Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Patricia Graves Ungerman Obit

Patricia Graves Ungerman(1933 - 2014)

Patricia Graves Ungerman
Clinton, UT-Our beautiful mother and grandmother, Patricia Ungerman, passed away peacefully on December 26th at Country Pines Assisted Living in Clinton, Utah. She was born on April 18, 1933 in Sugar City, Idaho to Rulon and Lily Graves and was the third of four children. She grew up in Salt Lake City where she attended South High School. She later attended BYU where she met Reid Grant Ungerman. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple. They had eight children and were married for 43 years. She served in various church callings including Relief Society, Primary and Young Women presidencies. She served as a Church service missionary and worked in the Salt Lake and Ogden temples.
She was a master ceramic teacher and taught in her home for many years. Her parents, one brother and a grandson preceded her in death. She is survived by two brothers, Gordon and Russell; eight children, Dave, Tami, Kimball, Doug, Heidi, Lori, Shawn, and Sterling; 29 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren.
The viewing will be held on Monday, December 29th from 6:00-8:00 pm at Russon Brothers Funeral Home, 1941 North Main in Farmington. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 30th at the LDS chapel at 6350 South Rodeo Drive (1507 East) in Salt Lake City. The viewing will be held from 9:45 - 10:45 am. The funeral service will begin at 11:00 am. Interment will be at Elysian Burial Gardens in Salt Lake City. Online guest book at

Funeral Home

Russon Brothers- Farmington/Kaysville
1941 North Main St.  Farmington, UT 84025

Published in Deseret News on Dec. 28, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Rea J. Tatton Obituary

Rea J. Tatton
WELLINGTON - Rea J. Tatton age 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, Nov. 16, 2014 at the Heirloom Inn in Price. Rea was born on Aug. 31, 1926 in Sunnyside to Lenard and Elizabeth Jones Williams. Rea married Fred Wilburn Tatton Jr. on Jan. 30, 1945 in Salt Lake City after a whirlwind romance of six days, and remained married for 69 years. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple Jan. 29, 1954.
Rea was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and held many callings in Primary, Relief Society, Young Women's, and Scouting. She was a proud and dedicated mother, grandmother, and supportive wife. Anything Fred did she supported and participated in with him. Mom and Dad served a Temple Mission for 2 ½ years in the Manti LDS Temple.
Rea was an accomplished artist. Her love was oil painting which she shared with her family and others. She worked in the Kenilworth Confectionary as a young girl, which was a job she loved dearly, and is where she met Fred. She had various jobs and many interests.
Rea and Fred moved from California to Montana, and finally settled in Carbon County. Together they raised four children.
Rea is survived by daughter, Freddie Larsen (Rick/deceased) of Salt Lake City and sons, John (Carryl) Tatton of Price; Tate (Heather) Tatton of Grand Junction, Colo. and Kirt (Carla) Tatton of Wellington. Eleven grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren and brothers Lamond and Terry.
Preceded in death by her husband Fred, parents, sister Donna and brother Lynwood.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Wellington LDS 4th Ward Chapel (50 North 100 East). A viewing will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price, and also on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Wellington City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Family and friends may sign the guest book and share memories of Rea at

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hiawatha Belt Buckles

This picture sent by Malisa Every-- Buckles owned by her Father In Law.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Nellie Thomas Everley

Nellie Everley

Nellie Thomas Everley

Nellie Thomas Everley, 81, passed away September 17, 2014, in Ivins, UT. She was born November 15, 1931, in Hiawatha, UT, to Levi R. and Nellie Banner Thomas. She married Thomas Lyle Everley on June 5, 1954, in Salt Lake UT.

She was a member of the LDS church. She loved painting and art, enjoyed reading, traveling and camping. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by: her husband Thomas; children, Wayne (Mary) Everley, Jeri Everley, Thomas M. Everley, Ronald Everley; 7 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, 8 siblings.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 27, 2014, at 10:30a.m. at the Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins, UT.

Friends and family are invited to share condolences online at Arrangements are under the direction of Serenity Funeral Home of Southern Utah, 986-9100.

Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on Sept. 24, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Denise Bearnson Obit

Denise Bearnson
PRICE - Our loving mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend, Denise Bearnson, age 48, passed away Oct. 18, 2013.
She was born May 4, 1965 in Price and was the loving daughter of Dennis Bearnson and Connie (Gary) Kilcrease.
Denise was a beautiful and fun loving young lady who warmed the hearts of many. She was adventurous, happy and a sweetheart to all. She loved her red hair and it was one of her many trademarks that set her apart. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family and friends. Denise will be dearly missed by all and her memory will be cherished forever.
She is survived by her children, Jeffery James Trujillo, Price, Shiela (Josh) Byrge, American Fork; parents, Dennis (Donna) Bearnson, Rock Springs, Wyo., Connie (Gary) Kilcrease, Price; sister, GerryLynn (Eric) Hilliard, Price; brothers, Casey Jo (April) Bearnson, Virginia, Ty Merrill Bearnson, Salt Lake City; granddaughter Macey Byrge, American Fork; special little niece, Alisa Hilliard, Price; her nieces and nephews and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Joe and June Basso, Merrill and Nina Bearnson; and niece, Alisa Shea Bearnson.
Funeral service, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, 2 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home (233 East Main Street) Price. Family will be at Mitchell's Wednesday one hour prior to services. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery, Price. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Denise at

