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Quinn T. McNeil

Quinn T. McNeil, age 33, passed away March 13, 2004 in Price. He was born Sept. 16, 1970 in Salt lake City to Quinn and Joni Rhoten McNeil. He married Amanda Westenskiow on Sept. 16, 2000 in Huntington.

Quinn loved all sports and was a big Lakers fan. He worked on the drilling rigs in Utah and Colorado.

He is survived by his wife Amanda and children: Shawnee, Kaitlyn, Nichalos, Quinn Jr., Dillon, Michael and Lauren. Also survived by his mother, one brother and two sisters.

Preceded in death by his father.

Graveside services will be held Wed. March 17, 2004 at 11 a.m. in the Huntington City Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Huntington 5th Ward building prior to services under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

Walter T. Axelgard

Walter T. Axelgard passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on March 12, 2004 at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. He was born to Christian Theusen Axelgard and Karen Marie Sorenson on May 14, 1921, in Duchesne. He moved to Price at the age of seven and spent most of his life here. He is our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather, brother and friend.

As a 1939 graduate from Carbon High School, he was a proud member of the State Champion Football team. After high school, he attended Carbon College. Walt, as he was affectionately known, proudly served his country in the US Army Air Corps in the European Theatre during World War II. Upon returning home, he fell in love and married his sweetheart June Okelberry on June 25, 1947.

Walt purchased a service station on main street in Price in 1947, and later expanded this station into what is now Dinosaur Tire Service, Inc. This business has served all of Southeastern Utah, including the mining industry, about which he was extremely interested. At an early age, Walt involved his children in the business, which to this day, remains family owned and operated.

Walt was a dedicated public servant serving 14 years on the Price City Council and six years as mayor. His second term as mayor was interrupted when he was appointed Chairman of the Utah State Industrial Commission by then Governor Scott Matheson. He served in this capacity for eight years, being instrumental for many changes that remain in effect today.

Walt received numerous awards and accolades for his public and private service. Among these were the Tom McCoy award for being the outstanding Utah official in 1977; President of the Utah League of Cities and Towns in 1978; and Chairman of the B.F. Goodrich Western Region Advisory Council.

Walt was a lifetime member of Price Elks Lodge #1550, VFW Miners Post #2379, American Legion #3, 50 year member of Price Joppa Lodge #26, and a member of the Price York Rite.

Walt loved to play golf. He received a lot of enjoyment and fulfillment from the game itself. It also allowed him the opportunity to spend quality time with his family and friends.

Walt is survived by his wife June O. Axelgard, sons: Mick (DeAnna) Axelgard, Walter Jr. (LeAnna) Axelgard, Kevin (Bonnie) Axelgard, Scott (Stephanie) Axelgard, all of Price and Julie (Ron) Jarvis, Santaquin; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; sister, Margurite Small; and brothers, Wiggo (Verna) Axelgard, Salt Lake City, and Christine Greenwood, brother Chris, great- granddaughter Makayle, parents and niece Barbara Hughes.

Walt-in your life you were loved, cherished, admired and respected by all who knew you. You will be missed by those who love you. Your life's contributions to your family and to your community will always be remembered and cherished.

Funeral services will be Thursday, March 18 at 1 p.m. at the Price 4th-5th Ward LDS Church. Family will be at Fausett Mortuary Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery in Price. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Walt T. Axelgard Memorial Scholarship Fund at the College of Eastern Utah.

Marvin Richard Miller

CASTLE DALE-Marvin Richard Miller, age 87, passed away March 11, 2004 in Elmo with his wife and family at his side. He was born May 29, 1916 in Castle Dale to Willard and Anna Laura Woods Miller. He married Dorothy Holland Cowan Oct. 15, 1948 in Grand Junction, Colo.

Marvin served in the U.S. Army during WWII having seen action on Okinawa. Early in his life he worked as a sheep herder. He was co-owner and operator of Miller and Curtis Packing Co. and was a lover of all things Western. Few people knew that he had a sweet voice.

Marvin is survived by his wife Dorothy, and special niece Dorothy Lee Young Doll, whom they raised, and her husband Henry Doll, Jr. and their children: Henry III, Jane, Kathleen and Rebecca; brother, LWood "Ted" Miller; and sister Neva Smith and many other nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother Dee Miller.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at 11 a.m. in the Castle Dale Stake Center. Friends called Monday evening at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale from 6-8 p.m. Friends may also call Tuesday, one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Castle Dale Cemetery. Marvin's generosity, kindness, wit and sense of humor will forever remain in the hearts of those who loved him.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Turnquist Retreat Patient Care Equipment Fund.

Ruth Harris Duncan

FERRON- Ruth Harris Duncan, our beautiful, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, returned to her Heavenly Father, March 13, 2004. She was born Nov. 8, 1927 in Salt Lake City to Richard Merrill and Edna Kendall Harris. She married Mervin Duncan on Dec. 29, 1944 in Ogden, later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.

She was a world traveler and always on the go and was affectionately known as Grandma Go-Go. As an active member of the LDS Church she served in various callings, mostly in the Primary, as Primary President and teacher. She worked as manager of the Emery County Senior Citizen Nutrition Center for 22 years. Her first love has always been for her sweetheart of 59 years and her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband Mervin of Molen and children: Karrie Lee and Jed Behling of Ferron, Merrill and Julie Duncan of Molen and Delaina and James Nielsen of Rock Canyon and Laurie Ruth and Kent Larsen of Ferron, 29 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren. Also survived by brother Richard Harris and sister Elizabeth Winn. Preceded in death by one grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Wed. March 17, 2004 at noon in the Ferron Stake Center. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 7-8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale and one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Ferron Cemetery.

William Campbell Sr.

PRICE- Devoted husband, father and grandfather, William H. Campbell Sr. age 80, died March 10, 2004 surrounded by his loving family at Castleview Hospital.

Born July 15, 1923 in Shreve, Ohio to John Robert and Myrtle Blanche Diehl Campbell. Married Wanda Harrison on Oct. 25, 1946 in Shreve, Ohio.

William served in the U.S. Marine Corp. during World War II in the South Pacific for four years. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid golfer. He will be dearly missed by his family.

Survived by wife, Wanda H. Campbell, Price; daughter, Becky Campbell, Denver, Colo. son Bill (Renai) ) Campbell Jr; Price; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; numerous sisters, brothers-in-law and nieces and nephews. Family visitation was on Friday, March 12 6-7 at the Mitchell Funeral Home.

Edith Elean Beach (Slaugh) Jeffs

Edith Elean Beach (Slaugh) Jeffs, born July 30, 1921, in Sunnyside to Ernest Beach and Edith Francis Preston, passed away on March 10, 2004, in Salt Lake City at the age of 82.

She was a loving sister, wife, and a wonderful mother and grandmother. She never forgot a holiday and tried with her limited means to recognize her posterity on their special occasions. Edith was very proud of her legacy and all their accomplishments. Birthdays were a time she always sent a card and some money. She served over 25 years taking care of the needs of the elderly at the Care Center in Castle Dale and then in Ferron. She will be greatly missed by all her friends and posterity.

Her legacy is a brother Ernest Henry Beach, children Colleen Evelyn (John) Evridge, Charles Ernest (Eileen) Jeffs, Clareen Elean (Matt) Arnold, Charmaine Edith (William) Sharp, 30 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Edith was preceded in death by two husbands, Clarence Elven Slaugh and Dale Lee Jeffs, son Warren Elven Slaugh and his wife Judy, three siblings, Margaret Tracy Phieffer, Dorothy Florance Quinn, and Lois Jean Peters.

Funeral services were held Mon. March 15, 2004, at 11 a.m. at the Fausett Mortuary chapel in Castle Dale. A viewing will be one hour prior to services at the Mortuary. Burial in the Castle Dale Cemetery.

Vera Bonaquisto

EAST CARBON-Vera Farlaino Bonaquisto, age 89, passed away on March 14, 2004 at Castleview Hospital in Price.

Born Oct. 9, 1914 in Sunnyside, to Saverio "Sam" and Teresina Lamanna Farlaino. Married Tony Bonaquisto, July 10, 1938 in Price. He preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 1979.

Member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in East Carbon where she was active in the Altar Society for many years and also named Woman of the Year. Vera worked for 25 years at Dragerton Dept. Store in East Carbon. She loved going to the Senior Citizens Center and visiting with her friends. Her greatest love in life was her family, who she enjoyed cooking and baking for. She will be greatly missed.

Survived by her daughters, Pattie (Bob) Scarcelli, Salt Lake City, Toni (Frank) Sacco, East Carbon; brother, George (Angie) Farlaino, Price; four grandchildren, Traci, Wendi, Jim and Michael; ten great-grandchildren, Karli, Kennedi, Ryleigh, Michael, Devyn, Roman, Emily, Chelsey, Chuck, and Anthony who passed away on Mar. 18, 2001. Vera is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and a community of friends.

Preceded in death by parents, sisters, Rachelle Leonard, Della Compagni, Helen Evenich; infant brother, Jimmy, brother, Tom Farlaino and great-grandson, Anthony O'Nash.

Funeral Mass, Thursday, March 18, at 10 a.m., Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Vigil service, Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at the church in East Carbon. Family will be at Good Shepherd Wednesday and Thursday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Price City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to Good Shepherd Catholic Church in East Carbon.

Kim Gentry

SALT LAKE CITY/EAST CARBON-Richard Charles Kuhns, Jr., age 61, passed away March 15, 2004 at St. Joseph's Villa in Salt Lake City, while surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 6, 1942 in Salt Lake City to Richard C. and Lucille Anderson Kuhns.

SHOSHONE, IDAHO-Kim Clark Gentry, age 41, passed away March 11, 2004 in Shoshone, Idaho after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born July 15, 1962 in Price, to William Charles and Glenda Estella Rich Gentry. In 1982 he married Kristi Anne Spears, in Price.

Kim enjoyed the outdoors and he put his talents to work as a landscaper. He loved camping, hunting and fishing with his family. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Survived by his wife, Kristi Gentry, children, Nikki Moosman, Whitini Gentry, Cody Gentry, granddaughter, May Moosman, all of Shoshone, Idaho; brothers, Robert (Lorraine) Gentry, Bill Gentry, Craig (Janice) Gentry, all of Price.

Preceded in death by his parents and brother DelMont.

Memorial graveside service, Wed., March 17, at 11 a.m. Price City Cemetery. Under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

Richard C. Kuhns

SALT LAKE CITY/EAST CARBON-Richard Charles Kuhns, Jr., age 61, passed away March 15, 2004 at St. Joseph's Villa in Salt Lake City, while surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 6, 1942 in Salt Lake City to Richard C. and Lucille Anderson Kuhns.

Richard was a devoted and longtime member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in East Carbon. He graduated from East Carbon High School and later attended the College of Eastern Utah. For the past 19 years, Richard worked for American Express in Salt Lake City. He will be dearly missed by his family and many longtime friends.

Survived by his five brothers, Dan E. (Toshiko) Kuhns, Antelope, Calif.; Gary A. (Shirley) Kuhns, Wendover, Nev.; David H. (Rebecca) Kuhns, Imperial, Miss.; Michael W. Kuhns, Mesa, Ariz.; Steven W. Kuhns, Loveland, Colo.; special friends, Richard Madrid, Salt Lake City; Darlene Kuhns, East Carbon; and many loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, and sister-in-law Virginia Kuhns.

Funeral service will be March 20, 2004 at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 522 Homestead Boulevard in Price. Family will be at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple in Salt Lake City, Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. and at Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main in Price, Friday evening from 6-8 p.m.. Family will be at St. Matthew's on Saturday one hour prior to service. Interment, Valley View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Richard requested contributions to St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 522 Homestead Blvd., Price, UT 84501.

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