HELPER - Our loving mother, grandmother and friend, Amelia "MeLee" Tallerico Pero, age 89, passed away peacefully Jan. 18, 2008 in Price.
She was born March 29, 1918 in Price to Joe and Tresa Mancini Tallerico. Married Frank E. Pero Sr. July 22, 1941 in Elko, Nev. He died Dec. 21, 1987.
Amelia was a devout member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Helper.
She was member of the Price Lady of Elks and Stella D'America Italian Lodge 77.
She will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.
Survived by her children, Frank L. (Cindy L.) Pero, Helper; Linda (Tim) Elrod, Hurst, Texas; grandchildren, Amie Christiansen, Troy Elrod, Tracey Elrod-Primm; great-grandchildren, Greyson, Madison and Mariah; and sisters, Frances Olivetto and Mary Williams. Preceded in death by her parents; sister, Katherine Zaccaria; and brothers, Nick, John, Sam and Emilio Tallerico.
Funeral Mass Tuesday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church. Vigil service, Monday evening, St. Anthony Catholic Church in Helper. Family will be at the church Tuesday one hour prior to service. Committal, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price.
In lieu of flowers, family suggest donations to the Bee Hive Homes, 1025 W. 470 North, Price, UT 84501
ELMO - Elva Jensen, age 82, our loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008.
Elva was born Oct. 2, 1925 to Dee Oviatt and Lillian Irene Erickson in Storrs, Carbon County. She married Ted Jensen in 1943 and lived with him in Elmo.
Elva enjoyed her many children and great-grandchildren and was actively involved in their lives.
She made many quilts and comforters for them and others.
She generously shared her delicious homemade bread with family, friends, and strangers.
Elva is survived by her husband, Ted; brother, Volmer; sisters, Agnes, Sally and Marva; her children, Brent (Lorna), Vicki (Randy), Pete (Claudia) and Anne; and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her daughter, Connie Lee; son, Glen; and other family members.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. at the Elmo LDS Chapel. There will be a viewing one hour prior to the service at the chapel. Interment will be at the Cleveland City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary.
HELPER/SUTTER CREEK, Calif. - Our loving and devoted mother, Josephine A. Oberster, age 85, passed away Jan. 15, 2008 at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, Calif.
She was born Feb. 24, 1922 in Castle Gate to John and Mary DeRose Lupo. Married Albert J. Oberster June 25, 1955 in Raton, N.M. He passed away Dec. 28, 1965.
Josephine was a member of the Catholic Church.
She loved cooking, cleaning and going shopping with her son. She enjoyed visiting with her friends and some of her fondest memories were those she shared with her nephews.
She was a longtime resident of Carbon County and, in 2004, she moved to California to be with her son.
Josephine is survived by her son, John F. Lee, Sutter Creek, Calif.; nephews, Fred Lupo, Price; and Gary Lupo, Helper. Preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Santo, Louie and Frank; and a sister, Helen Yakich.
Funeral service Wednesday, Jan. 23, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will receive friends at Mitchell's Wednesday one hour prior to service. Committal service, Mountain View Cemetery.
CLAWSON - Carolyn Seely, age 79, passed away peacefully of complications from Alzheimer's disease Jan. 18, 2008 in the Emery County Care and Rehab Center.
Carolyn was born Nov. 12, 1928 in Ayr, Neb., the daughter of Emery and Alda Woodworth. She married Guy Seely in 1965.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Carolyn worked as a bookkeeper at the Ferron Nursing Home, librarian at the Ferron Library, custodian at the Ferron Elementary School and guard at the Hunter power plant.
She was a very loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed. She enjoyed embroidery, needlepoint and a variety of crafts.
She is survived by her husband, Guy; son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Kathy Aragon; daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Michael Rice; daughter and son-in-law, Richelle and Randy Taylor; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and three nieces and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Pat Aragon; her two sisters and a niece.
The family expresses gratitude to the Emery County Care and Rehab Center.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2 p.m., at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale, 720 North Center Street. A viewing will be from 1 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the services at Fausett Mortuary. A second viewing will be Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 11 to 11:45 p.m. at the North Ogden 12th LDS Ward, 1791 North 600 East. Funeral services will follow at noon. Interment, Ben Lomond Cemetery, North Ogden. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary.
CLEVELAND - Our special son and loving brother, Richard John McCarrie, age 59, passed away peacefully Jan. 16, 2008 in Bountiful after a lifelong battle with his health.
He was born Dec. 11, 1949 in Price to Robert F. and Alice Cameron McCarrie.
Ricky loved watching Jazz basketball, western movies, and horseback riding.
He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survived by his sister, Christine (Glen) Roberts, Lubbock, Texas; brother, Rodney McCarrie, Green River, Wyo.; and many loving nieces and nephews. Richard was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Robert J., Raymond and Russell.
Graveside service Saturday, Jan. 19, Cleveland City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home.
Charles Wendell Weber
GREEN RIVER - Charles Wendell Weber, age 68, passed away Jan. 16, 2008 at home surrounded by his loving family after a long and valiant battle with lymphoma.
Wendell was born on Aug. 19, 1939 in Green River to Albert Weber and Vera Hanks Weber. He married Grace Marie Barnes on Oct. 21, 1963 in Nucla, Colo.
Wendell was raised and educated in Green River. He lived in a variety of places while working in the oil fields throughout the western United States, during which time, he came to meet his loving wife.
Wendell returned to Green River in 1965, where he started his first true profession as a Utah highway patrolman.
As a highway patrolman, Wendell served the state of Utah faithfully for 18 years. During which time, he earned the respect of all he met and gained numerous lifelong friends.
Wendell's professional achievements as a peace officer were many, highlighted by earning the Golden Beehive Award twice. However, Wendell always felt his greatest achievements as a peace officer were in his fair and honest service to his community and his sharing the same values with his fellow officers.
Upon retiring from the Utah Highway Patrol, Wendell found his second career as the executive director of the Green River Medical Center. During which time, he again faithfully served his community. The respect and friendship of many were again gained during this service as well as the satisfaction of a job well done in improving the health care services of the town in which he called home.
Wendell loved the outdoors and the joys of hunting and fishing were no stranger to him. Later in life, the golf course was his outdoor home away from home.
Wendell found pleasure in working on and improving his yard and home.
He is survived by his loving wife who, with him, fought the effects of his illness until the end; as well as their daughters, Wendy (Jake) Mouery of Old Fort, N.C., and Rebecca (Abel) Herrera of Green River; his son, Jeff (Serena) Weber of Castle Dale; his grandchildren, Karma, Sabrina, Dalan, Lane, Cheyenne, Tony and Ariah; as well as his sister, Georgia Moffett of Sacramento, Calif. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; brothers, Albert Jr. and Verd; and sisters, Berta, Frances and Verna Jean.
As per Wendell's wishes, there will be no formal funeral services. A memorial gathering with friends and family will be Saturday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. at the Green River Bible Church. Arrangements are in the care of Fausett Mortuary.
Hilma Pollock Birch
CARBONVILLE - Hilma Pollock Birch, age 94 of Carbonville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, at her home.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. at the Spring Glen LDS Church. A viewing will be Monday, Jan. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price and one hour prior to the services at the church on Tuesday. Burial will be in Price City Cemetery.