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Beth Allred

MT. PLEASANT - Beth Allred passed away at home in Mt. Pleasant surrounded by her daughters on April 24, 2003 from cancer.

She was born June 15, 1920 in Mt. Pleasant to Wollerton Huffaker and Jane Hamilton Brinton. She married Royal N. Allred May 17, 1943 in the Manti LDS Temple. He preceded her in death in December 2002.

Beth graduated from North Sanpete High School, Snow College and Brigham Young University with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. She taught kindergarten and first grade in Utah schools for 35 years and was awarded outstanding teacher of the year in 1958.

She loved children and they loved her for the light she lit within them for learning. She also taught first grade in Saudi Arabia for six years.

She and her husband traveled the world together and she rejoiced over the diversity and beauty she found in abundance everywhere.

She was a faithful member of the LDS Church and served as Primary president, Young Women's president and Relief Society president at various times in her life. She served as an ordinance worker with her husband in the Manti LDS Temple for eight years.

Beth loved people and served them in loving, gracious ways. She cared lovingly for her husband, Royal, at home where he suffered from Alzheimer's disease for the last 15 of the nearly 60 years they spent together.

She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Ann (Ken) Richard-son, Boise, Idaho; Mary Alice (Robert) Bench, Orem; and Kathryn, Orem. Also five grandchildren, Landon R. Bench, Tara Bench, Chandler R. Taylor, Taylor Royal Bench and Troy M. Richardson; brother, Reed Brinton, Salt Lake City; sisters, Margaret Bench, Fairview; and Jane (Ed) Cox, Bountiful.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m., in the Mt. Pleasant 5th LDS Ward Chapel, 49 South State. Friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Magleby-Rasmussen Mortuary, 96 N. 100 West and Saturday, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment, Spring City Cemetery.


Francis Prince

PRICE/TAYLORSVILLE - Francis Prince, 91, passed away early Wednesday, April 30, 2003.

He was born July 19, 1911 in Price, the son of John W. Prince and Edith Ann Pace. He married Laurine Anderson Oct. 14, 1935 in Salt Lake City; marriage later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He and Laurine celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in October 2000.

Francis graduated from Carbon High School and trained as a meat cutter in Helper. He moved his family to Los Angeles, Calif., in 1938 and worked as a meat cutter in Safeway Stores in Hollywood and Catalina Island. He later worked in stores in Boulder City, Nev.; Cedar City, Price and Hiawatha. He went to work for U.S. Fuel until he retired in 1976. After retirement, he and Laurine moved to East Millcreek and later to Taylorsville.

He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many different callings. He and Laurine served for many years as tour guides at Welfare Square and as sealers in the Jordan River LDS Temple.

They were active square dancers, traveling to many places to dance and making many friends.

Francis was known for his beautiful garden, particularly his roses and was never happier than when he was supplying his neighbors with flowers and vegetables.

All his life, he was a very handy man, building and fixing things for friends and family. He was an honest and caring man who loved and served his family, the Lord and the people in his life.

He is survived by daughters, Carol Prince, Taylorsville; Janet Prince Sparks, Price; special friends, Beau and Lizzie; brothers, Ken (Emma) Prince, Sandy; James (Josette) Prince, Suitland, Md.; brothers-in-law, Robert (Ann) Berger, Huntington Beach, Calif.; Belmont (Vivian) Anderson, Holladay; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Jean (Ray) Little, St. George; Myrtle (Howard) Prince, Provo; Beth (Gail) Prince, Salt Lake City; many nieces, nephews and a large extended family. He was preceded in death by wife, Laurine; parents; sisters, Elva, Elaine, Pauline, Vera Ann and Beth; and brothers, John Howard and Donald Gail.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 3, noon, at the Hewwood LDS Ward, 5620 South 2200 West, Taylorsville. A viewing will be Friday, May 2, 6 to 8 p.m., at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S. Redwood Road, Taylorsville, and Saturday at the church, 11 to 11:45 a.m. Interment Saturday, May 3, 5 p.m., Price City Cemetery.


Kellie Taylor

EMERY - Our loving mother, daughter, wife, sister, aunt, grandma and special friend, Kellie Taylor, found her spot back in heaven this beautiful spring morning April 29, 2003. This is the day that signifies the start of celebration for Kellie's life. She is our little angel that was sent to us from heaven and we truly thank our Heavenly Father for the privilege it was to have Kellie in our lives.

Kellie, the daughter of Brent and Lola Gottfredson, was born June 25, 1957 in the Panama Canal Zone in a little old town called Cocosolo. This was located at a U.S. Army base where grandpa was stationed. Three years later, the family was blessed with a set of twins, Teresa Guiling and Lisa Mitchell.

The family moved from base to base for a while until finding their home back in Marysvale. Kellie went on to graduate from Piute High School and then moved to the next phase of her life.

She began this journey with her partner in crime and loving daughter, Leslee LaFrentz. These two looked and acted a lot more like sisters than your ordinary mother-daughter relationship, but you would say it was a unique one at that. They were living in Salt Lake City when Kristopher J. LaFrentz, mom's little buckaroo, entered the world. After sharing precious moments and meeting some really wonderful friends, the family decided to move to Emery County.

