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Helen Jewkes Ware Swasey

FERRON-Helen Jewkes Ware Swasey died May 25, 2005, at the Emery County Nursing Home, Ferron, Utah. She was 91.

She was born in a small log cabin in Orangeville, Aug. 8, 1913, to William H. and Grace Tatton Jewkes, and grew up there with her brothers Ted and Hal, and sisters Dee, Thelma and Betty.

In 1933 she married Gilbert N. Ware and the couple made their home in Orangeville and in Wattis. They had three children, Donald, Harold (who died shortly after birth) and Judith Dee. Gilbert died in 1969, and in 1973, she married Ted Swasey. Ted died in 1976.

She was a wonderful mother, homemaker and cook and was well known throughout Emery County for her exceptional pies, dinner rolls and chicken 'n noodles, everything made from scratch. She worked as a cook for many years in the place she would later call home, Emery County Nursing Home, where she spent the last 18 years of her life.

Helen had a great zest for and love of life, and lived it to the fullest. She loved to dance and to sing and was often a member of a group that regularly sang at the old Wilberg Dance Hall, at the junction of roads that lead to Huntington, Castle Dale, and Orangeville. Hopefully, Helen now-not only listens to-but has her own "big bouquet or rose."

She is survived by son Donald (Joan) of Salt Lake City, daughter Judi (Larry) Seay of Garden Grove, Calif., granddaughter, Kimberly (Ty) Loyola and Tess (Kent) Thompson, great-grandchildren, Katie and Nicolas Loyola, all of Salt Lake City, Sister Betty (Ted) Bryan of Kenilworth, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husbands Gilbert Ware and Ted Swasey, son Harold, sisters Dee (Art) Waterman, and Thelma (Jack) Cox, and brothers Ted (Artell) Jewkes and Hal (Fern) Jewkes.

The family would like to extend a special thanks and much appreciation for the loving care and generous companionship given to Helen by longtime neighbor and valued friend Lavon Reid Timothy who was always there whenever she was needed.

A graveside service will be held Tues. May 31, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Orangeville City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Helen's name to the Emery County Nursing Home, Box 936, Ferron, Utah, 84523.

Utahna Simon

PRICE/DRAPER - Utahna Colleen Crowley Simon, age 53, passed away peacefully May 22, 2005, after a valiant battle with lung cancer at the home of her son in Draper surrounded by her loving family.

She was the youngest child of Hyrum S. Crowley Sr. and Ada Jones. She was born Nov. 19, 1951, in Salt Lake City. Married Roger Eastman, they had one son, Troy Roger Eastman, later divorced. Married Jermon Gene Goleman, they had one son, Cory Brandon Goleman, later divorced. Tahna married her soul mate, Darwin Simon in 1997, then losing him to Lymphoma a short but magical five years later. They had one son, Darwin James Simon Jr.

Utahna is survived by three sons, Troy (Lisa) Eastman, Kearns; Cory (Christina) Goleman, Draper; James Simon Jr., 7 years of age, Draper, who will be raised by Cory and Christina Goleman and their three children; and five grandchildren. She is also survived by four siblings, three sisters, LaVerne (Wendy) Williams, Salt Lake City; Jackie Curt (Ray), Caldwell, Idaho; Mattie (Peggy) Payton, Orangeville; brother, Nicholas B. Crowley (Shirley), Houston, Texas; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by parents; two brothers, James Clenny Crowley and Hyrum S. Crowley Jr.

Family members would like to thank Rocky Mountain Hospice for the loving care they have provided. A memorial will be held in Utahna's honor at Southeast Baptist Church, 1700 East Fort Union Blvd. (7000 South), Cottonwood Heights, on May 27, at 11 a.m. The family will be receiving family and friends before the services. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests donations to the following fund that has been established for Tahna's youngest, son, Darwin James Simon Jr. (7 yrs.) at any Washington Mutual Bank.

Mom, We will never forget the love and laughter you shared, but most of all thank you for the precious gift of our little brother James...We Love You Mom! Directors, Garner Funeral Home.

Sherryl Gunter

Funeral services for Sherryl Ella Gunter, formerly of Wellington, will be Friday, May 27, 10 a.m. in the Wellington LDS Stake Center where friends may call one hour prior to services.

Ronald J. Magnuson

CUMMING, GA.- Ronald J. Magnuson, age 67, retired Major, USAF, died Wed. May 18, 2005. He was a native of Utah, graduated from the University of Utah with a BS in physics. He later returned to earn his MBA. He proudly served his country in both the Navy an Air Force. Before his retirement from the Air Force, he operated as a meteorologist with the Air Weather Service. Prior service included operation in the Minuteman Missile Program.

Survived by: wife of 41 years, Barbara Magnuson, Cumming, Ga.; children, Ronald Jr. and Diane Magnuson, Augusta, Ga., Julia and Jon LeDoyen, Dunwoody, Ga.; grandchildren, Amber, Andrew, and Clint Magnuson, Davis and Porter LeDoyen; mother, Olive Magnuson, Salt Lake City, Utah; brother, Keith Magnuson, Salt Lake City, Utah; sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Joe Holquin, Garden Grove, Calif.; and other relatives also survive.

Graveside services were held Sat. May 21, 2005, with the Rev. Bob Jolly officiating. The family received friends at Ingram Funeral Home on Friday. Burial in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens.


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