ORANGEVILLE - Lola Anderson Sitterud, 79, passed away March 24, 2007 at her home in Orangeville surrounded by her family. With her husband constantly at her side, Lola bravely fought a long battle with Alzheimer's disease and cancer. She endured faithfully to the end.
Lola was born on Feb. 17, 1928 in Huntington, to Soren August and Margaret Mathie Anderson. She was the youngest of 12 children. On Dec. 20, 1947 Lola married Neldon L. Sitterud. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple on June 11, 1951.
Neldon and Lola were sweethearts who lived their lives with love and devotion to each other. Together they raised five children: sons, Randy Neldon (Cathy) Sitterud of Castle Dale; Kirk L. (Karen) Sitterud and Gary K. (Susan) Sitterud of Orangeville; daughters, Debra Sue (Ricky) Larsen of Orangeville; and Lesa Ann (Wade) Gordon of Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Lola attended school in Huntington and completed part of a year of college at Carbon College in Price. She worked for seven years as a teacher's aide at Cottonwood Elementary School in Orangeville.
Lola was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had an unwavering faith in her Savior Jesus Christ. She faithfully served in various church callings and especially loved her work with the sisters of the Relief Society and with the children of the Primary.
Lola loved the beauties of nature, and loved going to the mountains and being with her sweetheart and family in her little mountain haven called "Lola's Place".
She is survived by eternal companion, Neldon; five children; 30 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Also survived by many extended family members. Lola was preceded in death by parents and 11 brothers and sisters.
The family expresses a special thanks to Karen Ison who helped in Lola's tender care for the past several years.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 28, noon, at the Orangeville 1st LDS Ward Chapel, 45 W. 100 South. A viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 27 at Fausett Mortuary, 710 N. Center Street, Castle Dale, and at the church one hour prior to services. Burial, Orangeville City Cemetery.
CLEVELAND - Vietta Loy Hansen, 65, died March 14, 2007.
She was born Oct. 2, 1941 to Herbert and Ora Bawden in Cleveland. She married Nels Gary Hansen Nov. 14, 1958.
She is survived by loving husband, Gary Hansen; sister, Renee' Carr; sons, Robert (Kim) and Kris (Jolynn) of Emery; Richard (Julie) of Price; only daughter, Brenda Layton (Dana) of Mission Viejo, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents.
Funeral services were March 17, at the Emery LDS Church. Interment, Emery Town Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.
PRICE - Lucy Bonacci Capalbo, age 88, passed away Thursday evening March 22, 2007, while surrounded peacefully by family.
Born April 13, 1918 in Sunnyside to Thomas and Bernardina Falvo Bonacci.
Lucy graduated from Carbon High School and went on to become a registered nurse and nurse anesthetist. She served in the Navy as a nurse during World War II. One of the memories she shared of this time was treating the soldiers of the Bataan Death March. She met her husband, Frank Capalbo in Fontana, Calif., while still in the service. On June 3, 1949 they married and made their home in Carbon County.
She spent the rest of her career at Carbon Hospital as a nurse anesthetist. Lucy enjoyed nursing and she had exceptional skills in caring for her patients. Her family has heard how wonderfully satisfying nursing was for her.
As a grandma, Lucy had no comparison. She was Nani to her grandchildren. Lucy loved to cook and try new recipes. Visiting her without being fed was unheard of. She loved to knit and needlepoint. Many of her loved ones have beautiful sweaters, baby shawls and Christmas stockings. She was always thinking of someone else, never knitting anything for herself.
Her family expresses special thanks to Brenda Standley (we love you Brenda!), the Greg Daniels family who she lovingly adopted, sister-in-law and best friend Lenore Bonacci, Molly Marrelli and Katie Blevins made her days complete with visits and phone calls. Also, to all the nurses and staff at Parkdale Care Center. Thank you all so very, very much!
Lucy is survived by son, David (Linda) Capalbo, Price; daughter, Laurie (Richard) Moore, Anchorage, Alaska; four granddaughters and one grandson, Katie and Kimberly Capalbo, Price; Karen (BJ) Wilson, Salt Lake City; Zachary Moore, Missoula, Mont.; Jillian Moore, Idaho Falls, Idaho; two great-grandchildren, Trae and Jace Wilson. Lucy was loved by all who knew her and the friends she made became part of her family.
Memorial Mass, Thursday, March 29, 9 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Family will receive friends at the church Thursday one-half hour prior to Mass. Committal service, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper. Arrangements, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.
EAST CARBON - Frank Compagni Sr., 90 years young, passed away peacefully on March 22, 2007 with his loving family present.
He was born Feb. 14, 1917 in Sunnyside to Ventura and Rosalia Pedatella Compagni. Married Della Farlaino on May 20, 1936 in Castle Dale.
Frank was the oldest son of 11 children and a lifelong resident of Carbon County. Dad worked for Utah Fuel and U.S. Steel where he retired as master mechanic. Following retirement he became mayor of East Carbon City. During the 1940s and '50s, he was well-known in eastern Utah with his musical group Frankie's Rhythmairs. Member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, where he was a fourth degree Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and the Price Elks Lodge 1550.
