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Jay Garrett

COLUMBIA-James C. Garrett, age 89, passed away March 6, 2007 at his home.

He was born Nov. 3, 1917 in Spur, Texas, one of nine children of Homer Harmon and Maggie McDaniel Garrett.

Married Helen Lucille Cunningham in Moab, Utah on Sept. 21, 1940; she died Sept. 12, 1973. Married Mattie Ezell Hicks Dec. 16, 1973 in Lake Tahoe, Nev.

Jay was a member of the Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Jay and Mattie lived in California for 45 years, where he built their home in Grass Valley, after he retired from the Teamsters. In September of 2006, Jay and Mattie moved to Columbia to be closer to family and for health reasons. Jay will be deeply missed by his family. He was loved by all who knew him.

Survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Mattie Garrett, Columbia; children, Steve (Carla) Garrett, Coquille,Ore.; Patricia Garrett, Lakeside, Ore.; Terry Garrett, Bremerton, Wash.; Mattie's children, Donald (June) Hicks, Huntington; Timothy (Michael Ann) Hicks, Auburn, Calif.; Kenneth (Sheila) Hicks, Shoshone, Idaho; Colleen (Ron) Neep, Columbia; brother, Pete (Gladys) Garrett, Shoshone, Idaho; sisters, Billie Brady, Margarite Dollarhide, both of Jerome, Idaho; numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his parents, three sons Mike, Ron and Tim Garrett.

Graveside service Mon., March 12, 2007, 10 a.m., Valley View Cemetery, Sunnyside. Family was at Mitchell Funeral Home Sunday evening 5-7 p.m.

Carl Freeman

REDMOND- Carl Richard Freeman, age 76, died Feb. 27, 2007 at his home in Redmond.

He was born Jan. 18, 1931 in Rapid City, S.D., a son of Abner William Phillip and Julia Amanda Powers Freeman. He married Ella June Hatch, June 17, 1976 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Carl retired after 25 years of Navy and Air Force service. He worked at the Wilberg Coal Mine for more than 10 years as a long wall operator, electrician and fire boss.

Carl was an active member of the LDS Church. He enjoyed reading, fly fishing and he loved the mountains and horses.

He is survived by his wife of Redmond; four sons and four daughters, Debbie and Wendall Lund, Carry and AnnaMaria Freeman, Brent and Lisa Hatch, Cheryl and Mike Burns, David Matson, Dale and Marilyn Matson, Charlene Matson and Lorie and Dusty Huntington; 26 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; four brothers and three sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, one brother and one sister.

Funeral services were held Sat., March 3, at 12 noon in the Redmond First LDS Ward Chapel, friends called for viewing March 3 from 10:30-11:30 prior to the services. Burial was held at the Redmond Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield, Salina and Gunnison.

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Robert E. Anderson

EMERY- Robert Edward Anderson born Aug. 16, 1919 in Emery, Utah passed away March 12 at the Emery County Nursing Home from Alzheimer's disease. He married Erma Olene Mortensen March 22, 1940 in the Manti Temple.

Robert served in the World War II as a gunner in the navy. He was a true cowboy and cow man who spent his entire life ranching. He also drove the school bus for several years as well as working at the Browning Coal mine. He was known for breeding and training good horses including cutting horses which he was very successful. He was still riding and roping at the age 85.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Erma Olene, his two sons and daughter-in-laws Randy (Shelia) Emery, Kerry (Janet) West Valley, brother Dwaine (Luella) Emery, sister Bessie Christman, Price, eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur M. Anderson, Virtue Anderson, son Eddie and brothers and sisters, Elmo, Melburn, Lyle, Bertha, and Bonnie.

Funeral services will be held Thurs., March 15, 2007 at 12 noon at the Emery LDS Chapel. Viewing will be held Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary, 710 North Center, Castle Dale, and Thursday 10-11:45 a.m. prior to the services at the Chapel. Interment will be in the Emery City Cemetery, under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

"Ride on Dad, we will catch up later."

Ferris Eldon Holmes

CLEVELAND- Ferris Eldon Holmes died March 6, 2007 in Provo, Utah. He was born April 27, 1932 to David William Holmes and Genevieve Otterson Holmes in Lehi, Utah.

Member of Operating Engineers Local 3 for 40 plus years.

Survived by sons Eldon (Vicky) Holmes of Huntington, and James (Julie) Holmes of Riverton; daughter Angie (Barry) Cowley of Carbonville; son-in-law Doyle Nielson of Pleasant Grove, 20 grandchildren; brothers Dick (Margaret) of Washington, and Bud (Lana) of Huntington; sisters Sis (Dale) Campbell of Colorado and Jeanine (Calvin) Cook of Cedar Fort; sisters-in-law Dottie Holmes and Mary Holmes.

Preceded in death by parents, daughter Caroline Nielson, brothers Dan, Gary, and Rex, sister-in-law Kay.

Funeral services were held Sat. March 10, 2007 at 1 p.m. at the Cleveland L.D.S. church. A viewing was held Fri. March 9, 2007 from 6-8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale and also one hour prior to service. Burial took place at the Cleveland City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

David "Melvin" Mills

GUNNISON/ELMO- David Melvin Mills, 95, passed away in Elmo, Utah March 10, 2007. He was born on Jan. 26, 1912 in Victor, Utah to David James and Bertha Pearl Wells Mills. He married Orthella Marshell, Nov. 4, 1933 in Huntington, Utah. They later divorced in 1955. He then married Lorna Sudweeks Mills, Jan. 19, 1963 in the Manti LDS Temple for time. She preceded him in death on April 16, 1998.

