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Margaret D Lowe Beardall


Margaret D (Lowe) Beardall passed away peacefully in the presence of her family at her home in Spanish Fork on June 8th 2015. Margaret was one of ten Children. She was born on September 6th 1936, to John Powell and Vera May Lowe of Springville, UT. She had a wonderful childhood and made many friends. She attended Springville High School.

She married the love of her life, Homer Beardall, on September 28th, 1956 where they lived in Springville, UT. Margaret had two beautiful daughters, eight wonderful grandchildren, and nineteen sweet great-grandchildren, along with many more to come. Margaret and Homer later moved to West Mountain and loved their home and farm. Margaret was a hard worker and a fruit farmer. They had farms in Orem, West Mountain, and Santaquin throughout the years. She taught her family how to be hard workers, but also how to have fun while working.

Margaret was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She passed along her love for her savior to everyone she met, and was a great example to many. She loved animals and always had to have her dogs with her wherever she went. She loved to go on vacations, and to take her family with her. She also enjoyed going camping and to family reunions. She loved her family, and would always help out in any way she could.

Margaret was preceded in death by her daughter Cindy Savage, her parents, three sisters and three brothers. She is survived by her husband Homer Beardall; daughter Becky (Greg) Spalding. Her Grandchildren, Jerimiah (Bree), Zach (Beaudrea), Wade (Saundra), Teresa (Eric), Andy (Laura), Steven (Sydney), Amber (Rob), and Leslie (Jordan), and many great grandchildren.

There will be graveside services on Friday June 12th at evergreen cemetery in Springville, UT at 2pm. Condolences may be sent to




Rena Lee Jewkes
(October 26, 1944 – May 18, 2015)


Rena Lee Jewkes, 70 of Green River, Wyoming passed away on Monday, May 18, 2015 at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. She was a long time resident of Green River, Wyoming and former resident of Springville, Utah.

She was born on October 26, 1944 in Spanish Fork, Utah, the daughter of the late John and Vera Lowe.

Mrs. Jewkes attended schools in Springville, Utah and was a 1962 graduate of the Springville High School.

She married Robert Louis Jewkes in 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mrs. Jewkes was employed at Geneva Steel for many years.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints.

Her interests included bowling, playing cards especially pinochle, working crossword puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband Robert Jewkes of Green River, Wyoming; four sons Mike Jewkes and wife Letty, James Newmeyer and wife Misty and Paul Jewkes all of Green River, Wyoming and Daniel Newmeyer and wife Raquel of Rock Springs, Wyoming; one daughter Peggy McKenzie and husband Brian of Green River, Wyoming; two brothers Vernon Lowe of Payson, Utah and Lewis Lowe of Orem, Utah; three sisters Margaret Beardall of Salem, Utah, Wilda Gordon of Spanish Fork, Utah and Julie Sorenson of Springville, Utah; twelve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter Candace L. Newmeyer who passed away in 1984; one sister and two brothers.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Friday, May 22, 2015 at the L.D.S. Stake Center, 120 Shoshone, Green River, Wyoming. Friends may call at the L.D.S. Stake Center on Friday one hour prior to services. Graveside Services and Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Springville, Utah on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 2;00 P.M.

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Nancy Ione Lowe Williams

1935 ~ 2015


Nancy I. Williams passed away peacefully February 11th, 2015 at Delta Memorial Hospital in Delta, Colorado. She was born May 15, 1935 in Springville, Utah to John Powell Lowe and Vera May Lowe. She had 4 sisters and 5 brothers.

Nancy met the love of her life, William Walter Williams (Bill) and they were married June 27, 1952. Nancy and Bill were the proud parents of 5 daughters and 3 sons. Their family grew to encompass 21 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson.

Nancy was a very hard worker and a loving mother and wife. She held multiple jobs while raising her children. Nancy and Bill always took their family on picnics, camping, and rock hunting trips. Nancy loved to sing to her children and grandchildren. She loved her children very much and was always there for her family and friends.

Nancy is survived by her loving siblings Vernon, Lewis, Margaret, Wilda, Rena and Julie. Her children Shanna (John) Schwaller, Vickie (Ross) Heiniger, Sandi (Roger) Humphrey, Lanis (Kim) Williams, Jody Williams, Bill Williams and Faye London (Jimmy Lane). Nancy was preceded in death by her parents John and Vera Lowe; her husband William Williams; her brothers George, Eddy and Larry; and three grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at Walker Funeral Home, 187 South Main Street, Spanish Fork, Utah on Monday, February 23rd, 2015 at 10:00am. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:00am to 10:30 am, at the funeral home prior to service. Burial will be at Spanish Fork Cemetery following the services.




