Miscellaneous Uintah County, Utah Obituaries


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Daniel Haslem

Daniel Stuart Haslem, 41, of Roosevelt, died Nov. 24, 2000 at home of a recent onset of pneumonia and heart failure.
He was born Nov. 6, 1959 in Provo to Verl and Leah Duncan Haslem. He married Betty Rasmussen, March 8, 1984.
He was a master builder, he loved his work as a general contractor. The craftsmanship of his buildings is unique, distinct and only of the highest quality. He was considered one of the finest builders in the Uintah Basin. Dan was recognized by the state of Utah Housing Authority for helping to provide low income housing in Roosevelt.
Dan had many other skills, he played the piano, was a good cook, had a good sense of humor and enjoyed a good joke and laugh.
Dan opened his heart and his home to everyone. He was a second father to all of his nieces and nephews and their friends.
He had a variety of interests, he loved to travel, loved music, fishing in Alaska, boating and waterskiing with the family, he loved good food and fine dining, especially sushi.
His favorite leisure was spending time at the family cabin in the Flaming Gorge area and it was a big thrill for him to have his and Betty's family there with them. His kids were everything to him.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; and their children, Colby James, Lance Mackenzie, and Alexis Nicole Haslem, all of Roosevelt; parents, Verl and Leah Haslem; brother and sisters, Alan (LeeAnn) Haslem, Tammy (Jason) Kelly, all of Neola; and Laura Haslem, of San Francisco, Calif.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m. at the Roosevelt LDS West Stake Center, 100 South Skyline (800 West). Friends may call Wednesday at the church from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Burial will be in the Roosevelt Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the USU Roosevelt Branch scholarship fund, 987 East Lagoon, Roosevelt, 84066, or through the mortuary.

Mabel L. Coughlin

Mabel Louise Coughlin, 77, passed away Nov. 23, 2000 at her home in Vernal. She was born August 30, 1923 in Boulder, Colo., a daughter of Ralph J. and Zilpha A. Davis. She married Raymond E. Coughlin on Nov. 20, 1940 in Cheyenne, Wyo. She retired in 1991 from Uintah Basin Counseling. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. 
Mabel helped organize Alcoholics Anonymous in Vernal and was dedicated in keeping it available for those seeking assistance to a better life.
She is survived by her children, Mary Louise (Richard) Vinzenz, Lake Havasu, Ariz.; Lavern Steward, Vernal; Shirley (Don) Wilson, Jensen; Michael R. Coughlin, Alameda, Calif.; Dan (Debi) Coughlin, Evanston, Wyo.; sister, Francis (Tark) Tarkington, Hayward, Calif.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 27, in the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with Mitch Blackburn conducting. 
Daun DeJournette played prelude and postlude music. 
The Lord's Prayer was recited for the invocation.
Speaker was John Anderson.
Sharon Willer, accompanied by Daun DeJournette, sang "What A Friend We Have In Jesus;" and "Angels Among Us."
Mitch Blackburn gave the benediction.
Pallbearers were Mick Coughlin, Les Figueroa, Nick Valdez, Dan Coughlin, Don Wilson and Larry Figueroa. 
Honorary pallbearers were Dale Vinzenz, Jacob Folkerts, Jermeah Folkerts, Patrick Coughlin and Larry Figueroa Jr.
Interment was in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

Denver 'Shane' Moorehouse

Funeral services for Denver "Shane" Morehouse, 35, were held Oct. 16, 2000 at the Wallsburg LDS Chapel in Wallsburg. He died in a car accident in Duchesne on Oct. 11, 2000.
Shane was born March 19, 1965 in Vernal, to the late Carl Eugene Morehouse and Mary L. Denver of Lyman, Wyo. He grew up in Baggs, Wyo., and graduated with athletic honors from Little Snake River High School in 1983. 
Shane was a member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. He worked in the oilfield and was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hiking, biking, hunting, fishing and camping. He learned to work on guns as a hobby. He loved life to the fullest. He was a loving and caring person to all. 
Survivors include his wife, Laury, of Wallsburg; two children, Nicholas Shane and Kayla Nicole of Craig, Colo.; two brothers, David Morehouse, Lyman, and Halbert Morehouse of Baggs; uncles, Preston and Leon Morehouse, both of Kingman, Ariz.; and uncle John, Bakersfield, Calif.; grandpa, Ellis Denver, aunt, Bev (Colin) Mojado, Ft. Duchesne; uncle, Curtis (Lorena) Denver, San Carlos, N.M.; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces and many friends who loved him. 
He was preceded in death by his dad and grandma.
Burial was in the Wallsburg City Cemetery.

