Jack Keith Robinson

Jack Keith Robinson, 87, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, World War II veteran, coach, teacher and friend passed away in his sleep on June 9, 2011 in Saint George, Utah.

Jack was born February 26, 1924 to Paul G. Robinson and Ethel L. Paul in Rockford, Illinois.  Jack attended Thornton Township High School, Harvey, Illinois, where he played football and wrestled, and graduated in 1942.  After attending one year at the Kemper Military institute in Missouri, where he played football, he enlisted in the Army.  He volunteered for the paratroopers and was a member of the 11th Airborne, becoming a drill instructor at Fort Benning, Georgia.  He became a Pathfinder and asked to be reassigned to the front.  He was sent to the Pacific, and as a Pathfinder/Paratrooper was one of the first 32 to land in the retaking of the Philippines.  He also served in New Guinea, and was with the first troops into Tokyo after the bomb was dropped.  While in the army,  he boxed – was undefeated,  and played in the Army Navy football game played in the Philippines which ended in a 0 – 0 tie. After the war, Jack enrolled at the University of Illinois in physical education.  He was on the football and wrestling teams, and a member of Ray Elliot’s 1949 Illinois Rose Bowl team. 

On a blind date on September 28, 1946, he met his future wife Elinor Jean Anderson of Champaign, Illinois.  The following summer on June 28, 1947, they were married.  Their vows were renewed on their 61st anniversary at the wedding of their granddaughter Wendy on June 28, 2008.

In the early fifties Jack “competed” briefly as an undefeated professional wrestler under the moniker of “Little Samson”. Jack graduated with a BS from the University of Illinois in 1950 and joined the faculty and coaching staff of Thornton Township High School.  In 1952, he received his Master’s Degree, also from the University of Illinois.  For ten years he served as freshman/ sophomore football coach and varsity assistant wrestling coach.  His 1956 sophomore football team was undefeated at 9-0 and only allowed 2 points against the entire season.  His wrestling teams won 4 state championships, with over 20 individual champions and 60 place winners.  

In 1960 Jack became the Head Football and Wrestling coach at the newly opened Thornridge High School in Dolton, Illinois.  Assembling a first time team, they won the first game in the school’s history, a victory over Bradley.  His 1966 team was undefeated and voted the mythical state championship by several polls.  In 1968, he took over as head Wrestling coach and assistant football coach for the University of Illinois.  In 1973 Jack moved to Utah where he became the Defensive Coordinator under Phil Krueger for the Utah State University Aggies. In 1975 he returned to Thornridge High School as Athletic Director.  After several years, Jack returned to coaching in 1981 as Head Football coach for SkyView High School in Smithfield Utah, leading the Bobcats to successive winning seasons and a conference championship.   From 1983 through 1985, Jack returned to Utah State University as Assistant Head Football Coach under Chris Pella for Utah State University.  In 1986, Jack returned to the high school football coaching ranks at Mountain Crest in Providence Utah.  In 1986, Jack’s first year, he lead Mountain Crest to the final four in the state tournament, and in 1987 Mountain Crest won the Utah State 3A championship over SkyView before over 20,000 at USU’s Romney stadium.  Jack was also selected as the Utah 3A Football Coach of the Year.    Jack then retired, with one final head coaching assignment in the summer of 1988, he lead the Utah 3A All Stars to victory over the 4A All Stars for one of the few times the smaller schools upset the larger schools.  Although retired, Jack continued to consult with the Logan, SkyView and Mountain Crest programs.  In the mid-nineties, Jack came out of retirement to lead a team of Utah/Idaho all stars to a series of exhibitions in Australia and New Zealand.  

In 1979, Jack was inducted into the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association (IWCOA) Hall of Fame, and was selected as the Grand Marshall for the Illinois High School Individual State Tournament in 1981.

This past April, Jack was again honored by the IWCOA with a Lifetime Achievement Award.  Jack and his family returned to the Chicago area forthe IWCOA annual banquet to receive the award and were reunited with many of his former champions.

