Frank (Grandpa) Turpin finally got his wish. For many months, he wished that Jesus needed a fishing partner. His wish has finally come true. Frank was a Navy Seaman's apprentice during WWII. He served on numerous warships during the heat of battle. He worked as an iron worker for many years. Frank was also the founder of Turpin Speedway located in Springville, Utah. Frank was an artist whose work could be found anywhere between local museums to the white house. He was a man of many talents, many of which were passed on to his grandchildren. They will always be grateful. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 15 at 3:00 pm at Nelson Family Mortuary, located at 4780 N University Ave, Provo.
Edmund Ryan Merrill Lunnen was born June 10, 1977 to Melodie Merrill and Robert M. Lunnen. Ed grew up in Sandy, Utah and graduated from Skyline H.S. He passed away on May 8, 2017 after a courageous battle with colon cancer. Ed fulfilled his dream of playing pro beach volleyball for the AVP. He was one of the top beach volleyball players in the nation, and a beloved AVP member. As stated by his friend, Jake Gibb, “Ed was a man of integrity and changed every life he touched for the better.” He was preceded in death by his dad, Bob Lunnen and sisters Lisa Apgood and Doree Lunnen. He is survived by his mother, Melodie Tahbo, siblings; Angie (Daniel) Montgomery, Steven (Yvonne) Feld, Georgia (Boyd) Perry, Donna (Craig) Coulson, Lindy (Bruce) Brown, Robert (Valerie) Lunnen, Teresa (John) Stokes and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 N. University Avenue, Provo. There will be a visitation on Friday, May 12th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the mortuary and on Saturday from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. prior to services. Interment will be at Larkin Sunset Gardens, Sandy, UT.
Sharon Ann Bodily, of Provo, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the age of 74. She was surrounded by immediate family members, close friends and loving caregivers. Sharon’s passing was intimate and peaceful. Born January 23, 1943 in Los Angeles, CA, she is the eldest child of David Cook Bodily and Lorna Anna Poulson Bodily of Arcadia, CA. Sharon graduated from Arcadia High School and Brigham Young University with a dual major of Chemistry and Home economics and a minor in English Education. She is survived by her sister Carolyn (Craig) Raymond of Provo, and her brother William David (Janet Harper) Bodily of Provo. Sharon made her family her highest priority. In addition, she had many nieces and nephews and their families that she adored. With her love of literature, she taught AP English for over 30 years and was well loved by her students and respected by her colleagues. She enjoyed gardening, and flowers, loved to read and travel and enjoyed being with friends and family. She loved holidays, birthdays and special occasions and could be counted on to give beautifully wrapped packages with exquisite ribbons and bows. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, a niece Tarah Marie Raymond and many family pets. She had a great personality, a terrific sense of humor and a tender compassionate heart. She truly loved her fur babies - the most recent Gracie and Beau who often became the subject of her lesson plans - An active member of the LDS Church, where she served in numerous capacities in all the organizations. Funeral services will be held, Monday 8, 2017 at 11:00 am at Nelson Family Mortuary in Provo, 4780 N. University Ave., Interment will take place immediately after services at East Lawn Memorial Hills, 4800 N. 650 E., Provo. To send condolences to the family visit www.NelsonMortuary.com
Joyce Clayson Lewis 1931 - 2017 Joyce Clayson Lewis, age 85, passed away on May 1, 2017 at her daughter’s home in Springville, after a courageous battle with cancer. Joyce was born on August 26, 1931 in Lake Shore, UT to Hattie Marie Clark and Heber William Clayson. She married Mark Thomas Lewis on November 29, 1948. Their marriage was later sealed in the Manti LDS Temple on February 6, 1968. She is the mother of six; Connie Rand, Gaylene Davis, Cindy Casperson, Jolyne Beagley, Mark W. Lewis and Robert J. Lewis; grandmother of 31 grandchildren, 77 great grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren. Joyce and Mark touched many lives with their generosity and passion for life, traveling and giving service to others. No one left her home hungry. She was preceded in death by her husband Mark Thomas Lewis, 10 brothers, 3 sisters, grandchildren Ryan Johnston, Jason Johnston, Kristy Swiderski and great grandson Colton Johnston. The family would like to thank I-Care Hospice and their nursing staff for their thoughtful service and tender care. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 8, 2017 at the Kolob LDS 4th Ward, 2557 Dalton Drive, Springville, UT. There will be a viewing from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services at the church. Interment will be at the Spanish Fork Cemetery. To express condolences visit www.NelsonMortuary.com
Taggart Max Phair, Born in Porter, Indiana Taggart Max Phair has returned to our Heavenly Home on April 27, 2017. He was so full of love that he came three weeks early on February 14, 2017. He is the son of Matthew and Shannon Phair and brother of Ella, Aynslea, Thatcher, Adelaide and Celise. He is survived by his parents, siblings, grandparents, uncles, aunties, cousins and many friends. It is hard to imagine how someone so small could impact so many people. He fought for 72 days and gave us a lifetime of love during his short time on earth. Taggart helped us remember what is really important. He is dearly loved and will be greatly missed. We would like to thank so many, especially the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital for the love, compassion and support during this very difficult time. The funeral services will take place at, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 503 Burlington Beach Rd. Valparaiso, Indiana on Tuesday May 2, 2017. Viewing at 5:00 PM, Service at 6:00 PM, with dinner following. He will have a second funeral on May 6, 2017, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1122 Grand Avenue, Provo, Utah. Funeral at 10:30 AM, graveside dedication and luncheon following. Memorial Contributions may be made, In lieu of flowers we have set up a, Go Fund me account Gofundme.com/taggartphair to assist with Taggart’s funeral arrangements. Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, (Roy McNeal, Funeral Director),1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana has been entrusted with Taggart’s Arrangements.