Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Nadine Watkins Evans

Nadine Watkins Evans
Nadine Watkins Evans 1923 ~ 2008 Nadine Watkins Evans died Sun., March 23, 2008 after a long illness. She was born in Hiawatha, Utah to George Reynold and Rhoda Evaline King Watkins on October 24, 1923. After Hiawatha, the family lived in Garland, Utah, Fairbanks, Alaska, and Salt Lake City. Mrs. Evans attended Douglas Elementary School, Roosevelt Junior High School, and graduated from East High School. She received Bachelor's and Master's degrees in education from the University of Utah. She taught grades four through seven in Salt Lake City and Cleveland, Ohio, schools. On December 21, 1945 she married Joseph Robbins Evans in the Salt Lake Temple. They lived in Salt Lake City for nearly three years then spent two years in Cleveland, Ohio, where Dr. Evans was serving a fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. After three years back in Salt Lake, they left to spend time in San Antonio, Texas, Fort Riley, Kansas, and Germany while Dr. Evans was serving in the U.S. Army. In 1955 they returned to Salt Lake City. In 1993 Dr. and Mrs. Evans were called to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They served for two years in the Fort Worth, Texas Mission from 1993 to 1995. Mrs. Evans was an excellent and dedicated mother to four children. She also spent many years actively engaged in church work and community affairs. Both she and her husband enjoyed travel and journeyed to many parts of the world. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and one brother, George E. Watkins. She is survived by three siblings, Reynold K. Watkins, Phyllis W. McGhie, and Richard C. Watkins; four children, Nancy Ann Evans Alston (David), Reynold Alan Evans (Vivian), George Kent Evans (ReNae), and Barbara Jo Evans Derksen (Timothy); 19 grandchildren; and four great-grand-children. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on March 28, 2008 at the Monument Park Fourteenth Ward Chapel, 2255 S. Wasatch Dr. Salt Lake City. Viewings will be held on March27, 2008 at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Chapel, 3401 S. Highland Dr. from 6-8 p.m. and at the Monument Park Fourteenth Ward Chapel one hour before the funeral.
Published in the Deseret News from 3/26/2008 - 3/27/2008.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Max Littlejohn Obit notice

Max Littlejohn

PRICE - Our loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and dear friend, Max Littlejohn, passed away peacefully March 16, 2008 at Castleview Hospital following a courageous battle with black lung disease.

He was born in Sunnyside on Oct. 11, 1918, the son of John and Bethia MacGregor Littlejohn. He married his sweetheart, Dorotha Leonard, April 4, 1937 at the Cathedral of the Madeline in Salt Lake City.

He was educated in Carbon County schools and graduated from Carbon High School.

He proudly served his country during World War II and was a life member and charter member of the VFW and a member of the American Legion.

Member of Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church.

Honorary member Price Elks Lodge 1550.

He retired from U.S. Fuel in Hiawatha after 45 years of dedicated service. He was a member of the United Mine Workers Union Local 6363.

In his leisure time, he enjoyed tap dancing, performing in operettas, singing, dancing the polka, camping, fishing, traveling and a good bourbon and coke and he shared all this with his sweetheart for 69 years.

He is survived by his daughters, Pat Colosimo, Price; Jone (Mike) Orphanakis, Salt Lake City; sister, Betty White, Grantsville; brother-in-law, Don Leonard, East Carbon; sister-in-law, Evelyn Littlejohn, Boulder, Colo.; and his extended and loved family at the Beehive Homes. Also survived by five granddaughters, Sidnee Krajnc, Kelli Nielsen, Patti O Niel, Stephanie Orphanakis and Michele Ward; and seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife; parents; brothers and one sister; two great-grandsons; and son-in-law, Lou Colosimo.

Funeral service Thursday, March 20, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Vigil service Wednesday evening, 7 p.m., Mitchell’s. Family will be at Mitchell’s Wednesday and Thursday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Price City Cemetery.

