Friday, July 30, 2010


Chad Bruce Washburn 1955 ~ 2010 Chad Bruce Washburn returned to his Heavenly Father on July 29, 2010, after a hard fought battle with cancer. He was born January 22, 1955 to Bruce Daniel and Carolyn Pearl Giles Washburn in Murray, Utah. After serving a mission in Nagoya, Japan, he married his high school sweetheart, Jaydene Marie Moody, in the Salt Lake Temple. He worked as a manager in the steel and construction industry for 35 years and for the last 12 years with Layton Construction as a Senior Project Manager. He loved the Lord and served diligently in the LDS church in many capacities including bishoprics and high council. He also loved sports, especially baseball and golf, but his greatest joy was his family. He is survived by his beautiful wife, Jaydene and lovely children: Lisa (Tim) Daley, Erica (Steve) Dryden, Amy (Josh) Hansen, Tyson (Natalie), Jordan, seveb grandchildren; his mother, brother and sisters, Daniel (Rebecca), Diane Buck, and Claudia (John) Meidell. He is preceded in death by his father and brother, Kyle. The family wishes to thank Dave Layton and the Layton Companies employees for their love, support, and generosity of time. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 2, 2010 at the LDS Sandy Utah Granite Stake Center, 2535 E. Newcastle Drive, Sandy, Utah, at 10 am. Friends may call Sunday, August 1, 2010 from 5-7 pm. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, and one hour prior to the services at the church. Online condolences welcomed at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jordan's mission fund at any Zion's Bank under Chad Washburn Donation.

Information from Salt Lake Tribune from July 30 to August 1, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sandra Porter-Cozzens

Sandra Lee Cozzens 1954 ~ 2010 Sandra Lee Cozzens, age 55, died peacefully at her home by the window with her family by her side on July 19, 2010. She was born on December 8, 1954 to Layne and Mary Porter. She married her high school sweetheart, Martin Cozzens, and they have been married for 35 years. Sandra loved to go camping at Flaming Gorge, tend her four-o-clocks (flowers), play poker and always told her boys to look both ways before crossing the street and come home in one piece. She always woke up early with Dad so they could spend time together and made sure he had everything for his days. She also told her boys no matter how old they were to drive safe, be careful and I love you. She also loved watching the dogs play, but family was the most important to her. Her greatest accomplishment was her boys. She wanted her boys to grow up and be polite, strong men. She is survived by her husband Marty; sons, Zac (Heather), Jake (Shannon), Clay (Melissa) and Kale (Debbie); father, Layne Porter; four grandchildren, Cody, Hannah, Greta, and Brock; one brother, Jimmy (Lisa) Porter, and one sister, JoAnne (Lee) Whiting; dogs, Riley, Pete, and Cash. She is preceded in death by her mother, Mary Porter. "Love you forever, Like you for always, as long as we're living, our mommy you'll be." Graveside services will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Larkin Sunset Garden Cemetery (10600 South 1950 East). Friends and family may call 9:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. at the Larkin Sunset Garden Mortuary. Condolences may be sent to

Information from the Salt Lake Tribune

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Debra Rae Duncan 1955 ~ 2010 Debra Rae Duncan died on Thursday, July 8, 2010 surrounded by her family.Debra was born May 26, 1955 in Santa Monica, CA to Trudy and Ed Duncan. After living the first eight years of her life in Alaska and Pennsylvania, she arrived in Utah to stay. She was a graduate of Jordan High School and Westminster College -where she earned her R.N. degree. Debra worked as a nurse for 34 years at Cottonwood Hospital and the Intermountain Medical Center. At I.M.C. she was an intensive care nurse in the Neuro Wing. She was known as a nurse who loved and cared for all her patients with a sparkling wit and an infectious laugh. Debra spent many hours of volunteer service with Crossroads Urban Center. She especially loved working at the Crossroads Thrift Store. One of her loves was the bell choirs of Christ United Methodist Church. She rang for four years with the Wesley Bell Ringers (the teenage choir) and for twelve years with apPRAISEation (the adult choir). She spent many years as the "Nurse on Tour" with the Wesley Bell Ringers where she took care of all kinds of wounds physical, mental, and emotional. Debra is survived by her parents; brother, David; cousins Nancy, Bill and Anne Carleton, Ed and Eleanor Price. A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 3 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 2375 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84109. Inurnment: Holladay Memorial Cemetery. Tributes may be sent to In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to The Wesley Bell Ringers of Christ United Methodist Church or to Crossroads Urban Center, 347 South 400 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111.

Information from the Salt Lake Tribune

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Summer 2010

Nothing like sharing some time, a few memories & a little food with friends.

Recipes from the Get Together

Chinese Chicken Salad
4 chicken breast 1 head cabbage
8 green onions 1 cup slivered almonds
1 can Mandarin oranges 4 tbls sesame seeds
2 pkg chicken flavored Top Raman noodles 4 tbls sugar
2 tsp pepper 1 cup canola oil
6 tbls rice vinegar

Cook chicken breasts and cut into pieces. Break Top Raman noodles. Chop cabbage in bite size pieces and chop onions. Toss chicken breasts, cabbage, onions, almonds, oranges, sesame seeds and Raman noodles into large bowl.

Mix seasoning from noodles along with sugar, pepper oil and vinegar together and pour over salad. Make two hours before serving refrigerate.

2 square butter
2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 tsp vanilla
Dash of salt
1/12 cup flour

Combine butter, sugar and eggs. Add remaining ingredients. Do not over mix!
Grease and flour pan. Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes. (I double the recipe and cook in a jelly roll pan.)

Tupperware Bread
4 ½ cups flour 1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp salt 2 beaten eggs
¾ cup scalded milk 1 pkg. yeast
¾ cup cold water ½ pound of butter

Place flour and salt in Tupperware Thatsa Bowl (large white bowl, blue lid); make a well in the middle. Pour milk and cold water into the well. Dissolve yeast in this mixture. Add sugar and eggs to well. Do not mix! Seal lid on bowl & wait until seal pops off
(30 – 45 min.).
Melt butter & add to bread dough. Add more flour if needed. Knead to proper consistency. Place lid back on bowl and seal. Wait until lid pops off again (about 30 – 45 min.) Form into rolls or loaves place in pan; let rise until double in size (about 20 to 30 min.) Bake at 400 until brown. (This recipe can be doubled. Also you can adjust the butter using less.)

Pretzel Jello Salad

2 cups crushed pretzels
¾ cup melted butter
3 tbls sugar
Stir together pretzels, sugar & Jell-o. Press in pan 9 X 13pan sprayed with Pam. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Cool completely

1 8oz package of cream cheese ~ softened at room temperature
¾ cup sugar
1 8 oz carton of cool whip
Combine cream cheese, sugar then fold into cool whip. Spread evenly over crust; chill.

1 6 oz package of strawberry or raspberry Jell-O
2 cups boiling water
2 16 ox packages of frozen strawberries or raspberries partially thawed
Dissolve Jell-o in boiling water; stir in frozen berries until thawed and separated. Chill until almost set; then pour over cream cheese layer and chill.