COLUMBIA/KEARNS - Emma "Floyd" (Quayle) Sotherland passed away after a seven month battle with abdominal cancer on Jan. 7, 2006 at her home in Kearns with her husband, Dennis, at her side caring for her with the assistance of IHC Hospice, throughout her illness.
She was born May 1, 1926 in Columbia.
She graduated from the University of Utah with a master's degree in education, and she worked in the Salt Lake area for a number of years as a special education teacher before retiring. She loved her work with special needs children, square dancing, sewing, traveling, the LDS church and spending time with her two nieces, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren.
She is survived by husband, Dennis J. Sotherland; brother, Willis D. and Darolyn Quayle of Seattle, Wash.; daughter, Toma A. and Richard "Rick" Nisbet, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; sons, Terry W. and Pat Alger of Clayton, Calif.; Kim N. and Cindy Alger of Kirby, Ore.; two nieces, one grandnephew, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be Jan. 27, 1 p.m. at the Kearns 7th LDS Ward, 4270 W. 5700 South. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Redwood Memorial Mortuary and Cemetery.
Friends may contribute, in her name, to IHC Hospice, the Kearns 7th Ward or a charity of their choice.
DRAGERTON/CLEAR-FIELD - Our precious angel, Jamie L. Naylor, passed away Jan. 12, 2006 at the age of 50.
She was born May 24, 1955 in Dragerton to F. Grant Smith Jr. and BenaLee Black Smith.
Her greatest joy was her daughter and grandchildren. Jamie also enjoyed crocheting, reading, listening to music and being with family and friends.
Survived by mother; daughter, Tammi (Alan) Atwood, Clearfield; stepsons, Terry (Renee) Naylor, Boise, Idaho; Zen Naylor, Salt Lake; stepdaughter, Lee (Rusty) Spencer, Rose Park; two brothers, Bill Smith, Cleveland, Ohio; Earl (Keith) Smith, Salt Lake; sister, Lorri (Norm) Browning, Price; grandchildren, Josh, David, Brayden, Caleb, Tristyn, Kolby, Tayson, Jazmin, Zach, Kyra and Stephen; grandmother, Sarah Jane Smith, Price; many special aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by father; husband, Dave Naylor; sisters, baby Lorri and Tammy Smith; brother, Gary Smith; grandparents, Forrest G. Smith, Ben and Mamie Black; mother-in-law, Shirley Carter; and father-in-law, Bert Carter.
Funeral services will be at Fausett Mortuary on Wednesday, Jan.18, at 2:30 p.m. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery. Private viewing will be available for family and friends at Fausett Mortuary on Tuesday, Jan. 17, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
PRICE - Laura Hastings Chidester, age 88, passed away Jan. 13, 2006 at Parkdale Care Center in Price.
She was born Oct. 30, 1917 in Joseph, to John and Lois Baker Hastings. Married Clin J. Chidester March 20, 1935 in Price; he died April 27, 1996.
Member of the LDS Church. Laura was a longtime resident of Carbon County where the family owned and operated Chidester Sand and Gravel.
She enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors and gardening. Her greatest love was for her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survived by son, Carl (Mary) Chidester, Helper; grandsons, Lynn Chidester, League City, Texas; Mark (Angela) Chidester, Memphis, Tenn.; Bart (Stephanie) Chidester, West Valley City; and granddaughter, Cathy (John) Rykowski, Placentia, Calif. Preceded in death by parents; son, Rodney J. Chidester; one brother; and four sisters.
Funeral service Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2 p.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Tuesday evening, from 6 to 7 p.m. and Wedneday one hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery.
STANDARDVILLE/SALT LAKE CITY - Arthur Brent Childs died of natural causes at his home on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006.
Arthur was born on March 23, 1945 in Standardville (Carbon County) to Regina Anderson Childs and Owen Childs. He graduated from Granite High School in 1964 and married Patricia M. Osborne in the same year, later divorced.
He grew up in Carbon County and later moved to Salt Lake City. He owned and managed his family bakery with his brother, Dean.
Later on he became a carpenter building homes and commercial buildings throughout the western United States.
He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping with his family and raising and riding horses, boating and waterskiing. He will be missed by all who loved him.
Survived by son, Allen Brent (Julie) Childs, LaGrande, Ore.; daughter, Desiree Dawn (Guy) Christiansen, Bountiful; sister, Connie (Leon) Christensen, Huntington; sister-in-law, Lajuana Childs, Ferron; and six grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son, Robert Dean Childs; brother, Dean Childs; and parents.
We love you Dad and hope to see you again someday.
Graveside services will be Thursday, Jan. 19, 1 p.m., at Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 E. 4580 South. Friends and family may call Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 S. State Street. Condolences may be made to the family at www.Jenkins-Soffe.com.
HELPER/ST.GEORGE - Don Jones Chambers passed away Jan. 14, 2006.
Another wonderful day...after 73 years of them, at the close of a perfect day, my "Boss" called me home. I am so happy to be going to join Him whom I have served for so many happy years. Now, without regret of any kind and carrying the most wonderful memories, I go into the loving, waiting arms of my Savior, whom I have known personally for more than 40 years. He told me in His words that "to be absent from the body is to be present with Him" and I trust Him and believe His word!
