Ella Ruth Hughes, 14, of Provo passed away at her home on November 16, 2017. Ella was born on August 30, 2003 at Orem Community Hospital. She was a beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin, church member, student and friend. Ella was known for her ability to help others feel special and seen, and it was common for her to break apart from the crowd to attend to the one. She volunteered weekly at Jamestown Assisted Living and was an active participant in her LDS ward. She served in her ward’s Beehive Presidency and enjoyed working with her peers. An “A” student, Ella worked diligently at her studies. She had many talents including acting, drawing and singing, but above all, Ella was a prolific and assiduous writer. She planned to pursue a writing career by attending the University of Iowa. Ella loved to read, eat chocolate, walk in the rain, plan parties, attend the theater, laugh and dream. During her short life she made a tremendous impact and made the world a kinder, more beautiful place. She was a bright star of hope and joy. Ella is survived by her parents, Daniel and Christy, and her brothers, Christopher (6) and Michael (4), grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, teachers and many friends. Ella, we are honored to have had you in our lives. We love you forever and always. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 1:00pm at the LDS Edgemont South Stake Building, 350 E 2950 N, Provo, Utah. Burial will be in the Orem City Cemetery.
Clint was only 31 years of age. He graduated from high school in 2004. Clint and I met in 2008 and it was true love at first sight. We were so happy together. Clint was very loved and admired by many. He was so loving, kind hearted and had the biggest heart. Clint also had a loving heart and soul. He was always there for me, his loving heart was so admiring and his unforgettable love will never be forgotten. He will always be with me and always have my heart for eternity. He adopted his pitbull and was so happy to have a best friend again. They did everything together. Their favorite thing that they loved to do was skateboarding and playing fetch. They were truly best friends. Clint attended college at Stevens Henager, he graduated with high honors in September of 2014. He also was put on the Dean's list for his high academic standards, being a superior student and role model to others. Clint also had lots of things that we enjoyed doing together. He loved to play disc golf, camping, fishing and enjoyed relaxing and watching movies together. We loved to go target shooting, playing board games and pool and enjoyed listening to his music. Clint will be very missed and will always and forever hold a special place in my heart and will never be forgotten. I was truly in love with him, he meant the world to me, and he was the most important person in my life. Tricia Barrett, Clint's fiance.
Richard Jed Warner, 87, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 3, 2017 in Provo, Utah after a long battle with Alzheimer’s, a progressive and devastating degenerative brain disease. While he lived life to its fullest, his death was a gentle and prayed-for event. Richard was born in Fillmore, Utah to Newell Knight and Mar Ellen Warner on September 23rd, 1930. He was the second to the youngest of 10 children and the only one that his mother ever was compelled to chase through the house with the stove poker. Him deciding to jump out of an upstairs bedroom window to avoid her wrath was completely his idea! Richard is survived by his youngest sibling and sister Margene Pease. He was recently joyously reunited with his deceased brothers Meldon, Duane, and Ray, and sisters Edith, Myrl, Beth, Mary and Helen. And since his mother suffered a stroke that robbed her of her power of speech when Richard was only two years old, we are guessing that he and his Mom are currently having lots of nice, long conversations. As a boy Richard was what might be described as a strapping young man. At a young age he was already helping his father load gravel into dump trucks in the freezing hours before he went to school, tromping down the hay bales at harvest time. As a teenager he loaded and unloaded freight on his father’s trucks and even worked in a meat-packing plant carrying sides of beef! In school, he excelled in pursuits of the extra-curricular variety. His main interest were sports, sports, and sports and he played just about every sport available to him, excelling in football and boxing. Being the youngest of 4 brothers he had a lot to live up to and did he ever! He was selected to be on the Utah High School All State football team in 1948, and competed and won many local state boxing championships which led to him winning the Intermountain Golden Glove Championship in 1949. After graduating from Millard High in Fillmore, Utah in 1948, Richard received an offer he couldn’t refuse from the football recruiters at Utah State and took off for Logan, Utah where he took to the grid iron with LaVell Edwards, who would remain a life-long friend. Later he transferred to Branch Agricultural College (BAC) in Cedar City where he also played football and joined the Air Force along with five fellow students. During the next few years Richard used all his charm to woo his “best friend” Carole Beverly Kimball who was attending college at the opposite end of the state. Who could resist a man who picked you up for dates in a dump truck without any windows? Despite the less than ideal dating conditions, Carole had no defense when it came to Richard and eventually succumbed to his Warner charm and agreed to marry him. A wedding was planned for June, but In January of 1952, shortly after receiving his orders that would take him overseas to South Korea in a matter of weeks, Richard convinced Carole to become his bride. To use his words, “I determined that it was very important for my salvation to get married to Carole before I left.” He knew he would be