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Charlie Majors

HUNTINGTON - Our beloved dad and grandfather, C.R. (Charlie-Red) Majors, age 85, took his last ride on March 14, 2005 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Sept. 10, 1919 in Myton, to O. Paul and Esther Majors, the fourth of eight children.

C.R. Was an avid horseman, rancher and past president of UMWA District 22. Horse racing was his passion and he loved the desert, fishing and herding cows in our beautiful mountains.

Survived by three daughters and three sons, Karolyle (Julian) Bowman, Huntington; James E. (Donna) Majors, Huntington; Jerry (Jackie) Majors, Price; Iris (Bunny) Bean, Cleveland; Judy-Drucilla (LaMont) Palmer, Cleveland; Zen (Linda) Majors, Huntington; three sisters, Esther Justice, Huntington; Bertha Wayman, Murray; Rene (Ernest) Lopez, Huntington; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 11-1/2 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Bud and Bill; sister, Eva; and great-granddaughter, Billie Jo Butler.

Graveside service Friday, March 18, 11 a.m., Huntington City Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

A special thank you to the staff of Emery County Care and Rehab Center and all his good friends. We loved our cowboy "C.R." and know he thought the following: "Won't Have a Funeral," Don't expect an invitation to my funeral. There will be no funeral, there will be no ceremony, no flowers, no caterwauling of hymns, no holy Henry delivering a mealy-mouthed eulogy, all this I've settled. And I'm to be cremated.

Pauline Gallegos

Pauline Flores Gallegos, age 84, passed away March 15, 2005 in Price while surrounded by her family.

Born Jan. 24, 1921 in Juanita, Colo., to Pres and Rebecca Quintana Flores. Married Cosme Gallegos in October 1941 in Del Norte, Colo., he died April 29, 1989.

Pauline was a member of the Notre Dame Catholic Church, where she enjoyed helping the missions. She enjoyed baking, shopping and most of all caring for her family. She will be dearly missed by family and a community of friends.

Survived by two sons and daughters, John (Carmel) Gallegos, Sam (Virginia) Gallegos, Yvonne (Roy) Nikas, all of Price; Marcella (George) Hillas, Woodlands, Texas; daughter-in-law, Helen Gallegos, Grand Junction, Colo.; sister, Rebecca (David) Karnes, Redondo Beach, Calif.; brother, Pres Flores, Sunnyside; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; son, Charles Gallegos; and grandson, Nickolas Gallegos.

Funeral Mass Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Vigil service Friday evening, 6 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Friday and Saturday one hour prior to service. Committal service, Price City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers family suggests contributions to Notre Dame Catholic Church.

Genevieve Sheffield

WELLINGTON - Genevieve Blackburn Sheffield, age 91, passed away March 14, 2005 in Elmo.

She was born July 14, 1913 in Clawson, to Tyler and Nora Nelson Henrie. She married Alvin Blackburn Feb. 16, 1932, later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. After his passing she married Thomas Sheffield who also preceded her in death.

She was a skilled homemaker and loved to crochet and quilt. She spent many pleasant days camping and fishing with her family. She loved music and was a skilled accordion player.

She is survived by three sons, A. Virgil Blackburn of Clovis, Calif.; Budd and Luana Blackburn of Vernal; and Gayle and Barbara Blackburn of Price; 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by brother, James Henrie and sisters, Mae Shorts, Leah Noyes, Fawn Wilder and Dona Lee Johnston. Preceded in death by husbands; sons, Gerald and Gene; two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be Friday, March 18, 11 a.m., in the Wellington LDS Stake Center. Friends may call Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price and one hour prior to services at the church. Burial, Wellington Cemetery.

Jim Bates

CARBONVILLE - James William Bates, age 76, returned to his Father in Heaven on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.

Born July 24, 1928 in Heiner, to William McKinley and Ida Richardson Bates. Married Ellen M. Bentley Sept. 27, 1952 in Spring Glen, they were sealed together as a family on June 30, 1962 in the St. George LDS Temple.

Jim served in the Korean War. He worked as a coal miner, trapper and railroad worker. He then earned his master's degree in wildlife science at USU. Jim gave 31 years of dedicated service with the Division of Wildlife Resources where he was the Regional Game Manager for the South Eastern Region. He received the UNFAWS Pioneer Award for bighorn sheep restoration. Jim and Ellen served in the North Carolina, Charlotte Mission. They currently have a grandson, Jens Nielson, serving in that mission. Jim and Ellen served as stake missionaries and as temple workers in the Manti Temple. This experience was the highlight of their lives.

Survived by sweetheart, Ellen, Carbonville; six children, Patty (Steven) Peterson, Winlock, Wash.; Bill (Alisa) Bates, Wellington; Carol (David) Daniels, Brigham City; Kelley (Kerry) Jensen, Price; Leslie (Lyle) Nielson, Blanding; Steven (Ann) Bates, West Point; 34 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and five more on the way; brother, Jack (Doris) Bates, El Cajon, Calif.; and sister, Almo Rae (Rudy) Procarione, Price. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Dennis; and granddaughter, Emily Bates.

Funeral service Saturday, March 19, 1 p.m., Carbonville LDS Ward Chapel, 4000 North 2000 West, Spring Glen. The family will be at the church in Spring Glen Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to services. Interment, Wellington City Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

Don Harmon

PRICE - Don Michael Harmon passed away peacefully on March 15, 2005 at home with his family after battling cancer.

He was born on Dec. 15, 1947 in Price to Brigham Franklin and Eveline Jane (Holden) Harmon. He married Ileen Gordon on March 3, 1973 in Huntington and was later sealed in the Manti LDS Temple.

Mike graduated from CHS in 1966. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 38 years. He volunteered at Grandview Elementary.

Mike loved the outdoors, family and golf. He served in many capacities in the LDS Church. He is a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Mike is survived by wife; children, Nicole (David) Brittain of Orem; Shawn Michael (Sara) Harmon of Clinton; Lanette (Patrick) Draper and Ryan Philip Harmon, both of Provo; six grandchildren; three siblings, P.T. (Lavone) Harmon of San Antonio; Sondra (Doyle) Buckwalter of Orem and Linda (Harold) Martin of San Francisco, Calif. He is preceded in death by parents; and one sister, Barbara Francis Harmon.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, at the LDS Chapel at 1120 N. 850 West in Provo. Friends may call Friday night from 6 to 8 p.m. at the above mentioned chapel, and again on Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment, Provo City Cemetery.

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