Saturday, August 23, 2008

Imlay Family

Condolences for the family of Valerie Imlay may be posted here or emailed to

Valerie Imlay


sbentley said...

Dear family, We want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Danny and Sheila Bentley (Don's children in Smithfield)

amy said...

Imlay Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We loved seeing Val in the office when we would go in. We will miss seeing her smiling face.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tyler and Amy Garfield

Sharayah said...

She was such an amazing, beautiful person! Every time she would come in to give me a chemical peel, she would smile at me and she was so positive. I will miss her terribly.

My sincerest apologies from the depth of my heart. She will be missed.

Anonymous said...

Val's smile always made my day brighter. She is such an amazing person and she will be missed!

Joyce said...

Val was a great person, her family was the most important in her life! She was a great mother, wife, and grandma. She WILL be watching over her boys (husband, sons, and two grandson's and their families)....

She has given so much to her family, and to the community. She will be dearly missed!

Our prayers are with all of the Imlay family...

Dean and Joyce LeFevre

Loperena's said...

Imlay Family...
We sure will miss our Aunt Val what a beautiful person!
Love the Loperena Family

Liz - Jess said...

From the moment I became part of the Prisbrey family, Val was there to welcome me in. I have never felt out of place or un-loved when Val was in the room. She had an amazing way of making everyone feel comfortable and important. Each time we would come into town and stop by she would stop whatever it was she was doing and go out back to visit.

I have always admired the beautiful person she is! Between laying down the law for her boys, the many of them, (sons, grandsons, husband, brothers, fathers, and friends) she never appeared to be the little person she was.

We will miss her personality and love greatly! And we look forward to when our family will see her again.

We love you guys!

Liz Prisbrey

Jayme Dalton said...

I was so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. Many of my earliest memories include your family whether it be eating eating peas from your garden with Kadin or playing in the street between our houses. She will truly be missed. May God bless you and your family through this difficult time.

Jayme Dalton
Phoenix, AZ

BrownFam said...

Dear Imlay Family,
We are so sorry for the loss of such a great person. We pray for your family at this hard time and hope that peace and comfort surrounds you and lifts you up.
Coby, Stephani, & Alayna Brown

Ross & Leslie Dalton said...

What a tragic loss for all who knew Val. We count ourselves among the many friends that truly loved Val.
We believe that families and friends will be together forever; for this we are grateful.
Val blessed our life in more ways than we can express. We loved her and will miss her.
Love, Ross & Leslie Dalton

Anonymous said...

Imlay Family - as we struggle with the loss of Keith, we want you to know that we are also very aware of your loss of Valerie. Our hearts go out to you. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord bless your family with peace and comfort. The Shumway's

Jen Young said...

We are so sorry to hear of this horrible accident and for the loss of Val. It puts a pit in the bottom of your stomach knowing that she is gone. We first met Val almost 11 years ago when Mark was in the bishopric in our student ward, and then he was our home teacher after we got married and lived just down the street from them. She threw a baby shower for me and was such a great person. We enjoyed visiting Val and Mark from time to time after we moved. She loved her family so much and was very proud of her boys. Our hearts go out to Mark and her boys and grandchildren. Our prayers are with you at this time and know that she lived a good life.
Lynar and Jennifer Young (Rogers, Arkansas)

Elan Woman said...

Words don't begin to comfort...
Val was the matriarch of unconditional love, heart felt laughter and pure love of Christ. And she was the beauty that graced our May/June cover. What a gift it is to have that memory and time with her!

We're thinking about you Mark and SO glad we have photos of the two of you together from Val's photo shoot.

We will honor Val the entire week, posting our favorite shots of her on my blog at:

May you feel the love of the Savior and take comfort in knowing that families are together forever!

Kameron and Tanya Shortt said...

We first met when my wife and I became engaged, who then worked for DR. E. I remember how you greeted me with a smile and said, "I thought you would be shorter". Big or small personalities, yours my friend was huge. You are greatly missed! Mark what can you say in times like these, but know there are many thought's and prayers for you and the family. God Bless...

Anonymous said...

Imlay Family,

My heart goes out to you! My thoughts and prayers are with you! I loved Val and thought she was an amazing person. She was always so sensitive to my needs and was so great at what she did. I will miss Val greatly! Brianne Moon

Anonymous said...

Imlay Family,
So sorry for the loss of Val. She was a beautiful person inside and out. Val, will be missed by all that knew her. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

David and Stacy Faddis

Fishy said...


Val was one of my favorite ladies. Some of my fondest memories involve her at Girls Camp. "Batman" (our nickname for her) was always up for anything we wanted to do, and she made everything fun. She was a great example to all of us. I'll miss catching up with her. Just know that we are praying for all of you, and that you WILL see her again. - Jentrie Matheson

Drew and Jane Hyer and Family said...

Dear Families,
I was deeply saddened by your losses. As I sit by the computer reading about the accident, my 10 year old son, David said "We know how that feels". We, too, lost someone in an automobile accident in October of last year. My heart goes out to you and you are all in our prayers. I did not directly know any of your loved ones, but I know the niece and cousin of two of them. I can promise you that several things will happen. You will feel the Love and Comfort of Our Heavenly Father and Savior during this time period. They will not forsake you. Please cling to that fact and know that They and your loved ones are near. Families ARE forever and you will see them again and they are waiting for you on the other side. Your heart will break at times, but your hearts will also soar. Sweet memories will crowd your mind and you will be comforted. Your community and state are praying for you and this will also strengthen you when the times are tough. Asking why does not help much, but being still does. Know that you all are in many people's prayers and hearts and you are not alone. May Father's richest blessings be poured out upon you during this time and in the future while you carry on.
With love and understanding,

The Christians said...

Mark and boys,
Thank you so much for sharing Val with us. We loved her dearly and mourn with you at this time. She'll always be my "work mom". We deeply wish we could do more, but we hope you khow how much we all loved her, and got to love you through her love for you.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Val's family and friends at this time of sorrow.
I remember Val's great smile and outstanding personality. She was in a class I taught several years ago...she never gave up....always tried her very best and she became a friend to all she met. I always respected her for her attitude and gentle spirit...with just enough spunk! Each time I would see her around town, it was like our conversation would picked up from where it left off..even though a year or two had passed.

I will miss you Val.
Kathy Hannert

Mitch and Robyn said...

Val is someone who made many great impressions on everyone that knew her, I will never forget the time I spent working with her and traveling with her at SwSC and Red Canyon. I will never forget how she made us laugh... she was always so cold, and we would just laugh at her when she would come to work ALL bundled up to stay warm... We all loved her and will miss her terribly. My heart goes out to the Imlay Family, She is a choice spirit... I feel comfort in knowing that Families are forevre and that we WILL see her again someday... with love Robyn and MItch Gubler

Anonymous said...

Dear Mark and Family,

You are in out thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Val was a beautiful lady who loved life and her family. We pray for our Heavenly Father to comfort and bless you and your family.

Sincerest Condolences,

Scott and Sherrie Hansen

Anonymous said...

Mark and family,
Cute Val it was such a pleasure growing up next door to all of you. I can still invision Valerie studying on the front porch when she decided to go back to college, I believe she was a straight A student. She was an inspiration to me and so sweet to all of us, Mom, Noelle, Charlie and myself.
You are in our thoughts and prayers. We think so much of your family and will miss Val so very much. What a cute lady with so much to give to others. We will be praying for all of you.
Chris and Kaylyn Hickman

Darin Rowley said...

Dear Imlay Family,
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Val was my cub scout leader some 23 years ago and I value the memories of her and of your family. You are in our prayers.
Darin Rowley (Ft. Worth, TX)

Hali said...

Ben & Bonnie, and Imlay family...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. On the few occasions I had to meet Val she was so tremendously sweet, and I was always impressed. Bonnie could never say enough good things about her.

You're in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord comfort and keep you at this time.

With love,
Hali Nielsen

vindicator82935 said...

Bon, Ben and Imlay family-

We are very sorry for your loss. Bonnie and Ben always had great family stories to share with us about her. I only got the opportunity to visit with her a few times since Bonnie and Ben got married, but what I remember most about her was her smile. She had an amazing smile! Thank you for allowing us to know such a wonderful person. We love you all so much. Our hearts and prayers are with you!

All our love,
Lynsey, James,& Alana Nielsen

Heidi Evans said...

Your family has always been very sepecial to mine. I had just waited on you all at Rustys. Val teased me that I was talking to myself, and I had told her it was a normal thing! Everyone was always happy to wait on you, especially You Mark and your wife. I feel that you and my folks were truly some of most special and in love couples, even being together so long.Please let any of us know if we can help you.
Love Heidi,Dave Evans and both Curtis and Curtis Jr. DeMille

Cassie said...

