January 23, 1923 ~ November 29, 2009
Helen Curtis Jacobs Brereton Johnsson, 86, of Pleasant Grove passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, November 29, 2009. Helen was born January 23, 1923 in Salt Lake City to James W. and Zilla Curtis Jacobs. She married Harold W. Brereton on November 1, 1941 in Provo. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She married John Erik Johnsson on March 5, 1955 in Salt Lake City. Both Harold and John preceded her in death.
Helen grew up in Park City where her family owned and operated Jim’s Park Avenue Groceries. Helen never lost her love for Park City. The family later moved to Provo where she graduated from Provo High School.
Helen raised her family in Pleasant Grove as a widow and worked at American Fork Hospital for many years until her retirement. She was the family historian, loved genealogy, and was a member of the DUP. Helen played the piano and was passionate about music.
Helen’s life was about complete devotion to her family. She was so proud of her children and grandchildren and their accomplishments in life.
She is survived by her four children: Sterling (Diane) Brereton, Pleasant Grove; Catherine (Fred) Spencer, Lehi; Susanna (Terry) Williams, Orem; Signe (Scott) Gerber, Lehi; 16 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sons: John, in 2003 and an infant twin son, Eric; brother, Don C. Jacobs; two grandchildren, Cassie Williams and Rhett Brereton.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Pleasant Grove Stake Center, 275 East 500 South, Pleasant Grove where friends may call for a viewing from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Interment will be in the Provo City Cemetery under the direction of Olpin Family Mortuary, Pleasant Grove. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
March 17, 1941 ~ November 21, 2009
Wallace Patrick “Pat” Johnson, of Kalamazoo, MI, lost a valiant 18 month battle with malignant melanoma on Nov. 21, 2009, and went to meet his Savior. Pat was born to James Wallace and Adalia Johnson, March 17, 1941 in Circleville, UT.
Pat was a member of the Third Reformed Church. He served his country for 4 years in the USAF. He worked as a computer programmer. He had a passion for running and had participated in many 5K’s, 10K’s and marathons. He fulfilled a dream of running and finishing the Boston Marathon, which he did twice. He enjoyed photography, reading, gardening and working with the Big Brother program.
Pat is survived by his wife, Judith of 26 years and a daughter, Patrisha Lynne, Minneapolis, MN; stepchildren, Coleen Levdan (Michael) Grand Rapids, MI; James Dracy, NC; Brigene Kelly-Rick (Jim Rick), Bloomingdale, MI; John Kelly (Marva) Gobles, MI. Pat is survived by seven grandchildren. He is also survived by his parents of Pleasant Grove, UT; brothers, Mike (Karen), Am. Fork Canyon, UT; Mark (Eilene) Mesa, AZ; Russell (Eileen) Highland, UT; Craig (Jana) Pleasant Grove, UT; and sister, Candyce (John) Johnson, Orem, UT.
Services and burial will be on Friday, Dec. 4 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Timpanogos Stake Center, 800 N. 100 W., Pleasant Grove, UT. Full military rites will be provided by the Utah Army National Guard. A visitation will be held at the stake center one hour prior to services on Friday. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com
November 16, 1921 ~ November 30, 2009
Afton M. Bertin Fryer Huggard 88, passed away at home on November 30, 2009 after a long illness.
Afton was born November 16, 1921 in Provo, Utah to Harry and Pearl Bertin. Afton spent her childhood in American Fork, Utah. She later married her sweetheart LeRoy “ Sam” Fryer of Lindon, Utah. They were blessed with a son, Jim L. Fryer, born September 1, 1947.
Afton worked as a secretary for Lindon, Central and Valley View Elementary Schools. She retired in 1983 after 23 years of service. She was a member of the LDS Church, Lindon 1st Ward where she served in many callings. Her great love was genealogy, researching her Italian family history. After the passing of her husband, Afton ran a successful farming business with the assistance of her nephew, Creig V. Fryer.
Once again Afton found happiness when she married, Earl Huggard of American Fork, Utah.
Afton is preceded in death by her son Jim Fryer , her husband LeRoy “ Sam “ Fryer, Earl Huggard, her parents Harry and Pearl Bertin and her sister Hazel. She is survived by her sister Thelma Carson, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 2:30 P.M. in the Lindon First ward building, 56 East 600 North, Lindon, Utah. A viewing will be held one hour prior to services on Thursday. Interment will be in the Timpanogos Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortary.com
The Family would like to thank her friends and caregivers Debbie Neff and Lina Pascual.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the LDS Perpetual Education Fund in Afton’s name.
August 5, 1935 ~ November 23, 2009
Willis G. (Bill) Candland, 74, of Springville, UT passed away on Nov. 23, 2009 at his home. He was born and raised in Mt. Pleasant, UT to Willis and Essie Candland, Aug. 5, 1935. He e graduated from North Sanpete High School and USU with a degree in agricultural economics. He was an active member and officer in the USU chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He served in the US Marines from 1955-1958 where he was stationed in San Francisco, CA. He met the love of his life Maxine Sommers and they were married in 1960.
Bill started his banking career in 1961 with Valley Bank & Trust in SLC where he specialized in Ag lending. He moved to Montpelier, ID in 1965 as President of Tri-State Bank and Trust, where he was recognized as a preeminent agricultural banker. In 1988 Bill moved to Utah where he retired as Senior Vice President of Ag lending with Zions Bank. He served two terms as a Trustee of USU and served on the State of Utah Agriculture Arbitration Committee. Bill was an active member of the LDS Church and served in many leadership callings.
Bill’s favorite pastime was spending time at his cabin east of Fairview, UT where his roots and his spirit will reside. During his youth, Bill spent his summers herding sheep on his father’s ranch in Mt Pleasant, UT. Bill spent his first summer herding sheep at the age of 10. It was during this time that Bill gained his love for the outdoors, livestock and agriculture.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine, his children, Catherine (Carlton) Doe, Flower Mound, TX; Cristin (Philip) Owsley, Bozeman, MT; John (Mary) Candland, Cedar Hills, UT. 10 grandchildren and brother, Art Candland, San Diego, CA. He is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held on Sat. Nov. 28, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Old Lindon Church on the corner of Main and Center, Lindon, UT. A viewing will be held on Fri. Nov. 27, 2009 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 S. 300 E. Pleasant Grove, UT and one hour prior to services on Sat. Interment will be in the Lindquist Memorial Gardens, Ogden, UT. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Huntsman Cancer Institute, 2000 Circle of Hope, SLC, UT 84112.
The family would like to thank Alpha Omega Hospice and Home Health for their care and support.
September 27, 1940 ~ November 24, 2009
Linda Ellen Coppins, 69, of Pleasant Grove, UT passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009 from complications of diabetes. She was born Sept. 27, 1940 in Sandpoint, ID to Opal Ellen and Laurin Gerald Morrison. She married Robert Alden Coppins June 12, 1958 in Spokane, WA. They celebrated over 50 years of marriage.
Linda and Bob joined the LDS Church in 1967 and were sealed in the Alberta Temple, March 15, 1969. Linda was very active in the church all of her life. She served as ward Primary and Relief Society Presidents and Stake Relief Society President. She also taught early morning seminary. Linda loved books, learning and life. She was generous and kind to all. Her sparkly, spunky personality uplifted others.
Linda is survived by her husband, Bob, and children, Kali, David, Rebecca, Matthew, Melissa, 11 grandchildren, siblings, Roger Morrison, Hana Hanleigh and Laurin Meyer.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 1, 2009 in the Grove Creek Second Ward Chapel, 700 East 500 North, Pleasant Grove, UT at 11:00 a.m. A viewing will be held on Tuesday from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com
March 23, 1963 ~ November 18, 2009
Dale Gordon Brown, departed from this life in Salt Lake City, Utah due to a sudden heart attack, on November 18, 2009. He was born in Salt Lake City on March 23, 1963 to Verlene and Dale Jay Brown.
Dale worked in the highway construction business as a heavy equipment operator. He was proficient at operating everything from the smallest to the largest road equipment and everything in between.
He is survived by his mother, Verlene Clark; sisters, LeeAnn (Curtis) Johnson; Elizabeth (Paul) Pace and Patti Sue (Jeff) Jackson; sons, Dylan and Dennon Brown; stepson, Dustin Stevie; daughter, McKell Mae Brown, many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles & cousins. He is preceded in death by his father, Dale Jay Brown, grandparents, Thora and Worthen Jackson and May and LaVor Brown.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 20, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in the Loa Stake Center, 20 South 100 West, Loa. A viewing will be held at the church from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. prior to services. Interment will be held in the Loa Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com
February 26, 1931 ~ November 12, 2009
Harold Emory Fannin, 78, passed away on November 12, 2009, in Provo, Utah.
Harold was born and raised in rural Ohio. At age 18 he joined the Navy and served in the engine rooms on Destroyers. He and his wife, Ada, met in California, and he changed to the Air Force. They married in 1955.
With the Air Force, they were stationed in Ohio, New Mexico, Alaska, North Dakota, Spain, Turkey, and Alabama. Harold worked in Liquid Oxygen Plants for most of his Air Force career.
Harold retired from the military in 1970. After a year near his hometown, he and Ada decided Anchorage, Alaska, was where they wanted to live, so they moved to Anchorage. Harold got a job in the Power Plant on Fort Richardson. He retired in 1987. Then Harold worked as an Assistant in the Auto and Diesel Dept. of UAA and retired after more than five years there.
A hard worker, Harold always had jobs on the side, generally related to auto mechanics. Along with mechanical work, Harold enjoyed activities with his family, fishing, dancing, gardening, and other interests. He loved to talk with people and to socialize.
Harold was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Harold and Ada, and their three children, were sealed together for time and all eternity in the LDS church's Hawaii Temple in 1974, which gives great comfort to the family now, knowing they are still a complete and whole family.
Harold and Ada moved to the Lower '48 in 2003, and eventually settled in Pleasant Grove, Utah.
