J. Lloyd Christensen, age 84, our beloved father, grandfather, and friend, passed away Feb. 7, 2003 in Green River.
He was born July 7, 1918 in Mink Creek, Idaho, the son of Lars Henry and Serena Hammersmark Christensen.
He married Reana Whitehead June 14, 1940 in the Logan LDS Temple. He loved his family, and was a very good father.
He worked hard on his sheep ranch, and also worked hard on his dairy farm.
He was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a strong testimony of the truthfulness of the restored gospel. He served as Elder's Quorum President, at which time he served a mission in Emporia, Kan. When he returned he was called to be Bishop and later served in the Stake Young Mens Presidency and as Dance Director. He was also a great teacher.
He had a great love for people, and was a peacemaker. He had a very forgiving, grateful heart. He participated in many community endeavors and was very optimistic by nature.
He is survived by Reana, six daughters and three sons: LoRee (Bob) Gang, Portland, Ore.; IvaLou Morgan, Orem; Rhonda (Mack) Low, West Valley City; Sonya (Melvin) Ray, Green River; Paulette (Rick) Edvalson, Eagle, Idaho; Jay (Joyce) Christensen, Pocatello, Idaho; Lee (Sandra) Christensen, Mink Creek, Idaho; Mary Ann (Steve) Benson, Gilbert, Ariz.; John (Mara) Christensen, Inkom, Idaho. He is also survived by 37 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters and one brother, Elma Walker, Bountiful; Valora (Burnice) Mecham, Preston, Idaho; Jewel (Julie) Christensen, Bountiful.
Funeral Services will be held on Feb. 13, 2003 at 11 a.m. in the Mink Creek LDS Church. Friends may call Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home and from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. at the Mink Creek Church Building. Interment will be in the Mink Creek Cemetery.
HELPER - Loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Helen S. Costello, age 79, passed away Feb. 9, 2003 in Price while surrounded by her loving family.
Born April 27, 1923 in Castle Gate, to George and Matilda Tersek Sluga. Married John Costello June 28, 1941 in Helper. He died Feb. 12, 1986.
She attended local schools and graduated from Carbon High School in 1941. Mom was a fun loving, compassionate and giving person only to be stricken with Alzheimer's which robbed her of the last seven years of her life and it left all of us broken-hearted and prevented her from knowing and loving her great-grandchildren. Mom was proud of her Slovenian heritage and ethnic background and was a 50 year member of SNPJ Lodge 689. Stories of her family and early years growing up in Helper were not only entertaining but became meaningful lessons to many. They grew up poor, but rich in love and family commitment. Helen worked for the Carbon County School District as a school lunch worker doing exactly what she loved to do, cook and have fun with her co-workers, faculty and the students.
She was a devoted Catholic and an active member of the St. Anthony's Parish, where she was a member of the Alter Society, and Merry Mix-ups. Helen loved being a member of the Variety Club (a circle of her life-long friends). She loved the holidays, with Halloween being right up there with Christmas and Easter. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her but we are comforted knowing that she is no longer locked up in her frail body, but at peace, never to suffer again.
She is survived by daughters, Jona (Tony) Gonzales, Barbara (Billy) Jewkes, both of Helper; Judy (Darryl) Zaccaria, Kirkland, Wash.; grandchildren, Shane and John Gonzales, Jason, Darren and Desiree Zaccaria, Amy, Rodney and Jeremy Jewkes; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Nathan, Coty, Hutch and Alexis; brothers, Tony and Louie Tonc, both of Helper; sister, Pauline Ahlin, Salt Lake City. Preceded in death by parents; husband; sisters, Tillie, Annie, Julia; and brother, George.
Funeral Mass Wednesday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church. Vigil service Tuesday evening, 7 p.m. at the church in Helper. Family will be at the church Tuesday and Wednesday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.
PRICE - Louie Colosimo, age 73, passed away Feb. 8, 2003 at Castleview Hospital in Price.
Born Sept. 6, 1929 in Morhland, to Anthony and Catherine Oliverio Colosimo. Married the love of his life, Patricia, April 1, 1955 at St. Olaf's Catholic Church by Msgr. Sullivan.
Member of the Catholic Church. Lou devoted his life to public and community service. He served six years on the Price City Council and three terms as mayor. Lifemember of Price Elks Lodge 1550, where he was awarded the Elk's Distinguished Citizenship Award. Member of the Carbon County Club. Lou worked as a car salesman for Redd Motor and Mountain View Motors for 36 years and also drove bus for the Carbon County School District for 20 years. He was awarded the alumni award at the College of Eastern Utah and CEU named the baseball field after him. In 2000, he was the grand marshall of the International Days Parade. His pride and joy was the Peace Garden and he was instrumental in bringing the Dough Boy from Hiawatha to the Price Peace Garden. Following his retirement, Lou continued his important role as a loving husband and devoted father and "Papa."
Survived by wife, Pat Colosimo; three daughters, Sidnee (Robert) Krajnc, Patti (Patrick) O'Neil, both of Price; Kelli (Allen) Nielsen, Huntington; sister, Rose Jackson, Detroit, Mich.; three sisters-in-law, Jennie and Delcine Colosimo, both of Price; Joni (Mike) Orphanakis, Salt Lake City; grandchildren, Mandee, Tiffany, Tyson and Spring; great-grandchildren, Katlynn and Kayden; adopted grandsons, Perry and Chris; and many loving nieces, nephews and a community of friends. Preceded in death by parents; brothers. Sam, John, Joe; sisters, Minnie, Annie and Mary; grandsons, Louis and A.J.
Funeral Mass Thursday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Vigil service Wednesday evening, 7 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Wednesday and Thursday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Price City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Notre Dame Catholic Church or a charity of your choice.
The warmth of your hands and your living smile will be dearly missed, but will be cherished in our hearts forever. Love your family.
FERRON-Eunice Mary Olson Larsen, age 99, returned to her Heavenly Father Feb. 10, 2003 after an extended stay at the Emery County Nursing Home in Ferron.
She was born Oct. 17, 1903 in Moroni to Peter Olof Olson and Jensine Jacobine Nielsen.
She married Reed Ernest Larsen on Feb. 9, 1929 in Price. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. She spent 68 years of married life in Emery.
Eunice graduated from BYU Academy and taught school in Castle Dale and many years in Emery. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
She is survived by her children, Ernest (Francine), Sunset; Clare (Carol), Salt Lake City; Ralph (LaVon), Sandy; and Lora Lee Behling, Midvale; 15 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
The family would like to express thanks and gratitude to the staff of the Emery County Nursing Home for the loving care of our mother and grandmother.
Funeral Services will be Thursday, Feb 13, 2003 at Noon in the Emery LDS Ward Chapel with a viewing one hour prior to the service.
PRICE - Our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and dear friend, George Henry Ceal, age 75, passed away Feb. 8, 2003 in Price.
He was born Oct. 18, 1927 in Center, Texas, to Warren Elmo and Erma Francis Fincher Ceal. Married Dora May Howard Jan. 14, 1948 in Castle Dale.
Dad had a deep love for his family and Jesus. He was a longtime resident of Carbon County, where he was a retired member of the UMWA Horse Canyon Local 8003. George loved to sit on his front porch and watch the children play and visit with his neighbors. He enjoyed the outdoors and listening to country music.
Survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Dora May Ceal; two daughters and two sons, Lenore (James) Pendleton, James (Rose) Ceal, David Ceal, Patsy Jean Pilling, all of Price; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Roberts, Price; Betty Jacks, Oklahoma; sisters-in-law, Vivian Martin, California; Patsy Gragg, Claudia Gragg; special friends, Dennis and Lana Anella, all of Price. Preceded in death by parents; son, Sammy; grandson, Ronnie; sister, Magarette; brothers, Richard, Jack, Vernon and Rayford Ceal.
Funeral service Friday, Feb. 14, 2 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Friday one hour prior to service. Friends are welcome at Mitchell's daily. Interment, Price City Cemetery.