Dear Mark and Family,
As I read through the comments I noticed so many things that I wanted to say that everyone has already said so many times, especially how Val was our "work mom." Literally from the second I started working at Dr. Ellsworth's office, Val took me under her wing. I considered her much more than a co-worker and love her very much. I will miss seeing her smile and hearing her happy laugh but am assured in the knowledge that we will be with her and the other's affected by this terrible accident again.
Much Love and deepest condolances,
The Meredith's

Leslee said...

Bonnie & Ben,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I spent many hours at Southwest trying to get fixed up before my wedding, and remember Val being there many times! You are in our thoughts and prayers!
Jared and Leslee Cook

Anonymous said...

I am sorry for your loss. She is a beautiful lady with a beautiful smile!

Gregg said...

To the Imlay Sons:
Your mother had the heart and generosity of a saint. I can not tell you how many times your parents willingly gave to my parents throughout the years; they are the epitome of kindness beyond measure.
The shock of this loss will one day subside; but I hope that in the mean time you live in the memory of your mother's love that she so willingly gave to others.

I am so sorry.

Gregg Wood

Wendy Chamberlain Rufi said...

Jay and Georgia Prisbey had a family of boys; LoRaine & Lila Chamberlain had a family of girls. I have many wonderful childhood memories of time spent growing up in Cedar City with the Prisbey's. When Valerie came along she had the protection (and playful torment) of her borthers. I know that Val's passing will leave a very big hole in the lives of the Prisbey family, and that she will be terribly missed by all. May the lord keep and comfort you in your time of need. Wendy Chamberlain Rufi

Steph said...

Val came to Page with Dr Ellsworth and Dave each month. I am blessed to have met her and honored to have been able to get to know her a bit. I always thought, Wow! What a chic, classy lady! And so so sweet. Val was always so helpful, funny and relaxed, even on the most frantic of days. She was always so helpful and gracious. I remember after they had been coming a couple of months, I saw that Val kind of acted like the "mom" of the crew, though she looked like she could be one of the "kids!" Val will be missed and remembered. Her family is in my prayers. Stephanie Sotelo, Page Hospital Medical Arts Center

Anonymous said...

Imlay Family,
Please accept our most heartfelt condolences. Many friends and community members share in your grief. Val's legacy of love and family will be remebered and not forgotten. With deep sympathy,
Lora E. Tom
Luci Pineda

*~JaLyne~* said...

Kadin and Family

I'm so sorry for the loss of your special mom. As much as Kadin talked about her, I know what an amazing woman she was. Keep in mind the eternal perspective that you will see her again. I am here for anything you need.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Queststar said...

Please accept our deepest sympathy. We know Valerie will be missed beyond comprehension by all those who loved her. To Mark and Kadin, it was a pleasure to meet you at your mom's house last month. I am sure Valerie will continue to watch over her boys from Heaven above. While we never met Val, I am sure she was one in a million. To Jane, my father Merrill Harrison's dear neighbor and friend, who thought so much of you and Daryl, may Heavenly Father comfort you and hold you in His hands, as He has us, with the passing of my father last year. Call upon Him frequently and He will carry you. May your whole family be comforted and blessed in your time of great need. Please know of our love and deep sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dr. Lyle Harrison, Connie, and family (Williston, ND)

tardinc said...

Dear Imlay and Prisbrey Family,
Val was a beautiful person inside and out. She always had a smile on her face with a friendly hello. She will be greatly missed.
With our deepest sympathy.
Linda and Craig Clark and the Southern Components Family.

Anonymous said...

Mark and Boys... I am so so sorry for the loss of Val she was one amazing women and Friend she had that special gift that the savior wants each of us to do,, her love was unconditional and she did not judge anyone..Val was so close to perfect. I have known Val for 32 years and have thanked God many times that she came into my life she always had such a gift of lifting you up when you were down. Mark you and Val had the kind of marriage that people strive for. She loved her family thats for sure and thank god that Families are Forever..I love you Val...Staci

Anonymous said...

I am still in shock, and I cannot even imagine how Valerie's family is handling this.

She was amazing...and still we met in the office and just "clicked"...she was my friend and confident. A friendship that developed so fast...yet ended too fast...

My love, prayers and thoughts are with the Imlay family..

God bless you all at this time.

