Miscellaneous Uintah County, Utah Obituaries


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Glenn C. Andersen

Glenn C. Andersen, 80, of Logan, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2000, at the Logan Regional Hospital. He was born July 3, 1920 in Arbon, Idaho, a son of John Christian and DeSena Sorensen Andersen. On Jan. 13, 1943 he married Roma Erickson in the Logan LDS Temple.
He grew up in Arbon where he attended elementary school. He graduated from American Falls High School. In 1943 and 1952 he graduated from Utah State University. He lived in Amarillo, Texas and graduated as a 2nd Lt. from OCS, Fla, in 1943. He lived in Smithfield for 25 years and in Vernal for 25 years. While in Vernal, he worked 20 years as sub district chief of U.S. Geologic Survey. He retired in 1985 after 38 years of service with the U.S. Geological Survey.
He was a member of the Smithfield Lion's Club and the Vernal Lion's Club for 25 years. He received the Lion's Club International Presidential Appreciation Award in 1998 for the polished stone bolo ties he made and donated to benefit the Utah Lion's Foundation for the Blind. In his spare time he enjoyed golf, fishing, camping, and hunting.
He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as an assistant stake clerk, ward and stake Young Men's president, stake high councilor, and assistant ward clerk. He and his wife also served a 14-month LDS employment mission in Vernal.
He is survived by his wife of Logan; four children and their spouses; Glenna & Lynn Payne, Trenton, Marilyn & Dan Henrie, Richfield, Ronald & Rose Andersen, Eagen, MN John W. & Tammy Andersen, Vernal; 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Norman D. Andersen, a brother, and Hazel Terry, a sister, also survive him. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two sisters, and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 16 at 11 a.m. in the Davis 2nd Ward chapel, 4080 South 2500 East. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, August 17 at 11 a.m. at the Smithfield City Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Hullinger-Jolley Funeral Home.

Clyde R. Anderson

Clyde Reynolds Anderson, 86, passed away August 9, 2000 in Vernal. He was born Sept. 30, 1913 in Vernal, a son of Fredric and Della Mildred Reynolds Anderson. He married Helen Myria Murray on Oct. 20, 1934 in Vernal. Their marriage was sealed on Nov. 30, 1942. She died Sept. 21, 1980. 
He retired from his upholstery business after 55 years. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, having served as bishop, high councilman, counselor in Stake Presidency, and as a temple worker in the Provo LDS Temple. He enjoyed working, hunting, fishing, boy scouts and mostly, his church work.
He is survived by two sons, Rex (Jean) Anderson and Rowe (Janice) Anderson, all of Vernal; two sisters, Marie Wright, Vale, Ore.; Enid (John) Coon, Magna; one brother, Merrill (Enid) Anderson, Orem; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 12 in the Vernal 4th Ward Chapel with Bishop Joe Maestas conducting. 
John Coon offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Daun DeJournette. 
Dewain Soderquist gave the invocation and Bishop Maestas read the obituary. 
Speakers were Janice Anderson, Sharon Meacham and Lowell Long. 
Ron and Lana Walker, accompanied by Daun DeJournette, sang "O My Father;" and Kay Hunting, accompanied by Daun DeJournette, sang "Daddy's Hands."
Farron Wilkins gave the benediction and Merrell Anderson dedicated the grave. 
Pallbearers were Rex Anderson, Mickey Anderson, Wayne Holt, Rowe Anderson, Heath Anderson and DJ Morrell. 
Honorary pallbearers were cousins, nephew and friends.
Interment was in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services offered by the Vernal 4th Ward Relief Society.

Mary M. Dulen

Mary Marie Willson Dulen, 26, of Roosevelt, died on Friday, August 11, 2000 after a valiant battle with cancer. She was born on Oct. 5, 1973 in Roosevelt, to Lloyd B. and Mary J. Potter Hallett. She married Don Dulen. They were later divorced.
Marie had struggled with her cancer since May 2000. She was born and raised in Roosevelt where she attended Union High School and graduated in 1991. While in high school she participated in athletics, including softball, volleyball and track. She participated in playing softball in tournaments all over the Western Mountain States up until her illness stopped her. Marie was a gentle and loving mother to her children, and to those who knew her. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the hospice workers and all her friends and family for their loving support through this time of need.
Marie is survived by her children, Jasmyn and Dusty; parents, Lloyd and Mary Hallett; grandparents, Leonard and Doris Potter, all of Roosevelt; brothers and sisters, George Hallett, Durango, Colo.; step-brothers, Mark, Terry, Robert and Billy Hallett, all of Seattle, Wash.; sisters, Sandy (Greg) Keel, Vernal, and Liz (Dave) Cox, Vernal; and nine nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her special friend and fiancee, Robert Orio. 
Funeral services were held Monday, August 14 at 2 p.m. At the Hullinger Olpin Mortuary. 
Interment was in the Roosevelt Memorial Park. 

