HELPER - Lynn Lyman Bennett, age 77, returned to his Father in Heaven, May 6, 2005, in Price.
He was born Oct. 1, 1927, in Oak City, to Mark L. and Ethelyn Anderson Bennett. He married Edith Miriam Robison Sept. 8, 1952, in the Manti LDS Temple, later divorced. He then married Marianne Jewkes Anderson July 5, 1997 in the Manti LDS Temple.
As an active member of the LDS Church he served in numerous callings, including three bishoprics. He was especially fond of genealogy and family history, where he served for many years. He loved spending time with his family and loved the outdoors. He loved singing and listening to music.
Lynn graduated from Millard High School in 1945, after which he served a mission in the Eastern States LDS Mission, where he participated in the Hill Cumorah Pageant. He served honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II, returning to Utah State University, graduating in agricultural engineering and was certified as a civil engineer. He worked 30 years for the U.S. Forest Service.
Lynn is survived by wife, Marianne of Helper; children and their spouses, Robert and Joy Bennett, Linda and Delbert Beal, Barry and Christine Bennett, Harold and Barbara Bennett, Ann and Eugene Dearden, Laurel and Ralph Ramstetter, Wayne Anderson, Brent and Debbie Anderson, 28 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also survived by brothers, Stanley and Keith Bennett; and sister, Lois Jenson. Preceded in death by son, Russell; and sister, Carol Sanders.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 11, 1 p.m., in the Helper LDS Stake Center. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church prior to services. Burial, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper.
EAST CARBON/SALT LAKE CITY - Raymond Lawrence Graham, age 35, passed away May 8, 2005, at his home in Salt Lake City.
He was born March 16, 1970, in Moab to Ellis and Nadine Rhett Graham.
Member of the Pentecostal Church of God in East Carbon. Ray grew up in East Carbon and graduated from East Carbon High in 1988. He attended college at CEU, where he worked as a librarian and participated in many school plays.
He loved to sing, do art work, and especially work on his cartoons. His favorite cartoons were Star Trek and he will be dearly missed by his "Treckies." Ray enjoyed his work and he just returned from a convention in Denver, Colo. At the time of his death he was employed at Borg B Anderson in Salt Lake City.
Ray had a zest for life, he had a warm and loving personality and made friends everywhere he went.
Survived by mother, Nadine, East Carbon; father, Ellis Graham, Koosharem; brother, Perry (Rhea Dawn) Graham, Provo; aunt, Margaret Qualls, Clarksville, Ark.; and uncle, James Rhett, Price. Preceded in death by grandparents, James L. and DeeDie Rhett; Iona and Paul Campbell; and uncle, Eddie Rhett.
Funeral service Thursday, May 12, 1 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Thursday one hour prior to service. Interment, Valley View Cemetery, Sunnyside.
PRICE - Lynn Pettit Huntsman, age 76, passed away May 6, 2005, in Salt Lake.
He was born June 7, 1928, in Peerless, to John V. and Rhoda Pettit Huntsman. On March 15, 1952, he married Valynn Christiansen in Las Vegas, Nev.; she died May 29, 1995.
Lynn was a longtime resident of Carbon County and a graduate of Carbon High School in 1946. Served two years in the U.S. Army in Japan and graduated from the University of Utah in 1953 with a B.S. in mining engineering.
Lynn spent his career in the mining industry in Utah, California and Wyoming and had been employed in jobs ranging from boney picker to general manager. He authored and presented technical papers at various mining conventions and seminars. He was a charter member of the Utah Coal Section of AIME and a lifetime member of the B.P.O. Elks 1550 in Price.
Survived by one son and two daughters, Dale Keith (Melissa Holloway), Price; Holly (Jeff Wright), Salt Lake City; Nori (Hunter Finch), West Valley. Preceded in death by parents; and brother, John Keith.
Many thanks to Chateau Brickyard staff and residents for treating him like family, and to Care Source Hospice staff for their compassionate attention in his final days.