Jack is survived by his wife Jean, his children: Mike Robinson (Kathy Hooten), Mari Jill Benson (Dick), Susan Fletcher.  His grand children:  Wendy Chase (Lawrence), John Robinson (Jenny), Patrick Robinson (Brittany), Michelle Campbell (Steve), Ross Benson (Mandy), Sean Fletcher, Scott Fletcher, and Andrew Fletcher.  His great-grand children: James Robinson, Grace Robinson, Jack Robinson, Bradley Campbell, Jessica Campbell (deceased January 2011), Noah Chase and Rawley Benson.  

Funeral Services will be held on Monday June 13 at 1 p.m. at the Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church, 920 Tonaquint, Saint George, Utah.

Lois Reger

Lois Kirk Reger, age 79, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2011 in St. George, UT. She was born June 17, 1932 in Pleasant Grove, UT to Wallace Robert Kirk and Cora Eleanor Tomlinson Kirk, who have since preceded her in death.

She is survived by her sons Robert Lynn Reger and his wife Terry and Hans Vaun Reger and his wife Barbara; daughters Jan Lois Reger and Corrie Sue Reger Brown and her husband Ray Brown; brother James Lowell Kirk. She is preceded in death by brothers Glenn Ray Kirk, William John Kirk, Lynn T. Kirk and sisters Genele Kirk Ekrut, Dee Anne Kirk Remington.               

Funeral services will be Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 So. Bluff Street, St. George, UT. A visitation will be held from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 25th at the mortuary. Interment will be at the Ivins City Cemetery following the funeral services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Redcliffs Regional Rehabilitation and Convalescent Center at 1745 E. 280 N., St. George, UT 84790 or call (435) 628-7770 activities department.

Karl Alfred Schurter

Karl Alfred Schurter was born June 22, 1937 and raised in Glendale AZ by his native Swiss parents, Karl and Martha Schurter.

Karl was called to serve a mission to the Northern States Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Upon returning from his mission, he enlisted in the Army Reserves and was stationed at Fort Ord near Monterey CA.  There he met Donna Elaine Millett and were married in the Los Angeles Temple.  They settled in Lake Arrowhead CA, where they raised their three children.  Karl worked for Cal-Trans for 30+ years, retiring in 1998.  Donna passed away on September 29, 1999.  In January 2000, Karl met Dora Babcock Wymer and they were married on April 8, 2000 in the St. George Temple and resided in Dammeron Valley, UT.  Shortly after, Karl was diagnosed with cancer, but was blessed to survive.  Later on, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, which he succumbed to on June 5, 2011.  Karl’s wrestle with these illnesses was eased by the tireless efforts of his sweetheart and companion Dora.

Karl was a devoted member of the LDS church, a faithful worker in the St. George Temple and enjoyed service work such as donating blood and volunteering at Tuacahn.  Karl’s interests included traveling, hiking, backpacking, and working outdoors.  Karl was very strong, compassionate and loved serving others.

Karl is survived by his sisters Caroline Johnson and Lillian Allen; wife Dora; children Elaine Schurter, Karl Rodney (Natalie) Schurter, John Eduard (Haley) Schurter, Ricky D (Cinda) Wymer, Eddy Lee Wymer, James Earl (Tabitha) Wymer and John David Wymer. 

Karl is preceded in death by his parents; sisters Marion Lamb and Ann Harman; wife Donna Schurter; daughter-in-law Holly Wymer.

Patricia Jean Winters

Patricia entered this world, the daughter of William Vernon Carter and Lydia Angeline Ferguson, on May 3, 1928 in Claypool, Gila, Arizona.

It was in Claypool that Pat lived the first 12 years of her life and began developing her talents. She was given dance lessons as well as piano lessons. This was during the difficult Depression years and with money being scarce her mother paid for the lessons by giving the piano teacher finger-wave hair styles. Pat’s talent playing the piano became so evident that at the age of eight years old she became the Sunday School pianist in the ward in Miami. She enjoyed her music and through the years continued to develop her ability and progressed to Ward Organist, Stake Organist, performing solos, accompanying the various choirs and soloists during their performances in every area in which she resided. Throughout her life and her many moves, Pat remained actively involved with music and shared her talent with so many. Upon her graduation from High School in Kanab, Utah, Pat went to California to attend college. It was there that she met John Raymond Winters and they were married in Los Angeles County, California, where they lived for many years. Their marriage was blessed with three lovely daughters, Jill Christine (Hansen), Jan Caroline, and Joni Lee (Fulmer) who were all born in Los Angeles, California.