Laurel Jean Lowe Dansie

1930 ~ 2014


Laurel was born in Springville on October 17, 1930 to Earl and Jessie Snow Lowe. She passed away at home on December 30th from heart failure. She was the oldest of seven children. Her brother Richard Lowe and sister Carol Lowe Elder preceded her in death, but she is survived by her brothers Douglas, Lynn, James (Jim) and Russell. She married Donald Edgar Dansie in 1949. She is survived by her children Linda Dansie Schiller, Marvin Dansie, Monte (Nick) Dansie, Rex Dansie, Sheila Dansie Park, Donna Dansie, Paula Dansie, John Dansie and Jesse Dansie. Laurel has 25 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren, the last one born Tuesday of this week.

Laurel was a wonderful seamstress and made a lot of her childrens clothes when they were younger. She made beautiful quilts for each of her children and grandchildrens weddings, for every Lowe reunion for over 50 years and for the dozens of babies that came along. She loved gardening when the weather permitted and filled her house with plants. One year, she potted and brought over 20 azaleas into the house for the winter, covering a large share of the kitchen cabinets and driving Donald crazy dodging plants for 6 months!

Laurel enjoyed this last Christmas season, especially the family party where over 50 people were able to make it. She made her traditional holiday raspberry jam and shipped it to all of her kids. Well miss that. Her home was always open and welcoming to family and visitors. You would usually find her at the table playing a game of solitaire or reading. She loved books.

Funeral services will be held this Saturday, January 3rd, at 2 pm at the LDS church at 355 East Center Street, Springville. A viewing will be held Friday, January 2nd from 6 pm to 8 pm at Wheeler Mortuary at 211 East 200 South in Springville. Interment will be at the Evergreen Cemetery


Burton Bubba Ephraim David Losee

1996 ~ 2014



Burton Bubba Ephraim David Losee


Burton Bubba Ephraim David Losee

1996 ~ 2014

Today we mourn the loss of our big hearted boy Burton, aka Bubba. His Father-in-Heaven has called him home for bigger and better things. Burton left us on November 1, 2014. He died peacefully in his sleep.

Burton was born to Amy Jo Perkins and Burton Thomas Losee on September 28, 1996 in Payson, Utah. He lived most of his young life in Spanish Fork and the last 2 years in Payson.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather E.M. Losee and numerous other family members.

He is survived by his parents Amy Jo Perkins, stepdad Gene Perkins and dad Burton Thomas Losee, his brother Christian, Grandparents David & Karen Morrell, and Eva Losee, and Barbara Perkins and his aunt Amber.

Bubba graduated from Salem Hills High 3 terms early and we are very proud of his accomplishment. Burton had a love of music and was always listening to it on the computer and radio. His big heart never stopped giving encouragement to others, always concerned with how people were doing and always offering a hug to those in need. He always showed concern for the homeless and those in need of friendship. He loved studying the law and his hope was to become an LP officer.

Words cannot describe the loss we feel and how much he will be missed.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, 2014 in the Payson 10th Ward Chapel, 780 West 500 South, Payson, Utah. Family and friends may call on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 6:00 8:00 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 587 South 100 West, Payson, or on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 11:45 12:45 p.m. at the church prior to services. Interment will be in the Payson City Cemetery.

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Robert “Bob” Jeffs
1969  ~  2014


Robert “Bob” Jeffs unexpectedly left this earth on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Bob was born on December 16, 1969 in Provo, Utah to William Earl and JoAnn Jeffs. He came from a large family of sixteen children.

                Bob grew up in Elberta, Utah. He graduated from Payson High School in 1987. He had a love of playing the game of baseball while growing up.

                Bob married Diana Gordon in 1988. He loved his family and together they raised four boys, Shan, Derick, Mitchell and Kaden. He loved to take his family camping, hunting and fishing. He loved to cook breakfast while on deer and elk hunting trips with his family. He would help anyone in need, especially with their cars. He was a great father and example to his kids. Bob tried to make everyone around him a better person.

                Besides his family Bob’s next love was cars. He loved to restore classic cars including his 1977 Chevrolet Step-side pickup. He restored it from the ground up even fabricating some of the parts for it himself. He enjoyed showing it at various car shows and had won several different awards. He loved sports and was an avid Denver Broncos and Utah Jazz fan. Bob knew how to work hard and was very determined with whatever task was before him.

Bob will be greatly missed by his two dogs Teig and Sierra.

