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Mildred Babcock

PRICE - Mildred "Millie" Vogrenic Babcock, age 93, passed away Feb. 29, 2004 in Price at the home of her dearest friends and caregivers. As a flower, she now blooms in heaven.

She was born Sept. 12, 1911 in Sunnyside to Peter and Frances Loncarich Vogrinec. She married Al Babcock Aug. 28, 1947 in Hiawatha.

She had a beautiful talent for crocheting, sewing and quilting. She also loved reading, camping and fishing. Mildred was an active member of the LDS Church.

She is survived by stepson, Fred Babcock. Preceded in death by husband; sisters, Mary and Frances; and brothers, John, Tony, Pete, Joe, Jake and Albert.

Funeral services will be Thursday, March 4, 11 a.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price where friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial, Price City Cemetery.

Duane Rasmussen

PRICE - Duane H. Rasmussen, age 77, passed away Feb. 25, 2004 at his home in Price.

He was born Oct. 25, 1927 in Fillmore, to E. Harris and Juel Collister Rasmussen. Duane married Maxine Merritt in 1948, later divorced. He then married Monica Johnson, later divorced.

Duane served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Hornet. He was gifted in many ways, having worked as an accomplished carpenter and furniture maker. He and his family worked a gold mine for 20 years in the Cricket Mountains. His real loved was painting. His work is displayed throughout the country and in the Kennedy Memorial Museum.

He is survived by children, Rick and Vicki Rasmussen of Cleveland; Craig Rasmussen of Cleveland; Jon Rasmussen of California; Paula and Russ Mecham of LaVerkin; Susan Peterson and Ken of Scofield; Julie Rasmussen of California; Todd Rasmussen, also of California; Camille Gordon of Scottsdale, Ariz.; 31 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Also survived by two brothers; Mark Rasmussen and Wayne Collister; and four sisters, Ella Naylor, Gloria Staheli, LaVon Nuttle and Hope Prestwich.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 2, 12 noon, at Fausett Mortuary in Price where friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial, Cleveland Cemetery.

Justin Bentley

PRICE - Justin Charles Bentley, age 34, passed away Feb. 26, 2004 while under the loving care of his family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born March 8, 1969 in Price to Charles "Chuck" Bentley and Rhonda Mae Cowan. Married Petrea Oman Aug. 28, 1993 in Price; they later divorced. Justin married Melany Guymon July 23, 2003 in Price and he treasured every minute that he shared with Melany and his new family.

Justin graduated from Carbon High School in 1987, the College of Eastern Utah in 1988 with his LPN and as an RN in 1990. He also graduated from the University of Utah in 1992 with a bachelors of science in nursing. Justin was a caring and loving caregiver who was a longtime employee of Castleview Hospital in Price. Justin loved golfing, hunting, biking, riding motorcycles and camping at Ferron Mountain. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his son, Tannin.

He is survived by loving, wife, Melany Bentley; son and best buddy, Tannin Ryker Bentley; stepchildren, Madisyn and Donivyn, all of Price; father, Charles (Jenine) Bentley, Elmo; sister, Heather Marrelli; Justin's nephew and look-a-like; Kaylab Marrelli; stepfather, Lee Bogdin; all of Price; mother-in-law and father-in-law, LaMar (GayLa) Guymon of Huntington. Justin is also survived by many other loving relatives, friends and co-workers who all thought the world of him. He is preceded in death by mother, Rhonda Bogdin; grandparents, Ferrell and Maxine Bentley; and Konky and Mona Cowan.

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

Funeral service Tuesday, March 2, 12 noon, Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's one hour prior to service. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery. In memory of Justin, contributions may be made to the Justin Bentley Cancer Foundation, c/o Eastern Utah Community Credit Union, 675 E. 100 North, Price, Utah 84501.

Max Marx

EAST CARBON - Max Brady Marx, age 68, died Feb. 28, 2004 at his home in East Carbon.

Born May 21, 1935 in Mount Pleasant, to Theron and Jetta Brady Marx. Married Betty Stulce June 28, 1955 in Ely, Nev.

Resident of Promontory, prior to moving to East Carbon City in 1977. Max was a hard working man who enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family. He will be dearly missed by his family and a community of friends.

Survived by wife, Betty, East Carbon; four daughters, Lillie (Greg) Hetland, Monroe, Wash.; Sandra (Les) Shepherd, Springville; Martha (Eric) Markwick, Boise, Idaho; Maxine "Linda" (Chad) Broadhead, East Carbon; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and brother, Gerold Marx, Mount Pleasant.

