HUNTINGTON - Cathie Lee Bailey Samples Stiffler, age 78, passed away March 30, 2006 in Price.
She was born Feb. 16, 1928 in Shady Point, Okla., to John Henry and Mentie Bell Hardin Bailey.
Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Longtime resident of Huntington where she was a member of the Huntington Lions Club and a life member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 2379.
She enjoyed singing at the nursing homes in the area and participating at other functions with the Country Rovers. Cathie was a very kind and loving person who donated many hours in the community with the Emery County Food Bank and the Lions Club.
She loved crocheting, fishing and caring for all types of animals.
Survived by brothers, Calvin Bailey, Palermo, Calif.; godchildren, Brittany and Colton Walls, special families, the Walls and the Bosleys families; and many loving nieces, nephews and dear friends. Preceded in death by parents, two brothers and one sister.
Funeral services Wednesday, April 5, 11 a.m., Huntington 1st LDS Ward Chapel. Family will be at the church Wednesday one hour prior to services. Friends are welcome at Mitchell Funeral Home in Price daily. Interment, Huntington city cemetery.
WELLINGTON - The light of our world has gone out. Our beautiful wife and mother, Lynda Jane Durrant Compagni, age 54, passed away March 31, 2006 in Price while surrounded by her adoring family after a valiant battle with cancer.
Mom was born Sept. 11, 1951 in Dragerton, to Max and Margaret Cooper Durrant. She married the love of her life, Charles "Chuck" Compagni July 26, 1969 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church and had been holding hands and saying "I love you" ever since.
After graduating in cosmetology at College of Eastern Utah, Mom brought endless beauty to hundreds of people from Salt Lake's Salon Dante to Price's Trade Secret.
Not only did Mom make people look their best, she made them feel their best. She was always upbeat, positive and took on the role of mother, mentor and counselor to anyone who sat in her chair. Her positive impact on the lives she has touched is one of her many legacies.
We will remember our "Nubie" for the important lessons she has taught us, "Never give up or give in." "Always stand up for yourself." "Never be afraid to speak your mind," "Laugh often." and "Love each other."
Mom always put family first. She was the loudest cheerleader at football games, the first to clap at opera concerts and always greeted Dad with a look of adoration and a kiss.
Even her recent battle with cancer did not stop her from traveling to see her son's first Italian restaurant, or sit through a concert to hear her daughter sing an Aria.
The greatest job of mom's life has been Vito Corleone, her two year old Bichon. He was her protector and pal and always had plenty of kisses for her. He never left her side.
Mom was essence of the power of positive thinking. She amazed family and friends and the great medical team that cared for her. She never lost her humor or her wit, her favorite line being, "I've got cancer, I'm not deaf!" Her ability to bring light to any situation will be greatly missed. Mom loved the smell of rain, pine trees, camping, fishing, irises, daffodils, the ocean and she loved her family "big as the sky!"
She is survived by husband, Charles Compagni, Wellington; daughter and son and their spouses, Tarasina Compagni (Rick Vasquez), Grand Junction, Colo.; Charles Anthony (Celisse) Compagni, Norman, Okla.; brother, Ted (Shirley) Durrant, Buchannon, Va.; and protector and pal, Vita Corleone Compagni. Also survived by father-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by parents, Max and Margaret Durrant; brother, Terry Max Durrant; nephew, Cooper Durrant; mother-in-law, Della Compagni; brothers-in-law, Mike Smyth; Chico Compagni; and dear friend, Dan James.
Funeral Mass Thursday, April 6, 10 a.m. Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Vigil service Wednesday evening, 7 p.m., at the church. Family will be at Notre Dame Church Wednesday and Thursday one hour prior to services. Committal, Price city cemetery, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.
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