Eleanor Viola Allen Caldwell, age 96, passed away Feb. 14, 2002. She
was born Oct. 7, 1905 in Vernal to Orin Daniel Jr. and Eleanor Merkley
Viola married her sweetheart Lamond Caldwell on Feb. 24, 1924. Viola
worked as a cook for the Uintah School District school lunch program for
many years. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints, serving in the Primary organization and Relief Society. She enjoyed
her home, gardening, flowers, sewing, crocheting, baking and helping others.
She is survived by her four sons, Markel A. (Nadine) Caldwell of Provo;
Raymond L. (Jackie) Caldwell of Vernal; Donald B. (Bernice) Caldwell of
Vernal; Arlo K. (Wilma) Caldwell of Layton; three daughters, Elva (Milton)
Searle of Vernal; Monta Rae (Robert) Showalter of Vernal; Christine (Jerry)
Smallwood of West Valley City; 22 grandchildren, many great, and great-great-grandchildren;
sisters, Annie Roberts of Vernal; Edith (Keith) Bodily of Boise, Idaho;
Florence Borger of Bountiful.
Funeral services were held Feb. 18 in the Maeser 3rd Ward Chapel..
Burial was in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery, Under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn
Funeral services were conducted by Bishop Mikel Reynolds. Pallbearers
Lewis Caldwell, Wade Caldwell, Todd Searle, Rudy Caldwell, Brent Richardson
and Daryl Richardson. Honorary pallbearers was all of Viola's great-grandsons.
Compassionate services were by Maeser 3rd Ward Relief Society. Family prayer
was offered by Markel Caldwell. Chorister was Laurel Harrison and organist
was Lana Hall. Congregational Hymn "Abide with Me; Tis Eventide." Invocation
was given by Arlo Caldwell. Obituary was given by Bishop Mikel Reynolds.
Musical number, Laura's Theme, done by Monte Caldwell. Randy Searle spoke.
Musical Number, "Love At Home," by Emily Christianson and Ellen Kiever,
accompanied by Mary Nielson. Speaker was Mark Peterson. Closing remarks
was done by Bishop Reynolds. Congregational Hymn "God Be with You Til We
Meet Again." Benediction was given by Robert Showalter. Dedication of grave
was given by Milt Searle.
Carma Jean Schurz Clark
Carma Jean Schurz Clark, age 68, passed away, Feb. 19, 2002 at her
home in Vernal. She was born Oct. 2, 1933 in Roosevelt to Harold Fredrick
and Mamie Swain Schurz. Carma married her sweetheart Leo D. Clark on Oct.
1, 1952 in Vernal.
She enjoyed crocheting, camping, flowers and yard work. Carma loved
listening to the family play and sing.
She is survived by her husband, Leo Clark; daughters, Betty Jean Clark
of Vernal; Debbie (Jon) Jardine of Jensen; seven grandchildren and one
great-grandson, Bonnie (Cloyd) Kump of St. George; Joseph (Janey) Schurz
of West Jordan; Rulon (Renae) Schurz of Lapoint, Steve (Sandy) Schurz of
Neola and Donald (Karen) Schurz.
Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m. in the Vernal
2nd Ward Chapel ( 235 E. 600 S.). Friends may call at Thomson-Blackburn
Vernal Mortuary, Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 pm and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30
a.m. before going to the Chapel. Burial will be in the Vernal Memorial
Park, under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.
Marjorie A Henderson of Richmond passed away Feb. 13, 2002. The Cache
native was 86 years old. She is survived by her beloved husband Ernest
W. Henderson; her devoted sons, Ernest W. Henderson of Clovis and Keith
S. Henderson of Crockett. Her loving sister, Lorraine I Poter of Tuscon,
Ariz. and brother Desmond L. Anderson of Logan. Marjorie also leaves 21
grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren to cherish her precious memory.
One brother, Keith H. Anderson preceded her in death.
