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Robert Lyle Nelson

PRICE-Robert Lyle Nelson, age 57, passed away April 4, 2005 in Price after a long illness. He was born July 19, 1947 in Price to Lyle and Gladys Stevenson Nelson. Robert Married Beverly Jean Clark April 14, 1973 in Provo, where their marriage was later solemnized in the Provo LDS Temple.

Robert always loved computers, scrap-booking, and doing genealogy. He passed many happy hours watching NASCAR. He loved spending time reading to his grandchildren (Thomas the Train, his own version, being the favorite). He enjoyed swapping stories about the good old days with his two brothers, who were very dear to him. He was a wonderful example of how to deal with trials and tribulations with a positive attitude. Though burdened with Fabrys disease, he proudly served four years in the US Navy.

He is survived by his wife Beverly of Price and children: Kimberly and Jared Patterson and Ryan Nelson, all of Price; and three grandchildren, Sierra, Katie and Tristan. Also survived by his brother Randy and his wife Tonya, of Elmo. Preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Steven and Roger.

Funeral services were held Fri. April 8, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the Price Sixth Ward LDS Chapel, 300 West 500 South. Burial was in the Cliff View Cemetery in Price.

Melissa Fadra Jones Iwasawa
"Lissa Lou"

Melissa Fadra Jones Iwasawa, "Lissa Lou", left this earth April 2, 2005, to ascend to heaven into the arms of God, after a lifetime of constant courage, living on a dialysis machine, climbing mountains, healing animals and humans alike. She was born March 4, 1974 in Salt Lake City to Audrey and Kyle Jones.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Ray and Billie Davis; Uncle "Skeeter"; cousin Ricky; and Grandpa Klell Mecham. She is survived by her two beautiful daughters Kylie and Maya; her two brothers Waylon and Ely; Grandma Fern; her parents Kyle Jones and Audrey (Phil) Jones, and all of Phil's loving and caring family; her aunt Robyn Davis, also Don Pasborg; aunts and uncles on her daddy's side, Ben and Myrna Mead, Hall and Ravenna Firth, Larell and Carol Jones, Reggie Jones and Kathy, Randy Jones and Aunt Betsy Terrill; Masa Iwasawa, Nicholas Rich; along with many, many friends.

Memorial service, where family and friends may attend, will be held at Pioneer Park, 100 East 550 North, Price, Wed. April 13, 2005, from 2-4 p.m.

Dennis Grange

MURRAY-Dennis William Grange, 34, passed away April 4, 2005 in Murray. He was born July 17, 1970 in Price to Ferris and Mary Bea Jones Grange.

Dennis enjoyed watching NASCAR and riding and racing motorcycles. He loved his family and friends, taking delight in "giving them a hard time" and helping them out whenever he could.

He is survived by three daughters, Teaira, Ashtin and Keely, who are the loves of his life. Also survived by sisters Pam and Jim Anderson of Huntington, Kimberly and Glenn Huff of Price; brothers, Gale and Claudia Grange of Highland, Richard and Elaine Grange of Sandy, Ralph and Karen Grange of Magna, Jeff and Teri Grange of Huntington, Gordon and Kay Grange of Sandy, and Darin and Deanna Grange of Sandy. Preceded in death by parents and brother Michael. We will miss you.

Funeral services were held Sat. April 9, 2005 at noon in the Huntington First/Fifth Ward Chapel, 115, South 400 East, where friends called one hour prior to services. Burial was in the Huntington Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

Nolan Richard Curtis

1920-2005

"Will Be Missed"

Nolan R. Curtis passed away on April 8, 2005 in Grand Junction Colo., after suffering a fall due to Parkinson's Disease. This beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend began his turn on earth March 12, 1920, the ninth child of Wallace and Amanda Curtis in Green River. He married Mazel Duncan, July 3,1938, and their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and then settled back with his family in Green River in November 1945.

He was a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many callings. A highlight of his church service were the two years he and Mazel served on a mission in the Manti Temple from 1979-1981.

His mother introduced him to square dancing as a youth and he grew to love it and made it an active part of his life. He received the Walt Cole award for promoting and enjoying over 50 years of square dancing.

He worked in the gas and oil distribution business most of his life. He was part owner in the Curtis & Durrant Oil Company until 1979. After that, his heart went into raising melons at Curtis Island, which he and his wife enjoyed for several years, delivering melons to market.

He loved sports and missed few games of BYU and the Jazz. He and his wife traveled on several BYU Cougar Club trips to Hawaii and Japan. He was a great fan and supported the local basketball teams. He loved to watch the young people play sports. He was honored and received the Super Fan Award from the Utah High School Activities Association in 1998.

He believed in community service and served as a councilman, on the school board, and as a volunteer fireman for many years.

After 59 years of marriage, Nolan lost his beloved wife. In December 1997, he married Laura Faye Marsing Thompson in the Salt Lake Temple for time. They have enjoyed spending the winters in Arizona.

He loved people and touched the lives of many. He never met a stranger or was never too busy to stop and say "Hi and how are you?" His greatest joy was his family and friends; he dearly loved them. He was a kind and gentle and loving man to everyone he met. These are the words Nolan spoke to his wife, "I encourage those that I call family to embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ with all your heart. Be a true Christian one with another. I leave my blessing, my love, my faith in God, and hope for each of you, my children and grandchildren."

He is survived by his wife, Laura Faye; children Kenneth (Ruth), Moab, Ward (Karen), Sandy, Deanna (Randy) Mecham, Hanksville, Lowell (Cheryl), Riverton, Marsha (Jim) Borchert, Ft. Morgan, Colo., Monte (Lucy), Moab, Debbie Thomas, Grand Junction, Colo.; three step-children Jeannie (Mark) Watterson, Saratoga Springs, Gayle Thompson, Grand Junction, Colo., and Audrey Grisham, Holliday; 35 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; two sisters Verla (Norman) Lowe, Clella (Darrell) Ross; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, four brothers, three sisters, and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be Fri., April 15, 2005 at noon at the Green River LDS church. A viewing will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Green River LDS church and Friday 10:30-11:45 a.m. also at the church. Interment will be in Elgin Cemetery.

Darrel Price

CLAWSON-Darrel Fame Price passed away peacefully in his home on April 9, 2005 surrounded by his loving family.

Darrel was born June 20, 1933 in Provo, to Fame and Tressie Price. He married his childhood sweetheart Helen Louise Blackburn July 12, 1951 (later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.) They were married 53 years. He served in the Korean War from 1951-1954 after returning home he worked as a coalminer for 40 years.

He served in many positions in the LDS church including bishop and high councilman. He also fulfilled a church service mission with his wife at the Bishop's Storehouse.

Darrel loved camping, gardening, playing his guitar and mandolin with friends and his sons. He loved visiting with people and was an accomplished storyteller blessed with the gift of gab. He loved his family and being around them. He considered them one of his greatest accomplishments and will be dearly missed by all that knew him.

Darrel is survived by his wife Helen Louise Blackburn, his five "no good Sears� kids" Bob (Doris) Price of Ferron; Jean (Randy) Smith of Nephi; Kim (Wade) Riley of Clawson; Gary (Shaunnie) Price of Clawson; Stephen (Chantel) Price of Ferron. His brothers Bud (Maria) Price of St. George; Johnny Binder of Washington, and his sisters LaRue Remington of West Valley City and Betty (Keith) Eatough of Arizona.

He also leaves behind 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren who will forever remember his laughter, love and stories.

He was preceded in death by his parents Fame and Tressie Price.

A viewing will be held Tues. April 12, at the Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be Wed. April 13, at 11 a.m. with a viewing one hour prior to services at the Blue Hills ward LDS church house, 35 West 200 North in Ferron. Grampa always said "Love ya, be sure and come back ya hear," and we will.

Que Sorensen

"Paradise Rancher"

Que Sorensen, age 91, passed away, after a long and fulfilling life on April 4, 2005 in Ferron due to natural causes. Born July 18, 1913 in Emery to Andrew M. and Johanna Christina Larsen Sorensen. He married the love of his life Jessie Lewis on Dec. 2, 1948 in Orangeville. The marriage was later solemnized on June 29, 1953 in the Manti LDS Temple.

Que was an active member of the LDS Church and served as a high priest. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was an accomplished rancher, heavy equipment operator and person overall. He was truly liked by everyone he met. He was a member of the Emery Riding Club and was owner of the Sorensen Mercantile in Emery for many years before he and Jessie moved to Murray and lived in the home they dearly loved. He was a member of the Good Sam Club where his CB handle was "Paradise Rancher," named after his favorite place on Earth, with the LK Antelopes. He and Jessie enjoyed many trips and social functions with their beloved Good Samers. He worked for Menlove Construction and retired from the Murray City Road Department where he drove the sweeper he dearly enjoyed. He later went to work for Allied Development where he formed many dear friendships. Que worked hard but had a lot of good times with his family, leaving us with many, many wonderful memories.

Survived by his wife; son, Keith (Donna), Ferron; daughters, Roma (Kell) Blackham, St. George; Jeannette (Ken) Hadean, Tooele, and Susanne (Fred) Babcock, Mesquite, Nev.; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his grandson, William Gary Babcock, granddaughter, Sherrie Ann Babcock, seven brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were held Sat. April 9, 2005 at Memorial Estates Redwood. Interment, Memorial Estates Redwood, 6500 South Redwood Road, Salt Lake City.


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