gone for at least a year and didn’t want to risk losing her while he was gone, so smart man that he was, he wasted no time “putting a ring on it.” Within a week of proposing, Richard and Carole (but mostly Carole) planned a wedding and honeymoon. On January 30th, 1952 Richard and Carole were married at her home in Kanosh, Utah and five short days later, the newlyweds were separated when Richard set out on a ship bound for South Korea. When Richard returned from South Korea a year later, he and Carole were sealed together for time and all eternity on February 24th, 1953 in the Salt Lake Temple. He attended The University of Utah for a time but soon the opportunities in California began calling his name and he and Carole packed up their meager possessions in a U-Haul trailer along with baby Cole (and another baby on the way) and arrived in Long Beach, California in September of 1955 to 113 degree temperatures and $355.00 to their names. The kids started appearing one-by-one in 1954. Beginning with two sons, Cole and Kevin, and followed by the true apples of his eye, four daughters, Rebecca, Jill, JoAnn, and Dori. As the babies came and grew, Richard worked tirelessly to support his family. He joined the Long Beach Fire Department where he worked for 5 years while he learned the electrical trade and studied for his electrical contractor’s license. In 1958 with a $5,000 loan he started Warner Electric, Inc. out of his home. Through sheer will, determination, and a whole lot of tenacity, Richard went from having never touched an electrical wire, to creating a company that ultimately ranked 26th in the nation among electrical contractors and was chosen to do the electrical installation on the Tom Bradley International Terminal and Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport before the 1984 World Olympics. In business, as in love and fatherhood, he was generous and fair, and inspired deep and abiding respect from colleagues and employees alike. He had an indomitable entrepreneurial spirit that would go on to inspire his children and grandchildren to want to follow in those big footprints. Richard subscribed to the work hard, play hard philosophy of life. He lived life to the fullest! From bear hunting in Alaska, to salmon fishing in Canada, to skiing in the Swiss Alps and golfing on beautiful courses around the world, Richard lived life to the fullest. Each one of his kids can talk endlessly about the adventures we had with our Dad, including many, many, many sporting events! We’re convinced he helped keep the Dodgers, Rams, Lakers, Angels, and Kings in business during the 80’s. Not to mention Brigham Young University! Suffice it to say he has always had a deep and abiding love for that establishment and generously supported it to the end. In 1985 my parents built their dream home in Huntington Beach, California where they lived for 10 years before returning to Utah, and one-by-one, most of their married children and their families followed. They lived in Heber City for two years before moving to Provo where they ended up in the loving arms of their beloved Oak Hills Sixth Ward family. There they made many wonderful, lasting friendships and found a great deal of peace and happiness serving the Lord. Richard has served faithfully in many, many church callings throughout the years. Much to the dismay of his teenage kids at the time, he served as the Bishop of the Long Beach 3rd ward for 5 years in the 70’s and countless people who lived in that ward still call his named blessed for the love and care he took with the shepherding of that flock. Later he served as a High Counselor in the Long Beach East Stake under an imposing Dutchman named Peter Dalebout, and then as First Counselor in the Stake Presidency under President William R. Gould. After that he gave many years of faithful service with his wife Carole by his side in the Los Angeles and Provo Temples. He has a burning testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and his good works have touched the lives of countless people throughout his long and abundant life. Richard is survived by his beloved sweetheart Carole, his sons Cole Warner (Nancy) and Kevin Warner (Denise), his daughters Rebecca Schiffauer (Mike), Jill Nystul (David), JoAnn Warner, Dori O’Dell (Ken), 24 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. He will be missed acutely by all, but his legacy will continue through each of our lives as we attempt to live and love as he did. Viewing at Nelson Family Mortuary 4780 N University Ave Provo, Utah (801) 405-7444 Thursday, November 9, 2017 6:00 – 8:00 pm Viewing at Oak Hills Sixth Ward Friday, November 10, 2017 1960 N 1500 E Provo, Utah 84604 9:30 – 10:30 am Funeral 11:00 am Internment at Kanosh Cemetery Kanosh, Utah Saturday, November 11, 2017 12 noon
STANLEY H. PIERCE, 92 American Fork, Utah – Stanley H. Pierce was born April 23, 1925, in Payson, Utah, the son of Cora Hiatt and Angus Franklin Pierce. He passed away peacefully at his home in American Fork, Utah on October 30, 2017. Arriving at his parents’ home in early spring, he inherited a rich pioneer heritage and was the welcomed child of a large extended family. Ultimately having five brothers and sisters, and six half brothers and sisters, didn’t make for a ‘life full of riches’, but it did make for a ‘rich full life’ as Stanley would attest some 92 years later. At the young age of two, he moved with his family from Utah to southeastern Idaho, to break out land and homestead east of Aberdeen in 1927. As a youth he attended local schools and graduated from Aberdeen High school in 1944. He married his sweetheart Doris Jolley on December 19, 1945 in the Idaho Falls Temple; the couple sharing over 71 years of marriage together. Following their marriage, Stanley and Doris purchased ground east of the original Pierce homestead. The next four decades they lived on the land they broke out of sagebrush, over time turning rocky ridges and uncultivated vistas near the American Falls Reservoir into fertile productive soil. Smaller parcels they had originally rented were gradually added to the operation until the family farm consisted of 550 acres. 