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Ruth Brown Christiansen

Ruth Brown Christiansen, 93, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2021, at the home of her daughter in Pleasant Grove, Utah. She was born April 29, 1927, in Lovell, Wyoming, and raised by loving parents Eben Ray and Marie Brown. She was the 8th of 9 children, all of whom preceded her in death. She married her high school sweetheart Cloyd LaVell Christiansen on January 15, 1947, in the Salt Lake Temple.

Mom was raised on a dairy farm in Lovell, Wyoming until the age of twelve when her family moved to Manila, an area of Pleasant Grove, Utah. As a young child, she developed a love for reading, a passion that stayed with her throughout her life. (It wasn't a secret to anyone in the family that Mom sometimes skipped to the last pages of a novel to read the ending to determine if the book was a worthwhile read.) She graduated from Pleasant Grove High School as an honor student, and she earned the distinction of giving the opening talk at her commencement ceremony. After high school, Mom attended Brigham Young University while waiting for her sweetheart to return home from the Navy after WWII.

Mom was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Throughout her membership in the church, she served in many callings in the Primary, Sunday School, and Relief Society. Upon retirement, Mom and Dad served a Spanish speaking mission in Long Beach, California. Their service in the church also included the opportunity to serve as ordinance workers in the Provo and Timpanogos Temples for twelve years. Mom was a woman of strong faith - she loved to share her testimony of the gospel and serving others was one of her greatest joys.

Mom had a love of baking, shopping, and sports. Her talent as a homemaker inspired her to pass her baking skills on to her children and grandchildren, and her homemade bread, cinnamon rolls, and pies were a favorite for many. Along with baking, her love for shopping was also passed to her children and grandchildren; everyone in the family has fond memories of shopping trips with her. Although Mom had a penchant for baking and shopping, she, arguably, enjoyed sports most of all. You could oftentimes find her with Dad, watching either football, basketball, volleyball, or baseball- especially if it involved BYU. They were also part of the BYU Cougar Club, which lead them to many exciting times traveling across the country with friends to the BYU football games. It was an activity that both Mom and Dad shared an affinity for, and they loved to enjoy it together.

But overall, her family was her greatest joy. Mom was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and together with the family, she enjoyed countless adventures including trips, barbeques, parties- and especially our weekly Sunday evening gathering. Her smile lit up the room and brightened everyone's day, and she loved to share stories about her heritage and about Dad. Her family loved to hear the stories that accompanied her extensive genealogy work to preserve the memory of her husband and her family. Whenever she was in the midst of family, she was her most fulfilled.

Ruth is survived by her children: Linda (Mark) Strong, Pleasant Grove, David (Vicki) Christiansen, West Jordan, Paul (Stacey) Christiansen, Orem, Jean ( Mitchell) Albrecht, Alpine, Kent (Eleanor) Dukepoo, Orem; 27 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Cloyd Christiansen, her son Grieg, her daughter RuthAnn Hansen, and grandsons Jason Strong and Braiden Albrecht.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at 11:00 AM for immediate family only. Others may join via live webcast at www.walkersanderson.com, please join us as we celebrate her life. Because we are unable to meet together with our friends and extended family at this time, we would love for you to share your memories and comments about Ruth with us on the Walker Sanderson website.

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Elder Jake Ryan Smith

Elder Jake Ryan Smith, our \"Jakey\", was called home to his Heavenly Father on January 7, 2021 while serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Arkansas, Little Rock Mission.

Jake was born on April 24, 2001 in American Fork, Utah to Steve and Tina Smith, he had two sisters and one brother who he loved with all his heart. He grew up and lived his life in Lehi creating memories and building friendships that were priceless and eternal.

Jake will be fondly remembered for his love of adventure and people. From a young age, he lived life \"full throttle\", always looking for someone to chat with or fun to be had. There was never a dull moment if Jake was around. His ability to light up a room with his infectious smile and infamous \"tall tales\", as his friends call them, was unprecedented. Growing up, he never backed down from a challenge whether it was sports, academics, or anything else, he would go above and beyond and never give up until the job was done. He was the first to show up and the last to leave.