Patricia enjoyed traveling and visiting various areas of the world, including Spain where she enjoyed her visits with her oldest daughter, Jill and her family who were living there at the time. Earlier, she made many trips with her three daughters to visit her sister Kay, in Maryland so that in spite of the many miles separation all the first cousins came know each other and developed a close relationship while enjoying visiting the National Historical locations on the East Coast.

Upon moving from California, Pat lived first in Kanab and then in St. George where she enjoyed spending her retirement years.

Patricia died June 4, 2011 leaving her three daughters, Jill Winters Hansen of New Harmony, UT, Jan Winters of Cedar City, UT, and Joni Winters Fulmer of Henderson, NV. She leaves 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held for family and close friends the first week in July.

Jayden “JJ” Gregery Buchwitz

Hurricane, Utah – Our precious little Jayden, 2, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2011 at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was surrounded by his family. Jayden was born April 16, 2009 in St. George, Utah to Christina Renee Brown and Jason Alan Buchwitz.

Jayden’s big brown eyes and smile could melt your heart. His laugh was very contagious. Everyone who knew him loved him. He was so full of life and always happy to be around people. He will be greatly missed by all of us.

He is survived by his parents, Jason and Bree Buchwitz and Christina Brown and Heath Serna; his big brother, Jaxson Buchwitz; siblings: Josh, Jordan, Jasey, Kayla, Toren and Sienna; and step-sisters: Sarina, Trinity, Ashden, Scout and Elizabeth. He is also survived by grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Graveside services will be held Friday, July 1, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the Hurricane City Cemetery. A visitation will be held Friday, prior to services, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Metcalf Hurricane Valley Mortuary, 140 North Main Street, Hurricane, Utah.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Hurricane Valley Mortuary, (435) 635-9922.

Barbara Louise Reboulet

St. George, UT – Barbara Louise Reboulet, 75, passed away June 23, 2011 in St. George, Utah. She was born on August 22, 1935 to Kurt Harold Berg and Marjorie Jane Carey Berg in Dayton, Ohio. She married Gerald C. Reboulet on February 23, 1980, their marriage was later solemnized in the Chicago LDS Temple on December 28, 1985.

Barbara retired from the WP Air Force Base in Ohio after 32 years of service. She was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1985. Barbara and Gerald moved to St. George, in 1990. Barbara is survived by her husband, Gerald, her brother, Leon Bruce Berg of North Carolina, nephew, Shaun Berg of Florida, step-daughter, Michele Reboulet of St. George, UT and several cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 27th at 11:00 a.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah. A visitation will be held from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services at the mortuary. Interment will be in the St. George City Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the LDS Perpetual Education Fund.

Nolan Ryan Anderson

St. George, Utah – Nolan Ryan Anderson was encircled in the arms of our Savior’s love on June 22, 2011. He passed away peacefully in his sleep at home while taking a nap after playing games with his brothers.

Nolan was born in Soda Springs Idaho on May 13th 1993. He was the third of 6 sons born to Ryan and Lorna Anderson. He was a calm and gentle baby sleeping all through the night on his first night home. A 35 hour labor and his gentle personality, gave his parents early indication that Nolan was going to be a special child. At age one he contracted meningitis that lead to complications including hydrocephalus and stroke. The impaired use of the right side of his body and learning challenges served as tools for Nolan to learn amazing patience, courage and determination, always exceeding expectations.

