EAST CARBON- Wesley E. Smith, age 73, was called home by his Heavenly Father on Oct. 9, 2002 in Price.
He was born Jan. 15, 1929 in Detroit, Mich., to Alvin A. and Hazel I. Wade Smith. Married Anna Margaret Courtney March 31, 1954 in Norfolk, Va.
Member of the Baptist Church.
Graduate Colorado Springs High School in Colorado. Served U. S. Navy during the Korean Conflict, Member of the Telluride BPOE for many years.
Wes spent his working years in mining, Silver Bell Mine in Colorado, uranium mines in New Mexico, Utah and Arizona and retired from the coal mines in Sunnyside. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local 9958 since 1973.
Wes loved fishing, hunting and the time spent at Trout Lake with family, friends and co-workers.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Castle Country Care Center nurses, aides and staff for their loving care of Wes and for their friendships and support to our family. Thanks to Rocky Mountain Hospice for their care of Wes during his short battle with cancer.
Those morning his passing are his wife, Meg Smith, East Carbon; son, David Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughter, Helen (Rick) Nielson, Maybell, Colo.; sisters, Betty (Jack) Booze, Tehachapi, Calif.; Donna (Neal) Campbell, Grand Junction, Colo.; Diana Fahrion, Cortez, Colo.; four grandchildren, Star, Salt Lake City; Courtney, Donielle, Alysia, all of Glendale, Ariz.; many loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; brothers; Darell, Glenn and beloved twin, Lesley.
Memorial service, Saturday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Saturday one hour prior to services.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Rocky Mountain Hospice, 60 E. 100 North, Price, UT 84501.
PRICE/OLGA, Fla. - William Lonnie "Bill" Mitchell passed away Sept. 27, 2002 at the LeHigh Florida Hospital emergency room.
He was born Sept. 25, 1947.
Bill attended Alva Florida schools until joining the U.S. Army in 1964.
After the military, he worked at U.S. Fuel Company at Hiawatha and Fausett Mortuary in Price.
He is survived by wife, Doris Austin Mitchell, Olga, Fla.; parents, Lonnie and Ann Mitchell, Olga, Fla.; daughters, Denice (MarLon) Roberts, LaBelle, Fla.; Jackie (Erik) Richards, Salt Lake City; Billie Ann (Dusty) Christiansen, Price; brothers, John (Barbara) Mitchell, Olga, Fla.; sisters, Cindy (John) Toupin, N.C.; Julie (Matt) Curtis, Rabun Gap, Ga.; eight grandchildren; and in-laws, Reid and Phyllis Austin, Ferron.
According to his wishes and because of his love for the river, he was cremated and a memorial service was conducted Oct. 5 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel in Fort Myers, Fla. Arrangements were under the direction of Akin-Davis Funeral Home of LaBelle, Fla., with the participation of the LDS churches of LeHigh and Fort Myers.
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