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Thomas A. Burgess

1915-2008 - PRICE-Our loving father, grandfather and beloved uncle, Thomas A. Burgess, age 92, passed away May 12, 2008 in Price.

Born Oct. 2, 1915 in Provo, Utah to William J. and Mary Gatherum Burgess.

He married Esther Wolfrom, Jan. 2, 1959 in Boulder City, Nev.; she passed away on Oct. 15, 2006.

Tom served in the US Army Air Corp from 1942 to 1945. His duties included being an aircraft service mechanic, crew chief and aircraft instrument mechanic. He worked on the Boeing 4 engine on the B-17 bomber. Tom served 11 years in the Air Force Reserve and several years in the Civil Air Patrol. In 1947, he received his private pilot license.

Tom was a licensed contractor who built many homes in the area. He was very talented craftsman, and he especially enjoyed helping others with their electrical and plumbing repairs. He also worked at the College of Eastern Utah in the maintenance department.

Tom enjoyed working in the yard, and fixing anything that was broken. He was a kind and loving caregiver to all in need, especially to his wife. He will be missed by his family and a community of friends.

Survived by his daughters, Mary (Dan) Baxter, Highland, Patsy (Dennis) Jensen, Carbonville; nine grandchildren, Dawn (Shane) McMillan, Taylorsville, Christopher (Angie) Arambula, South Jordan, Jeremy (Angelyn) Jensen, Logan, DaNeen Kirkwood, Price, Debbie (Robin) Rudman, Wellington, Justin (Tammy) Jensen, Spring Glen, Mike (Stormie) Baxter, Aurora, Colo., Melinda (Mike) Wallis, Cedar Hills, Marcie (Dan) Clawson, Pleasant Grove; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; loving niece Janet (Tom) Patterick, Price; special nephew, Joe (Esta Lee) Mason, Price; and many other nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, dear wife, Esther; two sisters and two brothers.

Graveside service, Friday, May 16, 2008, 12 noon, Price City Cemetery. Family was at Mitchell Funeral Home Friday morning from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friends were welcome at Mitchell's daily.

Mike Milovich

1919-2008 - HELPER-Mike Milovich, born to Isaac "Iso" and Milica "Millie" Mileusnich (Milovich) on Dec. 11, 1919 in Winton, Wyo., passed away peacefully on May 14, 2008. He was married to Teresa Rolando on Sept. 14, 1947 in Helper.

Mike attended schools in Wyoming, Bingham Canyon, Carbon County and graduated from Henager Business College. He served honorably as a staff sergeant in the Army Air force. He worked many years in the coal mines before becoming a radio dispatcher and then a radio communications technician for the Utah Highway Patrol.

He was a lifetime member of the Price Elks Lodge #1550, the Carbon Masonic Lodge #16 F&AM, York Rite Bodies of Price, and the Slovenian Home.

Mike is survived by his wife, Teresa, son Michael (Lianne) Milovich, daughter Kathy (David) Anderson, grandchildren; Anita (Scott) Bruno, Monica Milovich, Darla Milovich, Christina (Paul) Colosimo, Scott (Crystal) Anderson, great granddaughter; Gianna Bruno and Danielle Colosimo, brothers; Ted (Charlene) Milovich and Lux (Laurie) Milovich as well as many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Nick, John, George, Steve, Pete and Sam, sisters; Mary, Helen, Sophie, Angie, and Jelisavka.

The family was at Mitchell Funeral Home on Saturday, May 17, 2008, from 10-11:30 a.m., graveside services to follow at Mt. View Cemetery, Helper at 12 noon. Friends were welcome at Mitchell's daily from 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Shriners Hospital for Children in memory of Mike may be sent to: The Shriners Hospital for Children, Fairfax Road at Virginia Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84103

John David Curtis

John David Curtis, 67, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2008 in Kooskia, Idaho.

Born Aug. 9, 1940 to Harmon W. Curtis and Lalue Virginia Jernigan Curtis in Price, Utah and lived in Wellington, Utah until he joined the Army.

He is survived by his siblings: Arvie L. (Evett) Lewis, Charles S. Lewis, Alice C. Minnick, and Dorothy C. Rudd.

Preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services were held Monday, May 19, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Wellington City Cemetery. There was a viewing that same day from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price. Services were in the care of Fausett Mortuary.

Doug Tucker

PRICE-Douglas W. Tucker, age 54, passed away May 16, 2008 in Price.

He was born Sept. 28, 1953 in Price, Utah to Wallace Orson and Pauline Averett Tucker.

Doug enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, walking around town, and enjoying a cold one with his buddies.

He is survived by his mother, Pauline Tucker, Price; brothers, Randy Scott (Heidi) Tucker, Provo, William Kip Tucker, Salt Lake City; sister, Pamela T. Fullmer, Price; best friends, Perry Sandoval and Bert Huff; and many cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, and a sister, Balinda Tucker.