Marlow Christensen

Graveside services for Marlow Christensen were held Monday, Nov. 20, 2000 at 12 noon at the Maeser Fairview Cemetery. 
Granddaughters, Shelly Whitmire and Julie Whitmire, sang "Nearer My God To Thee."
Jim Christensen read the obituary with remarks offered by Clif Whitmire and Jim Christensen. 
Chip Whitmire, grandson, dedicated the grave. 
Funeral services were under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

Laurence Woodard

Laurence H. Woodard, 73, of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000 at home after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born April 4, 1927 in Vernal to Lucius H. and Mary Ethelda (Dudley) Woodard. Above all else Laurence demonstrated great love and concern for his family. He put his family first and labored hard to assure their welfare. He demonstrated great love for people and made lasting friends wherever he went. Following WWII service in the Navy, he returned to Vernal and married Arloa Reynolds, an incredible bonding that lasted 55 years. Early employment was with Du Pont Explosives in Rangely, Colo., where he worked with nitroglycerin in fracturing wells. In 1951, he was transferred to Farmington, N.M., where he raised his family. He later worked for Bud Walters Explosives, Co., and acquired the company in 1974 and operated it as Woodard Explosives in Farmington, Albuquerque, Gallup and Flagstaff, Ariz. 
Laurence was a legend in the explosives industry. There are few roads or mines in the Southwest that have not benefitted from his extensive knowledge. His company distributed in 13 states. He also served as a director on the boards of Nobel Insurance, Aresco Inc (CDA) and as president of L.H. Woodard & Son's Inc. He retired to Coeur d'Alene in 1991 and was able to pursue his favorite hobby of restoring old cars. He restored several old cars to mint condition and this was a source of great joy in his life. 
He was active in the North Idaho Classics Car Club.
He is survived by his wife, Arloa; children, Pauline (Dick) Sommerfeldt, Yahk, BC; Lonnie (Nancy) Griner Woodard, Provo; Steven (Mary) Woodard, Albuquerque, N.M.; Lew (Sheron) Woodard, Pagosa Springs, Colo.; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Caroline Woodard, Vernal; Mary Ann Bodily, Layton; and brother, Daniel Woodard, West Valley City. 
He was preceded in death by his son, Larry Dean Woodard; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister and brother.
Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 24 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel, Couer d'Alene 2nd Ward. 
Graveside services were held Monday, Nov. 27 in the Green Lawn Cemetery, Farmington, N.M.
Services were under the direction of Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d'Alene Chapel.

Mary Edna Hatch

Mary Edna Perrine Hatch, 81, passed away Dec. 6, 2001 at her home in Vernal. She was born March 16, 1920 in Branson County, W.Va. to John and Cora Shaver Perrine. She married William Workman on June 14, 1945 in Paris, France. They later divorced. She married Joe Hatch Sept. 17, 1975. Mary served in the European Theater in World War II. She worked in the VA Hospital, Cottonwood Hospital, Roosevelt Hospital, and as the Duchesne County Health nurse before retiring from Ashley Valley Medical Center in Vernal at the age of 72. 
Mary enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking, camping and being with friends and family. She loved the outdoors. Mary was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was a very giving person. She was always smiling and laughing, and always had a joke. 
Mary is survived by her husband, Joe; daughters, Binky Workman (Kelly) Goodrich of Rock Springs, Wyo.; Penny Sue Workman Foote of Vernal; grandchildren, Kristen D. (Randy) Tarufelli, Onalaska, Wis.; Kelly D. (Toni) Goodrich Jr. of Rock Springs, Wyo.; Kasey D. Goodrich of Laramie, Wyo.; Michael L. Foote, Brian L. (Alicia) Foote, Travis L. Foote and Wayne L. Foote, all of Vernal; nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her stepchildren: Joyce (Stan) Thornton, Joe (Bernice) Hatch Jr., Tammy (Craig) Morgan; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Audrey Mollohan, Ralph (Lorina) Perrine, Clifford (Audrey) Perrine, Helen (Jack) Griffin, Edra Setterington, Norma (Bob) Wynne; Dale Boggs.
She is preceded in death by her parents; son, William W. Workman Jr.; and daughter, Mary Ann Workman; brothers and sisters, Blance, Vaughn, Dick and Paul.
Funeral services were held Dec. 11 in the Maeser 4th Ward LDS Chapel. Burial was in the Maeser-Fairview Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion, under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Mortuary. 

