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James Jarvi

PRICE - James Michael Jarvi left us on Father's Day, Sunday, June 20, 2004, at Castleview Hospital in Price.

James, better known as Mike, was born to Leona Albrectsen Jorgensen Jarvi and John Jarvi on March 20, 1951 in Price. He married Toni Lopez Aug. 8, 1972, later divorced.

A big man with an even bigger heart, "Big Jarv" loved fishing, woodworking, collecting music, and his daily cup of coffee surrounded by his friends. Those friends and his family will always remember him for his great big smile and his ability to make them laugh in any situation. As a child he was known throughout the state for his amazing talent to hit a homerun whenever asked. He moved on from Little League and Pony League and carried his athletic ability to play football in high school as well as softball for the 10 years following.

Upon graduating from Carbon High School in 1969, he began his arduous career in the trucking industry by driving a deliver truck for Price Steam Laundry and moved on to drive for Wycoff in Carbon County. It was at that time he began his vocation with Savage Brothers as a coal truck driver. He later became a supervisor for some of the larger operations for which he won many company awards. He worked for Savage Brothers 17 years. He ended his career by working for Cox Trucking in Price before unofficially "retiring" due to health concerns.

Mike is survived by three children, Stephanie Jarvi-Peterson and her husband James, Salt Lake City; Michael John Jarvi, Price; Kelly JoAnn Jarvi and her fiance, Brandon McArdle; ex-wife and loved friend, Toni VanLinden; brother, Jack Jorgensen and Frank Jorgensen; sister, Karen Jarvi; two grandchildren, Michael James Peterson and Christopher Nelson Peterson. He was preceded in death by father, John Jarvi; mother, Leona Albrectsen Jorgensen Jarvi; and brother, Jerry Jorgensen.

The family would like to extend a special debt of gratitude to the Price city fire/rescue team, Castleview Hospital staff and especially Dr. Gagon and Mike's nurse in the ICU, Sharon, for her kindness and comforting words in those difficult final hours.

Funeral service Sat., June 26, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to services. Interment, Price City Cemetery.

"The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it." As your children, we promise to make this true. We will always love and miss you Daddy.

Ryker Brent Houskeeper

PRICE-Ryker Brent Houskeeper passed away June 24, 2004, in Price. He was born March 29, 2004, in Price to Chelly Kayrene Houskeeper.

My little Ryker, my very own angel for such a short time. You taught me a lot with your cute smile. Your eyes of blue seem to say I already knew you. You will be deeply missed but in our hearts forever.

Survived by his mother Chelly houskeeper; brother Donaven; grandparents Gary and Kayrene Houskeeper, Joe and Janet Maestas; aunt Tiffiny Houskeeper, Moab; uncles Bary Houskeeper and Brian Houskeeper, Price; little aunt Kaylee; great-grandparents Ben and Renee Blackburn, Kent and Helen Houskeeper; a special sister and aunt to Ryker, Heather Marrelli; uncle Kaylab; dear friends Jennifer Naylor and kids, Anthony and Jerry Dickson. Also survived by many great aunts, uncles and friends. We love you and will miss you, Ryker.

Funeral services were June 28 at the Price 7th/8th Ward Chapel. Burial was in the Wellington City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

Hazel Jones

NEPHI-Hazel Maurine Ingram Bean Jones, 90, died June 26, 2004 at the Castle Country Care Center in Price. She had lived a full life. She was an only child born Sept. 10, 1913 in Nephi to Mary Bean and Samuel Edward Ingram. She lived in Nephi for 83 years before leaving for health reasons.

She married Meryl Eugene Bean June 14, 1937 in Nephi, later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. He later died in 1951. In 1956 she married Bert T. Jones who later passed away in 1987. Hazel was a faithful member of the LDS Church where she served in many callings. Her greatest love in life was genealogy, handwork, reading and flower gardens. Her best accomplishment was being a good mother.

Hazel is survived by her three children, Sharon Hunt of West Valley, Mary Franks of Salt Lake and Grant (Kathy) Bean of East Carbon; stepchildren Ted (Donna) Jones of Nephi and Marie (Wayne) Bostwick of Nevada; nine grandchildren, nine step grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by both husbands, sons-in-law George Hunt and Berry Franks, stepson Don Jones, a granddaughter DelRay Bean and a great-granddaughter Ashley Horrocks.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. in the Nephi City Cemetery on June 29, 400 North 400 East, under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

The family wishes to extend their love and appreciation to the staff of the Castle Country Care Center for their constant and compassionate care of our mom. You are truly "Angels of Mercy."

Buddy Lee Christensen

PRICE-Buddy Lee Christensen, son of Thomas "Bud" and Lena Christensen, passed away peacefully at home on June 26, 2004. He was born April 30, 1953 in Kenilworth and grew up in Price.

Buddy joined the Army when he was 17. He was proud to serve his country during the Vietnam War. He made his living remodeling homes. He loved fishing and hunting and most of all he loved his family. He raised a step-daughter, Cissy and her son Colton Allred was the light of his life.

He is survived by his parents Thomas "Bud" and Lena Christensen of Price, sister Karen and Kirk Sitterud of Orangeville, brothers Clarence Christensen of Price, Dennis Christensen of Price, Leslie Christensen of Craig, Colo., Jerry Christensen of Price, Gary and Lorraine Christensen of West Valley City and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thurs. July 1, 2004 at 3 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price where friends may call one hour prior to services. Full military honors will be given at the graveside services on July 8, 2004 at 10 a.m. at the Price City Cemetery.

Virl Evert Winder
Together Again

PRICE-Virl Evert Winder, age 94, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather, passed away Sunday June 27, 2004 in Price. Virl was born April 26, 1910 in Desert Lake to Charles William and Caroline Elizabeth Mills Winder. He was raised in Desert Lake and Cedar Mountain areas. He attended school in Desert Lake, Victor and Cleveland. He was a member of the LDS Church.

He married Thelma Black from Blanding on March 13, 1932. Their first home was in Desert Lake in 1934. In 1942 they moved to Price where he worked as a mechanic. They moved to Elmo in 1948. Thelma passed away Sept. 20, 1986.

Virl was a sheepherder, farmer, rancher, cattleman and mechanic. He was the presiding Justice of the Peace in Elmo for five years. He retired from the Lion Coal Co. at Wattis after 18 years as a tipple mechanic. He then worked for the Val Jensen Farm Equipment Shop in Cleveland and Huntington for several years, and did custom farm work.

Virl has been recognized for his service in improving land grazing, water improvement and fencing improvements. He is a former president of the Buckhorn Cattleman Association and a former board member of the Huntington-Cleveland Irrigation Company. Virl's hobbies were work and family.

Virl is survived by children Evert William (Gloria) of Price, Emma LaRae (Louis-deceased) Weber, Dorothy Elaine and John Junior of Elmo; eight grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by siblings Phillip (Viola) Winder, Ada Marie Willson of Elmo, Zina Tabor of Price and Harold (May) Winder, LaVan Dale (Lou) Winder of Missouri. He was preceded in death by his wife, four children, parents, four brothers and two sisters.

Services will be July 1, 2004 at the Elmo LDS Chapel at 11 a.m. Family will be at the Elmo LDS Chapel Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday one hour prior to services. Interment Victor Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.


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