Jake had a great love of sports and the outdoors. He loved hunting, fishing, camping, snowboarding and dirt biking. He was looking forward to a hunting trip in Colorado with his dad and desert racing with his little sister upon returning from his mission. Jake was never hesitant to try new things, he wanted to do it all, from parkour to playing the guitar to welding and everything in between.

He was a mama's boy through and through, he was her rock and the glue that often held things together. His dad was his hero and adventure buddy. His older sister Ashley talks of his indescribable hugs that seemed to always make everything better. He was his sister Jaynee's biggest advocate and his brother Brayden's \"right-hand man.\" Jake could spend countless hours talking about hunting with his brother-in-law Peter and often talked about how his nephew Boston would be his \"little hunting buddy\". His family meant everything to him!

Jake graduated from Skyridge High School in 2019. He loved his high school years, creating thousands of memories with his amazing group of friends. Lettering in wrestling and captain of the mountain bike team were only a couple of his highlights. He was a seminary graduate and an Eagle Scout. This is where he learned to always be prepared, and prepared he was! You would seldom find Jake without his cowboy boots, pocket knife, and flashlight ready to serve at a moments notice and you better bet he'd have a Mountain Dew and Taco Bell in hand.

His ability to make people feel loved and accepted was second nature. He had a way of just meeting someone and making them feel as though they were instant best friends. He had a heart of gold and would be there to lift anyone in a time of need. He was a lover of people and would give the shirt off his back, or quite literally, the tie clip off his tie. He believed in standing for right, even if it meant he stood alone.

He had a special place in his heart for his close knit group of friends and this is something his family will cherish forever. He was a natural born gentleman and was the protector for all of his little \"sisters\" both family and friends. To his friends he'd say, \"See you in a minute!\".

His missionary work started when he was young and has never stopped. He was proud to be the first member in his entire family to serve a mission and he couldn't wait to go out and share the light and love of Christ with the people of Arkansas. While serving his mission, he quickly fell in love with the area and especially the people. Jake recently expressed how much he loved the area he was last serving in. He had just become district leader, a role he took to heart. He spent his last days on his mission sharing his testimony and being an example to everyone he came in contact with. He was where he wanted to be, doing what he wanted to be doing. Although he was taken from this earth too soon, we find comfort in knowing Jake's missionary work is continuing on both sides of the veil.

Some things will never be the same, but the message Jake spent his last days spreading was that our Heavenly Father loves us, families are forever, and that we can return to Him. These truths will never change! Jake left a final scripture for all of us found in Ecclesiastes Chapter 3:1, \"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.\" To this he probably would have added a \"Never forget that!\" and a \" Now Send It!\"

The family would like to express their heartfelt condolences to the many people he loved in Arkansas. A special thanks to President and Sister Cahoon, President and Sister Hansen, all of the ALRM missionaries, Bishop John Sherwood and the Beebe Ward, and many countless others.

Words cannot express the gratitude the Smith family has for the outpouring of love, the widespread generosity and donations from family, friends, and even those they don't know.

Jake is survived by his parents, Steve and Tina Smith. Siblings, Ashley (Peter) Buhler, Brayden Smith and Jaynee Smith. Nephew, Boston Buhler. Grandparents, Jerry and Diane Smith, Mike and Marcia Jarrett. Along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins who love him dearly.

He was embraced and welcomed home by his aunts, Terry Lynn Jarrett and Teresa Scott along with his great grandparents.

A public viewing will be held Friday, January 15th from 5-8 pm at Wing Mortuary, 118 E Main Lehi, Utah.

Masks and social distancing are required.

In order to help with social distancing and minimize wait time, we ask that families with the last names beginning with A-M come between the hours of 5-6:30 pm and last names beginning with N-Z come between 6:30-8 pm. This is just a request, please participate in any way you can.

You may also view the funeral services live. A link for streaming will be provided at www.wingmortuary.com

Friends and family may share memories of Jake on Facebook \"In Memory of Elder Jake Smith\" or \"@jakes_tall_tales\" on Instagram.

Condolences can also be shared at www.wingmortuary.com

FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES will be held by invitation only due to COVID restrictions, on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 1 pm.

Heartfelt thanks to Wing Mortuary and Haws Floral.

