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Sonja Timothy

PRICE - Our darling angel, Sonja Ellen Timothy, age 28, crossed over into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father at home surrounded by her loving family Dec. 29, 2001 after a long courageous fight with cancer.

Born in Price Feb, 9, 1973 to Clayton and Ida Timothy. Married Scott Hathaway May 1998. Later divorced.

Sonja was the baby of the family and very cherished and loved. She graduated from Carbon High School in 1992. Very intelligent and fast learner, especially with computers and electronics, she self-taught computer programming. She worked for several coal construction and engineering companies as a computer specialist. Sonja was a free fun-loving spirit who enjoyed all aspects of life to it s fullest potential. Her family was the center of her world. Always concerned about their health and happiness. Sonja loved flowers, gardening and her precious dog, Nellie.

We will strive to learn from the lesson that she taught us in the short time we were privileged to have her in our lives.

Survived by her mom and dad, Clayton and Ida Timothy; grandmother, Rhea Timothy; beloved sisters, Nancy (Clark) Olsen, Kerry (Tony) Welch; two precious nephews and a niece, Austin and Jessen Welch and Danielle Olsen; numerous loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Claude and Irene Bowden; and paternal grandfather, Doyal Timothy.

Private family viewing has been scheduled. Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 3, at 11 a.m. at Fausett Mortuary Chapel, Price. Interment, Wellington City Cemetery


Cory Cornish

FERRON - Cory Shawn Cornish, age 27, passed away Dec. 28, 2001 as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

Cory was born May 15, 1974 in Manhattan, Kan., to Arthur M. and Sherrie L. Cornish. Cory married Danielle Marie Rollins in Ferron on April 21, 2001. Their son, Kemmer Lee Cornish, was born Dec. 3, 2001.

He attended school in Kearns and Eureka, graduating from Tintic High School in 1992. As a youth, Cory was active in scouting and earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

Cory served in the California-Sacramento mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Cory was a loving husband and devoted father. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Cory liked western music and wrote cowboy poetry.

Cory is survived by his wife and son of Ferron; parents of Eureka; sisters, Tisha (Ronnie) Ross, Eureka; Katrina (Richard) Clements, Orem; Jada (Javee) Lowe, Santaquin; Anitra Cornish and Deidra Cornish, Eureka. Sister, Anitra Ruth Cornish, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be Thursday Jan. 3 at 11 a.m. at the Ferron LDS Stake Center, where friends may call one hour prior to services. There will be a viewing Friday, Jan. 4, from 9:45 to 10;45 a.m. at the Eureka LDS Ward building. A service will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Eureka Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Cory Cornish Memorial Fund at Fausett Mortuary in Price and Holiday Hills Funeral Home in Santiquin.


Tony Sanfelice
'Gone fishing'

HELPER- Tony Alfonso Sanfelice, age 86, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2001 in Price.

He was born Dec. 12, 1915 in Park City, the son of Frank and Nora Shelton Sanfelice, Married Rose Felice March 4, 1936 in Price. She died May 23, 1989.

Tony retired from the Denver &Rio Grande Railroad after 45 years of service as a locomotive engineer. Member of UMWA, where he worked many years in the majority of coal mines in Carbon County.

Tony was an avid hunter and fisherman. He had a passion for horses that came from growing up on a large ranch in the Uintah Basin. He was an expert with a rope and he performed many tricks with his lariat rope, while on horseback. Tony's youth was greatly influenced by his very close relationship with members of the Ute Indian Tribe. He loved to play the guitar, harmonica and sing.

Survived by son, Rudy San-felice, Helper; brother, Bernard Sanfelice, Folsom, Calif.; sisters, Shirley Bench, Spokane, Wash.; Norma Herring, Reno, Nev.; grandchildren, Gino Sanfelice, California; Chris Sanfelice, Gina (Erik) Straus; great-granddaughter, Erika Nicole Straus, all of Salt Lake City; and many loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents and granddaughter, Yvette Sanfelice.

Funeral Mass Wednesday, Jan. 2, 10 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church. Family will be at St. Anthony's Wednesday one hour prior to mass. Committal service, Mt. View Cemetery, Helper, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.


John Goss

PRICE - John H. Goss, age 74, passed away on December 31, 2001 at Castleview Hospital after a short illness.

He was born Sept. 2, 1927 in Fruita, Colo., to Jehu Ambrose (Dade) Goss and Ruby Vida Thurstin. Married Laura Jane Whittingharn on April 25, 1952 in Aztec, N.M.

They moved to the Price area in 1956, where they made their home for the past 46 years.

He served in the U.S. Navy on the submarine USS Sea Poacher during the latter part of WWII in both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

He worked various occupations, including as a baker, logger and finally as a journeyman carpenter.

He was loved deeply by his family and friends and will be missed greatly. He would do anything for anyone and many people were the recipients of his great generosity.

Survived by wife, Laura Goss, Price; son, Jonathan D. Goss, Rexburg, Idaho; daughters, Stacey and Terry Dalpiaz, Grand Junction, Colo.; Janie and Steve Jones, Sumner, Wash.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and sister, Reba Hawkins, Vernal. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Frank; and sisters, Thelma Pfaffen-berger, Jewell Coleman and Rita Clark.

Graveside service Saturday, Jan. 5, 1 p.m., Elmwood Cemetery, Fruita, Colo., under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.


June Marshall Prettyman

ELMO, OATMAN, Ariz. - Our mom, June Marshall Prettyman, began her life in Mutual, a small mining community.

She was born to James B. Marshall and Dorothy Haycock. She lived most of her life in Carbon and Emery counties and spent the last two years in another small mining community called Oatman, Ariz.

Friends tell us her children and their families were her pride and joy. Many happy hours were spent with her family and friends in both the desert and forests, riding horses, taking pictures and enjoying the sights.

She loved all animals and the wonders of nature. Her yard in Elmo won her the title of "Tropical Rain Forest" and she was always found digging, cutting and transplanting. Walking with her friends and their dogs allowed them to solve all the problems of the world.

In Arizona, she supported the chamber of commerce by making her special candy for the bake sales and dressing in old-fashioned attires to support the re-enactments of gunfights staged daily on the streets of Oatman.

A memorial was presented in Oatman by the Gunfighters and Golddiggers organizations. Wild Bill, the local cowboy poet, wrote a poem for "Flame" and many residents told of her lighting the fire in them when they were down.

She will be greatly missed by the whole town.

Monday, another memorial was conducted in Price for friends and family. Again, her friends spoke of her love of family, animals and nature.

Mom will be missed by all who knew her.

We love you.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Best Friends Sanctuary, Kanab, UT 84741.


Robert Coggins

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. - Robert E. Coggins, 65, of Shoshoni, Wyo., died at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001 at his daughter's home in Green River after a lengthy illness.

He was born Oct. 15, 1936 in Powhatten, Ala., the son of Tilton and Idella Hogan Coggins. He married Olive L. Ellis Dec. 11, 1985 in Las Vegas, Nev.

He attended schools in East Carbon and graduated from Carbon High in 1954. Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Marines Corp and Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 2350 in Green River.

Survivors include wife, Olive, Shoshoni, Wyo.; three daughters, Linda and Bart Ellison, Kay and Leonard Ortega, Terri and Pat Sanchez, all of Green River, Wyo.; two sons, Robert E. (Lena) Coggins, Seattle, Wash.; Steve Kolar of Shoshoni, Wyo.; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Jerry (Dixie) Coggins, Ogden; 10 sisters, Sue (Warren) Whitlock, Polly Kranker, Joy (Don) Huitt, all of East Carbon; Dot (Perry) Fry, Price; Carol Wilding, Reno, Nev.; Helen (Bryan) Owen, Mary Brothers, both of Portland, Ore.; Shirley (Bill) Butz, Sturgis, Mich.; Linda (Kent) Lindsey, Ogden; and Charlotte Pressett, Carlsbad, N.M. He was preceded in death by parents and one brother, James Coggins.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial services with military honors will be Saturday, Jan. 12, 11 a.m., at the Eagles Lodge, 88 N. 2nd East, Green River, Wyo.

Family suggests memorials in Robert's honor to Hospice of Sweet-water County, 809 Thompson Street, Rock Springs, WY 82901.


Sylvia Audrey Vanderpool

PRICE - Our beloved Sylvia Audrey Vanderpool, age 89, passed away at Castle Country Care Center on Dec. 28, 2001.

She was born Aug. 17, 1912 in Salt Lake City to James and Catherine Butterfield Myers. She was married to Ernest Saxton and later divorced. She then married John Vanderpool and was later divorced.

She loved to dance and make the Wendover run. She was an excellent cook and passed those skills onto her daughters.

She loved her family and was grateful for the care they gave her in her later years.

She is survived by her daughters, Karen (Bob) Safley and Cathy (Ron) Holland, both of Price; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and a sister Marlene Green, Salt Lake. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, a sister and an infant child six days old.

A memorial service will be Friday, Jan. 4, at 3 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary Chapel. Interment will be private at her request.


Helen Jones

PRICE - Helen Richens Jones, age 88, died Dec. 10, 2001 in Lodi, Calif.

Helen was born Aug. 9, 1913 in Heber City, Wasatch County, to Alfred and Adelia Duke Richens. Married Merlin Dean Jones on Feb. 4, 1933.

They had three sons, Brent (deceased), Gary and Stephen.

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

Helen is survived by daughter-in-law, Dawn (Kay) McVey, Placerville, Calif.; two sons, Gary and Stephen (Pamela) Jones, both of California. Also survived by 19 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren; one sister, Carol Wallace, Price. Preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Brent; two brothers, Reed Duke and Grant Duke Richens; sisters, Lola Oman, Kate Waterman, Violet Parkinson and Melba Shiner.

Funeral services were Dec. 28 at Olpin-Hoopes Mortuary. Interment and dedication followed in the Heber City Cemetery.

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