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John Craven

PRICE - Loving husband, father and friend to all who knew him, John Arthur Craven was relieved from his earthly limitations on Sept. 23, 2006 to join family and friends who went before him into his Father's heavenly arms.

Born Aug. 23, 1927 in Provo to Ken and Grace Bowen Craven. Moved to Price in February 1951. Married Rose Oliveto June 21, 1952. For the next 54 years, John was an icon and fixture in Carbon County owning first "Johnny's '66, Mendenhall Auto Parts and then Craven's NAPA Auto Parts before retiring in 2001. He was a lifetime supporter of the Jaycees, honorary life member of the Elks, College of Eastern Utah, and numerous other civic and community organizations always working to make Carbon County a better place to raise a family.

Small in stature but huge in heart, John was known throughout Price for his quick wit, friendly smile and generous manor, also as much as for his occasional off-color jokes which he loved so much. His passing will leave a hole in the very fabric of this small and close-knit community. He will be missed by all who loved him, and forgotten by none who met him. During his illness John often said, "I don't want anyone to cry when I'm gone. Just have a party and tell jokes to remember me." That is what those of us left behind ask of you!

John is survived by wife, Rose Oliveto Craven; three children, Arthur John and Vickie Craven, Louis Kenneth Craven; Jayceen and Brad Walker; nine grandchildren, Cory, Ryan, Ann Marie, David, Cristy, Louis, Cozette, Sierra and Savannah; and a community of friends.

Funeral Mass Thursday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m., at Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Vigil service Wednesday evening, 7 p.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Wednesday and Thursday one hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the Notre Dame Building Fund, 160 North Carbon Ave., Price, UT 84501

John Arthur Craven, beloved husband, loving father and irreplaceable friend; "Ya done good Dad."


Tsuruko Imai

HELPER/MURRAY - Tsuruko "Tia" Imai, 85, passed away Sept. 23, 2006 at home while in the loving care of her husband and son.

Tsuru was born Apri. 13, 1921 in Salt Lake City to Chubei and Miya Sasaki Iwata. She graduated from Granite High School. She married Masaji Imai in 1944.

Longtime resident of Carbon County, she served as Spring Canyon postmaster, piano teacher, Asian cooking instructor, commercial illustrator, and member of the Helper Arts Guild. She will be remembered for her gentle, pleasant demeanor and her love of music and the arts.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 62 years; four children, Peggy Imai, Randall (Jane) Imai, Boyd Imai and Tami (Bradley) King; and four grandchildren, Skyler King, Kitani (Jeff) Anderson, Nate Imai and Hunter King; numerous loving in-laws, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; and sister; Michiye Ruth Uchida.

Our deepest appreciation to Dr. James S. Wood, Kim, Yolanda and other of CareSource Hospice.

Services will be Friday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State, Murray. Friends may call Thursday evening, 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service. Burial, Mountain View Memorial Estates. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to CareSource Hospice or College of Eastern Utah scholarship fund.

Condolences may be shared with the family at http://www.jenkins-soffe.com/.


Robert DeGiulio

SUNNYSIDE - Robert Allen DeGiulio, age 58, died Sept. 20, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Born Nov. 16, 1947 in Dragerton, to Nick and Maria Sbrana DeGiulio.

Robert was a member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church. He was a longtime resident of Sunnyside where he was an employee of Kaiser Steel. He was also a member of the United Mine Workers of America. Robert honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him, especially his family and many longtime friends.

Survived by parents, Nick and Maria DeGiulio, Sunnyside; sons, John DeGiulio, West Valley; Jacon DeGiulio, Grand Junction, Colo.; brother, Jerry DeGiulio, West Valley; and four loving grandchildren.

Funeral Mass Tuesday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m., at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Vigil service Tuesday morning, 10:30 a.m. at the church in East Carbon. Committal service, Cliffview Cemetery, Price, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.


Linda Sharp

SPRING GLEN - Our loving mother, Linda Sue Sharp, passed away peacefully on Sept. 17, 2006 at Timpanogos Regional Hospital surrounded by family at age 52.

She was born June 10, 1954 in Missouri. Adopted by our grandmother Susie Odessa Sharp who raised her in Orange, Calif., where she graduated from Orange High School. She later moved to Utah with boyfriend of eight years to continue raising her children.

Our mother was a very creative woman. She enjoyed painting, drawing and making jewelry. She loved the outdoors, gazing at the stars and going for rides on the motorcycle. She loved to ride to South Dakota every year to attend Sturgis. She appreciated her Indian heritage and lived her life to the fullest. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.

Survived by twins, Shon Sharp of Price; Cheyenne Sharp of Price; boyfriend, Rodney Overbay of Spring Glen; sister, Barbara Vincent of Orange, Calif.; and many wonderful family of California. She is preceded in death by mother, Susie Sharp.

