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In Memorium

J. Wesley Sherwood

The Wes Sherwood family mourns the passing of their beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend who returned home with honor on August 4, 2006 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Jay Wesley Sherwood was born May 18, 1944 in Payson, Utah, the youngest of two sons born to Elden C. Sherwood and Eva Gowers Sherwood and was raised in Nephi, Utah. He graduated from Juab High School and attended the College of Southern Utah, graduating with an Associate Degree. He completed his education at BYU with both BS and MS degrees. Wes married his high school sweetheart, Kathy Newton, on July 6, 1963 in Mona, Utah and they were later sealed in the Manti Temple. They are the parents of five children and sixteen grandchildren.

Wes was an honorable man with great integrity. He will be remembered and loved by all those who knew him. Although he had many accomplishments, the most important things in his life were always his family, church and friends.

He loved the Lord and enjoyed serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In every calling he magnified his priesthood and found great joy blessing the lives of others. He held various positions in his home ward and stake, BYU and the MTC, including that of bishop, bishop's counselor, high councilman, and branch president. He loved working with the youth of the church, whether it was the scouts in his home ward, the missionaries at the MTC or the young married couples in his BYU ward, and had a great influence on many.

Wes enjoyed golfing with his family and friends and he loved going to BYU football games and supporting the team. He loved to go camping with his family. In the early years it was in a tent and in later years he enjoyed being with his family in the cabin at Timberlakes that he built with the help of his sons and other family members and friends. He was a problem solver and helped many people with advice and counsel. Wes could fix most anything and he did. He was always helping someone with something.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years and two sons and three daughters: Chris and LaReesa Sherwood of Franklin, Tennessee; Kimberly and Todd Maxwell of Washington, Utah; James and Jody Sherwood of Pleasant Grove, Utah; Kelly and Jared Wilks of Orem, Utah; and Kirsty and Bryan Riley of Payson, Utah. He is also survived by sixteen grandchildren: Mitchell, McKenzie, Meredith, and Madison Sherwood; Tabitha, Malorie, Riley, and Baylie Maxwell; Gavin and Macy Sherwood; Ashley, Spencer, and Andrew Wilks; Max, Lane, and Luke Riley. Wes is also survived by his brother, Neil (Nancy) Sherwood of Salem, Oregon; stepmother, Norma Sherwood and stepsister, Diane (Lynn) Brough both of Nephi, Utah.

Wes was employed at BYU for 40 years, with the police department for twenty five years and then as the managing director of the Risk Management and Safety Department. He served as President of the Central Utah Peace Officers Association, Mountain West Campus Law Enforcement Association, and the Utah Chapter of the Risk Management Society. He also served for several years on the district council of the Boy Scouts of America. He was an instructor at the Police Academy and at BYU.

The family wishes to thank the residents and staff of Courtyard at Jamestown for their love and concern during the eighteen months that Wes and Kathy lived there; the staff from 1ST Choice Home Health and Hospice for their help and support during the last month of Wes' life; and especially Dr. David Peterson for many years of loving care and support to the family.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2006 in Cherry Hill 5th Ward LDS Chapel, 135 East 2000 South Orem, UT. Interment in the Mona City Cemetery.

Charles Gibson

Charles Glass Gibson, age 77, passed away August 2, 2006 at his home of natural causes. He was born October 14, 1928 to Charles Leon and Mabel Glass Gibson. He graduated from the Utah School for the Blind. He also graduated from radio repair school in Omaha, Nebraska. He worked for Defense Depot Ogden prior to starting Ace TV and Radio Repair which he owned and operated for over 50 years.

Charles married Alta Ames April 24, 1961 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He has been active in the LDS Church, serving in many leadership callings. He had a strong testimony of the Savior, Jesus Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Alta; children, Steve (Dana) Gibson of Pleasant View, Marsha Gibson of Salt Lake City, Stanley (Eryn) Gibson of Crestline, California, and Lauralee (Brian) Ravenberg of Clinton; sisters Ruth Croft of Roy and Elizabeth Fought of Pleasant View; and 13 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 5, 2006 at the LDS Chapel located at 1050 21st Street in Ogden, Utah.  Interment in Vine Bluff Cemetery, Nephi, Utah. Online condolences at www.serenicare.com.