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Brighton Byrge

LAFAYETTE, Colo. - Brighton Kay Creviston Byrge passed away May 7, 2008.

He was born Sept. 8, 1994.

Brighton was greatly loved and deeply cherished by all of his family.

He had many friends and interests.

He loved playing basketball and football with his family and friends. He also loved family holidays.

His close-knit family spent many happy times together and made priceless memories. Their time together was happy times.

He always loved his grandma's breakfast and projects with Grandpa Dave.

He worked hard even when he was small.

He had a special place in his mom's heart and everyone who knew him.

Because he was loved so much, he fought very hard to stay with us.

He is survived by parents, Luke and Marnie Byrge; sisters, Brandie, Brooklyn; special brother-in-law, Chris Veitch of Lafayette, Colo.; brothers, Jeff and John Byrge of East Carbon; his biological father, Jeff Creviston; siblings, Ashley, Adam, Britanica, Steven, Dallas, Alexis and Mia of Provo; aunt, Natalie (Mike Williams) of Provo; aunt, Lori Engle of East Carbon; uncle, Jason, (Rebbecca) Scott of Gilbert, Ariz.; aunt, Jen and uncle, Brad Creviston of Provo; grandparents, Dave Johnson, Connie Seybold, Elnora Clark, John Polito of East Carbon; Walter Scott of Spanish Fork; plus many cousins and friends.

Thanks for every prayer; we really felt them.

Services will be Saturday, May 24, at 11 a.m. at the Pleasant Grove 3rd LDS Ward Chapel, 520 North 400 East.


John David Curtis

KOOSKIA, Idaho - John David Curtis, 67, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2008, in Kooskia, Idaho.

Born Aug. 9, 1940 to Harmon W. Curtis and Lalue Virginia Jernigan Curtis in Price.

He lived in Wellington until he joined the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his siblings, Arvie L. (Evett) Lewis, Charles S. Lewis, Alice C. Minnick and Dorothy C. Rudd. Preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services were Monday, May 19, Wellington City Cemetery, under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.


Mike Milovich

HELPER - Mike Milovich, born to Isaac "Iso" and Milica "Millie" Mileusnich (Milovich) on Dec. 11, 1919 in Winton, Wyo., passed away peacefully on May 14, 2008.

He was married to Teresa Rolando on Sept. 14, 1947 in Helper.

Mike attended schools in Wyoming, Bingham Canyon, Carbon County and graduated from Henager Business College.

He served honorably as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Air force.

He worked many years in the coal mines before becoming a radio dispatcher and then a radio communications technician for the Utah Highway Patrol.

He was a lifetime member of Price Elks Lodge 1550, Carbon Masonic Lodge 16 F&AM, York Rite Bodies of Price and Slovenian Home.

Mike is survived by his wife, Teresa; son, Michael (Lianne) Milovich; daughter, Kathy (David) Anderson; grandchildren, Anita (Scott) Bruno, Monica Milovich, Darla Milovich, Christina (Paul) Colosimo, Scott (Crystal) Anderson; great granddaughters, Gianna Bruno and Danielle Colosimo; brothers, Ted (Charlene) Milovich and Lux (Laurie) Milovich; as well as many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Nick, John, George, Steve, Pete and Sam; sisters; Mary, Helen, Sophie, Angie and Jelisavka.

Graveside services were Saturday, May 17, at Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Shriners Hospital for Children in memory of Mike may be sent to: The Shriners Hospital for Children, Fairfax Road at Virginia Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84103


Allan Patterson

CASTLE DALE - With his wife and family by his side, Allan David Patterson, 79, passed away on May 17, 2008 at the home of his son in Enterprise, Ala., after having suffered a stroke.

Allan was born Oct 2, 1928 in Leland to David Archibald Patterson and Nellie Elizabeth Stone. He grew up on a small farm in Salem. The first time he saw Lois Barnett, "that gorgeous redhead," he fell in love. She was engaged to someone else, but he didn't let that stop him. He married Lois six weeks later, April 12, 1954, in the Manti LDS Temple. They celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary last month. Their mutual devotion to the gospel of Jesus Christ, to the LDS Church, family and friends has been a great influence for good in countless lives.