Kenneth Aycock

Kenneth Robert Aycock, 85, passed away Dec. 11, 2001 in Vernal. Kenneth was born Sept. 29, 1916 to Robert and Addie Maud Sowards Aycock in Vernal. 
He attended local schools, graduating from Uintah High School. Kenneth attended Utah State and Brigham Young University graduating in 1939 with a degree in Accounting and Business Administration. Kenneth is a Veteran of World War II serving as a major in the Field Artillary in the European Theater of Operations. He married his sweetheart Alyce Stephenson of Duchesne, on February 17, 1944. The marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple. 
Kenneth served as principal and coach at Duchesne High School. He served as manager of the Uintah Power and Light Company in Roosevelt and Utah Power and Light in Vernal. While living in Roosevelt, Kenneth was very active on the City Council and served as Mayor. Kenneth worked in the Electrical Utility Industry for 36 years in Vernal. He continued to be active in the Community affairs serving as President of the Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce, Vernal Rotary Club, a member of the Uintah School Board, Chairman Advisory Council for the Uintah Area Agency and many other civic and community position. Kenneth was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served as Bishop, High Councilman, High Priest Group Leader and Chairman of the Boy Scouts committee. Kenneth loved and was very successful in raising a garden.
He is survived by his wife, Alyce Aycock; 3 sons, Stephen (Shirley) Aycock, of Duchesne; Gordon (Ruby) Aycock, of Billings, Mt.; Rodney (Kristy) Aycock, of Vernal; 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Schaefermeyer, of Vernal. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
Funeral Service will be Sat., Dec. 15, 2001 at 11 a.m. in the Vernal 9th LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call at Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary, Friday evening from 6-8 and on Saturday at the Chapel one hour prior to the Services. Burial will be in the Vernal Memorial Park, with Military honors provided by the American Legion, under the direction of Thomson Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 

Nola Mae Parry

Nola Mae Parry, age 64, died on Dec. 9, 2001 at the Dixie Regional Medical Center, in St.George. 
She was born April 13, 1937 in Salt Lake City to Marcus Lee and Nola May Walker Hunsaker. She married Melvon Connell Parry on May 13, 1955 in Salt Lake City. Shortly thereafter their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Nola was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Nola enjoyed bowling, bingo, camping with her family and sewing. She was a total mother and home maker. She especially enjoyed sewing and crocheting blankets for her grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother grandmother, and great-grandmother, and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Nola is survived by her husband, Melvon, of 46 years; sons and daughters: Les (Vernetta) Parry, Pleasant Grove, Noland Lee (Nancy) Parry, Pleasant Grove, Michael Jay (Barbara) Parry, Provo, Kathy (Steve) Pace, Orem, Ricky (Kaylene) Parry, Lehi, LisaJo (Dale) Richardson, Albuquerque, N.M., Wayne (Kim) Parry, Vernal; 35 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her mother of Salt Lake City; brothers & sisters: Leah Hardman, Mesquite, Nev., Lee Hunsaker, Ruth Butkovitch, and Ray Hunsaker, all of Salt Lake City. She was preceded in death by her father Marcus Lee Hunsaker, step-father, Bud Walker and a sister, Colleen.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. in the Glines 2nd Ward Chapel, 1500 W. Hwy. 40. Family and friends may call Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Spafford Funeral Home and on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the chapel prior to the services. Interment will be in the Cedar View Cemetery under direction of the Spafford Funeral Home. 

Leah Massey Abplanalp

Leah Massey Abplanalp, 75, passed away Dec. 6, 2001 in Vernal. 
She was born June 23, 1926 in Vernal to John Norval and Gladys Britt Massey. She married Theron Howard Abplanalp on June 27, 1947 in Salt Lake City. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple in 1975. Leah was a very active member of the LDS Church and held many positions. She loved gardening and always had pretty flowers. She loved music and had a wonderful singing voice and enjoyed hand work, drawing and painting. Leah had great love for her family and grandchildren. 
She is survived by her husband; three children, Stephen M. (Judy) Abplanalp of Vernal, Robert Abplanalp of Prineville, Oregon and April (Nyle) Warburton of Vernal; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Eula (Lynn) Hall; Reyma Horrocks, both of Vernal; Enid (Merrill) Anderson of Orem, Sybil (Ben) Webb of Murray, Laurel (Bob) Enser of Salt Lake City and brother, Garth (Betty) Massey of Livingston, Mont. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Norval, Burrell and Markel.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 10 at the Maeser Stake Center. Burial was in the Rock Point Cemetery under the direction of Thomson Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 

Millie Cooper

Funeral services for Millie Cooper, Jan. 11, 1926 to Dec. 2, 2001, were held Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. at the Kingsbury Community Church with Pastor David Popham conducting.
Prelude and postlude music was provided by Mary Schaefermeyer. The opening prayer was offered by J. Harvey Madsen. Denice Allen sang "Amazing Grace" and "Danny Boy," accompanied by Janet Nelson. Rae Jacobsen and Donald Penny spoke. The closing prayer was offered by Glade Watkins.
Pastor David Popham performed the committal. Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. 

