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Screlda Jane Clerico

PRICE - Screlda Jane Jolley Clerico, age 101, died Aug. 29, 2007 in Price.

She was born Oct. 22, 1905 in Marion, Idaho, to Alma Jolley and Eldora Hutchings. She was one of seven children raised on a homestead near Duchesne. She married Albert Clerico on March 15, 1925 and raised two children, Richard and Barbara, in Helper.

There are four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She could tell stories of traveling by covered wagon and riding her horse to school.

She played the piano "by ear" and enjoyed music.

Family and home making have been the center of her life and those who knew her will always remember her hospitality and great attitude.

Private graveside services will be conducted under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

Our family would like to express our sincere gratitude for all the love and care she has received from her extended family at the Heirloom Inn and Rocky Mountain Hospice. They have added years to her life and helped with our family concerns and worries.

In lieu of flowers, send donations to Rocky Mountain Hospice, 60 E. 100 North, Price.

James A. Jensen

PRICE/SPRINGVILLE - James A. Jensen, age 61, died Aug. 27, 2007 in Springville.

He was born Aug. 16, 1946 in Richfield, the fourth of six children to Lee Jensen and Susie (Bohman) Jensen. He married Linda Zarkou on July 3, 1970 in Monroe.

He grew up in Monroe and attended high school at South Sevier, where he graduated in 1964.

He was active in high school as the senior class president and star in track and wrestling.

He attended Southern Utah State College in Cedar City for four years and later graduated in 1975 with a bachelor's of science degree in landscape architecture from Utah State University.

He and his wife lived in Logan and Inkom, Idaho before moving to Price in 1978.

Some of his occupations included party chief for an engineering firm and landscape architect planning designer for the U.S. Forest Service for 15 years. He ended his career at the Bureau of Reclamation in Provo after 15 years of service developing reservoir campgrounds.

He received the Legends Award in 2005 for his design work from the Bureau of Reclamation in Washington, D.C.

Some of his hobbies included art sketching, oil painting, woodworking, auto mechanics, reading, photography, hunting, gun and knife making and collecting.

Most of all, he loved his family and spending time with them.

He is survived by wife, Linda; mother, Susie; two children, Steven (Erin) Jensen of St. George; Shelley (Gary) Turner of Price; two grandsons, Cole and Louis; brothers, Jerald (Pat) Jensen of Huntington Beach, Calif.; Richard Jensen of Salt Lake City; sisters, Carolyn Woodbury of Huntington Beach, Calif.; Peggy (Vernon) Roundy of Monroe; and many extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by father, Lee; infant brother, David; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be Friday, Aug. 31, at 11 a.m. at the Price 7th/8th LDS Ward Chapel, 995 East 700 North. Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price and at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery, Price.

Dale Allen Hutchens

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Dale Allen Hutchens passed away on Feb. 22, 2007, ironically eight hours before the death of his 94-year old father.

Dale was born on Dec.12, 1955 in Fruita, Colo., the fourth and youngest child of Lester and Maxine Hutchens.

Dale graduated from Carbon High School in 1974, where he was on the football team. He was a member of the newly formed Congress of Carbon High as a member of the House of Representatives and, along with his lifelong friends, Jim New, Mike Vail and Alan Selman, participated in the school production of Pinocchio.

Dale joined the U.S. Air Force in November 1975, where he attended basic training in Texas at Sheppard AFB and received his training in health care sciences. He happily departed company with the military in September 1977. He returned to Price, attended the College of Eastern Utah and worked at a nursing home in Price.

Dale moved to the Bay area in 1979, where he worked at several jobs while continuing his medical tech training.

Dale started his career at Kaiser Medical Center in South San Francisco as an OR tech in April 1980. He completed the professional chef program at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco in 1985.

He continued working in the San Francisco area at Stanford Medical Center until 2004. He then started his "dream job" as an instrument tech at Waverly Surgery Center in Palo Alto, Calif., until October 2005.

Married Martina Louise Oppenheim in Reno, Nev., on March 24, 2001. He and Tina moved from the Bay area in the fall of 2005, where he left a lifetime of friends and memories to pursue the dream of owning his own UPS Store and new home in Gridley, Calif. He became a member of the Gridley Moose Lodge 1594. He re-located back to southern California in summer 2006.

Dale is survived by his sister, Sandy (Brent) Wasmer, Draper; two brothers, Larry (Monette) Hutchens of Saratoga, N.Y.; Jerry (Kathy) Hutchens of Fairview; as well as three nieces, two nephews and a lifetime of friends who will never, never forget him.

What Dale was: a great little brother, the favorite uncle of our children, always up for a good time, a great friend, a lover of music, loyal, non-judgmental, forgiving, happy, the greatest Rolling Stones fan in all of California and very, very brave.

What Dale was not: a good fisherman, a slave to fashion, an avid hiker, the first to pick up a dinner check, mean spirited, aware of the evil around him.

Dale fought many demons during the course of his life, but always maintained an almost childlike optimism about his circumstances and felt things would always be fine in the end. If they weren't fine, it wasn't the end until it was the end.

He demonstrated a great joy of life, gathered friends like flowers and loved unconditionally.

He loved life, his family, friends, the San Francisco 49ers, baseball and the Beatles.

He lived and loved without regret.

A private memorial service will be held Sept. 1 at sunset in the San Francisco Bay, where many, many friends and family took Dale home to the place he loved the most and, with grateful hearts for having known him, finally said their good-byes.

Serfino Nick

PRICE - Serfino Nick, age 92, died Aug. 27, 2007 while surrounded by family at his home.

He was born Nov. 19, 1914 in Hiawatha, the fifth of 10 children to John and Marie Teresa Cortese Nick.

Serf attended Notre Dame and graduated from Carbon High School in 1934. He married Delma Cornelius on Feb. 13, 1945 in Tallahassee, Fla, and she passed away on July 5, 2005.

Shortly after high school, he became acquainted with a pilot from Green River who flew into Carbon County long before there was an established airport. Serf trained and earned his private pilot's license setting down the plane in any field or strip of land that appeared safe. Serf remembers charging 50 cents for a joy ride above Carbon County.

In December 1941, one week after Pearl Harbor, he volunteered for the service. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served from 1941 through December 1945 as a tech sergeant. His position as a flight engineer allowed him to test the bombers shipped from the factory. He test hopped and inspected the B-17, B-24, B-26 and the PBYA naval plane. As a flight engineer, his duties were to check all flight equipment, examine the planes inside and out, and inspect the mechanics of the bombers before releasing them to war.

After the Air Force, Serf lived in California and was engaged in private flying. He owned and operated Merced Flying Service as a flight instructor, FAA examiner and charter pilot. Serf flew many celebrities in his day and he possessed a wealth of knowledge about aviation history.

Serfino and his wife, Delma, lived in Merced from 1945 until he retired and moved back to Price in November 1996.

Serfino and Delma restored the Nick family home and returned to be close to family and friends in Carbon County.

Serf is survived by two sisters and two brothers, Kerry Fister, Price; Louis (Elaine) Nick, Price; Martin (Charlotte) Nick, San Jose, Calif.; Paulmina New, Price; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents; brothers, Frank and Elvin Nick; sisters, Mary Juliano, Josephine Copfer and Angelina Bonvicin.

Funeral Mass, Friday, Aug. 31, 10 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Vigil service, Thursday evening, 7 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family and friends are welcome at Mitchell's Thursday and Friday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Cliffview Cemetery, Price.

Rodger W. Goulding

EAST CARBON - Rodger W. Goulding passed away in an automobile accident Aug. 26, 2007 in East Carbon.

Born April 30, 1959 in Salt Lake City to Brant and Deon Goulding. Married to Amber Carter.

While living in East Carbon, Rodger worked for Wal-Mart.

He enjoyed fishing, camping, taking trips, and spending time with his family.

Survived by wife, Amber; children, Jeff, Chad, Ashley, Nick, Kevin, Josh, Ayden, Karlie; brothers, Bill (Toni), Rob, Mike (Audrey), Greg; many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by father; brothers, Rick and Jeff; and daughter, Christy.

Friends and family are invited to attend a viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State Street. Memorial service will be Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Community Church, 501 Highway 123, East Carbon.

He donated one of his kidneys to a good friend. To honor Rodger, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Rodger's name to the University Healthcare Transplant Center, 50 North Medical Drive, PA455, SLC, UT 84132.

Online condolences may be shared with the family

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