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Independent Obituaries: April 10

Independent Obituaries: April 10

The following are obituaries and death notices that appeared in the April 10, 2013 edition of the Star Valley Independent.

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Max CallBeloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Max Ellis Call of Manti, passed away April 6, 2013 at the Bel Aire Care Center in Pleasant Grove, Utah, of natural causes. At the time of death, Max was 92.   He was born Nov. 14, 1920 in Afton, to Roland Barlow and Mary Lee Call.   He married Beth Hillyard, his high school sweetheart, in Kimball, Neb. on May 3,1941. Later they were sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on September 14, 1941.   She preceded him in death on Oct. 4, 2011.   His first job was running his father’s newspaper, the Star Valley Independent, with his brother, Lee. After graduating from the University of Wyoming, Max received an officer’s commission and left home to serve in WWII with the Army Corps of Engineers, primarily in Alaska. After the Korean War ended in 1953, he returned home to continue running the Independent for another six years. During this time, he lost a nine-month-old daughter, Jane, to a respiratory infection.   He accepted the duty to recruit and organize the first unit of the National Guard in Star Valley, a tank battalion, and was promoted to captain. He went with his “boys” to serve in the Korean War, later to say proudly, “I went over with them and brought them all back.”   In 1959, Max moved his family to Holladay, Utah where he became the Utah Regional Director of the Dale Carnegie Course and, later, a travel guide for the Foreign Study League.   In 1972, yearning to return to a “small town life,” he purchased the Manti Messenger/ Ephraim Enterprise newspapers in Sanpete County and the family moved to Manti. Here, he lived the remainder of his life, devotedly serving the community, his church and his family with all his heart, might and strength.   His newspapers won numerous awards including the Utah Press Association’s General Excellence numerous times and his editorial column, Trivia, even won national awards. Max received the UPA Master Editor and Publisher Award. He sat on the Manti City Council and participated in other civil service.   A staunch Republican, a highpoint of Max’s life came when he was received an invitation from the White House to attend a press conference in Washington D.C. He was personally introduced to and sat across the table from President Ronald Reagan for a luncheon and was given the honor of asking the first question at the press conference.   But if you were to ask him of what he was most proud, Max would say his family and his service in the Manti Temple, where he sealed over 500 couples in marriage.   Max will be remembered by all who knew him as a role model of love, integrity, caring, spirituality, enthusiasm, humor, strong work ethic, and high standards. Max was happily married to Beth for 70 years on earth and, now, is reunited with her in heaven for eternity. Ever a revered patriarch and leader of his family, Max stated at every family gathering, “The most important thing to me is my wife and posterity. We are an eternal family.” His posterity, in return, will always remember, honor and cherish him.   He is survived by his one sister, Carol; children: Jerry Max, Judeen, Lloyd, Kelly, and David; 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.   He was preceded in death by wife Beth; daughter Jane; granddaughters: Kira and Amy Call; his parents, and four siblings.   Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013 at noon in the Manti Sixth Ward, 295 South Main, where friends may call from 10-11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Manti City Cemetery with military rites by the Manti American Legion Post 31.