Troy Thomas Barnes

Troy Thomas Barnes, 38 passed away Dec. 17, 2001 of an apparent heart attack. He was born Nov. 25, 1963 in Rock Springs, Wyo. to Ronald Randy and Cathy Brow Nielson. He married Jeanene Perkins, who Troy loved dearly.
Troy worked for Key Energy, rig #978. He enjoyed restoring old cars and camping with his family at Joe's Valley near Orangeville. Troy was the handy man for his family and friends. If anyone needed something fixed or made he was there. Troy's first love was his wife Jeanene with the great Dane Bronson running a close second.
Troy is survived by his wife, Jeanene, mother & father: Cathy and Randy Nielson, grandmother, Stella Nielson, brothers: Tracy, Ron (Monica), Johnny (Angel), & Charles (Jill) Nielson, all of Vernal, and one sister, Tina (Mike) Hoagland, Billings, Mont. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Troy was a kind and compassionate man with a big heart. He was loved very much and will be missed greatly.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. at the Spafford Funeral Home, 224 E. 500 S. Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Gerald 'Jeri' Dee McKinlay Morrell

Gerald Dee McKinlay Morrell, 70, formerly from Vernal, Price and Ogden, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at her home after a short battle with cancer. Mrs. Morrell was born in Teton City, Idaho on August 27, 1931.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served in many positions in Young Women, Primary and Relief Society organizations.
Mrs. Morrell retired from the Utah District Courts, where she served for many years as a court clerk in Price.
Survivors include her husband, Merrill Allen Morrell; step-son, Donald Morrell, Laveres, Colo.; sons, Michael Morrell, Stafford, Va.; Troy Morrell, London, England; daughters, Laurie Marquis, Johnson City, Tenn.; Angela Arnold, American Fork; one sister, Clarice Thompson, St. Anthony, Idaho; 21 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and hundreds of nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Morrell was preceded in death by her parents, Alma James McKinlay and Margaret Birch, brothers, Cleo, Wesley and Lee McKinlay; sister, Norma Nelson; and one daughter, Gail Bentley.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m. at the Myers Mortuary Chapel, 845 Washington Blvd. in Ogden, where family and friends may call on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Interment will be in the North Ogden Cemetery.
Send condolences to family at www.myers-mortuary.com.

Connie Chapoose

Constance "Connie" Lynn Jensen Chapoose, 63, of Fort Duchesne, returned home to her Father in Heaven on Dec. 15, 2001, at the Stewart's Care and Rehabilitation Center after complications from a long series of strokes that began in 1975. 
She was born July 14, 1938, in St. George, to Charles Franklin and Kathleen Ardella Wallis Jensen. She was raised in St. George and graduated from Dixie High School. While attending Dixie Jr. College, she worked as a lifeguard at the St. George Community Pool and at the local movie theater. She married Robert Conner Chapoose, Sr., on Dec. 20, 1956. Their marriage was later solemnized on Dec. 8, 1968, in the Salt Lake Temple. 
Connie was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held numerous positions including Young Women's president, Relief Society president, teacher in the Sunday School and Primary, ward chorister and coach for the Young Women's basketball, softball and field hockey (shinny) teams. Prior to moving to the Uintah Basin in 1985, she worked at the Hopi Kiva and Teepee Gallery selling arts and crafts and as a swimming instructor.
She loved swimming, bowling, softball, baseball, camping, fishing and hunting. She wrote and composed many songs, poems, road shows and plays. She spoke Ute fluently and shared the native culture with girl and boy scouts and various church and school groups. She always had a positive and loving attitude toward everyone and a warm sense of humor. She raised many other children besides her own, had many friends and touched many lives. She will be greatly missed by all, especially her grandchildren. 
She is survived by her husband, Robert Sr., Fort Duchesne; Robert Jr. (Vodne) Chapoose, Fort Duchesne; Vernie Mack Chapoose, Vernal; David Scott (Lori) Chapoose, Roosevelt; Leslie Ann Chapoose, Fort Duchesne; 15 grandchildren, brothers and sister, Charleen (Steve) Flint, Mojave Valley, Ariz.; John Neil (Marion) Jensen, Ogden; Joseph Eric (Eileen) Jensen, Riverton; and James Douglas (Linda) Jensen, St. George.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Kathleen, brother and sisters, Jerry David Jensen, Lillian Gale Bratcher and Wanda Karen Jensen Turner Caswell Miller.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Ballard LDS Chapel. Friends and family may call one hour prior to the service at the church.
Burial will be in the Fort Duchesne Cemetery under the direction of Hullinger Mortuary. 

