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Rose Vea

SPRING GLEN - Loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Rose Saccomano Vea, age 82, passed away peacefully July 16, 2006 while surrounded by her loving family in Price.

She was born Sept. 25, 1923 in Grimaldi Cosenza, Italy to Antonio and Francesca Maio Saccomano. Married John Vea Jan. 28, 1950 in Salt Lake City.

Mom was a devoted member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Helper and spent many hours praising the Blessed Mother with her rosary.

She loved to dance the tranatella and sing Italian songs. She loved to meet people and tell them jokes with her broken English.

Nana loved to spend time in the kitchen cooking and having coffee with her family and friends. She spent many hours making provolone cheese for the community. She loved to garden and enjoyed canning what she had grown.

Mom and Dad would argue over a spoon just to have something to argue about.

Any time you walked into her home, you could feel the love as soon as you hit the stairs. She will be dearly missed by her family and a community of friends who loved her very much.

Survived by her loving husband John; five children, Mary Wilberg, Carbonville; Frances (Tallee) Fillingim; Jerry (Bonnie) Vea, both of Spring Glen; Johnny (Tammy) Vea, Carbonville; Paul Vea, Spring Glen; sister, Antonette (Leo) Guzzetto, Vancouver; B.C.; 12 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral Mass, Friday, July 21, 10 a.m., St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Vigil service Thursday evening, 7 p.m., at the church in Helper. The family will be at the church Thursday and Friday one hour prior to service. Entombment, Price City Cemetery.

At Rose's request, in lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 5 South Main, Helper, UT 84526.

The family would like to thank the staff at Castleview Hospital, Community Nursing, Dr. Max Morgan, and Dr. Daniel Monahan, for their loving care they gave over the past years and especially her last days.

Ann S. Perri

SPRING GLEN - Anna Svetich Perri, age 82, passed away peacefully July 15, 2006 at her home in Spring Glen while surrounded by her loved ones.

Born Jan.14, 1924 in Mutual to Pete and Matilda Barich Svetich. Married Tony Perri, Sr. June 13, 1943 in Spring Glen. Their marriage was later blessed at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Helper.

She was an active member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and her greatest passion was singing in the church choir.

After graduating from Carbon High School in 1943, she went to work for the Rains Post Office, later transferring to the Helper Post Office where she retired. She also worked at Helper State Bank for many years.

Her retirement years were filled with traveling and camping in the motor home with her husband and many friends. One of her favorite trips was to travel to Arizona to see Pope John Paul II. She cherished the many trips to the Black Hills area in South Dakota and she looked forward to her Sunday afternoon rides in the nearby mountains with her husband.

Mom was proud to have been raised in the Spring Canyon coal camps and enjoyed reminiscing and sharing her stories of growing up in the area.

Ann was a big fan of Elvis Presley and she loved anything that had to do with Elvis.

Survived by her husband, Tony Perri Sr., Spring Glen; daughter, Pam (Eugene) Holdaway, Lexington, Ky; son, Rolynn Perri, Salt Lake City; brother, Mike Svetich, Helper; sister, Mildred Krissman, Pico Rivera, Calif.; five grandchildren, Tony (Laura) Perri III, Grand Junction, Colo.; Kris (Jim) Varndell, Price; Rolynn "RJ" Perri, Salt Lake City; Tiffany Perri, Palm Desert, Calif.; Courtney (Jeff) Krantz, Honolulu, Hawaii; and 12 loving great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son, Tony Perri Jr.; her parents; sisters, Mary Dennis, Katie Berta.

Funeral Mass, Wednesday, July 19, 10 a.m., St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Vigil service Tuesday evening, 7 p.m., at the church in Helper. Family will be at the church Tuesday and Wednesday one hour prior to service. Committal service, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 5 South Main, Helper, UT 84526.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Bonnie Kirkwood for her extreme dedication and care of Ann.

Funnon T. Shimmin

PRICE - Devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Funnon Thayn Shimmin, age 81, passed away peacefully at his cabin on July 16, 2006.

He was born Nov. 13, 1924 in Wellington to Samuel Foster and Vera Thayn Shimmin. Married Donna Perry Feb. 23, 1951 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple; they later divorced. Married his longtime companion, Ann Macdonald, Nov. 15, 2003 in Wellington.

Member of the LDS Church, where he was superintendent of Sunday School for many years.

He served as past-president of the water company, cattlemen's association and the Price Lion's Club. He was awarded soil conservation rancher of the year.

Funnon worked as a general agent for Sentinel Security Life Insurance Company for 52 years, where he qualified for the presidents club convention every year until retirement and was awarded salesman of the year several years running.

Funnon was a friend to all. He especially enjoyed helping serve families for over 50 years with Mitchell Funeral Home.

Funnon loved the outdoors and he enjoyed working on his ranch and cattle operations. He was always developing additional rangeland for his cattle and improving habitat for wildlife on his mountain property.

His home away from home was his cabin, where he could always be found entertaining guests and guiding hunters for deer and elk. He enjoyed his many friendships that he made in his snowmobile riding and dance clubs.

Funnon's concern and friendship for others will leave us with a lifetime of memories.

Survived by his wife, Ann Shimmin, Price; two sons and one daughter, David (Terri) Shimmin, Springville; Diane (Gary) Riddle, American Fork; Michael (Tammie) Shimmin, Sandy; stepchildren, Ian (Jennifer) Macdonald, Lafayette, La.; Pam (Dean) Henderson, Riverton; Mark (Denise) Macdonald, Brooklyn Park, Minn.; Mary Macdonald, Midvale; sister, Lucille (Andrew) Cook, Carbonville; brother, Dean (Judy) Shimmin, Provo; sister-in-law, Jacqualine Shimmin, Tooele; nine grandchildren, 16 step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents; son, Phillip; and brother, Lynwood.

Funeral service, Friday, July 21, 11 a.m., Price 4th LDS Ward Chapel, located at 585 East 400 North. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church Friday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Interment, Price City Cemetery.

Anna Miller-Silvagni

ANACORTES, Wash. - Anna J. Miller-Silvangi died March 16, 2006 in Anacortes, Wash.

Anna resided at Rosario assisted living center in Anacortes. She moved there from her home after having multiple strokes.

She was a very special person who always thought of others and animals.

She thoroughly enjoyed shopping, art, movies and adopting stray and wild animals. She fed many wild animals from her deck such as raccoons, birds, deer, mice, chipmunks and the list goes on.

Christmas was her favorite holiday and she always decorated her house beautifully in memory of her beloved Victor.

She loved children and had always regretted that she never had her own biological child.

If she wasn't shopping, you could find her driving around the area taking pictures of anything that caught her fancy.

Anna leaves behind her stepson, Steven Silvagni; stepdaughter, Linda Silvagni; cousins, Sharon Linn and Barbara Wahler; and friends, Robin and Hans Weindorf and their children, Luke and Allison. Anna's cremains will be laid to rest at the Price City Cemetery on July 24 at 9:00 a.m. Father Hope will officiate.

Annie truly will be missed.

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