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Marian Davis Jacobson

Marian Davis Jacobson, 94, passed away peacefully at her home on January 4, 2021, in Springville, Utah, with family by her side.

She was born April 12, 1926, in Peerless, Utah, to Levi Washington Davis and Ruth Alice Thorpe. She was reared in Springville, Utah, and graduated from Springville High in 1944. Springville was her home for the remainder of her life.

Marian married Waldo Evan Jacobson, on June 12, 1946, in the Salt Lake City Temple. Their marriage was performed by Elder Harold B. Lee. After only 11 days of marriage, Waldo entered the New England Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving a 2 -year mission. Marian attended Brigham Young University and LDS Business College and worked in various jobs as a secretary until he returned.

Her life was defined by love and service to her family, friends, community, and the Church. Above all, she was a remarkable and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved to sew, quilt, scrapbook, garden, make cards, and work on family history. She served in numerous church positions including ward and stake relief society president. She enjoyed serving with her husband, who was a bishop/branch president in Springville, at BYU, and at the Missionary Training Center. They also served in the Provo Temple doing sealings (25 years) and working in the Baptistery (4 years). She was a long-time member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and the Springville Companion Club, an affiliate of the General Federation of Women's Clubs.

She is survived and greatly missed by: Ann (Weldon) Larsen, John (Marsha) Jacobson, Jane (Peter) Vogel, and David (Kelly) Jacobson; 18 grandchildren and 52 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Carol (Roy) Stephens, and sister-in-law Flora (Ralph) Jacobson. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sisters Veryl (Woodrow) Thompson, Evelyn (Lamar) Mason, Ranae (Clyde) Stone, and sister-in-law Jeri (Wendell) Winger, and brother-in-law Ralph Jacobson.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the funeral at the Springville Center Street Chapel, 355 East Center Street, Springville, Utah, will be for immediate family only on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 1:00 PM. An immediate family-only viewing will precede the funeral. Interment will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.

Extended family and friends may view the funeral services live at https://youtu.be/UjY7LZ0eMRA.

Please share a memory of Marian at www.Wheelermortuary.com. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributing to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Humanitarian Fund or a charity of your choice.

The family expresses their gratitude to Marian's wonderful care-givers: Stacey, Sasha, Janet, and others of Active Home Health and Hospice.

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Chris Vest

Our husband, father, brother, teacher, and best friend returned to his Heavenly Father on January 11th, 2021 after a long and hard battle in the Provo ICU with COVID-19. We are so proud of him and how strong he is, and truly feel that he could tell us: \"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.\"

Chris was born on March 25, 1958 in Provo, Utah, but he was raised in Payson by his parents, Gene Vest and Elaine Shuler Vest, and lived there his entire life. He loved hunting with his dad and brothers, swimming on the Payson swim team, helping his dad on the farm, and playing football for Payson High School.

After he graduated, he worked in construction for about 15 years before going back to school and graduating from BYU with a degree in elementary education. For the next 27 years, he would bless the lives of countless fifth graders and their families at Salem Elementary. We all remember his funny stories and the way he empowered us to be our best selves and to love learning. In the summers, he ran the family farm and served on the Salem Canal Company board, eventually as its president, advocating for water rights and other farmers.

Within his first few years of teaching, Chris met Janet Panhorst, the new teacher in his grade level, and they fell in love. They were married in the Mt.Timpanogos temple in 1997 and soon after started their family of three daughters: Kylee, Sheridan, and Alaina.

Chris' family was absolutely everything to him. We always knew we were his top priority. He took us on four wheeler trips to his favorite former hunting spots in Fish Lake, Utah, and he never missed a soccer game, piano recital, or a chance to teach us how to work on the farm. We will never forget his legacy of hard work, kindness, and the influence one person can have on hundreds in a small sphere. We love him, are so proud of him, and will miss him so much.

We want to give a special thank you to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Utah Valley Hospital that worked so selflessly and bravely to take care of Chris. They cared for him as if he was their own loved family member. You are all our heroes.

Chris is preceded in death by his parents Gene Vest and Elaine Shuler Vest. He is survived by his brothers Randy (Joycelyn) and Jeff (Cynthia), his sister Gina (Greg), his nieces and nephews, his wife Janet, his daughters; Kylee (Taylor), Sheridan, and Alaina, one grandson who will be born in May, and Janet's family, who consider him one of their own.

