HELPER - Ronald K. Jewkes, age 70, reunited with his loving wife, Dian, on April 27, 2008.
He was born Nov. 16, 1937 in Price to Mont Kale and Kate Ann Merkley Jewkes. Married Arlene Gale March 10, 1958 in Ely, Nev.; later divorced. Married Dian Rachael Smith Haycock Sept. 21, 1987 in Las Vegas, Nev.; she died Feb. 16, 2008.
Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Served in the U.S. Navy during Korea and Vietnam, where he retired as CWO 3.
After retiring from the service, he returned to Carbon and Emery counties, where he began working for Utah Power & Light at the Huntington plant. In 1999, he retired from the Hunter plant with 21 years of service.
He was a member of the Ferron American Legion and the Utah Historical Society.
Ron was an active member of the E Clampus Vitus, where he was serving in the grand council. He was one of the original founders of the Matt Warner Chapter and an XGNH.
He loved racing stock cars and was a past president of CUSCRA.
He enjoyed traveling, the outdoors, and was an avid 49'er fan.
Ron will be dearly missed by his family and many dear friends.
Survived by his mother, Kate M. Jewkes, Carbonville; children Terri Lynne and Jeff Young, Helper; Carole Ann (Troy) Davis, Valentine, Neb.; Ronald Wayne (Shanna) Jewkes, Price; James Brian (Carie) Jewkes, Helper; Virginia R. (Tylen) Overgard, Worland, Wyo.; Clark William (Angie) Haycock, West Valley; Gaylene (Bobby) Appleby, Price; brothers, George Ben (Joan) Jewkes, Edinburgh, Scotland; Jerry O. (Carolyn) Jewkes, Gulfport, Miss.; Dale M. (Alice) Jewkes, Price; 21 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his father; wife, Dian; infant daughter, Donna Jewkes; and grandson, Chris Appleby.
Funeral service Friday, May 2, 11 a.m., Helper LDS Stake Center. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church Friday one hour prior to service. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper, with military honors accorded by the Price American Legion Post 3.
FRUITA, Colo. - Joel N. Davenport of Fruita, Colo., died Thursday, April 24, 2008 in Fruita. He was 89 years of age.
Joel was born on May 7, 1918 at Scuppernong, N.C., to Redden W. and Alice M. (Phelps) Davenport. He grew up in North Carolina.
Joel joined the U.S. Army during WWII and served in the European Theatre in Germany.
On Oct. 14, 1944 at Phoenix City, Ala., Joel married Lena M. Boita and, for 63 years, they were happily married. In 1946, they moved to Sunnyside and lived there until 1965. Joel took a job as the water plant operator in Price nd they lived there from 1966 until 1999, when they moved to Fruita, Colo.
Survivors include his wife, Lena Davenport of Fruita, Colo.; a son and daughter-in-law, Lindy A. and Carol Davenport of Aurora, Colo.; two brothers, Lemmie Davenport of Scranton, N.C.; and David Davenport of Shreveport, La.; a sister, Levora Wittie of California; three grandchildren, Shauna, Lisa and Trudy; and eight great-grandchildren. His parents and one brother, William, preceded him in death.
A memorial service will be Wednesday, April 30, at 1:30 p.m. at the Callahan-Edfast Mortuary Chapel in Grand Junction, Colo.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, PO Box 60307, Grand Junction, CO 81506, or Centennial Ponderosa Extended Care, c/o Family Health West at PO Box 130, Fruita, CO 81521..
FERRON - Brian J. Frederick, 34, the son of Gerry and Anne Frederick of Orangeville and fiancÃ¯Â¿Â½ of Danielle Cornish of Ferron, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, April 27, 2008.
Funeral services are pending with Fausett Mortuary.
EAST CARBON - LaVee Curtis Anderson, age 86, died April 24, 2008 in Price.
Funeral services will be Saturday, May 3, at 11 a.m. at Fausett Mortuary. Viewing will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service at the mortuary. Interment will be in the Wellington City Cemetery.