What a wonderful life this has been, now as I reflect on that walk, I am filled with awe for the many experiences God has given me. I graduated from three seminaries and received some fine degrees, but to know Jesus Christ as my personal Savior, that is where the real joy, peace and contentment is. No church, temple, pastor, priest or king can fill the void in our lives, that desire for real love, peace and contentment...just Him! I was very active in the church that I was born into but midway in my life I chose another path, paved with love, not law and without reluctance I (willingly) left that organization for the Christian walk. I was ordained with the Pentecostal Church of God where I served as pastor and district secretary-treasurer. I was pastor of the Full Gospel Assemble Church in Salt Lake City where I also taught ministerial studies, then transferred into the Open Bible Church to pastor three different churches for them. I taught for the Assembly of God Church in Quartzsite, Ariz., then pastored Love Christian Assembly there for three years. Health made me leave that position. I loved the church and loved the people I was serving. God is so good! I ended up here in this beautiful St. George, that my wife's great-grandfather helped pioneer.
What a pleasant experience life has been! Each and every time I have had the privilege of teaching anything having to do with my Lord. Oh, if I could just explain the joy that can be yours by just accepting the finished work that Christ has just done for you. I pray that my life has touched a few folks, that their walks have been made brighter, and their paths made easier and filled with real contentment because of Him. I always prayed "God make me an instrument to be used for Your glory." I hope He has, and believe He did.
I was born in Helper in 1932 to John E. and Bertha Jones Chambers. They had four children, Mary, Bert, Della and me. Mary lived in Phoenix, Ariz., and is buried there. Bert spent most of his life in Nephi and is buried in Spanish Fork. Della recently passed away and is also buried in Spanish Fork.
Our parents were Godly parents that lived the Word all the time. Always givers of love and sharers of food and board to any and all that were in need. They both were of pioneer stock, mom from Lewis and Jones families that helped to settle Salem and Spanish Fork, then homesteaded in Spanish Fork Canyon, Sheep Creek, Dairy Fork, Old Tucker and Soldier Summit. Dad's family had the first brick yard in Utah County, it was in Leland. His grandfather was sent there by Brigham Young.
Married the love of my life in 1951, Betty Lour Andrus. A match made in heaven. (A love match, not a boxing match!) What a wonderful blessing God gave me when He sent her into my life. We had seven children. Don Jr. (never liked the Jr. part, made him sound too young, bet it doesn't bother him in that respect anymore huh?). Married Cassy Harword. They live in Spring City where their lives are filled with contentment, kids and grandkids! Then we had Deanna, "Daddy"s little girl" with beautiful curly hair and a kind and loving heart. She has been stuck in a wheelchair for almost 20 years, MS holding her prisoner, but she always has the love of God shining in her eyes no matter how tough her lot becomes. She is a member of the Trinity Christian Church in Price. (My home church too). Then our son Douglas, who retired from the Navy and came to see us in Death Valley where we were working with the Christian Ministry in the parks. Douglas stood and recommitted himself to Christ on Sunday night. He was killed in an auto accident the next day. As sad as we were over the loss, we were happy to know that he is safe in the arms of Jesus. Any and all his sins were washed away, just as yours would be just by confessing and professing that you are a sinner who needs a Savior, because that's what it says in God's Holy Word! Then we had Judy who married Butch Bogdin. They live in Craig, Colo. They are active in the Assembly of God Church over there. She is my wonderful Welsh speaker. What happiness she brought me practicing the old tongue. Then we had Laura, who married Barry Kelso. They live in Boise, Idaho. She is our "daughter the school teacher". She is principal of two Montessori schools and is an accomplished musician on piano and violin. Then Jana, my "old baby" (fy baban hen) married Tom Ellis. They live near us and we see them everyday or two, they also come to our church. I preach to them all the time and they are kind enough to listen. And last of all the caboose kid, Jason Andrus Chambers, who is now living in Wellington. He married Brenda Baras. Always been a hard working guy and always wanted to drive a truck. Seems to be happy doing just that at least for now. (Go for it Jason, you can catch the blessings!) Although I lived in Salt Lake City for 35 years, I always thought of Soldier Summit as my home. I had a house up there for over 40 years. My grandfather was the first mayor and, sad to say, I was the last.
Over the years I worked making a living as refrigeration mechanic, then as salesman, then as owner of Chambers Sales Co. I worked for Moore Butcher Supply, John Wernli Co., all wonderful people. Then I worked and retired as store planning manager of Fleming Food Company. But, I always considered being pastor as my first calling, and it was always the one with the highest pay, not in dollars but in blessings.
But now I've got to go, I have someone saving me a seat beside the Eastern Wall. I think there will be a little memorial service for me, a celebration of my life (I hope) with a lot of smiles and some singing and a few good jokes! And you're all invited. I hope you meet my good friend Jesus, I am sure He will be there! Remember God loves you and so do I. See ya soon. Pastor Don (Old Jonesy).
Memorial service will be at Trinity Christian Church on Saturday, Jan. 21. At his request his ashes will be scattered on the cliffs of the Red Narrows in Spanish Fork Canyon.
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