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Nina Blackburn

EMERY-Nina Anderson Blackburn, age 85, passed away Oct. 10, 2004 in Ferron.

She was born July 18, 1919 in Emery to Niels P. and Annie Louise Abelin Anderson. She married Elbert T. Blackburn Oct. 7, 1935 in Castle Dale, later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.

Nina derived happiness from the simple things in life.

She excelled at quilt making, all her children and grand children having received a quilt made with love in every stitch.

She loved working in her yard, where she raised beautiful roses.

As a member of the LDS Church, Nina held numerous callings.

Above all, she had a deep and abiding love for her family, by whom she will be deeply missed.

Nina is survived by her children: Morris and Phyllis of Emery, Louise McKean of Salt Lake City, and Karla and Everett Ekker of Price, nine grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by one sister, Elda Tuft. Preceded in death by her husband, children Sheldon and Peggy, one grandchild and one great-grandchild, and 12 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 15, at 1 p.m. at the Emery LDS Chapel, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the Emery Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

Phyllis Mede

HIAWATHA - Phyllis Mede passed away in October 2004.

Phyllis was born in 1916. She was raised in Hiawatha by her parents, Justina and Joseph Bergant, with her brothers, Dolphy and Joey.

She graduated from Carbon High School. She later moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where she married Carl LaMont and had a daughter, Carol.

She was always popular and energetic and loved her family above all else.

She later remarried in 1950 to Earnest (Bizjak) Mede. Earnest was also raised in Carbon County and passed away in 1993.

Phyllis worked for many years as an executive secretary; however, her most crowning accomplishment was the years that she spent as second violin with the Burbank Symphony Orchestra. Only seven years ago she took up the keyboard with weekly lessons.

In her later years she enjoyed traveling with her daughter, Carol, by whom she is survived.

There will be a memorial service on Oct. 23 at St. Charles Catholic Church in North Hollywood, Calif.

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