Allan graduated from Spanish Fork High School in 1946; he then served two years in the Central States LDS mission. He received his bachelor's from Brigham Young University and master's from Long Beach State in elementary education. He served in many church callings over the years, but his favorite was probably ward clerk, where he could meticulously check and recheck every number.

Allan worked as a teacher and administrator of elementary education at schools in California, Samoa and Utah. He never much cared for administration, but as a teacher, he regularly doubled students' expected reading growth. He also taught in the education department at Southern Utah University and published several textbooks.

He worked for many years in mining and construction and kept a garden and orchard large enough to help feed eight children as well as many neighbors. He could build anything and enthusiastically taught his children countless skills and the value of hard physical labor. It has been rumored (truthfully) that he was so cheap that, after the yard got toilet papered, he made his children gather and reuse the tissue. One Christmas, he announced that he would demonstrate the new pogo stick - he fell off on the third bounce and broke his leg.

After retirement, Allan immersed himself in his true passion, genealogy. He was very proud of his Scottish heritage. He collected pelicans, the symbol on the Patterson family crest. Together, he and Lois served missions to the genealogical libraries in New York, N.Y., and Salt Lake City.

He didn't have much time for hobbies or similar gobbledygook, but he did love John Wayne, Myth Busters and a good Tom Clancy novel. He frequently called his granddaughters "Twinkle Toes," asked his grandchildren what flavor their thumbs tasted and liked to tease them about the Happy Easter Pig and other nonsensical fairy tales just to get them riled up.

His family includes his wife, Lois Barnett; eight children, Erik Patterson of Tampa, Fla.; Brenda (Jeff) Worthen of Green River, Wyo; Scott (Shawn) Patterson of Spring Creek, Nev.; Brian (Belinda) Patterson of Enterprise, Ala.; Craig (Shaundi) Patterson of South Jordan; Todd (DeAnn) Patterson of Green River, Wyo.; Julia (Curt) Russell of Springville; and Lisa (Nyle) Butterworth of Boise, Idaho; 24 grandchildren, Brev, Shad, Josie, Kennedy, James, Tamara, Stacy, Jacob, Mitch, Brett, Brock, Aleah, Alex, Kaitlyn, Emily, Porter, Kirsti, Leslie, Laura, Seth, Danielle, Nya, Ily and Dax; and four great-grandchildren, Spencer, Maddie, Conner and Alexis, and two babies due this summer. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Keith and Glenn Rice; and sisters Beth (John) Jensen and Iris (Lamar) Phillips.

A viewing will be Thursday, May 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale. Funeral services will be Friday, May 23, at 3 p.m. with a viewing at 2 p.m. at the Castle Dale LDS Stake Center, 33 East Main Street, followed by an open house at the Patterson home from 7 to 8 p.m. Interment will be Saturday, May 24, at 11 a.m. in the Salem Cemetery, 965 South 130 East.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the LDS Church's perpetual education fund.


Andy Douros

PRICE - Andrew Douros, age 80, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2008, in Price with his loving wife and family by his side.

He was born Nov. 27, 1927 in Kenilworth to Gust and Cressy Kastrnakis Douros. Married Reva LaRae Christensen Sept. 15, 1950 in Price.

Andy was well liked for his friendly personality and his devotion to others.

He was a longtime resident of Carbon County, where he worked as a coal miner, salesman and operated a mining cable business

He raised and sold sheep and other animals and shared a vast knowledge of horses.

Andy and his wife owned and operated a caf�, where he was well known till this day for his famous lamb stew.

He loved to hunt, fish and tie beautiful fly fishing flies.

He will always be remembered for the "big brooks" which he caught while night fishing on the Boulder Mountains.

Survived by his loving wife, Reva; one son and three daughters, Andy L. Douros, Danielle (Dea R.) Thayn, Nancy Weber and Abraham Tannous, Elaine (Dale) Henker; brother, Tony (Cathy) Douros; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

Funeral service Monday, May 19, Price Assumption Greek Orthodox Church. Trisagion service Sunday, Mitchell Funeral Home. Interment Cliffview Cemetery, Price.


