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Larry Larsen

FAIRVIEW-Larry Seldon Larsen, 72, passed away peacefully on Dec. 15, 2005. He was born Aug. 10, 1933 in Wellington to Austin Alonzo and Millie May Jessen Larsen. He married Marion Larsen on Nov. 26, 1952 in the Manti LDS Temple.

Larry was a craftsman in the building trade. He enjoyed all sports and was an avid hunter. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

Survived by his wife Marion of Fairview; children, Larry Lynn (Jeanene) Larsen, Salt Lake City; Michael A. Larsen, Sandy; Carol Jean (Wade) Withers, Riverton; Gary Dean (Shawna) Larsen, Gilbert, Ariz.; Annette Larsen, Las Vegas, Nev.; siblings, Etta Henrie, Price; Rhea Timothy, Wellington; Thomas B. (Helen) Larsen, Wellington; Wanda Downard, Price; Delon (Holly) Larsen, Riverton; Wade (Linda) Larsen, Sandy; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; son David Wilson Larsen; brothers, Leo Larsen, Archie Larsen, Claude Larsen and Neal Larsen.

Funeral services were held Dec. 20, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the Fairview Second Ward Chapel. Friends called the previous evening and one hour prior to services. Interment in the Wellington City Cemetery.

Arthur Williams

PRICE-Arthur Milburn Williams, 80, died Dec. 22, 2005. He was born March 15, 1925 in Lynn, Mass., the son of Arthur Milburn and Marion Virginia Bower Williams. He married Betty Lou Waterman Jan. 23, 1945 in Vallejo, Calif. This marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Betty preceded him in death in 1993.

Arthur was an active member of the LDS church and once served as ward clerk for more than 25 years. He retired from the Lynn Fire Department after 31 and one half years of service. He was the supervisor of drafting for Hendrix Electronics Company and retired from New England Metal Spinning Company as a quality control manager. In 1983, they moved to Price and hand built their own home. In January 1987, he was elected to the position of secretary/treasurer of the South Price Water Company, a job he kept until it was taken over by PRWID. In January 1996, he was elected to the position of secretary/treasurer of the Pro-Carbon Development Company, a job he kept for many years. He served in the active Naval Reserves in WWII and the Korean Conflict, a total of eight years.

He is survived by one son, James and Lolette Williams of Gilbert, Ariz., three daughter, Janice A. and William Ingram III of Houston, Texas, Nancy L. and William Poirier of Windham, N.H., and Sharon E. Williams of Midvale; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wed. Dec. 28, 2005 at the Price Third Ward LDS Chapel, 303 West 500 South at 11 a.m. Friends may call at the Fausett Mortuary in Price on Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. and also one hour prior to the services at the church. Burial in the Price City Cemetery.

Dixie Seely

FERRON-Dixie Cottrell Seely, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, returned to her loving Heavenly Father on Dec. 24, 2005, in the Emery County Care and Rehabilitation Center in Ferron. Dixie was born Sept. 13, 1931 in Springville to Edward and Helen (Seager) Cottrell. She graduated from Provo High School, attended BYU for three years and then transferred to Florida Tech University, where she received her teaching degree. Dixie married Norman Richard Seely on Aug. 29, 1953, which was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. They enjoyed 52 years of marriage together.

Dixie had a strong testimony of Christ and the Gospel and had served diligently as relief society president and many other callings in the church. Dixie had a full life: She enjoyed teaching, gardening and artistry; she traveled extensively; and she loved her children and family dearly.

Dixie is survived by her husband Richard; children, Sheree Goldfarb of Clermont, Fla; Lorraine Martin of Olathe, Colo. and Dave Seely of Orangeville; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sisters, Katy Witke and Gay Cottrell, both of Washington; a brother, Jake Milton of Wyoming; and her stepfather, Lorin Milton of Wyoming.

Services will be held in the Green River LDS Chapel on Thur, Dec. 29 at 10 a.m. Friends are invited to call 30 minutes prior to services. Interment will be in the Price City Cemetery. The family wishes to express great gratitude to the staff of the Emery Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Richard Sejkora

Richard John Sejkora, 58, passed away on Dec. 21, 2005. He was born Nov. 14, 1947 in Lewellen, Neb, the son of Jerry and Martha (Andel) Sejkora. Richard loved to hunt and fish. He enjoyed his kids and friends. He will be truly missed.

Richard is survived by his children, Roxann, 35, Tommy 25, Richard Jr. 22, and Tina, 20. Also survived by his first wife, Theresa, and his second wife, Mary; his mother, Martha, and four brothers and a sister.

In lieu of services, friends are invited to a wake on Tues, Dec. 27 from 4-8 p.m. at Mary's home, 45 North Main in Orangeville.

Bill Brown

KENILWORTH-Wilfred Russell Brown, age 91, passed away Dec. 25, 2005 at the Heirloom Inn in Price. He was born on Jan. 11, 1914 in Billings, Mont. to Wilbur and Bertha Brown. He married Arline Houton, Sept. 5, 1936 in Red Lodge, Mont; their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.

Bill was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served as Bishop in the Kenilworth Ward, and Branch Clerk in Scofield from 1978-2003. Brother and Sister Brown enjoyed many friendships over the years and they were especially blessed with their wonderful family in Scofield for nearly 30 years while they served as Branch Clerk and Organist.

Bill was a resident of Kenilworth since 1938, where he was known as "Kenilworth's Handyman." He worked in various coal mines in the area where he was a retired member of the U.M.W.A. U.S. Fuel/Hiawatha Local #6363, retiring at the age of 75. Bill received an award from the United Mine Workers of America and the State of Utah for 53 years of no lost time accidents in the mining industry. He will be dearly missed by his family and many longtime friends.

Survived by his loving wife, Arline Brown, Price; three sons and their spouses, Ray (Patricia) Brown, Magna; Kenneth (Carol)Brown, South Jordan; Terry (Evelyn) Brown, Price; brother, William (Maxine) Brown, California; sister, Marie Guinder, Washington; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Margaret Jane Henrie; grandson, Terry LaVar Brown; brother, Warren Brown; and sister, Ruby Hayes.

Funeral service, Thur. Dec. 29, 2005, at noon at the Helper LDS Stake Center. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home in Price on Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and at the Stake Center on Thursday one hour prior to service. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery, Price.

Robert "Bob" Wood

PRICE-Robert E. Wood, age 76, passed away on Dec. 24, 2005 in Provo. He was born on Jan. 5, 1929 in Vandalia, Ill. to James F. and Verna G. Roe Wood. He married Bonnie May Rich on Dec. 28, 1947 in Wellington, their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple.

Bob spent most his his life in Carbon County. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. He was a jack of all trades and will be dearly missed by his family and a communtity of friends.

Survived by his wife, Bonnie Wood, Price; daughter, Charlene (Brent) Hanson, Wellington; son, Gene (Terry) Wood, Price; daughter, Gaylene (Dave) Preston, Golden, Colo; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his parents, brother, James Lee; two grandsons, Dustin Granquist and James Robert Wood.

Funeral service, Fri. Dec. 30, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the Wellington Fourth LDS Ward Chapel. Family will be at the church Friday one hour prior to service. Friends are welcome at Mitchell Funeral Home daily. Interment, Wellington City Cemetery.


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