Miscellaneous Uintah County, Utah Obituaries


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Natalie Jo Talbot

Natalie Jo Talbot left us to be reunited with her little sister, Tara on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000. She was involved in an automobile accident that released her from this world. She was born Feb. 23, 1978 in Salt Lake City.
Natalie had a very special spirit that touched everyone who crossed her path. She could make you smile in the saddest of times just by beingherself. 
She is loved deeply and will be missed by all who knew her. She was only here for a short time, but left a big impression on everyone's heart.
She is survived by her son, Braiden J. and his father, Joshua; parents, Suzanne and Michael Layman; brothers, Michael and Randy; sister, Bobbi;grandparents, JoAnne and Lanny Ross, and Leon Talbot; great-grandma, Erma Giles; special aunts, Amanda Ross and Josyne McBride; special uncle, Brian Talbot; and many other aunts, uncles, and cousins who will always hold onto her in their hearts.
She will never be forgotten. Natalie and Tara, we love you both, our angels.
Funeral services will be held 12 noon Friday, Oct. 6, at the Magna Utah Stake Center, 3084 South 8400 West. Friends may call Thursday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Peel Funeral Home, 8525 West 2700 South, Magna, and Friday 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the church. 
Interment will be in Valley View Memorial Park.

Ella Allen

Ella Gurr Shiner Allen, 87, passed away at her home in Vernal, Oct. 1, 2000. She was born Sept. 28, 1913 in Vernal to George A. and Alice V. White Gurr. Ella married Deward H. Shiner on June 20, 1940 in Duchesne. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. Deward died Dec. 11, 1973. On Dec. 17, 1976 Ella married William "Bill" Edward Allen in Elko, Nev. 
Ella was a member of the LDS Church and served in various church callings. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, gardening, and working with her flower garden. Ella loved being a homemaker and loved her grandchildren. 
She is survived by her husband, Bill; children, Bryce (Susan) Shiner, Bloomfield, Colo.; Brent (Renee) Shiner, Vernal; Sandra (Spencer) Davis, Vernal; brother and sisters, Earl (Bula) Gurr, Madge Jackson, Vera Gurr, Lola Peterson, all of Vernal; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; step-children, Lucille (Bill) Fleming; Green River, Wyo.; Diana (Mike) Kouris, Riverton, Wyo.; Winona Pauline (Carmen) David, Browns Park; Charles (Miko) Allen, Vernal; and Les Allen, Rock Springs, Wyo.; 12 step grandchildren; and 11 step-great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000 at 2 p.m. in the Vernal 1st LDS Ward Chapel, 250 N. 200 W. Friends may call at Thomson Blackburn Vernal Mortuary, Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. prior to the services. 
Burial will be in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 

Mary E. Arrowsmith

Mary Elizabeth Arrowsmith, 87, passed away on Sept. 28, 2000. She was born on May 24, 1913 in Vernal to Oscar and Emma Osiek Swett. She moved to Greendale when she was a baby and attended school there through the 8th grade. She attended high school in Vernal and graduated from school in Manila.
Mary married John A. Despain on April 5, 1934 in Manila and they made their home on Henry's Fork until John passed away in 1943. Mary and her five children moved to Vernal where they lived until Mary married Sylvan Arrowsmith on May 12, 1952. Mary moved back to Greendale where she and Sylvan lived until 1979 when they sold their homestead and moved to Vernal. 
While living in Vernal, Mary was active in her church and the Relief Society. She was a visiting teacher and was Second Counselor in the Primary. Mary loved to make quilts, embroidery and crochet. She loved gardening and raised wonderful strawberries and raspberries. She liked to be outdoors and loved to fish. 
She is survived by five daughters, Velva Merrell of Payson; Velma Soper, Grand Junction, Colo.; Verla Robbins, Vernal; Vernetta (Halley) Bindl, Manila; six sisters, Irma Toone, Vernal; Myrle Moore, Vernal; Verla Burson, Sunset; Idabelle Robinson, Lander, Wyo.; Merne Moore, Ioka; and Wilda Irish, Moab; one brother, Louis Swett, Vernal; 24 grandchildren; 54 great grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, her two husbands, a brother, Thomas Swett; an infant daughter; a grandson, Randall Despain; and a great-granddaughter, Tina Atwood.
Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 2 in the Vernal 3rd LDS Ward Chapel with Tim Hadlock conducting.
Dale Irish, brother-in-law, offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Alene Gray. 
Mike Burson, brother-in-law, gave the invocation and Bryce Moore, nephew, gave the eulogy. 
George Long, friend, was the speaker and Bishop Hadlock offered closing remarks. 
The congregation sang "How Great Thou Art;" LaDee Christensen, accompanied by Audrey Wooley, sang "Lay My Head Beneath The Rose," and "That Wonderful Mother of Mine."
Carl Collett gave the benediction and Norman Haslem dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Rod Merrill, Christain Merrill, Jimmy Dee Atwood, Michael Atwood, Joe Dee Mecham, Russell Mecham, Halley Bindl Jr., and Jonathan Eaton. 
Honorary pallbearers were John Despain, Halley Bindl and Bill Davis.
Interment was in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 