Starting out in Orangeville, Kellie took care of her children and rode her horses in her spare time. For the most part, Kellie spent the rest of her days in Emery County. Kellie moved to Castle Dale for a few years, she got a job at First Security Bank,and was the "best damn bank teller in town." By this time, her two children were all grown up and starting their lives amongst this crazy world.

In 1999, Kellie had moved to Parowan for a short while, continuing to work for First Security, but then she met the one true man that made her happy and, in a sense, had found peace and a true sense of meaning in her life besides her children. His name is David J. Taylor, a man who has been right by her side since the day they were married until the day that she had gone to the other side.

Kellie moved back to the town of Emery to start her new life. Mom and David had found a cozy little house atop of the town, looking down on the beautiful landscape of the San Rafael Desert. David Taylor is a proud father of four special children, Keith Taylor, Russell Taylor, Jessica Barrett and Chantel Taylor. Kellie and David always said, "Now we have six children." With her David J. by her side there was nothing these two couldn't accomplish.

Kellie started the first organic beef ranch in Utah. She also loved to ride her horses, watch her cows grow fat, have a warm cup of coffee in the morning and watch the sunrise, watch her hummingbirds outside her window, garden and tend her roses.

She loved to have a clean house. She called herself a domestic goddess. She loved the outdoors and going camping staring at the sky, playing with her grandkids, being involved in everything her kids did.

She loved to laugh. You could never forget her laugh. A friend once wrote to her: "Words cannot express the respect and admiration I have for you, Kellie. You are truly a woman of timeless strength, dignity and class. Your qualities will remain forever in my mind of what a strong mother and wife should be. I just wanted to thank you for the time you have blessed this earth and the example you have set for us as a woman, caring mother and loving wife."

Kellie was a very classy woman. She always dressed so nicely and elegantly. But yet, she could go out on a five-day camping trip and come back in style.

She treated people the way she wanted to be treated and, by doing this, she attracted really good friends. A special thanks goes out to all her friends for the love and support that my mom received during this tough time. She was never alone.

She will be greatly missed in our lives, but she has gone to a better place and you've got to believe that.

May peace be with you mommy. Love, your son forever, Kristopher James LaFrentz.

Memorial Mass Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church, 210 N. Carbon Avenue, Price. Vigil service Friday evening, 7 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 E. Main Street, Price. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Friday and Saturday one hour prior to services. Committal service, 2 p.m., Emery City Cemetery.

Kellie requested that, instead of sending flowers, please send donations in her name to University of Utah for cancer research, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Attn: Heidi, 2000 Circle of Hope, Salt Lake City, UT 84112.


Ruby Howell

SUNNYSIDE - Ruby Beatrice Howell, passed away April 27, 2003 in Price.

Born May 29, 1919 in Nauvoo, Ala., to Charles and Eva Murray McDougal. She married Edwin O'Neal Howell Jan. 1, 1937 in Nauvoo, Ala. Neal passed away Feb. 24, 1974.

Ruby and Neal left their home in Alabama in 1952 so that Neal could find work in the coal mines in Sunnyside.

Ruby had five children, Ann-ette Howell, Ralph Howell, Ronald (Mary) Howell, Jerry (Genelle) Howell and Randy (Kristen) Howell; 11 grandchildren, Guy Lin, Patty Dodson, Bobby Dodson, Ricky Dodson, Richie Howell, Jeff Howell, Shawn Howell, Chase Howell, Laci Bingham, Levi Howell and Courtney Howell; and four great-grandchildren, Heather Howell, Kylee Howell, Austin Howell, Kailee Bingham and Braxton Bingham. Preceded in death by daughter, Annette Howell; sons, Ralph Howell and Ronald Howell; daughter-in-law, Janet Brady Howell; grandson, Rocky Howell; and granddaughter, Tawya Dodson.

Memorial graveside service Thursday, May 1, 1 p.m., Price City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Castle Country Care Center Patient Trust Account in Ruby's memory, 1340 E. 300 North, Price, UT 84501, for the purchase of improvements to benefit others in the center.

The family also wishes to thank Castle Country Care Center's staff for the loving care given to Ruby.


Edward 'Kim' Spradlin

HELPER - Edward "Kim" Spradlin died unexpectedly at home in Helper April 24, 2003.

He was born Oct. 14, 1956 to Eddie and Nina Spradlin in East Ely, Nev. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, N.M. He worked as an employment counselor for the department of workforce services in Price and was also on Helper's city council.

Kim was a kind and gentle man who loved his family, music and his dogs.

He is survived by his mother; his children, Lindsay (Matt), Ray, Colby, Chelsea; brother, Marty (Stephenie); nephew, Tyler; aunt, Vicki, and uncle, Udy; cousins, Barry, Loni, Elena, Brady, Stevi, Colton, Justin, Sidney, Skeeter; uncles, Gordon, Paul, Bill and Carl; and other extended family members. Preceded in death by his father; and grandparents.

A rosary was conducted Wednesday, April 30, at St. Anthony's Church in Helper. Graveside service will be Thursday, May 1, 2 p.m., at Redwood Memorial Cemetery, 6500 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan, with a memorial gathering one hour prior to services.


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