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Dan Oman Dies at the age of 64



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Friday, August 19, 2016





Mary Louise and Her Family 2014





11 April 1930 – 9 August 2016


Mary Louise Madsen was born to Willis Neil (1903-1934) and Louise Dolorus Frandsen Madsen (1907-2002) in Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, on 11 April 1930.


Mary Louise’s father died when she was 4 ½ years old.  Her mother remarried when she was 6 years old.  Justus Olson Seely (1895-1981) and her mother presented her with a brother Justus Frandsen Seely (1941-2002).


Mary Louise married Oleen Seamons 2 September 1950 in her childhood home in Mt. Pleasant, Utah.  Mary Louise and Oleen were blessed with four children: Debra Anne, Randall M, Sherri Lou, and Jerry Oleen.  The marriage was later solemnized and the children were sealed to their parents in the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple.  Oleen and Mary Louise later divorced.


Mary Louise attended Hamilton Elementary School where she was the twirler for the band from second through sixth grades.  She continued twirling during her junior and senior high school years.  Mary Louise graduated from North Sanpete High School where she served on the yearbook staff.  She earned her associate degree in business from Utah State University (USU).  She returned to school later in life to earn her bachelor’s degree in history from Brigham Young University (BYU).


Mary Louise was Mt. Pleasant’s Centennial queen in 1947 and was a participant at the first Utah Girls’ State that same year in Logan, Cache, Utah.


Mary Louise’s first job while a high school student was at the turkey plant in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah.  During her early married life, she worked as secretary for Vera C. O’Leary at Twin Falls Junior High (later O’Leary Junior High) until the birth of her first daughter.  She also worked as a secretary at the Beneficial Life Insurance Company office in Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho.  After moving to Orem, Utah, Utah, she accepted a job as production secretary at the BYU Motion Picture Studio.  She later transferred to the Education Department at BYU where she worked as the department secretary and completed her career as an advisor to the elementary education students.


Mary Louise was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving as organist in her seminary class and the Primary and Jr. Sunday School organizations and ward librarian in Twin Falls.  She used her secretarial skills to type the ward bulletins for her ward there and served as secretary to one of her bishops in Orem.  She was an avid genealogist.  Her family stories regularly appeared in the “Saga of the Sanpitch”, a writing contest in Sanpete County, Utah, from 1969-1998 and she wrote and published a book about her maternal grandparents (It Takes a Heap o’ Livin’).


Mary Louise belonged to book clubs in Idaho and was active in the PTA program when her children were in school.  She was a member of several vocational organizations, a past president of Utah Valley Historical Society, and a lifelong member of Daughters of Utah Pioneers and the Mt. Pleasant Historical Society.  During her retirement, she served as a volunteer at the BYU Museum of Art and as a poll worker.  She traveled the world with her mother and later with close friends.  Her children remember family trips closer to home.


Mary Louise passed away in the early morning hours of 9 August 2016.  We appreciate the staff and administrators of Cascades of Orchard Park (formerly Orchard Park Post-Acute Rehab) who treated her with kindness and compassion and helped her to be comfortable during the last year and a half of her life.


Preceded in death by her parents and step-father, brother, a grandson, and two great grandsons.  She is survived by her children: Debra Seamons (Orem, Utah), Randy/Cyndee Seamons(Glendale, Arizona), Sherri/Greg Kielsmeier (Draper, Utah), and Jerry/Lori Seamons (Eagle Mountain, Utah), fifteen grandchildren and thirty great grandchildren as well as her sister-in-law Averil Seely and many extended family members.


The family would like to extend a special thank you to all who came to visit our mother/grandmother while she was recovering at Orchard Park.  She loved people and enjoyed having them come spend time with her.


Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, August 27, 2016 with a viewing from 9:00-9:40 prior to the services at the Cherry Hill Stake Center, 1700 South 400 East in Orem, Utah.  An additional viewing will be held from 6-8:00 pm Friday, August 26 at the Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 South State, Orem, Utah.  Dedication of the grave and burial will take place in Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, Utah following funeral services.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Ray Arley Jensen


