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Charles 'Ed' Rupe

Charles "Ed" Rupe, 77, passed away July 24, 2000 in Wichita Veterans Administration Care Center in Wichita, Kansas. He was born Sept. 26, 1922 in Panama, Okla., a son of Henry Walter and Gillie Clementine Robinson Rupe. Ed worked in the oilfield where he was owner of CE Rupe Construction. He was a former member of the First Baptist Church in Vernal, member of the Vernal Elks Lodge and a lifetime member of the Grand Junction, Colo., VFW. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served his country during the Korean Conflict. 
He enjoyed doing carpentry and was everyone's handyman. He loved to fish and bowl, but playing the mouth harp and poetry were his pastimes and pleasures.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, William Ara Rupe; sister, Margaret Sue Rupe; and stepson, Donald E. Joseph.
He is survived by his children, Chloe E. (Robert) Parry, Salt Lake City; Barton Douglas (Leslie) Alexander, Great Falls, Mont.; Chir Minier, Waynesville, Mo; Carmen K. (Gary) Workman, Vernal; stepchildren, Ruth Hord, Flaming Gorge; Allen D. (Bobbie) Joseph, Lakewood, Colo.; Roy A. (Linda) Joseph, Grand Junction, Colo.; Larry L. (Gail) Joseph, Vernal; brothers, Emory Jay "Steve" Rupe, Vernal; Vernon Junior Rupe and Leslie Holland Rupe, both of Wichita; one sister, Ethel Aylene Rupe, Wichita; 19 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held July 29, at 11 a.m. in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. prior to going to the graveside. 
Burial will be at the Maeser Fairview Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 

Ronnie L. Lewis

Ronnie Lee Lewis, 59, passed away July 17 at Kesilof, Alaska. He suffered a heart attack while on his commercial fishing boat. 
He was born August 21, 1940 in Vernal, to Lilly Margaret Harrison Lewis. He graduated from Uintah High School in 1957 and served in the United States Navy. While in the Navy, he trained for the U.S. Olympics in wrestling. 
Ronnie was a friend to everyone he met. He loved life and hard work. He had a ranch in Weiser, Idaho and he fished commercially during the summer at Kesilor and surrounding area. 
He leaves behind a daughter, Ronda, stepchildren, Kenneth, Bimbo, Butch, Lisa and Rusty; grandchildren, Tiffany and Brittany; a sister, Nila Jean Lewis, Orem; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. 
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lilly Margaret Lewis and stepfather, Clifford George Wilson. 
A celebration of life will be held in Keselof, Alaska. At Ronnie's request, he was cremated and his remains will be scattered over Cook's inlet in Alaska. 
Ronnie was a wonderful dad and grandpa to his family. He was never without a joke and had a way of making everyone around him feel welcome. His entire family will miss his happy and generous spirit and wonderful smile.

Enid Murray

Enid Goodrich Murray, 70, passed away at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, on July 23, 2000 from cancer. She was born May 6, 1930 in Vernal, a daughter of Wallace and Dezzie Roberts Goodrich. Enid married Philip J. Murray on August 3, 1948 in Vernal. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She is a member of the LDS Church and served in many positions: librarian, Primary presidency, Relief Society presidency and visiting teacher. She was a dedicated visiting and home teacher. 
She is survived by her husband, Philip; daughter, Cheryl (Lynn) Shuman, Phoenix, Ariz.; sons, Michael (Carrie) J. Murray, Vernal; Bradley (Cynthia) L. Murray, Vernal; brother, Blaine (Shirley) Goodrich, Salt Lake City; sisters, Lila (Faron) Wilkins, Vernal; Marvel Clayton, Bountiful; grandchildren, Alan (Jennifer) Murray, Meridian, Idaho; Libbi (David) Green, Vernal; Cole Murray, Jamie (Brett) Haslem, Vernal; Paige Murray, Blake Murray; two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Jake, all of Vernal. 
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 26 at 11 a.m. in the Vernal 2nd and 4th LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary and one hour prior to the services at the chapel. 
Burial will be in the Jensen Cemetery under the direction of Thomson Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 

Mable Shaffer

Funeral services for Mable Shaffer, 86, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Church of Christ (Second Street) in Casper, Wyo., by the Reverend Brain Lombardi. Interment will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. 
She died July 19, 2000 at Poplar Living Center. 
Mable was born Oct. 16, 1913 in Vernal, the daughter of Henry James and Mary Lavina (Burgess) Burton, and graduated from Uintah County High School. 
She married Newell Waldo Shaffer on August 25, 1937 in Vernal. They moved to Texas in 1949 and returned to Utah in 1952. In 1954 they moved to Casper, where she was employed as housing and apartment manager for John Scott at Scott Hill Housing for 35 years until she retired in 1990. 
Her interests included crocheting, knitting, ice skating, dancing and horses. Her specialty was crocheting rugs. She loved all flowers, especially roses, sego lilies and wildflowers. 
She is survived by one daughter, Lou Ann Cooper, Alberton, Mont.; three sons, Alden Shaffer, Rock Springs, Wyo.; James Shaffer and Dan Shaffer, both of Casper; 12 grandchildren; and 21 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alden Shaffer; her second husband, Newell Shaffer in 1993; two brothers, Lawrence Burton and LeRoy Burton; and her parents.
Memorials to Alzheimer's Affiliation of Wyoming would be appreciated by the family and may be sent to 112 South Beach, Casper, Wyo 82601 or left at Bustard's Funeral Home and Crematory, which is in charge of arrangements.

Louise Weeks Newbury

Louise Weeks Newby, 76, our beloved mother and grandmother, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2000 at her home in Scottsdale, Ariz., from complications following back surgery. She was born March 28, 1924 in Vernal, to Otis Heber Weeks and Jennie Noel Weeks, the second of six children. She grew up in Vernal where she met her husband who was a medical student at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She married Burns G. Newby, August 31, 1945 in the Salt Lake Temple. She worked as a receptionist and secretary for medical doctors and as a medical laboratory assistant until her husband finished his residency at Holy Cross Hospital in Salt Lake City. Dr. Newby then studied at the Kansas City Medical Center in Missouri to complete a specialization in plastic surgery. Upon graduation, the couple moved to the greater Detroit, Mich., area where he established a successful practice in plastic surgery until his death August 28, 1986. 
One of her significant accomplishments other than being a wife and mother was spearheading for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints the micro-filming of all of the vital historical records of Wayne County, Mich., for the genealogical department of the church. She was well read and traveled with her husband and children to many interesting places throughout the world. 
She is survived by her children, Lawrence Newby, Syracuse; Vicki Newby Johansson, Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Susan (Kahmdon) Gerner, Shanondoah, Iowa; and nine grandchildren. Also surviving is her mother, Jennie N. Weeks, Salt Lake City and two sisters, Jennis (Ted) Salisbury, Orem and Alta Rae (Lloyd) Winward of Vernal. 
She was preceded in death by her husband; father; a sister, Nola Mae Steele; and two brothers, Otis Newby Jr., and Noel E. Weeks. 
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 22 in the Larkin Mortuary in Salt Lake City with Lloyd Winward, brother-in-law, officiating.
Joseph Newby, nephew, offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Jan Clayton. 
Calvin Newby, nephew, gave the invocation and Jennis Salisbury, sister, offered a tribute. 
The congregation sang "Each Life That Touches Ours For Good," "Carry On," and "Press Forward, Saints."
Linda Skeen, niece, read a poem and Lloyd Winward, nephew, offered remarks. 
Lisa Winward, niece, offered the benediction and Kahmdon Gerner, son-in law, dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Larry Newby, son, Loney Mickelsen, friend, Paul Weeks, nephew, Joseph Newby, nephew, Calvin Newby, nephew and Lloyd Winward, nephew.
Interment was in the Salt Lake City Cemetery under the direction of Larkin Mortuary. 

Marian Estep

A memorial service for Marian "Sis" Estep, born June 20, 1947 and died July 20, 2000, was held Thursday, July 20, in the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with Mitch Blackburn conducting.
Jan Roberts gave the invocation with prelude and postlude music played by Karel Dickson. 
LaDee Christensen, accompanied by Karel Dickson, sang "In The Garden" and "Wings of a Dove."
Speaker was Jan Roberts. 
Mitch Blackburn gave the benediction.

