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March 125, 2020


Bob Don Weeks
1967 - 2020

Bob Don Weeks, 52, passed away March 20, 2020 after losing a long fought battle against mental illness. He was born in Broken Arrow, OK to Bob and Barbara Weeks.

Bob spent his childhood in Colorado and then in 1981, he moved to Utah. He graduated from Juab High School in 1986. Bob enjoyed working as a deputy sheriff for Juab County and later found a career as a lineman. He spent his 52 years of life causing chaos, doing his best to stay out of trouble, and keeping his Facebook followers entertained with his well-known cooking show.

Bob is survived by his four children: Katlyn (Larry) Brough, Brikel Weeks, Brody (Mari) Weeks, and Brock Weeks; his father, Bob Weeks; his brother, Mat Weeks; many friends and relatives, and his grandchildren: Ryklyn, Mazdin, Tayden, Bexlyn, Portlyn, and Bronson, who were his pride and joy. He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara and his sister, Tawyna.

A memorial was held to celebrate his life on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, 94 West 300 North, Nephi, Utah.

Day LeRoy Newell
1937~ 2020

Day LeRoy Newell, 82, of Mona, UT passed away peacefully on March 19, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was born on June 7, 1937 to Harry K. and Shirley Ellertson Newell in Spanish Fork, UT.

He graduated from Juab High School in 1955. After graduation he was called to serve a mission in California in 1956. He was drafted into the US Army in 1960. While in the military he served in Korea for 2 tours and Vietnam for 3 tours. He shared many stories of his years in the military with his family that we will cherish forever.

On May 16, 1977 he married Marolyn and became an instant Daddy to 3 little girls whom he loved dearly. He was the “Daddy that didn’t have to be!”

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in many callings throughout his life.

After his retirement from the Army, he continued his education to become an electrician working for companies that took him to many states traveling the Western United States. He made many friends and co-workers as he traveled which he never forgot. During his retirement years he worked for Juab School District as a groundskeeper/maintenance worker.

Day loved life and was a friend to anyone he came in contact with.

He was preceded in death by both parents and his loving sister Teresa Newell Jacobsen.

He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Marolyn of Mona; his daughters, Charlotte Kay (Drew) of Mona, Donna Wright (Kamron) of Nephi, Franki Newton (Gary) of Mona; his many grandkids: Layne Kay (Emily), Tristan Memmott (Rex), Dayna Ferguson (Casey), Tayzia Jensen (Wes), Hailey White (Braydon), Kaytie Oliver (Zac), Jayce Newton, Justin Newton, Easton Wright, and Daymon Wright; 15 great-grandkids: Trey, Wylee, Ryah, Mashayle, Swasey, Brigston, Stratton, Bellamy, Kayson, Matlyn, Ridge, Remi, Presley, Taycen, Ruby, and Lucy. He is also survived by his 2 brothers, Harry S. Newell (Celia) and Thomas Newell (Lori), both of Mona.

We would like to thank the nursing staff at CVMC, Dr. Rosenbeck, CVMC Hospice, JulieAnn Parkin, Teresa Hooper, and Beverly Anderson for the loving care that was given to dad during this difficult time.

A graveside service was held Monday, March 23, 2020 at 12:00 pm at Mona City Cemetery with military honors.

Jenean Evans
1933 ~ 2020

Jenean Burton Evans died peacefully March 14, 2020 in Payson, Utah surrounded by her loving family.

Jenean was born May 30, 1933 in her grandparents’ home in Roosevelt, Utah, to Austin McMillan “Mac” Burton and Clara Mayhew Burton.

Jenean and Don grew up in the Uintah Basin, raised their family in California, Utah and Idaho. They lived the last 12 years in Mona, Utah.

Jenean attended Brigham Young University. Then she moved to Salt Lake and worked at the city and county building, and the Church Office Building, where she got to know personally, many of the general authorities. After raising her children, she worked for a few years as a school librarian loving the students and the time to read.

She married her sweetheart of 66 years, Donald Ray Evans, September 16, 1953 in the Salt Lake Temple. They are the parents of 7 children, 36 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Jenean was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served for several years in the Relief Society, Primary, Ward and Stake Cub Scouts, and served as an officer in the PTA.

Jenean and Don served a mission from October 2006 to April 2008 at the Liberty Jail, in Missouri. Jenean and Don served in the Provo Temple and Vernal Temple as ordinance workers.

She loved family, flowers, traveling, embroidery, sewing, quilting and handiwork of all kinds.

Jenean is survived by her spouse, Donald, her siblings Veda (Adolf) Huber, Millan Burton, Austin (Kay) Burton, Ralph (Sherry) Burton, Debra (Larry) Mackay and Clyde (Marla) Burton, and by her children Dawna (Ross) Durfee, Kristine Evans, Carla (Merrell) Stoddard, Maela (Nyle) Jacobsen, Rochell (Gordon) Madson, Roland (Nanette) Evans, and Ray (Lesa) Evans.

Preceded in death by her parents and a grandson Devan.

Services were held Saturday, March 21, 2020. Burial will be in the Altamont Cemetery under the direction of the Hullinger Mortuary. Condolences may be shared at www.hullingermortuary.com