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Karen "Hope" Anderson

HUNTINGTON-Karen "Hope" Anderson, age 81, passed away March 5, 2005 in Ferron, surrounded by her family. She was born June 7, 1923 in Mutual, Utah to George and Karen May Sitterud Young. She was raised in Orangeville and graduated from South Emery High. She married Soren Arthur Anderson Dec. 27, 1947 in Orangeville, later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple, Oct. 4, 1948.

Hope loved her family and lived her life that way. She loved it when the family was camping and fishing. After the death of her husband, she continued to camp in the Joe's Valley area with Beverly and Isabelle. Hope was an avid Jazz fan and never missed a game with her friend Donna. She enjoyed spending time with her sister Ruth. As a member of the LDS Church, she served in numerous callings.

She is survived by her children: Brenda and Mike Horton, Arthur Gale and Mavoreen Anderson, Roger Lee and Michelle Anderson, all of Huntington; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Soren Arthur Anderson, her parents, one sister and four brothers.

Funeral Services will be held Wed. March 9, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the Huntington First Ward LDS Chapel where friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the Huntington Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

Charles Kirkwood

HELPER-Charles Nelson Kirkwood, age 50, passed away suddenly Feb. 28, 2005 in Helper.

Born March 23, 1954 in Provo to Earl "Pete" and Marjorie Jane Nelson Kirkwood.

Charles grew up in Thistle and moved to Helper in 1964 where he worked in various coal mines in the area. He loved fishing, hunting, camping, and spending time with family and friends. He loved practical jokes, especially playing them on the people he loved most. He enjoyed working with his hands, especially doing mechanical work and fixing things around the home. "We will miss you and love you forever."

Survived by his mother, Jane Kirkwood; sister, Sharon Jane (Deke) Hreinson, both of Helper; brother, Earl (Debbie) Kirkwood, Hotchkiss, Colo.; half-sister, Earlene Warren, Helper; nephew, Pete Kirkwood, Helper; nieces, Desery (Larry) Martinez, Orangeville; Samantha (Mark) Ivie, Taylorsville; Kerry Ann (Ron) Neece, Grand Junction, Colo.; five great nieces and nephews, Aubrey, Hunter, Kelsey, Mark, Dan LeRoy; and many loving cousins and a community of friends. Preceded in death by his father; brother, Guy LeRoy Kirkwood.

Graveside service, Fri., March 4, 2005, at noon and Mt. View Cemetery in Helper. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Friday one hour prior to service. Friends are welcome at Mitchell's daily.

Carm Priano

HELPER-Our loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and dear friend, Carmella Saccomanno Priano, age 92 passed away March 2, 2005 in Price.

Born Nov. 2, 1912 in Spring Glen to Ralph and Maria Theresa Potestio Saccomanno. Married Anton S. Priano on Jan. 10, 1945 in Price; he died on Aug. 30, 1995.

Carm was an active member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and a lifelong resident of Carbon County. She enjoyed working alongside her many friends at JC Penney in Price prior to retiring. She enjoyed cooking and baking and Carm made sure that everyone had their own little box of goodies. Carm lived for her family. Her big smile, warm hug and kiss made everyone feel like they were part of her family.

Survived by her stepson Elmo (Helen) Priano, Price; brother; Charlie Saccomanno, Spring Glen; sisters, Gemma Larcher, Price; Pauline (Joe) Lepore, Midvale; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her parents, husband; sons, Anthony and James Priano; two grandchildren, Wendy and Lloyd; three brothers, James, Joe and Armand; sister Mary Colombo.

Funeral Mass was held on Mon. March 7 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Vigil Service was held at St. Anthony's on Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. Committal service, Mt. View Cemetery, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Steven Spooner

PRICE-Steven Lee Spooner, age 44, passed away Feb. 5, 2005 in Moab. He was born March 8, 1960 in Othello, Wash. to Ronald J. and Joyce L. Lovell Spooner.

Steven loved the outdoors, rappelling, fishing, climbing, camping, 4-wheeling, and most of all time spent with his family and friends. Steve loved being a backyard mechanic and mini stock racing at Desert Thunder Raceway.

Steve was a dear man and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife Tonia Dawn of Price, children Alisa Dawn, Tristan Michael, Calista Marie and Paul Alan, all of Price; his in-laws, Wesley Paul and Susan Hilliard, Titus and Jackie Hilliard, Ernest and Lurrine Lopez all of Huntington, Jesus and Tina Maldonado of Springville. Preceded in death by his parents and brother Alan.

A memorial service will be held Wed., March 9, at 6 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price. A family dinner will be held earlier in the day at 1 p.m. at the Huntington Third Ward LDS Church, all family and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Spooner family memorial fund at Eastern Utah Community Credit Union.

