George was born in Joseph and raised on the family farm. He graduated from Sevier High School. George enlisted in the National Guard. He attended Henneger Business College from 1946-1947. George worked for Grande Railroad from 1948-1956, drove truck from 1956-1958, and was a Highway Patrolman from 1958-1983.
George was a member of the Hiram Lodge No. 12 in Richfield, Utah, a past Exalted Ruler Dixie Elks Lodge in St. George, a member of the St. George Mason’s, and an Eagle Scout. He was intelligent, dedicated and loyal.
George enjoyed playing golf, bowling, gardening and photography. He liked electronics and was a pilot. George was a great storyteller and very humorous.
He is survived by his wife, Marguerite Kathleen Bradbury of St. George; children, Gloria Bradbury, Jamie Lynn (Dennis) Opheim of Snowflake, AZ, Mary Kathryn (Paul) Martin of Irvine, CA, Thomas Daniel (Kenna) Bradbury Onoman of SLC, UT, and Kenneth Kunia (Mindy) Burnett of LaVerkin, UT; 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by a son, Robert George Bradbury.
Larry B. Brown. On February 9, 2012, Larry B. Brown, 67, was finally freed from the physical and mental pain of the MS he has fought for almost 30 years. He was born September 2, 1944 in Orem, Utah to William B. and Grace C. Mann Brown. He was their only child. He was raised in Provo and upon graduation from Provo High School he joined the Air Force. He served during the Vietnam War in Guam and Thailand as a photo interpreter. He served for 7 years.
He joined the Utah Highway Patrol in 1970, and was stationed at the Port of Entry in Kanab. While being stationed in Kanab, he met Valeen Hulet, and they married November 19, 1970, their daughter Vanessa was born in 1971. He was transferred to the road in Piute County in 1972 and moved to Circleville. Their son Christopher was born in 1976. Larry served the citizens of the State of Utah for 10 more years. In 1979 he received the Golden Beehive Award for the most stolen car arrests in the state. All those who met him as a trooper knew him to be fair. He was well-respected by all.
Because of his MS, his computer became his lifeline to the outside world, he spent many hours working on it. He was the Circleville Town news reporter for the Richfield Reaper for many years. He loved to tell stories and enjoyed anyone who stopped by to visit.
Surviving are his wife, Valeen of Circleville; daughter, Vanessa (Troy) Sawyer of Ephraim; son, Christopher (Catherine) Brown of Bel Air, MD; grandchildren: Adam, Amanda, Todd, Eric Sawyer and baby girl Brown due in March. Also surviving are: father-in-law, Carlyle S. Hulet of Kanab; brother’s and sister’s-in-law; Dennis and Dianne Harris of Mesa AZ; Steve and Caleen Hulet of Vernal; Craig and Renon Hulet of Salt Lake City; Tom and Barbara Hulet of Olathe, CO; Dan “Boone” and Laurie Hulet of Kanab; Tim and Lorraine Milstead of Nantucket MA; Roger and Stephanie Williams of Kanab; and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law, Norma L. Hulet; and sister-in-law, Debbi Williams.
Jeff Dial, communications manager for the Washington County 911 dispatch center, died February 7, 2012, after suffering undisclosed medical complications. Dial began experiencing pains while responding to a standoff on I-15 near mile marker 16.
He was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center, where he later died. Dial’s death hit the public safety community in the Washington County area hard. People knew Dail as “Mr. 911.” City officials said that he did a superb job for the city and police department.
Lois McFarlane Dimick, Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister returned to her heavenly father on April 20, 2012 in Vernal, Utah. She was born on February 22, 1936 in Bear River, Colorado to Margureite Kishell and Herman Francis McFarlane.
Lois married George (Jerry) Gerald Dimick on February 24, 1956 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Vernal Utah Temple.
Lois was known by many as “Mama Lois.” She worked in the medical field in Vernal, Utah for many years. She enjoyed spending her winter months in Yuma, Arizona.
Lois is survived by her husband George (Jerry) Dimick, her children, Scott (Judy) Dimick of Vernal, Gary (Terri) Dimick of Vernal, Dean (Lisa) Dimick of Craig, CO; 14 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and her sister, Beverly Petersen of Salt Lake City, Utah. ■
Walter “Bud” Ellett “The Quintessential Lawyer” Our Loving Husband, Wonderful Father, Incredible Grandpa & Thoughtful Friend, Walter ‘Bud’ Ellett, passed away from complications due to prostate cancer.
