|William L. Hullinger
Our loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, William
Lester Hullinger, 79, of Dry Fork Canyon, Vernal, left this earthly life
on Oct. 16, 2000 in Salt Lake City, after suffering heart and kidney problems.
He was born on Oct. 2, 1921 in Cedarview to William and Nellie Levina
Wyman Sadlier Hullinger. He married Feza Gwen Penfold on Dec. 21, 1940
in Vernal. Their marriage was solemnized in the Provo LDS Temple on Dec.
17, 1977. To this union four sons and four daughters were born.
Lester served in the U.S. Army from 1945 - 1947 he was a member of
the LDS Church, Maeser 2nd Ward. He had worked as a gilsonite miner, rancher,
in telephone maintenance and in the oilfield. He really enjoyed life and
had a great sense of humor. He was always teasing or had a joke to tell.
Lester is survived by his wife of almost 60 years; daughters, Nellie
(Alex) Barney, Leota; Carol (Doyle) Eaton, Vernal; Dorothy (Dennis) Slaugh,
Faye (Jesse) Phillips, Dry Fork Canyon; sons, Kenneth (Jane) Hullinger,
Vernal; Donald (Bridget) Hullinger, Dry Fork Canyon; Eugene (Margery) Hullinger,
Manila; William "Billy" (Glenda) Hullinger, Vernal.
He is also survived by 41 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandchildren; and one
great grandchild; also brothers, Don Sadlier, Delbert Hullinger; and sisters,
Violet Sadlier Doman Lewis and Ruth Sadlier.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. in the
Maeser Stake Center. Friends may call on Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to
8 p.m. at the Hullinger-Spafford Funeral Home and on Friday from 9:45 a.m.
to 10:45 a.m. at the chapel.
Interment will be in the Roosevelt Memorial Park under the direction
of the Hullinger-Spafford Funeral Home.
Don Miller Erekson, 79, passed away October 8, 2000 in a Seattle hospital
of complications due to hip surgery and other health problems. During a
trip to Haines, Alaska in September to visit his children and grandchildren,
Erekson was medevaced to Juneau and Seattle hospitals. His Haines family
accompanied him and remained by his side.
Don was born on a ranch in Vernal on April 30,1921 to Myrtle Miller
and Haller Hensley Erekson. He graduated from Unitah High School in 1939
and attended Utah State Agricultural College in Logan through the Future
Farmers of America.
Don joined the U.S. Navy in 1942 where he received his wings and was
assigned to a night flying squadron in torpedo bombersand fighters. He
continued to have a great love for these vintage planes.
On April 5, 1946 he married Anna Mae Downs from Miami, Ariz., while
stationed in Key West, Fla. After her death, Don married Carlene Jones
on July 10,1993, who shared his last eight years. Don worked as an insurance
agent for 43 years until he retired in 1990. He traveled throughout Arizona
and enjoyed gardening, landscaping, home improvement projects, and watching
Don was the youngest of 6 children and is survived by two older sisters
June Mowrey and Doris Johnson of Washington, son Frank Erekson of Tempe,
Ariz.; daughters Judy Erekson and Jo Anna Egolf of Haines, Alaska; 7 grandchildren;
and step-children, Mike Morris and Kelly Thurman of Phoenix.
Members of his extended family still reside in Utah. His personable
manner and good sense of humor charmed those who met him. He will be greatly
missed. The family can be contacted through Judy Erekson P.O. Box 572 Haines,
Alaska 99827 or (907) 766-2162. Don's loved-ones encourage supporting your
local hospice organization.
Ovi J. Ence passed away Oct. 16, 2000 in the Craig Memorial Hospital
after a battle with cancer. He was born March 14, 1912 in Parowan. He married
Emma Voy Glasgow on August 21, 1934 in Provo.
Ovi had a love for music and was a member of the LDS Church. He ranched
for many years, did various crane work for Hill Field during the war. He
worked for Colo-Wyo Coal Company in Craig and was a member of the United
Mine Workers. After retirement he and his wife moved to Vernal in 1978
to run a dragline for his son.
