CLEVELAND - Richard Harley Dotson, age 45 of Cleveland, passed away July 10, 2002 after a valiant battle with cancer at the home of his parents, Richard and Jean Dotson, also of Cleveland.
Rick was born April 19, 1957 in Cottonwood, Ariz. The Dotson family, including Rick's younger sister, Brenda, moved to Utah in 1971.
Rick started riding horses alone at age 2. He won his first team roping competition in 1963 at the age of 7 with his father as his partner and with the help of his horse, "Fellar."
Rick continued roping and competing throughout high school.
Rick graduated from Emery High in 1976. He won more than 30 first place belt buckles, not counting second, third and all-around awards plus a team roping trophy saddle.
A few years a go, Rick and his dad started Castle Valley Rodeo Company, a family owned and operated business for approximately eight years. They liked helping many kids learn to enjoy the dream of rodeo life.
Rick enjoyed camping, fishing and especially hunting. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
Rick lived on the family farm with Michelle and his son, Josh. Rick enjoyed going to church at Desert Edge Christian Chapel in Huntington and spending time with his special friend, Pastor Carl Sitterud.
Since February when he was diagnosed with malignant melanoma cancer, Rick underwent several surgeries and was under doctors care at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City.
Rick is survived by Michelle and son, Joshua Dotson; his parents; sister, Brenda (Todd) Jensen; niece, Sarah; nephews, J.D. and Wyatt, all of Cleveland; many aunts, uncles, relatives and friends; and a very close friend, Rex Malalo.
The family wishes to express a heartfelt thanks to Rick's special cousin, Donna, for her love and care.
Funeral will be Saturday, July 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the Desert Edge Christian Chapel in Huntington, 500 South Main, with a viewing from 9 to 10 a.m. prior to services. Burial, Cleveland cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.
PRICE - Harold Lloyd Hayes, age 84, died at his home in Price July 10, 2002.
He was born April 18, 1918 in Vernal, the son of Monty Hayes and Cornellia Nott, second son out of nine children. He married Reva Case Dec. 20, 1938 in Price.
He was a veteran of World War II in the Army.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He was a shade tree mechanic and a great lover of Thunder-birds, restoring and collecting.
Survived by his wife, Reva; three daughters and one son, Jerri (John) Barnett, Emery; Ralph (A.J.) Hayes, Grover, Colo.; Gloria (Jim) Smith, Wellington; Pam Martin, Price; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Alma Parry, McGill, Nev.; Nicki Hartzell, Price; and Oragale Fairbourne, Salt Lake City. Preceded in death by parents; two brothers, Floyd and Mutt; sisters, Lila Flores; a grandson, Shane Stansfield, "his good helper;" and a granddaughter Tamandra Barnett.
Visitation Friday evening, 7 to 8 p.m., at Fausett Mortuary. Graveside services Saturday afternoon. Burial, Price City cemetery.
God saw you were getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around you and whispered, "Come with me."
With tearfuly eyes we watched you slowly fade away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands to rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best.
It's lonesome here without you, we miss you more each day. Life does not seem the same since you have gone away. When days are sad and lonely and everything goes wrong, we seem to hear you whisper, "Cheer up and carry on."
Each time we see your picture, you seem to smile and say, "Don't cry I'm in God's keeping. We'll meet again some day."
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