Patricia Sheranian Faye Patricia Hucks Vorkink Sheranian was born November 29, 1932 to Howard Haskell Hucks and Mary Lucile Bethune in her grandparents' home at Thomas Crossroads, Hartsville, South Carolina. She spent her early years in the Carolinas before moving to Salt Lake City where she graduated from East High School. Patricia moved to Southern California where she became a top fashion model, working on the East and West Coasts, marrying twice and having 5 children. She was a lifetime member of Screen Actors Guild. Patricia was the first woman elected to the Board of Directors of the LDS Business and Professional Association of Orange County. She was the Production Coordinator for the 1980 LDS Sesquicentenial Dance Festival held in the Rose Bowl. Sister Sheranian served in 1989-1990 as a Public Affairs / Public Communications Missionary for the LDS Church in the Washington DC South Mission. Patricia held many upper management positions in the corporate world, ran her own modeling school and fitness center, was a long-time radio talk show host, and represented the Provo-Orem Chamber of Commerce as Membership Director for many years. Predeceased by her parents, brother Howard Hucks, Jr., and daughter Elisabeth. Patricia is survived by brother Daniel B. Hucks, sisters Hannah Lewis Summers and Martha Hucks Terry (Gordon), sons Mark (Joanne) Vorkink, Kent (GeriLynn) Vorkink, Tim Vorkink, and Lincoln Sheranian (Jason McEllrath), 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Patricia passed from this life on June 24, 2017. Always one to bring the party with her, she didn't want any tears at this time, just fond remembrances. A lifelong member of the LDS Church, Patricia's unshakable testimony of and faith in Jesus Christ guided her life. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday July 3, 2017 at the Pleasant View 1st Ward, 650 E. Stadium Avenue, Provo. (Due to road construction, enter from 9th East.) A viewing will be held from 9 to 10:40 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Burial in the Wasatch Lawn Cemetery. Special thanks to the Yvonne Perry family.
Sandra Kaye (Flemings) Adams On the morning of June 21, 2017, Sandra Kaye (Flemings) Adams passed away at home after a valiant battle with Leukemia. Sandra was born on June 2, 1948, in Salt Lake City, Utah and is the daughter of Lillie (Flemings) and Walter Lewis. Military family life took Sandra to Germany during her grade school years. After returning, she attended Douglass High School in Lawton, Oklahoma, and became a proud Douglass Lion. This is where she formed her love and pride in herself and for her community. She eventually graduated from South High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, and attended the University of Utah. She married Otis L. Adams on June 22, 1970. Sandra’s professional career started at Mountain Bell and Mountain Fuel. The love of music in the Adams household, guided Sandra and Otis to open their own record store and night club. Because of Sandra’s care, concern and love of her community and family, she was always looking for ways to improve other people’s lives. Sandra’s passion for service continued to grow and led her to become an advocate for people in need. Sandra was involved in many organizations, beginning with Utah Issues. Being an advocate at Utah Issues provided Sandra access to many other organizations. She eventually became the Director of the Martin Luther King Commission, she served on the board of the Governor’s Black Advisory Council, and she was the Director of the New Hope Multicultural Center; just to name a few. She worked tirelessly as a liaison between community and government, bridging gaps and lobbying for positive and effective policy. Due to her unselfish service from the heart, she was blessed with many outstanding leadership and service awards and letters of appreciation. Sandra’s two sons, Michael and Christopher, and her grandkids were the joy of her life. Sandra had more than enough love in her heart to be a Mother and Grandma to many more and was always willing to provide words of wisdom and advice. There were many occasions where she opened her home to the children of her heart or anyone else in need. She worked hard to create a lovely, welcoming home for her family and filled it with beautiful pieces of art, representing love, beauty and cultural pride. Sandra always made the holidays a huge event with decorations and family gatherings. She was an excellent cook and on special occasions would bring out her fine china and silverware and create a beautiful table to gather around. Sandra loved creating loving memories of laughter, sharing life stories, and providing a place for many friends and family to feel welcome on the holidays. She just wanted everyone to have a good time! When she retired and up to her diagnosis, she was working part time at Kohl’s department store which allowed for the two most important things in her life: her family and shopping! Sandra loved to shop and would be tickled pink when she found an excellent deal or what she considered the perfect, personal gift. She would shop for her kids and grandkids all year long. Even though she had been hospitalized since November, she still had Christmas, birthday, and Father’s Day presents already purchased for her loved ones. She was a hands-on Grandmother, attending games, recitals and plays and assisting daily with her grandkids’ needs. She always wanted her grandkids to enjoy life and encouraged them to be the best they could be. She was a very proud Grandma and never missed an opportunity to share that with others. Sandra is survived by her husband, Otis; her two sons, Michael and Christopher; her grandchildren, Jordan (Monique), Malik, Isaiah, Taviian, and Trejinn; her brothers, Walter Lewis, Jr., Glen Lewis, Ricky Lewis, and John L. Lewis; and her sisters, Norma Jean Parr, Charlotte Celistine, Pam Velasquez and Gigi Gonzalez. She is preceded in death by her mother, Lillie Flemings; her father, Walter Lewis; her step-father, Randy Flemings; her sisters, Agnes Moore, Mary Brown and Shirley Lewis; and her brothers, Robert Flemings, Dale Lewis and Jerry Lewis. The viewing and funeral services will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, 1090 S. State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, July 1, 2017. The viewing will be at 11:00am and service will begin at 12:00pm, followed by a graveside procession to Mt. Olivet Cemetery located at 1342 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, Utah.
