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Eunice Marie Atwood

ELMO - Eunice Marie Atwood, age 95, died Nov. 5, 2007 at the Turnquist Retreat in Elmo, Utah. She was born Jan. 26, 1912 to James Andrew and Jane P. Stokes Oveson. She married Harold LaVar Atwood on Nov. 1, 1930 in Price, Utah.

Eunice was a member of the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a child, she lived in Elmo, Utah. After she married, they moved to Coal Camps at Consumers where she had her first child, Vonnie Dea. She then moved back to Elmo Town so that Vonnie could attend school. While in Elmo Town her second child, Sheldon, was born and later, they all moved out on the farm in Elmo.

She was a wonderful homemaker and a helpmate on the farm. Some of her hobbies included: crocheting, fishing, dancing, playing the ukulele, singing, and playing with her grandchildren. She also loved birds and could identify them by their songs.

She is survived by her daughter, Vonnie Dea Allred; and nine grandchildren, Scott (Irene) Allred; Dawnette (Greg) Simmons; Dick (Raelene) Allred; Jed (Kim) Allred; Ardyth (Marvin) Bell; Vallene A. Rudd; Sandra Atwood Jensen; Travis LaVar (Tonie) Atwood; Chandra (Darrin) Jensen; and Chris (Steve) Moyes.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold LaVar Atwood; parents, James Andrew and Jane P. Stokes Oveson; son, Sheldon LaVar Atwood; grandson, Troy E. Allred; great-grandson, Chad M. Bell; one infant great-great granddaughter; sisters, Edith Brown, Thelma Rasmussen, Netty Jane Davis, and Ardell Deason; brothers, Jimme Oveson and Sheldon Oveson.

Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Elmo LDS Chapel - 199 East Main, Elmo, Utah. Viewing was held Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007 from 6-8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price and one hour prior to the services at the Chapel. Interment was in the Cleveland City Cemetery, under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

Kris Anthony Poloni

PRICE-Kris Anthony Poloni, died unexpectedly at his home on Nov. 5, 2007.

He was born in Price, Utah to Jeff and Debora Berry Poloni on June 9, 1984.

Graduated from Notre Dame Regional School, Carbon High School and attended the College of Eastern Utah.

Kris enjoyed music, playing guitar, snowboarding, dogs and fishing, especially with his grandparents. He struggled through the last few years of his life but always had the unconditional love of his mother who was also his number one supporter.

Kris is a member of Notre Dame Parish where he was an alter server while attending Notre Dame Regional School.

Kris is survived by his parents, Price; sister, Jeana, Spokane, Wash.; grandmother, Fosca Poloni, Price; grandparents, Fred and Dorothy Berry, uncle Dale Berry, Grand Junction, Colo.; uncle and aunt John and Toni Colosimo, cousin, Dina Colosimo, Portland, Ore.; cousin, Kim Colosimo, Seattle, Wash.; godparents, John Christensen, Price; and Delores Slavensky, Helper, Utah.

Preceded in death by grandfather Arco Poloni and uncle Ben Poloni.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main Street, Price, Utah, where friends and family called one hour prior to services. Interment, Price City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Notre Dame Building Fund, 160 North Carbon Ave-nue, Price, UT 84501.

Monte Clair Swasey

CASTLE DALE�Monte Clair Swasey, 78, died Nov. 11, 2007, at his home in Castle Dale, Utah. He was born July 7, 1929, to Royal and Eva Larsen Swasey in Molen, Utah. He married Donna LaRene Behling Jan. 19, 1947. Donna passed away March 22, 1974. Monte later married Joanna Devendorf July 12, 1997.

Monte was raised in Ferron, Utah. He was a cowboy and rancher. He worked in the oilfields before he began his life work as a heavy equipment operator for the U.S. Forest Service where he later retired.

