March 2, 1965 ~ January 17, 2011
Laura was born March 2, 1965 in American Fork Hospital to Clifford and Ruth Richards Bezzant. She passed away at her parents’ home on Monday, January 17, 2011 at the age of 45 from medical complications after struggling many years with addictions.
Laura was raised in Pleasant Grove near her family’s orchard with her four brothers and five sisters. She attended school in Pleasant Grove and graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 1983. She also attended school at Utah Technical College and the University of Utah.
Laura married Scott D Kleinman on August 14, 1998 and gained two daughters in the process. They made their first home in Pleasant Grove and later purchased a home in American Fork.
She is survived by her parents, husband and stepdaughters, Renae (Jared) Johnson, Kristen (Jarom) Hansen and six grandchildren. In addition, she is survived by three brothers, Howard (Jolene), James (Barbarajean) and Dale (Jessica). Five sisters, Karla (Jack) Kennedy, Diane (Gary) Ogborn, Kathryn Bezzant, Kristin Calder, Rachel Bezzant (Tony Anderson) and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, her brother Arlen and her brother-in-law Duane Calder.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Battle Creek East Chapel, 200 South 1250 East, Pleasant Grove. Friends and family may attend a viewing on Saturday from 9:30 -10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
January 6, 1910 ~ January 14, 2011
Beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away peacefully January 14, 2011 in American Fork, Utah. Harold was born January 6, 1910 in Palmyra, New York to Elizabeth Minnie Blankenberg and Lewis John Stoner. He lived with his parents at the Joseph Smith farm for 5 years where he joined the LDS church. And then for 12 years Harold called the Peter Whitmer farm his home. He married Margaret Elizabeth Gunn on August 14, 1937 in Rochester, New York. In October 1937 their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. He worked as a chemist for Eastman Kodah for 37 years. He loved to read, ponder and teach and was knowledgeable in many subjects. He disliked waste and was very frugal all his life and expected others to do likewise. He worked hard for and was proud of his family. Harold was one of a few LDS church members who worked tirelessly in many church callings for more than 75 years to strengthen the Church in upstate New York. He served with his wife in the Washington D.C., Toronto, and Palmyra Temples.
Harold was preceded in death by his wife Margaret and sister Eileen. He is survived by his 3 children: Janice, Roy (LaDeane) and Mark (Sharon). Grandchildren; Darin (Jeri) Stoner; Tiffany (Michael) Drummond, Brock (Julie) Stoner, Brendan (Cheryl) Stoner, Ashley (Erik) Peterson and Graydon (Kristy) Stoner; 21 great grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Heritage Care Center, Alpha Omega Hospice, and the LDS Heritage Branch. We also express special appreciation to Ed and Joan VanDuzer, Paul and Linda DeGraff and the New York Brockport Ward.
A family memorial service will be held in New York with interment in the Marion, New York cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com
July 28, 1939 ~ January 10, 2011
Bill Clark, of Pleasant Grove, a great husband, father and friend passed away January 10, 2011. Bill was born July 28, 1939 to Agnes Carpenter and John William Clark. He married Joann Hoover on November 21, 1964.
After graduating from Brigham Young University, he worked as a mechanical engineer for 25 years until choosing to pursue his true passion of working with wood. He turned his talent for working with wood and engineering into a successful small business in which he built houses with custom, handmade cabinetry. Bill built beautiful pieces of furniture for his family that will serve as reminders of his love for them for years to come. In his later years, Bill found his slice of heaven at the Cedar Cliffs area in Manila, Utah where he spent his time building a cabin. Family gatherings in Manila fulfilled his dream of spending time with his family and friends in the outdoors hunting and fishing. Of all his accomplishments, Bill was most proud of his five children.
Bill is survived by his wife Joann, his son Jim Clark (Erika), daughters Julie Coates (Mike), Jackie Wilkerson (Mike), Jody Clark (Tony) and Jennifer Olsen (Eric); he also leaves twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Bill requested his family throw him an Irish wake rather than a funeral. So wherever you are, hoist one for Bill and offer a toast or a prayer and spend some extra time with your family in his honor. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com
May 8, 1921 ~ January 10, 2011
Neva Beth Sorenson was born on May 9, 1921 in Provo, UT. She passed away on Monday Jan.10, 2011. She married Kimball Joseph Sorenson on September 5, 1941 in the Salt Lake Temple. She lived in Pleasant Grove, Utah.
Beth was an active member of the LDS Church and served faithfully in many callings in her earlier years, she was actively involved in the Relief Society while living in California and New Jersey. She loved crafts and had many different collections, including her doll collection. She and her husband, Kimball Joseph Sorenson, loved to travel in their RV during their retired years. She was always very close to the church and spent many hours doing genealogy work.
