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Stew Byrge

CARBONVILLE - Stewart Lynn Byrge, age 51, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 3, 2008.

He was born June 5, 1956 in Price to Charles William and Colleen Carlson Byrge. Stew married Teresa Duncan in the Manti LDS Temple, they later divorced.

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

Stew honorably served his country in the U.S. Army from 1975 to 1979.

He enjoyed the outdoors, rock hunting and most of all, camping with his children and Patsy.

Stew enjoyed working with his hands and he was an accomplished woodworker.

He was employed at Horizon Mine as a fireboss and will be dearly missed by his special buddies, Pete Eaquinta, David Larsen, Randy Bishop, Vern Lyons, Bob Nichols, Jack Barff, Shane Hansen and Aaron Prescott, all of whom Stew enjoyed working with.

Stew is survived by his children, Sherry (Sam) Beattie, Rodney Adam, Stewart Dillon and Jared Dallon Byrge; his angel grandson, Preston Beattie; parents, Chuck and Colleen Byrge, Carbonville; fiance and dear friend, Patsy Seevers, whom he loved dearly, of Carbonville; brothers and sisters, Charles William (Bev), San Antontio, Texas; Linda Lee (Willie) Wilson, Brenda Kay (George) Deeter, Terry Ray (Margie), all of Carbonville; aunts and uncles, Elvin (Bev) Byrge, Spring Glen; Leola (Rick) Callor, Carbonville; Gene (Janis) Carlson, Helper; Barbara Halverson, Layton; Rosalie (Max) Mason, Joyce Carlson, both of St. George; Patsy's children, Charity Brown, Frederick Jaramillo, Amber Blanchard, Brittany Tryon; six grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins who had a special place in his heart. Stew also leaves behind his faithful companion, Midnight, his dog. He was preceded in death by his brother, "Hot Rod;" and his loving grandparents.

Funeral service Tuesday, Jan. 8, 11 a.m., Gordon Creek LDS Ward. Family will be at the church Tuesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price.

Ruby Wall Weber

FERRON - Ruby Wall Weber passed away on her 91st birthday, Jan. 4, 2008.

She was the oldest of six children born to Eldwin and Hazel Wall in Myton.

Ruby attended Utah State University when she met Bryan Weber. They married and shared 62 wonderful, eventful years.

Ruby left behind five of seven children, Colleen, Merlin, Marie, Luana and Clinton; 26 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. She was proceeded in death by her precious husband, Bryan; two of her beautiful daughters, Kaye and Joyce; and two grandchildren.

Ruby lived a life of service and commitment to her family and her numerous church callings.

She was an accomplished seamstress and a wonderful cook, yet she made time to read and continue learning and improving her mind.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 7, at the Ferron LDS Stake Center. Burial was at the Ferron City Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

John F. Tochi

PRICE - John Florian Tochi, age 89, passed away suddenly Jan. 4, 2008 at his home.

He was born in CleElum, Wash., on Oct. 16, 1918 to Florian and Ida Metchner Tochi. Married Julie Zele June 20, 1942 in Price; she passed away on Dec. 19, 1970. Married Ona Mae Fletcher on June 24, 1972 in Price; Ona died on Feb. 24, 2003.

John was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army Air Corp in Sudan, Egypt, from 1942-1946.

After returning from the service, he began working at Standard Motor and later retired from Horse Canyon coal mine, where he worked as a mechanic.

He also served as a part-time dog catcher for Price city for 25 years.

John was a honorary life member of Price Elks Lodge 1550, the Slovenian National Benefit Society, SNPJ Lodge 113 of Price and a member of the VFW Miners Post 2379.

John took great pride in whatever he did, whether it was working in his yard or making sure his truck was kept spotless.

He loved to ride Harleys, listen to polkas and dance. He enjoyed celebrating Fathers Day at the cabin and visiting with old acquaintances at the Slovenian picnic each summer.

John will be dearly missed by his family and a community of friends.

Survived by three daughters and their spouses, Linda (Byron) Allred, Charlotte (Rick) Davis, both of Price; Becky (Richard) Colombo, Helper; sister, Rose Gasparich; nephew, Tony Bergamin, both of Renton, Wash.; six grandchildren, Brian (Lezlie) Allred, Julie (Mike) Myers, Jason (Lisa) Davis, Robert (Jaime) Davis, Kristi Kloepfer, Kami (Gabe) Gutierez; and 11 and one-half great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Ida Tochi and Violet Bergamin.

Funeral service Wednesday, Jan. 9, noon, at Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to a local charity of choice.

Virginia May Snow

FERRON - Viginia May Killpack Snow, age 81, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2008.

She was born Oct. 30, 1926 in Dayton, Ohio, to Charles Lyle Killpack and Alma May Baumgardner. She married Don Clifford Snow on July 22, 1945. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple on Feb. 21, 1981.

She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in many capacities. Virginia especially loved serving in the Primary and working on genealogy.

Virginia was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her country and lived a full life in service to others.

She enjoyed working in her yard, cooking delicious food and being with her family. Her beautiful singing voice blessed the lives of many.

Virginia is survived by her children Paul (Lee) Snow, Salt Lake City; Susan (Carl) Labbee, Orangeville; Lyle (Shanna) Snow, Alaska; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Don Clifford Snow; her parents; her brother, Lyle Killpack; and two grandchildren, Brinlee Snow and Hyrum Snow.

Funeral services will be at noon on Friday, Jan.11, at the Millsite LDS Ward Chapel, 35 W. 200 North, Ferron. A viewing will be on Friday from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Interment will follow at the Ferron City Cemtery. Services are under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that donations be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Missionary Fund.

LaVern McKell Fullmer Bunnell

ST GEORGE - LaVern McKell Fullmer Bunnell returned to her Heavenly Father Jan. 4, 2008 after a valiant struggle to recover from surgery. The final weeks of LaVern's life were spent at the home of her daughter, Teresa, in Huntington surrounded by family who were blessed to enjoy Mother's keen wit and infectious laugh until her return to her Heavenly Father.

LaVern was born May 25, 1931 in Mapleton to Clifford and Rebecca Fullmer. She married Dell Bunnell and they later divorced.

Mother devoted her entire life to serving others, including her husband, children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors.

Though she suffered and endured many trials in her life, she bore them all silently and never allowed those trials to diminish the smile on her face, the laughter in her voice or the love in her heart.

Love radiated in everything she did and she was always trying to feed those she thought might be hungry as she looked for ways to ease their burdens, never thinking of herself.

She had a special relationship with her children and had a profound influence over them. Her life was an example of charity and love and she will always be remembered for the countless acts of kindness she showered upon all who were blessed to know her.

A lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LaVern was drawn to and found peace in the gentle rhythm of the ocean.

She worked in a variety of jobs throughout her long life, but her favorite was at the South Gate Golf Course in St. George where she was well loved and sorely missed when she retired.

She will be missed for her cheerful spirit, love, laughter and smile and her family will strive to forever live by the example of selfless caring that is a testament to her life.

She is survived by her children, Betty (Doug McHenrey), Tahatchape, Calif.; Randy Bunnell, Mesquite, Nev.; Becky Pigott, Las Vegas, Nev.; Teresea (Wayne) Nielson, Huntington; 13 grandchildren, 15 great- grandchildren; sisters, Jane Martell, Provo; Gerri (Max) Adams, Salt Lake City; brothers, Rod (Judy) Fullmer, American Fork; and Sam (Denise) Fullmer, Mapleton. She was preceded in death by her sons, Tom Bunnell and Greg Bunnell; grandsons, James Nielson and Tracy Bunnell.

At Mother's request, there will be no viewing. There will be a special graveside service Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 1 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery, 1997 S. 400 East, Springville, where she will be laid to rest next to her beloved sons. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary.

The family expresses their love and appreciation for all who have touched Mom's life in some special way.

Louise Sherrill

GREEN RIVER - Louise Sherrill, age 89, died Jan. 4, 2008 in Green River.

She was born April 22, 1918 in Storrs to George Willard Seely and Olive Percy Dickman. She married Ray Sherrill on April 9, 1938 in Price.

Louise was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Woman's Club.

For 31 years, she worked side-by-side with her husband at Ray's Tavern in Green River.

She loved cooking, fishing, gardening, playing cards and was a devoted Utah Jazz Fan.

She never knew a stranger - she was loving, caring and always helping others.

She is survived by her children, Arden (Carolyn) Sherrill of Green River; JoAnn (Bob) Wetherington of Green River; LaRae (David) Fullmer of Monticello; 17 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; sisters, Allene Spadafora of Green River, LaRue Hunt of Green River and Olive (Odell) Anderson of Green River. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Sherrill; daughter, Arden's twin sister Arlene, and husband, George Weihing; brother, Don Seeley; sisters, Verda Fraley and Elizabeth Harper; daughter-in-law, Reida Sherrill; son-in-law, Robert Dugdale; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her parents.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, Jan. 8, at noon at the Green River LDS Ward Chapel. Viewing will be Tuesday from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment will be in the Elgin Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

Harry E. Snow

ORANGEVILLE - Harry E. Snow, age 94, passed away Jan. 6, 2008.

He was born Dec. 22, 1913 to John Earl and Jeanette Christina Jensen Snow. He married Mary Humphrey on June 10, 1941 in the Manti LDS Temple. Mary passed away Sept. 11, 1987.

Harry grew up in Orangeville and graduated from South Emery High School.

He served his country as a captain in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of WWII.

He received his law degree from the University of Utah.

Harry was a member of the LDS Church. He served in many capacities, including a mission in the southern states. He also served a mission with his wife in Texas. He was a bishop while living in Moab and a patriarch for many years in the Orangeville LDS stake.

For 20 years, Harry was the county attorney in Grand County.

He loved the outdoors, where he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed farming and raising cattle, which he did for many years with his sons.

Harry was an honest, hardworking man. He was also very generous and was always helping others.

Harry is survived by two sons, Earl (Fran) Snow of Orangeville and John (Robin) Snow of Moscow, Russia; one sister, Ann (George) Bell of Orangeville; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; parents, John and Jeanette Snow; daughter, Ann; three grandchildren; four brothers, Carl, Wells, Reed and Kenneth; three sisters, Georgia, Jeanne and Bell; and an infant sibling.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan.10, at 11 a.m. at the Orangeville LDS Chapel. There will be a viewing Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale and Thursday at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment Orangeville City Cemetery.

Bobby Gene Tilton

PRICE-WEST VALLEY CITY- Bobby Gene Tilton, age 78, of West Valley City, formerly of Price, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, at his home.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 12, at 1 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary Chapel in Price. A viewing will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.. and one hour prior to the services at the mortuary. Interment Huntington City Cemetery.

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