Sunday, December 13, 2015

Robert E. Wilde obit

Robert Wilde September 23, 1929 - December 11, 2015 Robert Earl Wilde, 86, passed away Friday, December 11, 2015. Funeral Services for Robert will be held Wednesday, December 16th, at 12:00 noon, at the Garden Cove Ward Chapel, 1945 West 9000 South, West Jordan, Utah, where a Viewing will be held prior from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Interment in Provo City Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Utah Valley Mortuary.

Love.  You did it so perfectly for 86 years. Born September 23, 1929 to Earl Heber and Loyas Ora Christensen Wilde, that love filled the arms of your dear parents.  On December 11, 2015 it was that love we felt as you left the arms of your sweetheart and family here on earth, and were welcomed with warm embrace by your parents, brothers, sister, and grand-daughter.  Robert Earl Wilde, we will forever cherish you as our husband, father, and grandpa.
From your childhood in Hiawatha, raising your family in Provo, and your new home in West Jordan, your imaginative and infectious personality created life-long friendships you cherished and celebrated.  You had a great love for country as evidenced by your honorable service to the Air Force and your career as a US Postal worker.  Your desire to serve others drew you to these positions and we will always remember your excitement and personal touch in delivering call letters to missionary families.  
Your love for competition was visible in cheering for BYU, watching the NY Yankees, playing golf, and beating your family in cards with a grin that could not be contained.  We would gladly lose one last time to see that smile again.
Above all, your love of family and your Savior guided everything you did.  Your dedication to Christ as an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a servant of the Lord in His Temple stands as an example for us.  You loved your wife, Renee Dawn Worthen more than life itself and prepared for that special day on June 24, 1955 when you were sealed for time and all eternity in the Manti Temple.  Your three children, Mitchell (Jennifer), Stuart (Jamie), and Debbie (Bob) were your greatest accomplishment and your grandchildren your pride and joy. How grateful we are for your example of humility, selflessness, humor, loyalty and service.  We will miss you and always strive to love as you did.

Funeral Services 
Garden Cove Ward 
1945 W. 9000 S. West Jordan, UT 84088
Viewing 9:30-11:30am Funeral 12:00pm

Monday, November 16, 2015

Three Military guys.

Top-Mike Kolovich,         left-Hichiro Budo,          Right-Mack Neilson

Monday, September 28, 2015

Jack Magnuson obit notice

Castle Dale - Jack LeRoy Magnuson, 86, passed away September 25, 2015 from injuries sustained in a four-wheeling accident. He was born July 22, 1929 in Castle Dale, Utah to Charles and Ada Faye Jeffs Magnuson.

On November 25, 1955 he married the love of his life, Janet Wickman in Ely, Nevada. Their marriage was later solemnized on May 13, 1997 in the Manti Temple. Jack and Janet were only two months shy of their 60th wedding anniversary.

He was raised in Castle Dale, Utah. At the age of 16 he moved to California with his father to work in the grape fields. After a short stay, he returned to Castle Dale and worked in the oil fields and for US Fuel Co. in Hiawatha, Utah as a shuttle car operator until he joined the U.S. Army in 1951. He served in Fort Lewis, Washington until his honorable discharge in March 1953. He returned to Castle Dale and resumed employment at US Fuel.

In the early 1960s they started a small building material store in their backyard. He would work at the mine whenever possible and, with the help of Janet, maintained the lumber store too. The business was so successful that, in 1965, he was able to purchase property on Castle Dale Main Street and build his first store. The business grew and flourished until he built the large Magnuson Lumber building in 1984. It is still operating today, 50 years later. 

He loved to spend time with friends and family traveling the country and at his Joe’s Valley Ranch. He spent many memorable days vacationing with his grandchildren.

He served many years on the Castle Dale City Council. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He and Janet served nine years at the church cannery and served a two year humanitarian mission. He found great joy in helping others. Wherever he went, he was always willing to lend a helping hand.

He is survived by his wife Janet, son Randy (Laurel) Magnuson, daughter Jarilyn Spears; His grandchildren, Dallas (Shanna) Magnuson, Lindsey (Cody) Oman, McKenzie (Chance) Garrison, Eric (Caitlin) Spears, Leisha Magnuson and McCall Spears; His great-grandchildren, Korbin Garrison, Mylie Magnuson, Macee Garrison, Olivia Spears, Peyton Oman, Dreyden Oman, and Jaxton Oman. He is preceded in death by his great-granddaughter Maeli McCall Garrison; his parents Charles and Ada Faye Jeffs Magnuson; brothers Paul and Bruce; sisters Twila, Jenny, and Valora.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Castle Dale Utah Stake Center, 35 East Main, Castle Dale, Utah. A viewing will be held Tuesday evening, September 29, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Fausett Mortuary, 720 North Center, Castle Dale, Utah and Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:30 a.m. prior to the services at the church. Interment will be at the Castle Dale City Cemetery. Funeral services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Family and friends may sign the guest book and share memories of Jack at

Friday, September 18, 2015

Jean Reaveley Obit Notice

A beautiful heart took its last breath on September 15, 2015, as Jean succumbed to her illness surrounded by loved ones. Jean was born to Marvin and Pauline Dickson (Brunner) on February 27, 1929 in Heber City, UT. The family later moved to Salt Lake City, UT, where she grew up and graduated from South High School. Her first marriage was to Edward LaRocque (Rock) Campbell on August 14, 1946 in Salt Lake City. They were married for 27 years. She later married Donald G. Reaveley in Elko, NV on May 30, 1981.
Jean is survived by husband Don, daughter Vicki (Steve) Rogers, son Mark (Silvia) Campbell, and predeceased by son Brig Campbell and daughter Tori Larsen. Also survived by stepchildren Terrie McCans (Reavely) and Don Reavely, Jr., sisters Darlene Cornwall and Kay Hoagland, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Jean loved her family and friends fiercely, generously and unconditionally. Don was the love of her life for 34 years. His love for her was ultimately demonstrated by his loyalty and dedicated care during her illness, to the very end.
Her zest for life was evident in all her activities, interests and spontaneous nature. She was passionate about bridge, bowling, cards and anything else that came her way, and she made it fun for everyone sharing the experience with her. She was also an active member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Disabled American Veterans for several years and served as State Department Commander during part of her tenure.
Though she will be dearly missed, the qualities and character Jean possessed and so freely shared with others will live on in perpetuity through all the lives she touched.
The family wishes to acknowledge and express their gratitude to the staff of Legacy Village Memory Care and Aspire Home Health & Hospice for their compassionate care during Jean's final days.
Burial will be at Crestview Cemetery in Price, UT.
Private family services to be held.

Published in Deseret News on Sept. 18, 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Miner's Memorial-Carbon County

Hiawatha Day August 2015

Picture from Sun Advocate.




Here is a list of everyone who signed the page at the Hiawatha Reunion in August 2015. There are probably a few misspelled names. I could not read some of the "Hieroglyphics." If your name is spelled wrong or is missing please let me know and I will fix it.    WALLY

Allred, Ken
Anderson, Deloy & Betty
Anderson, Larry &  Sharon
Baldwin, Wallace
Barnett,Al .
Barnett, Floyd &  Barbara
Barnett, John J.
Barnett, Pat
Blackburn, Geri
Blake, Jenn
Blake, Parker
Carras, Angela
Castanon, Kathryn, Miller
Christensen, Marilyn
Christensen, Vince
Clavell, Paul
Crogan, Carol
Crogan, Steve
Davis, Nana Beth Littlejohn
Driggs, Barbara McFadden
Driggs, Darrell
Hanna, Kayla M.
Hansen, Colleen
Hansen, Glen
Hansen, Ryan & Dorothy Barnett
Herreri, Josie Yamaguchi
Jensen, Kelly
Jordan, Ginny
Larsen, David & Laretta
Larsen, Jackie
Lopan, Max
Lopan, Willie
Lowe, David A.
Lowe, Grace
Lowe, James R.
Lowe, Soupy David
McBride, Diana Lowe
McFadden, Kathryn
Mecham, Craig & Dinah
Miller, Beverly
Merrill. Chloe
Miller, Eldon
Neilson, Tom & Clone
Orphanakis, Mary
Pappas, George
Peck, Alice L.
Peirce, Lisa Segura
Peterson, Betty
Peterson, Sharon Richardson
Reaveley, Don
Reva, John & Marilyn
Rowley, Vernell
Segura, Helen Pappas
Vuksinick, Arlene
Wallace, Don & Myrna
Woodruff, Cliff & Louise

