Donald Francis Rockwell

November 3, 1959 ~ January 10, 2018

On January 10, 2018 the light & love of our lives, Donald Francis Rockwell, embarked on his next journey, with his wife, Kyle, and daughters, Jane & Abbie, by his side.  Born on November 3, 1959, to Clarence and Pauline Swoboda Rockwell. Don always gave the best advice and infused much of life with his hilariously twisted sense of humor.  He was most wisdomous. Don worked as a mechanical designer at L3 Communications for over thirty years.  There he made lifelong friends and was known for his stellar character.  He is survived by his loving siblings, daughters, and wife.  A celebration of his life will take place in the spring – family and friends will be notified.

Carson Lee Tate

Carson Lee Tate
February 22nd, 1997 ~ November 5th, 2017

Carson left a light in all of those who knew him that will never die so though he has moved on he will never be gone.

From the beginning Carson was an easygoing child. He might have gotten that from his mother, who described his natural birth as easy, his childhood as joyful, and their bond as everything. Every teacher starting in kindergarten would be enchanted by his curiosity and would quietly whisper what a joy he was to have in class. There was never a subject for which Carson couldn’t find a question whether from architecture to tiramisu. He also rarely missed an opportunity to cause a little trouble, or make his classmates laugh.

As he grew older, his interests varied. He started with soccer, but soon left for lacrosse and played through high school. He excelled as he did in every sport. Carson was always one of the best players on any team he played. However Carson’s true passions were skiing and travel. He had found his home on the mountains and would go on to join the Park City Axis Slope Style Ski Team. While a full-time student at Salt Lake Community College, Carson worked as a “lifty”, where his favorite part of the job was assisting the little ones on the toe rope lift of the bunny slope, where he took his first ski lesson, and promptly declared that would be the “end of his formal skiing education”. He never missed an opportunity to ski. On the first real storm, he would hike 1,500 feet to the top of Brighton just to take one run. He skied as far away as the Alps, but insisted that there is no skiing like the skiing in Utah!

Carson’s enthusiasm and love for travel took him on many adventures. He loved to meet people of foreign lands and immerge himself into their cultures. He would often call or write about the new and interesting foods he discovered. His travels took him from Costa Rica to Europe and many places in Asia. He was comfortable in a seedy hostel as much as a fancy hotel. Few people, much less a 20-year-old boy, truly appreciate the history, art, architecture and beauty of the world as much as Carson did. That art and beauty may be something he saw in the Louvre or the “beauties” he saw walking around Prague in high heels.

Every person Carson met was a friend and to be friends with him meant the ride of lifetime; and more often than not, that ride was covered in snow. Every one of his siblings knew where to go when they needed someone to talk to or make mischief with…he was always game for both. Carson had many friends and those friends were incredibly important to him. He valued friendship and loyalty and gave both to many. You couldn’t meet Carson and not be his friend.

Carson is survived by his parents Marshall (Rajeana) Tate and Cynthia (Tom) Peterson. Brothers and sisters, Austin, Hailey, Colter Tate, Royal and Remington Wells, Brooke and Christopher Peterson. Grandmother Naoma Tate, Grandfather Edward Burton, Uncle Darrell, Aunt Mia (Paul), Aunt Diane (Rick) Aunt Linda (Brad), Uncle Mike (Kellee), Uncle Dave (Julie), and Uncle Steve (Eva). Preceded in death by Grandmother’s Mina Vaughn and Connie Burton and Grandfather Hal Tate.

Everybody has challenges in life and Carson was no different. We lost our EVERYTHING to addiction and we are proud of the battle he fought, and how many times he won, before he didn’t. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction please call the city addiction hotline at 801-618-4660, or call a local rehabilitation facility.
Carson our dear grandson, son, brother, nephew and friend; you will be sorely missed by all who know and love you. It feels as though a part of us is missing. Fly high into God’s open arms and find peace and joy with him. May God bless and keep you. May your memory be eternal.

