Georgia H. Davidson
LOGAN ÿ Georgia Holjeson Davidson, 94, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2000. Georgia was born August 15, 1905, in Smithfield, Utah. She was the first child born to Andrew J. and Johann Miriam Noble Holjeson. She attended school in Smithfield through the 9th grade then began attending North Cache High School in Richmond.
When Georgia was 15 years old, her mother passed away from blood poisoning. Georgia and her younger sister Sybil had to assume the responsibilities of running the home. They found out after one year at North Cache that it was too hard for them to attend school and wash and iron, make bread and do all the cooking. They didn't return for the 11th grade. Georgia always felt bad that she was unable to finish high school.
After a five-year courtship, Georgia married Joseph Donald Davidson on October 8, 1927, in Salt Lake City. She worked alongside her husband helping with all the chores on the farm. In 1973, she began to lose her eyesight and was legally blind for many years. Through all her trials, which were many, she never complained and always put others' needs before her own.
Georgia was a wonderful cook, enjoyed gardening (she had many beautiful African violets), loved to crochet and loved to fish and camp with her husband, children and grandchildren. She was the happiest when her family was around.
She was a member of the LDS Church and a member of the Logan Second Ward for 72 years.
She is survived by a son, J. Bruce (Deanna); a daughter, Ann, both of Logan; a sister, Anna Lou Campbell (Don) of Grant, Ala.; a brother-in-law, LaMar Fullmer, Logan; her four grandchildren, Stacy Baird (Richard), Patti Falor (Rick), Gayle Wolford (Jay), and Tom Davidson, (Pauline); and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband on January 17, 1981; a son, Owen; three sisters; Sybil Willmore, Joan Moser, and Marie Fullmer.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, June 30, at 11:30 a.m. at the Logan City Cemetery. The family will meet friends and relatives from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday at the Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E. Center St., Logan.
The family would like to extend their thanks to Dr. Redd and the staff at Sunshine Terrace for their kindness and services over the last four years.
Gone but never forgotten!
Dorothy Frank Carlson
PRESTON ÿ Dorothy Frank Carlson, 77, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at the Bannock Memorial Hospital in Pocatello, Idaho, with her family and friends by her side. She was born January 1, 1923, in Logan, Utah, the daughter of Oscar Tempest Frank and Anne McCullock
Frank Gibbons. She married Norman H. Carlson on Sept. 3, 1941, in Preston, Idaho. Their marriage was solemnized on April 27, 1944, in the Logan, Utah Temple.
She loved the outdoorsÿ camping, hunting, and her greatest love was fishing. She loved spending time with her family in the mountains. She was a very talented person and she enjoyed painting ceramics, needlepoint, and sewing. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and in earlier years she taught in the Primary. She enjoyed being with her family and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband Norman, of Preston; a daughter, DeeAnn (R.B.) Nelson, Preston; a son, Norman Terry (Donna) Carlson, Sandy, Utah; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and by a sister; Norma (Joseph) Burton, Bountiful, Utah. She was preceded in death by her parents and by a brother, Errol Frank.
Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, July 1, in the Whitney 2nd Ward chapel with Bishop David Beckstead conducting. Friends may call Friday, June 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home and Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Preston
Merle Burt Fife
BONITA, Calif. ÿ Merle Burt Fife, 73, died at her home in Bonita, Calif., June 20, 2000. She was diagnosed with leukemia 10 months ago.
Merle was born in Clarkston, Utah, March 23, 1927, to Joseph J. and Daisy Buttars Burt. She married Marlin A. Fife in the Logan LDS Temple December 20, 1946.
Merle attended schools in Cache Valley and graduated from North Cache High School in 1945. She worked at C.C. Anderson Company while her husband completed his studies at Utah State. They moved to the Los Angeles area where Merle worked at Haggerty's Department Store and Marlin continued his
studies. He graduated from Medical School in 1953. They relocated to the San Diego area and have resided in Bonita, Calif. for 33 years.
Merle was very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in ward and stake Relief Society and Young Women's organizations. She and Marlin served in the San Diego LDS Temple from its dedication until a few weeks before her death. Her life was centered around her husband, children and grandchildren.
Merle loved antiques. She collected furniture but was especially interested in and knowledgeable about antique art glass. She was generous with the use of her home for weddings, receptions and many other activities. Merle had many friends and was loved and respected by all who knew her.
