HELPER- Our loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend, Emery Francis Weber, age 73, passed away Feb. 15, 2008 in his home.
He was born Oct.6, 1934 in Isabella, Okla. to Emery Hal and Marjorie Blake Weber. He was the second of four children born in the family home attached to the filling station that his father operated.
Married Jerry Eastin they later divorced. They have two children, four granddaughters and one grandson.
Emery graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from the University of Kansas in 1960, and was a lifelong Jayhawks fan. He worked for many years for the US Geological Survey, surveying for topographical maps from the Canadian to the Mexican border, and in a number of large information processing businesses.
While living in New Mexico after retirement, he started working at Wal-Mart to keep himself busy. In 2005 he moved to Helper, and again started working for Wal-Mart in the electronics department until his passing. A radio enthusiast almost from birth, with a stockpile of parts always at hand, Emery always had an interest in electronics, computers, and tech gadgets. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. We will forever feel his loss.
Survived by his son, Gary (Bobbi) Weber, Riverton; daughter, Pam (Ken) Duckworth, Tulsa, Okla.; brother, Ivan (Linda) Weber, Salt Lake City; sister, Carol Jones, Mulberry Fla.; uncle, Phil Blake, Wichita Kan.; former wife, Jerry Weber, Jamestown, Colo.; grandchildren, Andrew Weber, Elizabeth (Clark), Ashley (Sean), Jennifer, and Savanna; many nieces, nephews, close friends, and extended family.
Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Betty Abbot.
His son Gary would like to extend a special thanks to Vivian and Bob Teny of Price, and Irene and Bill VanSoelen of Helper for taking him into their families and giving him comfort.
A family memorial will be held this summer in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price.
PRICE- Neesha Kay Thorsen Lee, age 45, passed away suddenly February 22, 2008 in Price after a lengthy battle with health problems.
She was born November 16, 1962 in Provo, Utah to James Kenneth and Gwen Brasher Thorsen.
She married Scott C. Lee, March 16, 1989 in Elko, Nevada.
Neesha's greatest love was for her family, and she cherished the wonderful memories that she shared with her husband, children and grandchildren. Everyone will miss her wonderful sense of humor and her sisters will miss the fun times they shared. She enjoyed family gatherings, camping, barbeques, and working on the computer. Neesha loved angels and was constantly intrigued with paranormal and supernatural events.
"Neesha we love you, and will miss all the joy and happiness brought us."
Survived by her loving husband, Scott Lee, Price; one daughter and three sons, Toni Jaramillo, Wellington, Tracey (Misty) Olsen, Tyler Lee, Travis Lee, all of Price; granddaughters Tyrca and Cerenity; four sisters, Deanne (Dale) Ashton, Lehi, Becky (Larry) Fox, Orem, Jolene Hamouri, Lehi, Karla (Gordon) Hall, Price; and a special sister, Sherri Thorsen, Price; and a loving step-father, Virgil Engvall, Carbonville; special friend, Debbie Zele, Price.
Neesha was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Karen Seevers; brother, Rocky Thorsen; and mother-in-law, Cora Lee.
Funeral service, Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Monday evening from 6-7 p.m. and Tuesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery, Price.
Charles F. Force, born in Lake Charles, La. died quietly at home on Feb. 4. 2008 after a brief illness.
Charlie was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He served in the Navy during World War II aboard the USS Lauderdale, he trained racehorses, he was an artist, he taught school, and he had a farm for more than 20 years.
Charlie was a master storyteller collecting friends every place he lived and from all walks of life,. He loved nothing more than to get together with friends to share laughter, a few beers, songs on the guitar and tall tales.
His family and friends were deeply cherished.
He leaves behind his wife Genevieve with who he shared 44 years; his children Owen Force of Seattle, Wash., Pamela (Randy) Orwin of Silverdale, Wash., and Karen (Manny) Ibanez of Price, Utah; and his grandchildren Paige, Craig, and Hagen Orwin and Veronica and Gabriel Ibanez.
