Our loving sister, friend, aunt and totally wonderful lady, Kaye Leamaster, 58, passed away peacefully, January 21, 2014 at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo while surrounded by family and friends. She was born June 13, 1955 in Price, Utah to John "Jack" Leamaster and Shirley A. Kirby. Kaye fought a very courageous battle of lifelong illnesses and she never once complained about her health issues. She had a powerful will to live and a few doctors have even called her a "miracle in the making." Kaye was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was a graduate of Emery High School Class of 1973. She worked for Utah Power & Light at the Huntington Plant for over 30 years. Her job was a very important part of her life and she often spoke about the lasting friendships that she made at work. Kaye loved everyone and she had a faithful spirit. Her heart was filled with genuine love and she shared a special love for babies. She is survived by her sisters, Carol (Rick) Callor, Eagle, ID, Jon (Terry) Brown, Manitou, KY; special friends, Kathy and Gaylene; nieces and nephews, Misty Callor, Cally Davis, Carrie Callor, Kristi Grant, Beth Brown, Alisha Brown, Dean Davis, Doug Callor, Johnathon Brown, Jeffery Brown, Joseph Brown, Dustin Brown, Steve Grant; great-nephews and great-nieces, Kenny Davis, A.J. Callor, Andrew Callor, Ayden Callor, Andon Callor, Nicholas Grant, Zackory Brown, Xander Brown, Kali Brown, Kaylee Vogel and Rayven Grant; and Craig's two children, Brian and Shannon. She was preceded in death by her parents, and infant son, Riley. Kaye loved hats of all kinds. Upon her request please wear a hat to honor her memory. Funeral service, Saturday, January 25, 2014, 2:00 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home (233 East Main Street, Price). Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Friday evening from 7:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to services. Interment, Mt. View Cemetery, Helper. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Kaye at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.
HELPER - Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, friend and neighbor, William W. "Bill" Branson, age 87, passed away peacefully Jan. 24, 2014 at the Beehive Home in Price.
He was born Jan. 20, 1927 in Castle Dale to William and Zelpha Peterson Branson. On Sept. 4, 1953, Bill married Faye Fox and they made their home in Helper. Bill attended schools in Castle Dale and graduated from Central High. On his 18th birthday he signed up for the Navy and was sent to Camp Elliot in San Diego. Calif. He later went onto Treasure Island, another Naval Facility on the San Francisco Bay. In 1947, Bill became an accomplished pilot. He flew a Taylorcraft, several Cessna's including the 150, 170 and 185, the Aeronca, the PT-19 and AT-6. He flew over 1900 hours. In 1947, Bill went to work for Utah Power and Light at the Price Office. During his career, he was a heavy equipment operator for eight years. He worked at the Castle Gate Power Plant for 19 years as an Auxiliary and Board Operator. While at the Huntington Power Plant, he was a Supervisor of the Training Department for Operations, Testing, Mechanics, and Instrumentation. In 1983, he retired after 36 years of dedicated service. Bill helped inspire CEU in building a museum, and he is a part of what it has become today. Bill's family, associates and lifelong friends will remember him as an avid outdoorsman, rock hound, lapadarist, gemologist, mountain man, gold dredger, hunter, fisherman, and everyone's friend! His ability to talk to people and make friends has blessed the lives of many. Bill and Faye's home and rock shop have always been a welcoming place for strangers and friends. In 2000, Bill suffered a de-habilitating stroke. Through his suffering, he has experienced true devotion, love, commitment, and compassion from his wife. Faye took excellent care of him in their home for eight years, and has been with him through it all. She's been a great example of what love is to her family and her husband. Too many memories to share, too many experiences surround this man who lived "Larger than Life." Bill left footprints in our hearts and everywhere he went. His life was full of adventure. "To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure." J.K. Rowling. He is survived by his wife, Faye Branson; sons, William Bevan (Joyce) Branson, Jason Loran (Trina) Branson; grandchildren, William Brock (Kasslie) Branson, James Brett Branson, Heather Dawn (Eric) Jensen, Jennifer Lyn (Kevin) Jensen, Lacey Loran (Levi) Jensen; great-grandchildren, Zane and Joss Jensen; brother, Lane (Judy) Branson. He was preceded in death by his parents, William W. Branson, Sr., Zelpha Irene Peterson Branson Anderson; step-father, Loran Anderson; sisters, Imo Wray Branson, Mary Louise Branson Blanc; and brother, James B. Branson. Funeral service, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home (233 East Main Street) in Price. Family received friends at Mitchell Funeral Home Monday evening and will do the same Tuesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Mt. View Cemetery, Helper. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Bill online at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net
Back Row: L-R Ray Montano, Harold Burgess, Dick Reva, Wallace Baldwin, Ortiz Thompson, Ferron Pappas
Middle Row: George Orphanakis, Helen Pappas, Alice Nucich, Doris Asay, ?Allan Scow, Val Reese
Front Row: Angelo Lingos, ?, Grant Ungerman, Hejen Maragakis, Glen Davis, ? ,David Gordon. ?