Survivors include: husband Dr. Marlin A. Fife; children: Gregory Marlin Fife (Robin) Oceanside, Calif., Nanette Boaz (Norm) Spring Valley, Calif., Francine McDade (James) Modesto, Calif., James Albert Fife (Sharon) Dusseldorf, Germany, Joseph Andrew Fife (Sandra), Smithfield, Utah, and 19 grandchildren. Brothers and sisters; Norma Bowen, Magna, Utah, LaVell J. Burt (Elva) Magna, Utah, Cleo T. Call, Logan, Utah, Velma D. Wells (David) Clearfield, Utah, John A. Burt (Merl) Bountiful, Utah, and S. Lyle Burt (Maurine) St. George, Utah. Merle was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Daisy Burt, and a sister, Larene.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 1, at 11 a.m. in the Logan City Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Nelson Funeral Home, 162 E. 400 North, Logan.
Terry Fred Hugie
HYRUM, Utah ÿ Terry Fred Hugie, age 47, was called on a mission to an address closer to home. He died peacefully on Tuesday, June 27, 2000, with his family at his side, after a heroic effort to survive leukemia.
He was born April 23, 1953, to Fred John and LuDean Smith Hugie in Preston, Idaho. He was the third child of nine. He moved to Dugway, Clearfield, and Mountain Green.
He served an LDS mission to the Fiji Suva Mission from 1973 to 1975. He married Shanna Lynne Christensen in the Salt Lake Temple after nearly a four-year engagement. They were blessed with four wonderful children - Tiffany, Cody, Christopher and Jennifer. They have lived in Kaysville, Salt Lake City, Logan, Nibley and Hyrum.
He was a high priest in the Hyrum 1st Ward and had previously served as a teacher, ward clerk, executive secretary and Elders' Quorum president.
Terry had a love for learning and an inner core of integrity. He was a man of his word, loyal and kind.
He could be seen helping a neighbor in a snowstorm, although it meant more to him if no one knew.
He worked hauling hay, landscaping for Clearfield Landscaping, making fishing rods for Browning Manufacturing, plant operator for Salt Lake City, Electrical Apprentice and has worked the past 23 years for Logan City Light and Power as a metering supervisor. Some of his choicest friends were the colleagues he was blessed to associate with.
Terry had a love for home and family. His loving guidance to his children defined the title of Father. He taught his children early that they had a special haven in the world at home. He taught them that their real best friends were the members of their own family.
Terry was a talented composer and poet. He was quiet about his talent but his light warmed many dark corners of the world and was never hidden. He always steered away from the praise of mankind. His music and words echo in the hearts of his family and friends.
He taught his children early to love their Heavenly Father, truth and hard work. This is the legacy he leaves.
He beautified his corner of the world and had a love for creating a tapestry of flowers and trees where weeds once stood.
He is survived by his wife Shanna, Hyrum; daughter, Tiffany (Bryan) Skelton, Salt Lake City; son, Cody, serving an LDS Mission in the Columbus Ohio Mission; son, Christopher, Hyrum; daughter, Jennifer, Hyrum.
He is also survived by his parents, Mountain Green; four brothers, Jon (Karen) Hugie, Syracuse, Kim (Kathy) Hugie, Mountain Green, Paul (Paulette) Hugie, Peterson, David (Diane) Hugie, Layton; four sisters, Glenda (Larry) Pentz, Croydon, LuAnn (Joe) Pentz, Croydon, Denise (Wayne) Price, Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Tresa (Tony) Jones, Morgan; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
His grandparents preceded him in death.
Special thanks are given to his donor, Tresa Jones, Dr. Edward Redd (for being a friend as well as his doctor), the UofU Oncology/Hematology Team, the UofU bone marrow transplant doctors, nurses and staff, the Hyrum City First Responders, the Logan City Paramedics, Logan Regional Hospital Staff, the UofU Critical Care Unit, and the UofU Surgical Intensive Care Unit. He would want you each to know that this was a battle well worth waging and many choice bonus days were spent with family and friends because of your tireless efforts.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Allen-Hall Mortuary in Logan. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 1, with Bishop Conley Schwartz conducting at the Hyrum Stake Center, 595 S. 200 East, Hyrum, Utah, at 12:30 pm. Friends may call Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E. Center St., Logan, Utah, and from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, at the church. Burial will be held in the Hyrum Cemetery.
LOGAN ÿ Fola Petra Gates Atkins passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at her home. She was born to Eugene Emmett Gates and Petra Olivia Pedersen Gates on Dec. 26, 1924, in Soda Springs, Idaho.
She attended eight grades of school in Meadowville, a dry farming area eight miles north of Soda Springs, in a little one-room house. She graduated from Soda Springs High School in 1942 and moved to Logan that same year.
She was employed at The Bluebird restaurant for longer than 45 years and enjoyed every bit of it. She especially enjoyed the people she associated with, flowers, nature, quilting and food.
She married Calvin C. Atkins on May 28, 1946. They were later sealed in the Logan LDS Temple.
She is survived by her husband Calvin C. Atkins; three sons, Gene and Brenda Atkins of Brigham City, Cordell and Maude Atkins of Salt Lake City, and Bill and Valerie Atkins of Burley, Idaho; one sister, Nada Jean Madrid of American Falls, Idaho; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E. Center St. in Logan. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 30, and on Saturday one hour prior to the funeral.
We are grateful for her example of love, service and the legacy she left here on Earth.
Elizabeth (Beth) McMurdie Rawlins
PARADISE, Utah ÿ On Wednesday, June 28, 2000, our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Elizabeth McMurdie Rawlins, escaped the bonds of her year-long illness at Logan Regional Hospital with the strength and dignity with which she lived her life. Beth, as she was known, was born in Paradise, Utah, at her grandparents' home on Feb. 13, 1920, the second of nine children, to wonderful parents, James Howard and Harriet Hirst McMurdie.
Beth grew up in Paradise, with her two brothers, Robert and Joseph. Six other brothers and sisters died in infancy. She attended Paradise Elementary and graduated from South Cache High School in 1938. She married Wells Orgill Rawlins on July 22, 1938, in Logan, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple in February of 1941. They celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in July of 1988. Wells passed away in September of 1990.
She was a faithful member of the Paradise 1st Ward at the time of her passing. Her membership in the LDS Church always meant a great deal to her. She held many wonderful positions in the church, including Primary teacher for 20 years, president of the MIA, visiting teacher for 55 years and several leadership positions in the Relief Society.
Beth was in the 4-H program for many years and served on the Cache County 4-H Council. She was active in the Farm Bureau and was president of the local women's organization. She also served on the Cache County women's Farm Bureau and helped at the Cache County Fair for numerous years. She was a member of the Sagwich Camp of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and was proud of her heritage. She will best be remembered for her many years of service to others.
Beth enjoyed life, especially when it came to cooking, sewing, crocheting, embroidery and quilting, All of her children, grandchildren, friends and relatives have been the recipients of her beautiful handiwork. She possessed a green thumb and always raised beautiful flowers and a large vegetable garden, which she shared freely with others.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and loved being in her home, where she lovingly cared for her family. She was a humble, caring and patient woman and cultivated many close relationships in her family, neighborhood and community.
She is survived by her three sons and two daughters, Wells Byron (Colleen), Grant (Maurita), and Shirlene Rawlins, all of Paradise, Glenda (Gary) Cutler of Tremonton, and Kay Rawlins of Brigham City. She was also the proud grandmother of 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Joseph (Thelma) McMurdie of Hyde Park, sister-in-law, Elaine (Carl) Anderson of Hyrum, a "special" sister-in-law, Thelma Rawlins of Newton, and a "special" aunt, Jeanette Hirst of Paradise, and several nephews and nieces who held a special place in her heart. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Wells, her parents, and seven brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, at the Paradise church. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 30, at the Allen-Cranney Mortuary, 420 E. 1800 North in North Logan, and from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, at the church prior to services. Burial will be in the Paradise City Cemetery.
Mona Eliza Bowen Jolley
LOGAN, Utah ÿ Mona Eliza Bowen Jolley, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, in Providence, Utah.
She was born July 25, 1909, in Alta, Wyoming, a daughter of Lewis John and Addie Honey Bowen. She married Samuel Biggs Jolley on June 18, 1935, in the Logan LDS Temple.
The Bowen family moved from Driggs, Idaho, to River Heights in 1919, and she attended schools in Cache County graduating from South Cache High School. She graduated from William Budge Memorial School of Nursing in 1932.
She did office nursing and home deliveries for Dr. O. W. Budge, Lewiston, Utah, general duty nursing at Beck Hospital, Blackfoot, Idaho, where she met dad, pediatrics at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, general duty, Logan LDS Hospital and relief night supervisor for many years, retired in 1971 after 42 years of nursing.
She taught many Red Cross home nursing classes and family health lessons in Relief Society. She was camp nurse for MIA, 4-H groups and youth camps. She was Nurse of the Year in 1972 by Dist #6 of USNA. She loved the gospel of Jesus Christ and eagerly served as MIA and Relief Society presidents and many other callings. She loved to be involved in any community meeting, activity or function. She was "Mother of the Year" in 1980 in River Heights. She loved to learn, always taking classes to enrich her mind. She graduated from Logan LDS Institute of Religion in 1970. She loved to support functions involving their children and great-grandchildren. She was so proud to be a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. She served faithfully at the Logan LDS Temple with dad for 12 years.
