Obituaries

April 24, 1940 ~ June 17, 2021 Ardie was born April 24, 1940 in Blanding, UT to James Rodney and Barbara Porter Palmer. Her early years were spent mostly in Blanding; Salt Lake City, UT; and Southern California. At a very young age, a high fever caused her to become mentally disabled. Ardie...
January 4, 1933 ~ June 17, 2021 Helen Pearl Valdez died June 17, 2021. She was born January 4, 1933 to Edward and Maud Brackett Knuckles. She married John Valdez June 28, 1989, her soulmate. She is survived by her children Michael (Janey) Hankins, Steven (Glenda) Hankins, Eddie Hankins, Bruce...
June 28, 1941 ~ June 16, 2021 On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, Thelma Kay (Katie) Musselman Collard, a loving wife, mother, and granny, passed away at age 79. Katie was born on June 28, 1941 in Sentinel, OK to Floyd and Jewel Truman.  Katie’s family moved from Oklahoma to Eunice, NM in 1951 and...
September 10, 1929 ~ May 9, 2021 deBenneville K. Seeley, Jr was born on September 10, 1929 in New York City to Lydia Clothier Seeley and deBenneville K. Seeley, Sr. He passed away on May 9, 2021 at the age of 91 in Phoenix, AZ. Kim attended Middlebury College, earning a degree in geology. He...
April 23, 1937 ~ May 23, 2021 Yvonne Fuller Walker passed away on May 23, 2021 at the age of 84. She was born to Lewis Cornelius Fuller and Della Marie Fox in Monticello, UT. She was the youngest of six children. At the age of ten, she got to go with her dad to Price to pick up a brand new 1947...
January 19, 1991 ~ April 11, 2021 Michael Thomas Flavel returned to the arms of his Heavenly Parents on April 11, 2021. He was born January 19, 1991. His siblings were Christopher, Mandy, and Skyann. Over the next six years, Michael got three more little sisters – Felicia, Natalie, and Kelsey. Baby...
Christine Merle Nielson Straughn, age 72, died on May 2, 2021 after many years of struggling with dementia. She was born on May 8, 1948 in Monticello, UT to Milton and Estella Nielson. The memories that she was able to safeguard longest were of her childhood. With fondness, she often recounted the...
September 26, 1956 ~ March 22, 2021 Our brother, Chad Helquist Perkins, passed away peacefully in his home in Blanding on March 22, 2021. Chad was the fifth of six children born to Carl Bayles and Bernice Helquist Perkins. His brothers and sisters are Sheila Mortensen, Sandy Brown, Anne Howell,...
May 15, 1948 ~ April 22, 2021 Duane Roy Black was born May 15, 1948 in Monticello to Melvin Aldro Black and Melva Hurst Black. He was the youngest of four children with two older sisters and one older brother who preceded him in death. He enjoyed growing up in Blanding. Early in life he developed...
May 6, 1928 ~ April 15, 2021 Donna Adams Washburn was born the 6th of May 1928 in Blanding, UT to Lloyd and Allie Adams. She had two older brothers who died as infants and was the middle of three daughters. Donna enjoyed growing up in Blanding. After graduating from San Juan High, she attended the...

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