Miscellaneous Uintah County, Utah Obituaries


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Thomas Donald Graham

Thomas Donald Graham, age 77, passed away May 19, 2002 at the home of his daughter Sheila, surrounded by his family, having fought a courageous battle with cancer. Tom was born March 2, 1925 in Rock Springs, Wyo. to James William and Pearl Finch Graham. Tom was a resident of Southwest Wyoming and 10 years in Vernal, employed by Mountain Fuel Supply. He worked 35 years in the oil and gas industry and retired to pursue a life long passion for cowboying. He was an avid horseman. He served as town councilman, and water commissioner in Dixon, Wyo. where he last resided. He was a veteran of WWII. Tom was a member of the Leathermans Braiding Guild, Elks Club, American Prospectors Association and PRCA Old Timers Association. Tom was a master leather braidsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting and the outdoors. 
He is survived by his children, Sharon (Philip) Hardy of Vernal; Sandy (Bill) Kunkel of Vernal; Sheila Gonzales of Vernal; Tammie (Aaron) McCallister of Farson, Wyo.; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Lindsey, Rock Springs; Ruth (Matt) Anderson, Rock Springs; Francis (Allen) Taylor, Riverton, Wyo.; Hazel Graham, Lander, Wyo.; brothers, Buzz (Beverly) Graham, Rock Springs; Stanley Graham, Farmington, N.M. Tom is preceded in death by his parents James William and Pearl Finch Graham; brother, Joe Graham. Tom will be extremely missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Memorial services will be held June 1 at 1 p.m. at Lador Hall at Browns Park, Colo., under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. In lieu of flowers make donations to the Veterans Administration. 500 Foothill Blvd. Salt Lake City, UT 84108 in care of Steve Gish.

Carma Rae Karren Ross

Carma Rae Karren Ross, 44, formerly of Vernal, passed away on April 28, 2002 in Roff, Okla. She was born March 30, 1958 to John Karren and Donna Rose Hullinger. She married Charles Dean Ross on Feb. 6, 1975 in Vernal.
Carma liked to spend time outdoors camping. She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was active in the Pentecostal Holiness Church. She was employed as a custodian at Roff School, she later retired.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Ross, Roff; four children, Shelly Ann (Michael) Morrison, James Lee Ross, both of Roff, John Henry (Valerie) Ross of Hickory, Okla. and Cory Dean (Tara Ross of Norfolk, Va.; 12 brothers and sisters, Lyle (Wendy) Karren, Johnny Karren, Randy (Terri) Karren, Brenda (Randy) Gillis, Karen Evans and Cherly (Ron) Cannon, all of Vernal, Eddie (Marilyn) Evans of Rock Springs, Wyo., Larry Evans of Akron, Ohio, Kathy (Charles) Mitchell of Gusher, Rochell McClain of Nevada, Harriette (Sheldon) Ashdown of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, Kim (Mike) Carmean, Amarillo, Texas and many nieces and nephews.

Eva York Pope

Eva York Pope, age 98, Our loving, wonderful mother, grandmother and friend was released of her pain and suffering on May 16, 2002. Na-Na, as she was known to many people, joined her husband Wendell (Wen), daughter, Lorraine and son-in-law Al Higgins, two infant daughters, two grandchildren, her twin sister, Reva Richardson, seven brothers and sisters, parents and numerous friends in a much better place. We who remain will miss her very much, but we take comfort in the knowledge that she is at peace. Eva worked for 51 years for Ashton's before retiring in 1983. She made many friends through her work. Eva was born an identical twin on June 8, 1903 in Mona, to Elias and Elizabeth Ann Yates York. The family moved to Vernal when she was a young girl. She married John Wendell Pope in 1927 in Vernal. He preceded her in death in 1951. She is survived by a daughter, D'Ann (ArLlyn) Roberts; grandson, Gregg (Lynnette) Shipman; their daughters, Amanda, & Brooke (Alan) Mapes; Amber and Leisha; great-great-granddaughter, Tailor Rae Mapes; grandson, Jeff (Maryann) Shipman; their sons, Wes, Dan, Dee, Nick, Zack and Josh (Christin); and son Kayden Smith; grandson, Scott Higgins; his daughters, Heather and Ashley; and son, Mitch; granddaughter; Vicki (Kelly) McElvain; and their son, Patrick; grandson, Wayne (Robin) Roberts; their daughter, Rachael (Jeff) Carroll; sons, Remington and Raleigh; great-great-grandsons, Kayden and Korbin Carroll; grandson, Mark Roberts and family; granddaughters, Robyn (Wade) Robbins; Cathy Collins and family; Brenda McGael and family; many nieces and nephews; and great lifelong neighbors and friends.
Funeral services were held May 20 at Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with Jim Abegglen conducting.
Rod Richardson offered the family prayer. Daun DeJournette provided the prelude and postlude music. JoAnn Hardy read 23 Psalms. Jim Abegglen read the obituary. Jeff Shipman read the poem "What Is Mom." Daun DeJournette performed the musical numbers "What A Wonderful Mother of Mine" and "You'll Never Walk Alone." Scott Higgins was a speaker. Brooke and Tailor Mapes and Mandi Shipman said the Lords Prayer. Wayne Roberts dedicated the grave.

Bruce J. Bowen

Bruce J. Bowen "The Bish" After a long courageous battle, I decided to go with "J.C. and the Boys" on May 18, 2002. 
I was born Nov. 2, 1940 to Norma Ruby Hallett and Keith J. Bowen at Ft. Duchesne. I spent my childhood years growing up in Uintah County and served in the U.S. Army from 1959-1961. I chose truck driving for my career. "Every trucking company I drove for went bankrupt."
On April 22, 1989 I married my childhood sweetheart, Billie Nelson Miller. We had such fun together, traveling, fishing, hunting, Nevada trips, playing cards and most of all going junking. "You want it- I find it" was my motto.

Roselle E. Nay

Roselle Elnora Higgins Nay, 82, passed away May 16, 2001 at Ashley Valley Medical Center. She was born July 23, 1918 in Monroe, a daughter of John William and Hulda Elnora Peterson Higgins. Roselle married Samuel Charles Nay on July 10, 1939. He passed away on Sept. 30, 1985. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was a nursery leader for 30 years. She enjoyed crocheting, fishing and especially her grandchildren. 
She is survived by her children, Theron (Ilene) Nay, Centerfield; John Charles (Debbie) Nay, Provo; Sammy Donnell (Rita) Nay, Vernal; Arlene (Jay) Butler, Vernal; brothers and sisters, Delbert (Una) Higgins, Glenwood; Morris Higgins, Gunnison; Wallace Higgins, Monroe; Marlin (Dorothy) Higgins, Richfield; Ila Welden, Auora. 
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and sister, Genieve Shaw.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 19 in the Davis 3rd Ward Stake Center with Bishop Dan Howell conducting. 
Morris Higgins offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Virginia Higgins. 
Brownie Tomlinson gave the invocation and Bishop Howell read the obituary and eulogy. 
Speaker was Pat VanTassel with remarks offered by family members. 
Carol Jackson, accompanied by Teralene Slaugh, sang "Precious Lord Take My Hand;" and Teralene Slaugh played an organ medley of Primary songs. 
Clayton Slaugh gave the benediction and Marlin Higgins dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Ricky Nay, Jerry Allen Nay, Kelly Nay, Jacob Butler, Brandon Nay and Brian Wood. 
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services offered by the Davis 3rd Ward Relief Society. 

Leon M. Chamberlain

Leon Morris Chamberlain, 76, of Vernal, passed away May 16, 2001. He was born March 31, 1925 in Hasting, Minn., a son of Morris A. and Amy Peterson Chamberlain. He married Catherine Elstad Chamberlain on July 30, 1955 in Minneapolis, Minn. 
Leon was a soil scientist for the United States Forest Service. He was a member of the Kingsbury Community Church, a United States Army of World War II veteran, and a member of the American Legion. 
He was a member of Rotary International, a member of Uintah Basin Archaeology Chapter of Utah State Archaeology, and a past member of Kiwanis. 
Survivors include his wife, Catherine, of Vernal; son, Pete (Connie) Chamberlain, Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter, Diane Chamberlain (Scott) Elmer, Houston, Texas; brother, Harold Chamberlain; sister, Ruth (Al) Schroeder, Minneapolis, Minn.; four grandchildren, Missy, Don, Jessica and Becky. 
He is preceded in death by son, Scott. 
Funeral services were held May 21 in the Kingsbury Community Church with Reverend David K. Popham officiating. 
Elizabeth Goode played prelude and postlude music. 
The congregation sang "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel," and "Morning Has Broken."
Speaker was Donna Trotter with remarks offered by those gathered. 
Reverend Popham read the eulogy and offered the prayer of commendation.
Pallbearers were Pete Chamberlain, Scott Elmer, Max Stewart, Don Chamberlain, John Shimmin and Stewart Mair. 
Interment was in the Rockpoint Cemetery with military honors provided by the American Legion. 
Services were under the direction of the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Uintah Search and Rescue.

Edna 'Ruth' Hamann

Edna "Ruth" Hamann, 70, passed away May 18, 2001 in her home in Vernal. She was born Sept. 27, 1930 in Salt Lake City a daughter of Thomas H. and Nettie May Pitts Kendrick. She married Louis Otto "Ott" Hamann, Elko, Nev.
Ruth was an accountant for U of U Medical Center. She was an active member at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Ruth was a Ladies Of Elks lodge 85 of Salt Lake City. Ruth volunteered and was a former president of Ashley Valley Medical Hospital Pink Ladies, she also volunteered as a guardian ad litum for CASA. 
Ruth was a very loving person who gave of herself to everyone who knew her. She was a very strong-willed person and always had a positive outlook on life. Ruth battled colon cancer and won. She always looked for the good in everything and was an inspiration to us all. 
She is survived by her husband, Ott, daughters, Lee (Frank) Schiffel, Columbia, Mo.; Jenny Ann (Guy) Blatnick, Salt Lake City; son, Clay (Beth) Hamann, Vernal; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brother and sisters, Rose Stam, Salt Lake City; Ted (Mickey) Kendrick, Shelley, Idaho; Carol (Paul) Milligan, Gallup, N.M.; and Ramona Williams, Portland, Ore.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Millie Hammer; and son, Rex Hamann. 
Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 12 noon in the Rock Point Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary before going to the cemetery. 
Following services, a reception will be held at the Ashley Maeser Chapel, 2575 N. 1500 W.
Services are under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

Carolyn Garrison

Carolyn McConkie Garrison, 59, devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend, passed away May 17, 2001 at her home in Vernal. She was born Jan. 20, 1942 in Vernal, a daughter of Lynn and Beulah McConkie. She married Lonnie Crawford Garrison, May 31, 1984 in Vernal. 
Carolyn worked for Mountain Bell as a telephone operator. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved her family and people, and had a love for life. Carolyn loved fishing, hunting, singing and dancing, and in her younger years, she loved to play sports. She made a lot of baby quilts, clothing and knitted booties for many people in the Vernal area. She loved to collect angels and send them to her daughter. 
She is survived by her husband, Lonnie; daughter, Teressa Ann McConkie (Steve) Palmer, Salt Lake City; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; mother, Beulan Marion Duvall McConkie, Vernal; brothers, Larry (Dorene) McConkie, Salt Lake City; Gene (Pat) McConkie, Roosevelt; Doug McConkie, Vernal; Terry (Maxine) McConkie, Vernal. 
Funeral services were held Monday, May 21 in the Maeser Stake Center with Bishop Richard K. Jolley conducting. 
James Lee Jenkins offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Lynette Simmons. 
Dan Labrum gave the invocation and Bishop Jolley read the obituary. 
Speakers were Ronald Robb and Dan Turner. 
A quartet sang "Sometime We'll Understand;" LaDee Christensen sang "In The Garden;" and Gayle Nelson and Christine Montgomery, accompanied by Cathy Feltch, sang "Amazing Grace."
Travis McConkie and Tara McConkie offered tributes and Jackie Jenkins read a poem.
Lorin Merkley gave the benediction and Clayton McConkie dedicated the grave. 
Pallbearers were Terry Lynn McConkie, Eugene McConkie, Douglas McConkie, Larry J. McConkie, Steve Palmer and Travis Ivie. 
Interment was in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 

Edith Bell Winn

Funeral services for Edith Bell Hodgkinson Winn, born Dec. 15, 1910 and died May 14, 2001, were held Friday, May 18 in the Naples 2nd Ward Chapel with Bishop David Christensen conducting. 
Ray Winn, son, offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Norine Merrell, friend. 
Carolyn Winn, daughter-in-law, gave the invocation and Bishop Christensen gave the eulogy. 
Speakers were George Long, friend, and Jeff Merrell, grandson. 
Wendy Mathis, sang "Just A'wearying For You;" Verdin Goodrich and Norman Haslem, sang "End of a Perfect Day;" and Annette Hatch, accompanied by Laura Hacking, sang "How Great Thou Art."
David Winn, grandson, gave the benediction and Terry Merrell, grandson, dedicated the grave. 
Pallbearers were Brandon Merrell, Anthony Lee, Terry Merrell, Justin Merrell, Daryl Wilson and Dan Merrell. 
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services offered by the Naples 2nd Ward Relief Society.
Correction to obit: Edith was also preceded in death by a grandson, Micheal Lee Hayes.

Teddy Corless

Funeral services for Teddy "Ted" Joe Corless, born April 14, 1940 and died May 15, 2001, were held Saturday, May 19 in the Maeser Stake Center with Bishop Dana O'Crowley conducting. 
Clyde Woods offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Melanie Brunson. 
Harvey Padget gave the invocation. 
Speakers were LaGrand Bair, Tobin Roberts, Clifton Corless and Bishop Dana O'Crowley. 
Allen Kunzler, sang "Nearer, My God To Thee:' Larry and Dorine Allred sang "I Know That My Redeemer Lives," and "How Great Thou Art."
Deloy Gardiner gave the benediction and Todd Roberts dedicated the grave. 
Pallbearers were TJ Romane, Troy Robert, Travis Roberts, Devin Romane, Todd Roberts and Tobin Roberts. 
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services offered by the Maeser 4th Ward Relief Society. 

Vern F. Batty

Vern Ford Batty, 75, passed away May 17, 2000 at his home in Vernal. He was born Nov. 1, 1924 in Vernal, a son of Daniel and Bessie Ford Batty. He married Maureen Ostberg on Sept. 8, 1947 then later divorced. He married Elaine Allred on July 10, 1970 then later divorced. 
Vern served in World War II in the United States Navy and USS Apache. He was a mechanic and worked on diesel and heavy equipment. All of his life he was a rancher. He was an active member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion. He proudly volunteered services in the A.A. and NA programs for 13 years. 
Vern enjoyed his family, fishing trips and the great outdoors. He worked for Dowell Chemical, Kate Equipment, Continental Trailways and also Basin Machine. He went into American Gilsonite. 
He was loved and respected by all that knew him. He also enjoyed when he traveled in the winter to Why, Ariz., and he especially enjoyed the friends he made while in Why.
He is survived by children, Dana (Jack) Cumberledge, Verna Sue Batty, Brad Batty, David Batty, Brent Batty and DeAnn Hacking, 20 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren, brother, Neal Batty, two sisters, Marie (Don) Wardle, Nola (Karl) Kendal. 
He was preceeded in death by his beloved father and mother, Daniel and Bessie Ford Batty; his brother, Rex Batty, and also precious infant son, two loved infant grandsons. 
Special thanks to Hospice of the Basin, Jan, Sandy, Corey and Susan. Thank you to Ashley Valley Medical Center and Tina Cumberledge, RN and granddaughter. 
Funeral services were held Monday, May 22, in the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park with military honors from the American Legion under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

Steven Lamb

Steven Byrrell Lamb, 42, of Ballard, died May 18, 2000. He was born December 17, 1957 in Roosevelt to Byrrell B. and Colleen Moore Lamb.
He married Arlene Caldwell June 15, 1980 in Carson City, Nev.
Steven was one who enjoyed working and being in the outdoors. As a youth he enjoyed going to Lapoint and developed fond memories of the farm and his grandmother. He played basketball, baseball and football at Union High School and he always enjoyed watching his boys play ball.
He liked to hunt and fish. He loved his kids and was proud of them and their accomplishments.
He was employed in the oil field for Medallion Exploration the last 12 years. He enjoyed his home and working and puttering around the house.
Steven was loved by everyone who knew him. He enjoyed being with his friends and had a story for everything. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene of Ballard, sons, Nathan and wife, Shaynna Lamb, Roosevelt; Tyler Lamb, Derek Lamb, and Cache Lamb, all of Ballard; and he especially loved and was proud of his grandson, Carson Lamb. He is also survived by father, Byrrell & Penny Lamb, Vernal; mother, Colleen & Russel Taylor, St. George; grandmother, Velda Young, Texas; brothers and sisters, Teresa & Wade Workman, Linden; Debbie & Kent LeFevre, St. George; Cherlyn & Jeff Liechty, Springville; Kathy Dawn McKean, Leeds; Brad & Melissa Lamb, Washington, Utah; stepbrother, Phil "Dub" & Kristin Hatch, Pleasant Grove; stepsisters, Kelli & Anthony Flores, Pleasant Grove; Katie & Dave Booth, Heber City; and additional step brothers and sisters, nephews and nieces. 
Funeral services were held Monday, May 22, 11 a.m., at the Roosevelt LDS Stake Center.
Burial was in the Lapoint Cemetery under the direction of Hullinger-Olpin Mortuary.

Lonnie Alford Jr.

Funeral services for Lonnie Erwin Alford Jr., born March 18, 1932 and died May 13, 2000, were held Friday, May 19 in the Ashley Lodge No. 28 F. & A.M. with Worshipful Master Clayton Hatch officiating.
Masonic funeral rites were conducted by the Ashley Lodge No. 28 F. & A.M.
Denice Allen sang "Old Rugged Cross," and "Somewhere My Love."
Pallbearers were all members of Ashley Lodge No. 28 and free and accepted Masons of Utah.
Military honors were presented by the American Legion. 
Interment was in the Maeser-Fairview Cemetery.

Edna H. Sundquist

Edna Hatch Sundquist passed away May 6, 2000 at the Heritage Convalescent Home in American Fork following a battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 3, 1904 to Anna Elizabeth and Alva Alexander Hatch, Jr. in Mercur, Utah. She was 95 years old.
She married Emil Gunner Sundquist on 23 June 1920 in Provo, Utah. They moved to Vernal in 1928. He died 27 June 1956.
She was a great homemaker and had many hobbies. She raised canaries each year and sometimes had as many as 80 canaries at one time. She also raised beautiful flowers, enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and quilting. She will be remembered for the beautiful quilts, sweaters and other things that she made for her children and grandchildren.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and served as registrar for new members.
She moved back to Provo, Utah in 1979 to be closer to her children. Later on, because of poor health, she lived with her daughter but as her health declined it was necessary for her to move to the nursing home.
She is survived by three sons and one daughter: Hatch (Donna), Casper, Wyoming; Eugene (Jeannie), Orem, Utah; Kayle (Kate), Lakeside, Arizona; and Joyce S. Loutensock (Albert), Magna, Utah. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 24 great-great grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Glenn Amil; a granddaughter, Barbara Anne S. Jones; and a great grandson, Brad Sundquist.
Graveside services were held May 10 and burial was at the Vernal Cemetary.

