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Shirl C McArthur

ELMO - Father, grandfather, great-grandfather, businessman and civic leader, Shirl C McArthur, age 88, passed away peacefully in Elmo on Oct. 8, 2007.

He was born Aug. 23, 1919 in Lawrence to Cyril and Doratha Ardilla Day McArthur. He married Bessie Sitterud March 1, 1941. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple on June 29, 1942.

Shirl graduated from North Emery High School and received an honorary degree from the College of Eastern Utah

Shirl was a coal miner, superintendent of the Deseret Coal mine, president and founder of American Coal Company, active in many coal mining organizations and public servant.

He served in the CCC.

He served as mayor three terms and formed the Castle Valley Mining Company.

He was president and served on the executive committee of the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute. He was first vice president, president elect and president of the Utah Mining Association. A member of the Colorado Operator's Association and president of the Utah Coal Section of the American Institute of Mining.

He earned many top industrial awards and was chairman of AARP. He was a member of the board of directors of First Security Bank, Price district, and finance chairman for the Emery District Boy Scouts of America.

Shirl was an active member of the LDS church and loved the Lord. He served in numerous callings. He enjoyed none more than serving with his wife in the Manti LDS Temple and being called with his wife on a second mission to write the history of the Deseret coal mine.

Shirl is survived by daughters, Shirlee (Ron) Knighton, Sheila (Glenn) Sebring, Sharol (Don) Childs; sons, Stuart Si (Carol) McArthur and Shane D. McArthur; daughter-in-law, Maureen McArthur; 26 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren; and sister, Gladys Joyce Larsen. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie; son, Scott Lee; grandson, Bradley Sebring; his parents; and his sister, Thelma.

Funeral services Thursday, Oct. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Huntington LDS Stake Center. A viewing will be Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale and one hour prior to the service. Burial, Huntington City Cemetery.


Helen Allred

SPRING GLEN - Our loving mother, grandmother, sister and longtime resident of Spring Glen, Helen Ann Rusk Allred, age 87, passed away peacefully Oct. 7, 2007 while surrounded by her family.

She was born May 5, 1920 in Leadore, Idaho, to William D. and Polly Ann Walters Rusk.Married Arthur M. Allred Nov. 7, 1938 in Salmon, Idaho. He died on June 20, 1978.

Helen was a resident of Spring Glen since 1942.

She worked as an LPN for many years at Carbon Hospital prior to her retirement.

Helen enjoyed the beauty of the outdoors and she was happiest when she was gardening or just working in her yard. She enjoyed cooking, canning and crocheting.

Helen will be dearly missed by her family and a community of friends.

Survived by her children, Orson William (Laura) Allred, Price; David M. (Bonnie) Allred, Spring Glen; sister, Grace Williams, Salmon, Idaho; grandchildren, Matthew Allred, Price; Mark (Ranay) Allred, Sunnyvale, Calif.; Jennifer (Glenn) Neilson, Price; Denise (Jeff) Whitley, Longwood, Fla.; Tracy Smeeton, Vancouver, B.C.; six great grandchildren; and special friend, Aldene Thomas, Carbonville. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur; and a brother, Ray.

Memorial graveside service Thursday, Oct. 11, 1 p.m., Mountain View Cemetery, Helper.


Vickie Lee Fish Elliott

MURRAY/HUNTINGTON-A noble, caring wife, daughter, sister, mother and grandmother, Vickie Lee Fish Elliott, passed from this life unexpectedly on the morning of Sept. 22, 2007 due to a chronic medical condition she had fought and conquered for many years.

She was born to William Hugh Fish and LeOra Brodrick Fish on Jan. 21, 1950 in Price. She grew up in Huntington, graduated from Emery County High School and went on to graduate from Salt Lake City Community College.

She was the prototype for Nanas and spent her most glorious moments surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

Nana's was the place snacks, tickles, hugs and where Sponge Bob Square Pants ran 24 hours a day. Nana's was the place to get elastic sewn in saggy pants and the most glorious hug ever to mend a hurting knee. Only a nana hug will fix the emptiness she has left in our hearts and lives.

Nana is survived by her parents, Huntington; sisters, Brenda (Shon) Frye, Sigurd; Susan (Bill) Moore; niece, Elizabeth, Monett, Mo.; brother Scott Hugh Fish, Yarnell, Ariz; husband of 35 years, Kenneth L. Elliott. Murray; sons, Kevin (Maurine) Elliott, Salt Lake City; Michael (Teniel) Elliott, Salt Lake City; daughter, Shannon Elliott, Salt Lake City; grandchildren, Hannah Jane Elliott, Hailey Elliott, unborn baby boy Elliott, Jacye Swenson, Bailey Swenson and her most special buddies, Trey Joseph Elliott and Mehki Michael Elliott.

Mom, thank you for the honor of being your daughter. You will always be my best friend and Trey will always know how his Nana punk loved him. Love Shan.

No farewells were spoken. There was no time for good-byes. You were gone before we knew it. Only God knows why

If tears could build a stairway and hearts build a lane, we would walk the way to heaven and bring you back again

Friends may think we've forgotten, when at times they see us smile. Little do they know the heartaches are smiles hidden all the while

To some, you may be forgotten, to others, a part of the past. But to those who loved you, lost you, your memory will always last.

Always in our minds and forever in our hearts, we love you the mostest, sister sunshine.

Funeral services were Sept. 25 at the Cottonwood LDS Stake House. Internment, Mt. View Memorial Estates in Murray.


Greg 'Corky' Jaimez

KENILWORTH/PRICE - Greg "Corky" Jaimez, age 51, passed away Sept. 27, 2007.

Born Sept. 2, 1956 in Price.

Corky grew up in Kenilworth and worked the coal mines in the Carbon and Emery County areas.

Summer months, he enjoyed fishing and winter months, he hunted.

Although he was born in Carbon County, he made his home in Burnsville, Minn., where he worked at Toro Manufacturing.

Survived by children, Darmel Lionakis, Jennifer Jaimez, Greg Jaimez, Sheila Jensen and Chad Jaimez; brothers, Ferd (Teeta) Jaimez, Evanston, Wyo.; Andy (Helen) Jaimez, Salt Lake City; Will (Roxann) Jaimez, Kenilworth; sisters, Mary E. Martinez, Salt Lake City; Madeline (Mike) Gette, Sonora, Calif.; Angalina Quintana, Duchesne; Esther Beena, Salt Lake City; and Annette Stevenson, Price. Preceded in death by parents, Sotero and Connie Jaimez; and brother, Frank Jaimez.

Corky was laid to rest in Shajopee, Minn., Monday, Oct. 1.


Charles R. 'Chuck' Maggio

GREEN RIVER, Wyo./EAST CARBON - Charles R. "Chuck" Maggio, 65, passed away on Oct. 6, 2007 at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.A resident of Green River, Wyo., for the past 44 and former longtime resident of East Carbon, he had been in ill health for the last one year.

He was born on Dec. 17, 1941 in Canon City, Colo., the son of Carl and Wilma Fry Maggio. He married the former Phyllis Huntington on Oct. 12, 1963 in East Carbon.

He attended school in East Carbon and Price. He was a 1960 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Price.

He was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the 101st Airborne.

He was employed at FMC for 30 years and retired as a safety engineer on Feb. 2, 1997.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the National Rifle Association.

His interests included fishing, hunting and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include wife Green River, Wyo.; parents Carl and Wilma Maggio, East Carbon; two sons, Carl (Jeannie) Maggio and Steven (Linda) Maggio, Green River, Wyo.; daughter, Pamela (Richard) Albin,Olympia, Wash.; brothers David (Shelly) Maggio, East Carbon: Paul (Sue) Maggio, Cedar City; sisters, Connie (Dwain) Driggs, Tammy (Allen) Wilson, Green River, Wyo.; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Olds, Timothy Maggio, Kali Albin, Amelia Albin, Lauren Albin, Jerica Maggio and David Maggio; two great-granddaughters Brianna Olds and Brooklin Olds; one aunt; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 900 Hitching Post Drive, Green River, Wyo. Interment, Riverview Cemetery. A parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Friends may call at the church Tuesday afternoon from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday at the church one hour prior to funeral services.

The family respectfully suggests that donations in his memory be made to Cowboys Against Cancer, 1893 Dewar Drive, Rock Springs, Wyo. 82901.


Mercie Madrigal Rivero

PRICE - Mercie Madrigal Rivero passed away Oct. 4, 2007 in Sacramento, Calif.

She was born in 1917 in Sorprass, Colo., to Rufino and Lucy Madrigal.

She was raised in Columbia.

Survived by sons and daughter, Rudy Rivero and wife; Beatrice and Eddie Sanchez; Richard Rivero, California; sister, Amelia Gorlitz, California; and brother, Bill and Betty Madrigal. Also survived by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; husband, David Rivero; four brothers, Jim, Alex, Frank and Paul; and two sisters, Sally and Maggie.

Funeral services are pending in California.


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