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Obituaries - February 2007

Darin Dean Pratt
Darin Dean Pratt, beloved son, husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away suddenly of a heart attack on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007. Darin was born Sept. 22, 1947 in American Falls, the son of Doris Hatfield and Lehi (Lee) Pratt.
Darin grew up in Aberdeen. He served a mission in California from 1966 to 1968. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1972 in zoology and chemistry. He went into active duty Oct. 6, 1972 in the Army Corps of Engineers. He was released from active duty May of 1978 achieving rank of Captain. He then moved to Montrose, CO, becoming the production manager for Russell Stover Candy. At the same time he served as the company commander for the Grand Junction, CO, Army Reserve, where he achieved the rank of Major. In 1982 Darin went into business with Dr. Richard Rosenbaum to manufacture photo therapy. Later this business expanded into his own company Pratt Medical, which manufactured premature diapers.
He served as bishop over the Montrose 2nd LDS Ward from 1983 to 1988.
He married Mary Laurie McMillen Nov. 8, 1996.
He is survived by his mother, Doris; his wife, Laurie; his sons, Lee and Julian Pratt; his daughters, VaLeen Henderson, Janilee Pratt, April Ann Pratt, Elizabeth Ochs; stepsons, Hayes and Joe Briskey; stepdaughters, Megan Mabey, Leigh-Anne Hughes, Britta Roper; his former wife, Valdene Pratt; his brothers, Neil and Gary Pratt; his sister, Annie Eccerhert; and 19 grandchildren. We love and miss you until we meet again.
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 19, 2007 at 1 p.m. at the Parkway 4th Ward Chapel at 9625 S. 3400 W., South Jordan, UT. A viewing was held Sunday, Feb. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Broomhead Funeral Home, 12600 S. 2200 W., Riverton, UT, and Monday one hour prior to services at the church. Interment was in South Jordan Cemetery.

Grant Thornton
Grant Thornton, 66 of American Falls, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 7, 2007 at Spring Creek Manor in American Falls.
He was born on July 25, 1940 to Lue Ray and Jessie Weatherford Thornton. He graduated from American Falls High School. His interests included writing poetry, drawing, painting and sight seeing. He loved to hunt for arrowheads and had a large collection at one time.
He is survived by one sister, Karen (Ben) Perkins of Chubbuck; three brothers, Donald Thornton of American Falls, Thomas (Gail) Thornton of Ayer, Mass. and Kendall (Joey) Thornton of Sonoma, CA. Several nieces and nephews also survive him.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, American Falls Third & Fourth Ward Chapel, 650 Pocatello, Avenue in American Falls. The visitation was from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the church. Interment was in the Neeley Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St., American Falls.

Dorothy (Larsen) Wadsworth
Dorothy (Larsen) Wadsworth, 92, formerly of Shelley, passed peacefully in her sleep on Feb. 20, 2007, at Ogden Regional Medical Center, of pneumonia. She was born in Aberdeen on Sept. 27, 1914 to Grace Claypool and Julius Larsen.
She was a loving wife and mother of two, a grandmother of 14, great-grandmother of 41 and great-great-grandmother of eight.
She was preceded in death by her parents; all of her brothers and sisters; her husband of 58 years, Archie Evan Wadsworth; her son and daughter in-law, Merlin Duane and Arlene (Paulsen) Wadsworth; and two grandchildren, Scott Trenton and Brandy Fawn Wadsworth.
She is survived by her son, Wallace Evan Wadsworth, Seattle, WA; grandchildren, Parker (Carolene) Wadsworth, Idaho Falls; Duane (Deborah) Wadsworth, Oakley, ID; Deloy (Laurie) Wadsworth, West Haven, UT; Colin (Beth) Wadsworth, W. Jordan, UT; Von (Saralee) Wadsworth, Sugar City, ID; Lana (Tom) Holliday, Bremerton, WA; Paula (John) Ashcraft, Davie, FL; DaraLee (Michael) Millikan, Golconda, NV; Shanna (Dawn) Wilding and Justin (Lanae) Wadsworth, Boise, ID; Amber and Shane Wadsworth, Seattle, WA.
Dorothy was an active member of the LDS Church holding numerous leadership positions and served a Mission at the Family History Center, SLC, UT. She is a published poet and a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Dorothy served her family by being the keeper of information including helping publish the “The Abiah Wadsworth” book. She will be missed by her loved ones and friends.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 184 North Park St., Shelley, with Bishop Lynn Beck conducting. The family received friends Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Nalder Funeral Home, 110 West Oak St., Shelley, and Saturday morning from 11 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. at the church.  Internment was at the Taylor Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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