Obituaries

December 22, 1923 ~ December 4, 2019 Clisbee Nielson Lyman was born December 22, 1923 in Oak City, UT to Frederic and Ellen Lyman. The family moved to Blanding, UT shortly after Clisbee’s birth and lived on their farm at Shirttail Corner.   Clisbee purchased one of the first bicycles in Blanding...
August 27, 1931 ~ December 3, 2019 LaRae Palmer Bradford, 88, a very beautiful, talented and loving woman, died surrounded by her family on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.   She was born in Blanding on Thursday, August 27, 1931 to Oren Kenneth and Marba Helquist Palmer. She was the oldest of six...
December 25, 1960 ~ November 28, 2019 Blake Lyman Shumway passed away peacefully on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28 in the comfort of his home, encircled about by his family, following a courageous battle with melanoma cancer.  Blake was born Christmas Day, December 25, 1960 in Salt Lake...
February 27, 1939 ~ November 27, 2019 Jack H. Kirby was born February 27, 1939 at home in Cherokee, OK.  He was the seventh child born to John Thomas and Pearl Ingram Kirby.   He joined the Navy at age 17 and served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal.  He traveled throughout the...
July 11, 1955 ~ November 29, 2019 “The stars will shine a little bit brighter and the earth a little less joyful without my aunt’s infectious laugh and beautiful smile. She will be missed, but there is joy in heaven as she joins my grandparents.” (LaNae B. Rodas) Oralee Black joined the family of...
January 18, 1936 ~ November 20, 2019 Jeanette Walker was born on January 18, 1936, in Red Mesa, CO to Jesse Lorenzo and Annetta Eaton Walker. She was the eighth of ten children.  They later moved to Blanding where she spent most of her youth. She fondly remembers playing with her best friend,...
February 6, 1962 ~ November 21, 2019 Bernie Velton Sammons, 57, passed away November 21, 2019 in Chandler, AZ. He was surrounded by loving family and completed his earthly journey after a courageous five-year battle with cancer. Bernie was the son of the late Ferran Bernie Sammons and Laurel Black...
December 13, 1978 ~ November 15, 2019  Brian Laws, 40, passed away November 15, 2019 after a courageous fight with a lengthy illness. Brian Francis Laws was born in Moab on December 13, 1978 to James and Christine Laws, the youngest of four children.  Brian grew up in Blanding where he graduated...
January 18, 1968 ~ November 6, 2019 On Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Troy Lynn Jones, loving husband, father, and papa passed away at age 51.  Troy was born January 18, 1968 in Murray, UT to Bob and Shirley Jones. He graduated from Monticello High School in 1986. Right out of high school, he joined...
August 17, 1943 ~ November 10, 2019 Karen Helquist Dufur was born to Earnest Alfred and Bernice Redd Helquist on August 19, 1943 in Blanding. She graduated from San Juan High School in 1961.   After high school she attended Snow College for one year then returned to Blanding.  She met and fell head...

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