Obituaries

Rhoda T. DeVed

Nov 4, 2012

Funeral services for Rhoda Thorne DeVed, age 93, long time resident of Vernal will be held Friday, November 9, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. at the Kingsbury Congregational Church (65 East 100 North). A visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Rockpoint Cemetery under the care and direction of the Blackburn...

Donna Etchen

Nov 4, 2012

Donna Etchen, age 67 of Roosevelt, Utah, passed away at her home on November 4, 2012. She was born in Provo, Utah on July 13, 1945 to Donald G. and Deloris J. Osiek Barrett. She married Steven L. Etchen in 1962 and together they had 6 children. Donna moved to the Basin from Gunnison, Colorado 13 years ago. She belonged...

Nila Murray

Oct 31, 2012

Nila Weeks Murray, age 82 of Vernal, Utah passed away on October 31, 2012. She was born June 8, 1930 in Vernal to Nelson Owen and Jessie Holmes Weeks. She married Jerry Macks Murray on June 9, 1947 and together they had two children; Keith and Marlene. They later divorced. Nila worked as a telephone operator for Mountain Bell, as...

Romania Freeman

Oct 31, 2012

Romania G. Roney Martinsen Freestone Freeman passed away peacefully on October 31, 2012, in Mesa, Arizona. Born May 14, 1915, in Koosharem, Utah, to George Henry and Sarah Mariah Hatch Martinsen, the fifth of ten children, she was reared in Vernal, Utah, where she attended the public schools. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of...

Marjorie Collier

Oct 17, 2012

Marjorie Yeaman Collier passed away October 17, 2012 at the Avalon Care Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born September 5, 1933 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Charles and Anne Yeaman. In 1948, she moved with her parents and brothers, Ronald and Donald to Tooele, Utah. There she met her sweetheart, Harlen Collier. They were married on August...

Lamoyne Taylor

Oct 16, 2012

Funeral services for Lamoyne Taylor, age 61 of Vernal, husband of Shelly Knight Taylor will be held Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Maeser LDS Stake Center. Friends and family may call Friday evening from 6-8 at the Blackburn Vernal Mortuary and 1 hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Rockpoint Cemetery...

Robert M (Bob) Zeller

Oct 15, 2012

Robert M. (Bob) Zeller age 88, passed away October 15, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Society in Alliance, Nebraska. Bob was born September 24, 1924 to Morris E. Z3eller and Ollie Marie York in St. Paul Nebraska. He married Betty Mart on January 12, 1949 in Alliance. Betty passed away on October 5, 2001. Bob later married Donna Hagan June...

Tom Workman

Oct 13, 2012

Tom Lynn Workman, age 55 of Vernal, Utah passed away at his home on October 13, 2012. He was born in Craig, Colorado to Kenneth Ray and Venus Della Atwood Workman on January 25, 1957. He was employed at Zeco and at the Western Park in Vernal, where he enjoyed his co-workers so much. Tom enjoyed fishing, watching movies, and...

LaVern Steward

Oct 12, 2012

Laverne E. Steward, age 69 passed away October 12, 2012 at her home in Vernal Utah due to complications of COPD. She was born on April 16, 1943 to Louise and Ray Coughlin in Boulder Co. Laverne was married to Melvin Steward, they later divorced. They had one daughter Becky (Nick) Valdez of Vernal. Laverne is survived by her siblings...

Mickey Holt

Oct 12, 2012

Fairy Pearl (Mickey) Holt, age 85, of Vernal, passed away on October 12, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family and friends. She was born to Carl and Sarah Carrell Blank in Las Vegas, Nevada March 19, 1927. She married Dale Stoddard then later divorced. She then later married Louis Holt. Mickey s enjoyment in life was going camping...

Gilbert Von Swain

Oct 8, 2012

Gilbert Von Swain, age 70, of Vernal, Utah, died at his home surrounded by his family after fighting valiantly against a long-term illness, on October 8, 2012. He was born July 11, 1942, in LaPoint, Utah to Orville and Ora Swain. He attended Union High School and married his high school sweetheart, Marlene Horrocks on December 20, 1961, in the...

Michael Clabaugh

Oct 5, 2012

Michael George Clabaugh peacefully returned to his Heavenly Father surrounded by his family October 5, 2012 at the age of 65 in Salt Lake City. Dad was born January 7, 1947 to Michael Reuben Clabaugh and Lorianne Pearl Daniels in Casper, Wyoming. He graduated from Natrona High School in 1965. Dad served in the Navy for two years during the...

Brenda Walker

Oct 5, 2012

Brenda Darlene North Walker, age 47 of Meeker, Colorado passed away at the Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Meeker on October 5, 2012. She was born in San Bernardino, California on May 12, 1965 to Thomas and Jesse Kathy McFarland North. Her family moved to Meeker in 1967. Brenda attended school in Meeker and after high school she moved to Phoenix,...

Dina Hardinger

Sep 24, 2012

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Blackburn Vernal Mortuary with a visitation 1 hour prior to services. Burial will be in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery.

Janice Knutson

Sep 23, 2012

Janice Powell Knutson, age 75 of Vernal, Utah passed away quietly at the Uintah Care Center on Sunday, September 23, 2012. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 7, 1937 to William Lee and Rhoda Harriett Powell. Janice attended Weber High School and served a mission for the LDS Church in northern California from 1967 to 1969....

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