Dixie Louise Arbon

Dixie Louise Arbon, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother returned home on the morning of February 9, 2016 after a valiant battle with cancer. Dixie was born Sept. 11, 1938 to John Alvin Anderson and Ethel Alberta Kesler in Grantsville, UT. Dixie was married on November 23, 1956 to her sweetheart Marnel Dale Arbon. She was a wonderful mother to her two children Michele Rae Perkins and Robert Marnel Arbon. Dixie was an active member of the LDS church serving many years in primary, sunday school and relief society callings. She particularly loved her calling as a teacher in the Relief Society. Dixie enjoyed gardening and reading. She brought a smile to many as she worked as a cashier and in customer service at the Junior Mart and later at Soelberg’s for many years. Dixie is very thoughtful and often sent letters to her family and friends. Those letters and cards were commonly signed with love and the phrase, “Be Safe, Be Healthy, Be Happy”. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren. She always had love, a smile, and some cookies and milk for them. She was thoughtful of what would bring them joy and was very supportive in attending their activities and serving them. Holidays were always a magical time at her house with Easter egg hunts, Valentine’s treats, and wonderful Christmas parties. She was a grandmother to many, including those who weren’t related. Her loving nature brought joy to many and helped them to feel loved. DIxie will leave a legacy of grace, love, thoughtfulness, determination, and of selfless service. She truly was dedicated to whatever she set her mind to. She spent her life caring for those who were in need. She cared for her mother-in-law Selma Madsen, and her daughter Michele as they both battled their own illnesses. Shortly after the passing of her daughter, Dixie was informed that she had cancer and her next journey began. She battled cancer for many years and fought valiantly to the end. Her nurses commented that she never complained but always expressed gratitude and determination. She was loved by all of her doctors and nurses because of her kind and sweet nature. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and the Rocky Mountain Care Center for their care. Dixie was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Michele. She is survived by her husband, Marnel; Son, Robert (Becky) Arbon; grandchildren, Melissa (Steve) Free; Mandi (Garth) Huffaker; Rhonda (Bill) Miller; Ammie (Mark) Riddle; Jenny (Josh) Morison; Scott (Alyssa) Arbon; Holly (Jared) Brown; Jason, Nick, and Brady Arbon; her 21 great-grandchildren; and her four siblings (Carl, Rex, Jackie, and Hoy). A viewing service will be held on Friday, February 12, from 6-8 p.m. in Grantsville, UT (428 S. Hale St.). Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 13, at 11:00 a.m. at the same location with an additional viewing that morning at 10:00 a.m.
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John J. “Jack” Welsh

John J. “Jack” Welsh, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at the age of 95. He was born April 30, 1920 in Manhattan, New York to Peter and Kathleen “Kate” Welsh. He married Marie R. MacArthur in Vallejo, California, September 10, 1950. Marie preceded him in death, but not before they had 64 wonderful years and three children together. Jack enlisted into the U.S. Army just prior to WWII and served his country for 5 ½ years, in which he obtained the rank of Captain. Afterwards he remained in Vallejo, California, met his loving wife and worked at Benicia Arsenal as a Civil Engineer. He was also very involved in the operation of the Benicia Arsenal Federal Credit Union as Chairman of the Board. When Benicia closed in 1961 Jack was transferred to the Tooele Ordinance Depot as Director of Services. At that time, he and Phil Miller, then credit union president, relocated the Benicia Arsenal Credit Union to the Tooele Ordinance Depot, where he was involved with the credit union for over 50 years. He was inducted into the Credit Union Hall of Fame on March 15, 2003. He retired from the Tooele Ordinance Depot in 1981 and continued as a consultant for various subcontractor s until 1985, at which time he retired for good. Jack served as a Tooele City Councilman, and held a position on the board of directors of both the Tooele Hospital and the Tooele Nursing Home. He held a seat on the Tooele Planning and Zoning Commission. He also was very active in the Catholic Church. He served 20 years alternating as area Chairman or Area Vice Chairman on the State Diocese and Development Drive and one term as the State Chairman. Jack could always be found working as a volunteer at various community events such as the Tooele Arts Festival and St. Marguerites Fall Festival. Jack and Marie loved to spend their summers in Clearlake, California with the kids, grandkids and friends who all visited as often as they could. Boating was a big part of all of our lives. He is survived by three children; Mark Welsh, Suzanne (Tom) Rainwater and Bob (Jackie) Welsh, who all loved him dearly; seven grandchildren - Stephanie Welsh; Tiffany (Jed Matthews) Rainwater, Joe (Lindsey) Rainwater and Jonathan Rainwater; Michael, Alec and Rafe Welsh and four beautiful great grandchildren. A special thank you to Home Instead, Right At Home and Harmony for making it possible for Dad to remain at home as he transitioned into the last stage of his life. A visitation will be held Thursday, February 11th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, February 12th at 11:00 a.m., with visitation from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. All will be held at Saint Marguerite Catholic Church, 15 South 7th Street, Tooele, Utah with Interment at Tooele City Cemetery. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050. Jack led an extraordinary life. He always approached it with joy, humor and optimism. We have so many fond memories, too many to mention, that we’ll hold close to our hearts. He is once again with our Mother and we know both are now watching over us. Know that you will be dearly missed Dad. You and Mom will be forever in our hearts! May Perpetual Light Shine Upon You.
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Camilia Faye (Bolinder) Mead

