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Tassia Vlamakis
'Yia Yia'

HELPER - Our sweet loving mother, sister, yia yia, friend and teacher, Tassia Giannarakis Vlamakis, age 86, passed on quietly to a better place on June 8, 2003 in Price.

She was born Oct. 21, 1916 in Armenos, Crete, Greece. Tassia came to America in December 1949, where she married George Vlamakis. He died in December 1963.

Tassia learned to be very independent. She became a United States citizen, learned how to drive a car and understand the American way, all of which she was very proud.

She was a devoted member of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church of Price.

Yia Yia will always be remembered for her kind spirit, generous nature, her love for everyone she met and her wonderful cooking and garden.

Most of all, she will be remembered for the love she had for her family.

She is survived by her sons, Mike (Dorothy) Vlamakis, Salt Lake City; Gabriel (Sherrie) Vlamakis, Helper; grandchildren, Kathy, Michael, Stephen and Christopher; and family members in Crete. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and sisters.

Tassia's family wishes to extend a special thanks to Parkdale Care Center for the staff's loving care.

Tassia will be dearly missed by her family and friends

Se 'h agapo' pollee', Yia' Yia' Kale 'e Nikta.

Funeral service will be Thursday, June 12, at 10 a.m.at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church. Trisagion service Wednesday evening, 7 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. The family will be at Mitchell's Wednesday and Thursday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Price City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 61 S. 200 East, Price, UT 84501.


Angelo Welch

HELPER- Angelo Welch, 93, died June 6, 2003 at his home in Helper.

Born July 12, 1909 in Crested Butte, Colo., to Mike and Marie Henneqin Welch. Married Grace Marie Magliocco Oct. 27, 1934 in the Old St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Helper.

Angelo was an active member of St. Anthony Parish, where he was a lector, chairman and co-chairman for DDD and past president of the parish council. Member of the Knights of Columbus, where he was a fourth degree knight and also served as past grand knight from 1977-1987. He received the Father McGivney Top Pro-poser Award and was also awarded for his interest and organization of the CCD program at St. Anthony's.

Angelo served as an usher, recorded the parish contributions, headed many Catholic carnivals and was the ticket chairman for many years. In 1959, he received an apostolic blessing from Pope John XXII for his outstanding service.

Angelo served his community as a four-year councilman for Helper city and president of the Kiawanis Club.

He worked 50 years on the railroad and 39 of those years was with the Utah Railway.

Angelo enjoyed gardening and caring for his roses. He was a cartoon artist and he loved to tease.

Survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Grace Welch; daughters, Joyce Welch; Phyllis (Joe) Schaffeld; four grandchildren, Grace Lial, Karl Joe Angelo Schaffeld, Tina Mac-Dowell, Kathy Ross; four great-grandchildren, Trevor, Savanna, Cassidy Lial, Sabrina Mac-Dowell; brother and sister, William and Pearl Welch, both of California; brother, Ulysus Welch, Canon City, Colo.; many loving nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law, Mike and Frank Magliocco; and sister-in-law, Mary Magliocco. Preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, one brother and one brother-in-law.

Funeral Mass, Wednesday, June 11, 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.

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


Sibyl Price

PRICE - A precious star was born Aug. 26, 1914, an angel called Sibyl Timothy. The Lord called Sibyl Price home June 5, 2003.

Sibyl was the first of eight children born to Henry and Ora Perry Timothy. Sibyl married Robert W. Wilstead in 1930. Robert passed away Oct. 19, 1943, leaving her with four children, Molly, Dixie, Bob and Sandra. On Oct. 9, 1947 Sibyl married Hollis W. Bowers and was later sealed in the Manti LDS Temple. Hollis passed away May 3, 1960, leaving her with two children, Holly and Judy. Married Ellis White May 30, 1965. Ellis passed away April 4, 1983. Married Allen Price March 19, 1989 and inherited six more children and numerous grandchildren whom she loved.

