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Ann Strakey

PRICE-Ann Jackson Strakey, age 57, passed away Aug. 9, 2005 at her home.

She was born on May 20, 1948 in Price to Edward and June Phyllis Schade Jackson. Married Allan J. Strakey on April 24, 1971 in Carbonville.

Member of Liberty Faith Fellowship Church. Lifelong resident of Carbon County and graduate of Carbon High School class of 1966. Ann enjoyed painting, needlework, doll collecting and spending time with her family.

Survived by her husband, Allan J. Strakey; two daughters and one son, Allison J. Strakey, Ansen E. Strakey, Ariane J. Strakey, all of Price; sisters, Lil Reid, Needles, Calif.; Minnie (Monty) Hampton, Price. Preceded in death by parents, brother, Carl E. Jackson.

Funeral service, Sat., Aug. 13 at 1 p.m., Liberty Faith Fellowship Church, 1630 North 1500 West (located directly behind Groggs on the Carbonville Road). Family will be at the church Saturday one hour prior to service. Interment, Mt. View Cemetery, Helper. Under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

Marion (Dick) Hansen

HELPER-Longtime Carbon County resident, Marion (Dick) Hansen, age 82, passed away Aug. 12, 2005 in Salt Lake City from natural causes. He was born Nov. 10, 1922 in Spring Glen to Laura Cook and Hyrum Hansen. He married Velma Powell in 1946, they later divorced. Married Caecilia King, Nov. 26. 1955 in Helper; she died Aug. 27, 2004.

Member of the Catholic Church. Served in the US Army during World War II. Dick loved to laugh, talk and dance. In his later years you could find him at the Price Senior Citizen Center for lunch and dances. He will be dearly missed by his family and a community of friends.

Survived by his son, Michael (Marsha) Hansen; daughter, April (Howard) Roberts; step-son, Joseph (Sheri) Hansen; sister, Larene Fossat; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral mass, Wed. Aug. 17, 2005 at 10 a.m. in the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Helper. Vigil service, Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. in the church in Helper. Family will be at St. Anthony's Tuesday and Wednesday one hour prior to service. Committal service, Mt. View Cemetery, Helper, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

Gene G. Talbot

FERRON-Gene G. Talbot, age 84, passed away peacefully on Aug. 12, 2005 in Bountiful. He was born on April 18, 1921 in Yukon, Idaho to Alfred Newell and Katie Guymon Talbot. Gene married Virginia Kibbler on Nov. 2, 1945 in California and whatever they did, they did together.

He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, local # 354 for 58 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, was a member of the American Legion in Ferron and was also a member of the LDS Church. Gene loved the outdoors, camping, hunting and fishing. Most of all he was an avid ROCKHOUND as well as an accomplished silversmith. He enjoyed being a cartoonist, leaving his mark at every jobsite.

He is survived by one daughter, Kathryn "Kathie" Bird of Taylorsville and son-in-law Stephen Bird of La Verkin; two grandchildren and their spouses, Gena and Kory Brower and Greg and Laura Bird; and five great-grandchildren, Joel, Kyle, Ashlee, Jacee and Sheridan. Susan Christensen has been like a second daughter to Gene and Virginia. Preceded in death by his wife and one great-granddaughter, Sydnee.

Funeral services will be held Tues., Aug, 16 at 11 a.m. in the old Ferron LDS Chapel, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the Ferron Cemetery, under the direction of Fausett Mortuary. The family wishes to thank all those who helped in his care, especially Pat, Amber, Bert, Marylou and Lynette.

Mary Halamandaris Chavis

PRICE/SALT LAKE-Our loving mother, Yiayia and friend, Mary Halamandaris Chavis, age 79, passed away Aug. 12, 2005 of complications from Parkinson's while surrounded by her loving family. She was born Nov. 6, 1925 in Sunnyside to Felepas and Penelope Katsaros Halamandaris.

Her primary focus throughout her life was her family. She demonstrated her love through her devotion, generosity, strength of spirit, and attention to details. Her family and friends will remember her bubbly personality and her beautiful smile. She was a fervent Utah Jazz fan in her later years.

Mary is survived by two sons and two daughters, Tony (Laura) Chavis, California; Lewis (Jyl) Dickman, Salt Lake City; Denise (Kevin )Bruno, Salt Lake City; Pam Brady, Colorado; six grandchildren, Lance, Jason, Jeremy, Lindsey, Sadie, and Nathan; two great-grandsons, Jordan and Ashton. Mary is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and husband, Don Chavis.

Funeral service Wed. Aug. 17, 2005, 11 a.m. in the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Price. Family and friends will gather at Mitchell Funeral Home in Price from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to the church service. Interment, Price City Cemtery.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Sarah Daft Home, 737 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, Ut. 84102, where she received caring and loving services.

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