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Brian Pritt

PRICE - Brian Keith Pritt, 41 of Price, passed away April 14, 2008 in Price.

Brian was born June 10, 1966 in Cowen, W.Va., to Paul Newhouse and Marlene Pritt. The family soon moved to Idaho and settled in Nampa, where Brian helped his mom take care of his brothers and sisters.

He was always the big brother and rock of the family.

At an early age, Brian started work and found his calling working in Alaska as a logger. He also logged in many places throughout the Northwest.

The last four years, Brian worked in the coal mines in Price.

Brian loved the outdoors. He was always active, never sitting still. He played and worked hard. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved exploring the remote locations of the Owyhee Mountains.

Brian was loved by his family. He treated his nieces and nephews like his own children. He was very proud of his children and nieces and nephews.

He leaves a big hole in everyone's heart and will be greatly missed. TBFTSE.

Brian is survived by his children, Nathan Cole Pritt, Price; Cody Morgan Pritt, Price; his mother, Marlene Harris; father, Paul Newhouse, West Virginia; brothers, Terry Pritt, Buhl, Idaho; Kevin Harris, Buhl, Idaho; sisters, Brenda Childers, LaPine, Ore.; Mary Daniel, Buhl, Idaho; Goldie Harris, Buhl, Idaho; Rita Harris, Buhl, Idaho; brother-in-law, Danny Childers; aunt, Larstene Donaldson, Nampa, Idaho; numerous, nieces, nephews and cousins in Buhl and Nampa, Idaho. Brian was preceded in death by three cousins, Shelva Hicks, Rhonda Pena and Shantall Driskill.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, at Farmer Funeral Chapel 130 North Avenue N in Buhl, Idaho. Local arrangements were entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price.

Brian's family would like to extend their thanks to the community of Price, who have helped with support and understanding. Sincere thoughts and prayers will always be with the families of the lost miners, Brian's friends and coworkers.


Dwane'Pinky' Nelson

WELLINGTON - Dwane "Pinky" Nelson, age 83, passed away April 18, 2008 at his home in Wellington.

Pinky was born Dec. 1, 1924 in Emery to Clarence and Elisabeth Jorgensen Nelson. He married Lola J. Erickson on March 27, 1948. Their marriage was solemnized on Oct. 31, 1987 in the Manti LDS Temple.

Pinky served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy.

He worked as an electrician for many years for Plateau Mining before retiring.

Pinky and Lola spent their winters in the South for 10 years after his retirement.

Pinky was an active member of the LDS Church and served in many capacities, including high priesthood group leader.

He was an avid camper who loved to fish and hunt. He also loved to read, especially about history. Pinky found the secret to golf. He just wished he had discovered it when he was younger.

But the thing Pinky loved most of all was being with his family and friends.

Pinky is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lola; two children, Chris (Laurie) Nelson of Price and Julie (Doug) Ehler of Elmo; two sisters, Renae Hill and Beth Barnier; five grandchildren, Greg (Amanda) Nelson, Ryan Nelson, Jared Buck Ehler, Will (Amber) Ehler and Cara (Bud) Jenkins; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Twila Barnes.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 23, at 11 a.m. at the Wellington 1st/4th LDS Ward Chapel, 50 North 100 East. A viewing will be Tuesday, April 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price, 680 East 100 South, and Wednesday one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment will be in the Wellington City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the LDS Missionary fund or the U of U Dialysis Center, 230 N. Hospital Drive, Price, UT 84501.

The family wishes to thank Dwane's dialysis family whose loving care and friendship gave us five bonus years with him.


Harold Edgar Sitterud

ORANGEVILLE - Harold Edgar Sitterud, age 85, returned to his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, April 16, 2008, in Provo.

Harold was born on Nov. 4, 1922 in Kenilworth to John Edgar and Nora Hawks Sitterud. He married Roxie Majors on Jan. 5, 1944. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple on June 12, 1945.

Harold joined the United States Army in 1943 and served his country during World War II.

Harold was an active member of the LDS Church and served in many capacities, including ward clerk and gospel doctrine teacher. He served as a temple worker with his wife, Roxie, in the Ogden LDS Temple for many years.

He worked as a miner for many years in Emery County. He also worked for the department of defense for over 35 years as a computer operator.

Harold enjoyed hunting, fishing and being in the outdoors in his younger years and those who knew him could attest to the fact that he always had a sweet tooth.

He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who loved his family.

Harold always had a smile on his face and loved to share his fun loving personality with everyone.

Harold is survived by his wife, Roxie of Orangeville; children, Michael (Anne) Sitterud of Orangeville, Harold B. Sitterud of Ogden and Phil (Bonie) Sitterud of Hooper; two sisters: LaRee Brown and Marilyn (Lavoy) Hardee, both of Orangeville; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Norma Wilde.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, April 22, at 2 p.m. at the Orangeville City Cemetery, with military honors provided by the American Legion of Orangeville. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary.

The family would like to express a special thanks to the Miner family for all for the loving care that has been given.


Robert Eckright

EAST CARBON - Our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Robert Bevere Eckright, age 98, passed away April 17, 2008 in Price.

He was born Feb. 8, 1910 in Republic, Wash., to Clarence Bullis and Nellie Catherine Hooker. Married Florence Jones August 21, 1955 in Chehalis, Wash.

Robert Eckright was baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Granger, Wash., when he was 17. He spent much time during his life sharing the Bible with others.

He helped to build the Coolee Dam, worked as a machinist in the Bremerton Navy Yard, drove tractors, combines, and was a truck driver. He worked for the Sun Advocate, UDOT plowing snow and as sign man for a road construction crew.

Survived by his wife, Florence Eckright, Sunnyside; one son and six daughters, Eberle (Cheryl) Eckright, Snowflake, Ariz.; Karen (Kevin) Pires, Ooltewah, Tenn.; Teresa Ernst, Douglasville, Ga.; Joyce (Joel) Meyer, Seale, Ala.; Nadyne Wallace, Pendelton, Ore.; Mildred White, Moses Lake, Wash.; Florence Lutcavich, Ibera, Mo.; and sister, Emma Jordan, Yakima, Wash. Preceded in death by his parents; an infant son named Milton Eckright; brothers, Leonard Bullis and Oliver Steward.

Funeral service was Monday, April 21, at Mitchell Funeral Home. Interment, Wellington City Cemetery.


George Starzel'Uncle George'

EAST CARBON - George "Uncle George" Starzel, age 87, passed away April 17, 2008 in Price.

He was born Jan. 18, 1921 in Rouse, Colo., to Ludwik and Pauline Banck Starzel.

Longtime resident of East Carbon.

Served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

George loved to fish, hunt, dance, sing and play the harmonica.

He was a loving and happy person who loved family getogethers and will be dearly missed by all.

Survived by sister, Mary Vincent, Duncan, Ariz.; nieces and nephews, Betty Jo Franco and her son, Frank; Louie (Michelle) Starzel and son, Louie Jr.; Doris Van Gerven and her son, Chad; Annette (Jacques) Van Liere, all of East Carbon; many other loving great-nieces and nephews and dear friends.. Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Walter, Johnny and Joe Starzel; special sister-in-law, Joyce Starzel.

Funeral Mass Wednesday, April 23, 10 a.m., Good Shepherd Catholic Church, East Carbon. Vigil service Tuesday evening, 7 p.m., at the church. Family will be at the church Tuesday and Wednesday one hour prior to services. Committal service Price City Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home.


Morgan E. Pitts

PRICE/CHILTON, Wis. - Morgan E. Pitts passed away peacefully April 16, 2008 with his loving companion, June Frost, at his side at his home in Chilton, Wis.

He was born July 22, 1920 to Thomas V. and Ruth Edwards Pitts in Myton. He married Hope Williams and raised three children, Michael, Gary and Debbie.

Morgan regaled with colorful memories of being on the first Carbon High football team to win all-state.

He was a proud veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Navy.

Later, he founded Pitts Plumbing & Mechanical Company in California.

He was a free spirit who loved his family, good food and the 49ers.

He is survived by his children, Michael and Debbie; brother, Robert (Maxine) Pitts, Carbonville; sister, Patricia (Joe) Lubbe, Las Vegas, Nev.; and his special love, June Frost. Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Hope; son, Gary; beloved grandson, Jeremy; and siblings, Bernice Nurisso, Howard Pitts and Kenneth Pitts.

At Morgan's request, no services will be conducted.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the charity of your choice.


Helen June Phelps

Huntington - Helen June Phelps, 88, died April 14, 2008 in Huntington.

