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Doyle Bruce Norton

WELLINGTON - Bruce D. Norton, age 80, passed away suddenly at his home on Dec. 4, 2007 with his loving wife of 61 years at his side.

Bruce was born March 5, 1927 in Sunnyside to Lafe and Vida Norton. He was the ninth of 10 children.

He married his sweetheart, Gwenda Timothy, on July 20, 1946. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple. They were sweethearts for 63 years.

He was a lifetime resident of Wellington, spending summers of his early youth in Clark's Valley (Kiz), where his family homesteaded.

Bruce became a coal miner at 17 and mined coal for 39 years with all but a year at Horse Canyon Mine.

He loved being a miner. Bruce was an active member of the UMWA and was a union safety representative for many years.

Bruce would want to be remembered as a strong union man and a staunch Democrat.

Horses, cattle, and cowboying were his true passions.

He was one of the original members of the Wellington Mountaineers Horse Riding Club and, at 31, became the leader of the Wellington Rough Riders Jr. riding club. During his leadership, the junior riding club maintained the trophy for Outstanding Riding Club for five years.

He loved working with kids and horses.

Bruce always ran a small farm besides being a coal miner until his retirement, when he and his sweetheart became "snow birds" flying away for the winter months with other family members and friends. These were some very special years for them.

He was the heart and soul of his family. He loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and they loved him.

He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and as a man who liked to have fun.

He is survived by his sweetheart, Gwenda; children, Norene K. Norton of Price; Ronda (Marty) Olson of Wellington; and Pamela (Matt) Rauhala, also of Wellington; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Donna (Dale) Jensen; sisters-in law, Melene Norton and Elaine Norton; brother-in-law Perry (Carol) Timothy; and sisters- in-law, Sally Timothy, Rhea Timothy and Lavon Timothy. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Rodney Bruce; granddaughter, Carlene Olson; his parents, Lafe and Vida Norton; sister, Vivian; brothers, Darrell, Melvin, Glen, Carl ,and Ross; and also an infant brother and sister, Melva and Athel buried in Woodsville, Ind.

Funeral services will be Dec. 7 at noon at the Wellington LDS Stake Center. Friends may call for a viewing Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price and at the stake center one hour preceding the services Friday. A grave dedication will follow at the Wellington City Cemetery at 3 p.m.

Joy Lynn Humphrey

ORANGEVILLE - Our loving wife, mother grandmother, sister, daughter and longtime friend, Joy Lynn Humphrey, returned home to her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007 ,at age 51 after fighting breast cancer and leukemia for the last three years.

She was born on Aug. 30, 1956 in Memphis, Tenn., to Joseph and Carolyn Shanks Dale. She married Jay Mark Humphrey on April 18, 1975 in the Manti LDS Temple.

Joy Lynn graduated from Brigham Young University.

She was a special education teacher at Huntington Elementary.

She devoted her life to serving others, but especially focused her attention to helping children with disabilities.

She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, and she loved holidays, especially Christmas.

Her greatest love was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She always had a book to give her grandkids when they would come to visit.

She loved going camping, riding four-wheelers, scrapbooking, cooking and shopping.

Joy Lynn is survived by her husband, Jay Mark Humphrey; her four sons and one daughter, Jared Humphrey, Justin Humphrey and Joe (Tamra) Humphrey, all of Orangeville; Jeff (Jennifer) Humphrey of Farmington; Jessica (Ben) Lindley of Lehi; five grandchildren: Hagen, Hailey, Kylan, Reese and Jaylynn; her parents, Joe and VeRee Dale; three brothers and three sisters, Bill (Nadene) Cox of Hyde Park; Marcie (Lonie) Zwahlen of Ferron; Reggie (Stacy) Dale of Rock Springs, Wyo.,; Cheryl (Vic ) Tsushima of North Ogden; Valarie (Kash) Winn of Ferron; Shayne (Heidi) Dale of Ferron; many nieces and nephews whom she loved and adored and was a mother to them all; wonderful neighbors who were like family; and all her wonderful close friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Carolyn Shanks Dale; and many grandparents whome she was very close to.

Funeral services will be Dec.8 at 11 a.m. at the Orangeville LDS Church House. A viewing will be at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale Friday evening from 6 8 p.m and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning at the church prior to the services. Interment will be in the Orangeville City Cemetery.

Lynda Atwood

WEST JORDAN/HUNTINGTON - Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, Lynda Grange Atwood, returned peacefully to her Heavenly Father on Dec. 2, 2007 at Garden Terrace Care Center in Salt Lake City.

Lynda was born May 13, 1939 in Huntington. She was the 10th child of 12 children born to Ralph S. and Mryl Grange. Lynda married S. Delroy Atwood from Elmo on May 17, 1957. They celebrated their golden anniversary this year.

They lived most of their lives in Salt Lake City, where they raised three children, Sherrie (Leland) Hall, Tammy (Leeland) Petersen and Roylyn (Michelle) Atwood.

Lynda worked for the Jordan School District for over 25 years.

She enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting and all holidays.

She especially loved spending time with her family camping, four-wheeling, and loved attending her grandchildren's events. She was their biggest fan.

Lynda has six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Dec.7 at 11 a.m. at Redwood Memorial Cemetery, 6500 S. Redwood Road. A viewing for family and friends will be Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Redwood Memorial Mortuary and one hour prior to services on Friday.

Saying goodbye for now. We love you very much. We will miss you deeply.

The family would like to thank Dr. Sossenheimer, Erica and April and all the staff at Vista Care Hospice for the loving care they gave to Lynda.

Albert Valdez

PRICE - Loving son, father, grandson, nephew and uncle, Albert Ray Valdez, age 39, passed away Dec. 3, 2007 at his home.

He was born June 27, 1968 in Price to Joe Albert Valdez and Viola Flores.

He enjoyed playing baseball and drawing.

His greatest joy in life was spending time with his daughter, Chriselyn, and biking with her.

Survived by his mother, Viola Flores; daughter, Chriselyn Valdez, both of Price; father, Joe Albert (Melanie) Valdez; sister, Paige Valdez, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandparents, Isador (Rose) Jacquez, Price.Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Funeral Mass Saturday, Dec. 8, at noon, Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Vigil service Friday evening, 7 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Friday and Saturday one hour prior to service. Committal service Mountain View Cemetery, Helper.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Albert's daughter, Chriselyn Valdez, 749 South Elm, Price, UT, 84501

Bonnie Pittman

GREEN RIVER - Our loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Bonnie Lou Perryman Pittman, age 67, passed away Dec. 2, 2007.

She was born May 21, 1940 in Forsyth, Mo., to Floyd and Eunice Perryman. Married Bruce Pittman, later divorced.

Bonnie was a resident of Green River since 1975, where she managed and worked at various restaurants.

She loved her family and fishing.

Bonnie was always willing to help those in need.

She was a woman of great perseverance and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Survived by her children, Aaron Jacob (Amber) Pittman, Rebekah Sen-Jo (Billy) Aldrich, both of Green River; J.D. (Jamie) Pittman, Garberville, Calif.; Samuel Martin (Mindy) Pittman, Grand Junction, Colo.;10 grandchildren, Justina, Jacob, William, Nathan, Samantha, Alexis, Ricky, Kiana, Makiha and Syann; and five siblings.

Funeral service, Saturday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m. Green River Bible Church. Family will be at the church Saturday one hour prior to service. Interment, Elgin Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price.

Vonda Mary Toson Buckley

PRICE - Our loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and longtime friend, Vonda Mary Toson Buckley, 74, passed away Dec. 5, 2007 at Castle Country Care Center in Price after a short battle with cancer.

She was born March 6, 1933 in Standardville to Earnest and Mildred Corninsh Toson. Married Lawrence H. Buckley, June 23, 1951 in Standardville; he passed away on Aug. 9, 1995.

Vonda was a lifelong resident of Carbon County and her neighbors and friends could always find her working in her yard or walking the Helper parkway.

She loved to to listen to music, volunteering at many community events, and she loved visiting with family and friends.

She shared a great love for children, especially her grandchildren.

Vonda was a friend to all and she loved everyone she met.

In her later years, she enjoyed her trips to Palm Springs.

Vonda is survived by her three daughters, Lori Howland and Debbie Buckley, both of Salt Lake City; and Becky Bowers of Helper; sister, Racine (Robert) Turri-Montecello; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to her cousin, Danny Angotti; special friend, James Paletta; and longtime friend, Louise Hamilton; for all their support, especially during the past five weeks.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Shirley (LaMar) Tatton; and her nephew, Brent Tatton.

Funeral service Dec. 10 at 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Monday one hour prior to serv ice. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper.

Pat Morgan

Pat Morgan, age 68, died November 30, 2007 in East Carbon.

He was born Feb. 4, 1939 to Blaine Morgan and Phyllis Mae Willis in Seattle, Wash.

Graveside services will be Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Carbon County Cemetery, 2219 North 1500 West Carbonville.

Michael J. Lindroos

PROVO - Michael J. Lindroos, 54 of Provo, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, in Provo.

He was was born Jan. 17, 1953 in Rock Springs, Wyo., and had lived in Utah since 1975.

He is survived by two sisters, Hilda Lindroos Lohman of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and Phyllis Lindroos O'Hare of Midland, Texas; four half-brothers, Al Van Wagoner and Jon Van Wagoner, both of Price; Ace Van Wagoner of Chesapeake, Va.; and Tim Van Wagoner of Chula Vista, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John W. Lindroos and Earlene Van Wagoner.

Cremation has taken place in Utah. Memorial services will take place at a later date under the direction of Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes.

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