Pete L. Bruno Oibit

Pete L. Bruno
PRICE - Pete's life of service on earth to God, Country, family and his fellowmen ended Aug. 5, 2013. Pete was born on Sept. 18, 1925 to Pete and Maria Pianfetti Bruno in Spring Glen. He was an example of being happy by assisting others. His service and the amusing stories about him will be a lasting legacy to those who knew him.
His service began at an early age by helping support his family during difficult times. He honorably served during World War II as a medic and saw action on the front lines.
He married the love of his life, Doris Nelson in December 1947. In 1964, they were sealed in the Manti Temple. They provided a home for six children, two foster children and countless family, scouts and neighbors. With the untimely deaths of his wife and daughters he was comforted in knowing that families can be together forever.
He was an active member of the LDS Church. He served as High Priest Group leader for nine years and served in other capacities. He was known for his many Dutch oven dinners for ward parties.
He received the Silver Beaver Award for decades of scouting activity. He was involved in other youth programs such as 4-H, rock hounding, archery and target shooting competitions.
He was the Post Master in Price for 25 years. He was also involved in VFW and DAV for many years where he served as commander. He took pride in the number of miles he drove the van that transported veterans from Price to the VA hospital in Salt Lake. As a volunteer, he drove the van over 60,000 miles.
He is survived by his children; son-in-law, Dale Marx, Shirlie (Greg) Van Wagoner, Marilyn (Dean) Harmon, Joan (Darrell) Keller, Doug (Deborah) Bruno, 20 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren.
Pete was preceded in death by his parents, wife Doris, daughters, Doris Marx and Valerie Bruno, brothers, Dominic and Dan, sister, Mary Ross and sisters-in-law, Marva Bruno and Darlene Bruno, brothers-in-law, Fred Ross and Bill Friend.
The family wishes special thanks to: Donna Homer, Tino Marquez, Phil Dulude and the rest of staff at Community Nursing Services, Barry Powell, Sherry King and Dr. Radley.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday Aug. 10, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Price LDS Stake Center (150 S. 500 E.). A viewing will be held on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Price LDS Stake Center also on Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. prior to the service at the stake center. Interment will be in the Price City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Family and friends may sign the guestbook and share memories of Pete at 

Van Johnson Obituary

Van Johnson Gardner
ORANGEVILLE - Van Johnson Gardner, our loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend courageously passed from mortality on July 22, 2013, with Georgia at his side.
Van was the seventh of what would become 12 children born to George Albert and Irene Ann Johnson Gardner. He was born on Aug. 5, 1924, in Huntington. Van married Georgia Humphrey on Oct. 3, 1946 in the Salt Lake Temple.
A faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Van served throughout his life in leadership callings such as 1st counselor in the Bishopric at age 24, Young Men's President, and Sunday School Superintendent. Van and Georgia served a mission together in the South Dakota, Rapid City Mission from 1993-1994. He also served as an ordinance worker in the Manti Temple.
He joined the Huntington Glee Club in 1940. He sang at many events with his brothers, numerous others, as well as singing solo. Van was a coal miner and farmer, and loved his farm and animals. He served his country honorably during World War II as a member of the Army, stationed for 28 months in the South Pacific Theater. He was a member of the American Legion, and a member of the Huntington Riding Club. Van was well known for calling and teaching square dancing. He was a member of UMWA Local 6363 for 43 years.
Van is survived by his wife Georgia, children: Lyndon (Shauna Lee) Gardner, Castle Dale, Joyce (Vic) Staley, Orangeville, and Earl (John) Gardner, Ogden; daughters-in-law: Beth Gardner, Altamont and Natalie (Jay Mark) Humphrey, Orangeville; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Van was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Kathryn, son Darrell, seven brothers, two sisters, and a granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at the Orangeville 1st Ward, Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 1 p.m. with a viewing one hour prior. A viewing will be held on Friday evening, July 26, 2013 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Heritage Funeral Home, 620 North Main St., Huntington. Interment will follow after the service at the Orangeville City Cemetery under the trusted care of the Heritage Funeral Home. Friends and family may sign the guestbook at

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Cy and Marie Eardley

Cy and Marie Eardley Honored During National Day of the American Cowboy

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Preserving cowboy and western culture is important to many. For Cy and Marie Eardley, it’s a way of life. For as long as they can remember, the Eardley’s have lived the cowboy way.
Because of the Eardley’s western lifestyle, the couple was honored at the Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo on July 20 as part of the National Day of the American Cowboy. Nominated by Coco van den Bergh, John and Sheila Lemon and Tate Weber, the Eardley’s were selected to represent Emery County at this year’s rodeo event.
“We both grew up with a love of horses and livestock,” Marie explained. “I married Cy because he wore a black cowboy hat with a red rose on it. He married me because I was already trained to work the roping chutes.”
Marie explained that as their children grew, the kids began competing in 4-H horse and livestock programs, team roping and rodeo events throughout school. “This helped us make the decision to raise good Corriente cattle which lasted through our grand kid’s high school and college rodeo years.” she explained.
According to the nomination letter, the Eardley’s were one of the first owners of a registered Corriente bull in the United States. Today, they have approximately 200 head of cattle and raise their own hay.
“In our spare time, we make pottery like the Indians that lived here used to do,” Marie explained. “We use primitive techniques and dig clay here on the ranch. I also enjoy making antique looking quilts which I take to the county and state fairs.”
To those who know the Eardley’s, they have not only fulfilled their dream of living the western cowboy life, they also learned to make pottery like the Indians that had lived in the region. They have worked hard and played hard their entire lives for the love of the cowboy heritage and have instilled this love in their children and grandchildren. The Eardley’s are a true inspiration for the cowboy way of life.
Because of their passion, the couple was honored during the National Day of the American Cowboy. This day is designated to honor ranchers, working cowboys and cowgirls who contribute to Western culture in America.
“Our hope is that the country and Western tradition will some how carry on through the younger generations,” Marie concluded. “Let us never forget our roots and the Western way of life that made this country so great.”

