HELPER - Lucy Margaret Richeda, age 72, passed away Feb. 13, 2002 in Price.
She was born April 16, 1929 in Helper to Edward and Minnie Bruno Richeda.
Member of the Catholic Church. Lifelong resident of Helper. Member Stella D'America Lodge 77, where she was the financial secretary for the ladies lodge for many years.
Lucy worked as the secretary for Helper Junior High for 10 years, 19 years for Sears & Roebuck as audit manager and later retired from Helper city as city recorder with 15 years of dedicated service.
She enjoyed her Wendover trips and will be dearly missed by all.
Survived by her sister, Olive M. Richeda, Helper; numerous cousins; and a community of lifelong friends. Preceded in death by parents, infant sister and infant brother.
Funeral Mass, Tuesday, February 19, 10 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church. Vigil service, Monday evening at the church in Helper. Family will be at the church Tuesday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.
ELMO - 0. Varden Willson, age 69, passed away Feb. 15, 2002.
He was born April 2,1932 to Oran E. And Jane Willson. He married Lucille Piccolo on Feb. 16,1951 in Huntington. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple on July 22, 1978.
Varden never had an idle day in his life. He worked for Sears for 33 years, then at the Huntington Cleveland Irrigation Co., as its secretary for the past 14 years. He also was the Utah state river commissioner for the past 14 years. Throughout his life, he served on the Emery Telephone board, the Emery County School Board, Desertview Federal Credit Union.
He was politically active as well. He served as the mayor of Elmo and also an the town council. He was a delegate to the state Democratic convention several times.
Varden's love of the outdoors and animals started at an early age. He was active in the 4-H organization from the time he was 8 years old. He worked actively in the Southeastern Junior Livestock Show for 20 years.
He was happiest when he was working with the land or the animals with his kids.
He stood as a beacon of integrity to his family and all who knew him. He will be greatly missed, but forever revered.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille Willson, Elmo; two sons and one daughter, Boyd and Koree Willson, Shelley, Idaho; Calvin and Loretta Willson, Logan; Emily and David Tanner, Ogden. Also survived by eight loving grandchildren; and a sister, Vonda and Joe Hadfield, Tooele. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; one sister; and son, Robert Navon Willson.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1 p.m., at the Elmo LDS Ward Chapel. Family will be at the church from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. for visiting. A viewing will be Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price. Committal service, Elmo Cemetery.
SALT LAKE CITY- George Ferderber passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002.
George was born July 21, 1916 in Walsenburg, Colo., the seventh son of Anton Ferderber and Teressa Stidahur Ferderber. He married Helen Fabrizio at St. Anthony Church in Helper on June 17, 1944.
He graduated from Huerfano Colorado High School. He moved to Utah in 1942 and worked in the coal mines in Carbon County and Colorado for over 40 years. George was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge of Price and also a member of the UMWA District 1681.
He was an avid fisherman and hunter. His greatest times were spent fishing, hunting and camping.
George loved to travel, spent time in Italy, Austria, Yugoslavia, Hawaii and Canada. His most memorable trip, a cruise he and his wife took their sons and spouses on to the Caribbean. Some of his other traveling favorites include Lake Tahoe, Mesquite, and Wendover.
George is survived by his loving wife, Helen; sons and their spouses, Steve (Sandra), Sandy; Greg (Nancy), Price; Rusty, Salt Lake City; and six grandchildren.
Good Bye, Pal, I love you, Michael.
Services will be Thursday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m., St. Vincent's Catholic Church, 1375 E. Spring Lane, Salt Lake. Friends may call Wednesday evening, 6 to 8 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Mountain View Memorial Estates, 3115 E. 7800 South (Bengal Boulevard). Interment, Mountain View Memorial Estates.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Vincent Catholic Church.
EAST CARBON/PRICE-Minnie Gladys O'Leary Clark passed away peacefully on Feb. 13, 2002 at the age of 95 in Price.
She was born Feb. 10, 1907 in Moroni, the sixth child of eight born to Eugene and Josephine Marie Daniels O'Leary. Married Leo Clark June 24, 1925 in the Manti LDS Temple. Leo preceded her in death March 19, 1954.
Minnie was an active member of the LDS Church. She worked many years for the LDS Church, retiring as a membership records clerk at the LDS Church office in Salt Lake City.
Survived by son, L. Paul (Mary) Clark, East Carbon; daughter, Jeannine (Calvin C.) Campbell, Price; sister, Lois Duffy, Salt Lake City; 13 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents; husband; daughter, Oma P. Strong; granddaughter, Denise Campbell; three brothers, and three sisters.
Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 18, Mitchell Funeral Home, Price. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens, 10600 S. 1700 East, Sandy.
PRICE - Edgar Claire Taylor St., 86, formerly of Boyers, Pa., died Feb. 14, 2002 in Price of natural causes.
Born Oct. 29, 1915 in Butler County to Wilbert "Bert" Odell and Bertha Gertrude Wiles Taylor. Married Martha Evalena Potter June 29, 1938 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
He later moved to Boyers, Pa., where he raised his family and resided until May 2000.
He worked for the Printer's Home in Colorado Springs and various mining companies in Colorado and Pennsylvania. He was recognized as and appreciated as a hard worker and a talented equipment operator. He completed his formal working career as a truck driver for the Pennsylvania Highway Dept.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
His hobbies included gardening and he enjoyed giving vegetables grown in his garden to neighbors, friends and relatives.
Survived by daughters and sons, Martha G. Brown, Henderson, Nev.; Wilbert L. Taylor, Chico, Calif.; Barbara E. Nutt, Columbus, Georgia; Virginia E. (Jay) Wilkinson, Machias, Maine; Edgar C. (Geri) Taylor Jr., Denver, Colo.; Larry M. (Sue) Taylor, Snohomish, Wash.; William M. (Shanna) Taylor, Price; sisters, Florence Weaver and Hazel (Gay) Taylor, Grove City, Pa.; nephew, Jeff Taylor, Boyers, Pa.; 33 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents; two sisters; four brothers; wife; and son, John P. Taylor.
A viewing and graveside service will be conducted at Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs, Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 9 a.m. Interment under the direction of Fausett Mortuary, Price.
ELMO - Joy Irene Cameron Lott found her final peace after struggling with illness on Feb. 18, 2002.
She was born March 14, 1926 in Vernonia, Ore., to Alan and Margaret Roepke Cameron. Married Levi Berry Lott in Clearfield on May 28, 1965. Later sealed in the Logan LDS Temple.
Active member of the LDS Church, where Joy and her husband served a mission together in St. George. She was interested in many things, quilting, crafts, pets, fishing and, most of all, her family.
Joy loved life and all that life could offer. She is fondly remembered by husband, Levi; sister, Phyllis Linn, Minnesota; brothers, "Butch" Cameron, Minnesota; Dean Cameron, Wisconsin; children, Doug (Lorna) St. Julien, Deborah (Michael) Knott, Kathy (Dale) Shupe, Janice (Mic) D'Ambrosio, Tom (Robin) Lott, Rodney (Audra) Lott, Berry (Donnie) Lott and Meg (Glen) Lott. She is also survived by 41 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren with more on the way and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by parents; brothers, Edwin Cameron; son, Sidney Lott; and grandson, Hunter Davis.
Funeral service Saturday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m., Elmo LDS Ward. Family will be at the church one hour prior to services. Friends are welcome at Mitchell Funeral Home daily, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Interment, Huntington City Cemetery.