She is survived by her husband; seven children, Darwin and Marie Jolley, serving a mission in Ohio, Elaine and Arther Webster, Mesa, Ariz., Earl and Deann Jolley, Ogden, Joan and Bruce Hansen, Trenton, Kathleen and George Miskho, Kennewick, Wash., Lewis and Annette Jolley, North Ogden, Utah, Wayne and Kim Jolley, Logan, 28 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; two brothers; and two sisters; Ray B. Bowen, West Valley, Ruth B. Jensen, Bountiful, Ella B. Jensen, Smithfield, Merlin J. Bowen and Donna Mae, Orem, Utah, She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, a sister, Lucy B. Forsberg, a sister-in-love, Myrtle S. Bowen, brothers-in-love, David F. Forsberg and Lavall M. Jensen.
Always a lady - there were no mountains to high for her to climb or no rivers too wide for her to swim.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at noon in the Allen-Hall Mortuary chapel with Bishop Kent Gunnell conducting. Friends may call at the mortuary Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Veda Schvaneveldt Austin
WOODS CROSS, Utah ÿ Our cherished wife, mother, Nana, sister, aunt and friend, Veda S. Austin, passed away on June 27, 2000, surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 20, 1939, to Leland E. and Lila May Schvaneveldt in Preston, Idaho, the eighth of twelve children. She married her best friend and sweetheart, Wayne Austin in the Logan LDS Temple on May 23, 1958. They moved to Woods Cross in 1966 where they raised their two daughters.
Veda was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many capacities. She worked for Albertsons as a bakery hostess where many of her co-workers and customers became lifelong friends.
She took great pride in providing friendly service to all customers. After 28 years, Veda retired and began a second career as a sales consultant for Impact Sales where she continued to enjoy the people she met and worked with each day.
Veda had many talents and hobbies. She enjoyed playing golf with her husband and friends. She loved gardening and especially caring for her beautiful rose garden. Family gatherings brought her special joy, where she always served delicious home-cooked food. As one friend stated, "Anything from Veda's kitchen was like manna from heaven."
Veda's favorite role in life was that of Nana to her grandchildren, Tiffany and Brad. She took great pride in all of their accomplishments.
Veda is survived by her husband Wayne; daughters, Michelle Austin, Fallon, Nev., Sandie (Jeff) Gale, Woods Cross; two grandchildren, Tiffany and Brad Gale; brothers, Theo Schvaneveldt (Vivian), Weston, Idaho, Blaine Schvaneveldt (Shirley), Cypress, Calif., Brent Schvaneveldt (Marilyn), American Falls, Idaho, Sid Schvaneveldt (Charlotte), Weston, Idaho, Phil Schvaneveldt (Zefa), Phoenix, Ariz., Jerry Schvaneveldt (Barbara), Dayton, Idaho; sisters, JaNeal Stevenson (Bud), Deweyville, Utah; JaNice Balls (ElRay), Weston, Idaho; Kay Buttars (Craig), Malad, Idaho; and many loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by parents; brothers, Gilbert, Dale and John.
The family wishes to thank all of the friends and family who helped care for our mother during her illness. Words cannot express our gratitude. Thanks also to the IHC Hospice nurses, aides and doctors for their kind care and support.
Thank you, Mom, for the example you set for us. The grace and good humor with which you lived your life and final months will always inspire us.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, July 1, at the Woods Cross Stake Center, 2064 S. 800 West, Woods Cross. Friends may call Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 N. Main St., and again Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church. Interment-Bountiful City Cemetery.
HYDE PARK ÿ Verlyn Shane King, 35, passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 27, 2000. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 30, at the Hyde Park 1st Ward, 480 N. 100 West, with Bishop Robert M. Fotheringham conducting. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 N. 100 East, Tremonton, and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 30, at the church prior to the services. Burial will be in the Garland Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Home.
R. Alex Morris
HYRUM, Utah ÿ R. Alex Morris, 69, of Hyrum, died Thursday, June 29, 2000 in Hyrum. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 3, at the Hyrum North Stake Center. A viewing will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, and at 11 a.m. on Monday at the church, prior to services. A complete obituary will appear in a later edition of The Herald Journal. Arrangements are by Allen-Hall Mortuary in Logan.