Owen Boyd Hunt

CASTLE DALE - Owen Boyd Hunt passed away unexpectedly at his home on May 17, 2008 due to a three-year battle with kidney disease.

He was born in Dragerton to Arel and LaRue Hunt on April 15, 1945.

Owen grew up in Green River and enjoyed spending time fishing, hunting and spending time with his grandfather, George Seely. He worked for many summers with his uncle, Boyd, growing watermelons. He graduated from Green River High School in 1963.

After graduating, he attended technical school in Denver, Colo., majoring in drafting. He lived on the Marshall Islands working as a fireman.

He met Vickie Elaine Price in the summer of 1970. They were married in Castle Dale on Oct, 2, 1970.

While married, Owen was employed at many jobs. He worked as a coal miner for 15 years. The job he loved the most was driving a truck. He worked for Barney Trucking for 10 years.

Owen was an avid golfer and loved to play whenever possible. He would teach anyone to golf who was willing to learn. He loved to hunt, fish, shoot guns and woodworking. He also liked to work on cars and race them. When he became ill in 2004, he had to watch golf and the things that he enjoyed on television.

Owen was always quick to help someone in need. If there was ever a friend in need, he was the first to help. He loved to B.S. and was willing to talk with anyone who would listen.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Vickie; two sons, Boyd Hunt and George Hunt, all of Castle Dale; two daughters, Bonnie Hunt of Ogden and Alice (Gary) Wadley of Lawrence; "grandpa's angel" and grandson, Dallas Hunt; mother, LaRue Seely-Hunt of Green River; brothers, Max (Brenda) Hunt, Russell (Arla) Hunt, Lynn (Patty) Hunt and Don Hunt; sister, Fern (James) Garner; and his special friend, Spot. He was preceded in death by his father, Arel; both grandparents; and nephew, Addison Hunt.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 21, at 11 a.m. at the Castle Dale LDS Stake Center. A viewing will be from 9 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the Castle Dale City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Primary Children's Hospital.


Charles 'Chuck' Loomis Jr.

ARIZONA CITY, Ariz. - Charles "Chuck" Loomis Jr., 71, of Arizona City, Ariz., died April 26, 2008.

Mr. Loomis was born Feb. 23, 1937 in Pagosa Springs, Colo.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War and retired from the National Guard after 20 years.

He was a truck driver and worked for Maricopa County, Arizona, before retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; two sons, Steven Loomis of Queen Creek, Ariz.; and Anthony Loomis of Eloy, Ariz.; his mother, Marion Loomis of Farmington, N.M.; sister, Ramona Smith of Pahrump, Nev.; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Loomis Sr.; and sister, Angelina West.

Graveside service was May 2 in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.


Maxine 'Mickey' Tomburello

RENO, Nev. - Maxine "Mickey" Elizabeth Holdaway Tomburello died at her home in Reno, Nev., on Wednesday, May 7, 2008.

She was born in Myton on July 29, 1918 to H.H. and Maria Remington Holdway. She was married to Louis J. Tomburello, who survives her in Price, on Oct. 1, 1939.

Her children are Louis R. (Annette), Michael P., John H. (Bonnie), Susan, Rick and Dino (Debbie). She is also survived by eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Graveside service was May 16 at Mountain View Cemetery in Reno, Nev.


Douglas Tucker

PRICE - Douglas W. Tucker, age 54, passed away May 16, 2008 in Price.

He was born Sept. 28, 1953 in Price to Wallace Orson and Pauline Averett Tucker.

Doug enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, walking around town and enjoying a cold one with his buddies.

He is survived by his mother, Pauline Tucker, Price; brothers, Randy Scott (Heidi) Tucker, Provo; William Kip Tucker, Salt Lake City; sister, Pamela T. Fullmer, Price; best friends, Perry Sandoval and Bert Huff; and many cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, and a sister, Balinda Tucker.

Private family services were under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.


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