PRICE - Terry Dale McKinnon passed away peacefully May 19, 2008 while surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Norwood, Colo., on July 5, 1953 to Veldon and Shirley McKinnon
He moved to Moab with his family in 1963, where he attended school and graduated from Grand County High in 1971.
Terry enjoyed life to the fullest and made many lifelong friends in the Moab area.
He was married to Ruthann Wilkinson in 1976 and started his family in 1977.
Terry moved to Price in 1982, where he made a home for his wife and two children, Jeremy and Kelli. They later divorced and Terry remained in Price. He married Kris Pierce in 1991 and his second son, Jace, was born to this union.
Terry loved his family and his work. His children and grandchildren were his life.
He touched many lives as a baseball coach for his son's teams in the Price area.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and being in the outdoors.
He had a great sense of humor, a wonderful smile and a special twinkle in his eye.
He will be missed by many
We love you, Dad.
Survived by his children, Jeremy (Jamie) McKinnon; Kelli (Brock) Marchello; Jace McKinnon; mother, Shirley (Keith) Brewer; brother, Gary (Julie) McKinnon of Moab; sister, Linda Morgan, Lodi, Calif.; five grandchildren, Hagen, Blake, Kyler Marchello; Nolan Mercurio; and Malorie McKinnon, Price. Preceded in death by his father, Veldon McKinnon; brother, Larry McKinnon; nephews, Cory McKinnon and Justin Holland.
Funeral service Thursday, May 22, 10 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's one hour prior to service. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. at the Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Moab.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Terry to Rocky Mountain Care Hospice, 60 E.100 North, Price, UT 84501.
PRICE- Kerry Nick Fister, age 91, passed away May 20, 2008 at home while surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on June 29, 1916 in Spring Glen to John and Maria Teresa Cortese Nick. Married Phillip J. Fister on May 13, 1939 in Price; he passed away on Dec. 1, 1995.
Kerry grew up in Price, she attended Notre Dame School and graduated from Carbon High School.
She was a staunch member of Notre Dame Catholic Church, where she sang along with her sisters, Paulmina and Josie, and her niece, Sr. Jean Juliano, in the choir for many years. They sang for numerous weddings and funerals in churches of all faiths and, in 1994, were honored with the governor's award in arts for their years of dedication.
Mom loved her music and taught herself to play the guitar when she was a teenager. She and her friend, Helen D'Ambrosio, sang as Tex and Ted, the singing cowgirls. They were the first live act on Price's first radio station.
She also taught guitar lessons for several years.
Kerry was an excellent cook and baker. She was known all over Carbon and Emery counties for her famous cinnamon rolls.
Kerry is survived by one daughter and two sons, Rose Marie (Roy) Hofer, John (Deborah) Fister, Nick (Alma) Fister, all of Price; four grandchildren, Johnna (Tom) Boyack, Spring Glen; Paul (Tracy) Hofer, Price; Johnny Fister, Lafayette, Calif.; Billy Cipponeri, Price; four great-grandchildren, Ashley and Rachel Boyack, Andrea and Danielle Hofer; one sister and two brothers, Paulmina New, Price; Louis (Elaine) Nick, Price; Martin (Charlotte) Nick, San Jose, Calif.; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Mary Juliano, Josephine Copfer and Angelina Bonvicin; and brothers, Frank, Alvin and Serfino Nick.
Funeral Mass Friday, May 23, 10 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Vigil service Thursday evening, 7 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Thursday and Friday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Price City Cemetery.
The family would like to express their deep appreciation to Rocky Mountain Hospice for their loving and tender care.
Charles Loomis Jr.
ARIZONA CITY, Ariz. - Charles "Chuck" Loomis Jr., 71 of Arizona City, 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 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.
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