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Bertha Carrillo

EAST CARBON - Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Bertha Duran Carrillo, age 72, passed away Sept. 19, 2004 peacefully and graciously at her lifelong occupational home of Castleview Hospital in Price after suffering a stroke.

Born Jan. 16, 1932 in Pagosa Springs, Colo., to Jose and Darita Rupert Duran. Married Thomas. G. Carrillo Feb. 25, 1947 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in East Carbon. They were married 37 years. He passed away May 13, 1984.

Graduate of Carbon College, College of Eastern Utah and Weber State University in nursing.

She always wanted to become a nurse and started her 47-year career of being a thoughtful and caring nurse with Carbon Hospital.

She later was instrumental in opening the intensive care unit at Castleview Hospital, where she remained until her first retirement.

Bertha enjoyed her last years as a business owner of Tender Hearts Home Health in Moab and Price.

Her final nursing status was as a registered nurse at the Heirloom Inn Residence in Price.

She will be greatly missed by all.

Survived by children, Gloria Carrillo, West Valley; Mark (Alayne) Carrillo, Price; Leonard Carrillo, East Carbon; three grandchildren, Jennifer Ruiz, Breanne Ruiz, Zade Carrillo, one great-grandchild, Miranda Doporto; three sisters and one brother, Mary (Mike) Zaccaria; Mabel (Tulou) Wolfgramm; Dolores (Manual) Lopez; Louis (Betty) Duran; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Thomas; and two sons, Juan and Thomas Jr.

Funeral Mass Friday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church, Price. Family will be at Notre Dame Church Friday one hour prior to Mass. Vigil service Thursday evening, 7 p.m., at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in East Carbon. Visitation with family members one hour prior to service and immediately following the vigil service in Good Shepherd social hall. Committal service, Price City Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

Jack Matekovic

SPRING GLEN - Jack Matekovic, age 75, passed away Sept. 15, 2004 at his home in Spring Glen.

He was born Nov. 26, 1928 in Spring Glen to Martin and Mary Vuksinick Matekovic. He was the 13th of 17 children. Married Helen Drazich on June 26, 1954 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Helper.

Jack entered the coal mines at the age of 17 and retired as a mine inspector/supervisor with MSHA.

He proudly served his country in the Korean War as a member of the Army.

Jack was a member of the Knights of Columbus and participated in different church activities at St. Anthony's. He loved to garden and always shared his fruit and vegetables with family, friends, and neighbors. In years past, he liked to listen and dance to polkas and waltzes. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his dog, Muggsy.

Jack was loved greatly by his wife and family and will be dearly missed. We will miss his smile, his laugh, his wit, and his wisdom. We were truly blessed to have such a wonderful man in our lives. He will live on each of us in his own special way.

Jack is survived by wife, Helen; son, Jack (Pam) Matekovic, Helper; daughters, Valerie Oaks, Las Vegas, Nev.; Lisa (Paul) Richens, Price; three grandsons, J.K. Matekovic, Chad Oaks and Nathan Richens; three granddaughters, Katie Jo Matekovic, Jessica Oaks and Ashley Richens; sisters, Kathryn (Andre) Semeteys, Martina Loveless, Betty (Don) LaRue, Nelly (Wayne) Lewis, Dorothy Diamanti, Barbara (Blair) Anderson, Vivian (John) Lewis and Charlene (Ted) Milovich; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; three brothers, Martin, Carlo and Bill; five sisters, Honora, Mary, Anne, Carolyn and Helen.

Funeral Mass Saturday, Sept. 18, St. Anthony Catholic Church. Vigil service Friday evening, Mitchell Funeral Home, Price. Committal service, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to a charity of your choice.

John Hudson

PRICE/SALT LAKE CITY - John C. Hudson, age 101, passed away peacefully on Sept. 18, 2004.

Born Aug. 22, 1903 in Denton, Texas, to Wilson and Lela Lawler Hudson. He was the eldest of five children. Married Rula Mildred Howell Feb. 18, 1830; marriage later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. She passed away Aug. 27, 1991. Married Ivie G. Verner Dec. 21, 1991.