C. Ramon Luekenga

Charles Ramon Luekenga, 71, passed away May 22, 2000 in Salt Lake City.
Ramon was born to Peter Friedrick Ernst Luekenga and Clara Nell Nichols. He graduated from Nampa High School in 1946 and attended Brigham Young University. Ramon married Mitzy Marie Morton on Nov. 10, 1955 in Boise, Idaho. 
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ramon enoyed all sports, either as a spectator or as a participant. His talent of singing and drama allowed him to perform in the theater. He was a loving compaasionate person who centered his life around family and friends. he met other people's needs by sharing his pleasing personality or with generosity. 
Ramon is survived by his wife, Mitzy Marie Morton, St. Anthony, Idaho; son, Brock (Carrie) Luekenga, West Valley City; and daughter, Nicole (Todd) Hazelbaker, Dillon, Mont. He is also survived by his brother, Robert (Irene) Luekenga, Boise, Idaho; grandchildren, Lacey, Kyle and Chelsey Luekenga, West Valley City, and Devin Dalton, Dillon; and mother-in-law, Florence Morton, St. Anthony. 
Ramon was preceded in death by his parents and his three brothers, Ray, Ross and Howard.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 27, at 2 p.m. in the Stake Center in St. Anthony. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 12:30 at the Stake Center; and the family will have a special family viewing from 12:30 until 1:45 p.m. 
Interment will be in the Wilford Cemetery, Wilford, Idaho, under the direction of Valley View Funeral Home, West Valley City.

Donna Peterson

Donna Luck Peterson, 56, of Neola, passed away at home Friday, May 12, 2000. 
She was born June 8, 1943 in Vernal, to Johnnie Benjamin and Vera Herbert Luck. 
She married Gordon C. Peterson July 24, 1972 in Elko, Nev.
Donna loved the outdoors, especially the Book Cliffs. She was an avid hunter, fisherwoman, camper and archer. She truly loved her grandkids and will be dearly missed. 
Donna is survived by her husband, Gordon; daughters and their spouses, Ginger and Fred Priebe, Raleen and Brian Gines, all of Neola; five grandchildren, Alissa Priebe, Jaden Priebe, Jaicey Gines, Kassidy Gines and Courtney Gines; two sisters, Connie (Willard) Hahn, Bozeman, Mont., Judy (Shris) Anderson, Vernal; and one brother, Sam Luck, Vernal.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Ben and Vera Herbert Luck; brother, Arvel "Jake" Luck; and sister, Shirley Paxton. 
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 16 at the Neola LDS Chapel with Bishop Shane Gardner officiating. 
Brian Gines offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Coleen Wilkerson. 
Marilyn Hinckley gave the invocation and Bernice Van Tassell offered the eulogy. 
The congregation sang "O My Father," and "Abide With Me;" Dorothy Luck sang "Blue Eyes Cryin In The Rain;" and Jessica Hirschi sang "Mother's Prayer."
Speakers were Raleen Gines, John Nebeker and Judy Anderson. 
Bishop Shane Gardner offered remarks, Shris Anderson gave the benediction and Brian Gines dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Brian Gines, Dee Peterson, Michael Luck, Fred Priebe, Ryan Peterson and Rod Elder.
Interment was in the Neola Cemetery under the direction of Hullinger-Olpin Mortuary. 

Allen R. Merkley

Funeral services for Allen Reynolds Merkley, born April 14, 1942 and died May 10, 2000, were held Saturday, May 13, in Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 
Dwight Merkley, brother, offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Laura Hacking. 
Amanda Merkley, daughter-in-law, gave the invocation. 
Michael Merkley, son, was the speaker. 
Denice Allen sang "Wind Beneath My Wings;" and Daun DeJournette sang "Spring Time in the Rockies."
Dean Merkley, uncle, read a poem in tribute.
Michael Merkley, son, gave the benediction and Chade Merkley, son, dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Chad Merkley, Dwight Merkley, Christopher Allen, Michael Merkley, Ralph Allen and Brent Holding. 
Honorary pallbearer was Steven Merkley.
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services offered by the Vernal 3rd Ward Relief Society.

J. Larry Bradfield

Funeral services for John Larry Bradfield, born March 16, 1939 and died May 14, 2000, were held Saturday, May 20 in the Hullinger-Jolley Funeral Home with Sheral Goodrich officiating.
Justin Bradfield offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Lorraine Wilson. 
Sheral Goodrich gave the invocation and remarks.
Speakers were Justin Bradfield and Marty Walker.
Penny Batty, accompanied by Lorraine Wilson, sang "Where Can I Turn For Peace;" Wendy Long, guitar, and Julie Gudmunsen, oboe, played "Memories;" and Cheryl Nelson sang "Autumn Leaves."
Derek Bradfield gave the benediction, Doris Bradfield offered remarks at the grave and Randy Wageman dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Derek Bradfield, Delbert James Bradfield, Randy Wageman, Justin Bradfield, Kevin Wageman and Doug Gourdin. 
Honorary pallbearer was Chad Nelson. 
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park with full military honors given by the American Legion under the direction of Hullinger-Jolley Funeral Home.

Brynn R. Caswell

Brynn Robyn Carter Caswell, 50, daughter of former Vernal resident, Robert L. Carter, passed away May 5, 2000 after a long difficult fight with asthma and diabetes. She was welcomed home by her mother and grandparents. 
Brynn was faithful in the LDS faith. She graduated from Richard Sims Elementary School and Central High School. She was an accomplished artist and earned an associate of arts degree at Glendale Community College. 
She worked 21 years for Farmers Insurance Co. Brynn loved flowers and grew a yard full of beautiful flowers. She also loved animals and had three dogs and a kitten. 
The great outdoors stirred a mystical place in her heart. She loved to go camping and visit ancient Indian ruins. Brynn often felt she could hear the ancient ones. 
She is survived by her husband, Robert (Bob) Carter; step-mother, Margaret V. Carter; three sisters, Linda and Holly, of Salt Lake City, and Wendy, of Phoenix. 
She was loved by all who knew her. At her funeral, a large number of people joined in an honorary dance to celebrate her life and to bid her farewell.
Her earthly body is buried next to her grandmother, Nellie Fletcher, and her mother, Joyce Carter, in the Greenwood Lawn Cemetery, 2300 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, Ariz. 
Cards may be sent to Robert L. Carter, P.O. Box 20878, Mesa, Ariz., 85277-0878

Max B. Woolley

Funeral services for Max B. Woolley, born Nov. 25, 1930 and died May 12, 2000, were held Tuesday, May 16 in the Vernal 3rd LDS Ward Chapel with Bishop Joseph Richards conducting. 
Brett Barnes, grandson, offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Laura Hacking, friend.
Keith Hartle, brother-in-law, gave the invocation with remarks offered by Bishop Joseph Richards. 
Speakers were Doris Burton, friend, and Bud Barnes, son-in-law.
Denice Allen, friend, sang "Wind Beneath My Wings," and "How Great Thou Art."
Gene Nyberg, brother-in-law, gave the benediction and Jerry Pope, friend, dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Howard Woolley, Jason Woolley, Russell Barnes, Bart Woolley, Brett Barnes and Earl Woolley. 
Honorary pallbearers were Vernal City/Uintah County Firemen.
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services offered by Don Anderson, Robert Williams, Jerry and Connie Pope and the Vernal 3rd Ward Relief Society.

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