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Floyd McKee

PRICE - Floyd McKee, 82, of Price, passed away Sept. 8, 2004.

Born April 7, 1922, son of Bert and Eliza May Sherman McKee. He married Reva Gordon Marshall McKee on June 26, 1955 in Salt Lake City.

Floyd is a member of the LDS Church. He served four years in the U.S. Navy and retired from Utah Power & Light in 1986. He enjoyed traveling with the Good Sam's and prospecting.

He is survived by wife of 51 years; one son, Kim (Laurie) McKee of Kemmerer, Wyo.; three stepchildren, Bob (Beth) Marshall of Huntington; Donna (Garth) Stokes of Carbonville; Hazel McMullin of Cleveland; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.Preceded in death by two grandsons, Christopher Brereton and Robert June Marshall; three brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 13, 1 p.m at the Spring Glen LDS Chapel. Interment, Huntington Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

Efren Martinez

HELPER/SALT LAKE - Devoted father, grandfather, brother and uncle, Arthur Efren Martinez, age 56, returned to his heavenly father on Sept. 11, 2004.

Born June 22, 1948 in Price to the late Fermin and Josephine Benevidez Martinez. Married Lynda Garcia Martinez, later divorced.

He was a graduate of Carbon High School Class of 1966, and served in the U.S. Army which included a tour of duty in the Vietnam War. He was awarded with two Commendation Medals for heroism. Member of the Catholic Church.

We love you and miss you dearly daddy. We have you forever in our hearts.

Survived by two daughters, Effie Martinez, Laub, Ohio; Destini Martinez, Salt Lake City; two granddaughters; eight grandsons, Bernell (Eva) Martinez, Helper; Nio (Pearl) Martinez, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Fermin Martinez, Kennewick, Wash.; Jerry Martinez, Colorado; sister, Rosalie Arlene Martinez, Las Vegas, Nev.; and many loving nieces and nephews who will miss his sense of humor. Preceded in death by parents; daughters, Saundra Kay Martinez Richardson; Victoria Lynn Martinez Turpin; and sister, Stella Duran Gomez.

Funeral Mass Thursday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Helper. Vigil service Wednesday evening, 7 p.m., at the church in Helper. Family will be at the church Wednesday and Thursday one hour prior to service. Committal service, Mountain View Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

Arnold Snow

PRICE/SALT LAKE CITY - Arnold Montie Snow, 87, died peacefully in the early morning hours on Sept. 13, 2004 at his home in Salt Lake City.

He was born Feb. 15, 1917 in Orangeville, to Arnold and Bessie Robertson Snow. He was the oldest of four children. He married Evelyn Branch in the Manti LDS Temple on Oct. 15, 1940. Montie was a devoted husband, loving father and caring grandfather and great-grandfather.

Montie was a graduate of Carbon High School where he was a member of the football team. He was also a member of the Carbon High School band and marched at the Chicago Worlds Fair. He was a dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For many years he was the bishop of the Price 4th Ward. During this time, the 4th Ward Chapel was built and dedicated. He was a member of the high council for the Carbon stake and served in many other callings and positions. He was an Eagle Scout. He received his Master M-Men Award. He served an honorable mission in the Southern States Mission. He was an active member of the Price Rotary Club and past president. He was a Paul Harris Fellow. He and his wife, Evelyn, served as ordinance workers in the Manti Temple for many years. For 47 years he was a newspaper distributor for Newspaper Agency in southeastern Utah, distributor of the Deseret News and the Salt Lake Tribune. He retired at age 81.

