Todd Raymond Moon

Todd Raymond Moon

Todd Raymond Moon was born December 25th, 1962 in Salt Lake City, Utah and passed away October 31st, 2022 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma following a heart attack and stroke. Todd is the son of Raymond Heber Moon (deceased) and Donna Diane Watson. His siblings are Diana (Johnson), Robert and Colleen (Sorensen). Todd’s early years were spent living in Salt Lake City, Yuma, Tempe, Tucson and Mesa. In January of 1981 he received his Eagle Scout rank. He graduated from Mountain View High School in Mesa and also graduated from Mesa Community College and Arizona State University with his bachelor's in communications, and was nearly complete with his masters in criminal justice. He was ordained to the office of an Elder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a mission in the Alabama Burmingham area. In 1987 he met the love of his life, Cherie Black the daughter of Leo H. Black (deceased) and Wilma Viva Galbreath (deceased). Todd and Cherie were married in the Mesa temple on the 16th of October 1987 and over the next 35 years built a beautiful life together raising their two sons, Jeremiah Todd Moon and Joshua Raymond Moon. While most of his passion would often go towards his "out-of-this-world" Halloween and Christmas yard displays, the rest of the year he could be found putting his whole heart towards serving his community, friends and family through his years with EMS as a Firefighter and EMT. His efforts will not be forgotten with countless hours of service with Toys for Tots, Moab Animal Rescue, helping with Cheries daycare and even coordinating and facilitating the positive use of CBD treatment options with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, which resulted with meetings with the general authorities and even the Prophet. Todd's love for his family and community didn't stop there, as cherie and him would constantly find ways to help and contribute to the scouting program, shaping and molding the youth of the community in so many ways. When it came to helping those in need, Todd was often the first to arrive and the last to leave. As a seasoned and devoted firefighter, another way of extending his reach to current and future generations was to dedicate his time to training for the Utah Fire and Rescue Academy, traveling all across the state training other firefighters. All his life Todd strived to blaze new trails, to educate others and to share the beauties that so many of us would pass right by. Even though we will miss his updates and photos of storms and other events, I'm sure he will have his hands full as he reports for duty for his new divine calling. Thank you Todd, for the moments we've all shared and the strength you've given us through the years. For now we are code 4 (all safe and scene is secure) on our end and we look forward to that day we will all see you again. A special thanks to those who had a part in helping take care of Todd's medical needs, friends that helped Jeremiah get out to be with Todd and all the prayers and love shone to the family through these hard times. Your kindness and love does not go unnoticed.
William Paul Curtis

William Paul Curtis

William Paul Curtis returned to his heavenly home on October 18, 2022, in Provo Utah. He passed away from complications of pneumonia and kidney failure. He was born February 5, 1952 in Salina, Utah to William Garth Curtis and Renee Newman. He is the second of four children, David, Cassandra, and Scott. He grew up in the Salt Lake Valley. He graduated from Murray High school in May of 1970 and attended Utah State University for a year before serving a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Germany West Mission. After his mission he returned to Utah State University and received his bachelor’s degree in general range management. He married Carolee Redd on September 22, 1978 in the Salt Lake Temple. He worked for the Bureau of Land Management as a range conservationist for 32 years, 30 of which were out of the Monticello office. He loved seeing the country and working with the ranchers. Throughout his life he enjoyed many hobbies including ranching, fishing, hunting, leatherwork, woodworking, trapping and shooting prairie dogs, growing and selling pumpkins, supporting and watching his children play school sports, being involved in the scouting program and being in the outdoors. He loved retirement and filled it with the things he loved. He sprayed weeds, did some consulting for some ranchers, worked in his yard, shoveled snow, served as an ordinance worker in the Monticello temple, helped his good friend Casey Veach, enjoyed his grandchildren and had his own cows to watch over. He loved the gospel of Jesus Christ and had a strong testimony of its importance in his life. He was a great example of dedication and commitment to righteous living. He enjoyed serving those around him. He served in whatever calling he was asked to do. Paul and Carolee raised six children, Clinton Paul, Cody Jay, Kyle Taylor, Kristalee, Kedric Wayne, and Kelvin Redd. He is survived by his spouse Carolee; children, Clint Curtis (Tonya) of Nephi, Utah, Cody Curtis (Rashelle) of Centerville, Utah, Kyle Curtis (Anna) of St. George, Utah, Kristalee Shumway (Adam) of Blanding, Utah, and Kedric Curtis (Kristine) of Monticello, Utah, and 16 grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, David Curtis (Diane), Cassandra Curtis, and Scott Curtis. He is preceded in death by his parents Garth and Renee Curtis, his youngest son Kelvin Curtis, and a niece McKenzie Curtis. Funeral services will be held on Saturday October 29, 2022, at the Monticello North Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 347 North 200 West, Monticello, Utah. The viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m., with the funeral following at 12:00 p.m. A virtual service option is available through the San Juan Mortuary website under Paul’s obituary. Interment to follow at Monticello Cemetery at 300 S, Monticello, Utah.
Ned James Palmer