Quincey Russell Ashment (born June 9, 1977), loving father, son and brother, was unexpectedly called home to his Father in Heaven April 6, 2013. Quincey is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.   Quincey was born and raised in Davis County, Utah. He later moved his family to Western Wyoming and they all grew to love it there.   Quincey enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors, especially in Wyoming. He was mechanically inclined from a young age and loved to take stuff apart and put it back together. He later received his Diesel Mechanics license and enjoyed working on his Jeeps.  Quincey was a happy person and always had a smile on his face. Above all Quincey loved his children; Brayden (14), Taylor (12), and Sierra (10) who came from his marriage (1996) to Jacque M. Gooch whom he later divorced.   Quincey was able to watch his children participate in their school sports and activities and really enjoyed this. He was their biggest fan. He was a good dad and truly loved his kids with all his heart.  Quincey spent his last day on this earth doing what he loved most, fishing with his loving companion, Joyce Wolf. Tragically he passed away in an automobile accident on the way home.  Quincey was preceded in death by grandparents, Earl and Verla Ashment and Violet Faye Moyes. He is survived by his children, Brayden, Taylor and Sierra Ashment; parents, Roger and Linda Ashment; brothers Kyle, Brady, and Cody Ashment; sisters, Kasey (Jim) Grubb, Stormy (Troy) Blood, Riki Ashment, Chelsy (Brady) Porter, Tawnie (Bryce) Raymond; grandfather C. Russell Moyes and many nieces and nephews. Quincey will be missed deeply by all who knew and loved him.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 12, 2013.  A Viewing will be held at 9 a.m. with the funeral services following at 10 a.m.  at the Kemmerer LDS Stake Center (1584 3rd West Ave., Diamondville, Wyoming).
The dedication of the grave will follow later that afternoon at the Afton City Cemetery.


Radford, RexRex Kay Radford, 76, of Etna, passed away on April 4, 2013, with loved ones by his side.   He was born on Dec.15, 1936 in Ucon, Idaho to Franklin King and Elzina Pearl Radford.  Rex was married to Linda Cherry Parkinson for time and eternity in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on May 28, 1958.  Together they grew their family by four with Steven Kyle, Tony Jay, Krista Lynn, and Rebecka Lee.  Rex had the remarkable ability of making all who knew him a part of his family and creating a place for his loved ones to gather. Family was everything to Rex. All he thought about and did in his life was to provide and create a legacy for his posterity.  Rex’s family was his life, but his work was his passion.  He spent his career managing large scale construction projects such as the Little Goose Lock and Dam, the Eisenhower Tunnel, Montreal Olympic Stadium, and the Cooper, Trojan and Rancho Seco Nuclear Stations.  Through his company, Project Analysts, he provided litigation support and claim preparation for projects such as John Wayne International Airport and the Las Vegas Regional Justice Complex.  He also designed and built Thayne’s Main Business Center, and designed and oversaw the renovation of the Thayne Volunteer Fire Department Firehouse.  Rex was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many different callings over the years.  He was thrilled and looking forward to seeing a temple come to Star Valley.  His testimony was unwavering and his determination was steadfast.  His friendships and loyalty are timeless.  His ingenuity was unmatched and tasks that others wrote off as impossible, he would delight in creating a way and accomplishing.  He was preceded in death by his wonderful wife, Linda; son, Steven; parents, Frank, Pearl, and Roy; brothers, Dean, Lyal, Jay, Dorsel, and Vee; sister, Pearl; and his loyal best friend Abram (his German Shepherd).  He is survived by his children, Tony Radford, Boston, Mass.; Krista Carn and Rebecka (Jonathan) Franklin, Etna; his grandchildren, Mitchell, JonaLee, Xayne, and Layk Franklin, Marc, Doug, Amber, Andy, Jeff, Jayson and Tayden Carn, and Brittani Turley, seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Gerald and Keith; and sister, Vonda.  Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Monument Ward LDS Meetinghouse, 10854 N. 41 E., Ucon, Idaho. The family will receive friends Friday, April 12 from 6-8 p.m. at Eckersell Memorial Chapel, 101 W. Main Street, Rigby, Idaho and 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the church prior to services.  Interment will be at the Ucon Idaho Cemetery.    In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the LDS Humanitarian Efforts, LDS Charities, 15 E. South Temple, 2nd Floor East, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84150.


Funeral services for Christopher Lowe were held on Monday, April 8, 2013 in the Osmond LDS Church.

Memorial services for Douglas “Doug” McCaskill will be held on Friday, April 12 at noon in the Afton LDS Tabernacle.   Family will greet friends on Friday, April 12 from 11-11:55 a.m. prior to the services at the church.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the food bank would be appreciated.

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