Gordon C. 'Pete' Peterson

Gordon C. "Pete" Peterson, 59, of Neola, passed away Dec. 10, 2001, at his home from cancer.
He was born June 6, 1942, in Neola, to Cecil and Palmera Detomasi Peterson. He married Donna Luck on July 24, 1972, in Elko, Nev. She died May 12, 2000.
Pete was a "Great White Hunter and Fisherman." He lived for it. He was an avid outdoorsman and had a few hunting dogs that he took everywhere. he was an engineer for the Utah Department of Transportation for 40 years and enjoyed that job very much. He was a great friend to everyone and was well liked. He loved his grandkids and being with them. 
Pete is survived by his children, Ginger Priebe, Raleen (Brian) Gines, son in-law, Fred Priebe, all of Neola; six grandchildren, Alissa and Jaden Priebe; Jaicey, Kassidy, Courtney and baby Gines; sister, Marilyn Hinckley, Bountiful. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Neola LDS Chapel with Bishop Shane Gordon officiating. The family prayer was offered by Marilyn Hinckley, prelude and postlude music provided by Larain Mobley. Heather Limon offered the invocation and the congregation sang "How Great Thou Art." Connie Peterson gave the eulogy and Raleen Gines, Fred Priebe and Brian Gines spoke. Melody Gardner sang "Together Forever," accompanied by Larain Mobley. Bishop Gardner gave remarks and Kristen Faux offered the benediction. Brian Gines dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Larry Swain, Dee Peterson, Fred Priebe, Aaron Pace, Eric Nelson, Kirby Anderson, Brian Gines and Ken Ross. Honorary pallbearers were Jaden Priebe, Ervan Rhoades, Derwin Priebe Levaughn Gines, Jake Gines and several co-workers and friends.
Interment was in the Neola cemetery under the direction of the Hullinger Mortuary.

Leah Massey Abplanalp

Funeral services for Leah Massey Abplanalp, born June 23, 1926, died Dec. 6, 2001, were held Dec. 10 at the Maeser Stake Center with Bishop Cody White conducting.
Jay Abplanalp offered the family prayer. Prelude and postlude music was provided by Cathy Feltch. Lyle Glines offered the invocation. Bonnie Jo Fisher performed "Beyond The Sunset" and "Going Home," accompanied by Debra Anderson. Jeremy Warburton and Robert Enser spoke. Ben Webb offered the benediction and Nyle Warburton dedicated the grave. 
Pallbearers were Jeremy Warburton, Zachary Warburton, Wesley Warburton, Sean Abplanalp, Rusty Abplanalp and Stoney Abplanalp. Honorary pallbearers included Leah's grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Interment was in the Rock Point Cemetery under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. Compassionate services were provided by the Maeser 5th Ward Relief Society.

Kenneth Aycock

Funeral services for Kenneth Robert Aycock, born Sept. 29, 1916 and died Dec. 11, 2001, were held Dec. 15 at the Vernal 9th LDS Ward Chapel with Bishop Arvid Sullivan conducting.
Stephen Aycock, son, offered the family prayer. Prelude and postlude music was played by Renee Labrum. Bishop Sullivan read the obituary and gave the remarks. Stephen Aycock, Gordon Aycock and Rodney Aycock, sons, along with Lawrence Siddoway were speakers. A "Tribute to Grandpa" was given by Ryan Aycock, grandson.
Kimberly Sechrist, granddaughter, accompanied by Michelle Rayl, performed the musical number "Because I Have Been Given Much." "How Great Thou Art" was sang by Leon Hoyt, Charles Archer, Ron Litton and Josh Graham. The congregation sang "Each Life that Touches Ours for Good."
Mary Schaefermeyer, sister, offered the benediction. Joel Sechrist, grandson, dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were grandsons Russell Aycock, Ryan Aycock, Taylor Aycock, Cory Aycock, Robby Aycock, Kenneth Aycock, Brody Aycock, Brandon Aycock and Kylen Aycock. Honorary pallbearers were Vernal 9th Ward high priests and Vernal Chamber of Commerce.
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Mortuary. Full military honors were provided by the American Legion. Compassionate services were provided by Vernal 9th Ward Relief Society.

