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Louis Kolb

PRICE/LAGRANDE, Ore. - Louis Edward Kolb, 56, a former resident of Price and resident of LaGrande, Ore., passed away April 18, 2006 in Boardman, Ore.

Louie, Baker Valley's version of Sam Elliott, was born in Baker City on Dec. 8, 1949 to George W. Kolb Sr. and Juanita A. Errend Kolb.

He attended Baker Valley Schools and never met a teacher smarter than him!

Louie never met a stranger. Louie's good nature and loving spirit were well known by everyone. He always loved to make people laugh and he always made sure that everyone was treated fairly.

Louie was an avid sportsman, hunter and fisherman with a great love of life. His greatest job was the beauty of the outdoors and camping trips with his family and friends. The more the merrier!

Louie's work life ranged from mill work, ranching, logging, trucking and owning his own business for many years. He put his heart and soul into everything he did, "until hunting season!" The only thing he loved more (yes, more than hunting) was the life he shared with Darla.

Louie was loved by many, will be mised by all, and never forgotten; nor will the survival skills he taught us all!

Louie is survived by wife and soulmate, Darla; five children and their spouses, Lisa Marie DelCurto Kolb, Mary P. Kolb, Crystal (Gabe) Hernandez, Luke A. Kolb, and Kody L. Kolb; brothers, Bill Kolb and David Kolb (Bei Jiang); sisters, Becky Corning and Debbie (Jim) Treutle; five grandchildren and a truckload of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents; grandmother, Beth Errend; and infant sister, Catherine L. Kolb.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 22 in Baker City, Ore.

Memorial contributions can be made in Louie's name to The Powder River Sportsman Club - Youth Hunter Education Challenge Program in care of Gray's West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.

Family, Friends, Hunting and Fishing...That's life!

Maurine Anderson

PRICE - Maurine Lewis Anderson, age 96, passed away April 22, 2006 at the Castle Country Care Center in Price.

She was born April 2, 1910 in Lawrence, to Morgan Owen and Mary Madora Wilcock Lewis. Married Howard T. Ballard July 19, 1930 in Columbia; he died May 30, 1962. Married L.J. "Andy" Anderson Aug. 7, 1981 in the Manti LDS Temple; he died July 14, 2000.

Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, embroidering and caring for her family. Maurine worked for many years at JC Penney of Price.

Survived by daughter, Janet Beach, Price; daughter-in-law, Gaylene Ballard, Price; sister, Cleo Muhlestein, Provo; brother, Russell Dean (Charolette) Lewis, Salt Lake City; eight grandchildren, Michael (Linda) Ballard, Lance Ballard, Connie Cooper, Kent (Karen) Steele, Robert (Julie) Steele, Lynne McDonald, Debbie (Mark) Clausen M.D., Leonard (Heidie) Peterson; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; husbands; daughter, Pat Steele; son, Martin Ballard; brothers, Ross and Glen Lewis; and sisters, Mae, Luella, Mabel and Vera.

Funeral service Wednesday, April 26, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Wednesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery.

Nathan Sanchez

PRICE/SALT LAKE CITY - Our loving son, brother, grandson and accomplished musician, Nathan Allen Sanchez, age 32, passed away April 22, 2006 in West Jordan.

He was born Dec. 9, 1973 in Springville, to Arthur L. Sanchez and Linda B. Guire.

Nathan was a highly accomplished and successful musician who shared his amazing talents with those around him.

He was a self-taught pianist, guitar player, poet, composer, and writer.

He was a graduate of Skyline High School Class of 1993.

Nathan loved life in general, he loved animals, camping, and enjoying the outdoors.

Survived by father, Arthur L. Sanchez; mother, Linda B. Crawford; stepmother, Beckie Sanchez; brothers, Arthur L. Sanchez Jr., Ogden; Anthony P. Sanchez, West Jordan; Steven Carsello, Price; sister, Sophia Garcia, West Jordan; grandmother, Rachel Sanchez, Price; grandparents, Ron and Gloria Zufelt, Huntington; and Rudy and Shanna Mezek, Price. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and spiritual wife, Julie Dwire and her son, James Allen Dwire, who Nathan loved as his own son.

