"We Love You 138" 8/21/1960 ~ 2/20/2013 Our beloved husband, son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend passed away on February 20, 2013. He lost his fight to a 3 year battle of melanoma cancer. Our hearts are saddened and broken but he is off to a new adventure and he will be missed more than words can say. Roger was born on August 21, 1960 at LDS hospital. He married his best friend and soul mate, Colleen on December 30, 1996 and gained 3 stepchildren, who admired and loved him very much. He was a hard and devoted worker. He worked at Kennecott, Brasiers and Salt Lake City Impound Lot. Roger was a devoted, caring and wonderful man who would do anything for anyone. He was the best hunter and fisherman we ever met, which he enjoyed very much, as well as riding his 4-wheeler, playing cards, trips to Wendover or scoping out deer. He was a great singer!! We would like to give special thanks to the doctors and staff at the Huntsman that gave him special care, Dr Andtbacka , Dr Grossman and their teams; Melissa, Jennifer, Maryanne, Carolyn and Karen. He is heading home to be with his grandparents, stepson- Travis; mother-in-law and father-in-law; many relatives, family members and friends who will be waiting with open arms. He leaves behind his parents, Les and Kay Nichols whom he loved and cherished very much; wife, Colleen; stepchildren, Michael and Angie; grandchildren, Stetson, Christian, Cortland and Jerron; children, Jason and Amber; brother, Eric (Kristy); niece, McKell and Nephew, Landon. We love you 138 our precious man! We will never forget you please watch over us until we meet again. Funeral services will be held at a later date per Roger's request. Condolences may be sent to the family @ www.valleyviewfuneral.com
James Rulon Judd
1952 ~ 2012
-James Rulon Judd, beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend, left his mortal life on August 17, 2012. He died in Missoula, MT following the motorcycle credo "Live to Ride and Ride to Live".
Jim, as most know him, was 60 years old and resided in Layton, UT, with his wife of 42 years, Jill Judd.
Ernest (Ernie) Lee Garcia
Ernie passed away, October 25, 2011 at home after a brave battle with cancer; he will be truly missed by all who knew him. Ernie was born on Jan. 19, 1949 in Salt lake City, Utah to Catarino Preston and Lucille Elizabeth Garcia. He was married to Laura Lee Kone for 43 years, whom he loved very much.
Ernie worked for the City as a Parking Enforcement Officer for over 22 years and was also an Iron Worker and a proud Union man for many years prior. When Ernie wasn't working he enjoyed fishing and camping with his family and friends; being outdoors is where he truly felt at peace. In addition to his many hobbies he also enjoyed music; "The Beatles" were his favorite.
Ernie lives on in life through his loving wife Laura Lee Garcia and his children: Christopher Lee Garcia, Michelle (Marcus) Lee Cisneros, Justin Lee Garcia and his siblings: Susanna Florez, Donald Garcia and Mary Lawton. He was preceded in death by his mother and father as well as his younger brother Jimmy Garcia.
Services will be held at Redwood Memorial, 6500 S. Redwood Road, on Saturday, October 29. Viewing is from 5-6 P.M. and a small service from 6-7 P.M. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Huntsman Cancer institute http://ogden.kintera.org/m_m
2/20/1950 ~ 10/19/2011
Devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. Born to Bernard and Geraldine Davenport of Cleveland, OH. Later grew up with grandmother Lilly Mae Ferguson in Green River, Wyoming until enlisting in the Army. Then relocated to Salt Lake City, UT.
Survived by loving wife Sherrie Davenport, and Arick Ron (Heather) Davenport, Jon Stephon Davenport, Julius davenport, Steven Serrano, Celena Davenport and Kyle ( Sarah) Williams. Sister Regina (David) Davidson, sixteen grandchildren, one niece, one great nephew, and a host of aunts, uncles and friends. Preceded in death by parents, wife Alberta Davenport, son Jon Ricky Davenport Jr. Special recognition of two special friends Patricia Torres and Patty Mae Serrano.
