PRICE - Angelo "Ang" Basso, age 78, passed away May 29, 2003 in Price after a long illness.
Born Dec. 1, 1924 in Price to Sam and Josephine Fiorello Basso. Married LuGene Brady Aug. 25, 1945 in Reno, Nev. She died Feb. 25, 1983.
Longtime resident of Carbon County, where he worked for Royal Coal Company and later retired from Carbon County School District, where he was a custodian at Ann Self Center and Castle Heights Elementary for many years. Served in the U.S. Army.
Ang enjoyed camping with his family, golfing and he especially loved his bowling.
He loved spending time with his grandchildren and caring for his yard, which everyone enjoyed.
Survived by a son, Angelo (Shelley) Basso Jr., Helper; a daughter, Angene (Scott) Davidson, South Jordan; four brothers and two sisters, Mary Christensen, Eleanor Haycock, Frank and James Basso, all of Price; Albert and Henry Basso, both of Midvale; seven loving grandchildren, many loving great-grandchildren; many loving nieces and nephews who affectionately called him "Uncle Ang." Preceded in death by parents; wife, LuGene; son, Ronald D. Basso; granddaughter, Amanda Basso Mueller; and four brothers, Ray, Joe, Armond and Fred Basso.
Funeral service Tuesday, June 3, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday one hour prior to services. Interment, Price City Cemetery.
The family would like to express their deep appreciation to Debbie and the staff at Rocky Mountain Hospice for the kind and gentle care they showed to our dad.
PRICE - Our mother and grandmother, Violet Ellen Jackson Chidester, age 89, passed away June 1, 2003 at the Curtis Retirement Home in Glenwood of natural causes.
She was born May 17, 1914 in Lehi to John and Victoria Colledge Jackson. Married Loren E. Chidester April 7, 1933 in Spanish Fork. Marriage later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. They were together for 59 years before Loren's passing Dec. 25, 1992.
In her younger years, she enjoyed hunting and fishing. She enjoyed making quilts and crocheting; all her family and friends benefitted from her handiwork. She was a very outgoing person and liked being around family and friends.
Survived by two daughters, Jean Imig, Monroe; Doris Trease, Scofield; sister, Faye Lamb, Price; brother, Ronald Jackson, Portland, Ore.; 14 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Loren; son, Jack Chidester; sons-in-law, Paul Imig and Bud Trease; three grandchildren, Michael and Lorry Wright; and infant granddaughter, Imig; six brothers and two sisters.
Funeral service Saturday, June 7, 1 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Saturday one hour prior to services. Friends are welcome at Mitchell's daily. Interment, Price City Cemetery.
EAST CARBON - Klell Merk-ley Mecham, age 79, passed away May 29, 2003 at his home.
Born June 5, 1923 in Duchesne to Clarence Elmer and Gladys E. Alura Mecham. Married Fern Jones in 1960 in Salt Lake City.
Klell was proud to be a veteran and he honorable served his country during World War II, as well as serving one other tour of duty with the U.S. Army.
He was a resident of East Carbon for 30 years, where he was a retired member of the UMWA, Horse Canyon Local 8003.
He enjoyed the outdoors and just being an all around cowboy. Klell had a great love and appreciation for fast cars and going rock hunting with Fern on the desert.
He will be dearly missed by his family and many longtime friends.
Survived by loving wife, Fern Mecham, East Carbon; mother, Gladys Mecham, Mesa, Ariz.; two daughters and four sons, Myrna (Ben) Mead, Wellington; Thayde (Carol) Jones, East Carbon; Ravenna (Hal) Firth, Spanish Fork; Randy Jones, Kyle Jones, both of Wellington; Reggie (Kathy) Jones, Price; brothers, Doyle Mecham, Mesa, Ariz.; Glenn Mecham, Salt Lake City; sister, Colleen Odekirk, Nevada; 24 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren and two and one half great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by father and brother.
Graveside service was Monday, June 2, at Cleveland City Cemetery.
PRICE - Allden Marvin Powell, 78, passed away May 30, 2003 in Salt Lake City.
He was born in Jerome, Ariz. Oct. 27, 1924 to Clarence Henry and Lillie Eveline Olsen Powell.
He worked as a coal miner and enjoyed being in the outdoors and fishing.
He served in the U.S. military during WWII and the Korean War.
He is survived by children, Geary Powell, Cathy (Carl) Cullings, Randy Powell, Michael (Sharon) Powell, Kim (Gary) Fritz, Scott (Michelle) Powell, Tammy (Cip) Trejo, Melina (Richard) Goodbary, and JoLynn Powell; 23 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Erma Hurst and Nelma (DeLon) Smith. He was preceded in death by parents; two sisters and two infant brothers.
Friends may call for a visitation at the Price 6th LDS Ward Chapel Tuesday, June 3, from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the Price Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary, Price.
PRICE - Our special brother, uncle and friend, Calvin Franklin Pace, 54, passed away suddenly at his home in Price May 28, 2003.
He was born March 6, 1949 in Salt Lake City to Russell D. and Evelyn Foster Pace.
He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and later worked at the power plant. Cal was a painter most of his life and was a member of the painters union just like his father was.
He was a loving person with a gentle personality and will be greatly missed by family and especially his friends from the apartments and Four Corners, who were always there for him.
Cal is lovingly survived by three sisters and one brother, Kim (Mark) Nelson of Boulder; Kathie (Jerry) Anderson of Elmo; Kristi (Jimmie) Snyder of Huntington; and Cliff Pace of Grand Junction, Colo. He will also be missed very much by many nieces and nephews and friends.
A visitation was Monday, June 2, at Fausett Mortuary. Graveside services followed in the Elmo City Cemetery, where he was buried next to his parents who both passed away last year.
Clyde Mortensen 'Bless your heart'
EMERY - Clyde Ervin Mortensen, age 93, passed away May 27, 2003 of natural causes.
He was born Oct. 1, 1909 to George Q. and Carrie Mortensen in Emery. He married hometown sweetheart, Jenel Hansen, July 17, 1929 in the Manti LDS Temple. She passed away and Clyde later married Stella McKenney, who also preceded him in death.
Clyde served the Emery community as a farmer and cattleman and he worked in the coal mine. He served on the Emery Canal Board for 50 years and served as the water master for many years.
Clyde was a member for the LDS Church. He loved working with the youth in Mutual and the Sunday School programs. He took great pride being a home teacher and a high priest.
He loved the outdoors, especially his cabins in Nine Mile Canyon along with his family.
Survived by two daughters, Geraldine (Morris) Lewis and Beth (Fred) Delliskave; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by wives, Jenel and Stella; and daughter, Belva Jean.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff at Emery County Nursing Rehab Center for the care extended to Clyde.
Graveside services will be Tuesday, June 3, at 1 p.m. at the Emery City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.
HUNTINGTON - Anna Isobel Clark Carleton Swasey, age 91, passed away May 28, 2003 in Ferron.
She was born Feb. 14, 1912 in Mabel, Georgia, to Francis Marion and Henerietta Louisa Westervelt Clark. Married Clarence Cecil Carleton Dec. 23, 1934. He passed away July 9, 1938. She later married Royal Swasey Jr. Oct. 20, 1945 in Jacksonville, Fla., later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple March 4, 1967. He passed away Aug. 22, 1999.
As an active member of the LDS Church, she served faithfully as a missionary with her husband in the California-Fresno mission and in the Primary, MIA and Relief Society organizations.
Ann began a nursing career in Florida and later in the Carbon Hospital, spanning over 40 years, having touched many lives.
As an avid gardener, she suppled the neighborhood with vegetables and she enjoyed raising beautiful flowers.
After the death of her mother, she helped raise her two younger sisters and became a very good homemaker. She had the best fried chicken in the world.
The joy in her life came from caring for others.
She is survived by children, Newton and Ella Carleton, Enoch; Marian and Gary Bowie, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada; Annette and Chall Cook, Huntington; Frances Swasey, Huntington; Wayne and Earlene Swasey, Taylorsville; Beverly and David Fryer, East Carbon; 27 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren; special niece, Judy and Jim Martin, Huntington; and one sister, Alice Chauncey, Georgia; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son, Cecil Carleton.
Funeral services were Monday, June 2, in the Ferron LDS Stake Center. Burial, Ferron Cemetery.
PRICE - Our beloved Wanda Irene Marsing Shaw, age 80, passed away June 2, 2003 in Price.
She was born July 7, 1922 in Rains, to Lon and LaVern Tidwell Marsing. She married Garald C. Shaw Oct. 14, 1939 in Wellington and they were sealed together in the Manti LDS Temple on Oct. 14, 1998.
Wanda enjoyed traveling with her husband, camping, sewing, working with her hands and working with children both in her nursing career and as a Primary teacher in Wattis.
She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and family.
She was a life member of the Utah LPN Association and was a member of the LDS Church, where she served in Primary and other callings.
She is survived by son, Alan Leroy (Virginia) Shaw of Price. Also her grandchildren, Dennis (Dixie) Nichols, Irene (Randy) Everett, Darla Nichols, Marvin (Debra) Shaw, Sue (Randy) Perri, Kim (Bryan) Parry and Flint Shaw. Also 25 great-grandchildren and 10 and one half great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Dan (Bonnie) Marsing. She was preceded in death by husband; daughter, Garaldine Nichols; and son, Harold James Shaw.
Friends may call for a visitation at the Fausett Mortuary in Price Thursday, June 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Price North LDS Stake Center Friday, June 6, 11 a.m., with a viewing one hour prior to services. Interment, Price City cemetery.
ELMO - Richard Peart Snowball, age 66, passed away May 30, 2003 while battling complications brought on by his old adversary, rheumatoid arthritis.
Born Feb. 24, 1937 in Riverside, Calif., to Peart M. and Nalda Burke Snowball. Married Patricia L. Snowball June 16, 1961 in Los Angeles, Calif.
Richard was a farmer, dedicated to supporting any cause for agriculture. He was a soil conservation district board member, an Emery County weed board member and president of the Huntington-Cleveland Irrigation Company.
He only recognized his disability as a minor inconvenience as he eagerly accepted responsibilities in areas where he felt he could give back to agriculture what agriculture had given him.
He thirsted after knowledge and was happy to share his learned experiences. He always said he wanted to be remembered as a good farmer.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served on a mission in Chili/Argentina.
Fishing was very nearly an obsession and Richard lamented the fact that he could no longer backpack and hunt as he once did.
He especially loved his family and spending time with them.
He is survived by wife, Pat; sons, Kenny (Ellen) and John; granddaughter, Paige Elizabeth; mother and father, Nalda and Russell Hardman; sisters, Alice (David) Black, Mary Catherine (Raymond) Hildreth, Roberta (Steve) Wolsey, Patricia (Bruno) Coons; brothers, Allen and Keith (Annelle) Snowball; and many other dear family members and friends. His father, Peart, preceded him in death.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, June 4, noon at the Elmo Cemetery, under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.
CASTLE DALE - Our beloved Hazel Jeffs Strong, 88, returned to Heavenly Father June 1, 2003 at the Emery County Care Center in Ferron.
She was born April 21, 1915 in Castle Dale to Ethel Livingston and George Nephi Jeffs. She married Chester T. Strong Nov. 21, 1936 and later divorced.
She had a great love of animals, cats, dogs and birds and also loved sharing photos she had taken of her friends and family.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She is survived by son, Harold C. (Pauline) Strong, Castle Dale; daughter, Sandra Dalene Taylor, Cedar City; six grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; brother, Clive L. (Maretta) Jeffs, St. George; and sister, Enid (Glenn L.) Cox, Salt Lake. She was preceded in death by parents; and son, Kirk.
Friends may call for a visitation at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale Tuesday, June 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 4, at 11 a.m. at the Castle Dale LDS Stake Center, with viewing one hour prior. Interment will follow in the Castle Dale Cemetery.
FERRON - Jerald Lee Barton, age 79, passed away June 2, 2003 after a brief illness.
Born Nov. 27, 1923 in Ferron, to Owen H. and Emma Zwahlen Barton. Married Mary Karen Sitterude Jan. 23, 1947 in the Manti LDS Temple.
As an active member of the LDS Church, he served in numerous callings.
He is survived by children, Steven J. (Joy) Barton, Elmo; Roger (Shelley) Barton, Ferron; Brent Lee (Ilene) Barton, Alpine; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Dean and Kent Barton; and sister, Euna Jensen.
Funeral services will be Friday, June 6, 11 a.m., in the Ferron LDS Stake Center. Friends may call Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.. at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale and one hour prior to services at the church. Burial, Ferron cemetery.