PRICE/SALT LAKE CITY-Our hero, father, grandfather, brother and dear friend Gabriel Ishley, age 90, passed away Oct. 2, 2008 in Salt Lake City.
Our dad was the sixth of 10 children born to Hungarian immigrants John and Mary Ishley in Plains, Penn. on May 25, 1918.
He married Betty Mary Reese, she preceded him in death in 1966. From this marriage they had two children, Gary and Sharon (Bud) Smith. Married Dorothy Delaney, she died in 1968. Later married Hope Nielson, she passed away in 2002.
Our dad was in the mining industry all of his life with MSA and retired from National Mine Service in Price, Utah. In 1961the family moved from Pennsylvania to Price. What a great community. Everyone opened their arms and hearts, welcoming us in their loving and caring ways.
Dad was a member of the Sunset Lodge # 623 in Washington, Penn., where he was also a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason. He was a member of York Rite and a Noble of the Mystic Shrine in the El Kalah Temple.
Survived by his two children, six grandchildren, Gail (Keith) Dawson, Courtney (Rod) Garay, and Ashley Smith; Tom, Tahnee and Terry Yetter; three great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Chandler Dawson and Gizele Garay; step-daughter, Necia (Gene) Erramouspe; four step-grandchildren, Steven (Bambi) Erramouspe, David (Kathleen) Erramouspe, Lori Ann (Bob) Marshall, Alan Nielson; 12 step-great-grandchildren, Jake and Josh Erramouspe, Danny Erramouspe, Raquel and Jacob Marshall, Thomas, Shaun, Chance, Wynter, Althea, Terry Ray, and Jayce; three sisters, Margaret and Emma of Pennsylvania; Rose of Maryland. Preceded in death by a daughter, Gail Beth; step-son, Michael Keith (Elaine) Nielson.
The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to IMC critical care team at Highland Care, and most especially to the entire staff of the Wentworth at Cottonwood Heights for their love and care of our father.
Funeral service, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, 12 noon, Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main Street in Price. The family will be at Mitchell's Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Shriners Hospital for Children, Fairfax and Virginia Street, Salt Lake City 84103 or to a charity of your choice.