CLEVELAND-A wonderful mother is no longer in pain. Gudney Svava Johnson Anderson, age 89, passed away on Sept. 11, 2003. Svava was born Nov. 24, 1913, in Cleveland to Jonena Friedsemd Agresmdottir Johnson and Halldor Johnson. She married Kenneth D. Anderson on Jan. 11, 1936, in Price and their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple on April 24, 1964. Svava was a loving mother to Shirnena (Sherry), Kenneth Bert (Buddy), Rodger Kit and Larry Kurt and a loving grandmother to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mom was fluent in both English and Icelandic and loved the Icelandic history and customs. She liked to travel and made two trips to Iceland to visit relatives and to work on genealogy. She was able to trace the one side back to Leif Erikson. She remained very close to the relatives in Iceland. She loved people and was great at building new relationships. Mom was involved with many crafts and created wonderful items. She was an avid quilter and created quilts of exceptional beauty for family and friends. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She is survived by children, Sherry (George) Davis of Jamul, Calif.; Kit Anderson of Cleveland; Larry Kurt Anderson of Jamul, Calif.; and a sister-in-law Adonna Johnson of Bicknell. Also nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth, her son "Buddy," one brother Englebert Johnson of Bicknell and one sister Laufay Johnson Clark of Jamul, Calif. Mom, eg elskhugi y.
Funeral services will be held Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. at the Cleveland LDS Chapel. A viewing will be held Sept. 16, from 7-9 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price and also one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Cleveland City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.
Arthur Cox, Jr.
PRICE-Arthur Ludene Cox, Jr., age 80, passed away Sept. 13, 2003 at his home in Price. He was born June 25, 1923 in Clawson, to Arthur Ludene Cox, Sr. and Theo Hitchcock Cox. He married Irma Greenaulgh, had three children and later divorced. He then married Nina Croft Dixon, Dec. 8, 1952 in Denver.
Art worked as a truck driver and farmer in Oklahoma until his retirement at which time he and Nina moved to Price. He was a man who loved to work with his hands, caring for his livestock and making things in his shop.
He is survived by his wife Nina of Price and two children: Richard Cox of Texas and Jolynn Taylor of California; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Also survived by his brother Merrill of Spanish Fork. Preceded in death by daughter Loraine, three sisters and one brother.
Graveside services will be held, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Ferron Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.
WELLINGTON-Raymond Lester Borgeson, age 89, passed away Sept. 12, 2003 of black lung and emphysema in Grand Junction, Colo.
He was born May 21, 1914 to John Borgeson, a Swedish immigrant and Bertha Adelle Weaver Borgeson in Lancaster, Atchinson, Kan. He was one of seven children. Both of his parents and all of his siblings preceded him in death.
Raymond started working when he was 13 years old as a day laborer for neighbors. He also did some trapping and sold the furs to fur traders. He later went to barber college. At that time a haircut cost 25 cents and a shave was 15 cents. His work on the railroad took him to Wyoming where he got his first job in the coal mines. He mined in Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. He worked with his father-in-law, Charles C. Daniels at the Colowyo Coal Company in Axial, Colo. prior to moving to Wellington, in 1950. He retired from Kaiser Steel in Sunnyside in 1976.
Raymond married Dorothy Charline Daniels, Dec. 28, 1941 in Manila. They were married for 52 years. Dorothy passed away July 1, 1993. They had two daughters; Charline Faye Blackburn, her husband Valgene D. Blackburn, Grand Junction, Colo. and Eleanor Jean Bryant, her partner Karen K. Heimbach, Salem, Ore.; five grandchildren, Valerie Jean Parrish of Grand Junction, Colo; VaLynn Jorgensen, Palisade, Colo; Sterling D. Blackburn, deceased August 1979; Lorie Lynn Baker, and Bobbie Jean Bryant, Salem, Ore.; five great-grandchildren; Amber Rae Ellis, Ashleigh Jean Ellis, Hannah Lynn Griggs, Zachary Sterling Griggs of Grand Junction, Colo.; Morgan RaeJean Bryant-Baker, Salem, Ore.; and one great-great-grandson, Ryan Daniel Ellis, Grand Junction, Colo.
Raymond had a great laugh and sense of humor. He was a lot of fun to play cards with, he could grow anything in a garden, flowerbed or any houseplant, could build or fix anything. He sang silly songs and recited poetry until the time of his death. We never knew if he made up the words or if he had actually heard them somewhere. He will be missed, because as he would say "Everybody loved Raymond."
Funeral service will be held Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. at the Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's, Wednesday one hour prior to services. Friends are welcome at Mitchell's Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Interment, Price City Cemetery.
