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Benita Gomez

HELPER - Benita Eleanor Gomez, age 47, died April 25, 2002 in Price.

She was born Jan. 26, 1955 in Kenilworth, to Benito and Dolores Gonzales Gomez and raised by Edwin and Virginia Wilson.

She was a member of the Catholic Church.

Benita was a lifelong resident of Carbon County and for nearly 20 years she was a valued employee and dear co-worker to everyone at Peczuh Printing Company.

Benita enjoyed playing the guitar, keyboard, singing and will be dearly missed by all.

Survived by three daughters, Bobbi (Jarrod) Smith, Brenda (Allen) Smallwood, both of Green River, Wyo.; Lisa Smith of Price; companion, Kevin Ferguson, Spring Glen; grandchildren, Jeff, Zak, Brooke, Mikelle, Tylynn and Sabrina; four brothers; three sisters; and a community of dear friends. She was preceded in death by parents, two brothers and one sister.

Funeral service Tuesday, April 30, 11 a.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Tuesday one hour prior to services. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper.

Ella Cunningham

HUNTINGTON/GRANTS-VILLE - Ella Rebecca Cunning-ham, age 85, passed away April 26, 2002 in Price.

She was born July 1, 1917 in Cokeville Wyo. She married Delmar D. Cunningham in Salt Lake City.

After having three children he joined the U.S. Army, leaving her with four children to raise while he was away. She worked at Hughs Aircraft where she was the first woman riveter there. In 1960 they returned to Grantsville where she worked at the Tooele Army Depot as a munitions handler until her retirement.

After he husband's passing in 1976, she traveled extensively and became a very good photographer.

She enjoyed the simple things of life and found pleasure working in her yard.

She is survived by children, Delmar David (Ruth) Cunning-ham Jr.,Brigham City; Dennis L. Cunningham, Huntington; Tona Cunningham, Mesa, Ariz.; Yvonne Cunningham, Florida; Cynthia and Nelson Harris, Idaho; and Bruce (Sarah) Cunningham, California; 23 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband; and daughter, Renee.

Graveside services will be Thursday, May 2, in the Grantsville Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary. Family will gather at Tate Funeral Home in Tooele one hour prior to services.

Edna Cullum

CASTLE DALE - Edna Ramage Cullum, age 77, passed away Friday, April 26, 2002 in Salt Lake City following a brief illness.

She was born Oct. 21, 1924 in Hiawatha, one of nine children to John "Jack" and Susannah Wilstead Ramage.

Edna graduated from Emery High School and married her sweetheart, Carrol E. Cullum May 2, 1942, later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. She and her husband lived throughout Carbon and Emery counties including Castle Gate, Hiawatha, Lawrence, Sunnyside and Castle Dale. They also lived several years in Eagle Mountain, Calif.

Edna was a loving wife and mother. Her greatest joy was her family and she was never happier than when with them. She served in many positions in the LDS Church including service in the Relief Society, Primary, Gospel Doctrine instructor, Stake missionary and temple worker. She also served several years on the Emery County library board.

Edna is survived by husband of 60 years, Carrol Cullum of Castle Dale; son, Loren (Ann) Cullum of Salt Lake City; daughter, Paulene (Terry), Carr of Castle Dale; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 1, 11 a.m., in the Castle Dale LDS Stake Center, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial, Lawrence Cemetery.

Anna Compagni

TWIN FALLS, Idaho - Anna Pruy Compagni, 71, died Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at her home.

She was born April 4, 1931 in Nurnberg, Germany, the daughter of Joseph and Elaina Nagel Pruy. She married Ventura Compagni at Nurnberg, Germany on Jan. 26, 1951.

She traveled about with Ventura during his military career. In 1974 she moved to Twin Falls, Idaho, after Ventura's retirement.

She was very well loved and was a straightforward person. She enjoyed crocheting, bingo, going to Jackpot, camping, fishing, and traveling. She belonged to the auxiliaries of both the Moose Lodge and the Elks.

In addition to her husband of Twin Falls, Idaho, she is survived by daughter, Rose Marie "Rosie" Plenge of Florida; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one sister, Carol Luna of Germany. She was preceded in death by parents; two brothers, Fritz and Max; two sisters, Lottie and Betty; one nephew; and one granddaughter, Theresa.

Funeral services were April 26 at White Mortuary Chapel in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Clifford Haycock

SPRING GLEN/GLEN-WOOD SPRINGS, Colo. - Clifford Haycock, 86, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, Colo.

Clifford was born June 15, 1915 to Thomas and Phoebe Haycock in Spring Glen. He married Ruth Wilcox Nov. 25, 1936 in Spring Glen.

He worked for Rio Grande Railroad for 18 years and Rio Grande Motorway for 18 years. He was a veteran of World War II.

Clifford was an avid hunter, fisherman, trapper and trained retrievers.

Clifford had four children, Clifford (Barbara) Haycock, Glenwood Springs; Ronna (Phillip), Mountain Green; Barry (Bunny), South Jordan; and Tommy who died in infancy. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years in March 2002; also by two sisters and four brothers. He is survived by one brother, three sisters, 14 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

Rosa Haslam

AMERICAN FORK - Rosa Lea (Mangone) Haslam, age 87, of American Fork, returned to her Heavenly Father Wednesday, April 24, 2002.

She was born to Frank and Teresa (Aquila) Mangone in Castle Gate, on Aug. 6, 1914. She married George Webb Haslam June 21, 1934 and they later solemnized their marriage in the Manti LDS Temple.

During her years as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she held many teaching leadership and stake positions. She loved serving her Heavenly Father and others. Her son, "Junior" attended the Ann Self School for the handicapped. She volunteered many hours working with and showing love to these special children.

The beauty of flowers and birds were admired by her. She could raise almost any kind of flower. Her greatest talent was in cooking, but her bread making was superb. She demonstrated bread making, from wheat to a finished loaf, for school classes and ladies' groups in Carbon and Emery counties.

Lea is survived by children, George Joshua "Junior" and Joyce (Larry) Bryant; two brothers, Gabriel Mangone, Helper; Bennett Mangone, Salt Lake City; sister, Rose Marie Colton, Salt Lake City; three grandsons, Justin (Kimberly), Nathan (Michele), and Kristian (Heather) Bryant; and six great-grandchildren, Ashley, Tyler, Jonas, Spencer, Benjamin and Wade.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 27 at the American Fork East LDS Stake Center under the direction of Anderson & Sons Mortuary. Interment, American Fork City Cemetery.

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