Beth is survived by her children and their families: Janice (LaVar) Clegg, Scottsdale, Arizona; Dean (Sun) Sorenson, Salt Lake City, Utah; Annena Sorenson (Stephen) Brown, Sunnyvale, California; Marc Austin Sorenson, Los Gatos, California; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 17, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the Pleasant Grove Stake Center, 475 East 500 South, Pleasant Grove. A viewing will be held Sunday, January 16, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. in the Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove and one hour prior to services Monday. Interment will be in the Springville City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com
Beth and Kimball were married 65 years before he passed away on September 25, 2006. They are now together again.
July 30, 1922 ~ January 6, 2011
Phyllis Joy Poulson Thomson, 88, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2011, after a short illness. She was born July 30, 1922 to Wallace Eugene Poulson and Estella Payne in Richfield, Utah. She graduated High School in Richfield and spent some time at Brigham Young University, but her well-known energetic enthusiasm for life blossomed when she moved to Washington, D.C. with her husband Talmage Maiben Thomson, to whom she was sealed in the Manti LDS Temple on December 11, 1942. It was there where her truly independent and purposeful personality emerged as she aided Talmage in obtaining his medical degree from the George Washington Medical School in 1948.
She and Talmage moved to Pleasant Grove, Utah, in 1949 where he established his medical practice and she became an indispensible asset to her husband, the community and the people she came quickly to love and cherish. Her accomplishments in the medical auxiliary as well as family, civic and religious service are literally too numerous to mention. She was particularly proud of her service on the Pleasant Grove City Council, her involvement as Co-chair of the Discovery Park project, and as Stake Relief Society President in the Timpanogos, Utah Stake. Her testimony of Jesus Christ was sure and unshakable, and the doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints guided her life’s actions and goals.
She loved to give of herself and her time, not only tirelessly to her family but also to her neighbors and vast numbers of friends in Pleasant Grove. She always reached out to others and invited them to be a part of her life. She deeply appreciated the beauties of nature, and loved her yard and the view of Timpanogos from her kitchen window. Her backyard was her pride and joy, and her grandchildren, great grandchildren and “adopted” families loved to play on the airplane and the huge jungle gym as well as enjoy refreshments, freely offered, under the shade of her backyard trees. She always appreciated the beauties of God’s creations and openly and regularly expressed that appreciation.
She is survived by her children, Dr. Stephen (Ruth) Thomson, Ogden; Dr. John (Patti) Thomson, Salt Lake City; David (Sally) Thomson, Taylorsville; and Barbara (Lynn) Bullock, Highland; 18 grandchildren and 33 great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Talmage, her parents, one brother, Stanford Poulson, and five sisters: Lorna Bodily, Enid Peterson, Ferol Wilkinson and Joyce Poulson, and a granddaughter, Adrienne Thomson. She is survived by two sisters, Gwen Lloyd and Marilyn (Paul) White and in-laws Garth Wilkinson and Faun and Rex Warner.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Timpanogos Stake Center 800 North 100 West, Pleasant Grove. Friends and family may gather Friday January 14, 2011 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove, and prior to the service on Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at the Stake Center. Interment in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com
October 24, 1924 ~ January 9, 2011
Samuel Robert Lapioli, 86, of Salt Lake City, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 9, 2011. He was born October 24, 1924 in Kemmerer, Wyoming to Sante and Ada Lapioli. He married Elaine Barrus, November 24, 1943 in Coupeville, Washington. They were later sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple. Elaine passed away March 11, 1998.
Sam served in the US Navy during WWII. He and Elaine lived and worked in several states but called California home until they retired and moved to Utah.
Sam is survived by his children, Sharon (Monti) Letrich, Lake Arrowhead, CA; Max (Darla) Lapioli, Rigby, ID; Ruth (Randy) Merriman, South Jordan; Mark (Dolores) Lapioli, Philippines; Scott Lapioli, Provo; eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife; sister, Mary Morres; three brothers, John, Tony and Harry Lapioli.
A private family funeral service will be held Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Olpin Family Mortuary Chapel, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove. A viewing will be held one hour prior to services on Thursday. Interment will be in the American Fork City Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 72. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com
The family would like to thank the nurses and aides at the VA Nursing Home for the loving care they provided the last few weeks of our father's life.