Ned James Palmer

Ned James Palmer was born in Blanding, Utah on October 4th, 1943, to James Lynn and Fern Laws Palmer in his childhood home. He passed October 20th, 2022, holding the hand of his beloved wife and surrounded by family. Ned was the fourth of six children. His childhood was filled with horses, jeeps, hard work, a little mischief and lots of love. His brothers and him kept his sweet Mother on her toes with their daily shenanigans. Ned was a fantastic storyteller and loved retelling the tales of his younger years to friends and family. He loved his days on the ranch at Long Canyon followed by a delicious dinner and a full table. Rook, horseshoes, monopoly, homemade root beer and plenty of friendly banter were all key building blocks of his childhood. Ned graduated from San Juan High in 1961. While in High School, he kept busy playing football, basketball, running track and wreaking havoc. He was proud to be a San Juan Bronco. Morris Swenson was his coach in multiple sports. They created a friendship that lasted throughout the years. Ned even had the nerve to die on Morris’ 90th birthday to which Morris said, “he would try to steal my thunder”. After High School, Ned attended Dixie College on a track scholarship. To say Ned had a great time during these few years is a vast understatement. There were nights of stolen turkeys, water balloons thrown at cops, drag races and a dozen other alleged tales of early 60s. Somewhere during the memory making, we hope there were inklings of study. When Ned finished his stint at college, he found himself on a blind, double date in a café in Monticello. It was this night that his life changed forever. He walked in with his buddy, Nicky Black, to see a beautiful, tall, black-haired girl named Marilyn Bryant. Their connection was instant. Even though she wasn’t a “Blanding Girl”, she stole his heart. Ned and Marilyn were married March 7th, 1963, in Marilyn’s hometown, Parowan, Utah. They were later sealed in the St. George Temple. Marilyn was the love of his life, and he adored spending every second by her side. Together they built a life full of fun, laughter, adventure and a whole bunch of love. They welcomed four wonderful daughters who were their pride and joy. Terri, Sheila, Nedra and Collette. During this phase of life, their favorite memories included camping, cookouts, Lake Powel adventures, hole in the rock excursions, horse riding and chasing around 4 crazy girls. Christmastime was always an extravagant celebration in their home. Those memories are some that the girls will all hold dear. In 1982 their first grandchild was born and just like that, Ned was promoted to his most well-known title, Grandpa Ned. This child became Grandpa Ned’s first “son”. As “Grandpa Ned”, he found some of his greatest joys. On the day he died he had 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. He loved his grandkids with his whole heart. He was an intricate part of their daily lives. He celebrated their successes and worried for them during their trials. Grandpa Ned became a household name in the community. During the years, he welcomed many kids into his home who all felt comfortable calling him Grandpa. Any who entered his home could count on a sarcastic joke and a treat. If you are one who called him Grandpa, know that you were one of his. Grandpa and Grandma’s home became a place of refuge for many. Grandpa Ned was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He held an array of callings. He especially loved his time with the youth. He loved to laugh and joke and knew teenagers often did that best. Many teens lovingly referred to him as “Ned Nuggent” or “Ned Zeppelin”. He loved watching the Jazz and BYU. He of course knew more than the refs and coaches and would tell anyone who would listen. He loved following the San Juan Broncos in every sport. He was a regular at every game. He loved his beautiful wife with all his heart. He loved his daughters, and he loved his grandkids. He was their greatest supporter. He was his happiest when his family was close. Ned was preceded in death by his parents, four siblings, Linda Sparling, Kent Palmer, Jack Palmer, Jay Palmer and two Grandsons, Slade Streeper and Richard Monson. He is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn Palmer, daughters, Terri (Ray) Valdez, Sheila (Rich) Monson, Nedra (Carolee) Streeper, and Collette (Tom) Taylor. As well as his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
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Ida LaVerne Tate

Ida LaVerne Tate

Ida Laverne Powell Tate was born in Farmington, New Mexico on December 6, 1937. Her father was June Lawrence Powell and her mother was Virginia Aileen Bouse. She is survived by her brother Jerry Powell of Fawnskin, California. Her two sisters Eleanor June and Meredith Kay (Susie) Powell are deceased. Laverne grew up in Bluff, Utah where her father ran a trading post. LaVerne married Jackie (Jack) Lee Tate on July 11, 1956. They had 12 children with 10 still living. They are Bryan Tate (Rowena), Mitchell Tate (Salina), Jed Tate (Patricia), Jackie Tate (Jeppson), Julie Tate, Rita Ashton (Ken), Jaycen Tate (Lisa), Thelma Yazzie (Stacey), Arthur Tate (stillborn), Monte Tate (Leigh), Joshua Tate (Cammy), Jonathan Tate (Whitney). The first six children were born in Monticello, Utah and grew up in Blanding until December of 1968 when they moved to Eager, Arizona. Jack ran a logging business there until The Spring of 1979 when they moved back to Blanding. LaVerne was a homemaker and wife first and foremost. She loved and taught her children the Gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Mom taught 4H, and Cub scouts for many years. Laverne later got involved in a quarterly magazine called The Blue Mountain Shadows with Janet Wilcox. She was the photo editor for many years and then became the managing editor. She did this until she got cancer. She loved San Juan County and loved collecting pictures and stories about it. LaVerne had many callings in the church and loved being a wife and mother. She is survived by her children and spouses 51 grandchildren and 48 great grandchildren. Her husband Jack is deceased along with Rita and Arthur. We love our mother and will greatly miss her. She is happily reunited with her husband and 2 children. May she Rest In Peace.
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