PRICE-Sophia Nielsen Crichlow, age 89, passed away July 26, 2007 at her home.
She was born Feb. 11, 1918 in Wellsville to Wilford Lewis and Louise Poppleton Nielsen. Married John C. Critchlow July 25, 1940 in Price. He passed away March 30, 1975.
Sophia was a longtime resident of Carbon County, where she worked various jobs in her youth.
She was employed at the Standard Store, Standard Hospital, Workmen's Market, Koret of California, and she enjoyed working alongside her husband on the farm.
Sophia was a member and president of the Federated Womens Club of Price.
She served as a Primary counselor for the Price 1st LDS Ward and taught Sunday School for many years.
She will be dearly missed by her family and many longtime friends.
Survived by her children, Mildred (David) Cave; Bud (Cherie) Critchlow; Lynda Varner; all of Price; 12 grandchildren and 16 great -grandchildren; brother, Harold Pudge Nielsen, the remaining sibling of the Nielsen Clan whose duty it is now to close the door and turn off the lights, residing in Helper; and sister-in-law, Annie Nielsen, of Price. Preceded in death by parents; husband; grandson, James B. Critchlow; eight siblings, Wilford Nielsen, wife Harriet and second wife Lizzie Nielsen; Vernon (Dutch) and wife Fern Nielsen; Katie Nielsen Banasky and husband Gerald; Thelma Nielsen; Rhoda Nielsen Udovich and husband Valentine; William "Bill" Nielsen; Alberta Nielsen and Edward Nielsen.
Funeral services were July 30 at Price Chapel-Christian Missionary Alliance. Interment, Price City Cemetery.
PRICE - Our loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Mary Mae Ellis Barker, age 86, passed away peacefully July 27, 2007.
She was born Dec. 5, 1920 in Topeka, Kan., to Virgil and Anna Hyle Ellis. Married Wesley Ray Barker July 9, 1937 in Moab. He died May 11, 1993.
Mary was the glue of her family. Her passion was for her family and her happiest times were spent with her family in the LaSal Mountains, where she grew up.
When we think about her, we will think of kindness beyond words and the unconditional love for family.
"We knew little that day, that God would call your name. In life, we loved you dearly. In death, we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you. You did not go alone. A part of us went with you ... The day God called you home."
Survived by three daughters and one son, Darlene (Darwin) Dull, Kearny, Ariz; Ardith (Glen) Nielson, Price; Donna Tyson, Price; Seldon (Carole) Barker, Spring Glen; son-in-law, Earl Wheeler, St. Louis, Mo.; three sisters, Alice Byrnes, Moab; Dorothy Anderson, Moab; Pearl Warnock, Scio, Ore.; 22 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Keith and Doug Barker; daughter, Virginia Wheeler; sister, Edith Barker; two brothers, Harry Ellis and Lawrence Day.
Funeral service Tuesday, July 31, 10 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Tuesday one hour prior to service.
SUNNYSIDE - Our loving "Papa" Pres Flores Jr., age 84, passed away suddenly July 26, 2007 at Castleview Hospital in Price.
He was born Sept. 22, 1922 in Juanita, Colo., to Pres and Rebecca Quintana Flores.Married Maxine Cox May 26, 1946 in Grand Junction, Colo. She passed away May 1, 1998.
Pres honorably served his country in the U.S. Army in Germany during World War II.
He was a longtime resident of Carbon County and a retired member of the United Mine Workers of America Kaiser Steel Local 9958.
Papa devoted his life to his children, grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.
Pres will be dearly missed by his family and a community of friends.
Survived by five daughters and one son, Bonnie Beckley and Bob Anderson, East Carbon; Benny (Geli) Flores, Pontotoc, Miss.; Karen (John) Johnson, Charleston, N.C.; Sharon (Willie) Ellington, Price; Marion (Kenneth) Brinkley, East Carbon; Kathy (Rick) Albert, Sunnyside; sister, Rebecca (David) Karnes, Redondo Beach, Calif.; 15 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Rebecca "Pudgy"; son-in-law, Tim Beckley; grandson, Justin Flores; sister, Pauline Gallegos; and brother, Frank Flores.
Funeral service was July 30. at Mitchell Funeral Home. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery.
CASTLE DALE - Our loving, mother, grandmother and sister, Geneva Mazie Marshall Lake, age 86, passed away July 29, 2007 in Ferron.
She was born March 31, 1921 in Mohrland to John W. and Martha Ellen Marshall.
Geneva was raised and attended schools in Huntington.
She married George Berdell Lake Oct. 7, 1938. The marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple on Dec. 9, 1954. They were married for 53 years and were longtime residents of Castle Dale.
"Neva" was a devoted mother, homemaker and gifted quilter, who enjoyed traveling and visiting with family and friends.
She had a unique and endearing sense of humor; everyone was welcomed with a smile into her home.
She worked as a teachers aide for Ann Self Training Center for 10 years.
Her strong testimony and example were shown by her service in Cub Scouts, Relief Society, Primary, family history extraction and a family history mission in Salt Lake City.
She is survived by her children, Billie Jean (Vern) Jorgensen, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Keith (Genevieve) Lake, Castle Dale; Randall (Lynne') Lake, Emery; Rhonda (Steven) Cox, Orem; Derrell (Teresa) Lake, Castle Dale; Kerry (Elaine) Lake, Castle Dale; Sheila (Roy) Sharp, Hackett, Ark; Carma (Reed) Fehlberg, Huntington; Lorene Lake, Price; and Loraine (Perry) Cloward, Castle Dale; sister, Leah Jones; sisters-in-law, Mae Lake, Beverly Marshall and Reva McKee; daughter-in-law, Shirley Lake; 62 grandchildren, 100 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Berdell Lake; and sons: Jimmie Berdell, Johnny Ray and Marlin (stillborn), and 13 siblings.
Funeral services Saturday, Aug. 4, at 2 p.m. at the Castle Dale LDS Stake Center, 35 East Main, with a viewing from noon to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be in the Castle Dale City Cemetery, under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.