Leonard Kay Jewkes

GREEN RIVER-Leonard Kay Jewkes, age 83, passed away March 5, 2005 at the Logan Regional Hospital. He was born Sept. 8, 1921 in Orangeville to Alma Gardner and Emeline Cox Jewkes. He married Dora Deane Peterson Jan. 22, 1942 in the Salt Lake City Temple.

Leonard loved to golf. He served in the Navy during WWII. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in a variety of callings including ward clerk, counselor in the Bishopric and Young Men's President. Leonard served for 30 years with the Utah Highway Patrol and three years as a corrections officer at the State Penitentiary. After retiring from the highway patrol, he was a representative for the Utah State Division of Aging and Adult Services. He was a lifetime member of the Green River volunteer Fire Department.

Leonard is survived by his wife Dora Deane Jewkes of Green River; daughters Carol Jeanne Austin of Hyrum, Karen Maria Barker of College Ward, daughter-in-law Rita Ann Jewkes of Green River; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Also survived by brothers Alma Hue Jewkes of Sandy and Thomas Samuel Jewkes of St. George. Preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; six brothers; son Leonard Dean Jewkes; and grandson Cody John Austin.

Funeral services will be held Fri. March 11, 2005 at noon at the Green River LDS Church where a viewing will be held Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. and also one hour prior to the service. Burial in the Elgin Cemetery in Green River under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

If we were to ask dad what he wanted us to say about him when he died, his reply would be a simple "It's up to you." Well, dad, this time it is up to you. Continue to watch out for mom, continue to remind us of your excellent example, help us choose the right.

Gladys Nelson

FERRON-Gladys B. Nelson was the last living member of the Mary Ann Hansen-James Ormandy Braithwaite family of seven children.

Gladys was born April 26, 1902 in Manti. She married Bryant Andrew Nelson on Nov. 14, 1921 in the Manti LDS Temple. Surviving children are: Dora Dean N. Snow, Salt Lake City, Bryant Glade Nelson (Becky) of Clawson, James F. Nelson (Catherine), Earl Ray Nelson, of Ferron. A posterity of 27 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren, and 32 great- great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Helen N. Sorensen who resides at the Emery County Care and Rehab in Ferron.

Preceded in death are LaRue N. Petitti (John J.) Price, Glenna twin to Glade and Joseph twin to James.

She raised her children during the great depression, the welfare of her family was her priority. She always had animals and a large garden to care for. Gladys made many quilts and crocheted many lovely and useful items. She served as visiting teacher, Sunday school teacher, counselor in the relief society and President of the Young Womens MIA.

Mother had many lifelong friends, her home was always open to friends and family. She and Bryant loved to camp and fish.

In November 1997, Gladys moved into Turnquist Retreat at Elmo under the wonderful care of Caleen and Butch Wilcox and their caring staff.

Funeral services will be held in the Ferron Blue Hills LDS Ward at 35 West 200 North State Street on Thur. March 10, 2005. Viewing from 10:30 -11:30 a.m. and funeral services at noon. Interment in the Ferron City cemetery.

Harold Simmons

LAWRENCE- "A life well lived," Alma Harold Simmons, passed away March 6, 2005, after a long life filled with a loving family, many good friends, much happiness, and a wonderful sense of humor. He was born Dec. 20, 1919 to Joshua and Mary Ellen Ammonette Simmons in Gilmer, Texas. He married Helen Elizabeth Holst, Sept. 20, 1940, and with her, shared 62 years of marriage.

He had a long and distinguished career of 33 years with the Rio Grande Railroad. He was a successful farmer and rancher, being recognized as "Farmer of the Year" in 1978. He adored his family, always putting their needs ahead of his own. Because of his warmth and wit, he was always surrounded by good friends. He liked a good poker game with his buddies, happy children, good horses, and fat cattle.

He is survived by his daughter, Shari Carroll, Holladay; son, Tim (Diane) Simmons, Lawrence; five grandchildren, Alice Blossom, Texas; Mark (Donna) Carroll, Washington; Sara (Jason) Lamb, Helper; Paul (Brianne) Simmons, Lawrence; Josh Simmons, Lawrence; 12 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Gerald Simmons, Ogden. Preceded in death by his wife, Helen, and seven brothers and one sister.

Graveside service will be held Thurs. March 10, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the Lawrence Cemetery. Friends and family may call at Mitchell Funeral Home, Wed. March 9, from 6-8 p.m.

Lyle J. Nelson

ELMO-Lyle J. Nelson, age 92, passed away March 5, 2005 in Elmo, surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 27, 1913 in Ferron, to Niels Christian and Caroline Olsen Nelson. He married Gladys Stevenson on Jan. 15, 1946 in Tazewell, Va. After her passing, he married Nola Neilson, who also preceded him in death.

