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Beth Prescott Moosman

WELLINGTON-Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister, Beth Prescott Moosman, age 89, returned home to her Heavenly Father on May 1, 2008 at her home in Wellington.

She was the sixth of nine children born to Ernest J. and Elizabeth Page Prescott in Francis, Utah on July 21, 1918. Beth grew up in Hayden, Utah and attended schools in the area.

On Sept. 5, 1936 she married Boydie Lavon Moosman in Vernal, Utah and they were married for 67 years before his passing on June 24, 2003. She went on to receive her endowments and was sealed to her husband on Jan. 29, 2005 in the Vernal LDS Temple.

Beth was a counselor in the Relief Society, visiting teacher, Primary teacher, and Cub Scout and 4-H leader. She spent many years sewing, crocheting, and making quilts for her family. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, who cherished her family and was happiest when she was with or around them. She took great pride in caring for her garden, flowers and beautiful yard.

She was blessed to be able to go on a trip to Nauvoo with two of her daughters and her grandson. It was a trip she was never to forget. She was the glue that held her family together, and we will miss her dearly. Our joy of having her in our lives will always be cherished and remembered.

Beth is survived by five sons and three daughters, Rex (Roseanne) Moosman, Cleveland, Judy Messinger, Kearns, Ralph (Karen) Moosman, Elmo, Ken (Joni) Moosman, Clawson, Shirley (Terry) Stansfield, Wellington, Merlin (Carol) Moosman, Carbonville, Max (Kim) Moosman, Dawn (Gary) Stansfield, both of Miller Creek; brothers, Vance (Neva) Prescott, Emmett, Idaho, Ralph (Verrena) Prescott, Neola; sister, Audrey Pectol Divine, Blue Lake, Calif.; 37 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren, and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Boyd; son-in-law, Paul Messinger; grandchildren, Chris and Shane Stansfield, Johnny, Travis and Ty Moosman, Kena Stansfield Adair, David Fletcher and Kelly Villa; sisters, Zelda Elmer, Fannie Williams, Muril Moosman; and a brother, Jay Prescott

Funeral service, Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 11 a.m., Wellington LDS Stake Center. Family was at Mitchell Funeral Home Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. and will be at the church Tuesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home.

LaVon Jewkes Reid Timothy

ORANGEVILLE�LaVon Jewkes Reid Timothy, age 87, passed away April 30, 2008. LaVon was born on Dec. 3, 1920, to Alma Edgar and Mary Alzada Anderson Jewkes in Orangeville, Utah. LaVon married Tommy Reid on Oct. 31, 1940, in Orangeville. Their marriage was later solemnized Oct. 19, 1988 in the Manti LDS Temple. Tommy later passed away. She then married Arthur Timothy on Feb. 14, 1989 in Huntington, Utah.

LaVon worked as a secretary for P.C. Jones and Sons, Morrison Knutsun Company, and she kept the books for Emery County Nursing Home in Ferron, Utah. She later retired from Utah State Employees for the service she rendered in the nursing home.

LaVon was an active member of the LDS church her whole life serving in numerous positions, and she was a member of the American Legion serving in many offices there as well. She was a Click Club member for many years until her death.

LaVon is survived by her children: Tommy M. (Sally) Reid of Orangville, Leonard E. (Pauline) Reid of Wellington, Sharon Ann Reid Cox of Delta, and Gary H. Reid of Wisconsin; 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and one great-great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands: Tommy Reid, and Arthur Timothy; a son, Jeffrey Reid; four brothers: Clifford Jewkes, Carlton Jewkes, Leonard Jewkes, and Eldon Jewkes; and two sisters: LaRue Charlesworth and Gene Christesen.

Funeral services were Monday May 5, 2008 at 12 Noon at the Orangeville LDS First Ward Chapel. A viewing was held one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment was in the Orangeville City Cemetery. Services were in the care of Fausett Mortuary.

Grant Maxfield

Barry Grant Maxfield, 59, passed away April 28, 2008, in Price, Utah. He was born June 9, 1948 in Grand Junction, Colo., to Raymond Baker and Leda Mecham Maxfield. He married Linda Lilly in Green River, Utah on Feb. 22, 1975; they were later divorced.

Grant was raised in Green River, Utah, and attended school from the first grade through 12th grade in Green River. He joined the Navy in 1966 and served aboard the destroyer USS Dehaven. When he got out of the Navy, he settled in Green River; he later moved to Price, Utah.

In Price, he was a member of VFW Miners Post # 2379. He had an excellent reputation as a professional truck driver and as a miner.

He had a tremendous voice and excelled as a guitar player, providing joy to many who listened as he shared this talent. His idol was Elvis Presley, and one of the highlights of his life was his visit to Graceland, where he recorded "How Great Thou Art."

He is survived by his daughters: Stacy (Juan) Lovato of Green River, Utah, Crystal Maxfield of Albuquerque, N.M.; son: Kevin (Kitty) Marshall of Green River, Utah; grandchildren: Presley and Talynn Lovato, Nadia Russell, and Holden, Spencer, and Preston Marshall; brother: Leon (Diane) Maxfield of Grand Junction, Colo.; sister: Marilynn (Joe) Mazak of North Edwards, Calif.; and many loving nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Rodger Dean Maxfield, and Dennis Raymond Maxfield; and special friends: Bonnie Lee Adams, and Rita Yates Hayward.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 2 the Hanksville LDS Chapel at 59 South Center in Hanksville. Visitation was held Saturday at 1 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Interment in the Hanksville Cemetery.

Services in the care of Fausett Mortuary.

Ruth O. Brasher

1921 - 2008

Our loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt peacefully passed away surrounded by her family on May 1, 2008 at age 86.

Born Aug. 24, 1921 in Cleveland, Utah to Joseph and Charlotte Nelson Otterstrom. She married Chester Brasher on Nov. 18, 1946 in the Manti Temple.

Ruth loved her family dearly and was completely devoted to them. She was an avid reader, learned to love the Utah Jazz, loved brightly colored flowers, and enjoyed music and dancing. Her excellent cooking skills will be missed. She was a teacher for 33 years in Green River Elementary, Cleveland Elementary, and Huntington Elementary. Ruth's wit and affection will never be forgotten. She was loved by all her family.

Survived by her children: Lynda McBride, Lynn (Barbra) Brasher, JuDee Brasher, and Nancy (Robert) Lyons. Proud grandmother of Lynn Lyons, Brittany McBride and Chris McBride. Grandchildren: Patti (Bart) Daniels, Chad (Jeannine) Briggs, Kari (Clark) Cannon, Dyke (Carrie) Briggs, 22 great-grandchildren, and 16 great-great grandchildren. Sister JoAnn Durrant, brothers: Kenneth and Jack Otterstrom, many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, brothers: Aubrey, Stanley, Rawland, Carlyle Otterstrom, and son-in-law Brian McBride.

A special thanks to Brittany McBride for the special care given to her grandmother over the past few years.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 5, 2008, 1 p.m. at the Huntington Fourth Ward, 240 North Main Street. Friends called the day of the service at the church from 12-12:45 p.m. Interment Huntington Cemetery. Cannon Mortuary Funeral Directors.

Bertha Eda Sherman Collard Branch

ELMO - Bertha Eda Branch, age 90, died April 29, 2008 in Elmo, Utah. She was born Oct. 28, 1917 to Lyman Royal Sherman and Martha Ellen Jones in Huntington, Utah. She married Charles R. Collard on Oct. 16, 1933 at her father's home in Huntington, Utah; their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. After Charles' death, she married Hollis Branch on Oct. 15, 1977 in the Manti LDS Temple.

Bertha was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and worked in the Primary program for more than 50 years. She was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and a member of the Senior Citizens band. She loved to dance and she line danced up until her illness stopped her. Family was always first. She enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and attending family parties and outings.

