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Merle Christensen Bishop Bryner

HELPER- Our loving mother Merle Bryner passed away peacefully on Sept. 13, 2006, at Castleview Hospital surrounded by her family, at the age of 82.

Mom was born on March 15, 1924, in Castle Dale, Utah, to Royal and Lizzie Christensen. She was one of four children. She attended school in the Carbon County School District and when World War II escalated, she served her country in the Women's Army Corps. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mom married George Bryner on Sept. 23, 1957, and moved her four daughters to the farm in Helper. Living on the farm, Merle was the original multi-tasker. She was not happy unless she had the washer and dryer going, bread in the oven, soup on the stove and the vacuum buzzing. As the daughters left home, mom and dad spent months traveling in their motor home. Although she loved traveling, she was most at peace in her home. Her family came first regardless of personal sacrifices, which were many.

Mom was preceded in death by her parents, Royal and Elizabeth Christensen, her infant son and loving husband George. She is survived by daughters Linda Olsen of Murray, Gwen (Ken) Callahan of Price, Carol (Lyle) Jones of Price and Karen (Floyd) Swasey of Spring City. Grandma leaves nine grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren who all call her grandma great. She is also survived by sisters Betty (Verl) Huff of Helper, Joy (Angelo) Bera of Helper and brother Roland (Roma) Christensen of Orem.

Funeral services were held Mon., Sept. 18, 2006, at 11 a.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price. A viewing was held one hour prior to services. Burial in the Price City Cemetery.

We would like to express our deepest love and appreciation to our sister Carol for the years of loving care of our Mom and Dad. Thanks also is given to Dr. Sterling Potter and all of her caregivers at Parkdale and Heirloom Inn.

Margaret Besso

PRICE-Margaret Frances Besso, age 84, passed away Sept. 17, 2006, while in the comfort of her niece's home in Wellington. She was born Dec. 4, 1921 in Latuda, Utah to Robert and Frannie Farish Baird. She married John James Besso, Jan. 19, 1945 in Latuda; he died Jan. 11. 1990.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Margaret enjoyed the outdoors, caring for her cats, and working in her garden. "Marge" loved caring for her roses, peonies, and she made sure that there were no weeds in her yard.

She loved playing baseball in the coal camps, and everyone knew that the "Braves" were her favorite team. Margaret was loved by all that knew her and she will be dearly missed by all her loving family, friends, and dear neighbors.

Survived by her sisters-in-law, Darlene Baird, Miller Creek, Betty (Louis) Pappas, Price; special niece, Frances (Dave) Rich, Wellington; and many other wonderful nieces and nephews who will dearly miss her. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Dave, Robert, William and James; and sisters, Janet and Elizabeth.

Funeral service will be held Fri. Sept. 22, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the Price Third LDS Ward chapel, located at 303 West 500 South. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Thursday evening from 7-8 p.m. and at the church Friday one hour prior to services. Interment in the Price City Cemetery.

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