A memorial mass will be held at the Mission San Rafael in Huntington on June 27 at 11 a.m.
HELPER-Our loving brother-in-law, uncle, neighbor and longtime friend, Daniel Victor "Naz" Giordano, age 73, passed away suddenly February 23, 2008 at home while clearing snow.
He was born March 4, 1934 in Helper, Utah to Angelo and Helen Verde Giordano.
Naz married his sweetheart Betty Lou Anderson on September 22, 1962 in Helper, she passed away on April 3, 1994. Naz and Betty were blessed with a loving son Michael Giordano who passed away unexpectedly on November 23, 2002.
He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and Stella D'America Italian Lodge # 77 of Helper. Graduate of Carbon High School Class of 1952. Served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict as a military police officer. After returning from the service, Naz began working in Helper for D&RGW, and eventually ended up retiring from the IPP.
He was active in baseball in the area, where he played for the American Legion and Helper Merc in the semi-pro industrial league. He loved to cook and bake, and he shared many of his dishes with family and friends. For the past several years his constant companions were his two little dogs Morgan and Chelsey.
"We love you Uncle Naz and you'll be forever in our hearts."
Survived by his sister-in-law, Lois Giordano, Helper; nieces, Kathy (Don) Fausett, Helper, Sandy Funcannon, Tucson, Ariz, Mona (Paul) Jaramillo, Price, Judy (Darin) Olson, Helper; brother-in-law, Stanley Anderson; and many loving great nieces and nephews; special friends, Karlo Kuru, Julie and Butch Crandall, and Brian Taskar.
Naz was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Betty; son, Michael; and brother John Giordano.
Funeral Mass, Wednesday, February 27, 2008, 10:30 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, with the Vigil service beginning at 10 a.m. at the church in Helper. Friends are invited to a visitation Tuesday evening from 6-7 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home. Committal service, Mt. View Cemetery, Helper.
December 7, 1946 - February 24, 2008
Life is short love is sweet and death comes to us all.
When the time had come and the time was short, you did not check or stall.
You covered the ground, being a man to always cross the wall!
Across the wall and giving all, holding you family close at hand.
For to never shirk nor ever quit can be more precious than any life,
And for that you are a man.
A man among men both family and friend, with love and honor, we will meet again.
To you I say, you're the idol of man.
Love, your family, and always
A viewing will be held Saturday, March 1, 2008 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary (680 East 100 South - Price, Utah.) Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary.
FERRON/PRICE-Our loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandma, Donna Bryan Wallace, passed away peacefully February 22, 2008, at the age of 87.
She was born September 30, 1920 in Ferron, Utah to Clinton and Reva Rasmussen Bryan.
She married James Thomas Wallace, May 12, 1943 in Kenilworth, Utah; he passed away January 5, 1980.
Donna was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was a longtime resident of Emery and Carbon counties where she was a teacher for many years. Donna always enjoyed a good hand of cards with the girls, and she anxiously awaited her bus trips to Mesquite and Wendover. She loved family outings, barbeques, and spending time with her loved ones.
Survived by her three daughters and their spouses, Colleen (Larry) Davis, Spring Glen, Joan (Bob) Coli, Arizona, Laurey (Scott) Herzog, Price; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Bryan, Price;four grandchildren, Michael Davis, Lisa (Travis) Wilberg, Shane (Amy) Herzog, Nick Wallace; five great-grandchildren, Tony, Kayla, Marissa, Zoie, and Caulen.
She was preceded in death by her son, Tome E. Wallace; one brother and two sisters.
A celebration of Donna's life will be held, Wednesday, February 27, 2008, at Mitchell Funeral Home. The family welcomes friends to join them for a visitation beginning at 9 a.m., followed by a sharing of memories starting at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the Ferron City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home.
