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Dermus B. Jensen

EMERY-Dermus B. Jensen, age 91, passed away Dec. 23, 2003 at his home in Emery from causes incident to age while surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 8, 1912 in Emery to Hans and Luella Maxfield Jensen. He married Venice Elaine Burr Sept. 26, 1933, later solemized in the Manti LDS Temple. They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

Dermus had a very full and active life as a government trapper, farmer/rancher, coal miner, president of the Emery Cattle Association, Emery Town Mayor, Emery Ward Bishopric, state brand inspector and the best storyteller ever. Dermus spent his life in the outdoors. He loved the mountains and being out on horseback with the cattle, trapping or just seeing the country. He also served in the CCCs and was involved in construction of the swinging bridge over the San Rafael River. As a young man he worked with his father running a sawmill in the Quitchumpah Canyon area. He was most happy when in the mountains of the Muddy Basin. Dermus will be remembered most as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and family man.

He is survived by his wife Venice of 70 years, children: LaWayne (Jens) Jensen of Layton, Brent (Karen) Jensen of St. George, Russell (Betty) Jensen of Emery, and Kenna (LaVar) Park of Riverton; 14 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Manon (Kenneth )Watson of Orem. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, two sisters and a granddaughter.

Funeral services were held Dec. 27 in the Emery Ward Chapel. A viewing was held prior to the services. Interment was in the Emery Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

Nina V. Cox

PRICE-Nina V. Cox, 88, returned to her heavenly home Dec. 25, 2003 to be reunited with her loving husband Arthur, who preceded her in death by three months. She was born Dec. 2, 1915, in Kansas to Royal and Mildred Constance Croft. She married Arthur L. Cox on Aug. 6, 1951, in Colorado.

Nina loved gardening, quilting, sewing and canning. She especially enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She was a member of the LDS Church.

She is survived by loving stepchildren JoLynn Taylor of California and Richard Cox of Texas, and two special nieces Melissa Blackburn and Diana Wood, both of Price, nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Also survived by one brother Loren R. Croft and one sister Linda Maser. Preceded in death by her husband Arthur, sister Maxine Hillman and stepdaughter Lorraine Towles.

Nina will be honored Dec. 30, at 10 a.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the Ferron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, make donations to your favorite charity.

Fred (Butch) Marietti

PRICE-Fred (Butch) Marietti, age 93, passed away peacefully in a Price hospital on Dec. 20, 2003 with his family by his side. He had been suffering from pneumonia on and off since April He was tired and ready to join his heavenly father, departed family and friends. He was born in Italy on Oct. 24, 1910, the second son of Albert and Romana Trevisan Marietti.

Moved with his family to Superior, Wyo. in 1915. His father was killed in a mining cave in and he had to go to work to support the family of eight. He worked at many jobs to earn money for the family. He became the proprietor of the Alberta Bar and Hotel and Superior Meat Market.

Fred married Rose Kondziela in 1940. In 1946, he sold the businesses and moved to Rock Springs. He became the proprietor of a plant for making dirt dummies to shoot coal in the mines. He took his family to Price in 1955 and operated the lumber treating plant at Kilfoyles until he retired in 1975. Fred and Rose enjoyed retirement, spending many days fishing, camping and exploring the desert with family and friends. He spent time when home, rebuilding and tinkering with things and could be seen daily working around his place.

Many people knew him in the county and spent time with them. People knew him in Price working in the yard. He had two great friends, Dominic Bruno and Howard Pitts, who came and spent time visiting and helping him when needed. He had a very concerned volunteer care giver, Louise Escandon, who he loved and adored and made his last year very comfortable and memorable.

He had a memorable life, many exciting experiences that he liked to share with all, while sitting around the campfire and gatherings. Fred was known and admired by his family and many friends in Wyoming and Utah. We will miss his presence, funny wit, charming smile and personality. He will be remembered for his contributions to our lives. We will miss you, husband, dad and grandparent. Go to comfort, peace and new experiences.

He is survived by Rose, his wife of 63 years; daughter, Ramona (Mike) Hanlon, Lincoln, Neb.; son, Fred, Price; four grandsons, one granddaughter, six great-grandsons, and one great-granddaughter; one great-granddaughter on the way; sister, Mary Crumley, Fallbrook, Calif.; four nephews; one niece, Kondziela/Stoffa family; four nephews and five nieces. Preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Jean; granddaughter, Nicole; parents; two brothers and one sister. His sister Amelia Gillilan followed him in death the same day, six hours later in American Fork.

Funeral services were held Dec. 29 at Mitchell Funeral Home. Interment, Mt. View Cemetery, Helper.

Allen Charles Peterson
"Tim"

WELLINGTON-Allen Charles (Tim) Peterson, age 66 passed away Dec. 24, 2003 in Price following a long and valiant battle with illness. He was born July 18, 1937 in Sunnyside to Andrew Edwin and Laura Sue Penny Peterson. He married Jessie Loretta Lee on Nov. 1, 1958 in Spring Glen.

He served in the US Army from 1955-1958. Tim enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, woodworking, going for rides on the desert and in the mountains. His greatest joy in life he found in being with his family and especially his grandkids. He would count down the time during winter waiting for the Easter time and celebrations with family when he could enjoy the sage brush hamburgers. He was a member of the LDS Church.

He is survived by his loving wife Jessie of Wellington; sons, Allen (Tami) Peterson of Wellington, Todd (Cindy) Peterson of Elko, Nev.; daughters, Debbie (Glen) Fredrickson of Price and Laurie (Richard) Safley of Price. Also surviving Tim are his 14 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; three sisters, Lola (Sam) Mead, Ardiene (Dale) Norton, and Bunnie (Dean) Bradley, and a brother David (Rose) Peterson, all of Wellington. He was preceded in death by his parents, and half brother Johnny Wilson.

Funeral services were held on Dec. 29 at the Wellington 1st Ward. Interment in the Wellington Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

Tom Harold Judd

PRICE-Tom Harold Judd, age 73, passed away Dec. 24, 2003 in Price. He was born Mar. 5, 1930 in Price to David H. and Hettie M. Robertson. He married Thelma Ruth Duthridge on April 1, 1957 in Elko, Nev.

Tom loved horses and caring for livestock. He also enjoyed camping, fishing and shooting the bull with good friends over coffee.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Lloyd and Christine Judd and grandsons Jerry, David and Charles and several nieces and nephews. Also survived by brothers Bob Judd of Price and Garner Judd of California and sister Betty George of Layton. He was preceded in death by his wife Thelma, three brothers and one sister.

The family would like to thank friends and family, especially the staff of Castle Country Care Center and Dr. Sterling Potter for their excellent care.

Graveside services were held Dec. 29 at 11 a.m. in the Price City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary in Price.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to a memorial fund in Tom's name at Fausett Mortuary.

Wanda Neese

PRICE-Wanda Neese, 54, passed away suddenly Dec. 28, 2003 in Price. She was born in Orangeville, on Aug. 21, 1949, to Walter and Jane Heiniger. She was the sixth of 11 children. She married Paul Neese on Oct. 18, 1968 in Aurora, Colo. and later divorced.

Wanda was a nurse working in Manti, and at the Emery County Nursing Center. She enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. She loved going to the races and cheering on her boys. Wanda's greatest joy in life was her family and especially her grandkids. They were her whole life.

She is survived by her son Paul Neese, daughter Rhonda (Cody) Austin, companion Richard Straley, and grandchildren Cynthie and Kandace Owen, Lane Neese, Brett, Roy, Cody W. and Tyson Austin all of Price. Also surviving Wanda are her brothers and sisters: Harvey (Mary) Heiniger of American Fork; Grace (Tom) Humphrey of Orangeville; Garth (Lydia) Heiniger of Castle Dale, Betty (Gary) Cooper of Washington; George (Melene) Heiniger of Texas; Joyce (Brian) Vinton of Copperton, Ross (Vickie) Heiniger of Colorado; Pauline (Randall) Stilson of Orangeville; and Hazel (Jerry) Moon of Oregon. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Edward Heiniger.

Friends may call for a visitation at the Fausett Mortuary in Price on Dec. 30 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Dec. 31 at 11 a.m. at the Fausett Mortuary Chapel in Price with a viewing one hour prior to services. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. in the Orangeville City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

Adolph Bruno

HELPER-Adolph L. Bruno, age 91, passed away Dec. 27, 2003 at the Heirloom Inn in Price. Born Oct. 1, 1912 in Helper to James L. and Teresa Bugni Bruno. Married Rose Verant Aug. 5, 1937 in Price; she died Oct. 6, 2002.

Lifelong resident of Helper where he owned and operated Bruno Appliance for nearly 55 years. He was an avid bowler for the Helper Bowling League for many years. Adolph enjoyed hunting, fishing and farming. He will be dearly missed by his family and a community of friends.

Survived by son, Maurice (Ramona) Bruno, Newbury Park, Calif.; daughter Joyce (Harold) Cunningham, Price; nine loving grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral mass will be held Dec. 31 at 11 a.m. at the Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Friends are welcome to join the family at Mitchell Funeral Home for a family tribute on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Committal service, Mt. View Cemetry, Helper.

Maudeen Prisbrey Gardner

PRICE-Maudeen Prisbrey Gardner, age 98, passed away peacefully at her home after an extended illness on Dec. 26, 2003. She was born in St. George, to Miner Heber and Sadie Mathis Prisbrey on Apr. 20, 1905. She was the fourth of six children and was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Grant, Glen, Arlo; and her sisters Grace and Lillian; and her beloved companion James E. Gardner.

She married James E. Gardner on May 28, 1930, in the St. George Temple. They had 66 years together. They are the parents of two daughters, Jideen (Raymond) Sumner and Joyce (Jack) Woodward.

Maudeen started teaching school in Leeds, in a one-room school at the age of 18. From there she taught in Bingham Canyon and then moved to Price to continue her teaching career. She taught a private kindergarten, then first grade and loved to teach children to read, including her grandchildren. She ended her teaching career teaching Utah History at the Mont Harmon Junior High in Price. She had a two-year teaching certificate from Dixie College, which was valid to teach with until she began teaching in secondary education. She enrolled at BYU and completed a degree in education in 1957. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed sewing dresses, suits, coats, formals, costumes, or whatever was needed. She also loved flowers and always had beautiful gardens. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many church positions. Maudeen and Jimmy spent many years serving in the Mesa, Ariz. and the Provo temples.

Maudeen is survived by her daughters, sons-in-law, eight grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Dec. 30 at 1 p.m. at the Price 5th Ward LDS Chapel, 545 East 400 North. A viewing will be held one hour prior to services at the Church. Burial will be in the Price City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

The family wishes to express appreciation for the kind and skilled care provided by Rocky Mountain Hospice and others during her long illness.

Joe Lopez

PRICE- Joe Platon Lopez, age 61, passed away on Dec. 23, 2003 at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo. Born on June 15, 1942 in Chandler, Colo. to Jesus and Mary Gonzales Lopez. Married Linda Margaret Campbell on Feb. 20, 1965 in Elko, Nev; later divorced. In his earlier years Joe worked construction and the oil fields of Southern California. He was a longtime resident of Carbon County where he worked at Horse Canyon and Deer Creek coal mines.

Joe was curently serving as Exalted Ruler of Price Elk's Lodge #1550, where he also served as Loyal Knight and helped organize Purple and White Days for the Elks. He was a member of the Price Kiwanis and a member of the Catholic Church.

Joe would like to thank his special friend Debbie Campbell, for the wonderful friendship. "God was good to me, thank you for the extra years you gave me."

Survived by his pride and joy, daughter, Tamera Kay Scow, Holladay, mother Mary G. Lopez, Price; brothers, Mario (Shirley) Lopez; Alex Pete (Sharee) Lopez, both of Sandy; Steve Lopez, Murray; Victor (Beverly) Lopez; Frank (Jan) Lopez, both of Price; sisters, Magda Jenkins, Shawnee, Kan; Carol (Gary) Stevenson, Rock Springs, Wyo; Mary Zilliox, Lomita, Calif; Toni Van Linden, Salt Lake City; Lydia Burrola, Price.

Preceded in death by his father, two sisters, Maria Del Rosario and Maria Elvira. Funeral service was held on Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral home. Family was at Mitchells on Sunday evening and one hour prior to services. Interment in the Price City Cemetery.

Birdie Lindsey
"Gram Birdie"

PRICE-Roberta "Birdie" Leger Lindsey, age 81, passed away Dec. 20, 2003 in Price. She was born March 12, 1922 in Rolapp to Anthony Joseph and Zina Arilla Dimick Leger. Married Odell Lindsey, March 21, 1940 in Sunnyside, marriage later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. Odell passed away March 28, 1976.

Mom worked 37 years for Intermountain Farmers. She started as egg candler and eventually became the secretary/bookkeeper and later served as assistant manager until her retirement at age 71 in 1993. She was proud of the fact that in 1969, the same years as her youngest child was a graduate of Carbon High, that she finally received her diploma.

She served in her church as a primary teacher, Sunday school teacher, young women's teacher and lastly served several years as ward librarian. Birdie painted (acrylics and oils) every week with a group of ladies at the senior center and her paintings are treasured by family and friends alike. "Gram Birdie" will be dearly missed by each child and each and every grand and great-grandchild and a community of friends.

She is survived by her brother, Max (Mary) Leger, West Valley City; stepsister, Barbara (Alvin) Thayn; her five children, R. Anthony (Toni) Lindsey; Ronald O. (Phyllis) Lindsey; R. Maxine Samples and Gary Lyon; David A. (Bonnie) Lindsey; Kathy A. (Bob) Donathan, all of Price; 20 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by son, Timothy; her parents; husband, Odell; grandson, Blue; and son-in-law Denny.

Funeral services were held Dec. 26 in the Price North LDS Stake Center. Interment in the Price City Cemetery.


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