Clyde Rawson Elmer, 76, passed away at his home De. 12,
He was born June 24, 1927 in Ogden, Utah to William
Jorgen and Sarah Elizabeth Rawson Elmer. He married Ruth
Inez Smith April 2, 1946 in Columbia, South Carolina. She
preceded him in death March 7, 1991 in Salt Lake City. He
married Lois Marie Thomas May 16, 1992 in Kearns. He was a
veteran of WW II. He worked and retired after 20 years of
service from the Veteran's Hospital. He loved camping and
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-Day-Saints. His greatest desire was to go to the
temple, which he accomplished on March 10, 1999 in the Manti
Temple. On October 13, 2001, Clyde's marriage to Ruth was
solemnized in the Mt. Timpanogas Temple.
He is survived by his wife, Lois; four sons and one
daughter Raymond (Patricia) Elmer, Jerry (Lynda) Elmer,
Michael (Sheila) Elmer, Robert Elmer, Shonia (Steve)
Martinez; six stepchildren Gary, Sherald, Douglas Thomas,
Debbie Tidwell, Shirley Barlow and Shauna Chlarson; 38
grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; two brothers and one
sister, Leslie (Gai) Elmer, Arthur (Beverly) Elmer and
Louise (Stan) Badgenski.
Clyde was preceded in death by his wife Ruth, parents,
four brothers William, Laurence, Elden, and Jack; and one
son, George "Jody".
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 16 in Nephi.
Interment for Clyde and his son Jody will be at the Redwood
Memorial Cemetery, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan,
Norma Evans Christiansen Harkins, age 85, passed away
Dec. 15, 2003 in Provo, Utah. She was born Aug. 22, 1918 to
Leonard Webb and Leah Caroline Foote Evans. She married
Wesley John Christiansen April 19, 1937 in Manti, Utah. He
died while serving his country in the Navy, Dec. 18, 1944.
She later married Edison Amos Harkins, June 26, 1948.
Norma was an active member of the LDS Church. She was
a member of the Variette Club and of the DUP, Fort Wall Camp
in Nephi. She enjoyed art and sharing her work with others.
She loved spoiling any of her 22 grandchildren and 55 great
She is survived by children, Janice (Richard) Parkin
of Layton, Richard (Anita) Christiansen of Highland, and
Alice (Don) Harris of Springville; 22 grandchildren; and 55
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husbands
Wesley and Edison; sons, Larry Dean Christiansen and Edison
Amos Harkins III; and two sisters Lucille E. Gadd and
Bernice E. Archibald, who passed away this year.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday,
Dec. 18, 2003 in the Springville 13th Ward, 760 North 400
East. Friends may call Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003 at Anderson
Funeral Home, 94 West 300 North, Nephi, from 7-8 p.m. and
one hour prior to services at the church in Springville.