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John Eaquinta

HELPER/POINT LOMA, Calif. - John Eaquinta, a resident of Point Loma, Calif., passed away April 6, 2003.

He was born April 9, 1949 in Helper to Joe and Elaine Eaquinta.

John worked in the Marine Industry for over 16 years. He and his wife, Korla, traveled all over the West Coast by sailboat. He loved the water.

John was also a longtime resident of Las Vegas, Nev., where he was a champion swimmer/diver and a musician. He graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1967.

John was also a resident of Boulder, Colo., where rumor has it, the fishing was very good!

John is survived by his loving family; wife, Korla; daughter, Logan, 16; sister, Karen Sharkey; niece, Keeper, 18; brother-in-law, Bill Sharkey; mother, Elaine, 86, all of St. George; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He will truly be missed. He was our greatest adventure!

A memorial service is scheduled Friday, April 11, at 3 p.m. at Chapel First Church of the Nazarene, 3901 Lomaland, 92106, at entrance of Point Loma Nazarene University, Calif.

Contributions/donations to scholarship/trust fund for his daughter, Logan, suggested.


Clarence Sidney Lancaster

PRICE - Clarence Sidney Lancaster, beloved husband, father and son, died April 8, 2003 in Price. Sid's death of cancer leaves this world a colder and less friendly place.

Sid was born Dec. 7, 1946 in Ontario, Ore., to Clarence Wayne and Celia Astells Randell Lan-caster. Many people fondly remember Sid as their schoolteacher and principal over a teaching career that spanned 30 years.

He is also remembered as a loving, constant father who cherished his children and grandchildren and delighted in introducing them to nature and his goofy smile. Few who saw his silly smiles will forget how he made them laugh.

Sid's vocation was education, but his avocation was building and he always had a project going. He used more than nails and a hammer, however. He built relationships with co-workers and friends through close attention and careful listening. He built great knowledge through pursuit of such interests as photography, gardening and cooking. And he built a lifetime of memories that will long be cherished by those family and friends who love and miss him.

Sid grew up in Nyssa, Ore., and attended Brigham Young University, where he met his wife, Sue. He received his teaching degree at Eastern Oregon State University and long remembered fondly his first teaching posts at Prineville, Ore., and Bliss, Idaho.

The Lancasters were grateful to return to Utah, where Sid taught fourth and sixth grades at Huntington Elementary.

After receiving a master's degree in administration from BYU, Sid served as principal of Huntington and Castle Dale elementaries. He was promoted to elementary education supervisor for Emery School District, but was delighted, during the last two years, to return as a principal at Cleveland Elementary. Sid's best work was not done behind a desk, but mingling with children, faculty, janitors and lunchroom workers.

Sid's work in the LDS Church was also a vital part of his life. He fulfilled a mission to Taiwan and later served in such capacities as bishop.

He remains a true example of Christ's charity and love. He was indeed select among men.

He leaves behind his wife, Sue Ann Biddinger Lancaster; as well as five children, Laura Lancaster, Eden; Alisa (Donald) Kranen-donk, Kaysville; Darin (Cynthia) Lancaster, Logan; Paul (Shelly) Lancaster, Logan; and Ryan Lancaster, Cleveland. He is also survived by his parents; sister, Jeanne Wood, Nyssa, Ore.; father- and mother-in-law, Lloyd and Jenne Biddinger, Price; six grandchildren and a loving extended family.

Funeral services will be Saturday, April 12, at 11 a.m. at the Cleveland LDS Ward Chapel, with a viewing from 9 to 10:45 a.m. A public visitation will be Friday, April 11, from 6 to 8 p.m at Fausett Mortuary in Price. Burial will follow services at the Price Cliffview Cemetery.


John Skipwith

PRICE/CARLSBAD, N.M. - John D. Skipwith passed peacefully at his home Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003.

He was born April 24, 1926 to William Skipworth and Emma Somers in Price. He married Mary Douros in February 1954 in Enid, Nev.

They moved to Carlsbad, N.M., in 1964, where he went to work for the potash mines until they closed. He then worked for the city of Carlsbad for the municipal golf course until his retirement in 1990.

He was born and raised in Price. He never forgot his roots, visiting Price very year until the death of his wife.

He is at home now with the Lord.

He worked in the coal mines after serving in the U.S. Army and the Navy during World War II. He was an active member of the American Legion and he loved hunting, fishing, gardening, working in his yard and traveling. He also enjoyed swimming. He swam every day.

He enjoyed his friends and neighbors and most of all spending time with his family.

He will be greatly missed by his children.

Preceded in death by his wife, who passed away in 2001; his parents; brother, Lee Smith; sisters, Leah Skipworth and Margie VanNatta. He is survived by children, Betti and her husband, Joe, of Aurora, Colo.; Johnny and his wife, Debbi; Paulette and her husband, Randy; Greg and his wife, Becky, all of Carlsbad N.M.; Gusty and his wife, Shirley, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brothers, Paul Skipwith of Indianapolis, Ind.; Ron Somers of Los Angeles, Calif.; and 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.


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