PRICE - Vera Elizabeth Finley, our loving wife, mom, grandmother, sister, and wonderful friend to all who knew her, passed away due to complications of pneumonia, after a very courageous battle on February 22, 2008.
Vera was born on February 27, 1921 in Brigham City, Utah to John and Dora Rolph, where her mother taught school for several years. Prior to that time, her mother taught school in Star Valley, Wyoming. Vera, along with her mother moved from Brigham City to Emery County and settled in Castle Dale, Utah where her mother taught school again. Vera attended grade school and high school there before she accepted a scholarship to Snow College. There, she studied hard, learned shorthand and became a legal secretary. She was employed by the law firm of Romney and Nelson in Salt Lake and later, the law office of Frandsen and Jensen in Price, Utah.
She married her sweetheart Max Finley on October 17, 1942, just a few months before Max was inducted to the Army during World War II and was sent to the battlefields of France and Germany. After nearly 2 Ã¯Â¿Â½ years, he returned to his cherished love and they made their home in Hiawatha and then in Price.
Vera was passionate about the beauty in life, especially that beauty created by Mother Nature in the nearby Alpine areas, where she loved to spend her free hours studying the beautiful landscapes. Remembering the beauty she found there, she painted oil landscapes which now bless the homes of her family.
She loved flowers, both wild and tame. They were her treasures. She studied each variety carefully and could name many with their Latin names. With this enthusiasm, she and her husband produced a wonderful wildflower book that has become well known and is placed in hundreds of homes and used often in schools. "Wildflowers of Castle Country," has been a great success for her. Her gift to all of us was the beautiful roses she grew in her several flower gardens. We believe she loved roses more than any other wild or tame flower.
Above all else, she loved raising her cherished children. Her life was complete, she often said, when she became the mother of twins, Stanton and Shannon, and then later, Randall. She raised them to love life, as she did, to be energetic, hard working, and kind, loving persons. She was always so involved with the many activities that her children and grandchildren were involved in and loved to be part of the important things in their lives.
She loved her church work, including, working and teaching in Relief Society and teaching Primary. She belonged to the Carbon County Historical Society and the Utah Historical Society because of her love of local history. She lived through a Great and Remarkable Generation. She was the "Lady of the Greatest Generation," selling World War II bonds. She sold a great number of these. She was also a great comfort to the families of those who lost their loved ones in the war.
Vera was a wonderful friend to many people and was devoted to helping them any way she could.
Vera's work here on earth is complete and she has gone to join Heavenly Father and prepare a way for her family. She is survived by her sweetheart, Max R. Finley; three children, Stanton Finley, Shannon (Gail) Hamilton, and Randall (Jill) Finley; a sister, Helen (Kirk) Snow; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank our family doctor and his staff for their help and the nurses and attendants at the hospital and Parkdale Care Center.
This poem expresses her heartfelt thoughts, which she knows to be true: "Across the years I will walk with you in deep green forests; on shores of sand, and when our time on earth is through in Heaven too, you will have my hand."
Funeral Services will be held Wed., February 27, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Price LDS 4th Ward Chapel (545 East 400 North - Price, Utah.) A viewing will be Tuesday, February 26, 2008 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price with a viewing one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Cliffview Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Utah Historical Society (801-533-3500 / 300 South Rio Grande Street - Salt Lake City, Utah 84101.)
MAYFIELD / CASTLE DALE - Earl Jeffs, age 89, died Feb. 19, 2008 in Mayfield, Utah. He was born July 30, 1918 to Elmer Jeffs and Hilma A. Frandsen in Castle Dale, Utah. He is survived by his two sisters, Arlene Callahan of Castle Dale, Utah, and Ruth M. Christiansen of Manti, Utah. Funeral Services will be held Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 at 12 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary (720 North Center - Castle Dale, Utah,) with a viewing one-hour prior to the service at the mortuary. Interment will be in the Castle Dale City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary.