Brenda Y. Strain
Brenda Elizabeth Yates Strain left this earth to join her Mother on July 23rd, 2012 after a long battle with Lupus. The strong love she felt for her husband, children, and grandchildren helped Brenda to selflessly endure this debilitating disease for more than 25 years.
She was born to Don G. Yates and Elizabeth Stanley Yates on April 27, 1951 in Nephi, Utah. Brenda was the 2nd of 8 children. She graduated from Juab High School and attended BYU where she met and married her sweetheart Joseph Michael Strain. Six children were blessed to come into their home: Bryan (Vonda) Strain of Riverton, Jennie (Earl) Carbine of Syracuse, David (Bridget) Strain of Colorado Springs, Co, Daryck (Jennifer) Strain of St. George, Robert (Rachel) of Provo, and Donovan (Eleasa) of Eagle Mountain. She also has 19 grandchildren.
Brenda, like her Mother, had a love for music and was blessed with the gift to harmonize. She taught her six children to sing and loved singing the "Oldies" with her husband, Mike. She also enjoyed her job working for the State Health Department where she made many friendships for 17 years until her health forced her to an early retirement.
Brenda loved to travel. As soon as one trip was complete she was ready to plan and look forward to a new adventure. She loved being with family and was ready for any family get together with her husband, siblings, parents, children, or grandchildren. She was always a great cheerleader for her boys baseball games, grandchildren's soccer games and don't forget BYU-(Go Cougars!)
Brenda's faith defined her life. She had many church callings and enjoyed serving those around her. She strived to live according to the gospel of Jesus Christ. She was an inspiration to us and we firmly believe we will see her again.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 11:00 am at Western Springs 1st Ward Chapel, at 12830 South 4570 West in Riverton, Utah. Family and friends calledl at the church from 6-8 pm Friday evening and one hour prior to the services. Graveside services were held at 3:30 pm at the Mona Cemetery, Mona, Utah. Funeral director, Mike Anderson, Anderson Funeral Home.
Marcile Bruno Jackson
1928 ~ 2012
Marcile Bruno Jackson died peacefully on July 28, 2012 in Nephi, Utah. Mom was born on August 12, 1928 in Moroni, Utah to Scott Barnum Bruno and Sophie O'Leary Cloward Bruno. She was born on her mother's 35th birthday and was the seventh of ten children.
Mom lived an idealic life growing up in Moroni, often roasting potatoes in a bonfire with the neighborhood kids. She graduated from Moroni High School. Mom met and married Dad, Harold L. Jackson, upon his return from serving with the 145th Field Artillery in World War II. Together they raised seven children.
She worked for Mountain Bell Telephone Company when the first dial system was installed in Nephi. She worked for Smith Bakery selling many "Burnt Blacks" to the students of Juab High School. Mom was also employed as a "Lunch Lady" at Nephi Elementary for 24 years. She retired in 1996. Mom served a service mission for the LDS Church. Mom was active in the Nephi Third and Ninth LDS Wards. She was the captain of Camp Birch of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and was a member of the Variette Club for 60 years. She has many good friends. Most of all Mom loved her family. She always supported every family member. She loved her brothers and sisters.
Mom is survived by seven children: Judy (Morris) Wright, Sandra (Paul) Mangelson, Barbara Cowan, Scott (Eve) Jackson, Lisa (Morris) Blackett, Bart (Carmen) Jackson and Fawn Steele. Mom was affectionately known as Granny J to 26 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Grace Ostler and Jewel Bailey and her brother, Perry Bruno.
Thanks to Dr. Rasmussen, the nurses and staff at Central Valley Medical Center and Heritage Hills Care Center for their love and comforting care. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at the Nephi 9th Ward, 1125 N. 400 E. A viewing was held at Anderson Funeral Home, 94 W. 300 N., Nephi, Utah on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment, Nephi City Cemetery.