Graveside service Wednesday, May 11, 1 p.m., Price City Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at Mitchell Funeral Home in Price Wednesday one hour prior to service.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the College of Eastern Utah scholarship programs.
FERRON - Margie Rasmussen, 84, died May 8, 2005, in the Central Valley Medical Center in Nephi, as a result of natural causes.
Born Nov. 8, 1920, in Ferron, Emery County, to Deloss and Addie Thompson Ralphs. Married Neal Rasmussen May 13, 1940 in Castle Dale.
She loved her family dearly. She greatly enjoyed the years she spent as beautification chairman of Ferron. Special thanks to Heritage Care and Rehab in Nephi, Emery County Care and Rehab in Ferron and Central Valley Medical Center in Nephi for their loving and caring treatment of our mother these past years.
Margie is survived by two daughters, Bonnie (Walt) Freeman of Ferron; Sharon (Tom) Barney of Nephi; 10 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Lee Ralphs of American Fork. Preceded in death by husband; parents; brother, Varian Ralphs; and one great-grandson.
Funeral services will be Friday, May 13, noon, at the Ferron Blue Hills LDS Chapel, (old Ferron LDS Chapel) . Friends may call on the family one hour prior to services at the church. Interment, Ferron Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.
We will love you and miss you always.
ELMO/SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Philip Winder, age 77, left this life on May 7, 2005, after a valiant fight with cancer.
Phil was born March 6, 1928, in Desert Lake, to Charles William and Caroline Elizabeth Winder. Phil married Doloris Pulsipher, later divorced. Married Viola G. Moody Aug. 10, 1952.
Phil served in the Army and worked for Dr. Pepper/Pepsi Cola for 26 years, but his love was farming, cows and working with his hands.
Phil is survived by wife, Viola of 52 years, four children, Harold (Marla) Moody, Springfield, Mo.; Julia Elizabeth (Price) Vincent-Thrall, Price; Rayola Jean (Gary) Miller, Quincy, Ill.; Janice Lee (Elroy) Mortensen, Elmo; 23 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by two sisters and one brother, Ada Willson, Escalante; Zina Tabor, Price; La Van Dale (Lou) Winder, Bolivar, Mo.; and sisters-in-law, Jessie May Winder and Tilly Winder. Preceded in death by parents; three sisters and seven brothers, baby brothers, Letha Swink, Virl Winder, Arnold Winder, Angus Winder, Mildred Jensen, Ugeen Winder, Harold Winder, Floyd Winder and baby sister; and two grandchildren.
Services will be Tuesday, May 10, 11 a.m., at the Elmo LDS Chapel. A viewing will be 45 minutes prior to the service at the church. Burial, Cleveland Cemetery.
STANDARDVILLE/ALPINE - John "Jack" Alonzo Spigarelli, age 60, passed away May 5, 2005, at his home in Alpine.
He was born July 7, 1944, in Standardville to John and Jennie Sudweeks Spigarelli. He married Patricia Louise Mason Dec. 22, 1973, in the Provo LDS Temple.
Jack was one of the first LDS missionaries to serve in Italy. He is a Vietnam veteran. He earned his bachelors in physics and his MBA from Brigham Young University. He loved animals, enjoyed gardening and was an accomplished author. He loved his country and its underlying principles of freedom. He was a devoted husband and father, who made his family his first priority.
Survived by wife, Patricia; sons, Steven (Tressa); David (Rachel); Adam (Rebecca); daughters, Donatella (Matthew) Harper; Christina (Travis) Smith; Regina Spigarelli; five granddaughters, his mother, Jennie Spigarelli; sisters, LaRue Spigarelli; Melba (Bob) Henderson; and Marjorie (David) Paur.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 10, 2 p.m. in the Mountainville LDS Chapel, 165 N. 100 E., Alpine. Friends and family may call at the church Tuesday one hour prior to services. Interment, Alpine City Cemetery with military honors by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
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