Mary Perrine Hatch

Funeral services for Mary Perrine Hatch, born March 16, 1920, died Dec. 6, 2001, were held Dec. 11 at the Maeser 4th Ward Chapel with Bishop Dana O'Crowley conducting.
Grant Hatch offered the family prayer and Tammy Morgan gave the invocation. Prelude and postlude music was provided by Sandy Barfuss. The congregation sang "I Know That My Redeemer Lives" and "God Be With You Till We Meet Again." Darrel Nelson and Bishop Galynn Oaks spoke. A musical number, "Whispering Hope," was performed by Kevin VanTassell, accompanied by Sandy Barfuss. Craig Morgan offered the benediction and Ivan Hall dedicated the grave. 
Pallbearers were Brian Foote, Wayne Foote, Michael Foote, Jeff Morgan, Nick Morgan and Merritt Browne.
Honorary pallbearers were David Atkin, Kelly Goodrich, Jr, Hollis Haws, Ivan Hall, Kasey Goodrich, Bret Hendricks, Kelly Goodrich, Sr, Sam Hatch and Lynn McClure. Interment was in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. Military honors provided by The American Legion. Compassionate services were provided by Maeser 4th Ward Relief Society.

Nola Mae Hunsaker Parry

Funeral services for Nola Mae Hunsaker Parry, born April 13, 1937, died Dec. 9, 2001, were held Dec. 13, at the Glines 2nd Ward Chapel with Bishop Gregory Cochrane officiating.
Les Parry offered the family prayer. Prelude and postlude music was provided by Racquel Williams. The congregation sang "Nearer My God To Thee" and Cathy Pace offered the invocation. Ray Hunsaker shared childhood memories and Noland Parry shared adult memories. Nola's grandchildren performed a musical number, "Families Can Be Together Forever," accompanied by Mandy Parry.
Mike Parry and Wayne Parry spoke and Bishop Cochrane gave remarks. Mandy Parry performed musical numbers, "Laura's Theme" and "Sunrise, Sunset" and Lisa Richardson offered the benediction. Rick Parry dedicated the grave. 
Pallbearers were Ricky L. Parry, Wayne C. Parry, Steve Pace, Jason L. Parry, Joshua A. Parry, M. Dean Twitchell, Rinald Wayne Jolley and Rinald Douglas Jolley. Honorary pallbearers were Les M. Parry, Noland L. Parry, Michael J. Parry and Grant C. Parry. 
Interment was in the Cedar View Cemetery under the direction of Spafford Funeral Home. Compassionate services were provided by Glines 2nd Ward Relief Society.

Ray Sadlier

On Dec. 10, 2001, our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Charles Laray "Ray" Sadlier, lost his battle to cancer at his home in McKinnon, Wyo. Ray was born on April 30, 1934 to Claude William and Alice Mae Petersen Sadlier in Clawson. He joined the Air Force in February 1953 and received an honorable discharge in 1957. Ray married Pauline Hymas in Bountiful, on Dec. 26, 1959, after which they made their home in McKinnon. 
Ray was very outgoing and well respected by all who knew him. He loved to hunt, fish and work the ranch that was his livelihood. He was always willing to help anyone in need and was known as the Community Vet for their animals. Ray was serving as a member of the Daggett County Road and Transportation District and was a Daggett County commissioner for 14 years from 1977 to 1991. Ray served as a High School Rodeo Club advisor, when the boys were in school. Ray always enjoyed talking to people and was always well liked by those who knew him. He was very honest and respected by all.
He was preceded in death by a wife, Judy Christiansen; infant daughter, Rose; father, Claude Sadlier and brother, Ellis (Ike) Sadlier.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline Sadlier; of McKinnon, four children, Kurt (Debra) Sadlier of Green River, Wyo., Carma (Kevin) Slaugh of Vernal; Robin Sadlier of Coalville; Troy Sadlier of Vernal; grandchildren, Cody, Dustin, Heather, Korby, Trevor, Abigail, Tara and Brittany; his mother, Alice Sadlier and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Dec. 14 at the McKinnon LDS Ward Chapel with Steve Wilkinson conducting. Wayne James offered the family prayer. Prelude and postlude music was provided by Kay Potter and the invocation was offered by Dale Hymas. Clyde Hanks read the obituary and Mark Anderson spoke. Musical numbers, "It's Wyoming" and "Daddy's Hands," were performed by Cher Maras. Chad Hymas offered the benediction and Kelly Hymas dedicated the grave. 
Pallbearers were Don Stoll, Milt Beck, Ren Anderton, Elbert "Punky" Steinaker, Jr., Bob Sadlier and Kin Stroll. Honorary pallbearers were Alonzo "Lunk" Jarvie, Larry Beck, Dale Taylor, Glen Wadsworth and "The Branding Crew."
Interment was in the McKinnon Cemetery under the direction of Thomson Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. Military honors were provided by The American Legion. Compassionate services by the McKinnon Ward Relief Society.

Kenneth Riker

Kenneth Harold Riker, 74, of Lapoint, passed quietly away Dec. 10, 2001, at home of cancer.
He was born May 10, 1927, in Easton, Pa., to Sidney Walter and Caroline Umhizer Riker. He married Doris Vivian Brown on August 11, 1946, in Dover, N.J.
Kenneth joined the Air Force shortly after WWII. He then worked as a timberman for the Great Lakes Timber Company and was a gilsonite miner. He has lived in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Texas, Colorado and Utah. He has been in the Uintah Basin since 1975. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife Doris, of Lapoint; children, Linda (John) Brown, Vernal; Kenneth Jr. (Frances) Riker, Mosca, Colo.; Sid (Marilyn) Riker, Wayne (Kathy) Riker, both of Lapoint; Robert (Amy) Riker, Vernal; Kathy Morse, Afton, Wyo.; 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Charles Riker, Gering, Neb.
He was preceded in death by a son, Glenn Riker and 10 brothers and sisters. 
Cremation was handled by Hullinger Mortuary. The family requests that no flowers be sent. 

Diane Phillips

Diane Einerson Phillips, 54, Roosevelt died Dec. 16, 2000 at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo after a short illness. 
Diane was born Oct. 19, 1946 in Salt Lake City to Blaine and Clula Robinson Einerson. 
Diane's greatest joy was her children and grandchildren. She loved to spend time with all of them, especially her grandchildren. Her hobbies were fishing, going to the mountains, and she was an avid reader. She was an active memeber of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in several callings. She enjoyed chewing on ice, and those who knew her saw her do it often. Diane worked as a mental health advocate for the state of Utah, and was active in getting funds for these programs.
She is survived by two daughters, Tracy Paige (Tom) Hunt, Hurricane; Carrie Ellen (Lane) Cook, Roosevelt; a daughter-in-law, Janece Phillips Kenney, Tridell; her father and step-mother, Blaine and Leah Einerson, Vernal; brothers and sisters, Janet Einerson, Blanding; Clay (Bobbie) Einerson, Altonah; Klea (Lee) Beatty, Hurricane; Dick (Dantzelle) Einerson, Blanding; Karen (Mike) McKee, Tridell; and Scott (Tammy) Einerson, Vernal. She is preceded in death by a son, Ronald Craig Phillips; mother, Clula Einerson; and parents-in-law, Ronald C. & Marguerite Phillips. 
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 19 in the Roosevelt Stake Center. 
Burial was in the Tridell Cemetery under the direction of the Hullinger Mortuary. 

Marvin L. Wadley

Marvin Lewis Wadley, 63, of Vernal, died Dec. 19, 2000. He was born Dec. 20, 1937 in Reno, Nev., a son of Marion and Lyle Hanna Olsen Wadley. He married Estella R. Washburn May 21, 1960 in Ely, Nev. 
Marvin graduated from Lincoln High School in 1955. He was employed at EIMCO in Salt Lake City for 33 years. He retired in January of 2000. He served in the U.S. Air Force for seven years. He and Estella lived in Orem for many years and moved to Vernal where they owned and operated Stella's Kitchen. 
Survivor's include his wife, Estella of Vernal; and his five sons, Rod (Patty) Wadley, Vernal; Mike (Janis) Wadley, Springville; Matt (Sandy) Wadley, Brett Wadley and Brad (Becky) Wadley, all of Orem. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 South State St. in Orem. Friends may call Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to services. 
Interment will be in the Orem City Cemetery under the direction of Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary.

