July 24, 1943 ~ November 29, 2013
Paul W. Forbes (Mex/critter), 70, of Pleasant Grove passed away November 29, 2013. He was born July 24, 1943 to Bill and Maxine Forbes. He and his three brothers: Dan, Shane, Kim and sister Cathy were raised in Pleasant Grove, Utah.
He was in the National Guard while attending school to become a journeyman machinist. Later, he went on to meet the love of his life, Linda. Together, they enjoyed the company of others and spent many summers with the gang and three children around a campfire or on a houseboat. Chad, Monique, and Jason will remember their fathers love for the outdoors and cruising down the road on his Harley. Eleven grand kids will remember his love for history and interest in their lives. He was always someone his family and friends could count on.
Paul and Linda enjoyed camping at Deer Creek with family and friends. Also, he was a loyal member of the F.O.E and enjoyed his social time there. We are thankful for the love and support he offered. He is preceded in death by: his parents, brother Shane, and grandson Kenneth.
A Viewing will be held Thursday, December 5, from 9:00 – 10:45 a.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove followed by graveside services in the Alpine City Cemetery, 405 North Grove Drive, Alpine. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
July 18, 1962 ~ November 26, 2013
Boyd Wayne Matthews age 51, of Murray Utah, passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday November 26 2013 with his family by his side.
Boyd was born July 18, 1962 to Earl Wayne and Hannah Beth Monson Matthews in Pleasant Grove Utah.
Boyd made everybody's world a more beautiful place, both inside and out. Whether he was creating a beautiful space with his gifts in interior design, helping the young men in detention or being a pillar and example for those in recovery, he loved his careers and fulfilled them with passion and confidence. His beautiful, mischievous smile, his kind eyes, his open loving heart and his gentle manner made it so easy to feel safe and loved around him. Boyd had a witty, charming humor that made it impossible for anyone around him not to laugh along with him. He had a personality that lit up a room when he entered and made others smile.
He is survived by his loving partner of 16 years Dwight Lindsay, his 6 children Zachary Matthews, Jantzen Matthews, Hannah Matthews, Allan Lindsay (Rubi), Michael Lindsay (D'Laina), and Rachael Lindsay, and his 2 dogs Paco, and Gabby. He is also survived by his loving brothers and sisters Gayle, Joyce, David, Lynn, and Jeanette. Preceded in death by his parents.
Please join us for a Celebration of Life for Boyd this Saturday afternoon, poolside, at the Three Fountains of Cottonwood clubhouse in Murray and/or Monday evening for a Memorial service in Pleasant Grove at Olpin Family Mortuary. Details below...
Saturday November 30th 3-7pm
Three Fountains of Cottonwood Clubhouse
5050 South Three Fountains Circle
Murray, Utah 84107
Monday December 2nd 5-8pmFamily line begins at 5:00 p.m., Services from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove, Utah . Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuaryl.com.
August 13, 1921 ~ November 24, 2013
John Goodman Spencer, beloved husband, father, grandfather died November 24, 2013. He was born August 13, 1921 in Sacramento, California to LaVerne and Nettie Spencer.
John is survived by his devoted wife of 72 years, Ruby Marion (Hodges) Spencer. He is also survived by their five children; John/Michelle Spencer, Jean/Bob McClellan, Judy/Dawayne Snyder, Jerry/Katie Spencer and Jolene Allenbach. They have 26 beautiful grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren.
John served honorably in the Army Air Corp in WWII in the Aviation Engineers. He was an avid scouter serving many years as a scoutmaster and receiving his Silver Beaver Award.
John served faithfully for many years in the LDS church, including two missions in Southern California, working in the Timpanogos Temple and in several leadership positions.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him especially by his family and close friends!
Funeral services will be held December 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lindon Eighth Ward, 250 West, 600 South, Lindon, Utah. Family and friends may attend a viewing from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will be in the Lindon City Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
April 23, 1926 ~ November 24, 2013
Douglas Earl Nielsen, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, peacefully returned to his Heavenly home
on November 24, 2013. He was reunited with the love of his life, Joyce Walker Nielsen, who preceded him in death. The eleventh and youngest child of Hensen and Lerena Nielsen, he was born April 23, 1926 in Pleasant Grove, Utah.
