PRICE - Willis A. Hammerschmid, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away March 11, 2006 at age 90.
He was born Sept. 18, 1915 in Tonganoxie, Kans., to William Hammershmid and Kathryn Pellman Hammerschmid. Willis married the love if his life, Wilma Mills on Feb. 18, 1944.
He was one of the first young men from the Uintah Basin to join the Marine Corp.
He was the hardest working man we knew. He worked at the Gilsonite mine while running a farm in the Uintah Basin. Later after moving to Price he ran a ranch in Nine Mile Canyon and worked for U.S. Steel, retiring at age 70. He was an independent individual respected by all who knew him for his honesty, integrity and work ethic.
He is survived by wife, Wilma; sons, Charles (Debra), Carl (Debbie); grandchildren, Nathan, Ethan, Gentry, Jennifer and Kymberly; sisters, Jerry Harmston, Jackie Ingram, Leona (Sam) Nesi, Carol Hammerschmid; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; and sister, Kay.
Viewing will be at Fausett Mortuary, 680 E. 100 South, Price on March 15 at 11 a.m. to noon and followed by graveside services at Cleveland cemetery at 1 p.m.
HUNTINGTON - Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Norma Marie Ward, age 56, passed away March 8, 2006 at Castleview Hospital.
She was born Aug. 7, 1949 in Price to Joseph and Glenna Hunt Jensen. Married Jerry Ward Sept. 13, 1991 in Huntington.
Norma lived for her family and she made sure that she spoiled her grandchildren every chance she had.
She loved crocheting, gardening, canning and fishing with Jerry and her dog, "Toby".
Survived by husband, Jerry Ward; three daughters, Peggy Lupo Whitten, Delorus and Charles Whitten, all of Price; Sylvia and Robert Slama of Price; stepchildren, Jeri Faye and Guillermo Meza, Harold Ward, both of Huntington; Mike Ward of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Jimmy Ward, Tallahasse, Fla.; John and Jen Ward, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; 16 grandchildren and many other living relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, George Chubbuck II; sister, Ethel Chubbuck; and stepdaughter, LeAnn Ward.
Graveside service Wednesday, March 15, 2 p.m. at Lawrence Cemetery. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home in Price Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m.
EAST CARBON - Manuel O. "Spooks" Manzanares, age 89, passed away March 7, 2006 in Elko, Nev.
He was born Dec. 30, 1916 in Ignacio, Colo., to E.T. and Lucy Duran Manzanares. Married Geneva Dora Gallegos, she passed away on July 30, 1982 after 45 years of marriage.
Member of the Catholic Church. Longtime resident of East Carbon where he was a retired member of the United Mine Workers of America, Horse Canyon Local 9958.
"Spooks" enjoyed fishing, hunting and his "Wendover Trips". He will be dearly missed by family and a community of friends.
Survived by six sons, four daughters and their spouses, Ben and Jan of Price; Ray and Diane of Seattle, Wash., Ron and Cheryl of Ferron, Ken and Sissy of East Carbon, Joe and Teresa of Ferron, Stephen and Terri of Price, Elaine and Tom Gravlee of Elko, Nev., Sadie Manzanares of Price, Virginia "Goldie" and Bob Sanchez of Price, Dolores and John Jones of Meeker, Colo.; special companion, Liz Manzanares of East Carbon; sister, Emma Pinkert, Ignacio, Colo.; brothers, Joe and Lucy Manzanares of Grand Junction, Colo.; John Manzanares of Seattle, Wash.; and many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; wife; beautiful daughter, Betty Jean "Jeannie" Maestas; sister, Lola; and brother, Victor.
Funeral Mass was Saturday, March 11, Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Vigil service was Friday evening, at Mitchell Funeral Home in Price. Committal service, Price City Cemetery.
Our Dad, let your memories be your eulogy to a very great man, Our Dad. I could go on and on about his great attributes about how honest he was and how perfect. But in reality, only he and God know. All I know is that he was very perfect to us. May God open the gates of heaven to you "Pops". We love you very much, Dad. Love your children.