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Kent Flewelling

GREEN RIVER - Kent Evans Flewelling, age 57, passed away suddenly May 28, 2006 at his daughter's home in California.

Born Nov. 6, 1948 in Joplin, Mo., to Elmer E. and Delma Morgan Flewelling.

Kent was a longtime resident of Green River and graduate of Green River High School.

He was a hard worker who enjoyed his career as a uranium miner.

He honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp.

Kent's whole life was his three daughters whom he loved dearly.

He enjoyed reading, politics and history.

He loved the outdoors and was a free spirit.

Kent enjoyed a good laugh and he had a wonderful sense of humor. Our lives will never be the same without him.

Survived by his three daughters, Jennifer (Randy) Mathis, Hurricane; Samantha (Tony) Pearson, Hurricane; Amy Powers, Lake Forest, Calif.; 11 grandchildren, Robert, Gabby, Eden, Lilly, Lisa, Cassie, Kaileigh, Lindsey, Tanner, Morganne and Hailey. Preceded in death by parents; and sister, Maxine McDougal.

Graveside service, Monday, June 5, 1 p.m., Elgin Cemetery in Green River under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home of Price.


Ardath Carr

PRICE - Mary Ardath Casaday Carr, age 95, passed away peacefully May 30, 2006 at Parkdale Care Center.

She was born April 21, 1911 in Castle Gale, to William E. and Mary Babcock Casaday. Married John Theo Carr Oct. 7, 1950 in Reno, Nev. He died Dec. 26, 1977.

Ardath was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church where she was very instrumental in starting three new churches. As a devoted member she served as secretary and treasurer of these churches for over 50 years, and also served in numerous other capacities.

Ardath worked as a lab tech for more than 60 years in various hospitals.

She was very talented with her hands and she loved to make crafts of all sorts.

Survived by son, Ben L. Carr, Auburn, Calif.; daughter, Anna Mae Taylor, Woodland, Calif.; brother, Raymond (Ellen) Casaday, Salt Lake City; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents; husband; sons, Edward and Theo Carr; daughters, Louise and Sarah; brother, Bill; sisters, Fern, Enid, Verda, Mildred, Edna and Donna.

Funeral service Friday, June 2, 2 p.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Thursday evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday one hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery.


Kyoko Parsons

PRICE - Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Kyoko Moride Parsons, age 79, passed away May 30, 2006 in Price.

Born Sept. 26, 1926 in Hiroshima, Japan and was a survivor of the atomic bomb. She married Kenneth Brown Parsons in Kobe, Japan, on Oct. 2, 1951.

Kay was a great seamstress.

She loved her pets, which she had many of.

She also loved teaching her grandkids origami and how to make sushi and chow mein. She loved to show off her skills, especially when it was winning the grandkids at any Nintendo game.

She will be dearly missed by her family and a community of friends.

Survived by four children, Anthony (Margene) Parsons, Helper; Douglas (Susan) Parsons, Sunnyside; Patty (Allen) Hannert, Price; Judy (Kim) Spigarelli; Price; 11 grandchildren, Amy (Jeremy), Lehi; Tony (Summer) Crestview, Fla.; Parker, Helper; Kara (Kelly) Sunnyside; Deanna (Lane) Craig, Colo.; D.J. (Annie), Port Angeles, Wash.; David, Price; John (Sam), Helper; Julie, Price; Kimberly, Salt Lake City; Kelli, Price; 10 great-grandchildren and two more on the way. She was preceded in death by husband, parents, grandson and pets.

Graveside service, Friday, June 2, 11 a.m., Price City Cemetery. Family will be at Mitchell's Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.


Rick Gutierrez

PRICE - Rick David Joseph Gutierrez, age 47, died peacefully at home on May 26, 2006 after a long battle with diabetes.

Ricky was born Dec. 20, 1958 in Spring Canyon to Marie Montoya and Raymond Gutierrez. Married Christine Adair and was later divorced.

He was a coal miner and worked for U.S. Fuel Co. local 6363 in Hiawatha for many years.

Ricky's special talent and favorite pastime was playing his guitar, which he did so well. He performed for many occasions throughout the years.

His dad, Ray Gutierrez, was also a very talented and well known local musician. He taught Ricky to play the guitar at the tender young age of only three years old. Ricky's tiny hands weren't even big enough to wrap around the guitar neck, so he would lay the guitar across his lap and use his thumb to glide it along the top of the guitar's neck just to play the songs that he had learned. He played the guitar like that until he was 10 years old. It was amazing. Ricky's first public performance with his Dad was at the Carbon Country Club, he was only five years old at the time.

Regardless if he had a good day or a bad day, he was always there for you, just as we were for him.

He always had that special joke, just for you. It always made him feel better when he knew he could make you laugh.

Ricky, we're going to miss you so much. You were our heart and soul. We love you, and if you can still do it, please take our pain away.

Survived by his two children, David Gutierrez, Jennifer Gutierrez, Fairview, Okla.; mother, Marie Gutierrez, four sisters, three brothers and spouses, Terri (Stephen) Manzanares, Debbie Madrigal, Judy Hernandez, Rose Marie (Rogelio) Cortez, Steve (Jean) Gutierrez, Paul (Grace) Gutierrez, Carlos (Erika) Gutierrez; 21 nieces and nephews, and 13 great nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Ray Gutierrez; and both sets of grandparents.

We will be honoring Ricky's wishes to be cremated.

Memorial Mass Friday, June 2, 10 a.m., at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Helper. Vigil service Thursday evening, 7 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Committal service, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.


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