Thomas Larry Williams

Our dear husband, father, and grandfather Tom was called home by his Heavenly Father on September 9, 2017. His family prepared him for a peaceful night’s rest, and he soon slipped away at age 80.

He was born the second of four children to Alex B. and Edith Warren Williams on January 2, 1937. It was a winter of heavy snow and deep drifts, so Alex parked his truck nearly on the Lund Highway in order to get Edith from their farm to the hospital in time.

Tom loved life on the farm and the mountain as a boy with his brother, Warren, and sisters, Brenda and Mary Jane. He attended Cedar City public schools. Tom graduated from Cedar High School in 1955. He went on to attend College of Southern Utah (now Southern Utah University) for a year. He then received a mission call to the Eastern States Mission, which included the five Canadian Maritime provinces. His missionary service was from 1957 to 1959.

Tom joined the Utah National Guard and was sent to Fort Ord, California for basic training for six months. He was later called up for almost a year of active duty during the Berlin Crisis.

Corinne Sorensen captured Tom’s attention when he returned to Cedar City. She had come from Elko, Nevada to teach school in Cedar City. They were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on June 24, 1960. Their children are Kristine (James) Davis, Shannon (Monty) Sorensen, Heather (Dave) Marston, Allison (Scott) Simpson, Jennifer (Daren) Heaton, and John Thomas, who died as an infant.

Tom was a great father. He loved playing games with his girls. “Sleeping Dragon” involved lots of whooping, hollering, and laughing. Tom also taught them to work by lambing, putting up and letting down fences on the mountain, trailing sheep on the livestock trail to get them up to summer pastures, and trailing them back down to the valley in the fall.

Utah State University is where Tom received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural economics. He was hired as chief statistician for the Farm Economics branch of the Alberta Department of Agriculture. The family enjoyed the experience of living in Edmonton, where they lived for three years.

Tom returned to Utah State University to obtain a PhD in economics. He was hired by Southern Utah State College (now Southern Utah University) to teach in the Business Department. After six years, he resigned his position and joined his father and brother, Warren, in their livestock operation. Tom spent the winters in Nevada running the sheep on the BLM permits. The summers were spent on Cedar Mountain which Tom loved with all his heart. Tom has served on a number on BLM and Trust Land advisory boards. He was president of the Utah Wool Growers Association during 1999-2000. Tom was named Sheepman of the Year by them in 2006.

From 1973 to 2007, Tom served on the State Bank of Southern Utah Board of Directors. His father, Alex Bulloch Williams, was one of the original board members.

Tom was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Some of his callings included bishop, counselor in a stake presidency, high councilman, stake missionary, and gospel doctrine teacher. Tom had a testimony of the Savior and His gift of the atonement for each of us.

Tom’s parents, brother Warren, sister Brenda, son John Thomas, and grandson Timothy preceded him in death. He left a loving and faithful legacy of five daughters and their spouses, 16 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister Mary Jane (Paul) Peterson, sister-in-law Peggy Williams, and a brother-in-law Jim Avila.

Funeral services will take place Saturday, September 16, at 11 a.m. at the Cedar Stake Center (155 E. 400 S. Cedar City). Friends and family may visit Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Southern Utah Mortuary (190 N. 300 West) and Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Cedar Stake Center. Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery with military honors, under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.

Bayli Thompson – Obituary

Bayli was born on September 4th 1991 In Orem Utah.

On August 18th 2017 we lost the most kind, smart, loving, giving talented beautiful person.

She will be missed by her parents Kyle and Kelli Thompson, Kyle and Amy Harding, Her Grandparents Kirt and Susan Bussio, Terry and Norma Thompson, Ken and Kay Adams, Art Harding (Deceased) her Brother Gauge and Sister Ashlyn Harding. Also her many uncles’ aunts’ cousins and friends, so many people loved her and she loved all of them.

To all she touched with love and who loved her we wish you peace in this sad time, with that love she was able to leave this world and be free of pain because you all loved her.

Thank you to all those who have given us and ours their love and support, we would like to thank all the Medical staff at the Cedar City ER and the life flight team, the ICU doctors and nurses in St George, for their untiring efforts to return her to us, they are truly professionals and treated her and us with kindness and respect. The Staff at Hughes Mortuary for all there help and coordination and caring in our time of need.

Special thanks to Our National Guard Family God Bless the FA and G1.

Remember her beautiful smile and soul. “Namaste” Bayli Sue we love you infinitely and will forever miss you, you have made us all better people!

Services will be held

Date: Friday the 25th August 2017

Location: The Old Rock Church on 75 East Center Street, Cedar City, Utah

Times: Viewing starts at 1100, Funeral Service at 12:00, Grave side interment 1300, Lunching 14:00 provided Canyon Ridge Ward.

Services are being performed by Hughes McArthur Mortuary

2071 N Main Street (435)867-5566

Robert Haze Hunter – Obituary

Haze Hunter
Haze Hunter

January 5, 2017 a Cedar City born and raised, religious leader, local business man, community advocate, state representative, scout leader, dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather peacefully passed away at the age of 92.

Robert Haze Hunter, born October 5, 1924 to Charles R. and Ruth Hunter was third of five siblings; Forest, Winona (Cowan), Haze, Ruth Maria (Pendleton), and Mac.  After a short college experience Haze married Betty Jean Benward, daughter of a local pharmacist.  He then joined the Navy during WWII and was trained in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho as an operating room technician.  Betty had an off base apartment as she supported Haze in his enlistment.  After the war they came back to Cedar City where they tried their hand at farming and animal husbandry, but was most successful as a furniture retailer for more than fifty years.

Haze was fully involved in the building of the community as city councilman, life time Lions Club member, state representative, hospital board member, and member of various community fund raising committees benefiting – among others – the Women’s Crisis Center, Heritage State Park, and the Sandra L. Maxwell Cancer Center.

In his ten years as a statesman in the House of Representatives he was instrumental in procuring a significant amount of state funding for Southern Utah capital expenditures – including Southern Utah University building projects.

Haze is survived by his wife of 73 years, Betty, daughters Danna Jones (Garth) of Cedar City, UT, Gay Baird (Phil) of Kanab, UT, and sons Kim (Terri Holt) of Cedar City, UT and Steve (Karen Knight, deceased) of Cedar City, UT, as well as fifty-one grand and great grandchildren.  Haze was preceded in death by his parents, brother Forest, sister Winona, brother Mac and daughter-in-law Karen Knight Hunter.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm at the R. Haze Hunter Conference Center on the Campus of Southern Utah University (351 West University Boulevard, Cedar City, Utah).  A viewing will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Southern Utah Mortuary (190 North 300 West, Cedar City, Utah).  On Saturday, January 14, 2017 the viewing will be held at the R. Haze Hunter Conference Center from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.  Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Sandra L. Maxwell Cancer Center, 1303 North Main, Cedar City, UT 84720.

Thanks goes out to the caring attention offered by the Southern Utah Home Healthcare staff, Beau and Erica Kunzler, and Jamie Nelson, as well as the tenderness shown Haze by Alliance Hospice Group.

Kathleen Heaton Strand – Obituary

Obituary for Kathleen Heaton Strand – Cedar City, UT

Kathleen Heaton Strand, age 66, passed away at her newly finished home in Cedar City, Utah on September…

Kathleen Heaton Strand, age 66, passed away at her newly finished home in Cedar City, Utah on September 17, 2016 after a 10-year battle with cancer. She eagerly awaited the time when she would be reunited with her son Andrew Strand who passed away in 2013. She was born to Max C. and Margaret Heaton on March 17, 1950 in San Diego, California.

Kathy attended Rick’s College for a year. She married Stephen Kenneth Strand on March 26, 1971 in Los Angeles, California.

She is survived by her husband; her mother; sons David Strand (Shauna), Scott Strand (Nicole), Timothy Strand (Charise), Paul Strand (Brandi “Slack”), James Strand (Christine), Matthew Strand, Whitney); brothers Steven Heaton, Mark Heaton, and John Heaton; sisters Susan Tyner and Beverly Needham; 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Kathy is preceded in death by her son Andrew Strand, her father Max C. Heaton, her grandparents Terrance and Mona Heaton, and Samuel and Della Campbell.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Canyon View Stake Center (2400 N Main, Cedar City, UT). Viewing will be held prior from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Stake Center under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.