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Brandon White

Price - Our "Little Slugger" Brandon James White, age 10, passed away June 6, 2007 while doing what he enjoyed.

He was born Sept.17, 1996 in Roseville, Calif., to Anthony Richard and Juliet Sanchez White.

Brandon was a student at Creekview Elementary, where he was a fun loving, energetic and free spirited boy who was noted as an outstanding runner for his school.

He enjoyed sports and was a member of the Carbon WBBA Little League Baseball, where he was number 15 for the minor league Indians.

Although his parting was sudden, Brandon's memory will always be held in the highest esteem by his teammates, coaches and members of the Carbon WBBA.

Brandon enjoyed the outdoors, building paper airplanes and he was everybody's best friend.

We love you, Brandon, and you'll always be in our hearts.

Survived by his mother, Juliet White, Price; father, Anthony White, Thornton, Colo.; brother and sisters, Michael White; Anna Sanchez White; Esperanza Martinez, all of Price; grandparents, Dora and Henry Smith, Price; Sylvia White, Porterville, Calif.; great grandparents, Ramona and Dan Valdez, Price; and many other loving family members, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Brandon was preceded in death by his grandpas, Don Sanchez and Paul White; and cousin, Genevive.

Funeral Mass, Monday, June 11, Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Evening prayer service was Sunday at Mitchell Funeral Home. Committal service, Cliffview Cemetery, Price.

In memory of Brandon, a memorial fund has been established at Eastern Utah Community Credit Union, 675 E. 100 North, Price.

Annie Pappas

PRICE - Our loving mother, grandmother, sister and beloved friend, Annie Nucich Pappas, age 90, passed away peacefully June 10, 2007 while surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Aug. 9, 1916 in Murray to John and Mary Kochvar Nucich. Married Paul Pappas Sr. Aug. 13, 1935 in Hiawatha; he died Aug.10, 1975.

Member of the Greek Orthodox Church, where she was a devout follower of Jesus in her heart.

She was a lifelong resident of Hiawatha and Price.

Annie was a loving mother who will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

May her memory be eternal.

Survived by her son, Louis (Betty) Pappas, Price; daughter, Patricia (Herbert) Richardson, Mesquite, Nev.; daughter-in-law, Shirley Pappas, Dayton, Ohio; sisters, Rose Bartlett, Coal Hill, Ark.; Josephine Buttrey, Helen Nucich, Alice Nucich, all of West Jordan; brother, Albert Nucich, Detroit, Mich.; four grandchildren, Paula (Scott) Cooper, Troy (Carla) Pappas, both of Dayton, Ohio; Kerry (Heather) Richardson, Tooele; Mark (Solange) Richardson, Ely, Nev.; five great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Layla, Heather, Trish and Gavin. Preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons, Paul Jr.and Angelo; great-grandson, Taylor Richardson; sister, Mary Shaw; and a brother, Johnny Nucich.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Potter; Kathy, Jamie and the rest of the staff at Castle Country Care Center for their loving care and dedication to our mom.

Funeral service, Thursday, June 14, 11 a.m., Assumption Greek Orthodox Church. Trisagion service Wednesday evening, 7 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Wednesday and Thursday one hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery.

James Basso

PRICE - Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and longtime friend, James Basso, 72, passed away June 7, 2007 while taking his afternoon walk.

He was born Sept. 11, 1934 in Price to Sam and Josephine Fieurella Basso. Married Bobbie JoAnn Hayes; later divorced. Married Peggy L. Peterson Nov. 10, 1987 in Wellington and they spent almost 20 wonderful years caring for and enjoying each other.

His entire life was spent enjoying the Carbon County lifestyle.

He attended Carbon High School.

He worked for Price city, Utah Railway, Carbon School District, and never missed a day at Mad Man Basso's.

His work ethic was second to none.

But when he wasn't at work, you could find him with a deck of cards playing poker with his brothers, sisters and friends.

Jimmy loved his trips to Wendover and to the Bellagio with Spinuzzi in Vegas.

In the early years, he loved to hunt, fish and camp with the family. But in the later years, this was definitely replaced by the ring of a jackpot.

Survived by his loving wife Peggy Basso, Price; his children, Debbie (Mike) Turner, Cave Creek, Ariz.; Anthony J. (Jessica) Basso, Price; Ross Henrie, Price; Todd (Kristen) Henrie, Wellington; Debbie Diamanti, Idaho; Carol (Kent) Marsing, Price; Kevin Basso, Wellington; brothers and sisters, Mary Christensen, Eleanor Haycock, Frank (Joyce) Basso, all of Price, Henry Basso, Salt Lake City; many loving grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Ray, Joe, Armond, Fred, Angelo and Albert.

Funeral Mass was Monday, June 11, Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church, Price. A viewing for family and friends was at the church one hour prior to service. Committal service, Cliffview Cemetery, Price, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

Lloyd Wilberg
Leah Wilberg

CASTLE DALE - Lloyd A. Wilberg, beloved husband, loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother peacefully passed away at 6:30 p.m. on June 9, 2007 of pneumonia. Leah Snow Wilberg, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister, passed away at 1 a.m. on June 10, 2007 of an accidental fall.

Their love was truly a special love, one that two people in love should strive for. After 66 years of marriage, they never spent time apart.When you were around them, you could see how strong their love was.

Dad was self-employed in coal mining, saw mill, redimix concrete and trucking businesses. Mom was an immaculate homemaker with many talents, which she shared with everyone she knew.

Wonderful homemade meals were ever present and there was always room for one more at the table. Even in their later years, hard work was something they enjoyed. They devoted much of their time serving in the LDS Temple and in the service to others. Their example of unselfish giving, leaves us with a model to follow.

They both were preceded in death by their parents, Cyrus and Eliza Wilberg and Grant and Lillie Snow. They are survived by two sons, Reece (Joan) Wilberg and Drew (Dolly) Wilberg. Dad had three brothers who preceded him in death, Lamar Wilberg, Kenneth Wilberg and Ted Wilberg. He is survived by two sisters; Cloe Williams and Ruby Daniels. Mom is survived by three sisters, Marjorie Moffitt, Maude Killpack and Sylvia Scow. They have 10 grand children, 23 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and numerous friends.

The family extends a special thanks to neighbors, friends and extended families for the love and friendship that was shown. Also, a special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of Castleview Hospital who attended so lovingly to the needs of our mom and dad, Lloyd and Leah Wilberg.

Funeral services will be Thursday, June 14, at 12:30 p.m. at the Castle Dale LDS Stake Center, 33 East Main. Visitation will be Thursday, June 14, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the stake center before the services. Internment will be in Orangeville City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

Tanya Skinner

PRICE - Tanya Skinner, age 53, passed away June 7, 2007 in Helper.

She was born Nov. 1, 1951 in Price to Grady L. and Louise Brown O'Hearon.

She was to be married to her soulmate, Rudy P. Santistevan, on Aug. 11, 2007.

Tanya loved her dog, Pawco; working in the yard and dancing to the oldies.

Her pride and joy were her three daughters and grandchildren.

She is survived by her mother, Louise Brown O'Hearon; two brothers, Rick O'Hearon and Ted O'Hearon; daughters, Natasha Vansetes, Gina Tomadakis and Alisha E. Keddington; and her soulmate, Rudy P. Santistevan. She was preceded in death by her father, Grady L. O'Hearon "Butch;" one brother, Mayo O'Hearon, two sisters, Esther Warshaw and Sandra Devorak.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, June 12, at noon at the Price City Cemetery, with visitation from 10:30 to 11:30 at Fausett Mortuary in Price. Internment will be at Price City Cemetery. Visitation was also be Monday, June 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary.

Frank Sacco

SUNNYSIDE/SALT LAKE CITY - Frank Joseph Sacco, 85, passed away June 4, 2007 at the home of his youngest son, Freddie, with whom he had been living for the last 12 years.

Born May 6, 1922 in Fruita, Colo., son of Louie and Mary Federico Sacco. He married Rose Eaquinto on July 24, 1943 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sunnyside, where they lived for 52 years.

He worked for Kaiser Steel Coal Company for 43 years. He worked hard for the workingman as an organizer for the United Mine Workers of America. He was president of Local Union 9958 for 12 years.

A Pearl Harbor survivor, he joined the Navy at the age of 17 and was on the USS Helena when it was bombed on Dec. 7, 1941.

He was a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees and often traveled to California to see them play.

Survived by his wife of 64 years, Rose, Sunnyside; sons, Frankie (Toni), East Carbon City; Freddie (Dee), Salt Lake City; and daughter, Rosemarie (Jim) Carter, Murray; five grandchildren, Lisa, Frankie, Josh, Ricky and Brandy; and six great-grandchildren, Madison, Samantha, Teegan, Joshua Jr., Frankie Jr. and James.

A private service was conudcted June 7 at McDougal Funeral Home, West Valley City, officiate by Deacon Fline, St. Ann's Catholic Church. Grave side services at Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery, 2350 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City.

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