The following are obituaries and death notices that appeared in the June 10, 2010 edition of the Star Valley Independent.
Shane Alexander Bagley was born Nov. 10, 2003 in Montpelier Idaho, to Shane and Katie Bagley. He passed away on April 4, 2010 at Primary Children’s Medical Center, in Salt Lake City. “Alex,” as he was known, had a short and full life. He spent the first two years of his life in Montpelier. He was a sweet, happy baby who loved almost everyone. He loved the animals he was often surrounded by, and was a quick learner. He knew how to count to ten by the time he was two, and how to dismantle all of the childproofing efforts made by his parents. When Alex was two, he moved with his parents to Cedar City. Alex spent a lot of time on the road traveling back and forth between Cedar City and Montpelier and Star Valley. While living in Cedar City, Alex had the opportunity to travel a lot. He went to Las Vegas, Phoenix, and San Diego all in the space of two years. Alex did everything early in life, he was the youngest member of his T ball team, his preschool class and his PE class, all because he just couldn’t wait to go. He tackled all he did with great enthusiasm. Hunting was his biggest joy, and he planned to be a professional hunter or a person who sold hunting licenses. He loved to ride his horse, go jogging with his mom, and shoot targets with his dad. He was looking forward to helping round up cows this summer with his grandpa, and ridding the world of excess squirrels. Alex became a big brother to Shannon in April of 2009. Alex was his little sister’s hero and a huge help to his mom. Shannon’s first word was “brother.” He was the first to make her laugh. He could protect her and torture her all at the same time. Alex loved his little sister more than he ever thought he would, and fell into his big brother role very easily. Alex started kindergarten in August 2009, in Cedar City. He was very much loved by his classmates and teacher. Alex loved his teacher and friends as much as they loved him. He enjoyed school and couldn’t wait to go every morning. Alex was a kind and caring son, brother, grandson and friend. He was a T ball champion, hole digger extraordinaire, and expert joke teller. He was much loved will be greatly missed. He is survived by his parents and sister, his grandparents Marvin and Valerie Robertson, his grandparents Kdell and Cheryl Bagley, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Ann Roberts Dana Walton left this mortal life on June 1, 2010. Interment was at the Thayne cemetery on June 5, 2010. Ann was born on April 5, 1920 to Alma Dana and Ann Arelia Roberts. Ten days after she was born her mother passed away and when she was three her father passed away. She was sent to live with Elise Roberts also known as Dr. Roberts who raised her. Ann had three brothers Roy, Alma and Irwin, and four sisters, Mary, Norma, Wilda and Maxine. Ann found the love of her life Loren Walton and on July 18, 1936 they were married in Randolph Utah. They loved to dance and attended many dances during their marriage of 59 years. They raised their family in Thayne, Alpine and Auburn and later moved to Afton in 1958 which became their home for their remaining years. Ann spent many years working at the cheese factory in Thayne. She helped Loren milk cows in Auburn and working at the aircraft factory for 25 years in Afton. They loved camping and after her retirement they spent many years as camp hosts at the Murphy Creek camp ground in the Greys River area where they made many new friends from across the nation. Ann was very talented with handy work such as crochet and plastic canvas and spent many hours making items for others. Ann chose to reside at the care center the last three years of her life. She enjoyed being there and the fine care she received. Ann was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ann is survived by a daughter, Dell May; and sons Lael, Dennis and Don; 16 grand children, 35 great grand children and 15 great great grand children. She was preceded in death by her husband Loren Walton, a son Alma and a daughter Marie and three great grand children.
Eldora Joyce Roberts, 76, of Menan, died Monday, June 7, 2010, at her home. Joyce was born Dec. 11, 1933, in Afton, a daughter of Herbert Durward Lee and Hannah Marie Bassett Lee. She attended school in Afton until the eighth grade.
She married Griffith VanNoy Roberts on Aug. 11, 1948 in Las Vegas. She worked in the lunch room at Midway Elementary. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and quilting of which she spent a lot of time teaching her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Joyce loved her family and especially loved spending time with them while camping, fishing, and family reunions. Joyce is survived by her daughters Terry (Brady) White; Vicky (Jose) Leal; Betty (Don) Berg; Edna M. Hubener; Tracie (Clint) Reagle; sons, Griff Roberts; George (Char) Roberts; David (Diane) Roberts; Larry (Kathi) Roberts; brother, James (Ann) Lee; 42 grandchildren; 69 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Griff; and two daughters, Peggy Austin, and Diane Chavez Collier; one granddaughter and one great granddaughter. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 12, 2010 at the Menan Second Ward LDS Chapel at 11 a.m. The family will visit with friends on Saturday morning prior to the service from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in the Annis Little Butte Cemetery.
