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Ada Marx Oakden

PRICE-Ada Marx Oakden, age 91, returned to her Father in Heaven on Feb. 20, 2006 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born Feb. 26, 1914 in Moroni to Alvin LeRoy and Wayne Cloward Marx. She married Fred Love Oakden on Oct. 28, 1939 in Sacramento, Calif., later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

Everything in life that brought her joy centered around her family. As an active member of the LDS Church, she served in various callings throughout the years including temple missions in Manti and Provo.

Ada is survived by her children and their spouses: Fred L. and Margaret Oakden of Louisville, Ken., and Carol Lynn and Marvin D. Miller of Price; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also survived by sisters Maxine Reinhart, Pauline Shorts, and brothers Jay and Floyd Marx. Preceded in death by her husband Fred L. Oakden; brothers Blain, Kenneth, Clyde, Earl and Verdell Marx; and sisters Eloise World and Lucille Marx.

Funeral services were held Fri. Feb. 24, 2006 at 10 a.m. in the Price Fifth Ward LDS Chapel (545 East 400 North). Friends called on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price and one hour prior to services at the church. Interment was in the Price City Cemetery.

Shirley Lue Fausett

PRICE-Shirley Lue Starich Fausett, age 70, returned to her Father in Heaven on Feb. 23, 2006 in Price. She was born Jan. 27, 1936 in Raines, Utah, to Dan and Louise Erickson Starich. She married Joseph Bud Fausett Nov. 5, 1954 in the Manti LDS Temple.

She loved jewelry, woodworking and she was very skilled at crocheting. Each of the family has something she lovingly crocheted with her heart and hands.

Her favorite hobby, however, was her grandchildren. When she was with them she and they seemed complete. Nothing interested her more than to know what they were doing and she shared it with everyone.

As an active member of the LDS Church she served in numerous callings.

Shirley is survived by her husband Bud of Price and children and their spouses: Danny Joe and Connie Fausett of Woodland Hills, Utah; Cindy Lue and Jan Goodrich of Orem; Debby Sue and Robert Farrer of La Palma, Calif.; and Robin and Peter Jerich of Vacaville, Calif.; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Also survived by sister Claudia (Jim) Cox of Lehi. Preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were held Mon. Feb. 27, 2006 at 11 a.m. in the Price Stake Center. Friends called Sunday evening at Fausett Mortuary and one hour prior to services at the church. Interment was at the Price City Cemetery.

Artemesia (Symeonides) Simons

8/2/1908-2/23/2006

PRICE- The passing of an Era; Simple Elegance- A Grand Dame. Artemesia (Symeonides) Simons, was born near Sohourn, Georgia (Russia) on Aug. 2, 1908. Scarred by the ravages of war in 1922, she became a refugee with the rest of her family and moved to Greece. She was married in Greece to Symeon Symeonides.

Her legacy of indomitable faith in God, and taking care of her family shall live forever with all those who were fortunate to have known her. She left an indelible impression to all with whom she came into contact. Alone, widowed by a Carbon County mine explosion, pregnant with a fourth child, in a strange land, battling extreme hardships, ignorance, and prejudice, she worked very hard to raise a family within her most precious Greek Orthodox faith. Her awesome inner strength provided her with the courage to deal with all the blows that life has dealt her; she was challenged beyond endurance and she endured. Her constant companion was her beloved special son Fotios with whom she spent most of her life. In our mind they became the dynamic duo that protected each other from birth to death. May her Pontian spirit; her Greek ethic; her Orthodox faith; and forthrightness be a great beacon to her progeny and to all those whose life she has touched during her 97 plus years. Everyone that came into contact with her profited from her will to live, her will to protect her children, and her uncompromising demand for integrity in her relationship with others. We shall treasure every moment we spent with her.

Her spirit and her advice shall always be with us. She will eternally live in our hearts and minds. We shall always be inspired by her life accomplishments; we shall reassure the values we were lucky and privileged to receive from her. We remember with fondness her passion for gardening and her award winning yard. As we go through our journey of life we shall always be guided by her faith, unquestioned honor, and single minded integrity; we shall always remember the sparkle in her eye.

She entered eternity in her sleep on Tsiknopempti, Feb. 23, 2006. She is now resting in God's bosom. Preceded in death by her parents, husband, sons John and Fotios. Survived by children; Despoina (Norris) Struck, George Simons, Sophia (Nick) Colessides; grandchildren, John (Michelle) Struck, Dimitri Struck; Mark (Lynne) Simons, Leslie (Don) Faught, Amy (Don) Jennings; great grandchildren, Alexis, Yianni, and Zoe Struck; Katrina and Elissa Simons; Connor Crozier; Alexandra Ward, Grace Jennings; numerous nieces and nephews in Greece. Special friends Tina Katis and Jon Anast. The family appreciates the services of the Brighton Gardens in Salt Lake and Colorado Springs, and the hospice service, who assisted Yiayia in her final days.

Funeral service was held Mon., Feb. 27, 2006, 6-7:30 p.m. Trisagion Service at 7 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral home in Price. Interment, Price City Cemetery.

Contributions suggested to be made to the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 688, Price, Utah 84501.

May the weight of the earth that covers you be as light as the Aegean winds.

Marge Sower

CARBONVILLE - Marjorie T. Otter Sower, age 85, passed away Feb. 20, 2006 at her home.

She was born Jan. 22, 1921 in Toledo, Ohio, to James Leon Robinson and Helen Irene Myers. She was adopted by Gus Otter in 1932. Married Lt. Col. Donald L. Sower in 1941; he passed away on Nov. 27, 1984.

Marge graduated from Ashland High School in 1938 and from Ashland College in 1942 with a BA in liberal arts.

Marge attended nursing school in Mount Sinai Hospital while Donald was overseas during World War II. Prior to completing nursing school, she joined Donald in Stuttgart, Germany, where he was stationed with the U.S. Army.

Marjorie and Donald lived in Japan, Germany and multiple locations in the U.S. during Donald's military career. She was the consummate military wife, raising five children with grace during many moves.

Following Donald's retirement in 1961, the family moved to White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, and then finally settling in Price in 1963. Marge and Don moved the family to a seven acre farm in Carbonville providing a wonderful home to raise their family.

Marge obtained a teaching certificate at BYU in 1970. She taught several years in Wellington, and then began a long career at Price City Library. Marge retired from the library in 1990. She received numerous awards for her work including outstanding service towards literacy and Woman of Achievement for Outstanding Community Contribution.

Marge contributed to the community through years of volunteer service with the Girl Scouts, and was a long standing member of Ascension Lutheran Church.

Survived by three daughters, Stacia Sower, Newmarket, N.H.; Kathleen (Jack) Royer, Overland Park, Kan.; Susan (Dan) Christensen, Portland, Ore.; two grandchildren, Brittany (Brad) Sower-Green, Seattle, Wash.; Christopher (Amber) Sower, Holladay; great-grandsons, Josh and Ty; daughter-in-law, Mary Sower, Milford; four sisters and one brother, Elaine Murray; Rachel (Bill) Stephens; Jane (Don) Bush; Caroline (Duane) Coykendall; and Bill (Linda) Otter. Marge was preceded in death by parents; sons, Pfc. Donald M. Sower and Larry P. Sower.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Marge's loyal and dedicated friend and caregiver Natasha Jewkes.

Memorial service was held Fri. Feb. 24, 11 a.m., Ascension St. Matthew's Church, 522 Homestead Blvd. in Price with Rev. Courtney Shucker officiating. Family was at the church Friday one half hour prior to services. Interment, Price City Cemetery with a luncheon provided by the church community followed the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Ascension St. Matthews Church, Ashland University or the Carbon County Senior Center.

Clarence Wall

CLEVELAND-Clarence Overland Wall, age 90, passed away Feb. 25, 2006 in Price. Clarence was born on Jan. 15, 1916, the fourth of six children born to Wilford Woodruff Wall and Fanny Elizabeth Krebs in Ioka,Utah. He attended Roosevelt High School and left home at the age of 16 to make his way in life. He settled in Carbon County following his service in the CCCs. In 1935, Clarence met Vida Lurena Timothy. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Manti LDS Temple in 1966. They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

Clarence worked as a coal miner for more than 47 years. His first mining job was in Spring Canyon. During his 12 years there, he mined during the winter and during the spring and summer months he took his family with him and joined his brothers and uncles shearing sheep in California, Nevada, Idaho and Montana. He worked in Hiawatha from 1946 until his retirement in 1984. He and Vida have lived in Cleveland since 1977.

Clarence loved to fish the Madison River in Montana, Fish Lake in Utah and Black Foot Reservoir in Idaho. The hunting trips to the Duncan Mountains hold fond memories for his family. He was a high priest in the LDS Church and served in many callings including serving in the bishopric in Cleveland.

He is survived by his wife Vida and their children, Lois (Keven) Jensen, James (Joan) Wall, Lynn (Carol) Wall, David (Arbra) Wall, and Wilma (Andy) Barnett. His posterity includes 29 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

A viewing was held Mon. Feb. 27, 2006 at Fausett Mortuary in Price. Funeral services will be held Tues. Feb. 28, 2006 at 1 p.m. in the Cleveland LDS Ward house where family and friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment in the Cleveland City Cemetery.

Kenneth Olsen

PRICE/PAYSON - Kenneth A. "Bimbo" Olsen, age 47, passed away Feb. 21, 2006 at his home.

He was born Jan. 20, 1959 in Price to Leland and Rose Black Olsen. Married Karen Procarione June 11, 1982 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple; she passed away on Feb. 1, 1990.

"Bimbo" was a longtime resident of Carbon County and a graduate of Carbon High School Class of 1977. He was an employee of UP&L for 25 years. He enjoyed fishing, boating, spending time outdoors, especially in his favorite spot, Flaming Gorge. He spent many hours with his buddies, Keetch and Deeogee.

"Grandpa Ken" was a loving father, grandfather and his granddaughters, Taycie and McKenzie, meant the world to him. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Survived by daughter, Krista Shepherd, Price; granddaughters, Taycie and McKenzie; three sisters, Merle (Dale) Swanson, Price; Lorraine Olsen, Laura Olsen, both of Cedar City; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Rudy (Alma Rae) Procarione, Price; and many loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Karen; and brother, Charles "Chuck" Olsen.

Graveside service was held Sat., Feb. 25, 11 a.m., Price City Cemetery. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home in Price Saturday one hour prior to service.


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