Monday, September 15, 2014

John Anderson Obituary

John Frank Anderson(1934 - 2014)

September 1934 ~ September 2014
John Frank Anderson, loving husband and father, age 79, of Bountiful Utah returned to his Heavenly Father on Patriot Day, Thursday September 11, 2014. 
He was born in Hiawatha Utah on September 27, 1934 to Thelma Curtis and Isaac Q Anderson. He graduated from Carbon High School in Price Utah and attended Carbon College and Utah Technical College where he learned to be a machinist. He married Ingeborg Strassner in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on June 19, 1964.
John loved his country, and served for two years in the U.S. Navy. He was hard working and provided for his family. He worked for over 40 years in the aerospace and computer industries. He had a great appreciation for music, especially the Tabernacle Choir and the big bands. He loved history, both reading it and teaching it to those around him, especially the history of the state of Utah and the United States. He also completed much work in family history. He was always kind, thoughtful, and helpful. He loved the LDS Church and held many callings including serving for 18 years as a ward clerk.
John is survived by his wife Ingeborg, of Bountiful, UT; and two children: John (Marlies), of Payson, UT; and James (Beverley), of Perth Australia. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Adam (LDS mission in Finland), Jessica (Steve), Kristina, Megan, Amanda, and Emma. He is also survived by his sister Beth, of Las Vegas, NV. John was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Gail, his twin brother James, and his sister Louise. 
We are so grateful for the many precious memories that we have of him. He will be greatly missed. 
We would like to thank the staff at Avalon Care Center and Inspiration Hospice for their loving service. 
A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday September 19 at Russon Brothers Mortuary in Bountiful Utah (295 North Main Street), the burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. Saturday September 20 at the Bountiful City Cemetery (2224 South 200 West).

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Florence Jernigan "Nana"

Florence Jernigan "Nana"
PRICE - Our loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Florence F. Martino Christiansen Jernigan, age 93 passed away peacefully September 9, 2014 at Pinnacle Nursing in Price.
She was born November 11, 1920 in Sunnyside, Utah to John and Rose Giardino Martino.
Married Torval L. Christiansen August 21, 1943 in Price, Utah. He died April 27, 1970. Later married Hughie Jernigan November 11, 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He died February 2, 2001.
Florence was a member of the Women's American Legion Auxiliary in Hiawatha and a devout member of the Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening and taking care of her home. Her greatest joy was her family. Florence retired from JC Penney in 1979 after many years of faithful service. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Love you with all our hearts!
Survived by her children, Torval Christiansen, Rock Springs, WY, Vincent Lee (Patsy) Christiansen, Price, Calvin E. (Vicki) Christiansen, Price; step son, Ed (Ruth) Jernigan, Mississippi; brother, Jay (Barbara) Martino, Price; eleven grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her husbands, Torval Christiansen and Hughie Jernigan; infant son, Elvin E. Christiansen; brothers Sam Sr., Joe ,Pete and Jim Martino; sister Rose.
Funeral Mass, Saturday, September 13, 2014, 10:00 a.m. Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Vigil service, Friday evening 7:00 p.m. Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Family will receive friends at the church Friday and Saturday one hour prior to service. Committal, Price City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are welcome daily and may share memories of Florence online at

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hiawatha Motor-Car

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In casae you did not see this when Jim Kennick posted it-- It was on the front Page of the Sun Advocate on 11 Sept 2014.  Wally

