CLEVELAND - Clarence Overland Wall, age 90, passed away Feb. 25, 2006 in Price.
Clarence was born the fourth of six children on Jan. 15, 1916 to Wilford Woodruff Wall and Fanny Elizabeth Krebs in Ioka. In 1935 Clarence met and married Vida Lurena Timothy. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Manti LDS Temple in 1966. They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.
He attended Roosevelt High School and left home at the age of 16 to make his way in life. He settled in Carbon County following his service in the CCC.
Clarence worked as a coal miner for more than 47 years. His first mining job was in Spring Canyon. During his 12 years there, he mined during the winter and during the spring and summer months he took his family with him and joined his brothers and uncles shearing sheep in California, Nevada, Idaho and Montana.
He worked in Hiawatha from 1946 until his retirement in 1984. He and Vida have lived in Cleveland since 1977.
Clarence loved to fish the Madison River in Montana, Fish Lake in Utah and Black Foot Reservoir in Idaho. The hunting trips to the Duncan Mountains hold fond memories for his family. He was a high priest in the LDS Church and served in many callings including serving in the bishopric in Cleveland.
He is survived by wife, Vida; children, Lois (Keven) Jensen, James (Joan) Wall, Lynn (Carol) Wall, David (Arbra) Wall and Wilma (Andy) Barnett. His posterity includes 29 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1 p.m. in the Cleveland LDS Ward house where family and friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment, Cleveland Cemetery.
PRICE - Artemesia (Symeonides) Simons entered eternity in her sleep on Tsiknopempti, Feb. 23, 2006. She is now resting in God's bosom. She was born near Sohoum, Georgia (Russia), on Aug. 2, 1908. Scarred by the ravages of war in 1922, she became a refugee with the rest of her family and moved to Greece.
She was married in Greece to Symeon Symeonides.
Her legacy of indomitable faith in God, and taking care of her family shall live forever with all those who were fortunate to have known her. She left an indelible impression to all with whom she came into contact.
Alone, widowed by a Carbon County mine explosion, pregnant with a fourth child, in a strange land, battling extreme hardships, ignorance, and prejudice, she worked very hard to raise a family within her most precious Greek Orthodox faith. Her awesome inner strength provided her with the courage to deal with all the blows that life has dealt her; she was challenged beyond endurance and she endured. Her constant companion was her beloved special son, Fotios, with whom she spent most of her life. In our mind they became the dynamic duo that protected each other from birth to death. May her Pontian spirit; her Greek ethic; her Orthodox faith; and, forthrightness be a great beacon to her progeny and to all those whose life she has touched during her 97 plus years.
Everyone that came into contact with her profited from her will to live, her will to protect her children, and her uncompromising demand for integrity in her relationship with others. We shall treasure every moment we spent with her.
Her spirit and her advice shall always be with us. She will eternally live in our hearts and minds. We shall always be inspired by her life accomplishments; we shall treasure the values we were lucky and privileged to receive from her. We remember with fondness her passion for gardening and her award winning yard. As we go through our journey of life we shall always be guided by her faith, unquestioned honor, and single minded integrity; we shall always remember the sparkle in her eye.
Survived by children, Despoina (Norris) Struck, George Simons, Sophia (Nick) Colessides; grandchildren, John (Michelle) Struck, Dimitri Struck, Mark (Lynne) Simons, Leslie (Don) Faught, Amy (Don) Jennings; great-grandchildren, Alexis, Yianni and Zoe Struck, Katrina and Elissa Simons, Connor Crozier; Alexander Ward, Grace Jennings; and numerous nieces and nephews in Greece. Special friends, Tina Katis and Jon Anast. Preceded in death by parents; husband; and sons, John and Fotios.
The family appreciates the services of the Brighton Gardens in Salt Lake and Colorado Springs, and the hospice service who assisted Yiayia in her final days.
Funeral service was Monday, Feb. 27, at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, Price. Viewing was Sunday, Feb. 26. Trisagion Service was Sunday at Mitchell Funeral Home, Price. Interment, Price City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 688, Price, UT 84501.
May the weight of the earth that covers you be as light as the Aegean winds.
PRICE - Shirley Lue Starich Fausett, age 70, returned to her Father in Heaven on Feb. 23, 2006 in Price.
She was born Jan. 27, 1936 in Raines, to Dan and Louise Erickson Starich. She married Joseph Bud Fausett Nov. 5, 1954 in the Manti LDS Temple.
She loved jewelry, woodworking and she was very skilled at crocheting. Each of the family has something she lovingly crocheted with her heart and hands. Her favorite hobby however, was her grandchildren. When she was with them she and they seemed complete. Nothing interested her more than to know what they were doing and she shared it with everyone. As an active member of the LDS Church she served in numerous callings.
Shirley is survived by husband, Bud, of Price; children and their spouses, Danny Joe and Connie Fausett of Woodland Hills; Cindy Lue and Jan Goodrich of Orem; Debby Sue and Robert Farrer of La Palma, Calif.; Robin and Peter Jerich of Vacaville, Calif.; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Also survived by sister, Claudia and Jim Cox of Lehi. Preceded in death by parents.
Funeral service was Feb. 27 in the Price LDS Stake Center. Interment, Price City Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.
PRICE/GANS, Okla. - Twyla Jean McCoy, 63, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2006 at her home in Gans. Okla.
Twyla was born Oct. 11, 1942 in Webb City, Mo., to Maynard Thomas and Edith (Welch) Thomas. She married Paul McCoy July 26, 1968 in Grand Junction, Colo.
Mrs. McCoy was a homemaker and was of Cherokee descent. She enjoyed doing craft work, crocheting and her children and grandchildren. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her husband, Paul McCoy of Gans, Okla.; two daughters, Karen and Kevin Baker of Vian, Okla.; Theresa and Jim Hudgens of Sallisaw, Okla.; one son, Trevor and Randi McCoy of Sallisaw, Okla.; brothers, Loy and Thelma Thomas of Wellington; Harold and Kitty Thomas of Spanish Fork; Norman and Linda Thomas of Goshen; Larry Joe and Jackie Thomas of Price; three sisters, Cova and Charles Williams of Inola, Okla.; Norma Jean Barker of Richmond, Ky.; and Lois and Fred Hamilton of Eugene, Ore. She has 10 grandchildren, five granddaughters, five grandsons and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by parents; one sister, Arvelene Bryant; and three brothers, James Thomas, Milton (Micky) Thomas and Johnny Welch.
Funeral services for Twyla McCoy were at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 27, at the First Assembly of God in Sallisaw, Okla. Interment, Sallisaw City Cemetery under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw.