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Grace Behling

FERRON - Grace Oline Beach Behling, age 74, passed away Aug. 16, 2002 at home surrounded by her family.

She was born Jan. 18, 1928 in Molen to Loran and Ruth Demer Beach. She married Clyde Behling Feb. 8, 1948 in Ferron, later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.

Grace enjoyed sewing, going for rides with Clyde, caring for her home and yard, especially her flowers. She also enjoyed dancing with her "Get A Life" group and, most of all, just being with her family.

An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served in numerous callings, most recently as a temple ordinance worker and in the bishop's storehouse with her husband.

Survived by her husband, Clyde, Ferron; children, Connie and Larry Anderson, Joan Smith, Becky and Kurt Larsen, John and Sandra Behling, Loran and Lisa Behling, all of Ferron; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Also survived by brothers and sisters, Norma Huntington, Delore Beach and Lorraine Carlson, both of South Dakota; and Martin Beach, Oregon. Preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m. at the old Ferron LDS Chapel, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the Ferron City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

Cleland Oviatt

ELMO/PRICE - Cleland F. Oviatt, age 88, passed away Aug. 13, 2002 in Price.

He was born May 21, 1914 in Elmo to Wilford F. and Ella Ann Minchey.

He worked all his life doing what he loved; farming and ranching. He was also a Braves fan and loved watching little league.

He is survived by sister, Rissa Staker, Salt Lake; brothers, LaVon "Pete" and LaWella Oviatt, Price; Frank O. and Marie Oviatt, Cleveland; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by two sisters, Venice Lucille Cramer and Dellis LaRee Vogrinec.

Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 16, at Fausett Mortuary in Price. Burial, Cleveland cemetery.

Betty Virginia Crissman

PRICE - The best nurse in the world, Betty Virginia Pessetto Crissman, age 78, passed away peacefully at her home on Aug. 18, 2002.

She was born March 16, 1924 in Castle Gate to Walter and Josephine Cormani Pessetto. Married Bill Crissman July 20, 1947 in Helper.

She graduated from St. Mary's in 1946 with a bachelor's degree in nursing. Betty was a lifelong member of the Utah State Nurses Association. She worked for Dr. John K. Wright from 1955 until his death in 1982.

Betty helped many people selflessly and loved the work that she did.

Survived by her husband of 55 years, Bill Crissman; two daughters and three sons, Jack and Carol Bona-quisto, Bill and LeiLani Crissman, Gina and Jeremy Evans; nine wonderful grandchildren; and one brother, Max Pessetto.

Funeral Mass Thursday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Vigil service Wednesday evening, 7 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Wednesday and Thursday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Mountain View Cemetery.

Betty, the Nurse, was loved by many and will be missed by all. Her family always came first and they will always be her pride and joy.

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