CARBONVILLE – Leonard Fredrick Leek, age 76, passed away quietly at his home Aug. 21, 2002 while surrounded by his family.
He was born July 2, 1926 in Scofield to Foster and Alta Theresa Wright Leek. Married Betty Redd June 27, 1953 in Grand Junction, Colo., and they celebrated 49 years together.
Member Trinity Christian Church in Price.
Leonard loved to laugh, joke, have fun, and no one was a stranger to him.
He enjoyed traveling, camping and talking on his CB radio. His handle was known as the Grey Ghost.
Leonard was a retired member of the United Mine Workers of America, Independent Coal & Coke Local 1681, where he worked in local mines for 43 years. He just received his 60-year pin from the UMWA.
He will be dearly missed by his family and a community of friends.
Survived by his wife, Betty Leek, Carbonville; three daughters, Jeannie Leek Twitchell, Helper; Lenda L. Leek, Helper; Connie Leek Waddell, Carbonville; three grandchildren, Clinton Twitchell, Stacey Twitchell, Cody Waddell; five brothers and one sister, Jerry (Francis) Leek, Moroni; Kenneth (Judy) Leek, Fairview; Floyd (Sylvia) Leek, West Valley; William “Bill” Leek, Helper; Sam (Barbara) Leek, Scofield; and Shannon (J.B.) Wiggins, Moab.
Funeral service was held Saturday, Aug. 24, Mitchell Funeral Home. Graveside service Saturday, Scofield Cemetery.
GREEN RIVER/RICHFIELD – James Hermansen Ramsay, 76, of Green River, passed away peacefully at his home on August 23, 2002.
He was born October 10, 1925 in Richfield to Don Carlos and Carrie Hermansen Ramsay. He married Shirley Church, the marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple, November 11, 1965.
Although he was born in Richfield, he considered Green River his home. During his life here on earth he struggled with numerous health problems. His family was very blessed to have him with them for these 76 years. Jim had many God-given gifts. He taught school for 23 years, elementary through high school. He was beloved by many of his students. He also used his teaching talents to serve the Lord. For many years he taught High Priest Quorum in his LDS Ward. He also served as Ward Clerk.
He was unique in that he worked side by side with his wife, Shirley. They quilted, canned, and owned two businesses together including “Sage and Sand Trailer Court” and “Desert Edge Sundries.” Using these resources, he gave generously to those in need. Jim also worked for Green River City. He served as councilman, a crossing guard and city treasurer. He volunteered many hours at the city museum.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Church Ramsay; son, Christian James Ramsay; daughter, Alicia (Trent) Burr. He enjoyed his five grandchildren, Joseph Ramsay, Thomas James, Morgan, Kalin and Elece Burr.
He was preceded in death by his parents; older brother, Don Ramsay; and he has two living sisters, Helen Madsen and Ada Dean “Trim” (Laurie) Mattison.
Our family expresses deep gratitude to the people of Green River for their extended care, love and hours of devoted service to our family during this time. God Bless!
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, August 27, at 10:30 a.m. at the Green River LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call on Tuesday from 9 to 10 a.m. Burial, Richfield City Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. Funeral directors are Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary, Richfield.
ORANGEVILLE – Our beloved Glenna Amanda Cox Price, 83, passed away Aug. 10, 2002 in Ferron.
She was born Nov. 7, 1918 in Ferron to Arthur Ludene and Theo Hitchcock Cox. She was married by her father on Nov. 26, 1938 to Owen D. Price in Clawson. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
She always kept a beautiful home and garden. She was a very good seamstress and cook, and loved entertaining many people in her home. She especially enjoyed riding horses and exploring on the San Rafael with her husband. She handled book work for her husband at the Owen D. Price Construction Co. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she actively served in positions including primary president, relief society counselor, and enjoyed serving as a ward and primary organist for many years.
She is survived by husband of 64 years, Owen D. Price, Orangeville; children David Price, Castle Dale; Connie (John) Wickman, Patricia Huntington, Kathy (Royal) Ockey, all of Orangeville; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; brothers, Merrill (Elaine) Cox, Spanish Fork; Dean (Nina) Cox; and Donald V. (Diana) Cox, all of Price. She was preceded in death by parents; two sisters, Ila Jensen and Clara Jensen.
Funeral services were held at the Orangeville Ward Chapel Aug. 14. The interment was held at the Ferron Cemetery under the direction of Fausett Mortuary, Castle Dale.