PRICE/SALT LAKE CITY-Hildegard Kaehl Winter, age 90, passed away Aug. 27, 2004 in Price. She was born Sept. 28, 1913 in Stettin, Pommerania, Germany to Ernst August and Karolina Fredericke Beckman Boelter. She was a second generation member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the faith that saw her through many hardships and heartaches that accompanied the Saints of her beloved Germany during WWII. She married Wilhelm Kaehl Jan,. 21, 1941. He lost his life during the fighting near what is now St. Petersburg, Oct. 3, 1943, leaving Hildegard to care for herself and their infant son. After the war, the two of them emigrated to the U.S. and made their home in the Salt Lake area. She then married Ernst J. Winter who also preceded her in death.
Hildegard supported herself and her son working hard with her hands, doing primarily domestic work, though most of her days were filled with toil, she never pursued much in the way of worldly possessions, but laid up for herself treasures in Heaven where now her hands can, at long last, rest.
She is survived by her son Juergen and his wife Ramona Kaehl of Price, two granddaughters and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, all her brothers and sisters and two husbands.
Funeral services will be held Tues. Aug. 31, 2004 at 11 a.m. in the Douglas LDS Chapel, located at 721 South 1200 East in Salt Lake City. Friends called Monday evening at Fausett Mortuary in Price, and will be able to call one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the Cliffview Cemetery at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.
PRICE - Eleanor Forsyth Leetham, age 87, passed away Aug. 25, 2004 at Castleview Hospital in Price.
She was born June 8, 1917 in Provo, to Grover Cleveland and Emma Eleanora Dahlquist Forsyth. She married John Leonard Leetham April 30, 1937 in Provo. Eleanor was a longtime resident of Provo and graduate of Provo High School Class of 1935. Member of the LDS church and resident of Price since 1970. She was a member of the Union Pacific Old Timers Club of Provo and the Good Sam's Club of Price.
In her earlier years, Eleanor enjoyed bowling and playing softball. Her hobbies included sewing, crocheting, crosswords and years of scrapbooking. She will be dearly missed by her family and many longtime friends. Survived by husband John, "Whitey" Leetham, Price; daughter, Joyce (Dixon) Corry, Henderson, Nev.; sons, John Wayne (Lynda) Leetham, Fort Collins, Colo.; Jay Leonard (Valoie) Leetham, Moab; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; sisters, Alfa and Wanda; and brothers, Claude; Grover C. Jr. and Marion.
Funeral service Fri., Aug. 27, 2 p.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home. Family was at Mitchell's Friday one hour prior to services. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery.
CASTLE DALE-John Lester Jorgensen of Castle Dale, passed away Aug. 29, 2004 at Castleview Hospital in Price surrounded by his family. He was born April 16, 1926 to James Lester Jorgensen and Adela Caroline Seely in Mt. Pleasant. He was the oldest of six children and was raised on the Jorgensen Ranch southeast of Castle Dale. His childhood years were spent on the ranch and on the mountain herding sheep with his family. He graduated from South Emery High in May 1944 and enlisted in the Navy serving as a Gunner's Mate First Class until 1946. In the summer of 1946 he was called to the Copenhagen, Denmark Mission to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He returned in January 1949 and enrolled at the University of Utah, majoring in history.
In 1950, he met Yvonne Thomas of Salt Lake City and they were married June 8, 1951 in the Salt Lake Temple. He graduated from the University of Utah in1953, receiving a Master's degree in Education Administration in 1955. He was employed by the Carbon and Emery school districts for 33 years. He was the principal of Cottonwood Elementary from 1973 to 1975 and principal of Castle Dale Elementary from 1976 until his retirement in 1987. He served as mayor of Castle Dale City from 1958-1962 and on the city council from 1962-1970. He served as bishop of the Castle Dale Ward from 1968-1976 and subsequently served on the Stake High Council for 18 years. In 1989, he was called to work in the Manti Temple and in 1995 he was called with his wife to serve in the New Jersey, Cherry Hill Mission, returning in 1996. His loves and interests were temple work, family history, gardening, riding to the farm, spending time with his brothers and grandchildren. He also had a great love for his country.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Joseph Carlton, his wife and his grandson, Benjamin John Fuller. He is survived by his siblings, Allen Gale, Theron Don, Shirley Lena Christensen of Flowell, and Justus Ray; his children, Elizabeth Fuller (Dennis), of Castle Dale, Anne Adele Coleman (Maurice) of Batavia, Ill; Shelley Baum (Alan) of Ashton, Idaho; Jennifer Fauver, (James) of Orangeville; John T. (Rebecca), Sara and Joshua (Stacy) all of Salt Lake City.
