Obituaries

Morris J Swenson October 20, 1932 ~ July 4, 2023
Morris J. Swenson, known to many as “Swens” or “Coach”, passed away peacefully on July 4 in Blanding due to complications from wuss-itis. Born October 20, 1932 in Orem, UT, to John Eldon Swenson and Erma Jarmin Swenson, he lived a vibrant, fulfilling life characterized by his dedication to...
Betty Jones “Grandma Betty” Mid 1920s ~ June 26, 2023
Betty Jones, lovingly known as “Grandma Betty,” passed from this life on the evening of Monday, June 26, 2023. The preceding day she collapsed while working with her livestock on her McCracken Mesa, Utah farm north of Bluff. She was airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction where she...
Win Blevins October 21, 1938 ~ July 2, 2023
Win Blevins, the award-winning author best known for his fiction and non-fiction books of western lore and Native American leaders, lifestyle and spirituality, recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Western Writers of America, and a member of the Western Writers Hall of fame, has died....
Billy Joe Richardson May 5, 1936 ~ June 21, 2023
Billy Joe Richardson, age 87, was reunited with his sweetheart and eternal companion, Merle Black Richardson, on June 21, 2023. He was a deeply loved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Billy was born May 5, 1936, in Monticello, UT to Walter Lavern and Rachel Mary Miller Richardson...
“The earth has its music for those who will listen.”  Jim could hear the music. James Patrick Keogh October 20, 1952 ~ June 21, 2023
Funeral services for James Patrick Keough begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 8 at the Community Church in Moab. My Dear Sweet Jim, I am missing you. I cannot believe you are gone. I did not get to say, Goodbye. We married, we divorced, we honored our wedding vows and always we loved. You are a...
Ann Montgomery Baum  November 20, 1933 ~ June 26, 2023
Ann Montgomery Baum passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, June 26, 2023 at her home in Heber City, Utah. Ann was born on November 20, 1933 to Walter Montgomery and Fanny Jean Clyde. On June 24, 1955, she married Jerold Gay Baum. After his passing in 1990, she married Walter B Percell on...
Doyle B. Rowley July 10, 1926 ~ June 20, 2023
DOYLE B. ROWLEY PASSES: WWII VET, EDUCATOR, FAMILY MAN Doyle Benson Rowley, 96, died June 20, 2023 in Farmington, Utah. He was born July 10, 1926 in Parowan, Utah to W. Clair and Roberta Rowley. They taught him to sacrifice for his country; love the beauties of nature; prize education; and live the...
Kenneth Rex Mortensen June 29, 1945 ~ March 11, 2023
Kenneth Rex Mortensen passed away peacefully with his wife, family and a dear friend by his side on Saturday, March 11, 2023. He bravely battled a very aggressive small cell cancer for the last few months of his life. Kenny was born in Price, UT on June 29, 1945, as the oldest child to Rex and...
Estefan Coronado March 19, 1990 ~ May 8, 2023
Estefan Coronado was born in El Paso,TX on March 19, 1990 to parents Eduvijes Lopez and Pedro Coronado. Estefan grew up in Monticello, UT with his siblings Fernando, Armando, and Xochitl Coronado and gained two step sisters, Annalie & Emily Jacobo. No matter how much they picked on each other,...
Belva Walker Nielson  June 23, 1926 ~ May 6, 2023
Belva Walker Nielson, a loving, kind, and generous woman, passed away peacefully of natural causes on May 6, 2023, in Cortez, CO, surrounded by her loving family. Born on June 23, 1926, in Red Mesa, CO, Belva spent her life dedicated to her family and community. Belva attended San Juan High School...

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