GREEN RIVER/COSTA MESA, Calif. - A beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Bernard Miles Malone (Bernie), passed away Aug. 3, 2006 in Costa Mesa, Calif., at the age of 77 of cancer.
Bernie was born Nov. 20, 1928 to John and Bertha Malone in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He married Georgina Oliphant and they divorced. Bernie married Joyce Marlone and they made their home in Costa Mesa, Calif., for the last 25 years.
He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs, Iowa, where he excelled in sports and was senior class president.
He was a long time member of the Elks.
Bernie worked in the aerospace industry throughout Southern California and Southern Utah for more than 40 years. He loved his work and especially loved his time at the missile base in Green River.
Bernie was a man with a soft voice, a sharp wit and an easy smile and had the ability to make a friend or stranger laugh.
His favorite holiday was St. Patrick's Day and up until a few years ago, all his old friends would stop by for a "wee bit of the Blarney."
He is survived by loved wife, Joyce; children, Mike (Jane) Malone, Wilmington, N.C.; Pat (Judy) Malone, Portland, Ore.; Mollie Rogers, Salt Lake City; and Danny Malone; as well as three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by Joyce's four children and seven grandchildren. His grandson, Jason Malone, predeceased him; as well as parents; brother, Jim; and sister, Margaret.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service. Rest in peace, dear Bernie.
ELMO/Wayne County - Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and true friend, Ronald Atwood, has gone home to his Heavenly Father and joined his father and grandparents. He passed away Aug. 6, 2006 at the age of 63 at his home in Elmo surrounded by family and friends due to a rare cancer called Pleural Mesothelioma caused by Asbestos.
Ronald was born July 18, 1943 to William Dean and Mary Azelia Harper Atwood in Price. Ron was raised in Elmo on their farm along with two brothers, Ferrel and DelRoy, and one sister, Dorene. He married Diana Roselyn Horton, May 3, 1963 in Price. They had three beautiful daughters: Gaylynn, Ronda Francine and Valarie Dee. They were later divorced. He met Nancy Kaye Wilcock in June of 1984. They were married June 27, 1987 in Wendover and had one son together, Derrick Dean Atwood.
He graduated from North Emery High in 1961. Ron was on the track team and high school rodeos.
He enjoyed being outdoors with family and friends. He loved to go hunting, fishing and just driving around out in the desert.
He loved going to Argyle and herding cows with his friends and one special friend, Jed Oliver, who has passed on.
He loved animals and animals loved him. You would always find Ron with horses in particular, he loved to ride them in the mountains and on the desert chasing wild horses. He was always with his faithful companion, Bandit.
He had worked at Deer Creek mine for 25 years when he was disabled from injuries sustained in the mines. A year later, he was able to retire. He was friends with everyone there, including his bosses.
When he retired, he moved to Fremont for two years, farming on his brother-in-law's farm, then he moved to Bicknell and leased Ken Garrett's farm in Torrey just to pass the time away. He made many friends in Wayne County, whom he loved being around.
He will be missed by all who loved and knew him.
Survived by wife, Nancy Kaye; daughters, Gaylynn (Stan) Silveria of Star Ranch, Idaho; Ronda (Darin) Gardner of Cleveland; Valarie (Mark) Stephens of Salt Lake City; son, Derrick (Samantha) Atwood of Huntington; Lori (Mike) Conboy of Huntington; Sheridan Swasey of Elmo; AriAnn (Jeromy) Childress of Green River; Alison Thompson of Germany; mother, Mary Azelia Harper Atwood of Huntington; brothers, Ferrel (Sally) Atwood of Huntington; DelRoy (Lynda) Atwood of Salt Lake City; sister, Dorene (Garold) Horrocks of Fremont; 17 grandchildren, Kristyn Jean Nielson, Paden Morgan Wells, Orin Tel Gardner, Tanner Darin, Oakley Stephens, Shelby Lynne Stephens, Traci Stephens, Mistyna Kaye Young, Brittnie Don Conboy, Josie Mariah Conboy, Shawnee Jean Conboy, Samantha Marie DuCourant, Cody Dean Childress, Ashlie Jean Diann Childress, Richard LeRoy Demorest, Alysha Diann Dawson, MariJo Ellen Atwood, and one on the way. Also many nieces and nephews, special friends, Royce Allred (his joke wife), Ed and Diane Wall family, Chad and Vickie Hansen family, Mackie Hansen family, Hope and Hannah Hooley, Thomas and LynDawn Ellett family, Greg Ellett family, Steven Deem; many more numerous friends; and his two companions, Roxy and Shorty. He was preceded in death by father, William Dean Atwood; grandparents, William James and Laura Dorcas Cramer Atwood, Samuel George Harper and Maude Luette Oviatt Harper Franklin; sister-in-law, Tina Atwood; and favorite companions, Bandit and Pepper.
It was his wish to be cremated. There will be a graveside service Saturday, Aug. 19, 1 p.m., at Cleveland cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home. A celebration of Ron's life will be at his home, located at 120 S. Center Street in Elmo, immediately following graveside service.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Community Nursing, especially Joann and Heather; Dr. Krishna M. Sundar, Dr. John H. Mitchell and Dr. Melissa Cocoran from Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.
HELPER - After a couragous battle against Mother Nature and Father Time, Alma Mary Fletcher Kraync, age 92, passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, in Price while surrounded by her family.
Alma was a lifelong resident of Carbon County and the first baby born in the Storrs coal camp (Spring Canyon). She was born Jan. 21, 1914 to George and Mary Evans Fletcher. Married Frank Kraync June 25, 1936 in Provo; he died Oct. 19, 1970.
For the last 33 years Alma was a fixture at Kraync Motor, where she greeted customers, served coffee and answered phones. She will be best remembered there in her chair, dressed in purple, with a peppermint in hand.
She was a country club regular and an avid bridge player.
Survived by son, Karl (Linda) Kraync, Helper; granddaughters, Andrea Kraync, Helper; Brandee (Dalin) Fausett, Helper; grandsons, Karl (Amy) Kraync, Wellington; Frank Scott Kraync, Price; and 10 and one-half great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; son, Frank James Kraync; and 11 brothers and sisters.
Funeral service, Friday, Aug. 11, Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Thursday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. and Friday one hour prior to service. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper.