PRICE - Richard Ray Pollard, age 70, passed away March 9, 2003 in Price.
He was born May 13, 1932 in Carmi, Ill., to Charles and Bonnie Newbe Pollard. Married Lois Wallace June 14, 1953 in Price. She died March 29, 1982.
Member of the Price United Methodist Church and longtime resident of Carbon County. Served in the U.S. Army with the 6th Armored Division. Dick was a well-known and highly respected driller of the discovery well that was brought into the Uintah Basin. He was very proud of his work and he loved serving the oil fields of the Uintah Basin with 42 years of dedicated service. Dick enjoyed going camping with his family and he especially loved "his fishing". He will be dearly missed by family and many longtime friends.
Survived by daughters, Debbie (Brent) Christiansen, Sandy; Kathy (Brent) Pilling, Price; three grandchildren, Nathan (Jennifer), Michael Ray and Katie Christiansen; two great-grandchildren, MacKenzie and Kaden; sister, Mina (Eddie) Ragin, Littleton, Colo.; brothers, Charles "Red" Stum, Branson, Mo.; and J.R. Tulis, Illinois.
Funeral service Thursday, March 13, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Thursday one hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery.
PRICE - Ralph E. (Gene) Fossat, age 58, passed away March 6, 2003 at his home in Price.
He was born Jan. 15, 1945 in Price to Ralph and Lois C. Draper Fossat. He married Rosalie Ann Pinedo Dec. 18, 1965 in Douglas, Ariz.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War where he received a Purple Heart. He was a member of the LDS Church, United Mine Workers of America and VFW. He loved visits from friends and family, sharing war stories and tales of hunting and fishing trips he cherished throughout his life.
Gene is survived by loving wife, Rose of Price; children, Pat Fossat and Carmella and Jeff Winget, all of Cedar City; and one granddaughter, Liddie, whom he dearly loved. Also survived by parents, of Price; brothers, Ron (Irene) of Idaho; Louie (Kathy) of Cedar City; sister, Lianne and Mike Milovich of Helper; and three special brothers-in-law, Joe, Tony and Marty.
He was deeply loved and will be dearly missed by his family and many friends he leaves behind.
Funeral services were Monday, March 10, at the Price 6th LDS Ward Chapel under the direction of Fausett Mortuary. Burial, Cliffview Cemetery in Price.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Primary Children's Medical Center in Gene's name.
ST. GEORGE - Mary Lou Maw, 52, passed away March 7, 2003 in St. George of natural causes.
She was born July 7, 1950 to Roland D. and Celone Roylance Maw in Ontario, Ore. She married Kenneth R. Rhodes and later divorces. She moved to Hurricane where she met her soul mate, Merlin Webb, where she remained happy and fulfilled.
She graduated from Roy High School and continued her education in cosmetology. Mary enjoyed outdoors, camping, fishing, ranching, canning food, friends and family.
She is survived by mother, Celone; brothers and sisters, Roland R. (Aline) Maw, Alaska; James A. (Terry) Maw, Alaska; Robert B. (Peggy) Maw, Wyoming; Lindy (Drew) Foley, Washington; Suzie (Hal) Hilborn, St. George; Janet (Craig) Engelke, Hooper; children, Wendy Rhodes, Kristine (John) Lillard, Amy (Matt) Savage, Randy (Dalann) Rhodes; 14 grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by father, Roland Maw; and daughter, Lisa Horeley.
Graveside services will be Friday, March 14, 1 p.m., at the North Ogden Ben Lomand Cemetery, in Ogden. There will be a visitation held Tuesday, March 11, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Hurricane Valley Mortuary and Friday, March 14, 11 a.m., at the Meyers Funeral Home in Roy. Arrangements under the direction of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. Condolences may be offered through our website at www.metcalfmortuary.com
MAGNA - Jay Emil Soder-quist, passed away March 5, 2003 due to a prolonged illness.
He was born May 15, 1942 to Dora Mae Shurtleff Soderquist and Emil Alexander Soderquist. Married Marilyn Shaw Sept. 9, 1968, later divorced.
Jay served in the United States Marine Corps, 1963-1967, serving in Vietnam for two years. Jay was employed 22 years by Energy West Mining Division. Jay enjoyed reading, four wheeling in his Jeep, and visiting with John.
Jay is survived by son, John Eric Soderquist, Magna; sisters, Nola Burgess, Provo; Karen Marvin, Salt Lake City; brothers, Dale Soderquist, Doyle Soder-quist, both of Salt Lake City; stepchildren, Penny Reece, Ferron; Bill Eden, Price; and Pat Eden, Vernal.
Graveside services Tuesday, March 11, noon, Camp Williams.
COLORADO - Steve Star and family deeply regret to inform their friends and acquaintances that my beloved wife, Lola, passed away at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif. on February 23, 2003.
A private family burial was conducted on Feb. 27 at Mountain View Cemetery in Helper.
Sincere thanks to Gary McCallister, Claudia Aubert and Sue Sickles of the LDS Church in Grand Junction, Colo., for their frequent visits to comfort and pray for Lola during her illness.