Elizabeth "Betsy" Johene Cuch

Aug 12, 2022

Betsy was born Elizabeth Johnenne Sparger on October 3, 1952 in Hobbs, New Mexico, to Freddy and Jo Helen Sparger. She left us on August 12, 2022. Betsy was a mother, a sister, daughter, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend. She spent most of her life sharing her love by caring for people. Whether through fellowship with her church, her work...

Dorothy Perry Pedersen

Aug 11, 2022

It is with both joy and sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Dorothy Perry Pedersen, at her home on August 11, 2022, at the age of 97. Her loving presence and steady influence will be greatly missed, but we rejoice that she is again reunited with her husband, W. Max Pedersen, and many departed family and...

Irvin (JR) Henry Lewis

Aug 8, 2022

Irvin Henry Lewis, Jr. always known as “Junior”

Junior was born in a little country house in Stanton County Kansas on January 26, 1932. He was the youngest of 3 children born to Irvin H. Lewis and Effie (Mae) Hardin. The eldest a sister Ethel Lorraine Lewis Tucker Floyd, and brother John Clinton Lewis. All have preceded him in death....

Wendell Navanick Jr

Aug 5, 2022

Wendell Navanick Jr. passed away on August 5, 2022 in Vernal. He was born November 27, 1971 in Salt Lake City to Wendell Navanick Sr. and Barbara L. Land- Cuch.

Wendell got his High School Diploma from Duchesne School District in 2003, and later got his Culinary Arts, from Southern Utah University in 2006.

He loved watching and playing football...

Scott Bozarth

Jul 26, 2022

Nathan Scott Bozarth

February 8, 1959- July 26, 2022

Nathan Scott Bozarth was born in Marysville Hospital in Ohio on February 8, 1959 to Nathan and Maxine Bozarth, he was the second of four children.

He joined the Army in October 20, 1976 - October 19, 1979 and three years later he became a diesel mechanic.He married Lori Yates in...

Rell T Merkley

Jul 24, 2022

Our beloved Husband, Father, and friend departed this earthly life on July 24th 2022. Rell grew up on his parent’s farm in Dry Fork. He spent many years with his parents and brother Glen at Oaks Park working with his dad Joseph who was a water master there. Rell attended Uintah High School and enjoyed doing things with his friends...

Kent Woehrmann

Jul 21, 2022

Kent Woehrmann, 72 of Hurricane formerly of Vernal, left us much too soon. He was born November 8, 1949, to Albert and Leola Woehrmann and raised in Vernal where he excelled in wrestling at Uintah.

He worked in various parts of the oil field most of his career including Dowell and Brown Oil where he gained the knowledge to start...

Emma Jean Workman Johnston

Jul 21, 2022

Emma Jean Workman Johnston passed away on July 21, 2022 in her home in Vernal. She was born to Henry and Jennie Oaks Workman on December 23, 1932. Jean married Asa Robert Johnston on July 17, 1951. They had 5 children. Jean graduated from Uintah High School in 1951 and never missed a class reunion. Jean was a hairdresser and...

Marlene (Gurr) Kendall

Jul 17, 2022

Marlene Kendall passed away on July 17, 2022 after a battle with leukemia.

On November 30, 1937 a ray of sunshine entered into the lives of Earl and Bula Gillman Gurr as they welcomed their first child into this world and named her Marlene.  She was the first of their 6 children and she was given many responsibilities even as...

Grace S Gardiner

Jul 12, 2022

Grace Southam Gardiner was born October 1, 1936 in Vernal, Utah the oldest of 5 children.  Grace returned to her heavenly father and her beloved Ferris on July 12, 2022. She married Ferris M Gardiner on October 1, 1953 in the Salt Lake City Temple. 

Grace is survived by their three children; Katherine Gardiner of Vernal, Geraldine Miller of...

Vincent Scott Ream

Jul 7, 2022

Vincent Scott Ream, age 47 passed away on July 7, 2022 after a short battle with cancer at his home in Magna, Utah surrounded by his family.  He was born December 26, 1974 in Vernal, Utah to Richard Vincent Ream and Colleen Rasmussen Ream.  Vincent attended Hunter High School and graduated in 1993.  Ten years later in 2003 he met...

Sharon Zufelt Johnson

Jul 2, 2022

Sharon Delores Zufelt Johnson

Our beloved wife and mother slipped the bonds of mortality and into the arms of her Savior and many family members and friends on July 2, 2022.  She came into this mortal world on May 31, 1947 to Margret Arlene Boughan and Clifford Harold Zufelt in Durango, Colorado.  Her first home was at Red Mesa, Colorado....

Aaron Wayne Pope

Jul 1, 2022

Aaron Wayne Pope

November 30, 1977-July 1, 2022


Aaron W. Pope of Vernal Utah returned home July 1, 2022 at age 44 surrounded by his loved ones. He is survived by his wife Stacey, his 3 children Cohen (Boy), Breanna (Hoowa), and Beckett (Wedgie or Joe). His Mom and Dad, 5 siblings, and 15 nieces and nephews.

Aaron served...

Buddy Allen Russell

Jun 25, 2022

****Blackburn Mortuary is not handling the services for Buddy. The family has asked we share his information here.****

It was a beautiful morning in Heaven when our Hero passed.

The morning of June 25, 2022 Buddy Allen Russell, 76, peacefully passed away from a 2-month battle with throat cancer. He passed at his home in Farmington, New Mexico, with the...

Marsha Bell Richardson

Jun 25, 2022

Marsha Bell Rankin (Richardson)

Marsha Bell Rankin(Richardson) returned to her heavenly father on June 25,2022. She was born October 19,1952 to Jim Rankin and Edith (McCoy) Rankin. She is and always will be known as a wife, mother, grandmother.

She was the most stubbornly independent woman who always put her family first, and loved them fiercely. She was always...

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