PRICE- Longtime resident of Carbon County, Lester Virgil Hutchens, age 92, passed away peacefully Feb. 22, 2007 in Price.
She was born Sept. 8, 1914 in Wellington, Colo., and was adopted along with his younger sister, Dorothy, in Denver, Colo., on Sept. 25, 1920 by Arthur Virgil and Cora Bell Wolfenbarger Hutchens. Graduated from Paonia High School in 1932 and later married Clara "Peggy" Simpson, in Hotchkiss, Colo., on July 13, 1941.
He became a proud veteran of World War II when he entered the United States Navy in 1942, serving in the Second Amphibian Corps in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.
In 1958 he moved from Grand Junction, Colo., to Price, where he managed Cate-Carbon Equipment Company for 20 years.
He was a lifetime member of the VFW, Kiwanis and Price Elks Clubs, and served as a member of the Carbon County Draft Board.
He loved fishing, growing tomatoes, pole beans and roses.
Survived by children, Jerry E. (Kathy) Hutchens, Fairview; Larry H. (Monina) Hutchens, Wilton, N.Y.; Sandra M. (Brent) Wasmer, Draper; grandchildren, Paul Jeffery (See) Hutchens, Groten, Conn.; Stacy Amber Hutchens, Knoxville, Tenn.; Jennifer N. (Bryson) Anderson, Draper; Tery-Colin "Woody" Wasmer, Draper; and Erin Elizabeth Pietsch-Weedop (Tyrell), Salt Lake City; daughters-in-law, Shaunna (Bruce) Haslam, Lehi; and Sally (Terry) Pietsch, Syracuse. Lester was also survived by Lucile's children, David Ronald (Nancy) Robertson, Billings, Mont.; Donald (Cindy) Robertson, White Hall, Mont.; and Janice (Jim) Randolph, Price. Lester is preceded in death by devoted wife, Peggy, of 38 years who passed away on Dec. 24, 1978; youngest son, Dale A. Hutchens, who passed away by a coincidence of faith eight hours prior to Lester's passing; most beloved first born grandson, Terry G. Haslam; and second wife, Anna Lucille Hutchens, who passed away March 7, 2006.
The family thanks the staff at Parkdale Care Center for their attention and love of Lester.
Graveside service Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2:30 p.m., at Price City Cemetery. Family will gather at Mitchell Funeral Home Wednesday at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Utah Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 350 S. 400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.
CARBON COUNTY - Margret Ann Sidwell Taylor, age 62, passed away Feb. 21, 2007 from complications of a series of falls.
She was born Dec. 14, 1944 in Salt Lake City; the loving daughter of Reginald H. and LaVon Bryner Sidwell. Margret was married to Clark Taylor and later divorced.
Margret lived her early years in Helper and attended schools in Carbon County where she graduated with high honors.
She moved to Salt Lake City to further her education at the University of Utah where she graduated with her bachelor's degree and was accepted to the U of U Law School program. In 1970, she received her juris doctorate in law from the University of Utah.
Margret began her career as the first woman lawyer on the staff of the Salt Lake County public defender's office and was recognized as the 57th woman lawyer admitted to the Utah State Bar.
Margret was blessed with a bright mind and intellect, with a never ending determination.
In 1977, she moved back to her beloved Carbon County, opened her practice in Helper, and made her home in the foothills of Kenilworth where she lived until her death.
Margret had a great passion for her work, community, and she served as past president of the Helper City Business Association.
Margret always rooted for the underdog, and she spent most of her legal career supporting and defending those in need or trouble. She never walked away from a challenge.
She is survived by numerous cousins, a community of friends, and her faithful companions, Staysee, Lily and Juliet.
Services for Margret will be Wednesday, Feb. 28, noon, at Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main Street in Price. A visitation will take place beginning at 11:30 a.m. At the family's request, she will be buried at the Mountain View Cemetery in Helper.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, College of Eastern Utah or a charity of choice.
The family thanks the staff and caregivers at Parkdale Care Center, Castleview Hospital and her many friends for their love and concern for Margret.
PRICE - Our kind, loving, caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Olena Mae Curtis Marchello, passed away Feb. 23, 2007.
She was born May 24, 1927 in Woodside, to Joseph and Estella Olsen Curtis. Married John Curtis Marchello July 17, 1949 in Helper; he passed away on Sept. 2, 2006.
Olena worked for Mountain Bell Telephone Company as a telephone operator for 30 years. After retiring she began oil painting and painting beautiful outdoor scenes.
Olena was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved spending time with her family. She was a wonderful homemaker, making all those that visited feel welcome.
She loved to cook, bake and can. Olena loved the outdoors, camping, fishing, gardening and most of all accompanying her husband, Curtis, on the mountain and the farm. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy, and they will dearly miss her beautiful smile, laugh and her beautiful blue eye.
Survived by children, Diane (James) Dart, Barney (Cindy) Marchello, Susan (Kyle) Davis, all of Price; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one more great-grandson on the way; sister, Kathleen Ball, Montana; and brother, Connie Curtis, Lawrence. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Curtis; three brothers, Max, Russel and George; and three sisters, Frankie, Delcina and Wilma.
Graveside service will be Thursday, March 1, 1 p.m., at Price City Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome at Mitchell Funeral Home from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
PRICE/SALINA - Aaron Dall Dimick, 55, left this life peacefully at home in the arms of his loving wife on Feb. 24, 2007.
He was born, July 23, 1951 in Price to Paul Leland and Velma Lois Winn Dimick. He moved to Sevier Valley in 1974 and married Marian Ogden on June 10, 1979.
Dall was a heart transplant recipient in 1989 and continued working as a mining engineer with SUFCO Mines until retiring in 1998.
He strove for, and achieved perfection in all his endeavors. He became a master at arrow making, woodworking and carving. He also enjoyed tying flies and building fly rods. He shared his passion for fly fishing with his love of painting.
Dall was a self taught artist, and although he admired all art, watercolor became his medium of choice. A wide range of subjects are depicted in his paintings, landscapes, florals, wildlife and a large variety of interesting still lifes, but his favorite project was the one he was currently working on.
He has won numerous awards throughout the state. His paintings are in private collections, homes, galleries and museums across the country. Dall has touched and inspired many lives and was respected and admired by all those that had the pleasure to have known him.
Dall is survived by his wife, Marian; children and grandchildren, Shannon, Aaron, Abigail, Zachary, Jaden, Jesse, Amy and Courtney; parents; sister, Paula; brothers, Reid (Kathy, deceased), Scott (Shannon).
At Dall's request, cremation services have taken place. A private service will be on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 11 a.m,. in the Magleby Mortuary Chapel in Richfield for family and close friends.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to any Zions Bank for Dall's final medical expenses. Funeral directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook http://www.maglebymortuary.com/.
SPRING GLEN - Our loving father, grandfather and beloved brother, Basil Bill Perri, age 94, passed away Feb. 21, 2007 at his son's and daughter-in-law's home in Price.
Born Dec. 1, 1912 in Sunnyside to Domenico and Maria Jiuseppa Fazzio Perri. Married Frances "Dollie" Skriner on March 29, 1947 in Spring Glen. She passed away on Nov. 4, 2006.
Member of the Catholic Church. Lifelong resident of Carbon County where he was a retired member of the United Mine Workers of America District 22.
Bill honorably served his country in the U.S. Army, where he joined the forces on Normandy Beach and followed General Patton throughout Germany. Member SNPJ Lodge 689. Bill and Dollie loved to polka with family and friends at the Slovenian Home in Spring Glen.
Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his family. He loved working on equipment and operating heavy equipment. His greatest love was building jeeps, and going to all the races with his family under the name of "Daddy Rat."
The family extends their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Tisa Pendergrass from Community Nursing Services, and Marianne Vouk and her family for the loving care of Bill.
Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Kerry Perri, Price; grandchildren, Alicia (Bill) Kelley and Jalynn Snider; five great-grandchildren, Cassie Martin, Andie Kelley, McKenzie Kelley, Daniel Jay (DJ) Snider, BreAnna Snider; three brothers and three sisters, Ross Perri, Helper; Venice Lami, Price; Florence Butkovich, Price; Tony Perri, Spring Glen, Mike (Ellen) Perri, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Emma (Tony) Beacco, Price; and many loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; three brothers, Domenic, Angelo and Pete; and sister, Viola.
Funeral Mass, Saturday, Feb. 24, 10:30 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church in Helper with vigil service beginning at 10 a.m. Family will receive friends at St. Anthony's Saturday at 9 a.m. Committal service, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home of Price.