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Bud Ray Houskeeper

WELLINGTON - By the time this is read, I will be back dancing.

I was born among the beauty of Nine Mile Canyon on April 13, 1943 to Jack and Marie Houskeeper. I died Dec. 12, 2007 in Salt Lake City.

I joined the U.S. Navy in 1961 and was honorably discharged in 1964.

I married Carol Simmons May 30, 1964 and then later divorced.

My life was fulfilling with many travels and time spent with my wonderful children and grandchildren.

The time I spent fishing, dancing, and being with my children were the most genuine treasures that I will keep deep within.

The gifts I have shared are trust, honesty and unconditional love.

All who knew me know I lived, loved and fought hard until the end.

Bud is survived by his children, Michael (Amy) Houskeeper; Karen (Scott) Brown; Jonathan Houskeeper; Deidre (Bill) Axelsen; Dawn (Mike) Miera; Tammy (Wade) Houskeeper; Zachary (Stephanie) Houskeeper; Brittany (Scott) Rudd; and 17 grandchildren.He was preceded in death by Jack Houskeeper.

Special thanks to Ron and Linda Houskeeper and children and the staff at the Veterans Hospital.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec.15, at the Wellington 4th LDS Ward Chapel. Interment followed in the Wellington City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

Michael Hutchinson

CARBONVILLE - Our loving son, brother, uncle and friend, Michael Burton Hutchinson, age 48, passed away Dec. 13, 2007.

Born Sept. 22, 1959 in Carlsbad, N.M., to Ken and Bonnie Joyce Toothman Hutchinson.

Michael was an avid sportsman. He loved to hunt as shown by his elk and moose mounts. He was an avid NASCAR fan

He had a soft side for people.

Michael was a member of the Price Elks Lodge 1550, where he organized the first Castle Country Hay Ride for children.

He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survived by his parents, Ken (Rita) Hutchinson, Price; two sisters, Charlotte Toothman, Berkeley, Calif.; Kay Russo, Amarillo, Texas; brother, Kenny (Char) Hutchinson, Irvine, Calif.; two aunts, Joanne (Claudie) Wiggins, Chowchilla, Calif.; Billie Harper, Carlsbad, N.M.; ex-wife, Theresa Hutchinson; many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family. Preceded in death by his mother, Joyce; grandparents, Otto and Ada Toothman.

Memorial service Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m., Price Elks Lodge. Family will be at the Elks one hour prior to service. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price.

David Whiting

ELMO/SPRINGVILLE- David Lawrence Whiting, age 31, was called home on Dec. 12, 2007 from the results of an industrial accident.

He was born June 19, 1976 in Provo to Melvin Leo and Bessie Lyman Whiting. Married the love of his life, Layci Norene Jensen, on Oct. 26, 2007 in Payson.

He was an active member of the LDS Church, where he served a mission in Sao Palo, Brazil. He adored his wife and kids. He loved playing games and making those around him happy.

Most recently, David learned to play the piano from his wife, Layci. He enjoyed singing karaoke, playing his tuba, and many outdoor activities.

David enjoyed everything from riding on the "quad" to shooting and paint balling.

He loved playing his computer, X-Box and writing poetry, most of which he kept in his backpack.

All of his talents, love for life, David carried in his heart and will eternally carry as he continues to serve the Lord and those he holds most dear.

David is survived by his wife, Layci; children, Christian, Aspynn, Larry and their unborn child; mother, Bessie Mae; six brothers and six sisters, Marcel, Rodney, Brent, Mark, Linda, Teri, Mary, Sarah, Melvin, Elizabeth, Rose and Steven; in-laws, Christian Lee (Norene) Jensen; and many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.He was preceded in death by his father and brother, Kenneth.

Funeral service was Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Elmo LDS Ward. Family received friends at Mitchell Funeral Home Friday evening and Saturday at the church one hour prior to service. Interment, Elmo City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions to the family of David Whiting at Desertview Credit Union, 196 N. Main Street, Huntington, UT 84528.

Jean Jewkes Christensen

PRICE - Jean Jewkes Christensen, age 89, died Dec. 12, 2007 in Ferron at the home of her oldest daughter.

She was born Dec. 20, 1917 in Orangeville to Edger and Mary Alzada Anderson Jewkes. She married Gordon T. Christensen June 9, 1937 in the Manti LDS Temple.

She was active in the LDS Church, where she served in the Relief Society and Primary.

She liked to do embroidery work, collect dolls, work in her flower beds and go camping.

Jean is survived by her daughters, Marilyn (Jay) Larsen of Ferron and Linda (Don) Zamora of Alabama; one sister, seven grandchildren, 28 great- grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, two sisters and three brothers. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Price 4th LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will follow at the Ferron City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

Bertie Young

WELLINGTON - Bertie Lou Young, born and raised in Carbon County and currently resided in Santa Cruz, Calif., died Dec. 9, 2007 from cancer.

Bertie was born March 28, 1926 to Melvin and Bertha Young in Wellington. She married Ram Blau Sept. 29, 1956; later divorced.

She graduated from Carbon High School, then attended a technical institute in St. Louis, Mo., and graduated as a certified medical laboratory technician.

She then returned to Utah and pursued her profession at the old Salt Lake County Hospital and later Red Cross before relocating in the San Francisco Bay area in California.

But always, her goal was to achieve a university degree. In that regard, she attended classes at CEU, University of Utah, Cal-Berkeley, and ultimately earned a MS in occupational therapy at San Francisco State University for a career change to counselor for California Department of Rehabilitation Services Division.

Bertie was a very talented seamstress and created many beautiful articles of clothing for herself and others.

After retirement, she joined a quilters group and the quilts and wall hangings she designed were artistic masterpieces.

She also excelled in her cooking skills and enjoyed bird watching.

She is survived by sons, Alan and Guy Blau; sisters, Beth Woodward, Elko, Nev.; Melba (Jack) Winn, Moab; Val Life, King City, Calif.; Joyce (Clarke) Nielson, Salt Lake City; Linda Kutkas, Price; brother, Marshall (Mary) Young, Houston, Texas; and many special nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Helen Butler; and brothers-in-law, Paul Butler, Bill Woodward, Terry Kutkas and Sam Parnum.

RIP, our beautiful mom and sister.

Stewart J. Bryan

PRICE - Stewart J. Bryan, 64, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, in Price.

He was born in Price on Aug. 16, 1943 to Theodore C. and Elizabeth Jewkes Bryan. He was raised in Kenilworth.

He was a great baseball player when he was young.

He served his country in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam vet.

He loved to fish, especially with his float tube.

He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Bryan of Price; brother, Roger (Lori) Bryan of Ivins; sisters, Janet Barney of Helper and Susan (Kelly) Nielsen of Price, children, Melissa, Stewie, Kimberley and Jody; and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father and brother, Troy Bryan.

The family would like to thank Castle Country Care Center for their special care for Stewart.

There will be no services as per Stewart's request. Arrangements with Fausett Mortuary.

Richard Beattyl

HUNTINGTON - Richard C. Beatty, age 71, passed away December 6, 2007.

He was born Dec. 23, 1935 in Cedar City to Cecil and Beth Coombs Beatty.

Survived by his wife, Gayla, Huntington and son, Matthew, Murray.

At Richard's request, no services will be conducted. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price.

Donna Christensen

PRICE - Our loving mother and friend, Donna Rae Easton Christensen, age 76, passed away Dec.10, 2007 at her home.

She was born Aug. 16, 1931 in Price to Albert James and Laura Marsing Easton. Married Cox B. Christensen Feb. 16, 1957 in Price. He died Sept. 29, 1967.

Donna was an active member of the Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. She was an avid reader.

Donna graduated from Carbon High School in 1948. She attended Carbon College from 1948-1949 and later the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Donna loved many things, especially the first snowfall, blue spruce Christmas trees and California sunsets. Most of all, she loved her beloved son and husband.

She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survived by her son, Todd Douglas (Cyndie) Christensen, Orofino, Idaho; two nephews, Kip Cotner, Ferron; Kevin Cotner, Price; three granddaughters; three stepgranddaughters; many great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Lola Mae Easton, Price. Preceded in death by her husband, Cox B. Christensen; parents; sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Jack Cotner; and brother, Claude Douglas Easton.

Funeral Mass was Dec. 14 at Notre Dame Catholic Church. Vigil service was Thursday at Mitchell Funeral Home. Committal service, Price City Cemetery.

Ileen Loe

PRICE/ST. GEORGE - Our loving sister, aunt and friend, Ileen Jensen Loe, age 60, passed away Dec. 14, 2007.

She was born March 8, 1947 in Price to William J. and Lois Gudrun Oviatt Jensen.

Graveside service Thursday, Dec. 20, noon, Cleveland City Cemetery. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Thursday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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