He married his beloved wife, Joyce Walker, on August 12, 1946 in the Salt Lake Temple. They were blessed with a family of 6 children, and a posterity of 31 grandchildren and 71 great grandchildren. Together they served an LDS mission in Ireland and worked in the Provo and Manti Temples. Doug served as Bishop of the Lindon 3rd Ward. His legacy will live on through his posterity and the many others he has influenced throughout his life.
Doug was a Navy World War II veteran, an avid Scouter for which he received the Silver Beaver award, and devoted Latter-Day Saint. His hobbies included leather work and many activities with his grandchildren. He loved camping, hiking and fishing. Grandchildren were a welcome addition as long as they were potty-trained, washed their own dishes and baited their own hooks.
He is survived by his children, H (Michelle) of Oak City, Steven of Hinckley, Ron (Cindy Lynn) of Saratoga Springs, favorite daughter Cyndi (Mike) Robison of Fairview, Kim (Alayna) of Vernal, and his daughter-in-law Caren Anderson of Delta. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, oldest son Tom, his granddaughter KeriLynn Nielsen and his siblings.
The family would like to thank the medical staff of Delta Family Medicine and hospice of Delta for their help and loving care in recent months.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 29, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Hinckley Utah Stake Center, 188 North Main, Hinckley, Utah. A viewing will be from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will be in the Delta Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
November 16, 1919 ~ November 21, 2013
Frances Marian Laudie, age 94, of Orem, UT passed away peacefully, on Thursday, November 21, 2013. She was born on November 16, 1919 in Kansas City, MO, to Mosher Shirley and Mary Emma Sweet Ford. She was the second of three daughters.
Marian grew up in Kansas City, MO, and Independence, MO, graduating from William Chrisman High School in 1937. After graduation, she and her sweetheart, Andrew Truman Laudie, were married in Los Angeles, CA, on July 12, 1937.
Marian and Truman began their family in California, and eventually had four children born to them there-- Drew, Bob, Marilyn and Rich. A fifth child, Ron, was born after the family moved back to Kansas City.
It was while living in Burbank, that Marian and Truman and their young family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in 1943. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Mesa Arizona Temple.
Marian and Truman moved back to the Kansas City area in 1952, where they lived in Prairie Village. They were very active in aiding in the growth of the LDS Church in the area. Marian enjoyed serving in various teaching and leadership assignments in all of the organizations of her church. She was a dedicated and faithful member of the Church all her life, and had the gift of simple goodness. Marian had a great talent for building lasting friendships, and she was known for her positive nature and true kindness in her relationships with others.
In 1979-80, Marian and Truman served a mission for the LDS Church in Alberta, Canada. All their sons and many of their posterity have also served missions.
After Truman passed away in 1986, Marian retained her place at the head of her family and lived a richly abundant life for the remaining 27 years, enjoying her family, her church, and her friends. Because of health reasons, she moved to Utah in 2009 to live with her daughter for her last years.
Marian possessed a firm testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and rejoices today with family and friends in a heavenly reunion.
Marian was a devoted and proud mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She had an enormous pride and love for her numerous posterity. Together she and Truman had five children, 38 grandchildren, 99 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Marian is survived by her five children: Drew (Carol) Laudie of Woodland, UT; Bob (Lois) Laudie of Lee's Summit, MO; Marilyn (Bill) Powell of Orem, UT; Rich (Pat) Laudie of Four Oaks, NC; and Ron (Shannon) Laudie of Pleasant Grove,UT; a sister, Shirley (Scotty) Lumsden of Overland Park, KS; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Truman, her parents, sister Genevieve Mingus, granddaughters Wendy Powell, Amy Laudie, and Teresa Adlard., and a great-grandson, Michael Hartzog.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 25, at 2 pm, at the LDS Chapel at 655 S 200 W, Orem, UT. A viewing will be held at the church beginning at 12:30 pm. A second funeral will be held on Monday, December 2, in Overland Park, KS. Interment will be in the Johnson County Memorial Gardens, Overland Park, KS.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
January 12, 1918 ~ November 19, 2013
Kenneth Horace Gillman, age 95, of Lindon, Utah, passed away at his home on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, from causes incident to age. He was born January 12, 1918, in Vernal, Utah, to Horace Phillip Gillman and Leona Watkins. He was their first of five children. His mother passed away when he was eight years old. He continued to live with his father and uncles and completed his education in Vernal.