Graveside services Tuesday, April 25, 10 a.m. at Price City Cemetery with a reception immediately following in the basement of the Notre Dame Church. Nathan has requested those in attendance to wear his favorite color purple. In lieu of flowers, Nathan has requested donations to cancer research in the area of Ewings Sarcoma. Donations may be made at any Key Bank locations in Utah.

Larry Devereaux

ELMO - Lawrence Edward Devereaux II, age 45, passed away April 21, 2006 at the University of Utah Hospital.

He was born Oct. 2, 1960 in Rifle, Colo., to Lawrence Edward and Edith Grosser Devereaux. Married Janet Jensen Oct. 7, 1983 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Larry was a longtime resident of Emery County, where he retired from Deer Creek Coal Mine in November 2005. He enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, fishing, going to the desert and camping. Larry loved spending time with his family and playing baseball with his boys.

Survived by parents, Lawrence and Edith Devereaux, Grand Junction, Colo.; wife, Janet Devereaux, Elmo; children, Jennifer Devereaux, Summerville, S.C.; Skyler and Chadisty Devereaux, Omaha, Neb.; Aaron Devereaux, Shawn Devereaux, both of Elmo; sisters, Susan Gordon, Great Falls, Mont.; Angie Devereaux, Grand Junction, Colo.; brother, Mike and Robin Gordon, Huntington; and grandchildren, Kenneth and Rachael.

Funeral service, Friday, April 28, 11 a.m., Desert Edge Christian Church. Family will be at the church Friday one hour prior to service. Friends are welcome at Mitchell Funeral Home Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Interment, Huntington City Cemetery.

Loretta Thayn

PRICE - Loretta Sutherland Thayn, 71, passed away April 22, 2006 in Price.

She was born Nov. 15, 1934 in Wallsburg to George and Grace Sutherland. In 1951 she married Alonzo (Lon) Thayn. They lived together most of their lives in Wellington on their farm. She was known for her strong spirit, and many will miss her.

Loretta is survived by husband, Alonzo (Lon) Thayn; seven children, Judy (David) Sanderson, Gloria (Sheldon) Oviatt, Darlene Harvel, Scott (Mary) Thayn, Clark Thayn, Valorie (Jason) Marietti, and Lon (Julie) Thayn; 16 grandsons, five granddaughters, nine great-grandsons and three great-granddaughters. Also survived by five brothers, Lamar (Harla) Thayn, Ronald (Chris) Thayn, and Ernie (Lorraine) Thayn, all of Salt Lake, Ray (Darlene) Thayn of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; and one sister, Linda (Danny) Schindler of Salt Lake. Preceded in death by parents; granddaughter, Melissa Ann Sanderson; and brother, Ralph Sutherland.

Memorial services will be April 27, 11 a.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price. Friends are invited to visit with the family the evening prior from 6 to 8 p.m. at the mortuary. A luncheon will be provided at the LDS stake center at 935 E. Main Street in Wellington following services.

Joan Durfey

EMERY - Our kind and beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Eva Joan Goff Durfey, age 71, died April 12, 2006 in Ferron, of complications from a stroke.

She was born Nov. 8, 1934 in Sullivan, Ind., a daughter of Willard Roscoe and Grace Laura Simons Goff. Married Karnell King Durfey, Dec. 19, 1990 in Price.

Joan was a member of the Catholic Church. She and Karnell had lived in Emery for the past 15 years. Prior to that she had lived in Bicknell.

She is survived by husband, Karnell, of Emery; children, Teresa Copeland (Erne Krabbe) of Elko, Nev.; Robert and Darla Durfey of Yucca City, Calif.; David and Mindy Durfey of San Diego, Calif.; Joyce Freeman of West Valley City; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son, Bradley Neil Copeland; daughter, Debra Lee Durfey; three brothers and two sisters, Kenneth Goff, Ivan Goff, Ivo Goff, Lydia Clark and Dorothy Robinson.

Funeral Mass for Joan was April 20 at the St. Anthony of the Desert Catholic Church in Torrey. Interment, Teasdale Cemetery under the direction of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield, Salina and Gunnison.

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