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Hilma Pollock Birch

Reunited with loved ones

CARBONVILLE - Our loving, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, aunt and friend, Hilma Pollock Birch died Jan. 20, 2008 in Carbonville, Utah. She was born Dec. 25, 1913 in Kanarraville, Utah to Henry Pollock and Alice Williams Pollock. She married Floyd Birch in the spring of 1931 in Kanab, Utah. They were the happiest of married couples.

Floyd and Hilma traveled the world together and danced everywhere they went. Hilma was loved by everyone-when asked why, this was what she said, "I treat people better than anyone else does." She was a very beautiful woman with a rare wit. Her grandchildren used to say they were raised with love, humor, and happiness.

She is survived by her children, Connie Bogenschutz, Bonnie Birch, and Keith Birch, who diligently looked after Hilma; grandchildren, Tiffani Chacon, Rhett Cook, Kristi Cook, Rocky Bogenschutz, Lucky Bogenschutz, Vicki Bogenschutz, and Tammi Bogenschutz; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brother, Denor (Irene) Pollock; and sister, Freda Woodbury.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Clair Birch; daughters, Gina Cherie Birch Cook and Patsy Jean Birch; and six brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Spring Glen LDS Chapel-1985 West 4000 North. A viewing will be from 6-8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price and one hour prior to the service at the chapel. Interment will be in the Price City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary.

Abbigail Ann Bott

Our special little angel, Abbigail Ann Bott, age 4, returned to her Heavenly Father on Friday, Jan. 25 atPrimary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born Oct. 13, 2003 to Marcus and Deborah (Henrie) Bott in Price Utah.

Abbi was special in so many ways; her laughter andher excitement over the smallest things will stay in our hearts forever. Abbihadmany challenges in her short life,but shehad a determination to conquer each one andlive life to the fullest.

Her favorite things in lifewereplaying with her little sister Ryley, as well as hernumerous cousins. Her contagiousgiggle will never be forgotten. She loved to play dress-up in her fairy princess clothes andhave tea parties with her tea set, but her most favorite thingswere dancing and Disneyland.

Abbi loved everyone and was always doing little things to make others happy. Abbi attended pre-school at the Castle Valley Center where she was loved by all who knew her.Her favorite part of the day was riding the school bus.

She is survived by her parents and sister, Ryley Grace;grandparents, Jimmy and Diane Henrie of Wellington, Kathy and Greg Zaborski of St. George, and Dennis Bott of St. George; great-grandmother Marietta Henrie and great-grandfather Daniel J. Price,both of Wellington; and many aunts and uncles and numerous cousins.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Price Stake Center - 150 South 500 East. There will be a viewing Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. also at the Price Stake Center, and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will be in the Wellington City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary.

Linda Kutkas

PRICE-Our loving mother, grandmother, sister, and dear friend, Linda Young Kutkas, age 67, passed away Jan. 23, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born Oct. 6, 1940 in Wellington, Utah to Melvin L. and Bertha Marshall Young.

Married Terry Kutkas, June 28, 1958 in Las Vegas, Nev.; he passed away Jan. 27, 1982.

Linda was a longtime resident of Carbon County and a graduate of Carbon High School Class of 1958. She was well known by many and always noted for her excellent cooking. Linda cooked at the El Rancho and other restaurants in the area for many years. She had many dear friends and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. She enjoyed reading, dancing and listening to music.

Survived by her daughters, Keven (Jase) Mills, Price, Sherry (Jim) Paletta, Wellington; grandchildren, Nathan, Chelsea, Krista (Mark), Angel and Giradon; four sisters and one brother, Beth Woodward, Elko, Nev., Melba (Jack) Winn, Moab, Val Life, King City, Calif., Joyce (Clark) Nielsen, Salt Lake City, Marshall (Mary) Young, Houston, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Helen Butler, Louise Young; and mother-in-law, Clarice Kutkas.

Graveside service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 at 1 p.m. in the Wellington City Cemetery. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m.

Jerry Reed Wayman


Jerry was born to Reed Wayman and Florence Tucker in Emery County, Utah. He served in the United States Navy from 1964-1968.

Jerry is survived by his mother Florence Poulos from Aurora, Utah; three sisters, Dawna (Reeve) Cook, Huntington, Utah; Ruth Wayman, Aurora, Utah; and Merrillee (John) Zmerzlikar, Helper, Utah; and his best friend Gene Kerbs, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Preceded in death by his father Reed Wayman; step-father George Poulos and brother Tracy Poulos.

Last employed by Utah Paper Box.

He came, he loved, he laughed, then he returned to his Heavenly Father. We love you Jerry and we miss you.

Donna June Johnson

CARBONVILLE-Our angel wife and mother, Donna June Bentley Johnson, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, in her home in Carbonville, Utah. Her husband and children were with her and sang her favorite hymns as she passed from our arms into the arms of loved ones on the other side.

June was born to Elba and Vivian Hamilton Bentley on June 22, 1930, in Bennett, Utah. Her parents moved to Price shortly thereafter, where she lived until she married Roger Val Johnson on March 21, 1949, in Elko, Nev. Val and June had their marriage solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple two years later. They made their home in Carbonville, Utah.

In addition to being an awesome wife and mother, June served faithfully in many leadership and teaching positions in the LDS church, and as a Scout and 4-H leader. She was a professional wedding cake decorator, a school crossing guard, and co-owner of the sewing/craft store, "The Calico House" in Price, Utah. June was very creative, and loved to paint pictures, sew, make quilts and porcelain dolls, and do various other crafts.

Whether she is known as "Mom", "Grandma", "Sister", "Aunt", or "Friend", her name is synonymous with charity - the pure love of Christ. She was an example of kindness, service, sacrifice, and loyalty. Even in her later years, when her life's memories would slip in and out, her concern for others came before herself. And of course, her unwavering faith in Christ, which we witnessed through her righteous example and teachings, will bless generations to come.

June is survived by her beloved husband, Roger Val Johnson; her children, Randy Val and Dora Johnson of Sandy, Utah, Duane and Linda Johnson of Carbonville, Scott and Coreena Johnson of Miller Creek, Donna and Donald Francisco of Enoch, Utah, Terry and Cherilyn Johnson of Spring Glen, and Julie and Gordon Mathis of Spanish Fork; as well as 30 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Ellen Bates of Carbonville, and Colleen Adair of Wellington; and brothers Kenneth "Kob" Bentley of West Valley City, Utah and Jerry Bentley of Wellington.

June was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Vida and Evelyn, and brothers Dave, Ferrell "Bud", Floyd, and Ray.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Spring Glen LDS Chapel - 2000 North 4000 West. A viewing will be Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price. Interment will be in the Price City Cemetery. Services in the care of Fausett Mortuary.

Phyllis Snow Badger

Phyllis Snow Badger passed away Jan. 18, 2008 in Arlington Va.

She was born Sept. 24, 1913 in Orangeville, Utah.

She will be interred in Arlington Cemetary on Feb. 1, 2008 with her husband Rodney Jenkins Badger.

She was a graduate of Carbon High School in Price and the University of Utah. She leaves four children, nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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