Bud married Claudia White on Aug 9, 1956. They had a wonderful life together for over 55 years. They had 3 children, but the joys of his life where his 2 grandsons, Jackson ‘The Stick Man’ and Cooper ‘The Bouncing Ball.’
Bud was a commissioned officer in the US Navy and served as the legal officer on board the USS SITCO BAY and the USS KEARSARGE during the Korean War. He graduated from the University of Utah Law School and had a long and successful career in the field of law. After retirement he was appointed Judge Protempore in the Third Judicial District and served in the West Valley court.
Bud was a member of the LDS Church, the Utah state Bar, the Senior Bar, the Murray Rotary Club, the Utah Crimson Club, the Great Salt Lake Yacht Club, and past president of the Foot-printer’s Club.
His greatest passions were sailing, designer suits, playing cards, slots in ‘Dover and especially new cars. He was a loyal Crandall Ford man. He formed a long personal and professional relationship with them and considered himself to be part of the Crandall Ford family. He traded in his ‘old’ cars for new Fords, Lincolns, Mercurys, Convertibles and Thunderbirds. Many people stood in line to buy his old car before he turned it in for a new one. His sailing days were some of his happiest. He was also a diehard Ute fan and followed the basketball and football teams for over fifty years.
Bud is survived by his wife of 55 years, Claudia and his three children, Robyn (Gary) Montgomery, Chris (Holly) Ellett and Angie (Mike) Greene, his two grandsons, Jackson & Cooper Greene, his sister Jeanne Parks and many loving nieces and nephews. His parents Judge Albert H. Ellett and Florence Rowe Ellett preceded him in death as did his brother Kenneth W. Ellett. ■
Carma Lee Lang, After a short 4 month separation, on March 13, 2012, Carma Lee Lang left this mortal existence to join her beloved George to start their new adventure on the other side. Carma was born October 6, 1930, in Panguitch, Utah, the older of two daughters born to Ben and Hazel Lee. She was raised in Hurricane, Utah, and proud to be an alumni from Hurricane High School and SU U. She married George Perry Lang on October 6, 1949 in the St. George LDS Temple. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her sister Nancy.
When all the boys started school, Carma also went back and got her degree in Elementary Education and for the next 29 years taught school at West Elementary. Carma touched hundreds of lives encouraging them with her many talents and love for Science, Math and the Arts. Carma had an adventurous spirit. She loved the time when she and George spent her summers out of school riding the open road on their Gold Wing motorcycle. After retirement, they traded their motorcycle for an RV and spent several years going wherever the wind took them making new friends whenever they stopped. For most of her adult life, Carma belonged to the “Palettes” consisting of lifelong friends. They met every month for over 50 years continuing still today. She also belonged to Buenas Ami-gas Club getting involved in many activities in the Hurricane area. Carma was an active member of the LDS Church holding several callings including Stake Drama Director, Relief Society President and Young Women President. She loved the young women as they were her temporary daughters especially enjoying girl’s camp. She and George served a mission for the LDS Church at the Employment Center and then continued their service in the St. George LDS Temple. Carma’s greatest love after George was her family. She was delighted as each grandchild and then great-grandchild was born. Carma is survived by her 4 sons: Ben (Janet) of Washington, Doug (Poiette) of Orem, Steve (Barbara) of Washington, and Curtis (Teri) of Las Vegas, her 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
The family would like to express thanks and appreciation to Zions Way Hospice for their love and care of their mom and grandma, especially Shannon and Glessy.
Kaye Lunnen, Barbara Kaye Lunnen, passed away June 29, 2012 in Richfield. She was born November 9, 1935 in Park City to Winford Utley and Erma Keetch Robison. She married the love of her life, Larry E Lunnen September 29, 1962 in Sandy.
The marriage was solemnized July 7, 1965 in the Salt Lake Temple.
Kaye was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in the Primary, Sunday School, Relief Society, Young Womens, family history center and as a temple worker in the Manti Temple. She spent many years volunteering as a teacher’s assistant at Ashman Elementary in Mrs. Southwick’s first grade.
Kaye was employed at ZCMI from 1974-1999. In 1990 she was transferred to the Red Cliffs Store in St. George where she served as Personnel Manager, Credit Manager, and Assistant Store Manager. Kaye received the Master Associates award in 1993, the Brigham Young Cane Award for the highest standard of quality and service in 1999, and during her years with ZCMI was credited with many other awards.
