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Eva Ochoa

HELPER- Our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Genoveva Eva Flores Ochoa, age 95 passed away May 23, 2003 at her home.

She was born June 14, 1907 in Santa Fe, N.M., to Gregorio and Mary Basilia Flores. Married Leandro Ochoa Nov. 20, 1944 in Santa Fe, N.M. He died March 21, 1976.

Member of the Catholic Church. She loved cooking, traveling and going to church.

Eva loved being surrounded by her loving family and will be dearly missed by all.

Survived by son, Orlando (Virginia) Ochoa, Helper; daughter-in-law, Mary Cruz, Albuquerque, N.M.; 10 grandchildren, Bernie (Steve) Tomkies, Houston, Texas; Jessica Ochoa, Helper; Kathy, Connie, Selena Roberts; Tony, Rudy, Johnny and Michael Cruz, all of Albuquerque, N.M.; 16 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Eva Lovato; brother-in-law, David Ochoa, both of Salt Lake City; special niece, Connie Romero, Santa Fe, N.M.; special friend, Ilene Fish, Helper. Preceded in death by parents; husband; son, John Cruz; four brothers and three sisters.

Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 28, 10 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church. Vigil service Tuesday evening, 7 p.m., at the church in Helper. Family will be at St. Anthony's Tuesday and Wednesday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.


Lelia Wallace

PRICE-The heavenly chorus has been enriched with the beautiful alto voice of Lelia Liddell Wallace. Lelia passed quietly from this mortal life on May 22, 2003 surrounded by family members.

She was born on June 30, 1923, in Ophir, the fifth daughter of John Wilton and Memphis Myers Liddell.

At the age of 18 months, the family moved to the mining camp of Columbia, where she grew up. On Feb. 6, 1942, she married Grant Hobbs Wallace in Price.

After this union, she often joked about being "full of Ls". Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.

During her life with Grant, Lelia lived in Ohio, West Virginia, Utah and Wyoming, finally returning to stay in Price.

Lelia had great musical talent and could play the clarinet and piano by ear.

She always sang to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her favorite song was "You Are My Sunshine."

Lelia and Grant had four children; Rita (Robert) Martin of Salt Lake City; Karen (Michael) Krpan of Price; Scott G. Wallace of Green River, Wyo.; and Emily Wallace of Price.

She is survived by her children, seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Also survived by sisters Hana Winn, Price; Betty Johnson, American Fork; and Helen (Larry) Faddis, Bountiful. Preceded in death by her parents; infant brother, Thomas; husband, Grant; sisters, Barbara Oviatt and Loraine Clair; and daughter-in-law Barbara J. Wallace.

Lelia will be remembered for her sweet smile and pleasant ways and will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 28, at 1 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary, Price. A viewing will be Tuesday evening at Fausett Mortuary from 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to service. Burial will be in the Price City Cemetery.

Her family wishes to thank the staff at Turnquist Retreat, Elmo, for their two years of loving care and Rocky Mountain Hospice who helped so much in her last months.


Elizabeth Senechal

SPRING GLEN - Elizabeth Bostich Senechal, age 94, passed away May 22, 2003 in Price.

Elizabeth was the second of eight children of Frank and Anna Krejic Bostich. She was born Nov. 19, 1908 in Frontenac, Kan. Married John Senechal April 3, 1926 in Girard, Kan. They were married for 64 years before he passed away Sept. 16, 1990.

Elizabeth was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and a member of the Western Slovanic Association for over 50 years.

She loved to cook and bake to the delight of everyone.

During World War II she owned and operated Sunny's Cafe in Helper. In early 1960, along with her husband John, they managed the Sunnyside Golf Course and concession stand for a couple summers, including food preparation and pastries. She even tried her hand at playing golf somewhat. She was a past member of the Grassy Trail Riding Club of Sunnyside.

Elizabeth will be dearly missed by her family and many longtime friends.

Survived by daughter, Nadine (Henry) Skriner, Spring Glen; sisters, Ann Gracner, Illinois; Wilma Oliver, Texas; daughter-in-law, Merlene Senechal Anderson, Castle Dale; six grandchildren, John (Lisa) Skriner, Price; Patricia (Dale) Stapley, Helper; Lorene (Neil) Warrick, Indiana; Annie (Kirk) Elliott, Elmo; Ginger (Steve) Allred, Cleveland; Joni (Dan) Gardner, Oregon; 14 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; many loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband; son, John; three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral Mass Tuesday, May 27, 11 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church. Family will be at the church Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., with a rosary to follow at 10:30 a.m. Friends are welcome at Mitchell Funeral Home daily. Committal service, Price City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Anthony Catholic Church or a charity of your choice.


Wilma Simone

PRICE - Wilma Jeanne (Billie) Lamph Simone passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at the age of 76, from complications due to a sudden illness. She was surrounded by her loved ones at the time of her passing.

Born to Edward Arthur Lamph and Margaret Leona Wycherley Lamph July 28, 1926. Married James P. Simone May 1, 1948, having recently celebrated their 55th anniversary.

Billie graduated from Carbon High School in 1944. Her sister, Bobbie waited one year after graduating high school and worked at McGonigal's Drug Store until Billie graduated high school so they could join the Cadet Nurse Corps together. They graduated from Holy Cross Hospital in Salt Lake City in 1947.

Billie was a registered nurse at the Price Hospital, worked as a nurse for several different doctors, was the head nurse at the Carbon County Nursing Home in Price and also at the Emery County Nursing Home in Ferron.

Bill went back to school and graduated from CEU with an associate's degree and from Utah State with a bachelor of art's degree in 1971. She also completed her M. Ed. from BYU in 1979. This was a great sacrifice and a major accomplishment in her life.

She worked for mental health and then later for vocational rehabilitation as a counselor.

Billie was one of the most caring people anyone would ever meet. She spent her life helping others.

She was an active member of the LDS Church and was also a member of the American Nurses Assoc. and the Utah State Nurses Assoc. She had been involved in leadership in the Utah State Nurses Assoc.

Her family and friends always came first. She was always ready and willing to help anyone in need and had an impact on everyone who came in contact with her.

A cancer survivor having gone through three tough rounds of chemotherapy and congestive heart failure three years ago, she had been a volunteer for the Cancer Survivors Group in the Price area.

Her nicknames at different times during her life were "Sweet William" and "Wild Bill" (by her father).

From time to time, Billie would take off her mother hat or friend hat and put on her counselor hat.

Billie loved babies to the degree that her children called her "The Baby Lady" - no baby was safe from her wanting to talk to, coo at or ask permission to hold.

She loved Ireland and all things Irish, having spent a month in Ireland, England and Scotland with her cousin, Francine Berrett, doing genealogy a few years ago.

Billie requested that, in lieu of flowers, people send donations to the American Cancer Society.

Survived by loving husband, Jim; children, Bunny Vansickle, Barbara Sanfelice (David) Clyde, Jim (Cheryleen) Simone; sisters and brother, Jackie Drossos, Patsy (Raymond) Richens, Ted (Georgia) Lamph, and Terri (Jeff) Clawson; grandchildren, Tiffany, Brandi, Sarah, Caitlin, Lindsey, Austin and Bailey; great grandchildren, Ashley, Aurora, and Karissa; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, mother and sisters Barbara Ellen (Bobbie) Lamph Cuburu and Michele Leigh Lamph.

Funeral service Saturday, May 24, Price North LDS Stake Center. Interment Price City Cemetery.

Goodbye Love, Mom, Grand-ma, Monya and Mee-Maw.


Paula Belich

BEAVER DAM, Ariz.- After a short battle with cancer and a very long battle with COPD, Paula Belich passed away at her home on May 23, 2003 in Beaver Dam, Ariz.

She was born in South Bend, Ind., on April 3, 1937.

Paula was a licensed LPN and specialized in pediatrics.

She dearly loved taking care of babies who were critically ill.

She last worked at Castleview Hospital in Price.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Belich, Beaver Dam, Ariz.; sons, Steve Keller, Reno, Nev., Dennis (Violet) Keller, Rock Springs, Wyo., Richard Keller, Price; Joe (Gina) Keller, Price; and daughters, Karen Belich, Beaver Dam, Ariz.; Stacey (Robert) Moon; Rawlins, Wyo; sister, Peggy Smith, Baroda, Mich.; brothers, Ron Hemphill, Buchanan, Mich.; Richard Hemphill, Buchanan, Mich.; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Keller; sisters, Milly Campbell and Gwen Gessinger; brothers, Clayton Hemphill and Jerry Hemphill; and grandson, Louis Keller.

