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Gary L. Yarrington

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Mar 30 2014 - 1:22pm

Gary L. Yarrington, 63, passed away March 20, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to Aaron's Mortuary of Ogden.

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Henry Nickolas "Nick" Lombardi

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Mar 30 2014 - 1:21pm

Henry "Nick" Lombardi, 72, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014 at home in Layton due to complications from COPD.

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David John White

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Mar 30 2014 - 1:20pm

David John White, age 94, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2014 at the family home in Ogden, Utah of age related health issues. He was born on October 25, 1919 in Ilion, NY to Horace Lynn (H.L.) White and Margaret Krueger White. He was raised in Binghamton, NY.

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Richard Dee Rees

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Mar 30 2014 - 1:19pm

Richard Dee Rees, 74, of Peoria, AZ, passed away on March 13, 2014. Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer.He was born August 3, 1939 in Ogden, Utah. Career wise, Richard graduated from three Utah colleges with A.S., B.S., M.S., and Ed. D. degrees. For over 40 years he was a...

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George C. Vit

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Mar 30 2014 - 1:18pm

George C. Vit, 80, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on March 25, 2014. George was born on January 15, 1934 in Green River, WY to Pearl Lee and Joseph Vit. The family moved to Ogden, UT when George was ten years old.

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Louise Carmen Jones Sherrod

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Mar 30 2014 - 1:17pm

Louse Carmen Jones Sherrod, 88, passed away in the early morning of March 22, 2014. She was born in Shelley, Idaho on May 21, 1925, along with her twin brother, Llewellyn "Bud" Jones, to Louise Clara Clow and Llewellyn Croxton Jones.

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Beth B. Jonsson

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Mar 30 2014 - 1:16pm

Beth Brown Jonsson passed away peacefully on March 24, 2014 from pneumonia. She was born September 19, 1928 in Tremonton, Utah to Henry Brown and Inez (Stallings) Brown. She grew up in Garland, Utah and graduated from Bear River High School and later from BYU. She taught elementary school for many years in Utah and in Hayward, CA.

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Sandra May Turner Simmons

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Mar 26 2014 - 4:57pm

LAYTON - Sandra Simmons passed away unexpectedly at home on March 23, 2014. Sandra was born on May 26, 1945 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Morris and Thelda Turner. She married Bob Simmons November 1, 1963.

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James "Jim" Harold Dawson

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Apr 15 2014 - 9:35am

ROY - James Jim Harold Dawson passed away peacefully on April 9, 2014.

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Thomas Elza Lucas

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Apr 15 2014 - 9:25am

Thomas Elza Lucas, 91, passed away on April 13, 2014 at his sons home in Coalville. He was born May 29, 1922 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Elza and Marie Isabella James Lucas. He lived in SLC for six years, Magna for two years and Ogden for 83 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII for over two years.

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Mark Andrew Hood

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Apr 15 2014 - 9:22am

Mark Andrew Hood, 57, passed away at his home after a long valiant battle with cancer. He was the son of Don Richard and M. Jean McAllister Hood born on January 8, 1957 in Cambridge England.

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Robert Helmut Tydeck

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Apr 15 2014 - 9:20am

Robert Helmut Tydeck, age 77 of Mesa, AZ passed away April 9, 2014.

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Bonnie Lou Jensen

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Apr 15 2014 - 9:15am

Bonnie was born on July 24, 1935 in Vernal, Utah to Grace Duke and Lester Jay Searle. She later moved to Ogden, Utah and graduated from Ogden High School.

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Ida Colleen Cheney Walton Donahue

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Apr 14 2014 - 11:17am

Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, Ida Colleen Cheney Walton Donahue, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2014. She was born on January 30, 1937 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Byron Henrie and Velate Coles Cheney.

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Val J. Bielecki

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Apr 14 2014 - 10:40am

Val J. Bielecki passed away on April 10, 2014 at his home in Ogden, Utah. He was 82.

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Linda Marie Huey

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Apr 14 2014 - 10:38am

Linda Marie Huey passed away peacefully on April 6, 2014. She was born on July 7, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio to John and Ruth Powers Huey.Linda was a recent convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed collecting dolls and coloring books.

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VIDEO: S. Ogden couple ask car thieves to return keepsakes of their dead son

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 28 2014 - 6:55am

SOUTH OGDEN - A family was shocked after waking up in the morning to go to church Sunday, only to find that their car was stolen overnight. But it isn't the missing car that has the couple so frustrated and heartbroken, it's what was inside. 

