Russell Stephen Maughan, age 83, born to Russell Clark Maughan and Mina Roundy in Logan, Utah on April 14, 1936 and passed away November 23, 2019 in Provo, Utah. Stephen (Rusty) grew up mostly in Juab County, where he helped his family dry farm and learned from his father and grandfather how to operate heavy equipment. He participated in high school basketball, baseball and was active in the FFA Program. A few years after graduating from high school he married Golda Joyce Shell. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on 1966.
Stephen’s talent in operating heavy equipment took him to many jobs throughout the state and California. He also worked for Geneva Steel, Utah County, and Orem City. Stephen and Golda raised four children during these years. Stephen enjoyed the out of doors, particularly fishing and hunting, and was a master leather craftsman. It wasn’t unusual to find him in the same fishing spot from morning until dark, patiently waiting to catch his limit. A few years after Golda passed away he married June Lee Ladd. He was a resident of Eureka, Utah where he was set apart to help and serve the widows in that community. He then moved to Nephi, where he resided until his health declined.
Stephen was preceded in death by his parents, his wives Golda and June, his youngest son, Verl Dee, grand daughter Lisa Gay Carter. He is survived by his children; Sheldon (Joy), Salem; Brenda (Lee) Leifson, Fayette, Gay Dean (David) Okelberry, Mona. Grandfather of 15 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be held at the Anderson Funeral Home, beginning at 11 am, Saturday, November 30, located at 94 W 300 N, Nephi, Utah.
Interment at the Springville Evergreen Cemetery at 2:30.
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