                Bob is survived by his wife Diana Jeffs; children: Shan (Felichia) Huff, Derick (Cynthia) Jeffs, Mitchell (Holly) Jeffs, and Kaden Jeffs; mother: JoAnn Jeffs; sisters: Julia “Peanut” Jeffs, Jolly Jeffs, and Ann Allan; brothers: William Jeffs, Benji Jeffs, Don Jeffs, Tony Jeffs and Johnny Jeffs; and grandchildren: Korral and Zander Huff.

                He is preceded in death by his father: William Earl Jeffs; brothers and sisters; and sister-in-law Lorrie Huff.

                Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at the Payson 2nd Ward LDS Chapel, 274 South Main Street, Payson, Utah. Friends and family may call prior to the funeral from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Interment will be in the Salem City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at



Roger T. Higginson

1955 ~ 2014






Roger T Higginson passed away on a peaceful Sunday morning, August 24, 2014 in his Nephi home as a result of heart failure.  He was born on September 20, 1955 in Nephi, Utah to Lawrence and Florine (Taylor) Higginson and lived in Nephi all his life.


Roger married the love of his life Hazel Jean Elder on May 5, 1973 and with her raised 3 sons.  


Roger will be remembered for his great sense of humor and the many many laughs shared with his family and friends.  He was a great father and spent countless hours coaching his son’s baseball teams, fishing, four wheeling, model rockets, deer hunting, and many other activities with his sons and other loved ones.  Over the years many have confused Roger with his identical twin brother Rodney, something they often had a lot of fun with.  


Roger worked at Nephi Rubber Products most of his life, starting as soon as he turned 18.  He enjoyed the people he worked with and shared many laughs with his friends there.  He worked many years on the cover machine and in receiving.  Then when computers became more common, he taught himself more about them and eventually became the I.T. administrator for NRP.  Dad loved anything and everything electronic! 


Roger was preceded in death by his mother and father, brother, Craig Higginson, brother-in-law Shelly Elder, and nephew Craig Higginson.  He is survived by his wife Hazel, sons Cody (Missy), Lee (Jennifer), and Jeff, twin brother Rodney (Robyn) Higginson, brother Carl (Lynn) Higginson, sister Nan (Shelly) Elder, and his 10 grandchildren.  


Funeral services will be held at 11 am, Thursday, August 28, 2014 in the Nephi 4th Ward, 345 East 500 North. Family and friends may call Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm at the Anderson Funeral Home, 94 W 300 N and one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment will be in the Nephi Vine Bluff Cemetery.



Dan Bartholomew



Dan Bartholomew


Dan Bartholomew was born January 3, 1933 in a home in northwest Springville, Utah that still stands today. Dan was the 12th of 13 children, born to Floyd and Pearl Larsen Bartholomew.

Dan attended all three grade schools that were in Springville at that time and went to both the old junior and senior high schools. He graduated in 1951. As a child, Dan was kept busy with farm work, household chores and accompanying his mother on her many varied activities as Relief Society President. During the summers in his high school years, Dan worked for the Union Pacific Railroad Concessions at the Utah Parks Company, spending one summer at Grand Canyon and two summers at Bryce Canyon. One year he also helped to close the old Cedar Breaks Lodge.

In the fall of 1951, during the Korean Conflict, Dan joined the Air Force with his friend, Robert Barton. He did so not just for the work, but in the hope of seeing a bit of the world. He was trained as a keypunch operator, a forerunner of a computer technician. During his four years of service, he was stationed at several places in Texas and California.

On June 6, 1953 Dan married his friend, Lois Jean Lowe, in the old First Ward church. They were sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on December 8, 1984. Dan and Lois lived in Riverside, Rubidoux,[1] Highland and San Bernardino California for the next 18 years. After leaving the Air Force, Dan worked as Head of Machine Accounting for Sages Complete Markers, a group of chain stores in Southern California.

After more than six years of marriage, they started a family. They had four children together: Belinda Danette, Dana Ross, Sara Danean and Breck Danson. They didn’t wish to raise their children in California, so after two unsuccessful attempts to get transferred to Utah, Dan decided to change vocations. At that point, Lois, who had had been a registered nurse for 10 years, and Dan decided that he would become one also so they could more easily choose where they wanted to live. At age 35 with four children, Dan went to San Bernardino Valley College. He earned his degree while working nights part-time and caring for the children during the evenings while Lois worked. He was one of only two to graduate with honors, and became a registered nurse.

After working a short time at San Bernardino General Hospital, where Lois also worked, the family finally managed to move back to Springville. Dan was the first male nurse to work at what was then Utah Valley Hospital, now Intermountain Health Care. He was quite a novelty and almost every other nurse on his shift managed to sneak a peek at him during his first few months there.