A rusty chunk of Carbon history leaves for Nevada

A heavy crane gently hoists half of the McKeen Car to a waiting flatbed trailer.
Inch by inch, the motor car section is lowered to the trailer bed.
Sun Advocate publisher
A motorcar that was originally sent to Carbon County to send passengers to and from Hiawatha in 1917, and has been sitting in a field south of Price for the last 22 years, left the county for Nevada and a new life on Tuesday.
The motorcar (meaning the car itself contains its own engine) will be taken to Carson City, Nev., where it will be restored and then it will be shipped a few miles south to Mindon, Nev., where it will be displayed along with buildings and other relics of the same era.
The car was purchased by a Nevada corporation for the restoration and for the display. Drivers from the Carson City area loaded the car (which was cut in half when it was moved to the field) on two trucks with the help of a crane from Nielsen Construction.
The history of the car, which caused a good deal of excitement when it came to the area is a varied and interesting one. In late 1916, the strange train car approached Price and it was different from anything most people in Carbon had ever seen. The self- propelled motorcar, called a McKeen Car came into town with some fanfaire. Engineered and built by the McKeen Motor Car Company, an offshoot of the Union Pacific Railroad, the car had been purchased by the Southern Utah Railway/Castle Valley Railway to transport people to and from the coal fields of southwestern Carbon County and northwestern Emery County.
In retrospect, it was the most powerful motor car the company ever built with a six-wheel leading truck and with two of the three axles in that truck powered. The engine, a marine powerplant built by a company in New Jersey and powered by gasoline, developed 300 horsepower, a large amount of power out of a gas engine at the time. Unlike most McKeen cars, which had knife like fronts, this one had a rounded head.
At the beginning of January 1917 the car was getting ready for regular service on the line to Hiawatha. According to the News-Advocate that was published on Jan. 4, 1917 during a test run to the town it "...took the hill in good shape although it stuttered a few times on the worst grades..."
The car was 55 feet long with a passenger capacity of 48. The additional power had been added to the car when ordered because of the grades (up to 4.92 percent) and curvature of the line between Price and Hiawatha for which it was intended.
Unfortunately, even by mid-January the car was not yet in regular service. The News-Advocate (Jan. 18, 1917) noted that the car was "not efficient enough." However soon the car began to run between the towns the next month. While at times the service struggled, it was still important enough to keep it going.
Then came the Mammoth Dam break in April of 1917. The flood from the dam which was located in Sanpete County (just below where the small Gooseberry Dam is now located off of Skyline Drive) failed and water poured down Fish Creek, into Pleasant Valley (where the first Scofield Dam would not built for another decade) and down into Price Canyon. The water severely damaged the Rio Grande rail lines running through the canyon, and then came down into Castle Gate damaging much of the town. It flowed into the Price Valley and took out a number of bridges, including the one that the McKeen car passed over on its route to Hiawatha from Price.. Where the car was located when the flood took place has not been noted, it could have been on either side of the Price River, but later it was used for a while to transport people from the broken bridge to Hiawatha. People who wanted to go to the towns to the southwest had to get transportation to the new start of the line. The car had struggled anyway with both the grades and efficiency, and now with the bridge out its operation really faltered.
On July 13, 1917 The Sun, had an article on the front page of the paper, claiming that the car experiment had been a failure and that it had been discontinued the week before.
"Passenger train service on the Southern Utah into Price was abandoned last Wednesday and mail, express and passenger service is since given Mohrland, Black Hawk and Hiawatha by way to the Utah Railway from Utah Junction, about halfway between Helper and Castle Gate," stated the paper. "Whether or not the new arrangement is permanent is yet to be seen. Officials of the operating department of the Utah Railway say they do not know."
The paper also reported on that date that automobile service had begun to service the towns.
"As yet no effort has been made to repair the Southern Utah Bridge at Price..." stated The Sun. "W.C. Broeker has established an automobile line to the camps south."
It was the end for the short lived experiment. However reports were that the Utah Railway did use the car as late as 1919 on the service from Utah Junction to Hiawatha.
The car was one of the last the McKeen Motor Car Company ever built. It was also the largest. The company went out of business in 1917, in a splatter of legal actions.
What happened after that is not well documented, except that the trucks and engine of the McKeen car were removed and sold off or repossessed, because of some legal squabble within the bankruptcy of McKeen. The car itself eventually ended up in at the rail operations in Martin where it was used to house employee lockers and was a storage room. Then in 1992 an employee of Utah Rail bought the car and took it to his place in south Price, where it was moved from Tuesday.
Now the unique motorcar will get a new lease on life. While the projected finish for restoration is in about a year, other cars that have been restored that are similar to it took a longer time. But sometime, soon in the future it will once again be a show stopper, a unique piece of Utah history, but displayed in west central Nevada.
(Some information for this article came from Don Strack's 

Monday, September 8, 2014

T.C. Jackson Jr's obituary notice.

Hi Wally - sorry it's taken so long, who knew how daunting a task this would be? Thanks for all that you do. Delia Jackson.

Tom C. Jackson passed away in the early morning hours of July 2, 2014 in San Jose, CA.  A resident of Watsonville, CA; Tom was born in Price, Utah on December 9, 1944; the “first-born son” of Thomas & Emily (Christensen) Jackson.  He grew up in Hiawatha (an idyllic childhood) and was proud of his pitching career with local baseball teams.

Tom was a kind man with a gentle spirit.  He leaves his family and friends with many memories of the good times, the love and the laughter we shared.

Tom was well-loved and will be missed by his wife, Delia& by Wiley C Jackson, his devoted canine buddy; daughter, Megan Ketchel (Anchorage, AK); son, Philip Jackson (King George, VA); granddaughters, Skyla Ketchel & Adelyn Jackson; sister, Kim Gyurina (Dave); brother, Mark Jackson; aunts, Zoy Moffitt & Irene (Mike) Dougherty; his former wife & mother of his children, Linda Baran; and numerous cousins, nieces & nephews.

In accordance with his wishes, Tom will be laid to rest with his parents in Price City Cemetery on September 17, 2014 at 1:00pm.


