Sunday, August 10, 2008

Glenn Thomas Obit from Casper Star

Funeral services for Glenn Thomas, 87, will be conducted on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008 at 11 a.m. At the Urie LDS Stake Center, with visitation being held one hour prior to the services that morning.

Interment will follow services at the Lyman Cemetery in Lyman.

He died Aug. 7, 2008 at Evanston Regional Hospital.

He was born on February 1, 1921 in Hiawatha, Utah, the son of Levi Reese and Nellie (Banner) Thomas.

He married Leona (Livingston) Hoopes on Feb. 10, 1943 in Tampa, Fla. Their marriage was later sealed in the Ogden LDS Temple on Oct. 31, 1998. Leona preceded him in death, and he later married Alice Cameron on Oct. 29, 1979 in Lyman.

He spent his working career at FMC and retired from there. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, painting, playing music, and spending time working on mechanics. He also was known to be a big tease. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

He is survived by his children, Glenn Allen (Rita) Thomas, of Big Piney, Donald Dean (Jo Ann) Thomas, of Mountain View, Burl Lee (Nancy) Thomas, of Lake Wales, Fla.,  Dorothy Ann (Lynn) Walk, of Lyman; and Marilyn Thomas (daughter in law) of Green River , sisters, Thelma (Ramon) Madrid of Price, Utah, and Nellie Everley of Ivins, Utah; ; 10 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and one great great grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, both spouses, one son, Reese, a daughter, Susan, one great grandson, Joseph, four brothers, and two sisters.

Arrangements are under the direction of Crandall Funeral Home of Evanston.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Maintenance Crew

Jacquie & Mike Anderson--abt 1957

Dessia Taylor Cox

Dessia Taylor Cox

HUNTINGTON - Dessia Taylor Cox returned to her heavenly home on Monday, July 21, 2008, at the age of 85 at her home in Huntington.

Dessia was born March 5, 1923 in Draper to James A. Taylor and Marintha Deseret Harrison. She married Allen Reve Cox on Nov. 27, 1941 in Evanston, Wyo. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dessia served in the Relief Society, young women's program and the Primary at various times in her life.

She raised her family in Hiawatha, where her husband, Allen, was a miner. They later moved to Huntington, where she spent the remainder of her life.

Dessia loved to cook, often tempting family and friends alike with some special recipe. She loved her beautiful flower garden and was comforted in her final days with a bouquet of some of her favorite blooms. She enjoyed crocheting; creating beautiful beaded doilies and crocheted slippers for her grandchildren.

Quite the fisherman, Dessia could give even the best anglers a run for their money.

More than anything else, the greatest love of Dessia's life was her family, many of whom were able to visit her in the days before her death.

She was surrounded by loved ones as she left this world behind. Each of her family members take with them a lifetime of memories

She is survived by her three children, James (Claudia) Cox, Lehi; Paul (Nelly) Cox, Logan; and Vicky (Claron) Durrant, Huntington; 16 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Wanda Kinzer, Sandy; and one sister-in-law, Doris Brown, Murray. Dessia was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Allen; four brothers, one sister and one great-grandson.

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 26, at 1 p.m. at the Huntington LDS Stake Center. Viewing will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday before the funeral. Interment will be in the Huntington City Cemetery. Services are inthe care of Fausett Mortuary.