Jenny Ann Blatnick



1959 – 2017

On November 9, 2017, Jenny passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, after a long, hard-fought battle with lung and heart-related issues.

Born April 22, 1959 to parents Louis and Ruth Hamann.

A wife, a mother, a grandma too. This is the legacy we have from you.

You taught us love and how to fight. You gave us strength, you gave us might.

A stronger person would be hard to find. And in your heart, you were always kind.

You fought for us all in one way or another. Not just as a wife, not just as a mother.

For all of us you gave your best. Now the time has come for you to rest.

So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep. Your love in our hearts we’ll eternally keep.

Jenny is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Guy Blatnick; daughters Adrienne (Joe) Woodson, Sarah (Tyler) Hill, Christine (Gerrin) McClister, and son Joshua (Aubrey) Blatnick; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson; siblings Clay (Beth) Hamann and Lee (Frank) Schiffel; fur babies Frieda and Sammie; special friends Tammy and Paul, and many other countless friends and family members.

Family and friends are invited to a celebration of her life on Saturday, November 18, 2017 between the hours of 5:00 and 7:00 pm at City View Memoriam, located at 1001 East 11th Avenue, Salt Lake City.

The family wishes to thank the many staff members at the University of Utah for all the loving care given to Jenny over the years.


Katie Inoway Misaka

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Katie Inoway Misaka passed away peacefully at home on September 23, 2017 from pancreatic cancer. She will be remembered as a lady of grace, generosity, kindness, humor and faith. Katie was born in Lima, Ohio on September 7, 1928 to Jack Kurata Inoway and Toshiko Fujii Inoway.  She moved to Salt Lake City after high school and attended the University of Utah, earning Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees with honors from the College of Education.  She married Wat Misaka in 1952.

Katie was dedicated to education throughout her life.  She taught kindergarten and junior high French at the William M. Stewart Laboratory School on the University campus, supervised secondary student teachers throughout the Salt Lake valley while raising her two children and taught second grade at Muir Elementary in Bountiful from 1973 until her retirement in 1994.

She was a devoted and actively-involved wife, mother and grandmother.  She tutored, encouraged and supported her three grandchildren in their education and activities.  She accompanied Wat to various events associated with his participation in sports, including as a member of the U of U’s 1944 NCAA and 1947 NIT basketball championship teams, the New York Knicks and the Japanese American National Bowling Association (JANBA).  Katie maintained life-long relationships and correspondence with friends and relatives across the US and Japan.  One of the highlights of her life was to visit her father’s 325-year old ancestral home near Hiroshima.

She is survived by husband, Wat; daughter, Nancy Umemura (Cary) and their son, Joel; son, Hank Misaka and his daughters, Kennah and Erin; sisters-in-law, Rita Inoway, Jeanette Misaka, Yayoi Misaka and their families; cousin, Yoko Azuma (Shoji) and other cousins in California and Japan.  She was an active member of the Japanese Church of Christ in Salt Lake City.  At her request, there will be no funeral.  An informal Remembrance will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017 from Noon – 2:00 p.m. at Eldredge Manor, 564 West 400 North, Bountiful, Utah, where family and friends are welcome.  Light dessert refreshments will be served.  Our deepest gratitude to Dr. David Kuo, Malia Pomale and the staff at Canyon Hospice for their exceptional, loving care.  Inurnment will be at City View Memoriam near her mother, Toshiko, and brother, Carl.

Mary Jo Swift



Mary Jo Swift, daughter of Norma Redd Pierce, passed away on September 26, 2017 in her Salt Lake home after a twenty year struggle with the aftereffects of a severe case of pneumonia. Her courage and infectious optimism was an inspiration to all those around her. She is survived by her loving husband, Larry, her three beautiful children, Robert, Kirsten and Lauren and three precious grandchildren Alice, Lucy and Oscar, son-in-law Pete, three brothers and five sisters and their wonderful families. Mary Jo was born on January 16, 1949 in Salt Lake, received a BS in Biochemistry from the U of U and a MS in Marine Biology from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. She and her husband Larry were married on July 18, 1975 in San Francisco, CA. The family lived in CA, AZ, UT, South Africa, and settled back in UT. Mary Jo had a loving and adventurous spirit and left lifelong friends everywhere she lived. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends around the world.

Celebration-of-life services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sep 30, 2017, at City View Memoriam, 1001 East 11th Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Doctors without Borders.

Frank DePaolo

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August 17th, 1931 – September 11th, 2017   

His parents were Frank and Philomena DePaolo and he was the 5th of 6 sons. (Amato, Phillip, Dominic, Anthony, Frank, and Raymond) He is once again with his mother, father, and brothers.

