Obituaries

September 16, 1944 ~ March 11, 2021 We are saddened to announce the passing of our sweet mother, Connie Ann Whipple-Mills of Monticello, UT, on the beautiful, sunny, spring day March 11, 2021. Connie was surrounded by her loving daughters and passed away peacefully. Our mother, Connie, was the most...
September 9,1922 ~ March 28, 2021 Ila Shumway Johnson was born on September 9, 1922 to Seth and Vivian Shumway. She was raised in Blanding, UT with her six brothers and five sisters. She graduated from San Juan High School in 1941. She married her childhood sweetheart, Kay P. Johnson, on...
December 6, 1941 ~ March 16, 202 Samuel Sheldon Lewis Jr., age 79, passed away March 16, 2021 surrounded by his family, after a long illness. Sam was born in Mesa, AZ on December 6, 1941 to Sam and Ellenor Lewis. He was the second of nine children and always said he had a Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry...
February 24, 1969 ~ March 2, 2021 Chris Toney Nakai was Turtle Clan (Assinboine Souix), Born for Kinlichiinii. He grew up in Salt Lake City. He moved to Blanding in 1986 and completed his senior year and graduated from San Juan High School in 1987. He returned to Salt Lake City in 1988 and tried...
July 28, 1933 ~ March 13, 2021 Dudley John “DJ” Rowley, age 87, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on March 13, 2021 in his home surrounded by his loved ones. Dudley was the third of four children, born July 28, 1933 in Blanding, UT to Vernon Conrad and Charity Leavitt Rowley. He...
October 28,1944 ~ February 27, 2021 Keith Brent (Buddy) Redd was born on October 28, 1944 to Keith and Donna Hammond Redd. He passed away on February 27, 2021 from a worn-out body due to a life of service and shenanigans. Buddy grew up and attended school in Monticello, UT where he had many great...
July 19, 1942 ~ February 28, 2021 Heaven gained a giant of a man on February 28. His family is so proud to call him dad! He will be missed greatly! There will be an empty spot in the bleachers where he sat cheering on his kids and especially his grandkids! We love you dad! Rest in peace, and we...
December 18, 1941 ~ February 26, 2021 Melvin Keith Laws of Blanding, UT passed away peacefully on February 26, 2021. Melvin was born in Blanding, UT on December 18, 1941 to Wilbur and Wanda Laws. He was the fourth of ten children. Melvin grew up in Blanding and loved his childhood. He was part of...
November 26, 1932 ~ February 15, 2021 Frances was born November 26, 1932 in Tiffany, CO the daughter of Frank and Maria Carolina (Samora) Hancock. She passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021 at Southwest Memorial Hospital at the age of 88. Surviving Frances are her children, Peter A. Montaño (...
December 24, 1957 ~ February 13, 2021 Lundy Michael Sidwell, 63, died with his daughters by his side February 13, 2021. He was born December 24, 1957 to Bill and Billie Sidwell in Kansas City, MO. He met and married the love of his life, Sharon, in high school and soon after moved to Sharon’s...

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