Lois also worked part-time nights at the same hospital and was soon made night supervisor where she was able to meet a Dr. Davies, who worked in the small emergency room part-time. It was Dr. Davies who convinced Dan and Lois that they would be ideal candidates to participate in a new program to improve healthcare in rural areas. An experimental family nurse practitioner program was started at the University of Utah and Dan was in the second group of graduates. Lois was in the third. The two of them became pioneers in rural healthcare. Dan was sent to Duchesne to start up a rural health clinic for what was then Intermountain Health Care and Lois followed as co-manager six months later.

It was an experimental program and Dan literally had to make it work by trial and error. For the first two and a half years they lived in one room of the clinic, sharing a hospital bed together and cooking on a camp stove. Later they lived in a small trailer next to the clinic where they spent many evenings crocheting together and hiking around Starvation Reservoir collecting aluminum cans. The latter was their way of getting away from their 24-hour on-call status. Whenever there was an emergency, however, the sheriff always managed to find them.

Together they made the venture work by doing literally everything themselves. In addition to patient care, they did their own x-rays, labs, billing, cleaning and inventory management. They left their four children, ages nine to 17, in Springville. Each child was left in charge of him or herself. Dan or Lois always managed to hold down the fort at the clinic, so that one of them could be with the children a day or two during the week. They were both home on weekends until their youngest graduated. Then they stayed in Duchesne full-time.

In 1983 Dan and Lois together were selected by the National Primary Care Association to Be the National Nurse Practitioners of the year and were given a trip to Kansas City Missouri to receive that Award.

Dan was on the Governor’s Board for Rural Health, and he and Lois were also in the experimental programs to give nurse practitioners the ability to write prescriptions and later, to write prescriptions for narcotic drugs. In 1985, after three of their children were already married and the youngest was attending college at USU, IHC dissolved the contract with Duchesne County and Dan returned to Utah Valley where he helped set up the first Rehabilitation unit. Dan retired in 1990 at age 6o, although he did continue to work at nursing homes in American Fork and Springville and for the state at the Utah Medical Assistance Practice in Provo.

Dan has spent these last 23 years with Lois at his side living their lives to the fullest—traveling, rock-hounding, hiking, letter-boxing and doing family history research. His first priority has always been developing and nourishing close relationships with each and every one of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as their spouses. This has been his greatest success.

He has written several books for his family about his life titled “Reflections of an Old Man.” Dan has also written several family history books and has distributed them to historical societies and interested individuals across the nation. One of his books is a collection of all the information on the “Springville Murders” that happened in the 1850s. He gave the book to the Springville Historical Society to copy and sell for their profit.

Dan is survived by his wife, his four children and their spouses, 13 grandchildren and soon-to-be five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Miriam Mitchell, and brother, Owen Bartholomew. Although he is survived by those above, through his good works and all that he as selflessly recorded about his life, Dan too will survive for many years to come.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 15, 2014 at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E. 200 S., Springville.  There will be a visitation at the mortuary one hour prior to the services.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Springville Historical Society.




Eric Ray Lowe


Eric Ray Lowe 1987-2014


Eric Ray Lowe 1987-2014 The Man, The Myth, The Legend!

Eric passed away in American Fork, Utah, surrounded by loved ones, on June 5, 2014. He was born to Earl Ray & Tamara K. Lowe in American Fork, Utah on April 11, 1987.

A lover of life, beauty and risk-taking, Eric pursued all of his interests; working as a firefighter, mechanic and EMT for many years. Eric was a prodigy of both his grandfather's works by serving others. One of his great accomplishments was reviving Dens Automotive, which was started by his great grandfather, Denzel Arthur Turner. Eric was a master craftsman who had every tool to fix any problem, even if he had to make it himself.

He had a thirst for life that was never quenched. He loved adventure! Life was not complete without sinking his Jeep at least once a year!
He was a thrill seeker who had an extraordinary eye for photography, taking his camera snowboarding, off-roading, hiking, biking, boating, climbing,

jeeping, golfing and coffee drinking.

Keep on, keeping on was his motto of unending positivity...which he used over the last few years to defeat many personal, mental and physical challenges!

Eric was like a magnet, drawing others to him with his charm, looks and quick wit. Eric valued family above all else, yet his compassion and caring extended to friends and strangers alike, never hesitating to extend a hand of help. The phone book is not big enough to list all the connections and people he helped. He performed search and rescue and volunteered with Katrina efforts. Eric is survived by his parents, fiancé, Dana Hunerjager, his biological son, Easton and his constant canine companion, Kiara. Sisters and brothers; Jessica French (Brian) Andersen, Alesha (Sebastian) Hoover, Elden Ryan (Macala) Lowe, Grandparents; Geraldean Lowe, David and Carla Turner, many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Viewing will be on Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Cedar Hollow Stake Center located at 2178 North 1200 East in Lehi. Funeral Services will be on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the church with a viewing one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow the services at the Lehi City Cemetery.



Elden Ray Lowe



Elden Ray Lowe

Elden Ray Lowe
1932 -  2014


Elden Ray Lowe, surrounded by his loving family, passed from this world on Wednesday,

January 15, at 6:43 p.m. Ray was born on December 9, 1932 to caring and devoted parents, Sarah Spafford Lowe and William Elden Lowe, and died at 81 years old in that same bedroom he was born in. Ray had a rough life as a child—
his mother passed away when he was five years old. His sister, Alma, stepped in at fifteen years old to be a mother to him and to his other sister, Louise.

In his younger years, he attained a pilot’s license, and loved to fly. He was fascinated with astronomy and looked to the stars often. He graduated from Springville High School and, soon after, joined the Naval Airforce. He flew and was part of the flight crew. He served on Shore Patrol the last year of his service time. After serving four years, he met Geraldean (Jerrie) Jones. A few short months later, they were married, and moved into his father’s home. His father was ill and needed someone to take care of him. All four years that he was in the service, Ray had sent money home for his father while serving in the Naval Airforce. When Ray got out, he went to work at Geneva Steel Plant for 30 years. The two times he was laid off, he worked at Tooele Army Depot as a security officer. After working thirteen years at the steel mill, he received an apprenticeship. He worked hard, got straight A’s, and received his Master Electrician Certificate. He at one time had his own TV repair shop.

Ray and Jerrie had four children—Sarah Louise Lowe Dees (Eric Val Dees), Alice LaRae Lowe French, (George Daniel French), Earl Ray Lowe (Tammra Kay Turner Lowe), and Elden Richard Lowe (deceased) (Lori Kay Johnson Lowe Duncan). He had a passion for genealogy research and, now, leaves behind his own legacy of 36 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He has by now joyfully reunited with his son and the family that had gone on before him. Preceded in death by his parents, William Elden Lowe and Sarah Spafford; his sister, Alma Lowe Willson; and his son, Elden Richard Lowe.  He is survived by his wife, sister, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

His family will always remember his kindness and generosity and willingness to help anyone. He loved his family very much, as they love him.

Services will be held at Wheeler Mortuary at 211 East 200 South, Springville, UT 84663 (801) 489-6021 on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 1 p.m.  Viewing is at 12 – 12:45 p.m. prior to the funeral and on Friday, January 17, 2014 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary.  Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Springville, Utah.


Dixie Jones Pyne




Dixie Jones Pyne

1937 ~ 2012

Our cherished mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Dixie Jones Pyne, passed away peacefully on November 5, 2012, surrounded by those who loved her deeply. We take comfort in the knowledge that she has surpassed the barrier of time as we know it and is forever at home in a place of serenity.

Dixie was born in Springville, Utah on October 8, 1937 to Richard H. Jones and Alice Snow Jones. She married William LaMar Pyne on May 3, 1955. LaMar passed away tragically on March 2, 1975, after which Dixie heroically raised and nurtured her six children by herself. Dixie is also preceded in death by her parents and her sons William "Bill" Pyne and Kevin Lee Pyne, as well as her sister Kate and her brother Bob.

During the time we spent with Dixie, she touched our lives and her presence is a gift we will always be thankful for. She was a voracious reader and a kind and utterly generous person. She was known for her kindness, intelligence, and humor. We will always cherish her memory and want to thank her for everything she did and was. She simply loved unconditionally.

Dixie and LaMar created a large and enduring family. Their surviving children are Susan Harward, Allen Pyne, Valerie (Dale) Archuleta, Karen (Mike) Willis, and Jared Pyne. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Stephanie (Mickel) Sharp, Kristen (Sterling) Parker, David Pyne, Kevin Pyne, Thomas Archuleta, Kara (Johnny) Riddle, Brandon Willis, and Hunter Willis. Her great grandchildren are Kaiya Sharp, Teague Sharp, Atticus Parker, Lincoln Archuleta, Marina Riddle and Nash Riddle. She is also survived by her sisters Evalyn Dansie and Geraldine Lowe, as well as a large and loving extended family.