By request, her remains were cremated, with no services. A gathering of family and friends was conducted at her home to celebrate her life and her children dedicated a Mass to her in St. George on Sunday, May 25.

She will be missed and forever loved by those who knew her.

Paula's family would like to thank everyone for their help and support during her illness.


Eli Sena

HELPER- Eliseo "Eli" Sena, age 94 passed away Saturday, May 24, 2003 in Price.

Born Oct. 20, 1908 in Ojo Caliente, N.M., the son of Vincente and Jacovita Jaramillo Sena. He was the loving husband of Lucy Vigil, who passed away on Dec. 20, 2000.

Member of the Catholic Church. Resident of Carbon County since 1942.

Eli worked in various coal mines in Utah and Colorado. Member of the United Mine Workers of America, Spring Canyon Coal Local, where he retired from in 1966.

He was an avid fisherman, hunter and an accomplished blacksmith, barber and, in essence, he was a jack of all trades.

As the family's "Great Indian Chief," he's now in his happy hunting grounds.

Survived by seven children, Caroline (Carl) Allen, Fairfax, Calif.; Helen Guerrero, Denver, Colo.; Abran E. Montoya-Sena, El Paso, Texas; Jackie (Erin) Seely, Salt Lake City; Julie (Ed) Knott, Grand Junction, Colo.; Sister Maria Sena, Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist in Meriden, Conn.; H. John (Margaret) Sena, Pueblo, Colo.; sister, Lucy Garrison, Richmond, Calif.; brother, Tony (Margaret) Sena, Ojo Caliente, N.M.; and numerous other loving family members and friends.

Funeral Mass Thursday, May 29, 10 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church. Vigil service Wednesday evening 7 p.m, at the church in Helper. Family will be at St. Anthony's Wednesday and Thursday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Anthony Catholic Church, Helper.


Lee Roy Springer Sr.

ELKO, Nev. - Lee Roy Springer Sr., 98, passed away May 20, 2003 in Elko, Nev.

He was born Jan. 26, 1905 in Mayfield, Ky., to Henry Irwin and Bertha May Bemment Springer. He married Juanita Duran on Feb.2, 1926; Esther Miller on Oct. 21, 1936; and Leota Anderson on Aug. 28, 1986.

Our dad, grandpa, great-grandpa and friend has "Gone fishin'."

Dad worked hard for the greater part of his life. His greatest joy was his family.

He loved to play cards and go fishin'.

Lee Roy is survived by his daughters, Jayne (Roger) Sowers, Janet (Tom) Worral, Judy (Steve) Morrison, Juanita (Ron-ald) Warrick, Jackie (Greg) Chollet and Carolyn (Leonard) Jones; sons, Lee Roy Jr. (Marie), Eddie (Jo) and David (Kathy); sister, Helen Martin; 27 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great- grandchildren.Preceded in death by his wives Juanita, Esther and Leota; beloved daughter, Scheril Relf; brothers, Bert Springer and Clifford Duns-worth; and sister, Flossie Brown.

Funeral service Friday, May 30, at noon at Valley View Funeral Home Chapel, 4335 W. 4100 South, Elko, Nev. Friends may visit the family at a viewing Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service. Interment, Valley View Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Kidney Foundation of Utah, 3707 N. Canyon Road, Provo, UT 84604.


Cordelia Alaniz

PRICE- Cordelia DeeDee Alaniz, our precious baby girl, was stillborn May 19, 2003.

She was our hopes and dreams and a love we couldn't wait for.

She is survived by her mom and dad, Mario and Brittany Laude Alaniz; brother, David Alaniz; sister, Alisha Alaniz; grandparents, Sue and Dale Mitchley of Salt Lake; Steven Laude Sr. of Price; and Frances Alaniz of Maywood, Calif.; great-grandparents, Edwin and Ruth Laude of Price; and Bob and Mary Dunn of Salt Lake. Also survived by uncles and aunts, Steven Laude Jr. and Lauren Reaveley of Price; Chris and Corrine Rassmussen, Katie Mitchley, Bob and Jessie Mitchley and Ricci Tatton, all of Salt Lake.

We would like to thank the loving and caring staff of St. Marks Hospital for their kindness during our time of sorrow.


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