Ruby McCartney

Ruby O. McCartney, 75, of Vernal, died at 9:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 2000 at her residence. 
Born Nov. 27, 1924 in Rockland Township, she was a daughter of John Joel and Opal Pearl Simpson Mattern. 
Mrs. McCartney was a homemaker and former secretary of The News Herald. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Church in Whiterocks, and was a former member of St. John Episcopal Church, Franklin. She was also a life member of the D.A.V. Auxiliary. 
She was married May 20, 1965 to D.E. Mike McCartney, who survives. 
Also surviving are a daughter, Cheryl McDowell Scro and husband, Andy, of Brick, N.J.; three stepdaughters, Donna Rodgers and husband, Wayne, of Franklin; Ruth Ann Roberts and husband, Don, of Nathalie, Va.; and Brenda McCartney of Austin, Texas; and two stepsons, John E. McCartney of Grove City and David F. McCartney of Des Moines, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. 
She also is survived by five brothers and their wives, Leonard and Jenny Mattern, Cochranton; Delbert and Isabel Mattern, Seneca; Clyde and Nellie Mattern, Saegertown; Robert and Gerry Mattern, Emlenton; and Arthur and Linda Mattern, St. Petersburg; one sister, Ruth Neely, Clintonville; and two sisters-in-law, Maxine Mattern, Knox; and Rose Mattern, Grove City; 
In addition to her parents, Mrs. McCartney was preceded in death by three brothers, Claire Mattern, Paul Mattern and LaVern Mattern. 
Funeral services were held Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Bell, pastor of the Messiah Baptist Church, officiating.
Interment was in the Oak Hill Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

J.D. King

Well known Rangely, Colo., resident, J.D. King, died at his home after a lengthy illness on Sept. 29, 2000. 
He was born in Lenexa, Kan., to Stanley Darrell and Emma Frances King. He enlisted in the army in Lenore, Tenn., in 1941 and was discharged in 1945 after serving in the European Theater. 
In March of 1941, he met Ruth Engelbert and they were married in April of 1946 moving from Ellenwood, Kan., to Rangely where J.D. and Ruth lived and raised their family. 
He worked in the oilfields many years and later owned the Texaco Service Station and King's Radiator Shop in Rangely. 
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ruth; three children, Kathryn Frances; James Carrel (Roberta) and Laura King (John Martin); former daughter-in-law, Susan Cary King and son-in-law, James E. Reaksecker. He is also survived by his sister, Emma Frances (Elmo) Sears; six nephews; one niece and one sister-in-law, Kathryn L. (Burton) Gooch, Dallas, Texas; and eight grandchildren: Greg Reacksecker; Sarah Moody; Jennifer Ahrens; Molly Kiefer; J.D. King; Kay Willis; Jon Willis; Zane Hubbard; and nine great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Emma King; an infant son, Frederick Martin; and an infant grandson, Jesse King.
A memorial mass was celebrated by the Reverend Roger Lascelle Monday, Oct. 2, in St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Rangely.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Rangely District Hospital through the Rangely Mortuary, P.O. Box 351, Rangely, Colo. 81648. 

Marion Hall

Marion Hall, 82, passed away Oct. 3, 2000 in his home in Vernal after a long illness. He was born June 20, 1918, a son of Joush and Gail Blankenship Hall. He married Lois Dodds in June 1943. They have two daughters, Carol and Gala. 
Marion worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator. He also worked as a truck driver, rancher and cowboy. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, the American Legion and he served in WWII where he was awarded a Gold Star and a Purple Heart. 
He is survived by his wife, Lois; two daughters, Carol (Dyle) Webster and Gala (Kenny) Morris; grandchildren, Roger Opie Rhoades, Cara Hershberger, Susan Thomas, Jeremy D. Morris, Morgan Joseph Morris, Amanda D. Morris, Virginia JoAnn Morris, Logan Marion Webster and Tracy Webster; and 12 great grandchildren. 
He is also survived by a brother, Morgan (Virginia) Hall; and sisters, Oral Merkley, Vernal; and Dawna (Bob) Wardell, Rangely, Colo.
He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Floyd and Clyde Hall; nephew, Gary Hall; grandson, Gary D. Wade Rhoades; and great-grandson, Caleb Rhoades. 
Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 6, in the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with Mitch Blackburn conducting. 
Dyle Webster offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Joellen Litton. 
Gala Morris gave the eulogy. 
Speakers were Dawna Hall Wardell and Leland McNeill. 
Deanna Slaugh sang "Angels Among Us;" granddaughters and great granddaughters sang "Grandpa;" Myke Hall sang "Riders In The Sky;" and Marty Thomas performed graveside music.
Lonnie Roper gave the benediction and Lyle Taylor dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Roger Opie Rhoades, Jeremy Morris, John Gardner, Tracy Webster, MoJo Morris and Logan Webster. 
Honorary pallbearers were Marty Thomas, Josh Rhoades, Wes Rhoades, Marshall Thomas and Menno Hershberger. 
Interment was in the Dry Fork Cemetery with military honors given by the American Legion. 
Services were under the direction of the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services offered by the Ashley 2nd Ward Relief Society.

Reva Hall

Reva Marie Hall, 86, died of natural causes Oct. 7, 2000 in the Uintah Basin Medical Center in Roosevelt. She was born July 2, 1914 in Ballard, a daughter of Charles Fredrick and Catherine Adaline Allen Hartle. Reva married Vernie Carl Hall on August 7, 1934 in Duchesne. 
She was a homemaker and worked for Spouse Reitz and the Uintah School District lunch program. 
She was a member of the LDS Church and had a love for the Lord. She took her own endowments out in 1964. She served as Relief Society teacher, Primary President and in the YWMIA Presidency. She loved working with her hands crocheting, sewing, embroidery and especially quilting for her family and friends. 
Reva enjoyed family gatherings and being surrounded by those she loved. She will be missed dearly by her children, grandchildren, family and friends. 
She was preceded in death by a son, DeRay F. Hall; a sister, Mary Pope; and six grandchildren, Marie Goodrich, Tracy Goodrich, Carrie Ann Peterson, Brian Hall, Ross Monsen and David Lemon. 
She is survived by husband, Vernie Carl Hall; children, Darrel V. (Glenda) Hall, Franktown, Colo.; Dona Rae (Dale) Nelson, Ballard; Gary Boyd (Gladyes) Hall, Desert Springs, Ariz.; Carol Jean (Paul) Monsen, Altamont; Catherine (Bob) Grant, Hyrum; ReVae Hardman, Salt Lake City; brother, Kenneth Hartle, Lapoint; sisters, Elna Allred, Lapoint, Vilate Seymore, Alturas, Calif.; 27 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great grandchildren. 
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the Ballard Ward Chapel. 
Burial was in the Roosevelt Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 

Ella Allen

Funeral services for Ella Gurr Shiner Allen, born Sept. 28, 1913 and died Oct. 1, 2000, were held Thursday, Oct. 5 in the Vernal 1st LDS Ward with Bishop Rulon Ewell conducting. 
Brent Shiner offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Corrina McGee. 
Tyler Shiner gave the invocation. 
Speakers were Jean Jones and Burt Clark. 
Ron Walker sang "Precious Memories" and "In The Garden;" and the congregation, led by chorister, Renee Shiner and organist, Desree Swank, sang "Families Can Be Together Forever."
Bryce Kevin Shiner gave the benediction and Bryce C. Shiner dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Kevin Shiner, Tyler Shiner, Chancy Reigan, Curt Shiner, Trevor Shiner and Spencer Davis. 
Honorary pallbearers were Drew Swank, Austin McGee, Dallas McGee, Maverik McGee, Derek Swank, Jake Shiner, Talon Adair and Jeremy Hill. 
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services offered by the Vernal 1st Ward Relief Society. 