Boyd Bascom

Funeral services for Boyd Bascom, born April 14, 1929 and died July 15, 2000, were held Tuesday, July 18 in the Jensen Ward Chapel with Bishop H.A. Warren conducting. 
Mark Bascom offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Jean Murray. 
Max Murray gave the invocation with remarks and obituary offered by Bishop Warren.
Kay Hunting, accompanied by Daun DeJournette, sang "Ol' Shep;" and Pat Conn, accompanied by Donald Schurz, played "Daddy's Hands" and "Go Rest High On That Mountain."
Speaker was Tom Murray.
Gene Weeks gave the benediction and Blaine Murray dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were sons, Kenny Bascom, Brent Bascom, Bob Vanderbusse, Dennis Bascom, Mark Bascom and Charlie Hagman.
Interment was in the Jensen Cemetery under the direction of Thomson Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services offered by the Jensen Relief Society.

Dell C. Jacobsen

Dell Charles Jacobsen, 82, passed away July 23, 2000 at Ashley Valley Medical Center. He was born Jan. 8, 1918 in Vernal, a son of Orson Ludvig and Arvilla Allred Jacobsen. He married Wanda Murray Jacobsen on March 24, 1940 in Vernal. 
Dell was a truck driver, road grader operator and a lifetime member of the American Legion. He was head umpire for youth baseball and instrumental in bringing youth baseball to the Vernal area. He was a veteran of WWII serving with the U.S. Navy in the Solomon Islands. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, baseball and any sport he could watch on TV.
He is survived by his children, Douglas L. (Nedene) Jacobsen, St. Louis, Mo.; and Rex D. (Billie) Jacobsen, Vernal; nine grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Wanda; three brothers and two sisters. 
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 27 at 1 p.m. Friends may call Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to services. 
Burial will be in the Vernal Memorial Park with military services by the American Legion under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 

Lorin C. Hacking

Lorin Clive Hacking, 71, passed away July 31, 2001 at his home in Vernal. He was born Nov. 29, 1929 in Vernal, a son of Iowa Clive and Lucy Smith Hacking. He married his sweetheart, Iris Rae Swain on Feb. 4, 1948 in Salt Lake City. 
Lorin worked as a lineman for Utah Power and Light. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At the time of his death, he was serving as 1st Counselor in the Glines Care Center Branch Presidency. 
Lorin was a member of the Jeep Posse for many years. He and his wife were counselors in the Indian Placement program. He was also an active part of the scouting organization. He and his wife established the Vernal Dry Pack Cannery. 
He has been a faithful temple worker since the temple opened. He was gentle and a very kind man. He will be missed and is loved by all. 
Lorin is survived by his wife of 53 years, Iris Rae Hacking; daughter, Ann Poff, Salt Lake City; son, Cole (DeAnn) Clive Hacking, Vernal; grandchildren, Jessie Poff, Aaron Poff, Amy Poff, Cassie Poff, John Poff, Lela Hacking, Thayne Hacking, Tanille Hacking, Travis Hacking; and great granddaughter, Gracy Hacking. 
Funeral services will be Friday, August 3 at 11 a.m. in the Maeser Stake Center, 1500 West 2575 North. Friends may call at Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Friday at the chapel one hour prior to the service. 
Burial will be in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 

Erma Merrell

Erma Nickell Merrell, 72, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, neighbor and friend, passed away July 31, 2001 at Ashley Valley Medical Center. Erma was born April 15, 1929 in Vernal, a daughter of James Chilton and Ida May Williams Nickell. She married her sweetheart, Boyd Merrell, on Dec. 24, 1948 in Vernal. 
Erma worked as a secretary for the USU Extension. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in the MIA, and as a visiting teacher. She loved music and was an excellent cook. Erma was famous for her delicious pies. 
She loved her grandchildren - they were her life. She will be greatly loved and missed by all who knew her. 
She is survived by her husband, Boyd; son, Reid (Robin) Merrell; daughter, Marquita (Doug) Hammond, all of Vernal; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sisters, Verda McKee, Lorna Holmes and Lela Christian; and one brother, Glenn Nickell. 
She was preceded in death by her grandson, Jonathan Merrell; sisters and brothers, Elda Nash, Clifton Nickell, Dallis Nickell and Marva Merrell. 
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 3 at 10 a.m. in the Naples 1st Ward Chapel. Friends may call at Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and at the chapel one hour prior to the services. 
Burial will be in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