Harold is survived by his wife, Ada, and their three children, Chuck (Lisa) of Eagle River, Alaska, Garnet (Mike) of Pendleton, Oregon, and Marina of Orem, Utah, by five grandchildren, Tiffany (Jesse), Kenny (Michelle), Travis, Krystal, and Sarah, and by six great grandchildren, Keegan, Kinley, Karson, Logan, Natalie, and Adina. Funeral services were held November 17, 2009, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, provided by Olpin Family Mortuary and the Pleasant Grove Seventh Ward. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
July 24, 1991 ~ November 9, 2009
Our precious McKay passed away from a lifelong illness, into the loving arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ, on November 9, 2009 while stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He was born in Provo, Utah July 24, 1991 to Spencer Ray and Annette Barton Mortensen where his father, Spencer, was attending BYU. With his family, McKay then lived in Pendleton, SC, Raleigh, NC, Mercerville, NJ, Westfield, IN, Greensboro, NC and lastly in Wentzville, MO where he completed high school. McKay had a great love for his country and desire to help in the cause of freedom. He joined the Army and began his military service at Fort Knox, KY. He was a member of Bravo Troop, 1-33 Calvary, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (The Screaming Eagles), Fort Campbell, KY. McKay excelled in his training, was an expert marksman and was known for his ability, enthusiasm and love for the military.
We remember him with love: His handsome face, his irresistible, contagious smile, his love for children, his willingness and sincere desire to play with his younger cousins, his helpfulness, his kind interaction with people and animals, his enjoyment of certain video games, his willingness to express love to others, his bravery, and the way he sang the hymns in church with great gusto when he was young. The day he was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, he sounded like an angel as he sang “I Lived in Heaven” with his sister Becky. We miss him but are confident he is now with others that love him, that he will continue to learn and grow, and that we will be with him again when the time is right.
Spencer McKay Mortensen is survived by his loving parents; his sisters: Becky Ann Mortensen and Megan Marie Mortensen; his Grandparents: Taylor and Darlene Minard Mortensen and Ed and Ann Allen Barton; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
His Viewing and Funeral Service will be at the Olpin Mortuary at 494 S 300 E, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062 Viewing: Friday, November 20, 2009, from 6—8 PM; Funeral: Saturday, 11:00 AM with public visitation starting at 9:45 AM; Internment: East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery, 4800 N Eastlawn Dr, Provo UT; Luncheon for family and close friends immediately following (about 1:45 PM) in the Cultural Hall of the LDS Chapel at 500 South on 600 West, Orem, Utah. Memorial Service: Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 7:00 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1401 South Henke Road, Lake St Louis, MO 63367. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com
Spencer and Annette thank all family, friends and military personnel for their help during this trying time.
January 7, 1997 ~ November 6, 2009Blake Jameson Levin, age 12, returned to the arms of his Heavenly Father on Friday, November 6, 2009 at Primary Children’s Hospital of complications from heart surgery. Blake was born January 7, 1997 in American Fork to Angela Levin.
Blake had an unconditional love for everyone and everyone loved him. He had a smile that was contagious and made everyone around him happy. Blake enjoyed the smallest things in life, especially his bucket of toys. He attended Pleasant Grove Junior High School and Cedar Ridge Elementary. He loved swimming, camping, singing, dancing, and being the center of attention.
Blake was very sensitive to the emotions and feelings of those around him. He was always the peacemaker in the family and insisted on group hugs including everyone.
He is survived by his mother, Angie; sister, Jaycee; best friend, Denny; grandparents: Ralph and Debbie Levin; great grandparents, Fred and Trudi Levin all of Pleasant Grove and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Burt and Maxine Seely.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Manila Third Ward Chapel, 3943 North 900 West, Pleasant Grove. Friends may call for a viewing Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove and at the church on Wednesday one hour prior to services. Condolences may be sent the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to any branch of Wells Fargo Bank in Blake’s name.
Our lives will not be the same without you Blake. We love you!
December 18, 1945 ~ November 7, 2009
Karen Elaine Laird, 63, of American Fork passed away Saturday, November 7, 2009. Karen was born December 15, 1945 in Provo to David Joseph and Ruth Perkins Laird. The family was sealed together in the Manti Temple, November 16, 1957.
Karen graduated from Orem High School in 1964. She attended UVCC and became an LPN. She worked at the University of Utah Hospital and then UVRMC in Provo.
Karen enjoyed sewing, crocheting and crafts. She donated many of her completed projects to humanitarian efforts. She also enjoyed camping, fishing and playing games with her good friends. Karen was a wonderful example of graciousness in dealing with adversity. She inspired all who knew her with her courage and determination. Karen was a good and loyal friend. She enjoyed associations with neighbors and ward members. She was always deeply appreciative of kindness shown to her.
Karen is preceded in death by her parents and her little sister, Betty Jean. We know she was looking forward to a glorious reunion with them. We rejoice that she is free from her infirmed mortal body.
Funeral Services will be Wednesday November 11, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Olpin Family Mortuary Chapel, 494 South 300 East Pleasant Grove. A viewing will precede the service at 12:30 p.m. Interment will be in the Orem City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.