S. Lynn Loosli was called home to his Heavenly Father on Thursday, February 12, 2009, leaving behind a legacy of love, family and friends.
Lynn was born on July 25, 1935, in St. Anthony, to Stanley and Katie Loosli. He spent his early years on his family's farm. While growing up, Lynn says he had only one dream — becoming a farmer. He attended schools in Ashton, where he participated in football and basketball. Lynn was also active in the Future Farmer's of America and received the prestigious National Star Farmer award. He was elected as a National Vice-President of the FFA and traveled all over the United States promoting the program. Lynn graduated in 1953 from North Fremont High School .
Lynn attended Utah State Agricultural College in Logan, and became a nominee for the Rhodes Scholar. Instead of taking this award, he continued in the agricultural field and graduated in 1957. That fall he entered the military to fulfill his ROTC commitment and then returned to Ashton to farm. His first project was raising eight acres of potatoes, followed the next year by seven registered Hereford heifers. Lynn continued raising potatoes and cattle, just on a much larger scale.
On December 19, 1956, he married Portia Reeves of Brigham City, Utah, in the Logan L.D.S. Temple. They became the parents of nine children.
Lynn was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as a bishop in the Ricks College 18th ward, a bishop's counselor, and various other church callings in his home ward.
In 2000, Lynn and his wife were called to serve in the Canada Halifax Mission. This proved to be one of the highlights of their marriage. They returned twice to Nova Scotia in the next few years to visit special friends they met there.
He served with his wife as an officiator in the Idaho Falls Temple for four years and was currently serving in the Rexburg Temple.
Lynn was active in local and state politics and served for six years in the Idaho State Legislature for District 28. He truly cherished that experience.
Lynn was active in many civic groups including the Rotary Club, Republican Party, and American Legion. He also served on numerous farming and irrigation boards including the Committee of Nine for 12 years. In 1995, Lynn was inducted into the Agricultural Hall of Fame. Lynn also continued with his love of cattle and served on several boards, this year will be the 35th annual Loosli Bull Sale.
His great love was his wife, his children and spouses, and his especially his grandchildren. Lynn was always proud to tell everyone how wonderful they were. He often said, "There is hardly a day goes by that we don't hear something wonderful about them." He loved watching the local sport teams, especially when his children or grandchildren were involved.
Lynn is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Portia; children, Kathryn (M.J.) Pritchett of Piedmont, CA, Brian (Karen) Loosli of Ashton, Bruce (Connie) Loosli of Irvine, CA, Michelle Loosli of Arlington, VA, Joel (Barbara) Loosli of Riverton, UT, Jayne (Mel) Henderson of Falcon, CO, Sara (David) Kimball of Helotes, TX, Jared (Saren) Loosli of St. George, UT, and Aaron (Michelle) Loosli of Salt Lake City ; a sister, Carol (Barton) Jensen of Rexburg; a brother, Curtis (Marina) Loosli of Idaho Falls; a sister, Carol (Barton) Jensen of Rexburg; a brother, Curtis (Marina) Loosli of Idaho Falls; and 29 grandchildren.
Lynn was preceded in death by his parents; sister Gayle (Bob) Wynn of New Port Beach, CA.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 17, at the Ashton LDS Stake Center, 516 N. Second Street, with Bishop Lynn Ballard officiating. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Stake Center, and Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. also at the church prior to services. Burial will be in the Pineview Cemetery
under the direction of Baxter Funeral Home. Military rites will be conducted by the Ashton American Legion.
Jeffery Wayne Jenkins, 47, of Ashton, died Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at the Ashton Living Center after a long battle with cancer. He was born July 10, 1961, in Ashton, to Wayne and Beverly Ostermiller Jenkins.
He attended school in Ashton and graduated from North Fremont High School in 1979. He attended Eastern Idaho Technical College in Idaho Falls and then transferred to the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, where he earned his Associates Degree in Agriculture Business.
He married Portia Cherry on August 20, 1983. They had two daughters, Allison and Kelsey. He and Portia later divorced. He was married to Debi Yazbek and they later divorced.
Jeff took over Paul Cherry Farms in 1985 and grew seed potatoes east of Ashton since that time. He loved farming and was a member of the Ashton Seed Growers Association and the Potato Growers of Idaho. He was president of the Board of Directors of the Marysville Canal Company at the time of his death.
He had a passion for snowmachining and won many trophies racing snowmobiles with his closest friends. He was a member of the Targhee Ridge Runners. He also enjoyed horseback riding and the annual trip to hunting camp.
He is survived by his daughters, Allison Jenkins of Bozeman, Montana, Kelsey Jenkins of Boise; mother, Beverly Jenkins of Ashton; brother, Scott Jenkins of Ashton; sister, Debbie (Matt) Davis of Ashton; grandmother, Phyllis Jenkins of Ashton; mother-in-law, Sonja Cherry of Ashton; brother-in-law, Cade Cherry of Enfield, Connecticut; sister-in-law, Andrea (Andy) Taylor of San Jose, California; nephews, Ryan (Michelle) VanTeylingen of Rifle, Colorado, Chance (Courtney) Jenkins of Silt, Colorado, Andy Bollinger of Billings, Montana; niece, Amy (Mark) Kohler of Littleton, Colorado; and good friend, Steve Beauchamp.
