PRICE-Rudy Felice left this life peacefully Feb. 10, 2011 with his son at his side. He was the oldest son of Frank and Elizabeth Siletta Felice, born on Jan. 9, 1914 in Helper, Utah.
As a young man, Rudy was part of the first Balanced Rock Expedition. During WWII he was a service veteran assigned to the "Tough 'Ombres!" Texas/Oklahoma 90th Infantry Division and participated in the D-Day landings at the Utah Beachhead as a forward observer assigned to the 915th Field Artillery Battalion and continued through the end of hostilities (VE-Day). He was awarded two Bronze Stars. He married the love of his life, Jennie Oliveto, July 16, 1947. He owned and operated several businesses through the years, most recently, Rudy's Metro Service in Carbonville, Utah. Rudy loved the outdoors and was an avid skier, ice skater, bicyclist and gardener. He devoted much of his life to the youth in Carbon County. He coached little league baseball and for many years was a Boy Scout leader, receiving the Silver Beaver. He regularly attended the opera and symphony. He was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, life member of Elks, member of the Moose Club, American Legion and Charter member of Post 2379 Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He is survived by his son Ron (Joan); grandchildren Douglas (Claudette), Johanna (Andy) Barraco, and Elizabeth; great-grandchildren Maxx, Isabella and Katie Barraco, and Mikenzie Felice; sister Til Davido; brother Frank (Margaret) Marrelli, sister-in-law Molly Marrelli, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jennie; son Robert; great-granddaughter Mikala; sister Stella Gigliotti; brother Ernie Felice and brother Chuck Marrelli.
Funeral Mass, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, 10 a.m., Notre Dame deLourdes Catholic Church in Price. Vigil service, Tuesday evening 7:30 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home (233 East Main Street) in Price. Family received friends at Mitchell's Tuesday and Wednesday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Cliffview Cemetery, Price. Family and friends are welcome to share special memories of Rudy at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Rudy's name to the Boy Scouts of America Utah National Parks Council 212 East 100 North Price, UT 84501 or via the internet: http:www.scouting.org.