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Olga Rodosh

SUNNYSIDE/COLUMBIA - Our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, friend and source of strength and guidance, surrounded by her loving family, went home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, May 3, 2004, in Salt Lake City.

Olga was born Oct. 4, 1909 in Trieste, Italy to Antoine and Kathryn Mervar. She came to America at the age of 16 and settled briefly in Butte, Mont., with her mother and stepather, Frank Kosmatine, where she met her future husband, Martin Rodosh. They were married Dec. 17, 1929 in Salt Lake City at the Cathedral of the Madeleine Catholic Church.

They lived in many of the Carbon County coal mining towns, from Kenilworth to Sego, finally settling in Sunnyside and Columbia for 40 plus years. That union of marriage brought a son, Martin, Jr.; daughters, Mary Ann, Judy, Dawn; and stepdaughter, Rose.

In addition to being a wonderful and loving mother and wife, Olga also worked at the East Carbon School cafeteria and was an active parishioner at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in East Carbon.

Olga had a great sense of humor. She loved her flowers and the ocean. But most of all, she loved her family, especially the children. For Olga, her family was everything, the center of her life.

When Martin Sr. passed away Aug. 10,1965, she moved to Salt Lake City, where she was employed at the LDS Hospital for more than 20 years. She was a member of the Slovenia Lodge 168 in Helper, and a parishioner of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in Holladay.

She is survived by daughters, Mary Ann (Burton) Reynolds, Ventura, Calif.; Judy (Jack) Reese, Sun Lakes, Ariz.; Dawn (Jack) Foreman, Salt Lake City, daughter-in-law, Mary Kathryn Rodosh, Las Vegas, Nev.; and nephew, Louie (Angelina) Rados, Roseville, Calif. Her legacy includes, 16 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, one great-nephew and one great-great-granddaughter. Olga was preceded in death by parents, husband, son, stepdaughter, nephew, son-in-law and great-grandson.

Special heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the Garden Terrace Facility Sunflower Court Nurses and CareAides for their personal concern, compassion and outstanding care given to Olga and her family during these difficult final days. We wish to also thank Jessica Maher of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Parish for the spiritual care and support given to Olga and the family. These individuals are true angels among us.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, 11 a.m., at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 1375 East Spring Lane. Vigil service will be Thursday, 7 p.m., where friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m. at the church. Burial, Price City Cemetery, 595 East 400 North, under the direction of Neil O'Donnell and Sons.

The family suggest contributions to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 771 East Winchester, Murray, Utah 84107 or St. Vincent de Paul School Endowment Fund, 1385 East Spring Lane, Holladay, Utah 84117.

Anthony Gallegos

PRICE - Anthony Bobby Gallegos passed away April 24, 2004 surrounded by loved ones after a long courageous battle with cancer..

Anthony was born March 25, 1960 in Price.

He was an avid fisherman, who loved the great outdoors. He was passionate about boxing and football and proudly wore his Oakland Raiders cap.

He always took time to talk and made all of us feel important and loved.

He is survived by mother, Viola Gallegos; wife and sweetheart, Shelly; daughter, Whitney; son, Colton; brothers, Joe Jr. (Mariella) Gallegos, Moses Gallegos, Jim (Carla) Gallegos, Flora Martinez (Doug Tollis), Chuck (Machel) Gallegos, Scott (Michelle) Gallegos, and Mel Gallegos (Lisa Rainy). Also survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Anthony was preceded in death by father, Joe Gallegos; sister, Eve; brother, Charles Vincent; and nephew, Coleman Twitchell.

Funeral services were Thursday, April 29, at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway. Interment, South Jordan City Cemetery.

Bessie Protopappas

PRICE - Bessie Protopappas passed away May 2, 2004 in Roseville, Calif. She was 89 years of age.

Born on March 30, 1915 to her now deceased parents, Gust and Jenny Pappas, who raised seven brother and sisters in Price.

A former 40-year resident of Sacramento, Calif., Bessie had lived in Roseville for the past four years Calif.

For over 30 years, Bessie enjoyed a career in food service. She worked in schools, hospitals and retirement home dining rooms as a supervisor and dietician before retiring in 1981.

She was past president of Phioptochos Society of Price.

Bessie loved to entertain her family with her cooking. She was an exceptional baker and cook of her native Greek dishes.

