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Ruby Taylor

CASTLE DALE - Ruby Theora Seeley Taylor passed away April 5, 2006.

She was born March 18, 1906 in Castle Dale, the 11th child of Orange Seeley Jr. and Elizabeth Christine Petrine Anderson. She was the last living of 14 children. Married William Melvin Taylor May 13, 1926. Marriage solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple May 4, 1933. They had a love affair that will never end. Mel passed away Nov. 19, 1985.

Parents of four daughters, Arlene, Rayone, Rita Mae and Dixie Lea.

Mother served in many positions throughout her life in her LDS faith. She dearly loved Relief Society and was very proud of her 60 plus years commitment of the visiting teacher program, keeping a 100 percent record. Mother loved her flowers and yard and made the hillsides bloom. She was very proficient at handwork.

She is survived by daughters, Arlene (Lynn) Wilstead, Rayona (John) Anderson, Rita Mae (Merlin) Farish, Dixie (Jim) Richens; 25 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren, 39 great-great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren, 25 step-great-grandchildren, 13-step-great-great-grandchildren; two sister-in-laws, Thelma Smith of Oregon and LaVon Seeley of Spring Glen. She was preceded in death by husband, parents, seven sisters and six brothers.

Funeral service was Monday, April 10, 11 a.m., at Fausett Mortuary Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper.

The family would like to acknowledge the Woodland Park Care Center and Odyssey Hospice in Salt Lake City for their loving care.

Annie Kandaris

PRICE - Annie Kandaris, age 76, passed away April 5, 2006 in Price.

She was born Sept. 19, 1929 in Sunnyside to Pete and Foto Galanis Kandaris.

Member of the Greek Orthodox Church. Annie's warmth and genuine friendship was always expressed by her smile and laughter. Annie graduated from Carbon High Class of 1948. One of her greatest joys in life was making sure that her great-nieces and nephews were spoiled. She will be dearly missed by her family and many dear friends. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the entire staff at Castle Country Care Center.

Survived by sister, Goldie Eliopulos, Henderson, Nev.; brother, John (Chon) Kandaris, Price; and many loving nieces and nephews who cared for her dearly. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Mike Kandaris; and special nephew, Lou Eliopulos.

Funeral service was Monday, April 10, Assumption Greek Orthodox Church. Trisagion service was Sunday evening, at Mitchell Funeral Home with Very Rev. Father Athanasios Emmert officiating. Interment, Price City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 688, Price, UT 84501.

"May her memory be eternal".

Kayrene Houskeeper

PRICE - Kayrene Houskeeper, 43, was relieved from her suffering April 5, 2006.

Beloved wife, mother, grandma and friend. Born June 13, 1962 in Price to Ben and Renee Blackburn. She married Gary Kent Houskeeper June 2, 1979 in the Manti LDS Temple.

Kayrene enjoyed crafts, sewing, scrapbooking, decorating, tole painting and spending time with her family and friends. She spent many years making friends with her nail ladies. She loved kids so much she became a foster parent. She served in many church callings.

Survived by husband, Gary, Price; children, Tiffiny, Moab; Chelly, Price; Bary, Salt Lake City; Brian and Kaylee, Price; grandson, Donavan, Price; parents, Ben and Renee Blackburn; brothers, Kurt and Kraig; sister, Kris; many nieces and nephews; and in-laws, Kent and Helen Houskeeper. Preceded in death by grandson, Ryker Houskeeper and her grandparents.

Funeral services were Monday, April 10, at the Price LDS Stake Center. Burial, Cliffview Cemetery, Price.

Tempie Childs

PRICE - Tempie Brasher Childs, age 87, passed away April 9, 2006 in Price.

She was born May 25, 1918 in Huntington to John William Brasher and Mary Elvira Gillespie Brasher. She married Grant R. Childs on Oct. 28, 1939 in Huntington. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple on June 18, 1966.

Tempie enjoyed serving others as a nurse for many years. She also enjoyed quilting, crocheting, gardening and reading. After the death of her husband she successfully served three LDS missions.

She is survived by children, Richard (Dawn) Childs, Diana (Charles) Taylor and Hope (Brent) Hoffman; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Also survived by sisters, Fay Roper of Huntington and Clara Jorgensen of Lehi. Preceded in death by parents; husband; sisters, Elfie Reed, Flora Rowley and Fawn Kizerian; brothers, Guy, Kenneth, Ruben, Reed and Clarence.

Funeral services will be Friday, April 14, 11 a.m., at the Huntington LDS Stake Center. Friends and family may call Thursday, April 13, 6 to 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale and one hour prior to services on April 14 at the Huntington LDS Stake Center. Interment, Huntington City Cemetery.

Newel Nelson

CLEVELAND - Newel Nelson, 87, passed away April 7, 2006 in Price surrounded by his family.

He was born Oct. 19, 1918 in Gunnison, to John and Birt Madson Nelson. He married Madge Tucker Nov. 5, 1938 in Price, later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.

He worked in the mines, drove truck and worked as a rancher/farmer all his life. He was part owner in Nelson & Allred Rodeo Contractors for 20 years.

He was his dear wife's caregiver for the past 10 years. His greatest joy was his family and had a special nickname for each of his grandkids, whom he dearly loved.

Newel is survived by wife of 68 years, Madge, of Cleveland; children and their spouses, Mickie and Clifton Carter, Lynn and Doloris Nelson, Flora and Richard Motte, all of Cleveland; nine grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by Ethel Roth of California. Preceded in death by infant daughter, Berta; brother, Bud; and sisters, Charlotte Otterstrom, Nellie Pehrson, Kate Larsen, Florence Tallerico and Edna Perry.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 11, at noon in the Cleveland LDS Chapel. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church. Interment, Cleveland City Cemetery.

Eli Kolovich

PRICE/CLEARFIELD - Eli "Herc" Kolovich, age 79, passed away April 6, 2006 in Provo.

He was born Aug. 19, 1926 in Hiawatha, to Mike and Julia Svilar Kolovich. Married Irene Kontas Nov. 10, 1957 in Price; she died Aug. 10, 1999.

Member of the Greek Orthodox Church. Eli was a life member of Price Elk's Lodge 1550 and the American Legion. He graduated from Carbon High School, College of Eastern Utah and the University of Utah.

Served U.S. Army during World War II. Eli worked as a CPA for many years in the area and later retired from Hill Air Force Base.

He enjoyed photography, traveling, fishing and visiting with his family.

Survived by sister, Jennie K. Colosimo, Provo; and six nieces and nephews, John M. Colosimo, Portland, Ore.; Gloria C. Hohrein, Greeley, Colo.; Frank E. Colosimo, Kingsport. Tenn.; Julia A. Kolovich, Karen L. Kolovich, both of Salt Lake; Kent M. Kolovich, Seagrove Beach, Fla. Preceded in death by parents; sisters, Mary and Milka; and brothers, Joe, James and Mike.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at Courtyard at Jamestown in Provo for all their loving care shown towards Eli and his family.

Funeral service Tuesday April 11, 2 p.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 E. Main Street, Price. Family will be at Mitchell's Tuesday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Interment, Price City Cemetery.

Dorthy Pilling

PRICE - Dorthy Eunice Richmond Pilling, age 77, passed away peacefully April 6, 2006 in Price.

She was born April 7, 1928 in Maywood, Calif., to Edgar N. and Edith Dalton Richmond. Married Dale C. Pilling Aug. 31, 1949 in Nevada.

Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dorthy enjoyed the outdoors, boating, fishing, camping in the Boulders and collecting arrowheads. She loved spending time with family, her trips to Las Vegas, Nev., and attending the family reunions in Monticello.

Survived by husband, Dale Pilling, Price; son, Mike Pilling, Huntington; daughter, Dalene (Joe) Spink, Price; sister, LaDona (Joe) Rukavina, Price; brother, C.T. (Colleen) Richmond, Salt Lake City; sister-in-law, Merlene Anderson, Castle Dale; seven grandchildren, Mike, Adam, Jessica, Zach, Krisdale, Kensie and Branden; and four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; son, Scott Pilling; brother, Clyde Richmond.

Funeral service was Monday, April 10, Mitchell Funeral Home. Interment, Price City Cemetery.

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