HELPER - James F. Hammond, age 96, passed away April 21, 2008 in Castleview Hospital of causes incident to age. He was born June 9, 1911 in Vernal, Utah to Bertram Floyd and Sarah Ann Thompson Hammond. He married L. Marci Haycock Hammond on Feb. 12, 1935 in Spring Glen, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.
James was an active member of the LDS church. He served as a home teacher for many years. He was employed by the Rio Grande Railroad as an Engineer for more than 40 years.
He is survived by his daughter: Nancy (Bob) Pecharich of Taylorsville, Utah; granddaughter: Lisa (Lawrence) Stuart of Helper, Utah; grandson: R. Neil (Jan) Pecharich of Murray, Utah; great-grandchildren: Byron Stuart, Jackie Stuart Henrie, Michelle Pecharich Lundberg, Krysta Pecharich and Ciara Pecharich; great-great-grandchildren: Kadin, Ashtyn, and Attley; and sister: Dorothy (Guido) Rachiele
Proceeded in death by his parents; his wife, Marci; two sons; three brothers; and two sisters.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 25, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Helper Ward Chapel (150 Ridgeway - Helper, Utah.) Friends visited Thursday, April 24, 2008 from 7-8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary (680 East 100 South - Price, Utah) and from 10-10:45 a.m. on Friday prior to the service at the church. Interment was in the Spring Glen Cemetery.
Services were in the care of Mortuary.
FERRON- Our beloved, talented and beautiful mother, daughter, grandmother, sister and friend, Elizabeth "Betsy" Ellen Terrill Jones, passed away suddenly and peacefully in the early morning hours of April 20, 2008.
She was born Sept.13, 1952 in Boise, Idaho to Robert and Suzanne Lever Terrill.
Betsy grew up in Price and lived the remainder of her years in Ferron. She was a beautiful person who had a lot of knowledge. She always had something nice to say and worked hard raising her children.
Betsy enjoyed construction work especially operating the roller and doing traffic control. She enjoyed reading, was an excellent gardener, seamstress and cook. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survived by her father, Robert Terrill, Orlando, Fla.; two sisters and one brother, Kathy Sharp, Orlando, Fla.; Ruth Meade, Spokane, Wash.; Tom (Lynda) Terrill, Arlington, Va.; three daughters and one son, Jennifer Barnes, Ivins, Utah; Gwendolyn Anderson, Elmo, Utah; Mallory Knop, Grand Junction, Colo.; Robbie Knop, Steeleville, Ill.; also survived by six grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends.
Preceded in death by her mother Suzanne and sister Penny.
Memorial service Friday, April 25, 2008, 2 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family was at Mitchell's one hour prior to service.
SPRING GLEN-Our loving father, grandfather, brother and dear friend, John J. Skerl, age 92, passed away April 21, 2008 in Price. He was born June 30, 1915 in Castle Gate, Utah to Anton and Katherine Kokal Skerl.
Married Rose Kosec, July 20, 1949 in Provo, Utah; she passed away March 16, 1990.
John was a long standing member of the S.N.P.J. Lodge # 689 of Helper. He honorably served his country in the US Army during World War II. He was a former resident of California where he retired from Pacific Gas and Electric with 30 years of service.
After retiring in the early 1980's he moved back to Spring Glen where he was reacquainted with many dear friends and relatives. John loved spending time with family, and he especially enjoyed visiting with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his son, John Skerl, Fremont, Calif.; sister, Ann Skerl, Helper; grandchildren, Adam Skerl, Pleasanton, Calif., Nathan Skerl, San Diego, Calif., Natalie Skerl, Las Vegas, Nev.; and three great-grandchildren, Sawyer, Hudson and Audrey.
Preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Tony.
Funeral service, Saturday, April 26, 2008, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family was at Mitchell's Saturday one hour prior to service. Interment, Mt. View Cemetery, Helper.
HELPER-Ronald K. Jewkes, age 70, reunited with his loving wife Dian on April 27, 2008.
He was born Nov. 16, 1937 in Price, Utah to Mont Kale and Kate Ann Merkley Jewkes.
Married Arlene Gale, March 10, 1958 in Ely, Nev., later divorced. Married Dian Rachael Smith Haycock, Sept. 21, 1987 in Las Vegas, Nev.; she died Feb. 16, 2008.
Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Served in the U.S. Navy during Korea and Vietnam where he retired as CWO 3. After retiring from the service he returned to Carbon and Emery counties where he began working for Utah Power and Light at the Huntington Plant.
In 1999 he retired from the Hunter Plant with 21 years of service. He was a member of the Ferron American Legion and the Utah Historical Society.
Ron was an active member of the E Clampus Vitus where he was presently serving in the Grand Council. He was one of the original founders of the Matt Warner Chapter and an XGNH. He loved racing stock cars and was a past president of CUSCRA. He enjoyed traveling, the outdoors and was an avid 49'er fan.
Ron will be dearly missed by his family and many dear friends.
Survived by his mother, Kate M. Jewkes, Carbonville; children Terri Lynne and Jeff Young, Helper, Carole Ann (Troy) Davis, Valentine, Neb., Ronald Wayne (Shanna) Jewkes, Price, James Brian (Carie) Jewkes, Helper, Virginia R. (Tylen) Overgard, Worland, Wyo., Clark William (Angie) Haycock, West Valley, Gaylene (Bobby) Appleby, Price; brothers, George Ben (Joan) Jewkes, Edinburgh, Scotland, Jerry O. (Carolyn) Jewkes, Gulfport, Miss., Dale M. (Alice) Jewkes, Price; 21 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his father, wife, Dian, infant daughter, Donna Jewkes, and grandson, Chris Appleby.
Funeral service, Friday, May 2, 2008, 11 a.m., Helper LDS Stake Center. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. and at the church Friday one hour prior to service. Interment, Mt. View Cemetery, Helper with military honors accorded by the Price American Legion Post # 3.
FERRON-Brian J. Frederick, 34, son of Gerry and Anne Frederick of Orangeville and fiancÃ¯Â¿Â½ of Danielle Cornish of Ferron, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, April 27, 2008. Funeral services are pending with Fausett Mortuary.