The family would like to express deepest appreciation to Mitchell's Funeral Home, Liberty Faith Fellowship church, friends and family who have helped us through this hard time.

Memorial service will be on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m. at the Liberty Faith Church located behind Grogg's, 77 S. 600 East, Price followed by dinner.


Victor Miera

CLEVELAND - Victor Leon Miera, you left us too soon. But now you can be the "wizard" you were always meant to be. Victor was very special with his unique dreams and on Sept. 18, 2006 he decided to reach for the stars and move on to a new life.

Victor was born May 27, 1992 in Payson, to Samuel Victor and Rebecca Campbell Miera.

Survived by parents, Sam (Melanie) Miera, Cleveland; mother, Rebecca Campbell, Spanish Fork; four sisters and two brothers, Carmen and Anna Miera, both of Spanish Fork; Tyler, Mina, Russel and Sarah Miera, all of Cleveland; grandparents, Sam (Mary) Miera, of St. George; and Julia Campbell of Salt Lake City.

A celebration of Victor's life will be Wednesday, Sept. 27, 4 p.m. at the Cleveland LDS Ward Chapel, located at 350 West 100 North, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family encourages contributions in Victor's memory to the Yellow Ribbon program, http://www.yellowribbon.org/.


Jewel Migliaccio

PRICE/PROVO - Jewel Marie Migliaccio, age 76, passed away Sept. 23, 2006 at Country View Manor in Provo, after a very long illness.

She was born June 30, 1930 in Price to Lawrence and Marie O'Neil Migliaccio.

Jewel was a special child that was loved by her family and friends. She will be missed but never forgotten. Jewel taught us compassion, patience and unconditional love. Jewel became a hero when she became a test pilot for all new treatments and medication dugs for mental retardation. She is free at last and in God's arms.

Survived by sister, Brenda Migliaccio-Kalatzes of Price; nephews, Christopher N. Kalatzer of Price; and Michael N. Kalatzes of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Preceded in death by parents.

The family would like to extend many special thanks to all the doctors, nurses and staff at American Fork Training School 1940s, Utah State Mental Hospital 1950s, Medallion Manor 1970s, and especially Country View Manor in Provo 1990s, where Jewel spent her last few years. May the knowledge you learned from Jewel be on-going.

Interment, Price City cemetery.


Leah Noyes

ELMO - Leah Virginia Noyes, 82, passed away Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006 at Castleview Hospital.

She was born Dec. 5, 1923 in Clawson to Wyler Daniel and Lenora May Nelson Henrie. She married James R. Noyes Dec. 7, 1945 in Price.

Leah enjoyed fishing and hunting for arrowheads and she was passionate about housekeeping and taking care of her children.

Survived by children, Jim (Judy) Noyes of Price; Judy (Roger) Graham of Minnesota; Lynette Noyes of Seattle, Wash.; Doreen (Willie) Lopan of Price; and eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Also survived by sisters, May Shorts, Fawn Wilder of Wellington and Donna Lee Johnston of Provo. Preceded in death by parents; husband, James R. Noyes; brothers and sisters, James Henrie, Bud Henrie, Thelma Blackburn, Hildred Jensen and Genevieve Blackburn.

A memorial service will be Thursday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m., at Fausett Mortuary in Price. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to service at the mortuary.


Donald Anderson

PRICE - Donald Ray Anderson passed away Sept. 19, 2006 at his home in Tucson, Ariz. He was 83.

He was born Aug. 21, 1923 in Young Hickory Township, Ill., the son of Rhorderfer and Carrie Masher Anderson. Married Martha Poulos July 3, 1950 in Salt Lake City; she died June 23, 2002.

He was a devout member of the Victory Assembly of God Church in Tucson, Ariz. He served in the military during World War II.

He lived for many years in Pleasanton, Calif., where he was a State Farm insurance agent. He retired to Tucson, Ariz., in 1987 where he and Martha enjoyed playing golf until her death in 2003.

Survived by sister, Syble Jennings, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Virginia Poulos, Salt Lake; Sandra (Harold) Watson, Tucson, Ariz.; Florence Vanzant, Dallas, Texas; brother-in-law, Bill Webb, Price; nephews, Lee (Teresa) Jones, Tucson, Ariz.; Richard Vanzant, Baton Rouge, La.; Greg (Vicki) Poulos, Price; Ron Web, Salt Lake; nieces, Georgene (Bob) Porter, Las Vegas, Nev.; Pamela (Ted) Makris, Salt Lake; Paula (Tom) Hardick, Dallas, Texas; Sandy Jennings, Hannibal, Mo.; and Alexis (Doug) Horsley, Price.

Graveside service Wednesday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m., Price City Cemetery, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.


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