DUCHESNE - Jerry K. Leavitt, age 62, of Duchesne County, passed away in his sleep in Battlement Mesa, Colo.
He was born Aug. 19, 1943 in Salt Lake City to Kenneth B. and Lucille N. Liddell Leavitt.
Jerry served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the American Legion. He was a member of Elks BPOE.
He enjoyed his ranch, flying his plane, riding his horse, Spook, and spending time with his family. He especially loved flying and flew work crews in and out of the oilfields for a living.
He was a lifelong resident of the Duchesne area. Jerry had a great sense of humor, a ready laugh and loved to tease. He was proud of his daughters and stepsons and their achievements.
He is survived by wife, Sally, of Utah; daughters, Jerilyn (Michael) Babicky, Phoenix, Ariz.; Stephanie (Garner) Gremillion, San Jose, Calif.; stepsons, Rich Olmos, Draper; Jeff (Rachelle) Blanc, Price; sister, Marilyn (Ted) Priest, Roosevelt; 10 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Friday, May 5, 11 a.m., at the Duchesne LDS Stake Center, where friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Burial, Duchesne Cemetery under the direction of Hullinger Mortuary, Roosevelt.
HELPER - Our loving mother, grandmother, sister and longtime friend, Mary Parcich Sunter, passed away May 2, 2006 at Castle Country Care Center in Price at the age of 90.
She was born Aug. 22, 1915 in Sesser, Ill., to Emil and Annie Krizman Parcich. Married Martin Sunter April 13, 1937 in Price; he died July 19, 1999.
Member of the Catholic Church. Devoted member SNPJ Lodge 689 for 75 years.
Mary was a den mother for the Helper Cub Scouts Troop 3001 for many years.
She enjoyed crocheting and making povitica for her family and friends.
Survived by daughter, Jean Boyack, Helper; son, Emil Sunter, Helper; sister, Emma Merkley, Rohnert Park, Calif.; grandchildren, Tom (Johnna) Boyack, Helper; Wendy (Colin) Morf, Hillsborough, Calif.; Emil (Crissy) Sunter, Carbonville; Jason (Amy) Jensen, Salt Lake City; and eight loving great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; infant son; and son-in-law, Pace Boyack.
Funeral Mass Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m., at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Helper. Vigil service Friday evening, 7 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Friday and Saturday one hour prior to service. Committal service, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper.
HUNTINGTON - Ina Madge Guymon, age 81, our loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away after a short illness.
She was born Aug. 12, 1924 in Huntington to Joseph B. and Alice Allen Johnson. She married Starr Hall Guymon July 14, 1943 in Baltimore, Md, later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.
Madge was very active in her church and community. She served as a ward and stake choir director for 43 years as well as in various other church callings. She served on the state library committee and helped established all the libraries in Emery County.
She loved gardening and was currently serving on the Huntington city beautification committee. She served on the State Farm Bureau women's committee for 10 years.
Above all else, she loved her family and most especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Madge is survived by husband, Hal, of Huntington; children and their spouses, Courtney and Vee Guymon of Huntington; LaMar and Gayla Guymon of Huntington; Kay and David Phillips of Heber City; Vaughn Guymon, also of Huntington; and 64 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also survived by sister, Enid Migliori of Salt Lake City. Preceded in death by son, Larry; four brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be Saturday, May 6, 1 p.m., in the Huntington LDS Stake Center where friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial, Huntington Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.
PRICE/OGDEN - Jeffery James "J.J." Hauser passed away Monday, May 1, 2006, after a tragic accident while enjoying time with his many friends.
He was born Nov. 28, 1985.
J.J. was liked and loved by all who knew him. He had no enemies.
Mature beyond his 20 short years of life, he was very thoughtful and considerate and very aware of God and the natural beauty all around.
He lived life to his fullest everyday as if he knew his stay here on earth would be short.
He loved sunsets, the desert and going fishing. The sand dunes, ATVs and cars were his passion.
He was a welder and wanted to be a car painter like his Dad. He loved his job at Harris Auto Body.
J.J. attended schools in Ogden and Price. He graduated from Fremont High School.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
J.J. loved his sister, Dad and Mom, and grandparents. He also loved his special friend, Jennaca.
Generosity and giving came naturally to this caring young man.
His generosity extends beyond his death, as he donated his organs so others could live.
God bless you, our dearest J.J., you touched our hearts forever.
J.J. is survived by mother, Connie Ray Hauser (Charles Brown); father, Jeff S. (Mindy) Hauser; sister, Heidi Hauser; grandparents, Reed and Alta Neeley; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by grandmother, Judy Ray; grandfather, Keith Ray; great-grandmother, Belva Peterson; and infant twin brothers, Jayson and Juston.
Funeral services will be Saturday, May 6, 2 p.m., at Lindquist's Roy Mortuary, 3333 West 5600 South. Friends and family may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Lindquist's Washington Heights Memorial Park. Email condolences to the family at email@example.com.
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