He was raised in Roseto, PA.  A small town where a shirt factory was the town’s main source for jobs. Dad worked at the shirt factory with his mother. They did have a small movie theater that dad worked at so he could see the latest movies. But this small town was strong with Italian values of family and their Catholic Church. Dad and his brothers sang in the church choir and were alter boys. He and his brothers were raised to be hard workers and that family came first.  He and his brothers would give a portion of their earnings to help support the family.  Dad was the only member of his family to graduate from the local high school. Dad loved to cook (thank goodness I would have starved as a child, the only thing mom could cook or burn was puff pastry with tuna) and part of the reason he loved to cook was because it was time spent with his mother.  She taught him to cook her recipes and I am the lucky one to have had those recipes taught to me.  My boys, are you going to be the next generation with Grandma’s cooking skills?

Upon graduation dad joined the United States Air Force.  This is where he met his wife Bonnie Putnam. Also a member of the United States Air Force.  They were married 0n August 30th, 1952, in Elko, Nevada.  Ripley’s Believe It or Not couldn’t believe they were still married at the time of his death.  They had one daughter Margaret DePaolo Jensen.  He was also the parent to several hamsters, a couple of dogs and a herd of cats. They made their many homes in Bountiful, Utah.

Dad worked for a local gas station in Bountiful while attending Weber State. (Keddington’s Phillips 66, on Mail Street Bountiful.) He then was employed by Hercules.  They built the rockets that were used in the space program.  He took early retirement but found out he couldn’t “just do nothing!”  So, he went to work for Marriott. When he left Marriott he still couldn’t sit home and be with Bonnie.  So when he retired from Marriott he became a crossing guard at Foxboro Elementary which was his final job.

Dad was also the Exalted Ruler in the Bountiful Elks Lodge and then Served in tehsame position for the State of Utah Elks. He was a very social man in the right situation and he had many good friends in the Elks.

Mom and Dad have lived apart this past year.  Mom is a resident at Avalon and is struggling with finding her mind.  Personally, I don’t think she will find it anytime soon.  He visited her every day until he was too sick to keep going.

Dad moved in with his daughters family when the cancer was found and he decided he wasn’t going to fight the cancer.  He didn’t want to be alone while he fought the fight.  He would lie to us telling us he was fine even when we knew he wasn’t fine.  Stubborn Italian!  Well, you know who won the fight or I wouldnt be writing this, but we knew the cancer would win.

He leaves behind his wife Bonnie, daughter Margaret and son-in-law Neil Jensen.  Three grandsons and 4 great grandchildren.  Bart and his daughter Olivia, Adam and his wife Jennae and their 3 son’s Stockton, Xander, and Camden, and Clarke Jensen.

I know you don’t believe in an after- life, but I wish I could see your face when you see your family! Have a safe journey dad and know that we love you. See you soon…

Neil and I and our family would like to thank the Adagio Hospice that came into our home to care for dad the last several months. Thank You Jon. Rosemary, and Lisa.  As a family we will miss you.

Frank will be entombed in the Mount Calvary Mausoleum, Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Salt Lake City, UT


Bonnie Darlene Putnam De Paolo

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January 14th, 1931 – September 12th, 2017

Well, the Three Musketeers are no more.  I can’t believe that you left me here less than 24 hours after dad passed away!  Now there is only one Musketeer to fight the worlds battles. And protect the family.

Bonnie’s parents are Artimus and Thelma Bull Putnam. She had 2 sisters and one brother.  Margaret, Delores, Bonnie, and Jim.  I hope their reunion was joyous and filled with Jim’s humor.  Mom was born and raised here in Bountiful, Utah.  Life was hard, Artie liked to hang out at the local Pool Hall and money was tight.  Gram divorced Artie (which was unheard of in those days) mom was around 7 years old.  Uncle Ruben helped the family and mom went to work for Uncle Ruben in his fields.  So as a little girl she learned to pick pea’s, strawberries, apples, peaches, and grapes where all of the SNAKES would hide and chase her.  She was a good picker and fast and soon many of the local farmers wanted Bonnie to help in their fields.  Gram went to work and mom was left to take care of Jim.  So, into the fields with Bonnie he went.  They had a close relationship all of their lives, Jim knew he could count on Bonnie.

Most of us are not old enough to remember the dikes in West Bountiful, a place where people could go and play in the water.  Gram gathered the family, her kids, her brother and sister in law and their kids, and her father, and off to the dikes they went to play and spend time as a family on a Sunday afternoon.  However, that day mom and her sister Delores were walking in the water with their cousin Louise, holding hands.  Suddenly Louise slipped into the water but they couldn’t see her or feel her.  Grams bother Bill jumped into the water to find her and he didn’t come back up.  Grams dad William jumped into the water and he didn’t come back up either.  The divers found the three bodies trapped in a little cave beneath the water.  This caused mom to have an extreme fear of the water.  I had probably 8 years of swimming lessons and we never put our boat on the water on a Sunday.

Mom worked for Swede Olson in the Bountiful Drug store he owned.  The building used to be where the Bountiful Post Office is now located.  To her dying day she didn’t like ice cream because of all of the ice cream she worked with at the drug store.  However, she did love her Iron Port and then her Coke.