A celebration of life for Carson Lee Tate will be held at “This is the Place Heritage Site” on November 10th from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at 2601 Sunnyside Ave. Signage will be posted to the reception center.
Funeral services will be held for family and close friends at City View Memoriam on November 11th at 11:00 A.M. at 1001 East 11th Ave.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a charity of your choice that will help protect our children from the dreaded disease of addiction.

Gregory Warren Darlington

Gregory Warren Darlington, age 70, passed away January 4, 2018. Greg was born in Pocatello, Idaho on November 15, 1947 to John and Ina Yost. At 11 months old, Greg’s mother passed away and he was adopted by Victor and Edna (Yost) Darlington of Bancroft, Idaho.

Growing up, Greg spent summers on the family farm and winters in Bancroft. His four siblings grew up in Pocatello, and Greg occasionally visited. He kept in touch with his siblings throughout his life. When Greg was 14, his family moved into town, leaving the farm house. He attended kindergarten thru 12th grade in the same school house in Bancroft. Through high school Greg worked hard at his studies and graduated valedictorian in 1965. Greg continued his education at Idaho State University, spending summers working in Soda Springs for phosphate chemical plants. While at ISU, Greg was able to spend some time with his biological father, deepening that relationship.

During his junior year at ISU he met his wife Delpha (Louise) Hammond. They were married June 4th, 1969 and spent 44 years together. In 1969, they moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where Greg continued his education and accepted a teaching assistantship; teaching college algebra and intermediate algebra. After one year at University of Utah, Greg moved his family to Provo, Utah. He continued working towards his masters degree in mathematics at Brigham Young University. Greg and Louise spent 3 years in Provo, and began their family with the birth of their oldest son in 1970. Greg balanced the responsibilities of being a new dad, while serving as a teaching assistant from 1970-72. He spent the summer of 1972 working for the United States Geological Survey, leading to a future career with the Bureau of Land Management.

Finishing his education, he spent time working as a student teacher for Dixon High School, teaching 9th grade algebra and remedial 7th grade. In 1973, he finished his thesis at BYU. The family spent one year in Bountiful, Utah where Greg worked in a chemical lab. He then transitioned to Oil and Gas Natural Resource Protection and spent 3 years in Denver, Colorado. Furthering his career with the Bureau of Land Mangement, Greg and his family moved to Vernal, Utah. In Vernal, Greg worked as an environmental scientist surveying and inspecting public lands for development of natural resources.

By now Greg and Louise had 5 children and they spent most of their time and energy invested in nurturing their growing family. Greg spent countless hours reading to the kids, and taking them to parks to give Louise a break. He was tireless in fulfilling his duties as a father and the dedication he showed in raising each of his children instilled confidence and cultured each of them for success. As the kids grew in Vernal, Greg spent time attending school functions and supporting his kids as they navigated thru school. His own dedication to study and strong support helped each of his kids graduate with honors from high school and continue on to succeed in college. He attended every recital, wrestling match and competition that he could. While in Vernal, Greg fell back on his roots as a farmer. He raised vegetables in abundance and often shared with every neighbor.

He steadfastly continued his career with BLM serving until his retirement in 2005. He spent a total of 33 years with the BLM. After retiring, Greg and Louise moved to Henderson, Nevada where their oldest son, Neal had started his family. Greg spent 5 and 1/2 years in Henderson, there he had a chance to be a bigger part of Jessica and David’s childhood years. Greg left Henderson in 2013, and moved closer to Jennifer and Daniel, settling in Ogden, Utah. Greg spent his last years loving the time he had with his grandchildren and cherishing the visits he had with his children.

Greg is survived by his children Neal, Bruce (Rita), Kathleen (Charles Bingham), Jennifer (Craig Kelley), and Daniel (Susan) Darlington; grandchildren Jessica Darlington, David Darlington, Gregory Darlington, Landon Darlington, Paul Darlington, Neal Darlington, Joshua Bingham, Emerson Bingham, Kyle Kelley, Flynn Kelley, Nina Darlington, Khloe Darlington, Cole Darlington and Dace Darlington; sisters Faye Forrey (Chubbuck, Idaho), Ruth (Don) Ashcroft (Pocatello, Idaho); and brother Denis (Carol) Yost (Coeur d’alane, Idaho). He was preceded in death by his wife Delpha Louise Darlington and sister Naida Olson.

