Douglas Scott Barney II, UPD LODD
Officer Douglas Barney, 44, was killed in the line of duty on Sunday, January 17, 2016, while trying to question a man who seemingly had done nothing more than leave the scene of a traffic accident. An 18 year veteran police officer, Doug loved law enforcement and interacting with the community.
Doug was born June 3, 1971 on a military base in Taiwan to Douglas Scott and Darlene Heinz Barney.
Doug was raised in Anaheim, California, and worked at Disneyland as one of his first jobs. Doug graduated from Orem High School. Doug worked a series of jobs, mostly in the auto mechanics field like his father. He loved working on cars and raced his cars a couple of times at the old Bonneville Raceway. Doug married Erika Gilroy on February 17, 1996. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Jordan River Temple. Doug was hired as a corrections officer with the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office in December of 1998 and one year later was hired as a patrol officer. He worked primarily in Kearns and Magna, Taylorsville City, and Holladay City during his career. Doug earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a Criminal Justice certificate from the University of Utah.
Doug is survived by his wife, Erika, their three children, Matilda 18 (Matti), Meredith 16 (Merri), and Jacob 13 (Jack). He is also survived by his mother, Darlene, and his three siblings and their spouses, Tammy (Jason), Russell (Heather), and Brian (Jennifer). He was preceded in death by his father, Douglas Scott Barney.
Cindy Conrad, 64, became our Guardian Angel while surrounded by her family on December 10, 2015.
Cindy was born in San Diego, California to Richard and Darlene Anderson on April 18, 1951. She married her best friend and confidant Doug on August 31, 1984. Cindy worked for Rocky Mountain Video and Blockbuster Video until she retired in 2006 to become a full time Grandma. She enjoyed movies, Disneyland, family dogs, rainy days and spending time with her family, especially her sweet grandkids.
Cindy is survived by her husband Douglas Conrad; sons Aaron Case, Mark (Tawni) Case, Riley (Lindsey) Conrad, Dylan Conrad; three wonderful grandkids, Ashtyn Yvonne, Collin Aaron, and Delilah Dawn. She is also survived by her parents and her four siblings; Gary, Dawnene, Sonnet, and Richard.
Janet W. Farley
Janet passed July 17, 2015, at the age of 83. She was born Dec. 13, 1931 to Kenneth and Lucia White. She grew up with two brother, five sisters and loyal dog Laddie in Highland, Utah.
She later moved to Provo and worked for the phone company where she met and married Floyd Farley on March 25, 1955.
They had three children Taralyne, Mike and Van. She was preceded in death by her son Van her husband Floyd. Janet loved reading books, working in her yard and on the family peach farm and family vacations with her family. She had 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren including her pal Brody
Jeanette Hartley, 36, passed away on November 28, 2015. Jeanette was born on December 3, 1978 in Martinez, CA and raised in Salt Lake City, UT. Jeanette had an amazing personality that would touch your heart. She always had a big smile that was truly contagious. She loved to be silly with her friends and she loved to dance Jeanette worked in Law Enforcement since 2010 and was a Trooper with the Utah Highway Patrol. She married Brandon Hartley August 3, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Brandon Hartley, daughters Maddison Jacobs and Marysa Jacobs and step-son Wyatt Hartley.
Odell Karl Hatch
Odell Karl Hatch, 85, passed away December 16, 2015. He was born April 4, 1930 in Brigham City, Utah. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army as a Master Sergeant during the Korean War. On April 3, 1953, Odell married Genever Ruby Mathis in Corrine, Utah. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is also a member of the Utah Veterans Association. Odell enjoyed deer hunting, gardening, traveling and golfing. Odell is survived by his wife, Genever; their children, Jeffery Packer (Kathy) Hatch, Charlyn Robinson, Tyler Odell (Ailien) Hatch, Teresa Genever Hatch, Trudy (Ricky) Rasmussen, Ryan Hatch; 22 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren; and four siblings, Barbara Goddard, Carolyn Bywater, Amos Hatch and Marvin Hatch.
Lynn Labrum, 90, passed away August 2, 2015. Born November 3, 1924, in Ballard, to Ray George and Alice Harrison
Labrum. Married Miriam Alice Long on April 7, 1946 in Roosevelt, sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple in 1965. Lynn owned and operated L&L Motor in Roosevelt for many years. He is survived by his children, Diana (Dennis) Jenkins; David Ray (Shanna Lee) Labrum; Bill (Lynette) Labrum, all of Roosevelt; Alice Jane Moysh, Murray; 18 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren; a sister-inlaw, Jean Crumbo Labrum and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife and his nine siblings, Lloyd, Morrell, Edgar, Verlyn, Loyal Clem, and Kenneth Labrum, Florence Adams, and Essie Lambert.
Bette Ruth Olson
Bette Ruth Olson passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 21, 2015. She was born on February 6, 1929 to Wilford and Effie Jaynes Olson and was the oldest of four children. She married her high school sweetheart, Lloyd D. Olson April 22, 1948 in the Salt Lake Temple and were married for 54 years. Lloyd preceded her in death in 2002. Bette was well known for her beautiful handwork especially her baby dresses. She is survived by her sons: Gary (Kim) Olson, Brad (Roz) Olson, six grandchildren, and many great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Jay Olson, and sisterin- law, Maris Olson. Preceded in death by her parents, husband Lloyd, brother Duane, sister JoAnn, and sister-in-law Lola Mae.