Funeral services for family and very close friends will be held on Saturday, January 16th at 11 AM, by invitation only, but services will be broadcast live at bit.ly/ChrisVestFuneral. A viewing for the public will be held on Friday, January 15th from 6-8 PM at 1130 E. 100 S. Payson, UT. Masks and social distancing will be required if you choose to attend.

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Susan Blundell Jensen

1939 - 2021

Together again

Susan Blundell Jensen, age 81, passed away January 4, 2021. She married Joseph A. Jensen on April 12, 1957. They had four children together, Justine Jensen McGee, Joe Jensen (deceased), Kurt Jensen, and Jay & Raquel Wagers Jensen.

Five grand children, Justin Shepherd, Meagan & Jenna McGee, and Shandee & Lexee Jensen.

Two great grand children, Vanessa Jo Shepherd and Aidan Joseph Bayles. At moms request, a small family gathering at East Lawn Cemetery will be held so she can be with dad and baby Joe again.

We love and miss you mom.

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Sharon Marie Adams England

1942 - 2021

Sharon Marie Adams England passed away peacefully on Friday, January 8, 2021. She was born on December 1, 1942, in Spanish Fork, Utah, to Dallas C. Adams and Julia Marie Isaac.

Sharon graduated from Spanish Fork High School in 1961. She married Leland E. England on August 4, 1968, and they were sealed in the Ogden Utah temple on May 3, 1988. Leland preceded Sharon in death on January 17, 2004.

She was a secretary for many years and worked at First Security Bank, Weber State University, and Hill Air Force Base before she retired.

Sharon was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She had a strong testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and loved her father in heaven and Jesus, her savior and redeemer. She always knew of their love for her throughout her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Gary and Robert.

She is survived by her children, Skip, Debbie, Kevin, Meretta, Kelly, Shannon, Jeri, John, Teri, Jay, and all of her loving and precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as her brother, Dallas and his wife, Barbara, her sister, Barbara Perkins, brother, Donald Smith, sisters-in-law, Cara Jean Adams and Sharon Kay Adams, and many loving nieces and nephews.

In her last years, she was sweetly, gently, and tenderly cared for by her loving daughter, Jeri Schoppe.

On her request, there will not be a viewing. Graveside services will be held January 16 at 10am at the Payson City Cemetery: 400 North 800 East, Payson, Utah, 84651.

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Kent Rex Grange

1951 - 2021

Kent Rex Grange passed away peacefully on January 7, 2021. Kent was born in Provo, Utah on September 18, 1951 to Dorothy and Lenis Grange. He graduated from Orem High and began working as a mechanic for UDOT. He retired from UDOT as a shop foreman in December 2003.

He married Lanette Davis on May 10, 1974 after wooing her with his sideburns and new tires on her Chevelle. They lived in Orem and later Lindon where they raised two daughters. Kent designed and built their home and fixed anything with an engine.

Kent was an avid sportsman, taught hunters education and gun safety classes, and ran shooting ranges for over ten years. He loved the outdoors and camping. He helped anyone in need. He was quiet, but always had a little mischievous twinkle in his eye. His sarcasm and one-liners were most recently appreciated by many hospital staff.

Kent demonstrated dignity and grace over the past 6 years fighting liver cancer. Kent's family expresses our deepest gratitude to the donor and family of Kent's donor liver for the additional 3 years we had with Kent.

The Grange's express heartfelt thanks to the Liver Transplant, Interventional Radiology, Nephrology, SICU, SSTU, Infectious Disease, and the many PT and OT staff at the U of U Hospital, the Oncology team and ICU staff at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital and to the Provo Dialysis team. Thank you for helping Kent through his many medical trials with dignity and respect.

Kent is survived by his wife Lanette and daughters Natalie and Angela Grange who will miss him terribly but are grateful he is free from medical devices and pain.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 at the Lindon 19th Ward, 731 East Center Street, Lindon, Utah. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, Jan. 14, from 6-8:00 p.m. at the Berg Mortuary of Orem, 500 North State Street. Masks are required and social distancing will be practiced. Graveside interment at Eastlawn Memorial Hills in Provo. Condolences may be expressed at www.bergmortuary.com.

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Kathie Christensen Jermain

1941 - 2020

Kathie Christensen Jermain, age 79, passed away unexpectedly on December 22, 2020 at her home in Hobbs, New Mexico. She was born in Payson, Utah to Russell and Marie (McCellen) Christensen.

Kathie attended school in Salem and Spanish Fork. She graduated from Spanish Fork High. She later attended UVSC and graduated with a degree in graph arts and design. She loved to draw and paint.

Kathie married Fred Jermain and they had three sons. They later divorced.

She spent the last 37 years with the love of her life, Clark Spencer. They trained and raced horses together. Before training horses, Kathie worked in banking, as a veterinarian assistant, and in home health care. She was very involved with helping grow the Salem baseball program in the 1970s. Kathie was involved with the Loafer Mt. Snowmobile Club, Payson Horse Racing Association, and Loafer Mountain Recreation Association. She enjoyed camping, hunting and just getting together with family and friends.

Kathie is survived by three sons: Jeff, Mark (Leslie), and Ryan (Evelyn) Jermain, all from Salem, Utah; nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; Clark Spencer and his three children and their families; one brother Bryan (JP) Christensen; two sisters, Carol (Dale) Jorgensen and Cindy (Kevin) King; and one brother-in-law, Walt Limb.

Kathie is preceded in death by her parents: two sisters, Barbara McCoy, and Jean Limb and one brother, Mack Christensen.

Kathie will be buried at the Salem City Cemetery. A small family service will be held at a later date.

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Ruth Brown Christiansen

Ruth Brown Christiansen, age 93, passed away January 7, 2021. Arrangements entrusted to Walker Sanderson Funeral Home of Orem. A Live Broadcast of services may be viewed at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 16, 2021 at www.walkersanderson.com, Condolences and memories may be offered to the family at the same website.

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Barbara Park Gordon

July 19, 1939 - January 8, 2021

Barbara Park Gordon, 81, passed away on January 8, 2021. She fought her battle with Alzheimer's with dignity and determination, and is finally at peace.

Barbara was born on July 19, 1939 in Orem, Utah to Barbara Ferre Park and LeGrande Smith Park. She grew up on the family farm in Orem, and attended Orem schools, graduating from Orem High in 1957. Her siblings are: Howard Park (Sun), Nola Sweat (Robert), Larry Park (Lilas), Tami Wall (Rod), and RaNae Park. She married Robert David Gordon on September 25, 1961. They lived in Las Vegas for a year before returning to Utah County, where she spent the majority of her life. They had six children, and were later divorced.

In 1985 Barbara invited Yumiko Watanabe (Franklin) from Japan to be part of the family for several years. She loved Yumi and her parents, Isao and Keiko Watanabe.

Barbara was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She held various callings, but her favorite one was that of Ward Librarian, in which she served for many years. She was a member of the Orem 45th ward for decades, and for the past nine years she has been a member of the Stansbury Park Lighthouse ward.

Barbara was a homemaker as long as she was married. After her divorce, she returned to school and earned an Associate's degree. She then worked for 17 years in the Utah County Assessor's office, working with the Greenbelt program.

Barbara is survived by five children: Chris, Janice (Randy), Wendy, Collin (Lori), and April. She has six grandchildren: Tav (Kayla), Tayanna (Jeff), Sydney (Talmage), Sarah, McCall, and Mark, and 3.5 great-grandchildren: Taylynn, Mila, Aleah, and Emmett (due in April.)

She is also survived by her sister, Tami Wall, and sisters-in-law Lilas Park and Lorna Morrey. She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Mark and siblings Howard, Nola, Larry, and RaNae.

Funeral services will be held this Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Olpin Family Mortuary in Pleasant Grove. A public viewing will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. and graveside services at the Orem Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. Due to COVID concerns we will be holding a private funeral service from 11:00 a.m. to noon. If you would like to attend in person, please RSVP to April Gordon, 801-592-5020, weixiangirl@gmail.com.

Others are welcome to view the service via video steam. We will not be having a formal family luncheon following the services.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com

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