Viewings will be held at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 East 200 South, Springville, on Sunday, November 11, from 6-8 pm, and on Monday, November 12 from 10-10:45 am. Services will be held at 11 am at the same location. Interment in Springville Cemetery



Darla Dallin Benjamin



Darla Dallin Benjamin our sweet wife, mother and grandmother passed away Nov. 3, 2012 surrounded by her family. Darla was born the second of three children September 19, 1938 to Reed and Helen Mortensen Dallin in Springville, Utah. She was raised in Springville and married Joseph S. Benjamin in 1961. They celebrated 51 years of marriage last August. They were blessed with four children Tami Crandall (Steve), Steven Benjamin (Sandi), Kathy Trammel (Carey James), and April Black (Alex) and 11 grandchildren, four of whom are currently serving missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Darla was a faithful and active member of her church and she touched the lives of many people. She graduated from Springville High School and Brigham Young University. Before starting a family she taught elementary school. She was an avid reader and loved family history and temple work. Her greatest joy was being surrounded by the family she loved. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. She is survived by her husband, three of her four children and her brother, Dwaine Dallin (Brenda). She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Lowell and daughter April. We know she had a joyful reunion with her beloved family that has gone before and we will look forward to the time when we can be reunited with her again.

William "Bill" Williams


William "Bill" Williams


William "Bill" Williams



William "Bill" Williams passed away peacefully January 24, 2012, at his home in Bandon, OR. Born September 7 1933, in Spanish Fork, Utah, to Samuel C. and Sylvia Williams, he was the middle of three brothers. He lived most of his childhood in Spanish Fork or at the Williams homestead up Spanish Fork Canyon. As a teenager, he joined the Army National Guard and served three years deployed in the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged from military service in November 1952.

After returning from the war, he met the love of his life, Nancy Lowe, and they were married June 27 1952. Bill and Nancy are the proud parents of 3 sons and 5 daughters. Their family eventually grew to encompass 21 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren.

Bill was a hard worker providing for his family laboring in the uranium, coal, and soda-ash mines of Utah and Wyoming. Work was long and hard, but dad always found time for his wife and children. His family was always cared for and placed as the highest priority in his life. He took his family on multiple trips & vacations every year. He spent every second of his free time with his children, either teaching them about nature, hiking, hunting, fishing or just good old-fashion family games. Not only did Bill care for his immediate family but he did just about anything for relatives, friends, and neighbors.

Bill is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Williams, an elder brother Samuel Gordon Williams, and 3 sons: Bill Williams, Jody Williams, Lanis (Kim) Williams; 5 daughters: Shanna (John)Schwaller, Vickie (Ross) Heiniger, Sandi (Roger) Humphrey, Nancy (David) Williams, and Faye London, and 65 of his grand/great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Samuel & Silvia Williams, his brother David, and 3 grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at Walker Funeral Home, 187 South Main Street, Spanish Fork, Utah, on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 11 a.m. Visitation for family and friends will be from 10-10:45 a.m. at the funeral home prior to services. Burial will be at the Spanish Fork Cemetery following services, with Military Honors provided by the American Legion.

The family would like to express their sincere love and appreciation to the staff at Walker Mortuary in Spanish Fork and to the staff of Amling & Schroeder Mortuary in Bandon, OR for the loving care and kindness shown to Dad and his family.



Marie Lowe Barrett




Marie Lowe Barrett

1927 ~ 2011


Marie Lowe Barrett, born March 28, 1927 in Springville Utah, passed away at her Springville home on April 3, 2011. Marie was born to Orval Caris (OC) Lowe and Mary Spafford, and attended schools in Springville, Utah and Sacramento,California. Marie held many jobs in Utah county and Sacramento, but her greatest accomplishment was her family.


Marie met Thomas Giles Barrett on February 1, 1947, while working at Geneva Steel Plant, and they were married four days later on February 5th, 1947 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tom and Marie were married for 46 years when Tom died August 29, 1991. Tom and Marie had five children:

Kelly Thomas Barrett (born and died Jan 11 1949)

Peggy Lee Barrett Nash

Thomas Ray Barrett

James Paul Barrett

Ted L Barrett (died April 30, 1993


Marie was an excellent bowler, an avid reader, and a board game extraordinaire. She often spent hours playing (and beating) her grandchildren at Yahtzeeand Scrabble! She loved to spend time with her husband and children, hunting and fishing in Strawberry. Marie was an accomplished knitter and crocheter, spending countless hours crafting blankets and shawls for children in need. Marie also was generous, giving to several charities, and helping to fund missions for the LDS church. Marie will be remembered for her generosity, her commitment to her family, and her dry sense of humor.


