Obituaries for May 6 2013

By archive_import May 06, 2013 10:52 am

Arthur Roy Morin

Formerly Baker City 1921-2013

Arthur Roy Morin, 91, died May 2, 2013, at his daughter’s home. 

His funeral was Monday, May 6, at 11 a.m. at the LDS Chapel, 545 South 800 East, Orem, Utah. 

He was born Dec. 6, 1921, at Baker, the only son of Charles Arthur Morin and Mary Jeanette Shipp Morin. 

He was nurtured in a family suffused with love. He had four sisters whom he adored, and they adored him. He grew up on a ranch, where he learned to appreciate and enjoy the value of hard work. 

It was this combination of hard work and love that was the foundation for his moral, physical, and intellectual strength. Hard work was one of the defining characteristics of his life. 

He graduated from Brigham Young University, where he studied math and chemistry. His work experience included farm and dairy work, school teaching, insurance, and real estate. Art was the broker of his own real estate companies in both Utah and Idaho. 

Love of family and love of the gospel were two of his other defining characteristics. His faith in Christ was unwavering. He was a people person: friendly, able to connect with others, helpful, and positive: a common response when asked about his well-being was, “Young and beautiful!”

He was full of hope. “The difference between a geyser and a mud puddle is enthusiasm!” was one of his favorite sayings. His posterity enjoyed his storytelling talent. Dad loved horses. He did not fear challenges. He served in the military during World War II — Army, Air Force and OSS. 

While in the military he received various service and conduct medals and distinguished himself as a boxer. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Northern States, where he met Rene Lyman, his future wife. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on Oct. 29, 1948. They were a wonderful fit.

He is survived by all 11 children: Art (Norma), Brad (Cathy), Marilee (Roger Larsen), Julynn (Robert Simmons), Edward (Lorraine), Lynette (Jeff Moore), Benjamin (Deann), Burke (Christine), Chris (Connie), Charles (Kimber), Carolyn (Wally Arave), 57 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren, a sister RitaRae (Ed Elsberry) and a brother-in-law Russ Castleberry. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, three sisters Janet, Elsie, Ina, and a grandson, ‘ Little’ Wally.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are being handled by Premier Funeral Services, 801-930-9822. 

Daisy Jone Sweeter

Formerly Baker City, 1924-2013

Daisy, formerly of Baker, died peacefuly at her home in Albany, Ore. at the age of 88.

Daisy was born Sept. 12, 1924 in Imboden, Ark., to Elihue and Orphelia White.

Services were held at the First Christan Church in Albany.

Daisy is survioved by her three children: Caroline Sweeter of Pheonix, Ariz., Les and Darla Sweeter of Albany, Bernadine and Garry Roberts of Hillsboro, and one stepdaughter Sherrill Ashford, of Hebo, Ore.; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sisters Kay Shurtleff and Beulah Roberts, brothers Ruben, Ben and Teddy White.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Clarence Sweeter and Herman Ashford, her parents, three sisters and one brother.