February 28, 1922 ~ January 6, 2011
Claire McCammon Kinross passed away peacefully in her home January 6, 2011. Claire was born and raised in Georgetown, Idaho to William and Tabitha Latham McCammon. Married Clinton A Hayes and to that union was born Brent and Corey Hayes. Later divorced. For the past 34 years she was married to William R Kinross and resided in Pleasant Grove, Utah.
Claire was a long time employee of Utah Power and Light, and previously worked for Zions Bank. Claire traveled widely. She was a magnificent artist. She found beauty in nature, especially in her garden. She loved spending time with her family and friends.
Claire was preceded in death by parents, siblings, and son Brent. She is survived by her husband, William R Kinross, her son Corey (Alice) and two step sons, Rick and Russell Kinross, several nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday January 10, 2011 at 1 PM in the Georgetown, ID, LDS Chapel. A viewing will be held at Noon. There will also be a viewing at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 S 300 E, Pleasant Grove, UT, on Sunday January 9, 2011 from 6-8 PM. Burial will be in the Georgetown, ID Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com
February 13, 1925 ~ January 5, 2011
Manuel C. Hastings, devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather died January 5, 2011 in Provo, Utah after a short illness. Manuel and his wife, Thelma, began their life together in Farmington in 1949 starting a successful paint contracting business that continued until 1991. He was actively involved in the community, serving as San Juan County Commissioner, Farmington City Councilman, Rotary President, Bishop and several other callings in Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Manuel and Thelma moved to Utah in 2007.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma, one sister, Ireta Burnett, of Kirtland, one brother, Roy Hastings, of Farmington, his four children and their spouses, Linda and Roger Metcalf, of San Marcos, California, Manalynn and Cy Cooper, of Farmington, Mitzi and David Thomas, of Midland, Texas and Curtis and Sheree Hastings, of Pleasant Grove, Utah, 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday January 8, 2011 at 2:00 PM near the Hastings’ home at the LDS Chapel, 2195 North 100 East, Pleasant Grove, Utah, with Bishop Brent Keetch presiding. Friends and family may attend a viewing from 12:00 noon to 1:45 p.m. prior to services on Saturday. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com
In lieu of flowers, please make a generous contribution to the candidate opposing Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election.
December 3, 1922 ~ January 4, 2011
Ruth Omer Handley, 88, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 4, 2011 of causes incident to age. She was born December 3, 1922 to Gustave Sigfrid and Leona Johnson Omer in Pleasant Grove, Utah. She attended Pleasant Grove schools and graduated from Pleasant Grove High School. She married Ralph D. Handley on December 18, 1943. Later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Ralph and Ruth served in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana mission in 1980. They enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, jeep riding and gardening, Ralph for his vegetables and Ruth for her rose garden. Together they pieced and quilted many quilts for family and friends. Ruth enjoyed family, reading, traveling and sewing. She was an active member of the LDS church. Ruth was known as an excellent cook and enjoyed sharing her many talents.
She is survived by two children, Ralph C. (Janet) Handley and Karla Hansen. Five grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph, siblings, Vaudis (Harold) Healey; Grant Omer, Reed Omer, Louise (Earl) Jacob; Harold Omer and Wesley Omer.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Olpin Family Mortuary Chapel, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove. Friends and family may attend a viewing from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the East Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com
The family would like to thank the caring staff of Envision Home Health and Hospice, Our House of Orem and the individual care from Karen Turner LPN.
March 1, 1930 ~ January 2, 2010
Beloved father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend slipped away in the early hours on Jan. 2, 2011 to find a better fishing spot. Born March 1, 1930 in Orem Utah to Arnold and Elnar Prestwich Fausett. He married June Edwards May 8, 1953.They had five children: Vicki Emery, Carolyn (Hector) Rubio, Kevin Fausett, Ruth Fausett and Ginni Potter. June passed away Feb.2, 2003.
Roy attended schools in Orem and worked at the family lumber mill until he joined the military. He had his own roofing business for most of his working career. He was also a truck driver and habor master until he retired. He was a hard worker all of his life, but his true passion was his family, fishing and camping; he would rather be in the mountains fishing than anywhere else. He was a very loving man, always helping others and never complained. You always stood 10 feet tall, even though you was just over 5.
He had 17 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Roy came from a large family of 13 brothers and sisters.
Roy is preceded in death by his wife, June; 2 sons in law, Dennis Potter and Terry Christensen, one grandson Chance Potter and several brothers and sisters; Dee Fausett, Jack Fausett, Don Fausett, Merl Anderson, Fern Mayo and Eileen Fausett.
Graveside services will be held Thursday January 6, 2011 at 12:00 noon in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 S. 300 E. Pleasant Grove. Dad you will be deeply missed by family and friends.