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Sharon 'Sherry' McDonald

PRICE - Our special loving mom, nan and nan-great, Sharon "Sherry" Lynne Rowse McDonald, was reunited with her eternal sweetheart on June 23, 2007 at the home of her daughter in New Castle, Colo., at the age of 71.

She was born to Jack R. and Doris Inger Wangsgard Rowse in Ogden on June 2, 1936 and later raised in Rock Springs, Wyo. Married Gary Valee McDonald Sept. 10, 1960. The marriage was sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on Aug. 16, 1961.

Mom and Dad were blessed with four children. On Feb. 13, 1995, Dad passed away.

Mom loved scouting and was a dedicated webelos leader for many years. She loved all the boys and gave her heart to them.

They were district trainers and loved working together in the scouting program which was a huge and very important part of their lives. She was awarded her Silver Beaver among many other awards.

She was a longtime resident of Price before moving to Colorado to live with her daughter.

While residing in Price, she worked for the Sun Advocate for many years, where she was over the carriers. She loved this job, especially working with the kids.

Mom was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and faithfully served in all her callings.

Survived by her family, Valerie (Mikel) Johnson and family; Josh (Jayme) McDonald and children, Jayden and Joshua; Jake (April) Johnson and children, Harold, Elizabeth and Jaylynn; Nettie (Seann) Saindon and children, Kameron and Morgan, all of Price; grandson, Trevor Byrge of Helper; Lori (Mark) Winn and son, Ashley; granddaughter, Kayleanna, all of New Castle, Colo.; Kyle (Annette) McDonald and family, Jenny McDonald, Brian Hott, Briananna (Kyle) Danielson and children, Caidence, Sabrina, and Jack,all of Hotchkiss, Colo.; Melissa (Brian) Gibson and children, Anthony, Taylor and Peyton of Delta, Colo.; Dalene (Bill) Stoddard from Grand Junction, Colo.; Kim (Shawna) McDonald and family, Kimberly, Gary, Chad, Brandi, Lauren and families of Las Vegas, Nev.; brothers, Brent (Joanne) Rowse, Paradise, Calif.; Dale (Carolyn) Rowse, Bellevue, Neb.; Van (Sarah) Rowse, Mesa, Ariz. Preceded in death by husband, parents and grandson, Jared Johnson.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Nurse Marsha and the staff of Roaring Fork Hospice of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; Farnum-Holt Funeral Home of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; and Mitchell Funeral Home of Price.

Funeral service Saturday, June 30, 1 p.m., Price North LDS Stake Center. Family will be at the church Saturday one hour prior to services and at Mitchell Funeral Home Friday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. Interment, Price City Cemetery.

WilliamRaymond Ashmore Sr.

CLEARFIELD -William Raymond Ashmore Sr. died peacefully June 21, 2007 at the Rocky Mountain Care facility in Clearfield, where he resided with his wife, Ella Mae.

He was born April 21, 1905 in Estancia Valley, N.M.

William has 10 surviving children; four by his first wife, Ola Belle Baker; two by his wife, Ella Mae; and four of Ella Mae's children whom he adopted.

His descendents total more than 350 children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

He is remembered for his integrity and work ethic. Living during the Great Depression, he understood the principle of self-reliance and always found work to provide for his wife and children. He was variously employed as a chef, salesman, small business owner, machine operator and handyman.

Because of employment needs, he moved many times in Oklahoma, Arizona, California, Washington, Missouri, Texas, and Utah, always for the benefit of his family.

William was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a high priest and faithfully served as a missionary, branch president, group leader, teacher and many other callings. At the age of 87, he and Ella Mae served a full-time mission for one year.

Survived by children, Wayland Ashmore (Viola), Layton; William Ashmore (Dora), Orem; Joyce Harrington, Holladay; William Ashmore Jr. (Dianne), Apple Valley; Donald Fleming (Timi), Illinois; Dean Conway (Laura), Spanaway, Wash.; Peggy Hess (Pete), Price; Leland Ashmore, Price; James Ashmore (Kim), Montana; and Luana White (Bob). William has one surviving brother, Hershel Ashmore, Warner, Okla.

The family expresses their heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff of Rocky Mountain Care nursing home in Clearfield.

Funeral services will be Thursday, June 28, at 10 a.m. at the Palmyra Stake 10th LDS Ward, 381 E. 400 North, Spanish Fork. Friends may call at the chapel from 9 to 10 a.m. prior to the service. Interment, American Fork Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to

Ruby Dean Williamson

CEDAR CITY - Ruby Dean Andersem Williamson, 90, passed away peacefully at her home in Cedar City on Saturday, June 23, 2007.

She was born July 3, 1916 in Moroni, the third daughter of Andrew Festus Andersen and Ruby Christiana Christensen.

Ruby Dean was the loving wife of Frank Farrow Williamson and beloved mother of Doris Williamson.

Although not perfect, she did many things to perfection. She was an excellent seamstress, cook and homemaker.

Married to her fellow hunter and fisherman and best friend, she could fashion flies and put together a great picnic.

She was willing to do most anything for anyone.

Her mother died when she was 2 �, and she was raised by her Aunt Iva A. Symes. They lived in Salt Lake City.