Montie is survived by children, Diana Johansen, Salt Lake City; Marcia (Ray O.) Madsen Puyallup, Wash., Arnie R. Snow, Henderson, Nev.; grandchildren, Scott P. Johansen, Jill (Jari) Bartschi, Sandra (Drake) Clarke, Christopher R. (April) Madsen, Ryan M. Madsen, Erik D. (Jennifer) Madsen, Nancy (Mark) Johnson, Andrew R. Madsen, Matthew T. Snow, Katie Snow, Cathie Snow; and 10 great-grandchildren. Also survived by sisters, Bulah Tabone, Bonnie Mae Bushman and Arnolene (Norman) Anderson; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; eternal companion and sweetheart, Evelyn who passed away on Aug. 5, 2004; son-in-law, Paul M. Johansen; granddaughter, Sallie Snow; and brothers-in-law, Pete Tabone and Mel Bushman.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m., at the Price 4th LDS Ward Chapel, 545 E. 400 North. A viewing will be Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary, 680 E. 100 South, Price and one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 Highland Park Drive, Salt Lake City, at 3 p.m. on Thursday.

Pauline Martin

PRICE - Pauline Martin, age 94, passed away Sept. 10, 2004 at the Heirloom Inn.

She was born June 12, 1910 in Pittsburg, Kans. to Charles and Jesse Morrison King, and later adopted by James L. and Mamie Powell. Married William Martin Aug. 29, 1934 in Kansas City, Mo.; he passed away March 4, 1976.

Mom was the sweetest, gentlest, most loving person on earth. She taught us to believe we could accomplish anything we wanted to do. She instilled in us the importance of family values, dedication and love. Mom always had a smile on her face and a thank you for everyone. Her favorite pastime was playing Yahtzee with her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. She will be forever loved and sorely missed.

We would like to thank the angels among us who work at the Heirloom for taking such loving care of mom.

Survived by two sons and three daughters, William Wayne (Dorothy B.) Martin, Margaret Ann (Edward L.) Ellis, both of Price; Betty Jo (K. John) Brasher, Spring Glen; Bonnie Sue (Bert B.) Boren, West Haven; John Charles Martin, Price/Beaver Dam, Ariz.; 15 loving grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, William; daughter, Nancy Mary Martin; brothers, Raymond King, Warren Powell, Wayne Powell and James Powell.

Graveside service Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m., Price City Cemetery. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Tuesday, 1 to 1:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Primary Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 58249, Salt Lake City, Utah 84158-0249.

Jack Snowball

PRICE - Jack (John) W. Snowball, age 83, passed away Sept. 10, 2004 at his home in Price.

Born Aug. 5, 1921 in Payette, Idaho to John Willard and Nellie Helen Barlow Snowball.

Jack was a born again Christian and accepted the extended hand of Jesus Christ on Sept. 10, 2004. Jack married the love of his youth, Mary DeSimone on Jan. 15, 1942. Jack and Mary spent many years working hard and raising their family. Both were always there giving and helping someone in need. Mary went home on March 18, 1977. On July 18, 1978 he married Geraldine (Geri) Coleman. Jack and Geri both had a zest for life. They were friends as well as husband and wife. They enjoyed many years of retirement including winters in Arizona with their friends, traveling and doing just about anything they wanted. Geri left this earth on Feb. 22, 2004.

Jack was raised in Nevada and Idaho and at the age of 14 was on his own. He had many interesting stories to tell about riding the rails and surviving the depression. Jack served in the United States Air Force in World War II. He was a member of the famous 351st bombardment group and spent 33 months in England at Polbrook Air Force Base. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 3 for over 50 years. He was known in many areas of the United States for his expertise in operating heavy equipment. Jack was an honorary life member of the Price Elks Lodge 1550 and the UMWA as well as a member of the Carbon County Sheriff's Posse for many years. He enjoyed his horses and had a kind heart toward animals.

Until the very end Jack maintained his quiet strength, character and dignity. He was a true gentleman.

Dear Poppie, we will miss your words of wisdom, incredible wit and never ending support in the worst of times.

Survived by daughters, Darlene Gibson, Burley, Idaho; Jackie (Jerry) Majors, New Orleans, La.; Mary Helen (Jerry) Shiew, Price; stepson, John (Ann) Dubois, Price; stepdaughter, Ginger (Dale) Bradley, Granbury, Texas; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, six step grandchildren and 12 step great-grandchildren.

Funeral service Tuesday, Sept. 14, 5 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Tuesday one hour prior to service.

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