Jon served in the Army and received an honorable discharge. He was a dedicated Salt Lake City employee for many years. He was an avid Cleveland Browns and Utah Jazz Fan. He loved to spend his leisure time gardening, having a cold beer, listening to music, and spending time with family. He touched the hearts of everyone he crossed paths with.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 12:00 Noon in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday October 25, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Russon Brothers Salt Lake Mortuary, 255 South 200 East. And prior to services Wednesday at the Mortuary from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Online guestbook available at www.russonmortuary.com
Ferron F. Larson 1948 ~ 2010 Ferron F. Larson age 62 began his journey on January 8, 1948 and crossed the finish line on August 14, 2010. An avid fisherman and outdoorsman with a passion for racing who enjoyed spending time with family and friends, attending car shows, building cars and racing across the sand. The first to lend a helping hand and the last to turn his back. The man who knew how to fix it. You will be greatly missed. Thanks for the memories, the lessons, the laughter and the helping hand. You have touched endless lives and left a forever lasting impression. It has been an honor to have shared you in our lives. He is survived by his wife Verla Larson, children Julie Larson Turpin, Pamela Jackson, Kevin (Clachelle) Jensen; stepchildren Pat (Warren) Christensen, Wendy Heath, Blaine (Jeni) Bateman, grandchildren Jake, Dillon, Brady, Brodey, Sierra, and Tyler, brother Charles (Sonja) Larson, sister Susan (Don) Lockhart, and numerous extended family members. Preceded in death by his parents Melvin and Vio Larson, brothers Frank and Larry, sister Delpha Green and son in law Jerry Turpin. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday August 17 at 11:00 a.m. with a viewing one hour prior to services at Redwood Memorial Mortuary, 6500 So Redwood Rd. "See you soon"
Ronald "Grizz" Eyre 1952 ~ 2009 Grizz Eyre, beloved son, brother, father, papa, cousin, and friend, returned to his Heavenly Father Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at his home in Ophir, Utah. He was born September 24, 1952 in Ely, NV to Darwin and Veronica Eyre. Grizz was an all around outdoorsman, avid hunter, who loved living and hunting in Ophir. He enjoyed entertaining and spending time with family and friends through story telling and playing his guitar. His greatest love was his "Pretty Little Goo" Veronica. Grizz is survived by his daughter Veronica, sisters, LaWonna Ulibarri, and Elaine (Allen) Carleson, brothers, Pat (KeLee) Eyre, Walt (Donna) Eyre, brother-in-Law, Richard Haynes and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, and sister Darlene. An informal celebration of his life will be held on Friday, Dec. 11, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Tate Mortuary, 110 So. Main, Tooele. The family extends a special thanks and appreciation to Mark Vario and Tyler Ketchersid for their unending support and love. We will all miss this life of our party "Here's Lookin" Grizz
Michelle R. Welch 1954 ~ 2009 Michelle was born in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, on December 24, 1954, to Ray S. Welch and Ruby McCombs Welch. She is preceded in death by her father. She's survived by her mother, sisters Sharon Teets (Mike), Radnor, OH., and Pam Welch (Kent Nielsen) Kauai, HI., and nephew William Teets and niece Diana Teets, both from OH. She left this earth on November 21, 2009. Raised as an Army brat, she traveled throughout the world, attending many schools, finally putting down roots in Utah where she graduated from Highland High School. Her first love was her dogs from German Shepherds, Cocker Spaniels, to Toy Fox Terriers and Chinese Cresteds. An occasional cat or bird was thrown into the mix to enliven the household. If she could, she would have liked to own a horse, as well. She had a great love of the outdoors fostered by her family who spent many vacations at a cabin at Strawberry. Her favorite outdoor destination was Yellowstone National Park, which she tried to visit every year, rejoicing to see the wildlife of which she stood in awe. She was a hard worker and rarely turned down an opportunity to earn overtime. Over the years she had several jobs: Records clerk for the S.L.C.P.D. and Parking Enforcement officer. In 1983 she was hired as a dispatcher for the S.L.C.F.D. She was an active member of A.F.S.C.M.E., Local 1004. She served as Executive Board Member and Chief Steward, and was an integral member of the negotiating team. She received several awards for excellence in dispatching. The most recent was directing crews to an accident victim who didn't know where she was, keeping her on the phone, calming her, until help arrived. She retired in 2009. She was well loved by family and by the many friends whom she considered as part of her own. Memorial service will be held at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106 on Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Flowers welcome or a donation may be made in her name to the Humane Society of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray, Utah 84107
