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Rex E. Greenland Jr.
Gone after wild pursuits

Our beloved son, grandson and father, passed away at his home on June 19, 2003. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Born to Rex E. Greenland Jr. and Patricia Nelson Greenland on Sept 20, 1965 in Moab, Utah. Married to Jeanne Thomas in 1988 later Divorced. They had 2 sons.

Jobs included working as a skilled Mechanic and as a Salesman. Last worked at PDQ.

Loved Hunting, fishing and spending time with his 2 boys and Yeager the dog.

Preceded in Death by his grandparent's Francis & Simone Greenland and Grandfather Mervin Nelson

Survived by two sons Cody and Colton. Parents Patricia (Jack) Lane and Rex (Sue) Greenland Sr.. Grandmother Nanola Nelson. Aunt Suzanne Dalton, Uncle Francis (Marylee) Greenland and many Cousins.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at Lakeview Memorial Mortuary and Cemetery 1640 East Lakeview Drive, Bountiful. Friends and family may call 1 hour prior to the services at Lakeview on Tuesday.


Steve Dinkins

PRICE- Stephen Otis Dinkins Jr., age 47, passed away June 18, 2003 in Price while surrounded by his family.

Born June 13, 1956 in Price to Stephen Otis Dinkins Sr., and Rose Louise Zaccaria. Married Vicki Sue Richardson July 28, 1978 in Green River.

Member of the Price Chapel- Christian Missionary Alliance. Steve enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping with family and friends. His favorite activities had him a member of several clubs and associations that included president of the Green River Gun Club, member of the Republic Gun Club, and a member of both the Northwest Walleye and Northwest Bass Associations.

Steve was very involved with the youth of republic by being president of the local National Little League and of the AAU Basketball. He was an active participant of the Central Mine Rescue Team and of the Echo Bay's Mine Rescue Competition Team. He took part in all school, church and community activities.

Stephen Otis Dinkins Jr. was a compassionate husband, father and son who was always kind and loving to all he crossed paths with. He will forever be in our hearts and memories.

Survived by loving wife, Vicki Dinkins, two sons and two daughters, Stephanie Dinkins, Price; Chad Dinkins, Everett, Wash.; Rosemary Dinkins, Price; Lincoln Dinkins, Price; mother, Rose Lemieux, Green River; five sisters and four brothers, Kerry Agulera, Marion, Ind.; Diane Sue Ellet, Green River; Paula Clark, Salem, Mo.; Jackie Mylroye, Grand Junction, Colo.; Phillip Dinkins, Willie Dinkins, both of Green River; Lydia Myers, Grand Junction, Colo.; Tony Lemieux, Jerry Lemieux, both of Green River; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws; and loving grandchild, Karver Otis Greyson Dinkins. Preceded in death by father and grandparents.

Funeral service, Thursday, June 26, 1 p.m., Price Chapel-Christian Missionary Alliance, 611 West Price River Drive (located behind Wendy's). Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 6:30-9 p.m. with a family vigil service starting at 6:30 p.m. The family will be at Price Chapel Thursday one-hour prior to services. Interment; Cliffview Cemetary.


Fred T. Duran Jr.

PRICE- Fred Tony Duran Jr., age 54, passed away suddenly June 18, 2003 in Salt Lake City.

Born January 26, 1949 in Dragerton to Fred A. Duran, Sr. and Mary Gallegos. Married Margie Sandoval, May 7, 1966 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church.

Member of the Catholic Church. Longtime resident of Carbon County where he was a former employee of Deer Creek Local 1769. He had a great love for the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing with his family. Fred loved dancing and most of all he enjoyed his children and grandchildren.

Survived by his loving wife, Margie Duran, son, Freddie Duran, three daughters, Bernadette (Duane) Quintans, Marie Duran, all of Price; Jennifer Duran, Salt Lake City; one brother and five sisters, Wilfred (Alice) Duran, Angie (Manuel ) Voher, Lucy Perales, Elva (Armando) Herrera, Mary Duran, Diane (Frank) Martinez, all of Salt Lake City, nine loving grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents, son Tony Fred Joe Duran, two infant grandchildren and a brother, Joe Manuel Duran.

Funeral Mass, Wednesday, June 25 at 10 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Vigil service, Tuesday evening, 7 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Tuesday and Wednesday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Price City Cemetary.


Zinnia Humphrey

ORANGEVILLE- Zinnia Fullmer Humphrey, age 86, was reunited with her husband and other loved ones on June 22, 2003. She was born Feb. 2, 1917 in Orangeville to Verona Geneve Fullmer. She married Dee H. Humphrey April 11, 1936 in Orangeville, later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.

As an active member of the LDS Church, she enjoyed serving in numerous callings. She loved to travel, having visited most of the LDS Temples of her time. She spent many pleasant hours in her garden, where weeds feared to tread. Many of her family and friends have quilts, afghans or needle work made with love in every stitch. Her children and grandchildren and great grandchildren were the love of her life.

