M. Dean Worthington
Murren Dean Worhington, age 88, peacefully returned to the arms of his Heavenly Father on Saturday, March 26, 2011. Dean was born June 23, 1922 in Nephi, Utah, to Murren Henry and Geneva Rees Worthington.
He was a life-long resident of Nephi until his last failing years when he resided at the Beehive Home in American Fork, Utah. He was educated in the Nephi schools where he loved and actively participated in sports.
On December 4, 1942 he was called to fight in World War II. He served over 3 years in the 84th Railsplitter Division of the armed forces stationed in England, France, and finally Germany fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. Dean was still in the service, and home on leave, when he married his high school sweetheart Helen Karren Winter June 1, 1945 in the Manti Temple.
Dean's love and ability in sports drove him to play on the Nephi team of the Central Utah Baseball League. His team won the 1948 Central Utah Championship. He was a member of a bowling league, loved hunting and fishing and in his later years enjoyed watching sports on TV, rarely missing a Jazz game. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed kidding and teasing those who cared for him.
Dean worked all his life as an agent for trucking companies stationed in Nephi; Rio Grand Motor Ways, Salt Lake Kanab and Palmer Brothers. His employment span for 43 years till he retired in 1989. He served faithfully for 38 years on the Nephi City Volunteer Fire Department.
Dean's greatest love was his wife children and grandchildren. He was a kind and loving husband and caring father. He was proud of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was also proud of their accomplishments. He will be greatly missed, but we are comforted in knowing that he is with his eternal companion and family again.
Dean is preceded in death by his parents and 3 sisters. He is survived by his children, Kathryn Legare of Reno, NV, Bryce Worthington of SLC, UT, Scott (DeEtte) Worthington of Nephi, UT, and Suzie (Scott) Makin of American Fork, UT; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren with 2 more on the way; and a brother Gordon N. Worthington, who lives in Washington City, UT.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2011, in the Nephi Stake Center, 351 North 100 West. Family and friends may call at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in Vine Bluff Cemetery, Nephi, Utah.
Brenda Mills of Mona, Utah, passed away peacefully with her family at her side in Riverside, CA. on March 3, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.
Brenda was born March 20, 1940 to Ione and Alfred O'Brien in Greeley, Colorado. Brenda grew up in Grand Junction, Colorado, where she graduated from Grand Junction High School.
Brenda loved the country and watching horses run. She loved living in Mona.
She is survived by her daughter, Denyse Larsen of Mona, UT; son, Bill Mills of Riverside, CA; and 4 beautiful grandchildren, Amanda Mills, Ashley Helms, Lauren Mills and Jessica Mills.
Brenda will be missed greatly by all that knew her.
Steven Mark Beardall
Steven Mark Beardall, age 29, passed away March 26, 2011 in Mona, Utah.
He was born April 11, 1981 in Provo, Utah, to Kenneth Darwin and Barbara Ann Newton Beardall. He married Sarah Stewart July 10, 2004 in Ely, Nevada. They were later divorced.
Steven attended elementary school in Mona and graduated from Juab High School in 1999. He played football, loved to camp, ride four wheelers, watch pro-wrestling, and play the Wii. Most of all he loved being with his little girl. Steven worked at NRP, Longview Fibre, and the Nevada State Prison in Ely. At the time of his death he was employed at Walmart in Payson.
He is survived by his daughter, Alysia Paige Beardall; his parents; brothers and sisters, Debbie (Brad) Sutherland, and D'Ann (Jim) Sutherland, all of Mona, Jill Worwood of Nephi, Michael Beardall of Yulee, Florida, Jo Ellen (Darin) Peterson of Mona, Brett Beardall of Nephi, and Stefanie Beardall of Mona; 22 nieces and nephews and 12 great-nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by a baby sister; grandparents, Willis Kenneth and Edith Beardall, and Gerald and Madge Newton.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Thursday, March 31, 2011, at the Mona 2nd Ward, 65 West 800 North. Family and friends may call Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, 94 West 300 North Nephi and at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in the Mona Cemetery.