Ryan Max Hess peacefully passed away at his home, in Sahuarita, Ariz., on May 17, 2010. He was born to Gary and Debra Hess on Feb. 4, 1980 in Afton. He attended Osmond Elementary, Star Valley Junior High and then Star Valley High school. Before his mission, Ryan attended Ricks College. Ryan faithfully served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served from 1999-2000 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Spanish speaking mission. After his mission, he went back to BYU-Idaho and met his wife, Margie Alexis Martinez. They were sealed for time and all eternity on Dec. 29, 2001 in the Oakland California LDS Temple. While finishing undergrad, they were blessed with their first child, Hallie Mae on July 28, 2003. After completing his education at BYU-Idaho, Ryan went on to receive his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago, Illinois. During that time, Max Hunter was born on Nov. 17. 2006. Ryan and his family moved to Tucson, Ariz., so he could complete his three-year foot and ankle surgical residency. Ryan was eager to complete his residency so he could begin practicing medicine on his own. His natural love and concern for people and his hard work ethics made him an excellent doctor. In June of 2009, Ryan was diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoma and courageously endured a long year of treatments and hospitalizations including a bone marrow transplant. As a youth, Ryan enjoyed participating in 4H and most of his projects involved animals. He received his Eagle Scout award, and in high school he enjoyed Jazz Band and Syncopation Choir. His life long love for the out of doors included: hiking, hunting, camping, shooting, snowboarding and 4-wheeling. His second love centered around cars and he loved working on them, and doing detail work. Ryan was hardworking and he enjoyed his summer jobs working on farms, helping build the high school and later, doing carpentry work. Ryan was a very kind and considerate man. He made friends easily, and the friends he made growing up remained his friends for life. These friends continued to be a constant support, especially during the last year of his life. Throughout this hardship, Ryan continued to count his blessings, talk about the miracles he saw and bear testimony of the Gospel. We are all so blessed to know Ryan and are grateful to have him working for our family on the other side of the veil now. Ryan was survived by his wife Margie Alexis Hess of Sahuarita, Ariz.; daughter, Hallie Mae; and son, Max Hunter; parents Gary and Debra Hess of Smoot; siblings Jennifer Wutkee of Moorpark, Calif.; Annalee Keller of Rigby, Idaho; Jessica McNair of Camarillo, Calif.; and Mitchell Hess of Smoot.
We love you Ryan! You will be greatly missed on this earth as a friend, brother, son, husband, and father.
Ula Walton Bevins passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at the Caribou Memorial Living Center in Soda Springs . She was born May 27, 1917 in Thayne to Charles Lorenzo and Mary Amelia Jorgenson Walton. She was the youngest of 13 children. She married Delbert Bevins in Cleveland, Idaho and they later had their marriage solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple. They moved to Wyoming and started their family. They later moved to Soda Springs. She worked cooking, cleaning and ironing for other people. She also worked for the hot lunch program in Wyoming and also for 25 years for the Soda Springs School District. She was an excellent cook and immaculate house keeper. She enjoyed embroidery, gardening and sewing. Her greatest joy was her family. She was an outstanding mother and grandmother. Surviving are two sons and three daughters, Nancy Job and Gary Dunfee of Idaho Falls; Linda and Ralph Stoor of Wayan; Scott Bevins, and twins Ronnie and Bonnie Bevins and Bonnie Bailey all of Soda Springs. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Delbert Bevins, an infant son, Daris Bevins, a daughter-in-law, Shauna Bevins, a son-in-law Danny Bailey and a grandson, Michael Dye. Services were held on Saturday, June 5, 2010 in the Soda Springs LDS Stake Center. Burial took place in the Fairview Cemetery in Soda Springs.
Lois E. Thornock age 64, passed away at South Lincoln Medical Center in Kemmerer on May 30, 2010. She was born the second child and only daughter of five children, on Sept. 14, 1945 in Ogden, Utah. Lois loved to crochet, knit, and go panning for gold. She loved to spend time on the computer, and was a avid rock hound. She loved and admired spending time with her family. Her children and grandchildren were the love of her life. Lois is survived by her children, a son, Joe (Annette)Eggleston, of Freedom; a daughter, Emma (Arthur) Playle, of Kemmerer; and Matthew (Genee) of Bar Nunn , Wyoming. She is survived by seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Lois is also survived by brothers, Vernal (Nancy) Long; Johnny Long, and Dale (Marvie) Long all of Kemmerer. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, June 5. Interment took place in the South Lincoln Cemetery in Kemmerer.
Funeral services for Corine Putnam Nelson will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at noon in the Freedom LDS Church. Viewings will be held on Friday, June 11, 2010 from 7-9 p.m. at the Schwab Funeral Chapel in Thayne and Saturday, June 12 from 10:30-11:45 a.m. prior to the services at the church.
Funeral services for LuAnn Peavler were held on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at noon in the Afton LDS Third Ward Chapel.