John Rollin Nelson

“Grandpa Johnny”
John Rollin Nelson passed away peacefully on a beautiful winter morning on January 22, 2015 in Grantsville, Utah. He was reunited with Bernadine, the love of his life. Johnny was born to Rollin and Amanda Nelson on September 5, 1926 in Tooele, Utah. He married his high school sweetheart, Bernadine, in the Salt Lake Temple on April 11, 1947. He spent his entire life in his beloved Grantsville where he and Bernadine reared their seven children. Johnny loved the Grantsville Cowboys. He was a fixture at GHS ballgames and tennis matches. He loved supporting his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in all of their sporting events and other activities. Johnny had a long and fulfilling life. Dad was an amazing athlete. He excelled in football, basketball and tennis. He was a charter member of the Grantsville High School Hall of Fame. His nickname was “Lightening Johnny Nelson”. He was an All-State Football player and played for Ike Armstrong at the University of Utah. He was a true Ute! Johnny lived a life of service. He was always mindful of the elderly. He also loved working with the youth of the community. Dad was instrumental in the growth of the youth tennis program in Grantsville. He spent many hours on the tennis court teaching and instructing. He also started the Grantsville Bantam Basketball program. He was known throughout the community simply as “Grandpa Johnny." Johnny was proud of his service to his country as a soldier in the Army during World War II. He later worked for 40 years at the Tooele Army Depot. He was a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and especially enjoyed his 16 years of service, with his wife Bernadine, in the Jordan River Temple. Most of all, Johnny loved his family. He was proud of each one of them. He taught his children and grandchildren the value of hard work, being dependable, and being kind. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Johnny is survived by his seven children, Don Wayne (Laurie) Nelson, Elaine (Ted) Feinauer, Karma Dale, Jack (Holly) Nelson, Kenneth (LuAnn) Nelson, Bevany (Mark) Killpack and Janet Paulich; siblings Betty Ogden and Corinne (Earl) Wunderli. Also, 27 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Bernadine, brothers Russell and Wayne Nelson, granddaughter April Nelson and Great granddaughter, Jaylyn Nelson. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Grantsville Utah West Stake Center at 115 E. Cherry Street. Friends and family may call at the Grantsville West Stake Center on Wednesday, January 28th from 6-8 p.m., and on January 29th from 9:00-10:30 a.m.. The family would like to thank all those who live and work at Diamond Jane’s Assisted Living in Grantsville, for your love and kindness to our father. Also, thanks to all the friends, neighbors and family members who have been so kind. Johnny will be remembered for his fun-loving personality, un-stoppable humor and quick wit. He was a man of great integrity, who honored his priesthood. Dad, we will miss you and love you always.

Mike Dew

Born March 20, 1963 in Tooele Utah, to Frank Dew and Betty Menalis. He peacefully passed away at home surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 22 years Stacie, his 3 beautiful children, Amber (Barrett), Joey (Kenzie) and Brooke. He is Papa to 5 wonderful grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Randy (Terri) and sister Patty (Terry). He loved to fish and hunt and spend time with his family, always made us laugh and was the first one to give a helping hand to anyone in need. He made an incredible impact on all the lives he touched. He was a great inspiration to many and left behind a legacy of hunting and fishing. Services will be held at a later time. We would like to personally thank Pine Mountain Hospice for giving the best care to our beloved. We want to specially thank the Nursing staff of Pine Mountain for being so caring to him as well as the family.

Herbert Y. Begay

Herbert Y. Begay passed away peacefully in his home January 5, 2015 in Grantsville, Utah at the age of 81. Herbert is survived by his wife Bertha A. Begay of Grantsville, UT and 14 children, Hubert (Hanna) Begay of Hurricane, UT; Johnny (Geneva) Begay of Sanders, AZ; Herbert Jr. (Laura) Begay of Sanders, AZ; Larry (Leslie) Begay of Aloha, OR; Allen Begay of Boise, ID; Harry (Tracy) Begay of Grantsville, UT; Henry Begay of Grantsville, UT; Julia (Jose) Mendez of Salt Lake City, UT; Elizabeth (Clay) Rainer of Grantsville, UT; Herb (Beth) Begay of Wausau, WI; Mary (Jahn) Chafshin of Salt Lake City, UT; Margaret (Merrill) Brown of Magna, UT; Danny Begay of Grantsville, UT; Johnson Begay of Grantsville, UT; 40 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren. Herbert was born on August 15, 1933 in Chinle, AZ to John and Elizabeth Begay. He married Bertha Aguilera on July 4th, 1967. They resided in Idaho for 5 years, moved to Nevada for another 5 years, then moved to Utah in 1976 and have made that their home for the last 38 years. Herbert worked for The Union Pacific Railroad for 25 years and retired in the early 1990's. He was a founder and member of the Native American Church of A' Shii-Be-To'. He enjoyed helping people, guiding them through prayer meetings. He loved traveling and listening to Classic Country Music. He had a wonderful, loving sense of humor and always looked for the good in everyone. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Elizabeth Begay, brother Jackie and sisters Clara, Rachel and Margaret. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, January 8, 2015. He rests at Grantsville City Cemetery. The family would like to thank Rocky Mountain Hospice, Matt Nash, RN and Didericksen Memorial for their care and assistance.

Richard Keith Warner

Richard Keith Warner, 68, returned to his Heavenly Father December 24, 2014. He was born September 4, 1946 in Tooele, Utah to Grant and Elaine Bentley Warner. He attended schools in Tooele and graduated from Tooele High in 1964, where he excelled at basketball and football. Dad married his eternal companion, Shauna Gene Castagno April 12, 1968 in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they raised nine children, Toni (Karl) Scott, Jackie (Clint) Remick, Clint (Jessica) Warner, Todd (MariKay) Warner, Paula (Jason) Gillespie, Graig (Jamie) Warner, Blake (Josh) Warner, Amanda (Jason) Jones, and Michael (Ashlee) Warner. They also have 26 grandchildren with another due in February, and two great-grandchildren. Dad is also survived by mother-in-law Betty Castagno, Brother Gene (Sharon) Warner, Sister Linda Warner, brothers-in-law Tom (Jodi) Castagno, Leo (Becky) Castagno, and many extended family members and friends. He joins his Parents, father-in-law Gene Castagno, sister-in-law Kim Castagno, nephew Randy Warner and other loved ones in a joyous reunion in the presence of our Heavenly Father. Dad coached many youth teams where he passed on his love and knowledge of sports. He was actively employed throughout his life at various companies in Tooele County where he made many lifelong friends. Dad always had a passion for his job at Anaconda where he would have stayed had the mine not closed. Dad’s greatest accomplishment will always be his wife and family. He enjoyed every minute he spent at their sporting events, rodeos, recitals, school or church programs. Richard was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where he fulfilled many callings. His favorite callings were serving in the branch presidency at the local jail and more recently as a primary teacher in the Lakeview Ward. A viewing will be held Tuesday, December 30, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Pine Canyon Church as well as 9:30 - 10:30 AM prior to the funeral. Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 11:00 AM. All services will be held at the Pine Canyon Church 2032 Churchwood Drive, under the direction of Didericksen Memorial. We love you and will miss you Dad, but we know that we will see you again.