Juanita K. Van Tasell, age 71, of Francis, died October 11, 1990 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Born June 5, 1919 in Francis, Utah to John W. and Betsey Prescott Kirkham. Married Clayne Van Tassell August 29, 1936 in Coalville, Utah; marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. An avid horse lover, she was a member of the Kamas Valley Riding Club. Member of Kamas Valley Grazing Assoc., Kamas Valley Rancher, and the LDS Church.Survived by husband, Francis; son, Raymond J. Van Tassell of Morgan; daughter, Nada Brydson of Kamas; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Bill Thomas of Kamas; two sisters, Elva Hallam of Francis; and Edna Sweena of Kamas.

Funeral services will be held Monday, at 1 p.m. in the Francis Ward Chapel, where friends may call Sunday evening, 6-8 p.m and Monday, 11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Burial will be in the Francis Cemetery. Funeral directors, Crandall Funeral Home.

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