Geneva Lumpkins

Geneva “Jean” Robinson Lumpkins, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at the age of 96. She was born in Kanab, Utah, May 10, 1918. She was the last living child born to Wilford Smith Robinson and Maude Deborah Swapp. She graduated from Kanab High School in the class of 1936. She met the love of her life, Louie Lumpkins, who lodged in Kanab, while working in road construction building roads across the Kaibab. After their marriage they raised 4 children and settled in Farmington, New Mexico in 1954. She is survived by daughters, Jeanne Cahoon Cook (Jack) of Farmington, Debbie Smith (Arvid) of South Jordon, Utah, and son Ches Lumpkins of Magna, Utah; 14 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, one brother, her beloved husband Louie, oldest daughter Chris Cook, granddaughter Amy Cahoon, and great granddaughter Tiffany Cook. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 28, 2015, 11:00 a.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Apache Building, 400 W. Apache St., with Bishop Jeffery Nygren officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Bret Cook, Greg Cook, Kurt Cook, Cary Cahoon, Darin Cahoon, Scot Cahoon, Mark Lorenzen, Jason Wright, and Jed Wright. Honorary pallbearers are all her great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Jean’s care is entrusted to Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St.

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Helen Marie Johnston Hutchison

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Helen Marie Johnston Hutchison, 96, of Farmington, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at the Namaste House in Farmington. She was born Nov. 10, 1918, in Cashion, Okla., to Thomas and Maude Johnston.

As a small child, she moved to a farm near Roy, where she was raised as one of eight children; brothers, Warren and Wayne and sisters, Juanita, Thelma, Wilma and Laura have preceded her in death. She is survived by one brother, Robert, of Fallon, Nev.

She married Floran Hutchison in 1938. They celebrated 68 years of marriage before his death in 2007. After marriage, she became Hutch’s assistant coach, laundered and patched team uniforms for years and assisted in transportation during his years as a coach in Solano, Maxwell and Farmington.

Helen and Hutch moved to Farmington in 1945. During her years in Farmington, Helen worked for a number of local accounting firms and was active in many community affairs. She was Past Worthy Matron of Eastern Star, was a member of PEO, and was a longtime member of Farmington’s First United Methodist Church.

Two children, Eileen Gerding and Jerry Hutchison were born of the marriage. She had three grandchildren, Christine Gerding, Jon Hutchison and David Gerding were Helen’s greatest joy and four great-grandchildren, Tyler Hutchison, Brittany Hutchison, Ian Gerding and Benjamin Gerding, who called Helen “Nanny.”

There have been so many people who have through their visits and prayers, helped Helen through the last year of her life but no bunch have been more caring and loving than Rebecca Morgan and employees at Namaste House where Helen was made to feel at home.

Memorial services for Helen will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 21, at Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home in Farmington, 103 East Ute St., in Farmington.

Helen’s favorite charity is the First United Methodist Foundation, 808 N. Monterey, Farmington, NM 87410 or to a charity of your choice.

Helen’s care is entrusted to Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington, 505-325-8688

 

Myron Taylor

 

Myron Clinton Taylor, 73, was born Sept. 29, 1940, in Kirtland, to Clinton McKay Taylor and Dixie Dustin Taylor. Myron’s pioneer grandparents also lived in San Juan County. Myron passed from this life Thursday, June 12, 2014, following a courageous battle with Muscular Dystrophy that began at the age of 20.

Myron started school in Farmington and graduated from Farmington High School with the class of 1959. He then attended Brigham Young University and graduated in Business Management in 1965. During this time, he also served a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Northern States Mission.

After graduation, he returned to the First National Bank of Farmington, where he stayed for the next 32 years, retiring at the end of 1996. He worked in all areas of the bank, including bookkeeping, teller, consumer loans, auditor, and commercial loans. He finished as Senior Vice-President and Investment Officer. He loved banking, the people he worked with, and his many customers. After retiring, he has served as a Director of the First National Bank and Wells Fargo Bank. In 1990, he was named the first “Employee of the Year.” He attended a number of National Bank Investment seminars and in 1979, he attended the Graduated School of Bank Investments at the University of Illinois. He was on the committee and was chairman of the New Mexico Bankers Association Bank Investment and Trust conferences for several years.

