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In Memorium


Lynn O. Newton
1930 ~ 2017

Lynn Owen Newton, age 86, passed away September 21, 2017 in Nephi, Utah. He was born December 3, 1930 in Mona, Utah to Eugene Claude and Ella Kay Newton.

Lynn was born the youngest of 6 kids and was raised in Mona, Utah where he spent his days playing, hunting, and fishing with his brothers. He joined the U.S. Army and honorably served in the Korean War. After returning from the war he married Aleen “Nick” Mattinson from Salem, Utah on April 25, 1953. Together they made their home in Mona and raised 3 children; Connie, Janna, and Bruce.

He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad, Dugway Proving Ground, and retired from the Nephi Rubber Plant. He enjoyed planting and working in his garden. He remained close with his brothers; together they continued to hunt, fish, and take daily drives to Goshen Canyon and Willow Creek. He loved spending time with his family. One of his favorite things was going out west or to the canyon on Sunday for a family picnic. He loved going to play Keno in Wendover or Mesquite, scratching off lottery tickets, and he called in daily to check his lottery numbers. He could often be found in his chair watching old movies.

He is survived by his wife, Nick; children, Connie (Joe) Wall; Janna (Rex) Behunin; Bruce (Connie) Newton; 10 grandkids and 15 great-grandkids. Lynn is preceded in death by one sister and four brothers; sister, Mern Ulmer, brothers; Ervin, Wayne, Claude, and Lee Newton.

Graveside services were held at 11 am Monday, September 25, 2017 at the Mona City Cemetery, Mona, Utah.

Barbara Jones Hansen
1929 ~ 2017

Barbara Jones Hansen, a longtime resident of Los Altos, California, passed away on September 21, 2017.

She was born on March 27, 1929, in Salt Lake City, Utah to George Victor and Susan Alberta Blackett Jones. Barbara was raised in Nephi, Utah in a large, close-knit family. Her love of education led her to study at Utah State where she graduated with a B.A. degree in English with minors in Journalism and French. After graduation she was hired to teach at Tooele High School in Utah. Barbara left teaching to become a stewardess for United Air Lines in San Francisco for a year and a half until she married her husband, Larry. Barbara and Larry returned to Utah State where she taught English and he attended college. They moved several times, eventually ending in Los Altos.

Barbara married Larry Hansen in 1954. Larry and Barbara traveled extensively; Barbara liked meeting new people and visiting interesting places.  She loved art and literature and enjoyed oil painting and gardening. Barbara was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many capacities. She especially enjoyed teaching young people. Barbara loved her family. She supported Larry in all his endeavors and was extremely proud of his accomplishments. Barbara was a loving mother and an adoring grandmother. Her family was the center of her life and the source of her greatest pride.

Barbara is survived by her husband; children: Jana (Darryl) Rains, Orinda; Liz (John) Olson, Rocklin; Brad (Kristina) Hansen, San Carlos; Karen Hansen, Watsonville; eight grandchildren (Erin, Chris, Brian, Eric, Jordan, Kevin, Sean, and Angela); five great-grandsons; sister, Darlene Anderson, Salt Lake City, Utah; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Jones, Logan, Utah. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters: Melba Bowen, Lenora Richardson, Mildred Burton; and brothers: George Eldon, Richard, Sherman, and Gordon Jones. 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the Los Altos LDS Chapel, 190 Jordan Avenue, Los Altos, California. A funeral service will also be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Nephi, Utah. Interment will be at the Vine Bluff Cemetery in Nephi, Utah.