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Rose Vuksinick

SPRING GLEN - Rose M. Guide Vuksinick, age 93, passed away March 28, 2003 in Ferron.

Born Feb. 28, 1910 in South Canon, Colo., to John and Anna Gertrude Zemlock Guide. Married Martin Albert Vuksinick Dec. 10, 1926 in Price. He died April 16, 1972.

Member of the Catholic Church and St. Anthony Altar Society. Member SNPJ Lodge 689 and Stella D'America Italian Lodge 77.

Rose was an excellent cook and she enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. She shared her love of cooking with many in the Carbon County School District, where she retired as a cook.

Rose loved helping others and she volunteered many years at Castleview Hospital as a Pink Lady. She will be dearly missed by her family and a community of dear friends.

She is survived by son, Norman L. (Arlene) Vuksinick, Castle Dale; daughters-in-law, Linda and Faye; seven loving grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Zelpha Vuksinick, Salt Lake. Preceded in death by parents; son, Martin L. Vuksinick; granddaughter, Melanie Hamann; great-grandson, Justin Wells; and brother, Frank Guide.

Funeral Mass Tuesday, April 1, 10 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church in Helper. Family will be at Mitchell's Tuesday one hour prior to services. Committal, Price City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Anthony Catholic Church.


Mary Peterson

Mary Jewkes Peterson, age 90, passed on to a better life March 28, 2003 in Ferron.

She was born Feb. 9, 1913 to Alma Gardner Jr. and Emeline Cox Jewkes in Orangeville. She married Forrest Peterson Dec. 23, 1931 in the Manti LDS Temple.

She was an active member of the LDS Church and held numerous positions, as Relief Society president and as a missionary with her husband to the New Zealand mission, where they learned to love the Mouri people. Together, they also served in the Manti LDS Temple for many years.

She was a master at all she did. Her award winning handiwork was outstanding. She loved gardening and canned everything she could, letting nothing go to waste.

She is survived by her children, Charlane and Kean Luke, Orangeville; Richard and Dixie Peterson, Edward and Erma Peterson, all of Bountiful; Ronald and Kathy Peterson, Vacaville, Calif.; 13 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by brothers, Hue and Carol Jewkes, Sandy; Kay and Dora Dean Jewkes, Green River; Tom and Wilma Jewkes, St. George; and sister-in-law, Verle Jewkes, Sandy. Preceded in death by husband, three grandsons, one great-grandson, three sisters and six brothers.

She dearly loved and will be deeply missed by family and friends.

The family appreciates the love and care given by Emery County Care and Rehab.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 1, 1 p.m., at the Castle Dale LDS Stake Center, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the Castle Dale Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.


Karen Keser

HUNTINGTON - Karen Sue Avery Keser, age 49, passed away March 28, 2003 in Ferron.

She was born Feb. 1, 1954 in Kansas City, Mo., to George and Kathleen Rankin Avery. Married Robert Paul Keser, later divorced. Married Keith Hyatt in Orangeville. He died June 10, 1991.

Karen was a longtime resident of Emery County and a member of the LDS Church.

She was a caring person who was always there to help anyone in need. She enjoyed the outdoors and most of all she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by three sons, Paul (Patricia) Keser, Santa Mar-ia, Calif.; Nathan Keser, Castle Dale; Owen Price, Price; mother, Barbara Avery, Placerville, Calif.; sisters, Dixie and Alanna; six loving grandchildren, Paciance, Darren, Brooke, Shane, Kitiara and Christopher. Preceded in death by father; brothers, Richard and Gordon Avery.

Funeral service Wednesday, April 2, 11 a.m., at the Huntington 3rd LDS Ward Chapel on Main Street. Family will be at the church Wednesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Orangeville City cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.


Berniece Winters

CASTLE DALE - Berniece H. Elder Winters, age 89, passed away March 29, 2003 at her home with her family in Castle Dale.

Born Sept. 22, 1913 in Law-rence, the oldest daughter of Louritz and Christina Hansen. She married Laren Elder, who preceded her in death. She then married Pat Winters, who also preceded her in death.

To everyone, she was lovingly known as "Aunt B." She treasured her family dearly.

Her other loves were going to Cedar Mountain, the riding club, her 500 Card Club, the Jazz and a good cup of coffee. She enjoyed the senior citizens' Tuesday dinner and the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She did beautiful handwork. She served many years as a Mutual leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Survivors are sisters, Merline (LaMar) Bishop, Henrietta (Darold) Hansen; sister-in-law, Arlene Hansen; brother-in-law, Que Winters; numerous nieces and nephews; and dear friend, Margaret Magnuson. She was preceded in death by brother, Mac Hansen; sisters, Oral Miles, LaVora Kofford, Zelda Collins and Shirley Robertson.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 2, 11 a.m., at the Castle Dale LDS Stake Center with a viewing one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Castle Dale Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.


James Murray

ELMO - Our beloved father, grandfather and friend, James Orson Murray, passed away Friday, March 28, 2003, at the age of 90 from causes incident to age.

He was born in Drake, McHenry County, North Dakota Oct. 15, 1912 to Hugh Marshall Murray and Sarah Caroline Peterson. He married Mary Alice McCabe June 28, 1941 in Aztec, N.M. They were later sealed in the Manti LDS Temple April 2, 1954.

He was raised near Lambert, Mont., and lived most of his adult life in Dove Creek, Colo.

James served in the Pacific Theater during World War II as a surgical technician. He worked for 25 years for the U.S. Department of Agriculture as an office manager.

James was an avid genealogist. He enjoyed collecting, cutting and making things from rocks. He also enjoyed small engine repair, fishing, hunting, construction and farming. He was very capable at anything he chose to do. His greatest joy in life was his family and church. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served for many years as a temple ordinance worker in the Manti LDS Temple.

He is survived by children, James Dale (Ruth) Murray, Rio Rancho, N.M.; Mary (Jerel) Lofley, Elmo; daughter-in-law, Sandra (Bill) Bacon, Mountain Home, Idaho; brother-in-law, Jim (Rose) McCabe, Farmington, N.M.; sister-in-law, Marjorie Murray, Savage, Mont.; also 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. James was preceded in death by parents; wife; son, Dick; five brothers and two sisters.

Friends may call for a visitation Tuesday, April 1, from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the Elmo LDS Ward Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., with interment to follow in the Elmo City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary, Price.


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