William L. Echols, 69, unexpectedly passed away on June 19, 2017. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 24, 2017, starting at 11:00 am, with the viewing at 9:30 am at Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 N University Ave, Provo, UT.
Elba Garrido de Chaparro, madre y abuelita amada pasó el velo de esta vida en un hermoso día de primavera rodeada de sus hijos. Ita, como le decía su esposo nació el 28 de octubre de 1929 en Pumanque, Chile. Era la cuarta hija de Efrain Garrido y Virginia Gonzalez, padres amorosos de nueve hijos. Ita, amaba ayudar a su papá en las tareas del campo, andar a caballo y subirse a los árboles. Era una niña suspicaz y traviesa que tuvo una infancia feliz. A los 17 años se mudó a Santiago, Chile. Años más tarde allí conocería al amor de su vida, Elizardo Chaparro Lobos, con quien formaría un hogar centrado en principios de honestidad, fe y amor. Tuvieron ocho hijos de los cuales dos murieron en la infancia. En los años setenta emigraron a Argentina, donde vivieron en Buenos Aires, Santiago del Estero y Córdoba. En 12 de Noviembre de 1988 se sella por tiempo y eternidad a Elizardo en el Templo de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Unión que hace posible que las familia sean Eternas. Al morir Elizardo en el año 1996, Elba emigra a Utah, EEUU donde continúa cuidando y amando a su familia y tocando la vida de muchas personas a través de su ejemplo de fe y su testimonio de Cristo. Elba, era una fiel miembro de La Iglesia de Jesucristo De los Santos de los Últimos Dias, donde sirvió por muchos años en diferentes capacidades. Era una ávida lectora de las escrituras las cuáles estudió hasta que el Alzheimer's ofuscó su mente. Amaba asistir al Templo y a las actividades de la Iglesia. Fue amada y admirada por muchas personas a través de su vida por su humildad y el amor que destilaba a su paso. Amaba las flores y se podía pasar horas en el jardín y la huerta. Era una excelente modista y costurera, cocinaba delicias y le encantaba tejer lo que hizo hasta dos meses antes de su partida. Era muy coqueta y divertida. Su color favorito el "El BLANCO", le encantaba la música, bailar con sus hijos y nietos y disfrutar de las vacaciones en familia. El Santo Templo, El mar de Oregon, Viña Del Mar, las montañas de Utah y Chile, Peralillo, su pueblo natal, Bear Lake en Utah, Carlos Paz en Argentina y Disneyland eran algunos de sus lugares favoritos. Fue no sólo una madre excepcional sino una abuelita maravillosa. Junto a Elizardo criaron a casi todos sus nietos, a quienes mimaron y amaron con todo su corazón. Su tesoro y bendición más preciada era su familia a quién amó y cuidó con mucho cariño. Madre amada y abuelita sin igual, deja un legado de seis hijos. Virginia (César) Beatriz (Bernardo) María Eugenia (Gustavo) Mauricio (Estela) Sandra (Clint) Marcelo (Vilma), 17 nietos y 14 bisnietos en tres continentes. El cuidado y amor de sus hijos y nietos la llenó de alegría y el cariño de amigos, enfermeras, líderes eclesiásticos y doctores a través de los años la hicieron sentir agradecida por sus muchas bendiciones. Ahora, nuevamente reunida con su Pepe como le decía a Elizardo y graduados con honores de esta vida, disfrutarán de una eternidad de bendiciones y galardones por una tarea bien cumplida. Madre amada, lindisimo sueño, vuela con ángeles! El cielo está de fiesta! Hasta vernos con Jesucristo, el Rey de reyes.
