SANDY - Once again, Joe F. Martinez, formerly of Sandy, is on the road. He left on his final trucking run on May 21, 2006 at the age of 76.
He was born to Jose Adolpho and Senaida Valdez Martinez Nov. 4, 1929 in Gallina, N.M. He married Virginia Roberts Oct. 16, 1951, later divorced.
After driving for 30 years for several trucking companies, he accomplished his lifelong dream of owning and driving his own semi-truck as an independent trucker and later retired from the trucking industry.
Joe enjoyed the outdoors camping, fishing and hunting with his family.
He was a great example as a father and grandfather and will be missed by those who knew him best.
Survived by three sons, Joseph D. (Ina), South Jordan; Steven J. (Kim), Price; Kenneth A. (Cheryl), Draper; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Also survived by dad, Jose; two sisters, Effie Roberts, and Celia Martinez; three brothers, Pat, Amedeo and Joe A. Martinez. Preceded in death by mother; son, James Evan; grandson, Colton Levi; and brother, Phil.
Services will be Wednesday, May 24, 11 a.m. at Lake Hills Mortuary, 10055 South State Street, Sandy. Friends and family may call 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, and one hour prior to services on Wednesday.
PRICE/RIVERTON - Tony Karterakis, age 77, passed away peacefully May 21, 2006 in Salt Lake City.
He was born Nov. 26, 1928 in Helper to James and Zambia Antonakis Karterakis.
Tony enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing, hunting and caring for his horses.
In his youth, he spent many years herding sheep in Carbon County.
Tony lived for his family and he made sure that his children were cared for. He loved visiting with family, friends and going on his "Wendover trips."
Tony owned and operated the Golden Fleece in Salt Lake City.
He was a dear friend to all and will be greatly missed.
Survived by two daughters and two sons, Toni (Kenneth) Karterakis-Forgy, Olympia, Wash.; Shelly Karterakis, Springville; Mike Karterakis, Taylorsville, Jim Karterakis, Riverton, six grandchildren, Shane, Athena, Angie, Paul, Shawn, Shalease; and six loving great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Janis, West Jordan; Agnes Peirce, Price; brother, Ernest Karterakis, Amarillo, Texas; and many loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; and sisters, Mary, Christina, Kleaunthy and Tessie.
Funeral service Thursday, May 25, 2 p.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Thursday one hour prior to service. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery.
EAST CARBON/SALT LAKE CITY - Davies Clarke, has reunited with his earthly father, Henry G. Clarke Sr., brothers, Kelly D. and Billy Joe, on Thursday, May 18, 2006.
He was born Feb. 12, 1957 to Henry Gordon and MarJean Bowden Clarke.
He was raised and graduated from East Carbon High.
Davies was a traveler. No matter where he went or who he met, he touched hearts.
He will be remembered for his kindness and giving nature.
He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
Davies is survived by son, Davies Joe Jr. (April) Clarke; grandchildren, Alexis, Payton, Jamie and unborn, Cody Davies Clarke, Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter, Devan Marie (Randy) Andreasen; grandchildren, Christopher Riun, Taylor, Kayly and Ambria, Spanish Fork; daughter, Katie Clarke; Brandon, Kristie and Tami Copeland, Orem; mother, MarJean Clarke, Salt Lake City; sisters, Pat (Paul) Hill, Sue Ann (John) Naranjo, Kathy (Van) Cook, Shawnee Clarke; and brother, Henry G. Jr. (Janice) Clarke.
Memorial service Wednesday, May 24, 2 p.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 E. Main Street, Price. Family will be at Mitchell's one half hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery.