Betty Wilcox
Reunited Once Again!!!



Our dear Mother, Betty Jo Day Wilcox, was welcomed into Heaven by her loved ones on April 10, 2017. She was born on August 12, 1934 in Colonia Dublan, Mexico. She married Bob Wilcox on April 2, 1953 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Our Mother was loved by so many, always serving others her whole life. Mother was an active member of the LDS Church; she has held several callings, loving all of them. Betty and Bob loved to share their musical talents with friends and family throughout the years. Mother and Dad served an LDS Mission to the Lubbock, TX Mission helping the Institute young people. Mom loved making her cinnamon rolls and homemade bread for all who came to the Institute. Mom was a fantastic baker and cook, always making food for funerals and other gatherings.

Our parents served in the Ogden LDS Temple together, feeling so blessed to be able to have this calling.
Mom worked for Weber County Schools for 25 years as a Secretary; she loved making friends with each student.

Mom and Dad had 6 children: Roy (Melanie), Rhonda (Dave), Jacklyn (Dennis), Oneal (Sara), Ranae (John), and Mark (Denise). Mom has 28 grandchildren and 65 great-grandchildren! Preceding her in death is her husband, Bob; a son, Oneal; granddaughter, Megan; son-in-law, John Wheeler; and several loved ones.

A funeral service for our Mother will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Middle Fork Ward, 6500 East 1900 North, Eden, Utah with a viewing prior from 9:30-10:30 a.m. A viewing will also be held on Sunday, April 16, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at the church.
Mother will be buried in Paris, Idaho next to our Father.
We as a family want to thank everyone who has blessed our Mother’s life, especially the members of the Middle Fork Ward.
Online condolences may be shared at

Graveside Services for James LeRoy Bailey

James LeRoy Bailey
April 30, 1933 – April 5, 2017
James Bailey was born on April 30, 1933 and passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
James was a resident of Ogden, Utah at the time of his passing.
James grew up in Huntsville and attended Weber County Schools.
He served from 1950 to 1953 in the Army during the Korean War.
He was married to JoAnn.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Huntsville Cemetery. Services entrusted to Lindquists Ogden Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers please donate to a charity close to your heart.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! April 11th 6:30 PM

The town is looking for 10-15 volunteers to help move tables and chairs tomorrow,   April 11th at 6:30 PM.  We will meet at the playground in the NE corner of the park. Please bring your truck if you have one, and your strong arms as well.

We are moving all of the items stored in the old bathroom to a temporary storage location while the bathrooms are being remodeled.  The plan is to bring bathrooms back to this side of the park to better serve the families that use the playground.

We expect the work to take 1 hour or less.

Thanks Gail.

Huntsville Town Notices

Planning Commission Regular Meeting Notice

 To discuss the following items:

1-Jennifer Sorensen: Request for subdivision. (7458 E. 100 S.)
(Jack Davis property)
2-Richard Sorensen: Presentation of Concept Development Plan. (7400 E. 200 S.)

3-Larel Parkinson: Discussion about possible road to his property.

4-Discussion and/or action on proposed Building Permit Waiver.

5-Discussion and review of proposed CH-1 zone to accommodate Hotel/Motels and    Inns.

6-Review Allowable Use Table as it relates to the proposed Commercial Hotel Zone.

All interested parties are invited to attend.

2017 Town Elections:

Huntsville Town Municipal Elections will be held November 7, 2017, the following positions will become vacant and need to be filled.

Ø  Four-year term for Huntsville Town Mayor
Ø  Two,  four-year terms for Huntsville Town Council Members

Laws have been changed and anyone interested in
running for a position on the Town Council will need to
file a Declaration of Candidacy in order to be on the
2017 ballot. The filing period is June 1, 2017-June 7,
2017. Filing must be done in person at the Huntsville
Town Hall. Please contact Gail Ahlstrom 801-745-3420.
If you do NOT fill this form out, you will not be placed
on the ballot.
Nominees will still be nominated during our Nominating Conventions.
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 have resided within the Huntsville Town
boundaries for a minimum of 12 consecutive months.

For questions or concerns about the upcoming elections please contact Gail Ahlstrom @

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.