Private services will be held at a later date under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

Lorraine Tucker

Our dear mother passed away peacefully Feb. 26, 2004.

Born June 24, 1929 to Henry and Tessie Alma Gertson. Tessie later married Walter K. Jensen.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and blessed with her special talents. She will be truly missed by her daughters, family, neighbors and friends.

She is survived by daughters, Kathy Wilson, Salt Lake City; Julie Jones, Boise, Idaho; Lauretta Wilson, Phoeniz, Ariz.; Annette Conley, Highland, Miss.; brother, Donald Jensen; sisters, Marion Guhlke and Evelyn Naillon. Preceded in death by husbands, Jesco Wilson and Merrill J. Tucker; father, Henry Gertson; adoptive father, Walter K. Jensen; brothers, Jim Gertson, Ken Jensen, Jack Jensen, Ralph Jensen, Charles Jensen; and baby sister, Ellen Marie Jensen.

Funeral services Tuesday, 1 p.m., Taylorsville 13th LDS Ward, 1495 West Tamarack Road (4567 South). A short viewing will be held before the service. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, March 3, 11 a.m., at Huntington Cemetery.

Alan Lunelli

CARBONVILLE - Alan C. Lunelli, age 56, passed away suddenly Feb. 27, 2004 while doing what he loved best, working on his Harley.

Born May 7, 1947 in Price, to Tullio Louis and Ruby Wilson Lunelli. Married Trish Petersen June 28, 1969 in Reno, Nev. and together they welcomed their son Shane, into their lives. Shane was Alan's pride and joy, and best friend.

Alan was a longtime resident of Carbon County and a dedicated employee of Union Pacific for the past 27 years. Served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam. He loved camping, hunting and most all having coffee with his buddies. Alan loved riding his Harley and his memory will ride on with all of us.

Survived by wife, Trish Lunelli, Carbonville; son, Shane (Christy) Lunelli, Price; sisters, Ann (Larry) Young, Sandy; Patricia (John) Perla, Hotchkiss, Colo.; stepfather, Frank Sporcich, Helper; brothers-in-law, Bob (Joy) Petersen, Taylor (Norma) Petersen, both of Hurricane; sister-in-law, Bonnie Miner, Bellevue, Wash.; and 10 loving grandchildren. Preceded in death by father, Tullio Lunelli; mother, Ruby Lunelli Sporcich; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Bud and Leah Petersen; and brother-in-law, Jim Miner.

Funeral service Wednesday, March 3, 1 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper.

Clayton Berensen

FERRON - "Gone home". Our beloved husband, father, grandpa and friend Clayton Nelson Berensen, 88, returned to Heavenly Father Feb. 26, 2004 in Ferron. He was born Feb. 10, 1916 in Ferron to James and Venice Nelson Berensen. He married Florene Zwahlen Jan. 28, 1937, and the marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.

Clayton was a hard worker and worked as a coal miner, railroad car man, the state road department and excellent in carpenter work. In spite of a severe leg injury in 1970 in the coal mine, he continued to work the rest of his life. He enjoyed fishing, carpentry, baseball and geneology. He was a very spiritual man and loved his membership in the LDS Church where he served in many callings including the Bishopric. He also served three missions with his wife. His greatest joy in life was his family and especially his grandkids.

He is survived by wife, Florene of Ferron; children, Gary C. (Jean) Berenson of Price; Bruce N. Berensen of Ferron; Sandra (Roger) Killpack of Ferron; and Laurel (Randy) Magnuson of Castle Dale. Clayton is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and his brothers and sisters; Keith Berensen, Marjorie Smith, Everett (Louise) Berensen, Shirley Wood, Boyd (Norma) Berensen, Billie Jean (Albert) Schoenberger, Esta Lee (Joe) Mason, Carlyle (Pat) Berensen, Carolyn Black, Carol (Arlen) Beeton, Richard (Penny) Berensen; and sister-in-law, Lois Berensen. He was preceded in death by parents; two brothers, Jess and Brent; sister, Norma Larsen; and four brothers and sister-in-laws, Howard Smith, Lynn Larsen, Don Wood and Allan Black.

Funeral services will be held at the Ferron Blue Hills LDS Ward Chapel (Old Chapel) on Tuesday, March 2, 11 a.m., with a viewing an hour prior at the church. Interment, Ferron City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

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