Thursday, April 25, 2013

Max Arlin Robb- Obit Notice

Max Arlin Robb
PRICE-Our loving father and grandfather, Max Arlin Robb, 93, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013 in Price, Utah. He was born in Spanish Fork, Utah on January 14, 1920 to Arlin and Hazel Johnson Robb. Funeral service, Wednesday, April 10 at 11 a.m., Price North Stake Center, 449 North 100 East in Price, Utah. Family will receive friends at Mitchell Funeral Home (233 East Main Street) in Price Tuesday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. and at the stake center Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment, Price City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Max online at

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

William Reese Thomas
February 23, 1938 - April 20, 2013
Longtime Soldotna resident, Mr. William Reese Thomas, 75, died Saturday, April 20, 2013 at his home in Soldotna with his family by his side.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, 159 Marydale Drive in Soldotna. Stake President Olaf Hartvigson will be officiating.

Mr. Thomas was born February 23, 1938 in Price, Utah. He graduated high school and attended a year of college. Bill served in the U.S. Army for a short while before being honorably discharged. He lived in Anchorage when he first moved to Alaska in 1957. After moving to Kenai he worked for the Kenai Power Company and most recently worked as an oil field worker for Chevron Oil until he retired. Bill was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints in Soldotna. He taught Art, was a volunteer fireman and EMT and a Boy Scout Master. Bill loved painting, wood carving and his Ham Radio.

The family wrote, “William Thomas touched the lives of all who met him. He had a great love for the outdoors and spent much of his time hunting in the wilderness with pack horse and fishing. He taught art at remote Alaskan Villages and his legacy continues as his painting and relief carvings are spread across the world. After surviving cancer, he spent many years as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. He loved the Lord and he exemplified Jesus Christ’s example by spending his life in service to others.”

He was preceded in death by his parents, Levi and Cora Thomas; brother, Ron Thomas and son-in-law, Dee Jay Palmer.

He is survived by his wife, Judith Pickett Thomas; daughter, Misty Palmer; son, Wade Thomas and his wife, Susan; daughter, Hillary Bergeron and her husband, Robert; granddaughter, Jessica Smith and her husband, Austin; grandsons, Jared Thomas and Chris Palmer; granddaughters, Nicole Thomas, Rachel Thomas, Kate Palmer and Amanda Bergeron; great grandson, Oliver Smith; brother, Keith Thomas.

Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Please visit Bill’s obituary and online guestbook at

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Fred Crogan obituary

Fred Crogan

September 28, 1916 ~  April 4, 2013

PRICE-Our loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, Lloyd Fredrick “Fred” Crogan, age 96, passed away April 4, 2013 at Pinnacle Care and Rehabilitation in Price.
He was born September 28, 1916 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Lloyd Francis and Catherine Virginia Clark Crogan.
Fred was a longtime resident of Carbon County where he grew up in Hiawatha. He attended Wasatch Academy, graduated from Carbon High School in 1935 and furthered his education at BYU. Honorably served his country in the U.S. Army/Air Corp during World War II where he was a gunner on a B17 in the South Pacific. After returning from the service, he married Carol “Kelly” Larsen in Hiawatha on May 29, 1947.
His working career began as a railroad agent for Utah Railway. He later went to work for US Steel in Dragerton in the accounting office and eventually retired from the preparation plant in Wellington as a coal analyst. Fred lived a very colorful life and after his retirement he went to work for Dan Garber delivering parts for Price Mine Service.
He was a member of Price Elks Lodge #1550 where he served as treasurer for 10 years. Fred was also a member of Carbon Lodge # 16 F. & A.M. His greatest joy in life was his family and he especially enjoyed being “Papa” to Marisa. Fred touched the hearts of many and will be dearly missed by his family and a community of friends.
Survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Kelly Crogan; son, Steven Crogan, daughter, Carrie (Vernon) White, all of Price; six grandchildren, Derrick (Patricia) White, Chad (Becky) White, Brooke (Dan) Burke, Darin (Diana) White, Hayley (Brandon) Bower, Marisa White; great grandchildren, Tyler White, Kiersten Garlock, Dylan White, Kolton Porter, Dagan White, Reagen Bower, Kristen White, Keylee Bower, Jamison Bower, Dylan and Logan White; cousins, Dan (Ranae) Garber, Price; James (Beth) Garber, Kearns.
Preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral service, Monday, April 8, 2013, 11:00 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home (233 East Main Street-Price). Family will be at Mitchell’s Monday one hour prior to services. Interment, Price City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are welcome daily and may share memories of Fred at

Friday, April 5, 2013

Fred Crogan born 28 Sep 1916, passed away 4 Apr 2013. Funeral will be Monday 8 April 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Mitchell Funeral Home in Price, Utah. The family will be at Mitchells one hour prior to service

Monday, April 1, 2013

The next 22 black & white pictures are of Mohrland, Utah. There were a lot of us living in Hiawatha that moved there from Mohrland about 1938. These pictures were saved by Gladys Bearnson and are in the possession of Jim & Darrell her sons. They gave me permission to add them here because of the many Hiawatha connections. If you want to copy them please get permission from Jim or Darrell.
Enjoy this little piece of history.

Typical Mohrland home

Tipple Trestle?

Building in back housed-store, mine office & butcher shop

1 of 2 old steam engines pulling coal from Mohrland

Mohrland, Utah early 1920's

Mohrland, Utah (Shop?)

Mohrland Shop 1910

Morhland Mine Portal

Mohrland Hotel & Annex

Mine Bath House-- Mohrland

Mine rescue training car--Crew waiting for training

Kenneth Jeffs- Mohrland, Utah

JoeTrulon (?) Mohrland Butcher

Japanese hotel (in rear)-Japanese Docoter making rounds on horse- nocars in Mohrland in 1914

Train switching railcar of groceries for store

Dillerd De Freeze

Dillerd De Freese & baby son at Mohrland Barn

Mohrland Coffee House

Coffee House in Mohrland

Bert Risley-D.O.Morgan-Jim Wilson -?

Ball Field Grandstand-Mohrland

2 wheeled garbage dump wagon- 1915

We had a good turnout for breakfast today. At first, when they kept coming in I thought it was an April Fool joke. Here we are----
Glenn Davis
Bob Wilde
Merlin Blackburn
Chris Vaseleou
Don Reaveley
Archie McCarrie
Darrell Bearnson
Jim Bearnson
Ken Allred
Don Wallace
Tom Neilson
Wally Baldwin
Paul Mecham