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Evelyn Varner

PRICE/SALT LAKE CITY - Evelyn Bryner Varner passed away Dec. 5, 2003.

She was born Jan. 24, 1908 to Enoch C. Bryner and Ella Zabriskie Bryner in Helper.

She had fond memories of growing up on her father's farm with her brothers, Merrill and Loren, both deceased, and her sister, Rhea Bryner Marvosh [Sam], who resides in Henderson, Nev.

Her grandchildren marvel at her stories of riding in a horse-drawn wagon (with a coal stove for frosty mornings) to school.

After graduating from Carbon High School, she received her degree at Brigham Young College in 1931. While in college, she enjoyed playing on the basketball team and has been a faithful fan throughout the years.

After college, she began teaching at Sunnyside in Carbon County. She married James Arthur Varner November 25, 1933 and had two children. Their daughter, Lynn Varner Trenbeath (Wayne) lives in Bountiful and their son, VeLoy J. (Carol), lives in Salt Lake City.

In 1944, Evelyn began teaching home economics at East Carbon Junior High School in what was then called Dragerton (now East Carbon City). Later, she also taught cooking courses for ninth and tenth-grade boys - among the first in the state.

While doing postgraduate work during summer sessions at the University of Utah and Utah State, her professional and innovative teaching skills were observed by the department heads in the universities. As a consequence, she was selected year-in and year-out to supervise and mentor college seniors in home economics during their practice-teaching sessions.

Scores of new teachers began their careers with a solid foundation and practical ideas thanks to her skill and dedication.

When East Carbon High School opened, Evelyn established the home economics department where she supervised and taught for many years.

When her husband, Jim, retired due to poor health, they moved from Columbia to Price and Evelyn taught several years at Carbon High School. Jim died in an automobile accident in 1968.

After teaching 34 years, Evelyn retired in 1972 and began traveling throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

In 1990, Evelyn moved to Parklane in Salt Lake City to be near her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her many friends at Parklane, she also enjoyed the ballet, symphony, theater and other cultural activities in the area.

In addition to her daughter, son, and sister, she is survived by four grandchildren, Mark and David Varner and Eric Trenbeath and Erin Trenbeath, Murray. She also had three great-grandchildren, Brandon Varner, Jackson and Harrison Murray.

The family expresses appreciation for the care she received from the staff of South Davis Community Hospital and South Davis Hospice in Bountiful.

Graveside services were at the Price Cemetery on Monday, Dec. 8.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Heart Association.


Jennie Felice

PRICE - Jennie O. Felice died unexpectedly Dec. 6, 2003 in Salt Lake City.

She was born April 8, 1926 in Sunnyside to Louis and Elena Mele Oliveto.

The family spent their time working together in their business and, the last five years, she helped her sister, Helen.

Jennie shared the past 56 years with the love of her life, Rudy. They enjoyed traveling abroad, spending time in Park City, going to the theatre, opera and symphony.

She is survived by husband, Rudy; two sons, Ron (his wife Joan); Robert (Sharon); three grandchildren, Douglas (Clau-dette), Johanna (Andy) and Elizabeth. Jennie enjoyed watching her three great-grandchildren grow, Mikenzie, Maxx and Isabella and was looking forward to the arrival of Katherine Grace any day.

Memorial Mass was Dec. 9. at Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Vigil service was Monday at Mitchell Funeral Home. Private interment.

Her desire for living and sense of humor will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Notre Dame Catholic Church in Price or St. Mary's Catholic Church in Park City.


Willdean Sump

PRICE/CALIFORNIA - Willdean B. Sump, age 77, passed away Dec. 7, 2003 in California.

He was born July 3, 1926 in Donie, Texas to Fred and Isabelle Bagwell Sump. Married Louise Elsie Kishell. She passed away July 13, 1989.

Former longtime resident of Carbon County prior to moving to California. Served U.S. Navy during World War II.

Survived by stepson, Ronald (Wilma) Stevenson, San Dimas, Calif.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside service Friday, Dec. 12, 1 p.m., Price City Cemetery. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Friday one hour prior to service.


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