She loved spending time with her family and after her retirement, she spent countless hours writing family histories, stories, poems, and making scrapbooks that her children and grandchildren will always treasure.
Survived by husband Larry of Richfield; children: James “Marty” (Cathy) Lunnen, Copperton; Juri K. (Kelly) Strong, Richfield; Larry Michael Lunnen, Portland, Oregon; Jason Cory (Pam) Lunnen, Bountiful; Debbie (Erv) Blumhorst, Idaho Falls, Idaho; 9 grandchildren and 7 greatgrandchildren; sisters: June (Neldon) Christensen, Hurricane; Geri (Michael) Stelling, Salt Lake City; Billie (Kelly) Lether, Brighton; Laurel (Cloyd) Harrison, Benjamin; Joanne (Bill) Hoffman, West Jordan; Valyn “Boots” (Gerald) Larsen, Carlin, Nevada and several nieces and nephews whom she loved. Preceded in death by parents and son, Jaren E Lunnen.
John has served in law enforcement his entire life. He was a trooper for many years with the Utah Highway Patrol and later served a successful career with Sevier County as Sheriff.
He is survived by his wife Sherry Powell Meacham; children, Kerry Meacham, Kelly
Corry and Kory Meacham all of Richfield; siblings, Dean (Trish) Meacham of Glenwood, Douglas (Beverly) Meacham of Monroe, Rula Greenwood of Austin, Ron (Florine) Meacham of Sigurd, Bruce (Shirley) mason of Salt Lake City, Karen Booth of Herriman, Leona (Paul) Foster of California and Ester Ingram of Gunnison.
Robert C. Odor, Born November 28th, 1918 in East Chicago, Indiana to Charles and Theresa Odor, passed away May 23, 2012 surrounded by his loved ones. Robert, also known as Bob, moved to Utah in 1936 to attend the University of Utah, graduating in 1940.
He married Anna Jean Crane on July 27, 1940; together they raised 2 sons. In 1943, Bob was drafted into the US Navy and served until 1946. He worked several different jobs, but was most proud of his time spent with the Utah Safety Council. Bob was a member of the Kearns Lions Club, the Murray Elks Lodge, Int. Footprinters, St. Ambrose 49ers, St. Thomas More Fun Bunch and was an avid golfer.
He was preceded in death by his wife Jean and son Richard C. He is survived by his son Robert J. (Janet) Odor, four grandchildren Tina (Mike), Theresa (Curtis),
Chad (Marcie), Rebeka (Rob), 10 great-grandchildren and by his dear friend, Anita.
Bob enjoyed life to the fullest and will be deeply missed by all that knew him.
He married Ruth Short on October 11, 1962. John later married Sherrie Esplin on November 11, 2000 in Ogden, Utah.
He lived in Santa Clara, Roy, Hooper, and West Point.
John worked for the Utah Highway Patrol, owned and operated Owen’s Asphalt and Construction, and owned Big One Pizza and Big O’ Pizza in Brian Head Ski Resort. A true jack of all trades, John was known for his amazing Belgian waffles.
He fished often and never without his pizza pants. An avid Nascar fan, football fan, and hopeless Jazz fan, he loved his sports. John knew someone wherever he went. He was a friend to all and a kind spirit; truly a Hawaiian at heart.
John is survived by wife, Sherrie; 5 children, Janis (Corey) Judkins, Jacque Daniel, Jade Rodriguez, Staci (Duke) Sam Fong, and Matthew Amidan; 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; sisters, Anita Freeman, and Elizabeth Martin. John had a very special bond with his granddaughter Alixandra (Alex) Stevens.
John was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth; parents; brother; and his special friend and fishing buddy, Lee Eddy.
George H. Searle, We celebrate your remarkable life. “Rags to riches”. “Living the American dream”. From a childhood of poverty with time in an orphanage, teaching yourself to swim, becoming the State Champion. First in the family to attend college, dropping out to enlist in World War II. Participating in six European campaigns. Graduating from Law School. Raising four children. Elected to the Utah House of Representatives, serving as Judge in South Salt Lake for 38 years. Retiring from the USAF with the rank Lt. Colonel. 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner. You are an inspiration. In difficult and trying times, you still show us the way and we love you dearly.