KENILWORTH - Wilfred Russell Brown, age 91, passed away Dec. 26, 2005 at the Heirloom Inn in Price.
Born Jan. 11, 1914 in Billings, Mont., to Wilbur and Bertha Brown. Married Arline Houton Sept. 5, 1936 in Red Lodge, Mont.; their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.
Bill was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served as bishop in the Kenilworth Ward, and branch clerk in Scofield from 1978 to 2003. Brother and Sister Brown enjoyed many friendships over the years and they were especially blessed with their wonderful family in Scofield for nearly 30 years while they served as branch clerk and organist.
Bill was a resident of Kenilworth since 1938, where he was known as "Kenilworth's Handyman." He worked in various coal mines in the area where he was a retired member of U.S. Fuel, Hiawatha, UMWA Local 6363, retiring at the age of 75. Bill received an award from United Mine Workers of America and the State of Utah for 63 years of no lost time accidents in the mining industry. He will be dearly missed by his family and many longtime friends.
Survived by loving wife, Arline Brown, Price; three sons and their spouses, Ray (Patricia) Brown, Magna; Kenneth (Carol) Brown, South Jordan; Terry (Evelyn) Brown, Price; brother, William (Maxine) Brown, California; sister, Marie Guinder, Washington; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Preceded in death by parents; daughter, Margaret Jane Henrie; grandson, Terry LaVar Brown; brother, Warren Brown; and sister, Ruby Hayes.
Funeral service Thursday, Dec. 29, noon, Helper LDS Stake Center. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home in Price Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the Stake Center Thursday one hour prior to service. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery, Price.
ORANGEVILLE - Richard John Sejkora, 58, passed away Dec. 21, 2005.
He was born Nov. 14, 1947 in Lewellen, Neb., the son of Jerry and Martha (Andel) Sejkora.
Richard loved to hunt and fish. He enjoyed his kids and friends. He will be truly missed.
Richard is survived by children, Roxann (35), Tommy (25), Richard Jr. (22), Tina (20); mother, Martha; and four brothers and one sisters.
In lieu of services, friends are invited to a wake on Tuesday, Dec. 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mary's home, 45 N. Main, in Orangeville.
PRICE - Arthur Milburn Williams, 80, died Dec. 22, 2005.
He was born March 15, 1925 in Lynn, Mass., the son of Arthur Milburn and Marion Virginia Bower Williams. He married Betty Lou Waterman Jan. 23, 1945 in Vallejo, Calif. This marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Betty preceded him in death in 1993.
Arthur was an active member of the LDS Church and once served as a ward clerk for more than 25 years.
He retired from the Lynn Fire Department after 31 and one half years of service. He was the supervisor of drafting for Hendrix Electronics Co. and retired from New England Metal Spinning Co. as a quality control manager.
In 1983 they moved to Price and hand built their own home. In January 1987, he was elected to the position of secretary/treasurer of the South Price Water Co., a job he kept until it was taken over by PRWID. In January 1996, he was elected to the position of secretary/treasurer of the Pro-Carbon Development Co., a job he kept for many years.
He served in the active Naval Reserves in World War II and the Korean Conflict a total of eight years.
He is survived by son, James and Lolette Williams of Gilbert, Ariz.; three daughters, Janice A. and William Ingram III of Houston, Texas; Nancy L. and William Poirier of Windham, N.H.; Sharon E. Williams of Midvale; eight grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Dec. 28, at the Price 3rd Ward LDS Chapel, 303 W. 500 South, at 11 a.m. Friends may call at Fausett Mortuary in Price Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and also one hour prior to services at the church. Burial, Price City Cemetery.
FERRON - Dixie Cottrell Seely, beloved wife, mother and grandmother returned to her loving Heavenly Father on Dec. 24, 2005 in the Emery Care and Rehabilitation Center in Ferron.
Dixie was born Sept. 13, 1931 in Springville to Edward and Helen (Seager) Cottrell. Dixie married Norman Richard Seely Aug. 29, 1953, which was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. They enjoyed 52 years of marriage together.
She graduated from Provo High School, attended BYU for three years and then transferred to Florida Tech University, where she received her teaching degree.
Dixie had a strong testimony of Christ and the gospel and had served diligently as Relief Society president and many other callings in the church.
Dixie had a full life. She enjoyed teaching, gardening and artistry. She traveled extensively, and she loved her children and family dearly.
Dixie is survived by husband, Richard; children, Sheree Goldfarb of Clermont, Fla.; Lorraine Martin of Olathe, Colo.; Dave Seely of Orangeville; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also survived by sisters, Katy Witke and Gay Cottrell, both of Washington; Jake Milton of Wyoming; and stepfather, Lorin Milton of Wyoming.
Services will be in the Green River LDS Chapel on Thursday, Dec. 29, at 10 a.m. Friends are invited to call 30 minutes prior to services. Interment, Price City Cemetery.
The family wishes to express great gratitude to the staff of the Emery Care and Rehabilitation Center.
PRICE - Robert "Bob" E. Wood, age 76, passed away Dec. 24, 2005 in Provo.
He was born Jan. 5, 1929 in Vandalia, Ill., to James F. and Verna G. Roe Wood. Married Bonnie May Rich Dec. 28, 1947 in Wellington; marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.
Bob spent most of his life in Carbon County. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. He was a jack of all trades and will be dearly missed by his family and a community of friends.
Survived by wife, Bonnie Wood, Price; daughter, Charline (Brent) Hanson, Wellington; son, Gene (Terry) Wood, Price; daughter, Gaylene (Dave) Preston, Golden, Colo.; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; brother, James Lee; two grandsons, Dustin Grandquist and James Robert Wood.
Funeral service Friday, Dec. 30, 11 a.m., Wellington 4th LDS Ward Chapel. Family will be at the church Friday one hour prior to service. Friends are welcome at Mitchell Funeral Home daily. Interment, Wellington City Cemetery.
SPRING GLEN - John Dupin, age 93, died Dec. 19, 2005.
He was born Aug. 13, 1912 to Anton and Mary Zagar Dupin in Spring Glen.
He lived in Spring Glen most of his life. He worked for various auto repair shops in Price and Helper and had his own business for a time. In the 1930s John went to California and worked for Lockheed. He did quality control and final engine tuning on wartime planes. He had a pilot's license and got to fly some experimental aircraft. His last job was with the state road.
He is survived by nephew and two nieces, Paul (Charlene) Dupin; Patricia (Jerry) Davis; and Dee (Glenn) Mathews. John was preceded in death by his parents; sisters and brothers, Annie Dupin, Anton Dupin, Frances Dupin Vouk, Olga Dupin Sterlekar, and Norbert Dupin.
Memorial Mass Wednesday Dec. 28, 11 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Family will be at the church one hour prior to Mass. At a later date a committal service will be held at the Austrian Cemetery, Spring Glen. In lieu of flowers family suggests contributions to the Carbon County Senior Citizens Center under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.