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Lewis Flemett

PRICE - Lewis Flemett, age 79, passed away peacefully on Feb. 26, 2005 after a courageous battle with cancer. At the time of his death, he was being cared for by his son, David and his wife.

He was born May 16, 1925 in Castle Gate to Nick and Mamie Vera Vaughan Flemett. Married Maria Jaramillo on May 10, 1953; later divorced.

He was a lifelong resident of Carbon County, where he worked for the D&RGW Railroad and UDOT.

Served in the U.S. Army.

Lewis enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing, hunting, walking, doing crossword puzzles and drawing.

Survived by three children, Viviette (Manuel) Samudio, Price; David (Karen) Flemett; Timothy (Dottie) Flemett, both of Spring Glen; grandchildren, Manuel, Maria, Jessica, Victoria, Shelby, Eric and Nicolas; great-grandchildren, TJ, Tyler, Kayden, Jayden, Gabriel and Emma; and anticipating the birth of two more great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents and siblings.

He will be dearly missed.

His special bond with his son, David, was more than that of a father and son; they were best of friends. He had many friends throughout the community.

Special thanks to Rick and his caring staff at Rocky Mountain Hospice. With their help, the family was able to make Lewis comfortable and well cared for in his last few weeks of life and help them prepare for his passing. The family is truly grateful.

Funeral service Wednesday, March 2, 1 p.m., Liberty Faith Fellowship, 1630 North 1500 West, Carbonville. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. and at the church Wednesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery.


Herb Cave

LAWRENCE - James Herbert Cave, age 75, died Feb. 25, 2005 at his home.

Born in Sego on Jan. 14, 1930 to Franklin and Birtie Stone Cave. Married Vieon Darlene Morrison Nov. 6, 1950 in Colorado Springs, Colo., while stationed at Camp Carson. She preceded him in death in January 1978. His life partner and last love of life was Dima Jensen Wilson-Hurt.

Herb served in the U.S. Army from 1947 to 1953 as a staff sergeant and was in the 131st Airborne Division. He served in World War II and the Korean Conflict. His grandson, Nicholas Hunsaker, served in Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Utah Army National Guard and his granddaughter, Dana Hunsaker, is serving in Operation Enduring Freedom in the Army National Guard in American Fork.

Herb worked in construction and was an inspector for housing and urban development.

He loved the outdoors and loved to hunt and fish. When he was younger he played guitar, sang and loved to get together with family.

Survived by his love, Dima, Lawrence; brothers, David Cave, Cheyenne, Wyo.; William (Olympia) Cave, Wellington; sisters, Inas Williams, Beckley, W.Va.; Lucille Hopkins, Jackson, Tenn.; children, Judy (David) Mast, Draper; Ruth (Jim) Hunsaker, Castle Dale; Gary Cave, Salt Lake City; Cindy Lipinski, Gilbert, Ariz.; Dan (Jane) Cave, Bondurant, Iowa; Nancy (Joe) Costello, West Valley; Debra (Keith) Lewis, Lehi; Carolyn Wilson, Elko, Nev.; Brad (Robin) Wilson, Cleveland; Ilene (Pete) Alger, Huntington; 29 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Darlene; grandchildren, Jeffrey Mast, Rhiannon Cave, Jody Alger, Mckell Crabtree, Brennan Baker, Tyler Adams; brothers, Robert and Orvill Cave; sisters, Mildred Marvidikis, Francis Bader and Betty Ruth Rowden.

Graveside service Tuesday, March 1, 2 p.m., Huntington City Cemetery. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main Street in Price Tuesday from noon to 1:30 p.m.


Opal Toth

JEROME, IDAHO - Opal Inez Toth, 86, formerly of Price, passed away Jan. 31, 2005 in Jerome, Idaho.

She was born March 6, 1918 in Ludie, Okla. She was one of four sisters and three brothers born to Albert and Jeffie Hanley, all of whom preceded her in death.

Opal married Frank Toth in August 1934. They were together until Frank's death in April 2002.

They had two daughters, Barbara and Beverlee, both of whom preceded her in death.

Survived by her five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

Opal was loved by her family and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.


Dennis Mortensen

ELMO - Dennis A. Mortensen, born Sept. 30, 1939 to Carl and Verne Mortensen returned to his Heavenly Father on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005 after a courageous battle with cancer.

He married his childhood sweetheart Janet Kay Erickson Oct. 10, 1958. They were later sealed in the Manti LDS Temple for time and all eternity to their six children.

Dennis was a very loving and caring husband, father and grandfather whose example of strength and optimism will never be forgotten. He was a well-respected businessman who touched the many lives of those who knew him. Dad's life was his family. We all love him and will miss him dearly.

He is survived by wife, Janet; children, D. Cardell and Mary Mortensen, Price; Kyle Lynn and Ruth Ann Mortensen, Elmo; Cory Ray and Jennifer Mortensen, Price; Kelly Roy and Ruschelle Mortensen, Elmo; Karlene and Brodie Barnes, Alpine; 22 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Also survived by brothers and sisters, Vanee and Aullen Larsen, Altamont; Elroy and Janice Mortensen, Elmo; Maryla and Jack Adams, Elmo; and Ricki and Allen Edwards, Pricel. Preceded in death by son, Brent K. Mortensen; and parents.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 2, 11 a.m., at the Elmo LDS Chapel. Visitation will be Tuesday evening, 6 to 8 p.m. at Fauset Mortuary in Price and from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the funeral service. Burial, Elmo Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.


Floyd Brotherson

WELLINGTON - Our loving husband, dedicated brother, daddy to his girls and father and friend to many, Floyd Douglas Brotherson, age 82, passed away Feb. 23, 2005 at home while surrounded by his loving family.

Born July 19, 1922 in Price to Nelse Douglas and Alice Cecelia Grames Brotherson.

Member of the LDS Church. Lifelong resident of Carbon County where he graduated from Carbon High School and later attended CEU.

Served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Member of VFW Miners Post 2379 and Price American Legion Post 3.

Floyd was a retired member of the UMWA Hiawatha Local 9958 with 40 years of dedicated service. He served as past president for the council of aging and was a member of the RSVP senior citizen center.

He enjoyed playing cards and caring for his beautiful garden and flowers. Floyd spent many hours gardening and his green thumb could make anything grow.

Survived by loving companion, Jackie Thayne, Wellington; four daughters, Nelda L. (Brent) Davies, Anchorage, Alaska; Ruby J. (Phil) Greer, Grants Pass, Ore.; Mary M. (Brent) Wilder, Wellington; Alice F. (Scott) Warren, Price; brother, Clyde (Betty) Brotherson, Los Banos, Calif.; sisters, Gayle Atwood, Vivian Grako, both of Price; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; sisters, Mildred Warner, Madrel McKee; grandsons, Michael Anthony Gomez and Dustin Roy Wilder.

Funeral was Monday, Feb. 28, at Wellington LDS Stake Center. Interment, Price City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Montel Williams M.S. Foundation c/o Jackie Thayne, PO Box, Wellington, UT 84542.


Betty Olsen

WEST JORDAN/ELMO - Our loving mom, grandma, great grandma, sister, aunt and friend, Betty Roundy Olsen, peacefully passed away Feb. 24, 2005 in West Jordan.

She was born May 29, 1929 in Scofield to Leonard and Sally Roundy. She was raised in Spring Glen. She married John H. Olsen on June 18, 1948 and began residing in West Jordan.

She graduated from Carbon High School and played clarinet in the high school band.

Betty worked at Nick and Sam's, later to become Michaels Food Mart for several years in West Jordan. She moved to Elmo in 1986.

She loved the outdoors, loved to fish, boat and water ski, and took up snow skiing at the age of 50.

She especially loved her family, spending time at Scofield. She was a wonderful cook and loved to shop. She was a member of the Lily of the Valley DUP camp and served as captain two years.

She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and taught Primary for many years and was a faithful visiting teacher and loved all she had the opportunity to come in contact with.

Survived by one son and three daughters, Larry R. Olsen, South Jordan; Kathy (George) Hotchkiss, Kearns; Janice Olsen, Florida; and Linda (Cesar) Cabrales, South Jordan; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; one sister and one brother. Doreen (Jay) Donohue, Texas; Gary (Loretta) Roundy, Elsinore; one sister-in-law, Mary Burnside, Kearns; many other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, parentsand two grandsons.

Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 28, at the Elmo LDS Ward Chapel. Interment, Price City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.


Ida Hamaker

PRICE - Ida Ellen Hamaker, 77 of Price, passed away Feb. 24, 2005 at Castleview Hospital.

She was born Nov. 19, 1927 in Rollap to James Raymond and May Southworth Tweddell. She married Martin Lavan Hamaker June 10, 1944 in Bennett.

Ida enjoyed canning, making rhubarb jam, fishing, bird watching, rock collecting, butter and sugar sandwiches with the grandkids, painting, debating with Marion and loving her husband.

She is survived by husband, Martin; children, Martin and Vonna Hamaker of Moab; Marion and Gloria Hamaker of Price; Glenice and Danny Bentley of Vernal; Coreena and Scott Johnson of Price; 20 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Also survived by brother, Paul and Gene Tweddell of Price. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Joe Tweddell; and grandson, Jason Wade Hamaker.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 1, 11 a.m., in the Price LDS 3rd Ward Chapel. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church. Burial, Price City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.


Charmian Stevenson

EMERY - Charmian Cummings Stevens, our beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, returned to her Heavenly Father on Feb. 27, 2005 after a battle with cancer.

She was born April 5, 1943 in Salt Lake City. She was married on March 9, 1962 to the late Lee R. Coulson and had four children. On Sept. 6, 1972 ,she married James William Stevenson and bore seven more children and befriended the five children from James William's prior marriage. They made Emery their home in spring 1974.

She graduated from Olympus High School in 1961.

A loving wife and mother, she dedicated her whole life to raising her children. She blessed their lives and did her best to coach them in the ways of her beliefs. She spent many hours listening to and advising her children in an attempt to remedy every worry and concern.

Charmian had a firm belief in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was an excellent pianist and, earlier in her life, held the position as pianist and Primary chorister in the church. She faithfully viewed and recorded every LDS conference.

She had an unquenchable desire to learn. She studied medical, nutritional, self-help and gospel books. Even her challenge with glaucoma did not deter her quest for knowledge.

Preceded in death by parents, Harold Moses and Lorraine Ivy Brinkman Cummings.Survived by her husband of 32 years; daughters and sons, LeeAnn Trujillo, Lee R. Coulson, Aleesa Ann Burgess, Gaylee Greer, James Daniel Stevenson, Sherry Dawn Otterstrom, Janette Stevenson, Gesica Charmian Cowe, Teresa Charlene Bernier, Tawna LaNae Stevenson, Jana Marie Stevenson; 30 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Recognized daughters and sons are Denise Stevenson, Carl William Stevens, Genine Stevenson, late James William Stevenson Jr. and Caroline Maggie Stevenson; Also survived by brothers and sisters, Sylvia LaRae Young; twin, Charles Harold Cummings; Kathleen Stevenson; Jay Fred Cummings, Joy Emily Cummings

We will forever love and miss you dearly. Your love and sacrifice has left footprints in our hearts that will never be forgotten.

Funeral will be Wednesday, March 2, 1 p.m., at Emery LDS Chapel, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial, Emery Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.


Lee McMullin

CLEVELAND - Lee McMullin passed away Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, in the Price hospital due to complications following surgery.

He was born Jan. 21, 1925 to George Douglas and Luella Gordon McMullin in Mohrland, Emery County. He married Hazel Ruth McKee in Cleveland on Aug. 23, 1946. Later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple on April 24, 1964.

Lee served in the U.S. Army infantry during World War II in the Pacific.

He was a jack-of-all-trades and did many things in his life. He was a barber, TV sales and repairman, heavy equipment operator, diesel mechanic, store owner, coal miner, Stokermatic dealer and farmer. But his most important accomplishments were with his wife and family.

He was a member of the LDS Church, the American Legion and served on many boards in various county businesses.

He is survived by wife of almost 59 years, Hazel; children, Bernice (Val) Payne; Mark (Maggie) McMullin; Bruce (Sherrie) McMullin and Annette (Kevin) Jensen, all of Cleveland; sister, Erma Lou (Duane) Jones; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, sister, grandson, granddaughter, and great-grandson.

Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 28, at the Cleveland LDS Chapel. Burial, Cleveland City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.


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