She liked to hang with her high school friends at Davis High.  She also loved playing sports.  All sports! In a softball game, she was hit in the mouth with a softball and lost 3 teeth.  Gram was not amused!  She was a good student and enjoyed the activities that high school provided at that time. When mom’s mind was being ravaged by dementia we were watching T.V. and a commercial came on about the Harlem Globe Trotters coming to town.  She looks at me in all seriousness and says, “You know I played for that team, I was their star player.” Hmmmmmm

Mom was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  When mom graduated from high school she received a gold band for perfect church attendance in high school.  I have that ring and I cherish it because mom was raised in and obviously loved the Church, but when she married she left the church and never looked back.

After graduation, she joined the Air Force and met Dad, Frank De Paolo.  He was in the Ari Force too.  They were married in Elko, Nevada, on August 30th, 1952.  My birthday is also August 30th, so I never forgot their anniversary.  This union was not a perfect or happy one, but they stuck it out to the end.  They had one daughter, Margaret De Paolo Jensen (yes, I was named after my mom’s sister who died at the age of 13).

Mom worked all but 2 years of my life.  The pediatrician was afraid we would drive each other insane and needed the break from each other, so I hung out at Arbon’s Fun School while she worked as a secretary for many different companies and doctors.  One of those companies was Prows Wood and yes, she worked for Dick Prows.  To show what a small world this is Dick lived in my current neighborhood until his passing.  She also worked for Dr. Robert Carson who helped develop the arthroscopic surgery procedure for reairing knee injuries.

We traveled all over the place but never in Utah.  (Unless there was water for the boat.)  She wanted me to learn about all of the other places that were not Utah.  Mom wanted me to see a diverse world and that all people are the same.

Mom taught me a lot of things because she had a lot of talents like needlepoint, cross stitching, a love a reading, being creative, how to make sure my clothes matched, but there was one thing she didn’t teach me and that was how to cook.  Mom you were the worst cook ever.  I remember the time you decided to make an angel food cake and it caught on fire in the oven so dad called it a devil food cake with brimstone.  You had also made a mess in his clean oven.  One time I told you that you can cook if you can read.  You said, “I can read so it should be easy.”  A couple of days later you called and said, “this cake doesn’t look right and I have been reading the directions.”  I walked down to your house and sure enough you had been reading the direction.  You had a boxed frosting mix in the bowl and you were reading the directions from the cake mix box.  So, the cake mix was still in the box and the frosting mix with eggs and oil in it looked like vomit! You never cooked again.

Bonnie leaves behind her daughter Margaret, son in law Neil Jensen.  Three grandsons and 4 great grandchildren.  Bart and his daughter Olivia, Adam and his wife Jennae and their 3 son’s Stockton, Xander, and Camden, and Clarke Jensen.

Mom I hope you find the illusive peace and happiness that dad and I just couldn’t seem to give you here on earth.  You were loved more than you ever thought.  I hope that your family was waiting for you on the other side of the veil and that there was a joyous reunion.  Keep busy because you were always happiest when you had things to do.  See you soon…

Neil and I and our family would like to thank Adagio Hospice for going to the care facility to take care of her for the last 3 days of her life.   Thank You Jon, Rosemary and Lisa.

Bonnie will be entombed in the Mount Calvary Mausoleum, Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Salt Lake City, UT

Beulah Ensign George



10/09/1937 – 08/20/2017

Today, with heavy hearts that are full of pain and happiness, we announce that this wonderful lady, who brought so much love, joy and laughter to so many has made the journey to a family reunion that is long overdue. Upon arriving she was greeted by her mom and dad, who she has missed terribly, as well as her brothers, sisters, and all of her extended family that went on before her. What a beautiful day of celebration for all these beautiful blue eyes.
We know she is busy making sure that everything is in the right place and everyone is being taken care of. This remarkable lady was so talented at crocheting and knitting and now her hands are free from pain to do what she enjoyed the most.
Her hugs and kisses and “I love you”s will forever be missed! She leaves behind her extended family and friends who will always be so grateful for the wonderful memories and stories that we will share forever. We love you forever and ever and miss you so much – until we meet again. WE LOVE YOU!
Per Mom’s wishes she was cremated and a small service celebrating her beautiful life will be held Saturday, August 26th, 2017 at City View Memoriam (1001 East 11th Avenue Salt Lake City, Utah) from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

George Percell



On August 18, 2017 George Percell went home to be with his heavenly family. He was an amazing person and full of life. He always had a smile on his face and a little twinkle in his eye. His favorite things were feeding the ducks and drinking his 32 oz coffee.  George looked at life as a journey. George loved being surrounded by family.  May you rest in peace and be reunited with your mom and two brothers until we meet again. George is survived by his nieces Charlotte Percell and Vanessa Percell, his nephew in-law Joey Maldonado, his great nephew Dominic Percell and his sister-in-law Rose Percell.

George is proceeded in death by his mother Anne Chaus and his brothers Richard Percell and Steve Swartz. 

We would like to thank Little Cottonwood Nursing home for taking amazing care of George. 

There will be a graveside service on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. 

Please send flowers to City View Memoriam.