He enjoyed traveling, fishing and sports. He was a member of the LDS Church and a proud member of the UMWA, Local 6363.

Lyle is survived by sons Robert and Bev Nelson of Price and Randy and Tonya Nelson of Elmo and daughter-in-law Candy Nelson of West Valley, eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to Gladys and Nola, Lyle was preceded in death by sons Roger and Steven.

Graveside services will be held Tues., March 8, at Noon in the Price City Cemetery. Friends may call at Fausett Mortuary from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. the day of services.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Turnquist Retreat for the tender loving care they gave their dad.

Lizzie Nielsen

PRICE-Elizabeth Althera Jones Williams Nielsen, affectionately called Lizzie, returned home to her Heavenly Father, March 2, 2005. She was born Jan. 10, 1908, at Clear Creek, to John Johnson and Fanny Rebecca Lucas Jones. She was the oldest child of eight children. She married Lenard Stephen Williams on Oct. 21, 1925, in the Salt Lake Temple. Their home was blessed with five children, Rea "J" Williams (Fred Tatton) Wellington, Donna "V" Williams (Bob Williams) both deceased; Lenard Lamond Williams (Jaselene), Price; Lynwood Stephen deceased (Phyllis Bendixsen), Salt Lake City; and Terry Lavell (Marianne), Salt Lake City.

Elizabeth was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout her life. She served in different organizations, Sunday School, MIA, Relief Society and Primary. She was a visiting teacher for 70 years. In 1948 she joined the Amere club where she met and made many friends. After her family was raised she worked for the Carbon County School District as a "Hot Lunch Lady" at the Durrant School. She enjoyed being around little children.

Lenard passed away March 12, 1975 and she married Wilford Lewis Nielsen, Jr. Aug. 4, 1979. Wilford died Aug. 27, 1988.

Elizabeth was able to live in her home that Lenard and she purchased in 1945 for 58 years. When she was 95 although she hated to leave her home where she had so many fond memories, she moved to the Heirloom Inn where she continued to live until the time of her death.

She is survived by her three children, 17 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. A sister, Wilma McArthy, Orem, brothers Melvin Jones, Salt lake City, and Ross Jones (Yvonne), Price; stepchildren Lewis (Grethe) Nielsen, Centerfield; Lynn (Carol) Nielsen, Sandy; Dorothy (Jay) O'Driscoll, Canyon Lake, Calif.; Leah (Glen) James, Helper; Donna Lue (James) Mullins, Brigham City. Also preceded in death by sister Florence Wallace, and brothers Walter, Willis and Joe Jones.

Services for Elizabeth were held March 5 at the Eighth Ward chapel in Price. Viewing was held Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary and one hour prior to services. Burial, Price City Cemetery.

Essie Doss Winn

PRICE-Essie Doss Winn, age 99, passed away March 3, 2005 in Price. She was born May 23, 1905 in Shawnee, Okla. to John and Fannie Danella Sivley Doss. She married Ralph P. Winn June 15, 1929 in Price, where they have resided since that time.

Essie's life revolved around her large family. She was a talented homemaker, seamstress and cook. She was a member of the LDS Church.

Essie is survived by her children, Velma (Paul) Dimick of Price, Mark (Lois) Winn of Price, Craig (Grace) Winn of Salt Lake City, Elaine (Jim) Lindsey of Brigham City, Sally (Arvil) Rhinehart of Edgewood, N.M., Frank Whipple of Price, Ilene Winn of South Jordan, JoAnn Sharpe of Provo, 45 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband Ralph P. Winn, daughter Pauline Whipple, son John R. Winn, and son Richard P. Winn.

Funeral services were Mon. March 7, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Fausett Mortuary. A viewing was held one hour prior to service. Burial was in the Price City Cemetery.

Betty Jane Hegna

PRICE/SALT LAKE-Betty Jane Gentry Hegna, age 73, passed away March 1, 2005 in Salt Lake City, while surrounded by her family. Born Dec. 26, 1931 in Price to William Charles and Elizabeth Gentry. Member of the LDS Church and longtime resident of Carbon County.

Her greatest love was for her children, grandchildren and her son, Wesley who cared for her so dearly.

Survived by her children, Faye Jean (Merrill) Hansen, Wolf Pointe Mont.; Gerald (Kathy) Olson, St. George; John Hovat, Wesley Hegna, Heidi Hegna, all of Salt lake City; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents; daughter Betty; and brother Charlie Gentry.

Graveside service was held Sat. March 5, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the Price City Cemetery. Family was at the mortuary the evening prior and one hour prior to service.

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