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Wilford Cox

PRICE/MIDVALE-Wilford Ward Cox, 57, died Nov. 10, 2003 at St. Mark's Hospital. He was born Sept. 29, 1946 in Price to Richard Ward and Kenna Ruby Robertson Cox.

Wilford was raised in Orangeville. He was a carpenter. He enjoyed the beauty and serenity of nature and had a special love for the desert. His hobbies were being out in nature, reading, spending time with his grandchildren and sightseeing. He was a tender loving grandfather and father. He loved the gospel and taught through his example.

Survived by his children: Amy (Blake) Belnap, Liberty; Natalie (Royd) Darrington, Laverkin; Quincy Cox, St. George; Chafin Cox, Birmingham England Mission; a sister Vicky (Marvin) Dove, St. George; brothers, Dan Cox, Orangeville; and Bob (Julie) Cox, Loa. Also five grandsons, one granddaughter, many loving nieces and nephews and beloved friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Earl.

Funeral services were held Nov. 13 in the Orangeville LDS Chapel. Burial at Orangeville Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

Marvel "Joe" Flom

WELLINGTON-Our beloved husband, son, father, brother, uncle and best friend, Marvel "Joe" Lee Flom was tragically taken from us on Nov. 14, 2003. He was born Sept. 8, 1960 in Staples, Minn. to Floyd and Dorothy Zak Flom.

Joe enjoyed the outdoors, he loved hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed going to Nevada with his sister-in-law Lil Duncan to test their skill in gambling. Joe could be found many times barbecuing for his wife Betty Flom during family get togethers. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Joe was a very hard worker and he loved his job at Savage Coal Company where he leaves behing many dear friends.

Joe is survived by his beloved wife and best friend, Betty Ruth Flom, Wellington; stepchildren, Renda and Morgan; step-mother, Viola Flom, Minnesota; brothers, Mike Flom, Washington; Danny Flom, Minnesota; sisters, Mary, Texas; Diane, Minnesota; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews from Washington, Minnesota, Texas, Oregon, Missouri, Wyoming, Arizona, Colorado and Utah; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lillian Duncan, Wellington; Clara (Conrad) "the other Putz" Willbanks, Wellington; George (Thelma) Duncan, Price; Rose Hayworth, Wellington; Claude "Buddy" (Debby) Duncan, Jr., David "Roscoe" (Bonnie) Duncan, both of Colorado. Preceded in death by his mother and father.

Joe, we will all dearly miss you, say hi to grandma for all of us, we love you.

Memorial service Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home.

Claude W. Duncan, Sr.

WELLINGTON-Claude Willard Duncan, Sr., age 86, died Nov. 14, 2003. He was born April 4, 1917 in Huntsville, Tenn. to Marion and Eldora Sexton Duncan. Married Clara Renda Byrge, Oct. 17, 1938 in Huntsville, Tenn.; she passed away on March 31, 1998.

Served in the US Army. Claude will be remembered from the lumber mills in Tennessee to the coal mines and junk yards in Utah.

Survived by three sons and four daughters; George E. (Thelma) Duncan, Price; David R. (Bonnie) Duncan, Paonia, Colo.; Lillian L. Duncan, Rose L. Hayworth, both of Wellington; Clara J. (Conrad) Willbanks, Price; Betty R. Flom, Wellington; Claude "Buddy" (Debby) Duncan, Jr., Nathrop, Colo.; many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Claude was preceded in death by his parents, four infant daughters; sons, Willard Mark and William Ray; brothers, William and Floyd Duncan; and sister, Mary Jane.

Funeral service will be held Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's one hour prior to service. Interment in the Wellington City Cemetery.

Rod Chidester

WELLINGTON-Rodney J. Chidester, age 66 passed away Nov. 14, 2003 at his home. He was born Oct. 1, 1937 in Price to Clin J. and Laura J. Hastings Chidester. Married Mary Bartlow, April 6, 1957 in Cover City, Calif., later divorced. Married Mary Medrano Thayn, June 29, 1966 in Cover City, Calif.; she passed away on Jan. 21, 2000.

Rod served in the US Navy aboard the USS Hollister. He enjoyed the outdoors and he especially loved fishing and hunting. Rod will be dearly missed by his family and many longtime friends in Carbon County and California.

Survived by his mother, Laura Chidester, Price; children, Cathy (John) Rykowski, Placentia, Calif.; Horace (Lois) Thayn, Janet (David) Watson, both of San Jose, Calif.; Beth Adams, Wellington; brother, Carl (Mary) Chidester, Helper; many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren and dear friends. Preceded in death by his father, daughter Judy Gaylene and son Richard Ray.

Memorial service will be Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Thursday one half hour prior to service. Interment in the Wellington City Cemetery.

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