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Frank Montoya

PRICE/KEARNS - Frank Dean Montoya, age 41, passed away July 21, 2002 in Price.

He was born June 20, 1961 in Sunnyside to Toribio (Toby) and Concha Pacheco Montoya. Married Linda Lee Mitchell March 23, 1994 in Draper.

Member of the Catholic Church. He enjoyed going on family outings, camping and fishing. He liked to play baseball and football.

Survived by wife, Linda Montoya; children, Kristy and Brian Montoya, Kearns; mother, Concha Montoya, Price; brothers and sisters, Theresa (Ernesto) Avila, Wilmington, Calif.; Toby (Janet) Montoya, Paonia, Colo.; David Lee (Bernadette) Mon-toya, Paonia, Colo.; Stephanie (Humberto) Guerrero, Price; Ronald (Cindy) Montoya, Hotch-kiss, Colo.; Cynthia (Richard) Marlowe, Wilmington, Calif.; 11 nephews, eight nieces, and one great nephew. Preceded in death by father, Toby; and brother Michael Montoya.

Funeral Mass Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m., at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Helper. Vigil service Friday evening, 7 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Friday and Saturday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Price City Cemetery.


Arel Hunt

GREEN RIVER - Arel Max Hunt passed away in his home in Green River surrounded by his loved ones July 21, 2002.

Born Aug. 10, 1922 in Green River to Eva Hortense Johnson and Elias Franklin Hunt. He lived in Green River most of his life. Arel married his sweetheart, LaRue Seely Oct. 29, 1942 in Grand Junction, Colo., later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

Arel did many things in his life which consisted of working on the railroad, the highway, in a service station, in the school district as a bus driver, janitor and he served on the school board for years. He also worked in the post office.

Most of his life, he was a barber and also spent several years as a judge.

Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Arel always said that he held every position in the ward except bishop and Relief Society president. He also served as executive secretary and stake clerk.

His passion in life was golfing. Arel got the first hole-in-one on the Green River Golf Course, and the only one he ever made, on July 6, 1996. Arel worked at the golf course and he always made sure that all the golfers had cold ice water while playing.

When his arm was twisted, he would take grandma fishing. He also loved gardening and took great pride in his garden. He sold watermelons and loved visiting with the people.

Arel spent his whole life serving his friends, family and neighbors.

Survived by his wife of 59 years, Georgia LaRue Seely Hunt; six children, Max Hunt, Wellington; Owen Hunt, Castle Dale; Russell Hunt, Sunnyside; Fern Garner, Clearfield; Lynn Hunt, Afton, Wyo.; Don Hunt, Clinton; 28 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; one brother and two sisters.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 24, 11 a.m., at the Green River LDS Chapel. A viewing will be Tuesday, July 23, 6 to 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price and from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Interment, Elgin Cemetery.


Leona Anderson

HELPER/FAYETTE - Leona Veloy Anderson, age 61, passed away July 15, 2002 in Price.

She was born Sept. 27, 1940 in Fayette to Ernest and Burnice Thygerson Robinson. Married Alton J. Anderson April 23, 1959 in Fayette.

Leona was raised in Fayette, where she graduated from Gunnison Valley High School. She was a former resident of Salt Lake City, Castle Dale and Helper, where she enjoyed her many wonderful friends over the years.

Leona had a special love for her cats and will be dearly missed by all.

Survived by sister, Ruth (Verl) Keisel, Castle Dale; brothers-in-law, Dwayne Anderson, Ferron Anderson and Mike Anderson; many loving nieces and nephews; and a community of friends. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Emma; brother, Tom; and companion, Rick Smith.

Graveside service Saturday, July 20, Levan Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home in Price.


Vivian Jacquez

PRICE - Jose Vivian "Tio" Jacquez, age 80, passed away July 18, 2002 in Price.

He was born Feb. 27, 1922 in Cuba, N.M., to Enriques and Regina Aragon Jacquez. Married Dominica Garduno Feb. 12, 1968 in Montrose, Colo. They later divorced.

Member of the Catholic Church. Vivian was a former employee of Union Carbide in LaSal and a resident of Price since 1989.

Vivian loved ranching and this was his pastime that he truly enjoyed. He was a devoted Jazz fan and will be dearly missed by his family and many dear friends.

Survived by sons, Frank Lujan, Price; Andrew Jacquez, Mont-rose, Colo.; daughter, Amy Jacquez, Montrose, Colo.; brothers, Isidor (Rose) Jacquez, Price; Albert Jacquez, Price; sister, Apolonia Sandoval, Price; numerous nieces and nephews who stayed by his side diligently prior to his death; and special nephew, Zachary (Americano); nine grandchildren, Ashley, Bradley, Derrick, Savanah, Alisha, Domin-ica Jordan, Brooke, Trever and Jade. He was preceded in death by parents and sister, Albertina Sandoval.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Deloris "Lita" Quintana for her many acts of kindness and care to Tio.

Funeral Mass Monday, July 22, 10 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Vigil service Sunday evening, Mitchell Funeral Home. Committal service, Cliffview Cemetery, Price.


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