He is also survived by 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandsons. There will be a viewing on Sept. 1 from 6-8 p.m. at the Castle Dale Stake Center. A viewing one hour prior to services will begin at 11 a.m. Funeral services will be held at the Castle Dale Stake Center at noon on Sept. 2. Burial in the Castle Dale Cemetery.
WELLINGTON - Walter Joseph Strey, a resident of Wellington, for the last 30 years, passed away Thur. Aug. 26.
Walter was born on the family homestead March 12, 1918 near what was Gibson, Mont. His parents, Paul Martin Strey and Martha Michalak Strey immigrated to the United States from West Prussia and Poland.
In his early years, Walter worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps in Washington and Montana and was a cattle rancher in Montana before serving in the US Navy during WWII. Later he became a master carpenter helping to build the Air Force Academy, NORAD Command Center and buildings at the summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado.
Walter is preceded in death by his mother and father, daughter Jenna Vee Strey, and sons David Strey and Darrell Strey as well as brothers Lawrence Strey and Stanley Strey, and sisters Frances Strey and Sofia McMillen.
Walter is survived by his son Martin Strey, grandsons Kevin Strey, Mark (Tanya) Strey, Stephen Strey, Jason Strey and Patrick Strey and granddaughters Dawn (Randy) Dawsey, Jody (Robin) Panattoni, Michelle Strey, Desiree Strey, Courtney Strey and Rachel (Alphonso) Crispi as well as many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Walter was a loving father and grandfather. Though he never knew most of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren he loved them all and wondered about them often.
GREEN RIVER-Born to Col. Fred A. and Florence Dunham in Rifle, Colo. on July 30, 1928
Died peacefully at home in Green River on Aug. 26, 2004
Born to a ranching and military family, Gene acquired a passion for both. He served in World War II and the Korean War, after which he spent his lifetime as a farmer and rancher. His love for ranching and cattle brought him to Green River in the 50s where he purchased the Ruby Ranch. He spent the next 39 years developing and operating the ranch where his six children (and many extras) were raised. During the uranium boom, he and his family operated S & M Sales Company, which supplied the uranium industry throughout the Colorado Plateau. Later he expanded into the melon business where he enjoyed meeting and visiting with many people. Gene's life was full of adventure. His early antics included driving his military jeep from Alaska to Panama, orchestrating the first motor boat races down the Green River, and skiing at Aspen on wooden skis, reaching speeds of nearly 80 miles per hour.
He served in numerous leadership positions, including commander of the American Legion, Past Master of Orient Lodge, over 30 years on the Green River Soil Conservation District Board, twice as President of the Southeastern Utah Cattlegrowers Assoc., Vice president of the Utah Cattlemen's Assoc., and President of the Melon Buster Square Dancers.
He is survived by his wife Nancy, children Kirk (Paula) Dunham, Kresha (Blair) Eastman, Chris Dunham, Gayna (Daniel) Salinas, Kerry (Curtis) Rozman, Kelly (Thomas) Quinn, and eight grandchildren; sister Patricia Voneiff of Dallas Texas, brother George (Lynn) Dunham of Grand Junction, Colo.
He will be missed by all.
Memorial Service Aug. 31, 2004 at 1 p.m. at the Green River City Park
In lieu of flowers please send contributions to: The Shriners Hospital for Children Fairfax Rd @ Virginia St SLC, UT 84103
HELPER - Helen Tsuyako Amano Matsuda, age 79, passed away Aug. 29, 2004 in Price.
Born Feb. 27, 1925 in Helper, to Katsusaku and Masa Amano. She married Harold Matsuda on April 22, 1948 in Helper; he died Jan. 31, 2003.
Lifelong resident of Carbon County, where she owned and operated Quality Cleaners in Price with her husband, Harold. She was well known for her excellence in sewing and alterations, customer service, and diligence to detail. Helen loved her children, grandchildren, associations with friends (new and old), traveling, gardening, and taking pictures. Her generosity, humility of self, and thoughtfulness of others will be long remembered.
Survived by sons, David Matsuda, Helper; Bryon (Laurel) Matsuda, Tucson, Ariz.; grandson, Luke Matsuda, Espanola, N.M.; granddaughters, and Rebecca and Carli Matsuda, Longmont, Colo. Preceded in death by husband, Harold.
Funeral service Thurs., Sept. 2, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main, Price. Family will be at Mitchell's Wednesday evening, 6-7:30 p.m., and Thursday one hour prior to services. Interment, Price City Cemetery.