Marjorie was a secretary at the Utah State University for 10 years.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hilltop
Ward II; American Association of University Women; and chairman of the
Heart and Cancer Association of Contra Costa. Funeral services were held
Carma Lee Harris
Carma Lee Harris, 42, passed away Feb. 18, 2002 at Ashley Valley Medical
Center. She was born Jan. 7, 1960 in Vernal, to Carl Tony and Beverly Dillion
Ross. She married Gary Lee Harris. Carma was a good hearted women that
everyone loved. She enjoyed painting and being outdoors. Spending time
with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Gary Harris; children, Aubry Holler
of Vernal; Ashley Holler of Vernal; Alicia Wilstead of Craig, Colo.; Anthony
Wilstead of Craig; grandchildren, Patricia Locke, Dylan Pedlar, Kylie Rodriguez;
siblings, Cathy Van Buren of Orangeville; Kirby Ross of Vernal; Carla (Randy)
Hartman of Ogden; Doug (Ruth) Ross of Vernal.
Viewing will be Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Thomson
Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. Burial will be in the Vernal Memorial Park,
under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.
Troy Michael McGaughey, age 34, of Lambert, Mont. passed away at his
home. Troy was born on August 15, 1967 in Glendive, Mont., the son of Bill
and Sharon (Appel) McGaughey. He attended schools in Glendive until 1978
when his family moved to Sidney, Mont. where he completed his schooling
and graduated in May 1986.
During his youth he played baseball in Glendive and Sidney. He also
participated in AAU wrestling and high school wrestling. Troy was an avid
outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He particularly liked the challenge
of hunting for the "Big Whitetail Bucks."
Troy was a family person, also made many friends, enjoying both. Troy
worked in the gold mines in Nevada, the oil fields in Utah and in the construction
business in Montana.
Troy is survived by his parents, Bill and Sharon McGaughey of Vernal;
his sister, Sasha McGaughey of Vernal; his brother, Travis McGaughey, his
nephews, Bret and Matthew McGaughey, all of Farmington, N.M.
Funeral services were held Feb. 16 at the Chapel of Silvernale-Silha
Funeral Home in Glendive with pastors Carter and Myrna Havner officiating.
Interment was in the Richey Cemetery in Richey, Mont. under the direction
of Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home.
Doris E. Johnson
Doris E. Johnson, 92, of Bellevue, Washington, died Feb. 5, 2002, at
the Cascade Vista nursing home in Redmond, Washington.
She was born Mar. 19, 1909, in Vernal. She graduated from Uintah High
She married Ernest M. Johnson July 11, 1928, in the Logan temple and
lived in Vernal until August, 1956, when they moved from their home in
Glines Ward to Bellevue. Prior to moving to Bellevue, she was employed
as a sales clerk at Ashtons', J.C. Penny and Wings Department Store.
In her later years, Mrs. Johnson became a world traveler and an enthusiastic
She was devoted and active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter day Saints.
She was preceded in death by her husband, who died June 19, 1986.
Survivors included her daughters, Joelle J. Slaugh of Bellevue and
Loreen J. Miller of Moorestown, New Jersey; sister June Mowery of Elma,
Washington; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. A funeral service
was held Feb. 11, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in
Bellevue. Burial Followed at Sunset Hills Memorial Park, also in Bellevue.
Helen E. Piva
Helen Elizabeth Piva, 90, passed away Feb. 17, 2001 in the Ashley Valley
Medical Center from pneumonia. She was born January 21, 1911 in Salmon,
Idaho, a daughter of Francis R.I. and Irene Ramey Hall. She married Arthur
J. Piva Sr., on January 5, 1935 in Logan.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed reading, crocheting, dancing and traveling.
She was raised in Idaho, but lived most of her life in Park City and the
Uintah Basin. She was most recently a resident at Uintah County Care Center.
She is survived by her children, Lorna (Boyd) Andrews, Salmon; Carmella
(Dave) Carter, Evanston, Wyo.; Art (Polly) Piva, Vernal; 18 grandchildren;
26 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Glenna Polychronis;
brothers and sister, Francis Hall II, Byron Hall, Irene Miles, Mable Lipe,
Mildred McGowen and John Hall; grandchildren, Tounya Polychronis and Mikey
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001 at 1 p.m.
in the Park City Cemetery under the direction of the Thomson-Blackburn
Jackie M. Wilkins
Jackie Mann Wilkins, 69, passed away Feb. 17, 2001 in her home in Vernal.
Jackie was born on April 14, 1931 in Roosevelt, a daughter of William S.
And Fontella Bryant Mann. Jackie lived in Roosevelt until she was 14, when
her family moved to Vernal. She married Wayne G. Wilkins on Sept. 6, 1949
in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Jackie was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She held many positions in her ward. She was a homemaker and did various
work in the community. Her favorite job was teaching 2nd grade in the Uintah
School District for 20 years. Jackie taught many students to read, including
her grandchildren. Education was very important to Jackie.
Jackie enjoyed gardening and genealogy. She traveled extensively with
her husband, Wayne. She also enjoyed spending the winters in Arizona.
She is survived by her husband; daughter, Kathleen (Randy) Gray; sons,
Brett (Pam) Wilkins; Todd (Kathy) Wilkins and Michael (Brenda) Wilkins;
14 grandchildren, all of Vernal; sister, Wilma (Gary) Stewart, Tucson,
Ariz.; and her dog, Sam.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 11 a.m. in the
Vernal 4th LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call at the chapel one hour prior
Burial will be in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn
Carma Rae Allen
Carma Rae Allen died Feb. 8, 2001 in Stillwater, Okla. She was born
to Perry Clifford Atwood and Hazel Murray Atwood on April 21, 1941 in Jensen.
Carma Rae lived most of her life in Vernal. She graduated from Uintah High
School. She married Evert Kirby Allen on August 26, 1961 in Elko, Nev.
Their marriage was later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on Sept. 6, 1986.
Carma Rae is survived by her husband, Evert Kirby Allen, Jennings,
Okla.; two daughters, Colliene Ann (Mike) Tiner, Mannford, Okla.; and Vickie
Lynn (Buddy) Hallmark, Conroe, Texas; four grandchildren, Matthew and Christy
Tiner, Mannford; and Becky Lynn and Bobby Hallmark, Conroe; three sisters,
Connie (Ronnie) Merkley, Vernal; Elaine (John) Labrum, Evanston, Wyo.;
Colleen (Terry) Wall, Vernal; and two brothers, Reed Atwood, Vernal; and
Ernie Atwood, Elko; and her mother, Hazel Smith, Vernal.
She is preceded in death by her father and grandparents.
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 12 in Cleveland, Okla.
Burial was in the Jennings Cemetery.
Dorothy A. Staley Jorgenson, 77, died peacefully at her home in Mesquite,
Nev., Feb. 10, 2001. She was born August 10, 1923 in Scofield, the daughter
of Eugene and Josephine Staley, she married Grant N. Jorgenson in the Salt
Lake Temple on June 1, 1943.
Dorothy spent her school years in Vernal and Rangely, Colo., where
her father owned a coal mine and where she later moved with her husband
for a few years. She loved her parents and her best friend was her mom.
Dorothy was a devoted wife and mother and in addition to raising three
children spent many years working at Albertson's as a meat wrapper.
She loved to travel and go camping in "her trailer" and spent many
summers with husband and family visiting many places. They loved to go
to California and the Oregon coast.
She made friends very easily and always had a pleasant, loving and
caring attitude with everyone. She will be missed for her great smile and
Dorothy is survived by her two sisters, Marle (Stu) Tanner, Shirley
(Tom) Dockery; her children, Denny (Sharen) Jorgenson, Terry Jorgenson,
Debbie Gardiner; and her eight grandchildren and six and-a-half great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; and two brothers,
Carl and Bob.
She moved to Mesquite two years ago with her son, Terry. She said she
wanted to be in warmer weather but her family knows it was the nickel slot
machines. She missed her many trips to Wendover with her best friend, Elsa,
who passed away three years ago.
The family wants to express their loving gratitude to her son, Terry,
who unselfishly and with great love, took care of his mom the last few
years. He cared for her up to the time and moment she died. His self sacrifice
has been an example of never-ending love to us all. Her loving daughter,
Debbie, had a very close relationship with mom. They were the best of friends.
Graveside services were held Thursday, Feb. 15 in the Wasatch Lawn
E. Ruth Morey
Eva Ruth Morey, "Nanny," 62, passed away on Feb. 12, 2001 at the University
of Arizona Cancer Institute in Tucson, Ariz. This ended a long four and
one half year battle with cancer.
Ruth was born June 5, 1938 to Chester William and Ruby Elizabeth Davis
Murr. Ruth was raised on a ranch in Ft. McKavett, Texas. In 1950 the family
sold the ranch in Ft. McKavett and moved to Richey, Mont., and bought a
ranch. Ruth went to school where she met and married Charles C. Morey on
April 2, 1954 in Glendive, Mont.
Ruth had four children raised in Glendive, Mont., until 1971. They
moved to Kimball, Nebr., then moved to Vernal. Chuck retired in 1991. Chuck
and Ruth built their own motor home and traveled until 1996, when they
bought a house in Lake Havasu, Ariz. Then Ruth and Chuck started their
long battle with cancer.
Ruth's wishes were to be cremated and put to rest beside her parents;
brother and sister, and after 40 years of anticipation, she will be reunited
with her son, James David Morey, 1956-1962.
Ruth enjoyed traveling with her husband, visiting her family, traveling
to the desert, shopping in Old Mexico. Ruth loved taking care of her plants.
She loved animals and took great care of them. Ruth was an active memeber
of Hospice and she worked in the medical field. Ruth enjoyed taking care
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Elizabeth Hayes Murr;
brother, Chester William Murr II; son, James David Morey.
She is survived by her husband; children, Lyle William (Sheryl) Morey;
Charles "Skip" Lewis (Shellie) Morey, all of Vernal; Pam Carter, Casa Grande,
Ariz.; three sisters, Mina Walker, Bonnie (Wayne) Holmes and Janie Kelsey;
nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
"Ruth, rest in peace," from Ruth's family who loved her and friends
who knew her, she will be greatly missed. Ruth will always be in our hearts.
We love you.
Memorial services were held Feb. 19 in the Kingbury Community Church
with Pastor David Popham conducting.
Elizabeth Goode played prelude and poslude music.
A recording of "Amazing Grace" was played.
The lighting of the candles was carried out by Devin Holmes and Bailee
Pastor Popham greeted the congregation and offered the Lord's Prayer.
Keni Morey gave the eulogy and family and friends gave tributes.
Pastor Popham gave the benediction.
A recording of "Seven Spanish Angels" was played.
Pallbearers were Kali Morey, Brandon Morey, Chester Morey, Lani Stewart,
Cody Morey, Josey Morey, Travis Morey, Jamie Stewart and Garrett Stewart.
Virginia Porter Roberts, 91, returned to her loving sweetheart on Valentine's
Day, Feb. 14, 2001, in St. George. She was born March 29, 1909 in Richfield,
a daughter of Chauncey Union and Marietta Sailor Porter. She married Howard
DeLavan Roberts June 28, 1937 in the Manti LDS Temple. He preceded her
Virginia was reared and educated in Wayne County. She attended high
school in Price. She worked as a telephone operator in Price for 12 years.
After her marriage, they moved to Tuba City, Ariz. During World War II,
they moved to Myton where she began teaching school. She later taught for
12 years in Salt Lake City. In 1975, she came to Ivins.