Daisy Joslin

Daisy Noreen Joslin, 53, passed away Oct. 12, 2001 at her home in Vernal from cancer. Daisy was born June 18, 1948 in Meeker, Colo. a daughter of Charley C. Sr., and Lucille Storey Cook. She married Wayne Joslin on Feb. 19, 1967 in Meeker, they later divorced. Daisy worked for American Gilsonite for 12 years. She attended St. Paul's Episcopal Church. She loved dancing, camping and being in the mountains. Her children and grandchildren, were always her first priority. She was a kind-hearted person who would do anything for anyone. Daisy was very strong through her illness.
She is survived by her children, Dena Joslin of Montrose, Colo.; Sean Joslin, Vernal; Stephanie Joslin, Vernal; grandchildren, David (Diane) Doctor; Kimberly Joslin, Nicole Doctor, Karalee Doctor; great grandchildren, Natalie Doctor; Hailey Doctor, Tori Doctor; parents, Charley Sr. and Lucille Cook, Vernal; sisters, Doris (Glen) Beaman, Vernal; Marsha (Larry) Morris, Vernal; brother, Charley Jr. (Kathy) Cook, Vernal; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Oct. 15 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with the Reverends Barbara Smith and Sonny Beacham officiating.
Organist was Ora Fay Oviatt. 
Scripture reading was John 6:37-40 and the congregation said Psalm 121 and the Lord's Prayer. 
Rev. Smith offered reflection. 
Music included recordings of "Go Rest High On That Mountain;" "Amarillo By Morning;" and the congregation sang "Amazing Grace."
Pallbearers were Jim Percibal, Tyrell Jackson, Chris Temples, Kevin Cook, Brian Cook, Bob Cook and Bill Cook. 
Burial was in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Mortuary.

Robert B. Steele

Funeral services for Robert Brooks Steele, born April 7, 1910 and died Oct. 8, 2001, were held Friday, Oct. 12, in the Vernal 2nd Ward Chapel with Bishop Karl Swain officiating.
Robert Foster Steele offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Laurie Long. 
Michael Steele gave the invocation and Milton Scott Valora read the eulogy. 
Speakers were Peter J. Valora and President Don Rooks. 
Garth Condie and Jeanette Rhoades, accompanied by Jean Murray, sang "Each Life That Touches Ours For Good;" MerriLynn Steele Hansen, Sherri Steele, PacCeil Valora and DaVone Allen, accompanied by Laurie Long, and signed by David and Linda Long Judd, sang "How Great Thou Art;" and the Mitchell Clark family sang "Red River Valley."
Bishop Karl Swain offered remarks, Aaron Steele gave the benediction and Larry A. Steele dedicated the grave. 
Pallbearers were Edward Long, Ronald Long, Robert Owens, Bill Allen, Bert Steele, Brent Steele, Brian Steele and Blaine Steele. 
Interment was in the Lapoint Cemetery under the direction of Spafford Funeral Home with compassionate services offered by the Vernal 2nd Ward Relief Society and High Priests.

Joan Hobbs

Joan Hobbs, 71, passed away Oct. 11, 2001 in Roosevelt. She was born Dec. 12, 1929 in Seminole, Okla., a daughter of Eugene and Buena Kiesler Stewart. Joan married Robert Sharp Hatch. He passed away. Joan then married Earl Raymond Hobbs on May 5, 1960 in Las Vegas, Nev. 
Joan was a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Joan enjoyed cooking, gardening, flowers, playing bingo and reading. She loved spending time with her 21 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Joan would look forward to the family reunions, seeing her relatives was her greatest joy.
She is survived by her husband, Earl Hobbs; children, David E. (Patricia) Hatch, Las Vegas; Donna Lorraine (Kenneth ) Price, Vernal; Michael (Tammy) Hobbs, Salt Lake City; 21 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter and son-in-law, Bobbi Jo (Steven) Revert.
Funeral services were held Oct. 16 at Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. Burial was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

James A. Harvey

James A. Harvey, 77, of Dutch John, passed away Oct. 15, 2001 at his home. He was born July 15, 1924 in Okmulgee, Okla., a son of James Abram Garfield and Delpha Cameron Harvey. He married Loretta Anderson on Jan. 24, 1955 in Raton, N.M. James worked as a field foreman in the oilfields for Chevron Oil Co. until 1985 when her retired. He was a cadet in training to become a fighter pilot in Toledo, Ohio in World War II. He was a member of the Gold Searchers of Southern Nevada. He enjoyed the outdoors, riding 4-wheelers, hunting, fishing and golfing. James spent his winters in Las Vegas, Nev., and summers at Flaming Gorge.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta; children, Johnny Harvey of Texas; Richye Foster, Bakersfield, Calif.; Mike (Michelle) Harvey, Rangely, Colo.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Bill (Nora) Harvey, Hillsboro, N.M.
He was preceded in death by his son, Bill; grandson, John Thomas Foster; brother, Eddie; two sisters, Edith and Juanita.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, at Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary at 11 a.m. Friends may call Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the services. 
Burial will be in the Vernal Memorial Park un the direction of Thomson Blackburn Vernal Mortuary, with military honors provided by the American Legion. 

Mildred Cooper

Mildred Evelyn Owens Cooper, 75, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001 in Vernal. Millie was born January 11, 1926 in Deland, Florida to James Thomas and Cora Evelyn Owens. She married Glenn Hill Cooper of Vernal on May 5, 1944 in New York City. She then relocated to Vernal to await Glenn's return from World War II. Millie was an active member of the PEO Sisterhood, Lady Lions, Current Topics and Bridge clubs in Vernal. Millie was a successful homemaker, dedicating her life to her family.
Millie is preceded in death by her loving husband, Glenn, on Feb. 23, 1999 and her parents. Millie is survived by her sisters, Louise Burke of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Mary Jo Wilson of Bay Village, Ohio; daughters, Glenna (Sam) Scott of Vernal; DeeDee (Terry) Johnson of Alpine; granddaughters, Jennifer (Chris) Palmer, Ashley and Samantha Scott and Kaitlyn Johnson.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 11:00 am in the Kingsbury Community Church 65 E. 100 N. Friends may call at Thomson Blackburn Vernal Mortuary on Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. before going to the Church. Burial will be in the Vernal Memorial Park, under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

O'Donnell 'Doc' Goodrich

O'Donnell "Doc" Goodrich, 87, died Nov. 27, 2001 in American Fork. He was born September 15, 1914 in Vernal, to Albert Gardner and Lydia Merrell Goodrich. He married Helen Evans May 10, 1933 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She died March 25, 1988. He married Doris Duvall June 17, 1988 in the Provo LDS Temple.
As a young man, he homesteaded on Diamond Mtn, North of Vernal, where his family lived during the summers and raised wheat. He was a farmer in Moses Lake, Wn. From 1944 until 1962 and worked at Jolaynes and at Kencraft in Alpine until he was 85 years old. He loved being in the mountains, hunting, camp cooking and telling stories about his interesting life. He also worked for the forest service in the Wasatch Mtns. He was active in the LDS church serving faithfully in many callings. He and his wife Helen served in the Nauvoo, Illinois LDS Mission 1983-84.
He is survived by his wife Doris; two daughters and two sons: Ethelynn (J. Marvin) Higbee, Orem; Roger (Suzanne) Goodrich, Heber; Patricia (Neldon) Davis, Riverton; D. Marshall (Jennie) Goodrich, Beaverton, Or; 21 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen, four brothers and four sisters.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 8 at 11:00 a.m. at the American Fork 31st Ward, 975 N. 60 E. Friends may call Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 E. 100 N., American Fork; and at the church Saturday one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in the Orem City Cemetery.

Chet Thomas

Chet Thomas died Nov. 19, 2001 in Flippin, Arkansas. Born May 6, 1969 to Mae and Richard Thomas. Married Dawn Grisham 1986, divorced, married Erika Beverleigh 1997. Chet was blessed with two beautiful daughters Ashlee, 14 and Michaellynn, 4.
Chet is survived by his wife Erika and daughters Michaellynn, of Jensen and Ashlee Thomas, of Bakersfield, Calif., his mother Mae Trane, Marbleton, Wyo., sister Lori (Cecil) Duggins, of Flippin, Ark.., grandmother Lois Sherwood, West Jordan, Minnie Thomas, Sunset and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister Jamie Trane, grandfathers William Sherwood, Basil Thomas and cousin Beau Daley.
He loved the outdoors, hunting fishing, camping, and his daughters.
Memorial Service held Nov. 26, 2001 at Bluffdale Lions Club at 3 p.m.

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