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Helen Simmons

LAWRENCE- Helen Elizabeth Holst Simmons, age 80, passed away Nov. 4, 2002 after a long illness with many complications.

She was born June 4, 1922 in Salt Lake City to Louis Rasmus and Constance Buchtrup Holst. Married Alma Harold Simmons on Sept. 27, 1940 in Salt Lake City. Together, they raised their family in a loving home and continued their loving relationship for 62 years.

Helen was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church. She served as a den mother in the Cub Scouts program along with other church functions during the 1950s and witnessed to her faith by the example she set.

Her greatest pleasure in life was her family. She always put her family's needs above her own.

She had a good and giving heart, which she demonstrated through her selflessness.

She will be remembered for her quick and wry wit, which was always so much fun to be around.

She was honest, unpretentious and always to the point.

She loved classical music, history, an old western movie and a good mystery.

Survived by her husband of 62 years, Harold; two children, Shari Carroll, Holladay; Tim (Diane) Simmons, Lawrence; sisters, Ellen Hampton and Ruth (Ren) Howard of Salt Lake City; her grandchildren, Alice Blossom, Texas; Mark (Donna) Carroll, Washington; Sara (Jason) Lamb, Helper; Paul (Brianne) Simmons, Lawrence; Josh Simmons, Price; and 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, two sisters and son-in-law, Bob Carroll.

Funeral Mass will be Friday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. at Ascension St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 522 N. Homestead Boulevard, Price. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will follow in the Lawrence Town Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home of Price.

Jesus Candelaria Demis 'Candy'

COLUMBIA - Jesus Demetrio "Demis" Candelaria, our beloved father, age 77, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, in Taylorsville while surrounded by his family.

Born Dec. 29, 1924 in Rosa, N.M., to Demetrio and Anastacita Velasquez Candelaria. Married Cordelia Marquez May 29, 1950 in Lumberton, N.M. Later that year, they moved to Columbia, where he resided until the time of his death.

Dad was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Honorably discharged form the U.S. Army during World War II and was also awarded the Purple Heart.

He retired from Carbon County Railway after 33 years of service.

He was a gifted guitarist and shared his musical talents with family and friends. He enjoyed baseball and was a Little League coach for 20 years.

He loved spending time with his family and friends.

Survived by his children, Leonard (Edna), Taylorsville; Genie (Ralph) Herrera, Taylorsville; Demis (Carmen), West Jordan; Andy (Eva) Taylorsville; Paul (Maria), East Carbon; Donald (Kristy), Sunnyside; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandsons. He is also survived by one sister and five brothers, Mary Jane (Tranky) Griego, Aztec, N.M.; Joe Max, Bloomfield, N.M.; Carlos, Aztec, N.M.; Rudy (Susie), Durango, Colo.; Donald (Lydia), South Gate, Calif.; Stevan (Diana), Kirkland, N.M.; and brother-in-law, Ray Gutierrez. Preceded in death by his wife, Cordie; his parents; a special sister, Josephine (Lala) Gutierrez; two sisters who passed away at an early age; and sister-in-law, Celia Candelaria.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m., Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Holy Rosary will be recited Friday evening, 7 p.m., at the church in East Carbon. Family will be at the church Friday and Saturday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Price City Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

Our thanks and appreciation to the many doctors and nurses at the Huntsman Cancer Clinic, university medical center, and the IHC Hospice team who care for our beloved father.

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