Missionary Passings Reported
Saturday, January 29, 2005
LDS Church News
Marjean Anderson Day, 80, who served with her husband, William H. Day, when
he presided over the East Central States Mission/Kentucky Tennessee Mission
from 1969-1972, died Jan. 16, 2005, in Salt Lake City.
Sister Bonnie Wagley submitted the following on January 13th, 2005:
Our darling daughter, Alexandria Wagley, who served in the Great Kentucky Louisville Mission from January 2002 until June 2003, passed away on September 28, 2004. We were privileged to be able to travel to Louisville to pick Alexandria up when her mission concluded. How we enjoyed meeting President and Sister Packard, the other missionaries, and many of Alexandria's friends!Alexandria loved her mission and adored the Hispanic people. She loved learning and speaking Spanish. Six months after her return home, Alexandria was diagnosed with lung cancer. Treatments were totally ineffective, only serving to sicken her further. Alexandria was determined to see her new nephew, born on September 5, 2004 in Orem, Utah. We traveled to Utah on September 24th. Alexandria was able to attend the baby's blessing. Less than 48 hours later, she passed away in Provo.
David Doerr reported the following on April 30, 2004:
Subject: Elder Michael Hall passed away...
To anyone that knew Elder Hall, I just read his obituary in my hometown newspaper... I am not sure how he died, but I know his family would need our prayers and love.
Keith Duffin (KLM, 1989-91) sent a message regarding the following in January 2004:
Subject: Anja Montgomery Fraser Passed Away on January 20, 2004...
I had the privilege of knowing her while on my mission and continuing that friendship afterwards. I traveled to GA for the funeral. It was well attended and from what was said it was obvious
that I was not the only one who had been affected by this great sister. Anja had a saying that she tried to live her life by: "Live well, laugh often, love much."
Sister Shellise Sharp Passes
The following message is quoted from an e-mail message from Lindsay (Wilde) Unsworth: "There has been a death of another KLM missionary...Sister Shellise Sharp (1999-2000) was killed on Monday, July 22, in a collision outside of Parma, Idaho. Her funeral [was] Saturday, July 27.
She will be missed by all of us whose lives she touched."
Elder Howard Jensen Passes
The following is an update submitted on February 6, 2002, by Elder James Storms (2001/03), a current missionary in the
KLM: "A beloved senior missionary, Elder [Howard] Jensen has died. He died about January 20, 2002, [and was serving]
as current branch President of the Monticello Branch [Lexington, Kentucky area]. We will miss him greatly."
Elder Keith Claridge Dies
The following is an update from Ron Ray, a former missionary (KTM, 1971/73): "Although we don't know each other,
[we] have the common bond of serving and living in the greatest mission in the world...I write to inform you of the loss of
one of our fellow missionaries: Elder Keith Claridge (KTM, 1971/73), [who] passed away June 12, 2001. He lived in
Wilcox, Arizona. He was working out on the ranch that he grew up on and died of a heart attack. He was serving as Bishop
of [his] ward and [left] a wife and six children. He was also the fifth grade teacher in Thatcher, Arizona. Thought you'd all
like to know."
Elder James Andrew Wilkins Passes
The following is an update from Russell Wilkins, son of former Elder James Andrew Wilkins: "My father James Andrew
Wilkins, who served with my mother as an elder missionary couple in 1990 entirely in the Somerset Branch, passed away
November 22 (2000). His funeral was on the 25th. His experience serving as a missionary in the Somerset Branch was a
major highlight in his life."
Elders Brad Doman and Tyler Livingston Deaths Announced
Tragic News * November 20, 2000Dear Elders and Sisters:
Elder Brad Doman was killed Saturday in a snowmobile accident near Rexburg, Idaho. How we loved him. What a
great missionary. Such a pure spirit and so humble yet powerful, hardworking, and obedient. What a sad, sad loss. May the
Lord bless his parents and family. He was attending Ricks College, and his family had just moved three months ago from
Turlock, California to Woodburn, Oregon, just south of Portland.
The funeral will be held Wednesday, November 22, at 10 A.M. at the Woodburn Ward chapel. If any of you who live over
that way, could possibly attend, it would undoubtedly be a great comfort to the family. If you wish to call or write Elder
Doman's parents, their address is:
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Doman, 6228 South Schneider Road, Woodburn, Oregon 97071 (contact President Flake for
phone--see E-mail list for Pres. Flake e-mail address)
Please let any of our missionaries who knew Elder Doman, know of this sad event. May the Lord's death and resurrection be
a great hope and comfort to all of us who loved Elder Doman so much. How we will miss him. We love you all. These two
tragedies this month have endeared you all to us so much. We love you. Be careful. Keep the commandments. Stay focused
on the Lord.
Love, President and Sister Flake.
Bishop Bower, of the Ricks College 4th Ward, is putting together a remembrance book to give to Elder Doman's parents
(Bishop Bower's phone number can be obtained from President Flake.) In case you would like to send a memory, thought,
or feeling about Elder Doman.
Also on a very sad note: Elder Tyler Livingston, who served in the KLM in 1998-1999 died on Wednesday,
November 8, 2000. He was always an upbeat, happy, positive missionary with an infectious smile and lots of potential, and
personality. We will miss him terribly. We loved him so much. His poor parents and family are suffering much, as you can
imagine. They seem like wonderful people. I and about 25 KLM missionaries who knew Elder Livingston attended the
funeral in Salt Lake City. It was very comforting. President Michael Cannon and I sent flowers "from the past and present
missionaries of the Great Kentucky Louisville Mission." Love, President Flake.
Elder Livingston's parents' address is:
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Livingston, 2623 Gaylar Circle, Salt Lake City, Utah 84109