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Dallas Allred

HUNTINGTON - Dallas Allred, age 17, passed away Nov. 18, 2006 at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center while surrounded by her family and friends.

She was born March 23, 1989 in Price to Pam Greenan Allred.

Dalas loved many things, to dress up, and do her hair. She enjoyed basketball, watching movies and playing with the dogs. Spending time on the computer, listening to music and playing piano were a few of her indoor loves. When it came to the outdoors she loved going four-wheeling. She took up snowboarding, and enjoyed hunting with her friends, especially with her brother-in-law, Jake, in Wallsberg.

Dallas was a senior at Emery High School and she had many accomplishments and awards. She was also the yearbook editor for 2005-2007. Dallas was very loving, honest, caring, accepting and nonjudgmental with everyone she came in contact with. Her favorite thing to do was spend time with her niece, Gracie Ann, and teach her how to appreciate her kind of music. Gracie was the most important person in her life. Dallas had big plans in life. She was planning to attend college, study photography and become a computer tech.

Dallas was known as a great and caring friend to many people and the family would like to extend thanks to all those closest to her. We would also like to thank Kelsey, Kylie, Guy, Hayden, Ty, Britlee and Ryan. Her family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to Huntington EMTs, especially Leonard Norton, and the Emery County Sheriff's department and friends for their caring thoughtfulness. Thank you Ruth Ann and Kaylene.

She is survived by her loving and caring sister, Megan (Jake) Fillmore; niece, Gracie Ann; grandmother, Janet Greenan, whom she lived with and loved very much; one aunt, two uncles, and their families, Michelle and Roger Anderson and their children, Melissa (Carl), Bro, Kortnie (Trent), Jaylee and Hannah; Mike and Marie Greenan and the boys, Buster and Darrin; Jim and Edith Greenan and Dillon. Also survived by one great-grandmother; and numerous aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by mother, Pam Allred; and grandfather, Michael Greenan.

Funeral service Wednesday, Nov. 22, 11 a.m., Huntington 1st/5th LDS Ward Chapel, located at 115 South 400 East. Visitation will be at the church Wednesday two hours prior to service. All friends are welcome to attend. Interment, Huntington City cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home of Price.

Rachael Spencer

SUNNYSIDE - Our loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and longtime friend, Rachael Ann Paraday Spencer, age 26, passed away Nov. 14, 2006 from injuries received in an auto accident.

She was born March 15, 1980 in Ogden to Dale I. and Elizabeth Provenza Smith. Married Jase Douglas Spencer July 29, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Member of the LDS Church. Rachael was a kind and loving person and her favorite thing was spending time with her husband and kids. She graduated from Clearfield High School and later attended Weber State. In January, she was planning on attending CEU in hopes of obtaining her nursing degree. She loved to decorate her home and work in her yard. She will be dearly missed by her family and many dear friends.

The family would like to give thanks to her best friends, Melissa who stood by her through the good times and the bad and that's what true friends do.

Survived by husband, Jase Spencer; daughters, Samantha Paraday; Kaylee Spencer; parents, Elizabeth and Dale Smith, all of Sunnyside; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Maxine and Craig Layton, Clinton; sister, Yvonne (Matt) Harris, Roy; brother, Jesse (Keri) Paraday, Killeen, Texas; brother, Robert (Rykie) Lake, Layton; sister-in-law, Angie (Brian) Muller, Brigham; sister, Jamie Paraday, Savannah, Ga.; grandparents, Lucile Smith, Douglas (Merle) Spence and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and dear cousins. Preceded in death by grandparents, William J. Smith, Delbert and Annabell Layton, and Jess and Roberta Paraday.

Funeral service was Monday, Nov. 20, at East Carbon LDS Ward. Interment, Valley View Cemetery, Sunnyside.

Jack Otani

CLEAR CREEK - Longtime resident of Carbon County, Jack Otani, passed away Nov. 12, 2006 in Arizona.

He was born Sept. 27, 1922 in Worland, Wyo., to Kichisaburo and Kishino Iyechika Otani.

Survived by wife, Sei; children, Jack (Rebecca), Bonnie Mae, Kay K., Randy and Kenji; grandchildren, Derek, Kelli, Kamren and Kelcy. Preceded in death by parents; brother, George; and daughter-in-law, Kelly.

Memorial service Wednesday, Nov. 29, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will greet friends at Mitchell's Wednesday one hour prior to service.

Melva Nelson

FERRON - Melva S. Nelson returned home to her Heavenly Father and many family and friends on Nov. 11, 2006. She was laid to rest in Salt Lake City on Nov. 15.

Melva was born on Nov. 12, 1909 in Ferron to James L. and Effie Pettey Stevens. She married Ernest Blakemore in 1957; he passed away in 1967. She married Glenn Nelson in 1970; he passed away in 1984.

She graduated from Wasatch Academy and the Quish Beauty School. She and her father owned the Stevens Barber and Beauty Shop in Salt Lake for 29 years and she later worked as a tour guide traveling the United States by bus. Melva was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many leadership positions. She enjoyed bird watching, gardening and making crafts.

She is survived by nephews, James Jensen (Klenell), Jerry Jensen (Roslyn), Dix Jensen (Jeannie), niece, Bonnie Lynn Stradling (Joe), and her many great-nieces and nephews. She is also survived by friends and the staff at the Heirloom Inn who took excellent care of her. Melva is preceded in death by parents; husbands; twin brother, Mel Stevens and his wife, Madeline; sister, Bonnie Stevens Jensen and her husband, Therald Jensen.

Lorene Cassett

EAST CARBON/YOUNGTOWN, Ariz. - Lorene Ann Gilbert Cassett, 91, passed away Nov. 17, 2006 in Arizona from causes incident to a stroke.

She was born March 18, 1915 in Mulberry, Kans., to the late James E. and Goldie Ann Buck Gilbert. She was a twin and the third of five children who preceded her in death. Married Arthur W. Cassett March 4, 1935, a marriage that would last nearly 60 years, until he passed away on Feb. 14, 1995.

Before moving to Youngtown, Ariz., in 2002, she was a longtime resident of East Carbon; Sandy; and Rock Springs, Wyo. She was a retired secretary for the state of Wyoming.

Lorene was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Episcopal Church. She will be remembered by family, friends and neighbors for the way she touched people around her with her energy, faith, independence, determination, kindness, laughter and love of life. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by son, Bill; daughter-in-law, Linda; grandchildren, Scott (Kim) Cassett, David Cassett, Amanda (Alan) Rother, Nicole Mathenia; and great-grandchildren, Savannah Cassett, Gabriel Cassett, Adisyn Mathenia and Chloe Smith.

Graveside service Wednesday, Nov. 2, 1 p.m., Price city cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Lorene's name to the American Stroke Association.

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