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VIDEO: Nine more road deaths in 2013 than last summer in Utah

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Sep 5 2013 - 10:31pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- In 2013, nine more people died on Utah roads during the 100 deadliest days of summer than last year -- a disturbing reality for state transportation officials.

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VIDEO: Ogden company can scatter cremains from the air

Mark Saal, Standard-Examiner staff
Sep 4 2013 - 12:11am

Russell Whetton remembers vividly the first time someone asked him to scatter a loved one's ashes from an airplane.It was 1955, he was working for a funeral home in San Diego, and he had his pilot's license. He had rented a plane to scatter the remains out over the ocean."I didn't think about the negative pressure in the cockpit," he chuckles. "I...

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Clinton veterinarian tells hospital’s side in dog's death

Veterinarian Kathleen Ford, seen Friday at the Quail Pointe Veterinary Hospital in Clinton, has been at the center of a public storm regarding the death of an English mastiff at the hospital.  (KERA WILLIAMS/Special to the Standard-Examiner)

Bryon Saxton
Jun 8 2013 - 2:04pm

CLINTON -- An independent necropsy performed on Athena, a 13-month-old English mastiff who bled out and died after an April 9 spay procedure, revealed the death was likely due to a blood coagulation problem, says a Clinton veterinarian who assisted in the operation.Kathleen Ford on Friday shared information contained in a report generated by...

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West Point neighbors shocked by murders, say suspect 'a really good kid'

Davis County Sheriff Todd Richardson gives the department’s statement to the media Thursday outside the home where two boys, ages 4 and 10, were found dead with stab wounds Wednesday in West Point. The victims’ 15-year-old brother, Ava Vidinhar (below right), was booked on two counts of homicide into the Farmington Bay Youth Detention Center. Richardson says the initial investigation shows it was not a premeditated action by the teen but rather a “reactionary” one. (REYNALDO LEAL/Standard-Examiner)

Loretta Park
May 24 2013 - 12:16am

WEST POINT -- Neighbors are reeling from the shock of learning two young boys were stabbed to death Wednesday night.Aza Vidinhar, a 15-year-old brother of the boys, was booked on two counts of homicide into Farmington Bay Youth Detention Center, as of Thursday, said Davis County Sheriff Todd Richardson.The names of the young boys, ages 4 and 10,...

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Two children found dead in West Point home suffered stab wounds

Davis County Sheriff Todd Richardson gives the department's statement to members of the media outside the home where two boys were found dead in West Point, Thursday May 23, 2013. (REYNALDO LEAL/Standard-Examiner)

Loretta Park
May 23 2013 - 12:15pm

WEST POINT -- The bodies of two boys found dead in a West Point home on Wednesday suffered multiple knife wounds, police say.

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Box Elder deputy cleared in fatal shooting of motorist (video)

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Scott Schwebke
Dec 10 2012 - 11:34pm

CORINNE -- A deputy was justified in the fatal shooting of a motorist who tried to run him over with a car, Box Elder County Attorney Stephen R. Hadfield said Friday. Sheriff's Deputy Austin Bowcutt felt his life was in danger and his only option was to use deadly force against Troy Clark Burkinshaw, 52, of Sandy, Hadfield said in the five-page...

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Sheriff's office confirms two dead in Morgan plane crash

(NICHOLAS DRANEY/Standard-Examiner) A Utah Highway Patrol helicopter takes off to search for a downed airplane in Morgan County on Friday.

Michael McFall, Scott Schwebke
Feb 10 2012 - 9:25pm

MOUNTAIN GREEN -- Daleray Madewell, 47, died doing the two things he loved: flying and helping people. He had been flying 36-year-old Jennifer Sebesta back to Douglas, Wyo., from the Morgan County Airport after she saw her grandmother in Salt Lake City, said Doug McDuff, a friend who knew him for years. The two were supposed to be back by...

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GALLERY: Nelson Mandela dies at 95

 In this Aug. 11, 1998 file photo, South African President Nelson Mandela, right, and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat gesture during a meeting in Cape Town, South Africa. South Africa's president Jacob Zuma says, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, that Mandela has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Sasa Kralj, File)

The Associated Press
Dec 5 2013 - 4:15pm

Former S. African President Nelson Mandela died Dec. 5, 2013, at the age of 95. Here are some of the highlights of his iconic life from the Associated Press.

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VIDEO: S. Ogden couple ask car thieves to return keepsakes of their dead son

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 28 2014 - 6:55am

SOUTH OGDEN - A family was shocked after waking up in the morning to go to church Sunday, only to find that their car was stolen overnight. But it isn't the missing car that has the couple so frustrated and heartbroken, it's what was inside. 

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GALLERY: Nelson Mandela dies at 95

 In this Aug. 11, 1998 file photo, South African President Nelson Mandela, right, and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat gesture during a meeting in Cape Town, South Africa. South Africa's president Jacob Zuma says, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, that Mandela has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Sasa Kralj, File)

The Associated Press
Dec 5 2013 - 4:15pm

Former S. African President Nelson Mandela died Dec. 5, 2013, at the age of 95. Here are some of the highlights of his iconic life from the Associated Press.

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VIDEO: Nine more road deaths in 2013 than last summer in Utah

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Sep 5 2013 - 10:31pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- In 2013, nine more people died on Utah roads during the 100 deadliest days of summer than last year -- a disturbing reality for state transportation officials.

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VIDEO: Ogden company can scatter cremains from the air

Mark Saal, Standard-Examiner staff
Sep 4 2013 - 12:11am

Russell Whetton remembers vividly the first time someone asked him to scatter a loved one's ashes from an airplane.It was 1955, he was working for a funeral home in San Diego, and he had his pilot's license. He had rented a plane to scatter the remains out over the ocean."I didn't think about the negative pressure in the cockpit," he chuckles. "I...

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GALLERY: Arizona wildfire claims 19 firefighters

A home burns amidst the Yarnell Hill Fire in Yarnell, Ariz. on Sunday, June 30, 2013. The fire started Friday and picked up momentum as the area experienced high temperatures, low humidity and windy conditions. It has forced the evacuation of residents in the Peeples Valley area and in the town of Yarnell. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Story)

The Associated Press
Jul 1 2013 - 12:31pm

On June 30, 2013 a wildfire that killed 19 members of his crew near the town was moving fast and fueled by hot, dry conditions. The fire started with a lightning strike on Friday and spread to 2,000 acres on Sunday amid triple-digit temperatures.

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Clinton veterinarian tells hospital’s side in dog's death

Veterinarian Kathleen Ford, seen Friday at the Quail Pointe Veterinary Hospital in Clinton, has been at the center of a public storm regarding the death of an English mastiff at the hospital.  (KERA WILLIAMS/Special to the Standard-Examiner)

Bryon Saxton
Jun 8 2013 - 2:04pm

CLINTON -- An independent necropsy performed on Athena, a 13-month-old English mastiff who bled out and died after an April 9 spay procedure, revealed the death was likely due to a blood coagulation problem, says a Clinton veterinarian who assisted in the operation.Kathleen Ford on Friday shared information contained in a report generated by...

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GALLERY: The Matthew David Stewart case: A look back

File photo (STANDARD-EXAMINER)

Standard-Examiner staff
May 24 2013 - 9:13am

The family of Matthew David Stewart posted on Facebook this morning that the 38-year-old Ogden resident had been found dead in his jail cell the morning of May 24. Weber Morgan Narcotics Strike Force who forcibly entered Stewart’s Ogden home on Jan. 4, 2012 with guns drawn to serve the warrant authorized by a judge as a “knock and announce” warrant. Stewart is accused of shooting six officers, Jared Francom fatally, and was himself wounded. He faces the death penalty for Francom’s death. Stewart was also charged with seven counts of attempted aggravated murder, a first-degree felony; and production of a controlled substance, a second-degree felony.

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West Point neighbors shocked by murders, say suspect 'a really good kid'

Davis County Sheriff Todd Richardson gives the department’s statement to the media Thursday outside the home where two boys, ages 4 and 10, were found dead with stab wounds Wednesday in West Point. The victims’ 15-year-old brother, Ava Vidinhar (below right), was booked on two counts of homicide into the Farmington Bay Youth Detention Center. Richardson says the initial investigation shows it was not a premeditated action by the teen but rather a “reactionary” one. (REYNALDO LEAL/Standard-Examiner)

Loretta Park
May 24 2013 - 12:16am

WEST POINT -- Neighbors are reeling from the shock of learning two young boys were stabbed to death Wednesday night.Aza Vidinhar, a 15-year-old brother of the boys, was booked on two counts of homicide into Farmington Bay Youth Detention Center, as of Thursday, said Davis County Sheriff Todd Richardson.The names of the young boys, ages 4 and 10,...

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