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May 19, 1925 ~ January 4, 2020 Betty Jensen Sitton, 94, passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020 in Gilbert, AZ. She was born to Hans and Adella Jensen on May 19, 1925 in Monticello. Betty’s early childhood was spent during the Great Depression. She grew up in Monticello being very much a “tomboy”...
November 23, 2004 ~ December 11, 2019 Ryder Kodah Palmer went into the loving arms of his Father in Heaven on December 11, 2019. Born in Monticello on November 23, 2004, he was dearly loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed until they meet again.  Ryder had a wonderful,...
Dianne VanCleve Hansen
Dianne VanCleve Hansen, age 73, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Rocky Mountain Care Center in Evanston, WY after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  She was born in Eagar, AZ to LeRoy and Marie Hamblin Vancleve. She was the oldest of three children.  She spent most of her...
Idonna Hunt Cook
Idonna Hunt Cook, age 92, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 26, 2019, in Riverton, UT. She was born May 25, 1927 in Blanding, the first of seven children born to Alfreda Ellen Rowley and Joseph Clarence Hunt. Idonna began piano lessons at age seven and became an accomplished...
January 2, 1933 ~ December 9, 2019 Joanne Christensen, age 86, passed away peacefully at the Four Corners Care Center in Blanding on December 9, 2019.  She was born January 2, 1933 in Monticello to Robert Neldon and Myrtle Elizabeth Dalton Christensen.  Joanne had nearly a lifetime of struggles....
December 22, 1923 ~ December 4, 2019 Clisbee Nielson Lyman was born December 22, 1923 in Oak City, UT to Frederic and Ellen Lyman. The family moved to Blanding, UT shortly after Clisbee’s birth and lived on their farm at Shirttail Corner.   Clisbee purchased one of the first bicycles in Blanding...
August 27, 1931 ~ December 3, 2019 LaRae Palmer Bradford, 88, a very beautiful, talented and loving woman, died surrounded by her family on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.   She was born in Blanding on Thursday, August 27, 1931 to Oren Kenneth and Marba Helquist Palmer. She was the oldest of six...
December 25, 1960 ~ November 28, 2019 Blake Lyman Shumway passed away peacefully on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28 in the comfort of his home, encircled about by his family, following a courageous battle with melanoma cancer.  Blake was born Christmas Day, December 25, 1960 in Salt Lake...
February 27, 1939 ~ November 27, 2019 Jack H. Kirby was born February 27, 1939 at home in Cherokee, OK.  He was the seventh child born to John Thomas and Pearl Ingram Kirby.   He joined the Navy at age 17 and served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal.  He traveled throughout the...
July 11, 1955 ~ November 29, 2019 “The stars will shine a little bit brighter and the earth a little less joyful without my aunt’s infectious laugh and beautiful smile. She will be missed, but there is joy in heaven as she joins my grandparents.” (LaNae B. Rodas) Oralee Black joined the family of...

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