Gary Burdette Brimley, 76, passed away on Monday, June 12 in a room filled with his children and grandchildren. Hearts were saddened in having to say goodbye, but joyful in the gratitude of having been a part of a great man’s life. Gary was born on August 26, 1940, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Burdette Louis and Winifred Elizabeth Thomas Brimley. With four older siblings, he moved to Provo, Utah for a short period of time. They then moved on to Torrance, California where his father was able to find work during WWII. Loving the California life, he became involved in many sports including pitching many no-hitter baseball games, setting records in track and enjoying the ocean through scuba diving and surfing. He enjoyed driving along the Pacific Coast Highway in either his white Porsche or riding his Triumph motorcycle. Gary graduated from Torrance High School in 1958. Chronic illness began early in Gary’s adult life, despite this he went on to accomplish many great things. He served the Lord faithfully by fulfilling a fulltime mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the New England Mission from 1960-1962. He worked hard and became the Assistant to the President under Presidents John E. Carr and Truman G. Madsen. He also served as a bishop of a BYU married ward and a BYU YSA ward, a high councilor three times, several times as an elder’s quorum president and high priest group leader. Perhaps his most fulfilling calling was that of a Boy Scout leader who took a group of young men who thought scouting consisted of playing basketball every Wednesday evening to a troop who loved scouting and took top honors at a scout camp. After serving his mission, he gave up the California life and came to Brigham Young University. He graduated from BYU in 1971 with a degree in accounting. While attending BYU, some of his friends coaxed Gary to come and meet a cute girl who worked at the Information Desk in the Wilkinson Center -- Gary knew at first sight that this was the girl who he wanted to marry. After many failed attempts to take her out, Gary finally got his first date with her by picking her up from work and getting a drink at the Dairy Queen. He went on to marry LeAnn Christensen on May 5, 1967 in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. LeAnn is the daughter of the late Vernon and Winona Christensen of Provo, Utah. Gary was always quick to tell his children how much he loved LeAnn and was grateful he finally convinced her to go out on that first date. Having fallen in love with Utah, the mountains, and fishing, Gary decided to make Utah his and his family’s home. Gary not only furthered his professional experience in accounting, he also had the opportunity to be a part of the new technology of computers. Through these opportunities, Gary went on to work for Brigham Young University as the Financial Director at the BYU Student Health Center. Gary loved his 23 years working at the health center at BYU and the Missionary Training Center. He met, worked with, grew to love and respect many associates in the different departments at BYU and the MTC. Gary’s blood ran blue to the very end. He and LeAnn were blessed with a wonderful family of 4 sons and 2 daughters. This family grew to include 19 energetic and amazing grandchildren. Up to the day Gary passed on from this life, Gary felt that his greatest joy was his family. Between hospital visits, 13 life threatening episodes, recovery, and countless doctor visits, Gary took the time to share stories with his children, counsel his children in the gospel and the ways of life, listen to his children as they learned and grew, and, above all, loved his children dearly. Gary welcomed lovingly each of his 19 grandchildren into his life and hoped that the future would be as joyful and fulfilling for each one of them as it was for him, but hopefully minus the pain and illness he experienced. Gary is survived by his wife, LeAnn; one month earlier they had just celebrated the 50th wedding anniversary; by his children; Gregory Burdette Brimley (Katie), Jeffrey Vernon Brimley (Liz), Chad Duane Brimley (Laura), Mindy Sue Butler (Andrew), Christopher Thomas Brimley (Cassie), and Lacey Ann Hamblin (Todd) and 19 grandchildren. He is also survived by twin sisters; Jean Brimley Mullin (Michael) and Janice Brimley Maashoff both of California, and many nieces and nephews. Gary was preceded in death by his mother and father, Duane David Brimley (brother) and Beverley Ann Brimley (sister). We would like to thank Dr. Thomas Dickinson who lovingly cared for Gary for over 30 years. We would also like to thank the doctors, nurses, aids, and staff at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center and Utah Valley Specialty Hospital who tenderly and patiently cared for Gary through the last 3 weeks. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 19th. There will be a viewing prior to starting at 9:00 a.m. with the funeral starting at 11:00 a.m. in the LDS chapel located on 3050 Mojave Lane, Provo, UT 84604.