He is survived by one daughter, Jeanette Compagni Smyth, Ogden; sons, George (Su) Compagni, Price; Charles "Chuck" Compagni, Wellington; Van (Valerie) Compagni, Eighty Four, Pa.; daughter-in-law, Elaine Compagni, Price; brother, Ventura Compagni Jr., Twin Falls, Idaho.; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by wife, Della; son, Frank "Chico" Compagni; son-in-law, John Michael Smyth; daughter-in-law, Lynda Compagni; brothers and sisters, Louie, Michael, Albert, Charles, Gilda Compagni, Ida Fratto, Gilda Bergamo, Lola Logston and Amelia Bonacci.
Funeral Mass Wednesday, March 28, 10 a.m., Good Shepherd Catholic Church, East Carbon City. Vigil service, Tuesday evening, March 27, 7 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home in Price. Family will be at Mitchell's Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. and at the church in East Carbon Wednesday one hour prior to Mass. Committal service, Price City Cemetery.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - Michael Robert Forrester, age 60, died in Klamath Falls, Ore. on Monday, March 19, 2007.
The oldest child of Ruby (Neilson) and Joseph R. Forrester, Michael was born in Ogden, on April 25, 1946.
He was raised in Price, where he attended the Methodist Church and was an Eagle Scout. In 1964, he graduated from high school in Ogden.
In 1994, he moved to Klamath Falls, Ore., and purchased Village Cleaners and Laundry. He was a third generation dry cleaner and enjoyed having his own business. He devoted most of his time to working and was always striving for perfection in everything he did.
Michael was a former member of the Elks Lodge. He also enjoyed the outdoors and like traveling and fishing.
Survivors include parents, Ruby Forrester and Joseph R. Forrester; brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Sharon Forrester; sister and brother-in-law, Jodi and Daniel Bittick; daughter and son-in-law, Janilee and Jeremy Kuecks; son, Terry Forrester Reese; grandchildren, Charly, Gunnar, Isabel and Angela; niece, Jennifer Forrester; and nephews, Jeffrey Forrester, Jason Bittick and Christopher Bittick. He will be missed by many friends and customers in the Klamath Basin and his lifelong companion Diane Forrester. He was preceded in death by maternal and paternal grandparents; and uncle, Raymond Forrester.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in memory of Michael R. Forrester to a favorite charity.
At his request, no service will be held and cremation has been performed by Klamath Cremation Service.
CASTLE DALE/ST. GEORGE - George Christian Stucki, 64, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2007 in St. George, after a valiant battle with brain cancer.
He was born Dec. 30, 1942 to Merrill and Maggie Brooks Stucki in St. George. On June 20, 1969 he married Christine Facer in the St. George LDS Temple. They raised five sons and one daughter. Following their divorce in 2000, he married Cleo Dinu of Romania on April 14, 2006 in Romania.
George grew up in St. George, attended public schools and graduated from Dixie High School. He was in the Utah National Guard and served honorably. He served an LDS mission in Scotland, and returned to graduate from Dixie College. George graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor's degree in physical education and recreation management. He also earned a master's degree in education.
George loved sports all of his life. He played on many youth leagues at Dixie High and Dixie College. He was a great catcher in baseball. He loved coaching and coached all of his children in a variety of sports. He taught school in Oakridge, Ore., Bancroft, Idaho and Castle Dale. After teaching for 30 years for the Emery County School District he retired in 2002. George loved providing educational opportunities for the youth of Emery County. He was the director for the Miss Emery County Pageant for more than 18 years. He was the Emery County Democratic chairman for six years and loved the political arena. While he served as Castle Dale city councilman for 10 years he started the Christmas decorations for the city. George loved the Southeastern Utah Stock Show and was a 4-H leader for many years providing sheep for the youth to raise and show at the stock show. George owned and operated Complete Carpet Care for 28 years serving Carbon and Emery counties. He was an active member in the LDS Church and served in many positions of leadership. George had a strong testimony of the gospel.
George is survived by wife, Cleo Stucki; children, Rjay George Stucki of Cedar City; Daniel Brooks (Becci) Stucki of Pleasant Grove; Rory Facer Stucki of Salt Lake City; Alonzo Bert of Pinon, Ariz.; Summer Lynn Stucki of Atlanta, Ga.; and Matthew Morris (Ashley) Stucki of Castle Dale. He is also survived by mother, Maggie Stucki of St. George; and siblings, David (Karren) Stucki of St. George; Jeannette (Tom) Anderegg of Las Vegas, Nev.; Mary (Jerry) Tousa, of St. George; granddaughters, Kashawna and Asa Paige Bert; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Viewing was Sunday, March 25 at Spilsbury Mortuary in St. George. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 27, 11 a.m. at the Castle Dale LDS Stake Center with a viewing from 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Castle Dale Cemetery.
Friends and family are invited to offer their condolences at http://www.spilsburymortuary.com/.
CORTEZ, Colo. - Sharon Ann Wichmann passed away at her home in Cortez, Colo., on Sunday, March 25, 2007. She was 62 years old.
Sharon was born Nov. 15, 1944, the daughter of Henry and Hattie Ella (Luebbe) Karlinsey in Milwaukee, Wis. She married Donald Warren Wichmann Dec. 16, 1970 at the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. Sharon and Donald had three children.
Funeral services will be Thursday, March 29, at the Cortez Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, M Road Chapel. Interment, Friday, March 30, 11 a.m., Cliffview Cemetery, Price.