At this time we are deeply saddened at the loss of one of our great buckskiners.
Ed Whitaker known as OLD MAN IRON at rendezvous.
  There will be a grave side service Saturday June 30th 11:00 at the Mayfield Utah cemetery which is 100 South and 500 West.Bonnie has requested that if you are interested they would like you dressed in your buck skins and to give Ed a black powder salute at the grave side.



Our heart felt sympathy to the Phippen family

Christie Page Phippen

1920 – 2013

OGDEN- On Saturday, August 10, 2013, Christie Page Phippen fulfilled her earthly calling and returned to her Heavenly Father where she was warmly greeted by loved ones and friends.

Mom was born May 15, 1920 in Ogden Valley in her grandfather Bingham’s home. Her parents were Mary Lucinda Bingham and John Henry Page. She lived in Honeyville and Huntsville where she attended school. She graduated from Weber High School in 1938. In 1943, she enlisted in the Women’s Army Corp (WACS). She saw service in New Guinea and the Philippines. She was always very proud of being a WWII Vet.

She married Melvin Earl Phippen on September 18, 1946 in Evanston, Wyoming. Their marriage was solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple in 1957, on her birthday. Melvin preceded her in death November 12, 1979. She lived in Bountiful, Logan, River Heights, Wellsville and Ogden. After selling her Ogden home she lived with her daughter, Joan in Pleasant View and most recently she resided at the Pioneer Care Center in Brigham City and the George E. Wahlen Veterans Home in Ogden.

Mom was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She taught Blazer scouts for 13 years. She served for a short time in the Texas Antonio Mission. She enjoyed temple attendance and had the privilege of attending 17 different temples during her lifetime.

In her early married years Mom enjoyed raising and showing horses with our dad, Melvin. She grew many beautiful and productive vegetable gardens. She worked in the central supply department of McKay-Dee Hospital for 12 years. She enjoyed attending any activities her children and grandchildren were involved in and was proud of them all. Her grandchildren knew they had a friend in her. She was an avid baseball and basketball fan and enjoyed watching these sports on TV.

Christie is survived by two sons and five daughters, Earl F. (Marie) Phippen, Chubbuck, ID; Joan (Gary) Lindley, Pleasant View; Gaylene P. (Rodney) Wright, Tremonton; David Phippen, Hyrum; Cora McKinney, Ogden; Cathy (Jeff) Severe, Colorado Springs, CO; Julie Ball, Salt Lake City; 34 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren, and four more on the way. She is also survived by Shirley Phippen Sealy, Ruth Phippen Malmberg, McKay and Joyce Phippen, and Claudia Phippen King, children of Dad’s “first crop”.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Earl, two sisters, two daughters, and one son.

Our family would like to thank Dr. Vincent Hansen for all the years of excellent care. He helped her become a true cancer survivor. We would also like to thank the care givers of Pioneer Care in Brigham City, for they truly opened their hearts to her. Our many thanks also to the Hospice of Intermountain and the care givers of the George E. Wahlen Veterans Home.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 15th at 11 a.m. at the Pleasant View 5th Ward Chapel, 900 West Pleasant View Drive.

The family will meet with friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd and Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.

Interment, Huntsville Cemetery.

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Our heart felt sympathy to the Moffat family

Carma Rose Summarell Moffat

1945 – 2013

Carma Rose Summarell Moffat age 67 died on Thursday August 1, 2013 in SLC UT. She was born on October 8, 1945 in SLC UT. Grew up in Park City, UT and attended Park City High School and continued her education receiving a degree in business management.

Carma was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous since 1975, with 34 years of continuous sobriety. She was a member of The Assembly of God Church where she found her Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Over the years she worked as a drug and alcohol councilor where she was fondly called the Dragon Lady, she later worked as a DUI Instructor and Court Liaison for drug and alcohol rehab. Her greatest passion and mission was to carry the message of God, experience, strength and hope to the suffering Alcoholic and addict. Her compassion and strait forward no nonsense approach to recovery has significantly impacted the lives of countless people. Her Legacy will be passed on for years to come.

She is survived by her son Clifford his wife Tammy, daughter Tonya her husband Nathan, four grand children and ten great grand children. Brother Tom and Sisters Naomi and Marry. She was preceded in death by her parents Harvey and Ouita Summarell, Brother Cecil and sisters Callie and Pat.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday August 8, 2013 at Life Church 3818 W 4700 S SLC, UT. Viewing will be held from 10:00 am -11:00 am with funeral at 11:00 am. Interment will be at Cedarview Cemetery, Highway 121, Roosevelt, UT. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donation be made to the Carma Moffat Memorial Fund at any America First Credit Union to help cover her finale expenses.

Our heart felt sympathy to the Ludvigson  family

Earl David

Ludvigson, Sr.

1938 ~ 2013

Earl David Ludvigson, Sr. “The Ole Stud”, died Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Provo, Utah. He was born July 28, 1938, in Gunnison, Utah, to Earnest Frederick and Bula Caldwell Ludvigson Montague. He worked at Grand Canyon North rim in the strategist’s. Earl worked at PDM for 10 years until retirement.