Private family services were held under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

Kathy Jean Olsen Hotchkiss

ELMO-Kathy Jean Olsen Hotchkiss returned to Heavenly Father after a long battle with cancer on May 13, 2008. She was born Dec. 18, 1950 to John and Betty Olsen, West Jordan, Utah. She married George Hotchkiss in 1981.

Kathy graduated from Bingham High School in 1969 and went on to become a hair stylist plus other occupations including microfilm technician and accounting. Kathy loved to bowl, go camping, fishing, and loved to travel.

Kathy loved her family and friends; she was the one person that put a smile on your face at all times. Kathy had to opportunity to see the world from New York to Hawaii. She also was able to go on two cruises, the Mexican Riviera and the Caribbean Puerto Rico with her husband, mother, brother and sister-in-law.

She loved being outdoors and a sun worshiper, and lived her life one day at a time having too much fun. Kathy loved her mom and dad and always expressed how much she wanted to be with them. Well, the time has come and we all know she is in a better place and not in any more pain.

Kathy is survived by son Lance Beal, husband George Hotchkiss, brother Larry Olsen, sister Janice Pierce (Jack), sister Linda Cabrales (Caesar), great friend Pamula, and many nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by father John Olsen, mother Betty Olsen, two nephews and nieces Jami Olsen and Cody Dumas.

A viewing was held May 16, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. at Goff Mortuary, 8090 South State Street, Midvale, Utah. Funeral services were held at Goff Mortuary May 17, 2008 at Noon. Family and friends called one hour prior to services. Interment in the West Jordan cemetery. Online guest book at

Andy Douros

PRICE-Andrew Douros, age 80, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2008 in Price, Utah with his loving wife and family by his side.

He was born on Nov. 27, 1927 in Kenilworth, Utah to Gust and Cressy Kastrnakis Douros.

Married Reva LaRae Christensen, Sept. 15, 1950 in Price.

Andy was well liked for his friendly personality and his devotion to others. He was a longtime resident of Carbon County where he worked as a coal miner, salesman and operated a mining cable business. He raised and sold sheep and other animals, and shared a vast knowledge of horses.

Andy and his wife owned and operated a caf�, where he was well known till this day for his famous "Lamb Stew." He loved to hunt, fish, and tie beautiful fly fishing flies. He will always be remembered for the "Big Brooks" which he caught while night fishing on the Boulder Mountains.

Survived by his loving wife, Reva; one son and three daughters, Andy L. Douros, Danielle (Dea R.) Thayn, Nancy Weber and Abraham Tannous, Elaine (Dale) Henker; brother, Tony (Cathy) Douros; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his parents, two brother and one sister.

Funeral service, Monday, May 19, 2008, 11 a.m., Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Price. Trisagion service, Sunday evening 7 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home, where friends were welcome daily. Family was at Mitchell's Sunday and Monday one hour prior to services. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery, Price.

Owen Boyd Hunt

CASTLE DALE�Owen Boyd Hunt passed away unexpectedly at his home on May 17, 2008, due to a three-year battle with kidney disease. He was born in Dragerton, Utah to Arel and LaRue Hunt on April 15, 1945.

Owen grew up in Green River and enjoyed spending time fishing, hunting and spending time with his grandfather, George Seely. He worked for many summers with his uncle Boyd growing watermelons.

He graduated from Green River High School in 1963. After graduating, he attended technical school in Denver, majoring in drafting. He lived on the Marshall Islands working as a fireman.

He met Vickie Elaine Price in the summer of 1970. They were married in Castle Dale on Oct. 2, 1970. While married, Owen was employed at many jobs. He worked as a coal miner for 15 years. The job that he loved the most was driving a truck. He worked for Barney Trucking for 10 years.

Owen was an avid golfer and loved to play whenever possible. He would teach anyone to play golf, who was willing to learn. He loved to hunt, fish, shoot guns and woodworking.

He also liked to work on cars and race them. When he became ill in 2004, he had to watch golf and the things that he enjoyed on television.

Owen was always quick to help someone in need. If there was ever a friend in need, he was the first to help. He loved to B.S. and was willing to talk with anyone who would listen.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Vickie; two sons, Boyd Hunt and George Hunt all of Castle Dale; two daughters, Bonnie Hunt of Ogden, Alice (Gary) Wadley of Lawrence; "Grandpa's Angel" and grandson, Dallas Hunt, mother, LaRue Seely-Hunt of Green River; brothers Max (Brenda) Hunt, Russell (Arla) Hunt, Lynn (Patty) Hunt, Don Hunt; sister Fern (James) Garner and his special friend, Spot.

He is preceded in death by his father Arel, both grandparents and nephew Addison Hunt.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Castle Dale LDS Stake Center. A viewing will be held from 9-10:45 a.m. prior to the services at the church. Interment will be in the Castle Dale City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to be made to Primary Children's Hospital.

Mary Sherman

HUNTINGTON - Mary Sherman, age 100, died May 13, 2008 in her home in Huntington, Utah. She was born Sept. 8, 1907 in Cleveland, Utah to Joseph Pringle and Maria White. She married Joel Glain Sherman on April 25, 1925 in Castle Dale, Utah; their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS temple.

