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Ron Thomas

PRICE- Ronald Odell Thomas, age 68, passed away June 4, 2007 at home with his family by his side.

He was born May 14, 1939 in Hiawatha to Levi and Cora Weenig Thomas. Married Patricia Anderson Sept. 9, 1978 in Price.

Ron honorably served his country in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, where he was a paratrooper and a screaming Eagle.

He was a lifelong resident of Carbon County and a retired member UMWA Hiawatha Local 6363.

Ron enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports, and he was an accomplished Golden Glove Boxer.

Ron shared many great memories with his family and friends, and he always made sure to get in the last word.

Survived by wife, Patricia, Price; children, Melyssa Sanchez, Wellington; Jason Thomas, Michael (Sasha) Thomas, Matthew (Arianne) Thomas, all of Price; Rick Thomas, Salt Lake City; Cindy (Jerry) Swetland, Kentucky.; mother, Cora Thomas, Salt Lake City; two brothers, Bill Thomas, Alaska; Keith Thomas, Salt Lake City; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Preceded in death by father and son, David.

Funeral service Friday, June 8, 10 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Thursday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. and Friday one hour prior to service.

Hazel Henderson

WELLINGTON - Our loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Hazel Jorgensen Henderson, age 89, returned home June 4, 2007 after a lingering illness.

She was born March 27, 1918 in Giles to Christian and Anne Giles Jorgensen. Married Frank Henderson July 16, 1935 in Price; he died April 23, 1998.

Despite losing her own mother when she was 8 years old, Hazel grew up to be a fun loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She never met a child she didn't love and she spent hours playing and teaching any little one left in her care.

Hazel was always busy homemaking, gardening, riding horses and ranching alongside her husband, but she always knew how to make time for a good visit with family and friends. She was a good listener and loved telling stories and just spending time with the ones she loved.

Survived by daughter, LaRaine (Von) Johnston, Wellington; sons, Larry (Tracy) Henderson, Exeter, Mo.; Wayne (Moreen) Henderson, Myton; nine grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Hazel was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sisters, Elizabeth and Ardith; and brothers, Chris, Fred and Henry.

Funeral service Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m. at the Wellington LDS Stake Center, where friends may call one hour prior to service. A viewing will Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home in Price. Graveside service, Saturday, 3 p.m., Bluebell Cemetery.

Alice Twehous

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - In loving memory of Alice Twehous, wife, mother, and friend. She peacefully passed away in her sleep on June 4, 2007.

She was born on April 24, 1938 in Edgerton, Wyo., and lived out her last years in Grand Junction, Colo.

She will be remembered as our best friend and biggest supporter. Throughout her families' and friends' lives, she was always there to lend a hand or give guidance.

As a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, she participated in activities to support friends and neighbors.

Alice enjoyed reading, sewing, playing cards and fishing. Most of all, though, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

We will truly miss her.

She has left behind her husband, Gene Twehous; three daughters, Laura Johnson, Peggy Payne and Dori Reynolds; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild along with two brothers, five sisters, their families and friends.

Rosary service will be Friday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at Callahan Edfast Mortuary Chapel, 2515 Patterson Road, Grand Junction, Colo. Memorial Mass will be Saturday, June 9, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 330 White Avenue, Grand Junction, Colo.

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