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News for
February 27, 2024

 

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Brandon Williams Wright
7/28/1983 ~ 2/16/2024

Brandon Williams Wright, beloved father, son brother, uncle, rockstar, friend and all-around comedian, returned to his Heavenly Father Friday, February 16, 2024 at the age of 40. It fills our hearts with joy to know his brother, Chase, greeted him with a long awaited hug.

Brandon was born July 28, 1983, in Provo, Utah. His legacy will be continued through his daughter, Rosie Girl, Monrosie, Monroe Jadies, Goose, and princess, Monroe Jade Wright. He is survived by his parents, Calvin and Gayle Wright, the love of his life, Rochelle Ann Wright, siblings, Maughn Wright (Karla), Carla Taylor (Perry), Wendy King (Brandon), Amber Gronau (John), and many nieces and nephews and in-laws who love him. He was preceded in death by his brother, Chase Wright.

Brandon was the youngest of 6 children. His mom described him as the light of her life. His sister enjoyed playing mommy and taking him along with her as her buddy. He was energetic as a child and full of laughter with his quick wit. He had a particularly close bond with his brother, Chase.

Brandon was known for his unique ability to make you feel like the most important person in the room. He was curious about the details of your life. He welcomed guests at his door with enthusiasm and love. Brandon was magically feel good.

Brandon will forever be remembered for, what we lovingly refer to as his “Brananigans”. A master of laughter with his creative antics and the confidence to be who he was.

Among Brandon’s gifts were his skills as a hairdresser. Clients who sat in his chair were in for a treat as he listened to their stories, made them feel important and left them with a great haircut. He had a very loyal clientele who supported him through good times and bad. He attended Paul Mitchell The School and became an instructor there.

Brandon met and fell in love with Rochelle Poole. They married and moved to Boise, Idaho where they were raising their daughter, Monroe. He adored her and they shared time playing in the snow, having picnics on the trampoline, playing video games and being best buddies. Brandon enjoyed being creative and was an artist. He shared this talent with Monroe as they painted, did crafts and created sidewalk chalk masterpieces together. She has inherited his imagination and invents games and creates artwork that came straight from her Daddy. She was the center of his world.

We are dedicated to sharing Brandon’s adoration of Monroe with her as well as the great memories we have of him. He was a one of a kind character with a tender heart and a warmth all his own. Brandon’s magnetic personality and ability to accept people as they were, have made him irreplaceable.

Brandon, we love you. We will miss you until the day we can see you again and, no doubt, share a laugh with you and hear the “Brananigans” we’ve missed out on while you were gone.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 11:00 am with a viewing 1 hour prior at the Nephi 4th/5th ward building (500 North 355 East).

 

William R. (Bill) Jasperson
9/16/193 ~ 1/29/2024

liam R. (Bill) Jasperson, husband, father, grandpa, great grandpa, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on January 29, 2024. Bill was born September 16, 1937 in Spanish Fork, Utah to Orval Thomas Jasperson and Grace Robinson Jasperson. He is the second of three children and the only son. Bill was raised in Goshen, Utah where he attended elementary and junior high school. He attended Payson High School where he graduated in 1955. He attended Trade Tech (now Utah Valley University) where he was certified in Auto Mechanics which is something he loved, and did as a lifelong trade and hobby. He also enjoyed watching the National Finals Rodeo, Nascar and Indy car racing.

Bill married Donna Kay Jasperson from Mona on August 9, 1958 in Mona, Utah. They were later sealed in the Manti, Utah LDS Temple March 11, 1964 and together they raised six children.

Bill worked for Van Gas delivering propane in Utah for a short time and was transferred to Idaho where they moved in 1960. They lived there for about a year and when Bill’s father passed away, they returned to Goshen where he dedicated his life to the success of the family ranch. He was on the forefront of farming and ranching; he always had the newest irrigation systems and top cattle genetics. Bill spent time building his own boat and race car, and fixing farm equipment and anything else that was broken.

Bill was elected the Mayor of Goshen in 1969 where he served the city of Goshen for several years. During that time he met and made many acquaintances, friends, and lifelong connections. He served on the Goshen Volunteer Fire Department, and served on the board of the Goshen Irrigation Company and then as President being involved since 1965.

Bill was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he served in many callings. He served as a counselor in the Young Men’s program for over ten years. He also served as a counselor in the Elder’s Quorum and the Scouting program. He enjoyed serving as a home teacher and went regularly to visit and serve his families. He was Christ-like and selfless at every point in his life. He dedicated all of his time to serving and giving to others, especially his own children.

Bill was a wonderful patriarch, husband, and father to his family. He loved Donna and each one of his children and grandchildren more than anything. There isn’t anything he wouldn’t have done and hasn’t done for his children. They were his life and he was dedicated to guiding them, reaching them, and helping them in many aspects of their lives.

Bill is survived by his wife Donna and his six children; Brent, Gregg (Tamie), Jill Hammond (Wally), Chad (Shantele), Jimmy (Amy) and Gina Wheeler (Elias), 20

grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents (Orval, Grace), his two sisters (Sue Ann, Janet), and daughter-in-law (Robyn).