Irene Johnson Gardiner

I know this is late, but thought most of you would enjoy reading about Irene Gardiner, she touched many of our lives and she has been missed. She warmed many of our homes with beautiful Christmas Quilts.

November 26, 1930 ~ January 8, 2017
Irene Johnson Gardiner passed away peacefully on January 8, 2017. Our amazing wife and mother had a major stroke two years ago, which enabled us to care for her during this time in which she slowly returned to her original state of innocence. Our care for her was a pittance in comparison to the amount of sacrifice and unconditional love she gave to us throughout our lives. Thank you Mom for your courageous example of compassion for others, which is the legacy you left for all of us.
Irene was born at home on November 26, 1930, in Ogden, Utah. Her parents, Arthur William Johnson and Elizabeth Walton Johnson, joined the Mormon Church in England and immigrated to the United States in 1922. Irene was the last of their children. Her older siblings were: Raymond Johnson, Dorothy Johnson Moss and Frank Johnson. She also had two older half-siblings: Arthur Vivian Johnson and Edith Johnson Haring; who, along with Raymond, were born in England and came to Utah with their parents.
Irene grew up in Ogden and graduated from Weber High School, class of ’48. She was very involved in her class and this interest remained with her right to the end. When most memories and awareness had left her, she could still belt out a rendition of “Good Ole Weber!”
Irene met Curt Gardiner at school, and after much cajoling, he was able to convince her to go out with him. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on June 14, 1950. Irene and Curt were high school sweethearts to the end, and together they forged a long life of family, business and adventure. Thank you Dad for taking such good care of our mother through this difficult season.
Irene’s life centered on her faith and her family. Her seven children grew up knowing their mom always put them first. She instilled in her children an awareness of others, and the value of sacrifice and unconditional love. She taught through example the value of service to others. She gave service in many church callings and capacities throughout her life, but she valued none more than being a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Our mom always put 120% into everything she did. Mom, we will miss your Christmas hand-dipped chocolates, but they will forever remind us what a sweet and amazing mother we were blessed to have.
Irene and Curt owned and operated “Gardiner’s Sew and Quilt” for 40 years. Irene’s quilts were a symbol of the comfort and compassion she gave to us all. She and Curt served a mission in Baltimore, where mom developed a love for those disenfranchised and underprivileged. Mom demonstrated the epitome of Christ-like love as a missionary and throughout her life. Irene truly was an elect lady.
Irene is survived by her husband, Edward Curtis Gardiner; and children: Elizabeth Buchanan, Jan (Roger) Nuttall, DeLayne (Ron) Dewey, Allyson (Rusty) Eskelson, Bill (Melinda) Gardiner, Matthew Gardiner; a special cousin, Edna Johnson Moore; 34 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren, with one on the way; and many other extended family and friends .
She was preceded in death by her parents and all of her siblings; her son, Edward Curtis Gardiner Jr.; a son-in-law, Stan Buchanan; a former daughter-in-law, Kathy Soelberg Gardiner; and a great-granddaughter angel-baby, Hallie Eskelson.
At Irene’s request a private family service will be held to celebrate our Super-Mom!


Huntsville Town, Weber County, Huntsville, UT, gives notice that in the upcoming 2017 Municipal Elections to be held in November, 2017, the following positions will become vacant and need to be filled.

> Four-year term for Huntsville Town Mayor
>Two, four-year terms for Huntsville Town Council Members.
Nominating Conventions will be held in August to nominate new candidates to fill these vacancies. Candidates much be a registered voter of Huntsville Town, and live within the Huntsville Town boundaries. For questions or concerns about the upcoming elections please contact Gail Ahlstrom @ 801-745-3420.

Suicide Prevention Meeting Scheduled: QPR TRAINING  (Question, Persuade, Refer)

The Weber County Sheriffs Department in cooperation with Huntsville Town will be presenting a program on QPR (question, persuade, refer) for Suicide Prevention and Awareness .
Time:  7 PM February 23.
Place:  Ogden Valley Library.