Melvin Richens

Melvin Eugene Richens, 77, of Vernal died Dec. 18, 2000 from a heart attack. Melvin was born Oct. 11, 1923 in Ogden, the son of Vern and Melvina Thompson Richens. He was fifth of 15 children. He married Lois Jean Cook Pehacek on Jan. 9, 1947 in Vernal. He was a life-time resident of Vernal. He used to herd sheep, lived in Ogden for while, and worked in Rangely, Colo., and in the oil fields. He moved to little Bonanza where he drove a Gilsonite truck for about four years. He then moved to Vernal and went to work for Intermountain Concrete with Joe Murray, driving a cement mixer for 33 years. He retired in 1985. 
He enjoyed the outdoors, went fishing, hunting, camping, baseball, singing and playing the guitar. He loved to make people feel at home with lots of laughter and love. He grew a garden every year and took care of what he could around the house and chores. Melvin loved all his family members and spending time with them. His most love was for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Floyd Duane Richens; two daughters, Sharon Louise Richens and Donna Arlene Richens; his parents; six sisters and two brothers. 
He is survived by his wife, Lois Jean Richens; two sons, Marvin Gene Richens and Leon (Alice) Richens; two daughters, Beverly Ann Richens and Verna (Keith) Peterson; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Nephi (Hazel) Atwood, Vernal; Carol Ebeling, Sunset; brothers, Bud (Nial) Richens, Gusher; Merlin (Rhea) Richens, Roosevelt; Clifton (Joyce) Richens; Grant (Cheryl) Richens, all of Vernal. 
Fuernal services will be held Thursday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. in the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. Friends may call Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and one hour prior to the services. 
Burial will be in the Vernal Memorial Park with military honors provided by the American Legion under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

Lyman Chlarson

Funeral services for Lyman Wilson Chlarson, born June 26, 1908 and died Dec. 4, 2000, were held Tuesday, Dec. 12 in the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with President Charles Beede conducting. 
Sheldon Galley offered the family prayer with prelude and postlude music played by Sonja Seeley. 
Lorin Hacking gave the invocation. 
Speakers were Woodey Searle and Lon Seeley. 
Vern Goodrich, Norm Haslem and Ben Mahaffey, accompanied by Barbara Mahaffey, sang "A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief" and "Each Life That Touches Ours For Good."
Tributes were offered by Toni Searle, Barbara Mahaffey, Clayton Curtis and Sonja Seeley. 
Arden Robbins gave the benediction and Lon Seeley dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Woodey Searle, Marty Hansen, Elmer Caldwell, Dawson Seeley, Lon Seeley, Rance Searle, Milt Searle and Sheldon Galley. 
Honorary pallbearers were all of Lyman's friends at the care center.
Interment was in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

Yolanda Kerlin

Funeral mass for Yolanda "Lanny" Kerlin, born July 27, 1934 and died Dec. 11, 2000, were held Thursday, Dec. 14 in the Saint James Catholic Church with Father Jan Bednarz officiating.
Susan Silcox was cantor and Linda Shimmin was organist. 
"Ave Maria" was sung as the entrance hymn; "Shepherd Me O God" was sung as the Psalm; "Hosea" was sung as the Offertory hymn; "Only In God" was the Communion Hymn and "Like A Child Rest" was sung as the Recessional hymn.
Craig Stratton read the 23rd Psalm and Acts 10:34-36, 42-43. 
John 14:1-6 was read and Hal Aronson gave the eulogy.
Final commendation and committal prayer was offered by Father Bednarz.
Pallbearers were Mike Kerlin, Mark Kerlin, Richard Mathis, Hal Aronson, Carl Maldonado and Troy Lupcho. 
Interment was in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with compassionate services offered by Saint James Parish.

Thelma Bradford

Funeral services for Thelma Irene Bradford, born August 14, 1916 and died Dec. 11, 2000, were held Monday, Dec. 18 in the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with Minister Beryl Wright conducting.
Phil Daggett played prelude and postlude music. 
Minister Wright offered a prayer and Pastor Daggett gave the obituary and family memories.
The Ashley Valley Christian Fellowship Praise Team sang "Amazing Grace" and "Just As I Am;" and Phil Daggett sang "Going Home For Christmas."
Minister Wright gave a message and Pastor Daggett dedicated the grave.
Pallbearers were Ed Gass, Jim Shewell, Duke Daily, Christopher Walters Lonnie Meeks and Bobby Cooper. 
Honorary pallbearers were Gib Bennett and Blain Corbin.
Interment was in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

Matt Collier

Funeral services are pending Friday at 11 a.m. for Matt Collier, 38 of Vernal, who died Dec. 19 from injuries sustained in a car accident. 
Services will be under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

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