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

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