We are reaching out to all that will help make a difference in their communities. With the high number of suicides in our community we need to learn how to help and save a life. The QPR presentation is not a form of counseling or treatment. Rather it is intended to offer hope through positive action. By learning QPR, you will come to recognize the warning signs, clues and suicidal communications of people in trouble, and gain skills to act vigorously to prevent a possible tragedy. Please plan on joining all of us, to help understand, and recognize sings, so we may help save lives.

Donation Account set up for Craig Peterson

Craig Peterson’s home a complete loss!
As you may have recently heard, local, long time resident Craig Peterson had a major house fire last week. The Peterson family believes the home is a complete loss. 25 fire fighters worked on this fire all through the night and into the next day. Fire Crews from Huntsville, Eden, Ogden, Farr West, and Weber Fire District fought the fire.

For those who would like to help, an account for Craig Peterson was set up at Zion’s Bank in Eden. Craig was left with only the clothes he was wearing and could really use some help from our amazing generous residents.

Funeral Services for JoAnn Bailey

JoAnn Howell Bailey



JoAnn Howell Bailey
April 19, 1937 ~ October 6, 2016
JoAnn Howell Bailey passed away on October 6, 2016. She was born in Preston, Idaho on April 19, 1937 to Otis Bird and Hazel Marguerite Anderson Howell. JoAnn grew up in Ogden, and graduated from Ogden High School.
She went from being a young city girl, to marrying a cowboy and becoming a rancher’s wife. She learned to cook on a wood stove, and feed hungry ranch hands. She spent her days raising bum lambs, ponies, and kids. She was the president of the town council in Booth Valley, and was instrumental in getting phone service to Promontory Utah.
JoAnn retired after working 30 years for IRS. She was very loved and respected by her co-workers, and made many lifelong friends. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and recently enjoyed giving tours of the historic Aldous cabin in Huntsville.
JoAnn is survived by her husband of 55 years, James L Bailey. Her children, Wendy (Mark) Parker, James H (Priscilla) Bailey, and Shannon (Aaron) Reid. Grandchildren, Kristen, Kyle, Kelsea, Morgan, and Jacob, plus 3 ½ great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, in-laws, and baby sister Sharon. Funeral services will be held at the Huntsville 1st Ward, 7390 East 200 South, on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 11 a.m.. A visitation will be held prior to the services from 9:00 to 10:30 am. Interment, Huntsville City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity close to your heart.

Graveside Services for Julie Anne Roylance


Julie Anne Roylance

Julie Roylance passed away on Sept 15, 2016. Julie was born June 26, 1950 in Ogden to Edith Robinson and Julian W. Brunker. She was a lifelong resident of Huntsville and graduated from Weber High School. She married Greg Roylance on Feb. 14, 1970.

She enjoyed entertaining, was a line dance teacher and taught porcelain doll classes. She loved the outdoors, riding 4 wheelers and was a competitive athlete – she did not like to lose. She enjoyed family time and helping others which showed in her job as director for Washington Terrace Senior Center.

Julie is survived by her husband, Greg; daughter Nanette; son Lance (Leslie); 6 grandchildren, Nicole, Kacey, Kelsey, Tiara, Davin, Payton and 4 great-grandchildren, Anna, Kaylum, Archer, and Zayden. Also survived by her sister Lynnette and brothers, Troy and Tracy. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Wesley and Lance.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at the Huntsville City Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the ICU staff at McKay Dee Hospital.

Arrangements entrusted to Myers Ogden Mortuary.

Graveside Services for Betty Lou Fielding Anderson


Betty Lou Fielding Anderson

1933 – 2016

Betty Lou Fielding Anderson passed away on September 7, 2016 in Ogden, UT. She was born on July 24, 1933 to Earl and Willena Madsen Fielding in Goshen, ID. She lived most of her life in Huntsville, UT. She enjoyed about 20 years as the cosmetician manager at Skaggs Drug in Ogden.

She married Donald Lafave Anderson on April 1, 1952. He passed away on January 30, 2009. Their posterity includes five children, Wendy (Brett) Wangsgard, Garn Anderson (deceased in infancy), Connie (Jeff) Wintle, Donita (John) Boulter, and Vaughn Anderson (deceased); siblings, Leon, Mary, Reed, and Clyde; 13 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Our dear mother and friend, you will be missed.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, September 12, 2016 at the Huntsville City Cemetery, Cemetery Point, Huntsville. Friends may visit with family on Monday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd., Ogden.