He enlisted in a Combat Engineers unit in World War II, completed Officer’s Training and served in India and Burma. His unit was instrumental in building the Burma Road which was a major supply line during the war.
He returned to Lindon, Utah, where he met and married Madge Hooley. They made their home in Lindon and lived there all their lives. Ken worked on a crane in the Rolling Mills at Geneva Steel and retired in January, 1981.
He served as a Bishop in Lindon Second Ward, in the Pleasant Grove Stake Presidency, as Regional Welfare Agent in addition to other positions in the LDS Church. He had a small farm where he raised cattle. He loved watching BYU football and basketball games. He and Madge travelled with their friends to many BYU sporting events.
Madge passed away in March, 2002. Ken continued to live on his own, taking care of his farm and animals until the last few months. He was independent and used his time prudently.
Ken is survived by his five children: Leona (Royal) Christensen, Lindon; Gordon (Sherry) Gillman Lava Hot Springs, Idaho; Lyle (Lori) Gillman Vernal; Bill Gillman, Salt Lake City; Lisa (Kevin) Gillman, Lindon; sister, Bula Gurr of Vernal, 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
His was preceded in death by his wife Madge, his parents, and sisters: Vergie Shumway and Reva Cobbley, brother Garth Gillman and grandson David Christensen.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 25,2013 at 11 am in the Lindon Second Ward chapel, 610 West 100 South, Lindon. There will be viewing Sunday, November 24, from 6-8 pm 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 Cemetery.
The family expresses their appreciation to Jaclyn Williams and the staff of Hospice for Utah for their gentle care and expertise during these last few months. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to LDS Church Perpetual Education Fund.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com
December 16, 1949 ~ November 18, 2013
John Edward Told age 63, passed away November 18, 2013 after succumbing to a lingering illness. John was born on December 16, 1949 to Morris Bill & Moya Thomas Told in Salina Utah.
John's early life was lived in the rural settings of Wayne County, Utah and Unita County, Wyoming. He attended grammar and secondary Schools in Orem, Utah. After graduating from Orem High School in 1968, John attended Weber State College.
He possessed many artistic abilities and was hired as a set designer in several successful Hollywood productions including: Spencer for Hire, The Love Boat, The Carol Burnett Show, and Trapper John MD and The Donny and Marie Show in addition to several movies. After residing in Agura Hills California, he relocated to Midway, Utah.
It was there John began his great love of restoring Historic Masterpieces to
their original appeal. These included the Historic Swiss Homes of Bonner Corners and the Lethe Tatge of Midway, Utah. John loved to collect LDS Church antiques, including Brigham Young’s Territorial Chair and brought “Mormon Pine” to the forefront of early Utah Pioneer craftsmanship.
He is survived by his father Bill Told, Salt Lake; siblings: Tom (Mollie) Told, Parker, CO; Morris (Elaine) Told, South Jordan, UT; Jenefer T. Young, Portland, OR and David (Belinda) Told, Cedar Hills, UT many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 11:00 am in the Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove, Utah where family and friends may attend a viewing from 9:30-10:45 am. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
John will be missed as a Son, Brother, Uncle and Friend.
April 12, 1931 ~ November 11, 2013
Don West, 82, of Pleasant Grove passed away November 11, 2013 at his home. He was the youngest of nine children, born to E. Thomas and Chloe Freeman West in Pleasant Grove. Don married Mary Lee Tillery in 1949 and together had three sons.