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Marilyn Sue C. Christensen Obit

Marilyn Sue Cannon Christensen(1957 - 2015)

Marilyn Sue Cannon Christensen
On August 28, 2015 the life of Marilyn Sue Cannon Christensen was taken too soon. Marilyn was born March 16, 1957 to Melba Justesen and Dale Cannon. She was raised by her Uncle and Aunt, Bert and Golda Cannon. Marilyn married Dennis Christensen on April 27, 1985.
She is survived by her husband Dennis; mom Melba; children Shane, Lewis, and Brittney; 12 grandchildren; Aunt Betty Peterson and many aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers.
A visitation will be held at Lake Hills Memorial Mortuary, 10055 S. State St., Sandy, UT, on Wednesday September 2, 2015 between 6 and 8 PM. Funeral services will be held at the same location, Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 11:00 AM, and interment in Lake Hills Memorial Cemetery following services. Online condolences may be left at
Marilyn's life was cut short and she will be greatly missed!

Funeral Home

Lake Hills Memorial Mortuary Cemetery & Crematorium
10055 S State St Sandy, UT 84070
(801) 566-1249

Published in Deseret News on Sept. 1, 2015

Monday, July 20, 2015

Hiawatha Sunday School Class

We talked about this pic. at our breakfast this AM. The concensus was as follows: Just look at heads for the position: Left to Right--
LaDean Cox-Bonnie Allred-Isabelle Thomas-Paul Mecham-Ruby Reaveley-Garth Anderson-Pearl Reaveley- ? -Bill Burgess and last girl cut off?
If you know some are not right pleasae let me know?

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Merlin Blackburn obit

Merlin Blackburn

1930 - 2015 | Obituary

Merlin Blackburn Obituary 
Our wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Merlin Blackburn, 84, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2015 in Kearns, Utah.
He was born on October 9, 1930 in Clawson, Utah to Wayne and Melba Prows Blackburn. He graduated from Emery High School, and served his country during the Korean War. Merlin married Geraldine Baldwin on December 22, 1955 in Castro Valley, California.
He was an active member of the LDS Church and served faithfully in many callings. He barbered in Kearns for 40 years and made many wonderful friends. He loved to spend time with his family, they were his life.
Merlin is survived by his loving wife; children, Penni (Keith) Cook, Jackie (Layne) Larsen, Kelly (Todd) Jensen; 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; brothers, Clarence, Harold and Blain Blackburn. He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services for Merlin will be held on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Valley View Funeral Home, 4335 West 4100 South where friends may visit with the family on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. and again on Friday one hour prior to the service. Interment: Valley View Memorial Park. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Merlin Blackburn's Funeral

Merlin Blackburn's viewing will be Thursday July 2nd from 6:00- 8:00 PM.
There will also be a viewing Friday July 3rd before the grave side service. Burial will be on the 3rd at 11:00 AM. Viewing and Burial will be at Valley View Memorial Park 4335 W. 4100 So.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Merlin Blackburn's Obit

Merlin Blackburn, My Brother in Law passed away abt 10:00 AM this morning at his home in Kearns Utah. I have not heard any definate time for a funeral or additional information. As soon as I do I will post it.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Hiawatha, Ut. 4th of July Parade

Thanks to Janet Prince for the Pics. She is shown in the centr picture.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Hiawatha Heist

Thanks to Carol Prince for this article. She does not know when
it happened.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

EMERY COUNTY ARCHIVES: The Ghost Town of Mohrland

EMERY COUNTY ARCHIVES: The Ghost Town of Mohrland

A lot of you older Hiawatha residents came from Mohrland. I thought you might be interested in this article. I was born in Mohrland and moved to Hiawatha about 1937/38. Hope you find the article interesting and you even might want to contact the author and thant her for her efforts. TO LOOK AT THE ARTICLE JUST CLICK THE LINK AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE.