Friday, September 5, 2014

Parley Anderson Obit

Parley Anderson(1926 - 2014)

August 12, 1926 ~ September 1, 2014
Parley G. Anderson of Orem Utah, passed away peacefully on September 1, 2014. He was born on August 12, 1926, in Hiawatha, Utah, the oldest son of Parley Anderson and Elda Bearnson.
He was married to Dorothy Ellen Dickson, of Kewanee, Illinois, on New Year's Day, 1948. Parley and Dorothy have five sons: Jesse B. (Sharon Clark), Farmington; Gavin J. (Jill Richards), Salt Lake City; Cameron D. (Shirley LaCourse), Spanish Fork; Wayne B. (Cindi Clark), Littleton, Colorado; and H. Kelly (Gail Knauer), Strasburg, Pennsylvania. Dorothy died on February 17, 1997, in Provo. Parley married Kathleen McCarthy Peterson, of Madelia, Minnesota, on January 22, 1998; she is the mother of Shirley Peterson, Sara Jacobson, Charles Peterson (Cindy Lou), and Carla Young (Jesse). Dad loved both his families and enjoyed a close relationship with his sons and his step-children.
Parley left home in the last part of WWII and joined the Navy at age 17. He sailed into Tokyo Bay shortly after the surrender in 1945, helped prepare for the atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll after the war, and returned to active service for the Korean conflict, serving in Tacoma, Washington. Parley received a Bachelor's degree from Utah State in Industrial Arts Education. He worked for forty years as a plumber and pipe-fitter and was a proud member of the Plumbers' Union for fifty years.
Retirement did not slow Parley and Kathleen down. When he moved to Orem after the death of Dorothy and his marriage to Kathleen, he was very active in community and volunteer activities, including helping out at the Orem Senior Center with the bingo program, organizing bus tours and lunches, and spent some 10 years collecting donated food for distribution to needy seniors. In 2003, Parley and Kathleen were honored with the Walter C. Orem Citizenship award for their distinguished service to the senior center. He was an active member of the Orem Community Church and served on the Church Board.
Parley is survived by his wife Kathleen; five sons; sister-in-law, Donna Anderson, Springville; sister, Valynn Jorgensen (Phil), St George; and brother, Dean Anderson (Jackie), Cedar City. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Dorothy, and brother, Lamar Anderson, Springville.
Parley has continued his volunteer service after his passing - he donated his mortal remains to the University of Utah Medical Center so he could continue working and helping others after he was gone.
An informal Remembrance Service will be held at the Orem Community Church social hall on Sunday, September 7th, 11:30 a.m., 130 North 400 East Orem Utah. Family and friends are invited.
We very much love our father, husband, grandfather, brother and friend and we will miss him.

Published in Deseret News from Sept. 5 to Sept. 6, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

Michael Hillas Obit Notice

Michael Hillas, age 92 passed away 3 Aug 2014 in Modesto, California. He was born in Hiawatha and moved to Modesto when he was 16.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Catherine Pappas Kournianos(1923 - 2014)

Catherine Pappas Kournianos
1923 ~ 2014
Catherine was born to Angelo and Ethalia (Generakis) Pappas on November 12, 1923 in Hiawatha, Utah. She died on July 21, 2014.
Catherine married Tony Kournianos at the Greek Orthodox Church in Price, Utah December 9, 1945. Tony died four days after they celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.
Tony and Catherine had three sons: Mike, Angelo and George (Stacy Paulos). 
She had a grandson Anthony John and granddaughter Sophia Catherine.
She is preceded in death by her three sisters: Mary (Dick Southwick), Helen (Bill Walk), and Pauline (Tom Kirby). She had a stepmother, Irene Pappas, and stepsister Nitsa (George Englezos).
Catherine and Tony moved from Price to Salt Lake City in 1955.
They attended the Greek Orthodox Church. They chaired the preparation of the 1978 Pan Cretan Souvenir Album. They served in some capacity at the Greek Festival since it began and managed the festival gourmet booth for twenty years. Catherine was an active member of Daughters of Minos and Holy Trinity Philoptochos.
She worked at the small arms defense plant in Clearfield, J.C. Penney in Price, and Dunford Bakery and Grand Central in Salt Lake.
Catherine was a devoted mother. She faithfully attended her three boys PTA's, made sure they were doing their homework, and supported their baseball games and band concerts. She cooked each day for her family. Catherine tended her grandchildren regularly.
Catherine was especially noted for her Greek Pastries. She had lots of energy and was always on the go and stayed busy. She loved sewing on her original Singer sewing machine and made over thirty afghans for her friends and family.
In her retirement years she liked painting with oils and water colors. She enjoyed playing golf with the senior ladies and she even took Spanish lessons.
Catherine spent a lot of time creating and organizing photo albums which her extended family now enjoys.
The immediate family extends a special thank you to the Caresource and Hospice care facility and to all her friends and family for their support these last five weeks!
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church, 5335 South Highland Drive. Interment will be at the Murray City Cemetery located at 5600 South Vine Street. The viewing will be at the Prophet Elias Church on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with the Trisagion at 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Greek Orthodox Church.
May her memory be eternal.

Published in Deseret News from July 22 to July 23, 2014

Mary Glorioso Pestotnik Obituary

Mary Glorioso Pestotnik
PRICE - Our loving mother, grandmother, sister and longtime friend, Mary Glorioso Pestotnik, age 85, passed away at her son's home in Wyoming on July 18, 2014.
She was born September 8, 1928 in Mohrland, Utah to Ross and Rose Sicilia Glorioso. On April 25, 1953, she married the love of her life, Louis Pestotnik, Jr., at Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church in Price. He preceded her in death on October 17, 2007.
Mary was a lifelong resident of Carbon County where she was a devout member of Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church and a faithful member of SNPJ Lodge # 113 of Price. She was a graduate of Holy Cross Hospital School of Nursing on June 28, 1949. After completing schooling, she returned to Carbon County where she enjoyed working alongside Dr. Robinson. Mary was passionate about nursing and dedicated her life to the care of others. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren. Mary will be dearly missed by her family and a community of friends.
She is survived by three sons and one daughter, Stanley (Colleen) Pestotnik, Sandy, David Pestotnik, Glenrock,WY, Denise (Tim) McCallum, Pittsburgh, PA, Gary (Cindy) Pestotnik, Layton; grandchildren, Michael, Shannon, Tim, Tara, Trace, John, Adam, Christina, Andrew and Mike Horigan; three great-grandchildren; brother, Joseph (Josephine) Glorioso, Sacramento, CA; sister, Josephine (Sid) Cowand; West Jordan; many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass, Thursday, July 24, 2014, 10:00 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Family will receive friends at the church Thursday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Price City Cemetery, Price. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Mary at

