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Ferral Dunn

PRICE - Ferral A. Dunn, age 74, passed away peacefully Jan. 8, 2003 in Price.

He was born April 26, 1928 in Monroe to Arnold H. and Deona Nielsen Dunn. He married Clara E. White March 5, 1945 in Lyman, later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.

As an active member of the LDS Church, he served in various callings. He worked for 38 years for Mountain Bell.

Being born and raised in Monroe Mountains, he never lost his love for the outdoors where he made many precious memories with his family.

His family was his life.

Ferral is survived by wife, Clara of Carbonville; children, Terral and Debbie, Richfield; DeVon and Louann Dunn, Price; Hayden and Mary Dunn, Hay-den, Colo.; Kevin and Rita Dunn, Price; Quinn and Becky Dunn, Pleasant Grove; Darla and Rod Lee, Price; Tav and Janet Dunn, Fairview; and Tonja and Jeremy Howa , Austin, Texas; 31 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, DeRae Darling, Jetta V. Lampretch and Carol Berthelson. Preceded in death by grandchildren, Christopher, Nicholas and Kayla.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 13, at the Spring Glen LDS Chapel. Interment followed in the Cliffview Cemetery in Price under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

Mac Kutkas

PRICE - Gary "Mac" Matthew Kutkas, age 26, passed away Jan. 8, 2003.

He was born Oct. 23, 1976 in Price to Gary and Joyce Bejare Kutkas. Married Adriana Mar-quez June 11, 1999 in Price.

Mac enjoyed spending time with his family and playing with his children. He enjoyed fishing, watching movies and playing pool and basketball with his friends.

He will be dearly missed by his family and many dear friends.

Survived by wife, Adriana; children, Anthony, Jasmine and Destiny Kutkas; parents, Gary and Joyce Kutkas, all of Price; sister, Kandi Kutkas, Park City; Davee Kutkas, Salt Lake; sister, Amanda Kutkas, Colorado; brother, Dean Kutkas, Kansas; uncle, Herb (LaVon) Kutkas, Price; aunt, Linda Kutkas, Price; mother-in-law, Irma Bencomo; sister-in-law, Monique Marquez; brother-in-law, Carlos Marquez, all of Colorado; cousins, Toni Kutkas, Price; Keven Mills, Price; and Sherry Paletta, Wellington.

Funeral service was Monday, Jan. 13, Mitchell Funeral Home. Interment, Price City Cemetery.

Tony Taylor

PRICE - Tony Lee Taylor, age 22, was tragically taken from his family on Jan. 10, 2003.

Born June 28, 1980 in Price to George R. and Juanita Kouris Taylor.

Tony had a special love for his family and he was truly the happiest when he was in the company of his family. Tony enjoyed the many beauties of the outdoors and he especially loved to go fishing.

Survived by father, George (Jan) Taylor, Sandy; mother, Juanita (Jack) Withers, Price; brother, Nicholas Bruce Taylor, Sandy; sister, Brandy Taylor, Price; grandparents, Mary Taylor, Salt Lake City; Angelo (Helen) Kouris, Price; and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins who will miss him dearly. He was preceded in death by grandfather, George Bruce Taylor.

Funeral service Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Tuesday evening, 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Orangeville Cemetery.

Barney Jensen

HUNTINGTON - Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather, Barney E. Jensen, age 84, passed away Jan. 8, 2003 in Ferron surrounded by family.

He was born May 22, 1918 to Joseph E. and Estella Mariah Wilson Jensen in Lawrence. He married Jane Elizabeth Jensen Aug. 9, 1937 in Cleveland, later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple, and they spent 65 years together. He served in WWII in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific from 1943 to 1946.

Dad loved to hunt, fish and spend time with family and friends shootin' the bull. Dad never met a person he didn't like.

He was a member of the UMWA Local 1769. He worked in the coal industry for 45 years.

He was actively involved in the LDS Church, where he served for many years as a high priest and a home teacher. He volunteered at the senior citizens center in Huntington for 25 years.

In 1999, he along with his wife were presented the Silver Bowl award for distinguished service by Lt. Governor Olene Walker.

He is survived by wife, Jane, of Huntington; children, Bonnie Shurtleff, Orem; James and Karen Jensen, Valinda and Thomas Roush, Huntington; eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Tessie Jensen; and many other family and friends. Preceded in death by four brothers, one sister, son-in-law, and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Huntington 1st/5th LDS Ward building. Burial, Huntington Cemetery.

Annie Kosec 'Onchie'

SPRING GLEN - Annie Skerl Kosec, age 90, passed away Jan. 11, 2003 in Price.

She was born Aug. 5, 1912 in Sunnyside to John and Annie A. Vuksinick Skerl. Married Louis A. Kosec April 9, 1937 in Salt Lake City. He died March 23, 1991.

"Onchie" was a co-owner and longtime employee of Mutual Furniture in Helper. She was a lifelong resident of Carbon County and a graduate of Carbon High School.

Annie was a 75 year member of SNPJ Lodge 689 and the Slovenian National Home in Spring Glen. She was also a member of the Daughters of the Nile Lybia Temple 32.

Survived by sons, Richard L. Kosec, Paul A. Kosec; sister, Martina S. (Floyd) Zemlock; brother, John M. (Gloria) Skerl, all of Spring Glen; sister, Helen S. Bittner, Lopez Island, Wash.; grandson, Adam Kosec, Greeley, Colo.; and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by parents.

Graveside service Saturday, Jan. 18, 1 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery, Helper. Friends are invited to join the family at Mitchell Funeral Home Friday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Anthony Catholic Church, 5 S. Main, Helper, UT 84526.

Art Van Wagenen

CARBONVILLE - Ardath D. Van Wagenen, age 83, passed away Jan. 11, 2003 after a long battle with cancer.

Born Dec. 11, 1919 in Provo to David Roscoe and Bessie Hedenberg Van Wagenen. Married Elsie E. Malaska April 16, 1947 in Provo.

Longtime resident of Carbon County and graduate of Carbon High School. Served in the U.S. Marine Corp during World War II in the South Pacific.

Art spent his working career coal mining and in 1985 retired from Sufco as assistant superintendent.

Art lived for gardening and his yard was his pride and joy. He enjoyed reading, hunting, and fly fishing with his boys.

In his younger days, Art was very talented with oil paintings. He will be dearly missed by his family and many longtime friends.

Survived by wife, Elsie Van Wagenen, Carbonville; sons, Rick (Linda) Van Wagenen, Salt Lake City; Brad (Ione) Van Wag-enen, Salt Lake; daughters, Charlotte Van Wagenen, Salt Lake City; Janie Van Wagenen, Carbonville; Laura (David) Lund-quist, Tulsa, Okla.; grandchildren, Andrew and Christopher Van Wagenen, Erika and Danielle Lundquist; sisters, Maureen Zabriski, Provo; Ruth Robinson, Orem; and special friend, "Jennie" (the big brown dog). Preceded in death by parents; brother, Roscoe Van Wagenen; and sisters, Bliss Chipman, Nadine Griffiths and Avis Sutton.

Graveside service Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1 p.m., Scofield Cemetery. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Wednesday from 11 to 12 noon.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the local chapter of the American Cancer Society.

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