PRICE - Joseph Eriec Matthews, 87, passed away July 4 in Salt Lake City surrounded by his family.
He was born Nov. 27, 1918 in Gilmer, Texas to Benjamin and Vera (Holland) Mathews. He married Melva Marie Powell on Dec. 22, 1949 in the Manti LDS Temple.
A proud veteran, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he was awarded the Purple Heart.
Joseph was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served with his wife in the Phoenix, Ariz., Mission from 1985-1987.
He enjoyed the outdoors, and going fishing and camping.
He enjoyed working in garden and bee keeping.
He loved to tell jokes. Most of all, he loved his family and the time spent with them.
He is survived by children, Marilyn Huntington of La Pine, Ore.; Renee Edwards of Price; Christine (Jim) Gunter of Wellington; Clarence (Cindy) Mathews of St. George; Jame (Brenda) Mathews of Helper; Rhea Dawn (Perry) Graham of Provo; Dinah (Jeff) Hayward of Castle Dale; Morris Mathews of West Jordan; Larry (Linny) Mathews of Orem; 27 grandchildren, and 35 and one half great-grandchildren. Also survived by two brothers, Paul of Tulsa, Okla.; and Dave of Dallas, Texas. Preceded in death by wife, Melva; two sisters; and mother and father.
Services will be Friday, July 7, 11 a.m., in the Price LDS 6th Ward Chapel (300 W. 500 South). Friends are invited to call on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fausett Mortuary, and one hour prior to services at the chapel. Interment, Price City Cemetery.
STANDARDVILLE/PRICE - John Lewis Warden, age 71, passed away July 4, 2006 after a valiant and courageous battle with cancer.
John was born Jan. 2, 1935 in Block, Tenn. to Hugh R. and Clydia M. Warden. He had two older brothers and one older sister. The family lived in Tennessee until 1947, when they moved to Standardville. They later moved to Denver, Colo., and then to Detroit, Mich. While in Detroit John met Bernice Salewske whom he later married.
John worked at many jobs in his lifetime. He worked in the auto plants in Detroit, Mich., uranium mines in Utah and New Mexico, base metals in Telluride, Colo., quicksilver in Gurneyville, Calif., digging tunnels in Milwaukee, Chicago, and Duchesne. He also drove truck all over the western states and the mid-west. In 1970 he hired on as a case worker for the Ute Indian Alcoholism Program. He went back to school and began studying human behavior. John loved his job with the Ute tribe and he loved the people he worked with. He later started the Employee Help Program in Helper. He always felt the most productive time of his life was spent helping people to help themselves. The happiest times of his life were spent at Flaming Gorge and Lake Powell with his wife, children and grandchildren. John also enjoyed playing golf with his sons and with the seniors and playing guitars or just talking with his long time friend, Dee Allred.
John is survived by wife, Bernice, Price; children, Michael (Tammy) Warden, Dinosaur, Colo.; Jamie (Mark) Tracy, Mt. Lake Terrace, Wash.; Douglas (Roslyn) Warden, Mesa, Ariz.; Randy (Teresa) Warden, Jensen; Tom Warden, Helper; Jodi (Edward) Liin, Price; Hugh Jeff Warden, Monterey Park, Calif.; grandchildren, Marci (Daryl) Terry, Vernal; Mari (Justin) Horn, Coweta, Okla.; Brian (Cathy) Williams, Roosevelt; Mark (Sara) Williams, Rangely, Colo.; Ryan (Monique) Thacker, Everett, Wash.; Ashlee Warden, Mesa, Ariz.; Aubrey (Chris) Cashion, Mesa, Ariz.; Amanda Warden, Mesa, Ariz.; Brandon Warden, Michelle Warden, Vernal; Jill Horrocks, Kelsey Horrocks, Kagon Chivers, John Leo Warden, Jensen; James (Amber) Liin, Price; great-grandchildren, Paige, Sha'Ori, Kaydon, Brooklyn, ShaeLyn, Hailey, Bradley, Hailey W., Brady, Byron, Cole, Logan, Zackery and Landon John; and many much loved nieces and nephews, including special nephew Bob Noe. He was preceded in death by parents; Hugh and Clydia Warden; brothers, Hugh W. Warden and James Warden; sister, Thelma Noe; and grandson, Jason Warden.
A celebration of John's life will be held Saturday, July 8, 2 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main Street in Price. Family will be at Mitchell's Saturday one half hour prior to service.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to your favorite charity or Johns, the Carbon County Food Bank.
SUNNYSIDE - Our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Josie Trujillo Lobato, age 86, passed away peacefully July 3, 2006 at Castleview Hospital in Price.
