HELPER-The matriarch of our family, Adeline M. Elegante, passed away April 9, 2008 while surrounded by her family. She is finally resting peacefully at 97 years young.
She was born Dec. 1, 1910 in Mulberry, Kan., one of 11 children of John and Adeline Senechal Maffei. She spent her youth as a farm girl in Kansas, and this set the stage for the rest of her life as a "hard working woman."
On May 3, 1930 she married the love of her life, Charles Lawrence Elegante, and together they raised four children.
Mom and Dad spent time in Montana, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah, until retirement brought them back home to Spring Canyon. On Oct. 28, 1979 Charles passed away.
Mom, your motto to "Never Give Up" gave you the strength to live your life to the fullest. Let us thank you for giving us the inspiration to do the same. We love you and will never forget you.
Adeline is survived by three children, John Elegante, Charmaine Elegante, both of Helper, Charles (Teri) Elegante Jr, Salt Lake City; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, five great- great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and her guardian angel, Anita.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, son, Fredrick Elegante; brothers and sisters, Arthur, John B., John J., Blanche, Mary, Barbara, Phyllis Losik, Bertha Elegante, Violet Kovasich, Julia Attkisson; daughters-in-law, Katherine and Helen Elegante; great-granddaughter, Mary Rose Nielsen.
Funeral Mass, Thursday, April 17, 2008, 10 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Helper.
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, Mt. View Cemetery.
EAST CARBON-Ruth DeLane Preston Quinn, age 75, passed away April 9, 2008.
She was born Nov. 25, 1932 in Castle Gate, Utah to Ralph and Hilda Latturner Preston.
Married Dean Elmer Quinn, Oct. 22, 1956 in Dragerton, Utah; he died June 24, 1982.
Ruth was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was a very simple person who always put others first. She enjoyed family gatherings and cross-stitching table cloths for her family and friends.
Survived by her sons, Lamar Dean Quinn, Floyd Ross Quinn, Price; brothers, Lamar (Lynda) Preston, Ronald "Ronnie" Preston, both of East Carbon; sisters-in-law, Elma Preston, East Carbon, Faye Preston, Albuquerque, N.M.; grandsons, Joseph and Logan; and many loving nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Herbert, Bill, Ralph, George, Samuel and a sister, Betty.
Funeral service, Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 10 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Wednesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Carbonville Cemetery.
HELPER-Our loving mother, grandmother, sister, and dear friend, Antoinette Andreini, age 82, passed away April 7, 2008 at her home.
She was born June 13, 1925 in Price, Utah to Antonio and Maria Sellaro Pinarelli.
Married Rudolph Andreini, May 25, 1946 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Helper, he passed away on Nov. 8, 1997.
Antoinette was a devoted member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, and she was very proud of her faith. She loved to cook, crochet, spend time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her extended family. She was a past member of the Price Ladies of Elks and the local bowling leagues. She enjoyed camping and boating with her family. Antoinette was dearly loved by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her son, LeRay Andreini, Salt Lake City; daughter, Clea (Greg) Cowan, Helper; grandchildren, Mike (Ann) Andreini, Felicia (Shane) New, both of Salt Lake City, Melissa Andreini, Helper, Bianca (Guy) Dumas, Salt Lake City, Chris (Austin) Cowan, Helper; brother, Leo Pinarelli, Provo; sister, Mary Scavo, Helper; six great-grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Jay, Sam, Joe and John; sisters, Tressa Ferrarelli and Rose Passarella.
Memorial Mass, Saturday, April 12, 2008, 10 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church. Family received friends at the church Saturday one hour prior to the Mass. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Anthony Catholic Church, 5 South Main, Helper, Utah 84526.
CARBONVILLE-Our loving mother and sister, Ruth Jensen Shannon, age 70, passed away April 10, 2008 at her home.
She was born July 2, 1937 in Orangeville, Utah to Leonard C. and Eunice Hambrick Jensen.
Married Charles W. Shannon, July 24, 1967 in Lander, Wyo.; he preceded her in death on Sept. 12, 2000.
Ruth was a member of The Trinity Christian Center of Price. She was a loving child of God, who shared a deep faith in the Lord. She was a gifted artist who loved sewing, needlepoint and working on puzzles.
Ruth was a loving and caring person who always saw the best in others. She was loved by many and will be dearly missed by all.
She is survived by her sons, John (Dusty) McKelvie, Wellington, Dee (Berdine) Shannon, Price, Leonard (Valerie) Shannon, Price; step-son, Wayne (Bonnie) Shannon, of Tennessee; loving sisters, Doris Bottoms, Evelyn Pappas, Marie (Tommy) Green, all of Price; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by parents, and a twin sister, Ruby Birch.
Funeral service, Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 1 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery, Price.
PRICE-Emil Giraud, age 83, passed away April 6, 2008 at his home in Price.
He was born May 22, 1924 in Price, Utah to Peter and Catherine Larralde Giraud.
Married Helen Lorraine Lampshire, Aug. 1, 1946 in Price, she died Nov. 17, 2007.
Emil honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, horses, and gardening. He was a lifelong resident of Carbon County where he owned and operated Giraud Plumbing for many years. Emil also worked for Price City and retired with 20 years of service.
Survived by three sons, Gary L. (Geri) Giraud, Maple Valley, Wash., Mike Giraud, Layton, Jerry (Loni) Giraud, Price; grandchildren, Gary Dean (Jodi), Brandon (Jenny), Michelle (Jeremy), Gena, Michael, Jennifer (Ray), Jeremy, and Joshua; great-grandchildren, Kerissa, Gavin, Joey, Taylor, Jacob, Cayla, Mackenzie, Serenitie; and sister, Jean Munk, Salt Lake City.
Preceded in death by his parents, wife, sons, James and Greg; brother Pete; and a sister, Katie Hansen.
There was a gathering for family and friends on Saturday, April 12, 2008 from 1-4 p.m. at the Greenwell Inn, 655 East Main Street. Interment, Price City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price.
CARBONVILLE- Ricky Alferd Duncan, age 51 passed away unexpectedly April 12, 2008 at Castleview Hospital in Price.
He was born Feb. 8, 1957 in Murray, Utah to Floyd Herbert and Flora Meyer Duncan.
Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Rick enjoyed working with his hands and he worked road construction for various companies. He loved playing darts, pool, fishing, working on cars, and he was always there to help others in need.
Survived by the love of his life, Jody Hansen, Price; step children, Jeremy (Toni) Falor, Kearns; Shawn Hansen, Price; Jennie (Jesse) Haycock, Price; brothers and sisters, Floyd (Berlynn) Duncan, West Jordan; Helen (Lloyd) Kessler, Price; Chester (Paulla) Duncan, Kearns; Penny (George) Cook, Compton, Ark.; Ray Cook and Alan Stephenson; Frank Duncan and Larry Holden, all of Salt Lake City; three grandchildren, Jeremy Falor Jr; Sara and Jessica Haycock.
Preceded in death by his parents.
Graveside service, Tuesday April 15, 2008, 2 p.m. Wellington City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price.