October 5, 1927 ~ April 13, 2014
Barbara Yocom Allen, 86, of Salt Lake City, long-time Pleasant Grove resident, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 at her home. Barbara was born October 5, 1927 in Salt Lake City to Adelbert “Del” and Elizabeth “Beth” Simpson Warren. She married Karl Yocom on August 22, 1945 in Salt Lake City. Karl passed away in 1983.
Barbara grew up in Salt Lake City and graduated from West High School in 1945. Barbara and Karl made their home in Pleasant Grove, Utah where they raised their four children. Barbara was the first female bus driver for UTA in Utah County. While driving bus she enjoyed meeting people and making life-long friends. Barbara enjoyed being a cub scout leader and served faithfully for many years.
She is survived by her husband Ralph Allen, Salt Lake City; four children: Linda (Fred) Manning, Tremonton, UT; Karl (Myrna) Yocom, Pleasant Grove, UT; Michael (Joan) Yocom, Provo, UT and Brian (Eutauna) Yocom, Smithfield, UT; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11:00 am in the Olpin Family Mortuary Chapel, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove where family and friends may attend a viewing 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.
September 11, 1933 ~ April 4, 2014
Joan Nielsen Beck, 80, of Pleasant Grove passed away April 4, 2014. She was born September 11, 1933 to Alice and Nello Nielsen. She graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 1951.
She married Dallan Beck on February 16, 1952. They were blessed with five children; John, Jody, Ron, Eugene and Allison.
Joan has eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, her three children; Jody, Ron and Eugene and two great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery,700 North 100 West, Pleasant Grove. Family and friends may attend a viewing from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove prior to the services. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
March 1, 1921 ~ April 2, 2014
Blaine Brailsford returned to our Heavenly Father on April 2, 2014, where he was greeted by his eternal companion Mary Helen Rasmussen.
Blaine was born on March 1, 1921, to George Albert and Irma Jean Patten Brailsford. He grew up in Springville with brothers Leonard and Jim who preceded him in death. Blaine is a decorated World War II veteran serving in the US Navy as a radar operator on the battleship USS Tennessee. He married Mary Helen Rasmussen on August 8, 1946, and lived in Pleasant Grove where they raised their six children in the covenant on a Utah Century Farm: Mary Lue (Creig) Fryer, Ronald (Judy) Brailsford, LeAnn (Todd) Bailey, Carl (Mary Ellen) Brailsford, Kevin R (Rebecca) Brailsford and Tom (Shauna) Brailsford.
He is also survived by a son Dr. Samuel (Kathleen) Brailsford Earle.
He is preceded in death by his "Sweetie" Mary Helen and son Kevin.
Blaine worked for and retired from US Steel Geneva works. He inherited a strong work ethic and passed this characteristic on to his posterity. He married Arden McArthur August 11, 1987 who has been a loving wife, attentive companion and caregiver.
Blaine has numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. He enjoyed farming, traveling, dancing and numerous callings in the LDS church. He often testified of his love for the gospel. Blaine and Arden served missions in the Johannesburg South Africa Temple and at the Lindon Cannery.
A viewing will take place on Sunday, April 6, at the Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove, Utah from 6-8 pm.
Services will be held on Monday, April 7, at 2 pm in the Orchard Ward LDS Chapel, 828 South Locust Avenue, Pleasant Grove, Utah with a gathering from 12:45 to 1:45. Interment will take place at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery with full military honors.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
April 13, 1947 ~ March 30, 2014
Our loving mother, sister and grandmother Nona Faye Dune Draper passed away March 30, 2014. She was born April 13, 1947 in Payson, Utah to Sidney and Faye Rowe. She was married to Leslie Jame Draper who preceded her in death.
She worked at the Utah State Developmental Center for many years as a caregiver. After leaving the Developmental Center she opened Mom's Thrift Store in Heber City, Utah. She later took a job at Merit Medical before retiring. She loved camping and fishing but most of all her grandkids. They are going to be lost without her.
Nona was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and her son James.
