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Darlene Baird

PRICE-Our loving mother, grandmother, and dear friend, Nancy Darlene Lawley Baird, passed away suddenly Feb. 13, 2008 at Castleview Hospital at the of 78.

She was born Jan. 30, 1930 in Price, Utah to John Richard and Ella Hamilton Lawley.

Married James Allen Baird, Feb. 10, 1947 in Standardville, Utah and their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on June 5, 1963. Together they shared 45 wonderful years before his untimely passing on April 2, 1992.

Darlene was an active member of the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints. She was a longtime resident of Carbon County and a dedicated employee of the College of Eastern Utah. She was a warm and wonderful person who brought great joy to those around her. She enjoyed caring for others and spoiling her family with excellent cooking and baking.

She loved family outings, picnics, camping, and most of all taking afternoon rides with her husband. Her family was the center of her life and she enjoyed every moment she shared with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, JoAnn Cotterman, West Valley, Janet (Joseph) Maestas, Price, Allen (Elizabeth) Baird, Castle Dale, Dave (Elsie) Baird, Price; son-in-law, Tom Memmott, Salt Lake City; 21 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Darlene is preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Jeanie Memmott; three sisters, one brother, two granddaughters, one great-grandson; and a son-in-law.

Funeral service was held Monday, Feb. 18, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home. Family was at Mitchell's Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Monday one hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home.

Evelyn O'Berto

PRICE-Evelyn O'Berto age 71 passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 at Castle Country Care Center in Price. Evelyn was born Oct.18, 1936 in Price to Pete and Agnes Vogrenic Varellas.

Evelyn grew up and attended school in Price, graduating from Carbon High School. She married John B O'Berto in Helper, together they were blessed with two children. Evelyn had the opportunity of staying at home and raising them, and instilled in them the value of hard work and integrity. Evelyn worked as a secretary for different lawyers in Price and later for Job Service for more than 20 years.

Evelyn will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and friend, who was always willing to help others.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents.

Evelyn is survived by her son: Gary O'Berto of Nashville, Tenn.; daughter: Jackie O'Berto and Scott Van Rooy of Christiana, Tenn.; and two grandchildren: Ashley and Abby Van Rooy.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price, where friends may come to share memories with the family. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary.

Eloy Maestas

EAST CARBON- Our loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Eloy Jose Maestas, age 62, passed away Feb. 13, 2008 in Price.

He was born Nov. 29, 1945 in Dragerton to Jose Eloy and Francesqita Trujillo Maestas.

Married Louella Cisneros Sept. 11, 1964 in Elko, Nev.

Eloy loved spending time with Louella driving around town and traveling to see their family. He enjoyed watering the lawn and washing the car and truck. He was the nanny to his grandson. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survived by his wife, Louella, East Carbon; children, Clint (Jennifer) Maestas, Price; Bryan (Andrea) Maestas, Rio Rancho, N.M.; grandchildren, Bryann Shannel, Charlie Ray, Carson Joel Maestas.

Preceded in death by his parents; infant brother; sister, Junia Medina.

Funeral Service, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, 11 a.m. Mitchell Funeral Home. Family was at Mitchell's Monday evening from 6-7 p.m. and one hour prior to service. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery.

Veronica Haycock

SPRING GLEN-Our sweetheart Veronica Podbevsek Haycock was called home on Valentine's Day Feb. 14, 2008 at the age of 84.

She was born in Winter Quarters, Utah to Joseph and Veronica Parrish Podbevsek on Nov. 8, 1923.

Married Harry B. Haycock, June 25, 1949 in Carbonville, Utah; he passed away on April 20, 2001.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In her youth, Veroni worked at the post office in Scofield and in 1962 graduated from Central Utah Vocational School in Provo. After graduation, her skills led her to Chicago to further her education in nursing. Upon returning, she worked at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo until her retirement.

Veroni enjoyed the outdoors, going on walks, visiting, and working alongside her husband at Carbon High School. Her warm embrace, big smile, and genuine concern brought great joy to those around her. She made many lasting friendships and her memories we'll cherish forever. "We Love You Veroni".

Survived by her sister, Alice (Paul) Schmidt, Price; sister-in-law, Joy Podbevsek, Scofield, loving niece, Kim (Mike) Erkkila, Scofield; and numerous other nieces and nephews who affectionately called her "Aunt Veroni".