Sorry I accidently posted this to my Wally's Musings Blog the first time around.

Friday, May 29, 2015


PRICE-On May 24, 2015, Stefan Blair Feichko, age 60, passed away unexpectedly.
He was born April 23, 1955 in Price to Ervin and Violet Brundage Feichko.
Stefan was an active member of the United Mine Workers of America and a former employee of Wattis and Hiawatha mines where he served as Chairman on the UMWA Safety Committee. He was a lifelong resident of Carbon County and a member of the Catholic Church. Stefan's passion in life was his family and farming. He was a talented craftsman who enjoyed woodworking. Stefan loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing with his daughter and his nieces and nephews. He loved sharing his knowledge with his family and passing down his knowledge for generations to enjoy.
Family meant the world to Stefan and his daughter Dakota was the center of his universe for the past 18 years. He also cherished the many wonderful years that he shared with his mother. Stefan loved caring for his mom and they could always count on each other. He was deeply proud of Dakota and her love Allen. Although Stefan may be gone, his joy will live on through Dakota's joyful laughter.
Stefan is still watching over his beloved daughter and her partner, Dakota Feichko (Allen); his mother, Violet Feichko; daughter, Holly; two sisters, Carol Rogers and Violet Adams; brother, Ervin, Jr. (Susan) Feichko; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Stefan joined his father Ervin Feichko, Sr. and the two of them are no doubt laughing and talking about the good old days.
Funeral Mass, Friday, May 29, 2015, 10 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Vigil service, Thursday evening 7 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home where friends are welcome to join the family Thursday and Friday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Price City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Stefan online at 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Paul L. Mecham Obit

Paul LeRoy Mecham

May 11, 2015 12:00 am
Paul LeRoy Mecham
1927 ~ 2015
Paul LeRoy Mecham passed away at this home in American Fork on the 8th of April, 2015. He was born August 10, 1927 at his grandfather Warnicks farmhouse at Manila, Utah County, Utah located just North of Pleasant Grove. He is the first child of LeRoy Keetch Mecham and Ethel Myrle Warnick. Paul enjoyed working on his grandfathers farm every summer until he went into the service. He especially enjoyed being there with his Uncle, Steven Warnick, who is 3 years older than Paul and they grew up more like brothers than Uncle and nephew.
At the time of his birth, Pauls father was working for the interurban train line that went from Payson to Salt Lake City. His work moved them to Springville and then to American Fork. After losing his job due to the depression, his father found work in Hiawatha, a coal-mining town in Carbon County, Utah, where the family lived for 11 years. Paul went through ninth grade in the Hiawatha school and tenth grade through his junior year at Carbon High School in Price, which required a daily 36-mile bus trip. Paul and his family moved back to American Fork in 1944
After serving in the Navy, Paul met and married his beloved wife, Norma Marine Larson in the Salt Lake Temple on August 11, 1947, with President Joseph Fielding Smith officiating. They were married 65 years, terminating upon Normas death in 2012. Norma was "The wind beneath his wings" and on her passing he said "a great light had gone out of the world and out of my life".
Paul was always active in the L.D.S. church serving in numerous leadership positions, including in a bishopric and 12 years on the High Council in the American Fork stake. One of his favorite activities was working in the American Fork Family History Center and working on his own familys history. He also spent many years in scouting getting his Eagle Scout award and the Silver Beaver award. Paul worked at Geneva Steel for 40 years and then worked for North American Refractories for 11 years.
Paul and Norma were blessed with three boys, Robert Paul (Karen), Michael Steven (Caroline), and Craig Lee (Dinah). He has ten grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Richard (Linda), and one sister, Jeanette Johnson (Blaine). His parents and his wife Norma preceded him in death. Family and friends may call Tuesday evening, May 12th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork, Utah. Graveside services will take place Wednesday May 13, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the American Fork Cemetery. There will be no funeral service as per Pauls wishes.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Myrna Watterson obituary

Myrna Watterson

SOUTH JORDAN - Myrna Watterson passed away on April 11, 2015 in South Jordan at the age of 77. She was born on Aug. 23, 1937 in Salt Lake City to Norman Lowe and Verla Curtis Lowe. She married Charles Wayne Watterson Jr. in the Manti Temple on June 8, 1956.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 11 am at the Green River LDS Chapel in Green River. A viewing will be at 9:30 a.m. at the Green River LDS Chapel. Interment will be at the Elgin Cemetery in Green River. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Friends and family may sign the guest book and share memories of Myrna at 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Hiawatha Basketball Team

Larry N Shirlee Lopan Left To Right Robert Neilson Dave Wall Willie Lopan Ted Fitzgerald John Draper Albert Palazzi Johnnie colosimo Hiawatha church team in the 60tys

Monday, March 23, 2015

Herbert L. Hargrave Obituary

Herbert Lee Hardgrave

Herbert Lee Hardgrave
Herbert Lee Hardgrave, age 90, was born on Oct. 15, 1924 to Charles Jackson and Myrtle Crook Hardgrave in Clarksville. He passed at home on March 10, 2015.
Herb married Judith Ann Cook on March 15, 1972.
He is survived by his wife, Judy, and five children: Jane Smith; Julie (Ron) Mote; Brian Hardgrave; David (Kathy) Hardgrave; and Kristian Hardgrave. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Herb served in the U.S. Army during World War II,1942-1945, loading bombs on planes.
Herb was active in the Masonic Order and Eastern Star with Judy in Naomi Chapter 13 in Price.
Herb retired from Hiawatha Coal Mine in 1986.
Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Brown Road Baptist Church in Mesa Arizona. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


While I was at our Hiawatha Breakfast (which has dwindled A LOT), someone mentioned it would be interesting to know where the people of Hiawatha came from. Well I had done this little survey quite a while ago, but here it is and you may find it interesting----WALLY

This information was collected from personal interviews, obituaries, newspapers & census records.


ANDERSON              Denmark
AXELSEN               Denmark
BALDWIN               England
BARNETT               Scotland
BAWDEN                England
BEARNSON              Scotland-Iceland
BEVERIDGE             Scotland
BUDO                  Japan
BURGESS               Germany
CARLSON               Sweden
CHIAVINI              Italy           
CHRISTENSEN           Sweden- Denmark
CLAVEL                France
COLOSIMO              Italy
COWAN                 Scotland
COX                   England
CROMBIE               Ireland
DAHLSRUD              Norway
DAVIS                 England-Wales
DAY                   England
DUGMORE               England
EARDLEY               England              
EASTERBROOK           Scotland
FADEL                 Denmark
FRANDSEN              Denmark
GAGON                 Ireland
HOOPES                England
JACKSON               Wales
JARVI                 Finland
KOLOVICH              Yugoslavia
LITTLEJOHN            Scotland
LUPO                  Italy
MADRID                Spanish
MARAGAKIS             Greece
MOFFITT               Ireland
ORPHANAKIS            Greece
ORTIZ                 Spanish
PAPPAS                Greece
PEPERAKIS             Greece
PERETTI               Italy
PETRONI               Italy
REAVELEY              England
REVA                  Italy
RONS                  Belgium- Switzerland
ROVSEK                Scotland
SACO                  Italy
SMODEY                Austria
SPIGARELLI            Italy
STORY                 Canada
UNGERMAN              Denmark
VEA                   Italy
VOGRINEC              Austria
WICKMAN               Germany
WILDE                 England