Funeral Services will begin at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at City View Memoriam, 1001 East 11th Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84103. The family asks that in lieu of flowers please donate to Ogden Botanical Gardens. (ogdenbotanicalgardens.org)

Edward Leon Burton III

Our beloved father, Edward Leon Burton III, passed away December 29, 2017 at age 84.

Ed was born to Edward L. Burton, Jr. and Catherine Rigby on July 2, 1933 in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he grew up. After graduation from East High School, Ed attended the University of Utah. It was during his time at the U of U that he met and married Connie Rae Searle on September 9, 1954 in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they had six children.

Ed graduated from 1955 from the University of Utah with a degree in accounting. Our father was a prominent businessman who made numerous important contributions to the Utah business community. He was a CPA and started his own accounting firm, was a controller of the Paris Company, arranged various mergers and acquisitions of financial institutions that later became Zions Bancorporation, and he served as senior financial officer of Zions Bancorporation. He subsequently returned to the University of Utah where he earned his law degree at the age of 44 and started his own law practice specializing in estate planning and trusts.

Following the death of his wife Connie, he married Barbara Burrows and welcomed Barbara’s five children into his life.

Ed is survived by his wife Barbara Burton and her children, along with his six children: Diane (Rick) Jenson, Lynda (Brad) Blau, Mike (Kellee) Burton, David (Julie) Burton, Steven (Eva) Burton, Cynthia (Tom) Peterson, 18 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and more on the way, his brother Robert, sister-in-law Louise Burton, and seven loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Connie (1966), brother-in-law Robert G. Lence (2006), sister Kay Lence (2017), and grandson Carson Lee Tate (2017).

An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Ed wrote the following testimony for his children just weeks before his passing: “I have had a great life and have been guided constantly by the Lord. I have had much help from my children and realize the Lord will help you if you only ask. The Church and the temple have given me opportunities that I never thought possible. But most importantly my family has brought me great joy. I would like to say thanks to all of you.”

Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Salt Lake Olympus Stake Center 2675 East 4430 South, with a viewing to begin at 10:30 am. Interment to follow at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

NanC Palmer Ludwig

NanC Palmer Ludwig passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family members on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. NanC’s journey began in Pocatello, Idaho, where she was born on May 10, 1943. She was the daughter of Eva Marie Carlsen and Ivan William Palmer. Throughout NanC’s childhood and well into her high school years she had a love for theater, participating in many plays and musical theater.

NanC had a lifelong desire to serve her Savior and best friend which showed through her work and love for family and friends. She worked for 10 years at Junior Achievement. She later gained a certificate as a cranial sacral therapist and was licensed for massage therapy. She worked an additional 18 years in the field she loved, touching the lives of many through her counsel and healing touch.

She felt blessed and had deep gratitude to her family and friends for greatly enriching her life, which she continually conveyed in her warm smile and hearty laughter.

She is preceded in death by her son, Michael Ludwig, but is survived by her daughters, Stacy Herrick (Brad) and Shontae Hill (Brent); grandchildren, Alex & Savannah Long, and Grayson & Finlee Hill; beloved son-in-law, James Long; and brother, Bob Palmer (Helen).

There will be a memorial service celebrating NanC’s life, Monday, December 11, 2017 from 11:00 am to 1:00pm, City View Memoriam, 1001 East 11th Ave., SLC, UT 84103. Graveside service for family and close friends, Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 1 pm, Bountiful City Cemetery, 2224 South 200 West, Bountiful, UT 84010. Flowers welcome.

Eva Salazar Raso


Eva Salazar Raso
“In Loving Memory”

Mom was born to Efemio Salazar and Bernice Trujillo
Salazar on (March 21,1927) in Salt Lake City Utah. She died November, 17, 2017. Mom was one of 12 children. She
married the love of her life, Trino Raso, on June 3, 1945. They had 9 children: Miciala Miller (Glen, deceased), Porfidia Gurle (Richard), Richard (deceased), Sandra Kingston, Kathleen Bradley, Lawrence (Becky), Patricia (deceased), Julie Ann, and Darryl. She has 20 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren, and 10 great great grandchildren. She is survived by 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Preceded in death by our dad, two children, and two granchilren. She was an amazing wife, mom, and grandma, and the glue to our family. She created many memories with us that we will all treasure forever. Fly with the angels, Grandma; it comforts us all to know you and Grandpa are together again.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at City View Memoriam, 1001 East 11th Avenue, Salt Lake City, with a visitation one hour prior.

