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Volume 5 Issue 4                                                               April 2000



This newsletter is dedicated to the recent passing of a number of our family members.  Their line (or their spouse’s) of descent from Benjamin Wiser is noted in parentheses.   


OBITUARY: Deseret News, 16 Mar 2000; Richfield, UT-Laural Hyrum Stott (Della Alberta Cunningham, Mary Olive Wiser, John McCormick, Samuel, Benjamin), age 78, died March 14, 2000 in Mayfield, Utah.  He was born April 15, 1921 in Ashton, Idaho, a son of James William and Della Alberta Cunningham Stott, both deceased.  He graduated from Manti High School, class of 1939 and from Snow College.  He served in the United States Army during World War II for five years.  He graduated from USU in 1948.  He married Lillian Taylor, March 6, 1957 in the Manti LDS Temple.  Laural worked for the Soil Conservation Service as a Soil Scientist and retired after 42 years of service.  He was a member of the Redview Riders in Richfield for more than 35 years, where he served as president for several years and also State Director from the Richfield area.  He was an active member of the LDS Church.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing and being in the out of doors.  He is survived by his wife, Lillian; children: Ann Stott of South Ogden; Miriam and Kelley Chambers of North Ogden; Rodney and Mindy Stott of Logan; grandchildren: Jessica Stott, Sydnie Stott, Jacob Stott (deceased), Mataja Stott, Matthew Stott, Cade Stott, Joshua Chambers, Rachelle Chambers, Chad Chambers and Olivia Chambers; sisters and brothers: Vonda Bogh of Centerfield; Don Stott of Manti and Gail Stott of Richfield; mother-in-law, Orpha Taylor of West Valley City.  He was preceded in death by four brothers: Leon Stott, Girven Stott, Elden Stott and Ben Stott. A special thanks to the Mayfield Care Center staff for the loving care provided our husband and father.  Funeral services will be held Sat., March 18, 2000 at 12 noon in the Richfield 7th LDS Ward Chapel, located at 159 North 400 West in Richfield.  Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home, 260 North 400 West, in Richfield, Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and at the ward chapel Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 prior to the services.  Graveside services and burial will be held Sat. afternoon at 4 p.m. in the Manti City Cemetery under the direction of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.


OBITUARY: Deseret News, 6 Mar 2000, Robert James Brown, 79, Sandy, UT, formerly of Boise, passed away March 3, 2000, at a local Boise hospital.  A viewing for friends and family will be held Tuesday, March 7, from 6-8 p.m. at the Relyea Funeral Chapel, Boise, ID.  A viewing will also be held Wednesday, March 8th, from 6-8 p.m. at the Larkin Sunset Gardens, 10600 South 1700 East, Sandy, UT.  A funeral will be held in Sandy, UT, at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 9 at the Crescent Stake Center with a viewing from 9:45-10:45 a.m.  Burial to follow at the Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, ID.  Robert was born April 5, 1920, in Weiser, ID, the son of Nile L. and Marvilla (Olson) Brown.  He grew up and attended Weiser schools graduating from Weiser High School.  He later graduated from Brigham Young University.  Robert proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a colonel.  He worked for the Bureau of Reclamation as Superintendent of the Snake River Project, retiring in 1983.  After his retirement he worked in Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Egypt for U.S. Aid Projects.  He was a member of the LDS Church and served a mission with his wife, Vila, in New Zealand.  He also served in many church callings.  Survivors included his wife of 56 years, Vila Rawlings (NaVella Wiser, George Harmon, John McCormick, Samuel, Benjamin) Brown, Sandy, UT; three daughters, Susan Morris, Arco, ID, Janice Stapleton, Sandy, UT, Nancy Brown, Boise, ID; eight grandchildren; one sister, Melba B. Swift, Salt Lake City, UT; two brothers, Gail N. Brown, Concord, CA, Allen L. Brown, North Ogden, UT; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a son James Richard Brown, and a grandson, Bradley P. Stapleton.  His family and friends will miss his love of live and his sense of adventure.