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Bud Leon Clavell Obituary

Bud Leon Clavell

1948 - 2015 | Obituary  Condolences
Bud Leon Clavell Obituary
1948 ~ 2015
Bud "Buddy" Leon Clavell, went to be with his Lord and Savior, on February 26, 2015. After an intense eight month battle with leukemia, Bud was reunited in heaven with his beloved wife, Janice Clavell, who passed away in June of 2014.
Bud was born on August 6, 1948 in Price, Utah, to Bud and Marie Clavell. He is the oldest of three Clavell boys. Bud was "reborn" on April 25, 2009 when he became a Christian.
Bud graduated from Cypress High School in 1966. He served in the U.S. Army from April 1968-November 1969, where he was a helicopter mechanic. During his service, he fought in the Vietnam War and earned a distinguished air medal. He graduated from Utah Trade Technical College in June of 1976. Bud moved to California in 1977, where the majority of his career was spent as the Facilities & Maintenance Supervisor (overseeing all electrical work and electricians) at Senior Aerospace Ketema in El Cajon, California.
Bud is survived by his brothers Don (wife Debbi) and Gary (wife Malynn), his son Graylin (wife Gale), his daughter Heather (husband Bond) and his grandchildren, Mason, Haley and Baby Girl Gaona (Heather and Bond) due July 2015.
Bud will always be remembered for his love of his family, the Raiders, golfing, coaching soccer, eating hamburgers, and driving fast cars. He told amazing stories, comforted those in need, even during his own time of distress and was always there when you needed him. He devoted the last 6 years of his life to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He shared this message of love with everyone he met, and everywhere he went, including mission trips to Africa!
We love and miss you Buddy! You are forever in our hearts and memories.
A Celebration of Life for Bud Clavell will be held Saturday, March 7, at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Chapel Ramona, 114 14th Street, Suite D, Ramona, CA 92065.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Mar. 1, 2015

Ray Christensen

Although Ray was not a Hiawathaite, his parents Vic & Clara lived in Mohrland and had many frieds in Hiawatha--- Wally B.

Ray Christensen(1932 - 2015)

September 8, 1932 ~ February 27, 2015
Price, Utah-Ray S. Christensen, 82, passed away February 27, 2015 after a very short, intense battle with pancreatic and liver cancer.
He was born September 8, 1932 in Mohrland, Utah, which is now a ghost town. His parents Vic and Clara Sumsion Christensen raised Ray in Kenilworth, Utah with his four brothers, Jack (deceased), Ted, Ross, and Clyde.
On September 3, 1953 he married the love of his life, Rosalie Bertot Christensen. She was his angel and sweetheart for 58 years. At age 15 he used his brother's birth certificate and entered the Marine Corp serving in the Korean War for four years, returning at the age of 19. He met and married Rosalie at age 21 and they raised three kids: Denise (Dee Dee), Karen, and John.
He spent over three decades in the local coal mining industry, including Kaiser Steel, Braztah, Soldier Creek Coal, and finishing at Emery Mining Corp. His happiest times throughout his childhood and adult life were spent at Fish Lake, Utah with family and friends. He was a dedicated fisherman, who could be spotted in his boat wearing his straw hat and smoking his pipe while patiently fishing for that elusive Big Mac.
He is survived by his children, Dee-Dee (Bruce) Lindsay, Salina, and their children Krysta (Jim) Shultz; Kyle (Sarah) and great grandchild Delaney; Karen (Izzy) Plarisan, Roseville, California, and their children Miles, Karly (Greg) Sahr, TJ; John (Cathy) Christensen, Price, and their children Jack and Emma; brothers Ted (Nola Myrl); Ross (Peggy), and Clyde (Nancy). He was preceded in death by wife, parents, brother (Jack).
Also, survived by Evelyn Pappas, his special companion who loved him dearly, and his Arizona buddies that made his winters enjoyable.
Funeral service, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 11:00 a.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home (233 East Main Street) in Price. A viewing will be held at Mitchell Funeral Home Monday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday one hour prior to services. Interment, Price City Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are always welcome and may share memories of Ray at