He is preceded in death by his father, Wayne Jenkins; grandfather, Merlin Jenkins; grandfather, George Ostermiller; grandmother, Katherine Ostermiller; and father-in-law, Paul Cherry.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 16 at the Ashton LDS Stake Center, 516 North Second Street. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. and Monday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. both at the Stake Center. Burial will be in the Pineview Cemetery
under the direction of Baxter Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for Sarcoma Research to the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, or a charity of your choice, in memory of Jeff.
Elizabeth 'Myrtle Pretty Coos' Smart Enemy
Coup Strike is Well Known
PRYOR - The oldest living Crow member, Elizabeth Smart Enemy, 99, died in her home in Pryor, from natural causes, on Feb. 14, 2009.
She was known as Myrtle Pretty Coos and came into the world on a hillside near Red Lodge as snow was starting to thaw, on Oct. 16, 1909. She was born to Stanislaus Hears Every Way and Ruth Whiteman, a member of the Big Lodge clan and a child of the same. She later had two younger brothers, Sam Rides Horse Sr., and Harvey Big Lake Sr., and a younger sister, Vernice Big Lake.
She started her school years in Pryor, riding to school on horseback and the first school bus she knew was a wagon drawn by a team. On the coldest of days in the winter, they would bundle up with blankets and tanned hides. She completed schooling up to the seventh grade.
She was adopted into the Sacred Tobacco Society when she was 14 years old by Bear Below and his wife in 1923. She participated in this Society actively through her life.
She and her husband were given many persons to adopt in this society. Among them are: Gladiolus, Lois Ann and Otelia Crooked Arm; Raphelle and Vera Jane He Does It; Lawrence and Robert Flat Lip; Dan, Dan Jr., and Carlene Old Elk. Her first adopted child was Melda Cloud Goes Ahead. In addition, she and her late husband were asked to be song givers to many.
She married Fred "John" Smart Enemy in March 1927 and they lived as man and wife, successfully living in Pryor in their home until his passing on in Oct. 16, 1979. From this union, they had several children. The surviving children are Clara Big Lake and Fred Jr. She outlived the rest of her children.
She became a member of the Native American Religion with her husband and participated in this faith through her life. There were many young men and women that she prayed for and brought water in for in primary meetings, and the celebration meetings that were sponsored on successful graduation from school. She tirelessly and faithfully continued these prayers on to completion of college degree programs for some. There were young men who went into the Armed Services during World War II and the Korean conflict that she prayed for. She and her husband sponsored a peyote meeting for two brothers-in-law, Barney and Hank, upon their safe return from overseas during World War II.
Her home was a place many stopped at when they came to Pryor. She served them the best she had and made them a bed if they chose to stay the weekend.
She was a lady who had many outstanding qualities but the most outstanding was her kindness. She was a lady who never used temper; she had a way of talking to persons in a quiet gentle manner, and the message she delivered was heard and understood.
Her father had her take part in a battle re-enactment when she was 14 years old. This was a mock battle where they charge the enemy to be the first to strike first coup. As dawn was breaking, many proven and successful warriors were sponsoring young men for this re-enactment. As the charge started, she astride a gray horse, swung to the very outside of the bunch and outraced them all to the target enemy. She struck first coup, beating all these young men. She was the only lady to accomplish such a feat and a warrior homecoming song was made in her honor, sung as the victory celebration started. From this, she named a granddaughter "Takes First on a Gray Horse."
She and her husband held the respect of many Crow people and of many people throughout Indian America.
She and her husband were asked to adopt John F. Kennedy when he was campaigning to be President of the United States. Fred told the group, "he is a special man and about my age. I will take him as my special friend." This term "my friend" holds special significance when announced publicly, as he did for President Kennedy.
The Plenty Coups Warriors were her team. She was recently declared the number one fan of the Warriors.
Her husband, several children and grandchildren preceded her in death.
Survivors include her oldest daughter, Clara Big Lake; and son, Fred "Stuffy" Smart Enemy; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; extended families include the Hawk, Bird Hat, Emma Rides Horse, Rock Above, Joe and Gladys Ten Bear family, Alex Plain Feather, Bad Boy of the Crow; Grace Kills the Boy, Iron Maker, Raining Bird and the Chief Goes Out family of Rocky Boy and all the relatives of her late husband.
Her family is large; the respected afforded her by many in her lifetime is greatly appreciated. It is hard during this time and remembering all is next to impossible. There are many of you who cared for her. If we have unintentionally omitted your family names, please accept our apology. You cared for her in her lifetime; we know and we thank you for what you have done for her.
