Hazel Sizemore Edwards

March 13, 2021

Hazel Sizemore Edwards 

Sept. 17, 1927 - March 13, 2021


      Hazel Edwards, 93, a lifelong resident of Rio Blanco County passed away Saturday March 13, 2021. 

      Hazel was born in Meeker, Colorado to parents Oscar and Lulu Sizemore. She was raised with two older brothers Roscoe Sizemore, Roy Sizemore, and younger sister Thelma (Sizemore) Moore 39 miles up the...

Jolene Rayanne Staley

March 6, 2021

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On May 8, 1985 Jolene Rayanne Staley entered this world to touch the lives of everyone she met. She was a wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt and a friend to many. She over-came many struggles and was a true inspiration and symbol of Strength. On December 12, 2012.  She...

Elizabeth Maestas Harrison

March 1, 2021

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Elizabeth (Elizaida) Maestas Harrison passed peacefully at her daughter’s home in Bluffdale, UT surrounded by family on March 1, 2021 of kidney failure. 

Born on June 1, 1934 to Pedro and Maria Ruben Gonzales Maestas in Espanola, NM. She was the...

Patricia Joyce Duncan

February 26, 2021


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A Private Family Mass will be conduced on Monday, March 1, 2021@ 11:00 a.m. at the St James Catholic Church. A Public viewing will be held on Monday, March 1, 2021 from 9:30 -10:30a.m. at the Blackburn and Sons Vernal Mortuary. Burial will be in the Vernal Memorial Park.


Mary Lynn Ross

February 23, 2021

Mary Lynn Ross, 81, passed away on February 23, 2021 at her home in Vernal, Utah. 

Mary was born July 15, 1939 in Ponca City, Oklahoma to Charles and Lillian Gardner. 

She married George Tex Ross, on February 1, 1972.

Mary loved sewing and spending time with her family. She worked as a Pink Lady at the Vernal Hospital. 


Mavis Powell

February 18, 2021


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Mavis Louise Powell

February 20, 1921 ~ February 18, 2021

Our loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed from this life February 18, 2021 just 2 days before her 100th Birthday.  She was born February 20th 1921 in Ashley Valley, Vernal, Utah to Thomas Edward and Mary Louise Bowes...

Tharon Warburton Merkley

February 17, 2021

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Tharon Warburton Merkley, age 96.

Our Beloved Tharon Warburton Merkley returned home on February 17, 2021. Tharon was born on April 11, 1924 to Leroy Warburton and Maybell Hansen Warburton in Vernal, Utah. She married the love of her life Tad Borden Merkley on December 13, 1941 they had 5 children.

 Mom loved to make...

Lawrence Craig Caldwell

February 17, 2021

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Lawrence “Craig” Caldwell, 98, of Vernal, Utah passed away peacefully with his family by his side on February 17th, 2021. 

Craig was born October 14, 1922 in Lapoint, Utah in a tiny log cabin with a dirt floor. He was the oldest child of Lawrence Emery Caldwell and Zina Thompson Caldwell. 

Craig married...

Norma Richardson Wardle

February 15, 2021


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Norma Jean (Anderson) Wardle, 94 of Vernal Utah passed away February 15, 2021 at her home.


Norma was born August 27, 1926 in Roosevelt, Utah to Ada Rhea Hanson and Albin Emanual Anderson.  She was the oldest of 5...

Bernice Raye Sell

February 15, 2021

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Bernice R. Sell passed away peacefully the morning of February 15, 2021 after a short battle with the recurrence of cancer coupled with pneumonia. She was a loving wife, mother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. Bernice was born May 5, 1936 in Inavale, Nebraska...

Ronnie Glade Mackay

February 14, 2021

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Ronnie Glade Mackay was born November 27, 1958 on Thanksgiving evening in Vernal, Utah. As a little child Ronnie could be found playing all day with his trucks in a pile of dirt. This love of big trucks followed him his whole life. There wasn’t a truck he...

Nicholas Gary Eaton Sr.

February 8, 2021

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1950 – 2021 Nicholas Gary Eaton Sr, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, was born Feb 21st, 1950, in Chico, California.  He passed away Feb 8th, 2021 due to heart complications. 

His early years were split amongst time in Northern California and his beloved Vernal, Utah.  While...

Marba Ainge

February 4, 2021

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Marba Ellen Peterson Ainge

April 27, 1927 to February 4, 2021

Marba Ellen Ainge age 93 returned home to her Heavenly father, with open arms from her husband, daughter, son, and her parents.

Born April 27, 1927 to Marv & Mary (Greenhow) Peterson, at her grandpa and grandma Greenhow’s home...

Lynetta Mae Kurtz

January 30, 2021

Lynetta May Bird Kurtz, passed away January 30, 2021 at her home in Vernal, Utah. At the age of 87. She was he oldest child of Lyndon and Alta May (Schmidt) Smith Waters Bird, Lynetta was born October 3, 1933 in Bluebell, Utah. She married Wilson Henry Kurtz, they had five children: Chuck (Margie) Gardner; Danny (Mary) Kurtz; Devere (Donna)...

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