Marie is survived by her children; Peggy Lee Barrett Nash (La Grande, OR), Thomas Ray Barrett and wife Sherry Barrett (Fountain Green, UT), James Paul Barrett (USA), daughter in law Melanie B. Herman (Va); brothers Orval Clyde Lowe and wife Mrytle (Safford, AZ), Jerry Reed Lowe and wife Linda (Pierre, SD), George S Kelly, and wife Janice (St. George, UT), Evan Scott Lowe and wife Gwen (Oahu, Hi), Billy Kent Lowe and wife Pat (Springville, UT); sisters Pauline Farrer and husband Don (Provo, UT), Lois Bartholomew and husband Dan (Springville, UT), Lela Shepherd (Robertsville, MI); 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildrenand counting.


Marie was preceded in death by her mother and step-father - Mary Spaffordand Paul J Kelly; her father and step-mother Orval C Lowe and Louise Bramell; husband Thomas Giles Barrett; sons Kelly Thomas Barrett and Ted L. Barrett ; brother Lewis J Lowe; sister Joan Kelly Wagoner; brother in law Alan Wagoner; sister in law Shirlene Harmer Lowe.


A service honoring Marie's life will be held at Wheeler Mortuary in Springville, Utah on Friday April 8th, 2011 at 11am. Friends may join the family to share memories of Marie between 9:45 and 10:45 Friday April 8th, just prior to the service. Services will conclude at Evergreen Cemetery in Springville on April 8th, where Marie will be laid to rest next to the love of her life and her two sons.


F. Wayne Bartholomew

F. Wayne Bartholomew

1922 ~ 2011


F. Wayne Bartholomew died peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. He was born May 12, 1922 in Fayette, UT to Floyd and Pearl Larsen Bartholomew the 6th child of 13. He married Margaret Elizabeth Schoenstra on November 5, 1947 in the SLC Temple.


He served in the Navy during WWII in the Pacific as a Master Blacksmith. He loved gardening and was a Master Gardener. He held many callings in the LDS church including Scoutmaster, faithful Home Teacher and Executive Secretary.


He is survived by his wife; 6 children: Ann (Doug) Sherwin, Bert (Debbie), Ina (Charles) Welch, Lynn (Maxine), Dale (Carole) and Gwen (Scott) Dedrickson; 24 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; 2 brothers: Owen and Dan and 2 sisters: Vera Boswell and Miriam Mitchell.


Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 1 p.m. in the Hidden Cove LDS Chapel, 2379 E 1100 S, Springville, UT. Friends may call on Thursday from 6 - 8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E 200 S, Springville or Friday one hour prior to the services at the church. Burial will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.



Judy Kathleen Wright Lowe



Judy Kathleen Wright Lowe, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend, passed away quietly in her Payson, Utah home on August 12, 2010. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Andrea Butler, her mother, Kathy Wing, her father, Donald Wright, her brother, Rodney Carter and brother-in-law, Butch Curtis. She is survived by her loving husband &sweetheart, John Vernon Lowe, her daddy, Ray Wing, her children, Tanya (David) Teams, Javee (Jada) Lowe, Doni (Glen) Jarvis, Jarrod Lowe, son-in-law Brett Butler, 16 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, siblings, Mickey (Ilene) Carter, Gary (Paula) Carter, Bonnie Curtis, Ralph (Pam) Wing, Lary (Shelly) Wing and Donny (Cherly) Wright, and many, many nieces and nephews.

She was born June 11,1945 in Provo and raised in Springville. She married John Vernon Lowe on June 18, 1966 and they were sealed for time and all eternity. She was a happy loving person who touched lives of countless people. Her family was the center of her world and she was the center of theirs. She loved nature, sunshine and blue skies, painting, reading and many other crafts. Her faith gave her strength throughout her life. Her love for the Savior was always shown in everything she did. She was quick to accept everyone, and never judged anyone. Because of that she was extremely loved. Her beautiful smile was contagious and just one of the millions of reasons that we will all miss her everyday. Until we meet again. We love you Mom!

There will be a viewing held Wednesday, August 18th from 6-8 pm at the Holladay-Brown Funeral Home, 66 South 300 East, Santaquin. Services will be held on Thursday August 19th at 11:00 a.m. at the Payson 5th Ward building at 789 East and 700 North (Arrowhead Trail) in Payson. There will be a viewing prior to the services from 9:45-10:45 am. In lieu of flowers the family wishes that donations be made at any Zion’s bank to the Judy K. Lowe donation fund.



Lorrie Lynn Gordon Huff




Lorrie Lynn Gordon Huff, loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away on Friday, July 23, 2010. She was born July 7, 1959 in San Diego, California to Rulon Jesse and Wilda May Lowe Gordon.

Growing up, she loved spending time with her cousins and family. She graduated from Spanish Fork High School and enjoyed her experiences there.

