Noehren Eggett Memorial Fund

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Noehren Eggett (affectionately known as “Dory” by his friends) has peacefully left this world and stepped across the veil where he has been reunited with his dad. During his short thirteen years, Noehren touched the hearts and lives of many people! He will always be remembered for his big smile,…

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

Ellen Nellie Pucell Unthank statue


Ellen Nellie Pucell Unthank statue

Ellen (Nellie) Purcell was born November 6, 1846 in Tintwhistle, England. At 9 she, with her parents and sister Margaret (Maggie), 14, began the trek from Iowa to Salt Lake Valley in 1856 with the Edward Martin Handcart Company.

Early snows overtook the company, both Nellie’s parents died on the trail. Nellie’s feet were frozen.

On arrival in Salt Lake Valley, she was strapped to a board. No anesthetics were available. Both her legs were amputated just below the knee with a buthcher’s knife and carpenter’s saw.

For the rest of her life she moved about on the painful stubs of her legs.

At 24 in Cedar City she became the plural wife of William Unthank. His income was small.

Beginning as a wife in a one-room log house with a dirt floor, she kept her home spotless. Nellie took in washing, she knitted stockings to sell. She gave birth to 6 children. Her Bishop and Relief Society occasionally brought food to her family. To even the score, once a year she and her children cleaned the meeting house throughout.

Nellie died at 68 in Cedar City — A noble representative of the rank and file of Mormon Pioneers.

Robbie Potter

Robbie Potter is the coach for the Canyon View High School (CVHS) boys varsity basketball team. He led the 2015-16 team to the state semifinal game vs Juan Diego. Coach Potter is a graduate and former player of Cedar High School.

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Top 100 Famous People of Cedar City

Scott L Wyatt
Scott L Wyatt

We’ve started a list of the top 100 famous people of Cedar City (People who live here now or who used to live here. People famous to residents or famous to non-residents). Alphabetized by first name. Who do you think should be added to the list?

  • Ally Condie – Author
  • Brad Sorensen – First SUU football player drafted in the NFL
  • Cameron Levins – Runner
  • Charles & Donna Cooley – Founders of the Happy Factory
  • Dana Miller – Former president of SWATC and Wasatch 100 runner
  • Dane O. Leavitt – Former LDS Area Seventy
  • Del Parson – Artist and Professor
  • Dick Coston – High school swimming coach
  • Dixie Leavitt – Founder of the Leavitt Group and CEO of the Leavitt Group
  • Ellen Wheeler – Actress
  • Eric Houle – SUU track coach
  • Eric J. Schmutz – CEO of State Bank of Southern Utah and LDS Stake President
  • Evan Vickers – Member of the Utah Senate, business owner
  • Francis Webster – Former Cedar City mayor
  • Fred C. Adams – Founder of the Utah Shakespeare Festival
  • Gerald Sherratt – Format mayor, Former SUU President
  • Harold Shirley – Former Cedar City mayor
  • Harry Reid – Senate Minority Leader and former SUU alumnus
  • Henry Lunt – Founder of Cedar City
  • Jennifer Davis – Real estate agent
  • Jill Stevens Shepherd – Miss Utah 2007
  • Jim Jones – Artist
  • Joe Burgess – Businessman, Former mayor of Cedar City
  • John Westwood – Member of the Utah House of Representatives
  • Lee Holmes – Barber
  • L. E. Modesitt Jr. – Author
  • L. V. Broadbent – Former Cedar City mayor and former doctor
  • Maile Wilson – Mayor
  • Michael O. Leavitt – Former governor of Utah
  • Michael T. Benson – Former President of SUU
  • Mitch Talbot – MLB Player
  • Renn & Ree Zaphiropoulos
  • Rich Wilson – Co-founder of the Utah Summer Games
  • Robert Corry – Cedar High coach and physician
  • Robert Linford – Former Cedar City mayor
  • Royden C. Braithwaite – Former president of SUSC
  • Scott Bauman – SUU gymnastics coach
  • Scott L Wyatt – SUU President
  • Steve Hodson – Former high school & college basketball coach

Henry Lunt

Henry Lunt Statue
State of Henry Lunt

Henry Lunt was born in Wrenbury, England. He immigrated to Utah in 1850. He was the first person named to settle Cedar City and was the president of the company of 36 men and 11 wagons that first arrived here on Tuesday, November 11, 1851, in a blinding snow storm. Henry Lunt twice served as the city’s chief executive officer, in 1952-1853 as president elder and in 1861-1867 when the title had changed to mayor. A farmer, stock grower and merchant, he played a decisive role in all the city’s early pioneering activities including building a stockade, constructing a fort, beginning the manufacturing of iron and helping to establish homes. Henry Lunt exemplified the courage and dedication required of Cedar City’s first settlers.