PRICE - Bill Dan German, age 81, passed away Feb. 3, 2006 in Price.
He was born Nov. 12, 1924 in Rifle, Colo., to Dan and Bertha Hand German. Married Verde Allred West in Moab in 1954, she passed away in 1984. Married Mary J. Krompel Henderson October 22, 1985 in Chattahoochee, Fla.
Member of Carbon Lodge 16 F&AM of Utah. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was also stationed in Pearl Harbor. Longtime resident of Carbon County where he worked for Kaiser, Valley Camp and Soldier Creek coal mines. Member of the Price American Legion Post 3 for 32 years. Bill loved his garden, flowers and was a true outdoors man who enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Survived by wife, Mary German, Price; stepchildren, Jerry (Betty) West, Carbonville; Rhea (Denny) Branch, Wellington; Mary (Arlo) Smith, Auburn, Wash.; Robert D. Henderson, Price; Henessy "Lynnette" (Jacques) Wayser, Los Angeles, Calif.; David W. (Leah) Henderson, Woodland Hills, Calif.; and many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; and sister, Ruth Robinson.
Masonic funeral service Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2 p.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Tuesday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery.
HELPER - Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Lerene Hansen Fossat, 80, passed away on Feb. 2, 2006 at the Utah Valley Hospital in Provo.
Lerene was born July 6, 1925 in Spring Glen, to Hyrum and Laura Cook Hansen. She grew up in Spring Glen and Helper and graduated from Carbon High School in Price. Married Alfred Fossat Aug. 9, 1945 in Murray; later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. Alfred passed away Dec. 16, 1999.
Lerene was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a great religious faith. She looked forward to the day when she would be united with many family members, especially her husband.
Lerene was a loving wife and mother who was devoted to her family.
She loved to read and garden with her husband, and received many beautification awards for their yard from Helper City.
Survived by children, LaNae (DeLoy) Bogdin, Castle Dale; Diane (Stewart) Fausett, Orem; Allen Fausett, Salt Lake City; Carol Ockey, Gunnison; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; husband; brothers, Earl, Jimmy, LaMar, Calvin and Dick; sisters, Josephine and Laura; great-granddaughter, Kira McKenzie Smith; and son-in-law, Bob Ockey.
Funeral service Wednesday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m., at the Helper LDS Stake Center, 150 Ridgeway Street. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church in Helper Wednesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper.
SPRING GLEN - Lana Jean Passarella, age 45, passed away Feb. 2, 2006 in Roosevelt.
She was born Jan. 12, 1961 in Price to Robert S. and Anna Lou Jorgensen Birch. She married Fred Passarella and were later divorced.
Lana loved being in the outdoors especially camping and fishing with her family. She also enjoyed crafts and doing yard work.
She worked for MSHA for more than 20 years and most recently worked as a mine inspector and investigator.
She is survived by two children, Nicole and Tanner Passarella of Spring Glen; brother, Terry (Montie) Birch; sisters, Christine Melo and Lynette Birch; as well as many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Also survived by a special friend, Dennis Christensen. Preceded in death by parents; grandparents; and sister, Sherry.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 7, 11 a.m., at the Fausett Mortuary Chapel in Price where friends and family may call one hour prior to services. Interment, Price City Cemetery.
HELPER - Ermida M. Perri, age 93, passed away Feb. 2, 2006 at Castleview Hospital in Price.
She was born Nov. 28, 1912 in Walsenburg, Colo., to Vittorio and Eredeci Gualandri Vasirani. Married Ross Perri Aug. 21, 1940 in Spring Glen.
Member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and Stella D'America Lodge 77.
Ermida was an accomplished and exceptional dancer, cook, homemaker, wife and mother. She will be dearly missed by family and a community of friends.
Survived by husband, Ross Perri; son, Ross Perri Jr., both of Helper; niece, Gloria Rufinni, Truth or Consequences, N.M.; nephew, Victor Pierotti, Helper; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bill (Dolly) Perri, Venice Lami Florence Butkovich, Tony (Ann) Perri, Mike (Ellen) Perri, Irene Perri, Emma (Tony) Beacco; and many other loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Dena Pierotti; and brothers, Pete, Chuck and Alb.
Funeral Mass Monday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church. Vigil service Sunday evening, 7 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Committal, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper.