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Obituaries

Leah Dona Southworth

Leah Dona Southworth, 78, of Mapleton, Utah passed away peacefully on Feb. 10, 2008, following a recent stroke.

She was born on Aug. 3, 1929, in Kanab, Utah, to Will and Beryl Findlay Vaughn.

Leah attended school in Kanab and went on to graduate from Branch Agricultural College in Cedar City, Utah. After college Leah moved to the Los Angeles, Calif. area to work for AT&T for several years. Leah married Henry "Hank" Southworth on Sept. 11, 1954, and moved to Williams. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed her callings in Primary and Relief Society.

Leah enjoyed the many family gatherings throughout the years and loved taking care of her children and husband. She loved taking rides to view wildlife and enjoy the fall colors.

She is survived by her two children: Mona (Mark) Hintze of Provo, Utah and Cary (Terri) Southworth of Mapleton, Utah; grandchildren Lucas, Zachary, Heidi, Kali, Micah, Spencer and Kelsey; great-grandson Heath; and sister Beatrice Carr of Kanab, Utah.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Oneita Lathim, brothers Rodney Perkins and John Vaughn, and son-in-law Mark Hintze.

Funeral services are under the direction of Norvel Owens Mortuary of Flagstaff and will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 in the Williams LDS Chapel, 1111 Stockmen Rd. in Williams. Family and friends are invited to a viewing at 9 a.m. at the church prior to the funeral. Burial will be at the Williams Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.walkerfamilymortuary.com. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Aileen Grunigen

Aileen Goldie Grunigen, 83, of Ash Fork, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008.

She was born Aug. 8, 1924, in Villa Park, Ill., to George and Angeline Youngquist.

Aileen is survived by husband Tom; daughters Joy, Ruth and Sarah; grandchildren Kalee, Dalton, Brandi, Melanie and Matthew; and great-granddaughter Emrey.

A memorial service was held at First Baptist Church of Williams at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008. Pastor David Cox of First Baptist Church in Ash Fork led the service.

Condolences can be sent to the family at 1784 Eastwood Way, Lynden, WA 98264.

Arrangements were under the direction of Chino Valley Funeral Home.

Kassi Irene Rawlinson

Kassi Irene Rawlinson, 17, of Bullhead City, left this world and entered into heaven on Friday, Feb. 8, 2008 as the result of an auto accident.

Kassi was born on Feb. 3, 1991 in Phoenix. She spent most of her life in Williams and Bullhead City.

Kassi touched a lifetime's worth of people and their hearts in her very young life. She was dedicated to her education and continuing onto college. Her life was filled with music and art. She entered every room with a bang. She filled each space with excitement. Kassi could never have too many friends; she could always find room for one more. She was not just the life of the party; she could single-handedly be the party. Kassi was all about family and friends. She gave of herself and opened her heart to all those around her.

She is survived by her parents, John and Shellie Rawlinson; sisters Diedre (T.J.) Rawlinson Soto and children and Rachelle Barras; brothers William Rawlinson and Robert Barras; grandmother Audrey Darling; aunt Sandy Darling and daughter; uncle Bill Rawlinson and children; godmother Opal Means; and many extended family member and friends.

A viewing will be held 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008 at Dimond and Sons Silver Bell Chapel, 2620 Silver Creek Rd., Bullhead City. Services will be held 1-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, also at Dimond and Sons Silver Bell Chapel.

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