1949 ~ 2021
Carol Backus Beardall, wife of LaMar Beardall, left this mortal world held in the arms of her eternal soul and inspiration and her children on October 7, 2021. She was welcomed home to the arms of her Savior. She had a deep and growing testimony of Jesus Christ and the plan of salvation and was firm in her knowledge that families are forever.
She was born to loving parents, Anna Jean Duncan and Earl Eugene Backus, on September 27, 1949. She grew up in Orem where she learned to love and appreciate all facets of nature.
Carol met her sweetheart in ninth grade and has been his eternal companion for 49 years. Carol and LaMar were married for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on March 3, 1972. They have been inseparable ever since.
Although she has held many titles during her lifetime, Darlin’, Mom and Grammy were her most beloved. Somehow she made every one of her children and grandchildren feel they were her favorite, and they were. She and Poppy always made time to attend every game, concert, recital or special event. She was our biggest cheerleader and fan. Grandkids will forever cherish playing card games, puzzles, and having quiet conversations with Grammy.
Carol knew the name of every bird, tree and flower. She loved autumn leaves and flowering things. She made sure her family appreciated the beauty of God’s creations. She was a gifted real estate agent and was closing deals until the end from her hospital bed. She had a mantra that she lived her life by: “Because nice matters.” Being nice to people in her business and personal relationships was important to her. She truly loved people.
As a righteous member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, her most treasured calling was that of a temple worker at the Manti Utah Temple where she served with her eternal companion. She thoroughly enjoyed her time there as she grew in testimony and in friendships.
“If I only could have known you sooner, I could have loved you longer.”
Our loving wife, mom and Grammy is survived by her devoted husband, LaMar Beardall, and five children: Emily (Korey) Wright, Nick (Lareesha) Beardall, Sarah (Andy) Avery, Laura (Fred) Hermansen, and Jenny (Marc) Snijman and 16 grandchildren and two great-children. She is also survived by her three siblings: Gail (Richard) Tolley, Kathryn DeSantis, and Duncan (Meg) Backus. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Anna Backus, and her granddaughter, BreaAnn.
Funeral services will be held Thursday October 14, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in the Moroni Stake Center (82 N Center, Moroni, UT). A viewing will be held Wednesday, October 13, 2021, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the church and Thursday 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment in the Moroni City Cemetery. Online condolences at rasmussenmortuary.com
1927 ~ 2021
Delora Carter Christensen, age 93, passed away peacefully October 5, 2021 in Nephi, Utah.
She was born October 30, 1927 in Mona, Utah to George Laurel and Mavel Helena Carter. She married Homer Christensen June 12, 1953 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple May 5, 1962. She has lived alone in the home she was born in since Homer passed away February 13, 2007.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in many callings including mutual and Cub Scouts. She worked at the Frostie Freeze and Vard's Drive Inn where she formed many life-long friendships. She loved fishing at Strawberry and Otter Creek Reservoirs. She enjoyed the camping and association of the Good Sam's Club. She also enjoyed being a snowbird in St. George and Yuma in their 5th-wheel trailer.
She enjoyed driving and later riding in her Hyundai Tucson SUV. The seats were high enough for her to get in and out easily. Her only regret is that she didn't get it 10 years sooner. She enjoyed visits at her home by her many friends especially in the summers out under her shady porch.
She loved family gatherings and enjoyed talking and laughing together. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and having them all call her Grandma D. She loved the Christmas season and especially appreciated a beautiful decorated Christmas tree.
She is survived by her sons, Scott (LuAnn) Christensen of West Valley City, UT and Tracy (Karen) Christensen of Manti, UT; grandchildren: Blake (Allison) Christensen, Raquel (Chase) Davis, Tara (Chad) Carlson, and Jacie (Johnny) Koegel; and 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by two granddaughters, Kylee and Kymberlee Christensen.
Funeral services were held on Monday, October 11, 2021 at 12:00 pm in the Mona 2nd Ward Chapel (65 East 100 North). Interment will be in the Mona Cemetery.
Kenneth Warren Daniels
5/5/1957 ~ 10/5/2021
Kenneth Warren Daniels was born on May 5, 1957, to Kenneth A. and Luella Jameson Daniels in Payson, Utah.
He passed away on the morning of October 5, 2021at his place of work where he had been employed for close to 35 years. He took so much pride in his work that he often would try to work even when he should have stayed home. His health has been decreasing for the last two years. He suffered from COPD, emphysema, and heart problems. He had been on oxygen full time for just over 2 years. He was the best father, father-in-law, and grandpa anyone could ask for. He was always there for his son even through his darkest times and often wondered at times if he would ever change. He has been there for his daughter-in-law and ex-daughter in law’s children just like they were his blood. He was an amazing man who worked hard and loved deep.
Warren is survived by his son, Jeff (Gina) Daniels, his ex-daughter in law, Stacie (Shane) Brown, two grandsons, Steven Daniels and Nicklas Brown, four granddaughters, Maelee and Emalee Burraston, and Elizabeth and Andalynn Brown, as well as his sister, Jeanette Hamel, and his very dear friend Jason (Lesleei) Sokoloff.
Dad was loved more than he knew and will he be missed even more.
Leo Glade Greenhalgh
1926 ~ 2021
Leo Glade Greenhalgh passed away peacefully September 30, 2021, at the age of 95. He was born in Payson, Utah on January 19, 1926, to Ronald Lemar and Harriet Leone (Ingram) Greenhalgh. Glade grew up during the Great Depression in Goshen, Lyndal, Santaquin and Nephi, Utah. In Nephi he attended, Juab High School where he participated in track and field and served as Senior Class President graduating in 1944. Days later, he boarded a bus as an enlisted soldier in the US Army, 162nd Infantry, serving in the Philippines and Japan 1944-1946. Afterwards, he used the thousand dollars he saved up during the war to go on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Called to the British Isles Mission (1947-1949) he spent most of his time in Edinburgh, Scotland where he gained a great love and devotion to the Scottish people and their culture. Glade attended Brigham Young University, graduating with a BA in Education - Class of 1952. He first taught history and civics at Tooele High School, before moving into his church’s Seminary and Institute program. While teaching seminary in Moab, Utah he met and married Louie Annalee Holyoak in the Manti Temple, on June 7, 1955. He later taught seminary in Roosevelt, Utah before moving into elementary education in the Granite School District. Over the years he taught at Canyon Rim, Woodrow Wilson, Kearns and Taylorsville Elementary Schools. In 1984 he was forced to retire early when a rare eye disease robbed him of most of his sight. Undeterred, he attended the Utah School for the Blind and was called by his church on a mission to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City where he served as a reference assistant at the main desk for 20 years - 1986 to 2006.
Glade had a great love for life and took pleasure in the little things; planting a garden, hunting for topaz and trilobites, celebrating holidays with family or trying a new kind of cheese. He was constantly learning and educating himself and those around him with the things he learned. Despite his loss of sight he continued his studies of whatever interested him by listening each week to multiple books and periodicals on tape. His interests included: US history, church history, genealogy, geography, movies, poetry, rock-hunting, lapidary work, BYU sports, and all things Scottish. He had a deep love and affection for both his ancestors as well as his offspring, keeping abreast of all their activities, accomplishments and adventures.
Glade was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Louie, and brother Taryl. He leaves behind two brothers, Jack and Paul, six children; Mark, Phillip (Janice Carey), LaMar (Liz Nunez), Linden (Kara Rasmussen), Vernon (Cydney Smith) and Annetta (Eddie Geyer), 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (8350 S. Jackson St., Midvale) Friday, October 8, 2021. Interment will be in the Nephi Vine Bluff Cemetery.
Death Notice Elizabeth Sperry
Funeral services for Elizabeth Kay Sperry will be held on Monday, October 18th at the Nephi 1st, 2nd & 7th Ward Church in Nephi. A viewing will be held on Sunday, October 17th at the Anderson Funeral Home in Nephi from 6:00-8:00 p.m. A full obituary will be included in next week’s Times News.