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