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Gordon Magann

HELPER - Laurence Gordon Magann, our loving son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and Teaser-Man, passed away unexpectedly on March 5, 2007.

He was born Feb. 6, 1946 in Price to Jane Irene Olsen and Earl Magann and lived every one of his 61 years full of passion, love and service.

His greatest joy was his family and he loved to be wherever we were: fishing, hunting, camping, golfing, that weekly poker game, bowling, helping with cement work, five-minute plumbing jobs, pergola building, making his famous spaghetti, watching a certain rock band play and attending any school or sporting event that his grandchildren and many nieces and nephews were participating in.

He loved holidays because we were all together and was always the instigator of egg hunts and perfect Christmas tree searches, turkey bowling and family reunions. He was the family's official watcher of NORAD and loved to call and give reports on Santa's progress.

He was a father not only to his children, Richy (Jennifer), Chantyll (Michael), Michelle and Chris (Michelle "Red"), his eight loving grandchildren, but also to his sisters, Chantay (Marc) and Sandy (Tracy). He was the best friend of his little sis Charmaine and loved schooling his younger brother Willy (Jan) in all matters in life whether Willy asked or not.

He was a tenderhearted man who was quick to tears and quicker to laugh and gave the shirt off of his back more times that we could count. He loved his country and proudly served as a Marine. His grandfather, grandmother, father, mother, uncle Narni and cousins Bimbo and Chuck, had all gone ahead and were there to greet him. Dad, we will all try to love each other as much as you did until we can follow you home.

Funeral services Saturday, March 10, 11 a.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Friday evening, 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery.

Jay Garrett

COLUMBIA - James C. Garrett, age 89, passed away March 6, 2007 at his home.

He was born Nov. 3, 1917 in Spur, Texas, one of nine children of Homer Harmon and Maggie McDaniel Garrett. Married Helen Lucille Cunningham in Moab, on Sept. 21, 1940; she died Sept. 12, 1973. Married Mattie Ezell Hicks Dec. 16, 1973 in Lake Tahoe, Nev.

Jay was a member of the Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Jay and Mattie lived in California for 45 years, where he built their home in Grass Valley, after he retired from the Teamsters. In September of 2006, Jay and Mattie moved to Columbia to be closer to family and for health reasons.

Jay will be deeply missed by family. He was loved by all who knew him.

Survived by loving wife of 33 years, Mattie Garrett, Columbia; Steve (Carla) Garrett, Coquille, Ore.; Patricia Garrett, Lakeside, Ore.; Terry Garrett, Bremerton, Wash.; Mattie's children, Donald (June) Hicks, Huntington; Timothy (Michael Ann) Hicks, Auburn, Calif.; Kenneth (Sheila) Hicks, Shoshone, Idaho; Colleen (Ron) Neep, Columbia; brother, Pete (Gladys) Garrett, Shoshone, Idaho; sisters, Billie Brady, Margarite Dollarhide, both of Jerome, Idaho; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; and three sons, Mike, Ron and Tim Garrett.

Graveside service Monday, March 12, 10 a.m., at Valley View Cemetery in Sunnyside. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Sunday evening, 5 to 7 p.m.

Ferris Holmes

CLEVELAND - Ferris Eldon Holmes died March 6, 2007 in Provo.

Ferris was born April 27, 1932 to David William Holmes and Genevieve Otterson Holmes in Lehi.

Member of Operating Engineers Local 3 for more than 40 years.

Survived by sons, Eldon (Vicky) Holmes of Huntington; and James (Julie) Holmes of Riverton; daughter, Angie (Barry) Cowley of Carbonville; son-in-law, Doyle Nielson of Pleasant Grove; 20 grandchildren; brothers, Dick (Margaret) of Washington; and Bud (Lana) of Huntington; sisters, Sis (Dale) Campbell of Colorado and Jeanine (Calvin) Cook of Cedar Fort; sisters-in-law, Dottie Holmes and Mary Holmes. Preceded in death by parents; daughter, Caroline Nielson; brothers, Dan, Gary and Rex; and sister-in-law, Kay.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 10 at 1 p.m. at the Cleveland LDS church. A viewing will take place Friday, March 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale and also one hour prior to service. Burial, Cleveland City Cemetery.

Theresa Chavez

HELPER - Theresa Maria Chavez, age 72, passed peacefully on March 1, 2007.

Theresa was born to on March 2, 1934 in Helper. On Dec. 4, 1954 she married Jacob Chavez.

A viewing at Burns Funeral Home in Elko was March 6. Graveside services will be in Helper, March 9, 2 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery.

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