Saturday, March 15, 2008


Wally, Your Blog, Fantastic!!!!!  Roger, and I FOUND Our Cousin Sally Simmons Butler this last week, Through her note on your Blog.  He called me from Oklahoma to get me to check it out.    We lost Contact with each other in the early 50’s.  It is so Fantastic to once again be in contact.You have our Fondest, most grateful Thanks!     Max Reaveley

Friday, March 14, 2008

Hiawatha Girls

Hi Wally!
14 March 2008
Here is a tidbit of news, there are 6 of us Hiawatha girls all near the same age .
We meet at least 3-4 times a year just to catch up. Today, Friday is our day.  
We all went to school together at least to  the ninth grade.  Some of us were
born in Hiawatha some Morhland and some migrated in from somewhere else.
Virginia Gordon, Jensen.  Carol Prince. Sally Simmons, Butler.
Elaine Hampshire, Jones. Joyce Yeates, Mathie. & Myrna Burgess,
Harris, Wallace.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Harry Vogrinic

Harry Vogrinec

Longtime Carbon County resident Harry W. Vogrinec turned 90 years old March 1. He celebrated the occasion with his family.
Harry has two children, Jeff (Carolyn) Vogrinec and Terry (Marilyn) Vogrinec. He has four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Comments from Sally

Hi Wally,
Just read through (Or should I say cried through) the 'Hiawatha Blogger'.  Just no words to tell you how appreciated your preserving of Hiawatha memories is to me and to anyone, I'm sure, who ever lived in our beloved little coal town.  Thank you, thank you for all of your hard work.  I have a photo of the "tipple crew", taken probably in the 50's.  Anyway------ you, my dad, your dad, Mike O., Glenn D  and many others are in the photo.  I will bring it to the reunion.  It is wonderful---you all have coal dust on your faces.  I love it.  Thanks again, Wally.   
Sally Butler --

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Gloria Hohrein

Wally, Please let everyone know that my mother, Jennie Colosimo has moved to Colorado to live with me.  If anyone wants to get in touch with her they can do so at my email address.  Thanks, Gloria Hohrein

Rex Fero

Lindquist Mortuaries and Cemeteries Rex V. Fero
(July 20, 1921 - March 3, 2008)

U.S. Veteran Rex V. Fero

LAYTON – Rex V. Fero, 86, passed away Monday, March 3, 2008.

He was born July 20, 1921 in Nekoosa, Wisconsin the son of Frank and Ruth Rainbach Fero.

Rex married Margie Gentry on March 29, 1955 in Evanston, Wyoming.

He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

Rex was a boxer as a young man. He was an artist who was good at sketching on paper and was an excellent storyteller, who wrote stories for many people. He was on a bowling league with the seniors and enjoyed his guns for target practice. Rex was a fantastic comic and was kind to everyone he met.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Cheri Jean (Carl) Shioji, Clinton; Peaches Pook, Clearwater, FL; a foster daughter, Deanna (Charles) Ross, Reno, NV; and one nephew, Chuck Castor, Rock Springs, WY.

Preceded in death by his parents, infant son Jack, two sisters and one brother.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 7, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Lindquist’s Kaysville Mortuary, 400 North Main. Friends and family may call Friday from 1 to 1:45 p.m. at the mortuary.

Interment, Kaysville City Cemetery.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Pete Peterson -son of LaVerne & Feno Peterson

Peter M. Peterson
Peter M. Peterson "Heart of Gold!" On Feb. 25, 2008, Pete passed away after an extended illness.Pete was born September 24, 1945 in Utah to Feno and LaVerne Peterson Beloved husband of Earlene for 37 years. Loving father of Kim (Dallas), Darrell, Merrilee (Roy), Swede (Kim), Randy (Ivette), Sandy (Travis), Steve, Sarah (Isaac). Loving grandfather to 37 grandchildren. Brother to Judie, Millie, ReNae (Dean), Janet, Pamela (Bruce), Kip (dec.) and Terry. Preceded in death by his parents and his brother. Pete had a contagious laugh and scary growls that will be dearly missed. He was the funniest man we know! A celebration of Pete's life will be Friday, Feb. 29th, 11:00 a.m. at Redwood Memorial Mortuary, 6500 S. Redwood Rd. A viewing will be held Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the mortuary and Friday from 10 - 11 a.m. prior to services.

Hiawatha Breakfast 3 Mar 2008

We had a good time at breakfast this morning (as usual). Paul Mecham brought some old pictures and we tried to identify all the people. (We were not to successful however.) There were eleven of us there today. Dean Petrulas, Mike Manosakis, Don Reaveley, Wally Baldwin, Archie McCarrie, Tom Neilson, Glen Davis, Jay Wilson, Mike Orphanakis, Tucker Lowe and Paul Mecham. ----

If anyone has a picture of the old "swimming hole" up North Fork or one of the several "Tarzan Swings" in Hiawatha I sure would like to have a copy of it.