Obituaries
Arlo A Walker

Arlo Walker

Arlo A Walker  89  passed away February 22, 2011 while under the gentle care of the Charleston Assisted Living Center in Cedar Hills.

 

He was born in Lindon, Ut. on October 2, 1921 to Arthell and Luella Walker; the oldest of five sons. 

 

Arlo was drafted into the Army Air Corps during World War II and served in China, Burma and India.      As he put it: “I saw the world”. 

 

He married Dorothy Hancock in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on March 6, 1942 and later, they bought a small home in Pleasant Grove on Locust Avenue and remodeled it.  They lived there for over 60 years. Together they have eight children.  Larry (Jeanie) currently serving a mission in Australia, Irene Dalsing, (Lyle), LuWayne (Linda)  Lynae Savage(Mike), Keith (Sandy),  Lorene Mace(Harold),  Arlis Svedin (Doug) , and Corey (Wendy)  , also 43 grandchildren and 62  great-grandchildren so far.

 

He loved to irrigate and tend his garden and enjoyed the results at dinner many times.  He spent hours in his wood shop making many things with his hands, including curio cabinets for the house, dressers for the bedrooms, folding stools for his family and grandkids, and many pieces of art that he created with his scroll saw.  

 

He really delighted in camping and looked forward to when he could go hunting or fishing with his brothers and members of his family.  He and Mom were members of the Happy Hobo’s  of the Good Sam’s Club and enjoyed the many friendships they made.

 

He served in many church callings: fishing with the scouts in the High Uinta Mountains, as a stake missionary and later, he and Dorothy served as a couple in Washington State.   He served as a counselor in a Bishopric with Mack Palmer.  He enjoyed serving and working in the temple and served as a guide during the open house of the Mount Timpanogos Temple.  He loved to read his scriptures; he had the spirit of Elijah in his heart and worked hard to keep a genealogy record of his family and extended family.

 

He provided for the family by working in the Foundry at Geneva Steel and retired after 37 years. 

He said  “It was a good life; it was a hard life”  We will miss you Dad. 

 

He is survived by his brothers Howard and Sterling, and all of his children, and preceded in death by his parents, His bride Dorothy of 67 years, two brothers Lloyd and Glade, and five grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be held Saturday February 26th at 11:00 am  in the  Grove Ward Chapel, 455 East 200 South,

Pleasant Grove. 

 Friends and family may attend a viewing on Friday, February 25th, from 6-8 p.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary,

 

  494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove and at the church one hour prior to services on  Saturday.  Interment will be in Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post 72.    Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com

 

 
Shyrlan T. Whiteley

Shyrlan T. Whiteley passed away unexpectedly on Feb 20, 2011.  He was born on March 5, 1931 in American Fork, Utah to Theron and Veada Whiteley.  He married Kathleen Green on Feb 20, 1950 in the Salt Lake Temple and enjoyed 61 wonderful years together.  He grew up in Utah County where he developed a love for farming and horses which he maintained throughout his life.  He graduated from Pleasant Grove High School and retired from Geneva Steel after 38 years.

He loved watching sports, was an avid horseman and spent a significant amount of time on his farm.  These passions however, could not exceed the love and commitment he had for his family.   He could be found regularly attending activities or events that involved his children, grandchildren or great grandchildren.

Shyrlan is survived by his wife Kathleen, children; Shyrleen (Michael) Shoell, Shelley (Boyd) Fenton, Kaylon (Jan) Whiteley, Laurel (Reid) Mitchell, Wayne (Lisa) Whiteley, 25 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren, siblings; Donna Andersen, Dora Harper, LaRae Creer, Alta Mae Johnson and Ronald Whiteley.  He was preceded in death by two infant daughters, Hollie Kae and Jill, his parents and his sister Carma Smith.

Funeral services will be held on Friday Feb 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM in the Pleasant Grove Stake Center, 275 East 500 South.  Viewings will be on Thursday, Feb 24 from 6-8 PM at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, and from 9:30-10:45 AM prior to the funeral at the Stake Center.  Condolences may be sent to www.olpinmortuary.com.

We love you Dad!  You are forever in our hearts.