He was a mountain man who attended rendezvous at Fort Bridger. He enjoyed knitting hats and booties and was a collector of coins and cars. Earl was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He is survived by his three sons and a daughter, Leslie Dean Schwab, Christy Lee Wilcox (Royden), Orson Ludvigson (Amber) and Earl D. Ludvigson, II (Cara). Also survived by his 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 13, 2013, from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at the South East corner Pavilion, 870 East Canyon Road, Spanish Fork, Utah

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Our heart felt sympathy to the Fowles  family

Virginia Elizabeth Haslam Fowles

1922 ~ 2012

Virginia Elizabeth Haslam Fowles, 89, of Pleasant Grove passed away Thursday, September 13, 2012 of cause’s incident to age. Virginia was born November 10, 1922 in Monroe, Utah to James Robert and Eva Ochlella Lee Haslam. She married Grant L Fowles on January 27, 1946 in Pleasant Grove. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple

Virginia grew up in Monroe and graduated from South Sevier High School. Virginia and Grant made their home in Pleasant Grove where they raised their six children.

Virginia was involved in PTA and served as President. She was known to Grovecrest Elementary Students as the “Stamp Lady” selling savings bonds and also served as an Election Judge for many years. She was an active member of the LDS Church and served faithfully in many callings. Her favorite calling was that of being a wonderful mother and grandmother.

She is survived by children: Ruby (Garth) Fielding, Pleasant Grove; Charles-dec. (Sharla) Fowles, Pleasant Grove; Eugene (Maria) Fowles, Lindon; Stephen (Ellen) Fowles, Price; Carol Lyn (David-dec.) Gifford, Pleasant Grove; Odell (Evelyn) Fowles, Pleasant Grove; 20 grandchildren and 28 _ great-grandchildren and brother-in-law, Iowa Hall, Pleasant Grove. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband Grant; granddaughter, Melissa and sister, Donna Hall.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 11:00 am in the Timpanogos Stake Center, 800 North 100 West, Pleasant Grove. Family and friends may attend a viewing Tuesday evening from 6-8 pm at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove and at the church on Wednesday one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Our heart felt sympathy to the Bezold  family

David “Buffalo Butt” Bezold

Dave recently passed away on August 3rd 2012. He loved to

Rendezvous and hunt with a muzzle loader and swig at the camp fire.

Dave had seen many years at Fort Bridger Rendezvous. His first Fort

Bridger Rendezvous was in 1973 with his wife Barb and first born son

Christopher (Carrie) who celebrated his 1st birthday there. His other

two sons Steve (Jodee) and Michael (Lauren) also grew up knowing the

Rendezvous way of life from splashing in the creek and winning many

costume contests. Dave had seen things from hurricane type weather,

dry heat, floods and snow over the years at Fort Bridger while dressed

in his buckskins. He had the honor of showing his two grandsons

Weston and Levi the Rendezvous way of life from their early ages who

now are 13 and 10 and continue to live the Rendezvous way of life.

He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. A full obituary can be

viewed at

Our heart felt sympathy to the Smith  family

Grey Griz aka Ted Smith passed away suddenly and peacefully November 14, 2011. He loved going to the rendezvous. He was happy in his mountain man, man cave, planning the next one. We attended the Ft. Bridger rendezvous in 2011 with our friends Bob and Edie. We had a great time, and were planning the next one. He’s at his final rendezvous. He’s loved and missed by his wife and friends.
Sincerely Linda Smith





Our heart felt sympathy to the Vaughn family

Wally Vaughn a long time attendee of the rendezvous passed away on Thursday the 15th of July.

Our heart felt sympathy to the Whetton family

George Whetton from Morgan Ut passed away early Saturday morning April 10, 2010. He was known as Just George at the Fort Bridger Rendezvous.  George missed the first Rendezvous held at Fort Bridger.

He attended every rendezvous since and made many friends that the held with the highest respect for each and every one. He would always shared his experiences with everyone.

He will be missed.

At this time we do not know when the services will be held, but guessing Friday Apr 16,  or Saturday Apr 17 of this week. Watch the Ogden Ut papers for more information.

Our heart felt sympathy to the Hamilton family

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our friend and fellow Buck-Skinner, Ron Hamilton. On January 19th, 2010 Ron lost his battle with cancer passed into God’s care.  Ron and his wife Donna were the original proprietors of Hamilton Dry Goods.  Hamilton Dry Goods has been a mainstay on Trader’s Row at the Fort Bridger Rendezvous for many years.  In recent years the Hamilton Dry Goods trade space at Fort Bridger has been operated by his son, Matt Hamilton.   The Fort Bridger Rendezvous Association and Board of Directors wish to pass on our deepest sympathy and condolences to Donna and Matt.

Terril (Terry) Halladay a long time attendee of FBR passed away December 16, 2010.

He began attending FBR in the late 1970 s. He attended every year except those 2 while he and his wife were on their Mission to Nebraska. Terry began attending with his Muzzle Loading club from Roosevelt. Some of those members are Cloyd Davis, Dr. Gary White, Dan and Naomi Bird. Our little group of attendees has grown to include Terry s grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rendezvous is better than Christmas to all of his progenies. Terry s well-loved Mountain Man equipment was part of his legacy and has been distributed to his family members who plan to continue their tradition of yearly attending Rendezvous. He is attending FBR is spirit and in our hearts.

If you know of a rendevouzer that has passed on, please send us information to post here.