She married Kelly Huff on May 15, 1976 in Spanish Fork, Utah. She was a wonderful wife and mother and enjoyed being a homemaker and being with her family. She loved her grandkids and spent as much time as possible doing things with them. She had a talent for quilt making and sewing and loved to go camping and fishing with family. She was a best friend to her children and they could talk to her about anything.

Lorrie is survived by her husband, Kelly; children, Melissa (Dustin) Sanderson, and Brett Huff; daughter-in-law, Janel Huff; her parents, Rulon and Wilda Gordon; grandchildren, Alexis, James, Angel, Samantha, and Mason; and three brothers, Kelly (Lisa) Gordon; Randy Gordon; Rodney Gordon; and one sister, Diana (Bob) Jeffs. She was preceded in death by two sons, Jason and Darren.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the Salem Knoll Park Ward Chapel, 160 South 460 West, Salem, Utah. Family and friends may call on Tuesday evening, July 27, 2010 at Walker Family Mortuary, 187 South Main Street, Spanish Fork, Utah from 6:00-8:00 p.m. or on Wednesday morning at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be at the Salem City Cemetery.


Cindy Beardall Savage


Cindy Beardall Savage


Cindy Beardall Savage passed away May 17th 2010.
She was born in 1958, and grew up in Springville Utah. She was an amazing Lady and left a wonderful Legacy behind. She loved to serve others, and was a great example to many. She was a loving, caring daughter, sister, mother and grandmother.

She loved to go camping and fishing and just to spend time with her family. She loved to be with her family as often as she could. She loved to serve the Lord, and to share the gospel to many people in her life. Even when she was going though her trials she never complained, she would always say how much a blessing they were. She was always very positive and always had a smile on her face.

She is survived by her parents (Homer and Margaret Beardall); sister (Becky Spalding); her husband (Michael Savage); her 5 Children (Jeremiah Savage, Wade Savage, Teresa Larsen, Steven Savage and Leslie Johnson) and 7 Grandchildren.

The family would like to thank all those who helped and supported Cindy during her treatments at the Central Utah Cancer Center.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 21, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the Santaquin 16th Ward Chapel, 250 S 580 East, Santaquin, UT. Friends may call on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E 200 S, Springville, UT. Burial will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.


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          Andrea Lowe Butler

Andrea Paige Lowe Butler “Andi” age 36 of Payson, passed away quietly at home on Monday February 8, 2010. She was born on November 8, 1973 to John Vernon and Judy Kathleen Wright Lowe in Provo. Andrea married her best friend, Brett Earl Butler of Spring Lake on November 23, 1991. They were blessed with four beautiful children, one daughter and three sons.

 Andrea was raised in Payson and graduated from Payson High school. She loved life and spending time with her friends. She enjoyed yearly family vacations and loved the mountains. When she was young, Andi loved the water and rarely took her bathing suit off. She loved animals, and especially her cat Mamma Mittens. Andrea’s world was devoted to her husband and their children. She gave all of her time and love to them. Andi was immensely proud of them, and she made sure that everyone knew about all of their accomplishments. She was a wonderful daughter, sister and friend to those closest to her. In the short time she was with us, she touched the lives of countless people. She cared for others in a way that made her loved by many. She will be deeply missed.

Andrea is survived by her husband Brett and their four children; Nathaniel Even Butler (17), Katreena Paige Butler (16), Jonathan Cole Butler (14) and Anthony James Butler (13). She is also survived by her parents, Vernon and Judy Lowe, her siblings, Tanya (David) Teams, Javee (Jada) Lowe, Doni (Glen) Jarvis and Jarrod Lowe; her mother in law, Merna Butler and her husband’s siblings, Michelle (John), Michael, Jaren (Heather), Shannon, Staci (Justin), Kristen, Erin and Alan. She also has 27 wonderful nieces and nephews. Andrea was preceded in death by her grandmothers, Kathy Wing and Vera Lowe, grandfathers, John Lowe and Donald Wright and her father in law, Thomas Butler.

Funeral services will be held Saturday Feb. 13th at 10:00AM at the Mountain View LDS chapel located at 640 East 500 North in Payson. There will be a viewing for family and friends at Holladay-Brown Funeral Home, 66 South 300 East, Santaquin on Friday from 6 to 8 pm and Saturday at the church from 8:30 to 9:45 am. She will be buried at the Springville Evergreen Cemetery. The family would like to thank everyone for the love and support that has been generously shared with all of us at this difficult time. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made at any Utah Community Credit Union in Andrea’s name. Thank You!

If tears could build a stairway and memories were a lane, we would walk all the way to Heaven, to bring you home again… We All Love You Andi and we cherish every moment you blessed our lives. We will miss you!