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Lyle Anderson

EMERY - Lyle Duzett Anderson, age 78, passed away Oct. 5, 2003 at his home in Emery.

He was born March 14, 1925 in Emery to Arthur M. and Virtue Duzett Anderson. He married Belle V. Mortensen Aug. 6, 1947 in Salt Lake City, later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. He lived in Emery his entire life and was a cattleman/farmer.

He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a radio officer on the U.S. Navy "TBF Avenger", based on the Aircraft Carrier Mission Bay.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served as a counselor to three Emery LDS Ward Bishops and then as bishop for the Emery LDS Ward for six years.

He is survived by wife, Belle, of Emery; children, Craig of Emery, DeLynn and LaMar Black of Price; Joni and Mike Wolfley of Sandy; Gayla and Garth Luke of Orangeville; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Also survived by brothers, Robert and Dwaine; and sisters, Bertha and Bessie.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 8, 12 noon, in the Emery LDS Chapel where friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and also one hour prior to service. Burial, Emery Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

Irene Behling

FERRON - Our loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend Irene Madge Behling passed away in Ferron Oct. 4, 2003 as a result of final stages of Alzheimers.

She was born March 4, 1930 in Huntington to Nels and Irene Johansen Christensen. She married Clair H. Behling on Nov. 29, 1946 in Castle Dale, and they were later sealed together with their family in May 1965 in the Manti LDS Temple.

She loved to sew, crochet, and cooking, including making the "best" cookies. She loved babies, especially her grandchildren. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings including 22 years as a Blazer Leader.

She is survived by husband, Clair Behling; five children, Dennis (Sandy) Behling, Jo Lynn (Don) Steele, Vynette (Kevin) Wilbur, Scott (Toni) Behling and Gina (Kent) Jones. She is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 11 grandchildren, two sisters, Darlene (Clyde) Thompson, Verlene (Garry) Cites; and three brothers, Elwood (Gwen) Christensen, Dale (Doreen) Christensen and Alan (Bonnie) Christensen. She was preceded in death by parents; sisters, Margie; and an infant brother, Val Jay.

Friends may call for a viewing at the Huntington LDS Stake Center on Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will then be held in the chapel at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the Huntington City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

David Brotherson

PRICE - David E. Brotherson, 63, passed away Sept. 30, 2003 in Price.

He was born July 12, 1940 in Elmo to Lynn and Maxine Brotherson. He married Connie Cloward Dec. 5, 2002.

David was a veteran of the Marines. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and he loved the mountains. He lived in Joe's Valley for many years.

David is survived by wife; seven children, two stepdaughters and four grandchildren. Also survived by one brother, Floyd Brotherson; and five sisters, Connie Evans, JoAn Nieder, Mary Lou Steele, Earline Jenkins and Paulette Ulberg. Preceded in death by parents.

Services will be private by family. David will be greatly missed by family and many friends. A special thanks to all family and friends.

Lynn Christopherson

CARBONVILLE - Lynn Alfred Christopherson, 80, passed away Oct. 1, 2003 at Castleview Hospital.

Born Jan. 25, 1923 in Sterling, to Dolph and Myrtle Erickson Christopherson. Married Marian L. Miller Oct. 2, 1948 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Resident of Carbon County since 1959 where he owned and operated Lynn's Music (now known as Breinholt Music). Lynn also worked as a business machine mechanic for 20 years at Office Equipment. He enjoyed country music, guitars, hunting, fishing and camping. One of Lynn's greatest joys was talking to people and spending time with family and friends, and shopping for western wear and boots. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survived by wife, Marian Christopherson, Carbonville; three daughters and two sons, Loraine (Don) Wisdom, Fort Worth, Texas; Jerry (Wayne) Nielson, Beaumont, Calif.; Randy Christopherson, Carbonville; Teri (Dana) Paquette, Arlington, Texas; Larry Christopher, Helper; sister, Brenda Wrightsman, Montrose, Colo.; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; four brothers; one sister; and infant son, Rocky.

Graveside services were held Oct. 4, Cliffview Cemetery, Price under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

Jennie Kosmas

PRICE - Jennie Makris Kosmas, age 84, passed away Oct. 1, 2003 at Castleview Hospital.

Born Aug. 8, 1919 in Raton, N.M. to Mike and Sophia Papadomanolakis Makris. Married Mathew (Mathios) A. Kosmas Nov. 25, 1951 in Salt Lake City. He died May 9, 1990.