Dean was a lifelong resident of Utah. She lived in Sanpete, Carbon, Salt Lake and Iron counties.

She was by profession a photo finisher.

She contributed to the WWII effort by working in a munitions factory in Salt Lake City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; twin sisters, Jewel A. Rumel and Jeniel A. Burgess; and the love of her life, husband Frank. She is survived by three nieces, Sherry Keim of Layton; Joan Solomon of Denver, Colo.; and Joyce Oka of Honolulu. She was an "other mother" to her nieces and family friends, Connie Nyman and Kaaren Covili.

At Ruby Dean's request, there will be a private graveside service at the Wellington City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Doris Williamson Endowment at Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah.

On-line condolences may be sent to

Elvin Anthony Seely

SALT LAKE - Elvin Anthony Seely passed away June 23, 2007 in Salt Lake City.

Born Feb. 6, 1922 in Hiawatha. He grew up in the Castle Dale area. Married Edna Margaret Rowley on June 21, 1943 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She preceded him in death on Nov. 16, 2005.

He was an excellent husband, father and grandfather.

He served honorably in WWII in the United States Army, 74th Infantry, He fought valiantly in the Battle of the Bulge.

He was active member of the LDS Church, having served in many capacities and as a temple worker at the Jordan River LDS Temple. He served in stake presidencies and bishoprics. At one time, he served as a regional representative in the upper peninsula of Michigan and Saulte Ste. Marie, Southern Ontario, Canada

He was an electrical engineer for 30 years for U.S. Steel Corporation. He lived in Price; Salt Lake; Cedar City; Lander, Wyo,; Rogers City, Mich.; and Saulte Ste. Marie, Mich.

Survived by children, Suz-Anne Seely (David) McOmie, Kathleen Seely (Kenneth, deceased) Whites and Douglas Lynn (Linda) Seely; six grandchildren and 26 grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Levi Earl and Wilmertha Moore Seely; brothers and sisters, Drannon, Vernell, Sybil, Leith and Levi Earl.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 26, 10 a.m., at the West Jordan Copper Hills 1st LDS Ward, 5176 West Parr Drive (8440 South). A viewing will be Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South in Sandy and at the ward on Tuesday one hour prior to the services. Interment, Price City Cemetery.

Louise Bryner Moffitt

DELCO, Idaho - Louise "Pinkie" Bryner Moffitt, 73 years old, succumbed to the ravages of cervical cancer on Saturday, June 9, 2007, at her home in Declo, Idaho.

Louise was born at home Nov. 22, 1933 in Price. She was the youngest child of Rulon Anthon "Tony" Bryner and Lillis "Lou" Abiah Morley Bryner.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

She attended Central School, Harding School, Price Junior High School, Carbon High School and Carbon College (College of Eastern Utah). She was was anticipating and helping arrange the Carbon High class reunion later in September.

She worked in Price as a telephone operator to help support herself before transferring to Brigham Young University to obtain her bachelor's degree.

Her first job after graduation was at Burley High School, where she taught physical education, science, counseled and coached girls track.

She was also adviser to the drill team and pep club, bus driver and whatever else was required of her.

On July 22, 1960, she was married to Charles L. Moffitt, a fellow educator, by Bishop Ross Boyack at the Carbon Country Club.

In 1966, Louise applied for an NDEA scholarship to pursue a master's degree in counseling and guidance at San Diego State in California. After completing her master's degree, she taught junior high school in Chula Vista, Calif. In 1968, she taught at Brookings Junior High School at Brookings, Ore.

In 1969, she became a counselor with the Puyallup School District in Puyallup, Wash, where she was later promoted to administrator in charge of counseling and guidance, nurses, social workers and Title IX. She participated in policy decisions, trouble shooting and hiring of school personnel.

She won many awards, including the Washington Association of School Administrators Leadership Award.

She was chairwoman for the Good Samaritan Mental Health Central Board of WSACD, and a commission member of the National Council of Fitness, Health and Welfare.

Upon retirement, they moved back to their farm in the Declo area.

Louise was an avid golfer. She was president of the local women's golf association and tournament play. She enjoyed the fellowship of the other members and the opportunity of working with them.

She also loved to travel and made trips to Hawaii, Singapore, Korea and Hong Kong.

She and her husband, Charles, toured extensively in the United States, Canada and Mexico. They spent time in England, Scotland, and Wales and toured New Zealand.

Louise was a wonderful person who was really good at what she did. People with whom she worked trusted her and came to her for empathy and understanding. She touched the lives of many colleagues and hundreds of students in a positive way.

Louise is survived by her husband Charles; an older brother, Bruce R. Bryner of Price; an older sister, Jolene B. Hannah West Covina, Calif; and three nephews, Wallis Stewart Hannah, San Dimas, Calif, Mitchell Blinn Hannah (Hallie), Mission Viejo, Calif.; Jared Wayne Hannah, Covina, Calif.; grand niece, Madeline Brooke Hannah; grand nephews Jeffrey Harrison and Daniel Bryner Hannah, Mission Viejo, Calif.

Preceded in death by her parents; and one older brother Albert "Bert" Morley Bryner.

At Louise's request, there will be no formal funeral service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Rasmussen Funeral Home, Burley, Idaho. Interment, Declo Cemetery.

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