Virginia was an active member of the LDS Church, having served in many
capacities. She served a mission to the Family History Library in Salt
Lake City for two years.
Surviving family includes her son, Mark H. (Susan A.) Roberts of Ventura,
Calif.; two grandsons, Jason Roberts of San Francisco, Calif., and Matthew
Roberts of Santa Cruz, Calif.; nieces, LaDawn (DeLoy) Gubler of Apple Valley,
Luana Bunnell of Provo and Reva Mae of Salt Lake City; nephews, Dan (LaVeryl)
Porter of Santa Clara, John (Yvonne) Goodrich of Orem, Arlen (Edna) Goodrich
of Springville, and Wayne Nuttall of St. George; and many grandnieces and
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Ivins Heritage
Interment was in the St. George City Cemetery.
Funeral services for Lisa Ethel Anderson, born August 1, 1966 and died
Feb. 9, 2001, were held Thursday, Feb. 15 in Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary
with Pastor Mike Griffeth conducting.
Troy Smuin offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music
played by Audrey Wooley.
Jay Slaugh gave the invocation.
A recording of "Stairway to Heaven" and "Freebird" was played.
Ladee Christensen, accompanied by Audrey Wooley, sang "In The Garden,"
and "Precious Memories."
Speakers were Pastor Mike Griffith and Gerie Shiozaki.
Patricia Tate read a poem, "In Memory of Lisa."
Larry Richardson gave the benediction and Jed Tate dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Jeff Benner, Gerek Smuin, Troy Smuin, DeWayne Anderson,
Tom Shiozaki and Jered Tate.
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn
Compassionate services were offered by the Naples First Ward.
Ned L. Greehalgh
Ned L. Greehalgh, former resident of Vernal, passed away Feb. 13, 2001
in Silver City, N.M.
Ned was born June 24, 1934 in Santaquin. He married Lucretia Evans.
He enjoyed hunting, his horses and dogs, and especially, Lucretia.
He was greatly loved and will be missed.
He is survived by seven children, Dawna French, Bonnie Thomas, Cheryl
Brown, Julie Blackhurst, Nancy (Sam) Beans, Michael McCarley and Teresa
Services were held Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001 in the First Baptist Church
with Reverend Ron Cross conducting.
Burial was in the Valley View Community Cemetery in Cotton City, N.M.
Under the direction of Lordsburg Funeral Home in Lordsburg, N.M.
Funeral services for Max W. Clark, born Oct. 8, 1974 and died Feb.
8, 2001, were held Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the Lapoint LDS Ward Chapel with
John Allred conducting.
Larry Allred offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music
played by Lois Hartle.
Bishop Allen Huber gave the invocation with obituary read by John Allred.
Speakers were Blaine Huber, Jason Philips and Mike Allred.
Cal Huber sang "How Great Thou Art," "Because I Have Been Given Much;"
Larry and Dorene Allred sang "Daddy's Hands;" and the congregation, led
by chorister Cal Huber, sang "I Know That My Redeemer Lives."
Martin Huber gave the benediction and Harmon S. Hodgkinson dedicated
Pallbearers were Ben Allred, Mike Angus, Trent Tomlinson, Skoby Downs,
Daniel Angus and Brynnen Lamb.
Interment was in the Lapoint Cemetery under the direction of Thomson
Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.
Jason Duaine Shumway, 28, died Feb. 19, 2000 at the University of Utah
Hospital in Salt Lake City, from natrual causes. Jason was born Feb. 14,
1972 in Vernal, a son of John A. and Connie Jean Gardiner Shumway.
He was a member of the LDS Church and served a mission in Norway.
Jason loved sports of all kinds. He loved his nephews and nieces, and
especially his dog, "Teemu." He had a real zest for living, and enjoyed
people. He is a U. S. Air Force Veteran.
He is survived by his parents, John and Connie Shumway, Vernal; brother
and sisters, Rob (Freida) Shumway, Lehi; Launa (Chris) Millecam, Saratoga
Springs; Jonelle Shumway, Kristi Shumway and Veronica Shumway, all of Vernal;
nephews, Braiden and Jansen; nieces Courtney and Allie; grandparents, Charles
and Helen Sumway and Jean Gardiner Smith, all of Vernal.
Jason was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Garl Gardiner and
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. in the
Vernal 3rd Ward LDS Chapel, 475 West 100 South, Vernal. Friends may call
at the chapel one hour prior to services.
Interment will be in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of
Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.
P.S. Utah by 5.
Funeral services for Morgan G. Johnson, 51, of Ava, Mo., were held
Feb. 16 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ava, with Bishop
Danny Brown officiating. Burial was in Brushyknob Cemetery east of Ava
with military services conducted by American Legion Post 112 and VFW Post
A resident of Ava since 1981, Mr. Johnson died at 4:13 p.m. Feb. 5
at his home following a sudden illness. He was a dairy farmer and a member
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was also a U.S.
Marine Corps veteran of the VietNam War and was a member of VFW Post 3770
of Mountain Grove, Mo.
He was born Jan. 2, 1949 in Vernal, a son of Grant and Opal Floy (Slaugh)
Johnson. On Oct. 9, 1982, he was married at Brushyknob to Pam Berry, who
Also surviving are his parents, Grant and Opal Johnson, Ava; three
daughters, Cindy Chlarson, Springfield, Mo.; Donna Chlarson, Nixa, Mo.;
and Julie Johnson, Ava; two sons, Les Johnson and Scott Johnson, both of
Ava; three sisters and four brothers, Lorene Stubbs, Dell Johnson and Carrie
Shifflet, all of Vernal; Dana Long, Brookville and Kent Johnson, Darrell
Johnson and Glendon Johnson, all of Ava.; six grandchildren, Taylor, Kylor,
Clayton, Megan, Jessica and Kayley.
Services were under the direction of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home of
Randy D. Bailey
Randy Dean O'Donnell Bailey, 31, of Dinosaur, Colo., formerly of Blackfoot,
Idaho, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000 at Bingham Memorial Hospital from undetermined
He was born May 15, 1968 in Los Angeles, Calif., the son of Glenn and
Joy Ann Bailey and Roger O'Connell.
He attended school at South High School in Bakersfield, Calif. On Jan.
6, 1997, he married Lori Chiles in Blackfoot.
He was a member of the Dinosaur Baptist Church. He worked as a "rough
neck" for Caza Drilling in Denver, Colo., on oil and gas wells.
Randy enjoyed spending time with his family and his family was his
He is survived by his wife, Lori, of Dinosaur; sons, Anthony Bailey,
10; Alex Bailey, 8; and Nakoma Bailey, 1 1/2, all of Dinosaur; parents,
Glenn and Joy Bailey of Blackfoot, Roger O'Donnell of Mammoth Lakes, Calif.,
brothers, Roger Bailey of California, and Scott Grove, Buffalo, Wyo.; sisters,
Candice Bailey, Blackfoot; and Bobby Hardwick of California; paternal grandmother,
Wanza Dunse, Las Vegas, Nev.; maternal grandmother and grandfather, Doris
and Gene Thompson of Oregon; in-laws, J.B. and Diane Parkridge and Gary
Chiles, all of Dinosaur.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Danielle Bailey and Delisa
McClenny; and grandfathers, George Washington Stewart and Peter Frances
Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 18, 2000 at the Hawker Hill
Sandberg Funeral Home.
Interment was in the Grove City Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. in the
Dinosaur Baptist Church.
Funeral services for Laura Alice Millecam Morrison, born Dec. 9, 1924
and died Feb. 13, 2000, wife of Robert B. Morrison, were held Thursday,
Feb. 17, in the Ashley LDS Stake Center with counselor David Gillman conducting.
