Our mother, wife, and beloved friend Malinda left this life peacefully on July 12, 2018 in Payson Utah, surrounded by family following a valiant battle against a final stroke. Malinda was a strong woman who courageously overcame many health issues that afflicted her throughout her life. Malinda was born on September 3, 1959 in Salem Utah to her wonderful parents, Joyce and Junior Underwood. She has a half brother Eddie (Marie) Underwood and two half sisters Peggy Underwood and Kay Marie Forbes. Malinda was also blessed with 3 protective brothers: Mike (Ruth) Christensen, Steven (Sharon) Christensen, and Randy (Lisa) Christensen. She has Many nieces and nephews who made her her proud and she loved tremendously. Malinda met her sweetheart Mike Wing while attending Spanish Fork High School. Mike and Malinda were fortunate enough to find soul mates and they married on February 22, 1979. She leaves behind her sweetheart, husband, and best friend of more than 39 years. They have been through thick and thin together, showing us all a great example of true love. Malinda worked many jobs in Utah County where she met lifelong friends: Glades, Fritzies, Hickory Kist, Valtech, and Payson Market. Malinda was also a proud co-owner of a tattoo shop where for numerous years she showed a talent that came so naturally to her. She also enjoyed crafting, motorcycle rides with Mike, and making extra special cakes for her grandkids. She loved her puppies Harley and Evo. Malinda was always available to help anyone, shepherding many though hard times. Malinda had an infectious laugh and she always made sure we all knew how much she loved us. It was a joyous reunion for her to be with her mother Joyce, brother Steven, in laws, and countless friends who preceded her in death. She missed them everyday and is now home with those she loves. Her daughters Malissa (Justin) Shaw, and Mandy (Paul) Dayton will make sure everyday her five grandchildren know how much she loves them. We would like to thank her friends and family for being so wonderful to our mom, best friend, and wife. We would also like to thank the staff at the Mountain View Hospital ICU for the love and professionalism shown to our Mother during her last hours on earth. We love you forever and ever, always and always Mom.
Spencer Kimball Gardner, 36, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday July 12, 2018 at his home in Springville, Utah. Spencer was born on February 16, 1982 in Provo, Utah to David and Susan Gardner, and was the youngest of six children. As a young boy Spencer was spoiled rotten, if anyone was going to get away with something that would be Spencer, this included being a little pyromaniac and much more. He was always on the go and never stayed put for very long. To know Spencer was to love Spencer. He will forever be known as a great Son, Brother, Uncle, Husband, Father and friend. He was a pillar in his family, and each and every person at one time or another turned to Spence for his love, his encouragement, his guidance and his support. He was known for his ability to make everyone feel safe and at ease just by being in his presence. Spencer was a lot of things, and he was something different to each and every one of us. To his parents he was their baby boy, their pride and joy, and a source of strength amongst his siblings. To his sisters he was the little brother they all looked up to, to his brother he was an example and a great friend. He was a hero to his siblings and he was their everything. To his nieces and nephews he was an example of safety and strength. To Bridey and his boys he was their world. Korbin and Karson were his pride and joy and they loved every minute spent with their dad. Spencer had a special love for music, and taught himself to play the guitar at the young age of 14. As he got a little older he learned to golf and it became a passion of his, most of his Sundays were spent golfing with his nephews and close friends. Spencer had a love for all outdoor activities- camping, snowboarding, wakeboarding and rollerblading. Spence could do it all and he did it well. On January 4, 2003 he married the love of his life, Bridey Lynn Brock and together they had two sons, Spencer Korbin and Karson Brock. Spencer loved those two little boys with all he had, and enjoyed spending time with them doing the things they all loved. Spencer was employed by Flowserve for over 15 years, and was known for being a caring, respectful, and loving supervisor to his employees. He enjoyed working with the people there and often said that they were like a second family to him. Spencer will be missed more than we can adequately express. The Gardner family would like to thank each and every one of you for your love and support. To Spencer’s friends- thank you for always being there for him, you were such an important part of who Spencer was. To Korbin and Karson, know your dad loved you and that he will be watching over you. Spencer is survived by his parents; David and Susan Gardner, his wife Bridey, his children Korbin and Karson, sister Jenny (Bree), sister Cally (Dustin), brother Brandon, and sister Aubrey (Mike), 11 nieces and nephews, and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his Grandparents, Armand and Mildred Gardner, Dean and Julia Maxcine Powell Thompson, Uncle Lynn Thompson, and his sister Marjon Rene. As Spencer would always say... "I'm glad you got to see me!" Funeral services will be held Friday, July 20th, 2018 @ 11:00am, in the LDS Church located at 1627 Cadbury Lane, Springville UT. 84663. Visitation for friends and family will occur from 9:00-10:45am prior to the funeral services. Interment will immediately follow at the Salem City Cemetery, located at 130 East 965 South, Salem, Ut.
Cathy Lynn Johnson, 63, formerly of Moab, Utah, and more recently, Spanish Fork, Utah, passed away peacefully at her home in Spanish Fork on July 5th, 2018 after an 8-year long and ardent battle with metastatic colon cancer. Cathy was born January 25, 1955 in Moab, Utah to Jack Smith and Carma Lovell Oneil (Lemon) and attended grade school, middle school, and high school in Moab. Cathy married Robert Charles Johnson in 1971 in Moab, Utah and lived briefly in Arizona before moving back to Moab. Together, Robert and Cathy had two daughters, Robin Lenea and Veronica Lynn Johnson. After Robert passed away in 1976, she had three more children: Larry Cameron Sparks, Jeremy Tommy White and Crystal Dawn Johnson. Cathy was well known in the community as the manager of Moab Pizza Hut for 35 years. She had a soft spot in her heart for the homeless, often hiring them to clean the parking lot and providing them with warm meals. She was a very dedicated employee and developed many treasured friendships over the years she spent at Pizza Hut. After being diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in September of 2010, Cathy and her family moved to Spanish Fork to be closer to more family and to the Huntsman Cancer Center, where she would receive treatment for her cancer. Many at the cancer center called Cathy a miracle that she could battle her cancer for 8 long years, but those close to her know that she wouldn’t give up easily. She was a true fighter to the very end, aided by the care of her children and grandchildren. The love for her family truly helped her to fight for as long as she did. Cathy is preceded in death by her father (Jack) and mother (Carma); husband, Robert Charles Johnson; brothers David LeRoy Lemon and Terry Leon Lemon, and her sisters Luauna Lu Lemon and Lana Lee Lemon. She is survived by her sister Jamie (Willis) Olson of Cedaredge, Colorado and her children Robin (Kyle) Maxfield, Veronica Johnson, Larry Sparks, Jeremy White, and Crystal Johnson, all of Spanish Fork, Utah and six grandchildren, Dylan Maxfield, Kaitlin Maxfield, Jordan Maxfield, Stockton Maxfield, Makenzee Sparks and Cameron Sparks, all of Spanish Fork, Utah Funeral services will be held on July 11th, 2018 at 12:00 noon at the LDS Stake Center, 701 Locust Lane, Moab, Utah. Visitation for friends and family will occur from 10:00-11:45 am prior to the funeral services. Burial will be at the Grand County Cemetery in Moab. Cathy’s family would like to thank Dr. Weis, PA Nicole Orgain and the infusion nurses, along with all the other staff at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City for their care for mom over the last 8 years. Cathy’s sense of humor and the staff’s kindness and patience throughout the years made her treatments more bearable for her and prolonged her life so that we, her family, could enjoy more time with her. We encourage family and friends to help fight cancer by donating to the Huntsman Cancer institute. Visit give.huntsmancancer.org to donate today.