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Nick Eaquinta

PRICE - Our beloved son, father, brother and friend, Nicholas Basil Eaquinta was tragically taken from us on Feb. 14, 2003.

Born Dec. 12, 1959 in Price to Dominic and Glorya Winiski Eaquinta. He married Denise Powell at Flaming Gorge.

He worked for UP&L for 19 years at the Huntington and Carbon power plants and transferred to St. George in 1987.

Nick had a flair for life, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking, cycling and landscaping. Most of all, he loved his sons and family.

Survived by mother, Glorya Eaquinta of Price; wife, Densie, and two sons, Colin and Cade of St. George; brother, Pete (Lynette) Eaquinta and family of Helper; uncle Bob and aunt Charlotte, Bobby, Cody and Danny Pike, all of Price; nephew, Michael; and niece, Misty. Preceded in death by father; grandparents, Basil and Bella Winiski.

Memorial service Friday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Friday one hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery.

Maza Christensen

PRICE - Our beloved mother and grandmother, Maza Christensen passed away in Price Feb. 14, 2003.

She was born Dec. 30, 1923 in Vermillion to Michael and Laura Peterson Kane. She married Lee C. Christensen April 25, 1952 in Vermillion.

They moved to the Price area 36 years ago, where she has been active in the community as a Pink Lady volunteer at Castleview Hospital and also at the Parkdale Care Center. She was a member of the ladies auxiliary of the American Legion.

She was an avid golfer and succeeded in winning three tournaments. Her greatest love in life were her family and, especially, her grandchildren.

She was also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

She is survived by sons, Jim (Pam) Christensen, West Jordan; and Nyles (Cindy) Christensen, Moorpark, Calif.; grandchildren, Angie (Brett) Campbell; Marcie, Eric, Michael, Bradley and Elise Christensen. Her parents, husband, two brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Price North LDS Stake Center at 449 N. 1st East, 11 a.m. with a viewing at the church an hour prior. Interment will follow in the Price City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary in Price.

Elaine Swaggerty

FERRON/SUMMERVILLE, S.C. - Elaine Rasmussen Swaggerty, 80, died Feb. 12, 2003 at her home in Summerville, S.C.

She was born April 2, 1922 in Ferron, a daughter of Oscar and Evelyn Rasmussen. Elaine married Earl Swaggerty Feb. 24, 1946 and a daughter, Cathy, was born to them. Earl died March 28, 1984.

She attended schools in Carbon County while living in Kenilworth until her senior year, when the family moved back to Ferron and she graduated from South Emery High School in 1940. She attended St. Marks School of Nursing and became a registered nurse, working for a time at Carbon Hospital before joining the Army nurse corp.

She is survived by daughter; grandson, Derek; granddaughter, Jennifer; and son-in-law, Steve; all of Charleston, S.C. Also survived by sister, Helen (Keith) Wright, Clawson; and sister-in-law, Mary Rasmussen, San Diego, Calif. Preceded in death by husband; parents; and brother, Norman.

Margaret Garavaglia

HELPER - Margaret Roselane Rigby Garavaglia, age 84, passed away Feb. 12, 2003 at her home.

Born Dec. 2, 1918 in Fairview to Joseph Clark and Vida Turpin Rigby. Married Vincent Garavaglia Feb. 18, 1948 in Provo. He died July 17, 1996.

Member of the Catholic Church. Graduate of Salt Lake General Nursing School in 1941.

Upon graduation, Margaret moved to Carbon County, where she worked at the Carbon Hospital until 1949. After that time, she returned to work as a special duty nurse for many years. In 1965, she began working for Dr. Demman as an office nurse and she continued working in his office prior to her retirement in 1980.

Margaret was heavily involved in many community service projects. She served on the board of directors of the Western Mining and Railroad Museum in Helper, where she was a contributor and volunteer until the time of her passing.

Survived by two sons, John (Jeannie) Garavaglia, Golden, Colo.; Edward (Cindy) Garavaglia, Albuquerque, N.M.; three grandchildren, Nicholas, Michael and Amanda; sisters, Ann Wells, Salt Lake City; Nell Mattison, Spanish Fork; Zella Foreman, Butte, Mont.; and brother, Jewel Rigby, Spanish Fork. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Virgil, Aaron and Gene; and sister, Fanny.

Funeral Mass was Feb. 17 at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Committal service, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Anthony Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society.

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