Reed Allen Carlson

1952 - 2015
Reed Allen Carlson passed away peacefully in his home Saturday evening, February 21, 2015 with his wife and children by his side. He had struggled with a lifetime of neurological difficulties and finally succumbed to brain injuries from multiple strokes.

Reed was born to Allen and Belva Carlson in Los Angeles, California on April 2,1952. He grew up in the El Segundo area and graduated from El Segundo High School in 1970. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Denver, Colorado in 1972. In 1981 he graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. He married his best friend Angela Jones on June 2, 1982 in the LDS temple in Salt Lake City. He began his career as a Library Technician in 1983 at Dugway Proving Ground in their Technical Library. He retired in 2005 after 22 years of service.

Reed was well known for his deep appreciation of art in its many forms. He found great joy and comfort in music, film and literature. He also expressed his deepest thoughts and emotions on canvas with pastels and acrylics. Reed touched the lives of many friends, family members, coworkers and colleagues who always described their relationship with him as a sincere pleasure. Reed will be remembered for his unique sense of humor. Throughout the many pains and trials of his life, he always seemed to find the strength to lighten the mood with a joke, even if it was only to be sarcastic.

The challenges and circumstances of Reed's life gave him a special gift for understanding spiritual matters. As an exemplary member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, he delighted in studying and pondering the scriptures, as well as many other religious texts. Through his constant searching he developed a profound and personal relationship with his Heavenly Father, which continually strengthened him.

Reed is preceded in death by his infant son Brian Earnest Carlson, October 30,1983; and by his mother Belva Scott Carlson, November 13, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Angela Jones Carlson; two children, Heather Carlson and Thomas Carlson; father Allen Carlson; two sisters, Janeen Carlson Myers and Kristie Carlson Morton; one uncle, Gary Carlson and several nieces and nephews. The Carlson family would like to express special thanks to Barbara Herrera and Cherylynn Miller and all staff of Pine Mountain Home Health and Hospice.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 27th at 11:00 a.m. at Redwood Memorial. 6500 S. Redwood Road. There will be a visitation from 9:00 to 10:45 prior to services. Interment will be at West Jordan City Cemetery. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.

Read more...

Maria Dale Betonney

1963 –2015
Auntie Ria, 51, passed away peacefully on Thursday February 19, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah surrounded by family. She was born on April 3, 1963 in Tooele, Utah, to Hubert and Regina Betonney. She graduated from high school on August 9, 1985 in Tooele. She went on to proudly serve her country in the United States Navy from May 1986 to December 1989. When she completed her Navy service she made her home in Southern California doing various shipyard work and then preparing taxes for H&R Block. She returned to her hometown of Tooele in August 2010. She loved carving pumpkins and dressing up for Halloween, painting and hunting for Easter eggs, setting off fireworks on the 4th of July, and attempting to prank everyone she knew on April Fool’s Day. Maria was a kind and caring person who enjoyed spending time with her family and she was also an avid crafter including calligraphy, drawing and scrapbooking. She loved to preserve all of the photographs of her babies. Maria was fiercely committed to her family; she was deeply loved and cherished by all who knew her. She is preceded in death by her father, Hubert; her sister Phyllis and her brother Larmie. She is survived by her mother Regina; her brothers Kim “Koop” (Barbara) and Rod; her sister Tina. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews: Jamie (Jon), Marisa (Barry), Angela, Alicia, Alex, Lennon, Kenzie, Zach, Jude, Gussie, and Laramie. We want to express great appreciation to the staff at the University of Utah Hospital who cared for Maria with great love, tenderness, and respect. May God bless you. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maria Betonney memorial fund at Mountain America Credit Union. A viewing will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Church of Jesus Christ Tooele Stake Center 1025 West Utah Avenue Tooele, Utah. A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.at the Church of Jesus Christ Tooele North Stake Center 583 North 270 East Tooele, Utah. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.
Read more...

Thomas Stephen Camp

Our beloved husband, father and friend, Thomas Stephen Camp, passed away February 18, 2015. Tom was born June 21, 1947, in American Fork, to Beatrice and Henry Camp. He graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 1965. He attended Dixie College and Westminster College where he graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. Tom married Ellen Kinsinger Kent on March 4, 1978. They had two children, Jason James and Stephanie Louise. Tom began his teaching career in 1973 where he taught at Grantsville Elementary and Grantsville Junior High. Many of his students remember the trips to their first hockey game at the Salt Palace and year end Lagoon class trip. He retired in 2012. Tom enjoyed being a teacher, Grandpa, travelling, having a glass of wine with friends, and sports of any kind, especially football and hockey. He was an avid Grantsville High School and University of Utah football fan—Go Cowboys and Utes. He was an assistant football coach at Grantsville High School for over 20 years. During his years with the Cowboys, the team won 3 State Titles, including the 1996 2A State title in which he got to coach his son. Tom is survived by his wife, Ellen; children Jason and Stephanie (Reuben) Talbot; grandchildren: Jasmine Louise, James Curtis, Rhys Thomas and Carden Tharan; siblings: Betty, Jean, Roberta, MaryAnn, Jim, Robert, David, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Pattie and brother Dennis. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 25th at 12 p.m. in the LDS Church at 428 So Hale, with visitation from 10:00 to 11:30 prior to services. There will also be visitation at the church on Tuesday, Feb. 24th from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers please make a donation directly to Grantsville High School, in memory of Coach Tom Camp. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.

Read more...

Margot Katherine Mouritsen

Our precious baby Margot passed away peacefully in her parents’ arms on Monday, February 16, 2015, after being born with a genetic disorder that resulted in heart defects. In only one short week of life, Margot touched and inspired many people, and her impact on the world will be a lasting one. She was a sweet baby, and we’re happy to know that she no longer suffers from the pain and discomfort she had while living inside her mortal body. We love her dearly and look forward to the day when we can see her again. She is survived by her parents, Kevin and Natalie Mouritsen, her grandparents, two great-grandmothers, and lots of aunts, uncles and cousins who adore her. We want to express heartfelt thanks to the wonderful nurses and doctors that took care of Margot at Primary Children’s Medical Center, and for the care she received at Lakeview Hospital and from Intermountain Homecare and Hospice. A viewing will be held on Saturday, February 21 at 11:00 am with a funeral to follow at 1:00 pm. Both will be held at the LDS Stake Center located at 954 West 1100 North, North Salt Lake, UT, 84054. Thanks to Didericksen Memorial for handling the funeral arrangements, and to the many family and friends that have supported us during this difficult time.
Read more...