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Clara Bradley

FERRON/OREM- Clara Bell Nelson Bradley, age 101, passed away April 11, 2007 in the Orem Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Jan. 1, 1906 in Ferron, Utah, being the eighth child of James and Mary Olsen Nelson and attended schools in Ferron and Huntington. Married James A. Ross April 15, 1939 in Provo, Utah; later divorced. Married Frank S. Bradley Aug 24, 1948 in Vallejo, Calif.; later divorced.

Clara enjoyed serving the public during her working career. When she was 18 she moved to Salt Lake City and worked in the Cullen Hotel and later served as the manager of the variety stand in the Newhouse Hotel. She owned and operated a cafe in Ferron and later in Price during the early 1940s. She lived in California from 1945 until 1963, when she returned to Utah and worked at Utah Valley Hospital until her retirement. She spent her retirement years living in Wellington, Dragerton, and St. George.

Although Clara had no children of her own, she was dearly loved by her extended family. The family will be forever grateful for the many years she spent doing family history research. She was a proud member of the DUP and the DAR.

Clara is survived by a sister Venedee Turnbull of Bountiful, a sister-in-law Nanola Nelson of Price, nine nieces and two nephews.

There was a viewing Sat., April 14, 2-2:30 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale with graveside services at 3 p.m. at the Ferron City Cemetery.

Lisa Phyllis James Wilde

1957 - 2007

"Enjoy your walk with Dad"

Lisa Wilde, 49, loving wife, mom, grandma, daughter, and sister passed away April 14, 2007 in Price, Utah following surgery.

She was born Oct. 26, 1957 in Price, Utah to Glen L. and Leah Phyllis Nielsen James. She married Jan L. Wilde on May 28, 1979. Lisa was devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Her boys were her life and she wanted the best for them. Her granddaughter, Callie, was a joy to her. She spent some time working for the Carbon School District where she worked with the special needs children. She had a soft heart for those who are less fortunate in this life

Lisa is survived by husband Jan, of Price, sons Derek Jan, and Brian Ross also of Price and granddaughter Callie. Mother Leah James of Helper, sisters, Cathy (Randy) Lamph of Helper, Peggy (Garn) Pollock of Bountiful, Paula (David) Mortensen of Provo, Jamie (Scott) Preston of Spring Glen, Glena (Ralph) Vose of Helper, numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her father; Glen LeRoy James.

Graveside services will be held Wed., April 18, 2007, at 11 a.m. at the Cliffview Cemetery. Viewing will take place Tues., April 17, 2007 from 6-8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price and from 9-10:30 a.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price prior to services. Burial will take place at Cliffview Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

James Lavoy Ward

CLEVELAND- James Lavoy Ward, (Jim) age 80, passed away at home surrounded by his family on April 14, 2007.

Jim was born Aug. 24, 1926, to Ernest Edgar and Matilda Thorderson Ward. His mother died when he was six months old; from that time on he was raised by Moses and Florence Tucker. On Oct. 11, 1947, he married Mary Kathryn Fletcher, and later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple on Sept. 5, 1959. Together they raised seven children.

Jim is survived by his soul mate of 60 years, Kath, six children: Trudi (Boyd) Griffin, Toni (Parke) Killpack, Kathy (Mark) Pratt, Sandee Ward, Tracee Goff, Kohn Ward, and daughter-in-law Susan Ward. A sister: Madge Nelson, and brother: Tom Ward, 23 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by a son, James Cory, a grandson, Brody Killpack and an infant granddaughter Destinee Ward, and two sets of parents.

Jim was always very athletic; he played basketball and track in high school, although baseball was always his favorite. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked in the coal mines until a tragic accident forced him to go elsewhere. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelors degree in education. He taught and coached in Wayne County. He continued his education and became a principal at Spring Glen Elementary. He also taught at Durrant and Cleveland elementaries. He later coached all sports and taught at North Emery Junior High. In 1970, after 17 years of teaching, he became a mine safety inspector, which he did for 20 years. Instead of retiring, he worked the remainder of his life with his son-in-law and grandson at Chute Supply.

Jim was an active member of the LDS church and served in many callings. He and Kath worked in the Manti Temple for nine years. Together they also served an LDS mission in Morgantown, W.V., where Jim got the chance to teach Institute at West Virginia University.

Although Jim may be gone, his one-of-a-kind personality will live on through the memories of all the loved ones left behind.

Funeral services will be held Tues., April 17, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Cleveland LDS Chapel. A viewing will take place Mon, April 16, 2007 from 6-8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price and one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will take place at the Cleveland City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

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