She is survived by her children: Reynold Charles (Reah) Collard, Merrillyn Lermusiaux, all of Salt Lake City; She also raised three of Reynolds children: Roland (deceased) Diane Collard of Salt Lake City, Debbie (Joe) Oveson, Claudia (Pete) Jensen, of Elmo; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 25 great-great grandchildren; sister: Belva Mindrey; and stepsons: Roger, Bob, Kendall, and Denny Branch and their families.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; grandson: Roland Collard; son-in-law: Sonny Lermuisaux; and 11 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Elmo Ward Chapel 170 East Main Street, Elmo, Utah. Viewing was Friday, May 2, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary, 680 East 100 South, Price, Utah and Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment in the Huntington City Cemetary. Services in the care of Fausett Mortuary.

LuJane Cook

LuJane Christiansen Cook passed away on April 30, 2008 in Provo Utah. LuJane was born on April 3, 1928 in Fountain Green, Utah to Joseph R. and Hilda Christina Petersen Christiansen. She was raised in Fountain Green and attended Fountain Green Elementary, Moroni High School and Brigham Young University. She taught elementary school in Fountain Green.

She married Emerson Cook on July 7, 1948 in the Manti LDS Temple. They had three children; Joseph Dean (Ruth), Fountain Green; Dwight Emerson (Patty), Fountain Green; and Gwen (Neal) Peacock, Castle Dale.

She loved music, embroidery, people, visiting, and storytelling. She was a wonderful cook, whose specialty was chocolate chip cupcakes.

She gladly served in many callings in her church including choir director, Primary president, Relief Society president, and she served for many years as an organist and ordinance worker at the Manti Temple.

She is survived by her three children, 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Emerson, grandson Thomas Cook, and brother Ballard Christiansen.

LuJane had a generous spirit and loved and cared for all she met, especially the down trodden, down hearted, and those in need. Her passing will leave her family, friends, community and nation poorer while it greatly enriches heaven.

There was a viewing Sunday, May 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the Fountain Green LDS chapel. Funeral services were Monday, May 5 at 11 a.m. at the Fountain Green chapel with viewing from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the services. Funeral arrangements were under the care of Rasmussen Mortuary.

Brian J. "Beanner" Frederick

FERRON�Brian J. Frederick, age 34, passed away April 27, 2008. Brian was born Nov. 15, 1973 in Bountiful, Utah, to Gerry M. and Mary Anne Davies Frederick.

Brian was a truck driver for Barney Trucking, and he was a member of the Ferron City Fire Department. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, helping others, and spending time with his family.

Brian is survived by his fianc�, Danielle Cornish of Ferron; his parents; children: Jasmine K. Frederick, Nickolas G. Frederick, Ashton D. Frederick, Corbyn J. Frederick, Kemmer L. Cornish whom Brian loved and treated like his own son, all of Ferron; a special friend, Tanner Maxfield; grandparents: John L. Davies of Mapleton, and Kathryn B. Frederick of Salem; and three siblings: KayLyn (Jeremy) Gallegos of Brigham City, David (Jade) Frederick of Huntington, and Jason (Kollette) Frederick of Mountain Home, Idaho.

He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Lila Marjean Davies, and a grandfather, Myron R. Frederick.

Funeral services were Friday May 2, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Dutch Flat LDS Ward (555 South 400 West, Ferron). A viewing was held Thursday May 1, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale (720 North Center Street), and Friday from 9-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Interment was in the Ferron City Cemetery. Services in the care of Fausett Mortuary.

Staff Sgt. Charles (Chuckeddie/Charley) E. Owens

Marine drum major, father, husband, brother, son and friend

SSgt. Charles E. Owens, 37, was taken from us in a tragic motorcycle accident May 1, 2008 in Joshua Tree, Calif. Charley was born Oct. 10, 1970 in Price, Utah to David and Sharon Owens of Ferron, Utah. His childhood was spent in Ferron on the Owens' ranch. He loved ranch work and what it meant to be a cowboy.

His late grandfather, Robert (Bob) Owens, was one of the biggest influences for Charley when it came to being a cowboy; listening to old stories, singing songs, feeding/milking cows, and breaking horses.

As he entered high school, his love for music emerged with the marching band and the opportunity to begin his journey as a drum major.

He graduated as Bandsman of the Year from Emery High School, Castle Dale, Utah in 1988, he attended Utah Valley State College for a year before "discovering" the Marine Corps. "Once I saw that marching band cross the parade deck, I knew that's what I want to do," said Owens.

Staff Sgt. Charles (Chuckeddie) E. Owens enlisted in the Marine Corps in April 1990. In July 1991, he graduated the Basic Course at the Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, Va. and reported for duty as a French horn instrumentalist with the Second Marine Division Band, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

In May 1994, he was transferred to Parris Island, S.C., for duty with the Parris Island Marine Corps Band.

In December of 1998, he was transferred to the Armed Forces School of Music to attend the Ceremonial Conductor/Drum Major Course and graduated the course in June 1999 as the recipient of the Golden Mace award (an award given to the highest scoring drum major student), and was asked to remain at the school as an instructor.

Staff Sgt. Owens transferred to Marine Corps Band, 29 Palms, Calif. in August 2001 for duty as the Acting Drum Major and in October 2003, reported to the Quantico Marine Band, Quantico, Va.

His final transfer brought him back to 29 Palms, Calif., March 2008.

Charley is remembered by loving family and friends all over the country. Known to all as a man of honor, patriotism, and a love of being a Marine Cowboy. Charley had but two sides of his life: the true essence of being a cowboy and the honor, courage and commitment of being one of the finest Marines in the Marine Corps.

He is survived by his wife Charla of Billings, Mont., his daughter McKenzie of Brigham City, Utah, son Jordan Smith of East Point, Fla., mother and father David and Sharon Owens of Ferron, brothers David (Stacy) of Kanab, Utah, Steve of Payson, Utah, Will (Kristy) of Magna, Utah and Dan of Salt Lake City, Utah, sisters Nancy (Todd) of Terre Haute, Ind., and Kathryn (Eric) Howes of Ferron, two grandparents, seven aunts and uncles, 23 nieces and nephews and four grand nieces.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Robert (Bob) and Esther Owens.

Services are pending.

Interment will be in the Ferron Cemetery. More details may be found at In lieu of flowers, Charley would have appreciated your donations go to or

Florence Tucker Wayman Poulos

AURORA-Florence Tucker Wayman Poulos, age 83, passed away May 1, 2008 in Aurora, Utah. Florence was born Feb. 23, 1925 in Mohrland, Utah, to Merrill and Luella Black Tucker as the oldest of eight children. She grew up in Cleveland, Utah.

Florence married Reed Wayman on Aug. 4, 1942. Together they had four children. Reed passed away in 1957. Florence then married George Poulos on July 14, 1961. They adopted a son, Tracy. George later passed away in 1980, and in November 1981, Florence moved to Aurora where she spent the remainder of her days.

Florence was a member of the LDS Church. Her hobbies included gardening, fishing, reading, and traveling. She taught herself how to oil paint, and she became very good at it. She loved watching the birds that came to her house-humming birds, orioles, and blue birds.

She loved Spring as everything was turning green and the flowers would start to show above the ground. Vases of flowers would adorn her house at this time of the year. Florence's family was her most important thing in her life, and this showed by the apparent closeness of her family.

Florence loved life and the beauty all around her. She loved all flowers and the outdoors. She has blessed the lives of her family with her love and her laughter. She is gone, but never forgotten.

Florence is survived by three daughters: Dawna (Reeve) Cook of Huntington, Ella Ruth Wayman of Aurora, and Merrillee (John) Zmerzlikar of Helper; one sister, Doris Miller of Magna; three brothers: George Tucker of Huntington, Lyle Tucker of Aurora, and Gery Tucker of Salt Lake; nine grandchilren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Reed; her second husband, George; a sister, Nedra Winder; two brothers Merrille "June" Tucker Jr., and Blaine Kay Tucker; and two sons, Jerry Wayman and Tracy Poulos.

Graveside services will be Tuesday May 6, 2008 at 1 p.m at the Cleveland City Cemetery. A viewing will be held Tuesday from 11-12:30 at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale.

Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary.

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