Karen Sue Jones Smith

Karen Sue Jones Smith

Our very own version of Martha Stewart passed away on September 23, 2017. Karen Sue Jones Smith was born on December 22, 1942 to John and Juanita Bullard Jones in Fullerton, California. After the death of her father during a military training mission, Karen and her mother, moved from Oklahoma to California. Karen had many memories growing up in the house on Cintron Street. She married Curtis Lynn Smith on July 26, 1959 in Midway City, California. They were later sealed in the Manti Temple in 1971. From that...

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Sherrie Cox Shepherd

Sherrie Cox Shepherd

Sherrie Cox Shepherd passed from her earthly life on Friday, September 22, 2017. She was born to Van Earnest and Reta Barney Cox on January 2, 1937, in Price, Utah, on a cold, snowy, winter’s day. Reta gave birth to Sherrie at the home of a family member who was a midwife.  She didn’t have a doctor. Sherrie had four brothers and two sisters.  Her brothers, Gerald and Leon both died before she was born. She was brought up with her siblings, Mont, Dell, and Kay, and they lived in Price until Sherrie was four...

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Donald Hancock Daley

Donald Hancock Daley

Donald Hancock Daley Donald Hancock Daley passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at the age of 90. He was born August 22, 1927 in Payson, Utah into the loving home of Joseph Arthur and Ella Empey Hancock, he was the eleventh child born into a family of 10 sisters. He married his high school sweetheart, Gaylia Mervene Holman on October 4, 1946 and they made their home in Payson, Utah where they raised their 6 children. They were sealed for time and eternity on June 3, 1964 in the Manti Temple. They...

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Clayton Wright

Clayton Wright

Clayton Wright, lovingly known as the “Cookie Grandpa” or “Spike” by friends, family and neighbors, peacefully left us to join his lifetime love on September 18, 2017. This outgoing and spunky soul emanated love and kindness in everything that he did. He spent his life with his high school sweetheart, Jeanne Wright (aka, the “Cookie Grandma”). Born in Lindon, UT on May 24, 1932, Clayton met Jeanne after she moved to Pleasant Grove, UT with her family when she was 14. They married out of high school and...

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Arlene Otten Provstgaard

Arlene Otten Provstgaard

Arlene Otten Provstgaard our sweet mother and grandma passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on September 19th 2017. Arlene was born in Sterling Utah on September 4th 1933 to Glen Jay and Dora Larsen Otten. Arlene received her education from Salem Elementary and Salem Jr. High and graduated from Spanish Fork High School where she was a member of the pep squad and a distinguished member of the shorthand club. After high school Arlene was employed by First Security Bank where she met her eternal...

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Richard Steele Despain

Richard Steele Despain

    Together Again Richard Steele Despain passed away September 15, 2017 to be with his forever wife, Gloria Marion Morrison. He was a beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, and he will be greatly missed by his children, Mark Despain, Dezra Despain. Steele Despain, Lori (Despain) Moore, Joel Despain, Ronald Despain and their families. Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Salem City Cemetery, 130 East 965 South, Salem, Utah. Family and friends may visit on Saturday...

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Olive Argyle Clayson

Olive Argyle Clayson

Olive Argyle Clayson died after a long struggle with mastocytosis on September 15th, 2017 at the age of 79.  She was born on January 8th 1938 in Lake Shore, Utah to Charles and Edna Holt Argyle.  She married Ralph “Snick” Clayson on Valentine’s Day, February 14th 1957 and was later sealed in the Manti Temple. She was educated in Spanish Fork and received her A.S. degree from BYU.  She was active in the LDS Church and enjoyed serving in many callings including Relief Society President and...

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Gary Lawrence Peralta

Gary Lawrence Peralta

Our loving husband, father, grandfather passed away on September 14, 2017. Gary was born on October 18, 1963 to Ramon Arturo Peralta and Georgia Gertrude De Los Reyes in Fullerton, California. He attended and graduated from Notre Dame High school in Riverside, California.  Gary joined the Marines shortly after graduating high school and served faithfully until he was honorably discharged. He married the love of his life and eternal companion Linda Kay Drake on April 4, 1987 and together raised 4 children. Gary...

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Anna Burton Kenison

Anna Burton Kenison

Anna Burton Kenison was born Oct. 30, 1920 in Talmage, Utah, the seventh of eight children born to Austin Garr and Leonora McMillian Burton.  She graduated from the University of Utah in 1942 with her teaching certificate. She married Albert D. Kenison, the next day, June 10, 1942, in the Salt Lake Temple.  The couple made their home in Talmage where she taught 4th grade for a year.  They later lived in Salt Lake and finally settled in West Mountain. Their children are  Alan (Sheree), Dale (Phyllis) , Mary...

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Denice Mattinson Fatai

Denice Mattinson Fatai

Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Denice Mattinson Fatai, passed away, at UVH, on September 14, 2017, after a short illness. She was surrounded by her loved ones, who will miss her dearly. Denice, born March 25, 1959 to Faye Barney Mattinson  Bird and the late Fred G. Mattinson, was raised and educated in Payson. After graduating from Payson High School, she continued her education at UVCC. She married Taniela (Daniel) Makai Fatai on September 29, 1988. Their marriage was later solemnized...

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