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Steve Zoumadakis
Sept. 14, 1930 ~ July 11, 2014
Steve Zoumadakis, our loving husband, father, papou, uncle & friend, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on July 11, 2014 after a long illness.
Steve was born September 14, 1930 in Hiawatha, Utah to George & Katina Zoumadakis. He spent his early years in Altonah, Utah and later moved to Salt Lake City where he graduated from South High in 1948. Shortly after graduating, Steve was drafted into the US Army where he served as a medical technician in the 171st Evac Hospital during the Korean War. Upon his return, Steve began working for the Automobile Club of Utah (AAA) where he enjoyed a long and successful career. Starting as a salesman, he quickly became President and CEO and retired in 1994 after 41 years of service. His success never overshadowed his concern for the well-being of his employees. Steve was an active member of the community, having served on the boards of several organizations. In addition, he was also a 33rd degree Mason and was active in both the Scottish Rite and El Kalah Shrine for many years. Steve was also a member of the Greek Orthodox Church. Steve loved his years of fishing in West Yellowstone, Montana where he often returned with many a story to tell. During the winter months, one could always spot him in his AAA-labeled coat and his signature fluorescent orange hunting cap. He was often stubborn but his heart was warm and generous, especially to those in need. He was always willing to lend a helping hand, whether to mow someone's lawn, plow a neighbors' driveway or fix a broken sprinkler. 
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Afton; his daughters Andrea (Fr. Anthony) Savas and Lisa; his son Steven (Lisa); granddaughters Alexia, Emery, Markella, and Alayna; grandsons Damian, Callen and Dimitri; sister-in-law Joan Zoumadakis, numerous nieces and nephews and grand-dogs Izzie, Jake and Olive. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Bill and Mike.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Steve's nurse Lacey, aide Lisa and the AFI Hospice staff, whose exceptional care and genuine concern for the family's well-being was a great comfort as Steve's condition worsened. Thanks also go out to Steve's neighbors-the Jones', the Olsens' and the Berretts'-for their help and support during this time of need.
Friends may call Wednesday, July 16th at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., with the Trisagion service beginning at 7:00 p.m. 
Funeral services will take place Thursday, July 17th at 11:00 a.m. at Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church, 5335 South Highland Drive. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Steve's honor to the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) at
We love you and will miss you dearly. May your memory be eternal.

Published in Deseret News from July 15 to July 16, 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

TC Jackson

Tom Jackson Jr. passed away at age 69 on 2 July 2014--- Funeral is pending.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sidnee Colosimo Krajnc Obituary

Sidnee Colosimo Krajnc
MESQUITE,NV/PRICE, UT - Sidnee Colosimo Krajnc, age 57, passed away June 21, 2014 in a St. George hospital after a valiant battle with MS.
She was born October 10, 1956 in Price, Utah to Lou and Pat Littlejohn Colosimo.
Sidnee attended Carbon High School and graduated from the C.E.U. Nursing program in 1975. On September 9, 1978 she married the love of her life Robert Krajnc. They were blessed with a beautiful daughter Mandee on January 10, 1980.
Sidnee was a devout member of the Catholic Church. She loved to cook and entertain people. She was an avid reader of Danielle Steel novels, loved to work on crafts in her spare time and attend the slot tournaments each Tuesday. Her greatest joy was having "mother-daughter dates" with Mandee. She had a kind and loving heart which was demonstrated best through her 30 years of caring for patients in her nursing career.
Survived by her loving husband, Robert Krajnc, Mesquite, NV; special daughter, Mandee Krajnc, Mesquite, NV; mother, Pat Colosimo, Price; sister, Kelli Nielsen, Price; brother-in-law, Pat O'Neil, Price; special niece and nephew, Tiffany and Tyson; great-nephew, Gage; sisters-in-law, Jerry, Wyoming, Frankie, Alabama, Donna, Idaho, Betty, Helper, Sonja, Arizona; aunts, Jone Orphanakis and Aldine Thomas; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; nanies special grand dog, Bailee.
Preceded in death by pops, Louie Colosimo; sister, Patti O'Neil; brothers-in-law, Allen and George; sister-in-law, Julia; nephews Louis and A.J.; mother and father-in-law, Frank &Sylvia Krajnc.
The family would like to give a very special thanks to Virgin Valley Home Health, nurses Angie, Cortney, Julie, Mary, Gloria; her aide, Vickie; therapists, Eric and David for their compassionate love and care given to Sidnee the past four years.
Funeral Mass, Thursday, June 26, 2014, 11:00 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church.
Vigil service, Wednesday evening 7:00 p.m., at the church in Price. Family will receive friends at Notre Dame Church Wednesday and Thursday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Cliffview Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Sidnee online at 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Sophia Mahleres Hayes Obituary

