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The Ogden Valley news Page Volume XV Issue XII June 1, 2008 Announcements Returning Missionary Robert Welling is returning home after serving in the Ecuador Guayaquil South Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. He will report on his mission on June 15, 2008 at Robert Welling the white church located at 2900 North Highway 162 in Eden at 10:50 a.m. Robert is a member of the Eden 2nd Ward, and is the son of Calvin and Kathy Birthdays Megan Timoney Megan Timoney Everybody has a few bad hair days in 50 years—includi n g M e g a n Ti m o n e y o f E d e n w h o tu rn s 50 on June 1. H appy Birthday from your siblings! Weddings Cari Lee and Justin Gard Whitni Sarah and Jess Forde Dickson Montgomery – Gard Fennell – Dickson Cari Lee Montgomery and Justin Douglas Gard were united in marriage on May 10 at The Red Moose Lodge. Judge Patrick Lambert officiated at the ceremony. A reception was also held in their honor at The Red Moose Lodge. She chose Melissa Montgomery as her maid of honor. Stephanie Taylor and Kristen Jo Earl were her bridesmaids. Josh Gard performed the duties of best man with Travis Vandenberg and Jed Hammon as groomsmen. Bailey Gard and Mylee Gard were the flower girls. Tagen Gard served as ring bearer. The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Kathy Montgomery of Huntsville. She is a 2000 graduate of Weber High School and is employed at The Home Depot. Parents of the bridegroom are Doug and Pam Gard of Morgan. He graduated from Roy High School in 1999 and is employed by Weber Dispatch. The new couple will live in South Ogden after their honeymoon to Hawaii. Whitni Sarah Fennell and Jess Forde Dickson were united in marriage on May 16 at Tuscany Gardens, followed by a reception held in their honor. The ceremony was Green Living in Eden Energy Conscientious Living on the North Fork River Encouraging Wind & Solar Energy Solutions 3/4 Acre River Front Home Sites Lots from $219,000 801-745-8400 | www.riversedgeut.com PH:801-745-8400 | FAX:801.745.3650 | P.O. BOX 985 EDEN, UTAH 84310 | www.mOUNTAiNlUXUry.cOm officiated by Bishop Michael Rhodes. The bride is the daughter of Rick and Cathy Fennell of South Ogden and Michele Adams of Riverdale. Parents of the bridegroom are Douglas and Tym Dickson of Liberty. Attendants were McKinli Fennell, Mattisyn Fennell, Jill Dickson, Lacee Dickson, Karlee Dickson, Jamel Patten, Jared Dickson, Travis Dickson, and Trent Dickson. She is a 2005 graduate of Bonneville High School and LDS Seminary. She is employed with the Internal Revenue Service and is attending Eagle Gate College pursuing a degree as a paralegal. He is a 2003 graduate of Weber High School and LDS Seminary. He is employed with Briskey Mechanical as an apprentice plumber and is attending the Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College in the plumbing apprenticeship program. The couple will live in Roy after their honeymoon. Obituaries Avis Gray Porter Montgomery Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall, but a mother’s secret love outlives them all. On May 13, 2008 our mother, Avis Montgomery grandmother, greatgrandmother, greatgreat-grandmother and friend returned to the arms of her Heavenly Father. Avis recently celebrated her 90th birthday with many family members and friends paying homage. Avis Gray Porter Montgomery was born January 22, 1918 in Cornell Township, North Dakota to Oliver and Freda Swart Gray, the third of four children. Later, while the family was living in Valley City, North Dakota, they were visited by missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They accepted the teachings of the church and were all baptized. When Avis was 9 years old, the family moved to Ogden, Utah. Oliver and Freda renewed their marriage vows in the Salt Lake City Temple. Avis spent many fun-filled days as a youth in Ogden, sharing many memories of that time with her children, often expressing her love for the Utah Mountains. She attended Ogden City schools. Shortly after graduation, she married Maurice C. Porter and they were blessed with a son and daughter. They were later divorced, and Avis married Rick Montgomery, being blessed with one son. They were later divorced. Avis raised her children by owning and operating the Montgomery Child Day Care Center. She loved and cared for each and every child for 22 years. She was active in the Ogden 24th ward, holding several positions, her favorite being Coordinator of the Junior Sunday School, which she held for many years. She attended Stevens Henager Business College and was named Valedictorian. Upon graduation, she moved to Los Angeles and was employed at the Firestone Plant as a secretary. When the plant moved to Akron, Ohio, Avis became secretary at TRW. She was living in Redondo Beach and loved the ocean and her many walks on the beach. On Saturdays she would drive to Santa Monica before daylight to attend the Santa Monica Temple sessions. After eight years, she transferred with TRW back to Ogden at Hill Air Force Base, and to the mountains she loved, becoming a secretary in the space program. She retired at age 66. Her family was first and foremost in her mind and heart, and she was happiest during family get-togethers. She loved all animals and her cats held a special place in her heart. She loved working in her beautiful flower garden and during her free time loved to golf, winning many tournaments in Utah, Idaho, and California. She was very artistic; loving music and writing poetry. Part of a tribute to her children that she wrote reads: Help me to teach them take hold of thy hand . . . . To eagerly listen for thy command . . . . More like the Master to live and to grow . . . . Only good seeds in this life to sow . . . . To honor thy name in all that we do . . . . Living for Jesus a life that is true. She has been a resident at Manor Care in South Ogden for the last year and often expressed her appreciation for the kindness and care given her. The family would like to also express appreciation to Ina and Annette at Access Hospice for their support. She is survived by a daughter Sharon (Dick) Slaughter of Eden; a son Robert Porter (Fawn Bennett) of Ogden; a son Russell (Janis) Montgomery of North Ogden; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Freda Gray; two brothers, Leslie Gray and Dale Gray; and one sister Grace Gray Hussey. Graveside services were held May 16, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ogden City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at <www.myers-mortuary.com> Deceased LaVelle Nielsen Combe, 85, died May 12, 2008. Sharan Florence Cox King, 63, died May 10, 2008. Lee Roy Goucher, 70, died May 19, 2008. Please send your announcements & photos to: Ogden Valley news P O BOX 130 eden UT 84310 Announcements are placed free of charge.