Monte loved children and spent many years as a 4-H livestock leader and hunter safety instructor. He was a black powder rifle enthusiast and has many "Mountain Man" friends. He was an artist at building rifles and powder horns. He spent many hours entertaining his friends, family, and strangers with his pet rock Wilma, sledge-o-matic, and tall tales.

He knew the San Rafael Swell and Manti-LaSal Forest like the back of his hand. In later life he traded his horse for an ATV and continued to explore the Sinbad Desert where so many Swaseys had ridden before. Although he lived in other communities in Utah, his heart was always in Ferron.

He is survived by his wife, Joanna, of Castle Dale; two daughters, Elayne (Jed) Cottingham of Arvada, Colo., and Cindy (Jon) Judd, of Castle Dale, Utah; one son, Lee Mont Swasey, of Ferron, Utah; three step-children, Mark Devendorf of California, John Devendorf of New Jersey, and Kristen Devendorf of Sweden; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna; parents, Royal and Eva Swasey; four brothers, Royal, Ned, Cleve, and Glen; three sisters, Eileen, Helen Mae, and Shirley; and a son, Don Clair Swasey.

Funeral services will be held Thursday Nov. 15, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the Ferron Senior Citizens Center, 190 North 300 West. There will be a viewing on Wednesday evening from 6-7 p.m. at the Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale, and one hour prior to the services at the Senior Citizens Center. Interment will be in the Ferron City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

Duane W. Taylor


PRICE-Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, Duane W. Taylor, 69, passed away Nov. 7, 2007 after a year-long battle with brain cancer.

Born April 25, 1938 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Wallace J. and Marjorie McBeth Taylor.

Graduated from South High School, where he was a member of the ROTC and joined the paratroopers in the Utah National Guard after graduation.

He married Joan Mash on Sept. 1, 1959 in Salt Lake City at the Cathedral of the Madeleine.

Duane rode with the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Posse many years winning multiple competition awards. He worked with his father at the family-owned Wally Taylor TrucKar Service station in Salt Lake City. He went to work at Skagg's Drug Center, eventually becoming a store manager in Price, Utah. He opened and co-owned Cleo's Fabrics for several years and eventually worked as the collection manager at the College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum. While there, he developed a love of paleontology and the prehistory of Utah.

Several years ago he and Joan began practicing music with friends every Monday night at their home and eventually started the Nine Mile Players. They performed for groups and gatherings around the area until just recently. He enjoyed shooting and was known to his competitive cowboy shooting friends as "Buck".

He enjoyed scouring the hills of Carbon and Emery counties with museum employees searching for fossils and dinosaur bones and volunteered there for many years. He was a founding member of the local chapters of Utah Statewide Archeological Society and Utah Friends of Paleontology. He was partners in T and L Livestock with his close friend Ross Lindsay and founded T and A Sweeping with local businessman Jon Anast.

Survived by his wife, Joan, Price; daughters, Christine (Blair) Allred, Salt Lake City, Karen (Layne) Miller, Price, Cathy (Todd) Richardson, Price; grandchildren, Taylor Miller, Ashley (Ed) Elliott, Austin Allred, Travis, Tanner and Trey Richardson; sister, DonnaAnn Fellows, brother, Robert J. Taylor; five step grandchildren, Scott, Aimee, Brandon, Jennifer, Melisa; and many loving step great-grandchildren, foster grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Graveside service was held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, 11 a.m., Cliffview Cemetery. Family was at Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main in Price Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9-10:45 a.m.

In remembrance of Duane's love of paleontology, contributions may be made to the CEU Prehistoric Museum.

Ruby Mae Law Snow

Ruby Mae Law Snow passed away peacefully in her sleep, at her home, on Nov. 10, 2007. Born to Guy Wesley and Vada Worthen Law in Ferron, Utah, on Sept. 25, 1932. Married to John C. Snow (deceased) on Sept. 2, 1950. Later solemnized in the Manti Temple on Sept. 13, 1960.

Ruby Mae was a loving mother whose children always came first. She had a deep belief in the LDS faith and served in many capacities. She had many friends who loved and admired her. She fought a valiant 45 year battle against rheumatoid arthritis. Her journey is complete.