Ovi was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed
family gatherings and being surrounded by those he loved. He will be greatly
missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Emma; four children, George
(Peggy) Ence, Vernal; Oveta (Roy) Harris, Craig; Joe (Myrna) Ence; Bill
(Phoung) Boyle, Ft. Worth, Texas; 17 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by siblings; three daughters, Donna Cattoor,
Lucille Foreman and Emma Lynn Solosth; son-in-law, Marvin Cattoor; and
two grandsons, Robbie Solosth; and Jimmy Lee Boyle.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. In the Craig
LDS Church in Craig. A viewing will be held Friday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m.,
in the Grant Mortuary and again Saturday at the church one hour prior to
services. Burial will follow after services at the Craig Cemetery under
the direction of Grant Mortuary.
Albert C. Winn
Albert Curtis Winn, 59, passed away Oct. 2, 2000 at the University of
Utah Medical Center from quick and natural causes.
Albert was born Nov. 27, 1940 to Albert LeRoy and Elma Bell Curtis
Winn in Roosevelt. He married Darlene Davis on Sept. 3, 1959 in Pleasant
Valley. He worked for many year in the gilsonite mines when he was first
married. He was then a tool pusher and company man for various drilling
rigs. For the remaining years of his life, he owned his own truck and drove
coast to coast. He also farmed and he loved fishing and hunting. He was
a very hard worker, and a "giver;" he'd give you the shirt off his back
if needed. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene, of Myton; daughter, Karren Watkins,
Myton; grandchildren, Kimberly Gayler, Jeremy (Jennifer) Gayler, Shaun
Watkins and Ashton Watkins; great-granddaughter, Autumn Gayler; brother,
Doyle "Moose" (Jeanie) Winn; sisters, Glenna (Kent) Wilson and Donna (Karl)
Lamb; sister-in-law, Thelma (Larry) Dye; brother-in-law, Dwane (Shiranna)
He was preceded in death by his son, Alvin Winn; brother, Lamar Winn;
sisters, Barbara Bryant, Glenda Gurr; grandmother, Belva Curtis; father,
Albert LeRoy Winn; mother, Elma Winn.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 5 in the Myton LDS Chapel.
Burial was in the Myton City Cemetery under the direction of the Hullinger
Glen D. Anderson
Former Vernal resident Glen D. Anderson, 58, of Elmer City, Wash., passed
away in Grand Coulee, Wash., Oct. 10, 2000.
Glen was born Aug. 5, 1942 to Charles Rulon and Tauline Martinsen Anderson
in Denver, Colo. He graduated from Uintah High School in 1960. He married
Aloma Jean Barnes in Gunnison, Colo., in 1963.
Glen worked for the government in Gunnison and Montrose, Colo., Lyman,
Wyo., Phoenix, Ariz., Seattle, Wash., and Grand Coulee. He enjoyed golfing,
fishing and hunting. He was a member of the Banks Lake Golf and Country
Club where he was currently president. He was also a member of the Moose
as present governor, Elks and LDS Church.
Glen is survived by his wife, Aloma, of Elmer City, Wash.; brother,
Duane (Maurine) Anderson, Bullhead City, Ariz.; sister, Linda (David) Krueger,
Hayden Lake, Id.; and numerous neices and nephews.
Glen was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Sherwin.
Graveside services were held for Glen in Grand Coulee on Oct. 13 with
Bishop Derlyn Brown conducting.
Sam Rey offered the opening prayer and David Krueger, brother-in-law,
gave the euology.
Duane Anderson, brother, gave a family sketch with remarks offered
by Bishop Brown.
David Krueger dedicated the grave.
Interment was at the Spring Canyon Cemetery under the direction of
Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee.
Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, has gone
to be reunited with loved ones. She will be greatly missed by all those
who loved her. Aleen Maples, 86, passed away Oct. 15, 2000 at her home
in Vernal. Aleen was born Sept. 16, 1914 a daughter of Wilson Burr and
Annie Grace Woolsy Mitchell. She married Elmer Charles Maples in July 1933
in New Mexico. He passed away in 1992.
Aleen and Elmer owned and operated motels and restaurants. She was
a member of the Protestant Church and loved to be with her family.
She is survived by her daughters, Betty (Bill) McKnight, Vernal; Beverly
(David) Cody, Gaffney, S.C.; sister, Edna Johnson, Herford, Texas; grandchildren,
Kenneth and Diane Miller, Ron Miller, Corky and Paulette Miller, Todd and
Jennifer McKnight, Chad and Terra McKnight, Jeff McKnight, Joy McKnight;
great-grandchildren, Tiffany Miller, Nichole Miller, Samual Miller, Hannah
McKnight, Chadrick McKnight, Josh Boren, Jody Boren; and great-grandson,
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000 at 11 a.m. in
the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. Friends may call Wednesday from
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the mortuary and one hour prior to the services.