Sally D'Angelo said...

I am in shock and I can't even imagine what Val's family is going through at this tragic time.

I just spoke to her a week ago on the phone...she was my friend and confident. She just one like her. She made everyone around feel important.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Imlay family..

Val, I love you...

Sally D'Angelo

Kelly said...

Mark and Boys,
I can't say enough about your mom, she is a great lady. Every time I bumped into her getting a coke she always had a smile on her face and her bubbly way of making conversation. What a woman, she will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to you guys, hang in there, there will come a day when you will see her again. Your in my thoughts and prayers.
Love The Mangum's (Kelly, Kason & Karly)

Anonymous said...

To Mark and Caden, (and the rest of the Imlay family)
Our whole family is so saddened by the news of your loss. May the Lord be with you during this difficult time. We love you and are praying for you. We will be in attendance at the Memorial tonight.
Your Friends,
Mark and Carrie Miller Family
(Mountain Lighting)

ginger said...

What a beautiful woman. She even let me tease her about being a "Covergirl" the last time I saw her. Her happiness showed through no matter where she went, whether it was at church or at the office, she was always smiling. Kadin, I didn't make the connection between the two of you until today, I am so sorry. Our family prays for Heavenly Father to comfort you all through this difficult time. ginger wilcox

Anonymous said...

I am shocked and saddened by the loss of Val and the rest of the staff. My children and I had been coming into the office for years and we just loved Val. I spoke with her at Wal-mart the day before the accident and I am so glad that I had the chance to see her one more time. She was beautiful in many ways!
Our prayers are with your family. What a blessing it is to know that you will see her again.
Dani McDermott and kids

Marie Bott said...

Dear Imlay Family,

I am so sorry to hear about Val. I have memories of Val ever since I can remember. I remember being at your house for joy school, water fights, night games, and parties. She was always so kind to me. I walked out in my garage the other day and saw a jumprope that she made for me probably 20 years ago. She will be greatly missed. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this hard time.

Marie (Kenney) Bott

Keith and Carol said...
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Keith and Carol said...

Mark: Wow, still can't believe that lovely Val is gone from this earth but her magnificent smile will forever be in our hearts. She was one-classy-down-to-earth lady and proud to say that we were lucky to have her a part of our lives. There is nothing we can say to ease your pain but we will keep your family in our prayers. Please take care of yourself and I'm sure Val would want you to stay strong for your boys. We love you and we will miss her too. Keith, Carol and Family

Anonymous said...

Dear family, my family and I are so sorry for your loss. At my daughters last appointment she and Valerie talked about Nauvoo. Valerie told us about her experiences there and what a wonderful time she had. My daughter had just returned from the church history trip. Valerie also told us of the quilt she had purchased there. What a sweet and happy lady! We feel so blessed to have known her. FAMILIES CAN BE TOGETHER FOREVER!!

Anonymous said...

I am from SC & I wanted you to know that this tragedy has reached across the US. I will keep your family in my prayers, and I pray that God will give you peace & strength through this awful time.

Anonymous said...


When I moved down the street from you back in 2001, I didn't know anyone in the ward and felt out of place. You and Val invited us out to dinner, took an interest in us, and were friendly. You helped us feel that we fit in. (I felt a special kinship to you because we were the two non-conformists in the ward who dared not to wear white shirts every Sunday!)

Later, when the furnace in our home stopped working, we called Val for help, and she sent you down with space heaters, and you fixed the furnace for us.

When I had to go to a dermatologist to be screen for skin cancer, I was so relieved to find that Val was my nurse. She and Dr. Ellsworth set me at ease and made me feel comfortable enough to tell them about other medical problems that they then resolved.

I had to move last year, but I am so grateful to have known you and Val, and your boys (Kadin is a great plumber and worker; I know you are proud of him, too).

I share your grief, but I also know that Val is in the loving embrace of our Heavenly Father even as I write these words that I hope will speak to your heart. Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life. He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live" (John 11:25). Val was one of the most Christlike people I have ever known, and in my heart, I know she lives. I know that she received a hero's welcome upon her return home, accompanied by the words we all most want to hear at that critical hour: "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."

May the Lord be with you and your sons, today and always. You're in my heart and prayers.


Anonymous said...

Dear Imlay and Prisbrey Family,

We are deeply sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful and classy lady! Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Kyle and Lori Stubbs

Cedar Reids said...