Rosary will be recited 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, in the Bullis Funeral Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb.18, at the Pryor St. Charles Catholic Mission. Interment will follow in the Smart Enemy Family Cemetery. Bullis Mortuary of Hardin has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Larry R. Burch
ISLAND PARK – Larry Richard Burch, 54, passed away Saturday, February 21, 2009 of a heart attack while he was doing what he loved – snowmobiling with his boys.
He was born March 20, 1954 in Ogden, the only son of Richard Henry “Whitey” and Renee Spencer Burch. He attended schools in Washington Terrace and graduated from Bonneville High School.
Larry married Debra K. Vlaanderen in 1971. Together they had three wonderful children. They later divorced. Larry married the love of his life, Connie Marshall Lindsay in 1983. They lived in Roy where they raised their children.
Connie and Larry moved to Island Park in 1997, where they made custom log furniture in West Yellowstone.
Following in his father’s footsteps, he cut and sold Christmas trees each holiday season with his boys. He was self employed as an owner/operator in the heavy construction industry.
He loved spending time with his family and friends hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and being outdoors.
Larry was an amazing father figure to so many – all his boys and also all of their friends. Everyone was included and welcome at his home and Larry wanted everyone to enjoy themselves as much as he enjoyed entertaining them. Everyone looked forward to his annual New Year’s trips.
Our beautiful son, when you left your earthly body to join your Heavenly Father, our hearts went with you. We are looking forward to the time that we will be able to hold and kiss you again. Take care, our son, for you will be in our prayers forever more.
Larry is survived by his loving wife, Connie Marshall Burch, Wellsville, UT; his children, Blu (Amber) Burch, West Point, UT; Colby (Abby) Burch, Stoddard, UT; Jaime (Nate) Wilson, West Haven, UT; Paul (Becky) Lindsay, Clinton, UT; Matt Lindsay, Idaho Falls; Marshall (Denise) Lindsay, Wellsville, UT; and Scott (Carrie) Lindsay, South Ogden, UT. “Grandpa Larry” will be greatly missed by his 16 grandchildren.
Also surviving are his parents of Washington Terrace, UT; and sisters, Shelley (John) Clark, South Ogden, UT; and Becky (Mike) Meehan, Syracuse, UT.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, at 2 p.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd., Ogden, UT.
Friends may call at the mortuary on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Timothy Scott Buehner
On March 2, 2009, after a courageous 11-month battle with cancer, Timothy Scott Buehner peacefully passed away at home surrounded by his loving family. Tim was born on February 27, 1962 in Littleton, CO. to Timothy F. Buehner and Naomi K. Feigal.
Tim grew up in Salt Lake City. He graduated from Granite High School in 1980 and attended the University of Utah; he graduated from Utah Technical College in 1984. Tim loved the outdoors and especially cherished the summers he and his cousins spent at the Buehner Beach House in Southern California at Balboa Beach.
He married the love of his life and faithful companion, Debra Davis, on December 2, 1989 and settled in the Newport Beach, CA. area, where he worked for his father and grandfather in the family business, Buehner Concrete.
In 1998, Tim began his career as West Coast Sales Manager for the Pavestone Company and moved his family to Henderson, NV. He loved his job and especially the relationships he fostered with his colleagues, whom he referred to as his “Pavestone Family.” During his13 years with Pavestone, Tim received many awards and was promoted to National Sales Manager. Pavestone continued to play an integral part in Tim’s life during his illness. Their tremendous support is appreciated and will never be forgotten.
Tim loved spending time with his family boating on Lake Powell, hiking the mountains of Southern Utah, snowmobiling, and riding his Harley. He especially loved the time spent at the cabin in Island Park. Tim was at his happiest when spending time puttering around ‘the little old brick house’ Debbie and he purchased in Panguitch, Utah.
Tim leaves a legacy filled with love, courage, strength and above all else, his contagious sense of humor.
He leaves behind his wife, companion, and sweetheart, Debbie Davis Buehner; four beautiful children: Brett Buehner, Grant Hiller, Brooke (Josh) Draper, and Breanna Buehner, who are deeply saddened by the early departure of their father, but will forever be grateful to have a true hero as their role model. Tim also leaves behind wonderful parents, Naomi K. Feigal and Timothy F. and Martsie Buehner; brother, Curt (Dione) Buehner; sisters, Christine (Tom) Nielson; Brittney (Roger) Kent. Tim’s loving, fun spirit will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Irene and Paul Buehner, Naomi May and Wilford Lee Keener and an aunt, Linda Buehner Marsh.
The family wishes to extend its sincere thanks and gratitude to the Nevada Cancer Institute, St. Rose Hospitals and Hospice, and the members of the LDS Carnegie Ward in Henderson, NV.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at the Winder 2nd Ward in Salt Lake City. Interment was in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
The family wishes donations be made in the name of Tim Buehner to the Nevada Cancer Institute, One Breakthrough Way, 10441 West Twain Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89135.