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Adolph Bruno

HELPER - Adolph L. Bruno, age 91, passed away Dec. 27, 2003 at the Heirloom Inn in Price.

Born Oct. 1, 1912 in Helper to James L. and Teresa Bugni Bruno. Married Rose Verant Aug. 5, 1937 in Price. She died Oct. 6, 2002.

Lifelong resident of Helper where he owned and operated Bruno Appliance for nearly 55 years. He was an avid bowler for the Helper Bowling League for many years. Adolph enjoyed hunting, fishing and farming. He will be dearly missed by family and a community of friends.

Survived by son, Maurice (Ramona) Bruno, Newbury Park, Calif.; daughter, Joyce (Harold) Cunningham, Price; nine loving grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral Mass Wednesday, Dec. 31, 11 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Friends are welcome to join the family at Mitchell Funeral Home for a family tribute on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Committal service, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper.


Dermus Jensen

EMERY - Dermus B. Jensen, age 91, passed away Dec. 23, 2003 at his home in Emery from causes incident to age. At the time he was surrounded by his family.

He was born Feb. 8, 1912 in Emery, to Hans and Luella Maxfield Jensen. He married Venice Elaine Burr Sept. 26, 1933, later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

Dermus had a very full and active life as a government trapper, farmer/rancher, coal miner, president of the Emery Cattle Association, Emery Town Mayor, Emery Ward Bishopric, state brand inspector and the best storyteller ever. Dermus spent his life in the outdoors. He loved the mountains and being out on horseback with the cattle, trapping or just seeing the country. He also served in the CCCs and was involved in construction of the swinging bridge over the San Rafael River. As a young man he worked with his father running a sawmill in the Quitchupah Canyon area. He was most happy when in the mountains of the Muddy Basin. Dermus will be remembered most as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grand father and family man.

He is survived by wife, Venice, of 70 years; children, LaWayne (Jens) Jensen of Layton; Brent (Karen) Jensen of St. George; Russell (Betty) Jensen of Emery; and Kenna (LaVar) Park of Riverton; 14 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sister, Manon (Kenneth) Watson, Orem. He was preceded in death by parents, a brother, two sisters, and granddaughter.

Funeral services were Dec 27, in the Emery LDS Ward Chapel. Interment, Emery Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.


Fred Marietti

PRICE - Fred (Butch) Marietti, age 93, passed away peacefully in a Price hospital on Dec. 20, 2003 with his family by his side. He had been suffering from pneumonia on and off since April. He was tired and ready to join his Heavenly Father, departed family and friends.

He was born in Italy Oct. 24, 1910 the second son of Albert and Romana Trevisan Marietti.

Moved with his family to Superior, Wyo., in 1915. His father was killed in a mining cave-in and he had to go to work to support the family of eight. He worked at many jobs to earn money for the family. He became the proprietor of the Alberta Bar and Hotel and Superior Meat Market. Fred married Rose Kondziela in 1940. In 1946 he sold the business and moved to Rock Springs, Wyo. He became the proprietor of a plant for making dirt dummies to shoot coal in the mines. He took his family to Price in 1955 and operated the lumber treating plant at Kilfoyles until he retired in 1975. Fred and Rose enjoyed retirement, spending many days camping, fishing and exploring in the desert with family and friends. He spent time when home rebuilding and tinkering with things and could be seen daily working around his place. Many people knew him in the country and spent time with them. People knew him in Price working in the yard. He had two great friends, Dominic Bruno and Howard Pitts, who came and spent time visiting and helping him when needed. He had a very concerned volunteer caregiver, Louise Escandon, who he loved and adored and made his last year very comfortable and memorable.

He had a memorable life, many exciting experiences that he liked to share with all, while sitting around the campfire and gatherings. Fred was known and admired by his family and many friends in Wyoming and Utah. We will miss his presence, funny wit, charming smile and personality. He will be remembered for his contributions to our lives. We will miss you, husband, dad and grandparent. Go to comfort, peace and new experiences.