Missing her greatly are three sons, Michael Protopappas of Alaska; Eugene Protopappas of San Francisco, Calif.; and Steven Protopappas of Roseville, Calif.; grandchildren, Nikki Yates, Christy Protopappas, Anastasia Protopappas; great-grandchildren, Nathan Yates, Noel Yates, Jacob Yates and Natalie Yates; sister, Mary Lines of Salt Lake City; and nearly 50 wonderful nieces and nephews.

The visitation is 4 to 9 p.m., Thursday, May 6, with Trisagion service at 7:30 p.m., at Mount Vernon Mortuary, 8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks, Calif. Funeral service Tuesday, May 11, 11 a.m., Assumption Greek Orthodox Church. Trisagion service Monday evening, 7 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Monday and Tuesday one hour prior to services. Friends are welcome at Mitchell's daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Interment, Price City Cemetery.

Gifts of remembrances may be sent to the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, POBox 688, Price, Utah 84501.

Nick Thomas

HELPER - Nick Thomas, our loving father, left this mortal existence on Tuesday, May 4, 2004.

Dad was born Nov. 23, 1907 in Garfield to Anton Tomlenovich and Mary Simonich. He spent most of his life in Carbon County, where he met and married Fern Stevenson.

At age 14, he began working in the coal mines and later joined the highway patrol, from which he retired.

Dad was instrumental in organizing the UMWA in the county and active in the Democratic Party, working for both local and state candidates.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was a very caring and generous person to all he knew.

His sons, Bob (Dolores), Houston, Texas; Mike, Spring Glen; daughter, Saundra (Jim) Herriman; 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren survive him. His beloved wife and daughters, Donna and Nedra preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 8, 1 p.m., at Helper LDS Stake Center. A viewing will be from 11:30a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Price City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to Shriner's or Primary Child-ren's Hospital or Make-A-Wish Foundation will be appreciated.

John Pell

WELLINGTON - John W. Pell, age 72, died May 3, 2004 at Castleview Hospital while surrounded by his loving family.

Born May 2, 1932 in Fruita, Colo., to Elmer Royal and Bertha Pearl Groves Pell. Married Phyllis Cooper May 2, 1955 in Raton, N.M.

Longtime resident of Wellington.

John honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a tree trimmer contractor for Utah Power & Light.

He had a special love for his grandchildren.

John enjoyed farming, horses, leather work and woodworking. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Survived by wife, Phyllis; daughter, Meloday Pell; two sons, Bruce Pell and Edward (JayLynn) Pell; three grandsons and one granddaughter, L.J., J.D., Bobbie and Garrit Pell, all of Wellington; brother, Earl (Lynette) Pell, Craig Colo.; sister, Shirley (Calvin) Clements, Grand Junction, Colo. Preceded in death by parents; son, Darrell; and two brothers, Arnold and William Pell.

Graveside service will be Friday, May 7, 11 a.m., Wellington City Cemetery. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday one hour prior to service.

Ruth Maulsby

PRICE - Ruth Craven Maulsby died May 1, 2004 in a local Petaluma convalescent hospital at the age of 94 years.

She was born July 8, 1909 in Kalispell, Mont., to Walter Sidney Craven and Ethel Craven, members of Montana pioneering families.She and John were married in 1929 in Farm-ington and later moved to Carbon County, where John was a mining engineer.

She graduated from high school in Ogden, attended Westminster College and University of Utah, majoring in mocrobiology. During World War II, Ruth worked as a director of the welfare department in Carbon County for six years. She received a commendation from President Harry S. Truman for her service as a field medical officer.

She was a member of Price Community Methodist Church and PEO. Following the death of her husband, she moved to Petaluma, Calif., in 1990.

Survivors include daughters, Marilynn Taylor of Bakersfield, Calif.; Louise Lattimore and husband, Roy of Petaluma, Calif.; Maizie Lois Ault and husband, Jim, Bella Vista, Ark.; sister-in-law, Lorraine Craven of Bodega Bay, Calif.; seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband of 59 years, John T. Maulsby; brothers, Robert Craven, Dr. Wayne Craven; sister, Mary Louise Craven; and a grandchild.

A memorial service will be Saturday, May 15, 1:30 p.m. at Cathedral Church of St. Mark, 231 E. First South, Salt Lake City under the direction of Parent-Sorensen Mortuary & Crematory, Petaluma, Calif.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Petaluma Hospice or Petaluma United Methodist Church.

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