Reid Elwood Bankhead died on July 13, 2003 in Provo,
Utah. He was born in Logan,Utah, on Nov. 8, 1919, the
eleventh of twelve children of John Haslam and Annie
Mickelson Bankhead. He attended public schools in Logan and
graduated from Logan High School. He attended Utah State
University and graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering
from the University of Utah.
He served as a full-time missionary for The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the North Central
States Mission from 1941-43. Reid married Mary Langton
Smith on Oct. 16, 1943 in the Logan LDS Temple. From
1943-45, he was an Ensign in United States Navy.
He joined the BYU faculty of religious instruction in
1948, where he taught Book of Mormon and other religion
classes for over forty years. In addition, he worked as
construction engineer and superintendent on many buildings
at BYU. He had a life-long interest in agriculture and
ranching, which culminated in an active management role in a
cattle ranch near Nephi, Utah. After raising their family in
Provo, Reid and Mary lived in Levan, Utah, for over twenty
years, and most recently resided in Mapleton.
In the LDS Church, Reid served as a teacher, high
councilman, bishop, stake missionary and presided over the
Cumorah Mission of the LDS Church. He was a co-author
of the texts "The Word and the Witness," and "Building Faith
in Christ with the Book of Mormon."
He is survived by his wife, Mary, of Mapleton;
children, Susan (Douglas) Morrison, Lewis (Jann)
Bankhead, Thomas (Michelle) Bankhead, all of Mapleton,
Steven (Kathryn) Bankhead of Provo, Lauralyn (Gaylord) Swim,
Tamara (Darrel) Jensen, all of Orem, and Lisa (David) Clark
of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; 40 grandchildren; and 14
great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his
parents, all of his siblings, his son John, and two
Funeral services will be held at1:00 p.m. on Saturday,
July 19, 2003, at the Mapleton First Ward, 31 West Maple
Street in Mapleton, with a viewing for friends and family
from12:00 noon to 12:45 p.m. An additional viewing will be
held on Friday, July 18, at the Berg Mortuary, 185 East
Center, Provo, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Interment will be in
the East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery in Provo. In lieu
of flowers, the family suggests donations to the LDS Church
general missionary fund.
Kent Jones Belliston, age 78, died July 7, 2003 from
pneumonia and lung cancer in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his
wife Jean at his side.
Kent was born Nov. 12, 1924 to Alva Read and Harriett
"Hattie" Broadhead Belliston in Nephi, Utah. He attended
school at Juab High, served in the United States Coast Guard
in WW II. Member of the LDS Church.
Kent worked for McDonald Douglas and learned the trade
of aircraft mechanic. He went to work for an independent
contractor. His work took him to many foreign countries,
including Philippines, Thailand, Greenland, Vietnam and
He married Garfaye Draper in 1945, divorced. He
married Anne Smid in 1949, divorced. He married Erma Nower
Bills in 1974. Erma passed away in 1994. He married Jean
Welch in 1996.
Kent never had any children, but was blessed with
step-children, many grandchildren and
He is survived by his wife, Jean; step-children, Norma
Bills Belliston, Allen Bills, Robyn Penix, Mike Welch, Tony
Welch; brother, Duane Belliston of Ogden, sister, Ruth
(Bill) Howard of Nephi, sister, Marva (Jay) Olsen of
Fountain Green, and brother, Joe (Norma) Belliston of St.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Erma, brother,
Dee Belliston just three weeks prior to his passing,
sister-in-law, Lucile (Duane) Belliston, and step-daughter,
Funeral services were held July 15, 2003 at Mt. View
Memorial Estates, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Mildred Bowles Greenhalgh passed away July 10, 2003.
She was born on Dec. 26, 1916 in Nephi, Utah, to Leo and
Bertha Bowles. She married S. Ray Greenhalgh on May 6, 1936
in the Manti LDS Temple.
She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed her service in various ward
and stake organizations. She served an LDS mission with her
husband in South Dakota from 1978-1980, served as a temple
worker in the Provo Temple for 9 years.
Mildred loved to sing, read and cook and was an avid
BYU sports fan.
Mildred is survived by her husband, S. Ray Greenhalgh;
2 sons, David (Connie) and Paul (Ruthie) Greenhalgh; 2
daughters, JoLene Greenhalgh and Debbi (Larry) Johnson;
brother, Charles Bowles; sister, Lenora Davis; 17
grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by her older brother, Spencer Bowles and her twin
brother, Max Bowles.
A celebration of Mildred's life was held July13, 2003
in the Bonneville 4th Ward, Provo, Utah. Funeral Services
were held July 14, 2003 at the same location. Graveside
services were held in Vine Bluff Cemetery, Nephi.