Colonel Walter Travis Stewart

Colonel Walter Travis Stewart

  Colonel Walter Travis Stewart, 98, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 9, surrounded by family. He was born in Benjamin, Utah, at the old family farm, on November 8, 1917, in the same house that he lived most of his life. He was the tenth of twelve children born to Otto Ren and Millicent Tollstrup Stewart. He grew up in a loving home that was full of great memories that stayed with him all of his life. He talked fondly of the family sitting around the old stove playing games and singing songs. His...

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Erma Taylor Gardner

Erma Taylor Gardner

Erma Taylor Gardner, age 89, beloved wife, mother, daughter, grandma, grandma “great”, gram, sister, aunt and friend passed away on Friday, January 8, 2016 at Mountain View Hospital in Payson, Utah.   She was born on July 2, 1926 in Fremont, Wayne County, Utah, daughter of Floyd Pratt and Ethel Sorensen Taylor.  She married Max Adelbert Gardner on August 8, 1945 in Lyman, Utah.  They were sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on April 20, 1951.   She grew up in Lyman, Wayne County, Utah.  She worked...

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Austin Gerald Staheli

Austin Gerald Staheli

Austin Staheli, of Santaquin, Utah passed away peacefully and surrounded by loved ones on January 7, 2016 at the age of 72.   Born to Dean and Vera Staheli, in Long Beach, California, Austin was raised in Payson, Utah.  While in Payson, Austin’s live revolved around the family farm, hunting and success in football and track. He served an LDS mission in Switzerland and attended Brigham Young University.  At BYU,   he met and married the love of his life, Linda Fok.   Austin pursued a career in Finance...

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Walter Travis Stewart Jr

Walter Travis Stewart Jr

Walter Travis Stewart, Jr. (63), Beaumont, California, passed away Dec 30, 2015 after a long battle with lymphoma. He was born Feb 29, 1952 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Walter Travis and Ruth Francis Stewart. He attended school in Salt Lake, then England and Germany while his family served LDS Building Missions, and, upon the family’s return to Benjamin, Utah, graduated from Spanish Fork High School. He faithfully served in the Central Germany Mission. He received a BS and MA from Brigham Young University, then a...

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Gary Lynn Hatch

Gary Lynn Hatch

Gary Lynn Hatch, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away Friday, January 1, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Gary was born September 18, 1937 in Duncan, Arizona to Lynn McKnight (Mack) and Anna Merrell Hatch.   He graduated from Virden, New Mexico High School and later attended BYU and University of New Mexico.  He served his country in the U.S. Army. Gary married his sweetheart, Maria Ines Hernandez on July 8, 1966 in the Mesa, Arizona Temple. They are the parents of three...

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Beverlee Shepherd Kelley

Beverlee Shepherd Kelley

On January 4, 2016 we lost our beloved Beverlee, with two “ee”’s, unexpectedly due to an accidental fall at her home. Making her way home, Bev was joyously reunited with her husband Kenny, and her beautiful baby sister whom she has missed for many years. Bev was born on September 8, 1955 in Payson, Utah to Verl and Sherrie Shepherd. She had four sisters and one brother who she adored.  Bev was a very active teenage girl. She often shared fun stories of her and her friends at the drive-in, Glade’s, and...

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Barbara Ann Jerman Hopes

Barbara Ann Jerman Hopes

It’s been said that what matters most in life isn’t so much a person’s birth date or the end date, but the dash between the two. It’s the way they lived their “dash” that matters and Barbara J. Hopes certainly lived her “dash” with zest and a love for life. Barb was born on February 1, 1932, in Eureka, Utah to Clara and Stan Jerman.  Barb passed away January 3, 2016 due to the insidious effects of Parkinson Disease which she faced with dignity, grace, and a sense of humor. Barbara attended grade...

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Ruth Ann King Wilkins

Ruth Ann King Wilkins

Our beloved mother, grandmother and friend Ruth Ann King Wilkins passed away peacefully on Friday, January 1, 2016 surrounded by her family. Ruth Ann was born October 14, 1939 in Payson, UT to Melford and Della Lyman King.  On August 22, 1958, Ruth Ann married her eternal sweetheart Ernest Wilson Wilkins in the Salt Lake Temple and together they raised their eight children in Southern California. She grew up in Payson, UT where she attended school and graduated from Payson High School.  She volunteered as an...

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Jeraldean Evans Milner

Jeraldean Evans Milner

Jeraldean Evans Milner was born on September 5, 1924. She shared her last Christmas with family and closed her eyes to this world on December 26, 2015, at age 91, after a short bout with pneumonia. Living through the depression and World War II had a tremendous effect on her life. Marrying a military man, Blair G. Milner, just prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, made the war real from the start. Moving from military base to military base was a way of life for many years, ending at the U.S. Army Base at Fort Ord....

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Rey Lyman Allred

Rey Lyman Allred

Rey Lyman Allred was born in Provo, Utah, on September 7, 1933, to Raymond Bliss and Alta Booth Allred, joining two sisters, Loye and Janice.  He passed away on December 31, 2015. Rey married Mary Carol Hedquist in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on December 11, 1953. He operated Allred Orchards with his father and grandfather, and then with his children and grandchildren. He loved being a fruit grower and was honored to serve with those in the fruit industry. It must be in the genes, this “love of growing things,”...

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