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Sam Cranford

PRICE-Our loving husband, father, grandfather, and longtime friend, Sam Cranford, age 68, passed away May 22, 2008 at his home in Price.

He was born Jan. 7, 1940 in Huntington, W.V. to Howard Steven and Elsie Mae Tipton Cranford.

Married Mickey L. Jones on June 4, 1960 in Elmo, Utah.

Sam was a member of the Grace Baptist Church of Castle Country. He was a retired member of the U.M.W.A. Deer Creek Local #1769. Sam was a man of his word, he believed in an honest days work, and he worked various other jobs to provide for his family.

Sam enjoyed fishing, sports, and especially watching the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies and Utah Jazz. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Survived by wife, Mickey L. Cranford, Price; three sons, two daughters and spouses, Bill (Joanie) Cranford, Price; Deona (Chuck) Castagna, Price; Russell Cranford, Price; Brenda (Albert) Hughes, Tucson, Ariz.; Jerry Cranford, Price; sister-in-law, Joan Cranford, Price; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-laws.

Preceded in death by his parents, in-laws, sister Betty Jean Williams, brothers Robert, Don and Howard Steven Cranford, grandson Leo Hughes.

Graveside service, Tuesday, May 27, 2008, 10 a.m., Cliffview Cemetery, Price. Family was at Mitchell's Monday evening 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday one hour prior to service.

Terry McKinnon

PRICE- Terry Dale McKinnon passed away peacefully May 19, 2008, while surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Norwood, Colo. on July 5, 1953 to Veldon and Shirley McKinnon.

He moved to Moab with his family in 1963 where he attended school and graduated from Grand County High in 1971.

Terry enjoyed life to the fullest and made many lifelong friends in the Moab area. He was married to Ruthann Wilkinson in 1976 and started his family in 1977.

Terry moved to Price in 1982 where he made a home for his wife and two children, Jeremy and Kelli. They later divorced, and Terry remained in Price. He was later married to Kris Pierce in 1991 and his second son, Jace, was born to this union.

Terry loved his family and his work. His children and grandchildren were his life. He touched many lives and as a baseball coach for his son's teams in the Price area.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and being in the outdoors. He had a great sense of humor, a wonderful smile and a special twinkle in his eye. He will be missed by many.

We love you dad, Jeremy, Kelli, and Jace.

Survived by his children, Jeremy (Jamie) McKinnon; Kelli (Brock) Marchello; Jace McKinnon; mother, Shirley (Keith) Brewer; brother, Gary (Julie) McKinnon, of Moab; sister, Linda Morgan, Lodi, Calif.; five grandchildren, Hagen, Blake, Kyler Marchello, Nolan Mercurio, and Malorie McKinnon, Price.

Preceded in death by his father, Veldon McKinnon; brother, Larry McKinnon; nephews, Cory McKinnon and Justin Holland.

Funeral service, Thursday, May 22, 2008, 10 a.m. Mitchell Funeral Home. Family was at Mitchell's one hour prior to service. Graveside service was at 2 p.m. at the Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Moab.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Terry to Rocky Mountain Care Hospice, 60 East 100 North, Price, Utah 84501.

Kerry Fister

PRICE- Kerry Nick Fister, age 91, passed away May 20, 2008, at home while surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on June 29, 1916 in Spring Glen, Utah to John and Maria Teresa Cortese Nick.

Married Phillip J. Fister, on May 13, 1939 in Price, Utah; he passed away on Dec. 1, 1995.

Kerry grew up in Price, she attended Notre Dame School and graduated from Carbon High School. She was a staunch member of Notre Dame Catholic Church, where she sang along with her sisters, Paulmina, Josie and her niece Sr. Jean Juliano in the choir for many years. They sang for numerous weddings and funerals in churches of all faiths, and in 1994 was honored with the Governor's Award in Arts for their years of dedication.

Mom loved her music and taught herself to play the guitar when she was a teenager. She and her friend, Helen D'Ambrosio sang as "Tex and Ted", the singing cowgirls. They were the first live act on Price's first radio station. She also taught guitar lessons for several years.

Kerry was an excellent cook and baker, and was known all over Carbon and Emery counties for her famous cinnamon rolls.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation to Rocky Mountain Hospice for their loving and tender care.

Kerry is survived by one daughter and two sons, Rose Marie (Roy) Hofer, John (Deborah) Fister, Nick (Alma) Fister, all of Price; four grandchildren, Johnna (Tom) Boyack, Spring Glen, Paul (Tracy) Hofer, Price, Johnny Fister, Lafayette, Calif., Billy Cipponeri, Price; four great-grandchildren, Ashley and Rachel Boyack, Andrea and Danielle Hofer; one sister and two brothers, Paulmina New, Price, Louis (Elaine) Nick, Price, Martin (Charlotte) Nick, San Jose, Calif.; several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters, Mary Juliano, Josephine Copfer and Angelina Bonvicin; and brothers, Frank, Alvin and Serfino Nick.

Funeral Mass, Friday, May 23, 2008, 10 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Vigil service, Thursday evening 7 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family was at Mitchell's Thursday and Friday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Price City Cemetery.

Pelaki Latu

EAST CARBON - Funeral services for Pelaki Latu are tentatively scheduled for May 30 at Mitchell Funeral Home. A complete obituary will appear in the Sun Advocate newspaper in their Thursday paper.


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