HELPER- Katie Bianco Ori, our beloved mother, Noni (grandmother), great-grandmother, sister, aunt and devoted friend to all who knew her, passed away quietly on Feb. 27, 2008 after a short illness at the age of 92.
She was born on March 9, 1915 in Kenilworth to Antoinette and Bernardo Bianco. Married her sweetheart, Geno Ori, on Oct. 19, 1936 in Price; he passed away on Aug. 30, 1991.
Geno and Katie spent their entire lives' living in the coal mining communities of Peerless, Sweets, Latuda, and later making their home in Helper, raising their family and taking care of entire communities of neighbors and friends.
Katie was and always will be a pillar of the community of Helper. She loved this little town and all who live here.
She was a longtime supporter of Helper rescue and fire department, Helper mining museum, Helper's Electric Light Parade, St. Anthony's Catholic Church, local baseball leagues and many other organizations.
Katie loved helping and caring for anyone in need.
Her greatest love was her family of whom she was so proud. She enjoyed family gatherings, especially a polenta dinner with everyone there to enjoy it with her.
During the springtime, you could always find her digging dandelions in her favorite fields around town, bringing them home to clean and giving them to her entire family.
She always made sure all of those family and friends that had passed were taken care of and decorated every Memorial Day.
She was a longtime member of Stella D'America Italian Lodge 77 and St. Anthony's Catholic Church.
Her work here on earth is complete and she has gone to be the angel we all know and love in heaven.
Katie, we love you so very much and will greatly miss the joy, happiness, strength and love that you have instilled in every life that you touched.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Geno; parents; stepfather, Vince Brackett; sister, Mary Regruto; brothers, John Bianco and Louis Brackett; nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Survived by her sons, Geno Ori Jr (Gaylene) of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Jack Ori and Kelly Dunn, Helper; six grandchildren, Todd, Scott, Rick, Nicole, Jimmy and Randy Ori; eight great-grandchildren; loving sisters, Antoinette "Netta" Burton and Edith Tonc; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, March 3, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Helper. Vigil service was Sunday evening at Mitchell Funeral Home in Price. Committal service, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Helper Rescue 3 or St. Anthony's Catholic Church.
CASTLE DALE - LaMont Gordon, age 49, an energetic man always on the go and always willing to help others, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2008, due to complications of a stroke.
LaMont Gordon was full of personality and constantly looking for a new adventure.
LaMont was born on July 30, 1958 to Ross and Reva Gordon in Price. He married Lori Frandsen in April 1978. They divorced in 2002.
LaMont spent his entire life saving the lives of others. He was a member of the sheriff's search and rescue posse for 24 years. There was never a time that LaMont didn't jump out of bed in the middle of the night to find a stranded hiker or repel down 100 foot cliffs to save a rock climber. His police scanner was constantly blaring so that he would always know if anyone was lost or in need of help.
LaMont was an avid outdoorsman.
On Sundays, he would always take his dog, Koda, hiking. He enjoyed ice fishing, repelling and goecaching.
LaMont enjoyed taking his four-wheeler or Jeep to the desert to find new trails.
LaMont, we love you so much and will greatly miss the joy, happiness, strength and love that you instilled in every life that you touched.
He is survived by his daughters and son, Missy Gordon of Salt Lake City; Jenna (Daniel) Madsen and grandson, Ryan, of Castle Dale; and Jeffrey Gordon of Castle Dale; his parents, Ross and Reva Gordon of Huntington; his siblings, Dennis (Peggy) Gordon of Huntington, Don (Paula) Gordon of Huntington, Charlene (Rue) Bell of Orangeville and Brenda (Hallie) Lemon of Ferron; his girlfriend, LuAnn Koch of Castle Dale; his friend, Sarah Mullaly of Moab; and his dog, Koda.He was preceded in death by his brother, Mark Gordon.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 5, at 11 a.m. at the Huntington LDS Stake Center, 215 North Main Stree. There will be a viewing Tuesday, March 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary, 720 N. Center Street, Castle Dale; and at 10 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Interment will be in the Huntington City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the LaMont Gordon memorial account at the Desert View Credit Union.
Darwin 'Dobby' Dal Guymon
PRICE - Darwin "Dobby" Dal Guymon passed away Feb. 24, 2008 in Price.
He was born Dec. 7, 1946 in Rexburg, Idaho, the son of Otto Dal and Darlene Bell Guymon.
He was highly respected in his profession in the mining community as an instructor and served as director of the mining department at CEU. Most recently, he served as an instructor at Southeast Applied Technology College.
Basically anything he set his mind to, Dobby accomplished with excellence.