Ben & Bonnie, and Imlay Family,
We just want you to know that we think about you every day, and pray for your family every night. We love you guys and know this must be a very hard time. Remember that Families are Forever!

We love you guys!
Gordon, Rachel, Tayson & Taylor

JJ&K said...
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JJ&K said...

Bonnie & Ben,
So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, as well as with the other families involved. May the Lord bless you with the spirit of comfort knowing that some day you will see each other again!
Jim, Judy and Keeli Cheney

Anonymous said...

Dear Imlay Family,
Thanks for letting us get to know Valerie. She was such a great person to know. Every time one of us went into the office she went out of her way to talk to us and see how we were doing. We will miss her dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love, McKell and Dallin Clark

Joyce said...

Imlay Family,

We want to express our appreciation for Val. We have been patients at the clinic for many years, even when they were located at the old hospital. Val has always acknowledged us personally and made us feel at ease. She was a special person with a kind heart. We will miss her!

Farrell and Carolyn DeMille

Nikki said...

I did not have the oppurtunity to meet Valerie. I probably would not have the chance to hear so many wonderful things about Valerie had I not met her niece Diamond Fullmer at Apollo College. I was in shock when Diamond came back from her weekend visit home to tell me about the horrific accident her Aunt Val was in. She also told me great stories of their time together, how anytime her Aunt Val got new skin products in she would call Diamond up to try them out on her and how she has a great family resemblence to her Aunt. I send my thoughts to your family in your tragic moment.

Trevor said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers. She brightened my life as well. I know she'll be looking down and doing all she can for you fellas. Best wishes.

Trevor and Jill Page

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful lady. She was so friendly and she always had a smile in her face. My heart is full of emotion and I just pray that you will feel the peace and comfort we are all praying for you to have. I can't imagine what a shock this is for your family, but Val helped so many people and filled her mission on earth a little sooner than the rest of us. At least we know that you will see her again!!!

Anonymous said...

I grew up in the old Fourth Ward with Valerie and her brothers. Val was always full of life and lived it to it's fullest. She was beautiful, both inside and out and will truly be missed. My last memory of Val was at the parade on July 24th. We were in front of her family during the parade route. Val was marching with her ward "Kazoo" band. After some teasing from her family, she pointed and yelled, "That's my family"! It was apparent to all who were there that she loved her family very much and they loved her and were proud of her. She was a blessing to all who knew and loved her.

packs said...

Mark and Caden, and the entire Imlay family.

We recently heard of your devasting loss and wanted to let you know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Shari and David Pack

Anonymous said...

Mark and Boys...I have already left one message but I just cant get her out of my mind and what a Wonderful Person she was We all know that she is with our Heavenly Father and he is so proud of Her and Val lived the kind of life that the Savior wants us to live..I am so Blessed to have gotten to know such a sweet sweet person ....I Loved how she never ever judged me ...Mark you all did so well at the funeral and the Spirit was so strong and it felt as if she was right there...the things that were said will help me live the kind of life I need to because I want to be able to see her again..I love you all and want you to know that...Love ya Staci Holyoak

Anonymous said...

My condolences to you and yours. I am a coworker of Kirt Melling and I just found out about this incident today. May God comfort you in this time of grief.

Rob Mobley

The Jeffery Family said...

Ben and Bonnie-
our thoughts and prayers have been with the two of you and your family. I think the world of you guys and pray for you always

Anne said...

Remembering Val

Val, Pam, and I were exercise buddies a few years ago. I understand that Val and Pam had taught this aerobics class for years before I moved to Cedar City and joined as a student. We had a great time exercising together in the Cultural Hall of the church to music such as” Secret Agent, Man” and other favorites. While we were resting, we talked about our lives and our families. Val often spoke lovingly of her husband, sons, and grandchildren. She talked about her sons’ successes and trials. She told us that she was pleased to be able to watch her oldest grandchild while her son worked.

Then, slowly, we became too busy with our jobs to exercise together regularly. We talked mostly on the phone when she was working at the dermatology office, which she greatly loved. She would always greet me warmly and ask about my family. She was a caring and talented woman with an out-going personality who saw the best in others. We are so sorry to have lost her. She will be greatly missed.

Anne Hawkins, MD

Robert and Mary Pearson said...

It's been nearly a year since the tragic accident. I really miss Valerie. Every time I saw her she would brighten my day. She had a beautiful spirit that radiated. She is greatly missed.