John retired from the telephone company with 38 years.

He was a member of CWA, telephone pioneers and lifetime member of the Elks Lodge.

The family wishes to thank Silverado Senior Living and Hearts for Hospice for their kindness and help.

"Gone fishing."

Survived by daughter, Janice (Mike) Wolf; daughter-in-law, Ethyl Hudson; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, three-great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Cleo Doughty and Lela Morrison. Preceded in death by wife, Rula; sons, Clark and Daryl; and two brothers.

Funeral service Friday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main, Price. Family will be at Mitchell's one hour prior to service. Graveside service, 2:30 p.m., Vine Bluff Cemetery, Nephi.

Sarah Brinkerhoff

HUNTINGTON - Sarah Brinkerhoff, age 86, passed away Sept. 14, 2004 at her home in Huntington.

She was born April 4, 1918 in Standardville to Alma Asahel and Artemissia Burnett Scoville. She married James Afton Brinkerhoff Oct. 1, 1938 in Price. He passed away Dec. 24, 1977.

Sarah was a talented homemaker, sharing whatever she made with family and friends.

Sarah is survived by brothers, Alma Scovill of Green River; Claude Scovill of Orangeville; sisters, Helen Dunford of Cedar City; Emma Jean Chidister of Price; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Huntington LDS Stake Center. Burial, Huntington Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

Patsy Gragg

PRICE - Patsy Lou Gragg, age 66, passed away Sept. 18, 2004 at Castleview Hospital in Price.

Born Feb. 4, 1938 in Standardville to Samuel Lee and Lenore Howard Gragg.

Patsy had a deep love for the Lord, a kind heart and was always concerned for the well-being of others.

As a loving caregiver, she made sure that her family was well cared for.

She loved animals and will be dearly missed by her family.

Survived by sisters, Vivian Lee Martin, La Habra, Calif.; Claudia Gragg, Price; and numerous loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Damon and Gene Gragg; sisters, Gloria Jean and Dora May Ceal.

Graveside service Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2 p.m., Price City Cemetery. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Tuesday from 1 to 1:45 p.m.

Marba Schicke

SPRING GLEN - Marba Schicke, age 84, passed away Sept. 15, 2004 in Salt Lake City.

She was born Oct. 7, 1921 in Price to George and Dora Cowell Spencer. She married John Schicke in California and they were residents of Carbon County for the past 20 years. He preceded her in death.

Marba attended Long Beach State University until she married to John.

She enjoyed painting and playing the violin, but most of all she loved being a mother and grandmother.

She is survived by three daughters, Sandra Peterson and Susan Lightfoot, both of California; and Trina Hall of Salt Lake City; and grandchildren, Brenda, Kimberly and Jeremy.

Charles Gallegos

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Charles Gabriel Gallegos, 61, of Grand Junction, Colo., passed away at his home Sept. 17, 2004.

Born March 24, 1943 to Cosme and Pauline Flores Gallegos at Del Norte, Colo. He married Maria Elena Helen Flores.

He spent his childhood in Carbon County and graduated from Carbon High School.

Charles served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1964, serving in Germany. He worked as a warehouse supervisor/clerk for the railroad industry.

Before moving to Grand Junction, Colo., he had lived in Price; Ogden; Sacramento, Calif.; Denver, Colo.; and Elko, Nev.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the Elks Club.

Mr. Gallegos enjoyed golf and working in his shop.

He is survived by his wife, Helen, and mother Pauline Gallegos both of Price; sons, Troy Gallegos of Denver, Colo.; Dave Gallegos of Grand Junction, Colo.; brothers, Sam (Virginia) Gallegos, John (Carmel) Gallegos, all of Price; sisters, Yvonne (Roy) Nikkus and Marcella (George) Hillas

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at Martin Mortuary Chapel, with a rosary commencing at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Saturday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

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