1/14/1929 ~ 5/15/2016
JensenRayMilitaryCropRay Arley Jensen passed away surrounded by his family on May 15, 2016 from pneumonia. He was born in Flowell, Utah on January 14, 1929 to Arley Peter and June Ladora Robison Jensen. He was raised east of Mt. Pleasant, Utah on a large ranch up Cedar Creek.
Ray graduated from North Sanpete High School class of 1947. After working for one year at Deseret Chemical Depot he joined the U.S. Airforce as an airman and was trained as a mechanic on B29, B36, and B52 engines. Ray served military assignments in Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Guam, Okinawa, and Thailand and flew mission over North Vietnam. He retired in July 1972, after 24 years of service as a Chief Master Sergeant.
While he was stationed in Spokane, Washington he met and married the love of his life, Dorothy Florence Shumway Jensen on July 25, 1951. Their marriage was later solemnized in the St. George Temple on December 11, 1971. Ray and Dorothy were married for 65 very happy years!
Ray and Dorothy settled in Mt. Pleasant, Utah where they had bought a small farm south of town. They enjoyed raising sheep and chickens, especially in the spring when the baby lambs came. He also raised a beautiful garden every year and would share his vegetables with many relatives and friends. Ray could not stay retired and worked 11 years as Mt. Pleasant City Sexton. He also served in the VFW, Lions Club, American Legion, Timpanogos Gem and Mineral Society, and Senior Citizens.
In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and traveling with his wife. He was an active member of the LDS Church and served in many different callings.
Ray is survived by his wife, two children, Steven Ray (Lorraine) Jensen, Fountain Green, Utah; and Rebecca Lee (Jorge) Riveros, Redding California; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Carolyn (Ralph) Jensen, Moroni, Utah; and, many nieces and nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Arlene Sheaffer; and, brother Peter Yale Jensen.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday May 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Rasmussen Mortuary in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. Funeral services will be held Thursday May 19, in the Mt. Pleasant 3rd Ward Chapel (295 South State) at 11:00 a.m. with a viewing prior to the service from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery. Online condolence rasmussenmortuary.com

Friday, June 10, 2016

Willian John Unopulos

Willian John Unopulos

1/4/1944 ~ 4/18/2016
Willian John Unopulos, 72 of Mt. Pleasant, UT, passed away April 18, 2016 in Nephi, UT after a long battle with many health problems. John was born January 4, 1944 to William J & Dorothy June Monson Unopulos in Mt. Pleasant, UT. Married Pamla Priscilla Bowles April 1, 1963 and had two children John Leo and Marjorie June, later divorced. Married Doris Jean Dalton on August 3, 1990, later divorced.
John served in the US Air Force for four years. Two years in Roswell, NM and two years in England. After his services he moved back to his hometown Mt. Pleasant, UT. He worked many jobs, Rancher, Miner, Truck Driver and was always quick to help those in need. John had a sense of humor, loved music, singing, playing guitar and harmonica. He was known for signing at retirement homes and also did a good Elvis impersonation. John loved all animals and was known for riding his white horses roman style. He belonged to the Mt. Pleasant riding club and was a riding instructor to many of the youth and people in the community.
John had a passion for automobiles especially his 1962 T-Bird he bought to commemorate graduating from North Sanpete in 1962.
He was a member of the LDS church and served in many callings. John took great joy helping out his friends and neighbors.
John is survived by his children, John Leo Unopulos, Nephi, UT and Marjorie June (Rick) Rosevear, Nephi, UT; brother DeWayne (Sharon) Monson, Sioux Falls, SD; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, brother David Lee Unopulos and one great granddaughter.
Graveside services will be held May 21, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery under the care of Rasmussen Mortuary.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Velores Peterson Seely






8/26/1923 ~ 4/9/2016

SeelyVeloresCropVelores Seely was born on August 26th, 1923 and passed away peacefully on April 9th, 2016. Velores was born in Mount Pleasant as the youngest of four children to Wilford (Bill) K and Mina Syndergaard Peterson. She attended and graduated from North Sanpete High and Snow College. On April 21st, 1944 she married Cherron Ray Seely and together they had four boys: Edward Kay, Scott Lee, Stanton Cherron, and Tom Ray. She worked for Safeways and Ship Service in San Diego during World War II while Cherron was in the Navy. She later returned to Mount Pleasant to start a family and where she and Cherron had a successful turkey farm.After her last child, Tom, was born she worked for Terrel’s Grocery until she retired in 2004. She loved spending time with the members of the Laicos club, being a member of the Elk’s club, and going dancing with Cherron where she made many great lifelong friends. Her favorite pastime was having her family over to cook for and visit with. She loved every minute spent visiting with friends and family. She was preceded in death by her parents Wilford (Bill) K and Mina Syndergaard Peterson, brothers Ferry and Ray, sister Blanch, husband Cherron Ray Seely, and son Stanton. She is survived by sons Edward (Linda), Scott, and Tom (Jennifer), 15 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Saturday, April 16th at 11:00am at the Mount Pleasant City Cemetery. In the event of inclement weather, services will be held at the Rasmussen Mortuary in Mount Pleasant (96 N 100 W). Online condolence rasmussenmortuary.com


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

ROBERT J. SIMPSON 1934 - 2016

 