 

 
Kyle Brown Nixon

May 30, 1985 ~ February 9, 2011

Kyle Brown Nixon, 25, passed away February 9, 2011 at his home in Pleasant Grove, Utah.  Kyle was born on May 30, 1985 in Olympia, Washington to Louis Kirk and Evelyn Jean Brown Nixon.

 

Kyle lived a life full of love, love came easily to him.  He was naturally gifted with compassion and a tender heart.  He was happiest when he knew he was making others laugh.  Kyle truly appreciated and loved everyone.  He was constantly thanking others for their kindness to him, his family and his friends. 

 

From the time Kyle came into this life he warmed others hearts.  His huge brown eyes gave him our nickname of “Buggers”.  His smile was contagious and he truly would do anything to help a friend in need. 

 

Kyle was extremely talented in sports.  His love of skiing and basketball were just thrilling for him.  He enjoyed the competition in basketball, but even more than wining he loved the guys he played with.  He loved the thrilling sport of skiing these past two years and like anything he tried, he became very good from the very start. 

 

He loved the outdoors, especially being in the mountains.  He loved to go camping with family and friends.  He was so fun to be with.  He loved road trips and going new places. Each year he looked forward to the guy’s time when they would go hunting.  He will surely be missed.  He was the life of the party and always tried to make others have a good time as well. 

 

He loved music, especially classic rock.  Led Zeppelin, The Doors and Pink Floyd were among his favorites. 

 

He had a heart of gold and could always see the good in everyone.  He loved to tell jokes and pull pranks.  He was such a little teaser from his earliest years till the very end.  He loved his little nieces and nephews and could play with them so easily because he was just a big kid himself. 

 

The love of his life was his darling Madison Thomas.  He adored her and was always looking forward to their future together. 

 

He would always tell us that he had absolute faith in the Savior and the gospel of Jesus Christ.  He gave the most beautiful prayers and loved his family and friends so much.  He is now at peace and in the loving arms of the Savior. 

 

Kyle is survived by his parents, Kirk and Jeannie Nixon; brother Judd (Shauna) Nixon; sisters Amber (Ron) Marsh and Ashley Telford; nephews Reagan Marsh, Ethan Nixon and Maddox Marsh; nieces Ellie Nixon, Ada Telford and Olivia Marsh; grandparents Louis John and Leone Nixon; many aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Campbell Lee and Veone Jensen Brown.

 

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 18, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Manila 11th Ward Mahogany Chapel, 1320 West 3540 North, Pleasant Grove.  A viewing will be held Thursday, February 17, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove and 1 ½ hours prior to services on Friday at the chapel.  Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com

 

 
Marion Tanner Peters

March 21, 1925 ~ February 14, 2011

Marion T. Peters of Pleasant Grove passed away February 14, 2011 after a brief illness. 

She was born on March 21, 1925 in Holbrook Arizona to Joseph Marion Tanner and Lily Black Tanner. She married Frederick Henry Peters on November 17, 1945 who preceded her in death on June 30, 1979. She is also preceded in death by her brother James Maxwell Tanner, he passed away in March of 2003.

 

Marion was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Her simple faith and testimony was a strength to everyone who knew her.

 

Marion was a woman of many talents, very energetic and worked very hard, even in her later years. One of the greatest joys in her life was working with the special needs community. She was instrumental in establishing the PALS organization which was a musical-comedy group comprised solely of special needs individuals who performed all over the state of Utah. She also took in a special needs foster child after her children had grown.

 

She dearly loved her family and is survived by her daughter Pat Haddock of Orem Utah and her husband Rod Haddock, and her son Mike Peters of Fort Collins Colorado and his wife Sue Peters.   She also leaves behind 10 grandchildren and their spouses, and 18 great grandchildren. She was overjoyed with the prospect of 3 additional great grandchildren who are on the way.  

 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday February 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM in the Canyon Road LDS Chapel, 2195 N 100 E, Pleasant Grove, Utah. 

 

There will be no viewing at her request.  A private family graveside service will be held following the funeral service at Orem City Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Special Olympics Utah.  http://www.sout.org/.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.

 

 
Bonnie Joyce Adamson

January 3, 1935 ~ February 10, 2011

Our sweet Bonnie Joyce Adamson of Pleasant Grove passed away Feb. 10, 2011 after a long battle with cancer.  She was surrounded by her loving family.  Bonnie was born Jan. 3, 1935 to William Henry Pierson and Ida Mary Atwood Pierson. 

 

She was talented in many areas; painting, sewing and gardening. You could always expect a handmade gift she had put much thought into. She enjoyed camping and the outdoors and had much love for the mountains. She had a special love for all children.  She rode in the rodeos at a young age.  She then went to college in Richcrest, CA., where she majored in nursing. Bonnie was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she had a strong testimony. Her faith and dedication was to her family and Heavenly Father. 

 

She is survived by: her loving husband, Kenneth Adamson; her children, Eddie Gus Udell, Debbie Kim Nielson and Johnnie Bovee Butterfield; her sister Pat Spainhower; 13 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by: her son, Shayne Dean Udell and her brother Marvin; sisters, Dixie, Faye, Donna, and her parents. 

 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Timpanogos Sixth Ward Chapel, 520 North 400 East, Pleasant Grove.  Friends and family may attend a viewing on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at the Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove and at the church one hour prior to services on Wednesday.  Interment will be in Pleasant Grove City Cemetery.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com

 

 
Dr. Dale Owen Anderson

August 1, 1952 ~ February 8, 2011

Dr. Dale Owen Anderson, 58, passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2011 in Shreveport, LA after a battle with cancer.   

Born August 1, 1952 in Pleasant Grove, Utah, he was the son of Fern Thacker and Robert Benjamin Anderson.

He married Colleen Watts on December 20, 1975, in the Provo, Utah LDS Temple. They have seven children: Jeff (Rachel), Heather (Jon), Brooke, Kristin (Matt), Robert (Mary), Lauren (Josh), and Becca.


After completing his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University in 1984, Dale started teaching at Louisiana Tech University.  He taught in the Mechanical Engineering Dept. and was the faculty advisor for the Society of Automotive Engineers chapter.  His students built electrical cars and dune buggies.  Dale retired from LA Tech in 2003, and pursued his consulting business.   He will be remembered as a skilled engineer and mathematician by any who knew him professionally.  

Dale dedicated much of his life to service, especially through the Boy Scouts of America.  Dale was an avid Scouter and proudly encouraged his two sons, Jeff and Robert, to earn their Eagle Scout Awards.  He led troops, planned scout camps, and helped many young men earn their badges and learn new skills.  

Dale was a lifelong, active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He served a mission in southeast Mexico.  He served his local church congregation in many capacities, but his special concern was for the youth of the church.   He looked for ways to get the youth involved, and most recently was entrusted with the stake young men's program.   Dale took his responsibilities to his fellow church members very seriously, and is remembered as a caring and faithful servant of the Lord.

Dale most enjoyed being a grandfather.  His grandchildren affectionately refer to him as "Bop." He loved tending the babies of our growing family, and playing games with the children.  The older grandchildren and children have fond memories of trips to the park, paddling the canoe, and going on long walks with Bop.  His grandchildren are: Madison and Jackson (children of Jeff and Rachel Anderson); Eero, Jonathan Thomas, Lilia, and Sophia (children of Heather and Jon Ward); Collin (son of Kristin and Matt Songe); and Kyle (son of Robert and Mary Anderson).  

Dale was preceded in death by his father, Robert.  Dale leaves behind his wife Colleen, his seven grown children, and his eight grandchildren.   He is also survived by his mother, Fern, and five siblings: Kent Anderson, Sandy (Fred) Schut, Gary (Karen) Anderson, Jenett (Randy) Green, and Nancy Anderson and their families.

A funeral service was held Saturday, Feb. 12 in Ruston, LA.  Friends and family are welcome to pay their respects at Olpin Family Mortuary (494 S. 300 E.) in Pleasant Grove on Monday, Feb. 14 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.  A funeral service will be held in the Timpanogos 1st Ward Chapel at 332 E. 500 N. Pleasant Grove on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 11:00 AM.  A viewing will be held prior to services starting at 9:30 AM.   In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Boys Scouts of America at
www.scoutingfriends.org or with your local Boy Scout troop. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com

 

 
Doris Carroll Simper

January 14, 1924 ~ January 27, 2011

Doris Carroll Simper, 87, of Pleasant Grove passed away Thursday, January 27, 2011.  She was born January 14, 1924 in Logan, Utah to Daniel Sylvester and Mary Eaton Carroll.  She married Daniel Simper on November 7, 1942 in Santa Monica, California.   Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple.  

 

Doris spent her early childhood years in Vernal, Utah and graduated from Santa Monica High School in California after her family moved.  During the war years, Doris worked for Douglas Aircraft and North American Aircraft Companies as an Administrative Assistant.  After the war, she and Dan made their home in Pleasant Grove where they raised their four children.  Doris served faithfully in many callings in the LDS Church.  She loved nothing more than homemaking, cooking, and spending time with family camping. 

 

Doris is survived by her husband Dan of Pleasant Grove; four children: Brent (Karen) Simper, Carol (Dale) Richins, Ron Simper, and Joan (Warren) Brandow; 19 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Maxine Carroll.  

 

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 31, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Timpanogos Third Ward Chapel 425 East 500 North, Pleasant Grove.  Family and friends may attend a viewing Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove and at the church on Monday one hour prior to services.  Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery.   Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.  

 

 
Lily Gladys Smith Mills Cullimore

January 15, 1923 ~ January 26, 2011

Lily Gladys Smith Mills Cullimore, 88, of Pleasant Grove passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2011.  Lily was born January 15, 1923 in Dagenham, Essex, England.  She married Joseph Rae Mills on June 3, 1944 in Romford, Essex, England.   Their marriage was later solemnized in the Los Angeles Temple.   Ray passed away in 1972.   She married Parker Cullimore in 1976.  Parker passed away in 1998. 

 

Lily was an only child, raised in Dagenham, England.  She joined the British Royal Land Army in 1942, receiving recognition for her service from British Prime Minister Brown in 2008.  After her marriage to Ray, they made their home in Pleasant Grove, Utah where they raised their three sons.  Lily worked in the school lunch program at both Grovecrest and Central Elementary Schools.  She then worked at the Post Office in Pleasant Grove for many years and later at the Senior Citizens Center, retiring at the age of 82.  These pursuits gave her a chance to establish many wonderful friendships in the community. 

 

She is survived by her two sons: Frank (Annette) Mills, Pleasant Grove (currently serving an LDS Mission in the Marshall Islands), Terry (Christi) Mills, American Fork; eleven grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her son, James Robert Mills in 1976. 

 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Pleasant Grove, Grove Ward Chapel, 455 East 200 South, Pleasant Grove.  Family and friends may attend a viewing Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove and at the church on Saturday one hour prior to services.  Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com. 

 

 
Robert Harmer Walsh

September 12, 1922 ~ January 25, 2011

Robert Harmer Walsh, 88, passed away in Orem, Utah, on January 25, 2011, from complications of kidney disease and diabetes. 

 

Born, September 12, 1922, to John Robert and Isabel Harmer Walsh, he grew up in Farmington, Utah.  During World War II he served in the armed forces as a waist gunner on a B-17.  He married Arlene Andrew on October 4, 1944, in the Salt Lake Temple.  She preceded him in death.

 

He graduated from Brigham Young University and obtained a Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1951.  He then moved with his family to Ohio, where he was a research chemist for PPG Industries until his retirement.

 

An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in many callings in Akron, Ohio, including, bishop, stake patriarch and sealer in the Columbus Ohio Temple. He and his wife found great joy in serving three senior missions to Ireland, New Zealand and the Ohio Cleveland-Akron Mission.

 

Survivors include a sister; his two sons and three daughters; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

 

A family memorial service will be held on January 29, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove. Funeral services will be held on February 5, 2011, at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 735 N. Revere Road, Akron, Ohio.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the LDS Church's Perpetual Education Fund. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com

 

 
Warren D. Brown

June 16, 1930 ~ January 20, 2011

Warren D. Brown was born June 16, 1930 to Robert Douglas Brown and Alberta Gardner in Blackfoot, Idaho. He had two brothers, Scott Guy Brown (Catherine Decker-deceased) and Noel G. Brown (Charleen Carlson).  His family moved to Montana in his high school years, where he graduated from Fergus County High School in Lewistown, where he enjoyed playing football and basketball.  Sports were his joy until his death.  He worked a short time in his father’s tire store and then in an appliance store.  At eighteen he joined the Navy and served for 21 years, being in the Korean War and the Vietnam conflict.  He received awards for outstanding conduct.  He so loved the sea.  He loved his country and was a very loyal patriot.

 

At 23 he came home, married his sweetheart, Betty Ann Leistiko, March 11, 1953 in the Idaho Falls Temple. They had three children, Brent B. Brown (Alyson Price), Kam C. Brown (Joanna Robinson-deceased) and Kelli Ann Brown.  At age 50, Betty died of colon cancer and Warren remarried Marilyn Moyes Barlow, October 19, 1984 in the Provo Temple.  He had four step-children, Bonnie Marie (Ronald McMillan), Mary Louise (David Taylor), Hubert Rampton Barlow III (Darci Decker) and Katherine Ann (Leslie Carvel Wilson).  He was grandpa to 26 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.  He also remained close to Betty’s five sisters and their husbands and families all residing in Arizona. 

 

He was very active as a Latter-day Saint, serving in many positions and two missions, one Stake and one in the Provo Temple Baptistery.  He dearly loved his Heavenly Father and was a good example while serving all his family, friends and neighbors.  He simply loved people!  He retired from the Navy in 1972 and went right to work for Sears where he served as Receiving Manager and Physical Maintenance Engineer for another 20 years.  His hobbies include gardening and sharing the produce with neighbors.  He loved being Santa Claus each Christmas season.  He suffered many physical health problems throughout his life but was not a complainer and finally he was challenged by Alzheimer’s which took his life at age 80. 

 

The family is so appreciative of the loving care he received at Greenwood Elderly Care, along with the wonderful support from Alpine Hospice.  They also appreciate all the doctors that cared for him in the past, and those at present.  We thank you all!

 

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 31, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Orem Heatheridge Stake Center, 450 East 2000 North, Orem.   Family and friends may attend a viewing, Sunday, January 30, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove and from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to services on Monday.   Interment in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery, 1997 South 400 East, Springville.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com

 

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the LDS General Missionary Fund.

 

 
Aleda Matilda Jensen Coates

May 8, 1919 ~ January 23, 2011

Aleda Matilda Jensen Coates, 91, of Mayfield, long-time Gunnison/Pleasant Grove resident, passed away Sunday, January 23, 2011.  Aleda was born May 8, 1919 in Mayfield to Royal Welcome and Vanessa Leah Hill Jensen.  She married Rex Louis Coates in Salt Lake City in 1936.  Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. 

 

Aleda grew up in Mayfield and attended schools there.  Aleda and Rex made their home in Pleasant Grove where they raised their three daughters.  She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and quilt making.  Her family loved her raspberry jam.   She worked in the Alpine School District Lunch program at Pleasant Grove High School and Central School in Pleasant Grove.  Aleda retired at the age of 72 after having only missed one day of work in all her 30+ years of service.  

 

She is survived by her two daughters: Vera (Bruce) Goodwin, Pleasant Grove and Donna (Fred) Paskett, Provo; ten grandchildren and many loving great-grandchildren; siblings: Royal (Maxine) Jensen, Dale (Maureen) Jensen, Phyllis (Jim) Gregerson, Maxine (Phillip) Black, and Bill (Karen) Jensen.  She was preceded in death by her husband Rex; her daughter, Doris Lewis, grandsons: Travis Allan and Cole Ruckman; sisters: Virl Vanetta Nelson and Roella Warenski.  

 

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 28, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Gunnison LDS Chapel.  Family and friends may attend a viewing Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove and at the church on Friday one hour prior to services.   Interment will be in the Gunnison City Cemetery.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.  

 

The family would like to thank Love Hospice for the excellent care they gave Aleda, especially, Merrilee, Emily and Julie. 

 

 
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