PRICE - William "Bill" G. Gentry, age 48, passed away July 2, 2004 at his home in Price.
He was born Jan. 26, 1956 in Price to William C. and Glenda Estella Rich Gentry. Married Cheryl Stone Nov. 12, 1983 in Grand Junction, Colo.; later divorced.
Lifelong resident of Carbon County, where he attended local schools.
Bill was a former employee of ECDC for 15 years and at the time of his death he was employed by Nielson Construction.
Bill had an appreciation for antiques and he became an avid bottle collector. He loved to dig in the dirt and he could grow any plant he stuck in the ground.
He was kind, generous and loyal to his family. He will be dearly missed by all.
Survived by three children, Kacy (Eddie) Martinez, Brenda Gentry, Charley Gentry, all of Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, Robert A. (Lorraine) Gentry, Craig (Janice) Gentry, both of Price; three grandchildren, Isaac, Jaceson and Emilie. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Delmont and Kim Gentry.
Memorial service Saturday, July 10, 2 p.m., Price Pioneer Park.
ELMO - Charles Merwin Johansen, 88 of Elmo, passed away July 6, 2004 in Price.
He was born Nov. 3, 1915 in Cleveland to Charles Antone and Sophia Ann Timothy Johansen. Married Cora Larie Oliver May 22, 1946 in Elmo.
Charles was a member of the LDS Church and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
His life's work and favorite hobby were farming and ranching.
Survived by wife, Larie; children, Carol (Steve) Hoke, Youngstown, Pa.; Wilma (Richard) Snow, Kaysville; Kerwin (Cathy) Johansen, Roosevelt; Larry Johansen, Elmo; Peggy Schade, Huntington; Pete (Marva) Johansen, Price; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Also survived by sister, Leah Nelon, St. George; and three brothers, Roy Johansen, Elmo; Lloyd Johansen, Price; and Glendon Johansen, Cleveland. Preceded in death by parents; son, Lee Grant Johansen; grandson, Andrew Charles Johansen; and a great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be Monday, July 12, at 11 a.m. at the Elmo LDS Chapel, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial, Elmo Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.
ELMO - Virl Evert Winder, age 94, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather, passed away Sunday, June 27, 2004, in Price.
Virl was born April 26, 1910 in Desert Lake to Charles William and Caroline Elizabeth Mills Winder. He married Thelma Black from Blanding on March 13, 1932. Their first home was in Desert Lake in 1934. In 1942, they moved to Price, where he worked as a mechanic. They moved to Elmo in 1948. Thelma passed away Sept. 20, 1986.
He was raised in the Desert Lake and Cedar Mountain areas. He attended school in Desert Lake, Victor and Cleveland. He was a member of the LDS Church.
Virl was a sheepherder, farmer, rancher, cattleman and mechanic. He was the presiding justice of the peace in Elmo for five years. He retired from the Lion Coal Co. at Wattis after 18 years as a tipple mechanic. He then worked for the Val Jensen Farm Equipment Shop in Cleveland and Huntington for several years and did custom farm work.
Virl had been recognized for his service in improving land grazing, water improvement and fencing improvements. He was a former president of the Buckhorn Cattleman Association and a former board member of the Huntington-Cleveland Irrigation Company. Virl's hobbies were work and family.
Virl is survived by children, Evert William (Gloria), Price; Emma LaRae (Louis, deceased); Weber and Dorothy Elaine and John Junior of Elmo; eight grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by siblings, Phillip (Viola) Winder and Ada Marie Willson of Elmo; Zina Tabor of Price; and Harold (May) Winder and LaVan Dale (Lou) Winder of Missouri. He was preceded in death by his wife, four children, parents, four brothers and two sisters.
Services were July 1 at the Elmo LDS Chapel. Interment, Victor Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.
Helper/Ventura, Calif. - Lois Mae Marvosh of Ventura, Calif. passed away due to cancer at her beach home on Jan. 12, 2004.
Lois was born in Helper on March 8, 1927 to George and Bertha Spratling. She married Joseph Marvosh in 1946 and he preceded her in death in 1997.
For over 27 years, she was a teacher for Los Angeles School District and, prior to her retirement in 2000, was a special education instructor.
Her children, Brent Marvosh of Great Falls, Mont.; Susan Speer of Woodland Hills, Calif.; Mitch Marvosh of Ventura, Calif.; and five grandchildren survived her. Her sister, June Oliveto of Price, passed away on June 7, 2004.
A memorial service was Jan. 19 in California at the Westlake First United Methodist Church. Cremation has taken place and Lois will now be interred next to her beloved husband at the Helper cemetery. The family is inviting area residents who knew Lois to attend the graveside service at the Hel[er cemetery at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 16. A reception will follow at the Price Elks Lodge.
ORANGEVILLE - Garth Lynn Oliverson, age 76, passed away July 3, 2004 in Ferron.
He was born Oct. 9, 1927 in Franklin, Idaho, to George Lynn and Ila Christensen Oliverson. He married Sonja "Toni" Earley Oct. 2, 1967 in Elko, Nev., later solemnized in the Jordan River LDS Temple April 28, 1984.
He loved camping with his family and was a great story teller. He really loved the old-time country music. Most of all, he loved his grandchildren and they loved him.
He served his country for two years in the U.S. Army and two years in the Navy.
He worked all his life as a truck driver in road construction and was a member of the Teamsters Union.
Garth is survived by his wife, Toni of Orangeville; three sons, Clay Oliverson and his wife, Tammy, Castle Dale; Neil W. Earley, Ogden; Bryan D. Oliverson, Salt Lake City; seven beautiful granddaughters and one very special grandson. Also survived by brother, Glade Oliverson, Washington; and sisters, Connie Millard and Maxine Anderson, both of Idaho. Preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
Graveside services were Tuesday, July 6, at the Orangeville Cemetery.
HELPER - Rejoice and remember Alex Yoklavich, who passed away July 1, 2004.
Survived by proud and loving parents, Joe and Heidi Yoklavich; and big brother, TyTy.
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