She was born April 3, 1920 in Antonio, Colo., to Luis and Juanita Lopez Trujillo. Married Filadelfio Lobato Sept. 24, 1939 in Fruita, Colo. He died Aug. 9, 1984.
Josie was a faithful and devoted member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church where she was voted woman of the year in 2000. She was very active in the women's society and was a great example for the church.
She enjoyed cooking, needlework, bingo with her closest friends, and gambling.
Josie had a rhyme for every thought and a knee and song for every child. She loved everyone, especially children.
Josie was a beautiful person to be around. She was always so welcoming and giving and her sincerity always came from the bottom of her heart.
Survived by children, Kenneth (Sandra) Lobato, East Carbon; Delores (Ray) Muniz, Payson; Cliseria (Michael) Bruce, Provo; Patsy Wilkinson, Sunnyside; Elmer Lobato, West Valley; Leland (Carol) Lobato, Sunnyside; Juanita (Thomas) Archuleta, Taylorsville; 16 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren; sister, Genevive (Efren) Sandoval, Sacramento, Calif.; and many loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband; great-granddaughter, Kirstin Wilkinson; three brothers, Nicholas Trujillo; Bernardo Trujillo; Marcus Trujillo; and three sisters, Adeline Lucero, Teresa Pacheco and Shone Otero.
Funeral Mass Friday, July 7, 10 a.m., at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Vigil service Thursday evening, 7 p.m. The family will be at the church Thursday and Friday one hour prior service. Interment, Price City Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.
SPRING GLEN - Anton "Tony" Arthur Kabonic, age 78, passed away peacefully on July 2, 2006 at Castleview Hospital in Price.
He was born April 1, 1928 in Latuda, to Anton and Marguerite Senechal Kabonic. Married Shirley Jean Richards Sept. 18, 1953 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Tony was a lifelong resident of Carbon County where he was a retired member of the UMWA Castle Gate Local 1621. He worked in various coal mines for 40 years.
He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Tony was an outstanding left handed pitcher for the Kenilworth Mudhens in the Carbon Coal League for many years.
He was an avid outdoorsman and loved animals, dancing the polka and sharing life with his family and friends. He will be dearly missed by his family and a community of friends.
Survived by wife, Shirley Jean Kabonic, Spring Glen; children, Kayla Jean (Jeff) Skidmore, Menlo Park, Calif.; Anton Layne Kabonic, Denise Kabonic, both of Salt Lake City; and grandchildren, Tyler Stephen Jolley, Olympia, Wash.; Logan Yeates Skidmore, Quinn Anton Skidmore, both of Menlo Park, Calif. Preceded in death by parents; brother, George Kabonic; and sister, Florienne Nemanich.
Graveside service, Thursday, July 6, 10 a.m., Mountain View Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.
ORANGEVILLE - Gerald Duane Wilcox, age 73, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away June 30, 2006 in Price surrounded by his family. He had courageously fought numerous health problems and was lovingly cared for by his dear wife, Carolyn Renee.
He was born Dec. 9, 1932 in Provo, to Delbert Lyman and Fern Hawkins Wilcox. He married Carolyn Renee Childs June 26, 1950, later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.
As a member of the LDS Church, Gerald served in numerous callings.
His love for people made him well suited for his profession in the insurance industry. He received many prestigious awards for outstanding performances in life and casualty sales. Many of these included awards at the national level.
His greatest love was for his wife and family.
Gerald is survived by his beloved wife, Carolyn of Orangeville; children and their spouses, Jerri Lynn and Clayton Cox of Helper, Carrie Jean and Dennis Jones of Orangeville, Scott Gerald Wilcox and Jeanette Bray of Ferron and Tracy and Laura Wilcox of Castle Dale; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren with two on the way. Also survived by sisters, Barbara Graff and Betty and Von Frandson. Preceded in death by sisters, Karma Dell; grandson, Cody Jones; and grandson-in-law, Blaine Chad Pugmire.
Funeral services were Monday, July 3, in the Orangeville LDS Chapel. Burial, Orangeville Cemetery.
SALT LAKE CITY - Lucille M. Sweetring passed away June 27, 2006.
She was born in Jamestown, N. D., on Nov. 1, 1908 to Riley E. and B. Marie Moss. She married Ervol O. Olsen, deceased. Later married S.J. Sweetring, deceased.
Lucille is survived by son, E. Odgers Olsen Jr. and wife, Bonny, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; two grandsons, Eirik O. Olsen and wife, Robin, of Boston, Mass.; Kai O. Olsen of Washington, D.C.; and sister, Florence M. Eldredge of Salt Lake City.
A private memorial will be conducted at a later date.