Sibyl leaves behind her husband, Allen Price; daughters and son, Molly Wood, Dixie (Leon) Thayn, Bob (Shirlee Judd) Wil-stead, Sandra (Dean) Holdaway, Holly (Delon) Larsen and Judy (Jim) Noyes; 24 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild. She also leaves behind Allen's children, Vivian (Chester) Houskeeper, Larry and Jerry (Francis) Price, Regina (Tom) McCourt, Rick (Kathy) Price and Gayla (Rick) Housekeeper. Surviving brothers and sister are Art (LaVon) Timothy, Parry (Carol) Timothy and Gwenda (Bruce) Norton. Preceded in death by parents; three husbands; four brothers, John, Angus, Doyle and Reese; baby sister, Athelda; three great-grandchildren and a son-in-law.

Sibyl loved life and her family. She never knew a stranger.

Our memory of her and her zest for life will be remembered forever. Her children will treasure her real life poetry and her sweet childhood songs and stories.

Funeral services will be June 10, noon, at the Wellington 1st LDS Ward Chapel. Visitation at Fausett Mortuary will be one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Wellington City Cemetery.


Connie Smith

PRICE - Connie Smith, 58, passed away June 4, 2003 at her home in Price.

She was born April 18, 1945 in Price to Jay Doyle and Ina Fay Allred Smith.

Connie loved to crochet and sold many of her items. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed serving in the nursery for many years. She loved the many children she worked with over the years. She spoiled her nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly.

Survived by sister-in-law, Mrs. Jay Ursula Smith, Midvale; sister, Gloria Marshall, Price; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by parents; and brother, Jay Smith.

Graveside services Monday, June 9, Price City Cemetery. Interment followed under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.


M. Darrell Stringfellow

HELPER - M. Darrell Stringfellow, 83 of Helper, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2003, of natural causes.

He was born Feb. 1, 1920 in Draper, a son of Marvin D. and Ruth Sorensen Stringfellow. He married Maxine Parker June 15, 1942 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a graduate of Brigham Young University and a veteran of WWII, serving at Fort Douglas.

Darrell's hobbies included oil painting, prospecting, hunting and fishing.

Survived by his widow of Helper; daughter and two sons, Barbara (Ray) Gibby, Roseburg, Ore.; Wayne (Kathleen) Stringfellow, Helper; and David (Denise) Stringfellow, Provo; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 10, at 11 a.m., in the Berg Mortuary Drawing Room Chapel, 185 E. Center Street, Provo. Friends may call one hour prior to services. Interment, East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery, Provo.


Beth Ann Gomez

PRICE/DELTA, Colo. - Our special angel, Beth Ann Birch Gomez, passed away June 6, 2003 in Delta, Colo. At her side, was her loving husband, Rick.

Beth Ann was born to Jack and LaPreal Sanderson Birch April 24, 1955 in Price. On Dec. 17, 1976, Beth Ann married the love of her life, Richard Gomez in Price. From that day forward, the two were inseparable. They had a love for one another that few people ever attain.

Graduated from Carbon High School in 1973. Beth Ann was truly an inspiration to all those who suffer with pain and had a love for life seldom seen today. She was the little engine who would never give up. Her courage and winning attitude will leave an impact on all who knew and loved her.

She was the best wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, daughter-in-law, aunt and friend that anyone could ever ask for.

Her kind spirit and generosity touched us all. We are all better because she was part of our lives.

Beth Ann loved to play with her grandchildren, go camping with her husband, sew and needlepoint for family members, bowl, golf, collect dolls and garden in her yard.

She also loved to help family members move whether it was across town or to the other side of the state.

We know she is moving clouds around heaven right now.