She is survived by her three brothers; Reed, Dean and Darwin and one sister Jean Hornbeck. Her children; Ward (Raelynn), Kimberly (Matt) and Tonya. 14 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and her best friend Dorine Terry.
Funeral services will be held April 7, 2014 at the American Fork First Ward Chapel, 381 South 300 East, American Fork at 11.00 am with a viewing two hours prior to the services. Interment will be in American Fork City Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at American Fork Hospital and Utah Valley Regional Medical Center for their kindness and support and the American Fork First Ward.
We’re going to miss you Mom.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
September 14, 1928 ~ March 31, 2014
Maxine Alma Kenney West, 85, of American Fork, long-time Pleasant Grove resident, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014. Maxine was born September 14, 1928 in Manti, Utah to Alma Clifton and Leta Buchanan Kenney. She married Milton Loren West on October 8, 1951 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Milton passed away in 1986.
Maxine grew up in Gunninson until the age of 13. The family moved to Salt Lake in 1941. Maxine and Milton made their home in Pleasant Grove where she raised their four children. After Milton passed away, Maxine was a successful Avon Representative for many years and enjoyed those relationships. She was devoted member of the LDS Church and served faithfully in many callings and especially loved serving in the Primary. Maxine loved her family and friends and enjoyed having fun.
She is survived by her four children: Denise West, American Fork; Gerry (Jill) West, American Fork; Maurice (Shelly) West, Mt. Pleasant and Darrell (Rebecca) West, Rigby, ID; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Virginia Park and Georgia (Randy) Elliot.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 4, 2014 at 11:00 am in the Olpin Family Mortuary Chapel, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove. Family and friends may attend a viewing Thursday evening from 6-8 pm at the mortuary and on Friday 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.
February 1, 1932 ~ March 28, 2014
Gweneth Harmon Taylor, 82, of Pleasant Grove passed away Friday, March 28, 2014 in St. George. She was born February 1, 1932 in Moroni, Utah to Samuel Joseph and Jenavie Boren Harmon. She married Jack W Taylor on June 3, 1950 in Wallsburg. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple.
Gweneth graduated from Wasatch High School in 1950. After her children were raised, Gweneth worked in Food Services for Alpine School District for several years. She enjoyed the children and her associations with her co-workers. Her interests included fishing, quilting, handwork, and reading. She was a devoted member of the LDS Church and served faithfully in many callings. Gweneth’s life was one of service and always put her family and others needs before her own.
She is survived by her husband Jack of Pleasant Grove; six children: Jenavie (Chris) Brandt, Divide, CO; Barbara (Scott) Webb, Magna; Elaine (Gary Severtson) Damato, Palmer, AK; Dixie (Verlyn) Ashton, Chubbuck, ID; Meda (Ric) Clark, Draper; Wayne Joe (Amy) Taylor, Fairfield; 17 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; sister: Beth (Al) Pollock, Bullhead City, AZ and brother, Jack Harmon, Mesa, AZ. She was preceded in death by her son, Sam and his wife, Laura Taylor; grandson, Ryan Brandt and son-in-law, James Damato.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 11:00 am in the Pleasant Grove Ninth Ward Chapel, 455 East 200 South, Pleasant Grove. Family and friends may attend a viewing Tuesday evening from 6-8 pm at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove and at the church on Wednesday one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Wallsburg Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints humanitarian fund. Thank You.
September 1, 1967 ~ March 25, 2014
Michael Scott Street was born September 1, 1967 in American Fork to Ron Street and Tootie Street Taylor. Mike passed away March 25, 2014 in Salina, Kansas. He worked and traveled with his long-time best friend Chad Woods. Mike enjoyed camping and fishing and snagging pike at Utah Lake with friend Robert Grace and his sons. Most of all, Mike loved spending all his time with his two boys.
