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Sue Whitlock

EAST CARBON - Sarah Frances "Sue" Coggins Goniotakis Whitlock, age 79, passed away in the loving arms of her loving family on March 17, 2007 at her daughter's home in Price.

She was born Jan. 23, 1928 in Powhatan, Ala., to Tilton James and Alice Idella Hogan Coggins. Married Steve E. Goniotakis June 27, 1946 in Reno, Nev.; he passed away on April 17, 1958. On Jan. 11, 1969 she married Warren B. Whitlock in Price, and together they shared 38 wonderful years.

Sue was a longtime resident of East Carbon where she was a devoted member of the East Carbon Community Church. She always had a great faith in Jesus, her church and the care of others. Sue graduated from Carbon High School, Carbon College and received her bachelor's in education from Utah State. After completion of her schooling, she returned to East Carbon where she began teaching at Petersen Elementary. She was active in her school, a volunteer for Head Start, and a member of BETA.

Sue loved to bowl, travel, but most of all she loved her family and friends. She will always be remembered for her unconditional love and generosity to others.

She is survived by husband, Warren B. Whitlock, East Carbon; three daughters, Patricia "Patsy" Frandsen, Linda Diane (Mike) Doporto, both of Price; Terri (Art) Salas, Spring Glen; brothers and sisters, Mary Brotherson, Pauline "Polly" Kranker, Dorothy "Dot" (Perry) Fry, Joy (Don) Huitt, Helen (Brian) Owen, Jerry (Dixie) Coggins, Carol Wilding, Shirley (Bill) Butz, Linda (Kent) Lindsay, Charlotte (Bill) Sibley; and nine loving grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Sue was preceded in death by parents; and brothers, Bill and Bobby Coggins.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Community Nursing Services, and a special thanks to Tisa Pendergrass.

Funeral service Wednesday, March 21, 11 a.m., East Carbon Community Church. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church in East Carbon Wednesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery, Price.

Lucy Martinez

HELPER - Our loving mother, grandmother, sister and beloved friend, Maria de la Luz Sisneros Martinez, affectionately known as Lucy, left us on March 16, 2007 at the age of 89 due to Alzheimer's.

She was born May 1, 1917 in Ojo Caliente, N.M., to Aurelio and Serafina Aragon Sisneros. Married Elias "Lee" C. Martinez July 21, 1946 in Elko, Nev.; he passed away Sept. 25, 1982, and their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.

Lucy came to the Carbon County area as a young girl and spent most of her life in the communities of Price, Helper, Columbia, Standardville and Castle Gate. She raised her family mostly in Castle Gate and was very proud of her community.

For the past five years she shared her life at Parkdale Care Center in Price. She was an active member of the LDS Church in Castle Gate and Helper, and she served in a variety of positions.

Lucy is survived by three sons and two daughtrs, Robert (Sharon) Martinez, Richfield; Gloria (Arthur) Smith, Brinnon, Wash.; Gary (Judy) Martinez, Palmdale, Calif.; Michael (Beverly) Martinez, Price; Mary Ann Martinez, Salt Lake City; daughter-in-law, Josie Pando, Hesperia, Calif.; brother, Raymond (Catherine) Sisneros, Price; 25 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents; husband; son, Ronald Martinez; granddaughter, Jennifer Jackman; stepson, Phillip Martinez; brothers, Paul, Joe, Victor, Manuel, and Abel; and sisters, Ursula and Ascension.

The family thanks the entire staff of Parkdale Care Center for their care of our mother.

Funeral service, Wednesday, March 21, 11 a.m., Helper LDS Stake Center, 150 Ridgeway. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church Wednesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper.

Mildred Ockey

PRICE - Mildred Nerrell Hansen Edwards Ockey was reunited with her loved ones on March 17, 2007 in Bountiful.

Millie was born April 26, 1916 in Tooele, the daughter of Charles N. and Naomi Ann Denny Hansen. She married John Wesley Edwards Jan. 9, 1935 in Emmett, Idaho. Wes passed away Nov. 26, 1953. Millie moved to Price in 1955, she married Lynden Ockey June 15, 1973. Lynn passed away Oct. 3, 1978.

Millie was an active member of the LDS Church.

She worked for Price Hospital for 20 years and the Department of Workforce Services until she retired. Hobbies included making beautiful quilts and working in her yard.

She is survived by Alene Hansen (Paul) Merrill of Woods Cross; John (Liz) Edwards of Price; 12 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Leonard Hansen; sister, Blanch Johnson; and son-in-law, Roger Hansen.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 21, 11 a.m., at Fausett Mortuary in Price. Viewing will be at 10 a.m. Burial, Price City cemetery.

Jewel Parr

EAST CARBON - Jewel Williamson Parr, age 90, passed away suddenly at her daughter's home in Price on March 17, 2007.

She was born Feb. 21, 1917 in Lamesa, Texas, to James Roy and Mary Luella Dillon Williamson. Married Dee D. Parr June 11, 1941 in Duncan, Okla.; he died Jan. 5, 1990.

Jewel was a member of the Baptist faith and she loved to read her Bible. She was resident of East Carbon since 1945, where she cared for many children over the years as a foster parent. Jewel enjoyed reading, gardening, sewing, knitting and caring for her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Jewel leaves behind three sons and two daughters, Donald (Lana) Parr, Richard Parr, both of Salt Lake; Brenda Howerton, Price; Kenneth (Susan) Parr, Clinton; Gina Kranker, Delta, Colo.; and many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband; great-granddaughter, MayKala Howerton; three brothers and one sister.

Funeral service, Thursday, March 22, 2 p.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's one hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery.

Benton Hildebrand

SALT LAKE CITY - In the late evening hours of March 17, 2007 Benton Hildebrand died peacefully at home.

A man with rough edges and a soft middle, he faced every challenge with determination. While he enjoyed many things, none were as great as sharing time with his family.

Married the love of his life, Marilyn Mancina on June 8, 1968 at Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church in Price.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Marilyn Hildebrand; sons, Alex (Teresa), Nat (Carey), Nicholas, Zachary (Pam); daughter, Beth (Gavin); grandchildren, Stephanie, Michael, Riley, Kellan and Samantha; and many in-laws, nephews and nieces.

Funeral Mass will be at Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church on Thursday, March 22, at 10 a.m. Vigil service will be at Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main Street in Price on Wednesday, March 21, at 7 p.m. Interment, Price City Cemetery, where he will join his daughter, Vanessa Leigh.

Eva Oviatt

CARBONVILLE/CLEVELAND - Eva Watts Oviatt, age 90, passed away on March 16, 2007.

Born July 28, 1916 in Byron, Wyo., to John Thomas and Eda Ella Sellers Watts. Married George Herman Oviatt Jr. on Feb. 26, 1938 in Provo, later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

She was a member of the LDS Church serving in various positions. Served in the Manti LDS Temple. She enjoyed quilting, gardening and remodeling. Graduated from Brigham Young University.

Survived by children, Vatia (Wayne) Jones, Manti; Deola (Hap) Kimble, Wesson, Mass.; Retha Llewelyn, West Jordan; Ted (Bonnie) Oviatt, Castle Rock, Colo.; Annette (Craig) Niebuhr, Murray; Roger (Vickie) Oviatt, Taylorsville; 20 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by husband, Herman.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, March 20, 10:30 a.m., at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road. Friends and family may call on Tuesday from 9 to 10:15 a.m. prior to services. Graveside services, 3 p.m., at the Cleveland Cemetery.

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