Dylan Feltch offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music
played by Leonard Sullivan.
Weston Schulthies gave the invocation with the eulogy offered by President
Speakers were Rick Gardner (son-in-law), Barbara Schulthies, daughter,
and Rod Morrison, son.
Laura's grandchildren and great-grandchildren, accompanied by Leonard
Sullivan, sang a medley.
David Gillman offered closing remarks, Mark Feltch gave the benediction,
and Vaughn Schulthies dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Buddy Morrison, Nathan Feltch, Logan Schulthies, Wade
Schulthies, Stoney Schulthies and Dale Robins.
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn
Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services offered by the Vernal 7th Ward
Marjorie Katie Moore, 59, passed away Monday, Feb. 21, at her son's
home in Vernal. She was born Feb. 2, 1941 in Roosevelt, to Mel and Marjorie
Wall Larsen. She married James Lewis Moore Nov. 18, 1978 in Las Vegas,
Nev. Their marriage was later sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on Jan.
Katie enjoyed her life. She was a member of the LDS Church and attended
the temple. She loved her friends and especially her family. Katie was
heart broken without her husband, James, and went to heaven to join her
She is survived by four sons, Steve (Peggy) Brinkerhoff, Evanston,
Wyo.; Mel (Peggy) Brinkerhoff, Bourbon, Miss.; Bill (Missie) Brinkerhoff
and Tom (Michelle) Brinkerhoff, all of Vernal; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild;
and two brothers, Jerry (Betty) Larsen and Jess (Connie) Larsen, all of
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.m. in the
Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. Friends may call at mortuary on Friday
from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to the service at the
Burial will be in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn
"We love you, sweet Momma."
LaRae McKee, 52, of Roosevelt, died Feb. 15 in Utah Valley Regional
Medical Center from complications of pneumonia.
She was born August 2, 1947 to Duane Leo and Vida Bowthorpe McKee in
LaRae was a active member of the LDS church and she loved to attend
the temple. She worked in the Cub Scout program in her ward and loved the
boys that she worked with. She enjoyed all animals and loved the beauty
She is survived by her mother, Vida McKee, Tridell; brothers, Clark
(Sandra) McKee, and Hal McKee, Tridell; sister, Shirley (Matthew) Lohof,
Grand Junction, Colo.
She is preceded in death by her father, Duane Leo McKee.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Tridell LDS Church.
Burial in the Tridell Cemetery under direction of the Hullinger-Olpin
Dora K. Tomlinson
Dora K. Tomlinson, 60, of Mack, Colo., died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000 at
Dora was a ranch wife. She was born April 6, 1939 to Eddie and Dora
Melvina Gunn Hughes in Fruita, where she spent her childhood and attended
schools. She was a graduate of Fruita High School.
On Dec. 11, 1957 she married Jim Tomlinson at Grand Junction, Colo.
Dora was a member of the Mesa County and Colorado Cattlewomen. She
drove a school bus for Mesa County School District #51 for 17 years and
worked both at the Fruita Consumers Coop and Valley Livestock.
Dora loved her family and many friends. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially
her yard and garden.
Besides her husband, Jim, of Mack, she is survived by one son, Jim
(Nancy) Tomlinson Jr., of Whitman, Neb.; a daughter, Mikki (Scott) Robertson,
Rangely, Colo.; a brother, Harold "Pete" Hughes, Snowflake, Ariz.; a sister,
Rosella "Punkie" (Dic) Arnold, Sandy; and five grandchildren, Allana Tomlinson,
Bailie Tomlinson, Madison Tomlinson, Mandi Robertson and Tyler Robertson.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Kathy Louise and Debi Kathleen.
A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2000 in the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Bishop James Adkins conducting.
Burial will be in the New Elmwood Cemetery in Fruita, Colo.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the McLean Funeral
Home Chapel in Fruita.