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Arthur 'Tudo' Herrera

PRICE - Arthur D. "Tudo" Herrera, age 41, passed away May 6, 2003 in Price.

He was born Jan. 6, 1962 in Price to Adolfo "Adolph" L. and Josephine Martinez Herrera.

Member of the Catholic Church. Lifelong resident of Carbon County and graduate of Carbon High School Class of 1980.

He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and all the great outdoors had to offer.

Tudo loved having coffee with his mom every morning and playing with all the kids. He enjoyed wood working and was everyone's handyman.

Tudo had a great sense of humor and he especially loved to tease anyone he could.

Survived by mother, Josephine Herrera; three brothers and four sisters, Ernie Herrera, Lucy (Bill) Barnes, Sam (Penny) Trujillo, Irene (Ernesto) Ramirez, Benny (Christina) Herrera, all of Price; Tiny (Kenny) Doporto, Gina (Rudy) Sanchez, both of Salt Lake City; and many loving nieces, nephews and longtime friends. Preceded in death by father; and brother, Richard Ray Herrera.

Funeral Mass Monday, May 12, 10 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Vigil service Sunday evening, 7 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Committal service, Price City Cemetery.

Shelly Martinez

HELPER - Our loving mother, daughter and dear friend, Shelly Reid Martinez, age 44, passed away May 10, 2003 at her home.

She was born April 8, 1959 in Brigham City to Bryan and Marilyn Issacson Reid. Married Martin L. Martinez Dec. 15, 1976 in Las Vegas, Nev.; later divorced.

Shelly had a great love for family and four grandchildren.

Survived by two daughters, NyCole (Brad) Shaw, Price; Mandy Martinez and Jared Gallegos, Price; father, Bryan (Kathy) Reid, Jerome, Idaho; stepdaughter, TyAnn (Ken) Keller, Magna; grandchildren, Christopher; MiRanda and Inez; four brothers and two sisters. Preceded in death by mother; and brother, John K. Reid.

Funeral service Wednesday, May 14, 2 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Wednesday one hour prior to services.

Bill Zele

PRICE - William (Bill) Zele, age 75, passed away May 11, 2003 at his home.

He was born Sept. 2, 1927 in Mohrland, to Frank and Rose Nolan Zele. Married Beverly Jones, later divorced.

Member of the Catholic Church. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Bill was a retired member of the United Mine Workers of America District 22.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, gardening, and playing cards with his family. Bill will be dearly missed by his loving family and a community of friends.

Survived by two daughters and two sons, Deb (Frenchie) Boutchyard, Draper; Pamela (Max) Moody, Salt Lake City; Bart (Cori) Zele, Naturita, Colo.; Brett (Barbara) Zele, Durango, Colo; sister, Rose (Dallas) Crandall, Helper; 10 loving grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; daughter, Lacie Dawn Zele; one sister and four brothers.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Angel Rose Zele for her kind and loving care shared to grandpa during his illness.

Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 14, 11 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Wednesday one hour prior to mass. Committal service, Cliffview Cemetery, Price.

Jeral Adair

WELLINGTON - Jeral D. Adair, age 65, died at home Friday, May 9, 2003 surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born Sept. 15, 1937 to Arnie C. and Mary Taylor Adair in Garfield County, Colo. Jeral met the love of his life, Vivian Colleen Bentley Adair, and they were married June 17, 1957.

Jeral served in the U.S. Army's 11th Airborne Division as a paratrooper in the 1955-1958 Korean conflict. He also worked as a diesel mechanic at Tower Resources coal mine (later Andalex). His hobbies were to work and provide for his family. He was a jack of all trades and was able to fix everything. He said, "But I can't fix this."

Jeral raised quarter horses, enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in the yard and he especially loved playing with his grandchildren.

He was part of the Wellington Mountaineers and Blazing Saddle riding clubs. He was owner/operator of a heavy equipment business for five years in California.

Jeral is survived by wife, Vivian Colleen Adair, Wellington; children, Jeral David and Kathy Adair, Wellington; Christie Dawn and Jim Giles, Nephi; Darla Jean Miller, Wellington; Emmett Clar-ence Adair, Wellington; Jeri Lynn and Raymond Olsen, Wellington; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandson; three sisters, Marguerete "Molly" Edwards, Apache Junction, Ariz.; Shirley and Ken Miller, Price; Carol and Leon Rich, Wellington; three brothers, Jim and Charlene "Windy" Winn, Apache Junction., Ariz.; Arnold and Jackie Adair, Wellington; Howard and Ruth Adair, Rolla, Mo.; and his very special dog, Teddy, who is now lonesome for his best friend.

May I go now?

Don't you think the time is right?

May I say goodbye to pain-filled days and endless lonely nights?

I've lived my life and done my best, an example tried to be, so can I take that step beyond and set my spirit free?

I didn't want to go at first. I fought with all my might!

But something seems to draw me now to a warm and loving light.

I want to go! I really do!

It's difficult to stay.

But I will try as best I can to live just one more day ... to give you time to care for me and share your love and fears.

I know you're sad and are afraid because I see your tears.

I'll not be far, I promise that, and hope you'll always know that my spirit will be close to you wherever you may go.

Thank you so for loving me.

You know I loved you, too.

That's why it's hard to say goodbye and end this life with you.

So hold me now, just one more time, and let me hear you say, because you care so much for me, you'll let me go today.

Graveside service will be Wednesday, May 14, at the Wellington City Cemetery at 11 a.m. A viewing will be one hour prior to service at Fausett Mortuary in Price.

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