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Lloyd George Riley

Dearest beloved husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law, brother, uncle and friend, passed away Sept. 27, 2003 surrounded by the family he loved. He was born Dec. 1, 1936 in Clawson, the son of Robert Riley and Hannah Reynolds Riley, he lived there most of his life. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings. Served his country in the US Navy. George married Dortha Ann Behling June 28, 1958. Solemnized in the Manti Temple June 30, 1973. George loved trucking, fishing and being with his family. His goals for himself and those he came in contact with was to "make" it a good day, make others happy and you will be happy.

He displayed unconditional love. He is survived by wife of 45 years, their five children, Teresa Lynn Riley (Nolan R. Behunin); Lori Ann Riley (Wade V. Hancock); Christy Jean Riley (Clay R. Gasser); William Robert Riley (wife Kimberly Riley); and Mathew Ryan Riley (wife Kathy Riley). Also 18 grandchildren, two great-granddaughters, one brother, Robert Riley and two sisters, Mary and Jane Jensen. He was preceded in death by father and mother, brothers, Tom Sheffield, James Riley, Jack Riley, and two of his sisters, Rose Marshall and Hannah Tucker. Lots of nieces and nephews who were more like brothers and sisters or sons and daughters. He will be dearly missed by all who loved him.

Viewing will be held Oct. 1 from 7-9 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale. Services will be Thursday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. at the old Ferron LDS Chapel.

Mike Grange

HUNTINGTON-Mike Grange passed away Sept. 28, 2003 at home. He was born March 19, 1953 in Price to Ferris Ralph and Mary Bea Grange. He is survived by daughter Heather (Mike) Thomas, St. George; granddaughter Sativa (6 years); grandson Tryston (8 months); sisters, Pam (Jim) Anderson, Huntington and Kim (Glenn) Huff, Price; brothers, Gale (Claudia) Grange, Highland, Richard (Elaine) Grange, Sandy, Ralph (Karen) Grange, Magna, Jeff (Teri) Grange, Huntington, Gordon (Kay) Grange, Sandy, Darin (Deanna) Grange, Sandy, and Dennis (Cassie) Grange, Sandy. He was preceded in death by mother and father.

Funeral services will be held Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale. Interment will be at the Huntington City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

Bill Dent

PRICE-Daly William Dent, Jr., age 80, passed away Sept. 25, 2003 in Price.

He was born Oct. 17, 1922 in Nucla, Colo. to Daly WIlliam and Lydia Harrold Dent. He married Eva Darlene Jones, Sept. 9, 1946 in Salt Lake City; marriage later solemnized in the Provo LDS Temple. Darlene passed away Oct. 30, 1991.

Bill grew up in the southwest area of Colorado. He served in the US Army during World War II, where he was captured and held as a POW for 14 months in Germany. After the war, Bill moved to Price where he worked as an optician and later retired from Price River Water Improvement District. Bill served as a volunteer fireman and as Price City Fire Chief for many years. He was a loyal member of the Price American Legion Post #3. Bill loved spending time with his family and enjoying the outdoors.

Survived by one daughter and two sons: Stephanie (Mike) Gamber, Price; David (Melanie) Dent, Chandler, Ariz.; Jerald Dent, Price; sister, Charlotte Latta Scottsdale, Ariz.; five grandchildren, James Gamber, Richard (Beckie) Gamber, Michelle (Kris) Gillespie, Jessica (Kyle) Clouse, and William (Crissy) Dent; and six loving great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by parents and his wife, Darlene.

Graveside service will be held Sept. 30, at 11 a.m. at the Price City Cemetery. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Tuesday one hour prior to service.

Melrose Atwood

Melrose Atwood, 83, passed away on Sept. 26, 2003 at home with his family. Melrose was born on Oct. 22, 1919 in Elmo to William J. Atwood and Laura Dorcas Cramer. He married Erma Allred on Feb. 27, 1948 and it was later solemnized in the LDS Manti Temple on April 7, 1949. She preceded him in death on Oct. 26, 1988. Together they had two sons and two daughters. Clay Atwood (Georginna), Price; Lynn Jensen (Ron), St. George; Scott Atwood (Marcia), Fruita, Colo.; and Paula Christensen, Salina.

Melrose was a quiet man, but his children always knew that he loved them. Melrose's passion was his farm. He enjoyed working the fields and taking care of the animals. He also loved horseback riding. Melrose has always been involved in the coal industry, whether it be working in the mines or hauling coal. He and his brother Clemont started a coal hauling business. He later retired from the Plateau Mine. He was active in the LDS church.

He later married Louise Johansen, who has been a very loving companion and caregiver. She brought with her seven children to the fold. Her children, who also loved and cared for Melrose include: Marcia Vincent (David), Payson; Landra Adams, Price; Donna Kerr (Rick), Kaysville; Christine Johansen, Bremerton, Wash.; Michael Johansen (Lecia), Ninety-six, SC; Charles Johansen (deceased) and Robert Johansen (deceased). He has numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren with 38 direct descendants. Melrose was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Erma, his brothers and sisters and a son-in-law, Harve Christensen.

Funeral services will be held Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. at the Wellington First Ward LDS Church with a viewing one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Wellington City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

Rose McKinnon

PRICE-Rose Ann Saracino McKinnon, age 68, passed away Sept. 24, 2003 at her home. She was born Feb. 13, 1935 in Helper to Ralph and Annie Alfonso Saracino. Married Roger Kenneth McKinnon, Sr., Nov. 18, 1954 in Elko, Nev. He died July 14, 2001.

