HELPER - Susie Arroyo Montez, age 85, passed away Jan. 31, 2002 in Provo.
She was born June 6, 1916 in Penjamo, Mexico, to Timothy and Maria Razo Arroyo. Married Phillip Montez Feb. 17, 1931 in Price. He died Dec. 18, 1976.
Member of the Catholic Church.
Susie enjoyed gardening with her geraniums and cooking for anyone who came to her home.
Survived by three daughters, two sons and their spouses, Delores (Louie) Ornelas, Merced, Calif.; Alfred L. (Vivian) Montez, Helper; Mary Ellen (Terry) Quintana, Salt Lake City; Anita (Dean) Peterson, Springville; Jessie (Nancy) Montez, Caracas, Venezuela; sister, Toni (Augustine) Medina, Helper; 21 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; husband; son, Phillip Jr.; daughter, Caroline Hernandez; two brothers and three sisters.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Lisa for taking excellent care of grandma.
Funeral Mass Thursday, Feb. 7, 10 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church. Vigil service Wednesday evening, 7 p.m., at the church in Helper. Family will be at the church Wednesday and Thursday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.
GREEN RIVER - Twila Hunt Bigelow joined her beloved husband, John Bigelow, on Jan. 30, 2002.
Born Feb. 15, 1920 in Green River to Willis Lafeyette Hunt and Rua Ett Watson. Twila and John were married in the Manti LDS Temple Nov. 22, 1940. She lived in Green River her entire life.
Her life revolved around her greatest joy, her family. She was the mother of five sons and two daughters, grandmother of 26 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She loved her small community and had many great friends and family members as her neighbors.
Twila loved to cook and enjoyed her work in the school lunch program. She served in various callings in the LDS Church and especially loved working with the children.
Twila was valiant as her health declined over the last 10 years. She seldom complained, enduring great pain and physical limitations.
With great respect and love, her family honor her and her life of service.
Survived by daughter, Sharlene Growcock (Brent), Ogden; son, Devon Bigelow, West Valley; son, Devere Bigelow (Gail), Spring, Texas; daughter, Sherry Tanner (Fred), Draper; son, Larry Bigelow (Sandi), West Jordan; son, Kirk Bigelow (Deanna), West Valley; son, Kerry Bigelow (Tonya), Green River; brother, Verno Hunt, Ogden; sisters, Vivian Rowe, Chargrin Falls, Ohio; Ina Spadafora and Phyllis Burr of Green River; and Janet Tucker, West Jordan. Preceded in death by husband, John Bigelow; mother, Rua Ett Hunt; father, Willis Lafeyette Hunt; and brothers, Don, Verald and Loran Hunt
Funeral was Monday, Feb. 4, at the Green River LDS Chapel. Burial was in the Elgin Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.
FERRON - Iris Norma Petty Peterson Fullmer, age 87, passed away Feb. 3, 2002 in Ferron.
She was born June 28, 1914 in Emery to Issac Adelbert Petty and Anena Simonsen. Married Robert E. Lee Peterson, later divorced. Married Eugene S. Fullmer in October 1958 at Elko, Nev. He died Aug. 28, 1971.
Member of the LDS Church. Member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 42 for 25 years.
Iris loved working in her yard and caring for the Ferron City Cemetery.
She was a former employee of the Emery County Nursing Home and will be dearly missed by her family and a community of longtime friends.
Survived by her daughters, Deanna Diener, Minocaqua, Wis.; Pat (David) Behling, Ferron; son, Gary L. (Kathy) Peterson, Carson, Calif.; sisters, Lily Mae Montroy, Victorville, Calif.; Yudella P. Miles, Escondido, Calif.; special friend, Richard E. Behling, Ferron; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother and five sisters.
Funeral service Monday, Feb. 11, noon, Ferron LDS Stake Center. Family will be at the stake center Monday two hours prior to service. Interment, Ferron City Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral of Price.
PROVO - Duane Anderson Frandsen, 87, passed away Jan. 31, 2002 at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo of complications due to a fall.
He was born March 13, 1914 in Ephraim, the oldest child of Burgess Lyman and Elizabeth Anderson Frandsen. Duane married Velma Black in the Logan LDS Temple on Aug. 8, 1941. They were the parents of four children.
Duane was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was faithfully devoted to his family, church and community.
He will be missed deeply by his family and friends.
Duane earned his law degree and practiced law in Price, was district attorney of five counties in central Utah and former Utah State Bar president.
Served on development committees for BYU and UVSC. Served on board of trustees of the College of Eastern Utah. Had been actively involved and received many awards of recognition connected with the community and Utah National Parks Scouting Council. He was vice president of the Utah National Parks Council of the Boy Scouts of America and a member of the Price Lions Club.
Duane was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as bishop, high counselor, stake president, patriarch in Price, Price Utah LDS Stake and patriarch in the Edgemont North LDS Stake. Served a mission with his wife to the Mesa LDS Temple Visitors Center.
He loved being with his horses and at the cabin near Scofield.
Survived by his wife, Velma; his four children, Wayne (Penny) of Arlington, Texas; Jerry of Moab; Camille (Michael) Jensen and Clyda (Michael) Harrison, both of Price; a daughter-in-law, Pat Frandsen of Price; 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Odell of Alpine; G. Pete of Sandy; LaRue McCann of California; and Beth Hartman of Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Nellie; and a brother, Garth.
Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 4, at the Riverwoods LDS Ward Chapel in Provo under the direction of Berg Mortuary. Graveside services followed at the Price City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the LDS missionary fund or the College of Eastern Utah - Duane A. Frandsen Scholarship Fund.
She was born Jan. 21, 1910 in Ainsworth, Neb., to Howard J. and Effie Mae Beebe Hastings. While growing up, she and her family lived in Nebraska, Montana, Idaho and Utah. On June 30, 1928, she married Frank Brock in Green River and began a 52-year adventure in raising kids, cattle, horses and dogs.
They moved from Green River to Nephi; back to Green River; back to Nephi; then to Moroni; then Mack, Colo.; Myton; Nine Mile Canyon and Talmage, always looking for greener grass to raise cattle.
Mildred devoted her life to serving her family. She was a ranch hand, truck driver, camp cook, nurse, bookkeeper, wife and mother. She performed these tasks under primitive, if not adverse conditions without a thought for her own comfort or needs.
She was a member of Eastern Star, holding many offices in the Price chapter, including worthy matron.
She is survived by six children, Jim Brock, Nampa, Idaho; Judy Walker, Elko, Nev.; Don (Dianne) Brock, Baggs, Wyo.; Bob (Phyllis) Brock, Spanish Fork; Sally (Clint) Shipman, Pocatello, Idaho; Susan Brock, Fayetteville, N.C.; 19 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Lawrence Hastings and Tom (Vera) Hastings; and one sister, Dorothy Ross, all of Green River. She was preceded in death by her husband and one sister, Lois Francisco.
Funeral services were Feb. 1 at the Green River LDS Chapel under the direction of Walker Family Mortuaries of Spanish Fork. Interment was in Elgin Cemetery, Green River.
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