Funeral Home

Mitchell Funeral Home Inc
233 E Main St Price, UT 84501
(435) 637-2668

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Linda Strahl- Obituary

Linda Strahl
WELLINGTON/HIAWATHA - Linda Sue McCormick Strahl, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, auntie and baby sister, returned to her Heavenly Father on February 17, 2015. Linda succumbed to cancer from the family home in Wellington.
She was born in Morganfield, KY on August 13, 1948.
She is survived by husband, Kerry, of the home; son Terry, grandsons, Kerry, Zak and Thomas McDonald, granddaughters, Ashley and Shelby McDonald, great grandsons, Ethan and Madox all of Modesto, CA; sisters, Nadine Potter, TN; Margie (Hal) Gard, Oakdale, CA; Sharon (Arnold) Bien, Jamestown, CA; Alice Peck, Wellington; nieces and nephews from various parts of the U.S.- Potter's: Sherry, Wayne, Diana, Vivian, Roy, Joy, Brenda, Mark and Loren; McCormick's: Kristi and Brenda; Asay's: Cheryl, Jeffery and Patricia; Keene's: Durk and Cabrina; Peck: Tammy and Dawn; DeNunzio's: Darrin, Arron and Sabrina. Also survived by many great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.
Linda was one of those rare people that were truly genuine, she had a great sense of humor, she was smart, talented, a good wife, mother and a terrific sister. She enjoyed camping, fishing, sewing, all sorts of craft's, gardening, decorating her home, remodeling-putting in flooring, etc.; she could do anything she set her mind to. The family moved to Hiawatha when she was nine months old, left in December of 1959, when Dad became too ill to work the mines. We all missed our friends, but she remained true to hers and kept in contact with them all through the years. She was kind, sweet and loving. She took care of Dad and our brother Herb when they became too ill, to care for themselves. Her biggest joy was being a wife and mother. She will be missed more than this family can never convey.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley and Cordelia McCormick; brothers, Burnard, Daris, Herbert (H.B.); and sisters, Shirley and Ruth.
Linda chose to be cremated and a memorial service will be held Friday, February 20, 2015, 1:00 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main, Price. The family will be at Mitchell's one half hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation to Cancer Research be made in Linda's name. The family wishes to convey their many thanks to Rocky Mountain Hospice Care for their care and show of respect allowing Linda to maintain her dignity during her final weeks. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Linda at 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Joe A. Martinez Jr. Obit Notice

Joe A. Martinez, Jr. "Little Joe"
PRICE-Joe Adolph Martinez, Jr., age 65, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 3, 2014, while surrounded by his family.
"Little Joe" was born Aug. 7, 1948 in Price to Joe A. Martinez and Seniada Marie Valdez.
On Nov. 4, 1972, he married Kathleen "Kathy" Palmer in Price, Utah and they were blessed with four girls, Poor Guy! Joe and Kathy later divorced, and now she's stuck with the girls.
"Little Joe" spent most of his life enjoying the outdoors and caring for his family. He loved horses, hunting, fishing, camping and tending to his sheep and cows. He loved his collection of Allis Chalmers Tractors and Big Chevy Trucks. He eventually resorted to FORD's, "because he said they were cheaper." Joe was a comedian who loved to make everyone laugh. He also enjoyed watching WWE Wrestling.
Joe was an accomplished welder and mechanic who always kept his equipment painted and looking nice.
He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America who began working at Horse Canyon at the age of 18. During this time he attended the College of Eastern Utah. Joe spent the remainder of his years working at Hiawatha. In 1997, he retired from Hiawatha Local # 6363 with over thirty years of dedicated service.
"Little Joe" is survived by his best friend and faithful companion, RIP; his girls, Bobbi Jo (Jared) Gunter, Kathy Jo Martinez and Justin Christensen, Kelli Jo (Levi) Juggert, all of Price, Shelli Jo Martinez Ness, Duchesne; beloved nephew, Shawn Martinez, Price; Kathy Palmer, and good friend, Tracy Weber, both of Price; ex-sons-in-law, Garry Tavenner, Price, Curtis Ness, Green River, Wyo.; brothers, Pat (Carol Sue) Martinez, Amadeo (Nedra) Martinez, both of Price; sisters, Effie Roberts, Kearns, Cecilia Martinez, Rock Springs, Wyo.; mother-in-law, Sally A. Timothy, Wellington; 11 grandchildren, Danny Ness, Colton and Valery O'Neil, Audrey Dimick, Randall (Erika) Dimick, Shalako Gunter, Kayden, Kyler, Dallas, Ashley and Bailey Juggert; his first great-grandchild due in December; and many wonderful nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three infant siblings, brothers, Fernando (Joe) Martinez, Juan (Phil) Martinez; brothers-in-law, Eugene Martinez and Lorren Roberts; nephew, Jimmy Martinez; and son-in-law, Jade O'Neil.
Funeral service, Thursday, May 8, 2014, 10 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home (233 East Main Street) in Price. Family will be at Mitchell's Wednesday evening from 7-8 p.m. and Thursday one hour prior to service. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery, Price. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of "Little Joe" at 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Mischa Clone Neilson Obituary

