Waldemar Frederick Sohn, Patrick Ralph Sohn, and grandson Joshua Sohn. She included as family her dear friends, Joey Smith, Margaret Chapman, Christa Chapman, Zachery Purvis and niece Chandra. Always glad to be of service to others, she was a member and Past President of the Rebekah Assembly of Utah, IOOF.
          Ralph William Sohn was also father of Micheal, Kelly, Timothy and deceased Betsy and Robert. He was grandfather of Michael and Jennifer's children, Ashley, Amber, Marcus, Anita and Shyona. He was a courageous cancer survivor who was always ready to give a word of support. He spent time as a volunteer at the Veterans Hospital encouraging others and helping them to cope. Ralph loved being with Lola, his family and around people. He always had a moment to share with others.
          Loyola is survived by two brothers, Albert and Zane Wallberg. Ralph is survived by one brother David Enoch Sohn, and his sisters Hannah D. Sohn Buchanan, Cordelia E. Sohn Roberts, Larina Mary Sohn and Ziona Dawn Sohn Olsen. Loyola was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Melba, Judy, Cherie and Waldemar Fredrick. Ralph was preceded in death be his parents and sisters Elizabeth Jane, Barbara Elnita and Margaret Gwenllian.
           Funeral Services will be Friday June 25, 2004, at Evans & Early Mortuary, 574 East 100 South in Salt Lake City, Utah. The family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11:45 prior to the service. Interment will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

 
Dennis James Willoughby 1944 ~ 2006
          Dennis James Willoughby passed away on July 17, 2006 after a brief illness. Dennis was born on July 2, 1944, in Tooele, Utah. He married Connie Huff in 1964 and was later divorced. Dennis grew up in Salt Lake were he attended East High School. He lived in Reno, Nevada and most recently in Wendover where he had many friends. Dennis served in the Utah National Guard including two years in Germany. Dennis enjoyed the outdoors going fishing, boating and camping. Early in life Dennis did a lot of painting which he was very good at. He was full of life with a likeable personality He had many friends and will be missed by all. Dennis is survived by his mother Reva (Gordon) Gerber, his daughter, Lachael (Luis) Hemanadez, two grandchildren Lacey and Levi, two brothers Elmer (Betty) Willoughby, Richard (Roxanne) Baese, and sister Dorothy Willoughby Maynard. Graveside services will be held at Wasatch Lawn, 3401 So Highland Drive, Salt Lake City On Thursday July 20, 2006, at 11:00 a.m.


William D. Woodcox, passed away on April 13, 1993 in San Diego, California.
          Born March 3, 1943 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Paul and Fae Woodcox who preceded him in death, along with two of his sisters.
          Survived by his twin sister, Carol Pulliam, three brothers, Harry, Jerry and Joe Woodcox and Bill's companion Tom McMahon.
          Bill had a warm sense of humor and loved helping others. He was devoted to the aged and was voted California Activity Director of the Year for his work at the Cloisters Retirement Home in LaJolla.
          Graveside services, conducted by Anderson & Sons Mortuary, American Fork, will be held Saturday, May 1, 1993, at 11 a.m. at the American Fork Cemetery.