Mike is survived by his sons: Kolby (Mckall) Street, Kameron Street, Kasey Booth, and daughter, Kaitlee (Kein) Humphries; father, Ron (Betty) Street, brother, Jeff (Ashleigh) Street; grandbabies: Jayda, Teagan, Tayson, Taylee, and Tatum. He was preceded in death by his mother, Tootie; son, Kolton; brother, Greg; uncles, Larry Street and Roland Farley; grandparents: Lyle & Melba Street, Roy & Sylvia Farley and Jack Jones.
Graveside services will be held Monday, March 31, 2014 at 12:00 noon in the American Fork City Cemetery. Family and friends may attend a viewing from 10:30-11:30 am at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
The family would appreciate everyone dressing for the occasion as Mike would – shorts are welcome!
November 7, 1931 ~ March 23, 2014
Our beautiful and selfless mother, Marcene Kelsey Thacker passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014. She was born November 7, 1931 in Basalt, Idaho to Earl and Emily Kelsey. The family moved to a farm in Tyhee, Idaho a few miles north of Pocatello where she grew up. Marcene graduated from Pocatello H. S. and received a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University in Secondary Education. She married Lyle Thacker (deceased) on June 22, 1953 in the Salt Lake Temple.
They were married 59 years. She was an active member in the LDS Church and served in various capacities. Marcene enjoyed painting, reading, and playing the piano. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her children: Karen (Bruno) Marberger, Luanne Holden, Kirk (Debra) Thacker, Mark Thacker; Brett (Rachel) Thacker; 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren and her sister, Naoma Bullington. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and six siblings.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 11:00 am in the Timpanogos Stake Center, 785 North 100 West, Pleasant Grove. Family and friends may attend a viewing Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm 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.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.
June 15, 1990 ~ March 21, 2014
Gary Colton Thompson, 23, of Vernal, long-time American Fork resident, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014. Colton was born June 15, 1990 in Provo, Utah to Carla Ann Andersen Thompson and Gary Mads Thompson.
Colton was a loving father, son, brother, uncle and cousin. He grew up in Orem and attended schools there. He was currently employed with Kimzey Casing in Vernal, Utah and worked as a Tong Operator. Colton loved Xbox, was a tease to everyone, and was a comedian - always making everyone laugh. He loved his family and was so proud of his two children. He will always be his mama’s big brown eyes.
He is survived by his two children: Sophia Ann and Zoey Storm; his sweetheart, Kera Sparks, Vernal; mother: Carla Ann Andersen, Vernal; father, Gary Mads (Jessica) Thompson, American Fork; siblings: Kimberly Ann (Brandon) Caldwell, American Fork; Glendon Cody (Shandy) Thompson, Pleasant Grove; Kristin Lynn Jordison, Vernal; Marysa Dale (Kole) Gardner, Vernal; Jayden Alyn Thompson, Vernal; Alexis Joye Thompson, American Fork; Wade Garett Thompson, American Fork and many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 12:00 noon in the Olpin Family Mortuary Chapel, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove where family and friends may attend a viewing from 10-11:45 am. Interment will be in the Orem City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
April 3, 1937 ~ March 20, 2014
Araceli Vallejo was born April 3, 1937 and died March 20, 2014. She died of kidney failure due to diabetes.
She was the mother of ten, grandmother of thirty three, and great grandmother of eleven.
It’s hard to explain what kind of mother she was.
If pictures are worth a thousand words, then here is your picture. Picture our mother with her hands in a fist. She took things that came her way. No matter what she went through she always gave thanks to God. She was always humble. She believed; she just believed. She had a faith that was stronger than anything else, stronger than fear.
If pictures are worth a thousand words, then here is your picture. Our mother died in her bed at home. When the news came that she had died, the house quickly filled with children. After the mortician came to take her away I found it so strange to see the children climb into her bed, wrapping themselves in her blankets. When I asked what was going on, I was told the children just wanted to feel close to grandma. She loved and she was loved.
If pictures are worth a thousand words.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 11:00 am in the Northfield LDS Chapel, 2150 North 100 East, Pleasant Grove where family and friends may attend a viewing from 9:30-10:45 am. Interment will be in the Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, Texas. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com