Jenny Ann Blatnick

1959 – 2017

On November 9, 2017, Jenny passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, after a long, hard-fought battle with lung and heart-related issues.

Born April 22, 1959 to parents Louis and Ruth Hamann.

A wife, a mother, a grandma too. This is the legacy we have from you.

You taught us love and how to fight. You gave us strength, you gave us might.

A stronger person would be hard to find. And in your heart, you were always kind.

You fought for us all in one way or another. Not just as a wife, not just as a mother.

For all of us you gave your best. Now the time has come for you to rest.

So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep. Your love in our hearts we’ll eternally keep.

Jenny is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Guy Blatnick; daughters Adrienne (Joe) Woodson, Sarah (Tyler) Hill, Christine (Gerrin) McClister, and son Joshua (Aubrey) Blatnick; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson; siblings Clay (Beth) Hamann and Lee (Frank) Schiffel; fur babies Frieda and Sammie; special friends Tammy and Paul, and many other countless friends and family members.

Family and friends are invited to a celebration of her life on Saturday, November 18, 2017 between the hours of 5:00 and 7:00 pm at City View Memoriam, located at 1001 East 11th Avenue, Salt Lake City.

The family wishes to thank the many staff members at the University of Utah for all the loving care given to Jenny over the years.

Katie Inoway Misaka

Katie Inoway Misaka passed away peacefully at home on September 23, 2017 from pancreatic cancer. She will be remembered as a lady of grace, generosity, kindness, humor and faith. Katie was born in Lima, Ohio on September 7, 1928 to Jack Kurata Inoway and Toshiko Fujii Inoway.  She moved to Salt Lake City after high school and attended the University of Utah, earning Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees with honors from the College of Education.  She married Wat Misaka in 1952.

Katie was dedicated to education throughout her life.  She taught kindergarten and junior high French at the William M. Stewart Laboratory School on the University campus, supervised secondary student teachers throughout the Salt Lake valley while raising her two children and taught second grade at Muir Elementary in Bountiful from 1973 until her retirement in 1994.

She was a devoted and actively-involved wife, mother and grandmother.  She tutored, encouraged and supported her three grandchildren in their education and activities.  She accompanied Wat to various events associated with his participation in sports, including as a member of the U of U’s 1944 NCAA and 1947 NIT basketball championship teams, the New York Knicks and the Japanese American National Bowling Association (JANBA).  Katie maintained life-long relationships and correspondence with friends and relatives across the US and Japan.  One of the highlights of her life was to visit her father’s 325-year old ancestral home near Hiroshima.

She is survived by husband, Wat; daughter, Nancy Umemura (Cary) and their son, Joel; son, Hank Misaka and his daughters, Kennah and Erin; sisters-in-law, Rita Inoway, Jeanette Misaka, Yayoi Misaka and their families; cousin, Yoko Azuma (Shoji) and other cousins in California and Japan.  She was an active member of the Japanese Church of Christ in Salt Lake City.  At her request, there will be no funeral.  An informal Remembrance will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017 from Noon – 2:00 p.m. at Eldredge Manor, 564 West 400 North, Bountiful, Utah, where family and friends are welcome.  Light dessert refreshments will be served.  Our deepest gratitude to Dr. David Kuo, Malia Pomale and the staff at Canyon Hospice for their exceptional, loving care.  Inurnment will be at City View Memoriam near her mother, Toshiko, and brother, Carl.