Nolan attended Special Needs Preschool and grades K -5 in Soda Springs Idaho. He participated in the CWHOG downhill ski program where he learned the fine art of “pizza” and “French fry” skiing techniques. He loved the snow and would spend hours playing with his brothers and friends. He participated in many little league sports. He particularly enjoyed the youth bowling league for several years, Nolan loved the water and learned how to swim in the Bailey Creek Pool. He made lifelong friends in Soda Springs and loved to return as often as he could. Nolan’s family moved to St. George, Utah 2005 where he attended Lava Ridge Intermediate, Snow Canyon Middle School and was currently enrolled as a Senior at Tuacahn High School for the Performing Arts. Nolan loved music throughout his life. He played the drums, trumpet and left handed piano. He loved band particularly the marching band. He loved to dance and was a great bass singer. Nolan was a member of the Jr. SHARKS swim team for three years and a member of the Snow Canyon Swim Team as a 9th grader. He was also a member of the SC Middle School Madrigal Choir his 8th and 9th grade years. Nolan was active in the BSA Troop 518 and completed his Eagle Scout Award and will receive his posthumous award at an Eagle Court of Honor in August. Nolan organized the sewing of 10 quilts that were donated to Primary Children’s Hospital. Nolan had recently become very interested in genealogy and was doing indexing work and was approved to volunteer at the Family History Center for the LDS church in St. George. He was currently serving as the First Assistant to the Bishop in Priest Quorum in the Snow Canyon 5th Ward. While attending Tuacahn High School he was active in choir and musical theater. Some of his favorite roles were in “White Christmas” “When” and in ” All Shook up.” He also enjoyed community theater productions and ward choir with his family. He took incredible pride in announcing that he was a member of the Tuacahn High School Madrigal Choir and wore his choir hoodie with pride nearly every waking hour. He was pushed and stretched to learn complex dance steps and blocking in the musicals. Singing in foreign languages with accappella precision in Madrigals and difficult academic classes while attending Tuacahn, but couldn’t wait for next year to start.

Nolan is survived by his parents, Ryan and Lorna Anderson of St. George, a brother Andrew and wife Clarissa of Provo, Utah, and brothers Elder Clark Anderson,Vitoria Brazil Mission and Hayden, Austin and Isaac all of St. George, Utah. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Julia Hatch Robbins.

Funeral services will be held Monday, June 27, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Snow Canyon LDS Stake Center, 1184 North Dixie Downs Road, St. George, Utah. Visitations will be held Sunday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd. and on Monday, prior to services, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Stake Center. Interment will follow at the Tonaquint Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221.

A memorial gathering will be held in the LDS Cultural Hall at 281 East Hooper Ave. in Soda Springs, Idaho from 4-6 pm on Sunday, July 3rd. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to the Nolan Ryan Anderson Memorial Performance Fund at Tuacahn High School. Proceeds will be used to support individual and group needs for the Madrigal Choir and Musical Theater programs.

Taylor Robert Bytheway

Santa Clara, Utah – Our dear, sweet, Taylor, 24, passed away peacefully June 17, 2011 in his home surrounded by his loved ones after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer. Taylor was born April 20, 1987 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Scott and Debi Bytheway.

His family moved to St. George, UT when he was three years old and has resided in Santa Clara for the past 20 years where he was loved by all who knew him. He was always an achiever and among those achievements was that of Eagle Scout. He graduated from Snow Canyon High School in 2005 where he received the “Sterling Student Award” for “Outstanding Accomplishments.” He was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with a strong testimony of the restored gospel. He served a full-time mission in the Maryland, Baltimore Mission which was the highlight of his life and where he developed many eternal friendships. Taylor will always be remembered for his big heart and contagious smile. He was an avid sports fan, especially of BYU, the Jazz and the Colts. He was always positive and had a terrific sense of humor; he was always able to make us laugh. Our hearts are broken with a tremendous void in our lives and words can not describe how much he will be missed until we meet again. We love you Taylor!