Mischa Clone Neilson(1993 - 2015)

Mischa Clone Neilson
1993 ~ 2015
At the age of 21, Mischa Clone Neilson, passed away January 22, 2015, surrounded by family and friends due to complications stemming from type 1 diabetes.
Mischa was born May 4, 1993 to Michael Neilson and Tanya Martinez Aiono. Always a vibrant, loving person, Mischa had an amazing ability to connect friends and family to each other and make sure everyone felt loved.
Diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 10, Mischa battled the disease with all her might and put up a great fight. Preceded in death by her mother, we find comfort knowing that Tanya was there waiting to greet her in Heaven and that her reunion was a celebration. 
Mischa lived a full life for such a young soul. She worked in several different industries; tech support, food, retail and at Lagoon. She loved and mentored her sister and best friend, Terttu. She married Robert Johnson at the age of 19. Mischa loved animals and kids, and they loved her. She would walk into a room, say hello, and the kids would rush to her side to be with her. "I know, right?"
Mischa is survived by her father Mike (Rose) Neilson, her sister and best friend Terttu Aiono and too many grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, other family members to name as well as countless friends. It has been amazing to see the outpouring of love and loss everyone feels for Mischa. We lost our baby girl!
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and numerous professionals that helped with Mischa's care throughout her journey. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the American Diabetes Foundation.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Valley View Funeral Home, 4335 W. 4100 S. with viewings on Monday from 6-8:00 p.m. and Tuesday one hour prior to services.

Saturday, January 24, 2015


Here are some pictures I took at Hiawatha Day in 2008. They may bring back some memories. If anyone knows who all of them are let me know and I will label them. 


Mischa Clone Neilson obituary

Mischa Clone Neilson

May 4, 1993 ~  January 22, 2015

In Memory of:

Mischa Clone Neilson
May 4, 1993 - January 22, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Valley View Memorial Park & Funeral Home
4335 West 4100 South
West Valley City, UT 84120
(801) 969-1081

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
9:45 am - 10:45 am
Valley View Memorial Park & Funeral Home
4335 West 4100 South
West Valley City, UT 84120
(801) 969-1081

Funeral Service
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Valley View Memorial Park & Funeral Home
4335 West 4100 South
West Valley City, UT 84120
(801) 969-1081

Monday, January 12, 2015

Jerel Cowen Obit

Jerel “Jerry” Cowan

OGDEN/PRICE- Jerel “Jerry” B. Cowan, age 66, died Thursday, January 8, 2015.
He was born January 20, 1948 in Price, Utah, the first child of Byrnell and Ramona Reaveley Cowan. Jerry was raised in Hiawatha, Utah and graduated from Carbon High School in 1966. He graduated from Utah State University with a certificate in Aerospace Mechanics.
Jerry married Sherrie Patterick, but they were later divorced. He married Deborah Green on July 21, 1977 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jerry joined the Marines and served honorably in Vietnam from December 2, 1967 to December 15, 1968. He received the Navy Achievement Medal with Combat “V”. Upon returning from Vietnam, Jerry returned to Hill Air Force Base and worked there for thirteen years. Jerry returned to his hometown of Hiawatha and became the Town Marshal. He later became a Carbon County Deputy Sheriff and served two years as the Chief Deputy. He retired as a police officer with 22 years of service. Jerry’s interests included hunting, riding motorcycles, fast cars, spending time at his cabin and going for long walks. Jerry was a wonderful father and grandfather who will be missed by his children, grandchildren and extended family that will miss him.
Survived by his wife, Deborah, South Weber; two daughters, Misty Dawn and Shawnbre Blaz; six grandchildren, Alex, Zack, Mercedes, Jake Jerry, Damien and Adrien Blaz.
Preceded in death by parents, and his sister, Rhonda Bogdin.
Funeral service, Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 1:00 p.m. Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will receive friends Wednesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Wellington City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are welcome daily and may share memories of Jerry online at

Funeral Service

Wednesday January 14, 2015, 1:00 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home