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Inez Gigliotti

PRICE-Inez Thomas Gigliotti, age 82, passed away June 16, 2003 in Price with her daughter and husband at her side.

Born to Louis and Ester "Essie" Kimber Thomas on Oct. 14, 1920 in Winter Quarters, Utah. She later grew up and attended school in Scofield.

Inez was the loving wife of 62 years to Franklin W. Gigliotti, known for years by many as "Pee-Wee and Jiggs."

She was a wonderful and loving mother, who shared her talents as an artist and oil painter with Notre Dame School and Church for over 20 years. She did artwork for the museum and brought color to the old black and white photos from the 20s and 30s for part of her life. She loved and enjoyed her work, but unequal to the love she had for her children. Inez made many friends at Parkdale, and was known as their "little sweet heart." We will miss her very much, yet she will live on through our eyes, in her works of art that she shared with everyone.

Survived by her husband, Frank Gigliotti, Price; daughter, Deborah (Robert) Barney, Wellington; son, William Gigliotti, Roundup, Mont.; grandson Derik Gigliotti, Las Vegas, Nev.; sisters-in-law, Della Pagliaro, Salt Lake City; Emma Battliotti, Ogden; many loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, sister, Dorothy Virden; brothers, William and Louis Thomas.

Funeral service was held June 20 at Mitchell Funeral Home. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery, Price.

Fred T. Duran, Jr.

PRICE-Fred Tony Duran, Jr., age 54, passed away suddenly on June 18, 2003 in Salt Lake City. Born Jan. 26, 1949 in Dragerton, to Fred A. Duran and Mary Gallegos. Married Margie Sandoval May 7, 1966 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church.

Member of the Catholic Church. Longtime resident of Carbon County where he was a former employee of the Deer Creek Local #1769. He had a great love for the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing with his family. Fred loved dancing and most of all he enjoyed his children and grandchildren.

Survived by his loving wife, Margie Duran, son, Freddie Duran, three daughters, Bernadette (Duane) Quintana, Marie Duran, all of Price; Jennifer Duran, Salt Lake City; one brother and five sisters, Wilfred (Alice) Duran, Angie (Manuel) Voher, Lucy Perales, Elva (Armando) Herrera, Mary Duran, Diane (Frank) Martinez, all of Salt Lake City; nine loving grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents, son, Tony Fred Joe Duran, two infant grandchildren, and a brother, Joe Manuel Duran.

Funeral Mass, Wednesday June 25, at 10 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Vigil service, Tuesday evening, 7 p.m. Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Tuesday and Wednesday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Price City Cemetery.

June Wakefield Knudsen

CLAREMONT, CALIF.- June Wakefield Knudsen passed into eternal life the afternoon of June 16, 2003 in Abilene, Texas. Entering life as the oldest child of Clinton N. and Jennie Wakefield on New Year's Day 1920, June lived a very full life. Her childhood years were spent in Huntington. Following schooling at Brigham Young University, she married Ames Russell Knudsen on July 14, 1941 in the LDS Manti Temple. They made their first home in Raleigh, N.C. where her husband continued his college studies. Their first child, Russell York, was born there. Following her husband's enlistment in the Navy for WWII service, they lived in several places across the US. During this naval service time their second child, Karen, was born.

The post-WWII time found the family living in Northern Indiana, her husband teaching at an electronics trade school. The family moved to Southern California in 1960 when her husband took a teaching position at Cal Poly, Pomona. She developed a love of handmade arts and crafts. After the family's arrival in Claremont, she taught needlework in adult school evening classes.

Her loving family consists of Russell York and Marna M. Knudsen of Tulare, Calif.; Karen K. and Gerald S. Campbell of Abilene, Texas; 10 grandchildren, eight have spouses; and 16 great-grandchildren. Her husband preceded her into eternal life in August 1997 after 56 years of marriage.

Todd's Memorial Chapel in Pomona handled the funeral arrangements. A viewing was held on June 22, 2003. Services were held at the LDS Chapel on Baseline Road in Claremont, Calif. on June 23, 2003. Interment was in the National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif.

Steve Dinkins

PRICE-Stephen Otis Dinkins Jr., age 47, passed away June 18, 2003, in Price, while surrounded by his family.

Born June 13, 1956 in Price to Stephen Otis Dinkins, Sr. and Rose Louise Zaccaria. Married Vicki Sue Richardson July 28, 1978 in Green River. Member of the Price Chapel Christian Missionary Alliance.

Steve enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping with family and friends. His favorite activities had him a member of several clubs and associations that included President of the Green River Gun Club, member of the Republic Gun Club, and a member of both the Northwest Walleye and Northwest Bass Associations.

Steve was very involved with the youth of Republic by being president of the local National Little League and of the AAU Basketball. He was an active participant of the Central Mine Rescue Team and of Echo Bay's Mine Rescue Competition Team. He took part in all school, church and community activities.

Stephen Otis Dinkins Jr. was a compassionate husband, father and son who was always kind and loving to all he crossed paths with. He will be forever in our hearts and memories.