This picture and the one school picture below and two above school pictures came from Allan Scow. He and Irene Christensen have tried to name all the kids. If you know some not listed, or incorrect please let me know.
PRICE - Devon C. Oliver, age 75, passed peacefully Jan. 10, 2014 in Price, while surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 13, 1938 in Price to Cleland W. and Anona Ann Brasher Oliver. Devon was a longtime resident of Carbon County and a graduate of Carbon High School. He married Glenda Sorenson, they later divorced. He honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1966. After returning from the service, he married the love his life Pearl Barnett Thompson on July 16, 1971. Devon was a dedicated and tireless worker who touched the hearts of many. He was employed with Utah Power and Light for 20 years, where he was blessed with many dear friends. After retiring from UP&L, Devon went to work for the US Forest Service. Devon loved working outdoors and this was a job that he thoroughly enjoyed. Devon was passionate about horses and his favorite breeds were Appaloosa and Quarter horses. He loved showing horses, watching bull riding, shoeing horses or anything to do with horses. He was talented in dutch oven cooking and enjoyed putting on a lamb roast for family and friends. Camping and spending time with his kids and grand kids was one of the highlights of his life. Once a year he liked to help out his community by being one of Santa's Helpers. His smile, smooches and contagious laugh will be truly missed. He is survived by his wife, Pearl Oliver; daughters, Heidi Oliver, Heather (Dave) Wynn; siblings, Bonnie (Parley) Johnson, Lynn (Juanita) Oliver; four grandchildren, Danielle, Josh, Montana and Jake; many nieces, nephews, other extended family members and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, infant sister, and son Matthew Thompson. Funeral service, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, 11:00 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will receive friends at Mitchell Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 6-7 p.m. and Thursday one hour prior to services. Interment, Price City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Devon at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net
FERRON - Herb E. Thomas, age 61 passed away peacefully on Saturday,
Dec. 28, 2013 at his home after a valiant battle with cancer.
Herb was born June 23, 1952 in Price to Elwood "Woody" and
Shirlene Bawden Thomas. He married Jean Faulconer on March 21, 1980 in
Herb was a member of the San Rafael Swell Auto Association, and
the Gents Car Club, he was very passionate about his 73 Dodge Shortbed.
Herb traveled many miles to enter his truck in numerous car shows. He
worked as an Operator at the Hunter Power Plant for over 30 years,
before retiring due to health reasons.
His greatest joy was his family. Especially spending time with
his grandchildren, be it watching a Jazz game or attending their
different activities. Being with his grandchildren brought the biggest
smile to his face. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Herb was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Gregory Allen Thomas and Zachery Benjamin Thomas.
Herb is survived by his wife Jean of Ferron. Daughter, Courtnee
(Chris) Justice and their children: Tai, Derek, Seth, Bethany and Luke,
all of Huntington; daughter, Melanie (Beau) Stoker and their children:
Laila, Cain and Charly, all of South Jordan; sister, Jann (Pete)
Parduhn, Bullhead City, Ariz.; niece, Shauna McKnight, Lake Havasu,
Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 at 11 a.m. at
Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale, 720 N. Center. A viewing will be held
on Wednesday, evening, Jan. 1, 2014, from 6 - 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary
in Castle Dale, and on Thursday one hour prior to the services at the
mortuary. Interment will be in the Ferron City Cemetery. Services are in
the care of Fausett Mortuary. Friends and family may sign the guestbook
and share memories of Herb at www.fausettmortuary.com.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Coleman and
Sean Strope and staff at the Huntsman Cancer Center and Dr. Lowell
Morris and Sherry King for their loving care and support.