He loved his family, especially his children and grandchildren; his friends, horses, playing pool, sitting around exchanging stories and telling jokes.
Dobby left his mark on life and will be missed.
Preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Desiree Lee (Brett) Harwood; and son, Darby Dal Guymon. Survived by daughter, Dori Lou (Brad) Linnell of Eureka, Mont.; son, Dan David (Jane) Guymon of Price; grandchildren, Tamarisk and Devin Harwood; Ty, Tel, Taylor, Terrell and Trey Linnell; Shel, Chalee and Daniel Guymon; brothers and sisters, Darce (Peggy) Guymon, DeMar (Janice) Guymon, Danna Jo (Wes) Gray, Darlene (Louis) Chase, Debra (Dennis) Cox and Darla Joy (R. Scott) Wilson; special friend and sweetheart, Kim Lund Mortensen.
EAST CARBON - Our loving mother, grandmother and friend, Theo Maureen Trewhella Wood, age 81, passed away peacefully Feb. 27, 2008 at her home in East Carbon.
She was born Aug. 6, 1926 in Providence, R.I., to Donald and Margaret Anastasia Mulhearn Trewhella. Married Harry S. Wood June 7, 1947 in College Park, Md.; he died June 17, 1984.
Theo, a fine and dignified lady, had a true passion for life. With every day came a new opportunity. No matter the circumstance, she kept her sense of humor.
She was very proud of the fact that she was the first woman Rotarian in the state of Utah. She was a resident of East Carbon since 1968 and a member of the East Carbon Rotary. She was the justice of the peace for many years.
Theo had a great love for her family and traveling. She now takes her final journey. Bon voyage.
Survived by children, Aleta MacFarlane, Las Vegas, Nev.; Robin (Robert) Trujillo, East Carbon; Kathy (John) Wenzel, Highland, Md.; Heather (Perry) Moore, Whitefish, Mont.; Dave Wood, Montana; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sister at heart, Dot Passavant, Newport News, Va.; and best friend, Pat Seater, Kearny, Ariz. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Harry S. Wood; son, Chris Wood; baby, Sue; and sister, Janet Barr.
Memorial service Wednesday, March 5, 11 a.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Utah State Library Blind Trust Fund, 250 N. 1950 West, Suite A, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.
Richard C. Manchester
PRICE - Richard C. Manchester died Feb. 22, 2008 in Flagstaff, Ariz.
Richard was born Feb. 10, 1943 in Price to Chet and Blanche Manchester. He married Linda Scheib on Feb. 12, 1966 in Ephrata, Wash.
He was a U.S. Air Force Vietnam veteran and a graduate of Eastern Washington University. He moved to Grand Junction, Colo., from Cranbrook, B.C., Canada, in November 1978 after purchasing Fabricare Services.
He is survived by wife, Linda; children, Rick (Becca) Manchester, Payson, Ariz.; Larry (Teresa) Manchester, Grand Junction, Colo.; Tina Marie (Markus) Ward, Sandpoint, Idaho; Tyler Yost, Seattle, Wash.; Jamie (Ted) Zimmerman, Grand Junction, Colo.; stepfather, Bob Forrester, Tucson, Ariz.; sister, Roma Perley; Sun City, Ariz.; stepbrother, Scott (Sharon) Forrester, Victoria, B.C.; stepsister, Jodi (Danny) Bittick, Medford, Ore.; and nine grandchildren. He was also the family patriarch for six brothers-in-law, three sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Fr. Robert Fitts, an uncle, was the celebrant at the funeral Mass celebrating Richard's life on Feb. 28 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Grand Junction, Colo. A rosary service was Wednesday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Holy Family Catholic School.
Kieran Edith Henderson
PRICE - Our precious little angel, Kieran Edith Henderson, touched our lives forever on Feb. 24, 2008.
She was the loving daughter of Elizabeth Anne Bordea and Chenaniah Curtis Henderson.
Kieran is survived by her parents, Elizabeth and Chenaniah; big brother, Dmitri Bordea, all of Price; grandparents, Marjorie Rampe, New Hampton, N.Y.; Charles W. and Diana Bordea, Price; great-grandparents, Rhoda and Daniel Bordea, Price; Cecillia Janette, Tampa, Fla.; Rhoda (Roscoe) Adkins, Peach Creek, W.V.; aunts and uncles, Daniel and Edith Rampe, New Hampton, Fla.; Carl (Nicole) Henderson, Nyack, N.Y.; Cassandra Bordea and Todd Layne, Price. Preceded in death by her grandpa, Carl Henderson; and great-grandmother, Sadie Cooper.
Graveside service was Thursday, Feb. 28, Price City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price.