EAST CARBON-Carl Maggio, age 87, passed away in Provo, Utah on July 19, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Chandler, Colo. on March 15, 1921 to Concezio and Frances Maggio.
He attended schools in that area and graduated from Canon City High School in 1939.
On July 29, 1940, he married Wilma Fry, their marriage was blessed at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in East Carbon on Dec. 24, 1952.
Carl worked 40 years in the coal mines and was a retired member of United Mine Workers of America Local #9958. During that time period he and his family owned and operated a furniture store, service station and coal yard.
He spent two years in the U.S. Air Corps during World War II. In 1979, he retired and enjoyed 29 years of retirement. He loved traveling, camping, fishing, hunting, gardening, and especially loved spending time with his family. He had a great sense of humor and liked to laugh, joke and have a good time. He will be greatly missed by those who loved him.
Carl was an active member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church for 56 years where he performed many services. In the 1950s he was a sponsor for the Catholic Youth Organization and helped send a group of youth to the National CYO Convention in Buffalo, N.Y.
He served for several years on the parish council, and was a lector and member of the church choir. He worked diligently for several months to earn his certificate as a religion teacher, he loved teaching and taught for several years. He also served as a CCD coordinator for two years after the departure of the Nuns from the parish.
Survived by his wife, Wilma, East Carbon; four children, Connie (Dwain) Driggs, Green River, Wyo.; David (Shelly) Maggio, East Carbon, Utah; Paul (Sue) Maggio, Cedar City, Utah; Tammy (Allan) Wilson, Green River, Wyo.; daughter-in-law, Phyllis Maggio, Green River, Wyo.; 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, special friends, Ricky (Carol) Callor, Boise, Idaho; and their family. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Richard; two sisters Annie and Sue.
Funeral Mass, Wednesday, July 23, 2008, 10 a.m., Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Vigil service Tuesday evening 7 p.m. at the church in East Carbon. Family will be at the church Tuesday and Wednesday one hour prior to services. Friends are welcome at Mitchell Funeral Home Daily. Committal service, Valley View Cemetery, Sunnyside.