PRICE - Peggy Ruth Harper Day Johnson Bishop passed away Oct. 5, 2002 at Castleview Hospital after complications of extended illnesses.
She was born Sept. 5, 1936 in Moorehouse, Mo., to Lynn and Hazel Ferry Harper. Married Jerry O. Day Sr. in 1953. To this union, two children were born, Roxie Ann and Jerry Orson. They later divorced. Peggy married Frederick C. Johnson Jr. in 1959. He preceded her in death in 1984. In 1985, she married Bob D. Bishop and gained six stepchildren.
Peggy (Nammi, Kizzy, Rootie) had as many personalities as she had nicknames. She lightened up the room the moment she entered and was always the "life of the party." She could tell jokes and stories like no other and her flair for dress is infamous.
Peggy never met a stranger and was willing to help whenever anyone asked. Being a free spirit, she had an understanding and acceptance for everyone and had many, many good friends.
Peggy loved her children and grandchildren with all her heart and soul. Her sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews were all very special to her as she is to them.
If Peg loved you, you felt it; if she didn't, you knew it. Peg is at peace now, but she will be greatly missed. She will always live on in our hearts and memories.
Peggy is survived by husband, Bob, Price; children, Roxie (Glen) Arthur, Moab; Jerry (Cindy) O. Day Jr.; stepchildren, Greg L. and Jeff Bishop, both of Price; Nanette Richardson, Payson; Shelly Bishop, Murray; Kelly Brunette, Kearns; Barbara Goete, Sandy; siblings, Lynn Harper, Betty Nielson and Juanita Robinson; 17 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Helen Sadler and Lu Dablemont; granddaughter, Molly; and precious husband, Fred C. Johnson Jr.
Funeral service Wednesday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's one hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery.
HELPER - Rose Verant Bruno, age 88, passed away Oct. 6, 2002 in Price.
She was born May 19, 1914 in Murray to Frank and Anna Yancher Verant. Married Adolph L. Bruno Aug. 5, 1937 in Price.
Member of the Catholic Church. Member SNPJ Lodge 689 for 73 years.
Rose was a longtime resident of Helper, where she and her husband owned and operated Bruno Appliance shop.
She will be dearly missed by her husband, children, nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many dear friends.
Survived by husband, Adolph Bruno, Helper; son, Maurice (Ramona) Bruno, Newbury Park, Calif.; daughter, Joyce (Harold) Cunningham, Price; and sister, Florence Eaquinta, California. Preceded in death by parents and one daughter, Arlene Lois.
Funeral Mass Thursday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Thursday from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Friends are welcome at Mitchell's daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Committal service, Mountain View Cemetery in Helper.
PRICE/SALT LAKE CITY - Jerry Lynn Nielsen, age 55, passed away Oct. 4, 2002 at his home in Salt Lake City.
He was born Jan. 14, 1947 in Price to William J.L. and Hazel Beddoes Nielsen. Jerry attended Carbon High School and enlisted in the Navy in 1964, serving aboard the USS Enterprise.
Survived by brother, William (Marilyn) Nielsen, Scofield; sister, Joan (Gerald) Cool, Palisade, Colo.; sister-in-law, Pat Nielsen, Sunnyside; several nieces and nephews; special friend and employer, George Irwin and family, as well as co-workers. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Dean and Rulon Nielsen; and sister, Alene Kirkwood.
Graveside service Thursday, Oct. 10, 1 p.m., Utah Veterans Memorial Park, 17111 S. Camp Williams Road, Riverton, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.