Mom was an inspiration to all that knew her. Her generosity was surpassed only by her love for her family and God. She loved her husband Roger and was always doing special things to show her affection for him. She also enjoyed spending time with her brothers and sisters, traveling to see them as much as she could. Her children were God's gifts to her and she spent her life living His word to show her appreciation through her faith.

One could not escape her warm personality. The friends and relationships she made with those she worked with were the beneficiaries of her charm and good nature when she was out in the public. She was a tireless worker and never accepted more pay than she believed was owed for the job she had done. She turned no one away that came to her for help. Through this and other ways, she taught family and friends the value of being a selfless servant of God.

Her greatest joy though was her grandchildren. She showered all of them with love, and took every opportunity to praise them for even the smallest achievements. She had a wonderful gift of creating fun out of learning and made it a point to teach good manners, respect, morals, values, and above all, an appreciation for God's blessings. They knew her as Grandma Rose and they all looked forward to going to her house whether it was coming home from school, or a weekend sleep over. Either way it meant fun and most of the time, we parents had a difficult time getting them to come back home. Grandma, we'll miss you.

Mom, God has called you back to Him. You have spent your life helping others and teaching His word. We know He has something special for you to do in reward for everything you have done for Him. Something you couldn't do while here on this earth. We may not understand now, but in time, we will. In the meantime we'll miss you dearly, We love you Mom. See you in Heaven!

Survived by her children, Larry (Shelly) McKinnon, Helper; Roger (Jolene) McKinnon, Price; Michelle (Elmer) Chaparro, Riverton; Lillian (Randy) Gold, Price; Rosanne McKinnon-Fisher, Price; 17 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, brothers, Alexander (Donna) Saracino, Daniel (Polly) Saracino, Larry (Connie) Saracino, all of Salt Lake City.

Preceded in death by brothers, Jim and Tony Saracino, sisters, Theresa, Mary Monfredi and Theresa Dalpiaz.

Memorial service was held on Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Price Chapel-Christian Missionary Alliance.

Interment at Price City Cemetery. Under direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

Edward S. Crawford

Edward S. "Ted" Crawford, age 80, passed away Sept. 17, 2003 in Salt Lake City. Born May 27, 1923 in Castle Dale to Edward M. and Cecil Singleton Crawford. Married Helen Bell Sept. 17, 1945 in Castle Dale. Later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

He graduated from USU and was a member of Phi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Served in the army during World War II and Korean conflict. Worked as secretary/treasurer of the Utah Cattleman's Association and for Continental Casualty Insurance Company as district manager.

Survived by his wife, Helen; two daughters, Sue Crafts and Marianne Crawford; five grandchildren, Rachel, Anthony, and Charles Crafts and Sarah and Daniel Lamarra; one great-grandson, Scott Nelson; one brother Clay E. Crawford. He was preceded in death by his mother Cecil, father Edward, and sister Annette.

Funeral services were held Sept. 22. Interment in the Castle Dale Cemetery.

Edith C. Lambson

PRICE-Edith Crossan Lambson, age 95, passed away Sept. 25, 2003 at her home in Prce with her family at her side.

She was born Nov. 21, 1907 in Woodriver, Ill. to John C. and Nettie Josephine Doyle Crossan.

She married Ivan B. Lambson on May 21, 1930 in Parowan. He died Oct. 27, 1992.

She was a member of the Price Chapel-Christian Missionary Alliance where she served as a Sunday school teacher and Deaconess for many wonderful years. In 1929, Edith began teaching school for the Carbon County School District where she taught school until her retirement in 1973. She will be dearly missed by her family and many wonderful friends.

Survived by her daughter, Judy Ann Flowers, Price; son, Don C. (Joy) Huitt, East Carbon; eight grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was held Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. at the Price Chapel-Christian Missionary Alliance, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

Chase Shane Wood

PRICE-Rejoice and remember Chase Shane Wood, the loving son of Brian J. and Kimberly Sandoval Wood who touched us dearly on Sept. 23, 2003 in Price

Dear family and friends,

Until now we did not know how important it would be for us to tell you of our son, Chase Shane Wood. Acknowledgement of our child's short life may be upsetting to you. You may not know exactly what to say. And that's okay, you can help us through this difficult time by letting us talk about our sorrow when we feel the need, allowing us to cry when we need to and not pretending that everything is okay...when it's not. No response to this announcement is asked of you, we only want to thank you for listening to us. With your love and support we can be strong and have hope for a bright and happy future.

Chase is survived by his proud and loving parents, Brian and Kimberly Wood of Price; grandparents Joel (Bonnie) Wood, Fallon, Nev.; Bill (Sandy) McDowell, Montrose, Colo.; Charlie (Esther) Sandoval, Price; Carol (Stan) Densley, Price; aunts and uncles, James Wood, Montrose, Colo.; Misty (Matt) McFarlane, Robert (Patera) Wood, both of Fallon Nev.; Bryan (Chrystal) Sandoval, Stephanie (Chris) McNeil, Larry Chavez, all of Price; Jeremy Densely, Salt Lake; great-grandparents, Jim (Marie) Penasa, Montrose, Colo.; Virgil (Dolores) Sandoval, Price; Basil (Carol) Swatzell, Grand Junction, Colo.; and many other loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and very special great-aunt and great-uncle Ray (Colleen) Haigler, Helper. Chase was preceded in death by Papa and Granny Wood; aunt, Anna Chavez; and special friend, Mac.

Graveside services were held Sept. 27 in the Cliffview Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

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