Passed away suddenly in her home February 3rd, 2016. Cami was born August 30th, 1972 in Tooele UT to Sammy D Bolinder and Vickie Nausley. Cami was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. All who knew her would agree that she was always so willing to give and help others before herself. We have learned that through this tragedy she is still living her dream of helping everyone that she could by being an organ donor. She has already been able to help over 150 people in the first few days with many more to come. She was a large part of the Utah Foster Care Foundation, and always had a very soft spot in her heart for kids, and her four legged fur babies. She and Mike helped to raise over 50+ children being through the foundation or childcare. Cami was also an avid crafter and water skier, she loved being out on the water on papa’s boat and spending time with her family. No words can express how greatly she is loved and how intensely she will be missed by all that knew her. But we are comforted to know that she was welcomed into heaven with open arms by her grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends. Cami is survived by her parents Sam & Vickie Bolinder, brother Stephen (Michael) Bolinder, her loving husband Mike Mead, their five beautiful children Amber (Aaron) Greenup, Gabby, Wyatt, Darla, and Cody. As well as their two grandchildren Aiden and Brinlee (with another grandson on the way). She also leaves behind so many extended family and friends that will miss her deeply. A funeral will be held in her honor on Wednesday February 10th 2016, the Visitation will start at 10 am at the LDS Tooele 17th ward building 132 N 570 E in Tooele UT. With services starting at 11 am, Interment will follow at the Tooele City Cemetery. We ask that all who attend to wear pink in honor of Cami.
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Johnny Bryan Pitt

1951-2016
Returned to his Heavenly Home on January 30th 2016 (from a massive heart attack). He was loved, honored and respected by all those who knew him. The first thing most people were impressed with is what a kind heart he had. He had a wonderful way of loving everyone that he knew. He touched each of our lives with his example of Christ like love, patience, kindness and integrity. He was born (October 12, 1951) and raised in Tooele, Utah. Graduated from Tooele High school, lettering all 4 Years in swimming and went to state. Attended Southern Utah University then served a wonderful mission to the Cook Islands. He gave 8 years of service in the Army National Guard. He loved and played baseball, then coached a first place winning county rec. team. Some of his passions were hunting, hiking, muscle cars, politics and patriotism. But his first love was always his family, and friends, with a special place in his heart for his primary children. No words can express how greatly he is loved and how intensely he will be missed by all those privileged to know him. But we are comforted by the knowledge that there was great joy in Heaven, when he was welcomed home by his father and mother, Donald Bryan Pitt and Ruth Shields Pitt, many Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles who preceded him. Those of us left to carry on until we are able to be with him again, His wife; Mary W Pitt, Children; Bryan Pitt ( Rhonda) Richelle Morrison (Matt) Devan Pitt, Alia Pitt, and Trent Bello. Todd Bello, Trevor Bello and Tim Bello. Siblings; Craig Pitt (Dolene), Alan Pitt, Barry Pitt (Michelle), Peggy Pitt (Larry) and many, many grandchildren, great grand children, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. A viewing will be held Wednesday, February 3rd, at the LDS Overlake 4th Ward building (220 W 2200 N, Tooele) from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Funeral services will be held at the same location on Thursday, February 4th. A viewing will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 am and the funeral will be at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Tooele City Cemetery (361 S 100 E, Tooele). Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.
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