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Robert J. Simpson

Robert J. Simpson 1934 - 2016


CAMERON - Robert J. Simpson, 81, Cameron, Missouri passed away Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Cameron Regional Medical Center. 
He was born February 17, 1934 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah.
Jay married Kathleen Truscott on September 30, 1960.
He was a Battalion Chief with the Salt Lake City Fire Department and he proudly served in the United States Air Force.
Jay loved to travel and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
He was preceded in death by his son, Cory T. Simpson; and parents, Harry and Edith (Madson) Simpson.
Survivors include wife; sons, Ben Jay Simpson (Mindy), Kingston, Missouri and Bradley Steven Simpson, Cameron, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Kristine Simpson; grandchildren, Erin Galbraith (Caleb), Jamie Patterson (Dusty), Brent Simpson (Kristie), Scott Simpson (Justina), Heidi Cunningham (Chance), Sarai, Apoima, Craig (Whitney), Mailey, Colton, Liana and Hailey Simpson; seventeen great-grandchildren; brothers, Harry David and Peter M. Simpson; sister, Paula Louise Matthews (Dene); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Natural Farewell under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family suggests memorial donations to Wounded Warriors Project. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Mina Velores Peterson Seely

8/26/1923 ~ 4/9/2016
SeelyVeloresCropVelores Seely was born on August 26th, 1923 and passed away peacefully on April 9th, 2016. Velores was born in Mount Pleasant as the youngest of four children to Wilford (Bill) K and Mina Syndergaard Peterson. She attended and graduated from North Sanpete High and Snow College. On April 21st, 1944 she married Cherron Ray Seely and together they had four boys: Edward Kay, Scott Lee, Stanton Cherron, and Tom Ray. She worked for Safeways and Ship Service in San Diego during World War II while Cherron was in the Navy. She later returned to Mount Pleasant to start a family and where she and Cherron had a successful turkey farm.After her last child, Tom, was born she worked for Terrel’s Grocery until she retired in 2004. She loved spending time with the members of the Laicos club, being a member of the Elk’s club, and going dancing with Cherron where she made many great lifelong friends. Her favorite pastime was having her family over to cook for and visit with. She loved every minute spent visiting with friends and family. She was preceded in death by her parents Wilford (Bill) K and Mina Syndergaard Peterson, brothers Ferry and Ray, sister Blanch, husband Cherron Ray Seely, and son Stanton. She is survived by sons Edward (Linda), Scott, and Tom (Jennifer), 15 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Saturday, April 16th at 11:00am at the Mount Pleasant City Cemetery. In the event of inclement weather, services will be held at the Rasmussen Mortuary in Mount Pleasant (96 N 100 W). Online condolence rasmussenmortuary.com

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Joseph Seely, Former Mayor, Dies Suddenly


Mt. Pleasant Pyramid

January 8, 1932




Sunday, March 6, 2016

George W. Johansen

8/11/1941 ~ 2/26/2016
JohansenGeorgeGeorge Wilford Johansen, 74, passed away February 26, 2016 at his home in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. He was born August 11, 1941 to Dean Niels Johansen and Evelyne Jane Whitman. George married Barbara Ann Graff on April 10, 1965 in Parowan, Utah. They were later sealed for time and all eternity in the LDS Manti Temple. George worked hard his entire life. He started and ran two successful businesses and a farm. Through those business ventures his children and countless others learned the value of an honest day’s work and its rewards. George always assumed you could perform any given task or find any given location without much direction – we all learned to problem solve on the fly. He was a self-proclaimed doctor and a connoisseur of convenience store fare. George was active in his church and community. He served as a Stake President, a Bishop, a member of the High Council, a counselor in the Single Adult Ward and as a Primary Teacher. He served as a City Councilman and a member of the Planning and Zoning Committee. He had a strong belief that hard work and a backhoe could fix any physical ailment or home repair. He doted on his wife, kids, grandkids and his cows and made sure that all were home and safe each night. He loved living in Sanpete County and could only live without Sanpete County air and water for short periods of time. He was a magnificent teacher, by example. He taught us that music in the car isn’t just there for background noise. It needs to be sung out loud with hand gestures. That if someone is in need you jump in and help – no questions asked. That everyone is a child of God and deserves to be treated as such – God will judge later. Forgive and forget no matter how hurtful another person is being. George was a man with a body and a heart bigger than the average man. He will be missed but his influence will never be gone. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He loved unconditionally and that instilled a sense of safety and security that allowed all of us to grow and become who we are today. George was preceded in death by his parents Dean and Evelyne Johansen. He is survived by his wife Barbara Ann Johansen of Mt. Pleasant, his five children: Cindy Lynn Johansen of Mt. Pleasant, Christy C. Johansen of Mt. Pleasant, Dean George (Laura) Johansen of Providence, John Graff Johansen of Mt. Pleasant and Karen Ann (Clint) Sorensen of Heber, his seven grandchildren: Duncan George Johansen, Dawson Peter Johansen, Beckham Dean Johansen, Roman John Johansen, Wrigley Clint Sorensen, Reese Ann Sorensen and Atticus Cole Sorensen, his siblings: Alden (Martha) Johansen and Rodger (Jenni) Johansen. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mt. Pleasant North Stake Center. Friends may call Wednesday evening, March 2 from 6-8 p.m. or March 3 from 9:30-10:30 at the Stake Center. Interment will be in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery. Online Condolence rasmussenmortuary.com