Obituaries
Donald George Schaefer

August 1, 1930 ~ January 9, 2010

Donald George Schaefer, 79, of Orem passed away January 9, 2010 of a sudden illness.  He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and teacher who will be greatly missed. 

 

Don was born August 1, 1930 in Portland, OR to John Henry and Elva Mae (Lewis) Schaefer.  He grew up in Northern CA, then attended BYU where he met his sweetheart, Georgia Lea Bullock.  They were married June 3, 1957 in the Salt Lake Temple. They spent their married years in Springville and Orem, UT.  Together they enjoyed playing in the Utah Valley Symphony for 25 years with Don playing the trombone.  Don taught band, strings and chorus in Spanish Fork and Springville schools. After receiving his second Master’s Degree, Don was the media specialist at Payson High School for 23 years. 

 

A faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Don served in various callings throughout his life, including a mission to West Germany.  He also served as a senior missionary with Georgia in the Tokyo Shibuya Mission. 

 

Don is survived by his children, Mark (Laurie Clyde) Schaefer, Lehi; Marnae (Todd) Ballantyne, American Fork; David Schaefer, Mesa, AZ; Sharolyn (Mark) Wilkinson, Gilbert, AZ; 23 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his wife Georgia, parents and brother Glen. 

 

Don will be remembered for his kind and gentle demeanor, his patience and his love of music.

 

Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sunset Heights Stake Center, 1260 S. 400 W., Orem.  Friends and family may call Thursday evening, Jan. 14, 2010 from 6 to 8 pm at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 S. 300 E. Pleasant Grove and at the church on Friday from 9:30 to 10:45 am.  Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com 

 

 
Lenore Delaine Brady Nielsen

May 14, 1924 ~ January 10, 2010

Lenore Delaine Brady Nielsen, 85, of Pleasant Grove passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, January 10, 2010.  Lenore was born May 14, 1924 in Duchesne, Utah to Loren Edward and Phydonia Stott Brady.  She married Glenn Christian Nielsen on November 24, 1947 in Pleasant Grove.  Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple.  Glenn passed away in 2000. 

 

Lenore spent her early years in the Uintah Basin and later moved to Pleasant Grove with her family where she graduated from Pleasant Grove High.  Lenore and Glenn were the proud parents of six sons and extremely proud parents of their only daughter.  Lenore was a faithful member of the LDS Church and served in many callings during her life.   Lenore and Glenn were avid scouting supporters, raising six Eagle Scouts and motivating many other boys in the Timpanogos Third Ward to achieve this honor.  Lenore enjoyed camping, fishing, and year-round outings with her family.  She looked forward to spring when she could plant her flower gardens and enjoyed working in her yard. She loved to crochet and her family and many others are the proud recipients of her talent and kind heart. 

 

Lenore is survived by seven children: Kenneth (Sylvia) Nielsen, Hilo, HI; Jim (Jackie) Nielsen, Highland; Michael (Trudy) Nielsen, Pleasant Grove; Gary Nielsen, Herriman; Mark Nielsen, Pleasant Grove; Jay Dee (Robin) Nielsen, Orem; Kathy (Max) Sessions, Pleasant Grove; 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; brothers: Archie, Evan, and LaRoss Brady.  She was preceded in death by her grandson, Joshua; sister, Ellen Tregaskis and brother, Lester Brady. 

 

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the Timpanogos Third Ward Chapel, 425 East 500 North, Pleasant Grove.  Friends may call for a viewing Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove and at the church on Thursday 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. 

 

 
Dawson Joseph Lindstrom

August 6, 2006 ~ January 5, 2010

Our little angel Dawson Joseph Lindstrom was freed from the cares of this world Tuesday January 5, 2010 at 11:27 p.m. in the loving arms of his family.  He was born with his twin sister on August 6, 2005 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and had many wonderful adventures living with his family in Jerome, Twin Falls, Bellevue, and Hailey, Idaho.   

Dawson’s life was, and is, full of purpose—for each to discover for themselves.  After over 40 surgeries and 4 ½ years of service and sacrifice, he has now sealed his love, and has laid down his life for his friends—all of you.  As much as we will miss his little kisses, we look forward to being reunited with him in the resurrection.   

He leaves his parents, Ryan Glen and Amy Kaye (Salisbury)Lindstrom, his favorite big brother Jakob Ryan, and his special twin sister Mallory Kayla to carry on his mission.  To read about his time on this earth, please visit thewondertwins.blogspot.com. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.  in the Cedar Hills Stake Center, 3950 West Cedar Hills Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah.  A viewing will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the church 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        

 

 
Edward Kimball Corbett

January 27, 1938 ~ January 1, 2010

Edward Kimball Corbett passed away peacefully on January 1, 2010, surrounded by his family. His death marks the end of a nine year battle with cancer. He endured his illness with faith and humility and was a great example to his family. Ed was born on January 21, 1938 to Don Cecil and Marion Young Kimball Corbett, the third of five children and the only son. He spent his growing-up years in Salt Lake City, Chicago, Denver, and Washington D.C. He attended BYU, where he met his wife, Julie Colvin. They were married in 1963 in the Salt Lake Temple. He loved his wife deeply and they were truly kindred spirits.

Ed lived an exemplary life. He was a life-long, faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a mission in the North German and Berlin Missions, and this was one of the highlights of his life. He loved serving in the church and served in many callings including bishop, high councilor, temple worker, missionary to the Laotian branch, and primary teacher. He especially enjoyed serving in the primary in the Dallas 4th ward with his sister Mary. Ed had a tender heart and was a kind and loving husband, father, and grandfather. His greatest joys were with his family. He loved being with his grandsons. He loved to travel with them and spend time with them. He was always concerned about them. It gave him great satisfaction to see them reach milestones in their lives. He also liked to play with them and to teach them. It was a wonderful experience for his family to hear him bear his testimony about the Savior this last Christmas morning.

Ed enjoyed his career as a dentist. He practiced as long as his health permitted. He was lucky to have a wonderful office staff who made it a pleasure to go to work. He regarded them as a second family.

Ed is preceded in death by his parents and by an infant daughter (Lisa) and son (Don). He is survived by his wife, Julie, his daughter Anne Marie (Mark) Eisele, his son Edward (Andrea), and seven grandsons: Mark, Drew, Matthew and Nathan Eisele; and David, Matthew and Luke Corbett. He is also survived by his sisters: Joanne Taylor, Mary (Jesse) Taylor, Julie (Dwaine) Goodwin, Catherine (Richard) Melchin and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lindon Stake Center, 1050 E, 100 N, Lindon, Utah. Friends and family may attend a viewing from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Provo City Cemetery under the direction of Olpin Family Mortuary, Pleasant Grove, Utah. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com

 
Dale Walter Hunter

September 19, 1952 ~ December 28, 2009

Dale Walter Hunter was the third son born to Dee and Virginia Hansen Hunter.  He was born in the Provo Hospital and returned home to American Fork, Utah.  He attended Forbes Elementary and graduated from American Fork High School in 1970.  He attended the University of Utah for one year.  He worked as a carpenter, apartment manager, and finally joined Global Coatings of Pleasant Grove where he worked for over 30 years and eventually became partner/manager.  Dale married Mary Ann Searle and together had a son.  They were later divorced.  He married Julie Young and had four daughters.  They were later divorced.  He married Evelyn Conway Money.

 

He is survived by his wife Evelyn; parents; two brothers: Steven (Connie) Hunter, Wyoming and Lynn (Diane) Hunter, American Fork; son, Chad (Juli) Hunter, Highland; four daughters: Meghann Allweiss, Mission Viejo, CA; Jessica (Brian) Wanlass, Highland; Shanna (Devin) Larsen, Orem; and Heather Hunter, Highland; seven grandchildren and numerous extended family.   Also surviving him are his good friend and neighbor Carolyn Ruiz, life-time friend David Wagstaff and business associate Patti Kilpack and his dog, Buddy. 

 

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 12:00 noon in the Olpin Family Mortuary Chapel, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove.  Family and friends may attend a viewing Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. at the mortuary and on Thursday one hour prior to services.  Interment will be in the American Fork City Cemetery.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com. 

 

 

 
Eugene (Geno) Frederick Credaroli

March 22, 1938 ~ December 28, 2009

Eugene (Geno) F. Credaroli passed away, Monday, Dec. 28, 2009.  He was born March 22, 1938 in New York City to Eugene Credaroli and Marie M. Zhem.  He married B. Eleene Baker in Norwalk, California.

 

Gene loved camping and traveling by car and motor home to see the countryside and explore new areas of this and surrounding states.  He loved custom cars, going to car shows and cars of the 50’s and 60’s era.  He also loved riding his motorcycle and skimming across the water in our ski boat.  He had fun square dancing for several years and helped out with the scouting program at church, he especially had fun helping with the Klondike derby.

