Obituaries

Patricia Sheranian
B: 1932-11-29
D: 2017-06-24
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Sheranian, Patricia
Sandra Adams
B: 1948-06-02
D: 2017-06-21
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Adams, Sandra
William Echols
B: 1948-02-06
D: 2017-06-19
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Echols, William
Elba Garrido de Chaparro
B: 1929-10-28
D: 2017-06-17
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Garrido de Chaparro, Elba
Gary Brimley
B: 1940-08-26
D: 2017-06-12
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Brimley, Gary
Lua Nguyen
B: 1944-01-01
D: 2017-06-12
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Nguyen, Lua
C. Garn Schumann
B: 1944-04-10
D: 2017-06-03
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Schumann, C. Garn
Helen Berry
B: 1938-03-28
D: 2017-05-31
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Berry, Helen
David Parker
B: 1947-03-22
D: 2017-05-29
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Parker, David
Frank Turpin
B: 1927-12-09
D: 2017-05-09
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Turpin, Frank
Edmund Merrill Lunnen
B: 1977-06-10
D: 2017-05-08
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Merrill Lunnen, Edmund
Sharon Bodily
B: 1943-01-23
D: 2017-05-02
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Bodily, Sharon
Joyce Lewis
B: 1931-08-26
D: 2017-05-01
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Lewis, Joyce
Taggart Phair
B: 2017-02-14
D: 2017-04-27
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Phair, Taggart
Sherry Cole
B: 1959-06-23
D: 2017-04-19
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Cole, Sherry
William Durrant
D: 2017-04-14
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Durrant, William
Robert Warnick
B: 1928-11-26
D: 2017-04-14
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Warnick, Robert
Betty Christiansen
B: 1932-12-19
D: 2017-03-29
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Christiansen, Betty
Janet Knell
B: 1936-06-15
D: 2017-03-27
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Knell, Janet
Walter Rieske
B: 1926-12-13
D: 2017-03-25
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Rieske, Walter
Kinsey Collier
B: 1988-09-08
D: 2017-03-25
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Collier, Kinsey

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Traditional Funeral Services

The Basics of Traditional Utah Funeral Services

Traditional funeral services include:

  • Funeral Ceremony with Utah Funeral Services provider Nelson Family MortuaryVisitation: This is often called a viewing or a wake. Guests come to pay their respects to the deceased by viewing their casketed body and spending time with the grieving family. A visitation can occur at any time before the funeral service.
  • Funeral Ceremony: This event commonly takes place at the funeral home, a church, or at the graveside. It can include music, the reading of literary or religious passages, a eulogy, prayer, and the singing of hymns.
  • Committal Service: If the family plans to bury the deceased, this stage involves the vehicle procession to the cemetery.
  • Funeral Reception: Many choose to host this post-service gathering (or repast) at a reception hall. This is considered a time to share memories, laughter, and support.

A funeral service, whether traditional or more modern (memorial service or celebration-of-life), has two functions: to acknowledge the death and lifetime achievements of an individual and to bring grieving family members and friends together in support of one another during this difficult time.

If you are interested in making arrangements for Utah funeral services for a loved one, we invite you to call us at (801) 405-7444 to begin.

Online Sources:

Rostad, Curtis, "The Basics of Funeral Service", Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 2014