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Corinne Linda Jones

CASTLE DALE- Corinne Linda Jones, age 65, passed away Sept. 3, 2005 in Castle Dale, Utah. Corinne was born on Sept. 28, 1939 in Fresno, Calif. The daughter of Farrell and Juanita Nance. She married Jack W. Jones on Dec. 4, 1981.

Corinne enjoyed gardening, traveling, hunting trips with family and the many years she spent farming with her sweetheart.

Corinne is survived by Jack her husband of 23 years; her father, Farrell (June) Nance, Stilwell, Okla.; children: Ron Firm of Grand Junction, Colo. and Kendra (Jared) Stagg of Denver, Colo. Step-children; Ronda (Kelly) LeRoy, Castle Dale; Cheyenne (Travis) Turner, Price; 17 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren; brother Kent (Sharon) Nance, Stilwell, Okla.; sister, Janice (Don) Price, Stilwell, Okla..; also Aunt Billie and Aunt Eleanor, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother, Juanita Nance; a son, Farrell Firm and a step-son, Dale W. Jones.

Funeral services were held on Thurs., Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. at the Castle Dale Stake Center, 33 East Main, Castle Dale. Interment, Castle Dale City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

The family wishes to express our deep appreciation for the thoughtful care of Rocky Mountain Hospice, family and friends, who made it possible for Corinne to die peacefully at home surrounded by those whom she loved.

H.T. Pitts

PRICE-Howard Thomas Pitts, 86, passed away peacefully at his home in Price on Sunday morning, Sept. 18, 2005. He was born in Myton, on Sept. 27, 1918 to Thomas Vivian and Ruth Edwards Pitts. Graduated from Carbon High School.

He then moved San Francisco, Calif., where he worked as an apprentice in the plumbing business. He returned to Price where he began his own trucking business. Married Elaine Smith, Dec. 3, 1939. They had one daughter (Myrna). Elaine died Nov. 24, 1940.

Served in the Pacific Islands as a SeaBee in the Navy during World War II. He married Edna Pilling on March 4, 1946; she died March 14, 1997, after 50 years of marriage.

Later his brother, Kenneth, joined him in forming a construction business. During this time, along with Lieb Miller, they built the two large water tanks still in use in Price. They built bridges in Utah and Idaho and completed many other construction projects. He also hauled coal for many businesses in the county. In 1953, he and Kenneth also began another business, Pitts Brother's Wrecking and Auto. He operated this business, even after his brother's death, until he was 75 and then retired.

He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed hunting, photography, and gardening. He won the monthly best-kept yard in Price award two times, once in 2004 and just this past month, 2005. He was a hard worker, successful businessman, loving husband, father, grandfather, and a well loved neighbor and friend. He will be missed by his family and his many friends.

Survived by four daughters, Myrna (Leonard) Trauntvein, Nephi; Charlotte (Wallace) Kilfoyle, Boise, Idaho; Laurel (Thomas) Marinos, Cydney (Michael) Anderson, both of Price; two brothers and one sister, Morgan (June) Pitts, Travor City, Wis.; Robert (Maxine) Pitts, Price; and Patricia Lubbe, Las Vegas, Nev.; 14 grandchildren, Shawn (Kimberly) Trauntvein, Layton; Melanie (Howard) Bolton, Milford, Mass.; Todd (Amy) Trauntvein, Johnstown, Ohio; Eric (Amy) Trauntvein, Payson; AnnMarie (Brandon) Howard, Provo; Julie (James) Jones, Nephi; Kirsten (Jared) Waite, Colorado Springs, Colo.; David (Arbree) Trauntvein, St. George; Brenda (Nathaniel) Golden, Boise, Idaho; Bridget Campbell, Boise, Idaho; Ursula (Cris) Pereira, West Jordan; Gust T. Marinos, Price; David M. Anderson, Las Vegas, Nev.; Terri Pierce, Price; 29 loving great-grandchildren and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Kenneth Pitts; two sisters, Vera Pearl Pitts and Bernice Narrisso.

Funeral service will be held Thurs. Sept. 22, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main Street, Price. Family will be at Mitchell's Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday one hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery.

Jerome Walter Smith

PRICE-Jerome "Jerry" Walter Smith, age 66, passed away Sept. 15, 2005 at Castleview Hospital in Price. Born Nov. 9, 1938 in Rockford, Ill. to Walter John and Margaret Epperhart Smith. Married M. Kathleen Smith and later divorced.

Jerry loved to watch football and golf on television. He loved to spend time with his friends at the Arrow Club. He loved and missed California. Jerry had a great love for his family and friends and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Survived by his mother, Margaret Smith, Rockford, Ill.; spouse, M. Kathleen Smith, Price; sister, Margaret M. Sadler, Rockford, Ill.; brother, David Smith, Barstow, Calif. Preceded in death by his father Walter John Smith.

Memorial service will be held Sat. Sept. 24, 2005 at noon at the Arrow Club, located at 80 South Carbon Avenue, Price.


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