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Clint L. Fillmore

With his wife and their family by his side, Clint, 47 passed away on July 10, 2005 after a five year courageous and valiant battle with liver disease.

Born on June 18, 1958 to David L. Fillmore and Connie Perez in Price. He married Susan Wood on July 17, 1998.

He is survived by his wife, Susan: step-children, Candace Allen and Joshua (Kiana) Allen; and five grandchildren: father, David (Ann) Fillmore; sister-in-law, Vicki; sisters, Kay, Doreen, Darcy, Rachell; brothers, Curtis, Kelly and Brad: step-sister, Michelle (Greg) Frandsen; step-brothers, Curtis (Boe) Taylor, Randy (Richelle) Taylor; many nieces, nephews and good friends.

Preceded in death by his mother, Connie Baxter and grandparents Cloyd and Lucille Fillmore.

A celebration of his life was held at the Jordan River Park on July 14. His family wishes to thank the staff at the Hospice Care Source, where Clint's passing was loving and peaceful.

Forrest Grant Smith

CARBONVILLE-Forrest Grant Smith, "Smitty" age 93, passed away on July 19, 2005 in Ferron. He was born on Oct. 3, 1911 in Murray to William Willis and Maggie Wood Smith. He married Sarah Jane Griffiths on Sept. 7, 1931 in Farmington, later solemnized in the Provo LDS Temple.

He was president of the Carbon High Boosters club in the 50s. He loved being a rock-hound and served as president of the Carbon County Gem Society. He hunted and fished all his life until his health would no longer allow it and was a lousy housekeeper. He served as a high Priest in the LDS Church.

Forrest is survived by his wife of almost 74 years, Jane "Toots" of Carbonville and children and their spouses; Colleen and Duaine Hatch of American Falls, Idaho; Roger and Karen Smith of Castle Dale, : Judi and George Baker of Orangeville and Greg Smith of Vail, Colo., 27 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by daughters-in-law Bena Lee Smith of Price and Bonnie Jean Smith of Orem. Preceded in death by sons Forrest Grant and Gerald Leon and daughters Evona and Sharon Ann.

Funeral services were held on Sat. July 23 at 11 a.m. in the Price Stake Center (100 South and 500 East, Price). Friends called one hour prior to services. Burial was in the Cliff View Cemetery in Price, under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

Donald Eugene Watson

HELPER- Donald E. Watson, age 73 passed away peacefully in his sleep, July 21, 2005 in Salt Lake City after a short illness due to complications from a stroke.

He was born April 19, 1932 in Castle Gate to Lawrence and Bernice Thomas Watson. His family later moved to Emery County where he spent his childhood. Married Louise Nougaret, Jan. 27, 1952 and had nine children, they later divorced. He recently exchanged vows with his longtime sweetheart, Doreene Chavez.

Donald worked in many places doing a variety of jobs before he started his own welding company. He had the ability to fix anything and everything, was hard working, strong willed and had integrity. He was a man of his word, although he could tell some big whopper stories and great jokes.

He was a dedicated father, loved his family, cooked big Sunday meals, enjoyed playing cards and loved sports of all kinds, especially football. He enjoyed camping, hunting, and spending time outdoors. He was fun-loving prankster who got a big kick out of teasing people with a smile and a joke for everyone he met. He loved to dance and sing, and there was laughter in the air when he was around. He was never in too big of a hurry to stop and talk or make people laugh.

Survived by; Doreene; his daughters, Scarlet (Ben), Ilian, Nora (Jody), Darcy (Keith), Anna (Troy), Judy (Chuck), and Nona; Doreene's children; Donna (Mike), Christie, and Michael (Monica); brother, Kenneth (Manon); sisters; Gwen, Shirley (Les), and Louisa; 39 grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren.

Preceded in death by parents, daughter, Lillian; granddaughter, Camie; son, Donald (Gus) Watson; brother, Raymond; and sister Ilian.

Funeral services were held on July 25 at 2 p.m. at the Helper LDS Stake Center. Family was at the Mitchell Funeral Home on Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m. and at the Stake Center on Monday one hour prior to the service. Interment, Mt. View Cemetery, Helper.

Lyle Melvin Stilson

CASTLE DALE- Our beloved father, grandfather, great and great-great-grandfather, brother, friend and neighbor passed away at the home of his daughter DeAnn in Santa Clara, on July 12, 2005, at age 88.

He was born Feb. 20, 1917 to Melvin Stilson and Clara Ella Hall in Orangeville.

He married Nola Mae Jones on May 23, 1940 in the Manti Temple. They lived and raised their four children in Castle Dale for more than 50 years. He was an active member of the LDS Church. He and wife Nola served a mission in Tempe, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his lifelong sweetheart Nola Mae in May of 2002 and previously by his two brothers Owen and Jack.

Lyle was one of the most loved of any man we've ever known. Loved by everyone who ever met him.

By his four children, 17 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and nine great-great- grandchildren, who he adored, as well as friends, neighbors and extended family too numerous to mention. He was kind and gentle beyond the capacity of most morals. A spirit that exemplified what it means to be truly noble and compassionate. He will be missed with an ache and void that can never be replaced or filled.

He spent more than 42 years working in various local coal mines before retiring from Emery Mining. He was loved and respected by all his many co-workers over the years. He was an avid gardener, fisherman and hunter.

Survived by his four children; DeAnn (Kimball) Cox, Pamala (Jim) Jewkes, Eric Lyle (Tracy) Stilson and Kayla Mae Reichman. Sisters; Bly Gregerson, Pat DeWitt, Fawn Coakley and Roma Christensen.

Funeral services were held on July 15 at 2 p.m. at the Castle Dale Stake Center. Friends and family called there between 12:30-1:45 p.m. on Friday prior to the services.

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