Myron was always involved in his community and Church. He has been active in Civitans, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Farmington Parks and Recreation, and has been chairman and/or Treasurer of the March of Dimes, Farmington Museum, San Juan Regional Medical Center, San Juan Medical Foundation, Farmington Civic Center Foundation, Connelly Hospitality House, Umbach Cancer Foundation, and San Juan College Foundation. In 1991, Myron was named “Citizen of the Year” by the Farmington Chamber of Commerce. In 2005, he was inducted into the San Juan College Hall of Fame and was named a Fellow of San Juan College. In 2006, Myron was inducted into the San Juan Regional Medical Center Hall of Fame.

In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in many positions including a mission, Young Men’s President, Elders Quorum President, High Priest Group leader, Stake High Council, Councilor in the Bishopric, Ward Clerk, teacher, and Family History Consultant. Myron and Revis also served one week a month for seven years in the Albuquerque LDS Temple.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Revis Washburn Taylor, and his two sons and their wives; Dean M. and Sabrina Taylor of Mesa, Ariz., and Alan M. and Raeni Taylor of Gilbert, Ariz., and 14 grandchildren. Also one sister, Dorene Taylor Mills of Meridian, Idaho, and 10 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Jaris Elkins, Jeannine Ferre, and Deanna Avery.

Visitation was from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 13, at Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 East Ute St. in Farmington.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4400 N. College Blvd in Farmington, interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Farmington, where he will be buried close to his parents.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Casey, Marcus, Travis, Jared, Trevor, Caden, Timothy, Steven, Cody, Reyn, Ryker, Ridge, and Rane. Honorary pallbearers will be his lifelong friends, the late Bruce Christensen, Skip McGee, Revelle Taylor, Robert Boice, Tick Wood, Ted Hamblin, Bob Mott, Larrie Wright, Tim Miller, Bob Smith and Joe Hartman, also the officers and directors of the old First National Bank of Farmington.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the San Juan College Foundation for the Myron and Revis Taylor Scholarship Fund for handicap students. 4601 College Blvd., Farmington, NM, 87402.

Funeral services are under the direction of his nephew Martin Taylor Ferre of Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington, 505-325-8688. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at http://www.serenityandcompany.com.

 

Cassie Stiles Dallas

CASSIE STILES DALLAS

FEBRUARY 26, 1925 – JANUARY 30, 2015

CASSIE STILES DALLAS, 89 of Farmington passed away on Friday, January 30, 2015 at her home. Cassie was born in Farmington, NM on February 26, 1925 to David William Stiles and Flora McClain Stiles. She graduated from Farmington High School, attended the University of New Mexico, and worked for First National Bank.

She married Wayne W. Dallas on August 17, 1945. Cassie was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Electra Chapter No. 13 Order of the Eastern Star, PEO Sisterhood, San Juan County Museum Association, and the Farmington Museum Foundation. She was Past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star. For decades she served as chair of the Museums Foundation’s Fourth of July Ice Cream Social. In 2011 she received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the San Juan College Volunteer Center. Cassie will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents David William Stiles and Flora McClain Stiles; brothers David Woodrow Stiles, and Dr. Lindley Stiles; sisters Simmie Edna Stiles, Dyvena S. Crawford and Bessie S. Gibson.

Cassie leaves behind her beloved husband of 69 years Wayne Wilbur Dallas; son David Wayne Dallas and wife Mary Angela; daughters Jan (Philip) Keck and Gwen (Bob) Goff; 6 grandchildren Derek (Malia) Keck, Tiffany (Scott) Heritsch, Mandy Goff, Casey Goff, Cullen Dallas and Kiley Dallas; 4 great-grandchildren Tayla Heritsch, Bryce Heritsch, Alexander Keck, and Leilani Keck and many dear friends.
Cremation will take place and memorial services for Cassie will be Wednesday, February 4th at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 808 N. Monterey in Farmington with Pastor Dave Blackwell officiating. Interment of cremated remains will follow the service at Greenlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Farmington Museum Foundation Endowment Fund, PO Box 115, Farmington, NM 87499-0115.

Cassie’s services are entrusted to Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 East Ute St., Farmington (505) 325-8688.