April Dawn Armstrong Clark

April 19, 1985 – June 30, 2022

From Facebook “All Together With April”:

April Dawn, well-beloved wife, daughter, sister, sister-in-law, mother and friend returned home to her Heavenly Father gently and peacefully on June 30, 2022 following a valiant six-month fight against an aggressive colon cancer.

Born April 19, 1985 to J. Darrel and Christine Armstrong on the bright spring day their apple tree bloomed, April grew up in the country outside the southern Ohio village of West Union. Sandwiched between her four brothers, she brought a touch of grace to the clan, yet enjoyed catching crawdads, making clay creations in the creek, roaming the hills, and boxing out her brothers while playing basketball.

She enjoyed school and was naturally artistic. Summers brought camps and 4-H projects, including a blue-ribbon apple pie (her first and last attempt). April played basketball from grade school through high school, and reveled in the fun of bus rides and hanging out with her teammates. She especially enjoyed volleyball, and after graduating from West Union High School, played for a community college on a scholarship and coached briefly. April always considered herself an athlete and enjoyed being physically active, most recently pursuing High Fitness classes.

She went on to attend Brigham Young University-Idaho, surviving the brutal winters, loving the new friendships and activities (including snow-boarding and country dancing), and graduating with a bachelor’s degree in communication. Her spiritual life was extremely important to her, and she was always active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At age 21, April decided to serve a volunteer 18-month mission to help others come to know for themselves of Jesus Christ as the source of peace and joy. She was called to the Albania Tirana mission, where she loved and was well-loved by the people.

Following her mission, April initially moved in with her grandparents in Salt Lake City, Utah and landed a job with Girl Scouts, where she successfully grew their volunteer program. She was awarded a scholarship in graphic design to further hone her creative skills, which she applied in a new marketing position with Layton Construction.

Through the conniving of a close friend, April met Chase William Clark, who impressed her with his wisdom, maturity, even temperament, and cooking skills. They were sealed for time and eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on March 19, 2011. To their great delight, on April 26, 2016 miraculous twins Sofia Dawn and Stewart Donovan arrived, followed by Ella Christine on October 17, 2017.

April delighted in being a mother, excelled in being patient, gentle and respectful of each child, and instilled values such as curiosity, kindness, and being adventurous (all exuberantly recited in a nightly post-prayer tradition!). She masterfully designed their dream home in Lehi, and in 2020 she and Chase were able to build and establish it in time for her to enjoy it.

April brought positive, fun energy, life and love to those around her. She cared about others and reached out in kind and thoughtful ways. We so miss her. . .

April and her family have been humbled by the tremendous outpouring of love, prayers, acts of service and condolences provided to us by friends, family, our incredible neighborhood and church family, Layton Construction, and even people we don’t know, and we are so thankful. We feel the loving arms of the Savior wrapped around us as we endure this heartache. We are grateful for our knowledge of eternal families, and we know that we will be reunited with April again. We appreciate the service of many members of the medical community and Zach, Liz, Jen and Hannah of Canyon Hospice.

April is survived by her husband, Chase; children Sofia, Stewart, and Ella; parents J. Darrel and Chris Armstrong; brothers Matthew (Mandy); Daniel (Tiffany); Adam, and Christopher (Amanda) Armstrong. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Don and Flo Armstrong and Harry and Lela Bergstrom.

Services will be held Saturday, July 9, 2022 at the Evans Farm Ward chapel (1801 West 700 South, Lehi, Utah 84043), with visitation from 9:00 – 10:45 AM and funeral at 11:00 AM MST.

A link to the live-stream broadcast will be provided. Interment will be in the Lehi City Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life is being planned for Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 11:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1185 Graces Run Rd, Winchester, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, the family invites contributions to the Humanitarian Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints https://philanthropies.churchofjesuschrist.org); Fight CRC (https://fightcolorectalcancer.org), or the charity of your choice.

Hali Ann Vanderburg

December 1, 1987 – July 20, 2021

From SLCC President Deneece Huftalin:


It is with a sad heart that I share the news that Hali Vanderburg, production supervisor in Printing Services and SLCC alumna, passed away last week after a valiant fight with cancer. 

Hali graduated in 2012 from the University of Utah with a BS in Human Development and Family Studies. Later, realizing her love of graphic design, she enrolled in 2016 in SLCC’s Graphic Design & Illustration program. Simultaneously, she started her career at SLCC as a Specialist in the Taylorsville Redwood Markosian Library and later joined Printing Services in a part-time position. She is responsible for transforming the South City Copy Center into the bright and lively location it is today. 

Upon completing her Associate’s Degree in Design in 2018, Hali accepted a new full-time challenge in the wide format department for Printing Services. Since then, she has left her mark on many SLCC campuses with remarkable design and graphic installation skills, including her visionary and bold graphic revamp of the South City campus, and the halls and windows of the fitness and strength rooms at the Taylorsville Redwood Lifetime Activities Center.

Hali leaves a lasting impression on the college and brightened our community for students, faculty and staff, not only with her design talent, but with her warm smile, engaging personality, and kindness toward all. 

Hali’s family is hopeful that continued education about melanoma skin cancer will be of help to more people in the future. Melanoma is an aggressive and serious disease which can occur anywhere on the body. Annual body exams by a licensed dermatologist can help with prevention and early detection.

Please join me in sharing our thoughts and support with Hali’s colleagues, family, and friends during this difficult time.

From Hali’s family:

Geoffrey Raphael Brugger

October 9, 1943 – March 24, 2017

GEOFFREY RAPHAEL BRUGGER, 73, passed away the evening of March 24, 2017, at his home in Venice, with his son Geoffrey, and his brother Bill at his side. He was born October 9, 1943 in Richfield, Utah to Raphael and Julia Smith Brugger.

For 43 years Geoff was a senior dean at the Salt Lake Community College. During this time he was instrumental in the creation of the Larry Miller Business Center. Education was so important to Geoff that he went on to help build schools worldwide. He embraced the different cultures and people. Geoffrey received many honors and awards, one of which was the Martin Luther King medal for humanitarian work and his contribution to education. He touched thousands of lives through his travels.

Most important, he was a father, brother, uncle, and friend. Geoffrey was one of the most intelligent, complex, talented, people we will ever know. He was so many things to many people: teacher, mentor, builder of schools, world traveler, star and sky reader, musician and composer. He had such a tremendous love of art and music, and if you were lucky enough to hear him play the piano, you would have been mesmerized. He could play ragtime to gospel to classical and then blues in a blink of an eye. Man oh man he could make those piano keys dance.

Geoffrey loved nature from the mountains to the desert, the canyons to the meadows, the lakes, rivers, oceans, and all the living things therein. He was a bird whisperer.

We love and will miss you greatly Geoffrey R. Brugger! This world has lost a great soul.

Survivors include his sons: Geoffrey and David; daughter, Tammy; brothers: Bill and Michael; sisters: Julie Lynn and Kristine; many nephews and nieces; with love and gratitude towards Carol and Jana Brugger. He was preceded in death by his son Zachary, and parents.

Cremation services have taken place. Memorial services will take place at a later date. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com

Chad Ross Garfield

April 7, 1971 – December 26, 2015

CHAD ROSS GARFIELD, age 44, passed away in his sleep on December 26, 2015 in Taylorsville, Utah. Born on April 7, 1971 to Lew and Diana Garfield in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Olivia Marie Lopez on March 20, 1998.

Chad graduated from West Jordan High School and Salt Lake Community College with a degree in Graphic Design. He had a passion for Classic Cars, helping his dad build cars and going to car shows. He loved traveling, being outdoors, his dogs, Halloween, Country music, making people laugh but most of all he loved being with his family.

Chad is survived by his parents, wife and children; daughter, Makayla Cryce Garfield; son, Hayden Lewis Garfield and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Chad is preceded in death by his brother, Royce Garfield; grandparents; two uncles, a cousin and his mother-in-law, Sheila Haycock.

Funeral Services:
Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Noon
Cedar Breaks LDS Ward House
5635 South 2200 West
Taylorsville, UT 84129

A viewing will be held one hour prior to funeral. Internment will be at Redwood Memorial.

Friends and loved ones may also call:
Friday, January 1, 2016 from 6 to 8 PM
Redwood Memorial Mortuary
6500 South Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Garfield Children at any America First Credit Union.

Online condolences:

Berry Ray Banks

February 6, 1959 – April 4, 2014

BERRY RAY BANKS passed away April 4, 2014 in SLC due to complications from a Lung Transplant and Aneurysm. He was born February 6, 1959 in SLC, to Berry Fredrick and Lucille Olsen Banks. He was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and graduated from East High School.  Berry received his Associate’s Degree in Illustration and Graphic Design from Salt Lake Community College.

Despite Berry’s debilitating lung disease, he accomplished many great things. He loved gardening, photography, painting, fishing, tinkering with his car, his computer and his Ipad. Berry loved open air painting, having painted on the streets of Venice, Italy, the shores of the Colorado River, many national parks and in the mountains that he loved.

Berry worked as an auto parts manager, a USANA distributor, and in ticket sales for the Utah Symphony. Berry never complained, pushing forward, he took care of himself in spite of his struggles. He loved life and hoped for a second chance with his lung transplant. Being our “Hero,” he taught us about courage, strength and determination.

Survived by sisters; Linda (Clark) Harvey, Cindy (Joe) Ellis, Leslee (Paul) Maki, Lisa (Dave) Wiley, brothers; Brent (Aleisa) Banks, Bert (Genie) Mortensen, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by his father, mother and sister, Laurie.

Funeral Services:
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Jenkins-Soffe South Valley
1007 W. South Jordan Parkway (10600 So)

A viewing will be held 9:30 to 10:45 before the service. Interment will be at Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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