Donna Dean Walker 1931-2017 Donna Dean was born February 22, 1931 in American Falls, Idaho to Arthur James Southwell and Melna Lavon Hess. She enjoyed a happy childhood growing up in Rockland, Idaho where she spent most of her life. Donna Dean married Merrill Eugene Walker on January 16, 1953 in the Idaho Falls Temple. They have six children: Sanya (Jerry) Payne, Kent (Kim), Brent (Kathy), Rodney (Kathy), Merilee (Roger) Sant and Blair (Rhonda). They also have 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Her family was the love of her life and she loved spending lots of time with them. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in many capacities including a temple worker in both the Idaho Falls and Jordan River temples. Donna Dean graduated from college with a degree in Elementary Education and spent many years teaching school in Rockland. She loved every student and enjoyed her teaching career. She also enjoyed her life on the family farm and her retirement in Riverton, Utah. She was a faithful daughter of God, a wonderful wife and mother and the best grandma ever. We will miss her happy and uncomplaining spirit. She was an excellent example and she taught us well. We will miss her, but she has touched our lives forever and we are better for it. We are happy she has been reunited with her sweetheart Merrill. A visitation will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Rockland LDS Church, 405 E. Shoshone, Rockland, ID. Graveside services will follow at 12:15 p.m. at the Valley View Cemetery, 1000 E. Shoshone, Rockland, ID. To express condolences visit www.NelsonMortuary.com
Clayton S. Huber 1938 – 2017 Clayton S. Huber concluded his remarkable life on earth on 09/05/2017 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. The family expresses appreciation to the medical professionals, friends, and neighbors who provided support and kindness towards the end of his life. Clayton was born on February 28, 1938 to LeRoy and Vera Huber in Lapoint, Utah, where he learned the value of hard work and gained a lifelong love of gardening. His father taught him to look after the lonely and those in need, particularly widows, something that he continued to do throughout his life. He graduated from Union HS, where he participated in football, basketball and track. After graduation, he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Western Central States. He obtained BS and MS degrees in Dairy Science from Utah State University, where he was valedictorian of his college and participated in US Army ROTC. He married Beth Briggs in the Salt Lake Temple on July 25, 1963. The happy couple went to Ft. Lee, Virginia where he was commissioned as a First Lieutenant in the Army. Next, he served as a Research and Development Coordinator at the United States Army Natick Laboratories in Natick, MA, receiving the Army Commendation Medal for exceptionally meritorious conduct. He developed many new food technologies and products that were used in field rations and space flight. He received a NDEA Fellowship, obtaining a Ph.D. in Food Science and Nutrition from Purdue University. He worked for Kraft Foods in Chicago, IL for a short time before relocating to Houston, Texas, where he was employed by Technology, Inc. as Director of Food Research for NASA manned space flights. He and his staff designed and tested food for the Lunar landing, Apollo-Soyuz, Apollo, Gemini and Skylab missions, dramatically improving the quality and offerings for the Astronauts. He was on the aircraft carrier when Apollo 16 splashed down and was part of the Skylab medical team, consulting directly with the Astronauts. He continued to consult with NASA for many years. He worked for Basic American Foods in Blackfoot, ID for one year before leaving for the world of Academia at Brigham Young University until his retirement in 2005. While at BYU, he served as Department Chair for Food Science and Nutrition, Benson Institute Nutrition Board Chair, and Dean of the College of Biology and Agriculture. He received many honors and awards, including Abraham O. Smoot Award, Virginia F Cutler Lecturer, Farm Bureau Special Service award, and was named an IFT Fellow. He made positive contributions around the world as an expert consultant in his field, traveling to England, the Soviet Union, Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, Samoa, China, Nigeria and Kuwait. More important than his many professional accomplishments was his love and dedication to his family. He and Beth instilled values of hard work, education and kindness in their children. He consistently wrote in his journal, which reflects the time and effort spent with his family. It was common for him to take a child or two with him when he traveled professionally or on church assignment. The family motorhome trips were legendary. Countless friends and relatives have lived and been loved for a time in their home. Clayton loved his Savior, Jesus Christ and made the gospel the very center of his life. He spent his life in the service of others. He served in many church capacities, working with the young men and scouts, serving as a Bishop, Stake President, Mission President (CT Hartford 2002-2005), Area Seventy, and Temple Sealer. He was a valiant home teacher, even after his declining health made it difficult. He had piercing blue eyes that seemed to see to the very heart of a person, and was known for his wink and wise counsel. He was an uncommonly spiritual man, one of honor, integrity and faith. He was preceded in death by his parents LeRoy and Vera, siblings Dale, Larry, Dean, June and Rhea. He is survived by his siblings Martin Huber, Doris Sessions, and JoAnn Nelson, his devoted wife, Beth, and their children: Kerry (Lori), Philip (Alice), LaNae (Jeff) Murray, Douglas (Summer), LeAnn (Martin) Smith, Brad (Cortney), Kevin (Marcie), and foster son Patrick Byjoe (Mona) along with 28 grandchildren with one on the way. We will miss him in this life, but look forward to when we meet again. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to LDS Humanitarian Services or the Muhammad Ali Center for Parkinson’s Disease. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Edgemont 9th Ward, 4300 N. Canyon Road, Provo, UT. There will be a viewing on Friday, September 8th from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 N. University Avenue, Provo and on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services at the church. Interment will be in Eastlawn Memorial Hills, Provo.