Member of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church where she was active in many church activities over the years. Longtime resident of Carbon County, where she worked as the cafeteria food service supervisor for the College of Eastern Utah. Jennie enjoyed crocheting and was the happiest when she was cooking and baking for her family and friends.

"May her memory be eternal".

Survived by sons, Anthony (Lola) Kosmas, San Francisco, Calif.; George (Ellen) Kosmas, Modesto, Calif.; loving grandchildren, Demetra "Mia" Kosmas and Mathew Kosmas; four sisters and one brother, Annie Gaviotakis, Theodore Makris, both of Salt Lake City; Elizabeth Veturelli, Arizona; Peggy Makris Salt Lake City; and Katherine Christopoulos, Arizona. Preceded in death by parents; sisters, Vee Kampros and Helen Paulos; and brother, George Makris.

Funeral service were held Saturday, Oct. 4 Assumption Green Orthodox Church. Committal service, Price City Cemetery under direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

William Durham

ELMO - William Joseph "Billy" Durham, age 41, passed away peacefully Oct. 4, 2003 at home.

He was born May 3, 1962 in Moab to Charles William "Bill" and Joan R. Guthrie Durham.

He worked in a coal mine where he was injured in 1982. Through he had no use of his legs, he loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping. He was a quiet man who loved spending time with his family, playing cards, teasing everyone (especially Mom), and watching television. To all the kids he was "Uncle Billy". He was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew him.

He is survived by parents of Elmo; four sisters, Linda and Andy Peterson, Elmo; Nita and Robert Regruto of Helper; Barbara and Steven Nostrom of Elko, Nev.; Jackie and Gene Spigarelli of Price; very dear friend, Paula Wells and her children, Samantha and Derek; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Preceded in death by twin brother, Bobby.

Graveside services will be Friday, Oct. 10, 2 p.m., in the Moab Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price.

Ruth Christiansen

EMERY - Our beloved Ruth "Jean" Christiansen, 76, passed away with her family at her side Oct. 2, 2003 in Price.

She was born Dec. 20, 1926 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Reno Giles and Leola Madsen Crook. She married Merlin H. Christiansen Sept. 6, 1946 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she has served in many callings including an 18 month mission at Temple Square. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, all types of musical activities, sewing, and will long be remembers for excellent in quilting. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and the Emery County Historical Society. Jean was currently working, along with her husband as director of the senior center in Emery.

Survivors include husband, Merlin of Emery; children, Nancy (Tom) Parry of Salt Lake City; Rene' (David) Dalley of Springville, Scott (Karelyn) of Layton; Glenys (Lannie) Sitterud, Ken (Earlene) Christiansen, both of Emery; Karla (Kerry) Powell of Huntington; Marie (Louise) VanderHerp, Becky (Jed) Allred, both of Ferron. She is also survived by 38 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Ray (Ruth) Crook of Levan; Kay (LaRue) Crook of Perry; Kathleen (Robert) Gabbitas of Bakersfield, Calif.; Doris Funk of Salt Lake; Truxton (Lottie) Madison of Ephraim, Bessie (Chet) Sams of Idaho; Virginia (Al) Wise of Texas; Nola (Kerry) Delong of Washington; Madge (Charles) Gall of California; Roger (Nadine) Madison of Arizona; and sister-in-law, Adele Madison of Idaho. She was preceded in death by parents; son, John; four brothers; and one grandson.

Services were held Monday, Oct. 6 at the Emery LDS Ward Chapel. Interment, Emery City Cemetery under direction of Fausett Mortuary.

Alice Smith

PRICE/FORT BENTON, Mont. - Alice Grande Smith, age 79, passed away Oct. 2, 2003 at her son's home in Price, from multiple myeloma.

She was born May 18, 1924 in Fort. Benton, Mont., to William and Isabelle Taylor Galbraith.

Before moving to the Heirloom Inn this past year, Alice lived in Fort Benton, Mont. There she was well known for her singing at local celebrations and as an organist for St. Pauls' Episcopal Church. She was a 50 year member of the Eastern Star. Alice loved her family, church, music and playing bridge.

Alice is survived by sisters, Willajean Robbin and Hollie Olson; sons, Richard (Mary) Grande, Price; Raymond (Wanda) Grande, Los Angeles, Calif.; daughter, Kathleen (Kerry) McArdle, Clancy, Mont. She leaves behind four beloved grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husbands, Ray Grande and Vernon Smith; as well as a sister, Irene Meade.

In lieu of flowers, she reequests engatingin in an act of kindness and/or contributions to Rocky Mountain Hospice, 60 East 100 North in Price. Services will be held in Montana on Oct. 18.

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