OREM - Alvin J. Gauio, aka Big Al, beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Alvin J. Gaudio, age 80, passed away March 2, 2004 in Orem.
He was born June 1, 1923 in Provo, to Luigi and Lavina Gaudio.
Al married Alice Crawford in 1941, later divorced. He later married Jeanne Hersom July 29, 1975 in Hawaii. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Mount Timpanogos LDS Temple in October 1996.
After graduating from Provo High in 1941, Al moved to California to study shoe repair.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 through 1946. He moved to Provo and began working for Geneva Steel.
In 1953, he started working for the BSA and moved to Price. He remained in Price until 1963, when he was offered a position with the BSA in Orange County, Calif.
The family moved to Orem in 1977, where they purchased Vern's Beehive, renaming it Big Al's Boot and Shoe Repair.
The shop was in operation for 20 years. The second floor of the business served as a BSA museum.
Al retired from the shoe repair business in 1997. He was an honorary lifetime member of the Provo Timp Lions Club which sponsors Troop 717, a special needs troop.
Al and Jeanne have provided more than a century of service to the BSA.
Al is survived by his wife of 29 years, Jeanne; children, Michael (Sharon) Gaudio, Manteca, Calif.; Larry (Donna) Gaudio, Spanish Fork; Alice (James) Gollwitzer, Provo; David (Paula) Gaudio, Buena Park, Calif.; Gino Gaudio, Provo; stepchildren, Ray (Karen) Hersom, Orange, Calif.; Jeff Hersom, Sandy; and Chelley (Marty) Hunsaker, Payson; 27 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents; brother; sister; son, Richard Louis Gaudio; and stepson, Jerry Hersom.
Funeral service will be Saturday, March 6, 11 a.m., at the Orem 6th LDS Ward Chapel, 365 South 900 East. Viewing will be Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Berg Mortuary, 185 E. Center Street, Provo, as well as Saturday morning at the church one hour prior to services. Interment, Provo City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations for the family will be accepted at Central Bank in Al Gaudio's name.
CASTLE DALE - Kelley Hansen was born Nov. 10, 1957 and grew up in Price, Hurricane and Moab with his four brothers, Kevin, Kim, Kolynn and Kirk and parents, Calvin Hansen and Shirley Morley.
He greatfully served an LDS mission in 1978 and married his sweetheart, Lisa Borget, in the Jordan River LDS Temple.
The greatest achievement together has been their children Kira, 15; K.C 13; and Kyler, 8. They have lived in the Castle Dale area where Kelley has been employed in the mines.
Kelley Hansen's life was not about his disease, even though it took all that he had not to be consumed by it for the past five years.
Kelley dearly loved his wife's parents, Dave and Darlene Borget; stepfather, Ferr Black-burn; grandmother, Rose Marley; and the many other supportive family and friends who have blessed his life in numerous ways and who anxiously await their reunion with him. Kim preceded him in death in 1969.
Funeral services will be Saturday, March 6, 11 a.m., at the Castle Dale 3rd LDS Ward, 165 West 800 North. A viewing will be at 9:30 a.m. prior to services, where friends and family may call. Interment, Price City Cemetery under the direction of SereniCare Funeral Directors.