She was born June 6, 1919 to Victor LeRoy and Marie Hansen Ungerman.

June was raised in Huntington, where she attended and graduated from North Emery High School.

Upon graduation, she moved to Salt Lake City, where she spent much of her life. She also lived a number of years in California.

She was married twice and had one daughter.

Upon the death of her sister-in-law, she retired to take care of her brother, Reid, until his death. She then moved back to Huntington to take care of her sister, Beulah McElprang, until her death.

Some of her hobbies and interests were reading, writing stories, poems, and she loved crossword puzzles.

She was a very brilliant lady and still had a wonderful memory until the time of her death.

For the last seven years, June lived by herself with the help of her niece, Carol.

June is survived by her daughter, Mickey (Greg) Van Orman of California, four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were Friday, April 18, at the Huntington LDS 1st LDS Ward Chapel under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.


DonaldWillard Stream

HUNTINGTON - Donald Willard Stream, age 81, passed away April 16, 2008 at the Emery County Care and Rehabilitation Center in Ferron.

He was born July 17, 1926 in Portland, Ore., to George Cooke Champlin and Irma Louise Adams. He was later raised by his mother and stepfather, Stewart Wayne Stream, in the Bellevue and Seattle areas of Washington.

Don enlisted in the U.S. Navy V-12 program after high school at the age of 16 and was a commissioned officer at the age of 19 with the rank of ensign.

Prior to completing the V-12 program and receiving his commission, WWII ended and he served a number of years in the reserves as a lieutenant JG.

While in the V-12 program, he completed his bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering at the University of Washington. He was later employed by companies such as Boeing and McDonnell Douglas among others. Some of the projects he worked on were the B-52 bomber and several Apollo space missions.

He is survived by a brother, Robert Stream (Mary) of Fort Meyers, Fla.; children, Steve (Carol Ann) Stream of Huntington; Gaile (Gavin) Gifford of Toledo, Wash.; Donna (Tom) Driggers of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; Suzy Stream of Las Vegas, Nev.; Chuck Stream of Hollywood, Calif.; stepchildren, Gary Manchester of Panama City, Fla.; Jerry (Lois) McWilliams of Temecula, Calif.; JoAnn (Tom) Jaeger of Norco, Calif.; 28 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Viewing was scheduled April 19 at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale. Graveside service followed at Huntington Cemetery.


Norman Dale Larsen

PRICE - Norman Dale Larsen graduated from this life on April 20, 2008.

He was born Oct. 7, 1930 in Spring Canyon to Norman and Ethel Fletcher Larsen. He married Peggy Banner Oct. 8, 1953 in the Manti LDS Temple; she later passed away. Norm married Carol Hains Williams June 10, 1978 in the Provo LDS Temple.

Norm, or Dale as he was known to his family, was raised in the coal camps of Carbon County.

He graduated from Spanish Fork High School. He received his bachelor of science and master degrees from Brigham Young University.

Norm served in various callings, including bishop and stake clerk in the LDS Church, and fulfilled a full-time mission with Carol in Norman, Okla. Together, they served for five years as ordinance workers in the Manti LDS Temple.

Norm's passion was education. He shared this passion with the hundred of students who passed through his math and chemistry classes at College of Eastern Utah, where he taught for 43 years.

He showed his appreciation for life through his enjoyment of family, bird hunting, fishing and gardening.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Carol; and children, Jan (Dave) Cox of Price; Scott (Glenda) Williams of Nephi; Ben (Jodi) Williams of Garden City, Kan.; Lynn Hunt of Price; Greg (Kelly) Williams of West Jordan; John (Ruth) Williams of Laramie, Wyo.; Kirk (Michele) Williams of Henderson, Nev.; and Troy (Jan) Miller of Logan; brother, Jim (Peggy) Larsen of Spanish Fork; and sister, Carol Ann (Nick) Castleton of Eureka. His legacy includes 37 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Peggy; and son, Dale.

Funeral services will be Thursday, April 24, at 11 a.m. at the Price 4th LDS Ward Chapel, 545 East 400 North. Viewing will be Wednesday, April 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary, 680 E. 100 South, Price, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the College of Eastern Utah, Norman Dale Larsen Scholarship Fund.

Special thanks to Dr. David Nichols, Dr. Sterling Potter, the nurses, and staff at Castleview Hospital and Parkdale Care Center.


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