Karien Maria Schumann passed away unexpectedly on September 5, 2017 in Provo, Utah at the age of 50. Kari is survived by her mother, Elaine Schumann, and her six siblings: Larisa Schumann, Erik Schumann (Krista), Kirsten Schumann Hinton (Rob), Rachel Schumann Montalvo (Angel), Jacob Schumann, and Elisa Schumann Hamblin (Jeremy). She was a devoted aunt to her seven nieces and five nephews. She is preceded in death by her father C. Garn Schumann, her grandparents Clarence E. Schumann and Olea Pulsipher Schumann, and Louis G. Christensen and Wilma Ruth Peery Christensen. Kari was born on August 18, 1967 in Provo, Utah to C. Garn Schumann and Ruth Elaine Christensen Schumann. The family relocated to California for Garn’s employment when Kari was a toddler. Kari attended Pleasant Hill Elementary, Sequoia Middle School, and graduated from Ygnacio Valley High School in 1986. She later attended Diablo Valley College in Concord, California where she studied Early Childhood Education. She worked many years as a preschool teacher in California and as a nanny after relocating to Provo. Kari had a warm and tender heart, though she sometimes struggled to show her feelings. She loved puzzles, especially crosswords, and especially loved doing family history research. Her siblings remember her small, thoughtful gifts and her wacky sense of humor. A funeral is scheduled for Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 11 AM at the Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 North University Avenue, Provo 84604. Friends and loved ones are invited to visit with the family one hour prior to the funeral. Family and close friends are invited to the graveside service after the funeral at East Lawn Memorial Hills, 4800 East Lawn Drive, Provo, Utah.
Riley Bryan Lloyd passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 5th, 2017 in St George, UT. He was born in Salt Lake City, UT, September 17, 1996. He is survived by his parents, Bryan Joseph Lloyd and Chantel Jessee, and his siblings Kalli Love and Caden Lloyd. Riley was a FIGHTER! Born with Cerebral Palsy, he defied the odds every day of his life. While he was limited physically, he was abundant in his love for family, friends and many medical professionals. Whatever Riley did, he did it with passion. He was quick to laugh and blessed everyone with his big, contagious smile! Riley graduated from Dixie High School, he conquered thousands of hours in physical therapy, and set the bar for being present and enjoying things he was passionate about. Riley loved NASCAR -Tony Stewart was his favorite, and even when Tony retired, Riley continued to cheer for #14 -and anything to do with motorsports, construction equipment, or trains. Riley was a dear, loving brother to his two siblings, Kalli and Caden. From putting on plays together to being towed behind Riley’s wheelchair, the three of them were inseparable. Riley was an angel and teacher to all of his parents, bringing lessons of acceptance, unconditional love, joy and humor during some very difficult times. Thank you, Riley, for showing us how to appreciate and love our lives, despite our most difficult challenges. You are a true angel to us all! We are going to miss you immensely! Just as you stated through tears after a difficult surgery, “I know you will always be my side!!” Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Nelson Family Mortuary located at 4780 N University Ave in Provo, Utah. A viewing will be held beginning at 11:30 prior to the funeral service. Interment will take place in the Lehi City Cemetery immediately following the memorial service. Arrangements are made under the direction of Hughes Mortuary, 1037 E 700 S, St George, Utah, (435) 674-5000, Visit www.Hughesmortuary.com to leave condolences. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bryan Lloyd, 359 River View Cir, Lehi, UT 84043 to assist with funeral expenses.