GREEN RIVER/HANKSVILLE - Staff Sgt. Patrick Ryan "Tico" Pentico, age 32, died March 31, 2005, while serving his country in the U.S. Air Force.
He was born March 30, 1973, in Phoenix, Ariz., to Glen K. and Susie Ryan Pentico. Married Melissa Dickey May 13, 2000, at her parents home in Orient, Wash.
Patrick and his wife, Melissa had been in England for three and one half years while stationed in RAF Mildenhall, where he was a loadmaster on an MC130H Talon II cargo plane.
"Tico" was a happy person who lived life to the fullest. He loved all kinds of music, motorcycles, traveling, and water skiing at Hite on Lake Powell. He cared dearly for his many friends, family and the love if his life, Melissa. Patrick made a positive impact on this world and he will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Survived by wife, Melissa Pentico, of England; parents, Susie and Kevin Hatch, of Hanksville; Glen Pentico, of San Diego, Calif.; siblings, Parvonae, Cortney and Cole Pentico, all of Salt Lake City. Patrick had a warm and loving relationship with his uncles, Donald (Donna) Ryan, of Amarillo, Texas; Tommy Ryan, of Orange County, Calif.; Richard (Della) Ryan, of Las Vegas, Nev.; Randy (Kathy) Ryan; and Michael Ryan, both of Green River; and Kelly Pentico. He was very close to his Hatch/Ekker relatives, including Dennis and Sherry Ekker and Steven and Carolyn Hatch and their families. Preceded in death by stepmother, Sherry Pentico; grandparents, George and LaVaun Pentico; Les Ryan and Marvel Ryan.
Funeral service Thursday, April 21, 1 p.m., at the Hanksville LDS Ward. Family will receive friends at the church Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Interment, Elgin Cemetery in Green River at 4 p.m. with full military honors by the U.S. Air Force under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home of Price.
PRICE - Arco Poloni, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away April 16, 2005.
Born May 9, 1922, in Kemmerer, Wyo., to Ben and Julia Diterio Poloni. Married Fosca Frugni on April 16, 1945, in Phoenix, Ariz.
He was an Air Force Veteran of World War II, stationed at Luke Field. Arco was the owner of Utah Distributing Company and later retired from Joy Manufacturing. He was a past Exalted Ruler of BPOE 1550 and an honorary life member of the Elks Lodge.
Survived by wife; daughter, Toni (John) Colosimo, Portland, Ore.; son, Jeff (Debora) Poloni, Price; grandchildren, Dina Colosimo, Kim (Brad) Colosimo Meyer, Kris Poloni, Jeana Poloni; brother, Arthur (Phyllis) Poloni; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son, Ben Poloni; and sister, Gloria Pace.
Funeral service Wednesday, April 20, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home, where friends may call one hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Price Elks Lodge Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 763, Price, UT 84501 or Notre Dame Catholic Church, 160 North Carbon Ave., Price, UT 84501.
LAWRENCE - Tessie A. Jensen, 93, of Lawrence, passed away April 15, 2005, in Ferron.
She was born Sept. 7, 1911, in Cleveland to Ross and Bessie Franklin Knott. She married Walter K. Jensen August 8, 1933, in Salmon City, Idaho.
Tessie received numerous awards for her homemaking skills, crafts, baking and gardening. As a member of the LDS Church she served in the Relief Society since 1934 and was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary Post 2379.
She is survived by children, Don and Marlene Jensen of Castle Dale; Marion and Dean Guhke of Oregon; Evelyn and Bob Naillon of West Valley; stepson, Perry and Olive McArthur; and daughter-in-law Velma Jensen. Also survived by 34 grandchildren, 71 great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren and two brothers. Preceded in death by husband, five sons and two daughters.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 20, at 2 p.m. in the Huntington 1st/5th Ward chapel. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale and one hour prior to services at the church. Burial, Huntington Cemetery.
PRICE - JoAnn Olsen Douros, age 70, died peacefully April 13, 2005, in Price.
She was born Feb. 22, 1935, in Mohrland, to Virgus and Lucille Storey Olsen. Married Steve Douros Jan. 5, 1954, in Hiawatha; he died Jan. 9, 2005.
JoAnn was a remarkable Christian woman, whose faith was strong and unshakable. She was a member of the Price Chapel-Christian Missionary Alliance. In spite of many years of suffering with health problems, she was always more concerned with the health and well being of her family and friends. Although we will miss her deeply, we are grateful that she is at peace.
Survived by sons, Michael (Connie) Douros, John (Sue) Douros, both of Price; grandchildren, John Paul "JP", Chris, Jenifer, Drew and Dustin. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Jerry; husband, Steve; and sons, Christopher and Brad Douros.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Gagon and the ICU Staff at Castleview Hospital for all their care.
Memorial service Thursday, April 21, 2 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's one hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be sent to the Price Chapel- CMA, 611 West Price River Drive, Price, UT 84501 or the American Diabetes Association, Box 1131, Fairfax, VA 22038-1131.