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Marty Naranjo

EAST CARBON - Marty Rafael Naranjo, age 24, passed away Jan. 24, 2005 in East Carbon.

Born June 27, 1980 in Price to Willie and Thelma Jaramillo Naranjo.

Member Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Marty had a great sense of humor and a special way of making everyone laugh. He enjoyed playing baseball, wrestling and hockey.

Marty's greatest enjoyment was spending time with his son, Jax, and he was also awaiting the birth of his daughter, Marty, in May.

Survived by parents, Willie and Thelma Naranjo, East Carbon; fiance, Esperanza Jaramillo, East Carbon; brothers and sisters, Tamara (Luis) Trujillo, Clearfield; Willie Naranjo Jr., Ogden; James Naranjo, Marc Naranjo, both of Salt Lake City; Danielle Espinoza, Price; Bill Espinoza, Paul Naranjo, both of East Carbon; grandmother, Edilia Jaramillo, Layton; special niece and nephew, Gage and Shaley; many other loving nieces and nephews; special uncles, Joe Naranjo and Jake Jaramillo. Preceded in death by grandparents, Simona and Mel Naranjo; and grandpa, Rafael Jaramillo Jr.

Memorial graveside service Thursday, Jan. 27, 1 p.m., Price City Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

Neldon Reid Bishop

OREM - Our beloved Neldon Reid Bishop, 81 of Orem, died of cancer at his home Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005.

He was born Feb. 20, 1923 in Sunnyside to Robert O. and Clara Ludeen Christensen Bishop.

He lived in Carbon and Emery counties and graduated from North Emery High School. He served in the CCCs and in the Army Air Corps in WWII, where he was a POW. His name and picture are in the Smithsonian. He graduated from Utah Trade Tech as a boiler maker and worked at Geneva Steel for 35 years.

He married Dortha Jean Reid on June 20, 1947. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They had five children, Don Bishop, Simi Valley, Calif.; Debbie (Bruce) Hamilton, Provo; Diana (John) Alba, Las Vegas, Nev.; Karen (Guenther) Draudt, Orem; and Barbara (Mike) Parry, Highland.

He was an active member of the LDS Church, serving in many callings. He was a high priest and served in the Provo and Timpanogos LDS temples as an ordinance and veil worker for five years.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jean; his five children, 29 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ford Bishop, California, and Bobby Bishop, Price; two sisters, Erma Ball, Price, and Verga Mock, Sandy. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. at the Geneva Heights 4th LDS Ward, 857 W. 800 North, Orem. Friends may call Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 E. 800 North, Orem, and one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the Orem City Cemetery with full military rites.

David Parkin

PRICE - David Andrew Parkin, age 31, passed away Jan. 20, 2005 in Price.

David was a loving father, son, brother and friend. He was born June 4, 1973 in Murray to Ron and Marlene Parkin.

Dave is survived by his son, Carson; his mother; his brothers, Shane and Robert; his twin sister, Diane; and his close friends. There was never a time that Dave could not be depended upon to help his family or his friends. Dave had serious health problems and he sacrificed his life to be with his family when his father was dying. Dave was a very private person and he did not owe anyone, friends or family, an explanation for his health conditions.

Dave lived for his son, Carson, and he prayed that he would get to spend more time with him. There was not a day when he did not think of that little guy and Dave always bragged about how smart Carson was and how athletic he was, just like his father.

Dave was the glue that held his entire family together; he was constantly on the phone with one relative or the other. He never looked down on anyone and he offered his hand when someone was feeling low.

Dave, we all loved you and you were special to your family. We will watch over your son for you and give him the love that you would have expected. You were the greatest brother, son and father. We will never forget you and we will always be with you.

We would like to say thanks to our special family members and special friends. We would not have survived without their kind hearts and donations to help us get through these tough times. In addition, a special thank you to Mitchell Funeral Home and the police officers who gave us comfort on the day of Dave's passing. You will not be forgotten.

Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main Street in Price.

Patrick F. Bailey

PRICE - Patrick Franklin Bailey, age 51, passed away Jan. 24, 2005 while doing what he loved, riding his motorcycle.

Born Nov. 24, 1953 in Los Angeles, Calif., to Robert Lee and Katherine Ann Mahon Bailey. Married Betty Jean Stevens Feb. 12, 1982 in Myers, Calif.

Patrick was an active member of the Free and Accepted Masons of Utah, where he was a member and past master of Orient Lodge 15 of Green River, currently serving as secretary. Member Joppa Lodge 26 of Price. Member of York Rite Freemasonry, where he was past high priest of Price Chapter 6 Royal Arch Masons, past illustrious master of Solomon Council 4 Royal and Select Masters and past commander of Charles Fred Jennings Commandery 6, all of Price. Member and past grand commander of the Knights Templar of Utah, 2002-2003; illustrious grand master of the Cryptic Masons, grand scribe of Royal Arch Masons of Utah, Bonneville Conclave, Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine, Knights of the York Cross of Honor, PETRA Tabernacle, past thrice illustrious master of the Order of the Silver Trowel and Past Commanders Association of Utah. Member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Orient of Utah, where he was a 32nd degree mason and honored as a knight commander of the court of honor. Member El Kalah Temple, Ancient Arabic Order, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Royal Order of Jesters, past preeminent governor of Camp Floyd York Rite College of Utah and grand governor of Utah for the Grand Sovereign College of North America.

Patrick owned and operated Bailey's Gunsmithing, where he enjoyed shooting and building custom rifles and pistols.

He loved his Harleys, attending bike rallies and riding with his family and friends. He was ready to ride at a moment's notice, regardless of what needed to be done.

Patrick was currently employed at Etzel Realty, where he was serving as a director on the Carbon/Emery Board of Realtors and was honored a past rookie of the year. He received his GRI and CRS designations and was working on his associate broker license.

His carefree personality, smile and ability to make people laugh will be cherished in hearts forever. His special bond with his son, Sean, was more than father and son; they were best friends.

God bless and ride on angel wings ...

Survived by his loving wife, Betty Jean Bailey; son and best friend, Sean R. Bailey, both of Price; and a community of friends who are his family. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Masonic funeral service Saturday, Jan. 29, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main Street in Price. Family will be at Mitchell's Friday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Scottish Rite Children's Learning Center or the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, c/o Utah Masonic Grand Lodge, 650 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84102.

Tom Kelley

PRICE - Our loving dad, grandpa, son, brother and uncle, John Thomas Kelley, age 52, passed away Jan. 23, 2005 while at work.

Born Jan. 5, 1953 in Pocatello, Idaho, to John Bernard and Betty Engle Kelley.

Tom attended Notre Dame and was a graduate of Carbon High. He later attended the University of Utah. He had a passion for river running and loved the outdoors.

Tom coached little league football and participated in state weight-lifting competitions. He worked in various coal mines and trona mines in Utah, Wyoming and Colorado. He was currently employed at Hidden Splendor mine.

He will be dearly missed, but will always be in all of our hearts.

Survived by the loves of his life, daughter, Rachel Bright; granddaughter, Dakota Bright; son-in-law, Ryan Bright, all of Boise, Idaho; mother, Betty Kelley, Price; brothers and sisters, Kathy (Johnny) D'Ambrosio, Price; Mike (Arlene) Kelley, Crawford, Colo.; Danny (Verlyn) Kelley, Shannon (Scott) Dimick, all of Price; Billy (Alicia) Kelley, Lake Powell; many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Jack Kelley; and nephew, Paul D'Ambrosio.

Memorial Mass Friday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Family will be at the church one hour prior to mass. Committal service, Price City Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Arthritis Foundation, 448 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111; or tsunami relief efforts, care of American Red Cross, 465 S. 400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.

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