Burial will be in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn
Norman S. Hancock, 70, of St. George died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000 after
a long courageous battle with cancer. He was born Jan. 24, 1930 in Randlett
to William and Zeda Wood Hancock. He married Violet Hardy on April 8, 1955
in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple.
His father worked for the government and later they moved to Fort Duchesne
where Norm spent his childhood. He graduated from Alterra High School and
then served our country during the Korean War spending 18 months in Okinawa.
In 1961 Norm graduated from Utah State University where he earned dual
degrees in accounting and diesel technology and had a successful 25 year
career working for Hunt Wesson Foods.
Norm was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints. He was a scoutmaster for many years, Elders Quorum president, Ward
and Stake president of the Seventy, Stake mission president, High Priest
group leader, Stake financial clerk and Temple ordinance worker. Norm loved
the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, camping and fishing. He was a quiet man
who earned the respect of others through his principles, love of God and
service to others.
Norm is survived by his beloved companion and very best friend: Violet,
his wife of nearly 46 years; a daughter: Marlene (Douglas) Wechsler of
Chino Hills, Calif.; a son: Todd (Mary) Hancock of Chino, Calif.; two sisters:
Vivian Cheney and Bonnie (Jerrold) Todd; eight grandchildren: Michael Wechsler
(serving a mission in Ohio); Daniel Wechsler, Amber Hancock; Amanda Wechsler,
Chip Hancock; Travis Hancock; Nicole Wechsler; Douglas Wechsler; and many
nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by both his parents; and two
brothers: Cortlan and Sterling Hancock.
Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. at the Bloomington
Hills LDS 5th Ward Chapel, 1130 East Brigham Rd. Visitation will be Thursday
from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Metcalf Mortuary, 300 West St. George Blvd
and Friday from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. prior to services at the Bloomington
Hills LDS 5th Ward Chapel. Interment will be in the St. George City Cemetery,
under the direction of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221.
Brad W. Gross
Brad Wesley Gross, 23, returned to his Father in Heaven on Oct. 21,
2001 in Dutch John. Brad was born in Vernal, Dec. 17, 1977 to Dan H. and
Charlene Gentry Gross. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints. He spent his childhood growing up in Vernal. He worked
with his dad and brothers logging and building houses. He was active in
Scouting and in the Order of the Arrow. He learned to work hard and to
take care of what he had.
Brad graduated from Uintah High School in 1996. Brad moved to Salt
Lake City to attend ITT Technical College. He loved heavy equipment and
worked as an equipment operator. He developed a friendship and loyalty
to many. He had many good friends. He worked for several employers in the
Salt Lake area, and has lasting friendships with them. He recently moved
back to Vrnal with his parents and family. Art Ylincheta, Triangle Z, was
his current employer. Throughout his career, Brad made many friends and
made a reputation for himself as a reliable, hard worker.
Brad loved the outdoors. He loved hunting and fishing with his family.
He just loved being outdoors and being on the mountain. He had a special
relationship with his nephew, Bryson, whom he really loved. They were great
buddies. He appreciated all of God's creations. Brad, we will miss you
and will always remember the good times we had together. We look forward
to being reunited again as a family.
Brad is survived by his parents, Dan and Charlene Gross; brothers and
sister, Justin Gross, Chris (Jennifer) Gross, Jeff (Kristen) Gross, and
Annette Gross; nephew, Bryson Gross; grandparents, Dale and JoAnn Merrell,
Earl and Jeanne Gross; great-grandparents, Ben and Wanda Richards; along
with many aunts, uncles, cousins, and his many good friends.
He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Charles F. Gentry.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 26, 2001 at 11 a.m. In
the Uintah Stake Center, 4080 South 2500 East. Family and friends may call
on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Spafford Funeral Home and on Friday
morning prior to the services at the church from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Interment will be in the Vernal Memorial Park under direction of the
Spafford Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made
to the Brad Gross Trust that has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank in Vernal.
Kelly Jack Carter
Kelly Jack Carter, 27, died Oct. 21, 2001 while hunting in Dutch John
Draw. He was born April 7, 1974 in Vernal, the son of Mike and Claudia
Mercer Carter. He married Kasey Greene on April 23, 1999 in Vernal. He
was employed with Ashley Valley Water and Sewer as a plant operator. He
also worked for Hatch River Expeditions as a guide for nine years. Kelly
graduated from Uintah High School in 1992.