Beatrice A. Coulson

Beatrice Ann Coulson, 65, passed away August 12, 2000 at her home in Vernal. She was born Jan. 17, 1935 in Vernal, a daughter of William Clinton and Priscilla Sara Johnson Marshall. She married James Row Coulson, they later divorced.
Beatrice worked as a house keeper and waitress. She was a member of the LDS Church and loved to crochet and read. Some of her favorite past times were spent watching John Wayne movies. She loved her family and spending time with them. She enjoyed collecting salt and pepper shakers and if anyone would be traveling, she would see that they brought her a set home. 
She is survived by her mother, Priscilla Bingham, Vernal; children, Melissa (Terry) Bristol, Vernal; Stacy Coulson, Vernal; Stephen (Diana) Coulson, Canon City, Colo.; grandchildren, Brian Bristol and Derek Bristol, Vernal; brothers and sisters, Bonnie (Elbert) "Lefty" Rye, London, Ark.; Larry (Juanita) "Nita" Marshall, Benton, Ark.; James "Billy" (Madelain) "Pat" Marshall of Mesquite, Nev.; Douglas (Ilene) Marshall, Chincoteague, Va.; Lynn Jay (Ruth) Marshall, Boise, Idaho; JoAn Parthesius, West Babylon, N.Y.; George (Patricia) Bingham, Vernal; Carolyn (Micheal) Czech, Kaysville; Emma Koziol, Vernal; Donna (Craig) Peterson, Vernal; brother-in-law, Wilson Felix, Lander, Wyo.; sister-in-law, JoAnn Mallow, Winston Salem, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father and a sister, Gladys Mae Felix. 
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 17, at 11 a.m. in the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. Friends may call Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to services at the mortuary. 
Interment will be in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

Patricia Spillman

Patricia Lois Wright Spillman, our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, who was cherished by her three daughters and grandchildren, passed away in Vernal at her home on August 8, 2000. She was born March 2, 1932 in Long View, Texas, to William Harold and Berniece Bunch Wright. She married Richard Lee Spillman on July 10, 1950 in Clayton, N.M., and recently celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary. 
They resided in Kansas and Montana before settling in Utah. In Vernal she was employed by Mountain Bell/US West, State Farm Insurance and Town and Country Title & Escrow. 
She was a member of Eastern Star Duveromy Chapter #17 in Vernal, and served as Worthy Matron, as well as other offices, and has been president of the Ladies of the Shrine of North America, Iris #47 in Salt Lake City. She proudly supported the Intermountain Shriners Hospital for Children in Salt Lake City and actively helped with the annual Shrine barbeque, a fund for the Shriners Hospital. She was a Girl Scout troop leader for many years; was an avid bowler and enjoyed snowmobiling, boating and fishing. She was an accomplished seamstress and made numerous quilts for her family and Shriners Hospital donations. 
Patricia is survived by husband, Richard; daughters, Annette (Robert) Byrne, Owasso, Okla., Jeanette (Richard) Tuma of Grand Junction, Colo.; Diana Spillman, Salt Lake City; her beloved grandchildren, Travis Tuma of Portland, Maine; Andrea Tuma, Denver, Colo.; and Russell Byrne, Alpine, Wyo.
Memorial services were held Friday, August 11, in the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 
Ruth Knoblock played prelude and postlude music. 
Mitch Blackburn read the obituary followed by Eastern Star memorial services.
Wendy Bailey sang "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "In The Garden."
Dick Winters offered a family tribute.
Services were under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services offered by the Masonic Temple. 
In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to the Intermountain Shrine Hospital, Fairfax Road at Virgina Street, Salt Lake City, 84103.

Rex Brandon Pierce

Funeral services for Rex Brandon Pierce, born August 22, 1917 and died August 7, 1999, were held Wednesday, August 11, 1999 in the Uintah Stake Center with Bishop Daniel Howell officiating. 
Lisa Boren and Clark Pierce played prelude and postlude music. 
Glade Holmes offered the family prayer and Jane Pierce gave the invocation. 
Speakers were Darlene Holmes, Connie Holmes, Wayne Pierce, Blaine Pierce and Tom Atwood. 
Blaine Pierce, accompanied by Laura Hacking, sang "That Beautiful Land;" Dick DeJournette, accompanied by Daun DeJournette, sang "Tie Me To Your Apron Strings;" and Dennis Hatch, accompanied by Laura Hacking, sang "Remember Me."
Madge Briese read a poem in tribute. 
George Long gave the benediction, Darlene Holmes read the 23rd Psalm, and Blain Pierce dedicated the grave. 
Pallbearers were David Holmes, Cloyde Holmes, Quinn Pierce, Rory Pierce, Courtney Pierce and Jacob Harrison. 
Honorary pallbearers were grandchildren.
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Hullinger-Jolley Funeral Home.

Frances Mary Roybal Trujillo

Frances Mary Roybal Trujillo, of Vernal, beloved sister, friend and companion, passed away August 12, 1999 in Salt Lake City, surrounded by her family and friends. Frances was born June 4, 1925 in Cimarron, Colfax, N.M., a daughter of Teofilo and Eloisa Cortez Roybal. She married Francis Trujillo. He died May 8, 1976. 
Frances was a homemaker and had worked as a waitress. She was a member of the World Vision Assembly of God Church and loved Bible study. She enjoyed dancing, the out-of-doors, fishing and making Mexican food for her friends and family. Frances worked as an interpreter in Washington D.C. After her mother died, she helped raise her brother, Earnest and sister, Sylvia. 
She was preceded in death by her mother and father; sister, Lela; and a half-sister, Eva Duran; and half-brother, Jim Roybal; and her companion, Frances Trujillo; and daughter, Madaline Granado.
She is survived by children, Ramona and Hal Massey, Mark O. Granado, Vincent Granado, Sheila Sparks and Bobby Granado; brothers, Joseph (Marlene) Roybal, Vernal; Earnest C. (Mary) Roybal, Winnemucca, Nev.; sisters, Adella (Matt) Martinez, Roswell, N.M., and Sylvia V. (Don) Demaline, Enumclaw, Wash.; and Marcos Granado, her loving companion; stepchildren, Tana Ray, Gladys Carrol, Orval, Chuck, Richard and Charrise Bartels; Robert E. and Sue Martinez; Emily Grover; Charlotte Shope; Junior and Shelly Martinez; Helen Atwood; Daniel, Albert and Delores Lopez; and 18 grandchildren. She is also survived by her church family.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 16, in the World Vision Assembly of God Church with Pastor Stan Arias officiating.
Pastor Arias offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Karen Arias. 
Pastor Arias offered remarks and obituary.
Hillary Arias sang "How Great Thou Art;" the congregation sang "At The Cross," "Allelujah" and "Jesus Loves Me;" and Pat Hansen sang "If You Could See Me Now."
Speaker was Chardel Massey, granddaughter and Pastor Arias offered a message.
Jamie Sparger gave the benediction and Pastor Arias offered the committal service.
Pallbearers were Justin Winn, Ronnie Roybal, Steve Serna, Earnie Roybal, Brett Brown and Robert E. Martinez. 
Honorary pallbearers were Mel Stafford, Adolfo Ozeata, Rick May, Jerry Hascal, Tony Pipinich, Bill Hackler, James Rose, Vincente Grandado Jr., Junior Martinez. 
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson's Vernal Memorial Park with compassionate services offered by the World Vision Assembly of God Women's Ministries.

John L. Sells

Funeral services for John L. Sells, born August 1, 1959 and died August 4, 1999, were held Monday, August 9, 1999 in the Dinosaur Elementary School, Dinosaur, Colo., with Pastor Paul F. Meadows officiating.
Ruth Meadows played prelude music, "How Great Thou Art," and postlude music.
Pastor Meadows gave the obituary, opening comments and prayer.
Speakers were Pam Sell, sister; Paula Sell, wife; Mike Garcia, stepson; Art Neal, friend; Pastor Stan Arias, friend.
John Loos, uncle, played accordian selections and Stan and Karen Arias sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Wind Beneath My Wings."
Pastor Meadows offered the closing prayer and committal service.
Pallbearers were Michael Garcia, David Ogden, Ryan Staley, Russell Case, Art Neal and David Claypool.
Honorary pallbearers were Mark Mickle, Randy Page, Gilbert Lucero and Barry Neal.
Interment was in the Dinosaur City Cemetery under the direction of Thomson's Vernal Mortuary.

Loris Fae Kidd Fowler

Funeral services for Loris Fae Kidd Fowler, born Oct. 17, 1929 and died August 6, 1999, were held Tuesday, August 10, in the Vernal 9th Ward LDS chapel with Bishop Arvid Sullivan conducting.
Dee Kidd offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Janell Hall. 
Larry Hall, son-in-law, gave the invocation with remarks and obituary offered by Bishop Sullivan. 
Janell Hall played a piano solo, "Jesus The Very Thought of Thee;" Mickey Wells, accompanied by Kerrilynn Pearson, sang "O My Father;" and Phyllis Andrews and Kerrilynn Pearson, accompanied by Ranae Labrum, sang a medley of their mother's favorite songs.
Speaker was Bert Angus with memories of grandma given by her grandchildren.
Herb Jensen, son-in-law, offered a family tribute and gave the benediction. 
Chad Hall dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Darren Fowler, Tom Rood, Joe Carroll, Jeff Carroll, Brant Hall and Jason Searle.
Honorary pallbearers were Maurice Kidd, Dee Kidd, Duane Paulson, Bob Carroll, Larry Hall, Chad Hall, Herb Jensen, Taylor Jensen and Jaxon Searle. 
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson's Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services offered by the Vernal 9th Ward Relief Society.

James O. Sinclair

Well known Rangely, Colo., resident, James O. Sinclair, 74, died August 14, 1999 at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction.
James was born Oct. 11, 1924 in Tasco, Kan., the son of James I. and Ethel (Dooley) Sinclair. He was raised on the family farm until he was drafted by the United States Army to serve during World War II. The family came to Rangely in 1948, so they call themselves natives of Rangely.
A welder throughtout life, James began working for Central Welding, later transferring to Red Wash, where he began working as an independent contractor for Chevron. After 29 years her retired from Chevron, but refused to retire from work. He was very active in his community, serving 16 years on the City Council, nine years of which he served as mayor. He was a member of the Rangely Masonic Lodge #175, AF & AM, where he served as Master for a period of time until the Meeker and Rangely lodges merged. He was a memeber of the Rangely VFW for over 30 years where he had an opportunity to serve as post commander. He was also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 
He was a devoted family man and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, taking them out on his four wheeler to spot for animals and collect cans for recycling. He enjoyed snowmobiling with his friends and family and spending time in the outdoors. He enjoyed spending time in Jensen where he helped the Massey family with their ranch; he especially enjoyed the old-fashioned cattle drives to Diamond Mountain.
James was well known for his love of telling jokes and stories and his "Round Table" discussions at the Cowboy Corral. He looked forward to attending the "Good Ol' Boys" get together in Vernal each year. These bunch of old boys all worked together in the Red Wash fields.
On Feb. 20, 1946, James was united in marriage to Arlene Remund, who survives in the family home. He is also survived by one son, James R. (Nadine) Sinclair, Lakewood, Colo.; one daughter, Shirley Sinclair, Rangely; six grandchildren, Casey, Candy, Stephanie, Sarah, Brian, and Bryce; three great-grandchildren, Kara, Kylen and Brittany. He is also survived by two sisters, Hester Kennis, Phillipsburg, Kan.; Martha Rudolph, Cottonwood, Ariz.; two brothers, Ward Sinclair, Eugene, Ore.; and Vic Sinclair, Oxnard, Calif.; and a host of nieces and nephews who loved him very much. 
He was preceded in death by his parents. 
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 19 at 11 a.m. in the Rangely Ward chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 
Interment will follow at the Rangely Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites being conducted by the Rio Blanco Masonic Lodge #80, AF & AM. 
Friends may make memorial contributions to the Muscular Dystrophy Association in James Sinclair's great-grandson's name, Kylen Wilder. 
Rangely Mortuary has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Siney Danal Pearce

Graveside services for Siney Danal Pearce, 95, husband of Eileen Mattie Agres Pearce, will be held Saturday, August 21, at 2 p.m. in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery.   Under the direction of Thomson's Vernal Mortuary.

Clara Geneva Ruble Robinson

Clara Geneva Ruble Robinson, 87, of Manila passed away August 23, 2002 at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. She was a resident of Manila since 1933 and former resident of Green River, Wyo.
She was born on June 22, 1915 in Independence, Calif., the daughter of the late Thomas Haden and Eva Rebecca Currens Ruble.
Clara moved with her family to Wyoming in 1920. They stayed with her maternal grandparents on a ranch on the Hams Fork above Granger, Wyo. until they homesteaded on the Big Island close to where O.C.I LP (formerly Stauffer Chemical) is now located. She attended schools in Granger and Green River and graduated from Green River High School with the class of 1933. She moved with her family to Manila after she graduated, where she met William Elmer Robinson. They were married April 7, 1934 in Manila. They later solemnized their marriage in the Ogden L.D.S. Temple on Dec. 21, 1972.

Haylee Gail Stagg

Haylee Gail Stagg. We loved you before you were born. Now our hearts feel empty and torn. We promise you. We won't forget your life on earth that you won't get.
On August 22, 2002 our little angel lost her life before it began. Yet she touched so many of our hearts. Haylee is survived by her loving parents, Clint and Misty Stagg; sister, Dalaynee of Vernal; grandparents, Reid David and Annette Burrows of Vernal, and Derrell and Frances Stagg of Vernal; great-grandparents: David Reid and Norma Burrows of Richfield, Jennie Garcia and Edith Stagg of Vernal, Maurine Worwood of Richfield and Keith Worwood of Henderson, Nev., great-great-grandmother, Zola Noon of Payson, many aunts and uncles, cousins, and friends.
We all loved you even before we knew you.

Gilbert S. Bennett

Gilbert S. Bennett was born on July 23, 1911 in Hotchkiss, Colo. to Murray W. and Elsie Vincent Bennett. He was their second child and always talked about his brother, Wilmot, his "big brother." He graduated from Hotchkiss High School in 1929 and kept in touch with his classmates through the years. On Gilbert's 90th birthday he and his friend, Leroy Lewis, had a mini reunion of the class of '29: they were the only ones remaining. Through the years Gilbert became known as "Gib" to one and all.
Gilbert married Helen Dorsey on Sept. 12, 1937 in Hotchkiss. Two daughters were born to them, Jerri Helen and Susan. In later years they "mutually adopted" Beth Bascom. Gib and Helen began their married life on the family sheep ranch, which Gib had run since his father's death in 1929. Through the years they made their home in several different areas as needed.
Gib's passion in life was flying and it remained his main interest. Shortly before World War II he and 11 other men bought an airplane by each putting in $100. He earned his license and then took further training, studying at Dallas Aviation where he received his commercial and instructor's ratings. He was an instructor in a civil pilot program in Waxahachie, Texas for one year. During WW II Gib was a flight instructor and class commander at the U.S. Army Corp primary flight school in Chickasha, Okla.for four years. Many of the students he taught to fly kept in contact with Gib and gave him credit for getting them through combat safely. He flew to Oklahoma one year to attend one of the reunions of the Cadet Pilots and other instructors.

Donald Eugene Cannon

Donald Eugene Cannon, age 47, died August 24, 2002 from an oil field accident. Don was born July 26, 1955 in Sydney, Neb. to Donald W. Cannon and Norlene Hilzer. He married Pam Creel Dec. 27, 1973 in Vernal,. 
Donald moved from Kimball, Neb. and has been a residence of Vernal for 40 years. He was a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation, National Rifle Association, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. He loved softball, all types of hunting and sharing his knowledge with people, bass fishing, enjoyed playing pool, growing roses. Donald was an avid Denver Bronco fan.
Donald is survived by his wife Pam; parents, Donald W. (Louise) Cannon of Vernal, Norlene M. (Clyde) Bates of Vernal; daughter, Michelle Cannon of Vernal; daughter-in law; Kelly Murray of Vernal; brothers and sisters, Donald W. (Trudy) Cannon of Grand Junction, Colo., Ronald (Cheryl) of Vernal, Betty (Tom) Green of Casper, Wyo., Diane (Craig) Slaugh of Fallon, Nev.; stepbrother, Lawrence Bates of Vernal, and many nieces and nephews.

Ardith Burgess Burton

Ardith Burgess Burton, age 78, passed away August 24, 2002. Ardith was born March 25, 1924 in Maeser, to Hyrum Burgess and Fern Caldwell. She married Lasell Neilson Dec. 24, 1943, later divorced. Ardith married Thomas Burton Sept. 1, 1948. She was a member of 4-H of Craig, Colo. Appaloosa Club, she participated in the Endurance Trail Ride. Ardith loved the out doors.
She is survived by her children: Terrill (Nila) Neilson of Neola, Jolynne (David) Corey of Denver, Colo., Sterling "Smokie" (Fran) Burton of Yakima, Wash., Ielien (Cecil) Gustin of Thompson Springs and Clairene Burton also of Thompson Springs, Tex Burton, Lex Burton, Ellis Caldwell, Theada Miner, Yvonne Richards, Ranae Lawson, brothers and sister: David (Helen) Burgess, Mary Lou Huber of Lapoint, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ardith is preceded in death by her husband Thomas Burton.

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