OBITUARY: Twin Falls Times-News, 19 Mar 1999; Merlin Hyrum Loosli (Minnie Lucinda Cunningham, Mary Olive, John McCormick, Samuel, Benjamin), 84-year-old resident of Wendell, Idaho, passed away on Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at the Veteran's Hospital in Boise, Idaho.  He was born September 16, 1914, in Ashton, Idaho, to Joseph Frank and Minnie Lucinda Cunningham Loosli.  He attended schools in Ashton and Rupert, Idaho.  Captured by the Japanese Armed Forces on Wake Island, December 23, 1941, he spent the duration of World War II as a prisoner of war in China and Japan.  Merlin married Irene Morehouse on July 13, 1947, in Rupert, Idaho.  The marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls Idaho LDS Temple.  They lived first in Rupert where he was engaged in business.  They moved to Wendell in 1950, where he farmed.  Irene departed this life Feburary 1, 1981.  On December 4, 1982, he married Betty Buhler of Wendell.  They greatly enjoyed each others companionship over the following years.  As a member of the LDS church, he fulfilled various church callings including couselor in Elder's Quorum Presidency, High Priest Group Leader, Sunday School President, Ward Financial Clerk, Church Farm Manager, Stake Auditor, and Temple worker at the Boise Idaho Temple.  He remained active throughout his life with activities of the survivors of Wake Island, Guam, and Cavite.  He was preceded in death by brothers, Verl Loosli and Marvin Loosli.  He is survived by his wife, Betty of Wendell; one son, M. Wayne (Lucy) Loosli of Rexburg; daughter, Jean (Joe) Dickinson of Kalispell, Montana; daughter, Carol Anderson of Boise; step children, Jeanne (Jim) Prince of Wendell, Sherry (Hyrum) Newton of Wendell, Bobi (Bill) Vigliotte of Idaho Falls, Ron (Cheryl) Buhler of Wendell and Wayne (Kari) Buhler of Springville, Utah; sisters, Verga Masoner of Rupert and Vera Jordan of Portland, Oregon; brothers, Dale (Dorothy) Loosli of Caldwell, Idaho, Gar (Pam) Loosli of Rupert and Clair (Edith) Loosli of Portland, Oregon; 28 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  We all appreciated his smile and sense of humor.  Services for Merlin will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 1999, at the Wendell 1st Ward LDS Church, 605 N. Idaho St., Wendell, Idaho, with Bishop Sherman Young conducting.  Burial will follow at the Wendell Cemetery.  Friends may call at Demaray's Wendell Chapel, 164 E. Main, Wendell, on Friday, March 19, 1999, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and for one hour preceding services at the LDS Church.


OBITUARY: Ogden Standard-Examiner, Brigham City-Elnora Phebe Cunningham Halgren (Andrew Hyrum Cunningham, Mary Olive Wiser, John McCormick, Samuel, Benjamin), 93, died 2 May 1999 at the Godfrey Nursing Home in Brigham City, UT.  She was born 25 Sep 1905 in Ashton, Idaho, a daughter of Andrew Hyrum and Amy May Wilson Cunningham.  She married Ivan Hindberg on 2 Oct 1923 in Brigham City, Utah.  He died February 7, 1947.  Their marriage was solemnized on October 26, 1948 in the Logan Temple.  She married Harold Jensen on December 9, 1954 in the Logan Temple.  He died October 10, 1968.  She then married Clifford Halgren on September 2, 1972 in the Ogden Temple.  He died September 28, 1996.  She served in various ward and stake callings.  She was an ordinance worker in the Ogden Temple.  She and Clifford served a mission in Union Town, Penn.  At the time of her death she was a very active and faithful visiting teacher.  Surviving are a daughter, Bertha Rader, Corinne; six stepchildren, Ellis (Vona) Jensen, Virginia; Lonnie (Sandy) Jensen, North Ogden; LaMoine (Barbara) Jensen, Florida; Kristeen (Don) Croall, West Valley; Max (Sue) Jensen, Brigham City; Beverly (Garde) Bowman, Idaho Falls, ID; 32 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.  Three sisters; 4 brothers; 2 sons and 1 grandson preceded her in death.  Funeral services will be Thursday, May 6 at 11:00 a.m. in the Brigham 3rd Ward, 203 N. 200 W.  Friends may call Wednesday, May 5, 6-8 p.m. and Thursday 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Olsen Myers Mortuary in Brigham City.  Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery. 


DEATH NOTICE: Idaho State Journal, 19 Sep 1999, Nolan Davis Hendricks, Riverside-Nolan Davis Hendricks (Oral Dorris, Alla Arminda, John McCormick, Samuel, Benjamin), 83, died Friday, September 17, 1999, at the Bingham Extended Care Facility from renal failure.  Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 22, 1999, at the Riverside Third Ward LDS chapel with Bishop Mark Leavitt conducting.  Burial will follow at the Riverside Thomas Cemetery.  Friends may greet the family on Tuesday evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hill, Hawker, Sandberg Funeral Home and at the church on Wednesday one hour prior to the service.


OBITUARY: Franklin Review Appeal, Franklin, TN, 19 Feb 1999; Mark R. Whittin (Madge Avanelle Dennison, Jennie I. Morse, Simeon DeWitt, Joseph C. Morse, Alithea Wiser, Benjamin), 59, of Franklin, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Williamson Medical Center.  Mr. Whittin was born in Oneida, NY, and was a self-employed sales agent.  He was a member of The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection where he was active as president of the Men's Club, head usher, chairman of the annual Fourth of July Barbeque, cochair of the Columbarian Committee and a licensed Lay Reader.  Survivors include his wife, Roz Whittin of Franklin; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Mitzi Whittin of Thompson's Station, Chris and Sarah Whittin of College Grove and Brent and Autumn Whittin of Canton, Ill.; brother, Dennis Whittin of Syracuse, NY; and five grandchildren, Dylan, Dustin, Tyler, Ethan and Stephanie Whittin.  Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection with Fathers Don Johnson, Herman Pomy and James Rogers officiating.  Honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Club at The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection.  Visitation will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to TheColumbarian Fund, c/o The Church of the Resurrection, 1216 Sneed Road, Franklin, Tenn.  37069.  Williamson Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



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