Kelly was very Christ-like in that he accepted people for who they
were and always found the best in people. Kelly loved being in the outdoors,
fishing, hunting and river running, his friends called him a master of
the river. He loved and had a great respect for the water. Kelly was the
best husband and father in the world.
He is survived by his wife, Kasey; daughters, Karly, Kelsey, Kaela
and Hannah Carter; parents, Mike and Claudia Carter; brothers, Kevin Carter
and Kayl Carter; grandparents, Buck and Mary Carter; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jack and Jean Mercer;
and uncle, Stayton Mercer.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 25, at 11 a.m. in the First
Baptist Church. Friends may call at Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary,
Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 pm. and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
prior to going to the church.
Burial will be in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn
James A. Harvey
Funeral services for James A. Harvey, born July 15, 1924 and died Oct.
15, 2001, were held Saturday, Oct. 20 in the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary
with Minister Marty Young conducting.
Prelude and postlude music was played by Daun DeJournette.
Glade Anderson gave the invocation.
Marty Young read the obituary and offered comments.
Denice Allen sang "Amazing Grace," and "In The Garden;" and Daun DeJournette
and Ron Walker sang "One Day at a Time."
Jim Evans dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Foster, Ron Wackowski, Roy Glen Dixon, Derry
Banta, Spencer Usery and Dennis Slaugh.
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park with military honors provided
by the American Legion under the direction of the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal
Edwin Max Hartman
Edwin Max Hartman, 87, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and
brother passed away peacefully on Oct. 20, 2001 in Price.
He was born at Mount Emmons on March 24, 1914 and was the second son
of Chester Hamilton and Rhoda Louella Marsing Hartman. He lived on a farm
in Mt. Emmons during his formative years along with his three brothers,
Floid, J. Bruce, and William Eugene.
During the boys' teenage years the family undertook a massive project
to build a dam and establish the Milk Lake Reservoir at the base of Kings
Peak in the High Uinta Mountains. They made hundreds of trips on horseback
over a 3-year period of time to accomplish this task. After graduating
from high school, he attended Utah State University where he graduated
with a bachelors degree in Animal Science.
During World War II, Max was drafted into the Unites States Army and
served for three years and five months. He served most of his tour of duty
in the South Pacific Islands, Australia, New Guinea, and India.
He married Edna Lemon Peterson on Dec. 22, 1946, which was later solemnized
in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They were the parents of five children. Edna
died June 15, 1989.
During the years that followed, Max worked in many interesting positions
of employment. He worked with the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a farm agent
and then had the opportunity to work for the Duchesne School District where
he taught Vocational Agriculture at Duchesne and Altamont high schools.
He worked for the Ute Indian Tribe Education Department with Dr. Francis
McKinley, and then moved on as a field agent for the University of Utah.
He then worked for the state of Utah Social Service Department through
the Vernal Office. After several years he was employed through the state
of Utah Job Service where he greatly enjoyed working with his colleagues
and helping individuals find meaningful employment.
In 1981 after Max's retirement, he and Edna served a mission for the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Florida Tallahassee
Max enjoyed working on the farm, riding horses and fishing. He loved
spending time with his family and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by children, Larry (Diane) Hartman, Springville; Sherri
(Steve) Walker, Mountain Home; Laird (Arsenath) Hartman, Wellsville; Charlene
(William) Jessen, Altamont and Edwin (Myra) Hartman, Altamont; 27 grandchildren,
37 great-grandchildren; and a brother, J. Bruce Hartman, Altamont.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna; parents; brothers, Floid
and Eugene; daughter-in-law, Zetta; grandchildren, Ticia Lauri Hartman
and Rodney Jessen.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. at the
Altamont LDS Stake Center where friends may call Wednesday from 9:30 a.m.
to 10:30 a.m.
Burial will be in the Altamont Cemetery under the direction of Hullinger
Mortuary with military honors by his fellow members of the American Legion.
Emerson B. Hackford, 23, died Oct. 22, 2001 at his home in Vernal, surrounded
by his loving family. Emerson was born Nov. 4, 1977 in Roosevelt, to Fonda
Hackford and Emerson Serawop.
Emerson enjoyed making people laugh. He loved spending time with his
family and his daughter, Jasmin. He enjoyed the mountains, camping, hunting
and fishing. Emerson loved to draw. He grew up in Venral and was loved
by many people. Emerson will be deeply missed by all of us.
Emerson is survived by his parents, Roy and Fonda Ross, and Emerson
Serawop; daughter, Jasmin Hackford, Vernal; brother, Teddy Serawop; sisters,
Ricki (Joe) Hackford, Roylene (Bryce) Peterson, all of Vernal; and Mary
Serawop, Ft. Duchesne. He is also survived by his grandparents, Lynn and
LeOra Hackford, and Mary Sue UncaSam.
He was preceded in death by grandfathers, Ralph Serawop, Sr., and Weldon
Ross; and brother, Karl Serawop.
Memorial services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2001 at 11 a.m. In
the Spafford Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Joan Stewart Hobbs, born Dec. 12, 1929 and died
Oct. 12, 2001, were held Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001 in the Thomson-Blackburn
Vernal Mortuary with Danny Bowden conducting.
David Hatch offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music
played by Geri Benedicto.
De Erick Jones gave the invocation.
Speakers were Shawn Price, Stephanie Stensgard and Kami Jones.
Grandchildren and great-grandchildren sang "I Am A Child of God;" Stevie
Jo Labrum sang "Quiet River;" Geri Benedicto, accompanied by Marian Porter,
sang "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "Remember Me."
Stan Greene gave the benediction and Ed Stewart dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Shayne Price, Scott Revert, John Meisner, Shawn Price,
Mark Hopkins and Gregg Stensgard.
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn
Michael J. Sutton
Michael James Sutton, 61 of Granbury, Texas died Thursday, Oct. 18,
2001 in Wilbarger County, Texas.
He was born Oct. 27, 1939 in Los Angeles, Calif., a son of the late
James and Stella Swainston Sutton. He served in the United States Navy
from 1956 to 1960. He married Dana Murray on Dec. 30, 1960 in Vernal. He
was a retired manager of Dowell Schulumber Co. Oil Field Service. He moved
to Granbury in 1995 and served as MGA and on the marina committee at Pecan
Plantation. He was an avid golfer.
He is survived by his wife, Dana Sutton of Granbury; son, Troy (Ann)
Sutton, Mandeville, La.; daughter, Traci (Tim) Waite, Parker, Colo.; brothers,
Gary Sutton, Kenny Sutton and Jimmy Sutton, all of Vernal; sister, Pat
McNeil, Vernal; and four grandchildren, Kira Waite, Kelsi Waite, Dylan
Sutton and Nathan Sutton.
LaFreda Melissa Zufelt
Heber City - LaFreda Melissa Zufelt, age 91, passed away Thursday,
December 23, 1999 in Heber City, Utah. Born August 19, 1908 in
Charleston, Utah, the daughter of Owen and Matilda Casper Wright.
Married Alva W. Zufelt on November 18, 1925 in Duchesne, Utah. Later
solomnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Freda was an active member of the LDS Church, and has given service
many capacities of the churches Primary and Relief Society
organizations. She was family oriented and especially loved children.
She enjoyed being out with people. So, most of her working life was
in service. Twelve of those years she worked for Wasatch County; eight
years as an information specialist for the Chamber of Commerce, and four
as a receptionist for the County Court House. She also worked as a cook.
And, she loved to cook, becoming famous for her pies and cookies.
Preceding in death are her husband, Alva on May 23, 1974; two brothers,
Clarence and ernest Wright; three sisters, Leona Sexton, Laura Nicol and
Merle Killian; and three grandchildren.
Survivors include her children; son, Alvin (Betty) Zufelt of Vernal,
daughters, Elda (Wallace) Bates of Salt Lake City, Alene (Jay) Giles of
Mesa, Ariz., and Freda LaVon (Ron) Penn of Vernal; eleven grandchildren,
forty-two great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; brothers,
Wells Wright of Brigham City, and Earl Wright of Duchesne; sisters, Edna
Stewart of Ogden, and Elma (M. Glen) Clark of West Bountiful.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 28, 1999 - 11:00 A.M.
in the Heber Stake LDS Chapel, 150 North 200 West, Heber City, Utah.
Friends may call Monday, December 27, from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. at Olpin
- Hoopes Funeral Home, 288 North Main Street, Heber City, and Tuesday from
9:45 - 10:45 A.M. prior to the services at the LDS Chapel. Interment will
follow in the Heber City Cemetery, Heber City.