 

Gene served his country in the U.S. Army from 1963-1965.  He was a Master Tool Maker in the aircraft industry in California for many years.  Before moving to Utah he worked on the first DC 10 airplane.  He was employed at Geneva States Steel Pipe Mill before closing.  He became a tool maker again at Teleflex Defense Systems in Spanish Fork until retirement.  He also mentored at Auto Meter in Pleasant Grove.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents.  Gene is survived by his wife, Eleene, three children; Todd Credaroli, Michele (Frank) Erhart and Anthony (Tony) Credaroli; nine grandchildren, Aubrey and Austin Credaroli; Sarah, Erica, Amanda and Alicia Cobb; Dylan, Tanner and BrekynnLynn Credaroli.

 

A viewing will be held, Wednesday, December 30, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. at the LDS Church located at 1200 North 800 East, Orem.  Graveside services will be held, Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Orem City Cemetery, 1520 North 800 East, Orem.  Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 72.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com

     

 

 
Roy Dean Rowland

June 1, 1933 ~ December 26, 2009

Roy Dean Rowland, 76, of Pleasant Grove passed away Saturday, December 26, 2009.  He was born June 1, 1933 in Orem to Roy and Margaret Skinner Rowland.  He married Iris Maxine Housekeeper on October 1, 1955 in Provo.

 

Dean grew up in Orem and attended school there.  He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War.  He worked at Geneva Steel and Kennecott Copper as a Master Electrician and an Instrument Repairman and retired from both companies. 

 

Dean enjoyed fishing, camping, golfing, rock hounding and especially spending time with his family.  He was active in the Provo Elks Lodge #849 and served as Exalted Ruler.   Dean coached youth sports in Pleasant Grove and served as Scout Master in Pleasant Grove Seventh Ward. 

 

Dean is survived by his four children: Debbie (Randy) Hansen, Salt Lake; Rick (Paula) Rowland, Orem; Carrie (Ed) Prewitt, Payson; Kent Rowland, Pleasant Grove; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; siblings: Shirley Hatch, Betty Pawlowski, Evelyn Hilton and Gary Rowland.   He was preceded in death by his wife Maxine and infant daughter, Kathy. 

 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Olpin Family Mortuary Chapel, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove where family and friends may attend a viewing from 9:30-10:45 a.m.  Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com. 

 

 
LaVern Alma Rhoades

October 27, 1918 ~ December 25, 2009

LaVern A Rhoades of Lindon passed away on the evening of Dec 25, 2009. LaVern was born Oct 27, 1918 to Carl A. and Estella Ivie Rhoades in Hanna Utah. He was raised in the Tabiona, Utah areas of Duchesne County. He graduated from Duchesne High School.

 

 After graduation, he moved to Provo where he worked and attended two semesters at Brigham Young University before being called up with the first draft from Provo into the U.S. Army. He served his country during World War II from the beginning to the end. He served in North Africa, Sicily, on Utah Beach during the invasion of Normandy. He was there during most of the major battles in Europe, and continued marching into Germany. He was in Germany when the peace treaties were signed. 

He married Helen Lucille Pate on Aug 6, 1948 in the Logan Temple. He supported his family by working for 35 years at Geneva Steel, and running a small family farm in Lindon. There was never a shortage of work to be done, and he was never bashful about doing it. His life was dedicated to the well being of his wife and family, and to his faith as an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Besides the many other callings he held in the church, he and his sweetheartserved a mission on the reservations of South Dakota. He was always a hard reliable worker, and left every place he ever lived in better condition than he found it. He found great satisfaction and pleasure in working the family farm and in his woodworking projects. He was a great whistler and you would always find him whistling a tune as he worked. He truly appreciated the good friends and neighbors he had over the years.  

Lavern was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Lucile Farr, stepmother Alice Rose, and a grandson Tyson Hepting. He is survived by his wife Helen Rhoades; children and their spouses Carl E. (Dusty) Rhoades, Mesa, AZ; Candice Rhoades American Fork; Kathrine Rhoades, Lindon; Peggy (Joseph) Thornton, Syracuse; Diane (Michael) Hepting, Lindon; Boyd (Peggy) Rhoades, Lindon; 25 (Michael) Hepting, Lindon; Boyd (Peggy) Rhoades, Lindon; 25 Grandchildren, and 34 great grandchildren.  

The family would like to extend many thanks to friends and family who have helped in his care these last few months, especially to Harmony Health Care who have been of so much service.  