Funeral Services for Jack J. Davis, M.D.

Huntsville Town’s Loss:

Funeral Services for Jack J. Davis, M.D.


Jack J. Davis, M.D.
1923 – 2016
Dr. Jack J. Davis, beloved father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, colleague, and friend, passed away peacefully in Ogden on August 12, 2016, after a brief illness.
Dr. Davis was born January 20, 1923, in Ogden, to Monida Emily Hunsaker and John Ira Davis. The oldest of four children (two brothers and one sister), he spent a busy, joyous youth in the distinctive and beautiful house on Marilyn Drive. From there, it was easy to walk the as-yet undeveloped foothills and to hike and ski the canyons and Mount Ogden. Jack attended Ogden City Schools and graduated from Ogden High. He excelled academically, was active in the LDS Church and Boy Scouts, and was a classically trained pianist. He attended Weber State College and then the University of Utah, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree.
After ROTC at the University of Utah, Jack joined the Navy in World War II, destined for a PT Boat. Instead, the Navy sent him to medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago, where he earned a second Bachelor’s degree and a Doctor of Medicine. He served an internship at Wesley Memorial Hospital in Chicago, followed by a residency in Radiology at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, eventually becoming board certified in Radiology. He returned to active military duty during the Korean War as a Captain in the Medical Corps, serving at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas.
Dr. Davis’ civilian professional career spanned 40 years as a radiologist with the Salt Lake Clinic, as well as service to the 75th Medical Group’s Department of Radiology at Hill Air Force Base. During this time, he was active in several medical research and professional boards and organizations.
Jack met his future wife, Janice McKay of Huntsville, in 1948, while she was teaching at South Junior High in Weber County. They were married on June 13, 1949, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple, with David O. McKay performing the ceremony. They settled in Salt Lake City to raise their four children, with frequent trips to Ogden and Huntsville to visit family. Their homes on Roosevelt Avenue and Dallin Street were busy and full of neighbor kids and cousins. Treasured times were the family’s regular road trips, with mandatory stops at every historical marker and the occasional “roadside chat” to explain acceptable behavior for children in a car.
Jack served many positions in his LDS Wards in Salt Lake City and was a strong supporter and leader in Scouting. Along with his own Eagle Scout rank earned in his youth, he received the Wood Badge and was honored with the Silver Beaver Award. He served as Scoutmaster for 13 years in Troops 243 and 71 in Salt Lake City.
Jack and Janice had a wide circle of friends in Salt Lake, as well as a closer circle who formed their decades-long study group, meeting once a month at one of their homes for dinner and discussion. He supported the arts and for decades was a season ticket holder for himself, Janice and two other lucky friends or relatives at Pioneer Memorial Theater. Jack always loved the outdoors, and in adulthood became an avid horseman. Trail rides with his father-in-law and brothers-in-law and later with his children were special activities. In his later years, Jack became a fun and witty grandpa and great-grandpa, known for his clever conversation and gentle teasing. Perhaps his greatest achievement was his devoted and tender care of Janice for the 27 years after she suffered an aneurysm and stroke, until her death in 2009. Surely, theirs has been a joyous reunion.
Dr. Jack J. Davis’ 93 years have truly been a life well lived, with many accomplishments and service to family, country, church, profession, and community. He has touched countless lives in so many ways and will be greatly missed. Preceded in death by his parents, brother Ben H. Davis, sister Carol Lynne Davis Paul, wife Janice, infant son Mark and a grandson Nicholas D. Lamborn. Survived by his brother Julian Ira Davis (Becki); his children Jennifer Sorensen (Cliff), Dr. Jack M. Davis (Cindy), Laurel Lamborn, and Daniel M. Davis; 9 grandchildren and their spouses; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Friends and family may pay their respects at Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Boulevard, Ogden, UT, on Tuesday evening, August 16, 2016, from 6 until 8. Services at Huntsville 1st Ward Chapel, 277 S. 7400 E, Huntsville, UT, at 12 noon, with visitation from 10:30 until 11:45. Interment at the Huntsville Cemetery, with military honors.