Survived by his loving wife, Vicki Dinkins, two sons and two daughters, Stephanie Dinkins, Price; Chad Dinkins, Everett, Wash.; Rosemary Dinkins, Price; Lincoln Dinkins, Price; mother, Rose Lemieux, Green River; five sisters and four brothers, Kerry Agulera, Marion, Indiana; Diane Sue Ellet, Green River; Paula Clark, Salem, Mo.; Jackie Mylroye, Grand Junction, Colo.; Phillip Dinkins, Willie Dinkins, both of Green River; Lydia Myers, Grand Junction, Colo.; Tony Lemieux, Jerry Lemieux, both of Green River; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws; and loving grandchild, Karver Otis Greyson Dinkins. Preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

Funeral service, Thursday June, 26 at 1 p.m. at Price Chapel Christian Missionary Alliance, 611 West Price River Drive, (behind Wendy's). Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. and at the Price Chapel Thursday one hour prior to services. Interment; Cliffview Cemetery.

Zinnia Fullmer Humphrey

Zinnia Fullmer Humphrey, age 86, was reunited with her husband and other loved ones on June 22, 2003. She was born Feb. 2, 1917 in Orangeville to Verona Geneve Fullmer. She married Dee H. Humphrey April 11, 1936 in Orangeville. Later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.

As an active member of the LDS Church, she enjoyed serving in numerous callings. She loved to travel, having visited most of the LDS Temples of her time. She spent many pleasant hours in her garden, where weeds feared to tread. Many of her family and friends have quilts, afghans or needlework made with love in every stitch. Her children and grandchildren and great-grandchilren were the love of her life.

Zinnia is survived by her children; June and Rex Adams of Brigham City; DeAnn DeLange of Pocatello, Idaho; Genevieve and Keith Lake of Castle Dale; Thomas Dee and Paula Humphrey of West Jordan; and Mary Ellen Green of Orangeville; 21 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren. Also survived by brothers; Victor, Frank and Scott Wareham. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dee, daughter Rita Cay, grandson Christopher Dee Humphrey and brother Phillip.

Orangeville will never be the same without her.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 25 at Noon in the Orangeville LDS Chapel. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale and one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Orangeville Cemetery.

Richard E. MacKnight

DENVER- Longtime Denver telephone-industry public relations executive and Price native, Richard E. (Dick) MacKnight died June 18 of an apparent heart attack. He was 57.

Dick was born Nov. 8, 1945 in Price and spent his childhood years attending Durrant Elementary, which was named after his late grandfather, Leonard Earl Durrant. He graduated from Carbon High School in 1964. During his high school years and until his graduation from the College of Eastern Utah in 1966 he worked at the Sun Advocate which was owned by his father, Hal MacKnight. He then attended the University of Utah, obtaining a bachelor of science degree in journalism in 1968.

He began his career at the Salt Lake Tribune as a reporter and editor. He also served a stint as guest editor for the Sun Advocate for then publisher, Robert Finney. In 1969 he began working for Mountain Bell in Salt Lake City. During a 30 year public relations career, he held posts at AT&T in New York City and at Mountain Bell and US West in Denver. He retired in 1999 as executive director of Corporate Communications of US West. During his career, he was the chief spokesman for Mountain Bell during its divestiture from AT&T in 1984 and for US West when it split into two companies in 1998.

He also provided public relations counsel to former US West president Richard D. McCormick when McCormick became president of the International Chamber of Commerce.

MacKnight was a highly respected individual in the Denver community, a member of the Denver Press Club, the Colorado Press Association and the Telephone Pioneers of America. He was also a former officer of the International Association of Business Communicators. He was a member of the board of directors of the Chamberlain Observatory in Denver and of the Telecommunications History Group. He was active in volunteer work for the American Indian College Fund, the Mount St. Vincent Home and the Denver Dumb Friends League. He was a lifetime member of the Price Elks Lodge. In 1997 he was honored as Outstanding Alumni of the Year by the College of Eastern Utah. He also was a frequent guest lecturer to college public relations classes.

Dick was an avid golfer, carrying a single-digit handicap, and several times won the Denver Press Club Golf Tournament as well as the Black Diamond Open in Price.

He is survived by his mother, Earlene D. Gibson, brother, Scott G. (Charlotte) MacKnight, nieces, Corina J. (Jordan) Poole and Kira MacKnight, all of Price; and longtime companion, Jane J. Prancan of Denver. Preceded in death by his father.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 25 at Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's one-half hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Dick's name to the charity of the donor's choice.

Josephine Jepperson

PRICE-Josephine Jones Jepperson, age 85, returned to her maker and was reunited with her husband, the love of her life, Richard on June 12, 2003. She was born Sept. 15, 1917 in Colonia Dublan, Chihuahua, Mexico to Thomas Henry and Ellen Bluth Jones. Married Richard Parley Jepperson, Aug. 23, 1940. He later died.

This remarkable woman never spoke a negative word about anyone and touched many lives with her unconditional love.

Her memory will always remain in the hearts and souls of her children, Dianne (Dean) Gundlach, Payson, Ariz.; Mark (Priscilla) Jepperson, Tucson, Ariz.; grandchildren Ellen and Sam Jepperson, Kyle and Taylor Gundlach, were cherished and showered with her love. Sisters, Elma Anderson, Provo; Merrilyn Jones, Tucson, Ariz.; brothers, Ossmen Jones, Mexico; Merriner Jones, Mexico; Halvan Jones, Tucson, Ariz.; Ron Jones, Mexico, were also recipients of Josephine's love. Josephine was reunited with her brothers Marvin Jones, Max Jones and Lawrence Jones.

Our sincere gratitude is extended to the staff of Castle Country Care Center, Dr. Sterling Potter, and Mitchell Funeral Home, all of Price.

The celebration of her life was held at East Lawn Funeral Home, Tucson, Ariz. June 23. There was a private viewing followed by a joyous remembrance of her life. Interment, East Lawn Palms Cemetery.


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