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September 16, 2020


Hazel Orgill Jackson
1934 ~ 2020

Hazel Orgill Jackson, 85, died September 7, 2020 in St. George, Utah. She was born November 14, 1934 to William Doyle and Florence Orgill in Mona, Utah. She married, and later divorced, Horrace Chatwin Jr. She married Rex Jackson on November 11, 1961 in Elko, Nevade. Their marriage was solemnized in the St. George Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1971.

Hazel was born and raised in Mona, Utah and later moved to Salt Lake City, Utah with Rex. In 1969, Hazel and Rex moved to St. George where they raised their family in Bloomington. Hazel loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved the theatre and shared that love with her children at the Utah Shakespearean Festival and Tuacahn Center for the Arts.

In addition to her love of family, Hazel’s life devotion was to the Boy Scouts of America in many capacities. She started as a Cub Scout leader and ended up as the “Eagle Lady.” Hundreds of boys who earned the rank of Eagle Scout were directly impacted by her devotion to Boy Scouts over more than 40 years. She received the Second Miler Award in 1977, the Boy Scout Silver Beaver award in 1987, the District Award of Merit in 1989, the Advancement Mentor Recognition Eagle Scout Award in 2006, and the Influential Woman of Scouting Award in 2011.

Hazel was preceded in death by her husband Rex Jackson; her parents, Doyle and Florence Orgill; her brother Cliff Orgill; and her stepson Ronald Jackson. She is survived by her children: Delray (Connie) Jackson, Julie Topham, Jerry (Monique) Jackson, Martin (Grace) Jackson, all of St. George, Utah, and Jamie (Sherrie) Jackson of Rigby, Idaho; her stepdaughter Linda Green of Groveland, California; her brother, Rex (Linda) Orgill of Mona, Utah; sister Karen (Keith) Anderson of Riverton, Utah; 39 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 12, 2020 at the Metcalf Mortuary Chapel in St. George. Internment will be in Tonaquint Cemetery.

Taylor McKensie Mitchell
1999 ~ 2020

Taylor McKensie Mitchell, age 21, passed away September 11, 2020 at her home in Payson. She was our beautiful daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, niece and friend.

Taylor was born June 22, 1999 in the Payson Hospital to her parents Anthony and Shelly Mitchell. She is survived by her father Anthony Mitchell of Payson and Shelly Newton of Nephi, her older sister Toni (Josh) Martinez of Dunsmuir, California and their three children: Josh, Jordyn and Kaysten; Taylor’s two younger brothers Antoine (16) and Andre (14) live in Payson, and her grandparents Rex and Linda Orgill of Mona. Taylor will be missed by her family, friends, cousins and her lifelong friend Makiah.

Taylor graduated from Payson High School in 2016 with high honors and went on to working at different locations in Utah County. She loved doing road trips with her family and friends. Her most favorite place to be was at the ocean.

Taylor was preceded in death by her grandparents Utahna Mitchell of Spanish Fork, Frank Mitchell of St. George, and her nephew Zion Everest Martinez of Payson, Utah.

Our family wishes to thank Bishop Rowley and the Relief Society and friends and neighbors during this difficult time. A memorial on Saturday, September 19, will be at the Walker Mortuary in Payson from 1-3:00 pm, 587 South 100 West.