PRICE - Retha Christine Gilson-Jackson, age 40, passed away Aug. 2, 2003 in Price after a valiant battle with Lou Gerig's disease.
She was born Dec. 12, 1962 in Grants, N.M, to Laurence D. and Kathryn Allen Gilson.
She served in the California- San Diego mission for the LDS Church. She loved the outdoors, camping, fishing or hunting with her family and friends. Many of them have afghans, bed dolls or doilies she made with her talented hands.
The loves of her life are her little twins, Andrew and Katlyn.
Chris is survived by children; parents, Laurence and Kathryn Gilson of Price; sister, Irene Kay Haymore of Spanish Fork; brothers, Robert and Tonya of Price; James and Tami of Castle Dale; Ronald and Kellie of Springville; and special friend to the end, Sue Moorhead.
Funeral services will be Wed-nesday, Aug. 6, at 1 p.m., at the Price LDS Stake Center, located on the corner of 500 East and 100 South. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price and one hour prior to services at the church. Burial, Cliffview Cemetery in Price.
COLUMBIA- Our loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, Bert Ralph Gileno, Sr., age 79, passed away August 4, 2003 while surrounded by his loving family in Provo.
Born April 27, 1924 in Venice, Calif., to Fillipo A. and Matilda Marquez Gileno. Married Jennifer "Jenny" Cameron, June 29, 1989 in Reno, Nev.
Member of the LDS Church.
Bert loved his family very much and made each of them feel special in his own way. He was a wonderful husband, friend and loving father who helped his children develop their talents.
Honorably served the U.S. Navy during WWII and he was very proud of his country. He especially enjoyed his pond in the front yard and looked forward to feeding his fish and watching them everyday.
Bert loved his racing horse, "Goodnews," back in the later 1950s and was proud of all of the awards his horse won.
He loved fishing, camping and being outdoors in his yard.
Bert enjoyed raising pigeons for years with his son, Bert Jr. They had a lot of fun chasing those birds!
Survived by loving wife, Jennifer Gileno of Columbia, who was his companion and soul mate for the last 22 years; five daughters and two sons, Sharron (Lyle) Albaugh, Birdseye; Martha (Robert) Andersen, Columbia; Marie (Fred) Owens, East Carbon; Bert (Lani) Gileno Jr., Newark, Calif.; Dolores Burnsides, Oregon; Phillip Gileno, Hayward, Calif.; Anna (John) Krauss, Columbia; feline lap sitter "Lucky," whom he loved very much; mother-in-law, Jean Cameron, Sunnyside; sister-in-law, Carla (Oscar) Meyer, Maryland; brother-in-law, Casey (Michelle) Cameron, Houston, Texas; 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; sister, Cora (Bruce) Rolfe, Texas; and brother, Ernest Gileno, California. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Angelo Gileno; sister, Vera Scroggs; and his loving companion, "Mickey."
Funeral service Thursday, Aug. 7, 11 a.m., at East Carbon LDS Ward. Family will be at the church Thursday one hour prior to service. Friends are welcome at Mitchell Funeral Home daily. Interment, Valley View Cemetery, Sunnyside.
WEST VALLEY CITY - Gerald T. Blackburn, age 65, passed away peacefully at home in West Valley City on Aug. 3, 2003 after a valiant battle with cancer.
Gerald was born Aug. 10, 1937 in Clawson to Genevieve and Alvin Blackburn.
He served in the U.S. Army in Panama. He was a member of the LDS Church.
We love you, Grandpa Teaser!
He is survived by loving wife, Carol; daughters, Angela (Dan) MacArt and Kathleen Jacobson; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.Gerald is also survived by his mother, Genevieve, Elmo; brothers, Virgil (Jo An), California; Gayle (Barbara), Price; Bud (Luana), Vernal; and sister-in-law, Carol Blackburn, Wellington. Also survived by ex-wife, Betty Ashton. Preceded in death by father, brother and sons.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Aug. 7, 11 a.m., at the Colony LDS Ward Chapel, 4251 S. 4800 West, West Valley City. The family will receive friends at a viewing Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Valley View Funeral Home, 4335 W. 4100 South, West Valley City, and one hour prior to the service at the Colony Ward. Interment, Wellington City Cemetery.
FERRON - Gordon D. Boul-ton, age 75, passed away Aug. 2, 2003 at his home, surrounded by his family.
Born May 27, 1928 in Bountiful to James and Camilla Randall Boulton. Married Anna Dee Tingey March 17, 1951 in Elko, Nev., later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
He loved fishing and helping anyone in need.
Gordon is survived by wife of 52 years, Anna of Ferron; children, Dixie and George Smith of Nevada; Wallace and Louise Boulton of Nevada; Charlotte and Winston Shrout of St. George; Alan and Connie of Arizona; Lynn and Debbie of Woods Cross; Wendy and Rick Price of Ferron; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also survived by eight brothers and sisters. Preceded in death by five grandchildren and one son-in-law.
Graveside services Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1 p.m., at Ferron Cemetery, where friends may call one hour prior to services.
HUNTINGTON - Vonda McElprang Corgiat, lifetime resident of Huntington, died Aug. 3, 2003 at age 96.
She was born in 1907 in Huntington to Peter and Maud McElprang. She had two brothers, the late Milton and Elvin McElprang; and three sisters, the late Bertha (Louis) Jones, Della (James) Potter and Mary McElprang.
She married John R. Corgiat in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Together, they built and managed Jack's Motor Service in Huntington for 40 years. They also established Jack's Warehouse and Wholesale Candy. Jack passed away March 10, 1979. As a young girl, Vonda learned to wash and card wool and quilt, a skill she cultivated all her life, making hundreds of quilts for her children and grandchildren. She learned gardening skills from her mother. She always maintained a large, beautiful garden at her home.
Vonda served actively throughout her life assuming such positions as president of the Relief Society, MIA ward officer as well as stake officer. She taught Primary and served as president of the Huntington chapter of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She also taught Sunday school for 27 years.
Vonda is survived by daughters, RayLene Corgiat, Leeds, N.Y.; Darlene (David) West, Salt Lake City; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday, Aug. 8, at 11 a.m. at the Huntington LDS Stake Center on Main Street. Friends may call Thursday, Aug. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale and one hour prior to services at the church. Burial, Huntington City Cemetery.
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