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Tom Seely

PRICE - Our loving husband, father and grandfather, Thomas Curtis Seely, age 62, passed away Feb. 20, 2005 at Castleview Hospital in Price.

Born Dec. 9, 1942 in Mt. Pleasant to Lee and Florence A. Mower Seely. Married Carol Lee Koskie Jan. 19, 1963 in Dragerton.

Active member of the LDS Church, where he was a Cub Scout leader for many years.

Graduate of East Carbon High School. Served in the Utah National Guard.

Tom worked in various coal mines in the area prior to retiring in 2002. Past captain and member of the Carbon County Sheriff's Posse.

He loved the outdoors and fishing. Tom had a special love for animals, especially his horses.

He was loved by everyone and will be missed by his family and friends.

Survived by wife, Carol Seely; daughter, Debra June Davis; grandkids, Krystle Marie Noyes, Josh Davis, all of Price; brother, Stewart (Carolyn) Seely, Payson; sisters, Ada Lee Hansen, Nephi; Ann (Karl) Kent, Victorville, Calif.; and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. Preceded in death by parents; and daughter, Jacqueline "Jackie" Seely.

Funeral service Wednesday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m., Price 7th LDS Ward. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and at the church Wednesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery, Price.

Verl Huff

HELPER - Verl Warner Huff, age 84, passed away Feb. 17, 2005 at home surrounded by his family.

He was born Jan. 19, 1921 in Spanish Fork to Charles E. and Annie Warner Huff. He married Betty Christensen March 21, 1941 in Huntington.

Verl worked hard with his hands, mining coal and building automobiles. He loved to fish with the flies he tied himself.

Most of all, he enjoyed being with and caring for his family, by whom he will be deeply missed.

He was a member of the LDS Church and the UMWA.

Verl is survived by loving wife, Betty; three children, Connie Case of Helper; Verlyn and Dan Kelley of Price; Ron Huff of Spring Glen; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Also survived by sister, Loa Ann Krompel and two brothers, Bert Huff and Udell Huff. Preceded in death by daughter, Sherry Ranae; son, Warren Todd; two brothers and one sister.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m., in the Price City Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 at Fausett Mortuary in Price.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to any of the local hospice providers to help those who may not be able to pay for their wonderful service or the American Cancer Society.

Nicholas Panas

EAST CARBON - Nicholas Louis Panas, age 68, of East Carbon, formerly of Duchesne, passed away Feb. 19, 2005 in Ferron.

Nick was born July 4, 1936 in Bingham Canyon to Lucy Lee and Louis Nicholas Panas. He married Shirley Steadman, had two sons and later divorced. He then married Maxine Birch in 1960, had two sons and one daughter, later divorced. In March 1995, he married Frances Benton.

Survived by wife, Frances Panas, East Carbon; children, Philip (Terri) Panas, Bruce Panas, Salt Lake City, Tony (Janet) Panas, Heather (Steve) Simpson, Duchesne, Chris (Angie) Panas, Altamont; nieces, Patricia (John) Stechowich and Cathi (Chris) Thorsen; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 23, noon, at the First Baptist Church in Sunnyside, 11 a.m., under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

Bernie Record

SUNNYSIDE/SALT LAKE CITY - Bernie Julius Record, "gone fishing with his dad" age 66, passed away Feb. 17, 2005.

Born May 2, 1938 in Salt Lake City to Julius Clifford and Gladys Marie Potts Record. Married Karen Lee Crosley May 22, 1962 in Salt Lake City.

Member of the LDS Church.

Bernie loved to fish, hunt and go camping with family and friends.

Survived by wife, Karen; three sons and one daughter, Clifford (Charlotte), Mary, Clinton (Bridgett), Randy (Lindsay); eight grandchildren, Arron, Andy, Joel, Shelby, McKenzie, Taylor, Chandler, Bryton; brothers, Don (Barbara) Record, Jim (Blanche) Record; twin sister, Betty (Chuck) Tobin; sister, Linda (Mike) Watson; lots of friends and family; and lifelong friend, Oscar Olsen.

Funeral service, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m., Mountain View Memorial Mortuary, 3115 East Bengal Blvd., (7800 South). Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main Street in Price, Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. and at the mortuary in Salt Lake Wednesday one our prior to service. Interment, Mountain View Memorial Estates.

Rela Sherman

ELMO/DRAPER - Rela May Oliver Sherman, age 81, passed away Feb. 19, 2005 in Draper after a valiant battle with cancer.

She was born March 25, 1923 in Elmo to Jobe Frances and Margaret Petty Oliver. She was the 14th of 14 children and the last remaining sibling of the Oliver family. She married James C. Sherman on Oct. 29, 1945 in Las Vegas, Nev. He died Sept. 13, 2003.

Rela was an active member of the Sandy congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses and had devoted her entire life in service to Jehovah.

She will be missed by her family and her any long time friends.

She is survived by daughter, Judy (James) Edwards of St. George; two sons, James (Susan) Sherman of West Valley; John (Donna) Anderson of Salt Lake; granddaughter, Debbie Dobrot; and three great-grandchildren, Harry, Michael and Hannah, all of Huntington Beach, Calif.

The family expresses their deep gratitude and appreciation for the gentle and loving care Rela received at the Wentworth and from Care Source Hospice during the final months of her life.

A memorial service will be Wednesday, Feb. 23, noon, at the Sandy Kindom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 9936 South 300 East, under the direction of McDougal Funeral Home.

Allen Mower

ORANGEVILLE - Allen Vose Mower, 73, passed away peacefully at his home in Orangeville on Feb. 20, 2005.

He was born Dec. 28, 1931 to Wilmer V. and Bertha Rogers Mower in Mount Emmens. He married Marylyn Cahoon Jan. 16, 1956 in Elko, Nev.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother.

He was a member of the Local 57 Pipefitters Union for 40 years and owned and operated The Pawn Shop in Castle Dale for 16 years.

He was a very talented artist. There wasn't anything he couldn't do and everything he did do, he did well.

He will be deeply missed by all.

Allen is survived by the love of his life, Marylyn; four sons, Ron and Sandy Mower of Boise, Idaho; David and Susie Mower of Pahrump, Nev.; Jerry and Hazel Moon of Harbon, Ore.; and Joe Mower of Ferron; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Also survived by brother, Dennis Mower; and sister, Delores Ferraro. He was preceded in death by grandson, Phillip Cox; and granddaughter, Season Schramm.

Memorial services will be Thursday, Feb. 24, 1 p.m., at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale where friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial, Orangeville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Castle Dale Food Bank or a local charity of your choice.

Virgil Keele Sr.

CARBONVILLE/HELPER - Virgil Dale Keele Sr., age 73, passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at his home in Carbonville.

He was born July 23, 1931 in Duchesne to Fred Manning and Pearl Valantine Peterson Keele. Married Lillian Marie Holmes on June 24, 1949 in Belair, Md.

Virgil was a member of the LDS Church.

He served in the U.S. Army and held the rank of staff sergeant.

He enjoyed camping, traveling and reading westerns.

Survived by wife, Marie of Carbonville; eight children, Virgil and Chris, Kurtis and Al, Sam and Patty, Larry and Sandy, Nadine and John, Vernon and Lisa, Jody and Jerry, and Deloy; 35 grandchildren and 52 great-grandchildren. Also survived by brothers and sisters, Beth and Ray Prettyman, Reba Keele, Fred and Leslie Keele, Rick and Kate Keele and Vickie Keele. Preceded in death by parents; daughter, Mary; brothers, Vernon and Lee; and great-grandsons, Brandon and Steven.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 24, 11 a.m., at the Westwood LDS Ward Chapel, 175 N. 1280 West, in Price. A viewing will be Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary and also one hour prior to services at the church. Burial, Price City Cemetery.

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