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July 21, 2021


Wayne McDonald
1942 ~ 2021

Wayne Rex McDonald passed away on July 13, 2021, surrounded by his sweetheart Glenna of 56 years and his three daughters, Melanie, Michelle and Missy.

Wayne was born on Halloween, October 31, 1942, to Wayne and Anna McDonald in Salt Lake City, UT. He was the oldest of 5 children. He married his eternal sweetheart, Glenna, on July 9, 1965, in the Salt Lake City Temple.

He graduated from Granite High School in 1960 and then served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in The Netherlands, and upon his return to Utah, he attended LDS Business College.

Wayne spent most of his career working at Wonder Bread and Hostess Cake. During that time, he had many roles, including branch manager and general sales manager. He loved being known as “The Twinkie Man” around town and enjoyed dressing up as often as possible to hand out Twinkies at schools, grocery stores, and Halloween at the McDonald's residence.

Wayne was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many church callings over the years, but the one near and dear to his heart was serving along with his wife for 5 years as a missionary for the Addiction Recovery Program.

Wayne loved to cook; no one was allowed in his kitchen. He was truly a culinary master. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends camping, fishing, hunting, boating, horseback riding, four-wheeling, golfing, and cheering on his beloved Utah Utes.

Wayne loved supporting his grandchildren in all their sporting events, especially the Juab Wasps, American Fork Caveman and Verrado Vipers.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Glenna of Nephi; his daughters, Melanie (Rick) Malkemus of Buckeye, AZ; Michelle (David) Stephenson of Highland, UT, and Missy (Cody) Higginson of Nephi, UT; siblings Denis (Peggy) McDonald of Murray, UT and Kathy (Dan) Buyers of Star Valley, WY; his sister-in-law Lynn McDonald of Murray, UT; grandchildren, Colten (Liz) Higginson, Annie (Jaxon) Warr, Elder Aidan Stephenson (currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rochester, NY), Rily Higginson and Makena Malkemu; great-grandchildren Forrest and Magnolia Higginson. He was a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Anna McDonald; his siblings, Tom McDonald and Pat Brooks; his brother-n-law Ray Goff.

We want to thank the following people for their love and support: his favorite providers, Dr. James Rosenbeck and Julieanne Parkins, RN.

Wayne’s Celebration of Life will be held at Cinder Creek Event Center 22 Sheep Lane Dr. Nephi, UT on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Receiving line will be from 11:30-12:30 and funeral from 12:30-1:30pm. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society.

Shirley Frampton
1939 ~ 2021

Shirley A. Frampton, 82, passed away on July 14, 2021, at Red Cliffs Assisted Living. Shirley was born on Flag Day, June 14, 1939, in Nephi, Utah to M. Deloy and Ruby Andersen. She married Evan A. Frampton on October 12,1957 in the Manti Utah Temple. She was born and raised in Nephi and graduated from Juab High School in 1957. Shirley worked as a telephone operator 1957-1958. She then went to work at the Nephi Training center for 15 years.

Shirley enjoyed crocheting, collecting dolls, making blankets, tying quilts and making hats on the loom to give away. During her life Shirley and Evan took in many foster children, four of which they decided to adopt.

Shirley is survived by her husband of nearly 64 years, Evan of Nephi; her sons Rodney (Laura) Frampton of Nephi, Cory (Lacey) Frampton of Levan, Wesley (Diane) Frampton of Perry, Bill Frampton, Danny Frampton, Jimmy Frampton, Marcus Frampton, and McKay Frampton all of Nephi.; daughters LoriAnn (Steve) Tanner of Payson and Tyanna Frampton of Mississippi; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sister Kathleen Broadhead of Nephi. She was preceded in death by her parents M. Deloy and Ruby Anderson, and Andrea Frampton, a granddaughter.

The family would like to thank the staff at Red Cliffs Assisted Living Center.

Funeral services for Shirley were at Anderson Funeral Home on Tuesday July 20, 2021.

Jerris Bennett

Jerris Monroe Bennett passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at the age of 67.

Born July 29, 1952, to Neil O. and Edith (Memmott) Monroe. She grew up in Scipio, UT with her brother and two sisters. She was sealed to the love of her life, Melvin Jess Bennett in the Manti Temple on August 25, 1972. They welcomed their first daughter later the next year.

Through the years, they had many adventures and moves, adding to the family along the way. They settled in Nephi, UT for a while where Jerris worked as a home health aide. She lovingly cared for those who could no longer take care of themselves. Jerris was always serving others no matter where life had taken her. She led by example making sure new mothers had meals and was a friend to the friendless. Jerris cherished her children and grandchildren. She always made sure that her children's friends knew that they had a safe place in her home and she loved them. She strived to live a Christ-centered life in all she did serving in the Primary and as a teacher in the Relief Society. After all their adventures, and with all their kids married, they finally settled in Holden, UT where their life together had started.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions at the time of her passing, we could not hold a memorial service. We would love for all to join us in a celebration of her life. An open house will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at the Scipio Senior Center, 55 N State St Scipio, between 1-5 pm.