Sophia Mahleres Hayes

1923 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Sophia Mahleres Hayes Obituary
Nov. 20, 1923 ~ June 5, 2014
Our loving mother, Sophia Mahleres Hayes, age 90, passed away on June 5, 2014.
Sophie was born in Price, Utah to Harry and Ourania Siampinos Mahleres on November 20, 1923. She married Richard N. Hayes on April 27, 1952 in Price, Utah.
Sophie graduated from Holy Cross School of Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse. She was an active member of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church as well as the National Philoptochos Society. She was involved in Active Re-Entry, the American Cancer Society, the Greek Festival, Beta Sigma Phi, and several other charitable organizations. A longstanding resident of Carbon County, Sophie will be greatly missed by all.
Sophie is survived by three sons and one daughter, Harry (Melinda) Hayes, Livermore, CA, Bill Hayes, Price, Edie (Rex) Rhodes, Evanston, WY, Rich (Jan) Hayes, Salt Lake City; 11 grandchildren, Justin, Karl, Lindsey, Amanda, Zach, Max, Patrick, Mallory, Quintin, E.J., Dallas; two great-grandchildren, Keprie and Jaxon. Preceded in death by her parents, husband, Richard; brothers, John, Angelo and Nick; and sister, Dea Diamanti.
The Trisagion service will be at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 9, 2014 at Mitchell Funeral Home (233 East Main Street) in Price.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church with the Father Brendan Pelphrey, officiating. Burial will follow at Price City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Sophie at
In memory of Sophie, memorial contributions can be made to the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 688, Price, UT 84501 or Active Re-Entry, 10 South Fairgrounds Road, Price, UT 84501.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on June 8, 2014

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Dan Garber Jr.

Dan Garber
PRICE - Dan Garber, Jr., passed away May 24, 2014, at Castleview Hospital, at the age of 91, after a valiant fight for life after many illnesses.
He was born in Hiawatha, Utah, November 26, 1922 to Dan Garber, Sr. and Myrtle Clark Garber.
Married Virginia Reavely, later divorced. Married Ranae Anderson in 1979 and together they raised 2 grandchildren DJ and Sammy.
Dan worked at Hiawatha Mine for 10 years as a Mine Foreman and Engineer, 20 years as a General Contractor, General Manager for Price Mine Service, and in sales for H & J Supply and Fairmont Mine Equipment. Dan was a 32 Degree Mason and El Kalah Shriner and Past Master of Carbon Lodge #16 F.&.A.M. He also was a life member of the Price Elks lodge #1550. He loved golf, fly fishing, hunting and a good debate or argument over anything or anyone and politics.
He is survived by his wife, Ranae, son Sammy; grandson, DJ; stepsons, Garry (Geneva), Eric (Linda); grandchildren, Shonna (Tim), Melisa (Ernie), Matthew (Melena), Keith and Daryl; special nieces, Cherry (Greg), Dana Lee (Larry); cousins, Kelly Crogan, Dr. Ed Westwater (Jeri); many great grandchildren, nephews and nieces; brother, James (Beth) Garber.
Dan donated his body to the Department of Anatomy at the University of Utah Medical School. At his request there will be no services. Arrrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home where friends may share memories of Dan at

Dorothy "Dot" (Hoopes) Wilder

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Dorothy 'Dot' Wilder

Dorothy Dean Wilder, 83, of Marbleton, Wyoming passed away May 27, 2014 at the Marbleton-Big Piney Clinic from natural causes. Dot was born September 27, 1930 in Lyman, Wyoming to Burl and Mildred Hoopes. She graduated high school in Price, UT. She married the love of her life, Harold Wilder Dec. 30, 1967 in Lyman, WY and together they raised three children Debbie, Michael and Brett. Throughout her life she did some modeling, office work, home healthcare nursing and helped her husband build up an auto repair business. Dot enjoyed reading, fishing, camping and afternoon drives. She was an active member of the LDS Church, was active in reilief society and loved attending the temple. She is survived by her husband Harold; children Debbie Tyler and Brett Wilder; brother James Hoopes; five grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She is preceded in death by her parents Burl and Mildred Hoopes; brothers Reed Thomas and Burl Hoopes; sisters Leona Thomas and Mildred Sidoway and son Michael Wilder. A funeral service will be held Sat. morning at 9:00 AM at the L.D.S. Church in Big Piney. A graveside service will be held Sat. afternoon at 1:00 PM at the Lyman City Cemetery. Bishop Kirt Nyman will conduct the services.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wilburn Tatton

1920 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Fred Wilburn Tatton Obituary
Fred Wilburn Tatton, Jr.
September 4, 1920 ~ May 23, 2014
Wellington, UT-Fred Wilburn Tatton, Jr., age 93, returned to the loving arms of his Mother (Florence Robertson) May 23, 2014 in Price, Utah surrounded by his loved ones.
Fred was born in Hiawatha on September 4, 1920 to Fred Wilburn Tatton and Florence Pearl (Robertson) Tatton. Fred married Rea J. Williams on January 30, 1945, later solemnized in the Manti Temple January 29, 1954.
Fred was part of the great generation who saw more changes than any other; from the great depression up through the modern technological world we know today.
Fred was enlisted in the CCC and later joined the U.S. Navy, serving our Country during World War II and the Korean conflict. He received honorable discharge from all services. After he served our country, he and Rea began raising their four children and made coal mining his life's work. After retirement, he and Rea enjoyed serving as Temple Workers at the Manti Temple.
Fred enjoyed horses and always had a good saddle horse as a companion, he loved a good project and was a perfectionist.
Fred is survived by his beloved wife, Rea of 69 years; daughter, Freddie Larsen (Rick/deceased), SLC and sons John (Carryl) Tatton, Price; Tate (Heather) Tatton, Grand Junction, CO; Kirt (Carla) Tatton, Wellington and 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Fred was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings.
Funeral services will be Thursday, the 29th day of May at 11:00 am at the Wellington 4th Ward, 50 North 100 East Viewing will be Wednesday, the 28th day of May from 6-7 pm at Fausett Mortuary, 680 East 100 South, Price, and one hour prior to funeral services on Thursday at the church. Interment will be in the Wellington City Cemetery.
Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Family and friends may sign the guestbook and share memories of Fred at
Published in Deseret News on May 28, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