Funeral Services for Connie Creamer

Huntsville Town Lost a Treasure:

Funeral Services for Connie Creamer


Connie Mae Gledhill Creamer
May 20, 1937-August 8, 2016

Connie Mae Gledhill Creamer passed away on August 8, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah of complications due to heart disease. She was 79 years old.
Born on May 20, 1937 in Bountiful, Utah, a loving daughter to Boyd and Margaret Brough Gledhill. Married September 4, 1954 to her high school sweetheart, Richard LaMar Creamer. They were sealed for time and eternity in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on September 6, 1955.
She is survived by her husband, Richard, and her wonderful children and spouses: Kaylene (Ken) Chalmers, Laurie (Brett) Allen, LaMar (Tami) Creamer, Peggy (Tim) Harding, and Becky (AJ) Moone: 21 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren, all of whom adored her. She is also survived by her sister, Lynn (Tom) O’Toole and brother Robert (Pat) Gledhill, as well as numerous brother and sister-in-laws and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her infant son, Scott Boyd, and her parents.
Connie lived in Huntsville for the past 47 years. She attended Myton Elementary, Valley School in Huntsville, and graduated from Weber High School in Ogden.
She was an active member of the LDS Church, serving in numerous callings including Primary President, Relief Society President, Young Women leader, Ward Organist, and faithful Visiting Teacher. A special calling later in her life was to serve as a Nursery leader with her husband.
She served 3 two-year LDS missions with her husband to Bolivia, Romania and Arizona/Oregon. She also served as an ordinance worker in the Ogden LDS Temple.
Connie worked at Valley school in Huntsville as a Librarian, then as the school Secretary for over 30 years and was dearly loved by the students and her co-workers.
She was a very creative and talented seamstress making wedding dresses, blessing outfits, quilts, and crocheted and knitted creations. She won many awards for her handicrafts including county Best of Show and state blue ribbons.
Her sweet and gentle presence was a strength to her family and all who knew her. She will truly be missed.
Friends may visit family on Sunday August 14, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd., Ogden, Utah. Funeral services will be on Monday August 15, 2016 at 11:00 am in the Huntsville Chapel, 277 S. 7400 E. Huntsville, Utah with a viewing from 9:30-10:30 am. Interment in the Liberty Utah Cemetery.

A sad day for Huntsville Town: Funeral Services for Jerald Engstrom

A sad day for Huntsville Town:
Funeral Services for Jerald Engstrom

Jerald Noel Engstrom

Jerald Noel Engstrom returned to his Heavenly Father on Thursday, January 21, 2016. He was the son of Chester and Bertha Engstrom. He married Shirley Deem on June 27, 1958 in the Salt Lake Temple. Together, they had six children. He was loved by his family and will be missed.

Jerald graduated from Weber High School, University of Utah, and George Washington Law School. He also joined the Army and served during the Korean conflict.

As a 4th generation Huntsville native, he loved Huntsville and gave many years of dedicated service to the community. He had a “finger on the pulse” of the town and worked for the well-being of its citizens. He was respected by all and well-liked in the community.

Jerald was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and held many offices and fulfilled many callings. He especially enjoyed home teaching. His influence on his companions and families changed and blessed many lives. He loved to read and watch sports. He enjoyed gardening and loved history.

He is survived by his children; Susan (Vernon) Maas, Kathleen Engstrom, Jeanette (Rich) Tregeagle, Michael (KeeNan) Engstrom, James Engstrom, and Nathan (Elisa) Engstrom, and 12 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Bertha Engstrom, and his brother, Bert Engstrom.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the Huntsville 2nd Ward, 277 S 7400 E, Huntsville. A viewing will be held on Monday at Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd, Ogden on January 25, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. and prior to services on Tuesday at 11:30 to 12:30 at the church.

Interment, Huntsville Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Church Missionary Fund, The Perpetual Education Fund, or The Weber County Children’s Justice Center. – See more at: