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John Georgedes

PRICE- John Angelo Georgedes, age 82, passed away Aug. 19, 2006 in Price.

He was born April 22, 1924 in Price the son of Angelo and Effie Domenko Georgedes.

John graduated from Carbon High in 1942, and joined the Army to fight in World War II. He was a member of the 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion, and on Dec. 28, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge, he was wounded and taken prisoner. Of the 200 captured men who went to Stalag 9B with him, only three survived to be liberated on Easter of 1945. After the war, he returned to work in his father's Price Steam Laundry, and then took over ownership of the laundry until his retirement. His love and passion was golf. John was a member of Carbon Lodge #16 F.& A.M., Carbon Country Club and Price Elk's Lodge #1550.

In 1998 he was diagnosed with cancer. The family would like to thank the VA Hospital in Salt Lake for their care of him, as well as Dr. Brian Tudor, Dr. Daniel Monahan, Sherry King and the ICU staff at Castleview Hospital who took care of him in his last battle. Thanks to those who visited him throughout his illness.

Survived by his two daughters, Dr. Kimberly Georgedes and Stephne (Boyd) Pilling; sisters, Mary Porter, Florence Johnston and Athena Vignetto; his granddaughter, Jennifer (Wes) Brereton; and great-grandson, Dahlen Brereton.

Preceded in death by parents and sister, Elaine.

Memorial service, Sat., Aug. 26, 2006, 10:30 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Saturday one half hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery.

Byron Paul Speirs "Carlson"

1956-2006

PRICE-Byron Paul Speirs, age 50, passed away peacefully at home in the early morning hours of Aug. 17, 2006. He was born June 11, 1956 to William Alan Speirs and Leah Fern Simpson in Salt Lake City. Byron's loving parents, Paul and Nolene Carlson in Price, raised him. He married Jeany Copfer who lovingly cared for him during his illness.

Byron graduated from Carbon High in 1974 followed by two years of service in the US Army while stationed in Germany. He was a valued employee of Price City for 28 years as a construction manager IV and he loved operating the backhoe.

Survived by his devoted wife, Jeany; daughter, Andee Speirs; stepchildren, Dawn Basso, Esqui (Gina) Torres, Thomas Cody Torres, and Misty; step-grandchildren, Sammy and Shawnee Olsen, Jasmine Jo Torres; siblings, Pauline (Bill) Crump, Salt Lake City, Glenda (Gene) Ciarus, Moab, Jerry (Patty) Carlson, Price, and Julie (Mike) Kennedy, Carbondale, Colo. Preceded in death by his father, Paul Carlson.

Funeral service was Mon. Aug. 21, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home. Family and friends were welcomed at Mitchell's Monday one hour prior to service. Military honors, Cliffview Cemetery.

Barbara Dixon

EAST CARBON- Barbara Kim Bell Dixon, age 45, passed away Aug. 15, 2006.

She was born Dec. 3, 1960 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Alvin and Carol Drawn Bell.

Married Cornealous John Dixon on Jan. 26, 1979 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Barbara was a kind a loving person and friend to all. She enjoyed caring for her family and camping.

Survived by husband, Cornealous Dixon; daughter, Karolynn Dixon; sons, John Dixon and Bryann Dixon; all of East Carbon; mother, Carol Allen; brothers, Calvin Bell; Gary Bell; Fred Allen; all of Salt Lake City.

Funeral services, Wed., Aug. 23, 2006, 2 p.m., First Baptist Church of Sunnyside. Family will be at the church one hour prior to service. Interment Valley View Cemetery, Sunnyside. Under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Carbon Credit Union or Sunnyside Credit Union in Memory of Barbara Dixon.

Don C. Van Sickle

Our wonderful husband, dad, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, Don C. Van Sickle, 77, passed away unexpectedly at home Fri., Aug. 18, 2006. He left us a legacy of hard work, integrity, service to others and love of family.

Don was born to Annie and Neal Van Sickle in Alamosa, Colo., on May 12, 1929. He was raised and educated in Alamosa, Colo. He married his sweetheart, Fern Crowther, on Nov. 16, 1947, in Alamosa, Colo., later, they were sealed for time and all eternity, Nov. 21, 1950, in the Mesa Arizona Temple. They were blessed with four children; Sharon (Monty) Foster of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Leon (Mary Lynn) Van Sickle, of Mapleton, Utah; Donna (Keith) Sorensen of Ferron, Utah; and Brent (Kelly) Van Sickle of Price, Utah. Don was proud of his 20 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

His earthly labors were in many kinds of occupational fields. He was a self-taught man. He spent over 30 years working for the government as a machinist and industrial specialist in Southern California; and then, back to Utah to work with his son in construction. In his retirement years, he enjoyed working on his boats, fishing, gardening, traveling, bird watching and was always working on many more than one project at a time. Everything he did, he did well and over the top.

He was a member the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has held many church callings. He loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and, by his younger brother, Harvey Van Sickle of Mapleton, Utah; many loving in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Don will be missed by those who had the privilege of knowing him.

Funeral services will be held on Tues., Aug. 22, 2006 at 2 p.m., at the LDS Chapel located at 1440 East 900 South, Springville. Viewings will be held on Monday evening, from 6-8 p.m., at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 East 200 South, Springville; and, one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery. Condolences may be sent at www.wheelermortuary.com.

George Greenwood

George Alma Greenwood Sr. returned to his first home July 22, 2006 at age 84. A resident of Hinkley since December 1966, he was born June 4, 1922 at Price, Utah to Alma and Mabel (Jensen) Greenwood.

The second of seven children, he was preceded in death by his parents, brother, two of five sisters and a son, George Jr.

He leaves behind Carrol, his wife of almost 58 years, sons Phillip (Katherine) of Oregon, David of Hinkley and daughter Ruth (Richard) Langley of Barstow, sisters Joyce (Alan) Nelson of Utah, Ella Santi of California and Lois (Horace) Thayn of California, 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Graveside service was Mon., Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. at Mt. View Memorial Park, 37067 Irwin Road, Barstow, Calif. After the service the family was at the Hinkley residence between 1-4 p.m.

Donations in his memory may be sent for the Craft Room Fund at the Barstow Veteran's Home, 100 Veteran's Parkway, Barstow, Calif. 92311, in care of Hortensia Miller, secretary.

Rose Richards

HELPER- Our loving wife, mother and grandmother, Rosa Caroline Bertoglio Richards, age 87, passed away Aug. 21, 2006 in Price.

She was born Nov. 13, 1918 in Castle Gate, Utah to Domonic and Caroline Tarochione Bertoglio.

Married Thomas Reid Richards on Nov. 30, 1940 in Helper, Utah.

Rose was a wonderful wife and mom, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy. She was known for her beautiful roses in her front yard and for being a great cook.

She will be dearly missed by her family and many longtime friends.

Survived by husband, Thomas Richards, Helper; son, Thomas Reid Richards Jr., Price; daughter, Barbara (Sam) Barnum, Spring Glen; son, Bob Richards, Helper; five grandchildren, Ken Pilling, Laura Blackburn, Thomas Richards, Carolyn Ray, Sundin Richards; and 13 wonderful great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her parents, infant daughter, Peggy Jean; and four brothers and two sisters.

Graveside service, Thurs., Aug. 24, 2006 at 11 a.m., Mt. View Cemetery. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 7-8 p.m.

Kidd W. Majors

NEWPORT, PA.-Kidd W. Majors, 49, of Centre Township, Newport, died Fri. Aug. 11, 2006 in the Hershey Medical Center. Kidd was the only son of Jackson Wm. Majors and Norma Christensen (Majors) Anderson, formerly of Huntington.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Butler Majors, and four sisters. A memorial service will be held on Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. at his home.

Contributions requested to David Myers Funeral Home, Newport, to assist with the funeral expenses, www.pennlive.com/obits.


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