Zinna is survived by her children; June and Rex Adams of Brigham City, DeAnn DeLange of Pocatello, Idaho, Genevieve and Keith Lake of Castle Dale, Thomas Dee and Paula Humphrey of West Jordan and Mary Ellen Green of Orangeville; 21 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren. Also survived by brothers; Victor, Frank and Scott Wareham. She was preceded in death by her husband Dee, daughter Rita Cay, grandson Christopher Dee Humphrey and brother Phillip.

Orangeville will never be the same with out her.


Richard E. MacKnight

DENVER- Longtime Denver telephone-industry public relations executive and Price native, Richard E. (Dick) MacKnight died Wednesday, June 18 of an apparent heart attack. He was 57.

Dick was born Nov. 8, 1945 in Price and spent his childhood years attending Durrant Elementary, which was named after his late grandfather, Leonard Earl Durrant. He graduated from Carbon High School in 1964. During his high school years and until his graduation from the College of Eastern Utah in 1966 he worked at the Sun Advocate which was owned by his father, Hal MacKnight. He then attended the University of Utah, obtaining a bachelor of science degree in journalism in 1968.

He began his career at the Salt Lake Tribune as a reporter and editor. He also served a stint as guest editor for the Sun Advocate for then publisher, Robert Finney. In 1969 he began working for Mountain Bell in Salt Lake City. During a 30 year public relations career, he held posts at AT&T in New York City and at Mountain Bell and US West in Denver. He retired in 1999 as executive director of Corporate Communications of US West. During his career, he was the chief spokesman for Mountain Bell during its divestiture from AT&T in 1984 and for US West when it split into two companies in 1998.

He also provided public relations counsel to former US West president Richard D. McCormick when McCormick became president of the International Chamber of Commerce.

MacKnight was a highly respected individual in the Denver community, a member of the Denver Press Club, the Colorado Press Association and the Telephone Pioneers of America. He was also a former officer of the International Association of Business Communicators. He was a member of the board of directors of the Chamberlain Observatory in Denver and of the Telecommunications History Group. He was active in volunteer work for the American Indian College Fund, the Mount St. Vincent Home and the Denver Dumb Friends League. He was a lifetime member of the Price Elks Lodge. In 1997 he was honored as Outstanding Alumni of the Year by the College of Eastern Utah. He also was a frequent guest lecturer to college public relations classes.

Dick was an avid golfer, carrying a single-digit handicap, and several times won the Denver Press Club Golf Tournament as well as the Black Diamond Open in Price.

He is survived by his mother, Earlene D. Gibson, brother, Scott G. (Charlotte) MacKnight, nieces, Corina J. (Jordan) Poole and Kira MacKnight, all of Price; and longtime companion, Jane J. Prancan of Denver. Preceded in death by his father.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 25 at Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's one-half hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Dick's name to the charity of the donor's choice.


Dean Rowley

MESA, Ariz.- Farewell to a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, physician and friend. Dr. Dean A. Rowley, 82 passed away in his home in Mesa, Ariz., Friday, June 20, 2003 from natural causes.

He was born in Spring Glen, September 4, 1920 to Silas and Lucretia Anderson Rowley. Married Christine Yenzi June 8, 1950 and they had six children. Dean graduated from Carbon High and Carbon Junior College now known as the College of Eastern Utah. He served three years in the Spanish American Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and then served four years in the United States Army.

He graduated in 1950 with his medical doctorate from the University of Utah, and did his internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Iowa. After 40 years of private practice, he delivered over 15,000 babies.

He set a great example of quite dignity, strength and compassion. He loved growing roses and the outdoors. The twinkle in his eyes, smiling behind a surgical mask, warmed all of our hearts. His friends and colleagues will remember his sense of humor, professionalism and loyalty.

He is survived by his five children, Mark (Pam), Lynn, Paul (Robin), Keith (Marcy) and Barbara Parker (James) all of Mesa, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren, sisters Beth Baxter (Parley) and brother Grant Rowley of Utah. Preceded in death by wife, Christine, sisters Larue, Edith and infant daughter Martha.

Funeral services will be Saturday, June 28, 10 a.m. at the Park Center Ward, 422 East University in Mesa. Visitation will be Friday night 6-8 p.m. at Meldrums Mortuary, 52 North Macdonald St. and one hour prior to the service at the ward building.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints missionary fund, Park City Ward, 422 East University Mesa, Ariz. 85201.


Marion DeLuca

Marion DeLuca, 80, died June 13, 2003 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Born July 11, 1922 in Trinidad, Colorado, the son of Archangelo and Teresina DeLuca.

Marion served his country in the Armed Forces as a Military Policeman in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was honorably discharged in February of 1946 and had earned the American Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

He is survived by a cousin, Edna Mitchell. Preceded in death by his parents, a sister and a brother.

Graveside services will be held at Mountain View Cemetery, Helper, Utah on Monday, June 24, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. Cannon Mortuary, Salt Lake City, funeral directors.





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