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In Memorium


Geneil Bowers

Vera Geneil Carpenter Bowers passed away Sunday, November 12, 2006 at the age of 78. Born on October 23, 1928 in Hinckley, Utah. She was a resident of Utah most of her life. She was preceded in death by her late husband of 45 years, Clyde H. Bowers, her mother Vera C. Tripp Carpenter, her father Dewey T. Carpenter, her brother Donald D. Carpenter, and her sister Norma J. Carpenter Jackson. She is survived by her sisters, Dorothey C. Carpenter Cardova of Nephi, UT, Clara M. Carpenter Posey of San Leandro CA, and sister-in-law Julia J. Keller of Hinckley UT; her nieces and nephews, Betty Verlene Williams of UT, Kenneth D. Carpenter of Nebraska, Kathy Carpenter of Texas, Brent L. Carpenter of Nebraska, De'Ann Morrill of Colorado, Jean Byrd of UT, Boyd Byrd of Idaho, Tony Byrd of WY, Melvin Byrd of UT, Clark Byrd of UT, Mark Posey of CA, Christine Patterson of CA, and many great nieces and nephews.

Geneil was a loving and devoted aunt and member of the LDS church. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed many years of hunting and fishing with her husband, as well as reading. She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and kindness. Memorial services will be held on Friday, November 17, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, 94 W 300 N Nephi, Utah. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Lehi City Cemetery.

Michael Ray Clift

Michael Ray Clift, 59, our loving father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2006. He was born October 5, 1947 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Melvin Clift and Marilyn Ellertson. Living his younger years in California, he later returned to Nephi, Utah, where he met and married his high school sweetheart.

He married Iris Crawforth, February 25, 1967 and had 3 children. After 13 years of marriage, they were later divorced. Later marrying Debbie Lange and divorcing a short time later.

He served 5 years in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War, stationed throughout the United States and Canada. He served overseas as an underwater demolition diver, welder and pipe fitter. He was honorably discharged in 1971.

He extended his education in Forestry, working for the Utah County Parks and Recreation for several years. He was also educated in mechanics and later went on to work in maintenance. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, skiing, motorcycles, riding his horses, and being with his family and friends.

He is survived by Iris Potter and Jason Potter of Nephi; daughters, Melannie Mayne (Larry) of Orem, Marilee Andersen (Joe) of Texas, Andrea Larsen (Brett) of Orem; his mother, Marilyn Bailey of North Salt Lake; brother, Jim Clift (Naomi) of Springville; two sisters, Sandy Egbert (Darrell) of North Salt Lake, Donna Willcut (Brian) of North Salt Lake; 11 grandchildren, aunts, nieces, nephews and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Clift and brother, Bryce Clift.

The family would like to give special thanks to the medical staff at the LDS Hospital and Veterans Hospital, and also his home health care nurse for the years of care they have provided.

He has been there for so many people…he will be missed! We Love You!

A Military Solute was held Nov. 13, 2006 at Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, Orem. There will not be any further funeral services after the Military Solute. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.walkerfamilymortuary.com.