96 South Main Street, PO Box 77, Nephi, Utah 84648 - Voice: 435 623-0525 - FAX: 435 623-4735

In Memorium


Vard White
1947 – 2013

Ivol Vard White, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend, neighbor and peacemaker, lost his battle with Melanoma cancer on June 6 in the arms of his soul mate, Diane Ludlow, and their two sons, Shawn (Sonya) White, Kevin (Vikki) White and their 12 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Vard was born January 15, 1947, in Richfield, Utah to Ivol Shannon White and Eugenia Erickson White. He grew up in Monroe and moved to Nephi with his family when he was 12. Vard graduated from Juab High School and married Diane Ludlow. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they started Vard's Drive-in and operated it for 27 years. During that time he actively served the community as an officer in local and state Jaycee's, as a member of the Lions Club, a Nephi City Councilman, Nephi City Fire Chief and State Fire Board. He loved the youth and coached little league football and little league baseball. He started, sponsored and pitched for the Nephi Fats Softball Team (a bunch of fat guys and Aaron). He spent 25 years working as a custodian for the Juab School District. For over 23 years, Vard owned and operated White Brother's Trailer Sales with two of his brothers. Vard was an active member of the LDS Church.
Vard was preceded in death by his parents, son, Christopher, and his brother, Steven. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, sons, daughter-in-laws, grandchildren, sister, Marcile Gilley, brothers, Shannon (Gayle), Ladd (Jesse), Hap (Bonnie), Steven (deceased), Fred (Sue) and Keith and Bev Fullmer.
The family is very grateful and would like to thank Dr. Mark Oveson at Central Valley Medical Center, Dr. Hung Khong and all his staff at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Julieanne Parkin and Janna Bryan of Central Valley Health Care and to their many family and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 11 at the Nephi Stake Center, 351 North 100 West, Nephi, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at the Vine Bluff Cemetery.

Heber Brook Taylor

  Heber Brook Taylor, 73, of Nephi, Utah passed away on June 3 at his home with family nearby.  Brook was born on October 14, 1939 to Golden and Lovine Elizabeth Brook Taylor in Santaquin, Utah.  Brook was the 8th of 9 children.  He graduated from Payson High School.
Brook married Deanna Lunt on December 4th, 1959, in the Salt Lake Temple. The couple lived in Farmington, North Salt Lake, Salt Lake, and Bear Lake before settling down in Nephi.
Brook spent his life working with animals.  He enjoyed helping children learn about horses.  He was a 4-H leader for many years and was active in the USWRCA .  Brook was the 2011 Juab County honoree at the National Day of the American Cowboy.
Brook is survived by his spouse, Deanna Lunt Taylor, 2 sons and a daughter.  Tom (Wanda) Taylor of Levan, Cody (Jackie) Taylor of Castle Dale, and Tina (Scott) Ockey of Santaquin/Orangeville;  10 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild;  1 brother, Norman (Rena) Taylor of Santaquin; 3 sisters, Gertrude Reilly of St. George, ReNae Elwood of West Haven, and Elizabeth (Jerry) Yates of Santaquin.  He was preceded in death by a son, Timothy G Taylor and 4 sisters: Maxine Treloar, Frances Maag, Florence Westover, and Beverly Matern.
Funeral services were held June 10, 2013, at the Nephi North Stake Center Chapel at 11 AM.   Interment in the Vine Bluff Cemetery in Nephi, Utah.

Thayne Lyman Goble

Thayne Lyman Goble passed away Saturday June 8, 2013 in Nephi, Utah. He leaves one sister to join the other.
He was born March 4, 2013 in Nephi, Utah to Matthew Clay and Aimee LeFevre Goble.
He is survived by his parents; sister, Mattie; grandparents, Tom Goble and Mary Carol Goble; Willis and Denece LeFevre; great grandparents, Roland and Dorothy Hein. Preceded in death by his sister, Kate.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am Friday, June 14, 2013 in the Nephi 8th Ward, 222 South 100 East. Family and friends may call one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment will be in the Nephi Vine Bluff Cemetery.

Death Notice

Louis Creig Tidwell passed away June 10, 2013. A full obituaary will run in next weeks paper.