Mary was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She taught Primary, was a visiting teacher, and served in many other capacities for the church.

Some of her hobbies included: knitting, crocheting, quilting, and sewing. She learned the value of hard work while living on her family farm in Cleveland, Utah, where she was one of five children. For 40 years, she worked the library on wheels for the Carbon and Emery County school district, and was a member of the Huntington Senior Citizen band. She was a loving person who always cared for others.

She is survived by her children: Zelma Burdett of Globe, Ariz., Joseph Sherman of Cleveland, Utah, Ruby Lapp of Salt Lake City, Utah, Earl (Connie) Sherman of Ogden, Utah, Marie Williams of Carlsbad, N.M., Arland Sherman of Huntington, Utah, Keith Sherman of Ogden, Utah, Louise Heiniger of Ogden, Utah, Shirlene Hammonds of Virginia, Lynn (June) Sherman of Huntington and Richard (Betty) Sherman of Huntington; 78 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughters in-laws; Thelma Sherman and Shirley Sherman; son-in-laws: James Williams, Fred Hammonds and Ted Burdett; two sisters; two brothers; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; and one great-grandson.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Huntington LDS Stake Center (240 North Main.) Viewing was Friday, May 16, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary (720 North Center - Castle Dale, Utah) and on Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment was in the Huntington City Cemetery. Services were in the care of Fausett Mortuary.

Allan David Patterson

With his wife and family by his side, Allan David Patterson, 79, passed away on May 17, 2008, at the home of his son in Enterprise, Ala., after having suffered a stroke.

Allan was born Oct. 2, 1928 in Leland, Utah to David Archibald Patterson and Nellie Elizabeth Stone. He grew up on a small farm in Salem, Utah.

The first time he saw Lois Barnett--"that gorgeous redhead"-- he fell in love. She was engaged to someone else but he didn't let that stop him. He married Lois sixweeks later, April 12, 1954, in the Manti LDS Temple. They celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary last month.

Their mutual devotion to the gospel of Jesus Christ, to the LDS church, to family and friends has been a great influence for good in countless lives.

Allan graduated from Spanish Fork high school in 1946; he then served two years in the Central States LDS mission. He received his Bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and Master's from Long Beach State in elementary education.

He held many church callings over the years, but his favorite was probably ward clerk, where he could meticulously check and recheck every number.

Allan worked as a teacher and administrator of elementary education at schools in California, Samoa, and Utah. He never much cared for administration but as a teacher, he regularly doubled students' expected reading growth. He also taught in the education department at Southern Utah University and published several textbooks.

He worked for many years in mining and construction, and kept a garden and orchard large enough to help feed eight children as well as many neighbors.

He could build anything and enthusiastically taught his children countless skills and the value of hard physical labor. It has been rumored (truthfully) that he was so cheap that after the yard got toilet papered, he made his children gather and reuse the tissue. One Christmas he announced that he would demonstrate the new pogo stick--he fell off on the third bounce and broke his leg.

After retirement, Allan immersed himself in his true passion, genealogy.� He was very proud of his Scottish heritage. He collects pelicans, the symbol on the Patterson family crest.

Together he and Lois served missions to the Genealogical Libraries in New York, N.Y. and in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He didn't have much time for hobbies or similar gobbledygook, but he did love John Wayne, Myth Busters, and a good Tom Clancy novel. He frequently called his granddaughters "Twinkle Toes", asked his grandchildren what flavor their thumbs tasted, and liked to tease them about the Happy Easter Pig and other nonsensical fairy tales, just to get them riled up.�

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Keith and Glenn Rice, and sisters Beth (John) Jensen and Iris (Lamar) Phillips.

His family includes his wife Lois Barnett and their eight children:� Erik Patterson of Tampa, Fla.; Brenda (Jeff) Worthen of Green River, Wyo.; Scott (Shawn) Patterson of Spring Creek, Nev.; Brian (Belinda) Patterson of Enterprise, Ala.; Craig (Shaundi) Patterson of South Jordan, Utah; Todd (DeAnn) Patterson of Green River, Wyo.; Julia (Curt) Russell of Springville, Utah; and Lisa (Nyle) Butterworth of Boise, Idaho;�their 24 grandchildren: Brev, Shad, Josie, Kennedy, James, Tamara, Stacy, Jacob, Mitch, Brett, Brock, Aleah, Alex, Kaitlyn, Emily, Porter, Kirsti, Leslie, Laura, Seth, Danielle, Nya, Ily, and Dax; and their four great-grandchildren: Spencer, Maddie, Conner, and Alexis, and two babies due this summer.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2008 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale, Utah. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 23, 2008 at 3 p.m. with a viewing at 2 p.m. at the Castle Dale Stake Center (33 East Main Street), followed by an open house at the Patterson home, from 7-8 p.m. Interment will be Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 11 a.m. in the Salem, Utah Cemetery (965 South 130 East). In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the LDS Church's Perpetual Education Fund. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary.

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