Hiawatha G & G Ball abt 1950's

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Left to Right:
Shirley Gentry-Bill Hayes-Elva Woodruff-Larry Anderson-Carol Gordon-
Gary Davis-Carol Smoody-Clark Riches-Joann Olsen-Jim Bearnson-
Pearl Barnett-Julian Ralston-Rita Clavell-Burton Guymon
Kareen Bingham-Jay Marshall

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Helen McNeil Wilberg(1925 - 2014)

1925 ~ 2014
Castle Dale, UT-Helen McNeil Wilberg passed away on May 5, 2014 at the age of 88. Helen was born July 18, 1925 in Hiawatha, Carbon County, Utah to Cheney Garrett and Edria Pettey McNeil and grew up in Ferron and Orangeville, Utah. She married LaMar Joseph Wilberg on August 20, 1948 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Following his tragic death in November 1964, she met the challenges of widowhood for almost 50 years with perseverance and grace. A graduate of Central High School, Carbon College, and Brigham Young University, she taught at the Huntington, Castle Dale, and Orangeville Elementary Schools for over 30 years. An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served in many capacities, including Relief Society President and was an ordinance worker at the Manti Temple for 15 years. She was a proud resident of Emery County and was involved in many civic activities, including serving on the Castle Dale City Zoning Committee, and she was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She will be remembered as a valued friend and neighbor. She not only shared many plates of baked goods, but also gave much of her time in the service of others. She was a devoted daughter and companion to her own widowed mother and parents-in-law, as well as a dedicated and loving mother and grandmother. She will be missed by family and friends alike.
Helen is survived by two children: Julie Wilson and Mack (Rebecca) Wilberg; as well as eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Special appreciation is expressed to the Legacy House of South Jordan for the tender care given to Helen during the last three years of her life, as well as neighbors, Bill and May Jorgensen for their continued care of her home.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Castle Dale LDS Stake Center (35 East Main Street). There will be a viewing from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Interment will be in the Orangeville City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Family and friends may sign the guest book and share memories of Helen at

Published in Deseret News on May 8, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Hiawatha Sunday School Class abt 1940-1950

Back-LtoR :Frances Baxter, Bonnie Allred, Paul Mecham, Garth Anderson.??.
Front LtoR :Isabelle Thomas, Ruby Reaveley, Pearl Reaveley, Bill Burgess

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Pete Vogrenic

The last five pictures in this group of six were taken on a picnic. This last one of Pete was not at the picnic. I LOVE THE OLD CARS ON ALL OF THEM





Picnic 1930-40. Scow's

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Marlene Frandsen Carlson

Marlene Frandsen Carlson, 1942-2014
PRICE - Marlene passed away on April 9, 2014.
She is survived by her husband, Pierre; her son Michael Pierre, daughter-in-law Holly Riedelbach, and her beloved grandchildren Harper Ruby (four) and Milo Pierre (one) of Austin, Texas; her sister, Phyllis Sillitoe and brother-in-law Jay; brother Stanley and his wife Linda; her sister Jolene Frandsen; her brother Tedd and his wife Janet; and sister-in-law Carol Frandsen as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Glenn and Irene, and her brother Kent.
Cremation and burial have already taken place.
One of Marlene's final requests was for her family to honor her strong, independent spirit by letting her speak for herself:
I was born in Price to Glenn and Irene White Frandsen. I grew up on the family farm in Carbon County with my siblings Phyllis, Stanley, Kent, Jolene and Tedd.
I married Pierre Carlson on April 10, 1965, in Ely, Nev. We have one son, Michael Pierre.
I was diagnosed with Leukemia in November 2007. It has been a long battle, but by now you know who came out the winner: BIG C.
Pierre and I traveled extensively in our RV for 45 years. After retiring, we did all the retiree stuff: Snowbirds in Arizona, traveling in and out of the United States, taking many cruise-ship adventures--including the Panama Canal. My favorite place was Alaska.
I want to thank my nephew Raymond, brother-in-law Merrill, aunts Colleen, Barbara, Rosalie, and Joyce for always checking on me and for their love, friendship and support.
I want to thank my sister Jolene for helping me check off items on my bucket list, and for staying with me during my last days on this earth.
I would like to thank Dr. Scott Samuelson, Toni, Stephanie, Tiffany, and the rest of the staff at Utah Cancer Specialists for helping me through the years and also allowing me to hang out in the infusion room. Also thanks to Barbara, Nicole and the rest of the staff at Good Shepard Hospice. .
It is time for me to start my next journey, which is to explore and travel the universe on my beautiful unicorn, Sparky.