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Steve Milkovich

PRICE - Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and dear friend, Steven Milkovich, age 82, passed away suddenly Dec. 8, 2006 after attending the Pearl Harbor Anniversary in Salt Lake City.

Born Dec. 21, 1923 in Bingham Canyon, to Josep and Carline D. Yerkovich Milkovich. Married Bonnie McKendrick Aug. 2, 1952 in Elko, Nev.

Steve honorably served his country and in March of 1941 joined the U.S. Navy. During his time he was assigned to the USS Maryland where he was a Pearl Harbor survivor.

Steve and Bonnie loved to travel, and he especially loved to attend the USS Maryland and Pearl Harbor reunions. He was a dedicated member of the Price American Legion Post 3, VFW Miners Post 2379, and DAV 16, where he will be solely missed by his "Buddies."

Steve worked in various mines in Utah and Colorado, where he was a proud and dedicated member of the United Mine Workers of America Local 6363. He was also a member of the Acacia Masonic Lodge 33. Steve loved to polka, fish, hunt, camp, garden and play cards. He will be dearly missed by his family and many longtime friends.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Sharon Oderkirk and Melvin Ives of the 65th Pearl Harbor Anniversary committee, The Deseret News, Channel 2 News, and the doctors and staff at LDS Hospital.

Survived by wife, Bonnie Milkovich, Price; daughters, Stephanie (Byron) Collins, Green River, Wyo.; Christy (Mark) Tonc, Price; Nancy Wiley, Salt Lake City; son, Steve (Dona) Milkovich, Woods Cross; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; brothers, Matt (Bobbie) Biondich, Spring Glen, Joe Busio, Helper; sisters, Anna Jaramillo, Price; Mary (Pat) Boyack, Helper; and Caroline Storm, Oswego, Kan. Preceded in death by parents; three sisters, Margaret, Mitzi and infant Mary; and brothers, Tony, Paul, Pete and George.

Memorial service Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2 p.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Tuesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery, Price.

Milan Corak

SALT LAKE - Milan Corak departed our company, finding peace on Dec. 4, 2006.

He was born April 24, 1914. Milan met Antonia Skriner in June 1936 and they were married in November of that year, changing his life forever. Recently they proudly celebrated their 70th anniversary together. Milan and Antonia had two devoted daughters Mila Lee (Richard T.), Mitchell and Lynda Le (Norman D.) Robinson.

Our Father was a man's man; he was tough and he had to be. He endured the Great Depression when often all they had for supper was bread and "sour milk." When he was a young man, Jack Dempsey was the hero all men wanted to emulate. Like Jack, Daddy developed big muscles and a strong body; not in a gym, but from picking and hauling coal beginning at the age of 14.

His Croatian heritage was a constant source of pride and he spoke the language fluently. He rarely missed the opportunity to grab his Antonia and glide across the dance floor when a polka played.

Milan was a proud man. Proud of all the wonderful things he worked so hard to obtain; his beautiful home, his recreational vehicles, his beloved boat and working tools.

He was a 53-year mason in the Joppa Lodge 265, Price.

Milan was boundlessly creative; he could draw, carve and build anything he envisioned. How many times he said, "If I were only younger, I would try my hand at this or that."

He was an avid outdoorsman; he loved the excitement of hunting and fishing. He was passionate about lakes, oceans and beautiful forests.

Only rarely did we see the softer side of Daddy. This protected trait was dramatically exhibited while he was the "Grandfather" at YMCA camp. He loved seeing what carefree boys could do and enthusiastically shared in their youthful activity.

Milan is survived by immediately family and seven grandchildren; Richard T. III (Carol), Dave (David P.), Mila-Mary (Dan) Bassian, Michael (Julie) Mitchell, Norman D., Christopher Robinson and Mila-Le (Micah) Fesler; six great-grandchildren, Jenna, Rachel, and Laura Murphy, Maxwell and Maya Mitchell and Tiffany Robison; two siblings, Helen Bruno and Olga Roth; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Mary Corak, Zelpha Vuksinick, Violet Skriner, Henry (Nadine) Skriner and Bill Perri.

We would like to thank Dr. Beth Hanlon and her staff and also CareSource Hospice and Christus Saint Joseph's Villa for all their concern, care and guidance making Daddy's 17 month journey bearable. Especially Travelle, Harold, Judith, Cheryl, Susette, Therese (Beatrice), Barbara, Jillene, Marie, Millena, Sara, both Anna's, Chaplain Ollie and all the caring friends who assisted us.

Funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Salt Lake City. Committal, Larkin Sunset Lawn Mausoleum, 2350 East 1300 South, under the direction of Neil O'Donnell and Sons.

The lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to CareSource Hospice, 1624 E. 4500 South, Holladay, UT 84117 or Christus St. Joseph Villa, 451 E. Bishop Federal Lane, Salt Lake City, UT 84115, in care of Milan.

Melba Mills

"Together Again"

PRICE - Our loving mom, grandma, Bom Bom, sister and aunt, passed peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006, surrounded by her loving family.

Melba was born Dec. 19, 1918 to Alfred Henry and Clara Elizabeth Staker Wilstead in Lawrence. She was the sixth of nine children. She graduated from North Emery High School in 1935 and later Excelcis Beauty College. She married Roy Randolph Mills on April 14, 1941. They were later sealed in the Manti LDS Temple. He passed away Feb. 13, 1973. They were blessed with three loving children.

The pride of Melba's life was her family, home, garden and many friends. She especially enjoyed fishing and shopping. Mom was a marvelous cook. Her pork roast, hot rolls, pancakes, pies and fresh vegetables from her garden were family favorites. Mom also volunteered as a Pink Lady at Castleview Hospital for nearly 30 years. During the construction of the Carbon Power Plant Melba managed the Castle Gate Boarding House. She received much acclaim for her delicious meals and hospitality.

Melba is survived by son, Gerald (Sherri); daughter, Callie Ann (Bruce) Larsen; eight grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; sister, Clara Peterson; brother, Lynn (Arlene) Wilstead; and sister-in-law, Mary Wilstead. She was preceded in death by husband, Roy; daughter, Roy Lynne; parents; sister, Dessa; and brothers, Bill, Ray, Dodd, Fred and Lee.

Funeral service, Thursday, Dec. 14, noon, at the Helper LDS Stake Center, 150 Ridge Way. The family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main Street in Price on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church Thursday one hour prior to service. Interment, Price city cemetery.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the Heirloom Inn in Price and to the Draper Care Center in Draper for their kind and genuine loving care they provided our Bom Bom.

Katherine Zaccaria

HELPER - Katherine Tallerico Zaccaria passed away at her home in Midvale and peacefully returned to the arms of her Heavenly Father on Dec. 6, 2006 while surrounded by her loving family.

She was born June 29, 1921 in Castle Dale to Joseph and Tresa Mancini Tallerico. Married Steve Zaccaria Nov. 11, 1941 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Helper.

Katherine graduated from Quish's Beauty School in Salt Lake City and opened her own beauty salon in Bingham Canyon, and then owned and operated Kay's Beauty Shop in Helper for many years and enjoyed the companionship of her many wonderful customers (friends).

She enjoyed working along with her husband, Steve, in supporting the United Mine Workers of America and volunteered to serve her community as an election judge for many years. She enjoyed association with her many friends as a member of the Price Elks Lodge 1550.

She dearly loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her family was her greatest joy in life.

Mom loved to watch the Utah Jazz and ride the light rail to the Delta Center.

She was a great cook, seamstress and homemaker. She enjoyed travel, working in her gardens, dancing, fishing and making beautiful crochet items for the family members.

Survived by daughter, Carole (Karl) Street, Midvale; son, Gary Steve Zaccaria, Salt Lake City; grandchildren, Bret (Janill) Street, Bart (Amy) Street, Alisha Charise Jackson and Eric Colton Zaccaria; great-grandchildren, Nichole, Courtney, Skyler, Steve and Brock; sisters, Francis Oliveto, Mary Williams and Amelia Pero; brother-in-law, Frank Zaccaria; sister-in-law, Loa Mae Zaccaria; and also many wonderful nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by loving husband of 60 years, Steve; parents; brothers, Nick, John, Sam, Mel, and infant Tony Tallerico.

Funeral Mass Monday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church in Helper. Vigil service Sunday evening, 7 p.m. at the church. Committal service, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

The family wishes to thank the home caregivers of Danville Support, especially Soko, Delmi and Gladys for their loving care and also Hospice Alliance and entire staff for their loving support.

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