WELLINGTON - Sammy J. Raby, age 81, passed away peacefully Aug. 26, 2006 in Salt Lake City.
He was born March 9, 1925 in Payette, Idaho, to Samuel J. and Pansy Allen Raby. Married Begona Rosie Eiguren Aug. 27, 1950 in Boise, Idaho, at St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Sam was a member of the U.S. Navy Amphibious Corps during World War II. After serving in the Navy, he broke horses for the U.S. Army and rode saddle bronc in rodeos.
He worked for Morrison Knudsen for several years and was a member of Operating Engineers Local 370. In 1961, he went to work for the U.S. Forest Service in Boise, Idaho. He was transferred to Price in 1966 and was a heavy equipment mechanic on the Manti-LaSal National Forest. He retired from the forest service in 1985 and took up ranching full time.
Sam's greatest joy in life, besides his family, was his Hereford cattle. He won numerous awards for his outstanding animals. Sam took his Herefords to shows across Utah and Nevada and is well respected in the cattle business. He served as president of the Eastern Utah Cattlemen's Association, was a member of the Utah and American Hereford Associations and Emery County Hereford Association. He served on the board of directors and was an inspector for the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service. He was a 4-H leader for 16 years for the Carbon Junior Livestock Club. His dedication in helping the 4-H youth succeed was rewarded by their many accomplishments.
He leaves behind his wife, Begona "Bea" of 56 years; son, Sam Raby. Bluffdale; daughters, Kaylene (Dennis) Pearson, Huntington; Gaylene (Gary) Nelson, Helper; eight grandchildren, Travis and Dolan Raby; Kelly Brinkerhoff; Chandler and Meagan Pearson; Aric, Ashley and Tyler Nelson; five step-grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four sisters and one brother. Preceded in death by parents; and infant son, Joseph.
Sam will be dearly missed by his family and many longtime friends.
Funeral service Friday, Sept. 1, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 E. Main, Price. Vigil service Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at Mitchell's. Family will be at Mitchell's Thursday and Friday one hour prior to services. Military honors, Cliffview Cemetery, Price.
HELPER - Ernestine Bueno, age 76, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 25, 2006 while surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Aug. 22, 1930 in Center, Colo., to Esau and Mary O'Cana Sanchez. She lived in the small farming community of Center until the age of 17. Ernestine attended La Puente Bible College in Bakersfield, Calif. After Bible college, she returned to Center to help in the small church. Meanwhile, her parents and siblings relocated to Kenilworth. Her father worked in the coal mines. She soon relocated to Kenilworth as well. While living in Utah, she met and married her husband, Tony, in 1949.
In 1950, her parents and younger brothers and sisters moved to Pueblo, Colo., because her father accepted a job in the steel mill there. She always said the year 1950 was the happiest and saddest time of her life. Happy because she had her firstborn; sad because her family had moved.
She was happy to raise her family in Utah. Her husband, Tony, always made sure she spent two to three weeks out of every year visiting her family in Pueblo.
She was always proud of her three children, Anthony, Lena and Helen. She was especially proud of her four grandchildren, Anthony, Melissa, Louis and Natalie. Ernestine loved bragging about the grandkids. If the grandchildren received any special awards or made any special accomplishments in school she would make sure she would get the newspapers clipping, make copies, and send them off to her family in Pueblo, Colo. She always would say, "My great-grandchildren are not cute, they are beautiful."
She loved traveling to Pueblo, Colo., to visit with her sisters. She also liked taking an occasional trip to Wendover and Las Vegas, Nev. She loved listening to Elvis Presley's gospel hymns. She liked collecting panda bear memorabilia and she enjoyed watching country music videos.
She will be dearly missed by her family.
Survived by three children, Anthony (Patsy) Bueno, Helper; Lena Bueno, Price; Helen (Louie) Tonc, Spring Glen; four grandchildren, Anthony (Kari) Bueno, Salt Lake City; Melissa (Dan) Hamilton, Price; Louis Tonc, Natalie Tonc, both of Spring Glen; six great-grandchildren, Christopher, Cooper, Sydney, Alyssa, Jayden, and Emilyann; and sisters, Eva (Eliseo) Vallejos, Alice (Joe) Alires, Hazel Espinoza, Elizabeth Vera, all of Colorado; Melva Renteria, California. Preceded in death by husband, Tony; parents; brothers, Albert, Saqueo and Nick Sanchez; sister, Charlotte Marquez; and two infant brothers.
Funeral services Tuesday, Aug. 29, 10:30 a.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Tuesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper.
CARBONVILLE - Richard T. Edwards, age 65, passed away Aug. 27, 2006 while doing what he loved, golfing and walking with his companion and best friend, Jan.
He was born May 30, 1941 in Standardville to Edward and Ada Mary Cornish Edwards.
Longtime resident of Carbon County and graduate of Carbon High School.
Richard honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam.
He was a dedicated employee of Utah Power & Light, where he retired from in 1995.
He loved golfing, fishing hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survived by companion and best friend, Jan Marchello, Carbonville; father, Edward Edwards, Carbonville; daughter, Cindi Edwards Curry and husband, Clay Iorg, both of South Jordan; five grandchildren, Mark, Trinity, Danielle, Landon and Katelyn; two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Marky.Preceded in death by mother and granddaughter, Tiffany Rae Kerby.
Memorial graveside, Thursday Aug. 31, 11 a.m., Price city cemetery, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.
HELPER - Mili (Millie) Mary Tomsic Pozun Husband, age 87, passed away peacefully at her home on Aug. 25, 2006.
She was born Nov. 3, 1918 in Yankee, N.M., to Frank M. and Julia Papez Tomsic.
Survived by sons, Thomas (Sherry) Pozun of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Dennis (Debbi) Pozun of Las Vegas, Nev.; brother, Frank Tomsic Jr.; sisters, Virginia Tasker, Alice Magann, all of Helper; four grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, one sister and two brothers.
At Mili's request, there will be no funeral service. A private family memorial will be at a later date.