Survived by: children, Cherilyn Lauritzen of Florida; Diane; John Kemp; Russell Lee (Patti); and Wayne Alan, all of Utah. 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers: Wesley Ruane (Joyce); Sherald (Emma Lou); and Lamont (Maureen) Law.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the LDS Chapel, 3599 South Orchard Drive, Bountiful at 11 a.m. A viewing was held Monday Evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 North Main Street, and from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Interment Orangeville City Cemetery, Orangeville, Utah, Wednesday Nov. 14, at 12 p.m.

Online guest book at

Fran Potter

PRICE- Frances Urbanik Potter, age 65, passed away Nov. 9, 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born Sept. 27, 1942 in Garv, Ind. to Albert George and Lillian Grames Urbanik, and was the oldest of eight siblings. She moved with her family to East Carbon, Utah where she attended East Carbon High School and the College of Eastern Utah.

She married her eternal companion, William "Bill" Potter on Sept. 23, 1961. While pursuing higher education and careers they lived in Salt Lake City; Farmington, N.M.; Huntington: and finally settled in Price for the past 30 years. Along the way they raised three children.

Fran had an insatiable love for knowledge. She always enjoyed a good book, good music, good food, a good movie, good friends, stylish clothing, fancy fingernails, and being with family. She loved people, places, and cultures.

Frances spent time working for Litton Industries, Beaver Creek Coal Company, and Banasky Insurance. By many she will be remembered as a "woman" coal miner. She was proud of her hard work and her ability to do a "man's job".

Fran was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved to study the scriptures and church history. She served in many different callings. Fran and Bill loved being in the temple and rejoiced in all their children being able to join them in the temple.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Potter; children, Belinda (Craig) Ensign, Paul (Misty), Mark (Holly); and 12 grandchildren; her parents, George and Lillian Urbanik; siblings, George (Mary); Joe (Vicki); Teresa (Chuck) Hayman; John (Barbara); Christina (Howard) Webb; Andy (Tina).

She was preceded in death by her brother George Jr.

Fran's family would like to thank all the family and friends who have been so kind and caring. Also a special thanks to all the nurses and healthcare workers at Castleview Hospital and Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.

Funeral service, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, 11 a.m., Price North Stake Center, 449 North 100 East. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. and at the Stake Center Thursday one hour prior to service. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery, Price.

Dennis C. Fuller

1935 - 2007

BOUNTIFUL-Dennis C. Fuller 72, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007. He was born July 16,1935 in Hinkley, Utah to Willard and Larue Fuller. He married Zelda Sorensen on July 1, 1955 in the Salt Lake Temple.

He was an avid fisherman and loved camping with his family and friends. He was also very involved in the LDS church where he served in many bishoprics and Scout callings. He worked as a welder, boiler maker and retired from PacifiCorp.

He is survived by his wife, Zelda, North Salt Lake; children, Dennis (Elizabeth) Fuller, Castle Dale; Diana Blalock, Salt Lake City; Shelly (Dan) Sweeney, Jani (Dion) Martinez, both from Green River, Wyo.; Kelly (Lorene) Fuller, Price; Melissa (Jaret) Moulton, Provo; Melanie (Kris) Fuller, Salt Lake City; Jared (Tedette) Fuller, Kaysville; Shannon (Jared) Butterfield, Bountiful; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother; Larry (Trudy) Fuller; and sister, Rowena Slack.

He is preceded in death by his grandson Benjamin Fuller, brother Alma Fuller, and sister Pamela Adams.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007 at 10 a.m. in North Salt Lake Orchard Fourth Ward Chapel, 55 East 350 North. Friends called at the Russon Brothers Mortuary in Bountiful, on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and at the ward chapel on Saturday one hour prior to services. Burial was in the Bountiful City Cemetery. Online guest book at Family would like to thank the wonderful caring people at Lakeview ICU.

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