Wayne Kenneth Housel Loving Husband, Father & Grandfather Wayne, 64, passed away February 18th, 2008, from complications following a heart attack.He was born in Murray July 23, 1943 to Ted and Alice Housel. Wayne had a strong love for his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed attending their sporting events and school activities. He was known for his willingness to help others, ability to make friends easily, and his quick sense of humor. He enjoyed skiing and playing racquetball and was an avid sports fan. He also loved to travel. Wayne had an incredible work ethic. He worked many years for Consolidated Freightways and was most recently employed at the Salt Lake City International Airport and part-time at Roadway Freight Lines. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Karen, their children Corey, Darren (Lisa), Sean (Mary Ann), Tessa, and Matthew (Marissa), nine grandchildren, and his two sisters Dolores Simonetti and Maureen Merrill. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, and a grandson. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 22nd, 12 noon, at the Meadows Ward, 5735 So. Fashion Boulevard (300 E.), with a viewing at 11 a.m. Friends may call Thursday evening, from 6-8 p.m., at the Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary 4760 So. State St. Interment: Murray City Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.jenkins-soffe.com Published in the Salt Lake Tribune from 2/20/2008 - 2/21/2008.
Eddie Paul Mayne A Life Well Lived 1945 ~ 2007 Our devoted husband, father, son, brother, grandfather and friend,Eddie Paul Mayne, 62, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 25, 2007, surrounded by his loving family. Ed was born on September 16, 1945, in Bingham Canyon, Utah, son of Rolland (Red) and Ruth Oliver Mayne. He married Karen Marie Hibler on September 21, and are the parents of two children. They shared their loving companionship for 39 years. Ed attended Granger High School, Snow College and the Univerisity of Utah. He received an honorary doctorate degree from Salt Lake Community College. Ed was noted in a recent interview as one of the most influential Democrats in the State of Utah. He served as a State Senator since 1994, where he remained dedicated to the people in his district and guaranteed that their concerns and needs were heard and acted upon. He also proudly served as Utah State AFL-CIO President since 1977 and fulfilled his commitment to his fellow brothers and sisters with loyalty and honor. During Ed's career, he was a consumer advocate to the Federal Reserve Bank Of San Francisco representing Utah and nine other western states. Other committees include the United Way Executive Committee, Workers Compensation Legislative Advisory Board, Blue Cross Blue Shield Executive Board, University of Utah Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, and numerous other influential committees. Ed was asked by then-SLC Olympic Organizer Mitt Romney, to carry the Winter Olympic Torch through Kearns. Ed was one of just three known public elected officials in the nation to have carried the Olympic Torch in 2002. In 1993, "Ed Mayne Street" was dedicated as a tribute for his community service to Salt Lake County and his help in developing Oquirrh Hill Park across from Kearns High School. In recognition for his support to the schools within his district, Granite School Board is dedicating the Hunter High Football stadium in his name. Ed is survived by his devoted wife, Karen; children, Paul (Jana) Mayne, Jamie (Trever) Jennings; parents, Red and Ruth Mayne; sisters, Connie (Craig) Webb, Shauna (Mike) Petersen, Terry Glover, and brother-in-law Phil (Barbara) Hibler. He is also survived by three grand-children, Jackson, Maddy, Eli, and several nieces and nephews. Ed will be missed by all those that knew and loved him. Funeral services will be held Fri. November 30, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the West Valley City Cultural Celebration Center (3100 South 1355 West). Viewings will be held Wednesday, November 28, 2007, from 6-8 p.m. at the Utah Labor Center (2261 South Redwood Road), and Thursday, November 29, 2007, in the Senate Chamber at the State Capitol from 6-8 p.m. The family would like to thank the many dedicated doctors and nurses who cared for Ed over the past several months, and a special thank you to Tony and Sandy Montano. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation to the United Way of Salt Lake City, the Caring Foundation for Children, the Utah Cancer Specialists, the Golden Retriever Rescue Center, or a charity of your choice in Ed's name. A Tribute to Ed's life will be celebrated on Tuesday Dec. 4. For more information, please visit the following website: www.edmayne.com Published in the Salt Lake Tribune from 11/27/2007 - 11/28/2007.
With great sorrow, we mourn the loss of our union brother, Jim Soto. You were so courageous in your battle -- your strength was an example for us all.
Jim Soto Sr.
Jim Soto, Sr. 1952 ~ 2007 Jim lost his battle to ALS, or Lou Gherig's disease Thursday, Sept. 13th. He was born in Bingham, UT to his mother Josie in 1952. He attended South High School and served briefly in the United States Marine Corp. He married his childhood sweetheart, Dora, in 1972. They had three children together, sons, Jim and Jason; and daughter, Julie Buchi. Jim was employed by the Salt Lake Water Dept for 30 years and retired last October due to his medical condition. Jim was an avid softball player. He competed locally and nationally for over 30 years in the sport. He was inducted into the Utah Softball Hall of Fame in 2006. He cherished the friends he made both on and off the field. Survived by wife, Dora; sons, Jimmy (Brooke) Soto; Jason (Kristen) Soto; daughter, Julie (Paul) Buchi; grandchildren, Lorenzo, Dante, and Jaxon; mother, Josie (Benjamin) Gabaldon; brothers, Joe, Ruben, Manuel Soto; Benny, Danny and Vince Gabaldon; sisters, Vickie Koether, Linda Peterson, Theresa Gonzales, and Becky Gabaldon. A visitation will be held Monday, September 17, 2007 at St. Ann's Church, 450 E. 2100 So., from 6-8 p.m. with a Rosary service at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, Tuesday, September 18th, 11 a.m. at Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple, SLC. Burial to follow services, Mount Olivet Cemetery, 1342 E. 500 So. Arrangements made by Garner Funeral Home. Dear Dad, Thank you for being such a respectful and wonderful man! You were a fabulous husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle and a true friend. Your vibrant smile, witty personality, love of playing softball and zest for life, is cherished by everyone you met and will live in each of us forever. Mom and the three amigos, Lorenzo, Dante and Jaxon, have something to say to their beloved Beep-Beep; Let's play ball! Love, All of Us. Published in the Salt Lake Tribune from 9/16/2007 - 9/17/2007.
Al Dea was a long time member of AFSCME and a Salt Lake City Parks Department employee. You will be missed.
Allen Brent Dea
Allen Brent Dea Big Al Allen Brent Dea passed away peacefully June 18, 2007, at home after a short, valiant battle with cancer. Born Aug. 17, 1963 to John Brent and Patsy Allred Dea. Married Traci Streeter September 21, 1985. They had three children who meant the world to him. He shared his love of sports, especially football, with his family as well as going fishing, hunting and family vacations. He loved serving as a scout leader for many years. He touched many lives with his unconditional acceptance of others. His willingness to help anyone made him loved by all who knew him. Survived by wife, Traci; children: Tyler, Tara and Nathan; parents, Magna; parents-in-law, Dale and Carole Streeter, West Valley City; sister, Tiffany Schmidt, Teri (Thom) Mori; brother, Glen Streeter. Preceded in death by grandparents. Funeral services will be held Thursday, 11:00 a.m. at the West Jordan Heritage Stake Center, 7350 South 3200 West. A viewing will be held Wednesday, 5:30-8:00 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road and Thursday at the church, 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment, Valley View Memorial Park. Published in the Salt Lake Tribune on 6/19/2007.