He lived most of his life in Victor, Huntington and Gunnison, Utah. He is a member of the LDS Church and served in several callings throughout the years. He worked many years in the coal mines at Wattis and Hiawatha, Utah and retired from there. He also worked for the US Forest Service and has been a hard working farmer all of his life. He loved working the ground and working with animals. He also loved being with and doing things with his family.

He is survived by his six children, Ordis Tong, Sacramento, Calif.; Delbert (Susan) Mills, Grass Valley, Calif.; Roy (Darlene) Mills, Sandy Valley, Nev.; Naoima Oman, Castle Dale; Blanche (Art) Legrand, Sparks, Nev.; Regnald (Janet) Mills, Bedford, N.H.; five stepchildren, Glendon (Linda) Mills, Lehi; Len (Deanna) Mills, Kingston; Cline (Rena) Mills, West Valley City; Lorna Gail (Wilford) Nielson, Huntington; 29 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren, 15 step grandchildren, 45 step great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters, Arvella (Max) Yergensen, St. George; Wilma Hammerschimd, Salt Lake City; Delbert (Lois) Mills, St. George; Deloris Marvidakis, Cleveland.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Lorna; parents, stepmother Lillian Mills; stepdaughter, LaJune Mills; stepson, Mavin Mills; stepdaughter-in-law, Loa Mills; two step grandchildren, Shauna June Nielson, and Rebecca Helen Mills; brothers, Ervin Mills, Dee Mills; sister, Elda Oveson; sisters-in-law, Irene Mills and Evelyn Mills; brothers-in-law, Alonzo Oveson and Tony Marvidakis and Willis Hammerschimd.

Mel has surely been a good example among us and his family and friends will miss him dearly.

Many thanks to the workers at Turnquist Retreat and Community Hospice for their special care.

Funeral services will be held on Thurs., March 15, 2007 at 11 a.m. in the Gunnison Second Ward LDS Chapel, 80 West Center Street. Friends may call at the Magleby Mortuary in Richfield, 50 South 100 West, on Wed., March 14, 2007 from 6-8 p.m. and at the Ward Chapel on Thursday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Joseph Cemetery at 3 p.m. Funeral directors: Magleby Mortuary Richfield, Salina and Manti.

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Gordon Magann

HELPER - Laurence Gordon Magann, our loving son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and Teaser-Man, passed away unexpectedly on March 5, 2007.

He was born Feb. 6, 1946 in Price to Jane Irene Olsen and Earl Magann and lived every one of his 61 years full of passion, love and service.

His greatest joy was his family and he loved to be wherever we were: fishing, hunting, camping, golfing, that weekly poker game, bowling, helping with cement work, five-minute plumbing jobs, pergola building, making his famous spaghetti, watching a certain rock band play and attending any school or sporting event that his grandchildren and many nieces and nephews were participating in.

He loved holidays because we were all together and was always the instigator of egg hunts and perfect Christmas tree searches, turkey bowling and family reunions. He was the family's official watcher of NORAD and loved to call and give reports on Santa's progress.

He was a father not only to his children, Richy (Jennifer), Chantyll (Michael), Michelle and Chris (Michelle "Red"), his eight loving grandchildren, but also to his sisters, Chantay (Marc) and Sandy (Tracy). He was the best friend of his little sis Charmaine and loved schooling his younger brother Willy (Jan) in all matters in life whether Willy asked or not.

He was a tender-hearted man who was quick to tears and quicker to laugh and gave the shirt off of his back more times that we could count. He loved his country and proudly served as a Marine. His grandfather, grandmother, father, mother, uncle Narni and cousins Bimbo and Chuck, had all gone ahead and were there to greet him. Dad, we will all try to love each other as much as you did until we can follow you home.

Funeral services Sat., March 10, 11 a.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home. Family was at Mitchell's Friday evening, 6-8 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery.

Patricia Johansen Brinkerhoff Fenn

FERRON- Patricia Johansen Brinkerhoff Fenn was born Oct. 6, 1927 in Castle Dale, Utah to Byron C. and Udella Peterson Johansen. She married Edward James Brinkerhoff in the Salt Lake Temple May 15, 1946. He passed away in 1978. She married Max Jay Fenn on Jan. 10, 1987 in Huntington, Utah.

Pat is survived by her husband, Max J. Fenn, children; Debra (Robert) Smith, Lawrence; Paul (Diane) Brinkerhoff, Orangeville and Edna Kay (Eddie) Fox, Lawrence; eight grandchildren, Kristie Partridge, Layne Fox, Amy Fox, Kyle Fox, Kelly Brinkerhoff, Lacey Brinkerhoff, Geoffrey Smith and James Smith, and 11 great-grandchildren. Also the families of Maxine (Steve) Deeter, Sharon (Richard) Poulsen, Michael (Loma) Fenn, Julie (Blake) Smith and Karen (Peter) Graham, including 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren who were special in Pat's heart. Her sisters; Ina Lee Magnuson, Castle Dale; Jean Curtis, Orangeville; Zora Fielder, Castle Dale; Kay Paoli, Elko, Nev. and Sonny Nielsen, Castle Dale; sister-in-law, Julie Love, Castle Dale and brother-in-law, Harvey (Pearl) Brinkerhoff, Ferron/Lawrence and Aunt Dore Dean Jewkes, Green River. Also many, many nieces and nephews all of whom Pat loved and cherished dearly.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Edward James Brinkerhoff; daughters, Sherry and Jolene Brinkerhoff, parents, and brother Kirk Johansen.

Funeral services will be Tues., March 13, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Huntington Fifth Ward Chapel in Huntington. Visitations were March 12 from 6-8 p.m. in the Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale and one hour prior to the service at the Huntington Fifth Ward. Interment will be in the Huntington City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

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