Don could fix anything. He wired the family home when he was nine years old. He was well known for all the race engines he built for others and especially for the world records in power boat racing and at the Bonneville Salt Flats. He and his son Marty were members of the Bonneville 200 MPH Club. Don ran 247 and Marty 260 MPH in their blown Firebird. He was a fierce competitor and never entered a race to be second place. Don built cars, boats, and engines and his world records were the product of his hard work. He was voted into the Utah Sports Racing Hall of Fame in 2011.
Don loved to work at his shop, Don’s Automotive in Pleasant Grove. He loved his customers. It was common to see several old tractors in front of his shop. He worked on American Fork’s fire engine and even the dentist chair. His customers were his friends. His surviving son Billy has been his best friend and together enjoyed coffee every morning and night. Don left a legacy of hard work and a family that he loved. We love him and miss him greatly.
Don is survived his wife Mary of Pleasant Grove; son, Billy West, Pleasant Grove; six grandchildren: Tiffany, Danielle, Tony, Bobby, Rose, and Heather and many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his two sons: Bobby and Marty.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 15, 2013 at 11:00 am in the Grovecreek Fourth Ward Chapel, 942 North 500 East, Pleasant Grove. Family and friends may attend a viewing Thursday evening from 6-8 pm 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 Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
July 30, 1925 ~ November 7, 2013
Shirley Jean Iba Emerson, 88, of Pleasant Grove passed away Thursday, November 7, 2013. She was born July 30, 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Wallace Mono Iba and Susan Leona Palmer Iba.
Shirley grew up in Salt Lake City and graduated from East High School. She moved to San Francisco as a young woman and lived there most of her adult life. She worked for Southern Pacific Railroad as an Office Manager. Shirley enjoyed sewing, gardening and loved her pets. She was a devoted member of the LDS Church and served in various positions. Shirley loved and enjoyed her family dearly.
She is survived by her daughter Susan (Mike) Garcia, Cedar Hills; four grandchildren: Elyse Garcia, Kyle Garcia, Haley Garcia and Griffin Garcia; sister, Elizabeth Page McBride and brother, DeForest (Jan) Page and several loving nieces and nephews and her beloved cat, Boo.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the Olpin Family Mortuary Chapel, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove, Utah with no viewing prior to services. Interment will be in the Highland City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
March 7, 1925 ~ November 5 2013
Mack Robert Ostergaard, 88, of Lindon returned to his Heavenly Parents peacefully on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at his home. He was born March 7, 1925 in Myton, Utah to Robert Harold and Elvira N. Ostergaard. He married Irene Warnick on May 29, 1946 in the Salt Lake Temple by Mark E. Peterson.
Mack grew up in humble circumstances in Cokeville, Wyoming and graduated from Kemmerer High School in 1943 and never missed a day of school. Mack was part of the Greatest Generation and served his country during WWII in the Pacific Theater and later in the Utah National Guard. As a Nose Gunner on a B-24, he flew 44 missions for which he was very proud. Mack and Irene settled in Lindon and raised their five children. He worked as a Foreman at Geneva in the blast furnace and along with his wife ran Milassco Green House in Lindon. Mack was an active member of the LDS Church and served a mission with Irene to Harrisburg, PA.
Mack is survived by his wife Irene of Lindon; four children: Laurel (Stephen) Cranney, Steven (LeAnn) Ostergaard, Scott (Colleen) Ostergaard and Charlene (Fred) Carlson; daughter-in-law, Claudia Ostergaard, 27 grandchildren and 64 great-grandchildren; siblings: Robert (Sylvia) Ostergaard and Louise (H. Bart) Bartley. He was preceded in death by his son Arlan Ostergaard and grandson, Thomas Cranney.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 11, 2013 at 11:00 am in the Lindon Twentieth Ward Chapel, 320 West 500 North, Lindon. Family and friends may attend a viewing Sunday evening from 6-8 pm 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.