Beth is survived by loving husband, Rick; two daughters, Shalynn (Tony) Kerr, Talia Fuller; two grandchildren, Brittney and Dakota Kerr; mother and father, Jack and LaPreal Birch; brothers and sisters, Gene (Karen) Birch, David (Marie) Birch, Jimmy (Vickie) Birch, Todd (Karen) Davis, Lynn (Jim) Alderson; 18 nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her special dog, Buffy, and devoted in-laws, Fern Wilkerson and Ben (LouAnn) Gomez Jr. Beth Ann was preceded in death by brother, Jack Birch Jr.; and grandpa and grandma Tollis

All will miss her and love her forever.

Rest in peace, our beloved angel. Until we meet again, we will never forget you and will love you forever. You remain in our hearts and will always be our Buf Ann.

Funeral service, Wednesday, June 11, noon, Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 E. Main Street, Price. Family will be at Mitchell's Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday one hour prior to services. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery, Price.


Douglas Bradstreet

HELPER - The world lost a great father, son, brother, friend and loyal Vietnam veteran on June 6, 2003 when Douglas Jed Bradstreet, age 57, passed away at his home in Helper.

He was born Nov. 4, 1945 to Eugene B. and Ines Ramsey Bradstreet in Dighton, Kan. Married Linda Garr Oct. 8, 1977 in Tacoma, Wash.; later divorced.

Doug graduated from Grand County High School in Moab in 1964. He enlisted in the USMC, where he served two tours in Vietnam and, for that, he received two purple hearts and a silver star among others.

Doug loved to entertain and have a good time.

He loved camping, barbecuing and running rapids on the Green River.

Survived by three children, Jody, Tacoma, Wash.; Lindy, Reno, Nev.; Jason, Price; mother, Ines Scott, Katy, Texas; sisters, Ina Jeanne Ackerman and Holly Crofts, both of Galveston, Texas; ClaireAnna Quigg, Houston, Texas; brother, David Brad-street, Houston, Texas; buddy, Smedley Butler; and many friends. He was preceded in death by father, Eugene; infant son, Eugene Earl; and sister, Peggy.

Memorial service Thursday, June 12, 1 p.m., New Life Ministries, 1950 West 4100 North in Spring Glen, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.


Gena Palm

COLORADO- Gena Peed Palm died in a Las Vegas, Nev. hospital May 19, 2003.

Gena was born June 17, 1966.

Gena was a sweet, loving, compassionate young woman and leaves many who loved her.

Survived by husband, Tommy Palm, Delta, Colo.; daughter, Alisha Ornelas; mother, Mary Jane Peed; sisters, Paula Gibson and Lorena Baker, Las Vegas, Nev.;and brother, Alan Nichols, California.

Private services were conducted in Las Vegas, Nev.


Elsie Holt

SUNNYSIDE/DURANGO, Colo. - Elsie Williams Holt, a longtime Durango, Colo., resident, died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at her home in Sunnyside due to natural causes. She was 94.

Mrs. Holt was born March 10, 1909 in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of George and Wilhel-mina Schumacher. She married James J. Holt March 10, 1937 in Bayfield.

Mrs. Holt and her family lived and ranched in the Durango area until moving to Fruita, Colo., upon retirement

After her husband died, Mrs. Holt married Roy Williams April 4, 1974.

Her family moved to the Durango area when she was 2 years old. Her father was a prominent businessman and he owned a farm on the Fort Lewis Mesa, presently where the college is in Durango.

Mrs. Holt was a member of the quilting club and was very active in Retired Service Volunteer Programs (RSVP), having won numerous awards and recognitions.

She also enjoyed painting, arts and crafts, hunting, travel and gardening.

She is survived by three daughters, Eilene Cooper, Sunnyside; Juanita Thate, East Carbon; Sharon Davis, Rockport, Texas; one son, James J. Holt, Ignacio, Colo.; 19 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, James J. Holt and Roy Williams; and a daughter, Helen Davis.

Graveside service was Monday, June 9, at Greenmount Cemetery, Durango.

Memorial contributions may be made to La Plata County Senior Center, 2424 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301.


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