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In Memorium


Reid Bankhead

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 grandchildren.

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 Belliston

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 others.

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 great-grandchilren.

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. George.

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, Kathryn Bills.

Funeral services were held July 15, 2003 at Mt. View Memorial Estates, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Mildred Greenhalgh

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.