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lindon Stake Center, 56 East 600 North, Lindon. Friends may attend a viewing Monday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove and at the church on Tuesday one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Lindon City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.

 

 
Betty Jeanne Huntington Smith

November 2, 1923 ~ December 20, 2009

Betty Jeanne Huntington Smith was born November 2nd, 1923 and died December 20th, 2009.  Preceded in death by her husband, Don L. Smith, and her daughter Carol Lea Diamond Moosman,  her parents and all of her siblings but Arthur, she is survived by two sons, Scott (Catherine) and Mark (ex Barbarajean) as well as her son-in-law, Rex Moosman.  She has 16 grandchildren as well as numerous great grandchildren. 

She lived most of her life in Spanish Fork, Utah where she was reared, and Pleasant Grove, Utah where she worked in the Smith Rexall Drug with her husband and extended family for over 40 years.  An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served for many years in the Relief Society and Primary.  She enjoyed Family History, Name Extraction, and Temple Work.   She enjoyed working in the PTA.  She loved gardening, reading, and handicraft.  She has bequeathed over 27 journals containing her personal history including a vivid account of life growing up in the Great Depression.   She has spent her life in personal service, working tirelessly, and performing acts of kindness for which she will be fondly remembered. 

 

Her funeral is scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 in the Timpanogos Third Ward Chapel (400 East, 500 North Pleasant Grove, Utah).  A viewing will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday before the funeral.  Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery under the direction of Olpin Family Mortuary, Pleasant Grove.    Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com. 

 

We express thanks to Pam and Ted Goodall, Mary Cisneros, Debra Durham, and the Dastrup family as well as numerous faithful visiting teachers who have cared for her during her last years.   

 

 
Dorothy Field West

April 5, 1923 ~ December 17, 2009

Dorothy Field West, age 86, of Pleasant Grove passed away on December 17, 2009 surrounded by her family.  Dorothy was born April 5, 1923 in Green River, WY to Robert Earl and Grace Rich Durrant Field.  She was the eldest of five children.  She married Kenneth Dale West on April 26, 1946 in the Salt Lake Temple.  

 

She devoted her life to her family and her faith.  She was respected and loved by everyone privileged enough to know her.  She will always be remembered for her positive outlook, acceptance of life and outrageous sense of humor.  

 

She is survived by her husband Dale; four children: Steve (Diane) West, Dianne W. Adamson, Gary (Chris) West and Sharlene W. (Paul) Hebbert all of Pleasant Grove; 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Betty Barton, Las Vegas and Carol (Vernon) Packer, Kaysville.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Ken Field and sister, Peggy Coop.  

 

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Olpin Family Mortuary Chapel, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove where friends may call for a viewing from 9:00-10:45 am.  Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.  

 

The family wishes to express their great love and appreciation for the health care professionals from Country View Manor and First Choice Hospice for their love and care. 

 

 
Alta C. Noble

August 7, 1923 ~ December 14, 2009

Alta C. Noble, 86, passed quietly Mon. evening, Dec. 14, 2009, with close family by her side.  She had struggled with poor health over the past year but maintained her independent and active lifestyle. She continued to devote her loving attention to family and friends and to care meticulously for her home and yard.  Alta woke early each day determined to be at her best, well-groomed and fashionably dressed.  She cherished visits from family, neighbors and friends and lived for the special outings she attended with her twin sister, Elda and nieces, Barbara and Shari.  She was deeply touched by the love, generosity and thoughtfulness of new friends who brightened her days and lifted her heart. 

Alta was born Aug. 7, 1923 at the home of her parents on Main Street in Pleasant Grove.  She is the fifth of five children born to Clifton Romaine and Rhoda Juliet Barnes Clark.  She is a daughter of Pioneer heritage, the great-great granddaughter of Elder Parley P. Pratt, and the great granddaughter of George S. Clark who was sent by Brigham Young to help settle what came to be Pleasant Grove.  She married V. Glen Noble in the Salt Lake Temple Nov. 1, 1939 and was widowed March 12, 2001.  She is survived by her three daughters, Sharolyn Iverson of Salt Lake City; Jackie Bunnell of Santa Rosa, CA and Shauna Brackenbury of Provo.  Alta is also survived by her sister, Elda C. Christensen Bowen.  Her posterity to date is twelve grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 21, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Mt. Mahogany Stake Center, 1548 North 900 West, Pleasant Grove.  A viewing will be held Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove and at the church on Monday from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.  Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com

 

 
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