Traci Kaye Houser, age 51, was born on June 23, 1966 to N.Kay and Lynette Harmer Houser of Payson Utah. She passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on October 29, 2017. She was the oldest of seven children. Traci graduated from Payson High School and studied at USCI. She was a member of the LDS Church, and loved her Home Teachers. Traci was a happy, cheerful, loving person and was a friend to everyone she met. She loved her dogs Trish and Jadee, flowers, crafts, relaxing in the sun, spending time with family and friends, and anything that had to do with softball and the ballpark. Traci is survived by her parents, Kay and Lynette Houser, Siblings, Devin Houser (Bonnie), Natalie Haveron (Jared), Trent Houser, Aaron Houser (April), and Kallie Haveron (Jed) and 15 nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her Grandparents, Ned & Melva Houser, Harold & Venita Harmer and Brother, Brett Houser. A visitation will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 6pm-8pm at the Payson Utah Stake Center, 650 West 800 South, in Payson. A graveside service will be held at the Payson City Cemetery on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 11am. Feel free to bring a lawn chair. To express condolences visit www.LegacyFunerals.com
Scott Robert Conover died in the very early morning on October 22nd, 2017. His death was sudden. He was 46 years old and lived in Salt Lake City, UT. Scott was born on October 29th, 1970 to his loving mother Lory Conover. Scott lived most of his life in Utah County, UT and Salt Lake City, UT. Scott spent his life, professionally and personally, in service to others. His dear ones will always remember him as a healer and a man interested in creating safe harbors for loving and open community. He was a devoted friend. Scott’s interest and energy was in the well-being of others always before himself and he taught empathy by simply being who he was. His light bearing intelligence and his laugh will be missed. He is survived by his 6 children who he fiercely loved. Angel, Jacob, Kylee, Shade, Rayce, and Asher were joys in his life. A vast community of friends and family hold Scott in their loving memory. A celebration of Scott's life will be held on Sunday, October 29th.
Rose Aleen Adams Dastrup, 85, passed away peacefully at her son’s home in Mapleton, Utah on October 21, 2017, surrounded by her loving family after suffering complications from a stroke. Rose was born in Scipio, Utah on June 14, 1932, to Ray Adams and Alverta Bradfield (Adams) Jones. Rose grew up in Manti and attended Manti High School. She married Robert J Dastrup in 1949 and they made their first home in Salina, Utah and finally found their permanent residence in Salinas, California where she resided for over 65 years. She later divorced in 1980. Rose spent most of her early years as a mother and wife. In her later years she was a caretaker to many people. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) and served in many callings. Her favorite calling was being a Primary Teacher where she taught for over 35 years. Rose is survived by her 3 beloved children: Robert John Dastrup of Orem, Utah, Russell (Char) Dastrup of Mapleton, Utah and Robin (Sean) Crawford of Gilbert, Arizona; 8 adored grandchildren and 9 cherished great-grandchildren with 2 on their way. A viewing will be held prior to the funeral at Mapleton 22nd Ward, 1068 S 1600 W Hwy 89, and Mapleton, Utah on Saturday, October 28th from 9:30 am – 10:30 am. Funeral Services will be held following the viewing at 11 am at the same place. Interment will be at the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.
Our beloved husband, father, son, and brother. Christopher Jon Whittaker left his earthly mortal journey unexpectedly, on the morning of October 17, 2017, at the age of 48. He was born in Portland, Oregon on July 23, 1969, to Alan C. and Karron Jackson Whittaker. Chris spent his childhood in the Portland and Parkrose area of Oregon. He was a joy to his family as the youngest of the Whittaker household. He excelled at sports, enjoyed camping, and exploring the beauty of the northwest with family and friends. He later move from Oregon to Utah in his teenage years, and graduated from Spanish Fork High School in 1988. Chris was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served an honorable mission to Cincinnati, Ohio, where lasting friendships were made and cherished throughout his life. His testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ was precious to him. He constantly shared his testimony without hesitation through genuine love and service. In fact, Chris served over 12 years in the scouting program. He settled in the Fairfield area of Ohio after his mission and started his family there as he developed his skills as a machinist. His children; Wesley, Michael, and Jessica were his treasures. From coaching to cuddling, he was their champion confidant and exemplar. Chris and his children moved to Utah in 2005, and there met his best friend and eternal companion, Jennifer Faye Hall, and were married in the Timpanogos Temple on January 27, 2006. They made their home in Spanish Fork, Utah. Chris worked at Klune Industries and developed a home business called Alloy Wheel Specialists. His passion was refinishing and restoring cars with his sons and brother, Kay C. Chris spent many happy times going on family trips, performing temple work, and being with those he loved. Chris is preceded in death by his father Alan C. Whittaker and oldest brother, Michael. He leaves behind his beloved wife Jennifer and children; Wesley (22), Michael (20, currently serving a mission in Gilbert, AZ), and Jessica (15). His family members include parents: Alan and Karron Whittaker, and siblings Gayle Whittaker, Michael (Kim) Whittaker, Cindi (Sterling) Sainsbury, Kay C (Heidi) Whittaker, Wendy (Tom) Harris, and William (Celia) Whittaker. Jennifer Hall family includes her parents: Allen and Faye Hall, and siblings Michael (Carmen) Hall, Shauna (John) Lewis, Christina Hall Stewart, and Michelle (Jesse) Hafen, along with many nieces and nephews who loved Chris dearly. The viewing will be held at the LDS chapel on Sunday, October 22, 2017 between the hours of 6:00 – 8:00pm. The chapel is located at 1661 S. 1400 E. in Spanish Fork, UT. The funeral will be held at the same location on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 11:00am. A viewing will be held from 10:00 – 11:00am prior to the funeral service.
William “Lee” Zion was born May 9, 1922 to Peter Lee Zion and Sophronia Jane Wilkinson Zion in Flagstaff, Arizona. Two things from his childhood that had a profound impact on him were growing up in the Great Depression and being run over by a train when he was almost nine, leading to the loss of his lower leg. Despite Lee's desire to serve his country during WWII, his amputated leg prevented him from being allowed to join the armed forces. He didn’t let it slow him down. He hiked mountain peaks working as a lookout for forest fires and rode a Harley Davidson. Lee found the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a young adult. In 1951, he embarked on a 2 1/2 year mission in the Northern States Mission, serving in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. He loved the Lord and remained fully devoted to the gospel until the end. He worked his own way through college, studying sculpting with Avard Fairbanks at the University of Utah, earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts in August 1961. After a whirlwind romance, Lee was married at the age of 39 to Anna Bennett in the Salt Lake City Temple on December 6, 1961. They were married 55 years. He raised his family in Chloride and then Kingman, Arizona, working as a guard at the Duval copper mine. In his later years in Sunset, Utah, Lee enjoyed singing with the Promise Choir, listening to classical music, watching documentaries and shopping garage sales. Lee passed away peacefully in his sleep October 15, 2017 at the age of 95. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Roy Zion, Grover Zion, Halley Watson, and his sisters Eva Black and Ethel Musick. He is survived by his wife Anna and his children, Peter, Denise, Janet, Levi, Ammon and Jonathan, as well as ten grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Sunset LDS 4th Ward, 220 West 975 North, Sunset, Utah. There will be a viewing from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the Clinton City Cemetery.