He is survived by wife of 63 years, Rose; daughter, Ramona (Mike) Hanlon, Lincoln, Neb.; son, Fred, Price; four grandsons, one granddaughter; six great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter; one great-granddaughter on the way; sister, Mary Crumley, Fallbrook, Calif.; four nephews; one niece, Kondziela/Stoffa family; and four nephews and five nieces. Preceded in death by daughter, Barbara Jean; granddaughter, Nicole; parents; two brothers and one sister. His sister Amelia Gillilan followed him in death the same day, six hours later in American Fork.

Funeral service was Dec. 29 at the Mitchell Funeral Home. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper.


Maudeen Gardner

PRICE - Maudeen Prisbrey Gardner, age 98, passed away peacefully on Dec. 26, 2003 at her home after an extended illness

She was born in St. George, to Miner Heber and Sadie Mathis Prisbrey April 20, 1905. She married James E. Gardner May 28, 1930 in the St. George LDS Temple. The had 66 years together. They are the parents of two daughters, Jideen (Raymond) Sumner and Joyce (Jack) Woodward.

She was the fourth of six children. Maudeen started teaching school in Leads in a one-room school at the age of 18. From there she taught in Bingham Canyon and then moved to Price to continue her teaching career. She taught a private kindergarten then first grade and loved to teach children to read, including her grandchildren. She ended her teaching career teaching Utah History at the Mont Harmon Jr. High in Price. She had a two-year teaching certificate from Dixie College, which was valid to teach with until she began teaching secondary education. She enrolled at Brigham Young University and completed a degree in education in 1957. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed sewing dresses, suits, coats, formals, costumes or whatever was needed. She also loved flowers and always had beautiful gardens. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had many church positions. Maudeen and Jimmy spent many years serving in the Mesa, Ariz., and the Provo LDS Temples.

Maudeen is survived by daughters, sons-in-law, eight grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents; brothers, Grant, Glen, Arlo; sisters, Grace and Lillian; and beloved companion, James E. Gardner.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1 p.m., at the Price 5th Ward LDS Chapel, 545 E. 400 North. Viewing will be one hour prior to services at the church. Burial, Price City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

The family wishes to express appreciation for the kind and skilled care provided by Rocky Mountain Hospice and others during her long illness.


Joe Lopez

PRICE - Joe Platon Lopez, age 61, passed away Dec. 23, 2003 at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo.

Born June 15, 1942 in Chandler, Colo. to Jesus and Mary Gonzales Lopez. Married Linda Margaret Campbell Feb. 20, 1965 in Elko, Nev., later divorced.

In his earlier years Joe worked construction and the oil fields of Southern California. He was a longtime resident of Carbon County where he worked at Horse Canyon and Deer Creek coal mines.

Joe was currently serving as Exalted Ruler of Price Elks Lodge 1550, where he also served as Loyal Knight and helped organize Purple and White Days for the Elks. He was a member of the Price Kiwanis and a member of the Catholic Church. Joe would like to thank his special friend, Debbie Campbell, for the wonderful friendship. "God was good to me, thank you for the extra years you gave me."

Survived by his pride and joy, daughter, Tamera Kay Scow, Holladay; mother, Mary G. Lopez, Price; brothers, Mario (Shirley) Lopez; Alex Pete (Sharee) Lopez, both of Sandy; Steve Lopez, Murray; Victor (Beverly) Lopez; Frank (Jan) Lopez, both of Price; sisters, Magda Jenkins, Shawnee, Kansas; Carol (Gary) Stevenson, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Mary Zilliox, Lomita, Calif.; Toni Van Linden, Salt Lake City; and Lydia Burrola, Price. Preceded in death by father; two sisters, Maria Del Rosario and Maria Elvira.

Funeral services were Dec. 29. Interment, Price City Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.


Tom Judd

PRICE - Tom Harold Judd, age 73, passed away Dec. 24, 2003 in Price.

He was born March 5, 1930 in Price to David H. and Hettie M. Robertson. He married Thelma Ruth Duthridge April 1, 1957 in Elko, Nev.

Tom loved horses and caring for livestock. He also enjoyed camping, fishing and shooting the bull with good friends over coffee.

He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Lloyd and Christine Judd; grandsons, Jerry, David and Charles; and several nieces and nephews. Also survived by brothers, Bob Judd of Price; Garner Judd of California; and sister, Betty George of Layton. He was preceded in death by wife, Thelma; three brothers; and one sister.

The family would thank friends and family, especially the staff of Castle Country Care Center and Dr. Sterling Potter for his excellent care.

Graveside services were Dec. 29 at the Price City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary in Price.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to a memorial fund in Tom's name at Fausett Mortuary.


Allen Peterson

WELLINGTON - Allen Charles (Tim) Peterson, age 66, passed away Dec. 24, 2003 in Price, following a long and valiant battle with illness.

He was born July 18, 1937 in Sunnyside to Andrew Edwin and Laura Sue Penny Peterson. He married Jessie Loretta Lee on Nov. 1, 1958 in Spring Glen.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1958. Tim enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, woodworking, going for rides on the desert and in the mountains. His greatest joy in life he found in being with his family and especially his grandkids. He would count down the time during winter waiting for Easter time and celebrations with family when he could enjoy the sagebrush hamburgers. He was a member of the LDS Church.

He is survived by loving wife, Jessie of Wellington; sons, Allen (Tami) Peterson of Wellington; Todd (Cindy) Peterson of Elko, Nev.; daughters, Debbie (Glen) Fredrickson of Price; and Laurie (Richard) Safley of Price. Also surviving Tim are his 14 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; three sisters, Lola (Sam) Mead, Ardiene (Dale) Norton; and Bunnie (Dean) Bradley; and brother, David (Rose) Peterson, all of Wellington. He was preceded in death by parents; and half brother, Johnny Wilson.

Funeral services were on Dec. 29 at the Welllington 1st Ward Chapel. Interment, Wellington Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary, Price.


Wanda Neese

PRICE - Wanda Neese, 54, passed away suddenly Dec. 28, 2003 in Price.

She was born in Orangeville on Aug. 21, 1949 to Walter and Jane Heiniger. She married Paul Neese Oct. 18, 1968 in Aurora, Colo., and later divorced.

She was the sixth of 11 children. Wanda was a nurse working in Manti and at the Emery County Nursing Center. She enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. She loved going to the races and cheering on her boys. Wanda's greatest joy in life was her family and especially her grandkids. They were her whole life

She is survived by son, Paul Neese; daughter, Rhonda (Cody) Austin; companion, Richard Straley; and grandchildren, Cynthie and Kandace Owen, Lane Neese, Brett, Roy, Cody W., and Tyson Austin, all of Price. Also surviving are brothers and sisters, Harvey (Mary) Heiniger, American Fork; Grace (Tom) Humphrey, Orangeville; Garth (Lydia) Heiniger, Castle Dale; Betty (Gary) Cooper, Washington; George (Millie) Heiniger, Texas; Joyce (Brian) Vinton, Copperton; Ross (Vickie) Heiniger, Colorado; Colleen (Randall) Stilson, Orangeville; and Hazel (Jerry) Moon, Oregon. She was preceded in death by parents; and brother, Edward Heiniger

Friends may call for a visitation at the Fausett Mortuary in Price on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Dec. 31, 11 a.m., at the Fausett Mortuary Chapel in Price with a viewing one hour prior to services. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. in the Orangeville City Cemetery.


Nina Cox

PRICE - Nina V. Cox, 88, returned to her heavenly home Dec. 25, 2003, to be reunited with her loving husband, Arthur, who preceded her in death by three months.

She was born Dec. 2, 1915 in Kansas to Royal and Mildred Constance Croft. She married Arthur L. Cox Aug. 6, 1951 in Colorado.

Nina loved gardening, quilting, sewing and canning. She especially enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She was a member of the LDS Church.

She is survived by loving stepchildren, JoLynn Taylor of California; Richard Cox of Texas; and two special nieces, Melissa Blackburn and Diana Wood, both of Price; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Also survived by one brother, Loren R. Croft; and sister, Linda Maser. Preceded in death by husband, Arthur; sister, Maxine Hillman; and stepdaughter, Lorraine Towles.

Nina will be honored Tuesday, Dec. 30, 10 a.m., at Fausett Mortuary in Price, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial, Ferron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, make donations to your favorite charity.


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