Volume 7, Number 4 - April 19, 2007
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Cornelia Marie Fear Robinson
Cornelia “Inky” Marie Fear Robinson, 83, died Easter Sunday, April 8, 2007, in Salt Lake City, Utah, surrounded by her children. Inky was born Aug. 19, 1923, at the family ranch in Big Piney to Cornelia L. O’Neil Fear and Clifton A. Fear Sr. She attended Big Piney schools and St. Mary’s of the Wasatch in Salt Lake City and a year or two at the University of Wyoming. Following that she worked in Cheyenne as a secretary for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. She married Ben R. Buckley and had a daughter, Patricia. She married Dean G. Jewett and had daughter Roberta and son Gordon. Upon divorce the family moved to Florida for a brief period where she developed a life-long love of the ocean, beaches and sun. Returning west she lived for 27 years in several places in Utah, including Roy, Bountiful, Murray, Park City and Salt Lake City. She worked for many years for M and I Insurance in Salt Lake City and was actively involved in the Soroptomist Club. She married Gordon Robinson and was widowed in 1978. After retiring she moved to Arizona and divided time between there and family in Salt Lake City, California, Washington and Wyoming. In retirement her joys were golf, traveling and enjoying the company of her many friends and relatives. She actively participated in the St. Joachim and St. Anne Catholic Parish in Arizona and outreach programs for St. Vincent de Paul. She was a woman of faith, hope and charity who tried to teach her children the same. We cannot imagine life without her.
She is survived by daughters Patricia S. Buckley of Salt Lake City, Utah, Roberta A. Jewett; son-in-law Kent G. Lightfoot of El Cerrito, Calif.; son Clifton Gordon Jewett; daughter-in-law Theresa Jewett; and grandson Clifton Caleb Jewett of Spokane, Wash., along with a large extended family of many nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews and beyond in California, Georgia, Iowa, Nebraska, Oregon, New Mexico, New York, Utah and Wyoming.
She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Clifton “Pete” A. Fear Jr. and Kenneth “Buss” Fear Sr. and sister Edythe L. Barp all of Big Piney.
A viewing and rosary was held Friday evening April 13 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Big Piney. Funeral Mass was held Saturday morning April 14 at 10 a.m. at the church. Interment followed in the Plainview Cemetery.
An informal gathering to remember her was held on Sunday, April 15 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the home of her daughter Patricia Buckley. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Charity or a comparable charity with a mission to the poor.
Arvel A. David
Arvel A. David, 86, passed away peacefully late Monday, April 9, 2007, with his wife and granddaughter, Kelsey by his side.
He was born on July 18, 1920 in Flat, Mo. He was the youngest of six children born to John and Viola Spruell David. He was raised and educated in Kansas. He married Eloise Gilmer, in November of 1939, in Webb City, Mo. She passed away in November of 1945.
He joined the navy during World War II serving from April 1944 to February 1946. He was a gunner’s mate on the USS Hornet, which participated in many battles after Pearl Harbor. After his honorable discharge, he met and married Ruth DeGraw Oct. 15, 1946 in LaBarge.
Throughout his life he had held many different positions ranging from a policeman, foreman on the Alaska Pipeline, overseas construction in British Guiana and, having built and operated David Motor, a prominent business in Soda Springs, Idaho, and LaBarge.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved to go camping and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife Ruth David, Soda Springs; two sons and four daughters: Bryan (Nina) David, Big Piney; Darrel (Glena) David, Spring Creek, Nev.; Janice (Norman) McElroy, Evanston; Luella (Kent) Ames, St. Anthony, Idaho; Arvella (Greg) Kunz, Wellsville, Utah; Gayla Preece (and fiancé Larry Ludnisky), Elko, Nev. Also surviving are 23 grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers: Clifford, Homer, Wilford and Earl; a sister, Eunice; and a son-in-law, Kelly Preece.
Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, April 14 at 10 a.m. at the Hooper LDS Chapel in Soda Springs. Burial was held in be in Viola Cemetery with military honors. Graveside services where held at 3 p.m. Services were under the direction of the Sims Funeral Home.
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