1962 became a landmark year with completion of the new brick home; and the family moving in the day Doris returned from the hospital and the birth of the couple’s last child. Here they raised their six children, Kathy (Harlow) Andersen, Marilyn (Clifford) Whyte, Brent (Anne) Pierce, Monte (Julie) Pierce, Nina (Tom) Biesinger, and Tammy (Dan) Nelson. Teaching them to work hard and become productive citizens was a natural bi-product of the family farm where there were always cows to milk, pipe to move, rock to pick, and crops to harvest. A devoted member of the LDS Church, Stanley served in various capacities in the American Falls Stake including Bishop of the Aberdeen First Ward and stake high councilman. A dedicated student of the scriptures, he taught Gospel Doctrine for over 30 years and as a Seventy served twelve years as a stake missionary. He and his wife Doris enjoyed serving for many years as ordinance workers in the Idaho Falls, Bountiful, Salt Lake and Timpanogos LDS Temples. Adverse farming conditions in 1987 led to the Pierce’s leaving the Aberdeen area and the home they had created for over forty years. The heartbreaking challenge to leave behind the only life they had ever known required deep faith and courage, but it also led to unseen opportunity as the couple moved to Idaho Falls to pursue work. At age 60, when many are looking toward retirement, Stanley retrained his mind and refocused his efforts to gain an insurance license and become an Independent Real Estate Broker. In 1989, new skills and the career change took them to Utah where he developed Pierce Real Estate and Financial Services, working well into his late seventies. Living in close proximity to several of their children, they have made their home in Utah for the past three decades. Currently residing in American Fork, Utah, health conditions incidental to age required Stanley to receive Hospice Care the past several weeks; allowing him to remain at home with his beloved wife, Doris the remainder of his days and be attended by the family that he loved. At the time of his passing his posterity included 21 Grandchildren and 30 Great Grandchildren. Stanley was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law Harlow Andersen, and grandson Lynn Andersen. He is survived by his wife, Doris and one sister Ramona Anderson, the last surviving sibling of their generation. Deceased siblings include: Leo Pierce, Lois Babb, Hazel Becker, Ethel Claunch; half brothers and sisters Lynn, Clare, Claude and (infant Dorothy) Taylor; Florence, Beulah and Ralph Pierce; and (infant, Angus Broadbent). Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the American Fork 38th Ward, 2433 West 450 South, Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062. 9:30 to 10:45 AM –Viewing and Family Prayer 11:00 AM – Funeral Service Arrangements under the direction of the Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 N University Ave. www.nelsonmortuary.com
Annie Pate Deaver Annie Pate Deaver passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 in Provo, Utah at the age of 92 with family at her side. Born Annie Lee Pate, November 26, 1924, in Lenoir County, N.C. to Benjamin Franklin Pate and Bessie Harper. Annie was the second of four children. She has two brothers, Ralph and Linwood, both now deceased, and her beloved sister Evelyn who resides in Wilson, N.C. After the death of their father, all four children were placed in the Free Will Baptist Children’s Home in Middlesex, N.C. Annie later graduated from Deep Run High school and went on to graduate from a business college in Richmond, VA. Annie married Alvis Earl Deaver on January 18, 1946 in Kinston, N.C. As devoted members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in August 1953, they were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City, Utah temple. Annie was a loving and devoted wife and mother. After 58 years of marriage, Alvis passed away in 2004. Annie and Alvis had seven children. Her fifth child and son, Hugh, preceded her in death. She is survived by her six children: Stewart and wife Janie, of Bethlehem, PA; Brenda and husband Roger Woodruff, of Saginaw, TX; Tom and wife Vicki, of Midway, UT; Lynn and John Davis (deceased), of Las Vegas, NV; Kent and wife Susan, also of Las Vegas, NV; and Jesse and wife Carla, of Rocklin, CA. Thirty-four grandchildren, forty-six great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild also survive Annie. Annie and Alvis made their home and raised their family in Eastern North Carolina where they were active members of the Albertson ward of the LDS church. After sending four sons on missions and all the children having left the nest, Annie and Alvis served a twelve-month mission for the LDS church in Rapid City, S.D. They lived on an Indian reservation with Alvis serving as Branch President of the local unit of the church. Their days were filled with service to others and they spent many hours tutoring young children at school each week. After the death of Alvis in 2004, Annie moved to Las Vegas, NV. For the past two and one half years Annie has resided at Courtyard at Jamestown Assisted Living in Provo, UT. She leaves behind many dear and loving friends from her time at Jamestown. As a family, we wish to express our sincere gratitude to the many caregivers at Jamestown who cared for our mother during her time there. Funeral services and visitation will be held at the Albertson Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday, November 4, 2017, located at 3554 North NC 111 903 Highway, Albertson N.C. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until 10:45 AM with the funeral beginning at 11:00 AM. Interment will be at Pine Lawn Cemetery in Kinston, N.C. immediately following the funeral.