Steven Kevin Rowley
HUNTINGTON-Steven Kevin Rowley, age 46, died Sept. 13, 2003 in Huntington. He was born Feb. 7, 1957 in Price, the son of William Kevin and Sharleen Fox Rowley. He married Lavarde Caldwell March 4, 1993. She preceded him in death.
Steven had a great love for the mountains. He loved hunting and fishing. He had a time share condo in Preogo Springs, Colo. He loved to spend a week vacation every summer there. He was a coal miner at Deer Creek Mine for 27 years. After many years of constant pain and suffering, and many trials, he has been released to the arms of his Heavenly Father.
Steven is survived his mother Sharleen Fox Rowley of Huntington, his aunt Elaine Huntington of Salt Lake, Aunt Annette Anderton of Kaysville. Also his stepchildren Curtis and Carla Caldwell, and granddaughter Jessica Caldwell. He is also survived by many cousins who loved him.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kevin Rowley, Grandparents Bill and Nettie Rowley, Alison and Grace Fox, and uncle and friend Dick Fox.
Friends may call at the Huntington Stake Center on Sept. 18, from 10-11 a.m. Funeral services will follow at the Stake Center at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Huntington City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary, Castle Dale.
HUNTINGTON-James "Jim" Clark Sherman, age 79, passed away Sept. 13, 2003 in Price. Born April 6, 1924 in Huntington to Eugene and Ardella Larsen Sherman. Married Rela May Oliver Oct. 29, 1945 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Jim was one of Jehovah's Witnesses. He served in the US Air Force during World War II. Longtime resident of Salt Lake and Huntington where he retired from Savage Brother's Trucking in Salt Lake City with many years of dedicated service. He loved camping and fishing.
Survived by his wife, Rela May Sherman, Huntington; son, James C. (Susan) Sherman, Jr., West Valley City; daughter, Judy M. (James) Edwards, St. George; brother, Wilford (Vi) Sherman, Hayburn, Idaho. Preceded in death by parents, two sisters, Doris Machovsky and Virginia Howard; six brothers, Dan, Ben, Max, Robert, Charles and Ray.
Memorial service will be held Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 720 North Cedar Hills Drive, Price, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.
FERRON - Helen Madison passed away Sept. 6, 2003 at Castleview Hospital.
She was born June 6, 1942 in Lily, Pa. to Julia and Ernest Salina. Married Mark Madison June of 1980 in Huntington.
She enjoyed sewing, painting ceramics and actively saving stray animals, especially cats. Member of the Catholic Church.
Survived by husband, of Ferron; brother, Arthur Salina, Arizona; sister, Rose Shea, Pennsylvania; and a special niece, Robin Davis of Pennsylvania.
Private family services were held after cremation in Pennsylvania.
Marion F. Konakis
SUNNYSIDE/GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Marion F. Konakis of Grand Junction, Colo., passed away at his home on Sept. 14, 2003 at the age of 67.
Marion was born Dec. 23, 1935 at Sunnyside to Fotis M. and Ellen Belaros Konakis. He married Helen Kontas. She passed away April 6, 1988. He married Thelma Jean Weaver July 13, 1991.
He spent his childhood and attended schools in Carbon County and he served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. Marion retired as a brakeman and conductor from D&RGW Railroad in 1993. In addition to the railroad, he had worked on the family ranch herding sheep and as a coal miner in Carbon County. His hobbies included gardening, travel, hunting and taking trips to Las Vegas. The greatest love of his life was his grandchildren.
Survivors included his wife, Thelma of Clifton, Colo.; son, John M. Konakis of Grand Junction; two stepsons, Wayne Holding of Fruita, Colo.; David Weaver of Denver, Colo.; two daughters, Elaine K. Miller (Daryl) of Denver, Colo.; Mariann Konakis (Keith Williams) of Denver, Colo.; stepdaughters, Verna Stapleton of Grand Junction; brothers, Stan Konakis of Elko, Nev.; five sisters, Bessie Markos of Ogden; Christine Cuatto of Salt Lake City; Olga Halamandaris of Savena Park, Md.; Georgia Hohlios of Clearfield; and Athena Kontas of Price; four grandchildren, James Kenney, Ty Konakis, Daryn Miller and Darius Miller. He was preceded in death by parents, two brothers and one sister.
A visitation will be held Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. A second visitation will be held in Price at Mitchell Funeral Home on Sept. 18, 9 a.m. to noon with a graveside service at 1 p.m on Thursday at Price City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 474, Grand Junction, CO 81502.