Nathan Jones

Funeral services for Nathan Jones, born Sept. 15, 1915 and died July 18, 2001, were held Monday, July 23 in the Maeser 4th Ward Chapel with Scott Ruppe conducting.
Richard N. Jones (son) offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Daun DeJournette.
Barton Jones, grandson, gave the invocation with remarks offered by Richard Jones, son; Sherry Caldwell, daughter; and Christine Stewart, daughter.
Lori Ann Bruton, great-granddaughter, played a piano solo, "How Great Thou Art;" Kenny Caldwell and Kaysie Ainge, grandchildren, played a violin duet, "O My Father;" and the family, grandchildren and great grandchildren, sang "Families Can Be Together Forever."
Speaker was Bill Workman with closing remarks offered by Scott Ruppe. 
Kenny Caldwell, grandson, gave the benediction and Lee Stewart, son-in law, dedicated the grave. 
Pallbearers were Richard Jones, Owen Caldwell, Lee Stewart, Kenny Caldwell, Barton Jones, Greg Jones and Tom Carter. 
Honorary pallbearers were Tom Bruton, Larry Jorgensen, Craig Green, Greg Ellis, J.W. Wright, Arron Stewart, Kade Stewart, Kevin Knauer and Jeff Ainge.
Interment was in the Rock Point Cemetery under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services offered by the Maeser 4th Ward Relief Society.

Howard Harrison

Howard Harrison, 92, passed away in Salt Lake City, on July 25, 2001. He was born in Pocatello, Idaho, March 21, 1909, the only child of George H. and Violet Wallis Harrison. He spent his early youth in Vernal, where he learned the printing and publishing business with his parents who published the Vernal Express, a weekly newspaper. 
Howard graduated from Uintah High School in 1928, where he was editor of the high school year book. Then graduated from the University of Utah in 1932 and continued his studies in Washington, D.C., and at the University of Utah Law School. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, the University band, year book staff and golf team. Also, a member of the LDS Church. 
Howard married Afton Brown of Salt Lake City in Washington, D.C., on June 15, 1935. They settled in Roosevelt, where they published a weekly newspaper, operated two motion picture theaters and a small ranch property where he raised registered Hereford cattle. He was active in civic and political affairs, serving as president of the Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce, member of the Basin Fish and Game Club, Lions Club, American Legion and a delegate, at times, to the State Republican Party convention. 
Howard was called to active duty at the outbreak of World War II. He spent four years as a Supply Officer in the United States Air Force in California and Arizona, and rose to the rank of Major. In 1957, he joined the Travelodge Corporation, built, co-owned and operated motels in Albuquerque, N.M., and San Diego, Calif. He was appointed to the board of directors of Travelodge International Corporation and traveled extensively in the U.S. and visited many properties in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Since retirement, he lived in Salt Lake City where he continued to enjoy hobbies of golfing and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Afton; two children, Nancy Hrobar of Ben Wheeler, Texas; and Robert James Harrison, Albuquerque; four grandsons, Randy Wiggins, Waco, Texas; Harrison Hrobar, Ben Wheeler; Joseph Harrison and Robby Harrison, both of Albuquerque; and many Wallis cousins who have been close through the years.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 30, in the Larkin Mortuary.
Interment was in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

