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Darlene Coleman

PRICE - Our beloved Darlene Ellen Coleman, age 67, passed away May 15, 2002 at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family following a brave battle with cancer.

She was born June 30, 1934 in Price to Clarence and Nellie Prettyman Smith. She married Dan Coleman April 5, 1953 in Elko, Nev.

She had been a very hard worker all her life, working as a devoted homemaker and a custodian at several places throughout her life. She enjoyed playing the guitar, fishing, crossword puzzles, but her greatest love was being with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Dan Coleman, Price; children, Danny G. (Tracie) Coleman, Kathy Coleman, Sharon (Hubert) Wilson, all of Price; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, with one more almost to arrive; brother, Don Smith, Price; and sister, Carol (Bill) Leverton, Cleveland. She was preceded in death by parents; seven brothers and sisters; and daughter, Eileen Coleman.

At her request, a graveside service will be conducted at the Cliffview Cemetery in Price on Wednesday, May 15, at 1 p.m. Interment will follow under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 941 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84106.

Nola Stilson

FERRON - Nola Mae Jones Stilson, 80, died may 7, 2002 in Ferron after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Born May 5, 1922 in Castle Dale, to Elisha Allen Jones Jr. and Janett Shiner Jones. Married Lyle M. Stilson May 23, 1940 in the Manti LDS Temple. They were married for 62 wonderful years.

Nola loved music and had a beautiful soprano voice. She sang in church, at funerals and many other functions.

Nola was also very talented in crafts, quilts, embroidery and sewing. Nola was an excellent cook, she made the best homemade bread around and taught many 4-H classes.

Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she held many positions over her lifetime, including counselor in the Relief Society, Primary teacher, visiting teacher and various others. Nola and her husband, Lyle, served a full-time mission for the LDS Church in the Tempe-Arizona mission.

Everyone will miss her sweet smile and pleasant disposition. She loved her husband and family dearly.

Nola is survived by husband, Lyle, Castle Dale; four children, DeAnn and Kimball Cox, Santa Clara; Pam and Jim Jewkes, Castle Dale; Eric Stilson, Sandy; Kayla Riechman, Taylorsville; 16 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Fern Jewkes, Price. Preceded in death by parents, seven brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 11, at the Castle Dale LDS Stake Center. Burial, Castle Dale Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

Michael Montoya

PRICE - Michael Carmen Montoya, age 47, passed away May 7, 2002 in Salt Lake City.

He was born March 28, 1955 in Sunnyside to Toribio Jose (Toby) Montoya and Concha Pacheco.

Michael was an adventurous and free spirited individual, who loved to work with his hands.

He enjoyed the outdoors and fishing.

Michael is survived by best friend and companion for the past 12 years, Lorna; sons, Justin Bear, Fort Duchesne; Tony J. Montoya, Vernal; one daughter; mother, Concha Montoya, Price; sisters, Theresa (Ernesto) Avila, Wilmington, Calif.; brother, Toby Montoya Jr., Paonia, Colo.; brother, David Lee Montoya, Paonia, Colo.; brother Frankie (Linda) Montoya, Salt Lake City; brother, Ronald (Cindy) Mon-toya, Hotchkiss, Colo.; sister, Cynthia (Richard) Marlow, Wil-mington, Calif.; sister Stephanie (Humberto) Guerrero, Price; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by father, Toby Montoya.

Funeral Mass Tuesday, May 14, 10 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Vigil service Monday evening, Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Tuesday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Price City Cemetery.

Virginia Gleave

ODGEN - Virginia "Ginger" Arlene Gleave of Odgen, died Monday, April 8, 2002 at the Ogden Regional Medical Center at age 60.

She was born July 10, 1941 in Standardville, to William Arthur and Alma Enid Parry. She married Merrill F. Gleave Oct. 27, 1967 in San Diego, Calif. They later divorced.

She worked as a clerk in the education field and had worked in Ogden the past 16 years. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was involved with the stake missionary, primary organizations and the Relief Society. She enjoyed crafts, crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by two daughters, Michelle (Matt) Coburn and Elva (Sam) Carpenter, all of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and eight grandchildren. She is also survived by her mother, McGill; and brother, Allen Scott Parry, Mobile, Ala. She was preceded in death by father and three brothers.

Funeral services were April 11 in Ogden. Burial took place at the Lindquist Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch.

Theon Bliss

EAST CARBON/DRAPER - Theon T. (Bill) Bliss, age 87, passed away May 13, 2002 in Draper.

He was born June 7, 1914 in Abraham, to Norman Ingalls and Harriett Theobald Bliss. He married Regina Brockett Kirkendall Sept. 28, 1940 in Eureka, Nev. She passed away April 7, 1998.

Bill served as a volunteer fireman for the East Carbon fire department and was also a member of the Carbon County Search and Rescue Team.

He was employed at the Horse Canyon coal mine and the Texaco service station in East Carbon.

He is survived by son, Hugh (Glennis) Kirkendall, daughter, Mary Ellen (Edward) Southwick; six grandsons, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. Also survived by brother, Ferron Bliss, Spanish Fork. Preceded in death by wife and parents.

Graveside service will be Thursday, May 16, 1 p.m., at the Valley View Cemetery in Sunnyside. Friends may call Wednesday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price. Burial, Valley View Cemetery.

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