He is survived by his parents, Scott and Debi of Santa Clara; sister, Mindy (Bryan) Thomas; brothers: Jade (Kirsti) Bytheway and Derek Bytheway; two nephews; one niece; grandmothers: Ruth Bytheway and Kay Roesbery; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers: Ralph Bytheway and Robert Roesbery; and his cousin, Tyson Roesbery. The family would like to truly thank Dr. Kerry Stratford, everyone at Huntsman Cancer Center Hospital and Applegate Hospice, especially Shelley and Carol.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Santa Clara LDS Stake Center, 1706 Desert Dawn Drive, Santa Clara, Utah. Visitations will be held Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah and on Saturday, prior to services, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Stake Center.

Interment will be held Monday, June 27, 2011 at 11:00 a.m at the Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, Utah. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221.

Albert Brundage Scholl, Jr.

St. George, Utah – Albert Brundage Scholl, Jr., passed away on June 14, 2011 in St. George. He was 81.

Albert was born August 29, 1929 in Watertown, New York, near the Canadian border, the second of four boys born to Albert B. and Katherine Schuyler Dunham Scholl. Educated in the Watertown schools, he went on to graduate from St. Lawrence University with highest honors in Economics and was active in sports as well as a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1950 at the beginning of the Korean War and became fighter pilot, flying both propellor and jets from the decks of aircraft carriers as a member of the world famous “Hell Razors” of Fighter Squadron 174. He flew with Task force 77 in the Pacific as well as the Atlantic fleet. Albert was one of the few to ever survive crashing in the Bermuda Triangle when his then state of the art swept wing F9F-6 flamed out while filming the movie Cinerama Holiday. Too low to eject, he had to ditch in the ocean and was later rescued up by helicopter. After five years, he returned to civilian life and graduated from General Electric’s three year Business Training Course. He was an executive in the computer business of G.E. and Honeywell and was Director of Financial Marketing. He moved several times with both companies and lived in Cleveland, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Phoenix and San Francisco. After retiring, he worked as a consultant for two investment banks until he moved to St. George in 1990 from Marin County, California. In his younger days, Albert liked to go on canoe trips and participate in archery tournaments. He was an excellent tennis player and golfer and was a ski instructor and ski jumper. But his love was sailing and he kept his 41 foot ocean racer in long Beach, California where he raced with a crew of eight or just went cruising in the Channel Islands with Annette.

He loved animals, had a good sense of humor and was pretty much a loner who would load up his SUV and go camping and exploring by himself looking for rock art all over the west. He wrote two books; one on rock art and the other an adventure/mystery novel. He married Patricia Toomer in Jacksonville, FL in 1954. They later divorced.

He is survived by their children: Schuyler (Jim) Harvey of Mill Valley, CA and their two daughters, Amelia and Samantha and Albert (Marcie) B. Scholl, III of San Diego, CA and their son, Albert. Albert married Annette Briano in 1978 and is survived by Annette and their son, Eric.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Metcalf Mortuary Chapel, 288 West St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221.

Caroline Martha Burns

Hurricane, UT – Caroline Martha Burns, age 73, passed away early Monday morning, June 13, 2011 at her home in Hurricane, Utah with her husband and two of her daughters at her side. She was born Caroline Martha Ranslow, daughter of Elwin Ranslow and Hazel McPhee, on June 25, 1937 in Colombus, Ohio.

She spent her early childhood years in Whitehall and Albany, NY and later in Danbury, CT. As a young adult, she moved to the San Francisco Valley area of Southern California, where she lived most of her adult life and worked as a Licensed Vocational Nurse for several years. She moved to Hurricane, Utah in 2003. Caroline was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Walter G. Ward, III; and by granddaughter, Stacey Burns.

She is survived by her husband, William Burns of Hurricane, UT; daughters: Cheryl (Joe) Flynn of New Braunfels, TX, Tammy (Jerry) Thomas of North Las Vegas, NV and Sandra McKie of Prosser, WA; sons: Gary (Linda) Burns of Simi Valley, CA, Robert (Martha) Burns of Northridge, CA, William (Carol) Burns and Ronald (Diane) Burns of Bend, OR; 28 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters: Margaret Driensky and Jerri (Donald) Troccola of Danbury, CT; and brother, Richard (Violet) Ranslow of Long, SC.

Cremation will follow a private memorial service. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Hurricane Valley Mortuary, (435) 635-9922.