Debra Ann Espinoza

Debra Ann Espinoza, 49, formerly of Vernal, died of cancer Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at her home in Enoch. She was born June 8, 1952 in Ogden, a daughter of Donald William Berrett and Delila Mae Smith Berrett. She married her childhood sweetheart, Robert Valentino Espinoza on May 2, 1970 in Ogden. 
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Debra was jewelry manager for K-mart for 19 years. She was voted employee of the year for 2000.
She loved her family very much and loved to spend time with all family at the cabin in the Duck Creek area of Cedar City. She loved gardening and planting flowers. Debra will be missed by all. 
Debra is survived by her husband of Enoch; two sons, Jason Robert Espinoza, St. George; and Justin D. (Kim) Espinoza, Elkhorn, Md.; six grandchildren, Klci, Shantel, Cristin, Jaycilynn, Brittany and Marco; one sister, Cindy (Steve) Bayle; three brothers, Daniel K. Berrett; William D. (Billy) Berrett; Kevin H. Berrett; all of Ogden; grandmother, June Hammer; and a special aunt, Donna, both of Ogden. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; Donald K. Hammer; Hugh and Vera Louise Street Berrett; and an aunt, Max.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 21 in the Enoch Stake Center with Bishop Terry Jackson officiating.
Steve Espinoza offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Patty Davis. 
Speakers Tom Braun, Mary Braun, Stephanie Carpenter, Elaine Espinoza, Jason Espinoza, Renee Lake, and grandchildren Kelci and Shantel.
Jo, Amanda, Kim and Kindra sang "Lead Me Into Life Eternal," "Love One Another;" nieces and grandchildren, Shelcy Carpenter, Marco Perez, Chelly, Kelci, Shantel and Cristin Espinoza sang "I Am A Child Of God;" and Richard Espinoza sang "Keeper Of The Stars."
Tom Espinoza gave the benediction and Richard K. Gemar dedicated the grave.
Casket bearers were Che Espinoza, Richard Espinoza, Joshua Carpenter, Vince Martinez, Stacy Martinez and Clayson Gemar. 
Honorary casket bearers were Andy Chazvez, Tom Braun and Rick Carpenter.
Interment was in the Enoch City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.

Faye Karren

Faye Karren, 73, passed away August 20, 2001 at Ashley Valley Medical Center. She was born May 3, 1928 in Lapoint, a daughter of Earl and Ivia Mott Gadd. She married LaVar J. Karren on April 11, 1946 in Vernal. He later died.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved to hunt, fish and be outdoors. She enjoyed being on the mountain and gathering firewood. She loved her family and grandchildren and felt the best of times was when everyone was together.
Survivors are sons, Clayton (Janice) Karren, Dinosaur, Colo.; Tom (Lila) Karren, Vernal; daughter, Dixie (George) Street, Vacaville, Calif.; grandchildren, Garry, Christy, Debbie, Trish, Beth, Jodi, Rusti and Tommy; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Delores "Sis" (John) Dembowski, Vernal; Eva Christensen, Missouri; June Sherill, Grand Junction, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, LaVar; two brother, Bill and Bob, mother and father. 
Funeral services will be Thursday, August 23 at 11 a.m. in the Thomson Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. Friends may call Thursday one hour prior to the services. 
Burial will be in the Dry Fork Cemetery under the direction of Thomson Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 

VeIla M. Hadley

VeIla Mildred Hadley, 87, of Idaho Falls, died August 11, 2001, at her home. She was born Jan. 3, 1914 in Shelley, Idaho to Martin Luther Wirt and Purnel Lame Shott Wirt. 
VeIla grew up and attended schools in Shelley, then moved to San Mateo, Calif., where she graduated from high school. She later moved to Idaho Falls.
On April 9, 1934 she married Ervin Harold Hadley. He preceded her in death June 23, 1993. 
She worked as a laundress and in housekeeping for the Sacred Heart and Community hospitals. 
She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and enjoyed Ladies Circle, Ethel Linger unit meetings, and helped with church fellowship. She also worked with Girl Scouts and was involved in the Parent/Teachers Association. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed embroidery, crocheting, fishing, traveling and playing bingo, pinochle and bunco. 
Survivors include her children, Harold (Sue) Hadley; Oreta (Darwin) Kinghorn and Brenda Haley, all of Idaho Falls; Linda (Larry) Mayes, Amarillo, Texas; and daughter, Marty Foster, Vernal; 28 grandchildren, including Marty's children, Tracy Hadley, Vernal; Troy Bragg, Arkansas; Loma Ling, Twin Falls, Idaho; Jim Richardson, Post Falls, Idaho; and Jeff Harting, Vernal; 67 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and relatives Harvey Madsen, Vernal; and Dorothy Tucker, Roosevelt.
Funeral services were held August 14 in the Trinity United Methodist Church. 
Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Wood Funeral Home. 
The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Eastern Idaho.

Arthur Barrett

Arthur Bartron Barrett, 88, passed away August 15, 2001 at his home in Vernal. He was born Feb. 10, 1913 in Muse, Okla., a son of John Allen and Sally May Easter Barrett. He married Anne Mae Bowdrey, she died in 1987. He then married Venna Richins on Nov. 9, 1990 in the Jordan River Temple. 
Arthur worked for Lakeview Lumber Products. He retired in 1974. He was a veteran of World War II. He was serving as a High Priest in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Art was an avid fisherman and lover of the outdoors. He was a self-taught poet and song writer. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Venna; children, Mary Ann (Jack) Norton, Kentucky; Dee (Wayne) Skora, Colorado; James William Barrett, Georgia; Ronnie L. (Karen) Barrett, Louisiana; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren. 
Funeral services were Monday, August 20, in the Davis 1st Ward Chapel. 
Burial was in the Vernal Memorial Park with military honors provided by the American Legion under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 

JoAnn Godsey

JoAnn Harrison Godsey, 41, passed away August 16, 2001 at the Ashley Valley Medical Center from a heart attack. She was born March 14, 1960 in Roosevelt, a daughter of Don and Barbara Harvey Harrison. She married Jim Godsey in Vernal. 
JoAnn was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in Scouting and was a visiting teacher and was a nursery leader for eight years. 
JoAnn was a friend to everyone. She enjoyed keeping up her yard and flowers. She loved her children and grandchildren - they were the light of her life. 
She is survived by her husband, Jim Godsey; children, Raymond (Jennifer) White, Travis White, Chad White, Loni Ann Groo; grandchildren, Raymond, Tarry, Tymarie; mother, Barbara Harrison; brothers, Glen (Debbie) Harrison; Bobby (Sabrina) Harrison; Alan (Teresa) Harrison; sister, Doneita (Enos) Ferrier; many nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Don.
Funeral services were Saturday, August 18 in the Glines 3rd Ward Chapel with Bishop Craig Monsen conducting. 
Gene Harvey offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Mary Schaefermeyer. 
Clair Haslem gave the invocation. 
Speaker was Bishop Arvin Nelson with closing remarks offered by Bishop Monsen. 
Suzanne Orton, Christine Oviatt, Ray Spendlove and Michael Schaefermeyer, accompanied by Mary Schaefermeyer sang "O My Father," and "Abide With Me."
Tom Thomas gave the benediction and Jeff Mathews dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Blake Harrison, Adam Harrison, Travis White, Justin Harrison, Raymond White and Mike Pachecho. 
Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Harrison, Glen Harrison, Brett Bradley, Alan Harrison, Paul Schanno and Chad White. 
Interment was in the Rock Point Cemetery under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services offered by the Glines 3rd Ward Relief Society.
In lieu of flowers donations may please be made to the family.

Paul D. Raynor

Paul Delbert Raynor, 75, died Monday, August 20, 2001 in the Ashley Valley Medical Center. Paul was born Nov. 28, 1925 in Lowry, Ark., to Dennis William and Edith Fern Houston Raynor. He married Patty Sue Carson on May 14, 1951 in Harrison, Ark.
Paul was raised in Arkansas and he and Patty had lived in Aurora, Mo., for eight years, prior to moving to Vernal. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved to sit with his cat, Decon, on his patio and look at the beauty of the mountains around him. He was a veteran of World War II and had served in the Pacific theater. He had worked and retired from Great Lakes Timber in the Vernal area. 
Paul will be remembered as a gentle man, who loved children. Paul will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends. 
Paul is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patty; a brother, George Lee Raynor, Aurora; sister-in-law, Sandra Raynor, Grand Junction, Colo.; four nephews and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Grant, Billy and Roy; and sisters, Thelma and Reba.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 23 at 12 noon at the Spafford Funeral Home, 224 East 500 South. Friends may call on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the funeral home. 
Paul will be taken to Fruita, Colo., for interment. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. in the New Elmwood Cemetery with full military honors under the direction of the Spafford Funeral Home.


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