PRICE - LaMont H. Kartchner, age 80, passed away July 8, 2004 at Parkdale Care Center.
Born Dec. 1, 1923 in Blanding, to Henry and Nora Black Kartchner. Married Darlene Blackburn Mabbutt July 1, 1961 in Spring Glen.
LaMont was a longtime resident of Carbon County and partner of K&M Construction where he built many homes and businesses in Carbon and Emery Counties. He was a retired member and business representative for the Carpenter's Union Local 2202. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member and past president of the Carbon Country Club. LaMont enjoyed golfing, camping, gardening, sports and a good game of cards with his buddies. His greatest love was for his family and grandchildren.
Survived by wife, Darlene Kartchner, Price; five daughters and two sons, Dawn (Jim) Leonard, East Carbon; LaLani (Sam) Haymes, Fruit Heights; Pat (Nyal) Nessen, St. George; Kathy Mabbutt, Roosevelt; DeAnn Mabbutt, Price; Randy (Bobby) Mabbutt, Price; Ray (LaRae) Cook, Roosevelt; sister, Jean Laws, Carbonville; 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; daughters, Penny Kay and Lee Kartchner; two grandsons; and two sisters.
Funeral services were July 12 at Mitchell Funeral Home. Interment, Price City Cemetery.
SUNNYSIDE - Robert Ruben Doporto, age 53, died July 6, 2004 at the University of Utah Hospital after a long illness.
Born June 18, 1951 in Oakcreek, Colo. to Melchor Doporto Sr. and Emma M. Mercado. Married Vicki Ann Ruesch March 4, 1972 in East Carbon.
Longtime resident of Sunnyside where he worked at Kaiser Steel for many years. Robert enjoyed football, arts, rock-n-roll and playing the drums. He enjoyed his family and he loved to make everyone laugh. He will be dearly missed by family, friends and little buddies "Buffy" and Bo Bo".
Survived by wife, Vicki Ann Doporto, Sunnyside; two sons and one daughter, Daniel R. Doporto, Robert Chase Doporto Jr., Jessica Layne Doporto; granddaughter, Miranda Danielle Doporto, all of Salt Lake City; brothers and sisters, Eddie (Corrina) Doporto, Sunnyside; David (Marcella) Doporto, Price; Richard (Sandy) Doporto, Salt Lake CIty; Michael (Diane) Doporto, Price; Evylen (Jim) MacLean, Price; Eleanor (Larry) Watson, St. George; sister-in-law, Rose Doporto, Price; mother-in-law, Flora Ruesch, Springdale; sister-in-law, Peggy (Rick) Knocke, Tucson, Ariz.; and many, many nieces and nephpews that he loved dearly. Preceded in death by parents; two brothers, Daniel and Melchor Jr.
Funeral service were Saturday, July 10, at Mitchell Funeral Home. Vigil service was Friday evening at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in East Carbon.
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.
MOAB/Virginia - Tyson Booth "Taz" Bradford, 20, of Waynesboro, Va., passed away July 5, 2004 at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville as a result of an automobile accident.
Taz was born Nov. 10, 1983 in Moab, to Joan Johnson Bradford and the late Gary L. Bradford.
He was a technician at Express Lube and enjoyed his car and fishing. He loved his friends and helping other people, especially his nieces and nephews.
Survived by mother, Joan Johnson Bradford; and her lifetime partner, Mark Thompson of Waynesboro, Va., fiancee, Annie Fretwell of Sherando, Va.; brother, Rocco R. Bradford; and sister, Crystal N. Bradford, Waynesboro, Va.; niece, Macy R. Chapman, twin nephews, Rusty T. and Riley C. Bradford; paternal grandfather, Tom Bradford of Blanding; paternal grandmother, Bobbie Jolley of Staunton, Va.; maternal grandparents, Glen Dale and Darline Johnson of Green River; many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by father, Gary L. Bradford on Dec. 13, 2002.
Memorial services were held at his home in Waynesboro on Saturday, July 10, and a memorial service will also be held in Utah at a later date.
PRICE/SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Geraldine May Krebs Shucker, 88, of San Diego, died at the Heirloom Inn on June 22, 2004.
She was born in St. Louis, Mo.
Gerry was a music teacher and housewife. She had recently relocated to Price to be close to her son, the Rev. Courtney A. Shucker II, Pastor of Ascension St. Matthew's Church, following the April death of her husband of 60 years, Courtney.
A Communion Service of Remembrance and Celebration will be held in San Diego on Sunday, July 18, followed by interment at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery. Memorial funds for Court and for Gerry Shucker have been established at Christ Lutheran Church, 4761 Cass Street, San Diego, CA 92109 under the arrangements of Mitchell Funeral Home and Pacific Beach Chapel.