Mary Jo Swift

Mary Jo Swift, daughter of Norma Redd Pierce, passed away on September 26, 2017 in her Salt Lake home after a twenty year struggle with the aftereffects of a severe case of pneumonia. Her courage and infectious optimism was an inspiration to all those around her. She is survived by her loving husband, Larry, her three beautiful children, Robert, Kirsten and Lauren and three precious grandchildren Alice, Lucy and Oscar, son-in-law Pete, three brothers and five sisters and their wonderful families. Mary Jo was born on January 16, 1949 in Salt Lake, received a BS in Biochemistry from the U of U and a MS in Marine Biology from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. She and her husband Larry were married on July 18, 1975 in San Francisco, CA. The family lived in CA, AZ, UT, South Africa, and settled back in UT. Mary Jo had a loving and adventurous spirit and left lifelong friends everywhere she lived. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends around the world.

Celebration-of-life services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sep 30, 2017, at City View Memoriam, 1001 East 11thAvenue, Salt Lake City, UT.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Doctors without Borders.

Frank DePaolo

August 17th, 1931 – September 11th, 2017   

His parents were Frank and Philomena DePaolo and he was the 5th of 6 sons. (Amato, Phillip, Dominic, Anthony, Frank, and Raymond) He is once again with his mother, father, and brothers.

He was raised in Roseto, PA.  A small town where a shirt factory was the town’s main source for jobs. Dad worked at the shirt factory with his mother. They did have a small movie theater that dad worked at so he could see the latest movies. But this small town was strong with Italian values of family and their Catholic Church. Dad and his brothers sang in the church choir and were alter boys. He and his brothers were raised to be hard workers and that family came first.  He and his brothers would give a portion of their earnings to help support the family.  Dad was the only member of his family to graduate from the local high school. Dad loved to cook (thank goodness I would have starved as a child, the only thing mom could cook or burn was puff pastry with tuna) and part of the reason he loved to cook was because it was time spent with his mother.  She taught him to cook her recipes and I am the lucky one to have had those recipes taught to me.  My boys, are you going to be the next generation with Grandma’s cooking skills?

Upon graduation dad joined the United States Air Force.  This is where he met his wife Bonnie Putnam. Also a member of the United States Air Force.  They were married 0n August 30th, 1952, in Elko, Nevada.  Ripley’s Believe It or Not couldn’t believe they were still married at the time of his death.  They had one daughter Margaret DePaolo Jensen.  He was also the parent to several hamsters, a couple of dogs and a herd of cats. They made their many homes in Bountiful, Utah.

Dad worked for a local gas station in Bountiful while attending Weber State. (Keddington’s Phillips 66, on Mail Street Bountiful.) He then was employed by Hercules.  They built the rockets that were used in the space program.  He took early retirement but found out he couldn’t “just do nothing!”  So, he went to work for Marriott. When he left Marriott he still couldn’t sit home and be with Bonnie.  So when he retired from Marriott he became a crossing guard at Foxboro Elementary which was his final job.

Dad was also the Exalted Ruler in the Bountiful Elks Lodge and then Served in tehsame position for the State of Utah Elks. He was a very social man in the right situation and he had many good friends in the Elks.

Mom and Dad have lived apart this past year.  Mom is a resident at Avalon and is struggling with finding her mind.  Personally, I don’t think she will find it anytime soon.  He visited her every day until he was too sick to keep going.

Dad moved in with his daughters family when the cancer was found and he decided he wasn’t going to fight the cancer.  He didn’t want to be alone while he fought the fight.  He would lie to us telling us he was fine even when we knew he wasn’t fine.  Stubborn Italian!  Well, you know who won the fight or I wouldnt be writing this, but we knew the cancer would win.

He leaves behind his wife Bonnie, daughter Margaret and son-in-law Neil Jensen.  Three grandsons and 4 great grandchildren.  Bart and his daughter Olivia, Adam and his wife Jennae and their 3 son’s Stockton, Xander, and Camden, and Clarke Jensen.

I know you don’t believe in an after- life, but I wish I could see your face when you see your family! Have a safe journey dad and know that we love you. See you soon…

Neil and I and our family would like to thank the Adagio Hospice that came into our home to care for dad the last several months. Thank You Jon. Rosemary, and Lisa.  As a family we will miss you.

Frank will be entombed in the Mount Calvary Mausoleum, Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Salt Lake City, UT