PRICE - Clair Gilbert King, 75, passed away Aug. 8, 2003.
Born Oct. 6, 1927 to Fountain Forest and Mary Celesta Lee King in Idaho Falls, Ida.
Proud truck driver and substance abuse counselor. He worked for Carbon County Green Thumb Program at the Food Bank and senior citizen center. He was a faithful volunteer in 12-step recovery, reaching the newcomer through his experience, strength and hope.
He is survived by children, Mary Kathleen Parkinson, Robert Lee, Dennis Jay, Roger Dwayne, Karen Lynn and Tracy Neal King; brothers, Lloyd, Max and Wayne King; sister, LaRae Hill. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Roy, Leon, Quinton, Teddy, Don Sr.; sister, Mary; and son, Craig LaMont King.
A celebration of Clair's life will take place Saturday, Aug. 16, 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 E. Main, Price.
Family members would like to thank his dear friend, Carolshane Powell, AA & NA recovery family and Castle Country Care Center for their love and devotion during Clair's last days.
PRICE - Our loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend, Richard (Rocky) Kenneth Thorsen, age 39, passed away Aug. 8, 2003 at his home.
Born Dec. 3, 1963 in Provo to James Kenneth and Gwen Brasher Thorsen. Married Sherri Lynn Dolinski June 27, 1987 in Helper.
Rocky loved being with his family and friends. He enjoyed spending time in the mountains, camping, hunting, fishing and golfing. He took great pleasure in working on vehicles and being a handyman for his family and friends. He loved coal mining and worked in various mines in Carbon County. Rocky was a loving father and husband and he lived his life for his wife and kids. He will be deeply missed, but never ever forgotten.
Survived by wife, Sherri Thorsen; daughters, Shantell Thorsen, Tawnya Thorsen; son, Dallas Thorsen; mother, Gwen (Virgil) Engvall, all of Price; five sisters, Deanne (Dale) Ashton, Lehi; Becky (Larry) Fox, Orem; Jolene (Basshar) Hamouri, Anaheim, Calif.; Neesha (Scott) Lee, Price; Karla (Gordon) Hall, Price; in-laws, Jerry (Deon) Dolinski, Spring Glen; brother-in-law, Randy (Tina) Dolinski, Helper; sisters-in-law, Debbie (David) Pilling, Carbonville; Dawna (Lou) Nickel, Sandy; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father; James Kenneth Thorsen; sister, Karen Gwen Thorsen; grandparents, Dick and Wilma Brasher; and special friend, Troy Bryon.
Funeral service Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Wednesday, noon to 2 p.m., prior to services. Friends are welcome at Mitchell's daily. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery, Price.
EAST CARBON - Dorothy Dean Gibbs Jackson, age 80, passed away Aug. 7, 2003 at home while surrounded by her family.
She was born May 18, 1923 in Jefferson County, Ala. to John Thomas and Miriam C. Gray Gibbs. Married Earl C. Jackson Nov. 8, 1947 in Birmingham, Ala. He died Feb. 15, 1998.
Dorothy was a longtime resident of East Carbon where she was a member of the East Carbon Community Church. She had a great love for angels and she spent many hours collecting angels and pictures of her family. She enjoyed embroidery work and will be dearly missed by her family and many longtime friends.
Survived by three daughters and three sons, Hilda "Lyn" (Frank) Farnham, Antioch, Calif.; Ronald E. Jackson, East Carbon; Myra Kay (Bob) Leach, Martinez, Calif.; William E. (Rebecca) Jackson, Sunnyside; James D. (Eileen) Jackson, American Fork; Tammy Raye (Ed) Watson, Salt Lake City; sisters, Inez Latham, Birmingham, Ala.; Audry Watkins, Bessemer, Ala.; brother, William (Dorothy Nell) Gibs, Bayview, Ala.; 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and many self- adopted children and grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; and son, Robert Dale Jackson.
Funeral service, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1 p.m., at East Carbon Community Church. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Monday evening, 7 to 9 p.m. and at the church Tuesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Valley View Cemetery, Sunnyside.
SUNNYSIDE/FULLERTON, Calif. - Ray John Dalla Corte passed away early Aug. 3, 2003.
Ray was born in Sunnyside to Amerigo and Carmela, both Italian immigrants.
He was always proud of his heritage. He served in the Army, then attended the University of Utah and was the first in his family to graduate from college. Ray moved to Orange County where he settled and raised a family. He retired from Hughes Aircraft after 33 years working in the ground systems division. His family and friends will remember him as a stubborn Italian with a heart of gold, a great cook, a devout Catholic, a helpful neighbor, a cherished brother, and the best dad.
His children Jack, Matthew and Stephanie were the most important aspect of his life. In addition to his children, his dear friend and former wife, Betsy; sisters, Yvonne and Yolanda; and brother, Bruno survive Ray.
Vigil was Aug. 6, at McAulay and Wallace Chapel in Fullerton. Mass was held on Thursday, Aug. 7, 10 a.m., at St. Juliana's in Fullerton.