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In Memorium


Rex Terry Kendall
1937 ~ 2017

Our beloved Rex Terry Kendall left this earthly life on May 11, 2017 in the ICU of Provo Regional Hospital after a long battle of declining health issues.

Terry was born November 29, 1937 in Nephi, UT to Rex Wilkey Kendall and Thelma Elaine Reid Kendall. He grew up in Nephi, and attended schools in Nephi. Nephi was always home, except for time served in Korea in the U.S. Army and a small time to attend barber school in Salt Lake.

Terry married Annette Howarth in 1955. They had 3 children: James (Marion) Kendall, Jerry (Carla) Kendall and Kelly (Brian) Hansen. They later divorced.

When being barber didnít support his family anymore, he started driving truck for Pexton Wholesale and later became the warehouse supervisor. He also drove truck for Wycoff and Hostess. Terry spent his last working days as owner of the Fros-T-Freez until he sold and retired in 2000.

Terry loved animals, especially a loyal dog and a good horse. He tried his hand in raising appaloosas, quarter horses, ostriches and Watusi cattle. He loved being at the farm and out on the west desert.

Most of all Terry loved being Grandpa. All his family brought him the greatest joy in life. He loved each and every one.

Terry is survived by his sweetheart Chloa Lunt, his 2 sons and 1 daughter and their spouses, his 101-year old mother Thelma, brother Dale (Bonnie) Kendall and sister Vickie (Jim) Thomas, 12 grandkids 21 great-grandkids and 1 great-great-grandchild, and many who called him uncle and friend. He is also survived by his extended family Kirby Lunt, Mikki Chandler, and Kerri Lynn and Roy Pearson and all their children, who lovingly called him Pops.

Terry was preceded in death by his father Rex and a grandson J.C. Reed.

The family would like to extend our appreciation to Dr. Rasmussen and staff at CVMC and to the ICU staff at Provo Regional Valley center who lovingly took care of Terry in his last days.

Viewing and funeral services were held Monday May 15, 2017 at the Nephi 5th Ward at 345 E 500 N in Nephi. Interment will be at the Nephi City Cemetery.

Wesley (Wess) Allen
1936 ~ 2017

Wesley (Wess) Delano Allen passed away early Sunday morning, May 14, 2017, in Nephi, Utah.

Wess was born June 25, 1936 in Reno, Nevada to Wesley Sherman and Maude Elizabeth Allen. He spent his early years moving around where there was a working gold or silver mine. He quit school at the age of fifteen to strike out on his own, where having many different opportunities of employment he eventually became a heavy duty mechanic and supported his family that way. He married the love of his life Betty Marie Winn on December 14, 1956 in Nephi, Utah. They had 60 long wonderful years together. They moved to Las Vegas in 1960 where he found employment at the Nevada Test Site in 1962. In 1968 they would move to Pahrump, Nevada where they finished raising their family. He enjoyed being a member of the Nye County Search and Rescue, as well as Nye County Reserve Deputy Sheriff. He loved going to black powder rendezvous, riding the sand dunes on his ATVs, taking trail rides with Betty, hunting, fishing, camping, and boating. But most of all, he enjoyed anything with his family. After early retirement in 1988, they moved to Nephi, Utah to be near their family. There he continued to live life to its fullest doing all the things he loved (especially getting to know his grandchildren better and welcoming his great grandchildren into his life).

He is survived by his wife Betty, his three children; Lynn Wesley (Cyndi) Allen of Sandy, Utah, Clyde Delano (Sheila) Allen of Highland, Utah, Faith Marie (Clyde) Bingham of Payson, Utah, and his 9 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and half-brother, John Murrin.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 in the Nephi 5th Ward building (345 East 500 North) at 12:00 noon with a viewing Saturday morning at 10:00 A.M. until 11:30 A.M.in the same location.

Thomas Dean Mattinson
1941 ~ 2017

Thomas Dean Mattinson, 75, of Levan, passed away on May 12, 2017. He was born on July 30, 1941 in Salem, Utah to Alice Francom and Dean Mattinson.

He grew up in Salem, Utah attending Spanish Fork Junior High and later Trade Tech in Provo where he became a welder. He enlisted in the Air Force for 4 years. He made his career as a welder and plumber.

Thomas married Shirley Downs and had two children together; they were later divorced. He married his soul mate Carol Irene Dixon on January 14, 1976. Together they raised their four children and Carolís three siblings.

Thomas is survived by his wife, children: Arla Ann Sloan (Ted), Lee Dean Mattinson, Richard Dean Mattinson (Debra), Vicki L. Roberts, Clinton L. Jolley (Barbara), and Buddy L. Jolley; brother Dale Mattinson, sister Aileen Newton (Lynn), 2 sisters-in-law, and a brother-in-law. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, a brother, a sister-in-law Ida Mattinson, a grandson Jeremy Mattinson, and a son-in-law Tony Roberts.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Levan Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at the Walker Funeral Home, 587 South 100 West, Payson, Utah.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.walkerobits.com

Rachel Tidwell
1980 ~ 2017

Rachel Tidwell, age 37, returned to her Heavenly Father on May 8, 2017. She was born on April 9, 1980 to Kerry Duane Tidwell and Karen Elizabeth Johnson.

She married Kim Wilkerson and later divorced. She then married Jared Jacobson and later divorced.

She grew up in Juab County. She loved to spend time with her friends and family. She also liked to scrapbook and make crafts.

She is survived by her grandmother Aryds Tidwell; father Kerry D Tidwell; her sister Teresa (Kyle) Winn; by her four children K.C. and Kalista Wilkerson, Kaylen and Kiyah Jacobson; also her niece and nephew Kelby and Kamryn Winn. Preceded in death by her mother.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 13 at the 1st, 2nd and 8th ward in Nephi Utah. Interment will be at the Nephi City Cemetery.