HELPER - Thomas Anton Taskar, age 80, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sept. 20, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born Jan. 9, 1933 in Helper to Anton and Mary Paulin Taskar.
As a devoted husband whose epic love affair with his beloved wife, Jeanne Diane Wright of 56 years. Tom, you definitely left nothing undone!
Tom had a deep love for Carbon County and was proud to be recognized as one of the four horsemen of teammates who galloped through a glorious undefeated season that united a community and brought home the Utah State Football Championship to Carbon High in 1951. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Tom shared a great love for the outdoors. He enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, spending time with family and friends and especially hanging out with "The Gang" at the cabin in Scofield. Tom spent many winters snowmobiling over every inch of terrain in Scofield and because of his excellent riding skills he even had a hill named after him. Tom warmed the hearts of all and his witty observations and unique sense of humor brought great joy to those around him.
If one asked Tom what he did for a living, he would reply "I'm a coal miner". Tom was one of the first group of longwallers in North America and he was proud of it. His knowledge and advancement of longwall mining was an asset to Carbon County.
The family asks, that if you're reading this obituary please call your cell phone provider and ask why doesn't the deadliest highway in the country have adequate cell phone service.
Tom leaves behind his loving wife Jeanne; daughters, Tammy (Christian) Chiaretta, Diane (John) Sisneros, Tracy Lehman; son, Brian Taskar; grandchildren, Justin, Michael, Taylor, Lauren and Max; three-great grandchildren, Macen, Halle, Micheala; sisters, Betty Voll, Elsie Evans; sister- in-law, Virginia Taskar; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John Taskar.
Memorial service, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, 1 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home (233 East Main Street) in Price. Family will receive friends Saturday one hour prior to service at Mitchell's. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Tom online at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.
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