CASTLE DALE - Robert Lee Litster, a man of integrity, left this mortal life March 14, 2003 to join other family members in a joyous reunion.
Born to goodly parents, Leonard (Scotty) and Dagmar Olene Jensen Litster Jan 21, 1924. Married Ruth Emma Lamph in the Manti LDS Temple June 28, 1943.
He proudly served his country in WWII. Graduated from North Emery High School where he was active in sports, drama and music. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many capacities throughout his life. He loved music, singing solos, doing duets with his wife or performing with the Huntington Glee Club which he thoroughly enjoyed. He served an LDS mission with his wife in the St. Louis Mission. He worked in the Manti LDS Temple for seven years. He was a hard worker and felt that when you do a job, you do it right. His sense of humor kept those around him entertained and they wondered what was coming next.
He is survived by wife, Ruth, Castle Dale; children, Emma Lee Larsen and Brenda Gay Leonard, both of Price; Norah Olene and William Charles Goff, Mesa, Ariz.; Robert Leon Litster, Tremonton; 16 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. They also raised a nephew, Randy Lamph and seven foster children including Peggy Faye Parker and Troy Linn Tucker. Also survived by sisters, Connie Sherman and Karen Jensen. Preceded in death by one great-grandchild; brother, Ken Litster; sister, Olene Johansen; and son-in-law, Paul Leonard.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 18, 11 a.m., in the Castle Dale LDS Stake Center. Friends may call Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale one hour prior to services at the church. Burial, Cleveland Cemetery.
J. Birchell Stewart
EAST CARBON - J. Birchell Stewart, age 72, passed away March 16, 2003 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born Oct. 19, 1930 in Duchesne to Joshua "Buck" and Corilla "Peggy" Shaffer Stewart. Married Joan Louise Hixon April 29, 1955 in Ely, Nev.
He worked as a cartographer (map maker) and fire fighter for the U.S. Forest Service for 30 years, after which he was in consulting for 10 years. He loved the outdoors and spending time with his family whom he dearly loved. He served as a paratrooper during the Korean War. He began his service in the LDS Church at the age of 18 as a scout master.
He is survived by wife, Joan, East Carbon; children, Jayann and James Goodman, Stansbury Park; Jay and Ann Stewart, Salt Lake City; Jim and Lori Stewart, East Carbon; seven grandchildren and four great-granddaughters; and special niece, Peggy. Also survived by mother, Corilla "Peggy" Bybee and one sister, Marilyn Stone. Preceded in death by father.
Funeral service will be Thursday, March 20, 1 p.m., in the East Carbon LDS Chapel where friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial, Sunnyside Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.
CARBONVILLE - Our beloved daughter and mother, Anna Marie Chavez, age 29, left the warm embrace of her family and friends and joined her divine creator in a heavenly paradise on March 15, 2003.
Born Sept. 24, 1973 in Price to Danny L. Chavez and Esther Martinez. She married Jesus Rodriguez.
Anna's greatest love in life was her two daughters and her family, and the time they spent together. She enjoyed reading, dancing and listening to music. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her.
She is survived by loving daughters, Chantelle and Briann Chavez, both of Carbonville; mother, Esther (Charlie) Sandoval, Price; father, Danny Chavez, Helper; brother, Larry Chavez, Price; sister, Crystal (Michael) Davis, Helper; brother, Bryan (Kristal) Sandoval, Price; sister, Kimberly (Brian) Wood, Price; brother, Paul Cata, Helper; grandparents, Andrea Martinez, Helper; Dolores (Virgil) Sandoval, Price; great-grandmother, Jessie Aguayo, Price; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by sister, Danielle; grandparents, Louis and Arlene Chavez and Josie Luevano.
Funeral Mass Thursday, March 20, 10 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Vigil service Wednesday evening, 7 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Wednesday and Thursday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
WELLINGTON - Loving wife, mother and devoted grandmother, Thelma Hazel Green Cude, age 70, passed away March 16, 2003 at her home.
Born Sept. 29, 1932 in Hamilton County, Fla., to Dewey Garland and Corrie Milton Green. Married her soul mate, Gene Harvey Cude Dec. 6, 1947 in Folkston, Ga. Marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Hazel was an active member of the LDS Church where she served in numerous callings. She was a former longtime resident of Melbourne, Fla. prior to moving to Wellington in 1999. Hazel dedicated her life to her family and she will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by loving husband, Gene H. Cude, Wellington; son, Allen D. (Ann) Cude, Salt Lake City; daughter, Terry L. (Terry) Jewkes, Wellington; daughter, Thelma J. (David) Carter, Panama City, Fla.; son, Dana L. Cude, Palm Bay, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Dane, Jarem, Gaylynn, Jennifer, Roy, Samuel, Justin; and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Herman L. Green; and sister, Zedna Katherine Carroll.
Funeral service Thursday, March 20, 1 p.m., Wellington 4th LDS Ward. Family will be at the church Thursday one hour prior to service. Friends are welcome at Mitchell Funeral Home daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Interment, Wellington City Cemetery.
OREM - Berrell C. Olsen Burdick, 86, of Orem, passed away March 14, 2003.
She was born July 27, 1916 in Clearcreek, to Andrew Frank and Christine Christensen Olsen. She married Alden L. Burdick Feb. 14, 1942.
Burnell is survived by three sons and one daughter, Butch (Michele) Burdick, Dubois, Wyo.; Bruce (Vicki) Burdick, Orem; Ken (Janeen) Burdick, Omaha, Neb.; and Christine Burdick, Santa Cruz, Calif. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; two dear nieces and a nephew, Barbara Oldroyd, Richfield; Margaret Barfus, Lloyd Grange, both of Orem. She was preceded in death by husband, Alden L. Burdick. He died Dec. 10, 2002.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 19, 10 a.m., at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 E. 800 North, Orem. Friends and family may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 pm., Tuesday evening. Burial, Price City Cemetery at 2 p.m.