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Joe, Louie, Frank and Stan Podbevsek; sisters, Mary Strang and Frances Elzey.

Funeral service was held Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, 2 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family was at Mitchell's Monday one hour prior to service. Interment, Mt. View Cemetery, Helper. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home.

Kieran Hope Zmerzlikar

CASTLE DALE-Our precious tiny angel Kieran Hope has gone home to her Heavenly Father on Feb. 15, 2008, to watch over us with other family members.

She was born Jan. 18, 2008 in Price to Derek George Zmerzlikar and Mary Victoria Brinkerhoff Bertuzzi.

Kieran brought her family together as a whole and she's the light of our lives. She provided us much love and joy in her short time on earth. We will always love and miss her sweet spirit, till we meet her again.

She is survived by her loving parents, Derek and Mary, big brother and sister, Jaymin and Makieya, all of Castle Dale; grandparents, John and Merrilee Zmerzlikar, Helper, Gary and Carla Brinkerhoff, Salem, Sandra Brinkerhoff, Milan, N.M.; great-grandparents, Florence Poulos, Aurora, Utah, Ramona Zmerzlikar, Helper, Rae Brinkerhoff, Huntington; three aunts and one uncle, Tara Zmerzlikar, Tonya Brinkworth, Sheriden Hewitt, and Laramie DeMott.

She was preceded in death by her uncles, Terrence Zmerzlikar, Jerry Wayman, Tracy Poulos, Scott Brinkerhoff; great-grandparents, Jesse Brinkerhoff, Harold (Lillian) Wykert, Robert Zmerzlikar and George Poulos.

Funeral service, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, 11 a.m., Helper LDS Stake Center. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and at the church Wednesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Mt. View Cemetery, Helper. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home.

Corene Huff

ARKANSAS/EAST CARBON,UTAH-Our loving mother and grandmother Corene Crossno Huff, age 89, passed away Feb. 14, 2008 under the loving care of her family.

She was born Nov. 20, 1918 in Denning, Ark. to Samuel Jasper and Cora Ledgerwood Crossno and she was the last of 11 children in her family.

Corene graduated from Altus High School. She met Junior Gervis Huff and they married on Feb. 1, 1938 in Clarksville, Ark.

Corene and Junior lived in Clarksville, Superior, Wyo., moved back to Clarksville, moved to Dragerton, Utah and retired back in Denning, Ark. where they had a wonderful home. She enjoyed her huge garden, canning their crop and mowing the beautiful acreage.

Corene's main love was for her family and she enjoyed doing anything to make them happy. She was well known for her wonderful meals and she would feed anyone that crossed her doorstep. She was a beautiful seamstress, who loved making dresses, coats, formals, and dance costumes.

Corene was a devout Christian and a active member of the Living Water Baptist Church in Sunnyside, Utah. She enjoyed teaching Sunday School, and while residing in Denning she was a member of the Altus Baptist Church. She will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.

She is survived by one son and one daughter, Bo Huff, Carolyn (Chuck) Abeyta, both of East Carbon; 12 grandchildren, Terri, Doug, Sherri, Shelli, Lisa, Michelle, Amy, Kendall, James, Maddy, Junior, Becky; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Ada Jean Huff; 10 brothers and sisters; and her husband Gervis who passed away on Dec. 15, 2005.

Funeral service, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, 11 a.m., Living Water Baptist Church in Sunnyside. Family will be at the church Tuesday one hour prior to service. Corene will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Valley View Cemetery in Sunnyside, Utah. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price.

Eliza Lucille Staker Jensen

1914 ~ 2008 - Eliza Lucille Staker Jensen, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, and sister passed away on Feb. 18, 2008, peacefully in Pleasant Grove, Utah.

Lucille was born July 27, 1914, in Lawrence, Utah to Lawrence Raymond Staker and Eliza Amy Howard. She married Lyman Chester Jensen Dec. 14, 1931. They made their home along with five children in Lawrence, Hiawatha, and Castle Gate. Lyman passed away May 3, 1941.

She married Wallace Glen Jensen July 20, 1942. Two more children were welcomed into their family. Lucille and Wallace made their home in Lawrence, Castle Dale, Huntington, and Sunnyside, Utah, Eagle Mountain, Calif., and Orangeville, Utah. Wallace was killed in a mine accident on Nov. 4, 1978. Lucille lived in Orangeville until she moved to Pleasant Grove in 2003.

Lucille was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She held many callings, including Relief Society President. She also served in the primary, mutual, Sunday school, and library. She loved being a temple worker at the Manti Temple and later at the Provo Temple. She also served as a 4-H leader.

In the 1950's, Lucille and Wallace served together as missionaries, teaching Native Americans in Central Utah, especially the Moab and Green River areas. Two Native American boys lived with their family for a time. Some of her grandsons have also served missions to Native Americans. Lucille was a homemaker and enjoyed hobbies of gardening, cooking, quilting, reading, crocheting, and embroidery.

Her greatest achievements were her seven children, five of whom survived her: Lyman Jensen (Marianne), Barbara Naylor (John), Stanley Jensen (June, and Earlene, deceased), Glenda Jensen, and Janice Gute (John). She is also survived by a brother, Howard R. Staker (Lydia), a sister, Beth Swedberg (Glen), and sisters-in-law, Colleen Staker (Lyman) and LaVon Staker (Bruce). She was preceded in death by both of her beloved husbands, Lyman and Wallace, her two sons, Larry Jensen (Valene) and Allen Jensen (Barbara), her parents, two brothers, and five sisters.

There will be a viewing on Friday evening, Feb. 22, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. at the Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah.

Burial will be at the Lawrence Cemetery on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008 at 12 noon. Family-and-friends are invited to a gathering to share memories at the Huntington First LDS Ward Cultural Hall 115 South 400 East Huntington, Utah following the burial.

In lieu of flowers Lucille's family asks that contributions be made to the Primary Children's Hospital at 100 North Medical Drive Salt Lake City, Utah 84113, attention "Children's Foundation".

Dian Jewkes

HELPER-Our sweetheart, wife, mother, and grandmother, Dian R.Jewkes, age 67, was called home Feb. 16, 2008 at Utah Valley Regional Hospital. She left peacefully while surrounded by her family after battling kidney and heart problems for the past few years.

She was born in Provo, Utah on Jan. 1, 1941 to Clayton William and Maureen Clark Smith.

Married Thomas Haycock, later divorced. Later married Ronald K. Jewkes, Sept. 21, 1987 in Las Vegas, Nev.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed camping, fishing, and just about anything outdoors. Although Dian was plagued with health problems the last few years, she still enjoyed life as much as her health would allow. She will be dearly missed by her family and a community of friends.

Dian is survived by her husband, Ronald K. Jewkes, Helper; daughter, Virginia R. (Tylen) Overgard, Worland, Wyo., son, Clark T. (Angie) Haycock, West Valley, daughter, Gaylene (Bobby) Appleby, Price; four-stepchildren, Ronald W. (Shawna) Jewkes, Price, Terri Lynn and Jeff Young, Helper, Carole Ann (Troy) Davis, Valentine, Neb., J. Brian (Carrie) Jewkes, Helper; sister, Mary Etta Taylor, Salt Lake City; brother, John W. (Janet) Smith, Helper; and 21 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and grandson, Chris Appleby.

Funeral service, Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Friday one hour prior to service. Interment, Mt. View Cemetery, Helper. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home.

Bessie Milovich

MISSOURI VALLEY, IOWA/PRICE- Bessie Milovich, age 83, passed away peacefully Feb. 9, 2008 in Missouri Valley.

She was born to Steve and Mary Zamantakis on Feb. 9, 1925 in Sunnyside, Utah. She married John Milovich on April 3, 1960 in Price; he died on Nov. 23, 2001.

Bessie lived most of her life in Carbon County where she worked as a hairdresser for well over 45 years and the past five years at the Longview Nursing Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa, where she had many friends. She loved to cook for her family, garden and visit with friends and family.

She is survived by her son, John Milovich, San Francisco, Mark (Diana) Milovich, Missouri Valley, Iowa, and Luke Milovich, Hermosa Beach, Calif.; grandchildren, MJ, Elliot, Miranda and Seth Milovich of Missouri Valley; brothers, Mark (Jo) Zamantakis, Denver, Colo., George (Ellie) Zamantakis, Helper, Mike (Lydia) Zamantakis, Helper; sisters, Aggie Annis, San Diego, Calif.; Mary Hatzidakis, Ralito, Calif., Christal (Sam) Coganis, American Fork.

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