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Dorothy Kay

MURRAY/PRICE-Our beloved mother, "Mommy Kay", "YiaYia", sister, aunt and longtime friend, Dorothy Kay, age 81, passed away peacefully, June 4, 2008 at her daughter's home in Palm Desert, California.

She was born October 25, 1926 in Mohrland, Utah to Paul Harry and Foto Lambrinos Liapis.

Married her beloved, Delbert Leroy Kay, Jr., March 27, 1948 in Elko, Nevada; he passed away on July 8, 1984. Married Parley McCleve, in Salt Lake City, he passed on September 28, 2000.

Member of the Greek Orthodox Church. Dorothy was a kind, loving, and generous natured woman who deeply loved children, her family and friends and often showed them through her fantastic Greek cooking. She had a flare for elegance and style that made her one of downtown SLC's most infamous beauticians for over 50 years. She shined her love and light unto all she came in contact with and will be remembered for eternity.

Survived by her daughter, Kathleen Kay Romney, Palm Desert, CA; three grandchildren, Atheena Romney-Qur'an and her husband Othman Qur'an, Joshua Tree, CA, Rick B. Romney, Palm Desert, CA, Tiffany Kay Romney, San Francisco, CA; two-great-grandchildren, Khalid and Jorian Romney-Qur'an; sisters, Sylvia (John) Platis, Sandy, Helen Maxfield, Murray; sister-in-law, Alberta Liapis, Bullhead City, AZ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, George, Harry and Pete Liapis; and sister-in-law, Ann Liapis.

Funeral service, Saturday, June 14, 2008, 2:00 p.m., Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Price, Utah. Trisagion service, Friday evening 7:00 p.m., Deseret Mortuary, 36 East 700 South, S.L.C. Family will be at Deseret Mortuary in S.L.C. Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. and at Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main Street in Price on Saturday afternoon from 12:30 -1:30 p.m. Interment, Price City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions to the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church are greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price.

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Clara Martinez

PRICE-Clara Minnie Trujillo Martinez, age 72, passed away peacefully in her sleep, June 6, 2008 at her home.

She was born August 12, 1935 in Montrose, Colorado to Ruben and Georgia Salazar Trujillo.

Married Henry Martinez, February 12, 1953 in Montrose, Colorado.

Clara was a member of the Catholic Church. She loved to cook, read, and just relax and enjoy the sunshine. Her greatest gift was her family, and she cherished the memories she shared with them.

Survived by her loving husband, Henry Martinez, Price; five sons, Tim, Martin, Russell, Karim Martinez, all of Salt Lake City; Xavier Martinez, Las Vegas; and her one and only daughter MaLis Zaharias, Salt Lake City; brother and sister, Pat Trujillo, Beatrice Ulibarri, both of Salt Lake City; 14 loving grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her parents, and oldest son, Thomas Martinez.

Memorial Mass, Wednesday, June 11, 2008, 10:00 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church, 190 North Carbon Ave. Family will receive friends at the church Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price.

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Max Hunt

WELLINGTON-Max Clark Hunt age 64 of Wellington, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2008 in Provo, Utah due to complications following surgery. Max was born Oct. 2, 1943 in Price, Utah to Arel Max and LaRue Seely Hunt.

Max grew up in Salt Lake City and Green River. He graduated from Green River High School, where he participated in track and field as a pole vaulter. Following High School he served his country in the United States Marines, during Vietnam War.

Max married Brenda Marie Williams on Nov. 16, 1992 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Max was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He worked in numerous professions throughout his life including, pipe fitter, heat and air and most recently before retirement, Max worked as a cab driver.

Max enjoyed working in the outdoors, be it in his yard or garden. He loved hunting, fishing, putting together model cars and was an avid card player. Max will be remembered as a loving son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather.

Max is survived by his wife, Brenda M. Hunt of Wellington; daughter, Sasha Hunt of Wellington; step-daughter Trena Lough of Salt Lake City; four grandchildren; siblings, Russell (Arla) Hunt of East Carbon, Lynn (Patty) Hunt of Afton, Wyo., Fern (James) Garner of Clearfield, and Don Hunt of Layton; sister-in-law; Vickie Hunt of Castle Dale. He was preceded in death by his father, Arel, and brother Owen Hunt.

Funeral services were Monday, June 9, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Wellington LDS Stake Center. A viewing was Sunday, June 8, 2008 at Fausett Mortuary (680 East 100 South, Price) from 6-8 p.m. and on Monday at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment followed at the Elgin Cemetery in Green River. Services were in the care of Fausett Mortuary.

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Vonnie Allred

VERNAL-Vonnie Dea Allred passed away Friday May 30, 2008 at her home. She was born July 13, 1931 to Harold LaVar Atwood and Eunice Marie Overson and raised in Elmo and Consumers.

She married Don Allred Sept. 3, 1949 and the marriage was solemnized in the Manti Temple Jan. 31, 1964. She spent most of her adult life in Cleveland and Huntington, then moved to Vernal about 10 years ago.

She loved singing, playing instruments by ear or with music, sewing and was an excellent seamstress. She liked to create her own patterns and coordinate colors for her quilt tops. She liked beautiful things and loved cooking.

She loved making quilt tops, walking with friends, doing yard work, flowers, birds, and going to the temple. Vonnie was a very active member of the LDS Church. She loved her many church callings.

She had a great sense of humor and loved to associate with others. She was very generous and giving.

She is survived by her sons, Ivan Scott (Irene) Allred, Dick R., (Raelene) Allred, Jed D. (Kim) Allred; daughters, Dawnette (Gregg) Simmons, Ardyth (Marvin) Bell, Vallene Rudd: her very close cousin, Dorothy D. Johnson; 20 grandchildren and around 37 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Sheldon Atwood; son, Troy Allred; grandson, Chad Bell; and a great-granddaughter.

Funeral services were held Wednesday June 4, 2008 at the Huntington LDS Stake Center. Interment was in the Cleveland City Cemetery under the direction of Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

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Tisha Mead

WELLINGTON-Our precious daughter, granddaughter, and sister, Tisha LaDawn Mead, age 20, passed away May 31, 2008.

She was born Jan. 10, 1988 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Lonnie J. Wycherly and Kristy Merlynn Mead.

Tish was a very kind and loving spirit with a beautiful soul. She shared a great love for others, the outdoors, and all sorts of animals. She enjoyed sewing, taking trips in her car, and listening to music. Tish loved spending time with her friends, and she was always the life of the party.

She is survived by her mom and dad, Kristy (Kenny) Hart, West Valley; father, Lonnie Wycherly, Price; sister, Kasondra Dee Hart, brother, Jesse Patrick Hart, both of West Valley; grandparents, Ben (Myrna) Mead, Nine Mile, Gary (Barbara) Hart, Taylorsville, Joyce Cochrane, Price; great-grandma, Fern Mecham, East Carbon; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.

Funeral service, Friday, June 6, 2008, 2 p.m., Wellington LDS Stake Center, 935 East Main Street. Family was at Mitchell Funeral Home Thursday evening from 6-7 p.m. and at the church Friday one hour prior to service.

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Ryan Thayn

WELLINGTON – Ryan Thayn, son of Randy and Loralie Thayn, passed away. Services are pending, under the care of Fausett Mortuary.

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