HELPER-Ernestine Bueno, age 76, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 25, 2006 while surrounded by her loving family. She was born Aug. 22, 1930 in Center, Colo. to Esau and Mary O’cana Sanchez. She lived in the small farming community of Center until the age of 17.
Ernestine attended La Puente Bible College in Bakersfield, Calif. After Bible college she returned to Center to help in the small church; meanwhile, her parents and siblings relocated to Kenilworth, Utah. Her father worked in the coal mines. She soon relocated to Kenilworth as well.
While living in Utah, she met and married her husband Tony in 1949. In 1950, her parents and younger brothers and sisters moved to Pueblo, Colo. because her father accepted a job in the steel mill of Pueblo.
She always said the year of 1950 was the happiest and saddest time of her life. Happy because she had her first born; sad because her family had moved. She was happy to raise her family in Utah. Her husband Tony always made sure she spent two-three weeks out of every year visiting with her family in Pueblo.
She was always proud of her three children, Anthony, Lena and Helen. She was especially proud of her four grandchildren, Anthony, Melissa, Louis and Natalie.
Ernestine loved bragging about her grandchildren. If the grandchildren received any special awards or made any special accomplishments in school, she would make sure she would get the newspaper clipping, make copies, and send them off to her family in Pueblo. She always would say “my great-grandchildren are not cute, they’re beautiful.”
She loved traveling to Pueblo to visit with her sisters. She also liked taking an occasional trip to Wendover and Las Vegas. She loved listening to Elvis Presley’s gospel hymns. She liked collecting panda bear memorabilia and she enjoyed watching country music videos. She will be dearly missed by her family.
Survived by her three children, Anthony (Patsy) Bueno, Helper; Lena Bueno, Price; Helen (Louie) Tonc, Spring Glen; her four grandchildren, Anthony (Kari) Bueno, Salt Lake City; Melissa (Dan) Hamilton, Price; Louis Tonc, Natalie Tonc, both of Spring Glen; six great-grandchildren, Christopher, Cooper, Sydney, Alyssa, Jayden, and Emilyann; sisters, Eve (Eliseo) Vallejos, Alice (Joe) Alires, Hazel Espinoza, Elizabeth Vera, all of Colorado; Melva Renteria, California. Preceded in death by her husband Tony; parents; brothers, Albert, Saqueo and Nick Sanchez; sister, Charlotte Marquez; and two infant brothers.
Funeral service will be Tues. Aug. 29, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home. Family was at Mitchell’s Monday evening and will be at Mitchell’s one hour prior to service. Interment at Mt. View Cemetery, Helper.
ORANGEVILLE-Alice Bailey Fox, 92, of Orangeville, Utah, passed away Wed. Aug. 23, 2006 at the Emery County Nursing Home in Ferron. She was born Sept. 29, 1913, to Asa Ford and Annie Laurie Burdick Bailey. Married Jesse Eliot Fox Nov. 30. 1945 in Salt Lake City.
She loved cooking, sewing, gardening, flowers, boasting, fishing and the Clique Club playing Rook. Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she was a visiting teacher and was on the Old Folks committee.
Alice is survived by her daughters, Linda (David) Hansen and Peggy (Bill) Clark, eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, husband Jesse, and sisters Dora Larsen and Myrle Bailey.
Funeral services were held Sat. Aug. 26, 2006 at 1 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary Chapel in Castle Dale where a viewing was held prior to service. Burial in the Orangeville Cemetery.
WELLINGTON-Sammy J. Raby, age 81, passed away peacefully in Salt Lake City on Aug. 26, 2006. He was born March 9, 1925 in Payette, Idaho to Samuel J. and Pansy Allen Raby. He married Begona Rosie Eiguren on Aug. 27, 1950 in Boise, Idaho at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Sam was a member of the Navy Amphibious Corps during World War II. After serving in the Navy he broke horses for the US Army and rode saddle bronc in rodeos. He worked for Morrison-Knudsen for several years and was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 370.
In 1961 he went to work for the US Forest Service in Boise, Idaho. He was transferred to Price, Utah in 1966 and was a heavy equipment mechanic on the Manti-LaSal National Forest. He retired from the forest service in 1985 and took up ranching full time.
Sam’s greatest joy in life, besides his family, was his Hereford cattle. He won numerous awards for outstanding animals. Sam took his Herefords to shows across Utah and Nevada and is well respected in the cattle business. He served as President of the Eastern Utah Cattlemen’s Association, was a member of the Utah and American Hereford Associations and the Emery County Hereford Association. He served on the board of directors and was an inspector for the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service. He was a 4-H leader for 16 years for the Carbon Junior Livestock Club. His dedication in helping the 4-H youth succeed was rewarded by their many accomplishments.
He leaves behind his wife Begona “Bea” of 56 years; son, Sam Raby, Bluffdale; daughters, Kaylene (Dennis) Pearson, Huntington; Gaylene (Gary) Nelson, Helper; eight grandchildren, Travis and Dolan Raby, Kelly Brinkerhoff, Chandler and Meagan Pearson, Aric, Ashley and Tyler Nelson; five step-grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four sisters; and one brother. Preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Joseph.
Funeral service will be held Fri. Sept. 1, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main Street in Price. Vigil service, Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at Mitchell’s. Family will be at Mitchell’s Thursday and Friday one hour prior to services. Military honors, Cliffview Cemetery, Price.
CARBONVILLE-Richard T. Edwards, age 65, passed away August 27, 2006 while doing what he loved golfing and walking with his companion and best friend Jan.
He was born May 30, 1941 in Standardville, Utah to Edward and Ada Mary Cornish Edwards.
Longtime resident of Carbon County and graduate of Carbon High School. Richard honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He was a dedicated employee of Utah Power and Light where he retired from in 1995. He loved golfing, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survived by his companion and best friend, Jan Marchello, Carbonville; father, Edward Edwards, Carbonville; daugher Cindi Edwards Curry and husband, Clay Iorg, both of South Jordan; five grandchildren, Mark, Trinity, Danielle, Landon, and Katelyn; two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Marky.
He was preceded in death by his mother and granddaughter, Tiffany Rae Kerby.
Memorial graveside service, Thur. Aug. 31, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the Price City Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.