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Fern Jewkes

PRICE - Fern Jones Jewkes died July 28, 2003 after a long and courageous battle with heart disease.

Fern was born on September 6, 1919, in Castle Dale to Elisha Allen Jones and Janette Shiner Jones. She married Harold Jewkes of Orangeville June 10, 1939.

They made their home in Kenilworth and later moved to Price and then Helper.

Fern spent her life in service to her family and friends.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings.

She was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother.

In her later years, she was known as Grandma Jewkes to many neighborhood children as well as her own grandchildren and great grandchildren. She always took the time to serve her own children as well as many other children. She volunteered her time as a Cub Scout den mother, a 4-H leader and wherever else she was needed. She was the neighborhood mom who always had a house full of kids.

She always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. She spent the last three years living at the Heirloom Inn, where she will be missed by friends and a caring staff. Even in her failing health, she always had a smile and word of appreciation for anyone who helped her. Fern was the last surviving member of a family of 11 children.

She is survived by her children, Bill Jewkes and his wife Vila, of Price; and Lynette Eich and her husband Joe Eich, of Helper; grandchildren James Jewkes, Daniel Jewkes, Janett Saindon, Jake Johnson, Trevor Byrge, Travis Byrge, Angel Eich, Ashley Eich and three great-grandchildren. Fern was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; parents; brothers and sisters, Reuel Jones, Vord Jones, Ruie Jones, Gerald Jones, Irene Marshall, Lonel Jones, Wayne Jones, Lyle Jones, Grant Jones and Nola Stilson; and a grandson, Jared Johnson.

Friends may call for a viewing Thursday, July 31, 6 to 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price. Funeral services will be Friday, Aug. 1, at 11 a.m. at the Helper LDS Stake Center, with a viewing one hour prior at the church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery in Helper.


Chris Kavros

PRICE- Chris C. Kavros, age 76, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2003, after surgery at the U.S. Veterans Administration hospital in Salt Lake City.

He was born Dec. 31, 1926 in Helper to Charles K. and Kaliopia Zombanakis Kavros. In 1975, he married Athena Stamoulis and they had many happy years supporting and caring for each other.

When Chris was a young boy, he went to live with his brother-in-law, Jim Leonakis, and his sister, Ethel, who raised him, in Altonah.

While there, he ranched with Jim until 1951, when he served his country in the Korean War.

After returning, he lived in Price with a year or so mining in Leadville, Colo. He later owned and operated Chris's Pizza Parlor in Price.

He was a true friend to those in need. He enjoyed doing chores, shopping for those who couldn't, checking on the elderly, sick, the shut-ins and delivering the good food Athena made and making sure everyone was fed.

He was a member in good standing of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church and the Price American Legion Post 3.

Chris enjoyed a rich life of a clean and peaceful home, a wonderful wife, always great food, and many friends.

He leaves behind loving wife, Athena Kavros of Price; brother, Pete Kavros of California; and many good friends. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Louie Kavros; four sisters, Ethel, Sophie, Georgia and Maria.

Funeral service Thursday, July 31, 10 a.m., Assumption Greek Orthodox Church. Trisagion service, Wednesday, 7 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Wednesday and Thursday one hour prior to services. Interment, Price City Cemetery.


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