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Cora Lee

PRICE - Cora Finch Lee, age 73, passed away Feb. 27, 2006 in Price.

She was born July 7, 1932 in Colton to Charles Harold and Etta Elizabeth Elmer Finch. Married Blake Clifford Lee June 25, 1955 in Colton.

Cora's greatest love was caring for her family and taking her grandchildren to all their activities. She loved working in her garden and crocheting doilies for everyone until her arthritis wouldn't allow it anymore.

Survived by husband, Blake C. Lee; one daughter and two sons, Peggy (Brad) Jarvis, Scott (Neesha) Lee, all of Price; Larry (Julie) Lee, Ogden; sister, Charlotte (Mickey) Stubbings, Helper; brother, Dennis (Gloria) Finch, Colton; 10 loving grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and a community of friends. Preceded in death by parents; and brother, David Finch.

Funeral service was held Sat., March 4, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family was at Mitchell's Friday evening from 6-7 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to service. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery.

Velma Anderson

PRICE- Velma (McKee) Anderson, 93, passed away on March 3, 2006 at her home in Carbonville. She was born Oct. 24, 1912 in Huntington, the daughter of James and Eliza (Sherman) McKee. She married Neldon Fredrick Anderson on Jan. 3, 1929 in Price, which was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.

Velma was an industrious woman with an entrepreneurial spirit. During the building of the bridge in Huntington, she ran a boarding house for the road maintenance crews. She ran several businesses, which included a service station and the "El Camino" tavern and diner. At one time she even raised mink. She had a passion for gardening and raised enough vegetables and fruit from the orchard to feed her children and all of the neighbors. She was fond of reading health literature, and was a wonderful poetess. Most of all she loved her family.

Velma is survived by her children, Jerry (Jewel) Anderson of Arkansas, Ramona Zmerzlikar of Helper, Hal (Velora) Anderson of Price, Marlene (Richard) Peterson of New Mexico, and Sandra (Bill) Nichols of Carbonville; 22 grandchildren, 70 great- grandchildren, and 32 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister Hazel McMullin of Cleveland. Preceded in death by her husband Neldon; a son, Harry Anderson; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; parents; and three sisters and four brothers.

Services will be held Wed., March 8 at 11 a.m. in the Carbonville LDS chapel. Friends are invited to call Tuesday evening at the Fausett Mortuary in Price from 7-8 p.m., and an hour prior to services at the chapel. Interment in the Castle Dale City Cemetery.

George Floyd Baker

George Floyd Baker, 59, passed away March 1, 2006 at the Castle Country Care center in Price. He was born June 27, 1946 in Richfield, the son of Floyd and Bess (Nielsen) Baker. He married Judi Smith on Sept. 28, 1965 in Price. A miner by trade, George was an active member of local UMWA #1776. He served as the local union president for many years, where he loved helping coal mine employees. After receiving a medical retirement in 2002, he became active in Chick's pool league, where he enjoyed the fellowship of his team and league mates. George was active in the Sub-for-Santa program, where he participated through Chick's bar for six years. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hiking, hunting, and arrowhead appreciation. He loved pool, Emery football, basketball and baseball. He also enjoyed pest control at the Larsen farm. But most of all, he loved his family and the time spent with his grandchildren, as well as the family parties. He was a member of the LDS church.

George is survived by his wife, Judi of Orangeville; children, Ryan (Layna) Baker and Tiffani Baker, both of Orangeville, Matthew Baker of Salt Lake City, and Kelly (Tatum) of Hurricane; and his grandchildren, Coleton and Sarah of Orangeville. Also survived by his mother, Bess; brothers, Paul (Margaret) Baker of Salt Lake City, Jim (Michele) Baker of Price, Don Baker of Price, and Robert Baker of Las Vegas; and a sister, Janene Openshaw of Farmington. Preceded in death by his father, Floyd; grandparents, George and Pearl Nielsen and Lester and Maggie Baker; and a nephew, David Baker.

Services were held Mon., March 6, at 1 p.m. in the Orangeville Third Ward Chapel in Castle Dale. Interment in the Orangeville City Cemetery.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the Castle Country Care Center for the patience and tender care which they gave to George, and to all of the family and friends who extended their love and support in their love and support in his hour of need.

Marshall Lloyd Biddinger

Our gentle and gracious father has escaped this world's hardships, leaving us heartbroken but remembering the earth as he saw it, with endless desert paths to climb, rocks to turn over, tomato seedlings to mother and trout to hook.

Marshall Lloyd Biddinger, age 82, died March 1, 2006 in Price. He was born April 6, 1923, in the small Mormon settlement of Manassa Colo., the eldest son of Marshall and Lydia Mae Lloyd Biddinger.

But how does one condense a full life that stretched through a world war, six children and church and community good works--all fueled by a remarkable curiosity? We will remember dad cheering at our baseball games, making egg nog breakfasts, standing hip-deep in fishing streams. We'll remember his piles of interesting rocks, his excursions to the dump, his Zane Gray novels and his scroll-saw masterpieces.

And we remember him at each important event in our lives, proud and wise, reminding us of our foundations.

Lloyd is survived by his wife Jeane of Price. He met her in the rush and sweep of World War II when both were students at Brigham Young University, and married her June 17, 1945 in Denver, Colo. The marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple, where they returned later as temple workers.

His children all remain in Utah; Richard and Nancy Biddinger of Highland; Sue Lancaster of Cleveland; Jerri and Miles Brown of Brigham City; David and Debbie Biddinger of West Valley City; Janelle and Rod Hyatt, and Bonnie and Louie Frucci, all of Eden. He leaves numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren, and we know he has been welcomed home by his parents , brother Russell, sister Mary Ann and son-in-law Sid Lancaster.

Lloyd served in the Army Air Corps in WWII, training as a pilot. He moved to Price at war's end, where he worked as an auto parts manager and volunteered as a firefighter. His heart belonged, however, at the family cabin near Ferron Reservoir, where the countless hours he spent were likely among his most gratifying. That is, except for those exploring the deserts of the San Rafael.

Funeral services were held Mon., March 6 at 12 noon in the Price fifth ward chapel, 545 East 400 North. Friends called Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary, 680 East 100 South, in Price, and one hour prior to services at the church.

Dad, we are proud to be your children, and we will miss your mild and tender spirit.

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