Gerald F. Pierson, 81, passed away September 1, 2015. Jerry was born Oct. 13, 1933, in Council, Idaho, to Friedman and Juanita Pierson. He spent most of his childhood in West Jordan, Utah, attending school, including the University of Utah. He married his high school sweetheart, Doone Larsen, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on Feb. 17, 1956. They are the parents of five children. Gerald retired as a highway patrolman for the state of Utah in 1984 and worked for Cache Valley Dairy and also as a real estate broker. He had many hobbies including hunting, carpentry (he built their home), restoring antique automobiles and motorcycle trips with the family. Gerald was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served in many church callings including working with the youth at USU. He is survived by their children, Paul (Cheri) Perry, Janilyn, Smithfield, Dawn (Jeff) Lee, Grantsville, Julie (Dolyn) Knapp, Grantsville, Gared (Tina), Ephraim, 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, his brother LuDell and sister Betty Lee. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and great-grandson.
Our kind and loving father, grandfather, greatgrandfather, and brother, Melvin Poulson, age 89, of Richfield, passed away December 20, 2015. He was born June 3, 1926, in Richfield, a son of Lyman Woodruff and Anna Poulson. Melvin served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1945. He attended Branch Agricultural Collage (SUU) in Cedar City, Utah.
Melvin married Jean Collins in June 1949. Melvin built and ran Poulson’s Café from 1948-1955, he joined the Utah Highway Patrol in 1955 and retired in 1981. Melvin received his endowment and had his marriage and children sealed to him in the Manti Temple November 2013. Melvin enjoyed gardening and loved to share his harvest with family and neighbors. He enjoyed coin collecting and shared his interest with his family. He enjoyed deer hunting with his sons and the time spent with family. He is survived by his children: Karen Chynoweth, St. George; Dan and Debi Poulson, Richfield; Mike and Barbara Poulson, Orem; six grandchildren: Carson and Jamie Chynoweth, Matt and Nicole Chynoweth, Heather and Lyndon Friant, Jennifer and Grant Bastian, McKenna and EJ Toala, Cory Poulson; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Joanne Kotter, Elsinore.
J Miland “Mike” Sargent
J. Miland “Mike” Sargent passed away peacefully in San Juan Capistrano, California on November 11, 2015 at 70 years of age. He is survived by two children, Mark Sargent (Christine) of Phoenix, AZ, and Heidi Wharton of Ladera Ranch, CA. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Kristine, Tyler, Ashley, Jason and Nicolas. In addition, he is survived by three siblings: Sharee (Greg) Tobler, Robin (Lisa), and George Ryan (Laura) Sargent. He is preceded in death by his father, George A. Sargent of Rigby, ID: mother, Evah A. Sargent of Rigby, ID: brother, Dave Sargent of Ogden, UT; and sister, Joyce Rudd of Jackson Hole, WY. Mike was born on July 27, 1945 in Ogden, UT to George and Evah. He graduated from Weber State College in 1977 with a degree in Police Science and Political Science. Mike began working in law enforcement starting 1967 and held several different positions including highway patrol trooper and parole officer. He served in the US Navy as a sonar technician for four years aboard the USS Perry and traveled the world. He had a passion for cars, family, history, movies and current events. Mike loved living in southern Utah and being close to family
Norma Elaine Fereday Hannifin Sherwood, 106 years old, passed through the veil on the eve of January 23, 2016 of natural causes. Norma was born December 10, 1909 in Mammoth, UT. She graduated with honors from Tintic High School. One year later she married her high school sweetheart, Max Hannifin. Together they had two daughters, Cherie and Diane. Max passed away in 1952. She married Elden Sherwood on July 2, 1957. Elden had two sons, Neil and Wesley. Norma was an avid journalist and photographer who reported for the Salt Lake Tribune for seventeen years. She is survived by son-in-law’s Lynn Brough and Mac Shields, daughter-in-law Kathy Sherwood, step-son Neil (Nancy) Sherwood, six grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, two spouses, her two daughters, Cherie Shields and Diane Brough and step-son Wesley Sherwood.
Duane Lee Southwick
Duane Lee Southwick (aka ‘Duane in the Plane’), left us November 14th, 2015. Duane was known by so many for his reporting for KSL News TV and Radio. The Utah State Highway Patrol also recognized him for his assistance to them while he was in the air. Duane was born in Roy, Utah to Lee and Eunice Southwick on November 16, 2015. He attended Ukiah High and enjoyed journalism and debate. Duane also broadcast his own school radio show, running for 30 minutes twice a week. He was employed most of his career in radio and T.V. working for KID radio in Idaho Falls, KCPX and finally KSL in Salt Lake City where he served as a broadcasting director and producer. He spent 23 years broadcasting rush hour traffic reports and became known throughout Utah as the “Eye in the Sky”. Duane had a love and passion for flying and shared it by generously helping others advance in their careers, many of which now fly professionally. Duane earned a number of advanced FAA certificates and ratings throughout his flying career. He spent many hours with his son Bret, pseudo-sons Jason and Joe, and many others training them on how to properly pilot the skies. He also loved to take his family on ‘road trips’ to Southern Utah in his Cessna Cardinal. Other passions for Duane were golf, reading, keeping up on current events, politics and sharing stories of interviewing past presidents and other celebrities. He is survived by his brother Clair (Mary Ann), children Julie Erbland (Jim), Cynthia Bowman (Randy), Bret Southwick (Dawn) and Kellie Cooke (Ryan) along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Valerie T. Tezak
Tezak was born to Emma and Lewis V. Tezak on Aug. 22, 1950 in Salt Lake City. She attended Utah Technical College and the Post Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy, where she received her Peace Officer certification and served for 37 years with the Utah Department of Public Safety and the Department of Corrections, retiring in 2006. Tezak volunteered many hours tutoring at Saint Vincent de Paul School, assisting the students, faculty and administration in the school library. She also served as a volunteer for St. Vincent’s funeral lunches. She gave herself to service with the Ladies of Saint Jude Maronite Catholic Church, and as a part-time secretary in the St. Jude’s parish office. Tezak was preceded in death by her parents, Emma and Lewis, and friends Kathy and Cheryl. Tezak is survived by sister Barbara M. Herndon (John); and Matthew her nephew.
Josephine Lucille Vance Thorne
Josephine Lucille Vance Thorne was born July 2, 1944 and passed away August 2, 2015. She married Doyle Reed Thorne on December 16, 1966 in the Salt Lake City Temple. Luci grew up in Salt Lake City and attended Olympus High School. She then went on to BYU and then Utah State. After her marriage to Doyle, a helicopter pilot in the Marine Corps, they moved to many places including Florida, Virginia Oklahoma and Texas. They eventually settled back in Utah where Doyle joined the Utah Highway Patrol. Luci held many different callings including Relief Society Homemaking Teacher, Relief Society President and she especially cherished her callings in Activity Days and Young Women’s. She loved working in the Jordan River and the Oquirrah Mountain Temples as well as giving tours at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. Luci’s greatest joy was her family! Her favorite times were visiting her family and especially her grandkids. Luci became quite the traveler later in life and enjoyed trips down the Amazon, to Russia and various trips to Hawaii. She is preceded in death by her husband, mother, father, son-in-law (Fabian), Aunt Juana and Uncle Vere who raised her after Luci’s mother died when she was 8 years old. Luci is survived by her sister Naomi (Marvell) Jones, her four children Kimberlee Waintraub, Kameron (Jennifer) Thorne, Krista (Gerry) Mayne, Devan (Emily) Thorne, 11 grandchildren and hundreds of best friends.
Olene Smith Walker
Olen Walker was born November 15, 1930 and passed away November 28, 2015. Born in Ogden, Utah on to Thomas Ole Smith and Nina Hadley, she was the second of five children. Olene earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from Brigham Young University, Stanford University and the University of Utah, respectively. She married Myron Walker in the Salt Lake Temple on March 25, 1954 and together they raised seven children. She served in the Utah House of Representatives from 1981-1989. Olene shepherded dozens of bills to passage, but few would have more lasting impact than the creation of Utah’s Rainy Day Fund.
She served as Utah’s first woman lieutenant governor (1993- 2003) with Governor Michael O. Leavitt, and spearheaded many important initiatives including education programs, budget security measures, healthcare reform and workforce development. Olene played a critical role in establishing the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), ensuring affordable healthcare for Utah’s children. She also served as Chair of the Workforce Task Force, resulting in the development of the Utah Department of Workforce Services. She chaired the National Conference of Lieutenant Governors and was the first lieutenant governor ever to serve as president of the National Association of Secretaries of State. As Utah’s 15th and first woman governor, Olene was focused on improving housing, education, health care and community development. She was passionate about education, continually fighting for the funding of a nurturing environment for all Utah’s students. Utah’s housing fund bears her name, the Olene Walker Housing Trust Fund. She also led efforts to propose comprehensive reform of Utah’s tax code. Continuing her legacy, she created the Olene S. Walker Institute of Politics & Public Service at Weber State University in 2012 to help foster community and public service. Olene earned numerous honors during her lifetime, including Utah’s YWCA Mary Schubach McCarthey Lifetime Achievement Award, the WSU Emeriti Lifetime Achievement for Setting New Standards and an honorary degree, the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce ATHENA International Award, and the Salt Lake Tribune’s 2003 Utahn of the Year. Proceeded in death by her parents, grandson Anthony McKay Fairclough, and siblings/in-laws Paul Marston Smith (Verna), Vern Hadley (Darlene Kay), and Carl Thomas Smith (Mary Alana). Survived by her husband, Myron, children Stephen Brett Walker (Caroline), David Walden Walker, Bryan Jesse Walker (Christine), Lori Waltman (Scott), Mylene Fairclough (Thomas), Nena Slighting (Alan) and Thomas Myron Walker (Chrissie), sister (Karen Soelberg (LeGrand), 25 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews.