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December 11, 2019


Jay Morris (Ike) Lunt
1927 ~ 2019

Jay Morris (Ike) Lunt, 92, was born June 14, 1927 in Nephi, Utah to Burnell and Florence Lunt. He passed away December 1, 2019 in the veterans facility in Payson, Utah.

Ike was the 2nd of 4 children. He grew up in Nephi where he worked on the family farm, worked cattle and went to school where he graduated in 1945. On March 27, 1946 he enlisted in the US Army which sent him to Japan during WWII. During this time he met and married Barbara Munk on October 7, 1949 in the Manti LDS Temple. Together they raised three boys. After serving his country, Ike and Barbara made their first home in Nephi. They later moved to Dugway Proving Grounds where he worked Civil Service. After 13 years they moved back to Nephi where he farmed and also owned and ran Ike’s Amoco Service Station. Ike was also employed by Parkin Motor as a salesman until his retirement.

Ike enjoyed playing golf and being called Grandpa Cheeto by his grandkids. During Ike’s life in Nephi, he was the ultimate public servant. He was a Nephi City councilman, Juab County commissioner and served on the Ute Stampede Rodeo committee for 39 years. He was also a member of the American Legion for 70 years.

Ike is survived by his three boys, Larry, Rod (Lynn) both of Show Low, Arizona and Billy (Anna Marie) of Nephi; 7 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-granddaughters and 1 sister Helen Cammans of Covina, California.

Ike was preceded in death by his loving wife Barbara, 2 brothers Paul Andrews and David Lunt, daughter-in-law (Angelina) and grandson Chris Lunt.

Dad (Grandpa) you will be missed but your memories will be forever.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 9, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Nephi 5th Ward LDS Church. Interment will be at the Vine Bluff Cemetery (1200 North 400 East, Nephi, Utah).

Lloyd Petty
1949 ~ 2019

Lloyd Francis Petty passed away on December 5, 2019 at his home in Nephi, Utah. He was born to Lloyd Heber Petty and Lucky Gulford in Cedar City, Utah on July 31, 1949.

He lived in Ely, Nevada until the age of 8 years old when his mother married Blaine Theobald and moved to Hinckley, Utah. He was raised on the farm milking cows, hauling hay and riding horses. He enjoyed this time in his life.

In 1966 he joined the Army, and he served 2 years in Vietnam from 1967-1969. After returning home he married his love, Laura Jenkins, on June 7, 1969 in Nephi, Utah. They were married 50 years. They had 5 children: Lonnie, Layne (Lynda), Leslie (Mont) Taylor, Chris (Steph) and 8 grandchildren: Malishea, Langston, Gabi, Ryler, Takisha, Cutler, Ryah and Emme.

He was a heavy equipment operator, cement finisher, and worked at the Tooele Army Depot, where he retired. He enjoyed hunting, camping, and fishing with his friends and family. He enjoyed playing his guitar and teaching his kids and grandkids to play. He always liked playing pool with his boys and spending time laughing with them.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, father and mother- in-law, Homer and Ethel Jenkins; daughter, Lisa Marie Petty; sister, Marsha Bishop; brother in law, Merrill Jenkins; and nephew, Gordon Jenkins.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 11:00 am at Anderson Funeral Home (94 West 300 North, Nephi, Utah). Interment will be at the Levan Town Cemetery with military honors.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Rasmussen, Julie Ann Parkin, Anderson Funeral Home and Brace and Kay for their love and support at this time.

Jaiden Christensen

Our sweet and precious Jaiden Kirk Christensen, 10, of Freedom, Utah flew back to heaven in his sleep at his home on December 4, 2019. Jaiden was born on July 27, 2009 in Nephi, Utah to Kami Lynn Olson and Steven Clair Christensen.

Jaiden was loved and cherished by many. He was a proud brother with a big heart. Jaiden’s favorite activities were building, inventing, drawing, gardening, carving, photography, climbing, hiking, rock hounding, archery, hunting, fishing, sports, fireworks, campfires, tinkering with his dad’s and grandpas tools. Most of all, playing with his sisters, cousins, school mates, friends, and family. He had many genuine qualities and he loved life. His life was always busy and we wouldn’t have had it any other way. He was very passionate about school and he strived to make it even more fun everyday. He loved playing with Legos, Pokémon, Bionicals, action figures, nerf guns, Hot Wheels, videogames and he was pretty much up for anything fun as long as there was a playmate. He was always willing to play and dork around, no matter what!

The sun may have set early for him, but we believe he is celebrating with those family members who have left us before and they are celebrating. We were all blessed with his sweet, kind, loving and very caring soul. He will always be missed. Our Heavenly Father has his loving arms around him now, and we all will see Jaiden again one day. Life may be short but love and family is forever.

Jaiden is survived by his parents, Kami Lynn Olson and Steven Clair Christensen; his sisters, Jurni Lynn Olson and Ashlynn Faye Christensen; grandparents, Roger Clair Christensen, Kathaleen and Shane Morrison, great-grandparents, Jean and Glade Olson, Lola and Paul Stevens; aunts, Autumn Christensen, Krista Olson and Caitlin Edmunds; uncles, Zach Peyton, Sonny Dove, and many cousins. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Connie Faye Christensen, Kirk L Olson, great-grandparents, Bob (Mary) Bills, Theodore (Elsie) Christensen; and great-uncle, Allen Stevens.

Funeral services were held Monday December 9, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the Mt. Pleasant North Stake Center. Interment in the Moroni City Cemetery. Online condolence rasmussenmortuary.com